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Mixed Minerals

Friday, 30 December 2016 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Mixed Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including microcline, wardite, and zincolibethenite and more from places like Moat Mountain, Conway, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, United States, Lavra Da Ilha, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and Chuquicamata mine, El Loa Prov., Antofagasta, Chile.

Microcline

with smoky Quartz - #PD46064
Locality
Moat Mountain, Conway, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, United States 
Formula
KAlSi3O8 
Availability
Available
Price
$25.00
Size
2.5 x 2 x 1.7 cm - Thumbnail 

Light green crystals of Microcline to over 1cm with several smaller associated with smoky Quartz.


Microcline

Formula
KAlSi3O8 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Blocky, Crystalline - Coarse, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
bluish green, green, gray, grayish yellow, yellowish 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
Collection
Phillips Collection

Wardite

with Eosphorite on Quartz - #BN46065
Locality
Lavra Da Ilha, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil 
Formula
NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4·2H2
Availability
Available
Price
$275.00
Size
3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  

This may be the largest Wardite crystal I have ever seen. It is colorless, murky white with good form and 1.2cm across! The matrix is Quartz and it is associated with reddish brown Eosphorite. Ex. Victor Yount.


Wardite

Formula
NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4·2H2
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations, Radial, Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue green, colorless, white, light green 
Streak
white 
Class
Tetragonal - Trapezohedral 
Hardness
Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection
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Zincolibethenite

#BN46055
Locality
Chuquicamata mine, El Loa Prov., Antofagasta, Chile 
Formula
CuZnPO4OH 
Availability
Available
Price
$50.00
Size
3.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
phosphate , copper  
Special Info
EDS Confirmed 

Green bladed crystals. Sparse on matrix but tested - EDS. I don't have the results buit the copper arrow, indicates it was tested. Excalibur label.


Zincolibethenite

Formula
CuZnPO4OH 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Radial, Spherical 
Cleavage
Distinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
bright green 
Streak
pale green 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Hardness
3.5 
Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection
Special Info
EDS Confirmed

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