Large Mineral Specimen Of Silver-Gold, Lead, Copper Ore, From Camp Bird, Co.

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Seller: borrasca (1,830) 100%, Location: Pioche, Nevada, Ships to: US, Item: 174052708962 THIS IS A LARGE, HEAVY SPECIMEN OF SILVER, LEAD. COPPER AND GOLD ORE CONSISTING OF GALENA, CHALCOPYRITE FROM A QUARTZ VEIN. THE SPECIMEN IS APPROXIMATELY 12 X 10 X 6 cm. IT WEIGHS 1000 gm. THE SPECIMEN IS FROM THE CAMP BIRD MINE, SNEFFELS DISTRICT, NEAR OURAY, OURAY CO., COLORADO. THE SPECIMEN IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF THE SILVER, LEAD, COPPER AND GOLD VEIN SYSTEM AND IS VERY RICH ORE. IT DISPLAYS VERY WELL. THE GALENA IS VERY FINE GRAINED AND DOESN'T SHOW UP WELL IN THE PICTURES. THE CAMP BIRD MINE WAS PRIMARILY A GOLD MINE. IN 1942 PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT CLOSED ALL OF THE GOLD MINES FOR THE WAR EFFORT. CAMP BIRD WAS ABLE TO CONTINUE OPERATING BY SWITCHING TO COPPER AND BASE METAL ORES DURING THE WAR YEARS. SEE PICTURES. I WILL COMBINE SHIPPING WHEN POSSIBLE. THANKS FOR LOOKING. Condition: Used, Modified Item: No

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