Specimens from the Art Reno Collection


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AR53 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR53a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR53b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR53c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR53d.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows a small group of stacked barrel-shaped crystals with greenish-yellow color and high lustre.


AR54 - Tourmaline var. Indicolite $ 150 SOLD
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 1.8 cm


Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR54a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR54b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR54c.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR54d.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR54e.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR54f.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR54g.jpg]

A fan-shaped group of dark blue color Indicolite crystals (variety of Tourmaline) with two small clear Quartz crystals. A couple of the Indicolite crystals broke off naturally in the pocket during formation (as evidenced by the Quartz crystal grown atop one of these breaks). Great color.


AR55 - Wulfenite $ 260
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55a.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55b.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55c.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55d.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55e.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55f.jpg]

About a dozen sharply terminated cream-colored tabular Wulfenite crystals are stacked on a bit of host matrix. An older Tsumeb example with a Frazier's Minerals label from decades ago. Slight chipping on some of the crystal edges does not detract from the beautiful display presentation of the crystals.


AR56 - Diamond in Kimberlite $ 1800 SOLD
Mir Pipe, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Diamond in Kimberlite from Mir Pipe, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/AR56a.jpg] Diamond in Kimberlite from Mir Pipe, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/AR56b.jpg] Diamond in Kimberlite from Mir Pipe, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/AR56c.jpg] Diamond in Kimberlite from Mir Pipe, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/AR56e.jpg]

A 4mm transparent white Diamond crystal in a typical rounded Kimberlite matrix. These matrix pieces are very rare now (there never were many of the matrix pieces available). Comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


AR57 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 1.8 cm


Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57c.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57d.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57e.jpg]

Dioptase crystals to 11mm on white Calcite crystals. Slight damage to the upper left crystal, otherwise undamaged specimen. Showy specimen with sharp terminated crystals which highlight the color contrast between the Dioptase and Calcite.


AR58 - Montmorillonite in Quartz $ 280
White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California
small cabinet - 6.0 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm


Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California [db_pics/pics/AR58a.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California [db_pics/pics/AR58b.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California [db_pics/pics/AR58c.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California [db_pics/pics/AR58d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz crystal colored by inclusions of Montmorillonite (a type of clay). These unusual crystals are a byproduct of Tourmaline mining and were only found occasionally in some of the San Diego mines. Very sharply terminated, hollow in two areas, and highly lustrous crystal faces. This is a great example.


AR60 - Baryte on Fluorite $ 300 SOLD
Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm


Baryte on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR60a.jpg] Baryte on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR60b.jpg] Baryte on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR60c.jpg] Baryte on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR60d.jpg]

A beautiful combination of white Baryte crystal rosettes evenly distributed on dark purple cube-shaped Fluorite crystals over yellow Fluorite. The specimen is in superb condition with no damage to any of the main crystals of either species. An American classic specimen.


AR61 - Cassiterite $ 280 SOLD
Ximeng, Yunnan Province, China
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm


Cassiterite from Ximeng, Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/AR61a.jpg] Cassiterite from Ximeng, Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/AR61b.jpg] Cassiterite from Ximeng, Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/AR61c.jpg] Cassiterite from Ximeng, Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/AR61d.jpg] Cassiterite from Ximeng, Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/AR61e.jpg]

A gemmy, complex Cassiterite crystal with glassy faces and overall smoky black color. A small bit of white matrix remains on the bottom, otherwise a floater. Excellent Chinese specimen, slight edge chipping otherwise undamaged. Good transparency. Ex. Debbie Meng's Minerals.


AR62 - Azurite with Malachite pseudo after Azurite $ 270
Sir Dominic Mine, Flinders Range, South Australia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 5.1 x 3.7 cm


Azurite with Malachite pseudo after Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Flinders Range, South Australia [db_pics/pics/AR62a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite pseudo after Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Flinders Range, South Australia [db_pics/pics/AR62b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite pseudo after Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Flinders Range, South Australia [db_pics/pics/AR62c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite pseudo after Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Flinders Range, South Australia [db_pics/pics/AR62d.jpg]

Blue Azurite crystals in the center of a crystal rosette with green Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite in the outer portion of a cluster. Floater specimen of fan-shaped crystals of good quality. Excellent all around with no damage.


AR63 - Elbaite Tourmaline $ 200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm


Elbaite Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR63a.jpg] Elbaite Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR63b.jpg] Elbaite Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR63c.jpg] Elbaite Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR63d.jpg]

A multi-crystal group of green Elbaite Tourmaline crystals with minor Lepidolite on the side and a bit of white Albite matrix on the bottom. A couple of the small side crystals are incomplete, all the main crystals showing are perfectly terminated and undamaged. A very aesthetic specimen.


AR64 - Quartz with Fluorite and Chlorite $ 75 SOLD
Panasqueira, Portugal
small cabinet - 5.1 x 1.9 x 1.7 cm


Quartz with Fluorite and Chlorite from Panasqueira, Portugal [db_pics/pics/AR64a.jpg] Quartz with Fluorite and Chlorite from Panasqueira, Portugal [db_pics/pics/AR64b.jpg] Quartz with Fluorite and Chlorite from Panasqueira, Portugal [db_pics/pics/AR64c.jpg] Quartz with Fluorite and Chlorite from Panasqueira, Portugal [db_pics/pics/AR64d.jpg] Quartz with Fluorite and Chlorite from Panasqueira, Portugal [db_pics/pics/AR64e.jpg]

Terminated clear Quartz crystal with a light 'dusting' of small light green Chlorite balls and several light purple Fluorite crystals. The Fluorite crystal near the top is incomplete. Still an aesthetic combination of species from the locality. Ex. A. L. McGuinness Collection.


AR65 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 350 SOLD
Mupine Mine, Kolwezi Shaba, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.5 x 1.8 cm


Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Mupine Mine, Kolwezi Shaba, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR65a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Mupine Mine, Kolwezi Shaba, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR65b.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Mupine Mine, Kolwezi Shaba, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR65c.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Mupine Mine, Kolwezi Shaba, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR65d.jpg]

A flat plate of pink color scalenohedral Cobaltian Calcite crystals are host to a botryoidal mound of fibrous green Malachite crystals. Damage to a few of the Calcite crystals but without it you could add another zero to the price, at least. These are rare and those with the visual pop added by the Malachite are very rare.


AR66 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 400
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66c.jpg]

Rich pink color Cobaltian Calcite crystals to 15mm in size. Although there are a couple bruised crystals, this is a high quality Cobaltian Calcite with bright color and translucent to transparent crystals.


AR67 - Enargite $ 90 SOLD
Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana
miniature - 3.3 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm


Enargite from Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana [db_pics/pics/AR67a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana [db_pics/pics/AR67b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana [db_pics/pics/AR67c.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana [db_pics/pics/AR67d.jpg]

A miniature size specimen of Enargite with several well-terminated silver-black crystals from Butte, Montana, known as 'The Richest Hill on Earth'. These mines have not produced for decades.


AR68 - Fluorite $ 280 SOLD
Catron County, New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm


Fluorite from Catron County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR68a.jpg] Fluorite from Catron County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR68b.jpg] Fluorite from Catron County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR68c.jpg]

Deep purple, satin finish octahedral Fluorite crystals are seen intermixed with an earlier generation of green Fluorite crystals. These are New Mexico classics and the shown here is an exceptional example with no damage to the main crystals. Largest purple octahedral crystal is 2.1cm on edge.



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