The Tucson 2017 Mineral Showrooms

* Updated April 7th, 2017 *

MIN#TUCSON2017-42 Sold!

Spectacular and incredibly brilliant specimen of crystalline Native Gold on white Quartz matrix!
This is one of those very fine specmens that you come across every now and then that simply amazes
and grabs your attention. It's a large miniature sized Gold which displays the aesthetics and presense of
a much larger and much more expensive specimen. Quality crystalline Golds like this one don't come
along very often, regardless of their size. This specimen is incredible lustrous and is composed of crystals
from top to bottom. The color of the Gold is a rich, brilliant yellow and the piece could be displayed from
either side as both are equally as crystalline and equally as attractive. One of the finest Golds in Tucson!
From the Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer County, California.
Measures 7 cm by 7.5 cm by 1.3 cm in total size.
Comes with a custom made, labeled display base

Price $17,500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-43 Sold!

Large gemmy cubes of lavender phantomed blue Fluorite atop one another!
The surfaces of this cluster are super lustrous and only serve to further enhance the deep blue
coloration of the interiors which glow when exposed to even faint lighting. The phantoms frame
the cubes with a touch of lavender-purple and the surfaces are blemish-free. The back side displays
stepped faces which is suggestive of a rehealing process. The luster atop the faces is wet and intense.
From the La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada mining area, Siero, Asturias, Spain.
Measures 9.5 cm by 7.4 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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MIN#TUCSON2017-44 Sold!

Exceptional large cabinet plate of Native Sulfur crystals atop an Aragonite covered matrix!
The crystals are well formed and mostly gemmy with flashy, lustrous faces. There are dozens
of them in varying sizes and the eye appeal is off the charts! This is the largest specimen of
Native Sulfur I've ever offered on the website and it makes for an amazing centerpiece. The
plate is in excellent condition with barely a contact. It is beautifully trimmed, perfectly framing
the very bright, clean and visually pleasing cluster of Sulfur crystals. One of my Tucson favorites!
From the Cozzo Disi Mine, Casteltermini, Agrigento Province (Girgenti Province), Sicily, Italy.
Measures 20.5 cm by 23.8 cm by 6.4 cm in total size.

Comes with a custom made display base
Price $9500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-45 NEW!

Elegant specimen featuring gemmy green Tourmalines with blue capped terminations on Quartz!
This is an amazing cluster, featuring half a dozen Tourmalines, all of them super glassy and beautifully
striated with a rolling luster. Five of the Tourmalines display a vivid blue cap termination above the
gemmy to translucent green lengths. The sixth Tourmaline is a rehealed termination which displays the
faint beginnings of a blue cap which did not fully develop. The cluster of Tourmalines sit atop the front
side of a Quartz crystal which serves as the host matrix.
From Barra do Salinas, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Measures 6.5 cm by 8.2 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Price $4850

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MIN#TUCSON2017-46 NEW!

Exceptional Native Leaf Silver with Safflorite and Skutterudite from the Cobalt Mining District!
This is an amazing Silver - Easily one of the finest Cobalt specimens I've ever seen and I acquired
it for the website the moment it was offered to me. Atop the white matrix you have a beautiful display
of numerous lustrous Native Leaf Silvers, all standing upright, with grayish Safflorite crystal clusters
and Skutterudite nestled between. The leaves average around 2 cm in size and the visual display of
the specimen is very 3-dimensional. In excellent condition and very, very impressive! The Castle Mine
is a Silver Mine just west of Cobalt which has produced since 1917. It produced 6.5 million ounces of
Silver and 300,000 lbs of Cobalt by the end of 1931. The mine opened and closed again in the 1980's.
Mindat.org displays only a handful of photos for the locality with none being as impressive as this one.
From the Castle Mine, Haultain Township, Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada.
Measures 6.1 cm by 6.6 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Liebetrau Mineral Collection
Comes with an custom made, labeled display base

Price $8500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-47 Sold!

Exceptional cluster of Quartz var. Amethyst crystals in cluster!
Incredibly gemmy and deeply colored grape-jelly purple Amethyst crystals on a small amount of matrix.
The color and glassy luster of these crystals is among the best I've seen from Brandberg. The specimen
almost appears wet and the interiors glow in normal room lighting with internal phantoms quite visible.
From the Goboboseb Mts, Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 6.3 cm by 5.2 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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MIN#TUCSON2017-48 Sold!

Lustrous and iridescent Siderite epimorphs after Calcite crystals from South Africa!
An amazing specimen, these are actually Siderite epimorphs of former Calcite crystals which
have dissolved and been replaced in totality. The Calcite crystal habit has been perfectly preserved
but they are in actuality only shadows of their former selves in that they are now hollow casts of
Siderite. The hollow casts are pristine and blemish free with a slight iridescence atop the surfaces of
the largest crystal and a vibrant, rolling luster. I don't see these specimen often and this is a great one!
From the Broken Hill Mine, Aggeneys, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Measures 8.8 cm by 10 cm by 7.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Van Tichelen Collection
Price $1500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-49 NEW!

