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The Tucson 2015 Mineral Showrooms

* Re-Updated January 16th, 2017 *

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Exceptional Native Silver wires with Acanthite crystals and on Silver matrix!
This is a MAJOR Native Silver and one of the finest I've ever seen from the Hongda Mine!
First of all, it's an impressive small cabinet in size. Secondly, the Native Silver - Acanthite base gives
rise to over a dozen wires, all curling upwards like flames of a fire. The wires are highly lustrous and
brilliant with some displaying a secondary crystallization atop the striated surfaces. It appears that
small Silver crystals began to form at some point atop some of the wires, giving them a serious amount
of sparkle to go with the noticeable luster. The base of the specimen is mostly Native Silver with some
scattered Acanthite crystals and Acanthite micro-crystals. There also appears to be a greenish mineral
along the left back side wires that may be Sphalerite. The surface patina is a beautiful golden-brown.
From the Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu Co., Datong Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China.
Measures6.5 cm by 8.2 cm by 3.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Kevin Ward Mineral Collection
Price $55,000

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Rich specimen of Native Gold on Quartz covered matrix!
This specimen is covered from one end to the other with fine crystalline clusters of Native
Gold and is probably one of the richest specimens at the show in terms of coverage. Under
magnification, you can see hundreds of fine crystals, all arranged in dense dendritic patterns.
This locality has been mined since the Romans and is literally full of ancient mines with an open pit.
From Rosia Montana (Verespatak), Alba County, Romania.
Measures 6.5 cm by 5.8 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.

Ex. N. Yedlin, Charles Leavitt, Hauck Mineral Collections
Price $2450

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Brilliant and quite exceptional crystalline Native Silver in white Calcite on matrix!
This is one of the finest Moroccan Silvers I've seen from Bou Azer. Not only is the crystalline structure
bright and lustrous, but it also sits atop the bright white Calcite which sits atop host matrix rock. I can't recall
seeing another on matrix Silver from this locality. The specimens I've seen in the past come with the Calcite
but not the hard rock matrix. The eye appeal of this specimen is superb with the transition from lustrous Silver
to white Calcite to gray matrix. Whoever did the trimming on this specimen did an excellent job. I love this piece!
From the Bouismas Mine, Bou Azer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco.
Measures 12.8 cm by 8.3 cm by 6 cm in total size.

Price $9500

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Exceptional large cabinet plate of Amethyst crystals on a unique looking brown matrix!
Believe it or not, it was the matrix that first attracted my attention when I came across this very
impressive large plate at the show. It looked like the cracked clay bed of a dry river bottom and it
was covered with a sparkling druse. I've not another another matrix like it from Piedra Parada and
the large Amethyst crystals that sit atop are absolutely perfect and pristine. They are fully terminated
with gemmy interiors and a glowing purple coloration. The largest crystal is doubly terminated and lays
horizontally to the matrix. It measures 5.5 cm in length. The other Amethyst crystals vary in size and rise
vertically atop the dazzling surface. This is one of my favorites from the show. It's a superb display piece.
From Piedra Parada (Piedras Parado), Mun. de Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico.
Measures 18 cm by 25 cm by 8.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Heinz Gugeler Mineral Collection
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Sharp, lustrous crystals of Azurite with Malachite on Calcite covered matrix!
This is a tremendous old time classic from Zacatecas. It was formally in the famed Romero Collection
before being donated to the University of Arizona Mineral Museum. With so much attention paid to the
Milpillas specimens these days, the old classic Azurites from Mexico are being somewhat overlooked
and this is definately one that should be taken notice of. The surface of this plate is covered from one
end to the other by dozens of glassy-lustrous Azurite crystals. The crystals measure to 1.4 cm in size
and average around 1 cm in size. They display chisel-tip terminations and many are doubly terminated.
Surrounding the dark blue Azurite crystals are transparent Calcites and a small cluster of Malachite
ps after Azurite crystals to the far right. They all sit atop a matrix covered with smaller Calcites and
the specimen is in excellent condition overall, with most contacts being limited to the trimming edge.
From Concepción del Oro, Mun. de Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Measures 9 cm by 14 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Miguel Romero, University of Arizona Mineral Museum Collections
Featured in The Mineralogical Record Mexico Edition

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Very rare! Aesthetic combination featuring Anhydrite blades on yellow Calcite crystals with Fluorite!
This is a rare specimen, the likes of which I haven't seen in many years. Very few were discovered
and they are almost impossible to find in the marketplace. This piece, as almost all that appear for sale,
is from an older collection. Matrix specimens with aesthetics and isolated crystal sprays like this one are
a true prize! This competition-level specimen is unique for its aesthetics, in that the 3-dimensional cluster
of Anhydrite, with crystals measuring to 10 cm, is balanced against a pedestal of Calcite crystals. It is from
the noted Mexican collection of Dr. Peter Megaw, who travels extensively in Mexico and specializes in
Mexican minerals. These blue Anhydrite blades in in excellent condition and perfectly fram the Calcites.
From Mantos Mixtos, Naica Mine, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 10.5 cm by 7.8 cm by 6.9 cm in total size.

