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Mixed Minerals

Friday, 15 December 2023 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Mixed Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including arisite-(ce), astrophyllite, azurite, chlorargyrite, cobaltaustinite, and correianevesite and more from places like Aris quarries, Windhoek dist., Khomas Region, Namibia, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Montérégie, Québec, Canada, Morenci mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, United States, Proprietary mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, Aghbar mine, Bou Azzer dist., Morocco, and Jocão pegmatite, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Arisite-(Ce)

with Tuperssuatsiaite & Analcime - #CL63039
Locality
Aris quarries, Windhoek dist., Khomas Region, Namibia 
Formula
NaCe2(CO3)2[(CO3)1-xF2x]F 
Availability
Available
Price
$95.00
Size
7 x 6 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate , REE mineral  

A lot of arrows pointing to tiny color zoned hexagonal crystals to about 0.75mm Arisite with gorgeous sprays of rusty red Tuperssuatsiaite.


Collection
Chet S. Lemanski, Jr. Collection

Astrophyllite

#BAC63060
Locality
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Montérégie, Québec, Canada 
Formula
K2NaFe2+7Ti2(Si4O12)2O2(OH)4
Availability
Available
Price
$75.00
Size
3.3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm - Miniature 

Stellate groups of reddish brown Astrphyllite to 1.5cm!


Astrophyllite

Formula
K2NaFe2+7Ti2(Si4O12)2O2(OH)4
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Bladed, Stellate, Crystalline - Fine 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Pearly 
Color
brown, brownish red, bronze yellow, gold yellow 
Streak
yellowish brown 
Class
Triclinic - Pedial 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
3-3.5 
Collection
William & Anne Cook Collection

Azurite

#63068
Locality
Morenci mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 
Availability
Available
Price
$495.00
Size
22 x 15 x 9 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate , copper  

Cabinet specimen of Azurite rosettes and Malachite over Pyrite(?) cubes.  This is a large and beautiful specimen.


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
Robert J. Waidler Collection
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Chlorargyrite

(bromian) - #KR62780
Locality
Proprietary mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia 
Formula
AgCl 
Availability
Available
Price
$500.00
Size
5 x 4 x 3.5 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
silver  

Cool mass of spongy brown Chlorargyrite from one of the largest silver-lead-zinc mines in the world.


Chlorargyrite

Formula
AgCl 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Columnar 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
purplish gray, green, white, colorless 
Streak
white 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Sectile 
Hardness
1-1.5 
Collection
Kenneth Raabe Collection

Cobaltaustinite

with Roselite - #BAC63041
Locality
Aghbar mine, Bou Azzer dist., Morocco 
Formula
CaCoAsO4(OH) 
Availability
Available
Price
$25.00
Size
2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
arsenate  

Green crystals with red Roselite.


Cobaltaustinite

Formula
CaCoAsO4(OH) 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Earthy (Dull) 
Color
green 
Streak
light green 
Class
Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal 
Hardness
4.5 
Collection
William & Anne Cook Collection

Correianevesite

with Hureaulite - #CL63062
Locality
Jocão pegmatite, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil 
Formula
Fe2+Mn2+2(PO4)2 3H2O 
Availability
Available
Price
$75.00
Size
6 x 4 x 3.2 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  

Brown, translucent crystals of orthorhombic-dipyramidal Correianevesite with pink Hureaulite.


Correianevesite

Collection
Chet S. Lemanski, Jr. Collection

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