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Mixed Minerals

Sunday, 23 October 2022 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Mixed Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including galena, scapolite, smithsonite, spodumene, sulphur, and wavellite and more from places like Dal'negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia, Badakshan, Afghanistan, Wenshan mine, Yunnan Province, China, Pala dist., San Diego Co., California, United States, Alum mine, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, United States, and Dug Hill, Avant, Garland Co., Arkansas, United States.

Galena

with Quartz - #59405
Locality
Dal'negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia 
Formula
PbS 
Availability
Available
Price
$125.00
Size
11 x 4.5 x 5 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
sulfide  

Dal'negorsk mineral specimens seem to be dewindling at the shows these days. So you might want to consider this specimen. It features very well-formed cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena to 1.5cm and Quartz crystals to 2cm. 


Galena

Formula
PbS 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Massive - Granular, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
light lead gray, dark lead gray 
Streak
grayish black 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2.5 
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Scapolite

#CS59407
Locality
Badakshan, Afghanistan 
Formula
Na4Al3Si9O24Cl to Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3 
Availability
Available
Price
$195.00
Size
4 x 3 x 3 cm - Miniature 

Purple Scapolite, terminated, partial crystal with a bit of scoffing along the edges. 


Scapolite

Formula
(Na,Ca)4[(Al,Si)12O24]Cl 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Distinct, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
white, gray, pale brown, pink, yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Tetragonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Splintery 
Hardness
Collection
Chris Schmitz Collection
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Smithsonite

#CS59413
Locality
Wenshan mine, Yunnan Province, China 
Formula
ZnCO3 
Availability
Available
Price
$350.00
Size
9 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

A gorgeous and unique Smithsonite with a very pleasant yellow color and a sparkly luster. This piece would certainly rival some of the best Smithsonite localities such as the Kelly mine.


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
Chris Schmitz Collection

Spodumene

var. kunzite - #CS59404
Locality
Pala dist., San Diego Co., California, United States 
Formula
LiAlSi2O6 
Availability
Available
Price
$325.00
Size
11.5 x 4 x 4 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
pegmatite mineral  

Large pink kunzite Spodumene crystal which is terminated and partially etched.  Two of the sides look to be cleaved and shows good color zoning from pink at the termination to yellow with feathering and inclusions at the other end. It shows the pleochroism of Spodumene quite well.


Spodumene

Formula
LiAlSi2O6 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Bladed, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
grayish white, pink, violet, emerald green, yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Splintery 
Hardness
6.5-7 
Collection
Chris Schmitz Collection
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Sulphur

#CS59416
Locality
Alum mine, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, United States 
Formula
Availability
Available
Price
$30.00
Size
3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
native element  

A 1.3cm euhedral crystal on white rhyolite matrix.


Sulphur

Collection
Chris Schmitz Collection
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Wavellite

#CS59394
Locality
Dug Hill, Avant, Garland Co., Arkansas, United States 
Formula
Al3(PO4)2(OH)3·5H2
Availability
Available
Price
$125.00
Size
8.5 x 6 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate  

Green to bluish green spheroidal Wavellite showing good cross-sections of dark green to yellow green radiating crystals. The largest Wavellite cross-section is 2.5cm in radius.


Wavellite

Formula
Al3(PO4)2(OH)3·5H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Stellate, Radial, Stalactitic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
blue, brown, brownish black, colorless, green 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Fibrous 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
Chris Schmitz Collection
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