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This page gathers together the specimens that, because of their quality, rarity or interesting locality,
we wish to maintain on our web site as reference specimens although they have been sold.

Mexico


Fluorite with Calcite and Chalcopyrite
Fluorite with Calcite and Chalcopyrite.
Fluorite with Calcite and Chalcopyrite.

TR11G8: Crystals combine faces of cube and octahedron. Lilac color and transparency are very good. On the matrix there are some Tetrahedrite crystals and small formations of Calcite and Chalcopyrite.
Mina San Martín, Sombrerete, Zacatecas  Mexico (01/2005)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5 × 4.8 cm = 2.9” × 2.0” × 1.9”

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

Tennantite

FX26: Good and sharp Tennantite crystal faces, good disposition on the white Quartz matrix. As frequent in Oliete's specimens: a good esthetic choice. Minor Pyrite is also present.
Mina El Cobre, Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 7 × 5 × 6.7 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Former Oliete collection. Number 241, bought in 1971
Tennantite.
Acanthite with Calcite
Acanthite with Calcite.
Acanthite with Calcite. Acanthite with Calcite.
Acanthite with Calcite

AP50T7: Centered and parallel growths of very aerial and elongated crystals. They have well defined faces and edges and hollow growths, with a matrix of Calcite crystals. Great sample from the Silvane collection, with a wide pedigree reflected on several labels, one of them from the prestigious Bill and Carol Smith collection, which we’ll send to the buyer.
San Luis shaft, level 480, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 6 × 4.3 × 2.2 cm = 2.4” × 1.7” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.2 cm = 0.4” × 0.1”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

Topaz with Opal

ET16X1: Two single crystals, one of them clearly dominant, that combine two vertical prisms, a very sharp pinacoid and some smaller forms. The crystals, translucent and with an intense color that is deeper on the terminations and on the edges, are on a matrix of volcanic rock with spheroidal growths of Opal.
Mina Artroyos, Potrillos, Coneto de Comonfort, Durango  Mexico (±1970)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.4 × 1.7 cm = 1.0” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Topaz with Opal.
Fluorapatite with Quartz (Chalcedony) and Calcite
Fluorapatite with Quartz (Chalcedony) and Calcite.
Fluorapatite with Quartz (Chalcedony) and Calcite.

MA50K1: Very well defined crystals, one of them clearly dominant and of considerable length and with very good color and luster on a matrix which is a Chalcedony formation, uncommon for Cerro de Mercado specimens.
Mina Cerro de Mercado, Cerro de los Remedios, Victoria de Durango, Municipio de Durango, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 11.2 × 8.5 × 7 cm = 4.4” × 3.3” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 5.3 × 1.5 cm = 2.1” × 0.6”

Chalcedony fluorescent long & short UV
Octahedral Fluorite

TM26D8: While this locality has produced lots of material and quite often produces good ones, this octahedral Fluorite is really nice. This is due to the crystal size, their definition and the intensity of their color. A major sample for a reasonable price.
Mina Navidad, Abasolo, Rodeo, Municipio de Rodeo, Durango  Mexico (2003)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 10.5 × 3 cm = 4.8” × 4.1” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 2.4 cm = 1.1” × 0.9”

Octahedral Fluorite.
Octahedral Fluorite.
Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite.
Hemimorphite.

TV66K0: Group of white prismatic crystals, very well defined and bright, on a dark matrix partially limonitized. On the lower part of the crystals there is a black phantom zonation.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.5 × 7.3 × 3.4 cm = 3.0” × 2.9” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 0.7 cm = 1.1” × 0.3”

Smithsonite

TD67Q1: Clear green botryoidal aggregate on matrix. We note the excellent quality of this sample considering its locality of origin.
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), level 8, East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (±1990)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 7.1 × 4.5 cm = 3.6” × 2.8” × 1.8”

Minor fluorescence long UV

Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Smithsonite.

TR90AA2: Botryoidal growths on a limonite matrix of crystalline surfaces with a clear yellow color with slightly greenish shades and an intense silky luster. We especially note the uniform quality of the Smithsonite, very rare in a sample of this size.
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (11/2012)

Specimen size: 15.8 × 9.2 × 6.9 cm = 6.2” × 3.6” × 2.7”

Smithsonite pseudo Calcite with Calcite

TA96Y0: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Astounding Smithsonites replacing Calcite. They show successive replacement shells indicating that the Calcite was partially replaced, some was dissolved and the next layer was attacked. Its color, its 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: 4.8 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”

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

TF47Y1: 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: 5.7 × 4.7 × 3 cm = 2.2” × 1.9” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.2 cm = 1.0” × 0.5”

Smithsonite pseudo Calcite on Calcite

TE7Y0: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Astounding Smithsonites replacing Calcite. They show successive replacement shells indicating that the Calcite was partially replaced, some was dissolved and the next layer was attacked. Its color, its 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.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #35, August 14, 2013 edition.
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), level 8, East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (04/2013)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.1 × 2.9 cm = 2.4” × 1.6” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”

Smithsonite pseudo Calcite on Calcite.
Smithsonite pseudo Calcite on Calcite
Smithsonite pseudo Calcite on Calcite. Front
Front
Smithsonite pseudo Calcite on Calcite. Side
Side

TP98Y0: A novelty at St. Marie 2013. Astounding Smithsonites replacing Calcite. They show successive replacement shells indicating that the Calcite was partially replaced, some was dissolved and the next layer was attacked. Its color, its 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: 8.9 × 5.9 × 4.5 cm = 3.5” × 2.3” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 1.5 cm = 1.3” × 0.6”

Rhodochrosite

TR27Z8: Vug, on a rocky matrix, filled by short prismatic crystals with flat rhombohedral terminations. The crystals are transparent, bright, with very uniform color and have small, pale yellow, globular coatings, probably Smithsonite.
Potosí Mine, level 10, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (19/09/2013)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.8 × 1.4 cm = 1.8” × 1.5” × 0.6”

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

Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
Rhodochrosite with Quartz
Rhodochrosite with Quartz.

TB26N4: Superficial growths and rhombohedral crystals of uniform pink color with clear sharp crystals of Quartz.
Mina El Potosí, Nivel 10, Santa Eulalia, Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.5 × 2.4 cm = 1.7” × 1.0” × 0.9”

Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite

TP96F6: The complex and numerous faces frame the octahedral crystals, which are considerably transparent and a neat lilac color that contrasts with the scalenohedra of Calcite. While Fluorite from this locality is known, it is not normally of this quality.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5.5 × 4.8 cm = 2.2” × 2.2” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.9” × 0.8”

Fluorite and Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite.
Creedite
Creedite. Creedite.

CA17F2: The group is very rich in classic violet crystals so typical of this locality, with ochre zones caused by iron oxides. Nowadays it is very difficult to obtain Creedite from Santa Eulalia.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 8 × 5.5 × 3.5 cm = 3.1” × 2.2” × 1.4”

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

Mimetite

TC56W7: Elongated crystals with pyramidal terminations and a very intense yellow color, bright and on a limonite matrix. It comes from a specific find in shaft 5 at Santa Eulalia.
Shaft 5, Santa Eulalia, Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4 × 1.4 cm = 2.3” × 1.6” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Mimetite. Mimetite.
Vanadinite
Vanadinite.

TD14V4: A novelty at Tucson 2012. Unusual crystalline shape for the Vanadinite, whose aggregates are formed by dipyramidal crystals of very well defined faces and edges. They show a creamy color and are on matrix.
Chimenea Cox, Mina San Antonio, Nivel 4, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua  Mexico (2011)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.2 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”

Silver (Spinel twin)

TZ26F3: This is a really great sample, very esthetic, with the branches of the Silver very aerial, and clearly showing the Spinel twinning. This form is not that uncommon in the silvers from Mexico, but it is not normally this obvious. So, as we said, a great one.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the magazine ‘Rivista Mineralogica Italiana’ on page 245 in number 2005/4.
San Antonio Mine, Cerro de las Animas, Todos Santos-Roncevalles, Batopilas, Andrés del Río District, Municipio Batopilas, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 7 × 3.2 × 2.9 cm = 2.8” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 0.7 cm = 1.9” × 0.3”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Silver (Spinel twin). Silver (Spinel twin).
Wulfenite
Wulfenite.

TY36L3: Thick tabular crystal group, perfectly defined, very bright, with the best color known for this locality. Crystals are positioned on a small matrix of Limonite with a very aerial shape.
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.5 × 1.6 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Wulfenite with Mimetite-Pyromorphite (solid solution)

MR67AC8: Aggregate of thick tabular crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are bright, have a very vivid color and are partially coated by Mimetite-Pyromorphite (solid solution) forming a crust with a color between pale green and yellow. We'll send copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 6 × 5.2 × 2.4 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 0.9”

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

Wulfenite with Mimetite-Pyromorphite (solid solution). Wulfenite with Mimetite-Pyromorphite (solid solution).
Wulfenite on Calcite
Wulfenite on Calcite. Wulfenite on Calcite.

MB96AB8: Very well defined crystals, between tabular and dipyramidal, with polycrystalline terminations, very well defined with an intense color and on a Calcite matrix.
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5 × 3.5 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 1.4”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Wulfenite with Willemite

FA66J5: Isolated tabular crystal of excellent color on matrix of microcrystalline Willemite. Willlemite is known from Los Lamentos, but it is rare for the locality. The specimen is from Martín Oliete collection and we’ll send the collection card to the buyer of the sample.

Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico (1982)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.9 × 4.9 cm = 2.8” × 1.9” × 1.9”

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

Willemite fluorescent short UV & low fluorescence long UV

Oliete's collection number: 298, bought in 1982
Wulfenite with Willemite.
Wulfenite with Willemite.
Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Wulfenite.

EE89V9: Notable aggregate of tabular crystals of Wulfenite. They have an orange-yellow color, a darker horizontal geometrical color zoning and they are on limonite matrix.
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 13 × 10 × 8.5 cm = 5.1” × 3.9” × 3.3”

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

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Arsenic-rich Vanadinite (variety endlichite)

ME47AF3: Irregular aggregate of greatly elongated crystals with a spindle-like shape, most of them doubly terminated with very acute pyramidal terminations. The crystals are brighter than usual for Los Lamentos and have a dark greenish-brown color. These Vanadinites, whose arsenic content is quite higher than usual, are well known as the endlichite variety.
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.6 × 3.1 cm = 1.9” × 1.4” × 1.2”

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

Arsenic-rich Vanadinite (variety endlichite). Front
Front
Arsenic-rich Vanadinite (variety endlichite). Rear
Rear
Arsenic-rich Vanadinite (variety endlichite). Top
Top
Vanadinite with Calcite
Vanadinite with Calcite. Vanadinite with Calcite.

TX97Q8: Very aerial group of crystals, most of them doubly terminated, with hollowed terminations, pale orange color, and with small crystals of Calcite, on matrix. We especially note, as unusual, the locality.
The sample is from the Gary Murdock collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mina San Carlos (Mina Apex), San Carlos, Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 6 × 3.9 × 3.5 cm = 2.4” × 1.5” × 1.4”

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

Vanadinite

EZ68W7: Aggregate of crystals with parallel growths, hollow terminations and typical brown color. In spite of its color this Vanadinite should not be confused with the arsenical Vanadinite (endlichite variety) from Los Lamentos.
Mina San Carlos (Mina Apex), San Carlos, Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua  Mexico (1960-1970)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 7 × 3.4 cm = 4.1” × 2.8” × 1.3”

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

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
Azurite with Dolomite
Azurite with Dolomite.
Azurite with Dolomite. Azurite with Dolomite.

