Mixed Minerals from Tucson 2018


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C243 - Mangano Calcite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1554)
Dal'negorsk, Russia
large cabinet - 20 x 9.5 x 6 cm


Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243a.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243b.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243c.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243d.jpg]

Disc shaped pink Mangano Calcite crystals on matrix. Great pink color. Large undamaged display specimen.


C244 - Mangano Calcite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1554)
Dal'negorsk, Russia
large cabinet - 23 x 12 x 8 cm


Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244a.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244b.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244c.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244d.jpg]

Disc shaped pink Mangano Calcite crystals in two stacks. Each stack of crystals is at a different angle, so on the left you see the crystal tops and to the right you see a stack from the side. Large crystal on the left is 12cm wide. There are oriented inclusions of a dark needle-like mineral. Slight edge chipping but overall very clean and free of damage.


C245 - Mangano Calcite with Fluorite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1943)
Dal'negorsk, Russia
large cabinet - 17 x 11 x 9 cm


Mangano Calcite with Fluorite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c245a.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Fluorite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c245b.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Fluorite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c245c.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Fluorite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c245d.jpg]

Colorful specimen of disc shaped pink Mangano Calcite crystals with green Fluorite. The larger crystals are 7cm wide and most crystals have oriented inclusions of a dark needle-like mineral. Fine quality, colorful specimen. Undamaged and better than photos.


C246 - Fluorite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 324)
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246c.jpg]

Large, clear octahedron of Fluorite with Quartz crystals. Large, smooth flat crystal faces with a small natural step on the back face.


C248 - Azurite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248c.jpg]

Bright 'electric' blue Azurite crystals to 2.7cm in size. The crystals have partially psuedomorphed to Malachite and you can see Malachite in two areas. This veneer of Azurite over an inner core of Malachite gives these specimens the bright 'electric' blue color. These are no longer being found.


C249 - Brucite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 155) SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 3.8 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c249a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c249b.jpg]

Bright lemon yellow Brucite crystals from the recent find. I looked through hundreds of specimens to find the brightest, most deeply saturated yellow specimens such as this. These new specimens from Pakistan are world's best for the species.


C250 - Brucite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363) SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.4 x 3 x 1.6 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c250a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c250b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c250c.jpg]

Bright lemon yellow Brucite crystals from the recent find. I looked through hundreds of specimens to find the brightest, most deeply saturated yellow specimens such as this. This specimen is solid Brucite and is well crystallized on both sides. These new specimens from Pakistan are world's best for the species.


C251 - Copper after Cuprite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.1 x 2 cm


Copper after Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/c251a.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/c251b.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/c251c.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/c251d.jpg]

Superb thumbnail sized specimen of Copper psuedomorphs after Cuprite. My favorite specimens from this find and those such as this one with partially psuedomorphed Cuprite along with fully psuedomorphed Cuprite. This specimen is a cluster of about 10 crystals with 3 that retain a good amount of the original Cuprite. Complete all around, floater specimen. One small nick at the top, otherwise undamaged.


C252 - Chrome Dravite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c252a.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c252b.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c252c.jpg]

Deep chrome green Dravite crystal with a curious clear (Achroite) termination. Translucent with excellent color and undamaged.


C253 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 2000 (=~ AUS$ 2591)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c253a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c253b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c253c.jpg]

Outstanding thumbnail sized specimen of Dioptase crystals on white Calcite crystals. Main Dioptase is an undamaged 1.6cm crystal. There is one small cleaved crystal on the lower right (that could be trimmed away), all other crystals undamaged.


C254 - Malachite after Azurite $ 100 (=~ AUS$ 130)
Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254c.jpg]

Pair of well fomred, crossing psuedomorphs of Malachite after Azurite.


C255 - Andradite var. Topazolite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583) SOLD
Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c255a.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c255b.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c255c.jpg]

Golden colored Topazolite crystals to 8mm. Clean and undamaged, one of the best I've ever seen for this find. Ex. Al McGuinness collection.


C256 - Sturmanite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583) SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c256a.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c256b.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c256c.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c256d.jpg]

Deep yellow, transparent Sturmanite crystalsof exceptional quality. These formed around another mineral which later dissolved away, leaving a hollow, crystallized backside. Fine and undamaged.


C257 - Hausmanite in Calcite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 842) SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Hausmanite in Calcite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c257a.jpg] Hausmanite in Calcite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c257b.jpg] Hausmanite in Calcite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c257c.jpg] Hausmanite in Calcite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c257d.jpg]

Well formed, lustrous Hausmanite crystal set in white Calcite. Uncommon specimen with a well isolated crystal in contrasting white Calcite.



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