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MEXICO

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, El Rosario District, Municipio Ensenada, Baja California  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.6 × 4.2 cm = 2.60” × 2.20” × 1.65”




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BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR

Boleite
 

TF27AL9: Floater cubo-octahedral crystal with sharp faces and edges, with good luster and a very deep and uniform color. The back of the crystal has been cleaved but it is recrystallized and therefore the surface is natural. A Mexican classic.
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur  Mexico (2018)

Specimen size: 1 × 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.39” × 0.16”

Type locality



Boleite. Front
Front
Boleite. Rear
Rear
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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 = 1.93” × 1.50” × 0.91”

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




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Chrysocolla after Boleite
 

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

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

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




Chrysocolla after Boleite.
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CHIHUAHUA / Los Lamentos

Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
 

EF86AM2: Group of very sharp tabular Wulfenite crystals on a limonite matrix. Crystals are transparent, with good luster and an intense orange color, with geometric color zoning very evident on the edges.
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.5 × 2.7 cm = 1.73” × 1.38” × 1.06”

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




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Wulfenite with Calcite
 

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

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

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

Former collection of A. Mayor



Wulfenite with Calcite. Wulfenite with Calcite.
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Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Front
Front
Wulfenite. Side
Side
Wulfenite.
 

EB37AK9: Druze of sharp tabular Wulfenite crystals, with marked parallel growths, lustrous and intense orange. A Mexican classic with an unusual presentation.
Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.1 × 1.7 cm = 2.44” × 1.61” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.43” × 0.35”

Minor fluorescence short UV

minID: 0CRTH8



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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 = 2.80” × 2.05” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.35” × 0.28”




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 = 3.86” × 3.35” × 2.72”

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

Willemite extremely fluorescent short UV



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CHIHUAHUA / Naica

Calcite with Pyrite
 

MF11AN0: Very sharp rhombohedral Calcite crystal, slightly translucent, with a uniform white color, on a matrix of small octahedral Pyrite crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.06” × 1.02” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.9 cm = 0.87” × 0.75”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Fluorite

Recorded under LED light
 

TX26AN2: Druse of Quartz crystals (variety amethyst) with curious curvatures and various unusual growth formations, many of them with a Tessin habit. It also has colorless and water-clear crystals of Fluorite, one of them clearly dominant. Such specimens came from only a few specific finds in Naica between 1985 and 1990.
Naica Mine, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua  Mexico (±1985-90)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 10 × 7.3 cm = 4.88” × 3.94” × 2.87”

Main crystal size: 4 × 0.8 cm = 1.57” × 0.31”

Fluorite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Quartz (variety amethyst) with Fluorite. Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Fluorite. Side
Side
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Sphalerite with Galena and Fluorite
Sphalerite with Galena and Fluorite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Galena and Fluorite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under LED light
 

EA47AM2: Very aerial group of twinned Sphalerite crystals (variety marmatite) with distinct polycrystalline growths, and very bright luster, on matrix. Associated with cubo-octahedral Galena crystals and complex transparent and lustrous Fluorite crystals.
Naica Mine, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 6 × 4.9 × 4.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.93” × 1.65”

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




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Sphalerite with Quartz, Pyrite and Galena
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Anhydrite with Calcite and Pyrite
 

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

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

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 382



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

Arsenopyrite
Arsenopyrite. Arsenopyrite.
 

TR14AN1: Group of Arsenopyrite crystals with sharp crystal forms, lustrous, on matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.8 × 1.3 cm = 1.06” × 0.71” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.55” × 0.20”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Smithsonite after Calcite with Calcite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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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.
This sample has been referenced and figured in the book "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés" (page 248)
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 = 2.87” × 1.61” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.34” × 0.59”




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 = 3.35” × 2.48” × 1.38”

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




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Smithsonite
 

EY68AM5: Botryoidal Smithsonite growth on matrix, translucent and with an intense and uniform green color. A Mexican classic, different from the usual, with a matrix that appears to be a fossil relic.
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.1 × 5 × 3.4 cm = 3.19” × 1.97” × 1.34”




Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Top
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Light behind
Light behind
 

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

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

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




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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 = 6.30” × 3.82” × 2.56”

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




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

ET46AM3: Druse of sharp scalenohedral Calcite crystals with sharp crystal forms, lustrous, with very visible phantom growths rich in inclusions and with a second generation of Calcite crystals at the vertices of the scalenohedron. An elegant Mexican classic.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.4 × 4.7 × 3.2 cm = 3.31” × 1.85” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.59” × 0.39”




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Calcite with Hematite inclusions

Recorded under LED light
 

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

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

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

Fluorescence on the matrix short UV



Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Side
Side
Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Rear
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Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite. Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite.
 

ME56AN0: Mosaic of small Pyrite crystals pseudomorphing an elongated Pyrrhotite crystal on a matrix of Sphalerite crystals. Different.
We will ship the specimen, which comes from a classic Mexican locality for the species, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 1.22” × 0.51” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Rhodochrosite
 

THH16AN3: Group of Rhodochrosite crystals with the dominant forms of a flattened rhombohedron, translucent, with good luster and an intense pink color, on a limonite matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Frank Melanson collection.
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 2 × 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.59” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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

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

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




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Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series)
 

NZ27AL5: Isolated Rhodochrosite spheroidal aggregates, bright and very intense and uniform pink color. On matrix, with botryoidal Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series)
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.3 × 3.1 cm = 1.61” × 1.30” × 1.22”

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




Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series). Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series).
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Rhodochrosite with Pyrrhotite and Galena
Rhodochrosite with Pyrrhotite and Galena. Rhodochrosite with Pyrrhotite and Galena.
 

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

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




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Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series)
Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series)  

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

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




Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series). Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series). Rear
Rear
Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series).
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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 = 1.54” × 1.14” × 0.91”

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

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



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Mimetite
 

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

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




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

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

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

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

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



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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 = 1.38” × 0.83” × 0.79”

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

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 = 4.21” × 3.46” × 2.20”

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

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



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Pyrrhotite
 

TKK14AN3: Group of short prismatic crystals of Pyrrhotite with very sharp crystal forms and polycrystalline growths, lustrous, on matrix, with small crystals of Sphalerite.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.3 × 2.1 cm = 1.46” × 0.91” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.47” × 0.28”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Pyrrhotite. Front
Front
Pyrrhotite. Side
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Creedite
Creedite. Creedite.
 

