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Locality: Tower Hill, Hinsdale, NH
Specimen Size: 3 mm zone of metalic blue, iridescent, "peacock ore" bornite at red triangle.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1489
Locality: Palermo #1 Mine - core zone, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 2.8 cm specimen. Quartz with bornite fracture filling
Field Collected: Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: Bob Whitmore specimen # 55-5TN
Locality: Keyes Mine, Orange, NH
Specimen Size: 3 mm field of view
Field Collected: Found in box of uncleaned, untrimmed, Keyes Mine specimens collected by Leroy Grant of Albany, NH (deceased). Collected in the 1970's.
Catalog No.: u2237
Notes: This specimen has several small (< 1 mm) groups of torbernite crystals. The copper for the torbernite likely came from this mineral. The deep blue color is not a tarnish, it fully permeates the mineral. A visual ID.
Photo with Canon T3i plus Nikon Plan 10 microscope objective. Helicon Focus, method B, 15 images.