Dragon Minerals - New Arrivals Page 21

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28981:
Quartz (variety Amethyst) and Calcite - $24
Hacienda del Gil, Asientos, Zacatecas, Mexico
Large cabinet - 10.1 x 5.7 x 3.7 cm (4.0 x 2.2 x 1.5 inches)
Specimen status: Reserved     Send email to order

New find! This specimen consists mostly of translucent amethyst points, many of which have a frosted termination. The color is darker than the first two pictures suggest, while the third is accurate. A generous sprinkling of colorless, mostly translucent calcite scalenohedra to about 1 cm provide accent. Sits nicely for display as shown in the first photo without needing a stand. No damage.




28995:
Quartz (variety Amethyst)
Hacienda del Gil, Asientos, Zacatecas, Mexico
Cabinet - 8.8 x 7.3 x 3.3 cm (3.5 x 2.9 x 1.3 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

New find! A plate of translucent amethyst points, many with distinct purple phantoms or zones at the termini. The actual color is a bit darker than the photos suggest. The largest amethyst point - pretty much right in the middle of the display face -- rises about 1.6 cm above the matrix. The obverse of the specimen suggests that colorless, opaque quartz was first deposited on knobs of a dark, pyrite-rich matrix, and then the quartz transitioned to light purple amethyst. No damage.







29142:
Pyrite - $40
Ambas Aguas, Muro de Aguas, La Rioja, Spain
Miniature - 5.5 x 4.2 x 4.0 cm (2.2 x 1.7 x 1.6 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A large, elongated, bright and brassy pyrite crystal. The cracks appear to be shallow and the crystal is in no danger of falling apart. Some edgewear noted but otherwise in good shape. Sits easily on any crystal face for display without needing a stand.







29143:
Quartz and Calcite - $14
Mexico
Cabinet - 8.3 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm (3.3 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A single, mostly opaque and milky quartz point, accompanied by a partial blanket of small, flat, and opaque calcite crystals, plus a few sidecar quartz crystals at the base. The main termination is pristine.







29187:
Calcite included with ? - $24
Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri
Cabinet - 9.7 x 7.0 x 6.0 cm (3.8 x 2.8 x 2.4 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A single calcite crystal with pristine termination, translucent at the termination but otherwise opaque due to an unidentified coating and inclusion. A narrow zone at the base has been naturally etched. Sits nicely for display as show without needing a stand due to cleaved base. No damage.







29188:
Almandine and Tourmaline - $22
Sly Rick Prospect, Cahuila District, Riverside County, California
Miniature - 4.2 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm (1.7 x 1.3 x 0.7 inches)
ex James Bowersox collection
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

Opaque (with some translucent edges), red-brown almandine garnets reaching 1.8 cm and black tourmaline crystals cemented within a fine-grained mica matrix. The almandines display interesting growth patterns. An uncommon southern California pegmatite locality.







29189:
Tourmaline and Albite - $10
Anita Mine, Cahuila District, Riverside County, California
Miniature - 5.2 x 4.9 x 3.2 cm (2.0 x 1.9 x 1.3 inches)
ex James Bowersox collection
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

Green to black tourmaline crystals, mostly incomplete, on a massive albite matrix. A locality specimen from an uncommon southern California pegmatite mine.




29190:
Lepidolite - $10
Cryo-Genie Mine, Warner Springs District, San Diego County, California
Miniature - 5.0 x 4.0 x 3.2 cm (2.0 x 1.6 x 1.3 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A small boulder of pearly, light lavender lepidolite. Although lepidolite has been recently discredited as a distinct mineral species, the name is still widely used to denote pink or lavender mica, especially among southern California collectors.



29191:
Celestine and Gypsum - $8
Pilar de Jaravia, Pulpí, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
Miniature - 5.5 x 4.2 x 3.4 cm (2.2 x 1.7 x 1.3 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

The specimen consists mainly of bundles and sprays of thin, nearly fibrous, celestine crystals, accented with a patch of colorless gypsum along one edge. The actual color is darker/dirtier than the photos show.




29192:
Libethenite
Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
Miniature - 5.6 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm (2.2 x 2.0 x 1.5 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

A cleft in matrix hosts several deep green, lustrous libethenite crystal clusters to 9 mm in size. No damage to these clusters. The specimens sits for display as shown without needing a stand.




29193:
Fluorite - $8
Melchor Múzquiz, Mun. de Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico
Miniature - 3.3 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm (1.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A deep purple, nearly opaque fluorite crystal, having some colorless regions on the back side. Some chipping is noted. Sits well for display as shown on its flat base.




29195:
Copper - $22
Phoenix Mine, Phoenix, Keweenaw County, Michigan
Miniature - 3.3 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm (1.3 x 1.0 x 0.9 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A nicely three-dimensional copper crystal cluster. Distinct individual crystals reach about 5 mm. Practice naming crystal shapes with this specimen. No damage.



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