Mixed Minerals from Tucson 2015


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TU200 - Woodhousite on Quartz $ 120 SOLD
Champion Mine, Mono Co., Califonia
thumbnail - 3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Woodhousite on Quartz from Champion Mine, Mono Co., Califonia [db_pics/pics/tu200a.jpg] Woodhousite on Quartz from Champion Mine, Mono Co., Califonia [db_pics/pics/tu200b.jpg] Woodhousite on Quartz from Champion Mine, Mono Co., Califonia [db_pics/pics/tu200c.jpg]

Woodhousite crystals to 7mm on a tabular Quartz crystal rising from a mass of smaller Woodhousite crystals. The Quartz is crystalized on front and back and is slightly twisted. The Woodhouseite on the Quartz are good sized crystals.


TU202 - Spinel $ 750 SOLD
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 1.0 cm


Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/tu202a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/tu202b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/tu202c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/tu202d.jpg]

Facet quality single octahedral crystal from very old stock dating to the 1950s and just released for sale. Top half of crystal has large smooth faces while bottom half has shorter, stepped faces. Weighs 8 carats. Hard to find crystals like this that were not cut as gems. Though it doesn't come to a perfect point, the tip is undamaged - there are tiny crystal faces visible under a loupe.


TU203 - Rhodochrosite $ 1200 SOLD
Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm


Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado [db_pics/pics/tu203a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado [db_pics/pics/tu203b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado [db_pics/pics/tu203c.jpg]

Bright Rhodochrosite crystals to 2cm wide with minor amounts of attached quartz and pyrite.


TU204 - Grossular on Diopside $ 180 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Grossular on Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/tu204a.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/tu204b.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/tu204c.jpg]

Uncommon white/transparent Grossular crystal on Diopside. The Grossular is 9mm and complete and has Diopside inclusions.


TU206 - Apophyllite on Stilbite SOLD
Poona, India
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 5 cm


Apophyllite on Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/tu206a.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/tu206b.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/tu206c.jpg]

Stunning pair of large Apophyllite crystals on Stilbite. The crystals are an icy deep green color and reach 5.5cm long and 3cm thick.


TU207 - Azurite $ 130 SOLD
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Arizona
miniature - 4.3 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm


Azurite from Morenci Mine, Morenci, Arizona [db_pics/pics/tu207a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Morenci, Arizona [db_pics/pics/tu207b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Morenci, Arizona [db_pics/pics/tu207c.jpg]

Large blocky Azurite crystals to 2cm on matrix. Teh crystals have deep blue color and great luster.


TU208 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 400
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208c.jpg]

Complete single crystal with great form and smooth surface luster. Undamaged.


TU209 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 200
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu209a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu209b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu209c.jpg]

Complete single crystal with great form and smooth surface luster. Undamaged.


TU210 - Bastnasite-(Ce) $ 1100 SOLD
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 2 cm


Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu210a.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu210b.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu210c.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu210d.jpg]

Complete translucent yellow/brown crystal. Undamaged and displays well on both sides.


TU211 - Scheelite $ 290 SOLD
Tae Wha, Korea
miniature - 3.7 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


Scheelite from Tae Wha, Korea [db_pics/pics/tu211a.jpg] Scheelite from Tae Wha, Korea [db_pics/pics/tu211b.jpg] Scheelite from Tae Wha, Korea [db_pics/pics/tu211c.jpg]

Purple Scheelite crystal, undamaged though back two faces have contacting.


TU212 - Andradite var. Melanite $ 350 SOLD
Djouga Diggings, Bendoukou, Kayes, Mali
miniature - 5 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm


Andradite var. Melanite from Djouga Diggings, Bendoukou, Kayes, Mali [db_pics/pics/tu212a.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from Djouga Diggings, Bendoukou, Kayes, Mali [db_pics/pics/tu212b.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from Djouga Diggings, Bendoukou, Kayes, Mali [db_pics/pics/tu212c.jpg]

Well separated black garnet crystals on matrix, largest 2.2cm across. Most commonly found as crystal aggregates, aesthetic examples such as this with isolated crystals are uncommon.


TU213 - Elbaite $ 180
Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Elbaite from Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu213a.jpg] Elbaite from Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu213b.jpg] Elbaite from Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu213c.jpg]

Color zoned green Elbaite crystal. Complete and undamaged.


TU214 - Tourmaline on Quartz $ 280 SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California
miniature - 3.3 x 2.2 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California [db_pics/pics/tu214a.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California [db_pics/pics/tu214b.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California [db_pics/pics/tu214c.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California [db_pics/pics/tu214d.jpg]

Floater Quartz crystal with an attached double terminated pink Elbaite. Looks like a Valentines heart shot through with an 'arrow' of Tourmaline. Complete and undamaged.



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