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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 arsenopyrite, brochantite, calcite, diaphorite, galena, and glaucodot and more from places like San Genaro mine, Castrovirreyna, Huancavalica, Peru, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico, Elmo mine, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, United States, Keyser mine, Morey dist., Nye Co., Nevada, United States, Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia, and Standard Consolidated mine, Sumpter, Baker Co., Oregon.

Arsenopyrite

on Miargyrite - #RW47063
Locality
San Genaro mine, Castrovirreyna, Huancavalica, Peru 
Formula
FeAsS 
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 7 x 4 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
sulfide  

Tremendous Arsenopyrite crystals to over 1cm as thick prismatic crystals. The Arsenopyrite occurs on a matrix of granular Miargyrite. 


Arsenopyrite

Formula
FeAsS 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Striated, Euhedral Crystals, Prismatic 
Cleavage
one distinct 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
tin white, light steel gray 
Streak
black 
Geological Setting
Widespread. Most commonly found in medium to high temperature veins.  
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
5.5 to 6 
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection

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

Calcite

#RW47040
Locality
Elmo mine, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, United States 
Formula
CaCO3 
Availability
Available
Price
$250.00
Size
6.5 x 5 x 6 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

This specimen was personally collected by Robert Waidler in 1970. It is perfect, without damage, and with very thin iron oxide coating giving it a good orange color.  The locality was formerly operated by the New Jersey Zinc Company and is located NE of Cuba City, east on Hwy 80. Dumps may still be available to dig.


Calcite

Formula
CaCO3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Coarse, Stalactitic, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, white, pink, yellow, brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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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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Glaucodot - RW47064
Glaucodot - RW47064

Glaucodot

#RW47064
Locality
Standard Consolidated mine, Sumpter, Baker Co., Oregon,  
Formula
CoFeAs2S2 
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 7 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
sulfide  

Massive silvery chunk of ore. Standard Consolidated mine is one of the main and few occurences of Glaucodot in the USA. It is mentioned in Dana 7th edition as the only occurence in the USA.


Glaucodot

Formula
CoFeAs2S2 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
grayish tin white, reddish silver white 
Streak
black 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection

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