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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. 

Satisfaction is guaranteed. 

   









Pyrrhotite, Chalcopyrite

Stone HIll Mine [Wood Copper Mine], Arbacooche Mining District, Cleburne County, Alabama

slice:  8 x 8 cm, 4 mm thick             86 grams

Mineral # 1836

$ 39

This is a slice of Stone Hill Ore composed of mainly two just minerals - mainly pyrrhotite with some brighter spots of Chalcopyrite






Pyrrhotite, Chalcopyrite

Stone HIll Mine [Wood Copper Mine]

Mineral # 1836


This is a close up view of this ore sample as pictured above






 

Galena in massive Sphalerite

New Prospect Mine, Leadmine Bend, Union County, Tennessee

slice: 8 x 6 cm,  4 mm thick            38 grams

Mineral # 1837


This is a slice of the ore from the New Prospect Mine composed mainly of two just minerals - bright galena in massive sphalerite






 


Galena in massive Sphalerite

New Prospect Mine, Leadmine Bend, Union County, Tennessee

Mineral # 1837

Minor minerals - Smithsonite (small bubbles in occasional vugs) and Greenockite (yellowish-brown coating on outer edges of the ore as seen above)

The galena is very reflective across the fresh cut as you tip the slice in good light











 
Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite

Mineral # 1838

Gossan Howard Mine, Carroll County, Virignia  [Discovered in 1789]


Slice: 11 x 8 cm, 4mm thick           86 grams

$  45

This is a slice of Stone Hill Ore composed mainly two just minerals
This slice cut through a clear area, presumably quartz




 



Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotitte

Mineral # 1838

This is a closeup view of this very attractive ore from the Gossan Howard Mine











Native Antimony

Mineral # 1800

Lac Nicolet Mine, Quebec, Canada

2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm

$ 20



This is a glistening, silver, metallic specimen of native antimony ore; from this pick you might think it looks like chalk, it actually is a collection of silver particles and quite nice; click on the image to get a little closer ; click on the specimen to enlarge by 4 times
 









Bornite on Native Silver

MIneral # 1801

San Martin Mine, Zacatecas
Mexico

6.5 x 4 cm

$ 30

Bluish-black ore covering thin sheets of nearly pure silver; very impressive specimen
 








Bornite with Covellite and Chalcopyrite

Mineral # 1802

Magma Mine, 3600' level, Superior
Pinal County, Arizona

10 x 7 x 3 cm

$ 45

This is a bright bluish-purple metallic ore; most specimens have pyrite inclusions








Bornite

Mineral # 1803

Kelly Mine, Butte
Silver Bow County, Montana

5 x 4 x 3.5 cm

$ 10


Gray to blue solid metallic specimens collected in the deep mines of Butte when the mines were still active; this specimen has a sawed flat surface for displaying










Bornite

Mineral # 1804

San Martin, Zacatecas, Mexico

8 x 7.5 x 6 cm

$ 20


Attractive multicolored specimen
collected by M. Rheinlander in 1997












Bornite

Mineral # 1804

a surface view of the above specimen











Chalcopyrite with Magnetite and Bornite

Mineral # 1835

Ertsberg Mine, Indonesia

4 x 4 x 3.5 cm

SOLD

Collected in 1998 at 11,000 feet









Chalcopyrite with Magnetite and Bornite

Mineral # 1835

A closer view of the specimen








Cobaltite with Smaltite

Mineral # 1806

Cobalt, Ontario, Canada

7 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm

$ 25


Cobaltite is a sulfosalt mineral composed of cobalt, arsenic, and sulfur compounds to make the formula CoAsS
  
 







Cobaltite with Smaltite

Mineral # 1806


a closer view of the specimen above







Copper on Black Shale

Mineral # 1807

White Pine Mine, Ontonagan County,
Michigan

6.5 x 5 x .2    <and>     4 x 4 x .2 cm

$ 24

This specimen consists of two pieces; there is a nice, sharp contrast between the bright copper and the black shale

 These pieces were found originally in the pictured position.








Copper 

Mineral # 1808

Chino Pit, New Mexico

9 x 3.5 x 0.25 cm

$ 25

A fairly flat , but 3D piece of native copper with a little rock matrix
 







Native Copper 

Mineral # 1809

Ray Mine, Arizona

6.5 x 5 x 1 cm,  103.1 grams

$ 55

A clean 3D piece of native copper with virtually no matrix









Native Copper 

Mineral # 1809

Another view with a change in light source










Phlogopite and Molybdenite

Mineral # 1813

Questa Mine, Taos County, New Mexico


8 x 7.5 x 6 cm

$45

On the top of this specimen is a pocket of Phlogopite crystals










 Phlogopite and Molybdenite

Mineral # 1813

On the lower aspect of this specimen are more Phllogopite crystals and some flashing silver Molybdenite crystals







 Covellite

Mineral # 1816

Little Annie Vein, Summitville, Rio Grande County, Colorado

6 x 6 x 2 cm

$ 65


Typical Covellite with fine blues, golds, on white matrix; a very attractive but rare ore specimen;   fracture lines are common is this material










Covellite

Mineral # 1816



A closer side view of the specimen above showing various exposed Covellite in the specimen.  

