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Posted by David Von Bargen  
avatar Covellite
July 29, 2009 02:53PM
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Can you help make this a better article? What good localities have we missed? Can you supply pictures of better specimens than those we show here? Can you give us more and better information about the specimens from these localities? Can you supply better geological or historical information on these localities? After each set of pictures there should be some descriptive text. If none appears it means that we need someone to tell us about the specimens from that locality and something about the geology of the occurrence.

CuS Hexagonal

Butte, Montana, USA 5 cm

Good crystals of covellite are rare. In most locations, covellite is a massive material. Crystals have been found at the Calabona mine, Italy, Summitville, Colorado and Butte, Montana.

Covellite is normally found in the sugergene enriched sulfide zone of copper deposits. It is rarely found as tiny crystals from volcanic fumaroles.

Italy, Sardinia, Calabona Mine

Most covellite specimens were produced prior to the 1850's.

8 cm
6 cm

USA, Colorado, Rio Grande Co., Summitville District

2.5 cm

USA, Colorado, Rio Grande Co., Summitville District, Little Annie Mine

6 cm
1.6 cm

USA, Colorado, Rio Grande Co., Summitville District, Galactic Open Pit

5 cm
7 cm

USA, Montana, Silver Bow Co., Butte District, Leonard Mine

6 cm

6 cm
4 cm

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Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/2012 08:28PM by Rock Currier.

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