Gorgeous cluster of Aqua-blue Beryl var. Aquamarine crystals with minor Feldspar!
I love these pointed tip specimens from Brazil and this one features multiple terminations
atop gemmy, lustrous surfaces of bluish-green Aquamarine. The middle crystal with the
pointed termination is perfectly centered and framed by numerous crystals of varying size.
Those few terminations which are not complete are rehealed. In excellent condition.
From Mimoso do Sul, Espírito Santo, Brazil.
Measures 5.5 cm by 5 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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MIN#TUCSON2017-50 Sold!

Tremendous specimen featuring a rich assemblage of fine Native Silver wires with Acanthite on matrix!
This is one of the finest Silver wire specimens I've ever seen from the classic locality of Guanajuato and
the eye appeal, luster, and flash of this specimen is dazzling. The matrix emits a strong sparkle from
beneath the dozens and dozens of brilliant, twisting wires and an accenting of grayish Acanthite adds
additional contrast to this very visually pleasing specimen. In excellent condition, this is one of my favs!
From Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Measures 10.5 cm by 6 cm by 6 cm in total size.

Ex. Bergmann Mineral Collection
Price $7500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-51 NEW!

Tremendous rarity! A large lilac Apatite crystal sitting alongside a Beryl var. Aquamarine on Quartz!
Also with Albite and Muscovite, this is easily the finest Apatite-Beryl combo specimen I've seen from Maine
and I don't know of any others that even come close. This specimen was acquired privately back in 1969
by Richard Kosnar from Perham's Mineral Store which was located in West Paris, Maine. The specimen
actually comes with the original bill of sale. The purplish Apatite crystal is glassy lustrous and measures
2 cm in size. Its companion Aquamarine crystal measures a well matched 1.8 cm and is also quite lustrous
with reflective surfaces. Both crystals are sharp with only trivial contacts. The north side of the Aqua is
slightly irregular where it formed around a now missing Albite crystal. I can't stress how incredibly rare
a combination of this calibre is from Maine pegmatites, especially one in this condition and with the
aesthetical qualities of this very special, small cabinet sized specimen. In excellent condition overall.
From the Greenlaw Quarry, East Mount Apatite District, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine.
Measures 6.7 cm by 4.5 cm by 3.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Steve Perham, R. Kosnar Mineral Collections
Price $4850

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MIN#TUCSON2017-52 NEW!

Exceptional specimen of Calaverite crystals on Quartz matrix!
This is a very rich specimen of Calaverite which is a Gold Telluride. The Quartz matrix displays
numerous veins of the lustrous mineral alongside well formed Calaverite crystals. A closer look
with a loupe shows a surface which is literally covered with crystals, including one that measures
.6 cm in size! Specimens of this calibre from the old Cripple Creek Mining District are few and
far between and this is one of the richest and best examples of Calaverite that I've seen in years.
From Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek Mining District, Teller County, Colorado.
Measures 5.5 cm by 10.2 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Price $3250

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MIN#TUCSON2017-53 Sold!

Beautiful specimen featuring a perfect radial ball of Prehnite centered atop white Calcite xls!
Also with Quartz, this is a super aesthetic Prehnite specimen! Extremely lustrous and perfectly
placed, this Prehnite crystal ball is complete all the way around. It measures 3 cm wide and is one
of the finest examples I've seen from this locality. I love the Calcite crystal covered matrix that
 contrasts so well with the vibrant green Prehnite. In excellent condition and sits upright by itself.
From the Goboboseb Mts, Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 6 cm by 6.7 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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MIN#TUCSON2017-54 NEW!

Very impressive specimen of Native Gold on Quartz from Western Australia!
This is an super atractive specimen from down under, displaying crudely formed crystals of brilliant
native Gold draped atop and throughout marbeled Quartz matrix. The photos above display the specimen
from both the front and back sides. This is clearly a specimen that looks great from all sides! The Gold
is richly colored, indicating a very high purity, and is clean of any iron staining. Very lustrous and bright.
From Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia, Australia.
Measures 4.6 cm by 3.1 cm by 1.8 cm in total size. Weighs 39 grams.

Price $3500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-55 Sold!

Super aesthetic specimen of Native Wire Silver on Calcite matrix from Kongsberg!
This is easily one of the most artistic looking Native Wire Silvers I've seen in the miniature
size range. A firm, study wire rises high above the left side of the white Calcite matrix before
curling inwards at the very top. It's balanced on the right side by a smaller but equally impressive
wire and a looping wire situated atop the Calcite in the very center. This wire forms a complete
ring between the two vertical wires. All wires are strong and firmly attached to the Calcite matrix.
From the Kongsberg Silver Mining District, Svene, Flesberg, Buskerud, Norway.
Measures 5.5 cm by 2.5 cm by 1.6 cm in total size.

Ex. Jahfrey Silver Mineral Collection #9

Price $12,500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-56 NEW!

