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Minerals from Montana


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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. 





Quartz and Rodochrosite

Mineral # 723

Emma Mine, Silverbow County, Montana

14 x 9 x 4 cm

$ 695

Fine pink to white botryoidal rhodochrosite with numerous quartz crystals








Quartz and Rodochrosite

Mineral # 723

Emma Mine, Silverbow County, Montana

This is a closeup image of this fine specimen
 

Bornite

Mineral # 700

Kelly Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County Montana


5.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm

$ 25

Solid, bluish, metallic specimens collected in the Kelly mine in Butte when the mines were active




Bornite

Mineral # 700


A close-up view of the
Bornite specimen above







Bornite

Mineral # 701

Kelly Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County Montana


8.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


$ 75










Bornite

MIneral # 701

another view








Bornite

Mineral # 721

Kelly Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County Montana


44 x 3 x 1 cm


$ 30




Bornite

Mineral # 721

A closer view with a change in light source




Bornite

Mineral # 722

Kelly Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County Montana


49.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


just over 907 grams

$ 165






Bornite

Mineral # 722

A close-up pic which shows the brilliant colors typical of Bornite

Covellite

Mineral # 702

Leonard Mine, 3859' level,
Butte, Silver Bow County,

Montana

2.8 x 2.5 x 1 cm

 $ 49

Covellite was the primary ore the Butte
copper mines.  This sample was mined
in the early 1970's towards the end of
 this famous mining district.





Covellite

Mineral # 702

A close-up view of the specimen above
showing Covellite throughout much of the stone











Covellite

Mineral # 703

Leonard Mine, 3859' level,
Butte, Silver Bow County,
Montana
 
4.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


$ 59


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Covellite

Mineral # 703


Another view of the opposite  side of the stone

Be sure to click on the specimen to enlarge it to see the detail of the interlocking Covellite crystals











Covellite

Mineral # 713

Leonard Mine, 3859' level,
Butte, Silver Bow County,

Montana

4 x 2 x 1 cm

 $ 45





Covellite

Mineral # 713

opposite side of mineral 713 showing multiple colors in specimen







Covellite

Mineral # 714

Leonard Mine, 3859' level,
Butte, Silver Bow County,

Montana

7.5 x 5 x 2 cm

 $ 109








Covellite

Mineral # 714

One edge of specimen showing the deep blue color of the Covellite 

A different light source helps demostrate the multiple colors of this fine specimen
   




Digenite

Mineral # 720

Leonard Mine, Butte,
Silver Bow County,

Montana

2 x 1 x 0.4 cm

 $ 40





Digenite

Mineral # 720

Another view of this rarer specimen showing the deeper silver-blue color of Digenite; pyrite at center of photo






Rhodochrosite

Mineral # 704

  Emma Mine, Silver Bow County Montana

5.5 x 4.5 1.5 cm

$ 55

Fine pink to white botyroidal rhodochrosite crystals covering matrix of quartz with pyrite





   Rhodochrosite

Mineral # 704

Another view of the specimen above



  Rhodochrosite

Mineral # 705

  Emma Mine, Silver Bow County Montana

10 x 9 x 2 cm

$ 125

Crystalline Rhodochrosite with a light pink to rose coloration; the botryoidal appearance is not seen here as it covers quartz crystals
 










  Rhodochrosite

Mineral # 705

another view of the specimen above











Rhodochrosite

Mineral # 706

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana


7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm

 $ 95

Massive, crystalline rhodochrosite; this material has a deeper red color than the material listed above without a botryoidal surface






Rhodochrosite

Mineral # 706

another view of the specimen above











Quartz, Pyrite and Rhodochrosite

Mineral # 707

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana

8 x 6.5 x 4.3 cm

$ 75








Quartz, Pyrite and Rhodochrosite

Mineral # 707

A closer view of the specimen
showing the pyrites on the quartz crystals
with a light dusting of light pink rhodochrosite
over the specimen










Stillwater Gabbro, JM Reef

Mineral # 708

Stillwater Mine, Stillwater, Sweet Grass and Park Counties, Montana

Contents of specimen include Plagioclase
 +/- augite, bronzite, with the sulfides chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, and pentalandite


6.5 x 5 x 5.5 cm

 $ 45










Stillwater Gabbro, JM Reef

Mineral # 708

Click to see a closeup view
showing the sulfides which
 make  this ore valuable.


