Mixed Minerals From the 2020 Tucson Show


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M399 - Aurichalcite, Hemimorphite $ 350 SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Aurichalcite, Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M399a.jpg] Aurichalcite, Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M399b.jpg] Aurichalcite, Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M399c.jpg] Aurichalcite, Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M399d.jpg] Aurichalcite, Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M399f.jpg]

Large, vuggy specimen covered by blue/green acicular crystals of Aurichalcite and transparent Hemimorphite. Old specimen with crystals all over.


M400 - Barite $ 400
Frizington, Cumberland, England
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 7 cm


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Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M400a.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M400b.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M400c.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M400d.jpg]

Old timer Barite specimen with large crystals to 5.5cm on matrix. The crystals are highly lustrous and undamaged except for the edge of the back crystal.


M419 - Tsavorite with Graphite $ 450 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Tsavorite with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M419a.jpg] Tsavorite with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M419b.jpg] Tsavorite with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M419c.jpg] Tsavorite with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M419d.jpg] Tsavorite with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M419e.jpg]

Cluster of Tsavorite crystals on a matrix of Tsavorite and Graphite. The Tsavorite are glassy and large; the compound crystal on top is nearly 3cm in size. A few nicks but generally undamaged. It appears to have detached like this in-situ as parts of the edges and the backside are rehealed.


M468 - Quartz with Pyrite $ 175 SOLD
Oppu Mine, Amori, honshu, Japan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3 cm


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Quartz with Pyrite from Oppu Mine, Amori, honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/M468a.jpg] Quartz with Pyrite from Oppu Mine, Amori, honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/M468b.jpg] Quartz with Pyrite from Oppu Mine, Amori, honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/M468c.jpg] Quartz with Pyrite from Oppu Mine, Amori, honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/M468d.jpg] Quartz with Pyrite from Oppu Mine, Amori, honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/M468e.jpg] Quartz with Pyrite from Oppu Mine, Amori, honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/M468f.jpg]

Cluster of Quartz crystals intergrown with cubic Pyrite from the famous Oppu Mine. It appears to have detached like this in-situ as the backside is also fully crystallized.


M452 - Copper $ 575
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2 cm


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Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M452a.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M452b.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M452c.jpg]

Aesthetic Copper specimen with a 3.8cm crystal atop smaller crystals of Copper.


M453 - Rhodochrosite on quartz $ 350
American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453c.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453d.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453e.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453g.jpg]

Deep pink crystals of Rhodochrosite on drusy Quartz crystals. Main Rhodo crystal is 2cm in size. Some of the drusy Quartz formed as casts after a now gone mineral.


M454 - Wulfenite $ 300
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454d.jpg]

Pair of large, translucent Wulfenite crystals on a matrix covered by small glassy Calcite crystals. Wulfenite crystals reach 2.5cm wide. There is a cleave on the left edge of the main crystal, otherwise specimen is undamaged. Highly aesthetic miniature with a better orange color than most which typically tend towards a more butterscotch color.


M423 - Prehnite $ 180 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M423a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M423b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M423c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M423d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M423e.jpg]

Exquisite, high quality cluster of translucent blue Prehnite. Crystallized all around and undamaged except for the bottom where is detached from matrix. These blue Prehnites are uncommon and have a color change (different shades of blue) in natural versus artificial light.


M448 - Babingtonite on Prehnite $ 240
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


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Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448a.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448b.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448c.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448d.jpg]

Cluster of Babingtonite crystals on spheres of green Prehnite from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals are undamaged and sharply formed. It's crystallized all with the contact at the base. No longer being found.


M465 - Ettringite $ 400
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465d.jpg]

Cluster of 4 bright lemon yellow Ettringite crystals. Undamaged quality thumbnail from the Kalahari manganese fields.


M463 - Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet $ 140
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M463a.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M463b.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M463c.jpg]

Interconnected cluster of Hematite psuedomorphs after garnet, all sprinkled with lustrous black cubes of Bixbyite. Undamaged quality thumbnail.

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