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FA7-2MJPyromorphite

Wheatley Mines, Phoenixville Mining District, Schuylkill Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions: 4 inches x 3 inches x 1.5 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 5 mm

Classic Wheatley Pyromorphite. Specimen is 4 inches by 3 inches by 1.5 inches in size with crystals up to 5 mm in length. Specimen was in the Bob Trimingham Collection previously
Copyright: © Van King      Photo ID: 719411     Uploaded by: Jim Chenard   View Count: 80   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 810 x 768 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

PY5-ECAGalena, Quartz

Loudville Lead Mines, Easthampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA

Dimensions: 5 inches x 3 inches x 2 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 0.75 inches

Specimen of galena crystals on quartz matrix. Manhan Lead Mines, Loudville, Massachusetts. Specimen was originally in the Neil Wintringham Collection, a noted New England Collector. Galena cubes are up to 3/4 of an inch in size. Specimen is 5 by 3 by 2 inches in size
Copyright: © Van King      Photo ID: 719410     Uploaded by: Jim Chenard   View Count: 102   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 575 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

0L3-R2NChalcopyrite

Bristol Copper Mine, Bristol, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 4 inches x 2 inches x 2 inches
Field of View: 6 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 0.5 inches

Specimen of chalcopyrite with hemispheric spheres of chalcopyrite crystals. Atypical of the normal chalcopyrite from this location which shows smoothed surfaces, this are spheres of individual xls. This specimen has a long vintage, with Schortmanns labels indicating it was in the Dr. Issac Smith Collection. From there it was a John Marshall piece, then to Larry Conkin. Matrix is the typical brecciated rock with admixed massive chalcopyrite. Specimen is 4 inches by 2 inches by 2 inches in size.
Copyright: © Van King      Photo ID: 719409     Uploaded by: Jim Chenard   View Count: 72   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 645 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

4KX-3VFChalcocite, Calcite

Bristol Copper Mine, Bristol, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 6 inches x 4 inches x 4 inches
Field of View: 7 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 15 mm

Specimen of Chalcocite with Calcite on Matrix. Matrix in the typical schist matrix found adjacent to the orebody, with the characteristic mica. Largest crystals up to 1/2 to 3/4 inch in size. Specimen was in the University of Chicago Collection and the original donor to the museum of this piece was Samuel Penfield, a noted mineralogist at the turn of the century and responsible for the discovery of many minerals at Franklin, New Jersey
Copyright: © Jeff Scovil      Photo ID: 700619     Uploaded by: Jim Chenard   View Count: 117   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4288 x 2848 pixels (12.2 Mpix)

NVT-T90Grossular

Belvidere Mountain Quarries, Lowell & Eden, Orleans & Lamoille Cos., Vermont, USA

Dimensions: 3 inches x 3 inches x 2.5 inches
Field of View: 4 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 0.5 mm

Grossular garnet specimen, originally in the Al Sebala Collection, followed by Shields Flynn. This piece was featured in the Rocks and Minerals Vermont Article, the Lithographics Garnet publication (New England Garnets) and was in the Tucson Case and is featured in American Mineral Treasures. It was recently featured in the Edens Mills Article in Rocks and Minerals Specimen is 3 by 3 inches in size. Photograph by Jeff Scovil
Copyright: © Jeff Scovil      Photo ID: 700617     Uploaded by: Jim Chenard   View Count: 141   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4288 x 2848 pixels (12.2 Mpix)

YHR-4YRBrucite, Calcite

Tilly Foster Iron Mine, Brewster, Town of Southeast, Putnam Co., New York, USA

Dimensions: 5 inches x 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches
Field of View: 8 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 0.5 inches

Specimen of foliated masses of Brucite crystals on Matrix. Minor calcite is present. Specimen is a fine crystallized piece from the location, and was originally in the Bement Collection, followed through to Larry Conklin, then Alex Mann and Dave Wellbrock. The rear of the specimen has the traditional "bement" ink arrow indicating which side presents the best view and the number 5150. Photograph by Jeff Scovil
Copyright: © Jeff Scovil      Photo ID: 700616     Uploaded by: Jim Chenard   View Count: 112   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4288 x 2848 pixels (12.2 Mpix)

VFJ-QEFCerussite, Galena (Var: Argentiferous Galena)

Wheatley Mines, Phoenixville Mining District, Schuylkill Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions: 3 inches x 2.5 inches x 4 inches
Field of View: 4 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 0.5 inches

Specimen of Cerussite from the Wheatley Mines. Well crystallized in a protected pocket. Pocket is approximately 3 by 2.5 inches in size. Balance of specimen is Galena. Originally in the Harold Arndt Collection and the Richard Hauck Collection. Photograph by Jeff Scovil
Copyright: © Jeff Scovil      Photo ID: 700615     Uploaded by: Jim Chenard   View Count: 137   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4288 x 2848 pixels (12.2 Mpix)

YR8-0RNPyromorphite

Silver Hill Mine, Silver Hill, Silver Hill Mining District, Carolina Slate Belt, Davidson Co., North Carolina, USA

Dimensions: 3.5 inches x 2.5 inches x 2.0 inches
Field of View: 6 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 5 mm

Pyromorphite, approximately 3.5 by 2.5 by 2 inches in size. Crystal size up to 5 mm, Former Philadelphia Academy of Science specimen, Tab Farthling Collection, Original Collection, Dr. J. B Wilson, donor
Copyright: © Dan Weinrich      Photo ID: 697816     Uploaded by: Jim Chenard   View Count: 154   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1280 x 713 pixels (0.9 Mpix)

43A-0CHCerussite, Galena

Silver Hill Mine, Silver Hill, Silver Hill Mining District, Carolina Slate Belt, Davidson Co., North Carolina, USA

Dimensions: 3.0 inches x 2.5 inches x 2 inches
Field of View: 5 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 0.25 inches

Specimen of cerussite from the Silver Hill Mine, CID District in North Carolina. Cerussite xls have multiple forms, contained within a vug. Specimen is approximately 3 inches by 2.5 inches in size. The specimen was most likely collection at the time of the Civil War. Photograph by Van King
Copyright: © Van King      Photo ID: 696692     Uploaded by: Jim Chenard   View Count: 247   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2754 x 2912 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

G07-3FDBornite, Quartz

Bristol Copper Mine, Bristol, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 2.25 inches x 1 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 0.25 inches

Specimen of crystallized Bornite on matrix, with quartz crystals. Originally in the Obodda Collection. Specimen is 2.25 by 1 inch in size
Copyright: © Van King      Photo ID: 687932     Uploaded by: Jim Chenard   View Count: 126   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3765 x 2547 pixels (9.6 Mpix)
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