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151 specimens listed
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Austinite
stock #19.1-753
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.8 x 4.3 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $800


Austinite is usuall only seen as micro crystals but the finds at Mina Ojuela were by far the best and largest ever found. This is a superb example of the radial crystals of large size and in perfect condition. Esthetic, bright well perched balls of sparkling crystals stand out on the matrix. This Austinite was part of a single small pocket found in 2018, none had been seen for many years. This is far better than typical material and a very choice example.
Vanadinite -New Find
stock #19.1-670
San Carlos Mine, Municipio de Maunuel Benavidas
Chihuahua, Mexico
3.4 x 3.2 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $380


This year there was a major find of exceptional Vanadinites at the San Carlos Mine (Chihuahua, Mexico). A small number of superb pieces with great form, color and luster are now considered to be the best Vanadinites ever found in Mexico and for that matter in North America. This is a choice miniature with especially fine rich color and top bright luster. In fine condition with no damage, this is displayable from any side. The area where these were found was quickly mined out and there will be no more. Choice and very attractive, destined to be a highly desirable Mexican classic.
Creedite
stock #19.1-755
Mina Navidad, Abasolo, Rodeo
Durango, Mexico
3.5 x 3.2 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $120


A complete radiating cluster od sharp transparent Creedite crystals from the famed Mina Navidad. Perfect condition all the crystals are complete and intact. The color overall is a reddish orange to yellow hue, there are some inclusions as well. One of the mineral worlds best values, fine Mexican Creedites can be affordable and very choice. An excellent example.
Vanadinite -New find
stock #19.1-622
San Carlos Mine, Municipio de Maunuel Benavidas
Chihuahua, Mexico
5.7 x 5.2 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $1100


This year there was a major find of exceptional Vanadinites at the San Carlos Mine (Chihuahua, Mexico). A small number of superb pieces with great form, color and luster are now considered to be the best Vanadinites ever found in Mexico and for that matter in North America. This is one of those fine pieces with perfect, sharp free standing hexagons and some color zoning. Most of the terminations are flat but a few show minor hoppering. In fine condition overall, the major crystals are all pristine. The area where these were found was quickly mined out and there will be no more. Choice and very attractive, destined to be a highly desirable Mexican classic.
Apophyllite - Pink
stock #16.1-1266
Guanajuato, Municipio de Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Mexico
8.7 x 6.8 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $260


A fine crust of Apophyllite crystals with a light pink color and glassy luster. An older piece from Guanajuato with the typical Quartz matrix having amethyst zoning. From the Stanek collection (Brno, Czech republic) we do not see many Guanajuato specimens available, most Mexican pinks are from Zacatecas or Charcas but these were found long before those later finds. In super fine condition.
Wulfenite with Mimetite
stock #18.1-551
San Carlos Mine, Municipio de Maunuel Benavidas
Chihuahua, Mexico
4.7 x 3.3 x 3.2 CM (miniature)
price: $675


Gem clear, sharp and glassy bright red Wulfenite from the new find (2017-18) at the San Carlos Mine. The Wulfenites are associated with small balls of Mimetite that are both yellow and Orange in color. The large main crystal is 1.5 CM diagonal and sits perfectly on the matrix. Some bits of adhering matrix and tiny contacts are noted but not significant, and there is no chipping or damage on any of the main crystals. The Wulfenites at San Carlos were mostly yellow and orange but a few reds were found, this is in person a super intense red color as fine as any top Red Cloud Wulfenite. The crystals are unusually transparent and have brilliant luster on the faces. Better in person.
Boleite on Atacamite, Selenite
stock #19.1-274
Amelia Mine, Boleo District, Municipio de Mulege
Baja California, Mexico
9.3 x 8 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1750


A fine, huge Boleite crystal showing interpenetration (twinned?) on contrasting matrix. From the recently released stash (2018) of material from the classic Amelia Mine, these were a big surprise in Tucson and were quickly sold out. This is an especially choice piece of this rare mineral with a giant 1.4 CM crystal that is well exposed. Better in person the matrix has been stabilized as is normal for all these since as this matrix is very fragile. The green surface is composed of tiny Atacamite grains that are naturally cemented on the matrix, which is mostly Selenite but also has a few chunks of Anglesite embedded as well. Matrix pieces with this quality and size have not been available for many years.
Rhodochrosite with Calcite etc.
stock #19.1-446
Santa Eulalia, Aguiles Serdan
Chihuahua, Mexico
3.2 x 2.3 x 1.8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $120


A neat thumbnail of interlocked rhombs of Rhodochrosite with tiny calcites on some edges. The crystals are complete and in undamaged condition. This is a nice example of the HQLP (High Quality, Low Price) concept. Santa Eulalia over many years produced Rhodochrosite in small finds and unique pockets of many different habits, forms and styles. Perhaps the most diverse Rhodo locale in the world, Santa Eulalia is remarkable and continues to yield small finds of surprising quality.
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