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Mixed Minerals

Friday, 06 March 2020 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Mixed Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including calomel, chalcopyrite, chloroxiphite, coloradoite, cuprite, and galena and more from places like Moschellandsberg, Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds Co., Missouri, United States, Torr Works quarry, Cranmore, Somerset, England, Bessie G mine, La Plata Co., Colorado, United States, Ray mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, United States, and Fall Hill Quarry, Ashover, Derbyshire, England.

Calomel

with Cinnabar - #BC52553
Locality
Moschellandsberg, Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany 
Formula
HgCl 
Availability
Sold
Size
7.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 

An old time specimen from the Barbara Cureton collection. Calomel is all over the large vug as greasy, waxy looking yellow masses and is associated with red Cinnabar.


Calomel

Formula
HgCl 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Earthy 
Cleavage
Poor, Poor, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
white, yellowish gray, gray, yellowish white, brown 
Streak
pale yellowish white 
Class
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Sectile 
Hardness
1.5-2 
Collection
Barbara Cureton Collection
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Chalcopyrite

with Dolomite - #AH52565
Locality
Viburnum Trend, Reynolds Co., Missouri, United States 
Formula
Cu1+Fe3+S2 
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 6.5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
sulfide  

Golden Chalcopyrite crystals  from 1 to 5mm with minor Dolomite.


Chalcopyrite

Formula
Cu1+Fe3+S2 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Striated, Druse 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
brass yellow, honey yellow 
Streak
greenish black 
Class
Tetragonal - Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
3.5 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

Chloroxiphite

with Mendipite - #52372
Locality
Torr Works quarry, Cranmore, Somerset, England 
Formula
Pb3CuO2Cl2(OH)2 
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 3 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
copper  

An excellent specimen with two large embedded dark green blades of Chloroxiphite.  The matrix is pink Mendipite.


Chloroxiphite

Formula
Pb3CuO2Cl2(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
dull olive green, pistachio green 
Streak
light yellow green 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2.5 

Coloradoite

#AH52581
Locality
Bessie G mine, La Plata Co., Colorado, United States 
Formula
HgTe 
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 2.5 x 2 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
tellurium  

Silvery crystal grains throughout specimen.


Coloradoite

Formula
HgTe 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Granular 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
grayish black, black 
Streak
black 
Class
Isometric - Hextetrahedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
2.5 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
SOLD
Cuprite - AH52580
Cuprite - AH52580

Cuprite

var. chalcotrichite - #AH52580
Locality
Ray mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
Cu1+2
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 2 x 2 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
copper  

Bright cherry red acicular cystals.


Cuprite

Formula
Cu1+2
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Capillary 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
brown red, purple red, red, black 
Streak
brownish red 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Galena

with Fluorite & Quartz - #52472
Locality
Fall Hill Quarry, Ashover, Derbyshire, England 
Formula
PbS 
Availability
Available
Price
$50.00
Size
9 x 6 x 5.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
sulfide  

A vein of Galena. The specimen demonstrates classic vein filling of Quartz and a metal crystallizing from outer to the inward direction.


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 
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