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The Arnold Hampson Collection

Friday, 04 October 2019 07:00 PM

Introducing the "The Arnold Hampson Collection" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including aurichalcite, baryte, beryl, calaverite, calcite and more from places like Flux mine, Patagonia, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, United States, El Kwal, Mibladen, Khenifra Prov., Morocco, Gillette quarry, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, United States, Ajax mine, Cripple Creek dist., Teller Co., Colorado, United States, Treasure Falls, Wolf Creek Pass, San Juan Mts, Mineral Co., Colorado, United States, and Pachapaqui dist, Bolognesi prov., Ancash dept., Peru.

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Aurichalcite - AH51426
Aurichalcite - AH51426

Aurichalcite

#AH51426
Locality
Flux mine, Patagonia, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6 
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
carbonate  

Sweet specimen of Aurichalcite from the Flux mine, which is not generally seen on the market. The Flux mine is more well known for it's jackstraw Cerussite. Collected by Arnold Hampson in 1968.


Aurichalcite

Formula
Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Druse, Encrustations, Acicular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Pearly 
Color
pale green, sky blue, greenish blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

Baryte

#AH51391
Locality
El Kwal, Mibladen, Khenifra Prov., Morocco 
Formula
BaSO4 
Availability
Available
Price
$135.00
Size
8 x 6 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 

Peach colored slender blades of Baryte with cubes of Galena crusted of with tiny Cerussite crystals. An eye-catching piece.


Baryte

Formula
BaSO4 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Prismatic, Massive - Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Imperfect 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
white, yellowish white, grayish white, brownish white, dark brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3-3.5 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Beryl

#AH51405
Locality
Gillette quarry, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, United States 
Formula
Be3Al2Si6O18 
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
beryllium , pegmatite mineral  

A light pink euhedral crystal, terminated on both ends. Collected by Arnold Hampson in 1946. 


Beryl

Formula
Be3Al2Si6O18 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Coarse, Prismatic, Columnar 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
green, blue, yellow, colorless, pink 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
7.5-8 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Calaverite

with Pyrite & Fluorite - #AH51413
Locality
Ajax mine, Cripple Creek dist., Teller Co., Colorado, United States 
Formula
AuTe2 
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 4 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
tellurium , gold  

2-3mm striated thin to thicker tabular crystals of Calaverite with very good rich coverage associated with Fluorite. Very nice specimen.


Calaverite

Formula
AuTe2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Striated, Massive, Crystalline - Fine 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
yellow, yellowish white 
Streak
green 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
2.5 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

Calcite

var. iceland spar - #AH51407
Locality
Treasure Falls, Wolf Creek Pass, San Juan Mts, Mineral Co., Colorado, United States 
Formula
CaCO3 
Availability
Available
Price
$40.00
Size
5.5 x 4 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

Treasure Falls has more to offer besides Calcite. But this Calcite I thought was fun since it is double refrectory as seen by the doubled Hampson name.


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
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Calcite

(manganoan) with Tetrahedrite, Chalcopyrite, Pyrite & Quartz - #AH51390
Locality
Pachapaqui dist, Bolognesi prov., Ancash dept., Peru 
Formula
CaCO3 
Availability
Sold
Size
9.5 x 6 x 5 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

Soft pink crude rhombohedral crystals of manganoan Calcite associated with exceptional Tetrahedrite crystals to 1.4cm and pyritohedrons to 5mm. 


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
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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