Specimens from the Art Reno Collection


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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.


AR70 - Topaz $ 800
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70a.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70b.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70c.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70d.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ar70e.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ar70f.jpg]

Large glassy blue Topaz crystal complete all around with etched faces and water-clear transparency. The crystal detached in the pocket and is naturally etched all around. Weighs approximately 79 grams.


AR71 - Calcite with Duftite $ 500 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8.6 x 6.2 x 3.2 cm


Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR71a.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR71b.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR71c.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR71d.jpg]

A plate of thin, dark color matrix hosts a cluster of clear, sharply terminated rhombohedral Calcite crystals and a small amount of green Duftite. An older Tsumeb classic with no damage to the Calcite crystals. Ex. Collection of Tom and Gale Parker. Excellent Tsumeb Calcite specimen.


AR72 - Boleite $ 300
Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm


Boleite from Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR72a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR72b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR72c.jpg]

Most of the Boleite specimens from Amelia Mine were detached from the soft clay-like matrix. This specimen a rare example of one that still has Boleite crystals intact and in stable condition on the original matrix. There are at least a dozen blue Boleite crystals with the larger ones measuring about 4mm wide.


AR73 - Turquoise $ 200 SOLD
Lavender Pit, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm


Turquoise from Lavender Pit, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR73a.jpg] Turquoise from Lavender Pit, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR73b.jpg] Turquoise from Lavender Pit, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR73c.jpg]

Turquoise in matrix from historic Bisbee, Arizona. The Turquoise was located in the conglomerate rock atop the main Copper ore deposits that was removed as overburden. Most the Bisbee Turquoise was therefore recovered in the mine dumps in the 1950s and 1960s and are now uncommon. The specimen comes mounted in an old 2 inch x 2 inch plastic box with label. It has one sawn flat surface to show the sky-blue Turquoise.


AR74 - Turquoise $ 40 SOLD
Lavender Pit, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


Turquoise from Lavender Pit, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR74a.jpg] Turquoise from Lavender Pit, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR74b.jpg] Turquoise from Lavender Pit, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR74c.jpg]

Turquoise in matrix from historic Bisbee, Arizona. The Turquoise was located in the conglomerate rock atop the main Copper ore deposits that was removed as overburden. Most the Bisbee Turquoise was therefore recovered in the mine dumps in the 1950s and 1960s and are now uncommon. The specimen comes mounted in an old 2 inch x 2 inch plastic box with label. It appears to have been stabilized.



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