Covellite / Pyrite, 51 gram, Butte, Montana, Leonard Mine, VERY RARE
TOP Specimen. Covellite and Pyrite, Extremely Rare Display Mineral, USA Mined from the long closed "Leonard mine," in Butte which is considered to have produced some of the finest specimens in the industry and the world. The colors you see are not amplified by Photoshop or any other editing program. This is not a tiny specimen we have seen some specimens for sale barely bigger than a grain of table salt so please READ listings carefully. The color is an exceptional electric Indigo blue that changes to an amazing purplish pink eggplant color and also has the highly desirable purple and red flashes. The pyrite is situated perfectly to add beauty without blocking the covellite's iridescent colors.
Gem Type - Mineral, Rare Covellite
Shape - Irregular Shaped Display Mineral
Color - Gold from Pyrite and Electric (shocking) Indigo Iridescent Blue. Gorgeous! Flashes of purple and red.
Weight - 51 grams
Origin - Butte Montana, United States Very Rare the mine has been closed for many years. From the renowned Leonard mine, in Butte Montana
Size - 44 x 34 x 21 mm
Hardness - This is not a hard mineral which is why most people do not use it is jewelry. It is considered to have a lot of metaphysical properties and native connections which you may research.
Notes - The gold on this gem is actually pyrite. This is the finest specimen we could find today after an exhausting web search. This incredible example of covellite is truly University quality and should be viewed as a collector gem it is as stated too soft for jewelry.
This is a gem quality, small display specimen of rare covellite, w/pyrite on quartz from the renowned Leonard mine, in Butte Montana. Dynamite comes in small packages; this is approximately 27 grams of incredibly vibrant, metallic & iridescent, indigo blue, with brilliant flashes of purple & red-beautiful contrast to the gold pyrite & white quartz. This material is very hard to find and expensive in this top form and appreciating in price as the years go by. Don't miss this opportunity to add Butte Montana covellite to your collection!
The original source of covellite was Mount Vesuvius. We only have two examples for sale at this time and may never have this quality again. Good luck and thanks for shopping with Old Virginia Gem Co.