Mixed Minerals from Tucson 2018


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C304 - Ajoite in Quartz $ 300 SOLD
Messina Mine, South Africa
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Ajoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c304a.jpg] Ajoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c304b.jpg] Ajoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c304c.jpg] Ajoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c304d.jpg]

Cluster of double-terminated Quartz crystals with areas of Ajoite inclusions. Could be cleaned further. Undamaged and crystallized all around with no points of attachment (a floater).


C305 - Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz $ 150 SOLD
Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c305a.jpg] Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c305b.jpg] Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c305c.jpg]

New find of pink Calcite with attached clusters of Malachite all covered by a layer of sparkling Quartz crystals.


C306 - Pyromorphite $ 850
Sherman Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 3 cm


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Pyromorphite from Sherman Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c306a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Sherman Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c306b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Sherman Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c306c.jpg]

Green Pyromorphite crystals on matrix from the Sherman Mine, a lesser known locality located fairly close to the Bunker Hill Mine in Idaho. Excellent coverage of good crystals on both sides of a small ridge of matrix. Old label shows a price of $950.


C309 - Kunzite $ 1000
Namascotcha Mine, Mutala, Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 9 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm


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Kunzite from Namascotcha Mine, Mutala, Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/c309a.jpg] Kunzite from Namascotcha Mine, Mutala, Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/c309b.jpg] Kunzite from Namascotcha Mine, Mutala, Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/c309c.jpg]

Exquisite etched gem crystal of light yellow/pink Kunzite. Glassy luster with nice form and entirely gem facet grade inside. Come with old labels showing a price of $1350. Undamaged and very good crystal. This is one of the best Kunzites I have seen from this locality.


C310 - Stibnite $ 950 SOLD
Ichinokawa Mine, Ehime Pref. Shikoku Island, Japan
large cabinet - 17 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm


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Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Ehime Pref. Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c310a.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Ehime Pref. Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c310b.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Ehime Pref. Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c310c.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Ehime Pref. Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c310d.jpg]

Highly lustrous, curved single Stibnite crystal from the classic Japanese locality.


C311 - Quartz Gwindel $ 350 SOLD
Mt Blanc, Chamonix, France
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm


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Quartz Gwindel from Mt Blanc, Chamonix, France [db_pics/pics/c311a.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Mt Blanc, Chamonix, France [db_pics/pics/c311b.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Mt Blanc, Chamonix, France [db_pics/pics/c311c.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Mt Blanc, Chamonix, France [db_pics/pics/c311d.jpg]

Complete undamaged gwindel of transparent smokey Quartz.


C313 - Aquamarine $ 2000
Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.3 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm


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Aquamarine from Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c313a.jpg] Aquamarine from Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c313b.jpg] Aquamarine from Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c313c.jpg] Aquamarine from Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c313d.jpg] Aquamarine from Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/C313.mp4]

Gorgeous and gemmy blue, blue/green aquamarine crystal with Muscovite attached to two sides. Undamaged with great glassy luster and highly transparent in the upper half. The prism faces have geometric growth features on the sides where the muscovite is present. The previous label shows a price of $3,800 - I got this in a 'fire sale' from a collector and am passing the savings on. Aside from some veils, the upper half is like transparent blue glass. Unfortunately the camera focuses right through the crystal to the back faces where the muscovite is present, making it look much worse in the photos as compared to when you hold it in your hand. Nicely beveled termination edges with a random, etched depression in one of the bevel faces.


C314 - Silver $ 200
Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.6 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


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Silver from Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c314a.jpg] Silver from Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c314b.jpg] Silver from Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c314c.jpg]

Old Silver specimen with a dark patina over much of the surface, though with areas showing bright silver coloration. Weighs 17.6 grams.


C316 - Rhodochrosite $ 150 SOLD
Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 2 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/c316a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/c316b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/c316c.jpg]

Single Rhodochrosite crystal Kazakhstan. Complete and undamaged. Transparent in areas with other attached minerals.


C317 - Cobaltian Dolomite $ 650 SOLD
Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Cobaltian Dolomite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c317a.jpg] Cobaltian Dolomite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c317b.jpg] Cobaltian Dolomite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c317c.jpg] Cobaltian Dolomite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c317d.jpg] Cobaltian Dolomite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c317e.jpg]

Intensely colored pink Cobaltian Dolomite specimen. Translucent with top color. This is an old specimen from legendary mineral dealer Gilbert Gauthier.

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