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CATALOG 21603 - Volume XLIII, No. 3

Our latest list has a number of new species, as well as our usual assortment of rarities, old classics and interesting locality pieces. Specimens are first-come, first-served basis, FOB our warehouse.

ANALCIME on CALCITE- Markovice, Caslav, Bohemia, Czech Republic
A very presentable specimen, ex-Czech National Museum and accompanied by their label, comprised of a dense, amphibolite-chloritic rock matrix with an exposed surface comprised of oddly shaped, parallel-growth calcite balls lightly dusted with pyrite and several overlaying, glassy analcime crystals to 9mm showing good trapezeohedral faces. A neat zeolite locality piece with excellent, old provenance,l size 9x6cm @ just 65.00.

BASTNAESITE-(Ce)- Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Khyber, Pakistan
Excellent single crystals of tabular, orange-brown hexagonal bastnaesite-(Ce) plates without matrix, all showing moderately good translucency and sharp crystal form. Nicely mounted on transparent leucite bases, the crystals average about 6mm across @ just 45.00 each. Gemmy!

BRUCITE- Tilly Foster Mi, Brewster, Putnam Co New York
Thin, flattened and elongated masses of brucite on matrix, typically with minor magnetite, serpentine etc. The mineral has a slightly yellowish-brown color staining, likely due to high iron content in its environment. An old and classic New York locality, specimens from about 2cm to 5cm across @ just 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

CHABAZITE-(Ca) etc.- East Fork, Gila River, Grant Co., New Mexico
Vitreous, transparent to translucent white crystals ofchabazite-(Ca) to 5mm richly scattered and exposed in large seams and vugs in andesitic matrix, occasionally with minor quartz, and potentially with heulandite, mesolite and possibly other zeolites. Neat specimens with many micro crystals evident, sizesfrom 2cm TNs to 7cm hand specimens @ just 5.00. 10.00 and 20.00 each.

CLINOCHLORE etc.- Bull Run Quarry, Loudoun Co., Virginia
Small green aggregates of analytically confirmed clinochlore nicely scattered in vuggy white albite matrix, typically with several other associated minerals in micro crystals. The locality boasts over 30 different species, and these are quite nice under the 'scope. Rich specimens in the 2cm size range at just 7.50 each, including a copy of our analysis, and if you are an avid micromounter who likes to hunt through rich material, we can offer a lot of twenty (20) samples in the 1-2cm size range for just 55.00 per lot of 20 specimens! What a deal!

CONICHALCITE- nr. Imlay Canyon, Pershing Co., Nevada
Apple green dustings of this prolific copper mineral lightly scattered on massive milky quartz from this unnamed prospect near Imlay Canyon. While not a rare or exciting mineral, These show some decent color and modest micromo potential and are from a reasonably obscure deposit. Specimens are 2.5cm to 3cm across @ just 5.00 and 7.50 each, depending on coverage.

DEVILLINE in GYPSUM- Bou Bekker, Toussit, Jerada Prov., Morocco
Attractive, pale blue masses of devilline richly coated and contained within transparent, water-clear gypsum balls, offering a vitreous luster in good contrast to beige dolomitic matrix. Previously noted as malachite or rosasite by others, we have sacrificed a sample and analytically confirmed these as devilline, and a copy of our EDS spectra is included with each sample. Specimens average 5cm across @ 55.00 each. Quite attractive!!

DIOSKOURIITE (IMA 2015-106)- Arsenatnaya fumerole, Tolbachik, Kam Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, single grey grains mounted on 1cm stubs. Formula: CaCu4Cl6(OH)4*4H2O - monoclinic 0 IMA # 2015-106. The mineral has intergrowths of its unnamed, orthorhombic polytype, and its name is cleverly derived from Greek mythology for Dioskouri, the inseparable twin brothers. Type locality material, of course, tiny mounted samples @ 120.00 each. Limited availability!

FILIPSTADITE- Jacobsberg, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
From a recent discovery, we have several cross-section slices of microporbe-verified material in which the filipstadite occurs as black submicroscopic overgrowths intimately associated with jacobsite, hausmannite and possibly other species. Formerly known from only a single specimen @ Langban, slices from 1.5 to 7cm across @ 45.00, 75.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each.

FLUORAPATITE- Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
Rather large, elongated hexagonal single crystals of fluorapatite without matrix, these showing an odd, translucent slightly yellowish beige color. The crystals have good hexagonal form and most are singly terminated, ranging in height from 2.5cm to 4cm with varying thickness, offered at just 25.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each, all rather pleasing!

GOLD: SPECIAL OFFERING
We have a number of outstanding native gold specimens from three different localities in Brazil. The explosion of recent gold mining operations there has brought many fine specimens to market, and specimens commanding up to $500 a gram (!!) were seen in Tucson this year. Our prices are considerably lower, still not inexpensive, but all are quite solid, moderately crystallized and very impressive. Pictures of a few of our available specimens are available; all are first-come, first served, FOB our warehouse.

HEDENBERGITE- South Mountain, Oywhee Co., Idaho
Rich, dark brownish radiating aggregates and bundled masses of hedenbergite crystals comprising matrix, occasionally with minor magnetite. Described from this area in the late 1920's, these samples were collected circa 1960 and were recently uncovered once again in our warehouse! Specimen sizes range from 3cm to 8cm across @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. A few monster-sized museum samples from 12cm to 20cm(!!!) or more, from 75.00 to 200.00 each!

JOAQUINITE-(Ce)- Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
Tiny brown micro crystals of joaquinite-Ce sparsely scattered on pale blue crossite matrix, typically with minoir white natrolite as well. All with good micro potential and some with minor neptunite, matrix sizes from 3cm to 6cm @ 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each. A few larger; inquire!

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.

LARNITE in SPURRITE- Camphouse, Ardnamurchan, Scotland
From across the Irish sea from the type locality, larnite occurs here as grey intergrowths in lighter grey massive spurrite. Not much too look at, but most specimen have at least one saw-cut face to reveal the minerals present. Representative for the locality, sizes from 0.5cm to 4cm @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00, and 75.00 each.

METATHENARDITE (IMA 2015-102)- Glavnaya Tenoritovaya, Tolbachik, Km Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from this famous volcano, here as very tiny greyish grains <1mm mounted on 1cm stubs. Formula: Na2SO4, hexagonal, IMA #2015-102. The mineral is named for its dimorphous relationship with thenardite, and also giving credit to Lacroix who named this then- hypothetical, presumably hexagonal mineral in 1905. We have only a few samples of this rarity on hand @ 95.00 each. List alternates!

MOHNITE (IMA #2014-101)- Punta de Lobos, Iquiqui, Tarapaca, Chile
This NEW SPECIES was found here in 2010, prior to its eventual discovery and description from the nearby type locality at Pabellon de Pica. These are nearly pure, pale tan-brown monomineralic aggregates of the species, formula: (NH4)K2Na(SO4)2, trigonal, IMA #2104-101. The mineral is the ammonium analog of aphthitalite. A small supply available in very rich specimens, sizes from about 2cm to 4cm across @ just 45.00 and 85.00 each, depending on size.

NATROLALUNITE- Sugarloaf Butte, La Paz Co., Arizona
From one of the only reported Arizona localities, we have a few specimens of relatively pure, dense natroalunite comprising matrix. These are a typical dull white color and quite solid, sizes from about 2cm up to 5cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

PARAMONTROSEITE- Paradox Valley, Montrose Co., Colorado
A rather ugly mineral, paramontroseite occurs as dull, black coatings and masses, typically forming the altered surfaces of montroseite-rich specimens. The type locality is within the Paradox Valley, but we do not know if these samples came from the precise prospect that yielded the type material in 1955. Rich specimens recently uncovered in our warehouse, sizes from about 2.5cm to 6cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00, and 45.00 each.


QUARTZ- Flowery Lode, Constock, Storey Co., Nevada
From the famous gold-producing Constock District, we've uncovered a small lot of transparent quartz crystal groups on matrix, with individual crystals ranging from druses to 2cm tall richly scattered on massive quartz. Some of the larger specimens show a second generation of tiny spine-like crystals emerging from the bases of larger crystals, while others show small veinlets and mases of unidentified grey metallic sulfides. Specimens from about 2.5cm to 7cm across @ just 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

RHODOCHROSITE- Foote Mine, Kings Mtn, Cleveland Co. North Carolina
From an old stash of material, we have a few smll samples of pale pink rhodochrosite from this prolific locality, here as minute rhombs and slightly elongated and rounded aggregates over quartz matrix. An interesting loclaity for the species, all with modest micro potential as well, sizes average 1cm to perhaps 1.5cm priced according to quality @ just 7.50 and 10.00 each.

SCHAFARZIKITE- Buce della Vena Mine, Tuscany, Italy
Another in a series of iron antimony minerals from this locality, schafarzikite occurs as black masses scattered on and in a limestone matrix, likely associated with and nearly indistinguishable from versiliaite and apuanite, save for the slightly more intense black color. Available as 2cm or 6cm pieces @ 30.00 and 65.00 each.

SCHEELITE- Crater Island Dist., Box Elder Co., Utah
Last year, we offered powellite specimens from this locality, their identity based largely on the typical yellow fluorescence observed. However, we have recently completed analytical work on several of these samples, and the majority are, in fact, chemically tungsten-dominant and therefore scheelite, not powellite! Hence, change those labels! These range in size from modest 5cm specimens to very heavy 15+cm monsters @ just 10.00, 25.00, 50.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each, depending on size and coverage.

SERANDITE on CATAPLEITE pseudo- Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Delicate, salmon-pink triclinic crystals of serandite nicely scattered over strange, dodecahedral-appearing reticulated catapleite pseudomorphs after a eudialyte mineral. These small but attractive specimens are mounted on leucite bases and may disclose other MSH-associated minerals as well, the underlying euhedral crystals resembling Goldschmidt's illustrations (#s 11 and 13) for eudialyte. Choice specimens, overal 1cm to 5cm @ 35.00, 50.00, 65.00, 75.00, 85.00 and 125.00 each, depending on quality. Attractive and curious!

THORIANITE- Balangoda, Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka
We recently uncovered a small lot of thorianite, here as small crude crystals and rounded aggregates without matrix, ex-A.E. Foote and collected in 1905. From the type locality for the species (!), we have a few small samples from 2mm to nearly 5mm across @ 10.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each, depending on overall size.

TINNUNCULITE (IMA 2015-021a)- Mt. Rasvumchorr, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, coarsely prismatic pinkish grains, here without matrix and carefully mounted on 1cm adhesive stubs. This organic mineral's formula is: C5H4N4O3*2H2O - monoclinic, IMA # 2015-021a. This is the first natural occurrence of a previously discovered, semi-anthropogenic material found in the excrement of the kestrel bird (Falco tinnunculite) that was altered by the hot gases of the burning coal dumps at Kopeisk in the southern Urals. Single mounted grains @ 80.00 each. Only a few available!

TOPAZ with QUARTZ- Schneckenstein, Kielberg, Saxony, Germany
This old and well known locality is famous for its topaz specimens, perched on a cliff in a quartz greisen, now closed to collecting. This old piece is ex-Czech National Museum and comes with their label, showing a somewhat tabular, small clear topaz about 7mm perched at one edge of a crystallized, quartz-filled vug, with smaller, lesser topaz evident as well. Not an extravagent specimen, but from a classic locality with the Museum label, size about 5x5 cm @ 85.00.

TURQUOISE- Shiyan Prefecture, Hubei Province, PR China
From a small find last year, these are bright blue, nodular masses of turquoise comprising matrix. All show moderately good color in these cauliflower-like masses that average just over 2cm across @ a very modest 30.00 each. Only a few available; please list alternates!

UVITE - Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
Frosted pale green to glassy, deep green single crystals of uvite tourmaline without matrix. Most of these are somewhat flattened, hexagonal-outlined crystals without matrix. Neat specimens, sizes from 0.8 to 1.5cm @ just 10.00 and 15.00 each, originally obtained years ago from Dick Gaines and likely the (OH) dominant end-member of the series.

VASILSEVERGINITE (IMA 2015-083)- Arsenatnaya fumerole, Tolbachik, Kam Russi
This NEW SPECIES occurs as aggregates of bright green, tiny crystals on a friable, altered basaltic breccia. Formula: Cu9O4(AsO4)2(SO4)2 - monoclinic, IMA # 2105-083. The new copper mineral is named for Vasiliy M. Severgin (1765-1826), Russian mineralogist and chemist of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Author's type locality material, of course, from the second scoria cone of this prolific Kamchatka volcano, specimens about 1mm across in a protective capsule @ 125.00 each. Only a few on hand; list alternates!

VIVIANITE pseudo var: MULLICITE- Mullica Hill, Gloucester Co., New Jersey
This well-known occurrence shows elongated, finger-like structures comprised of conglomerated, brownish-red, pebble-rich masses wrapped around and covering rod-like structuers of fossil belemnites that have been completely replaced by dark, greenish-black radiating vivianite, appearing as cores within the finger structures, occasionally with hollow centers. Interesting pseudomorphs from an old locality, specimens average about 4cm tall @ just 15.00 each, a few slightly larger @ 20.00.

WHITMOREITE etc.- Palermo Mine, North Groton, New Hampshire
Small micro crystals of golden yellow to brown, transparent radiaitng clusters of whitmoreite sparsely scattered on matrix, typically with siderite and a variety of phosphates, potentially including strunzite, laueite, jahnsite, messelite etc. From a recently acquired micromount collection, all of these are suitable for viewing under the 'scope and are already mounted in a standard micromount box. Matrix sizes average about 1.5cm @ just 12.50 each, with a few slightly larger specimens @ 25.00 and 40.00 each.

YODERITE in TALC- Mautia Hill, Kongwa, Dodoma Region, Tanganyika
Dark bluish black prismatic aggregates of yoderite richly scattered in a pinkish, schistose matrix with minor admixed talc and quartz. When first described, the locality was considered lying within the Central Province of Tanganika, now Tanzania. A moderately rare species, with a copy of an H. Yoder-signed label, sizes range from 1.5cm to 6cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00, 60.00 and 85.00 each. Type locality, of course!

ZARATITE- Lord Brassy Mine, Tasmania, Australia
Bright green crystalline encrustations of zaratite on serpentinite matrix. Nice examples of this nickel carbonate from a classic locality, old Cureton material in sizes from 2cm to 6cm at 7.50, 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00.

BOOK

LOVOZERO!- History - Pegmatites - Minerals by Igor V. Pekov
This excellent hardcover volume describes the history, development, geology and mineralogy of this prolific area in Russia. In a format similar to the much-acclaimed Langban book we distributed, this high quality volume contains nearly 500 pages and is richly illustrated with many hundreds of color and black & white photos and drawings, accompanied by a comprehensive treatment of the 340 minerals that occur here, many with crystal drawings, chemical analyses, photographs etc.. In Dr. Pekov's thorough style, this work is sure to become a mineralogical library requirement! We were the exclusive North American distributor for this fine volume, available @ just 79.00 plus shipping. Foreign clients - please inquire for shipping cost. BONUS: Each order will include a free copy of Dr. Pekov's Mineral News article that later updated many new finds at the locality!

COLLECTION

MYSTERY FLAT- Various Localities Worldwide
We continue to offer our popular "mystery flats" of twenty (20) different specimens from worldwide localities, all individually labeled and ranging in size from about 2.5cm to 5cm 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, these now include specimens from a recent University purchase! Try one!

GEM

GARNET var: RHODOLITE- Mozambique
Wonderful, gemmy pale red garnets expertly faceted into trillion shapes, these averaging about 5mm and showing fine rhodolite color. The rhodolites are typically mid-members of the almandine-pyrope series, and they are reasonably attractive, very clean and relatively inexpensive @ just 15.00 each, or three for only 40.00 per lot. Don't miss these little gems!

CATALOG 21602 - Volume XLIII, No. 2

ALFREDOPETROVITE (IMA 2015-026)- El Dragon Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, greyish white balls and aggregates lightly scattered on matrix, typically with light blue chalcomenite and occasionally white felsobanyaite. Underlying metallic matrix is subordinate, consisting of massive krutaite and possibly other selenides. Formula: Al2(Se4+O3)3*6H2O - hexagonal, IAM #2015-026. Type locality, of course, appropriately named for our good friend and former Excalibur assistant, Alfredo Petrov. Specimens average about 1cm across @ just 55.00 each.

ASPHALTUM with COFFINITE- Dysart #1 Mine, Ambrosia Lake, New Mexico
This McKinley Co., location (aka Rio de Oro Mine) was extensively studied by H.C. Granger in the early 1960s, dividing the mineralogy of this deposit into two distinct categories, these samples apparently from the prefault zones of the deposit. The matrix is a loosely packed sandstone (Westwater Canyon Member within the Morrison Formation) and hosts minute, black hydrocarbon chelate masses (asphaltum) containing extremely fine grained coffinite, with many other reported vanadates and secondary uranium minerals occurring primarily in the post-fault zone of the deposit. These are really ugly specimens, some with minor white kaolinite, mildly radioactive, but interesting nonetheless. Samples range from about 5cm to 9cm across, at just 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

AZURITE with MALACHITE- Sepon Mine, Savannakhet Province, Laos
From a highly unusual locality, these are fairly attractive specimens comprised of deep blue azurite in brilliant, tiny crystals and druses richly lining fully exposed seams and surfaces, virtually all with deep green, somewhat fibrous malachite as well. Colorful specimens and a classic association from a rarely-available country, sizes range from about 4cm to 5.5cm @ just 45.00 and 55.00 each. Only a few on hand!

BERMANITE etc.- White Elephant Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
Dark reddish brown druses of bermanite nicely filling vugs in phosphate-rich matrix, most associated with minor robertsite, leucophosphite and possibly other species. From an old stash of one of Bill Roberts' former grad students, most have modest micro potential and range from 2cm to 3+cm across @ 20.00 and 35.00 each. Nice!

CALAVERITE- Cresson Mine, Cripple Creek, Colorado
Bright, silvery white metallic aggregates of this interesting gold telluride very sparsely scattered in rock matrix, some with micro purple fluorite, pyrite and/or needle quartz, potentially with other tellurides. Classic locality material but not high grade stuff, matrix sizes from 2cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

DACHIARDITE-Ca- nr. Zvezdel, Momchilgrad District, Bulgaria
This small locality has produced several interesting species in the past, and these dachiardite-Ca samples occur as colorless to white radiating clusters embedded in crude andesitic matrix, occasionally with minor agate and/or lamellar clinoptilolite-Ca. Recent studies have found several other zeolites new for the locality (see elsewhere in this list), and these are microprobe-confirmed samples, only a few on hand, averaging 2.5cm across @ 60.00 each.

DACHIARDITE-Na- nr. Zvezdel, Momchilgrad District, Bulgaria
A new mineral for this off-beat locality, the first reported occurrence for the Na-dominant diachiardite in Bulgaria, these from microprobe-confirmed material. The mineral appears as small, colorless to slightly yellowish radiating hemispherical sprays of flattened crystals embedded in agate, occasionally with clinoptilolite-Ca. Specimens average a little over 2cm across @ 95.00 each. Only a few on hand!

EUXENITE-(Y)- Sahamandrevo, Antananarivo Province Madagascar
A squat, euhedral crytsal of euxenite-(Y) without matrix, showing typical, tan surface coating over dark brown, glassy REE core. The crystal is accompanied by an original Tuthill label, an active mineral dealer circa 1929 to perhaps 1956. The crystal is about 3.5cm wide and 2cm tall from a neat locality, offered at just 85.00 with Tuthill's original label.

FAIRFIELDITE- Cigana Mine, Galileia, M.G., Brazil
Excellent stacked plates and rosettes of greyish, glassy micro fairfieldite crystals and groups scattered on matrix, typically associated with white albite, quartz and/or muscovite. Fine micro potential, overall sizes from 2cm to 3cm across @ 20.00, 30.00, and 40.00 each.Super!

FERRIERITE-K- nr. Zvezdel, Momchilgrad District, Bulgaria
A new locality for this rare zeolite, the first find in the world outside of either California or Japan! Microprobed samples showing tiny, slightly yellowish rosettes comprised of radiating, flattened crystal aggregates to a few millimeters, occasionally with somewhat flattened clinoptilolite-Ca at the boundaries of greyish agate and andesitic tuff. Only a few specimen available from this zeolite-rich locality, and the first reported occurrence of the species here, sizes average about 2cm across @ 75.00 each. List alternates!

FIZELYITE- nr Velardena Shaft, Santa Eulalia, Mexico
This uncommon mineral occurs here as tiny, dull greyish black masses intergrown with plagionite in blackish brown limonitic matrix. These were from the 1987 find in the West Camp area of Santa Eulalia, ex-Megaw and Cureton material. Ugly stuff but from an unusual occurrence, specimens from 2cm to nearly 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00.

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, 35.00 and 45.00 each.

FLUORAPOPHYLLITE-(K)- Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
Attractive, water clear fluorapophyllite-(K) crystals nicely scattered over matrix. Handsome specimens, sizes from about 5cm up to 14cm in longest dimensions @ just 20.00, 40.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each. Larger, decorator specimens available. See our website photo gallery for "Zeolites" or inquire.

GAZEEVITE- Jabel Harmun, Judea Mts., Palestine
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, white grains in larnite/brownmillerite-rich matrix, often with a wide range of rare associations that are all identified in teh accompanying SEM images for each sample. Formula: BaCa6(SiO4)2(SO4)2O, trigonal, IMA #2015-037. Two samples, about 1cm+ in epoxy mounts, elegantly documented with two color photos, two SEM images, and microprobe data for each, HOLOTYPE samples @ 325.00 each. See next listing!

GAZEEVITE- Negev Desert, W Slope of Har Parsa, Israel
Confirmed at this CO-TYPE locality by the same authors who described it from Palestine, the mineral occurs here in a similar assemblage to the type locality, and it is similarly well-documented with a pair of color images and two SEM images as well, also with a range of specified associations. Formula: BaCa6(SiO4)2(SO4)2O - trigonal, IMA # 2015-037. Each 1cm sample is epoxy mounted and offered at just 295.00 each.

JAROSITE w/ SULFUR, CINNABAR- Steamboat Springs, Washoe Co., Nevada
An unusual occurrence of small, pale orange-brown micro crystals of jarosite lightly scattered on white silaceous sinter matrix, typically with bright yellow native sulfur, pale red druses of cinnabar and occasionally micro pyrite as well. Interesting association specimens with modest micro potential, TNs @ 8.50 each.

KALIOPHILITE- Pollena Q., Mt.Somma, Vesuvius, Italy
Nice looking material, kaliophilite occurs as opaque tan to white acicular to prismatic aggregates and microcrystals scattered in vugs in rock, some associated with glassy meionite crystals. Too large for micromounts as is but can be trimmed, these are uncommon, type locality specimens from 3cm to nearly 8cm across @ 25.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 65.00 each.

KTENASITE- 79 Mine, nr, Hayden, Gila Co., Arizona
Excellent, bluish green masses and crusts of this uncommon species richly scattered on matrix. From the mid-1970's find on the 31 stope at this prolific locality, we have an old lot of specimens, generous sizes from 4cm to nearly 7cm @ just 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.


LEMMLINITE-K w/ VINOGRADOVITE- Koashva Open Pit, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
Little material has appeared sisnce our original offering from this rare mineral in 1998, here from the type locality. A small but interesting new discovery shows tiny orange to orange-yellow crystals of this typically colorless phase, all in excellent euhedral micros, associated with natrolite and nicely fluorescent fibrous vinogradovite and potentially other rare minerals. Colorful for the species, fine micro potential with excellent associations, specimens average about 2.5cm @ 125.00 each. Only a few available, all quite fine!

LEPIDOLITE- Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Well crystallized, relatively large plates of "lepidolite" mica, all showing pleasing lavender color typical of the mineral. Although now mineralogically considered an undifferentiated member within the polylithionite-trilithionite series, the lepidolite name is forever locked in the minds of collectors and petrologists, regardless of its official status mineralogically. Typically in small, scaly groups, we have a few very thin but otherwise solid plates of modest size, averaging 3cm to 4cm across @ 10.00 each, with bulk lots at $0.65 per gram (50g minimum), or as extraordinary, thick, solid plates to 9cm across and weighing 340g to 370g each @ 200.00 each! Only a few available!

LOBANOVITE (IMA 2015-15B)- Kirovski Mine, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
This newly named and approved species is the result of a detailed study of the formerly invalid "magnesium-astrophyllite" from this Mt. Kukisvumchorr locality, now designated as the type locality for the species. It occurs as excellent bronze-colored lamellae in pegmatitic matrix, typically with richly fibrous, green aegirine, potassic feldspar and/or minor sphalerite. Rich samples averaging about 3cm across @ just 45.00 each!

LOELLINGITE- Callington, Cornwall, England
Grey metallic crystalline masses of this iron arsenide occur in a quartz matrix. Representative material for loellingite from a great locality, the last of the material; we have stocked for many years, sizes from 2.5cm to nearly 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

LUETHEITE- Patagonia, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona
Pale green to blue-green, vitreous masses and aggregates of this unusual mineral sparsely scattered in/on rhyolite matrix, occasionally with minor chenevixite. Type locality material from the original find, matrix sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 20.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each.

MANGANONEPTUNITE on pseudomorph- Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Deep red, glassy micro crystals and aggregates of manganoneptunite isolated on the faces of weird, euhedral catapleiite pseudomorphs after a eudialyte ggroup mineral, occasionally associated with other species as well. These are excellent for micros and small TNs, quite attractive, and most mounted on transparent leucite bases. The underlying reticulated pseudomorphs are unique and interesting as well, resembling Goldschmidt's illustrations #11 and 13 for eudialyte. Specimens range from about 1cm to 1.5cm tall and are priced based on coverage and associations, priced at 35.00, 50.00, 85.00 and 125.00 each. Very fine!

MESSELITE etc.- White Elephant Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
Greyish white splintery aggregates of micro messelite scattered on phosphate-rich matrix, many specimens showing such associations as jahnsite (two generations), mitridatite, rockbridgeite etc. Interesting specimens under the 'scope, with matrix sizes ranging from about 2cm to 4cm across @ 15.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each, depending on size, coverage and associations.

MIXITE variety CALCIAN MIXITE- Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah
Minute radiating balls of pale green calcian-rich mixite scattered over quartz-rich matrix, occasionally with cornwallite, conichalcite or admixed chrysocolla in seams in matrix. An odd variety of teh species with excellent micro potential. Several on hand, 2.5cm to nearly 7cm across @ 17.50, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

NAMBULITE- Gozaisho Mi, Iwaki, Fukushima Pref. Japan
This unusual species occurs as dull orange-brown masses sparsely scattered in dense, blackish brown manganese ore matrix, occasionally with other admixed species. Excellent locality material, sizes from about 1.5cm to 3cm @ 20.00, 45.00, and 65.00 each.

PENFIELDITE with BOLEITE- Casucha Mine, Sierra Gorda, Chile
Micro elongated crystals and masses of greyish white penfieldite scattered in vugs in matrix, most associated with dark blue boleite aggregates and possibly other minerals, most typically on corroded cores of galena in rock. Good micro potential on these as well, specimens from about 2.5cm to 8cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each. Excellent!

PLUMBOGUMMITE pseudo @ PYROMORPHITE- Yangshuo Mine, Guilin Prov, Guangxi, PR China
Very fine, pale greenish-blue plumbogummite replacing hexagonal, hoppered single crystals of pyromorphite, these without discernable matrix and most standing about 2.5cm tall. There has been much discussion about the locality of this latest find, and some have been labeled as Daoping, also in Guilin Province, but the vast majority of experts suggest the Yangshuo Mine is correct. An interesting replacement pseudomorph retaining the pyromorphite habit, actually moderately attractive, only a few specimens available @ 60.00 each.

QUARTZ (Faden Habit)- Tole, Wana, South Waziristan, Pakistan
Excellent, elongated tabular groups of water-clear quartz forming classic faden crystals with multiple and complex terminations throughout, all radiating from a central "spine". These show disjointed growth, typical of the faden pattern. Fine specimens, very attractive, handsome samples from about 6cm to 8cm tall @ just 45.00 and 55.00 each.

RHODOCHROSITE with PYRITE- Oppu Mine, Naka-Tsuharu-gun, Aomori, Japan
A small lot of excellent material from this classic locality was recently uncovered here, these as pale pink botryoids of rhodochrosite comprising matrix, all nicely sprinkled with complex and somewhat rounded, small pyritohedral crystals of brilliant pyrite. Relatively flat specimens range in size from about 5cm to 7.5cm @ 45.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each.

SIDERITE- Allevard, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France
An old and rather attractive specimen for the mineral, here as tan to pale brown rhombs to 1.3cm richly scattered and intergrown, comprising a dense and heavy matrix with small, water-clear quartz crystals sparsely scattered about. A old A.E. Seaman Museum specimen from a great European locality, overall size about 10x6 cm @ 75.00, with their old cardboard display label.

STAROVAITE with LAMMERITE- Yadovitaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Kam. Russia
From a new find at the type loclaity for the species, starovaite occurs here as extremely tiny, somewhat prismatic pale yellowish green to brownish crystals in aggregates sparsely scattered on scoria matrix, often associated with darker green, glassy lammerite as well. From the second scoria cone of the northern breach of the main fracture of this well-studied Kamchatka volcano, this is a rare K-Cu-O vanadate, from the only known locality in the world for the species. Matrix specimens about 4cm across @ 175.00 each; only five available!

STIBNITE- Hillgrove, Sandon Co., NSW, Australia
Recently uncovered in our warehouse, a small lot of slightly twisted and bent, elongated crystals and aggregates of silvery metallic stibnite, these primarily without matrix and showing rich, convoluted habit typical of the area. Primarily an old gold mining district, the region was discovered circa 1887 and was know for antimony and minor tungsten production as well. Only a few, moderately attractive specimens on hand, sizes from about 3cm to 5cm long at just 30.00 and 55.00 each. Nice!

STRASHIMIRITE etc.- Jackrabbit Mine, Lyon Co., Nevada
As featured in thd May, 2015 issue of Mineral News, strashimirite occurs here as pale greenish, somewhat fuzzy aggregates scattered on matrix, occasionally with minor brochantite, aurichalcite or other species. We have a very few specimens from this relatively obscure locality, specimens from about 2cm to 4cm across @ just 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

TOSUDITE in KAOLINITE- Takatama Mine, Fukushima Pref., Japan
Masses of the clay mineral tosudite are available once again! This is dusty, ochre-colored material admixed with kaolinite from the type locality for this species, not much to look at but from the classic location. Capsules filled with small fragments @ 15.00 each; small matrix specimens from 1cm to 2cm @ 25.00 and 40.00 each.

TRILITHIONITE- Dobra Voda Pegmatite, Moravia, Czech Republic
Rich pink platy crystalline masses of trilithionite in a pegmatite matrix. Moderately attractive material, occasionally
associated with crude, tiny pink tourmaline in some samples. Some of the nicest lithium-rich mica we've seen from eastern Europe. In sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm, a bargain at just 8.00, 15.00, and 25.00 each.

URANOPYROCHLORE- MacDonald Mi, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
Dark brown, vitreous to greasy patches of a mildly radioactive pyrochlore group mineral are richly scattered in feldspar, occasionally with orange-hued calcite as well, with potential for zircon and several other radioactive phases, too. We struggled with a proper name for this material, going back to analyses published as early as 1961, later in 1977 and still later from similarly named minerals! The IMA nomenclature changes of 2010 discredited "uranpyrochlore" suggested "uranopyrochlore" as a name but not a species, and hinted that the material might be oxycalciopyrochlore (already seen elsewhere as hydroxycalciopyrochlore -maybe) or others. Without a detailed structural analysis, all is guesswork, it seems. So we are listing these rich samples as "uranopyrochlore" as the 2010 Atencio paper suggested, even though the name is not an accepted species! Confused? In any case, we have several decent samples, sizes from about 2.5cm to 6cm across @ just 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each. Also a monster 17x12cm boat anchor purchased back in 1961 @ 225.00. Take your pick!

VANADINITE- Touissit, Oujda, Morocco
Warm grey-green vanadinite crystals project from all sides of the matrix. These are resinous, hexagonal barrels, some are zoned and display white tips. Reasonably attractive, old material from more than 20 years ago, sizes from 3cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 35.00.

COLLECTIONS

AUSTRALIAN THUMBNAILS - Various localities in Australia
We continue to uncrate old hoards of minerals in the warehouse, and recently found a large lot of Australian minerals in thumbnail sizes, all individually labelled and covering a wide range of species. We are offering lots of 15 different at just 60.00 per lot - a steal! Limit one lot per customer, please.

FOSSILS

AMMONITE (polished)- Desmoceras latidorsatum, Mahajanga, Madagascar
These are POLISHED MATCHED PAIRS of Cretaceous age ammonites, carefully split and then polished to reveal the colorful and convoluted interiors of these ancient, carnivorous marine creatures. Although not expert paleo people, we believe these are from the family /species "Desmoceras latidorsatum". Interesting specimens about 100 million years old, moderately attractive and relatively inexpensive, each half measuring 2.5cm to 5cm across at just 12.50 for small and 25.00 for large, prices are PER MATCHED PAIR.

GEMS

TOURMALINE- (treated), Minas Gerais, Brazil
A small batch of faceted tourmalines, most in some shade of pink to red and covering the entire gamut of these hues. most in pear shapes, baguettes etc. All have likely been Azotic treated to enhance their color, and they are typical commercial quality but at a remarkably low price of just 35.00 for a lot of three stones, total carat weight around 3 carats per lot. Only a few lots available, limit three lots per order, please!


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CATALOG 21601 - Volume XLIII, No. 1

ARAMAYOITE- Flathead Mine, Niarada, Flathead Co. Montana
Small, metallic black aggregates of this uncommon Ag-Sb-Bi sulfide sparsely scattered in matrix, typically with minor pyrite, quartz and possibly other phases. Old material collected more than 30 years ago, a few samples available from 1.5cm to 2cm across @ 35.00 and 55.00 each, depending on coverage.

ASBOLAN- Hachberg, St. Avold, Moselle, France
This pitchy dull black cobalt manganese oxide mineral occurs as grains and coatings on and in a sandstone rock. Positively identified from only a few localities, this occurrence is quite rich, with matrix specimens having one side completely covered by asbolan. Offered as a few admixed grains in a capsule @ 12.50, or as a matrix piece in sandstone, 1cm to 2cm @ 25.00 and 45.00 each.

BERYL- South Alstead, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire
From one of the many beryl-rich areas of New Hampshire, these crude beryls were collected by E.W. Heinrich and recently uncovered in our warehouse. Colors range from yellowish to pale blue and all are essentially opaque, the better samples showing some crystal faces but otherwise massive in habit. Old stuff,
good reference samples from about 2.5cm to 6cm, priced according to quality @ 7.50, 15.00 and 30.00 ea.

CHLORMAYENITE & MAGNESIOFERRITE- Kopeisk, Chlyabinsk, S. Urals, Russia
This uncommon mineral was originally approved in 2010 as the mineral brearleyite. In a long list of redefinitions and discreditations in 2013, it became the mineral chlormayenite and was confirmed from six different countries. This occurrence is bright yellowish white, granular aggregates richly covering the surface of black, micro crystallized magnesioferrite matrix. An interesting association, specimens average just over 1.5cm @ 95.00 each, well below similar material from elsewhere!

EMMONSITE- Moctezuma Mine, Sonora, Mexico
Thin botryoidal encrustations and smears of bright green emmonsite sparsely scattered on quartz breccia matrix of these samples. A moderately uncommon species from a prolific locality for tellurium-rich phases. Overall sizes about from 2cm to 4.5cm @ 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each.

FERMIITE & OPPENHEIMERITE- Blue Lizard Mine, San Juan Co., Utah
From Area #6 at this prolific locality, a pair of NEW SPECIES that are intergrown on somewhat friable matrix, with both showing good daylight greenish-yellow fluorescence, with oppenheimite micro balls somewhat more yellow and fermiite slightly more greenish-white and less intense, both brilliantly fluorescent
under both SW and LW UV, with LW slightly better for differentiating the two. Oppenheimerite is Na2(UO2)(SO4)2*3H2O, triclinic, IMA #2014-073; and fermiite shown to be Na4(UO2)(SO4)3*3H2O - orthorhombic, IMA #2014-068. A very rich thumbnail with good coverage of both new minerals @ 275.00. Type locality, of course.

GUILLEMENITE- Musonoi Extension, Shaba Province, Zaire
Minute, deep yellow platy crystals and aggregates of rare guillemenite sparsely scattered over matrix of selenium-rich digenite, most with green malachite, goethite and possibly other uranium minerals. We have just a few small TN-sized specimens @ 45.00 and 65.00 each, some with good micro potential.

GYPSUM var. Satin Spar- Prospect Park, Passaic Co., New Jersey
A thick band of mildly chatoyant satin spar runs through and is nicely sandwiched by ledges of trap rock on top and bottom. Minor fluorescent calcite (red SW UV) is perched among the gypsum rods and adds another appealing aspect to the specimens. From the old H.E. Moore collection, sizes about 6-7cm long @ just 25.00 each. Just two available!

LIEBIGITE- Midnite Mine, Wellpinit, Stevens Co. Washington
This unusual uranium mineral occurs as small, bright yellowish green aggregates and flakey crystals richly scattered over matrix, occasionally with minor underlying pitchblende and occasionally other species. Brilliantly fluorescent (bright green) under both LW and SW UV, these from an excellent and unusual locality, specimens from 2.5cm to nearly 5cm @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

LITHIOPHORITE- Mt. Hamilton, Santa Clara Co., California
Brownish black masses of lithiophorite richly scattered and comprising matrix. Older material collected many years ago, this unusual but otherwise ugly mineral is available in specimens from 2cm to 6cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

LUDDENITE- Rawhide Mine, Mohave Co., Arizona
From one of the few known localities for this mineral, luddenite occurs as pale lime green masses in alamosite/quartz matrix, with possible cerusiite and other minerals occasionally present. Fairly light and disseminated coverage from the Artillery Mountains, sizes from 1.5cm to 3cm across @ only 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

MCBIRNEYITE- Yadovitaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Kamchatka Russia
Minute, lamellar crystals to 0.5mm of black mcbirneyite epitaxially overgrown over the surface of micro green lammerite on dark scoria matrix. In this section, the mcbirneyite is actually deep red. From the Second Scoria Cone at this famous volcano, this is only the second world occurrence of this rare copper vanadate species! Specimens from about 2cm to 3.5cm @ 150.00, 200.00 and 250.00 each. Rare, and excellent for the mineral!

MONAZITE - Brindletown District, Burke Co., North Carolina
From an old university stock, these are heavy concentrates of monazite-rich sands that show pale brownish yellow granular aggregates of monazite admixed with other minor phases, all mildly "hot" and potentially containing a number of REE minerals known from the area. Our Placer concentrates from this area are packaged in 7x1 cm borosilicate tubes and contain about 15 g of rich concentrates at just 15.00 per vial. Limited availability!

NIVEOLANITE- Poudrette Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
This relatively new and rare species is the first naturally occurring beryllium carbonate, and it is also a new structural type! The mineral is typically in small, fluffy to fibrous aggregates, similar to flocks of wool (hence the Latin-derived name of "snow-white wool"), with individual fibers up to 3mm but exceptionally thin, a few with larger aggregates, in cavities or as partial pseudomorphs after lamellar eudidymite. Formula: NaBe(CO3)(OH)*2H2O, tetragonal, IMA #2007-032. We have a small selection of choice specimens, matrix sizes from about 1.2cm to 3cm @ 150.00 and 175.00 each.

