JUNE 14, 2017

A ~ O

 

Thumbnail specimens Part 2

 

ADAMITE


 
La Esperanza, Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico One only - A superb specimen 3.5 x 2.0 cm with highly lustrous deep sea green spherules of Adamite. $25.00  

Zn2(AsO4)(OH)

9701
ADAMITE variety CUPRIAN ADAMITE

 
Christiana Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District, Attikí Prefecture, Greece One only -  Highly lustrous spherules 2.0 x 1.5cm of yellowish-lime-green Adamite.  $20.00  

(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH

9700
ADAMITE
San Rafael Mine, Quartz Mountain camp, Lodi District, Lodi Hills, Nye Co., Nevada, USA One only -  Very rich coverage of highly lustrous vitreous spheres of translucent pale green crystals on matrix.  $12.00  

Zn2(AsO4)(OH)

9855
ALMANDINE

 
Rutherford No. 3 pegmatite, Amelia, Amelia Co., Virginia, USA One only - A very fine vitreous deep red 4.0 mm crystal on matrix. $15.00

Ze32+Al2(SiO4)3 

9856
AMPHIBOLE SUPER GROUP VARIETY BYSSOLITE

A  B

CD

Fairfax quarry, Centreville, Culpeper Basin, Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA Four of these extremely fine "old" pieces collected in 1977.  Very fine silky light bluish-grey fibrous to greenish-grey mats on matrix.  $20.00

AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2

9046
ANALCIME
AB   

 
Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada Two only - Sharp euhedral colourless to white dodecahedra on matrix. A) $10.00; B) $12.00

 NaAlSi2O6·H2O

1061
ANAPAITE
Prats-Sampsor, Cerdanya, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain One only - Highly lustrous transparent deep greyish-green crystals on matrix +/- Messelite. $12.00

Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2·4H2O

50203
ANATASE
Dodo Mine, Saranpaul, Khantymansi Okrug, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Prepolar Ural, Western Siberia region, Russia One only of this extremely fine piece! Lustrous black metallic adamantine octahedral crystals on schist. $12.00

TiO2

50903
'APATITE'

 
Utahlite claim, Utahlite Hill, Lucin, Lucin District, Pilot Range, Box Elder Co., Utah, USA One only -  A "superb" 3.0 x 3.0cm piece with full coverage of highly lustrous vitreous "Apatite" crystals. $20.00 9864
'APOPHYLLITE'

 
Bombay Quarry, Mumbai District (Bombay District), Maharashtra, India One only -  A beautiful translucent colourless to white highly lustrous 2.2cm crystal.      $12.00   9866
ARAGONITE
road cut near Raymond, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA One only - Sprays of very fine thin tabular colourless transparent crystals on matrix. $10.00

CaCO3

50302
ARAGONITE variety TARNOWITZITE

 
Tarnowskie Góry (Tarnowitz), Upper Silesia, Poland One only - A pretty piece consisting of two groups of glassy white crystals 2.0 x 2.0cm from the “first reported location” of this variety of Aragonite. $45.00

CaCO3

9703
ARAGONITE variety TARNOWITZITE

 
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia One only - A rare item from this locale! Very fine euhedral colourless to white hexagonal crystals on matrix.  $35.00

CaCO3

9798
ATACAMITE

 
Por Si Acaso Mine, Cachiyuyo de Oro District, Copiapó province, Atacama Region, Chile One only - An extremely fine 4.0xm piece of matrix covered with lustrous dark green crystals. $25.00

Cu2Cl(OH)3 

5235
AURICHALCITE

 
79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona, USA One only - An extremely fine piece 2.6 x 2.8cm of very fine lustrous sprays of deep turquoise-blue almost acicular crystals covering matrix. $20.00

(Zn, Cu2+)5(CO3)2(OH)6

9704
AURICHALCITE

 
Hilarion Mine, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Mines, Lavrion District, Attikí Prefecture, Greece One only - Sprays of silky colourless to turquoise-blue thin tabular crystals on matrix. $10.00

(Zn, Cu2+)5(CO3)2(OH)6

50101
AXINITE-Mn

 
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia One only of this most "impressive" 2.8 x 3.3cm specimen of highly lustrous radiating crystal spray dotted with tiny Quartz or Calcite crystals. $45.00

