The Tucson 2017 Mineral Showrooms

* Re-Updated August 23rd, 2017 *

 
 

MIN#TUCSON2017-41 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#TUCSON2017-42 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#TUCSON2017-43 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#TUCSON2017-44 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#TUCSON2017-45 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#TUCSON2017-47 Sold!

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#TUCSON2017-48 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#TUCSON2017-49 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#TUCSON2017-50 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#TUCSON2017-51 Sold!

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#TUCSON2017-52 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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MIN#TUCSON-53 NEW!

Super lustrous and scarce specimen of crystalline Native Leaf Gold on white Quartz matrix!
The Gold appears as brilliant leaves which emerge from and sit atop the bright white Quartz.
The color of the Gold is a very lustrous butter-yellow indicating a small Silver presence in
the mix. One of the most aesthetic Golds from a collection of Oriental Mine specimens.
From the Oriental Mine, Alleghany, Forest District, Sierra County, California.
Measures 3.6 cm by 3.3 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.

Price $4500

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MIN#TUCSON-54 NEW!

Spectacular large cabinet specimen of sparkling Rhodochrosite over Sphalerite and Galena matrix!
This is easily the largest Mexican Rhodochrosite I've ever seen. I'm told it is one of the largest specimens in private
hands. The surfaces are virtually pristine with a heavy coverage of sparkling Rhodochrosite atop the Sulfide crystal matrix.
The Rhodochrosite is micro-crystalline with a strong reddish-pink salmon coloration. This would make a wonderful centerpiece.
From the Potosí Mine, Aquiles Serdán, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 15.2 cm by 13.7 cm by 9.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
Comes with a labeled display stand
Price $12,500

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MIN#TUCSON-55 NEW!

Very fine example featuring numerous Boleite cubes on hardened matrix!
There are literally dozens of these lustrous blue crystals, with the largest cubes measuring around .6 cm
in size. All are stable on the matrix and there is no damage to speak of except for trivial bumps. The cubes
are also mostly clean with very little matrix attachment. The corners glow under lighting. In excellent condition.
From the Amelia Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalía, Mun. de Mulegé, Baja California Sur (BC Sur), Mexico.
Measures 7.5 cm by 7 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

Price $3500

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MIN#TUCSON-56 NEW!

Luscious grape jelly-purple Fluorite with zoning and Barite crystals!
One of the prettiest Berbes Fluorite from the show, this specimen has all the qualities collectors look for.
Deep, gemmy purple cubes. Strong color zoning. And last but not least, large blades of cream colored
Barite atop the cluster and along the base. In excellent condition with no contacts worth mentioning.
From Berbes, Berbes Mining Area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain.
Measures 10.2 cm by 8.3 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.
Comes with an engraved display stand

Price $2850

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