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June 12, 2009

 

            
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1     9fhuu  ((TETRAHEDRITE)),   $1 MINIMUM BID, San Francisco Mine, Morococha, Peru,  10 x 7 x 3 cm,  Cabinet,  Older specimen with crystals of Tetrahedrite from Peru.  In the late ninety's alot of Tetrahedrite specimens came out of the Casapalca Mine.  This is from another Peruvian location.   ex University of Utah Dept of Geol and Geophys.

2  9fhuu  ((SPHALERITE)),   $1 MINIMUM BID, Baxter Springs, Kansas,  9.5 x 8 x 7 cm,  Cabinet,  Large Sphalerite specimen from the Tri State Zinc Lead District.    ex University of Utah Dept of Geol and Geophys.

 

3  9fhuu  ((HEMATITE)),   $1 MINIMUM BID, Cerro Bolivar, Venezuela,  8 x 7 x 6 cm,  Cabinet,  Cabinet sized reference specimen of Hematite from Venezuela.  Not many specimens from Venezuela other than excellent Gold such as our energizer bunny logo,  ex University of Utah Dept of Geol and Geophys.
4    9fhuu  ((SPHALERITE, CHALCOPYRITE)),   $1 MINIMUM BID, An Luis Potosi, Mexico,  7.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm,  Cabinet,  Locality specimen from Mexico with Sphalerite crystals covered with small Chalcopyrite crystals.   ex University of Utah Dept of Geol and Geophys.
5    9ecmsis  ((RHODOCHROSITE, PYRITE)),  $35 MINIMUM BID, Wudong Mine, Liubao, Wushou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A R, China,  5 x 3 x 2 cm,  Miniature,  A new large lot of fine Chinese Rhodochrosite was found prior to Tucson this year.  These are similar but still a totally different type of specimen than the Colorado Sweet home Rhodochrosites.  Fortunately  a much less price than the Colorado Rhodochrosite.  These are very hard to tell a natural face from a cleaved face but this appears to be a natural rhomb perched on uncrystallized sculptural light pink Manganoan Calcite. 

 

 
6  9ecmsnt  ((RHODOCHROSITE, PYRITE)),  $65 MINIMUM BID, Wudong Mine, Liubao, Wushou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A R, China,  5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm,  Miniature,  A new large lot of fine Chinese Rhodochrosite was found prior to Tucson this year.  These are similar but still a totally different type of specimen than the Colorado Sweet home Rhodochrosites.  Fortunately  a much less price than the Colorado Rhodochrosite.  These are very hard to tell a natural face from a cleaved face but these all appear to be natural rhombs without any cleaved faces. 

 

 
    7   9ecmsnt  ((RHODOCHROSITE, PYRITE)),  $65 MINIMUM BID, Wudong Mine, Liubao, Wushou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A R, China,  6.5 x 5 x 5 cm,  Cabinet,  A new large lot of fine Chinese Rhodochrosite was found prior to Tucson this year.  These are similar but still a totally different type of specimen than the Colorado Sweet home Rhodochrosites.  Fortunately  a much less price than the Colorado Rhodochrosite.  These are very hard to tell a natural face from a cleaved face.  This one has a nice combination of Pyrite and Rhodochrosite    

 

 

8     9ecmsnt  ((RHODOCHROSITE, PYRITE)),  $325 MINIMUM BID, Wudong Mine, Liubao, Wushou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A R, China,  10.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm,  Larger Cabinet,  A new large lot of fine Chinese Rhodochrosite was found prior to Tucson this year.  These are similar but still a totally different type of specimen than the Colorado Sweet home Rhodochrosites.  Fortunately  a much less price than the Colorado Rhodochrosite.  These are very hard to tell a natural face from a cleaved face.  This one has associated Pyrite and Fluorite.  It is alot of Rhodo.  The one side face is sawn but in not very noticeable as a sawn side.  Retail asking price when I purchased this was $900.  This was the largest and most expensive specimen I picked from the lot that I high graded.

   7hlkmr  ((FOSSIL FERNS)),   $10 MINIMUM BID, St Claire, Pennsylvania,  14.5 x 8.5 x 1.5 cm,  Cabinet,  Front side has two main ferns and the back has some limbs/trunks. 

