Mineral Species Gallery

 

 

Aragonite

Aragonite, as a post-mining "bird's nest" form, 2200 level Campbell Mine. 21 cm X 19,7 cm. Graeme collection Photo by Richard Graeme IV.

Aragonite, as copper tinted, bluish acicular crystal with minor tan dolomite on light green, conichalcite-tinted calcite. 7 level Southwest Mine, 10 cm wide. Graeme collection Photo by Richard Graeme IV.

Aragonite, as white to colorless crystals with minor tan dolomite 7 level Southwest Mine. Specimen – 1 cm Graeme collection

Aragonite
Aragonite

Aragonite (post-mining) stained by copper Specimen - 11.5cm 1 crosscut 1300 level Cole Shaft Graeme collection Doug Graeme photo

Aragonite
Aragonite

Aragonite, as a copper-tinted anthodite speleothems associate with rosasite and with a partial, later coating of calcite. Specimen - 13 cm. tall, 81 crosscut, 6 level, Southwest Mine. Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Aragonite
Aragonite

Aragonite with minor tan dolomite 21 cm. 7 level Southwest Mine, Richard Graeme III photo

Aragonite
Aragonite

Aragonite, as white to colorless crystals with minor tan dolomite 7 level Southwest Mine. Specimen – 12 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo

Aurichalcite

Aurichalcite
Aurichalcite

Aurichalcite, as acicular crystals on altered limestone. 5 level, Southwest Mine, View - 11.8 cm., Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Aurichalcite
Aurichalcite

Aurichalcite with calcite and iron-tinted aragonite. 9.5 cm, 6 level, Southwest Mine, Graeme collection Graeme photo.

Aurichalcite
Aurichalcite

Botryoidal aurichalcite 5cm 6th level Southwest mine Doug Graeme photo

Azurite

Azurite
Azurite

Azurite, as a lining of a goethite, boxwork vug with brilliant tufts of malachite to one cm. Specimen – 6.5 cm Tunnel level, Higgins Mine Graeme collection Richard Graeme III photo

Azurite
Azurite

Azurite, as thin stalactites to 1.2 cm., on goethite. This specimen was sold by the noted mineral dealer, A. E. Foote C-1890. In spite of the contemporary labeling of the Copper Queen Mines as the source, the specimen was almost certainly mined from the nearby Czar Mine. Specimen – 10.1 cm Czar Mine. Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo.

Azurite
Azurite

Azurite, as 3 cm. crystal with malachite and calcite on chalcocite. Sacramento Mine, Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Azurite
Azurite

Azurite, as a coliform mass with malachite, Spray Mine. Specimen – 20 cm., Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Azurite
Azurite

Azurite with malachite and quartz, Note; The quartz is present as residual chert fragments from the replaced Martin limestone.12 cm. Holbrook Mine, Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Azurite
Azurite

Azurite Holbrook Mine view 8 cm Photo Doug Graeme

Azurite
Azurite

Azurite, as epitaxial overgrowths on malachite pseudomorphs after azurite, Gardner Mine, longest specimen – 5 cm., Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Azurite
Azurite

Azurite, as spheres to 2 cm., Holbrook Extension, Lavender Pit Mine, Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo

Bornite

Bornite
Bornite

Bornite, as a fracture-filling in massive pyrite/chalcopyrite, Junction Mine. View – 3.4 cm, 8 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo.

Calcite

Calcite
Calcite

Calcite, as hematite-tinted loops of rhombohedral crystals 7 level, Southwest Mine. Specimen - 4.5 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo.

Calcite
Calcite

Calcite 7th level Southwest mine 5.5 cm Graeme Collection Douglas Graeme photo

Calcite
Calcite

Calcite, as a copper tinted stalactite with calcite helictites, 100 level, Holbrook Mine. Specimen – 74 cm Graeme collection Douglas Graeme photo.

Calcite
Calcite

Calcite, as a series of eccentric loops of colorless to white calcite on a single, elongated calcite rhomb. Specimen – 10 cm., 7 level, Southwest Mine. Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Calcite
Calcite

Calcite, as pseudohexagonal, colorless crystals, some of which have include goethite phantoms, all on a mixture of goethite and unidentified manganese oxides. Specimen – 11 cm., 2566 level, Campbell Mine. Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Calcite
Calcite

Calcite as complex crystals, with rhombahedral calcite on goethite.  View - 22 cm,  2566 level, Campbell Mine, Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Calcite
Calcite

Calcite as a spiral-shaped, intergrowth of rhombahedral crystals with local goethite staining, specimen 21 cm tall,  8 level Southwest Mine, Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Calcite
Calcite

Butterfly Calcite, as an elongated butterfly-twin 7 level, Southwest Mine Specimen - 9.5 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo

Cerussite

Cerussite, as twinned crystals to 7 mm on azurite and malachite pseudos of azurite. 105-C stope, 1900 level, Campbell Mine, Graeme collection. Richard Graeme IV photo.