During the last 3 days the original mine was open, miners were encouraged to collect as many specimens as they wanted.  







Gold Ore

MIneral # 1817

Homestake Mine, Lead, South Dakota

5 cm across, 1.5 cm thick core section

$ 40

All the flecks in the specimen are native gold. 

The slight bevel on one edge is due to the chipping on one edge when the core is cut by a diamond saw blade.

Also available:  a smaller 2.5 cm circular core sections, $ 5; request one of these free with any order

Reference: see the photographs in USGS Professional Paper 26
 








Gold Mine Ore

Mineral # 1818

 Sunnyside Gold Mine,
Eureka, San Juan County, Colorado


7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm

$ 30

Specimen consists of quartz, gold, pyrite, chalcopyrite, galena, and sphalerite in matrix










Gold Mine Ore 

Mineral # 1819

Sunnyside Gold Mine,
Eureka, San Juan County, Colorado

6 x 5 x 4 cm


$ 100

A fine specimen of quartz,  pyrite, chalcopyrite, gold, galena, and sphalerite on/in rock matrix 











Gold Mine Ore 

MIneral # 1819



A closer view of the specimen above showing the ore clearly exposed on the surface of the specimen.  The white quartz background makes the specimen quite attractive.










Gold Mine Ore 


MIneral # 1832

Sunnyside Gold Mine,
Eureka, San Juan County, Colorado

9 x  6 x 2.5 cm

$ 20

Specimen has a cut surface which exposes the ore inside the rock.  When you tip the specimen in the light the x.s. through the ore crystals are very apparent













Gold Mine Ore 

Mineral # 1832


A close-up view of the specimen above  showing the both the ore and some Rhodonite in the specimen which is common in ore samples from this location. 














Gold Mine Ore 

Mineral # 1833

Sunnyside Gold Mine,
Eureka, San Juan County, Colorado


14 x 13 x 6 cm      1496 grams

$ 50

A nice specimen with massive Rhodonite. Rhodonite was common in Silverton and Ouray area ore.










Gold Mine Ore 

Mineral # 1833

A close-up view of the specimen above showing the Rhodonite and exposed ore.  This specimen has a cut flat base for good display.












Pyrite / Gold ore in matrix

Mineral # 1820

Haile Mine, 3 ½ miles northeast of Kershaw, Lancaster County
South Carolina

6 x 4 x 3 cm

$  75

Massive sulfide deposits containing pyrite/gold which are embedded in white to cream or gray colored shists

Price determined by the number of  sulphides and/or metallic inclusions on the surface of the host rock; not assayed; this mine is now back in operation again
 







Pyrite / Gold ore in matrix

Mineral # 1821

Haile Mine, 3 ½ miles northeast of Kershaw, Lancaster County
South Carolina

6.5 x 6 x 1.5 cm

Sold

Close up of another Haile Mine  specimen

as above showing  the metal content
of the host rock; this is the actual color of
the specimen (gray to yellow)










Pyrite / Gold ore in matrix

Mineral # 1822

Haile Mine, 3 ½ miles northeast of Kershaw, Lancaster County
South Carolina

5 x 2.5 x 1 cm

$ 35

 Another Haile Mine specimen
 showing the color of the schist host rock;
the surface of the specimen is covered with pyrites / gold crystals  









Pyrite / Gold ore in matrix

Mineral # 1834

Haile Mine, 3 ½ miles northeast of Kershaw, Lancaster County, South Carolina

10 x 4.5  4 cm


$ 55















Pyrite / Gold ore in matrix

MIneral # 1831


A closer view showing pyrite and gold everywhere on/in the quartz-sericite schist rock














Graphite

Mineral # 1823

La Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

5.5 x 5 x 0.5 cm

$ 20

Silver, metallic, specimen of pure graphite
 








Heubnerite

Mineral # 1824

Adams Mine, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado

3.5 x 3 x 3 cm

$ 30

Typical Heubnerite with brown-gold-black glistening metallic crystals on matrix
 
 




 Molybdenite on Calcite

Mineral # 1826

Questa, Taos County, New Mexico

9 x 6 x 3 cm


$ 40


Thumb-nail specimens are small pieces of pure moly ore; larger specimens are silver metallic ore on matrix; some specimens with phlogophite crystals 


Molybdenite 

Mineral # 1827

Jardinera # 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chile

5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm

$ 40

Silver metallic specimen, some on a green matrix, collected in 1994
 










Molybdenite 

MIneral # 1827


another view of the side of the above specimen











Molybdenite 

Mineral # 1828

Santa Ana de Yecora, Sonora, Mexico

5.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm

$ 20


Molybdenite covers most of the surface of this rock which also has
malachite and pyrite; it  was collected in 1999 
 









 

Molybdenite

Mineral # 1829

Cadillac Mine,
Lac Preissac, Quebec, Canada

8 x 6 x 4.5 cm

$ 45


This specimen is very impressive with the stark contrast of silver ore on white quartz
 








 




Molybdenite

Mineral # 1829


A closer view of the specimen above









 Silver - Lead Ore

Mineral # 1830

War Eagle Mine
Tecopa, California

6 x 5 x 6 cm

$ 35

Galena, pyrite, sphalerite, and associated minerals

   

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