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Daniel J. Evanich's Photo Gallery

RJU-FVWMercury Hg , Edgarbaileyite [Hg2]2+3[Si2O7] , Cinnabar HgS

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Clear Creek claim, Goat Mountain, New Idria Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA

Field of View: 1.2 mm

A highly reflective droplet of native mercury sits atop a layer of olive green edgarbaileyite. Red cinnabar in association.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1108043     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 34   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2560 x 2048 pixels (5.2 Mpix)

5XR-66DEdgarbaileyite [Hg2]2+3[Si2O7] , Mercury Hg , Cinnabar HgS

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Clear Creek claim, Goat Mountain, New Idria Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA

Field of View: 1.1 mm

Yellow-green color micro crystals of edgarbaileyite in a red cinnabar lined 1cm wide cavity. Native mercury droplets scattered throughout. From the Clear Creek Mine proper (upper workings).
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1107771     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 20   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2946 x 2089 pixels (6.2 Mpix)

HN4-ANEMelanophlogite 46SiO2·6(N2,CO2)·2(CH4,N2) , Quartz (Var: Chalcedony) SiO2

Multiple photos available
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Clear Creek claim, Goat Mountain, New Idria Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 10 cm x 8 cm x 2 cm

Small sub-millimeter size melanophlogite crystals that have been replaced by chalcedony (quartz var. chalcedony ps after melanophlogite) are seen dotting the surface of the host silica-carbonate matrix. Additional photos show images of the individual melanophlogite "barrel-shaped" pseudomorphed crystals using high magnification. Species confirmed by Gail Dunning.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1107756     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 30   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1867 x 1396 pixels (2.6 Mpix)

N2P-0E1Chalcanthite CuSO4·5H2O

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Butte Mining District, Butte-Silver Bow, Montana, USA

Field of View: 16 mm

Blue chalcanthite crystals in a 3cm wide cavity of massive chalcanthite. Ex. Fred Meisner Collection noted as coming from the 3500' Level of Mt. Con Mine.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1107607     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 12   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2836 x 2139 pixels (6.1 Mpix)

VTL-6YAPyrargyrite Ag3SbS3

Multiple photos available
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Star mine, Cherry Creek Mining District, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA

Dimensions: 6.5 mm x 4.0 mm x 4.0 mm
Weight: 188 g

A rich specimen with dark, reddish color pyrargyrite and minor white quartz. Collected by Otto A. Ray in 1948.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1106306     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 8   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1838 x 1365 pixels (2.5 Mpix)

F3G-WDFJarosite KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6

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Gold Hill Mine, Gold Hill, Gold Hill Mining District, Tooele Co., Utah, USA

Field of View: 12 mm

A dense coverage of small trigonal yellow and tan jarosite crystals on black limonite matrix. From The Glory Hole location in the mine.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1106303     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 6   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1730 x 1282 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

GX8-FXRPyroaurite-2H Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3)·4H2O , Desautelsite Mg6Mn3+2(OH)16[CO3]·4H2O

Multiple photos available
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Fort Point, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, USA

Field of View: 11 mm

Pale blue color Pyraurite-2h (Sjogrenite) with orange Desautelsite. Ex. George Shokal Collection from 1964 collected with Eleanor Learned. Additional photos show full size specimen and provenance.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1105808     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 20   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2964 x 2185 pixels (6.5 Mpix)

F11-MWYGold Au

Multiple photos available
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Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek Mining District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA

Dimensions: 3.7 cm x 2.8 cm x 1.0 cm

Native gold pseudo after a telluride mineral. Strings of small sub-mm size crystals of native gold are all that is left of a former tulluride mineral. This is not a heated specimen to drive off the telluride leaving gold, it is a natural pseudomorph occurrence.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1105456     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 23   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3158 x 2220 pixels (7.0 Mpix)

Q81-7CKDelafossite CuFeO2 , Cuprite Cu2O

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Copper Queen Mine, Queen Hill, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA

Field of View: 10 mm

Limonite and goethite matrix is covered with black delafossite crystals and deep red cuprite crystals.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1105414     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 11   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2460 x 1898 pixels (4.7 Mpix)

59J-7TJAgardite-(Ce) CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3H2O , Arthurite CuFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2·4H2O

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Majuba Hill Mine, Antelope Mining District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA

Field of View: 6 mm

Light green acicular sprays of agardite-(CE) on darker green arthurite crystals.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1105226     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 9   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2379 x 1748 pixels (4.2 Mpix)

K5Y-3EMQuartz SiO2 , Bornite Cu5FeS4

Multiple photos available
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Mountain Consolidated Mine, Butte Mining District, Butte-Silver Bow, Montana, USA