Chalcocite

Chalcocite
Chalcocite

Chalcocite, as massive, hypogene material with pyrite and minor bornite 39A stope, 1300 level, Cole Mine. View - 7 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme III photo

Chalcocite
Chalcocite

Chalcocite, as crystals to 5 mm on pyrite and bornite Campbell Mine View 4.4 cm Graeme specimen Richard Graeme IVphoto.

Chalcopyrite

Chalcopyrite with an irregular vein of pyrite and quartz, very much like the chalcopyrite shown in the photograph above. The pyrite veinlet was intruded into the massive chalcopyrite. Campbell Mine. Specimen 4 cm. Graeme collection.

Connellite

Copper

Connellite
Connellite

Connellite, as blue sprays of tightly intergrown crystals in massive cuprite with atacamite and goethite. This mode of occurrence is the most common for connellite found at Bisbee, 110 stope, 700 level, Cole Mine. Specimen – 4.3 cm Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Connellite
Connellite

Connellite crystals to 4 mm. with atacamite and light green Spertinite in cuprite, 14 stope, 5 level, Southwest Mine, View - 1.8 cm., Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Copper
Copper

Copper, as a spongy mass with malachite and minor elemental silver, Holbrook Mine Specimen – 13 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme III photo.

Copper
Copper

Copper, as later, small, arborescent crystal clusters on large (6 cm.) spinel twin copper crystals. Specimen – 9.5 cm. tall, 2200 level, Campbell Mine. Douglas Graeme photo.

Copper
Copper

Copper, as large, elongated crystals on copper, all with a thin veneer of cuprite. Specimen – 14.5 cm. tall, 26-K stope, 1300 level, Cole Mine. Richard Graeme III photo.

Copper
Copper

Copper, as unusual branching crystals with minor cuprite on the uppermost portion. The specimen was more-or-less in this orientation when found. Specimen – 15.5 cm., 26-K stope, 1300 level, Cole Mine. Douglas Graeme photo.

Copper
Copper

Copper with minor cuprite as a thin coating, Czar Mine Specimen – 13 cm., Graeme collection, Douglas Graeme photo

Covellite

Covellite
Covellite

Covellite, as indigo-colored replacement lenses in massive chalcopyrite, Holbrook Extension, Lavender Pit Mine. Polished specimen – 13.4 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo

Cuprite

Cuprite, as the variety chalcotrichite on copper with minor goethite Cole Mine, Specimen 9.8 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo

Cuprite
Cuprite

Cuprite, as the variety chalcotrichite on goethite, The cuprite formed as a replacement of delafossite, as indicated by the relic, tabular plates on the specimen. 400 level, Czar Mine. Specimen – 11 cm, Graeme collection, Richard Graeme III photo.

Cuprite
Cuprite

Cuprite coated by Malachite on Goethite and Hematite Czar mine Cuprite Crystal 1cm Graeme collection Photo: Richard Graeme Iv

Cuprite
Cuprite

Cuprite, as the variety chalcotrichite with auriferous copper. 1100 level, Cole Mine View 2.2 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme III photo.

Cuprite
Cuprite

Cuprite on atacamite, 14 stope, 5 level, Southwest Mine, View – 3. 4 cm., Graeme collection, Douglas Graeme photo.

Cuprite
Cuprite

Cuprite, as tiny crystals coating copper, Cole Mine, Specimen 9.5 cm., Graeme collection, Richard Graeme III photo.

