Mixed Minerals from Tucson 2018


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C273 - Adamite $ 500 (=~ ¥ 52990) SOLD
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c273a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c273b.jpg]

Vug in Limonite filled with 3 pinwheel clusters of Adamite. The Adamite has top, saturated yellow color. Largest cluster is 3.5cm wide. Undamaged.


C274 - Axinite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093)
Pinos Altos, Baja Sur, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


Axinite from Pinos Altos, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c274a.jpg] Axinite from Pinos Altos, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c274b.jpg] Axinite from Pinos Altos, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c274c.jpg] Axinite from Pinos Altos, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c274d.jpg]

Purple Axinite crystals intergrown with transparent Calcite crystals from an obscure Baja locality. Fine quality mound of crystals that is very hard to find and a must for a Baja or Mexican collection.


C275 - Calcite on Chalcedony $ 75 (=~ ¥ 7948) SOLD
Aurora Mine, Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Calcite on Chalcedony from Aurora Mine, Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c275a.jpg] Calcite on Chalcedony from Aurora Mine, Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c275b.jpg] Calcite on Chalcedony from Aurora Mine, Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c275c.jpg]

Transparent Calcite crystals atop pink Chalcedony. It's a stunning old specimen, however there is a cleave on the largest Calcite and I have priced it accordingly. The contrast between the transparent Calcite and the glow of the pink Chalcedony is very attractive.


C276 - Boleite $ 500 (=~ ¥ 52990)
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c276a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c276b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c276c.jpg]

Cluster of Boleite cubes on matrix. Main crystal is a relatively large 1.1cm on the diagonal.


C277 - Epidote $ 200 (=~ ¥ 21196)
San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Epidote from San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c277a.jpg] Epidote from San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c277b.jpg] Epidote from San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c277c.jpg]

A Baja classic specimen featuring a blocky 2cm Epidote crystal on matrix. The crystal is contacted on the backside, but the front is sharp and lustrous and it's double terminated. These are old, hard to come by specimens that only turn up when collections are recycled.


C278 - Calcite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 29674)
Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm


Calcite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c278a.jpg] Calcite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c278b.jpg] Calcite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c278c.jpg]

Cluster of clear, transparent scalenohedral Calcite crystals, some with black inclusions. Bright and showy.


C280 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 26495)
Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Wulfenite with Mimetite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c280a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c280b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c280c.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystal on matrix associated with Mimetite. Wulfenite crystals reach 1cm in size.


C281 - Axinite on Arsenopyrite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 21196)
Colebrook Hill Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Axinite on Arsenopyrite from Colebrook Hill Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/c281a.jpg] Axinite on Arsenopyrite from Colebrook Hill Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/c281b.jpg] Axinite on Arsenopyrite from Colebrook Hill Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/c281c.jpg] Axinite on Arsenopyrite from Colebrook Hill Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/c281d.jpg]

Open vug in a matrix of solid Arsenopyrite lined with crystals of Arsenopyrite, upon which grew purple Axinite crystals.


C282 - Ilmenite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 42392)
Kragero Ilmenite Mines, Kragero, Norway
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Ilmenite from Kragero Ilmenite Mines, Kragero, Norway [db_pics/pics/c282a.jpg] Ilmenite from Kragero Ilmenite Mines, Kragero, Norway [db_pics/pics/c282b.jpg] Ilmenite from Kragero Ilmenite Mines, Kragero, Norway [db_pics/pics/c282c.jpg]

Single Ilmenite crystal with a metallic grey/black color. Ex. Scott Williams with 2 old labels.


C284 - Cinnabar in Calcite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 63588)
Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c284a.jpg] Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c284b.jpg] Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c284c.jpg]

Single yellow scalenohedral Calcite crystal with a sharp phantom of Cinnabar. This is a rare specimen from the old mercury mining district of Terlingua, located near the Mexican border. Cinnabar was discovered here in the 1880s, creating a temporary mining town, now nothing remains but a ghost town.


C285 - Cinnabar in Calcite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 42392)
Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c285a.jpg] Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c285b.jpg]

Single yellow scalenohedral Calcite crystal with a sharp phantom of Cinnabar. This is a rare specimen from the old mercury mining district of Terlingua, located near the Mexican border. Cinnabar was discovered here in the 1880s, creating a temporary mining town, now nothing remains but a ghost town.


C286 - Diaspore $ 950 (=~ ¥ 100681)
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.1 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c286a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c286b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c286c.jpg]

Bright and gemmy V-twin crystal of Diaspore. This is about as free of damage as they get, with both tips undamaged with natural tapering terminations or possibly with flat contact faces on parts. It's also very glassy and bright with lots of internal transparency.


C287 - Fluorite with Scheelite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093)
Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


Fluorite with Scheelite from Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c287a.jpg] Fluorite with Scheelite from Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c287b.jpg] Fluorite with Scheelite from Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c287c.jpg]

Deep purple Fluorite crystals to 2.8cm on matrix associated with Scheelite crystals and Calcite. The Scheelite crystals reach 1cm in size.



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