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Minerals from South Carolina


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Mineral sizes are designated by the following standard abbreviations which indicate the largest  dimension:  tn (thumbnail) = 1" (2.5 cm), min (miniature) = 2" (5 cm), scab (small cabinet) = 3" (7.5cm), cab (cabinet) = 4" (10cm), and museum = 5" or larger (13 cm +)
   
Copper ore in matrix

Haile Mine, 3 1/2 miles northeast of Kershaw,  Lancaster County, South Carolina

Sizes available:
scab, $ 45
cab, $ 65
museum, $ 100


Glistening copper on surface of native white and gray schist host rock. On most specimens, the copper is seen as multiple layers of thin sheets of copper throughout the host rock
   

Gold ore in matrix

Massive sulfide deposits containing pyrite/gold which are embedded in white to cream colored shists
Haile Mine, 3 ½ miles northeast of Kershaw, Lancaster County, South Carolina USA

Sizes available:
min, $ 25 - $ 400
cab $ 35 - $ 150

Price determined by the number of  sulphides and/or metallic inclusions on the surface of the host rock; not  assayed; mine is in the process of reopening
   
Another ore specimen
showing  the metal content
of the host rock; this is
the actual color of the specimen 

This specimen is
about 5 cm across,
$ 400
   
Portion of a flat of specimens
from the previous owner of the Haile Mine; above specimen
from box in the
lower left of of
this photograph

Larger specimens have less pyrite, sulfides, gold(?),
but give a better perspective of the
ore and rock of the area but have a
lower price
   

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