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

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

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




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Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite
 

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV



Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite. Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite.
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Cinnabar with Gypsum, Quartz and Calcite
Cinnabar with Gypsum, Quartz and Calcite. Cinnabar with Gypsum, Quartz and Calcite.
 

TE26AL1: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Cinnabar crystals with dominant rhombohedral habit and with minor crystalline forms, translucent, extraordinarily bright and very bright in color, in matrix of white saccharoidal Gypsum, and with small crystals of Calcite and Quartz. The specimen comes from a recent find and has been carefully analyzed and determined to be Cinnabar. It has been said that in specimens from this find there could be Metacinnabar too, but our analyses have not detected any. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Cocineras Mine, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (2019)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.9 × 2 cm = 1.30” × 1.14” × 0.79”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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CHIHUAHUA / other localities

Silver with Acanthite
Silver with Acanthite  

NF89AN0: Floater dendritic aggregate of bright and extraordinarily elongated Silver crystals, with a very well defined spinel-law twin and darker Acanthite coatings.
The specimen comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number PL-33), whose catalogue entry states that it was previously in the collection of Robert E. Jenkins II (number 8554). We will send the buyer the catalogue entry and the labels from both collections.
New Nevada Mine, Cerro San Antonio, San Miguel, Batopilas, Andrés del Río District, Municipio Batopilas, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.4 × 2.3 × 2 cm = 2.13” × 0.91” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.08”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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

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




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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 = 2.52” × 2.48” × 1.97”

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 = 4.02” × 2.72” × 1.57”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

NL90AM4: Short prismatic crystals of Pyromorphite with good luster and an intense green color that contrasts with the white rock matrix.
This specimen, from a little known Mexican locality that has produced few quality specimens, comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number PIF-60) and, previously, from Peter Megaw's. We will send the buyer the labels of both collections.
San Luis Mine, San José, Municipio Guazapares, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 8 × 6 × 5 cm = 3.15” × 2.36” × 1.97”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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Chalcopyrite 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 = 3.39” × 1.77” × 1.26”

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




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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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COAHUILA DE ZARAGOZA

Vesuvianite
 

TT13AN1: Floater group of Vesuvianite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, with the forms of two prism faces and a sharp dipyramid, with bright luster and a yellow-brown color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Sierra de las Cruces, Sierra Mojada mining district, Municipio Sierra Mojada, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza)  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.71” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles



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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (Adamite)

Adamite
 

MT67AM9: Two partially doubly terminated Adamite crystals, with very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminations, translucent, with bright luster and an intense yellow color, on matrix.
We will send the specimen, which comes from the Robert J. Noble collection, in its original Perky box from that collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Bob Sullivan collection.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.6 × 1.1 cm = 1.10” × 0.63” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.9 cm = 0.63” × 0.35”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Adamite. Adamite.
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Adamite
Adamite. Front
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Adamite. Side
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TGG64AN3: Spheroidal aggregates of Adamite crystals with very sharp terminations, translucent, with good luster and an intense yellow color. Very aerial on its limonite matrix.
We will ship the piece in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.22” × 0.98” × 0.87”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Adamite
 

NR27AM5: Fan-shaped groups of fine prismatic Adamite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with perfect terminations, with bright luster and a very intense yellow color. The specimen is from the Pedro Hernández collection.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.4 × 2.6 cm = 1.77” × 1.73” × 1.02”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Pedro Hernández



Adamite. Adamite.
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Adamite
Adamite. Adamite.
 

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Manresa



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Adamite
 

MB89AK7: Spheroidal growths, with good crystal terminations, on limonite matrix, translucent, very bright and very intense yellow. A Mexican classic.
Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 9.3 × 5.6 × 5.3 cm = 3.66” × 2.20” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.94”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



Adamite. Front
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Adamite. Side
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Adamite.
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Adamite (variety manganoan)
Adamite (variety manganoan). 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 = 0.94” × 0.87” × 0.83”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore



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Adamite (variety manganoan) on Goethite

Recorded under LED light
 

EA91AM4: Groups of very sharp manganese-bearing Adamite crystals on a Goethite matrix. The crystals, translucent, lustrous, and larger than usual, have a pale lilac color in the prism and much more intense on the terminations, a color that has made this variety famous in Mapimí.
Currently considered a Mexican classic, it comes from the Peter Rosewarne collection (number Rc927), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 10 × 8.2 × 5.7 cm = 3.94” × 3.23” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.59” × 0.39”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Peter Rosewarne



Adamite (variety manganoan) on Goethite. Adamite (variety manganoan) on Goethite.
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Adamite (variety cuprian) with Calcite
Adamite (variety cuprian) with Calcite. Adamite (variety cuprian) with Calcite.
 

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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DURANGO/ Ojuela Mine (Duftite)

Duftite with Calcite
 

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

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




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

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 = 1.50” × 1.34” × 0.55”




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Duftite with Calcite
 

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

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




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

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

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




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Duftite with Calcite
 

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

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




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

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

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




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Duftite with Calcite
 

MJ47AH7: Botryoidal growths of micro-crystals of Duftite, some of them very well defined under a binocular microscope. They are clear green to slightly darker green and their luster varies from bright to dull, with transparent colorless crystals of Calcite, and they coat a limonite matrix. The samples have been analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2012)

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




Duftite with Calcite. Duftite with Calcite.
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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (Hemimorphite)

Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.
 

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

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

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


minID: PPUFRW



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Hemimorphite
 

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

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

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




Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.
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Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.
 

