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Mixed Minerals

Sunday, 08 September 2019 08:00 AM

Introducing the "Mixed Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including axinite, minyulite, silver, and vesuvianite and more from places like Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, United States, Lucin Hill, Box Elder Co., Utah, United States, Creede, Mineral Co., Colorado, United States, Schneeberg dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Glen Lake mine, Cobalt dist., Ontario, Canada, and Sierra de Cruces, Coahuila, Mexico.

Axinite

#FD22009
Locality
Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, United States 
Formula
Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH) 
Availability
Available
Price
$25.00
Size
2.5 x 2 x 2 cm - Thumbnail 

Yellow-orange thin tabular crystals to 1mm with minor pink Hancockite(?).


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Minyulite

#BN45344
Locality
Lucin Hill, Box Elder Co., Utah, United States 
Formula
KAl2(PO4)2F·4H2
Availability
Sold
Size
9.5 x 8 x 5 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate  

This locality has produced the finest and largest Minyulite in the world. This specimen, of cabinet size, has good coverage and a few large white sprays to over 8mm across.  Associated with colorless Wavelite.


Minyulite

Formula
KAl2(PO4)2F·4H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Acicular to prismatic crystals in radial goups. 
Cleavage
Perfect 
Luster
Silky 
Color
Mostly colorless, can also be green, white, light green 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5 
Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection
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Silver

#RW48180
Locality
Creede, Mineral Co., Colorado, United States 
Formula
Ag 
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 2.5 x 3 cm - Miniature 

Fine wire Silver with curls over 1cm.  This entire piece is all Silver wire.


Silver

Formula
Ag 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Arborescent, Dendritic, Massive 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
silver white, gray white, gray 
Streak
silver white 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Hackly 
Hardness
2.5-3 
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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Silver

in Baryte - #RW47273
Locality
Schneeberg dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany 
Formula
Ag 
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 3 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
native element  

A tarnished steel wool-like vein of wire Silver from .05-1.5cm thick in Baryte matrix.  This specimen is undoubtedly an antique and carries an old Scott Williams label and a Cureton Mineral Co. label.


Silver

Formula
Ag 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Arborescent, Dendritic, Massive 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
silver white, gray white, gray 
Streak
silver white 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Hackly 
Hardness
2.5-3 
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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Silver

#RW47821
Locality
Glen Lake mine, Cobalt dist., Ontario, Canada 
Formula
Ag 
Availability
Sold
Size
8.5 x 5 x 6 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
native element  

Very nice sheet Silver 4cm across exposed out of matrix.  This speciman is from the Glen Lake mine in the Cobalt district which has produced over three million ounces of Wilver to date.  Minor Arsenopyrite.  This specimen carries a Dr. David K. Joyce label.


Silver

Formula
Ag 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Arborescent, Dendritic, Massive 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
silver white, gray white, gray 
Streak
silver white 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Hackly 
Hardness
2.5-3 
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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Vesuvianite

#BM41907
Locality
Sierra de Cruces, Coahuila, Mexico 
Formula
(Ca,Na)19(Al,Mg,Fe)13(SiO4)10(Si2O7)4(OH,F,O)10 
Availability
Available
Price
$45.00
Size
6 x 7 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 

Three large Vesuviante crystals to 1.5cm with good luster etched out of Calcite matrix.  There are several other minor Vesuviate crystals all about matrix.


Vesuvianite

Formula
(Ca,Na)19(Al,Mg,Fe)13(SiO4)10(Si2O7)4(OH,F,O)10 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Columnar, Granular 
Cleavage
Indistinct, Indistinct, Indistinct 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
blue, brown, green, yellow, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Tetragonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Sub Conchoidal 
Hardness
6.5 
Collection
Bill McConlogue Collection

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