Tucson 2017 - Mixed Minerals



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T402 - Quartz $ 80 SOLD
Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam
small cabinet - 8.0 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Quartz from Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t402a.jpg] Quartz from Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t402b.jpg] Quartz from Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t402c.jpg]

New find of unusual, tapering Quartz crystal. The crystal has a red and yellow core and a transparent outer layer with ares of green. The red/yellow zone is filled with dense clusters of criss-crossing acicular crystals of an unidentified species. Partially etched on the backside with two small contacts from other crystals.


T403 - Copper $ 300 SOLD
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm


Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t403a.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t403b.jpg]

High quality branching crystal group of Copper. An excellent thumbnail that is interesting and good both front and back, top to bottom. Undamaged.


T404 - Vanadinite $ 150
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 4.4 x 3.2 x 3 cm


Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t404a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t404b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t404c.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t404d.jpg]

Bright and lustrous Vanadinite crystals to 1.5cm on matrix. Undamaged.


T405 - Wulfenite $ 190 SOLD
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.3 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t405a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t405b.jpg]

Thick single crystals of facet grade Wulfenite with excellent color. Main crystal is undamaged with just a little bit of chipping on a small back crystal.


T406 - Fluorite $ 350
Aouli, Midelt, Morocco
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm


Fluorite from Aouli, Midelt, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t406a.jpg] Fluorite from Aouli, Midelt, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t406b.jpg] Fluorite from Aouli, Midelt, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t406c.jpg]

Bright yellow cubes of Fluorite reaching 1.5cm on the diagonal. Little to no damage.


T407 - Calcite $ 90
Delphi Quarry, Carroll Co., Indiana, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 3 cm


Calcite from Delphi Quarry, Carroll Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/t407a.jpg] Calcite from Delphi Quarry, Carroll Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/t407b.jpg] Calcite from Delphi Quarry, Carroll Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/t407c.jpg] Calcite from Delphi Quarry, Carroll Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/t407d.jpg] Calcite from Delphi Quarry, Carroll Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/t407e.jpg]

Single scalenohedral Calcite capped by Calcite also with Calcite crystals attached to the sides (one side crystal damaged). Originally purchased in Tucson in 1987 for $9.60.


T408 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 280 SOLD
Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 2 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t408a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t408b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t408c.jpg]

If you like the hot pink color of Cobaltian Calcite, they don't get any hotter than this. Main crystal is 6mm with incredible color.


T409 - Vorobyevite $ 150
Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


Vorobyevite from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t409a.jpg] Vorobyevite from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t409b.jpg]

Intergrown, hexagonal light blue crystals of Vorobyevite, a varietal of Beryl. Undamaged.


T410 - Vorobyevite $ 150
Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 1 cm


Vorobyevite from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t410a.jpg] Vorobyevite from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t410b.jpg] Vorobyevite from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t410c.jpg]

Barrel-shaped Vorobyevite crystal, partially cat's-eye. Undamaged.


T411 - Vorobyevite $ 240 SOLD
Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Vorobyevite from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t411a.jpg] Vorobyevite from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t411b.jpg] Vorobyevite from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t411c.jpg]

partially etched, hexagonal Vorobyevite crystal. Translucent, partially cat's-eye, with excellent blue color. Undamaged.


T412 - Montmorillonite in Quartz $ 290
White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t412a.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t412b.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t412c.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t412d.jpg]

Distinctive Quartz crystal cluster colored pink by inclusions of Montmorillonite. Comes with an old label that dates this back to at least 1985.


T413 - Vanadinite $ 750
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.7 x 4.3 x 4 cm


Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t413a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t413b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t413c.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t413d.jpg]

Bright and lustrous Vanadinite crystals to 1.9cm on matrix. Dense grouping of great crystals, very showy. I found one small crystal on the back and one small crystal on the far right side that were damaged, otherwise perfect with great color on ALL sides of the crystals (no dull brown side).


T414 - Aquamarine with Schorl $ 400 SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t414a.jpg] Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t414b.jpg] Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t414c.jpg]

Gemmy blue Aqua crystals to 2.8cm in Schorl with a few small smokey Quartz crystals present. Mined in 2009.


T415 - Apatite $ 80 SOLD
Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 4 cm


Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t415a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t415b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t415c.jpg]

Large yellow Apatite crystal, 4.5cm, in matrix. Sawcut on back.



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