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.
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
Utahlite Hill, Lucin, Lucin Sistrict, Pilot Range, Box Elder County
11.4 x 8.5 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
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.
Little Green Monster Mine, Clay Canyon, Fairfield
5.8 x 4 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
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.