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Mixed Minerals

Friday, 14 April 2017 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Mixed Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including alcaparrosaite, anapaite, arsiccioite, arthurite, barysilite, and boggildite and more from places like Alcaparrosa mine, Cerritos Bayos, Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, Kertch, Crimea pen., Crimea Oblast', Ukraine, Monte Arsiccio mine, Stazzema, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Hingston Down quarry, Gunnislake, Cornwall, England, Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, United States, and Ivigtut pegmatite, Arsuk, Kitaa, Greenland.

Alcaparrosaite

with Coquimbite - #46680
Locality
Alcaparrosa mine, Cerritos Bayos, Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile 
Formula
K3Ti4+Fe3+(SO4)4O · 2H2
Availability
Available
Price
$55.00
Size
2 x 1.5 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Special Info
Type & Only Locality 

Yellow bladed crystals less than 1mm with purple Coquimbite. This is the type and only locality for Alcaparrosaite.


Special Info
Type & Only Locality
SOLD
Anapaite - BN46741
Anapaite - BN46741

Anapaite

with Baryte - #BN46741
Locality
Kertch, Crimea pen., Crimea Oblast', Ukraine 
Formula
Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2·4H2
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3 x 5 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
phosphate  

A most interesting specimen of a ball of brown Baryte to 1.5cm across nestled on greenish Anapaite.


Anapaite

Formula
Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2·4H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations, Tabular 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
white, green 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Hardness
3-4 
Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection
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Arsiccioite

with Protochabourneite - #46427
Locality
Monte Arsiccio mine, Stazzema, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy 
Formula
AgHg2TlAs2S6 
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
mercury , silver  
Special Info
XRD Confirmed 
Special Info
EDS Confirmed 
Special Info
Type & Only Locality 
Special Info
Author's Material 

Red crystal grains in Baryte matrix. Author's material. Arsiccioite is a one locality mineral and extremely rare.


Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed
Special Info
Type & Only Locality
Special Info
Author's Material

Arthurite

#BN46746
Locality
Hingston Down quarry, Gunnislake, Cornwall, England 
Formula
CuFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2·4H2
Availability
Available
Price
$35.00
Size
3 x 2 x 0.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
arsenate , copper  

Green compact acicular crystals in aggregate. Type Locality.


Arthurite

Formula
CuFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2·4H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Acicular, Spherical 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
apple green, emerald green 
Streak
light green 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
3-4 
Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection
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Barysilite

with Willemite - #PD46784
Locality
Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, United States 
Formula
Pb8Mn(Si2O7)3 
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm - Miniature 

Pearly light lavender platy Barysilite covering face of the specimen with light green Willemite (Fl). Excellent specimen.


Barysilite

Formula
Pb8Mn(Si2O7)3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Lamellar 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
white, gray 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Hardness
Collection
Phillips Collection
SOLD
Boggildite - 46747
Boggildite - 46747

Boggildite

#46747
Locality
Ivigtut pegmatite, Arsuk, Kitaa, Greenland 
Formula
Na2Sr2Al2(PO4)F9 
Availability
Sold
Size
Capsule 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  
Special Info
Type Locality 

A tiny flesh-pink crystal to about 3mm. A very rare strontium aluminoflouride-phosphate. I don't think there are no other Al-F phosphates. Though small, this is a good crystal. Type and only locality.


Boggildite

Formula
Na2Sr2Al2(PO4)F9 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Color
red 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
4-5 
Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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