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In 1990 five members of the club, Mineral Collectors of Utah, went on a field trip to the Lulu Cut in the South Mecur Pit of the Mercur MIne in search of thallium minerals.  An odd looking red mineral that looked different than Realgar was found.  Two member searched for crystals, only ever finding 3 specimens with small crystals.  One of which is pictured on mindat.org .  The three other collectors collected a few flats of specimens of the strange mineral with dark red cleavages.  Dr Jim Wilson from Weber State was one of the three and analysis was done the next day did not match any known mineral species.  Going back the following day to collect more specimens, he was disappointed and found the Barack mining operation mined through the collecting area and the new level was 30 feet below the area of the new mineral find.  Nothing more was able to be collected.  The mineral became Gillulyite with the Lulu Cut being not only the type locality but still the only locality to this day in the world.   One collector sold his specimens at next Denver and Tucson shows.  These are the source of specimens currently held in collections world wide.  The mine geologist collected some superb Lorandites at another  location at the mine but was present when the club was there and also had a few Gillulyites.  Scott Klein and Rob Lavinsky handled these several years ago.  I was able to acquire  the specimens that Jim Wilson collected that day.  These vary in size from thumbnails to large cabinet specimens.
August 2014
 
 

 


 
 10001   GILLULYITE, ORPIMENT on BARYTE, minor REALGAR -  $1200
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
12 x 8 x 6 cm

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Areas of Gillulyite approximately 10 x 5 mm, 5 x 5 mm, and 6 x 1 mm on a large cabinet sized specimen 12 x 8 x 6 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite in association with yellow Orpiment and orange Realgar on massive white Baryte.


 
 10002   GILLULYITE on BARYTE, minor ORPIMENT -  $650
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
1.2 x 1 x .5 cm

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Area of Gillulyite approximately 9 x 6 mm.  Dark red Gillulyite in association with yellow Orpiment  on massive white Baryte.

 
 10003   GILLULYITE on BARYTE, minor ORPIMENT -  $500
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
8 x 7 x 5.5 cm

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Areas of Gillulyite approximately 10 x 5 mm on a cabinet sized specimen 8 x 7 x 5.5 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte.


 
 10004   GILLULYITE on BARYTE, minor ORPIMENT, minor REALGAR -  $100     ON HOLD
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
3 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm

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Areas of Gillulyite approximately 3 x 1 mm on a cabinet sized specimen 3 x 2.2 x 1 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite in association with minor yellow Orpiment and minor orange Realgar on massive white Baryte.


 
 10005   GILLULYITE on no matrix -  $75
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
.1 x .1 cm


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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 1 x 1 mm and has no matrix.  Photo has is on mintack.


 
 
 10006   GILLULYITE on BARYTE, minor ORPIMENT -  $950
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
9 x 6 x 5 cm


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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 7 x 7 mm, 4 x 2 mm, 1 x 1 mm on a large cabinet sized specimen 9 x 6 x 5 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite in association with yellow Orpiment on massive white Baryte. 


 
 10007   GILLULYITE on BARYTE, minor ORPIMENT -  $750
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
8 x 6 x 6 cm


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Areas of Gillulyite approximately 9 x 7 mm large cabinet sized specimen 8 x 6 x 6 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite in association with yellow Orpiment on massive white Baryte.


 
 10008   GILLULYITE on BARYTE -  $600     SOLD
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
3 x 3 x .5 cm


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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 5 x 5 mm and 4 x 4 mm on a miniature sized specimen 3 x 3 x .5 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte.


 
 10009   GILLULYITE on BARYTE -  $400
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
1.3 x .8 x .3 cm


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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 8 x 1 mm on a thumbnail sized specimen 1.3 x .8 x .3 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on black mudstone.


 
 10010   GILLULYITE on BARYTE with ORPIMENT -  $350
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
2.2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm

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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 3 x 3 mm and 2 x 2 mm on a thumbnail sized specimen 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte with Orpiment. 


 
 10011   GILLULYITE on BARYTE with ORPIMENT -  $75
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
2.8 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 1.5 x 1 mm on a thumbnail sized specimen 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte with Orpiment.  


 
 10012   GILLULYITE on BARYTE with ORPIMENT -  $60
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm

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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 3 x 1 mm a thumbnail sized specimen 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte. 


 
 10013   GILLULYITE on BARYTE with ORPIMENT -  $900
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
12 x 11 x 9 cm


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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 10 x 4 mm, 5 x 4 mm, and 4 x 1 mm on a large cabinet sized specimen 12 x 11 x 19 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte with associated Orpiment.


 
 10014   GILLULYITE on BARYTE -  $700
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
2 x 1.2 x .9 cm


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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 6 x 5 mm and 6 x 5 mm on a thumbnail sized specimen 2 x 1.2 x .9 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte. 


 
 10015   GILLULYITE on BARYTE -  $600     SOLD
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 10 x 6 mm and 7 x 7 mm on a miniature sized specimen 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte.


 
 10016   GILLULYITE on BARYTE -  $400
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
.9 x .5 x .3 cm


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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 4 x 3 mm on a thumbnail sized specimen .9 x .5 x .3 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte. 


 
 10017   GILLULYITE on BARYTE -  $100
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
2 x 1.5 x .8 cm


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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 3 x 2 mm on a thumbnail sized specimen 2 x 1.5 x .8 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte. 


 
 10018   GILLULYITE on BARYTE -  $75     SOLD
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
.5 x .2 x .2 cm


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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 3 x 2 mm on a thumbnail sized specimen 2 x 1.5 x .8 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte. 


 
 10019   GILLULYITE on BARYTE with minor ORPIMENT -  $700
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
5.5 x 4 x 2.2 cm

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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 10 x 8 mm on a miniature sized specimen 5.5 x 4 x 2 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte with minor Orpiment. 


 
 10020   GILLULYITE on BARYTE with ORPIMENT -  $650
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
9.5 x 5 x 5 cm

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   Areas of Gillulyite approximately 15 x 6 mm, 5 x 4 mm, and 2 x 2 mm on a cabinet sized specimen 9.5 x 5 x 5 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte with Orpiment. 


 
 10021   GILLULYITE on BARYTE -  $500
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
8 x 6 x 5 cm

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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 6 x 5 mm, 5 x 3 mm on a cabinet sized specimen 8 x 6 x 5 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte. 


 
 10022   GILLULYITE on BARYTE -  $500
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
1.7 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm

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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 3 x 3 mm on a thumbnail sized specimen 1.7 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte. 


 
 10023   GILLULYITE on BARYTE -  $350
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
.5 x .5 x .3 cm

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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 5 x 5 mm on a thumbnail sized specimen .5 x .5 x .3 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite with little if any matrix.


 
 10024   GILLULYITE on BARYTE with minor REALGAR -  $100
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
1.5 x 1 x .7 cm

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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 2 x 1 mm on a thumbnail sized specimen 1.5 x 1 x .7 cm.  Dark red Gillulyite on massive white Baryte and minor REALGAR. 


 
 10025   BARYTE -  $25     ON HOLD
Lulu Cut, South Mecur Pit, Mercur District, Oquirrh Mtns, Tooele Co., Utah
6 x 4 x 2.5 cm

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    Areas of Gillulyite approximately 0 x 0 mm on a miniature sized specimen 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm.  Massive white Baryte. 


 
 
 
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