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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 pyrargyrite, pyrrhotite, silver, sphalerite, vanadinite, and wulfenite and more from places like San Juan de Rayas mine, Guanajuato, Mexico, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico, San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Pyrargyrite

#BN51695
Locality
San Juan de Rayas mine, Guanajuato, Mexico 
Formula
Ag3SbS3 
Availability
Sold
Size
2.4 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
sulfide , silver  

A 2.3cm terminated Pyrargyrite crystal, nicely terminated, and showing nice red internal reflections. A ding on termination.


Pyrargyrite

Formula
Ag3SbS3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Crystalline - Poor, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Poor, None, None 
Luster
Sub Metallic 
Color
deep red, red gray 
Streak
cherry red 
Class
Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
2.5 

Pyrrhotite

with Sphalerite - #AH52737
Locality
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico 
Formula
Fe7S8 
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 4.5 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
sulfide  

Brassy colored barrel shaped crystals of magnetic Pyrrhotite to 8mm associated with Sphalerite and Quartz. Excellent specimen. Acquired in 1971 by Hampson.


Pyrrhotite

Formula
Fe7S8 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Platy, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Imperfect, Imperfect, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
bronze, bronze red, dark brown 
Streak
gray black 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

Silver

#AH52746
Locality
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico 
Formula
Ag 
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 5.5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
native element  

You would almost miss this Silver at first glance. A closer look reveals leaf Silver to 9mm on Chrysocolla matrix Calcite. Acquired by Hampson in 1971 on one of his trips to Mexico.


Silver

Formula
Ag 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Arborescent, Dendritic, Massive 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
silver white, gray white, gray 
Streak
silver white 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Hackly 
Hardness
2.5-3 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Sphalerite

#AH52743
Locality
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico 
Formula
ZnS 
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3 x 1 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
sulfide  

Black, flashy and striated Sphalerite crystals to 7mm. 


Sphalerite

Formula
ZnS 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Granular, Colloform 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Resinous - Greasy 
Color
brown, yellow, red, green, black 
Streak
brownish white 
Class
Isometric - Hextetrahedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

Vanadinite

with Calcite - #AH52729
Locality
San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico 
Formula
Pb5(VO4)3Cl 
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 3.5 x 5.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
vanadium  

Beautiful translucent orange crystals to 6mm. Acquired in Mexico in 1969 by Arnold Hampson.


Vanadinite

Formula
Pb5(VO4)3Cl 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Globular, Prismatic, Nodular 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
brown, brownish yellow, brown red, colorless, yellow 
Streak
brownish yellow 
Class
Hexagonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

Wulfenite

#AH52730
Locality
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico 
Formula
PbMoO4 
Availability
Sold
Size
2 x 2 x 0.4 cm - Thumbnail 

Sweet thumbnail crystal to 1.8cm with beveled edges. There are several crystals at the base. Only minor knicks. Really nice piece!


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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