Mixed Minerals from the Tucson 2020 Show


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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 SOLD
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 SOLD
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.


M635 - Scapolite $ 250 SOLD
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M635a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M635b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M635c.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M635d.jpg]

Bi-color Scapolite crystal that is part red and cat's-eye and part transparent and golden. Complete all around and undamaged except for a chip out of one lower side face. The cat's-eye shimmer can be seen when held sideways under a light. These red crystals are uncommon.


M625 - Tanzanite with Diopside $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625a.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625b.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625c.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625d.jpg]

Uncommon and interesting Merelani specimen consisting of a 2.5cm terminated Tanzanite side-by-side with a 3cm Diopside, however the terminations are pointing in opposite directions. Never seen one like this before.


M626 - Tanzanite with Diopside $ 1500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm


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Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626a.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626b.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626c.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626e.jpg]

Uncommon, aesthetic Merelani specimen consisting of two terminated Tanzanite crystals associated with Diopside. Stands upright on it's own and is complete all around. There is a small chip on the backside of the larger 3cm crystal, otherwise perfect and undamaged all around. Unheated and natural. Really stands out from the more commonly seen single crystals.


M536 - Galena with Calcite $ 225
Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536a.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536b.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536c.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536d.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536e.jpg]

Large single Galena cube, 6cm on the diagonal, with an attached 5.5cm golden Calcite crystal. Classic USA specimen with a clean, aesthetic look.


M634 - Tsavorite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M634a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M634b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M634c.jpg]

Glassy single crystal with good color, high luster.


M409 - Tsavorite $ 1500 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M409a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M409b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M409c.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite. Though not highly gemmy, it's undamaged with impressive size and great color.


M352 - Tsavorite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.9 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M352a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M352b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M352c.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite. Though not highly gemmy, it's undamaged (some areas etched and rehealed) with impressive size and great color.


M353 - Tanzanite on Tsavorite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353a.jpg] Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353b.jpg] Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353c.jpg] Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353d.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite and a 1.2cm intergrown, terminated Tanzanite crystal on the left side. It's glassy and gemmy with great color. It's undamaged with a valley in the fron face where Graphite interferred with the growth. There are also included crystals of graphite inside the Tsavorite. Unusual combination and impressive for the Tsavorite alone.


M493 - Danburite $ 125
Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493a.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493b.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493c.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493d.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493e.jpg]

Cluster of Danburite crystals on matrix. Single crystals are common, but matrix pieces, especially in miniature size, are uncommon. Over 10 crystals in the cluster, plus a tiny 'beta' Quartz crystal.


M636 - Tourmaline on Beryllonite $ 290
Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M636c.jpg] Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/m636a.jpg] Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/m636b.jpg] Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/m636d.jpg]

Well formed, transparent Beryllonite crystal with attached green Tourmaline. Undamaged with glassy luster and well crystallized front and back.
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