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BAJA CALIFORNIA

Turquoise with Pyrite
Turquoise with Pyrite. Front
Front
Turquoise with Pyrite. Rear
Rear
 

MP48AK3: Turquoise nodule, with very aesthetic cavities and relief, sky blue, with Pyrite inclusions, and of unusual size. The specimen is from a classic district for the species.
Reina Mine (Turquesa Mine), El Aguajito, Ensenada, Municipio Ensenada, Baja California  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.6 × 4.2 cm = 2.6” × 2.2” × 1.7”




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BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR

Boleite
 

TV62AH5: Floater complete Boleite crystal with a very well balanced development of the octahedron and the cube faces that are very bright.
We’ll send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label in which it appears that it had previously been in the “Bunk” Melanson collection.
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur  Mexico

Specimen size: 1.2 × 1 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4” × 0.4”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Boleite. Front
Front
Boleite. Front
Front
Boleite. Top
Top
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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 = 1.9” × 1.5” × 0.9”

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




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Chrysocolla after Boleite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Chrysocolla after Boleite
 

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

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

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




Chrysocolla after Boleite. Chrysocolla after Boleite.
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CHIHUAHUA / Santa Eulalia District

Mimetite with Goethite
Mimetite with Goethite. 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 = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.9”

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

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




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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 = 3.7” × 3.2” × 2.0”

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

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 = 1.9” × 1.5” × 1.1”




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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 = 1.4” × 0.8” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.8 cm = 0.7” × 0.3”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis




Hemimorphite.
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Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite. 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 = 4.2” × 3.5” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.5 cm = 1.2” × 0.6”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




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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 = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.6”




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

TH14AF1: 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: 3.5 × 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.4” × 1.2” × 1.1”




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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 = 1.9” × 1.5” × 1.5”




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

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 = 4.4” × 4.0” × 3.9”

Main crystal size: 9 × 5.2 cm = 3.5” × 2.0”

Fluorescence on the matrix short UV



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Smithsonite after Calcite with Calcite
 

TB98AJ0: Smithsonite replacing an aggregate of scalenohedral Calcite crystals that show successive replacement shells with phantom growths, indicating that the Calcite was partially replaced, some was dissolved, and the external shell was completely substituted by greenish-yellow Smithsonite. We will send a copy of the analysis 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: 7.3 × 4.1 × 5.9 cm = 2.9” × 1.6” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.3” × 0.6”




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

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

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

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




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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 = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.3”

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




Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Light behind
Light behind
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite.
 

TY16V4: A novelty at Tucson 2012. Unusual crystalline shape for the Vanadinite, whose aggregates, very aerial, are formed by crystals with a prism and an acute dipyramid with very well defined faces and edges and are on matrix with small crystals of Calcite. They show a creamy color and are on matrix.
This sample has been noted and photographed in the Mineralogical Record magazine (January-February 2018, pg. 167)
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: 3.4 × 2.9 × 1.8 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.7”

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




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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 = 6.3” × 3.8” × 2.6”

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




Vanadinite with Gypsum.
Vanadinite with Gypsum. Vanadinite with Gypsum.
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Top
Top
 

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

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

Former Oliete collection. Number 320, bought in 1988



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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 = 2.5” × 1.8” × 1.7”

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




Creedite. Creedite.
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CHIHUAHUA / Los Lamentos

Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
 

TT87AH5: Group of thick tabular crystals that have simple crystalline forms with very well defined faces and edges and with a color and luster among the best known for the locality.
A beautiful Mexican classic that we’ll send in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label in which it appears that it had previously been in the Sullivan collection.
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.8”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble




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Wulfenite with As rich Vanadinite and Calcite
 

TB27AH4: Thick tabular isolated crystals on matrix with minor As rich Vanadinite. With simple forms, very well defined faces and edges and with a color and luster among the best known for the locality. A beautiful Mexican classic.
Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 1.2” × 0.7” × 0.6”

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




Wulfenite with As rich Vanadinite and Calcite. Front
Front
Wulfenite with As rich Vanadinite and Calcite. Rear
Rear
Wulfenite with As rich Vanadinite and Calcite. Top
Top
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Wulfenite with Calcite
Wulfenite with Calcite. Wulfenite with Calcite.
 

