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Tetrahedrite - classic Utah
stock #AC-068
Bingham Canyon, Bingham Mining district, Salt lake County
Utah, United States
8.8 x 67.2 x 5.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $230


Well-crystallized sizable specimen of lustrous Tetrahedrite with some Pyrite as well. A rich chunk from the famed Bingham Canyon deposit, ex Schortmann Minerals. The label address gives a date range for this piece of 1937-1946 at their shop. It is clearly from the early era of mining. The area had several mines at that time which began in 1903, but in 1936 Kennecott bought out the previous operations and eventually this became one of the largest open pit mines in the world. This piece is quite choice, densely packed with crystals and was priced at a hefty $4.00 at that time. A lot of money in that time some 70-80 years ago!