 

 

10   9atmrlt  ((SILVER and COPPER)),  $65 MINIMUM BID, C & H Conglomerate Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton County, Michigan,  5.8 x 2 x 1.8 cm,  Miniature,  Lots on Silver on this Silver Copper specimen.

 

 

11   9fbjslr  ((ROSELITE)),  $50 MINIMUM BID, Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco,  2.5 x 2 x 1 cm,  Thumbnail,  I got this in trade at the Butte show a few years ago.  Originally it was purchased many years ago from Trinity Minerals for $125.  It is a thumbnail sized plate of fine lustrous large  Roselite crystals   

 

12   ari  ((PHOSPHATE pseudomorph after WAVELLITE)),   $10 MINIMUM BID, Mauldin Mountain, Arkansas,  2 x 1 x 1 cm,  Thumbnail,  Interesting pseudomorph from Arkansas.
13 misc  ((CUPRIAN ADAMITE)),   $10 MINIMUM BID, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico,  2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm,  Thumbnail,  Lustrous Green Adamite crystal perched on matrix. 

 

14    5atdbns  ((SILVER)),   $30 MINIMUM BID, Bulldog Mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado,  3 x 2 x 2 cm,  Miniature,  I miniature Bulldog Silver specimen.  Wire Silvers all over the specimen. 

 

 

15     5miscl  ((SILVER spinel twin)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan,  1.5 cm in length,  Thumbnail, When I bought this it was not labeled but I seen the same distinctive style of specimen in a display case at the Pasadena Show one year and it was labeled Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.  

 

 
16  8hljdne  ((OPAL variety FIORTE)),  $25 MINIMUM BID, Mt Amito, Italy,  5.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm,  Miniature,  Neat Opal variety from Italy.

 

 

17   5atdbts  ((SMOKY QUARTZ)),   $50 MINIMUM BID, Crystal Peak area, Park/Teller Counties, Colorado,  16 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm,  Cabinet,  Huge Smoky over 6 inches tall.  Undamaged except for 2 minor areas on the edges facing back and terminated chip.  However does not seem to hurt display.  The overall size of this lustrous huge Smoky over powers the minor damage.    ex George White col, ex Dave Bunk

 

18  6cgssts  ((COBALTIAN DOLOMITE)),  $30 MINIMUM BID, Shaba, Congo,  6 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm,  Miniature,  Pink rhombs of Dolomite.  Color is pinker that the photos.

19    4swir  ((BOURNONITE)),  $20 MINIMUM BID, Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Province, China,  4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm,  Miniature,  Lustrous striated Bournonite from China.  Many of the faces are contact faces and flat without striations. 
20   108 9fhnwns  ((FOSSIL AMMONITE, 2 halves)),  $15 MINIMUM BID, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar,  6 x 4.8 x .7 cm,  Miniature, Here is an Ammonite sawn in half and both halves polished.  The inside cells have been filled with Calcite.    ex Westwood collection. 
21  029 9fhnwii  ((TEKTITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Maoming City, Guangdong, China,  4.8 x 4.8 x 2.7 cm,  Miniature, Undamaged fine example of glass from a meteorite impact sites.  It has a nice flattened rounded shape.   ex Westwood collection.  

 

22  925 9fhnwne  ((PECTOLITE variety LARIMAR)),  $20 MINIMUM BID, Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Aoruco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic,  6.5 x 3.5 x 1 cm,  Miniature, Larimar is very popular in the jewelry business.  It is relatively new, last several years, on the market and only found at one place in the world.  Here is a 1 cm slice, not polished that well, but coated to look polished. It could be polished.   ex Westwood collection.  

 

 

23  142 9fhnwnr  ((ORPIMENT)),  $20 MINIMUM BID, Elbrusskiy Mine, Kuban River, near Mt Elbrus, North Caucasus, Russia,  4.5 x 3 x 1 cm,  Miniature, Fine orange Orpiment in great shaped or being as soft as Orpiment is.  Russia is one of the premier Orpiment locations along with China and Peru and off course the world class location in Nevada.   ex Westwood collection. 

