White Elephant Mine, Mojave Desert, CA.
I have placed a claim on this unique
deposit and I am the sole supplier of specimens from the White Elephant Mine. This is a polymetallic deposit and was worked
in the past (1930's-1950)primarily for Silver although Lead (Galena), Zinc and other metals are also present. I am in the
3rd season of working this mine and specimens so far have been from the first level. First level specimens are typically
Aragonite, Chondrodite, Hyalite, Caliche, Scheelite, Powellite and minor Calcite.
Specimens from this season (2011) are noted
as from the second level. The suite and quality of (fluorescent) minerals coming to grass from the second level
is outstanding. We have counted more than 9 different fluorescents in any given specimen. The blending of hues between colors
adds even more interest. Crystals of Galena and thin seams of Silver are present in many specimens. Hard rock mining
will continue for fluorescent and mineral specimens.
White (and phosphorescent)
Red- (with red flash)
Green (and phosphorescent)
Bluish to Gray-White
Pink and Lavender
A yellow phosphorescent
response has yet to be identified and has only been found in a handful of specimens. Not all mineral species listed is
present in every specimen. However, labels will list all fluorescent minerals.
I used an 36watt WAY-TOO-COOL lamp to illuminate
the top of these specimens and a WAY-TOO-COOL 9 watt to illuminate the front.
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