January 29, 2018

 

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Small cabinet pieces + matrix pieces

 

 

 

micro crystals in matrix

   
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
SCHNEIDERHÖHNITE

 
Boca Rica Claim, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil One only - An extremely rare iron arsenate as highly lustrous well formed black crystals in groups on matrix with Karibibite and Scorodite. $35.00 

Fe2+Fe3+3As3+5O13

50706
SIEGENITE

 
Nanisivik Mine, Nanisivik, North Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada One only -  Groups of silvery-black tetrahedral crystals on Pyrite rich matrix. $12.00 CoNi2S4

CoNi2S4

50605
VASHEGYITE
B
 
Kociha, Rimavská Sobota Co., Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia Two only of this rare phosphate! Massive white Vashegyite aggregate with small greenish Volborthite crusts and pale bluish Allophane veinlets. $15.00

Al11(PO4)9(OH)6·38H2O

50108
 

macro crystals on matrix

   
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
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
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
HISINGERITE

 
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
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
PREHNITE
AB

C
 

Fairfax quarry, Centreville, Culpeper Basin, Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA (1977) Three only of these unusual but extremely fine "spheres"  as very dark green Prehnite spheres (due to Chlorite inclusions) - A) 3.0 cm; B)3.0 cm; C)2.8 cm  +/- Epidote, Byssolite, Thaumasite, Albite and "Apatite".  $40.00

  Ca2Al(Si3Al)O10(OH)2

9040
PYRITE
AB

CD

Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia Six only of these "unusual" but extremely " beautiful" pieces as highly lustrous brassy Pyrite crystals of various habits on a filigree matrix of sandy beige Calcite. A) 3.3 x 2.5 cm; B) 4.0 x 2.5 cm; C) 3.8 x 2.8 cm; D) 3.5 x 2.5 cm; E) 3.0 x 2.5 cm; F)3.0 x 2.5 cm.    $25.00

FeS2

EF

99054
QUARTZ
AB
 
Barrett quarry, Norfolk-Norwood, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA Two only - Extremely fine combination pieces!!  Highly lustrous doubly terminated water-clear Quartz crystals on matrix of pale pink rhombic Dolomite crystals. A) 2.8 x 2.0cm $25.00;  B) 2.8 x 2.5cm  $35.00

SiO2

9771
QUARTZ
AB
 
Jeffrey Quarry, Jeffrey, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA Two only of these very fine pieces as stacks and groupings of water-clear crystals on matrix A) 1.8 x 2.2 cm; B) 2.8 x 1.8 cm. $20.00  

SiO2

90126
SILVER
AB



 

New Nevada Mine, Cerro San Antonio, San Miguel, Batopilas, Andres Del Rio District, Municipio de Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico Four only of these "amazingly beautiful" pieces!  A) 1.6 x .8 cm - $30.00; B) 3.0 x .6 cm - $30.00; C) 2.8 x 1.3 cm $45.00; D) 2.7 x .8 with a 1.2 cm base - $40.00

Ag

CD  

50014
WULFENITE 

 
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA One only - A fine complex group (1.3 x 1.3 cm) of bright orange flattened tabular crystals on matrix.    $15.00  

PbMoO4

9878


 
     
 

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