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28874:
Cerussite - $24
Okatumba, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Miniature - 3.6 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm (1.4 x 0.8 x 0.7 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A complex cluster of translucent to opaque, gray cerussite, dominated by a sharp V-twin. The luster ranges from glassy to waxy/greasy. Other than where removed from matrix (along one edge) no damage.







28875:
Rutile
Kinyanfumbe, Eastern Province, Zambia
Miniature - 4.0 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm (1.6 x 1.2 x 1.1 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

Highly lustrous, striated and opaque, deep red to black rutile crystals to about 6 mm on a iron oxide-stained matrix. A few twins are noted. Some crystals are incomplete.







28876:
England/Ireland/Northern Ireland/Scotland Thumbnail Collection - 29 Specimens - $100
England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A group of 29 specimens, various species and localities, all mounted in European-style thumbnail boxes. The collection includes eighteen different identified species from twenty-one different localities, with six duplicate specimens. The boxes measure 4.1 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm each. Most are macroscopic specimens but a few might be considered micromounts. Click here for a complete list of species and localities (pdf document). Priced at less than four dollars per specimen!







28877:
Vanadinite - $6
Mibladen Mining District, Midelt Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Miniature - 5.6 x 3.7 x 2.8 cm (2.2 x 1.5 x 1.1 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

Red to butterscotch to brown, sparkling, translucent to opaque vanadinite crystals on several faces of the matrix. Individual crystals reach 3 mm. A few incomplete crystals -- insignificant at this price -- are noted.







28878:
Vanadinite - $100
ACF Mine, Mibladen Mining District, Midelt Province, Dra-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Small cabinet - 9.0 x 4.4 x 3.0 cm (3.5 x 1.7 x 1.2 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A very fine cluster of sharply-formed, red-brown, translucent to opaque vanadinite crystals. (The actual color is a bit darker than the photos on my computer suggest.) Individual crystals reach 1.0 cm. One display face incomplete crystal is noted, along with scattered, minor chips, but overall in quite good condition. Displays nicely, with or without a stand.







28879:

Kttigite/Parasymplesite, Gypsum, and Legrandite (?)

Ojuela Mine, Mapim, Mun. de Mapim, Durango, Mexico
Cabinet - 8.1 x 6.3 x 4.0 cm (3.2 x 2.5 x 1.6 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

A cleft in a typical Ojuela Mine limonite/gossan matrix hosts a 1.1 cm, greenish-gray kttigite/parasymplesite cluster having a submetallic luster. (Kttigite and parasymplesite are two arsenate species that cannot be distinguished by visual inspection.) Scattered about we can also find some gypsum crystals as well as tiny, yellow to brown elongated crystals which are probably legrandite (based on visual inspection; these crystals do not fluorescence under either longwave or shortwave UV). An interesting association specimen. Could be trimmed to a nice kttigite/parasymplesite thumbnail specimen if the gypsum and legrandite are of no interest to you.




28929:
Quartz (variety Amethyst) and Calcite
Hacienda del Gil, Asientos, Zacatecas, Mexico
Miniature - 5.9 x 4.9 x 3.0 cm (2.3 x 1.9 x 1.2 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

New find! Small, colorless, and mostly transparent calcite crystals to about 2 mm nearly cover a knob of light purple amethyst crystals. The obverse side of the specimen suggests that colorless, massive quartz was first deposited onto a knob of dark matrix. The quartz transitioned into amethyst and back to colorless quartz, and the crystals became more distinct. Growth ended with deposition of the calcite sprays. The calcite exhibits modest red fluorescence under both longwave and shortwave UV. Looks a bit like ice on a tree after a storm. No damage.







28944:
Quartz (variety Amethyst) and Calcite
Hacienda del Gil, Asientos, Zacatecas, Mexico
Cabinet - 7.0 x 5.6 x 1.6 cm (2.8 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

New find! This specimen is a flat plate of amethyst crystals which individually reach about 9 mm. A cluster of colorless and transparent, mostly doubly terminated calcite scalenohedra decorate the terminations at the center of the specimen. These calcites display a weak reddish fluorescence under both longwave and shortwave UV. No damage.





28946:
Quartz (variety Amethyst) and Calcite
Hacienda del Gil, Asientos, Zacatecas, Mexico
Miniature - 4.4 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm (1.7 x 1.2 x 0.7 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

New find! Colorless, mostly transparent calcite scalenohedra to 9 mm on a bed of amethyst. The calcites display modest red fluorescence under both longwave and shortwave UV. A few, minor calcite termination cleaves but no significant damage.







28947:
Quartz (variety Amethyst) and Calcite
Hacienda del Gil, Asientos, Zacatecas, Mexico
Miniature - 5.0 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm (2.0 x 1.1 x 0.9 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

New find! Colorless, mostly transparent, calcite scalenohedra to 10 mm rest on a bed of purple amethyst. The calcites display modest red fluorescence under both longwave and shortwave UV. A few, minor calcite termination cleaves but no significant damage.




28979:
Quartz (variety Amethyst) and Calcite
Hacienda del Gil, Asientos, Zacatecas, Mexico
Cabinet - 7.7 x 6.6 x 4.0 cm (3.0 x 2.6 x 1.6 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

New find! A knob of pale amethyst crystals are frosted with tiny, colorless calcite scalenohedra, much like ice on a bush after a spring snowstorm. Individual amethyst crystals reach about 1.7 cm. The calcite displays modest red fluorescence under both longwave and shortwave UV. On the observe we can see that growth began as massive, colorless quartz, then a band of amethyst was deposited, and finally a layer of much lighter amethyst with distinct crystals. No damage. Sits nicely for display as seen in the first picture without needing a stand.





28980
Quartz (variety Amethyst)
Hacienda del Gil, Asientos, Zacatecas, Mexico
Cabinet - 8.8 x 6.2 x 3.1 cm (3.5 x 2.4 x 1.2 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

New find! A carpet of light lavender amethyst points covers a knob of dark, sulfide-rich matrix. Individual points reach about 5 mm. On the base we can see that growth began as massive, colorless quartz before the amethyst layer. Sits as shown in the first photo without needing a stand. No damage to the main display face; a few incomplete crystals on the reverse face.



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