Mexican Minerals

A large update of Mexican minerals including a number of large and unusual pieces.  Many are from the lesser known Bismark Mine, and this update represents an opportunity to build a suite from this mine.



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B373 - Smithsonite after Calcite $ 280 (=~ € 251) SOLD
San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b373a.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b373b.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b373c.jpg]

Scalenohedral Calcite crystals that have been psuedomorphed to golden colored Smithsonite.


B374 - Jamesonite $ 125 (=~ € 112) SOLD
Noche Buena, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Jamesonite from Noche Buena, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b374a.jpg] Jamesonite from Noche Buena, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b374b.jpg]

Crystal grouping of Jamesonite without matrix. Often seen as thin hair-like crystals, this specimen is composed of robust, thick crystals.


B375 - Volborthite $ 120 (=~ € 108) SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5 cm


Volborthite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b375a.jpg] Volborthite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b375b.jpg] Volborthite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b375c.jpg]

Numerous scattered crystals of Volborthite. Crystals reach 5mm in size


B380 - Opal $ 50 (=~ € 45) SOLD
Queretaro, Mexico
cabinet - 14 x 11 x 6.0 cm


Opal from Queretaro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b380a.jpg] Opal from Queretaro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b380b.jpg]

Vesicles in Rhyolite filled with white and red opal.


B381 - Smithsonite $ 400 (=~ € 359) SOLD
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm


Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b381a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b381b.jpg]

Beautiful large specimen of velvety pink Smithsonite, undamaged.


B382 - Cuprian Hemimorphite $ 350 (=~ € 314) SOLD
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 6 cm


Cuprian Hemimorphite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b382a.jpg] Cuprian Hemimorphite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b382b.jpg] Cuprian Hemimorphite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b382c.jpg]

Unusual specimen of bladed crystals of Hemimorphite on Limonite. The Hemimorphite is colored green due to Copper.


B383 - Acanthite $ 450 (=~ € 404) SOLD
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
cabinet - 15 x 13 x 9 cm


Acanthite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b383a.jpg] Acanthite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b383b.jpg] Acanthite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b383c.jpg] Acanthite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b383d.jpg]

Large specimen of Acanthite on matrix.


B386 - Smithsonite $ 3000 (=~ € 2693) SOLD
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
large cabinet - 19 x 13 x 7.5 cm


Smithsonite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b386a.jpg] Smithsonite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b386b.jpg] Smithsonite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b386c.jpg]

Large, heavy specimen of satiny Smithsonite with a greenish yellow color. Thick layer of Smithsonite covering matrix. Large showy piece.


B387 - Arsenopyrite $ 1800 (=~ € 1616) SOLD
Bismark Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11.5 x 11 x 8.5 cm


Arsenopyrite from Bismark Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b387a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Bismark Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b387b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Bismark Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b387c.jpg]

Spectacular and showy large Arsenopyrite crystal, largest by far I've ever handled. Main crystal is a curving, lustrous metallic 11.5 cm wide beauty. The crystal gets cavernous on the backside, so best display is from the front. Never seen anything like this one. Undamaged.


B388 - Opal $ 100 (=~ € 90) SOLD
Queretaro, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4.0 cm


Opal from Queretaro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b388a.jpg] Opal from Queretaro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b388b.jpg]

Vesicles in Rhyolite filled with white 'precious' opal showing nice flashes of color.



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