Mixed Minerals


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B915 - Shattuckite $ 240
Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2 cm


Shattuckite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b915a.jpg] Shattuckite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b915b.jpg]

Cluster of Shattuckite hemispheres from a one time find in 2014. Undamaged.


B916 - Dioptase $ 2500
Malpaso Quarry, Dumesnil, Córdoba, Argentina
cabinet - 14 x 9 x 5 cm


Dioptase from Malpaso Quarry, Dumesnil, Córdoba, Argentina [db_pics/pics/b916a.jpg] Dioptase from Malpaso Quarry, Dumesnil, Córdoba, Argentina [db_pics/pics/b916b.jpg] Dioptase from Malpaso Quarry, Dumesnil, Córdoba, Argentina [db_pics/pics/b916c.jpg]

Dioptase crystals to 5mm on matrix. Good sized specimen with good coverage, loaded with bright undamaged crystals. One of the best specimens from this occurrence I've seen.


B917 - Quartz $ 300
Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 3 x 3 cm


Quartz from Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/b917a.jpg] Quartz from Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/b917b.jpg] Quartz from Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/b917c.jpg]

Transparent scepter complete and undamaged all around. Smokey colored stalk with an amethyst and smokey scepter head. What makes this a little different than most is that the vast majority have a dark brown, less transparent stalk with a more transparent, lighter colored scepter head. Both the stalk and scepter head on this one have the same degree of transparency.


B918 - Emerald $ 1500
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Emerald from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b918a.jpg] Emerald from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b918b.jpg] Emerald from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b918c.jpg] Emerald from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b918d.jpg]

Single transparent light green Emerald crystal from Brazil. Complete all around though with contacting on part of one back face. Comes with an old Raymond Schortman label and associated collection number glued to the bottom. Unusual!


B919 - Elbaite $ 250
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Elbaite from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b919a.jpg] Elbaite from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b919b.jpg] Elbaite from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b919c.jpg]

Single gemmy Tourmaline crystal, complete and undamaged, with a bright pink termination and a purple body color. Weighs 5.3 grams.


B920 - Liddicoatite $ 350 SOLD
Antsirabé, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Liddicoatite from Antsirabé, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b920a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Antsirabé, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b920b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Antsirabé, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b920c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Antsirabé, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b920d.jpg]

Superb single Liddicoatite with fabulous color zoning up and down the crystal. There is a natural narrow groove in the termination which causes the termination to be stepped. Complete all around.


B922 - Chrome Vesuvianite $ 380
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b922a.jpg] Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b922b.jpg] Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b922c.jpg]

Bright emerald green chromium rich Vesuvianite crystal. Hard to find, undamaged crystal with great color.


B923 - Cobaltian Dolomite $ 350
Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 7.3 x 5 x 3 cm


Cobaltian Dolomite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b923a.jpg] Cobaltian Dolomite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b923b.jpg]

Reddish purple crystals of Cobaltian Dolomite covering most of the front face of specimen. Incredible color and no damage.


B924 - Mimetite $ 400
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 2 cm


Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924c.jpg]

High quality, glassy crystals with a rich golden color.


B925 - Red Beryl $ 600 SOLD
Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/b925a.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/b925b.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/b925c.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/b925d.jpg]

White Rhyolite hosting 4 crystals of Red Beryl. Main crystal is 1.2cm tall.


B926 - Emerald $ 450
Panjshir, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Emerald from Panjshir, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b926a.jpg] Emerald from Panjshir, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b926b.jpg] Emerald from Panjshir, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b926c.jpg]

Gem quality 1.1cm Emerald on matrix. Terminated and undamaged.


B927 - Andradite $ 200 SOLD
Breitenbrunn, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
miniature - 3.4 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


Andradite from Breitenbrunn, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b927a.jpg] Andradite from Breitenbrunn, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b927b.jpg] Andradite from Breitenbrunn, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b927c.jpg]

Stacked, mound-shaped cluster of black Andradite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged.


B928 - Chamosite psuedo. Almandine $ 260
Michigamme Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Chamosite psuedo. Almandine from Michigamme Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b928a.jpg] Chamosite psuedo. Almandine from Michigamme Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b928b.jpg] Chamosite psuedo. Almandine from Michigamme Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b928c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of crystals of Almandine replaced by Chamosite (the iron analogue of Clinochlore in the Chlorite group of minerals) from the upper peninsula of Michigan. Good sized with crystals to 3.5 cm (most found were less than 3cm). The old label indicates it was in the Frank Hess collection and identified it as 'Aphrosiderite', however Aphrosiderite is an obsolete name and Chamosite is the correct species name. I only have the Hess label, but this specimen is also shown on the Arkenstone website and indicates it was from the historical garnet collection of SMITH COLLEGE, Northampton, Massachusetts and ex. Dr. Gary Hansen Collection.



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