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IDAHO’S PYROMORPHITE BONANZA

SILVER VALLEY MINES SOURCE FINE SPECIMENS

TINTED PYROMORPHITE: A cluster of large individual pyromorphite crystals with some crystals tinted yellow on their terminations.

VARI COLORED: This choice mixture of large and small vari-colored pyromorphite crystals from Kellogg, Idaho, is a good example of how varied the mine’s specimens are.

HEXAGONAL PYROMORPHITE: A close-up of hexagonal pyromorphite from the Bunker Hill mine reveals the prism striations and uneven termination crystal faces.

Legend has it that a donkey discovered the first silver in Idaho on September 9, 1885. Today we credit this unnamed desert canary’s owner Noah Kellogg with the discovery. Noah is remembered by having the town of Kellogg, Idaho, named for him. The donkey, however, gets no credit except in legend.

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Rock & Gem November 2018, GEOLOGICAL GENESIS: Dating Mineral Deposits, A MODERN discovery in Silver valley, And More.....