 

 

 

24  110 9fhnwin  ((PARAGASITE in MARBLE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Aliabad, Hunza Valley, Northern Pakistan,  4 x 3.5 x 2 cm,  Miniature, Green Paragasite crystals on a contrasting white Marble matrix.   ex Westwood collection. 

 

 

25  061 9fhnwin  ((PYRITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Huanzala Mine, Huanuco Department, Peru,  6 x 4 x 3 cm,  Miniature, Lustrous Pyrite from Peru.  Minor chipping as with all inexpensive specimens.  ex Westwood collection.  

 

26   116 9fhnwer  ((VESUVIANITE)),  $35 MINIMUM BID, Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada,  3 x 3 x 2.5 cm,  Miniature, Crystals of Vesuvianite with light outside and purple centers.  Jeffrey Mine is now closed.   ex Westwood collection. 

27   077 9fhnwig  ((DATOLITE)),  $15 MINIMUM BID, Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia,  4 x 4 x 3.5 cm,  Miniature, Lustrous crystals of colorless Datolite from Dalnegorsk.   ex Westwood collection. 

 

28   028 9fhnwie  ((CREEDITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Mina Navidad, Abasalo, Durango, Mexico,  4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm,  Miniature, Spherical cluster of lustrous light orange brown crystals of Creedite from this now closed locality.   ex Westwood collection.  Color lighter than shown.

 

 

 

29  069 9fhnwit  ((COLEMANITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Bornon Open Pit, Boron, Kern County, County, California,  6 x 4 x 3 cm,  Miniature, Here is a cluster of white crystals of colmanite, hydrous calcium borate.   ex Westwood collection. 

 

30   076 9fhnwin  ((EUDIALYTE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Kipawa Complex, Quebec, Canada,  5 x 5 x 3 cm,  Miniature, Pink Eudialyte a complex sodium calcium zirconium silicate.   ex Westwood collection. 

31   002 9fhnwnr  ((LAUMONTITE, STILBITE)),  $20 MINIMUM BID, Pine Creek Mine, Biship, California,  7 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm,  Cabinet, White long Laumontite crystals with Stilbite.  These are coated so that with stePink Eudialyte a complex the Laumontite does not dehydrate over time and turn to powder.  ex Westwood collection.   

 

 

32   030 9fhnwie  ((STAUROLITE)),  $15 MINIMUM BID, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia,  5 x 5 x 2.5 cm,  Miniature,  Twinned Staurolite crystals in matrix. Backside has untwinned crystals.  ex Westwood collection. 

33   062-9fhnwns  ((CALCITE pseudomorph after IKAITE)),  $15 MINIMUM BID, Olenitsa River, Kola Peninsula, Russia,  8 x 5.5 x 3 cm,  Cabinet,  Specimen is cut in half and nicely polished with reveals the pseudomorph inside.  There is also a fossilized bivalve clam shell near the bottom.   ex Westwood collection.  

 

 

34   070-9fhnwns  ((RASPBERRY GARNETS aka GROSSULAR)),  $15 MINIMUM BID, Alicante, Coahuila, Mexico,  10 x 5 x 4 cm,  Cabinet,  Cabinet sized specimen with many of the reddish pink Grossular crystals with the black cores.  Many of the crystals show the black cores.  The Grossular crystals also are fluorescent under SW UV.   ex Westwood collection.     
35   063-9fhnwin  ((BLACK TOURMALINE aka SCHORL)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Erongo Massif, Omaruru District, Namibia,  5 x 4.5 x 4 cm, Miniature,  A group of lustrous parallel double terminated Schorl crystals.  Some damage to the one set of terminations but overall in great shape.  ex Westwood collection. 

36  001-9fhnwns  ((BARITE)),  $15 MINIMUM BID, Long Point, Rancho Palos Verde, California,  5 x 4.5 x 4 cm,  Miniature,  Light brown Barite crystals with a second growth of small white Barite on the top of the brown crystals.  ex Westwood collection. 

