Sherman Mine (Sherman tunnel; Leadville Corporation Mine; Day Mines; Hilltop Mine), Upper Iowa Gulch, Leadville District, Lake Co., Colorado, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 3.6 x 1.6 cm
The Sherman mine produced some of the most impressive golden Baryte specimens from Colorado, and when they're good, they're amazing. This mine is long closed and hasn't produced specimens for nearly 20 years, and these pieces are highly prized by Colorado collectors. They simply aren't seen on the market today, like most great U.S. classics. This important and fine specimen is essentially a large, modified, sharp, lustrous, thick tabular golden-color Baryte crystal group. The piece has excellent stepped faces, and is simply one of the thickest specimens of Baryte that I have seen from this mine. The color is superb, and the piece is in good shape overall, save a contact on the back side of the termination. A great Colorado classic from approximately 30 years ago. From the K-22 Bypass. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.