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CATALOG 21109 - Vol. XXXVIII, No. 9. All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted: December 12, 2011.

AESCHYNITE-(Y)- Iveland, Aust Agder, Norway
A small lot of dark brown, pure resinous material secured from a university collection caused us much grief recently. It was simply identified as "maybe samarskite?" from this prolific locality, and we procedded to analyzed multiple specimens in the hope of pinning down their identity. Most of our studies showed the material to be aeschynite-(Y), but we also found microscopic intergrowths of polycase-(Y), samarskite-(Y) and other assorted mixtures similar to "ashanite" etc. in the samples! Hence, we confidently label them as aeschynite-(Y) and supply an analytical copy, but we also know there are other intergrowths of yttrium-rich phases throughout! The specimens are relatively pure, range from 1.5cm to 4.5cm, and are just 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each!

ANILITE- Painesdale, Houghton Co., Michigan
From the 2009 find, the first analytically confirmed occurrence for the species in Michigan, we have a good selection of brilliant, metallic greyish blue to nearly black splendant aggregates and masses of anilite in seams in white quartz matrix, many with malachite and possibly other secondary copper minerals very richly scattered. XRD data on unground material (copy supplied) by Michigan's Seaman Mineral Museum curator Dr. George Robinson, shows trace admixed chalcocite but otherwise nearly pure anilite at this new surface find!!! Perhaps the richest material ever encountered for the species, the first confirmed for the state, specimens from 3cm to monster 15cm specimens @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00, 60.00, 75.00, 100.00, and 150.00 each. Extremely heavy!

ARSENOPALLADINITE- Norilsk, Russia
A well-documented ore sample in a 2.5cm probe mount, accompanied by two SEM images and X-ray spectra identifying the included arsenopalladinite grain , associated with minor bornite, sperrylite and other phases. Only one available @ 175.00.

AUTUNITE and META-AUTUNITE- Apex Mine, Lander Co., Nevada
Tiny platy crystals and intergrown tabular sheaves of pale green autunite/meta-autunite lightly scattered on matrix, all brilliantly fluorescent and most with good micro potential as well. EDS-confirmed and each sample accompanied by a copy of our X-ray spectra, specimens from 2.5cm to 8cm @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00 each. A few significantly larger with light coverage to 15cm @ 75.00 each.

AXINITE-(Mn) aka MANGANAXINITE- Block D, Merelani, Arusha, Tanzania
We recently analytically confirmed this Mn-dominant axinite from the famous and prolific Merelani region, these occuring as pale bluish grey (some to slightly brownish) crystals and sections, all as tabular, glassy aggregates, most showing a few striated faces, with little or no matrix. A copy of our analytical work accompanies each glassy specimen, and sizes range from about 1cm to nearly 3cm tall @ just 15.00, 30.00 and 55.00 each. Few!

AZURITE with MALACHITE- Gettysburg Shaft, Savanna Mine, New Mexico
A rather large and ugly specimen from this obscure locality in the Tyrone area of Grant County, comprised of weathered azurite pods to 1.5cm across acattered in rock matrix, associated with films and small, flattened fibrous masses of malachite as well. Strictly a reference specimen with crude handwritten label, overall hefty size about 9x7cm @ just 45.00.

BEMENTITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Small but rich specimens of somewhat pearly, pale brown radiating bementite largely comprising matrix. Old samples from a private collection, sizes ranging from about 1cm to 2.5cm across @ just 15.00 and 35.00 each.

BERNDTITE-4H- Shamokin, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania
Minute yellowish plates with white tschermignite sparsely scattered and admixed with greyish powdery aggregate from an unusual mine fire locality. Small admixed amounts in a capsule @ 35.00.

BREDIGITE in SPURRITE- Camphouse, Ardnamurchan, Argyll, Scotland
Submicroscopic inclusions of vitreous bredigite sparsely scattered in dense, grey spurrite matrix. Old and rare material from thin section work back in the 1980s, all samples with at least one cut face, specimens from 2.5 to nearly 4cm across @ 45.00 and 65.00 each. List alternates!

BURKEITE- Wadi Natrum, Western Desert, Egypt
Excellent, white botryoids of burkeite richly scattered on and largely comprising matrix, occasionally with minor halite and/or trona. Great locality specimens and far superior to the California type material. Only a few on hand, all quite nice, sizes ranging from about 3cm to 5.5cm @ 30.00 and 55.00 each. Fine for this uncommon Na-carbonate-sulfate!

CALCIOLANGBEINITE - (#2011-06)- Yadovitaya, Tolbachik Volcnao, Kam., Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as very small (<1mm), colorless, coarse tetrahedral crystals and epitaxial overgrowths over langbeinite, here without matrixc and mounted on small carbon taped disks, all confirmed by microprobe to distinguish them from the more common langbeinite. Formula: K2Ca2(SO4)3 - cubic, IMA #2011-067, the Ca-analogue of langbeinite. From the second scoria cone (the fumerole named Yadovitaya means "poisonous"), type locality, of course, from this famous Kamchatka volcano, studied material, only a few available @ 100.00 each.

CALCITE- Barranca de Cobre, Chihuahua, Mexico
A finger-thick, elongated calcite crystal without matrix, here as a delightful, transparent specimen that is water-clear at the pinacoidal termination and slightly cloudy at its base, the terminated end showing an odd, triangular pattern outlined by a frosted rim. The prism faces are sharp and attractive as well, and this old Florence Mecke specimen measures 6.5cm tall @ just 45.00. Excellent crystal habit from an obscure locality!

CHALCOCITE on CALCITE- Flambeau Mine, Rusk Co., Wisconsin
From the find of about 15 years ago, these are MATRIX specimens of crudely tabular chalcocites perched on rhombs and masses of white calcite, exposed from surrounding rock matrix. While not as attractive (or expensive) as the single crystals we offered several years ago, seeing the matrix assemblage is largely unknown once the mine was closed and reclaimed. The chalcocites are nearly black, crude and range up to a 1cm+, with overall specimen sizes varying from about 4cm to 8cm across and priced according to quality at 40.00, 65.00 and 100.00 each. Surely considered an American classic!

CRYOLITHIONITE- Ivigtut, Greenland
Differing from the associated cryolite by the presence of lithium, cryolithionite occurs as translucent white masses in cryolite and siderite ore matrix, often differentiated by the slightly brownish tint seen in the cryolite. Now difficult to obtain, sizes from 1cm to 2.5cm @ 25.00, 35.00, and 50.00 each.

DESTINEZITE- Mina Manuel Rodriguez, Antofagasta, Chile
From perhaps the finest crystallized occurrence of this species in the world, these are small, organge-red elongated crystals of destinezite lightly scattered in vugs in matrix, some with minor gypsum and possibly other phases. Outstanding for the species despite their micro size, the specimens were found this past summer. Neat micro potential, matrix sizes range from about 2.5cm to 4cm across with commensurate quality at just 20.00 and 45.00 each.

EDENITE- Lloyd Barnes Farm, Wilberforce, Ontario. Canada
A MONSTER specimen, ex- A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum and accompanied by their label, comprised of large, dark green to nearly black striated crystals to 4cm (!!) fully scattered over the top surface of a huge 24x15x12cm matrix. The edenite is glassy and dark (largely opaque), and the piece is a superior amphibole specimen with a saw-cut base that allows the specimen to sit comfortably and safely, resulting in a (gasp!) display specimen for a rock forming mineral! Shipping will be a bear on this one, a beast at just 275.00!

ENSTATITE var: HYPERSTHENE- Barton Mine, North River, Warren Co. New York
Rich, black masses of ferroan enstatite (variety "hypersthene") largely comprising matrix, often with deep red pods of almandine garnet from this famous locality. Specimens of this orthpyroxene range from about 3cm to 6cm samples @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each, a few monster specimens to 20cm occasionally on hand -inquire!

FEITNECHTITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Small samples of black, granualr aggregates of this uncommon manganese mineral comprising matrix, occasionally with minor admixed pyrochroite and more typically other Mn-rich phases. Old and ugly stuff, sizes average about 1.5cm across # 45.00. Only a few!

FERROVALLERIITE (IMA #2011-068)- Oktyabr'sky Mine, Talnach, Norilsk, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, lamellar flakes about 1mm across with rounded to distictly hexagonal outlines without matrix, here isolated in a capsule. Formula: 2(Fe,Cu)S*1.5Fe(OH)2 - trigonal, approved IMA #2011-068. The mineral is named in allusion to its Fe2+ analog of the otherwise Mg-dominant valleriite in the hydroxide position. Only a few studied samples available @ 85.00 each. Type locality material, of course!

FERSMITE w/ ANCYLITE-(Ce)- Sheep Creek, Ravalli Co., Montana
This uncommon mineral occurs here as dark brown massive aggregates well scattered in quartz-rich matrix, associated with pinkish ancylite-(Ce) and minor black ferrocolumbite. Old material, ex-E.W. Heinrich and accompanied by a copy of his label, from this unusual Dark Star Claim Group locality, available as matrix specimens averaging about 5cm across @ 40.00 each.

GOLD- Edie Creek, nr. Wau, Morobe Province Papua New Guinea
We stumbled across a small lot of tiny gold nuggets among micromount specimens from Hatfield Goudey's stock, each individually boxed and labeled. The mines here operated extensively in the 1920s and 1930s, dwindling thereafter, and the tiny specimens are flattened and alluvial, most averaging barely a millimeter in legth and are matrix free. We hope to write a Mineral News article on the locality, but you can have one these tiny boxed gold samples @ just 20.00 each. Great locality stuff!

GRAFTONITE w/ MITRIDATITE- Bull Moose Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
An interesting find of micro, glassy golden to peach cololed graftonite crystals and aggregates sparsely scattered in vuggy matrix, most with richly scattered brown, fuzzy mitridatite lining vugs and exposed seams, occasionally with other phosphate species. Only a few specimens available, all with modest micro potential and priced according to quality and size, specimens from about 2cm to 4.5cm @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

GREENOCKITE- Ueberroth Mine, Friedensville, Pennsylvania
Numerous micro greenish yellow rounded masses and crusts of greenockite (CdS) scattered over limonitic matrix. An old specimen with accompanying cardboard label indicating the sample was donated to Michigan Mining College by L.L. Hubbard (b. 1849) from this fine Lehigh County locality, size about 5cm across @ 55.00.

HEMIMORPHITE- Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Socorro Co, New Mexico
A pair of heft specimens from this prolific locality, comprised of small, densely scattered hemimorphite crystals largely covering one entire surface of a quartz-rich matrix, these with small pods of galena as well. Quite fine for the locality, each sample with an A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum label, size 9x6cm @ 40.00. Neat!

KOBYASHEVITE (IMA #2011-066)- Kapital'naya Mine, Vishnevye Mts., Russia
Another NEW SPECIES, this one occurring as very small (0.1mm) prismatic crytsals and clusters on calcite and/or quartz matrix, showing a very pale bluish green to turquoise color. Formula: Cu5(SO4)2(OH)6*4H2O - triclinic - IMA #2011-066. Named for mineralogist Yuriy Stepanovich Kobyashev (1935-2009) from the Ilmeny Natural Reservein the Urals. Very rare, type locality , studied material, only a few tiny samples isolated in vials on hand @ 125.00 and 150.00 each, depending on size/coverage. List alternates!

KYANITE- Burnsville, Yancey Co., North Carolina
A modest batch of old specimens collected by E.W. Heinrich, comprised of thick bladed kyanite largely comprising matrix, occasionally with minor surrounding quartz as well. Much of the kyanite is greyish blue, often paler in larger, flattened specimens, sometimes curved when densely aggregates. Specimens range from about 9cm to 15cm long @ only 35.00 and 45.00 each.

LEMANSKIITE- El Guanaco Mine, nr. Taltal, Chile
This rare occurs as attractive, bright blue micro aggregates richly scattered in and on matrix. Formula: NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl.5H2O - tetragonal, and IMA-approved about ten years ago. Excellent coverage for this relatively new mineral from the original find, dimorphous with lavendulan, most specimens from about 1.2cm to nearly 3cm, a few larger, @ 65.00, 100.00 and 125.00 each.

NYBOITE with JADEITE- Gria Spilia, Syros Island, Kyklades, Greece
This rare amphibole occurs here as dark bluish grey aggregates richly scattered in matrix, associated with pale green, somewhat rounded jadeite and possibly other species. An interesting locality, most likely from the Palos Hill deposit, specimen sizes from about 2cm to 4.5cm across at 55.00, 85.00 and 125.00 each.

RHODOCHROSITE etc.- Poudrette Q. Mont St. Hilaire, Que., Canada
We recently obtained a large MSH collection, most in micro to TN sizes, and found a good number of rhodochrosite specimens, most collected in the years of 1980-1986. The rhodochrosite forms mostly small rhombs, drusy crystals or platy rosettes, and the colors range from peach to pale pink to red to brown with a variety of associations, most commonly aegirine, analcime, natrolite etc. Specimen are in plastic boxes and all are in the 1cm to 2cm size range and are priced according to quality at just 10.00, 15.00 and 20.00 each, with a couple at 25.00 as well, all considered micro material. If you would like a variety of habits/colors, we can supply a pleasing lot of three (3) different for just 45.00 per lot, all collected at least 25 years ago!

SCORODITE w/ LEPIDOCROCITE- Dernbach, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany
An old specimen, ex-A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, comprised of excellent micro crystals of scorodite richly scattered in congomerate-like matrix, here with seams of radiating, red-brown micro lepidocrocite evident as well! The color of the scorodites appears pale blue to olive green in fluorescent light, but under our incandescent microscope light, some turn somewhat red-brown a the core, with rather transparent tips! The stuff is strange and will yield much exellent micro material, and if time were not an issue, chemical analyses of several crystals might help explain the color change we observed! Only one specimen available, likely quite old, size about 5x4.5cm @ 85.00.

SILLIMANITE- Williamstown, South Australia, Australia
We recently uncovered a small lot of old Ward's Natural Science material comprised of densely aggregated, white fibrous sillimanite, most with minute amounts of red corundum, rutile or possibly other species. Excellent locality material from an old university stock, specimens range from about 3cm to just over 6cm across @ just 8.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Old stuff!

TVEITITE-(Y)- Rov-Gora Mt, Keivy, Kola Peninsula, Russia
We have had few of this species, always sold out immediately, and difficult to replace. Now, this from the third known occurrence in the world, is extraordinarily rich, nearly monomineralic masses of pale pinkish tveitite-(Y) largely comprising matrix, all showing a cream to orangish fluorescence under SW UV! Analyses have shown very high REE content with an ordered trigonal structure, the species confirmed by microprobe, XRD and optical studies as well! Specimens from about 1.5cm to nearly 2.7cm across @ 60.00, 75.00 and 95.00 each. A very rare fluorescent mineral!

VESUVIANITE variety CYPRINE- Ovstebo, Sauland, Telemark, Norway
An old specimen comprise of rich blue masses of cuprian vesuvianite (variety "cyprine") nicely scattered in quartz matrix, associated with minor purplish fluorite, pale green diopside, and possibly other species. In addition to the massive blue cyprine, one area shows some crude elongated 5mm crystal faces as well. This old sample is from the "type locality" for cyprine, and the hefty specimen measures about 11x10cm @ 75.00.

VIGRISHINITE (IMA #2011-073)- Peg #71, Malyi Punkaruaiv Mt., Kola, Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from the prolific Lovozero Massif, vigrishinite occurs as minute, pale pink to colorless aggregates isolated here in a capsule without matrix. Formula: Zn2Ti4-xSi4O14(OH,H2O,[])8, with (x<1), Triclinic, IMA approved # 2011-073, type locality material, of course. Named for Vikto Grigorievich Grishin (b. 1953), an amatuer mineralogist and prominent Russian collector from the Kola. A member of the bafertisite series, and the first with species-defining Zn, structurally related to murmanite. Only a few tiny studied samples available @ 95.00 each.

ZERAVSHANITE- Dara-I-Pioz, Alaiskii Range, Tadjikistan
Another relatively NEW SPECIES from this prolific area, here as minute grains mounted in a 2cm probe mount, accompanied by an SEM backscatter image and X-ray spectra. IMA #2003-034, a new Cs-Zr silicate with a new structural type! Formula: Cs4Na2Zr3Si18O45*2H2O; author's material from the type locality, a few available @ 145.00 each.

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CATALOG 21108 - Vol. XXXVIII, No.7. All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted: October 31, 201

ALUNITE- Marysvale, Piute Co., Utah
Massive, dull pinkish to tan chunks of alunite comprising matrix, these from an old stock originally supplied by Ward's Natural Science many years ago. Not particularly attractive, but good representative material of this anhydrous potassium aluminum sulfate. Sizes from 3cm to 6cm across at just 8.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

BERZELIITE- Langban, Varmland, Sweden
Small yellowish masses to several millimeters of berzeliite scattered in manganese ore skarn, typically associated with minor calcite, hausmannite etc. Classic locality material, not exceptionally rich but quite representative, specimens range from about 2cm to 3.5cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. One 5.5cm sample collected in 1925 with large, old Helsinki Museum label @ 125.00!

BJAREBYITE- Palermo Mine, North Groton, New Hampshire
Tiny micro crystals of green bjarebyite sparsely scattered on matrix, here from the type locality for the mineral! Old, mounted specimen, ex-Perloff/Weber Collection and labelled in Perloff's own hand, A rare phosphate missing from many collections @ 125.00.

CALCITE- Wawa, Chabanel Twp., Ontario, Canada
A rather large specimen comprised of numerous, multiple intergrowing and free-standing scalenohedrons of white to grayish calcite completely covering matrix, overlaying a slightly amethystine core. The specimen is reasonably attractive for an Ontario calcite, and the crystals stand up to 3cm tall and are singly terminated. Ex-A.E. Seaman Museum and accompanied by their label, the piece measures 16x12cm and is only 95.00.

CALUMETITE- nr. Calumet, Houghton Co., Michigan
This rare copper mineral occurs in Michigan's copper country as bright blue spherical masses sparsley scattered on rock matrix, typically intergorwn with atacmite, paratacamite and other secondary copper minerals on basaltic matrix. Only a few specimens on hand, matrix sies averaging about 1cm across @ 45.00 each.

CEJKAITE- Apex Mine, Lander Co., Nevada
A new locality for this rare sodium-uranyl-carbonate, the first reported occurrence in North America! The mineral occurs as white to pale yellow, poorly-fluorescent masses scattered on rock matrix, some underlaying paragentically later, brilliantly fluorescent andersonite. Interesting material and an important find, offered here exclusively, sizes from about 2cm to 5cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each; one 7.5cm specimen @ 85.00.

CELESTINE- Chittenango Falls, Madison Co., New York
A small lot of old Ward's material, comprised of pale blue, glassy celestine crystal sections filling 5cm long exposed seams in limestone matrix. A classic New York locality and well-represented material, specimens average 5cm across @ just 15.00 each.

CELSIAN- Benallt Mine, Rhiw, Lleyn, Wales, U.K.
Excellent, elongated micro crystals of rod-like celsian perched in vugs and exposed seams, all showing reasonably good habit and transparency, intregrown in manganese-ore matrix. Many uncommon associations (feitknechtite, manganosite etc.) have been found in the Mn-rich material, and the mine is also the type locality for four other species! These will yield excellent micro's and are generously sized from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ just 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each, depending on size and richness.

CHLOROTHIONITE & AVDONINITE- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
A pair of rare copper species, these from the fumerole deposits on the second scoria cone of this famous volcano, the neotype locality for avdoninite! Chlorothionite occurs as both crusts and well-formed, transparent, bright turquoise blue, micro prismatic crystals to 1mm, while the avdoninite is in aggregates of tiny, lustrous, bright yellowish green crystals, both associated with deep green euchlorine and greenish, heavily altered acicular piypite. The specimens are small but spectacular association pieces, averaging 2cm to 3cm across @ 85.00 and 125.00 each, depending on size and quality.

CINNABAR- New Idria, San Benito Co., California
Dull red aggregates and masses of red cinnabar well scattered in/on rock matrix, many with tiny embedded pyrite crystal sections and potentially other minerals. The locality has produced about 35 different species, and there is potential under the 'scope in these specimens! Old stuff from a prolific locality, specimens from 2.5cm to 5cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

CUBANITE- 1060 Footwall, Flambeau Mi, Rusk Co. Wisconsin
Excellent, single micro bladed sheaves of cubanite perched on quartz matrix, occasioanlly with minor chalcocite or other sulfides in sparse aggregates. The cubanite is free-standing and has excellent micro potential in these thumbnail-size specimens. Only a couple available from this prolific locality @ just 55.00 each.

DIAMOND- Argyle Mine, Western Australia, Australia
Excellent, sharp octahedral single crystals without matrix, all quite transparent and with near-perfect crystal form! From a great diamond producer best know for its coveted pink stones, these clear to very pale brown stones were part of the David New inventory we purchased some years ago, and just recently rediscovered here in the warehouse. These average about 6mm tall and weigh about 70 points @ only 125.00 each! Nice!

DIOPSIDE- Block B, Merelani, Arusha, Tanzania
Gemmy, pale apple green transparent to translucent, stout single crystals of diopside without matrix, some with minor graphite evident on soem edges. Quite attractive for a pyroxene, the crystals range from about 1.4cm to nearly 3cm, priced according to quality at just 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each. Nice!

FLUORO-SODICPEDRIZITE- Tastyg Peg., Sangilen Upland, Tuva, Russia
This rare species occurs here at the type locality as elongated, prismatic dark bluish-grey to very dark bluish rods, typically in white calcite or as tiny, matrix free crystals. This clinoamphibole (IMA 2004-002) has never been offered previously, and we have small specimens in the 1mm-2mm range @ just 65.00 and 95.00 each.

GITTINSITE in EUDIALYTE- Kipawa Complex, Villedieu, Quebec, Canada
This rare species occurs as greyish-white pods up to 2cm long in bright pink eudialyte matrix. From a 1997 discovery, we purchased the entire supply of these surprisingly rich specimens, some with minor fluorescent agrellite and other phases as well. Far superior to the initial find at the locality, these are priced according to quality and coverage, sizes from 3.5cm to 8cm @ 45.00, 60.00, 85.00 and 100.00 each.

GOLD- Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
An old lot of material comprised of milky quartz and grey sulfides, some admixed with minor pyrite, all showing tiny poods and wirey masses of native gold scattered therein. We have placed arrows on all samples, and many will yield modest micro potential as well. Priced according to coverage, matrix sizes range from about 1.5cm to 3.5cm across @ 35.00, 55.00 and 85.00 each.

GUNTERBLASSITE (IMA 2011-032)- Rother Kopf, Roth, Gerolstein, Eifel Germany
This NEW SPECIES occurs as colorless to pale yellowish lamellar crystals and aggregates to 1mm, well-scattered in vugs of alkaline volcanic rock. Typical associations are ubiquitous clear nepheline, black pyroxene, occasional long needles of fluorapatite, magnetite and possibly other species. IMA #2011-032 Formula: (K,Ca,Ba,Na,[])3Fe[(Si,Al)13O25(OH,O)4]*7H2O;, and named for German amateur mineralogist Gunter Blass. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to nearly 5cm across @ 95.00, 125.00 and 155.00 each.

HEDYPHANE- Langban, Varmland, Sweden
One of the several similar appearing apatite group minerals from Langban, hedyphane occurs as dense, tan to yellowish almost resinous masses in manganophyllite and typical ore matrix. Moderately fluorescent and richer than those offered in the past, these were collected some years ago by the late Claus Hedegaard, recently uncovered in our warehouse attic. A nicely priced lot, 3cm to 8cm @ just 15.00, 25.00, 35.00, and 50.00 each.

ILVAITE- Calamita Mine, Isle de Elba, Italy
Brownish black, somewhat striated and elongated dense aggregated crystal intergrowths of ilvaite comprising matrix. Surprisingly dense, heavy material from this classic locality, Napoleon's banishment apparently not its only claim to fame. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 5cm across at just 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

KOTTENHEIMITE (IMA #2011-038)- Graulay, Hillesheim, Eifel, Germany
This NEW SPECIES is a member of the ettringite group, occurring here as radial clusters of water-clear, hexagonal acicular crystals to 2mm, perched in vugs of yellowish to dark green volcanic glass, occasionally with clusters to colorless apophyllite as well. Formula: Ca3Si(SO4)2(OH)6*12H2O, IMA # 2011-038. Far superior to the Bellerberg material, these will yield good micromounts as well. Only a few specimens available, sizes from about 1cm to nearly 2.5cm @ 120.00, 150.00 and 175.00 each; only a few available!

LABRADORITE- Androtsky, Madagascar
Rather attractive, massive greyish specimens of labradorescent feldspar completely comprising matrix, these with one face polished to show the nice play of colors. Specimens are solid and colorful, sizes range from about 4cm to 6cm across @ just 15.00, 20.00 and 25.00 each, depending on size and fire!

LOLLINGITE- Ingersoll Mine, Pennington Co., South Dakota
Metallic masses of silvery lollingite scattered in clevelandite/muscovite matrix, some with apatite, tourmaline or
possibly other minerals. A well-documented locality that has produced dozens of mineral species in addition to this iron arsenide. These were collected more than 25 years ago, and specimens range from about 3cm to 8cm across @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

NASONITE with JOHANNSENITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Small aggregates of micro, greyish johannsenite crystals scattered in massive, minute aggregates of colorless to white interstitial nasonite that comprise the matrix, a few with minor axinite, willemite. A classic association, specimens with copy of F. Parker label, sizes from 5mm to 10mm across @ 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

OTWAYITE- Otway Prospect, Nullagin Plain, W.A. Australia
Minute, somewhat fibrous masses of this rare nickel mineral sparsely scattered in thin veinlets in matrix, some likely intergrown with pecoraite, magnesite, nullaginite, gaspeite etc. Old material obtianed during Forrest Cureton's long excursions through Australia many years ago, these from the type locality. Specimens range from about 3cm to 7cm across @ 40.00, 60.00, 85.00 and 125.00, depending on size/coverage.

PEPROSSIITE-(Ce)- NW of Capranica, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy
Small, yellow micro crystals and bladed aggregates and rosettes of this rare species sattered in syenitic ejecta matrix. The locality is also the type locality for the new mineral capranicaite, hellandite-(Ce) and stoppaniite as well, so there is good potential for finding other rarities here as well! Specimens average about 3cm across, all with at least one arrow and decent micro potential, at just 55.00 each,

PYRRHOTITE etc.- Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Massive metallic pyrrhotite, some intergrown with chalcopyrite, in nickel-rich ore and norite rock. Like many magnetites, these pyrrhotites range from slightly magnetic to highly magnetic and are from a well known, prolific locality that has produced over 120 different species (if only we could probe everything!). Sizes range from about 2.5cm to 8cm @ only 4.00, 12.50, 25.00 and 40.00 each. Heavy!

QUARTZ- Itemo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
A rather old but attractive specimen, comprised of a long, doubly terminated, nicely transparent quartz crystal without matrix, this one showing several terminated intergrown crystals at one end as well with very little damage and slight clay-included faces. A large, old label from the H.F. Jeannelle Collection is included, he being a well know expert in the Madagascar mineral and gem production arena, cited in Mineralogical Magazine in 1954 and elsewhere (and apparently a mineral collector as well!). The specimen measures 12cm tall (!!) and about 3cm wide, and shows weird growth patterns along all faces, only one @ 85.00.

RHODONITE- Harstigen, Varmland, Sweden
Massive, pink rhodonite well-scattered in matrix, most intergrown with a variety of Mn-rich phases as well as calcite, barite and others. The locality has produced almost 150 different species, and rhodonite is one of the more obvious ones at this old and prolific mine that dates back to teh 1840s!. Specimens range from about 3cm to 7cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each.

ROCKBRIDGEITE- Bull Moose Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
Dark greenish black, compact radiating botryoids and hemispheres of micro rockbridgeite scattered on matrix, some with minor pyrite, mitridatite or other species in dense phosphate-rich rock. Priced more on quality than relative size, these neat old specimens range from about 2cm to 3cm across @ just 8.50 and 12.50 each.

SCHEELITE on VESUVIANITE- nr. Blue Bird Mine, Mineral Co., Nevada
Small, pale green to yellowish aggregates and crystals of brightly fluorescent (SW and MW UV bright yellowish) molybdenian scheelite lightly scattered on crystallized, olive green vesuvianites that form an attractive underlying bed. Our analytical work (copy supplied) showed the scheelite to be molybdenum-rich, but far from powellite species status. Interesting fluorescent specimens and an excellent association from an un-named prospect near the Blue Bird mine workings! Sample sizes range from 2cm to 7cm across, available @ just 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each. Note: specimens priced according to coverage, not necessarily size, so please specify preferernce of size vs. coverage when making your selection!

SODDYITE- Musonoi, Katanga, (ex-Shaba, Zaire) Dem Rep Congo
Old specimens comprised of deep yellow soddyite richly scattered in seams and exposed vugs in/on uraniferous rock, occasionally with minor malachite and/or other uranium species. Classic material from this prolific uranium-producing locality, these good quality specimens reach about 5cm across @ 200.00 each. Hot stuff!

SPINEL- Gairo, Morogoro, Tanzania
Colorful, pinkish red octahedral crystals and sections of attractive spinel singles with little or no matrix, these showing typically lustrous, deeply colored pitted faces in the smaller specimens, fading and duller in the larger ones. Sizes of singles and small groups range from about 1cm to 2.5cm @ just 15.00, 25.00, and 45.00, with a few larger to 4cm but paler, more heavily pitted ones 65.00 each.

TANTALITE-Mn- Shengus, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Sharp, reddish-black columnar crystals and section of this Mn-dominant species without matrix, here from an excellent locality. Obtained a few years ago, these extraordinarily dense specimens show good prism faces and occasionally crude terminations as well. Priced according to quality and size, these range from equant 1.2cm samples to 4.5cm tall columns @ just 12.50, 25.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each.

TETRAHEDRITE- Wolfsberg, Harz, Germany
A very old specimen comprised of greyish black tetradral crystals to 1cm and sections of tetrahdrite emerging from white barite and quartz matrix. Close examination at 20x shows other potential sulfides, perhaps plagionite or zinkenite (this is the type locality for both) evident as well. An old and decrepit cardboard label accompanies this hand specimen, overall size about 6x6cm @ 125.00. Not beautiful but showing some good crystals!

TURQUOISE- Lynch Station, Campbell Co., Virginia
From the classic occurrence of the mineral in crystallized form, we have a couple of truly exceptional mounted micros displaying sharp, richly scattered, pale blue, transparent and glassy turquoise crystals on quartz! Ex-Perloff/Weber Collection and among the finest we have seen from the locality @ 85.00 each. Superb!

TUSCANITE- Sacrofano Caldera, Rome Province, Italy
Colorless to greyish white micro intergrown lath-like aggregates and isolated rod-like crystals of tuscanite sparsely scattered in matrix. An interesting species and samples that will yield good micros, rarely offered any longer from this classic locality. Old stuff, from 2.5cm to 6cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each

TVALCHRELIDZEITE- Gomi Mercury Dep., Gornaya Racha, Rep of Georgia
Another TYPE LOCALITY mineral, here from a rarely offered country in the former USSR. The mineral occurs here as greyish black metallic aggregates and twisted crystalline forms from several millimeters to nearly 1cm long masses on the best samples, often with somewhat redish reflections perched on matrix. A rare Hg-As-Sb sulfide, matrix specimens from 2cm to nearly 5cm across @ 75.00, 100.00 and 145.00 each.

VANADINITE with DESCLOIZITE- Red Bird Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada
Excellent micro needles and tufts of oddly colored greyish-white to buff colored vanadinite scattered in vugs in limonitic matrix, most with fine micro balls and rosettes of orange-yellow descloizite richly scattered about as well. From an old hoard, these specimens will yield very fine micros for both species, and they are very reasonably priced from 2cm to 5cm @ just 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each. One large 10x7cm specimen @ 65.00.

VERGASOVAITE- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
Another extremely rare copper mineral from the second scoria cone, the type locality for the species. Vergasovaite occurs as numerous, tiny greenish brown prismatic crystals with high adamantine luster, typically perched among an unidentified greenish copper sulfate crust on brownish volcanic scoria. These are the first matrix specimens we have been able to secure beyond tiny grains, and the specimens average about 1.5cm across at just 100.00 each, all with arrows, and superior to material we first offered in 2002 at higher prices.

WAYLANDITE ps @ BISMUTHINITE- Alto das Furnas claim, Equador, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
A rare occurrence of waylandite, here as off-white pseudomorphs after elongated, greyish and dense bismuthinite crystals! Under the microscope, we see a few crystal druses (!!) of this rare phosphate as well, often intergrown with tiny, waxy bismoclite and occasionally yellowish bismutite, too. Rare pseudomorphs, superior to the Bahia material, and rare species as well, specimens range from about 2.5cm to 4cm @ 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each.

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COLLECTIONS

A.W. PINGER: CHALCOPYRITES- - Various Mines in Arizona
Six (6) different chalcopyrite specimens, all from the collection of A.W. Pinger, Harvard trained geologist who worked at many famous localities and was to become chief geologist of New Jersey Zinc at Franklin. While none of these are particularly attractive, they are good ore samples and have his handwritten labels, collected at the Elmo, Mascot, King, Texas, Nash and Twin Buttes mines in Arizona. Specimens range in size from about 3.5cm to 6cm across, and are offered as a collection only at just 100.00 for the lot!

MAINE TOURMALINES- Various Localities in Maine
Time for more house-cleaning: a special offer of eight (8) Maine tourmalines, all in matrix, and from several different localities. These are individually labelled, some styrofoam mounted, all from old collections that include G. Fred Lincks, L.L. Hubbard etc. Specimen sizes range from 3cm to 7cm across, most around 5cm. No gem quality stuff but all are old and will have a variety of colors present. A rare opportunity at a cheap price, eight (8) tourmaline specimens for just 85.00 for the lot!!

MYSTERY FLAT- Various Localities Worldwide
Perisoically, we'll offer a "mystery flat" of twenty (20) different specimens from worldwide localities, all individually labeled and ranging in size from about 3cm to 6cm across for the princely sum of just $125 plus shipping. These are from old collections, excess stock, single specimens and material available only in small quantities too labor intensive to describe and catalog. Some will be colorful, some will be ugly, some will have micro potential, some from obscure localities, but the lot will be worth a minimum of $250 or more, yours sight-unseen for our liquidation price of just $125 plus shipping! Multiple orders up to three sets (60 specimens) received at the same time will not have duplicates! A bargain to expand your collection horizons! Try one!

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TOURMALINES- Various localities in Brazil
A rather interesting lot of facetted tourmaline, these primarily in pale golden honey to rich cognac brown colors, with the occasional green or pinkish stone sometimes seen in larger lots as well. Chemically, these range from dravite to uvite to elbaite, and probably contain other tourmaline species as well, but each stone would have to be individually analyzed to pinpoint the exact tourmaline group member! These have been gleaned from Bahia as well as predominantly Minas Gerais mines, and we offer several different lots made up of cut stones that are clean, good commercial quality ovals and average about a half carat each. Small lot of 10 carats @ 20.00 per lot; 25 carats @ 40.00 per lot; or our BEST BUY: 50 carats @ just 50.00 per lot!


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ANTLERITE- Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile
A small lot of medium to dark green massive antlerite largely comprising matrix, most showing deepest color across the edges of the specimens where the antlerite forms thick, intergrown aggregates running through the length of the specimens. Old stuff from a University lot and difficult to get today, specimens range from about 2cm to nearly 5cm across at just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

BAVENITE- Foote Mine, Kings Mountain, North Carolina
White fibrous masses of thinly scattered, micro bavenite in seams in matrix, these from a well-documented find for this beryllium mineral. The specimen is ex-Smithsonian (with their original U.S. National Museum label), overall size about 8x4cm @ 150.00. One only!

BEUSITE- Los Aleros, San Luis Province, Argentina
An exceptionally rare phosphate occurs here as reddish-brown masses largely comprising matrix. This is a portion of the type specimen, originally sold by Howard Belsky many years ago and recently obtained by us. Only one small sample available, size about 6mm across, @ 185.00, with Belsky's label. Rare!

CARNOTITE- Egnar, San Miguel Co., Colorado
An rich, hot specimen comprised of bright yellow massive carnotite largely comprising a solid matrix, here from a relatively obscure locality in the southwestern part of the state. If you like your Geiger counter to hum, this rich sample is for you! Overall size about 8cm long @ 145.00. Clickity-click!

"CHROME" DRAVITE- Landanai, Arusha Province, Tanzania
Deep green, gemmy dravite tourmaline crystals and sections without matrix, the color very highly sought-after as a gem stone! Crystals range from simple, singly terminated prisms to more complex equant crystals, all unfortunately called "chrome dravite" by gem and mineral dealers alike, when in fact, the color is caused by vanadium rather than chromium. Our analyses (copy included with each sample) confirms these simply as dravite, and they are nonetheless attractive small specimens, sizes ranging from about 1cm to nearly 2.5cm, priced according to quality and size, at only 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00, with a few at 75.00 each. Nice!!

CONICHALCITE- Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Excellent, deep green botryoidal masses of conichalcite well scattered over dark brown, tough limonitic matrix, perhaps some of the best material found in the past 40 years at this prolific locality. Only a few of these available, all in the 6cm-7cm size range at just 24.00 each. Nice!

DESCLOIZITE- Red Bird Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada
From an old hoard of Red Bird material, we have uncovered a small lot of excellent micro descloizite specimens! The mineral occurs here as tiny crystal rosettes that range from deep yellow-orange to honey brown that are well scattered in vuggy limonitic matrix, all quite attractive under the 'scope! Specimens range from about 2cm to 5cm @ only 5.00, 12.50 and 25.00 each!

DIAMOND (orange!)- Tshikapa, Kasai Province, Zaire
A transparent, dark orange-colored cubic diamond crystal without matrix, showing interesting etch growth patterns on some faces. An fairly uncommon color and a reasonably well formed cube, the crystal weighing 0.95 carats and measuring just over 4x4x4mm @ 165.00. Only one!

ENARGITE with PYRITE- Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana
A small lot of old Ward's Natural Science material obtained from the dusty drawers of a college collection, here as fairly rich, massive grey metallic enargite well scattered in matrix, many with small splashes of brassy pyrite and likely other sulfides as well. Typical ore specimens from many years ago, sizes range from about 2cm to 5cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

EOSPHORITE w/ ROSE QUARTZ etc- Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
An old David New specimen comprised of two isolated groups (~1cm each) of pale rose quartz perched on a large, buff colored feldspar crystal, with several slender, elongated eosphorite crystals also perched on the surface of the feldspar. Likely at 1960s vintage piece, overall size about 6x5cm @ just 55.00. One only!

FARRINGTONITE in PALLASITE- Springwater, Saskatchewan, Canada
Among the rarest of phosphates, farringtonite occurs here as a tiny pod pinpointed in a polished section of the Springwater Meteorite! The polished section, about 2.5cm across, shows brilliant metal content (13% Ni in taenite-kamacite matrix) as well as glassy, brownish yellow olivine (Fa18) as well, all metallurgically polished, of course. Only the second specimen we have ever had, and certainly the largest, 2.5cm @ 350.00; one only!

FELSOBANYAITE- Clifton Hill, Brighton, Sussex, England
This former one-locality species is found here as chalky white masses richly distributed through a bladed gypsum and clay rock. Rarely offered material from an old locality, available from 2cm to nearly 7cm @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 85.00 for the largest!

FLUOBORITE- New Method Mine, San Bernadino Co., California
This uncommon mineral occurs here as rich, pale creamy masses largely comprising matrix, typically as lightly fluorescent (SW UV-yellowish cream) chunks, occasionally with minor purple fluorite seams that show a pale greenish fluorescence as well due to minute UO2-mineral inclusions. from an old and prolific locality, specimens from about 2.5cm to 10cm across @ 8.50, 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

FLUORAPATITE- Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
A MONSTER crystal of fluorapatite, once sold by A.E. Foote and housed in the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum @ Michigan Tech. The crystal weighs about four (4) pounds (!!!) and stands 13cm tall and 8cm wide, is singly terminated with crude, lustrous prism faces, closely resembling Goldschmidt's figure no. 122 for apatite. Color is distinctly redish brown, opaque, with the attachment point at the base and one lower corner of the huge crystal. A partial Foote label is adhered to a bruised prism face, and a Seaman Museum label accompanies the piece as well. One of the largest crystals we have offered for the mineral, this ugly but formidable crystal is just 245.00.

GJERDINGENITE-Ca- Mt. Karnasurt, Lovozero, Kola, Russia
This relatively NEW SPECIES, the third of the gjerdingenite series, occurs as white prismatic crystals from 0.5mm to nearly 2mm long in an aegirine-microcline matrix. These are author's material from the type locality at Pegmatite #61, formula K2Ca(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4*6H2O; IMA #2005-029 and a new member of the labuntsovite group. Specimens from about 1cm to nearly 2cm @ 95.00, 125.00 and 155.00 each.

GJERDINGENITE-Mn- Gjerdingen, Lunner, Oppland, Norway
This moderately NEW SPEICES, another new labunstovite group member, occurs here as tiny yellow micro crystals and aggregates in matrix, some with orange elpidite and possibly other phases. Formula: (K,Na)2(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ti)4(Si14O12)2(O,OH)4*6H2O, IMA #2003-015. Type locality material, of course, specimens from about 2cm to nearly 5cm @ 75.00, 95.00 and 125.00 each.

GJERDINGENITE-Na- DeMix Quarry, Mont Ste. Hilaire, Canada
This relatively NEW SPECIES, another member of the labuntsovite group, occurs here rich massive pseudomorphs after vuonnemite, actually comprised of minute, pinkish tan coarse grained crystals, occasionally with albite or other phases. Type locality and author's studied material, formula:
(K,Na)2Na(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4*5H2O. IMA # 2005-030, some with modest micro potential as well, specimens from 0.8cm to 1.6cm @ 85.00 and 100.00 each, depending on quality.

GLADIUSITE- Kovdor Iron Mine, Kovdor, Kola, Russia
Another rare species from this excellent and productive locality, IMA-approved about 10 years ago! Formula:
Fe3+2Fe2+4(PO4)(OH)11.H2O - monoclinic. The mineral occurs as minute dark green to nearly black acicular sprays in dolomite vugs. Author's material from the type locality, each accompanied by a copy of the English abstract with two SEM images, matrix sizes range from about 1cm up to nearly 3cm @ 95.00, 125.00 and 150.00 each. Excellent!

GOETHITE pseudo @ MARCASITE- Farafra Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt
Excellent, bright brownish black goethite replacing pineapple-like marcasite crystal group floaters without matrix,
these showing multi-directional pointed terminations! All are complete and these are great locality pseudomorphs rarely available, only a few on hand, sizes from about 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 30.00 and 55.00 each.

GROSSULAR variety TSAVORITE- Block B Pits, Merelani, Arusha Prov. Tanzania
Wonderful, transparent to translucent green partial crystals of this gem garnet (a variety of grossular), some with very minor matrix and traces of silvery graphite as well, all showing some crystal faces despite matrix or attachment points. Our analytical work (copy supplied) shows trace vanadium as the likely coloring agent in these surprisingly gemmy garnets! Specimens range from about 1.5cm to 3cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each, a few slightly larger to 75.00.

GUTKOVAITE-Mn- Malyi Mannepakhk Mt., Khibiny, Kola Russia
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as tiny, coarsely prismatic, translucent pale yellowish pink crystal aggregates sparsely scattered in nepheline syenite matrix, typically with microcline, aegirine, zeolites and other phases. Formula: CaK2Mn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4.5H2O, IMA #2001-038. Type locality and author's studied material, generous specimen sizes from about 3cm to nearly 5cm @ 100.00, 150.00 and 200.00. Only a few!

HALLOYSITE-10A (Cr-rich)- Rudnjak, nr. Gokcanica, Serbia
Thick, pale blue porcelanous masses of chromium-rich halloysite 0A richly scattered in brownish matrix. Fairly attractive for a typically ugly clay mineral, these from a rather obscure locality. Only two specimens available for this rarely offered species, these being fairly large and averaging about 5cm across, offered at just 65.00 ea.

INDIALITE- Nickenicher Weinberg, Eifel Mts., Germany
This rare species occurs here as well formed, very tiny micro hexagonal crystals to 0.5mm in vugs of volcanic scoria. Superb for the mineral, the crystals are transparent prisms but are frequently coated by an opaque red-brown film in the vugs. Small but rich specimens of this rare beryl group species, matrix sizes average about 1.5cm @ 65.00 each.

JEANBANDYITE- Mt. Pleasant Tin Mine, New Brunswick Canada
Extremely small, red-brown micro crystals of this exceptionally rare mineral sparsely scattered on a rather attractive matrix comprised of free-standing, thin quartz crystals, fluorite and galena. Only a few relatively large samples on hand, sizes ranging from about 6cm to 8cm across @ 125.00 and 165.00 each!

KRAUSITE on COQUIMBITE etc.- Alcaparrosa Mine, Calama, Chile
This uncommon mineral occurs here as tiny sheaves of white, flattened groups of micro crystals scattered in and on complex sulfate matrix, most typically with pale lilac coquimbite, occasionally romerite, pickeringite and likely other phases as well. Yavapaiite has been reported as well, but we have not confirmed the species yet. Generous specimens averaging 5cm across @ just 45.00 each. Only four available!

LAWSONITE (Chromian)- Cape Marmari, Syros Isl., Aegean Sea Greece
Surprisingly well-formed, deep green, glassy lawsonite (!!) crystals perched on matrix, with individuals reaching 1cm across and typically with several reasonably sharp crystals on each specimen! A relatively new find of this Cr-rich lawsonite variety, only a few on hand, averaging about 7cm across, @ 150.00 each. Very unique stuff!

MARIALITE- Gairo, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
Superb, gemmy marialite crystals without matrix, many of these suitable for gem rough as well as desireable, well formed, collectable prismatic crystals. These are all singly terminated, with typically striated prism faces, and all show rather pleasing, rich yellow color throught. These are nicely transparent and excellent examples of this scapolite group mineral! Individual crystals range from about 1.5cm to nearly 3cm tall, larger samples proportionately growing in width as well as length, priced at 20.00, 35.00, 55.00 and 85.00 each for the best!

METACINNABAR- Mt. Diablo Mine, Contra Costa Co., California
Black globular balls and crude crystals of metacinnabar well scattered on rock matrix, possibly with admixed hypercinnabar as well. Old material, collected in the late 1950's, sizes from about 2cm to 7cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each, a few larger to 12cm across @ 125.00 and 150.00 each.

ORTHOCHRYSOTILE with LIZARDITE- Salt River Canyon, nr. Globe, Arizona
Yet another MONSTER specimen, this one showing several fibrous, chatoyant orthochrysotile veins running longitudinally through a layered serpentine matrix in which waxy, yellow-green lizardite is the primary component. Many individual veinlets merge into a rich, 5cm wide fibrous vein in the center of the specimen, and it displays quite well when stood on edge. Likely from the El Dorado Mine, this beast weighs over 8 lbs.(!!) and measures about 19x15x8cm, conservatively offered at just 125.00! Smaller samples available: inquire.

OXYPLUMBOROMEITE & SEGNITITE- Lowman Mine, Mineral Co., Nevada
Tiny, dull green aggregates of segnitite forming stockwork masses in vuggy rock matrix, associated here with richly scattered bright yellow oxyplumboromeite often as relict masses after jamesonite in quartz-rich rock matrix. A new locality for segnitite as well, specimens from about 2.5cm to nearly 9cm across @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 55.00 each.

PETALITE- Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Transparent to translucent clear crystals and aggregates of petalite without matrix, these likely the source of the faceted material we recently offered. Relatively clean and pure specimens, the larger ones less cloudy and distinctly transparent, sizes ranging from about 1.4cm up to 2.5cm @ 10.00, 20.00 and 25.00 each.

PIRSSONITE- Wadi Natrun, Western Desert, Egypt
A rare occurrence of tiny, vitreous, water-clear pirssonite crystals in vugs and exposed seams in matrix, making excellent micro's for an otherwise unremarkable Na-Ca carbonate mineral. Great locality specimens and surprisingly good under the scope, only a few available, 2.5cm to 3cm across at just 30.00 each. Excellent!

SPODUMENE- Fillow Quarry, Redding, Fairfield Co Connecticut
From the classic Dana locality commonly identified as "Branchville", these are old specimens from the now-flooded Fillow Quarry that is actually within the borders of Redding. They are comprised of pure, flattened cleavages of opaque, white spodumene, all showing excellent purplish fluorescence under both SW and MW UV! Collected many years ago, specimens range from about 3.5cm to nearly 10cm long, all fluorescent, and just 10.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

STIBICONITE etc.- Red Bird Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada
Rich yellow masses of stibiconite shot through matrix, typically as alterations of stibnite and often associated here with druses of cerussite, goethite, occasional "bindheimite" and/or dull cinnabar, quartz etc. Rather ugly ore samples that nonetheless show bright yellows and browns throughout from this prolific older locality, specimens ranging from about 2.5cm to 5cm across at only 8.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

STIBIOTANTALITE- Greenbushes, W.A., Australia
Minute brownish aggregates of stibiotantalite associated with other Ta-rich phases in sand concentrates, here provided as hundreds of tiny grains in a capsule. Type locality material obtained many years ago @ just 20.00 per capsule.

STIBNITE with CERVANTITE- Mill City, Pershing Co., Nevada
An old specimen comprised of broad, densely intergrown aggregates of largely massive grey stibnite comprising matrix, with about 20% altered to deep yellow cervantite. An ex-Michigan Tech sample with an old cardboard label (that incorrectly puts this Mill City in Humboldt Co. where another Mill City also exists), this one from an unknown locality, perhaps from one of the many un-named prospects in the district. A hefty old cabinet specimen, measuring about 12x7cm in cross section, at just 125.00. One only!

STILPNOMELANE with SIDERITE- Ystrad Mine, Betws Garmon, Gwynedd, Wales
Greenish black aggregates of compact stilpnomelanne lightly scattered in veins and masses in rich, coppery-brown massive siderite, the latter showing good luster and rhombohedral cleavage throughout. Excellent locality material, specimens average 3cm to 5cm @ just 15.00 and 25.00 each.

STRONTIODRESSERITE- Dielengraben, Carinthia, Austria
From a relatively new find, strontiodresserite occurs here as tiny white radiating needles forming small balls and sprays richly scattered on dark rock matrix. Modest micro material as well in these easily visible miniatures, sizes averaging about 4cm across @ just 40.00 each. Quite nice for this moderately uncommon mineral.

TRECHMANNITE etc.- Lengenbach, Binntal, Valais, Switzerland
An excellent specimen for this exceptionally rare mineral, here as a small, brilliant, deep red aggregate perched on the edge of a metallic jordanite mass in a vug in white dolomite matrix, with minor lengenbachite also present in the sample! An old specimen, type locality, of course, ex-Natural History Museum of Bern and accompanied by their label, overall size about 5x3cm with arrow @ 250.00. One only!

VESUVIANITE- nr. Blue Bird Mine, Mineral Co., Nevada
From a new find at an unnamed prospect near the Blue Bird Mine, we have a good selection of small, pistachio green vesuvianite crystals richly lining exposed seams and cavities, most carefully etched out of calcite and therefore showing good prism faces and terminations, most samples with full surface coverage as well. Recently featured in a Mineral News article, these specimens range from about 2.5cm to 8cn across, priced very reasonably at just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each, a few better to 75.00. Nice stuff for Nevada!

YUSHKINITE- Pay-Khoi, Silova-Yakha River, Ural, Russia
Minute, metallic masses and lamellar plates of violet-pink yushkinite scattered in thin, exposed seams on white calcite matrix. A rarely offered species from its type locality, overall sizes about 2.5cm to 3.5cm @ 75.00, 100.00 and 125.00 each. Only a few specimens available, the first we've obtained in years of searching, these are richer and priced lower than our 1995 specimens!

ZINKENITE with BERTHIERITE etc.- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co New J
A pair of large, greyish calcite masses, each lightly embedded with pale red-orange realgar grains, accompanied by very tiny, thin metallic streamers of elongated berthierite and zinkenite scattered in several areas of each specimen. Occasional platy molybdenite, as well as small masses of arsenopyrite and pyrite have also been observed in these samples, and the literature reports seligmanite and baumhauerite, which I have not been able to verify, yet. Rare at the locality, these large specimens are 13cm across @ 200.00 each.

ZOISITE var: THULITE- Sauland, Telemark, Norway
Bright pinkish aggregates and masses of thulite sparsely scattered in quartz matrix, occasionally with other species. Interesting locality reference material that is occasionally cabbed, we have a few old, lean specimens available from 3cm to 6cm across @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each. Much richer, deep pink specimens are available, sizes only 2.5cm to 4cm @ 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each, these old, ex-Ward's samples!

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ANORTHITE- Miyake Isl., Izu Archipelago, Japan
Classic single crystals of crudely formed anorthite, ranging from about 0.7cm up to 1.2cm long without matrix. Long a standard for analytical work, these are close to end-member composition specimens from a great locality, most with the typical black oxide coating @ just 15.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each, depending on size and morphology. A few slightly larger matrix samples on hand, most crudely crystallized, @ 50.00 each.

BARYSILITE- Parker Shaft, Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
A small lot of barysilite obtained many years ago via Ewald Gerstmann, here in two varying assemblages but appearing as pale lavender, somewhat platy to granular masses scattered in matrix, typically associated here as very sparse masses with either rich, somewhat reddish hancockite, or as larger masses in an andradite/hendricksite matrix without discernable hancockite, some specimens with cut faces. Sizes range from about 1cm to 3cm across, priced strictly by coverage @ 25.00, 40.00, 65.00 and 100.00 each.

BEAVERITE- Horn Silver Mine, Beaver Co., Utah
Heavy, nearly massive pieces of this lead sulfate from the well-known, type locality. Mustard yellow colored rounded fine-grained masses, likely containing small amounts of other secondary lead minerals, and recently re-evaluated within the alunite-jarosite group as the copper-dominant species. Old specimens, ex-Wards Natural Science, sizes ranging from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

BERAUNITE- Bull Moose Mine. Custer Co., South Dakota
Deep brown to reddish brown radiating aggregates and balls of this iron phosphate scattered in vugs and exposed seams in massive pyrite-infused greenish phosphate matrix, typically overgrowing murky green mitridatite and sometimes associated with other phosphate species such as bermanite and others as well. Not previously reported from this prolific locality, we have only a few specimens on hand, sizes from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 10.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each, based on coverage, and many with modest micro potential as well.

CACOXENITE- Ober Rosbach, nr. Friedberg, Hesse, Germany
From an old stock of Ward's material, we have rediscovered a small lot of specimens containing tiny yellowish to orange tufts and sprays of micro cacoxenite perched in seams of brown, Mn-rich altered limestone matrix, likely with other phases present. This manganese mine closed in 1925, and we suspect these samples are from that vintage! Priced strictly according to micro aesthetics, specimens range from about 2.5cm to nearly 4cm across @ 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each. Great old locality specimens!

CADMOSELITE- Ust'Uyuk Deposit, Tannu Tuva, Russia
An small quantity of this rare cadmium selenide is supplied in a small capsule, and this glittering CdSe mineral is from the type locality for the species, of course! Old material, a rare member of the wurtzite group, just a few available @ 30.00 each.

CANNIZZARITE w/ BISMUTHINITE- Vulcano, Lipari Islands, Sicily, Italy
Super looking material, and teriffic micro's. Cannizzarite occurs as bright metallic well formed platy crystals on matrix and suspended on flexible fibers of bismuthinite. These were collected in 1996 from the type locality for this unusual lead bismuth sulfide mineral. Neat and supurb with a microscope! Only a few available, from 2 cm to 4 cm @ 50.00, 100.00, and 150.00.

CELESTINE- Rudersdorf, Brandenburg, Germany
An old specimen comprised of about a dozen equant orthorhombic celestite crystals to 1cm scattered in an open seam in a greyish, limestone matrix. The specimen is accompanied by its "coelestin" Czech National Museum label, obtained years ago during one of our many trips to Prague. A rather attractive specimen from a classic locality, overall size is about 7cm across @ just 45.00.

CERUSSITE- Flux Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona
A old lot of loose, elongated white "jackstraw" crystals of cerussite, ranging in size from about 1.5cm to 2.5cm, most with small amounts of limonitic matrix attached to each individual. Inexpensive material suitable for thumbnalis, SG measurements etc, offered at just 4.00 and 7.50 each. Wholesale bulk mine-run material of ~200 grams available at just 75.00 per lot!

CHALCOCITE with PYRITE- Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana
A small lot of study specimens recently uncovered here, comprised of micro granular chalcocite richly scattered through matrix, typically with small masses of brassy pyrite grains scattered about in disseminated quartz gangue matrix. If time were not an issue, some polished sections and subsequent analyses of this material would likely yield several other uncommon sulfide minerals typically present in such assemblages from this once-great mining region! Old stuff, specimens from about 3cm to 6cm across @ only 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00.