OPHIRITE (IMA #2013-017)- Ophir Hill Consol. Mine, Tooele Co., Utah
This NEW SPECIES was declared the IMA's "Mineral of the Year" in 2014, occurring here as extremely small, elongated orange-brown microscopic crystals perched on creamy dolomite with black scheelite and other phases. Named for the type locality, this newly described triclinic mineral's complex formula is :
Ca2Mg4[Zn2Mn3+2(H2O)2(Fe3+W9O34)2[*46H2O, IMA #2013-017. Thumbnail specimen, author's material, will need 40x, @ 225.00.

PANASQUEIRAITE- Panasqueira, Covilha, Castelo Branco Portugal
From the type locality for this rare phosphate, we have a small selection of specimens collected years ago and just recently uncovered here in our warehouse. The mineral occurs as somewhat flesh-colored to slightly orange-hued masses richly scattered in massive quartz matrix. Common associations include ferberite, chalcopyrite, arsenopyrite and possibly other phases. Surprisingly rich material, specimens from about 3.5cm to 4cm @ 75.00 each.

PYRARGYRITE in LEPIDOCHROSITE- Bulldog Mt. Mine, Creede, Mineral Co Colorad
Small metallic masses of dark greyish-red pyrargyrite are lightly scattered in densely compacted lepidochrosite-rich matrix, some with minor quartz and possibly other species. Better known for its remarkable silver samples, these are more representative of the ore assemblages at the locality, and the specimens range from 3cm to 6cm @ just 15.00, 30.00 and one at 50.00 each. Only a few available!

SARCOPSIDE- Bull Moose Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
A handful of sarcopside specimens from this classic phosphate pegmatite, here as rich, rather iridescent, golden brown cleavage masses well scattered in matrix, typically with other massive phosphates. Old material provided many years ago by Bill Roberts, these are good representative specimens from 2.5cm to 6cm @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

SHUMWAYITE (IMA #2015-058)- Giveaway-Simplot Mine, San Juan Co., Utah
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute white to yellowish coatings and fracture-fillings, brilliantly fluorescent (green SW) and lightly scattered on matrix. Formula: (UO2)2(SO4)2*5H2O - monoclinic, IMA #2015-058. Author's material and a rare uranium mineral from the co-type locality. Specimens range from about 3mm to 1cm @ 75.00 and 125.00 each. List alternates!

STIBNITE- Hycroft Mine, Sulfur, Humboldt Co., Nevada
This epithermal gold-silver mine is known among geologists for its steam-heated secondary precious metals enrichment, and excellent micro stibnite sprays occur here in vugs within a highly silicified and brecciated matrix. Tiny but readily apparent crystal groups, many with opal and potentially other minerals, are exposed in these specimens. Matrix sizes from about 2.5cm to 5cm @ just 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

STRENGITE- Indian Mountain, Alabama
Well crystallized medium violet micro strengite crystals highlight these specimens, old material collected in the 1960's! Strengite occurs as sharp 0.2 cm crystals, in clusters, typically scattered across one face of the specimen or in small seams and vugs, occasionally associated with cacoxenite or other secondary minerals, most with good micro potential. Overall sizes from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 8.50, 12.50, 20.00 and 30.00 each depending on quality and coverage. A few larger specimens to 13cm (!!) across @ 85.00.

STRONTIANITE- Fraser Duntile Q., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Rich, white to pale yellowish green radiating aggregates and splintery masses nicely scattered in and comprising matrix. Impress your friends with a flame test on this essentially massive stuff from the 1960's, sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm @ only 7.50, 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each, depending on size.

TREVORITE- Kamariza, Lavrion, Attica Peninsula, Greece
An uncommon occurrence of iron-black crystal crusts comprised of minute, distorted octahedra to 0.5mm of never-before-seen trevorite crystals, the first reported find of well-crystallized samples, some with minor, pale green, granular Ni-rich forsterite. Only a few specimens on hand, sizes from about 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 85.00 and 125.00 each.

URICITE- Baturinskya Mine, Emanzhelinsk, Ural Russia
One of the rare occurrences of organic uric acid (hence the mineral name uricite) usually associated with guano deposits, these are small friable masses in a capsule from a new locality for the species. Rarely offered, only a few confirmed samples available @ 45.00 each. List alternates!

VANTASSELITE- Bihain, Luxemboug Provice, Belgium
Thin, pearly white radiating spherules lying flat on matrix. A moderately unusual species, some with micro potential as well, matrix sizes from about 2cm to 6cm @ 25.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 65.00; one superb ex-University de Liege museum piece with label measuring about 21x8cm with great coverage @ 300.00!

VAYRYNENITE- Viitaniemi Quarry, Erajarvi, Finland
Pinkish crystalline masses of this manganese beryllium phosphate contrast nicely with the complex pegmatite matrix. Vayrynenite, type locality material, may be associated with brown hurlbutite, white cleavages of montebrasite, quartz, beryllonite. etc. Quite nice and typical for the occurrence, available as tiny fragments in a capsule @ 20.00, or as matrix specimens from 1cm to 3cm @ 35.00, 55.00, and 85.00.

VERPLANCKITE- Esquire #7, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California
Pale yellowish to brown subhedral aggregates of verplanckite richly scattered in sanbornite matrix, occasionally with pyrrhotite and other species. Type locality material, sizes from 2cm to 8cm @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each.

WADEITE- nr. Noonkanbah, Walgidee Hills, WA, Australia
Colorless, translucent finely granulated masses of wadeite in a small plastic vial. This is pure, unassociated wadeite from a research project at the type locality, offered as 0.5grams of pure material @ just 35.00 per vial. Impossible to get in this refined quality before!

COLLECTIONS

San Rafael Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
We have many specimens on hand from our research work on this locality that resulted in the publication of the Rocks and Minerals article in 2010 that we happily co-authored. While the stock lasts, we offer a lot of ten (10) specimens from the locality, with sizes ranging from 2.5cm to 4cm across, most with good micro crystals from a wide range of species. The locality has produced nearly 70 different minerals, and we are certain you will find some interesting species such as wulfenite, mimetite, segnitite, adamite and others. You can expect some duplication in each lot of ten (10) specimens, but you can't beat our price of just 75.00 per lot, and we'll even throw in a signed color copy of our article at no extra charge!

EQUIPMENT

10x Magnification Loupe with 21 mm field of view, polished metal housing with double lens, screw assembly and hanging loop, with see-through plastic box case @ just 10.00 each. Great for the price!

20x Magnification Loupe with 18 mm with built in high intensity LED light (battery included!). The strong light source (with on/off switch) solves the lighting issues present with most higher magnification loupes, and these also have a full metal housing, screw assembly, hanging loop plus battery removal tool and see-through plastic box case @ just $20.00 each. A super deal, and a very useful field and laboratory tool that makes a great gift, too!

GEMS

CHRYSOPRASE- Brazil
This variety of chalcedony is gem-quality, emerald-green in color and superbly eye-clean, the color due to minute amounts of nickel silicate inclusions. Uncommonly clean stones, offered here as 6x4mm calibrated cabochons at just 7.50 for a matched pair, or 15.00 per lot of 5 stones. Don't miss these!

FACET ROUGH ASSORTMENT- Various Localities Worldwide
Among the gem and mineral mining areas of the world, it is not uncommon that glassy, clean material is isolated for its potential as faceting rough rather than as specimens, since a cut stone always brings substantially more that the mere mineral itself. We have a number of mixed lots of facet rough on hand, most of it typically amethyst, citrine, topaz, garnet etc. in mixed varieties and assorted sizes from about 1 to 40 carats. We've lumped these into 500 carat lots, offering them at just 49.00 a lot, less than ten cents a carat!

CATALOG 21509 - Volume XLII, No. 9

Our latest list has a number of new species, as well as our usual assortment of rarities, old classics and interesting locality pieces. As always, specimens are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and all are FOB our warehouse. Read on!

ANATASE on QUARTZ- Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
Small but excellent tetragonal crystals of brownish black anatase to a couple of millimeters long, nicely scattered on water-clear quartz crystals and aggregates that comprise the underlying matrix. Brilliant, lustrous specimens showing the typical elongated dipyramidal anatase crystals from this well-known European locality, specimens from small TNs up to 7cm @ just 7.50, 15.00, 30.00 and 50.00 each.

ANGLESITE pseudo @ GALENA- Royal Flush Mine, Bingham, Socorro Co. New Mexico
A thin layer of minute, lustrous anglesite encrusts most faces of interpenetrating cubic galena crystals that measure up to 1.5cm on edge, collected more than 25 years ago. A good example of an encrustation type of pseduomorph, these display reasonably well, some with minor, pale blue fluorite, specimens from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each, depending on quality and coverage, not necessarily size.

ARGENTOBAUMHAUERITE(IMA-15F)- Leengenbach Quarry, Binn, Wallis, Switzerland
This NEWLY DEFINED member of the sartorite group occurs here as tiny (<=1mm) metallic, lead-grey aggregates isolated from matrix, these from the type locality for the species. Formula: Pb11Ag(As,Sb)18S36 - monoclinic, IMA# 2015-15F. We have only a few tiny grains available at just 55.00 each.

ARSENIOSIDERITE- Gold Hill, Tooele Co., Utah
A prolific but often unremarkable mineral at this famous locality, arseniosiderite occurs here in a wide range of colors and habits, most typically as brownish red masses comprising matrix, but here as micro aggregates locally replacing scorodite crystals, oocasionally with yellowish oxyplumboromeite/plumbojarosite, carminite, etc. Interesting material, some with micro potential, sizes from about 2cm to 6cm @ 10.00, 20.00 and 45.00 each, depending on size/quality.

BERYL- Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Pale greenish, opaque beryl comprising matrix, mostly massive but occasionally with an evident face here and there. The color is odd: not quite blue enough to be aquamarine, but not green enough to be considered emerald, just a foamy, sea-green hue. Only a few specimen on hand, average size about 4cm @ just 5.00 each. Great for reference sets, hardness kits etc.

BETALOMONOSOVITE (IMA 14-J)- Apatitovyi Tsirk, Rasvumchorr, Kola, Russia
Rich specimens of this NEWLY DEFINED species, here as rich specimens from Khibiny with relatively large (1cm or more) pale yellow plates in a peralkaline pegmatite, associated with potassic feldspar and possibly delhayelite, aegirine, alkali amphiboles etc. The complex formula is: Na6Ti4(Si2O7)2[PO3(OH0][PO2(OH)2]O2(OF) - triclinic -IMA (2015) 14-J. Samples have been known since the early 1960s but never formally studied and approved until now! Rich specimens from about 3cm across @ just 65.00 each.

BICCHULITE ps @ GEHLENITE- Fuka, Bicchu-cho, Okayama Pref., Japan
This rare member of the sodalite group forms greyish compact masses, occasionally mixed with minor calcite and unidentified Ca-hydrosilicates and usually replacing gehlenite, here from the type locality. The pseudomorphs are not visibly evident, but several gehlenite relics were observed and confirmed by both XRD and IR spectroscopy. Rich but ugly specimens, sizes range from about 2cm to 4.5cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

BINDHEIMITE - Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
This uncommon mineral occurs here as deep yellowish to greenish yellow masses richly scattered over quartz/ore matrix, occasionally with other species. EDS-confirmed in 2002 (copy supplied) from this prolific mine, long before bindheimite was deemed a potentially doubtful species that may actually be oxyplumboromeite (?). Old specimens from about 1.5cm to nearly 7cm @ 15.00, 35.00 and 75.00 each, but only a few of each available!


BOHSEITE (IMA 2015-14H)- Ermakovskoe Be Deposit, Buryatia, Russia
This NEWLY DEFINED SPECIES occurs as very pale greenish white, fibrous aggregates to several millimeters long, forming monomineralic aggregates richly scattered and comprising matrix with occasional, tiny, pale lilac colored fluorite. End member formula: Ca4Be4Si9O24(OH)4 - orthorhombic - forming a series with bavenite that shows lower Be content. A new locality for the species, and named for Danish mineralogist Henning Bohse. Specimens all have one cut face, averaging 2cm across @ 85.00 each. List alternates!

BOKITE- Monument #2 Mine, Apache County, Arizona
Dark brown almost sub-metallic grains and masses of bokite are richly distributed throughout a sandstone matrix. A complex iron bearing vanadium oxide, close examination of these specimens should yield nicely formed bokite microcrystals as prisms or rosettes. These from older Cureton material, sizes from 1.5cm to 4.5cm @ 20.00, 40.00, 55.00, and 75.00 each.

BORACITE- Boulby Mine, Cleveland, Yorkshire, England
Nicely formed, pale bluish-green micro crystals of transparent, sea-green boracite richly scattered on botryoidal knobs of the same material! Attractive micro and small TN material, matrix sizes average about 2cm @ only 20.00 each. Neat!

CAMPIGLIAITE- Richfield, Sevier Co., Utah
Not much to look at and extremely rare, this copper sulfate occurs as sparse, pale blue masses scattered over badly altering sulfide matrix. We provide it as a small fragment in a capsule at 25.00 each, or as small matrix specimens to 1.4cm @ 85.00 each.

CARACOLITE- Challacolla Mine, Oficina Victoria, Chile
From the 2004 find, we have a good selection of excellent (for the species, anyway) specimens of this rare Na-Pb-SO4-chloride mineral. It occurs here as transparent, highly lustrous, pseudo hexagonal micro crystals to several millimeters across nicely scattered in exposed seams and pockets, typically with clear to white glauberite as well. Superb micro material, personally selected from the mine-run lot, in matrix sizes from 4cm to 8cm across @ 45.00, 65.00, 95.00 and 125.00 each, depending on quality. Super!

CASSITERITE- Wheal Bounty, Camborne, England
Nice micro to several mm-sized black crystals of 'diamond tin' filling vugs in matrix. Good examples of cassiterite, many with small elongated quartz crystals, and having good micro potential from the 'tin islands'. Sizes from 3cm to 5cm and moderately priced at just 15.00, 20.00, and 30.00 each.

COPPER in MUDSTONE- Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey
A monster specimen, ex-A.E. Seaman Museum via Richard Hauck, one of the original owners of the Sterling Hill Mining Museum. The piece is quite large (24x12x9 cm) and has one cut face that exposes multiple streamers and masses of bright, native copper that run through the very solid, bleached,tan to slightly red hued mudstone-shale matrix. From the great copper find of 1999, only one large beast available @ 150.00. Heavy!!

CRYPTOCHALCITE (IMA #2014-106)- Arsenatnaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Russia
Work continues on NEW SPECIES from this prolific Kamchatka locality by Russian scientists, and it continues to produce a plethora of rare, one-locality minerals. Cryptochalcite was found in only a single specimen, here as very tiny, light green grains up to 0.5mm overgrowing euchlorine. Formula: K2Cu5O(SO4) - triclinic, IMA # 2014-106. Holotype material, only a very few available as a very tiny aggregate perched on an adhesive stub @ 150.00 each. List alternates!

CUPRITE- Lavender Pit, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona
Rich specimens of generally massive and microcrystalline cuprite largely comprising matrix, these as hefty, deep red/black metallic samples that frequently have micro secondary copper minerals and the potential for tiny crystals in vugs. Old stuff, collected circa 1970 from this famous locality, specimens from about 3cm to 7cm across at just 10.00, 20.00, and 40.00 each, depending on size and coverage.

CYPRINE (IMA #2015-044)- Wessels Mine, Hotazel, No. Cape Prov South Africa
This NEW SPECIES occured in a single specimen, here as minute, dark red, prismatic crystal clusters with little or no matrix. The authors preserved a historical name given by Berzelius for blue, Cu-bearing vesuvianite, but this material is deep red and has species-defining Cu2+ that occupies an individual site in the crystal structure. Formula: Ca19CU2+(Al10Mg2)(Si18O68(OH)10 - tetragonal, a new member of the versuvianite group. Tiny holotype crystal in a capsule @ 150.00.

DIAMOND (1.93 cts)- Oranjemund, Orange River, Namibia
An excellent, white octahedral diamond crystal without matrix from one of the more prolific diamond mining areas of Africa. Oranjemund sits at the border of Namibia and South Africa, and it has been an active mining town since the 1930s. This represetative crystal measures 9x7x5mm, weighs 1.93 carats, and is offered inexpensively at less than 200/ct, at just 340.00 for the stone. One only!

ELBAITE on ALBITE- Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Well formed prismatic crystals of pale green elbaite to 1.3cm nicely perched on platy, white albite matrix. All of the samples display a single elbaite protruding from the matrix, and all show well-formed, striated prism faces, with most showing a singly terminated pinacoid as well. Nice miniatures about 3+cm across at just 40.00 each. List alternates!

FENAKSITE- Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Tiny, rose-brown platy aggregates of fenaksite, most with minor matrix, best seen under LW UV as bright rose-ornage masses lightly scattered in matrix. Rarely offered and absent from many reference collections, we have only a few verified samples from tiny aggregates in capsules up to 3.5cm matrix specimens @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

FEODOSIYITE (IMA 2015-063)- Glavnaya Tenoritovaya, Tolbachik, Russia
Another NEW COPPER SPECIES from this fumerole's second scoria cone on the Kamchatka Peninsula, here as very tiny (0.05mm) tabular to somewhat flattened crystals and aggregates carefully mounted on a 1 cm adhesive disk. Formula: Cu11Mg2Cl18(OH)8*16H2O, monoclinic, IMA # 2015-063. The mineral was named in honor of Russian geologist Feodosiy Nikolaevich Chenyshev (1856-1914), Academician of the Russian Academy of Science and Director of the Russian Geololical Committee from 1902 to 1914. Only a few extremely tiny aggregates of the single holotype specimen available at 125.00 each.

FLUORAPATITE in QUARTZ- Bull Moose Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
Crude greenish masses of fluorapatite well scattered in quartz matrix from this prolific phosphate locality. These show an interesting deep orange fluorescent response (SW UV) as well. Specimens range in size from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ just 7.50, 12.50 and 20.00 each.

GALENA- Silver King Mine, Tooele Co.,. Utah
A very old specimen from this lead-gold-copper-silver producer, appropriately renamed the "Four Metals Mine" sometime after this sample was collected and curated. It is a rich, densely aggregated mass of galena, devoid of single crystals but exceptionally heavy, with a small matrix exposure at one edge that shows a micro cerussite crystal in an exposed limonitic pocket. The piece is ex-Michigan College of Mines with an 1897-1927 vintage label that still uses the olg "Galenite" name for the species. A good historic piece from a fairly old and obscure mine, overall about 10x6 cm @ 75.00. One only!

GEORGEITE- Carr Boyd Mine, W.A., Australia
This uncommon copper carbonate occurs as pale blue, thinly scattered masses on weathered tremolite/rock matrix, often with minor chalconatronite, malachite, or brochantite and occasionally other secondary phases. Author's material obtained more than thirty-five years ago. If your name is George, know anyone named George, or just wish to have a mineral named thusly, this is your opportunity. Specimens from about 2cm to nearly 5cm @ @ 25.00, 35.00, 50.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each, depending on coverage, not size.

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 very few larger specimens. We can offer a small but rich fragment in a capsule @ 20.00, and one 5x5cm matrix specimen @ 120.00. Type locality material, of course!

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 5cm @ 8.50, 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each; one 9x6cm excellent sample @ 75.00.

HYDROXYLWAGNERITE- Vallone Giba, Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy
This relatively uncommon species occurs as small, somewhat creamy-beige to yellowish colored masses and aggregates sparsely scattered in a highly micaceous quartzite matrix, occasionally with tiny pyrope masses as well. Formula: Mg2(PO4)(OH)-monoclinic. Originally approved in 2004 and from here, the TYPE locality, also more properly noted as "Brossasco, Vallone Giba, Varaita Valley" in the Dora-Maira massif. Specimens from about 2.5cm to nearly 5cm @ just 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each.

IODARGYRITE with CERUSSITE etc- Kintore Opencut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australi
Small, somewhat brownish micro crystals and aggregates of iodargyrite sparsely scattered and surrounded by flat black botryoids of Mn-oxides, with later white, elongated cerussite micros well-scattered throughout the specimen. An interesting association piece from a well-known locality, specimen size about 5x4.5 cm @ 85.00.

KLYUCHEVSKITE- Arsenatnaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Russia
Another rare species from this famous Kamchatka volcano, here as minute, dark green prismatic to elongated/acicular crystals reaching up to 1mm on very minor matrix. The mineral is typically associated with bright green euchlorine, and it is considerably more rare than its isostructural counterpart, alumoklyuchevskite. Only a few tiny samples on hand @ 135.00 each.

MANGANITE- Minas Gerais, Brazil
We recently uncovered four very old specimens, each ex- Michigan College of Mines and each labelled as "Minas Geraes" as the only locality information. The label types suggest the samples are circa 1897-1926 vintage, and the manganite occurs as tiny, elongated black crystals and aggregates that are highly lustrous and richly scatted in exposed seams and vugs in a somewhat botryoidal Mn-rich black matrix. Fairly heavy and dense, sizes average 6cm across @ just 35.00 each.

POWELLITE (FL)- Crater Island Dist., Box Elder Co., Utah
We have a large lot of nicely fluorescent (yellowish, best in SW, less in MW and LW UV) powellite from the northern end of the Taylor Occurrence, here as small but richly scattered spotty aggregates typical of the "stary night" appearance of the mineral. The mineral is in a skarn that sometimes shows superficial chalcedony (FL SW green), and there is minor calcite evident as well. These range in size from modest 5cm specimens to very heavy 15+cm monsters @ just 10.00, 25.00, 50.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each, depending on size and coverage.

RAUVITE with MONTROSEITE- Opera Box Mine, Montrose Co., Colorado
Highly lustrous, minute balls and tiny aggregates of black rauvite scattered in granular montroseite matrix, occasionally with other lesser secondary uranium and/or vanadium minerals evident in some specimens. A relatively uncommon mineral that begs for more study, specimens range from about 2.5cm to 5cm specimens @ 15.00, 30.00 and 55.00, with a couple to nearly 8cm @ 95.00 each. List alternates!

SERANDITE w/ EPIDIDYMITE etc- Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
An outstanding example of the species, here as a large, orange-pink central serandite crystal about 2cm on edge, with several smaller groups on the top and side of the major crystal, also showing several white, tabular crystals of epididymite, smaller analcime, a few druses of red mangan-neptunite, all over a core of a brownish catapleiite pseudomorph after a eudialyte group mineral! A very fancy "toenail" specimen about 2.5cm x 2.5cm @ just 200.00. One only!

SODALITE- Itaju do Colonia, Bahia, Brazil
From one of the uncommon nepheline syenites in this otherwise prolific mineral producing area, we have a few deep blue, massive sodalite specimens comprising matrix, some with minor white spiderwebs of calcite and potentially other species. Probably cutable, but not our thing, specimens average about 4cm across at just 5.00 each from this neat locality.

SOGDIANITE pseudo @ ZEKTZERITE- Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington
Pale pink crystalline aggregates of brightly fluorescent sogdianite scattered in microcline/arfvedsonite matrix, these as apparent pseudomorphs after zektzerite. An uncommon mineral from an excellent locality for the species, overall sizes from about 2cm to nearly 5cm across @ 45.00, 65.00, 90.00 and 125.00 each.

TATARINOVITE (IMA #2015-055)- Bazhenovskoe Deposit, Asbest, Ural, Russia
This NEW SPECIES was discovered in the Southern Open Pit of this large chrysotile deposit, here as small but fairly rich, sugary granular aggregates and imperfect crystals, typically with minor orange-pink grossular and/or greyish diopside. Formula: Ca3Al(SO4)[B(OH)4](OH)6*12H2O - hexagonal, IMA # 2015-055. A new member of the ettringite group, specimens from about 1cm to 1.5cm @ 165.00 and 195.00 each, depending on size/coverage. Only a few available, type locality material, of course!

TRONA- Tronox Mine, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming
Large, relatively clean masses of solid trona comprising matrix, these from the #17 Bed, No. 8 Shaft of the FMC/Tronox Mine, with several showing columnar, oriented aggregates as well. The material shows zoned yellow fluorescence under both LW and SW UV, and specimens range in size from about 4cm to 12 across @ 15.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each. Rich!

VALLERIITE- Pima Mine, Pima Co., Arizona
Dark bronzy masses of this odd sulfide-hydroxide mineral are fairly well distributed as thin exsolution plates and films in these specimens. Valleriite, iron sulfide magnesium hydroxide, occurs here as platy masses intermixed with magnetite in rock, likely of hydrothermal origin. Good representation for this unusual mineral, although not very photogenic, sizes from 2cm to nearly 5cm at just 15.00, 30.00, and 45.00 each.

WAVELLITE- Mauldin Mtn., Montgomery Co., Arkansas
Pale green drusy wavellite richly scattered over dark grayish rock matrix, these collected in the mid-1970s or earlier and just recently uncovered in our warehouse. Some of the mid-sized specimens show globular concentric bands, while others are rich carpets of microcrystalline wavellite. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to nearly 8cm across @ just 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each. Moderately colorful due to contrasting matrix!

BOOK

The Microscope- by Jabez Hodd (1883)
A hardcover copy of this classic work, here ex-library and in sad shape, cover and several pages damaged or torn, with loose binding. Were it not a famous work donated by a well-known doctor, it probably would have been completely discarded, as was done by the Springfield (MA) Library in 1944, later to reside in the collection of G.Fred Lincks. The hardcover book in modest condition, when it can found, sells for more than $200 because to the color illustrations and over 750 pages of history, construction and application of the world-changing device, the microscope. Originally owned by Dr. C.P. Hooker, a physician who received much notariety in the 1890s as a result of cerebral surgeries published as notes in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences. Among the most important and popular works pertaining to the microscope, a rare hardcopy in poor condition, offered at just 60.00 for the adventurous book binder and collector.

GEM

QUARTZ var. LEMON CITRINE- Brazil
It has become a near-standard procedure in the gem trade to treat stones by heating, molecular deposition or other means. These large stones are no exception, showing a fairly bright, yellow to yellow-green hue due to heat treatment, available in various shapes and sizes from ovals to pears and others. Stone sizes are fairly large, ranging from about 8 cts to 23 cts each at just 2.00 per carat! We'll try to match your preferred weight and shape, but please suggest alternative shapes within a range of weights, if possible!

CATALOG 21508 - Volume XLII, No. 8

Our latest list has a couple of new species, as well as several featured finds such as the catapleiite pseudomorphs and the Bolivian phosphophyllites recently uncovered here. Both are unusual and desirable! As always, specimens are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and all are FOB our warehouse. Read on!

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ADAMITE- Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah
Long considered one of the better field collecting localities in the western U.S., Gold Hill workings have been sealed with only the old Glory Hole currently remaining. The recent article in Mineral News [Vol. 31, No. 10 (2015)] details much about the current status of the property and its minerals. Adamite was one of the more diverse minerals at Gold Hill, occuring in multiple generations, forms and colors, largely in excellent micros and occasionally larger specimens. Our old stock has not been offered in more than 30 years and contains several hundred specimens, ranging in size from 2cm TNs up to 10cm chunks, all in tough, limonitic matrix filled with vugs and exposed seams showing typically small, highly lustrous adamite crystals, often with a range of associations and all with good micro potential. Select samples from our old specimen stock (2cm-10cm) are offered at 5.00, 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each, depending on size and coverage. We can also offer lots of 10 small specimens, all with good micro potential and a range of habits. Colors and/or associations, at just 30.00 per lot.

ALEXKHOMYAKOVITE (IMA @015-013)- Mt. Koashva, Khibiny, Kola Pen., Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as small greyish grains in a peralkaline pegmatite, typically associated with minor white pectolite and deep red spots of villiaumite. Formula: K6(Ca2Na)(CO3)5Cl*6H2O - hexagonal, IMA #2105-013. Named for noted Russian mineralogist and frequent supplier of rare minerals to us, Alexander Khomyakov (1933-2012), specimens from 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 125.00 and 165.00 each. Fewer than a dozen avqailable.

ARAGONITE (FL-PHOS)- Karlovy Vary, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Obtained many years ago from a Czech geologist, this is a large banded aragonite from the famous thermal springs area in Karlovy Vary. It shows contrasting bands of pleasing white, tan and brown layers, and it it is mildly fluorescent under both SW and LW UV, also showing rather good phosphorescence under after SW exposure. One side has a series of cut faces that highlight the attractive, banded formation commonly called "Vridlovec" for these banded sinter crusts. A large specimen from a classic region, overall size about 14x12cm @ 75.00. Heavy!

ARSENIOPLEITE- Varenche Mine, Saint-Barthelemy, Nus, Italy
This rare mineral occurs here as brownish orange microcrystalline aggregates scattered on matrix. Fairly rich and better than most of the Langban specimens we have had in the past. Samples of this rarely offered arsenate range from 2cm to 3.5cm @ 40.00 and 65.00 each. Only a few available!

CATAPLEIITE pseudo @ EUDIALYTE- Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
From an exceptional lot of fascinating, well-crystallized Mont St. Hilaire material from the old Poudrette Quarry, we have acquired over 100 fine thumbnail specimens showing these superb pseudomorphs, with most of the better specimens mounted on clear leucite squares. Catapleiite is normally thin, platy and often transparent to white, but these specimens show minutely reticulated catapleiite replacing a dull-lustered pinkish-brown eudialyte group phase, all in sharp trigonal crystals that appear almost garnet-like in habit, very similar to Goldschmidt's illustrated figures 11 and 13 for eudialyte. These have been erroneously called pseudos after fluorite in the past, and the associated minerals on all of these make for exceptional specimens themselves. We have spotted superb, deep red manganoneptunite, spears of aegirine, pink serandite, occasional white tablets of eudidymite, bladed rhodochrosite etc., all in perfect, micro crystals nicely isolated on the larger pseudomorphed crystals. Delightful specimens ranging in size from 1cm to 2cm, priced according to size, associations and overall aesthetics, at just 35.00, 50.00, 75.00, 85.00, 100.00, 125.00 and 150.00 each, with associations identified for each specimen. Weird and quite attractive little gems; don't miss these!

CORUNDUM- Yogo Gulch, Judith Basin Co., Montana
These are from a small lot of floater corundum crystals, some rounded, some sharp, all translucent, and all generally greyish with hues ranging from pastel shades of yellow, blue, and brown. Old material, ex-Cilen Collection, sizes from 3mm to 8mm at just 6.00, 10.00 and 15.00 each.

DJURLEITE- Green Monster Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
Massive metallic djurleite largely comprising matrix. Old Cureton stock, originally obtained from Dr. Sidney Williams during his investigation of graemite which he subsequently described. Rich material, specimens from about 2cm to 3.5cm @ 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

FERGUSONITE-(Y)- John Gole Q, Madawaska, Ontario, Canada
Thick brownish black masses of fergusonite-(Y) richly comprising matrix, occasionally with minor samarskite and/or zircon as well. Analyzed material from this well documented find in the late 1970's, sizes from 1.5cm to 4cm @ 12.50, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

FERNANDINITE- Sunday Mine, San Miguel Co., Colorado
This rare vanadium mineral occurs as very richly scattered olive green powdery aggregates fully covering matrix, occasionally with other admixed phases. Colorful specimens for a rarity, sizes from about 1.5cm to 6cm @ 12.50, 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

GAHNITE- Trotter Mine, Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Fairly sharp. single octahedral crystals of gahnite about 1cm tall, most with little or no matrix. Originally acquired circa 1955 from John Albanese, ex-H.E. Moore collection, noted as "Trotter Mine hanging wall". Only a few available @ 10.00 each, with old label copies.

GRAPHITE in CALCITE- Putnam, Washington Co., New York
Collected from the obscure locality on Pulpit Point Road, these are small tabular flakes of silvery-grey graphite lightly scattered in white cleavable masses of rhombohedral calcite. Careful study under the scope may yield additional species as yet unreported from the locality. Specimens range from about 3cm to 8cm across at just 5.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each.

JASMUNDITE- Bellerberg, Eifel, Germany
Small brown to greenish-brown masses of this rare species sparsely scattered in typical Bellerberg matrix. Type locality material, rarely offered, only a few thumbnails available, overall sizes averaging 1.2cm to 2.5cm @ 25.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each, depending on size and quality.

KERMESITE- Caiwa Mine, Danfeng, Shanxi Prov., PR China
Remarkably well crystallized, elongated rods of kermesite without matrix, these appearing almost metallic and stibnite-like until strongly backlit when they then reveal their deep red color! From the 2002 find being sold at many multiples of our prices, often identified as from Hunan Province (not!), we have a large lot on hand with flattened, matrix-free elongated singles and aggregates ranging from about 3.5cm to over 6cm long (!!!) @ only 20.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each. Why pay hundreds of dollars more???

LEUCOPHOSPHITE- nr. Milgun Station, W. A., Australia
Old material originally obtained from Dr. Peter Bridge who first confirmed the occurrence in a 1973 Mineralogical Magazine article. The mineral occurs in tiny, brown bands running through a cherty mudstone about 15km NW of the Milgun Station homestead. The locality has also produced variscite, foggite and other interesting phosphates. Only a few specimens on hand, sizes average about 5cm across @ just 20.00 each.

LUANHEITE etc.- Privol'noye Mine, Sakha Rep, Yakutia Russia
From one of the early efforts by Russian scientists to enter the mineral market, we have a single 2.5cm probe mount containing a small polished ore sample, accompanied by an X-ray spectra and a pair of very faded SEM images, as well as a qualitative analysis result confirming the luanheite, an Ag3Hg species. Associations include amalgam, stephanite, freibergite and seven other species, many being silver-bearing minerals. The analysis is signed by Dr. Nickolay Rudashevsky (rudashevskyite), one of the early microprobe/rare species pioneers to bring well-documented rarities to the collector. One documented sample only @ 200.00.

MAGNESIOSTAUROLITE- Gilba Valley, Brossasco, Cueno, Italy
From the type locality for the species, we have a few small samples of this rare mineral, here as pale yellowish-brown granular masses lightly scattered in white, phengite-rich matrix. Associations may include tiny spinels, zircons and other species, with specimens averaging 2.5cm in size @ 75.00 each.

NEVADAITE- Gold Quarry Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada
This relatively rare mineral occurs as micro, turquoise blue balls and crusts lightly scattered on matrix, often with excellent greenish brown, glassy micro crystals of fluellite and occasionally with small needle sprays of micro hewettite, variscite and a potential host of other species! Formula: Cu2+(Al,V,Fe)5(PO4)(F,OH)5*7H2O. Author's material, and very inexpensively offered for a moderately new mineral, specimens from 2cm to nearly 8cm @ just 20.00, 35.00, 50.00, 75.00 and100.00; a few of the largest @ 150.00, the very best of the lot, and the last of the original (and only!) material for which we were the sole distributor after its discovery and approval!

PHOSPHOPHYLLITE- Huayllani Mine, Machacamarca, Bolivia
We recently uncovered another small lot of these weird and desirable phosphophyllite specimens, first encountered in 2010 from an adit in this Potosi mine. The phosphophyllite crystals are elongated and spear shaped, reaching up to 1.5cm tall on some samples, all thickly intergrown and showing a pleasing, translucent, pale green color. Coverage is excellent, some with minor limonitic matrix, and typically in jumbled, jackstraw groups and sprays comprising most of the individual specimens! We have a limited number of these choice specmens, sizes ranging from about 2.5cm groups to 5cm clusters, priced according to quality @ 45.00, 65.00, 95.00 and 150.00 each. Inexpensive for this highly sought-after species, and less than half the price elsewhere!

RUTILE- Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Elongated single crystals of deep red-black rutile, all without matrix, and all with sharp prism faces and each being nicely singly terminated. Attractive and lustrous single crystals, sizes averaging about 1.5cm tall @ just 15.00 each. Nice thumbnails!

SALEEITE- El Sheraha Mine, S. Alligator Dist. Australia
This uncommon uranium mineral occurs here as deep yellow crusty masses richly scattered on matrix, occasionally with massive, very hot uraninite, uncommonly rich for this Northern Territory locality! Old material, specimens from about 2cm to 5cm @ 25.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

SCHEELITE in SKARN- Lincoln Mine, Tem Piute District, Nevada
Before its closing in 1957, this property was mined by the Wah Chang Corporation, privately owned by Chinese American mining engineer Kuo-Ching Li until his death in 1961. The property was subsequently purchased by Teledyne and subsequently Alleghany Technologies and then ATI Specialty Alloys. During its operation, the mine produced several million kilos of tungsten metal from its scheelite mining operations. once the second largest producer in Nevada. The scheelite occurs as small anhedral grains richly spread in a garnet skarn, and it fluoresces rather nicely (SW-blue white) with a well-scattered "stary night" appearance. Good reference material, specimens from about 4cm to hefty 10cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

STILBITE-Ca- Anzasca Valley, Piemonte, Italy
Small, tabular crystals of white stilbite richly scattered on thin rock matrix, fairly attractive with crystals to 5mm or so, most pointing upwards nicely! Our analytical work shows modest Na-content, but subordinate to Ca, suggesting that stellerite from nearby localities may require further work. Specimens from 3 to 6cm @ just 8.50, 15.00, and 25.00 each.

STOLZITE on HUBNERITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
This moderately rare mineral occurs here as very small, somewhat rounded yellowish crystals very sparsely scattered at the edges of thick hubnerite aggregates frozen in quartz matrix, typically with other secondary minerals from this prolific locality. One of the more difficult species to obtain from teh Black Pine, but not terribly attractive and magnification will be needed on these arrowed specimens. Only three are on hand, sizes averaging about 4cm across @ 65.00 each.

TRILITHIONITE- Tin Mountain Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
Excellent, pale lilac plates and aggregates of lithium-rich mica nicely covering matrix, typically overgrowing quartz and with plates up to 6mm or more. Tempting as it may be to just call this "lepidolite", I spent the better part of a morning searching for and comparing old Tin Mountain analyses of this material going as far back as 1937, attempting to pinpoint its composition against modern nomenclature of the trilithionite-polylithionite series. (The curse of being thorough and careful sits heavily here!) Aside from being moderately cesium-rich, the material has been demonstrated to show minute inclusions of muscovite, and depending on the particular part of the mine, a fairly variable compositional range among different polytypes. Arghh! Nonetheless, much of this material seems to fall closer to trilithionite than polylithionite, although there is an apparent lithium-rich muscovite component as well. Hence, I surrender to trilithionite until someone does additional work on the micas of this well-known but defunct locality! Moderately attractive specimens with high luster, quite rich, specimens 2.5cm to monster 12cm specimens @ just 4.00, 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

TRIPUHYITE on CHALCEDONY- McDermitt Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
This iron antimony oxide mineral occurs as bright lemon-green masses and crusts on a white, fluorescent (SW-UV) chalcedony/quartz matrix. Nice looking material as far as ugly, crusty minerals go, and excellent both for the locality and for the species. Originally offered in 2006 from old Cureton stock, we have since acquired a few more specimens from an old stash, sizes from about 2cm to nearly 6cm across @ 15.00, 30.00 and 50.00 each.

URANOPHANE- Margaritas Mine, Sierra Blanca, Ch. Mexico
Small tufts and radiating needles of bright yellow uranophane scattered on tan to red-brown matrix, from the type locality for the cesium-rich margaritasite. These samples have been chemically and structurally confirmed, and a copy of our EDS work accompanies each sample. Matrix sizes from about 2cm to 5cm @ only 8.00, 15.00, and 25.00 each, many with modest micro potential as well.

