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Wulfenite with Willemite
Wulfenite with Willemite. Wulfenite with Willemite.

MF36AE7: Aggregate of Wulfenite crystals between thick tabular and equant. They are bright, have a very intense orange color and are partially coated by white botryoidal Willemite aggregates.
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.2 × 3.5 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Wulfenite with Calcite

TV16J8: Surface of small tabular crystals of very well defined faces and edges and exceptional color and luster. On matrix of white Calcite.
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.1 × 2.8 cm = 2.1” × 1.6” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”

Calcite extremely fluorescent long & short UV




Wulfenite with Calcite. Wulfenite with Calcite.
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Wulfenite with Calcite
Wulfenite with Calcite. Wulfenite with Calcite.

VD67Z4: Druse of very bright equant Wulfenite crystals. They have a very intense and uniform orange color and are on matrix, with aggregates of small Calcite crystals.
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico (±1968)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 2.1” × 1.8” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”

Former collection of A. Mayor




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Wulfenite with Willemite and limonite

TT88AD9: Single tabular Wulfenite crystals that are translucent with an intense orange color and on a limonite matrix partially coated by very fluorescent white Willemite.
Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 9.8 × 8.5 × 6.9 cm = 3.9” × 3.3” × 2.7”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Willemite extremely fluorescent short UV



Wulfenite with Willemite and limonite. Wulfenite with Willemite and limonite.
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Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.

MH56AE7: Druse of scalenohedral Rhodochrosite crystals that are transparent and very bright and have an intense pink color with mauve shades, very characteristic with some Santa Eulalia samples. They are on a rocky matrix with black manganese oxides.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.2 × 3.5 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”


Euro:150 / US$159 / Yen:18060 / AUD$207

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Smithsonite pseudo Calcite with Calcite

TH7Y1: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Astounding Smithsonites replacing Calcite. They show successive replacement shells indicating that the Calcite was only partially replaced during a first phase, and later completely replaced by Smithsonite. Its color, size and shape make these specimens one of the great finds of 2013. We'll send a copy of the analysis of the Smithsonite to the buyer.
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), level 8, East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (04/2013)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 5 × 2.9 cm = 2.0” × 2.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”




Smithsonite pseudo Calcite with Calcite.
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Smithsonite pseudo Calcite with Calcite
Smithsonite pseudo Calcite with Calcite. Smithsonite pseudo Calcite with Calcite.

TC89AD5: Aggregate of Smithsonite crystals replacing Calcite. They show successive replacement shells indicating that the Calcite was only partially replaced during a first phase, and later completely replaced by Smithsonite. We'll send a copy of the analysis of the Smithsonite to the buyer.
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), level 8, East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (04/2013)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6.3 × 3.5 cm = 3.3” × 2.5” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.0” × 0.6”




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Calcite

FT86: Two generations of Calcite. The first generation was stalactitical and the second generation was the classic locality crystal form. Both first and second generation have brilliant crystals, and both are partially colored by brown iron oxides. Great esthetics in this decorative specimen.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 13.5 × 9 × 7.8 cm = 5.3” × 3.5” × 3.1”

Former Oliete collection. Number 320, bought in 1988



Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Top
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Light behind
Light behind

TB86Z6: Aggregate of cubic crystals with echeloned edges, with geometric color zones with very deep violet color on some cube faces and very transparent interiors. The sample has very good quality for the San Antonio mine where Fluorite is a not so common species.
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (01/2014)

Specimen size: 6 × 5 × 3.3 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 2 cm = 0.8” × 0.8”




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Vanadinite

TY16V4: A novelty at Tucson 2012. Unusual crystalline shape for the Vanadinite, whose aggregates, very aerial, are formed by crystals with a prism and an acute dipyramid with very well defined faces and edges and are on matrix with small crystals of Calcite. They show a creamy color and are on matrix.
Chimenea Cox, Mina San Antonio, Nivel 4, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua  Mexico (2011)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.9 × 1.8 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.6” × 0.2”




Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite with Gypsum
Vanadinite with Gypsum.
Vanadinite with Gypsum. Vanadinite with Gypsum.

TM52Y0: Very aerial aggregates of crystals, some of them partially doubly terminated, showing an unusual crystalline shape for Vanadinite, with a prism and an acute dipyramid. They have very well defined faces and edges, a creamy color and are on matrix, with small crystals of Gypsum.
Chimenea Cox, Mina San Antonio, Nivel 4, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua  Mexico (2011)

Specimen size: 16 × 9.7 × 6.5 cm = 6.3” × 3.8” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”




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Rhodochrosite with Quartz

NP63Z6: Aggregates of small rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals included in clear Quartz crystals, showing two very well differentiated shades, one of them intense pink and the other dark brown. An excellent sample from a historical locality where Rhodochrosite is rare.
Mina Remedios, Taxco de Alarcón, Municipio de Taxco, Guerrero  Mexico (±1990)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 8.8 × 5 cm = 3.7” × 3.5” × 2.0”




Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
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Boleite with Clinoatacamite and Gypsum
Boleite with Clinoatacamite and Gypsum. Boleite with Clinoatacamite and Gypsum.

TM10AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Aggregates of small and very sharp cubic Boleite crystals that are translucent, very bright and on matrix, with Gypsum and Clinoatacamite. The sample is from recent preparation works at the mine.
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur  Mexico (2016)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.8 × 2.3 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”




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Chrysocolla after Boleite

TJ13S7: Aggregates on matrix of Chrysocolla pseudomorphous after small cubic crystals of Boleite. This rare pseudomorph was discovered a few years ago, but on paler samples, in an area near Amelia (not in the mine itself), but until the end of 2010 new samples had not been recovered.
Manto 3, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur  Mexico (10-12/2010)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




Chrysocolla after Boleite.
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Chrysocolla after Boleite
Chrysocolla after Boleite. Chrysocolla after Boleite.

