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BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR

Boleite with Paratacamite and Gypsum
Boleite with Paratacamite and Gypsum. Boleite with Paratacamite and Gypsum.
 

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

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.8 × 2.3 cm = 1.93” × 1.50” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.12” × 0.12”




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Chrysocolla after Boleite
 

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

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.10” × 1.02” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”




Chrysocolla after Boleite.
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CHIHUAHUA / Los Lamentos

Wulfenite with Calcite
Wulfenite with Calcite. Wulfenite with Calcite.
 

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

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 2.13” × 1.77” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”

Former collection of A. Mayor



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Wulfenite with Willemite and limonite
 

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

Specimen size: 9.8 × 8.5 × 6.9 cm = 3.86” × 3.35” × 2.72”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”

Willemite extremely fluorescent short UV



Wulfenite with Willemite and limonite. Wulfenite with Willemite and limonite.
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CHIHUAHUA / Naica

Sphalerite with Quartz, Pyrite and Galena
Sphalerite with Quartz, Pyrite and Galena. Sphalerite with Quartz, Pyrite and Galena.
 

MV29AG9: Very sharp and twinned Sphalerite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are very bright and are on matrix with small Quartz and Pyrite crystals, and colorless very clear Fluorite crystals. The shape of this Sphalerite is quite different than other Sphalerites from this mine.
Naica Mine, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 11.5 × 6.3 × 6 cm = 4.53” × 2.48” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 0.98” × 0.75”




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Calcite with Sphalerite, Fluorite and Quartz
 

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

Specimen size: 8 × 7 × 5.7 cm = 3.15” × 2.76” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.94”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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

TQ54AH7: Polycrystalline growth of cubes of Fluorite crystals that are transparent and bright, have a uniform pale green color, are coated by small Calcite crystals and are on a matrix with cubo-octahedral Galena crystals. A magnificent classic of Mexican mineralogy.
Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua  Mexico (±1998)

Specimen size: 15.5 × 10.4 × 6.4 cm = 6.10” × 4.09” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 6 × 4.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.73”




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Anhydrite with Calcite and Pyrite
 

GV96R9: A fanlike group of flat prismatic crystals. They have uniform sky blue color and good terminations.
Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua  Mexico (±1987)

Specimen size: 14 × 7.7 × 3.6 cm = 5.51” × 3.03” × 1.42”

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 382



Anhydrite with Calcite and Pyrite. Front
Front
Anhydrite with Calcite and Pyrite. Top
Top
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CHIHUAHUA / Santa Eulalia District

Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series)
Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series). Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series). Rear
Rear
Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series).
Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series)  

TB26AL6: Botryoidal growths of small rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, very lustrous and with a vivid and uniform pink color, which cover a botryoidal Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series) matrix.
The sample comes from the Kay Robertson collection (no. 11979) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.8 × 3.6 cm = 2.44” × 2.28” × 1.42”




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Rhodochrosite with Pyrrhotite and Galena
 

TC13AF1: Botryoidal Rhodochrosite with a vivid pink color and on matrix, with Galena and Pyrrhotite crystals.
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 1.14” × 0.87” × 0.63”




Rhodochrosite with Pyrrhotite and Galena.
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Rhodochrosite with Pyrrhotite and Galena
Rhodochrosite with Pyrrhotite and Galena. Rhodochrosite with Pyrrhotite and Galena.
 

TK26AF1: Botryoidal Rhodochrosite with a vivid pink color and on matrix, with Galena and Pyrrhotite crystals.
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 1.89” × 1.50” × 1.46”




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Mimetite with Goethite
 

TT13AK0: With a different presentation than other more common Mexican Mimetites, here it forms spheroidal aggregates on a Goethite matrix of crystals with a very sharp pyramidal habit, with good terminations, very bright and with a very intense yellow-orange color.
The piece comes from the collection of José Luis Vallecillo, from Madrid.
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.54” × 1.14” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



Mimetite with Goethite. Mimetite with Goethite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.
 

TF99AJ4: Groups of prismatic Mimetite crystals with acute pyramidal terminations. They are bright and have an orange color, with deep red zones at the bases of the prisms.
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.9 × 2.8 cm = 1.93” × 1.54” × 1.10”




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Mimetite with Goethite
 

TC86AK0: With a different presentation than other more common Mexican Mimetites, here it forms spheroidal aggregates on a Goethite matrix of crystals with a very sharp pyramidal habit, with good terminations, very bright and with a very intense yellow-orange color.
The piece comes from the collection of José Luis Vallecillo, from Madrid.
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 9.4 × 8.1 × 5.1 cm = 3.70” × 3.19” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



Mimetite with Goethite. Mimetite with Goethite.
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Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite.
Hemimorphite  

DP10AJ8: A radial growth on matrix of very aerial and well defined crystals with perfect terminations. They are translucent, bright and have a snowy white color.
The sample is from the Daunis collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.1 × 2 cm = 1.38” × 0.83” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.8 cm = 0.67” × 0.31”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis



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Hemimorphite
 

TP67AF6: Fan-like aggregates, on limonite matrix, of transparent Hemimorphite crystals that are sharp, bright, and have excellent terminations. Some of them have reddish inclusions of Hematite. Transparent and colorless Calcite crystals are associated.
The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, Madrid.
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 10.7 × 8.8 × 5.6 cm = 4.21” × 3.46” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.5 cm = 1.18” × 0.59”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.
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Smithsonite after Calcite with Calcite
Smithsonite after Calcite with Calcite. Front
Front
Smithsonite after Calcite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
 

TZ260AL4: Smithsonite pseudomorphic growths after scalenohedral Calcite crystals. The specimen shows growth of a successive series of layers that indicate that the Calcite was partially replaced in a first phase and finally ended up being totally replaced by Smithsonite.
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), level 8, East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (04/2013)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.94” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.47”




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Smithsonite after Calcite with Calcite
 

TG66AL4: Smithsonite as pseudomorphic growths after scalenohedral Calcite crystals. The specimen shows the growth of a successive series of layers that indicate that the Calcite was partially replaced in a first phase, then later ended up being totally replaced by Smithsonite, and with Calcite crystallizing again in a final phase, in the form of small white rhombohedral crystals.
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), level 8, East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (04/2013)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.8 × 3.4 cm = 1.73” × 1.50” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 2.4 cm = 1.61” × 0.94”




Smithsonite after Calcite with Calcite. Front
Front
Smithsonite after Calcite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
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Smithsonite pseudo Calcite with Calcite
Smithsonite pseudo Calcite with Calcite. Smithsonite pseudo Calcite with Calcite.
 

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

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6.3 × 3.5 cm = 3.35” × 2.48” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.02” × 0.59”




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Fluorite
 

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

Specimen size: 6 × 5 × 3.3 cm = 2.36” × 1.97” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 2 cm = 0.83” × 0.79”




Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Light behind
Light behind
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Vanadinite with Gypsum
Vanadinite with Gypsum.
Vanadinite with Gypsum. Vanadinite with Gypsum.
 