VARISCITE- Willard Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada
Attractive, pale green to bluish green botryoids of variscite are well scattered over quartz in vugs of a black shale matrix. Quite nice with good coverage and micro potential as well, only a few samples on hand, ranging from about 2.5cm to nearly 4cm @ 12.50 and 20.00 each. Nice!


COLLECTIONS

GYPSUM- Various localities Worldwide
One of the more interesting and diverse minerals found in nature, we have several hundred different gypsum specimens in our inventory, many from old collections and obscure localities, as well as those from well-known deposits that fill the mineral literature. Some are massive, some are well crystallized, all are individually labeled and will often include old institutional labels. We offer a special collection of twelve (12) different gypsum specimens for just 99.00 per lot, generously sized samples ranging from 4cm to 10cm in size. A remarkably economical and diverse collection, limit one per order, please!

GEMS

TOPAZ - Brazil
Some years ago, we purchased a substantial lot of Brazilian gemstones, and we recently uncovered portions of the lode here in the warehouse. These are mostly colorless. commonly called "white" topaz in a wide range of sizes and shapes, all faceted and of typical commercial quality used in jewelry repair and small settings, typically valued at up to 4.00 a carat. Some will show minor inclusions, occasional abrasions etc., but the vast majority are eye-clean and attractive. To move these quickly, we are offering medium-sized lots of assorted cuts and shapes for less than 50 cents a carat, a special offer of 100 carats for just 45.00 per lot! Average number of stones per 100 carats will range from about 60 to 75 faceted stones per lot. Limit two lots per order, please!

FOSSILS

AMMONITE- Ambato-Boeni, Mahagjana Province, Madagascar
Ugly on the outside, delightful on the inside! These are small fossil ammonites that have been longitudinally sliced and polished to reveal their colorful interiors, all showing excellent suture lines and often mineral-filled cavities, all in fine shades of honey to brown hues. These are likely Cretaceous in age (~100 million years old) and are prolific members of the Mollusca phylum, Cephalopoda class. These display well and are most interesting, averaging about 4cm in diameter and very reasonably priced at just 12.50 per half, or 20.00 for matched pairs. Nice!


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CATALOG 21507 - Vol. XLII, No.7

Our latest list has a couple of new species (one of which we have co-authored), several excellent, one-of-a-kind classics and our usual assortment of other interesting reference specimens. As always, items are first-come, first-served, and all are FOB our warehouse. Read on!
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APEXITE (IMA #2015-002)- Apex Mine, Lander Co., Nevada
An excellent NEW SPECIES, here as micro clear, bladed needles and sprays nicely scattered on matrix, typically with white to pale yellowish micro cejkaite and occasionally with brightly fluorescent andersonite and possibly other species as well. Formula: NaMg(PO4)*9H2O - triclinic, IMA #2015-002. The species was found in a small occurrence as an efflorescent on massive quartz and is named for the locality. I am delighted to note that yours truly is a co-author of the mineral and was the first to chemically analyze it, suggesting that it was new to science. Specimens range in size from 1.5cm to nearly 7cm across @ 75.00, 100.00, 150.00, 200.00 and 300.00 each, according to coverage and not necessarily size.

BARITE- Muddy Creek, Rio Grande Co., Colorado
Individual tabular crystals of pale greyish blue barite without matrix, all showing platy habit and relatively sharp, beveled faces, typically with one detachment point on otherwise complete though crude single crystals. A fairly obscure locality, a tributary of the larger Crater Creek, we have confirmed (via EDS) that these are not similar appearing celestine. Crystals range from 2cm to 3.5cm tall @ just 7.50, 12.50 and 20.00 each.

BERYL- Tabba Tabba, W.A., Australia
From an off-beat locality, we have a few opaque, white beryls in stout, hexagonal crystals to 1.5cm across perched on nicely exposed pegmatitic matrix. Good form, uncommon color and locality, overall specimen sizes average 3cm to 4cm acrss @ just 25.00 and 35.00 each.

BORNITE etc.- St. Pierre-de-Broughton, Quebec, Canada
Thick, metallic blue masses and veinlets of bornite scattered in matrix, some with green secondary mineral alterations in calcite-rich matrix, some with minor greyish green masses of chloritoid and other species. The locality, the old Broughton Talc Mine, has produced nearly 50 different minerals in the past, these samples from the northeastern part of the pit recently found in a university collection. Specmens range from about 3cm to 7cm across @ 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

CHALCOPHANITE- Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah
Dark grey to black micro aggregates of this highly lustrous, metallic hydrous Zn-Mn oxide on limonite matrix, typically filling vugs and exposed seams and often with tiny, water clear to pale yellow adamite lightly sprinkled about. Infrequently offered from this prolific locality, and soon to be featured in an upcoming Mineral News article. Matrix specimens range from about 2cm to 6cm across @ just 10.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each, many with micro potential as well.

CHALCOPYRITE etc. on QUARTZ- Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
A fairly large specimen comprised of short, stout quartz crystals to 2cm tall richly scattered on massive sulfide/quartz matrix, showing bright, brassy chalcopryite crystals to 1+cm scattered about, some with interpenetration twinning evident, associated with pyrite and lesser tetrahedrite and sphalerite as well. A handsome sulfide assemblage piece with well-defined, sharp quartz crystals that displays well, overall size about 14x12x6cm at just 150.00.

CHENEVIXITE- Bristol Silver Mine, Lincoln Co., Nevada
Not previously reported in the literature from this prolific locality, chenevixite occurs here as somewhat murky, olive green crusts well scattered on goethite matrix, some with minor chrysocolla and occasionally other Cu-bearing phases. As described in the August, 2015 issue of Mineral News, the material was from a one-time find in rubble from the Mayday stope, with the dumps today being essentially baren and the adit sealed and off limits to collectors. Specimens range in size from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ just 5.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each; a couple larger and richer at 35.00 each.


CONICHALCITE- Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah
Attractive and colorful, rich green botryoidal conichalcite scattered on limonitic gossan matrix, some with tiny, occasional "sputniks" of paler green cuprian austinite overlaying the conichalcite balls. These are quite good for the locality, collected years ago and recently uncovered in our warehouse, all samples making for excellent micromounts as well. Soon to be featured in a Mineral News article, we have choice, cleaned specimens ranging from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ just 5.00, 12.50, 20.00 and 30.00 each; a few larger, uncleaned specimens, most without apparent associations to 10cm @ 45.00; trim these yourself! Nice stuff!

DIOPTASE- Magma Mine, Superior, Pinal Co., Arizona
Deep green, glassy druses and tiny crystals of lustrous dioptase well scattered on matrix. From an old stash of material seldom seen today, all of these will make decent micros, and most TNs and larger are quite colorful and attractive without magnification, too! Specimens range from small TNs to 6cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and a few at 35.00 each, priced according to coverage; one 9cm specimen @ 65.00; list alternates!

ELBAITE (Bicolor)- Santa Clara, Arasuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
From a relatively new find, these are bicolored tourmaline crystals with little or no matrix, all showing elongated single crystals that are typically green and striated, with pale pink to clear regions near the terminations. The crystals are either as individuals or small groups ranging from 2cm to 2.5cm tall, a few of the better specimens nicely terminated at both ends, ranging in price @ 25.00, 30.00 and 40.00 each depending on quality, with all as mounted and boxed TN specimens.

ESQUIREITE (IMA 2014-066)- Esquire No. 1 Claim, Rush Creek, California
This prolific barium rich deposit in Frsno County continues to yield interesting species! Esquireite, a new hydrous barium silicate occurs as a low-temperature alteration product of sanbornite, found as microscopic, colorless, rectangular, pearly blades on altered cleavage surfaces and fractures of massive sanbornite. Formula: BaSi6O13*7H2O, monoclinic, IMA #2014-066. Author's material, specimens from 2cm to 3cm across, priced according to richness @ 100.00, and 125.00 each.

FROHBERGITE & CO-FROHBERGITE- Zhana-Tyube Gold Deposit, Akmola, Kazahkstan
An elegantly documented sample comprised of a 3 x 1.5cm polished ore specimen accompanied by four (4) labeled SEM images and full quantitative chemistry for both frohbergite (FeTe2) and its cobaltian rich variety (Fe,Co)Te2 with trace copper and nickel seen in its empirical formula! The SEM images also pinpoint associated tellurobismuthinite (Be2Te3) as well as other ore minerals. Only one specimen available @ 325.00.

GALENA surrounding AMETHYST- Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado
An old Cureton specimen recently uncovered in our warehouse, comprised of a heavy, traingular-shaped mass of galena aggregates, all surrounding an exposed vug about 7x2 cm is size filled with pale lilac amethyst quartz! An interesting association piece from a classic U.S. locality, overall size about 12x8cm @ 250.00. One only!

HEDYPHANE on CALCITE- Mina Velardena, Santa Eulalia, Chi., Mexico
An old Cureton specimen comprised of lustrous, water-clear calcite crystals richly scattered on matrix, with several areas of white, opaque hexagonal micro crystals of hedyphane well scattered and exceptionally nice under the scope. From a small occurrence many years ago on the 3rd. level of the mine, only one specimen available, size about 5x4cm @ 75.00.

HETEROSITE- White Elephant Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
This iron-manganese phosphate occurs as satin-like, purplish to magenta masses very richly scattered on matrix, occasionally with triphylite as well. These are colorful specimens often mislabeled as purpurite, sizes from 3cm to 7cm, quite reasonably priced, @ 10.00, 17.50, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

HYDROKENOELSMOREITE- Nevada Scheelite Mine, Mineral Co., Nevada
This uncommon mineral occurs here as micro druses and very tiny, bright yellow octahedral aggregates, visible primarily at 20x or higher. The matrix is a soft brownish limonite/goethite that shows pockets of dark brown, micro jarosite crystals as well on most specimens. The first we have ever offered from this Eagleville District locality, here as small matrix specimens from 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 20.00 and 35.00 each.

ILMENITE etc.- Snarum, Modum, Buskerud, Norway
Crude black crystals and sections of slightly magnetic ilmenite scattered in greenish lizardite matrix, some specimens potentially with non-magnetic hematite often called "martite". An old locality, these originally obtained from the late Claus Hedegaard. Specimens range in size from 1.5 to 4cm @ just 5.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each.

MASUYITE with URANINITE- Rabbit Lake Mine, Saskatchewan, Canada
Old Cureton material from this Athabasca Basin deposit, here as dull orange masses of masuyite lightly scattered on matrix, most with black uraninite and other unidentified secondary uranium minerals in varying shades of yellow. Moderately radioactive, and only a few individual specimens on hand, with a small fragment @ 25.00, 1cm @ 50.00; 2.5cm @ 125.00, 4cm @ 195.00 and one 6x4cm @ 300.00.

MCGOVERNITE- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey
A manganese silicate arsenate, mcgovernite occurs as copper-colored, submetallic, micaceous flakes and aggregates scattered through typical franklinite-willemite-zincite-calcite ore material. Small but relatively rich specimens, 1cm to 4cm @ only 20.00, 35.00, and 55.00 each, depending on coverage and size.

MONAZITE (twinned)- Buenopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tan to brownish tabular crystals of monazite without matrix, here as crossed twins that display rather attractively for this often ugly, massive species. Most that we have checked are cerium dominant as expected, but the habit is unusual and noteworthy. Small matrix free twins averaging about 4mm to 7mm tall @ just 15.00 and 25.00 each.

PARASCORODITE- Kank, Kutna Hora, Bohemia, Czech Republic
This rare species occurs as yellowish white, somewhat friable masses comprising matrix, intimately associated with scorodite, bukovskyite, kankite and possibly other phases. Formed as an alteration product of arsenopyrite and pyrite, this iron arsenate is available in several samples ranging from 1cm to 3.5cm across @ 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each. Ugly stuff!

PARISITE-(Ce)- Snowbird Mine, Mineral Co., Montana
From a well-known locality for the species, parisite occurs here as elongated, dark brown, rather crooked prismatic crystals and masses richly scattered in salmon colored calcite matrix, typically with massive deep purple fluorite and occasionally other species. Specimens priced according to quality, sizes from about 2cm to 7cm @ 15.00, 25.00. 40.00 and 60.00 each.

PARSETTENSITE- Parsettens Mine, Oberhalbstein, Switzerland
From the vicinity of the Graubunden Canton type locality for both parsettensite and the associated tinzenite, parsettensite occurs as richly distributed reddish-brown to brown masses in quartz, typically with orange brown crystalline tinzenite. Good quality specimens, sizes from 2cm to 7cm at 35.00, 65.00, 90.00 and 125.00 each, most obtained years ago from the Natural History Museum in Bern. List alternates.

POWELLITE with SCHEELITE- Black Horse District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada
Small patches of brightly fluorescent (yellowish - SWUV) powellite is lightly scattered through granitic, quartz-rich matrix, all associated with intimately associated fluorescent (blue-white SWUV) scheelite co-occupying the small pod-like patches. Small specks of other unidentified species are evident as well. An interesting association of the two fluorescent species where molybdenium and tungsten substitute to form this series. Specimens from about 2.5cm to nearly 7cm across @ just 10.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each, ugly in daylight, neat under SW UV!

PSILOMELANE- Black Canyon Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico
Extraordinarily rich, black botryoidal globs to spikey, nodular hemispheres of psilomelane completely comprising matrix, these remarkably heavy due to Ba-content and trending to larger, pure specimens rarely seen at other localities! Certain to turn your hands black, these overlay solid seams of identical material, all quite unusual and quite striking in appearance. Sizes range from about 5cm to 17cm across (!!!) @ just 10.00, 25.00, 50.00 and 100.00 for the monsters!

PYROMORPHITE- Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Pryomorphite from this classic locality occurs as generous coatings of lustrous pale to dark green crystal prisms up to 2mm in size encrusting translucent white matrix. From a long defunct Dana locality, one of the most sought-after pyromorphite localities among the classics. We have a wide range of qualities and sizes on hand, many collected in the 1960s or earlier, sizes from 2cm to 7cm, moderately priced at just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00, 45.00, 75.00 and 100.00, based on quality.

SMITHSONITE w/ OXYPLUMBOROMEITE- Sherman Tunnel, Lake Co., Colorado
A large and complex ore specimen comprised of massive galena interspersed in rock matrix, showing numerous exposed vugs and seams containing massive white barite, and excellent, well-scattered micros of smithsonite, oxyplumboromeite, azurite, malachite and quartz! A moderately colorful chunk showing interesting mineral associations among both primary and secondary species from this prolific Leadville District deposit. The beast sounds prettier than it looks but weighs about 5 pounds and could be broken down into many, many smaller samples with diverse species representation. Overall size about 12x11x11 cm @ just 85.00. Heavy!

SPODUMENE var: KUNZITE- Kunar Valley, Afghanistan
From a 2007 find, these are complex, highly convoluted and etched single crystals of transparent, gemmy, lilac colored kunzite without matrix, all showing weird "glacial peaks", chaotic crystal faces and even a few with preferential luster! Sizes range from TN's (about 2cm) up to larger, stouter miniatures of 5cm or so, with a wide range of prices depending on size and aesthetics: 25.00, 40.00, 55.00, 80.00, 120.00, 150.00. Larger but less convoluted crystals at 200.00, 250.00 and up.., plus a MONSTER log-sized crystal from an much older occurrence, 29x9x6cm @ 4000.00. Very neat stuff!

TANGEITE (CALCIOVOLBORTHITE)- Monument #1 Mine, Navajo Co., Arizona
Bright green crystalline aggregates of platy, orthorhombic tangeite richly scattered over rock matrix, some with good micro potential. An uncommon member of the adelite-descloizite group, and end member in the conichalcite-tangeite series. Excellent locality material, generous matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 7cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 60.00 each

TETRADYMITE + TELLUROBISMUTITE- Mangfallberg, Boliden, Sweden
This uncommon mineral occurs as small, silvery grey metallic masses sparsley scattered in matrix, typically associated with tellurobismutite and possibly other phases. Old material from many years ago, specimens from about 2.5cm to 5cm @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 65.00 each.

TITANITE- Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Gemmy, bright yellow-green transparent crystals of titanite without matrix, some showing subtle twinning and sharp terminations, these from a find circa 2002. Crystals range from 1cm to 1.5cm tall and are just 8.50 and 12.50 each. Attractive stuff, but only a few available!

TREMOLITE ("Needle Asbestos")- Canaan, Litchfield Co., Connecticut
Elongated needles of thickly intergrown tremolite, reminescent of rigid asbestos, in rich masses and occasionally with sugary dolomite matrix. An interestingly attractive reference material rom this excellent, older eastern U.S. locality. Collected in the 1960s, sizes from 3cm to 10cm(!!) across @ only 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

VESUVIANITE w/ PECTOLITE- Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
An excellent specimen comprised of micro, yellow-green to colorless radiating needles of fine, acicular vesuvianite scattered in a large exposed seam filled with stout, white to colorless pectolite crystals. An outstanding association piece from a marble xenolith, exquisite under the 'scope, overall size about 7x4cm @ just 85.00. Fine!

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!

YAVAPAIITE- United Verde Mi, Jerome, Yavapai Co Arizona
Translucent, pale tan to pinkish, very tiny glassy grains of this unusual species admixed with minor rock in a tiny vial. From the mine fire reported to have begun in 1894, this material was originally supplied by Scott Williams from material he collected in 1941 that also yielded the type specimen. Tiny but a rarely offered, one locality mineral @ 25.00 per capsule.

ZEMANNITE- Mina Bambollita, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico
From a recently uncovered small lot, we have well crystallized specimens of this zinc tellurite mineral. Zemannite is found as tiny hexagonal prismatic brown microcrystals, as individuals or in aggregated sprays, rather sprasely scattered in quartz-filled vugs, associated with tellurite, etc. Quite attractive under the 'scope, specimens available from approximately 2cm to nearly 5cm @ 35.00, 55.00, and 75.00 each; a few with multiple pockets to 150.00 each.

ZIRCON variety HYACINTH- West Coast, Tasmania, Australia
Strange little rounded crystals of orange-brown, gemmy hyacinths without matrix, all showing modest transparency typical of gem-grade zircon. Very old material originally from the Michigan Mining College collection, these small, water-worn, gemmy specimens average 5mm across @ just 15.00 each.

BOOKS

Mining History- Franklin & Ogdensburg, Sussex Co., New Jersey
The full title of this monumental set of books is "Mine Hill in Franklin and Sterling Hill in Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey: Mining History, 1765-1900", authored by Dr. Pete Dunn, formerly of the Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institution (retired). This is a seven (7) volume set of 11 inch x 8.5 inch, perfect bound softcover books that recount, in amazing detail, the shenanigans and sometimes legitimate undertakings of the complex mining history of this prolific mining district. The series is over 1100 pages long, filled with direct quotes from historic documents, maps, magnificent line drawings of mining and smelting scenes and equipment, details of legal cases, bibliographies and more! A perfect addition to Dr. Dunn's mineralogical treatise on the deposit (also available from us in deluxe hardcover editions). We have seen sets for as much as $300 on Amazon, and we will also include with each purchased set, Dr. Dunn's 108 page softcover-bound "Prospectuses of 19th Century Mining Companies at Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey", at no additional charge. Our price for all eight (8) books: 165.00 plus shipping! Only a few left!

COLLECTIONS

BARITE- Various Localities Worldwide
There are over five hundred (500) barite specimens in some 25+ 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 newly assembled collections of barite, all specimens at least in the 4cm to 7cm size range, many in crystals and groups, many uncommon localities, some with old labels, a range of colors, and all different localities and all valued at well more than double our sale price. Each collection has 20 different specimens @ just 150.00 - a steal of a deal!

GEMS

BERYL variety AQUAMARINE- Brazil
Excellent, pale blue aquamarine, here as nicely faceted and calibrated oval gemstones. These are eye-clean and attractive gems, each stone weighing about 0.6 carats and measuring 7x5mm, offered at just 24.00 each. A handsome glass topped Bates box set of three is only 55.00! Quite nice!

WEIRD STUFF

MINE MODEL: Grover Cleveland Mine
An N-scale (1:160) kit comprised of laser-cut wood sheets, corrugated metal sheets, plastic window glazing and metal castings of mine cars and figures, complete with three pages of well-illustrated instructions. The finished mine structures include a head frame, shaft house, hoist house etc. that can be arranged in several different configurations. The mine is a composite of a typical small mining operation circa 1930s, and it takes some care and patience to build one of these little devils. Only a few kits available at just 46.00 each plus 6.00 shipping in the US. If you have fat fingers, are impatient, or just generally prone to swearing at self-inflicted mishaps, this one is not for you!

 

CATALOG 21506 - Vol. XLII, No.6

Our latest list has a number of new species, some excellent, one-of-a-kind classics, samples of the outstanding natrolites from Mont St. Hilaire, and many other interesting reference specimens. As always, items are first-come, first-served, and all are FOB our warehouse. Read on!

AERINITE- Lerida, Catalonia, Spain
This mineral's rich, sky blue to darker blue color attracted attention and description as early as 1876, but its true nature was not adequately determined until the 1980s when its structure was determined and its species status confirmed as a strange carbonate-rich silicate mineral. Often relegated to mixture status mineralogically by various authors, it was used extensively as a paint pigment in the Catalan romantic period. We have several localities available, this one @ 3.5cm @ 25.00 each, and the interchangeable Estopinan, Huesca locality are among the most well known, with specimens from the latter available from 2cm to 3.5cm on hand @ just 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each.

ANGLESITE on GALENA- Toussit, Oujda, Morocco
Very attractive specimen showing yellow, glassy anglesite crystals to 1cm or longer well-scattered on heavy galena and rock matrix. Lacking most of the typical bruising seen in old Moroccan material, the specimen is quite fine, size about 6cm across @ just 645.00. An old and outstanding specimen with excellent, well formed crystals protruding from matrix! Also on hand: a 6.5cm tall anglesite crystal, somewhat flattened in habit and about 5cm wide, weight just over 180 grams and with no matrix present. A significant single crystal that shows some damage at base and terminations @ just 450.00.

ARSENOPYRITE- Bull Moose Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
Massive, silvery arsenopyrite richly scattered in quartz matrix, rarely seen from this prolfic secondary phosphate locality, originally mined for feldspar, quartz and beryl. The material was questionably identified as possible lollingite, but our EDS work (copy supplied) confirmed it as arsenopyrite. Specimens from about 3cm to 6cm @ 8.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each, with analysis.

ARSENOWAGNERITE (IMA #2014-100)- Arsenatnaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, pale yellow, crude tabular micro crystals and grains up to 0.2mm in size from this famous Kamchatka volcano. These are portions of the type (and only) specimen of this new magnesium fluoroarsenate mineral, formula: Mg2(AsO4)F, monoclinic, IMA #2014-100. Exceptionally rare, named for the arsenate analog of wagnerite, only a few very tiny grains mounted on adhesive on 1cm disks @ 175.00 each.

BANNERMANITE- Kamariza, Laurion, Attica Pen., Greece
From the first confirmed occurrence of bannermanite crystals, these are tiny (3 mm and under) slender, arrow-shaped needles of this rare, reddish-brown vanadium mineral, recently analytically confirmed from material found in 2014. We offer a 3.5cm glass-topped Bates box with several tiny micro crystals without matrix at 55.00 per box (see Mindat photo), or as rare, monomineralic intergrown columnar aggregates about 1cm across @ 175.00. List alternates!

BERZELIANITE- Bukov, Moravia, Czech Republic
Greyish black, metallic masses with minor bluish tarnish of this unusual copper selenide species well-scattered in calcite matrix, some showing mild fluorescence from surrounding matrix. Specimen sizes from 2cm to 4cm @ 25.00 and 45.00 each, a few larger to 6cm @ 65.00.

BROCHANTITE on CHRYSOCOLLA- Jackrabbit Mine, Lyon Co., Nevada
We located another flat of excellent, deep green acicular micro crystals and groups of attractive brochantite nicely scattered over shky-blue chrysocolla botryoids and masses on rock matrix, some chrysocolla possibly pseudomorphing earlier minerals. From a relatively obscure mine, these are excceptionally beautiful under the scope, and are colorful as well without magnification. Specimens range from about 2cm to 6cm across @ just 5.00, 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Pretty! Dealer special: lot of 10 assorted @ 75.00 per lot!

CARNOTITE- near Uravan, Montrose Co., Colorado
Perhaps some of the richest carnotite specimens we've seen from this general area, the species occurs as bright yellow coatings and cementing material in pale sandstone, moderately hot, too, and some with tiny black patches of admixed asphaltum and unidentified Mn-Co oxides! Sizes from 2cm to 5cm @ 7.50, 15.00, and 25.00, with a few larger samples from 7cm to 10cm @ 40.00 and 65.00.

CERUSSITE with MALACHITE- Rum Jungle, Batchelor, N.T., Australia
An attractive cerussite specimen showing excellent reticulated pattern of crystals, with limbs up to 3cm long radiating left and right off a center elongated crystal that is just over 5cm long. Perched among the open spaces in the reticulated pattern are small spheres of bright green malachite. Obtained in the early 1970s, this specimen is currently pictured on Mindat.org and measures a fine 8.5 x 6.5 x 3cm @ just 300.00. One only!

DRAVERTITE (IMA #2014-104)- Arsenatnaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Russia
This NEW SPECIES, a magnesium-copper sulfate phase, occurs here at the type locality as light blue to nearly colorless crusts overgrowing brownish basalt scoria. Formula: CuMg(So4)2 - monoclinic, IMA # 2014-104. Named for Russian mineralogist Petr Lyudovikovich Dravert (1879-1945). Only a few specimens on hand averaging about 1cm @ 155.00 each. List alternates!

FLUORITE- Xinyang Prefecture, Henan Province, PR China
Excellent, deep green fluorite specimens comprised of tiny stacked cubes overlaying undulating, paler green fluorite and radiaitng quartz crystals on matrix. Exceptionally fine color and luster, and recently featured in the July issue of Mineral News. Only a very few large specimens on hand, sizes from 10cm to 15cm long @ 200.00, 300.00 and 400.00 each. List alternates!

GRANTSITE- Kamariza, Laurion, Attica Pen., Greece
This uncommon vanadium mineral occurs here as minute, brownish micro fibrous aggreates forming small balls and masses scattered on matrix, often associated with a minor, unidentified black Na-Ca vanadate phase. Only a few small specimens on hand, 1cm to 1.5cm @ 45.00 and 75.00 each, priced according to size and richness.

HERZENBERGITE- Jarkvissle, nr. Sundsvall, Sweden
Small greyish black submetallic masses sparsely scattered in micaceous pegmatitic matrix, possibly with admixed cassiterite. Not much to look at, but old material from an obscure locality from which the mineral was described in Min Mag (57, 489-94) in 1993. Small specimens from 2cm to 3.5cm @ 45.00 and 75.00 each.

ILVAITE- Huanggang, Hexigten Banner, Mongolia, PR China
From the Chifeng Precture in Inner Mongolia, these are among the finest ilvaite crystals we have ever encountered! Singly terminated, elongated and lustrous prisms from 3.5cm to 4cm tall are just 45.00 each. We have a pair of finger-thick, DOUBLY TERMINATED rod-like crystals that are just over 8cm (!!!) tall, matrix free, and with well-formed, black prismatic habit! Each sample is very conservatively priced at just 200.00. In addition, we have two, thick and highly lustrous stout groups as well, these ranging from 6cm to 7cm tall, as much as 4+cm at the base, and comprised of two or more individuals that are intergrown and each wonderfully terminated at one end @ 350.00 each. Great specimens; list alternates!

INESITE- Hale Creek Mine, Trinity Co., California
Old specimens of moderately well crystallized inesite, occurring as sharp, pink 2mm to 6mm sized crystals, upstanding and lining the vugs and exposed surfaces of a brown vuggy matrix, some associated with residual calcite and potentially julgoldite-(Fe2+), bementite etc. Fairly attractive for the locality, old Cureton specimens from many years ago, overall sizes 2.5cm to 7cm @ 30.00, 55.00, 85.00 and 125.00 each, depending on quality.

JACOBSITE- Jakobsberg Mine, Nordmark, Sweden
Minute black crystals of jacobsite richly scattered on matrix. These are old specimens collected many years ago from this classic, type locality for the species, specimen sizes from about 2cm up to 7cm across @ 15.00, 30.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

KOSTYLEVITE- Koashva Mine, Khibiny, Kola Pen., 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 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 1.5cm to 3.5cm @ 60.00, 85.00, 100.00, 125.00 and 150.00 each, depending on quality and size.

LEUCOPHOENICITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Pink masses of this unusual species in mm-sized veinlets and small pods lightly scattered in shards of black franklinite ore matrix, occasioanlly with minor massive fluorecent green willemite, zincite or rarely minor clinohedrite and calcite as well. Old material obtained over 40 years ago, some via noted geologist and mineralogist E.W. Heinrich, specimens range from about 2cm to 6cm across @ 15.00, 30.00, and 55.00 each, depending on overall size/coverage.

LUESHITE- Lueshe, Goma, Zaire
Type locality for this sodium niobate, lueshite occurs as sharp gray to black sub-metallic opaque cubes as floaters, and most show some abrasion due to stream tumbling. Nice looking thumbnails, sizes from 0.4 cm to 0.7cm on edge @ 15.00, 20.00 and 25.00 each.

MAGHEMITE w/ MAGNETITE- Sawmill Quarry, Haddam, Connecticut
Dull brown masses of maghemite sparsely scattered over pegmatite matrix, associated with black magnetite and occasionally schorl and other species. Collected over 45 years ago, matrix sizes from 2cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each. Interesting for the locality, but rather ugly, obscure stuff!

MIEITE-(Y) (IMA #2014-020)- El'ozero, Western Keivy, Kola, Russia
From the second known locality for the species, mieite-(Y) occurs here as minute yellowish grains, obtained by crushing and gravitational separation of a quartz-feldspar mass from this new find. Formula: Y4Ti(SiO4)2O[F,(OH)]6 - orthorhombic, IMA # 2014-020. A rare mineral from metasomatic rocks related to alkaline granites, only a few tiny (<1mm) grains available, individually mounted on small adhesive disks @ 85.00 each. List alternates!

MIMETITE- San Rafael Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
Mimetite at this locality ranges from tiny, barrel shaped, yellowish crystals and micro botryoidal aggregates well-scattered on matrix to somewhat slender and elongated, paler colored, micro radiating crystal groups on gossan matrix. Good micro material with rich coverage and a variety of potential associations (see our 2010 article in Rocks and Minerals, Vol. 85, pgs 512-524), specimens from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00.

NATROLITE- Mont St Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Likely the finest natrolite occurrence in Canada, we recently acquired a small but high quality selection of natrolite crystal groups from the Poudrette Quarry in Mont St. Hilaire. The crystals are in fine, jackstarw groups of white, radiating rods, nicely divergent and highly attractive. We have about a dozen very fine samples, groups sizes ranging from about 3cm to 9cm across, priced according to size and quality @ 35.00, 75.00, large ones @ 250.00, and 350.00 each. Very nice!

NICKELINE etc.- Richelsdorf, Hessen, Germany
From an old lot of material labelled as "breithauptite & niccoline", we have a few small chunks of ore showing brightly metallic, rose to copper colored nickeline richly scattered in calcite matrix. Other potential minerals include
nickelskutterudite and others, but individual analyses would be needed to accurately identify the other metallic inclusions. Specimens average about 3cm @ just 12.50.

OSUMILITE with HORTONOLITE- MacKenzie Pass, Lane Co., Oregon
Sharp micro crystals of hexagonal bluish-black osumilite scattered in vuggy andesite matrix, many with thin red-brown plates of hortonolite (magnesian manganoan fayalite) as well. Excellent micro material with numerous, potential mounts in each trimable specimen, matrix sizes from 2cm to 5cm across @ 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

PARAREALGAR- Getchell Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada
Brilliant orange powdery coatings of pararealgar heavily coating matrix and associated with massive realgar. These are especially rich and colorful examples for this uncommonly offered mineral. Reasonably priced depending on size, from 2cm to 8cm at 10.00, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00, and 60.00 each.

PINTADOITE- Jo Dandy Mine, Montrose Co., Colorado
This uncommon vanadium mineral occurs as dull greenish masses and efflorescent aggregates richly scattered on sandstone matrix, some of the better samples with yellowish hummerite. Collected some time ago at the Hummer Portal of the mine, much study is still needed to sort out many of the questionable minerals found in the region! Weird stuff and quite distinctive, specimens from about 2cm to 6cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

QUARTZ variety "THUNDEREGG"- Priday Ranch, Madras, Jefferson Co., Oregon
Old time material recently uncovered in our warehouse! Many years ago, we purchased substantial quantities of Priday Ranch thunderggs, shipped to us in burlap sacks via truck freight. The "teasers" for those shipments were small cut and polished nodule halves, embedded in milk carton bottoms filled with a red clay, allowed to solidify, and than cut in a slab saw and polished, the red clay bases still attached. It is these thundereggs we offer, standing upright to show their polished face, all with a dark brownish exterior and the centers showing banded, star-shaped or other odd agate fillings from bluish white to tan in color, overall sizes averaging about 6cm across. While they last: only 15.00 each, or three different for 40.00, all with nicely polished faces!

RAMSDELLITE- Mistake Mine, Yavapai County, Arizona
Rich black, splendent crystalline masses and tabular crystals of this interesting mineral completely comprising matrix, here as rather attractive specimens for a typically ugly mineral! Very old stock, collected more than 20 years ago, specimens from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each.

RHODOCHROSITE- Pachapaqui, Ancash, Peru
Fairly attractive, small pale pink rhombic crystals of opaque rhodochrosite richly scattered on matrix, some associated with minor quartz and/or various sulfides. Colorful, these pleasing specimens range from about 4cm to nearly 8cm across @ 25.00, 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each.

ROBINSONITE- Male Zelezne, Zilina, Slovakia
Metallic grey robinsonite is abundantly present in these rich, massive samples, comprised of metallic grey, somewhat fibrous robinsonite in matrix. A well-documented locality for this Pb-Sb-sulfide with a wide range of sizes and prices available, from 1.5cm to 5cm @ 20.00, 40.00, 65.00, and 90.00 each

SCHAFERITE- Liebenbergite dump, Laurion, Attica, Greece
Dark brown to nearly black distorted micro crystals and aggregates of this unusual mineral, here forming odd tetragon-trioctaheda forms and massive intergrowths scattered on matrix. A weird garnet-structure mineral from one of only a handful of known localities for the species. Specimens about 2cm @ 95.00 each.

SULFUR on GYPSUM- Djebel Chemsi, East of Gafsa, Tunisia
A great locality specimen comprised of massive patches of pale yellowish native sulfur scattered in and on white gypsum matrix, perhaps with some pale tan anhydrite intergrowths as well. From an old collection, a single specimen, quite flat, about 12x8cm @ 55.00. Only one unique sample from this otherwise barren region!

TENNANTITE- Trixie Mine, Tintic District, Utah
Micro crystals of greyish metallic tennantite scattered in quartz crystal vugs, most with minor chalcopyrite, pyrite and rarely enargite. Analytical work (copy supplied) suggests much of this material has up to 4 wt% silver as a constituent of the tennantite. Good for the locality and interesting micro material from our 2004 study of tennantite-tetrahedrite in Mineral News in 2004. Specimen sizes range from about 2cm to nearly 4cm @ 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

WULFENITE etc.- San Rafael Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
Excellent, thin tabular micro wulfenite crystals lightly scattered on gossan matrix, the crystals ranging for pale yellow to white in color, often associated with other micro species such as quartz, mimetite, adamite etc. The white crystals are a highly unusual color for wulfenite! Specimens range in overall size from about 2cm to nearly 6cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each. Nice under the scope!

ZINCITE- Arsenatnaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Russia
A strange occurrence of zincite, here from the famous Kamchatka volcano that has already yielded many new species. The material was collected from the second scoria cone of the northern breakthrough fissure eruption during a research expedition in 2014, and the zincite is in excellent micro crystals, generally prismatic and radiating, typically greyish white to pale yellowish-green, often in rosettes or balls as well as small isolated tufts. Common in New Jersey, rare here, we have only a few micro-potential specimens on hand, ranging from about 2cm @ 45.00 up to nearly 3.5cm @ 95.00 each. Weird stuff!

COLLECTION

MYSTERY FLAT- Various Localities Worldwide
Each catalog, we'll offer a "mystery flat" of twenty (20) different specimens from worldwide localities, all individually labeled and ranging in size from about 2.5cm to 5cm 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, these now include specimens from a recent University purchase! Try one!

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ANDORITE w/ JAMESONITE etc.- Veta Potosi, Cerro Rico, Potosi, Bolivia
Minute metallic crystals (!!) of andorite perched in vugs in heavy sulfide ore matrix, associated with rod-like crystals of jamesonite as well as minor aresenopyrite, stannite, and possibly other species. Rare at the locality and reasonably well crystallized, we have only two hand specimens available, sizes averaging about 7x6 cm @ 95.00 each. List alternates!

BERYL variety GOSHENITE- Sao Geraldo do Baixio, M.G., Brazil
Excellent, water clear beryl specimens, here as convoluted and highly lustrous. matrix-free specimens, these as hydrotermally etched floaters. Unusually complex, icy and attractive mounted thumbnail samples about 2.5cm tall at just 25.00 each.

BESHTAUITE (IMA #2012-051)- Mt. Beshtau, Pyatigorsk, Stavropol, Russia
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as extremely tiny (~0.2mm) pale green, short prismatic crystals, here carefully mounted on small adhesive disks about 1cm across, all requiring magnification. Named for the type locality at the Beshtau Uranium Deposit in the Northern Caucasus, the mineral was recently approved. Formula:(NH4)2(UO2)(SO4)2*2H2O - monoclinic, IMA # 2012-051. Extremely rare, originally found on a small matrix of
marcasite, rozenite and gypsum, we offer these as very tiny isolated crystals under 1mm with little or no matrix, nicely fluorescent, @ 125.00 each. Only two available - list alternates!

BOURNONITE- Viboras Mine, Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia
This silver mine has produced a range of tabular bournonite specimens, ranging from small, greyish masses up to large tabular crystals of 2cm or more. All of the smaller specimens show thousands of tiny quartz crystals comprising a spongey matrix, many with micro pyrite and occasionally rhombic crystals of siderite, as yet unreported for the locality but plainly evident in these samples. White kaoliite, alos unreported from the locality, is also present on some. We offer two distict grades, with lesser samples in the 2.5cm to 5cm range @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each, with the larger, tabular crystallized specimens in the 3cm to 5cm range @ 40.00, 55.00 and 75.00 each.

CELADONITE with AMETHYST- Ametista do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Amethystinew quartz from this locality is well known throughout the world, but few recogize that the underlying, very thin green crust that outlines the geodes from this locality are comprised of films of celadonite! Excellent locality material, with modest amethyst crystals generally separated by an agate band from the celadonite, specimen sizes from modest
5cm to 15cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

CHAPMANITE- McDermitt Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
This uncommon mineral occurs here as murky, light green crusts and veinlets well-scattered over buff-colored matrix. One of the few and perhaps the best U.S. locality for the species, specimen sizes range from about 3cm to 7cm across @ 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

CHLORBARTONITE- Koashva Mine, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
A remarkable discovery of crystallized (!!) chlorbartonite, the first-time discovery of a crystallized mineral in the bartonite
series, originally uncovered in 2008! Carefully checked by XRD (for symmetry) and microprobe (for Cl/S ratio), these are dark bronze-colored aggregates and occur as relatively large grains and rectangular tablets, occasionally twinned or in groups in a pegmatitic matrix, some with modest micro potential as well. Most are associated with white natrolite, acicular astrophyllite and dark sphalerite as well. Type locality material, superior stuff, matrix sizes from about 2cm to 4cm @ 85.00, 125.00 and 155.00 each, depending on quality, not necessarily size.

