Tucson 2020 - Mixed Minerals



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M696 - Fluorite $ 450 (=~ € 366) SOLD
La Viesca Mine,, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.8 x 3.6 cm


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Fluorite from La Viesca Mine,, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M696a.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine,, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M696b.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine,, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M696c.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine,, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M696d.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine,, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M696e.jpg]

Blue and purple color-zoned Fluorite. Beautiful color with good luster and stepped faces. Translucent to transparent. High quality Spanish Fluorite such as this rivals Illinois Fluorite but for a fraction of the cost.


M698 - Fluorite $ 1200 (=~ € 976) SOLD
La Viesca Mine,, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Fluorite from La Viesca Mine,, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M698a.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine,, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M698b.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine,, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M698c.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine,, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M698d.jpg]

Blue and purple color-zoned Fluorite. Beautiful color with good luster and stepped faces. Translucent to transparent. High quality Spanish Fluorite such as this rivals Illinois Fluorite but for a fraction of the cost.


M694 - Pyrhottite, Arsenopyrite on Bornite $ 1500 (=~ € 1220)
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 15 x 10 x 5 cm


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Pyrhottite, Arsenopyrite on Bornite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M694a.jpg] Pyrhottite, Arsenopyrite on Bornite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M694b.jpg] Pyrhottite, Arsenopyrite on Bornite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M694c.jpg] Pyrhottite, Arsenopyrite on Bornite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M694d.jpg] Pyrhottite, Arsenopyrite on Bornite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M694e.jpg] Pyrhottite, Arsenopyrite on Bornite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M694f.jpg] Pyrhottite, Arsenopyrite on Bornite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M694h.jpg]

Large specimen of highly irridescent Pyrhottite crystals and Arsenopyrite on bright blue Bornite. The Pyrhottite are also all oriented inthe same direction. This was the best of only a few I saw available. Some of the Pyrhottite crystals are partially coated by Pyrite. Neither the Aresenopyrite or Pyrite are irridescent. Undamaged and highly showy and colorful piece.


M693 - Kesterite, Cassiterite on Muscovite $ 1500 (=~ € 1220) SOLD
Mt. Xuebaodig, Pinwu Co., Sichuan, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Kesterite, Cassiterite on Muscovite from Mt. Xuebaodig, Pinwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/M693a.jpg] Kesterite, Cassiterite on Muscovite from Mt. Xuebaodig, Pinwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/M693d.jpg] Kesterite, Cassiterite on Muscovite from Mt. Xuebaodig, Pinwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/M693f.jpg]

A 1.4cm wide group of Kesterite, lustrous black Cassiterites to 2.8cm on blades of Muscovite. Undamaged.


M658 - Cuprite on Copper after Cuprite $ 350 (=~ € 285) SOLD
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Cuprite on Copper after Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M658a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper after Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M658b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper after Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M658c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper after Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M658d.jpg] Cuprite on Copper after Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M658e.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of Copper psuedomorphs after Cuprite with attached crystals of Cuprite. The largest psuedomorph is 1.8cm and the largest Cuprite is 1.3cm. There have been lots of the pseudormorphs and lots of the Cuprite crystals, not not many specimen with both together like this one.


M657 - Gold with Hessite, Tennantite, Tetrahedrite $ 260 (=~ € 211) SOLD
Cash Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder Co., Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2.2 x 0.4 cm


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Gold with Hessite, Tennantite, Tetrahedrite from Cash Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M657a.jpg] Gold with Hessite, Tennantite, Tetrahedrite from Cash Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M657b.jpg] Gold with Hessite, Tennantite, Tetrahedrite from Cash Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M657c.jpg] Gold with Hessite, Tennantite, Tetrahedrite from Cash Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M657d.jpg]

Small slab of ore consisting of Hessite, Tennantite, and Tetrahedrite with a vein of solid Gold running through and visible on both sides. Polished on front and back.


M652 - Bastnasite $ 450 (=~ € 366)
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
miniature - 3.3 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm


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Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M652a.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M652c.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M652d.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M652f.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M652g.jpg]

This is a fantastic Bastnasite specimen featuring a thick, 2.5cm main crystal as part of a complete floater group crystallized all around. The crystals have good transparency and color (not too dark). Needle-like inclusions are present.


M653 - Fluorite $ 300 (=~ € 244) SOLD
Okorusu Mine, Ojiwarongo, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite from Okorusu Mine, Ojiwarongo, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M653a.jpg] Fluorite from Okorusu Mine, Ojiwarongo, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M653b.jpg] Fluorite from Okorusu Mine, Ojiwarongo, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M653c.jpg] Fluorite from Okorusu Mine, Ojiwarongo, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M653d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent green cubic Fluorite crystals from Okorusu. Outstanding rich green color but the best part is the thin blue phantom near the edges. A real beauty.


M654 - Analcime on Quartz $ 275 (=~ € 224) SOLD
Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg area, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.9 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


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Analcime on Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M654a.jpg] Analcime on Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M654b.jpg] Analcime on Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M654e.jpg] Analcime on Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M654g.jpg] Analcime on Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M654h.jpg]

Double-terminated Quartz crystal with attached crystals of Analcime. The largest Analcime is 6mm. Amethyst coloration in one end. Glassy and undamaged quality crystal.


M655 - Azurite with Cuprian Adamite (Zincian Olivenite) $ 350 (=~ € 285) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Azurite with Cuprian Adamite (Zincian Olivenite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M655a.jpg] Azurite with Cuprian Adamite (Zincian Olivenite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M655b.jpg] Azurite with Cuprian Adamite (Zincian Olivenite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M655c.jpg] Azurite with Cuprian Adamite (Zincian Olivenite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M655e.jpg]

Azurite crystals in a vug in matrix covered by green crystals of (formerly) Cuprian Adamite, now known as Zincian Olivenite.


M689 - Aquamarine $ 280 (=~ € 228) SOLD
Gosalak Mine, Darra Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Gosalak Mine, Darra Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M689a.jpg] Aquamarine from Gosalak Mine, Darra Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M689b.jpg] Aquamarine from Gosalak Mine, Darra Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M689c.jpg] Aquamarine from Gosalak Mine, Darra Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M689d.jpg]

Two tabular Aquamarine crystals on Albite. The Aqua crystals are glassy and transparent, 2.5 and 2cm in size. Better than photos.


M683 - Tourmaline $ 125 (=~ € 102) SOLD
Barra de Salina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Tourmaline from Barra de Salina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M683a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M683b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M683c.jpg]

Gem quality transparent green Tourmaline crystal. Complete and undamaged. Weighs 2.4 grams.


M690 - Topaz $ 100 (=~ € 81) SOLD
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M690a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M690b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M690c.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M690d.jpg]

Ten crystals of Imperial Topaz. Though small, they are high quality transparent crystals. All are terminated and undamaged or relatively undamaged.


M684 - Ruby $ 95 (=~ € 77) SOLD
Guinea
thumbnail - 2 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Ruby from Guinea [db_pics/pics/M684a.jpg] Ruby from Guinea [db_pics/pics/M684c.jpg] Ruby from Guinea [db_pics/pics/M684d.jpg]

Complete double-terminated Ruby crystal. Nicely translucent throughout it's entire length.


M685 - Ruby $ 150 (=~ € 122) SOLD
Guinea
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Ruby from Guinea [db_pics/pics/M685a.jpg] Ruby from Guinea [db_pics/pics/M685c.jpg] Ruby from Guinea [db_pics/pics/M685e.jpg]

Complete double-terminated Ruby crystal. Nicely translucent throughout it's entire length.

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