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Ore Specimens



When ordering a mineral giving the name and number of the specimen you wish to purchase. 
You will receive that exact mineral specimen.

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

Native Antimony

Specimen # 1800

2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm

$ 25



Lac Nicolet Mine, Quebec, Canada

Glistening, silver, metallic specimens of native antimony ore
 
 
 

Bornite on Native Silver

Specimen # 1801

6.5 x 4 cm

$ 45

San Martin Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico


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

Bornite with Covellite and Chalcopyrite

Specimen # 1802

10 x 7 x 3 cm

$ 55

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

Bright bluish-purple metallic ore; most specimens have pyrite inclusions

 
 
Bornite

Specimen # 1803

$ 30

Kelly Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA


Gray to blue soild 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

Specimen # 1804


$ 20

Attractive multicolored specimen

San Martin, Zacatecas, Mexico

Collected by M. Rheinlander in 1997

 


Chalcopyrite with Magnetite and Bornite

Specimen # 1805


$ 35

Collected in 1998 at 11,000 feet

Ertsberg Mine, Indonesia


 

Cobaltite with Smaltite

Specimen # 1806

7 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm

$ 25

Cobalt, Ontario, Canada


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

Copper on Black Shale

Specimen # 1807

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

$ 16

White Pine Mine, Ontonagan County,
Michigan, USA


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

 
 
 

Copper 

Specimen # 1808


9 x 3.5 cm

$ 27

Chino Pit,
New Mexico, USA


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

Native Copper 

Specimen # 1809

6.5 x 5 x 1 cm,  103.1 grams

$ 75

Ray Mine,
 Arizona USA


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

 

Native Copper

Specimen # 1810

7.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm, 85.3 grams

$ 45


Caledonia Mine, Ontonagon County, Michigan USA

This copper is
very bright and has slight reddish coloration
 
 
 

Native Copper

Specimen # 1811

9 x 6 x 1.5 cm, 178.9 grams

$ 85

Mohawk Mine, Michigan USA

Native copper with a natural blue- green to gray rock matrix
 
 
 


Native Copper

Specimen # 1831

5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm, 59 grams

$ 30

Mohawk Mine, Michigan USA


Native copper mixed with an interesting natural mostly white hardrock matrix


   

Copper Float 

Specimen # 1812

7.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm

$ 50

Upper Midwest, Wisconsin and Michigan, USA


Pieces of copper dropped by glaciers; the copper is exposed and polished on one surface; unaltered surface is a bright green; specimen sits on a layer of cork
 
 
 

Copper Ore 

Specimen # 1813

13 x 8 x 3 cm

$ 100

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

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


 
 
 

Copper Arsenides (mainly algodonite) in calcite
[XRD verified at Michigan Tech Univ.]

Specimen # 1814

8 x 5 x 1 cm

$ 125

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


This is a thick rock slice through calcite and host rock with embedded copper arsenides

 

 

Copper Arsenides (mainly algodonite)
in calcite
[XRD verified at Michigan Tech Univ.]

Specimen # 1815

9.5 x 8 x 1 cm

$ 45

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

Single specimen available:
scab, $ 175

This is a thick rock slice through calcite and host rock with embedded copper arsenides
 
 
 
 

 Covellite

Specimen # 1816

6 x 6 x 2 cm

$ 95

Little Annie Vein, Summitville, Rio Grande County, Colorado USA


Fine blues, golds, on white matrix; a very attractive ore specimen; rare;  some fracture lines are common is this material


Gold Ore

Specimen # 1817

$ 40

This is a 5 cm, 1.5 cm thick core section

Homestake Mine, Lead, South Dakota USA


Also available: 

thin  2.5 cm  circular core sections, $ 10


Reference: see the photographs in USGS Professional Paper 26
 
 
 

Gold Mine Ore

Specimen # 1818

7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm

$ 30

Sunnyside Gold Mine, Eureka,

San Juan County, Colorado USA

Quartz, gold, pyrite, chalcopyrite, galena, and sphalerite in matrix

 
 
 

Gold Mine Ore 

Specimen # 1819

6 x 5 x 4 cm


$ 100

Sunnyside Gold Mine,
Eureka, San Juan County, Colorado USA



Quartz,  pyrite, chalcopyrite, gold, galena, and sphalerite in matrix 
 
 
 

Pyrite / Gold ore in matrix

Specimen # 1820

6 x 4 x 3 cm

$  375

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

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


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

 
 

Pyrite / Gold ore in matrix

Specimen # 1821

6.5 x 6 x 1.5 cm

$ 65

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

5 x 2.5 x 1 cm

Specimen # 1822


$ 35

 Another Haile Mine  specimen
 showing  less metal content
and more host rock;
this is the actual gray to white color of
the schist host rock; hold it under a bright light and note the pryrites / gold sparkles?  

 
 


Graphite

Specimen # 1823

5.5 x 5 x 0.5 cm

$ 20


La Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

Sizes available:
tn, $ 16

Silver, metallic, specimens of graphite
 
 
 

Heubnerite

Specimen # 1824

3.5 x 3 x 3 cm

$ 40

Adams Mine, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado, USA


Massive brown-gold-black glistening-
metallic crystals on matrix
 
 
 
 

 Mohawkite

Specimen # 1825

8 x 6.5 x 2 cm
;  just over 400 grams

$ 95

Mowawk-Ahmeek Area, Keweenaw County, Michigan USA


Silver to copper colored metallic rocks composed of copper arsenides containing cobalt, silver, nickel and iron which were apparently dropped by the glaciers (they
usually have one flat side); many have
a white internal quartz matrix
 
 
 

 Molybdenite on Calcite

Specimen # 1826

9 x 6 x 3 cm


$ 55

Questa, Taos County,
New Mexico USA



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

Molybdenite 

Specimen # 1827


$ 30

Jardinera # 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chile



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

Molybdenite 

Specimen # 1828

5.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm

$ 20

Santa Ana de Yecora, Sonora, Mexico


Molybdenite is on the bottom in this photograph; but actually is all through the rock.

This silver metallic specimen on native rock with malachite and pyrite was collected in 1999 
 
 
 
 
Molybdenite

Specimen # 1829

8 x 6 x 4.5 cm

$ 65

Cadillac Mine,
Lac Preissac, Quebec, Canada

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

 Silver - Lead Ore

Specimen # 1830

6 x 5 x 6 cm

$ 35


War Eagle Mine
Tecopa, California USA

Galena, purite, sphalerite, and associated minerals


 


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