CHURCHITE-(Y) "WEINSCHENKITE"- Kelly Bank, Vesuvius, Virginia
This uncommon mineral occurs here as white balls and masses scattered on dark, limonitic rock matrix. This material was collected over fifty years ago and was just recently "rediscovered" here in an old flat. Specimen sizes range from 2.5cm to nearly 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each, some with micro potential as well.


CORNWALLITE on CHRYSOCOLLA- Jackrabbit Mine, Lyon Co., Nevada
Minute, emerald green balls of cornwallite sparsely scattered on brilliant blue, botryoidal chrysocolla matrix, occasionally with other micro secondary minerals. An interesting locality, recently featured in Mineral News (Vol. 31 No. 5, 2015). Only a few small TNs available @ 12.50 each.

CORONADITE- Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Rather ugly stuff, composed of brownish black masses of coronadite richly scattered and typically admixed with other, similarly ugly, oxide phases. Collected by Forrest Cureton many years ago during one of his Australian journeys, we have a small selection of fairly rich samples from 2.5cm to nearly 10cm across @ just 12.50, 25.00, 40.00, 55.00 and 75.00 each.

COVELLITE- Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona
From a small box of fairly rich, old covellite specimens from this historic deposit, here as small, electric blue metallic masses scattered in rock matrix. Certainly not as pure as old Montana material, but representative for the locality. Specimens average about 3cm across @ just 20.00 each.

DESTINEZITE- Argenteau, Vise, Leige Province, Belgium
Large, cauliflower like masses of creamy, yellow-white and somewhat powdery destinezite richly comprising matrix. Relatively pure material from the classic, type locality, these old specimens range in size from about 3.5cm to 8cm across @ just 20.00, 35.00, 55.00 and 80.00 each.

DIGENITE- Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana
Very rich, metallic electric blue-grey massive digenite comprising matrix and showing typical conchoidal fracture, most
specimens with other admixed sulfides such as djurleite etc.. Attractive, old-time material rarely available today, originally supplied by Laszlo Dudas, mineralogist for Anaconda at Butte. Matrix sizes from 2.5cm to large 9cm samples @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00, 45.00, 75.00 and 125.00 each. Nice!

GOETHITE with HEMATITE- Richard's Glory Hole, Socorro Co., New Mexico
From a small claim in the Luis Lopez Mining District, these are weird stalactitic goethite specimens typically brown in color, some with black botryoidal hematite formed around the elongated stalactites that range from 1cm to 2cm tall, showing neat spires and knobs on matrix. Specimens average about 5cm long @ just 15.00 each. Massive specimens without stalactites are just 8.50, all showing radiating botryoids.

HASTINGSITE- Cape Calamita Mine, Isle d'Elba, Italy
Nearly pure, greyish-green fibrous masses of hastingsite richly scattered in and comprising matrix. Excellent, representative material from an old and prolific locality extensively exploited in the late 1800s. Classic stuff, matrix sizes from about 2cm to 5cm @ just 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each.

HUNTITE- Crestmore, Riverside Co., California
White masses of fine-grained huntite richly distributed in matrix, potentially associated with other, equally uninspiring white minerals so prolific at Crestmore. Older material acquired years ago, specimens from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each. Rich material from Nevada also on hand - inquire!

HYDROZINCITE- Yellow Pine Mine, Goodsprings, Nevada
Pure white, tiny fibrous needle-liek crystals of hydrozincite largely comprising matrix. In addition to good micro potential, these specimens are brilliantly (!!) fluorescent (bright blue-white) under SW UV! From an old hoard, sizes from 1.5cm to 5cm @ 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Nice!

HYDROXYL-HERDERITE- Emmons Quarry, Greenwood, Oxford Co, Maine
Small, translucent to transparent single crystals and somewhat botryoidal masses of hydroxyl-herderite on albite, most singles without matrix from material collected years ago. Crystal sizes range from about 3mm to 9mm @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each. Old stuff!

IODARGYRITE- South Mine, Broken Hill, N.S.W., Australia
Classic locality material! This unusual silver iodide occurs as yellow botryoidal blebs and masses scattered on gossan matrix, coverage ranging from poor to prolific and ultimately determining price. Matrix sizes range from about 2cm to nearly 5cm across @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each. Old stuff!

JOHANNSENITE- Iron Cap Mine, Graham County, Arizona
This Ca-rich clinopyroxene occurs as small, elongated fibrous aggregates and radiating groups richly scattered along exposed seams in matrix. The needle-like fibers are typically dark green to dark brown in color, generally several millimeters tall, and all specimens will yield interesting micro's as well. Collected over 30 years ago, overall matrix sizes range from about 3cm to nearly 8cm across @ only 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

KIMBERLITE- Lake Ellen, Iron Co., Michigan
Interesting petrology samples of kimberlite, the most productive of diamond-bearing host rocks, these from the first and best-known diatreme breccia kimberlite depositis in the state. Typical mineral assemblages can include garnets, olivines, clino- and ortho- pyroxenes enstatites, corundums, ilmenite etc. Micro diamonds have been found in the deposit (none by us), but it is not an economically viable prospect. Specimens range from about 4x3cm to 7x5cm chunks @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each,

LEIFITE- Poudrette Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Canada
Not your ordinary leifite specimens comprised of thin, isolated needles, but rather two extraordinary examples of this fairly rare mineral in lustrous, hemispherical groups that appear as smooth balls on the top surface, but are actually the
terminations of densely-packed radiaiting crystals beneath! A great, partial ball as a hemispherical thumbnail about 3cm tall @ 395.00; one larger 4.5x3.5 complex and astounding monster with micro, pink serandite and other potential associations @ 1500.00. List alternates!

LINARITE- Grand Reef Mine, Klondyke, Graham Co., Arizona
From material obtained in the 1970s, we have uncovered a small lot of 3x3cm clear plastic boxes with thumbnails of brilliant, dark blue lustrous linarite specimens, most as excellent micro crystals on matrix, quite beautiful under the 'scope! Great stuff from old stock, specimens are priced at just 5.00, 7.50 and 10.00 each. A steal!

MAGNETITE- Iron Mountain, Iron Co., Utah
Rich, black, octahedral crystals and sections of magnetite completely covering rock matrix, these collected back in the 1960s by Ted Morley from this old and prolific locality known for the species. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 6cm across, offered at just 8.00, 15.00, and 25.00 each. Wonderful old stuff!

MANGANPYROSMALITE- Kyurazawa Mine, Ashio, Tochigi Pref Japan
This moderately rare species occurs as pale brownish masses well scattered in matrix, some with minor rhodonite or possibly other phases. From an excellent locality rarely available today, we have a few 2cm to 3cm samples @ only 35.00 and 45.00 each, one exceptional 4.5cm specimen @ 85.00.

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 and/or arsenopyrite 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, most with modest micro potential as well!

NEPHELINE- Mt. Somma, Naples, Campania, Italy
Old specimens, ex-Michigan Mining College and collected sometime prior to 1927, here as crudely crystallized nepheline richly lining seams and vugs, most with sanidine and possibly other species. Specimen sizes range from reference-only 2.5cm samples @ 15.00, to larger hand specimens from 5cm to 8cm across @ 45.00 and 60.00 each, many with old labels. Neat!

NICKEL (Refinery Product)- General Electric Plant in Pennsylvania
These are interesting colloidal, branching groups of pure nickel from the walls of an industrial plating tank. The original ore was of Canadian origin that was subsequently processed into button forms for electrolitic uses. Attractive, bright metallic groups from 1cm to 2.5cm @ 8.50, 15.00 and 20.00 each.

NICKELPHOSPHIDE- NWA 1054 Meteorite, Morocco
This exceptionally rare mineral occurs as a small rim at the edge of a kamacite-rich meteorite that also shows adjacent troilte and other phases. The meteorite itself was fairly small (86g) and found in 2001 and was intensively studied, and our sample was obtained from the author of this rare meteoric mineral. The sample is a small grain mounted in a 5mm probe mount, accompanied by two fully labeled color images pinpointing the species and associations, along with full analytical chemistry of the nickelphosphide. Rare, one only, @ 295.00.

NONTRONITE- Horni Slavkov, Czech Republic
Pale green, impure masses of nontronite lightly scattered in/on matrix. An interesting species from an unusual locality, sizes are small TNs from 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 8.50, 10.00 and 15.00 each, a few larger @ 25.00 each.

OFFRETITE- Mt. Semiol, Loire, Rhone-Alpes, France
Old specimens from this well-known locality, obtained from Dr. Sainfeld at the French School of Mines in Paris many years ago. Offretite occurs as clear micro crystals scattered in seams and vugs in olivine basalt matrix, with overall sizes from about 2.5cm to 6cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

OPAL- Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico
Old time stuff comprised of typical pinkish rhyolite matrix with small pods of clear to pale orange firey jelly opal. Reasonably attractive and inexpensive TNs from a 1970s vintage lot, sizes ranging from about 2cm to 2.5 cm priced according to fire @ just 5.00 and 8.00 each. Cheap!

SCHORL with QUARTZ- nr. Canon City, Fremont Co., Colorado
A rather large specimen comprised of translucent white, massive quartz, filled with elongated black crystals and sections of schorl tourmaline to 9cm long (!!) and up to 0.6cm wide richly scattered on teh surface and interior of the specimen. Ex-A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum specimen and accompanied by their label, this monster sample is likely from one of the many pegmatites in the Texas Creek Area west of the town. Overall size about 15x8x7 cm @ just 150.00. Heavy!

SEGNITITE- San Rafael Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
This uncommon mineral occurs here as yellowish green botryoids and masses well-scattered on limonitic matrix, commonly associated with micro-crystalline beudantite and occasionally other species. Fairly rich for the mineral and some with modest micro potential as well, specimens from about 2.5cm to 9cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each. A few very rich, monster-size samples from 14cm to 18x15cm @ 150.00 and 225.00 each.

TEALLITE with WURTZITE- Carguaicolla Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
Broad, silvery metallic foliated masses of teallite scattered in matrix, most specimens associated with red-brown, granular wurtzite, potentially with other species. From one of the few sulfide deposits mined for tin, these were collected over 15 years ago and only recently found here. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 5.5cm, dense and heavy, @ just 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

THOMETZEKITE w/ ARSENIOSIDERITE- Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah
Minute, pale greenish yellow aggregates of thometzekite sparsely scattered on matrix, most associated with dark red-brown arseniosiderite often more richly scattered. An interesting arsenate assemblage, some with modest micro potential, specimen sizes from about 2cm to 3cm @ 25.00 and 35.00 each.

TILASITE- H.J. Winch Mine, Rambhapur, Jhabur, India
A very old specimen, originally collected from this prolific Central India region by E.J. Beer in 1924, comprised of a rather fine-grained pegmatitic matrix largely of feldspar and quartz, with obvious blue-black amphiboles (species status a mess to determine!) and very pale and quite small blebs and tiny masses of yellowish to yellowish green tilasite very sparsely scattered about the piece. If we had more time and patience, perhaps some very exotic amphibole discoveries are contained in this one, overall size about 7x6cm @ 85.00; via-E.S. Treseder Collection, circa 1970. Will need your microscope on this one!

TRIPLITE- Hagendorf, Bavaria, Germany
A small lot of old specimens ex-Michigan College of Mines, comprised of rich, brown masses of triplite largely comprising matrix, occasionally with minor muscovite or other phases. Classic locality material, speimens from about 3cm to hefty 6cm across @ just 15.00, 30.00 and 55.00 each. Excellent for the locality!

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 long in masses, often with somewhat redish reflections perched on matrix. A rare Hg-As-Sb sulfide, matrix specimens from 2cm to nearly 3cm across @ 75.00, 100.00 and 145.00 each.

VASHEGYITE- Van Nav San Claim, Eureka Co., Nevada
This uncommon phosphate occurs here as dull white masses and filmy aggregates lightly scattered on pale rock matrix, most with a light and occasional dusting of pale yellowish schoderite/metaschoderite. Decidedly ugly specimens, but far less costly than our richer Belgian material, sizes from about 3cm to nearly 5cm across @ just 20.00 and 35.00 each.

VIVIANITE- Anloua, N'Gaoundere, Cameroon
A wedge-shaped dark-green single crystal of vivianite, having lustrous but curved crystal faces and resembling a fern leaf. From the now classic African locality, ex-French School of Mines specimen from Drs. Sainfeld and Mantienne in the late 1970s, about 5cm tall @ 85.00.

WALSTROMITE- Big Creek, Fresno Co., California
Pearly white to colorless disseminated aggregates and exposed seams of this unusual silicate scattered in matrix. Walstromite is nicely fluorescent (pinkish-orange SW) and therefore readily discernable in these rich specimens. Sizes from 2 to 6cm @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

WHELANITE- Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona
Another in series of secondary copper minerals noted from the Christmas Mine, whelanite occurs as pale blue fibrous coatings on matrix, occasionally associated with dark blue stringhamite and probably other Cu minerals as well. IMA-approved but not published for many years despite its mention by name in several earlier articles, coverage is modest to good in these specimens. Sizes from 3.5cm to 7cm @ 20.00, 35.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each.

ZAPATALITE- Cerro Morita, Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico
This rare copper phosphate occurs as minute pale blue masses and botryoids in fractures and exposed seams on matrix, usually with other secondary copper phases. Type locality material originally supplied by the author some years ago, some with modest micro potential, matrix sizes from about 2cm to 5cm @ 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each

COLLECTIONS

MYSTERY FLATS- Various Localities Worldwide
Another new offering of our well-regarded "mystery flats" of twenty (20) different specimens from worldwide localities, all individually labeled and ranging in size from about 2.5cm to 5cm 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, these now include specimens from a recent University purchase! Try one!

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Our latest list has a few new species, some one-of-a-kind classics, as well as a good selection of representative minerals needed to round out a solid, systematic collection. Especially good finds of Mont Saint-Hilaire rhodochrosite, excellent San Rafael Mine material from our Rocks & Minerals article, rich brochantite from the Jack Rabbit Mine, and a fair number of rare fluorescent minerals are among the highlights that should not be missed. All items FOB our warehouse, all subject to prior sale.

ADAMITE- San Rafael Mine, Lodi District, Nevada
Weirdly colored, somewhat greyish balls of adamite scattered in brown gossan matrix, some showing oddly fluid forms and cauliflower-like globules tucked in exposed seams. Unlike the cuprian adamites from the locality (see further), these are brightly fluorescent under both LW and SW UV, showing an intense green response. These also have good micro potential, matrix sizes from about 2cm to 7cm across @ just 5.00, 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

ALLOCLASITE- Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Morocco
Tiny metallic crystals in short prismatic habits of this uncommon mineral scattered in matrix, associated with colorful, bright magenta spherocobaltite richly scattered as well. While these are likely from the Agoudal Quarry, the accompanying label simply indicated "Bou Azzer". An uncommon mineral with an excellent association and micro potential, specimens average 2.5cm to nearly 5cm across @ 40.00, 55.00 and 75.00 each.

ALLOPHANE- Santa Creu d'Olorde, Barcelona, Spain
Massive pale greenish to dark brown vitreous to greasy aggregates of allophane richly scattered in and comprising matrix. Fine for the species and locality, old material in sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

ANDORITE w/ JAMESONITE etc.- Veta Potosi, Cerro Rico, Potosi, Bolivia
Minute metallic crystals (!!) of andorite perched in vugs in heavy sulfide ore matrix, associated with rod-like crystals of jamesonite as well as minor aresenopyrite, stannite, and possibly other species. Rare at the locality and reasonably well crystallized, we have only two hand specimens available, sizes averaging about 7x6 cm @ 95.00 each. List alternates!

ARAVAIPAITE with LAURELITE- Grand Reef Mine, Graham Co., Arizona
Collected from the Aravaipa Mining District, aravapaite is offered as sub-mm-sized, glassy and sharply formed platy
microcrystals in a capsule, sparsely scattered among prolific and well crystallized prismatic crystal rods of laurelite. Only a few capsules on hand @ 65.00 each. Rare; type locality for both species!

BRAZILIANITE- Telirio Mine, Linopolis, M.G., Brazil
Excellent, single crystals of pale yellow-green brazilianite with little or no matrix, all with sharp prism faces and and all nicely singly terminated as well. Minor white albite may be present on some, but these are essentially clean singles that are quite attractive, offered as mounted thumbnails @ 40.00 each.

BROCHANTITE on CHRYSOCOLLA- Jackrabbit Mine, Lyon Co., Nevada
Excellent, deep green acicular micro crystals and groups of attractive brochantite nicely scattered over shky-blue
chrysocolla botryoids and masses on rock matrix, some chrysocolla possibly pseudomorphing earlier minerals. From a relatively obscure mine, these are excceptionally beautiful under the scope, and are colorful as well without magnification. Specimens range from about 2cm to 6cm across @ just 5.00, 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Pretty! Dealer special: lot of 10 assorted @ 75.00 per lot!

CATTIERITE- Shinkolobwe, Shaba, (Zaire) Dem Rep Congo
This rare member of the pyrite group occurs as finely disseminated metallic masses richly scattered in matrix, often with admixed siegenite, pyrite and possibly other sulfides. Type locality material, found just below th e 57 level, XRD and microprobe-confirmed by Dr. Peter Bayliss in 1990. Only a few samples on hand 1.5cm to 2.5cm matrix specimens @ 50.00 and 85.00 each; one 5cm sample @ 225.00. Old material; list alternates!

CORONADITE- Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Rather ugly stuff, composed of brownish black masses of coronadite richly scattered and typically admixed with other, similarly ugly, oxide phases. Collected by Forrest Cureton many years ago during one of his Australian journeys, we have a small selection of fairly rich samples from 2.5cm to nearly 10cm across @ just 12.50, 25.00, 40.00, 55.00 and 75.00 each.

CUPROADAMITE- San Rafael Mine, Lodi District, Nevada
Some superb, pale green micro cuprian adamite specimens showing excellent radiating stacked prismatic crystals and superb, deep green isolated balls in seams and vugs and on matrix, appearing almost botryoidal in hand specimen, but revealing truly delicious green micro groups and "flowers" when viewed under the 'scope! Non-fluorescent material from our featured article in Rocks and Minerals, these are attractive specimens with moderately good coverage, some with micro mimetite or other species as well, from about 2cm to 5cm across @ just 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each, or as larger samples to nearly 8cm across @ 50.00 each - Very nice!! Micromounter and dealer's bonus: 10 excellent TN-sized specimens @ just 40.00 per lot of ten!

DANBURITE- Aurora Mine, Charcas, Mexico
Sharply terminated transparent PINK danburite crystals from this prolific locality! These have the typical chisel-shaped crystal habit of danburite, and the elongated crystals have no matrix. The crystals become more translucent and less sharply defined near their attachement points at the base, and most have the typical dings seen on such large crystals. Quite nice with impressive size and color, crystals ranging from 6cm to 8cm tall @ just 35.00 and 45.00 each.

ELLENBERGERITE- Case Parigi, Martiniana Po, Cuneo, Italy
Rich, pale lavander micaceous aggregates of this relatively rare species described in 1984 richly scattered in matrix, some with zoisite and possibly other species. Type locality material, matrix sizes from 1cm to 3cm @ 25.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

FERROINDIALITE (IMA #2013-016)- Bellerberg, Eifel, Germany
Repeat of a sellout: another NEW SPECIES from this prolific area, ferroindialite occurs as tiny grey to greyish-violet crude hexagonal crystals and sections intergrown in matrix. Formula: (Fe2+,Mg)2Al4Si5O18 - hexagonal - IMA #2013-016. The mineral is a new member of the beryl group and a chemical dimorph of sekaninaite. Type locality and author's material, small specimens about 1.5cm across @ 175.00 each.

FERVANITE etc.- Jo Dandy Mine, Montrose Co., Colorado
Thick bands and circular pods of yellowish brown , somewhat granular-appearing fervanite scattered in matrix, locally associated with goethite, montroseite, gypsum and possibly other minor species such as hewettite as well. An interesting vanadium-rich mineral from the Hummer portal, specimens range in size from about 3cm to 7cm across @ just 12.50, 20.00 and 40.00 each.

GALENA- Elmwwod Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee
Excellent, pure galena specimens comprised of various cubic forms showing interesting stepped-growth patterns, octahedral modifications or other interesting habits. Most of these are small groups or partial crystals, sizes from about 1.5cm to 2.5cm across @ just 10.00 and 20.00 each. Pure material with no matrix! NOTE: many other, larger samples on hand with calcite, fluorite etc. Please inquire!

GROUTITE on PETRIFIED WOOD- Chinle Formation, Navajo Co., Arizona
The first of these we have seen since the mid-1980s, offered here as tiny, slender black groutite crystals sparsely scattered over masses of red petrified wood. The wood is from the Chinle Formation, about 213 million years old, and it provides a sharp contrasting background for the sparse, but quite brilliant, groutite crystals. Only a few available, all with decent micro potential, from 2cm to 4cm across at 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each; priced according to size and coverage.

HOLLANDITE- Mt. Sorharas, Ultevis, Lappland, Sweden
Excellent specimens from one of the best localities for this barium bearing mineral. Hollandite occurs here as small crystal prisms, sprays, and elongated crystalline cleavages, all richly distributed throught quartz matrix, possibly associated with piemontite or other phases. Samples from 2.5cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00 each.

JEPPEITE- Walgidee Hills, W.A., Australia
Small black aggregates of this rare species richly scattered in a 2ml vial. This is from the original work on the locality, supplied as pure, separated material provided by a noted researcher; a rare oxide mineral from an excellent locality @ 40.00.

JEREMEJEVITE- Ameib, Erongo Mts., nr. Usakos, Namibia
From the sensational find, we have a small lot of single crystals and prismatic aggregates off matrix, all showing reasonably good transparency and pale bluish color. A heretofore rarity, gemmy small specimens range from about 0.3cm to 1.2cm tall @ just 30.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each. Limit one per customer.

KAOLINITE- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co New Jersey
A small lot of old material originally supplied by Parker Minerals, presented here as rather nondescript, white powdery masses of kaolinite well-sacattered on altered augite. Only a few specimens on hand, sizes 2.5cm across @ 15.00 each. Charming but still ugly.

LANGBEINITE- Carlsbad, Eddy Co., New Mexico
Crystalline masses of dull to white langbeinite in and on matrix, most assocaited with massive halite and possibly other phases. A well known locality for this uncommon but rather obscure and ugly mineral, specimens from 1cm to 4cm @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00, and 65.00 each.

MAGNESIO-HORNBLENDE- Philips Mine, Putnam Co., New York
Rich, dark green solid masses of this amphibole mineral comprising matrix. From a surprising locality just north of the Westchester County border, these are inexpensive examples from recently microprobed material. Specimen sizes range from about 2cm to 5cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

NICKELPHOSPHIDE- NWA 1054 Meteorite, Morocco
This exceptionally rare mineral occurs as a small rim at the edge of a kamacite-rich meteorite that also shows adjacent troilte and other phases. The meteorite itself was fairly small (86g) and found in 2001 and was intensively studied, and our sample was obtained from the author of this rare meteoric mineral. The sample is a small grain mounted in a 5mm probe mount, accompanied by two fully labeled color images pinpointing the species and associations, along with full analytical chemistry of the nickelphosphide. Rare, one only, @ 295.00.

ORTHOCLASE- Crystal Pass, nr. Goodsprings, Nevada
A few TN-sized single crystals of pinkish tan orthoclase without matrix, these from an old stash of Scott Williams specimens recently uncovered here. ALl are mounted in a standard perky box, and some will show good twinning as well. Sharp, well-formed crystals @ just 10.00 each.

PHOSPHOELLENBERGERITE- Vallone Giba, Dora-Maira, Cuneo, 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 additional 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 in the Varaita Valley, part of the overly simplified Dora-Maira massif type locality designation. Specimens (all with arrows) average about 2cm to 3cm @ 55.00 and 75.00 each. Only a few available!

POSTITE (IMA #2011-060)- Vanadium Queen Mine, Paradox Valley, Utah
A relatively new mineral, postite occurs as minute, yellow microcrystals in tightly packed groups nicely scattered on
matrix. The minerals is a complex Mg-Al vanadate with considerable water and hydroxyl as well. The micro orthorhombic crystals have some good micro potential, and the mineral is named for Smithsonian curator Jeff Post. Specimen sizes range from about 2cm up to 6cm across @ 65.00, 95.00 and 150.00 each.

RHODOCHROSITE- Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Choice specimens of pale brownish pink rhodochrosite, here as somewhat flattened rhombohedral crystals to 2cm with minor matrix, forming moderately attractive singles and groups with some also showing trigonal color zoning. Excellent for the locality, specimens ranging from 2.5cm to 4cm tall @ 50.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each, and a world-class museum specimen with hundreds of transparent elpidite needle-like crystals, overall 9x6cm @ 2500.00. First come, first served!

SILVER- New Nevada Mine, Batopilas, Chi., Mexico
A specimen from the magnificant find of the early 1980s, we recently uncovered this fine specimen from this famous deposit. The piece sat in one of our 1984 Tucson show flats buried here in the warehouse since its debut at our show location, then at the old Travelodge Motel. The speciemn is densely intergrown crystals of native silver as tiny fern like aggregates rich protruding from a core of white calcite, most coated with black acanthite. Fascinating under the scope, heavy and prickly to hold, overall size about 5x3.5cm @ 575.00. One only!

STARKEYITE - PENTAHYDRITE- Fuemerol Mine, San Rafael Reef, Utah
Old material from the Art Eadie Collection, here as pure white granular to powdery masses partially filling a small stoppered glass vial. The mineral absorbs moisture and alters to pentahydrite, a likely circumstance here! Originally confirmed by Mary Mrose at the USGS @ 40.00 the vial.

TACHARANITE- Noaki, Yaizu shi, Shizuoka Pref., Japan
White, somewhat porcelanous masses of this uncommon mineral lightly scattered in veinlets running through matrix, often associated with dull greenish pumpellyite-(Fe2+). An unusual locality for the species, generous specimens average about 6cma cross @ 45.00 each. Only a few available!

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, specimens from 2.5cm to 6cm across @ just 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

VANADINITE- Old Yuma, Pima County, Arizona
From a very old stock, these are small, bright red barrel-shaped vanadinite crystals richly scattered on matrix, and typically covering on surface of each specimen. These were likely collected in the late 1960s and early 1970s, acquired from the long defunct Piedmont Minerals many years ago. Colorful speicmens with good micro potential, specimens range in size from about 2.5cm to 5cm across at just 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

YUGAWARALITE- Wolf Point, Colwitz Co. Washington
Collected in 2002 by Rudy Tschernich (tschernichite) from the Mount Saint Helens tree farm at the 200/237 Road quarry, these are TN sized specimens showing good micro crystals of colorless, somewhat tabular and elongated crystals of this uncommon zeolite perched in vugs in brownish basalt matrix. Excellent micromount potential, these select specimens average about 2.5cm across @ just 20.00 each.

FOSSILS

BRACHIOPOD- Apillapampa, Capinota, Cochabamba, Bolivia
These are well formed Neospirifer Condor brachiopods, here as dull red-brown, well formed "winged" specimens showing the typically pronounced sulcus and distinctive ridges often seen in these Permian-age creatures. Only a few on hand, averaging about 6cm from edge to edge @ just 20.00 each. Great locality specimens!

GEMS

FORSTERITE var. PERIDOT- San Carlos, Gila Co., Arizona
A small but select lot of excellent, yellow-green peridot cut as faceted calibrated ovals from this well-known Arizona locality. These are eye clean, well-cut 7x5mm ovals, competitively priced at just 10.00 per stone, or a lot of 5 for just 40.00. Don't miss these!

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All specimens offered on a first-come first-served basis, FOB our warehouse.

ALABANDITE- Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Tanzania
Perhaps the finest occurence of the species, here as solid, crudely octahedral crystals and masses completely comprising these specimens with little or no matrix, many showing interesting surface growth patterns or isometric combinations sometimes seen in other members of the galena group, this being the Mn-end member. Solid specimens ranging in size from about 2cm to 3.5cm @ just 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each, priced according to crystal quality and size.

ASTROPHYLLITE- St. Peter's Dome, El Paso Co., Colorado
Rich, golden brown flattened lath-like crystals and aggregates well scattered in quartz pegmatite matrix. Old material once offered by A.E. Foote and recently uncovered in our warehouse. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each. Quite nice for the species and locality!

BAVSIITE (IMA #2014-019)- Gun Claim, Wilson Lake, Yukon, Canada
A rare NEW SPECIES, here as extremely tine, dark blue crystalline aggregates very sparsely scattered in white celsian-witherite matrix, occasionally with equally small, greenish suzukiite. Formula: Ba2V2O2[Si4O12], tetragonal, IMA #2014-019. Type locality material, of course, only three small specimens about 2cm across @ 185.00 each. List alternates!

BEMENTITE- Molinello Mine, Val Graveglia, Genova, Italy
Pale brown, somewhat fibrous radiating aggregates of bementite richly scattered in/on dolomitic matrix. Fine for the species and locality, older material collected about 20 years ago, matrix specimens from 1.5cm to 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

BOHMITE etc.- Langesundsfjorden, Vestfold, Norway
A monster specimen comprised of tiny, white to beige bohmite aggregates richly scattered over rock matrix, the specimen showing a broad mass of grayish nepheline and feldspar as the primary constituents, potentially with other micro species as well. Ex-Claus Hedegaard, this boat-anchor sized piece measures a solid 20x20x10 cm(!!!) @ a modest 100.00, sure to sink you if tied around your ankles. Heavy!

BREWSTERITE-Sr- Yellow Lake, Olalla, B.C., Canada
From an excellent find of several years ago, we acquired a sizeable lot of superb, pale pinkish to white brewsterite-Sr specimens, these as richly scattered, blocky pseudomonoclinic crystals, the largest crystals to 5mm, nicely covering Eocene lava rock matrix. These were considered as world class for the species when first offered, and there is only minor Na with trace Ba, K or Ca in these samples, actually richer in Sr than the type locality material! Excellent specimens from TNs to 3.5cm @ just 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each, with a few exceptional specimens to nearly 6cm tall @ 75.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each for the finest. Don't miss these!

CERUSSITE- Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
We recently uncovered an old box of Scott Williams thumbnails, filled with three dozen Tsumeb cerussite specimens all nicely mounted in standard perky boxes. There are a variety of cerussite habits and forms, occasionally with minor associations, and we offer these at Scott's old prices of just 15.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each, certainly considerably more pricey today! We can also offer a nice assortment of three different at just 60.00 per lot. Classic stuff at old-time prices!

CINNABAR- McDermitt Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
From an old hoard, dull red, finely disseminated masses of cinnabar scattered in/on pale tan to beige chalcedony in
sedimentary tuffa-rich matrix. Uninspiring for the species due to its microcrystalline and disseminated nature, offered here strictly as modest reference speciemns for the locality, sizes from about 5cm to 7cm across @ just 8.50, 15.00 and 20.00 each, depending on size and coverage.
CORVUSITE- Opera Box Mine, Montrose Co., Colorado
This vanadium-rich oxide occurs here as dark blue to nearly black dull masses scattered on matrix, many with brightly colored, micro orange-brown magnesiopascoite crystals and potentially other secondary vanadium minerals. Interesting material from an old locality (see note in Mineral News in February, 2015 issue). Specimens range in size from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 15.00, 30.00 and 55.00 each. List alternates!

DECRESPIGNYITE-(Y)- Paradoo Copper Mine, Yunta, S.A., Australia
This rare species occurs as bright, deep turquoise-blue masses richly scattered on matrix. Formula: (Y,REE)4Cu(CO3)4Cl(OH)5.2H2O, typically associated with minor malachite, caysichite and possibly other phases. Type locality material, specimens from about 2cm to excellent miniatures approaching 5cm across @ 35.00, 50.00 75.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each.

DIAMOND (1.99 cts)- Mir Mine, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia
A single octahedral crystal, white and translucent, without matrix, from this famous. deep pit diamond mine. The crystal is nicely striated and weighs 1.99 carats, overall size 8x6x5mm @ just 235.00. The specimen is pictured on our diamond website, www.diamondcrystals.net.

FAIRFIELDITE- Foote Mine, Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Buff colored radiating aggregates and balls of fairfieldite nicely scattered over pegmatite matrix. The locality has produced nearly 150 different species, and this is old material, excellent for both the locality as well as this interesting phosphate species. Matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each, many with micro potential as well.

FLUELLITE- Gold Quarry Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada
These may be among the finest known examples of fluellite ever found! At this great locality, fluellite occurs as sharply formed transparent crystals richly covering chert surfaces, usually as individuals but also as rosettes, from 0.5 to 3mm across. Colors range from golden yellow to greenish to pale purple, with color zoned crystals frequently encountered. Numerous associations are known! Matrix sizes from 2cm to 8cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each.

FRANCKEITE- San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
Brightly metallic, platy aggregates of greyish franckeite form tiny groups and richly impregnate matrix. Often misidentified as teallite, these are fairly rich specimens and are typical for the species. Sizes range from about 2.5cm to 6cm across @ just 25.00, 45.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each. One superbly crystallize specimen with small but excellent radiating and rare, free-standing platy crystals, 6.5x4cm @ 300.00. List alternates!

GOETHITE-LIMONITE- Huttenberg, Carinthia, Austria
An old specimen, ex-Czech National Museum and accompanied by their label, here as a wonderfully iridescent, black botryoidal goethite (aka limonite) richly covering matrix. Surprisingly attractive for a relatively common mineral, and showing rather colorful, coppery flashes, we obtained the piece many years ago from the Museum during one of our eastern European trips. Recently uncovered here, overall size about 8x5cm @ just 55.00.

HEULANDITE-Ca with STILBITE-Ca- Vaijapur, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
A recently acquired lot of attractive, pale orange-tan heulandite-Ca as tiny coffin-shaped crystals, very richly scattered over weirdly convoluted matrix, associated with similar colored stilbite crystals and larger bowties of paler stilbite on every specimen. Attractive, analytically confirmed (copy of our EDS supplied) specimens that are quite showy, specimens ranging in size from about 5cm to 15cm across @ just 25.00, 50.00, 75.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each depending on size and aesthetics. Great stuff!

LOUGHLINITE- Westvaco Mine, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming
This unusual phase occurs as thin chatoyant fibers richly exposed and running in small seams through a greenish brown siltstone matrix. Old stock and type locality material, matrix sizes from TNs to 4cm @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each.

MALACHITE- Salt Valley Anticline, Grand Co., Utah
An old E. W. Heinrich specimen (and accompanied by his label) comprised of a fine-grained Jurassic sandstone with the top surface and one side showing small botryoidal hillocks of green malachite well-scattered over a majority of the pale brownish-tan matrix. Heinrich noted the locality as falling within the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation, and this large geologic formation is better known for its fossils than its minerals. Only one available, size about 13x8 cm @ 55.00.


MALACHITE etc.- Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico
Excellent green fibrous bowties and sprays of micro malachite well scattered on limonitic matrix, many with black tenorite, tiny botryoids of chrysocolla and possibly other phases. Colorful miniatures that have fine micro potential as well, specimens average about 5cm across at just 7.50 each! A bargain find of old material!

MALAYAITE- Meldon, Okehampton, Devon, England
Spots of fluorescent malayaite glow light green under SW ultraviolet light on these samples that are deceptively plain, tan, grey-green masses. Older, classic locality pieces, sizes range from about 2.5cm to nearly 6cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each!

PREHNITE- Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey
An odd specimen comprised of small, gemmy botryoids isolated and lightly scattered over matrix, these showing excellent luster and discrete globules as opposed to the more typical, full-covering masses often seen in Paterson specimens. A few areas on the surface of the specimen, and much of the bottom as well, show micro green to black radiating balls of a chlorite-like mineral, some of which shoudl privide sufficient material for proper analysis if desired. One moderately attractive specimen, overall size about 15x9cm @ just 55.00.

PYRITE variety BRAVOITE- Park City, Summit Co., Utah
Once a legitimate species. bravoite is now classified as a nickeloan pyrite, typically as thin, greyish coatings over pyrite crystals. These are precisely that dark, metallic color forming pyritohedrons and other isometric forms as both single crystals and crude groups without matirx, the specimens from the G.B. Robbe Collection, the famous pioneer of copper ore benefaction at the Utah Copper Company's Bingham Canyon property in the 1920s. We have a small handful of these interesting and heretofore undocumented crystals from the locality, with specimen sizes ranging from about 8mm to nearly 2cm across @ just 5.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each. We also offer a set of five small but diverse crystals @ just 20.00 per lot.

QUARTZ- Scotrun, Monroe Co., Pennsylvania
Small, water-clear, singly terminated quartz crystals without matrix, occasionally with odd forms and consistently transparent specimens. The specific locality in the Pocono Mts. resort area, is not mentioned by name in the literature, although similar occurrences near the Delaware Water Gap are known. We offer a 100 carat bagful of small (5mm to 1.5cm) crystals (averages 40-60 crystals per lot) at just 10.00 per lot. Inexpensive and gemmy!

ROEDDERITE- Kintsubo, Iwojima Isl., Kagoshima, Japan
This uncommon osumilite-group mineral occurs here as small, dark blue masses very abundantly scattered in matrix, typically with tridymite and possibly other phases. A largely undocumented locality for this unusual mineral, found in 2013, specimens range in size from about 2cm to 5cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

SEELIGERITE- San Francisco Mine, Sierra Gorda, Chile
This rare lead iodate mineral is found as moderate coverage of bright orange-yellow, platy microcrystals and crystalline aggregates over a brownish matrix, potentially containing several other secondary phases as well. Quite rare and with modest micromount potential and surprisingly good coverage, some of the best we've seen from this famous locality. Available as matrix samples from 2.5cm to nearly 6cm samples @ 25.00, 40.00, 65.00 and 100.00 each, depending on quality. Excellent stuff!

SEKANINAITE- Dolni Bory, Moravia, Czech Republic
Classic greyish-green solid vitreous layered masses of this moderately uncommon species comprising matrix. Quite pure material showing typical bedded cleavage planes. Type locality material obtained many years ago from a Czech geologist, sizes from about 2cm to 8cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00, 65.00 and 85.00.

SHANNONITE- Tonopah-Belmont Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona
Fleshy-tan colored masses of this moderately rare PbCO3 mineral nicely scattered on rock matrix. We offer these IMA-approved and named specimens with the senior author's permission. First found here many years ago and originally submitted from this mine, this has not been designated as the type locality, however. Specimens from 1.5 to 4cm @ 25.00, 40.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each, all from the original find!

SPHEROCOBALTITE- Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Morocco
Excellent micro crystals and groups of deep magenta rhombs nicely scattered in vugs and seams in cobalt-rich matrix. Quite colorful and therefore attractive (particularly under the 'scope), these with modest coverage and all with good micro potential and occasional bladed erythrite or other species as well. Specimens average a generous 6cm across @ just 60.00 each. Only a few available!


STILBITE-Ca with HEULANDITE-Ca- Commonwealth Quarry, nr. Summit, New Jersey
An old specimen ex-H.E. Moore collection, comprised of prolific, pale tan stilbite-Ca crystals fully covering a convoluted matrix, richly sprinkled with small, pearly, coffin-shaped white heulandite-Ca crystals intimiately intergrown throughout. The specimen was collected circa 1960 and is accompanied by Moore's label. Size is about 9x6cm @ just 45.00.

