Mixed Minerals from Tucson 2014



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NA493 - Quartz after Halite $ 125 SOLD
Clay County, Kansas, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


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Quartz after Halite from Clay County, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/na493a.jpg] Quartz after Halite from Clay County, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/na493b.jpg]

Complete single cube of this unusual psuedomorph. The specimen retains the hoppered growth form of the original Halite.


NA519 - Rhodochrosite $ 1200 SOLD
Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/na519a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/na519b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/na519c.jpg]

Deep pink Rhodochrosite crystals on Rhodochrosite matrix. The largest Rhodochrosite crystal is 1.9cm wide. Crystals are undamaged, and of particularly good color AND with good glassy luster. Ex. Ralph Merrill collection. Old label indicates this was purchased from Ed McDole in 1955 for $35. Fine quality and attractive.


PAK110 - Vayrynenite $ 650 SOLD
Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm


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Vayrynenite from Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak110a.jpg] Vayrynenite from Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak110b.jpg]

Well formed single crystal of the rare phosphate Vayrynenite. Many of these (when you can even find one) are highly etched. This is a sharp, unetched crystal with a good termination and good color and transluceny. There are unidentified smaller crystals along the front right side. Backside has chipping along back edge, otherwise crystal is complete and undamaged.


PAK111 - Vayrynenite SOLD
Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.4 x 0.15 cm


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Vayrynenite from Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak111a.jpg] Vayrynenite from Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak111b.jpg]

Well formed single crystal of the rare phosphate Vayrynenite. Many of these (when you can even find one) are highly etched. This is a sharp, unetched crystal with a good termination and good color and transluceny. There are a few unidentified smaller crystals sprinkled on various areas of the crystal. Crystal is complete and undamaged.


NA953 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250 SOLD
Lillyama Mine, Pilot HIll, El Dorado Co., California
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Lillyama Mine, Pilot HIll, El Dorado Co., California [db_pics/pics/na953a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Lillyama Mine, Pilot HIll, El Dorado Co., California [db_pics/pics/na953b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Lillyama Mine, Pilot HIll, El Dorado Co., California [db_pics/pics/na953c.jpg]

Vuggy Limonite matrix hosting bright blue crystallized Azurite and botryoidal Malachite. Ex. Bob Trimingham collection. Collected in 1951 by Bob Lawson.


NA954 - Serandite with Analcime $ 480 SOLD
Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 3.5 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


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Serandite with Analcime from Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na954a.jpg] Serandite with Analcime from Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na954b.jpg]

Single well terminated Serandite crystal, more elongated in form than most, with the classic association of white Analcime crystals.


NA955 - Vesuvianite $ 60 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm


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Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na955a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na955b.jpg]

Small but very brightly colored and lustrous group of Vesuvianite crystals.


PAK113 - Microlite $ 400 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 4 cm


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Microlite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak113a.jpg] Microlite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak113b.jpg] Microlite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak113c.jpg]

Translucent amber colored Microlite crystal on Feldspar. The Microlite is 9mm across and in perfect condition.


A305 - Calcite $ 300 SOLD
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a305a.jpg] Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a305b.jpg]

Translucent yelow/green Calcite crystal from a new find. An unusual neon color similar to Brazilianite color. Only two flats of this material was avilable at the show with one Chinese dealer, and 90% of them were only partial crystals, this one being one of the best complete crystals.


AF302 - Hemimorphite $ 200 SOLD
Mfouti, Brazzaville, Congo
small cabinet - 7.4 x 4 x 3.4 cm


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Hemimorphite from Mfouti, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/af302a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Mfouti, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/af302b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Mfouti, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/af302c.jpg]

Bubbly sky-blue masses of Hemimorphite on matrix. Superb bright blue color.


E519 - Manganite $ 2500
Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519c.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519d.jpg]

Cluster of large crystals of Manganite, with individual crystals to 2.5cm tall and 1.2cm across on the terminations. Ex. Ralph Merril and W.F. Davidson collections. The Merril label indicates it was purchased in 1954 for $350.


E549 - Apatite $ 950 SOLD
Panasquiera, Beira Baixa, Portugal
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera, Beira Baixa, Portugal [db_pics/pics/e549a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Beira Baixa, Portugal [db_pics/pics/e549b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Beira Baixa, Portugal [db_pics/pics/e549c.jpg]

Large single Apatite crystal with the coveted blue/purple coloration. The luster is outstanding, the best quality for Panasquiera.


NA956 - Azurite $ 1200 SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na956a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na956b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na956c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na956d.jpg]

Brilliant, electric blue Azurite crystals on a small amount of matrix with the addtion of contrasting green Malachite. This one has the excellent qualities of great color, luster, surficial relief (not a flat plate), and a mixture of crystal sizes with largest crystal 2.5cm. This is a really gorgeous specimen!!! From recent finds.


A407 - Chalcopyrite over Chalcocite $ 500 SOLD
Daye Mine, Hubie Prov., China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Chalcopyrite over Chalcocite from Daye Mine, Hubie Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a407a.jpg] Chalcopyrite over Chalcocite from Daye Mine, Hubie Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a407b.jpg] Chalcopyrite over Chalcocite from Daye Mine, Hubie Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a407c.jpg] Chalcopyrite over Chalcocite from Daye Mine, Hubie Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a407d.jpg]

Irridescent purple, blue, and green Chalcopyrite coating Chalcocite. While many of these look like clusters of rod-shaped formations, this specimen reminds me of a tree, with a thick 'trunk' 1.4cm wide that branches out as it goes up (reminds me of an elm tree). There are a few tips missing here and there but overall in good condition. A little larger than most available and much better in person.


PAK114 - Topaz $ 900 SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.3 x 6 x 5 cm


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Topaz from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak114a.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak114b.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak114c.jpg]

Highly aesthetic specimen of two Topaz crystals on Albite. The Topaz is gemmy and undamaged. Note that this is straight from the mine and the Albite could be cleaned to a lustrous white condition.

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