Mixed Minerals From the 2020 Tucson Show


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M534 - Kammererite $ 900
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey
cabinet - 10.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/M534a.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/M534b.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/M534c.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/M534d.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/M534g.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/M534f.jpg]

Richly crystallized Kammererite specimen loaded with large crystals to 7mm. Translucent crystals with deep purple color. Undamaged with crystals on both sides. The bottom is relatively flat and it stands up on it's own for display. This mine is long closed and pieces of this quality are hard to come by now.


M535 - Azurite $ 650 SOLD
Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M535a.jpg] Azurite from Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M535b.jpg] Azurite from Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M535c.jpg] Azurite from Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M535d.jpg] Azurite from Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M535e-2.jpg] Azurite from Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M535e.jpg]

Gem Azurite crystals to 1.5cm on a Malachite covered gossan matrix. Found in the 1950s, these old Azurites are some of the most transparent ever found. Some are partially altered to Malachite on their lower halves. This specimen has larger than average sized crystals as most (when you can find them) have sub-1cm sized crystals. There are some broken crystals but most are good. Great old piece and rare to find now.


M538 - Tsavorite, Diopside, on Graphite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 5 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside, on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M538a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M538b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M538c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M538d.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M538e.jpg]

Large display matrix Tsavorite specimen, which are hard to come by. This specimen has better than average, large Graphite crystals, white Diopside crystals, and Tsavorites crystals to 9mm. The Tsavorite have great green color (not pale!), and are gemmy.


M473 - Barite on Calcite $ 150 SOLD
Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota. USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota. USA [db_pics/pics/M473a.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota. USA [db_pics/pics/M473b.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota. USA [db_pics/pics/M473c.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota. USA [db_pics/pics/M473g.jpg]

Gem quality 1.8cm Barite crystal on yellow Calcite crystals. Chipping along the back edge, otherwise undamaged with a perfect termination.


M505 - Vanadinite $ 250
Princess Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 2.5 cm


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Vanadinite from Princess Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M505a.jpg] Vanadinite from Princess Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M505b.jpg] Vanadinite from Princess Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M505c.jpg]

Translucent to transparent deep red crystals of Vanadinite to 4mm. Lots of well isolated crystals across the display face. From an obscure Arizona locality.


M532 - Axinite $ 450 SOLD
Polar Urals, Russia
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Axinite from Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/M532a.jpg] Axinite from Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/M532b.jpg] Axinite from Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/M532c.jpg] Axinite from Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/M532d.jpg] Axinite from Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/M532e.jpg]

High quality miniature with razor sharp, transparent Axinite crystals along a thin shard of matrix. Double-terminated crystals to 2.5cm in size. Contact to the back side of the back crystal, otherwise all are perfect. Highly showy piece.


M533 - Spinel $ 1000
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533d.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533e.jpg]

Glassy red Spinel, a single crystal with a couple step overgrowth crystals on one corner. Undamaged and transparent, with internal imperfections that saved it from being cut. Color is everything with gems, and this has a superb blood red color. Weighs 9.2 carats.


M451 - Copper with Prehnite $ 220 SOLD
Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M451a.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M451b.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M451c.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M451f.jpg]

Massive Copper and Copper wires with botryoidal light green Prehnite. The vug on the lower left has perfect hemispheres of Prehnite with Copper wires protruding out.


M597 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 200
Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597d.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597e.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597f.jpg]

Dark 1.4cm DT Calcite and another white Calcite crystal on gemmy green Fluorite. I got this piece because it's old and dates back to the 1980s when minerals were first coming out of China. The old label only shows Hunan for the locality. Though not brightly colored, the crystals are glassy, gemmy and undamaged.


M560 - Hematite on Quartz on Hematite $ 225
Cumberland, England
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560a.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560b.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560c.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560e.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560g.jpg]

Black, botryoidal 'kidney-ore' covered by large glassy Quartz crystals. A 3.5cm grouping of Hematite crystals sits amongst the Quartz crystals.


M571 - Renierite, Bornite $ 350 SOLD
Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
cabinet - 11 x 9 x 6 cm


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Renierite, Bornite from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M571b.jpg] Renierite, Bornite from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M571c.jpg] Renierite, Bornite from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M571d.jpg] Renierite, Bornite from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M571e.jpg] Renierite, Bornite from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M571g.jpg]

Large, heavy specimen of Reneirite and Bornite. Renierite is a rare germanium sulfosalt species with a reddish bronze color. There's alot going with this specimen, and a lot looks like it is Bornite and Pyrite or Chalcopyrite, with small areas of Renierite and Chrysocolla. It's a large baseball sized specimen and probably should be broken up and examined more. With old label from Mineralogical Research Co.


M568 - Amethyst $ 225
Guererro, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M568a.jpg] Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M568b.jpg] Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M568c.jpg]

Amethyst crystals to 5.5cm on matrix covered by tiny crystals. Old material from decades ago.


M551 - Quartz on Pyrite $ 275
Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.2 x 3 cm


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Quartz on Pyrite from Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/M551a.jpg] Quartz on Pyrite from Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/M551c.jpg] Quartz on Pyrite from Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/M551e.jpg] Quartz on Pyrite from Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/M551f.jpg]

A 5cm Quartz scepter partially surrounded by a Pyrite crystal.


M553 - Tourmaline in Quartz $ 180
Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 13.5 x 11 x 6 cm


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Tourmaline in Quartz from Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M553a.jpg] Tourmaline in Quartz from Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M553b.jpg] Tourmaline in Quartz from Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M553c.jpg] Tourmaline in Quartz from Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M553d.jpg] Tourmaline in Quartz from Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M553h.jpg] Tourmaline in Quartz from Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M553e.jpg]

Large specimen of double-terminated Quartz crystals included by needles of black Tourmaline. There are a few dings present, but there are so many perfect tips all around and it's priced at nearly the same cost as shown on it's 1970s era label. A complete floater crystallized all around. The crystals look great when backlit to show the needles of Tourmaline inside.


M552 - Smithsonite $ 350 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M552a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M552b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M552c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M552d.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M552e.jpg]

Pink cobaltian Smithsonite crystals. Very clean with minimal damage and great color.

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