TM52Y0: Very aerial aggregates of crystals, some of them partially doubly terminated, showing an unusual crystalline shape for Vanadinite, with a prism and an acute dipyramid. They have very well defined faces and edges, a creamy color and are on matrix, with small crystals of Gypsum.
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), chimenea Cox, level 4, East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (2011)

Specimen size: 16 × 9.7 × 6.5 cm = 6.30” × 3.82” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.47” × 0.24”




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Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite
 

TA14AL1: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Cinnabar crystals with dominant rhombohedral habit, along with other minor crystal forms, translucent, extraordinarily brilliant and very bright in color, on matrix with small crystals of Calcite and Quartz. The specimen comes from a recent find and has been carefully analyzed and determined to be Cinnabar. It has been said that in specimens from this find there could be Metacinnabar too, but our analyses have not detected any. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Cocineras Mine, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (2019)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 1.26” × 0.63” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite. Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite.
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Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite
Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite. Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite.
 

TC63AL1: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Cinnabar crystals with dominant rhombohedral habit, along with other minor crystal forms, translucent, extraordinarily brilliant and very bright in color, on matrix with small crystals of Calcite and Quartz. The specimen comes from a recent find and has been carefully analyzed and determined to be Cinnabar. It has been said that in specimens from this find there could be Metacinnabar too, but our analyses have not detected any. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Cocineras Mine, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (2019)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 1.7 × 1 cm = 1.30” × 0.67” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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Cinnabar with Gypsum, Quartz and Calcite
 

TD16AL1: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Cinnabar crystals with dominant rhombohedral habit and with minor crystalline forms, translucent, extraordinarily bright and very bright in color, in matrix of lamellar Gypsum, and with small crystals of Calcite and Quartz. The specimen comes from a recent find and has been carefully analyzed and determined to be Cinnabar. It has been said that in specimens from this find there could be Metacinnabar too, but our analyses have not detected any. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Cocineras Mine, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (2019)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.2 × 2.3 cm = 1.93” × 1.26” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



Cinnabar with Gypsum, Quartz and Calcite. Cinnabar with Gypsum, Quartz and Calcite.
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Calcite with Hematite inclusions
Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Side
Side
Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Rear
Rear

Recorded under LED light
 

MR89AJ0: Two generations of Calcite crystals, the first of them with an acute scalenohedral shape and rich in deep red Hematite inclusions, and the second one with more complex crystals that are colorless and transparent. A Mexican classic of great quality.
J North, 18-19 levels, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (±1990)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 10.2 × 9.9 cm = 4.41” × 4.02” × 3.90”

Main crystal size: 9 × 5.2 cm = 3.54” × 2.05”

Fluorescence on the matrix short UV



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Creedite
 

MP51AF0: Acute Creedite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are transparent, very bright, with an intense and uniform violet color and, in some areas on the sample there are reddish Hematite inclusions. The sample is from the famous cavity opened at Santa Eulalia in 1984 that provided the best Creedite samples at the locality.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (1984)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.5 × 4.3 cm = 2.48” × 1.77” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”




Creedite. Creedite.
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CHIHUAHUA / other localities

Mimetite
Mimetite. Front
Front
Mimetite. Side
Side
 

TB89AL3: Botryoidal growth, very aesthetic, of Mimetite with an intense fatty luster and zones of distinct colors that range from an intense lemon-yellow to orange-yellow. A Mexican classic.
San Pedro Corralitos, Municipio Casas Grandes, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 3 × 1.5 × 2 cm = 1.18” × 0.59” × 0.79”




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Calcite
 

TG93AJ2: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Parallel growths of thick lenticular Calcite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are clear pink colored and coated by dark brown manganese oxides. There is a second botryoidal Calcite growth with a lovely pastel-pink color.
Palmarejo Mine, Palmarejo, Municipio Chinipas, Chihuahua  Mexico (10/2016)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 6.9 × 4 cm = 4.02” × 2.72” × 1.57”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Calcite. Calcite.
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Chalcopyrite with Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Calcite.
 

TQ26AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Floater group of bright Chalcopyrite crystals with very well defined parallel growths, with white Quartz crystals and doubly terminated scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
El Bolivar Mine, Piedras Verdes (Triguito), Municipio Urique, Chihuahua  Mexico (10/2018)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.6 × 4.2 cm = 2.83” × 1.81” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.79” × 0.79”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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Chalcopyrite on Quartz and with Calcite
 

TP6AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Bright Chalcopyrite crystals with very well defined parallel growths partially coated by small epigenetic Galena crystals and implanted on a group of white, doubly terminated Quartz crystals with very acute and well defined scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
El Bolivar Mine, Piedras Verdes (Triguito), Municipio Urique, Chihuahua  Mexico (10/2018)

Specimen size: 9 × 6.4 × 5.1 cm = 3.54” × 2.52” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.1 cm = 0.91” × 0.83”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



Chalcopyrite on Quartz and with Calcite. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite on Quartz and with Calcite. Side
Side
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COAHUILA DE ZARAGOZA

Celestine with Fluorite
Celestine with Fluorite. Front
Front
Celestine with Fluorite. Rear
Rear
Celestine with Fluorite.
 

GV86AK2: Parallel growth of very sharp, colorless transparent, lustrous, tabular to lamellar Celestine crystals, with a group of Fluorite crystals of cubic habit, one of them clearly dominant, with polycrystalline growths, transparent, lustrous, and a uniform lilac color. The specimen is from the Casado Margolles collection (reg. FRM80), whose card we will send to the buyer.
Tule Mine, Melchor Múzquiz, Municipio Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza)  Mexico

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.3 × 1.5 cm = 3.62” × 2.87” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.55” × 0.55”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles



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DURANGO / other localities

Creedite with Fluorite
 

TE16AL7: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Druse of bipyramidal Creedite crystals with sharp pointed terminations, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, and with a light violet color. On matrix with crystallized green and violet Fluorite. This specimen is quite different from the others known from this locality in recent years, although some old collection have similar specimens from the same place, which coincides with the indications that this find was made in old mine galleries.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 494 in the volume 51, number 3, May-June 2020
Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Municipio de Rodeo, Durango  Mexico (10-12/2019)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.6 × 4.9 cm = 2.83” × 2.60” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”




Creedite with Fluorite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Creedite with Fluorite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Creedite with Fluorite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Creedite
Creedite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Creedite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Creedite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

TB27AL7: A novelty at Tucson 2020: Druse, on matrix, of bipyramidal Creedite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with sharp pointed terminations, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, and light violet in color. The specimen is quite different from those known from this locality in recent years, although in some old collections there are similar specimens from the same source, which coincides with the indications that this find was made in old galleries of the mine.
Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Municipio de Rodeo, Durango  Mexico (10-12/2019)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 6.2 × 5.5 cm = 3.39” × 2.44” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”




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Creedite with Fluorite
 

TR13AL1: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Fan-shaped growths of short prismatic crystals of light violet Creedite, with very sharply pointed terminal faces, good luster, on matrix, with green Fluorite. This specimen is quite different from those that were known from this locality in recent years, although there are similar pieces from this mine in some old collections, which supports the indications that this find was made in old galleries of the mine.
Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Municipio de Rodeo, Durango  Mexico (10-12/2019)

Specimen size: 8 × 6.3 × 3.2 cm = 3.15” × 2.48” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0..4 cm = 0.71” × 0.00”

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



Creedite with Fluorite. Creedite with Fluorite.
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Fluorite on Creedite
Fluorite on Creedite. Fluorite on Creedite.
 