Ca4Mn2+2Al4[B2Si8O30](OH2)

9744
AZURITE

 
Tynagh Mine, Killimor, County Galway, Ireland One only - Wonderful piece 2.7 x 1.7cm from this classic Irish locale - Highly lustrous deep royal blue to almost purple crystals on matrix. $25.00 

Cu3(CO3)2(OH)

9705
AZURITE

 
Sierra Rica, Municipio de Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico One only - Wonderful piece 1.3 x 1.5cm of highly lustrous deep blue crystals on matrix. $25.00  

Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2

9706
AZURITE
AB 
 
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona, USA Two only of these very fine pieces of very dark blue Azurite crystals with some altering to Malachite. A) A cluster 2.0 x 2.5cm $25.00; B) A grouping 2.0 x 2.8cm $25.00

Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2

9707
AZURITE

 
Blue Grotto prospect, La Sal, La Sal District, San Juan County, Utah, USA One only - A magnificent piece 2.5 x 2.6cm of dark blue "sunflower" spray of crystals. $30.00

Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2

9708
AZURITE

 
Zelidja Mine (Zellidja Mine), Touissit, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco One only - An extremely fine and colourful larger matrix piece as highly lustrous thin tabular dark blue crystals on matrix, some of which are edged with Malachite.   $25.00 

Cu3(CO3)2(OH)

99791
BABINGTONITE
A
Lane & Son Traprock quarries (Lane's Quarry), Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA One only - A) Lustrous black crystals on Quartz 1.8 x 2.5cm $25.00        

Ca2Fe2+Fe3+Si5O14(OH)

9709
BABINGTONITE
B
Lane & Son Traprock quarries (Lane's Quarry), Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA One only - B) Lustrous black crystals on matrix 2.5 x 2.4cm with Prehnite.  $20.00         

Ca2Fe2+Fe3+Si5O14(OH)

9709
BEUDANTITE
Jean Baptiste Mine, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Mines, Lavrion District, Attikí Prefecture, Greece One only - Fine euhedral highly lustrous golden-brown crystals on matrix.   $10.00

   PbFe33+(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6

50102
BEYERITE

 
Elias Mine, Jáchymov, Jáchymov District, Krušné Hory Mts, Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic One only of this rarity! Clusters of tiny flattened light yellow-green crystals forming aggregates on matrix. $15.00

 CaBi2O2(CO3)2

50105
BISMUTHINITE
Julcani Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru One only - A magnificent piece 3.0 x 3.2cm with very rich coverage of elongated acicular black crystals with greyish tabular Baryte crystals. Wonderful!! $35.00

Bi2S3

9710
BISMUTOMICROLITE (OF HOGARTH 1977) - Thumbnail
Manuel Balduino claim, Junco do Seridó, Borborema mineral province, Paraíba, Brazil One only - A section of a glassy deep red-brown crystal. Rather ugly! $10.00 50703
BROOKITE - Thumbnail
Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA One only of this superb specimen - A 1.0 x .8cm textured blackish-grey crystal off matrix.  $10.00

TiO2

9711
CALCITE variety SAND-CALCITE
- Thumbnail
 
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson County, South Dakota, USA One only - A very fine and most unusual piece of beige coloured Calcite variety Sand-Calcite dotted with tiny black (?). Area is closed to collecting! $25.00

CaCO3  

9712
CALCITE - Thumbnails
AB

E

Droujba Mine, Djurkovo Complex, Laki, Laki Obshtina, Rhodope Mountains, Plovdiv Oblast, Bulgaria

 

 

 

Five only of these "extremely" fine pieces as tan coloured (drusy Quartz coated) coating beautiful sharp terminated scalenohedra Calcite crystals – A) 1.8 x 2.5cm specimen with two inter-grown crystals on Quartz $30.00; B) A single 2.6cm crystal off matrix. $25.00;  E) 2.0 x 1.0cm $20.00

CaCO3  

 

9713
CALCITE - Thumbnail 

 
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA One only - An extremely fine highly lustrous vitreous transparent scalenohedra Calcite crystal with phantom on matrix with lustrous deep brick-red Sphalerite crystals. $25.00

CaCO3  

9857
CALCITE / MARCASITE - Thumbnail 
AB

CD

 

Brushy Creek Mine, Greeley, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA Classic pieces for this locality with grayish-blue deeply terminated scalenohedra crystals of translucent Calcite to 3.1 cm with some covering of brassy to iridescent Marcasite. A ~ D - $15.00; E ~ G - $20.00; H - $25.00; I - $30.00

CaCO3 / FeS2

EFG

HI
 

9882
CANAVESITE / NESQUEHONITE - Thumbnail

 
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy Type locality!  One only - A pretty piece with rich coverage of acicular colourless to white sprays on matrix.  $15.00

 Mg2(HBO3)(CO3)·5H2O / MgCO3·3H2O

50103
CAVANSITE - Thumbnail
A

B

Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District, Maharashtra, India Three only of these very rich dark turquoise blue crystal clusters off matrix – A) 1.0cm $15.00; B) 10 x 2.2cm   $25.00

CaV4+OSi4O10·4H2O  

9714
CELESTINE
Les Dalles Mine (Lidal Mine), Mibladen Mining District, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco One only - Very fine examples of this mineral - Groups of colourless blocky crystals on matrix with pale pinkish orange "cockscomb" Baryte. $12.00    

PbCO3

99781
CELESTINE
Les Dalles Mine (Lidal Mine), Mibladen Mining District, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco Two only - Very fine examples of this mineral - Very fine examples of this mineral - Groups of colourless blocky crystals on matrix. $10.00     

PbCO3

99782
CELESTINE
Les Dalles Mine (Lidal Mine), Mibladen Mining District, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco Groups of colourless blocky crystals on matrix with pale pinkish-orange "cockscomb" Baryte on matrix 4.0 x 4.0cm. $20.00

PbCO3

99783
CERUSSITE 
Meckley's Quarry, Mandata, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA One only - An "extremely" fine highly lustrous translucent marbled pale blue1.7cm rhombic crystal on matrix.  $25.00  

SrSO4

9860
'CHABAZITE' - Thumbnail

 
Goble, Columbia County, Oregon, USA One only - A group of colourless vitreous crystals in a vug in basalt.  $10.00

 NaBePO4

50303
'CHABAZITE' - Thumbnail

 
Lane Construction Company Quarry, Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA One only - A very pretty piece with "beautiful" transparent golden yellow crystals on bright white matrix.   $10.00

 NaBePO4

50304
CHALCOALUMITE - Thumbnail

 
Grand View Mine, Horseshoe Mesa, Grandview District, Coconino County, Arizona, USA One only - A fine piece with spherules of light turquoise blue Chalcoalumite on matrix 3.0 x 2.7cm. $25.00 

    CuAl4SO4(OH)12·3H2O 

9715
CHALCOCITE - Thumbnail

 
Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin, USA One only ! Flambeau was world-famous for the quality of Chalcocite. This are very, fine piece  of matrix covered with very sharp silvery-black crystals.  $15.00

 Cu2S

50305
CHALCOPYRITE - Thumbnail

 
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri, USA One only - A very pretty piece 3.3 x 2.0cm of Dolomite matrix richly covered with lustrous metallic iridescent Chalcopyrite crystals.$25.00 

Cu1+Fe3+S2

9716
CHALCOPYRITE
B

 
French Creek Mines, St. Peters, Warwick Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA Two only  of these incredibly beautiful "old time" pieces!  A) Stacks of iridescent crystal plates forming a "V" - very attractive and unusual; B) Brightly iridescent thin tabular plates of crystals.  $25.00  

CuFeS2

9861
CHALCOPYRITE

 
Shaft 38, Niederschlema, Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany One only - Very fine piece with beautiful iridescent modified brassy tetrahedral crystals on curved white Dolomite. $12.00

CuFeS2

50124
CHALCOPYRITE

 
Dreislar Mine, Dreislar, Winterberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany One only - " Beautiful" piece as very fine brassy to iridescent blue-black Chalcopyrite crystals of various habits on Dolomite crystals +/- Baryte.  $12.00

CuFeS2

50146
CONNELLITE

 
Gold Hill Mine, Deep Creek Mountains, Gold Hill District, Tooele County, Utah, USA One only - Highly lustrous tiny (30x) bright royal blue crystal sprays on matrix. $12.00 

 Cu36(SO4)(OH)62Cl8·6H2O

50309
CONNELLITE

 
Gold Hill Mine, Deep Creek Mountains, Gold Hill District, Tooele County, Utah, USA One only - Highly lustrous tiny (30x) bright royal blue crystal sprays on matrix. $12.00 

 Cu36(SO4)(OH)62Cl8·6H2O

50310
COPPER

 
Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia One only - A superb piece comprised of Copper crystals of various habits forming matrix 2.0 x 2.8cm. $25.00

Cu

9717
COPPER
AB
 
Pine Mountain, Iron Springs, Adams Co., Pennsylvania, USA Two only of these very fine dendritic Copper pieces! A) A 2.7 x 2.5cm "tree" of delicate dendritic Copper; B) Rich coverage of reddish-brown Copper crystals partially embedded in Quartz matrix. $25.00

Cu

9862
CORUNDUM variety RUBY - Thumbnail

 
Red Dwarf corundum deposit, Graham Ranch, Granite Mountains, Fremont County, Wyoming, USA One only - A single 1.8 x .8cm worn smooth deep purple crystal off matrix. Just lovely! $20.00  

Al2O3

9720
CORUNDUM variety RUBY - Thumbnail

 
Batwash, Astor District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan One only - A very pretty piece with sharp pale raspberry-red glassy crystals on matrix.  $15.00  

Al2O3

9780
CORUNDUM variety RUBY - Thumbnail

 
Sivec Marble quarry, Sivec Mountain, Prilep, Republic of Macedonia One only -  A pretty 1.6cm specimen comprised of two inter-grown pale pink crystals off matrix. $20.00  

Al2O3

9824
COSALITE - Thumbnail
 
 
Gladhammar Mines, Västervik, Småland, Sweden One only - An aesthetically challenged piece with silvery-black sections in matrix. $10.00

 Pb2Bi2S5

50104
'CROSSITE'
AB  

C

 

Einberg, Seydegg, Abtenau, Salzburg, Austria Three only - Part of the Amphibole Super Group. Fine specimens with blue-black elongated tabular to acicular crystals on matrix. A, B - $20.00; C - $25.00

 

50100
CUPRITE variety CHALCOTRICHITE

 
Christmas Mine, Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila County, Arizona, USA One only -  A very pretty two-sided piece with mats of reddish-golden acicular crystals on matrix. A pretty piece with wonderful colour!    $12.00

 Cu2O

50306
CUPRITE variety CHALCOTRICHITE

 
Christmas Mine, Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila County, Arizona, USA One only - A very pretty two-sided piece with mats of reddish-golden acicular crystals on matrix. A pretty piece!    $12.00

 Cu2O

50307
CUPRITE variety CHALCOTRICHITE
Christmas Mine, Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila County, Arizona, USA One only - Very rich coverage of mats of reddish-golden acicular crystals on matrix. A pretty piece!    $12.00

 Cu2O

50308
DELHAYELITE
   

B

Koashkar Mt, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia Two only of this rarity as clusters of pinkish-brown plates or columnar crystals on matrix. $15.00

  K7Na3Ca5Al2Si14O38F4Cl2

50904
DIOPTASE

Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia A "superb" specimen from this classic locale! Sharp transparent to translucent "crystals" to 5mm on matrix. $40.00

CuSiO3.H2O

5237
DOLOMITE

  
Blue Bell, Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA One only - What a pretty piece! Stacks of lustrous pearly white Dolomite wafers forming matrix 2.1 x 2.0cm. $20.00

CaMg(CO3)2

9722
DOLOMITE

  
Corydon Stone Co. Quarry, Corydon, Harrison Co., Indiana, USA One only - A lovely piece 2.2 x 2.0cm glassy pale pink crystals.  $20.00

CaMg(CO3)2

9724
DOLOMITE / QUARTZ / PYRITE
  
Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, Cumbria, England, UK One only - A very pretty 3.3 x 2.8cm piece with very fine iridescent Pyrite and drusy Quartz on Dolomite matrix. $25.00

CaMg(CO3)2

9721
DOLOMITE on UVITE

  
Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil One only - Beige Dolomite crystals to 1.0cm on a very fine black textured 2.3cm Uvite crystal.  $35.00

CaMg(CO3)2

9723
DOLOMITE variety FERROAN DOLOMITE
AB

C
  

Vekol Mine, Sif Vaya area, Vekol District, Vekol Mountains, Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, Pinal County, Arizona, USA Three only of these very fine dark brownish-brich red pieces! A) 2.2 x 1.0cm dotted with tiny Quartz (or Calcite ) crystals; B) 2.8 x 1.5cm with crystals to 2.0mm; C) 1.9 x 2.2cm   $20.00

CaMg(CO3)2

9727
DURANGITE

 
Barranca Mine, Coneto de Comonfort, Municipio de Coneto de Comonfort, Durango, Mexico Type locality! One only - A fine piece - Rick coverage of glassy brick red crystal on matrix. $15.00

  NaAlAsO4F

50651
EMMONSITE
San Miguel Mine, Moctezuma, Municipio de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico One only - A very rare iron-tellurite! Light yellow-green crystals and aggregates on matrix. $15.00 

Fe3+2[Te4+O3)3·2H2O  

50653
EPIDOTE
Los Aliados de America, Los Gavilanes, Municipio de Tecate, Baja California, Mexico One only - An extremely fine piece!  A fine fan-like spray (2.4cm) of lustrous dark olive green crystals. $30.00

Ca2Fe3+Al2(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)  

9725
ERYTHRITE
Mount Cobalt Mine, Selwyn District, Mount Isa - Cloncurry area, Queensland, Australia One only - Pretty! An extremely fine piece 3.4 x 2.0cm richly covering matrix with a beautiful varying shades of pale to darker almost acicular sprays and groupings of Erthyrite crystals. $30.00

Co3(AsO4)2·8H2O

9727
FILLOWITE

 
Kiluli, Western Province, Rwanda One only -  Aesthetically challenged!  A very rare mineral as greasy red-brown stringers in matrix.  $15.00

Na2CaMn72+(PO4)6

50902
FLUORAPATITE
Harvard Quarry, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine, USA One only - A very fine piece! Light purple prismatic crystals on matrix.  $12.00

Ca5(PO4)3F

50301
FLUORAPATITE
AB
 
Morefield Mine, Winterham, Amelia County, Virginia, USA Two only - A rare find!   Very fine highly lustrous pale blue stubby prismatic crystals in matrix. $15.00

Ca5(PO4)3F

50312
FRANCKEITE
Santa Cruz Mine, Poopó town, Poopó Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia One only - Matrix 3.0 x 2.7cm comprised of lustrous black metallic Franckeite +/- Cylindrite. Quite a strikingly pretty piece! $30.00

Pb2.7Sn9.3Fe4.0Sb8.1S56.9

9729
GALENA
    

 
Buick Mine, Bixby, Viburnum Trend District, Iron Co., Missouri, USA One only -  What a "wonderful" old unusual 28 gram 2.0 x 1.3 x 1.5cm piece with intergrown modified Galena crystals coated with a film of golden Pyrite.  $30.00

PbS

9806
GAUDEFROYITE
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa One only - A very fine sub-adamantine doubly terminated black 1.3cm single striated crystal off matrix. $20.00

Ca4Mn3+3(BO3)3(CO3)O

9730
GOETHITE after PYRITE
Norwood, Stanley County, North Carolina, USA One only - Six inter-grown Pyrite cubes to 1.2cm completely covered in dark brassy-brown Goethite. A very fine piece!     $25.00

FeO(OH)

9731
GRAPHITE
AB

C
 

Saint Sauveur Graphite occurrence, Saint-Sauveur, Les Pays - D'en Haut RCM, Laurentides, Québec, Canada Three only - Superb highly lustrous flattened euhedral metallic crystals in carbonate. An unusual habit for Graphite. $12.00

 C

50625
GRANDIDIERITE

 
Cap Andrahomana, Ranopiso Commune, Taolañaro District, Anosy Region, Tuléar Province, Madagascar Type locality! One only - A very fine example of this rare item! A 2.8cm translucent blue-green crystal. $40.00

 MgAl3O2(BO3)SiO4

50905
GYPSUM
Grand Erg Oriental Desert, Douz, Tunisia One only - A lovely 3.8cm piece with a stacked cluster of deep sandy beige discoidal crystals. $25.00

