Mixed Minerals from the Tucson 2020 Show


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M635 - Scapolite $ 250
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.


M544 - Fluorite $ 120
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M544a.jpg] Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M544b.jpg] Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M544c.jpg] Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M544d.jpg]

Translucent puple cubes of Fluorite. Slight edge wear but in overall good condition.


M409 - Tsavorite $ 1500
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.


M639 - Tourmaline $ 950
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M639a.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M639b.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M639c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal from recent finds at the Aricanga Mine. Hot pink body color with a green cap. Complete all around and weighs 15.35 grams.


M638 - Tourmaline $ 340
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


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Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M638a.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M638b.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M638c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal from recent finds at the Aricanga Mine. Hot pink body color with a green cap. Complete all around and weighs 4.95 grams.


M637 - Tourmaline $ 220
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


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Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M637a.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M637b.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M637c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal from recent finds at the Aricanga Mine. Hot pink body color with a green cap. Complete all around and weighs 3.81 grams.


J464 - Azurite on Malachite $ 175
Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah
thumbnail - 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah [db_pics/pics/J464a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah [db_pics/pics/J464b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah [db_pics/pics/J464c.jpg]

A classic Azurite rose-shaped crystal group on green Malachite. It's an aesthetic specimen with bright, lustrous crystals, and is complete all around. Ex. Hawthorneden Collection.

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