CHANGOITE- La Compania Mine, Sierra Gorda, Chile
This rare mineral occurs here at the type locality area (Sierra Gorda) as colorless to pale yellowish, highly lustrous aggregates well scattered on matrix, often with minute hexagonal caracolite crystals, pale blue-green krohnkite and possibly other species, many with micro potential as well. First described in 1997 and generally unavailable until this new discovery, we have only a few 2.5cm-3cm specimens on hand, offered at just 45.00 each! Get them while you can!

CLINTONITE- Amity, Orange Co., New York
Another type locality mineral, offered here as surprisingly rich masses of lamellar aggregates of deep red-brown color, all showing high luster and typically associated with rusty colored chondrodite and an as yet undetermined pinkish mineral, densely intergrown in tenacious matrix. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to nearly 7cm long @ 15.00, 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each. A few larger available - inquire!

COPPER- Chimney Rock Quarry, Bridgewater Twp., Somerset Co., New Jersey
Three remarkable specimens, ex-Robert Hauck Collection, from this exceptional locality, claimed to have produced the finest native copper in the state!! The first specimen is a large, pale sedimentary rock matrix that has been cut along one face, revealing wonderful arborescent native copper trees embedded in and comprising about half of the visible face of the sample! A heavy specimen, size about 17x12x4.5 cm @ 375.00. The other two samples are native copper: one without much matrix that has a soft patina of dull red chalcotrichite completely coating a divergent, platy mass of native copper, the overall size on this thin specimen is about 19x10x2 cm @ 350.00. The second native copper is a large and heavy mass of copper plates intergrown in matrix, all coated with a dull greenish encrustation of dull malachite and possibly other phases, this one a very heavy specimen that would be greatly enhanced in appearance and value with careful cleaning, overall size about 17x9x7 cm @ 400.00. Only one of each; list alternates!

CRYPTOMELANE- Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil
A superb cabinet specimen of this uncommon mineral, here as brilliant, black botryoids resembling vitreous, partially melted tar completely covering a convoluted manganese ore matrix. The locality, once known as Queluz de Minas, first operated in 1894, and this is certainly the finest example of often-ugly cryptomelane we have ever encountered! Surprisingly large and quite attractive for (for a black mineral!), the piece measures a hefty 14x13cm and is just 185.00!

DOLOMITE- Addie, Webster-Balsam, Jackson Co., North Carolina
Old material collected by E.W. Heinrich and labeled as "magnesite", forming rich, white, opaque cleavage masses without associated matrix or other minerals. Doubtful of the ID (magnesite had never been reported from Addie or vacinity), we checked it in our lab, and found it to be textbook dolomite, also never reported from the locality! So, here are rather plain-looking specimens of solid, somewhat waxy dolomite, sizes from 2cm to 10cm across @ 4.00, 8.00, 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each, with a copy of our analysis!

ECLOGITE- Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina
Yes, its a rock, not a mineral, but what a rock! Eclogites are often quite striking in appearance and useful indicators for some diamond occurrences as they represent high-pressure, densely metamorphosed mafic igneous source rocks from mantle depths. These show richly scattered red garnet grains, omphacitic pyroxene, darker amphiboles and possibly other phases. Specimens from this relatively unexploited locality make superior thin sections and polished sections as well, or you can just study their complexity in hand specimens or under the 'scope! Sizes range from about 3cm to 8cm across, very reasonably offered at just 8.00, 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

FRIEDELITE with WILLEMITE etc- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co NJ
A large cut end section of bright purplish red friedelite in matrix, here as a thick, colorful seam running the full length of the specimen and averaging about 5cm wide and 20cm long! The large cabinet specimen is associated with minor franklinite as well as richly scattered, brilliantly fluorescent (green SW UV) willemite etc. An attractive piece and an excellet addition, the cut face is about 21x9cm, the other side left rough, a large killer for the species @ 395.00.

GOSLARITE- Rammelsberg Mine, Goslar, Saxony, Germany
A surprise discovery of old Wards Natural Science material, comprised of crystalline, satin spar-like aggregates of astringent goslarite largely comprising matrix, appearing much like gypsum in habit but rarely seen in this rich form from the type locality for the mineral. Some have minor yellowish jarosite or other unknown secondary associated species, and these are otherwise relatively pure, sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00

GYPSUM (polished)- Derbyshire, England
An old E.W. Heinrich specimen comprised of a lightly polished rectangular 10x7cm slab of gypsum, showing a pleasing grayish white color with dark brown spiderwebbing interspersed in about 35% of the surface. A great locality piece, with Heinrich's label as well, at just 35.00.

HARDYSTONITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Masses of greyish hardystonite richly comprising matrix, showing excellent blue SW-UV response. Frequently associated with fluorescent calcite, willemite and occasionally other species, these are very rich, nearly solid hardystonite, and quite nice under SW UV! Sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, 55.00 each, Old material from recently acquired museum stock, originally supplied by Wards many years ago!

HEMATITE with MAGNETITE- Granshyttan, Orebro, Sweden
A very old specimen comprised on densely aggregated micaceous hematite, here intergrown with magnetite, resulting in an oddly heavy and mildly magnetic hand specimen. A small, old caligraphic label provides the locality details, also suggesting "Moss Grube" as the specific mine name. Ex=Michigan College of Mines piece, size a hefty 10x7cm @ 65.00.

KRASHENINNIKOVITE (2011-044)- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
This NEW SPECIES forms minute, white acicular needle-like rystals to 1mm richly scattered on volcanic scoria, here from the TYPE LOCALITY in the second scoria cone of this wild locality! Formula: KNa2CaMg(SO4)3F - hexagonal, IMA # 2011-044. Named for Stepan Petrovich Krasheninnikov (1711-1755), one of first scientists to research the Kamchatka Peninsula. Only a few specimens available, matrix sizes average 0.8cm to 1.5cm, priced according to coverage and size @ 125.00 and 155.00, with many of the better ones with spectacular micro potential for a new species!

MALACHITE on CUPRITE- Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona
Rich green druses of botryoids and minute needles of micro malachite fully covering massive red to brownish red massive cuprite ore matrix. Old material, some with modest micro potential, but rather heavy due to the underlying core matrix of the cuprite. These sound a little better than they look in hand specimens, but under the scope, vugs in the cuprite and among the malachite druses reveal much attractive stuff! Specimens range from about 3cm to 6cm at just 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

MEJILLONESITE (IMA 2010-068)- Cerro Mejillones, Antofagasta, Chile
This NEW PHOSPHATE species occurs as tiny, clear orthorhombic crystals lightly scattered on matrix, here from teh type locality. We have sat on this material fro a long time awaiting approval to sell it, finally received now! Formula: HNaMg2(HPO4)(PO4)(OH)*H2O; type locality material, of course, matrix specimens from about 2.5cm to nearly 5cm across @ 95.00, 145.00 and 195.00 each for the best!

MELANOPHLOGITE- Fortullino, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Moderately attractive, glassy transparent balls to 3mm of this uncommon species scattered on pale rock matrix. More pleasing in appearance than the California material, the botryoids are somewhat more isolated and make interesting micro's as well if trimmed. From material collected in the 1970s, specimens from 2.5cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each, depending on size and coverage.

MIXITE variety ERINITE- Val D'Ajol, Vosges, Lorraine, France
A small lot of analyzed mixite specimens, here as tiny fibrous green needles and matted aggregates sparsely scattered on white barite matrix, potentially with other secondary minerals. We obtained these more than thirty (30) years ago from Dr. Sainfeld at the Ecole des Mines/BRGM in Paris, and have just recently uncovered them and confirmed their identity. Modest micro potential, specimens range from about 3cm to 6cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each, with copy of analysis!

POLYHALITE- 18 mi NE of Carlsbad, Eddy Co., New Mexico
An old stash of this interesting species from a prolific district, here as deep brownish red masses of polyhalite comprising matrix, some intergrown with sylvite, halite and possibly other phases, colored by microscopic inclusions of iron oxides, all showing vitreous luster on good cleavage faces. Specimens range from about 2cm to 4cm @ only 6.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each.

PORTLANDITE- Morelos, Coahuila, Mexico
Pure white masses of portlandite from an old locality, these pieces are chalky, soft and neatly fit their textbook description (ie: quite ugly!). Matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each, depending on overall bulk of the specimen.

POTASSICARFVEDSONITE- Palitra Pegmatite, Lovozero Massif, Russia
This rare species occurs as dark blue to nearly black acicular needles up to 2mm long scattered in lavender ussingite matrix, occasionally with serandite, villiaumite and possibly other species. Formula: KNa2Fe2+4Fe3+Si8O22(OH)2 - monoclinic. IMA # 2003-043, approved, one of many new species from this prolific pegmatite on Mt. Kedykverpakhk! Author's material, sizes range from about 1.2cm to 3cm @ 45.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each.

POTOSIITE- Hoei Tin Mine, Ouita Pref., Kyushu, Japan
Small, tabular metallic flakes of potosiite without matrix, individuals averaging about 2mm to 3mm long in flattened platelets. Structurally confirmed by a Japanese scientist, we have a small lot of these samples, available as either a 2mm platelet @ 45.00, or as a 3mm long sample @ 75.00, both complete with our own confirming X-ray spectra!

PYROLUSITE variety POLIANITE- Lake Valley, Sierra Co., New Mexico
These are thickly intergrown, needle-like aggregates of pyrolusite forming radiating masses of greyish black "polianite" scattered in sooty, black matrix, some likely admixed with ramsdellite which is more typically in blocky aggregates and crystals. EDS analysis confirms simple Mn-oxide, and the morphology is a useful key as well to this obsolete varietal name often used to differentiate crystalline pyrolusite from its botryoidal forms. Old material, sure to turn your hands black upon handling, sizes from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each, with analytical copy!

SANJUANITE- Quebrada Chica del Zonda, San Juan, Argentina
Classic locality specimens of silky white masses of sanjuanite without matrix. Relatively pure specimens, sizes from about 0.2 cm to 0.5 cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each. Rarely offered!

TITANITE variety KEILHAUITE- Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
This old specimen is comprised of clove-brown, vitreous yttrian titanite (variety keilhauite) as a solid cleavage mass, accompanied by a small (1cm) sulfide aggregate on one surface. An old Michigan Mining College specimen from this classic locality with a cardboard label, overall size about 7x3cm @ 45.00.

TSCHERMIGITE- Wamsutter, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming
Old specimens comprised of translucent columnar aggregates and occasional octahedra to 1cm of this uncommon mineral richly scattered and comprising matrix. An interesting isometric member of the alum group from a prolific, older locality, these are ex-Wards and range in size from about 2cm to 5cm across, priced according to quality, @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

WOLLASTONITE (FL!)- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co New Jersey
Excellent, rich wollastonite aggregates richly comprising matrix, these showing the much-desired, brilliant, deep yellow fluorescence under SW-UV! Only a few large specimens on hand from this prolific locality, all choice pieces, sizes from about 11cm to 15cm across @ 125.00 and 150.00 each.

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ALLANITE-(Ce)- Hittero Island, Flekkefjord, Norway
From an old, classic locality that has produced many rare earth minerals, we have a small lot of old material (likely prior to 1910) from the former holdings of the Michigan College of Mines, comprised of brownish black aggregates of this Ce-rich mineral scattered in matrix with a wide variety of associations evident. Analytically confirmed, and a copy of our analysis accompanies each specimen, sizes from about 2cm to 4cm across @ 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

ANDERSONITE- Apex Mine, Lander Co., Nevada
Brilliantly fluorescent (!!) crystalline blobs and tiny crystal plates of yellow-green andersonite well-scattered on matrix, many overlaying an incompletely characterized, white frothy Na-Ca sulfate mineral. The andersonite is quite rich, and some samples may even yield potential micromount material as well. Analytically confirmed, with a copy of our analytical work included, from the first reported occurrence in the state, specimens range from about 2.5cm up to 9cm across @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each, based on coverage and quality.

ARTINITE- nr. Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
Firmly intact crystals of artinite form radial clusters of silky white needles to 1cm in diameter, spread across the top of a greenish serpentine matrix that has been neatly trimmed to show species to best advantage. Old material collected many years ago, occasionally with minor hydromagnesite, all reasonably attractive! Specimen sizes range from about 2.5cm to 6cm across, offered at just @ 10.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each, with a few monster specimens to 150.00 also available - inquire!

CALCITE (FL)- locality unknown; from 1900 Paris Exhibition
A large and rather impressive group of stout, scalenohedral, grayish calcites, many smaller ones fully terminated, showing multiple generations and frosty overgrowths completely covering this historic piece. The specimen is brightly fluorescent (pink SW UV) throughout, and is accompanied by its A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum label (acquisition number DM565-P), annotated by Dr. George Robinson as being the sample displayed at the Paris Exhibition of 1900! The lack of precise locality data is overcome by the size and historic nature of the piece (collected prior to 1900) that is 12cm tall and measures 20x15cm across the base! Suitable for a museum display, the specimen weighs over 10 pounds and is offered at just 325.00!

CORDIERITE variety IOLITE- Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut
A small lot of very old material, ex-Wards Natural Science, recently uncovered here, comprised of dense, grayish to slightly bluish grey massive cordierite richly scattered in minor quartz/sillimanite schist matrix, potentially with other rock forming minerals and minor sulfides as well. A Dana location, likely from the long-gone "Hungry Hill" deposit. Several specimens available, sizes from about 2cm to 5cm across at just 8.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Great eastern U.S. locality material!

COVELLITE- Undu Mine, Nukundamu, Fiji
Rather non-descript, massive grayish-blue covellite from this uncommon locality, here strictly as massive ore specimens with some rock matrix. From the type locality for nukundamite (perhaps lurking here?), sizes range from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 15.00, 30.00 and 55.00 each.

CUPROMOLYBDITE (IMA #2011-005)- Yadovitaya fumarole, Tolbachik, Kam. Russia
This NEW SPECIES, discovered in the second scoria cone of this famous Kamchatka volcano, occurs as minute (50um) honey-colored to brown, prismatic crystals in thin seams on scoria matrix. Formula: Cu3O(MoO4)2 - orthorhombic, IMA #2011-005, isostructural with vergasovite. Only a few specimens on hand: 0.5cm to 1.2cm @ 95.00 and 135.00 each. Type locality, of course!

DIAMOND- Dudno Region, Lunda Province, Angola
From the old stock of well known dealer David New, we offer an interesting selection of small diamond crystals from this rarely offered locality. Each crystal is a modified dodecahedron or octahedron and measures about 3x3mm, with a color range from transparent white to yellow to greenish hues. We offer these transparent diamonds with our choice of color @ just 20.00 each, or a lot of three different colors @ just 55.00 per set.

DICKITE- Pant-Y-Gaseg Mine, Almwch, Anglesey, Wales
From the TYPE LOCALITY for the species, these specimens show scattered, white masses comprised of minutely crystalline dickite on the surface and in seams of a grayish dolomitic matrix. The material was characterized in 1888, but not appropriately named until 1930 by Ross and Kerr (my mineralogy professor's father-in-law @ Columbia University). Uncommonly offered today as the mine first operated in 1859 and had eventually ceased all operations by 1907, we have a few ugly 3.5cm specimens @ 25.00 ea. Classic locality!

ENARGITE- Burrus Mine, Washoe Co., Nevada
Excellent, micro black or grayish black enargite crystals (!!) to several millimeters completely covering matrix, some with tiny octahedral pyrite crystals as well, making fine TNs with good micro potential. Uncommon at the locality, specimens in the 2cm-2.5cm are just 15.00 each, a few larger to 4cm on hand @ 30.00 each.

EUDIALYTE variety EUCOLITE- Langesundsfjorden, Norway
Large pods of orange-brown crystalline aggregates of "eucolite" well scattered in matrix, closely resembling those samples from the Skutesundskjaer area occasionally pictured on the web. However, this is old Ward's material specified only as Langesundsfjorden, and while some would suggest this is actually ferrokentbrooksite, not eudialyte, our analytical work (copy supplied) is inconclusive, as it chemically straddles both species. Hence, we call it the more conservative "eudialyte variety eucolite" in keeping with its historic designation. Specimens are rich, average size about 3.5cm to 5.5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

FERROERICSSONITE (IMA#2010-025)- Esquire #8, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California
This NEW SPECIES occurs as dark reddish brown vitreous and foliated aggregates and striated blades sparsely scattered in quartz matrix, some associated with anandite, gillespite, titantaramellite and possibly other species. Formula: BaFe2Fe3+O(Si2O7)(OH), monoclinic, IMA #2010-025. Author's material from the type locality, specimens range from about 0.8cm to 2cm across, priced according to coverage and size @ 95.00, 125.00 and 155.00 each for the richest.

FRAIPONTITE- Red Bird Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada
An unusual occurrence of pale blue fraipontite, here as thin seams in a limonitic matrix that show a distinctly platy habit of densely intergrown crystal aggregates that comprise the seams. Trimming may actually yield a few isolated crystals, rare for the species, with matrix sizes ranging from about 2cm to 6cm across @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each, with a couple in the 8cm-9cm range @ 60.00 each.

GALUSKINITE (IMA #2010-075)- Birkhin Massif, Olkhon Area, Baikal, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as colorless to grayish micro grains in dellaite/larnite matrix, here as polished sections averaging about 9mm across and accompanied by at least one color image and two or more SEM images pinpointing the mineral and its identified associations. Formula: Ca7(SiO4)3CO3 - monoclinic and a new structural type, IMA #2010-075, and holotype material with full probe data! Only a couple of meticulously prepared specimens available @ 295.00 each. List alternates!

GEHLENITE- Crestmore Quarry, Riverside Co., California
Translucent grayish masses of gehlenite intimately intergrown with merwinite and comprising matrix, occasionally with minor greenish vesuvianite as well. An old US locality for the mineral, rich, massive specimens from 3cm to 6cm across @ 10.00, 20.00, and 35.00 each.

HIELSCHERITE (IMA #2011-037)- Graulay, Hillesheim, Eifel, Germany
This NEW SPECIES occurs as very tiny, hair-like colorless crystals up to 0.2mm long, here from the type (and only) specimen of the authors, often in minute, subparallel aggregates. Formula: Ca2Si(SO4)(SO3)(OH)6*11H2O - hexagonal, IMA #2011-037 and recently approved. Named for amateur mineralogist and collector Klaus Hielscher (b.1957), a new member of the ettringite group and an analog of thaumasite. Caveat Emptor: A sulfate-bearing variety of thaumasite (with SO3<CO3) is widespread at the locality, but hielscherite is rare! Only tiny samples on hand, each in a vial @ 95.00 each, portion of the TYPE!!

HYDROMAGNESITE- Lodi District, Nye Co., Nevada
White, pure aggregates of hydromagnesite, rather fibrous in habit, largely comprising matrix. Old Wards material collected many years ago and recently acquired from a mining school inventory. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 6cm across @ just 8.00, 15.00 and 35.00 each.

LAMMERITE-BETA (IMA #2009-002)- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute olive green to greenish yellow, coarse, prismatic crystals, typically striated and in crusts. Formula: Cu3(AsO4)2 - monoclinic, IMA #2009-002, a dimorph of lammerite but with a very different structure. Typical association is hematite, but green to bluish green lammerite, or green piypite, are also sometimes present. Specimens range from about 1.2cm to 3cm across @ 140.00 and 175.00 each

LUINAITE-(OH) (IMA#2009-046)- Bald Hornet Claim, King Co., Washington
This NEW TOURMALINE SPECIES occurs here as elongated, olive green needles and plumose groups either as small, very rich matrix specimens or frozen in transparent quartz crystals as sharp, included groups. This Na-Fe2+ tourmaline has been confirmed at three localities, and this is the only North American locality reported, collected in the late 1960's. IMA #2009-046, only a couple of these on hand, specimens averaging about 2cm to 3+cm long @ 55.00 and 85.00 each, all with micro potential as well, of course!

MALACHITE- Nchanga, Copperbelt Region, Zambia
A thickly slabbed specimen of green, banded malachite comprising matrix, here with a dull red cuprite mass evident at one end, likely with other Cu-minerals intimately associated with the piece. A great locality specimen, accompanied by E.W. Heinrich's label as well that originally indicated Nchanga in Uganda instead of Zambia, the cut faces of this former Northern Rhodesian specimen measure about 7x7cm and the piece is about 2cm thick @ 55.00.

META-AUTUNITE etc- Palermo Mine, North Groton, New Hampshire
Old material collected by G. Fred Lincks many years ago, we uncovered a small lot of pale feldspar specimens nicely intergrown with smoky quartz and various "hot" UO2 phases, most notably fluorescent (green SW UV) pale greenish yellow flakes of meta-autunite scattered on matrix, some of the larger samples with apparent uraninite as well. Not well crystallized but interesting for the locality, specimens range from about 2.5cm to 7cm chunks @ 10.00, 25.00 and 55.00 each.

MITRIDATITE- Bull Mosse Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
Excellent micro groups of mitridatite appearing as greenish brown delicate balls and fuzzy aggregates as crusts and knobs lining isolated vugs of highly altered, dark greenish black phosphate nodules, typically with small scattered mass of bright pyrite throughout, and often with other prolific phosphate species. Excellent for the species, matrix sizes from about 2cm to nearly 5cm across @ just 10.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each, all with modest micro potential as well!

MOLYBDENITE- Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia
Sharp, partial hexagonal crystals and platelets of fine, pure molydenite, most with little or no matrix. From the 1996 strike at this famous locality near Chillagoe, these are quite fine for the species, sizes from about 1.7cm to 4cm across, priced according to quality @ 10.00, 15.00, 20.00, 30.00, and 45.00 each. Neat!

MOTTRAMITE w/ CHRYSOCOLLA- Blue Bird Mine, Mineral Co., Nevada
Yellowish green punky masses of mottramite well scattered on rock surface, most with a smattering of blue chrysocolla as well, making for interesting and colorful specimens despite the lack of crystallization. From an obscure locality, soon to be described in a Mineral News feature article, specimens range from about 2.5cm to 7cm across at just 5.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

MULLITE- Nijar, Almeria Province, Spain
Occurring in a schist like matrix with small red garnet crystals, mullite, an aluminum rich silicate, appears as rich opaque white masses and silky aggregates, constituting much of each specimen. Basically unattractive rocks, these are excellent representative examples of this uncommon species. Sizes from 1.5 cm to nearly 5 cm @ 15.00, 30.00, and 45.00 each; one superb 10x5 cm cabinet specimen @ 100.00.

MURDOCHITE- Southwest Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona
From an old hoard of Bisbee material, we have uncovered a small lot of excellent murdochite specimens, here as richly scattered, black micro crystals on matrix, most with well formed micro calcites as well on gossan, some larger ones with minor malachite as well. Attractive under the 'scope, specimens from about 3cm to 6cm across @ 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each. Neat!

NEKOITE- Crestmore, Riverside Co., California
This uncommon mineral occurs here as grayish white to snow-white finely fibrous to compact masses scattered on matrix, occasionally with other species. Type locality material, specimens with rich coverage ranging from 2.5cm to 7cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

NULLAGINITE- Otway's Prospect, Nullagin, W.A., Australia
A nickel bearing member of the rosasite group, nullaginite occurs as pale green fibrous veinlets running through a gaspeite/pecoraite rock, some possibly associated with otwayite. Good representative samples with many shades of green due to the assorted nickel minerals present, some with face cuts to show structure, sizes from 0.5cm to 4cm @ 15.00, 30.00, 50.00, and 100.00 each. Colorful!

OLIVENITE w/ RICHELSDORFITE- Burrus Mine, nr. Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada
Pale green micro druses or tiny spiky crystals of olivenite sparsely scattered in seams and vugs in matrix, associated with bright blue richelsdorfite lightly scattered on matrix as well. A nice combination of copper minerals, here strictly as micro or reference material with good color, specimen sizes from about 2cm to 6cm across @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. Neat stuff from an exhausted locality!

PAVLOVSKYITE (IMA #2010-063)- Lakargi Mt., Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from this carefully studied area in the Northern Caucasus, here as minute white grains well scattered in larnite matrix in polished sections of holotype (!) material ranging from 11mm to 15mm across. Each sample is accompanied by a color image, three SEM images and EMPA data as well. Formula: Ca8(SiO4)2(Si3O10) - orthorhombic- IMA #2010-063. One superbly documented sample on hand @ 275.00.

PHOSPHOHEDYPHANE+PYROMORPHITE- Ken-Choku Mine, Ahezkazgan Oblast, Kazakhstan
This relatively NEW SPECIES, a member of the apatite group, occurs here as light grey, vitreous to greasy filmy masses very richly coating elongated and often hopper-shaped greenish pyromorphite crystals richly scattered on matrix. Formula: Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl, IMA#2005-026, from the second world occurrence, and also an unusual pyromorphite locality for those so inclined, specimens from about 2cm to nearly 3.5cm across @ 65.00, 85.00 and 125.00 each, based on quality and size, many with micro potential as well!

PHOSPHOSIDERITE etc.- Bull Moose Mine, Custer, South Dakota
Small, sharp micro crystals of light violet to pinkish glassy phosphosiderite showing good monoclinic forms are dispersed among subhedral grains of dark greenish black barbosalite in small pockets in matrix. Classic association specimens in dark green, pyrite-rich altered phosphate matrix, collected many years ago by one of Bill Roberts' assistants, sizes range from about 1.5cm to 5cm across @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each, many with modest micro potential as well!

RUSINOVITE (IMA #2010-072)- Lakargi Mt., Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from this prolific locality, offered here as holotype material (!) accompanied by a full color image with probe data in polished sections ranging from 11mm to 15mm across. The mineral occurs as minute, needle-like to filiform crystals, end member formula noted as Ca10(Si2O7)3Cl2 - orthorhombic and new structural type, IMA #2010-072. Only a couple of well documented samples on hand @ 265.00 each.

SCHEELITE- Tae Hwa Mine, Neungami-Ri, Chungji, South Korea
Old material from more than thirty years ago, here as matrix-free, brownish tetragonal single crystals to nearly 1.5cm, all showing at least a full half pyramidal crystal, and all with brilliant blue-white UV fluorescent response as well! Only a few on hand @ 30.00 each.

SPODUMENE variety KUNZITE- Mawi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan
An outstanding single crystal of gargantuan proportions! This superb, older museum piece weights nearly eight pounds (!!) and is finely terminated around all four prism faces, and it is also doubly terminated as well, one end being somewhat crudely spear-pointed, the other showing complex etching and re-healing. The color is pale pink when viewed through the prism faces, turning a glorious, deep, rich pink color when viewed down the c-axis. Typical crazing is evident, and the entire piece is highly lustrous. This extraordinary, matrix-free single crystal measures (!!!) 29cm long x 9cm wide x 6cm deep and is priced at 4000.00! Wow!

SYLVITE on HALITE- Salton Sea, Imperial Co., California
Excellent, translucent grayish white octahedral crystals of sylvite up to 1.5cm across, well-scattered on matrix of
crystalline halite. The specimens have a pleasing, pale orange color due to inclusions in the halite, and these are reasonably attractive and well crystallized specimens from a well-known locality for the species. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 10cm across @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each, depending on overall size and quality.

URANOCIRCITE/METAURANOCIRCITE- Apex Mine, Lander Co., Nevada
This relatively uncommon mineral occurs here as soft, bright yellow platy aggregates and stellate masses well-scattered on pale aplite matrix. The mineral is nicely fluorescent and has good coverage, these analytically confirmed (copy supplied) in our laboratory! From the first reported occurrence in Nevada, specimens range from about 2.5cm to 6cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. Neat!

WULFENITE (Tungsten-rich)- Blue Bird Mine, Mineral Co., Nevada
Our first analysis of this material was in the hope that these grayish white wulfenites were actually stolzite, but it was not to be! They occur here as largely incomplete, small tabular wafers and aggregates to a few millimeters sparsely scattered on a chrysocolla-rich rock matrix, some with modest micro potential, but from a heretofore unreported locality for wulfenite! Weird color for the species, analytically confirmed as tungstenian wulfenite but insufficient tungsten for stolzite, only a few specimens on hand, matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 4cm @ 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

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ACTINOLITE etc.- Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York
This is a huge mix of flattened, dark greenish aggregates of actinolite richly comprising matrix, shot through with the occasional area of white or pinkish calcite, pale greenish diopside, minor bronze-colored to nearly black phlogopite etc. Searches by EDS have turned up little else in these otherwise complex specimens, with overall sizes ranging from 2.5cm to 12cm door stops @ 4.00, 8.00, 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

ADAMITE (Cuprian)- Imperial Mine, Esmeralda Co., Nevada
Small, pale blue to nearly white chisel shaped micro crystals and balls of cuprian adamite lightly scattered in limonitic matrix, occasionally with minor wispy needle-like crystals of agardite-(Nd) as well. An unusual locality for these good micro-potential, sizes from about 2cm to 4cm across @ just 5.00 and 10.00 each.

BISMUTITE- Zingheim Pegmatite, Devil's Hole, Colorado
Three small specimens of dull yellowish bismutite scattered on matrix, collected by E.W. Heinrich from this Texas Creek area in Fremont County many years ago. Specimens are accompanied by copies of both Heinrich's label and the A.E. Seaman Museum label as well, sizes average 3cm across @ just 20.00 each.

CARLOSBARBOSAITE- Jaguaracu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This NEW SPECIES, named for famed Brazilian mineral dealer Carlos Barbosa, occurs as tiny, pale yellow, orthorhombic lath-like to wormy aggregates as a sparse, late stage cavity filling in white albite. Formula: (Ca.5[].5)(UO2)2(Nb5+Si)O6(OH)2*2H2O; IMA #2010-047. Author's material, of course, with only a few specimens availble from small matrix specimens from 3mm to 3cm @ 95.00, 125.00, 175.00,and 225.00.

CHAROITE etc.- Charo River, Murun Massif, Yakutia, Russia
Pale pinkish purple, solid fibrous masses of charoite largely comprising matrix, here from the classic locality at the confluence of teh Chara and Tokko Rivers. Specimens are colorful and sometimes associated with aegirine or honey colored tinaksite, and they range from about 2cm to 4cm @ 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each, or as wonderfully colorful, completely polished nuggets from 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ just 3.50 and 5.00 each.

CHLORITOID variety MASONITE- Champion Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan
Dark greenish black, broad and relatively brittle aggregates of analyticlaly confirmed chloritoid comprising matrix, some with minor mica and possibly other phases. Originally labeled as "masonite", an obscure and obsolete name for the mineral originally named for Mr. Owen Mason in the 1840s. Rich material from an old and prolific locality, relatively pure samples from about 2cm to 7cm across at just 5.00, 15.00 and 30.00 ea.

CUPROSKLODOWSKITE- Musonoi, Katanga Province (ex-Zaire), Dem Rep Congo
From the depths of the warehouse, a full crate of excellent secondary uranium specimens has emerged, virtually all ex-Gilbert Gautier from many years ago. The cuprosklodowskite specimens show the typical elongated, bright yellowish green needle-like rods and crystal sprays of this radioactive mineral well scattered on digenitic ore matrix, many with other, largely unchecked secondary uranium species. Priced according to overall size, richness and aesthetics, we have excellent, representative specimens ranging in size from about 2.5cm to 6x6cm @ 100.00, 150.00, 200.00, 300.00 and one @ 500.00! Hot, colorful stuff!

DJURLEITE/CHALCOCITE w/ BORNITE- Bonanza Mi, Kennecott, Valdez-Cordova, Alaska
A monster specimen of copper ore with one lightly sprayed cut face, showing rich, deep greyish black metallic masses of chemically and optically indistinguishable djurleite and chalcocite, associated with somewhat iridescent bornite, these with two accompanying EDS analyses. The outer surfaces of this monster show minor secondary green malachite, and close observation of the cut face also shows trace cuprite and possibly other intergrown phases as well. A huge ore specimen from an old and prolific locality known for djurleite and rarely available today, a very large and heavy sample about 24 x 12 x 10 cm(!!!) @ just 200.00, with copies of our analyses. Grunt!

DYMKOVITE- Belorechenskoye, Northern Caucasus, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute (~0.5mm) yellow grains and crusty aggregates on dolomite, presented here as tiny mounts on 1.25cm adhesive disks. A weird uranyl-arsenite, formula: Ni(UO2)2(As3+O3)2*7H2O, monoclinic. Dymkovite is the Ni-dominant analog of seelite and is named in honor of Russian mineralogist Yuriy Maksimovich Dymkov (b. 1926), specialist in uranium mineralogy. Exceedingly rare, type locality material, of course, IMA #2010-087 and just approved @ 125.00 each.

ELBAITE (RUBELLITE) in QUARTZ- Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Pale pink elongated tourmaline crystal sections to 2cm long scattered through frosty white quartz matrix, some with minor feldspar. The prism faces are well formed and typically striated, but there are no pinacoidal terminations on these cute specimens. Only a habdful available, averaging about 2.5cm long @ just 7.50!

ENARGITE on SPHALERITE- Gordonsville Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee
A minute, metallic crystal of enargite, perched on the edge of a beautiful group of redish brown, brilliant sphalerite crystals comprising matrix, associated with tiny balls of chalcopyrite as well. Enargite is rare at this otherwise prolific locality, only found here in micro crystals often overlooked. A single specimen with very attractive sphalerite and micro enargite, overall 4x4cm with our copper SEM arrow, at just 65.00.

FERROKESTERITE- 200' level, Cligga Mine, Cornwall, England
This rare species cccurs as metallic inclusions with other sulfide minerals including sphalerite, pyrite, and kesterite in these type locality specimens. Microprobe identified material, we have matrix specimens of ferrokesterite from 1.5cm to 6cm at 25.00, 40.00, 65.00, 95.00, or 120.00 each, all accompanied by a copy of our analysis, or as small (<1cm) probe mounted and polished specimens with accompanying SEM photomicrograph for 75.00.

FERROTOCHILINITE- #1 Shaft, Oktyabr'sky Mine, Talnach, Russia
This renowned PGM locality in Norilsk, Siberia has yielded another NEW SPECIES, this one a bizarre sulfide-hydoxide recently approved as ferrotochilinite, IMA #2010-080. Formula: 6FeS*5Fe(OH)2, monoclinic, offered here as tiny (<1mm) lath-like crystals without matrix, often slightly curved and split, taken from the ONLY KNOWN, TYPE SPECIMEN! The mineral is the Fe-analogue of tochilinite, where Fe has substituted for Mg in the hydroxide part. Only a few tiny samples available @ just 100.00 each.

GOSLARITE- Commodore Mine, Creede, Mineral Co., Colorado
This uncommon hydrous zinc sulfate occurs here as relatively pure, rich white, powdery masses, likely an alteration product of sphalerite at this prolific locality. Lacking in many reference collections due to its efflorescent nature, we have several 4cm stoppered glass vials filled w/ analyzed material @ 15.00 per vial!

GROSSULAR- Sierra de Cruces, Coahuila, Mexico
Pale pink dodecahedral garnet cruystals to 1cm nicely scattered in frothy wollastonite matrix. The specimens generally have six to eight crystals of varying size on each, and most show reasonably sharp faces with a pale pinkish, mottled color throughout. Only a few specimens on hand, these ranging from about 4cm to 5cm across @ only 20.00 each.

GROSSULAR w/ WILLEMITE, LEAD- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
An old specimen, ex-Franklin Mineral Museum, comprised of dense, massive pink grossular richly scattered in and comprising matrix, shot through with several areas of brilliantly fluorescent (and phosphorescent) yellowish willemite, and minute flakes of finely disseminated native lead and occasional brown andradite at one edge of the specimen. A complex hand specimen, size about 7x6cm @ 75.00, with Museum label.

GUANAJUATITE- La Industrial Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
Extremely small, steel-grey metallic specks of this rare bismuth selenide are sparsley scattered in matrix. Rarely available, this material is from an old lot that was subsequently microprobed, and may also contain paraguanajuatite as well. Old material, matrix specimens average about 5cm across @ 85.00 each.

GUDMUNDITE- Pesinok, Bratislava, Slovakia
Relatively small masses of silvery metallic gudmundite scattered in matrix, obtained more than 25 years ago and sitting in our warehouse ever since. Interesting stuff, these range from about 1.5cm to 5cm across are well priced at only 10.00, 17.50 and 30.00 each.

GYPSUM variety SELENITE- Unspecified locality Island of Cyprus
An old specimen, collected by L.L. Hubbard (b. 1849) and ex-Michigan College of Mines, comprised of a satin-like elongated rod of gypsum, extending about 10cm tall and without other discernable matrix. Data on Cyprus minerals from old localities is lacking in modern references, so we are unable to offer an educated guess as to where on the island the specimen was collected. Only one available @ 48.00, with old label.

HEULANDITE on ANHYDRITE CASTS- Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey
A moderately handsome specimen, here with pearly, taupe-colored heulandite crystals to 1.5cm tall perched on white radiating to somewhat granular elongated anhydrite casts over minor greenish basaltic matrix. The specimen is likely early 1900s, ex-Upsala College, and is accompanied by their label. Overall size about 10x7x6 cm and very moderately priced @ just 65.00.

JAHNSITE-(CaMnMn)- Bull Moose Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
Excellent micro crystals of the (CaMnMn) member of the jahnsite series, here as tiny, yellowish green glassy crystals perched in vugs in massive primary phosphate-rich matrix. Recent EDS work on these oddly-colored micro crystals repeatedly shows the Mn:Fe ratio near 1:1 to 3:2, with low Mg present as well. All samples with arrows and accompanied by a copy of our analytical work! Although small, these are well formed and make for excellent micros with a wide variety of secondary phosphate associations, with overall matrix from about 1.5cm to 4cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, and 45.00. Nice!

KORNELITE- Coso Hot Springs, Inyo Co., California
Silky, fibrous masses of somewhat pinkish to pale purple kornelite masses scattered on friable sulfate matrix, occasionally with other species. Old material from this famous locality, specimens from about 1cm to nearly 5cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each, depending on coverage. A couple of exceptional 9cm samples @ 100.00 each.
KOSTYLEVITE- Koashva Mine, Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Unavailable for nearly a dozen years, this material is from a relatively new find near the type locality that is far superior to any previously known specimens. Here, the specimens are studded with colorless to pale coffee-colored prismatic kostylevite crystals reaching nearly 2mm, some combined into sprays and clusters, others showing fine X or V-shaped twins in a spectacular arrangement unseen before. Further, the mineral is strongly fluorescent (yellow-green, SW UV, and easy to spot as a result!) and some of the best specimens are associated with 1mm brown rhombohedral crystals of sazykinaite-(Y) as well! (This is the type locality for that species!). Wonderful specimens of a great rarity, matrix sizes from about 2.5cm to nearly 6cm @ 60.00, 85.00, 100.00, 125.00 and 150.00 each.

KOZULITE- Tanohata Mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Brilliant reddish black cleavages of this unusual amphibole give the metamorphosed banded manganese host rock a sparkling micaceous appearance. From the type locality, 2cm to nearly 4cm specimens at 20.00, 45.00 and 60.00 ea.

KRAUSKOPFITE- Rush Creek, Fresno County, California
Pearly white to chalky krauskopfite fills seams and forms scales over tan matrix. Best pieces show flattened acicular development. These are from the type locality for this species. Sizes from 1.5cm to 5cm @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00.

MERRIHUEITE on CHAYESITE- Pauliberg Mt., Burgenland, Austria
Tiny micro crystals of somewhat flattened hexagonal chayesite crystals thinly scattered on basaltic matrix, all showing a pale pinkish to coppery overcoat of the rare mineral tentatively identified as merrihueite (see Lapis 2002, 4/38-39). Only a few specimens on hand, all with good chayesite micro potential, matrix sizes average 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 55.00 and 75.00 each, depending on quality.

NATROJAROSITE- Mopung Hills, Churchill Co., Nevada
Root-beer brown to honey yellow brown tabular micro crystals of natrojarosite scattered on rock matrix. Rather attractive specimens under the microscope, showing many platy and intergrown crystal groups with variable color throughout. Analytical work on the material, in the hopes of discovering ammoniojarosite, disclosed that the material (origianlly labeled as jarosite) was actually natrojarosite, the first reported occurrence from Churchill County! Specimens from about 2cm to nearly 7cm across @ 7.50, 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each, all with copies of our analysis.

OTTRELITE- Ottre, Salmchateau, Belgium
From the type locality, this uncommon mineral occurs as very tiny but richly distributed greenish grey scales and pseudohexagonal plates in a grey argillaceous schist-like matrix. Interesting but unattractive classical material, specimen sizes from about 3cm to 8cm across @ only 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each for the largest samples.

PARAVAUXITE- Siglo Viente Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
These historic specimens were collected by Reynolds M. Denning, a former worker at the mine during the 1940's, and a graduate of and instructor at Michigan Technical University. Paravauxite is found as excellent bladed transparent delicate pale green crystals to 1 cm, richly covering matrix, and associated with wavellite, tan metavauxite, and occasionally blue vauxite. A handful of specimens from 2cm to outstanding 6cm @ 25.00, 40.00, 85.00, and 150.00. A few to 9cm @ 200.00!

PSEUDOLYONSITE- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as a semi-transparent to opaque, dark red to black fumarolic mineral, typically in tiny (up to ~1mm) lustrous acicular to prismatic crystals on crack walls within the second scoria cone here at the type locality. Formula: Cu3(VO4)2, monoclinic, IMA #2009-062. The mineral is the monoclinic dimorph
of mcbirneyite, but with a significantly different structure. Minor associations may include hematite and/or greenish piypite as well. Specimens range from about 1cm to 2cm across @ 100.00 and 165.00 each.

PYRITE- Cupric Mine, Newhouse, Beaver Co., Utah
eird floaters and detached matrix crystals of brassy pyrite without discernable matrix, these showing a variety of forms and habits, most showing typical pyritohedrons with assorted modifications. From an old locality, individual crystals range from about 1cm to 1.6cm @ 7.50, 10.00 and 15.00 each, or a lot of three different @ just 25.00!

QUARTZ included w/ ACTINOLITE- Alchuri, Shigar Valley, nr. Skardu, Pakistan
Thin, dark green needles of actinolite (variety byssolite) richly scattered on, and included in, elongated quartz crystals without matrix. Various sizes available from elongated single quartz crystals to larger, more massive groups, sizes from about 3cm to 8x8cm @ 10.00, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 75.00 each. Price based on quality and aesthetics.

QUENSTEDTITE w/ ROMERITE etc.- Mejillones, Antofagasta, Chile
This uncommon mineral occurs here as small but excellent violet, glassy aggregates and minute crystals intergrown in widespread, golden brown romerite, yellow copiapite, a micro, pale blue glassy Cu-sulfate that is NOT krohnkite, as well as other sulfates. A rather attractive assemblage of colorful and interesting species, these from a relatively new find. XRD and EDS confirmed, specimens range from about 2.5cm to nearly 6cm across @ 25.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each. Attractive assemblage under the scope!

RASPITE with STOLZITE- Sumidouro de Mariana Mine, M.G., Brazil
Minute, well formed glassy and transparent crystals of respite delicately perched on quartz matrix, all with excellent, bright orange stolzite crystals richly scattered throughout each specimen. From a new find for these uncommon minerals, these have superb micro potential as well. Only three specimens on hand, sizes range from about 2cm to 3cm across at 100.00 and 150.00 each. Great stuff for Brazil!

RETGERSITE- Mina la Motte, Madison Co., Missouri
Pale blue powdery masses of retgersite, a nickel sulfate, richly cover the matrix of these moderately ugly specimens. Older material from an interesting locality, and quite rich to boot! Available as small sample in a capsule @ 10.00, or matrix specimens with moderate coverage, 1cm to 5cm @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 each.

RHODONITE- Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey
Colorful and rich specimens of rhodonite, these out of several older collections and accumulated here. Bright pink rhodonite occurs as crudely crystalline massive material, frequently associated with franklinite, willemite, calcite, and/or andradite etc. Colorful and moderately rich rhodonite is becoming harder to come by, and we have sizes ranging from about 4cm to 9cm across @ only 20.00, 30.00, 45.00, 75.00 and 90.00.

RUTILE var: ILMENORUTILE- McGuire Pegmatite, Park Co., Colorado
Solid brownish black masses and crude aggregates of this niobian-rich rutile largely comprising matrix, some showing superficial alteration products. The locality and mineralization was described in some detail in American Mineralogist in 1999 (V84, pg. 754-763). Rather heavy and dense for small specimens, with overall sizes ranging from about 2cm to 3cm across @ just 10.00 and 15.00 each.

SCHORL- Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
A small lot of superb, vitreous black schorls with remarkably complex etched faces over typical colunmar habit, with minor muscovite crystals randomly perched about some of the specimens! Very attractive and exceptionally lustrous crystals, extraordinarily brilliant, complex faces, with specimens from about 5x4cm to 9x5cm @ 35.00, 45.00 and 85.00 each, these collected about ten years ago!

STEWARTITE etc.- Bull Moose Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
A superb lot of micro, well crystallized stewartite specimens from this famous locality, here as excellent, deep yellow, transparent, gemmy lath-like crystals sparsely scattered in vugs. Many of these groups are free-standing and undamaged as they protrude into the vugs, and all are priced according to overall coverage and quality of the species and phosphate associations, which are prolific. This is the BEST stewartite we have ever seen from Bull Moose! All lower end material has been removed from this lot, and offered specimens are separated into two loosely defined groups of "B" grade in good specimens and excellent "A" grade material. Prices/sizes for "B"grade: 1.5cm to 4cm @ 15.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00; and "A" grade: 2cm to 6cm @ 25.00, 40.00, 75.00, 100.00, 150.00.

TRIPLITE in QUARTZ- Horni Slavkov, Karlovy Vary,Bohemia, Czech Republic
Dull masses of pinkish brown to purplish brown triplite sparsely scattered in grey, massive quartz matrix. Strictly lean and ugly reference material from an old (Schlanggenwald) and prolific locality, specimens from about 5cm to 9cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

YEDLINITE- Mammoth-St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Arizona
One of the rarest of Arizona species, and still a one-locality mineral, we recently purchased a pair of mounted yedlinite micros from a private collection, the specimens orginally obtained from Neal Yedlin by the former owner. Yedlinite occurs as minute, lightly frosted cranberry-red micro crystals sparsely scattered in vugs, typically associated with wulfenite, diaboleite, clear fluorite etc. Perhaps one of the "key" minerals for a comprehensive species or micromount collection, one @ 1500.00, the other @ 1250.00. Rare!!

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CIGARETTE CARDS- Circa 1930's: Various Brands from Germany
When we buy a collection, we buy everything. Sometimes, this includes things we have no idea what to do with. Uncovered recently: another lot of many hundreds of these once popular and apparently highly collectible "cigarette cards", typically provided one card per pack as a "bonus" to the buyer. All the cards we have here are from a variety of German cigarette brands, most from the 1930's, and each card depicts a scene from a specific topic: castles, industries, military scenes, flags, coats of arms, native dress, far away places, flora and fauna etc.. Most are in color, some appear to be actual black and white photos, all are imprinted on reverse. We are not going to sort these and wish to just blow them out at inexpensive large lots as follows: 100 cards @ $25; 250 cards @ $55; Best deal: 500 cards @ just $99, each lot with little or no duplication!

CATALOG 21103 - Vol. XXXVIII, No.3. All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted: April 1, 2011.

AMBER variety SUCCINITE- Palmnicken, Baltic Coast, "Prussia"
Exceptionally old specimens consisting of opaque pale brown to nearly dark red-brown rounded masses of this amber variety. This locality was first worked in 1875, and this amber variety is old Krantz material, originally obtained from him by an old U.S. mining institution. The current locality of this "Prussian" area is now near Yantarny in Kaliningradskya Oblast in NW Russia, specimen sizes from 2.5cm to nearly 4cm @ just 20.00 and 30.00 each.

ANDALUSITE- nr. Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Rather large, finger-thick crude columnar crystal sections of rose-red, vitreous andalusite without matrix. While these are not gem quality, the orthorhombic cross sections and good prism faces are distinctive in these stout, milky crystal forms. Overall lengths average a little over 3cm tall @ just 10.00 each. Good reference specimens that are surprisingly inexpensive!

BARITE (STRONTIAN) etc.- Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee
Creamy white, crudely aggregated balls and partial hemispheres of strontian barite perched on matrix, typically associated with cubes of fluorite, brilliant red-black sphalerite, calcite etc. We have a large variety of specimens from an old miner's hoard, reference samples to fancy cabinet-quality specimens with large balls, sizes ranging from 4cm to 9cm across @ 15.00, 30.00, 45.00, 65.00, and 150.00; one 16x10cm specimen with a 14cm calcite crystal, minor sphalerite and an 8cm barite @ 250.00 as well!

BAUMSTARKITE- San Genaro Mine, Huancavelica, Peru
This relatively rare species, formula AgSbS2 - triclinic- occurs, as greyish metallic, tabular plates intergrown on miargyrite matrix. Originally identified in the 1970s as aramayoite by Perloff and others in these well presented micro's, subsequent work nearly 30 years later showed these to be the isostructural baumstarkite instead. Type locality material, (IMA #99-049) only a couple of carefully Weber/Perloff mounted 1-1.5cm specimens of this desireable silver mineral are available @ 125.00 each.

BERTRANDITE- South Acworth, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire
A pair of old, cream-colored massive feldspar specimens, each with a light dusting of transparent to translucent, lustrous platy crystalline aggregates of bertrandite thinly scattered across one surface. Ex-Garske and collected by Gunar Bjareby, modest reference specimens from a great collector, average about 6cm across @ just 35.00 each.

CORUNDUM variety SAPPHIRE- Horombe Region, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar
Thick, stout corundum crystal sections without matrix, here with an odd, mottled, greyish-greenish color. These show good hexagonal prism faces and most are marginally terminated with a basal pinacoid at one end with trigon faces evident. Lngths on this thumb-thick specimens averages about 3cm @ just 12.50 each!

DIAMOND- Carnot River Region, Cent African Rep
A strange but rather appealing flattened diamond in a weird collapsed dodecahedral habit, wonderfully transparent with a pale green color with a hint of yellow! The crystal measures about 7x6mm across its smooth surface, and under modest magnification (20x or less), several other mineral inclusions are visible! A potentially great micro due to the tiny included mineral grains, the stone weighs a substantial 0.78 carats and is priced at just 385.00. Only one available!

EUGSTERITE- Pabellon de Pica, Iquique Province, Chile
This rare species occurs here as minute, delicate, colorless to white micro crystal needles and sprays sparsely scattered on halite matrix, frequently associated with massive, frosty, clear darapskite and occasionally minor blue ammineite as well. A rare mineral assemblage, some with good micro potential, matrix sizes from about 1.8cm to nearly 4cm @ 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each, depending on coverage.

FLUORO-SODIC-FERROPEDRIZITE- Sutlug River, Tuva Republic, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as slender, elongated aggregates well-scattered in small matrix samples, here from the type locality. Formula: NaLi2(Fe2Al2Li)(Si6Al2)O22F2 - monoclinic - IMA #2008-070, a new amphibole group member (with a ridiculously long name!). Specimens average about 1.5cm across @ 155.00 each. Only a few available; list alternates!

GOETHITE- Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
Excellent, brilliant black bubbly and lustrous botryoids of radiating goethite comprising matrix. These are among the most attractive botryoidal goethites we have seen, much like the old English "kidney ore" hematite specimens of many years ago. Attractive hand specimens, only a couple available, averaging about 7cm across at just 45.00 each. Fine for an often-ugly mineral!

GROSSULAR- Hunting Hill Quarry, Rockville, Maryland
From a small lot of material collected by Julius Weber many years ago, we have several sharp grossulars, generally pale red to orange red, the smaller ones with greenish diopside, the larger without matrix but showing a contact point, these making good micros or small TNs with overall sizes from about 5mm to 1.2cm @ just 4.00, 7.50 and 10.00 each. Neat old stuff!

IRON (NATIVE)- Mt. Ozernaya, Taimyr, Siberia, Russia
These are excellent examples of terrestrial iron, carefully prepared here as polished sections that show the richly distributed metallic native iron in rock found at the locality. No rusty hulks here, the specimens average from about 1.5cm to 4cm long @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each. Nice for this native element!

KALSILITE- San Venanzo Q., Terni, Umbria, Italy
From an older find, kalsilite occurs here as micro white prismatic crystals in vuggy matrix, typically associated with bronze phologopite, melilite and occasionally fluorapatite and other species as well. Good micro potential, specimen sizes range from about 3cm to 6cm across @ just 20.00, 30.00 and 55.00 each.

KHINITE- Bird Nest Claim, San Bernadino Co., California
This obscure lead-producing locality from many years ago has now yielded only the third locality for khinite, available here as small micro balls and glassy aggregates of deep green color, lying as flattened aggregates on massive quartz matrix. Not much to look at unless relatively high magnification is used, but a rare copper-lead tellurate mineral nonetheless. Choice material for the locality, TN's to about 2cm @ 55.00 each.

KOMAROVITE- Mt. Karnasurt, Lovozero Massif, Kola Russia
Pale pink masses of komarovite, here as tabular pseudomorphs in solid veinlets and aggregates after vuonnemite. typically with natrolite and possibly other species. Fairly lean material sparsely scattered in matrix, sizes from about 1cm to 2.5cm @ 45.00 and 75.00 each; a couple of hand specimens to 5+cm available @ 150.00 each.

KORNERUPINE- Itrongay, Madagascar
This interesting mineral occurs here as greyish blue crystalline masses scattered in biotitic rock matrix. Moderately rich but not very attractive samples of this great locality material from old Cureton stock of many years ago. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to nearly 7cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each.

KOSMOCHLORE- Maw-Sit-Sit, (ex-Burma), Myanmar
This rare mineral occurs as dense, deep emerald green masses comprising matrix, the chromium analog of jadeite. Only a few small samples available from this obscure locality, sizes averaging about 0.8cm @ 40.00

NONTRONITE- nr. Bakersville, North Carolina
A rather ugly mess of brown to greenish intergrown smectites, comprised mainly of nontronite admixed with other phases. An unusual locality, ex-E.W. Heinrich, famous geologist and mineralogist, likely self-collected by him many years ago. Specimens range from about 2cm to 5.5 cm @ 15.00, 30.00 and 55.00 each.

OURAYITE- Pitiquito, Sonora, Mexico
Metallic grey masses of this unusual silver mineral well-scattered in matrix, typically admixed with other sulfides. From a small find at the locality in 1981 by Dr. Sidney Williams, we have several specimens as small TN's from 1cm to 2cm in size @ 25.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each, depending on size and coverage.

OXYCALCIOMICROLITE- Ipe Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Excellent, lustrous orange to yellowish brown micro crystals and aggregates of this newly defined microlite group species very richly covering matrix, occasionally associated with white albite, minor muscovite and/or other species. Recently approved in 2010, we have a good selection of small but attractive micro-rich specimens, overall sizes ranging from about 1.2cm to 2.5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

PARA-ALUMOHYDROCALCITE- Saru Dornei, Suceava, Romania
This rare carbonate mineral occurs here as densely packed white masses richly covering matrix. Orginally approved in 1976 (IMA 1976-027), the mineral was recently (2009) found at this locality in moderately rich masses. Only two specimens on hand, sizes average about 2.5cm long @ 75.00 each.

PHARMACOALUMITE- Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah
From recently confirmed material, these are extremely small cubic crystals of this moderately rare and newly defined species lightly scattered in vugs in limonitic matrix, some with olivenite and possibly other species. New nomenclature approved by the IMA designates this species name as pharmacoalumite. These require some serious magnification (20x and up) to appreciate, but they are uncommon and from only the second (?) reported North American occurrence. Micro material from 5mm to 2cm @ 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each, depending on size, coverage and associations.

PHURCALITE- nr. Coaldale, Esmeralda Co., Nevada
Just featured in the March issue of Mineral News, we have a small selection of phurcalite specimens, the mineral occuring as bright yellow, tiny specks of crudely intergrown acicular micro aggregates very sparsely scattered as replacements of small feldspar phenocrysts or thin seam coatings in a tightly welded ash flow tuff. An uncommon uranium mineral, occasionally associated with very minor autunite and/or phosphuranylite, specimens range from about 2cm to 6cm across @ 10.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each.

PUMPELLYITE-(Mg)- Russian River, Mendocino Co., California
From an old and well-known locality for the mineral, pumpellyite-(Mg) occurs here as pistachio green, well disseminated aggregates scattered in rock matrix. Only a few massive specimens on hand, most in the 3cm to 6cm size range @ 10.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

QUARTZ-GOLD ORE CORE SAMPLE- Gold Road Mine, nr. Oatman, Arizona
A 5cm diameter core sample about 11cm tall comprised of thin quartz streamers and veinlets, some with voids and showing micro quartz crystals, shot through massive, latite rock matrix. Micro gold was produced from the mine until 1923, and sporadically operated until 1949. One could slice up the core sample in an effort to potentially expose native gold, but we suspect the locality, like this core sample, is largely barren today. One core sample only, 11x5cm @ 45.00.

