David K. Joyce Minerals

Spencerite, HB Mine, Salmo British Columbia

The HB Mine, located near Salmo, British Columbia was the type locality for spencerite, a zinc phosphate mineral. The spencerite was reported as fillings in hemimorphite stalactites and other cave formations in an oxidized zinc orebody, during mining operations. These specimens were collected in 1915.

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Spencerite, HemimorphiteSpencerite, HB Mine, Salmo British Columbia
  • Item #13222
  • Spencerite, Hemimorphite
  • 4.1x3.9x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • HB Mine
  • Salmo
    British Columbia, Canada
  • An outer shell of hemimorphite covers a couple of layers of coarsely crystallized spencerite. Nice specimen of this rare mineral. Type locality!
Spencerite, HemimorphiteSpencerite, HB Mine, Salmo British Columbia
  • Item #13220
  • Spencerite, Hemimorphite
  • 4.3x2.8x2.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $75.00
  • HB Mine
  • Salmo
    British Columbia, Canada
  • This specimen of botryoidal hemimorphite shows coarse spencerite in a zone through the middle of it. Rich!
Spencerite, HemimorphiteSpencerite, HB Mine, Salmo British Columbia
  • Item #13216
  • Spencerite, Hemimorphite
  • 4.7x3.8x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $85.00
  • HB Mine
  • Salmo
    British Columbia, Canada
  • This specimen of botryoidal hemimorphite has the cores of the botryoids composed of spencerite which is easily observable in the cross-sections of the botryoids. Old museum catalogue number painted on the specimen. Several openings appear to have spencerite crystals!
HemimorphiteSpencerite, HB Mine, Salmo British Columbia
  • Item #13215
  • Hemimorphite
  • 5.2x3.7x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • HB Mine
  • Salmo
    British Columbia, Canada
  • This specimen is mostly a specimen of botryoidal, white hemimorphite. There are some rough crystals in an opening in the zinc silicate but I'm not sure what they are.
Spencerite, HemimorphiteSpencerite, HB Mine, Salmo British Columbia
  • Item #13213
  • Spencerite, Hemimorphite
  • 10.2x9.5x4.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $140.00
  • HB Mine
  • Salmo
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Beautiful cave deposits of creamy hemimorphite with coarsely crystallized spencerite formed in various layers in the hemimorphite. Really nice pseudom9orphs of hemimorphite after a tabular mineral - spencerite or hemimorphite? hard to say. Excellent specimen! One of the best available, today.
Hemimorphitem and ?Spencerite, HB Mine, Salmo British Columbia
  • Item #13211
  • Hemimorphitem and ?
  • 7.0x5.7x4.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: micro
  • $55.00
  • HB Mine
  • Salmo
    British Columbia, Canada
  • This specimen is mostly creamy white hemimorphite but the frond has many tiny, prismatic crystals scattered across it. The crystals are sharp and could be spencerite but could be a different mineral altogether. I'm calling this a hemimorphite specimen!
HemimorphiteSpencerite, HB Mine, Salmo British Columbia
  • Item #13210
  • Hemimorphite
  • 5.5x4.5x3.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $40.00
  • HB Mine
  • Salmo
    British Columbia, Canada
  • I think that this specimen is pretty well all hemimorphite and limonitic gossan material. Old specimen from this classic locality.
SpenceriteSpencerite, HB Mine, Salmo British Columbia
  • Item #13209
  • Spencerite
  • 6.0x4.4x1.8 cm
  • $110.00
  • HB Mine
  • Salmo
    British Columbia, Canada
  • This specimen appears to be almost solid spencerite. There appears to be a thin skin of creamy hemimorphite, on one side covering the coarsely cleaved, pearly spencerite. Excellent example!