Mixed Minerals from Tucson 2014


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TU179 - Variscite with Crandallite $ 400 SOLD
Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 0.5 cm


Variscite with Crandallite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah [db_pics/pics/tu179a.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah [db_pics/pics/tu179b.jpg]

Variscite in hues of dark green surrounded by lighter green all surrounded by yellow Crandallite. Slab is polished on one side.


TU165 - Rosalite $ 1200 SOLD
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


Rosalite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu165a.jpg] Rosalite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu165b.jpg] Rosalite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu165c.jpg] Rosalite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu165d.jpg] Rosalite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu165e.jpg]

Dolomite matrix with 5 large, distinct Roselite crystals to 1cm. The crystals are fabulous being both lustrous and translucent. Exceptional for the large crystal size and the isolation of the crystals.


TU166 - Dioptase on Duftite $ 500 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Dioptase on Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/tu166a.jpg] Dioptase on Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/tu166b.jpg] Dioptase on Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/tu166c.jpg] Dioptase on Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/tu166d.jpg]

Good coverage of sparkling deep green Dioptase crystals over lighter green Duftite. There are some small stalactite growths in the center sprinkled with tiny Diopstase. Undamaged.


TU167 - Cuprite $ 290 SOLD
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu167a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu167b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu167c.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal with good size. Complete all around, contacted at the base.


TU168 - Elbaite $ 470
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm


Elbaite from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tu168a.jpg] Elbaite from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tu168b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single crystal with a blue/purple body color and a cranberry termination.


TU169 - Mimetite on Calcite $ 750 SOLD
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Mimetite on Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu169a.jpg] Mimetite on Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu169b.jpg]

Visually striking specimen with lemon yellow spheres of Mimetite on Calcite. This is an older specimen from the 1980s or so. The yellow color is uncommon as compared to the usual orangey coloration.


TU170 - Kunzite SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
cabinet - 10.5 x 5.1 x 3.7 cm


Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/tu170a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/tu170b.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/tu170c.jpg]

Thick, gem quality single crystal with bright yellow color. The crystal is double terminated with etched terminations, undamaged and complete all around, a floater. A stout, thick crystal as compared to the more typical flat, thin Kunzites and it appears to be internally flawless. The backside is relatively flat and at first glance appears to be cleaved, but under a loupe you can see that it is naturally etched. Superb Kunzite!


TU171 - Turquoise $ 130 SOLD
Karkaralinsk, Karagandy Prov., Kazakhstan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Turquoise from Karkaralinsk, Karagandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/tu171a.jpg]

Three colors of Turquoise - a medium blue center with a thin light blue zone around it followed by a dark inky blue, all in a dark brown matrix. This is not something I typically buy but this was so beautiful I could not pass it up.


TU172 - Turquoise $ 95 SOLD
Karkaralinsk, Karagandy Prov., Kazakhstan
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Turquoise from Karkaralinsk, Karagandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/tu172a.jpg]

Three colors of Turquoise - a medium blue center with a thin light blue zone around it followed by a dark inky blue, all in a dark brown matrix. This is not something I typically buy but this was so beautiful I could not pass it up.


TU173 - Turquoise $ 95 SOLD
Karkaralinsk, Karagandy Prov., Kazakhstan
miniature - 4 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Turquoise from Karkaralinsk, Karagandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/tu173a.jpg]

Three colors of Turquoise - a medium blue center with a thin light blue zone around it followed by a dark inky blue, all in a dark brown matrix. This is not something I typically buy but this was so beautiful I could not pass it up.


TU174 - Fluorite $ 80 SOLD
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/tu174a.jpg] Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/tu174b.jpg] Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/tu174c.jpg]

Translucent yellow Fluorite with purple color zones.


TU177 - Marshallsussmanite $ 12000 SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Marshallsussmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/tu177a.jpg] Marshallsussmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/tu177b.jpg]

Solid mass of crystalline Marshallsussmanite with an open vug of bright salmon colored crystals, including a freestanding 1.6cm crystal, which is uncommon. There are only about 30 specimens of this newly described mineral in existence, and according to John Veevaert, this is the 9th best specimen.



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