Chalcocite, Covellite
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 5.4 x 3.2 cm
Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
Ex. Dr. Eugene Meieran
Butte covellite is an American classic. Here, the covellite has been replaced (pseudomorphed) by sparkly, black chalcocite. This very special old-timer was in the collection of Gene Meieran, in his sulfide suite. This was likely mined in the 1950s-1960s.