The Denver 2016 Mineral Showrooms
Re-Updated January 1st, 2018 *
specimen of brilliant Legrandite crystals on a small amount of Limonite matrix!
One of the finest Legrandite miniatures I've ever seen! This minature sized "Aztec
Sun" came to
market at the show from a private collection and offers a unique opportunity for
collectors to add
a very high quality Legrandite to their own collection. The specimen is in excellent
super glassy crystals to nearly 4 cm in length! The luster is fantastic and light dances
specimen's radial structure when held and rotated. A small amount of matrix is located
bottom and there is also a small amount at the very top, indicating the crystals grew
inside a vug
or matrix recess. The largest crystals along the left edge are terminated at both top and
From the Ojuela Mine,
Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 4.4 cm by 3 cm by 2.1 cm in total size.
Ex. Santa Fe Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled display base
rare crystal cluster of brilliant white dogtooth Calcites from New Mexico!
There are no photos of Calcite for this locality in mindat.org and this is the first
specimen I've seen
or offered on the website. The area around Silver City is known more for Copper and
but this is a very impressive Calcite plate featuring highly lustrous crystals of varying
sizes. The crystals
display somewhat jagged tips, much like the dogtooth Calcites one sees from Mexico. In
From Silver City, Grant
County, New Mexico.
Measures 8.8 cm by 8.7 cm by 6.3 cm in total size.
specimen featuring curling crystals and nodules of blue Hemimorphite on matrix!
Very pretty specimen of blue Hemimorphite on a concave matrix. The Hemimorphite appears as
and half nodules atop the sparkling brown matrix lined surface. The unusual crystals are
condition and display a satiny luster. I don't see many of these specimens and this is a
From the 79 Mine, Chilito,
Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila County, Arizona.
Measures 8.8 cm by 7.5 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.
Ex. Van Tichelen Mineral Collection
RARE!! Rhodochrosite crystals on Manganite matrix from Croatia!
This is a specimen of Rhodochrosite from a locality so obscure that it isn't even listed
mindat.org. The specimen was mined in the 1850's near the community of Voinic which is a
small municipality in north-central Croatia. The Rhodochrosite appear as rice-grain shaped
crystals tucked into the recesses of the dark matrix. A beautiful old time rarity from
From Voinic, Karlovac County,
Measures 5.3 cm by 6.3 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Huber Mineral Collection
Huge flattened and hoppered crystals of
Vanadinite in cluster!
This is a fascinating specimen, one that I've seen the likes of only a few times.
It's a cluster of elongated Vanadinite crystals that have formed what appears
to be a large fan-like crystal with hoppering on one side and lustrous smooth crystal
faces on the other. The specimen is in very good condition with only a few contacts
along the back side but nothing that detracts. The seam along the center has been
stabilized to strengthen the structure. A large, lustrous, and very aesthetic specimen!
From the Mibladen Mining Dist., Midelt, Khénifra Prov.,
Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
Measures 6.3 cm by 5.2 cm by 2 cm in total size.
Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
specimen featuring gemmy yellow Calcites with Chalcopyrite on Quartz matrix!
Unusual specimen in that the Calcite crystals are gemmy and the matrix is a sparkling
seam. Both Calcites are doubly terminated athough the crystal on the left terminated
now missing matrix. It measures 5+ cm in size with the other Calcite measuring just under
From the Viburnum Trend
District, Reynolds County, Missouri.
Measures 8.3 cm by 8.6 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.
lustrous crystal of Acanthite ps after Argentite!
We acquired a collection of this very large, super lustrous Acanthite crystals while in
and they are quite the sight to see. Most if not all display some hoppering indicating a
formation as the Acanthite pseudomorphed the higher temperature Argentite. Exceptional
From Fresnillo de Gonzalez
Echeverria (Fresnillo), Mun. de Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Measures 2.5 cm by 3.1 cm by 2 cm in total size.
and very impressive plate of Orange Calcite scalenohedrons in cluster on Amethyst
A spectacular large cabinet sized centerpiece, the orange Calcites in the center are
deeply colored with
an intense flowing lustrous. They are completely orange and not coated orange and this is
not a color one
often sees in Calcite crystals. They're actually quite rare and this is the finest large
plate of this variety
that I've seen in a long time. In excellent condition across the entire length of the
plate with barely a scuff.
From Ametista do Sul, Alto
Uruguai Region, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Measures 12 cm by 31 cm by 15.1 cm in total size.
specimen of crystalline Native Copper with Quartz and Epidote!
Very high quality specimen displaying numerous sharp, well formed Copper crystals on all
sides. The crystals come together to form a cluster that is both very aesthetic and 360
displayable. The surfaces are mostly smooth with a rolling luster and beautiful
From the Centennial Mine,
Centennial, Houghton County, Michigan.
Measures 8 cm by 7.3 cm by 6.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Carl Bentley Mineral Collection
Gorgeous pink-tipped green Elbaite
Tourmaline with Quartz!
The colors are a rich pastel and consistant throughout the gemmy interiors at top
to the more translucent interiors near the bottom. The termination is complex and
actually consists of several terminations coming together like a tight cluster. Very nice!
From the Konar Province of Afghanistan.
Measures 5.3 cm by 4 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.
combo piece of Rhodochrosite with Calcite, Arsenopyrite, and Quartz crystals!
Very attractive specimen featuring a base of pink Rhodochrosite which serves as host for
Calcite octahedrons with lustrous Arsenopyrite and Quartz crystals. The crystals are clean
and free of contacting
and the combination is rather scarce. This is definately not a specimen that appears in
the marketplace very often
From the Trepca Stan Terg
Mine, Trepca complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, District of Kosovska Mitrovica,
Measures 4.5 cm by 6.6 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.
Ex. Huber Mineral Collection
Thick tabular crystals of Barite sitting
atop violet-purple Fluorite!
A classic specimen from Colorado, this is first I've seen from this locality in almost a
The condition is excellent and the surfaces are complete with very few contacts. A rare
From the Colorado Fluorspar Co. Mine, Wagon Wheel Gap,
Mineral County, Colorado.
Measures 12.4 cm by 13 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Bill Hayward Mineral Collection
Gorgeous specimen of Boulder Opal in
This is a great specimen Opal which displays a large amount of gem material in relation
to the Ironstone matrix - Much thicker than usual. It also displays a strong combination
color with vivid flashes of blue, green and purple. Could be turned into a fine piece of
From the Opal fields of Quilpie, Quilpie Shire,
Measures 5.3 cm by 3.8 cm by 1.5 cm in total size.
Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
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