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Wulfenite on Mimetite -New find
stock #18.1-546
San Carlos Mine, Municipio de Maunuel Benavidas
Chihuahua, Mexico
3.2 x 2.6 x 1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $1250
Dec 2018

A killer toenail of fine orange-red Wulfenite with perfect, textbook form. The contrasting matrix of Mimetite adds a great contrast. From the new find at San Carlos Mine, this is unusual as it is perfect, undamaged and well trimmed. This was a small but important find, the mine previously was known only for some fine Vanadinites decades ago, these new Wulfenites were a big surprise. This was the best in this size that we saw and it is much more impressive in person. Can be trimmed to a fine competition grade thumbnail, but certainly looks fine as is.
Wulfenite with Calcite & Mimetite. - New find
stock #18.1-552
San Carlos Mine, Municipio de Maunuel Benavidas
Chihuahua, Mexico
3.4 x 2.3 x 2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $390
Dec 2018

From the exciting new finds at the San Carlos Mine, choice gem clear Wulfenites resting on glass clear Calcites and yellow Mimetites balls. The Mimetites are also included inside the Calcite, especially impressive under magnification. In perfect condition by naked eye, micro damage can be seen at 20X magnification, this is certainly not significant and is essentially perfect especially for this delicate mineral habit of the beveled edge blades. We have handled a lot of this find and this habit, color and association is unusual and very esthetic. Better in person too.
Paradamite with Smithsonite
stock #18.1-570
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
3.4 x 1.7 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $750
Dec 2018

A killer Paradamite with outstanding color, form and with contrasting Smithsonite. Paradamite is a very rare mineral and choice pieces are not often available for less than a small fortune (sometimes even a large one) From the recent find, this has the best glassy luster, several crystal habits showing and the quality is top. The last good find of Paradamite was almost 20 years ago, and disappeared right away.
Grossular -
stock #18-AX-19-232
Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Sierra Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
4.8 x 4 x 3.1 (miniature)
price: $160
Dec 2018

Large red-purple "Raspberry" Garnets on contrasting matrix from Coahuilla. The crystals reach 1.4 CM and some are intergrown. Aside from some contacts the crystals are unusually complete and well exposed on the matrix. This locale was still active and producing until about 4 years ago. This style of Garnet is unique to this zone which over the years produced many fine specimens. A good, affordable specimen.
SOLD Wulfenite on Quartz- new find
stock #SOLD 18.1-544
San Carlos Mine, Municipio de Maunuel Benavidas
Chihuahua, Mexico
3.9 x 3.4 x 1.7 CM (small miniature)
price: $0
Dec 2018

From an exciting small new (2018) find, bright gem Wulfenites set on contrasting Quartz crystals. In excellent condition as seen, this has top transparency, bright luster and is overall super esthetic. From San Carlos, a mine only known for Vanadinites that had come out almost 20 years ago. Choice and pretty, we hope to see more from here but nothing is ever certain in guessing the future of a particular locale. This is one of the very best specimens of about three hundred produced.
SOLD Quartz Var. Amethyst
stock #SOLD 18.1-568
Piedras Parado, Las Vigas
Veracruz, Mexico
3 x 1.9 x 1.8 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
Dec 2018

Undamaged, attractive well crystallized mineral specimens are usually quite expensive, but there are a few exceptions. This find of Amethyst is one of them. Choice small Veracruz Amethyst cluster with fine color, clarity and form. One of the last great bargains in the mineral world.
Cuprite on Dickite
stock #16.1-639
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Santa Cruz
Sonora, Mexico
7.1 x 2.9 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
Dec 2018

A shard of breccia bedrock is thickly covered with white Dickite that holds clusters of sharp bright red Cuprite crystals. The Milpillas mine is world famed for its great Azurites but several other Copper species are also first rate at this mine. The Cuprite on this piece is epitaxially oriented and has clean dark red color with bright luster. The individual crystals are sharp and damage free, all are transparent and could be faceted. Well above average quality for the find, the crystals are3 complete, well formed sharp and have classic form, unlike the flattened and distorted Cuprites that are more typical from here. Not just a locality piece, this is a choice displayable specimen that is impressive in person.
Agate (Laguna) polished nodule
stock #18.1-596
Ojo Laguna, Estacion Ojo Laguna, Municipio de Ahumada
Chihuahua, Mexico
4.2 x 4 x 1.2 CM (miniature)
price: $280
Dec 2018

Laguna Agates are unique in their colors and distinctive patterns. These are highly prized and usually very expensive in larger sizes. This smaller sized specimen is from an older find several decades ago, and has vivid intense color contrast. Such perfect form and color pallet in a larger cabinet size would be a solid 4 figure specimen. A great value for a reasonably priced but perfectly beautiful nodule.
135 specimens found
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