TC36V1: Aggregate on matrix of Chrysocolla pseudomorphs after cubic crystals of Boleite. This rare pseudomorph was discovered a few years ago in an area near Amelia (not in the mine itself), but until the end of 2010 new samples had not been recovered.
Manto 3, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur  Mexico (10-12/2010)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5 × 1.3 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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Chrysocolla after Boleite

TA16V1: Aggregate on matrix of Chrysocolla pseudomorphs after small crystals of Boleite and also forming concretions and botryoidal growths. This rare pseudomorph was discovered a few years ago in an area near Amelia (not in the mine itself), but until the end of 2010 new samples had not been recovered.
Manto 3, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur  Mexico (10-12/2010)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4 × 3.4 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




Chrysocolla after Boleite. Chrysocolla after Boleite.
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Pyrargyrite with Quartz
Pyrargyrite with Quartz.

MT13AE2: Aggregate of prismatic crystals with a very well defined hexagonal shapes, excellent terminations, very neat and bright, and partially coated by small Quartz crystals. A little Mexican jewel.
Proaño Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.8” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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Stephanite

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TA99E0: An excellent, really shiny Stephanite that is well positioned on the matrix and has complex crystal forms. There are also some large crystals of Stephanite on the rear of the specimen. There are no dings or scratches anywhere on it and there is a small amount of Pyrite matrix. As we often do, we will send the buyer of this one a copy of the analysis of this tempting specimen.
San Luis shaft, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 3 × 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 1.2” × 0.6” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




Stephanite. Stephanite.
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Calcite with Sphalerite, Fluorite and Quartz
Calcite with Sphalerite, Fluorite and Quartz. Front
Front
Calcite with Sphalerite, Fluorite and Quartz. Side
Side
Calcite with Sphalerite, Fluorite and Quartz.

CQ27AD2: Rhombohedral Calcite crystal with fine polycrystalline growths on its faces. It has a white color and is implanted on a matrix of colorless Fluorite crystals, twinned Sphalerite crystals and aggregates of small Quartz crystals. A Mexican classic.
Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 8 × 7 × 5.7 cm = 3.1” × 2.8” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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Scepter Quartz

TY16I2: Two main crystals have very sharp scepter growths. The crystal on the left forms an inverse scepter from the prism on the base and finishes with a very well-defined normal scepter.
Previously in the Thomas Moore collection.
Mina Liliana, Municipio de Chihuahua, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 3 × 2.9 × 1.9 cm = 1.2” × 1.1” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.2”


Euro:95 / US$100 / Yen:11440 / AUD$131

Scepter Quartz.
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Acanthite with Calcite
Acanthite with Calcite. Acanthite with Calcite.

TV69Z7: Aggregate of very sharp cubic Acanthite crystals that coexist with skeletal and hooked forms of the same mineral. The aggregate, on a Calcite matrix, shows a magnificent contrast between the snowy white Calcite and the luster and relief of the very aerial Acanthite.
Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato  Mexico (03/2013)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.1 × 3.4 cm = 3.4” × 2.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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Andradite

TX76Y0: Very aerial group of dodecahedral Andradite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, a dark Brown color and good luster. They are partially coated by small Quartz crystals and a second generation of dodecahedrons of the same Andradite. The sample is from a not well known Mexican locality.
Cerro El Toro, Álamos, Municipio de Álamos, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 1.3” × 1.1”




Andradite. Front
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Andradite. Side
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Roméite Group (stibiconite)
Roméite Group (stibiconite). Front
Front
Roméite Group (stibiconite). side
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Roméite Group (stibiconite). Top
Top

TR10Q8: Group of sharp crystals, pseudomorphous after Stibnite, with very well defined faces and edges. The locality is considered typical for the species.
It is noted as a donation of A.B. Stiles to the Mineralogical Museum of the University of Delaware.
Real de Catorce, Catorce, San Luis Potosí  Mexico

Specimen size: 23 × 5 × 5 cm = 9.1” × 2.0” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 22 × 3.6 cm = 8.7” × 1.4”




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Milpillas Mine

Azurite with Malachite

TR71AE7: Very aerial aggregate, on matrix, of thick lenticular crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with slight curvatures and a very intense luster, with transparencies on the edges and the famous rich blue color (“electric blue”) typical of the best samples from Milpillas. The Azurite crystals are partially coated by balls of fibrous Malachite that has a silky luster.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2013)

Specimen size: 5 × 2.9 × 2.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.1” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
Azurite with Malachite.
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Malachite after Azurite with Baryte and Goethite
Malachite after Azurite with Baryte and Goethite. Malachite after Azurite with Baryte and Goethite.
Malachite after Azurite with Baryte and Goethite.

TE22AE7: Aggregate of short prismatic Malachite crystals pseudomorphous after Azurite. They are very well defined, have a silky luster on their faces, are partially coated by colorless and very bright small Baryte crystals and are on a botryoidal Goethite matrix, which is very unusual for the locality.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (09-10/2014)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 9.2 × 4.8 cm = 4.6” × 3.6” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2 cm = 1.3” × 0.8”




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Malachite after Azurite with Baryte and Goethite

TJ50AC8: Short prismatic Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite crystals, some of them doubly terminated. They are on a Goethite matrix with small laminar, colorless, transparent and very bright Baryte crystals.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (09-10/2014)

Specimen size: 12 × 9.2 × 3.3 cm = 4.7” × 3.6” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.5 cm = 1.1” × 0.6”




Malachite after Azurite with Baryte and Goethite. Malachite after Azurite with Baryte and Goethite.
Malachite after Azurite with Baryte and Goethite.
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Malachite after Azurite with Baryte
Malachite after Azurite with Baryte. Malachite after Azurite with Baryte.

