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Copper - spinel twin
stock #20.1-304-(LW631)
Ray Mine, Ray District, Dripping Springs Mountain, Pinal county
Arizona, United States
2.8 x .9 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $90


Slender, elongated spinel twins of Copper from this classic USA locality. This looks fine from all angles; it comes from the Larry White thumbnail collection. A good example for the location and a choice thumbnail.
Quartz on Chrysocolla and Malachite
stock #20.1-176
Phelps Dodge Morenci Mine, Morenci, Copper Mt. Mining District, Greenlee
Arizona, United States
11.6 x 8.1 x 6.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1100
Spring 2020

A large colorful Copper secondary display specimen from an old find in Arizona. A druze of tiny clear Quartz crystals is covering many green Malachite balls and areas of bright blue Chrysocolla. The overall effect is sparkling and vivid in person. A sizable specimen from Morenci. The bulk of the matrix is layers of Chrysocolla in several shades of blue looking like a rich Turquoise. Some of those thin layers seem to be "gem Silica" that when thick enough is highly sought after for Lapidary. These layers are too thin for that and the surrounding Chrysocolla is quite brittle besides. The matrix has been properly stabilized to keep it from cracking as some Chrysocolla can do. This piece is early sixties vintage and simply eyecatching.
Wulfenite "windowpane" type
stock #19.1-994
Rowley Mine, (Reliance Mine), Theba, Painted Rock District
Arizona, United States
1.8 x 1.6 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $160


A smaller thumbnail that has a super presentation. Two main Wulfenite windows are nicely perched on a sliver of crystalized Calcite matrix. Very tiny balls of red Mimetite add color so that at certain angles the Wulfenites are a more reddish or yellow depending on the perspective. In fine condition as seen, this looks great from several angles. The Rowley mine tended to have smaller and more delicate Wulfenites but they could be incredibly esthetic. A choice little piece with more display impact than might be expected.
Kinoite with Apophyllite
stock #17.1-271
Christmas Mine, Dripping Springs Mountains, Gila County
Arizona, United States
6.5 x 5.5 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $180


Royal blue Kinoite like this is best known in specimens from the Christmas Mine, it is rather rare elsewhere and almost only known as micro specimens. This piece is a very choice example with a good, dense coverage of brilliant blue crystals associated with clear colorless cubes of Apophyllite. This Calcium Copper Silicate is never found in large crystals but sometimes the clusters are rich enough (like on this piece) to be eyecatching from a distance. Far better than average, there are several separate vugs on different sides of this matrix and the crystals under magnification are especially brilliant.
Cerussite
stock #18.1-349
Grand Reef Mine - Graham County
Arizona, United States
4.1 x 2.9 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $50


A miniature from the Grand Reef Mine hosting milky white Cerussites with the habit that looks much like a doubly terminated Quartz. The Cerussites are on a typical druzy Quartz matrix and are in very good condition. A nice locality piece, the Grand Reef Mine is well respected as a source of some uncommon Lead secondary minerals.
Wulfenite with Mimetite
stock #15.1-861
Rowley Mine, (Reliance Mine), Theba, Painted Rock District
Arizona, United States
1.7 x .9 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $340


Small but incredibly esthetic, a perfect window pane Wulfenite with a single bright red Mimetite ball. From the last work at the Rowley Mine which is now closed for safety reasons, this is a classic association. Very few of these were in such perfect condition. The color, form and condition of this are top quality, despite the small size this has a big visual impact. In person the color and luster are more vibrant than the photos show. This specimen is understandably delicate but is still shippable.
Wulfenite
stock #18.AX-128
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz County
Arizona, United States
3.3 x 3.2 x 3.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $160
Spring 2019

A nice pretty small miniature Red Cloud Wulfenite matrix with a free standing main crystal that is a deep red-orange. The standing crystal is damage free, this is an esthetic small piece that could be trimmed to fine thumbnail if wanted. From a small scale mining attempt in 2017. The matrix is not the crumbly sort and has many small Calcite crystals scattered as well.
Smithsonite with Aurichalcite, Calcite
stock #8.AE-618
79 Mine, Hayden, Banner District, Gila County
Arizona, United States
5.5 x 4.8 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Spring 2019

Bright green rounded crystals of Smithsonite are clustered on botryoidal mounds over the face of this matrix. Wet luster and fine form with a distinctive hue, a choice older 79 Mine Specimen. This has zones of accicular Aurichalcite crystals and Calcite that add contrast and interest. In excellent condition and a very colorful Arizona Smithsonite. Even better in person.
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