Sphalerite on Siderite / Locality - Eagle Mine, Gilman, Eagle County, Colorado


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From my own personal collection, this cabinet sized display specimen is a quintessential Gilman sulfide / carbonate association piece. Several remarkably sharp AND lustrous crystals of reddish black Sphalerite with notably SMOOTH faces – hardly any striations at all on many faces – are gently intermixed and sitting atop a crystallized “plate” of soft beige-cream colored compressed rhombohedra or “discs” of Siderite. The piece was mined in 1978, and I actually received this piece as a gift from my father as a teenager. Great shape overall, and in better condition than most from this mine. The Eagle Mine was the center of lead and zinc mining in Colorado for a time, and produced some of the state’s most memorable mineral specimens, along with the neighboring Groundhog Mine that produced the finest Wire Gold specimens in the world extant!

ex. Brian Kosnar collection

Locality: Eagle Mine, Gilman, Eagle County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 6.2 x 3.8 x 3.1 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Sphalerite: 8 mm

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