Dimensions: 11.0 cm x 80. cm x 5.0 cm

Cluster of quartz crystals with iron oxide staining and associated black bornite. The small rhombohedral crystals seen on the sides of some of the quartz crystal faces are likely siderite. Ex. Robert Trimingham Collection from David New.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1104835     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 13   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1801 x 1327 pixels (2.4 Mpix)

K61-XCTFurutobeite (Cu,Ag)6PbS4 , Silver Ag , Acanthite Ag2S , Quartz SiO2

Multiple photos available
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Alice Mine, Walkerville, Butte Mining District, Butte-Silver Bow, Montana, USA

Field of View: 6 mm

Photo shows the cut and polished surface of a slab from a native silver and acanthite specimen with rare species furutobeite. Second photo show SEM/BSE analysis image pointing to furutobeite and additional images show the full size specimen. Analysis and study done by Dr. Ben Schumer, 2020.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1104360     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 24   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1779 x 1303 pixels (2.3 Mpix)

LC4-CUGGold Au

Multiple photos available
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Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek Mining District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA

Field of View: 1.2 mm

Sponge-like native gold pseudomorph has replaced a former telluride mineral. Note the reflection on the quartz matrix at the bottom left showing a partial cast of the terminated end of the replaced telluride crystal. Additional remnants of another black colored telluride species seen in association.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1104281     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 58   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2560 x 2048 pixels (5.2 Mpix)

1A3-9VTPyrite FeS2 , Chalcopyrite CuFeS2

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Leonard Mine, Butte Mining District, Butte-Silver Bow, Montana, USA

Dimensions: 7.0 cm x 6.0 cm x 4.0 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 4.4 cm

Multicolored (oxidized) chalcopyrite encrusting a 4.4cm pyrite crystal. Minor white color quartz seen in foreground. From an old European collection. Ex. Dr. F. Kranz label.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1104010     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 40   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1783 x 1350 pixels (2.4 Mpix)

M5R-TQ3Grossular Ca3Al2(SiO4)3

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Coyote Range, Bishop, Bishop Mining District, Inyo Co., California, USA

Field of View: 2.4 cm

A complex, stepped-growth grossular crystal with translucent "root-beer" color.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1103614     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 10   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1520 x 1196 pixels (1.8 Mpix)

GYV-7L3Chlorargyrite AgCl , Silver Ag , Quartz SiO2

Multiple photos available
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Butte Mining District, Butte-Silver Bow, Montana, USA

Dimensions: 5.5 cm x 4.0 cm x 3.0 cm
Weight: 71 g

A mass of brown chlorargyrite with native silver and remnant quartz. Ex. Chet Lemanski Collection. Specimen characteristics closely fit the descriptions for the silver mineralogy at the Nettie and Philadelphia Mines located in the Western Zone of the silver producing areas of Butte (Geology and Ore Deposits of Butte, Montana. PP74, Weed, 1912).
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1101750     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 48   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1714 x 1306 pixels (2.2 Mpix)

D67-APUSilver Ag , Bornite Cu5FeS4

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Leonard Mine, Butte Mining District, Butte-Silver Bow, Montana, USA

Field of View: 8 mm

Small sub-mm size blebs of native silver on bornite-chalcocite matrix. Ex. Claude Huber Collection.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1101742     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 13   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3200 x 2400 pixels (7.7 Mpix)

7PM-7VDCerussite PbCO3 , Dioptase CuSiO3·H2O , Quartz SiO2

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Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth Mining District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

Field of View: 15 mm

Three cerussite "V-twin" crystals with clear quartz and green dioptase crystals in the foreground.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1101253     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 10   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3032 x 2350 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

26J-XW8Boleite KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62 , Atacamite Cu2(OH)3Cl , Anglesite PbSO4

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Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth Mining District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

Field of View: 5 mm

A pair of anglesite encrusted cubic boleite crystals can be seen with numerous green flat, lathe-like atacamite crystals in association. Ex. Chuck Trantham Collection from Lidstroms in 1985.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1100299     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 8   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1780 x 1423 pixels (2.5 Mpix)

KY7-VUXParalaurionite PbCl(OH)

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Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth Mining District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

Field of View: 7 mm

Opaque white paralaurionite crystals in a 1cm vug. Several of the crystals in the upper right corner of the photo appear to be bent showing the unusual property of flexibility without elasticity. Species in association that are not seen here include diaboleite and wherryite.
Copyright: © Daniel. J. Evanich 2020      Photo ID: 1099963     Uploaded by: Daniel J. Evanich   View Count: 5   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2695 x 1995 pixels (5.4 Mpix)
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