TA91AB3: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Aggregate, on a rocky matrix, of thick Malachite crystals pseudomorphous after Azurite. They have faces with a fibrous aspect and silky luster and are partially coated by laminar, colorless, clear and very bright Baryte crystals.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (09-10/2014)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 9.1 × 3.8 cm = 4.8” × 3.6” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.5 cm = 1.1” × 1.0”




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Malachite after Azurite on Goethite

TN22AB2: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Flattened crystals pseudomorphous after Azurite, coated by fibrous aggregates of the same Malachite, and implanted on an unusual matrix: a very bright botryoidal Goethite.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (09-10/2014)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 7.5 × 7.7 cm = 3.7” × 3.0” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”




Malachite after Azurite on Goethite. Malachite after Azurite on Goethite.
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Volborthite with Malachite
Volborthite with Malachite.

EV67AC1: Volborthite was the new sensation in the Tucson Show 2015 as well as in Ste. Marie, but the number of them seems to be somewhat limited.
The Milpillas ones are without doubt the world's best for their luster, shape, good contrast with the white clay matrix and the crystal size of the best ones, so all together these are a new standard for this species. We are proud to offer this one which has a very reasonable balance quality / price.
Milpillas Mine, level 26, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (04/2015)

Specimen size: 1.3 × 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.5” × 0.4” × 0.4”




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Vésigniéite

TQ46AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Aggregate of fibrous crystals, very well defined for this unusual vanadate, with a yellowish-green color and on matrix. A new rarity from Milpillas. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of this analysis to the buyer.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2015)

Specimen size: 1.1 × 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4” × 0.4”




Vésigniéite.
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Cuprite
Cuprite. Front
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Cuprite. Top
Top

TR96AD6: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Polycrystalline aggregate of Cuprite crystals showing the dominant octahedron beveled by the dodecahedron, with very well defined faces and edges. The crystals, on a rocky matrix with massive Cuprite, are translucent and have a very deep red color that is partially masked by their extraordinary luster.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (12/2015-01/2016)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1 × 1.1 cm = 0.8” × 0.4” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Cuprite

TR99AC9: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Very bright and sharp Cuprite crystals from recent finds at the Milpillas mine.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (12/2015-01/2016)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5 × 2.5 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




Cuprite. Cuprite.
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Cuprite
Cuprite. Cuprite.

TK46AD2: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Very isolated Cuprite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and larger than usual on Milpillas samples. The crystals, translucent and with an intense red color, are formed by the dominant octahedron with cube and dodecahedron faces and they are on a rocky matrix with massive Cuprite.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (06/2015)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 7 × 4.7 cm = 3.4” × 2.8” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




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Brochantite

TX67AB4: Fibrous Brochantite is very well known at the Milpillas mine but this sample has aggregates of elongated idiomorphic crystals with very well defined faces and edges and chisel like terminations. These crystals are partially coated by a later generation of satin luster and clearer green fibrous Brochantite growths. In our opinion, the world's best for the species for their definition, crystal size, as well as their color and luster and, in general, very high quality.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2012)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4.1 × 1.9 cm = 1.7” × 1.6” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.5 cm = 0.8” × 0.2”




Brochantite.
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Brochantite
Brochantite. Brochantite.
Brochantite.

TL79AB4: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Fibrous Brochantite is very well known at the Milpillas mine but this sample has aggregates of elongated idiomorphic crystals, one of them clearly isolated and doubly terminated, with very well defined faces and edges and chisel like terminations. In our opinion, the world's best for the species for their definition, crystal size, as well as their color and luster and, in general, very high quality.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (07-08/2014)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6.3 × 3.3 cm = 3.7” × 2.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




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Baryte with inclusions and Goethite

TM47AD1: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Very sharp platy crystals, transparent, very bright and with a reddish color probably due to Hematite inclusions. They are on a Goethite matrix and are very unusual for the locality.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (06/2015)

Specimen size: 12 × 7.2 × 1.7 cm = 4.7” × 2.8” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




Baryte with inclusions and Goethite. Baryte with inclusions and Goethite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.

TK87AC9: Aggregate of lenticular Azurite crystals, with very well defined faces and edges and having the very intense luster and the famous rich blue color (“electric blue”) typical of the best samples from Milpillas. With small fibrous malachite coatings.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (12/2013)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”




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Azurite with Malachite

TC50X5: Group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with equant shape and polycrystalline growths on their faces. They are very well defined, are very bright and have the vivid blue color (electric blue) that has made the Azurites from this locality famous.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2011-2012)

Specimen size: 4 × 3 × 2.9 cm = 1.6” × 1.2” × 1.1”




Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malachite. Top
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite.

TR67Z1: Aggregate of complex crystals with very well defined forms, and with polycrystalline surfaces. They are translucent and have the extraordinary deep blue color (“electric blue”) typical of the best samples from Milpillas. On matrix, with small crystals of Malachite pseudomorphous after Azurite.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2011-2012)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.9 × 2.7 cm = 1.6” × 1.5” × 1.1”




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Azurite with Malachite

TN9AC9: Aggregate, on matrix, of lenticular Azurite crystals, with very well defined faces and edges and having the very intense luster from Milpillas and the famous rich blue color (“electric blue”) typical of the best samples from Milpillas. With small fibrous malachite coatings.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (12/2013)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.7 × 2.8 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.1” × 0.6”




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite.

TV27AB4: Aggregate, on matrix, of complex Azurite crystals, two of them clearly dominant, with polycrystalline surfaces and very well defined faces and edges, a deep and vivid blue color (“electric blue”), transparent on the edges and a very intense luster.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (12/2013)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.7” × 1.1” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




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Azurite

TA99W9: Very aerial group of complex crystals that have very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent and have an extraordinary deep blue color (electric blue) typical of the best samples from Milpillas. They have vivid reflections and transparencies under a strong light.
Milpillas Mine, 1100 level, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (10/2011)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.7” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




Azurite.
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Azurite
Azurite.

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TF36AD0: Polycrystalline growth of crystals, one of them clearly dominant, very rich in faces and on matrix. The crystals are very bright and show the extraordinary deep blue color (electric blue) that has made the Azurites from this locality famous.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (04/2015)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.8” × 1.3” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”




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Azurite with Malachite

EG13Q8: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2010. Group of lenticular crystals of Azurite with an excellent definition of their faces and edges and having a very brilliant luster from Milpillas. Their incredible blue color (“electric blue”) is typical of the samples of this very special find. With Malachite and on a small matrix.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (05/2010)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.3 × 3.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.3” × 0.7”


Euro:800 / US$847 / Yen:98260 / AUD$1154

Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
Reservado
Azurite
Azurite.