MF13AL0: Very sharp crystals more separated from each other than usual. Very bright, translucent, transparent around their terminations, white in color and in a limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.8 × 4.7 cm = 2.99” × 1.89” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.94” × 0.35”




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Hemimorphite with Adamite
 

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

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

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

Adamite fluorescent short UV



Hemimorphite with Adamite. Hemimorphite with Adamite.
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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 = 2.72” × 2.05” × 1.50”




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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 = 3.74” × 2.76” × 1.89”




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 = 5.28” × 3.78” × 2.52”




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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (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 = 2.52” × 1.81” × 1.10”




Rosasite. Rosasite.
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Rosasite with Wulfenite
Rosasite with Wulfenite. Front
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Rosasite with Wulfenite. Side
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TJ66S2: Botryoidal aggregate of Rosasite of intense greenish-blue on Limonite matrix. A recent discovery at the classic Ojuela mine.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 6.2 × 6.3 cm = 2.52” × 2.44” × 2.48”




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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (Wulfenite)

Wulfenite with Mimetite
 

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

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

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




Wulfenite with Mimetite. Wulfenite with Mimetite.
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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 = 2.87” × 2.76” × 3.15”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.31” × 0.16”




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DURANGO / Ojuela Mine (other Species)

Conichalcite
 

TK87AL5: Spheroidal aggregates of Conichalcite crystals with well defined faces and edges, bright and of a uniform and intense green color.
We will send the piece in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.94” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Conichalcite. Conichalcite.
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Malachite
Malachite. Front
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Malachite. Side
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TX66AM5: Malachite as a botryoidal growth on a limonite matrix, with bands of different shades of green. Very characteristic of this mine.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.5 × 2.8 cm = 2.68” × 1.77” × 1.10”




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Mimetite with Calcite
 

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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

EX70AM1: Spheroidal aggregates of acute dipyramidal crystals, orange with slightly yellow tones, on matrix. A Mexican classic.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (1985)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 7.2 × 3.4 cm = 4.61” × 2.83” × 1.34”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Legrandite with limonite
 

EV67AL9: Group of sharp prismatic crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with good terminal faces, transparent, brilliant and with an intense color that stands out on the limonite matrix. A classic species from Mapimí, increasingly difficult to obtain.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 8 × 5.4 × 2.3 cm = 3.15” × 2.13” × 0.91”

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




Legrandite with limonite. Legrandite with limonite.
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Austinite
Austinite. Austinite.
Austinite.
Austinite  

TD89AL4: Globular growths of lenticular Austinite crystals, with sharp crystal forms and strong curvatures on the faces and edges, translucent and on a limonite matrix.
The specimen comes from the Rock Currier collection (No. 7994) with a collection label and an identifying note on the back of the specimen.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.4 × 4.8 cm = 3.11” × 2.13” × 1.89”

Minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Rock Currier



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Austinite coated by white Adamite
 

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

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

Adamite fluorescent long & short UV



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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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Austinite (variety cuprian)
 

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

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




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

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

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




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Aurichalcite with Calcite and Murdochite

Recorded under LED light
 

EX58AM3: Aggregates of acicular Aurichalcite crystals, with good luster and a very vivid color. On a limonite matrix, with small Calcite crystals and black Murdochite crystals, identifiable by the isometric crystal habit typical of the species although to be sure we have had it analyzed and we will send to the buyer copy of the analysis. Altogether a great piece of high quality and very aesthetic, among the best Aurichalcites from Ojuela.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 11.7 × 8.2 × 3.6 cm = 4.61” × 3.23” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.20” × 0.04”




Aurichalcite with Calcite and Murdochite. Front
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Aurichalcite with Calcite and Murdochite. Side
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DURANGO / other localities

Fluorapatite
Fluorapatite. Fluorapatite.
 

MC86AM6: Fluorapatite crystal with very well defined faces and edges, with an unusual transparency and luster and a very vivid and uniform lemon-yellow color. A Mexican classic. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Cerro de Mercado Mine, Cerro de los Remedios, Victoria de Durango, Municipio Durango, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.1 × 0.7 × 0.8 cm = 0.83” × 0.28” × 0.31”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Creedite with Fluorite
 

TR99AL2: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Druse of short prismatic Creedite crystals, with very sharp and profiled terminal faces, with good luster and light violet, on matrix, with crystallized Fluorite in green and violet colors. The specimen is very different from those known from this locality in recent years, although there are similar specimens from this mine in an old collection, which coincides with the indications that this find came from old mine galleries.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a novelty from Tucson 2020 in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 60 in the volume 25, number 2

Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Municipio de Rodeo, Durango  Mexico (10-12/2019)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.17” × 1.69” × 1.26”

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

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



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

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

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

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




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Creedite with Fluorite
 

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

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

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

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



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

Recorded under LED light
 

TB27AL7: A novelty at Tucson 2020: Druse, on matrix, of bipyramidal Creedite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with sharp pointed terminations, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, and light violet in color. The specimen is quite different from those known from this locality in recent years, although in some old collections there are similar specimens from the same source, which coincides with the indications that this find was made in old galleries of the mine.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 43 of the 2020/02 edition.
Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Municipio de Rodeo, Durango  Mexico (10-12/2019)

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

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




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Fluorite on Creedite
 

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles



Fluorite on Creedite. Fluorite on 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 = 1.10” × 0.63” × 0.55”

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

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore



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Acanthite after Polybasite
 

TV27AN1: Group of sharp platy Acanthite crystals with a clearly hexagonal outline (pseudomorph after Polybasite) with a satin luster, on matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2 × 1.3 cm = 1.10” × 0.79” × 0.51”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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

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

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


minID: 90Q571



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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.
San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato  Mexico (03/2013)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.1 × 3.4 cm = 3.43” × 2.40” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”




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

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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GUERRERO

Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Rhodochrosite epitactic Quartz
 

TD29AM5: Lenticular Rhodochrosite crystals that cover a matrix of Quartz crystals, with a second generation of epitactic Rhodochrosite that preserves the missing Quartz crystal forms. Good quality for the Rhodochrosites from this locality.
Los Remedios Mine, Taxco de Alarcón, Municipio Taxco, Guerrero  Mexico

Specimen size: 9 × 6.7 × 5.1 cm = 3.54” × 2.64” × 2.01”




Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Rhodochrosite epitactic Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Rhodochrosite epitactic Quartz.
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
 

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

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




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Calcite
 

JR96X9: Cluster of very acute scalenohedral Calcite crystals. They are translucent and bright and are on matrix. The sample is from a not well known mine at Taxco from where such fine samples are scarce.
Los Remedios Mine, Taxco de Alarcón, Municipio Taxco, Guerrero  Mexico (±1988)

