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- Gold Prince mine, San Juan Co., Colorado, United States
- 10 x 6 x 6 cm - Cabinet
- ore mineral, sulfide, copper
A real handsome and colorful specimen of pink Pyroxmangite, formerly thought to be Rhodonite. The specimen is loaded with sulfides, namely Chalcopyrite and Galena. The area and trend otherwise known as the Sunnyside mine complex included a 11,000 ft tunnel which drained the water from all the surrounding mines. Unfortunately in 1978, it also drained Emma Lake. The Gold Prince mine is at the far north end of the trend.
- Pride of the West mine, San Juan Co., Colorado, United States
- 7 x 7 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet
- ore mineral, sulfide
A locality specimen from the Pride of the West mine. It is likely to contain silver (argentiferous Galena). The mine worked extensively in the 1880's and then a short lived episode in which cross-cut tunnel was driven to mine the silver bearing Galena. The mine is located in Cunningham Gulch east of the Osceola mine. All the mines in the area east, west and mostly north of Silverton are located in rugged country upwards of 14,000 ft. Mineralization included fracture fillings related to the concentric "cracks" of the Silverton Caldera. Ores included Gold, Silver, Lead and Zinc. The mine is known for its Quartz crystals. More information can be seen in Barbara & John Muntyan article in Rock & Minerals 63:4.