Ex. Dr. Peter Megaw Mineral Collection
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Exceptional combination of Beryl var. Aquamarine perched atop Cassiterite!
Also with Muscovite, this is a superb Aquamarine combo and the aesthetics are incredible.
The largest Aqua crystal measures nearly 7 cm in size and displays a lovely blue coloration
along with glassy surfaces and a gemmy, transparent interior. It is accompanied by several
smaller Aquamarines and fine Muscovite blades along the left edge. The Aquamarine sits
aesthetically atop a super lustrous, black Cassiterite crystal measuring 3.6 cm in size. The
combo is in excellent condition with the only contact being along the bottom separation zone.
From Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China.
Measures 7.5 cm by 5.5 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.

Price $5500

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Elongated stalactites of reddish-orange Calcite!
This fine specimen displays at least five terminated stalactites, measuring to
6.5 cm at the center. The tips are complete and well rounded and any incomplete
crystals are limited to the back side where the specimen was trimmed from its host
matrix. The surfaces are slightly matted and the soft luster is subdued and satiny.
From Alzada, Carter County, Montana.
Measures 6.7 cm by 3.8 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.

Price $895

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Gemmy crystal of Beryl var. Emerald on Schist matrix from Russia!
This 2.1 gem sits beautifully atop the reflective matrix. The crystal is mostly transparent with a
lovely light green coloration and glassy surfaces. It is doubly terminated with both terminations
set into the Schistic matrix. A good looking Russian Emerald specimen with a strong inner glow.
From Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia.
Measures 3.3 cm by 2.5 cm by 1.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Williams Mineral Collection
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Classic specimen of Rhodochrosite rhombs sitting atop Quartz matrix!
Beautiful specimen featuring a pair of Rhodo rhombs measuring 2.3 cm and 1.8 cm in size.
Both rhombs are pristine with no damage and well defined crystal faces. They sit aesthetically
atop a white Quartz matrix with other associated Sulfides. This is one of the better Sunnyside
Rhodochrosites I've seen recently and it could be trimmed is so desired. It's impressive as is.
From the Sunnyside Mine, Silverton Mining District, San Juan County, Colorado.
Measures 5.5 cm by 5.3 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.
Price $2500

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Amazing specimen of Silver pseudomorphing after Acanthite crystals!
This is a tremendous Silver pseudo and the first I have seen from the Rayas Mine. The Native Silver has
pseudomorphed the majority of the Acanthite and also appears as small wires atop the crystal surfaces.
The habit of the Acanthites is somewhat hoppered and this has been well preserved by the Native Silver.
Interestingly enough, there is also Calcite present in the center of the specimen and a small purple Fluorite.
From the San Juan de Rayas Mine (Rayas Mine), Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Measures 5.2 cm by 5.7 cm by 4.1 cm in total size.

Ex. Romero, Stoudt Mineral Collections
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Rare! Traslucent green octahedrons of Fluorite on white Quartz!
This is the first and only specimen of Fluorite I've seen from this rare locality near Austin in
the great state of Nevada. I know Austin as a famous locality for Silver minerals but this obscure
Fluorite find appeared in the marketplace a couple of decades ago and quickly disappeared. There
are over half a dozen octahedrons of grassy-green Fluorite here, with the largest of these measuring
right at 4.3 cm in size. They also exhibit a bluish-purple fluorescence under UV lighting. Overall the
specimen sits well and is in very good condition with matted surfaces. Only 3 examples on mindat.org.
From a locality near Austin, Iowa Canyon District, Lander Co., Nevada.
Measures 8.5 cm by 6.5 cm by 5.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Trimingham Mineral Collection (Acquired in 1992)
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VERY RARE! Lovely specimen featuring a combination of Amethyst crystals with Rhodochrosite!
This is a very rare specimen from a small, obscure find at the Broken Hill Mine in Australia. Only a handful
of these amazing specimens were found and very few were of quality like this one due to the restrictive nature
of the small pocket. Most were damaged or matrix contacted. This specimen features pinkish crystalline balls of
Rhodochrosite alongside numerous, well formed and terminated Amethyst Quartz crystals. In fine condition.
From the North Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia.
Measures 6.2 cm by 4.7 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Milton Lavers Mineral Collection
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Gorgeous crystals of gemmy golden Calcite on reddish Sphalerite crystal covered matrix!
This is a Tri-State classic, featuring transparent golden Calcites, some with internal phantoming. The crystals
are beautifully striated with a super glassy luster. The terminations are complete with barely a contact anywhere.
From Joplin Field, Tri-State District, Jasper County, Missouri.
Measures 14 cm by 12.3 cm by 5 cm in total size.