GD27AK0: Flattened Fluorite crystal, not well formed with curious forms of dissolution, transparent, very bright, with an uniform pale green color and perched in a matrix of Creedite crystals. The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (number FRM 78) whose record we will send to the buyer.
Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Municipio de Rodeo, Durango  Mexico (±2005)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.5 × 4.1 cm = 1.69” × 1.38” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.59”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles



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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (Adamite)

Adamite
 

MC12AK7: Aerial growths, on limonite matrix, of very sharp crystals, some of them doubly terminated, translucent, very lustrous, yellow with greenish tones.
The specimen comes from the Carles Manresa collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4.2 × 3.4 cm = 1.81” × 1.65” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Manresa



Adamite. Adamite.
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Adamite (variety cuprian) with Calcite
Adamite (variety cuprian) with Calcite. Adamite (variety cuprian) with Calcite.
 

MA54AE9: Dipyramidal Adamite (cuprian variety) crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They have an intense green color with whitish areas, partially coated by colorless Calcite crystals and on a limonite matrix. A Mexican classic, very rare at Mapimí.
Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.52” × 2.09” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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DURANGO/ Ojuela Mine (Duftite)

Duftite with Calcite
 

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

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.9 × 2 cm = 1.38” × 1.14” × 0.79”




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

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

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.50” × 1.46” × 0.87”




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Duftite with Calcite
 

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

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.73” × 1.42” × 1.02”




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

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

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.4 × 2.9 cm = 1.93” × 1.73” × 1.14”




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Duftite with Calcite
 

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

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.3 × 2.6 cm = 2.52” × 1.69” × 1.02”




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

MJ47AH7: 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 colorless crystals of Calcite, and they coat a limonite matrix. The samples have been analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2012)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 9.4 × 4.9 cm = 5.39” × 3.70” × 1.93”




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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (Hemimorphite)

Hemimorphite
 

MY14AK9: Group of Hemimorphite crystals, in a matrix of limonite, translucent, white, bright and with excellent terminations.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 6 × 5.1 × 3.7 cm = 2.36” × 2.01” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.71” × 0.20”




Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.
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Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.
 

MX13AJ0: Radial groups of very sharp, flattened Hemimorphite crystals with very well defined acute terminations, well differentiated, transparent, very bright and on a limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.3 × 2 cm = 2.83” × 2.09” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.5 cm = 0.47” × 0.20”




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Hemimorphite with Adamite
 

MG6AG3: Radial groups of thin, separate and very sharp laminar crystals. They are transparent and very bright, with very well defined faces and edges and on a limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.6 × 5.9 × 3.2 cm = 3.39” × 2.32” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.39” × 0.20”

Adamite fluorescent short UV



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

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

Specimen size: 12.8 × 10.5 × 7.2 cm = 5.04” × 4.13” × 2.83”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.31” × 0.12”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer



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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (Mottramite)

Mottramite
 

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

Specimen size: 6.9 × 5.2 × 3.8 cm = 2.72” × 2.05” × 1.50”




Mottramite. Mottramite.
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Mottramite
Mottramite. Mottramite.
 

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

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7 × 4.8 cm = 3.74” × 2.76” × 1.89”




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Mottramite
 

TQ91AJ0: Very well defined spheroidal growths of Mottramite on a limonite matrix with a greasy luster and a very deep olive green color. The sample is from the famous find in November, 2011, when Mottramite was firstly noted in a collectible form at Mapimí. We will provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, level 35, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (11/2011)

Specimen size: 13.4 × 9.6 × 6.4 cm = 5.28” × 3.78” × 2.52”




Mottramite. Mottramite.
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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (Rosasite)

Rosasite
Rosasite. Front
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Rosasite. Side
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TJ66S2: 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: 6.4 × 6.2 × 6.3 cm = 2.52” × 2.44” × 2.48”




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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (Wulfenite)

Wulfenite with Mimetite
 

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

Specimen size: 6.5 × 6.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.56” × 2.40” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.28” × 0.28”




Wulfenite with Mimetite. Wulfenite with Mimetite.
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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (other Species)

Mimetite with Calcite
Mimetite with Calcite. Mimetite with Calcite.
 

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

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.2 × 3.9 cm = 3.35” × 2.05” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Austinite coated by white Adamite
 

TL73AL6: Spheroidal aggregates, on a limonite matrix, of intense green Austinite crystals (copper-bearing variety), covered by small white crystals of Adamite with a matte luster.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.3 × 7.4 × 5.6 cm = 3.27” × 2.91” × 2.20”

Adamite fluorescent long & short UV



Austinite coated by white Adamite. Front
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Austinite coated by white Adamite. Side
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Austinite coated by white Adamite.
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Austinite (variety cuprian) with Calcite
Austinite (variety cuprian) with Calcite. Austinite (variety cuprian) with Calcite.
Austinite (variety cuprian) with Calcite.
 

VH47AF0: Botryoidal Austinite (cuprian variety) on a limonite matrix. They are bright, have a deep and uniform green color and are with a white rhombohedrally terminated Calcite crystal. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 5 × 4.5 × 3.2 cm = 1.97” × 1.77” × 1.26”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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Austinite (variety cuprian)
 

TF57AL5: Aggregates of highly profiled Austinite crystals, rich in copper, between transparent and translucent, bright, with a very deep and uniform green color and on a limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.1 × 3.7 × 3.4 cm = 2.80” × 1.46” × 1.34”




Austinite (variety cuprian). Austinite (variety cuprian).
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Austinite (variety cuprian)
Austinite (variety cuprian). Austinite (variety cuprian).
 

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

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5 × 4.2 cm = 3.03” × 1.97” × 1.65”




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GUANAJUATO

Acanthite after Pyrargyrite
Acanthite after Pyrargyrite  

TM47AJ3: Very aerial group of Acanthite crystals after Pyrargyrite, with short-prismatic shape and coated by a last phase of Acanthite microcrystals.
The sample is from the Thomas P. Moore collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.10” × 0.63” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.20” × 0.20”

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore



Acanthite after Pyrargyrite. Acanthite after Pyrargyrite.
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Acanthite
Acanthite. Front
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Acanthite. Side
Side
 

TZ71AK9: Two very sharp and lustrous Acanthite crystals, of cubic habit (pseudomorphic after Argentite) with very deep hopper growths. An excellent miniature, a classic of Mexican mineralogy, from an old collection.
Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.6 × 2 cm = 1.26” × 1.02” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75”




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Acanthite with Calcite
 

TA66AF6: Aggregate of cubo-octahedral Acanthite crystals on Calcite matrix. Some of the crystals are very sharp while others are strongly flattened or show some dissolution on their surfaces.
Cata Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio de Guanajuato  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.34” × 1.10” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.63”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



Acanthite with Calcite. Acanthite with Calcite.
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GUERRERO

Rhodochrosite with Quartz
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
 

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

Specimen size: 9.3 × 8.8 × 5 cm = 3.66” × 3.46” × 1.97”




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OAXACA

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Miargyrite with Quartz
 

TP50AH1: A novelty at Tucson 2018. Group of Miargyrite crystals, on matrix, with an extraordinary definition for the species. They are very bright and have fine growth striations. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of its analysis to the buyer.
San José Mine, San José del Progreso, Municipìo San José del Progreso, Ocotlán District, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (01/2018)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.98” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