37  013-9fhnwis  ((HEMIMORPHITE))  $10 MINIMUM BID, Wenshan, Yunnan Province, China,  9 x 7 x 5 cm,  Cabinet,  Light blue Hemimorphite from China.  ex Westwood collection. 

 

38  071-9fhnwns  ((HEULANDITE Ca on MORDENITE)),  $15 MINIMUM BID, Rats Nest Claim, Challis, Idaho, 7.5 x 6 x 6 cm,  Cabinet,  Lustrous pearly light salmon colored crystals of Heulandite.  Heulandite is usually thought of from India.  However several years ago Lanny Ream found this location which produced world class Heulandite.  It was worked by John Cornish, a NW self collector.  ex Westwood collection. 

 

 

 

39  125-9fhnwnr  ((MOLYDENITE on QUARTZ)),  $20 MINIMUM BID, Wolfram Camp, Queensland, Australia, 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm,  Miniature,  The majority of Wolfram Camp Molydenite specimens do not have attached quartz matrix.  Here is an aesthetic specimen with Lustrous gray crystals on the white Quartz matrix.  ex Westwood collection. 

40     085-9fhnwin  ((AURICHALCITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Schell Creek Range, Nevada, 8 x 6 x 3 cm,  Cabinet,  Robin egg blue Aurichalcite on matrix from Nevada.   ex Westwood collection.    

41     073-9fhnwg  ((COBALTOAN DOLOMITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Kakanda Mine, Shaba District, Congo, 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm,  Miniature,  Pink druze of crystals on matrix.   ex Westwood collection.    

 

42   124-9fhnwnt  ((KYANITE)),  $15 MINIMUM BID, Khit Island, Karelia Rep. North Russia, 7.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm,  Cabinet,  Fine specimen of blue Kyanite in matrix.  Brazil usually comes to mind for Kyanite specimens but these Russian specimens are as nice if not nicer than the Brazilian specimens.  ex Westwood collection.     

 

 

 

43     048-9fhnwns  ((ASTROPHYLLITE)),  $15 MINIMUM BID, Khibiny, Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia,  9.5 x 4 x 2 cm,  Cabinet,  Golden brown asicular crystals of Astrophyllite from the Kola Peninsula.   ex Westwood collection.     

 

44    143-9fhnwnr  ((OPAL)),  $20 MINIMUM BID, Opal Butte, near Heppner, Morrow County, Oregon,  6.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm,  Miniature,  Jelly Opal from Oregon on matrix.  ex Westwood collection.   

 

45   011-9fhnwir  ((GOETHITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Taous, Morocco,  7 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm,  Cabinet,  Goethite is hydrated iron oxide, an iron ore from Morocco.  ex Westwood collection. 

 

 

 

46   074-9fhnwin  ((PYROMORPHITE on QUARTZ)),  $15 MINIMUM BID, Tang Pipe Mine, Guangxi Province, China,  7 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm,  Cabinet,  Yellow green hexagonal prisms of double terminated Pyromorphite crystals on white opaque Quartz.  ex Westwood collection. 

47   020-9fhnwr  ((STIBNITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Jiangxi Province, China,  5.5 x 5 x 2 cm,  Miniature,  Lustrous cluster of Stibnite crystals from China.  Stibnite is Antimony Trisulfide.   ex Westwood collection. 

 

 
48   047-9fhnwg  ((INESITE, HUBEITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Ezhou, Hubei Province, China,  6 x 6 x 4 cm,  Miniature,  Pink asicular crystals of Inesite with dark brown Hubeite, an new mineral newly described several years ago.  ex Westwood collection.  
49       019-9fhnwa  ((LABRADORITE variety SPECTROLITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Ulyamaa Village, Finland,  4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm,  Miniature,  4 sides a sawn and polished smooth.  Holding to the light at the right angle reveals the coloration. Calcium sodium aluminum silicate usually seen from Madagascar and even Quebec and Labrador, but also known from Finland.  Finland specimens not seen very often.  ex Westwood collection. 

 

 

 50    105-9fhnwne  ((VILLIAUMITE)),  $20 MINIMUM BID, Vostochny Mine, Kola Peninsula, Russia,  4 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm,  Miniature,  A dark red mineral from Russia.  ex Westwood collection.  

 

 

 

51   017-9fhnwtr  ((WULFENITE)),  $30 MINIMUM BID, Chapacase Mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile,  6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm,  Miniature,  A specimen of orange red crystals of Wulfenite from Chile. Wulfenite is a lead molydate.  ex Westwood collection. 

 

 

 

52   065-9fhnwis  ((QUARTZ SCEPTER)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Liliana Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico,  5.7 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm,  Miniature,  An interesting Quartz specimen from Mexico.  These were mined in Mexico by Benny Fenn, an mineral dealer and miner for many years.  ex Westwood collection.  

 

53   018-9fhnwr  ((MALACHITE)),  $5 MINIMUM BID, Shaba, Zaire,  5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm,  Miniature,  A non terminated stalactite of green Malachite from Zaire.    ex Westwood collection. 

 

54  067-9fhnwir  ((MAGNETITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Mina Huaquio, Serro Rico, Bolivia,  8 x 6.5 x 3.7 cm,  Cabinet,  A cabinet sized specimen with lustrous octahedral crystals of Magnetite.  Most if not all crystals have some chipping and damage.    ex Westwood collection.   

 

 
55  066-9fhnwts  ((FLUORAPATITE)),  $25 MINIMUM BID, lake Baikal, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia,  8 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm,  Cabinet,  A colorful specimen of a large single crystal of sea bluegreen Fluorapatite.  The crystal is terminated and has some contact but otherwise pretty much undamaged and lustrous.    ex Westwood collection.  
56  104-9fhnwig  ((RHODOCHROSITE, FLUORITE)),  $15 MINIMUM BID, Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Lima, Peru,  6.5 x 6 x 4 cm,  Miniature,  Red Rhochrosite and colorless Fluorite on contrasting black manganese oxide from Peru.  ex Westwood collection. 

57    175-9fhnwie  ((ACTINOLITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Wrightwood, San Bernardino County, California,  7 x 5 x 4.5 cm,  Cabinet, Calcium Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide.  Crystallized green Actinolite that does not pose a health risk as fibrous Actinolite.  ex Westwood collection. 
58  101-9fhnwtn  ((CROCOITE)),  $25 MINIMUM BID, Adelaide Mine, Tasmania, Australia,  6.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm,  Miniature,  Large miniature specimen of orange Crocoite from Tasmania.  This is a chromium containing mineral with needle like long crystals of Crocoite which sparkle in the sunlight.   ex Westwood collection. 

59    145-9fhnwnr  ((HETEROSITE variety PURPURITE)),  $25 MINIMUM BID, Sandamab pegmatite, Usakos, Karibib District, Namibia,  6.5 x 4 x 1 cm,  Miniature,  Large miniature specimen of colorful reddish purple Purpurite.  The specimen even has some associated Quartz at the lower left corner.    ex Westwood collection. 

 

60   014-9fhnwir  ((PYROMORPHITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Cordoba, Spain,  7.5 x 6 x 3 cm,  Cabinet,  Cabinet sized specimen of apple green Pyromorphite from a location that produces rather spendy specimens of Pyromorphite.  Here is a much more reasonable reference specimen of Pyromorphite from Cordoba.   ex Westwood collection. 

 

 

61    053-9fhnwin  ((DOLOMITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Vulcan Quarry, Black Rock, Arkansas,  8 x 6 x 5.5 cm,  Cabinet,  Curved salmon colored Dolomite crystals from Arkansas.  Minor wear in one area on the high spots otherwise undamaged.    ex Westwood collection. 

 

 
62   054-9fhnwts  ((CELESTINE)),  $20 MINIMUM BID, Sakoany Mines, Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar,  9 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm,  Cabinet,  Large crystals of grey blue Celestine.  The large back crystal on the right has damage at the back on the top of the crystal.  Otherwise the crystals are fine.    ex Westwood collection. 
   
63    010-9fhnwnl  ((FLUORITE)),  $25 MINIMUM BID, Asturias, Spain,  11 x 9 x 5 cm,  Cabinet,  Large specimen of yellow brown crystals of lustrous Fluorite from Spain.  A little rubbing on the high areas along the ridge at the top of the photo.   ex Westwood collection. 

