Tucson 2017 - Mixed Minerals


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T372 - Rutile in Quartz $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t372a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t372b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t372c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz crystal with included Rutile. I liked this one because of the reddish colored Rutile and the fact the Rutile is vertically oriented within the Quartz.
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T373 - Diaspore $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t373a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t373b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t373c.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t373d.jpg]

Large V-twin crystal of Diaspore. It is unterminated, as most of these are, and is translucent with transparent zones.This is rare material from old stocks in Turkey, no more is being found as the deposit has been exhausted. Large Diaspore crystals are rare and the V-twins even rarer - only 10% or less of the find were these V-twins.


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T374 - Azurite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Bisbee, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374c.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374d.jpg]

Four sharp, well defined crystals of Azurite on a Limonite matrix. The crystals reach 1cm in size and are undamaged. Comes with an Arizon-Sonora Desert Museum label.
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T375 - Cuprite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Bisbee, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Cuprite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t375a.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t375b.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t375c.jpg]

Sharp, well defined crystals of Cuprite. The crystals reach 6mm in size and are undamaged. Comes with an Arizon-Sonora Desert Museum label.


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T377 - Variscite $ 950 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 3 cm


Variscite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah [db_pics/pics/t377a.jpg] Variscite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah [db_pics/pics/t377b.jpg] Variscite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah [db_pics/pics/t377c.jpg]

Polished nodule of Variscite with 2 separate sections of Variscite divided by yellow Crandallite.


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T378 - Apatite with Fluorite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal
miniature - 4.9 x 3 x 3 cm


Apatite with Fluorite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t378a.jpg] Apatite with Fluorite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t378b.jpg] Apatite with Fluorite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t378c.jpg]

Glassy green Apatite crystals. The addition of purple Fluorite makes this a really colorful piece. Slight chipping on one edge, otherwise undamaged.
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T379 - Kammererite $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t379a.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t379b.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t379c.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t379d.jpg]

Choice large crystals of Kammererite on a bed of smaller crystals. Good Kammererites are getting very hard to find.


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T380 - Wulfenite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.8 x 1 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t380a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t380b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t380c.jpg]

Classic 'window-pane' Wulfenite crystal from recent finds at Los Lamentos. Front and back sides shown.
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T382 - Andradite $ 90 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm


Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t382a.jpg] Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t382b.jpg]

Deep red Andradite garnet crystals to 2cm on a garnet matrix.


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T384 - Apatite with Muscovite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 3.2 x 2 cm


Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t384a.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t384b.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t384c.jpg]

Showy cluster of glassy green Apatite crystals. Bright and lively crystals. Undamaged. The camera does not pick up the green well and the brightness is not well conveyed in photos, thus this is way better in person than the photos may indicate.
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T385 - Smithsonite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385d.jpg]

Open vug filled with large, double-terminated Smithsonite crystals. The Smithsonite are a light pinkish orange in color and reach 1.9cm in size.



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