Mixed Minerals from Tucson 2017


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T342 - Cumengite on Selenite $ 1200
Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342a.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342b.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342c.jpg]

Rare crystals of Cumengite on a translucent Selenite matrix with green Paratacamite. The main crystal is 7mm wide but there are many more small crystals present. This specimen was in the personal collection of the mine manager who collected it in 1971 and just released it for sale. It is very rare to find a matrix Cumengite specimen!


T343 - Cumengite on Selenite $ 3500
Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
cabinet - 11.5 x 10 x 7 cm


Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343a.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343b.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343c.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343d.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343e.jpg]

Rare crystals of Cumengite on a hard Selenite rich matrix with green Paratacamite. The main crystal is 12mm wide and there is another smaller crystal nearby. There is a small nick on one the tips of the main crystal. This specimen was in the personal collection of the mine manager who collected it in 1971 and just released it for sale. It is very rare to find a matrix Cumengite specimen!


T344 - Titanite, Tsavorite on Graphite $ 560 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.7 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Titanite, Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t344a.jpg] Titanite, Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t344b.jpg] Titanite, Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t344c.jpg]

Rarely seen Titanite (!) from Merelani, rare enough alone, but this one happens to be located with gemmy Tsavorites on a bed of Graphite. A very unusual specimen indeed.


T345 - Agate after Shell $ 125 SOLD
Dhakla, Sahara, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Agate after Shell from Dhakla, Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t345a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dhakla, Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t345b.jpg]

Perfectly preserved fossil shell that has been replaced by agate.


T346 - Szenicsite $ 750
Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.0 x 2 cm


Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346a.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346b.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346c.jpg]

Dense grouping of bright green platy crystals of rare Szenicsite. A good thumbnail of a mineral that is both rare and attractive.


T347 - Szenicsite $ 450
Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t347a.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t347b.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t347c.jpg]

Bright green platy crystals of rare Szenicsite in three intergrown crystal groups. A good thumbnail of a mineral that is both rare and attractive.


T348 - Szenicsite $ 450
Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 0.9 cm


Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t348a.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t348b.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t348c.jpg]

Bright green platy crystals of rare Szenicsite. A good thumbnail of a mineral that is both rare and attractive.


T349 - Pyrite on Quartz with Calcite $ 150 SOLD
Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm


Pyrite on Quartz with Calcite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t349a.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz with Calcite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t349b.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz with Calcite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t349c.jpg]

Something new and different from Panasquiera are these clear Quartz crystals partially coated by bright metallic Pyrite and rosettes of Calcite. I understand there were only about 50 pieces recovered. Showy and unusual.


T350 - Pyrite on Quartz with Calcite $ 200
Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Pyrite on Quartz with Calcite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t350a.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz with Calcite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t350b.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz with Calcite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t350c.jpg]

Something new and different from Panasquiera are these clear Quartz crystals partially coated by bright metallic Pyrite and rosettes of Calcite. I understand there were only about 50 pieces recovered. Showy and unusual.


T351 - Pyrite on Quartz $ 150 SOLD
Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
thumbnail - 3 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Pyrite on Quartz from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t351a.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t351b.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t351c.jpg]

Something new and different from Panasquiera are these clear Quartz crystals partially coated by bright metallic Pyrite. I understand there were only about 50 pieces recovered. Showy and unusual.


T352 - Pyrite on Quartz with Calcite $ 150 SOLD
Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
thumbnail - 3 x 2.0 x 2 cm


Pyrite on Quartz with Calcite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t352a.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz with Calcite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t352b.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz with Calcite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t352c.jpg]

Something new and different from Panasquiera are these clear Quartz crystals partially coated by bright metallic Pyrite and rosettes of Calcite. I understand there were only about 50 pieces recovered. Showy and unusual.


T354 - Wulfenite $ 200
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t354a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t354b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t354c.jpg]

Thick butterscotch colored crystals to 1.2cm in size. Old material. Irregular growth on one corner of main crystal is not damage.


T355 - Amethyst on Quartz $ 160
Purple Hope #4 Claim, King Co., Washington
small cabinet - 8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Amethyst on Quartz from Purple Hope #4 Claim, King Co., Washington [db_pics/pics/t355a.jpg] Amethyst on Quartz from Purple Hope #4 Claim, King Co., Washington [db_pics/pics/t355b.jpg] Amethyst on Quartz from Purple Hope #4 Claim, King Co., Washington [db_pics/pics/t355c.jpg]

Quartz scepter of Amethyst over clear Quartz. Mined by Joe George in August 2016. Undamaged.


T356 - Calcite $ 200
Tieshan Mine, Huangshi, Hubei Prov., China
cabinet - 9.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Calcite from Tieshan Mine, Huangshi, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t356a.jpg] Calcite from Tieshan Mine, Huangshi, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t356b.jpg] Calcite from Tieshan Mine, Huangshi, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t356c.jpg]

Large, transparent golden Calcite crystals. Great color and no damage. Largest crystal is 4.5cm wide.



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