Miargyrite with Quartz. Miargyrite with Quartz.
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Miargyrite with Quartz
Miargyrite with Quartz. Front
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Miargyrite with Quartz. Top
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Miargyrite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

TR89AL5: Spheroidal aggregates of very sharp Miargyrite crystals, of good size for the species and very bright. On matrix with Quartz. The high quality specimen comes from a recent find in the San José mine. This piece has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
San José Mine, San José del Progreso, Municipìo San José del Progreso, Ocotlán District, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (01/2018)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 1.18” × 0.87” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”




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Miargyrite with Pyrargyrite
 

TT30AH1: A novelty at Tucson 2018. Translucent Pyrargyrite crystal with intense reddish reflections and on a Quartz matrix with Miargyrite crystals that have an extraordinary definition for the species. They are very bright. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of its analysis to the buyer.
San José Mine, San José del Progreso, Municipìo San José del Progreso, Ocotlán District, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (01/2018)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2 × 1.8 cm = 1.26” × 0.79” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




Miargyrite with Pyrargyrite. Miargyrite with Pyrargyrite.
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Acanthite with Chalcopyrite
Acanthite with Chalcopyrite. Front
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Acanthite with Chalcopyrite. Rear
Rear
Acanthite with Chalcopyrite.
 

TA48AH1: A novelty at Tucson 2018. Very aerial growth of very sharp octahedral Acanthite crystals with epigenic Chalcopyrite and on matrix with Quartz. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of its analysis to the buyer.
San José Mine, San José del Progreso, Municipìo San José del Progreso, Ocotlán District, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (01/2018)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.5 × 2.9 cm = 1.73” × 0.98” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.63” × 0.55”




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Selenium-rich Acanthite with Selenium-rich Polybasite and Calcite
 

TF89AL3: Acanthite crystal growths (selenium-rich) with the dominant faces being the rhombododecahedron, an unusual form for the species, some of them with hoppered growths, associated with Polybasite crystals, likewise rich in selenium, Calcite, and coatings of small Pyrite crystals. Analyses of the specimen, of which we will send a copy to the buyer, indicate a high content of selenium in both the Acanthite and the Polybasite.
San José Mine, San José del Progreso, Municipìo San José del Progreso, Ocotlán District, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (01/2018)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 1.50” × 1.50” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.20” × 0.20”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Selenium-rich Acanthite with Selenium-rich Polybasite and Calcite. Selenium-rich Acanthite with Selenium-rich Polybasite and Calcite.
Selenium-rich Acanthite with Selenium-rich Polybasite and Calcite.
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Selenium-rich Acanthite with Pyrite
Selenium-rich Acanthite with Pyrite. Selenium-rich Acanthite with Pyrite.
Selenium-rich Acanthite with Pyrite.
 

TP66AJ8: Aerial growth of dodecahedral Acanthite crystals, a very unusual form for the species, some of them with “window” growths and partially coated by small Pyrite crystals. The sample has been analyzed, the analytic results indicating a high selenium content. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 43 of the 2019/02 edition.
San José Mine, San José del Progreso, Municipìo San José del Progreso, Ocotlán District, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (2018)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.56” × 1.77” × 1.34”




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Pyrargyrite
 

TV89AJ3: Group of Pyrargyrite crystals with parallel growths, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges and with good terminal faces. They are translucent, extraordinarily bright, with vivid red reflections and are on a Quartz matrix.
San José Mine, San José del Progreso, Municipìo San José del Progreso, Ocotlán District, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (2018)

Specimen size: 1.4 × 1.3 × 1.6 cm = 0.55” × 0.51” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.47” × 0.16”




Pyrargyrite. Front
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Pyrargyrite. Top
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Pyrargyrite
Pyrargyrite. Front
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Pyrargyrite. Rear
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Pyrargyrite. Top
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TK49AI5: Aggregate of crystals, on a little matrix, with a prismatic shape and flat terminations that are very bright, translucent and have reddish reflections. It is from a locality that is very new in the mineral world and that is producing very good silver sulphosalts. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 37 of the 2018/02 edition.
San José Mine, San José del Progreso, Municipìo San José del Progreso, Ocotlán District, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (01/2018)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.87” × 0.47” × 0.47”




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Pyrargyrite with Miargyrite
 

EV97AI8: Group of very well defined and bright Pyrargyrite crystals partially coated by white Quartz and small but very well defined Miargyrite crystals. The Miargyrite has been analyzed. An excellent miniature. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
San José Mine, San José del Progreso, Municipìo San José del Progreso, Ocotlán District, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (01/2018)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.79” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.67” × 0.12”




Pyrargyrite with Miargyrite. Pyrargyrite with Miargyrite.
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Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
 

TD60Z6: Group, on a Chalcopyrite matrix, of complex Tennantite crystals with a tetrahedral shape and very rich with faces, very bright and partially coated by small Quartz crystals. The analysis of the crystals indicates that they are basically silvery Tennantite, but the presence of other silver minerals such as Miargyrite, Pyrargyrite or Freibergite has been detected. The sample is from 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 Mine, San José del Progreso, Municipìo San José del Progreso, Ocotlán District, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (2013)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.7 × 3.5 cm = 2.24” × 1.85” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”




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SAN LUIS POTOSI

Stibiconite with Calcite
 

MD87AH7: Stibiconite pseudomorph after a previous Stibnite crystal with an elongated prismatic shape, with a double termination and partially coated by small Calcite crystals. Because the definitive species designation is still under discussion, we prefer to use the classic name Stibiconite for these samples, a Mexican classic.
Real de Catorce (Catorce), Catorce Mountains, Municipio Catorce, San Luis Potosí  Mexico

Specimen size: 19 × 2 × 1.4 cm = 7.48” × 0.79” × 0.55”




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

Specimen size: 23 × 5 × 5 cm = 9.06” × 1.97” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 22 × 3.6 cm = 8.66” × 1.42”




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Azurite)

Azurite with Malachite
 

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

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.7 × 2.8 cm = 1.69” × 1.46” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.10” × 0.63”




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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Azurite
Azurite.
 

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

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.73” × 1.10” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




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Azurite

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

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.77” × 1.26” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.87”




Azurite.
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TB47AL5: Floater group of highly profiled, flattened crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with an equidimensional habit, bright, and very deep in color with intense and vivid translucency on the edges. As usually happens in the Milpillas mine, of extraordinary quality, especially due to the sharpness of the crystals.
Milpillas Mine, level 1100, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (01/2020)

Specimen size: 4,6 × 3.4 × 1 cm = 1.57” × 1.34” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.3 cm = 1.34” × 0.91”




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Azurite
 

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

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.93” × 1.38” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”




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

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

Specimen size: 5 × 2.9 × 2.5 cm = 1.97” × 1.14” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.55”




Order
Azurite with Malachite
 

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

Specimen size: 5 × 4.2 × 2.5 cm = 1.97” × 1.65” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 0.98” × 0.71”




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

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

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

Specimen size: 5.1 ×  3 × 2.8 cm = 2.01” × 1.18” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.9 cm = 0.51” × 0.35”




Order
Azurite with Malachite
 

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

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.2 × 1.4 cm = 2.13” × 1.26” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.1 cm = 1.57” × 0.83”




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

TP88AI8: Group of very well defined Azurite crystals with slightly curved faces and edges, bright with a very deep and vivid color and with small Malachite growths on the surfaces of the faces. Different from other Azurites at this locality.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.1 × 3.2 cm = 2.52” × 1.61” × 1.26”




Order
Azurite with Malachite

Recorded under LED light
 

TA74AL5: Aggregate, on matrix, of thick lenticular Azurite crystals, with very well defined faces and edges, with the intense brilliance and blue color (“electric blue”) that Milpillas is so famous for. With small coatings of fibrous Malachite.
Milpillas Mine, level 1100, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2019)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5 × 3.5 cm = 2.64” × 1.97” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2 cm = 1.18” × 0.79”




Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side
Azurite with Malachite.
Order
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.

