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


 
    March 2013
 

 

 


B026   COLEMANITE pseudomorph after INYOITE  - $350
Initial Pit, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
10 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm

 

A fine cluster of Colemanite after Inyoite crystals.  Pseudos to 3 cm.  Better in person as hard to photo.  Collected in 1957.  Minette purchased from Verle Carnahan in Sept 2001.  Minette label included.  Minette #B026, Carnahan #328.

 


B194   COLEMANITE  - $200
Ext 22-S, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
8.5 x 6 x 4 cm

 

A spiral of layers of Colemanite crystals.  Minette label included.  Minette # B194. 

 


B323   COLEMANITE with REALGAR  - $450    SOLD
Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
7.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm

 

  Lustrous transparent chisel shaped Colemanite crystals with much smaller Colemanite cystals colored from Realgar inclusions.  Minette label included.  Minette # B323. 


B332   COLEMANITE  - $150
Estention 17, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
8 x 5 x 3 cm

 
 

 

 

A spiral swirl of Colemanite crystals.  Minette label included.  Minette # B332. 


B360   COLEMANITE  - $750
Estention 1, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
7 x 4.5 x 4 cm

 

 

 

 

  An unusual charcoal color for Colemanite crystals.  Minette # B360 on the specimen.


B400   COLEMANITE with REALGAR  - $250
Estention 11, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
9 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm

 

 

 

 

  Colorful Colemanite specimen with Realgar inclusions flowing through the matrix.  This specimen was personally collected by Jim about 1970.  Minette label included.  Minette # B400. 


B536   COLEMANITE pseudomorph after INYOITE  - $350
Initial Pit, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
8 x 6 x 5 cm

 

 

 

 

 

A fine cluster of Colemanite after Inyoite crystals.  Pseudos to 2 cm.  Better in person as hard to photo.  Minette purchased from Vince Morgan in 1991.  Minette label included.  Minette #B536.


B549   TUNELLITE on HYDROBORACITE  - $400
Extention 3, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
10 x 7 x 5.5 cm

 

 

 

 

  Lustrous Tunellite crystals to 1.5 cm on matrix with spherical clusters of acicular crystals of Hydroboracite.  Collected 1961.   Minette label included.  Minette #B549. 


B640   VEATCHITE  - $400
1360 S level 2 S Drift, Billie Mine, Death Valley, Inyo County, California
4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm

 

 

 

 

   Excellent Veatchite specimen from Billie Mine.  Mounted into a plastic miniature box.  Minette label included.  Minette #B640. 

 


B694   COLEMANITE  - $450
1425 2W Access, Billie Mine, Furnace Creek Wash, Death Valley, Inyo County, California
7 x 5 x 3.5 cm

 

 

  Excellent floater that Jim purchased from John Seibel in 1982.  Minette label included.  Minette #B694. 

 


B725   CALCITE  - $400
Initial Pit, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
10 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm

 

 

  Choice brown Calcite stalactite, terminated and undamaged.  Complete on all sides.   All the protruding small Calcite crystals make it look soft and fuzzy but it is not.   Minette #B725.


B746   COLEMANITE with ULEXITE and UNKNOWN  - $100
Estention 23, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
6.5 x 6 x 4 cm

 

 

  An unusual color of Colemanite crystals from the inclusions.  It also has Ulexite on the crystals and an unknown mineral.  Collected by Jim Minette in 1990.  Minette label included.  Minette # B746.


B754   COLEMANITE with REALGAR  - $250   SOLD
Estention 13, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
9 x 6 x 2 cm

 

  Colorful Colemanite specimen with Realgar inclusions flowing through the matrix.  This specimen was personally collected by Jim about 1976.  Minette label included.  Minette # B754. 

 


B761   COLEMANITE with CALCITE  - $250
Estention 13, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
6 x 5 x 5 cm

 

 

  Fine Colemanite specimen with light yellow Calcite crystals.  This specimen was personally collected by Jim in 1980.  Minette label included.  Minette # B761. 


B791   COLEMANITE  - $300
Estention 18, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California

8.5 x 5 x 4 cm

 

 

   Fine Colemanite specimen with a few small light yellow Calcite crystals.   Minette label included.  Minette # B791. 

 


B792   COLEMANITE  - $350
Estention 21 S, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kerns County, California
10 x 6 x 5.5 cm

 

 

 

Fine Colemanite specimen collected by Jim Minette 1080.   Minette label included.  Minette # B792. 

 


 



 
 
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