Dragon Minerals - New Arrivals Page 16

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23948:
Pyrite and Calcite - $8
Zacatecas, Mexico
Miniature - 5.7 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm (2.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

Bright and brassy pyrite crystals to about 7 mm wrap partway around the white, calcite-rich matrix. Some broken crystals present, but not an issue at this price. Probably from the El Cobre Mine. From a horde or Zacatecas material squirreled away by a would-be dealer since the 1970's.







23985:
Fluorapatite
Cerro de Mercado Mine, Cerro de los Remedios, Mun. de Durango, Durango, Mexico
Miniature - 4.8 x 4.6 x 3.1 cm (1.9 x 1.8 x 1.2 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

Several golden yellow, gemmy and glassy fluorapatite crystals sprout from matrix. The largest fluorapatite is 1.8 cm in length and terminated (numerous broken crystals are also present, as is typical for specimens from this old iron mine locality).







23991:
Fluorite and Calcite - $8
Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio
Miniature - 5.0 x 4.0 x 3.4 cm (2.0 x 2.0 x 1.3 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A mostly opaque cluster of deep root beer brown fluorite crystals, accented with small, colorless and gemmy, scalenohedral calcite crystals. Numerous fluorite crystal faces are present, although much of the surface contour was formed by contacting other now-absent crystals. Under both longwave and shortwave UV the specimen exhibits an interestingly-zoned, fairly brightly off-white fluorescence on the contacted faces and edges of the distinct fluorite cubes, but not on the center of these cube faces. (The fluorescence is brighter than the photos suggest.) Minor celestine also noted. Minor chipping and cleaves noted but insignificant in light of the color and fluorescence. Probably from the Stoneco White Rock Quarry.







24064:
Artinite - $14
New Idria District, San Benito County, California
Large cabinet - 12.3 x 10.1 x 3.6 cm (4.8 x 4.0 x 1.4 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A large matrix specimen, featuring a velvety crust of acicular artinite across the top, as if the specimen had a recent crew cut. Individual crystals reach at least 1 cm in length. A bit whiter (but not snow white) compared to the photos here.







24107:
Quartz and Albite (variety Cleavelandite)
Cryo-Genie Mine, Warner Springs District, San Diego County, California
Miniature - 5.9 x 5.7 x 2.7 cm (2.3 x 2.2 x 1.1 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

This specimen is dominated by a mostly translucent, slightly smoky quartz crystal having a two termination points. Accented with two little clusters of snow white, bladed albite (the variety called cleavelandite). A very typical southern California pegmatite association specimen. No damage.







24188:
Calcite, Chalcopyrite, and Quartz
Zacatecas, Mexico
Large cabinet - 11.1 x 8.2 x 5.2 cm (4.4 x 3.2 x 2.0 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

A massive quartz matrix hosts numerous chalcopyrite single crystals and clusters, with colors ranging from iridescent to sooty, and single crystals to about 8 mm. Also present are clusters of small, translucent calcites and colorless, mostly transparent quartz points. The calcite displays a faint pink fluorescence under shortwave UV. Minor pyrite also noted. No damage. From the 1970's horde of a would-be mineral dealer. Probably from the Cobre Mine.







25491:
Fluorite and Quartz pseudomorph after Dolomite
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang County, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Large cabinet - 10.7 x 7.3 x 3.7 cm (4.2 x 2.9 x 1.5 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

A white, opaque quartz matrix hosts numerous, nearly colorless and mostly transparent fluorite cubes, which reach 1.1 cm on the edges. The fluorites are accented by a carpet of quartz pseudomorphs of dolomite. Some fluorite chipping is noted.







25568:
Galena and Sphalerite - $24
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Large cabinet - 13.7 x 6.9 x 5.0 cm (5.4 x 2.7 x 2.0 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

The bulk of this specimen consist of intergrown, complex but lustrous, black sphalerite crystals reaching about 1.2 cm. Scattered among the sphalerite are a few matte gray galena crystals, some having a 'melted' morphology. The galena crystal clusters reach about 2.5 cm across. One galena cluster has trivial edgewear but no significant damage is noted. Sits as shown for display on its naturally flat base.






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