TP48AB4: Aggregate, on matrix, of complex Azurite crystals, with very well defined faces and edges and polycrystalline surfaces. The crystals have a deep and vivid blue color (“electric blue”), transparent on the edges and a very intense luster.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (12/2013)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.9” × 1.4” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Azurite with Malachite

TE21AC9: Aggregate, on matrix, of prismatic, flattened and doubly terminated Azurite crystals, with very well defined faces and edges and having the very intense luster and the famous rich blue color (“electric blue”) typical of the best samples from Milpillas. Coated by small fibrous Malachite.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2011-2012)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.2 × 2.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.

TD50Q0: Aggregate of equidimensional crystals of Azurite of very deep color and intense luster, on matrix with Malachite. Some faces show a beginning of altering to Malachite but they haven’t lost their luster.

Milpillas Mine, 1100 level, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (08/2009)

Specimen size: 5.1 ×  3 × 2.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.2” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.9 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




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Azurite with Malachite

TR98V4: Parallel aggregates of Azurite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, very bright and with a very deep color. They are on a base of fibrous crystals of Malachite.
Milpillas Mine, 1100 level, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (05/2010)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.4 × 2.7 cm = 2.1” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malachite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite.

TD47V2: Esthetic group of sharp, flattened, crystals of Azurite with very well defined faces and edges. They are partially pseudomorphed by Malachite, but they conserve a lot of the pristine transparency and intensity of color of the Azurite.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2009)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.2 × 1.4 cm = 2.1” × 1.3” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.1 cm = 1.6” × 0.8”




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Azurite with Malachite

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TA10AE2: Aggregate of thick tabular crystals with very well defined faces and edges, small curvatures and a deep blue color (“electric blue”) typical of the best Milpillas samples, nearly transparent on the edges and an intense luster. The aggregate is partially coated by fibrous Malachite crystals with a silky luster. A sample of great character.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (09/2013)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 7.5 × 1.8 cm = 3.0” × 3.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side

TA67X3: Aggregate of Malachite crystals, pseudomorphous after Azurite, which have very well defined faces and curvatures. They have a very deep color and an excellent luster for the species.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2009)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.3 × 3.3 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.3” × 0.5”




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Malachite after Azurite

TQ17V2: Aerial group of Malachite pseudomorphous after Azurite crystals, with rounded faces and edges, a very deep green color and silky luster.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2009)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”




Malachite after Azurite. Malachite after Azurite.
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Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Malachite after Azurite.

TB47AA2: Very aerial group of Malachite pseudomorphous after Azurite crystals, with slightly rounded faces and edges, a very deep green color and a silky luster.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.3 × 2.2 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.4 cm = 1.2” × 0.6”




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Malachite after Azurite

TF49Z0: Aggregate of thick and large crystals, some of them doubly terminated, of Malachite pseudomorphous after Azurite. At the bottom are fan-like aggregates of fibrous crystals with a clearer color.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2009)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.7 × 7.4 cm = 3.0” × 2.2” × 2.9”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.8 cm = 1.6” × 0.7”




Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side
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Ojuela Mine

Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Wulfenite.

TH36Y7: Very unusual pineapple-like aggregate. The crystals, showing the forms of a single prism and the pinacoid, have slightly curved edges. They are on limonite matrix and show excellent color and luster.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2009)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.2 × 2.2 cm = 2.3” × 1.7” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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Wulfenite with Mimetite

TM36AB5: Elongated Wulfenite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with very well defined faces and edges, with excellent color and neat and very bright terminations and on a limonite matrix, with small green growths of spheroidal Mimetite.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2009)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.9 × 2.2 cm = 2.3” × 1.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




Wulfenite with Mimetite. Wulfenite with Mimetite.
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Wulfenite with Mimetite
Wulfenite with Mimetite. Wulfenite with Mimetite.

TE16Y7: Prismatic Wulfenite crystals, most of them doubly terminated, with excellent color and good luster. They are on a limonite matrix with very clear green botryoidal Mimetite coatings.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2009)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.2 × 2.4 ×  cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Mimetite minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Wulfenite with Mimetite

TG16AD5: Wulfenite crystals whose shape is between tabular and equant. The crystals, very well defined, have an excellent luster and very intense color. They are on a limonite matrix with small green botryoidal Mimetite.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2009)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 6.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.6” × 2.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”




Wulfenite with Mimetite. Wulfenite with Mimetite.
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Wulfenite with Mimetite
Wulfenite with Mimetite. Wulfenite with Mimetite.

TR87N4: Wulfenite crystals unusually elongated with slightly curved edges and the faces of a dipyramid, with green globular growths of green Mimetite, on a Limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.7 × 3.2 cm = 2.8” × 2.2” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Mimetite minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Wulfenite with Mimetite

TE27N4: Unusually elongated Wulfenite crystals consisting of a prism of slightlycurved edges, beveled by the faces of a dipyramid. There are with globulargrowths of green Mimetite and a Limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.5 × 3.1 cm = 3.1” × 2.6” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Mimetite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Wulfenite with Mimetite. Wulfenite with Mimetite.
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Wulfenite with Mimetite
Wulfenite with Mimetite. Wulfenite with Mimetite.

TR76N8: Doubly terminated crystals of Wulfenite with flat pinacoidal terminations. They have excellent color and a curious orange zoning in their center. They are with small green crystals of Mimetite and are on Limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 6.9 × 3.3 cm = 3.6” × 2.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Rosasite

TE96V5: Botryoidal aggregate with an almost cylindrical contour and with intense and uniform bluish green color.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.2 × 2.5 cm = 1.7” × 1.7” × 1.0”




Rosasite.
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Rosasite
Rosasite. Rosasite.

