October 7, 2017

 

Bargain Minerals

 

$5.00 each - or - 4 for $10.00 

OR

The whole lot 99 pieces for $200.00

 

ADAMITE
Ojuela Mine, Mapími, Municipio de Mapími, Durango, Mexico Three only of these wonderful specimens! Colourless to light yellow to green sharp crystals on matrix.

Zn2(AsO4)(OH)

7100
ANALCIME

 
Monument, Grant County, Oregon, USA One only - Superb lustrous water-clear Analcime with Pyrite.   

Na2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O

7112
ALBITE
New Exchequer Dam, Mariposa County, California, USA One only - Sharp lustrous colourless transparent tabular crystals on matrix.

Na(AlSi3O8)

9007
ANALCIME
Canwood Street Site, Agoura Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County, California, USA One only - Very nice colourless transparent crystals with cube faces on matrix.

Na2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O

9008
ARAGONITE
Levane, Bucine, Valdarno, Arezzo Province, Tuscany, Italy Two only - Tapering crystals of bright white crystal groups 432 with Phillipsite, 442 with Analcime.   

CaCO3

7474
ARAGONITE
Nickenicher Satter, Eich, Andernach, Eifel Mountains, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany One only - A very good piece! Groups of white "dogtooth" crystals on matrix.   

CaCO3

7480
ARSENOPYRITE
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru Three only - "Nests" of very sharp brassy metallic crystals.

FeAsS

7132
BARYTE       
Padern, Aude, Longedoc-Roussillon, France One only - Tiny colourless tabular crystals in a vug in matrix.  

BaSO4

7693
BARYTE       
Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes, France One only - A pretty group pf thin tabular crystal to 1.2cm forming matrix.    

BaSO4

7697
CALCITE   
Burnt Cabin Creek, Spray, Wheeler County, Oregon, USA A pretty piece! White dogtooth crystals on matrix.   

CaCO3

7008
CALCITE
AB
     
Neer Road, Goble, Columbia County, Oregon, USA Extremely fine specimens! - Fine pieces with lustrous colourless rhombs on 'Heulandite'.   

CaCO3

7172
CALCITE   
Horseshoe Dam area, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA One only -Cluster of white sphenoidal crystals on matrix.

CaCO3

7173
CALCITE   
Milford Mine, Goodsprings District, Spring Mts, Clark County, Nevada, USA One only -Rich coverage of colourless crystals on and with Hydrozincite.

CaCO3

7175
'CHABAZITE'  

     
Badger Spring Road cut, north of Phoenix, Arizona USA One only - Groupings of "superb" lustrous colourless cubic crystals richly filling a vug in matrix. 7179
CHALCOPYRITE
Crystal-Comstock Prospect, Kukagami Road, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada One only - Iridescent blue-black metallic crystals with Pyrite.

CuFeS2

7017
CHRYSOCOLLA

 
Orogrande, Orogrande District, Otero County, New Mexico, USA A very fine piece!  Usually Chrysocolla occurs as botryoids on complex matrix. Some is pseudomorphing after Malachite, nearly all pieces have lustrous drusy tiny Quartz crystals. Quite a nice contrast!

Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4·nH2O (x < 1)

7195
CHRYSOCOLLA
    
Blue Bell Mine, Baker, Soda Lake Mts, San Bernardino County, California, USA One only - Flattened elongated tabular crystals and light blue botryoids on matrix.

Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4·nH2O (x < 1)

7196
COLEMANITE
Terry Mine, Amargosa Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA One only - Sharp white to colourless crystals on matrix. One with "5" clusters of sharp crystals off matrix.

Ca[B3O4(OH)3]·H2O

7023
CRANDALLITE
  


 

Iron Monarch open cut, Iron Knob, Middleback Range, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia Four only - Sharp colourless to white pseudo-cubic crystals on matrix. $8.00

CaAl3(PO4)2(OH)5·H2O  

CDE

9063
DESCLOIZITE
Grey Horse Mine, Riverside, Riverside District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona, USA One only - Groups of lustrous glassy transparent to translucent orange crystals.       

Pb(Zn,Cu)(VO4)(OH)

9075
DIOPTASE
     
 
Harquahala Mine, Bonanza and Golden Eagle Mine group, Martin Peak, Salome, Little Harquahala District, Little Harquahala Mts, La Paz County, Arizona, USA Very pretty piece! Highly lustrous flattened tabular crystal sprays on matrix with 'Fluorapophyllite'.   

CuSiO3·H2O

7220
DUFRÉNITE

Iron Monarch open cut, Iron Knob, Middleback Range, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia One only - Brownish to green clusters in a vug in matrix.      

Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6·2H2O  

9078
ENARGITE 
National Belle Mine (National Bell Mine), Red Mountain, Red Mountain District, Ouray Co., Colorado, USA TWo only - Sharp stubby silvery-black crystals on matrix. 

 Cu3AsS4

7226
FLUORITE

    
Denton mine, Goose Creek Mine Group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA One only - Sharp purple edged colourless crystals on matrix.  