 

64     009-9fhnwr  ((CALCITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Malaga, Spain,  10 x 8 x 5 cm,  Cabinet,  Large specimen of yellow brown crystals of Calcite from Spain.  Minor crystal tip damage in a few areas but overall in good shape.   ex Westwood collection.   
65   072-9fhnwin  ((CONICHALCITE)),  $15 MINIMUM BID, Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico,  11 x 5 x 4.5 cm,  Cabinet,  Large specimen of green Conichalcite from Ojuela.  ex Westwood collection. 

 

66   008-9fhnwnl  ((BARITE)),  $30 MINIMUM BID, Granda, Spain,  8 x 7 x 5 cm,  Cabinet,  Beautiful large undamaged Spanish Barite.  Aesthetic and sculptural.  ex Westwood collection. 

67   012-9fhnwia  ((FLUORITE)),  $15 MINIMUM BID, Asturias, Spain,  9 x 9 x 3.5 cm,  Cabinet,  Large specimen of light purple crystals of lustrous Fluorite from Spain.  Some damage and I may have actually photographed the wrong side.  Other side is better.   ex Westwood collection. 

 

68  106-9fhnwts  ((ATACAMITE)),  $25 MINIMUM BID, Mina La Farola, Copiapo, Chile,  11 x 6.5 x 4 cm,  Cabinet,  Large specimen with excellent crystals of dark green Atacamite.   ex Westwood collection. 
69  049-9fhnwie  ((TRONA)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Owens Lake, Inyo  County, California,  10 x 6 x 6 cm,  Cabinet,  Cabinet sized specimen with large crystals Trona.   ex Westwood collection. 

 

70  140-9fhnwnr  ((VARISCITE)),  $20 BID, Lucin, Box Elder County, Utah,  11 x 9 x 2 cm,  Cabinet,  Large thick slab of Lucin Variscite which is very affordable.  If this was Clay Canyon Variscite it would be several thousand dollars.    ex Westwood collection. 

 

 

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71  031-9fhnwtl  ((NEPHRITE JADE)),  $50 BID, Jade Cove, Monterey County, Utah,  11.5 x 9 x 4.5 cm,  Cabinet,  Large specimen with excellent polished free formed  Nephrite Jade from Monterey.  These are collected by diving off the California coast.   ex Westwood collection. 

 

72  102-9fhnwne  ((MARCASITE on CALCITE)),  $10 BID, Hunan Province, China,  8.5 x 9 x 4 cm,  Cabinet,  Calcite with a druze of Marcasite.   ex Westwood collection. 

 

73   149-9fhnwnr  ((CLINOCHLORE variety SERAPHINITE)),  $20 BID, Korshunovskoe Mine, near Zheleznogorsk, Angara-Llim Basin, Irkutskaya Oblast, Russia,  10 x 3.5 x .5 cm,  Cabinet,  Nicely polish slab of Seraphinite from Russia.  In general Russian dealers tend to have higher retail pricing and do not make deals.   ex Westwood collection. 

 

 
74  024-9fhnwie  ((ANHYDRITE)),  $20 BID, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico,  11 x 4 x 1.5 cm,  Cabinet,  These classic Anhydrites have become quite scarce on the market.  Here is a fine light blue specimen.  ex Westwood collection. 

 

 
75      027-9fhnwns  ((DANBURITE)),  $20 BID, Naica, Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico,  8.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm,  Cabinet,  These classic Danburites are hard to find undamaged.  Here is an excellent example with a pleasing light pink color and sharp crystal faces.   ex Westwood collection. 

 

 

 

76     109-9fhnwnt  ((BIOTITE)),  $20 BID,  Silver Crater Mine, Ontario, Canada,  10.5 x 9 x 1.5 cm,  Cabinet,  This is a large black thick hexagonal Biotite crystal.   ex Westwood collection. 
77    051-9fhnwie  ((SMITHSONITE)),  $10 BID,  San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico,  6.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm,  Miniature,  Here is a light bluish green Smithsonite from Mexico.   ex Westwood collection.   
78  148-9fhnwnr  ((CELESTINE)),  $20 BID,  Mount Beineu-Kyr, Karakum Desert, Turan Plain, Turkmenistan,  7 x 6 x 2.5 cm,  Cabinet,  These have also become scarce at shows.  Larger than normal colorless crystals of Celestine.   ex Westwood collection.