Specimen size: 12.5 × 7.8 × 8.2 cm = 4.92” × 3.07” × 3.23”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.98” × 0.43”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of James Catmur



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

Recorded under LED light
 

EB87AM3: Intergrowth of twinned Sphalerite crystals with skeletal Galena crystals. On matrix, with small white Quartz crystals and polycrystalline Fluorite growths. Very old and unusual piece.
Los Remedios Mine, Taxco de Alarcón, Municipio Taxco, Guerrero  Mexico

Specimen size: 10.9 × 10.4 × 2.9 cm = 4.29” × 4.09” × 1.14”

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



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Galena with Sphalerite, Quartz and Fluorite

Recorded under LED light
 

EA87AM3: Intergrowth of twinned Sphalerite crystals with skeletal Galena crystals. On matrix, with small white Quartz crystals and polycrystalline Fluorite growths. Very old and unusual piece.
Los Remedios Mine, Taxco de Alarcón, Municipio Taxco, Guerrero  Mexico

Specimen size: 13.8 × 8.8 × 3.2 cm = 5.43” × 3.46” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.55”

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



Galena with Sphalerite, Quartz and Fluorite. Front
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Galena with Sphalerite, Quartz and Fluorite. Side
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Galena with Sphalerite, Quartz and Fluorite. Galena with Sphalerite, Quartz and Fluorite.
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz.
 

DF87AK9: Group of sharp Quartz crystals (amethyst variety) on matrix, with one of them clearly dominant. Brilliant and with the nucleus of the crystal displaying much more intense color than in the periphery. Not to be confused with the better known ones from Veracruz, these amethysts from Amatitlán are composed of thicker crystals and, unlike those from Veracruz, no new specimens are appearing.
The specimen is from the Daunis collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Amatitlán, Municipio Zumpango del Río, Guerrero  Mexico

Specimen size: 11.2 × 7.5 × 3.4 cm = 4.41” × 2.95” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 10.7 × 2.1 cm = 4.21” × 0.83”

With handwritten note from the Lluís Daunis Collection

minID: F2W434



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NUEVO LEON

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 = 2.87” × 2.56” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.12”

Type locality



Legrandite with Smithsonite.
Legrandite with Smithsonite.
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OAXACA

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Miargyrite with Quartz
Miargyrite with Quartz. Miargyrite with Quartz.
 

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

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

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




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Miargyrite with Quartz
 

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

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

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




Miargyrite with Quartz. Front
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Miargyrite with Quartz. Top
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Miargyrite with Quartz. Rear
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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 = 1.26” × 0.79” × 0.71”

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




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Miargyrite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite

Recorded under LED light
 

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 = 2.28” × 1.81” × 1.10”

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




Miargyrite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Miargyrite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
Miargyrite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
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Acanthite with Chalcopyrite
Acanthite with Chalcopyrite. Front
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Acanthite with Chalcopyrite. Rear
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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 = 1.73” × 0.98” × 1.14”

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




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Selenium-rich Acanthite with Selenium-rich Polybasite and Calcite
 

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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

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

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




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Pyrargyrite
 

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

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

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




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

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




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Pyrargyrite with Miargyrite
 

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

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

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




Pyrargyrite with Miargyrite. Pyrargyrite with Miargyrite.
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Pyrargyrite with Quartz
Pyrargyrite with Quartz. 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 = 2.09” × 1.06” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 0.55” × 0.31”




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Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite
 

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

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

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




Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Tennantite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
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SAN LUIS POTOSI

Danburite
Danburite. Danburite.
 

TH14AN2: Two very sharp Danburite crystals, with excellent terminations, completely water-clear and very lustrous.
We will send the specimen, from one of the great classic Mexican localities, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Charcas, Municipio Charcas, San Luis Potosí  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.9 × 1 cm = 1.22” × 0.75” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 1 cm = 1.22” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble

€85 / US$100 / ¥11050 / AUD$135

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Datolite
 

MC13AM7: Group of Datolite crystals with sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and a pale green color and bordered by a second generation of small, very transparent and lustrous white crystals of Calcite. A Mexican classic that we will send in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Charcas, Municipio Charcas, San Luis Potosí  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.91” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Datolite. Datolite.
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Topaz
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 = 1.26” × 0.94” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.35” × 0.20”

With handwritten note from the Lluís Daunis Collection



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Stibiconite with Calcite
 

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

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




Stibiconite with Calcite. Front
Front
Stibiconite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
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Stibiconite
Stibiconite. Front
Front
Stibiconite. side
side
Stibiconite. Top
Top
 

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

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

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




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Azurite)

Azurite with Malachite
 

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 = 1.46” × 1.30” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1 cm = 0.91” × 0.39”




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

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

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

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




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Azurite

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

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

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




Azurite.
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.

Recorded under LED light
 

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

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

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




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Azurite
 

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

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

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




Azurite.
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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 = 1.97” × 1.14” × 0.98”

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




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Azurite with Malachite
 

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

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

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

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




Azurite with Malachite. 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 = 2.13” × 1.26” × 0.55”

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




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Azurite with Malachite

Recorded under LED light
 

TJA71AN4: Aggregate, on matrix, of thick lenticular Azurite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with the very intense luster of Milpillas specimens, and the famous deep blue color (“electric blue”) of the best specimens from the locality. With small coatings of fibrous Malachite. The Milpillas mine closed in June 2020.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2013)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4 × 2 cm = 2.44” × 1.57” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.47”




Azurite with Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Azurite with Malachite. Detail
Detail
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite.
 

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

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




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Azurite with Malachite

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

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

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




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

Recorded under LED light
 

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

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

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




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Azurite with Malachite

Recorded under LED light
 

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 = 3.90” × 2.64” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.3 cm = 1.06” × 0.51”




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

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

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

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




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Malachite)

Malachite after Azurite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Malachite after Azurite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Malachite after Azurite with Malachite

Recorded under LED light
 

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

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

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




Malachite after Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side
Malachite after Azurite with Malachite.
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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 = 2.64” × 1.69” × 0.87”

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




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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 = 3.03” × 2.24” × 2.91”

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




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

Recorded under LED light
 

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

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

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




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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 = 5.00” × 2.87” × 1.18”

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




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 = 3.66” × 2.95” × 3.03”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 0.98” × 0.67”




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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 = 4.61” × 3.62” × 1.89”

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




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 = 4.72” × 3.62” × 1.30”

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




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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 = 4.84” × 3.58” × 1.50”

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




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

Brochantite
Brochantite. Brochantite.
 

