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Rosasite on Malachite- "treelike"
stock #A-4-246
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
6.9 X3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $600


A fine and esthetic "treelike" or cruller specimen of velvety Rosasite on and mixed with malachite. There are some small Calcites as well for a little extra sparkle. Mina Ojuela has produced the best Rosasite known, usually in finds often decades apart. This was from the last find in 2011, mostly low quality but with a few outstanding pieces. I selected this from a small group of the very best. While not large, it has great color, form and eye appeal that make it an affordable yet worthy addition for any collection.
Stibnite
stock #A7-531-698
Grosseto Province
Tuscany, Italy
5 x 4.6 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $260


A nice Italian Stibnite from Grosseto, with a great gunmetal silver luster. Crystals up to 3 CM long are in sprays on a dark sulfide matrix. Our labels from previous collections do not list the mine but this is a very good match for the Pereta mine in Scansano. Mostly undamaged showing a variety of terminations, some minor damage is noted but not easily noticed. Ex Larry White collection 1960's vintage but likely collected long before then. This is much nicer in person
Chrome Cerussite (with micro linarite and caledonite)
stock #A- 19-092
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
5.4 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Spring 2014

A nice small cabinet piece with well defined yellow ("chrome") Cerussites from finds before 2002 at Daoping. A nice addition is micro areas of Caledonite and Linarite. With magnification some linarite is seen included in the Cerussite. This mine is world famous for its Pyromorphites and a few other Lead secondary minerals, but it is much less known for its copper secondaries. This fine example combines both elements.
3 specimens found
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