27gm Covellite and Pyrite, 27 gram, Extremely Rare Display Mineral, USA Mined Gem.
Covellite and Pyrite, 27 gram, Extremely Rare Display Mineral, USA Mined Gem.
Gem Type - Mineral, Rare Covellite from the long closed, "Leonard Mine," and the is a good size specimen with absolute top colors in bot the Electric Cobalt (some say Denim) range which shifts to a gorgeous eggplant like mixture. It also has the blue and red flashes as well as the pink color shift and an attractive array of pyrite. This is TOP color!
Shape - Irregular Display Gem
Color - Gold from Pyrite and Electric (shocking) Indigo Iridescent Blue. Gorgeous! Flashes of purple and red.
Weight - 27 grams
Clarity - N/A
Luster - N/A
Origin - Butte Montana, United States Very Rare the mine has been closed for many years. From the renowned Leonard mine, in Butte Montana
Size - 37 x 28 x 18 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 golden material on this gem is actually naturally occurring pyrite. Electric denim/cobalt blue colors fascinate scientists and laymen alike. This incredible example of covellite is truly University or museum quality and should be viewed as a collector gem, it is too soft for jewelry. Would be beautiful on a display. TOP COLOR!
Display specimen of rare covellite, w/pyrite on quartz from the renowned Leonard mine, in Butte Montana. 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 mine has been closed for many years and this material is very hard & very expensive to come by. Don't miss this opportunity to add Butte Montana covellite to your collection! It's known to be among the finest covellite in the world.
The original source of covellite was discovered on Mount Vesuvius.