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Mixed Minerals

Friday, 28 June 2019 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Mixed Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including metazeunerite, monazite-(ce), pavonite, rusakovite, santabarbaraite, and scholzite and more from places like Snowball Claim, near Hawthorne, Mineral Co., Nevada United States, Trolvis Quarry, Longdowns, Stithians, Cornwall, England, Pirquitas Ag-Sn Deposit, Rinconada Dept., Jujuy, Argentina, Balasauskandyk V Deposit, S. Kazakhstan, Russia, Santa Barbara mine, Valdarno, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, and Foote mine, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, United States.

Metazeunerite

#50980
Locality
Snowball Claim, near Hawthorne, Mineral Co., Nevada United States 
Formula
Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2·8H2
Availability
Sold
Size
6.5 x 6 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
arsenate  

This is probably an unknown locality. Pastel plates to 1mm on all sides.


Metazeunerite

Formula
Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2·8H2
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
green, grass green, emerald green 
Streak
greenish white 
Class
Tetragonal - Dipyramidal 
Hardness
2-2.5 

Monazite-(Ce)

on tourmaline with apatite - #50259
Locality
Trolvis Quarry, Longdowns, Stithians, Cornwall, England 
Formula
CePO4 
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
phosphate , rare earth mineral  

Tiny 1mm and less rosettes of tan Monazite crystals on tourmaline.


Monazite-(Ce)

Formula
CePO4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Fine, Twinning Common 
Cleavage
Distinct, Indistinct, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
brown, colorless, greenish, gray white, yellow 
Streak
grayish white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
5-5.5 

Pavonite

with tellurian Canfieldite - #50383
Locality
Pirquitas Ag-Sn Deposit, Rinconada Dept., Jujuy, Argentina 
Formula
AgBi3S5 
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
sulfide , silver  
Special Info
Microprobed 

Slender, bladed crystals of silvery Pavonite with granular grey, metallic Canfieldite. Excellent specimen from the Dr. Warner Paar collection. Sawed on two sides for microprobe work.


Pavonite

Formula
AgBi3S5 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Bladed 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
lead gray, tin white 
Streak
lead gray 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
Special Info
Microprobed
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Rusakovite - BN50993
Rusakovite - BN50993

Rusakovite

#BN50993
Locality
Balasauskandyk V Deposit, S. Kazakhstan, Russia 
Formula
(Fe,Al)5(VO4)2(OH)9·3H2
Availability
Sold
Size
2.5 x 1.3 x 1.4 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
vanadium  

Bright orange earthy coatings. Rare.


Rusakovite

Formula
(Fe,Al)5(VO4)2(OH)9·3H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Reniform, Encrustations 
Luster
Earthy (Dull) 
Color
yellow orange, reddish yellow 
Streak
ochraceous 
Class
Monoclinic 
Hardness
1.5-2 
Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
SOLD
Santabarbaraite - 50660
Santabarbaraite - 50660

Santabarbaraite

#50660
Locality
Santa Barbara mine, Valdarno, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy 
Formula
Fe3+3(PO4)2(OH)3·5H2
Availability
Sold
Size
2 x 1.5 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
phosphate  
Special Info
Type Locality 

Rusty orange crude micro crystals less than 1mm.


Santabarbaraite

Formula
Fe3+3(PO4)2(OH)3·5H2
Crystal System
No Crystals 
Crystal Habit
Aggregates, Pseudomorphous 
Cleavage
Parting, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
light brown, brown 
Streak
amber 
Class
Amorphous - No Crystals 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

Scholzite

#50975
Locality
Foote mine, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, United States 
Formula
CaZn2(PO4)2·2H2
Availability
Available
Price
$35.00
Size
6.5 x 4 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  

A 3mm vug with two clusters of white, stubby micro Scholzite associated with Spodumene.


Scholzite

Formula
CaZn2(PO4)2·2H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Cleavage
Parting, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, gray white, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
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