The Tucson 2017 Mineral Showrooms

* Re-Updated August 23rd, 2017 *

 
 
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MIN#TUCSON-61 NEW!

Large crystal of terminated Tanzanite on matrix!
This is one of the first Tanzanite matrix specimens to appear in America I am told. It was acquired
in the 1970's by famed collector F. J. Barlow and was a major addition to his collection at that time
because Tanzanites, and especially matrix Tanzanite, were pretty much making their initial splash
after the stone was only just discovered in 1967. This is an impressive stone and was probably one
of the finest examples at that time although much larger specimens have since come to market. It
displays a perfect textbook termination and is unheated so the trichroic properties are fully present.
The stone itself measures just shy of 4 cm tall at 3.8 cm by 2.1 cm by 2.1 cm in total size. It is gemmy
but does display some of the common internal crazing. It sits atop a matrix of Calcite and Zoisite.
This is a good looking matrix Tanzanite but the fact that it was one of the first to come to America and
its famous provenance make it historically significant. It is also pictured under Tanzanite on Wikipedia.
From the Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania.
Measures 4.8 cm by 3.5 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Ex. F. J. Barlow Collection
Comes with a custom made display stand

Price $17,500

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MIN#TUCSON-62 Sold!

Breathtaking specimen featuring small nodules of Blue Smithsonite on matrix!
This is a rarer variety of Kelly Mine Smithsonite - much rarer than the pure botryoidal variety,
and the luster it exhibits is intense and brilliant! The photograph above displays some of the
brilliance but the piece must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. In excellent condition.
From the Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico.
Measures 5.5 cm by 7.8 cm by 4.1 cm in total size.

Price $785

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MIN#TUCSON-63 NEW!

Very rare specimen featuring a thin layer of Native Silver atop Chalcocite from the Tsumeb Mine!
Fine examples of Native Silver from the Tsumeb Mine are rare enough but this specimen exhibits a nearly 3 cm
Native leaf Silver atop the center crystal faces of the grayish-iridescent Chalcocite! Also with Quartz along the edges.

From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 6 cm by 6.7 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.
Ex. Uli Bahmann Mineral Collection

Price $2850

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MIN#TUCSON-64 Sold!

Super aesthetic specimen of Native Wire Silver from Freiberg!
This is easily one of the most artistic looking German Native Wire Silvers I've seen in the miniature
size range.  The specimen takes on the appearance of a bending tree as it leans towards the left and
gives rise to numerous smaller wires which sprout out and upwards from the much thicker "trunk".
Interestingly, one wire bends downward and touches the ground. Beautifully patinaed and structured.
Arborescent Silvers are always among the most popular and this one fully captures that appearance.
From the Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Measures 5.5 cm by 8 cm by 3 cm in total size.

Ex. Wendel, Kevin Ward Mineral Collections

Price $18,500

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MIN#TUCSON-65 Sold!

Attractive cluster of yellowish-orange Wulfenite crystals in cluster!
This is a really fine specimen and the condition of these thin Wulfenite blades is excellent.
The blades are very glassy and transparent to translucent with a mustard-yellow coloration.
There's only a couple of incomplete crystal blades which is pretty amazing and the host matrix
is dark, allowing for excellent color contrast. From the old Defiance Mine which is still located
near the old Arizona ghost towns of Courtland and Gleeson. The mine is visible in the distance.
From the Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Turquoise District (Courtland-Gleeson Dist.), Cochise Co., Arizona.
Measures 10.3 cm by 6.5 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.

Price $895

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MIN#TUCSON-66 NEW!

Gorgeous display specimen featuring large white stalactites of Aragonite perched alongside green Fluorite!
This is an impressive specimen to say the least. It's the first combination of Fluorite with Aragonite that
I've seen in the marketplace even though it's found throughout the Rogerley Mine. I would guess that not
many are preserved during the extraction process. The stalactites of Aragonite here are absolutely beautiful
with five distinct points and snowy-white surfaces. They sit atop the left side of the matrix with gemmy green
Fluorite crystals measuring to 2.2 cm in size covering the entire right side. The Fluorites are often twinned
and display a strong fluorescence. Small frosted Galenas are scattered about among the Fluorite. In very
good condition overall with only a scattering of minor contacts. This is a superb large cabinet centerpiece.
From the Rogerley Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England.
Measures 25 cm by 16.5 cm by 11.4 cm in total size.

