For more information about the Minerals of Creede, Colorado and the collection, see: http://libguides.mines.edu/GeologyMuseum/digitalcollectionsCreede

Recent Submissions

  • Silver (sawed) with barite 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    A solid mass of native silver from the Bulldog mine, Creede mining district, Colorado.
  • Quartz, variety amethyst on barite 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Light purple amethyst crystals covering and replacing barite. Mineral specimen is from the Bulldog mine, Bulldog vein, Creede mining district, Colorado.
  • Cerussite 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Intergrowth of white, cyclically twinned crystals from the Bulldog mine, Bulldog vein, Creede mining district, Colorado.
  • Barite with micro pyromorphite crystals 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Intergrowth of colorless blades of barite with a few scattered microcrystals of pyromorphite. Mineral specimen is from Bulldog mine, Bulldog vein, Creede mining district, Colorado.
  • Chalcopyrite with sphalerite 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Dull, brassy chalcopyrite crystals on resinous brown to darker brown sphalerite. Some of the sphalerite exhibits twinning according to the spinel law, some of which has a polysynthetic habit. This mineral specimen is from ...
  • Silver minerals in petrified wood 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Mineral specimen is from the Monkeymeyer mine, Creede mining district, Colorado. Petrified wood found in the Monkeymeyer sandstone unit of the Creede formation contained sufficient silver mineralization to be ore. Mr. ...
  • Barite with quartz 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Off-white bladed crystals with minor iron oxide staining. Mineral specimen is from the Bulldog mine, Bulldog vein, Creede mining district, Colorado.
  • Pyrite 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Mineral specimen represents one single pyritohedral crystal and is from the Creede mining district, Colorado.
  • Silver (in jar) 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Jar of leaf/spangle silver from the Bulldog mine, Creede mining district, Colorado.
  • Silver 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Branching arborescent growth of silver crystals from the Bulldog mine, Creede mining district, Colorado.
  • Sphalerite stalactites 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Stalactitic growth of sphalerite from the Bulldog mine, Creede mining district, Colorado.
  • Silver (wires) 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    This mineral specimen is from the Creede mining district, Mineral County, Colorado, and shows a mass of silver wires with quartz.
  • Sphalerite on galena 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Mineral specimen is from the Commodore mine, Amethyst vein system, Creede mining district, Colorado. Some of the sphalerite exhibits twinning according to the spinel law, some of which has a polysynthetic habit.
  • Sphalerite with galena, quartz variety amethyst, and minor hematite 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Mineral specimen is from the Commodore mine, Amethyst vein system, Creede mining district, Colorado. Some of the sphalerite exhibits twinning according to the spinel law, some of which has a polysynthetic habit. The galena ...
  • Silver in chalcedony nodule, in banded chalcedony and amethyst ("sowbelly agate") 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Cut slab polished on both sides ; one of six slices cut from the same piece of “sowbelly”. Mineral specimen is from the Last Chance mine ("Chance cave", 700' level), Amethyst vein, Creede mining district, Colorado.
  • Quartz, variety amethyst with quartz variety chalcedony; carved sowbelly agate sphere 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Polished sowbelly agate sphere (quartz variety amethyst with quartz variety chalcedony) from the Last Chance mine, amethyst vein, Creede mining district, Colorado.
  • Quartz, variety amethyst 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Quartz, variety amethyst from the Amethyst vein, Creede mining district, Colorado, forming a vug in amethyst vein material.
  • Galena 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Bright gray, partly skeletal crystal from the Bulldog mine, Bulldog vein, Creede mining district, Colorado.
  • Galena with very thin coating of hematite 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Grey crystals of galena with a thin reddish coating from the Amethyst mine, Amethyst vein, Creede mining district, Colorado.
  • Sowbelly agate (banded quartz varieties amethyst and chalcedony) 

    Author(s):Raines, Ed; Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Date:2017
    Format:born digital; digital photographs
    Sowbelly agate (banded quartz, varieties amethyst and chalcedony) from the Amethyst vein of Last Chance mine, Creede mining district, Colorado.

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