TANOHATAITE- Matsumaezwa Pit, Tanohata Mi, Iwate, Japan
This rare mineral, first described in 2007 from this, the type locality, occurs as pale pinkish white, fibrous silky aggregates sparsely scattered in metasedimentary manganese ore matrix. The mineral is a member of tehwollastonite group and is the lithium analog of serandite. Small samples with the species easily visible under 10x range, small fragment at 100.00.

VANADINITE var: ENDLICHITE- Toussit Mine, nr. Oujda, Morocco
Pale tan colored hexagonal crystals of arsenatian vanadinite richly covering one surface of rock matrix, these collected in the late 1970s. The crystals ranging in size from a few millimeters up to nearly 1cm on the best specimens, and coverage is uniformly rich on these. Overall matrix sizes range from about 4cm to 10cm across @ just 30.00, 45.00, 60.00, 95.00 and 125.00 each.

WILLEMITE- Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
A significant, attractive specimen of willemite from this prolific mine, here as very pale blue, opaque botryoids completely covering matrix on all sizes of the specimen! The powder blue color is highly unusual, and the specimen is surprisingly heavy stands upright, nicely displaying the rich, convoluted habit of this important specimen. Overall size about 7x6x5 cm @ 750.00. Truly excellent from this classic locality.

BOOK

Mineralogical Dictionary- by Chambers
First printed in 1945, this small format hard-cover book has about 85 pages, including forty pages of old color plates that were this little gem's greatest asset. First published in Great Britain in this 22x14cm format, we've seen a single framed plate sell for as much as our entire copy, offered here at just 30.00!

GEM

UVITE TOURMALINE- Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Excellent, root-beer brown transparent faceted uvite tourmalines, these as well-cut and fairly clean trillion shapes. Excellent transparency, these are likely heat treated (as are most commercial stones these days) and the sizes range from about 5mm to 9mm, weights in the 1 carat to nearly 3 carat range at just 15.00, 30.00 and 50.00 each. A few matched pairs at two times the single stone price are available.

CABOCHON COLLECTION- Various Localities Worldwide
A recent collection purchase included a large number of cabochons, most calibrated in sizes ranging from 14x10mm up to 40x30mm in a wide variety of materials including tigereye, various agates, sodalite, rhodonite and many more. We've seen some of the larger ones retailing for 15.00 or more each, but this is not our niche and would like to move these quickly. To that end, we offer a large assortment of cabs, a total of 60 pieces in all sizes that retail in excess of 350.00 for just 99.00 per lot! Great for jewelry makers and collectors alike. What a deal!

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CATALOG 21502 - Vol. XLII, No. 2

ARSENOPYRITE w/ SPHALERITE etc.- San Rafael Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
Excellent, samll diamond-shaped pseudo-orthorhombic crystals of arsenopyrite to 5mm nicely perched in open seams among black sphalerite crystals and masses, occasionally with minor, needle-like quartz crystals as well, and often with minor galena and/or pyrite. Rich ore specimens from this fine locality (see our article in Rocks & Minerals, Vol. 85 (2010), 512-24). TNs to 6cm specimens @ just 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 45.00 each. Bargains!

ARTINITE- Staten Island, New York City, New York
White tufts and balls of radiating needles of artinite to 1cm scattered on pale green serpentine matrix, occasionally associated with minor hydromagnesite. These were collected in the late 1960s from the Spring Street housing project construction site. Specimens range in size from about 3cm to 8cm across @ just 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00, occasionally with a few larger ones available - please inquire!

BALANGEROITE- Balangero, Lanzo Valley, Piemonte, Italy
These are easily mistaken for asbestos, forming fairly attractive and rich silky fibrous aggregates and tufts of balangeroite with minor matrix. A silicate mineral from the type locality, only a few specimens on hand, sizes from about 2.5cm to 5cm @ 40.00, 65.00 and 95.00 each. Rare stuff!

BARITE nodule- Redhouse Mine, nr. Golconda, Nevada
Weird barite "balls", actually tightly packed and radiating bladed barite forming spherical floater nodules without matirx, these decidedly ugly and essentially grey in color. From the type locality for curetonite in Humboldt Co., these were collected about 25 years ago and appear quite odd, with diameters ranging from about 3cm to 6cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each. Suitable for excellent slingshot projectiles as well!

BARNESITE- Cactus Rat Mine, Grand Co., Utah
This unusual vandium mineral occurs as deep red to red-brown minutely fibrous matted aggregates scattered on dark sandstone matrix, occasionally with other vanadium species. Matrix sizes range from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

BERTRANDITE w/ FLUORAPATITE- Golconda, Gov. Valadares, M.G., Brazil
Excellent PURPLE apatite crystals to several millimeters long and showing fine vitreous luster are perched in/on much of the surrounding matrix of these smallish specimens, all with clear to white, somewhat tabular micro crystals of bertrandite nicely-represented here as well. Ex-Luis Menezes, only a couple of fairly aesthetic specimens available averaging 2.5-3cm across @ 75.00 each. List alternates!

CRYOBOSTRYXITE (IMA #2014-058)- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
This NEW SPECIES, one of several recently approved from this prolific volcano, is offered here as very tiny colorless single grains hermetically sealed by the authors in glass vials for prevention against dehydration. Formula: KZnCl3*2H2O - monoclinic, IMA # 2014-058. From the type locality at the First Scoria Cone, only a few specimens are available @ 145.00 each.

CUMENGEITE- Juliushutte, Astfeld, Harz Mts., Germany
Micro blue crystals of cumengeite nicely scattered in/on grayish ancient slag matrix. A uncommon anhydrous Pb-Cu chloride mineral, rather nice micro material for the locality and a moderately unusual species as well. Ol Cureton stock from many years ago, matrix sizes range from 2cm to 3.5cm @ 17.50, 25.00 and 35.00 each.

CURITE- Shinkolobwe, Shaba Province, Dem Rep Congo
Bright orange masses of curite richly scattered in/on matrix, associated with non-descript yellow masses of other uranium minerals. Impossible to obtain today, we have only a few small samples on hand from this classic locality. Mildly hot, small fragments to 1cm @ 30.00 each.

EKANITE- Case Collina Quarry, Pitigliano, Italy
Minute, pale green to brownish green tabular tetragonal crystals of ekanite lightly scattered in vugs of granular sanidine/quartz matrix. Rarely offered material, many with excellent micro potential, these were collected in 1972! Specimens average about 2.5 to 3cm @ 30.00 and 40.00 each, depending on quality.

FLUOBORITE- Bodnar Quarry,Hardyston, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Brilliantly fluorescent and crudely crystallized fluoborite highlights these specimens from the Franklin area. Fluoborite occurs as pale yellow to almost white crystal aggregates to 5mm richly distributed through white marble matrix, FL SW bright creamy-yellow and possibly associated with graphite and non-fluorescent chondrodite. Only a few small specimens from old stock, 2cm to 4cm @ 15.00 to 25.00 each. Old stuff!

FRANCEVILLITE- Mounana Mine, Franceville, Gabon
A small but suberb specimen comprised of rich, greenish yellow micro crystals fully covering the entire top surface of this excellent, rare specimen. This type-locality piece is ex-University of Arizona, ex-Curtis Schuh, and measures about 3.5 x 3 cm on its fully crystallized surface, only one available, @ 295.00.

GOLD- Unspecified Locality in Virginia
A rather ugly and nondescript specimen of native gold, here as sparse microscopic specks scattered in a corroded quartz/pyrite matrix. The piece is ex-Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences (with their distinctive #7872 painted marking), sadly without a precise location in my new home state. Similar specimens have been found in Orange, Louisa and other counties, but there is insufficient variation among matrix specimens we have seen to pinpoint the locality, as most are in similar assemblages. The first we have been able to offer in some years, overall size about 8.5x4cm @ just 150.00. Quite lean!

LIEBENBERGITE- Kamariza, Lavrion, Greece
Minute, transparent, bright green micro crystals of liebenbergite in exposed cavitites, occasionally with Ni-rich fosterite. Remarkably well-formed, wedge-shaped orthorhombic crystals heretofore unknown, with overall matrix sizes averaging about 2.5cm across @ 85.00 each, all with good micro potential as well! Only a few!

LOLLINGITE- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Silvery metallic masses of this uncommon mineral scattered in unusual black(!!) willemite, occasionally with sphalerite (variety cleiophane) or other species as well. Old material, specimen sizes from 2cm to 5cm across, priced at just 10.00, 25.00, and 40.00 each.

MAGNESIOPASCOITE- Opera Box Mine, Montrose Co., Colorado
As featured in our recent Mineral News article (February, 2015), these are brilliant, red-orange to brownish orange micro crystals and crusts well-scattered on vanadium-rich sandstone matrix, potentially with other secondary vanadium minerals present. Analytically confirmed in our lab (EDS copy supplied), this is a relatively rare member of the pascoite group, and the first world occurrence reported outside of Utah! Specimens range from about 2cm to 7cm across at just 20.00, 35.00, 55.00 and 85.00 each. Quite colorful for a rare mineral!

MELANARSITE (IMA #2014-048)- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as tiny aaggregates to 3mm of black, lustrous crystals, occasionally with greenish ericlaxmanite, violet johillerite or black tenorite on basalt scoria. Formula: K3Cu7Fe3+O4(AsO4)4 - monoclinic, IMA # 2014-048. From the type locality at the Arsenatnaya fumarole of the second scoria cone of this famous volcano, only a few specimens available, sizes generally in the 1cm range at 175.00 each. List alternates!

NALDRETTITE- Mesamax NW deposit, Cape Smith, Que Canada
This rare species occurs as minute metallic grains found among Fe-Cu-Ni sulfide concentrates, typically with chalcopyrite or other phases. Formula: Pd2Sb, IMA #2004-007. Each sample is superbly documented with a pair of SEM images and quantitative chemistry of this relatively new palladium mineral, mounted in a 2.5cm probe mount containing hundreds of concentrate grains, all with multiple naldrettite grains imaged! Only two 2.5cm probe mounts available @ 375.00 each.

PARAGONITE- Gassetts, Windsor Co., Vermont
This mica group mineral occurs as highly reflective, silvery platy aggregates largely comprising matrix, some with minor garnet inclusions and possibly other minerals. Rich samples from an uncommon locality, specimens range from 2.5cm to nearly 5cm across @ 12.50, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

POWELLITE- Black Mountain, Kern Co., California
From a old supply of Wards Natural Science, we have a few specimens of rich, brightly fluorescent powellite largely
comprising matrix. One of the more sought-after fluorescent minerals, these are rather ugly in daylight and would be easily overlooked, but they are outstanding under SW UV! Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

PYROMORPHITE- Gute Hoffnung Mine, Bleibuir, Eifel, Germany
Rich, vibrant green pryromorphite as knobby crystallized carpets fully covering the top surface of each of these matrix specimens. The locality ceased operations in the 1880s, and these are samples likely collected from the dumps of this old lead-producing locality. Specimens average about 5cm across, quite rich and colorful, at just 35.00 each.

SANIDINE- Itrongay Region, Faritra Anosy, Madagascar
Superb, gemmy yellow sanidine without matrix, these as pure, transparent crystalline masses suitable for gem cutting as well as fine specimens. XRD studies have shown the material to be monoclinic, low-sanidine composition, not orthoclase as some have previously reported. Specimens are quite pure, all are matrix-free, and some show modest crystal faces as well, sizes from about 2cm to 2.5cm @ 35.00 and 45.00 each, depending on quality and size. Excellent!

SHATTUCKITE- Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Dem Rep Congo
Very colorful pale blue, somewhat velvety shattuckite richly and completely comprising matrix, these showing radiating structure with magnification, and all rather attractive knobs and hillocks of excellent color. There may be minor admixed plancheite in these, uncovered in the now-abandoned open pit at this famous Katanga locality. Pure specimens, overall sizes from 2.5 to 4cm @ 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each, or as larger matrix specimens of calcite and rock with smaller and leaner pods of shattuckite scattered about, averaging 6 to 8cm across @ 55.00 and 75.00 each. List alternates!

SIDERITE var: SHAEROSIDERITE- Clackamas River, Clackamas Co., Oregon
Strange round balls of the siderite variety "sphaerosiderite" to 7mm nicely scattered in exposed vugs in brownish basalt matrix. A neat curiosity, collected in the 1960s by Ted Morley, specimens from 4cm to 8cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

SVANBERGITE on DOLOMITE- Mt. Brussilof Mine, Radium Hot Sprgs Canada
Certainly the finest North American occurrence of this unusual anhydrous Sr-Al-phosphate-sulfate mineral ever found, svanbergite occurs here as excellent, orange-brown translucent crystals to 1.5mm richly scattered over white dolomite crystal groups. Striking contrasts and superb micro material, the trigonal svanbergite crystals appear nearly cubic in habit on these exceptional specimens, avaiable as thumbnails to 2.5cm @ 25.00, 50.00, and 75.00 each, with a few miniature to small cabinet specimens @ 100.00, 150.00 and 200.00. Great stuff - don't miss these excellent, best-of-species samples!

SYLVANITE- Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado
A selection of old sylvanite specimens recently acquired from the University of Arizona, here as brilliant, minute silvery aggregates of this valuable gold-silver-telluride scattered across massive quartz and on rock matrix. Most specimens in the lot have modest micro potential, with some of the larger samples potentially showing tiny, discreet elongated crystals as well. Originally Ex-Butler, with a copy of U of A label included, specimens from 2.5cm to 4cm across @ 50.00, 95.00 and 150.00 each. List alternates, please!

ULVOSPINEL- Rother Kopf, Gerolstein, Eifel, Germany
Iron-black, well formed tiny octahedral crystals lightly scattered in vugs in alkali basalt, often with colorless prisms of nephleine, needles of fluorapatite, greenish black augite, minor leucite and rarely yellowish altered gotzenite. This is perhaps the first discovery of visible, non-microscopic crystals of microprobe-confirmed ulvospinel! Specimens average 2cm @ just 125.00 each. Fewer than a dozen available!

ZINCOHOGBOMITE-2N6S- Ismailica Hill, nr Nezilovo, Veles, Macedonia
This uncommon mineral occurs here as yellowish brown to somewhat orange-colored tiny aggregates scattered in thin veinlets in matrix, comprised largely of quartz, dolomite albite and barite, occasionally with minor gahnite in metamorphic rock. A rather ugly mineral, and one of those structurally-named species that defies understanding for most (myself included), this is nonetheless type locality material from the Babuna Valley in the Jakupica Mts., and specimens average a about 2.5cm across @ just 65.00 each.

ZIRCON- Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
Single crystals of medium brown zircon without matrix, most showing good crystal faces on several sides, most often with a variety of tetragonal forms. Crystals range from about 6mm to 1.2cm, priced individually at 5.00, 10.00 and 15.00 each.

BOOKS

Marvels of the New West- by W.M. Thayer (circa 1887)
A old bound copy of Thayer's six volume work, described as "A vivid portrayal of the stupendous marvels of the vast wonderland west of the Missouri River". Illustrated with over 350 engravings and maps, we were especially interested in the "Marvels of Mining" section of about 100 pages, plus the nature and railroad sections as well. Over 700 pages, hardcover binding loose and worn, contents otherwise in good condition, at just 75.00!

Minerals and Synonyms- by T. Egleston (1892)
This is a complete, unabridged reprint of Egleston's classic work of the 1892 edition of "A Catalogue of Minerals and Synonyms". The original 379 page work has been faithfully reproduced in a large format (28cm x 21cm) softcover volume, quite usefully employed for looking up old and obscure mineral names used in the 19th century mineralogical literature. While our supply lasts: only $15.00 per copy with any mineral order!

SYMPOSIUM on MANGANESE- International Geological Congress Mexico - 1956
This extraordinarily rare publication consists of all five volumes (over 1550 pages!) of the 1956 IGC meeting's Symposium on Manganese, literally covering the world's occurrences, production, and geological make-up of manganese ores. Numerous maps and diagrams accompany the many articles in these regional monographs by the leading geologists and mineralogists of the time (I count at least ten with minerals named after them!). Introductions are in Spanish, the articles in the author's original languange (most in English, some French, Spanish etc.). The five softcover volumes are handsomely boxed and in good condition. The only complete set we've ever seen, one only, @ 125.00 plus shipping.

COLLECTIONS

MYSTERY FLAT- Various Localities Worldwide
They are back: we offer a "mystery flat" of twenty (20) different specimens from worldwide localities, all individually
labeled and ranging in size from about 2.5cm to 5cm 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!

GEMS

SAPPHIRE CABOCHONS- Australia
Excellent, deep blue sapphire cabochons, all well-polished and showing typical chatoyancy of this vibrantly-colored gemstone. Fine quality and color suitable for jewelry or gem collections, with sizes ranging from about 6x4mm to 9x7mm offered lots of 10 cut stones (about 15 carats) at just 75.00 per lot of 10. Single larger stones in the 12x9mm size range @ 95.00 per stone.

CATALOG 21501 - Vol. XLII, No. 1

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. Specimens range from about 3cm to 6cm across at just 8.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

ARSENDESCLOIZITE (CALCIAN)- Illinois Mine, Lodi Dist., Nye Co., Nevada
As described in the upcoming January, 2015 issue of Mineral News, we have verified (EDS and Raman) a find of calcian arsendescloizite from the first reported occurrence from this old Nevada property. The mineral occurs as tiny, pale olive green balls isolated on limonitic matrix, typically with micro sheaves of radiating hemimorphite and occasionally other species. Only a few specimens on hand, each accompanied by copies of our confirming EDS and Raman spectra, sizes from 2cm to 4cm across @ 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each, depending on coverage, most with good micro potential as well.

AZURITE- Chengmenshan Mine, Jiangxi Province, P.R. China
Recently uncovered in the warehouse, a small batch of about a dozen specimens showing platy, radiating and intergrown azurite crystals completely comprising matrix, some with druses of azurite on massive azurite, all with excellent deep blue color. These are likely late 1990s to early 2000s vintage, specimens average about 4cm across at just 25.00 each. A bargain!

BABINGTONITE- Honsarvet, Borlange, Sweden
From our uncovered warehouse stock, we have a small lot of small but fine, sharp black babingtonite crystals to 0.5cm richly scattered in groups in exposed seams in matrix, associated with minor pale green epidote, drusy quartz and possibly other species. Quite good for the species from an unusual locality, these from a single pocket found prior to 1996. Overall specimen sizes from 4cm to 7cm @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each. Neat!

BAYLDONITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
From our study material used for the June, 2012 Mineral News article on the locality, we have a few select specimens of olive green to bright green bayldonite from this prolific mine, here as somewhat flattened, rhombohedral micro crystals and aggregates on matrix, most associated with other secondary minerals and all making rather attractive samples with good micro potential. Matrix sizes range from about 2.5cm to 4.5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each!

BORNITE etc.- Bawana Mine, nr. Milford, Beaver Co. Utah
This is rarely offered primary copper mineralization from the well-known Bawana (Old Hickory) Mine, famous as the type localities for the copper silicate minerals stringhamite and whelanite. The bornite is dark bluish black, dense and with little or no matrix, although polished sections have shown intergrowths of other copper sulfides such as covellite and djurleite. Specimens take an excellent polish, overall sizes ranging from about 2.5cm to 6cm across @ 5.00, 10.00, 20.00, and 40.00 each. Rich and heavy!

BROCHANTITE etc.- Lost Soldier Mine, Lyon Co., Nevada
Dark green micro brochantite crystals are scattered over rock matrix, some associated with minor, deep blue linarite and occasionally transparent druses of anglesite. An uncommon locality. only a few specimens on hand, ranging in size from about 2.5cm to 4cm @ 7.50 and 15.00 each; one larger 7x4cm specimen @ 35.00. List alternates.

CAMEROLAITE- Spania Dolina-Piesky, Slovak Republic
Pale blue minutely fibrous masses and aggregates of this rare complex copper mineral scattered on rock matrix. From the second locality for the species, these vary from lean to very rich, sizes about 2cm to 5cm @ 50.00, 75.00, 100.00, 150.00 and 200.00.

DAVYNE in SANIDINE- Mt. Cavalluccio, Sacrofano, Latium, Italy
From a relatively recent analytical discovery, this uncommon cancrinite-group mineral occurs here as micro, short prismatic glassy hexagonal crystals scattered in sanidine ejecta, occasionally with black hornblende and possibly other minerals. All specimens with one or more arrows, with over 25 different species known to occur here, matrix sizes from about 2cm to 3cm @ 45.00 and 55.00 each.

DIAMOND- Vaal River, Northern Cape Province, Rep So Africa
An excellent, complexly intergrown octahedral group of transparent, white diamond crystals without matrix, the sample appearing much like a small bunch of octahedral grapes with well-formed faces evident from all angles. The group weighs about 2.88 carats and measures 10x7x6mm, offered at just 625.00. One only!

EMPRESSITE- Tombstone, Cochise Co., Arizona
Representative samples of this silver telluride occurring as gray metallic masses in quartz-rich matrix. Empressite may be associated with primary pyrite and a host of secondary tellurium minerals in these samples, possibly including rodalquilarite and other rarities. Sizes from 0.5cm to 2cm @ 10.00, 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00 each.

ERICSSONITE & ORTHOERICSSONITE- Langban, Varmland, Sweden
Old classic specimens comprised of densely packed rhodonite & schefferite/hausmannite skarn matrix, with small areas of dark reddish black platy aggregates of ericssonite, with intergrown orthoericssonite as well. The later has been relegated to polytype status, formally named ericssonite-2O, while ericssonite is the 2M polytpe, now all considered a single phase within the ericssonite group. Only a few available, sizes in the 2cm to 3.5cm range @ 35.00, 55.00 and 125.00 each for the richest. Type locality, of course!

FAIRFIELDITE- Foote Mine, Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Buff colored radiating aggregates and balls of fairfieldite nicely scattered over pegmatite matrix. The locality has produced nearly 150 different species, and this is old material, excellent for both the locality as well as this interesting phosphate species. Matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each, many with micro potential as well.

GRAPHITE- Lime Crest Quarry, nr. Sparta, New Jersey
Thick, steely grey greasy mass of platy graphite perched in calcite matrix, typically with several other minor graphite flakes as well. From old material collected by H.E. Moore on May 18, 1969 at the quarry! Moderately rich specimens about 2.5cm to 3.5cm @ 10.00 and 15.00 each; one larger piece about 6x6cm @ 35.00. List alternates!

GYPSUM variety SELENITE- La Union, Sierra de Cartagena, Spain
From an old hoard of Hamel Mining & Minerals, we have uncovered a small lot of excellent, relatively large and well-terminated single crystals of gypsum from this excellent European locality. Similar to fine "Cave of Swords" specimens, these show good transparency with sharp prism faces and pointed terminations, sizes ranging from 8cm to 15cm tall @ 30.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each. Nice!

HEULANDITE-Ca with STILBITE-Ca- Vaijapur, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
A recently acquired lot of attractive, pale orange-tan heulandite-Ca as tiny coffin-shaped crystals, very richly scattered over weirdly convoluted matrix, associated with similar colored stilbite crystals and larger bowties of paler stilbite on every specimen. Attractive, analytically confirmed (copy of our EDS supplied) specimens that are quite showy, specimens ranging in size from about 5cm to 15cm across @ just 25.00, 50.00, 75.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each depending on size and aesthetics. Great stuff!

KOLICITE- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co New Jersey
The last of our stock of this rare mineral: tiny individual tabular crystals and aggregates of orange-brown kolicite, named for the late John Kolic, miner extraordinaire at Sterling Hill. Only a few specimens available, either as tiny (<1mm) tabular crystals in a vial without matrix @ 55.00 each, similar samples on 3mm matrix @ 95.00. List alternates!

KYANITE & TOURMALINE QUARTZITE- Chocolate Mts., Imperial Co., California
These are roughly slabbed specimens of massive kyanite in quartzite, most with small masses of black tourmaline lightly scattered in the rich, pale blue kyanite matrix. Old material uncovered in a large lot of cutting rough, these display reasonably well and might yield several good cabochons if so inclined. Slabs range from about 5cm to 11cm across and 1.5 to 3cm thick, weights in the 75g to 500g+ range @ 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

MALACHITE etc.- Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico
Excellent green fibrous bowties and sprays of micro malachite well scattered on limonitic matrix, many with black tenorite, tiny botryoids of chrysocolla and possibly other phases. Colorful miniatures that have fine micro potential as well, specimens average about 5cm across at just 7.50 each! A bargain find of old material!

NEPTUNITE- Mina Numero Uno, San Benito Co., California
Nearly black micro crystals of neptunite to several millimeters richly scattered on bluish crossite matrix, with overall sizes ranging from 5cm to nearly 10cm across @ 35.00, 55.00 and 85.00 each. Larger, well formed crystals from the Gem Mine, typically on white natrolite over blue crossite matrix, matrix sizes from 5cm to 8cm @ 100.00 and 150.00 each, priced according to quality.

PASCOITE etc.- Burro Mine, San Miguel Co. Colorado
From one of the more prolific areas for unusual vanadium-rich species, we have a few older specimens collected by E.W. Heinrich and others from this great locality, some specimens associated with pale yellow-green metarossite and possibly other rare phases. Specimens vary in size from about 3cm to nearly 8cm across, priced according to richness and size @ 15.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each.

PATRONITE- Minas Ragra, nr. Cerro de Pasco, Peru
Rather nondescript, greyish black masses of this uncommon mineral densely scattered and cementing vanadium-rich ore matrix. Type locality material from several old collections, specimens ranging in size from about 1.5cm to 7cm across @ 15.00, 45.00 and 85.00 each,

QUARTZ variety AMETHYST- Piedra Parada, Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico
An old stash from the defunct stock of Hamel Mining & Minerals, these are pale amethyst crystals in singles and small groups, all nicely terminated with color more at the terminations than along the prisms, some showing various degrees of scepter-like habit. Perhaps the finest Mexican quartz occurrence (formerly noted as Las Vigas) due to the clarity and quality of the crystals and delicate color, specimens available as singles or interesting groups from 2cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00, 55.00 and 75.00 each. Attractive!

RHODOCHROSITE- Silverton, San Juan Co., Colorado
Colorful small groups of pink, rhombic rhodochrosite crystals well scattered on drusy quartz-covered matrix, occasionally overlaying thin seams of various sulfides. Old specimens largely from the G.F. Lincks collection, some mounted on styrofoam as was the custom in the 1960s, these range from neat little TNs to 5cm specimens @ 25.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each. Difficult to obtain today!

RUTILE- Agua Calgada, Fraguita, Atacama, Chile
From a unique and bizarre alpine cleft in the normally barren Atacama Desert region of Chile, these highly unusual rutiles occur as thickly aggregated, elongated and flattened red crystal sections and sagenitic forms richly scattered in matrix. Quite colorful from this extraordinary geological oddity for the region, uncovered about 15 years ago, matrix sizes from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

SERPIERITE with WILLEMITE etc- Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co New Jer
After checking a number of pale blue secondary minerals found on "red willemite ore" from Sterling Hill, we are finally able to offer verified samples of serpierite from this famous locality. The mineral occurs as quite sparse, pale blue to blue-green aggregates and flakes lightly scattered on red willemite matrix, typically with franklinite, occasionally minor kraisslite, sarkinite etc. X-ray data indicates monoclinic symmetry, eliminating orthoserpierite. Specimens range from about 3cm to nearly 5cm @ 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each, depending on coverage and size, each with a copy of our EDS spectra.

TETRAHEDRITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
From another lot of studied specimens, we have several TN-sized samples of tetrahedrite in vugs and seams with quartz, most typically small but relatively sharp and often associated with pyrite, platy huebnerite and occasionally arsenian pyromorphite or other species. Matrix sizes average about 2.5cm at just 6.00, many with micro potential as well.

ULEXITE- Boron, Kern Co., California
Excellent, polished cross sections of nature's "fiber optic" rock! The ends of these fibrous sections have been lightly buffed so that light and images are transmitted through the material when placed over a written page, for example. Great for demonstrating the concepts of fiber optics, specimens from about 3x2cm to 8x4cm @ 7.50, 12.50 and 20.00 each. Neat!

VIKINGITE- Apache Hills, Hidalgo Co., New Mexico
This rare mineral occurs here as small metallic aggregates scattered in rock matrix, originally supplied by Dr. Sidney Williams from his X-rayed and microprobed material, typically admixed with other sulfides. Only a few rich specimens on hand, sizes averaging about 1cm @ 55.00 each.

WULFENITE etc.- San Rafael Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
Transparent, colorless to slightly greyish tabular platelets of micro wulfenite scattered on matrix, some associated with tiny hexagonal mimetite crystals, and possibly green bayldonite, jarosite, etc. well scattered and with good micro potential. The locality has produced over 65 valid species, and one is referred to our 2010 article in Rocks & Minerals (V. 85, pgs 512-524) on the mine for other possible associations. An uncommon color for wulfenite, specimens range from about 2.5cm to 4cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, and 45.00 each. One 9x8cm piece @ 95.00.

BOOKS

NEW MINERALS (1995-1999)- by J.A. Mandarino
A superb abstracting of all new mineral species published during the period of 1995-1999 in a very readable format. Over 280 pages of precise scientific, locality and useful collector data in a softcover volume, tightly bound with most copies lightly scuffed on the binding, but graced with an excellent color cover photo of the type specimen of andyrobertsite! A number of crystal drawings and several useful tables are also provided in this 24x17cm volume @ just 25.00. The last of this very useful and informative series that Joe Mandarino edited until his untimely demise in 2007, devoting one page per species, much like the heralded Handbook of Mineralogy. Limit one per order.

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GEMS

BLACK DIAMOND
The latest rage in jewelry, these are facetted black diamonds, typical size about 3.5mm across and in a round princess cut. We assume virtually all modern gemstones are treated in some manner, and these should be considered likewise. Interesting additions to your diamond or gemstone collections, these are just 40.00 each, or 75.00 for a matched pair.

CABOCHON COLLECTION- Various Localities Worldwide
A recent collection purchase included a large number of cabochons, most calibrated in sizes ranging from 14x10mm up to 40x30mm in a wide variety of materials including tigereye, various agates, sodalite, rhodonite and many more. We've seen some of the larger ones retailing for 15.00 or more each, but this is not our niche and would like to move these quickly. To that end, we offer a large assortment of cabs, a total of 60 pieces in all sizes that retail in excess of 350.00 for just 99.00 per lot! Great for jewelry makers and collectors alike. What a deal!

CATALOG 21409 - Vol. XLI, No. 9

ANGLESITE etc.- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
Translucent to frosty white micro spears of anglesite scattered in highly vuggy quartz matrix, invariably associated with numerous other micro species such as oxyplumboromeite, mimetite, brochantite, malachite, beudantite etc., a few of the better ones lightly colored pale blue due to linarite inclusions. Only a small number of samples available, all suitable for good micromounts, matrix sizes from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

ARSENOPYRITE- Gold Hill, Tooele Co., Utah
Better known for its wide range of colorful secondary minerals, Gold Hill once had the largest reserves of arsenic mineralization in the U.S.. Arsenopyrite was a rich, As-producing primary ore, and it is more rarely seen in many Gold Hill collections because of the emphasis on the attractive secondary copper and/or arsenate minerals. We have a small selection of very rich, solid arsenopyrite, forming nearly pure, silvery grey masses, with overall sizes ranging from about 3.5cm to 6cm across @ just 10.00, 15.00 and 20.00 each. Own a piece of the primary ore to supplement your Gold Hill secondary minerals collection!

ASHBURTONITE- Anticline Deposit, Ashburton Downs, Australia
Minute blue crystalline aggregates of ashburtonite sparsely scattered on matrix, most associated with somewhat paler caledonite and possibly other minerals. This relatively rare mineral is available as small, 0.5cm to 2cm matrix specimens @ 45.00, 60.00 and 85.00 each, one 5cm specimen @ 150.00.

ASTROPHYLLITE- Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
This interesting MSH mineral occurs here as golden brown to dark brown needle-like crystals and fattened elongated laths on matrix, primarily as micro material collected over 30 years ago. Small TN samples in the 1-1.5cm size range, all quite nice under the'scope, at just 12.50 each.

AXINITE-(Mg)- nr. Luning, Mineral Co., Nevada
From one of the few confirmed localities for the species, the mineral occurs here as clove-brown, glassy crystals and partial shards, all showing at least several good crystal faces and typically without much matrix. The crystals range from about 1cm to nearly 2.5cm tall, all from a lot purchased many years ago from the late A.L. McGuinness (of mcguinnessite fame), all moderately attractive and reasonably priced at just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each, depending on quality and size.

CHALCOPYRITE on BARITE- Dreislar Mine, N. Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Old material obtained in the 1970s, comprised of white to slightly pinkish-tan, platy barite comprising matrix, liberally sprinkled with small metallic chalcopyrite crystals. The locality was worked as early as the 1870s and is now defunct, specimens range from about 4cm to 10cm across, offered at just 10.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each, a great buy!

CHLORARGYRITE- San Rafael Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
From our 2010 article on this prolific locality in Rocks & Minerals magazine, we offer an excellent, hand-picked selection of chlorargyrite specimens! Nearly end-member in composition, this AgCl mineral occurs as waxy grey-green to slightly yellowish tiny micro crystals and aggregates nicely scattered in spongy matrix, often associated with unusual micro wulfenite and/ or mimetite, as well as other potential species. Specimens range in size from about 2.5cm up to 7cm across @ just 10.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each. Good stuff!

COPPER- Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
Recently uncovered in old Russ Buckingham material, an exceptional copper specimen from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, here as a complexly crystallized specimen about 28 cm long (!!!) comprised of rounded crystals, crude spinel twins, and massive copper! Looking like a wildly conceived sculpture, the piece shows very minor interstitial white rock matrix and a sparsely scattered, green secondary copper patina at one end of the sample. This long and convoluted specimen is 28cm long (almost a foot!) and weighs about 650 g (over 22 ounces for the metric-challenged), one only @ 650.00 net plus shipping.

DIAMOND - BALLAS CRYSTALS- Namaqualand, Northern Cape Prov., Rep So Africa
Perhaps the strangest of all diamonds following the bemusing carbonado stones of the Central African Republic and Brazil, the ballas crystals of Namaqualand are steely grey, almost hematite-like black in luster and color, and they form curious single rounded balls. Many of these are being cut and are finding their way into the jewelry trade as faceted black diamonds at prices far above their value! We have a rather extensive selection of rough crystal sizes, ranging from about 4mm (1.4ct) @ 40.00, to progressively larger ones @ 55.00, 70.00, and 80.00 each for the largest ~6mm (2.7ct) ones. More fun than playing with peas.

DIOPSIDE- Yates Mine, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada
A large specimen comprised of numerous, dark green diopside crystals perched on matrix and largely comprising the entire specimen, with elongated crystals to 1.5cm, many singly terminated, densely scattered throughout. A rather attractive clinopyroxene specimen, generously sized at about 11cm across, at just 55.00.

EPIDOTE with QUARTZ- Centennial #2 Mine, nr. Calumet, Michigan
Old material comprised of excellent, deep green, tiny epidote crystals richly scattered in large exposed seams in rock matrix, most with excellent micro quartz crystals and occasionally with minor white datolite. The Centennial #2 shaft (one of seven at the mine) produced these superb pieces some years ago, and now the dumps are gone. Moderately attractive hand specimens with good micro potential as well, sizes from 5cm to monster 12cm samples @ just 15.00, 30.00 and 55.00 each.

FERRIMOLYBDITE- Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia
Bright yellow, micro radiating tufts of ferrimolybdite richly scattered in seams and vugs of hard quartz matrix, possibly with other phases. Excellent locality material with an added bonus of good micro potential. Old material, specimen sizes from about 2.5cm to 7cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00, 45.00 and 65.00 each. EDS Confirmed. Nice!

HETEROSITE- White Elephant Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
This iron-manganese phosphate occurs as satin-like, purplish to magenta masses very richly scattered on matrix, occasionally with triphylite as well. These are colorful specimens often mislabeled as purpurite, sizes from 3cm to 7cm, quite reasonably priced, @ 10.00, 17.50, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

KUTNOHORITE- Kutna Hora, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Pearly masses of white to pale pinkish tan kutnohorite scattered in matrix, some associated with minor sulfides and possibly other admixed carbonates. Type locality material from an old Czech collection, matrix sizes from about 1.5cm to 3cm @ 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00 each.

LEPIDOLITE- Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California
From an old crate recently opened in our warehouse, a rich selection of pinkish-lavender colored lepidolite well scattered in matrix, here as tightly intergrown, small hexagonal platelets nicely covering a quartz/albite matrix. Better than the usual mine run material these frequently show some decent crystallization, specimen sizes ranging from about 3.5cm up to 8cm @ just 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

MALACHITE with CERRUSITE- Brown's Prospect, nr.Darwin, N.T. Australia
Colorful samples collected in the early 1970's have velvet green malachite overlaying matrix, all with white to frosted cerussite crystal aggregates scattered over the malachite, some mixed with micro yellow botryoidal mimetites. Stunning contrasts in texture and color make these reasonably attractive vintage pieces for this locality. Sizes range from about 3.5cm to 6cm across @ 30.00, 45.00. and 60.00 each, priced according to quality.

MUSCOVITE crystals! - Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina
Excellent micro crystals of elongated, columnar, hexagonal muscovite well scattered and comprising matrix, many showing modest transparency and superb form under the scope! From an old stash of Hamel Mining & Minerals stock, these are inexpensive TNs and excellent for the species, most with fine micro potential as well, ranging from about 2cm to 3cm across at just 5.00 each and 7.50 each!

PERHAMITE- Tom's (PO4) Quarry, Kapunda, S.A., Australia
White micro crystals of perhamite sparsely scattered on matrix with minor crandallite and possibly other phospahtes. Lean but representative for the species, matrix sizes average about 2.5cm to 3cm @ 30.00 and 40.00; a few to nearly 7cm across @ 75.00 each.

PHLOGOPITE- Maria Mine, nr. Milford, Beaver Co., Utah
From a modest selection of brilliant green, translucent to transparent phlogpite without matrix, these recently featured and pictured in the November, 2014 issue of Mineral News. The mica shows excellent color zoned bands of several shades of green and brown when thin sections are back-lit, and our analytical work (copy supplied) points to a slightly ferroan composition. Quite attractive for the species, collected over 25 years ago, tabular specimens from 4cm to 10cm across @ just 5.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each.

PYROLUSITE- Black Metals Mine, Lincoln Co., Nevada
From material collected over 20 years ago, these are rich specimens of elongated, needle-like radiating laths to 5mm densely intergrown in matrix, with good coverage, some as stouter, coarsely crystalline material. The latter habit is similar to what was once called "polianite", now relegated to varietal status typically suggesting pyrolusite psuedomorphs after manganite. From a closed locality, specimens range from about 3.5cm to 8cm across @ just 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and a couple at 30.00 each.

QUARTZ- Vizilla, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France
Neat quartz specimens from the eastern edge of the country in the French Alps, all singly terminated and in pleasing thumbnail groups in the 2-3cm size range, some with brownish siderite balls. Inexpensive specimens offered at just 7.50 each, with a few larger (but uglier) hand specimens to 6cm @ just 20.00 each. A steal for the locality!

