Salida, CO Elks Lodge Collection
The Elks Club in Salida, Colorado housed a display of several diverse mineral suites from Leadville, Bisbee, the Tri-State district and others, many with historic labels affixed to the specimens. The club decided to dispose of the collection, and we bought it this spring (2014).
This is one rich chunk of ore. The pale amethyst mass is shot through with native silver and some sphalerite. I’m not familiar with old Thunder Bay material to know how this stacks up, but I don’t think rich silver specimens are very common from here.