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These are specimens from the Minette personal collection.  4 to 8 per flat.

 
    March 2013
 

 

 


B037   COLEMANITE on CALCITE  - $450
Initaial Pit, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
12 x 8 x 4 cm

 

 

Dark brown crystals of Colemanite on contrasting lighter brown Calcite.  Minette label included.  Minette #B037.

 

 


B081   COLEMANITE with BIRNESSITE  - $75
Initial Pit, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
12 x 9.5 x 4 cm

 

Minette # B081. 

 


B097   COLEMANITE with BIRNESSITE  - $100
Initial Pit, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
8 x 6 x 6 cm

 




  Uncommon Birnessite on Colemanite.  Minette purchased from Vince Morgan.  Minette label included.  ex Vince Morgan, ex  Minette # B097. 


B129   COLEMANITE  - $150
White Monster Mine, Furnace Creek Wash, Ryan, Death Valley, Inyo County, California
16.5 x 10.5 x 3.5 cm

 
 

 

Bunny tail Ulexite on a druze of Colemanite.   Minette # B129. 


B348   COLEMANITE with REALGAR on CALCITE  - $1250
Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kern County, California
11.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm

 

 

 

  A cluster of Colemanite with reddish orange inclusions of Realgar.  The included Colemanite is attached to a part with golden Calcite and Colemanite combination.  Minette label included.  Minette #348. 

 


B517   PROBERTITE  - $700   SOLD
Footwall Shale, Extension 18, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kern County, California
13 x 12.5 x 7 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Large uncommon species of Probertite.  Minette label included.  Minette # B517. 


B569   ULEXITE "Clamshell"  - $600
West Baker Mine, Boron, Kerns County, California
14.5 x 11 x 4.5 cm

 

 

 

 

 

Large complete Ulexite "Clamshell"  These were hard to collect out of the matrix without damage.   Minette #B569.


B576   TINCALCONITE pseudomorph after BORAX  - $450   SOLD
Baker Mine, Boron, Kerns County, California
12 x 10 x 4.5 cm

 

 

  Superb specimen of Tincalconite pseudomorph after Borax with a large 9 cm double terminated crystal. Minette purchased the Vince Morgan collection.  It is also pictured in Mineral Information Services.  Minette label included.  ex Vince Morgan, ex Minette #B576. 


B614   KURNAKOVITE with ULEXITE  - $800
Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kern County, California
11 x 8 x 4.5 cm

 

 

 

 

   Choice transparent large crystal of Kurnakovite with small white groups of Ulexite.  Minette #B614. 

 


B664   COLEMANITE  - $200
Terry Mine, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley, Inyo County, California
11 x 10 x 5 cm

 

 

  Minette personally collected in about 1980 from a small pit on flat west of Death Valley Junction.  Minette label included.  Minette #B664. 

 


B679   STRONTIANITE on COLEMANITE  - $300
1760 Ramp, Billie Mine, Furnace Creek Wash, Death Valley, Inyo County, California
9 x 9 x 5 cm

 

  Minette purchased this from John Seibel in 1992 from Clair Chandler collection.  Minette label included.  Minette #B679.


B722   COLEMANITE on CALCITE  - $600
Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kern County, California
10.5 x 10 x 7 cm

 

 

 

Sharp terminated and double terminated colorless Colemanite crystals on stalactitic mound of clay matrix covered with golden Calcite.  Minette # B722.


B740   COLEMANITE  - $150
Extension 23, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kern County, California
15 x 8 x 3 cm

 

 

 Lustrous rootbeer colored crystals on a specimen personally collected by Minette in 1990.   Minette label included.  Minette # B740. 


 

B745   COLEMANITE with ULEXITE  - $300
Extension 23, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
10 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm

 

 

  Unusual purplish color caused by clay?  Personally collected by Minette August, 1988.   Minette label included.  Minette # B745. 


 

B757   CALCITE on COLEMANITE  - $350
Extension 21 S, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
11 x 7.5 x 5 cm

 

 

  Golden rhombs of Calcite on Colemanite,  Fine large Inderite with minor Ulexite.   Minette label included.  Minette # B757. 


 

B759   COLEMANITE on ULEXITE - $750
Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
8 x 7 x 5 cm

 

 

  Stalactite replacement by Ulexite covered with Colemanite.  Personally collected by Minette in 1980.   Minette label included.  Minette # B759. 


 

B760   CALCITE on COLEMANITE  - $250
Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
13.5 x 7 x 6 cm

 

 

  Golden yellow Calcite over Colemanite.  Minette # B760. 


 

B765   CALCITE on COLEMANITE  - $200
Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
8 x 8 x 6 cm

 

  Fine specimen of a layer of brown Calcite over large Colemanite crystals.  Minette # B765. 


 

B804   COLEMANITE   - $750
Extension 21 S, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
16 x 8 x 6 cm

 

  Exquisite Colemanite personally collected by Minette in 1980.  Minette label included. Minette # B804. 


 

B812   COLEMANITE  - $75
Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
20 x 7 x 4.5 cm

 

 

    Minette # B812. 


 



 
 
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