RANCIEITE- Mont Mirat, Lozere, France
Old BRGM material obtained from Dr. Paul Sainfeld many years ago, comprised of brownish black, somewhat iridescent masses scattered in thin exposed veinlets in limonitic ore matrix. Specimens range from about 2cm to 4cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

RASVUMITE- Coyote Peak, Humboldt Co., California
Small masses of coppery-red plates and aggregates of rasvumite sparsely scattered in matrix, these from the type locality for coyoteite and other strange species. Only a few verified samples available, matrix sizes from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 40.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each. One superb specimen from the author measuring 12cm across @ 250.00.

SCHULLERITE (IMA 2010-035)- Lohley, Udersdorf, Eifel Mts., Germany
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, dark brownish tabular crystals and aggregates, often with a whitish alteration rim, sparsely scattered in alkaline basalt matrix, usually with nepheline and other species. Formula: Ba2Na(Mn,Ca)(Fe3+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2(O,F)4 - triclinic, IMA #2010-035, type locality material from one of the authors. Only a few specimens available, sizes from about 1.5cm to 2.5cm+ @ 165.00 each. Limit one per customer, please!

SIDERITE- Ivigtut, Greenland
Several dark brown rhobohedral crystals and aggregates surrounded by massive white cryolite. From a classic Dana locality, specimens range from relatively pure single crystals of about 4cm @ 50.00, to larger, more massive matrix specimens where the siderite is embedded and scattered in white cryolite (4cm to 7cm) @ 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each, many from the famous geologist & mineralogist, E.W. Heinrich's collection.

SMITHSONITE (cobaltoan)- Tsumeb, Namibia
Old material from the early 1970's originally provided by Julius Zweibel during his many visits to the locality, these occur as small pinkish rhombs and botryoids nicely scattered on matrix, reasonably attractive as well as densely intergrown groups. Only a few small specimens, 2.5cm to 3.5cm @ 25.00 to 40.00 each. Nice!

STERNBERGITE- Joachimstal, Bohemia, Czech Republic
A tiny crystal grain (<1mm) mounted on SEM carbon tape and accompanied by our chemical analysis, X-ray spectra and SEM image confirming the species. A very rare silver-iron sulfide mineral often associated with other silver sulfides from an old and interesting locality. Originally obtained in the late 1970s from a Czech collection, this well-documented sample is priced at just 155.00.

STERRYITE- Pollone Mine, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
This relatively rare mineral occurs here as minute, slender greyish metallic needles and flattened sprays sparsely scattered on white dolomite matrix. From only the second world occurrence for the species, this near Valdicastello Carducci, Pietrasanta in the Apuan Alps. Each sample is accompanied by a copy of a confirming analysis, and matrix sizes range from about 2cm to nearly 3.5cm @ just 45.00 and 65.00, a couple @ 75.00 based on coverage, most with some micro potential as well.

STILPNOMELANE etc.- Laytonville Quarry, Mendocino Co., California
Dark brownish to nearly black stilpnomelane occurs here as pods and aggregates scattered in matrix, most associated with the classic rock forming mineral assemblages of deerite, howieite and/or zussmanite. A wide variety of associations, sizes from about 3cm to 7cm across @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

STOLZITE- Sumidouro de Mariana Mine, M. G., Brazil
Vitreous, bright yellowish orange micro crystals and aggregates of this uncommon mineral well-scattered on quartz matrix, most with micro potential and all easily visible due to their striking orange color! From a new 2011 find, we have specimens from 1cm up to 2.5cm priced according to size and coverage @ only 20.00, 40.00 and 75.00 each! List alternates!

STRONTIANITE- Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois
Numerous radiating acicular crystals of strontianite to 1cm in ball-like, spiky groups well scattered on matrix, typically with minor purplish fluorite as well. Excellent for the species and this prolific locality with good micro potential as well. Old specimens, overall sizes from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00.

STUDTITE- Almerindo Mine, Linopolis, M.G., Brazil
From a new find of this rare uranium mineral, we have a few small specimens of pale yellow to nearly white pearly needle-like sprays of micro studtite, these scattered on matrix and typically associated with fluorescent, bright green platy micro phosphuranylite and occasionally more massive yellow glassy saleeite, all on massive smoky quartz. Only a few samples on hand, the first ever confirmed from Brazil, sizes range from about 1.5cm to 4cm across @ 50.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each. Excellent!

TIEMANNITE- Deer Trail Mine, nr. Marysvale, Utah
This unusual mercury-selenide occurs as greyish to black metallic masses sparsely scattered on calcite in pale greyish rock matrix, occasionally with other unidentified and included phases. Old material from this prolific Piute County area; sizes from 1.5cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each

TILASITE- Langban, Varmland, Sweden
This interesting arsenate mineral occurs here in a number of different parageneses, these being the more typical clear to pale pinkish granular masses scattered in a calcite/dolomite/hausmanite matrix, showing good fluorescence due to the carbonates present. Type locality reference material, specimens from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

TLAPALLITE- Mina Bambollita, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico
From the type locality for the species (sometimes called "La Oriental" instead of the Bambollita), we have a small selection of pale greenish films and crusts of this rare species sparsely scattered over matrix, occasionally with small dark pods of silver tellurides and quartz. Author's material from the late 1970's, specimens from 1cm to nearly 5cm @ 20.00, 40.00, 60.00, 80.00 and 100.00 each, depending on size and coverage. One monster 12x6cm specimen @ 250.00.

UVAROVITE- Outokumpo, Finland
Dark green dodecahedral single crystals and partial groups of this unusual garnet either free standing or perched in matrix, crystal size ranging from about 4mm to 9mm across. Matrix specimens average 1cm to 2.5cm overall and are priced according to quality @ 15.00, 22.50, 30.00 40.00 and 50.00 each. One lesser but larger, about 5x2.5cm in chrome diopside @ 60.00, ex-David New.

WARDITE- Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
Clear to pale greenish-grey tetragonal crystals (some to 1cm !!) and lustrous aggregates scattered on gossan martix from this excellent locality, more precisely designated as Stoneman Camp. These are not mine-run specimens, but rather are select, well-crystallized wardite specimens from this challenging collecting area, largely accessible by helicopter or small plane only a couple of months of the year. Matrix sizes range from about 3cm to 5cm across, priced according to quality, @ 25.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each. Excellent for the price!

GEMS

TOPAZ FACETED STONES- Brazil
When we buy collections, we buy everything: minerals, books, gemstones, equipment etc. Here is an interesting lot of water-clear, gem quality white topaz, inclusion-free, and nicely faceted into 16x12mm emerald cuts that were recently acquired. These gemmy stones average about 10 carats each, are beautifully water-clear, and there are just a few available at only 30.00 each! Don't miss these!

CATALOG 21102 - Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2. All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted February 11, 2011.

ALMANDINE- Lamoille Canyon, Elko Co., Nevada
Somewhat rounded, translucent red almandine garnet crystals to several millimeters across lightly scattered in coarsely crystalline, white quartz/pegmatite matrix. These are the first garnets reported from this unusual and largely unexplored Ruby Mts. locality, and they are more reference samples than beautiful specimens. Matrix sizes range from about 2.5cm to 5cm across with commensurate coverage at just 7.50 and 15.00 each. Only a few; list alternates!

ANGLESITE- Monti Poni, Sardinia, Italy
An old classic specimen consisting of numerous, blocky transparent to translucent anglesite crystals richly perched and extending from dark massive sulfide and rock matrix. The piece shows some bruising typical of old specimens from the locality, but individual crystals reach up to 2cm long. Overall size is 7x5cm @ 140.00.

BARITE- SSX Mine, Jerritt Canyon, Elko Co., Nevada
From a relatively new find, these are exceptional, sword-shaped barite crystals and groups on little or no matrix, ranging in color from water clear to pale yellow, many with an unknown greyish inclusion/coating that renders these samples almost metallic in appearance! All well formed specimens that are reasonably attractive, speciemsn from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 60.00 each. Nice!

BEIDELLITE- nr. Charlestown, Island of Nevis, West Indies
Chalky white masses of this smectite group mineral richly scattered and comprising matrix. From a very unusual and exotic locality, specimen sizes from about 1.5cm to 5cm across @ 7.50, 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

BERAUNITE- Shady Community, Polk Co., Arkansas
Small dark red-brown to greenish brown radiating aggregates and flattened sprays of this interesting phosphate nicely scattered over exposed seams on matrix, some with dull green globular dufrenite and possibly other phosphates. Matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm specimens @ 7.50, 12.50, 20.00 and 30.00; a few larger pieces to 18x6cm @ 85.00!

BROCHANTITE- Douglas Hill Copper Mine, Lyon Co., Nevada
Superb, dark green micro crystals of brochantite richly scattered in seams and vugs, making fine thumbnail to small cabinet specimens! Quite attractive with brilliant luster and all with micro potential, some overlaying an attractive bed of blue chrysocolla or other copper minerals as well, overall sizes range from about 2cm up to 9cm across @ 7.50, 10.00, 20.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each. Very nice!

CACOXENITE- Indian Mt., Cherokee Co., Alabama
Excellent, bright yellow radiating micro needles and balls of cacoxenite crystals scattered in seams and vugs in limonite matrix, occasionally with other phosphates. A classic U.S. locality, collected over 30 years ago, sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 5.00, 8.50, 15.00, and 25.00.

CALCITE- Round Top Mountain, Washington Co., Maryland
This is an interesting, large, and fairly attractive single-crystal specimen of calcite from an uncommon locality. The crystal appears to actually be a bundle of parallel growth prisms, yielding hundreds of vertical striations and narrow prism faces with an irregular shape normal to the c-axis. Additionally, there are some respectable termination faces on this vitreous, translucent, golden-colored crystal. Unfortunately, there are also a fair number of dings (the specimen is fairly old, likely pre-1927), but it still retains a rather impressive look due to its good color and unusual form. This specimen comes from, and bears a Seaman Museum and Michigan College of Mines label. Size is 7.5x4.5x3.5 cm @ 65.00.
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CASSITERITE- Elsmore, New South Wales, Australia
Very sharp, brilliant single crystals of dark red-brown cassiterite from 0.7cm to 1.5cm across either as singles or as small groups on matrix. Exceptional high luster specimens, quite attractive for the species, with overall matrix pieces from 1cm to 4cm, priced according to size and quality @ 15.00, 22.50, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

CETINEITE- Le Cetine Mine, Tuscany, Italy
Cetineite, from its type locality, occurs as bright orange crusts, botryoids, and possibly a few microcrystals on matrix. This complex antimony oxide sulfide occurs in vugs scattered through rock and/or possible native antimony, and may be associated with the equally unusual white mopungite. In sizes from 1cm to nearly 3cm @ 20.00, 45.00, and 75.00 each, depending on size and quality.

COLORADOITE- Great Boulder Prop., Kalgoorlie, WA Australia
Metallic masses of this interesting species moderately well scattered in matrix and along an exposed seam, likely with some admixed calaverite as well. An older, historic specimen, ex-University of California and C.D. Woodhouse Collection with label, overall size about 4x3cm @ 120.00.

COPPER- Keweenaw, Michigan
A very aesthetic, large, and classic arborescent growth of native copper from a Dana classic locality, and arguably the premier worldwide locality for the species. Most of this specimen consists of coarsely crystalline (in various forms to 1+ cm) copper in one main "branch" that widens in the middle, with a rich, reddish-copper-colored patina. There is also an interesting accessory mineral scattered mostly over the back of the specimen, which are translucent, deep forest green crystals and crystal fragments (to 2 mm) of what appears to be epidote. Other accessories include some minor surface oxidation cuprite scales and calcite. Unfortunately, there is no more specific locality information than "Keweenaw", although an expert on the Copper Country might be able to narrow it down. With the right base, this piece would display marvelously. Specimen size is 12x7x4 cm @ only 150.00.

CUPROROMEITE- Comanche Mine, Mono Co., California
This uncommon copper mineral occurs here as dull greenish masses and waxy to filmy aggregates scattered on matrix. Originally named as partzite, the general consensus is that this mineral is likely cuproromeite, but additional analytical study is suggested. From the type locality on Blind Spring Hill, we have a small supply of this rather ugly but rarely offered species, specimens ranging from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each. Old material, difficult to locate today!

FLUORAPATITE- Goldconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Excellent, pale pinkish purple (!!) crystals of fluorapatite on minor matrix, these showing good prism faces and attractive color. Well developed crystals with odd faces, only a few nicely mounted thumbnail specimens available, average about 2+cm @ just 35.00 each. Nice, older stuff!

GOOSECREEKITE- Kalyan, Maharashtra, India
Pearly white, somewhat curved crystal groups of the rare zeolite goosecreekite in large balls to 4.5cm across, nicely perched on minor drusy quartz matrix in a geode-like cavity. Reasonably attractive, a superb display piece about 12x8cm specimen with excellent coverage @ 395.00.

HEMATITE on ALBITE & QUARTZ- nr. Robinson Summit, White Pine Co. Nevada
Excellent, well-formed micro hematite crystals delicately perched on snowy white quartz and albite in exposed seams and vugs in matrix. These neat TN specimens have superb micro potential, overall sizes averaging about 2cm across at just 6.00 each! Limit one per order, please!

HEMIHEDRITE- Florence Pb-Ag Mine, nr. Hayden, Arizona
Small crystalline aggregates and/or sharp micro crystals of brownish orange hemihedrite scattered in seams and exposed vugs on matrix, some with more prolific wulfenite and possibly other phases. Type locality material from very old stock, originally obtained from the authors, matrix sizes from 2cm to 5cm across @ 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each, depending on size, quality and coverage.

HEMIMORPHITE- Berryman Tunnel, Eureka, Eureka Co., Nevada
From an obscure locality, we have a few rich specimens of micro radiaitng hemimorphite crystals and groups nicely scattered on limonitic matrix, all showing excellent sprays and groups that are easily seen but excel as potential micro material! These are the first (and only!) reported find of a decent mineral from this Nevada locality, with specimens ranging from about 3cm to 7cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Neat!

LIROCONITE- Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
Excellent, brilliant blue liroconite crystals and masses perched on minor matrix, these from the classic locality for this much sought-after mineral. These are ex-Weber/Perloff collection, mounted and labelled in Perloff's own hand in standard black micro boxes, overall matrix sizes averaging 1.3cm across, at just 125.00 each. Only two available!

MESSELITE ps @ ARROJADITE- Palermo Mine, North Groton, New Hamshire
Rather ugly, pale greenish yellow arrojadite that has completely altered to messelite sparsely scattered in phosphate-rich pegmatite matrix. Old Cureton material, with specimsn ranging from about 1.2cm to 3.5cm @ 12.50, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

NATALYITE- Kosmozero, Zaonezhskiy Pen., Karelia Russia
Unusual, monomineralic dark brownish green fibrous rods of this rare vanadium-rich silicate with little or no matrix, carefully placed in clear capsules and averaging a healthy 4mm long. These are from a new occurrence for the species within the Kosmozero U-V occurrence, also on the same peninsula that yielded the type material for this weird pyroxene. Only a few specimens on hand @ 45.00 each.

OTAVITE- Tsumeb, Otavi, Namibia
From the type locality for the species, we have a few tiny micro's of this cadmium mineral to offer, here as bright, pearly white crusts and crystalline aggregates lightly scattered on matrix, typically with minor rosasite, smithsonite and other phases. Tiny boxed samples at just 40.00 each.

PENNANTITE with WILLEMITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Dull pinkish brown, platy and somewhat greasy-micaceous masses of pennantite are thickly intergrown with brightly fluorescent (green SW-UV) willemite and minor non-fluorescent calcite. From an old E.W. Heinrich lot obtained several years ago, extensive analytical work on this material confirmed (XRD and infrared) that it as a chlorite group mineral, with subsequent EDS showing Mn>Zn>Mg alumino-silicate, nicely matching Dr. Dunn's work on the species' occurrence at Franklin. Only three hand specimens available, averaging about 7cm across @ 125.00 each, with a copy of our EDS spectra as well.

PHILLIPSITE-Na- Mt. Kedykverpakhk, Lovozero, Kola, Russia
Perhaps one of the rarest of zeolites, phillipsite-Na occurs here as yellowish to beige crusts comprised of densely packed, minute prismatic crystals, nestled in vugs of coarsely crystalline, pinkish ussingite. An intersting association and locality for this rarity, all with micro potential on specimens averaging about 3cm across @ just 45.00 each.

PHOSPHOPHYLLITE- Adit nr. Huayllani Mine, Potosi, Bolivia
These interesting phosphophyllite specimens are from the new find being described in the February, 2011 Mineral News article from the Machacamarca mining district. Unusual in their occurrence as they are in sedimentary red mudstone, unlike any other geological environment for the species! They occur here as pale green, V-shaped twins and sheaf-like groups up to 1+cm tall in exposed seams, coverage commensurate with matrix size that ranges from about 2cm to nearly 4cm across @ 25.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each.

PYRARGYRITE- Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Three steel-gray crystals (each to about 5 mm) form a small cluster on the top surface of this brownish-gray chunk of silver ore. The crystals are undamaged and show some good faces, but also present some areas that have a melted or contacted-surface look. There are also a number of smaller (to about 1 mm), more perfect crystals scattered about the three larger ones, and the matrix consists of vein quartz that is heavily invested with various sulfides, especially more pyrargyrite which can be seen scattered across the surface in small, anhedral grains. There are also some subhedral pyrargyrites on the bottom surface that still exhibit the "ruby-silver" color, presumably due to their being more protected from the light. This specimen could yield some very nice stock for polished ore sections from this Dana-classic locality without detracting from the main cluster of crystals. Specimen size is 5x5x3cm @ 150.00.

PYROSMALITE w/ ACTINOLITE- Bjelkegruva, Nordmark, Vermland, Sweden
From the type locality for pyrosmalite, this large specimen contains small, well-formed stout hexagonal prisms of pale brown pyrosmalite, mostly concentrated at one end of the matrix, and associated with prismatic, free-standing green actinolite crystals distributed throughout the vuggy matrix. One of the best pyrosmalite specimens we've seen, but still not very attractive. Nonetheless, this is a classic, museum quality specimen, measures about 16cm by 12cm, and is priced at just 325.00.

QUARTZ pseudo @ ANHYDRITE- Saltinho, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Broad, elongated aggregates to 6cm projecting from a quartz matrix, some specimens with minor calcite and reticulated, hollow casts of quartz as the underlying matrix. Excellent pseudomorphs, with specimens ranging from about 8cm to 10cm across @ 50.00 each, and surprisingly attractive as well!

RANKACHITE- Clara Mine, Oberwolfach, Bavaria, Germany
From the type locality for the species, we have a pair of small, 5mm specimens comprised of radiating brownish black needle-like crystals of this rare vanadium mineral on matrix. Strictly micro material and rarely offered, just two specimens on hand @ 65.00 each. List alternates!

SPHALERITE etc.- Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee
Attractive groups of splendnat black to dark brownish red, brilliantly lustered crystals and points of adamantine, glassy sphalerite comprising matrix, all showing excellent faces and interesting twinning striations. Many samples are assocaited with other phases (purple fluorite, calcite, barite etc) and are quite attractive! Fine specimesn from 3.5cm to 8cm across @ 15.00, 20.00, 30.00, 40.00 and 50.00 each. All attractive and very inexpensively priced from an old lot, occasionally with a few larger and higher priced as well! Inquire!

STILBITE- Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut
A remarkable, old specimen comprised of thickly radiating flattened sprays of stilbite completely covering one large surface of a gray and black gneissic matrix. The grayish tan sprays of stilbite reach 3cm edge to edge, and the specimen is accompanied by an old Michigan College of Mines label as well. A great, old eastern U.S. locality piece, over all size is a generous 10x7cm @ just 50.00.

STROMEYERITE- Yellow Pine Mine, Boulder Co., Colorado
Rich, metallic blue-grey masses of analyzed stromeyerite comprising matrix. From a classic Colorado locality, each thumbnail specimen will include a copy of our confirming analytical work, average size about 2.5cm @ just 25.00 each. Only a few available!

TASHELGITE- Tashelga R, Gornnaya Shoria, Siberia Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as transparent, pale blue prismatic micro crystals to 1mm, most well-formed and included in calcite or forming aggregates with tiny black spinel crystals embedded in calcite. This is a new structural type, IMA #2010-017, formula: CaMgFe2+Al9O16(OH), monoclinic. From the type locality in the Tashelginskoe Fe occurrence within the Kemerovo Oblast, we have only a few specimens averaging about 1cm across, all with arrows, at 95.00 each. Don't miss these!

VANADINITE with DESCLOIZITE- Keban, East Anatolia, Turkey
From a small lot originally obtained in the early 1990's, we have a single specimen of well-formed, redish brown tabular vanadinite groups, with individual crystals to 1cm across attractively perched on matrix, these with a nice dusting of drusy descloizite crystals as well! Ex-Herb Obodda, ex-Dr. Gene Sensel specimen from this uncommon locality, the overall size about 6x4 cm across, offered at iots original 1984 price of just 150.00. A must-have for the serious vanadinite and locality collector!

VASTMANLANDITE-(Ce)- Malmkarra Mi, Norberg, Vastmanland, Sweden
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as richly distributed black masses intergrown in a layered assemblage of blackish brown dollaseite-(Ce) and brownish red fluorbritholite-(Ce) matrix. Formula: Ca(Ce,La)3Al2Mg2[F(OH)2(SiO4)3Si2O7], IMA #2002-025. Excellent material from the type locality, specimens from 1.5cm to nearly 3cm across @ 95.00, 130.00 and 175.00 each.

VIMSITE- Solongo, Buriatia, Transbaikal, Russia
Rarely offered, this example of vimsite has crusts of colorless, lustrous prismatic crystals on matrix, typically overgrown on greyish kurchatovite. A rare combination of species, only a two available, measuring about 5mm long @ 125.00 each. List alternates!

YUGAWARALITE- Capurru Q., nr. Osilo, Sardinia, Italy
Small micro crystals of white yugawarulite scattered in rock matrix, these from very old Cureton stock of many years ago. Only a couple of specimens on hand, averaging 4-5cm across @ 55.00 each. List alternates!

ZAHERITE- Hotson 6 Mine, Koenabib Farm, N Cape Rep South Africa
This rare mineral occrus here as clear to white, somewhat pearly aggregates richly included in sillimanite-rich matrix, these with a pale yellowish staining evident on each specimen. Moderately rich samples from one of the very few known localities for the species that was first described in 1977, averaging over 2cm tall at just 55.00 each. List alternates!

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CATALOG 21101 - Vol. XXXVIII, No. 1. All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted January 14, 2010.

BARIANDITE- Mounana Mine, Haut-Ogooue, Gabon
Minute, dark brownish green micro aggregates of this unusual species very sparsely scattered in and on uraniferous ore matrix, occasionally with unidentified secondary uranium minerals as well. Type locality material, matrix sizes from 2cm to nearly 4cm, priced at 35.00, 45.00, 65.00 and 95.00 each.

BREITHAUPTITE w/ NICKELINE- Cobalt, Coleman Twp., Ontario, Canada
A selection of breithauptite specimens from this famous locality, here as rich masses of coppery to pinkish-colored metallic masses in matrix, intergrown with nickeline and potentially other phases as well. Old material, ex-A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, specimens from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each, with a copy of their label.

CALCITE- White Caps Mine, Manhattan, Nye Co., Nevada
Frosty rhombohedral crystals of greyish white to pale brown calcite largely comprising matrix from this classic locality! Uncommonly well-formed, these are from an old occurrence similar to those found in the early 1950s by Ed McDole (and we have a crushed Kleenex box (dated 1938) harvested from the find, one of McDole's trademarks when he was underground wrapping material)! Individual rhombs range from about 2cm up to 3.5cm, with singles
and groups ranging from 3cm to 10cm across, priced according to quality, not size, at 7.50, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and a few at 60.00 each.

CASSITERITE (Stream Tin)- Durango, Mexico
Weird, rounded "coffee-bean" shaped placers comprised of dark brown, sometimes banded, cassiterite, commonly called "stream tin" at most localities, but typically noted as "wood tin" from a number of Durango localities. Small nuggets from about 5mm to 1cm @ 5.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each, depending on overall size.

CHONDRODITE with SPINEL- An Phu Mine, Luc Yen, Yenbai Prov., Vietnam
From an offbeat locality, we have several samples of exceptionally rich, orange-brown chondrodite crystalline groups showing rounded crystal faces, most richly surrounding several small, crude bright purplish-pink, octahedral spinel crystals, all nicely perched on a brilliant white crystalline marble matrix. Quite attractive samples from this excellent locality, sizes average about 5cm across @ just 75.00 each, far less than previous offers seen!

DIAMOND (SYNTHETIC)- Manufactured by General Electric ex-Heinrich, 1950s
From a small vial of synthetic diamonds, ex-E.W. Heinrich Collection, we have isolated numerous glassy, clear, man-made diamonds and carefully packaged them in capsules, with each capsule containing a couple hundred (!!) tiny diamonds, with each lot weighing about 5 points! These were apparently among the first, commercially produced synthetic diamonds by General Electric in the mid-1950's and they have sat un-noticed (by us) in old Heinrich material we obtained years ago! There are no sharp crystal forms among the many hundreds of shards and aggregates, but virtually all are clear and (of course) exceptionally hard! Each lot is just 20.00, but only one lot per order, please!

FLUORITE-SPHALERITE "COON-TAIL" ORE- Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
Classic "coon-tail ore" comprised of dark sphalerite intergrown in bands with quartz and fluorite, giving the appearance of a striped raccoon tail (hence the name)! These are generously sized slabs with at least one flat face to show the banding, and there are a fair assortment of exposed vugs evident, many yielding micro crystals as well! Interesting stuff, with slabbed specimens ranging from about 5cm to 10cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

FLUORO-MAGNESIO-ARFVEDSONITE- Mt. Sengischorr, Lovozero, Kola, Russia
This uncommon and relatively new amphibole species occurs as black prismatic crystal aggregates to 3cm scattered in natrolite-aegirine-microcline pegmatitic matrix. Exceptionally rich for the species and larger than any other reported occurrence to date, specimens average 3cm to 5cm across @ just 45.00 and 65.00 each.

GAIDONNAYITE- Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Named for the famous Canadian mineralogist, the mineral occurs as rounded to almost blocky microcrystals and aggregates, varying from translucent pale yellow to gray to nearly opaque, scattered in matrix. Occasionally exhibits fluorescence as well. Old stuff, type locality of course, from 2cm to 6cm @ 20.00, 35.00, and 55.00 each.

GERSTLEYITE- Baker Mine, Boron, Kern Co., California
Once prolific and now quite uncommon, gerstleyite occurs as minute, deep red aggregates on a greyish-green clay, typically with elongated probertite, tincalconite and possibly other borates in association. The matrix is quite friable breaks down easily, resulting in few large specimens. We have a few small admixed fragments in a capsule @ 15.00, and a couple of matrix specimens (that will still require magnification) to 3cm @ 55.00 each. Type locality material, of course!

GOETHITE @ PYRITE @ COPROLITE- Xlendi, Gozo Island, Malta
Rather ugly but truly unique specimens of goethite that has pseudomorphed pyrite that has pseudomorphed Miocene shark coprolites! These appear as elongated, tubular masses (as expected, considering the original material!) without matrix, in assorted shades of brown (ugh!). The locality is certainly a rarity as well, one of the seven islands comprising the archipelago of the country of Malta, not known for its mineralogical riches! Weird stuff and outrageous pseudomorphs, only three specimens available, averaging about 3cm tall @ 35.00 each.

GUIMARAESITE- nr. Piaui River, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as lustrous, brown spherical aggregates of tabular crystals, occasionally overlaying additional tabular aggregates of the same species. Microprobe work has shown the outer edges of the crystals to be this new, Zn-dominant phase, while the cores are Mg-rich, near zanazziite in composition. Perhaps an unfortunate and confusing name selection, as an old, discredited mineral of an entirely different composition was also called by this name. Formula: Ca2(Zn,Mg,Fe)5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4*6H2O, monoclinic, IMA #2006-028. Type locality and author's material, excellent micromount potential in these small microprobed samples, 0.6cm to 1.4cm @ 75.00, 95.00, 135.00 and 155.00 each, depending on quality and coverage! Note: Much of the material found on eosphorite over feldspar has been found to be zanazziite, not this new phase; caveat emptor!

GYPSUM variety "Satin Spar"- Berze la Ville, Saione et Loire, France
A very old specimen from this unrecorded locality in Burgundy, showing a 4cm wide chatoyant vein of curved, satin spar completely comprising this 6x4cm specimen. The locality, extent today but without recorded mineral specimen production that we can find, is duly noted on the accompanying Ward and Howell label (1875-1891 predecessor to Ward's Natural Science), and repeated on the three (!!!) Michigan College of Mines labels fo varying style and vintage. Not a bad looking specimen with much history attached, at just 45.00, with old labels!

HANKSITE- Searles Lake, San Bernadino Co., California
Excellent single crystals of dipyramidal hanksite without matrix, ranging from transparent to greyish translucent specimens. Fine for the species, we have a large lot from an old hoard that are also faintly fluorescent (LW-bluish), crystals and groups from 1.5 to 7cm across @ 8.50, 12.50, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each.

HARDYSTONITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Masses of greyish hardystonite scattered in matrix, showing excellent blue SW-UV response. Frequently associated with fluorescent calcite, willemite and occasionally other species, these are quite nice! Sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, 55.00 each, some considerably higher for museum grade material! Inquire!

HELLYERITE- Lord Brassy Mine, Tasmania, Australia
Decent specimens of hellyerite from the type locality, the mineral occurring as pale green pearly scales to fine-grained coatings on serpentinite rock, associated with darker green zaratite. A colorful combination of nickel carbonates, in sizes from 3cm to 7cm @ 45.00, 65.00 and 80.00. A few larger specimens to 12cm @ 125.00 and 175.00.

HESSITE- Bambollita Mine, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico
This uncommon species occurs here as rather finely disseminated greyish grains in white quartz matrix, some occasionally associated with minor secondary tellurium minerals. Lean specimens but an interesting assemblage from a well-known deposit, sizes range from about 2cm to nearly 7cm @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 65.00 each, depending on coverage.

JAMESITE- Tsumeb, Namibia
A small but excellent specimen of deep red-brown jamesite aggregates perched around the perimeter of a deep, curved vug comprising matrix. Obtained years ago, ex-Feinglos Collection and accompanied by his label, jamesite is one of the true rarities at Tsumeb and is missing from many reference collections. Numerous. obscure associations, only one sample on hand, overall size about 8mm across with modest micro potential @ 225.00. List alternates!

KALBORSITE- Kirovskii Mine, Kukisvumchorr Mt., Russia
Small but excellent, well-formed tetragonal prismatic crystals of colorless kalborsite without matrix, these from the type locality area in the Khibiny Massif on the Kola Peninsula! Individual single crystals about 1mm long are offered at just 85.00 each, but only a few are available!

LANTHANITE-(Nd) & KIMURAITE-(Y)- Mitsukoshi, Hizen-cho, Saga Pref., Japan
A hefty specimen comprised of greysih olivine basalt matrix with numerous, tiny, pink transparent lamellar grains to several millimeters of lanthanite-(Nd), often associated with paler aggregates of kimuraite-(Y) as well! An excellent association piece from an uncommon locality, overall size about 5cm across @ 125.00. One only!

MAGNESIOCOPIAPITE- Denver Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona
Nearly pure vuggy nodular masses of magnesiocopiapite, having a pale mustard yellow color. Possible associations included white silky halotrichite as well. This is better quality material for this rarity, specimens from 1cm to 5cm @ 10.00, 20.00, 30.00, and 45.00. A few larger; please inquire!

MANTIENNEITE- Anloua, Ngaoundere, Adamaoua Plateau Cameroun
This rare phosphate occurs as minute, coppery brown, somewhat fibrous micro aggregates, typically overgrowing quartz and associated with kaolinite and siderite. We have a few specimens from the type locality, named for Dr. Joseph Mantienne of the BRGM who we had the good fortune to meet many years ago (there will be a future story in Mineral News), available only as small matrix fragments in a capsule at just 20.00 each.

MARGARITE- Isle of Naxos, Kyklades Prefecture, Greece
Margarite occurs here as richly scattered, silvery micaceous plates investing emery matrix, occasionally with minute black schorl, finely disseminated magnetite and up to twenty other species reported from here! The Isle of Naxos, part of the Cyclade Islands, is the type locality for emery, and these were collected by L.L. Hubbard (b. 1849) and were part of the A.E. Seaman Museum collection. Only a few of these old specimens are on hand, sizes averaging about 6cm across, at just 30.00 each, with a copy of the Museum's label!

MESSELITE- Messel in Hesse, Darmstadt, Germany
This uncommon phosphate occurs here as small, greyish brown radiating pods in dull, oil shale matrix. From the type locality, old specimens from many years ago, the iron analog of fairfieldite. Available in sizes from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

META-AUTUNITE- Ruggles Mine, Grafton, New Hampshire
Bright yellow-green scaly masses and aggregates of brilliantly fluorescent (bright green) meta-autunite lightly scattered over feldspar and quartz matrix, some with minor uraninite and possibly other secondary minerals. Old material, sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm @ 7.50, 15.00, 20.00 and 25.00 each.

MIARGYRITE- Kelly Mine, Randsburg District, California
Rich ore samples showing seams, masses and occasionally micro aggregated crystals of miargyrite in quartz matrix. From one the most prolific San Bernadino localities, this is old material, available in specimens from about 2.5cm to nearly 5cm across @ 20.00, 35.00, and 60.00 each.

MOLYBDENITE- Niederpobel, Saxony, Germany
A rather old specimen comprised of slick, greyish metallic molybdenite well scattered in and on quartz matrix. A pair of old labels, one nicely handwritten and pre-1897, the other ex-Michigan College of Mines, accompany the specimen. The modern locality name escapes us as is typical on many of these very old specimens from central Europe, but the sample is fairly rich and quite representative of old Saxony specimens, size just over 6c4cm @ 45.00.

MORAESITE- Sao Geraldo do Baixo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Pure chunks of white, minutely fibrous moraesite comprising matrix, these making richly fertile micro's and thumbnails! Uncommon examples of this beryllium phosphate, surprisingly pure, sizes from about 1.5cm to nearly 3.5cm @ just 20.00, 30.00 and 40.00 each.

NICKELALUMITE w/ VOLBORTHITE- Kara-Chagyr, Fergana Valley, Kyrgyzistan
This uncommon mineral occurs as pale blu-green to green spherules up to 2mm in diameter well-scattered on matrix, occasioanlly with green platy micro crystal aggregates of volborthite, some possibly with a thin brownish crust of rusakovite. Good material for this rarity, only a few specimens available averaging about 2.5cm @ 125.00 each. Rare!

PARAPIERROTITE in REALGAR- Allchar, Rozdan, Macedonia
This rare thallium mineral occurs here as minute, highly lustrous black crystalline aggregates and micro crystals very sparsely scattered on brilliant red, glassy realgar matrix. Type locality for the species, rarely seen these days, only a few small specimens on hand, ranging from about 1cm to 2cm across @ 20.00 and 45.00 each, depending on size and coverage!

PARGASITE- An Phu Mine, Luc Yen, Yenbai Prov., Vietnam
Bright green, somewhat gemmy columnar masses of attractive pargasite perched in brilliant white marble matrix. Much of this and similar material has been offered as fluor-cannilloite, but the vast majority of such samples are actually pargasite. Only three colorful samples on hand, overall about 5cm with pleasing, apple-green pargasites therein, @ 40.00 each. Nice!

PETZITE with GOLD- Nancy Mine, Wallstreet, Boulder Co., Colorado
Minute, lead-grey aggregates of this uncommon Ag-Au telluride sparsely scattered in vugs in matrix, showing anhedral, knobby masses with little or no crystal forms evident, associated with minor native gold, pyrite and quartz. This is from an old and apparently obscure locality, ex-Lou Perloff and labeled in his own hand, only two small mounted specimens available @ 85.00 each.

QUARTZ- Comstock Lode, Virginia City, Nevada
Milky white quartz crystals to 2.5cm tall standing upright and fully covering an entire flat surface of these interesting
specimens, virtually all overlaying a seam of dense, quartz-rich matrix with occasional tiny spots of limonitic pseudos after pyrite(?) as well. From a classic area of Storey County, well covered, inexpensive specimens from about 4cm to 10cm across @ just 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

QUARTZ variety AGATE- Thebes, Egypt
A remarkably old and interesting specimen, comprised here of a deep brown, well-worn, banded agate nodule with a smooth, kidney-shaped form, accompanied by an old calligraphic label of unknown origin, as well as a Michigan College of Mines label (extent 1897-1927) and A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum label! The ancient ruined city of Thebes lies on the west bank of the Nile, and recorded specimen discoveries from the city are virtually unknown. Clearly a unique and geographically historic specimen, the nodule measures just over 6x4cm @ 45.00.

RANKAMAITE etc.- Urubu Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This rare mineral occurs here as white to pale tan, somewhat fibrous, creamy aggregates richly intergrown in matrix, typically with pink elbaite, cassiterite, and quartz. Thin section work has also disclosed minute associations of simpsonite, thoreaulite and possibly other phases as well in these complex specimens! From a new find and described in an upcoming American Mineralogist article, we have a small lot of samples, ranging from about 1cm
to nearly 3cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each; don't miss these!

RASLAKITE- Mt. Karnasurt, Lovozero, Kola, Russia
This rare species occurs as brownish red, glassy pods very richly comprising matrix, occasionally associated with terskite, zakharovite and/or aegirine. From the type locality for the species, only a few specimens on hand, ranging in size from about 1.5cm to 3cm across @ 65.00 and 115.00 each.

RHODOCHROSITE- Capillitas Mi, Andalgala, Catamarca, Argentina
A very attractive rough rhodochrosite stalactite specimen, here as a 7+cm long tube almost 3cm in diameter, with one end polished to show the excellent pink color and concentric rings. The tube sits upon a 5x4cm mass of rhodochrosite that has been trimmed and opened to show the banding, and both areas of the specimen have the typical rippled effect on the outer skin of the thick rhodochrosite "fingers". Some serious cleaning to remove surface
clay would greatly enhance this old sleeper, and the overall specimen size is about 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5cm @ 275.00, a steal in today's market!

ROSEMARYITE- Buranga Pegmatite, Gatumba, Rwanda
This rare phosphate occurs here as dark greenish aggregates well scattered in pale tan matrix, from only the third(?) reported locality described in 1995 for this species. Missing from many reference collections, we have just two moderately rich specimens on hand, each averaging about 2.5cm across @ 125.00 each. List alternates!

RUTILE variety STRUVERITE- Etta Mine, Pennington Co., South Dakota
Small black masses of Ta-rich rutile (variety struverite) scattered in yellowish muscovite matrix, most associated with minor albite and potentially other species as well, as there are over 80 valid minerals found here! These are quite representative and inexpensive specimens, sizes ranging from about 2.5cm to 6cm across at just 6.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

SBORGITE- Furnace Creek Area, Inyo Co., California
A rather rare but ugly borate, occurring here as colorless, somewhat sugary aggregates, most with admixed thenardite and possibly other borates, lightly scattered in and on matrix, some with modest micro potential as well. Old Cureton material, a few carefully packaged small aggregates in a sealed, 3cm glass vial @ 20.00 each.

SPHALERITE on DOLOMITE- Blackberry Mine, Chitwood, Missouri
A monster specimen comprised of numerous "ruby jack" sphalerite crystals to 1cm nicely scattered in isolated groups in a large 10x6cm opened seam, delicately perched on saddle-shaped, creamy dolomite crystals on matrix. A handsome museum-sized specimen from an obscure, older locality. The specimen measures a substantial 20x16x10 cm, displays well, and was certainly a bear to feather out and remove, for just 200.00! Heavy!

SPODUMENE- Branchville, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
These are wonderful spodumene crystals showing excellent opaque prism faces but not cleaning terminated at
the pinacoids. The locality is also known for its "cymatolite", a pseudo of albite and muscovite after spodumene, as well as the original finds and type localities for nine phosphate species!. Old, desirable specimens, ex-Ward and Howell (1875-1891) and Michigan College of Mines with labels from both, overall sizes from about 4cm to 6cm @ just 40.00 and 55.00 each. Historic stuff!

SULFUR with BITUMEN- Rocalmuto, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
A fairly large cabinet specimen comprised of over a dozen, well formed yellow sulfur crystals to nearly 2cm across, perched on rock matrix and preferentially coated with black bitumen. A couple of crystals are damaged, but the specimen is aesthetic nonetheless, ex-E.W. Heinrich Collection and via A.E. Seaman Museum, with both labels included! Overall size is a pleasing, 11x11cm triangular cabinet piece, priced by the Museum at 390.00, offered here at just 245.00. Neat!

TSEPINITE-K- Eveslogchorr Mt., Khibiny, Kola, Russia
This relatively new and rare species occurs here as small white crystals to 2mm in cavities of massive white albite matrix. From a new pegmatite uncovered near one of the three type localities for the mineral, all individually microprobe-confirmed. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to nearly 5cm across at just 55.00 and 80.00 each, priced according to size and coverage, all with arrows.

TYUYAMUNITE w/ METATYUYAMUNITE- Easton B Mine, San Miguel Co., Colorado
Bright yellow glassy crystals and aggregates of micro tyuyamunite are nicely scattered in seams and on tan matrix, some rimmed with more opaque metatyuyamunite as well. Interesting locality material with some micro potential, mildly radioactive, sizes from about 2cm to 6cm @ 10.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. A few larger, so please inquire. One monster from Paradox Valley in Montrose Co., size an astounding 12x11cm @ 100.00.

UNKNOWN NEW Pd-Sb-Te MINERAL- Pana Gabbro-Norite Complex, Kola, Russia
A remarkably detailed and documented ore sample in a 2.5cm probe mount, with a full package of data comprising 40 pages of SEM images, X-ray spectra and quantitative analytical data that identifies multiple occurrences of eight(8) different PGM-rich minerals, including two occurrences of what is apparently a new mineral, the unnamed Sb-analog of kotulskite! Analytical data is provided for this new phase, as well as the confirmed presence of stillwaterite, kotulskite, tellurpalladinite, merenskyite, an Ir-Pd gersdorfite, irarsite and hollingworthite! A one-of-a-kind analytical package representing many hours of probe work and the surprising discovery of what will perhaps someday be a fully named new species! A comparison of data for chemically similar borovskite and "testibiopalladinite" shows this new phase to be neither, and this unique specimen and full analytical package is
available for 425.00, well below the analytical cost of the study itself. One only available!

BOOKS

CRYSTAL CHEMICAL- CLASSIFICATION OF MINERALS A.S. Povarennykh
A classic work by this famous Russian mineralogist that outlined the detailed classification of mineral species, introducing a new approach to crystal chemical classification and mineral nomenclature. Bound in two volumes and comprising some 760+ pages, this long out-of-print work is one of the great English-translated monographs in geosciences, offered here in excellent condition @ just 150.00 for both volumes! A great find!

CATALOG 21009 - Vol. XXXVII, No. 9. All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted December 13, 2010.

ACETAMIDE- Burnside, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania
This rare mineral occurs as minute, transparent glassy prismatic aggregates on rock/timber matrix, forming by the result of the burning anthracite deposits here, near Shamokin, PA. Collected in June, 1986 by W. Downey, Jr. (downeyite), the material has been rarely offered and there are only a few 1.5cm specimens on hand, individually boxed and all with modest micro potential @ just 55.00 each. Rare stuff!

AGARDITE-(Nd)- Hilarion Mine, Laurium, Attica Pen., Greece
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute (o.5mm) colorless to very pale green hexagonal needles in limonitic matrix, more typically as the margin rims around slightly larger zalesiite needle cores, and often zoned with either agardite-(Y) or agardite-(La). Formula: NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6*3H2O - hexagonal, IMA #2010-056, a new member of the mixite group. Just approved, these are studied and confirmed specimens, not merely Nd-rich varieties as at other
localities, all with arrows, and overall sizes ranging from about 1.2cm to 2.6cm @ 85.00, 120.00 and 150.00 each, most with micro potential.

AZURITE- Unterinnthal, Tyrol, Austria
An old Krantz specimen, accompanied by a label in Krantz's own handwriting! The piece shows excellent, deep blue tabular fans of micro azurite covering about 40% of the top surface, accompanied by a thick band of botryoidal malachite. An additional Museum label and two Mining School labels are included with this colorful 5x3cm piece @ 55.00. An obscure, old locality piece, collected prior to 1900!

BERYL variety MORGANITE- Minas Gerais, Brazil
Pink, massive morganite comprising matrix, these showing good luster and color but largely devoid of crystal faces. Good representative specimens for this beryl variety, pure and inexpensive specimens measuring about 5cm across at just 12.50 each. A steal!

BIDEAUXITE- Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Arizona
An extremely small fragment extending about 0.5mm across of transparent bideauxite mounted on a 2.2cm disk. A very rare, single locality mineral, these confirmed by single crystal diffraction data yielding a 14.13(1)A unit cell and the match of Bravis type Cubic_F for the mineral (copy of XRD data supplied). Only one sample available, mounted as above, at 275.00. Don't miss this one! List alternates!

CALCITE- locality unknown; from 1900 Paris Exhibition
A large and rather impressive group of stout, scalenohedral, greyish calcites, many smaller ones fully terminated, showing multiple generations and frosty overgrowths completely covering this historic piece. The specimen is brightly fluorescent (pink SW UV) throughout, and is accompanied by its A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum label (acquisition number DM565-P), annotated by Dr. George Robinson as being the sample displayed at the Paris Exhibition of 1900! The lack of precise locality data is unfortunate but is overcome by the size and historic nature of
the piece (collected prior to 1900) that is 12cm tall and measures 20x15cm across the base! Suitable for a museum display, the specimen weighs over 10 pounds and is offered at just 325.00!

CALCITE etc.- Paxton Quarry, Alpena, Michigan
Rich specimens comprised of micro calcites well scattered in exposed seams and voids in brownish dolomitic limestone, often associated with other species such as pyrite, marcasite, dolomite, quartz etc.., all in good micro crystals. Uncommon locality material that is very reasonably priced, specimens from about 4cm to 8cm @ just 10.00, 15.00 and 20.00 each. A wonderful bargain!

CHISTYAKOVAITE- Uranium Deposit, Bota-Burum, Kazakhstan
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as extremely small, flattened, transparent pale yellow lath-like crystals, here as single blades without matrix, each mounted on the surface of a 1.1cm leucite tablet. Formula: Al(UO2)(AsO4)2(F,OH)*6.5H2O - IMA #2005-003. Type locality material, of course, only a few specimens on hand @ 165.00 each. List alternates!

CORDIERITE w/ CHALCOPYRITE etc- Manitouwadge, Ontario, Canada
A rather large hand specimen comprised of an exposed 7x5cm vitreous dark bluish-grey cordierite vein perched on the surface of a chalcopyrite ore specimen, with smaller masses of cordierite intermixed with other phases shot throughout the matrix. The locality has produced over thirty (30) species, and this sample is accompanied by the label of famous geologist/mineralogist, E.W. Heinrich. Overall specimen size is 11x7x6cm @ 100.00. Uglier than it sounds, but an uncommon assemblage for cordierite!

CRYOLITE with SIDERITE- Ivigtut, Arksuk Fjord, Greenland
Nearly pure massive pieces of the uncommon mineral cryolite without matrix, translucent and off-white in color, with a few containing small amounts of brownish, glassy siderite as well. Old material, of course, specimens from about 2.5cm up to large 10cm chunks @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, 50.00, 65.00 and 75.00 each.

DESCLOIZITE- Corey #1 Claim, Churchill Co., Nevada
Thin botryoidal films of bright yellowish-orange descloizite richly covering the surface of an altered dolomitic matrix. Appearing as films in hand specimen, microscopic examination shows numerous tiny knobs and blebs comprising these brightly colored aggregates. From an uncommon locality, specimens from about 2.5cm to 5cm @ just 4.00, 8.50 and 15.00 each. Cheap!

FLUORITE on CALCITE- Lincoln Mine, Tempiute, Lincoln Co., Nevada
An odd occurrence of pale purple, transparent fluorite cubes to 1cm perched among small, spiky, white calcite scalenohedrons on matrix. Interesting for the locality, specimens from about 2cm to 6cm @ 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00.

GALKHAITE- North Pit, Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
Sharp, deep red to nearly black micro cubes of this rare species scattered in vugs and on matrix, some with pale lavander fluorite and occasional orange-red realgar, or with minor white stilbite. Superb for the species with excellent micro potential, matrix sizes from 1.5cm to 7cm @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00, 65.00 and 85.00 each, priced according to quality and size.

GOLD- Inhuung-myon, Yonghung-gun, North Korea
A glass-topped Bates box with a black velvet insert containing ten (10) micro gold placer nuggests from this off-beat locality! This is the first we've seen of such material, and only one lot is available @ 125.00 for the box!

HEULANDITE with THAUMASITE- Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey
An old specimen, ex-Schortmann's Minerals and Dr. Eugene Sensel Collection, comprised of numerous heulandite crystals, some rather thick and tan colored, sprinkled with small thaumasite needles, calcite crystals, etc. A large and classic New Jersey zeolite specimen with nice provenance, overall size about 12x8cm @ just 80.00.

HIBBINGITE- 900' L. Drill Core, Duluth Complex, Minnesota
This new species, a divalent iron hydroxychloride, occurs in a drill core section as sparse clear to pale green grains,
occasionally red when oxidized, in a partially serpentinized troctolitic rock. Formula: Fe2(OH)3Cl; matrix sections from 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 125.00 and 150.00 each. Only two available!

KIRCHERITE- Biancella Valley, Sacrofano, Roma, Italy
This NEW SPECIES occurs as somewhat pearly white, tabular crystals scattered in matrix, a new cancrinite group mineral. Formula: [Na5Ca2K](Si6Al6O240(SO4)2*0.33H2O - trigonal. IMA # 2009-084. Type locality, of course, thumbnails with modest micro potential averaging about 2cm across with arrows at just 45.00 each.

KOBEITE-(Y)- Kobe Village, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Small black needles of kobeite-(Y) scattered in a pinkish feldspar matrix. Rarely available from the type locality, these are very old samples from the Mecke Collection. Small 2mm to 4mm fragments @ 15.00 and 25.00;

KOSNARITE- Mt. Mica, Paris, Maine
Pale to medium blue vitreous aggregates of this relatively new species sparsely scattered in pegmatite matrix. A potassium-zirconium phosphate, these specimens are the last of the original and only find by Gene Bearss in a single boulder in July, 1989. Only a few small 0.3cm to 1cm specimens available @ 30.00, 37.50 and 45.00 each.

KOTTIGITE/PARASYMPLESITE- Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
From the mid-1970's discovery, we have an old lot of excellent, radiating crystalline specimens of this complex assemblage, typically in bluish to greyish brown needles to nearly 1cm well scattered on limonitic matrix. Chemical analyses have shown complex zoning in these samples, with both the Zn-rich (kottigite) and Fe-rich (parasymplesite) phases present. Wonderful old stuff, specimens from 2.5cm to 6cm @ only 20.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each, depending on coverage and quality!

KULANITE- Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
Dark green to black sharp crystals of kulanite richly coating sideritic matrix, from the Stoneman Camp prospect of the classic Rapid Creek local. Excellent micromount or thumbnail material, sized from 2cm to 6cm at 50.00, 75.00, 100.00, and 200.00. Rare!

LEITEITE- Tsumeb, Otavi, Namibia
We have clear colorless pearly thin cleavage plates and crystalline fibers of this zinc arsenic oxide. Occurring as pure masses without matrix, leiteite, from the type locality for the species, is available in 0.5 to 1.5 cm sizes @ 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each. A few larger plates on hand to 3.3cm or more are available @ 125.00 each.

LEMMLEINITE-Ba- Karnasurt, Lovozero, Kola, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as tiny brownish prismatic crystals forming pseudomorphs after murmanite(?). Formula: Na2K2Ba1+xTi4[Si4O12](O,OH)4*5H2O. Type locality and author's material, sizes from 2cm to nearly 5cm!!!) @ 85.00, 120.00 and 150.00 each.

LIBETHENITE- Prospect near Mason Pass, Lyon Co., Nevada
Micro, transparent deep green crystals of libethenite nicely scattered in seams and on matrix from this unnamed prospect. Older material that is quite attractive under the scope, matrix sizes from 1.5cm to 5.5cm @ 5.00, 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Nice!

MUSCOVITE pseudo @ INDIALITE @ CORDIERITE- Yunohana-onsen, Kameoka, Kyoto Pref. Japan
These interesting, small specimens are muscovite that has replaced indialite that replaced cordierite, more commonly called "Cherry Blossom Stone" or "Sakura-ishi" in Japan. They show pink, six-rayed star like forms on the terminations of small rod-like crystals without matrix. Uncommon pseudomorphs, specimens average about 6mm across and are quite inexpensive at only 6.00 each!

NEALITE etc.- Laurion, Attica Peninsula, Greece
Excellent micro sprays of orange-yellow lath-like crystals of nealite attractively perched in vugs in ancient slag, most with associated laurionite crystals and possibly other species. Mounted specimens from the Perloff/Weber collection and named for Neal Yedlin, only a few available, at 55.00 each. Nice!

PREISWERKITE- Geisspfad, Binnental, Valais, Switzerland
Type locality material! Preiswerkite, a mica group member, occurs as flaky to fine grained pale green masses scattered through a schist-like rock. Good representative material, difficult to obtain, in sizes from 1.5cm to 3cm @ 20.00 and 35.00 each. A single larger 6cm piece is on hand @ 100.00.

PRIDERITE- nr. Noonkanbah, Walgidee Hills, WA, Australia
Dark red to black granular crystalline masses sparsely scattered in matrix, a rare member of the cryptomelane group. Type locality material, available as matrix specimens from 1cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each, or as 0.5 grams of PURE extracted grains @ 25.00 per vial.

PROUSTITE- Alberode, Saxony, Germany
Superb micro crystals of deep red, wonderfully terminated proustites perched in vugs on matrix, these ex-Perloff/Weber Collection and noted in Perloff's hand. Only two excellent mounts are available, each beautifully mounted and showing brilliant proustite micro groups! The only ones we have seen from this heretofore obscure (unknown to us!) locality @ 150.00 each.

SILVER with BREITHAUPTITE- HiHo Silver Mine, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
A neat specimen comprised of richly impregnated white matrix showing numerous streamers of dense native silver dendrites, with a broad area of coppery-bronze colored breithauptite well-scattered at the core of the specimen. Ex-John Durkos Collection #388, acquired by him in 1963 from the mine that was originally called the "Brady Lake Mine", specimen vintage "early 1900s" per his label. HiHo is actually a nearby property to the original three mines that made up the Brady Lake silver complex, and the piece is likely from one of the original Silver Miller mines there. One face is nicely cut and polished to show the interesting cross section of phases, overall size about 7x5cm
150.00, with oval wood base.

STRONTIANITE- Monroe Co., Michigan
Large hand specimens showing numerous voids and fissures filled with small but very sharp elongated and pointed strontianite crystals in yellowish-white, massive strontianite/dolomite matrix. Quite heavy for their size, and all with excellent micro potential as well, these average 7cm(!!) across at just 35.00 each. A steal!

TEALLITE- Monserrat, near Pasna, Bolivia
Rich, substantial specimens of this rare lead-tin sulfide. Teallite occurs as granular gray metallic masses and foliated aggregates, with minimum matrix. The last of our old stock, rarely offered in this quality, sizes from 1cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00, 75.00, and 100.00 each.

TREVORITE- nr Scotia Talc Mine, Barberton Mt., South Africa
This nickel rich spinel group member occurs as black granular masses richly distributed through a serpentinite rock, and associated with green willemseite. Type locality for both species, in sizes from 2cm to 5cm @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00, and 75.00 each.

VANADINITE (Arsenian)- West Mine, nr. Quartz Mt., Nye Co., Nevada
Repeat of a sellout: from a new and unusual occurrence featured in Mineral News, these are "endlichite" (arsenian vanadinite) specimens that we had previously analyzed. Although they are approaching mimetite composition, they are not quite there! The mineral occurs as both elongated, needle-like micro crystals as well as rounded sheaves and balls of intergrown micro's richly scattered on matrix. Each sample is accompanied by a copy of our analysis, specimens from 2cm to 8cm across @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 50.00 each. Very cool stuff, and we can offer a wholesale flat of 25+ assorted specimens for you dealers out there at just 175.00 per flat!

VISHNEVITE- Loch Borolan, Assynt, Scotland
Pale blue to greyish masses of vishnevite richly scattered in matrix, most with nepheline and other rock forming minerals. Classic locality for the species, generously sized specimens from an old stock ranging from 2.5cm to 6cm @ only 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00.

WITHERITE- Fallowfields Mine, Alston Moor, England
Rich translucent aggregates of greyish witherite scattered in matrix, collected many years ago from this classic locality. The specimens show good fluorescence (SW-blue white, LW-yellowish) and reasonable phosphorescence as well. Sizes from about 2.5cm to 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

WOODHOUSEITE- Champion Mine, Mono County, California
Probably one of the world's best (and one of the few!) locations for this calcium-aluminum member of the beudantite group. We have a supply of finely developed pseudocubic woodhouseite crystals scattered on seams in quartz. The pale tan colored crystals range from 1mm to 3mm across, with matrix specimens from 2.5cm to 6cm priced at 20.00, 30.00, 45.00,and 65.00 each, all with good woodhouseite micro crystals!

