Mixed Tucson Minerals

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A810 - Tourmaline $ 600 SOLD
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.8 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a810a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a810b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a810c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a810d.jpg]

Double terminated, gemmy pink and green Tourmaline withno damage, 4.8 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm.


A811 - Pyrite on Calcite $ 350 SOLD
Xianghualing Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm


Pyrite on Calcite from Xianghualing Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a811a.jpg] Pyrite on Calcite from Xianghualing Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a811b.jpg] Pyrite on Calcite from Xianghualing Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a811c.jpg]

Sharp, translucent yellow Calcite crystal with epitaxial Pyrite. Calcite is 4.7cm wide and sets up perfectly on matrix of lesser Calcites, 7.5 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm.


AF427 - Sphene $ 250 SOLD
near Mahenge, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Sphene from near Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af427a.jpg] Sphene from near Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af427b.jpg] Sphene from near Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af427c.jpg]

This was the gemmiest and most perfect Sphene from the small lot, but also the smallest. Bright, neon green Sphene crystal from a new find. Small but good, 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm.


AF422 - Hydrocerussite with Smithsonite $ 450 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Hydrocerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af422a.jpg] Hydrocerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af422b.jpg] Hydrocerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af422c.jpg]

Sharp and complete white Hydrocerussite crystal set in matrix covered by tiny pink Smithsonite, 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm.


AF423 - Fluorite SOLD
Reimvasmaak, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 6 cm


Fluorite from Reimvasmaak, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/af423a.jpg] Fluorite from Reimvasmaak, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/af423b.jpg] Fluorite from Reimvasmaak, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/af423c.jpg] Fluorite from Reimvasmaak, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/af423d.jpg]

Sharp and transparent green Fluorite octahedra to 3.5cm wide, fully crystallized on backside too, 8 x 7 x 6 cm.


AF424 - Fluorite $ 400 SOLD
Reimvasmaak, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
cabinet - 11 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Reimvasmaak, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/af424a.jpg] Fluorite from Reimvasmaak, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/af424b.jpg] Fluorite from Reimvasmaak, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/af424c.jpg]

Sharp and transparent green Fluorite octahedra to 4.5cm wide, 11 x 7.5 x 4 cm.


NA102 - Galena SOLD
Brushy Creek Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Galena from Brushy Creek Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/na102a.jpg] Galena from Brushy Creek Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/na102b.jpg]

Galena crystals to 2.5 cm in attractive arrangement on matrix. The Galena crystals are lightly dusted by tiny Pyrite crystals. Attractive American classic, 8 x 7.5 x 4 cm.


NA113 - Copper on Calcite $ 1200 SOLD
Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Copper on Calcite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona [db_pics/pics/na113a.jpg] Copper on Calcite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona [db_pics/pics/na113b.jpg] Copper on Calcite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona [db_pics/pics/na113c.jpg] Copper on Calcite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona [db_pics/pics/na113d.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper growing up off Calcite in areas and in others completely coating individual Calcite crystals. The Calcite is yellow but some have red areas where included by Chalcotrichite. Well crystalliz front and back with a natural hole in the center. Superb old timer, 9 x 7.5 x 4 cm.


NA115 - Amethyst SOLD
Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm


Amethyst from Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na115a.jpg] Amethyst from Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na115b.jpg] Amethyst from Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na115c.jpg]

Amethyst crystals to 5.5cm, complete all around and in good condition (one small, lesser crystal not seen in photos is missing a tip). Older, classic material, 5.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm.


SA541 - Tourmaline $ 1200 SOLD
Cruzero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm


Tourmaline from Cruzero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa541a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruzero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa541b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruzero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa541c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruzero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa541d.jpg]

Large pink Tourmaline crystal, light pink at the base grading up to a superb, bright cranberry pink - excellent color in this zone. Well terminated though with small pitting on surfaces, bottom is rehealed too. Ex. Greigers collection, Pala International specimen, 6.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm.


SA542 - Chrysoberyl $ 280 SOLD
Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa542a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa542b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa542c.jpg]

Golden yellow sixling crystal, translucent with areas of transparency, 2.3 x 2 x 1.8 cm.


E578 - Cuprite on Copper $ 550 SOLD
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e578a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e578b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e578c.jpg]

Thick, robust Copper crystals with 3 areas of attached Cuprite crystals. These Cuprite on Copper specimens were one of the more interesting new finds at Tucson this year. While there was a good number of Copper specimens available, there was only very few with the Cuprite association. There are also unidentified white crystals associated with the Cuprite, 4.5 x 3 x 2.8 cm.


E579 - Cuprite on Copper $ 380 SOLD
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 4.7 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e579a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e579b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e579c.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen with Cuprite crystals to 3mm in various areas on the Copper. These Cuprite on Copper specimens were one of the more interesting new finds at Tucson this year. While there was a good number of Copper specimens available, there was only very few with the Cuprite association, 4.7 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm.


E580 - Apatite with Ferberite $ 300 SOLD
Panasquiera, Portugal
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 2 cm


Apatite with Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/e580a.jpg] Apatite with Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/e580b.jpg] Apatite with Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/e580c.jpg]

Four purple/blue Apatite crystals on a small Ferberite crystal. The Apatites reach 2.1cm wide and are undamaged with top luster, 2.6 x 2 x 2 cm.


E581 - Platinum $ 750 SOLD
Kondor Mine, Eastern Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 9 x 7 x 7 mm


Platinum from Kondor Mine, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e581a.jpg] Platinum from Kondor Mine, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e581b.jpg] Platinum from Kondor Mine, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e581c.jpg]

Three interpenetrant cubes of Platinum of good quality. Ex. Carl Acosta collection, 3.1 grams in weight, 9 x 7 x 7 mm.



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