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- Snowflake mine, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Cananda
- 8.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm - Sm Cabinet
- sulfide, copper, tin
You seldom see specimens from this locality and it is not well documented at least online. Apparently it is a poly-metallic deposit in which the principal ore was argentifierous Galena. The dang vein was 17 feet wide and striked thousands of feet.
This specimen, which holds a Richard Barstow label contains Galena, Pyrite and also Stannite. The Stannite is nearly dark grey to black and shows virtually no cleavage, as it should, while the Galena of course does show cleavage. The Pyrite is obvious. I can only guess that Barstow was attracted to this locality for it's tin content as was his tin-rich home in Cornwall. Perhaps Barstow visited this site in Canada.
It's defintely a worthy piece to have since no one else will have one in their collection.