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Minerals from Alaska


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To order a mineral give the mineral name and the number of the specimen(s) you wish to purchase. You will receive that exact specimen(s).  Satisfaction is guaranteed.  If you are unhappy with any specimen, please let me know within 5 days after your shipment arrives that you are returning a specimen(s) for full refund with no questions asked.  I only ask that all specimens returned are in the same condition upon return as when shipped.

 




Almandine Garnet

Specimen # 1500

Garnet Ledge (Alaska Garnet; Wrangell Garnet),
Wrangell, Wrangell Island, Wrangell-Petersburg Borough, Alaska

Garnet: 1 cm, with matrix: 2.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm

$ 10





Almandine Garnet

Specimen # 1500

A view of the garnet with the specimen pointed
straight up toward the camera





Cinnabar

Specimen # 1501

Red Top Mine, Marsh Mountain,
Aleknagike, Alaska

5 x 4 x 3.5 cm

$ 35

Bright  crystalline mass in matrix
 





Cinnabar

Specimen # 1501

This Cinnabar ore consists of an attractive blend
 of Calcite, Cinnabar, Dolomite, Hematite, and
Quartz on Limonite

 

 



Gold Ore

Specimen # 1502

Kensington Mine, Juneau District, Juneau Borough, Alaska

15 x 7 x 5 cm

$ 175


   



Gold Ore

Specimen # 1502

Another view showing a closeup of pyrites in white quartz; trace the pyrites upward and note the color change at the top near the black semicircle where mineralization of the pyrites ch;anges to a copper color.  This indicates some gold content (as was the case in some California gold mines.



   



Chromite Ore

Specimen # 1503

Chromite, Kanuti Hills, Kokrines - Hodzana
Highlands ultramafic body, Central Alaska


8 x 5.5 x 2 cm

$ 55



   
Chromite Ore

Specimen # 1503

A closer view of the chromite ore in veins
through native rock


Reference:  USBM IC 8915
   


Cinnabar

Specimen # 1504

Red Devil Mine, Red Devil, Kuskokwim
Mountains, Bethel Borough, Alaska

3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


$ 25

   

Cinnabar

Specimen # 1504

Another view at a slightly different angle
and with a different light source


This mine was active from 1933 to 1971.  It produced more mercury than any other mine in Alaska.

Realgar and Orpiment were common at this mine. There might be some crystals of these on this specimen.
   



Gold Ore

Specimen # 1505

Jualin Mine, Juneau District,
Juneau, Borough, Alaska


3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm

$ 60


   


Gold Ore

Specimen # 1505

Another view of the other side of the
specimen
showing the metal surrounding
 the white quartz




   


Gold Ore

Specimen # 1506

Jualin Mine, Juneau District,
Juneau Borough, Alaska

Specimen 1505 above was actually a
piece broken off of this much larger specimen 

9 x 6 x 5 cm

~ 498 grams

$ 249


   


Gold Ore

Specimen # 1506

A closer view
of the specimen again
showing the attractive white quartz and
metallic mineralization




   



Gold Ore

Specimen # 1506

Another very close view of the mineralzation
in this specimen; I do not have an assay report
on these speciments; Jualin ore generally
yielded 0.5 oz (or more) per ton of ore



   

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