The Tucson 2017 Mineral Showrooms

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MIN#TUCSON2017-121 NEW!

Tremendous specimen of semi-crystalline Native Gold on Quartz matrix!
This is a super aesthetic specimen from the Gold fields of Western Australia. Gold is usually found
in nugget form and matrix specimens, especially matrix specimens of this quality and eye appeal, are
exceedingly rare. The color of the Gold is brilliant and it penetrates deep into the Quartz matrix and
can actually be seen as a seam along the bottom side edge. One of my favorite Golds from the show.
From Laverton, Laverton Shire, Western Australia, Australia.
Measures 7.2 cm by 3.4 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Selecki Mineral Collection
Price $18,500

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Gemmy crystals of green Demantoid Garnet with white acicular sprays of Wollastonite!
This specimen caught my eye from across the showroom. The visual aesthetics of the "fan-like" white
Wollastonite sprays against the grassy green Demantoid Garnets is stunning to say the least and the
combination is not commonly found on a plate of this size and overall quality. The Garnets are a rich
grassy green and super lustrous with glassy faces. They are well protected by the slightly concave
structure of the matrix and the Wollastonite acicular crystals spray outwards from the higher edges
surrounding the Garnets. In excellent condition with no detractions to speak of. Simply beautiful!
From the Khost Province (Khowst Province), Afghanistan.
Measures 11 cm by 8.3 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Price $8500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-123 NEW!

Fine blades of reddish-orange Wulfenite on sparkling Quartz crystal covered matrix!
Brilliant, transparent, and highly lustrous, these deeply colored Wulfenite crystals contrast well
against the darker Hematite colored Quartz matrix. They measure to 1 cm in size and are sharp with
only a few trivial contact present. The specimen was well trimmed to preserve the very interesting
crystal lined matrix vug situated to the right of the Wulfenite blades. Unique and very aesthetic.
Note: The back side of this cabinet sized plate is completely covered by small Quartz crystals.
From the Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona.
Measures 8 cm by 14 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

Price $1500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-124 NEW!

Exceptional specimen featuring Spessartine Garnets on Albite!
This Spessartine specimen is loaded with flashy, red, lustrous crystal with glassy faces and of perfect form.
The crystals are good sized, measuring to nearly 1.4 cm. In excellent condition with no visible contacts to speak of.
From the Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan.
Measures 7.2 cm by 5.4 cm by 6 cm in total size.

Price $1500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-125 NEW!

Impressive and quite beautiful specimen featuring a large, doubly terminated Calcite with green Fluorites on matrix!
Also with Dolomite along the back side, this is a lovely combination specimen the likes of which I haven't seen before.
The nearly 12 cm Calcite is perfectly doubly terminated with silky, lustrous surfaces. It it accompanied on both sides
and along the back side of the sparkling drusy covered matrix by gemmy green Fluorite cubes of a modified nature.
Some well defined Dolomite crystals are also present along the back side. In excellent condition with no detractions.
From the Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Measures 12.7 cm by 12.5 cm by 7.3 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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MIN#TUCSON2017-126 NEW!

Beautiful specimen of lustrous Vanadinite crystals on matrix!
Impressive specimen featuring reddish-orange Vanadinite crystals measuring to 1.7 cm in size!
The surfaces are in excellent condition with a glassy luster with only a couple of tiny contacts that
do not detract. It's not often I find a cluster with such large crystals and deep color that is this good.
From Mibladen Mining District, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.

Measures 5.5 cm by 8.2 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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MIN#TUCSON2017-127 NEW!

Large deep green Fluorite octahedrons in cluster!
A beautiful specimen from the Riemvasmaak locality in South Africa. The color is what
impresses but the surfaces are also very smooth and glassy which is top end for a Fluorite
from Riemvasmaak. As most probably know, the majority of these crystals are covered by
Quartz and this can affect the texture of the surfaces. In excellent condition with few contacts.
From Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Measures 13.1 cm by 7 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Price $1500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-130 NEW!

Gemmy crystals of Andradite Garnet perched atop sprays of Hedenbergite!
Very attractive small miniature from the historic locality of Serifos, Greece.
From Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department, Greece.
Measures 5 cm by 3 cm by 1.7 cm in total size.

Price $250

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MIN#TUCSON2017-131 NEW!

Super lustrous specimen of multi-colored Smithsonite!
Fine, brilliant, rolling surfaces change from bright white atop the high points to sky-blue and grassy-green
atop both the right and left sides.. There were several growth stages in the development of this specimen
as one layer grew atop the other, each displaying its own coloration. The surfaces are clean and contact free.
From Choix, Mun. de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Measures 7.5 cm by 8.5 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Price $985

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MIN#TUCSON2017-132 NEW!