ZINKENITE- Brobdinag Mine, San Juan Co., Colorado
This lead antimony sulfosalt occurs as rich, nearly pure masses with an attractive grey metallic, almost silky luster. From the Silverton mining district of Colorado, these older specimens are offered at 2.5cm to 4cm across @ only 15.00 and 30.00 each.

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CATALOG 21008 - Vol. XXXVII, No. 8. All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted November 8, 2010.

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AMMINEITE- Pabellon de Pica, Chanabaya, Iquique, Chile
This NEW SPECIES occurs as tiny, intense sky blue aggregates in and on transparent halite matrix, occasionally with minor green atacamite and possibly other phases. Formula: CuCl2(NH3)2 - orthorhombic, IMA #2008-032. Quite attractive and colorful, even as inclusions in glassy halite, specimens from about 2.5cm to 4cm across, priced according to coverage @ 65.00, 85.00, 100.00 and 125.00 each. Type locality, of course!

BARBOSALITE on HUREAULITE- nr. Boa Vista Creek, Galileia, M.G. Brazil
Recently stumbled upon: a few superb micromounts of black, well crystallized barbosalites lightly scattered on radiating and divergent orange-red, glassy hureaultite crystals on minor matrix. Both interesting phosphates, here in excellent, micro form, overall sizes averaging about 1.5cm @ 25.00 each. Limit one per order, please!

CALCITE- Xiang Hua Ling, Hunan Province, Peo Rep China
Remarkably attractive, very sharply terminated scalenohedral calcite crystals from needle-like points to stout butterfly twins nicely perched on matrix. The larger crystals range from 1cm to 3cm tall, all are glassy, transparent and have a red-brown inclusion reminiscent of old Mexican specimens from many years ago. These attractive Chinese samples range in size from about 4cm to 12cm across, all are quite pretty and damage free, and are offered at just @ 35.00, 50.00, 75.00, 100.00 and 200.00 each for the largest. Excellent!

CARNOTITE- Monument #2 Mine, Navajo Co., Arizona
Rich yellow masses of rather hot carnotite well scattered in and on sandstone matrix, some associated with coppery brown druses and films of metahewettite, yellowish metatyuyamunite or possibly other uranium-rich species. Collected many years ago on the Navajo Indian Reservation, these are quite radioactive and fairly large specimens, sizes from 5cm to 9cm across @ 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each, priced according to richness, not necessarily size.

CERUSSITE- M'Fouati, Kouilou Department, Rep of Congo
An excellent, well developed crystallized cerussite from this fine and lesser-known Brazzaville locality, here as a central, terminated and reticulated crystal about 4.5cm tall, with several other cerussite crystals to 1.2cm of a more blocky, twinned habit perched on its twinned "wings". The crystals are all somewhat greyish brown, translucent and overall a very pleasing specimen. Size is about 5x3.5cm @ 245.00. Nice!

DOLOMITE with QUARTZ CASTS etc- Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia
An interesting and complex specimen comprised of minute, tan dolomite rhombs richly drizzled over large, platy quartz casts, associated with very richly scattered small spiky quartz balls and a few larger euhedral quartz crystals to 2cm comprising matrix. The specimen is accompanied by its Czech National Museum label, measures a flattened but generous 12x10cm and is offered at just 75.00. Nice!

FLUORCAPHITE- Koashva, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Uncovered in an old lot from Claus Hedegaard, we have a small parcel of this uncommon, Sr-rich apatite-group mineral, occurring here as pale green, granular masses richly scattered in matrix. EDS confirms just over 18 wt% SrO, in good agreement with Yakovenchuk's data in his Khibiny book. Specimens range from about 2cm to nearly 5cm across, are quite rich, and are offered at just 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

GOETHITE- Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England
An old classic comprised of numerous 1cm balls of radiating, dark brownish black flattened sprays of goethite richly scattered in and on a dense, limonitic matrix, with tiny, lustrous black crystal spikes evident at the terminus of the spherical balls. An old calligraphic label is adhered to the base of the specimen, and it is also ex-Michigan Mining College. Classy for an often ugly mineral, superb locality piece, measuring about 7x5cm @ just 55.00.

GUGIAITE- Dugdu Alkaline Complex, Tuva, Russia
From a new (and only the fourth) reported occurrence of this rare Ca-Be-silicate, these are small (1mm) colorless lamellar grains of nearly pure material with little or no matrix. Rarely available, the species easily escapes detection and is offered here for the first time by us as single grains at 45.00 each. List alternates - only a few of these recently confirmed Siberian samples on hand!

HETAEROLITE- White Tail Deer Mine, Bisbee, Arizona
Rich, but ugly specimens of this zinc manganese mineral, hetaerolite occurs as brownish black masses and veinlets running through contrasting white calcite, which has been partially removed to reveal the masses of hetaerolite. Good representative larger specimens, 5cm to 8cm @ 25.00 to 45.00 each.

HOLDAWAYITE- Kombat Mine, Namibia
Rich, platy aggregates of pinkish brown masses comprising matrix. A relatively new (1988) species, offered as pure aggregates in capsules from 1mm to 3mm across @ 35.00, 45.00 and 55.00 each, these being author's material from the type locality! A few larger impure matrix specimens to 2.5cm @ 140.00 each.

HYDROPYROCHLORE- Leushe, Kivu, Dem Rep Congo
This newly defined species occurs here as tan to pale brownish, sharp octahedral crystals without matrix, some of the better crystals showing interpenetration twins or slightly cavernous faces. Part of the recently published overhaul of the pyrochlores, these type locality crystal specimens range in size from about 3.5mm to 7mm across @ just 15.00, 20.00 and 25.00 each.

HYDROXYKENOMICROLITE+SIMPSONITE- Mt. Vasin-Myl'k, Voron'ya Tundra, Russia
Minute greyish to colorless greasy to adamantine rims of lightly fluorescent (orange LW) masses of this newly defined species in white albite matrix, most surrounding small cores of brightly fluorescent (SW blue-white) simpsonite. Two extremely rare species, from the type locality for the newly defined hydroxykenomicrolite [(Cs,Na)SbTa4O12] - (see Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 673-695), only a few specimens on hand averaging 2cm @ 125.00. List alternates!

INDIGIRITE- Sarylakh Au-Sb Deposit, Indigirka River Basin, Siberia, Russia
This exceptional rare carbonate occurs here at the type locality as extremely tiny (under 1mm) white masses originally found as interstitial fillings in siltstone at Mine #1 of the deposit. Named for the nearby Indigirka river basin, this is the first confirmed material we have had from the type locality for the species. Several very tiny, pure white masses in a vial @ 75.00 each. List alternates!

IRANITE with WULFENITE- Chapacase Mine, Tocopilla, Chile
This uncommon mineral occurs here as small, dark brown platy masses in and on matrix, made attractive only by its sparse association with minute, deep red chromian wulfenite and occasionally cerussite and/or mimetite as well. Only a few specimens on hand, sizes from about 2.5cm to 5cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

KANONAITE- Mt. Vassiliko, Andros Island, Greece
This uncommon mineral oocurs here as very tiny, pale green granular aggregates with a vitreous luster, thinly scattered in seams on matrix. From a new locality for the species, specimens range from about 2.5cm to 4cm across @ just 25.00 and 40.00 each. List alternates!

MAZZITE-(Mg) - Mt. Semiol, Loire, France
Minute hexagonal needle-like crystals sparsely scattered in vugs in matrix. A rare zeolite mineral, these from the type locality for the Mg-dominant species. Good micro potential on some, many associated with clear chabazite and possibly other zeolites like offretite, matrix sizes from 0.7cm to 2.5cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

MILLERITE- Wissen, Siegerland, Germany
A superb small thumbnail, mounted in a 2.5cm micro box and part of the Weber-Perloff holdings we acquired. From this classic locality, the millerite occurs as free-standing, rod-like crystals to 5mm perched on matrix, providing a very aesthetic presentation to this much sought-after millerite specimen! Only one available, overall about 2cm @ 85.00.

MIXITE on QUARTZ- Majuba Hill, Perhsing Co., Nevada
Tiny, pale greenish acicular needles of mixite forming small, spiky balls perched on top of delicate, water-clear quartz crystals, occasionally associated with other species. From an old lot that was originally collected from the famous Tin Stope years ago, we have specimens ranging from 2cm to 5cm across, all with good micro potential, at just 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

NICKELOAN KRUTAITE- Mina El Dragon, Potosi, Bolivia
Massive krutaite ore cut into polished sections about 1cm across, some showing unusual plums and assorted phase boundaries in these grey, silvery metallic specimens. Recent analytical work shows a nickel content that varies from about 7 wt% to nearly 12 wt% in these copper-selenide specimens, perhaps due to included penroseite, most showing minor S substituting for Se, and little or no cobalt content. A copy of a typical analysis accompanies each polished sample @ just 25.00 each, cheaper than the cost of analytical work!

PARISITE-(Ce) w/ BORACITE- Muzo, Boyaca Department, Colombia
Small, pale brownish pseudohexagonal crystals and aggregates of pariscite-(Ce) sparsely scattered in calcite matrix, associated with minor pyrite and occasionally gypsum and carbonaceous shale. Under magnification, thin druses of pale grey to greenish druses of boracite are also evident as fracture fillings and coatings in these type locality specimens for pariscite-(Ce). Modest reference material, and good candidates for trimming to expose potential micro crystals, specimens average a generous 5cm to 6cm across @ just 20.00 and 30.00 each.

PERLIALITE- Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, Russia
This rare zeolite occurs as minute, fibrous masses sparsely scattered in nepheline matrix, typically with minor aegirine needles and possibly other species. Most easily detected under magnification (20x) as pearly, fibrous rods, this is old Fersman Museum material obtained more than twenty years ago and just recently uncovered in our warehouse. Small specimens with cut faces averaging 1cm @ 55.00; a few still lean but larger to 3cm slices @ 150.00 each.

PERROUDITE- Mine de Cap Garonne, Var, France
Minute, brilliant red fibrous needles of this this rare Hg-Ag-S-halide sparsely scattered on matrix, occasionally with minor Hg-Ag rich tennantite. From the original type material collected in 1983 by G. Davenne and used by H. Sarp et al to describe the species, each of these samples is accompanied by a copy of Davenne's signed "Enchantillon Type" label also noting author's material. Historical and rare, sizes average 1.2cm @ 65.00 each with modest micro potential as well.

PETALITE- Londonderry Quarry, W. Australia, Australia
One of the main sources of lithium, this mineral occurs as fluorescent, (creamy white in LW, somewhat weaker in SW), translucent white crystalline pure masses, resembling feldspar but with a greasy luster. A great addition to a fluorescent or lithium mineral collection! In sizes from 2cm to 8cm @ 10.00, 22.50, 35.00, and 60.00 each.

PETEDUNNITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
This unusual pyroxene forms as dark greenish grains and masses scattered in feldspar/hedenbergite matrix, associated with minor fluorescent willemite and possibly other phases as well. Not particularly attractive, but the among the first legitimate specimens to reach the market in some time. A copy of our confirming analysis accompanies each sample, sizes from about 2cm to 5.5cm @ just 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

PILLAITE- Buca Della Vena Mine, Lucca Prov., Italy
This rare mineral occurs as densely matted, steely greyish black needle-like aggregates perched at the end of a some dolomitic matrix. Type locality material, of course, this rare sulfosalt has apparently come from a one-locality find some years ago (IMA 1997-042) and published in 2003. Only two small specimens with modest micro potential: 7mm @ 95.00, one 1.5cm @ 145.00. List alternates!

PSEUDOBROOKITE with TOPAZ- Thomas Mts., Juab Co., Utah
Excellent elongated needles and radiating sprays of brilliant black micro pseudobrookites scattered in seams in rhyolite matrix, most associated with micro topaz crystals and excellent bluish-black platy hematite as well. Classic micro assemblages, matrix sizes from 3.5cm to 12cm @ 12.50, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00, depending on quality and size.

PSEUDOMALACHITE on CHRYSOCOLLA- Mt. Glorius Mine, Cloncurry, Qnsld, Austral
Excellent, very dark green pods and rounded crystal structures of pseudomalachite scattered over pale blue chrysocolla and quartz matrix. Unusual due to their isolated and free-standing habit, these are reasonably attractive as well for an unusual mineral. Matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each, depending on quality.

PUSHCHAROVSKITE- Salsigne Gold Mine, Aude, France
This uncommon copper arsenate, formula: Cu(AsO3OH)-H2O, triclinic, occurs as richly distributed, pale bluish-green masses and coatings on an altering bismuth matrix, most associated with other copper arsenates. Moderately attractive for an uncommon species, sizes from 1cm to 2.8cm @ 35.00, 60.00, and 75.00.

SPINEL- An Phu Mine, Luc Yen, Yenbai Prov., Vietnam
Deep red to pink octahedral spinel crystals nicely contrasted on brilliant white marble matrix, with individual crystals ranging in size from about 1.5mm to 6mm across, with virtually all specimens showing multiple crystals on each matrix sample. These display well and overall sizes are in the 6cm range, priced according to quality at very competitive prices of just 40.00, 50.00 and 60.00 each. Nice!

TRIPHYLITE- Palermo Mine, North Groton, New Hampshire
Large cleavable mass of pure crystalline tryphilite is available from this classic U.S. locality. Some may be associated with minor wolfeite, pyrite, vivianite etc.. Samples are generally dark army green and range from 2.5cm to 7cm across @ 8.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

URANOPHANE- Faraday Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
From an old stash of material, these are excellent, bright yellow radiating needles and felted masses of uranophane nicely perched in vugs on reddish brown matrix. These are colorful and quite good under the microscope, and larger specimens can be trimmed to yield multiple micros if desired. Analytically confirmed, specimens range in size from about 2cm to 5.5cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 amd 45.00 each. Nice!

VIOLARITE- Perserverance Mine, Agnew, W.A., Australia
Relatively widespread in small amounts and difficult to observe, this Fe-Ni linnaeite group member occurs as distinct brassy-violet metallic stringers and masses distributed through a solid pyrrhotite matrix. Tarnishing or minor secondary alteration often obscures the violarite in some specimens, impure but representative nonetheless. In sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ just 12.50, 25.00, and 40.00 each.

ZEUNERITE- Majuba Hill, Pershing Co., Nevada
From an old hoard, fairly good specimens of small, flattened radiating plates of medium green zeunerite sparsely scattered in exposed seams on matrix. The sprays extend to 6mm across, and they are highly lustrous against the dull, greyish rock matrix, these likely collected many years ago from the base of the Copper Stope where the mineral was once found. Only a few specimens on hand, sizes ranging from about 2cm to 6cm, priced according to quality @ 8.00, 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each, some with good micro potential as well!

GEMS

DIAMOND- Western Australia, Australia
These are interesting facetted stones, offered here as cognac (reddish brown) colored full cut rounds, most with imperfections but representative of a very uncommon and sought-after color in diamonds! Although the locality is likely the Argyle Mine, we are unable confirm the mine name other than "in Western Australia". A nice addition to a colored diamond suite, the stones average about 3.5mm, weighing about 17 points each, and are offered at just 45.00 per stone, far below normal retail! Limit two per order, please!

COLLECTIONS

BARITE- Various Localities Worldwide
There are over four hundred (400) barite specimens in some 20+ flats in our accessible inventory, and we need to make room for more material. Like the recent collections we have sold that were so well-received, we are offering two collections of barite, all specimens at least in the 3cm to 6cm size range, many in crystals and groups, many uncommon localities, all different, and all valued at more than double our sale price. Two collections to choose from: 10 different @ 125.00; 20 different @ just 200.00 - a steal!

MYSTERY FLAT- Various Localities Worldwide
Another offering of our well-received "mystery flat" of twenty (20) different specimens from worldwide localities, all individually labeled and ranging in size from about 4cm to 7cm across for the princely sum of just $125 plus shipping. These are from old collections, excess stock, single specimens and material available only in small quantities too labor intensive to describe and catalog. Some will be colorful, some will be ugly, some will have micro potential, some from obscure localities, but the lot will be worth a minimum of $250 or more, yours sight-unseen for our liquidation price of just $125 plus shipping! Multiple orders up to three sets (60 specimens) received at the same time will not have duplicates! A bargain for anyone wishing to expand their collection horizons! Try one!

CATALOG 21007 - Vol. XXXVII, No. 7. All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted October 18, 2010.

NEW ADDITIONS TO OUR WEBSITE- For those of you who have internet access, we have just posted a number of new "for sale" specimens to our Photo Gallery page on our website (www.excaliburmineral.com). Hit the "New Additions" button on the Photo Gallery page for a quick look. You'll find some old Bisbee specimens, a neat afghanite, plus many others. Our photo capability is limited, but these will give you some additional ideas of the "unadvertised" items that we stumble upon here in the warehouse. Take a look and have fun!

ACANTHITE- Josef Mine, Moldava, Czech Republic
Massive black aggregates of small, crudely crystalline acanthite to several millimeters are well scattered through dolomitic rock matrix. Old material from a classic eastern European locality, sizes average about 3.5cm across @ 45.00 each. Only a few on hand!

ALUNITE on KAOLINITE- La Tolfa Mine, Latium Region, Italy
Excellent tabular to elongated hemimorphic clusters of clear to white micro alunite crystals nicely scattered over dense, white kaolinite matrix. Fine older locality material from the same area as the type, some with good micro potential as well, matrix sizes from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ just 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

ANATACAMITE- La Vendida Mine, Sierra Gorda, Chile
This NEW SPECIES forms vitreous, deep green micro crystals, typically as V-shaped twins or as dart-like, triangular crystal groups on atacamite on matrix, difficult to otherwise distinguish visually from paratacamite and atacamite. Formula: Cu2Cl(OH)3, the triclinic polymorph, IMA #2009-042. These specimens were collected in 2005, and we have been sitting on them for a while, awaiting final publication. Rather attractive, excellent micro potential on most, matrix sizes ranging from about 2cm to 4cm across @ 75.00, 100.00 and 125.00 each. Only a few available!

BOUSSINGAULTITE- Ravat, Yagnob Valley, Zeravshan Rng Tadjikistan
From this obscure locality, we have obtained a few small specimens of this uncommon ammonium-rich sulfate mineral, here as white convoluted masses and aggregates of nearly pure material. A new mineral for this old locality, known for its self-igniting coal seams since the time of Alexander the Great! Only a few confirmed samples, sizes average about 2cm long @ just 20.00 each. Rare!

CELESTITE- Enrico Fermi Power Plant, Monroe, Michigan
From an unusual locality, these pale greyish blue Celestine crystals and aggregates were collected in the 1960s during excavation and construction of the Fermi #1 nuclear power station. Perhaps long-forgotten and certainly obscure, these locality specimens show typical bladed habit, often with both crudely crystallized as well as massive celestine comprising the samples. Only a few available, sizes from 5cm to 10cm @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 ea.

CHILDRENITE- George & Charlotte Mine, Devon, England
Minute crystals of resinous brick red childrenite partially coat 4mm quartz crystals on ore specimens from this Tavistock area, the type locality for the species. Excellent older material with minor micro potential as well, sizes rnage froma bout 2.5cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

CUMMINGTONITE- West Chesterfield, Massachusetts
Radiating silky brown crystalline sprays of cummingtonite in schist-like matrix. Typical habit and New England local for this amphibole, not much to look at, but from an excellent, older locality. Available at 1.5cm to 5cm specmens @ 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

ECDEMITE- Laurium, Attica Peninsula, Greece
Minute micro crystals and aggregates of white to pale yellowish ecdemite sparsely scattered in vuggy slag matrix, typically associated with laurionite, hydrocerussite or possibly other species. Only a couple of boxed, mounted micro specimens, ex-Perloff/Weber and in Perloff's own hand, interesting for the locality, nicely mounted @ 55.00 a

EUXENITE-(Y)- nr. Tocantins, Divino, Uba, M.G., Brazil
Rather unusual crude CRYSTALS of euxenite-(Y) without matrix, these showing elongated prismatic habit and parallel growths with single terminations. Old Cureton material with dark brown, glassy cores and a pale tan alteration coating, similar to some Madagascar specimens, crystals from 2cm to 3cm tall @ 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00.

GONNARDITE- Gignat, Puy de Dome, France
Brownish lava matrix richly filled with vugs and small voids of white gonnardite very well scattered through out the specimens. The vugs range from about 2mm to nearly 1cm, overall matrix sizes from about 2cm to nearly 7cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each. Excellent older locality, ex-BRGM specimens!

GORCEIXITE- Ehrenfriedersdorf, Saxony, Germany
Rather non-descript brownish masses of this uncommon mineral liberally scattered on matrix, occasionally with minor barium pharmacosiderite or possibly other phases. Ugly stuff from an excellent, old locality, specimens from 2.5cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

GORMANITE with SOUZALITE- Area 2, Stoneman Camp, Yukon Terr., Canada
Rich specimens of bluish-green radial sprays of gormanite on and in sideritic rock, some associated with minor siderite crystals. Studies have found that this gormanite has a variable composition and is in part souzalite as well, with the two intermixed and visually indistinguishable. Difficult material to obtain due to the remoteness of the locality and preditory bears, we have some older stock material in sizes from 2cm to nearly 8cm, nicely priced at 15.00, 25.00, 40.00, and 80.00 each for the largest samples.

GUERINITE- White Caps Mine, Manhattan, Nye Co. Nevada
Sparkling micro needles of guerinite well scattered over rock matrix from this prolific locaity, occasionally associated with minor druses of realgar and possibly other species. An uncommon mineral from a complex and prolific older locality, specimens from about 3cm to 6cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each. Excellent!

GWIHABAITE- Ravat, Yagnob Valley, Zeravshan Rng Tadjikistan
This rare, natural ammonium nitrate mineral was first described about fifteen years ago, and little of this barely pronounceable mineral ever reached the specimen market. A new but small discovery at a new locality has now yielded several tiny, confirmed samples, here as white to pale brownish grains exceeding 1mm, carefully packaged in capsules @ 35.00 each. Only a few available, so don't miss these!

HYDROCARBON variety SHUNGITE- Shunga, Lake Onega Area, Karelia, Russia
An extraordinary find from the classic locality! Long-known from the area, a giant potential exposure of this >98 wt% carbon material in a palaeoproterozoic deposit was recently described by Norwegian and Russian scientists (see Elsevier - Ore Geology Reviews). The material occurs as glassy, dark brown to black, pure masses showing conchoidal fracture and high luster, an exceptionally "clean" unstructured hydrocarbon. We have a few small specimens, sizes ranging from about 1cm to 2.5cm across @ 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

HYDROCERUSSITE- Mendip Hills, Somerset, England
Off-white crystalline masses of hydrocerussite are richly scattered with white calcite (easily distinguished by FL-red SW UV) and blackish brown manganese minerals in these rich specimen from the classic Higher Pitts location. Old material, ex-Cureton, sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 50.00 each.

HYDROHONESSITE- Otter Shoot, Kambalda, W.A., Australia
Yellow masses of this very rare mineral sparsely scattered on brownish gossan surface, some with pale green gaspeite as well. Missing from many reference collections, we have only a few specimens, ranging from about 2cm to nearly 6cm @ 45.00, 65.00 and 85.00 each, all ex-WestAus Mineral Museum, type locality material!

HYDROXYLCHONDRODITE- Perovskitovaya Kop, Zaloust Dist., Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as brownish orange grains to several millimetes sparsely scattered in white calcite matrix, occasioanlly associated with pale violet dolomite and greenish clinochlore. Formula: Mg5(SiO4)2(OH)2, the OH-dominant analog of chondrodite. IMA #2010-019, only a few specimens available from this, the type locality in the Urals. Sizes range 1cm to 2.5cm @ 80.00, 95.00 and 120.00 each.

ILLITE variety HYDROMICA- L'Anse, Baraga Co., Michigan
These are specimens of low-grade graphite (and labelled as such with old Michigan College of Mines label) that occurs as dark greyish black coatings over pinkish, somewhat micaceous cores of illite, commonly called "hydromica" or "hydromuscovite" due to its pearly, micaceous habit. We think the illite is more interesting than the surface graphite, and additional analytical work might disclose other species present in these odd specimens. Only a few on hand, sizes from about 3cm @ 15.00 to 6+cm @ 40.00 each.

JORDANITE- Lengenbach Quarry, Binntal, Valais, Switzerland
Greyish metallic masses of this uncommon mineral well scattered in thin seams in sugary dolomite matrix, oocasionally with minor pyrite and possibly other phases. The classic, type locality for the species, specimens ranging from about 2cm to nearly 6cm across @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 85.00 each, depending on quality.


MALACHITE pseudo @ AZURITE- Sir Dominic Mine, S.A., Australia
Dark green malachite richly covers these samples as wedge shaped to radiating lath like pseudomorphs after azurite crystals. Colorful stuff with moderately good psuedomorphic azurite habit, overall sizes from 2.4cm to 4cm across @ 15.00, 20.00 and 25.00 each. Inexpensive and neat stuff!

MALAYAITE- Obri Dul, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Tiny masses of malayaite well scattered in dark, tin-bearing skarn matrix, most with admixed sulfides and possibly other phases. The waxy yellowish malayaite is best discerned under SW UV where it fluoresces a pleasant yellowish green in contrast to the otherwise drab matrix. Old material, specimens from about 2.5cm to 8cm chunks @ 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each. Heavy stuff!

MANGANESE NODULE- Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone Pacific Ocean
These strange manganese nodules were harvested from the the extreme depth of 15,000 feet(!!) in this famous Pacific Ocean fracture zone many years ago as part of an undersea exploration project. XRD work has shown birnessite, todorokite and potentially other Mn-rich phases largely comprising these bizarre specimens. We have a good selection of sizes ranging from about 2cm to nearly 6cm across @ 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 and 60.00 each.

MANGANOSITE- Langban, Varmland, Sweden
Rich examples of manganosite from the Langban type locality! Manganosite occurs as fine grained almost earthy masses varying in color from dark greenish black to almost a blackish brown, associated with smaller amounts of grey calcite. Not pretty but quite representative and substantial. Sizes from 1cm to nearly 5cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 75.00 each.

MANSFIELDITE- Hobart Butte, Lane County, Oregon
Masses of altered white rhyolite are riddled with seams and cavities bearing rich foamy crusts of grey-green mansfieldite in these specimens from the type locality, some with minor scorodite. Sizes from about 2cm to 7cm @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00 each.

MAROKITE- Tachgagalt, nr. Ourzazate, Morocco
Rich black masses of this unusual manganese mineral nicely scattered throughout a greyish calcite matrix. The species was described about forty years ago from this locality, fragment in capsule @ 10.00; larger matrix specimens from 2cm to 3.5cm @ 25.00, 40.00 and 75.00 each.

MILARITE- Stora Vika, Nynashamn, Sweden
Superb, pale yellowish to clear transparent elongated micro crystals of milarite scattered in vugs in matrix. Excellent micro material from an off-beat locality, specimen sizes ranging from 2cm to nearly 5cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each. Neat!

MONGOLITE- Dorozhnyi Dep., Khan-Bogdo, Gobi, Mongolia
This rare species, here from the TYPE LOCALITY, is offered as tiny (~1mm) pale violet colored grains in minor quartz matrix. This is the first of this material we have been able to secure in the last 15 years! Specimens averaging about 2mm @ 45.00, a few larger to 7mm @ 125.00 each. List altenates!

NAQUITE with LINZHIITE- Ekaterinovskiy complex, Azov Sea, Ukraine
A pair of NEW SPECIES (!!) these are tiny (<1mm) steely-grey single grains with high metallic luster that are comprised of interpenetrating lamellae of naquite (FeSi) and linzhiite (FeSi2) showing a solid solution between the two species. IMA #s 2010-010 and 2010-011 respectively, these were just approved and are available at just 75.00 per sample, with both species present!

OPAL pseudo @ FOSSIL WOOD- Tonopah, Nye Co., Nevada
We recently acquired an old lot of exceptional, massive grayish white opal that had replaced fossil wood, yield interesting, conchoidal masses that show some fluorescence (green SW due to trace urnaium salts, as well as bluish white SW) as well as distinctly banded color variation that testifies to the former concentric growth and replacement process. Ex-G.B. Robbe (1884-1963), a pioneer in chemical extraction techniques for copper ore benefaction. His monster-sized collection took two men tweleve days to pack and move it to Michigan Tech upon his death. A large range of sizes, from 2.5cm to 7cm @ just 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each, a few larger @ 50.00 and 75.00 available!

PARAERSHOVITE- Mt. Koashva, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs here as nearly pure, orange-brown monomineralic grains without matrix, this from the second confirmed locality for the species. These samples were found just a few kilometers from the first occurrence at Mt. Yukspor, and have just been confirmed by Russian scientists. IMA #2009-025, the Fe3+ analog of ershovite. Only a few very tiny grains available @ 65.00 each. List alternates

PECORAITE- Otway Prospect, Nullagine, W.A., Australia
Pale green masses of this unusual kaolinite-serpentine group mineral richly covering matrix, here from one of the better known localities for the species. Obtained many years ago and occasionally associated with visually indistinguishable admixed otwayite, specimen sizes range from about 2cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 60.00

RAUCHITE- Belorechenskoye Dep., No. Caucasus, Russia
From this rather (now) well known locality recently described in the latest Mineralogical Almanac (Vol 15 #2; see August, 2010 Mineral News for a review), this NEW SPECIES has been recently described and approved, where it occurs as very tiny (to 0.5mm) yellow-green lamellae. Formula: Ni(UO2)2(AsO4)2*10H2O, triclinic, IMA #2010-037, a new member of the autunite group, the hydrated analog of metarauchite. These have been hermetically sealed in slender, 3cm glass vials by the author, only a few on hand @ 100.00 each. Type locality, of course!

SAMPLEITE- North Parkes Mine, Goonumbla, NSW, Australia
From the Endeavour 26 Open Cut at the locality, these are exceptionally bright, electric blue flattened sampleite aggregates in small sprays to 5mm across scattered on rock matrix. Coverage is lean but the material is superb for the species, some of the most colorful we've seen. Marvelous locality material, specimen sizes from 3cm to 6cm across, priced according to richness, at 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00 each. Neat!

SARABAUITE- Sarabau Mine, nr. Bau, Sarawak, Borneo
Deep red crystalline masses of sarabauite richly scattered in white calcite matrix, some associated with creamy wollastonite and minor native arsenic. A unique occurrence at this, the type locality; makes great cabochons, too!. Matrix sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 8.00, 15.00, 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each. Museum specimens available to 10x5cm @ 85.00 to 100.00.

SASSOLITE- Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy
Excellent pearly white masses of scaly to felted pure aggregates of this unusual mineral, either as smaller matrix-free specimens or superb, larger pieces associated with native sulfur and/or salammoniac. This material sublimed directly from the gas phase at this active locality, and specimen sizes range from 1cm to 3.5cm matrix pieces @ 15.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each.

SEGNITITE with MIMETITE- Campo Sur, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Mexico
From a remarkable new find at the prolific Ojuela Mine, these are adamantine, drusy crystalline aggregates and botryoidal, globular yellowish green to brown segnities well scattered in seams in matrix, most with excellent hexagonal, transparent mimetite crystals we well. Confirmed by XRD and SEM-EDS, these are xcellent for the species, with fine micro potential with the mimetites as well, specimens from about 1.5cm to nearly 4.5cm @ just 20.00. 35.00 and 50.00 each.

SULFUR- Alum, Esmeralda Co., Nevada
Small, bright yellow crystals and rounded aggregates of native sulfur, most nicely covering white rock matrix. Interesting locality material, some with micro potential (please specify), overall sizes from 2.5cm to 8cm @ 5.00, 8.50, 10.00 and 20.00 each, depending on quality and size.

TALC- nr. San Andreas, Calaveras Co., California
Rich, pale green waxy masses of crystalline talc comprising matrix, many showing upright tabular "crystals" and aggregates. From one of the more prolific localities for the mineral, these are moderately attractive for an otherwise uninspiring species. Old material collected many years ago, sizes range from 2cm to 6+cm across @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

TALC- Hunting Hill Quarry, Rockville, Maryland
A rich, pale green mass of slippery talc forms a 1.5 thick veinlet covering one surface of a 10x5cm greyish talc hand specimen, nicely showing the two contrasting colors of the mineral. An interesting locality specimen, overall size 10x5x4cm, ex-A.E. Seaman Museum and accompanied by their label, @ just 35.00.

THEISITE- Tucker's Tunnel, nr. Durango, Colorado
Minute, pale greenish blue somewhat platy aggregates and botryoids of this rare mineral scattered on matrix, some with minor micro azurite masses as well. From the type locality, we have a small lot of this outstanding rarity, matrix sizes from about 1.5cm up to 4cm piece @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00, 65.00; one large 13x9cm specimen @ 175.00.

XONOTLITE with HANCOCKITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Small greyish white masses of xonotlite sparsely scattered on several surfaces of pinkish-red hancockite (I am now refusing to call it epidote-(Pb)!) matrix, associated with franklinite, minor brownish andradite and occasionally manganaxinite as well. Classic assemblage and type locality material for the hancockite, ex-Grenier Collection, only a couple of specimens on hand averaging 6cm across @ just 45.00 each.


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GEMS: FLUORITE- Brazil
Although Brazil has many fluorite deposits, we rarely see well crystallized specimens of this relatively common mineral from this country, even though masses up to 15 meters across have been reported in the Santa Catarina district where a single deposit might extend for an entire kilometer! We recently acquired a modest holding of gemmy, faceted fluorite from Brazil, here as either excellent blue-green ovals, or as deep, tansparent yellows in ovals, cushions and marquise cuts! Sizes for the blue-green ovals run anywhere from 18x10mm up to 22x15mm, with carat weights running from about 7.5cts up to 23cts or so. We offer individual faceted stones at just 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 60.00 each. The brilliant transparent yellows are in various shapes, with similar weights and prices! Try one of each color at a 20% discount for two!

COLLECTIONS: QUARTZ COLLECTION- Various Localities Worldwide
We are offering lots of ten (10) different quartz specimens from old collections, odd lots, and specimens too numerous to catalog and describe individually. We'll include a range of varieties, colors and/or associations, nothing under 3cm or so, and up to 6+cm sizes, valued at well over 100.00, some with very old labels! Our special price for each lot is just 55.00, a substantial savings! All different, and all individually labelled, of course! If you REALLY love quartz, try a double-sized lot of 20 different specimens for just 100.00!

CATALOG 21006 - Vol. XXXVII, No. 6- All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted September 10, 2010.

NEW ADDITIONS TO OUR WEBSITE- For those of you who have internet access, we have just posted a number of new "for sale" specimens to our Photo Gallery page on our website (www.excaliburmineral.com). Hit the "New Additions" button on the Photo Gallery page for a quick look. You'll find some old Bisbee specimens, a neat afghanite, plus many others. Our photo capability is limited, but these will give you some additional ideas of the "unadvertised" items that we stumble upon here in the warehouse. Take a look and have fun!

ANDRAINOVITE- Koashva Mt., Khibiny, Kola, Russia
A second find from the type locality of this relatively new (2007-008) eudialyte group mineral, here not as massive rims but rather as rich clusters of micro, tabular crystals to 0.5mm in cavities of dissolved earlier eudialyte, with groups to several millimeters across. Analytical work shows these to be mildly Sr-enriched as well, showing an unusual very pale cream color to nearly colorless! Only a few specimens available, 2.5cm to 3cm @ 85.00 each!

AZURITE- Apex Mine, St. George, Utah
Collected back in the 1960's, we have a large lot of mine run azurite from this prolific locality, most with admixed malachite as well. The azurite specimens range from "colored rock" to micro druses, occasionally associated with other phases in micro crystals or seam fillings. Individual hand-picked specimens from about 2.5cm to 7cm at just 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each, or you gluttons for punishment may order a 10 pound lot of uncleaned mine run material for only 45.00 plus additional actual shipping costs.

BARITE- Hecla Rosebud Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada
Very odd, well-crystallized white to greyish white barite crystals and groups with little or no matrix, all showing an atypical, somewhat rhombohedral habit that is quite pleasing. From a find about 15 years ago, stout, well-formed crystals average 1cm to 2cm across, with overall sizes up to 4cm @ 10.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each, depending on quality.

BAZZITE- Val Strem, Graubunden, Alps, Switzerland
Extremely small micro crystals of this uncommon scandium mineral sparsely scattered in matrix, or as more massive, cruder aggregates comprising small fragments of 1cm with quartz etc.. Old Cureton material from some years ago, only a few small samples @ 40.00 each.

BELLOITE w/ PARATACAMITE- Rio Tinto(La Vendida)Mi, Caracoles, Chile
This rare copper-hydroxy-chloride mineral occurs as minute, yellowish green crystalline aggregates intimately associated with darker green, vitrous, crystalline paratacamite on matrix. Type locality material (more properly named the La Vendida Mine) collected in 2009 in the Sierra Gorda region, some with modest micro potential as well, and like many Chilean minerals, these should be kept dry! Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 4cm across @ just 20.00 and 35.00 each!

BENJAMINITE- Outlaw Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
Grey metallic masses of this unusual Ag-Cu-Bi-Pb sulfide scattered in/on quartz matrix. Fairly rich for the species, sizes from 1.5 to 3.5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 35.00, and 50.00 each.

CALCIOANCYLITE-(Nd)- Suela Mine, (ex-Montecatini Quarry), Baveno, Piedmont, Italy
This rare mineral, the Nd-analog of calcioancylite-(Ce) was found here at the type locality over 20 years ago, but little of it ever reached the specimen market. It occurs as minute, pinkish colored aggregates very sparsely scattered on matrix, occasionally in close association with gadolinite or other species. We have only a few of these available, sizes ranging from about 2.5cm to 4.5cm @ 45.00 and 65.00 each, some of the better one with modest micro potential.

CALCITE on DOLOMITE- Tetyukhe, Far East Region, Russia
A very attractive specimen showing numerous 1cm+ frosty calcite crystals nicely isolated and scattered across a somewhat rounded and botryoidal mass of pinkish dolomite that comprises the underlying matrix. Obtained many years ago before the Dal'negorsk deposits became well-known in the West, this handsome cabinet specimen is damage-free, displays well and measures a hefty 9x8cm @ just 250.00. List alternates, please!

CALCITE - Chau Hong Quy Hop, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam
Analytically pure (98.5%) calcium carbonate from this obscure locality, offered here as dense white, fine grained masses with no other discernable matrix. These are properly classified as a pure limestone, and we have a small selection of specimens from about 2.5cm to 5cm at just 5.00, 10.00 and 15.00 each. Great locality stuff!

DALIRANITE with ORPIMENT- Zareh Shuran Mine, Takab, Iran
This NEW SPECIES occurs as extremely minute, orange-yellow fibrous masses very sparsely scattered in crystalline orpiment. Formula: PbHgAs2O6, monoclinic, IMA #2007-010. Type locality material, only a couple of very lean 1cm specimens available @ 95.00 each. List alternates!

DRAVITE- Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
A most unusual color for dravite, here as brown, glassy crystals with a distinctly RED undertone when viewed in strong transmitted light! These are prismatic crystals and groups, with individuals ranging from 1cm and up, some with minor white magnesite and/or quartz. Attractive material, specimens from about 2cm to 3.5cm @ 60.00 and 75.00 each. Excellent!

ELBAITE variety RUBELLITE- Antsirabe District, Madagascar
A rich, 4x4cm deep purple-red mass of striated and opaque tourmaline masses sit atop a core of two crude greenish tourmaline rods, associated with massive quartz and minor feldspar. Ex-Michigan College of Mines, donated by Chase S. Osborn, former Governor of Michigan (1911-13) and unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of U.S. in 1928. Osborn later became a publisher, writeer and promoter of ore prospects, one of Michigan's most well known personalities. This historic and colorful specimen is accompanied by the old label citing Osborn's donation, overall about 5x4cm @ 125.00.

EUXENITE-(Y)- Uranium King Mine, Encampment Dist. Wyoming
Exceptionally rich, vitreous massses of very pure, glassy dark brown euxenite-(Y) comprising matrix. We have a few specimens, all ex-Cilen collection, acquired by him over a period of years via Shannon and others. Excellent for the species, specimens range from about 2.5cm to 6cm across @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each.

EZCURRITE- Tincalayu, Salta Province, Argentina
Pure cleavage sections of ezcurrite displaying a highly vitreous luster on their finely striated surfaces. These clear to white samples of this rare borate are from the type locality for this species and virtually impossible to obtain any longer! Pure 1cm to 3cm sections @ 25.00, 40.00, 60.00; One 10cm x 2.5cm monster @ 350.00.

FLUORINE-DOMINANT ELBAITE- Corrego do Piaui, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Although mentioned in Hawthorne's classification of the tourmaline group as a theoretical end-member, this "fluor-elbaite" is still formally un-named as it has yet to be fully described, despite its discovery at several different localities, much like the "fluorine-dominant dravite" that have been previously noted. We have a few single crystals, all attractively transparent to translucent green with a very imperceptible blue tinge, either singly terminated or as parallel groups of pyramidal, glassy aggregates without matrix. Attractive stuff, most matrix-free crystals average 1.5cm to 3cm @ just 45.00 and 55.00 each. One 4cm group @ 85.00. Nice!

HENDERSONITE & PARAMONTROSEITE- Jo Dandy Group, Uravan, Montrose Co. Colorado
This rare vanadium mineral occurs as minute, lustrous greenish black aggregates very sparsely scattered along seams of black vanadium-uranium ore, typically comprised of paramontroseite and other species. These were collected more than ten years ago and were just recently uncovered in our warehouse! Specimens range in size from about 2cm to 10cm across (with vast differences in quality), priced at just 15.00, 30.00, 55.00 and 95.00 each. List alternates!

HYDROXYLBASTNASITE ps MONAZITE- Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Rich, metallic black hematite blades with a scattering of attractive golden rutile needles form the underlying matrix of highly unusual micros of murky, yellowish green monazite-(Ce) partially pseudomorphing well-formed hexagonal crystals of hydroxylbastnasite-(Ce) crystals! Microprobe studies show that the cores of the hexagonal crystals are still hydroxylbastnasite-(Ce), while the outer edges are monazite-(Ce)! Unusual pseudos of a rare species in an attractive assemblage, specimens from about 2.5cm to 4cm @ 95.00 and 125.00, depending on size and coverage!

LITHIOPHOSPHATE on ALBITE etc.- Cachoeira Mine, Itinga, M.G., Brazil
From a new find, this rare mineral occurs here as micro, water-clear striated crystal aggregates nestled among bladed albite, muscovite, spodumene and quartz matrix. Although sparse in appearance, this is a rare find of a species that frequently is overlooked and is a challenge to identify! Matrix specimens range from about 2cm to 6cm @ 85.00, 125.00 and 150.00 each. Only five on hand!

LOURENWALSITE- Diamond Jo Quarry, Hot Spring Co., Arkansas
Tiny platy aggregates and rosettes of tan to pale brown, somewhat micaceous lourenswalsite perched in vugs in syenite matrix, many with aegirine, deep orange labuntsovite-(Mn) and possibly other species. Good micro material from the specie's type locality and original discovery in the late 1980's, specimens from about 1cm to 2.5cm @ 40.00, 55.00 and 75.00 each.

MONAZITE-(La)- Lepkhe-Nelm, Lovozero, Kola, Russia
From the type locality for the species, moazite-(La) occurs here at Pegmatite #47 as tiny, somewhat waxy tan to yellowish orange divergent aggregates spasely scattered in matrix. Analytical work shows approximately 33% La2O3, far above the typical monazite concentrations found in the Ce-dominant phase. Only a few specimens available, typically in cellular pseudomorphs after an unknown mineral in white natrolite, all with arrows, 3cm to 6cm across @ just 45.00, 55.00 and 65.00 each.

PARAPIERROTITE- Lookout Pass, Tooele Co., Utah
Micro greyish black, semi-metallic and somewhat platy aggregates of this unusual species sparsely scattered in matrix. An interesting thallium mineral, matrix sizes from 1.5cm to 5cm @ 25.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each; or as a 1cm probe mount with photo @ 100.00.

PLAGIONITE- Wolfsberg, Harz, Germany
From very old material collected before 1840, we have a small selection of rare palgionite specimens, comprised of lean, silvery grey, granular masses scattered through rock matrix. Obtained in museum exchanges many years ago, only a few specimens on hand, sizes from 2cm to 5cm across @ 20.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each.

PYRRHOTITE on MARMATITE- Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
An old-time specimen obtained many years ago from this prolific locality, presenting stacked, brassy pyrrhotite "wheels" and aggregates standing on edge, overlaying black, Fe-rich sphalerite (variety marmatite) on limestone, and dusted with white to pale tan balls of calcite sprinkled about as well. A rather handsome cabinet specimen from this prolific area that has produced nearly 50 different species, including many rare sulfides, and otherwise unexamined microscopically in detail for other potential associations, overall about 11x6cm @ just 150.00. Neat!

QUARTZ pseudo @ FOSSIL WOOD- Weller Coal Measures, Victoria Land Antarctica
Solid, browinsh black pieces of somewhat flattened and striated fossilized Dadoxylon Allani, a prehistoric Glossoptera tree, collected from the central Allan Hills in Eastern Antarctica, a rare locality material seldom offered! While some would be content to simply call this a "petrified wood", the term glosses over the 260 million year old uniqueness of this Permian age fossil pseudomorph. Only a few specimens available, sizes from about 2.5cm to 4cm across, all showing modest structure at just 20.00 and 40.00 each. Super locality pieces!

ROSSMANITE- Lastovicky, Moravia, Czech Republic
This relatively new member of the tourmaline group occurs as small, pale tan-pink to nearly clear elongated crystal aggregates, some with minor matrix. Material from one of the authors, this new tourmaline is small but moderately appealing. Formula: [](LiAl2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)4. Small crystal sections from about 4mm up to 1.2cm @ 45.00, 75.00 and 125.00 each.

SAMARSKITE-(Y)- Spinelli Quarry, S. Glastonbury, Connecticut
A classic eastern U.S. locality, the Spinelli Quarry has yielded rich samples of samarksite and columbite in years past. In the late 1950's this material was used to determine the half life of the Pb^210 isotope, but little has come to market in the past few decades. We have a few analyzed samples with Dy, Er etc. noted, very close to the quantifications in Dana's 7th.edition of the System of Mineralogy, occurring as nearly pure, solid rich dark brown glassy masses with minor surface alteration, matrix specimens ranging from about 1.8cm to 4cm (!!) across @ 20.00, 35.00, 55.00, 85.00 and 100.00 each. Excellent for the locality, with copy of our analysis!

SAPONITE variety SOBOTKITE- Cuero Meteorite Crater, DeWitt Co., Texas
This uncommon mineral is an Al-rich variety of saponite, here as densely packed, off-white to beige aggregates comprising matrix. Ugly stuff, ex-Cureton material from the 1970s and not widely reported in the literature, small chunks in a vial @ 20.00, a few matrix specimens from 1cm to 2.5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

STANEKITE- Buranga Pegmatite, Gatumba, Rwanda
This famous phosphate locality has recently yielded another unusual species originally described in 1994: stanekite. The material is decidedly ugly and dull black, and it sits intergrown with quartz, purplish heterosite and likely other phases. Overall chunky specimen sizes average about 2.5cm and are offered at just 55.00 each. Only a few available!

STILBITE- Wilson Canyon, Lyon Co., Nevada
Thin, tabular stilbite crystals and drusy aggregates richly scattered in exposed seams in matrix, colors ranging from white to slightly pinkish. An unusual U.S. occurrence for the mineral, specimens from about 2.5cm to 10cm @ just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

SYLVANITE- Buena Mine, Jamestown, Boulder Co., Colorado
A pair of superb micromounts, ex-Weber/Perloff collection, showing thick, elongated crystals of brilliantly metallic sylvanite richly investing spongey rock matrix, showing excellent habit and luster! Excellent for the species and the locality, only two mounted specimens available @ 100.00 each.

TIMROSEITE- Aga Mine, San Bernadino Co., California
This NEW SPECIES occurs here as extremely small, dull olive green balls and aggregates very sparsely scattered on matrix, typically with quartz, occasioanlly with dark green, glassy khinite and possibly other species. Formula: Pb2Cu5(Te)6)2(OH)2, IMA #2009-064, named for well known micromounter, author and geochemist, Timothy Rose. Type locality material, only a few small lean samples, all requiring magnification, from 1cm to 1.5cm @ 45.00 and 65.00 each.

TRIGONITE- Langban, Varmland, Sweden
From the type locality for the species, we have a few very tiny, crudely crystallized samples of trigonite, occurring here as deep yellowish aggregates with little or no matrix, lightly mounted on a small dark base to facilitate viewing under the 'scope. These average about 1mm and are quite difficult to obtain, only a few on hand @ 50.00 each. List alternates!

VANADINITE- Western Union Mine, Cerbat, Arizona
Elongated crystals of orange-brown vanadinite richly scattered on pale beige matrix, these showing an odd, sheaf-like habit. Coverage is quite good, and crstals reach over 1cm on larger specimens; matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 8cm @ 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each. Excellent material from an older occurrence!

VANADINITE- Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Arizona
An old specimen acquired many years ago from this famoul, Pinal County locality, presented here as colorful, bright orange, drusy vanadinite crystals to 1mm very richly scattered and largely covering the main surface of a 10x5cm rock matrix. An interesting locality piece, vanadinite specimens from here were not widely available, only one on hand @ 75.00.

VARISCITE with SULFUR- Alum, Esmeralda Co., Nevada
A strange occurrence of nodular, apple-green variscite, here as rounded, cherty masses suspended in rock matrix, most with pale yellow sulfur intermingled in the matrix and yielding a rather pleasing, pastel color combination! A new locality for the state, odd stuff, specimens from 2cm to 8cm @ 6.00, 12.50, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

WOODRUFFITE w/ POTTSITE- Clan Alpine Mts., Churchill Co., Nevada
Dark brown masses of XRD-confirmed woodruffite are lightly scattered in a dull, massive grossular matrix, associated with small splashed of yellow pottsite (also XRD-confirmed) coating several areas of each specimen. This is a new occurrence of woodruffite for Nevada, and we have only a few specimens on hand, sizes ranging from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.


COLLECTIONS

NEVADA MINERALS- various localities in Nevada
Over the years, we have accumulated many thousands of specimens from a variety of localities, many too few to list, others with hundreds of specimens for a single find. To make room, we are offering specially priced collections of "The Minerals of Nevada". These are remarkable bargains compared to normal retail, and you will be pleased with the selection that will include colorful minerals, rare species, crystallized specimens, micro-potential samples etc. Two different sized collections are available: a) Miniatures: 3cm to 5cm specimens, 25 different, @ just 125.00 per lot; b) Small Cabinets: 4cm to 8cm specimens, 25 different, @ just 250.00 per lot! Below Wholesale!!!

GEMS

ANDESINE FELDSPAR- Peoples Rep China
An uncommonly cut gemstone, andesine is a sodium-dominant plagioclase feldspar, these have an attractive, golden honey brown color with excellent transparency, yielding attractive eye-clean stones. We suspect these have been treated to enhance the color, but they are nonetheless desirable and unusual facetted stones from China. We have several sizes and shapes on hand: marquis cuts from 14x7mm to 18x10mm (~3+cts to 5 cts each) @ 20.00, 25.00 and 30.00 each; 10mm squares (~4 carats) @ 25.00; and a few ovals of approximately 5ct to 11cts each @ 30.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each, or try a 20 carat lot of mixed shapes at just 100.00 per lot! Rarely offered gem material!


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AMBLYGONITE- Mt. Rubellite Quarry, Hebron, Maine
Solid, off-white masses of amblygonite comprising matrix, collected in the late 1960s and XRD-confirmed. From one of the few confirmed Maine localities for the species, as much material labeled amblygonite has proved to be montebrasite instead. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 8cm across at just 8.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

AMBRINOITE- Signols, Oulx, Val Susa, Torino, Italy
This NEW SPECIES occurs as brillaint red, micro elongated and flattened aggregates sparsely scattered on white anhydrite matrix, some with minor yellow orpiment. A weird hydrated sulfosalt, formula: [K,(NH4)]2(As,Sb)6(Sb,As)2S13*H2O, triclinic, IMA # 2009-071. Originally found in 1998 and only recently approved, this is type locality material offered as specimens from about 1cm to 2cm across, all with arrows, @ just 50.00 and 75.00 each, depending on quality.

AMMONIOALUNITE- Schoeller Mine, Kladno, Czech Republic
This relatively rare mineral (described 1989) occurs as white chalky flakes with little to no matrix. An interesting central European local for this ammonium sulfate, we have available grains packed in capsules @ 20.00 each, or matrix fragments ranging in size from 0.5 cm to 0.8 cm at 35.00 and 45.00 each.

ANKERITE- Formazza, Ossola Valley, Piemonte, Italy
Small ankerite crystals to several millimeters scattered on micaceous rock matrix, occasionally with albite and possibly micro rutile and other phases. Old material collected many years ago, specimens from about 2.5cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

BRAUNITE with PYROLUSITE- Gremmelsbach, near Triberg, Germany
An old Schwarzwald (Black Forest, Baden-Werttenberg) locality that produced greyish black metallic needles and small elongated aggregates of pyrolusite scattered on barite/quartz matrix, associated with richly scattered, metallic specular braunite coating these samples. Excellent locality specimens, most with good micro potential as well, sizes from about 2.5cm to 7cm @ 8.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. Old stuff!

BRUGNATELLITE- Monte Ramazzo, Genova, Liguria, Italy
A magnesium iron carbonate, brugnatellite is found as brown fibrous masses and as scaly, vitreous to pearly crystalline aggregates richly disseminated through a serpentine rock. Nice locality material uncovered about a dozen years ago, in sizes from 2cm to 5cm @ 10.00, 17.50, 25.00, and 40.00 each.

CHAMOSITE pseudo @ ALMANDINE- Michigamme Mine, Michigamme, Michigan
Old specimens from the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, most collected by E.W. Heinrich, forming as solid, dense dark green chamosite replacing sharp almandine garnet crystals in matrix. Excellent pseudomorphs and a rich source for Fe-dominant chlorite, variously called "aphrosiderite" (for Mg-rich chamosite) and other obscure names! Well developed and sharp, specimens from about 4cm to 6cm across, with pseudomorphed garnet crystals to 4cm on the best specimens @ 25.00, 40.00, and 65.00 each.

COLUMBITE-(Fe)- Spinelli Quarry, Glastonbury, Connecticut
Rich, dark brown subhedral columbite-(Fe) from this classic eastern locality, most largely comprising matrix. A few of the very best specimens will have black, more highly lustrous samarskite-(Y) associated as well, and all specimens are priced according to degree of crystallization and size, overall from about 2cm to 3cm @ 20.00, 30.00, and 40.00, with a few larger and better samples, some with samarskite-(Y) to 5cm @ 75.00 and 125.00.

COLUMBITE-(Mn)- Miller Group pegmatite, Petaca, New Mexico
Old specimens collected by the famous E.W. Heinrich, here as brownish black, solid masses of columbite-(Mn) richly comprising these specimens, with a few having minor pinkish rock matrix as well. Dense, solid material and good reference specimens for the species, sizes from about 1cm to 3cm @ 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each, a few crudely crystallized to 4cm @ 75.00 each.

ELBAITE variety RUBELITE- Rozna, Moravia, Czech Republic
Pale pink rubellite tourmaline (elbaite) crystals form densly packed fans and sprays scattered on the surface of this pegmatite rock, associated with pinkish lepidolite as well. Reasonably attractive and neat for the locality, size from 2.5cm to 7cm @ 8.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

EPIDOTE- Tarrytown, Westchester Co., New York
From a single seam exposed in the Rt. 287 blasting zone in 2001, a small lot of micro, deep green epidote crystals perched on matrix, typically with good coverage accompanying pink feldspar, quartz and possibly other minerals. Strictly locality reference material, specimen sizes from about 1.5cm to 6cm @ 5.00, 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

FERRINATRITE- Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta, Chile
Ferrinatrite occurs as greyish white to pale purple vitreous cleavages and masses in matrix, altering to rich earthy yellow copiapite crusts and possibly other secondary minerals. Good coverage for this unusual mineral. Samples from 2cm to 5cm @ 30.00, 45.00, and 65.00 each.

GOLD ORE SAMPLES- Renabie Mine, N. of Wawa, Ontario, Canada
Specimens of auriferous pyrite masses well scattered in quartz, occasionally with undifferentiated greyish metallic minerals as well. The locality produced hessite, petzite and other Au-minerals, but we only see primarily megascopic pyrite as the major ore in these Algoma District specimens, collected from the 3400' level and ex-A.E. Seaman Museum, with a copy of their label accompanying each specimen. Sizes range from about 2cm to 5cm @ 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00, with a few LARGE specimens to 10 x 7 cm or more @ 60.00 each. Heavy!