SODALITE variety HACKMANITE- Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
This is interesting fluorescent primary material for a locality more known for its rare secondary minerals. We have the hackmanite variety of sodalite, pale blue to whitish grey in room light, but brightly fluorescent orange under LW, duller and more subdued red under SW. Non-fluorescent associates include aegirine and possibly other species. Old material collected in the 1970s during field trips by Julius Weber, sizes ranging from 3cm to 12cm across at just 7.50, 12.50, 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

STILBITE-Ca- Snake Hill, Secaucus, Hudson Co., New Jersey
Small beige colored stilbite-Ca crystals and sheaves richly scattered over dark, metasediment matrix, some occasionally with minor fluorapophyllite and possibly other species. These were collected in August, 1972 and have just recently come to light in our warehouse. The "hill" itself was quarried from the late 1800s forward, and has been largely removed for roadway rock and is no longer extant. Specimens range from 8cm to 14cm long, thin to thick with varying widths and all fully covered with small crystals on one surface at just 20.00, 25.00 and 30.00 ea.

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 the 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.

THORTVEITITE- Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway
From a small lot of single crystal sections from E.W. Heinrich's collection, we have individual prismatic samples without matrix, all individually boxed and with a copy of Heinrich's label. One of the few scandium-dominate minerals, crystal sizes range from about 3mm to 8mm long @ just 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each. List alternates!

TITANITE- Morafeno, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Recently uncovered: a small lot of rather large, opaque brown titanite crystals, similar to those seen from Nevada and elsewhere. The crystals are available as individuals or small groups of crystals, singles reaching 5cm on edge, most with minor white matrix and more typically in the 2.5cm size range, and these are rarely complete. All show good prism faces, some interesting twins and intergrowths, most with glassy, minutely pock-marked faces throughout. Interesting specimens, overall sizes from 2cm to 5cm as singles or groups @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 depending on quality and size.

TRASKITE- Esquire #1 Mine, Rush Creek, California
Minute reddish brown grains of traskite, sparsely scattered in sanbornite and quartz matrix, occasionally with other species such as macdonaldite, titantaramellite and others. Old Cureton stock, type locality material, specimens from about 2.5cm to nearly 6cm across @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

TREMOLITE variety HEXAGONITE- nr. Balmat, St. Lawrence Co., New York
Vitreous aggregates and crystal sections of colorful, lilac hexagonite variety of tremolite richly comprising matrix, these collected by G.F. Lincks many years ago. Specimen sizes from 2.5 to 5cm, most relatively flat, @ 7.50, 12.50 and 17.50 each, and all with an attractive, delicate hue. Larger samples up to 16 x 5cm @ 55.00, 65.00 and 75.00 each. Nice!

TRIPLITE- Lazne Kynzvart, Bohemia, Czech Republic
From an old lot obtained from a Czech geologist, we have several representative chunks of redish brown to pinkish brown, rich masses of triplite in matrix, possibly with other admixed phosphates. From a rarely offered locality formerly known as "Bad Konigswart", specimens from about 3.5cm to 5cm @ 20.00 and 30.00 each.

TUNELLITE- Jennifer Mine, Boron, Kern Co., California
Translucent tabular crystals of pearly tunellite, some with minor ulexite matrix from this famous locality. Very old material, specimen sizes range from 2cm individuals to 5cm matrix groups, priced at just 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

URANOPHANE- Grube Menzenschwandt, Schwarzwald, Germany
Small, glassy yellow needles of uranophane scattered in vugs in dark brownish rock matrix. XRD-confirmed material, some occasionally with other species, and most with modest micro potential. Specimens from about 2.5cm to nearly 5cm @ 10.00, 17.50, 25.00 and 40.00 each. depending on quality.

USHKOVITE- Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Excellent orange-brown micro groups of curved ushkovite crystals, some on pale brown botryoidal Mg-rich greifensteinite matrix, formerly thought to be roscherite! Far superior to any other locality, these small matrix specimens make superb micros, overall sizes from 0.9 to 2.5cm @ 15.00, 20.00 and 30.00 depending on coverage.

VALENTINITE- Oum el Bouagui, Constantine, Algeria
A rather superficially ugly sample comprised of hundreds of minute (<1mm), radiating matted needle-like crystals of grayish white valentinite richly covering matrix, intergrown with yellowish green nadorite. Very old sample, ex-Michigan Mining College material, specimen about 5cm across and moderately heavy @ 65.00.

WAVELLITE- Pansberg, Oberlausitz, Saxony, Germany
A marvelous locality for this ubiquitous mineral, here as tiny greenish yellow to white botryoids and radiating micro crystals on black hydrocarbonaceous matrix. Excellent contrast with moderate micro potential as well on these analytically confirmed specimens, sizes from 3cm to 5cm @ just 8.50, 12.50 and 17.50 each, depending on quality.

WEEKSITE- Autunite #8 Claim, Juab Co., Utah
Minute, pale yellow spherules and radiating aggregates of somewhat waxy weeksite scattered on opal/rhyolite matrix, some with micro potential as well. Type locality material, brilliantly fluorescent due to the opal and possibly other admixed uranium salts, sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 7.50, 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

YVONITE on BISMUTH- Salsigne Gold Mine, Aude, France
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as turquoise-blue masses scattered over brilliant, silvery metallic specular bismuth matrix. Formula: Cu(AsO3)(OH).2H2O; type locality material, only a few specimens on hand, sizes from roughly 1.5cm to 5x3cm @ 30.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

BOOKS

FRANKLIN & STERLING HILL- World's Greatest Mineral Deposit by Dr. Pete Dunn
The last of our stock, exclusively from the author: the revised HARDCOVER edition of Dr. Dunn's monumental work on the Franklin and Sterling Hill deposits. Over 750 pages in two volumes, handsomely bound in royal blue buckram, oversewn, with acid-free endpapers and gold-stamped on spine and cover, this set is a comprehensive treatment of the mineralogy and history of this prolific and complex deposit! Over 900 b/w illustrations and photographs fill this careful, descriptive, precise work that meticulously documents the diverse mineralogy of this famous NJ locality. Every serious collector and bibliophile should own this set, and we are the exclusive distributor for this limited printing. The two volume set is 195.00 plus 16.00 s/h (USA); overseas customers: shipping higher.

FOSSILS

PELECYOPOD- Manasoa, Atsinanana Region, Madagascar
These are reasonably large and attractive fossil clams, unopened and showing a lustrous tan, banded shell. These are members of the inoceramus species, approximately 90 million years old and from the Upper Cretaceous period, initially collected and described circa 2001. Quite heavy (what's inside??) and pleasingly lustros, sizes average about 7x5cm @ just 30.00 each. Neat!

GEMS

REFERENCE COLLECTION - Various Localities, Worldwide
From our fairly large and disorganized hoard of gemstones, we have assembled a standardized reference collection of typical faceted gems commonly seen in the jewelry trade. All stones are well-cut, eye-clean, and all are 7x5mm ovals or 7x5mm emerald cuts, each averaging about a carat. Our reference set contains nine (9) different gemstones, including tourmaline, peridot, rhodolite, amethyst, topaz (both white and blue), aquamarine, citrine, and chrome diopside. These are handsomely presented in a 4cm glass-topped Bates box @ just 69.00 per collection - less than $8 a gem! A great gift item! For those who wish buy in larger lots, we offer 45 stones (5 of each) in an unboxed lot at just 299.00 per bulk lot, a savings of nearly 50.00!

ODDITIES

BISMUTH (Manmade)- Laboratory Grown in Germany
Laboratory grown bismuth crystals have been around for more than 40 years, and we recently uncovered a small pile of them. The result of slow cooling of molten bismuth, these marvelous crystals form hopper shaped and stepped specimens, some looking like Mayan temples or extraterrestrial ships, all showing intriguing, iridescent metallic colors due to a thin oxide coating of the bismuth. Neat little specimens from 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 5.00, 7.50 and 10.00 each, a few "monsters" to 4cm @ 30.00 each. Very cool!


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CATALOG 21408 - Vol. XLI, No. 8

All specimens offered on a first-come first-served basis, FOB our warehouse.

ANORTHOCLASE- Mt. Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica
Strange, elongated crystals of anorthoclase without matrix, some showing modest twinning, here from a well-documented and sought-after locality for this feldspar-group mineral. These are from an old stash collected circa 1960, and only a few are available, sizes from about 2.5cm to 4cm tall @ 20.00, 30.00 and 40.00 each. depending on quality and size.

APJOHNITE- Brunita, La Union, Murcia, Spain
This uncommon member of the halotrichite group occurs here as minutely fibrous, tiny needle like crystals lightly scattered over buff to white colored clay-like matrix. Modest micro potential on these interesting specimens, average size about 3cm across at just 20.00 each.

AUGITE in SHONKINITE- Shonkin Sag, Chouteau Co., Montana
Perhaps the ugliest specimens one could own, augite occurs here as small black aggregates scattered in dark greyish shonkinite matrix, the locality being the petrologists' type locality for the rock type shonkinite. Material originally acquired circa 1974 and likely collected decades before. A few specimens on hand, sizes from about 3cm to 8cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

BARYTOCALCITE- Blagill Mine, Alston Moor, Cumbria, England
An uncommon mineral from the type locality for the species, barytocalcite occurs here as small bladed aggregates and masses scattered in matrix, potentiallyy with other species such as witherite, galena etc. The mineral fluoresces a please red color under both SW and (lesser) LW UV. Specmens from about 2cm to 6cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each. Old material!

BRACCOITE (IMA 2013-093)- Valletta Mine, Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as dark orange, microcrystallien aggregates well scattered on one surface of
Mn-rich ore matrix. Formula: NaMn2+5[Si5As5+O17(OH)](OH) - triclinic, IMA #2013-093, the As-analog of saneroite. Type locality material, analyses confirmed by EDS, PXRD, RAMAN and WDS methods, only a few thumbnail specmens on hand @ 85.00 each. List alternates!

CHALCOPYRITE, SPHALERITE etc.- Zenith Mine, nr. Schreiber, Ontario, Canada
Large masses of brassy, metallic chalcopyrite shot through dark, sphalerite matrix, some specimens with apparent pyrrhotite and likely other sulfides as well, all without discernable rock matrix. This Pays Plat Lake area locality was active from the late 1800s, with the original ore body exhausted in 1970. Rarely offered ore samples, sizes from about 5cm to10cm @ 15.00, 30.00 and 55.00 each. Heavy!!

CLAY CONCRETIONS- Fox Creek, Schoharie Co., New York
Weird, carbonate-rich clay concretions with a wide array of shapes, ranging from buttons to flying saucers, with other strange forms as well. Recently featured in Mineral News (Vol. 30, No. 9), we have a diverse selection of these oddities and can offer a collection of 7 specimens for the small lot price of just 25.00 per collection, specimens from 2cm to 5cm across in each lot, plus shipping.

CURETONITE- nr. Golconda, Humboldt Co., Nevada
Minute, pale green masses and aggregates of this rare, one-locality species very sparsely scattered on matrix, some intergrown with white barite. From the original find by Forrest Cureton, matrix sizes from 1.5cm to 6cm @ 25.00, 40.00, 65.00 and 85.00 each. The last of the stock!


DACHIARDITE-Ca with MORDENITE- nr. Cape Lookout, Tillamook Co., Oregon
Clear to white micro crystals of dachiardite-Ca scattered in vuggy basalt matrix, most associated with white, somewhat porcelanous mordenite balls, potentially with clinoptilolite-(Ca) as well. Good micro material from a well-documented find of more than 35 years ago, matrix sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 10.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

DEVILLINE- near Arivaca, Pima County, Arizona
Rather non-descript, pale blue masses of devilline scattered over a heavy rock matrix, most with pods of altered galena and possibly other minerals. Locality reference material, potentially worth breaking down to find other weird species. Old Cureton specimens from 2.5cm to 8cm @ 8.00, 15.00, 30.00 and 55.00 each.

DONPEACORITE- ZCA #4 Mine, Balmat, New York
This Mn member of the pyroxene group, one of the more uncommon orthopyroxenes, occurs as orange-red crystalline nearly pure aggregates, associated with dark brown braunite and possibly spots of fluorescent turneaurite. This St. Lawrence Co. locality is the first for donpeacorite, in sizes from 2cm to 7cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00, 60.00, and 75.00 each. Reasonably colorful material!

FAHLEITE- Tsumeb, Namibia
Tiny masses of pale green fahleite without matrix. This extremely rare species is missing from most reference collections and has been chemically analyzed and XRD-confirmed. Only a few 1mm fragments are available @ 75.00 each; one 2.5mm sample @ 125.00, and one larger 4mm specimen is 275.00. Please list alternates!

FLUORITE on QUARTZ etc.- Sweet Home Mine, nr. Alma, Colorado
During the initial Sweet Home rhodochrosite rage, we purchased a great deal of material from the mine, much of it sulfides and other under-appreciated specimens. We recently uncovered a few small fluorite specimens, each showing a small cube (to 5mm) of pale blue to purple color, invariably perched on elongated quartz needles overlaying sulfides. While not spectacular as far as fluorites go, these are moderately attractive association pieces from a famous locality. Overall sizes are in the 3cm to 4cm range at just 20.00 each. Nice!

HEMIMORPHITE- Downeyville Lead Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
Excellent, water-clear micro sprays and sheaves of radiating hemimorphite on limonitic matrix. Attractive material with good coverage and fine micro potential, these show excellent terminations, with matrix sizes ranging from about 2cm to nearly 4cm @ 7.50, 10.00 and 15.00, depending on quality and size.

MAGNETITE- Lyon Mountain, Clinton Co., New York
An old specimen comprised of crudely aggregated magnetite richly scattered in a pale pinkish carbonate matrix. The specimen is ex-Edwin J. Collins, (1875-1956), a Vice President of the famous Calument and Arizona Mining Company that was organized in 1901 and later merged with Phelps Dodge in 1931. From a relatively uncommon locality, the piece measures about 7x5cm is just 40.00 with prior label.

ORPIMENT in KURNAKOVITE- U.S. Borax Mine, Boron, Kern Co., California
Tiny, pale yellow micro aggregates of orpiment very sparsely scattered and frozen in transparent cleavages of kurnakovite. Some magnification will be needed on this very uncommon assemblage, and all specimens have arrows to help pinpoint this very strange association. Only a few specimens found in a large lot of material, overall sizes range from about 3cm to 6cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 for the largest.

ORTHOCLASE- Rostrenen, Brittany, France
Elongated and somewhat flattened twinned crystals of tan orthoclase without matrix. Quite large for this interesting and old locality, specimen sizes from 3cm to 5.5cm long and about half as wide @ 25.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each. Excellent and quite sharp, old BRGM material from Dr.Paul Sainfeld!

PABSTITE- Kal-Kar Quarry, Santa Cruz Co., California
Greyish white, sparsely disseminated pabstite occurring as either poorly crystalline contact material or as isolated grains scattered in rock. A rare but lean fluorescent (blue-white, SW) mineral from the classic locality, sizes from 1.5cm to 5cm @ 10.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

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.

PYRARGYRITE w/ GALENA etc.- Highland Bell Mine, B.C., Canada
From an old stock, we have several relatively large chunks of silver-lead ore, consisting primarily of massive galena in rock, typically with minor pyrite and a host of unattractive, massive silver minerals. Probe work shows pyrargyrite to be quite prolific but largely unimpressive in small scattered and disseminated masses, and the locality has produced much acanthite, sternbergite, freibergite and other silver-rich species as well. Only a few ore specimens on hand, sizes from 5cm @ 35.00, 10cm @ 75.00. Heavy!

PYROMORPHITE- Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
A small lot from old stock, these consist of very small, bright green drusy pyromorphite needles nicely scattered over matrix and in seams from this prolific area. Matrix sizes from 2.5 to 8cm @ just 15.00, 25.00, and 45.00 each, most with micro potential as well.

QUARTZ over CHRYSOCOLLA- Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona
While it is impossible to guess how and why this material has been priced up to $1000 a specimen by some, it is, indeed, attractive old material! These are transparent, drusy quartz crystals lining seams and cavities of massive, charming blue chrysocolla matrix, resulting in much sought-after specimen and lapidary material. We uncovered a small flat here in the warehouse, likely 1970s vintage, with pretty specimens ranging from about 2.5cm to nearly 5cm across @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

RHODONITE- Gambatesa Mine, Genova, Liguria, Italy
Pink, wedge-shaped micro crystals and druses of pleasing rhodonite are well scattered on these matrix specimens, obtained some 25 years ago and just recently uncovered. A few may show tiny, very pale pinkish balls of rhodochrosite. The locality has produced over 130 different species, and trimming these may disclose other species as well. Only a few on hand, sizes average about 5cm @ just 25.00 each.

SARKINITE on WILLEMITE- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Micro drusy brown sarkinite crystals very sparsely scattered on rich, brilliantly fluorescent red willemite ore matrix, some associated with minor green cuprian adamite and possibly other species. From the 1400' level find some years ago, some with good micro potential, matrix sizes from 3cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each

SHILOVITE (IMA 2014-016)- Pabellon de Pica, Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile
This NEW COPPER SPECIES occurs as pale blue masses lightly scattered in glassy, transparent halite, occasionally with other copper-rich phases. Formula: Cu(NH3)4(NO3)2 - orthorhombic, IMA #2014-016. This unique bat-guano locality has produced a number of new species because of its unusual environment! Fairly colorful and attractive stuff, author's material, only a few TNs available @ 195.00 each. Nice!

SILICOCARNOTITE (IMA 2013-139)- Hatrurim Basin, Negev Desert, Israel
This NEW SILICO-PHOSPHATE SPECIES occurs as minute inclusions within a complex gehlenite-wollastonite matrix, occasionally with other accessory minerals. The precise locality is at Har-Parsa Mountain between Arad and the Dead Sea in the Negev Desert. Formula: Ca5[(PO4)(SiO40](PO4) - orthorhombic, IMA #2013-139. Related structurally to the carnotite group, but it lacks UO2 and VO4 found in other members of the group. Each 1+cm sample is provided in as a polished section and is accompanied by one color image plus two b/w SEM images pinpointing the species, along with full anlaytical microprobe data. Author's material, only a few available @ 225.00.

WERNERKRAUSEITE (IMA 2014-008)- Casper Quarry,Ettringen, Mayen,Eifel German
This NEW SPECIES occurs as microscopic inclusions in a etttringite-taumasite matrix, typically with other minor constituents, in a complex intergrown assemblage. The locality is at the Bellerberg Volcano and lies within the prolific Eifel complex in the Rheinland-Palatinate. Formula: Ca(Fe3+, Mn3+)Mn4+O6 - orthorhombic, IMA #2014-008. Each 5mm sample is in a 1.5cm probe mount and is accompanied by its analytical probe data and at least one pinpointing SEM image. Author's material, elegantly documented, only a couple available @ 295.00 each.

WHELANITE- Old Hickory Mine, Beaver Co., Utah
From the type locality for this approved and now (finally) officially published species, we have a small selection of specimens from the original find, here occurring as pale blue powdery druses and sprays scattered on matrix. Sizes range from 1.5cm to nearly 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

WOLLASTONITE- Gold Hill, Tooele Co., Utah
Everyone has wollastonite; few have it from Gold Hill! Largely ignored by collectors and dealers because of the many colorful secondary minerals found at this prolific locality, the wollastonite specimens from here are surprisingly rich, displaying nearly pure, white divergent crystalline aggregates throughout! Sizes are generous at 4cm to 10cm across at just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. Be the first on your block to own one of the few rock-forming minerals from this 100+species locality!

XENOTIME-(Y)- Beryl Hill, nr. Yinnietharra Sta., Australia
A departure from the usual for this mineral, we have a single specimen of blocky rusty brown, crude xenotime crystals without matrix. Not attractive, but the individual crystals are from 1.2cm up to 1.8 cm in length. Old stuff, only a few on hand @ 30.00 and 45.00 each.

BOOKS

URANIUM MINERALS OF THE- CZECH REPUBLIC & THEIR LOCALITIES by Petr Paulis et al
This is a two-volume softcover set written in Czech by Petr Paulis, Stanislav Kopecky and Pavel Cerny that describes the uranium minerals of the Czech Republic as well as the localities in which they are found. There is extensive detail with individual mine diagrams of underground workings and ore body maps, as well as and black/white images of mining buildings, headframes, mill sites and specimens. The two volumes total just over 250 pages and are fully indexed with an extensive bibliography. Color softcover wraps, 21x14cm format, only a few sets avialble @ 59.00 per set, FOB our warehouse. Note: Czech language only!

FRANKLIN & STERLING HILL- -World's Greatest Mineral Deposit by Dr. Pete Dunn
The last of our stock, exclusively from the author: the revised HARDCOVER edition of Dr. Dunn's monumental work on the Franklin and Sterling Hill deposits. Over 750 pages in two volumes, handsomely bound in royal blue buckram, oversewn, with acid-free endpapers and gold-stamped on spine and cover, this set is a comprehensive treatment of the mineralogy and history of this prolific and complex deposit! Over 900 b/w illustrations and photographs fill this careful, descriptive, precise work that meticulously documents the diverse mineralogy of this famous NJ locality. Every serious collector and bibliophile should own this set, and we are the exclusive distributor for this limited printing. The two volume set is 195.00 plus 16.00 s/h (USA); overseas customers: please inquire for shipping costs.

COLLECTIONS

STILBITE - Various Localities Worldwide
We have large amounts of stilbite specimens from a wide range of localities. Most occur as pale greyish to pinkish to white radiating sprays and crystal groups on matrix, varying from 1cm to 3+cm tall, some pure, some with laumontite, calcite, apophyllite etc.. Specimen sizes will range from about 3cm to 7cm across, and we can assemble a variety of localities and/or associations in collections of 5 specimens @ 75.00 or 10 @ 125.00, and up! Many will have old collection labels as well, so enjoy these historic zeolites!

GEMSTONES

TOURMALINE- Minas Gerais, Brazil
A wonderful selection of deep green, fully transparent faceted tourmaline, these primarily in free-form elongated baguette shapes, varying in size from about 8x2mm to 12x4mm, weighing from about 0.5 carats to 1.3 carats each. We have assembled a few choice lots of 8 stones, averaging a little over 6 carats in total weight, at just 55.00 per lot - less than 10.00 per carat! A great bargain for Brazilian faceted tourmalines!

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CATALOG 21407 - Vol. XLI, No. 7

All specimens offered on a first-come first-served basis, FOB our warehouse.

APATITE var: COLLOPHANE- Achan Quarry, Plant City, Polk Co., Florida
Old material collected by famous geologist E.W. Heinrich and accompanied by a copy of his label. The material is tan to white, massive nodules, with Heinrich calling it "nodular phosphorite", an apatite variety generally found as impure, somewhat fibrous masses. His label notes from the Bone Valley formation within the Achan Quarry, and teh "collophane" variety is usually ascribed to carbonate-rich fluorapatite/hytdroxylapatite. Ugly stuff and neat reference material, specimens range from about 2cm to 4.5cm @ just 5.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each.

ARADITE (IMA# 2013-047)- nr. Arad, Negev Desert, Israel
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, white to colorless grains scattered in a brownish matrix of massive rankinite-schorlomite, with melilite, perovskite and minor wollastonite plus other species present. Formula for this unique silicate-vanadate-phosphate is generalized as BaCa6[(SiO4)(PO4)](VO4)2F, trigonal, IMA 2013-047. From the type locality in the Gurim Anticline, accompanied by a color image just three SEM images and full analytical chemistry. Author's material, a co-type specimen measuring 10x9mm in a 1.8cm polished probe mount, only one on hand @ 300.00. The sample is pictured in MinDat; list alternates!

BAKERITE- Corkscrew Canyon, Death Valley, California
Pure white porcelaneous masses of bakerite, one of the primary boron minerals from this region known for its borates and high day-time temperatures. Bakerite is a complex borate-silicate of the gadolinite group, and is offered as solid, chalky white chunks from 3cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 20.00, 30.00, and 45.00.

BANNISTERITE- Franklin Mine, Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Last offered about 20 years ago, we recently uncovered a small lot of bannisterite specimens, available as several tiny flakes of brown micaceous platelets contained in a capsule. These are from the type locality, of course, and we have just a few lots available @ 25.00 each. Ex-Cureton, XRD-confirmed. A few rich, larger samples to nearly 2cm from Broken Hill on hand @ 55.00 each.

BAYLDONITE- Tsumeb, Namibia
Small drusy crystals of micro green bayldonite lighthly scattered on matrix, these are XRD-confirmed specimens that were trimmed many years ago. Only a few small samples on hand, sizes from about 4mm to 9mm @ just 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each. Also on hand, ex-Cilen Collection, a TN sized sample with sparsely scattered micro druses on matrix, about 2.5cm @ 75.00. Also, an exceptionally large, very old specimen, ex-Wards Natural Science, comprised of micro reticulated bayldonite densely aggregated, comprising matrix, with thin seams of crystallized malachite and possibly other species on heavy Tsumeb ore matrix, size about 10x6x5cm @ 450.00.

BERTHIERITE- Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
From an old classic locality, we have a few representative specimens of this uncommon mineral, here as greyish metallic masses scattered in rock matrix. Not as attractive as Romanian material, but considerably less expensive, specimens ranging in size from 3.5cm to 6cm @ only 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. Old stuff!

CALCITE- Banat (ex-Hungary), Caras-Severin, Romania
From our 1974 show inventory, a neat specimen comprised of numerous translucent rhombohedral calcite crystals to 1.2cm scattered on matrix. Banat has a diverse geographical past, ruled by Austria, Hungary, the Ottomans, Serbs etc. and now largely part of Romania. The piece is numbered and has our original Dover, NJ label and a small handwritten paper label. A classic locality and moderately old and unusual specimen, size about 7x6cm @ just 45.00.

CHUBAROVITE (IMA #2014-018)- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
This NEW SPECIES, one of many recently approved, occurs at the Arsenatnaya fumerole on the Second Scoria Cone of the Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption. It forms minute, water-clear lamellar crystals and aggregates, often with white, acicular fluoborite hairs. Formula: KZn2(BO3)Cl2 - trigonal, IMA #2014-018. Named for Russian mineralogist and physicist Valeriy Mikhailovich Chubarov (b. 1948), a specialist in microprobe analysis. We have a few small (~1cm) matrix specimens with arrows and modest micro potential @ 175.00 each. List alternates!

CLINOPTILOLITE-Ca- Succor Creek, Malheur Co., Oregon
Small transparent crystals of this interesting species to 1.5mm very richly scattered in opened, geode-like thunderegg balls, occasionally with minor white mordenite. Old material collected in the 1960's with good micro potential, these are sodium dominant in the interior od the crystals, and calcium dominant at their exteriors. Rich specimens, sizes from about 2cm to 5cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each.

CLINOTYROLITE- Lovelock Mi, Bolivia, Churchill Co. Nevada
This uncommon mineral occurs here as micro pale blue to blue-green acicular crystals and sprays perched on matrix. Old material, XRD-confirmed, from one of several localities we have in stock. These are the best of the bunch and will all yield excellent micromounts from colorful TNs and miniatures as well. Associations can include tiny azurites, brochantite and many other potential secondary minerals. Only a few samples on hand, sizes range from about 2cm up to rich 6cm specimens @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each, these at less than half the price of 20 years ago!

DRAVITE- Guadalupana Mine, Cerro de Chevito, Mexico
From a crate packed in the 1980s, a fine selection of analytically confirmed dravite specimens, typically as black
sheaves and striated crystals fully covering matrix. Often mis-identified as schorl because of its color, our EDS work (copy supplied with each sample) shows this Sonoran material to be consistently Mg-dominant, and hence, dravite, not schorl. Attractive, lustrous specimens from about 4cm to 12cm across @ 30.00, 55.00, 85.00 and 150.00 each; one monster 18cm specimen @ 300.00. List alternates, please!

EPSOMITE- Calatayud, Zaragoza, Spain
Massive aggregates of powdery white epsomite, here as relatively pure masses carefully filling a 4+cm stoppered glass vial. Obtained more than 20 years ago, the material is likely from the Arcilla Cave, interesting stuff and rarely offered from an excellent locality at just 15.00 per vial.

FLEISCHERITE- Tsumeb, Namibia
Minute glassy pinkish needle-like splintery crystals without matrix. A rare species from this prolific, type locality, a few tiny, pinkish-white, glassy fibrous crystals in a capsule @ just 25.00.

HEMATITE- Izenhood Ranch area, Lander Co., Nevada
Interesting thumbnails of steely-black botryoids with little or no matrix, all comprised of densely intergrown, platy micro crystals of splendant hematite. Unusual locality material with both TN and micro display potential, only a few available @ just 8.50 each.

HEMIMORPHITE- 79 Mine, nr. Hayden, Gila Co., Arizona
From a small lot recently uncovered in our warehouse: excellent, pale blue to bluish-grey botryoids of globular hemimorphite richly scattered on gossan matrix. These were collected on the third level of this famous mine in January, 1973, and they represent some of the finest of their type from this prolific Arizona locality. Moderately attractive specimens, impossible to obtain today, sizes from TNs to nearly 7cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each, depending on quality and size from a 40 year old stash!

LAZULITE- 6mi NW of Jacksonville, Jackson Co. Oregon
Old material collected in the 1950s at the headwaters of Galls Creek and Jackson Creek, about 6 miles NW of Jacksonville, our location is significantly more precise than previously listed elsewhere! The specimens show rich pods of deep blue lazulite masses well scattered in granular quartz matrix, along with bladed muscovite and trace sulfides. Specimens range in size from flattened 3.5cm specimens to hefty 7cm chunky samples @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00, with a couple of the largest & richest @ 45.00 each.

MENEGHINITE- Kalkar Quarry, Santa Cruz Co., California
Large areas of grey metallic meneghinite, often showing cleavage faces, running through a coarse limestone matrix in these hefty specimens from the classic U.S. locality. Considerably richer than those from Washington and elsewhere, sizes from about 3cm to 6cm @ 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.


MESOLITE- Drain, Douglas Co., Oregon
Minute, thin colorless mesolite needles richly scattered in vugs, often with coarsely bladed thomsonite crystals and underlaying the mesolite in fine grained volcanic rock. Good micro material from an old locality, these collected in the late 1960's, specimens from 2cm to nearly 5cm across @ 8.50, 15.00 and 30.00 each. Nice!

METANOVACEKITE in GYPSUM- Mina las Animas, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
From a lot of material unseen for more than 50 years, we have a few flats of this recently EDS-confirmed autunite group mineral, here as minute tabular crystal plates and masses scattered in white to greyish frothy gypsum specimens and imparting a wonderful, bright green (both SW & LW, better SW) fluorescence to the specimens. Based on opacity of the few exposed crystals, we assume these are water-depleted novacekite, hence, the metanovacekite designation. Moderately attractive samples from the "Wet Camp" area of the mine, collected in 1961-1963, sizes about 3cm up to 10cm across @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 65.00 each, with analysis!

MEYERHOFFERITE pseudo INYOITE- Corkscrew Canyon, Death Valley, California
Chalky white, somewhat silky aggregates of meyerhofferite richly scattered over glassy primary meyerhofferite crystals or more commonly as pseudomorphs after inyoite crystals comprising matrix. Old, classic material, sizes from 1cm to 5cm across @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each. Quite good for the species!

MICROCLINE var: AMAZONITE- Morefiled Mine, Amelia, Virginia
From an old hoard of material collected in the 1960s by Ted Morley, we have a number of pale blue microcline specimens in chunky cleavages and crudely crystallized aggregates comprising matrix from this famous eastern U.S. locality. We consider this primarily as reference material, inexpensive specimens from 2.5cm to 6cm are on hand @ just 4.00, 8.50 and 15.00 each. Old stuff!

MIMETITE- 4th level, 79 Mine, nr. Hayden, Arizona
A nice selection of bright yellowish orange to pumpkin orange botryoidal skins of mimetite richly covering matrix, some with small tabular crystals of orange wulfenite as well. Old material collected over forty years ago, these are moderately attractive specimens, sizes ranging from 2cm to nearly 6cm across @ 10.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 depending on overall quality.

MONAZITE-(Ce) w/ MAGNETITE etc- Travancore, India
From a small bottle of monazite concentrates ex-E.W. Heinrich, we have several 4cm stopped glass vials filled with approximately 10g of these interesting concentrates. Under the scope, many highly magnetic, black octahedra of magnetite are evident, as well as a few (analyzed) Fe-oxide rectangular crystals (likely pseudomorphous), as well as minor quartz etc., all with pale pinkish-tan, rounded micro grains of monazite-(Ce). Our analysis of the monazite (copy supplied) shows Ce>La>Nd>Th phosphate, nearly identical to textbook Ce-end member. From an old and prolific alluvial deposit region in India, just 12.50 per 4cm glass vial.

PHARMAZINCITE (IMA 2014-015)- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
This NEW ARSENATE SPECIES was discovered at the Arsenatnaya fumerole of the Second Scoria Cone at Tolbachik, here as tiny but rich aggregates of colorless to white crystals individually mounted on 1cm disks. Formula: KZnAsO4 - hexagonal - IMA # 2014-015. The mineral is named for its chemical constituents (Greek: poison+zinc). Only a few available @ 125.00 each.

PIEMONTITE- Heddal, Telemark, Norway
Finely disseminated masses of rich pink piemontite well scattered in quartz matrix. Ex-Claus Hedegaard material from a rarely offered locality, specimen sizes from about 3cm up to large 10cm pieces @ just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

PLANERITE- Mauldin Mt., Montgomery Co., Arkansas
A rarer member of the turquiose group, planerite occurs as green botyroids nearly completely covering one side of a cherty matrix. Passably attractive as cabinet specimens and potential micro material as well. In sizes from 3.5cm to 8cm @ 30.00, 55.00, and 75.00 each.

POSNJAKITE- Ives Mine, nr. Eastman, Quebec, Canada
Pale blue masses of posnjakite nicely scattered over rock matrix, here from an excellent older locality. Moderately rich coverage for this uncommon mineral, specimens from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

QUARTZ etc.- Panasqueira, Castelo Branco, Portugal
From an old lot recently uncovered, we have a small selection of singly terminated quartz crystals without matrix from this famous locality. Many have small druses of white, rhombic calcites and occasional trace sulfides as weel, interesting for the locality and collected many years ago. The crystals range from about 3cm to 6cm tall, priced according to size and quality at 10.00, 20.00, 40.00 and 50.00 each.

ROSICKYITE- Pacific Coast, Ventura Co., California
Sharp, yellow transparent micro crystals of rosickyite richly scattered over the surface of a brown shale matrix. Old stuff and good micro material as well, these from a drill core extracted off the coast of Ventura County in the Pacific Ocean. Sizes from 1.5 to nearly 3cm @ 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each. One larger 4x2.5cm specimen @ 40.00.

SINCOSITE- S. Rasmussen Ridge Mine, Caribou Co. Idaho
Small tabular micro crystals of dark green sincosite well-scattered in exposed seams in dark, V-rich mudstone matrix. An uncommon locality for the species, better known from South Dakota (which we also have in stock), but these appearing considerably darker than the Ross-Hannibal material. Only a few TN specimens on hand, all with excellent micro potential, @ just 30.00 each.

STANNITE- Redruth, Cornwall, England
Old specimens from the Michigan Mining College collection, most likely circa 1900. These are rich, massive specimens of grey, metallic stannite from the classic locality for the species, most admixed with arsenopyrite and other sulfide minerals but richly comprising a solid, metallic matrix. Our confirming EDS analysis is included with each specimen, only a few on hand, sizes ranging from about 2.5cm to nearly 6cm across @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 85.00 each.

STILBITE-Ca with ALBITE- Summit, Union Co., New Jersey
An older specimen comprised of many hundreds of white to pale orange-brown, iron-stained sheaves of radiating stilbite richly covering matrix, associated with small crystalline aggregates of similarly colored albite. Ex-Wallings Collection, hefty size, rather flat specimen about 22x10cm (!!) at just 95.00. One only!

TALC- Huntley Mine, Lodi District, Nye Co. Nevada
Slick, pearly white, greasy masses of richly scattered talc largely comprising these interesting locality specimens. Smaller samples are relatively pure, while the larger ones often have minor altered feldspar matrix associated. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 7cm across @ 8.50, 15.00 and 30.00 each. Slippery stuff & obscure locality!

TALNAKHITE- Oktyabr Mi,Talnakh, Norilsk,Siberia, Russia
Ore samples of this rare mineral, here as intergrowths in pentlandite/ chalcopyrite matrix obtained from a Russian museum. Specimens range from about 1cm to nearly 3cm across, offered at just 75.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each, the latter in polished ore sections. List alternates!

TELLURIUM- Golden Cycle Mine, Teller Co., Colorado
Excellent, single bladed crystals and lightly intergrown groups of tellurium without matrix, each carefully packaged in a clear-topped, cotton-filled plastic box to best display habit and bright metallic luster. From this Cripple Creek District locality about 20 miles from Colorado Springs, these average about 5mm long @ just 15.00 each. Old stuff!

VESZELYITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
Choice, deep greenish blue crystalline aggregates and tabular micro crystals of this uncommon species nicely perched on quartz-rich matrix, occasionally with chrysocolla other secondary minerals. Attractive micros for the species and easily visible without magnification, these are hand-selected from a large, old hoard, overall sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00, 55.00 and 75.00 each, depending on size, coverage and quality.

VOLBORTHITE- Gold Quarry Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada
Bright yellow-green balls and tiny aggregates of micro volborthite scattered over matrix and in seams, occasionally with other secondary copper minerals, most typically with azurite. Small but colorfully attractive specimens under the scope, matrix sizes from 1.5cm to 3cm @ 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

WICKENBURGITE- Potter-Kramer Claim, Wickenburg, Arizona From this Maricopa Co. haven for rare lead minerals, wickenburgite occurs as pink to orange fluorescent whitish masses in rock, with a few small microcrystals possibly present. Mimetite and phoenicochroite may also be associated as well, and this is relatively rich, old material. Sizes from about 2.5cm to nearly 6cm @ only 10.00, 20.00, and 35.00 each.


ZINCOMENITE (IMA 2014-014)- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
This NEW SELENIUM SPECIES was found in the Northern fumerole field of the First Scoria Cone at Tolbachik, here as minute, colorless, tabular to prismatic crystals and aggregates on matrix. Formula: ZnSeO3 - orthorhombic - IMA #2014-014. The species is named (Greek) for its chemical composition. Only a few 0.7cm matrix specimens on hand @ 145.00 each. List alternates!

ZIRCON- Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, Sussex Co. New Jersey
A miniature from old A.E. Seaman Museum stock (donated specimen RTC No. 163), comprised of many tiny zircons scattered in a quartz/microcline matrix. Two areas show larger, partially exposed (4mm) brown tetragonal dipyramids protruding from the matrix. Fluorescence is dull, somewhat yellowish orange, and not spectacular. The piece measures about 6x4cm @ 60.00. One only!

BOOKS

MICROMOUNTING- by Quintin Wight
This classy hardcover work, fully titled as "The Complete Book of Micromounting", has over 280 pages of detailed information dealing with the many diverse factors of mineral collecting at the microscopic level. Chapters cover the history of micromineral studies, trading and field collecting methods, specimen preparation, identification, various mounting techniques, microscopes, photography, a wide range of useful tools and more! Included are 165 color photographs (alphabetically arranged) of superb micro specimens as well. If you have contemplated micromounting, this is the bible to follow! Large format (28x21cm), hardbound with dustcover, new shrink-wrapped copies at just 39.00 each plus shipping. The book is now out of print, and this is the last of our stock!

