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.


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


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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.


AR2 - Manganoan Adamite $ 750
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


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Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2a.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2b.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2c.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2d.jpg]

Large, chisel-shaped Adamite crystals on a black matrix. These are the rare and hard to find purple tipped Adamites with a white body color grading up to purple terminations. Individual crystals are up to 2cm tall. Undamaged and glassy with areas of transparency.


AR3 - Scheelite $ 180
Darwin, Inyo Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Scheelite from Darwin, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR3a.jpg] Scheelite from Darwin, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR3b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of Scheelite from the well known Darwin lead-silver-zinc district. Sharply formed and in perfect condition. Fluorescent.


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


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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


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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.


AR8 - Silver $ 900
Kongsberg, Norway
thumbnail - 2 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm


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Silver from Kongsberg, Norway [db_pics/pics/AR8a.jpg] Silver from Kongsberg, Norway [db_pics/pics/AR8b.jpg]

Elegant, curving wire Silver from Kongsberg. The wire gets about 7mm wide in the center, 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


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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


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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


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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.


AR12 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz $ 350
Silverton, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12c.jpg]

Clusters of pink Rhodochrosite crystals atop Quartz crystals, undamaged.


AR13 - Millerite $ 350
Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13a.jpg] Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13b.jpg] Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13c.jpg]

Partial geode filled with golden hair-like Millerite, undamaged. Classic USA material from a now closed locality.


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


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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.


AR17 - Rose Quartz on Quartz $ 750
Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR17a.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR17b.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR17c.jpg]

A 6cm covering of Rose Quartz crystals atop white Quartz. Bright and lustrous with individual Rose Quartz crystals to 1.7 cm. Undamaged.


AR18 - Quartz var. Agate $ 250
Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 0.6 cm


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Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR18a.jpg] Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR18b.jpg] Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR18c.jpg] Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR18d.jpg]

Polished slice of classic Mexican banded agate, known as Laguna Agate, with shades of pink, red, lavender, and white.


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


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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.

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