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Minerals from California

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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. 



Artinite

Mineral # 1300

 Picacho Peak, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California

9.5 x 4.5 x 5 cm

$ 59







Artinite

Mineral # 1300


Click on the image to get a jpeg four times larger so you can see the acicular
hydrated
magnesium carbonate crystals; there also in another area of
crystallization on the left edge of the specimen see above






 

Aurichalcite

Mineral # 1301

War Eagle Mine,
Inyo County, California

6 x 6 x 2.5 cm

 $ 49











Aurichalcite

Mineral # 1301


A closer view of the Aurichalcite, an attractive  zinc and copper carbonate mineral on matrix











Gold Ore

Mineral # 1302

Rich Gulch Consolidated Gold Mines (Eagle Rock, Virgilia), Edmanton District, Plumas County, California

8 x 5 x 3.5 cm

 
$ 30














Gold Ore

Mineral # 1302


Click on the jpeg; you can actually see metallic flecks in the dark gray-brown rock; I can't guarantee it is gold,
but it looks like it and this is an attractive specimen; they are mining a vein deposit there at this time






Matildite and Pyrite in Quartz

Mineral # 1303

3 x 3 x 2 cm

Darwin Mine, Inyo County, California

 $ 25





Matildite and Pyrite in Quartz

Mineral # 1303

Slightly closer view and slightly different angle of this specimen

The Darwin Mine was located in a lead, silver, and zinc mining district










Neptunite

Mineral # 1304

Benitoite Gem Mine

Santa Rita Peak, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California

11.5 x 9 x 7.5 cm

$ 69













Neptunite

Mineral # 1304

A close up view of the dark blue (almost black) Neptunite crystals; note several partial light blue Benitoite crystals on the left side











Selenite Crystal

Mineral # 1305

Darwin, Inyo County, California

10.5 x 1 x 1 cm

 $ 15














Selenite Crystal

Mineral # 1305

Another view of the opposite side of the crystal; it does have a few chips, but they don't distract too much










Silver - Lead Ore, High Grade

Mineral # 1306

War Eagle Mine, Upper Noonday Camp, Nopah Range, Inyo County, California

The mine is located 6 miles east of Tecopa, California

Iron, silver, gold, galena, pyrite, sphalerite, and associated minerals

4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm

$ 75











Silver - Lead Ore, High Grade

Mineral # 1306

Click on specimen to enlarge this closer view; the silver ore is located in a very interesting gray and white conglomerate rock at least partly composed of dolomite.

Reference: California Division of Mines and Geology Special Report 106, 1976, 72 pages. 










Silver - Lead Ore, High Grade

Mineral # 1307

War Eagle Mine, Upper Noonday Camp, Nopah Range, Inyo County, California

6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm

$ 48



 





Silver - Lead Ore, High Grade

Mineral # 1307

A closer view.  Click on specimen to enlarge.

This specimen has a slightly different composition to the host rock.  Note the large number of small veins of ore.










Tetrahedrite and Pyrite in Quartz

Mineral # 1308

Panamint Valley, California USA

located east of the Argus and Slate Ranges
and west of the Panamint Range

4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm

$ 45










Tetrahedrite and Pyrite in Quartz

Mineral # 1308



A closer view showing the black Tetrahedrite inclusions in the host rock.

This rock has a polished face for better visualization. When this specimen is turned in bright light the middle of the Tetrahedrite is silver colored.  Also note the number of fractures in the quartz host rock.











Ulexite


Mineral # 1309

Boron, California


7.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm

 $ 30

Some of these are sawed sections; commonly known as TV rock; cut and  polished thin sections give an interesting magnification and/or double appearance to printed matter











Ulexite

Mineral # 1309

A closer view showing the internal longitudinal crystalline structure to the specimen.

The actual composition of this rock:  It  is a hydrated sodium calcium borate hydroxide.











Selenite Crystal

Mineral # 1310

Darwin, Inyo County, California

6 x 2.3 x 2 cm

$ 28











Selenite Crystal

Mineral # 1310

A closer view of this exceptionally clean crystal.









Myrickite

Mineral # 1311

McLaughlin Mine (Manhattan Mine), Knoxville, Knoxville District, Napa County, California

2.6 x 2 x 0.5 cm


$ 28










Myrickite

Mineral # 1311

A closer view of this small rock slab turned vertically. 
This is actually cinnabar which has been  agatized to a hardness of 7 (just like quartz).
In some places it is hardened into stone by the process of opalization.











Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1312

Normandy-Dulmaine Mine, Rough and Ready District, about 5 miles West of Grass Valley, Nevada County, California

11 x 10 x 7 cm

$ 50

















Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1312

A closer view of some of the Chalcopyrites on one side of specimen; Pyrites and Chalcopyrites are found at numerous locations on this specimen;
note the white vein on the top right corner; you can sort of follow it down the edge of the rock;
it cuts through the entire rock in several locations but does
not seem to affect the mineralization.












Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1312

A very close view of the same attractive patch of Chalcopyrites













Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1313

Osceola Mine, Rough and Ready District, Nevada County, California (located about 5 miles NW of Grass Valley, California)

This mine is just over 1 mile Northwest of the Normandie Dulmaine Mine noted above
(do not confuse this Osceola Mine with the other Osceola Mine in Sierra County just to the North)

6.5 x 5 x 5.5 cm

$ 195














Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1313

A closer view of specimen; I do not claim that you are looking at gold here; it could be partially gold,
but it is a nice specimen from a real gold mine










Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1313

A even closer view of specimen











Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1313

A closer view and a different angle








Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1314

Osceola Mine, Rough and Ready District, about 5 miles NW of Grass Valley, California

6.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm

$ 75



 
 




Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1314

Opposite side of specimen from image above










Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1314

Closer view of specimen at an angle








Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1315

Osceola Mine, Rough and Ready District, about 5 miles NW of Grass Valley, California

10 x 8.5 x 7 cm

$ 199










Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1315

A closer view of one side of this very colorful specimen
















Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1315

A closer view at a different angle;  I do not claim the yellow metal here to be gold,
it could be, but I did not have it analyzed; it is a very colorful,
one of a kind, specimen from a real gold mime










Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1315

Another closer view










Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1315

Another close view at a different area of the specimen
 


Molybdenite, Hornblende, Feldspar, Scheelite

Mineral # 1316

Annex Claim Area
Pine Creek Mine
Bishop District, Inyo County, California


5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm

$ 38






 







Molybdenite, Hornblende, Feldspar, Scheelite

Mineral # 1316

Another view of this specimen along one edge; Hornblende is the top central black crystal;
granular feldspar is toward one edge has its typical structure and chatoyancy;
Schellite (usually orange to red) is the crystal pointing downward on the jpeg above;
A large, 2 cm subhedral molybdenite crystal is present on this specimen

 



Molybdenite, Epidote, Quartz

Mineral # 1317

Annex Claim Area, Pine Creek Mine

Bishop District, Inyo County, California


7.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm

$ 125


 




Molybdenite, Epidote, Quartz

Mineral # 1317

Another view showing the green Epidote on the lower left side with quartz;
Molybdenum is scattered throughout the specimen
 


 



Molybdenite, Epidote, Quartz

Mineral # 1317

Another view showing several quartz crystals next to the patches of molybdenum;
this metal has its name derived from the Greek word Molybdos meaning lead;
it originally was through to be another lead ore due to its silver color resembling galena


 






Molybdenite, Epidote, Quartz

Mineral # 1317

Another view showing the Epidote and Molybdenum and several orange spots which are Scheelite;

a  3cm Molybdenum rosette is dominant; several other smaller rosettes are also present on this specimen


 



Azurite, Rosasite, Malachite, Hemimorphite, and Hydrozincite

Mineral # 1318

Zinc Hill Mine, Darwin District, Inyo County, California

8 x 10 x 2.5 cm

$ 75


 







Azurite, Rosasite, Malachite, Hemimorphite, and Hydrozincite

Mineral # 1318

A closer view of this specimen.   The Zinc Hill Mine has produced a number of specimens with
Hemimorphite, but it was usually covered by an interesting, but unknown, black mineral. 

There was a sequence of minerals where azurite was altered to malachite and Rosasite. There is some azurite around the edges of Rosasite on this specimen.
Hemimorphite was deposited later and hydrozincite after that. The white areas on  this specimen are thought to be hydrozincite.

For more information on the mineralogy of this specimen, go to Mineral Record, Volume 16, pp. 110-113, 1975


 







Azurite, Rosasite, Malachite, Hemimorphite, and Hydrozincite

Mineral # 1318

A close-up view of this specimen showing greater detail; note azurite directly below the resasite as described above.
   
   
   
   
   

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