Tucson 2019 - Mixed Minerals

The first batch of many new minerals from the show.


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C659 - Euclase $ 3000 (=~ € 2439) SOLD
La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia
miniature - 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm


Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/c659a.jpg] Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/c659b.jpg] Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/c659c.jpg] Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/c659d.jpg] Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/c659e.jpg] Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/c659f.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy single blue Euclase crystal. Good sized with great luster and a perfect termination. Slight chipping on one edge, otherwise undamaged. Complete and good on both sides.


C660 - Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Barite $ 900 (=~ € 732) SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.8 cm


Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Barite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c660a.jpg] Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Barite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c660b.jpg] Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Barite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c660c.jpg] Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Barite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c660d.jpg]

Scalenohedral, drusy Rhodochrosite, pink with darker tips, on matrix. Barite crystals poke out from the back and emplaced on the Barite crystals are large rosettes of Shigaite. The largest Shigaite cluster is 1.4cm wide and is attached to one of the termination faces of the Barite. There are additional Shigaite on the Barite. Undamaged.


C661 - Tourmaline $ 3500 (=~ € 2846)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c661a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c661b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c661c.jpg]

Large single Tourmaline crystal that grades from pink to green then back to pink at the termination. Strong color with a steep pyramidal termination. A little more pink than the photos, and the green zone is a better green, and though somewhat dark in the photos, is very gemmy. Undamaged. Weighs 67.2 grams.


C662 - Tourmaline $ 750 (=~ € 610)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.1 x 1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662d.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662e.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal with atached Lepidolite. Good pink color with a darker red at the termination. One tiny nick, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 9.4 grams.


C663 - Azurite on Malachite $ 1200 (=~ € 976)
Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c663a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c663b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c663c.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c663d.jpg]

Four Azurite crystals on bright green Malachite. Undamaged, visually stunning specimen.


C664 - Amblygonite $ 650 (=~ € 528) SOLD
Proberil Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Amblygonite from Proberil Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c664a.jpg] Amblygonite from Proberil Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c664b.jpg] Amblygonite from Proberil Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c664c.jpg] Amblygonite from Proberil Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c664d.jpg]

New find of transparent yellow Amblygonite. Sharply terminated with large transparent areas. Undamaged.


C665 - Shattuckite $ 350 (=~ € 285)
L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665a.jpg] Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665b.jpg] Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665c.jpg] Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665d.jpg]

Solid mass of Shattuckite and Malachite with a thin coating of Chrysocolla on the outside. The Shattuckite forms satiny, fibrous radial groups with Malachite filling the spaces in between.


C666 - Wulfenite $ 120 (=~ € 98)
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c666a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c666b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c666c.jpg]

Large 2.8cm wide Wulfenite crystal atop a smaller Wulfenite. Glassy and undamaged though part of one edge contacted the opposing pocket wall during growth. Good on both sides with great orange/red color and high luster.


C667 - Wulfenite $ 250 (=~ € 203) SOLD
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c667a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c667b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c667c.jpg]

Four larger Wulfenite crystal on matrix with smaller Wulfenites. Glassy and undamaged with areas of transparency. Great orange/red color and high luster.


C668 - Wulfenite $ 250 (=~ € 203) SOLD
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.2 x 0.8 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c668a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c668b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c668c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c668d.jpg]

A 2.2cm wide Wulfenite crystal on matrix with smaller Wulfenite. Glassy and undamaged with areas of transparency. Good on both sides with great orange/red color and high luster. Highly aesthetic!


C669 - Benitoite $ 450 (=~ € 366) SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.6 x 1 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c669a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c669b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c669c.jpg]

Complete bipyramidal Benitoite crystal. Though crossite included, it is remarkably sharp in form and has good luster. Nearly perfect in form with just some small natural indentations on one side. Undamaged rarity.


C670 - Spessartine $ 650 (=~ € 528)
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c670a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c670b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c670c.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color and no black inclusions. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good form and color. A large crystal of red mica is grown into part of the backside faces. Undamaged.


C671 - Aquamarine $ 850 (=~ € 691)
Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
miniature - 3.7 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671a.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671b.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671c.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671d.jpg]

Transparent Aquamarine crystal with the good blue color Vietnamese Aqua are known for. An undamaged crystal that is fully transparent top to bottom.


C672 - Polybasite $ 1200 (=~ € 976)
Husky Mine, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Polybasite from Husky Mine, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/c672a.jpg] Polybasite from Husky Mine, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/c672b.jpg] Polybasite from Husky Mine, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/c672c.jpg] Polybasite from Husky Mine, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/c672d.jpg] Polybasite from Husky Mine, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/c672e.jpg]

Platy crystals of irridescent Polybasite. These are rare specimens collected in the 1970s and no more have been found since. Purples, greens, and yellows bounce off the surface as you turn it in hand. Main crystal is 2.3cm wide with smaller crystals attached to the backside.


C673 - Azurite $ 850 (=~ € 691)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673d.jpg]

Cluster of stout, intergrown Azurite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged except for a couple of tiny, trivial nicks and a small partial crystal attached to one side. Good blue color overall with areas of bright 'electric' blue. There is an old collection number affixed to the bottom.



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