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Christmas Mine & Merry Christmas!

Friday, 17 December 2021 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Christmas Mine & Merry Christmas!" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including dioptase, junitoite, kinoite and more from places like Christmas mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States.

Dioptase

#57234
Locality
Christmas mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
CuSiO3·H2
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
copper  

Green, glassy, tiny prismatic crystals. Very nice little miniature specimen.

Merry Christmas!


Dioptase

Formula
CuSiO3·H2
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Cryptocrystalline, Crystalline - Coarse 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
dark blue green, emerald green, turquoise 
Streak
green 
Class
Trigonal - Rhombohedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
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Dioptase

#57254
Locality
Christmas mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
CuSiO3·H2
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 10 x 4 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
copper  

Bright green, glassy, acicular crystals to 0.75mm in clusters to 3mm wide. Note that the green crystals of Dioptase in the photos are much much better in-hand. The actual color is a stunning bright emerald green. 

Merry Christmas!


Dioptase

Formula
CuSiO3·H2
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Cryptocrystalline, Crystalline - Coarse 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
dark blue green, emerald green, turquoise 
Streak
green 
Class
Trigonal - Rhombohedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
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Junitoite

with Fluorapophyllite-(K) - #57226
Locality
Christmas mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
CaZn2Si2O7·H2
Availability
Available
Price
$95.00
Size
5 x 5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Special Info
Type Locality 

Groups of colorless Junitoite to 5mm. One of the groups, as seen in the photos, shows excellent free-standing crystals. Excellent specimen with a little Kinoite also. Juntoite is a very rare mineral first found at the Christmas mine and has only at one other locality in world, which is Franklin, NJ.

Merry Christmas!


Junitoite

Formula
CaZn2Si2O7·H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
4.5 
Special Info
Type Locality
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Kinoite

with Ruizite & Cuprite - #57214
Locality
Christmas mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
Ca2Cu2Si3O10·2H2
Availability
Available
Price
$50.00
Size
9 x 8.5 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
copper  

Pink Ruizite mostly covered with a layer of clear Apophyllite with Blue Kinoite, also covered with Apophyllite. There are a few octahedral Cuprite crystals to about 0.4mm.

Merry Christmas!


Kinoite

Formula
Ca2Cu2Si3O10·2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, Distinct 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
azure blue 
Streak
bluish white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
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Kinoite

#57231
Locality
Christmas mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
Ca2Cu2Si3O10·2H2
Availability
Available
Price
$75.00
Size
5 x 4 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
copper  

Deep blue Kinoite crystals in thick coverage and single crystals. Very nice eye-popping specimen.

Merry Christmas!


Kinoite

Formula
Ca2Cu2Si3O10·2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, Distinct 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
azure blue 
Streak
bluish white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
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Kinoite

#57241
Locality
Christmas mine, Gila Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
Ca2Cu2Si3O10·2H2
Availability
Available
Price
$75.00
Size
7 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
copper  

A colorfull specimen of intense blue Kinoite.

Merry Christmas!


Kinoite

Formula
Ca2Cu2Si3O10·2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, Distinct 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
azure blue 
Streak
bluish white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
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