GROUTITE on PETRIFIED WOOD- N.E. Apache Co., Arizona
An outstanding example of minute, well-crystallized groutite rods sparsely scattered on a redish brown, elongated and columnar sample of petrified wood. The last of an old lot obtained nearly many years ago, a mounted sample, ex-Julius Weber Collection, @ 40.00.

GRUNERITE in MAGNETITE- Michigamme Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan
Silvery grey "stars" of fibrous, needle-like grunerite scattered in black, granular magnetite matrix. Highly magnetic material from the Bijiki schist formations of this iron-rich region. Specimens range from about 2cm to 7cm across @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. Excellent, representative samples!

HELIOPHYLLITE- Pachi Limani, Laurion, Attica Pen., Greece
From old Cureton material, we have uncovered a small lot of heliophyllite, occurring here as tiny yellows balls of radiating aggregates in vesicular openings in ancient slag matrix from this classic locality! Specimens range from about 1.2cm to nearly 3cm across, all with micro potential and other associations, at just 20.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each. Rare!

JAHNSITE-MnMnMn- Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
One of the rarest of the five approved jahnsite species, this is only the third (?) proven occurrence for the species. It occurs here as deep orange colored vitrous aggregates sparsely scattered on exposed surfaces of a triphylite-metavivianite rock matrix, these from a relatively new find at this Divino das Laranjeiros locality. Specimens range from about 2cm up to 7cm long at 50.00, 75.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each, commensurate with coverage. List alternates, please!

KYANITE- Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecitcut
An old specimen, accompanied by a Schortmann's label, showing elongated and divergent greenish (!!) kyanite crystals to 4cm long, most with pale blue cores that add to the attactiveness of this old quartz matrix piece. Probably late 1940s vintage, rather nice for the locality and reasonably attractive with good provenance, overall size about 7x4cm @ 45.00.

LEISINGITE- Centennial Eureka Mine, Juab Co., Utah
This RARE SPECIES occurs as minute, bright yellow platy crystals and aggregates very sparsely scattered in vugs, some associated with mcalpineite and possibly other rare minerals. A rare copper-tellurate mineral, with fewer than a dozen good specimens available on the worldwide market from the 1992 find, matrix sizes from 1cm to 2.5cm @ 350.00 and 450.00 each, depending on quality. The last of our material!

LINDBERGITE- Boca Rica Mi, Sapucaia do Norte, MG Brazil
This relatively NEW SPECIES, one of only a few oxylates, occurs here as small white crystalline spots perched on the surface of massive phosphate rock composed primarily of frondelite, phosphosiderite etc. Formula: Mn(C2O4)*2H2O - monoclinic - IMA # 2003-029. Co-type material, specimens range from about 1.5cm to nearly 3cm across @ 65.00 and 95.00 each.

MALACHITE pseudo @ CUPRITE- Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
A small lot of recently uncovered material from this old European locality, occurring here as matrix-free, fairly sharp, complete octahedral crystals of (formerly) cuprite about 1cm tall completely replaced by malachite. From one of the great classic occurrences, these small but now rare pseudomorphs are attractively priced at just 55.00 each! Limit one per order, please!

METACINNABAR with CINNABAR- Sinter Hill, Steamboat Springs, Nevada
Exceptionally rich and colorful specimens from this Washoe County locality, just recently exposed during a brief road construction project and now gone! The metacinnbar occurs as greyish black to purplish masses and botryoids scattered over starkly white silaceous sinter matrix, associated with ubiquitious powdery masses of rich, deep red cinnbar, often overlain by transparent filmy botryoids of opal as well! Quite striking in appearance, specimens range from 2.5cm to 8cm @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each, a few larger, superb samples to 15x10cm(!!) @ 125.00. Great stuff for a typically ugly mineral, analytically confirmed as well! Don't miss these!

METAHEWETTITE- Cactus Rat Mine, Grand Co., Utah
This Thompson District material, from one of our favorite locality names, occurs as rich mahogony-red colored coatings, with a slightly fibrous appearance, nicely scattered on sandstone and conglomerate, some with minor yellow carnotite or other phases. Excellent coverage for these intensely colored specimens, sizes from 2cm to 7cm @ 25.00, 45.00, 70.00 and 95.00 each.

METAMUNIRITE- Burro Mi, Slick Rock, San Miguel Co Colorado
Collected about 25 years ago from the Slick Rock type locality, this delicate vanadium salt is found as pale olive green mats of acicular microcrystals. Difficult to obtain today, metamunirite is available as 0.5 cm to 2.5 cm specimens @ 45.00, 60.00 and 80.00 each. Decent micromounting material, too!

METASTIBNITE- White Caps Mine, Manhattan, Nye Co. Nevada
An old stock of somewhat dull lustered, deep red masses of metastibnite coating greyish marble, some with brighter red realgar and possibly other aresenate minerals richly covering matrix. An often misidentified species, well represented in these interesting specimens, sizes from about 2cm to 6cm @ just 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each, based on size, coverage and associations.

METAVAUXITE- Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia
Silky fibrous crystals of pale greenish white metavauxite, either as matrix-free groups suitable for micromounting or as matrix specimens associated with glassy paravauxite crystals etc. Old material found many years ago, we have specimens from about 1cm to 3cm priced according to quality and/or associations at 15.00, 25.00, 45.00, 65.00.

MICROCLINE- Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
Large euhedral crystals of cream-colored microcline richly comprising matrix, most with dark splendant needles of aegirine and/or arfvedsonite nicely scattered about, and some showing twinning as well. Mildly fluorescent (dull red) and quite attractive and well-formed for the species; these are XRD-confirmed and from the 1997 find. Matrix sizes from about 2.5cm to 12cm across @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each. Nice!

MOLYBDENITE- Lincoln Mine, Tem Piute, Lincoln Co Nevada
Small, slipperly grey masses of molybdenite well scattered in matrix, these forming small plates and fans to a few millimeters across. An uncommon locality for the species, with only a few specimens on hand that range in size from about 2cm to 5cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

MOZARTITE- Cerchiara Mine, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
From the type locality for the species, we have a few specimens of this rare mineral, occurring here as tiny, deep red crystalline aggregates scattered in matrix, often with pectolite and Mn-oxides. Named for the famous composer in 1991, the 200th anniversary of his death. Specimens priced according to overall size and coverage, all with arrows, from 1.2cm to 2.5cm @ just 55.00 and 85.00 each.

MURDOCHITE- 79 Mine, nr. Hayden, Gila Co., Arizona
This uncommon mineral occurs here as very tiny, brilliant black cubic crystals and aggregates sparsely scattered in seams and vugs in matrix, most with micro bladed hemimorphite and possibly other phases. From an old find, specimens from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each, most with micro potential as well.

NACARENIOBSITE-(CE)- Kvanefjeld, Ilimaussaq Complex, Greenland
Minute, slender transparent to translucent glassy crystals and aggregates of this unusual species embedded in arfvedsonite nepheline syenite matrix. One sample of 2cm @ 100.00; a superb micro quality specimen with crystals lining cavities, overall matrix size to 3.5cm @ 175.00 each, both ex-Geological Museum in Copenhagen and accompanied by their label!

OLIVENITE- Burrus Mine, nr. Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada
Clusters of dark olive-green, lustrous micro olivenite crystals lining exposed seams and vugs. Excellent micro material as well with good coverage, sizes from about 2cm to 2.5cm @ 7.50 and 10.00 each; 4cm-5cm @ 15.00 and 20.00 each; a few larger to 7cm @ 40.00 each.

PEROVSKITE- Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
From a small lot of very old specimens, we have several crude single crystals of black perovskite, each averaging about 1.2cm across, some with minor clinochlore-rich matrix, and all with one or more old collection numbers painted on as well. The specific glacier (there are at least several different confirmed occurrences) is unknown, but these are excellent, small locality specimens from an old collection, offered at just 25.00 each!

PYRITE Balls- Elder Creek Mine, Lander Co., Nevada
Bright, metallic pyrite balls forming spherical clusters and oblong aggregates of unusual habit, most without discernable matrix. These are reasonably attractive from an otherwise barren locality where they occur sparingly in shale strata, overall sizes range from 1.5cm to hefty 5cm specimens @ 4.00, 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Neat stuff!

PYROAURITE w/ HYDROMAGNESITE- Gulsen Quarry, Kraubath, Styria, Austria
Small green tabular aggregates and micro crystals of pyroaurite nicely scattered on matrix, most associated with white sprays of hydromagnesite. From an unusual find about 10 years ago, XRD confirmed, sizes average 1.5cm to 2cm @ just 15.00 each.

PYROBELONITE- Kombat Mine, Otavi, Namibia
Minute, brilliant dark red crystalline aggregates of this rare mineral sparsely scattered in matrix. Far superior to the type locality material, these are old Westaus Mineral Museum samples, specimen sizes from 0.5cm to 2cm @ 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each. List alternates!

REALGAR on CALCITE- White Caps Mine, Manhattan, Nye Co. Nevada
Deep red, glassy aggregates of realgar showing some modest crystalization perched on transparent to white calcite crystals in exposed seams on rock matrix. Old material recently uncovered here from this formerly prolific locality, with colorful specimens ranging from 3cm to 6cm across@ just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each. List alternates!

RENIERITE- Prince Leopold Mine, Kipushi, Zaire
Germanium sulfide ore material, consisting of chalcopyrite, tennantite, bornite, and renierite intermixed as a rich sulfide ore. Type locality for renierite, often distinguishable visually by its slightly more orange tint, sizes from 1cm to 3cm @ just 25.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each. Old stuff!

RHODIZITE- nr. Mt. Bity, Antandrokomby, Madagascar
Excellent, well-developed single crystals of pale yellow rhodizite without matrix. These are complete, near-perfect dodecahedrons that measure from 0.4cm to 0.7cm across, priced at only 10.00, 15.00 and 20.00 each. Larger matrix specimens of variable quality are available, most associated with deep red tourmaline and quartz, sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm across @ 25.00, 45.00, 70.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each.

SEAMANITE- Chicagoan Mine, Iron County, Michigan
Transparent crystal prisms of this unusual manganese borophosphate, offered as a small matrix specimen about 4mm long with good micro potential. Ex-Willard Roberts (robertsite, pararobertsite) specimen, with a copy of his label @ 175.00. List alternates!

STRASHIMIRITE- Burrus Mine, nr. Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada
Pale green, micro flattened radiating sprays of this uncommon mineral nicely scattered on matrix, all with moderately good micro potential as well. Known associations sometimes include richelsdorfite, cornwallite or others on some specimens, overall sizes range from about 2cm to 5cm across @ just 7.50, 12.50 and 20.00 each. Excellent for the species!

SZAIBELYITE- nr. Stinson Beach, Marin Co., California
Thick white chalky masses of szaibelyite richly scattered in and on dark green serpentine matrix. An excellent and well-known locality for this Mg-borate species, old stuff collected by Forrest Cureton many years ago. Matrix sizes from 1cm to 6cm @ 10.00, 17.50, 25.00, and 40.00 each.

URAMPHITE- Tura Kavak Deposit, Kyrgyzstan
From the type locality, we have just a few samples of this extremely rare ammonium uranyl phosphate! The species occurs as minute greenish white crusts sparsely scattered on matrix, most easily detected by its pale yellowish fluorescence under SW UV. From old museum stock, only a couple specimens available, sizes average 1.5cm across @ 165.00 each.

WILLEMITE with WULFENITE etc.- Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
Uncovered in our warehouse: a small lot of Red Cloud material showing brightly fluorescent (blue-green) willemite micro crystals and druses well scattered on limonitic matrix, most with small platy orange wulfenite crystals and sections, occasionally with hemimorphite, vanadinite or other phases as well. An interesting locality for willemite, specimens ranging from small TNs up to 6cm @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each, depending on coverage, size and associations.

ZIRCON- Allan Mine, Alstead, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire
A rather remarkable specimen from the locality, the species not previously reported from here but recently acquired from a noted field collector's holdings. The zircons are stout, dark brown, pyramidal in habit and up to 1cm across, and are protruding from a drab granitic pegmatite matrix. Unique for the locality, overall specimen size about 6x5cm @ 55.00.

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ANKANGITE inclusions in QUARTZ- Curvelo Region, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Repeat of a sellout: perhaps the finest occurrence of this rare mineral ever! Ankangite occurs here as greyish black radiating sprays suspended in otherwise water-clear singly terminated quartz crystals, these ranging from 2.3cm to 3.3cm tall and over 1cm thick! A remarkably rare example of quartz inclusion, only a few crystals available @ 150.00, 175.00 and 200.00 each. List alternates! Wow!

ARAGONITE- nr. Minglanilla, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Stout single crystals of greyish purple aragonite, all showing typical pseudohexagonal prismatic orthorhombic twins without matrix. Specimens are moderately attractive and generally are without matrix, sizes from about 3cm to 6cm across @ 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each. Nice!

BARITE- Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota
From the classic U.S. locality for these excellent, deep golden brown, transparent barite crystals, we uncovered a small lot of single crystals, all matrix-free and singly terminated, showing superb, gemmy, transparency with the usual contact points at the rear and/or base of the specimens, all quite reasonably priced as TNs to miniatures from 1.5cm to 3cm tall @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each; one very stout 4cm gemmy crystal @ 85.00; matrix samples also available on pale yellow rhombic calcite at considerably higher prices; inquire!

BISMUTHINITE- Lincoln Mine, Tem Piute, Lincoln Co Nevada
Small massive quartz specimens showing thin, elongated bladed aggregates of silvery bismuthinite sparsely scattered and frozen therein, often with massive pyrite, garnet etc. An interesting assemblage for the species, only a few TNs to 2cm on hand at just 7.50 each.

CALCITE on ADULARIA- Grosseskapp, Salzburg, Austria
Several large scalenohedral calcite crystal points to 3cm in size with green chlorite on some faces perched among smaller frosty white diamond-shaped adularia crystals. The other side of the matrix is richly covered with green clinochlore. An old and attractive piece, ex-Scott J. Williams collection label. Overall size is 10x6.5cm @ 125.00.

CARNOTITE- Mauch Chunk, Carbon Co., Pennsylvania
An old specimen, ex-University of Delaware, showing thinly scattered, dull yellow masses of carnotite scattered on
conglomerate matrix, associated with subordinate meta-autunite and possibly other secondary uranium minerals. An interesting locality specimen, size about 6x3cm @ just 55.00, with old label.

CHRYSOCOLLA ps @ BROCHANTITE- Douglas Hill Copper Mine, Lyon Co., Nevada
Excellent, sky blue chrysocolla replacing micro, stoutly prismatic striated crystals of brochantite scattered on dark rock matrix, these quite attractive for pseudomorphs under the microscope! From an old find, some may have minor acicular malachite or other species as well, very reasonably priced specimens from 2cm to 5cm @ only 5.00, 10.00 and 20.00. Neat!

CHURCHITE-(Y)- Ploskaya Mt., Keivy, Kola, Russia
This uncommon mineral occurs here as pale yellowish to tan masses and crusts well scattered over ubiquitous greenish blue amazonite matrix, typically in dissolved "yttrofluorite" cavities, often with black zinnwaldite as well. Interesting specimens from this prolific locality, sizes from about 3cm to nearly 6cm @ only 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00.

COLEMANITE- Boraxo Pit, Death Valley, Inyo Co., California
Attractive, short prismatic monoclinic spear-shaped crystals of colemanite full covering matrix, all showing excellent form in radiating and up-standing groups. These are transparent to translucent and have a subtle, pleasing greyish-white color. Quite exceptional when compared to the more typical blocky white specimens, these are very aesthetic and yet reasonably priced, with TNs @ 5.00, others from about 2.5cm to 10cm across @ 8.00, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00. Old stuff, also with one BIG 27x9cm museum group with full coverage @ 250.00!

DAVIDITE-(La)- Beqtau-Ata, Qaraghandhy, Kazakhstan
Superb single CRYSTALS of this rare species without matrix, presented here as complete, trigonal prisms with remarkably sharp faces for the mineral, and with pinacoidal terminations as well! Excellent for the species, overall sizes about 1.1cm across @ 245.00 each. List alternates!

DESCLOIZITE- Corey #1 Claim, Churchill Co., Nevada
Thin botryoidal films of bright yellowish-orange descloizite richly covering the surface of an altered dolomitic matrix.
Appearing as films in hand specimen, microscopic examination shows numerous tiny knobs and blebs comprising these brightly colored aggregates. From an uncommon locality, specimens from about 2.5cm to 5cm @ just 4.00, 8.50 and 15.00 each. Cheap!

DIAMOND (FLUORESCENT!)- Vaal River, Northern Cape Province, Rep So Africa
Most diamonds do not fluoresce under ultraviolet light, and our experience suggests only about 10% will show a discernable reaction under most wavelengths. We have a small selection of fluorescent (blue, yellow etc..under SW UV, less under LW) gemmy octahedrons, occasionally other forms, all small (0.8mm to 1mm or so) but of excellent, transparent quality and superior micro potential. Our choice of assorted fluorescent colors, a lot of 5 for just 45.00 per lot. Neat!

ELPASOLITE- Le Cetine Mine, Rosia, Siena, Italy
Extrmely small, colorless to pale yellow isometric crystals of this rare mineral very sparsely scattered in opened vugs in grey rock matrix. All specimens have arrows and will require magnification to visually spot the species. Matrix sizes average about 3cm across @ 55.00 each. Only a few on hand!

FERRISTRUNZITE- Balton Hainaut, Belgium
Dull yellowish white thin coatings of this rare mineral on black shale matrix, possibly with other phosphates. Old Cureton material from many years ago, sizes from about 2.5cm to 7cm across @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 80.00 each.

FERROHORNBLENDE(?) v. BARKEVIKITE- Barkevik, Norway
Nearly pure masses of "hornblende" of the barkevikite variety of the species ferrohornblende, and from the original, classic locality! Analytical work provides conflicting amphibole results, hence the (?). The barkevikite is a rich deep greenish black color occurring as prismatic crystalline aggregates with only minor amounts of accessory minerals. Nice material and representative, in sizes from 2.5cm to 7cm across @ 10.00, 15.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

LIZARDITE ps @ ENSTATITE- Kennack, Lizard, Cornwall, England
Small platy aggregates of "bastite" to a few millimeters across, richly scattered in dark martrix. These are lizardite pseudomorphs after enstatite, and many older labels simply called them "bastite" or "enstatite" or even "bronzite". From the TYPE LOCALITY for lizardite, classic stuff obtained many years ago, only a few specimens on hand, sizes ranging from about 2cm to 4.5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

NATROPHARMACOSIDERITE- Boss Mine, Esmeralda Co., Nevada
Pale green to slightly brownish druses and cubes of the rare species natropharmacosiderite nicely scattered in vugs in tan banded rhyolitic matrix. Recent analytical work has confirmed this species, here from the first Nevada occurrence, and only the second U.S. occurrence for the mineral! A new locality for the species, of course, many with fine micro potential as well, matrix sizes from about 2cm to 4cm across @ just 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each, a few larger to 6cm @ 50.00 each. Neat!

NICKELTALMESSITE- Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile
Pale green micro crystals of this relatively new (IMA 2008-051) scattered in exposed seams on matrix. These are far superior to the type locality material from Morocco, and each specimen will yield modest micro potential for this rare mineral. Specimens range from about 2cm to nearly 5cm across at just 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each, depending on size and coverage.

OSMIUM- Miass River, Southern Ural, Russia
Superbly documented, tiny single placer grains of native osmium to 0.5mm as crudely hexagonal crystals without matrix, each sample accompanied by a sharp SEM image and a confirming X-ray spectra detailing the chemistry of each grain, all showing subordinate iridium and ruthenium as well. Only three analyzed samples available @ 245.00 each.

PARAKUZMENKOITE-Fe- Saami Mt., Khibiny, Kola, Russia
A second world occurrence for the species, a rare member of the labuntsovite group approved in 2001 that has never reached the specimen market until now! We have a few TN-small minatures from this new find, all showing small, deep orange prismatic crystals perched on feldspar matrix, and most with high luster and good micro potential as well. Specimens range from 2.5cm to nearly 4cm across and are priced according to quality @ 165.00 and 200.00 each.

PROBERTITE- Boraxo Pit, Inyo Co., California
From an old hoard of richly intergrown, virtually pure aggregates of tan colored vitreous probertite comprising matrix. A classic locality for the species, these showing occasional odd fluorescence of pale blue to yellowish green to faintly pinkish colors, depending on UV wavelength and degree of alteration. Rich, divergent crystalline specimens, sizes from 3cm to 11cm (!!) across @ just 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

PROUSTITE- Chararcillo, Chile
Brilliant red micro crystals of this exotic silver species scattered on and comprising matrix, these from the classic locality for this brilliantly attractive silver mineral. These are ex-Lou Perloff and labelled in his hand, mounted in his standard black micro boxes @ 85.00 each. Excellent!

PSEUDOBROOKITE w/ ILMENITE- nr. Robinson Summit, White Pine Co. Nevada
A new locality for Nevada, these are tiny lath-like crystals and micro sprays of pseudobrookite sparsely scattered in vugs, most with lustrous ilmenite micros as well, occasionaly with fluorapatite and possibly other phases. Only a few TN-sized specimen on hand @ 15.00 each; one larger matrix specimen, about 6cm across, @ 35.00.

PSEUDOSINHALITE- Stubenberg Quarry, Weiz, Styria, Austria
A rather rare and undistinguished species, this one from the second world locality from samples originally collected in 2006 and recently described in Canadian Mineralogist. This IMA-approved mineral occurs as colorless, nondescript tiny grains scattered in dolomitic marble with geikelite and other phases, each specimen accompanied by a color image pinpointing the mineral, available either as a 4x2.5cm thin section @ 125.00, a similar sized, thick polished section @ 150.00, or as a large polished triangular mass about 11x7cm @ 350.00. Rare! List alternates.

PYROPHYLLITE- Graves Mountain, Georgia
Attactive, radiating aggregates of pale yellowish to tan pyrophyllite richly comprising matrix, showing densely packed exposed spherical masses of the mineral. Rich, old specimens collected many years ago, sizes from about 4cm to 7cm acorss @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each. Many other localities available at similar sizes/prices.

RHODOCHROSITE- Nagyag (ex-Hungary), Romania
A very old specimen, collected when Nagyag was within the Hungarian boarders, comprised of pale pink, botryoidal masses fully covering a massive carbonate matrix. The specimen is accompanied by an old Ward & Howell label, as well as two Michigan College of Mines labels. A marvelous old classic with fine pedigree, overall size about 7x4cm @ 165.00.

ROEBLINGITE w/ CHARLESITE etc- Parker Shaft, Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jers
An old specimen comprised of brownish andradite with minor admixed hendricksite, surrounding an 8mm porcelanous patch of fluorescent (red SW) roeblingite, with numerous powdery white alterations of admixed charlesite as well, likely with other minor species as well. A complex assemblage rarely offered to day, a single 2.7cm specimen available @ 175.00. List alternates!

SABINAITE- Poudrette Quarry, Mt. Ste. Hilaire, Canada
Excellent, water clear micro crystals of sabinaite sparsely scattered on matrix, showing typical flattened and elongated tabular habits with a modest variety of associated minerals from this prolific locality. Quite nice for the species with good micro potential, matrix sizes from 1.5cm to nearly 3cm @ 20.00, 30.00 and a few at 40.00 each. One 7x5cm specimen @ 85.00.

SKORPIONITE- Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Namibia
An attractive NEW SPECIES, occurring here as tiny, water-clear needles richly scattered on matrix, most associated with tarbuttite and possibly other phases. Formula: Ca3Zn2[(OH)2|CO3|(PO4)2]*H2O, monoclinic, IMA# 2005-010 and just published in 2008. Mildly fluorescent (creamy-yellow, SW UV) and makes for excellent micros of high luster, 1cm specimens @ 100.00; rich 2cm @ 165.00, a superb 4cm specimen @ 350.00! Type locality!

SMITHSONITE- Red Bird Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada
Excellent, water-clear micro rhombs and weirdly intergrown tiny crystals of smithsonite scattered in vuggy gossan matrix, most taking on odd colors of yellow, orange or red from the underlying matrix. The micros are quite lustrous and make interesting specimens from this old locality, these collected many years ago. Neat stuff and very affordable, with matrix sizes from about 3cm to 6cm @ just 7.50, 15.00 and 30.00 each depending on size and coverage.

SULPHOHALITE- Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California
Another interesting mineral from this prolific locality, we are offering sulphohalite as very sharp, well formed octahedral crystals or parallel groupings without matrix. These translucent crystals are a dull yellowish to greenish grey in color. Nice fluorescent specimens, exceptionally large and some of the bigger samples from one of the best, recent finds, crystals and groups from 0.6cm to nearly 4cm (!!) @ just 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each. Priced competatively!

TITANITE- Alochet, Monzoni, Fassa Valley, Italy
An interest and rather old specimen, showing a small (5mm) greenish yellow, flattened titanite crystal nicely perched in a an exposed seam, surrounded by dark green epidote crystals (to 1cm) scattered about as well, on a massive "fassaite" matrix. The specimen is accompanied by an old Harvard Mineralogical Museum label, and the piece measures 6x5cm overall at just 65.00 for this old classic!

VOLBORTHITE- Douglas Hill Copper Mine, Lyon Co., Nevada
Bright yellowish green flattened radiating platy aggregates of volborthite to 1.5mm well scattered on rock matrix, these notably free of ubiquitious brochantite. From an old stock of this uncommon copper-vanadium species with moderately good coverage and some micro potential as well, matrix sizes from 2cm to 4.5cm @ only 7.50, 12.50 and 20.00 each; a few larger to 7cm @ 45.00 each. Cheap prices!

VORONKOVITE- Alluaiv Mt., Lovozero, Kola Pen., Russia
Repeat of a sellout! We have only a few small samples of this NEW SPECIES, here as rich, glassy brown aggregates comprising matrix. Formula: Na15(Na,Ca,Ce)3(Mn,Ca)3Fe3Zr3Si26O72(OH,O)4Cl*H2O - trigonal, IMA #2007-023, a new member of the eudialyte group. Type locality material, of course! A couple of millimeters across, nearly pure, a boxed sample @ 125.00.


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CATALOG 21003 - Vol. XXXVII, No. 3- All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted April 27, 2010.

AGARDITE-(Ce)- Majuba Hill, Pershing Co., Nevada
Superb, pale green tiny micro crystals in tufted balls and needles of agardite-(Ce) nicely scattered in/on vuggy matrix, most with micro, water-clear quartz crystals and occasionally as inclusions in these quartz crystals! From an old find, quite exceptional for the locality, these will yield fine micromounts under the 'scope! Specimen sizes range from about 2cm to nearly 7cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

AMBLYGONITE- Telirio Mine, Linopolis, M.G., Brazil
Transparent, somewhat gemmy pale yellow single crystals without matrix, nicely mounted in a TN box and some showing some minor twinning. Attractive crystals, collected back in 2002, sizes average about 1.5cm+ tall @ just 30.00 each. Nice!

BERTHIERITE- Nakaze Mine, Honshu, Hyogo Pref., Japan
Greyish metallic streamers finely disseminated in rock matrix, some associated with minor needle-like stibnite lying flat in/on rock. Interesting locality material, sizes from 2.5cm to 7cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each.

CALCITE- Bwlch-y-cwn, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Strange, rather "fat" stepped scalenohedral calcite crystals averaging 9cm tall (!!), most without discernable matrix and singly terminated, typically showing rhombohedral cleavage at the base. Originally obtained from Sam Weller in the 1980s and labelled as "Blwain Gwynnyd near Cardiff", these are likely from the current Blaengynlais Quarry. Neat, rather strange calcites, only a few large specimens to 10cm on hand @ just 45.00 each!

CELESTINE- Lime City, Wood Co., Ohio
Pale bluish grey, chisel-shaped tabular crystals of celestine to 1.5cm across well scattered on limestone matrix, many with tiny underlying scalenohedral calcites well scattered about as well. Generous sizes, but sounding better than they look, specimens from about 7cm to 15cm(!!) across at just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. One exceptional, brightly fluorescent specimen with stouter, more vitreous crystals, about 11x8cm @ 65.00!

CHAMOSITE- Bjordam, Telemark, Norway
Dark greenish black, somewhat flattened aggregates to 1cm of this chlorite group mineral scattered in pinkish ("sunstone") microcline matrix, potentially with other phases as well. Old material originally obtained from Claus Hedegaard many years ago. Matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm across @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

CHRYSOTILE "ASBESTOS"- Steetly Talc Mine, Ontario, Canada
A rather large specimen of dark greyish black, serpentine-rich matrix showing a solid band of pale greenish white, fibrous chrysotile about 1.2cm wide running through the entire matrix, making for an attractive, contrasting specimen. Makes an interesting display piece, size (very heavy) 13x12cm @ just 65.00.

CRYPTOMELANE- Warrior's Mark, Pennsylvania
An old and rather bizarre specimen, comprised of rich, grayish black elongated "feathers" and aggregates of cryptomelane surrounding a central core of more dense, layered material. The specimen is accompanied by an old Ward's label, but we can determine no more definitive locality information for "Warrior's Mark" in our references. A strange looking piece, 8x6cm @ 55.00.

CYLINDRITE- Trinacria Mine, Poopo, Oruro, Bolivia
These large, rich specimens show the typical cylindrical habit of this tin sulfosalt mineral, these from an expedition to this classic locality. Interesting in appearance and rich for the species, consisting of aggregates of cylinders associated with other sulfosalt minerals, likely with franckeite, sphalerite etc.. In sizes ranging from 1.5cm to 10cm (!!) across at 20.00, 40.00, 75.00, 125.00 and 200.00 each.

DANALITE- Grants Mills, Providence County, Rhode Island
Pink aggregates and opaque crystalline masses of danalite scattered through quartz pegmatite, some with massive purple fluorite and possibly other minerals; unattractive samples but from a very unusual locality. Sizes from 2cm to 4cm @ 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

DELHAYELITE- Mt. Rasvumtchorr, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
This uncommon mineral occurs here as small colorless to grayish aggregates scattered in matrix, typically associated with nepheline, feldspars and possibly other species. The mineral is fluorescent dull orange (SW UV) and is offered according to size and richness, 2cm to 4.5cm specimens @ 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

DEMESMAEKERITE- Musonoi, Katanga (Shaba), Dem Rep Congo
Exceptional, spear-shaped micro crystals of pale olive green demesmaekerite free standing in exposed vugs in massive malachite matrix, some with micro torbernite crystals as well. Old specimens and fine for this Pb-Cu-U-Se-O species, ex-Gautier via Vandall King Collection, specimens range from about 3cm to 4cm @ 250.00. Great micro potential!

DEVITOITE- Esquire #8, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California
This NEW SPECIES, named for the late Fred DeVito, occurs here at the type locality as thin, flattened, brown bladed subparallel aggregates, typically associated with quartz, occasionally titantaramellite, celsian and possibly other phases. Formula: [Ba6(PO4)2(CO3)][Fe2+7Fe3+2(Si4O12)2O2(OH)4], IMA #2009-010. Only a few small specimens on hand, sizes ranging from about 1cm up to 2.2cm across @ 150.00 and 225.00 each, depending on quality and size.

DIAMOND- Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province Rep So Africa
Odd, silvery grey rounded diamond crystals without matrix, some showing crude dodecahedral form or ballas-like habit, all ex-David New material obtained some years ago when we purchased his inventory. These average just over two carats each, typically 5mm to 6mm across, and are offered very inexpensively at just 45.00 per crystal. Can't beat this carat price, folks!

GOETHITE pseudo @ PYRITE- Segerstrom-Heizer Mine, Pershing Co Nevada
From an obscure find, we have a few specimens of dark brown, somewhat lustrous goethite completely replacing cubic pyrite crystals as partial singles to 2cm or as groups to 3.5cm @ 10.00 and 15.00 each; one large, heavy group, about 7x7cm @ 55.00.

GREENOCKITE on SPHALERITE- Mitchell County, North Carolina
From very material, ex-Wards Natural Science, we have a few lean samples of greenockite, occurring here as thinly scattered, pale yellow coatings sparsely scattered on quartz-mica-sphalerite matrix. An uncommon locality for the species, specimens range from about 2cm to 4cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

HELVITE- Barbara Gold Mine, nr. Coolgardie, Australia
From an old find recently uncovered in our warehouse, these are excellent micro crystals of pale peach to tan helvite crystals scattered in well crystallized albite matrix, the helvite forming sharp tetrahedrons. These were originally supplied more than 25 years ago by the late Blair Gartrell (gartrellite), at the time labeled "danalite", but recent analytical work has shown them to be helvite. Fine micros, matrix sizes from 2cm to 4.5cm @ 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

HEMATITE- Rio Marina, Isle de Elba, Italy
Brilliant steely-grey plates and well formed crystals of hematite richly scattered on and comprising matrix. An old classic locality made famous by Napolean's exile, we have a modest sized lot of good quality specimens, sizes from about 2.5cm to 5cm @ 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each, priced according to quality.

HEULANDITE, DATALOITE etc.- Paterson, New Jersey
An old specimen, ex-Upsala College and with their label, showing tiny, well scattered clear to white datolite crystals richly covering matrix, with a two patches of pale greenish datolite aggregates, delicate pink-centered heulandite crystals and a smattering of nicely radiating laumontites as well. The specimen sits up and displays well, a classic locality piece with good provenance, overall size about 12x10cm @ just 75.00.

HISINGERITE variety STURTITE- Broken Hill, NSW, Australia
A rather ugly mineral, largely amorphous mixtures of hisingerite and possibly other phases, occurs here as massive, greyish black aggregates in matrix, sometimes with massive sphalerite and/or galena evident as well. Old material, ex-Cureton and American Museum of Natural History specimens, sizes from about 1cm to 4cm @ 10.00, 25.00 and 40.00.

HOTSONITE- Pella, Namaqualand, Rep So Africa
This rare phosphate occurs here as greysih white masses intimately intergrown with massive natroalunite. Old Cureton material obtained many years ago and recently uncovered in our warehouse, specimens range from small boxed samples of ~5mm to larger matrix specimens of 1cm to 1.5cm @ 25.00, 45.00 and 65.00 each.

LEADHILLITE w/ CALEDONITE- Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Fine, transparent and tabular leadhillite micro crystals on matrix, associated with excellent, pale blue caledonite crystals as well, mounted in a standard micro box, potentially with other unidentified phases. Ex-Lou Perloff specimens and labeled in his hand, type locality for both species, only two superb mounts available @ 65.00 each.

MANGANOEUDIALYTE- Pocos de Caldas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This relatively new mineral (IMA 2009-039) occurs as bright pink aggregates well scattered in nepheline-rich matrix, typically associated with aegirine and possibly other species. Formula: Na14Ca6Mn3Zr3[Si26O72(OH)2](H2O,Cl,O,OH)6, trigonal. A relatively inexpensive new species, specimens from about 4cm to 7cm across at just 25.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

MISERITE- Kipawa Complex, Villedieu, Quebec, Canada
Rich, platy aggregates of gently curved and stacked lilac to pink masses of miserite richly comprising matrix, occasionally with minor black hornblende and bright pinkish eudialyte. Excellent for the species, sizes from about 2.5cm to 5cm @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

PHARMACOLITE- White Caps Mine, Manhattan, Nye Co. Nevada
Excellent specimens comprised of rich, white globular micros of pharmacolite well scattered over matrix, most associated with deep red realgar over calcite, and occasionally with minor stibnite, or sulfur, metastibnite, gypsum or possibly other species! Interesting assemblages from this well-known locality for this uncommon arsenate, cited in Dana's 7th edition (1951), then as one of only two good U.S. localities for the species. Overall sizes from about 3cm to 10cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00, 65.00 and 100.00 each, depending on coverage, size and associations.

POLKANOVITE - Ust-Belsky Massif, Korjak Upland, Russia
This relatively rare mineral occurs as minute grains associated within other platinum group minerals (PGM) in tiny embedded placer nuggets in a 2.5cm probe mount. The specimen is individually microprobe-confirmed and accompanied by three faded SEM photos and a full quantitative analysis of this IMA-approved Rh12As7 phase! Author's material, signed by Rudachevsky, from the type locality. Associations include isoferroplatinum. Only one available @ 195.00.

ROSASITE- Cumbres Vein, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Mexico
From the 6th level of the mine, these are very colorful, bright blue botryoidal specimens of rosasite comprising matrix, these as attractive as the 1970s vintage material that was so popular in the past. Only a few on hand, specimens averaging about 5cm across at just 20.00 each. Attractive!

SPODUMENE var. HIDDENITE- Resplendor, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Exceptionally large, old time hiddenite crystals from this classic locality, these originally purchased in the 1970s and
comprising a single lot of three large crystals, originally sold as rare cutting rough! The crystals are nicely striated and well terminated, all are water clear, and all have a delicate pale green color, perhaps the most desirable of all spodumene colors. Only three old timers available, greatly under priced in today's market, with individual crystal sizes at 10cm @ 550.00, 15cm @ 1250.00, and 20cm @ 1750.00 each. Wow!!!!

TOTURITE- Lakargi Mt., Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia
The third NEW SPECIES from the locality with GARNET GROUP STRUCTURE, occurring here as microscopic yellow aggregates in skarn. Formula: Ca3Sn2Fe2SiO12; IMA #2009-033. Specimens average about 1cm across and are in polished probe mounts, accompanied by a full chemical analysis and three or more images (both color macro and SEM) pinpointing the mineral and identifying the associations. Only a few on hand @ 295.00 each.

ULEXITE- West Baker Mine, Boron, California
Unusual "clamshell" sprays of radiating ulexite with little or no matrix, collected from the ceiling of a thin seam that resulted in these odd, flattened cones. A strange habit, these disk-shaped groups range from about 4cm to 8cm @ 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each. Weird!

VESUVIANITE variety EGERAN- Hazlov U Chebu, nr. Eger, Czech Republic
Rich brownish aggregates of radiating vesuvianite nicely scattered in/on matrix, from the classic locality for this variety. Excellent reference specimens for vitreous, brown vesuvianite, matrix sizes from about 3cm to 8cm @ 10.00, 17.50, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

VILLAMANINITE- Villamanin, Carmenes District, Spain
Bluish-black metallic masses of this unusual species scattered in rock matrix, occasionally admixed with minor bornite and most with massive green secondary copper minerals scattered on the surface. Classic, type locality material, matrix sizes from about 1.5cm to 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

VOLOSHINITE- Mt. Vasin-Myl'k, Voron'i Tundry, Russia
This NEW SPECIES, only the second approved rubidium-dominant mineral was discovered here at the type locality only recently. It occurs in an assemblage of Rb-bearing lepidolite, muscovite, pollucite and albite, and it is the Rb-analog of lepidolite. Formula: Rb(LiAl1.5[]0.5)(Al0.5Si3.5)O10F2, IMA #2007-052, monoclinic. Each ~1cm matrix specimen is in a probe mount and accompanied by two pinpointing SEM images and full quantitative chemistry. The species has been named for Russian mineralogist Anatoliy Vasil'evich Voloshin (b. 1937). Only a few studied specimens available @ 285.00 each. List alternates!

WILLHENDERSONITE- San Venanzo Quarry, Terni, Umbria, Italy
Tiny white spheres of willhendersonite (1-2mm) copiously dot a basaltic matrix on these samples from the type locality for this species. Good micro potential. Overall sizes from 1cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 60.00 each.

WULFENITE- Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
From the classic finds of the 1960's, we have located an old hoard of superb, colorful wulfenite specimens, here as thick, tabular butterscotch-orange to dark brown crystals either free standing or perched on contrasting white and red-brown matrix. Attractive material no longer available, a wide range of sizes and qualities are on hand, most are neat and inexpensive TN's and miniatures from 1.5cm to 3.5cm samples @ 10.00, 15.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each. We sometimes have a few larger matrix specimens available, please inquire!

GEM FORSTERITE- Pakistan
Excellent, eye clean faceted stones in fine pear shapes, showing attractive, yellowish green peridot color. A small lot recently obtained in a collection at a very reasonable price enables us to offer a PAIR OF FACETED PEAR-SHAPES, total carat weight per lot averaging over 1.6 carats, at just 15.00 a PAIR! If you can use 10 stones, our special price is just 65.00!

BOOK: MAINE FELDSPAR, FAMILIES- AND FEUDS edited by Vandall King
An excellent, 300-page hardcover book filled with historical work involving Oxford County, describing and intertwining its minerals, miners and mining stories, and filled with both saints and scoundrels who developed many mineralogically notable localities in Maine. (A full review appeared in Mineral News in the August, 2009 issue.) We only have about a dozen copies to offer at 49.95 each (shipping extra), so get yours now!

CATALOG 21002 - Vol. XXXVII, No. 2- All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted March 10, 2010.

ADAMITE var. CUPRIAN ADAMITE- San Rafael Mine, Lodi District, Nevada
Some superb, pale green micro cuprian adamite specimens showing excellent radiating stacked prismatic crystals in seams and vugs and on matrix, appearing almost botryoidal in hand specimen, but revealing truly delicious micro groups and "flowers" when viewed under the 'scope! Soon to be in a featured article in Rocks and Minerals, these are attractive specimens with moderately good coverage, some with micro mimetite as well, from about 2.5cm to 7cm across @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each, depending on size and coverage. A few larger to 12 cm across(!!) @ 75.00 each. Nice!

ANORTHITE- Miyake Isl., Izu Archipelago, Japan
Classic single crystals of crudely formed anorthite, ranging from about 0.7cm up to 1.2cm long without matrix. Long a standard for analytical work, these are clsoe to end-member specimens from a great locality, most with the typical black oxide coating @ 15.00 and 20.00 each, depending on size. A few matrix samples on hand, very poorly crystalized, however, to 5cm @ 50.00 each, ex-Duke University.

ARAGONITE- Lincoln Mine, Tem Piute, Lincoln Co Nevada
From an uncommon locality, we have located a few small but attractive aragonite specimens, these with water-clear, spear-like radiating crystals to 3mm protruding from opened seams in matrix. Excellent micro material as well, a new mineral for the locality, specimens from about 2.5cm to 4cm @ 7.50 and 12.50.

AZURITE- Chessy, Lyon, France
An old classic, comprised of numerous, dark blue, blocky azurite crystals forming an hour-glass shaped rosette without discernable matrix. The specimen is accompanied by an old Michigan College of Mines label, and this is rather a handsome specimen for this revered locality! Overall size is about 4cm tall and 2.5cm wide, a true classic impossible to get today, at just 240.00.

BABINGTONITE- Honsarvet, Borlange, Sweden
From a single recntly exposed pocket, we have a small lot of very fine, sharp black babingtonite crystals to 0.5cm richly scattered in groups on matrix, associated with minor pale green epidote, drusy quartz and possibly other species. Quite good for the species and from an unusual locality, overall sizes from 4cm to 7cm @ 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each. Neat!

BARITE- Post Betze Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada
Transparent to translucent clear to pale yellow tabular barite crystals richly scattered on rock matrix, some with minor elongated metallic stibnite needles. Interesting locality material and reasonably attractive, overall sizes from 2cm up to 6cm+ (larger specimens with larger barites) @ 5.00, 10.00, 17.50, 25.00 and 35.00.

CARBOIRITE w/ BRUNOGEIERITE- Saube Mine, Caufleans, Ariege, France
Old material obtained many years ago from Dr. Paul Sainfeld (sainfeldite) at the BRGM in Paris, these are essentially sphalerite ore samples with submicroscopic inclusions of pseudohexagonal plates of carboirite very sparsely scattered in the sphalerite, typically with admixed brunogeierite as well. Only a few of these Ge-rich samples on hand, sizes from 1.5cm to nearly 3cm across @ 55.00, 75.00 and 95.00 each.

CLINOCHRYSOTILE variety "VORHAUSERITE"- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Uncovered in the depths of our warehouse, we found several brownish-black, somewhat waxy masses of "vorhauserite", with an old paper label indicating the material was collected in 1925 at "Franklin Furnace". Much of the manganoan serpentines at Franklin have not been studied by modern methods, and material from elsewhere has been described variously as either chrysotile or antigorite. Palache and others essentially discarded the varietal name, considering it "serpentine". A subsequent paper in 1936, however, provided some optical data on the material from Franklin, and comparison against modern species definitions in the serpentine group, as well as confirmed XRD studies undertaken by Dunn and others, would indicate that this material is predominantly clinochrysotile. Hence, we believe the "vorhauserite" of 1925 vintage here is actually clinochrysotile, and should be labeled accordingly. That said, we have a few specimens on hand, ranging in size from 4cm to nearly 10cm across @ just 15.00, 30.00 and 55.000 each.

CONICHALCITE- Jean Baptiste Mine, Kamariza, Greece
From the famous Laurium locality on the Attica peninsula, these are actually the first confirmed occurrence of conichalcite at the Jean Baptiste Mine, appearing as deep green balls to 1mm in diameter lightly scattered on a muscovite schist matrix, occasionally with minor calcite as well. Although thinly spread, these are quite beautiful under the scope, and the isolated balls are quite striking! Only a few specimens on hand, matrix sizes ranging from about 2.5cm to 5cm @ just 15.00, 20.00 and 25.00 each. Nice!

CORKITE- Sunshine #1 Adit, Blanchard Mine, New Mexico
From a here-to-fore inaccessible adit, we have a few excellent specimens of corkite, here as vitreous drusy yellow-green to brownish green micro crystals well scattered on quartz-rich matrix. Priced according to overall size and coverage, specimens range from about 1.6cm to nearly 4cm across @ just 20.00, 30.00 and 40.00 each. Good micro's for this uncommon beudantite-group mineral!

CORNWALLITE- Little Gem Mine, Lander Co., Nevada
Attractive, deep green botryoidal "skin" of cornwallite covering dark rock matrix, making for attractive, contrasting specimens, some with minor chrysocolla! Only a few samples available from this moderately new locality, very appealing and richly covered specimens, sizes from 2.5cm to 8cm @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00, a couple to 12cm @ 65.00. Nice!

CRYPTOHALITE on SAL AMMONIAC- Mt. Kukhi-Malik, Yagnob Valley, Tadjikistan
From material collected more than 20 years ago and only recently confirmed by both XRD and microprobe, these are excellent, distorted octahedra (0.1-0.8mm) richly scattered on skeletal, herringbone crystals of sal ammoniac with minor sulfur as well. Spectacular for the species with great micro potential as well, the matrix sal ammoniac crystals range 2.5-3cm tall, and these are superb at just 75.00 each. Only four available!!

DIAMOND- Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Transparent, adamantine diamonds without matrix, all showing odd pinpoint inclusions of an unknown black material. Sizes of these complex and distorted dodecahedral crystals average about 4mm across, typically weighing just under half a carat @ only 30.00 each.

EUDIDYMITE on EPIDIDYMITE- Mt. Sengischorr, Lovozero, Kola, Russia
Excellent, colorless swallow-tail twins to 1mm of eudidymite epitactically overgrowing prismatic epididymite crystals in cavities of coarser-grained epididymite matrix. A wonderful find of rarely offered material, only five specimens on hand, averaging about 2.5cm @ just 45.00 each.

EVANSITE- Creu d'Olorde, Barcelona, Spain
This ill-defined amorphous Al-phosphate occurs as greenish white crusty masses scattered on black, graphitic matrix, here from an unusual locality. Moderately rich but decidedly ugly stuff, specimens ranging from about 2.5cm to 10cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00 and 65.00 each.

FALCONDOITE- Falconbridge, Bonao Dominig, Dominican Republic
Greenish masses of non-descript falcondoite scattered on matrix, here from the type locality. Only a few small fragments to several millimeters available, each in a capsule and accompanied by a university label @ just 25.00.

FERRONORDITE-(Ce)- Palitra Pegmatite, Lovozero, Kola, Russia
From the exceptional pegmatite on Mt. Kedykverpakhk that was featured in Mineralogical Record, we have a few specimens of this great rarity, occurring here as small clusters of 2-3mm pale brown tabular crystals in vugs and seams of microcline and occasionally lomonsovite as well. Sizes range from about 2cm to 4cm across, all with arrows and modest micro potential, at just 85.00 and 125.00 each.

FERROPYROSMALITE- Nordmark, Varmland, Sweden
Minute, sharp hexagonal prisms and aggregates of dark reddish brown ferropyrosmalite scattered in exposed seams on rock matrix, occasionally with other species. Many of these are somewhat embedded but can yiled some good micro material with patience. Classic locality, hand-picked matrix pieces from about 2.5cm to nearly 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

FICHTELITE- Wampen, Redwitz, Fichtelgebirge, Germany
Minute translucent yellowish white crystals and micro aggregates sparsely scattered on wood matrix. Type locality material from a recently discovered old hoard, sizes 0.8cm to 3cm across @ 25.00, 50.00, 85.00 and 125.00 each.

FLUORBRITHOLITE-(Y)- Vyuntspakhk Mt., Keivy, Kola, Russia
This NEW SPECIES is offered as single, dark brown monomineralic grains in a capsule, recently IMA-approved (#2009-005). Formula: (Y,Ca,Ln)5[(Si,P0O4]3F, hexagonal. The mineral is the F-dominant analogue of britholite-(Y), as well as the Y-dominant analogue of fluorbritholite-(Ce) and fluorcalciobritholite. Only a few small grains available of this new mineral, all from a single, old specimen at this locality @ 55.00.

GALAXITE- Bo Phloi, Kanchoutabori Province, Thailand
The conchoidal fracture which distinguishes the freshly broken surfaces of these masses of pure galaxite has a curiously lustrous deep black color. Interesting visually and for their out of the way locality, pure masses that measure 1cm to 2.5cm @ 17.50, 25.00 and 35.00 each. Great locality material!

HAIDINGERITE etc.- White Caps Mine, Manhattan, Nye Co. Nevada
Interesting specimens of haidingerite, rarely encountered here as small, greyish, frothy balls lightly scattered on matrix, typically associated with pharmacolite and/or picropharmacolite with minor realgar and very rarely with vladimirite. Only three samples on hand, sizes from 5cm to 10cm @ 95.00 and 125.00 ea.Excellent micro potential!

HARMOTOME- Bellsgrove, Strontian, Scotland
Small transparent to translucent twinned crystals of harmotome nicely scattered on matrix. A classic area for the species, some specimens potentially yielding some large micro's as well. Old material, matrix sizes from about 2cm to 9x6cm @ 8.50, 15.00, 30.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

KAZAKHSTANITE- Gold Quarry Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada
From only the second known locality, kazakhstanite occurs at Gold Quarry in two distinct habits, the more common being as sooty patches of botyroids and and indistinct microcrystals, but with good coverage, and often associated with jarosite, fervanite or other secondary vanadium minerals. The second occurance is as fine sharp microcrystal rosettes and blades to 1 mm on matrix. Priced according to quality, not size, from 0.5cm to nearly 10cm overall @ 40.00, 60.00, 80.00, 100.00, 150.00 and 200.00. Absolutely a superb rarity!

KLEBELSBERGITE on STIBNITE- Pereta Mine, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy
Excellent micro sprays of yellowish to white needles and sprays of klebelsbergite richly scattered in vugs amid bladed stibnite masses, occasionally with redish metastibnite as an attractive overcoating. Fine micro material as well, sizes from 2cm to 5cm @ 8.50, 15.00, 22.50 and 30.00 each.

MUIRITE- Big Creek, Fresno Co., California
Minute, pale orange grains of this rare mineral sparsely disseminated in granular sanbornite matrix, occasionally with minor pyrrhotite and possibly other rare barium minerals. Matrix sizes from 2cm to 7cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each.

NOONKANBAHITE- Murun Massif, Siberia, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as yellowish brown lamellar crystals to several mm across, scattered in a greenish aegirine-kalsilite rock matrix. This old name was retained for a previously discredited species and locality after recent structural studies at this (the type) locality revealed its unique nature. Formula: BaKNaTi2(Si4O12)O2 - orthorhombic, IMA #2009-059. The Ba-analog of shcherbakovite and the K-analog of batisite. Specimens range from about 2cm to 3.5cm @ 100.00 and 150.00 each, depending on size and coverage.

OTAVITE- Sunshine #1 Adit, Blanchard Mine, New Mexico
This adit has been inaccessible for nearly two decades, and this material was only recently secured from the extension of this classic, Bingham locality! The otavite is rather nondescript, thinly occuring with minor hydrozincite and hemimorphite on massive barite, but it fluoresces (SW UV) a deep red, making easy to spot under UV! Only a few specimens on hand, sizes average about 4cm across @ just 40.00 each. Rare!

PERETAITE- Pereta Mine, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy
Fine microcrystals of this secondary antimony mineral! Peretaite is found as transparent to almost opaque elongated and flattened lath-like microcrystals in altering stibnite, associated with sulfur microcrystals and dull red metastibnite. Each specimen contains as least one area of nicely formed crystals, available as 2cm to 5cm matrix specimens @ 20.00, 35.00 and 60.00 each. Good micro stuff!

PLATINUM- Fox Gulch, Goodnews Bay, Alaska
Tiny placer grains of native platinum without matrix, offered here as single, somewhat rounded cubic crystal specimens in a capsule, sizes ranging from a tiny specks to crude crystals of about 1mm to 3mm across @ 20.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each; or in bulk lots of 1 gram (10 to 15 grains) @ just 300.00 per lot. Analytically confirmed stock, and additional probe work would likely show other rare Pt-minerals present in some!

POLEZHAEVAITE w/ IMA 2009-014- Mt. Koashva, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
This NEW SPECIES is a newly approved fluoride mineral, the Sr,Ce-analogue of gagarinite-(Y). It occurs here at the type locality as white fibrous aggregates with silky luster, typically as intimate intergrowths with IMA 2009-014 and as pseudomorphs after burbankite crystals embedded in natrolite. Formula: Na(Sr,Ce)2F6, IMA #2009-015. Only a few small specimens on hand, ranging from about 0.6cm to 1.3cm @ 150.00 and 195.00.

SCHUBNELITE- Gold Quarry Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada
A second world locality for this rare species, schubnelite occurs as minute, orange-brown to chocolate brown crystalline aggregates and tiny crystals, considerably more colorful than type locality material, and notable by its high, adamantine luster, though thinly scattered on matrix. Under substantial magnification, the superior luster of these extremely small aggregates will differentiate them from the surrounding fervanite, with which it is commonly associated. Specimen sizes range from 2cm to 6cm with various associations @ 75.00, 100.00, 150.00, 200.00 and 300.00 each, depending on coverage and quality. Rare!

STOLZITE- Broken Hill, N.S.W., Australia
Small yellowish orange tabular crystals of stolzite to 3 mm dot the surface of this ore matrix material from a classic locality for the species! The stolzite is also quite fluorescent and striking against the nearly black gossan matrix, making these old classics, most with good micro potential, even more desireable! Matrix sizes range from about 2.5cm up to 6cm matrix specimens @ 45.00, 75.00, 125.00 and 175.00 each.

STRONADELPHITE- Kirovskii Mine, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
This NEW SPECIES is offered here as tiny, colorless hexagonal single crystals without matrix, mounted on SEM carbon tape and boxed, nicely showing these 0.5mm crystals under the 'scope. We've sat on these for some time, awaiting the IMA decision to reverse the silly apatite group name changes of a few years ago, and it has finally happened. The mineral's formual is Sr5(PO4)3F, IMA #2008-009, and a new member of the apatite group and the strontium analog of fluorapatite. From a single, old specimen collected underground by A. Podlesnyi (podlesnoite) from a now-flooded area of the mine, we have only a few of these type locality specimens on hand @ 85.00 each. Excellent micro singles!

STRONTIO-ORTHOJOAQUINITE- Kanayamadani, Ohmi cho, Niigata Prf Japan
A superb (for the species!) specimen of strontio-orthojoaquinite, this from the type locality! The mineral occurs here as vitreous to somewhat waxy yellow-green aggregates scattered in matrix, this sample with at least three areas of coverage. Difficult to find today from this famous occurrence, the specimen is ex-Martalock collection, generously sized at 6x5cm @ 245.00. Only one available!

STRONTIODRESSERITE- Saint Michel Q, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
This strontium bearing carbonate is found as minute opaque spheres and clusters sparsely scattered in vugs in matrix. Close examination reveals the radiating acicular crystals that comprise the microspheres. Matrix sizes from 3cm to 5cm with equivalent coverage at 35.00 and 45.00 each.

STRONTIOFLUORITE +IMA 2009-015- Mt. Koashva, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from this prolific locality, occurring here as massive, colorless grains intergrown with IMA #2009-015 in and on natrolite. Formula: (Sr,Ca)F2, the Sr-analogue of fluorite(!!) IMA #2009-014. Like its new associated counterpart, we have just a few small samples on hand, sizes ranging from about 0.6cm to 1.3cm @ 150.00 and 195.00 each.

STRONTIOJOAQUINITE- Mina Numero Uno, San Benito Co., California
This uncommon mineral occurs here as minute, somewhat blocky tan to yellowish crystals sparsely scattered on pale blue crosstie matrix, typically with minor neptunite and possibly other minerals. Strictly micro material, all specimens with arrows, matrix sizes from about 3.5cm to 8cm across @ 45.00, 60.00 and 85.00. Old material!

