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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 smithsonite, spencerite, terlinguacreekite, topaz, vanadinite and more from places like Berg Aukus, Grootfontein dist., Namibia, Hudson Bay mine, Salmo, British Columbia, Canada, Mariposa mine, Terlingua dist., Brewster Co., Texas, United States, Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsk, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia, Acif mine, Mibladen, Khenifra Prov., Morocco, and Touissit dist., Oujda-Angad prov., Oriental, Morocco.

Smithsonite

#RW47469
Locality
Berg Aukus, Grootfontein dist., Namibia 
Formula
ZnCO3 
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 5 x 2 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

Deep yellowish brown, pronounced, rhombic crystals to 1.3cm. This is an excellent, clean, damage free, showy specimen with an old Prosper Williams label.


Smithsonite

Formula
ZnCO3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Botryoidal, Reniform, Earthy 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
grayish white, dark gray, green, blue, yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
4.5 
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection

Spencerite

#BN53248
Locality
Hudson Bay mine, Salmo, British Columbia, Canada 
Formula
Zn4(PO4)2(OH)2·3H2
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
phosphate  
Special Info
Type Locality 

Platy crystals with nice pearly luster. Rare.


Spencerite

Formula
Zn4(PO4)2(OH)2·3H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Radial 
Cleavage
Perfect, Imperfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

Terlinguacreekite

#52562
Locality
Mariposa mine, Terlingua dist., Brewster Co., Texas, United States 
Formula
Hg2+3O2Cl2 
Availability
Sold
Size
2.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm - Thumbnail 
Special Info
Type Locality 
Special Info
Raman 

Yes, it is indeed a spectacular specimen of Terlinguacreekite. The individual crystals are less than 0.2mm but the groups occupy much of the Calcite matrix. The mineral was found only at two localities, the Mariposa is the type locality. This is an analyzed specimen.


Terlinguacreekite

Formula
Hg2+3O2Cl2 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
dark orange, reddish orange 
Streak
yellow 
Class
Orthorhombic 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
2-3 
Special Info
Type Locality
Special Info
Raman

Topaz

#WR53530
Locality
Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsk, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia 
Formula
Al2SiO4F2 
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 7 x 5 cm - Cabinet 

Cabinet specimen and an old-time classic with nine sizeable crystals, colorless and nicely striated to 2cm. Exceptional specimen for any Topaz collecter. 


Topaz

Formula
Al2SiO4F2 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Coarse, Prismatic, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, pale blue, yellow, yellowish brown, red 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
Collection
Willard L. Roberts Collection
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Vanadinite

#RW49129
Locality
Acif mine, Mibladen, Khenifra Prov., Morocco 
Formula
Pb5(VO4)3Cl 
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 9 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 

Cabinet specimen of rich red tabular, hexagonal Vanadinite crystals. One side is a little frosted over and dull while the flip side is amazingly lustrous and bright red. Priced to sell.


Vanadinite

Formula
Pb5(VO4)3Cl 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Globular, Prismatic, Nodular 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
brown, brownish yellow, brown red, colorless, yellow 
Streak
brownish yellow 
Class
Hexagonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection

Vanadinite

#WR53666
Locality
Touissit dist., Oujda-Angad prov., Oriental, Morocco 
Formula
Pb5(VO4)3Cl 
Availability
Available
Price
$275.00
Reduced Price
$175.00
Size
6 x 5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
vanadium  

HUGE crystals of creamy brown Vanadinite to 1.5cm with some 1cm terminations. Excellent specimen, very impressive!


Vanadinite

Formula
Pb5(VO4)3Cl 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Globular, Prismatic, Nodular 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
brown, brownish yellow, brown red, colorless, yellow 
Streak
brownish yellow 
Class
Hexagonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
Willard L. Roberts Collection

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