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Texts revised for John S. White (former Smithsonian curator) John S. White

MISSOURI


Galena with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite
Galena with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Galena with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite. Rear
Rear
Galena with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite. Top
Top

LH76AE7: Very sharp and aerial Galena crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They are cubic with small octahedral faces, and are on matrix with small white Dolomite rhombohedra and twinned Chalcopyrite crystals.
The sample is from the Carles Millαn collection whose catalog card we’ll send to the buyer.
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri  USA

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.3 × 4.9 cm = 3.0” × 1.7” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 4.2 cm = 1.8” × 1.7”

Former collection of Carles Millan




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ARIZONA


Copper with Cuprite

EM96AA5: Very aerial dendritic growth of elongated and flattened Copper crystals showing very well defined Spinel-law twins and partially coated by cubo-octahedral Cuprite crystals. An excellent American classic.
Ray Mines, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.1 × 0.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 0.3”

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




Copper with Cuprite. Front
Front
Copper with Cuprite. Rear
Rear
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.

TP16AD3: Rosette aggregates of flattened lenticular crystals with very well defined crystalline forms and an intense color. They are on matrix, with limonite and with Malachite coatings. An American classic, with the added interest of the very specific locality details, noting the precise mine and the exact area where the sample was found.
Morenci Mine, Northwest Extension, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 13.5 × 7.8 × 5.2 cm = 5.3” × 3.1” × 2.0”

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




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Descloizite
Descloizite

TM67X2: Elongated spheroidal growths, on matrix, of small dipyramidal crystals. They are very bright and have a color between dark brown and reddish brown.
The sample, very significant and of excellent quality for the mine, is with a Schortmann’s Minerals label that we'll send to the buyer.
Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine, St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.7” × 1.1”




Descloizite. Descloizite.
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CALIFORNIA


Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear

TG27W4: Floater and complete crystal that has an excellent flat termination, with small faces of the rhombohedron and, on the opposite end, a polycrystalline growth with acute rhombohedral terminations. The color zoning, typical for the locality, is very well marked, with a green cap and pinkish-red shades in the body of the crystal.
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California  USA

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




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Andradite (variety topazolite)

T76NH5: This variety of Andradite is from from the plentiful (and the only one known to date) find in the Yellow Cat Mine, November, 1998. Crystals are dodecahedra of very well-defined faces and edges; they are bright and have good color contrasting on a slightly bluish matrix partially covered by Clinochlore.
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA (11/1998)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.8 × 2 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 0.8”

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




Andradite (variety topazolite).
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Andradite (variety topazolite)
Andradite (variety topazolite).

T89GH5: This variety of Andradite is from the plentiful (and the only one known to date) find in the Yellow Cat Mine, November, 1998. It has a surface rich with dodecahedra with very well-defined faces and edges, bright and having an excellent color.
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA (11/1998)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.2 × 3.2 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.3”

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




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Andradite (variety topazolite)

T97CH5: This variety of Andradite is from the plentiful (and the only one known to date) find in the Yellow Cat Mine, November, 1998. Crystals are dodecahedra of very well-defined faces and edges; they are bright and have good color contrasting on a slightly bluish matrix.
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA (11/1998)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 4.4 × 2.7 cm = 3.7” × 1.7” × 1.1”

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




Andradite (variety topazolite).
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KANSAS


Galena
Galena. Front
Front
Galena. Side
Side

TB28S1: Group of very bright cuboctohedral crystals of Galena that have polycrystalline and partially skeletal growths. An American classic.
Ballard Mine, Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee County, Kansas  USA

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.2 × 4.4 cm = 3.7” × 2.8” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3 × 3.1 cm = 1.2” × 1.2”




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MICHIGAN


Copper

MF70Q1: Very aerial group of crystals better formed than usual, some of them with very well defined crystalline forms, of good size and luster.
Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.1 × 1.5 cm = 1.3” × 1.2” × 0.6”




Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
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Copper
Copper.
Copper

TF86H5: Excellent crystallization clearly showing the faces of the dodecahedron, even considering the typical deformation and elongation of crystals.
The sample is from an old collection of Northwestern University and we’ll include the label.
Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 6 × 3.6 × 3.4 cm = 2.4” × 1.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.3”




