Sphalerite, Quartz (Var: Amethyst)
Commodore Mine, Amethyst Vein, Creede District, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm
This is a very distinctive Creede Sphalerite association specimen. The Sphalerite is very gemmy with the typical honey and green color that one is accustomed to seeing from this mine, and they are associated with minor pinkish-purple Amethyst crystals and a few dull-grey cubic Galena crystals. The Sphalerite crystals on this specimen are very good sized for the mine. This piece was collected in 2004 (most likely off the dumps) .