Dragon Minerals - New Arrivals Page 13

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20980:
Sulfur
Cozzo Disi Mine, Casteltermini, Agrigento Province (Girgenti Province), Sicily, Italy
Cabinet - 6.3 x 5.0 x 3.7 cm (2.5 x 2.0 x 1.5 inches)
ex Ed and Carol Headley collection
Specimen status: Sold

A pristine, 1.7 cm, translucent sulfur crystal sits on a bed of tiny white calcite crystals, cradled in a cleft in matrix. The calcite displays bright pink fluorescence under longwave UV, but mild white fluorescence under shortwave UV. Displays nicely as shown without needing a stand.







21086:
Microcline (Manebach twin)
Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
Miniature - 3.2 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm (1.3 x 1.0 x 0.7 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

A small but sharp and lustrous microcline manebach twin (?) .  Looks a bit like porcelain. The smaller sidecar crystal is not twinned. Pinkish fluorescence under shortwave UV. No damage.







21173:
Rosasite - $14
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
Miniature - 5.3 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm (2.1 x 1.3 x 1.0 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A limonite gossan matrix hosts numerous deep blue-green balls and bluer sprays of rosasite crystals. The blue rosasites in the main cavity as quite pleasant under the hand lens or camera lens. No damage.







21253:
Calcite
Charcas, Mun. de Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Cabinet - 9.6 x 6.7 x 3.0 cm (3.8 x 2.6 x 1.2 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

A flattish matrix plate is covered on the display face with opaque, pinkish calcite crystals. The calcites are mostly coated with a second generation of tiny, colorless calcite crystals, lending a sparkle to the specimen. Exhibits a creamy-white fluorescence under longwave UV. No damage.




21347:
Orthoclase - Carlsbad twin - $60
West Maroon Pass area, Pitkin County, Colorado
Small cabinet - 6.6 x 3.8 x 1.7 cm (2.6 x 1.5 x 0.7 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A sharp, textbook-perfect Carlsbad twinned orthoclase, from a Colorado locality noted for perfect orthoclase crystals, where they are easily collected from a weathered porphyritic granodiorite dike. No damage.







21349:
Barite - $46
Pack Rat Mine, Pryor Mountains, Carbon County, Montana
Small cabinet - 8.4 x 5.7 x 4.7 cm (3.3 x 2.2 x 1.9 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A cluster of transparent to opaque, flat and tabular barite crystals on matrix. The longest distinct crystal is about 2.7 cm long. A few crystal edges are incomplete. Displays well. From a classic Montana barite locality. Some longwave fluorescence is noted.







21382:
Manganoan Calcite, Franklinite, and Willemite - $14
Sterling Mine, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey
Small cabinet - 8.9 x 7.0 x 3.2 cm (3.5 x 2.8 x 1.3 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

An opaque cleavage chunk of pink manganoan calcite hosts numerous light brown willemite blebs, as well scattered franklinite crystals to about 2 mm (some complete some not). As is typical for Franklin District material, the willemite displays bright neon-green fluorescence under shortwave UV (last picture).







21397:
Wavellite - $14
Mauldin Mountain Quarries, Mauldin Mountain, Montgomery County, Arkansas
Small cabinet - 6.7 x 4.2 x 1.6 cm (2.6 x 1.7 x 0.6 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

Matte to sparkly, opaque and botryoidal wavellite mounds, with some attached matrix. Very typical for the species and locality. No damage.







21460:
Galena and Sphalerite - $14
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Miniature - 5.4 x 4.9 x 2.5 cm (2.0 x 1.9 x 1.o inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

This specimen consists mostly of crystalline galena, with morphology ranging from simple cubes to cubes with octahedral corner modifications to 'melted' crystals. Black sphalerite around the base. Sits nicely for display as shown without needing a stand. No damage.







21461:
Galena - $8
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Miniature - 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm (1.6 x 1.6 x 1.0 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

This specimen is nearly 100% galena, and features a band of 'melted' morphology through the center. Mostly cleaved around the edges. Minor quartz, sphalerite, and chalcopyrite also noted.




21464:
Galena - $16
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Miniature - 5.9 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm (2.3 x 1.6 x 0.9 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

Your basic cubic galena specimen, with interesting stepped and pitted growth features. The surface luster and color are even across the entire specimen, suggesting that this is a floater (more likely) or a cleavage surface became indistinguishable from a natural face (less likely). Several display angles not needing a stand are possible. No damage.







21469:
Sphalerite and Quartz - $8
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Miniature - 4.1 x 2.9 x 2.4 cm (1.6 x 1.1 x 0.9 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A cluster of black, sharply-crystallized sphalerite crystals decorated with scattered, small quartz crystals. Minor chalcopyrite also noted. Displays as shown without needing a stand. No display face damage.






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