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Copper

TK69L5: A classic specimen from a classic locality. Dendritic growth of crystals of considerable size, elongated, with some well defined faces. Nice floater.
Houghton County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 10.6 × 8.2 × 2 cm = 4.2” × 3.2” × 0.8”




Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
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Copper with Calcite
Copper with Calcite. Front
Front
Copper with Calcite. Rear
Rear

EM37AA1: Arborescent growth of elongated crystals with well-defined faces and edges, with a considerable length and on a small crystalline Calcite matrix. A museum quality sample.
Lake Superior, Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 16 × 6.5 × 1.5 cm = 6.3” × 2.6” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 2.2 cm = 2.2” × 0.9”




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NEVADA


Gold (variety electrum)

TB98AC9: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Aggregate very rich in silver (27% aprox.) leafy Gold crystals (electrum variety), with flat octahedral crystals in groups that resemble leaves. Its color is the classic "old gold" of electrum due to its Silver-rich composition.
R.J. Roberts lode, Willow Creek District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA (2015)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.7” × 0.5” × 0.4”

Weight: 1.3 grams



Gold (variety electrum). Front
Front
Gold (variety electrum). Side
Side
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Gold (variety electrum)
Gold (variety electrum).

TA30AC9: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Aggregate very rich in silver (27% aprox.) leafy Gold crystals (electrum variety), with flat octahedral crystals in groups that resemble leaves. Its color is the classic "old gold" of electrum due to its Silver-rich composition.
R.J. Roberts lode, Willow Creek District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA (2015)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 2 × 0.8 cm = 0.8” × 0.8” × 0.3”

Weight: 2.0 grams



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Baryte

TA86T6: Tabular-laminar crystals on matrix. They are very sharp, completely transparent, with an intense yellow color and an extraordinary luster. An American classic, very esthetic.
Meikle Mine, Bootstrap District, Elko County, Nevada  USA (1998)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 6.9 × 5.4 cm = 4.3” × 2.7” × 2.1”

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




Baryte. Baryte.
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NEW JERSEY


Prehnite with Datolite
Prehnite with Datolite. Prehnite with Datolite.

TC47Y6: Very rounded, almost spherical, Prehnite crystals with a very clear green color on a surface of transparent and extraordinarily bright Datolite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and on a rocky matrix. A good American classic of which currently circulate very few samples.
This piece is from the Tichelman collection (num. 309) whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey  USA (±1970)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 6.1 × 3 cm = 3.0” × 2.4” × 1.2”

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


Euro:220 / US$232 / Yen:27020 / AUD$317

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NEW MEXICO


Brochantite on Fluorite

TV16AD9: Radial growths of green acicular Brochantite microcrystals on a crystalline Fluorite matrix that is translucent and has a sky blue color with slightly violet zones. Very unusual, the sample is from an old collection.
Blanchard Mine (Portales-Blanchard Mine), Sunshine No. 2 adit, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.7 × 2.9 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 1.1”




Brochantite on Fluorite. Brochantite on Fluorite.
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TENNESSEE


Fluorite with Galena
Fluorite with Galena. Front
Front
Fluorite with Galena. Side
Side

MT67X6: Cubic crystal of Fluorite with polycrystalline faces and small Galena crystals on their surfaces. The crystal is translucent and bright, has a clear lilac color and it is on a Galena matrix.
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee  USA

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 970625



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Sphalerite with Dolomite

MP36T0: Well individualized crystals with very well defined faces and edges, very bright, and with intense deep red reflections. On matrix, with white rhombohedral crystals of Dolomite.
Gordonsville Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee  USA

Specimen size: 5.4 × 5.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.1” × 2.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite
Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite. Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite.

CF86AD3: Druse of complex Sphalerite crystals that are very rich in faces and have very well defined forms. They are translucent, very bright and have a very deep color. On a rocky matrix with small rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. An American classic.
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee  USA

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.2 × 5.2 cm = 3.8” × 2.8” × 2.0”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV




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VERMONT


Rutile with chlorite
Rutile with chlorite
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TD89Y3: Multiple twin of very sharp prismatic crystals. They are red, have an intense luster and are on a chloritic matrix. The sample is of great quality for the locality, relatively unknown for most collectors.
The piece is from the Eric Greene collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Davis Farm, Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont  USA

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 1.5”

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




Rutile with chlorite. Rutile with chlorite.
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