Brilliant GOLD LEAF from the famous Little Jonny Mine in Leadville, Colorado. The gold weighs 1.1 grams (0.0387 ounces).
GOLD is a native element and precious metal. It occurs in three main types of deposits: in hydrothermal quartz veins in igneous and metamorphic rocks; in volcanic-exhalative sulfide deposits; and, in placer deposits. Gold belongs to the Isometric crystal system. Hardness is 2.5 – 3 on the Mohs scale.
Location: Little Jonny (Ibex #1) Mine, Breece Hill, Leadville, Lake County, Colorado, USA
The Little Jonny Mine began operations in 1883 but did not amount to much until it was purchased by John F. “Leadville Jonny” Campion in 1890 and consolidated into his Ibex property. In its heyday, the Little Jonny was called the richest gold mine in America. Campion later founded the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the precursor to the Denver Art Museum.
Specimen size: 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.3 inches
Specimen weight: 1.1 grams (0.0387 ounces)
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NEVADA – JACKPOT! Mint condition. One of my favorite books from the monograph series from Lithographie, Inc. Some 124 pages with 16 chapters written by experts around the world. Chapters on gold and silver mining, barite from Meikle mine, turquoise, opal, garnets, stibnite and famous locations such as Hallelujah Junction and Majuba Hill mine. A map of Nevada Mineral Localities is included.
TOURMALINE, variety DRAVITE. Large, dark brown crystal. Muscovite coats what appears to be a small Dravite crystal on the terminated end of the main crystal. Luster is vitreous. Sides are striated. The crystal is 1.6 inches in length. From the Power’s Farm location in New York, famous for its Dravite and Schorl Tourmalines.
This piece is from the collection of Roger Maynard. Roger is a friend and was a long-time geologist with the US Geological Survey in New Mexico.
DRAVITE is a dark brown to black variety of the Tourmaline group. It is a sodium, magnesium, aluminum, boro-silicate mineral. The crystal system is Trigonal. Hardness is 7 on the Mohs scale.
Location: Power’s Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA