JUNE 14, 2017

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Thumbnail specimens Part 2

 

AMPHIBOLE SUPER GROUP VARIETY BYSSOLITE 

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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
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
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
BROOKITE  **
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  **

 
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

 
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. $30.00

CaCO3  

9857
CERUSSITE
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
CERUSSITE
AB
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
CERUSSITE
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
'CHABAZITE'  **

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

 NaBePO4

50303
CHALCOALUMITE  **

 
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
CHALCOPYRITE **

 
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
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
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
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
CORUNDUM variety RUBY **

 
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 **

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

 Pb2Bi2S5

50104
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'HECTORITE' **

 
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
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  **
 
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  **

 
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
HOLFERTITE  **

 
Holfertite pit, Starvation Canyon (Searles Canyon), Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA 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)  **
 
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   **

 
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  **

 
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
JUANITAITE  **

 
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
LAUMONTITE   **

 
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   **

 
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   **

 
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   **
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
MAGNETITE

 
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   **
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   **
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
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
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   **
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  **
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
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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