Kennecott Minerals

Flambeau mine

Ladysmith, Wisconsin

The mineral-collecting community has become acquainted with the Flambeau mine, a copper mine in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, through the crystallized mineral specimens (especially chalcocite) that have appeared from that locality over the past 3 years. The fact that these rare and beautiful specimens were preserved during the process of ore-mineral extraction is due to decisions made by management at the Flambeau mine, and supported by commitments from its parent companies, Kennecott Minerals Company and Rio Tinto (RT, formerly RTZ). So we hope you enjoy the images presented here, and check back once in awhile to see some new ones.

 

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The Flambeau mine as it appeared in the summer of 1994.

T-BO Studio

Model of the Flambeau orebody. Red denotes higher grade copper ore.

Thank You SRD

 


A gallery of minerals from this remarkable locality.

CUPRITE on gossan

Crystal size is . 5mm

413.0 - 1020 level

CHALCOCITE

2.3cm x .7cm

401.2 - 1030 level

CHALCOCITE on ANKERITE with SIDERITE

feild of view approximately 1cm

418.5 - 1010 level

CUPRITE Xls on AZURITE

feild of view approximately .5 cm

KOLBECKITE

A rare scandium phosphate mineral

Xl group approximately .5cm

 


All micro-photographs copyright by Dan Behnke

Macro photograph copyright by Jeff Scovil

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