GEMS

COLORED DIAMOND COLLECTION- Princess Cut Squares
We have a few small lots of faceted diamonds, all princess cut squares offered as a collection of four different colored stones, including white, yellow, green and blue! These are good commercial grade diamonds averaging about 1-1.5mm each and handsomely presented in glass-topped, 4cm white display boxes @ just 75.00 per set. Limit two sets per customer, please! If you have ever wanted a reference set of faceted diamond colors, this is it! As in most commercial goods these days, we suspect the fancy colors are treated natural diamonds!

CATALOG 21406 - Vol. XLI, No. 6

All specimens offered on a first-come first-served basis, FOB our warehouse.

AURICHALCITE- 79 Mine, nr. Hayden, Gila Co., Arizona
Just uncovered in the warehouse: a small flat of excellent, needle-like pale blue aurichalcite from the 79 Mine, collected in 1968, wrapped, and unseen by human eyes ever since! Perhaps the finest U.S. occurrence of the mineral ever found, we have a small selection of TN sized specimens, some with hemimorphite or other minerals, all with good micro potential as well, at just 10.00 per specimen. Colorful and attractive!

AZURITE- Mechernich, "Rhenish Prussia" Germany
A very old specimen, ex-A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum and accompanied by their cardboard label, indicating the specimen was provided by L.L. Hubbard (b. 1849) who studied at Harvard, Bonn and Heidelberg. The piece shows numerous balls of pisolitic azurite protruding from a hard, sandy matrix. The azurite balls appear to run throughout the entire piece and are not a superficial coating but rather a dense "bunch of grapes" that average about 5mm across and are individually comprised of hundreds(?) of tiny azurite crystals. The "Rhenish Prussia" on the label suggests the piece was possibly early 19th century or later, as the locality is an ancient mining area now part of North Rhein-Westphalia. A rarely-encountered specimen with excellent pedigree, overall size about 5x5cm @ 175.00.

CALCINAKSITE (IMA #2013-081)- Bellerberg, Eifel District, Germany
This NEW SPECIES occurs as vitreous, greyish white, densely intergrown and flattened sheaves scattered on matrix. Formula: KNaCa(Si4O10)*H2O, triclinic, IMA #2013-081, a new member of the lithiionite group. Boxed specimens average about 1.5cm across, type locality and author's material, @ 125.00 each. Only a few on hand!

CALLAGHANITE- Basic Refactories Mine, Gabbs, Nye Co., Nevada
Extraordinary material from a find of brilliant, deep blue druses and micro crystals of callaghanite richly scattered on matrix, occasionally associated with other species. Excellent for the species, colorful and hence quite attractive for a rarity, some with fine micro potential as well! The best ever! Sizes from 2cm to 10cm @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, 55.00, 80.00 and a few at 100.00 each, depending on size and coverage!

CALOMEL- Redwood City, San Mateo Co., California
This uncommon mercury chloride occurs here as patches of transparent to slightly yellowish druses well scattered on rock matrix, potentially associated with other mercury-rich phases. The calomel shows good fluorescence (bright orange-red under SW UV) as well, and these specimens are quite old, recently rediscovered in an old cigar box from the Godshaw collection. Specimens range in size from about 2.5cm to 4cm @ 30.00, 45.00 and 65.00. List alternates!

CANCRINITE- Cancrinite Hill, Dungannon, Ontario, Canada
Cancrinite occurs here as rich yellowish masses scattered in calcitic matrix, typically assocaited with dark blue sodalite and possibly other phases. A moderately attractive combination from a prolific locality, specimens from about 2cm to 8cm across @ 8.00, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each, depending on overall size and coverage.

CARLETONITE- Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Pure, pale blue crystalline chunks of carltonite crystals without matrix, some with a pale lavender rim surrounding the crystal core. Old, rich stock, average sizes from 0.6cm to 1.2cm across @ only 7.50, 10.00 and 15.00 each. A few rather ugly matrix specimens to 5cm at 35.00 each.


CHALCOPHANITE- Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Rich specimens of black, metallic-appearing chalcophanite botryoids nearly completely covering one or both sides of limonite matrix. Associations include calcite in a variety of habits, and possibly other minerals as well. Modest micro potential on these, in samples from 4cm to 8cm @ 20.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each.

CHALCOPYRITE- Anxbach Mine, nr. Lorscheid, Germany
A very old specimen, ex-L.L. Hubbard (b.1849), comprised of numerous small chalcopyrite crystals lightly scattered on rock matrix. The locality is an ancient one in Rheinland-Pfalz, finally abandoned in the 1950s, and the specimen shows crystallization on both the top and bottom surfaces. The piece is accompanied by an old A.E. Seaman Museum cardboard label, overall specimen size is a hefty 11x8cm @ just 65.00.

ELPIDITE- Khan-Bogdinskii Massif, Gobi, Mongolia
Rich masses of vitreous orange brown elpidite are scattered through a pegmatite-like matrix. The elpidite is mostly found as irregular crystalline masses, with an occasional crystal face present. Nice representative specimens from the distant Gobi Desert, in sizes from 2cm to 5cm, reasonably priced at just 15.00, 25.00, and 35.00 each.

EMMERICHITE (IMA #2013-064)- Rother Kopf, Roth, Eifel, Germany
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, tabular brown crystals perched on matrix. Formula: Ba2Na(Na,Fe2+)2(Fe3+,Mg)Ti2(Si2O7)2O2F2 - monoclinic, IMA #2013-064. This is a new member of the lamprophyllite group, type locality and author's material, sizes average about 1.5cm @ just 75.00 each, most with modest micro potential as well.

ENSTATITE- Stillwater Mine, Nye, Montana
This famous PGM locality is well known for its rare minerals that occur in the ubiquitious enstatite, here as greyish-green crystalline aggregates richly comprising matrix. Excellent locality material despite its ugly look, specimen sizes range from about 1.5cm to nearly 6cm across @ 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

EPIDOTE- Rosario Mabel Mine, Castrovirreyma, Peru
Excellent, deep green to nearly black elongated spears of terminated epidote crystals in tightly packed groups without matrix. These are quite lustrous and relatively damage free from this interesting find, with the groups extending from about 2.5cm to 4.5cm long @ 15.00, 30.00, 40.00 and 50.00 each. A few high-end specimens available; inquire!

EUXENITE-(Y)- Tunnelen, Hilltveit, Iveland, Norway
Black to brown resinous masses of this complex uranium-bearing yttrium niobate occur scattered through a reddish feldspar matrix. Quite rich and representative for the species, these are competitively priced in sizes from 2.5cm to 4.5cm at just 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Old material, ex-Hedegaard Collection.

FERRIMOLYBDITE w/ MOLYBDENITE- nr. Winfield, Chafee Co., Colorado
Old Cureton stock comprised of yellow masses of ferrimolybdite scattered on quartz matrix, associated with greyish metallic molybdenite as well. The precise locality is noted as the "North Fork of Clear Creek, 1 mile W of Winfield". An unusual Colorado occurrence, specimens from about 1cm to 6cm across @ just 5.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

FERROINDIALITE (IMA #2013-016)- Bellerberg, Eifel, Germany
Another NEW SPECIES from this prolific area, ferroindialite occurs as tiny grey to greyish-violet crude hexagonal crystals and sections intergrown in matrix. Formula: (Fe2+,Mg)2Al4Si5O18 - hexagonal - IMA #2013-016. The mineral is a new member of the beryl group and a chemical dimorph of sekaninaite. Type locality and author's material, small specimens about 1.2cm across @ 125.00 each.

FIEDLERITE- Harakas Cove, Lavrion, Attiki Pref., Greece
Minute, thin tabular micro crystals of transparent fielderite sparsely scattered in vuggy ancient slag, sometimes associated with boleite, pseudoboleite or other species. Most can be trimmed for additional micro potential, but only a few samples on hand, overall sizes ranging from about 2.5cm to 3.5cm @ 35.00 and 55.00 each. List alternates.

FLUORAPATITE- Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
The classic, well studied apatites often used in analytical standards: excellent yellow-green elongated and transparent fluorapatite crystals and prisms, many singly terminated and quite clean, ranging in size from about 7mm to nearly 2cm tall, priced according to completeness, clarity and size @ 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each. Very fine, research-grade material and larger matrix specimens occasionally on hand - inquire!

GOBBINSITE- Poudrette Quarry, Mont St Hilaire, Canada
Transparent micro crystals appearing as tiny chevron-like aggregates sparsely scattered in matrix, occasionally with tabular gmelinite-Na, pyrite or other species. These were collected in the late 1990s and will yield modest micromounts, overall matrix sizes average about 2cm @ 25.00 each. Only a few available!

GYPSUM etc.- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
From our analytical study published in the June, 2012 issue of Mineral News, these are from the first reported occurrence of the mineral at the prolific Black Pine Mine! Gypsum occurs as colorless to greyish micro spears and aggregates sparsely scattered over yellowish beudantite that coats well-terminated quartz crystal groups. Specimens are primarily TNs to 3.5cm @ just 10.00 and 15.00 each.

HYDROTALCITE-2H in LIZARDITE- Snarum, Modum, Buskerud, Norway
Pearly, white foliated masses of waxy hydrotalcite-2H richly scattered in pale yellow-green lizardite matrix, occasionally associated with crude black "martite" aggregates as well. Excellent locality material, old Cureton stock, specimens from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

KURNAKOVITE- US Borax Mine, Boron, Kern Co., California
Remarkably clear specimens of glassy kurnakovite, these collected in the late 1950s! The specimens show weird, wispy inclusions of an unidentified muddy, clay-like grey mineral (possibly saponite or other member of the montmorillonite group), and other inclusions of globular ulexite and needle-like inderite have been reported in the literature. Perfect {010} cleavage yields excellent, somewhat flattened, glassy specimens, ranging in size from about 2.5cm to nearly 7cm across at just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each for the largest and cleanest one. Old stuff from more than a half-century ago, and in an usually unaltered state!

LAACHITE (IMA #2012-100)- Dellen Quarry, Mendig, Eifel Dist., Germany
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as tiny, thin elongated needle-like sprays of brownish colored rods sparsely scattered on white crystalline matrix, occasionally with small dark amphibole pods. Formula: (Ca,Mn)2Zr2Nb2TiFeO14 - monoclinic, IMA # 2012-100. The mineral is the Nb-domiant analog of zirconolite-3O. Type locality, author's material, specimens are just under 1cm with modest micro potential @ 145.00 ea.

MILLERITE w/ GROSSULAR- Orford Nickel Mine, Quebec, Canada
Brassy to somewhat silvery micro rod-like crystals of millerite perched in vugs within pale green chromian grossular matrix. Each simple will yield at least one good micromount with a pleasing and colorful association under the 'scope. Overall matrix sizes average about 1.5cm @ just 15.00 each. Nice!

NITROCALCITE- Catalonia, Spain
This uncommon mineral occurs here as small, white grains admixed with brownish black granular soil matrix. Ex-Cureton material, generously packed in a 2.5cm tall stoppered glass vial @ just 30.00 per vial!

PYRARGYRITE w/ QUARTZ- Vienna Mine, Pole Creek, Blaine Co., Idaho
Minute, silvery to deep red metallic masses and crystalline aggregates of pyraryrite scatteed in/on quartz matrix. Old micro material acquired in the distant past, and research on this obscure locality has failed to produce additional information. Only a few small specimens available, averaging 1.5cm @ 25.00 each.

PYRITE-MARCASITE BALL- Stubbenkammer, Island of Rugen, Germany
An old Scott Williams specimen comprised of a solid nodule of pyrite-marcasite, about the size of a clementine, here without matrix. The ball is exceptionally heavy and dense, and shows no sign of typical marcasite deterioration. The old WIlliams label is attached to a small handwritten German label as well, vintage unknown but clearly quite old. The island is Germany's largest, just lying NNE of the coast, now part of the Mecklenburg-West Pomerania region. A neat specimen, size about 5cm in diameter and perfectly round @ just 55.00.

QUARTZ var: CHALCEDONY- unspecified locality in Florida
Perhaps one of the strangest chalcedony specimens we have ever encountered, this is an ex-A.E. Seaman Museum specimen from the J.V.W. Rawlings (b. 1826) collection. It is comprised of about a dozen greyish mammillary teats projecting upward from massive chalcedony seam, most averging about 1.5cm tall, the largest ones grouped in rows of three across. Attractive, strange, quite unique, possibly from the well-known Tampa chalcedony region, but otherwise labelled simply as "Florida". Overall size about 7x5cm @ 75.00.


RIVADAVITE- Tinkalayu Mine, Salta Province, Argentina
White nodules of massive borax with needle-like inclusions of colorless to white rivadavite scattered throughout. Classic, type locality material from this "Salar del Hombre Muerto" locality, specimens from about 1.5cm to 3.5cm @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

ROSASITE & CALCITE- Silver Bill Mine, Pima Co., Arizona
Bright blue balls and globular forms of rosasite richly scattered over exposed seams and vugs, some with white platy rosettes of calcite. Very attractive and rich material collected some years ago. Nice older pieces, sizes from about 4cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each, depending on overall quality. A few large Mapimi specimens also on hand, ranging up to 13x6cm to 100.00.

ROWEITE- Solongo, Buryatia, Siberia, Russia
Small tan to brownish cherty colored masses of somewhat nodular roweite scattered in matrix. Formerly a one-locality, one-known-specimen mineral from Franklin, NJ, these are from a 1997 discovery in this prolific boron-rich locality. Only a few small thumbnails available, averaing about 1.5cm @ 75.00 each.

RUIZITE- Christmas Mine, nr Hayden, Gila Co. Arizona
Fleshy-brown masses of minutely crystalized elongated needles and aggregates of ruizite richly scattered over smectite matrix, occasionally with other species. From the original find in the 1970's, matrix pieces from 2cm to 7cm across @ 15.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 55.00 each. Rather ugly stuff, but type locality material; A few larger specimens to 10cm @ 100.00.

SARCOPSIDE- Solleftea, Angermanland, Sweden
Nicely crystalline examples of this primary pegmatitic phosphate mineral, occuring as dark brown nearly opaque cleavages with varying amounts of matrix. Most clearly illustrate the distinctive fibrous silky habit of sarcopside. From 2cm to 7cm @ 10.00, 15.00, 30.00, and 45.00.

SCHROCKINGERITE- nr. Wamsutter, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming
This uncommon mineral occurs as minute scales of pale yellowish crusts sparsely scattered in a light tan arkose sandstone from the Red Desert area. Brightly fluorescent response as numerous tiny pinpoints highlight this old material, specimens from about 2cm to 5cm @ 12.50, 20.00 and 35.00 each; an 8x4cm rich sample on hand @ 65.00.

SCHULAMITITE (IMA #2011-016)- Bellerberg, Eifel District, Germany
This relatively NEW SPECIES was first described from the Negev Desert in Isreal and has recently been confirmed from the prolific Eifel District as well. The mineral occurs here as rather richly scattered sugary druses of brownish-orange masses in matrix, quite a bit richer than found in the type material. Formula: Ca3TiFe3+AlO8 - orthorhombic - IMA # 2011-016. Only a few specimens on hand, aboout 2cm across, @ 75.00 each.

WOLSENDORFITE etc..- Shinkolobwe, Shaba, Zaire (DRC)
Excellent examples of bright orange wolsendorfite on matirx, typically with uraninite, minor becquerelite, uranophane and/or curite, depending on the sample. Formerly Ziare, now in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ex-V. King collection, ex-Sorbonne material, specimens from about 2.5cm to 3cm @ 250.00, and 350.00. Excellent!!

ZAVARITSKITE- Moldava, Czech Republic
This rare mineral occurs here as somewhat greyish masses sparsely scattered in rock matrix, often with minute native bismuth, purple fluorite, and possibly other phases. An uncommon mineral, old Cureton stock, specimens from about 2cm to 4cm @ 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.


BOOKS

APPALACHIAN MINERAL & GEM- TRAILS by June Culp Zeitner

We have a few first-edition copies of this classic 1968 softcover book published by Lapidary Journal back in the days it covered minerals as well as lapidary and beads. There were several different printings of this edition, but most are in good shape with clean covers and tight bindings. Multiple chapters, each devoted to field collecting in a specific state, cover NJ-PA-MD-VA-WV-KY-TN-NC-SC-GA-AL and FL. Many maps, b/w images, 133 pages in 8.5x11.25" format @ just 10.00 each with any mineral order.

FLEISCHER'S GLOSSARY- 2008 Edition by Malcolm Back

The latest edition of Fleischer's Glossary of Mineral Species has been produced but is not available through dealers. Hence, we will dump our existing supply of the expanded 2008 edition that encompasses 346 pages covering 4233 species. The mineral groups appendix has been added, and many new nomenclature changes have been provided, some among a fair amount of controversy! Our reduced price is just 19.00 per copy with any mineral order as long as our small supply lasts. (You can get a new one from MinRec, and with shipping it will run about 40.00!)

COLLECTIONS

UTAH MINERALS COLLECTION- Various Localities Utah
We've accumulated a large number of individually identified specimens from several prolific mines in Utah, most in the 2cm-3cm size range and virtually all with excellent micro potential. In order to move many of these one-of-a-kind and small quantity specimens, we offer a collection of twenty (20) different pieces our choice for just 89.00! Excellent value, many SEM identified, many are copper minerals with good micro potential. Limit one collection per customer, please!

GEMS

TOPAZ (Pink!)- Azotic Treated, Brazil
Stones from a professional and patented Azotic enhancement treatment of transparent Brazilian topaz, we have a number of excellent, eye-clean faceted gems of fine pink color, available here as small lots of five stones that will include two pear-shaped, two ovals, and one brilliant round. Total carat weight of each lot will average over 4 carats, nicely boxed, at just 40.00 per set. We can also offer a larger lot of 40 carats of assorted shapes at just 350.00 for the lot!

CATALOG 21405 - Vol. XLI, No. 5

All specimens offered on a first-come first-served basis, FOB our warehouse.

ALTAITE- Hilltop Mine, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico
This unusual lead-telluride occurs as brilliant metallic streamers scattered through rock matrix, occasionally with other tellurium minerals. Available as rough matrix samples from 1cm to nearly 6cm across @ 20.00, 40.00, 65.00 and 100.00 each according to coverage; EDS confirmed and copy supplied!

ATACAMITE- Kadina, South Australia, Australia
Small green aggregates lightly scattered over pale brown rock matrix, these from material obtained in the late 1970s. Not as rich as other Australian localities specimens, these range from about 3cm to 6cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each, some with modest micro potential.

BOULANGERITE- Oberlahr, Westerwald, Rhein-Pfalz, Germany
Old Ward's Natural Science specimens comprised of dense, massive, silvery-grey boulangerite matrix, potentially with other admixed metallic Pb-Sb-S phases. A somewhat flattened, fibrous structure can be seen under magnification, and this Rheinland-Palatinate material may be from the Silberwiese Mine, although not labeled as such on the original Ward's labels. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 4cm across @ 15.00 and 25.00 each. Old and difficult locality material to obtain today!

BOURNONITE in QUARTZ- Horhausen, Altenkirchen, Rhineland, Germany
A recently uncovered lot of old material, ex-Wards, but precise vintage unknown despite the inclusion of "Nassau" in the locality labels (Nassau borders have changed many times and ranged from a single town to a large area later part of Prussia!). The bournonite occurs as greyish black, metallic masses richly scattered in white quartz matrix, most specimens showing minor green secondary copper mineral alterations, white cerussite, and possibly other phases. Presented here as chunks of fairly rich ore, specimens range from about 2.5cm to 3.5cm @ just 10.00 and 15.00 each from this classic Dana locality!

BROCHANTITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
Tiny bladed micro crystals of dark green brochantite scattered on matrix, some with massive azurite, chrysocolla and possibly other species. An interesting assemblage with modest micromount potential, matrix sizes from 2cm to 3.5cm @ 8.50, 12.50 and 20.00 each; a few to 5cm @ 35.00. Uncommon at the locality!.

CELESTINE (Orange!)- Caledon Township, Ontario, Canada
Recently uncovered after our warehouse move, we stumbled upon a box of orange (!!) celestite obtained in the mid/late-1970s. The celestine forms flattened, deep orange crystalline aggregates to several centimeters across (larger in larger specimens) richly scattered in greyish limestone matrix. The locality is likely the Deforest Quarry, but these were was simply noted as Caledon Township. A paper in American Mineralogist (Vol. 64, pgs 160-8) opined that the color was caused by 50ppm inclusions of copper, of which several primary and secondary minerals are known from this locality. Interesting material, and a rare color for celestine, specimen sizes range from about 3.5cm up to 9cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00.

CERUSSITE- Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Arizona
Old-time classics from this famous Pinal County locality! These cerussites form nicely reticulated groups of free-standing translucent crystals and aggregates with or without matrix, all showing moderately well-formed crystals up to a centimeter or more! From an old hoard, likely from the Collins Vein, these range from about 2cm to 3.5cm @ only 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each. Very nice for old time stuff!

COPPER pseudo @ ARAGONITE- Corocoro, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Wonderful pseudohexagonal aragonite-shaped crystals completely replaced by copper, retaining their original, sharp habit. Recently described in Mineral News (May, 2014) we have a number of these exceptional, classic locality pseudos, sizes in singles and intergrown groups from 1cm to nearly 1.8cm @ 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

DELINDEITE- Mt. Rasvumchorr, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
From an unusual occurrence, we recently acquired three small specimens of micro, pale yellow, lamellar delindeite scattered in an orthoclase-rich pegmatite matrix, here associated with dark bronze-colored astrophyylite and occasionally with fibrous pale brown lorenzenite as well. Interesting association pieces with modest micro potential from an unusual locality, specimens average 2.5-3cm @ 125.00 each. List alternates!

DELVAUXITE var: BORICKITE- Brandberg, Leoben, Styria, Austria
This strange mineral, alternately known as foucherite, then borickite (aka borickyite), and now considered to be delvauxite (itself ill-defined), occurs here as orange-brown crusty masses scattered on hard rock matrix. Very old material from this excellent locality, variously labelled as Tollinggraben or simply Leoben, either as small samples in a capsule @ 10.00, or as larger matrix specimens from 1.5cm to 3cm @ 25.00 and 40.00 each; one rich, large ,ex-Albanese specimen, 6cm @ 75.00.

DEPMEIERITE- Karnasurt Mine, Lovozero, Kola, Russia
This relatively rare 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 25 years ago, and only in a single specimen (!!), this new cancrinite-group mineral was subsequently approved about 5 years ago. 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. A rare, one-locality species! List alternates!

DESAUTELSITE- Union Carbide Mine, San Benito, California
Orange, minutely platy aggregates of desautelsite thinly encrust areas of a serpentine matrix. Some samples have minor white fibrous tufts of artinite, and each comes with a photocopy of a locality label signed by the late Paul Desautels. Sizes are 2.5cm to nearly 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00 each; a few showy samples, slightly larger @ 65.00 each.

DIAMOND- Northern Cape Province, Rep So Africa
A very strange group of four intergrown and somewhat rounded transparent to translucent diamonds without matrix, these forming an odd "L"-shaped crystal group with numerous, highly modified crystal faces! Weight is 4.82 carats, measuring about 1cm along each "leg". A nicely visible, intergrown group that is relatively inexpensive @ just 650.00 for this unique diamond specimen!

DOLEROPHANITE- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
This rare copper mineral occurs as minute brown to black micro crusty aggregates and well-formed, complex doubly terminated micro crystals scattered on scoria matrix, often associated with other obscure bluish green copper phases and commonly with green euchlorine. Only a few samples available, far superior to earlier material from 10 years ago, sizes ranging from about 0.7cm to 3.5cm @ 45.00 for small micros, the larger matrix samples @ 75.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each.

ENARGITE with QUARTZ- Moonlight Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co Montana
Another old-timer from one of the many Butte sub-localities, here as nodular crystals of enargite scattered across the top of the specimen, with stout, milky white quartz points protruding through the enargite. Provided to Michigan Tech by A.M. Mackenzie in the distant past, a pyrite and sulfide rich matrix underlays it all, overall size about 8x7cm @ 135.00, with old cardboard label.

GALENA- Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas
A beast of a specimen, comprised of densely intergrown galena cubes from 1cm to 2.5cm across in a heavy, upright specimen. The galena crystals comprise most of the piece, and there is a minor amount of rock matrix across the back of the specimen. A white alteration (anglesite?) on the back of the piece coats smaller
crystals, while the front and sides have a sporadic, brownish overgrowth in the recesses of the sample. A large, old specimen (once belonging to English-born John Gerry a mine captain in the Michigan iron mines) that could use some cleaning, it weighs about 7 pounds and measures a hefty 13x10x9cm @ 250.00. Heavy!

GLAUCOCHROITE- Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey
Typical multi-mineral ore samples taken from the Joe Cilen collection and elsehwere, gluaocochroite occurs as a grey, non-fluorescent, association with brilliantly fluorescent willemite and franklinite, and possibly with fluoresecent clinohedrite or hardystonite (no calcite!). Older, quality pieces, three on hand at 3cm to 5cm @ 80.00, 90.00, and 100.00 each, depending on coverage.

GLAUKOSPHAERITE- Carr Boyd Nickel Mine, W. A., Australia
A copper-nickel member of the rosasite group, glaukosphaerite occurs as medium green crusts on matrix, possible occuring and admixed with takovite and other secondary nickel minerals. Good coverage for this mineral, in sizes from 2cm to 7cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each.

GOLD- Mile End, New South Wales, Australia
An older specimen from this obscure locality, here showing about a half-dozen micros of crystallized gold scattered on a slightly ferruginous quartz and rock matrix. Although the sample could be trimmed to produce a handful of fine micromounts, we appreciate it more as a small hand specimen. The collection vintage is sometime in the early 1970s, overall size about 4.5x4cm @ 150.00.

HOLMQUISTITE- Uto, Sodermanland, Sweden
A lithium rich member of the amphibole group, holmquistite occurs as dark bluish black fine grained elongated masses comprising much of this amphibolite rock, occasional prismatic crystals or silky masses of the mineral are evident as well. Excellent type locality material, sizes from 2cm to nearly 5cm @ 20.00, 35.00, and 55.00 each. One 8cm sample, ex-E.W. Heinrich, @ 65.00.

JOHNBAUMITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Spotty masses of grey to pale greenish grey aggregates of johnbaumite scattered in matrix, these associated with brownish andradite garnet and brilliantly fluorescent willemite, occasionally with other possible species. The johnbaumite is mildly fluorescent as well (SW orange), and this material came from a single boulder collected at the former Franklin Mill Site in October, 1983 by yours truly. Recent analytical work confirms the material as AsO4>PO4 with little or no fluorine, confirming what many believe that the mineral may be more common at Franklin than previously thought. Specimens range in size from about 3cm to 6cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

KEGELITE- Tsumeb, Namibia
This rare mineral occurs as pearly white aggregates well scattered and comprising the upper surface of these small matrix specimens. One of the more difficult to obtain Tsumeb species, ex-Walter Kahn material obtained many years ago and suitable for good micromounts. Priced according to coverage and size, with specimens ranging from 1mm to 6mm across @ 25.00, 40.00, 60.00, 85.00. Rare!

KYANITE in Pegmatite- Windham, Cumberland Co., Maine
Three large specimens, quite old and originally collected by L.L. Hubbard (1849-1933) that subsequently found their way to the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum before landing in our warehouse some years ago. The specimens show richly scattered, thick, pale blue blades of kyanite from 5cm to 10cm long well-scattered in quartz-dominant matrix. Exceptionally rich specimens that will clean up to excellent cabinet pieces from this old locality. Overall specimens sizes range from 13x10cm up to 21x11cm (!!), priced at just 60.00, 85.00 and 100.00 each. Heavy!!

METARAUCHITE- Belorechenskoe Deposit, N. Caucasus, Russia
This rare mineral occurs as minute, yellow crystalline druses scattered on matrix. Described in 2008 in the Czech Republic (IMA 2008-050, formula: Ni(UO2)2(AsO4)2*8H2O), the mineral remains difficult to locate and has been confirmed from fewer than five localities worldwide. The Belorechenskoe deposit (type locality
for rauchite) was the subject of an excellent, detailed article in the Mineralogical Almanac (Vol. 15, Part 2) and is known for both its nickel and uranium minerals that occur there. We have only a few confirmed specimens, sizes average 2.5-3cm across and are priced at 150.00 each.

MOUNTKEITHITE- Mount Keith Deposit, W.A., Australia
Sparse pale pink masses of mountkeithite are scattered over a bleached serpentinite rock. Derived from the alteration of deeper pink to purple associated stichtite, other associated species include magnetite and possible hexahydrite. A rare, one-locality mineral, each larger sized matrix piece has one or more areas of the mineral. Sizes from 2.5cm to 7cm across @ 45.00, 65.00 and 95.00 each.

NABIMUSAITE w/ YE'ELEMITE- Jabel Harmun, Judea Desert, W.Bank, Israel
This NEW SPECIES occurs within the Palestinian Autonomy and is a co-type sample, offered here as a 1cm polished section in a 2cm probe mount. Formula: KCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O2F - trigonal, IMA # 2012-057. The mineral occurs as microscopic colorless grains with ye'elemite, associated with larnite and minor brownmillerite matrix, accompanied by complete chemical quantification as well as three SEM images that pinpoint the various species in the sample. Only one available, superb documentation, at 350.00.

NELENITE- Huanggang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia China
From a relatively recent find, this rare mineral occurs here as micro hexagonal plates that are typically stacked in minute, somewhat globular aggregates nicely perched on white, rhombic cleavages of calcite matrix. Identification has been confirmed by chemistry, XRD and Raman, and a copy of the original Raman spectra is included with each sample. Coverage is obvious to the naked eye and will also yield decent micromounts if trimmed further. Specimens range in size from about 1 cm up to 4+cm @ just 15.00, 30.00 and 55.00 each.

PARATACAMITE-(Mg) IMA #2013-014- Quebrada, Camarones, Chile
This NEW SPECIES occurs as glassy green, micro crystals sparsely scattered over rock matrix, occasionally with other rare copper phases. Formula: Cu3(Mg,Cu)Cl2(OH)6 - trigonal; IMA #2013-014. This is author's material and a new member of the atacamite group. Specimens will yiled modest micros upon trimming, and
overall sizes average about 3cm across at 120.00 each. List alternates!

PHLOGOPITE w/ PARGASITE - Limberg Quarry, Pargas, Finland
A very old specimen, accompanied by a heavily aged Helsinki Mineral Museum label obtained years ago during one of our trips to Finland. The specimen shows a fairly large, columnar phlogopite crystal about 4cm tall and 2cm wide, perched at the edge of a massive, etched white calcite matrix, accompanied by greyish-green grains and globular aggregates to 1.5cm of analytically-confirmed pargasite. Only one specimen available, a classic from this famous locality, overall size about 10x6x6 cm @ 250.00.

POLLUCITE- Tanco Mine, Bernic Lake, Manitoba, Canada
Nearly pure, greyish white massive pollucite comprising matrix, occasionally with minor quartz. X-Ray verified material, sizes from 2cm to 5cm across @ 8.00, 15.00, 25.00, and 45.00 each, a few to 8cm to 12cm @ 65.00, 85.00 and 100.00, from one of the better documented localities for the species!

PSEUDOMALACHITE- Inspiration Consolidated Copper Mine Arizona
A large specimen, ex- A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, comprised of hefty rock matrix with pale blue-green chrysocolla and other pale green secondary copper staining, with approximately two dozen, dark greenish-black, wonderfully spherical and isolated pseudomalachite balls scattered about on one surface, most in the 2-3mm size range. They contrast nicely against the pale blue-green undercoating, and the piece might be from the Thornton Pit, although the museum label does not specify it, instead indicating the 1912 name of the consolidated workings of this prolific copper ore property in the Globe-Miami District of Gila County. Overall size is about 12x8x5cm at just 125.00.

QUARTZ- Grymes Hill, Staten Island, New York
An odd assortment of matrix specimens showing small cloudy grey to slightly greenish quartz crystals well-covering a limonitic mass. Some samples show a transparent layer over a included quartz, while others are rather opaque, tan-green color. These were primarily collected in 1961 by H.E. Moore, and these odd, New York City specimens are from 4cm to 7cm @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each; one 10cm specimen @ 65.00. From a great locality near Wagner College that now overlooks the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge!

QUARTZ (Smoky)- Anderson's Gully, Mooralla, Victoria Australia
Excellent, doubly terminated small groups of fine, dark brown smoky quartz crystals without matrix. These show multiple crystal faces. some with apparent reverse scepters and other odd habits, all with good luster and richly colored transparency as well. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 3.5cm @ 15.00 and 25.00 each. Great locality stuff that is attractive and weird as well!

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.

SCOLECITE w/ FLUORAPOPHYLLITE- Pune District, Maharashtra, India
An attractive group of richly intergrown, slender, transparent to opaque white scolecite (EDS confirmed), with some crystals somewhat flattened and surrounding a few pale green fluorapophyllite crystals peeking out among the scolecites. This moderately attractive piece measures about 12x9cm @ is just 65.00.


SEPIOLITE- Valley Quarry, Valley, Stevens Co., Washington
Rich, white, fibrous sepiolite largely comprising matrix, occasionally with minor dolomitic marble present among the seams. The material was collected circa 1980 and is the only reported occurrence of sepiolite in the state of Washington (see Mineral News, May, 2006), although the locality was largely unknown and
is not documented in MinDat or any of the regularly available references to minerals of Washington. While similar palygorskite has been reported in the State, our EDS (and earlier XRD work) confirms the absence of necessary aluminum found in palaygorskite. Perhaps a unique occurrence, now closed, these uncommon, fibrous specimens range in size from about 4cm to 12cm long @ just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each for the largest.

SIDERITE with NATIVE COPPER- Ray, Pinal Co., Arizona
Weird, murky green siderite balls and dumbbell-shaped sheaves a few millimeters across, lightly scattered on quartz/rock matrix, all with small but excellent arborescent masses and/or spinel twinned spears of native copper, some piercing the siderite or showing a variety of forms on the same specimen. Old material acquired over 30 years ago, these are unusual specimens likely confined to a single occurrence, and not found in the usual Arizona literature from this defunct locality. Specimens range in size from about 2cm to 4cm across @ just 7.50, 12.50 and 20.00 each, most suitable for micros as well!

SPENCERITE- Hudson Bay Mine, Salmo, B.C. Canada
Pure white, somewhat micaceous and pearly platy aggregates of spencerite without matrix. A rare zinc phosphate from the type locality, originally obtained from the Royal Ontario Museum. These are offered as small fragments in a capsule @ 15.00; matrix specimens from 0.8cm to nearly 4cm @ 25.00, 50.00, 100.00 and 200.00 each.

STICHTITE- Stichtite Hill, Dundas, Tasmania
Rich, deep lilac-purple masses of stichtite generously scattered throughout matrix, most with minor green serpentine in association. Very colorful, classic material, matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm @ 12.50, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each. A few to 12cm across and quite attractive @ 75.00!

TONDIITE (IMA #2013-077)- Santo Domingo Mine, Arica, Chile
This NEW SPECIES occurs as emerald green, vitreous micro crystals lightly scattered on rock matrix, occasionally with other secondary copper minerals. Formula: Cu3MgCl2(OH)6 - trigonal, IMA # 2103-077. Excellent, colorful druses with modest micro potential for a new species, sizes average 2.5-3cm @ 125.00 each. Only a few available!

TOPAZ (Imperial)- Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Excellent single crystals of imperial color topaz without matrix. These are singly terminated with good prism faces and display fine pinkish sherry to mild honey color throughout. Gemmy and attractive, getting considerably more difficult to acquire economically, these are older samples from about 1cm to nearly 2.5cm @ just 10.00, 20.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each, depending on size and color.

VESUVIANITE variety CYPRINE- Parker Shaft, Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
A hefty hand specimen of rich, pale brown andradite showing excellent patches of blue vesuvianite (variety cyprine) scattered throughout the piece. There is much willemite in the specimen, but it is only evident under SW UV, as is a generous but filmy patch of clinohedrite (FL SW orange) on one edge of the specimen. Minor calcite, and possibly other phases, are present as well. Ex-H.E. Moore Collection, overall size about 6x5cm @ 65.00.

ZADOVITE (IMA #2013-031)- nr. Arad, Negev Desert, Israel
This NEW SPECIES, a co-type sample from the paralava of the Hatrium formation at the Gurim anticline, occurs as colorless, submicroscopic grains sparsely scattered in melilite/wollastonite matrix, occasionally with minor rankite, schorlomite garnet and possibly other phases. Formula: BaCa6[SiO4)(PO40](PO4)2F, trigonal, IMA #2013-031. Elegantly prepared and thoroughly identified in a 1 cm ore section in a 1.5x1.5cm probe mount, accompanied by a color image plus backscattered SEM images at various magnifications that show the labelled phase boundaries, plus full analytical chemistry of the zadovite in a single specimen at 300.00. List alternates!

BOOKS

MINERALS OF USSR- Minerals First Discovered in the Former Territory of the USSR by Igor V. Pekov
This long awaited book by Dr. Igor Pekov received rave reviews when first published several years ago, written in English and complete with 184 color photos of minerals and localities, 68 SEM images and crystal diagrams. The strength of this 370 page hard cover work lies in the marvelously complete locality information lacking from so many published Russian mineral descriptions, and each description also includes excellent physical characteristics, type locality info, historical data and much more. This is a much-needed reference work @ only 59.00 plus shipping!

COLLECTIONS

NEVADA MINERAL COLLECTION- Various Localities in Nevada
A nice lot of twenty-five (25) different species including many unusual items and odd-locality pieces, all from Nevada! Most are aesthetically challenged but generously sized from 3cm to 6cm across. Individually labelled, these lots are easily worth twice the price of 25 different for only 125.00!

GEMS

QUARTZ (AZOTIC TREATED) - Brazil
Sometimes, we just can't resist something attractive that is only mildly related to our main field of mineralogy. We recently came across a interesting lot of water-clear faceted quartz from Brazil that had been treated by the proprietary, and permanent, Azotic process. The result is transparent gems that show a wild array of purple-blue-green color flashes in each stone! We have several different cuts and sizes, ranging from: about 7.5mm squares (2-2.5 cts each) @ 10.00, fine 10-11mm antique cushion cuts (5.5-6 cts each) @ 20.00, or larger ~15x12mm ovals (about 8 carats each) @ just 25.00 per stone. We can provide matched pairs at 2 times the single stone prices, or offer a special 50 carat lot of assorted stones @ just $135.00 - less than $3.00 a carat! Great looking material, and a suitable enhancement for Brazilian quartz gemstones!

EPHEMERA

The Pseudo News - by Dr. Phil Betancourt
We have a limited number of perfect-bound reprints of the long out-of-print The Pseudo News, a 128 page periodical that focused on the collecting of mineral pseudomorphs. A quarterly magazine that was published in three annual volumes from 1994-1996, it described finds at classic localities, as well as new finds at more obscure sites. It provided excellent technical recounting of the various types of pseudomorphs that occur in the mineral kingdom and was avidly read by a small but enthusiastic group of subscribers. Difficult to locate in full sets, we offer a complete reprint, including a comprehensive index, for just $35.00 postpaid in the U.S.A.; for foreign mailing: add $20.00.


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CATALOG 21404 - Vol. XLI, No. 4

All specimens offered on a first-come first-served basis, FOB our warehouse.


ATACAMITE- San Manuel Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona
Knobby aggregates comprised of micro crystals of atacamite completely comprising these interesting specimens, occasionally with minor azurite evident as well. Old Scott Williams material collected in 1960 and ranging in size from about 2.5cm to 6cm across at just 20.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each.

