Covellite





 Location Found: Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1832
     
 Formula: CuS
 Essential Elements: Copper, Sulfur
 All Elements in Formula: Copper, Sulfur
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Covellite

     
 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.532

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.52


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 35, No. 2 - Fall 1994, pg. 21A Complex Base-Metal Assemblage From the Sterling Mine New Jersey - Chalcocite/Digenite/Covellite
View IssueV. 7, No. 2 - August 1966, pg. 8The Minerals of Sterling Hill 1962-65 by Frank Z. Edwards - Covellite (small article)
     
Images

     
Covellite, sphalerite and calcite from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ
Covellite (indigo-blue), sphalerite (pale yellow to olive and tarnished blue) and calcite (white and buff) from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ. 6 1/8" x 3". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.







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