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Hampson Colorado Minerals

Sunday, 31 May 2020 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Hampson Colorado Minerals" gallery which is part of our Special Edition galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including hematite, microcline, quartz, and rhodochrosite and more from places like Comstock mine, La Plata Co., Colorado, United States, The Ten Percenter mine, Teller Co., Colorado, United States, Commodore mine, Creede dist., Mineral Co., Colorado, United States, and American Tunnel, Silverton, San Juan Co., Colorado, United States.

Hematite

with Quartz - #AH53367
Locality
Comstock mine, La Plata Co., Colorado, United States 
Formula
Fe2O3 
Availability
Available
Price
$40.00
Size
7 x 7 x 7 cm - Sm Cabinet 

Discoidal crystals of Hematite to 4mm with needle Quartz in pockets.


Hematite

Formula
Fe2O3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Blocky, Earthy 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
reddish gray, black, blackish red 
Streak
reddish brown 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
6.5 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Microcline

var. amazonite - #AH53396
Locality
The Ten Percenter mine, Teller Co., Colorado, United States 
Formula
KAlSi3O8 
Availability
Available
Price
$195.00
Size
5 x 4.5 x 4 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
pegmatite mineral  

This specimen was shown numerous times at shows across the country by Arnold Hampson. When we picked up the collection, it was one of the several specimens amazonite in his show case.

Good rich, deep bluish green color with with a base of cleavelandite. Sits perfect without aid, no damage. From the "Key-hole vug", 1986 by Don L. Smith Sr.


Microcline

Formula
KAlSi3O8 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Blocky, Crystalline - Coarse, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
bluish green, green, gray, grayish yellow, yellowish 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

Quartz

var. amethyst with Galena & Sphalerite - #AH53407
Locality
Commodore mine, Creede dist., Mineral Co., Colorado, United States 
Formula
SiO2 
Availability
Available
Price
$195.00
Size
19.5 x 8.5 x 6 cm - Cabinet 

Large cabinet specimen of deep purple amethyst crystals covering Galena and Sphalerite.


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
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Rhodochrosite

#AH53406
Locality
American Tunnel, Silverton, San Juan Co., Colorado, United States 
Formula
MnCO3 
Availability
Available
Price
$225.00
Size
12 x 11 x 6 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

Rich pink rhombic crystals of Rhodochrosite to 6mm with drusy white Quartz. It's a beautiful specimen for someone's cabinet.


Rhodochrosite

Formula
MnCO3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Columnar, Botryoidal 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
pinkish red, red, rose red, yellowish gray, brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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