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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.  If you are unhappy with any specimen, please let me know within 10 days after your shipment arrives that you are returning a specimen(s) for full refund with no questions asked.  I only ask that all specimens returned are in the same condition upon return as when shipped.

Artinite

Specimen # 1300

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

9.5 x 4.5 x 5 cm

$ 59
 

Artinite

Specimen # 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

Specimen # 1301

War Eagle Mine,
Inyo County, California

6 x 6 x 2.5 cm

 $ 49
 


Aurichalcite

Specimen # 1301


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


   

Gold Ore

Specimen # 1302

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

8 x 5 x 3.5 cm

 
$ 100


 

Gold Ore

Specimen # 1302


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


   

Matildite and Pyrite in Quartz

Specimen # 1303

3 x 3 x 2 cm

Darwin Mine, Inyo County, California

 $ 25
 

Matildite and Pyrite in Quartz

Specimen # 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

Specimen # 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

Specimen # 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

Specimen # 1305

Darwin, Inyo County, California

10.5 x 1 x 1 cm

 $ 15

 


Selenite Crystal

Specimen # 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

Specimen # 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

Specimen # 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

Specimen # 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

Specimen # 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

Specimen # 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

Specimen # 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

Specimen # 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

Specimen # 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

Specimen # 1310

Darwin, Inyo County, California

6 x 2.3 x 2 cm

$ 28

   
Selenite Crystal

Specimen # 1310

A closer view of this exceptionally clean crystal.
   
Myrickite

Specimen # 1311

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

2.6 x 2 x 0.5 cm


$ 28
   

Myrickite

Specimen # 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 Ore

Specimen # 1312

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

11 x 10 x 7 cm

$ 300





Gold Ore

Specimen # 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 he entire rock in several locations but does
not seem to affect the mineralization.
   



Gold Ore

Specimen # 1312

A very close view of the same attractive patch of Chalcopyrites


   


Gold Ore

Specimen # 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 (not to be confused with the Osceola Mine in Sierra County just to the North)

6.5 x 5 x 5.5 cm

$ 495
   





Gold Ore

Specimen # 1313

A closer view of specimen
   





Gold Ore

Specimen # 1313

A even closer view of specimen
   






Gold Ore

Specimen # 1313


A closer view and a different angle
   



Gold Ore

Specimen # 1314

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

6.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm

$ 125

   
   


Gold Ore

Specimen # 1314

Opposite side of specimen from image above


   



Gold Ore

Specimen # 1314

Closer view of specimen at an angle
   

Gold Ore

Specimen # 1315

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

10 x 8.5 x 7 cm

$ 495

   


Gold Ore

Specimen # 1315

A closer view of one side of the very  colorful specimen








Gold Ore

Specimen # 1315

A closer view at a different angle

 
Gold Ore

Specimen # 1315

Another close view



Gold Ore

Specimen # 1315

Another close view at a different area of the specimen
   
   

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