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

Specimen size: 7.6 × 7.5 × 1.8 cm = 2.99” × 2.95” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.43”




Order
Azurite with Malachite
 

TG27AF8: Elongated, flattened and doubly terminated Azurite crystals, very rich in faces, extraordinarily bright with intense reflections and transparences under a bright light, and with the deep and vivid color (“electric blue”) typical of the best samples from Milpillas. The sample is of the best possible quality, both for the species and for the locality.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2015)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.6 × 4.1 cm = 3.62” × 2.60” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.2 cm = 1.26” × 0.47”




Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
Order
Azurite with Brochantite
Azurite with Brochantite. Front
Front
Azurite with Brochantite. Side
Side
Azurite with Brochantite.
 

TR96AH4: Very sharp flattened single translucent Azurite crystal with very well defined faces and edges, very bright with an extraordinary deep blue (electric blue) color typical of the best samples from Milpillas. The crystal is implanted on a rock matrix coated by acicular Brochantite crystals, rarely associated with Azurite.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2013)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 10.1 × 5.3 cm = 4.21” × 3.98” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.47”




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Malachite)

Malachite

Recorded under LED light
 

TE27AL7: Arborescent groups on matrix of primary Malachite crystals between acicular and fibrous, with a silky luster and color changes from bright green to darker green. A different kind of specimen from what is usual from the locality.
Milpillas Mine, level 1100, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (01/2020)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 7.1 × 8.2 cm = 3.78” × 2.80” × 3.23”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 3.3 cm = 1.38” × 1.30”




Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Order
Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side
 

TD87AF0: A silky mass of flattened Malachite crystals, pseudomorphous after Azurite, with very well defined faces and edges. More elegant than usual.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4 × 4.7 cm = 1.65” × 1.57” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 3.5 cm = 1.65” × 1.38”




Order
Malachite after Azurite with Goethite
 

TQ69AJ2: Parallel growth of two aerial, flattened Malachites after Azurite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and on a botryoidal Goethite matrix.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 52, April 13, 2019 edition, page 6
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (09/2019)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4 × 4.2 cm = 1.73” × 1.57” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.5 cm = 1.34” × 0.98”




Malachite after Azurite with Goethite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite with Goethite. Side
Side
Order
Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side
 

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

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.3 × 3.3 cm = 2.20” × 1.69” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.34” × 0.51”




Order
Malachite after Azurite
 

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

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.24” × 1.73” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.87” × 0.35”




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

Recorded under LED light
 

TC37AL4: A novelty at Tucson 2020 for its appearance and color. Group of very sharp Azurite crystals, partially pseudomorphs after Azurite, with very vivid translucent reflections on the edges and partially covered with a second generation of Malachite with a fibrous appearance and a color very different from the usual one.
Milpillas Mine, level 1100, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (01/2020)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5 × 2.6 cm = 2.60” × 1.97” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.5 cm = 1.06” × 0.98”




Order
Malachite after Azurite
 

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

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.3 × 2.2 cm = 2.64” × 1.69” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.4 cm = 1.18” × 0.55”




Malachite after Azurite. Malachite after Azurite.
Order
Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side
 

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

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.7 × 7.4 cm = 3.03” × 2.24” × 2.91”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.8 cm = 1.57” × 0.71”




Order
Malachite after Azurite

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TR66AF1: Drusy bladed Malachite crystals, pseudomorphous after Azurite, forming rosettes which have very well defined faces and curvatures. They have a very deep color and a silky luster.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2017, page 106
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (± 2014)

Specimen size: 12.7 × 7.3 × 3 cm = 5.00” × 2.87” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 3.1 cm = 1.22” × 1.22”




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

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

Specimen size: 11.7 × 9.2 × 4.8 cm = 4.61” × 3.62” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2 cm = 1.26” × 0.79”




Order
Malachite after Azurite with Baryte and Goethite
 

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

Specimen size: 12 × 9.2 × 3.3 cm = 4.72” × 3.62” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.5 cm = 1.10” × 0.59”




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

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

Specimen size: 12.3 × 9.1 × 3.8 cm = 4.84” × 3.58” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.5 cm = 1.10” × 0.98”




Order

SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Brochantite)

Brochantite with Dickite

Recorded under LED light
 

TR51AL4: Two complete Brochantite crystals, isolated and extraordinarily well defined, with sharp crystal forms, chisel-like terminations, implanted on matrix with white growths of Dickite, an aluminum silicate. Both the excellent definition and size of the crystals as well as the color, the luster and, in general, their extraordinary quality, place this type of specimen among the best in the world.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (07-08/2014)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4.2 × 3.2 cm = 1.81” × 1.65” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.35”




Brochantite with Dickite. Front
Front
Brochantite with Dickite. Side
Side
Order
Brochantite
Brochantite. Brochantite.
Brochantite.
 

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

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6.3 × 3.3 cm = 3.74” × 2.48” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Cuprite)

Cuprite
 

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

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1 × 1.1 cm = 0.83” × 0.39” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”




Cuprite. Front
Front
Cuprite. Top
Top
Order
Cuprite
Cuprite. Cuprite.
 

TA49AH5: Polycrystalline surface of crystals with the dominant octahedron, but also with the faces of the dodecahedron and the cube. The crystals are translucent, very bright with a vivid red color and are on matrix. Of the best quality for that mine.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2012-2013)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.1 × 2.6 cm = 1.30” × 1.22” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”




Order
Cuprite
 

TK70AE9: Cuprite crystals formed by a dominant cube and octahedron, and beveled by the dodecahedron with some hoppered faces and, in general, with very well defined faces and edges. The crystals, on a rocky matrix, 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 (2015)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.4 × 1.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.34” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.8 cm = 0.31” × 0.31”




Cuprite. Cuprite.
Order
Cuprite
Cuprite. Cuprite.
 

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

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5 × 2.5 cm = 2.20” × 1.97” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.24”




Order
Cuprite
 

TC16AH5: Polycrystalline surface of crystals with the dominant octahedron, but also with the faces of the dodecahedron and the cube. The crystals are translucent, very bright with a vivid red color and are on matrix. Of the best quality for that mine.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2012-2013)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.7 × 2.3 cm = 2.52” × 1.46” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”




Cuprite. Cuprite.
Order
Cuprite with Dickite
Cuprite with Dickite. Cuprite with Dickite.
 