No Stillwater specimen is ever shipped
unless some ore is clearly visible
somewhere on each rock







Stillwater Gabbro, JM Reef

Mineral # 709

Stillwater Mine, Stillwater, Sweet Grass and Park Counties, Montana

7.5 x 3 x 4.5 cm

$  75

Contents of this specimen include Plagioclase
+/- augite, bronzite, with the sulfides

chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, pentalandite








Stillwater Gabbro, JM Reef

Mineral # 709

Another view of this specimen showing the interesting structure of the rocks from  the JM Reef








Stillwater Anorthosite

Mineral # 710

Stillwater Mine, Stillwater, Sweet Grass and Park Counties, Montana

7 x 2.5 x 4 cm

 $ 35

Stillwater Anorthosite contains numerous sulfides contianing PGE's (Platinum Ground Elements)





Stillwater Anorthosite

Mineral # 710

another view

Click on the mineral to enlarge the specimen, in the center and going down from there you can see what looks like pyrite.

Those are the sulfides containing the PGE's.



 







Stillwater Anorthosite

Mineral # 711

Stillwater Mine, Stillwater, Sweet Grass and Park Counties, Montana USA

6 x 4 x 6 cm

$ 55

Stillwater Anorthosite contains numerous sulfides appearing as dark sulfide spots which contain the PGE's (Platinum Ground Elements)

 









Stillwater Anorthosite

Mineral # 711

Another view showing what appear to be
pyrites in the middle of the specimen

I imagine it takes a lot of ore to yield one
kilo of platinum.


 




Vermiculite

Mineral # 712

Libby, Montana

7 x 6 x 0.3 cm


 $ 50

 The surface of  this specimen is highly reflective







Vermiculite

Mineral # 712

This is specimen is actually a collection of  thin, black "mica" plates
which take on other colors as the light source is moved



 




Chalcocite with Pyrite

Mineral # 715

East Colusa Mine, Butte

Silver Bow County, Montana

7.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm

$ 45






Chalcocite with Pyrite

Mineral # 715

Another view of Pyrite covering Chalcocite
   





Chalcocite with Pyrite

Mineral # 716

East Colusa Mine, Butte

Silver Bow County, Montana

9.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm

$ 100






Chalcocite with Pyrite

Mineral # 716

Another closeup view of the Chalcocite forming a network of stringers through the white quartz; Pyrite scattered about; nice specimen




Chalcocite with Pyrite

Mineral # 717

East Colusa Mine, Butte

Silver Bow County, Montana

7 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm

$ 100






Chalcocite with Pyrite

Mineral # 717


View on opposite side which shows the Chalcocite appearing with a purple color





Chalcocite with Pyrite

Mineral # 717


Another view of this specimen
showing the brecciated appearance
 of the quartz











Chalcocite with Pyrite

Mineral # 718

East Colusa Mine, Butte

Silver Bow County, Montana

4 x 3 x 1 cm

$ 15






Chalcocite with Pyrite

MIneral # 718


Another view on the opposite side of specimen 718 showing mainly the Chalcocite with some veining through the quartz matrix





Chalcocite with Pyrite

Mineral # 719

East Colusa Mine, Butte

Silver Bow County, Montana

6.5 x 4.5x 1.5 cm

$ 50









Chalcocite with Pyrite

Mineral # 719

A closer view of the Chalcocite stringers in quartz showing their typical silver color

Occasional pyrites add to the attractiveness of the specimen

 

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