TF67N0: From a very uncommon and not well-known locality in Chihuahua. The main group forms a rosette of very platy crystals, that are bright, of a very deep color and implanted on a Dolomite matrix.
Sierra Rica, Municipio Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4 × 3.7 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Calcite with Galena and Pyrite
Calcite with Galena and Pyrite

TQ16H3: The Calcite crystal has simple forms but has a completely recrystallized surface emphasizing the esthetic effect on matrix rich of Galena, Pyrite and Calcite. Specimen with pedigree, as labels of first supplier and collection of origin shows (they misidentified the species, which appears as Dolomite)
Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 11 × 5.3 × 5..2 cm = 4.3” × 2.1” × 2.0”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Calcite with Galena and Pyrite.
Fluorite with Galena and Calcite
Fluorite with Galena and Calcite. Fluorite with Galena and Calcite.
Fluorite with Galena and Calcite
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TP86R9: Groups of transparent cubic crystals of a deeper color than usual for this kind of sample. The crystals show surfaces with polycrystalline growths on the octahedron faces and are implanted on a matrix with bright cub-octahedral crystals of Galena.
The sample is from the prestigious collection of Dr. Marvin D. Rausch (Massachusetts), whose label we'll send to the buyer.
Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua  Mexico (±1986)

Specimen size: 15 × 13 × 11 cm = 5.9” × 5.1” × 4.3”

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 6.6 cm = 2.8” × 2.6”

Mimetite

MZ87S7: Very well defined globular growths of Mimetite with a particularly intense yellow color and on Limonite matrix.
San Pedro Corralitos, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.2 × 1.2 cm = 2.4” × 1.7” × 0.5”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Mimetite. Mimetite.
Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Front
Front
Calcite with Pyrite. Side
Side

TP27AD1: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Scalenohedral Calcite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with very well defined polycrystalline growth. The crystals, translucent, with a snowy white color and with a silky luster, are implanted on a matrix with Quartz and Pyrite.
San Diego Mine, Santa Bárbara, Municipio Santa Bárbara, Chihuahua  Mexico (11/2015)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.8 × 5.2 cm = 3.9” × 3.1” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 7.8 × 6.7 cm = 3.1” × 2.6”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Romanèchite

TE56R1: A very well defined botryoidal aggregate. It has a matte luster and is on a rocky matrix. We present it as a novelty due to the knowledge of the exact place of the find, unusually precise. This material has been analyzed by Marcus Origlieri at the University of Arizona.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 26 in number 2010/2
Km 2 road Chihuahua -> Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad Chihuahua, Chihuahua  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 9 × 7 × 5.2 cm = 3.5” × 2.8” × 2.0”

Romanèchite.
Romanèchite
Romanèchite.

TB86R1: A very well defined botryoidal aggregate. It has a matte luster and is on a rocky matrix. We present it as a novelty due to the knowledge of the exact place of the find, unusually precise. This material has been analyzed by Marcus Origlieri at the University of Arizona.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Rivista Mineralogica Italiana’ on page 264 in number 2010/4
Km 2 road Chihuahua -> Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad Chihuahua, Chihuahua  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 9 × 7.8 × 5.2 cm = 3.5” × 3.1” × 2.0”

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.
Liliana Mine, Municipio 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”

Scepter Quartz.
Quartz (variety amethyst)
Quartz (variety amethyst). Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst). Top
Top

HA7N4: Group of crystals, some of them doubly terminated and some with scepter growths but all them with good transparency, color zoning and excellent luster. They are on matrix.
The sample is from Martí Rafel collection whose label will be sent to the buyer.
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave)  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3 × 3 cm = 1.7” × 1.2” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 0.8 cm = 1.0” × 0.3”

Quartz (variety amethyst)

TB7B6: Sharp crystal with a deep color on a small matrix of Epidote, but the highlight of this specimen are the series of phantoms close to the top of the specimen. It is as good as it looks (or maybe even better)
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave)  Mexico

Specimen size: 6 × 3 cm = 2.4” × 1.2”

Quartz (variety amethyst).
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite.

TR67Y3: Group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant and partially doubly terminated, transparent, with a very uniform color and on a matrix of Calcite crystals, very uncommon with Las Vigas samples.
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave)  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.1 × 4.7 cm = 2.4” × 1.6” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 1.5 cm = 1.1” × 0.6”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & low fluorescence long UV
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Epidote

TY96P1: A very esthetic group of crystals on matrix. The crystals have very well defined faces and edges and are very transparent, bright and a uniform and intense color.
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave)  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.4 × 3.7 cm = 2.5” × 1.7” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Epidote.
Fluorite
Fluorite.

TF56L5: A group of transparent and excellent color Fluorite cubic crystals whose faces show polysynthetic growths, that gives to the specimen an aesthetic appearance. Very aerial and on matrix.
Tule Mine, Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila de Zaragoza  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.6 × 4.8 cm = 3.0” × 2.2” × 1.9”

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

Vesuvianite

FX96D3: It seems blocky but, although the photo doesn't shows it that well, this classic Vesuvianite has neither bad form nor poor luster, and it clearly does have good color.
Sierra de las Cruces, Sierra Mojada mining district, Municipio Sierra Mojada, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza)  Mexico (±1972)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.5 × 3.5 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 1.4”

Former Oliete collection. Number 259, bought in 1972
Vesuvianite. Vesuvianite.
Boleite
Boleite.
Boleite.

TC98D6: Great crystal that is intensely blue and has very brilliant faces, so this Boleite is very representative of the species and locality.
Mina Amelia, Santa Rosalía, Boleo, Baja California Sur  Mexico

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

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

Type locality

Boleite with Quartz, Gypsum and Brochantite

TY88Q0: A novelty at Tucson 2010. This group of cubic crystals of Boleite was discovered in recent work in the classic Santa Amelia mine. The crystals are sharp, with very well defined faces and edges, bright and with a deep color on a Quartz matrix rich with Gypsum, with minor Brochantite.
Mina Amelia, Santa Rosalía, Boleo, Baja California Sur  Mexico (03-09/2009)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 0.9”

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

Type locality

Boleite with Quartz, Gypsum and Brochantite. Boleite with Quartz, Gypsum and Brochantite.
Boleite and Pseudoboleite
Boleite and Pseudoboleite. Boleite and Pseudoboleite.

TZ87W8: The sample is from the type locality for the species. It consists of a very sharp and aerial cubic crystal of boleite upon which "plates" of Pseudoboleite have grown epitactically on each cube face. The matrix has been reinforced because it is unstable.
Mina Amelia, Santa Rosalía, Boleo, Baja California Sur  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.7 × 3.6 cm = 2.3” × 1.9” × 1.4”

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

Type locality

Boleite with Clinoatacamite and Gypsum

TN6AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Very sharp cubic Boleite crystal, bright and with a very deep color,on a limonite matrix and implanted on a surface of green Clinoatacamite microcrystals, with Gypsum. 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: 6.6 × 3.7 × 2.8 cm = 2.6” × 1.5” × 1.1”

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

Boleite with Clinoatacamite and Gypsum. Boleite with Clinoatacamite and Gypsum.
Chrysocolla after Boleite
Chrysocolla after Boleite.

TF13S0: A novelty at Tucson 2011. Spheroidal aggregates on matrix of Chrysocolla pseudomorphous after cubic crystals of Boleite. This rare pseudomorph was discovered a few years ago, on much paler samples, in an area nearer to the Amelia Mine (not at the mine itself) but until the end of 2010 they have not been able to recover new specimens.
Manto 3, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur  Mexico (10-12/2010)

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

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

Chrysocolla after Boleite

TJ76X3: Aggregate, on matrix, of Chrysocolla pseudomorphs after cubo-octahedral Boleite crystals. 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: 3.2 × 2.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.3” × 1.0” × 0.6”

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

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

TX6S7: Aggregates on matrix of Chrysocolla pseudomorphous after cubo-octahedral crystals of Boleite. This rare pseudomorph was discovered 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: 5.2 × 1.6 × 3.2 cm = 2.0” × 0.6” × 1.3”

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

Chrysocolla after Boleite

TP27S0: A novelty at Tucson 2011. Spheroidal aggregates on matrix of Chrysocolla pseudomorphous after cubo-octahedral crystals of Boleite. This rare pseudomorph was discovered a few years ago, on much paler samples, in an area nearer to the Amelia Mine (not at the mine itself) but until the end of 2010 they have not been able to recover new specimens.
Manto 3, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur  Mexico (10-12/2010)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.8 × 2.3 cm = 2.1” × 1.5” × 0.9”

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

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

EA56Y4: Druse, on matrix, of crystals showing very well defined faces and edges, between translucent and transparent and excellently preserved.
San Felipe, Mexicali, Baja California  Mexico (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.7 × 4.7 cm = 3.4” × 2.6” × 1.9”

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

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Legrandite with Smithsonite

TD76L5: Group of Legrandite crystals with perfect terminations. Luster, color intensity and transparency increase from the base to the upper termination. On botryoidal Smithsonite and all on a Limonite matrix.
The specimen has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Lapis’ on page 41, volume 33, number 7-8, August 2008.
Flor de Peña Mine, Lampazos (Lampazos de Naranjo), Municipio Lampazos (Lampazos de Naranjo), Nuevo Leon  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.5 × 3.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.8” × 1.3”

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

Type locality

Legrandite with Smithsonite. Legrandite with Smithsonite.
Legrandite
Legrandite.
Legrandite.

TM87K8: Group of prismatic crystals with uncommon flat terminations. Good color and brilliance making a high contrast with the dark Limonite matrix. The specimen, from the type locality, has a different habit than the more common Mapimí Legrandites.
The specimen has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Lapis’ on page 41, volume 33, number 7-8, August 2008.
Flor de Peña Mine, Lampazos (Lampazos de Naranjo), Municipio Lampazos (Lampazos de Naranjo), Nuevo Leon  Mexico

Specimen size: 6 × 3.3 × 1.4 cm = 2.4” × 1.3” × 0.6”

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

Type locality

Legrandite with Smithsonite

TA47P9: The sample is from the Flor de Peña Mine, the type locality. The small crystals with very well defined faces and edges, form sheaf like growths on a matrix partially coated by botryoidal yellowish-white Smithsonite. Color and luster of the Legrandite crystals are excellent.
Flor de Peña Mine, Lampazos (Lampazos de Naranjo), Municipio Lampazos (Lampazos de Naranjo), Nuevo Leon  Mexico

Specimen size: 8 × 4 × 3.8 cm = 3.1” × 1.6” × 1.5”

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

Type locality

Legrandite with Smithsonite. Legrandite with Smithsonite.
Legrandite with Smithsonite
Legrandite with Smithsonite.
Legrandite with Smithsonite.

TC40J7: The short prismatic crystals on dark Smithsonite matrix, that we analyzed, are very sharp and have an unusual transparency for the species. The different groups of crystals have two different shades of yellow. With the specimen we’ll send a copy of the analysis of the Smithsonite.
Flor de Peña Mine, Lampazos (Lampazos de Naranjo), Municipio Lampazos (Lampazos de Naranjo), Nuevo Leon  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.1 × 5.3 × 5.3 cm = 3.2” × 2.1” × 2.1”

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

Type locality

Acanthite

FR76: Unusual form: first elongated crystals and then pseudocubic sharp crystals. As in many other cases in this collection, different from the usual.
Mina La Sirena, 590 level, Guanajuato  Mexico

Specimen size: 4 × 3.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.6” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Former Oliete collection. Number 127, bought in 1999
Acanthite. Front
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Acanthite. Top
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite.
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite

EP49AC6: Floater aggregate of transparent and very bright Quartz (variety amethyst) crystals, with phantom growths and with a very vivid and intense color. On the back, the aggregate is completely coated by Calcite and there is a very sharp, white, Calcite scalenohedron.
An excellent sample of the F. y C. Gilbert collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
This specimen's photo has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 556 in the volume 47, number 5 (September-October 2016)
Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato  Mexico (±1960)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.5 × 2.6 cm = 2.9” × 2.2” × 1.0”

Smithsonite

TB16G9: We specially love the vivid green color of his fine and esthetic botryoidal growth, really formed of crystals with completely rounded faces and edges.
Mina Santa Anita, Choix, Sinaloa  Mexico (2005)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5 × 2.5 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.0”

Smithsonite.
Calcite
Calcite.

