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Waidler Collection

Friday, 16 June 2017 08:00 AM

Introducing the "Waidler Collection" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including diaphorite, pyrite, rosasite, and smithsonite and more from places like Keyser mine, Morey dist., Nye Co., Nevada, United States, Morenci mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, United States, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico, and Santa Anita, Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Diaphorite

with Rhodochrosite - #47038
Locality
Keyser mine, Morey dist., Nye Co., Nevada, United States 
Formula
Ag3Pb2Sb3S8 
Availability
Available
Price
$75.00
Size
6 x 4 x 2 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
sulfide , silver  

This is an old-timer with an old Minerls Unlimited tag. The Diaphorite is scattered as brilliant silvery crystal grains throughout the matrix with pink Rhodochrosite and minor Pyrargyrite seen as red grains.


Diaphorite

Formula
Ag3Pb2Sb3S8 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Granular, Striated 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
gray, steel gray 
Streak
steel gray 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2.5 
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection

Pyrite

with Chalcocite - #RW47047
Locality
Morenci mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
FeS2 
Availability
Available
Price
$45.00
Size
3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
sulfide  

A partial octahedral crystal showing four faces with a coating of Chalcocite.


Pyrite

Formula
FeS2 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Striated, Druse, Stalactitic 
Cleavage
Poor, Poor, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
pale brass yellow 
Streak
greenish black 
Class
Isometric - Diploidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
6.5 
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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Rosasite

#RW47041
Locality
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico 
Formula
CuZnCO3(OH)2 
Availability
Available
Price
$75.00
Size
10 x 8 x 3.5 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate , copper  

Bluish green fuzz balls of Rosasite on Hemimorphite.


Rosasite

Formula
CuZnCO3(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Spherical, Mammillary, Encrustations 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Silky 
Color
blue green, light blue, sky blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Splintery 
Hardness
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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Smithsonite

#RW47060
Locality
Santa Anita, Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico 
Formula
ZnCO3 
Availability
Available
Price
$55.00
Size
7 x 5 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

Light lilac Smithsonite with a botryoidal surface and green/lilac banding on the cross-section.


Smithsonite

Formula
ZnCO3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Botryoidal, Reniform, Earthy 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
grayish white, dark gray, green, blue, yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
4.5 
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection

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