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Jim Gawura's Photo Gallery

U1E-AWVCopper Cu , Prehnite Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2 , Datolite CaB(SiO4)(OH) , Quartz SiO2

Multiple photos available
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South Cliff Mine, Phoenix, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA

Field of View: 35 mm

Out collecting in May with my partner, John Perona. I can't remember the year, but it's been a while. Spotted this just laying on the surface. Club had an outing a couple of weeks earlier and the dump had been bulldozed. Best copper wires I ever collected. The wires are complex and go in and out of prehnite and a sugary white datolite.
Photo ID: 1022189     Uploaded by: Jim Gawura   View Count: 15   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

2R1-AAMCopper Cu , Calcite CaCO3 , Cuprite Cu2O , Malachite Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

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Waterbury Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA

Dimensions: 210 mm x 100 mm x 60 mm
Weight: 728 g

This is a piece of float copper I collected at the Waterbury Mine. It had a heavy coating of calcite encrusting it. The copper has a thin coating of cuprite and some malachite. Rang my detector like it was a 30 lb piece.
Photo ID: 1022154     Uploaded by: Jim Gawura   View Count: 3   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

VLE-UA3Mohawkite, Calcite CaCO3

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Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA

Dimensions: 157 mm x 86 mm x 54 mm
Weight: 1323 g

Self-collected Mohawkite specimen from the #1 poor rock pile. Collected during a Keweenaw Week event. Really sets your metal detector off.
Photo ID: 1021951     Uploaded by: Jim Gawura   View Count: 9   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5682 x 3562 pixels (20.2 Mpix)

The steam powered winding piston.

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Paymaster Mine, Tutsagubet Mining District, Beaver Dam Mountains, Washington Co., Utah, USA

The winding piston and flywheel.
Photo ID: 1021483     Uploaded by: Jim Gawura   View Count: 6   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1664 x 2496 pixels (4.2 Mpix)

Inside the hoist house

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Paymaster Mine, Tutsagubet Mining District, Beaver Dam Mountains, Washington Co., Utah, USA

As you can see the winding drum is small and the ore bucket must have been small. Couldn't have handled much weight.
Photo ID: 1021482     Uploaded by: Jim Gawura   View Count: 2   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1664 x 2496 pixels (4.2 Mpix)

Paymaster Mine head frame and hoist house.

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Paymaster Mine, Tutsagubet Mining District, Beaver Dam Mountains, Washington Co., Utah, USA

I took this photo on 11-25-2009. It was remarkable that everything was still standing and hadn't been stripped.
Photo ID: 1021479     Uploaded by: Jim Gawura   View Count: 7   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1664 x 2496 pixels (4.2 Mpix)

90F-DJQCopper Cu , Prehnite Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2 , Datolite CaB(SiO4)(OH)

Multiple photos available
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Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA

Dimensions: 280 mm x 130 mm x 150 mm
Field of View: 110 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 11 mm
Weight: 7.5 kg

I purchased this specimen from my long-time collecting partner, John Perona. He found it on the upper face of the Central mine pile. The crystals were covered with calcite which he etched off with sulfamic acid. This is almost a solid piece of copper. There are crystals popping out of the prehnite on all sides. The back also has a large blob of sugary white datolite. The main crystals look like they are sitting on the surface. In my collection.
Photo ID: 1021455     Uploaded by: Jim Gawura   View Count: 33   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

G01-JNKCelestine SrSO4 , Calcite CaCO3

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Newport Quarry, Newport, Berlin Charter Township, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA

Dimensions: 28 cm x 13 cm x 15 cm

Self-collected and in my collection.
Photo ID: 1021117     Uploaded by: Jim Gawura   View Count: 13   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

HGY-5CYCopper Cu

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Northwestern Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA

Dimensions: 26 mm x 17 mm x 17 mm

I can't say enough about this specimen. Etched out of prehnite. All cubes. Shows well from 360 degrees. I'll probably upload a different image at some time in my life, maybe. The lighting is off and doesn't show the cubes as sharp as they are.
Photo ID: 1018222     Uploaded by: Jim Gawura   View Count: 13   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5998 x 4000 pixels (24.0 Mpix)

AHF-U69Copper Cu

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Northwestern Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA

Dimensions: 52 mm x 26 mm x 17 mm

Another nice crystal copper from the Northwestern Mine. Self-collected.
Photo ID: 1018188     Uploaded by: Jim Gawura   View Count: 8   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5766 x 3998 pixels (23.1 Mpix)
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