EY7V0: Aggregate of tabular crystals (poker chip habit) with hexagonal shape and triangular growth forms on the pinacoid. They have a very well defined color zoning, white on the terminations and creamy in the center.
Mina San Bartolo, Charcas, San Luis Potosí  Mexico (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 12.6 × 7.8 × 4.6 cm = 5.0” × 3.1” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.4” × 1.0”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer
Topaz with Opal

MC26V1: Doubly terminated crystal on matrix. It has very well defined faces and edges and is transparent, with a very deep color. It also has a small aggregate of Opal (variety hyalite) near its upper termination.
Tepetate, Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosí  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3.1 × 2.1 cm = 1.3” × 1.2” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.9” × 0.2”

Topaz with Opal.
Roméite Group (stibiconite)
Roméite Group (stibiconite). Front
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Roméite Group (stibiconite). Side
Side

EM49F4: Two pseudomorphic crystals of Stibiconite after Stibnite, very large, prismatic, and perfect. As is normal in the examples from Mexico, Stibiconite has completely replaced the Stibnite, not just coated it.
Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosí  Mexico (±1970)

Specimen size: 19 × 5 × 6 cm = 7.5” × 2.0” × 2.4”

Fluor-Buergerite
Fluor-Buergerite

EG46Y8: Doubly terminated crystals of Fluor-Buergerite on matrix. They show a combination of a dominant ditrigonal prism and rhombohedral terminations. The crystals are very bright, have dark a brown, almost black, color with translucent reflections. The sample, from the type locality for the species, is with a label from John. S. White that indicates it previously was in the Luther Thomas collection. We’ll send both labels to the buyer.
Mexquitic, San Luis Potosí  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.4 × 3 cm = 2.6” × 2.1” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Former collection of John S. White

Fluor-Buergerite. Fluor-Buergerite.
Quartz (variety amethyst)
Quartz (variety amethyst). Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst). Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety amethyst). Top
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TZ37X6: Group of crystals with very well marked amethyst phantom growths with very deep violet color showing the curved edges typical of the locality and with almost undamaged colorless terminations, something very rare on Guerrero samples.
Amatitlan, Guerrero  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.9 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 3.1” × 1.2” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 7.7 × 1.9 cm = 3.0” × 0.7”

Former collection of Roy Foerster
Clinozoisite (variety clinothulite) with Grossular and Quartz

EH66Y4: Radial aggregates of salmon pink acicular crystals. They are on a Quartz matrix, with small dodecahedral Grossular crystals. The color of this Clinozoisite is very unusual and very typical of this Mexican locality.
Álamos, Municipio de Álamos, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 5 × 3.9 × 2.1 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 0.8”

Clinozoisite (variety clinothulite) with Grossular and Quartz.
Gold
Gold.

TA88F3: The branch is formed of a tight group of small crystals, but some of them have perfectly defined faces. Gold from this locality is also not at all common, which makes this one even more interesting.
Álamos, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.8 × 0.6 cm = 1.0” × 0.7” × 0.2”

Gold with Quartz

EA68Y4: Laminar, skeletal and spongy Gold growths. The color and luster, both are very intense, contrast with the Quartz matrix that in some areas is well crystallized and shows a good development of pyramidal faces. The locality is very unusual.
Municipio Nacozari de García, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.9 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 1.1”

Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
Turquoise pseudo Apatite with Muscovite
Turquoise pseudo Apatite with Muscovite. Front
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Turquoise pseudo Apatite with Muscovite. Side
Side

TG97N0: A curious pseudomorph in which Turquoise completely replaces Apatite but clearly preserving the shape and the forms of the prism and the pyramid of the pre-existing Apatite crystal.
Mina la Caridad, La Caridad, Nacozari Garcia, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.7 × 4.3 cm = 2.6” × 1.9” × 1.7”


Milpillas Mine

Azurite with Malachite

TT6Y4: Group of sharp doubly terminated crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They have the extraordinary deep blue color (“electric blue”) typical of the best samples from Milpillas and are slightly coated by Malachite. Nice miniature.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2011-2012)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.5 × 0.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.6” × 0.3”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.8” × 0.5”

Azurite with Malachite.
Azurite
Azurite. Front
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Azurite. Top
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EB63Q8: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2010. Two individualized sharp doubly terminated crystals on matrix of very well defined faces and edges and having the very intense luster from Milpillas. Their incredible blue color (“electric blue”) is typical of the samples of this very special find.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2010 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 94, page 57, for the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ page 11 of number 5/2010 and for the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 29 in number 2010/2 as well as in the special "Milpillas" of the "Lapis" magazine number 07-08/2017, page 4
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (05/2010)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.3 cm = 1.2” × 0.5”

Azurite

TG70S7: Very aerial and esthetic group of complex crystals of neat and very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent and have an extraordinary deep blue color (“electric blue”), typical of some of Milpillas samples, with vivid reflections and transparency under a strong light.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.2” × 2.2” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.9”

Azurite. Azurite.
Azurite with Malaquite
Azurite with Malaquite. Front
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Azurite with Malaquite. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malaquite.

TZ64Z3: Very aerial aggregate of complex crystals with slightly curved faces, very bright, translucent and with a vivid, deep and uniform blue color. The sample is especially esthetic because it is crowning a matrix very rich in small acicular Malachite crystals.
This specimen has been reviewed and published in the special "Milpillas" of the magazine ‘Lapis’ number 07-08/2017, page 23
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2013)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.3” × 1.7” × 0.9”

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

Azurite with Malachite

EH66Q8: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2010. Very aerial and esthetic group of very well defined faces and edges and having the very intense luster from Milpillas. Their incredible blue color (“electric blue”) is typical of the samples of this very special find. With Malachite growths and on matrix.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (05/2010)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.2 × 3.3 cm = 2.4” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.9”

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

TX66S0: Individual crystals of simple and very well defined forms. Two of the crystals are clearly dominant, bright and deep blue colored, with transparent edges. A very beautiful sample, with an uncommon presentation for the locality, where crystals usually are grouped.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 6 × 3.2 cm = 2.5” × 2.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”

Azurite with Malachite

TB14Z2: Very aerial group of Azurite crystals on matrix, with aggregates of acicular Malachite crystals. The crystals, one of them clearly dominant, are translucent and have the vivid and deep blue color (“electric blue”) typical of the best samples from Milpillas.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2013)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.9 × 1.7 cm = 2.6” × 1.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

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

TE0W4: Thick tabular crystals of azurite on matrix. They are much more isolated than usual, are very bright and have the vivid blue color (electric blue) that has made the Azurites from this locality famous.
Milpillas Mine, 1100 level, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (10/2011)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5 × 3.4 cm = 2.9” × 2.0” × 1.3”

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

Azurite with Dickite

TQ46AB3: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Aggregate of very sharp Azurite crystals with a thick tabular shape called “chewing gum” due their particular profile. The crystals are transparent, very bright and have the extraordinary deep blue color (“electric blue”) typical of the best samples from Milpillas. Azurite is implanted on white Dickite coating a rocky matrix.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2015 Tucson Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 03/2015, page 28
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2014)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.5 × 1.4 cm = 2.8” × 1.8” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”

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

TN78AB3: Aggregate of thick Malachite crystals pseudomorphous after Azurite whose faces have a fibrous aspect and silky luster. They are very well defined and sharp, especially considering they are pseudomorphs.
Milpillas Mine, 1140 level, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2012)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 5.4 × 3.7 cm = 3.4” × 2.1” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2 cm = 1.1” × 0.8”

Malachite after Azurite

TC56X1: Aerial sample of Malachite pseudomorphous after Azurite. They have a very deep color, an excellent luster for the species and the biggest crystal of the former Azurite is doubly terminated.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2009)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3.3 × 1.9 cm = 1.3” × 1.3” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.9”

Malachite after Azurite. Front
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Malachite after Azurite. Top
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Malachite after Azurite with Baryte
Malachite after Azurite with Baryte. Malachite after Azurite with Baryte.

TR62AB3: 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: 10 × 7.4 × 2.2 cm = 3.9” × 2.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 1.6 cm = 1.3” × 0.6”

Malachite pseudo Azurite with Quartz and Chrysocolla

TV48N0: A novelty for Tucson 2009. The Malachite has replaced very well defined crystals of Azurite, some of them doubly terminated. The matrix is a thin layer of very bright crystals of Chrysocolla. This association is very rare at Milpillas and only a very few specimens arrived to the market.
The specimen has been published in the magazine ‘extraLAPIS’ on page 83, number 45, "Kupfer Mineralien"
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.4 × 1.8 cm = 2.2” × 1.3” × 0.7”

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

Malachite pseudo Azurite with Quartz and Chrysocolla.
Malachite pseudo Azurite with Quartz and Chrysocolla.
Malachite pseudo Azurite with Plancheite
Malachite pseudo Azurite with Plancheite.

TE88N0: A novelty for Tucson 2009. The Malachite has replaced very well defined crystals of Azurite, some of them doubly terminated. On the piece the dark green color of the Malachite contrasts with the botryoidal concretions of Plancheite. This association is very rare at Milpillas and only a few specimens arrived to the market.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.3” × 0.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.3”

Malachite pseudo Azurite with Plancheite

TZ98N0: A novelty for Tucson 2009. The Malachite has replaced very well defined crystals of Azurite, some of them doubly terminated. On the piece the dark green color of the Malachite contrasts with the botryoidal concretions of Plancheite. This association is very rare at Milpillas and only a few specimens arrived to the market.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.1 × 2.4 cm = 2.0” × 1.2” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.3”

Malachite pseudo Azurite with Plancheite.
Malachite pseudo Azurite with Plancheite.
Malachite after Azurite with Plancheite
Malachite after Azurite with Plancheite. Malachite after Azurite with Plancheite.

TF74AB3: Aggregate of thick Malachite crystals pseudomorphous after Azurite, better defined than usual, whose faces have a fibrous aspect and silky luster and small blue Planchéite aggregates.
Milpillas Mine, 1140 level, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2012)

Specimen size: 8 × 7.2 × 3.2 cm = 3.1” × 2.8” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 2 cm = 2.1” × 0.8”

Brochantite

TW89AB2: A novelty at Tucson 2015. 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 well-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: 4.5 × 3.1 × 1.7 cm = 1.8” × 1.2” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.1”

Brochantite. Front
Front
Brochantite. Rear
Rear
Brochantite
Brochantite. Brochantite.

TD73AB1: A novelty at Tucson 2014. Although the Brochantites from the Milpillas Mine are well-known, this time they appear in solid, chisel like well-terminated crystals, which makes them, in our opinion, the world's best for the species for their luster, sharpness and, in general, very high quality.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ number 01/2015, page 43
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (07-08/2014)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.8 × 0.7 cm = 1.9” × 1.9” × 0.3”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.6” × 0.2”

Brochantite

TC40AC9: Aggregates of very elongated idiomorphic crystals with very well defined faces and edges coated by a later generation with a satin luster and lighter green fibrous Brochantite growths. The main crystal has a perfect termination, as shown in the close-up photo. 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: 6.7 × 4.1 × 1.4 cm = 2.6” × 1.6” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 0.4 cm = 2.6” × 0.2”

Brochantite. Front
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Brochantite.
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Brochantite
Brochantite. Brochantite.

TA26AB1: A novelty at Tucson 2014. Although the Brochantites from the Milpillas Mine are well-known, this time they appear in solid, chisel like well-terminated crystals, which makes them, in our opinion, the world's best for the species for their luster, sharpness and, in general, very high quality.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (07-08/2014)

Specimen size: 11 × 7 × 3.4 cm = 4.3” × 2.8” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.1”

Brochantite

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TA97AD3: Aggregate, on matrix, of elongated crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with very well defined faces and edges and sharp chisel-like terminations. The crystals are very bright and have a very deep color. Due these characteristics, in our opinion, they can be considered as the best for the species.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (07-08/2014)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 12.2 × 7 cm = 5.2” × 4.8” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.4 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”

Brochantite. Brochantite.
Cuprite
Cuprite.
Cuprite. Cuprite.

