Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Galena
Commodore Mine, Amethyst Vein, Creede District, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA
Cabinet, 11.9 x 5.7 x 3.0 cm
A superb cabinet combination plate with very gemmy, golden-yellow sphalerite crystals, brassy chalcopyrite crystals and a few, scattered galena crystals from the small find a few years ago at the Commodore Mine at Creede, Colorado. Many of the highly lustrous, black-looking sphalerite crystals are, in fact, partially gemmy. The largest gemmy sphalerite crystal is 1.3 cm. Ex. Ed David Collection.