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

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

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

Former collection of A. Mayor




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Wulfenite with Willemite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

Willemite extremely fluorescent short UV



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CHIHUAHUA / Naica

Calcite with Sphalerite, Fluorite and Quartz
 

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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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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 = 4.5” × 2.5” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”




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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 = 6.1” × 4.1” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 6 × 4.4 cm = 2.4” × 1.7”




Fluorite with Galena. Fluorite with Galena.
Fluorite with Galena.
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Anhydrite with Calcite and Pyrite
Anhydrite with Calcite and Pyrite. Front
Front
Anhydrite with Calcite and Pyrite. Top
Top
 

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 = 5.5” × 3.0” × 1.4”

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 382



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CHIHUAHUA / other localities

Mimetite
 

LK1AK2: Spherulitic growths of Mimetite, very bright yellow, with small white rhombohedral crystals of Calcite. A Mexican classic of high quality that comes from the collection of Philippe Morelon (No. 1089), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
San Pedro Corralitos, Municipio Casas Grandes, Chihuahua  Mexico (±1994)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 6.3 × 5 cm = 2.5” × 2.5” × 2.0”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




Mimetite. Mimetite.
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Calcite
Calcite. 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 = 4.0” × 2.7” × 1.6”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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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 = 2.8” × 1.8” × 1.7”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV




Chalcopyrite with Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Calcite.
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Chalcopyrite with Galena and Quartz
Chalcopyrite with Galena and Quartz. Chalcopyrite with Galena and Quartz.
 

TM14AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Group of 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.
El Bolivar Mine, Piedras Verdes (Triguito), Municipio Urique, Chihuahua  Mexico (10/2018)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 4.5 × 3.2 cm = 3.4” × 1.8” × 1.3”

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




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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 = 3.5” × 2.5” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.1 cm = 0.9” × 0.8”

Calcite fluorescent short UV




Chalcopyrite on Quartz and with Calcite. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite on Quartz and with Calcite. Side
Side
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Silver
Silver. Front
Front
Silver. Rear
Rear
 

TE7Z3: Floater aggregate of strongly elongated Silver crystals with very well defined terminal faces and one of them doubly terminated. A very nice and fine piece.
Batopilas, Andrés del Río District, Municipio Batopilas, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3 × 1.6 cm = 1.3” × 1.2” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 0.2 cm = 1.0” × 0.1”




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COAHUILA DE ZARAGOZA

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 = 3.6” × 2.9” × 0.6”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles




Celestine with Fluorite. Front
Front
Celestine with Fluorite. Rear
Rear
Celestine with Fluorite.
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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (other species)

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 = 2.0” × 1.8” × 1.3”

Calcite fluorescent short UV




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Austinite
 

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

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




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

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (Adamite)

Adamite (variety manganoan)
Adamite (variety manganoan)  

TR27AJ8: Group of very sharp Adamite (manganoan variety) crystals on matrix. The crystals, translucent and very bright, have a zoned pale lilac color that had been famous with this variety at Mapimí and is currently considered a Mexican classic.
The sample is from the Thomas P. Moore collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.8”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore




Adamite (variety manganoan). Adamite (variety manganoan).
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Adamite
Adamite. Front
Front
Adamite. Side
Side
 

TM60L2: The crystal growth of this specimen inside a tight cavity makes it different from other Adamites. Formed by two fan-shaped groups of Adamite crystals, nearly perpendicular, this specimen shows marked triangular terminal faces.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.9 × 1 cm = 1.4” × 0.7” × 0.4”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV




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Adamite
 

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV




Adamite. Adamite.
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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 = 2.5” × 2.1” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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Adamite (variety cuprian)
 

PQ94AH5: A limonite matrix coated by Adamite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, extraordinarily bright and with a very intense and deep color. A very esthetic Mexican classic.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (±1990)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 8.2 × 3.8 cm = 3.8” × 3.2” × 1.5”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV




Adamite (variety cuprian). Adamite (variety cuprian).
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DURANGO/ Ojuela Mine (Duftite)

Duftite with Calcite
Duftite with Calcite. Duftite with Calcite.
 