TN87AL4: Aggregate of idiomorphic Brochantite crystals, with sharp faces and edges, very deep color, covered by a later growth, of very aerial fibrous crystals, lighter in color and with a satin luster.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.1 × 1.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.83” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 0.6 cm = 0.98” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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 = 3.74” × 2.48” × 1.30”

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




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

Cuprite
Cuprite. Front
Front
Cuprite. Top
Top
 

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

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

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




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Cuprite
 

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

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

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




Cuprite. Cuprite.
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Cuprite
Cuprite. Cuprite.
 

TK70AE9: Cuprite crystals formed by a dominant cube and octahedron, and beveled by the dodecahedron with some hoppered faces and, in general, with very well defined faces and edges. The crystals, on a rocky matrix, are translucent and have a very deep red color that is partially masked by their extraordinary luster.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2015)

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

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




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Cuprite
 

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

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

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




Cuprite. Cuprite.
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Cuprite
Cuprite. Cuprite.
 

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

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

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




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Cuprite with Dickite
 

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

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

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




Cuprite with Dickite. Cuprite with Dickite.
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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Olivenite)

Olivenite
Olivenite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TJA28AN6: Very sharp crystals of Olivenite on matrix, flattened, some of them doubly terminated, with very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminations, with bright luster and a very deep olive-green color. As on so many other occasions in Milpillas, one of the best for the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.67” × 0.43” × 0.35”

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


€340 / US$394 / ¥43840 / AUD$543

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Olivenite
 

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

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




Olivenite. Front
Front
Olivenite. Rear
Rear
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Olivenite
Olivenite.
 

TT49AL2: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Matrix group of outstanding Olivenite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, flattened, with very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminal faces, lustrous and very deep olive green. As on so many other occasions in Milpillas, among the best of the species.

The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a novelty from Tucson 2020 in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 58 in the volume 25, number 2

Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.75” × 0.55” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.75” × 0.20”




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Olivenite
 

TD88AM3: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Group of Olivenite crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial and sharp, flattened, with very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminations. With good luster and a very deep olive-green color. As on so many other occasions in Milpillas, among the best for the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.55” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.43” × 0.12”




Olivenite.
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Olivenite
Olivenite.
 

TC47AM3: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Group of Olivenite crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial and sharp, flattened, with very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminations. With good luster and a very deep olive-green color. As on so many other occasions in Milpillas, among the best for the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.9 × 1.7 cm = 0.87” × 0.75” × 0.67”

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




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Olivenite
 

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

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

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




Olivenite. Photo Joaquim Callén
Photo Joaquim Callén
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Olivenite with Quartz
Olivenite with Quartz. Front
Front
Olivenite with Quartz. Side
Side
Olivenite with Quartz.
 

TR92AL2: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Very aerial group, on matrix, of highly profiled, flattened, doubly terminated Olivenite crystals, with sharp faces and edges and perfect terminal faces, lustrous and with a very deep olive-green color. As on so many other occasions in Milpillas, among the best of the species.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 43 of the 2020/02 edition.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.6 × 2 cm = 1.30” × 1.02” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 0.3 cm = 0.75” × 0.12”




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Olivenite
 

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

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

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




Olivenite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Olivenite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Olivenite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Olivenite with Quartz
Olivenite with Quartz. Front
Front
Olivenite with Quartz. Side
Side
Olivenite with Quartz.
 

TT51AL2: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Matrix group of acicular Olivenite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, lustrous and very deep olive green. As on so many other occasions in Milpillas, among the best of the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3 × 1.9 cm = 1.85” × 1.18” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.16” × 0.04”




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Olivenite

Recorded under LED light
 

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

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

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




Olivenite. Olivenite.
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Olivenite
Olivenite. Olivenite.
Olivenite.

Recorded under LED light
 

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

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

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




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Olivenite with Quartz and Hydroniumjarosite

Recorded under LED light
 

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

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

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




Olivenite with Quartz and Hydroniumjarosite. Front
Front
Olivenite with Quartz and Hydroniumjarosite. Side
Side
Olivenite with Quartz and Hydroniumjarosite. Olivenite with Quartz and Hydroniumjarosite.
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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Volborthite)

Volborthite with Malachite
Volborthite with Malachite.
 

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

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




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Volborthite

Recorded under LED light
 

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

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




Volborthite. Volborthite.
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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 = 0.31” × 0.31” × 0.12”




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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 = 0.39” × 0.24” × 0.08”




Vésigniéite.
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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 = 0.39” × 0.28” × 0.24”




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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 = 0.43” × 0.24” × 0.20”




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 = 0.43” × 0.39” × 0.35”




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (Shattuckite)

Shattuckite with Quartz and Chrysocolla
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Shattuckite with Quartz and Malachite
 

TG99AL1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Spherulitic growths and felty aggregates of Shattuckite, with intense and deep color, enclosed in small Quartz crystals that protect them. In Quartz matrix, with Chrysocolla and centered aggregates of acicular Malachite crystals. We emphasize, apart from the beauty of the specimen, the presence of Quartz crystals, a very rare species in Milpillas. We will send the buyer a copy of the Shattuckite analysis.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a novelty from Tucson 2020 in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 60 in the volume 25, number 2

Milpillas Mine, level 1100, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (01/2019)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.1 × 1.9 cm = 2.64” × 2.01” × 0.75”

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




Shattuckite with Quartz and Malachite. Shattuckite with Quartz and Malachite.
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Shattuckite with Quartz
Shattuckite with Quartz. Shattuckite with Quartz.
 

