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Minerals from
the Lake Superior Region

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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.  If you are unhappy with any specimen, please let me know within 5 days after your shipment arrives, that you are returning a specimen(s) for full refund with no questions asked <or> credit toward another specimen. If you wish to take a credit for any returned specimen(s), the shipping charges will be free on your next order.  I only ask that all specimens returned are in the same condition upon return as when shipped.
 

Celestite

Maybee, Michigan

Specimen # 851

5 x 3.5 x 4.5 cm

 $ 65

Beautiful light blue crystals scattered over this specimen; it also has unidentified yellow crystals, perhaps sulfur?
 
Copper Arsenides (mainly algodonite)

Pancake Bay, Lake Superior, North of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Specimen # 1814

8 x 5 x 1 cm

 $ 200

Thick rock slice (7mm), of calcite and host rock with embedded copper arsenides with copper
 

Copper Arsenides (mainly algodonite)

Pancake Bay, Lake Superior, North of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Specimen # 1815

9.5 x 8 x 1 cm

$ 175

Thick rock slice (7mm), of calcite and host rock with embedded copper arsenides
 


Copper with Black Shale

White Pine Mine, Ontonagan County, Michigan

Specimen # 852

9.5 x 4.5 x 0.5 cm

$ 39

Flat specimens with a sharp contrast between the bright copper and the black shale; some specimens with native rock matrix
 

Copper 

Caledonia Mine, Ontonagon County, Michigan

Specimen # 853

5.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm

$ 25

This copper is very bright and has  slight reddish coloration
 


Copper 

Mohawk Mine, Michigan Upper Peninsula

Specimen # 854

7 x 4 x 2 cm

$ 50

Native copper with a natural green-gray rock matrix
 


Copper Nugget

Specimen # 855


Keweeknaw County, Michigan

7.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm

 $ 35

Large Natural Nugget of Copper

 
 

Copper Float

 Michigan Upper Peninsula

Specimen # 856

6.5 x 4 x 2 cm

$ 30

Pieces of copper dropped by glaciers; the copper is exposed and polished on one surface; unaltered surface is a bright green; Float Specimen can also be found in Wisconsin and upper Michigan

 

Copper, Kearsarge Amygdaloid

Mohawk Mine, Michigan Upper Peninsula

Specimen # 857

11 x 4 x 1 cm

 $ 35

An elongate, slender piece of native copper as mined surrounded by rock matrix

 

Copper, Kearsarge Amygdaloid

Mohawk Mine, Michigan Upper Peninsula

Specimen # 857

Another closer view of above specimen so you can see copper through the matrix rock; a native rock is still attached to the left surface of the specimen



 
 
Mohawkite 

Keweenaw County, Michigan USA


Specimen # 858

 6 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm

$ 75

These are silver and/or copper colored metallic rocks composed of copper arsenides and contain cobalt, silver, nickel and iron

 These are thought to have dropped by the glaciers (i.e., they always have one flat side) 
 


Prehnite pseudomorph after Laumontite containing copper inclusions

Knife River, North Shore of Lake
Superior, Minnesota


Specimen # 859

7 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm

 $ 85

A light green to pink mineral with copper
cleck throughout the specimen
 

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