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Mexican Minerals

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 12:00 PM

Introducing the "Mexican Minerals" gallery which is part of our Special Edition galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including creedite, mimetite, quartz, and wulfenite and more from places like Navidad mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico, Los Arcoiris, Ojo Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Creedite

#BC52717
Locality
Navidad mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico 
Formula
Ca3Al2(SO4)(OH)2F8·2H2
Availability
Available
Price
$375.00
Size
15 x 9 x 7 cm - Cabinet 

Large, eye-catching orange Creedite with crystaols to over 1.5cm in three ball-like group. Very nice, showy, specimen for the cabinet.


Creedite

Formula
Ca3Al2(SO4)(OH)2F8·2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Granular, Radial, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
colorless, violet, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5 
Collection
Barbara Cureton Collection
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Mimetite

with Calcite - #AH52753
Locality
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico 
Formula
Pb5(AsO4)3Cl 
Availability
Available
Price
$45.00
Size
5.5 x 3.5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
arsenate  

Yellow acicular crystals to 4mm with Calcite.


Mimetite

Formula
Pb5(AsO4)3Cl 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Reniform, Globular, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
white, yellow, orange, brown, red 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Quartz

var. agate - #52800
Locality
Los Arcoiris, Ojo Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico 
Formula
SiO2 
Availability
Available
Price
$85.00
Size
6.5 x 6 x 2 cm - Sm Cabinet 

Beautiful Laguna agate with white to purple bands and Quartz crystals in a vug at center. Two main photos are shown: the left photo is dry and right photo is takes with the specimen wet, which brings out the color. All of the close-ups are wet.


Quartz

Formula
SiO2 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Coarse, Druse, Crystalline - Fine 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
brown, colorless, violet, gray, yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Trapezohedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
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Quartz

var. agate - #52801
Locality
Los Arcoiris, Ojo Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico 
Formula
SiO2 
Availability
Available
Price
$150.00
Size
4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 

Both sides this specimen have bands of various shades of red and near the center are light purple bands. The photo on the left is dry and the photo on the right is wet. Wetting agate specimens always brings out the color. Beautiful specimen from this locality. All of the close-ups are wet


Quartz

Formula
SiO2 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Coarse, Druse, Crystalline - Fine 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
brown, colorless, violet, gray, yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Trapezohedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
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Wulfenite

with Calcite - #AH52774
Locality
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico 
Formula
PbMoO4 
Availability
Available
Price
$125.00
Size
11.5 x 9 x 5.5 cm - Cabinet 

Large cabinet specimen of orange, tabular Wulfenite crystals on Calcite matrix. 


Wulfenite

Formula
PbMoO4 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Pyramidal 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Resinous - Greasy 
Color
orange yellow, waxy yellow, yellowish gray, olive green, brown 
Streak
yellowish white 
Class
Tetragonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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