TT71AC9: 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: 7.2 × 4.5 × 3.1 cm = 2.8” × 1.8” × 1.2”

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

Cuprite

TH56AD2: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Polycrystalline aggregate that forms a “paved” like surface of Cuprite crystals formed by the dominant octahedron with small cube faces. They have 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 (08-09/2015)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 5.4 × 4.7 cm = 3.8” × 2.1” × 1.9”

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

Cuprite. Cuprite.
Tangeite with Malachite after Azurite
Tangeite with Malachite after Azurite. Tangeite with Malachite after Azurite.
Tangeite with Malachite after Azurite.

TX46AB3: Olive-green Tangeite microcrystals on an aggregate of Malachite crystals pseudomorphous after Azurite. The sample, representing the best known for this rare copper and calcium vanadate, has been analyzed, the result that Tangeite is a new species for Milpillas.
We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen has been reviewed and published in the special "Milpillas" of the magazine ‘Lapis’ number 07-08/2017, page 36
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 19.3 × 13.5 × 5.2 cm = 7.6” × 5.3” × 2.0”

Volborthite

ET7AC1: 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  × 0.7 × 1.1 cm = 0.4” × 0.3” × 0.4”

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

Volborthite.
Volborthite
Volborthite.

EY37AC1: 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.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #41, August 22, 2015 edition, page 8
Milpillas Mine, level 26, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (04/2015)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.6” × 0.4” × 0.2”

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

Volborthite

EX57AC1: 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: 1.5 × 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.6” × 0.4” × 0.2”

Volborthite.
Volborthite
Volborthite. Volborthite.

EC67AC1: 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.
This specimen has been reviewed and published in the special "Milpillas" of the magazine ‘Lapis’ number 07-08/2017, page 37
Milpillas Mine, level 26, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (04/2015)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.9 × 1.9 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.7”

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

Volborthite

EA27AC1: 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: 4.3 × 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.7” × 1.1” × 0.9”

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

Volborthite. Volborthite.
Volborthite with Malachite
Volborthite with Malachite. Front
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Volborthite with Malachite. Rear
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TC67AB3: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Big and thick Volborthite crystal with deep olive-green color with yellowish shades, partially coated by aggregates of small acicular crystal of the same Volborthite. It is on Malachite, and on matrix. Due to the size and the definition of the crystal this sample has an extraordinary quality for the species, a rare copper vanadate. In fact, we are not aware of better Volborthite than those found at the Milpillas mine.
The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ number 01/2015, page 43
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2014)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.5 × 1.6 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Vésigniéite with Malachite

TB56AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Aggregate of crystals whose shape is between tapered and fibrous, very well defined for this very uncommon vanadate, with a yellowish-green color and on matrix, with Malachite. A new rarity from Milpillas. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of this analysis to the buyer.
This specimen has been reviewed and published in the special "Milpillas" of the magazine ‘Lapis’ number 07-08/2017, page 38
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2015)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.4” × 0.2”

Vésigniéite with Malachite.
Bornite coating Pyrite
Bornite coating Pyrite. Bornite coating Pyrite.

TD16AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016 (but found in 2013). Complex Pyrite crystal, very rich in faces that are black colored due to a uniform Bornite coating, very bright and on matrix, with small (not coated) Pyrite crystals.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2013)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5.7 × 3.7 cm = 2.2” × 2.2” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.8 cm = 0.7” × 0.7”

Bornite coating Pyrite

TB46AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016 (but found in 2013). Complex Pyrite crystal, very rich in faces that are black colored due to a uniform Bornite coating, very bright and on matrix, with small (not coated) Pyrite crystals.
This specimen has been reviewed and published in the special "Milpillas" of the magazine ‘Lapis’ number 07-08/2017, page 26
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2013)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.7 × 4.8 cm = 3.3” × 2.2” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Bornite coating Pyrite. Bornite coating Pyrite.

Ojuela Mine

Duftite with Calcite
Duftite with Calcite. Duftite with Calcite.

MY26X2: 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 × 4.4 × 2.7 cm = 2.5” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Duftite with Calcite

MB56X2: 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: 9.5 × 7.8 × 3.9 cm = 3.7” × 3.1” × 1.5”

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

MD76X2: 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: 10.8 × 10.7 × 4.3 cm = 4.3” × 4.2” × 1.7”

Mottramite

TF6V2: A novelty at Tucson 2012. These Mottramites are totally new for Ojuela Mine where they never were seen before. Also the quality is quite competitive due to its richness and the botryoidal forms, so they are not only a "locality sample" but also a good representation of the species.
We will provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the specimen.
Ojuela Mine, level 35, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (11/2011)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.7 × 4 cm = 2.1” × 1.5” × 1.6”

Mottramite.
Mottramite
Mottramite. Mottramite.

TD17V1: A novelty at Tucson 2012. These Mottramites are totally new for Ojuela Mine where they never were seen before. Also the quality is quite competitive due to its richness and the botryoidal forms, so they are not only a "locality sample" but also a good representation of the species.
We will provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the specimen.
Ojuela Mine, level 35, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (11/2011)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 7.2 × 4.4 cm = 2.9” × 2.8” × 1.7”

Mottramite

TX28V7: A novelty at Tucson 2012. These Mottramites are totally new for the Ojuela Mine where they never were seen before. Also the quality is quite competitive due to its richness and the botryoidal forms, so they are not only a "locality sample" but also a good representation of the species.
We will provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the specimen.
Ojuela Mine, level 35, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (11/2011)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.3 × 5.7 cm = 3.9” × 2.9” × 2.2”

Mottramite. Mottramite.
Mottramite
Mottramite. Mottramite.

TP66V7: A novelty at Tucson 2012. These Mottramites are totally new for the Ojuela Mine where they never were seen before. Also the quality is quite competitive due to its richness and the botryoidal forms, so they are not only a "locality sample" but also a good representation of the species.
We will provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the specimen.
Ojuela Mine, level 35, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (11/2011)

Specimen size: 10 × 7.8 × 4.2 cm = 3.9” × 3.1” × 1.7”

Wulfenite on Mottramite

TQ96X4: A novelty at Tucson 2013. Wulfenite crystals formed by the prism and the terminal pinacoid, some of them doubly terminated, implanted on a botryoidal matrix of Mottramite.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (10/2012)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 0.9”

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

Wulfenite on Mottramite. Front
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Wulfenite on Mottramite. Side
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Wulfenite on Mottramite
Wulfenite on Mottramite. Front
Front
Wulfenite on Mottramite. Rear
Rear

TR46X4: A novelty at Tucson 2013. Small crystals of Wulfenite formed by the prism and terminal pinacoid, some of them doubly terminated, implanted on a columnar growth of Mottramite.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (10/2012)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 2.5 × 1.3 cm = 2.6” × 1.0” × 0.5”

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

Wulfenite on Mottramite

TF66X6: A novelty at Tucson 2013. Dark olive-green botryoidal growths of Mottramite with yellow Wulfenite crystals consisting of a prism and the terminal pinacoid. We will provide a copy of the analysis of the Mottramite to the buyer of the specimen.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (10/2012)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 3.9 × 2.7 cm = 2.9” × 1.5” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Wulfenite on Mottramite.
Wulfenite with Mimetite
Wulfenite with Mimetite.

TZ27N0: Crystals of Wulfenite of short prismatic habit. They have excellent luster and color, very intense. On a Limonite matrix and with coatings of green botryoidal Mimetite.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.7 × 2.3 cm = 1.1” × 1.1” × 0.9”

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

Wulfenite with Calcite

TL6L1: Novelty from Tucson 2008. Unusual morphology. Wulfenite crystals formed by elongated and curved prism faces. Color is yellow, slightly orange. With small Calcite crystals on a Limonite matrix.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Börsen-News / Tucson '08’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 16 of number 3/2008.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2007)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.7 × 2.6 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.1”

Wulfenite with Calcite.
Wulfenite with Mimetite
Wulfenite with Mimetite. Front
Front
Wulfenite with Mimetite. Rear
Rear

TZ96N9: Very aerial doubly terminated prismatic crystal of Wulfenite of excellent color and good luster on a matrix of Limonite partially coated by growths of green botryoidal Mimetite.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.8 × 1.9 cm = 1.6” × 1.5” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.4 cm = 0.8” × 0.2”

Mimetite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Wulfenite with Mimetite

TY47N0: Crystals of Wulfenite of very elongated prismatic habit. The crystals, very well defined, have excellent luster and color, very intense. On a Limonite matrix and with coatings of green botryoidal Mimetite.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘what’s new at Tucson 2009’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 4 of number 3/2009.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.1 × 3.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.6” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.1”

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

TC27N4: A very esthetic sample, very rich with unusually elongated Wulfenitecrystals, most of them doubly terminated. The crystals consist of a steepdipyramid of slightly curved edges and terminated by the pinacoid. They are on Limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.2 × 5 cm = 3.4” × 2.8” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”

Wulfenite with Mimetite

TQ70N0: Crystals of Wulfenite of very acute dipyramidal habit. Color and luster are excellent and they are on a Limonite matrix partially coated by botryoidal green Mimetite.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘what’s new at Tucson 2009’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 7 of number 3/2009.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7 × 3.8 cm = 3.7” × 2.8” × 1.5”

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

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

EQ87AA3: Botryoidal Mimetite aggregates, on matrix, with an intense and deep yellow color and with implanted laminar Wulfenite crystals that are very bright with a pale yellow color. A sample of very good quality for the Ojuela mine.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.9 × 2.6 cm = 2.1” × 1.9” × 1.0”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Mimetite

TW99AA2: Botryoidal growths and isolated Mimetite crystals, on matrix, with an intense yellow color. Contrary to our usual policy, we offer this sample despite some small broken crystals, because the main group is above normal in size and quality, and it is in perfect condition. Also for the special quality and esthetics of the piece in comparison with the best-known samples from this mine.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (09/2013)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.5 × 3.7 cm = 3.0” × 1.8” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Mimetite. Mimetite.
Mimetite.
Rosasite
Rosasite.

TG96S0: Botryoidal aggregate of Rosasite with color banding at the top and concentric growths, on limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 5 × 4 × 2.4 cm = 2.0” × 1.6” × 0.9”

Rosasite

TV86V5: Complete botryoidal nodule, with intense and uniform bluish green color.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.5 × 2.4 cm = 2.4” × 1.4” × 0.9”

Rosasite.
Rosasite with Calcite
Rosasite with Calcite. Rosasite with Calcite.

TH76S1: Columnar-botryoidal growth of Rosasite of rich greenish blue color, very uniform, with small white rhombohedral crystals of Calcite on limonitic matrix. The "Mouse"!
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 2.6 × 2.8 cm = 2.5” × 1.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”

Rosasite

TX64S2: Botryoidal aggregate of Rosasite of intense greenish-blue on Limonite matrix. A recent discovery at the classic Ojuela mine.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 5.2 × 3.1 cm = 2.7” × 2.0” × 1.2”

Rosasite. Rosasite.
Rosasite
Rosasite. Front
Front
Rosasite. Rear
Rear

TD26S2: Botryoidal aggregate of Rosasite of intense greenish-blue on Limonite matrix. A recent discovery at the classic Ojuela mine.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 4.5 × 4.3 cm = 3.4” × 1.8” × 1.7”

Rosasite with Conichalcite and Calcite

TP86S1: Botryoidal growths of Rosasite of rich greenish blue color, very uniform, on which are columnar growths of green Conichalcite with white rhombohedral crystals of Calcite, on a limonitic matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.1” × 1.4” × 1.3”

Rosasite with Conichalcite and Calcite. Rosasite with Conichalcite and Calcite.
Hemimorphite with Mimetite
Hemimorphite with Mimetite.
Hemimorphite with Mimetite.
Hemimorphite with Mimetite

TM76L3: Fan-shaped groups of transparent Hemimorphite crystals, with a very good brilliance and excellent terminations. Accompanied by very small aggregates of yellow greenish Mimetite crystals. On a Limonite matrix.
We will send the handwritten label of the sample, from T. L. Potucek, to the buyer of this esthetic specimen.
Ojuela Mine, level 7, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (12/2004)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 6 × 4.3 cm = 3.3” × 2.4” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.4 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Hemimorphite

TB26Q6: Radial groups of very thin and separate laminar crystals. They are transparent and have very well defined faces and edges and are on a thin matrix of Limonite. The sample is very representative of the material recently found, at the end of last year, in the Ojuela mine and slightly different from previous ones.
Ojuela Mine, Lugar San Juanito, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (10/2009)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 4.7 × 3.6 cm = 3.7” × 1.9” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.5” × 0.1”

Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.
Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.

