Mixed Minerals from Tucson 2016


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B520 - Serandite $ 1200 SOLD
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm


Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b520a.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b520b.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b520c.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b520d.jpg]

Large crystal grouping of salmon pink/orange Serandite crystals. Stepped terminations and clean all around with smooth crystal faces on 3 sides and natural etching on the backside.


B521 - Wulfenite $ 250 SOLD
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
miniature - 4.3 x 3.0 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b521a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b521b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b521c.jpg]

Highly lustrous Wulfenite crystals to 1.4cm on matrix.


B522 - Hutchinsonite with Pyrite $ 350 SOLD
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b522a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b522b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b522c.jpg]

A new find of red Hutchinsonite crystals on matrix. Hutchinsonite is typically metallic black in color and these red crystals are unusual.  I understand there were only a handfull found and this is one of 3 pieces I saw.


B523 - Galkhaite $ 450 SOLD
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b523a.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b523b.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b523c.jpg]

Large cubes of Galkhaite to 4mm on edge on matrix. Galkhaite is a very rare cesium, thallium, mercury sulfide, and these are big crystals.


B524 - Topaz on Elbaite $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524a.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524b.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524c.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524d.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524e.jpg]

A 1.6cm transparent Topaz crystal with translucent to transparent golden Lepidolite crystals attached to an Elbaite crystal. The Elbaite has a blue/green color with a transparent termination. Undamaged.


B526 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 700 SOLD
De'An Mine, Wushan, Jiangxi Prov., China
cabinet - 12 x 7 x 5 cm


Fluorite on Quartz from De'An Mine, Wushan, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/b526a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from De'An Mine, Wushan, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/b526b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from De'An Mine, Wushan, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/b526c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from De'An Mine, Wushan, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/b526d.jpg]

Large translucent purple Fluorite octahedra to 4.7cm on edge. I typically don't buy De'An Fluorite specimens as they are usually etched out of Quartz resulting in a chalky, splintery Quartz matrix that nearly always gives me a quartz splinter in a finger when I hold one. This specimen is natural and unetched as evidenced by the nice, sparkly drusy Quartz surface of the matrix. The Fluorite is composed of 5 intergrown crystals with interesting multi-faceted sufaces and slightly curving edges. Undamaged and showy.


B527 - Chalcophyllite and Goudeyite $ 400
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Chalcophyllite and Goudeyite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b527a.jpg] Chalcophyllite and Goudeyite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b527b.jpg] Chalcophyllite and Goudeyite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b527c.jpg]

Bright green Chalcophyllite crystals in a vug with a big 8mm crystal displayed right across the top. Ex. Clay Williams collection.


B530 - Orpiment $ 300 SOLD
La Libertad, Quiruvilca, Peru
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Orpiment from La Libertad, Quiruvilca, Peru [db_pics/pics/b530a.jpg] Orpiment from La Libertad, Quiruvilca, Peru [db_pics/pics/b530b.jpg] Orpiment from La Libertad, Quiruvilca, Peru [db_pics/pics/b530c.jpg]

Bright golden Orpiment crystals with great transparency with 2 larger crystals rising above smaller crystals. Not your ordinary Orpiment. This was brought into the country by Dr. Jaroslav Hyrsl who said it was from a small pocket the size of a football that produced these very transparent crystals.


B532 - Rhodochrosite with Quartz $ 80 SOLD
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b532a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b532b.jpg]

Bladed pink Rhodocrosite crystals partially covered by glassy Quartz crystals.


B533 - Rhodonite with Galena $ 380 SOLD
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Rhodonite with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b533a.jpg] Rhodonite with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b533b.jpg] Rhodonite with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b533c.jpg]

Rhodonite crystals in Galena including a large 3 x 1.5cm terminated crystal.


B534 - Getchellite with Stibnite and Orpiment $ 350 SOLD
Cut 20, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


Getchellite with Stibnite and Orpiment from Cut 20, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b534a.jpg] Getchellite with Stibnite and Orpiment from Cut 20, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b534b.jpg]

Bright red Getchellite with Stibnite and Orpiment from a single approximately basketball sized pod that produced the world's best Getchellite specimens.



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