Comes with a custom made, engraved display base

Price $12,500

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MIN#TUCSON-67 NEW!

Impressive specimen featuring several Staurolites on Schistic matrix!
This nearly large cabinet sized plate features a perfect Staurolite cross right in the middle.
Very aesthetic and definately not as common these days. especially in this size range.
From Keivy Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Measures 14.5 cm by 9.2 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Rolf Wein Collection
Price $1450

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MIN#TUCSON-68 NEW!

Fine specimen of mustard-yellow Wulfenite blades with Calcite accents on Goethite covered matrix!
This is a classic specimen from the old Glove Mine and features fine glassy blades measuring to 2.5 cm.
Many of the blades are accented by sparkling Calcite along the tops and down the back sides. This gives a snowy
appearance to the cluster and makes for a beautiful contrast. In much better condition than what I normally see.

From the Glove Mine (Sunrise Mine), Cottonwood Canyon, Tyndall District, Santa Rita Mts, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona.
Measures 5.2 cm by 10 cm by 6.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Willard Wulff Collection
Price $1450

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MIN#TUCSON-69 NEW!

Lovely crystal of Spodumene var. Kunzite with Quartz!
This is a doubly terminated crystal which features a strong rolling luster atop well
striated surfaces. The color is very nice and even more intense when viewed across
the crystal length. One interesting feature is the color shift towards Spodumene just
above the bottom termination. You could almost call the crystal bi-colored and when
exposed to a light source, it glows from one end to the other. In excellent condition.
From Mawi Pegmatite, Nilaw-Kolum Pegmatite Field,  Du Ab Dist., Nuristan Prov., Afghanistan.
Measures 5.8 cm by 3.8 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.

Price $1500

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MIN#TUCSON-70 Sold!

Lovely specimen featuring Golden Topaz crystals with Muscovite on Albite matrix!
Every now and then I see fine examples of Golden Topaz off matrix but matrix specimens with fully transparent crystals
have become nearly impossible to find in today's market. The only specimens that appear every now and then are all from
collections, as this piece is. This specimen displays two golden Topaz crystals, the largest of which measures 5 cm in size.
The color is a glowing golden which deepens in incandescent lighting. The largest Topaz is so gemmy and transparent
that it's like gazing through a piece of golden colored glass. I can easily read print through the crystal. The surfaces of
both are glassy-lustrous with an excellent flash when rotated. The Topaz crystals sit atop a matrix of sparkling white
Cleavelandite blades and are accented along the right side by fine vertical blades of Muscovite. In excellent condition.
From Nyet-Bruk, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Measures 7.5 cm by 10 cm by 5.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Wally Mann, Webb Mineral Collections
Comes with a custom made, labeled display base
Price $14,500

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MIN#TUCSON-71 NEW!

Old time specimen of ISOLATED yellow Smithsonite nodules on Quartz crystals!
This is old Rush, Arkansas material, mined back in the early 1960s. It features a very unique look
with lustrous yellow nodules on brilliant Quartz crystals. These specimens are true Smithsonite and not
the "Turkey fat" pseudomorphs after Dolomite you usually see in the marketplace these days. This piece
is over 50 years old and is extremely rare. It's also in excellent condition with no visible contacts anywhere.
From Rush, Rush Creek District, Marion County, Arkansas.
Measures 5.2 cm by 6 cm by 2.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Bynum Mineral Collection
Price $985

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MIN#TUCSON-72 NEW!

Exceptional specimen featuring a brown Fluorite set atop white Calcite crystals inside a matrix vug!
A perfect stepped cube of rootbeer-brown Fluorite measuring 2.5 cm in size is perfectly set among bright
white Calcite scalenohedrons which line the interior surfaces of the matrix pocket. In excellent condition.
From the Pint's Quarry, Raymond, Black Hawk County, Iowa.
Measures 9.2 cm by 9.2 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Jacques Evlard Collection
Price $1500

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MIN#TUCSON-73 NEW!

