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Rare: Uncommon in occurrence, or having exceptional structure, or in an unusually large size


Mineral sizes: thumbnail = 1" (2.5 cm), miniature = 2" (5 cm), small cabinet = 3" (7.5cm), cabinet = 4" (10cm), museum = 5" or larger (13 cm +)

Images are hyperlinked.....click mineral to enlarge
   


Amazonite, Smoky Quartz, and Fluorite

Crystal Peak, Florissant, Teller County, Colorado USA

museum, $ 595
price reduced for a limited time to $ 500

only one specimen available, purple fluorite cubes are perched on the smoky quartz crystal
(bottom right corner of picture)
 


Black Jack Sphalerite

Picher Field, Cherokee County,
Kansas USA

min, $ 100
cab, $ 495

Tristate Black Jack Sphlaerite is now rare in this quality; only these two pieces are currently available

Bornite

Kelly Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County Montana USA

Sizes available:

scab, $ 250


Solid, bluish, metallic specimens collected in the deep mines of Butte when the mines were still active; inquire if you want larger pieces

 > for smaller sizes visit the Montana Mineral Catalog

   
 

Cobaltite

(some with veinlets of silver)

Cobalt, Ontario, Canada


Sizes available:

scab, $ 200 to $ 400
cab, $500 to $ 1000


> for smaller pieces visit the Canadian  Mineral Catalog

   
   Image from Ontario Map 2050
showing the north Cobalt Silver Mining Area

Click here to enlarge map
   

Covellite

Little Annie Vein, Summitville, Rio Grande County, Colorado USA

Sizes available:

museum, $ 1000 and up

> for smaller pieces, go to the Colorado Mineral Catalog

 Blue covellite on a white, gold and green matrix; very attractive ore specimens

This is the mineral you have seen on some of our
business cards for years

 

 
Covellite

Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County,
Montana USA

Sizes available:

cab, $ 350 and up

Price is determined by the covellite to matrix ratio

Bright metallic blue mineral in a pyrite-quartz matrix
 

 
Additional  Butte Covellite specimens
with associated matrix minerals

 

 
Gold Ore


Sunnyside Gold Mine, Eureka, San Juan County, Colorado USA

Specimens with or without pink rhodonite; all specimens with base metals, pyrite, chalcopyrite, and galena

museum, $ 300 to $ 3000 when available

> for smaller sizes go to the
Colorado mineral catalog

> additional pics available upon request for any of these
 

 
Rhodochrosite

Emma Mine, Silver Bow County,

Montana USA

scab, $ 95
museum, $ 300 to $1000

 New stock was added in 2013 with smaller sizes now available; Montana Mineral Catalog has additional photographs

Fine pink to white botryoidal rhodochrosite crystals covering matrix of pyrite, and/or sphalerite  and/or quartz
 

 
Stillwater Mine Ore samples

JM Reef, Stillwater Mine, Montana USA


Sizes available: 

 cab, $ 75 - 145
museum, $ 500

 > for smaller sizes visit the Montana Mineral Catalog

Specimen composition: gabbro, mostly olivine/plagioclase cumulates +/- augite +/- bronzite with chalcopyrite and/or pyrrotite and/or pentandite; individual specimens may not contain actual PGE minerals
 


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