Chalcopyrite, Quartz
Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, Sneffels District (Mount Sneffels District), Ouray Co., Colorado, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm
The Camp Bird mine near Ouray, Colorado is one of the most classic of all the Colorado ore body localities. It is celebrated for its superb Chalcopyrite specimens, exhibiting some of the finest twins for the species extant. This specimen features a few superb, sharp, splendent, metallic, brassy-gold colored twinned crystals of Chalcopyrite which are associated with sharp, jet-black Sphalerite crystals sitting atop contrasting white, prismatic Quartz crystals. From the 600' Stope, 2100' Level. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.