Quartz (Var: Amethyst), Sphalerite
Commodore Mine, Amethyst Vein, Creede District, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.2 cm
Sphalerites are classics from the old Creede locality, but during exploration of the 5-level in the old Commodore Mine in 2002/2003, a small find was made of sphalerites, chalcopyrites and galenas in association with small, pretty amethyst crystals! The sphalerites on this specimen are actually IRIDESCENT, and the little blooms of lavender amethyst are aesthetically sprinkled on their faces. We believe this to be one of the finest miniatures recovered. 4 x 3 x 2.2 cm