TUNGSTENITE in RENIERITE- Kipushi, Shaba Province, Dem Rep Congo
A polished ore section of solid renierite about 1.5cm across, embeeded in a 2.5cm probe mount, with a pair of SEM images and an X-ray spectra of small inclusions of tungstenite (2H) identified. An uncommon WS2 mineral, only one microprobed sample on hand, @ 195.00. List alternates!

VEATCHITE- Shoktybay Salt Dome, Kazakhstan
Tiny single crystals to 1.5mm without matrix, most showing one broken cleavage surface, all quite colorless with a distinctive tabular habit. Checked by single-crystal diffractometer, these have been shown to be thw veatchite polytype, NOT veatchite-A or veatchite-p! Dandy micro potential, each crystal is 45.00.

VEATCHITE-A- Tick Canyon, Lang, Los Angeles Co., California
Type locality for this strontium boratepolytype, veatchite-A occurs as pearly to silky colorless to white crystalline masses scattered through a siltstone rock matrix. Representative material and weakly fluoresecent, some may also have fluorescent yellow colemanite present. From 2cm to nearly 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00, and 60.00 each. A few specimens from Turkey also on hand at similar prices!

XOCOMECATLITE- Centennial Eureka Mine, Juab Co., Utah
Small micro green, somewhat glassy balls scattered on quartz in vugs in rock matrix. Selected from chemically analyzed and X-rayed material collected in the early 1990's, superb for the species with fine micro potential and with a variety of interesting associations, sizes from about 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 60.00, 90.00, 125.00 and 150.00 each, depending on quality and associations.

BOOK

MAINE FELDSPAR, FAMILIES- AND FEUDS edited by Vandall King
An excellent, 300-page hardcover book filled with historical work involving Oxford County, describing and intertwining its minerals, miners and mining stories, and filled with both saints and scoundrels who developed many mineralogically notable localities in Maine. (A full review appeared in Mineral News in the August, 2009 issue.) We only have about a dozen copies to offer at 49.95 each (shipping extra), so get yours now!

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ACANTHITE pseudo @ SILVER- Mannridge Mine, Gowganda, Ontario, Canada
Old material from an obscure mine, uncovered in the Weber/Perloff Collection and comprised of complex, herringbone rods and aggregates of what was once remarkably well crystallized native silver but has now been completely overgrown and replaced by minute, greyish black acanthite! Small but quite attractive samples with outstanding micro potential for this bizarre habit and locality, specimens from single herringbone rods to complex groups averaging about 1 cm @ just 12.50 and 20.00 each. Neat!

APATITE-(CaCl) on MAGNETITE- Dashkesan, Azerbaijan
A fine cabinet specimen showing several uncommon, well terminated, grey chlorapatite [now apatite-(CaCl)] crystals lying flat on matrix, the largest about 3cm long(!!) and 1.3cm thick, sharply terminated, nestled among slightly orange, transparent scalenohedral calcite crystals to 3.5cm long with a few small butterfly twins noted as well, all overlaying a somewhat flattened, well crystallized black magnetite matrix with tiny, needle-like quartz crystals scattered about. An attractive assemblage from a great locality, overall about 10x10cm @ 225.00.

APHTHITALITE- PPR Mine, Area #99, Inder, Atyrau, Kazakhstan
An unusual and isolated occurrence of water-clear, gemmy and flattened, tabular crystals of aphthitalite without matrix from a new locality for the species! The mineral occurred here in cavities of the goergeyite-rich zone in this famous boron-bearing salt deposit. Only a few crystals available (see our image on MinDat), sizes about 1cm to 2cm across @ 65.00, 100.00, and 150.00 each.

ARSENOLITE- White Caps Mine, Manhattan, Nye Co. Nevada
One of the better known localities for this mineral, arsenolite occurs as translucent white to yellow or slightly orange sharply formed octahedral microcrystals and encrustations covering substantial portions of a gray contrasting matrix. Quite attractive micromount material, sizes from 3cm to 5cm @ 45.00 and 75.00 each, depending on quality and coverage.

CAFETITE- Rasvumchorr, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
Minute balls and felted aggregates of ocher colored cafetite in vuggy matrix, some with minor phlogopite and admixed iron hydroxide in colorless natrolite matrix. All specimens with arrows, recently obtained from a leading Russian mineralogist. Matrix sizes from 2cm to 3.5cm @ 85.00 and 100.00 each, all with modest micro potential.

CALCITE- Cumberland, (Cumbria) England
From a very old stash of material, we have stumbled across a box of small glass test tubes, each cork stoppered and containing a transparent, well-crystallized calcite prism without matrix. The crystals avergae about 2cm tall, the vials about 4cm tall, with a cotton insert protecting the crystals. Ex-A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum samples, likely stored away many decades ago. Neat, historic little thumbnail crystals in a vial, your's for just 8.50 each; limit three (3) per order, please!

CHLORARGYRITE- Tin Stope, Majuba Hill, Pershing Co., Nevada
Greyish to greenish brown, minute adamantine crystalline aggregates and crude cubooctahedrons of chlorargyrite scattered on exposed seams of silified rhyolite matrix, most with broad, well crystallized bright green, glassy olivenite, occasionally with quartz, scorodite and possibly other species evident. This material was originally collected in the early 1990's, and makes for interesting micro's of this silver chloride. Matrix sizes range from 2.5cm to 7cm @ 12.50, 25.00 and 45.00 each. Only a few available!

CONICHALCITE- Copper Creek, Galiuro Mts, Pinal Co Arizona
Green masses of bubbly conichalcite thinly scattered over rock matrix and in exposed seams, collected by Joe Ruiz (ruizite) many years ago and later XRD-confirmed by Sid Williams in 1981.Recently EDS-confirmed by us, the mineral is "new" for the locality, and each specimen is accompanied by a copy of our EDS work. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 5cm across and are just 5.00, 10.00 and 15.00 each!


COOPERITE w/ SPERRYLITE- Philipp Massif, Kamchatka, Russia
A tiny grain of sperrylite mounted in a 2.5cm probe mount, accompanied by an SEM image and an X-ray spectra for the includsions of cooperite analytically identified in the specimen! From Pt-rich placers of this prolific area, only one, suberbly documented sample on hand @ 185.00.

CORNETITE- Bwana M'Kubwa, (Northern Rhodesia), Zambia
An old specimen, collected long before Zambia's declaration of independence in 1964, showing deep blue drusy crystals of cornetite scattered on two surfaces of an exposed seam on rock matrix. Old labels accompanying the specimen show that it was once in the collection of Terry Seward (sewardite), the Paterson Museum (when Tom Peters [petersite-(Y)] was curator), and a handwritten label from Terry Szenics (szenicsite). The interesting copper phosphate specimen measures 8x4cm and is pictured on our website (Photo Gallery section) with two images, offered at just 125.00!

CREEDITE- CF Mine, Wagon Wheel Gap, Colorado
Excellent examples of well-cruystallized creedite from the TYPE LOCALITY, these from an old hoard recently uncovered. Creedite crystals form elongated, colorless to white radiating rods, appearing much like closed, inverted umbrellas, sizes from about 1cm to nearly 2.5cm tall in richly scattered groups on matrix, most with crudely crystallized white fluorite as well. Overall specimen sizes extend from about 2.5cm to 10cm across, with a couple pictured on our website Photo Gallery page, offered @ just 20.00, 35.00, 50.00, 100.00. 150.00 and 175.00, with one 19cm monster @ 300.00! Excellent for the locality!!!

CROCOITE- Red Lead Mine, Dundas, Tasmania
From an old Australian dealer's stock, we have a large lot of classy, well-crystallized specimens of deep orange-red crocoite on matrix, crystals ranging from bunches of 1cm long needles to thicker, elongated crystals to 5cm tall aggregated with minor matrix. Priced according to quality, specimens range from about 4cm to 10cm across @ 35.00, 50.00, 75.00, 100.00, 150.00, 200.00 and 250.00 each. Nice, attractive stuff!

CYRILOVITE pseudo @ WHITEITE- Lavra do Eduardo, Galileia, M.G., Brazil
Exceptional micros of bright yellow cyrilovite richly scattered on matrix, forming sharp pseudomorphs after tabular whiteite crystals! SOme speimens associated with bright pinkish ferrian variscite, occasionally with other species as well on albite matrix. Excellent phosphate assemblage specimens and unusual pseudomorphs with fine micro potential, all mounted in standard TN boxes and ranging from about 2cm to 2.5cm @ 35.00 and 45.00 each, according to quality and size!

DEPMEIERITE- Karnasurt Mine, Lovozero, Kola Peninsula, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as colorless aggregates, offered here as small, relatively pure masses. Found underground by mine geologists in association with minor natrolite in a hyperagpaitic hydrothermal vein more than 20 years ago, and only in a single specimen (!!), This new cancrinite-group mineral has only recently been approved. Formula: Na8[Al6Si6O24](PO4,CO3)1-x*3H2O - hexagonal, the PO4-dominant analog of cancrinite, vishnevite, hydroxycancrinite and kyanoxalite. IMA #2009-075, named for German crystallographer W.H. Depmeier (b.1944), only a few small samples on hand averaging 0.5cm across @ 125.00 each. List alternates!

EUREKADUMPITE- Centennial Eureka Mine, Juab Co., Utah
This NEW SPECIES occurs as micro, turquoise-blue balls and rosettes sparsely scattered on matrix, comprised of densely stacked and radiating platy aggregates showing pearly luster when opened. The formula is (Cu,Zn)16(TeO3)2(AsO4)3Cl(OH)18*7H2O - monoclinic. Approved IMA #2009-072. As a co-author, I am delighted to offer this new mineral for the first time, soon to be published in both Mineral News and Zapiski Rossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva! Specimens were collected in 1992 and are priced according to coverage and quality of micro potential, matrix sizes ranging from about 2cm up to 5cm across @ 25.00, 40.00, 55.00, 75.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each.

HEMATITE (Kidney Ore)- Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria, England
An old classic, ex-Scott Williams Collection, comprised of exceptionally large, rounded "kidney" ore botryoids showing submetallic black to redish luster and matrix-free! Several of the balls show exposed layer upon layer upon layer of underlying, smooth hematite, the base of the sample showing excellent radiating structure and caping. A heavy specimen, weighing over seven (7) pounds, and measuring 17x9x7cm (!!!) @ 450.00. A superb cabinet piece!

HORNBLENDE-GABBROIC PEGMATOID- Copper Gulch, Fremont Co., Colorado
An old E.W. Heinrich specimen comprised of a large cut and polished end piece of a dense gabbroic pegmatoid, showing black aggregates of undifferentiated hornblende shot throught the piece. An interesting petrographic sample and from a famous geologist's collection (with his Univ. of Michigan label), overall about 13x12cm(!!) in cross section, quite heavy, at just 45.00! Only one available!

HUNDHOLMENITE-(Y)- Hundholmen, Tysfjord, Norway
Another recently described NEW SPECIES, this rarity occuring as minute pale brown subhedral crystal grains in greyish white orthoclase and REE-fluorite, some with minor black allanite-(Ce). The formula is (Y,REE,Ca,Na)15(Al,Fe3+)CaxAs3+1-x(Si,As5+)Si6B3(O,F)48, trigonal, IMA # 2006-005. We have only a few small samples, sizes averaging about 2.5-3cm across @ 165.00 each. Type locality, of course!

IMA 2009-041- Aris Quarries, Windhoek, Khomas, Namibia
This NBEW SPECIES occurs as snow-white, somewhat pearly micro aggregates sparsely scattered in vugs in phonolite, typical associations including brownish micro needles of tuperssuatsiaite, occasionally makatite, and possibly other minerals. Formula: Na5Ca6Si18O38(OH)13*6H2O - triclinic. IMA-approved and pending formal publication. Type locality material with good micro potential, matrix specimens averaging 2.5cm to 3.5cm across @ just 45.00 and 65.00, depending on coverage.

PICROPHARMACOLITE, REALGAR etc- White Caps Mine, Manhattan, Nye Co. Nevada
An exceptional lot of rich, handsome specimens from this prolific mine, the picropharmacolite occurs as tiny, white spiney balls of acicular crystals to severall millimeters across, well-scattered on matrix, typically over a pale orange-red druse of realgar and occasionally with transparent gypsum, yellow sulfur and/or white globular pharmacolite. A new mineral for the locality, SEM/EDS verified, and with great micro potential as well. Overall matrix sizes range from about 3cm to 10cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00, 40.00, 65.00 and 100.00 each. Superb!

PYROLUSITE- 1000' level, Junction Mine, Bisbee, Arizona
Very light weight, pale bronze-brown, solid but sooty masses of XRD and EDS-confirmed pyrolusite comprising matrix, admixed with minor cuprite and Fe-oxides. This is the "Bisbee Mineral that Floats" from the article by the same name in the December, 2009 issue of Mineral News, collected in 1906 by C.M. Collins! Weird and historic stuff, specimens from about 1cm to 3cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

REALGAR in CALCITE- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Pale red masses of realgar very sparsely scattered within white calcite matrix, occasionally with minor arsenopyrite. Rare at the locality, and discussed in Palache's famous work, quite unusual as a result! Matrix sizes from 2cm to 5cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

REEVESITE- nr. Alpine Mine, San Benito Co., California
This uncommon species occurs here in the Clear Creek Canyon as pale, yellow-green filmy crusts and masses scattered over serpentine matrix. Old material collected over 30 years ago, specimens from about 2cm to 7cm across @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each.

REMONDITE-(Ce)- Ebunoja, Kribi, Cameroon
Minute translucent red-orange crystalline masses of this relatively new mineral scattered in capsules, these from the type specimen and obtained over 15 years ago. Rarely offered, a single locality mineral @ 40.00 per capsule.

RHODOCHROSITE over PYRITE- Inakuraishi Mine, Hokkaido, Japan
An old classic comprised of greasy pink botroids of knobby rhodochrosite fully covering one large surface of a granular, crystallized pyrite matrix, with minor black sphalerite evident as well. Ex-Wards and Ex-Dr. Eugene Sensel Collection, last purchased by Sensel from Dick Hauck (hauckite) in October, 1975. Difficult material to obtain today, with much competition for Japanese specimens of this size and quality, a hefty, triangular hand specimen about 10x8cm @ 250.00, with labels. Neat!

RICHELSDORFITE- Burrus Mine, nr. Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada
Excellent neon-blue, spongy crystalline aggregates and stacked tabular crystals of richelsdorfite scattered in vugs in matrix, typically with malachite, chrysocolla and possibly other species. Fine for the species, good micro potential on the better pieces, matrix sizes from 1.5cm to nearly 4cm @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00, 35.00. A few better and larger specimens to nearly 7cm @ 75.00 each!

SPESSARTINE- Wushan Mine, Tongbei, Fujian Prov., PR China
Small, deep red spessartine garnet crystals to 4mm well scattered on well crystallized beige microcline matrix, occasionally with minor quartz as well. Fairly attractive and relatively inexpensive, these small hand specimens average about 6cm across @ just 30.00 each. Limit one per order, please!

SWITZERITE-METASWITZERITE- Reaphook Hill, nr. Blinman, S.A., Australia
A rather ugly phosphate at this locality, occurring here as redish, somewhat platy to powdery red-brown masses on matrix, typically associated with considerably more attactive needle-like crystals of scholzite on matrix, occasionally with cryptomelane or other species. Named for George Switzer (deceased 2008), famous mineralogist and curator at the Smithsonian. Note that switzerite is known to rapidly dehydrate to metaswitzerite, and all specimens should be labelled accordingly! Specimens range from about 3cm to 6cm across @ 20.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each. Only a few available!

VANADINITE (Arsenian)- West Mine, nr. Quartz Mt., Nye Co., Nevada
Repeat of a sellout: from a new and unusual occurrence recently featured in Mineral News, these are "endlichite" (arsenian vanadinite) specimens that we had previously analyzed. Although they are approaching mimetite composition, they are not quite there! The mineral occurs as both elongated, needle-like micro crystals as well as rounded sheaves and balls of intergrown micro's richly scattered on matrix. Each sample is accompanied by a copy of our analysis, specimens from 2cm to 8cm across @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 50.00 each. Very cool stuff, and we can offer a wholesale flat of 25+ assorted specimens for you dealers out there at just 175.00 per flat!

VARLAMOFFITE with TURQUOISE- Bunny Mine, St. Austell, Cornwall, England
An earthy, yellow-tan scale of varlamoffite spottily encrusts portions of a quartz rich matrix, with most samples also showing minor blue-green turquoise sparsely scattered about. Great locality pieces from very old stock, specimens average about 5cm across @ just 35.00 each!

VATERITE- Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee
A great carbonate rarity from this prolific locality: vaterite occurs in greyish white, somewhat chalky to chert-like fine-grained masses, admixed with minor calcite as well. From a single pocket, XRD-confirmed material, a few specimens from about 1cm to nearly 3cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 60.00 each.

VLADIMIRITE- White Caps Mine, Manhattan, Nye Co, Nevada
Excellent, elongated glassy sprays of greyish, micro vladimirite scattered on matrix, most groups free standing and extending to 5mm or so, and typically overlaying dull orange-red realgar/pararealgar stained rock matrix, occasionally with other white arsenates. Another new species for both the locality and for the State of Nevada, SEM/EDS verified, and all making good micros as well. Specimens range in size from about 2.5cm to 6cm across @ 30.00, 45.00 and 65.00 each. Fine!

ZINCOLIVENITE- Kamareza Mine, Laurion, Greece
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, glassy green crystals and sections to 1mm perched in limonitic vuggy natrix, some with minor cuprite and possibly other phases. Formula: CuZn(AsO4)(OH), orthorhombic, IMA #2006-047, a new member of the libethenite group and Zn-ordered analogue of olivenite and adamite. Type locality material (the mine is also known as the Agios Konstantinos Mine) with modest micro potential, matrix sizes from 8mm to 2.4cm @ 45.00, 90.00, 125.00 and 150.00 each, depending on quality.

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ANDALUSITE- Cejov, nr. Humpolec, Moravia, Czech Republic
Elongated aggregates of greyish white andalusite well scattered in rock matrix, typically with richly scattered pinlish corundum and minor mica. Old material collected many years ago, these are excellent reference samples of a rock-forming mineral. Generous specimen sizes from 4cm to nearly 7cm @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

AZURITE w/ MAGNETITE, CALCITE- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey
From the 1969 find, these are fluorescent calcites with richly scattered black magnetite and small druses and crusts of blue azurite, occasionally with other species as well. Both magnetite and azurite are uncommon at this prolific locality, and specimens range from about 3.5cm to 8cm across @ just 15.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each. Heavy and quite ugly!

BAHIANITE- Garimpo de Morro, Paramirim, Bahia, Brazil
Pebbles of stream-rounded crystalline bahianite, without matrix. An aluminum antimonite, bahianite from the type locality occurs as smooth vitreous darkish brown nuggets, sizes about 0.5 cm to nearly 1.4cm across @ 20.00, 27.50 and 35.00 each.

BECQUERELITE w/ DEWINDTITE- Shinkolobwe, Katanga, (ex-Zaire), Dem Rep Congo
A pair of superb mounted micro specimens, recently uncovered in the ex-Julius Weber/Louis Perloff Collection material purchased several years ago, comprised of glassy orange crystals of becquerelite richly scattered among glassy yellow dewindtite, associated with platy green torbernite crystals as well. Colorful, rich and uncommon uranium assemblage that is a delight to view under the 'scope. Only two available @ 125.00 each.

CALCITE- Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota
From the famous barite locality, we have a small selection of attractive, deep golden rhombs on matrix, some oddly elongated and reaching 1.2cm tall, or as thickly intergrown sheaves of equally fine colored material surrounding minor matrix. Quite attractive and very modestly priced specimens, sizes from small TNs to 6cm across @ just 8.50, 15.00, 24.00 and 35.00 each. Good looking specimens from a classic locality!

CASSITERITE with TOPAZ etc.- Altenberg, Saxony, Germany
Toothy striated translucent dull brown plates of siderite cover one side of this somewhat flattened specimen, the other side showing light pink crystals of calcite (?) and a few small, clear elongated topaz crystals over quartz matrix. Small dark brown to nearly black cassiterite specks dot the specimen as well. This old, numbered specimen is accompanied by an E. William Heinrich label. A great locality piece, overall size is 8x7cm @ 75.00.

CERUSSITE- Tschach Khuni Mine, Anarak, Iran
The skeletal bladed habit of translucent white cerussite progressively covers a coarse thumbnail-sized matrix. The largest fully developed crystal plate is about 8mm wide and has many smaller interpenetrating "fins" protruding from it's sides. A classic reticulated habit for the locality, overall size is 3.2x2.5x2cm @ 50.00.

CHALCOPHYLLITE (ERINITE)- Majuba Hill, Pershing Co., Nevada
Micro platy crystals of blue-green chalcophyllite nicely scattered in vugs and on exposed seams on matrix. Classic U.S. locality, excellent micro potential matrix sizes from 1.5cm to 3cm @ 8.50, 12.50 and 20.00; larger but usually less finely crystallized hand specimens to 7cm @ 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each. Attractive!

CHRYSOBERYL (CATS EYE TWINS)- Rio das Pratinhas, Arataca, Bahia, Brazil
An unusual occurrence of pale green, somewhat gemmy chrysoberyl, here as flattened "V" shaped twins without matrix that show a minor chatoyant cats eye when viewed in strong, directed light.Neat crystals, averaging about 1cm to 1.3cm @ just 15.00 and 20.00 each, depending on quality.

CLARKEITE w/ URANINITE etc.- Fanny Gouge Mine, nr. Micaville, North Carolin
Tiny fragments of highly radioactive black uraninite that include small particles of deep brownish orange clarkeite, zircon, mica and potentially other species. Old Cureton material from a great locality, available as tiny fragments in a capsule @ 30.00.

FIVEGITE- Tsentral'nyi Mine, Mt. Rasvumchorr, Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from the Khibiny alkaline massif in the Kola Peninsula, occurring as both partial pseudomorphs after coarse, prismatic crystals of delhayelite and as microscopic monomineralic water clear aggregates typically no more than 0.5cm across embedded in matrix. The mineral is fluorescent (LW strong pink, SW very weak white with lilac tint), and is named for Russian geologist and mining engineer Mikhail Pavlovich Fiveg (1899-1986),leader of the first prospecting team in the Khibing apatite deposits in 1928-1933. Formula: a2[AlSi7O17(O2-xOHx0][(H2O)2-xOHx)]Cl, orthorhombic, IMA #2009-067. Fivegite is a member of the rhodesite mero-plesiotype series of minerals, closely related to delhayelite and hydrodelhayelite. The mineral occurs in a pegmatitic matrix comprised largely of potassic feldspar, nepheline, aegirine and sodalite, occasionally with lesser alkali amphibole, eudialyte, lomonsovite, lamprophyllite, pectolite, hydrodelhayelite etc.. Specimens range in size from 2cm to 3.5cm, priced according to quality and coverage @ 120.00 and 150.00, a very few to 5cm @ 200.00 each. Type locality, studied material, of course.

FLUORITE with GALENA- Badenweiler, Southern Black Forest, Germany
Water clear fluorite cubic crystals to 8mm with rounded, beveled corners, richly covering matrix. Minor galena curls around one edge of this old sample as well! This is a numbered specimen with a saw-cut base, accompanied by an old Schortmann's Minerals label. Overall size is 6x4x3.5cm @ 60.00.

HALITE- Rhodes Salt Marsh, Esmeralda Co., Nevada
Clusters of translucent white halite crystals showing good cubic forms, intergrown into attrcative groups without matrix. A few specimens have individual crystals as large as 1.5cm wide, all quite attractive. Cluster sizes range from 1.5cm to 3.5cm @ just 5.00, 7.50 and 10.00; with a few larger groups from 4cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each. Nice, but don't put them in the fish tank with your guppies!

HAMBERGITE- Anjanaboroina, Madagascar
From an old lot we acquired from the late Richard V. Gaines (gainesite) many years ago, we have a few beige colored crystal prism fragments of this beryllium borate, known from only a few locations world-wide, all matrix-free. Each crystal measures about 4mm to 7mm long, and these are available at just 15.00, 20.00 and 25.00 ea.

HEDYPHANE- Langban, Varmland, Sweden
One of the several similar appearing apatite group minerals from Langban, hedyphane occurs as dense, tan to white almost resinous masses in manganophyllite and typical ore matrix. Only weakly fluorescent, we have a nicely priced selection from 3cm to 8cm @ just 25.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 65.00 each.

HEMIMORPHITE- Dauntless Mine, White Pine Co., Nevada
We have located a small lot of specimens comprised of transparent to translucent white hemimorphite blades to 1cm tall perched in and on a dense, hard, pale brown vuggy rock matrix, here from an interesting locality that has received little notariety. Specimen sizes range from about 4cm to 8cm across @ just 8.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each; one larger 13x7cm specimen @ 65.00!

HEULANDITE-Sr- Lepkhe-Nel'm, Lovozero, Kola, Russia
This Sr-dominant heulandite species was first described from Italy, and has recently been analyzed and confirmed from here as well. Specimens show tiny colorless brushes of transparent tabular crystals of this rare zeolite perched on natrolite in matrix. Only a few on hand, sizes from about 1.5cm to 3cm @ 40.00 and 60.00 each, depending on size and coverage.

HYDROXYLHERDERITE- Piaui, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Unusually large, blocky single crystals of greyish, transparent to translucent hydroxylherderite without matrix, many with micro embedded needles of dark tourmaline evident on some faces. These stout crystals start at about 2.4cm and reach up to 3.2cm tall and are priced at just 35.00 and 45.00 each. Excellent for this uncommon Ca-Be-phosphate species!

KENTROLITE- Big Chief Mi, Hillsboro, Sierra Co. New Mexico
From one of the premier localities for teh species, kentrolite occurs here as black, submetallic orthorhombic micro crystals, aggregates and globular, radiating groups scattered in seams and vugs on matrix, some of the better specimens associated with rare transparent, colorless, hexagonal vanadinite crystals as well! Excellent micro material, priced according to size, richness and associations, overall from 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each.

MARICITE- Big Fish River, Yukon Territory, Canada
Maricite occurs as dark brownish to greyish radiating crystalline aggregates in portions of phosphate nodules, associated with dark grey-blue vivianite. Quite rare, and from a grizzly infested locality only accessable by helicopter (ie, hard to reach!), ex-Mark Mauthner collection. We have just a few specimens, from 2.5cm to 5cm, at 45.00, 65.00, and 85.00 each.

MIGUELROMEROITE- Veta Negra Mine, Copiapo, Atacama, Chile
This NEW SPECIES was origianlly labelled as villyaellenite from this locality, but a subsequent discovery in Mapimi led to a redefinition of the hureaulite group, with this new mineral as the Mn-analog of sainfeldite. Formula: MnMn2Mn2(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2*4H2O - monoclinic; IMA #2008-066. It occurs as attractive, pink to magenta micro sheaves and sprays perched in wad matrix, typically with modest micro potential as well, overall matrix sizes from 1.5cm to 5cm across @ just 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each.

NATROJAROSITE- nr. Boa Vista, Galileia, M.G., Brazil
Minute, golden colored wedge-shaped crystals and aggregates of natrojarosite are nicely scattered across pale pink phosphosideriteon on matrix. Attractive micro material for this uncommon mineral and its associated species, overall specimen sizes ranging from about 1cm to 1.6cm across @ just 17.50 and 25.00 each, depending on quality.

NEPSKOEITE- Nepskoe, Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia
We first offered this NEW SPECIES when first described and quickly sold out. Now, we have a few more, occurring as minute white spherules of bundled aggregates without matrix. Formula: Mg4Cl(OH)7-6H2O and IMA-approved. Type locality material, offered as a minute ball to 1mm in a capsule @ 95.00 each. Only a few
available!

OXYPHLOGOPITE- Rothenberg Quarry, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
This NEW SPECIES occurs as small, dark brown to black prismatic lamellar crystals to a few millimeters on the walls of small cavities in alkaline basalt and rock matrix. Formula: K(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2 - monoclinic, IMA #2009-069. The mineral is often associated with nepheline, plagioclase, sanidine, augite and diopside, occasionally with minor magnetite as well, some with modest micro potential, too. Specimens range in size from about 2cm to nearly 5cm across @ 75.00, 95.00 and 125.00 each.

PARKERITE- Otjabrsky, Noril'sk, Siberia, Russia
This rare Ni-Bi sulfide occurs as a well defined inclusions in hisingerite and chalcopyrite, associated with silver, cassiterite and a number of other species. An unusual association set, this 1cm ore sample is in a 2.5cm probe mount and is accompanied by two SEM photos, an X-ray spectra and quantitative chemistry plus long association list. Only one available @ 165.00.

QUARTZ (Doubly Terminated)- Sichuan Province, P.R. China
From a relatively recent find, we have a small lot of doubly terminated quartz crystals without matrix. The smaller specimens are comprised of elongated single crystals about 4cm tall, all showing sharp terminations at both ends, typically as simple pyramids at one end, multiple pyramids at the other @ 7.50. The larger specimens are considerably more bizarre, most as odd scepters, offset intergrowths or strangely included (with ???) transparent, stouter crystals, groups to 5cm and quite thick @ 30.00. Neat stuff!

QUARTZ pseudo @ FOSSIL WOOD- Weller Coal Measures, Victoria Land, Antarctica
Solid, browinsh black pieces of somewhat flattened and striated fossilized Dadoxylon Allani, a prehistoric Glossoptera tree, collected from the central Allan Hills in Eastern Antarctica, a rare locality material never before offered! While some would be content to simply call this a "petrified wood", the term glosses over the 260 million year old uniqueness of this Permian age fossil pseudomorph. Only a few specimens available, sizes from about 2.5cm to 5cm across, all showing modest structure at just 20.00 and 40.00 each. Super locality pieces!

SCHEELITE (FL)- Guadalupana Mi, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
Old stuff recently uncovered in our warehouse, comprised of honey-yellow, crude single crystals with one face cleaved, average size about 1.4cm long and matrix-free, all brilliantly fluorescent, of course, @ 40.00 each; one 2cm crystal aggregate, likewise pure, at just 55.00. List alternates!

SPHALERITE with GALENA- Platteville, Grant Co., Wisconsin
An old specimen, circa 1900, donated to the Michigan College of Mines by F.W. McNair, well known mining engineer, geologist and one-time Vice President and Chairman of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This monster piece shows a dull greenish grey, pitted thin surface coating of smithsonite over some of the brown sphalerites, with a large, nearly black galena mass of about 4cm perched in the middle of this 15x11cm flat ore specimen. Probably an expert mid-west collector could pinpoint the mine on this one, but we will let it go as McNair labelled it as simply Platteville (he also missed the "e"), sure that someone will lust for this one at just 145.00 based on the locality alone, complete with beat up label! Heavy!

STRENGITE var: BARRANDITE- Lucin Hill, Box Elder Co., Nevada
Pale grey to greenish balls of tightly packed radiating Al-rich strengite (variety barrandite) on hard silaceous matrix, some with minor white carbonate-fluorapatite scattered about as well. Interesting micro material for this uncommon strengite variety, sizes from about 1.5cm to 3cm @ 5.00, 7.50 and 10.00 each. Neat!

THOROSTEENSTRUPINE- Chergilen, East Siberia, Russia
From the type locality, tiny single grains (<1mm) of this rare mineral, occurring as pure, minute dark brown single crystals without matrix. The first we have been able to re-supply in more than 15 years, single capsules @ just 45.00 each!

TURQUOISE- Majkojyn, nr. Zhilandy, Kazakhstan
From the 2006 find, these are exceptionally attractive nodules of bright blue turquoise, most showing attractive dark brown rims and a variety of spider-webbed color bands and circles of various shades of blue. These have been neatly sliced and are professionally polished nodule halves with rough exteriors on one side and beautiful blue turquoise on the other! From an obscure locality, these colorful nodules range from about 2cm to 4cm across, priced according to size and aesthetics @ 35.00, 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each. See our website Photo Gallery for a typical specimen!

URANPYROCHLORE- Hybla, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
Dark brownish black resinous masses, to 1 cm, of uranpyrochlore variety ellsworthite are scattered like raisens in pudding, through a ruddy calcite matrix. Larger hand-sized specimens, with Joe Cilen collection label, averaging 9cm @ 65.00!

WHITLOCKITE- Tip Top Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
Minute, clear rhombohedral crystals of whitlockite sparsely scattered on quartz. Interesting older specimens, ranging in size from about 2.5cm to 5x3cm @ 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each, depending on coverage.

WURTZITE- RR cut at Wittmer, nr. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
This is an interesting specimen not so much for its mineralogy, but for its pedigree and locality. The piece consists of a medium gray chunk of fossiliferous limestone with individual fossils to 2.5 cm and some rather non-descript black grains to 2mm which constitute the wurtzite. The impressive pedigree of this specimen (labels provided) includes Peter Zodac, founder of the journal "Rocks and Minerals", and Joe Cilen, 1916-1997, prolific collector [23,000+ specimens!]. The Zodac label has additional locality and historic information on it, including a date of Aug 23, 1947. Specimen size is 8x5.5x3.5 cm @ 55.00.

ZINCROSASITE w/ SMITHSONITE- Sherman Tunnel, Lake Co., Colorado
This relatively rare species occurs here as pale blue botryoidal micro knobs nicely scattered on matrix, most associated with frosty smithsonite as well. Analytically confirmed (copy accompanies each sample), and a new species for Colorado from this excellent locality, sizes from about 2cm to nearly 8cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each. Attractive!

BOOKS

GLOSSARY OF OBSOLETE MINERAL NAMES by Peter Bayliss
Perhaps the most useful modern reference to old mineral nomenclature, this excellent, 235 page compilation by Peter Bayliss is a hardcover volume that alphabetically lists over 30,000 obsolete varietal names that have appeared in the literature. Importantly, each entry is provided with the modern recognized identification and is also footnoted with the reference for further investigation if needed. One of the most useful books to which we frequently refer, it is a highly recommended addition to your library, now at the discounted price of just 32.00 plus shipping while the dwindling supply lasts! Buy it, and use it often!


EQUIPMENT and STUFF

MISSABI MINING TRAIN- O-27 Gauge - Complete Ready to Run Set
Just in time for the holidays: we have a few fully operational 0-27 gauge electric train sets with a mining theme, based on the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range railroad. The set is nicely boxed and complete with an MP-15 diesel engine, three ore cars, an operating search light car and work caboose, 115V power pack, track, telephone poles, three buildings and a remote uncoupling track, all ready to go! Makes a great conversation piece for your mineral room or around your holiday tree, or give it as a neat gift! While supply lasts for this out-of-production set, just 295.00 per set, plus shipping costs for about 20lbs. Be a kid again with this Lionel/K-Line set!

CATALOG 20908 - Vol. XXXVI, No. 8- All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted October 15, 2009.

All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Be sure to visit us at the New York City Gem & Mineral Show, Nov. 7 & 8, Holiday Inn - Midtown @ 440 W. 57 Street!

ACANTHITE-ARGENTITE- St. Andreasburg, Harz Mtns., Germany
Dull grey argentite richly disseminated comprising about half of the matrix as rich veins while emerging in one place as a highly modified crystal aggregate about 1cm in size that shows several sharp faces of a elongated an distorted crystal group! A fine, old classic, Ex-Thomas J. Campbell collection (co-author of second edition of the Encyclopedia of Minerals) with a handwritten, non-descript label. Overall size is 5x4cm @ 200.00.

ANHYDRITE- Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
A marvelous specimen comprised of solid white spears and sharp, spiky aggregated crystals of anhydrite without matrix, forming a complex, small hand specimen reminiscent of "cactus calcite" of many years ago. Probably the finest sample of this divergent, crystallized type we have seen in many years, this attractive and rather unique specimen measures about 6x5cm and is just 135.00!

BADDELEYITE- Bakwanga, Kasai Province, Congo
From an old lot, ex-Southwest Scientific Company of Scottsdale, a small lot of individual, pure placer nuggets of baddeleyite without matrix, all showing typical brownish-black color. The nodules average 4mm to 5mm and are offered at just 12.50 each from this old locality!

BERYL variety GOSHENITE- Sao Geraldodo Baixio, M.G., Brazil
Superb, water-clear, colorless beryl variety goshenite forming complex, etched crystal masses and strange "floaters" without matrix. Similar to some of the old aquamarines of like-habit from many years ago, these are quite attractive and gemmy. Only a few specimens on hand, sizes averaging about 4cm @ 55.00 each. One exceptional 5x4cm thick, glassy sample @ 125.00!

BISMUTHINITE and WAVELLITE- Llallagua, Bolivia
Lusterous grey metallic crystalline aggregates of flattened and elongated bismuthinite to nearly 3cm long embedded in a grey, punky matrix. Vitreous coatings of off-white botryoidal and radiating wavellite appear in several seams as well along one end of the sample. An interesting but rather ugly specimen, it is greatly enhanced by the accompanying South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Museum of Geology label via Thomas J. Campbell collection. Overall size is 7x5cm @ 125.00.

CHALCOSIDERITE w/ HISINGERITE- Wheal Phoenix Mine, Cornwall, England
Many green micro crystals of chalcosiderite dust a matrix of vesicular hematitic ore on these examples from the type locality for this species. Resinous brown hisingerite also lines cavities in the pock-marked matrix. Old stuff from a classic locality, all with good micro potential as well, sizes 2cm to 5cm @ 12.50, 20.00, and 35.00 each. Nice!

CHIVRUAITE- Chivruai River Valley, Lovozero, Russia
Minute single grains of colorless chivruaite mounted on small, boxed disks, these from the type locality in the Kola Peninsula! A rare silicate mineral, we have only two specimens of this rarity that were IMA-approved in 2004. The first we have ever been able to obtain, don't miss these, available at just 135.00 each. List alternates!

CYMRITE- Pancheco Pass, Santa Clara Co., California
Thin, pearly white seams and films of cymrite scattered in and on a jadeite greywacke rock matrix. Mildly fluorescent (purple SW) material, collected many years ago by Forrest Cureton, sizes from 2cm to 5cm @ just 15.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

CYRILOVITE- Monarch Iron Mine, Iron Knob, S.A., Australia
Earthy yellow-green micro crystals of cyrilovite encrust irregular botryoidal forms on a matrix of iron oxide ore, some perhaps being pseudomorphs after strengite as was reported from the locality many years ago. Specimens with modest micro potential, sizes 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each.

FLUORITE- Rosiclaire Level, Crystal Mine, Illinois
From an old hoard of early fluorite from this Hardin County locality, we have uncovered a substantial lot of cubic fluorite groups, most showing deep purple color with more transparent to translucent yellow areas within many crystals, typical of this pre-Cave in Rock fluorite first mined in the 1950's! Available as relatively clean and aesthetic groups from about 2cm to 7.5cm @ 5.00, 7.50, 10.00, 15.00, 20.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each, far below current market prices! One huge, skeletal mass of yellow and purple fluorite about 25cm+ across @ just 450.00!!! Attractive stuff from a classic locality!

FLUORO-SODIC-FERROPEDRIZITE- Sutlug River, Tuva Republic, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as slender, elongated aggregates well-scattered in small matrix samples, here from the type locality. Formula: NaLi2(Fe2Al2Li)(Si6Al2)O22F2 - monoclinic - IMA #2008-070, a new amphibole group member (with a ridiculously long name!). Specimens average about 1cm across @ 135.00 each. Only a few available; list alternates!

FRIEDELITE- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Fine, rich pinkish to red-brown serpentine-like veins of friedelite richly running through matrix, comprised of an ore block of brilliantly fluorescent (SW green) "troostite" willemite with franklinite and calcite. These are good pieces measuring about 5cm to 8cm across @ 25.00 and 35.00 each, one larger 13x6cm specimen @ 65.00.

GREIFENSTEINITE on GORMANITE- Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small, coppery-brown elongated micro rods of greifensteinite scattered on deep, murky green radiating sprays and filaments of attractive micro gormanite comprising matrix, occasionally with broader, flattened brownish crystals of eosphorite. Superior micro material in these small TN-size specimens that average about 1.5cm across, mounted in a TN box @ just 45.00 each. Cool stuff!

HUEMULITE- The Fish, Eureka Co., Nevada
From an old hoard of Cureton material recently uncovered, this uncommon vanadate occurs as dull yellowish crusts and filmy coatings well scattered on matrix. Described in 1965 from Argentina, it has been found in few places since it's initial discovery, offered here as matrix specimens from 2cm to 4cm across @ just 20.00 and 40.00, a few large 7cm samples @ 80.00 each.

HULSITE- Brooks Mountain, Seward Peninsula, Alaska
This rare borate forms small black aggregates well scattered in matrix, here from the type locality. These specimens were from material collected by the author (A. Knopf) after its description in 1908 and subsequently donated to the University of California, the source for these old samples. In 1975, the same material was used by Yamnova et al in the species' structural determination! Each specimen is accompanied by a copy of the UC label and notes, overall sample sizes from 1.5cm to 3cm @ 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each, a 7x5cm specimen @ 250.00.

HYDROHETAEROLITE- Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Dark brownish black aggregates of hydrohetaerolite well scattered in massive Mn-oxide matrix, typically intergrown with drusy chalcophanite and possibly other, similarly ugly, phases. Specimens range in size from about 4cm to 6cm across, priced at just 15.00 and 25.00 each, guaranteed to get your hands dirty!

JIMBOITE- Rito Mine, Azuma Mura, Seta-Gun, Japan
From a small lot originally acquired by Forrest Cureton from Japanese researchers, we have a few small samples of this rare mineral, occurring as brownish granular masses with a slight purplish tint sparsely scattered in pale carbonate matrix. Ugly stuff but rarely offered, small samples from 4mm to 1.2cm @ 45.00, 65.00 and 85.00 each.

KIRKIITE- Aghios Philippos Deposit, Kirkii, Greece
This exceptionally rare species occurs here as dull greyish sooty masses sparsely scattered on metallic bismuthinite matrix. X-ray confirmed, type locality material, only one specimen available, 4x3cm @ 600.00. Outstanding, representative specimen for a rare mineral, collected in 1995!

KLYUCHEVSKITE- Main Fracture, Tolbachik, Kamchatka Russia
From the original find at the type locality, we have a pair of small specimens of klyuchevskite about 3mm across showing olive green aggregates of this rare copper mineral perched on matrix. Although approved more than 20 years ago, little has reached the specimen market, and it is moderately attractive, as are many copper minerals. Modest micro potential, each boxed sample is 145.00. List alternates!

LANGITE on CHALCOCITE- Majuba Hill, Pershing Co., Nevada
From an old find, we have a few specimens of heavy, chalcocite ore pockmarked with vugs showing pale blue druses of langite moderately well scattered on these interesting specimens. An uncommon assemblage from this prolific locality, some with modest micro potential as well, specimens range from about 2cm to 4cm across @ 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

LERMONTOVITE- Beshtau Mine, Northern Caucasus, Russia
This old and abandoned uranium mine is the type (and only!) locality for this rare phosphate of tetravalent uranium, found on Mt. Beshtau and recently studied in depth by Russian mineralogists to confirm its identity and validity. We have a few, very tiny dark greyish green to nearly black botryoids of lermontovite on hand, all packaged in a small vial @ just 55.00 each.

LIMONITE pseudo @ SIDERITE- 9 Mine, Thackeringa, N.S.W., Australia
Rusty yellow-brown slabs of 2cm thickness are covered on one side with limonite pseudos after siderite. These take the form of interlocking wafers standing on end in moderate relief. Interesting material, sizes from 2.5cm to 7cm @ just 12.50, 17.50, 25.00 and 35.00 each.

MALACHITE pseudo @ AZURITE- Mina Milpillas, Curitaca, Sonora, Mexico
Attractive, deep green felted malachite forming rich, solid pseudomorphs after elongated and radiating azurite crystal laths. There is little or no rock matrix attached to these colorful specimens, and we have just a few from this excellent, new locality to offer. Sizes average about 4.5cm at only 25.00 each. Nice!

MOLYBDENITE- Ashdown Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada
Rich lusterous metallic grey massive molybdenite ocurring with or without various amounts of translucent white quartz, either as thick streamers running through matrix or as more solid moly-only material. Sizes from 2.5cm to 9cm priced according coverage @ 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00. Neat and obscure locality stuff!

NIGGLIITE in TAIMYRITE- Taimyersky Mine, Norilsk, Russia
A minute grain (~1mm) of type locality taimyrite showing several microscopic inclusions of niggliite as well. The sample is accompanied by two SEM images (1 backscatter), as well as spectra for both species. A nicely documented grain for both of these rare minerals @ just 225.00.

PHENAKITE- Upper Browns Canyon, Mt. Antero, Colorado
Translucent pale yellow to off-white crystals of phenakite, without matrix. Originally collected by Art Montgomery, these nearly complete trigonal crystals of beryllium silicate are about 0.5 cm across and are reasonably priced at just 20.00 each.

PHOSGENITE- Santa Ana, Tocopilla, Chile
Heavy, dense phosgenite specimens showing richly scattered, crude and resinous phosgenite masses and crystalline aggregates filling major portions of each matrix sample. Untested for micro potential, these are large enough and sufficiently rich to warrant breaking down and careful searching under the 'scope. Specimens from 4cm to 6cm across @ 45.00 and 65.00 each.

PYRARGYRITE etc.- Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Dark, brilliant red black pyrargyrite microcrystals in various forms, free-standing in quartz-crystal filled vugs within a large open veinlet some 4cm long and up to 1.5cm wide in grey rock matrix. The species is accompanied by several other associated silver minerals with many interesting crystal habits, likely to yield acanthite, possibly friesenlebenite or argyrodite and who knows what else! Much analytical work would likely uncover a variety of rarities in this single, micro-rich specimen. An old, classic locality piece, ex-Colorado Geological Industries sample (with their label) via Thomas J. Campbell collection. Overall size is 6x5cm @ 350.00.

PYRITE pseduo @ BRACHIOPOD- Sea Way Quarry, Sylvania, Ohio
Well-formed, complete bi-valved brachiopods without matrix, all showing a dull, pyritized exterior but still showing very sharp shell lines and other features. The specimens are moderately large, reaching up to 5cm across, and very well preserved @ just 24.00 each. Only a few available; please list alternates!

PYROMORPHITE- Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
A generous coating of thousands of lusterous dark green pyromorphite crystal prisms up to 2mm in size encrusting a translucent white matrix. From a long defunct Dana locality, one of the most sought-after pyromorphite localities among the classics. This sample is moderately attractive, overall size is 9x5x4.5cm @ 150.00. Many smaller samples on hand; please inquire for desired size/price range.

QUARTZ var AMETHYST on CALCITE- Paymaster Decline, White Pine Co., Nevada
Attractive (!) specimens of very pale lavander amethyst in rich druses covering one or more generations of calcite, the latest forming as white knobby botryoids perched around these delicate and interesting specimens. No ugly species here, just handsome samples from the large and complex Paymaster Decline, with the amethyst coloration similar to Hall Mine creedite specimens of many years ago. Just nice to look at, these frothy specimens range from 2.5cm up to 8cm across @ very reasonable prices of 5.00, 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each, all with micro potential as well!

RHODONITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
An old specimen comprised of rich, pink rhodonite cleavages, with a number of crude, rhodonite crystals to 2+cm scattered on top of white calcite and black franklinite ore, with small amounts of brownish andadite garnet and black mica as well. A rather colorful specimen with a number of dings that do not detract from the appearance of the overall ore assemblage specimen. A hefty piece about 10x9cm @ just 125.00, with Franklin Mineral Museum
label as well.

SCHWARTZEMBERGITE- Union Minera, Sierra Gorda, Chile
Perhaps some of the best material to be found in years, these specimens show excellent, yellow to orange-brown, flattened pyramidal micro crystals richly scattered on matrix. Quite attractive under the 'scope and from a relatively new (and analytically confirmed) locality. Specimens with superior micro potential, matrix sizes averaging a generous 5cm @ 85.00 each. Excellent!

SPHALERITE- Trixie Mine, Tintic District, Utah
Minute dark brown to nearly black sharp micro crystals of sphalerite in vugs, some with quartz crystals and pyrite. Interesting for the locality, sizes average 2cm @ only 10.00 per lot of 3! Limit one lot per order, please.

STETINDITE- Stetind, Tysfjord, Nordland, Norway
This NEW SPECIES occur as minute acicular crystals sparsely scattered in vugs, typically colorless to slightly yellowish, typically reaching about 1mm or less. Formula: CeSiO4, tetragonal, IMA #2008-035. We have a small lot of specimens from one of the authors, all with arrows and showing good micro potential, matrix sizes averaging about 2+cm @ 155.00 each. Only a few available, type locality, of course!!!

TITANITE (SPHENE)- Capelinha Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Five gemmy chisel-pointed crystals of green titanite on top of a cluster of smaller millimeter size crystals comprising matrix. The largest crystal is 2.5x1.5x0.7cm and doubly terminated, with the other crystals decreasing progressively in size down to about 1.5cm tall. A rather gemmy and relatively damage-free piece from this classic locality. The specimen is accompanied by a handwritten W. L. Roberts label from his time at the School of Mines in Rapid City (robertsite, pararobertsite). Overall size is 4x3x2.5cm @ 245.00.

WINSTANLEYITE- Grand Central Mine, Tombstone, Arizona
Minute, pale yellow to tan micro crystalline interstitial aggregates and extremely small cubes and druses of winstanleyite very sparsely scattered in seams and vugs, occasionally with green rodalquilarite and ubiquitious crystalized brownish orange jarosite that has replaced pyrite. Named for Betty Jo Winstanley, the primary donor of the Williams Laboratory to the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy. Type locality material originally supplied by Dr. Sidney Williams who described the species, other Te-minerals may be found here! Sizes range from about 2cm to 7cm @ 40.00, 65.00, 90.00 and 125.00 each depending on quality and size.

WOLLASTONITE- Alpine Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada
Pure, white aggregates of non-fluorescent wollastonite richly comprising matrix. From the Nightingale district, these are sometimes hosts to tiny scheelite aggregates that will show up under SW UV. Only a few samples availabel, sizes from about 3cm to 6cm across @ 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

BOOKS

CRYSTAL CHEMICAL- CLASSIFICATION OF MINERALS by A.S. Povarennykh
A classic work by this famous Russian mineralogist that outlined and detailed a classification of mineral species, introducing a new approach to crystal chemical classification and mineral nomenclature. Bound in two volumes and comprising some 760+ pages, this long out-of-print work is one of the great English-translated monographs in geosciences, offered here in excellent condition @ just 150.00 for both volumes!

COLLECTIONS

MEXICAN MICROMOUNTS- Various localities in Mexico
If you are a capable micro identifier, we have a great deal for you! When we purchased the Weber/Perloff Collection, there were many hundreds (thousands?) of unmounted and largely unlabelled specimens that were housed in flats that were simply sorted by country. This month, we are offering Mexican Micro Collections from that gigantic hoard, fully 25 unmounted and unlabelled specimens ranging from 1.5cm to 3cm across @ just 25.00 per collection! They are all from Mexico, but that's all we can tell you! You do the work and reap the savings, as all will be micro-worthy. What a deal!

GEMS

CITRINE- Minas Gerais, Brazil
Select, top gem quality, fancy-cut, faceted citrines, offered here in exquisitely cut stones weighing between 10 carats and 20 carats each! These are all fancy cuts that include shields, roll tops and a host of other free-form gems that maximize the superb clarity and deep orange-yellow color of the stones, priced at 120.00, 165.00, 210.00 and 240.00 each, all depending on size! Large and breath-taking additions to your gem collection. Wow!

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ALEKSANDROVITE- Dara-i-Pioz, Tien Shan, Tadjikistan
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute inclusions in polished sections of baratovite, occasionally associated with pabstite, calcite and/or albite. Formula: KCa7Sn2Li3Si12O36F2, monoclinic, IMA # 2009-004, the Sn-analog of baratovite. We have three tiny grains, each in a 2cm probe mount and accompanied by a large backscatter SEM image and X-ray spectra. Type locality material, of course, elegantly prepared, analyzed samples @ 295.00 each.

BARIANDITE- Duggan Adit, Uravan, Montrose Co., Colorado
From an old stash of this rare mineral, we have a few specimens of atypical, velvet-like brown fibrous bariandite as micro needles scattered on a black montroseite-uraninite ore matrix. One of the few known localities for the mineral, here in a highly unusual color, some of the better specimens with micro potential as well. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to nearly 6cm across @ 75.00, 100.00, 150.00 and 200.00 each. Rare!

BERTHIERITE- Braunsdorf, Saxony, Germany
Short fibrous needle-like metallic sprays of berthierite from blue-grey to violet in color in sparse clusters within grey and white rock matrix. Coverage s lean but good for the locality, this is an old numbered specimen accompanied by a Schortmann's Minerals label. Overall size is 7x5x3cm @ 55.00.

BOURNONITE- Trepca, Mitrovica, Yugoslavia
Pure lusterous metallic grey bournonite without matrix. The locality is known today as the Stari Trg Mine, Trepca complex, Trepca valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo (formerly Yugoslavia as labelled). The metallic bournonite shows the beginnings of a stout sixling crystal, some damage around edges, but otherwise outstanding for the locality, accompanied by a H. Maucher antique label. Overall size is 2.5x2.5cm @ 125.00.

BRITHOLITE-(Ce)- Hernia #2 Mi, Raymond, Boulder Co., Colorado
This little-known claim yielded massive britholite-(Ce) as dark brownish black to reddidh brown masses scattered in matrix, occasionally with bastnaesite or possibly other phases. Old material uncovered in our warehouse, specimens from about 2cm to 7cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each. Ugly stuff but from an obscure locality near Raymond, a few miles NW of Jamestown.

BRUCITE variety NEMALITE- Hoboken, Hudson Co., New Jersey
From the type locality for the species, we have two small specimens of brucite (variety nemalite), both ex-Oxford University and erroneously noted as "Hoboken, New York". The mineral occurs as somewhat pearly, platy aggregates comprising a seam in matrix, each specimen with a small adhereed numbering label. Specimens are 2.5cm @ 40.00 and a considerably richer 3.5cm specimen @ 60.00. List alternates!

CANCRINITE- French River, Ontario, Canada
Surprisingly rich masses of deep yellow cancrinite largely comprising matrix, these showing excellent color and typical, somewhat greasy luster. SOme may have minor nepheline and/or feldspar as well, but these are excellent reference samples for the mineral, overall sizes ranging from about 3.5cm to 5cm across @ just 9.00 and 15.00 ea.

EPIDOTE- Santo Domingo, Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile
From an old lot, we have a handful of epidote specimens showing olive to deep green aggregates and small crystals of epidote richly comprising matrix, some with minor magnetite, pyrite, chlorite and possibly other species. An interesting assemblage from an uncommon locality, specimens from about 2.5cm to 7+cm @ just 6.00, 12.50, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

EPIDOTE- Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Alaska
Stout twinned crystals of well-terminated epidote with little or no matrix, these collected in 1973 and from the Scott Williams Collection. From one of the classic U.S. localities for the mineral, Prince of Wales Island speicmens are increasingly difficult to find in the market. These fine crystals stand about 2.5cm tall and are offered at just 35.00 each, most in TN Boxes with Scott's label.

FREIBERGITE- Bunker Hill Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho
Greyish metallic masses of freibergite admixed with visually similar silver-bearing tetrahedrite scattered in matrix, most associated with pale brownish siderite and quartz. Old Cureton material from many years ago, specimens from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each, depending on richness.

GALENA- Stribro, Plzen Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Highly modified galena crystals to 1cm richly covering thin white crystalline quartz in planar veins exposed from matrix. Accompanied by a Museum Regni Bohemiae (Czech National Museum) label. An old, classic specimen with excellent pedigree, overall size is 7.5x5cm @ 90.00.

GROSSULAR- Nightingale District, Pershing Co., Nevada
From a remarkable new find, wonderful crystal groups of grossular garnet richly comprising matrix! These show excellent reddish brown color with well developed crystals and high luster, perhaps the finest garnets ever found in the state! Our anlaytical work shows these to be a slightly iron-rich grossular that approaches andradite, but clearly Al-dominant nonetheless. These attractive specimens range from about 2.5cm to nearly 8cm across, priced at just 8.00, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00, 60.00 and 85.00 each, with a few to 100.00. Don't miss these, soon to be noted in Mineralogical Record's Springfield Show report!!!

HEMATITE pseudo @ MAGNETITE- Vulcan Payun, Mendoza, Argentina
When these remarkable specimens came out several years ago from this Altiplano de Payun Matru region, they were hugely expensive and created quite a stir as folks agonized over their legitimacy. The dust has settled, and these remarkable pseudo's are now much more affordable, all showing very sharp octahedrons to 2cm showing excellent habit and bright, specular luster, many with skeltal hopper forms on some of the major faces. Attractive specimens that display nicely, overall sizes from 4cm to nearly 6cm groups, very reasonably priced @ just 40.00, 55.00 and 65.00 each. Nice!

