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Mine road to Mineral Hill. Left to right: Bob Wilken, Anna Wilken, Gene Bearss - Aug 2009      
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Portion of mine dump at Mineral Hill    Aug. 2009
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Portion of mine dump at Mineral Hill    Aug. 2009
Mineral Hill Mine Views

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Adit below Mineral Hill collecting area Gene Bearss knew where to find this, quite hidden. Gene said adit never reached ore body.      
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Bob Wilken looks for micros. Bug hat indicates lots of skeeters.    Aug. 2009
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Bob Wilken digs for micros.    Aug. 2009
This page is an alphabetical photo gallery of minerals from the Mineral Hill Locality, Wakefield, New Hampshire.   (A locality specific photo set from mindatnh.org)
12 species, 34 mineral photos, 5 EDS analysis.

For the photos below, the species chemistry is included with the first example of each mineral.
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ANGLESITE with pyromorphite  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
0.8 mm milky anglesite crystal with tan pyromorphite

Species:           ANGLESITE    PbSO4    with pyromorphite (tan)
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 0.8 mm milky anglesite crystal with tan pyromorphite
Field Collected: Gene Bearss (2004)
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes:
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ANGLESITE with pyromorphite  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
0.7 mm anglesite crystal

Species:           ANGLESITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 0.7 mm anglesite crystal
Field Collected: Art Smith
Catalog No.: A Bob Janules collection specimen
Notes:
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BROCHANTITE    Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
2.5 mm spray of brochantite crystals
Species:           BROCHANTITE   Cu2+4(SO4)(OH)6
Locality:          Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 2.5 mm spray of brochantite crystals
Field Collected: Gene Bearss - 2013
Catalog No.: u1385
Notes: Art Smith had a similar Mineral Hill specimen analyzed by Excalibur Minerals (12/2000) and suggested the species brochantite, (Excalibur analysis) . However the Excalibur analysis stated "EDS cannot easily distinguish this phase from several other common copper sulfates... "
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CERUSSITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
0.5 mm clear cerussite crystal

Species:           CERUSSITE   PbCO3
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 0.5 mm clear cerussite crystal
Field Collected: Gene Bearss (2011)
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes: Identification by Gene Bearss.

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CERUSSITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
1 mm hexagonaal bipyramid cerussite crystal with second crystal on basel termination.

Species:           CERUSSITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 1 mm hexagonaal bipyramid cerussite crystal with second crystal on basel termination.
Field Collected: Gene Bearss (2008)
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes: Nifty "flying saucer" habit !

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CERUSSITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
5 mm fov - cluster of milky, prismatic, cerussite crystals

Species:           CERUSSITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 5 mm fov - cluster of milky, prismatic, cerussite crystals
Field Collected: Gene Bearss (2011)
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes:

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CERUSSITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
1.5 mm prismatic cerussite crystal with steep pyramid termination

Species:           CERUSSITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 1.5 mm prismatic cerussite crystal with steep pyramid termination
Field Collected: Gene Bearss (2011)
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes:

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CERUSSITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
1 mm hexagonal, prismatic, crystal

Species:           CERUSSITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 1 mm hexagonal, prismatic, crystal
Field Collected: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Catalog No.:
Notes: There are actually a pair of parallel hexagonal cerrusite crystals here. But from this view, the rear crystal is obscured. This extreme prismatic form is unusual for the Mineral Hill locality. Gene was uncertain of the species identity, so it was analyzed. The EDS analysis indicated the species was cerussite. (The vertical lines on the plot are Pb markers. Elements lighter than Na do not show on plot).

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CORKITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
0.1 mm yellow crystaline spheres of corkite


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CORKITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Full view of specimen section with corkite - - fov = 12 mm

Species:           CORKITE    PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 0.1 mm yellow crystaline spheres of corkite. Second view 12 mm.
Field Collected: Gene Bearss (2008)
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes: A similar specimen field collected by Gene Bearss at the Mineral Hill locality was EDS analyzed to be Corkite.
Beudandite:   PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6    and Corkite:   PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 are a mineral series. For the present both of these species are combined on this web site under Beudantite.
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CORONADITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
8 mm field of view. Botryoidal coronadite with thin chalcedony coating.

