Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Galena, Quartz (Var: Amethyst)
Commodore Mine, Amethyst Vein, Creede District, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 7.4 x 6.7 cm
Sphalerites and chalcopyrites in combination are a classic 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 these crystals, along with minor galenas, in association with small, pretty amethyst crystals! This is the largest of four specimens from this exciting Colorado find which we saw with the man who collected them, in Tucson! (Report on the find is in the current issue of the Mineralogical Record) 7.6 x 7.4 x 6.7 cm