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Mixed Minerals

Sunday, 28 June 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 aurichalcite, azurite, bismuth, carnotite, cerussite, and elbaite and more from places like Kelly mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, United States, Cap Garonne mine, Le Pradet, Var, France, Schneeberg dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Andrew's quarry, McKinley Co., New Mexico, United States, Wanlock Dod, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, and Mount Mica quarry, Paris, Oxford Co., Maine, United States.

Aurichalcite

#AH53586
Locality
Kelly mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, United States 
Formula
Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6 
Availability
Available
Price
$60.00
Size
9 x 8 x 6 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

Not too shaby of a specimen of Aurichalcite from this mine famous for it's blue Smithsonite. 


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

Azurite

with Olivenite - #AH53567
Locality
Cap Garonne mine, Le Pradet, Var, France 
Formula
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 
Availability
Available
Price
$35.00
Size
5.5 x 5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate , copper  

Tiny 1mm or less blue rosettes of Azurite with green acicular crystals of Olivenite.


Azurite

Formula
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Prismatic, Stalactitic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Fair, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
azure blue, blue, light blue, dark blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Bismuth

with Safflorite - #BC52641
Locality
Schneeberg dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany 
Formula
Bi 
Availability
Available
Price
$225.00
Size
6.5 x 5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
native element  

Brassy colored Bismuth crystals to 19mm embedded in dull, silvery Safflorite matrix.


Bismuth

Formula
Bi 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Platy, Lamellar, Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
silver white, pinkish white, red 
Streak
silver white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
2-2.5 
Collection
Barbara Cureton Collection
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Carnotite

#AH53618
Locality
Andrew's quarry, McKinley Co., New Mexico, United States 
Formula
K2(UO2)2(VO4)2·3H2
Availability
Available
Price
$30.00
Size
3 x 3 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
vanadium  

Opaque yellow, tiny tabular crystals of carnotite on silty limestone matrix.


Carnotite

Formula
K2(UO2)2(VO4)2·3H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Earthy, Encrustations, Platy 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Pearly 
Color
yellow, golden yellow, greenish yellow 
Streak
light yellow 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

Cerussite

#BC52643
Locality
Wanlock Dod, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Scotland 
Formula
PbCO3 
Availability
Available
Price
$275.00
Size
11 x 6 x 5.5 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

A great old time specimen with white Cerussite crystals to 15mm in a large vug rimmed by yellow Pyromorphite(?). 


Cerussite

Formula
PbCO3 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Reticulate, Massive - Granular, Crystalline - Coarse 
Cleavage
Distinct, Distinct, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
colorless, white, gray, blue, green 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3-3.5 
Collection
Barbara Cureton Collection
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Elbaite

tourmaline - #AH53588
Locality
Mount Mica quarry, Paris, Oxford Co., Maine, United States 
Formula
Na(Al1.5Li1.5)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 
Availability
Available
Price
$50.00
Size
8 x 5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
pegmatite mineral  

Light to dark green prismatic crystals with some transparency and a prism length of 3 to 20mm. The largest crystal appears to be replaced at the center by fine grained Lepidolite.

Collected by Hampson in 1945.


Elbaite

Formula
Na(Al1.5Li1.5)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Striated, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue, colorless, green, yellow, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal 
Fracture
Sub Conchoidal 
Hardness
7.5 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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