TP98AL1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Spherulitic growths and felty aggregates of Shattuckite, with intense and deep color, enclosed in small Quartz crystals that protect them, in Quartz matrix. We highlight, apart from the beauty of the specimen, the presence of Quartz crystals, a very rare species in Milpillas. We will send the buyer a copy of the Shattuckite analysis.
Milpillas Mine, level 1100, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (01/2019)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.8 × 1.7 cm = 2.95” × 1.89” × 0.67”

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




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Shattuckite with Quartz and Chrysocolla
 

TC69AL7: A novelty at Tucson 2019: Spherulitic growths and felty aggregates of Shattuckite with an intense deep color, encompassed in small Quartz crystals that protect them. On matrix with light blue Shattuckite. We highlight, apart from the beauty of the specimen, the presence of crystallized Quartz, a very rare species in Milpillas. We will send the buyer a copy of the Shattuckite analysis.
Milpillas Mine, level 1100, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (01/2019)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 7.1 × 3.9 cm = 3.07” × 2.80” × 1.54”




Shattuckite with Quartz and Chrysocolla. Front
Front
Shattuckite with Quartz and Chrysocolla. Side
Side
Shattuckite with Quartz and Chrysocolla.
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Shattuckite with Quartz, Chrysocolla and Malachite
Shattuckite with Quartz, Chrysocolla and Malachite. Shattuckite with Quartz, Chrysocolla and Malachite.
 

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

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

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




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SONORA / Milpillas Mine (other Species)

Chalcocite on Pyrite
 

TN26AL4: Complex Pyrite crystal, very rich in faces, that is colored black due to a uniform Chalcocite coating, with good luster and on matrix. We will deliver the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label. The Chalcocites were analyzed and we will send a copy of that analysis to the buyer.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2013)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.10” × 1.02” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.9 cm = 0.71” × 0.35”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Chalcocite on Pyrite. Chalcocite on Pyrite.
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Dioptase
Dioptase. Dioptase.
 

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

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

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


minID: JMNGWT



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Dioptase
 

TT93AL1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Druze of small elongated Dioptase crystals, with rhombohedral terminations, transparent and with bright luster, on matrix with pale blue shattuckite. Dioptase is a rarity in Milpillas, another surprise like many to which this locality has accustomed us.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 42 of the 2020/02 edition.
Milpillas Mine, level 1100, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2019)

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

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




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

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

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

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




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SONORA / other localities

Wulfenite with Mimetite
 

ET27AM4: Very sharp crystals of Wulfenite, rich in crystal forms, transparent, with a bright luster and more intense orange color than usual. On a limonite matrix with yellowish green microcrystals of Mimetite.
San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Cucurpe, Municipio Cucurpe, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.3 × 5.7 × 2.9 cm = 3.27” × 2.24” × 1.14”

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




Wulfenite with Mimetite. Front
Front
Wulfenite with Mimetite. Rear
Rear
Wulfenite with Mimetite. Wulfenite with Mimetite.
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Emmonsite
Emmonsite. Emmonsite.
Emmonsite  

NV67AN0: Spheroidal aggregates on a matrix of very sharp crystals of Emmonsite, a rare iron tellurate, translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform green color.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number EMM-2) whose collection card we will send to the buyer.
Moctezuma Mine (Bambolla Mine), Moctezuma, Municipio Moctezuma, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.5 × 4 cm = 2.28” × 1.38” × 1.57”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Tellurite with Quartz
 

TY48AL4: Tellurite crystals on matrix, some of them with well defined faces and edges and good terminations, something rare in this species, not frequent in collections. The crystals, translucent, have an intense creamy color and good luster, and are implanted on matrix, with Quartz.
The specimen, which comes from Scott J. Williams, was later in the collection of V.J. Hoffmann. Victor J. Hoffmann and John S. White were very close friends while both were graduate students in geology at the University of Arizona. Between the years of 1960 and 1962 they formed a mineral business which was named Delmann Minerals. We will send the specimen with the two supporting labels.
Moctezuma Mine (Bambolla Mine), Moctezuma, Municipio Moctezuma, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.34” × 1.06” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.16”




Tellurite with Quartz. Tellurite with Quartz.
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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 = 0.67” × 0.55” × 0.47”

Weight: 2.6 grams



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VERACRUZ

Quartz (variety amethyst)
 

MC6AM9: Scepter growth of a doubly terminated Quartz crystal, amethyst variety, transparent, with inclusions and phantoms. It has very bright luster and a uniform violet color.
We will send the specimen, which comes from the Robert J. Noble collection, in its original Perky box from that collection, which also contains the label.
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave)  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 1.10” × 0.43” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1 cm = 0.87” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Quartz (variety amethyst). Quartz (variety amethyst).
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Quartz (variety amethyst)
Quartz (variety amethyst). Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst). Rear
Rear
 

TF48AN2: Group of Quartz crystals (amethyst variety) totally or partially doubly terminated, transparent, with great luster and a very vivid and uniform color. A very elegant and aesthetic specimen.
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave)  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6 × 2.7 cm = 3.23” × 2.36” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 1.6 cm = 2.28” × 0.63”




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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 = 3.23” × 2.36” × 1.93”

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

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 53



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

Acanthite
Acanthite. Front
Front
Acanthite.
Acanthite. Side
Side
 

TMA97AN5: Aerial group of cubo-octahedral Acanthite crystals, very shiny and sharp for the species, and with distinct hopper growths on some of the faces.
We will send the specimen, from a very classic Mexican locality for Acanthite, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Proaño Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.94” × 0.51” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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 = 1.54” × 0.55” × 0.71”

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




Acanthite. Front
Front
Acanthite. Side
Side
Acanthite. Side
Side
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Acanthite after Polybasite
Acanthite after Polybasite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Acanthite after Polybasite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

TY86AN2: Group of Acanthite pseudomorphs after large Polybasite crystals that have preserved the hexagonal morphology and the original skeletal growths
Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm = 2.01” × 1.77” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 4.6 cm = 1.89” × 1.81”




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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 = 0.91” × 0.79” × 0.55”

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




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

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

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

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Pyrargyrite with Calcite

Recorded under LED light
 

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

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

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




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

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

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




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Stephanite with Pyrite

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

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

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




Stephanite with Pyrite. Stephanite with Pyrite.
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Stephanite with Quartz
Stephanite with Quartz. Front
Front
Stephanite with Quartz. Side
Side
Stephanite with Quartz.
Stephanite with Quartz  

