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Sale Minerals

Sunday, 30 August 2020 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Sale Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including acanthite, aurichalcite, azurite, beryl, calcite, and cerussite and more from places like San Juan de Rayas mine, Guanajuato, Mexico, Kelly mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, United States, Cap Garonne mine, Le Pradet, Var, France, Wah Wah Mts, Beaver Co., Utah, United States, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, and Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.

Acanthite

#BN51678
Locality
San Juan de Rayas mine, Guanajuato, Mexico 
Formula
Ag2
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
sulfide , silver  

This Acanthite covers an area of 5x2cm on Quartz matrix. All of it is essentially mal-formed crystals - thay are elongated with many cubic faces.


Acanthite

Formula
Ag2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Blocky, Skeletal, Arborescent 
Cleavage
poor to none 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
lead gray, gray, iron black 
Streak
shining black 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Sectile 
Hardness
2-2.5 
Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
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Aurichalcite

#AH53586
Locality
Kelly mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, United States 
Formula
Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6 
Availability
Sold
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 Duftite - #AH53571
Locality
Cap Garonne mine, Le Pradet, Var, France 
Formula
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
carbonate , copper  

Lustrous flat crystal group of Azurite with green Duftite.


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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Beryl

(red) - #AH53917.1
Locality
Wah Wah Mts, Beaver Co., Utah, United States 
Formula
Be3Al2Si6O18 
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 2 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
beryllium  

Red hexagonal crystal to 9mm in white rhyolite matrix. Nice piece, very hard to obtain this stuff nowadays. The termination is partially exposed.


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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Calcite

on Quartz var. amethyst - #WR53518
Locality
Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico 
Formula
CaCO3 
Availability
Available
Price
$65.00
Reduced Price
$45.00
Size
9 x 6.5 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

3-5mm colorless, nail-head, Calcite crystals on soft, frosted amethyst crystals. 


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
Willard L. Roberts Collection
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Cerussite

#PD49045
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia 
Formula
PbCO3 
Availability
Available
Price
$35.00
Reduced Price
$15.00
Size
5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
carbonate  

A reticulated and twinned, kind of grungy specimen with a lot of secondary colors - but probably just Azurite and Malachite. Some Tennanite/Tetrahedrite also.


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
Don Phillips Collection
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