Mixed Minerals from Tucson 2024


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FM663 - Erythrite $ 1800
Bou Azzer, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm663a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm663b.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm663c.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm663d.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm663e.jpg]

Vivid purple Erythrite crystals on a matrix of almost solid Erythrite. Fine quality crystals with little to no bruising all up and down the front face. Ex. Tiziano Bonisoli collection.


FM664 - Stannite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 250 SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Stannite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm664a.jpg] Stannite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm664b.jpg] Stannite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm664c.jpg] Stannite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm664d.jpg] Stannite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm664e.jpg] Stannite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm664f.jpg]

Near floater cluster of Quartz crystals (two crystals show incomplete ends) with Arsenopyrite crystals, yellow Muscovite, and a large single Stannite crystal 1.3cm wide. This locality is known for having produced world class examples of Stannite, considered to be the best in the world. This is an excellent example with a well isolated single crystal. The Arsenopyrite are also superb, and include a 2cm doubly-terminated crystal. The Quartz is well crystallized all around and includes a 3cm doubly-terminated crystal. There is even a small Fluorite cube attached - neat combo specimen!!


FM665 - Pyrrhotite $ 280
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4 x 3.3 x 3 cm


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Pyrrhotite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm665a.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm665b.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm665c.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm665d.jpg]

Bright brassy, metallic crystals of Pyrrhotite from the Yaogangxian Mine. A very fine example of a species that is not common from this mine. Tiny colorless cubes of Fluorite coat areas. Quality, well selected specimen from the Dr. Steven Morehead collection (Morehead's old label incorrectly identifies it as Arsenopyrite).


FM666 - Fluorite $ 350
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm666a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm666b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm666c.jpg]

Transparent blue Fluorite crystal from the Yaogangxian Mine. It's fully transparent and you can see all the way through the crystal. The Fluorite is a single cube with stepped octahedral modifications. It's crystallized on the bottom, so technically a floater, and has a bit of attached Ferberite on the base. Quality, well selected specimen from the Dr. Steven Morehead collection.


FM667 - Ferberite $ 200
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm667a.jpg] Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm667b.jpg] Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm667c.jpg]

Cluster of partially etched crystals of Ferberite from the Yaogangxian Mine. Purple Fluorite, Muscovite, and Quartz crystals coat areas and provide color contrast. Complete all around floater specimen. Quality, well selected specimen from the Dr. Steven Morehead collection.


FM668 - Scorodite $ 3000
Baishiding Mine, Zhongshan Co., Hezhou, Guangxi, China
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Scorodite from Baishiding Mine, Zhongshan Co., Hezhou, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/fm668a.jpg] Scorodite from Baishiding Mine, Zhongshan Co., Hezhou, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/fm668b.jpg] Scorodite from Baishiding Mine, Zhongshan Co., Hezhou, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/fm668c.jpg] Scorodite from Baishiding Mine, Zhongshan Co., Hezhou, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/fm668d.jpg]

Cluster of large dark blue Scorodite crystals with Pyrite crystals from a 2008 find in China. The crystals are well formed, distinct and larger than most. The cluster is topped by a large and fine Scorodite that is 2.2cm wide. Comes with a custom Lucite display base.


FM669 - Scheelite $ 280 SOLD
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


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Scheelite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm669a.jpg] Scheelite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm669b.jpg] Scheelite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm669c.jpg]

Transparent to translucent single Scheelite crystal on Muscovite. The Scheelite is complete and undamaged an 4cm tall. Quality, well selected specimen from the Dr. Steven Morehead collection.


FM670 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/fm670a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/fm670b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/fm670c.jpg]

Translucent green Pyromorphite crystals that radiate and branch out plant-like from a single point at the base. Quality, well selected specimen from the Dr. Steven Morehead collection.


FM671 - Aquamarine $ 450
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
miniature - 4 x 3.6 x 2 cm


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Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm671a.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm671b.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm671c.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm671d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Aquamarine crystals from China. There are two larger Aqua crystals with a smaller third crystal and Muscovite at the lower front. Undamaged with excellent aesthetics. The front face of the front crystal has a dimpled but lustrous surface. Quality, well selected specimen from the Dr. Steven Morehead collection.


FM672 - Sulfur $ 150 SOLD
Caltanissetta Prov., Italy
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Sulfur from Caltanissetta Prov., Italy [db_pics/pics/fm672a.jpg] Sulfur from Caltanissetta Prov., Italy [db_pics/pics/fm672b.jpg] Sulfur from Caltanissetta Prov., Italy [db_pics/pics/fm672c.jpg]

Large Sulfur crystals to 3cm tall on white Aragonite. Comes with an old Fabre Minerals label. Quality, well selected specimen from the Dr. Steven Morehead collection.


FM673 - Dravite $ 450
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm673a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm673b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm673c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm673d.jpg]

This is an uncommon oddity of a Tanzanian Dravite, both in color and form. This locality is known for it's 'rootbeer' brown Dravite crystals, but sometimes crystals with other colors were found. This one starts at the base as a transparent pink crystal with a dark central core. Half way up it experienced fracturing and rehealing resulting in a natural bend that is slightly offset. From there, the dark core goes away leaving a pure pink zone, followed by a yellow termination - just amazing! Complete all around and undamaged.


FM674 - Fluorite 'corners' $ 450
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite 'corners' from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/fm674a.jpg] Fluorite 'corners' from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/fm674b.jpg] Fluorite 'corners' from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/fm674c.jpg] Fluorite 'corners' from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/fm674d.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite known as 'Carthage Corners', odd formations that are distinctive to this mine caused by preferential dissolution of Fluorite cubes. Complete all around with good color. Quality, well selected specimen from the Dr. Steven Morehead collection.


FM675 - Azurite, Malachite on Quartz $ 150 SOLD
Mecissi, Er Rachidia Prov., Morocco
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Azurite, Malachite on Quartz from Mecissi, Er Rachidia Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm675a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Quartz from Mecissi, Er Rachidia Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm675b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Quartz from Mecissi, Er Rachidia Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm675c.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Quartz from Mecissi, Er Rachidia Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm675d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent Quartz crystals partially coated by Azurite and minor amounts of Malachite. Quality, well selected specimen from the Dr. Steven Morehead collection.


FM676 - Copper $ 450
Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.0 cm


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Copper from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/fm676a.jpg] Copper from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/fm676b.jpg] Copper from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/fm676c.jpg] Copper from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/fm676d.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of tall spinel-twinned Copper crystals from the Ray Mine, possibly from the 1970s finds. The crystals have sharp form and a nice old patina. Comes with an old Western Minerals label showing an old price of $350. Quality, well selected specimen from the Dr. Steven Morehead collection.


FM677 - Schorl with Feldspar $ 75 SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Schorl with Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm677a.jpg] Schorl with Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm677b.jpg] Schorl with Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm677c.jpg]

Two terminated black Schorl Tourmaline crystals with attached tan Feldspar crystals. Quality, well selected specimen from the Dr. Steven Morehead collection.

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