Epsomite

Post-mining epsomite growing on the floor of 19XC between 104XC & 65XC 3rd level Southwest mine. Photo Doug Graeme

Ferricopiapite

Flourite

Post-mining ferricopiapite forming on tunnel wall, with unidentified white powdery mineral Queen Tunnel Photo Doug Graeme

Fluorite
Fluorite

Fluorite crystal in massive quartz Bisbee Queen mine View 3cm Graeme collection Photo: Richard Graeme IV

Fluorite
Fluorite

Fluorite Concentrator Tunnel View 4.5cm Graeme collection Photo: Richard Graeme IV

Fluorite
Fluorite

Fluorite with Quartz Concentrator Tunnel View 5 cm Graeme collection Photo: Richard Graeme IV

Garnet

az-garnet
az-garnet

Azurite overgrowing garnet crystals. Cole mine specimen 8 cm Graeme collection

garnet2
garnet2

Garnet Cole mine specimen 9 cm Graeme collection

Geothite

Geothite stalactites coated with calcite 81crosscut 6 level Southwest mine. 26 cm height Photo Doug Graeme

Goethite , as pseudomorphs after calcite, with minor malachite, Copper Prince Mine, view 3.5 cm. Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Goethite
Goethite

Goethite, as boxwork material with malachite and azurite, Czar Mine Specimen – 7.4 cm Graeme collection Douglas Graeme photo.

Geothite
Geothite

Goethite, as closely spaced to intergrown stalactites with bright acicular malachite, Czar Mine Specimen – 14.4 cm Graeme collection Douglas Graeme photo.

Geothite
Geothite

Goethite, as iridescent material, Shattuck Mine, View - 4.3 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme III photo.

Gold

Gold
Gold

Gold in quartz, Gold Gulch, Warren Mining District (Bisbee). View - 3.9 cm. Graeme collection, Douglas Graeme photo.

Gold
Gold

Gold, as flakes on bornite and quartz 39A stope, 1300 level, Cole Mine View – 2.3 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme III photo

Gold
Gold

Gold, as foil-like flakes on and in slickensided hematite fault gouge with minor quartz. Shattuck Mine. View – 3.9 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo.

Gold
Gold

Gold, as massive material in a hematite-rich silica breccia Shattuck Mine Specimen – 10.3 cm U.S. Museum of Natural History collection Richard Graeme III photo

Gold
Gold

Gold, as wire-like crystals on quartz Shattuck Mine Specimen – 4.7 cm Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum collection Richard Graeme III photo

Gypsum

Gypsum
Gypsum

Gypsum ram's horn 6th level Southwest mine specimen 8 cm Graeme collection Douglas Graeme photo

GYPSUM
GYPSUM

Gypsum on Malachite Dallas Mine view 3 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV Photo

Halotrichite

Hematite

In situ silky halotrichite, Fe2+Al2(SO4)4.22H2O, on massive siliceous pyrite. 1600 level, Campbell mine, View – 50 cm. Graeme collection.

Jarosite

Hematite
Hematite

Hematite, as hard, botryoidal material with calcite, 600 level Shattuck Mine Specimen – 9.2 cm Graeme collection Douglas Graeme photo.

Hematite
Hematite

Hematite after pyrite In Morita formation. Evening sun claim View - 5cm Graeme collection Photo Doug Graeme

Jarosite
Jarosite

Massive Jarosite Southwest mine Specimen 6.5cm Graeme collection Douglas Graeme photo

Malachite with a wide, undulating horizontal band reflecting a solution level with malachite deposition, which indicates the stalactites had been submerged at some point. The malachite stalactites are almost completely encrusted with small malachite pseudomorphs after azurite. Azurite, as a few, unaltered crystals of the same morphology are scattered about on the malachite above the solution level, suggesting that the CO2 levels of the open space were higher than in the solutions.

A polished section of malachite that is 1" to 1.5" thick. The underside has a minor amount of an unidentified Mn oxide Czar mine Specimen - 15 X 11 cm Graeme Collection Photo Richard Graeme

Malachite
Malachite

Malachite, as a stalactitic group with a velvet-like surface. Minor amounts of an unidentified, brown manganese oxide are present as remnants of the supergene alteration of the hosting manganese-rich Martin limestone, Cole Mine Specimen – 7 cm, cm Graeme collection Douglas Graeme photo.

Malachite
Malachite

Malachite, as a pseudomorph after an azurite “rose” form, with minor azurite as a very limited, second generation overgrowth. Specimen-4.5 cm., Czar Mine, Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Malachite
Malachite

Malachite, as pseudomorphs after copper on calcite and all on goethite. Specimen – 9.3 cm., 26-K stope, 1300 level, Cole Mine. Graeme collection, Douglas Graeme photo.