TQ66AC5: A bizarre formation of botryoidal Rosasite with an intense and uniform bluish green color and on a limonite matrix. Such a sample is almost an “oldie” because no more have been recovered since this Rosasite was mined in 2010.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.6 × 2.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.4” × 1.1”




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Rosasite

TD76AC5: A bizarre formation of botryoidal Rosasite with an intense and uniform bluish green color and on a limonite matrix. Such a sample is almost an “oldie” because no more have been recovered since this Rosasite was mined in 2010.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.4 × 2.5 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 1.0”


Euro:230 / US$243 / Yen:28250 / AUD$331

Rosasite. Rosasite.
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Rosasite
Rosasite. Rosasite.

TF76AC5: A bizarre formation of botryoidal Rosasite with an intense and uniform bluish green color and on a limonite matrix. Such a sample is almost an “oldie” because no more have been recovered since this Rosasite was mined in 2010.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.6 × 2.8 cm = 2.5” × 1.8” × 1.1”




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Mottramite

TZ8AB7: These Mottramites were found in 2011 at the Ojuela mine, where the species never before had been observed. A lot of samples were recovered in that find, but never again so the find was unique. The quality of this sample is quite competitive due to its botryoidal forms which make it comparable to the good quality samples from other localities. We’ll provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, level 35, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (11/20111)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 5.2 × 3.8 cm = 2.7” × 2.0” × 1.5”




Mottramite. Mottramite.
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Mottramite
Mottramite. Mottramite.

TT96AB7: These Mottramites were found in 2011 at the Ojuela mine, where the species never before had been observed. A lot of samples were recovered in that find, but never again so the find was unique. The quality of this sample is quite competitive due to its botryoidal forms which make it comparable to the good quality samples from other localities. We’ll provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, level 35, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (11/20111)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7 × 4.8 cm = 3.7” × 2.8” × 1.9”




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Austinite

TA47AA2: Spheroidal aggregates of small but very sharp Austinite crystals that are translucent, bright, with curved edges, and with slightly-bluish green color. They are on limonite matrix, with small Adamite crystals. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5 × 4.2 cm = 3.0” × 2.0” × 1.7”




Austinite. Austinite.
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Mimetite with Calcite
Mimetite with Calcite. Mimetite with Calcite.

ME97Y3: Short arborescent growths of dipyramidal crystals with notable curved faces and edges. They have an intense yellow color and are on a limonite matrix with small Calcite crystals. Of very good quality for the locality.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.2 × 3.9 cm = 3.3” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Hemimorphite

TM67N0: Fanlike growths of Hemimorphite crystals. They are flattened, transparent with sharp faces and edges. The Hemimorphite is with small clear crystals of Calcite on a matrix of Limonite.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (±1990)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 8.5 × 6 cm = 4.5” × 3.3” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.5 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Hemimorphite.
Hemimorphite.
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Hemimorphite with Dolomite
Hemimorphite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Hemimorphite with Dolomite. Top
Top
Hemimorphite with Dolomite.

MB76W7: Radial and fanlike groups of flattened crystals. They are translucent and very bright, with a slightly yellowish color zoning. They are on a limonite matrix. The sample is characteristic of finds in the seventies of the last century.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 12.8 × 10.5 × 7.2 cm = 5.0” × 4.1” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer



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Adamite from Ojuela Mine

Adamite

TD76M9: Globular growths and well individualized crystals that have yellow color and an intense luster that contrasts with the dark Limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7 × 3.9 cm = 3.6” × 2.8” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Adamite. Adamite.
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Duftite from Ojuela Mine

Duftite with Calcite
Duftite with Calcite. Duftite with Calcite.

MX9X2: Botryoidal growths of micro-crystals of Duftite, some of them very well defined under a binocular microscope. They are clear green to slightly darker green and their luster varies from bright to dull, with transparent and colorless crystals of Calcite, and they coat a limonite matrix. Due to the absence of previous data about notable samples of Duftite at the Ojuela mine, we consider this find as an interesting "novelty" for this mine. The samples have been analyzed, and we'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2012)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.9 × 2 cm = 1.4” × 1.1” × 0.8”




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Duftite with Calcite

MT12X2: Botryoidal growths of micro-crystals of Duftite, some of them very well defined under a binocular microscope. They are clear green to slightly darker green and their luster varies from bright to dull, with transparent and colorless crystals of Calcite, and they coat a limonite matrix. Due to the absence of previous data about notable samples of Duftite at the Ojuela mine, we consider this find as an interesting "novelty" for this mine. The samples have been analyzed, and we'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2012)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.5” × 0.9”




Duftite with Calcite. Duftite with Calcite.
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Duftite with Calcite
Duftite with Calcite. Duftite with Calcite.

MV11X2: Botryoidal growths of micro-crystals of Duftite, some of them very well defined under a binocular microscope. They are clear green to slightly darker green and their luster varies from bright to dull, with transparent and colorless crystals of Calcite, and they coat a limonite matrix. Due to the absence of previous data about notable samples of Duftite at the Ojuela mine, we consider this find as an interesting "novelty" for this mine. The samples have been analyzed, and we'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2012)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.7” × 1.4” × 1.0”




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Duftite with Calcite

MP12X2: Botryoidal growths of micro-crystals of Duftite, some of them very well defined under a binocular microscope. They are clear green to slightly darker green and their luster varies from bright to dull, with transparent and colorless crystals of Calcite, and they coat a limonite matrix. Due to the absence of previous data about notable samples of Duftite at the Ojuela mine, we consider this find as an interesting "novelty" for this mine. The samples have been analyzed, and we'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2012)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.4 × 2.9 cm = 1.9” × 1.7” × 1.1”




Duftite with Calcite. Duftite with Calcite.
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Duftite with Calcite
Duftite with Calcite. Duftite with Calcite.