CaSO4.2H2

5230
GYPSUM
AB 
Hopewell, adjacent to Prince George County, Virginia, USA Like most Gypsum variety Selenite the tips of the crystals are a little "frayed" adding to the charm of these (no longer accessible) floater pieces. $10.00

CaSO4·2H2O

CDE

9886
'HECTORITE' - Thumbnail

 
Lyles Hectorite Mine, Hillside, Thompson Valley, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA One only - Encrustations of creamy-white to colourless crystals on matrix. $15.00

Na0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2

50313
HELVINE - Thumbnail
AB

C

Navegador Mine, Penha do Norte, Conselheiro Peña, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil Very, very fine pieces with mottled greenish-yellow crystals on Albite matrix. C - $15.00; A, B - $20.00

Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S

50757
HEMATITE - Thumbnail
 
Pizzo Lucendro, Lucendro Valley, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland One only - A beautiful piece 2.8 x 2.8cm piece with almost spherical groups of brilliantly lustrous metallic black crystals on matrix.  A wonderful specimen!  $30.00

Fe2O3

9807
HEMIMORPHITE - Thumbnail
79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona, USA One only - A "superb" 3.2 x 2.5cm specimen consisting of 8 silky light bluish-grey botryoids on matrix with tiny colourless elongated Hemimorphite crystals perched on top. $30.00

Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O   

9734
HEMIMORPHITE - Thumbnail
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico One only - An absolutely beautiful 2.7cm "fan" of highly lustrous thick tabular colourless to opaque white crystals.  $30.00

Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O   

9808
HEMIMORPHITE - Thumbnail

 
La Motte Mine, Mine La Motte, Fredericktown District, Madison Co., Missouri, USA One only -  A pretty micro with a cluster of very lustrous colourless crystals off matrix. $10.00

Zn4Si2O7(OH)2.H2O

50314
HENMILITE - Thumbnail
Fuka Mine, Bitchu-cho, Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan Type locality! An extremely rare mineral! Very fine specimens as deep blue to blue-violet euhedral crystals on matrix. $25.00

Ca2Cu[B(OH)4]2(OH)

50906
HISINGERITE - Thumbnail

 
Morococala Mine, Santa Fé Mining District, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia One only - A very fine piece! Botryoids and globules of vitreous red-brown crystals. $15.00

Fe2Si2O5(OH)4·2H2O  

50700
HOLFERTITE - Thumbnail

 
Holfertite pit, Starvation Canyon (Searles Canyon), Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA One only - Type locality! Extremely fine example of this rarity! Sharp elongated tabular yellow crystals on matrix +/- Topaz, Hematite, Bixbyite. $25.00

 (UO2)1.75Ca0.25TiO4·3H2O

50315
HYDROXYAPOPHYLLITE-(K)
AB  C
 
Chantilly Quarry, Chantilly, Loudoun Co., Virginia, USA Three only -  Highly lustrous vitreous flattened tabular crystals on matrix A)2.5 x 2.2cm; B)3.0 x 2.0cm; 2.7 x 2.5cm. $20.00

KCa4Si8O20(OH,F)·8H2O

9865
HYDROXYAPOPHYLLITE-(K)
 
Chantilly Quarry, Chantilly, Loudoun Co., Virginia, USA One only - An extremely fine matrix piece with highly lustrous water-clear crystals on lustrous pale green Prehnite matrix 3.5 x 2.5 cm. $35.00

KCa4Si8O20(OH,F)·8H2O

90133
HYDROZINCITE

 
Evelyn Mine, Pine Creek, Victoria-Daly Region, Northern Territory, Australia One only - A very pretty piece with lustrous silky crystal sprays on Hemimorphite. $15.00

Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6

50800
ILVAITE - Thumbnail

 
1st Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia One only - An extremely fine 2.5 x 3.0cm specimen with highly lustrous black Ilvaite crystals on and with Quartz crystals. $30.00

CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)(OH)

9736
ILVAITE - Thumbnail

 
South Mountain Mine, South Mountain District, Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA One only - A single highly lustrous black textured 2.0 x 1.0cm crystal off matrix.  $25.00

CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)(OH)

9809
INESITE - Thumbnail

 
Hale Creek Mine, Mad River Rock, Coastal Range, Trinity Co., California, USA One only -  A very pretty piece 2.5 x 2.3cm with a 2.0cm stack of very fine pale mauve-rose pink Inesite crystals. $35.00

