The Tucson 2017 Mineral Showrooms

* Updated December 17th, 2017 *

 

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Spectacular Native Silver wires and Acanthite atop matrix with Calcite crystals!
Probably the finest specimen I've ever seen or offered from the Highland Bell Mine in British Columbia,
Canada. The asethetics are off the chart and the association of white Calcite crystals, perched atop and
penetrated by wires of Native Silver as they are suspended in the air along the upper left edge reminds
one of a Kongsberg Silver specimen. Dark gray Acanthite crystals are nestled between the numerous
wires and the entire specimen displays a beautiful golden patina. Stepping back, it becomes obvious that
this specimen is part of a Calcite seam which opened up and provided space for the Native Silver wires
and Acanthites to develop. This would make a fine addition to any Canadian or Silver specimen cabinet.

From Highland Bell Mine, Beaverdell, Greenwood Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada.
Measures 6.5 cm by 6.6 cm by 3.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Liebetrau Mineral Collection
Price $9500

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Super lustrous specimen featuring large reddish-orange Wulfenite blades on matrix!
This is older material from the famous Red Cloud Mine and it is quite spectacular. The largest
Wulfenite crystal blade measures 3 cm and the other two large blades measure nearly 2.5 cm
each. The blades are all highly lustrous and glassy with translucent interiors with some gem
here and there. With backlighting or top lighting the crystals glow! They're all in excellent
condition with only a few trivial contacts. The horizontal blade on the back side terminated
against matrix, giving it a small amount of irregularity on the back portion of the blade but
this is not damage, does not detract, and is completely invisible from the front display side.

From the Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz County, Arizona.
Measures 4.3 cm by 4.5 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Ex. G. Lee Mineral Collection
Price $3500

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Pretty specimen featuring glassy yellow Cerussite crystals on Chrysocolla covered Cerussite!
The visual affect of bright yellow Cerussite on green colored crystals is very attractive. The
uncoated Cerussites are hexagonal in form and translucent to gemmy. In excellent condition.
From the Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guilin Pref., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Measures 5 cm by 3.8 cm by 3 cm in total size.

Price $985

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Very pretty plate of large Pink Fluorapophyllite crystals with white Dolomite accents!
This is not a specimen you see every day at the shows and it's the finest I've offered in years.
The Fluorapophyllite crystals average around 2.5 cm in size and are super sharp and lustrous
with glassy reflective faces. The photograph above displays very well the beautiful structure of
the crystal faces. White Dolomite crystals are scattered about, accenting the Fluorapophyllite
crystals and adding a fine contrast to the specimen. In excellent condition with no distractions.
From the very rare and important small 2010 find of unusually large and impressive specimens.

From the San Martín Mine, Mun. de Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Measures 8 cm by 10.6 cm by 5.9 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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Large showpiece sized Fluorite cube with smaller Fluorites on Sphalerite matrix!
This is the largest Elmwood Fluorite I've offered in years and the cube itself measures nearly
13 cm across the corners and rises 8 cm above the Sphalerite matrix. It ranges from transparent
to translucent near the center and displays a very light golden hue with numerous purple accents
peppered about the lustrous surfaces and just beneath as well. Smaller purple Fluorites surround
the large cube and a 5 cm Fluorite with similar coloration can be seen to the lower right atop the
matrix. In excellent condition with barely a contact on the large cube, this is an Elmwood that would
easily fit the role as centerpiece in any collection. Very impressive and a wonderful display specimen.

From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 16 cm by 20.8 cm by 10.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Consie Prince, Glazer Mineral Collections
Comes with a custom made, engraved display base
Price $8500

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Fine crystals of Yellow Anglesite atop dark matrix!
This is an attractive cluster of fine Anglesite crystals, almost all displaying complete
terminations. Some of the crystals have inclusions which make them appear darker and
these contrast beautifully with the yellow crystals which are gemmy and free of inclusions.
The yellow Anglesite crystal in the front measures 2 cm in size with very lustrous surfaces.
From Touissit, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco.
Measures 4.7 cm by 4 cm by 4 cm in total size.