MG11X2: Botryoidal growths of micro-crystals of Duftite, some of them very well defined under a binocular microscope. They are clear green to slightly darker green and their luster varies from bright to dull, with transparent and colorless crystals of Calcite, and they coat a limonite matrix. Due to the absence of previous data about notable samples of Duftite at the Ojuela mine, we consider this find as an interesting "novelty" for this mine. The samples have been analyzed, and we'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2012)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.3 × 2.6 cm = 2.5” × 1.7” × 1.0”




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Duftite with Calcite

MA96X2: Botryoidal growths of micro-crystals of Duftite, some of them very well defined under a binocular microscope. They are clear green to slightly darker green and their luster varies from bright to dull, with transparent and colorless crystals of Calcite, and they coat a limonite matrix. Due to the absence of previous data about notable samples of Duftite at the Ojuela mine, we consider this find as an interesting "novelty" for this mine. The samples have been analyzed, and we'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2012)

Specimen size: 12 × 8.8 × 3.8 cm = 4.7” × 3.5” × 1.5”




Duftite with Calcite. Duftite with Calcite.
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Fluorescent Opal (variety hyalite)

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Opal (variety hyalite)
Opal (variety hyalite). LED light
LED light
Opal (variety hyalite). Day light
Day light

TJ14Z2: A novelty at Tucson 2014. These Opals (variety hyalite) appeared for first time during the Tucson Show and in addition to the fact that they are gemmy and quite aesthetic, standing up on their matrix, their main feature is that they fluoresce even in daylight! In fact, they fluoresce in almost all kinds of light, neon light, LED light, daylight and, of course,UV light. The only light with which they don't react is incandescent. As they are so new the locality is still very vague, sorry for that, but we are sure that time will clarify the locality as well as the reason why they fluoresce so strongly.
Zacatecas  Mexico (2013-2014)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.4” × 1.0” × 0.6”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV




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Opal (variety hyalite)

TJ36Z6: A novelty at Tucson 2014. Transparent botryoidal growth on matrix. This kind of Opal (variety hyalite), in addition to the fact that it is gemmy and quite aesthetic, standing up on its matrix, has the extraordinary property of fluorescing in daylight! In fact, it fluoresces in almost all types of light, neon light, LED light, daylight and, of course, UV light. The only light with which it doesn’t react is incandescent. As they are so new the locality is still very vague, sorry for that, but we are sure that time will clarify the locality as well as the reason why they fluoresce so strongly.
Zacatecas  Mexico (2013-2014)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.6” × 1.5” × 0.9”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV




Opal (variety hyalite). LED light
LED light
Opal (variety hyalite). Day light
Day light
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Opal (variety hyalite)
Opal (variety hyalite). LED light
LED light
Opal (variety hyalite). Day light
Day light

TT16Z6: A novelty at Tucson 2014. Transparent botryoidal growth on matrix. This kind of Opal (variety hyalite), in addition to the fact that it is gemmy and quite aesthetic, standing up on its matrix, has the extraordinary property of fluorescing in daylight! In fact, it fluoresces in almost all types of light, neon light, LED light, daylight and, of course, UV light. The only light with which it doesn’t react is incandescent. As they are so new the locality is still very vague, sorry for that, but we are sure that time will clarify the locality as well as the reason why they fluoresce so strongly.
Zacatecas  Mexico (2013-2014)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.5 × 3.7 cm = 1.9” × 1.0” × 1.5”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV




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Opal (variety hyalite)

TF46Z2: A novelty at Tucson 2014. These Opals (variety hyalite) appeared for first time during the Tucson Show and in addition to the fact that they are gemmy and quite aesthetic, standing up on their matrix, their main feature is that they fluoresce even in daylight! In fact, they fluoresce in almost all kinds of light, neon light, LED light, daylight and, of course,UV light. The only light with which they don't react is incandescent. As they are so new the locality is still very vague, sorry for that, but we are sure that time will clarify the locality as well as the reason why they fluoresce so strongly.
Zacatecas  Mexico (2013-2014)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 0.9”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV


Euro:140 / US$148 / Yen:16860 / AUD$193

Opal (variety hyalite). LED light
LED light
Opal (variety hyalite). Day light
Day light
Reservado
Opal (variety hyalite)
Opal (variety hyalite). LED light
LED light
Opal (variety hyalite). Day light
Day light
Opal (variety hyalite). LED light
LED light
Opal (variety hyalite). Day light
Day light

TB99Z3: A novelty at Tucson 2014. These Opals (variety hyalite), in addition to the fact that they are gemmy and quite aesthetic, standing up on their matrix, they have the extraordinary property of fluorescing in daylight! In fact, they fluoresce in almost all types of light, neon light, LED light, daylight and, of course, UV light. The only light with which they don't react is incandescent. As they are so new the locality is still very vague, sorry for that, but we are sure that time will clarify the locality as well as the reason why they fluoresce so strongly
Zacatecas  Mexico (2013-2014)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.2 × 3.3 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV




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Opal (variety hyalite)

TD48Z8: Transparent botryoidal growth on matrix. This kind of Opal (variety hyalite), in addition to the fact that it is gemmy and quite aesthetic, standing up on its matrix, has the extraordinary property of fluorescing in daylight! In fact, it fluoresces in almost all types of light, neon light, LED light, daylight and, of course, UV light. The only light with which it doesn’t react is incandescent. As they are so new the locality is still very vague, sorry for that, but we are sure that time will clarify the locality as well as the reason why they fluoresce so strongly.
Zacatecas  Mexico (2013-2014)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.2 × 3.5 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 1.4”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV


Euro:340 / US$360 / Yen:41760 / AUD$490

Opal (variety hyalite). LED light
LED light
Opal (variety hyalite). Day light
Day light
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Opal (variety hyalite)
Opal (variety hyalite). LED light
LED light
Opal (variety hyalite). Day light
Day light

