Mixed Minerals from Tucson 2024


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FM778 - Fluorite $ 2000
180m Level, Le Burg Mine, Tarn, France
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Fluorite from 180m Level, Le Burg Mine, Tarn, France [db_pics/pics/fm778a.jpg] Fluorite from 180m Level, Le Burg Mine, Tarn, France [db_pics/pics/fm778b.jpg] Fluorite from 180m Level, Le Burg Mine, Tarn, France [db_pics/pics/fm778c.jpg] Fluorite from 180m Level, Le Burg Mine, Tarn, France [db_pics/pics/fm778d.jpg]

Stunning single blue Fluorite crystal with superb color and color zoning. The crystal has bright, glassy surface luster. There is one small edge restoration, otherwise undamaged.


FM779 - Kermesite $ 250
Globe and Phoenix Mine, Que Que, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Kermesite from Globe and Phoenix Mine, Que Que, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/fm779a.jpg] Kermesite from Globe and Phoenix Mine, Que Que, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/fm779b.jpg] Kermesite from Globe and Phoenix Mine, Que Que, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/fm779c.jpg]

Red radial crystals of Kermesite on matrix. From the well known and now defunct Globe and Phoenix Mine, one of the best localities for the species, specimens from which are now rare to find. Ex. Bob Byers collection who purchased it in 2004. Comes with Bob's label and 2 other old labels.


FM780 - Rhodochrosite $ 250
Rothenberg Mine, Oberneisen, Aar-Einrich, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Rothenberg Mine, Oberneisen, Aar-Einrich, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/fm780a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Rothenberg Mine, Oberneisen, Aar-Einrich, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/fm780b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Rothenberg Mine, Oberneisen, Aar-Einrich, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/fm780c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Rothenberg Mine, Oberneisen, Aar-Einrich, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/fm780d.jpg]

Rhodochrosite on matrix from a classic old German locality. The Rhodochrosite occurs as both botryoidal groups and individual scalenohedral crystals. The Rhodochrosite is deep red with a more brown (iron rich?) layer on the surface. The locality is an ancient iron mine, abandoned in 1928, working iron and manganese mineralisations hosted by Devonian schists [MINDAT]. Ex. Bob Byers collection acquired from Wendel Minerals (comes with a Wendel label showing a price of $480).


FM781 - Tourmaline var. Indicolite $ 1800
Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.4 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm781a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm781b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm781c.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm781d.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm781e.jpg]

Gemmy blue Tourmaline crystal that flares out towards the top into multiple terminations. A highly beautiful crystal that is very transparent in the upper half and has excellent blue coloration. There is a missing sidecar crystal on the backside, otherwise undamaged. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection. Weighs 9.17 grams.


FM782 - Vanadinite on Quartz $ 125 SOLD
Taouz Mine, Errachidia Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Vanadinite on Quartz from Taouz Mine, Errachidia Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm782a.jpg] Vanadinite on Quartz from Taouz Mine, Errachidia Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm782b.jpg] Vanadinite on Quartz from Taouz Mine, Errachidia Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm782c.jpg] Vanadinite on Quartz from Taouz Mine, Errachidia Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm782d.jpg]

Red Vanadinite crystals atop a cluster of four terminated Quartz crystals. It's rare to find Vanadinite on Quartz crystals. Comes with a Horst Burkhard label that also notes 'Rare!!'.


FM783 - Willemite $ 1500 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm783a.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm783b.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm783c.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm783d.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm783e.jpg]

Botryoidal blue Willemite from Tsumeb. Great on either side with one side featuring more isolated crystals of Willemite while the other has more of a solid druse of crystals. Ex. Barney Ritter, Jean Marshall collections with labels. Acquired by Jean in 1971 from Bill Larson. Comes with a few old labels.