Attractive cluster of yellowish-orange Wulfenite crystals in cluster!
This is an exceptional specimen and the condition of these fine Wulfenite blades is excellent.
The blades are glassy and transparent to translucent with a bright yellow coloration. Orange colored
Calcite crystals accent along the top edge and down the sides as well, creating a beautiful contrast of
colors. In excellent condition with only a couple of incomplete crystal blades which is pretty remarkable.
The Defiance Mine is outside the old Arizona ghost towns of Courtland and Gleeson. The mine is still visible.
From the Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Turquoise District (Courtland-Gleeson District), Cochise County, Arizona.
Measures 5.3 cm by 9.8 cm by 3.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Willard Wulff Mineral Collection
Price $985

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MIN#TUCSON2017-133 NEW!

Large display plate of Quartz var. Amethyst with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite crystals!
A tremendous plate and one of the largest I've seen from the Creede, Colorado locality.
There's not a single contact or scuff anywhere on these Amethyst crystals and the tops are
perfect. The combination of yellowish-greenish-brown Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite crystals
with the Amethyst is a classic combination for Creede. Lots of luster and glassy surfaces
highlight this fine specimen which could easily be a centerpiece for a Colorado mineral suite.
From the P Vein, Commodore Mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado.
Measures 12.2 cm by 17.5 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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MIN#TUCSON2017-134 NEW!

Impressive miniature featuring lustrous dendritic crystals of Native Silver!
I love the structure of this sturdy Silver. The dendrites are heavy and thick with a lovely
antiquish patina over lustrous surfaces. One of the better examples I've seen in this size.
From the White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon County, Michigan.
Measures 4.2 cm by 3.3 cm by 1.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Jahfrey Mineral Collection

Price $1850

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MIN#TUCSON2017-135 NEW!

Dramatic, large specimen featuring Calcite covered crystals spraying out atop white Calcitic matrix!
Easily one of the more impressive Calcites I've seen recently, the orange sprays appear to be Calcite crystal
covered stalactites and they jut outwards from the white matrix in all directions. The surfaces are very flashy
with a sparkling luster in even faint room lighting. I don't detect any detractions and the specimen makes a great
centerpiece for any collection and especially for a Calcite suite. The orange coloration is probably from Hematite.
From Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China.
Measures 14.5 cm by 22.5 cm by 15.4 cm in total size.

Price $6500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-136 NEW!

Brilliant surfaces of botryoidal green Smithsonite!
This is a brilliant, lovely specimen with no blemishes whatsoever. The surfaces are
totally pristine and shimmering with a rolling luster. The color is two-toned with a light
green center bordered by a silvery-white left edge. The transition between the two colors
is very distinct and the thick rind of Smithsonite sits atop a series of smaller Smithsonite
layers, all stacked one atop the other to form the hosting matrix. In excellent condition.
From the El Refugio Mine, Choix, Mun. de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Measures 8.5 cm by 9 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.

Price $1250

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MIN#TUCSON2017-137 NEW!

Brilliant surfaces of botryoidal orange Cadmium Smithsonite!
This is a brilliant, lovely specimen with no blemishes whatsoever. The surfaces are
totally pristine and shimmering with a rolling luster atop the silky, botryoidal orange
surfaces. This is one of my favorite varieties of Mexican Smithsonite and it's from
Santa Eulalia which is a less common locality. In excellent condition with brown accents.
From the El Refugio Mine, Choix, Mun. de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Measures 8 cm by 6.8 cm by 4 cm in total size.

Price $1450

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MIN#TUCSON2017-139 NEW!

Gorgeous little combination of cherry-red Rhodochrosite with white Fluorite, Tetrahedrite, and Quartz needles!
A wonderful mix of minerals with gemmy red Rhodochrosite rhombs and white (probably included) Fluorite
cubes at both the top and bottom. Lustrous black Tetrahedrite and Quartz needles frame the entire specimen
and contrast beautifully with the Rhodochrosite rhombs. In excellent condition with eye appeal to spare.

From the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado.
Measures 3.5 cm by 2.7 cm by 2.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Williams Mineral Collection
Price $2450

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MIN#TUCSON2017-140 NEW!

Gorgeous cluster of raspberry-purple Fluorite cubes
A wonderful specimen that actually sits upright all on its own, displaying large gemmy cubes
of raspberry colored Fluorite on all sides. The shape is this specimen is similar to a hilltop in which
the underlying matrix is centered beneath and surrounded on all sides by Fluorite. The cubes are
phantomed with darker raspberry colored cores covered by multiple layers of zoning. The surfaces
lustrous with a "brick-like" texture and the entire specimen glows from within. In excellent condition
with very few contacts except for the matrix attachment contact on the far back side, out of view.

From Rosiclare, Rosiclare Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois.
Measures 10.4 cm by 10 cm by 11 cm in total size.

Ex. Charles M. Noll Mineral Collection
Price $3500

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