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

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




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Duftite with Calcite
 

MC10X2: 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 × 3.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 0.6”




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 = 1.5” × 1.5” × 0.9”




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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 = 1.7” × 1.4” × 1.0”




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 = 1.9” × 1.7” × 1.1”




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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 = 2.5” × 1.7” × 1.0”




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 = 5.4” × 3.7” × 1.9”




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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (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 = 2.8” × 2.1” × 0.8”

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




Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.
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Hemimorphite with Adamite
Hemimorphite with Adamite. 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 = 3.4” × 2.3” × 1.3”

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

Adamite fluorescent short UV



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Hemimorphite
 

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer



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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (Wulfenite)

Wulfenite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

Mimetite minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Wulfenite with Mimetite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Wulfenite
 

MY96AI8: Druse of prismatic Wulfenite crystals formed by a single prism and the flat terminal pinacoid on a matrix of limonite. They have an excellent color and good luster.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.2 × 3.8 cm = 3.7” × 2.8” × 1.5”

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




Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
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Wulfenite on Mottramite
Wulfenite on Mottramite. Wulfenite on Mottramite.
 

TA87X6: A novelty at Tucson 2013. Olive-green botryoidal growths of Mottramite with yellow-orange Wulfenite crystals, bright and with slightly curved edges, consisting of a prism and the terminal pinacoid. We will provide a copy of the analysis of the Mottramite to the buyer of the specimen.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (10/2012)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 7 × 8 cm = 2.9” × 2.8” × 3.1”

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




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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (Rosasite)

Rosasite
 

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

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




Rosasite.
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Rosasite
Rosasite. Rosasite.
 

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

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




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Rosasite
 

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 = 2.5” × 2.4” × 2.5”




Rosasite. Front
Front
Rosasite. Side
Side
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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (Mottramite)

Mottramite
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 = 2.7” × 2.0” × 1.5”




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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 = 3.7” × 2.8” × 1.9”




Mottramite. Mottramite.
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Mottramite
Mottramite. 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 = 5.3” × 3.8” × 2.5”




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DURANGO / other localities

Fluorite with 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 = 1.7” × 1.4” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles




Fluorite with Creedite. Fluorite with Creedite.
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GUANAJUATO

Acanthite after Pyrargyrite
Acanthite after Pyrargyrite. 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 = 1.1” × 0.6” × 0.6”

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

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore




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Acanthite
 

GR96Q5: Very aerial parallel growths of cubic crystals with perfectly defined faces and edges and partially skeletal. The Acanthite has an excellent luster, a characteristic of the samples from this mine.
Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato  Mexico

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.6 × 0.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.6” × 0.3”

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

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 180



Acanthite.
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Acanthite with Calcite
Acanthite with Calcite. Acanthite with Calcite.
 

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

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

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




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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 = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”

Calcite fluorescent short UV




Acanthite with Calcite. Acanthite with Calcite.
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GUERRERO

Stibnite
Stibnite.
Stibnite  

NV36AJ8: Aggregate of very bright Stibnite crystals that have an uncommon morphology for the species because they are very short, some of them doubly terminated and have very well developed terminal faces. We also note that well crystallized Stibnite is rare at Taxco.
The sample is from the Carlos Prieto collection whose handwritten label we will send to the buyer.
Taxco de Alarcón, Municipio Taxco, Guerrero  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.9 × 1.6 cm = 2.2” × 1.5” × 0.6”

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

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio




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Rhodochrosite with Quartz
 

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

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




Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
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NUEVO LEON

Legrandite with Smithsonite
Legrandite with Smithsonite.
Legrandite with Smithsonite.
 

TM99J7: An aggregate of acicular crystals taking the appearance of a single prismatic crystal that has a magnificent color that contrasts with the dark Smithsonite matrix that we analyzed. With the specimen we’ll send a copy of the analysis of the Smithsonite.
The specimen has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Lapis’ on page 41, volume 33, number 7-8, August 2008.
Flor de Peña Mine, Lampazos (Lampazos de Naranjo), Municipio Lampazos (Lampazos de Naranjo), Nuevo Leon  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.3 × 6.5 × 5.9 cm = 2.9” × 2.6” × 2.3”

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

Type locality




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OAXACA

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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 = 1.7” × 1.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”




Acanthite with Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Acanthite with Chalcopyrite. Rear
Rear
Acanthite with Chalcopyrite.
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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.
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 = 2.6” × 1.8” × 1.3”




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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 = 1.0” × 1.0” × 0.6”

