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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 brochantite, diaphorite, galena, malachite, pyrite, and rosasite and more from places like Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico, Keyser mine, Morey dist., Nye Co., Nevada, United States, Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia, Lavender pit, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, United States, Morenci mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, United States, and Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.

Brochantite

#RW47034
Locality
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico 
Formula
Cu4SO4(OH)6 
Availability
Available
Price
$150.00
Size
5 x 6 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
copper  

Thick prismatic deep green crystals of Brochantite to over 1cm. This locality has some of the largest Brochantite in the world. It is usually in the millimetric size at most other localities. Not a lot of this material came out. Recall that this mine was made famous of the fabulous Azurites 4 or 5 years ago.


Brochantite

Formula
Cu4SO4(OH)6 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Acicular, Prismatic, Druse 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
green, emerald green, black 
Streak
pale green 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection

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

Galena

with Mimetite - #RW47067
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
PbS 
Availability
Available
Price
$85.00
Size
10 x 4.5 x 4 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
sulfide  

Etched or decayed Galena crystals with secondary crystallization of honey colored Mimetite to 1mm and coatings of micro Cerussite.


Galena

Formula
PbS 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Massive - Granular, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
light lead gray, dark lead gray 
Streak
grayish black 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2.5 
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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Malachite

#RW47037
Locality
Lavender pit, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
Cu2CO3(OH)2 
Availability
Available
Price
$95.00
Size
7 x 6 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate , copper  

Concentrically zoned or banded Malachite with beautiful deep green color. 


Malachite

Formula
Cu2CO3(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Botryoidal, Stalactitic, Massive - Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, Fair, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Silky 
Color
green, dark green, blackish green 
Streak
light green 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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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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