Mixed Minerals from the Tucson 2020 Show


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M648 - Diaspore $ 350 SOLD
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/M648a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/M648b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/M648d.jpg]

Uncommon cluster of V-twin color change Diaspore. From new finds new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Most are single V-twin crystals and this was the only cluster I saw, though there are broken crystals present.


M609 - Diaspore $ 2000 SOLD
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m609a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m609b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m609c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m609d.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m609e.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m609f.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces and gem quality and transparent inside. Strong purple color in natural sunlight. Weighs 15.43 grams.


M640 - Diaspore $ 500
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m640a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m640b.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Complete all around with perfect undamaged terminations. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M642 - Diaspore $ 250
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces one one 'arm' (other termination incomplete) and gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M644 - Diaspore $ 400
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m644a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m644b.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces one one 'arm' (other termination incomplete) and gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M646 - Diaspore $ 250
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m646a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m646b.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces, undamaged, and transparent inside. Light purple color in natural sunlight.


M647 - Diaspore $ 100
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.3 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m647a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m647b.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces, some edge cleavages, and transparent inside. Light purple color in natural sunlight.


M650 - Diaspore $ 650
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 3 x 2.6 x 0.7 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on one 'arm' (chipping on the other termination), and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight. A little bit of iron staining is more pronounced in the photos than in person, and could likely be removed.


M601 - Shattuckite in Quartz $ 240 SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5 x 2 cm


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Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601a.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601b.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601c.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601d.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601e.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601f.jpg]

Bright blue Shattuckite under drusy Quartz from recent finds at Milpillas. There are a few small hemispheres of Shattuckite on top of the Quartz too.


M602 - Quartz scepter (with bubble) $ 275
Southern Zambia Province, Zambia
small cabinet - 6 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602a.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602b.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602c.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602d.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602e.jpg]

Quartz scepter from recent finds in Zambia. The scepter head has both Amethyst and smokey coloration and also contains a 3-4mm bubble that travels over 1.2cm inside. Undamaged with a rehealed base.


M603 - Quartz scepter $ 150
Southern Zambia Province, Zambia
small cabinet - 7 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz scepter from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M603a.jpg] Quartz scepter from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M603b.jpg] Quartz scepter from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M603c.jpg]

Quartz scepter from recent finds in Zambia. The scepter head has both Amethyst and smokey coloration. Undamaged and double-terminated.


M567 - Fluorite with Sphalerite $ 450
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite with Sphalerite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M567a.jpg] Fluorite with Sphalerite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M567b.jpg] Fluorite with Sphalerite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M567c.jpg] Fluorite with Sphalerite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M567d.jpg]

Cubic yellow Fluorite with a 3.5cm cluster of Sphalerite. The Fluorite has good luster and a thin light blue outer layer. Undamaged.


M555 - Quartz with Chalcopyrite $ 250
Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


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Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555a.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555b.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555c.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555d.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555e.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555f.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555i.jpg]

Quartz scepter on a matrix covered by small Quartz crystals and Chalcopyrite. From an obscure old Arizona mine that produced about 100 tons of gold and silver ore from 1896 to 1940. The scepter is 2cm tall and has a highly lustrous scepter head.


M612 - Morganite $ 450 SOLD
Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.3 cm


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Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M612a.jpg] Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M612b.jpg] Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M612c.jpg] Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M612d.jpg]

Two pink Morganite crystals set in white Albite crystals. The Morganite crystals sit one in front of the other and are transparent, about 2cm in diameter each. Fine quality, undamaged crystals


M585 - Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite $ 250
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585a.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585b.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585c.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite with attached orange crystals of Wulfenite. This is the only Enlichite I've ever owned, or can recall seeing, that had the associated Wulfenite crystals. Good curving, lustrous Endlichite crystals on all sides, even the bottom.
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