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




Miargyrite with Quartz. Miargyrite with Quartz.
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Miargyrite with Pyrargyrite
Miargyrite with Pyrargyrite. 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 = 1.3” × 0.8” × 0.7”

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




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Miargyrite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite
 

TC66AJ8: Spheroidal aggregates of very sharp Miargyrite crystals with a good size for the species and they are very bright. They are on matrix with Quartz and Chalcopyrite crystals. The sample, of great quality, is from a recent find in the San José mine and it has been analyzed. 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 (2018)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.6 × 2.8 cm = 2.3” × 1.8” × 1.1”

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




Miargyrite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Miargyrite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
Miargyrite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
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Pyrargyrite
Pyrargyrite. Front
Front
Pyrargyrite. Top
Top
 

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 = 0.6” × 0.5” × 0.6”

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




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Pyrargyrite
 

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 = 0.9” × 0.5” × 0.5”




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Pyrargyrite with Miargyrite
Pyrargyrite with Miargyrite. 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 = 1.0” × 0.8” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.1”




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Pyrargyrite with Quartz
 

TV37AH1: A novelty at Tucson 2018. Single translucent Pyrargyrite crystal with parallel growths, fine striations and intense reddish reflections. On matrix with small white Quartz crystals. 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: 5.3 × 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 2.1” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”




Pyrargyrite with Quartz. Pyrargyrite with Quartz.
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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 = 2.2” × 1.9” × 1.4”

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




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SAN LUIS POTOSI

Topaz
 

DA66AI7: Group of Topaz crystals on a matrix of volcanic rock. They have very well defined faces and edges and pinacoidal terminations and they are transparent, bright and have color zoning, deeper and more concentrated in the terminal areas. A Mexican classic. The sample is from the Daunis collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Tepetate, Municipio Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosí  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.4 × 2.1 cm = 1.3” × 0.9” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

With handwritten note Daunis Collection




Topaz.
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Stibiconite with Calcite
Stibiconite with Calcite. Front
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Stibiconite with Calcite. Rear
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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 = 7.5” × 0.8” × 0.6”




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Stibiconite
 

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 = 9.1” × 2.0” × 2.0”

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




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Azurite)

Azurite on Dickite
Azurite on Dickite. Azurite on Dickite.
Azurite on Dickite.
 

TH68AK3: An unquestionably high quality example that combines crystals of flattened habit with others more prismatic, some doubly terminated and all of them very sharp, translucent, extraordinarily brilliant and with the vivid blue color (“electric blue”) that has made Azurites famous from this locality. The contrast with the very white Dickite completes the panorama of this extraordinary piece.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (±2010)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 5.4 × 3.1 cm = 4.8” × 2.1” × 1.2”

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


Euro:3400 / US$3737 / Yen:399290 / AUD$5547

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Azurite with Malachite
 

TB69AF1: Flattened Azurite crystals that are very aerial on the matrix, with very well defined faces and edges and having the brilliant luster and 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 (2015)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.3 × 2.1 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”




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

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




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Azurite with Malachite
 

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Azurite
 

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

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

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




Azurite.
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Azurite
Azurite.

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

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

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




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Azurite
 

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

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

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




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Azurite with Malachite
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 = 2.0” × 1.1” × 1.0”

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




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Azurite with Malachite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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




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Azurite with Malachite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Azurite with Malachite
 

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 = 2.5” × 1.6” × 1.3”




Azurite with Malachite.
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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 = 3.0” × 3.0” × 0.7”

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




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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 = 3.6” × 2.6” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.2 cm = 1.3” × 0.5”




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

TT27AI4: Aggregate of very sharp Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant. These crystals, between translucent and transparent, are very bright and have the extraordinarily deep and vivid blue color (“electric blue”) typical of the best samples from Milpillas and they are implanted on a rough Malachite band coating the matrix. The esthetic blue-green contrast between Azurite and Malachite is not too common at Milpillas.