Ca2Mn72+Si10O28(OH)2·5H2O

9737
IMITERITE - Thumbnail 


 

Imiter Mine, Imiter District, Djbel Saghro, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco Type locality! One only - A fine 3.4cm combination piece with Imiter, Proustite and Xanthoconite. $30.00

Ag2HgS2

50901
JUANITAITE - Thumbnail

 
150' Level, Gold Hill Mine, Gold Hill District, Deep Creek Mountains, Tooele County, Utah, USA One only - Collected May 31, 2003 A very, very rare mineral as groups of tiny resinous to dull, translucent yellow green crystals on matrix. $15.00

(Cu,Ca,Fe)10Bi(AsO4)4(OH)11·2H2O

50316
KARIBIBITE - Thumbnail

 
Boca Rica Claim, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil One only - Sprays of golden-brown acicular crystals on Löllingite. $20.00

Fe3+2As3+4(O,OH)9

50704
LAUMONTITE - Thumbnail

 
Chipman Brook, Bay of Fundy, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada One only -  A lovely 3.5 x 1.6cm specimen of reddish-pink tinged chalky white Laumontite.  $15.00 

Ca(Si4Al2)O12·4H2O

9738
LAZURITE - Thumbnail

 
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan Type locality! One only - An "extremely" fine 1.0 x .6cm deep purplish-blue glassy crystal partially embedded in matrix. $30.00

 Na6 Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2

9739
LIBETHENITE - Thumbnail

 
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona, USA One only - Beautiful specimen! Rich coverage of highly lustrous vitreous dark green micro crystals on matrix 2.9 x 2.0cm $25.00

  Cu2PO4(OH)

9740
LINARITE - Thumbnail
Harrington-Hickory Mine, Topache Peak, Star and North Star Districts, Star Range, Beaver Co., Utah, USA One only - A very fine 2.5 x 2.2cm matrix with very, very fine highly lustrous electric blue elongated crystals. $15.00

PbCuSO4(OH)2

9867
'LEPIDOLITE' - Thumbnail
    

 
Pederneira claim, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil One only - A pretty specimen 2.2 x 2.0cm with a 1.5cm pale green Elbaite crystal resting in a 1.5 cm Albite variety Clevelandite crystal surrounded on three side with lustrous purplish-pink Lepidolite. $35.00

  KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2 to K(Li1.5Al1.5)(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2

9741
MAGNETITE - Thumbnail

 
Cap D'Or, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada One only of this "extremely" fine piece! Highly lustrous modified black cubic crystals on matrix 3.0 x 2.5cm. $25.00

Fe2+Fe23+O4

50623
MAGNETITE - Thumbnail
Christie Mine, Wright Mountain, New Idria District, Diablo Range, Fresno Co., California, USA One only - A very aesthetic 3.2 x 2.3cm piece with rich coverage of highly lustrous vitreous black crystals on matrix with lustrous Dolomite. $20.00

Fe2+Fe3+2O4  

9868
MALACHITE

 
New Cornelia Mine (Ajo Mine), Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima Co., Arizona, USA One only - A very pretty 2.9 x 1.5cm specimen of silky feathery emerald green Malachite after (?).  $20.00

Cu2CO3(OH)2

9742
MALACHITE after AZURITE - Thumbnail

 
Sir Dominick Mine, Yudnamutana District, Arkaroola Region, North Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia One only - A very "dramatic" piece 3.0 x 2.8cm with very dark green Malachite after Azurite with some Azurite peeking out between the Malachite. $35.00

Cu2CO3(OH)2

9743
MALACHITE 
AB

CD

 

Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, Peoples Republic of China

 

Very aesthetic but very unusual looking botryoidal groups of Malachite off matrix. $20.00

Cu2CO3(OH)2

EF

GH

9879
MARCASITE

 
Rensselaer Quarry, Pleasant Ridge, Jasper Co., Indiana, USA One only - A very aesthetic 3.0 x 1.0cm piece of stacked tiny brassy Marcasite crystals. $30.00

FeS2

9745
MARCASITE - Thumbnail

 
Vintírov, Sokolov, Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic One only - An “extremely” fine piece 3.2 x 2.0cm composed of many Marcasite crystals of various habits. A very, very fine piece!  $25.00

