Tucson 2017 - Mixed Minerals


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T372 - Rutile in Quartz $ 200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t372a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t372b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t372c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz crystal with included Rutile. I liked this one because of the reddish colored Rutile and the fact the Rutile is vertically oriented within the Quartz.


T373 - Diaspore $ 400 SOLD
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t373a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t373b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t373c.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t373d.jpg]

Large V-twin crystal of Diaspore. It is unterminated, as most of these are, and is translucent with transparent zones.This is rare material from old stocks in Turkey, no more is being found as the deposit has been exhausted. Large Diaspore crystals are rare and the V-twins even rarer - only 10% or less of the find were these V-twins.


T374 - Azurite $ 350
Bisbee, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374c.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374d.jpg]

Four sharp, well defined crystals of Azurite on a Limonite matrix. The crystals reach 1cm in size and are undamaged. Comes with an Arizon-Sonora Desert Museum label.


T375 - Cuprite $ 150 SOLD
Bisbee, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Cuprite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t375a.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t375b.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t375c.jpg]

Sharp, well defined crystals of Cuprite. The crystals reach 6mm in size and are undamaged. Comes with an Arizon-Sonora Desert Museum label.


T376 - Apatite $ 220
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t376a.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t376b.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t376c.jpg]

Bright purple 1.2cm Apatite crystal on Quartz with Muscovite and Schorl.


T377 - Variscite $ 950 SOLD
Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 3 cm


Variscite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah [db_pics/pics/t377a.jpg] Variscite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah [db_pics/pics/t377b.jpg] Variscite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah [db_pics/pics/t377c.jpg]

Polished nodule of Variscite with 2 separate sections of Variscite divided by yellow Crandallite.


T378 - Apatite with Fluorite $ 450
Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal
miniature - 4.9 x 3 x 3 cm


Apatite with Fluorite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t378a.jpg] Apatite with Fluorite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t378b.jpg] Apatite with Fluorite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t378c.jpg]

Glassy green Apatite crystals. The addition of purple Fluorite makes this a really colorful piece. Slight chipping on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


T379 - Kammererite $ 650 SOLD
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t379a.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t379b.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t379c.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t379d.jpg]

Choice large crystals of Kammererite on a bed of smaller crystals. Good Kammererites are getting very hard to find.


T380 - Wulfenite $ 150
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.8 x 1 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t380a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t380b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t380c.jpg]

Classic 'window-pane' Wulfenite crystal from recent finds at Los Lamentos. Front and back sides shown.


T382 - Andradite $ 90 SOLD
Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm


Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t382a.jpg] Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t382b.jpg]

Deep red Andradite garnet crystals to 2cm on a garnet matrix.


T384 - Apatite with Muscovite $ 450
Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 3.2 x 2 cm


Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t384a.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t384b.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t384c.jpg]

Showy cluster of glassy green Apatite crystals. Bright and lively crystals. Undamaged. The camera does not pick up the green well and the brightness is not well conveyed in photos, thus this is way better in person than the photos may indicate.


T385 - Smithsonite $ 900
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385d.jpg]

Open vug filled with large, double-terminated Smithsonite crystals. The Smithsonite are a light pinkish orange in color and reach 1.9cm in size.


T386 - Dolomite after Aragonite $ 150
Roswell, New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


Dolomite after Aragonite from Roswell, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t386a.jpg] Dolomite after Aragonite from Roswell, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t386b.jpg]

Crystals of Aragonite that have psuedomorphed into Dolomite. A floater specimen crystallized on all sides in a somewhat 'Star of David' formation. Front and back sides shown.



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