Highly lustrous cluster of Calcite rhombs with snowy-white Calcite accents!
Fine Calcite specimens from New Mexico are quite rare but this cluster is really quite exceptional.
The rhombs exhibit a wet lustrous brilliance and most measure to 3.5 cm in size across the corners.
They sit atop a host rock matrix which displays a good amount of Sphalerite and Pyrite in addition
to a micro-crystalline Calcitic drusy which accents the back side of the rhombs and formed hollow
stick-like structures between some of the rhombs. In excellent condition with no contacts or bruises.
From the Groundhog Mine, Vanadium, Central District, Grant County, New Mexico.
Measures 9 cm by 8.2 cm by 6 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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MIN#TUCSON-74 Sold!

New Find! Impressive specimen of banded canary yellow Cadmium Smithsonite!
Yellow is one of the rarest colors of Smithsonite and this specimen is from a small recent find in
China and bright yellow coloration is very similar to older finds in Italy and Mexico. The surfaces
are satiny lustrous and very botryoidal in form with deep rolling mounds and grooves. Along both
edges is a beautiful banding of yellow over radiant white. In fine condition with pristine surfaces.
From Wei Nan, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China.
Measures 3.6 cm by 5.2 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.

Price $785

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MIN#TUCSON-75 NEW!

Aesthetic specimen  featuring a stair stepping display of Wulfenite tabs on Calcite!
I look the way the Wulfenites step up the matrix in ascending size until they reach the
largest crystal at top, measuring 2.2 cm in size. In excellent condition with barely a contact
anywhere and displaying lustrous, bright orange surfaces. One of the better miniatures I've seen.
From the Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mts (Sierra de Los Lamentos), Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 3.6 cm by 3 cm by 5.7 cm in total size.

Price $1500

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MIN#TUCSON-76 NEW!

Brilliant red crystals of Cuprite on white Dickite over a thin layer of smaller Cuprite crystals!
These fine crystals measure to just under 1 cm in size and exhibit an intense rolling luster over deep
red coloration. This specimen features a layer of white Dickite which further enhances the crystal color.
From the Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.
Measures 4.3 cm by 2.1 cm by 1.6 cm in total size.

Ex. Phillips Mineral Collection
Price $685

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MIN#TUCSON-77 NEW!

Glowing scepter crystal of Quartz var. Citrine perched atop a dark Smoky Quartz point!
This perfectly formed and boldly phantomed scepter crystal is a gorgeous example of Halluluah Junction
Citrine. Very aesthetic and in excellent condition with a rich, vibrant color and glassy, lustrous faces.
The interiors are completely gemmy to the point that you can read through the scepter like orange glass.
From Hallelujah Junction pit, Red Rock, Lassen County, California.
Measures 6.6 cm by 2.8 cm by 2.4 cm in total size.

Price $1450

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MIN#TUCSON-78 NEW!

Superb plate of lustrous pink Smithsonite!
This is a dazzling specimen, with a strong luster over unblemished botryoidal surfaces.
The color is pure pink with reddish undertones and the entire Smithsonite sits atop a small
bit of matrix with some slight layering. This is a very attractive and flashy Smithsonite and
specimens of this color and quality have become almost impossible to track down at the shows.
From the El Refugio Mine, Choix, Mun. de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Measures 11.2 cm by 6.9 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Barnett Mineral Collection
Price $1450

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MIN#TUCSON-79 NEW!

Fine, transparent crystals of Selenite growing between two layers of Selenite covered matrix!
This beautiful specimen is from the Lubin Mine which is an old Polish Copper Mine. The deep orange color
of the base matrix is from mineral impurities and it provides a colorful contrast for the glistening blades of
selenite which stretch between the matrix layers. This material came out years ago and has all but disappeared
from the mineral shows. The blades are in excellent shape, with many exhibiting fishtail twinning. Bright and lustrous!
From the Lubin Mine, Lubin, Lubin District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland.
Measures 6.3 cm by 20.8 cm by 9.2 cm in total size.

Price $985

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