CaF2

7245
HEMATITE
    
Big Bertha Mine, Middle Camp-Oro Fino District, Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA One only - Lustrous silvery-black crystals on matrix.    

Fe2O3

7644
HEMIMORPHITE

    
Blue Bell Mine, Baker, Soda Lake Mts, San Bernardino County, California, USA One only - Rich coverage of lustrous colour crystals sprays or fans on matrix.

Fe2OZn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O

7275
'HEULANDITE'

    
Monte Hills, Monte Lake Road cut, Kamloops Mining District, British Columbia, Canada Two only -   A sphere of pink crystals on matrix. 7273
'HEULANDITE' 

Hattler Brother Quarry, Jamestown, Jamestown District, Mother Lode Belt, Tuolumne County, California, USA Two only - Clusters of sharp glassy colourless crystals on matrix. 9124
KIDWELLITE

    
Indian Mountain, Cherokee County, Alabama, USA One only -A fine example of this phosphate as olive-green spherules on matrix.

 NaFe3+9(PO4)6(OH)11·3H2O

7638
LEUCOPHOSPHITE
 
Tom's quarry, Kapunda, North Mount Lofty Ranges, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia One only - Clusters of yellowish to brown crystals on matrix.

MFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)·2H2O

9130
'LÉVYNE'

    
Monte Hills, Monte Lake Road cut, Kamloops Mining District, British Columbia, Canada One only - Lustrous colourless tabular crystals in vugs in matrix.    7082
LÉVYNE-Ca

    
Burnt Cabin Creek, Spray, Wheeler County, Oregon, USA Two only - Very fine aesthetic pieces! Sharp thin tabular crystals on matrix +/- "Phillipsite", Chlorite. 

(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12]·6H2O 

7300
MAGNETITE

    
Burra Burra Mine (Tennessee Copper Company; Copperhill Operations), Ducktown District, Polk Co., Tennessee, USA Two only - Sharp black octahedral single crystals pin-mounted.

 Fe2+Fe3+2O4  

7309
MALACHITE  
  
Orogrande, Orogrande District, Otero County, New Mexico, USA One only - A most "beautiful" Malachite specimen! Sprays and "bowties" of highly lustrous silky emerald green crystals richly covering matrix. Wonderful!   

 Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

7311
MALACHITE  
  
Sterling Mine, Providence, Big Bug District, Bradshaw Mts, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA Rich coverage of lustrous glassy emerald green acicular crystals on matrix.  

 Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

7312
MIMETITE

 
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA Two only - Very rich coverage of highly lustrous tiny dark orange crystal son matrix. 

Pb5(AsO4)3Cl

7705
MIMETITE
Richmond-Sitting Bull Mine, Galena District, Lawrence County, South Dakota, USA One only - A fine bright orange crystal in a vug in matrix.    $8.00

Pb5(AsO4)3Cl  

9146
NATROLITE
A   
BC  
 
Monument, Grant County, Oregon, USA Very fine examples with elongated transparent crystal sprays on matrix.

Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O
               

7332
NATROLITE

 
Burnt Cabin Creek, Spray, Wheeler County, Oregon, USA One only - Very fine colourless almost but not quite flat-lying bowties on matrix. A pretty piece!

Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O
 

7333
NATROLITE

 
Hohenhewen (Hohenhöwen), Engen, Hegau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany One only - Sprays of silky acicular crystals in a vug.

Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O
 

7335
NATROLITE
  
Fohberg Quarry (Hauri Quarry), Bötzingen, Kaiserstuhl, Baden-Württemberg, Germany One only - Elongated thin tabular crystal groups on matrix. 

Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O

7336
ORPIMENT
Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department, Peru One only - Brilliant orange crystals on matrix.  

As2S3

9156
PHARMACOSIDERITE

 
Gold Hill Mine, Gold Hill District, Deep Creek Mountains, Tooele County, Utah, USA Two only of these extremely fine specimens! Very, very fine sharp orangey-brown cubes on matrix. 

KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4·6-7H2O

7511
PHARMACOSIDERITE
Lone Tree Mine, Buffalo Mountain District, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA Two only - Very lustrous cubes with Arseniosiderite and Dufrénite.  

KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4·6-7H2O

9157
PLATTNERITE

 
Milford Mine, Goodsprings District, Spring Mts, Clark County, Nevada, USA One only - A very aesthetic pieces! Tiny elongated to acicular highly lustrous blackish-brown crystals on matrix.

PbO2

7362
PYRITE 
US highway 27 road cut, Halls Gap, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA Four - Lustrous sharp brassy to coppery to iridescent crystals of various habits +/- Chalcopyrite on matrix.

FeS2

7371
'PYROXENE GROUP'   

 
Ettringer Bellerberg, Bellerberg volcano, Ettringen, Mayen, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Two only - Very, very fine elongated lustrous transparent brown to translucent orange-brown crystals on matrix.     7377
QUARTZ
US highway 27 road cut, Halls Gap, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA One only - Sharp colourless to white groups with coppery Pyrite. 