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (07-08/2014)

Specimen size: 9.9 × 6.7 × 4.2 cm = 3.9” × 2.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.3 cm = 1.1” × 0.5”




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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 = 4.2” × 4.0” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.5”




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Malachite)

Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Front
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Malachite after Azurite. Side
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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 = 1.7” × 1.6” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 3.5 cm = 1.7” × 1.4”




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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 = 1.7” × 1.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.5 cm = 1.3” × 1.0”




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

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

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




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Malachite after Azurite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Malachite after Azurite
 

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

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

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




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

TR59AH6: Group of Malachite crystals pseudomorphous after Azurite, with very well defined faces and edges, some of them doubly terminated and with a velvety aspect on the surface of their faces.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2014)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 7 × 3.6 cm = 3.4” × 2.8” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2 cm = 1.0” × 0.8”




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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 = 5.0” × 2.9” × 1.2”

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




Malachite after Azurite. Malachite after Azurite.
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Malachite after Azurite on Goethite
Malachite after Azurite on Goethite. Malachite after Azurite on Goethite.
 

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

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

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




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Malachite after Azurite with Baryte and Goethite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Malachite after Azurite with Baryte
 

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

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

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




Malachite after Azurite with Baryte. Malachite after Azurite with Baryte.
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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Brochantite)

Brochantite
Brochantite. Brochantite.
 

TH88AE9: Aggregate of elongated idiomorphic crystals with very well defined faces and edges and sharp chisel-like terminations. Their definition, crystal size, as well as their color and luster and, in general, very high quality, make them the world's best for this species.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2015)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.5 × 1 cm = 1.4” × 1.0” × 0.4”

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




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Brochantite
 

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

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

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




Brochantite. Brochantite.
Brochantite.
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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Volborthite)

Volborthite
Volborthite. Front
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Volborthite. Front
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Volborthite. Rear
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TJ86AK3: Rosette of sharp, flattened, bright Volborthite crystals, deep olive-green, with a little matrix on the back. The specimens of Volborthite from Milpillas are considered the best of the species for their quality, luster and crystal size, setting a new standard for the species. An excellent miniature of great quality.
Milpillas Mine, level 26, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (04/2015)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.2 × 1.3 ×  cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.5”




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Volborthite with Malachite
 

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

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




Volborthite with Malachite.
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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 = 1.3” × 1.2” × 0.6”




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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 = 0.8” × 0.4” × 0.4”

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




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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 = 1.3” × 1.2” × 1.0”

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




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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 = 2.0” × 1.3” × 0.7”

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




Cuprite. Cuprite.
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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 = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.0”

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




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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 = 2.5” × 1.5” × 0.9”

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




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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 = 2.8” × 1.9” × 0.7”

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




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Cuprite
 

TD66AH5: 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: 7.1 × 6.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.8” × 2.4” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.5”




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Vésigniéite)

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 = 0.3” × 0.3” × 0.1”




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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 = 0.4” × 0.2” × 0.1”




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Vésigniéite
Vésigniéite.
 

TX36AJ4: 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 × 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.3” × 0.2”




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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 = 0.4” × 0.2” × 0.2”




Vésigniéite.
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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 = 0.4” × 0.4” × 0.4”




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (other species)

Baryte with inclusions and Goethite
 

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

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

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




Baryte with inclusions and Goethite. Baryte with inclusions and Goethite.
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SONORA / other localities

Gold
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 = 0.7” × 0.6” × 0.5”

Weight: 2.6 grams



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VERACRUZ

Andradite (variety demantoid)
 

GZ87R0: Group of crystals that combine the forms of a dominant trapezohedron with the dodecahedron. The crystals have a very deep color, green with slightly brownish shades. They are very bright and are partially coating a matrix of volcanic rock. The locality is very unusual for the species.
Cerro de la Concordia, Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave)  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6 × 4.9 cm = 3.2” × 2.4” × 1.9”

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

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 53



Andradite (variety demantoid). Andradite (variety demantoid).
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ZACATECAS / Fresnillo

Pyrargyrite with Quartz
Pyrargyrite with Quartz.
 

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

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

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




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Pyrargyrite with Calcite
 

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.
Proaño Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico (2018)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.1” × 0.7” × 0.9”

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




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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 = 3.3” × 2.9” × 1.3”




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Acanthite
 

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 = 1.5” × 0.6” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.1 cm = 0.8” × 0.4”




Acanthite. Front
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Stephanite
Stephanite. Stephanite.

