Mixed Minerals from the Tucson 2020 Show


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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.


M605 - Tremolite in Quartz $ 225
Japan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605a.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605b.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605c.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605d.jpg]

Polished Quartz included by green hair-like Tremolite along the backside.


M509 - Hematite $ 150
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509a.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509c.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509d.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509e.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509f.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509g.jpg]

Specimen of vuggy Hematite with good lustrous crystals all over, primarily along the top surface and lining the vugs.


M613 - Kolwezite with Cobaltian Calcite $ 150 SOLD
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Kolwezite with Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M613a.jpg] Kolwezite with Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M613b.jpg] Kolwezite with Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M613c.jpg] Kolwezite with Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M613d.jpg] Kolwezite with Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M613e.jpg]

Kolwezite is a rare mineral most commonly seen as small green hemispheres on Cobaltian Calcite specimens from the Congo. Here we have an entire vug filled with spherical masses of Kolwezite to 8mm in diameter. Comes with an old Gilbert Gautheir label.


M421 - Copper with ? $ 240
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421a.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421b.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421c.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421d.jpg]

Branching, arborescent cluster of Copper crystals from Tsumeb. One side of the cluster is coated by tiny acicular 'fuzzy' brown/black crystals of an unknown species.


M610 - Paracelsian $ 275 SOLD
Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Paracelsian from Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/M610a.jpg] Paracelsian from Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/M610b.jpg] Paracelsian from Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/M610c.jpg] Paracelsian from Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/M610f.jpg]

Pair of intergrown, gemmy chisel-terminated Paracelsian crystals. Complete all around. Excellent example of the species, recently traded out of the British museum.


M608 - Platinum $ 850 SOLD
Konder, Khabarovsk Region, Russia
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Platinum from Konder, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/M608a.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/M608b.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/M608c.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/M608d.jpg]

Partial cube of Platinum with a smaller attached crystal. Platinum crystals are much more rare than the nuggets and most are much more rounded than this one, in fact it was the sharpest, most well formed by far of a small lot of crystals I examined. I understand these are no longer being found.


M501 - Fluorite $ 220
Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M501a.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M501b.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M501c.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M501d.jpg]

Transparent cubes of Fluorite on matrix. The crystals are about 1cm in size with bevelled edges, clear with purple cores.


M606 - Tourmaline $ 1200
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M606a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M606b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M606c.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M606d.jpg]

Single blue-cap Tourmaline mined in 2003. Vivid blue cap over green with a red core. Weighs 15.3 grams.


M591 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz $ 120
Butte, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/M591a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/m591b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/m591c.jpg]

Mound-shaped specimen covered by white drusy Quartz crystals and sprinkled with pink Rhodochrosite crystals. Old timer from the famous Butte mining district.


M611 - Calaverite $ 125 SOLD
Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 5 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Calaverite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M611a.jpg] Calaverite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M611b.jpg] Calaverite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M611c.jpg] Calaverite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M611d.jpg] Calaverite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M611e.jpg]

Bright metallic Calaverite in Quartz and in Quartz crystal lined vugs. Calaverite is is an uncommon telluride of gold with the chemical formula AuTe2. It was first discovered in Calaveras County, California in 1861.


M502 - Aurichalcite, Plattnerite $ 150
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502a.jpg] Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502b.jpg] Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502c.jpg]

Vuggy Limonite matrix with blue/green Aurichalcite and black Plattnerite. Good crystals all over, front and back and filling vugs.


M633 - Enstatite $ 350
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M633a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M633c.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M633d.jpg]

Large single crystal of transparent Enstatite. This are typically found are partially etched crystals, but gem quality Enstatite is rare. This is the largest I've seen in some time.


M630 - Enstatite $ 120
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630b.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630c.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630d.jpg]

Single crystal of transparent Enstatite. A partially etched and rehealed crystal with a good termination. Not perfect but gem quality Enstatite is rare.


M369 - Aquamarine $ 500
Zambia
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 2.3 cm


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Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M369a.jpg] Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M369b.jpg] Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M369c.jpg] Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M369d.jpg] Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M369e.jpg]

Large double-terminated Aquamarine crystal with a uniform shape. Translucent with a well saturated medium blue color. Complete all around and undamaged except for a few slight chips.
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