KUMTYUBEITE- Lakargi Mt., Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as colorless grains to 0.2mm across well scattered in spurrite matrix, associated with hydroellestadite, magnesioferite and other phases. Formula: Ca5(SiO4)2F2, monoclinic, teh F-dominant analog of reinhardbraunsite, IMA # 2008-045. Type locality material and co-type specimens, these as 2cm matrix samples, with a color photo and identifying overlay, plus full quantitative chemistry, only one available @ 295.00 each.

KUPLETSKITE- Junguni Hill, near Balaka, Malawi
From a Malawi find nearly ten years ago of this rare astrophyllite group mineral, we have a handful of kupletskite specimens, having typical golden to brown micaceous platy appearance, sometimes as rosettes or sprays, sparsely scattered in granitic matrix. From 2cm to 5cm @ 12.50, 20.00, and 35.00 each. List alternates.

LABRADORITE- Tabor Island, Nain, Labrador, N.F., Canada
From a classic locality, these are massive greyish aggregates of labradorite feldspar completely comprising matrix, most show some modest blue-yellow-green color flash along selected cleavage faces. Sizes from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ only 5.00, 10.00 and 15.00 each.

LAUMONTITE- Baltimore Co., Maryland
A very old specimen, accompanied by both a handwritten Krantz label as well as a Michigan College of Mines label! The laumontite occurs as small, pearly white rods to 3mm sparsely scattered in an exposed 2cm wide seam that runs the length of this 5x4cm specimen. A rare locality for the mineral, only one available @ 40.00. List alternates!

LINDGRENITE- Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile
Dark greem micro druses of lindgrenite well scattered on rock matrix, a little more striking than the Arizona material due to the darker color and better coverage of the specimens. Old material from many years ago, specimens from about 3cm to 10cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 60.00 each. Nice!

LIVEINGITE- Lengenbach, Binnental, Valais, Switzerland
One of the more unusual lead sulfosalt minerals from this locality, liveingite occurs as gray foliated aggregates and occasional striated prismatic crystals in sugary dolomite matrix, associated with pyrite and possibly other sulfosalts. Older material out of the Bern Museum, matrix sizes from 3cm to 6cm @ 45.00, 70.00, and 90.00.

LIVINGSTONITE- Huitzuco, Guerrero, Mexico
Rich metallic masses of greyish, intergrown needles of livingstonite richly scattered in matrix, usually associated with minor stibnite and possible other species. Fine older material, sizes from about 1cm to 4.5cm @ 15.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each.

LUDLOCKITE- Veta Negra Mine, Copiapo, Chile
A new find for this Tsumeb-classic mineral, here in coppery colored matted fibers and dusty aggregates in thin layers on one or more surfaces of rock matrix. These are less lustrous and paler than the Tsumeb material, but they are also remarkably less expensive and will provide some micro material with careful work. Overall sizes average a generous 4.5cm to 6cm @ 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each, depending on coverage and micro potential.

MALACHITE pseudo @ LINARITE- Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico
A sharp, 1.8cm tall flattened linarite crystal without matrix, here completely replaced by green, velvet-like malachite. An interesting pseudomorph from a classic U.S. locality, only one mounted TN @ 25.00.

MELLITE- Csordakhut, nr. Tatabanya, Hungary
Rather large, well developed tetragonal crystals (to 6mmm) and groups of translucent yellow to brownish mellite richly scattered on matrix. Excellent older locality material, fluorescent both SW & LW (bright blue-white to pale yellow-green), and quite good for the species. Sizes from 1.5cm to nearly 4cm @ 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each. A few with partially exposed, larger crystals to 2+cm on matrix @ 55.00 and 75.00 each.

OPAL- Wollo Region, Northeastern Ethiopia
We purchased a small lot of absolutely superb, brilliant fire opal from an Ethipian opal dealer recently, his locality information only provided as "Wollo Region", a small pre-independence province in the northeastern part of the country that has not existed (technically) in nearly 15 years! Specific locality aside, these small nodules, averaging about 1.5cm to 2cm across, have some of the best fire we have ever seen in African opal, with excellent greens, yellows, reds and every gelatinous piece, and far superior to the considerably more expensive material from Tumbalo and elsewhere! Only a few available, selected from a larger lot of costly cutting stock, these excellent, firey nodules with minor surrounding matrix are offered at just 60.00 each. Fine!

PHOENICOCHROITE- Union Minera, Sierra Gorda, Chile
A new find of this rare lead-chromate mineral, here as deep red, elongated micro crystals and sprays sparsely scattered in vugs in matrix, most associated with excellent, yellowish orange crystalline schwartzembergite, blue diaboleite aggregates etc.. Very colorful under the 'scope, perhaps the best occurrence of the species yet! Matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 5cm, priced according to micro quality and size @ 45.00, 85.00, and 150.00 each. Superb!

PLUMBOTSUMITE- Blue Bell Mine, San Bernadino Co., California
Minute, highly lustrous cleavages of clear to slightly bluish plumbotsumite in thin seams, often sandwiched among layers of sepiolite, chrysocolla and possibly other phases. Not much to look at, but a moderately unusual species, offered here at very affordable prices for 2-2.5cm specimens @ just 20.00 and 30.00 each. Limit one per customer!

PYRARGYRITE- St. Andreasberg, Harz, Germany
A hefty, largely flat piece of greyish metallic pyrargyrite richly scattered on and comprising matrix, associated with native arsenic. On one side there is some minor powdery white calcite (?) running down the center of a craggy seam. On the other side is a flatter and darker surface which has an odd crosshatched texture shot through with micro pyrargyrites! The specimen is accompanied by a University of California, Santa Barbara label indicating it was in the famous Bancroft Collection. Overall size is 6.5x4x3cm @ 350.00.

PYRITE- Champion Mn,Champion,Marquette Co., Michigan
A rich covering of bright pyrite masses shot through white quartz and attached to grey matrix with some intervening milky quartz. The original source of the specimen was Dr. L. Babcock, a mineralogist who studied and donated many Champion Mine specimens to the A.E. Seaman Museum. A flashy piece even though massive in form, overall size is 10x8x3cm @ 35.00.

PYROAURITE- Langban, Varmland, Sweden
Rather ugly stuff comprised of tiny, platy, colorless to beige pyroaurite scattered on matrix, occasionally associated with minor lizardite in massive carbonate matrix. Not much to look at, collected during the final days of mining at the locality, specimens from about 2cm to 5cm across @ just 8.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

PYROCHLORE var. "KOPPITE"- Voigtsberg, Breisgau, Germany
Small dark red-brown crystals of pyrochlore (var. koppite) about 1mm in size sparsely occuring in grey matrix. One crystal pyramid is indicated by an arrow pinpointing the mineral. This is an old numbered specimen accompanied by a Schortmann's Minerals label; a great locality piece! Overall size is 5.5x5x3.5cm @ 40.00.

ROSENBUSCHITE- Wind Mt., Otero Co., New Mexico
Extremely small, pale yellow acicular crystals and aggregates very sparsely scattered in vugs in matrix, occasionally with other species. Odd locality material, requires at least 30x, but worth searching for, all specimens with arrows, matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each.

SCAPOLITE- Bolton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts
Greyish to pale lilac elongated masses of scapolite (likely marialite) scattered in matrix, showing a dull pink fluorescence under SWUV, some also showing pale yellow-blue hint under LWUV. Old GF Lincks material, sizes from 3cm to 8cm @ 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

SCHOLZITE- Reaphook Hill, nr. Blinman, S.A., Australia
Classic, elongated water-clear needles of scholzite crystals richly scattered and protruding from matrix, these among the best we've seen. From an old lot recently uncovered, fine display pieces and micro's as well, matrix sizes from about 2.5cm to 6cm across @ only 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

SCHUMACHERITE- Pucher Mine, Scheeberg, Saxony, Germany
Minute yellowish balls and aggregates of this rare species sparsely scattered on matrix, possibly with other phases. Difficult to obtain, some of these fine, type locality pieces will yield some hi-mag micro's as well. Sizes from about 5mm to 2cm @ 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each. A few choice, richer mounted samples, ex-Weber/Perloff Collection, @ just 60.00 each!

SMITHSONITE- Lone Mountain Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada
Pale brown to beige smithsonite masses and radiating botryoids richly comprising matrix and filling open seams, occasionally with interesting white calcite overgrowths and potentially other phases. An off-beat locality, specimens from about 2.5cm to 7cm @ 5.00, 10.00, 15.00, and 25.00 each.

SPHALERITE, PYRITE & QUARTZ- Cavnic, Romania
White wreaths of small clear quartz points up to 5mm in size are interspersed with cubes of striated pyrite of similar size on a black sphalerite matrix. The pyrite crystal faces have very coarse striations and are complexly intergrown. Internally, the sphalerite matrix is a resinous red-brown but externally it blends into a dull grey-black submetallic surface layer. From an ancient mining locality dating back to the Roman Empire. Overall size 7x7cm @ 45.00

STILBITE- Swinoe, Faroe Islands, Denmark
Translucent white "neck tie" shaped, thin tabular crystals of stilbite richly covering one side of a greyish basaltic matrix. The sawed matrix is embedded with phenocrysts of stilbite and possibly other zeolites visible in cross-secton from the side as well. This a numbered specimen accompanied by J. Cilen label and an old, handwritten calligraphic label of early but unknown origin. A great locality piece with some history attached, overall size is 9x5cm @ 75.00.

STILLWELLITE-(Ce)- Dara-i-Pioz, Tien-Shan, Tadjikhstan
Relatively large greyish brown stillwellite-(Ce) crystals to nearly 1cm scattered in matrix, occasionally with other species like cesium-kupletskite and others. These are older specimens obtained from the Fersman Museum in trade many years ago, overall matrix sizes about 5.5cm across @ 125.00 each, accompanied by an old label.

WAVELLITE- Devon, England
Stellate groups of white and orange stained wavellite crystals form a scale over three sides of a triangular rock cleavage. Classic British locality piece, 4x4cm @ 35.00.

WULFENITE- Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
Recently uncovered in the warehouse, we have a small lot of delightful, bright orange single crystals of wulfenite, typically with either minor or no matrix. From the American classic locality for the species, the Red Cloud produced perhaps the most vivid, brilliant wulfenites ever! These typically have attachment points at the base, and they range in size from about 8mm to 1.4cm on edge, making superb thumbnails and priced at 20.00, 25.00 and 30.00 each, depending on overall quality and size.

WULFENITE (pyramidal!)- San Juan Poniente Vein, Mina Ojuela Mexico
From a new find at this prolific locality, we have a small lot of wonderful, elongated pyramidal wulfenites to 1+cm tall, richly scattered on dark brown gossan matrix. The crystals show a fine, yellow-gold color throughout, and they perch attractively and richly on matrix, occasionally with other associated secondary minerals. Very neat and different wulfenites, overall matrix sizes from 3.5cm to nearly 5cm across @ 15.00, 20.00 and 25.00 each, some with micro potential as well!

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See us at the East Coast Gem & Mineral Show in West Springfield, Massachusetts on August 7, 8 and 9, Booth 120. Material from this list will NOT be available at the show without prior arrangement, however!

ANDRADITE- Stanley Butte, Graham County, Arizona
From an old find many years ago, we have a small lot of excellent, oddly colored greenish andradite garnets to 1cm or more, most closely intergrown and showing fine dodecahedral faces in these colorful specimens. Old material collected many years ago. Overall sizes range from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ 7.50, 15.00, and 25.00. A few significantly larger speimens, 10cm to 20cm @ 50.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each. Nice!

ANTIGORITE var. PICROLITE- Buck Creek, Clay Co., North Carolina
Twisted stalks of fibrous green, grey, and brown antigorite vaguely resembling petrified celery or driftwood, all relatively pure and without rock matrix. A neat habit, quite interesting, Ex-E. Wm. Heinrich Collection. Sizes from 12cm to 25cm @ 40.00 to 75.00 each.

ARGENTOPYRITE- Sarbay Mine, nr. Rudnyi City, Kazakhstan
Extremely small but surprisingly well-formed pseudohexagonal twinned crystals without matrix, offered here as tiny (<1mm) crystals in a capsule. Probe verified specimens, this prolific silver mine has produced more than 50 different species! These are offered at just 30.00 each; limit one per customer, please!

ARROJADITE-(BaFe)- Big Fish River, Yukon Territory, Canada
An unexpected discovery found as a result of a electron microprobe and IR spectra investigation of a single, old "unusual arrojadite" sample from this locality! This is the first (and only?) reported occurrence of this newly defined species outside of the type locality in Italy, and we have only a few tiny brownish grains about 1mm across in a vial @ just 45.00 each! List alternates!

AUTUNITE- Daybreak Mine, Mt. Spokane, Washington
An interest lot of specimens, ex-University of Delaware Mineralogical Museum and the Irene Du Pont Collection! Superb, radiating stacked platy crystals of extemely hot autunite without matrix, these showing exellent fan shapes and deep green cores, with paler, yellow-green surfaces likely due to dehydration to meta-autunite. Copies of the museum and Du Pont labels included with each sample! Classic, wonderfully crystallized rich specimens, sizes ranging from about 3cm to 5cm @ 125.00 and 275.00 each. Wow!

BEAVERITE- Rubtsovsky Mine, Western Altay, Russia
This locality produced some exceptional cuprite and native copper specimens last year, but considerably more unusual species occurred in a small, limited oxidation zone, including the rare beaverite, occurring here as dull yellowish brown masses, occasionally with small cerussite veinlets. Only a few samples available, sizes average 2.5cm @ just 30.00 each.

BUTTGENBACHITE- Luishia Mine, Katanga, Zaire Zaire
Extremely small (~1mm), slender deep blue glassy crystal of buttgenbachite without matrix, offered here in a protective capsule. Impossible to obtain today (locality is now Democratic Republic of the Congo), we offer these at just 20.00 per crystal!

CALCITE- Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
Crude translucent crystals of calcite up to 1cm in size on porous light grey matrix associated with microcrystals of brassy metallic pyrite. This numbered specimen is accompanied by an old hand-inked cardboard label from the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum at Michigan Tech indicating the donor was William Weir. Modestly attractive, and a great locality piece! Overall size is 6x3.5x2.5cm @ 65.00.

CERRUSITE- Tschah Khuni Mine, Anarak, Esfahan, Iran
Reticulated clusters of striated cerussite crystals on one end of a flat porous beige matrix. The crystals up to 5mm wide are confined to a 5cm edge of the matrix and billow out about a centimeter in height with good micro potential. Ex-Julius Weber collection, rarely available from this excellent locality. Overall size is 9x5.5cm @ 125.00.

CHERNOVITE-(Y)- Beryllium Virgin Claim, Sierra Co., New Mexico
Small but excellent micro crystals (30x) of this uncommon mineral in small rhyolite vugs, here as transparent, pale yellowish single crystals, often with bixbyite and possibly other associated minerals. Matrix sizes average about 1.5cm with fine micro potential at just 20.00 each!

CINNABAR- Cahill Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
Bright red flatted aggregates of cinnabar well scattered on cherty matrix, most showing high luster but with few crystal faces evident. Old Cureton material from many years ago, matrix sizes ranging from 2.5cm to 6cm across @ just 6.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

CLINOPTILOLITE-Na- nr. Broken Hills, Mineral Co., Nevada
Rather well developed micro crystals to several millimeters of clinoptilolite-Na richly covering matrix in exposed seams, a few with minor hyalite opal (fluorescent green under SW UV). A new locality for the Nevada, all specimens with good micro potential as well, sizes from 2.5cm to nearly 9cm across @ 10.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each. Neat!

CORONADITE- Lone Mountain Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada
A new locality for the mineral, here as greyish black micro botryoids in seams and vugs in matrix. The mineral is often overgrown by micro hemimorphite crystals and frequently in smithsonite voids. Interesting material as a result of the associations, specimens from about 2cm to nearly 5cm @ just 6.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each.

DIAMOND- Tshikapa, Kasai Province, (Zaire) Dem Rep Congo
A strange and very convoluted single diamond crystal showing multiple penetration twinning with complex faces resulting, appearing as a much-pimpled cube with numerous bumps, ridges and balls protruding from the cube faces. The crystal would also make a great micromount and is highly lustrous, a pleasing yellow-green color (RHS 153) and matrix-free, of course. The cube is 4x4x4mm and weighs 0.85 carats, a neat diamond at just 170.00!

DUALITE- Alluaiv Mt., Lovozero, Kola Pen., Russia
From the type locality for this relatively new species, we have a few tiny yellowish grains of dualite averaging about 1mm across, occasionally with minor feldspar and/or pinkish eudialyte. A rare zirconosilicate and titanosilicate mineral (hence the name), IMA #2005-019, author's material, @ just 75.00 each.

FERRIC-FERRONYBOITE- Abdong, nr. Pyonggang, Kangwon, North Korea
The world needs more amphiboles, and this one occurs as black vitreous aggregates largely comprising matrix, associated with minor pale brownish ceriopyrochlore-(Ce). Great locality material, collected in 2002, one available in a 1cm chunk @ 125.00.

FROODITE etc.- Oktyabrskiy Mine, Talnach, Norilsk, Russia
A superb ore sample in a polished 2.5cm probe mount, accompanied by an X-ray spectra, two SEM backscatter images and full quantitative chemistry of froodite, a rare Pd-Bi mineral! The sample documentation includes ten (10!!) other identified species, most as minute inclusions in a cubanite-pentlandite-mooihoekite ore, pinpointed in the SEM images! Don't miss this excellent asssemblage @ just 165.00!

HYDROCERUSSITE- Bunker Hill Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho
From an old collection, we have a few small thumbnails of opaque white hydrocerussite crystalline sprays and aggregates on limonitic matrix. An interesting locality for the species, just four on hand @ 15.00 each.

LANDAUITE- Burpala Massif, N. Baikal, Siberia, Russia
This rare mineral occurs as tiny, black prismatic crystals to 0.8mm without matrix, here from the type locality and originally supplied by the author. An old, but rarely offered mineral with excellent provenance, a tiny single crystal in a capsule @ 85.00 each. List alternates!

MARGARITE with CORUNDOPHILITE- Melvin Mine, Chester, Hampton Co., Massachus
Excellent pale pink foliated masses of margarite richly scattered in dark green corundophilte (ferroan clinochlore) matrix from this classic eastern U.S. locality. Old material, several samples with Krantz labels, in specimen sizes ranging from 1.5cm to nearly 7cm, priced according to quality @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each. Great old stuff!

MARSHITE (FL red)- Rubtsovsky Mine, Western Altay, Russia
A remarkable new occurrence of this rare copper iodide species, found earlier this year and now completely mined out! The marshite occurs as transparent, colorless crystals and partial aggregates with adamantine luster to 3+mm scattered on a gossan matrix, all showing bright red fluorescence under both SW and LW UV! The first significant find of the crystallized mineral since the Broken Hill occurrence almost a hundred years ago, here sometimes associated with cerussite (FL white) and occasionally minute, cuprite-coated native copper! Probe and XRD confirmed, priced according to quality and coverage of the tetrahedral crystals and sections, many with moderately good micro potential as well: small, rich TNs to 1.5cm @ 95.00 each; other matrix specimens from 2.5cm to nearly 6cm @ 100.00, 125.00, 150.00 and 200.00 each. Wow!

MATULAITE- Bachman Mine, Hellertown, Pennsylvania
A scale of minute white crystals and spherical aggregates of matulaite scattered on matrix offers some modest micro potential in these specimens. From the type locality, each sample of this unusual phosphate comes with a copy of Marge Matula's signed label. Pieces measure 1cm to 3cm @ 17.50, 35.00 and 50.00, depending upon size and coverage.

MAXWELLITE- Squaw Creek Deposit, Catron Co., New Mexico
This relatively uncommon species occurs as minute deep orange-red aggregates and crystals sparsely scattered in vuggy rhyolite matrix. From the original find in the early 1990's, each specimen is arrowed and is accompanied by a copy of a Charles Maxwell signed label. Type locality material, matrix sizes from 1.5cm to 4.5cm @ 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

METEORITE- Sikhote Alin, Maritime Territory, Russia
From the classic and fabled meteorite fall of February 12, 1947, we have a number of professionally prepared small meteorites from this gigantic occurrence! A type II AB iron (coarse octahedrite), this is one of the most famous extraterrestrial artifacts, offered here as black, convoluted metallic masses, ranging in size from 1.5cm to 3cm across (2g to 10g) @ just 5.00, 10.00, 15.00 and 20.00 each, or as wholesale lots of 10 @ 75.00 per lot! These make neat but inexpensive surprise gifts, too - get a bunch!

MIERSITE- Rubtsovsky Mine, Western Altay, Russia
Another great rarity from this very localized, iodide-rich oxidation zone, miersite (Ag,Cu)I occurs here as bright yellow, tiny aggregates and tetrahedra isolated and lightly scattered on goethite matrix. Easily visible and rarely offered, we have a few specimens on hand, sizes ranging from about 3cm to 4.5cm @ just 100.00 and 150.00 each. List alternates!

MIMETITE- Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Montana
Slender, water-clear needle-like phosphatian mimetite crystals in excellent micro groups scattered on matrix, typically with lime-green duftite, yellowish bindheimite and possibly other species on quartz. Single specimens from about 2cm to 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each; SPECIAL OFFER: because the mineral occurs in several habits at the Black Pine (sson to be reclaimed, unfortunately!), we can offer a lot of three different color / habit / association specimens from this prolific locality, average size about 4cm @ just 70.00 per lot! Limited availability!

PACHNOLITE with THOMSENOLITE- Ivigtut, Arsuk Fjord, Kitaa Prov., Greenland
Excellent micro crystals of tapered, rod-like pachnolite richly intergrown in massive cryolite matrix, often with thomsenolite and potentially other species. Old material with a range of specimens, ex-Gebhard, Cureton and A.E. Seaman Museum, overall sizes from about 3cm to 7cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each. Rich!

PARACOQUIMBITE w/ COQUIMBITE- Tierra Amarilla, Coquimbo, Atacama, Chile
Pale lavander masses of paracoquimbite intergrown with coquimbite scattered in matrix, some typically with yellow copiapite and likely other sulfates. Old material from the co-type locality, offered in sizes from about 2cm up to 6cm, priced according to size and coverage at 10.00, 20.00, and 45.00 each, with a few very rich to 65.00.

PROUSTITE with ARSENIC- David Schacht, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Old material, ex-Julius Weber stock, comprised of tiny red crystal sections and minute aggregates sparsely scattered on massive arsenic matrix. We had hoped for pyrostilpnite from this locality, but our analytical work (copy included with samples) showed proustite! Not much to look at, minor micro potential, but inexpensive for proustite with samples averaging about 1cm @ just 15.00 each. Cheaper than the analysis, by far!

PYROMORPHITE- Grube Rosenberg,Bad Ems,Rheinland, Germany
An attractive specimen of about two dozen well-formed hexagonal prisms of fleshy brown pyromorphite to 3mm in size. The base of the specimen is cut, allowing it to stand upright and display well. Great locality piece, accompanied by Lindstrom's and an important W. L. Roberts (robertsite, pararobertsite) labels. Overall size is 4.5x3.5cm @ 200.00.

SCHUMACHERITE- Manhattan, Nye Co., Nevada
Dull yellow to yellow-green masses very sparsely scattered on white matrix. An obscure bismuth mineral from an unusual locality, only a few specimens on hand, sizes from about 2.5cm to 4cm @ 20.00 and 35.00 each.

SMITHSONITE (manganoan)- Altenberg near Aachen, Germany
Small brown pearly spherules of smithsonite up to 3mm well-scattered on a brown matrix. A classic locality for this
otherwise prolific mineral, this is a numbered specimen accompanied by a Schortmann's Minerals label. Overall size is 7x5.5x3cm @ 50.00.

STRACZEKITE- Union Carbide Mine, Wilson Springs, Arkansas
Greenish-black micro crystals and platy aggregates of straczekite scattered on matrix. An unusual species from this prolific locality. Sizes from 1.5cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 35.00, 50.00 depending on size and coverage. One museum sample, about 14x6cm @ 175.00.

SURSASSITE- Strategic Mine, Woodstock, N.B., Canada
This uncommon mineral occurs here as orange-brown, somewhat fibrous masses in thin seams running through dense, dark brown manganese ore matrix. From the only teh second North American locality, specimens are moderately rich and quite obvious, sizes from 2.5cm to 4.5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each.

TAIMYRITE etc.- Majak Mine, Talnach, Norilsk, Russia
A supberly documented 2.5cm probe mounted ore specimen, accompanied by two SEM backscatter images, quantitative chemistry for the taymirite, plus a listing of eleven (!!!!) other minerals identified in the sample! This Pd-Cu-Pt-Sn mineral is from the type locality and has yet to be found outside of Russia. Only one excellent association specimen available with fine analytical documentation @ 195.00.

THORTVEITITE- Oltrefiume Q., Baveno, Piemonte, Italy
Tiny but well formed brown tabular crystals of thortveitite sparsely scattered in vugs in pale granitic matrix. All specimens have an arrow to pinpoint the mineral, and all have good micro potential as well, a couple with clear bertrandite as well! Only a few available, matrix sizes average about 2.5cm @ just 55.00 each.

VANADINITE (Arsenian)- West Mine, nr. Quartz Mt., Nye Co., Nevada
From a new and unusual occurrence, these are "endlichite" (arsenian vanadinite) specimens that we have recently analyzed. Although they are approaching mimetite composition, they are not quite there! The mineral occurs as both elongated, needle-like micro crystals as well as rounded sheaves and balls of intergrown micro's richly scattered on matrix. Each sample is accompanied by a copy of our analysis, specimens from 2cm to 8cm across @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 50.00 each. Cool!

COLLECTIONS

MARCASITE COLLECTION - Various localities, Worldwide
This prolific mineral forms in a variety crystal shapes and habits in a wide array of geological environments, often
associated with Pb-Zn minerals. We have numerous localities for the species in our worldwide stock, and offer a special collection of six (6) different specimens, 3cm to 6cm in size, displying the diversity of the species, for just 55.00 per lot, many with old labels, too! Interesting and often attractive stuff, limit one per customer please!

GEMS

AFRICAN AMETHYST from Namibia
With superior color saturation than most South American material, cut African amethyst from Namibia has a deep, rich purple color with excellent transparency as well. We have a few small lots of faceted stones, each lot containing three stones in three different shapes (oval, octagon and trillion), with total weight averaging over 4.5 carats per lot, offered at the inexpensive price of just 25.00 per lot! Multiple lots (max three per customer) are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't miss these neat gemmy collections!

 

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ALBITE variety PERISTERITE- Macomb, St. Lawrence Co., New York
Reasonably well formed, blocky crystals to 1.2cm of grayish white, translucent albite richly scattered on matrix, some showing the unique "blue flash" labradorescence so well known for peristerite. The specimen is likely from the old Ellis Farm occurrence and is reasonably well crystallized, overall size about 8x5cm @ 48.00. One only!

ALUNOGEN- Tarapaca, Chile
An old specimen, ex-Michigan College of Mines, comprised of dense white sulfates completely intergrown and forming a small fist-sized ball of efflorescent but reasonably solid alunogen, likely intermixed with other sulfate phases. A Dana locality specimen, the sample measures about 7x6x5cm @ 55.00. One only!

ANILITE- Painesdale, Houghton Co., Michigan
From a new find, and now the first analytically confirmed occurrence for the species in Michigan, we have a good selection of brilliant, metallic greyish blue to nearly black splendant aggregates and masses of anilite in seams in white quartz matrix, many with malachite and possibly other secondary copper minerals very richly scattered. XRD data on unground material (copy supplied) by Michigan's Seaman Mineral Museum curator Dr. George Robinson, shows trace admixed chalcocite but otherwise nearly pure anilite at this new surface find!!! Perhaps the richest material ever encountered for the species, the first confirmed for the state, specimens from about 3cm to monster 15cm specimens @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00, 60.00, 75.00, 100.00, and 150.00 each. Extremely heavy! WOW!

BERTRANDITE- Kara Oba, Kazakhstan
White hemimorphic sprays and flattened groups of bertrandite crystals up to 6mm perched on quartz matrix, some with minor rhodochrosite, pyrite, fluorite or wolframite. Excellent for the species, we have several specimens, some smaller ones with micro potential as well, matrix sizes averaging from 2.5cm to nearly 6cm across @ 25.00, 45.00, 75.00 and 90.00 each. Attractive and rich, priced according to quality and size!

CATAPLEIITE- Laven Isl., Langesundsfjord, Norway
Old material from the type locality for the mineral, occurring here as beige to tan colored tabular aggregates to 1.5cm scattered in nepheline matrix, typically with aegirine or other species. Classic material, sizes from 2.5cm to 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

CEJKAITE- Svornost Mine, Jachymov, Czech Republic
This relatively NEW URANIUM CARBONATE SPECIES occurs as minute, lemon yellow globules and crusts sparsely scattered on matrix. Formula: Na4(UO2)(CO3)3 - recently IMA-approved. Each sample accompanied by a copy of a Jiri Cejka signed label; type locality material, of course, a tiny speck (30x needed) in capsule @ 45.00; matrix samples from 0.3cm to nearly 0.6cm @ 85.00, 100.00 and 125.00 depending on size and richness.

CHAOITE- Ries Crater, Bopfingen, Bavaria, Germany
Specimens of shocked graphite gneiss showing fused silica glass pods and greyish carbon inclusions from the famous Nordlingen Ries crater. Chaoite occurs as submicroscopic inclusions with the graphite and was originally described as an unnamed polymorph of carbon in 1969. Relatively large specimens from this famous crater, sizes from 3.5cm to 12cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each.

CLINTONITE var. XANTHOPHYLLITE- Crestmore Quarry, Riverside Co., California
Typical multiphase Crestmore material, consisting of micaceous cleavages of golden brown xanthophyllite distributed through brown monticellite, with possible blue calcite, vesuvianite, or diopside associates. Older material from this now mostly defunct locality. Sizes from 3cm to 7cm @ 10.00, 20.00, or 35.00 each.

CREEDITE- Wagon Wheel Gap, nr. Creede, Colorado
Slender, pointed single crystal slivers of TYPE LOCALITY creedite, here as matrix-free individuals ranging from about 1cm to nearly 2cm tall. Although we have more attractive samples in stock, (Mexico, Nevada, Bolivia etc.), these are from the discovery locality in the Creede quadrangle, described in 1916 by Esper Larsen et. al. Individuals are very reasonably priced at just 5.00 and 7.50 each from this historical occurrence; a few crude groups of similar size @ 10.00 each.


DIAMOND (1.73cts)- Orangemund, Orange River, Namibia
A gemmy, white macle twin diamond crystal without matrix, showing a dark red inclusion directly in the center of the macle face. A rather stout and attractive specimen, overall about 7x6mm and weighing 1.73 carats, pictured on our diamond website (www.diamondcrystals.net), this handsome, gemmy diamond crystal is just 700.00!

DANBURITE- Russell, St. Lawrence Co., New York
This old classic has several 0.5 to 1cm pale brownish grey danburite crustals and sections perched in a well-exposed 4cm vug in matrix. Ex-Academy of Mineralogy (NY State Museum Institute), with label, and old Rochester Symposium label as well. Overall size is 9x5cm @ only 100.00. A few slightly better crystallized, old specimens ex-Michigan Mining College @ 125.00 each.

EKATERINITE- Korshunovskoye, Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia
A rare borate from the TYPE LOCALITY, ekatarinite occurs here as white fibrous crusts richly scattered on greyish marble/anhydrite matrix. Rarely offered and quite difficult to obtain, we have only five small specimens averaging about 1.5cm across @ 80.00 each.

FAYALITE variety KNEBELITE- Svartberg, Dalarna, Sweden
Dense, solid massive specimens comprised of brownish black manganoan fayalite (variety knebelite). The material was once considered a species until the late 1970's when studies showed it be a borderline member of the fayalite-tephroite series (Mn-Fe rich, respectively). Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 4.5cm @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00.

FIBROFERRITE- Borate, San Bernardino Co., California
Rich masses of fibroferrite, occuring as earthy, somewhat crumbly material on matrix. Occasional areas of a paler yellow silky habit present on some specimens. Old Cureton material from the 1970's, sizes from 1.8cm to 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00, and 50.00 each.

FLUORINE DOMINANT DRAVITE- Cream of Valley Rd, nr Gouverneur, New York
In Hawthorne's IMA classification of the tourmaline group (1999), the mineral name fluor-dravite was proposed as a new theoretical end member within the tourmaline group. Recent work by scientists at the New York State Museum and Canadian Museum of Nature (see R&M, Vol. 83, July/Aug) indicates that a formal IMA proposal for this fluorine-dominant dravite is being submitted based on work on specimens from this specific occurrence. The mineral occurs as nearly black, finger-thick prismatic crystal sections, here largely removed from matrix, collected in July, 2002, and subsequently purchased by us from the Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection in 2005. As of 2007, the locality had been completely depleted. The crystals average about 2cm across and are otherwise unremarkable, offered at just 60.00 each, soon to be "type lcality" specimens for this new tourmaline group member. Each specimen includes Chamberlain's fluor-dravite label as well. Note: as of this writing, we are unaware of a formal IMA approval of "fluor-dravite" beyond Hawthorne's original suggested nomenclature proposal!

HALURGITE- Chelkar Salt Dome, Aksai Valley, Kazakhstan
We have only a few relatively pure samples of halurgite available. These tiny specimens, contained in capsules, are
extremely rare and are from the type locality for the species. Offered here for only the second time in our 35 year history, these are actually less expensive than when originally sold out more than a dozen years ago. Type locality material, tiny grain in capsule @ 55.00 each.

HAWLEYITE on SPHALERITE- Alpine Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada
Dull yellowish orange filmy mases of this cadmium sulfide lightly scattered over shalerite/quartz ore matrix. EDS confirmed, hawleyite is more likely than similar material erroneously reported as greenockite that requires XRD to properly distinguish. A new Nevada locality, about 2cm to 7cm across @ only 12.50, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

KRISTIANSENITE- Oltrefiume Quarry, Piemonte, Italy
A rare scandium-tin mineral, kristiansenite occurs here as tiny, water-clear to whitish crystal aggregates perched in feldspar vugs, associated with minor mica and quartz. This Baveno locality is the second reported locality for the species, and we have just a few specimens on hand, averaging 2-2.5cm across @ just 75.00 each.

KROEHNKITE- Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile
Rich, bright blue and attractive translucent kroenhkite, the better samples largely comprising matrix! While occasional crystal faces may be present, most of this material occurs as cleavable masses and is one of the most attractive of the Chilean materials. Rare and quite nice! Sizes in ascending quality: 1cm to 4cm across @ 20.00, 35.00, 55.00, and 85.00 each.

LANARKITE- Wanlockhead, Leadhills, Scotland
A pair of exceptioanlly attractive mounted micro's, ex-Weber/Perloff Collection, showing excellent, elongated needle-like sprays of lanarkite, perched in vuggy, black slag matrix, these noted from "Meadowfoot Mill" in Perloff's hand on the boxes! Only two, superb micro's, @ 85.00 each. List alternates!

MAJAKITE etc.- Majak Mine, Talnach, Norilsk, Russia
From the type locality, we have a pair of polished ore samples in 2.5cm probe mounts, accompanied by two SEM images and a full quantitative chemical analysis. In addition to the majakite, the report identifies at least eight (!!) other minerals as well. Only two, superbly documented samples available @ 165.00 each.

MANGANITE- Ilfeld, Harz, Germany
Brilliant, silvery black elongated crystals of manganite to 1cm long nicely scattered on greyish white barite matrix. Classic locality and excellent crystalization on these old pieces, matrix sizes from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ only 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each, depending on quality.

MARIALITE- Aracruz, Espirito Santo, Brazil
Oddly etched, pale yellow spodumene-like elongated single crystal sections of analyzed marialite without matrix, all showing reasonably good transparency for this Na-dominent scapolite group mineral. Only a few specimens available, pencil thick prisms ranging from about 2cm to 3.5cm long @ 10.00, 15.00 and 20.00 each.

METAVARISCITE with VARISCITE- Lucin Hill, Box Elder Co., Utah
Excellent micro crystals of tabular to elongated transparent to pale green metavariscite crystals richly scattered in seams with green variscite. Some crystals are nearly equant and show interesting twinning, and all have super micro potential. Matrix sizes from 1.5cm to 6cm @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each. Great stuff & old locality!!

OKHOTSKITE- Kokuriki Mine, Hokkaido, Japan
Deep orange brown vitreous masses of this rare mineral very sparsely scattered in thin veinlets massive brown hematitic ore. Type locality material, sizes from 0.7 to 1.5cm @ 25.00, 50.00 and 75.00. One sample of 2.5cm @ 185.00. Rare stuff!

OVAMBOITE- Tsumeb, Namibia
This exceptionally rare mineral was approved more than a dozen years ago but remained unpublished for some time, and it is now available for only a single specimen once again. The mineral occurs as minute inclusions in a gallium-rich germanite, typically associated with galena and possibly other phases. We have ONLY ONE specimen on hand as 1.5cm polished ore sample in a 2.5cm probe mount, with two pinpointing SEM backscatter images plus full quantitative chemistry! Formula: Cu20(Fe,Cu2+,Zn)6(Ge,As,Ga)6W2S32- IMA# 1992-039 @ 450.00

PARAROBERTSITE- Tip Top Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
Minute, deep red flattened crystalline aggregates of this rare species, typically on quartz and/or whitlockite. Type locality material from the original find by Bill Roberts many years ago, we have only a few tiny framents on hand, each in a capsule @ 75.00 each. List alternates!

PHOSGENITE- Laurium, Attica Peninsula, Greece
Tetragonal prismatic to tabular colorless micro crystals of adamantine phosgenite in ancient slag matrix, some associated with paralaurionite or othe rphases. Old material, originally supplied to us by Dr. Paul Sainfeld (sainfeldite) from the French School of Mines in Paris many years ago. Only a few specimens available, most with micro potential as well, sizes from 2cm to 4cm @ 45.00 and 75.00 each.

PINNOITE- Inder Boron Deposit, Kaszakhstan
This uncommon Mg-borate occurs here as water-clear, micro crystals scattered on chalky white matrix, from one of the better crystallized occurrences for the mineral. Good micro potential, only a few TN's available @ just 24.00 each!

POWELLITE (FL)- Goodall Quarry, Sanford, Maine
Old stuff collected many years ago, consisting of tiny fluorescent (SW UV) powellite grains very sparsely scattered in andesite/vesuvianite matrix, some with minor flakes of molybdenite. A weird assemblage, not much to look at, from a well-known locality for the vesuvianites. Specimens about 3cm to 7cm @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

RHODOCHROSITE with QUARTZ- Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado
From an old stash, we have a nice selection of opaque pink rhodochrosite rhombs to 0.5cm nicely perched on elongated, spiky quartz crystals, occasionally as densely intergrown pink groups, sometimes associated with fluorite and/or assorted sulfides. Moderately attractive and relatively inexpensive for the locality, sizes from about 2.5cm to 4.5cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

SHIBKOVITE in REEDMERGNERITE- Dara-i-Pioz, Alai Range, Tadjikistan
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as minute colorless aggregates and grains up to several millimeters in localized pods in solid and spectacular reedmergnerite matrix, some potentially associated with polylithionite, dark red kentbrooksite or possibly other phases. The mineral is brilliantly fluorescent (carmine red in SW UV), and was IMA-approved about a dozen years ago. All specimens with arrows, matrix sizes average 3cm across @ 165.00.

STOKESITE- Corrego do Urucum, Galileia, M.G., Brazil
Minute, transparent glassy orthorhombic micro crystals of this unusual species richly scattered on a ball-like matrix of complex albite crystals, some with minor lepidolite or other phases. From an old lot of more than 15 years ago, only five of these 1.5cm balls are available @ 125.00 each. Nice!

STRENGITE, CO3-rich APATITE- McLean Mine, Esmeralda Co., Nevada
Tiny, micro balls of spikey, ice-like carbonate-fluorapatite sparsely scattered on honey-brown jarosite crystals, most with large, weird, murky greenish brown pods of strengite that reach several cm across! (Yes, I know, "carbonate-fluorapatite" is properly called carbonate-rich apatite-(CaF) now, but really.....). Some samples occasionally with odd, spongey goethite. Strange material with large vugs, not bad to look at, strictly micro for the apatite, however, with only four large specimens on hand, ranging from about 8cm to 15cm across @ just 40.00, 60.00 and 85.00 ea

URANINITE with SILVER- Eldorado Mi, Great Bear Lake, NWT, Canada
A large block of silver/pitchblende ore from this prolific, old locality, presented here as a very heavy hand specimen with two cut faces, one nicely polished to show the thin masses of native silver shot through the uranifierous rock matrix. A desirable specimen for both the native element and radioactive mineral collector! We advertised a similar sample some years ago and had numerous requests for it, but we had "put it where it would be safe" and could not locate until a housekeeping frenzy just turned it up now! Only moderately hot, ex-J. Cilen collection with several other labels, this triangular specimen measures about 10 x 7 x 6 cm @ 175.00..

VISEITE w/ TROLLEITE- Champion Sillimanite Mine, Mono Co. California
Blue-green masses of granular trolleite bear small cavities that are lined with a froth of white, chalky viseite. A rare mineral in an interesting and well-documented assemblage, old specimens ranging in size from 0.5cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 60.00 each.

VOLKOVSKITE- Satimola Salt Dome, Batys Qazaqstan Kazakhstan
This uncommon species is offered here as colorless, lamellar single crystals and aggregates, averaging about 2mm across. This is a new locality for the mineral, these extracted from a single drill core and recently analytically confirmed. Only a few available from this new locality for the species, carefully packaged in a capsule @ just 40.00.

ZAVARITSKITE- Fielders Hill, Torrington, NSW, Australia
An uncommon member of the matlockite group, zavaritskite occurs here as small, dark grey resinous masses sparsely scattered in crudely crystallized quartz matrix. These lean halide samples were obtained by Forrest Cureton in 1985-86 from this previously unreported occurrence for the mineral, and they were just recently rediscovered in our warehouse! Only a few specimens on hand, these average about 2cm @ 25.00 each.

NEW BOOK!

MINERALS OF SCOTLAND- by Alec Livingstone
A wonderful new softcover book in a large format, perfect binding, with 220 pages filled with history, science and over 200 illustrations (most in full color) depicting some of the finest of Scotland's many (552) mineral species. By the former curator of minerals of the Nation Museums of Scotland, a very useful book for every mineral collector (see review in June, 2009 Mineral News), just 39.00 plus 5.00 s/h in USA!

FLATS!

MYSTERY FLAT- Various Localities Worldwide
We are offering these popular "mystery flats" of twenty (20) different specimens from worldwide localities, all individually labeled and ranging in size from 4cm to 7cm across for the princely sum of just $125 plus shipping. These are from old collections, excess stock, single specimens and material available only in small quantities too labor intensive to describe and catalog. Some will be colorful, some will be ugly, some will have micro potential, some from obscure localities, but the lot will be worth a minimum of $250 or more, yours sight-unseen for our liquidation price of just $125 plus shipping! Multiple orders up to three sets (60 specimens) received at the same time will not have duplicates! If you've ordered one recently, send us a list of what was included and we will try not to duplicate anything previously sent! A bargain for anyone wishing to expand their collection horizons!

STUFF!

COLLECTION: RAILROAD PHOTOS- Eastern Pennsylvania
These have absolutely nothing to do with minerals, but when we buy collections, we sometimes end up with other "stuff" that is interesting but far outside our field. That's the case here: a large collection of railroad photographs, all in 8x10 inch black & white glossy prints! These have a variety of subjects, many Penn Central, some PRR like GG-1 engines, employee studio shots, stations, track shots, commuter trains etc. Although not dated, these appear to be 1960's-1970's vintage, mostly eastern Pennsylvania, perhaps a few older steam images etc. If you are a railroad buff, we have a deal for you: 15 different large 8x10 photo's for just 20.00; 45 different 50.00. Probably cheaper than the original cost to print them, and when these are gone, they are gone for good! Anyone looking for a larger lot with duplication, please inquire!

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AESCHYNITE-(Nd)- Bayun Obo, Inner Mongolia, Peoples Rep. China
This rare mineral is offered here as tiny, dark brown tabular masses in a 1cm+ polished probe mount, most with minor barite, aegirine etc. Each specimen is accompanied by an SEM image and four quantitative analyses confirming minor Pr and Sm as well! Only three available, nicely documented, @ 150.00 each. List alternates!

ALUMOHYDROCALCITE (Chromian)- Mt. Hamilton, Santa Clara Co., California
An attractive chromium-rich variety of normally white aluminohydrocalcite, consisting of pink stringers and crystalline coatings scattered over a pale green to white jadeite bearing rock. Nice looking stuff collected many years ago, from 2.5cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00.

ALUNITE- McLean Mine, Esmeralda Co., Nevada
Perhaps the best U.S. examples of the species we have seen, these alunites occur as micro, wafer-like, white to beige curved rhombohedral disks richly scattered in vugs in light colored matrix, all showing attractive pearly luster under the scope. Rarely well crystallized, these are quite nice for a typically massive, ugly mineral! Specimens range from about 2.5cm TN's to 6cm @ just 5.00, 10.00, and 25.00 each; one fine 12x10cm specimen @ 50.00.

AMBER with INSECTS- Danzig Region, Poland
Reasonably large, transparent amber lozenges, each with a tiny included winged creature! Hand-selected from a large collection, these are generously sized and quite fascinating, each accompanied by its own color photograph of the included insect! Sizes average 2cm to 3.5cm long, and are only 20.00, 25.00 and 30.00 each, depending on size and the quality of the bug!

ANATASE- Datas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
More of the strangest specimens of anatase we've ever seen, these with a central tetragonal body but with their pyramidal faces extended to resemble a sample that has been literally pulled like taffy to elongated, pointed tips! Named for the Greek "extension", these are superb examples of the species, boxed crystals to 1cm @ only 20.00.

AURICHALCITE- Dauntless Mine, White Pine Co., Nevada
Bright, robin's egg blue crystalline sprays and platy aggregates of colorful aurichalcite scattered in seams and vugs of deep brown, cherty matrix, some with minor hemimorphite, calcite etc. Attractive stuff, unusual locality, specimens from about 2cm to 7cm, priced according to overall quality @ 5.00, 15.00 and 30.00 each. Nice!

AWARUITE variety JOSEPHINITE- Josephine Creek, Oregon
These are interesting metallic placer nuggets of non-meteoritic nickel-iron, quite pure and with typical brownish external hues. Difficult to obtain today, these are old specimens in odd bean-shaped rounded masses, sizes average 0.6cm to 1.2cm @ 25.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

BARITE with INCLUSIONS- Regent Mine, Mineral Co., Nevada
Transparent tabular crystals of well-formed barite to 1cm nicely scattered on matrix, a few with very sparse, micro inclusions of a fibrous yellow-orange mineral purported to be wakabayashilite. In the past, we have found orpiment, realgar and possibly other species in these included crystals, but we have not destroyed any from this old batch recently uncovered in the warehouse to confirm the literature reports of wakabayashilite. Moderately attractive specimens for this common mineral, sizes from TN to about 6cm across @ 6.00, 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

BAUMHAUERITE-2A- La Libertad Mine, Quiruvilca, Peru
Somewhat metallic appearing purplish masses of this unusual species scattered on matrix, most associated with micro rods and needles of hutchinsonite and occasionally orange druses of crystallized orpiment. From a find of about 25 years ago, we have a few small (2cm to 4cm) specimens @ 40.00 and 60.00 each.

BISMUTITE ps @ BISMUTHINITE- Great Basin Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
An odd occurrence of white to pale greenish bismutite forming pods and elongated masses pseudomorphous after bismuthinite! These sit in a matrix of crudely crystalline, dark brownish grossular, the garnet occasionally showing a few sharp faces as well. Soon to be a feature article in Mineral News (subscribe though us if you don't already!!!), these weird specimens range from about 2.5cm to 5+cm across @ just 12.50, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

CALCITE pseudo @ NAHCOLITE- Green River, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming
A hefty sample collected by famous geologist E.Wm. Heinrich many years ago, comprised of a rather solid block of buff colored calcite completely replacing a thick seam of massive nahcolite. Ugly but interesting, with Heinrich's label, size about 9x7cm @ just 40.00.

CHALCOPYRITE- Siegen, Westphalia, Germany
An old specimen, accompanied by a Krantz label and ex-Michigan College of Mines label as well, is comprised of a solid mass of heavily tarnished chalcopyrite, most surfaces coated with pale bluish green secondary coppers as well. From an old classic locality, we have just a single speicmen about 5x3cm @ 40.00.

CHEVKINITE-(Ce)- Tangir Mine, nr. Arondu, Kohistan, Pakistan
Black crystalline aggregates of chevkinite-Ce comprising these small, interesting samples from an obscure locality. Analyzed material, specimen sizes from about 5mm to 8mm @ 25.00 and 35.00 each.

CHIAVENNITE- Heia Quarry, Tvedalen, Norway
Minute orange-brown micro crystals scattered on matrix, some with associated analcime. From the find of about twenty years ago, a small lot of fine micros and thumbnails, sizes from 0.5cm to 2cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00.

CLINOBISVANITE- Londonderry Quarry, W.A., Australia
Brownish-yellow masses and thin films of clinobisvanite on quartz matrix. X-ray confirmed material, available as small fragment in capsule @ 15.00 and matrix specimens from 1.5cm to 8cm @ 25.00, 40.00, 55.00 and 75.00.

COBALTOMENITE- Parco Mine, Grand Co., Utah
An interesting find of deep pinkish micro blebs and aggregates scattered on sandstone matrix, one of several unusual species recently uncovered at this mine. This cobalt selenate is available in matrix sizes from about 2cm to 6cm @ 12.50, 25.00 and 40.00 each. A few monsters to 12 cm - inquire!

CUPRITE- Rubtsovskoe Mine, Rudniy Altai, Russia
A remarkable single crystal of cuprite without matrix, showing several good octahedral faces with some cube modifications and others. Although heavily contacted on three sides, the specimen is highly lustrous and quite a monster, weighing over 240 carats and standing 3.2cm tip to tip. Only one available @ 175.00.

DIAMOND (10.58 carats)- Macenta Region, MNalenka Province, Guinea
An oddly-shaped, large diamond crystal, loosely resembling the head of a caveman's stone tool, showing a grey, highly lustrous and translucent complex form. The crystal weights 10.58 carats and measures about 14x13x7 mm, available for just 700.00! See a photo on our diamond website: www.diamondcrystals.net. Uncommon locality!

FLUORITE with CALCITE- Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Another old classic, this one comprised of stout, greyish white intergrown fluorite cubes to 2cm forming the specimen matrix, and these are almost completed covered with small, gemmy, pale yellowish grey transparent to translucent calcite crystals. Ex-Czech National Museum specimen and accompanied by their label, this attractive 8x5cm hand specimen is just 75.00! List alternates!

GALLITE in GERMANITE- Tsumeb, Namibia
A 2cm polished ore section in a 2.5cm probe mount, comprised of gallite in germanite with minor galena. This rare Ga-Cu sulfide is accompanied by an SEM backscatter image, plus quantitative analytical results for the pinpointed gallite (all showing trace Cd and Ti as well!). Only one finely documented ore sample available @ 240.00.

GEARKSUTITE- Burlington Mine, Boulder Co., Colorado
Rich, white porcelanous masses of gearksutite largely comprising matrix, some with extraordinarily ugly greyish fluorite. The locality was once a prolific producer of this hydrated Ca-Al-OH-F mineral, and this is old material from a brief mining of the mineral some years ago. Remarkably rich, dense specimens from about 3cm to 10cm across @ 8.50, 15.00, 30.00 and 50.00 each.

GETCHELLITE- Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
From the famous South Pit discovery many years ago, getchellite occurs as deep red, platy to micaceous aggregates scattered in matrix, most with orpiment and occasionally minor realgar. Classic material and quite colorful, sizes from 2.5cm to 7cm @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each. Rich!

HUBNERITE- Adams Mine, San Juan Co., Colorado
From a large, old collection, we have numerous samples of brilliant brownish red to bronze colored hubnerite crystals richly scattered in and on matrix, the better specimens with free-standing crystals to a couple of centimeters nicely radiating from matrix. Priced according to quality and size, specimens range from about 2cm to 6cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00, 75.00 and 125.00 each. Excellent!

JAROSITE- McLean Mine, Esmeralda Co., Nevada
A remarkable find of brilliant, coffee-brown drusy jarosite crystal groups richly filling large vugs in pale rock matrix. These are very striking specimens for a relatively common mineral, and all have excellent micro potential as well. These lustrous micro crystals are as good as the type locality material we have seen, and the specimens are quite attractive as a result. Matrix sizes range from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ only 4.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each, with a few larger specimens from 9cm to the largest 24cm (!!) specimen, priced at 50.00, 75.00, 100.00, and 150.00 each. All are attention grabbers!

JOHACHIDOLITE- Pyant Gyi Mine, Mogok, (Burma) Myanmar
This rare species occurs here as golden, honey brown crystalline aggregates largely comprising matrix, recently discovered in the gem gravels at this, the second known locality for the species, occasionally with minor fluorescent sodalite. This rare borate has been confirmed by XRD, microprobe and Raman spectra as well, with a copy of XRD data supplied with each sample. Sizes range from about 5mm to 1.4cm @ 45.00, 75.00 and 150.00 each.

MAGNESIOHASTINGSITE- Boston Mine, Orange Co., New York
Rich, nearly black solid aggregates of this uncommon mineral almost completely comprising matrix, some with minor pyrite or paler green diopside. Analytically confirmed material, with a copy of our analysis supplied with each specimen. Uncommon locality stuff from 3cm to 6cm and are very reasonably priced at just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00.

MAGNETITE- Segerstrom-Heizer Mine, Pershing Co Nevada
An off-beat locality specimen comprised of rather large, somewhat rounded octahedral crystals of magnetite completely comprising matrix, with octahedra measuring up to 5cm across (!!!) thickly intergrown and protruding from massive magnetite matrix. An exceptional, museum-sized specimen measuring 18x13cm (!!!) on its top surface, completely covered with octahedral crystals that show typical abrasions and micro pitting on otherwise lustrous faces, one only, weighing over 10 pounds, @ 175.00.

NAGELSCHMIDTITE- Hatrurim Basin, Negev Desert, Israel
This extremely rare species occurs as microscopic inclusions within an Ti-rich andradite-bearing rock. Each small sample (up to a few millimeters) is mounted and accompanied by four (4) color images using SEM backscattered electron imaging, as well as ordinary and reflected light microscopy that pinpoints the mineral in the sample, and also includes full analytical chemistry of each as well! A strange formula for this weird silicate-phosphate, generally given as Ca7(SiO4)3(PO4)2, analytically closer to (K,Na)Ca7(SiO4)3(PO4); only a pair of these superbly documented samples available @ 450.00 each; type locality, of course!

ORLOVITE with TURKESTANITE- Dara-i-Pioz, Tien Shan, Tadjikistan
The NEW SPECIES orlovite occurs as small masses (0.5mm) largely comprising these carefully prepared and polished matrix fragments, typically with minute inclusions of turkestanite and occasionally other minerals. Formula: Kli2TiSi4O11F - IMA# 2009-006. These are professionally prepared 2cm probe mounts with a detailed and labelled SEM backscatter image and X-ray spectra, only a few available, @ 285.00 each.

RALSTONITE w/ THOMSENOLITE- Ivigtut, Arksuk Fjord, Greenland
Large masses of white cryolite showing open vugs containing numerous micro crystals of prismatic thomsenolite, with small, cubic transparent ralstonite crystals sparsely scattered as well! Good micro potential from this classic material, matrix sizes range from about 3cm to 7cm @ 25.00, 40.00, 60.00 and 85.00 each.

RAUVITE- Monument #2 Mine, Apache Co., Arizona
Non-descript brown bands of rauvite impregnating sandstone, associated with roscoelite flakes and some with brownish-yellow pascoite coatings as well. An odd, hard to find mineral, only a few available from 2cm to nearly 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00 each. One rich 8cm specimen @ 75.00.

RHODOCHROSITE- Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Flesh-colored and with an unusually resinous luster, these small (2 to 5 mm) crystals of rhodochrosite fill in and fan out from seams in a brick red slab matrix. Great locality, unusual for the species, sizes from 3cm to 4cm @ 35.00 and 50.00. Old stuff; only a few on hand!

RIVERSIDEITE- Crestmore Quarry, Riverside Co., California
Another mineral first found at this prolific locality, riversideite occurs as opaque white fibrous masses and veinlets running through pale green vesuvianite rock, possibly associated with other calcium silicates. Typical representative material, and fairly rich, in sizes from 2cm to 8cm @ 15.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each.


ROSIAITE- Le Cetine Mine, nr. Rosia, Siena, Italy
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as pale, honey-yellow hexagonal micro blades scattered on matrix. Formula: PbSb2O6; IMA-approved about 10 years ago but rarely offered. Associations include micro gypsum and occasionally a stunning, dark green tripuhyite. Matrix sizes from about 1cm to 2cm @ 45.00, 60.00 and one @ 75.00 each.

