Mixed Minerals from Tucson 2017


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T357 - Calcite with Huelandite, Stilbite $ 1800 SOLD
Jalgoan, India
cabinet - 12.5 x 8 x 7 cm


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Calcite with Huelandite, Stilbite from Jalgoan, India [db_pics/pics/t357a.jpg] Calcite with Huelandite, Stilbite from Jalgoan, India [db_pics/pics/t357b.jpg] Calcite with Huelandite, Stilbite from Jalgoan, India [db_pics/pics/t357c.jpg]

Gorgeous specimen with a pristine 5.5cm transparent Calcite crystal on matrix with pink Huelandite and Stilbite. Undamaged and highly aesthetic.


T358 - Euchroite $ 500
Lubjetova, Slovakia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Euchroite from Lubjetova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/t358a.jpg] Euchroite from Lubjetova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/t358b.jpg] Euchroite from Lubjetova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/t358c.jpg]

Deep green Euchroite crystals in various places on a stained Quartz matrix. Main area is 3.5cm wide with some distinct crystals to 5mm in size. From the type locality for this rare copper arsenate.


T359 - Calcite, Barite on Fluorite $ 1200 SOLD
Rosiclare Level, Minerva Mine #1, Cave-in-Rock District, Illinois, USA
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 9 cm


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Calcite, Barite on Fluorite from Rosiclare Level, Minerva Mine #1, Cave-in-Rock District, Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t359a.jpg] Calcite, Barite on Fluorite from Rosiclare Level, Minerva Mine #1, Cave-in-Rock District, Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t359b.jpg] Calcite, Barite on Fluorite from Rosiclare Level, Minerva Mine #1, Cave-in-Rock District, Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t359c.jpg]

Deep translucent purple Fluorite over an equally well saturated yellow Fluorite with attached Calcite and Barite. Ex. Ross Lillie collection. The old label indicates it was found during pillar robbing at 'Joe's Drift' in January 1995. Big and colorful.


T360 - Amethyst on Quartz $ 125 SOLD
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3 cm


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Amethyst on Quartz from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/t360a.jpg] Amethyst on Quartz from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/t360b.jpg]

The very best Jackson's Crossroads specimens are characterized by clusters of deep purple Amethyst on transparent Quartz crystals. While this would be considered a 'starter' specimen, it has the same characteristics as the best, with a perfectly centered cluster of larger Amethyst on a bed of transparent Quartz.


T361 - Malachite after Azurite $ 220
Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t361a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t361b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t361c.jpg]

Well formed replacement of Malachite after Azurite. Bisbee classic from the mine the produced the best of these.


T364 - Galena on Fluorite $ 950 SOLD
Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 11 x 8.0 x 5 cm


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Galena on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t364a.jpg] Galena on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t364b.jpg] Galena on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t364c.jpg] Galena on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t364d.jpg]

Translucent, phantomed blue Fluorite with attached Galena. Both the Fluorite and the Galena are etched.


T366 - Apatite on Quartz $ 350
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.5 x 2 cm


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Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366c.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366d.jpg]

Large, flat tabular Quartz crystal that is smooth and glassy on one side, with purple Apatite crystals coating the other side.


T367 - Tourmaline $ 450 SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t367a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t367b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t367c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t367d.jpg]

Three double-terminated Tourmaline crystals with Albite. Each is green on one end and yellow on the other, with one crystal crossing across the top of the other two. Undamaged.


T368 - Heliodor $ 350
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.3 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Heliodor from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t368a.jpg] Heliodor from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t368b.jpg]

Gem quality Heliodor crystal, terminated and undamaged except for one tiny chip on one side of the termination, which is hard to notice among the irregular etched surfaces. Lightly etched with lateral etch marks on some edges.


T371 - Copper $ 950 SOLD
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


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Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t371a.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t371b.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t371c.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t371d.jpg]

Well crystallized, arborescent Copper with minor amounts of green Epidote for color contrast. Good sized undamaged specimen. This style is uncommon for Michigan.

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