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Mixed Minerals

Sunday, 15 November 2020 07:00 PM

Introducing the "Mixed Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including kuksite, lazulite, miargyrite, microcline, microlite, and montgomeryite and more from places like Black Pine mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, United States, Champion mine, Mono Co., California, United States, Van Silver Claims, British Columbia, Canada, Ten-Percenter mine, Crystal Peak dist., Teller Co., Colorado, United States, Harding mine, Taos Co., New Mexico, United States, and Tip Top mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States.

Kuksite

with Gartrellite - #54553
Locality
Black Pine mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, United States 
Formula
Pb3Zn3Te6+O6(PO4)2 
Availability
Available
Price
$175.00
Size
4.5 x 2.5 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
phosphate , tellurium  

Tiny pearly white crystals of Kuksite less than 0.25mm scattered amongst Gartrellite and Quartz.


Kuksite

Formula
Pb3Zn3Te6+O6(PO4)2 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
gray 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
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Lazulite

#AH54524
Locality
Champion mine, Mono Co., California, United States 
Formula
MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 7 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate  

Massive blue Lazulite with Albite. Collected in 1945 by Hampson.


Lazulite

Formula
MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Pyramidal 
Cleavage
Indistinct, Indistinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue, blue green, light blue, black blue 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
5-6 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Miargyrite

#54548
Locality
Van Silver Claims, British Columbia, Canada 
Formula
AgSbS2 
Availability
Sold
Size
1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
sulfide , silver  

1mm and less silvery Miargyrite crystals.


Miargyrite

Formula
AgSbS2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Disseminated, Massive 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Sub Metallic 
Color
steel gray, lead gray, blackish red, reddish gray 
Streak
cherry red 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2-2.5 
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Microcline - AH54526
Microcline - AH54526

Microcline

var. amazonite - #AH54526
Locality
Ten-Percenter mine, Crystal Peak dist., Teller Co., Colorado, United States 
Formula
KAlSi3O8 
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
pegmatite mineral  

Rich green amazonite single crystal collected in 1986 by Don L. Smith.


Microcline

Formula
KAlSi3O8 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Blocky, Crystalline - Coarse, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
bluish green, green, gray, grayish yellow, yellowish 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

Microlite

with rose Muscovite - #AH54530
Locality
Harding mine, Taos Co., New Mexico, United States 
Formula
(Ca,Na)2Ta2(O,OH,F)7 
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 11 x 4.5 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
pegmatite mineral  

Incredibly rich purplish rose Muscovite with tiny brown crystals of Microlite. Collected in 1961 by Hampson.


Microlite

Formula
(Na,Ca)2Ta2O6(O,OH,F) 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Disseminated, Pseudo Octohedral 
Cleavage
Indistinct, Indistinct, Indistinct 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
yellowish brown, reddish brown, greenish brown, green, gray 
Streak
light yellow 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Sub Conchoidal 
Hardness
5-5.5 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Montgomeryite

#54559
Locality
Tip Top mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States 
Formula
Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4·12H2
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 8 x 4 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  

Light red bladed crystals of Montgomeryite in groups of 1mm and very thick coverage. Microcline matrix.


Montgomeryite

Formula
Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4·12H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Indistinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, yellowish, white, green, red 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness

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