Ex. H. A. Ford Mineral Collection with original label

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Rare specimen featuring slightly pink rhombs of brilliantly lustrous Calcite in cluster with Sphalerite and Quartz!
This is a difficult locality to collect because very few Calcites appear in the marketplace. This specimen probably
dates back to the 1960's or earlier. The largest rhombs are penetrating and almost appear to be twins. The crystal
in the center measures nearly 7 cm in size! In excellent condition with a wet, almost waxy looking surface luster.
From the Gibraltar Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 9 cm by 6 cm by 6.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Stoudt Mineral Collection

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RARE! Large crystals of Native Copper perched atop a cluster of crystalline Copper dendrites!
This impressive miniature is from one of the most obscure localities in the Keweenaw Peninsula - the old
Empire Mine. This mine, besides being the source of some incredible Datolite specimens through the years,
also produced some fine dendritic Copper specimens. This is the first I've seen which also included larger
Copper crystals and I was very pleased to find it at the show. The largest crystal measures just shy of an inch.
From the Iron City Mine (Empire Mine), Mosquito District, Copper Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan.
Measures 5.5 cm by 4.8 cm by 3.4 cm in total size.

Price $985

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Brilliant rhombs of transparent Calcite clustered atop a green Malachite covered matrix!
A lovely specimen with great visual contrast between the stark white and mostly translucent to
transparent Calcite rhombs and the mossy-green textured Malachite. Along the upper right edge
is a Malachite stalactite that rises as high or slightly higher than the Calcite crystal cluster to its
left. This adds great balance to the specimen. In very good condition with only minor contacts.
From the Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 4.2 cm by 6 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.

Ex. Dawson Calcite Collection

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Exceptional specimen featuring dozens of fine Silver dendrites on Quartz matrix!
This is one of the most impressive San Genaro Silvers I've seen in years and it is literally
covered with Silver crystals, spinel-twins, and feather-like dendrites across the entire surface.
The crystals are sharp and lustrous with a golden-brown antique patina. The specimen is quite
heavy due to its coverage and the Quartz matrix is heavily filled with small Acanthite crystals.
From the San Genaro Mine, Castrovirreyna Dist., Castrovirreyna Prov., Huancavelica Dept., Peru.
Measures 4.5 cm by 8.2 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Price $5500

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Gorgeous golden Fluorite with color zoning surrounding Sphalerite and Calcite crystals!
A beautiful combination to say the least. This fine Fluorite has a rich, bright golden coloration with
lavender zoning on many of the gemmy cubes. It surrounds a large Sphalerite in the center and hosts
a smaller Sphalerite crystal near the top. The larger Sphalerite is accenting by doubly terminated,
light yellow Calcite crystals. In very good condition overall with only trimming edge contacting.
From the Ozark-Mahoning Mine, Cave-In-Rock Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois.
Measures 9.5 cm by 7.5 cm by 5.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Trimingham Mineral Collection (Acquired in 1968)
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Large lustrous plate of vibrant botryoidal Malachite!
This is an incredible large cabinet plate which features some of the most intense luster
I've seen in a Malachite specimen. The surfaces are dazzling, displaying a grape-like
botryoidal formation with several small stalactitic Malachites growing upwards toward
the back edge. This specimen is also very 3-dimensional with a rising ridge along the back
creating the impression of a mountain range with valley below. For a specimen of this size,
the rounded surfaces are in excellent condition with only a few slight contacts scattered about.
From the Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China.
Measures 6.3 cm by 18.8 cm by 9.8 cm in total size.

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Fine specimen featuring Silver ps after Dycrasite!
This specimen caught my eye at the show because it looked so much like a Chlorargyrite
in form, texture, and color. It's actually Silver pseudomorphing Dycrasite crystals and one
of the most unique specimens of this material that I've seen. The display side crystals are
short and flat-topped with a slight texture. These rise upwards from a matrix consisting of
dendritic Silver crystals, imparting the specimen with a two sided personality. There's a really
neat vug near the right side which is completely lined with crystals. This is one of my favorites.
From Príbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic.
Measures 6.2 cm by 8 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Fred Meissner Mineral Collection
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Super fine specimen of crystalline Native Silver with white Calcite!
This specimen is crystalline dendritic form in all its wonder and glory. It's incredibly aesthetic
and the sharp crystal dendrites are some of the best I've seen recently from this classic locality.
From the White Pine Mine, Ontonagon County, Michigan.

Measures 3.5 cm by 4 cm by .8 cm in total size.

