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Variscite with Wavellite - unusual German locality
stock #20.1-748
Ronneburg U Deposit
Thuringia, Germany
8.6 x 5.8 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $240
Pre Tucson

A mix of bright green Variscite and powder blue Wavellite from the Ronneburg Uranium mines. The Wavellite is mostly blue but some is colorless and a few areas are actually clear, transparent balls. The Variscite is translucent on close exam and has several different green hues. This locality is not well-known to many collectors outside Europe but it is an incredible zone for fascinating and complex mineralogy, rare species and interesting associations. This specimen is quite good sized, colorful and is well covered on both sides with these Phosphate minerals. Under magnification the spheres, are unusually lustrous. Ex Vrzal collection.

Variscite with Crandallite and Wardite - classic US
stock #21.1-331
Little Green Monster Mine, Clay Canyon
Utah, United States
7.7 x 4.5 x 1.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
New Year 22

A half nodule from the famed Variscite locality of Clay Canyon. This is quite an unusual nodule, it has complex zoned "eyes" showing these three Phosphates in concentric circles. An impressive illustration of the sequential deposition and alteration of these minerals, the details are especially striking. With good magnification it can be seen that there are small open cavities between some of the rings which contain micro crystals of other unidentified species. An early piece from the classic finds by Ed Over and Arthur Montgomery. In excellent condition, the color is a little brighter in person, overall a choice and mineralogically interesting piece of a type I have never seen before.

Variscite half nodule with Crandallite and Wardite
stock #21.1-330
Little Green Monster Mine, Clay Canyon
Utah, United States
7 x 5.5 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Late Summer 2021

A complete half nodule of colorful phosphate minerals from this famed, classic US locality. The nodule has a full mineralized edge rim in perfect condition with no chipping or missing bits which is most desired. The color zoning of the bright yellow to greenish Crandallite is especially distinct on this specimen, it has a clear separation line and contrasts well with the inner white and green interior. This piece is from the early excavations at this site by the legendary team of Over and Montgomery. Choice and better in person.

Variscite- pure gem nodule
stock #AX-9-074
Utahlite Hill, Lucin, Lucin Sistrict, Pilot Range, Box Elder County
Utah, United States
11.4 x 8.5 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $440


A big polished half nodule of very choice gem grade Variscite with top grade color. Some patterns showing faintly but overall a strong and even color. 328 grams nearly all gem grade with just a thin skin on the exterior, super rich. This is an old piece from the less well known Utahlite Hill that had a more pure Variscite than the better known Clay Canyon locale.

Variscite with Wardite crystals etc.
stock #13.1-362
Little Green Monster Mine, Clay Canyon, Fairfield
Utah, United States
5.8 x 4 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $120
pre Tucson 2015 update

An unpolished Variscite etc. nodule showing many of the associated species (Crandellite etc.) and having a fine vug of blue green Wardite in distinct crystals. Often Wardite from the Fairfield area is white or grey, this is a much more attractive color and the crystals are very sharp, clear and much better than typical.