Mixed Minerals


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C333 - Rhodochrosite $ 1500 (=~ € 1220) SOLD
Oppu Mine, Aomori Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan
large cabinet - 24 x 15 x 6 cm


Rhodochrosite from Oppu Mine, Aomori Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c333a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Oppu Mine, Aomori Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c333b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Oppu Mine, Aomori Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c333c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Oppu Mine, Aomori Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c333d.jpg]

Botryoidal Rhodochrosite covering the front of a Quartz and Pyrite rich matrix. The Rhodochrosite also covers parts of 2 sides, and the entire back surface. Comes with an old label indicating it was in the Ito collection. A couple small breaks on front, but the vast majority is perfect.


C334 - Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite $ 300 (=~ € 244)
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
cabinet - 12.5 x 8 x 6 cm


Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334c.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334d.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334e.jpg]

Solid mass of Sphalerite crystals forms the matrix for deep purple cubic Fluorite crystals. The Fluorite crystals are partially etched away. The Fluorites show the glassy, gemmy 'Carthage Corners' that Fluorite from this mine is noted for. A cluster of cream colored Barite adds accent. A chip on one Fluorite corner, otherwise undamaged.


C337 - Fluorite on Sphalerite $ 225 (=~ € 183)
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c337a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c337b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c337c.jpg]

Transparent, medium purple cubic Fluorite cube atop Sphalerite crystals. The Fluorite crystal is 3.2cm on the diagonal.


C338 - Fresnoite $ 400 (=~ € 325) SOLD
Junilla Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Fresnoite from Junilla Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c338a.jpg] Fresnoite from Junilla Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c338b.jpg] Fresnoite from Junilla Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c338c.jpg]

Well formed 1.1cm Fresnoite crystal in matrix. Yellow tetragonal crystal with the wide end exposed. This is a rare mineral found near the Benitoite occurrence. Comes with an old label from the Len Piscotta collection showing a price of $450.


C339 - Grossular $ 750 (=~ € 610) SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c339a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c339b.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c339c.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c339d.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c339e.jpg]

Exquisite thumbnail sized specimen of a stack of gem Grossular crystals. There is contacting along the bottom edges where it detached from matrix, but the stack is pristine all around. These are almost always found flat against the matrix and such stacks of crystals are uncommon. They are also transparent like orange glass.


C340 - Tantalite $ 300 (=~ € 244)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1 x 0.3 cm


Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c340a.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c340b.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c340c.jpg]

Well formed single Tantalite crystal, with a thin tabular shape and perfect smooth sides. Medium luster, complete all around and undamaged except for a little edge wear or contact on the back part of upper left edge. Out of an old collection.


C341 - Pyroxmangite $ 350 (=~ € 285) SOLD
Taguchi Mine, Shidara, Kita-Shidara-gun, Chubu Region, Japan
miniature - 3.7 x 2 x 1.6 cm


Pyroxmangite from Taguchi Mine, Shidara, Kita-Shidara-gun, Chubu Region, Japan [db_pics/pics/c341a.jpg] Pyroxmangite from Taguchi Mine, Shidara, Kita-Shidara-gun, Chubu Region, Japan [db_pics/pics/c341b.jpg] Pyroxmangite from Taguchi Mine, Shidara, Kita-Shidara-gun, Chubu Region, Japan [db_pics/pics/c341c.jpg]

Deep translucent red Pyroxmangite crystals to 1cm in matrix.


C343 - Sphaerosiderite $ 200 (=~ € 163)
Mont Dore, France
miniature - 3.8 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343a.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343b.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343c.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343d.jpg]

Vug filled with hemispheres of Sphaerosiderite. Another small vug filled with Sphaerosiderite on the backside too. This is from the Al McGuinness collection, and comes with Al's label plus 3 older labels (four total labels), plus another label affixed to the back of the specimen.


C344 - Cuprite with Copper $ 300 (=~ € 244)
New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344d.jpg]

Solid mass of Cuprite crystals intergrown with elongated, wire-like crystals of Copper.


C345 - Silver with Calcite $ 800 (=~ € 650)
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 1.0 cm


Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345a.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345b.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345c.jpg]

Lattice-like crystals of Silver on Calcite. Longer spinel-twinned crystal rise up out of the Calcite, with smaller crystals filling in. This is out an old collection that looks like it was put together in the 1970s. The Silver has a natural dark patina that could easy be brightened up if desired.


C346 - Gold $ 150 (=~ € 122) SOLD
Virginia Town, Ontario, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Gold from Virginia Town, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c346a.jpg] Gold from Virginia Town, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c346b.jpg]

Bright Gold throughout a 3cm area of Calcite. Comes with an old Roberts Minerals label.



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