SiO2

7378
QUARTZ
Interior South Dakota, USA One only - A very aesthetic piece!  A section of Quartz geode lined with lustrous crystals. 

SiO2

7534
SIDERITE

 
Hall Molybdenum Mine (Liberty Mine), San Antone District, San Antonio Mts, Nye County, Nevada, USA One only - One only of this fine piece! Lustrous transparent orange-brown to dark brown crystals on matrix.

FeCO3

7548
SIDERITE

 
Antler Mine, Arrastra Mt., Hualapai District, Hualapai Mts, Mohave Co., Arizona, USA One only - Pretty piece with rich coverage of lustrous iridescent crystals on matrix.

FeCO3

7549
SMITHSONITE

 
Lockport, New York, USA One only - A pretty piece with fine groups of colourless crystals with Hemimorphite crystals.

ZnCO3

7556
SPHALERITE
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru One only of this very fine piece! Sub-adamantine black to dark brown crystal masses.

ZnS

7409
SPHALERITE
LaFarge Quarry, Beamsville, Ontario, Canada One only - A fine piece with orange rhombs and Calcite on matrix.

ZnS

7559
SPHALERITE
Maxwell quarry (Morisson quarry; Maxwell Brucite quarry), Wakefield, Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM, Outaouais, Québec, Canada Two only - A very pretty pieces with lustrous transparent yellow-brown crystals off matrix.

ZnS

7561
SPHALERITE
Lockport, New York, USA One only of these exquisite single crystals pin-mounted - Bright yellow to orange transparent lustrous crystals.

ZnS

7562
STELLERITE 
Skookumchuck Dam, Bucoda, Thurston County, Washington, USA Extremely fine glassy colourless tabular crystals on 'Heulandite'.

Ca[Al2Si7O18]·7H2O

7414
'STILBITE'

 
Neer Road, Goble, Columbia County, Oregon, USA One only - Very fine combination piece of Stilbite crystals +/- Calcite, 'Heulandite', "Chabazite" on matrix. 7418
'STILBITE'

 
Monte Hills, Monte Lake Road cut, Kamloops Mining District, British Columbia, Canada One only - Colourless tabular crystals in vugs in matrix. 7565
'STILBITE'

 
Midnite Mine (Midnight Mine; Boyd lease), Turtle Lake, Spokane Indian Reservation, Stevens Co., Washington, USA One only -A fine piece! Sharp tabular transparent to translucent chatoyant tabular crystals on matrix. 7704
STILPNOMELANE
Sterling Mine, Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York, USA One only - Very interesting pieces! Clusters and sprays of chatoyant brassy thin tabular crystals on Quartz.

(K,Ca,Na)(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36·nH2O

7419
STRONTIANITE
East Stone Gap Quarry, East Stone Gap, Wise Co., Virginia, USA Two only - Very fine sprays of bright white crystals on matrix.

SrCO1

7421
STRONTIANITE

 
Francon Quarry, Montréal, Québec, Canada One only - Sharp colourless to white glassy crystals on Quartz.   

SrCO1

7568
TETRAHEDRITE

 
Advance Mine, Colorado Hill, Loope, Monitor - Mogul District, Alpine County, California, USA One only -  Very fine piece with clusters of silvery black metallic crystals on matrix. 7577
TOPAZ

 
East Grants Ridge, Cibola County, New Mexico, USA Three only - Colourless to just a hint of pinkish-beige Topaz crystals on Rhyolite matrix.

 Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2

7434
TOURMALINE variety DRAVITE
Rist Mine (North America Emerald Mine), Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA One only - Fine piece with lustrous dark brown crystals pin-mounted.            $8.00 7438
VANADINITE  
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mts, Municipio de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico One only of these unusual pieces! - Hoppered orange to orangey-brown vitreous prismatic "half-hexagonal" crystals off matrix. 

Pb5(VO4)3Cl

7590
WULFENITE

 
Defiance Mine, Costello Mine group, Gleeson, Turquoise District, Dragoon Mts, Cochise County, Arizona, USA One only - Small blocky dull yellow crystals on matrix.

PbMoO4

7448
WULFENITE  
Glove Mine, Glove Mine group, Devil's Cash Box ridge, Amado, Cottonwood Canyon, Tyndall District, Santa Rita Mts, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA A) - Two with fine tapering elongated crystals on matrix. B) - One with dipyramidal yellow-brown crystals on matrix.

PbMoO4

7453
WULFENITE

 
Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mts, Municipio de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico One only - Very fine glassy lustrous yellow transparent crystals on matrix.

PbMoO4

7455
ZIRCON variety CYRTOLITE  
Madawaska Mine (Faraday Mine), Faraday Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada Two only - Very fine examples as blocky brown crystals on and in matrix. 

ZrSiO4T

7458
ZUNYITE 

    
Big Bertha Mine, Middle Camp-Oro Fino District, Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA One only - Sharp colourless to light brown pyramidal crystals on matrix. 

Al13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl

7549
 


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