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Covellite

$2,250.00   €1,934  £1,630.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC3035
A rosette-like group of interwoven bladed Covellite crystals up to about 3.5 cm wide cover a hidden matrix of massive Covellite from the classic mining district of Butte in Montana, USA, a locality renowned for fine specimens of this species.  The overall appearance of the specimen is sooty grey-black because deep shadows cast between interlocking crystals are mirrored in the crystals lustre.  On closer inspection however, the crystals display bright peacock colours in iridescent indigo blue, rose-pink and purple, all with a bright metallic lustre, a characteristic of such platy Covellite crystals. This is an excellent example of well crystallised Covellite from this most famous and classic of American mining districts.

Details

Dimensions
4.3 × 4.7 × 3.3 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Covellite

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