MX26W5: Fan-like aggregates, on limonite matrix, of transparent crystals of Hemimorphite. They are sharp, bright, have excellent terminations and are with small rhombohedral crystals of calcite with reddish inclusions of Hematite.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2011)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 8.5 × 4 cm = 4.1” × 3.3” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.5” × 0.1”

Hemimorphite

MC13Y7: Aggregates of short prismatic crystals, thicker than usual on samples from the Ojuela mine. They are on a limonite matrix and some of them have red inclusions. The sample, apart from its mineralogical and historical interest, is really esthetic.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 13 × 9 × 8.5 cm = 5.1” × 3.5” × 3.3”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Hemimorphite. Front
Front
Hemimorphite. Top
Top
Hemimorphite.
Aurichalcite with Gypsum
Aurichalcite with Gypsum.
Aurichalcite with Gypsum

E11DG4: This Aurichalcite has good color quality, but draws specially our attention the paragenesis with Gypsum crystals on the central part of the specimen. It comes from an old collection and we add the two labels.
Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 0.9”

Aurichalcite

EM96V1: Radial aggregates of acicular crystals of Aurichalcite on limonite matrix. They are very bright and have a very vivid greenish blue color.
Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (±1980)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.7 × 4 cm = 2.7” × 2.2” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.1 cm = 0.3” × 0.0”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Aurichalcite.
Aurichalcite. Aurichalcite.
Aurichalcite with Hemimorphite
Aurichalcite with Hemimorphite. Aurichalcite with Hemimorphite.

EC46V0: Radial growths of acicular crystals of Aurichalcite with a deeper color in the center and clearer on the crystal terminations. They are on a limonite matrix, with fanlike aggregates of colorless and transparent crystals of Hemimorfite.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (±1970)

Specimen size: 10 × 5.4 × 3.4 cm = 3.9” × 2.1” × 1.3”

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

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Conichalcite

EV67V1: Spheroidal aggregates of Conichalcite with very intense green color, on a limonite matrix with scalenohedral crystals of Calcite. Of better quality than usual for this locality.
Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 5.3 × 4.8 cm = 4.1” × 2.1” × 1.9”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer
Conichalcite. Conichalcite.
Calcite
Calcite.

TB14R9: An especially aerial and esthetic sample, with sharp rhombohedral crystals of Calcite on Limonite matrix. The crystals have very well marked color zoning enhanced by reddish inclusions of Hematite.
Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.2” × 1.9” × 0.9”

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

Cuprian Calcite

TP27Z5: Rhombohedral Calcite crystals on a limonite matrix with very well defined faces and edges. They are very rich in blue inclusions of an undetermined secondary copper mineral. The crystals have been analyzed and, although their aspect suggests it could be another species, it is an unusual Calcite with inclusions. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.6 × 4.4 × 4 cm = 3.4” × 1.7” × 1.6”

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

Cuprian Calcite. Cuprian Calcite.
Dolomite with Hemimorphite
Dolomite with Hemimorphite.

MV10W4: Very well defined rhombohedral crystals of simple forms, bright and with snowy white color. They are implanted on a base of flattened crystals of Hemimorphite, also very well defined, and on a limonite matrix. Such samples were quite common at the Ojuela Mine in the eighties.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.1 × 4.1 cm = 3.2” × 2.4” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.1 cm = 1.1” × 0.8”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Mimetite

MB57Y3: Botryoidal Mimetite growth, on matrix, with very intense and uniform yellow color and very notable relief. It is on a limonite matrix and is of an excellent quality for Ojuela Mine.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.9 × 2 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 0.8”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Mimetite.
Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.

TV90V4: Spheroidal aggregates of acute dipyramidal crystals with intense yellow color and on matrix.
The sample, of high quality for the locality, is with a label of the Chris Cowan collection that we will send to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.2 × 3 cm = 3.1” × 2.4” × 1.2”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Austinite with cuprian Adamite

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NR59AB7: Translucent globular Austinite growths with a very intense and uniform green color. They are on a limonite matrix, with small cuprian Adamite crystals that have a clearer green color. Due to its color and shape the sample is very esthetic. Both the Austinite and Adamite have been analyzed and we’ll provide a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.1 × 4 × 2.9 cm = 1.6” × 1.6” × 1.1”

Adamite intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV
Austinite with cuprian Adamite.
Austinite with Adamite
Austinite with Adamite. Austinite with Adamite.

NP47AB5: Spheroidal aggregates of translucent crystals with a clear green color and on a limonite matrix, with small Adamite crystals. The Austinite has a level of transparency that is unusual for the samples from the Ojuela mine. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, level 5, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.4 × 4 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Ferrian Köttigite with Pharmacosiderite
Ferrian Köttigite with Pharmacosiderite

TT47AB8: Centered aggregate of Köttigite crystals with very well defined terminations and a deep bluish-green color. It is on matrix, with microscopic coatings of yellowish Pharmacosiderite. The Raman analysis indicates values in the Köttigite-Parasymplesite series and concludes it is an iron bearing Köttigite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 3 × 2.6 × 1,7 cm = 1.2” × 1.0” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Former collection of David L. Stoudt
Ferrian Köttigite with Pharmacosiderite. Ferrian Köttigite with Pharmacosiderite.
Paradamite
Paradamite. Front
Front
Paradamite. Top
Top
Paradamite

EH10AA1: Aggregate of very sharp and exceptionally well developed Paradamite crystals, rare and unmistakable with Adamite, with an intense and uniform yellow color and on limonite matrix.
The sample is from the type locality for the species and it is with a label of the very well-known collection of Ronald J. Pellar that we will send to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.5” × 0.5”

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

Type locality

Scorodite

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TF90Z8: Aggregate of very sharp dipyramidal crystals with the dipyramid truncated by the pinacoid. They are large for the species (and very large for the locality) and are translucent, bright and have a very deep greenish-blue color, but it varies depending of the kind of incident light, more blue in daylight. A thumbnail of high quality.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (08/2013)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2 × 1,3 cm = 1.1” × 0.8” × 0.4”

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

Scorodite. Front
Front
Scorodite. Rear
Rear

Adamite from Ojuela Mine

Adamite
Adamite.
Adamite

TN36G9: A nice miniature consisting of two radial groups almost perfectly circular, with crystals of lemon yellow color, more intense on terminations. This sample was in the collection of John S. White, and we’ll send his label to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 1.0” × 0.5” × 0.5”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Adamite doubly terminated

TF4B6: Like a seed head, the form of this Adamite makes it different from other ones. The good color and luster make for a final perfect result.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.9 cm = 1.1” × 1.1”

Fluorescent long UV

Adamite doubly terminated.
Adamite
Adamite. Adamite.

EP6Y6: Fan-like aggregates, more isolated than usual, of prismatic crystals with excellent terminations, a very vivid yellow color and an excellent luster that contrasts with the dark limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.3 × 2.6 cm = 2.0” × 0.9” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Adamite

EP96S3: Two hemispherical growths of crystals with very well defined faces and edges of intense yellow color with unusual clearer zones on the edges.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (1970)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.7 × 2.3 cm = 2.1” × 1.5” × 0.9”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Adamite.
Cuprian Adamite
Cuprian Adamite. Cuprian Adamite.

TD68Y0: Botryoidal growths with superficial recrystallizations and a very well marked fanlike growth of Adamite itself. The sample has intense luster and a very uniform color, yellow with green shades.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.4 × 2 cm = 3.5” × 2.5” × 0.8”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Adamite on Limonite

TP27K4: On the sample coexist spherical growths, almost globular, and individual crystals of perfectly defined faces and edges. The Adamite esthetically contrasts with the Limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6.5 × 3 cm = 3.7” × 2.6” × 1.2”

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

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Adamite on Limonite. Adamite on Limonite.
Adamite
Adamite. Front
Front
Adamite. Side
Side
Adamite.

TF16K0: A complete globular growth, free of damage and on matrix. On this growth a second generation of Adamite crystals has formed. They are thin prismatic, perfectly defined, individuals (some of them are doubly terminated) forming fanlike groups. Very esthetic.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 10.5 × 4.4 × 1.5 cm = 4.1” × 1.7” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Adamite with Limonite

EE99F2: The Adamites from Mapimí never seem to run out, but one cannot get bored with them. This one shows why with its sprays, so typical of the locality, which are a perfect color, very brilliant and contrast strongly with the red Limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 11 × 10 × 5.5 cm = 4.3” × 3.9” × 2.2”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Adamite with Limonite.
Adamite with Limonite.
Adamite (variety cuprian)
Adamite (variety cuprian).
Adamite (variety cuprian)

TG63V2: Aggregate of dipyramidal crystals of simple morphology, green color, slightly yellowish. They are on limonite matrix.
The sample was in the collection of Chris Cowan, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.9 × 2.1 cm = 1.2” × 1.1” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.8 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Adamite (variety cuprian)

TB96F3: The crystals have good size, are very uniform, well defined, and are green-blue. They are aerial, accompanied by colorless Calcite, and have an intense contrast with the dark Limonite matrix. A very esthetic classic.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.7 × 4 × 2.6 cm = 1.5” × 1.6” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Adamite (variety cuprian).
Adamite (variety cuprian)
Adamite (variety cuprian). Front
Front
Adamite (variety cuprian). Top
Top

TA20X4: Curved and interpenetrating aggregates with poorly defined crystals, and with a yellow color with greenish tones due to the presence of copper. Very aerial and on limonite matrix. An excellent Mexican classic.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.5 × 3.9 cm = 2.3” × 2.2” × 1.5”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Adamite (variety cuprian)

EA13M1: This esthetic cuprian Adamite specimen is from an important vug that was mined last March at the venerable Ojuela Mine, in Durango, a mine that is being worked again. The specimen consists of well defined crystals of very brilliant cuprian Adamite, with an interesting green color with bluish tones. Of special appeal is the pseudo-octahedral Adamite crystal shape due to well developed terminal faces to the detriment of the prism. Also, with some olive green Austinite crystals in spherical growths, on a rust-red Limonite matrix.
We will provide a copy of the cuprian Adamite analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (03/2008)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.7 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.1” × 1.1”

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

Adamite (variety cuprian).
Adamite (variety cuprian).
Adamite (variety cuprian)
Adamite (variety cuprian).

EG11L9: A novelty from the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show. Well defined and very brilliant small cuprian Adamite crystals, with an interesting green color with bluish tones, on a matrix of Limonite. We will provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Ste. Marie-aux-Mines 2008’ section of the magazine ‘Lapis’ and appears on page 45 of number 9/2008.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (03/2008)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.7” × 1.4” × 1.0”

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

Adamite (variety cuprian)

ED6L9: A novelty from the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show. Group of very sharp, brilliant and attractive green to yellowish color cuprian Adamite crystals, on a Limonite matrix. We will provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Ste. Marie-aux-Mines 2008’ section of the magazine ‘Lapis’ and appears on page 45 of number 9/2008, and also in the magazine ‘Rivista Mineralogica Italiana’ on page 188 in number 2008/3.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (03/2008)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.9 × 3.6 cm = 2.2” × 1.5” × 1.4”

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

Adamite (variety cuprian).
Adamite (variety cuprian)
Adamite (variety cuprian). Adamite (variety cuprian).