   
79    7hlkmr  ((HENDRIXITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, 7 x 4 x .3 cm, Cabinet,  This resembles Biotite Mica.  I am not sure. Mindat does not reference Hendrixite and does show Biotite at Sterling Hill.  But I have also seen Hendrixite labeled several different times.  Anyone know.  Is this a local name for Biotite from Sterling Hill?

 

 
   
80   4hhadg  ((CALCITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Meikle Mine, Nevada, 9 x 4 x 2.5 cm, Cabinet, Gemmy Calcite from the mine famous for world class golden Barite. 

 

 
   
 

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48    8hljdr  ((OPAL)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, White Cliffs, Australia, 3 x 4.5 x 1.7 cm, Miniature,  White opal with red and green fire.  Hard to photograph and show color.
   
 

95   7hhswns  ((QUARTZ japan law twin))   $30 MINIMUM BID, Tentadora Mine, Pampa Blanca, Castrovirrena Province, Hurancavelica, Peru,  6 x 4 x 3 cm,  Excellent aesthetic Miniature example of one of Japan Law twins from the Tentadora Mine in Peru.  ex Neil Prenn miniature Quartz collection.  Undamaged and even the base of the Quartz is healed.  There is actually a second small japan law twin on the base of the Quartz crystal just beneath the main twi

 

 

 
MRZ114 Picromerite (Schonite) on Halite - $300 (SOLD)
Potash Mine, Rossleben, Querfurt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Large Miniature, 5.7 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm

 

A sharply crystallized example of this rare sulfate species, formerly known as Schonite, from a classic locality long abandoned. Minor halite is associated underneath and around the backside. It is, overall, a very attractive miniature. It carries an old label from the Bergakadmemie Freiberg. Sharp and complete all around, very 3-dimensional.


 

7hhlmit  ((FLUORESCENT APATITE)),   $30 MINIMUM BID,  Sapo Mine, Goiabeira, Minas Gerais, Brazil,  4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm, Miniature,  Here is a great miniature.  It is double terminated stacked crystals of Apatite which has a hollow core and is Fluorescent orange under UV.   Completely undamaged.
9chmrl  ((CALCITE pseudomorph after GLAUBERITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Camp Verde, Yavapai County, Arizona,  9 x 6.5 x 5 cm,  Cabinet, Excellent large specimen which is nearly completely undamaged.  One tip on one vertical crystal missing on the bottom of the specimen. The small specimens are common and easily collected but these large specimens are much harder to collect and not nearly as common as the small ones.  Glauberite is a sulfate and Calcite is a carbonate.  If it dissolves in HCl,  then it was a Calcite pseudo.
10  8jhmrt  ((HALITE)), $10 MINIMUM BID, Salton Sea, Imperial County, California, 5.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm, Miniature to Small Cabinet,  Stiking orange fluorescent under UV on this California cubic Halite specimen. 

 

 
15    9chmrn  ((GROSSULAR variety HESSONITE)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada,  2 x 1 x .3 cm,  Thumbnail,  Lustrous gemmy Hessonite from Jeffrey.
 

9btad  ((GOLD)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Olinghouse Mine, Washoe County, Nevada, 10 x 8 x 4.5 cm, Cabinet,  Large matrix with the top sparsely covered with micro Gold crystals.

 

7jgcdl  ((NAN DAN METEORITES)),  $10 MINIMUM BID, Nan Dan, Hunan, China, 2.5 cm, 2 thumbnails,  Two 2.5 cm length iron meteorites from Nan Dan China.  They are lightly varnished to protect from rusting but this man be removed with thinner or nail polish remover.

  

 

 

 

 

Fluororichterite - George Earle Farm, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada (small cabinet)

 

 

 

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