TB47Z2: A novelty at Tucson 2014. These Opals (variety hyalite) appeared for first time during the Tucson Show and in addition to the fact that they are gemmy and quite aesthetic, standing up on their matrix, their main feature is that they fluoresce even in daylight! In fact, they fluoresce in almost all kinds of light, neon light, LED light, daylight and, of course,UV light. The only light with which they don't react is incandescent. As they are so new the locality is still very vague, sorry for that, but we are sure that time will clarify the locality as well as the reason why they fluoresce so strongly.
Zacatecas  Mexico (2013-2014)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.9 × 3.4 cm = 2.9” × 2.3” × 1.3”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV




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Sulfides from Oaxaca

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Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite

TC11Z6: Group, on a Chalcopyrite matrix, of complex Tennantite crystals with a tetrahedral shape and very rich with faces, very bright and partially coated by small Quartz crystals. The analysis of the crystals indicates that they are basically silvery Tennantite, but the presence of other silver minerals such as Miargyrite, Pyrargyrite or Freibergite has been detected. The sample is form a Mexican zone that is scarcely known in mineralogical circles, so we indicate the locality as approximate because we don’t know if all the samples are from a single mine, different mines, or from a wider mining area. We will send a copy of the analysis of the Tennantite to the buyer.
San José de Taviche Mine, San José del Progreso, Ocotlan de Morelos, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (2013)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.6 × 1.1 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”




Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
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Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.

TA11Z6: Group, on a Chalcopyrite matrix, of complex Tennantite crystals with a tetrahedral shape and very rich with faces, very bright and partially coated by small Quartz crystals. The analysis of the crystals indicates that they are basically silvery Tennantite, but the presence of other silver minerals such as Miargyrite, Pyrargyrite or Freibergite has been detected. The sample is form a Mexican zone that is scarcely known in mineralogical circles, so we indicate the locality as approximate because we don’t know if all the samples are from a single mine, different mines, or from a wider mining area. We will send a copy of the analysis of the Tennantite to the buyer.
San José de Taviche Mine, San José del Progreso, Ocotlan de Morelos, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (2013)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.9 × 1.3 cm = 1.3” × 0.7” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite

TD60Z6: Group, on a Chalcopyrite matrix, of complex Tennantite crystals with a tetrahedral shape and very rich with faces, very bright and partially coated by small Quartz crystals. The analysis of the crystals indicates that they are basically silvery Tennantite, but the presence of other silver minerals such as Miargyrite, Pyrargyrite or Freibergite has been detected. The sample is form a Mexican zone that is scarcely known in mineralogical circles, so we indicate the locality as approximate because we don’t know if all the samples are from a single mine, different mines, or from a wider mining area. We will send a copy of the analysis of the Tennantite to the buyer.
San José de Taviche Mine, San José del Progreso, Ocotlan de Morelos, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (2013)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.7 × 3.5 cm = 2.2” × 1.9” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
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CANADA


Smoky Quartz with Calcite
Smoky Quartz with Calcite. Front
Front
Smoky Quartz with Calcite. Rear
Rear

TF96X4: Group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with a very short prism, very well marked window growths on rhombohedron faces and a particularly intense glassy luster. Good samples from the Grant Quarry, aside from their scarcity, are specially appreciated by advanced collectors due to their high quality, and the neat inner forms of growth and dissolution.
Grant Quarry, Greely, Ontario  Canada (06/2004)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.9 × 3.2 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 1.3”




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Quartz (variety smoky)

TD28AD4: Aggregate of crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with window (“fenster”) growths in some of their faces and a particularly intense “glassy” luster. The better samples from the Grant Quarry, aside from their scarcity, are especially appreciated by advanced collectors due to their quality, and the neat inner growths.
Grant Quarry, Greely, Gloucester Township, Carleton County, Ontario  Canada (06/2004)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.7 × 3.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.9” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 3.4 cm = 1.3” × 1.3”




Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
Rear
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Lazulite with Siderite
Lazulite with Siderite. Lazulite with Siderite.

MP37AD9: Aggregate of twinned Lazulite crystals, quite large for the locality and on matrix, with rhombohedral Siderite crystals.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.4 × 2.6 cm = 1.9” × 1.7” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




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Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz

MK86AD9: Aggregate of twinned Lazulite crystals, quite large for the locality and on matrix, with white Augelite microcrystals and rhombohedral Siderite crystals.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4 × 3.4 cm = 2.0” × 1.6” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz. Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz.
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Lazulite with Fluorapatite and Siderite
Lazulite with Fluorapatite and Siderite. Lazulite with Fluorapatite and Siderite.
Lazulite with Fluorapatite and Siderite.

ML56AC9: Twinned Lazulite crystals, very bright, with very well defined faces and edges, and on matrix with transparent Siderite crystals and an aggregate of colorless Fluorapatite crystals.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 8 × 5.3 × 3.3 cm = 3.1” × 2.1” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz

EC66K0: Twinned crystals, one of them clearly dominant, of sharp faces and edges with good luster and color, on a matrix very rich in small crystals of Siderite and Quartz.
Rapid Creek area, Yukon Territory  Canada

Specimen size: 8.1 × 5.6 × 4.5 cm = 3.2” × 2.2” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz.
Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz.
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Lazulite with Augelite, Siderite and Quartz
Lazulite with Augelite, Siderite and Quartz. Front
Front
Lazulite with Augelite, Siderite and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Lazulite with Augelite, Siderite and Quartz. Side
Side
Lazulite with Augelite, Siderite and Quartz.

MY37AA9: Aggregate of very well defined Lazulite crystals with very intense color and luster, on matrix and partially coated by translucent rhombohedral Siderite crystals, groups of clear Quartz crystals and plentiful (for the locality) small Augelite crystals with a clear green color.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.7 × 3.7 cm = 3.3” × 2.6” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




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Kulanite with Siderite

ME13AD3: Isolated Kulanite crystal with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, extraordinarily bright and with a very deep color. It is on matrix, with a translucent rhombohedral Siderite crystal, quite large for the locality.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.5” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Kulanite with Siderite. Kulanite with Siderite.
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Whiteite-(CaFeMg) with Quartz, Siderite and Lazulite
Whiteite-(CaFeMg) with Quartz, Siderite and Lazulite. Whiteite-(CaFeMg) with Quartz, Siderite and Lazulite.

