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Spangolite with Quartz
stock #21.1-543
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County
New Mexico, United States
6.6 x 4.6 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $440


Bright, vivid blue-green crystals of Spangolite contrast with a drusy Quartz block. The Spangolite is prominent and presents well on the matrix. A choice older specimen of this colorful and rather uncommon Copper mineral not often seen as non-micromount display specimens. Crystals are easily visible with naked eye, this is an attractive display example from Bingham. Older labels included from several collections, among these are Danilo Rolando, Ch Dubois and Sandro Maggia.

Linarite with Fluorite
stock #15.1-041
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County
New Mexico, United States
7.7 x 3.2 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
new year 2021

A rich electric blue Linarite that has grown on top of several green-blue Fluorite crystals. From the Blanchard Mine which was a fine source of both minerals though they were not often together. The Fluorites reach to 1 CM and some are almost fully encrusted while others are clearly exposed. Close exam shows the slender habit Linarites on the Fluorite are translucent and glow brightly when backlit. Fine color and a USA classic locale, collected in 1977 by Les Hitchings.

Spangolite with Brochantite - classic USA
stock #19.1-920
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County
New Mexico, United States
7.4 x 5.3 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
new year 2021

A very rich, sizable specimen of the uncommon Copper Sulfate Spangolite from the famed Blanchard Mine. The Spangolite is covering a quite large area with a few small zones of Brochantite crystals. The mineralized zone on this piece is much larger than the usual tiny patches. This piece has substantial areas of sparkling blue Spangolite with hundreds of tiny, gem clear crystals. The hard rock matrix gives a nice jagged contrast to the mineralized faces. Ex John Buckley collection, this is a far, far better than typical specimen from this classic and well-respected locality. This is one of the very few pieces that looks fine on a display shelf and also amazing under a microscope.

Spangolite with Brochantite, Barite etc
stock #19.1-450
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County
New Mexico, United States
8.2 x 6.3 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $140
Spring 2020

A complex specimen with a mix of bright blue Spangolite crystals in several patches mixed with Brochantites. The Spangolites are sharp and gemmy under good magnification, the matrix is quite colorful and more rich than typical from this great USA locality. Typically Spangolite is a micro mineral in most collections, this has enough good coverage to be visible by naked eye but certainly far more beautiful under magnification.