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Carbonate-Apatite - var. Dahllite
stock #15.1-055
Little Mountain District, Big Horn County
Wyoming, United States
3.5 x 3.2 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $50
pre Tucson 2015 update

An oddity in the Apatite family, this form of Carbonate rich apatite is not seen very often. This specimen is well over 30 years old from a small find, it shows well the structure and form, it is a bit similar (with some notable differences) to Ukrainian nodules. Rare and in fine condition.
stock #14.1-051
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Santa Cruz
Sonora, Mexico
6.4 x 5.6 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
pre Tucson 2015 update

The Milpillas mine finds are now justly famed as the greatest and largest Azurite discovery ever made. There were many habits, some from just a single small pocket. This specimen is a type that was not common, well formed euhedral crystals scattered on a contrasting matrix. Super bright luster, sharp and partly gemmy these are is excellent condition too.
stock #ALEC-29-113
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
8.2 x 5.2 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $700
pre Tucson 2015 update

An eye popping Adamite composed mostly of "pinwheel" habit crystal aggregates on contrasting matrix. Fine luster and in excellent condition damagewise, this has good esthetic and colorful presentation. The matrix is a mix of Botryoidal Geothite and tiny Adamite crystals. The red color on some pinwheels seems to be from Fe oxides on and in the green and yellowish Adamites. Better Ojuela Adamites (which are the best in the world) have gotten quite hard to get at a reasonable price, this one is far better than average and a very good value.
Pyromorphite -Large crystals, classic
stock #15.1-059
Bernkastel-Kues (Mosel) Hunsruck
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
4 x 3.1 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $890
pre Tucson 2015 update

A classic Pyromorphite from the very famous old locale of Bernkastel (Mosel) that produced the sought after Galena Pseudomorphs after Pyromorphite. This is mostly unaltered Pyromorphite with the largest barrel shaped crystal 2.5 CM across. While black coatings and other alterations are noted, the Pyromorphite is mostly olive green and yellowish. There is some chipping as nearly all of these have but it is small and for some quite forgivable as this was probably collected well over 150 years ago. These are now quite rare in any condition.
Linarite (well crystallized) with Caledonite etc.
stock #ALEC-10-402
Grand Reef Mine - Graham County
Arizona, United States
7.5 x 6.3 x 5.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $675
pre Tucson 2015 update

The Linarites of the Grand Reef mine are very much sought after and not just by Arizona collectors. This specimen main vug (3.5 CM across) is packed with lustrous free standing crystals that reach over 1.2 CM. Zones of Caledonite and other secondaries are scattered about as well. This is a fine example of this relatively rare and delicate mineral from this great location. Damage is minimal (hard to see without magnification) since the crystals are well protected in the vug. This could be trimmed smaller, but I like the context of the mineralized matrix as is.
Grossular gem grade with included Clinochlore
stock #17.AL-487
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2 x 1.6 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $850
pre Tucson 2015 update

A pretty and fine specimen that is a rather hard to describe and to photograph. A cluster of transparent garnets with a tiny bit of matrix. It is easy to see the matrix through the clear Grossular, and with magnification individual crystals of Clinochlore and what looks like Diopside can be seen inside the crystals. Undamaged, clear and with very, very glassy luster, this has outstanding deep color and is far better in person.
SOLD Acanthite -textbook habit crystals
stock #SOLD ALEC-22-178
San Juan de Rayas Mine - Level 407
Guanajuato, Mexico
2 x 1.6 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
pre Tucson 2015 update

This thumbnail Acanthite shows textbook forms and habits in sharp, undamaged crystals that have very good luster. A modern classic locale, the San Juan de Reyes mine has been the source for some outstanding silver minerals, this one is an excellent example.
Diopside (gem clear) with green Vesuvianite
stock #17.AL-490
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
5.3 x 3.9 x 4.1 (cabinet)
price: $1950
pre Tucson 2015 update

A killer quality gem clear Diopside cluster with a light sherry color is perched on a contrasting matrix of white Diopside and bright green Vesuvianite. In outstanding condition this has fine eyecatching esthetics, showing the tabular crystals in a perfect stack. Good Diopside from this locale is sought after, these are very uncommon in such quality and condition as they are fragile. An excellent addition to any suite from Jeffrey Mine and a a fine Diopside from anyplace
1816 specimens listed
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