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To order a mineral give the mineral name and the number of the specimen you wish to purchase. You will receive that exact specimen.  Satisfaction is guaranteed.  If you are unhappy with any specimen, let me know within 5 days that you are returning for full refund with no questions askekd <or> credit toward another specimen.

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Native Antimony

Specimen # 1800

Lac Nicolet Mine, Quebec
Canada

2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm

$ 20



Glistening, silver, metallic specimens of native antimony ore
 
 
 

Bornite on Native Silver

Specimen # 1801

San Martin Mine, Zacatecas
Mexico

6.5 x 4 cm

$ 35



Bluish-black ore covering thin sheets of pure silver; very impressive specimens
 
 
 

Bornite with Covellite and Chalcopyrite

Specimen # 1802

Magma Mine, 3600' level, Superior
Pinal County, Arizona

10 x 7 x 3 cm

$ 45


Bright bluish-purple metallic ore; most specimens have pyrite inclusions

 
 
Bornite

Specimen # 1803

Kelly Mine, Butte
Silver Bow County, Montana

cm

$ 35


Gray to blue soild metallic specimens collected in the deep mines of Butte when the mines were still active; this specimen has a sawed flat surface for displaying
 
 

Bornite

Specimen # 1804


San Martin, Zacatecas, Mexico

$ 20

Attractive multicolored specimen

Collected by M. Rheinlander in 1997


 


Chalcopyrite with Magnetite and Bornite

Specimen # 1805

Ertsberg Mine, Indonesia


$ 35

Collected in 1998 at 11,000 feet



 

Cobaltite with Smaltite

Specimen # 1806

Cobalt, Ontario, Canada

7 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm

$ 25



Cobaltite is a sulfosalt mineral composed of cobalt, arsenic, and sulfur compounds to make the formula CoAsS
  
 
 
 

Copper on Black Shale

Specimen # 1807

White Pine Mine, Ontonagan County,
Michigan

6.5 x 5 x .2 and 4 x 4 x .2 cm

$ 24



Thiis specimen consists of two pieces; there is a nice, sharp contrast between the bright copper and the black shale

 
 
 

Copper 

Specimen # 1808


Chino Pit, New Mexico

9 x 3.5 cm

$ 25

A fairly flat , but 3D piece of native copper with rock matrix
 
 
 
 

Native Copper 

Specimen # 1809

Ray Mine, Arizona

6.5 x 5 x 1 cm,  103.1 grams

$ 55



A clean 3D piece of native copper with virtually no matrix

 

Native Copper

Specimen # 1810

Caledonia Mine, Ontonagon County Michigan

7.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm, 85.3 grams

$ 35



This copper is
very bright and has slight reddish coloration
 
 
 

Native Copper

Specimen # 1811

Mohawk Mine, Michigan

9 x 6 x 1.5 cm, 178.9 grams

$ 55


Native copper with a natural blue- green to gray rock matrix
 
 
 


Native Copper

Specimen # 1831

Mohawk Mine, Michigan USA

5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm, 59 grams

$ 30

Native copper mixed with an interesting natural mostly white hardrock matrix


   

Copper Float 

Specimen # 1812

 Michigan, Upper Peninsula

7.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm

$ 50

These are found scattered over a wide area of Wisconsin and Michigan


Pieces of copper dropped by glaciers; the copper is exposed and polished on one surface; unaltered surface is a bright green; specimen sits on a layer of cork
 
 
 

Copper Ore 

Specimen # 1813

Haile Mine,
3 1/2 miles northeast of Kershaw,  Lancaster County, South Carolina


13 x 8 x 3 cm

$ 50

Glistening copper on surface of native white and gray schist host rock. On most specimens, the copper is seen as multiple wavy layers of thin sheets of copper throughout the host rock

 
 
 

Copper Arsenides (mainly algodonite) in calcite
[XRD verified at Michigan Tech Univ.]

Specimen # 1814

Pancake Bay, Lake Superior
North of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

8 x 5 x 1 cm

$ 200

This is a thick rock slice through calcite and host rock with embedded copper arsenides

 

 

Copper Arsenides (mainly algodonite)
in calcite
[XRD verified at Michigan Tech Univ.]