TB16AH5: Polycrystalline surface of crystals with the dominant octahedron, but also with the faces of the dodecahedron and the cube. The crystals are translucent, very bright with a vivid red color and are on matrix, with white fibrous Dickite aggregates. Of the best quality for that mine.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2012-2013)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.8 × 1.8 cm = 2.76” × 1.89” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.31” × 0.24”




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Olivenite)

Olivenite
 

TF49AM0: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Very aerial group of sharp, flat, doubly terminated Olivenite crystals on matrix. With very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminations, lustrous and very deep olive green. As with so many other things from Milpillas, among the best for the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.98” × 0.75” × 0.24”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.2 cm = 0.39” × 0.08”




Olivenite. Photo Joaquim Callén
Photo Joaquim Callén
Order
Olivenite
Olivenite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Olivenite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Olivenite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

TY90AM0: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Isolated crystals of Olivenite on matrix, flat and most of them doubly terminated. With very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminal faces, lustrous and very deep olive green. As with so many things from Milpillas, among the best for the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.2 × 3.2 cm = 1.77” × 1.65” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.08”




Order
Olivenite
 

TA50AL2: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Two outstanding Olivenite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, flattened, with very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminations, lustrous and very deep olive green. As on so many other occasions in Milpillas, among the best of the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.35” × 0.24”




Olivenite. Front
Front
Olivenite. Rear
Rear
Order
Olivenite
Olivenite. Olivenite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TT96AL9: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Druse of elongated Olivenite crystals on matrix with sharp faces and edges and good terminal faces, with good luster and a very deep olive green color. As with so many other finds fromn Milpillas, among the best for the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.5 × 1.6 cm = 2.83” × 2.17” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.1 cm = 0.24” × 0.04”




Order
Olivenite

Recorded under LED light
 

TV87AL2: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Matrix group of acicular Olivenite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, lustrous and very deep olive green. As on so many other occasions in Milpillas, among the best of the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.6 × 2.4 cm = 3.03” × 2.60” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.43” × 0.04”




Olivenite. Olivenite.
Olivenite.
Order
Olivenite with Quartz and Hydroniumjarosite
Olivenite with Quartz and Hydroniumjarosite. Front
Front
Olivenite with Quartz and Hydroniumjarosite. Side
Side
Olivenite with Quartz and Hydroniumjarosite. Olivenite with Quartz and Hydroniumjarosite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TR48AL5: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Groups of very sharp Olivenite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminal faces, transparent or translucent, bright and with a very deep olive-green color. On matrix with coatings of small yellowish-white botryoidal aggregates of Hydroniumjarosite. As in so many other occasions with Milpillas, among the best for the species.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Ste. Marie Virtual 2020, in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 154, page 45
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.4 × 4 cm = 3.78” × 2.52” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.55” × 0.12”




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Volborthite)

Volborthite with Malachite
 

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

Specimen size: 1.3 × 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.51” × 0.39” × 0.35”




Volborthite with Malachite.
Order
Volborthite
Volborthite. Volborthite.
 

TC93AJ4: Very aerial group of sharp flattened crystals that are very bright and with a deep green color. The Milpillas Volborthites are without doubt the world's best for their luster, shape, good contrast with the white clay matrix and crystal size, so all together these are a new standard for this species.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2015)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3 × 1.5 cm = 1.26” × 1.18” × 0.59”




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Vésigniéite)

Vésigniéite
 

TC26AJ4: 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. A rarity from Milpillas. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of this analysis to the buyer.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2015)

Specimen size: 0.8 × 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.31” × 0.31” × 0.12”




Vésigniéite.
Order
Vésigniéite
Vésigniéite.
 

TZ6AJ4: 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 rarity from Milpillas. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of this analysis to the buyer.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2015)

Specimen size: 1 × 0.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.39” × 0.24” × 0.08”




Order
Vésigniéite
 

TM26AJ4: 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. A rarity from Milpillas. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of this analysis to the buyer.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2015)

Specimen size: 1.1 × 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.43” × 0.24” × 0.20”




Vésigniéite.
Order
Vésigniéite
Vésigniéite.
 

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

Specimen size: 1.1 × 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.43” × 0.39” × 0.35”




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Shattuckite)

Shattuckite with Quartz and Chrysocolla
 

TB88AL2: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Spherulitic growths and felted aggregates of Shattuckite, with an intense deep color and encompassed in small Quartz crystals that protect them. On Quartz matrix, with Chrysocolla. We highlight, apart from the beauty of the specimen, the presence of crystallized Quartz, a very rare species in Milpillas. We will send the buyer a copy of the Shattuckite analysis.
Milpillas Mine, level 1100, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (01/2019)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.9 × 2.1 cm = 2.09” × 1.54” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”




Shattuckite with Quartz and Chrysocolla. Shattuckite with Quartz and Chrysocolla.
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Shattuckite with Quartz and Chrysocolla
Shattuckite with Quartz and Chrysocolla. Shattuckite with Quartz and Chrysocolla.
 

TR53AL2: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Spherulitic growths and felted aggregates of Shattuckite, with an extraordinarily intense and deep color, encompassed in small Quartz crystals that protect them. On Quartz matrix, with Chrysocolla. We highlight, apart from the beauty of the specimen, the presence of crystallized Quartz, a very rare species in Milpillas. We will send the buyer a copy of the Shattuckite analysis.
Milpillas Mine, level 1100, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (01/2019)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.28” × 1.50” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




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Shattuckite with Quartz, Chrysocolla and Malachite
 

TT52AL2: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Spherulitic growths and felted aggregates of Shattuckite, with an intense and deep color and encompassed in small Quartz crystals that protect them. On Quartz matrix, with Chrysocolla and Malachite. We highlight, apart from the beauty of the specimen, the presence of crystallized Quartz, a very rare species in Milpillas. We will send the buyer a copy of the Shattuckite analysis.
Milpillas Mine, level 1100, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (01/2019)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 5.6 × 2.2 cm = 4.13” × 2.20” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




Shattuckite with Quartz, Chrysocolla and Malachite. Shattuckite with Quartz, Chrysocolla and Malachite.
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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (other Species)

Dioptase
Dioptase. Dioptase.
 

TZ37AK9: Druze of small rhombohedral Dioptase crystals, transparent and extraordinarily brilliant, on matrix, with small water-clear crystals of Calcite. Dioptase is a rarity in Milpillas. One more surprise from a locality which is accustoming us to surprises.
Milpillas Mine, level 890, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (12/2018)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.5 × 1.3 cm = 1.42” × 1.38” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.12” × 0.04”




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Dioptase
 

TT93AL1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Druze of small elongated Dioptase crystals, with rhombohedral terminations, transparent and with bright luster, on matrix with pale blue shattuckite. Dioptase is a rarity in Milpillas, another surprise like many to which this locality has accustomed us.
Milpillas Mine, level 1100, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2019)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.4 × 3.1 cm = 2.40” × 1.73” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”




Dioptase. Dioptase.
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Baryte with inclusions and Goethite
Baryte with inclusions and Goethite. Baryte with inclusions and Goethite.
 