EF56L9: A novelty from the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show. Globular aggregates of small but very sharp and brilliant cuprian Adamite crystals, with an excellent and uniform green color. On a Limonite matrix. We will provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Rivista Mineralogica Italiana’ on page 188 in number 2008/3.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (03/2008)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.4 × 5.6 cm = 2.6” × 2.5” × 2.2”

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

Adamite (variety cuprian)

EC46L9: A novelty from the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show. Globular aggregates of small but very sharp and brilliant cuprian Adamite crystals, with an excellent and uniform green color. On a Limonite matrix. We will provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2008 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 82, page 27.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (03/2008)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 6.7 × 4.5 cm = 3.1” × 2.6” × 1.8”

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

Adamite (variety cuprian).
Adamite (variety manganoan)
Adamite (variety manganoan).

TD67: Very gemmy and very brilliant, the combination of the colors of the manganoan Adamite and the regular Adamite make an extremely attractive display specimen.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 9.3 × 5.7 × 2.2 cm = 3.7” × 2.2” × 0.9”

Fluorescent long & short UV


Danburite with Quartz variety amethyst

At Tucson 2005, for the first time some Quartz Amethyst associated with classical Danburite from Charcas, Mexico, appeared. Specimens of high quality in which the color of the Amethyst is more intense showed up in Ste. Marie this year.
The samples are very original and esthetic and we must add that some of them are on groups and not single crystals as it usually happens.

Danburite with Quartz (variety amethyst)

ER96I1: The crystals of Danburite are completely clear and form a contact visible both for the form of wedge on the termination and the fine suture all along the prism. The group is densely covered by amethyst crystals of excellent color.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 28 in number 2006/2.
Mina San Bartolo, Charcas, San Luis Potosí  Mexico (2005-2006)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.8 × 3 cm = 1.6” × 1.1” × 1.2”

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

Danburite with Quartz (variety amethyst).
Danburite with Quartz (variety amethyst)
Danburite with Quartz (variety amethyst). Danburite with Quartz (variety amethyst).

EL30H7: The sample is very esthetic, formed by prismatic crystals of Danburite, one of them clearly dominant, with very sharp faces and edges and clear terminations. On the base of the specimen there are groups of amethyst Quartz of a nice color, contrasting with the white Danburite.
This sample has been reviewed, photographed and published as news from Ste. Marie 2006 by the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ on page 47, number 70.
Mina San Bartolo, Charcas, San Luis Potosí  Mexico (2005-2006)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.5 × 4.5 cm = 2.8” × 2.6” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 8.3 × 2.2 cm = 3.3” × 0.9”


Sulfides from Oaxaca

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Tennantite with Chalcopyrite

TD12Z6: 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: 2.4 × 2.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.3”

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

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

TB6Z6: 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: 4.6 × 3.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.8” × 1.3” × 0.7”

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


Fluorescent Opal (variety hyalite)

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Opal (variety hyalite)

TP27Z1: 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.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2014 Tucson Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 03/2014, page 32, and in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 62 in the volume 19, number 3
Zacatecas  Mexico (2013-2014)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.8 × 1.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.7” × 0.5”

First generation Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV

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

TL63Z2: 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.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #37, April 14, 2014 edition.

Zacatecas  Mexico (2013-2014)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.6 × 1.1 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.4”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Opal (variety hyalite)

TM14Z6: 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: 2.2 × 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.4”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV

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

TX26Z6: 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: 2.7 × 1.8 × 0.9 cm = 1.1” × 0.7” × 0.4”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Opal (variety hyalite)

TV67AA2: A novelty at Tucson 2014. Transparent botryoidal growths 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 these 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: 4.7 × 3.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 0.9”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV

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

TC16AA2: A novelty at Tucson 2014. Transparent botryoidal growths 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 these 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 × 4.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.4” × 1.6” × 1.3”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Opal (variety hyalite)

TE26AA5: A novelty at Tucson 2014. Transparent botryoidal growths on matrix, with small sprays of whitish, elongated and tubular forms. This kind of Opal (variety hyalite), in addition to the fact that it is gemmy and quite aesthetic and stands up well 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 the find is 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 the specimens fluoresce so strongly. On this sample the peculiar tubular growths above cited, which you can see on the close-up image, caught our attention. We had them analyzed, and they proved to be an unspecified form of silica. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Zacatecas  Mexico (2013-2014)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.1 × 4.5 cm = 3.2” × 2.0” × 1.8”

Intense fluorescence long & short UV

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

TF66AC6: Very transparent and bright botryoidal growth on matrix. One of the best samples of this find. This type of Opal (variety hyalite), in addition to the fact that it is gemmy and quite aesthetic and stands up well 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 the find is so new the locality is still very vague; sorry for that, but we are sure that time will clarify the locality as well.
Zacatecas  Mexico (2013-2014)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 9.3 × 4 cm = 3.7” × 3.7” × 1.6”

Very fluorescent long & short UV


Canada


Cubanite
Cubanite

EE69AA4: Floater crystal consisting of a complete tabular cyclic twin, very bright and with a considerable size for the species. An excellent Canadian classic whose old label we will send to the buyer.
Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamau, Nord-du-Québec, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.6” × 0.2”

Cubanite. Front
Front
Cubanite. Rear
Rear
Cubanite. Side
Side
Cubanite with Calcite
Cubanite with Calcite. Cubanite with Calcite.

MF93AA7: Complete tabular Cubanite crystal with a very sharp twin forming a hexagonal shape, perfectly defined and on a matrix of lenticular Calcite crystals, indicating that the sample has not been acid-treated, so it has preserved its original intense luster.
Henderson No. 2 Mine, Chibougamau, Nord-du-Québec, Québec  Canada (1985)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.3 × 1.7 cm = 2.8” × 1.7” × 0.7”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV & low fluorescence long UV
Andradite with Pectolite

TT96R9: Dodecahedral crystals of Andradite. They are transparent, very bright and of an extraordinarily deep green color. On matrix, with white crystals of Pectolite.
British Canadian mine, Black Lake, Thetford Mines, Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec  Canada (10/09/1995)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 0.9”

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

Andradite with Pectolite. Andradite with Pectolite.
Andradite
Andradite. Andradite.

EQ17I1: Group of dodecahedral crystals, of well defined faces and edges. They have excellent luster and creamy color. On the lower part there are a few crystals of Epidote. Notable for the locality.
Black Lake, Thetford Mines, Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec  Canada (1999)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 7.4 × 5 cm = 4.2” × 2.9” × 2.0”

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

Grossular

TX86F2: Green Grossular, and above all as intense a green as this one, is uncommon. As well as that the dodecahedral crystal is very well defined. Specimens from this locality are not that common anymore.
LAB mine, Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.6” × 0.6” × 0.6”

Grossular.
Andradite with Pectolite
Andradite with Pectolite.

TC12R9: Deep green transparent and bright dodecahedral crystals of Andradite. They are implanted on a surface of small white crystals of Pectolite.
LAB mine, Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, Québec  Canada (15/08/1997)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.8 × 1.3 cm = 1.1” × 1.1” × 0.5”

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

Zircon

TT62M0: Two excellent doubly terminated Zircon crystals formed by a prism and a dipyramid, with an excellent luster and on a very rich undetermined amphibole matrix.
Kipawa complex, Sheffield Lake, Témiscamingue County, Québec  Canada (±1995)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2 × 1.6 cm = 1.3” × 0.8” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.9 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Zircon.
Molybdenite on Quartz
Molybdenite on Quartz.

NE63E6: It is hard to get Molibdenite with well-defined crystals, as it is a soft mineral that often deforms, either when it forms or when it is collected. This hexagonal crystal clearly shows the typical shape of Molibdenite crystals and is well placed on the Quartz matrix.
Moly Hill Mine, Abitibi County, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.1 × 1.6 cm = 1.4” × 0.8” × 0.6”

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

Grossular (variety hessonite)

ET27AC4: Very aerial aggregate, on matrix, of very transparent, bright and very well defined Grossular crystals, formed by the faces of the trapezohedron, finely striated and echeloned, and those of the dodecahedron.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (±1980)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3 × 2.5 cm = 1.3” × 1.2” × 1.0”

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

Grossular (variety hessonite). Grossular (variety hessonite).
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Diopside
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Diopside.

TJ27Q8: Two crystals, clearly dominant, formed by the faces of the dodecahedron and trapezohedron, bright and very well defined. The matrix is a group of aerial and well defined prismatic crystals of Diopside.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (31/10/1998)

Specimen size: 5 × 2.6 × 1.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.0” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore

TQ30R8: Trapezohedral crystals that have very well defined faces and edges, transparent, very bright and an excellent color. They are on matrix, with small crystals of Clinochlore.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (20/01/1995)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.8 × 2 cm = 2.2” × 1.9” × 0.8”

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

Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore.
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Diopside
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Diopside.
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Diopside. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Diopside.
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Diopside

TA46L1: Totally transparent dodecahedral crystals, with a delicate pinkish color and extraordinary brilliance. On a Diopside crystal matrix.
This specimen is from the private collection of the well-known Wendy and Frank Melanson from Canada.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (±1982)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.2 × 1.2 cm = 2.4” × 1.7” × 0.5”

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

Grossular with Diopside

TC87V1: Druse of dodecahedral crystals of Grossular (hessonite). They are clear, slightly pinkish and very bright. In their center they have small phantom growths of a very deep green color. They are on matrix with white flattened crystals of Diopside.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (09/01/1982)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5 × 1.9 cm = 3.0” × 2.0” × 0.7”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Grossular with Diopside. Grossular with Diopside.
Grossular (hessonite) with Wollastonite
Grossular (hessonite) with Wollastonite.
Grossular (hessonite) with Wollastonite.

EF10I1: The dodecahedral crystals completely cover the matrix. They are transparent and very bright. On them is a delicate white prism of Wollastonite, unusually defined. The specimen is very esthetic.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (1990)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 7.7 × 2.6 cm = 4.2” × 3.0” × 1.0”

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

Grossular (variety hessonite) with Wollastonite and Fluorapophyllite-(K)

EP91AA3: Crystals with very well defined faces and edges consisting of a dominant dodecahedron finely beveled by the trapezohedron. They are very transparent and bright, have a deep and uniform honey color and are with very sharp, white and thin Wollastonite crystals and small equant Fluorapophyllite-(K) crystals. A gorgeous sample.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 13.9 × 6.8 × 4 cm = 5.5” × 2.7” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Grossular (variety hessonite) with Wollastonite and Fluorapophyllite-(K) . Grossular (variety hessonite) with Wollastonite and Fluorapophyllite-(K) .
Grossular (hessonite) with Pectolite
Grossular (hessonite) with Pectolite.
Grossular (hessonite) with Pectolite.

TL49J0: The crystals are composed of the dodecahedron and trapezohedron. They have a honey-yellow color, are very clear, and have very well defined faces and edges. With the Grossular, and no less important, there are small white crystals of Pectolite, exceptionally defined. A magnificent specimen.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (±1996)

Specimen size: 14 × 5.6 × 4.7 cm = 5.5” × 2.2” × 1.9”

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

Pectolite very fluorescent long & short UV
Grossular

TR27S3: Aggregate of transparent dodecahedral crystals. They have a very intense and uniform green color and present fine striations of the surface of their faces. In contrast with the usual habit for this kind of sample, most of the crystals also show faces on the back of the piece.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (31/10/1998)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3.1 × 0.9 cm = 1.3” × 1.2” × 0.4”

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

Grossular.
Grossular with Pectolite
Grossular with Pectolite. Grossular with Pectolite.