FM784 - Rhodonite $ 1250 SOLD
San Martin Mine, Chiuruco, Ancash Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 7.8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiuruco, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/fm784a.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiuruco, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/fm784b.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiuruco, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/fm784c.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiuruco, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/fm784d.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiuruco, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/fm784e.jpg]

Cluster of deep reddish pink Rhodonite crystals from Peru. Excellent large example and these are no longer being found. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM785 - Phenakite $ 250 SOLD
Khetchel, Malo, near Momeik, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Phenakite from Khetchel, Malo, near Momeik, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/fm785a.jpg] Phenakite from Khetchel, Malo, near Momeik, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/fm785b.jpg] Phenakite from Khetchel, Malo, near Momeik, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/fm785c.jpg]

Transparent, colorless 'drill bit' shaped Phenakite. Fully transparent with a small side crystal.


FM786 - Phenakite $ 200
Khetchel, Malo, near Momeik, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.0 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Phenakite from Khetchel, Malo, near Momeik, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/fm786a.jpg] Phenakite from Khetchel, Malo, near Momeik, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/fm786b.jpg] Phenakite from Khetchel, Malo, near Momeik, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/fm786c.jpg]

Transparent, colorless 'drill bit' shaped Phenakite crystal. Complete all around, undamaged and perfectly terminated.


FM787 - Phenakite $ 125
Khetchel, Malo, near Momeik, Myanmar
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Phenakite from Khetchel, Malo, near Momeik, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/fm787a.jpg] Phenakite from Khetchel, Malo, near Momeik, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/fm787b.jpg]

Transparent, colorless 'drill bit' shaped Phenakite crystal. Complete all around, undamaged and perfectly terminated.


FM788 - Kammererite $ 450
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


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Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/fm788a.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/fm788b.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/fm788c.jpg]

Showy specimen of the chromium rich Clinochlore varietal known as Kammererite from the world's best locality for the species. This specimen has a larger 8mm crystal on a Chromite matrix covered by smaller crystals. Kammererite specimens of this quality are no longer being found and are now hard to come by.


FM789 - Kammererite $ 250
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey
cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 15 cm


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Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/fm789a.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/fm789b.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/fm789c.jpg]

Showy specimen of the chromium rich Clinochlore varietal known as Kammererite from the world's best locality for the species. This specimen has a larger crystals to 6mm on a Chromite matrix covered by smaller crystals. Kammererite specimens of this quality are no longer being found and are now hard to come by.


FM790 - Kammererite $ 300
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey
miniature - 3.6 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/fm790a.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/fm790b.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/fm790c.jpg]

Showy specimen of the chromium rich Clinochlore varietal known as Kammererite from the world's best locality for the species. This specimen exceptionally deep purple crystals on a Chromite matrix. Kammererite specimens of this quality are no longer being found and are now hard to come by.


FM791 - Wulfenite with Fluorite $ 275 SOLD
Toughnut Mine, Tombstone, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.7 x 2.0 cm


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Wulfenite with Fluorite from Toughnut Mine, Tombstone, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/fm791a.jpg] Wulfenite with Fluorite from Toughnut Mine, Tombstone, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/fm791b.jpg] Wulfenite with Fluorite from Toughnut Mine, Tombstone, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/fm791c.jpg] Wulfenite with Fluorite from Toughnut Mine, Tombstone, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/fm791d.jpg]

Elegant specimen of yellow Wulfenite crystals and colorless Fluorite crystals from the Toughnut Mine. Rich and showy specimen in excellent condition. Quality, well selected specimen from the Dr. Steven Morehead collection.


FM792 - Stibnite on Quartz $ 250
Baia Sprie (Felsobanya), Maramures Co., Romania
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 6 cm


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Stibnite on Quartz from Baia Sprie (Felsobanya), Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/fm792a.jpg] Stibnite on Quartz from Baia Sprie (Felsobanya), Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/fm792b.jpg] Stibnite on Quartz from Baia Sprie (Felsobanya), Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/fm792c.jpg] Stibnite on Quartz from Baia Sprie (Felsobanya), Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/fm792d.jpg]

Spray formations of bright metallic Stibnite crystals atop a layer of drusy Quartz crystals. Quality, well selected specimen from the Dr. Steven Morehead collection. Comes with an old Western Minerals label.

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