Art Reno Collection - Part II


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AR26 - Tourmaline in Lepidolite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm


Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26a.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26b.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26c.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26d.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26e.jpg]

White Lepidolite partially wraps around a naturally etched, multi-colored Tourmaline crystal. The green colored end of the crystal shows part of the original flat termination and the other end shows etched 'spires' of pink and green coloration.


AR27 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 324) SOLD
Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
miniature - 4.0 x 3.4 x 2.7 cm


Calcite on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR27a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR27b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR27c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR27d.jpg]

Light purple color Fluorite crystals are embedded in a matrix covered with white druze Calcite crystals. Multiple zones of color can seen in the Fluorite cystals ranging from internal light yellow to purple at the outermost edges. No damage to the two main Fluorite crystals.


AR28 - Fluorite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 324) SOLD
Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm


Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR28a.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR28b.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR28c.jpg]

A cluster of light purple color-zoned Fluorite crystals in white matrix. The internal pale yellow color transitions to purple at the outermost edges. No damage to the main Fluorite crystals.


AR29 - Rutilated Quartz $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.0 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm


Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29a.jpg] Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29b.jpg] Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29c.jpg] Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29d.jpg]

A large terminated clear Quartz crystal has numerous golden color needle-like crystals of Rutile included within. Brazil is the most prolific source of this mineral combination referred to as 'Rutilated Quartz'. Only minor chipping here and there with contact on the bottom and to one side where it was attached to matrix.


AR30 - Quartz after Fluorite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
small cabinet - 8.7 x 5.7 x 2.8 cm


Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30a.jpg] Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30b.jpg] Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30c.jpg] Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30d.jpg] Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30e.jpg]

Specimens like these are often called 'pseudomorphs' of one mineral replacing another. In reality, this is an 'epimorph' of Quartz after Fluorite. The Quartz grew on the top of the Fluorite, then natural fluids etched away just the Fluorite leaving a perfect cast of the former crystals. A very clean, old collection example from Bohemia.


AR31 - Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Tsumeb, Nammibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.7 x 4.0 cm


Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31c.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31d.jpg]

Classic Tsumeb specimen of Dioptase on white Calcite. Super lustrous, transluscent dark green Dioptase crystals in small clusters and isolated crystals. Areas of lighter green color Duftite are in association. There is damage to a couple of the Dioptase crystals, but the vast majority are fine and undamaged.


AR32 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453) SOLD
Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
small cabinet - 7.3 x 7.2 x 5.0 cm


Fluorite with Calcite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR32a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR32b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR32c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR32d.jpg]

A beautiful combination of large amber color Fluorite crystals with a few lighter purple color-zoned crystals and translucent white Calcite crystals. The specimen is in superb condition with a cleavage on one corner, otherwise no damage to any of the main crystals. An American Classic specimen.


AR33 - Fluorite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5.1 x 5.0 cm


Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33a.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33b.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33c.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33d.jpg]

A cluster of dark purple color Fluorite crystals from this historic American mining locality. Very aesthetic specimen with no damage. Largest single crystal measures 4cm on edge.


AR34 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259) SOLD
Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
cabinet - 9.5 x 9.0 x 8.0 cm


Calcite on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR34a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR34b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR34c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR34e.jpg]

Flattened rhombic crystals of white Calcite cover the main faces of a large purple Fluorite crystal measuring 8cm on edge in very clean condition. Only minor chipping to some of the Calcite crystals.


AR35 - Smithsonite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363) SOLD
Kelly or Graphic Mine, Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico
miniature - 5.0 x 5.0 x 3.2 cm


Smithsonite from Kelly or Graphic Mine, Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR35a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly or Graphic Mine, Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR35b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly or Graphic Mine, Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR35c.jpg]

Shimmering gray botryoidal mounds of Smithsonite in typical brown, gossan-like matrix from the famous Magdalena District. Kelly Mine is most well known for producing high quality 'Kelly Blue' Smithsonite specimens, but the Graphic Mine in the same complex also produced stellar specimens in both colors. A beautiful specimen with no damage and an old collection number painted on bottom.


AR36 - Fluorite on Baryte $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453) SOLD
Berbes, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.6 cm


Fluorite on Baryte from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/AR36a.jpg] Fluorite on Baryte from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/AR36b.jpg] Fluorite on Baryte from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/AR36c.jpg] Fluorite on Baryte from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/AR36d.jpg]

Transparent light purple cubes of Fluorite on white Baryte crystal blades. A classic and desirable combination that is now hard to find. All of the Fluorite crystals have razon-sharp edges and are damage-free.


AR37 - Benitoite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 155)
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm


Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37a.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37b.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37c.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37d.jpg]

Benitoite crystals were occasionally found as 'floaters' that had weathered out of the host crossite amphibole rock matrix. This is an example of a single large crystal with blue-gray color and a rough surface caused by the amphibole inclusions. Even though it's not dark blue in color, it does have the same 'cornflower blue' fluorescent color when seen under shortwave UV lighting.


AR38 - Benitoite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 155) SOLD
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
miniature - 3.5 x 2.1 x 1.1 cm


Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR38a.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR38b.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR38c.jpg]

Benitoite crystals were occasionally found as 'floaters' that had weathered out of the host crossite amphibole rock matrix. This is an example of a single large crystal with blue-gray color and a rough surface caused by the amphibole inclusions. Even though it's not dark blue in color, it does have the same 'cornflower blue' fluorescent color when seen under shortwave UV lighting.


AR39 - Pyromorphite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 155)
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39c.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 mounds of crystals with both orange and yellow-green color and high lustre. Minor damage to a few of the crystals. Essentially solid Pyromorphite.


AR40 - Pyromorphite $ 160 (=~ AUS$ 207)
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR40a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR40b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR40c.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 crystals with orange and yellow color and high lustre. Crystallized all around.



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