Mixed Minerals from the Tucson 2020 Show


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TR100 - Euclase $ 1500 SOLD
La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia
miniature - 3.8 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/tr100a.jpg] Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/tr100b.jpg] Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/tr100c.jpg] Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/tr100d.jpg]

Long single blue Euclase with attached Albite crystals from the 2015 find. Terminated and glassy, contacted/cleaved along the side where the Albite is located. The upper termination area is highly transparent. Glassy faces on both sides.


TR101 - Euclase $ 900 SOLD
La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


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Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/tr101a.jpg] Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/tr101b.jpg] Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/tr101c.jpg]

Single blue Euclase crystal from the 2015 find. Terminated and glassy crystal with beautiful blue color. There is slight edge chipping on one side, a natural indentation along the base of the other side, and a chip on the back face. A beautiful rarity.


TR102 - Gold $ 150
Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
thumbnail - 1 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Gold from Black Hills, South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/tr102a.jpg] Gold from Black Hills, South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/tr102b.jpg]

Water worn solid Gold nugget from the Black Hills in South Dakota, which are uncommon to find. Weighs 1.83 grams.


TR103 - Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz $ 6000
Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103a.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103b.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103c.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103d.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103e.jpg]

Cluster of transparent green Tourmaline crystals, a 3.2cm Topaz crystal, Muscovite, and lots bright yellow Stibiotantalite. This is one of the richest Stibiotantalite specimens I've seen, which by itself would be special. But the association of the gemmy Tourmaline crystals and the Topaz makes this a real stunner. Undamaged. It has also not been professionally cleaned, which could further enhance it's beauty.


TR104 - Goethite on Quartz $ 275 SOLD
Tichka Massif, High Atlas Mtns., Morocco
miniature - 3.8 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm


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Goethite on Quartz from Tichka Massif, High Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/tr104a.jpg] Goethite on Quartz from Tichka Massif, High Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/tr104b.jpg] Goethite on Quartz from Tichka Massif, High Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/tr104c.jpg]

Double-terminated Quartz crystal with a crest of Goethite crystals around the center. This is a real cute piece with both terminations sticking out either side of the spikey goethite. Sort of reminds me of a Hedgehog.


TR105 - Benitoite $ 4500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/tr105a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/tr105b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/tr105c.jpg]

Two deep blue Benitoite crystals on white Natrolite over a schist matrix. Stunning example with a large 2.8cm crystal and a smaller 1cm crystal in front. Undamaged and hard to find specimen.


TR106 - Zircon $ 750 SOLD
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm


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Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tr106a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tr106b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tr106c.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tr106d.jpg]

Large, dark red, gemmy Zircon. One of the larger, good quality crystals I have seen from this locality. Fine termination with typical dimpled surface texture on prism faces. A gemmy bright red color top to bottom when backlit. Weighs 36.6 grams.


M691 - Senegalite $ 400 SOLD
Kouroudiako, Tambacounda Region, Senegal
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Senegalite from Kouroudiako, Tambacounda Region, Senegal [db_pics/pics/M691a.jpg] Senegalite from Kouroudiako, Tambacounda Region, Senegal [db_pics/pics/M691b.jpg] Senegalite from Kouroudiako, Tambacounda Region, Senegal [db_pics/pics/M691d.jpg] Senegalite from Kouroudiako, Tambacounda Region, Senegal [db_pics/pics/M691e.jpg]

Yellow Senegalite crystals atop a blue Turquoise lined vug. Colorful, uncommon phosphate mineral specimen.


M651 - Sylvanite $ 320 SOLD
Portland Mine, Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 1.2 cm


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Sylvanite from Portland Mine, Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M651a.jpg] Sylvanite from Portland Mine, Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M651b.jpg] Sylvanite from Portland Mine, Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M651c.jpg] Sylvanite from Portland Mine, Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M651f.jpg] Sylvanite from Portland Mine, Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M651g.jpg] Sylvanite from Portland Mine, Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M651h.jpg]

Sylvanite crystals with Quartz crystals on both sides of thin rock matrix. Sylvanite is a telluride of Silver and Gold.


M659 - Benitoite $ 1500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.8 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M659a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M659b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M659c.jpg]

Deep blue Benitoite crystals to 1.8cm in size. Some have gem rough/transparent zones in their tips.


M674 - Argyrodite $ 450
Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
miniature - 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Argyrodite from Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M674a.jpg] Argyrodite from Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M674b.jpg] Argyrodite from Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M674c.jpg] Argyrodite from Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M674d.jpg]

Dark, slightly irridescent blue Argyrodite over Pyrite. Ex. Philadelphia Academy and William Vaux collections. Rare, historic Argyrodite specimen. Argyrodite is one the rarest of the silver species, a germanium containing silver sulfide.


M656 - Garnet with Clinochlore $ 160 SOLD
Momand Agency, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Garnet with Clinochlore from Momand Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M656a.jpg] Garnet with Clinochlore from Momand Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M656b.jpg] Garnet with Clinochlore from Momand Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M656e.jpg]

Orange garnet crystals and green Clinochlore on matrix. Largest garnet is 1cm, glassy and transparent. The only 'keeper' out of about 30 pieces I looked through.


M681 - Apatite on Quartz $ 600
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/M681a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/M681b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/M681c.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/M681d.jpg]

Cluster of 3 glassy blue Apatite crystals on a partial Quartz crystal.


M699 - Malachite $ 450
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
cabinet - 12.5 x 8 x 7 cm


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Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699a.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699b.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699c.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699d.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699e.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699f.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699g.jpg]

Group of 3 intergrown Malachite stalactites. Great form and a very interesting, appealing piece. Everyone I've showed it to says it reminds them of something different.


M675 - Pyrite on/in Calcite $ 275
St. Andreasberg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3 cm


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Pyrite on/in Calcite from St. Andreasberg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M675a.jpg] Pyrite on/in Calcite from St. Andreasberg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M675d.jpg] Pyrite on/in Calcite from St. Andreasberg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M675e.jpg] Pyrite on/in Calcite from St. Andreasberg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M675f.jpg]

White Calcite crystals with small Pyrite crystals grown in and on the tips of each Calcite. Clean and undamaged. Ex. Joachim Hennrich collection.

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