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

Specimen size: 12 × 7.2 × 1.7 cm = 4.72” × 2.83” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.35” × 0.16”




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SONORA / other localities

Gold
 

MG88AE9: Dendritic growth of very bright laminar forms, on a small Quartz matrix. The sample is an excellent thumbnail from a locality that is practically unknown for collectible gold samples.
La Ciénega, Municipio de Pitiquito, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.67” × 0.55” × 0.47”

Weight: 2.6 grams



Gold.
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ZACATECAS / Fresnillo

Pyrargyrite
Pyrargyrite. Front  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyrargyrite. Side  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

TE87AM0: Group of sharp doubly terminated Pyrargyrite crystals with prismatic habit. Clearly hexagonal in outline, with good terminations, very lustrous and on matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Proaño Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.3 × 2 cm = 0.94” × 0.91” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.63”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Pyrargyrite with Calcite

Recorded under LED light
 

TT14AJ3: Aerial Pyrargyrite crystal with very well defined faces and edges and excellent terminal forms. It is translucent with vivid red reflections and implanted on a matrix of scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 43 of the 2019/02 edition.
Proaño Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico (2018)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.10” × 0.67” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”




Pyrargyrite with Calcite. Front
Front
Pyrargyrite with Calcite. Close-up
Close-up
Pyrargyrite with Calcite. Top
Top
Pyrargyrite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
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Pyrargyrite with Polybasite
Pyrargyrite with Polybasite. Pyrargyrite with Polybasite.
Pyrargyrite with Polybasite.
 

TF49AI8: Group of very bright Pyrargyrite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with an associated group of very sharp small Polybasite crystals and on a matrix of Quartz crystals.
Proaño Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.4 × 3.4 cm = 3.35” × 2.91” × 1.34”




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Stephanite

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

Specimen size: 3 × 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 1.18” × 0.63” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.43” × 0.24”




Stephanite. Stephanite.
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Acanthite
Acanthite. Front
Front
Acanthite. Side
Side
Acanthite. Side
Side
 

TB90AE8: Aerial and very elongated cubo-octahedral crystal, with very well defined and bright faces and edges and window growths on some of the faces.
Proaño Mine, San Carlos vein, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico (2016)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 1.4 × 1.8 cm = 1.54” × 0.55” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.1 cm = 0.79” × 0.43”




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ZACATECAS / Fluorescent Opal (variety hyalite)

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Opal (variety hyalite)
 

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

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.38” × 1.02” × 0.63”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV



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

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

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.9 × 3.4 cm = 2.91” × 2.32” × 1.34”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV



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ZACATECAS / other localities

Azurite

Recorded under LED light
 

TN68AL4: This floater specimen has rosette growths of Azurite crystals with very well defined crystal forms, marked polycrystalline growths and a very intense and vivid color. The high-quality specimen is among the best known for this classic world Azurite locality, and was found by Jimmy Vacek in 1986.
Concepción del Oro, Municipio Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas  Mexico (1986)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.7 × 3.9 cm = 2.40” × 1.85” × 1.54”




Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
Azurite.
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CANADA

Analcime with Natrolite
Analcime with Natrolite. Analcime with Natrolite.
 

TL26AK8: A trapezohedral crystal of Analcime, with small black Aegirine crystals, and partially coated with prismatic Natrolite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with excellent terminal faces, an unusual association in Mont Saint-Hilaire.
The specimen will be sent in the original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.1 × 1.7 cm = 1.10” × 0.83” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.79” × 0.79”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Serandite with Aegirine and Albite
 

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

Specimen size: 5.4 × 2.7 × 2.6 cm = 2.13” × 1.06” × 1.02”




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

ET49AD7: Aggregate of very sharp intergrown rhombohedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant and complete. They are bright and have a very intense deep color. This morphology, so well defined, is unusual with samples from Mount-Saint- Hilaire.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 59 of the 2016/02 edition and in the magazine ‘extraLAPIS’ on page 9, number 56, "Rhodochrosit"
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada (08/2015)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.38” × 1.10” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 0.94” × 0.75”




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Carletonite with Feldspar, Calcite and Arfvedsonite
 

EJ26AG5: A group of very well defined crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with parallel growths on the faces, very bright and with a very vivid blue color. There are also small Feldspar and Calcite crystals and aggregates of small, black, acicular, Arfvedsonite crystals. The sample is with a label of a Canadian collection.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada (2013)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.3 × 4.3 cm = 1.81” × 1.30” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.9 cm = 0.67” × 0.35”

Type locality



Carletonite with Feldspar, Calcite and Arfvedsonite. Carletonite with Feldspar, Calcite and Arfvedsonite.
Carletonite with Feldspar, Calcite and Arfvedsonite.
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Gypsum
Gypsum. Front
Front
Gypsum. Rear
Rear
 

ME91AL8: Twinned crystals of Gypsum, transparent, very bright and with a color between yellow and orange. Implanted in a spheroidal aggregate of lenticular crystals of the same Gypsum but with a black color, possibly due to organic inclusions. The yellow crystals also have the peculiarity that they show not only fluorescence but also phosphorescence when exposed to ultraviolet light.
Red River floodway, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Capital Region, Manitoba  Canada (1996)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 8 × 6.4 cm = 4.21” × 3.15” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 3.5 cm = 1.81” × 1.38”

Very fluorescent and phosphorescent



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Sphalerite with Pyrite
 

NB26AK9: Outstanding matrix group of Sphalerite crystals of complex habit, translucent and intense orange. A good specimen from a well known Canadian locality but one from which Sphalerite of good quality for collections is rare.
Flamboro Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Hamilton, Ontario  Canada

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.8 × 2.1 cm = 1.69” × 1.50” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”




Sphalerite with Pyrite. Sphalerite with Pyrite.
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Smoky Quartz with Calcite
Smoky Quartz with Calcite. Front
Front
Smoky Quartz with Calcite. Rear
Rear
 

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

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.9 × 3.2 cm = 1.65” × 1.54” × 1.26”




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Quartz (variety smoky)
 

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

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.7 × 3.5 cm = 2.05” × 1.85” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 3.4 cm = 1.30” × 1.34”




Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
Rear
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Quartz (japan law twin)
Quartz (japan law twin). Quartz (japan law twin).
 

EB76AL4: From a find by local field collectors between 2008 and 2011 in a mineralogically previously little-known locality. Group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant, flattened, with the japan-law twin unusually closed, which gives it a unitary crystal appearance, with sharp crystal forms, transparent, with good luster, colorless and with reddish tones in some areas due to the presence of oxide inclusions.
Harrison Lake, Chilliwack, Regional District Fraser Valley, British Columbia  Canada (2008-2011)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.5 × 3.1 cm = 1.54” × 1.38” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1.1 cm = 0.43” × 0.43”




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Quartz (japan law twin)
 

EK36AI1: From a find between 2008 and 2011 by local prospectors on a not well known, until today, mineral locality. Group of crystals, two of them clearly dominant and, of these, one having a very well defined japan law twin. They have very sharp crystal forms and are clear, colorless and bright with reddish shades in some areas due to iron oxide inclusions.
Harrison Lake, Chilliwack, Regional District Fraser Valley, British Columbia  Canada (2008-2011)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.6 × 3.2 cm = 1.93” × 1.02” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.55” × 0.55”




Quartz (japan law twin). Quartz (japan law twin).
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Quartz (japan law twin)
Quartz (japan law twin). Quartz (japan law twin).
 

