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Covellite with Pyrite and Quartz
Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County
Montana, United States
4.8 x 4.3 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $850
Spring 2020

While Covellite is a fairly common Copper mineral, crystals are very rare and good crystals are really only known from two locales (Italy and Butte) both locales are gone forever, these are true classics. A nice old Leonard Mine Covellite with several free standing crystals and choice patina. Our understanding is this is a 1940's or earlier vintage. The Covellites on this piece are of the thin blade type, very delicate and are well-intergrown. The iridescence is a purple to blue with some reddish hints, this displays especially well under strong lighting as the metallic patina is very bright. Much better in person.




Covellite with Pyrite and Quartz
Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County
Montana, United States
4.8 x 4.3 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $850
Spring 2020

While Covellite is a fairly common Copper mineral, crystals are very rare and good crystals are really only known from two locales (Italy and Butte) both locales are gone forever, these are true classics. A nice old Leonard Mine Covellite with several free standing crystals and choice patina. Our understanding is this is a 1940's or earlier vintage. The Covellites on this piece are of the thin blade type, very delicate and are well-intergrown. The iridescence is a purple to blue with some reddish hints, this displays especially well under strong lighting as the metallic patina is very bright. Much better in person.