NM91AM9: Very individualized Stephanite crystals, relatively complex and with very well defined faces and edges. Lustrous, and on a matrix with translucent white Quartz crystals that give a nice contrast to the piece. An excellent and rare Mexican classic that comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number PIR-11), the label of which we will send to the buyer, as well as a copy of the analysis carried out. This specimen previously resided at the Arizona Desert Museum, and in Gregory, Bottley & Lloyd, and in two other private, unidentified collections.
Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 9 × 7 × 3 cm = 3.54” × 2.76” × 1.18”

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

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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ZACATECAS / Fluorescent Opal (variety hyalite)

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Opal (variety hyalite)
 

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

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

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV



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

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 = 1.89” × 0.98” × 1.46”

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 = 2.91” × 2.32” × 1.34”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV



Opal (variety hyalite). LED light
LED light
Opal (variety hyalite). Day light
Day light
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ZACATECAS / other localities

Arsenopyrite with Boulangerite
Arsenopyrite with Boulangerite. Arsenopyrite with Boulangerite.
Arsenopyrite with Boulangerite.
 

TG14AN2: Very sharp and equant crystals of Arsenopyrite, very lustrous, with coatings of felted groups of acicular Boulangerite crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Noche Buena Mine, Noche Buena, Municipio Mazapil, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 1.22” × 0.91” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.31” × 0.20”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Prosopite with Azurite
 

MC66AM7: Floater botryoidal growth of Prosopite, a rare calcium and aluminum fluoride of turquoise-blue color, with vivid blue deformed Azurite crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mazapil, Municipio Mazapil, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.3 × 2.5 cm = 1.30” × 0.91” × 0.98”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Prosopite with Azurite. Prosopite with Azurite.
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Malachite with Quartz (variety chalcedony)
Malachite with Quartz (variety chalcedony). Malachite with Quartz (variety chalcedony).
 

TR88AL5: Growth of Malachite microcrystals of lenticular habit, with two very different intensities of green, on matrix with groups of small Quartz crystals and botryoidal Quartz (chalcedony variety). High quality for the deposit.
Concepción del Oro, Municipio Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 6 × 5.1 × 5 cm = 2.36” × 2.01” × 1.97”

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




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Azurite

Recorded under LED light
 

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

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




Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
Azurite.
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Pyrargyrite
Pyrargyrite. Front
Front
Pyrargyrite. Rear
Rear
Pyrargyrite. Side
Side
Pyrargyrite. Top
Top
Pyrargyrite  

NF48AN2: Pyrargyrite crystal of good size with very marked parallel growths and flat terminations, and with a second generation of microcrystals of more Pyrargyrite.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number PIR-18), whose label we will send to the buyer. The crystal has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer too.
Zacatecas  Mexico

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

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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CANADA

Fluorapatite
 

TDF14AN4: Doubly terminated floater crystal of Fluorapatite formed by the prism, a bipyramid, and pinacoidal termination. The crystal is lustrous and brown with greenish tones.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Otter Lake, Pontiac RCM, Outaouais, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.87” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Fluorapatite. Fluorapatite.
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Calcite - melt - inclusion in Fluorapatite and with Fluorapatite
Calcite - melt - inclusion in Fluorapatite and with Fluorapatite. Calcite - melt - inclusion in Fluorapatite and with Fluorapatite.
 

MJ12AM6: Spheroidal Calcite growths, translucent and of an intense red color, on matrix of a Fluorapatite crystal fragment. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label stating that the specimen was previously in the Frank Melanson collection.
Yates Mine, Otter Lake, Pontiac RCM, Outaouais, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.06” × 1.06” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Diopside with Fluorapatite and Calcite
 

GR27AM2: Elongated Diopside crystals, one of them very aerial and clearly dominant. Lustrous, with very dark tones, on matrix with Calcite crystals and pinkish Fluorapatite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Pedro Goy collection, whose very detailed catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Yates Mine, Otter Lake, Pontiac RCM, Outaouais, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 7 × 6 × 3.6 cm = 2.76” × 2.36” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 0.87” × 0.59”

Fluorapatite minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Pedro Goy



Diopside with Fluorapatite and Calcite. Diopside with Fluorapatite and Calcite.
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Catapleiite with Aegirine inclusions and Siderite
Catapleiite with Aegirine inclusions and Siderite. Catapleiite with Aegirine inclusions and Siderite.
 

MG47AM6: Very sharp Catapleiite crystal, transparent, lustrous, colorless, with inclusions of Aegirine crystals, on matrix, with rhombohedral Siderite crystals. The specimen is from the most classic locality for the species. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.87” × 0.59” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.71” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Catapleiite
 

TPA87AN5: Group of sharp Catapleiite crystals between lamellar and tabular, unusually separated from each other, with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, with bright luster and a lemon-yellow color. In addition, they are in matrix, which is rare.
We will ship the specimen, from one of the great classic localities for this rare cyclosilicate, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 3 × 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.18” × 1.10” × 0.63”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Catapleiite. Catapleiite.
Catapleiite.
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Analcime with Aegirine
Analcime with Aegirine. Front
Front
Analcime with Aegirine.
Analcime with Aegirine. Side
Side
 

TQT86AN5: Group of trapezohedral Analcime crystals with very sharp and complete crystal forms. They are lustrous, snow-white and partially cover an Aegirine crystal.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.9 × 1.8 cm = 1.10” × 0.75” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.55” × 0.35”

Former collection of Bob Noble

€180 / US$213 / ¥23400 / AUD$287

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Analcime with Natrolite
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Bob Noble

minID: 2LDL1Y



Analcime with Natrolite. Analcime with Natrolite.
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Serandite with Aegirine inclusions
Serandite with Aegirine inclusions. Serandite with Aegirine inclusions.
 

