Tucson 2020 - Mixed Minerals


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M686 - Ruby $ 125 SOLD
Guinea
thumbnail - 2.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


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Ruby from Guinea [db_pics/pics/M686a.jpg] Ruby from Guinea [db_pics/pics/M686c.jpg] Ruby from Guinea [db_pics/pics/M686d.jpg]

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


M682 - Cobaltite $ 150 SOLD
Tunaberg, Nykoping, Sodermanland, Sweden
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1 x 1 cm


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Cobaltite from Tunaberg, Nykoping, Sodermanland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/M682b.jpg] Cobaltite from Tunaberg, Nykoping, Sodermanland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/M682c.jpg] Cobaltite from Tunaberg, Nykoping, Sodermanland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/M682e.jpg]

Complete single Cobaltite crystal from the classic Swedish locality. Smooth, bright metallic faces all over with just a bit of minor edge chips. Ex. Rock Currier collection and still has his yellow doughnut-shaped specimen number attached to the crystal by a piece of thread.


TR107 - Diamond $ 3800 SOLD
Sierra Leone
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 1 cm


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Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/TR107a.jpg] Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/TR107b.jpg] Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/TR107c.jpg]

Complete single octahedral Diamond crystal. Undamaged with slightly modified edges and great glossy luster. There are some internal imperfections that saved it from being cut, but there are also large transparent zones. More colorless inside with light brownish color along the outer crystal edges. This is an old crystal that has been hoarded away for decades on offered here for the first time. Weighs 5.05 carats.


M692 - Quartz Gwindel $ 850 SOLD
Shalman, Khyber Agency, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8.5 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz Gwindel from Shalman, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M692a.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Shalman, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M692b.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Shalman, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M692c.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Shalman, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M692d.jpg]

Tall, glassy Quartz gwindel. Slightly smokey in color, this is perhaps the best Paki gwindel I've seen, certainly the best I've owned. They don't turn up very often, and this is the only one I saw at the 2020 Tucson show. Tall, twisting form, it's undamaged and must have detached naturally from the pocket wall as the bottom is slightly rehealed.


M687 - Gold in Quartz $ 150 SOLD
Empire Mine, Grass Valley, Nevada Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Gold in Quartz from Empire Mine, Grass Valley, Nevada Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M687a.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Empire Mine, Grass Valley, Nevada Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M687c.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Empire Mine, Grass Valley, Nevada Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M687d.jpg]

Gold (along with Pyrite and Galena) in Quartz from the Empire Gold Mine. The Empire Mine is one of the oldest, largest, and richest gold mines in California. Between 1850 and its closure in 1956, the Empire Mine produced 5.8 million ounces of gold, extracted from 367 miles of underground passages. It is now a California State historic park. Specimen is sawcut on one side.


K452 - Prehnite $ 375
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.3 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K452a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K452b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K452c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K452d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K452e.jpg]

Superb bladed crystal group of Prehnite, yellow with a hint of the blue/green color characteristic of the 2019 finds. The front area showed blades of crystals surrounding an inner spherical group of Prehnite and the back shows parallel rows of bladed crystals.


M695 - Galena $ 750 SOLD
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
miniature - 4.5 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm


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Galena from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/M695a.jpg] Galena from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/M695b.jpg] Galena from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/M695d.jpg] Galena from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/M695f.jpg] Galena from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/M695g.jpg]

Skeletal Galena from a find last year at the 9th of September Mine. This is true skeletal Galena (not the manufactured specimens from about 10 years ago), and only the second time in 20 years that they have been found. Main crystal is a superb, cavernous crystal 2cm tall. Undamaged.

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