Malachite
Malachite

Malachite, as a pseudomorph after a doubly terminated azurite crystal, 1300 level, Campbell Mine, Specimen 9 cm., Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Malachite
Malachite

Malachite, as a replacement of copper with a later, partial overgrowth by lighter green, zincian-malachite, 26-K stope, 1300 level, Cole Mine, Specimen - 8.5 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo.

Malachite
Malachite

Malachite, as acicular crystals on azurite, 200 level, Czar Mine Specimen – 12.5 cm. Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo.

Malachite
Malachite

Malachite, as stalactites and botryoidal material, with minor azurite, Czar Mine, Specimen 19 cm., Graeme collection, Richard Graeme IV photo.

Malachite

Miersite

Miersite
Miersite

Miersite, as a bright yellow, 2 mm tetrahedral crystal on atacamite. 14 stope, 5 level Southwest Mine Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo.

Nantokite

Nantokite
Nantokite

Nantokite, as colorless to white crystals on cuprite with atacamite 14 stope, 5 level Southwest Mine. Specimen – 3 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme III photo.

Nordstrandite

Pyrite

Nordstrondite
Nordstrondite

Nordstrandite as a friable crust on azurite and malachite Specimen 21.5 cm Holbrook Mine Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo

Quartz

Pyrite
Pyrite

Pyrite pyritohedron Specimen 3.81cm x 3.81cm 1200 level Cole mine Graeme Collection Doug Graeme photo

Pyrite
Pyrite

Pyrite in talc Specimen 5.08 cm x 3.8 cm 73 crosscut at 151 crosscut in drift 1400 level Cole mine Graeme collection Doug Graeme photo

Quartz
Quartz

Quartz Junction mine view 2cm Photo Doug Graeme

Quartz
Quartz

Quartz, as epimorph cast of large calcite crystals, 2200 level, Campbell Mine. Specimen 19 cm., Graeme collection, Richard Graeme III photo.

Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite, as pale pink crystals with alabandite lining a vug in massive pyrite and minor sphalerite, 2300 level Junction Mine. View 4.3 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo.

Rosasite

Rosasite
Rosasite

Rosasite, as a partial replacement of malachite pseudomorphs after azurite with some hemimorphite and minor goethite as epimorph cast after calcite, all on spongy goethite. A level, Uncle Sam Mine View-3.2 cm, Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo

Siderite

Silver

Siderite
Siderite

Siderite, as epimorph cast after calcite. Specimen – 8 cm Holbrook Extension, Lavender Pit Mine. Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo.

Silver
Silver

Silver, as thin foil-like patches with cerussite, quartz and hematite on/in chalcocite 1800 level, Campbell Mine. View – 7.0 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo.

Silver
Silver

Silver, as subparallel, small crystallin sheets in a carbonate-rich fault gouge with rosasite and malachite Cole Mine. Specimen – 8.8 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo.

Silver
Silver

Silver, as a crust of tiny crystals overgrown on copper with minor malachite, Holbrook Mine View – 1.1 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme III photo.

Smithsonite

Smithsonite, as rice-grain size crystals on azurite, 141 F stope 1200 level Cole Mine view 2.2 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme III photo

Smithsonite, as rice-grain size crystals on azurite, 141 F stope 1200 level Cole Mine, view 2.2 cm, Graeme collection, Richard Graeme III photo

Turquoise

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Turquoise, as a nugget-like mass with minor quartz, Lavender Pit Mine. Specimen 3 cm, Graeme collection Douglas Graeme photo.

Turquoise
Turquoise

Turquoise in Glance conglomerate 11.5 cm Lavender pit Graeme collection Doug Graeme photo

Turquoise
Turquoise

Turquoise in Glance conglomerate Specimen 7 cm Lavender pit Doug Graeme photo

Wulfenite

Wulfenite
Wulfenite

Wulfenite, as a 1.1 cm, multi-zoned crystal with calcite, malachite and azurite in a hematite vug. Cole Mine Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo.

Wulfenite
Wulfenite

Wulfenite, as colorless crystals with minor brochantite on corroded galena, Cole Mine, Specimen - 8 cm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo.

Torbernite

Torbernite
Torbernite

Torbernite on Azurite 770 level Junction mine largest crystal 5mm Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV photo

Variscite

Variscite 1200 level Cole mine Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV

Variscite 1200 level Cole mine Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV

Variscite 1200 level Cole mine Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV

Variscite Holbrook extension Lavender pit Graeme collection Richard Graeme IV Photo