David K. Joyce Minerals

Aikinite Group Minerals, Lime Creek Mine, Kitsault, British Columbia

This location has also been known as the Kitsault Mine and the Alice Arm Mine and was operated by Kennecott in the late 60's and the 70's and then Climax Molybdenum in the late 70's early 80's. Over the years some rare minerals were noted and determined to be members of the aikinite group, including aikinite, nuffieldite, neyite and cosalite. They all have been identified at this mine and they all look EXACTLY the same! The only way to tell them apart is to analyse each individual crystal by x-ray and microprobe. Here are some very nice crystals from the occurrence. All i can tell you is that they are "aikinite group" mineral crystals. Rare stuff anyway you look at it!.

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Aikinite Group Minerals, CalciteAikinite Group Minerals, Lime Creek Mine, Kitsault, British Columbia
  • Item #4797
  • Aikinite Group Minerals, Calcite
  • 7.2x5.0x3.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 7mm
  • $150.00
  • Lime Creek Mine
  • Kitsault
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A thick partial crystal is attached to the side of an iron oxide coated calcite crystal with a thin hair-like crystal poking right out of the calcite. You can barely see the thin crystal in the enlarged photo but it is very nice. There is also a fluorite crystal in the vug. Nice!
Aikinite GroupAikinite Group Minerals, Lime Creek Mine, Kitsault, British Columbia
  • Item #4799
  • Aikinite Group
  • 1.7x1.2x1.1 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $50.00
  • Lime Creek Mine
  • Kitsault
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A sharp, striated crystal is present in a small vug in a fragment of pure white quartz.
Aikinite Group MineralsAikinite Group Minerals, Lime Creek Mine, Kitsault, British Columbia
  • Item #4800
  • Aikinite Group Minerals
  • 1.2x1.2x0.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $50.00
  • Lime Creek Mine
  • Kitsault
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A very sharp, prism of aikinite group mineral is perched perfectly on a small fragment of white quartz. Excellent
Aikinite GroupAikinite Group Minerals, Lime Creek Mine, Kitsault, British Columbia
  • Item #4801
  • Aikinite Group
  • 5.4x3.3x3.2 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $120.00
  • Lime Creek Mine
  • Kitsault
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A nice spray of crystals is protected in a recessed vug between quartz crystals. There are other vugs in the specimen with aikinite group, fluorite and yellow sphalerite. Very good.
Aikinite Group MineralAikinite Group Minerals, Lime Creek Mine, Kitsault, British Columbia
  • Item #4802
  • Aikinite Group Mineral
  • 6.4x3.5x3.0 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $120.00
  • Lime Creek Mine
  • Kitsault
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A beautiful spray of aikinite group is present in a vug in coarse quartz crystals and sphalerite. Very good crystals!
Aikinite Group MineralAikinite Group Minerals, Lime Creek Mine, Kitsault, British Columbia
  • Item #4803
  • Aikinite Group Mineral
  • 2.5x2.5x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 1mm
  • $50.00
  • Lime Creek Mine
  • Kitsault
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A couple of needles of aikinite are present in this small vug in white quartz.
Aikinite Group MineralAikinite Group Minerals, Lime Creek Mine, Kitsault, British Columbia
  • Item #4805
  • Aikinite Group Mineral
  • 5.3x3.1x1.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 9mm
  • $180.00
  • Lime Creek Mine
  • Kitsault
    British Columbia, Canada
  • One end of this specimen supports a spray of superb crystals of this aikinite group mineral. The rest of the vug is stuffed with interlocking aikinite group minerals. Very good!