SCHUETTEITE on CINNABAR- Castle Peak/Rock Mine, Esmeralda Co Nevada
A new locality for the species, schuettite occurs here as greenish yellow crusts and films lightly scattered over rock matrix, typically with bright red cinnabar crusts as well. Only a few samples found, EDX confirmed, sizes from about 1.8cm to nearly 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

TARBUTTITE- Broken Hill Mine, Zambia
From the country formerly known as Rhodesia, we have specimens of this zinc phosphate as clear, colorless to pale yellow, prismatic crystals with sharp terminations. These tarbuttite crystals richly cover the dark vuggy matrix, resulting in fairly attractive specimens. These will make great micros as well. In sizes from 1 cm to 5 cm, at 7.50, 15.00, 30.00, and 45.00; one large 10x7cm specimen @ 125.00.

TELLUROBISMUTHITE- Mangfallberg, Boliden, Sweden
A bismuth telluride, and a member of the tetradymite group, tellurobismthuite occurs as silvery metallic masses scattered through a quartz-hornblende rock, associated with other sulfides ad tetradymite. Reasonably rich material, in larger sizes from 4cm to 10cm @ 20.00, 45.00, and 80.00.

THORIANITE- Huntoon, Sri Lanka
Small brown cubo-octahedral crystals and partial crystals without matrix. Old material supplied by Schortmann's many years ago (then labelled as Ceylon). A bizarre locality for this unusual thorium oxide, specimens from 2.5mm to nearly 5mm across at only 10.00, 15.00 and 20.00 each!

TITANITE- Junguni Hill, near Balaka, Malawi
A neat, off-beat locality for this silicate. Titanite occurs as nearly transparent yellow rounded grains and mm-sized microcrystals scattered through a granite-like matrix. Analytically confirmed, 2.5 cm to 6 cm @ 8.50, 15.00, & 30.00.

TREMOLITE w/ ANTHOPHYLLITE- Talcville, St. Lawrence Co., New York
Massive crystalline tremolite comprising matrix, all quite nicely fluorescent a rich orange under SW UV light, and many associated with thicker anthophyllite blades that fluoresce a deep crimson under both LW and SW, occasionally with other species! Excellent fluorescent pieces, sizes from 2.5cm to 10cm across @ 5.00, 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

VISTEPITE- Muzeinyi Valley, Inyl'chuk, Kyrgyzstan
A mineral with very weird chemistry (Mn-Sn-B-silicate!) from the type locality, discovered in 1991 but rarely seen. We have obtained a few microprobed samples from one of the authors, offered here as minute (<1mm) pure yellow-orange aggregates in a 2cm probe mount, accompanied by an individual SEM backscatter image and spectra for each. Rare stuff, elegantly documented, @ 240.00 each. List alternates, please!

WOLFRAMITE- Pasaquiera, Barroca Grande, Portugal
A remarkably large assortment of superbly detailed single crystals and complex groups of wolframite from this classic locality, most with little or no matrix. These typically have very sharp chisel pointed single terminations with complete prism faces that enhance these exquisite old pieces. We have not analyzed these samples, but they are likely the ferberite member of the group. Sizes range from about 3.5cm to 7x5cm groups @ 50.00, 75.00, 125.00, 200.00 and 275.00 each. Excellent, rich specimens!

ZINCITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Brilliant, deep red to red-brown platy aggregates of zincite scattered in and comprising matrix, many with minor franklinite and/or willemite, calcite or greyish tephroite as well. Old material from more than 50 years ago, gleaned from several old collections, selected for the richness of the zincite alone. No contemporary Sterling Hill material in this lot, sizes from about 4cm to 8cm (!!), priced at 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each. Excellent for the species!

BOOKS & MAGAZINES: MINERALS OF NEW YORK CITY- Rocks & Minerals Magazine
If you are not a subscriber to Rocks & Minerals magazine but have an interest in New York City minerlas, the May/June 2009 issue is something you NEED to have. An excellent 35 page, full color article chronicles the exciting mineralogy uncovered during the city's remarkable excursions into its underlying bedrock, from the skyscrapers' foundations to subway tunnels and more! We have a few available copies for just 8.95 with any mineral order, or add 5.00 for shipping if ordered alone.

COLLECTIONS

MYSTERY FLAT- Various Localities Worldwide
Once a month, we are offering these popular "mystery flats" of twenty (20) different specimens from worldwide localities, all individually labeled and ranging in size from 4cm to 7cm across for the princely sum of just $125 plus shipping. These are from old collections, excess stock, single specimens and material available only in small quantities too labor intensive to describe and catalog. Some will be colorful, some will be ugly, some will have micro potential, some from obscure localities, but the lot will be worth a minimum of $250 or more, yours sight-unseen for our liquidation price of just $125 plus shipping! Multiple orders up to three sets (60 specimens) received at the same time will not have duplicates! If you've ordered one recently, send us a list of what was included and we will try not to duplicate anything previously sent! A bargain for anyone wishing to expand their collection horizons!

STAMP COLLECTION:

MINERALS & MINING THEMES
A small but colorful collection of some forty (40) different mineral and mining postage stamps from a large variety of foreign countries (no U.S. stamps included!). Most of these are mint, a few used, all quite presentable, and most are in full color and quite attractive. A neat side collection, just $30 for the lot!

CATALOG 20903 - Vol. XXXVI, No. 3 - All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted April 12,2009.

AGUILARITE with CHALCOPYRITE- Penafil Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
Superb skeletal micro crystal groups of aguilarite showing many weird forms coated by somewhat iridescent filmy druses of chalcopyrite. We could uncover little about this specific mine, other than it is in the aguilarite type locality area of Guanajuato. These are exceptionally attractive mounted micro's, perhaps unique for the locality, from the Weber-Perloff collection, these appearing to be labelled by Lou Perloff. Only three availble @ 85.00 each.

ARDENNITE-(V)- Sparone, Valle di Locana, Piemonte, Italy
This relatively NEW SPECIEs occurs as yellowish-orange to brownish elongated aggregates frozen in pinkish matrix, here from the TYPE locality, most accurately noted as "Rio dei Piane, Feilongo". IMA # 2005-037, the vanadium analog of the more common AsO4 ardennite. Only a few specimens, sizes from about 2cm to 3.5cm @ 75.00 and 100.00 each.

BERYL var: CAT'S EYE GOSHENITE- nr. Jenipapo, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Colorless, clear, thick tabular beryl (variety goshenite) without matrix, here as thick single crystals that show good external morphology and an internal reflection pattern commonly called an "cat's eye" when moved in reflected light. Odd stuff and good single crystals as well, sizes average about 3cm across @ 75.00 each. Only three!

CHERNYKHITE- Balasauskandyk, NW Karatau Range, Kazakhstan
This extremely rare Ba-V mica occurs as olive to dark green flakes to 5mm or more well scattered in quartz. Far superior to the material we had some years ago, these are small but quite rich, sizes average about 1cm across @ 125.00 each, greatly reduced in price compared to the single tiny flakes once available! TYPE locality material!

CHROMATITE- Ma'aleh Adumin, West Bank-Dead Sea, Israel
This rare mineral occurs here as bright yellow powdery masses on the surface of a chalky white to pale yellowish marl matrix, these the first we have seen from the TYPE locality described and approved back in 1963. Only a few small matrix specimens available, averaging just under 2cm @ 150.00 each. A great rarity!

CLAUSTHALITE- Lasovice, Mittelbohemen, Czech Republic
Small dark masses of clasuthalite scattered in calcite matrix, most with admixed tiemannite and possibly minor pitchblende. Old material from many years ago, sizes average about 3.5cm across @ 40.00.

COLUMBITE-(Fe)- Morefield Mine, Amelia, Virginia
Recently uncovered in the warehouse, old material collected circa 1960 from this famous locality has yielded five specimens of analytically confirmed columbite-(Fe)! The mineral occurs as crude crystals or aggregates from 6mm to 2cm long, frozen in pale feldspar matrix. Copy of our analysis provided with each sample, matrix sizes from about 4cm to 8cm across @ 45.00, 65.00 and 90.00 each, depending on size of the columbite-(Fe).

COPROLITE- Unspecified locality in Madagascar
For those really strange curiosity colelctors out there, we have obtained a small load (no pun intended) of 40 million year old crocodile droppings, replaced by a mixture of siderite and goethite but retaining their unique and unmistakable form. Thankfully solid and odorless, these average about 6cm long @ just 15.00 each.

CORDIERITE variety IOLITE- Coroaci, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Thin glassy masses of color-change iolite without matrix, these carefully etched out of thin seams and resulting in interesting, translucent bluish-purple specimens. A 90 degree rotation turns these samples dark, so you can amaze your friends! Sizes average about 1cm @ just 8.00 each!

CRYPTOPHYLLITE- Tsentral'nyi Mine, Rasvumchoor Mt., Russia
This NEW SPECIES was discovered during XRD study on IMA #2008-062, and it forms colorless split or curved lamellae to 0.2mm, often as intergrowths with the aforementioned mineral, being both chemically and structurally related to it, although more uncommon at the locality. Both species represent a new structural type of phyllosilicate. Formula: KCa[Si4O10]*5H2O - monoclinic. Associations include lamprophyllite, eudialite, K-feldspar, aegirine etc.. IMA #2008-061, from the TYPE (and only) locality, sizes 2.5cm to 4cm @ 145.00, 160.00 and 175.00.

DIAMOND (5.12 carats!)- Kimberly District, Northern Cape, Rep. So. Africa
A rather large greyish white octahedral single crystal, showing typical trigonal growth patterns on the octahedral faces, and showing an detachment point on one edge of the crystal. It has become exceedingly difficult to locate relatively large crystals today, and this one is also pictured on our diamondcrystals.net website. Size is 11x8x8mm, quite inexpensive for its size and weight, at just 700.00.

DICKITE- St. Clair, Schuykill County, Pennsylvania
Nice looking dickite, unlike the typical fine grained to massive material uusually found, this dickite occurs as somewhat micaceous pearly white to tan flakes and minute crystals richly covering small quartz crystals on rock. Fine old locality material, sizes from 3cm to 5cm @ 20.00 and 35.00 each.

FLUORO-POTASSICHASTINGSITE- Greenwood Mine, Orange Co., New York
This NEW SPECIES occurs as brilliant, black aggregates richly comprising matrix, typically intergrown with minor granular magnetite. A fluorine-domiant Ca-Fe amphibole, IMA #2005-006, here from the TYPE locality for the species. Rich specimens accompanied by a copy of our analytical data, ranging in size from about 2cm to nearly 5cm across @ just 20.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each.

GLAUCOPHANE- Mt. Vodno, Skopje, Macedonia
From a small recent find at this uncommon locality, we have a few samples of glaucophane occurring as dark blue prismatic aggregates to 0.5cm long, frozen in quartz matrix, typically with minor calcite and/or greenish mica. Microprobe confirmed, specimens average about 3.5cm @ just 20.00 each.

GOLD with NAUMANNITE- Ken Snyder Mine, Elko Co., Nevada
Small masses of native gold visible under 10x nicely scattered along seams in quartz-adularia vein matrix, associated with micro greyish naumannite (a silver selenide) masses as well. Neat reference specimens, sizes average about 2.5cm @ just 30.00 each. Only a few on hand!

HAIWEEITE- Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Excellent micro platelets and aggreates of flakey, lemon yellow haiweeite scattered on pegmatite matrix, some with minor uranophane. X-ray and IR spectroscopy-identified, most with modest micro potential. From the find of 1195 at this excellent locality! Sizes from single balls in capsules @ 15.00 to matrix specimens of 1cm to 5cm across @ 30.00, 45.00, 75.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each.

HYDROXYLWAGNERITE- Dora-Maira Massif, Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as small, somewhat creamy-beige colored masses and aggregates scattered in a highly micaceous quartzite matrix, most with tiny pyrope masses as well. Formula: Mg2(PO4)(OH)-monoclinic. IMA #2004-009, from the TYPE locality, also more properly noted as "Brossasco, Vallone Giba, Varaita Valley" in the Dora-Maira massif. Specimens from about 3cm to nearly 6cm @ just 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each.

ILMENITE with ALBITE- nr Robinson Summit, White Pine Co., Nevada
Excellent micro material comprised of tiny, brilliantly metallic, tabular (trigonal) ilmenite crystals perched on snowy white albite in vugs, associated with drusy quartz and possibly other minerals. An uncommon locality for the mineral, great under the 'scope, specimens from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ only 5.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each.

KUDRIAVITE- Mutnovsky Volcano, Kamchatka Pen., Russia
From the second world occurrence of the species, these are steel grey, acicular to lath shaped micro crystals to 0.5mm with brilliant metallic luster on grey volcanic scoria, some possibly with lamellar cannizzarite. A rare Cd-Pb sulfosalt, only a few confirmed specimens on hand, sizes from 1cm to nearly 2.5cm @ 125.00 and 175.00 each.

KYANITE, STAUROLITE- Pizzo Forno, nr. St. Gothard, Switzerland
Light blue translucent kyanite blades richly scattered through white paragonite-rich schist matrix with minor chocolate brown, vitreous staurolite as well. A classic locality for these minerals, specimens from about 2.5cm to 4cm across @ 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each.

MARINELLITE- Magliano Romano, Roma, Latium, Italy
This rare mineral (IMA 2002-021) was found here at an abandoned quarry in 1982 from which these few specimens originated. The mineral occurs as colorless to pale blue grains scattered in sanidine-biotite-augite matrix. A rare member of the cancrinite group, specimens average 1.2 to 2cm @ just 45.00 and 55.00 each.

OSARIZAWAITE- Omega Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona
Pale green globular masses and micro aggregates of osarizawaite richly scattered in/on gossan matrix, occasionally with minor azurite and other species. Odd locality, generous samples from 3cm to 8cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each.

PARSETTENSITE- Foote Mine, Cleaveland Co., North Carolina
Old material collected many years ago, consisting of richly scattered bronze-brown radiating spherules of micro parsettensite well scattered in vugs on white albite. Attractive micro material from this prolific locality, with odd-ball associations possible with careful study. Matrix specimens from about 1cm to 5cm @ 7.50, 15.00, 30.00 and 50.00

PHARMACOSIDERITE- Boss Mine, Esmeralda Co., Nevada
Pale green to slightly brownish druses and cubes of pharmacosiderite nicely scattered in vugs in tan banded rhyolitic matrix. A new locality for the mineral, many with fine micro potential as well, matrix sizes from about 2cm to 4cm across @ just 5.00, 10.00 and 15.00 each. Neat!

PHOSPHOELLENBERGITE- Dora-Maira Massif, Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy
This uncommon mineral, first described from here (the TYPE locality) in 1994, has not seen much distribution due to its scarcity. We recently obtained a few samples of minute, glassy bluish aggregates of the mineral, sparsely scattered in a rose-colored quartzite with small, micro pods of deep red pyrope garnet. From Brossasco, Vallone Giba in the Varaita Valley, part of the overly simplified Dora-Maira massif type locality designation. Specimens (all with arrows) average about 2.5cm to 3.5cm @ 55.00 and 65.00 each. Only a few available!

PLUMBOAGARDITE- Niederschlag, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
This prolific locality has produced many micro species, and the plumboagardite was found here in 1989, predating the material from the type locality elsewhere in Germany, but it was only confirmed this past year by EDX and XRD. It occurs as minute, pale green fibrous aggregates sparsely scattered in vugs, typically with fluorite, quartz and other species. Priced according to quality, specimens range from about 1.2cm to 2.5cm @ 30.00 and 45.00, and a couple at 65.00 each.

RHODOCHROSITE- Wudong Mine, Wushuo, Guangxi Zhuang PR China
From an exciting new find, deep pink, translucent to opaque rhombs and aggregates of rhodochrosite richly scattered on matrix, some with minor pyrite, quartz, sphalerite etc. Very colorful stuff, matrix specimens about 4cm to 5cm across @ 60.00 and 75.00 each. Nice!

RINMANITE- Garpenberg Norra Mine, Hedemora, Sweden
Described in 2000, this exceptionally rare mineral occurs as extremely small, black elongated submetallic aggregates sparsely scattered in matrix. TYPE locality material, the first we have been able to obtain, offered as 5mm specimens @ just 85.00 each. Rare!

RUTILE- Parkesburg, Chester Co., Pennsylvania
From this old eastern U.S. locality, we have a few small (1.5cm) stout rutile prisms as crystal sections without matrix. The locality, in Sadsbury Township, was mentioned in Gordon's 1922 classic on Pennsylvania mineralogy. Good locality reference specimens in thumbnail sizes at just 15.00 each.

SELLAITE- Fontsante Mine, Var, France
Rather rich, white masses of sellatite largely comprising matrix, occasionally with admixed fluorite. Old BRGM material obtained many years ago, size range from about 2cm to nearly 5cm across @ 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00.

SHLYKOVITE- Tsentral'nyi Mine, Rasvumchorr Mt., Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from Khibiny, occurring as minute scaly lamellae to 0.5mm and as thinly fibrous aggregates of similar size in veinlets and cracks, typically greyish white to somewhat beige in color, all showing a pearly luster, associated with potassic feldspar, eudialyte, alkali amphibole, ilmenite and a potential host of other possibilities. Formula: KCa[Si4O9(OH)]*3H2O, monoclinic. IMA #2008-062, a phyllosilicate representing a new structural type! From the TYPE and only locality, specimens (with arrows) from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 95.00, 125.00 and 160.00 each!

SMITHSONITE etc..- Sherman Tunnel, Lake Co., Colorado
Complex ore specimens from this famous locality, here with numerous micro rhombs of grey to brownish smithsonite richly coating vuggy matrix, most specimens with multiple micro associations that include balls of green malachite, yellow bindheimite, quartz, barite, azurite, galena etc. A microscope will yield numerous delightful areas of study on this chaotic specimens, matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 7cm @ 7.50, 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each, all with great micro potential; several considerably larger suitable as anchors, 50.00 to 85.00 each.

SMOLIANINOVITE ps @ COBALTITE- Mt. Cobalt, Queensland, Australia
Earthy yellow pseudomorphs of smolianinovite @ colbaltite are intergrown with sparse, fibrous violet erythrite. Both species are scattered across a contrasting grey matrix. 1-6cm @ 12.50, 25.00, 40.00, 60.00. One fine 16x11cm piece available for 175.00.

STRUVITE- Skipton Bat Caves, Victoria, Australia
This phosphate mineral has formed as a product of (ugh!) guano alteration. We have them as matrix (guano)-free sharply formed single crystals that are opaque chalky white and in odd skeletal shapes, likely pseudomorphs after newburyite or a similar phase, or as small pods in larger dark brown matrix specimens. Sizes of the singles average about 1cm, individual crystals @ 12.50; 3cm to 4cm matrix specimens with one or several small pods @ 30.00.

SYNCHESITE-Y (DOVERITE)- Scrub Oaks Iron Mine, nr. Dover, New Jersey
Dark brick red masses of synchesite-y richly speckle a matrix of dark grey magnetite ore on these massive granular samples from the classic locality for the "doverite" variety. Collected by your's truly many years ago when residing in Dover! Sizes from 1cm to 5cm @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00.

TANTALITE-(Mn)- Tin Mountain Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
Patches of nearly black, crystalline tantalite-(Mn) to 1cm are scattered in a white, often radiating albite matrix, associated with massive quartz and tabular, slightly greenish cesium-rich muscovite. Analytically confirmed (copy supplied) material that sometimes pushes the chemical edges of this species vs. its columbite counterpart, specimens range from 2.5cm to 6cm across, priced at just 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

TELLURITE- Mina Bambollita, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico
From old material collected many years ago, we have a good selection of tellurite specimens from this famous locality, most as small, yellowish orange, sparse crystalline aggregates lying flat on quartz-rich matrix, all showing brilliant adamantine luster, occasionally with minor greyish native tellurium as finely disseminated grains. The locality has produced many rare Te-rich phases, and who knows what else may lurk in these old specimens! Sizes range from 2cm to 7cm across, offered at just 10.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each.

TRIPUHYITE var FLAJOLOTITE- Djebel Nador, Constantine, Algeria
Rather ugly yellowish, ocherous material now defined as tripuhyite richly comprising these samples. Relatively pure, powdery masses, possibly with minor admixed nadorite (type locality for the species), offered as small masses in a capsule @ just 10.00 each, a few small matrix specimens 1cm to 1.3cm @ 25.00 each.

TSUMEBITE- Hard Luck Claims, San Bernadino Co. California
This interesting locality has produced more than 50 different species, many in good micro crystals. We have a small selection of tsumebite specimens from here, most as pleasing, glassy green micro aggregates scattered on matrix, typically with cerussite and a wide range of other associated species. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 5cm across and are priced according to quality @ 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each. Cool stuff!

WAVELLITE- Mt. Pleasant Mills, Snyder Co., Pennsylvania
From a relatively recent find at the National Limestone Co. Quarry, these are yellowish green radiating aggregates and balls of wavellite well scattered on seams and exposed surfaces of a pale, gritty matrix. Typical sizes range from 3.5cm to 5.5cm @ just 8.00, 15.00 and 20.00, with a few significantly larger samples available - inquire.

XONOTLITE- Christmas Mine, nr. Hayden, Arizona
Thick white encrustations of xonotlite scattered on diopside-rich matrix, typically with minor stringhamite or gilaite as well. An unusual locality for the species, specimens range from 2.5cm to 3cm @ just 15.00 and 20.00 each.

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ORE CARS- 1:87 scale
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ALIETTITE ps @ WOLLASTONITE- Ingichke, Samarkand District, Uzbekistan
Monomineralic masses of this rare species intimately associated with and replacing elongated tan aggregates of wollastonite, rarely with minor garnet. Probe, X-Ray and IR-spectrum were required for ID! Only a few available, 8mm to nearly 2.5cm @ 55.00, 75.00 and 95.00 each.

ALUMINOCERITE-(Ce)- Afrikanda, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Many specimens from this locality are "ordinary cerite", but a new discovery this past summer has yielded a few of these analytically confirmed aluminocerite-(Ce) specimens among the significantly prevailing cerite-(Ce) with Fe>Al. They form small aggregations to 5mm of pinkish, coarse tabular crystals, usually in calcite with minor diopside, magnetite and/or magnesiohastingsite. Formula: (Ce,La,Ca)9(Al,Fe3+)(SiO4)3[SiO3(OH)]4(OH)3 - trigonal. IMA #2007-060 from the second world occurrence! Samples about 1.5cm to 3cm @ 75.00, 100.00 and 125.00 each.

BOBDOWNSITE- Rapid Creek, Yukon Teritory, Canada
This NEW SPECIES occus as clear to white tabular crystalline aggregates and partial crystals to 1cm across perched in cross-hatching groups on matrix. Formula: Ca9Mg(PO3F0(PO4)6 - trigonal, IMA #2008-037. Named for Prof. Bob Downs @ the University of Arizona who first uncovered the mineral as part of the RRUFF Project. Associations may include arrojadite, quartz, kulanite etc.. some with micro potential as well! Surprisingly rich, matix specimens from about 2cm to nearly 4cm across @ just 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each, depending on qulaity!

BRITHOLITE-Ce- Oka, Quebec, Canada
Grey masses of pure britholite-Ce are peppered with tabular mica in these substantially pure samples. Rich material, quite old, specimen sizes from about 1.5cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 30.00, and 55.00 each.

CALCITE on SPHALERITE- Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas
This is a nice, large, cabinet specimen consisting of a base of coarsely crystalline (to 2+ cm), dark root beer-colored sphalerite which is in most areas covered by a large (10+ cm), rounded "blob" of resinous, amber-colored calcite that presents hundreds of subparallel, composite faces. This piece literally looks like it was coated by a thick, melted mass of calcite that crystallized upon cooling. The sphalerite is therefore only seen around the edges of the specimen and on the fracture-surface base. The exposed sphalerite crystals have a resinous to sub-metallic luster and are generously sprinkled with euhedral, though slightly oxidized, modified tetrahedrons of chalcopyrite (to 3 mm). This piece comes from the Dana-classic Tri-State (MO, KS, & OK) Pb-Zn district including Joplin, MO. This is a good chance to buy a virtually damage-free piece from this old US locality. Specimen is 11x8x4 cm @ 75.00.

CHALCOCITE- Flambeau Mine, Rush Co., Wisconsin
Interesting, dark greyish blue metallic aggregates and crude crystals of chalcocite completely comprising matrix, these from the well known find of several years ago, now defunct. Someday these may rival Bristol, Connecticut specimens in pricing, but for now are still quite reasonable, with 2.5cm TN's at just 15.00 to 35.00 each, and a few larger samples to 5cm @ 50.00 to 100.00 each, depending on quality. Get 'em while you can.

CINNABAR IN SIDERITE- Quarry at Prinz, Steiermark, Austria
Sparse veins and surface coverage of red cinnabar on brown, rhombic siderite matrix. Ex-E.Wm. Heinrich collection, accompanied by a copy of his label. Only three available, sizes are from 3cm to 6cm @ 20.00 and 30.00 each. Excellent, older locality material!

DORALLCHARITE- Allchar, Roszdan, Macedonia
Type locality material, offered here as microprobe-confirmed yellow powdery aggregates in extremely small masses about 0.2mm across, box-mounted on a small glass slide. Small and obscure stuff, very rarely offered in confirmed samples, @ 55.00 each.

EKANITE (TL)- nr. Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Prov., Sri Lanka
Small, metamict dark green, glassy transparent aggregates without matrix from the type locality! These are placer grains and have been checked by both microprobe and IR spectra, only a few small (1.5mm or so) grains on hand @ 40.00 each.

ERYTHRITE- Santa Alicia Mine, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico
Rich magenta needles and tufted sprays of erythrite richly scattered on matrix. From the classic Mexican locality, these are nicely sized and make good micros as well. Select material, quite attractive, matrix sizes from 3.5cm to 5.5cm @ 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

FLUORITE- Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana
Pale citron colored fluorite cubes, some over 1cm on a side, are attractively perched on grey dolostone matrix. A very pleasing, pale yellowish transparent fluorite! Neat miniatures from this old locality, sizes from about 3.5cm to 6cm @ 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

GINORITE- Chelkar Salt Dome, Aksai Valley, Kazakhstan
Pale yellowish, single tabular crystals and small clusters averaging about 2mm across, obtained from a single drill core sample! Small but from one of only a very few confirmed localities for this rare borate mineral. Singles in a small vial @ 25.00 each.

HAWLEYITE (XRD)- Galerie de La Crettaz, Mt. Chemin, Switzerland
This unusual cadmium mineral occurs as thin, bright yellow to greenish-yellow filmy crusts scattered over matrix consisting of veinlets of sphalerite, fluorite and possibly other phases. XRD-confirmed, matrix sizes from 2cm to nearly 4cm @ 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

HYDROXYL-HERDERITE- Big Chief Mine, Pennington Co., South Dakota
Excellent micro radiating balls of this uncommon species richly scattered on siderite matrix, occasionally with minor phosphates such as beraunite, needle-like yellowish strunzite etc.), these from the Weber/Perloff collection and likely obtained from Bill Roberts many years ago. Excellent micro's, only three available, @ 65.00 each.

IVANYUKITE-K- Mt. Koashva, Khibiny, Kola Pen., Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from this prolific locality, here as well formed colorless to white translucent micro cubic crystals typically in the 0.3mm size range, perched in cavities of natrolite and/or pectolite. Formula: K2[Ti4O2(OH)2(SiO4)3]*9H2O - isometric. IMA #2007-042, type locality, of course. The rarest of the three "ivanyukites", matrix specimens range from about 2cm to nearly 4.5cm @ 95.00, 135.00 and 175.00 each. A 6cm specimen with lucasite-(Ce) @ 240.00.

IVANYUKITE-Na- Mt. Koashva, Khibiny, Kola Pen., Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as numerous, well formed cubic crystals about 0.5mm across, ranging from colorless to a beige, pinkish-orange hue, well scattered in cavities of natrolite, pectolite and aegirine aggregates, occasionally with minutely acicular vinogradovite. Formula: Na2[Ti4O2(OH)2(SiO4)3]*6H2O, isometric. Type locality material, IMA #2007-041, specimens from about 2cm to nearly 5cm across @ 75.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each. Only a few!

JAMBORITE pseudo @ MILLERITE- Ca' dei Ladri, Emilia Romagna Reg. Italy
Old material from this uncommon locality, here as sparsely scattered, small radiating needles of dark greenish jamborite lying flat in matrix, likely as pseudos after millerite. Only a few specimens on hand, specimen sizes from 2cm to 3.5cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

JAMESONITE- Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico
Superb, thick metallic rods of stibnite-like crystals of jamesonite nicely scattered in/on matrix with well crystallized
pyrite. From the original 1975 find, these modern classics are exceptional for the species, with overall sizes from 3cm to 7.5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00.

JULGOLDITE-(Fe2+)- Hale Creek Mine, Trinity Co., California
One of the rarer members of the pumpellyite group, julgoldite-(Fe2+) occurs as small dark green to black opaque grains scattered in a moderately attractive pink cr ystalline inesite matrix. Definitely microscope material, each specimen will probably yield several mounts. In sizes from 2cm to 6cm, reasonably priced at 10.00, 17.50, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

KAERSUTITE- near Hoover Dam, Mojave Co., Arizona
One of the few titanium bearing amphibole minerals, kaersutite occurs as greenish black glassy crystals frozen in camptonite rock matrix, with occasional prism faces evident. Reasonably priced specimens with moderate coverage, 3cm to nearly 8cm @ 15.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

KHANNESHITE- Tuliylukht Bay, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
Bright orange, glassy aggregates of this complex carbonate scattered in seams in matrix. Extremely rare material from an excellent locality. The small matrix samples we offered over 10 years ago are long gone, but we have a few single grain sized samples on hand about 1mm across @ just 45.00 each. Only five available, please list alternates!

KHINITE- Aga Mine, San Bernadino Co., California
This obscure lead-producing locality from many years ago has now yielded only the third locality for khinite, available here as small micro balls and glassy aggregates of deep green color on massive quartz matrix. Not much to look at unless relatively high magnification is used, but a rare copper-lead tellurate mineral nonetheless. Choice material for the locality, but still small TN's to about 1.5cm @ 55.00 each.

LAZURITE- Andes of Ovalle, Chile
Rich, ultramarine blue masses and spots oflazurite (lapis lazuli) speckle white to greyish carbonate in these moderately attractive samples. Excellent, classic locality material, some quite cutable, sizes average 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each, depending on quality.

LUCASITE-(Ce)- Mt. Koashva, Khibiny, Kola Pen., Russia
A rarely offered REE mineral from one of the few verified world localities for the species! It occurs here as honey brown to brownish orange spherules to 0.7mm across, scattered among voids on microcline or aegirine, occasionally as inclusions in water-clear natrolite. Only a few small TN's on hand with arrows @ 95.00.

METABORITE (TL)- Chelkar Salt Dome, Kazakhstan
Rarely offered, type locality specimens comprised of small, colorless single crystals averaging about 1mm across, typically with a corroded surface, free of matrix. Old, author's material from the type locality, only a few on hand @ 65.00 each. List alternates!

MIMETITE- Driggeth Mine, Caldbeck Fells, England
From a classic locality in Cumbria, these are medium green, small knobby botryoids richly scattered on matrix, forming rather attractive and colorful specimens specimens from this Cumbia occurrence. Purchased more than 25 years ago from Sam Weller, recently uncover ed here, specimens from about 3.5cm to 6.5cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 50.00 each. Nice!

MONTICELLITE- Crestmore Quarry, Riverside Co., California
This ubiquitious mineral occurs here as brownish spots and masses well scattered in pale bluish white calcite matrix. One of the lesser-collected species from this famous locality, specimens from about 2.5cm to 7cm @ 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

PLUMBOPHYLLITE- Blue Bell Mine, San Bernadino Co., California
This NEW SPECIES occurs as pale blue to very light blue green, translucent glassy micro radiating sprays lying flat in thin seams in matrix, occasionally with minor massive opal. Formula: Pb2Si4O10*H2O,- orthorhombic, IMA # 2008-025. Only a few specimens available, sizes from about 1.5cm to nearly 4cm across @ 45.00, 60.00 and 85.00

POLYMIGNITE- Hakestad Mine, Tjolling, Norway
Dark brown elongated crystalline aggregates and crystal sections of this ill-defined species scattered in feldspar matrix, some with minor biotite, aegirine and possibly other minerals. Sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 7.50, 12.50, 20.00 and 30.00.

POTASSICPARGASITE- Pitkyaranta, Karelia, Russia
Found in the old orefield from this former, ex-Finland locality, this species occurs here as black, coarsley crystalline aggregates scattered in a skarn matrix. Microprobe-confirmed specimens, but only a few 1.5cm to 2.5cm sample son hand @ 35.00 and 50.00 each.

QUARTZ- Bullion Mine, Virginia City, Nevada
Interesting specimens of clear to milky white terminated quartz crystals and points on matrix, all showing good luster and stout habits, most 2cm or shorter protruding from massive quartz. The Comstock Lode has produced much silver and such, and these are from a prospector's private stash. Specimens range from TN's @ just 5.00, then 3.5cm to 8cm @ only 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Neat, historical locality material!

QUARTZ, TETRAHEDRITE, SPHALERITE- Trepca, Yugoslavia
This ex-Bruce Museum speciman with label shows stubby white translucent quartz crystals about 1/2 cm wide bearing rounded points along with numerous smaller grey translucent crystals. Some poorly formed graphite-grey tetrahedrite crystals intervene along with some clearly visible sphalerite. Interesting old specimen, size about 7x6cm @ 55.00.

RETGERSITE with MORENOSITE- Nickel Mine, Bolivia, Churchill Co. Nevada
A handful of samples comprised primarily of pale green masses of admixed morenosite and other secondary nickel minerals with small, thin seams and masses of pale bluish retgersite as well. Unusual material, specimen sizes from about 2.5cm to large 13cm samples @ 10.00, 17.50, 25.00, 40.00, 65.00, and 95.00 each.

SERENDIBITE- nr. Johnsburg, Warren Co., New York
Greyish blue to blue masses of this unusual boro-silicate scattered in matrix, most with diopside and minor phlogopite. From the long-lost 1932 locality described in American Mineralogist and rarely offered, these were collected many years ago by Dr. Paul Moore. Sizes 1.5cm to 3.5cm across @ 15.00, 30.00 and 50.00, a few to 6cm @ 100.00, and THE WORLD'S LARGEST: a boulder of 18x17x17cm, about 20 pounds(!!!), only one @ 1200.00!

TOPAZ- Schneckenstein, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany
A beige 1.6 centimeter long clear to translucent topaz crystal is length-wise embedded in matrix and surrounded by smaller quartz crystal points up to 4mm in length. A remarkably well formed crystal, this is a numbered specimen accompanied by J. Cilen and old Ward's Natural Science labels. Overall size is 4x4cm @ 85.00.

TRIPHYLITE- North Groton, New Hampshire
These show massive green triphylite with minor arrojadite and possibly wolfeite intergrown as well. Likely old Palermo material although nit labeled as such, sizes about 3cm to 6cm across @ 12.50, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

TRIPLITE- Mica Lode Quarry, Fremont Co., Colorado
Thick, dark brown resinous masses of nearly pure triplite comprising matrix, these from old stock originally supplied by Willard Roberts (robertsite) many years ago. Specimens range from about 3cm to 7cm across, quite rich, at just 10.00, 17.50, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

TRONA- Stauffer Mine, Green River, Wyoming
Old material collected by E. Wm. Heinrich, occuring here as honey-colored crystalline aggregates scattered in a greenish oil shale matrix. Moderately rich specimens, sizes from about 4cm to nearly 11x8cm across @ 15.00, 30.00, 45.00, 65.00 and 85.00 each.

WEGSCHEIDERITE- Mt. Alluaiv, Lovozero, Kola, Russia
Minute translucent, glassy aggregates of clear to very slightly pinkish hued wegscheiderite sparsely scattered in minor matrix. A second locality for this rare mineral, identifed by X-ray diffraction and IR spectroscopy, the first we have been able to offer in more than a dozen years! Only a few 2.5mm specimens available, @ 55.00 each.

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AEGIRINE- Venske Shaft,Ste 23,Stettin,Wausau, Wisconsin
Bars of dark grey-green aegerine crystals embedded in reddish-pink feldspar matrix. Rather ugly but from an interesting locality, a numbered specimen accompanied by an E. Wm. Heinrich label. Size is 8x5cm @ 25.00

APATITE-QUARTZ-SIDERITE etc- Panasquiera, Portugal
A classy display specimen consisting of several, elongated and doubly terminated clear quartz crystals protruding from a dense, zinnwaldite-rich greenish grey matrix with minor sulfides, with one side of the specimen covered by hundreds of micro, tan stacked wafers of siderite, the other side showing several transparent(!!) to greyish, sharply hexagonal apatite crystals to 6mmm tall as well. A thin vail of fluorescence is evident at the tips of some of the apatites, close to their exposed pinacoid terminations. The specimen is ex-Gary Hansen, ex-A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum with labels from both included, overall specimen size 12x5cm @ 225.00. Excellent!

APTHITALITE var: GLASERITE- Searles Lake, San Bernadino Co., California
This uncommon mineral occurs here as densely intergrown tabular aggregates, typically colorless to slightly yellowish-grey largely comprising matrix. From one of teh better know localities for the species, sizes range from about 1.5cm to nearly 7cm across @ 5.00, 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

AZURITE- Chessy, Lyon, France
A small lot of dark blue azurite specimens from the classic Dana locality! These are typical wedge-shaped crystals that are intergrown in somewhat rounded "balls" of nodular azurite, with the wedges and points protruding from various angles of the specimens. All are ex-Florence Mecke Collection (circa 1930's?), and only a few avialable averaging about 2cm across @ 60.00 and 75.00 each. Difficult to find today!

BABINGTONITE- Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Uncovered in old Perloff/Weber material, we have a small lot of micro babingtonite specimens, here as good micro material scattered in feldspar vugs, some with minor green epidote, all showing excellent luster on their black, splendant faces! The vintage of these specimens is unknown, but specimens from old eastern localities are increasingly difficult to locate. Specimens are priced according to quality, not size, ranging from about 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ just 6.00, 8.50 and 10.00 each.

BISMUTOMICROLITE v WESTGRENITE- Ermo Mine, Carnauba das Dantas, RGN Brazil
Small brownish micro crystals and aggregates of this uncommon mineral perched among feldspar matrix fissures. Old ex-Julius Weber material labeled as "westgrenite", matrix sizes average about 1.5cm and nicely mounted at just 55.00 each.

BONSHTEDTITE- Kukisvumchorr, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
This rare phosphate-carbonate occurs as colorless to lightly tinted fine grained crystal aggregates scattered on matrix, most associated with pirssonite, paranatrolite and possibly other species. Excellent locality (actually from the underground Kirovskii Mine) and fine, representative specimens (all with arrows for clarity), sizes ranging from 2.5cm to 3.5cm @ 95.00 and 135.00, priced according to quality. Only three available!

BORNITE pseudo @ COVELLITE- Belmont Mine, Butte, Montana
Dark, sooty black bornite replacing blades of covellite, showing minor pyrite and quartz crystals as well, plus a small smattering of pale green malachite, too! An old specimen, accompanied by a Hoxie St. Excalibur label (circa 1974) and recently repatriated from a another collection. A classic locality piece, overall size 6.5x5.5cm @ 150.00.

CALCIOHILAIRITE- Mt. Flora, Lovozero Massif, Kola, Russia
This rare species occurs here as small but well formed white to buff colored stout divergent micro crystals sparsely scattered on lujarvite matrix, some with well formed prismatic crystals of kuzmenkoite-Mn as well. A new find at the locality for the species with micro potential as well, matrix sizes from 2cm to 3cm @ just 65.00 each, all with arrows.

CALCITE- Linz on Rhine, Germany
A large single crystal (3cm long, thumb-thickness) with exposed trigonal point is otherwise encrusted around all sides with a crystallized grey secondary calcite "ooze" on a light brown matrix with a feint grey dendritic pattern. Ex-L.L. Hubbard sample (1849-1933) with cardboard label, overall size is a hefty 10x7cm @ 60.00. Old, old sample!

CARNOTITE- Mauch Chunk, Carbon Co., Pennsylvania
A pair of very old specimens from this classic eastern U.S. locality, here as dull yellow crusts and films scattered over uraniferous rock matrix. These are both ex-Lambrecht, ex-Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and include the Museum's label as well. Sizes are 5x2.5cm @ 55.00 and 8x6cm @ 125.00. List alternates!

CARYOCHROITE- Umbozero Mine, Alluaiv Mt., Kola, Russia
Another relatively NEW SPECIES from the Lovozero Massif, here as nearly monomineral masses of this dark brown, nafertisite-like material, some with long slender embedded elpidite crystals. From the type locality in the Elpiditivoye pegmatite, formula: (Na,Sr)3(Fe3+,Mg)10[Ti2Si12O37](O,OH)9*8H2O. IMA #2005-031, author's studied material, rich samples from about 2cm to 4cm across at 60.00, 75.00, 100.00 and 125.00 each.

CORUNDUM variety RUBY- Los Archipelago, Guinea
This west African nation, formerly French Guinea) has produced much in the way of diamonds and precious metals, but its outlying islands provide the most interesting species in the syenites and pegmatites. These corundums are rather crudely formed bipyramidal crystals without matrix, dark brownish red in color, some showing basal pinacoids with chatoyant luster, others with crude pyramidal terminations. Sizes range from about 1cm to 2.5cm, priced at just 5.00, 8.50 and 12.50 each. Limit three (3) per customer, please.

COVELLITE- Chandler Tunnel, Summitville, Colorado
A superb. classic specimen from this Rio Grande County locality, comprised of electric blue, metallic stacked platy crystals and aggregates of covellite to 2.5cm tall completely forming a dense, attractive group with virtually no discernable matrix! The specimen was obtained during our purchase of the Thomas Campbell Collection (co-author of the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Minerals) many years ago. A handsome specimen and moderately well crystallized unlike most modern covellite, it measures 7x4.5cm @ 250.00. Excellent!

CREASEYITE- Mammoth-St. Anthony, nr. Tiger, Arizona
This relative rare species occurs as sparse, pale green crusty aggregates and minutely fibrous masses on matrix, some associated with punky micro wulfenite and other secondary minerals. From the famous Collins Vein, the TYPE LOCALITY, specimens range from about 2.5cm to 8cm @ 12.50, 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each, depending on quality, some with micro potential as well.

DATOLITE- Cheshire, Connecticut
A multi-layered plate richly covered with small, pale greenish grey datolite crystals. An unusual eastern locality for this mineral, a numbered specimen with an adhered old label, provenance unknown. Overall size 9x4.5cm @ 60.00. Moderately attractive for the locality!

DIAMOND- Bloemfontein District, Free State, Rep So. Africa
From the old "Orange Free State", aka "Orange River Colony", these are pale yellow, transparent single crystals, most showing complex faces seen with some dodecahedral to octahedral habits. Unknown steely-grey inclusions can also be spotted under magnification on some, and sizes average about 4x3mm (about 40 points), at just 35.00 each. Only a few on hand!

DIOPSIDE var: COCCOLITE- Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
Massive black granular ferroan diopside (variety coccolite) divided by several fine hairline planes of a microscopic white material. A hefty hand-specimen from an excellent older locality. Accompanied by an old Ralys Mineral Specimens label. Overall size is 8x8x4cm @ just 30.00.

DRAVITE- nr. Salur, Orissa, India
From a relatively new (?) find, we have a small lot of rather stout, very dark brown, well developed prismatic dravite crystals, here with little or no matrix, all showing sharply developed prism faces, and they are all doubly terminated as well! Like the big Australian crystals from Yinnethara, there are no pronounced prismatic striations commonly seen on many other tourmalines, and these average about 3.5cm long and nearly as thick at just 35.00 each.

FERBERITE- Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, PR China
Thick, black elongated crystalline aggregates and some singly terminated flattened crystals comprising matrix, some with minor arsenopyrite, quartz, dolomite etc. Surprisingly large and relatively inexpensive, we have a few flattened specimens from 3.5cm to 7cm, priced at just 25.00 and 45.00 each, depending on quality, not size. Attractive and a great deal!

FIZELYITE- Van Silver Claim, nr. Whistler, BC, Canada
Minute elongated silvery grey crystals and aggregates of this unusual lead-silver-antimony sulfosalt scattered in exposed vugs and seams in matrix, most associated with minor galena, pyrite, quartz and possibly other phases. Good micro potential for a moderately rare species, matrix sizes from about 1cm to 2.2cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each, depending on quality.

FRANKLINITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
A BIG hunk of a rock, comprised of densely intergrown black octahedral masses of franklinite, interspersed between thin seams of non-fluorescent calcite and minor red zincite. The octahedrons are rounded, most are cleaved, but the major one, a full 6.5cm across from tip to tip (!!!) that protrudes from the surface makes this a keeper! An old specimen, ex-Ackerman Collection, weighs over 3.5 pounds and is a monster 11x8cm @ just 85.00. Also useful as boat anchor and door stop if needed.

GAHNITE variety KREITTONITE- Bodenmais, Zwiesel, Bavaria, Germany
A pair of shiny black gahnite crystals to 8mm embeded in black mica and quartz. The iron rich variety was well known from this old Bayern (Bavaria) locality. This is a numbered specimen accompanied by two Michigan College of Mines labels and an old calligraphic Dr. A. Krantz label. Overall size is 4.5x3cm @ 40.00.

GALENA in CRYOLITE- Ivigtut, Greenland
Old specimens, ex-E.W. Heinrich Collection, comprised of silvery metallic aggregates of massive galena scattered through white cryolite matrix, most with bright, tan-colored siderite cleavages, brassy chalcopyrite etc. Wonderful examples of this weird ore association from a classic locality, specimens from about 4cm to 8cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each. Only a few!

GEORGECHAOITE + VINOGRADOVITE- Yukspor Mt., Khibiny, Kola, Russia
Excellent micro material for this former one-locality mineral, here as clusters of well formed colorless vitreous micro crystals scattered in cavities, all with white fibrous vinogradovite as well. Superb stuff for this rarity, matrix sizes average about 3cm across @ 85.00 each.

GLAUBERITE- Camp Verde, Yavapai County, Arizona
In addition to the more typically pseudomorphed specimens (gypsum, calcite etc.as pseudo's after glauberite), we have a small lot of well crystallized glauberite, here as moderately attractive, greyish wedge-shaped crystals forming good groups, some reaching 15cm across! Most groups are smaller, in the 3cm and up range, priced at 5.00, 10.00, 25.00, 50.00, 80.00 and 125.00 each. Nice!

HAUYNE var: BERZELINE- Ariccia, Albano, Rome Province, Italy
This variety of hauyne was described by L.A. Necker in 1831 as the mineral "berzeline", later designated as hauyne in Dana's 1892 edition. The mineral occurs as small greyish white crystalline aggregates scattered in/on nepheline syenite matrix, most showing modest red fluorescence (SW UV) as well. Very old material garnered from several collections (most notably Michigan College of Mines), specimens range from about 4cm to 6cm across @ 40.00, 50.00 and 60.00 each, depending on coverage and size.

KYANITE (Black)- Nuovo Ritrovamento, Minas Gerais, Brazil
More than twenty years ago, this material was sold as taramite and was widely distributed by collectors and dealers as such. Every sample we have had X-rayed has shown these black, radiating crystals and groups to be kyanite. Little is known about the purported locality, but these are rather interesting specimens of divergent, radiating aggregates to 5cm long, forming rather pleasing sprays and groups. Sizes average about 6cm across at just 12.50 each, a few larger to 8+cm @ 30.00. Nice!

MAGNETITE & FELDSPAR & ???- Todtenkopf, Salzburg, Tyrol, Austria
A gemmy 0.5 centimeter feldspar crystal point (mislabeled as apatite on several labels) and a 1.5 centimeter magnetite octahedral point are perched on top of a wad of white "Bergleder" (mountain leather) matrix, possibly palygorskite, sepiolite or ???. From a morbidly named locality, a rather complex and interesting specimen, accompanied by J. Cilen and old Hugh A. Ford labels! Overall size is 9.5x8.5cm @ just 85.00

MAGNETITE in GYPSUM- Menahyima, Israel
A rather nondescript specimen showing a smattering of black, micro magnetites in several seams running through a white, massive gypsum matrix. The magnetite habit varies from rounded grains to somewhat flattened octahedral crystals, all quite small. Ex-Weingarten collection, great locality reference specimen, 7x4cm @ just 30.00.

MOURITE- Kyzylsai Deposit, Balkhash, Kazakhstan
From the TYPE LOCALITY, we have three small analyzed samples of this rare UMoO12(OH)10 mineral, here as 1mm grains in polished probe mounts, accomapnied by an SEM image and confirming analytical spectra. The first we have been able to offer, at just 150.00 each. First come, first served!

NAGYAGITE- Sacarimb, (Nagyag), Hunedoara, Romania
Excellent micro crystals of tabular, silvery black nagyagite nestled among water clear quartz crystals, typically overlaying sphalerite-rich matrix. Uncovered in the old Weber-Perloff material, perhaps there are other, rare species lurking here, but with no time to analyze, we will simply offer them as they are labelled, with matrix sizes ranging from about 1cm to nearly 2cm across, priced according to quality @ 75.00, 95.00 and 120.00 each. Superb micro stuff, nicely mounted and boxed!

NICKELINE- Copper Pass Deposit, N.W.T., Canada
Massive, nearly pure metallic pinkish red cleavages of nickeline, altering to green annabergite on some surfaces. Neat, heavy stuff, found near the Great Slave Lake of Canada's Northwest Territories. Superbly rich, select pieces. Available in sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm @ 7.50, 15.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each. A few larger: inquire!

OREBROITE- Sjogruvan Mine, Orebro, Vastmasland Sweden
Another rarity from its TYPE LOCALITY, orebroite occurs here as microscopic, deep red vitrous aggregates sparsely scattered in matrix. Each of these has a pinpointing arrow and is temporarily mounted in a telescoping plastic box, specimens averaging 1cm or so @ 145.00 each. List alternates!

POTASSIC-FERROPARGASITE- Kabuto, Kameyama, Mie Prefecture, Japan
This NEW SPECIES, another of the growing number of amphiboles, occurs here at the type locality as black, highly lustrous monoclinic aggregates, appearing as richly scattered small spots in contrasting white matrix. IMA number 2007-053, only a few on hand, averaging about 6mm to 1.2cm @ 85.00 and 125.00 each.

QUARTZ (CHALCEDONY) IN OOLITE- State College, Centre Co., Pennsylvania
A strange specimen of quartz (variety chalcedony) replacing calcite in siliceous oolite! The specimen is a solid, grayish white matrix dispalying numerous tiny balls and oolitic masses richly scattered throughout, resulting in a "polka-dot" assemblage. Several old labels are exposed on one side, some are painted on, while others are old paper labels either worn off or painted over. This is a numbered specimen accompanied by an E. Wm. Heinrich label. Overall size is 8x7cm @ just 20.00.

RASTSVETAEVITE- Rasvimchorr Mine, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
A moderately rare mineral from its TYPE LOCALITY, it occurs here as red vitrous aggregates rather well scattered in matrix, a member of the eudialyte group. Significantly better than the material we offered some years ago, these are matrix samples averaging just over 1cm across @ just 125.00 each!

ROQUESITE in CHALCOPYRITE- Akenobe Mine, Oyacho, Yabu Gun, Japan
This rare species occurs here as submicroscopic metallic inclusions in brassy chalcopyrite matrix, typically with minor quartz and pyrite as well. A rare chalcopyrite group member with essential indium, old material from a great locality, specimens from small 5mm fragments @ 30.00 to larger 2cm specimens @ 125.00; one 4x3.5cm specimen @ 450.00!

RUTILE on HEMATITE- Mwinilunga, Zambia
An unusual locality specimen with fairly well developed crystals of deep red to nearly black rutile to 7mm long well scattered on dark, spendant hematite matrix. The rutiles are vertically striated with some showing good terminations, all with brilliant prism faces. Over all size about 4.5cm x 4cm @ 40.00. Only one available!

SABUGALITE- Margnac, Haute Vienne, France
Bright yeloow, platy aggregates and rich crusty masses of brightly fluorescent sabugalite on matrix, some overlaying minor autunite as well. Classic locality material, small fragments averaging 0.6cm @ 15.00; lean matrix specimens from 2cm to 4cm @ 60.00, 80.00 and 100.00.

SATIMOLITE- Satimola-Salistock, Kazakhstan
Snow-white rounded masses and aggregates of satimolite to several millimeters scattered in clay-polyhalite rock matrix. Holotype material from the author, available as small fragments from 0.5 to 1.2cm @ 40.00, 55.00 and 75.00, or as a few 2cm to 3cm better matrix samples @ 100.00 and 150.00 each.

SCHUETTEITE- Oceanic Mine, San Luis Obispo Co., California
Canary-yellow, earthy masses of this rare secondary mercury mineral intergrown in brick-red cinnabar/clay matrix, possibly with other, non-descript secondary mercury minerals. Old, type locality material, only a few specimens available, sizes from 2cm to 5.5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each.

TAMARUGITE- Volcano, Lipari Isl., ITALY
This uncommon mineral occurs here as minute, colorless white masses and fibrous aggregates and densely packed masses, occasionally with intergrown natroalunite comprising matrix. Old Cureton material, quite rich, as masses from 1.5cm to 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

THOMSONITE with CALCITE- Loanhead Quarry, Beith, Scotland
Thomsonite occurs here as thickly intergrown radiating sprays penetrating into white, crudely crystallized calcite. A neat thumbnail specimen from an excellent locality, overall size 3x3cm @ just 28.00.

TOPAZ- Brewer Gold Mine, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina
An large crude crystal of cherty microcrystalline topaz from a "wall rock alteration of a gold vein" with several natural faces and one cut face. A very odd, microcrystalline specimen, appearing more like a cherty pseudomorph than an unaltered topaz! A numbered specimen accompanied by an E. William Heinrich label. Overall size is 10x8cm @ only 45.00.

TUMCHAITE- Neskevaara Hill, Vuoriyarvi Massif, Russia
This rare member of the laplandite group is offered here as tiny single grains under 1mm on boxed stubs. The material is from the TYPE LOCALITY in the northern Karelia, of course, and only two of these great rarities are avaialble at 165.00 each. List alternates!

TUSIONITE- Tusion River, Shakhdara, SW Pamir, Tadjikistan
A rare Mn-Sn-borate, these samples are small single grains carefully mounted and boxed, here from the TYPE LOCALITY for the mineral. We have only a few of these to offer, each at the very reasonable price of just 75.00!

TYROLITE- Majuba Hill, Pershing Co., Nevada
From an old find, we have a small lot of interesting tyrolite specimens, occurring here as pale blue aggregates and flattened radiating sprays lightly scattered on vuggy quartz/copper ore matrix. A variety of micro "finds" are possible here as potential associations are prolific at the locality. Specimen sizes range from about 2cm to 5cm across, offered at just 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each, depending on coverage. Excellent locality material!

WITHERITE- Alston Moor, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
Witherite from the type locality! The specimen is fairly large and comprised primarily of massive witherite, with several vugs, one to two centimeters wide, filled with small clear platy crystals. A numbered specimen accompanied by two Michigan College of Mines labels & Ward & Howell label. Overall size 9x8x5cm @ 65.00.

WULFENITE- Carinthia, Austria
Thin tabular buttery yellow-white wulfenite crystals richly distributed in a cement-like matrix. This is a numbered specimen accompanied by J. Cilen and John E. MacDonald labels. From original find at Carinthia, Austria, ex-Lord Calvert Collection. Baron Franz Xavier von Wulfen described this mineral 1785. Not in pristine condition as is typical for old reference specimens, but from the classic locality for the mineral! Overall size is 4.5x4.5cm @ 55.00.

ZIRCONALITE-2M- Afrikanda Pegmatite, Kola Penin., Russia
Small sub-metallic brownish black platy mm-sized crystals and masses of the 2M polymorph of zirconolite, from the type locality for the species, scattered in a matrix of calcite-amphibole-diopside rock, some with minor yellow titanite
as well. These have been identified by a prominent Russian mineralogist, each with an arrow. Sizes averaging 2.5-3.5cm @ 40.00 and 65.00 each. Only a few on hand; list alternates!

COLLECTIONS:

JANUARY MYSTERY FLAT - Various localities Worldwide
Once a month, we'll offer a "mystery flat" of twenty (20) different specimens from worldwide localities, all individually labeled and ranging in size from 4cm to 7cm across for the princely sum of just $125 plus shipping. These are from old collections, excess stock, single specimens and material available only in small quantities too labor intensive to describe and catalog. Some will be colorful, some will be ugly, some will have micro potential, some from obscure localities, but the lot will be worth a minimum of $250 or more, yours sight-unseen for our liquidation price of just $125 plus shipping! Multiple orders up to three sets (60 specimens) received at the same time will not have duplicates! A bargain for anyone wishing to expand their collection horizons! Try one!