Sphalerite, Galena, Chalcopyrite
Commodore Mine, Amethyst Vein, Creede District, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 5.5 x 2.6 cm
An EXCELLENT and AESTHETIC combination plate from the famous Commodore Mine at Creede, Colorado. very GEMMY and LUSTROUS, twinned, olive-green sphalerite crystals to 1.4 cm are RICHLY scattered on sulfide matrix and are nicely accented by 5 blocky, matte-gray galena crystals and a couple of brassy chalcopyrite crystals. A small lot of these was offered at Tucson a few ago and they quickly disappeared.