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

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

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




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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 = 1.4” × 1.0” × 0.6”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV




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

TE28AA2: A novelty at Tucson 2014. Transparent botryoidal growths on matrix. This kind of Opal (variety hyalite), in addition to the fact that it is gemmy and quite aesthetic standing up on its matrix, has the extraordinary property of fluorescing in daylight! In fact, it fluoresces in almost all types of light, neon light, LED light, daylight and, of course, UV light. The only light with which it doesn’t react is incandescent. As these are so new the locality is still very vague, sorry for that, but we are sure that time will clarify the locality as well as the reason why they fluoresce so strongly.
Zacatecas  Mexico (2013-2014)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.8” × 1.7” × 0.9”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV




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Opal (variety hyalite)
 

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

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

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV




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

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

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

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV




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Opal (variety hyalite)
 

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

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

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV




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CANADA


Rapid Creek area

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 = 1.3” × 1.2” × 1.1”

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

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 = 1.5” × 1.0” × 0.7”

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

Type locality




Kulanite with Siderite. Kulanite with Siderite.
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Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz
Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz. 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 = 2.0” × 1.6” × 1.3”

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




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Lazulite with Quartz and Siderite
 

MB56AF1: Druse of very well defined Lazulite crystals that are twinned, have a very bright luster and a deep color and are on matrix with translucent rhombohedral Siderite crystals and small clear Quartz crystals.
Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.4 × 2.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 0.9”

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




Lazulite with Quartz and Siderite. Lazulite with Quartz and Siderite.
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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 = 2.7” × 2.4” × 0.9”

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




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Lazulite with Fluorapatite and Siderite
 

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

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

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




Lazulite with Fluorapatite and Siderite. Lazulite with Fluorapatite and Siderite.
Lazulite with Fluorapatite and Siderite.
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Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz
Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz.
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 = 3.2” × 2.2” × 1.8”

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




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Wardite with Childrenite
 

MC14AI4: Two dipyramidal crystals on matrix, very aerial and sharp, translucent with a pale green color and with some faces partially coated by microcrystals of Childrenite.
Stoneman Camp, Young's Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.5 × 2.7 cm = 1.9” × 1.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”




Wardite with Childrenite. Wardite with Childrenite.
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Wardite with Childrenite
Wardite with Childrenite. Wardite with Childrenite.
 

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

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

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




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Whiteite-(CaFeMg) with Lazulite and Quartz
 

MN36AD4: Aggregate of Whiteite-(CaFeMg) crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very sharp edges and slightly elongated due to parallel growths. The Whiteite-(CaFeMg) is a clear cream color and is on matrix, with Quartz and small Lazulite crystals.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”




Whiteite-(CaFeMg) with Lazulite and Quartz. Front
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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 = 2.4” × 2.0” × 0.8”

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




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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 = 3.0” × 2.2” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.6” × 0.2”




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, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (1998)

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

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




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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
Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (1998)

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

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




Brazilianite with Siderite and Quartz. Brazilianite with Siderite and Quartz.
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Quartz (Japan law twin)
Quartz (Japan law twin).
 

ET11AJ8: From a find between 2008 and 2011 by local prospectors at a not well known until today mineral locality. A group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant and aerial, with a very well defined Japan law twin with very sharp crystal forms, clear, colorless and bright.
Harrison Lake, Chilliwack, Regional District Fraser Valley, British Columbia  Canada (2008-2011)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.8”

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




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Quartz (Japan law twin)
 

EX14AI5: From a find between 2008 and 2011 by local prospectors at a not well known, until today, mineral locality. Group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant, elongated, with an extraordinarily flattened shape and the Japan-law twin that is very well defined on the terminal faces. It is bright, between transparent and translucent and has reddish shades in some areas due to iron oxide inclusions.
Harrison Lake, Chilliwack, Regional District Fraser Valley, British Columbia  Canada (2008-2011)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.0” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 0.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.3”




Quartz (Japan law twin).
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Quartz (Japan law twin)
Quartz (Japan law twin). Front
Front
Quartz (Japan law twin). Rear
Rear
Quartz (Japan law twin).
 

