Specimens from the Art Reno Collection

Mineral specimens from the Art and Connie Reno collection. Art and Connie Reno were local San Francisco Bay area mineral collectors, both specalizing in quartz.  Art had a fondness for Wulfenite and Pyrite; Connie for the feldspars.  Both also liked vugs and pseudomorphs.  They were members of several rock clubs; Bay Area Minerologists, Crystal Gazers, San Mateo Gem and mineral, and Sequoia Gem and Mineral.  They both field collected and bought minerals at shows.  Art was an engineer for the City of San Francisco and Connie was a registered nurse.  They collected minerals of all types and sizes.  They attended many local mineral shows, often exhibiting, and went to the Quartzite and Tucson shows, mainly in the 1970s through 1990's.


US$    € EURO    ¥ YEN    £ POUND    CAN$    AUS$    Note

(click on a page number to go to that page:)

1 2 3

 page 1 / 3  -  42 specimens selected  -  next  -  bottom  -  Home 


AR1 - Adamite $ 280 SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.5 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR1a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR1b.jpg]

Thumbnail Adamite specimen with a perfect hemisphere of yellow/green Adamite on Limonite. The Adamite cluster is 1.4cm wide. The label indicates it was purchased by Art in 1967. Undamaged.


AR4 - Grossular $ 240 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2 x 1.3 x 1 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/AR4a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/AR4b.jpg]

Transparent orange Grossular crystal, 1.2cm wide, with other smaller crystals. Undamaged. Fluorescent.


AR5 - Wulfenite $ 200 SOLD
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Wulfenite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR5a.jpg] Wulfenite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR5b.jpg]

Gorgeous transparent Wulfenite crystals on matrix. Crystals reach 8mm on edge, undamaged.


AR9 - Fluorite $ 80 SOLD
T&G Prospect, Pine Canyon, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Fluorite from T&G Prospect, Pine Canyon, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR9a.jpg] Fluorite from T&G Prospect, Pine Canyon, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR9b.jpg] Fluorite from T&G Prospect, Pine Canyon, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR9c.jpg] Fluorite from T&G Prospect, Pine Canyon, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR9d.jpg]

More than a dozen transparent purple octahedrons of Fluorite on matrix. Crystals reach 7mm on edge, all the main crystals are undamaged.


AR10 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 200 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR10a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR10b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR10c.jpg]

Two Benitoite crystals on a thin, Natrolite covered matrix. There si also a small Neptunite crystal attached near the base. The crystal on right has transparent facet grade zones and is 7mm wide.


AR11 - Apatite $ 850
Pulsifer Quarry, Maine, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.8 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Apatite from Pulsifer Quarry, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/AR11a.jpg] Apatite from Pulsifer Quarry, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/AR11b.jpg]

Classic and rare purple Apatite crystal on matrix. The crystal is 1 cm in largest dimension, undamaged.


AR14 - Wulfenite $ 350 SOLD
Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR14a.jpg] Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR14b.jpg] Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR14c.jpg]

Exquisite, colorful specimen featuring 4 perfect 'windo pane' crystals of Wulfenite on Chrysocolla. Undamaged with other small Wulfenite crystals present.


AR19 - Rose Quartz $ 450 SOLD
Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR19a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR19b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR19c.jpg] Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR19d.jpg] Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR19e.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of transparent Rose Quartz crystals, essentially a large 3cm single crystal with and attached flower-shaped cluster of smaller crystals on one side. Very aesthetic.


AR20 - Epidote $ 750
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20a.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20b.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20c.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20d.jpg]

Jewel-like specimen of transparent Epidote crystals. Double-terminated crystals with a central faden line. Lustrous crystals, undamaged and nearly a floater with just a small area of contact at the base. Comes with an old Alvaro Lucio label.


AR22 - Sphene $ 450
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.6 x 2 x 1.8 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22a.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22b.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22c.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22d.jpg]

A 2.5cm twinned Sphene (Titanite) crystal on matrix covered with Epidote and other smaller Sphene crystals. Crystals on both sides. Undamaged and mounted on a Lucite stand.


AR24 - Brazilianite $ 350
Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.9 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24a.jpg] Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24b.jpg] Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24d.jpg] Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24c.jpg]

Single crystals of classic yellow/green Brazilianite. Great luster and clarity. Contacted on the backside. Comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


AR25 - Smithsonite $ 150 SOLD
Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR25a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR25b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR25c.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR25d.jpg]

Classic Smithsonite with rich 'Kelley Blue' color. Shimmering, satiny luster.


AR27 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 250 SOLD
Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
miniature - 4.0 x 3.4 x 2.7 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Calcite on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR27a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR27b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR27c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR27d.jpg]

Light purple color Fluorite crystals are embedded in a matrix covered with white druze Calcite crystals. Multiple zones of color can seen in the Fluorite cystals ranging from internal light yellow to purple at the outermost edges. No damage to the two main Fluorite crystals.


AR28 - Fluorite $ 250 SOLD
Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR28a.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR28b.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR28c.jpg]

A cluster of light purple color-zoned Fluorite crystals in white matrix. The internal pale yellow color transitions to purple at the outermost edges. No damage to the main Fluorite crystals.


AR32 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 350 SOLD
Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
small cabinet - 7.3 x 7.2 x 5.0 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Fluorite with Calcite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR32a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR32b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR32c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR32d.jpg]

A beautiful combination of large amber color Fluorite crystals with a few lighter purple color-zoned crystals and translucent white Calcite crystals. The specimen is in superb condition with a cleavage on one corner, otherwise no damage to any of the main crystals. An American Classic specimen.

(click on a page number to go to that page:)

1 2 3

 page 1 / 3  -  42 specimens selected  -  next  -  top  -  Home 

©2010-2018 Marin Mineral