Lovely plate of pink Manganoan Calcite crystals from Colorado!
This cabinet sized plate is virtually flawless with a rich and consistant pink coloration throughout
terminated Calcite crystals. The Calcite is the middle stands upright and measures 4 cm in size.
It is surrounded by numerous crystals of lustrous, terminated Calcites, jutting out in all directions.
I can't stress enough the brilliance of this plate. It literally sparkles like a jewel when rotated in
just average room lighting and the pink intensifies in incandescent lighting. In excellent condition.
From the Red Mountain District, Ouray, Ouray County, Colorado.
Measures 11.7 cm by 11.5 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Betty Kalaskie Mineral Collection #1196
Price $1500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-57 Sold!

Exceptional specimen featuring a large, Marcasite phantomed Calcite crystal on smaller Calcites!
This lovely specimen is from a Calcite locality not often seen at the shows - The Conco Mine in upstate
Illinois. Specimens are quite scarce and Calcites of this size are almost impossible to find. This golden-
yellow crystal measures just shy of 8 cm in size and is pristine with a sparkling inclusion of Marcasite
and Pyrite just beneath the lustrous faces. Near the interior of the crystal is a very visible phantom
caused by an earlier termination being coated by Marcasite micro-crystals. Flashy with no contacts.
From the Conco Mine, North Aurora, Kane County, Illinois.
Measures 8.6 cm by 7.8 cm by 7.2 cm in total size.

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Price $2450

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MIN#TUCSON2017-58 Sold!

Super aesthetic specimen featuring crystals of Native Silver on a Native Copper crystal!
Also with green Epidote accenting the edges, the large, iridescent Copper crystal in the middle
plays host to nearly a dozen well formed, lustrous crystals of Native Silver. This is one of the
most appealing Copper-Silver combos I've seen in the miniature size range in the past two decades.
From the Kearsarge Lode, Kearsarge Mine, Kearsarge, Houghton County, Michigan.
Measures 4.8 cm by 4 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Charles Leavitt Mineral Collection
Price $3500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-59 NEW!

Exceptional halfbreed of dendritic Native Copper partially coated by Native Silver!
This specimen is from the famous White Pine Mine and the finest Coppers and Silvers from
there have an incredible dendritic form of growth. This one however features fine dendritic
crystals of both minerals together on the same large specimen. The display is spectacular and
the luster flows freely over both the white Silver surfaces and reddish-brown Copper crystals.
The Silver near the top becomes so heavy in areas that it almost appears to be pseudomorphing
the Copper crystals but I still think it may just be a secondary coating. Regardless, the visual
impact and eye appeal is incredible. Can be displayed from either side but this is my favorite.
From the White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon County, Michigan.

Measures 16.5 cm by 10.2 cm by 2 cm in total size.

Price $4500

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MIN#TUCSON2017-60 NEW!

Great looking specimen of Galena cubes stacked atop Dolomite covered matrix with Calcite crystals!
One of my favorite specimens from Tucson, this cabinet display piece features three large mirror-bright
Galena cubes perched atop one another. The largest of these measures 6.5 cm across the corners. At the
top are a couple of frosted Calcite crystals and along the base and bottom side are numerous golden Calcites.
The Galenas are complete with a stepped back side formation. In wonderful condition with loads of eye appeal.
From the Brushy Creek Mine, Greeley, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri.
Measures 11.2 cm by 11.2 cm by 7.5 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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MIN#TUCSON2017-60b NEW!

Impressive specimen featuring stacked crystal cubes of Halite from Poland!
I love these classic Halite specimens and this is the largest stacked cube pillar that I've seen in a long
time. The bottom cubes are colored brown by Hematite coating and as you move up the pillar towards
the top, the Halite cubes become clearer and translucent. You can still see the Hematite inclusions but they
become more of an internal phantom near the top. Lustrous and glassy, the crystal surfaces are all pristine.
From the Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland.
Measures 15 cm by 4 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Robert Nowakowski Mineral Collection
Price $2450

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MIN#TUCSON2017-60d NEW!

Beautiful cluster of pink Rose Quartz crystals on matrix!
Numerous glassy, terminated Rose Quartz crystals grew together on matrix to create this
stunning specimen! The back side shows that the crystals formed against a large crystal of
Orthoclase which is no longer present. This allows for the passage of light through the pink,
transparent gemmy crystal tips along the top. In excellent condition with a dazzling flash.
From the Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Measures 5 cm by 6.5 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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MIN#TUCSON2017-60e NEW!

Cute miniature sized halfbreed featuring rounded crystals of Native Silver on Native Copper!
The Silver crystals are lustrous and bright, measuring to .9 cm. They formed inside a small opening
between the Copper and the vug can be seen in the very center of the specimen. It opens up and goes all
the way through to the backside. The Central Mine was opened in 1854 and remains a favorite of collectors.
From the Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw County, Michigan.
Measures 5.2 cm by 4 cm by 1.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Phillips Mineral Collection
Price $895

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