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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 quartz, rosasite, silver, sphalerite, vanadinite, and wulfenite and more from places like Los Arcoiris, Ojo Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico, San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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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Rosasite

with Aurichalcite & Plattnerite - #AH52772
Locality
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico 
Formula
CuZnCO3(OH)2 
Availability
Available
Price
$175.00
Size
13 x 10 x 4 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

Large cabinet specimen of spheroidal Rosasite with beads to 5mm across. It is associated with Calcite and the far side has a large vug of Aurichalcite. A very attractive specimen. Acquired by Hampson in 1971.


Rosasite

Formula
CuZnCO3(OH)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Spherical, Mammillary, Encrustations 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Silky 
Color
blue green, light blue, sky blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Splintery 
Hardness
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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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
Available
Price
$25.00
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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