Art Reno Collection - Part II


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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.


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.



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