Mixed Minerals from the Tucson 2020 Show


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M648 - Diaspore $ 350 SOLD
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/M648a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/M648b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/M648d.jpg]

Uncommon cluster of V-twin color change Diaspore. From new finds new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Most are single V-twin crystals and this was the only cluster I saw, though there are broken crystals present.


M609 - Diaspore $ 2000 SOLD
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m609a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m609b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m609c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m609d.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m609e.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m609f.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces and gem quality and transparent inside. Strong purple color in natural sunlight. Weighs 15.43 grams.


M640 - Diaspore $ 500 SOLD
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m640a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m640b.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Complete all around with perfect undamaged terminations. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M642 - Diaspore $ 250
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces one one 'arm' (other termination incomplete) and gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M644 - Diaspore $ 400
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m644a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m644b.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces one one 'arm' (other termination incomplete) and gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M601 - Shattuckite in Quartz $ 240
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5 x 2 cm


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Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601a.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601b.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601c.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601d.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601e.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601f.jpg]

Bright blue Shattuckite under drusy Quartz from recent finds at Milpillas. There are a few small hemispheres of Shattuckite on top of the Quartz too.


M602 - Quartz scepter (with bubble) $ 275
Southern Zambia Province, Zambia
small cabinet - 6 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602a.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602b.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602c.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602d.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602e.jpg]

Quartz scepter from recent finds in Zambia. The scepter head has both Amethyst and smokey coloration and also contains a 3-4mm bubble that travels over 1.2cm inside. Undamaged with a rehealed base.


M612 - Morganite $ 450 SOLD
Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.3 cm


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Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M612a.jpg] Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M612b.jpg] Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M612c.jpg] Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M612d.jpg]

Two pink Morganite crystals set in white Albite crystals. The Morganite crystals sit one in front of the other and are transparent, about 2cm in diameter each. Fine quality, undamaged crystals


M585 - Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite $ 250
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585a.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585b.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585c.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite with attached orange crystals of Wulfenite. This is the only Enlichite I've ever owned, or can recall seeing, that had the associated Wulfenite crystals. Good curving, lustrous Endlichite crystals on all sides, even the bottom.


M605 - Tremolite in Quartz $ 225
Japan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605a.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605b.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605c.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605d.jpg]

Polished Quartz included by green hair-like Tremolite along the backside.


M509 - Hematite $ 150
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509a.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509c.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509d.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509e.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509f.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509g.jpg]

Specimen of vuggy Hematite with good lustrous crystals all over, primarily along the top surface and lining the vugs.


M613 - Kolwezite with Cobaltian Calcite $ 150 SOLD
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Kolwezite with Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M613a.jpg] Kolwezite with Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M613b.jpg] Kolwezite with Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M613c.jpg] Kolwezite with Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M613d.jpg] Kolwezite with Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M613e.jpg]

Kolwezite is a rare mineral most commonly seen as small green hemispheres on Cobaltian Calcite specimens from the Congo. Here we have an entire vug filled with spherical masses of Kolwezite to 8mm in diameter. Comes with an old Gilbert Gautheir label.


M421 - Copper with ? $ 240
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421a.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421b.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421c.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421d.jpg]

Branching, arborescent cluster of Copper crystals from Tsumeb. One side of the cluster is coated by tiny acicular 'fuzzy' brown/black crystals of an unknown species.


M610 - Paracelsian $ 275 SOLD
Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Paracelsian from Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/M610a.jpg] Paracelsian from Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/M610b.jpg] Paracelsian from Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/M610c.jpg] Paracelsian from Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/M610f.jpg]

Pair of intergrown, gemmy chisel-terminated Paracelsian crystals. Complete all around. Excellent example of the species, recently traded out of the British museum.


M608 - Platinum $ 850 SOLD
Konder, Khabarovsk Region, Russia
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Platinum from Konder, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/M608a.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/M608b.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/M608c.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/M608d.jpg]

Partial cube of Platinum with a smaller attached crystal. Platinum crystals are much more rare than the nuggets and most are much more rounded than this one, in fact it was the sharpest, most well formed by far of a small lot of crystals I examined. I understand these are no longer being found.

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