Mixed Minerals from Tucson 2019



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C674 - Cinnabar in Quartz SOLD
Tongren, Guizhou, China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Cinnabar in Quartz from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/c674a.jpg] Cinnabar in Quartz from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/c674b.jpg] Cinnabar in Quartz from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/c674c.jpg] Cinnabar in Quartz from Tongren, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/c674d.jpg]

White Dolomite crystals on matrix with Cinnabar crystals and a 4.5cm double-terminated Quartz crystal. There are Cinnabar crystals included within the Quartz crystal in 2 areas. There is damage here and there, but it's just so uncommon to find Cinnabar included within Quartz.


C676 - Malachite on Cuprite on Chrysocolla $ 450 (=~ ¥ 66769) SOLD
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 5 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm


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Malachite on Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c676a.jpg] Malachite on Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c676b.jpg] Malachite on Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c676c.jpg]

Cuprite crystals associated with Chrysocolla and Malachite crystals. There is some natural pitting in areas but the crystals are undamaged. These came out years ago and are now uncommon. Large individual crystals to 2.7cm.


C678 - Spessartine $ 240 (=~ ¥ 35610) SOLD
Oyo State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Spessartine from Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/c678a.jpg] Spessartine from Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/c678b.jpg] Spessartine from Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/c678c.jpg]

Undamaged, intergrown pair of gem Spessartine crystals. This find was short lived (now done, no longer producing) and didn't produce a huge quantity of crystals, but the quality is the highest of any Spessartine I've ever seen. The color and clarity are superb. I wish I could get more.


C679 - Natanite with Rhodochrosite $ 125 (=~ ¥ 18547) SOLD
Level 10, El Potosi Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Natanite with Rhodochrosite from Level 10, El Potosi Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c679a.jpg] Natanite with Rhodochrosite from Level 10, El Potosi Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c679b.jpg] Natanite with Rhodochrosite from Level 10, El Potosi Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c679c.jpg]

Small orange Natanite crystals associated with pink Rhodochrosite. Natanite is a dimorph of Jeanbandyite.


C680 - Chrysoberyl $ 275 (=~ ¥ 40803) SOLD
Colatina, Espirito Santo, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Chrysoberyl from Colatina, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c680a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Colatina, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c680b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Colatina, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c680c.jpg]

Undamaged, twinned Chrysoberyl crystal. The sixling twinning can be seen when looking down the C-axis. Good color and translucency.


C681 - Topaz $ 190 (=~ ¥ 28191) SOLD
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.7 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c681a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c681b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c681c.jpg]

Undamaged single gem 'Imperial' Topaz crystal. There are vertical surface striations but the inside is pure transparent gem.


C682 - Topaz $ 180 (=~ ¥ 26708) SOLD
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.5 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c682a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c682b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c682c.jpg]

Undamaged single gem 'Imperial' Topaz crystal. There are vertical surface striations but the inside is pure transparent gem.


C683 - Thaumasite $ 1500 (=~ ¥ 222563)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.4 x 3 x 1.3 cm


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Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c683a.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c683b.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c683c.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c683d.jpg]

Thaumasite is a rare mineral in the Ettringite group, the best were found at the N'Chwanning. This is a rare matrix specimen - you used to be able to find small single crystals but now even those are hard to find. Matrix specimens were always uncommon, and I have only ever had one before, a similar piece to this one that I paid a similar price to Katherine Woest about 15 years ago. Crystals are a transparent yellow and reach 5mm in diameter. White tufts of Xonotlite are dispersed between the Thaumasite crystals.


C684 - Andradite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 51931) SOLD
Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c684a.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c684b.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c684c.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c684d.jpg]

Yellow Andradite garnet crystals from recent finds in Veracruz. This specimen features a well centered, large central crystal of 1.8cm, which is good sized for the find. Attractive and unusual colored garnet.


C685 - Andradite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 51931) SOLD
Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.2 x 5 x 4 cm


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Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c685a.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c685b.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c685c.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c685d.jpg]

Yellow Andradite garnet crystals from recent finds in Veracruz. This specimen features numerous gemmy yellow crystals to 0.8cm. Attractive and unusual colored garnet.


C687 - Smithsonite $ 650 (=~ ¥ 96444) SOLD
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Smithsonite from Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c687a.jpg] Smithsonite from Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c687b.jpg] Smithsonite from Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c687c.jpg]

Open vug lined with satiny orange/tan Smithsonite crystals. Thick layer of translucent Smithsonite. Comes with a Wendel Minerals label that indicates it was formerly part of the Mayer collection.

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