ME76AM8: Complete floater crystal of Serandite with very sharp crystal forms and good terminations, unusually translucent, with a bright luster and intense color, and acicular inclusions of Aegirine.
We will send the buyer the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.5 × 0.9 cm = 0.71” × 0.59” × 0.35”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Serandite on Aegirine
 

TQR27AN5: Very sharp and complete crystal of Serandite, partially doubly terminated, with good luster and a very intense and uniform pink-red color, implanted in a crystal of Aegirine. A curious freak of Nature.
We will ship the specimen, from one of the great classic localities for this rare inosilicate, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.39” × 0.20”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble

€230 / US$272 / ¥29900 / AUD$367

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

Recorded under LED light
 

EAM90AN5: Group of Serandite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, with parallel growths, good luster and an intense salmon-pink color, on matrix. They are accompanied by acicular crystals of Aegirine and white prismatic crystals of Natrolite.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.73” × 1.65” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.3 cm = 1.30” × 0.91”




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Serandite with Aegirine and Albite
 

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

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




Serandite with Aegirine and Albite. Serandite with Aegirine and Albite.
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Rhodochrosite after Serandite with Analcime and Aegirine
Rhodochrosite after Serandite with Analcime and Aegirine. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite after Serandite with Analcime and Aegirine. Rear
Rear
Rhodochrosite after Serandite with Analcime and Aegirine. Top
Top
 

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 = 2.28” × 1.38” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 0.6 cm = 2.05” × 0.24”




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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 = 1.38” × 1.10” × 0.63”

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




Rhodochrosite. Front
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Rhodochrosite. Rear
Rear
Rhodochrosite. Side
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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 = 1.81” × 1.30” × 1.69”

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

Type locality



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Gypsum
 

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

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

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

Very fluorescent and phosphorescent



Gypsum. Front
Front
Gypsum. Rear
Rear
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Pyrite
Pyrite. Pyrite.
 

TQ47AL5: Complex floater crystal, very rich in well-defined crystal forms that are rare in Pyrite. From a well-known but poorly known locality.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Nanisivik Mine, Nanisivik, Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory  Canada

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.9 × 1.5 cm = 0.83” × 0.75” × 0.59”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Pyrolusite
 

MD14AN0: Floater spheroidal growth of Pyrolusite crystals with sharp crystal forms and short prismatic habit, with good luster and a small Calcite crystal at the base.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Caland Pit, Steep Rock Lake area, Atikokan, Rainy River District, Ontario  Canada

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.4 × 2.5 cm = 0.98” × 0.94” × 0.98”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Pyrolusite. Pyrolusite.
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Sphalerite with Pyrite
Sphalerite with Pyrite. Sphalerite with Pyrite.
 

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

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

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


minID: VT0-EN0



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Quartz (variety smoky)
 

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

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

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




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

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 = 0.94” × 0.87” × 0.79”

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




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Quartz (japan law twin)
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Quartz (japan law twin)
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Jeffrey Mine

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

Vesuvianite
 

TJJ64AN3: Vesuvianite crystal with very sharp crystal forms and perfect terminations, translucent, and with a very marked color zoning, yellow on the outside of the crystal and intense violet on the inside.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.43” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Vesuvianite. Front
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Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite. Vesuvianite.
 

TY86AL8: Very aesthetic aggregate of prismatic Vesuvianite crystals with excellent terminations, transparent, with great luster and an intense greenish yellow color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.4 × 2 cm = 0.98” × 0.94” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.7 cm = 0.43” × 0.28”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Vesuvianite
 

TH76AL6: Elongated Vesuvianite crystal, with parallel growth of a second crystal, with very well defined faces and edges of the prism and excellent termination at the top. Between translucent and transparent, very lustrous and deep yellow.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection which also contains the label.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.9 × 1 × 0.9 cm = 1.14” × 0.39” × 0.35”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Vesuvianite. Vesuvianite.
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Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite. Front
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Vesuvianite. Rear
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Vesuvianite. Side
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TA14AN2: Doubly terminated crystal of Vesuvianite with uneven growths on both terminations, one of them with a smooth and shiny pinacoidal face and the opposite irregular and matte at the ends.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 3.4 × 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 1.34” × 0.28” × 0.28”




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Vesuvianite
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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

Recorded under LED light
 

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 = 2.05” × 1.81” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.20”




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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 = 2.99” × 2.28” × 2.13”

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

Diopside intense fluorescence short & long UV



Vesuvianite with Diopside. Front
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Vesuvianite with Diopside.
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Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite. 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 = 1.97” × 1.73” × 0.91”

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




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Grossular (variety hessonite) with Pectolite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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Yukon Territory

Lazulite
 

MC96AN0: Twinned floater crystal of Lazulite, very rich in forms, with bright luster and a very deep color and a very large size for the species.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 0.83” × 0.67” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Lazulite. Front
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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 = 2.05” × 1.57” × 1.34”

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




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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 = 2.05” × 1.73” × 0.87”

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




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 = 2.68” × 2.40” × 0.87”

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




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Lazulite with Quartz
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Pedro Goy



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

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

Specimen size: 8 × 5.3 × 3.3 cm = 3.15” × 2.09” × 1.30”

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




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Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz
 

MB47AL5: Druse of very well defined Lazulite crystals, twinned, of intense color and luster, on matrix, with translucent rhombohedral Siderite crystals and small water-clear Quartz crystals. Especially beautiful due to the slight separation of the crystals that allows us to see the matrix and the Quartz and Siderite crystals on which the Lazulite grew.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 4.3 × 3.1 cm = 3.19” × 1.69” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”




Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz. Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz.
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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 = 3.19” × 2.20” × 1.77”

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




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Wardite with Childrenite
 

MA14AM2: Very sharp dipyramidal Wardite crystal, of considerable size for the species, with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, with a very pale green color and with brown inclusions of Childrenite.
Stoneman Mountain, Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 0.94” × 0.71” × 0.67”

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




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

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

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

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




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Wardite with Childrenite
 

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

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

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




Wardite with Childrenite. Wardite with Childrenite.
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Augelite with Siderite
Augelite with Siderite.
 

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

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

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




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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 = 1.34” × 1.14” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1 cm = 0.87” × 0.39”




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

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

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

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




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Whiteite-(CaFeMg) with Lazulite and Quartz
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

Type locality



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Kulanite with Siderite
 

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

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

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

Type locality



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

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

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

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


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