EJ27AI1: From a find between 2008 and 2011 by local prospectors on a not well known, until today, mineral locality. Group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant and well centered on the sample so, it is very esthetic. These crystals, twinned with the very well defined japan law twin, have very sharp crystalline forms and are transparent, bright, colorless and with reddish shades in some areas due to iron oxide inclusions.
Harrison Lake, Chilliwack, Regional District Fraser Valley, British Columbia  Canada (2008-2011)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.8 × 4.3 cm = 2.44” × 1.89” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.6 cm = 0.83” × 0.63”




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Quartz (japan law twin)
 

EF96AI1: From a find between 2008 and 2011 by local prospectors on a not well known, until today, mineral locality. Group of crystals, one of them well centered on the sample, flattened, with the very well defined japan law twin and very sharp crystalline forms. It is transparent, bright, colorless and with reddish shades in some areas due to iron oxide inclusions.
Harrison Lake, Chilliwack, Regional District Fraser Valley, British Columbia  Canada (2008-2011)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 3.4 × 6.5 cm = 3.39” × 1.34” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.7 cm = 0.67” × 0.67”




Quartz (japan law twin). Quartz (japan law twin).
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Jeffrey Mine

The great Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos, Canada is now closed, so we don't expect to get any more fine material from there in the future.

Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite. Vesuvianite.
 

TQ68AK7: Group of elongated crystals, with very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminations, transparent, extraordinarily lustrous and very intense yellow, with shades of green. A Canadian classic that we will send in its original Perky box from the collection of Robert J. Noble, which also contains his label.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 3.4 × 1.7 × 2.7 cm = 1.34” × 0.67” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.47” × 0.12”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Vesuvianite
 

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

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.1 × 2 cm = 2.01” × 1.61” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.6 cm = 0.55” × 0.24”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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

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

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5.8 × 5.4 cm = 2.99” × 2.28” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”

Diopside intense fluorescence short & long UV



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Grossular (variety hessonite) with Pectolite
 

MG90AK7: Druse of dodecahedral hessonite crystals beveled by trapezohedron faces. The crystals are very transparent, highly lustrous, very uniform in color and partially covered by transparent, white and exceptionally defined bladed Pectolite crystals. An unusual specimen for the quality of both components.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (14/06/1985)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.6 × 3.9 cm = 2.91” × 2.20” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.20” × 0.20”




Grossular (variety hessonite) with Pectolite. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Pectolite.
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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.

Recorded under LED light
 

TX39AI3: Group of well-developed crystals with a good size, trapezohedral with dodecahedral faces, transparent, very bright with an intense color and on a matrix coated by small Diopside crystals.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 02/2018, page 96
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 10.6 × 4.4 × 1.9 cm = 4.17” × 1.73” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.6 cm = 0.83” × 0.63”




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Pectolite with Calcite and Grossular
 

TQ89AI0: Double group of very sharp Pectolite crystals, all them doubly terminated and with very well defined faces and edges, a snowy white color, pearly luster and partially coated by Calcite and small Grossular aggregates. A fine Canadian classic, of great quality.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 6.3 × 3.1 × 1.8 cm = 2.48” × 1.22” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.94” × 0.51”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Pectolite with Calcite and Grossular. Front
Front
Pectolite with Calcite and Grossular. Rear
Rear
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Yukon Territory

Wardite with Childrenite
Wardite with Childrenite. Wardite with Childrenite.
 

ME86AL6: Sharp bipyramidal Wardite crystals, ivory-white to very pale yellow, with slightly greenish tones, on matrix, with small Childrenite crystals.
Stoneman Camp, Young's Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.7 × 4 cm = 2.44” × 2.24” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”




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Wardite with Childrenite
 

MA14AL4: Clusters of very sharp Wardite crystals with a dipyramidal habit, translucent with transparent points, from white to pale green. On matrix, with coatings of small Childrenite crystals with an intense brown color.
Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.7 × 2.8 cm = 2.05” × 1.46” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”




Wardite with Childrenite. Wardite with Childrenite.
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Lazulite with Quartz
Lazulite with Quartz. Lazulite with Quartz.
 

GZ26AM2: Druse of twinned Lazulite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, with an intense color and with small water-clear Quartz crystals and rhombohedral Siderite microcrystals.
The specimen comes from the Pedro Goy collection, whose very detailed catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (±1981)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 3.6 × 0.9 cm = 2.91” × 1.42” × 0.35”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”

Former collection of Pedro Goy



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Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz
 

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

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4 × 3.4 cm = 2.05” × 1.57” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”




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

MJ86AE2: Aggregate of twinned Lazulite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and partially coated by very bright pale green Augelite microcrystals, a small brown rhombohedral Siderite and clear Quartz.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.1 × 2.2 cm = 2.68” × 2.40” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.47” × 0.31”




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Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz
 

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

Specimen size: 8.1 × 5.6 × 4.5 cm = 3.19” × 2.20” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”




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

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

Specimen size: 6 × 5.2 × 2 cm = 2.36” × 2.05” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1 cm = 0.98” × 0.39”




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Whiteite-(CaFeMg) with Lazulite and Quartz
 

MX76AH6: Whiteite-(CaFeMg) crystals with thick tabular shape and very well defined parallel growths. They have a clear cream color and are partially coated by small Lazulite and Quartz crystals.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5.6 × 2.3 cm = 2.99” × 2.20” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.63” × 0.24”




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

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

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.46” × 0.98” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.31” × 0.24”




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Augelite with Lazulite
 

MX97AL5: Parallel growth of two Augelite crystals with very well defined crystal forms, pale yellowish with color zoning, denser in the central area. Implanted in a matrix partially covered with Lazulite crystals, which are also present on the Augelite crystal faces. Of the best possible quality for the deposit.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2020, page 89
Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5 × 3.5 cm = 2.24” × 1.97” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.71”




Augelite with Lazulite. Augelite with Lazulite.
Augelite with Lazulite.
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Kulanite
Kulanite. Kulanite.
 

MC11AK3: Well defined Kulanite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, of a very dark color, almost black, very lustrous, on matrix, with small rhombohedral crystals of Siderite and small crystals of Quartz. An excellent specimen of this rare species from its type locality.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.30” × 1.22” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.24” × 0.08”

Type locality



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Kulanite with Siderite
 

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

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.54” × 0.98” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”

Type locality



Kulanite with Siderite. Kulanite with Siderite.
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Kulanite with Fluorapatite, Siderite and Quartz
Kulanite with Fluorapatite, Siderite and Quartz. Front
Front
Kulanite with Fluorapatite, Siderite and Quartz. Side
Side
Kulanite with Fluorapatite, Siderite and Quartz.
 

MC47AL5: Kulanite crystals with very well defined crystal forms, large for the species, highly lustrous and on matrix, with rhombohedral Siderite crystals, small water-clear Quartz crystals, and white crystals, many of them doubly terminated, of Fluorapatite. The specimen, from the type locality, is one of the best that has been found.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.3 × 3.4 cm = 2.56” × 2.09” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”

Type locality



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Brazilianite with Siderite and Quartz
 

EM48AA3: Group of Brazilianite crystals, one of them doubly terminated, with very well defined faces and edges, with a light green color and on matrix, with Siderite, Quartz and small Lazulite crystals. Their color apart, very uncommon for the species, we especially note the locality, where Brazilianite is a very rare species.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2014 Munich Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ Nov/Dec 2014, number 120, page 51, and has been referenced and figured in the book "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés" (page 305)
Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (1998)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.8 × 2.1 cm = 1.34” × 1.10” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”




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