EM6AI1: 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, with a very well defined Japan law twin, with very sharp crystal forms, 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: 3.5 × 2.3 × 1.6 cm = 1.4” × 0.9” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.8 cm = 0.8” × 0.3”




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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 = 1.9” × 1.0” × 1.3”

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




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 = 2.4” × 1.9” × 1.7”

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




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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 = 3.4” × 1.3” × 2.6”

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




Quartz (Japan law twin). Quartz (Japan law twin).
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Gypsum
Gypsum. Front
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Gypsum. Rear
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MB47AJ1: Floater radial aggregate of thick Gypsum crystals that are very transparent and bright and have a pale yellow color. They have the particularity in that they are both fluorescent and phosphorescent under an ultraviolet light. The sample is from a classic Canadian locality.
Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Capital Region, Manitoba  Canada (1996)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 7.4 × 6.1 cm = 3.2” × 2.9” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.2 cm = 1.6” × 1.3”

Very fluorescent and phosphorescent




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Rhodochrosite
 

ET49AD7: Aggregate of very sharp intergrown rhombohedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant and complete. They are bright and have a very intense deep color. This morphology, so well defined, is unusual with samples from Mount-Saint- Hilaire.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 59 of the 2016/02 edition 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 = 1.4” × 1.1” × 0.6”

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




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

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

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




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Rhodochrosite after Serandite with Analcime and Aegirine
 

TH52AH6: Perimorphs of Rhodochrosite microcrystals, with a pinkish color and brownish shades, that coat a group of elongated Serandite crystals with an intense pink color, with small black and acicular Aegirine crystals and poorly developed white Analcime crystals. Unusual, even considering that the samples from this locality are all mostly unusual.
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.5 × 1.7 cm = 2.3” × 1.4” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 0.6 cm = 2.0” × 0.2”




Rhodochrosite after Serandite with Analcime and Aegirine. Front
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Rhodochrosite after Serandite with Analcime and Aegirine. Rear
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Rhodochrosite after Serandite with Analcime and Aegirine. Top
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Carletonite with Feldspar, Calcite and Arfvedsonite
Carletonite with Feldspar, Calcite and Arfvedsonite. Carletonite with Feldspar, Calcite and Arfvedsonite.
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 = 1.8” × 1.3” × 1.7”

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

Type locality




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Andradite with Pectolite
 

TQ96S7: Dodecahedral crystals of Andradite on matrix. They are very bright, completely transparent, have a deep, intense and uniform green color, and are on a matrix of white Pectolite. The sample is typical for this mine in Québec, that must not be confused with the classic Jeffrey Mine.
British Canadian Mine, Black Lake, Thetford Mines, Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec  Canada (10/09/1995)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3.4 × 0.9 cm = 1.3” × 1.3” × 0.4”

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




Andradite with Pectolite.
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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 = 1.7” × 1.5” × 1.3”




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Quartz (variety smoky)
 

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

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

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




Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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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.

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

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

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

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




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Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite
 

MK38AJ0: Single crystals, on matrix, with very well defined faces and edges formed by a dominant dodecahedron beveled by a trapezohedron with fine growth striations. They are extraordinarily transparent and luminous and have a deep and uniform honey color. A Canadian classic of great quality.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 5 × 4.4 × 2.3 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 0.9”

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




Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite.
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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.
 

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 = 4.2” × 1.7” × 0.7”

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




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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 = 2.0” × 1.6” × 0.8”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




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

TR27AI3: Floater aggregate of Vesuvianite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, a lot of them totally or partially doubly terminated, translucent, bright and with well differentiated color areas, between yellow and an intense violet. A Canadian classic.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (2005)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.6 × 3.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.8” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.2”




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Vesuvianite
 

AB89N4: Group of crystals of very good color, very uniform, and excellent transparency. Furthermore, a lot of the crystals on the group are doubly terminated. A floater.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (1998)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 3 × 2 cm = 2.6” × 1.2” × 0.8”

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

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




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

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

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

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

Diopside fluorescent short & long UV



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Vesuvianite with Diopside

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

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

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

Diopside intense fluorescence short & long UV




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

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MH90Y0: One of the scarce exceptional samples from the famous find of 2005 at the Jeffrey quarry, currently closed. The Diopside crystals have an uncommon shape, being apparently tabular, but with fine vertical striations and the presence of the pinacoid show they really are very flat prisms. Their color and luster are excellent and the transparency extraordinary. To all this we must add their association with prismatic greenish-yellow and violet Vesuvianite crystals.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (09/2005)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 8.7 × 6 cm = 4.4” × 3.4” × 2.4”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV




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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 = 2.5” × 1.2” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.9” × 0.5”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




Pectolite with Calcite and Grossular. Front
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