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Almandine Garnet

Mineral # 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

Mineral # 1500

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




   





Cinnabar

Mineral # 1501

Red Top Mine, Marsh Mountain,
Aleknagike, Alaska

5 x 4 x 3.5 cm

$ 35

Bright  crystalline mass in matrix
 





Cinnabar

Mineral # 1501

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

 









Gold Ore

Mineral # 1502

Kensington Mine, Juneau District, Juneau Borough, Alaska

15 x 7 x 5 cm

$ 175





 








Gold Ore

Mineral # 1502

Another view showing a close-up 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 changes to a copper color.  This indicates some gold content (as was the case in some California gold mines.






 



Chromite Ore

MIneral # 1503

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


8 x 5.5 x 2 cm

$ 55





 





Chromite Ore

Mineral # 1503

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


Reference:  USBM IC 8915



 




Cinnabar

Mineral # 1504

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

3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


$ 25



 



Cinnabar

Mineral # 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

Mineral # 1505

Jualin Mine, Juneau District,
Juneau, Borough, Alaska


3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm

$ 60




 






Gold Ore

Mineral # 1505

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






 


Gold Ore

Mineral # 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

Mineral # 1506

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







 







Gold Ore

Mineral # 1506

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




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