Species:           CORONADITE    Pb(Mn4+,Mn2+)8O16
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 8 mm field of view. Botryoidal coronadite with thin chalcedony coating.
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: 1733
Notes: The coronadite species is indicated by EDS analysis
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CORONADITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
10 mm fov


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CORONADITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
2 cm fov

Species:           CORONADITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 10 mm fov. Second over-all specimen view - 2 cm
Field Collected: Gene Bearss (2011)
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes:
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COVELLITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
6 mm Covellite lined vug in quartz

Species:           COVELLITE   CuS
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 6 mm Covellite lined vug in quartz
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: u1051
Notes: The covellite species is indicated by EDS analysis
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COVELLITE   Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
1.5 mm fov. Individual covellite crystals to 0.2 mm


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COVELLITE   Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
full specimen view - 2.5 cm

Species:           COVELLITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 1.5 mm fov. Individual covellite crystals to 0.2 mm. (2.5 cm full specimen view)
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: u1256
Notes: This specimen and one other are the only NH examples seen by the author which show distinct hexagonal covellite crystals. Most crystals in the magnified view are standing on edge - hexagonal thin plates. More typical NH specimens are simple covellite crusts.
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COVELLITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
0.5 mm rosette of hexagonal covellite crystal plates

Species:           COVELLITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 0.5 mm rosette of hexagonal covellite crystal plates
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes:
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GALENA  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
7 mm field of view

Species:           GALENA   PbS
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 7 mm field of view
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: TBC
Notes: A voucher specimen for galena at Mineral Hill
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LINARITE    Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
7 mm field of view. Deep blue linarite.
Species:           LINARITE   PbCu2+(SO4)(OH)2
Locality:          Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 7 mm field of view. Deep blue linarite.
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: u902
Notes: Art Smith had a similar Mineral Hill specimen analyzed by Excalibur Minerals (4/2001) and indicated the species linarite, (Excalibur analysis) . Note the Pb line and S line overlap.
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QUARTZ  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
2 mm field of view

Species:           QUARTZ   SiO2
Locality:   2 mm field of view
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: A Bob Janules collection specimen
Notes: Most of the crystaline quartz at Mineral Hill is a micro-crystaline druze.
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PYROMORPHITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Tan pyromorphite crystals to 0.8 mm

Species:           PYROMORPHITE    Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: Tan pyromorphite crystals to 0.8 mm
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes:
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PYROMORPHITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
0.5 mm parallel growth tan pyromorphite crystals

Species:           PYROMORPHITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 0.5 mm parallel growth tan pyromorphite crystals
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes:
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PYROMORPHITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
1.5 mm fov

Species:           PYROMORPHITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 1.5 mm FOV
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes: Bright reflections are from a bed of micro quartz crystals.
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PYROMORPHITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Barrel habit pyromorphite crystals to 1.5 mm

Species:           PYROMORPHITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: Barrel habit pyromorphite crystals to 1.5 mm - multi crystal qrowth terminations present.
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes:
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PYROMORPHITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
1.7 mm stubby prismatic pyromorphite crystal with lateral daughter crystals and zoned terminations.

Species:           PYROMORPHITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 1.7 mm stubby prismatic pyromorphite crystal with lateral daughter crystals and zoned terminations.
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes:
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PYROMORPHITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
2 mm compact crystal cluster of orange-yellow pyromorphite crystals with halo rind of acicular cream-colored pyromorphite crystals.

Species:           PYROMORPHITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 2 mm compact crystal cluster of orange-yellow pyromorphite crystals with halo rind of acicular cream-colored pyromorphite crystals.
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes:
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PYROMORPHITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
7 mm field of view. Lustrous cream-colored secondary pyromorphite overgrowth on gray prismatic first generation pyromorphite.

Species:           PYROMORPHITE
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 7 mm field of view. Lustrous cream-colored secondary pyromorphite overgrowth on gray prismatic first generation pyromorphite.
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.:
Notes: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
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PYROMORPHITE    Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
2 mm field of view
Species:           PYROMORPHITE  
Locality:          Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 2 mm field of view
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss specimen
Notes:
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PYROMORPHITE    Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
1.7 mm pyromorphite crystal
Species:           PYROMORPHITE  
Locality:          Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 1.7 mm pyromorphite crystal
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss specimen
Notes:
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SPHALERITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
8 mm field of view

Species:           SPHALERITE    ZnS
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: Greenish sphalerite, 8 mm field of view
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: TBC
Notes: A voucher specimen for sphalerite at Mineral Hill
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WULFENITE  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
1 mm yellow, tabular, Wulfenite crystal on quartz

Species:           WULFENITE   PbMoO4
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 1 mm yellow, tabular, Wulfenite crystal on quartz
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: u884
Notes:
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WULFENITE with clear pyromorphite   Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
3 mm field of view

Species:           WULFENITE with clear pyromorphite
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 3 mm field of view
Field Collected: Gene Bearss (2008)
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes: Identification by Gene Bearss
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WULFENITE with pyromorphite  Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
3.5 mm fov. Wulfenite (yellow) with sprays of pyromorphite

Species:           WULFENITE with pyromorphite
Locality:         Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 3.5 mm fov. Wulfenite (yellow) with sprays of pyromorphite
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
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WULFENITE    Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
0.4 mm wulfenite crystal
Species:           WULFENITE  
Locality:          Mineral Hill, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 0.4 mm wulfenite crystal
Field Collected: Gene Bearss - 2013
Catalog No.: u1439
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