Ex. Fred Meissner Collection

Price $1450

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Lustrous plate of yellowish-green botryoidal Prehnite on matrix!
A somewhat different color of Prehnite than what I normally see, this is an attractively shaped
specimen which exhibits a wet looking luster over pristine and mostly translucent botryoidal surfaces.

From Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.
Measures 8.7 cm by 17.8 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.

Price $1450

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Beautifully phantomed Quartz crystal cluster with Hematite!
These perfectly terminated Quartz crystals display very distinct reddish phantoms
just beneath the top terminations. This is a Hematite layer that was overgrown by
an additional Quartz layer, imparting the termination within a termination appearance.
Under magnification, there appears to be several phantoms, one above the other, inside
each Quartz crystal. In excellent condition with only a few trivial contacts and glassy faces.
From Itremo massif, Ambatofinandrahana Dist., Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar.
Measures 12.5 cm by 12 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Ex Charles M. Noll Collection
Price $1250

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Large plate of deep red Uvite Tourmaline crystals on gemmy white Magnesite crystal matrix!
Super lustrous, red crystals of Uvite Tourmaline are scattered about in an isolated manner atop
the brilliant Magnesite matrix. The contrast is stunning and the eye appeal and balance is superb.
Red Uvite Tourmaline is much rarer and more desirable than the more common green variety. This
specimen is in excellent condition with Uvites measuring to 1.3 cm in size. Incredibly bright and flashy.
From the Pedra Preta pit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado (Bom Jesus dos Meiras), Bahia, Brazil.
Measures 9.8 cm by 18.4 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

Ex. K. Miller Mineral Collection

Price $1850

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Lovely specimen featuring gemmy crystals of Quartz var. Amethyst inside a geode!
What a scarce and beautiful specimen. It's from Germany and displays an outer rind of
translucent Chalcedony with an interior of super gemmy Amethyst crystals. Very nice!
From Idar-Oberstein, Hunsrück, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Measures 5.4 cm by 6 cm by 3.9 cm in total size.

Price $895

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Deep emerald-green Dioptase crystals on Calcite covered matrix!
A shimmering, glassy crystal stands vertically in the foreground, measuring 1.7 cm in size.
Smaller Dioptase crystals are scattered about the sparkling matrix, including a second crystal
cluster on the backside near the top right. In excellent condition and very flashy with gorgeous color!
From the Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 2.4 cm by 4.2 cm by 3.4 cm in total size.

Price $2450

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Fine blocky crystals of Wulfenite on Limonite matrix!
This is an attractive specimen featuring elongated and blocky Wulfenite crystals in cluster.
The crystals are lustrous with a yellowish-orange coloration and there are only a few tiny
contacts. The largest crystal near the top measures 1.4 cm in length. Excellent coverage.
From the Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 7 cm by 4 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
Price $1500

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Super combination of lavender Fluorite cubes and brilliant Galena crystals!
I love these Fluorite-Galena combos and they aren't that easy to find anymore. This one features
numerous gemmy-transparent cubes of lavender-blue Fluorite with larger modified Galena crystals in
the middle and around the edges. The Galenas are very lustrous and the plate is in excellent condition.

From the Denton mine, Goose Creek Mine Group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois.
Measures 5.3 cm by 8.5 cm by 5.5 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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New fine of lustrous blue Hemimorphite in stalactic form!
This powder-blue specimen is extremely lustrous with glassy, crystalline surfaces.
The Hemimorphite grew as a stalactite, displaying a perfect center core which is hollow.
From the Qaleh-Zari Mine (Ghale Zari Mine), Nehbandan, South Khorasan Province, Iran.
Measures 10 cm by 5 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.

Price $1250

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Lovely pink Calcite var. Manganoan crystal on smaller pink Calcites!
A super lustrous pink Calcite that appears to spray upwards from a point
and forms a rhombic termination at top. The surfaces are brilliant and wet
looking and in pristine condition. One of the more unusual Calcites from Tucson.
From the Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.
Measures 7 cm by 4.5 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.