TF26R9: Dodecahedral crystals of Grossular, one of them clearly dominant, transparent, bright and a deep green color. They are on matrix, with crystals of Pectolite.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (31/10/1998)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.5 × 1.3 cm = 1.4” × 1.4” × 0.5”

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

Grossular

TV67S3: Dodecahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges. On matrix, they are transparent, very bright and have a very pale green color with deep green phantom growths.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (31/10/1998)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.2 × 2.3 cm = 2.1” × 1.7” × 0.9”

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

Vesuvianite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Grossular. Grossular.
Grossular (hessonite) with Diopside
Grossular (hessonite) with Diopside. Front
Front
Grossular (hessonite) with Diopside. Top
Top

TL88Q8: Group of dodecahedral crystals of very well defined faces and edges. They are transparent, very bright and have an unusual pale pink color and are bordering a matrix rich of small crystals of Diopside.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (31/10/1998)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 0.6”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Pectolite

MY47X6: Very aerial group of crystals whose faces and edges are very well defined, with sharp terminations and forming parallel growths. They are translucent and have an intense pearly luster. Their color is the best known for the species.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.2 × 1.7 cm = 2.1” × 1.7” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Pectolite. Front
Front
Pectolite. Top
Top
Pectolite
Pectolite. Pectolite.
Pectolite

ED86AA1: Fibrous aggregates of white acicular crystals with pearly luster and on matrix. The sample is from the Pierre Léo Montreuil collection, whose label we will send to the buyer. A very fine piece.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.7 × 4.7 cm = 2.8” × 2.2” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.4” × 0.1”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

TD13S3: Floater prismatic crystal of equant habit. It is white with brown areas irregularly distributed throughout the crystal: This species is rare for the locality, more due to its size and the excellent crystalline development of the sample.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (20/10/1994)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 1.0” × 0.9” × 0.8”

Fluorapophyllite-(K). Front
Front
Fluorapophyllite-(K). Top
Top
Analcime with Siderite pseudo Natrolite
Analcime with Siderite pseudo Natrolite.

TV12F7: As white as a snow ball, with perfect form, the crystals of Analcime grew on earlier ones of Natrolite that have been pseudomorphosed by Siderite to give it delicate architecture and to make it a neat specimen.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada (05/2000)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3 × 1.8 cm = 1.3” × 1.2” × 0.7”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Serandite with Aegirine

MD14G8: Group of very sharp little crystals with Quartz and a prismatic crystal of Aegirine, well finished in one of its terminations.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.7 × 2.5 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: Mont St. Hilaire cm = 0.0”

Serandite with Aegirine.
Serandite with Aegirine and Natrolite
Serandite with Aegirine and Natrolite. Front
Front
Serandite with Aegirine and Natrolite. Rear
Rear

EG56J5: A group of sharp, flat, prismatic crystals of very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminations. Serandite is with prismatic Aegirine and small yellowish-white prismatic crystals of Natrolite.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada (1980)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.2 × 2.3 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 1.1 cm = 1.2” × 0.4”

Polylithionite with Serandite

TA46D8: Polylithionite is normally not a great looking mineral. In this case the spray of crystals, nice pearly color, and the Serandite matrix make it appealing. It is an undamaged floater. A nice sample of an uncommon mineral.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada (09/03)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3.2 × 1 cm = 1.3” × 1.3” × 0.4”

Polylithionite with Serandite.
Polylithionite with Serandite, Aegirine and Leucophanite
Polylithionite with Serandite, Aegirine and Leucophanite. Front
Front
Polylithionite with Serandite, Aegirine and Leucophanite. Side
Side
Polylithionite with Serandite, Aegirine and Leucophanite. Leucophanite
Leucophanite

TQ16E4: A very complete specimen in which not only do the magnificent crystals of Polylithonite stand out but also the large (for this locality) crystal of Aegirine and the reasonably well-colored Serandite. Just to complete this mix there are also some small yellow crystals of Leucophanite. It is a floater that is complete and it shows the best characteristics of Mont St. Hilaire: complexity, rarity, and beauty all at the same time. A great specimen.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada (09/03)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 5.8 × 5 cm = 5.3” × 2.3” × 2.0”

Leucophanite extremely fluorescent long UV
Polylithionite fluorescent short UV
Carletonite

MX90W9: The sample is from the type locality. Group of translucent equant crystals with a very deep and intense blue color and very individualized as usual with this kind of sample. A great classic.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada (2002)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.8 × 1.9 cm = 1.4” × 1.1” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Type locality

Carletonite. Carletonite.
Carletonite with Calcite and Feldspar
Carletonite with Calcite and Feldspar. Front
Front
Carletonite with Calcite and Feldspar. Rear
Rear

MC89AA9: Aggregate of very sharp prismatic tetragonal Carletonite crystals, some of them more isolated than usual, whose color is unusually intense, deep and uniform. They are on a Calcite matrix and partially coated by small, white, Feldspar crystals. The three minerals have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada (2003)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3 × 2.4 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 0.9”

Carletonite with Calcite and Feldspar

MD90AA9: Aggregate of prismatic tetragonal Carletonite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, whose color is unusually intense, deep and uniform. They are partially coated by small yellowish Calcite crystals, with white Feldspar crystals. The three minerals have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
The specimen's photo has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Rocks & Minerals’ on page 51 in the volume 91, number 1, Jan/Feb 2016
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada (2003)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.9” × 1.0” × 0.9”

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

Carletonite with Calcite and Feldspar. Front
Front
Carletonite with Calcite and Feldspar. Side
Side
Narsarsukite
Narsarsukite.

E86K: Always trying to offer uncommon minerals we got this rare specimen from a private French collection (the original label will be supplied). We saw some specimens a few years ago, then this mineral disappear completely from the market, because no more finds were made. Color and crystal form of this specimen is of the best quality for this old find.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.8 cm = 1.8” × 1.1”

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite

TB64L3: Classic Rhodochrosite specimen from the Poudrette quarry, showing a well developed rhombohedral crystal in the lower part and other very flattened crystals due to the presence of a very prominent pinacoidal face.
We will send the handwritten label from the thumbnail collection of Thomas Moore to the buyer of this specimen.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.9” × 0.6”

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

Rhodochrosite.
Rhodochrosite with Natrolite, Aegirine and amphibole
Rhodochrosite with Natrolite, Aegirine and amphibole.

MB68W9: Rhodochrosite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and intense pink color, with transparent colorless crystals of Natrolite and on a not determined amphibole matrix, with Aegirine. Different than usual.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2012 Munich Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 108, page 39
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 5 × 4.3 × 4.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 1.8”

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

Sabinaite with Analcime and Aegirine
Sabinaite with Analcime and Aegirine

TE12T6: Aggregate of very flattened crystals of Sabinaite. They have a clear cream color, they are bright and on matrix, with Analcime and Aegirine. The sample is with a label signed by Ann Sabina, in whose honor the species was named.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.2 × 4.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 1.7”

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

Sabinaite with Analcime and Aegirine. Sabinaite with Analcime and Aegirine.
Smoky Quartz with Calcite
Smoky Quartz with Calcite. Front
Front
Smoky Quartz with Calcite. Side
Side

TJ88X4: Group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with window growths on rhombohedron faces and a particularly intense luster, well known as "glassy". The good samples from Grant Quarry, aside from their scarcity, are specially appreciated by advanced collectors due to their quality, and the neat inner forms of growth and dissolution.
Grant Quarry, Greely, Ontario  Canada (06/2004)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.9 × 3.9 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.4”

Smoky Quartz with Calcite

TE89J0: An unusual specimen from a not so usual locality. The transparency and color of this Quartz scepter are excellent. Some negative faces appear on the termination and also as inclusions, adding interest to the piece. The specimen is a floater, partially covered by small brownish Calcite crystals. Considering the typical quality level of specimens from this locality we can consider this one among the best.
Grant Quarry, Greely, Ontario  Canada (06/2004)

Specimen size: 9 × 5.5 × 5 cm = 3.5” × 2.2” × 2.0”

Smoky Quartz with Calcite. Front
Front
Smoky Quartz with Calcite. Side
Side
Manganite with Quartz
Manganite with Quartz.

TP16F0: Excellent specimen for a locality that is not well known for this mineral. The crystals are very brilliant and prismatic, and appear cylindrical as they have formed by the parallel growth of many needles, which gives them fine markings. At the ends they have pinacoid terminations that are not continuous due to the way they formed. Very good contrast with the Quartz.
Caland Pit, Steep, Atikokan area, Rainy River District, Ontario  Canada

Specimen size: 4 × 2.7 × 2.5 cm = 1.6” × 1.1” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

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, Steep, Atikokan area, Rainy River District, 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.
Bismuth on Quartz
Bismuth on Quartz. Bismuth on Quartz.

TX63G1: This parallel group of well-formed crystals stands out on a matrix of clear Quartz.
Cobalt, Ontario  Canada

Specimen size: 7 × 5.2 × 4 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 1.6”

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

Sphalerite with Calcite
Sphalerite with Calcite

TX50AD2: Aggregate of translucent and bright crystals with very well defined forms and polycrystalline growths. They have a very uniform honey color and are on a small matrix, with microcrystalline Calcite. The sample is from a classic Canadian locality where it’s currently difficult to obtain samples of such quality.
From the John D. Elliot collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Flamboro Quarry, West Flamborough, Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario,   Canada (16/03/2012)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.8 × 4.1 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 1.6”

Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite.
Lazulite
Lazulite.

ED13J3: Good miniature. Crystals are considerably large, of very well defined faces and edges and of a very deep blue color, translucent and the luster is very good.
Rapid Creek area, Yukon Territory  Canada (1998)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.3 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.5” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz

MM26AD3: Aggregate of twinned Lazulite crystals, considerably large for the locality, translucent and very bright, with Quartz crystals and small rhombohedral Siderite crystals, translucent and bright, on the back of the piece.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.1 × 2.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 0.9”

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

Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz. Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz.
Lazulite with Augelite, Siderite and Quartz
Lazulite with Augelite, Siderite and Quartz. Lazulite with Augelite, Siderite and Quartz.

MG87AD2: Aggregate of twinned Lazulite crystals, larger than usual for the locality, partially coated by Augelite micro-crystals and with translucent bright rhombohedral Siderite crystals and small Quartz crystals.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.6 × 5.1 cm = 2.6” × 2.2” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.9 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Fluorapatite with Lazulite, Quartz and Siderite

MB86AB8: Doubly terminated Fluorapatite crystals with polycrystalline terminations. It is on matrix, with twinned, very bright and with very deep colored Lazulite crystals and small Quartz crystals. An unusual association on a sample with very good quality.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.9 × 2.1 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.8”

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

Fluorapatite with Lazulite, Quartz and Siderite. Fluorapatite with Lazulite, Quartz and Siderite.
Doubly terminated Quartz with Lazulite
Doubly terminated Quartz with Lazulite. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Quartz with Lazulite. Side
Side
Doubly terminated Quartz with Lazulite. Rear
Rear

EB56AC8: An uncommon association of two doubly terminated Quartz crystals, forming a parallel growth, with twinned Lazulite crystals and small rhombohedral Siderite crystals. Some Lazulite microcrystals also appear as inclusions in the Quartz.
Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1996)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.1 × 2 cm = 1.4” × 0.8” × 0.8”

Augelite

T30N: From the 07/98 find at Rapid Creek. A wonderful apple green Augelite with semi-transparent, well developed, brilliant crystals which are better than those that have been found in the past.
Rapid Creek area, Yukon Territory  Canada (1998)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.5 cm = 1.2” × 1.0”

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

EV86I1: The crystal has a good size and it is quite well defined. It is partially covered by Quartz, Siderite and small crystals of Lazulite, also present on the matrix.
Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (1998)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3 × 2.4 cm = 1.4” × 1.2” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.8” × 0.5”

Whiteite-(CaFeMg) with Lazulite and Quartz

MP26AD4: Aggregate of Whiteite-(CaFeMg) crystals with very sharp edges and slightly elongated due to parallel growths. They have a clear cream color and are on matrix, with small Quartz and Lazulite crystals.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.2 × 2.6 cm = 1.5” × 0.9” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

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

MV46V4: Doubly terminated creamy crystals of Whiteite with curved faces and edges. They are on matrix with well developed crystals of Lazulite, Quartz and Siderite. The sample is with a John. S. White collection label in whose honor the species was named.
Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada

Specimen size: 6 × 4.7 × 3.4 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Former collection of John S. White
Wardite with Lazulite and Siderite

ER56I1: An excellent miniature of dipyramidal crystals with sharp edges and well defined faces. It has a splendid green color, very intense for the species. The matrix is formed by rhombohedral crystals of Siderite and crystals of Lazulite.
Rapid Creek area, Yukon Territory  Canada (1996)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.1 × 1.3 cm = 1.0” × 0.8” × 0.5”

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

Wardite with Lazulite and Siderite.
Wardite with Childrenite
Wardite with Childrenite. Wardite with Childrenite.

