Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Galena
Emperius Mine (Emperious Mining Company; Del Monte Mining Company; Chance Mining Co; Bachelor Mine; Amethyst Mine; Commodore Mining Company; Last Chance and Pittsburg Mine Co; New
Miniature, 4.7 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm
A classic and desirable Creede Sphalerite specimen. The crystals themselves are very gemmy with the typical honey and green color that one is accustomed to seeing from this mine, and they are associated with minor Chalcopyrite and Galena. The largest Sphalerite crystal measures 1.3 cm across. You do not see these specimens any more, and they are simply some of the most classic pieces from any ore body in Colorado. From the Emerious vein. Ex. Richard A. Kosnar Collection.