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Wulfenite with Mimetite
stock #AX-21-044
Rowley Mine, (Reliance Mine), Theba, Painted Rock District
Arizona, United States
2.8 x 1.8 x 1.7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $700
Pre Tucson

Wulfenite from the Rowley mine is instantly recognizable, very desirable and regarded as some of the most elegant in the world. This is a choice thumbnail with fine color, form and visual impact. From some angles the form looks like a butterfly with two main crystal wings on matrix. Some small bits of Mimetite contrast as well on the matrix. In exceptional condition, the crystals are the windowpane type and are impressive from all angles.

Adamite (Cuprian)
stock #23.1-644
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.9 x 3.4 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $120
Pre Tucson

Classic Adamite crystals from Mina Ojuela but with the more rare color. Well-defined mint green crystals on contrasting gossan matrix in good condition as seen. The crystals have glassy faces and translucent milky interiors. A nice affordable and attractive Adamite from this most incredibale locality. This can be trimmed to a pair of thumbnails but we like it as is.

stock #16.1-737
Aouli. Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.3 x 3.2 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Pre Tucson

An above average bright yellow Fluorite from Aouli (Morocco). The matrix between the yellow cubes is also Fluorite but a red-orange color and not well crystalized. The matrix gives a very nice color contrast to the main crystals. In very good condition, the corners and edges of the Fluorites are sharp and well-defined. A crack is noted on the largest crystal, it is not repaired and is all natural with no sign of damage. Found about 5 years ago, this has a different look from more recent finds.

Wurtzite, Bismuthinite and Quartz etc.
stock #6.2-842
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
5.2 x 4.3 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $750
Pre Tucson

A well-formed Wurtzite crystal cluster on a complex multi-specie specimen from the amazing Yaogangxian Mine. The specimen has several Quartz crystals that are partly coated with Muscovite and sprinkled with metallic hairlike crystals of Bismuthinite. The Wurtzite is mostly seen in a 2.2 CM diameter cluster of stacked brown-red crystals that have a bright luster. In some photos these look silvery metallic due to the reflections on the surface but in hand the color is typical dark brown to almost black. Wurtzite from Yaoganxian is a very rare specie, this is the largest and best we have seen and is exceptional for the locality.

Grossular with Heazlewoodite, Clinoclore and Gold!
stock #AX-16-431
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos (now Val-des-Sources, Estrie,
Quebec, Canada
5.3 x 3 x 3 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $1500
Pre Tucson

An important and exotic piece from Jeffrey Mine, this has the deep green gemmy Grossular (so called Chrome Grossular) scattered on a matrix of Clinochlore etc. This alone is not so exotic or important, but both Heazlewoodite and native Gold are. While this is an attractive specimen of brilliant Garnets, the main interest (for some) is several very well-formed, sharp tiny crystals and clusters of Heazelwoodite. Seen with magnification these are textbook sharp, of course this is a rare mineral worldwide and very rare at Jeffrey. But what makes this even more important is only seen starting at 40 X magnification and best revealed at 80-100x. There are several tiny but distinct crystals of Gold some of which are elongated. Of course this is all micro sized but super-rare and impossible to find material from this world-class locality. Aside from the exciting micros, the overall esthetics of the bright green Grossular is attractive in its own right. Unfortunately our photographs at very low magnifications can not show the micros properly, but they may be rephotographed later on with specialized gear.

SOLD Copper and Mimetite etc
stock #SOLD 16.1-664
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4.1 x 3.2 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $0
Pre Tucson

An unusual multi-specie piece from the incredible Tsumeb Mine. Native copper in branching fingers and thin wires are protruding from a complex matrix with a few yellow Mimetites crystals among other species. Tsumeb is famed for its odd mixtures of species, forms and chemical elements. A cute miniature that has the uncommon combination of Copper and Lead elements.

Quartz - with inclusions of red Hematite
stock #AX-11-095
Orange River, Namakwa
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
5.5 x 1.7 x 1.5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $280
Pre Tucson

The occasional finds of red Quartz from the Orange River area of South Africa are well-known in the mineral world. This is a choice example with better than usual color intensity and nice form. Conjoined crystals of Quartz with transparent tops and opaque lower sections that contrast with the bright terminations. In great condition aside from a tiny tip contact that is hard to see with naked eye. This piece is from the last good find that was more than 5 years ago. An excellent value for quality / esthetics to price.

Mimetite - modern Chinese classic
stock #17.1-849
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Sanjiang
Guangdong Province, China
8.3 x 4.4 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
Pre Tucson

The Pingtouling mine in Guangdong China was for a short period the source of incredible Mimetites with world-class color and luster. The mine soon flooded and collapsed, there will never be more from here. This is a very good example of the color, habit and gemmy nature of the Mimetites. A modern classic and highly regarded by collectors as a very distinctive and special find.