Specimen # 1815

Pancake Bay, Lake Superior, North of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
9.5 x 8 x 1 cm

$ 175

This is a thick rock slice through calcite and host rock with embedded copper arsenides
 
 
 
 

 Covellite

Specimen # 1816

Little Annie Vein, Summitville, Rio Grande County, Colorado

6 x 6 x 2 cm

$ 95


Fine blues, golds, on white matrix; a very attractive ore specimen; rare;  some fracture lines are common is this material


Gold Ore

Specimen # 1817

Homestake Mine, Lead, South Dakota

5 cm across, 1.5 cm thick core section

$ 40

The slight angle toward one edge is because there is usually a chip when the core is cut by the diamond saw.

Also available:  a smaller 2.5 cm circular core sections, $ 5

Reference: see the photographs in USGS Professional Paper 26
 
 
 

Gold Mine Ore

Specimen # 1818

 Sunnyside Gold Mine,
Eureka, San Juan County, Colorado


7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm

$ 30


Quartz, gold, pyrite, chalcopyrite, galena, and sphalerite in matrix


 
 

Gold Mine Ore 

Specimen # 1819

Sunnyside Gold Mine,
Eureka, San Juan County, Colorado

6 x 5 x 4 cm


$ 100

Quartz,  pyrite, chalcopyrite, gold, galena, and sphalerite in matrix 
 
 
 

Pyrite / Gold ore in matrix

Specimen # 1820

Haile Mine, 3 ½ miles northeast of Kershaw, Lancaster County
South Carolina

6 x 4 x 3 cm

$  75

Massive sulfide deposits containing pyrite/gold which are embedded in white to cream ro gray colored shists

Price determined by the number of  sulphides and/or metallic inclusions on the surface of the host rock; not assayed; mine is now back in operation 
 

 
 

Pyrite / Gold ore in matrix

Specimen # 1821

Haile Mine, 3 ½ miles northeast of Kershaw, Lancaster County
South Carolina

6.5 x 6 x 1.5 cm

$ 35

Close up of another Haile Mine  specimen

as above showing  the metal content
of the host rock; this is the actual color of
the specimen (gray to yellow)

 
 
 

Pyrite / Gold ore in matrix

Specimen # 1822

Haile Mine, 3 ½ miles northeast of Kershaw, Lancaster County
South Carolina

5 x 2.5 x 1 cm

$ 35

 Another Haile Mine  specimen
 showing  less metal content
and more host rock;
this is the actual gray to white color of
the schist host rock; hold it under a bright light and note the pryrites / gold sparkles?  

 
 


Graphite

Specimen # 1823

La Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

5.5 x 5 x 0.5 cm

$ 20

Silver, metallic, specimens of graphite
 
 
 

Heubnerite

Specimen # 1824

Adams Mine, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado

3.5 x 3 x 3 cm

$ 30



Massive brown-gold-black glistening-
metallic crystals on matrix
 
 
 
 

 Mohawkite

Specimen # 1825

Mowawk-Ahmeek Area, Keweenaw County, Michigan

8 x 6.5 x 2 cm
;  just over 400 grams

$ 75

Silver to copper colored metallic rocks composed of copper arsenides containing cobalt, silver, nickel and iron which were apparently dropped by the glaciers (they
usually have one flat side); many have
a white internal quartz matrix
 
 
 

 Molybdenite on Calcite

Specimen # 1826

Questa, Taos County,
New Mexico USA


9 x 6 x 3 cm


$ 40


Thumb-nail specimens are small pieces of pure moly ore; larger specimens are silver metallic ore on matrix; some specimens with phlogophite crystals 
 
 

Molybdenite 

Specimen # 1827

Jardinera # 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chile

$ 40

Silver metallic specimens, some on a green matrix, collected in 1994
 
 
 

Molybdenite 

Specimen # 1828

Santa Ana de Yecora, Sonora, Mexico

5.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm

$ 20


Molybdenite is on the bottom in this photograph; but actually is all through the rock.

This silver metallic specimen on native rock with malachite and pyrite was collected in 1999 
 
 
 
 
Molybdenite

Specimen # 1829

Cadillac Mine,
Lac Preissac, Quebec, Canada

8 x 6 x 4.5 cm

$ 45


This specimen is very impressive with the stark contrast of silver ore on white quartz
 
 
 

 Silver - Lead Ore

Specimen # 1830

War Eagle Mine
Tecopa, California

6 x 5 x 6 cm

$ 35



Galena, purite, sphalerite, and associated minerals


 


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