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Impressive specimen featuring sharp crystals of Acanthite on Calcite matrix!
This is one of the best examples of Acanthite I've seen from this lesser seen locality. The mine is
located along the west slope of Wallace Mountain and is the result of a merger between the Bell
and Highland Lass mines. It has been mined since 1930 with the original workings having produced
ore since 1909. This specimen displays numerous crystals of lustrous Acanthite in a seam of white
Calcite. They measure to nearly 1 cm in size and have very distinct, well formed crystal faces.
From the Highland Bell Mine, Beaverdell, Greenwood Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada.
Measures 6 cm by 6 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

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Very aesthetic specimen of Native Wire Silver rising up above a Native Silver matrix!
Stunning specimen of Native Silver in true arborescent style. I can't imagine a more attractive, tree-like
Native Silver from China. The wires of this specimen are perfectly balanced in size and position. They sit
atop a matrix that is a mix of wires and massive Silver and all of the main vertical wires seem to originate
from a central point or "trunk". The patina is a lovely soft, almost iridescent color over lustrous surfaces.
From Yueshan Ag-Pb-Zn deposit, Huangtun Township, Lujiang Co., Hefei Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
Measures 8 cm by 7 cm by 2.4 cm in total size.

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Tri-State Classic featuring gorgeous crystals of deep golden Calcite on Chert matrix!
This is one of the finest Tri-State Calcites that I've ever offered. The crystals are gemmy with
some of the best golden color you'll ever see from this classic mining district. Their color is more
in line with something you'd see coming from the Elmwood Mine! I love the way three distinct
crystals habits appear on the same matrix, with the largest crystal in the back being doubly
terminated. It measures 7.5 cm in length and it as clear as glass near the tips and along the
upper edge. I can read the label card through the interior of the crystal! In excellent condition
with no damage to speak of - this specimen is incredibly well preserved considering its age.
From the Picher Mine, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.
Measures 9 cm by 11.8 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

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Impressive plate featuring numerous Benitoite crystals on a bed of white Natrolite!
Well over a dozen Benitoite crystals atop this plate with lots of blue gem to appreciate if
you're a stone cutter. I prefer the specimen to remain as is however. The crystals exhibit
a strong satiny luster and average 1.5 cm in size. There are in excellent condition save for
a couple of small contacts near the trim edge that get lost without the aid of magnification.
Benitoite plates of this magnitude are few and far between in the marketplace today so this
represents a rare opportunity if you need a fine small cabinet sized plate for your collection.

From the Dallas Gem Mine, San Benito County, California.
Measures 7.5 cm by 8.2 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Price $7500

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Very fine plate of deep green Pyromorphite crystals on matrix!
This plate is in excellent condition and I don't detect any visible contacts among the hundreds of
terminated crystals. The color can best be described as pure lime-green with just a light touch of
chartreuse. The surfaces are very lustrous and reflective, bouncing light as the specimen is rotated.
From the Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Measures 9 cm by 11.5 cm by 2.5 cm in total size.

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Large gem Topaz crystals set atop Smoky Quartz from Namibia!
This was by far the most impressive Namibian multi-Topaz specimen at the show and it one of
the best I've seen in years. There are three terminated Topaz crystals here, measuring from
3 cm to nearly 4 cm in size. A fourth smaller Topaz is located on the back edge along the trimming
zone. The Smoky Quartz crystals are complete and terminated and display some internal phantoming
beneath the light brown exteriors. The crystals are all complete with some rehealing on the bottom
side. The Topaz crystals are gemmy for the most part with a very slight greenish-blue coloration.
From the Erongo Mountain, Usakos-Omaruru Districts, Namibia.
Measures 6.3 cm by 8.8 cm by 8.5 cm in total size.

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Bright, glowing orange crystals of translucent Orpiment on matrix!
A lovely specimen from the famous find of approximately seven years ago. I don't see many
in this size range these days and this specimen is very well trimmed with few contacts. The
largest crystal is nearly gemmy and measures 3.5 cm in size. The luster is strong and glassy.

From the Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi District, Humboldt County, Nevada.
Measures 8.5 cm by 5.9 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

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Beautiful specimen of bluish-green Aurichalcite from the famous Kelly Mine!
Layers of various shades of blue-green color this specimen, all atop a concave structured
cast. The bottom side is displayed in the second photo and displays the radial patterned,
lustrous nodules that form the bottom side of the specimen. The specimen is in excellent
shape with barely a contact anywhere along the top layers which range from glossy smooth to
satiny. The thin crack seen along the right edge is only a small surface crack along one of the

top layer. It is natural in origin and has no bearing on the structural strength of the specimen.
From the Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico.
Measures 7.5 cm by 4.1 cm by 3 cm in total size.

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