Price $895

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Attractive specimen of Gypsum crystalline balls colored by green Malachite on Limonite matrix!
A wonderful mix of colors is the first thing you notice about this aesthetic specimen. Then you see
the fine crystalline balls of Gypsum and notice how perfectly each is colored by Malachite. They
vary in size, ranging from .5 cm to as large as the 1.7 ball in the very center. In excellent condition.

From Bou Bekker, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco.
Measures 6.7 cm by 9.3 cm by 5.1 cm in total size.

Price $985

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Scarce specimen featuring two Golden Calcites tucked between layers of limestone matrix!
The Calcites are aesthetically situated between the matrix layers with Dolomite crystal accents
around the periphery and atop the matrix. The Calcites are both in excellent condition with a
good amount of transparent gemminess and a glowing coloration. The faces have a slight texture
with a rolling luster. Very nice piece! This locality is quite famous for its Herkimer Diamond Mines
but Calcite specimens are pretty rare. Mindat.org only has two examples of Calcite for the locale.

From Middleville, Town of Newport, Herkimer County, New York.
Measures 9.7 cm by 5.3 cm by 7.3 cm in total size.

Price $1500

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Large, lustrous Anatase crystal aesthetically atop two terminated Smoky Quartz points!
A beautiful and quite impressive specimen in all respects. The mirror-brilliant Anatase
crystals is perfectly terminated and measures just shy of 2 cm in size. It sits atop small
Adularia crystals and just behind the Smoky Quartz which sit in the foreground. Very nice!

From Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway.
Measures 3.3 cm by 2 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.

Ex. T. Bye Mineral Collection
Price $985

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Beautiful specimen featuring Manganoan Smithsonite crystals on matrix!
Dozens of translucent to transparent reddish-pink Smithsonite crystals cover the matrix
from one end to the other. The They even wrap over the top and cover a good portion of the
back side as well. The crystals are very glassy and reflective with a rich, consistant color.
In excellent condition with only a few scattered contacts limited to the trimming edge.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 6 cm by 10.1 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Price $2500

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Sharp crystals of Acanthite and curling Native Silver wires!
Both Silver minerals sit atop a matrix of Quartz with Quartz crystal sprays.
The Acanthite crystals are so incredibly sharp and lustrous that at first glance, one
might not even notice the small "ram's horn" Silver located on the far right side of
the specimen! Acanthite and Silver combos from Mexico are rarely seen at the shows.
From the Reyes Mine in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Measures 5 cm by 3 cm by 2.5 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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Lustrous crystalline balls of yellowish-green Siderite atop Smoky Quartz points!
This is a flashy old French classic featuring super sparkle and brilliance atop the nearly
pristine Siderite clusters. The crystalline balls are mostly yellow with just a slight hint of
green. They climb the transparent gemmy Smoky crystal points which cover the matrix
beneath. I don't see many of these classics in the marketplace. In excellent condition.

From Laguépie, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France.
Measures 8 cm by 7.6 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Gilles Emringer Collection
Price $1500

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Spectacular cabinet plate featuring a large complex Calcite crystal with Pyrite on Marcasite clusters!
A wonderful old classic Calcite from the classic American mining locality of Galena, Illinois! I rarely find
specimens from Galena and Calcite are quite rare. This specimen dates back to the early 1900s and there
are only two specimens of Calcite shown on for the locality on Mindat.org. This specimen is much better
than either one of those. The Calcite is complex in form and large sized at 6 cm in size. It is translucent
with a silky luster and displays multiple steps which are accented by a sprinkling of Pyrite and Marcasite
crystals. Hosting the large Calcite is a matrix consisting of bronze and golden colored Marcasite crystals in
Cluster. The specimen has a beautiful look and is one of the more unique Calcite specimens from the show!
From Galena, Galena District, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.
Measures 11 cm by 14 cm by 5.6 cm in total size.

Ex. Charles M. Noll Mineral Collection
Price $2850

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