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Minerals from Montana


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

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.  Return any specimen in its original condition and receive a refund with no questions asked.





Quartz and Rhodochrosite

Mineral # 723

Emma Mine, Silver Bow County, Montana

14 x 9 x 4 cm

$ 595

Fine pink to white botryoidal Rhodochrosite with numerous quartz crystals










Quartz and Rhodochrosite

Mineral # 723

Emma Mine, Silverbow County, Montana

This is a close-up i
mage of this fine specimen



 
Bornite

Mineral # 700

Leonard 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

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Bornite

Mineral # 700

Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County Montana



A close-up view of the Bornite specimen above







 
 







Bornite

Mineral # 701

Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County Montana


8.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


$ 75












Bornite

Mineral # 701

This is another view of this flashy specimen










Bornite

Mineral # 721

Leonard 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

Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County Montana


49.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


This is a hefty specimen weighing 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


 $ 55








Covellite

Mineral # 713

View here is the 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 inside this colorful specimen

A different light source helps demonstrate 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 botryoidal 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


Emma Mine, 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, PGE pre

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, PGE ore

Mineral # 708

Click to see a close-up view showing the sulfides which  make  this ore valuable.











Stillwater Gabbro, JM Reef, PGE ore

Mineral # 709

Stillwater Mine, Stillwater County, Montana

7.5 x 3 x 4.5 cm

$  75

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

chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, pentalandite







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Stillwater Gabbro, JM Reef, PGE ore

Mineral # 709

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


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Stillwater Anorthosite; Norite (calcic plagioclase and orthopyroxene) containing sulphides

Mineral # 710

Stillwater Mine, 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; Norite (calcic plagioclase and orthopyroxene) containing sulphides

Mineral # 710

another view of the specimen above

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 may contain the PGE's.



 










Stillwater Anorthosite; Norite (calcic plagioclase and orthopyroxene) containing sulphides

Mineral # 711

Stillwater Mine, 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 Groundplements)s)

 











Stillwater Anorthosite; Norite (calcic plagioclase and orthopyroxene) containing sulphides

Mineral # 711

Click on the mineral to the left to view what appear to be
pyrites in the middle of this specimen

It takes a lot of ore to yield one kilo of platinum.


 






Vermiculite

Mineral # 712

Vermiculite Mountain Mine (Libby Vermiculite Mine),
Rainy Creek District, Lincoln County, Montana

7 x 6 x 0.3 cm


 $ 50

 The surface of  this specimen is highly reflectivee









VermiculiteVermiculite

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

$95










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

SOLD









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

$ 55








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

$ 105













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

   
 





 
 
Stillwater Mine Gabbro, JM Reef, PGE ore

Mineral # 724 


 Plagioclase +/- Augite, Bronzite with sulfides: Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite and Pentalandite

Stillwater County, Montana

11x 6.5 x 4 cm         840 grams

$ 20


 






 
  Stillwater Mine Gabbro, JM Reef, PGE ore

Mineral # 724 


 Plagioclase +/- Augite, Bronzite with sulfides: Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite and Pentalandite

A closer view of this specimen; look for metallic areas to find the ore which looks a little like copper flecks
 



 

  Stillwater Mine Gabbro, JM Reef, PGE ore

Mineral # 725


 Plagioclase +/- Augite, Bronzite with sulfides: Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite and Pentalandite

Stillwater County, Montana

17 x  10 x 4 cm        907 grams

$ 50
 





 

 
Stillwater Mine Gabbro, JM Reef, PGE ore

Mineral # 725


 Plagioclase +/- Augite, Bronzite with sulfides: Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite and Pentalandite


View of the specimen above from another angle





 


 
  Stillwater Mine Gabbro, JM Reef, PGE ore

Mineral # 725


 Plagioclase +/- Augite, Bronzite with sulfides: Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite and Pentalandite


A closer view of the image above



 







 
  Stillwater Mine Gabbro, JM Reef, PGE ore

Mineral # 725


 Plagioclase +/- Augite, Bronzite with sulfides: Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite and Pentalandite


A very close view of this specimen; note the fuzzy ore
that looks like gold







 






 
Stillwater Mine Gabbro, JM Reef, PGE ore

Mineral # 725


 Plagioclase +/- Augite, Bronzite with sulfides: Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite and Pentalandite


One more view of this specimen from another angle
 


 




 
Stillwater Mine Gabbro, JM Reef, PGE ore

Mineral # 725


 Plagioclase +/- Augite, Bronzite with sulfides: Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite and Pentalandite

Stillwater County, Montana

11 x 11 x 6 cm       1814 grams

$ 125





 



 





 
Stillwater Mine Gabbro, JM Reef, PGE ore

Mineral # 726


 Plagioclase +/- Augite, Bronzite with sulfides: Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite and Pentalandite

This is a large specimen that is a little different in its striking appearence with black and white contrasts

The ore in this specimen is the silver patches in the lower left corner and in the top left also.Stillwater Mine Gabbro, JM Reef, PGE ore

Mineral # 725


 Plagioclase +/- Augite, Bronzite with sulfides: Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite and Pentalandite

   
 

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