MD56AB1: Two dipyramidal crystals on matrix, very aerial and sharp, translucent, with a pale green color and with some faces partially coated by microcrystals of Childrenite.
Stoneman Mt., Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.2 × 3 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 1.2”

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

Wardite

MA48AA7: Aggregate of very sharp dipyramidal crystals, translucent and bright, with a pale green color and a considerable size for the species.
Stoneman Mt., Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.7” × 1.0” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.7”

Wardite. Wardite.
Childrenite
Childrenite. Childrenite.

EN27I2: Radial groups whose development and size is bigger than usual for the locality. The prisms, very flattened, have good color and luster.
Rapid Creek area, Yukon Territory  Canada (1993)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.5 × 1.2 cm = 2.7” × 2.2” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.2 cm = 0.4” × 0.1”

Gormanite with Siderite and Wardite

MF6AD4: Sprays and radial aggregates of acicular Gormanite crystals that have a grayish-green color. They are on matrix with brown rhombohedral Siderite crystals and small white dipyramidal Wardite crystals. A very fine piece.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.2 × 2.6 cm = 1.6” × 1.3” × 1.0”

Gormanite with Siderite and Wardite. Gormanite with Siderite and Wardite.
Gormanite with Quartz
Gormanite with Quartz. Gormanite with Quartz.
Gormanite with Quartz

MF11AA6: Fan-shaped aggregates of grayish green, acicular Gormanite crystals on matrix with small Quartz crystals. The locality is a classic one for the species. The specimen has a label of John. S. White that we will send to the buyer.
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.3 × 2.6 cm = 2.9” × 2.1” × 1.0”

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

Former collection of John S. White

Mitridatite with Lazulite, Whiteite and Quartz

MY10AF3: Very aerial, white globular mass of this very rare calcium iron phosphate, not cited from Rapid Creek before. The Mitridadite is on a matrix with a single Whiteite-(CaFeMg) crystal, twinned Lazulite crystals and small Quartz crystals. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 1.4 × 1 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4” × 0.4”

Mitridatite with Lazulite, Whiteite and Quartz.
Gypsum
Gypsum. Front
Front
Gypsum. Rear
Rear

TB76Q6: Floater group of thick prismatic crystals. They are bright, very transparent and have a neat yellow color and have the particularity that they are both fluorescent and phosphorescent under an ultraviolet light.
Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba  Canada (2009)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.6 × 4.5 cm = 2.5” × 2.2” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.1” × 0.9”

Very fluorescent and phosphorescent
Analcime

EG59P9: The crystals from this not so well known locality are on matrix, are trapezohedral and are white with yellowish shades in some areas of the piece.
Wasson Bluff, Parrsboro, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia  Canada

Specimen size: 7 × 3.9 × 2.8 cm = 2.8” × 1.5” × 1.1”

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

Analcime.
Chabazite-Ca with Heulandite-Ca
Chabazite-Ca with Heulandite-Ca.

EG9P9: The samples of Chabazite (probably Chabazite-Ca) from this locality are scarce. The crystals, on matrix, are small, with a pseudocubic appearance, good transparency and luster and slightly pinkish color, contrasting with the white crystals of Heulandite-Ca.
Two Islands, Parrsboro, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia  Canada

Specimen size: 5 × 3 × 1.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.2” × 0.7”

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


Andradite (Demantoid) from Jeffrey Quarry

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Andradite (variety demantoid) with Amphibole

EG96P5: The crystals combine the dodecahedron and trapezohedron. They are transparent, very bright and have deep green color and have very well defined faces and edges that strongly contrast with the white fibrous matrix.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (25/04/2009)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 1.1” × 0.6” × 0.5”

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

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

TE47N8: A novelty in Ste. Marie 2009. Two crystals that combine a dominant dodecahedron with the trapezohedron. The crystals have a very deep green color, excellent transparency and luster, contrasting with a white amphibole matrix. The species has been accurately analyzed.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Rivista Mineralogica Italiana’ on page 280 in number 2009/4
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (25/04/2009)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.4 × 2 cm = 1.2” × 0.6” × 0.8”

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

Andradite (variety demantoid) with Amphibole

ET46Q0: Isolated and clustered crystals that have the dominant form of the dodecahedron modified by the trapezohedron. They have an excellent transparency and luster and are a very deep green color that contrasts with a matrix of a white, indeterminate amphibole. The species has been properly analyzed.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (25/04/2009)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4 × 2.9 cm = 1.8” × 1.6” × 1.1”

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

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

TY76N8: A novelty in Ste. Marie 2009. The crystals combine a dominant dodecahedron with the trapezohedron. The crystals have a very deep green color, excellent transparency and luster, contrasting with a white amphibole matrix with Serpentine. The species has been accurately analyzed.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (25/04/2009)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.9” × 0.9”

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

Andradite (variety demantoid) with Amphibole

TV17N8: A novelty in Ste. Marie 2009. The crystals combine a dominant dodecahedron with the trapezohedron. The crystals have a very deep green color, excellent transparency and luster, contrasting with a white amphibole matrix with Serpentine. The species has been accurately analyzed.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a novelty from Ste. Marie 2009 in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 60 in the volume 14, number 3.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (25/04/2009)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.7 × 3.8 cm = 3.1” × 2.6” × 1.5”

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

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

TR50N8: A novelty in Ste. Marie 2009. The crystals combine a dominant dodecahedron with the trapezohedron. The crystals have a very deep green color, excellent transparency and luster, contrasting with a white amphibole matrix with Serpentine. The species has been accurately analyzed.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (25/04/2009)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 8.3 × 4.2 cm = 5.3” × 3.3” × 1.7”

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


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 doubly terminated

EH66E9: The eight faces making up the sides of the crystal, which are very well-defined and brilliant, correspond to the two tetragonal prisms. Its upper termination diverges into an attractive spray of small prisms with the same characteristics. Doubly terminated, good color, brilliance and transparency characterize this very bright specimen.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 3.2 × 0.8 × 0.8 cm = 1.3” × 0.3” × 0.3”

Vesuvianite doubly terminated. Front
Front
Vesuvianite doubly terminated. Top
Top
Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite. Front
Front
Vesuvianite. Rear
Rear
Vesuvianite.

MM70L1: Group of thick crystals, forming polysynthetic aggregates with well defined lateral faces and terminations. Crystal terminations show well defined light green color zonations. The other terminations are contacted but not fractured. Excellent and intense color.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Die Jeffrey Mine’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 64 of number 1/2009
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (1980)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.4 × 3.3 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.8 cm = 1.2” × 0.3”

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”

Vesuvianite. Vesuvianite.
Vesuvianite.
Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite.

TJ89C5: This particular specimen doesn't shows any color except green but it is doubly terminated, sharp, with huge crystal size, and the whole specimen is quite nice!
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (07/02)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.4” × 0.7”

Vesuvianite

TF51G3: A splendid group of crystals formed by the prism and a very acute pyramid, with an excellent color and luster. In some places some mauve colors appear. Although they may look like breaks, they really are recrystallizations.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (09/2003)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.5 × 3.3 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 1.1 cm = 1.1” × 0.4”

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

TC70F9: The crystals of this group, with an excellent color and exceptional brightness, are doubly terminated. The pyramid tips are, in addition, transparent. The specimen is a floater, with a recrystallized base.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (07/2002)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 3.5 × 1.7 cm = 2.5” × 1.4” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.2 cm = 1.0” × 0.5”

Vesuvianite

TB30G1: An especially attractive group in which coexist crystals of two very different colors, greenish-yellow and violet. The crystals, most of them doubly terminated, are bright and perfectly defined.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (2004)

Specimen size: 7 × 5 × 2.8 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.5” × 0.6”

Vesuvianite.
Vesuvianite. Vesuvianite.
Chromium-rich Vesuvianite
Chromium-rich Vesuvianite.

TJ46: 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 Mine nevertheless gave us one small pocket with extremely intensely green Chromium rich Vesuvianite: this elongated crystal with a nice termination at the top, comes from this pocket.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (05/02)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.5 × 1.6 cm = 1.1” × 0.6” × 0.6”

Chromium rich Vesuvianite

ED88: The best green color for Jeffrey's Vesuvianite. Deep and dramatic, just a few specimens came with this quality color.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (05-07 /2002)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.7 × 2.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 1.1”

Chromium rich Vesuvianite.
Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite.

TC16G9: Nice miniature with a group of doubly terminated prismatic crystals, very bright and with an excellent violet color deeper on terminations.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (09/2005)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.9 × 1.5 cm = 1.1” × 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Vesuvianite with Diopside

MG37H1: The main crystal is exceptionally aerial adding to its unusual prismatic habit, which is very much shorter than usual. The base is formed of small purple crystals of Vesuvianite and prismatic completely transparent crystals of Diopside.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (07/2005)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.1 × 1.8 cm = 1.2” × 0.8” × 0.7”

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

Diopside intense fluorescence short & long UV

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

MM88G7: The specimen is from a recent find by local searchers at the Jeffrey Quarry, now closed. Even considering that the cavity was very big very few pieces have such high quality. The tabular habit of the crystals is very uncommon, the fine vertical striations and the presence of the pinacoid demonstrate they are very flat prisms. Their color and brightness are excellent and the transparency exceptional. Even more, their association with minor violet Vesuvianite adds more interest and glamour to the sample.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (09/2005)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3 × 2.5 cm = 1.4” × 1.2” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.9 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Diopside intense fluorescence short & long UV

Vesuvianite with Diopside

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MB26L5: Group of Vesuvianite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, whose color varies between the yellowish green to mauve. Accompanied by flattened Diopside crystals with excellent creamy color, good transparency and brilliance.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (09/2005)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.6 × 4.2 cm = 2.8” × 2.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.2”

Diopside intense fluorescence short & long UV

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

MA16H8: The sample has great quality. It is very esthetic because the Diopside crystals are more aerial and distinguishable than usual at this find. Perfectly defined, transparent and bright, they are placed on a base of prismatic crystals of Vesuvianite sharing yellow and violet colors.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (09/2005)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.5 × 5.2 cm = 3.6” × 2.6” × 2.0”

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

Diopside intense fluorescence short & long UV

Diopside with Vesuvianite

MJ87G9: The sample, exceptional, is from a recent find in the now closed Jeffrey Quarry. The pocket, being big, produced very few specimens of such high quality. Diopside crystals have an uncommon habit: they are apparently tabular, but fine vertical striations and the presence of the pinacoid show they really are very flat prisms. The color and luster are excellent and the transparency extraordinary. If all this seems not enough, their association with prismatic greenish-yellow and violet Vesuvianite crystals adds even more interest and visual appeal to the sample.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (09/2005)

Specimen size: 12 × 7 × 5.5 cm = 4.7” × 2.8” × 2.2”

Diopside intense fluorescence short & long UV

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

MF16G7: The specimen is from a recent find by local searchers at the Jeffrey Quarry, now closed. Even considering that the cavity was very big very few pieces have such high quality. The tabular habit of the crystals is very uncommon, the fine vertical striations and the presence of the pinacoid demonstrate they are very flat prisms. Their color and brightness are excellent and the transparency exceptional. Even more, their association with good quality Vesuvianite of different color, green and violet adds more interest and glamour to the sample.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (09/2005)

Specimen size: 12.7 × 6 × 5.5 cm = 5.0” × 2.4” × 2.2”

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

Diopside intense fluorescence short & long UV



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