FeS2

9753
MARCASITE - Thumbnail

 
Cap Blanc-Nez (Escalles), Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France One only - A 2.9cm almost perfectly round textured sphere (58 grams) with a sprinkling of tiny lustrous Marcasite crystals. $30.00

FeS2

9754
METASWITZERITE

 
Iron Monarch open cut, Iron Knob, Middleback Range, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia One only - Very lustrous pale pink silky micaceous crystals on matrix. $15.00

Mn32+(PO4)2·4H2O   

50801
MICROCLINE variety AMAZONITE
 
              
Crystal Creek, Crystal Peak area, Teller County, Colorado, USA One only -A very fine lustrous piece 2.7 x 3.0cm of turquoise coloured Amazonite. $30.00   

K(AlSi3O8)

9702
MILLERITE in QUARTZ variety CHALCEDONY - Thumbnail
AB
 
US highway 27 road cut, Halls Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA Two only of these Quartz geodes with wonderful "feathery" sprays of golden brassy-brown Millerite across each vug! A) 1.0 x .8cm spray $30.00; B) A "bushy" group 1.5 x 1.0cm $45.00 

NiS

9746
MIMETITE
  

 
Potosí Mine (El Potosí Mine), Francisco Portillo, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico One only - A most "excellent" 3.7 x 2.0cm (36 grams) piece consisting of two spherules 2.0 x 2.0cm and 1.0 x 1.8cm of highly lustrous vitreous butterscotch coloured Mimetite from this location with pinkish-white rhombic Calcite. $30.00

Pb5(AsO4)3Cl

9747
MIMETITE on SEGNITITE - Thumbnail


 
San Rafael Mine, Quartz Mountain camp, Lodi District, Lodi Hills, Nye Co., Nevada, USA One only - A very fine piece with grain-like lustrous white Mimetite crystals on Segnitite matrix 3.5 x 2.0cm with hoppered Adamite crystals.  $15.00

Pb5(AsO4)3Cl / PbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6

9870
MUSCOVITE

 
Nello Teer Crabtree Creek Quarry, Raleigh, Wake Co., North Carolina, USA One only - A very, very fine example of this mineral with stubby hexagonal translucent rich chocolate brown crystals on matrix 1.5 x 2.1cm.    $30.00

 KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH)2

9810
NATIVE LEAD


 
Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden One only - A pretty "coral-like" fan of greyish-white to white Lead off matrix. $20.00

Pb

9869
NATROLITE - TN

 
Grahams Quarry, Kellows Road, Cosgrove, City of Greater Sheppard, Victoria, Australia One only -  Extremely fine specimen! Sprays of pinky-beige acicular crystals in vugs in basalt +/- Analcime crystals on matrix 3.3 x 1.9cm. $12.00

Na2(Si3Al2)O10.2H2O   

50802
NORBERGITE

 
Franklin Quarry, Franklin Marble, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA One only - Light brown crystalline material in calcite matrix. $10.00

 Mg3SiO4F2   Mg3SiO4F2

50317
OLIVENITE

 
Majuba Hill Mine, Antelope District, Pershing County, Nevada, USA One only - A fine example of this mineral - The matrix is covered with lustrous glassy green crystals. $12.00

Cu2(AsO4)(OH)

50318
OPAL variety OPAL-AN on TOPAZ

 
Mina Veronica, El Copetillo, Municipio de Villa García, Zacatecas, Mexico One only - A 2.0 cm stack of colourless glassy (Hyalite) perched on a 2.0cm beautiful reddish-brown Topaz crystal with Hyalite phantom  $30.00

  SiO2·nH2O

9735
ORTHOCLASE
Grimsel Pass, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland One only - Highly lustrous opaque white to light grey rhombic crystals with a greasy lustre to 2.0cm forming a geometric stack 4.0 x 3.0cm. Just a very pretty piece!   $30.00

  KAlSi3O8

9748
ORTHOCLASE
Acushnet Quarry, Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA One only -  A pretty stack (2.8 x 2.0cm) of Orthoclase coated with tiny lustrous dark olive green Chlorite crystals from 1.0 to 2.0cm. The largest crystals has little Orthoclase crystals protruding from the crystal.    $25.00

  KAlSi3O8

9749

     

 
     
 

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