TP86AB6: Individual Whiteite-(CaFeMg) crystals, one of them clearly dominant, flattened and very elongated due to repeated parallel growths. They have a light cream color and are on matrix, with small Quartz, Siderite and Lazulite crystals.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.2 × 2 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1 cm = 1.0” × 0.4”




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Wardite with Siderite, Lazulite and Quartz

MD13AD3: Elegant aggregate of Wardite crystals in parallel growth, with a dipyramidal shape, on matrix, very aerial and sharp, translucent, with a very pale green color and on matrix, with Siderite and small Lazulite crystals.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




Wardite with Siderite, Lazulite and Quartz. Wardite with Siderite, Lazulite and Quartz.
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Wardite with Childrenite
Wardite with Childrenite. Wardite with Childrenite.

MF86AB1: Aggregate of dipyramidal crystals on matrix. Very sharp, translucent, and with transparent vertices, they have a pale green color and have some of their faces are partially coated by microcrystals of Childrenite, also present on the matrix.
Stoneman Mt., Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.2 × 2.9 cm = 2.5” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”




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Augelite with Siderite

EL89AA3: Aggregate of very sharp and very well defined Augelite crystals, between translucent and transparent, with a nice green color zoned by brown Siderite inclusions and on matrix, with Siderite.
Kulan Camp, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (1998)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




Augelite with Siderite.
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Brazilianite with Siderite and Quartz
Brazilianite with Siderite and Quartz. Brazilianite with Siderite and Quartz.

EM48AA3: Group of Brazilianite crystals, one of them doubly terminated, with very well defined faces and edges, with a light green color and on matrix, with Siderite, Quartz and small Lazulite crystals. Their color apart, very uncommon for the species, we especially note the locality, where Brazilianite is a very rare species.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2014 Munich Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ Nov/Dec 2014, number 120, page 51
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (1998)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.8 × 2.1 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Rhodochrosite

ET49AD7: Aggregate of very sharp intergrown rhombohedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant and complete. They are bright and have a very intense deep color. This morphology, so well defined, is unusual with samples from Mount-Saint- Hilaire.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 59 of the 2016/02 edition
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada (08/2015)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.4” × 1.1” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”




Rhodochrosite. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite. Rear
Rear
Rhodochrosite. Side
Side
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Serandite with Aegirine and Albite
Serandite with Aegirine and Albite. Serandite with Aegirine and Albite.

EV90AA3: Parallel growth of Serandite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and an intense color. They are implanted on a matrix of laminar Albite and have thin black Aegirine crystals scattered about.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada (1984)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 2.7 × 2.6 cm = 2.1” × 1.1” × 1.0”




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Manganite

VA71Z3: Druse-like growth of very well defined crystals with simple forms and extraordinarily bright. A Manganite sample from a little known Canadian locality, unusual in mineral collecting for an obscure locality to produce a great quality sample. The crystals have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Caland Pit, Atikokan, Hutchinson, Ontario  Canada (±1978)

Specimen size: 9 × 7.5 × 4.4 cm = 3.5” × 3.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Former collection of A. Mayor




Manganite. Manganite.
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Grossular (hessonite) with Clinochlore
Grossular (hessonite) with Clinochlore.

TR96Q8: Group of dodecahedral crystals beveled by the faces of a trapezohedron. They have very well defined faces and edges and an excellent luster and color, between pink and orange. They are on a matrix coated by small crystals of Clinochlore.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (07/11/1981)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.2 × 1.1 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”




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Jeffrey Quarry Vesuvianite and Diopside

The great Jeffrey Quarry in Asbestos, Canada is now closed, so we don't expect to get any more fine material from there in the future. In the last few days of its glorious history the Jeffrey Quarry nevertheless still giving us great things:

Vesuvianite

TE66AC4: Floater sample with aggregates of short prismatic crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated, transparent, bright and with areas of a very vivid violet color on terminations. A small jewel.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (2000)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”


Euro:1150 / US$1217 / Yen:141250 / AUD$1659

Vesuvianite. Vesuvianite.
Vesuvianite.
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Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite. Front
Front
Vesuvianite. Rear
Rear

TZ91AB3: Aggregate of very well shaped Vesuvianite crystals, some of them partially doubly terminated, translucent, very bright and with a vivid greenish yellow color.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (2004)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.1 × 2 cm = 2.0” × 1.6” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.6 cm = 0.6” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Vesuvianite with Diopside

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MC51J7: The crystal habit is rare: they are apparently tabular but the fine vertical striation and the presence of the pinacoid show that they really are very flat prisms. Their color and luster are excellent. They are implanted on a group of prismatic crystals of greenish-yellow Vesuvianite with deep violet terminations.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (09/2005)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.7 × 4.5 cm = 2.1” × 1.5” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Diopside fluorescent short & long UV



Vesuvianite with Diopside. Vesuvianite with Diopside.
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Vesuvianite with Diopside
Vesuvianite with Diopside. Front
Front
Vesuvianite with Diopside. Rear
Rear
Vesuvianite with Diopside.

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MD3K0: Group of crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated, with an excellent luster and color, moving from green to mauve but basically yellow. The tips of the pyramids are transparent. The specimen, with the presence of small tabular and transparent crystals of Diopside, is a floater.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (09/2005)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5.8 × 5.4 cm = 3.0” × 2.3” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”

Diopside intense fluorescence short & long UV




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Andradite (Demantoid) from Jeffrey Quarry

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Andradite (variety demantoid) with Amphibole

EC36W8: Isolated and clustered crystals that show the dominant form of the dodecahedron beveled by the trapezohedron. They have an excellent transparency and luster and are a very deep green color that contrasts with the rocky matrix partially coated by a white, indeterminate amphibole. The species has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (25/04/2009)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5 × 3.9 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




Andradite (variety demantoid) with Amphibole. Andradite (variety demantoid) with Amphibole.
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