BARYTOCALCITE- Alston Moor, Cumberland, England
An excellent, old classic specimen from the type locality area, here as many small (to 5mm) crystals standing upright over the entire surface of an exposed seam on matrix. An old Lazard Cahn label accompanies the piece, ex-Cilen, about 4x3cm @ 85.00.

CHANABAYAITE (IMA 2013-065)- Pabellon de Pica, Chanabaya, Chile
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, purplish-blue tufts and sprays of needle-like crystals lightly scattered on matrix, typically with other secondary copper minerals as well. Formula: CuCl(N3C2H2)(HN3)*.25H2O - orthorhombic, IMA #2013-065. Type locality material, all specimens with arrows, specimens from about 2.5cm to 4.5cm across @ 55.00, 80.00 and 120.00, depending on quality and crystallization.

COPPER- Bridgewater Mine, Somerset Co., New Jersey
Old specimens from this long-defunct locality that was reopened about 1820 and was sporadically worked until 1910. The native copper occurs here as thin seams and masses running through rock matrix, some with drusy calcite and occasionally unconfirmed secondary copper phases usually labeled as "chrysocolla". Rather ugly stuff that might clean up respectably, specimens are all from the Howard E. Moore collection and were collected between 1934 and 1939. Sizes range from about 6cm to 12cm across, priced at just 45.00, 65.00 and 95.00 each.

DIAMOND (FLUORESCENT!)- Bloomfontein, Orange Free State, Rep So Africa
Small but brilliant, gemmy, pale yellow diamond crystals without matrix from this prolific locality, here selected from several thousand loose crystals because of their unique blue fluorescence under LW (and lesser SW) ultraviolet light! In our experience, less than 10% of all diamonds will show any fluorescent response, and these have the bonus of being gem quality octahedrons as well! Sizes average about 2mm @ just 25.00 each! The only available "native element" that fluoresces!

ENARGITE with CALCITE- Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana
An old, A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum specimen and accompanied by their label, the sample shows densely crystallized metallic enargite richly comprising matrix, with numerous small rounded crystals of white calcite liberally scattered over the surface. A small adhered label is also attached to the bottom of the piece, overall size about 8x7cm @ 150.00.

FAHEYITE- Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, M.G., Brazil
The first of this rare and complex Be-Fe phosphate species we have offered in some time, these are small micro groups of white fibrous needles perched on tiny matrix pieces of muscovite, smaller samples placed in capsules or larger ones mounted in a plastic micro box. Overall sizes average 2mm priced according to quality and coverage @ 50.00 and 65.00 each. Limit one per order, please!

FLUOR-LIDDICOATITE- Antandrokomby, Antananarivo, Madagascar
This newly-redefined tourmaline species occurs as matrix-free glassy aggregates and partial crystals, most showing a dark rim with a paler, often pinkish core. Formula: Ca(Li2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F - trigonal. Not particularly attractive, but representative material, sizes from about 1.7cm to 5cm across, the larger sizes showing some striated faces, @ just 20.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each.

FLUORLAMPROPHYLLITE (2013-102)- Morro do Serrote, Pocos de Caldas, Brazil
Another NEW SPECIES from Minas Gerais, fluorlamprophyllite occurs as yellowish brown elongated micro aggregates scattered in nepheline syenite matrix, typically with nearly black aegirine, microcline, natrolite etc. Formula: Na3(SrNa)Ti3(Si2O7)2O2F2-monoclinic, IMA #2013-102. A new member of the lamprophyllite group, specimens from 2cm to 4cm @ 45.00, 65.00 and 95.00 each. Type locality material, of course!

FLUORO-LEAKEITE- Norra Karr, Jonkoping, Smalland, Sweden
This complex amphibole, approved in 2009, occurs here as dark greenish blue, thin flattened and elongated crystalline aggregates lightly scattered in matrix. The list of amphiboles continues to grow as a result of better analytical tools and restudy of old specimens from classic localities, and these thin samples range from about 1.5cm to 4cm long @ 20.00, 40.00 and 60.00 each. Type locality material, only a few on hand!

HYDROCARBON variety GILSONITE- Bonanza Vein, Bonanza, Uintah Co., Utah
If you are lacking black ugly hydrocarbons in your collection, have we got a deal for you! Variously named as "mineral pitch", kerogen, bitumen, asphaltum, uintahite or other obscure designations, gilsonite is one of four hydrocarbon minerals found in the Uintah Basin, and it is described more fully in a recent (Vol 30, No.4) Mineral News article by geologist Bob Werner, The material is black with a glassy luster, fairly brittle and shows good conchoidal fracture patterns, much like that seen in obsidian. Specimens are pure, relatively light and range in size from about 3cm to 6cm across @ just 5.00, 10.00 and a few at 15.00 each, depending in overall size.

HYDROKENOELSMOREITE- Germania Mine, Stevens Co., Washington
From one of the three co-type localities, this newly defined species (2010) occurs here as yellowish brown filmy crusts sparsely scattered on vuggy quartz matrix, collected sometime in the 1970s and originally named as ferritungstite, since relegated to a Fe-rich variety of this hydrous Fe-W oxide. Only a few specimens on hand, sizes from about 2cm to 4cm across @ 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each.

JOANNEUMITE (IMA# 2012-001)_- Pabellion de Pica, Chanabaya, Chile
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, purple-red micro crystals sparsely scattered on matrix, typically with other pale blue secondary copper minerals. Formula: Cu(C3N3O3H2)2(NH3)2 - triclinic, IMA #2012-001, Type locality material, some with modest micro potential, and all specimens with arrows, sizes from 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 55.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each. Only a few available!

KONONOVITE (IMA# 2013-116)- Arsenatnaya fumerole, Tolbachik, Russia
Yet another NEW SPECIEWS from this famous Kamchatka volcano, these from the second scoria cone of the northern breakthrough of the Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption. The new mineral occurs as white prismatic to thickly tabular submicro crystals (0.1mm) that form visible white crusts over the volcanic scoria. Formula: NaMg(SO4)F - monoclinic, IMA #2013-116. Named for Russian mineralogist Oleg Vasil'evich Kononov (b. 1932), specimens average about 5mm across @ 125.00 each. List alternates!

LANGITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
From our studied material published in the June, 2012 issue of Mineral News, we have a few specimens of langite, rarely found at this prolific locality! The mineral occurs as electric blue, transparent micro crystals in vugs, typically with pale mimetite needles, beudantite and a variety of other species. Excellent micro's, choice specimens from about 1.5cm to 5cm across at 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 60.00 each. Limited!

LEGRANDITE- Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Not the type locality for this zinc arsenate mineral, but perhaps the best known, legrandite occurs as small, well developed yellow transparent microcrystals and crude, translucent radiating crystalline aggregates to in vuggy limonitic gossan matrix. Representative and moderately attractive, with micro potential on some to boot. Sizes from about 2cm to 6cm across priced to quality and size @ 15.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 65.00 each.

LENGENBACHITE- Lengenbach Q., Binnetal, Valais, Switzerland
Type locality material! Lengenbachite occurs as small platy to foliated grey metallic masses in aggregates and in vugs in sugary dolomite, often associated with similar appearing but somewhat granular jordanite. Typical material from this prolific locality obtained from a Swiss museum, in sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 45.00,
65.00, 95.00 and 125.00 each.

LITHIOWODGINITE w/ TA-WODGINITE- Tanco Mine, Bernic Lake, Manitoba, Canada
This relatively rare species occurs as small brownish masses sparsely scattered in quartz matrix. Originally obtained in the early 1990s from the authors when proposed as tantalowodginite, [formula: (Mn,Li)4(Ta,Sn)4(Ta,Nb)8O32 - monoclinic], they subsequently withdrew it when redefining the wodginite group in 1992, instead determining that it is perhaps a mixture of two phases, lithiowodginite and Ta-rich wodginite. It was further studied for a number of years and erroneously published in Canadian Mineralogist (Vol. 39, pg 917-023) as approved tantalowodginite after it was resubmitted in 2000 (IMA #2000-026). The material formerly called tantalowodginite, and the 2000-026 mineral, are still either "discredited" or "suspended", respectively, in IMA parlance. Tired of waiting, we have decided to release the material held in stock for so many years based on the published 1992 reference calling it lithiowodginite+Ta-rich wodginite. Only a few specimens on hand, primarily matrix samples to 1cm with a tiny dark brown mass on each @ 50.00 per sample. Someday, it may be redefined again...

MALACHITE- Lottery Mine, White Pine Co., Nevada
From an obscure locality, these are small green tufts of malachite scattered on limonitic, somewhat vesicular matrix, some of the larger specimens with small pods of white, globular "cave calcite". The Lottery Mine name appears in the local tax records, but nowhere else! Specimens show moderately good color contrasts and range from about 2.5cm to 10cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each.

NARSARSUKITE- Sage Creek, Whitlash, Liberty Co., Montana
Perhaps the least known of the several narsarsukite localities, this Montana occurrence consists of mustard yellow crystalline masses in quartz and/or grayish green aegirine. Moderately rich, nice specimens, 3cm to 7cm @ 30.00, 45.00 and 65.00 each.

NICKELTSUMCORITE (2013-117)- Km-3 Mine, Lavrion, Attiki Pref., Greece
Another NEW SPECIES from the well-known Lavrion (Laurium) district, here as brown to yellowish brown crusts and tiny (<1mm) aggregates overgrowing an assemblage of calcite, dolomite, annabergite, gaspeite etc., occasionally with Mn-oxides or Sb-rich phases of the romeite group in Ni-Pb-As-Sb ore veins. Formula: Pb(NiFe3+)2(AsO4)2(H2O,OH)2 - monoclinic, IMA # 2013-017. Type locality material and the Ni-analogue of tsumcorite, all with arrows from 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 125.00 and 155.00 each, depending on coverage.

NIOCALITE- Oka, Quebec, Canada
This unusual species, a calcian niobian silicate, occurs as mm-sized prismatic crystals scattered through matrix. Besides the brownish yellow niocalite, the matrix may also contain dark grey crystalline latrappite and possibly other phases from this classic locality. Sizes from 2cm to nearly 8cm @ 15.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each.

NORSETHITE- Kremikovtsy, nr. Sofia, Bulgaria
Interesting pale brown spherules of platy crystals and aggregates of somewhat pearly norsethite scattered in dark brown matrix. A rarely offered mineral from an obscure locality, we have a few samples from about 2cm to nearly 4.5cm @ 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each.

NORTHUPITE- Searles Lake, San Bernadino Co., California
From the classic locality, we have a small selection of very sharp single crystals of this unusual carbonate, all showing excellent octahedral habit without matrix. Old material, crystals range from about 0.9cm to 1.3cm tall @ 15.00, 20.00 and 25.00 each. Nice!

OPAL- Bohouskovice, Czech Republic
Pale greenish white, translucent masses of opal richly comprising matrix, some with odd, black dendritic inclusions of an unknown material and a white skin of XRD-confirmed cristobalite. Excellent locality pieces, sizes average 4cm to 5cm @ only 15.00 and 20.00 each.

PARALAURIONITE- Pacha Limani, Laurion, Attiki Pref,, Greece
Recently uncovered in our warehouse is a small lot of old, 1970s vintage specimens of typical vuggy grey slag nodules, each with micro, water-clear, thin and flattened but somewhat elongated paralaurionite crystals. these with a variety of potential associations, the most common being laurionite, blocky phosgenite and/or anglesite, ecdemite, aragonite etc. Specimens range from about 1cm to 2.5cm, priced according to quality @ 20.00, 30.00, and 45.00 each, all with micro potential.

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

PYRITE with QUARTZ- Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana
An old Cureton specimen comprised of a large partial pyritohedron without matrix, showing excellent, bright luster, sharp faces and a splash of radiating quartz crystals perched at the top of the sample. Attractive miniature, size about 4.5x4cm @ 55.00.

QUARTZ variety CARNELIAN AGATE- Stirling Brook, Warren Township, New Jersey
Nestled among the woods of the Watchung Mountains, the locally famous "Carnelian Creek" has produced excellent, deep red-orange, translucent agate for many years (along with mosquitoes), these agates collected by Howard E. Moore circa 1950. Specimens show gentle botryoids and fine carnelian color, small specimens from about 1.7cm to 4cm across @ just 4.00, 8.00 and 15.00 each. An eastern classic!

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.

REALGAR- Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
Recently uncovered material from our move, we have located numerous specimens of drusy red realgar in black rock matrix, occasionally as masses with yellowish-orange orpiment or as micro crystals in vugs. The locality has produced many rare micro minerals, and this material has been largely unchecked for nearly 40 years! Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 6cm across at just 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00, with a few larger brutes up to 12cm and up to 125.00, these likely collected by Forrest Cureton many years ago.

REDDINGITE- Hagendorf-Sud, Baveria, Germany
Usually offered as unappealing massive phosphate material, we have a small suite of nicely crystallized reddingite, as translucent microcrystal druses of a pinkish brown color, associated with rockbridgeite and other secondary phosphate minerals. Only a few on hand, about 2 cm each, for only 20.00 each Limit one per order; list alternates.

RHODOCHROSITE with SPHALERITE- Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana
An old-timer comprised of an exposed seam of pink rhodochrosite showing rhombohedral, opaque pink crystals running through a massive, sphalerite-rich matrix, likely intergrown with other sulfides. Ex-Robbe Collection (G.B. Robbe, 1884-1963, pioneer chemist at Bingham mines) which went to Michigan Tech after his death. Overall size about 9x6cm @ 125.00, with Robbe label.

SAL AMMONIAC- Ravat, Tajikistan
Excellent herringboned, spiky rods of crystallized sal ammoniac without matrix, most averaging about 1.5cm tall and up without matrix. Attractive, great locality specimens with superb habits at just 25.00 each for these curious TN-sized groups!.

SANBORNITE- Esquire #1 Mi., Rush Crk, Fresno Co California
Rich, pearly masses of nearly pure, translucent platy sanbornite comprising matrix. Collected over forty years ago, these are exceptionally rich specimens, overall sizes ranging from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ just 8.50, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each.

SANTACLARAITE- nr Mt. Hamilton, Santa Clara Co., California
Pink to tan masses of santaclaraite richly scattered in/on rock matrix. Likely from the type locality Pennsylvania Mine, originally from very old Cureton stock. Specimens range from 2.5cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00 each; a fine and rich 8cm specimen @ 65.00.

SCHULENBERGITE- Ramsbeck, Sauerland, Germany
Pale blue, platy microcrystalline aggregates of this unusual species richly scattered on matrix, all showing fairly rich coverage. Interesting for both the locality and species, matrix sizes from about 2cm to 5cm @ 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

SIDERAZOT- Lagno di Polleno, Vesuvius, Napoli, Italy
Truly one of the more bizarre "freaks of nature", siderazot is an iron nitride (Fe5N2), occurring as silvery metallic to iridescent films covering good portions of a light weight vesicular scoria rock. Considered doubtful by some, these were collected after the 1941 lava flow, which is no longer accessible. Sizes from 3.5cm to 6cm matrix specimens @ 20.00, 35.00, and 55.00; one fine 11x5cm sample @ 125.00.

SKLODOWSKITE- Musonoi, Katanga Province, Dem Rep Congo
Minute, bright yellow glassy crystal sprays of sklodowskite richly scattered on matrix and in seams and vugs of siliceous dolostone. Excellent material from an old lot, all with micro potential as well, and copious coverage! The locality was formerly within Shaba Province of Zaire before the political upheaval and name changes. Moderately hot stuff, matrix sizes from 2cm to 4cm @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00, and 75.00.

SPODUMENE in pegmatite- Bessemer City, Gaston Co., North Carolina
A large pegmatite "chunk" comprised of quartz and albite showing flattened, elongated aggregates of pale greenish-grey spodumene scattered about the piece. Ex-Michigan Tech specimen (#DM11665), quite hefty and measuring about 11x7x6cm @ 55.00. Also suitable for a small doorstop.

TENORITE- Fremont District, Hidalgo Co., New Mexico
From old material collected in the 1960's, we have a small lot of black dendritic tenorite well scattered on hard rock matrix, some with minor secondary copper staining evident as well. These were erroneously believed to be Mn-oxides, but EDS showed them to be rather interesting, fern like flattened growths of tenorite! Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 7cm across @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

THOMSONITE etc.- Drain, Douglas Co., Oregon
Large vugs in greenish basaltic matrix are filled with pink to white coarsely bladed thomsonite richly lining the cavities, occasionally with later-forming mesolite needles as well. Old stock, collected by Ted Morley in the 1960s, likely from the old Whipple Quarry, with specimens ranging in size from 2.5cm to 8cm across @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each, many with micro potential as well.

TROLLEITE- Champion Mine, Mono Co., California
This anhydrous aluminum phosphate occurs here as pale blue masses richly scattered in quartz matrix, occasionally with darker masses of minor scorzalite. Old material recently uncovered in our warehouse, with specimens ranging in size from small 1.5cm chips to hefty 9cm hand specimens @ 5.00, 15.00, 30.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

COLLECTIONS

TEXAS METEORITE COLLECTION- Various Localities in Texas
From our extensive meteorite stock, we are offering a super collection of twelve different Texas meteorite specimens! All are professionally prepared slices with one face polished, and individual weights will range from about 7 grams up to 25 grams or more, sizes from about 2.5cm to 5cm or larger, total weight in excess of 185 grams. No overweight irons here, but stony-irons only, at least four or five different types, all individually labeled, valued at over $1150.00, our net price: $895.00 plus shipping! Limit one per customer.

FOSSILS

FOSSIL ECHONOID - SEA URCHIN- Mepygurus depressus, Madagascar
Excellent, polished hemispheres of these classic five-pointed star sea urchins (species is mepygurus depressus), showing soft shades of brown and tan with well-defined form and all highly polished. Jurassic in age, these range from about 145 to 210 million years old, most about 6cm across at just 20.00 each. Limit one per order, please!

GEMS

GREEN AMETHYST- Brazil
Excellent, transparent pale green faceted quartz, typically called "greened amethyst" or "praisolite" in the trade. The color is a result of slow heat-treating pale amethyst, much of which will turn a pleasing orange-yellow citrine, but occasionally selected stones will be turned a pale green color! We have a small supply of free-form faceted gems of this delicate color, most ranging from 5 carats to over 20 carats in size, all fully transparent and damage-free, at just 4.00 per carat in single stones; just tell us the approximate carat weight you want, and we'll select the nearest size gem. SPECIAL: bargain priced lots in assorted shapes at 50 carats for just 150.00 per lot, a 25% savings!

SAPPHIRE COLOR COLLECTION- Sri Lanka
From the depths of our gemstone stock, we have assembled a few sets of five different colored sapphires, most in good quality oval facetted stones, all eye clean and showing distinctive colors, typically showing pink, pale green, blue, orange and yellow hues. This quality normally sells in the $300 to $400 per carat range, but we are blowing them out at about $100 a carat, with our five stone assortments ranging from approximately 2.5 to 3.0 carats per lot at just 250.00, 275.00 and 300.00 per boxed set! Add these excellent, gemmy stones to your gem collection at a great bargain price! Only six sets available and all subject to prior sale.

ODDITIES

INSECTS in AMBER- 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 1cm to 2cm long, and are only 20.00, 25.00, 30.00 and 40.00 each, depending on size and the quality of the bug and the amber!

CATALOG 21403 - Vol. XLI, No. 3

ALUMINITE- Newhaven, East Sussex, England
White chalky masses of cauliflower shaped nodules of aluminite, some with minor matrix. From one of the better known localities for the species, these are old specimens collected many years ago. Nodule sizes range from about 2.5cm to nearly 5cm across @ 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

BARAHONAITE-(Fe)- Dolores Mine, Pastrana, Murcia, Spain
This complex hydrated Ca-Cu-Fe arsenate occurs as minute, yellowish green scales and crusts scattered on matrix, typically associated with excellent, deep green hemispheres of micro conichalcite and possibly other species. The Fe-analog of barahonaite-(Al), these are from the type (and only!) locality, most with modest micro potential, overall sizes ranging from about 1.5cm to 2.2cm @ 50.00 and 65.00 each, depending on quality.

BORNITE- Bor, Bor-Majdanpek Mining District, Serbia
A large, solid mass of dark bluish-black bornite, so thick that is displays its subconchoidal fracture over much of its surface. The bornite mass sits over a vein of tarnished pyrite/pyrrhotite-rich sulfides that run through the base rock matrix. An old and excellent, large ore sample from this historic locality that produced over 50 different mineral species, including many copper-sulfides and arsenides. The specimen measures about 12x11x8cm and weighs nearly 7 pounds(!!), only one available @ 250.00.

BRUNOGEIERITE- Tsumeb, Namibia
Extremely tiny, nearly black mass of this exceptionally rare Fe-Ge oxide without matrix, presented here as a homogeneous speck in a small vial. Type locality, of course, exceptionally rare, only two available @ 125.00 each. List alternates!

CALCITE var: Iceland Spar- Gouveia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
We recently uncovered a small lot of these water-clear Brazilian Iceland Spar specimens, all showing excellent double refraction in the matrix-free rhombic cleavages. Specimens with a distinctly yellow hue average about 2.5cm on edge @ 5.00 each, while larger, colorless rhoms average about 4cm on edge at 15.00 each. Neat stuff!

CARNOTITE- Jo Dandy Mine, Montrose Co., Colorado
Bright yellow microscopic balls and veinlets of carnotite richly cattered over pale grey, quartz-rich matirx, Virtually all of these have rather attractive micro gypsum crystals scattered about as well, and these will make interesting micros. Specimens range from 2.5cm to 5cm @ just 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each; a few larger to 7cm+ @ 45.00 each, all with a copy of our confirming analysis.

CARROLLITE- Kolwezi, Shaba Province, Dem Rep Congo
Brilliantly metallic, silvery grey octahedrally modified crystals and aggregates of carrollite perched in and on dolomite matrix, occasionally with calcite rhombs and/or other minor sulfides present. Crystals range in size from a few millimeters to nearly a centimeter across, matrix sizes from about 4cm to 5cm @ 50.00 to 65.00 each, or as a large hand specimen of white dolomitic calcite showing a 4cm long seam of silvery aggregates of carrollite, and a second vug disclosing the dinged edge of a 2cm (!!!) crystal(!!), overall about 8x7cm @ just 125.00. One only!

CARYOCHROITE- Umbozero Mine, Alluaiv Mt., Kola, Russia
Another relatively rare 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.

CORNETITE- L'Etoile Mine, Lumbubashi, Shaba, Dem Rep of Congo
Type locality specimens of brilliant, electric blue cornetite druses scattered on matrix, some with botryoidal chrysocolla or minute, glassy-green libethenite micro crystals (EDS confirmed). Beautiful material, some with minor malachite or potentially other species. Sizes range from about 3cm to 8cm across at only 20.00, 35.00, 50.00, 65.00 and 90.00 each. Type locality material and excellent pieces, all very attractive under the scope from the former country of Zaire!

CRYPTOMELANE- Reaphook Hill, nr. Blinman, S.A., Australia
Rich botryoidal knobs of brownish black cryptomelane richly scattered in and on matrix, some with occasional phosphates and other oxides. Good representative specimens for this normally ugly mineral from a reasonably famous Australia locality, matrix sizes from 3cm to 8cm across @ 10.00, 25.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

DIAMOND- Northern Cape Province, Rep So Africa
A rather large (15.1 carats!!) but ugly rough diamond, here as a somewhat greasy-looking, grey cubic mass without matrix. The stone has both the adamantine luster but still greasy outward appearance, something that led us to analytically confirm that, yes, it is a diamond despite its significantly large size. Only one available, accompanied by the confirming analysis, size is a rectangular 15x11x8 mm stone @ just 1100.00, less than 75.00 a carat!

EPIDOTE- near Pampa Blanca, Huancavelica, Peru
The last of an old supply of well formed terminated crystals of epidote, free of matrix. These dark green, nearly opaque crystals are found as sprays and singles of prismatic epidote crystals with nicely defined sharp terminations. Singles and groups from 2 cm to 4 cm, competatively priced at 7.50, 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00 each, depending on quality and size.

FLUOR-BUERGERITE- Mexquitic, Sam Luis Potosi, Mexico
A recently redefined tourmaline species, here as bronze to brown, somewhat chatoyant crystals, either as small sections with minor matrix (4mm to 10mm) @ 15.00, 20.00 and 25.00 each; or as TN specimens with a few tiny crystals, overall ~2cm @ 35.00.

FLUORKYUYGENITE (IMA# 2013-042)- Hatrurim Basin, Negev Desert, Israel
One of several NEW SPECIES discovered here, fluorkyuygenite occrs as colorless microscopic aggregates sparsely scattered in larnite matrix, often with other species. Formula: Ca12Al14O32[(H2O)4F2], isometric, IMA #2013-042, a new member of the mayenite group. We have a few superbly documented specimens that include full WDS chemistry, a color image and a pair of SEM photos as well. Co-type specimens in polished sections averaging 1cm+ @ 295.00 each. List alternates!

FLUORMAYENITE (IMA# 2013-019)- Jebel Harmun, Judea Desert, Israel
Another NEW SPECIES recently approved, these as tiny colorless grains in larnite matrix, intimately associated with ye'elimite and other phases. Formula: Ca12Al14O32F2, isometric, IMA #2013-019, another new member of the mayenite group. These are author's holotype material, prepared as small polished sections and accompanied by full chemistry, color image and a pair of SEM photos as well, only two available, @ 285.00 each.

GALENA- Viburnum Trend, Renyolds Co., Missouri
Old stock from the Scott Williams inventory, these are small (1cm) mounted galena specimens in shallow black-base TN boxes, with all samples showing good cube and/or octahedrally modified cubic crystals with little or no matrix. Many of these are also suitable for neat micro's as well. We have about a dozen of these cuties, offered inexpensively for just 4.00 each from this classic lead-producing district.

GOETHITE ps @ SIDERITE w/RUTILE- Yates Brook Farm, Shelby, North Carolina
A unique specimen, obtained many years ago from our original supplier of the excellent micro anatase crystals that occur here. The specimen shows several rhombs (largest to 3cm on edge) of siderite completely replaced by brown, solid goethite, among which are scattered numberous small rods of deep red rutile (sparse on the top, prolific on the bottom of the piece) along with minor quartz crystals as well. Collected probably in the 1960s or earlier, overall size about 6x5cm @ 185.00. One only!

GYPSUM "Desert Rose"- Sahara Desert, Ouargla Province, Algeria
These are interesting, well formed desert roses from an uncommon locality in the Sahara Desert, formed by interlocking tabular crystals of pale brown gypsum to several centimeters across. Rather attractive and undamaged intergrown roses, overall group sizes averaging 5cm to 6cm long @ just 15.00 each. Neat locality and pleasing to look at!

GYPSUM variety SELENITE- Lake Bumbunga, Lochiel, S.A., Australia
These are transparent, stout gypsum crystals without matrix, most showing interesting twins and intergrowths of two crystals, and often with brownish hour-glass inclusions evident as well. Interesting and reasonably attractive specimens, sizes from about 2.5cm to 4cm across @ just 8.50, 15.00 and 20.00 each.

HALITE (Blue!)- Lea Mine, Carlsbad, Eddy Co., New Mexico
Attractive material collected many years ago, here as transparent to translucent halite masses showing clear to dark blue to purple coloration! The color is caused long exposure to the low-grade radiation within the potash deposit and is unique for this material. The material was from National Potash Company property, 1700' level, 10th. Zone, mined long ago! Specimens from about 2cm up to 3cm @ 7.50, 10.00 and 15.00 each; a couple of handsome 7cm+ specimens on hand @ 125.00 each with unique color!

MARSHALLSUSSMANITE (2013-067)- Wessels Mine, Kalahari, N. Cape Prov Rep Sou
This NEW SPECIES occurs as delicate, pale pink aggregates, from this famous manganese deposit, these without matrix. Formula: NaCaMnSi3O8(OH), triclinic, a new member of the pectolite group with approved IMA #2013-067. Author's material, small boxed specimens, quite pure, averaging about 5mm across @ just 55.00 each.

MESOLITE- Pune District, Maharashtra, India
Transparent elongated rod-like crystals of analytically confirmed mesolite in radiating sheaves varying from 3cm to 6cm tall and largely comprising matrix. There is much confusion and mis-identification of fibrous zeolites, particularly those of the natrolite-mesolite-scolecite varying compositional ranges between Na and Ca. This is largely a result of their similarity in appearance and often confusing, apparent symmetry similarities between the orthorhombic and pseudotetragonal crystals. Recently uncovered in our warehouse from some long-forgotten purchase, these are attactive and relatively inexpensive, each sample accompanied by a copy of our analytical work, with specimens ranging from about 5cm to 9cm across @ just 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each. Nice!

NATROLITE- Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey
From the famous find in the 1970s, we have recently acquired a huge stash of these unique natrolite crystals, all without matrix, and many with tiny druses of heulandite scattered on the crystal faces. All are stout single crystals, typically in an approximate 6:1 length to width ratio and square cross-section. Selected specimens from a large lot, crystal sizes range from about 4cm to 10cm (!!) tall, offered @ just 8.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. Old stuff! A few larger: inquire, and dealer inquires invited for lots of 50 or more specimens..

NAUMANNITE- Ken Snyder Mine, Elko Co., Nevada
This uncommon silver-selenide phase occurs as thin, dark grayish masses and crudely crystalline veins running through quartz matrix, occasionally with micro sulfides as well. Good reference material, EDS-confirmed, specimens from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each.

PECTOLITE- Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey
From a large hoard of older specimens collected between 1950 and 1980, we have a good selection of white, radiating pectolite specimens, some with minor rock matrix or associated minor prehenite or other species. The radiating sheaves and hemispheres can stretch up to 5cm or more across, and these are fairly attractive. Warning: sticky little needles are a devil to get out of your fingers! Good specimens ranging in size from about 3cm up to 8cm @ just 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

PETALITE- Uto, Sodermanland, Sweden
An unusual locality specimen of petalite. From older material, ex-E.W. Heinrich collection and Michigan Mining College matreial, consisting of crystalline petallite bound by cleavages, and with a tan to greyish white color, sometimes with a few internal plays of color resembling a Schiller effect when trimmed. Sizes range from 3cm to 6cm across @ 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each. Similar material from the Tanco pegmatite in Canada, XRD confirmed, is also on hand at same size/price ranges.

PSEUDOBOLEITE- Santa Catalina Mine, Sierra Gorda, Chile
Minute, electric blue druses of this uncommon mineral richly scattered over rock matrix. The specimens show good color and vitreous flashes from the drusy crystalline coverage that extends over much of each matrix specimen. From an older lot, specimens from about 1.5cm to nearly 5cm across offered at just 7.50, 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each, some of the better samples with modest micro potential as well.

QUARTZ var: "AGATE CONCHAS"- Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Uncovered in the new warehouse, these are likely mid-1970s vintage that show greyish chalcedony bodies, often with drusy clear quartz centers, the shapes looking much like (forgive me) little rounded ears or conch shells. Rather flat, odd little things, sizes average about 2cm across at just 4.00 each, a few larger to 4cm @ 8.50; one 6cm @ 15.00. A strange addition to your quartz collection!

SAZHINITE-(Ce)- Ariskop Quarry, Windhoek District, Namibia
This moderately rare hydrated Na-Ce-silicate occurs as grayish white, micro glassy crystals, appearing in typical "broadsword" habit in vugs, often with broze-brown tuperssuatsiaite and occasionally other species. Fairly large matrix specimens, superior to the Russian type material, these will yield good micromount when trimmed. Specimen sizes from 2cm up to 6cm @ 60.00, 80.00 and 100.00 each, depending on quality and associations.

SCORODITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
From our research material used for the June, 2012 Mineral News article on the Black Pine Mine, we have a selected a small supply of scorodite specimens from this prolific locality. This interesting arsenate occurs as tiny micro crystals with a barely perceptible blue hue (much like Magagascar celestine), typically perched in vugs of massive quartz matrix with scattered sulfides, sometimes associated with beudantite, carminite or other species. Select specimens, most with micro potential, matrix sizes from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 12.50, 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each, depending on quality and associations.

SHIROKSHINITE- Kirovskii Mine, Kukisvumchorr Mt., Russia
From the type locality for this Khibiny rarity, we have obtained a few excellent matrix samples of this new fairly mica with octahedral Na! The mineral occurs as 1mm-3mm yelllowish to white pearly scales in a sodalite-natrolite matrix. Far superior to the tiny amount of material we secured some years ago, these range from 1.5cm to nearly 4.5cm across at 65.00, 95.00, and 125.00 each, or a few capsules available @ 55.00 each.

SIDERITE/GOETHITE ps COPROLITE- Mahajanga Region, Madagascar
For those really strange curiosity collectors 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.

SPESSARTINE in MUSCOVITE- Wiseman Mine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina
Glassy red, flattened spessartine garnet frozen in thin sections of silvery, translucent muscovite. The garnets are typically small and their restrained growth as flattened pods makes them of special interest, and we have a few specimens ranging in size from about 6cm to 10cm across @ 25.00 and 45.00 each.

SPURRITE (lavender!)- South Sister's Peak, Luna Co., New Mexico
Pale lavender colored massive spurrite largely comprising matrix. Specimens show occasional white, somewhat chalky spots of merwinite (?), and the spurrite is noted for its unusual, non-polysynthetic twinning on (205) observed in thin section. When in combination with the more common (001) polysynthetic twinning, cyclic twins are observed. Old Ward's material, specimen sizes average about 5cm across @ just 20.00 each.

TETRAHEDRITE (Argentian)- Kellogg, Shoshone Co., Idaho
Rich greyish metallic masses of silver-rich tetrahedrite scattered in pale brown siderite matrix. Our analytical confirmation shows approximately 9.4 wt% Ag substituting for copper, but this is insufficent to be categorized as freibergite, the silver-dominant species also known from the district. Specimens are old Ward's material, sizes averaging 2.5cm to 4.5cm @ just 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each, with a copy of our analytical work.

TREMOLITE (Fluorescent)- Franklin Quarry, Franklin, Sussex Co New Jersey
Collected sometime in the early 1970s, tremolite occurs here as small, white bladed aggregates lightly scattered in matrix. The tremolite is best distingusihed by its brightly fluorescent (blue-white under SW UV) nature. Only a few available, matrix sizes from about 3cm to 6cm across @ just 10.00 and 20.00 each.

"TURGITE" over KYANITE- Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia
Weird specimens, collected in the 1960s by Ted Morely of Piedmont Minerals, all showing densely aggregated plates of intergrown kyanite blades that are consistently and completely coated by iridescent brown "turgite", an ill-defined mixture of hematite and goethite. The iridescent colors are mostly blues, greens and purple shades, and they add an unreal appearance to these otherwise complex specimens. We located a total of nine large specimens in our warehouse, sizes ranging from about 6cm to 10cm across @ just 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each. Old-time stuff, and larger ones are fairly heavy!

TYUYAMUNITE- Jo Dandy Mine, Montrose Co., Colorado
Despite their visual simialrite to the carnotites from the same locality (see earlier in this list), the lack of associated gypsum, different underlying matrix and slightly more greenish yellow color prompted analytcal checking that confirmed these as tyuyamunite rather than carnotite. Specimens show rich coverage of micro aggregates, sizes from 2.5cm to 5cm at just 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each; a few larger to 8+CM @ 50.00, all with a copy of our confirming analysis.

WILLEMITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
We've sorted through hundreds of pounds of willemite and selected a handful of choice, greyish white to pale willemite specimens that show superb, brilliant green fluorescence under SW UV, all in nicely isolated, thick bands in ore. One of the more desirable willemite habits in good hand specimens in franklinite ore. Old stuff, choice hand specimens in the 6cm to 10cm size range at just 35.00 and 55.00 each.

EPHEMERA

CRYSTALLOGRAPHY COVERS - Postmarked January 1, 2014 New York City
This year is the International Year of Crystallography, and we have had a number of exclusive, commemorative covers prepared. All have been postmarked by the US Postal Service with a special New York Mineralogical Club postmark of January 1, 2014 in New York City, and each envelope shows the Club's logo and the IYC logo in red as well. Most covers are franked with a variety of mineral-related stamps as listed here:

Item 1a and 1b: Cover franked with a 2013 Medal of Honor stamp @ 5.00 each (There are two different covers available.)
Item 2: Shows the 1974 (10 cent) U.S. diamond-shaped block of 4 different mineral stamps, plus an old (6 cent) stamp @ 7.50 per cover
Item 2a: A set of four different item #2 covers @ 25.00 per set (save 5.00)
Item 3: Shows one of the second group (29 cent) of U.S. mineral stamps, accompanied by a 17 cent stamp @ 6.00 each
Item 3a: One of each of item #3 (all 4 different) @ 20.00 per set -save 4.00!
Item 4: One 2013 coal miner stamp @ 6.00 each
Item 5: One specially produced Nikischerite stamp with one 10 cent mineral stamp @ 7.50 each
Item 5a: Set of four different Item #5s @ 25.00-save 5.00!
Item #6: A complete set of all of the above, a total of 15 different covers @ just 75.00!
Color images will be on our website soon and in the April issue of Mineral News!

COMING NEXT MONTH: Enroute to us are specimens of several new species, including zadovite, vapnikite, ardaite, nabimusaite and more. Stay tuned!

CATALOG 21402 - Vol. XLI, No. 2

ANDALUSITE (red)- Bastnas Mines, Riddarhyttan, Sweden
An unusual occurrence for an otherwise ubiquitous mineral, andalusite occurs here as dull red flattened masses lightly scattered in hard mica-schist matrix. The material was collected some years ago by the late Claus Hedegaard, and we have recently analytically confirmed these while searching for rare Ce and La phases from this prolific locality. Relatively large but ugly samples, sizes from about 5cm to 10cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each, with copy of our EDS spectra included.

ARSENTSUMEBITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
Small but colorful chartreuse-green micros of arsentsumebite lightly scattered on quartz or in vugs, occasionally with mimetite and possibly other phases. Uncommon at the locality, this arsenate analog of tsumebite was further described in the Mineral News article of June, 2012 (the color issue is available @ 6.00 per copy. Postpaid in the US). Only a few specimens on hand, sizes range from about 1cm to 3cm across @ just 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each, depending on quality and coverage.

BARBOSALITE w/ PHOSPHOSIDERITE- Cigana Mine, Conselheiro Pena, M.G., Brazil
Recently discovered small specimens consistenting of rich aggregates of small, black, pseudo-cubic crystals of barbosalite with small needles and/or spherules of pale lilac to beige phosphosiderite on matrix, typically over dark altered triphylite or reddish cavernous hureaulite. An interesting assemblage with fairly good micro potential for the species, overall sizes from about 1.3cm to 2.4cm @ 30.00 and 45.00 each. Only five specimens available!

BARITE "ROSE"- nr. Norman, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma
The classic barite "rose" formations from the Lake Thunderbird area, here as brick-red radiating plates of sand-encrusted barite, all showing the pleasing rose-petal habits, as individual rosettes or as unusual larger intergrown groups of rosettes without matrix. Attractive samples, overall sizes range from about 3cm up to 7cm @ 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each. One large 11cm group @ 65.00; list alternates!

CARBOBORITE in SAKHAITE- Titovskoe, Polar Yakutia, Siberia, Russia
This rare mineral occurs here in the Tas-Khayakhtakh range as rich crusts of water-clear and lustrous tiny crystals lightly scattered over borate rock composed primarily of colorless to greyish-white granular sakhaite, often with tiny black acicular needles and rosettes of ludwigite as well. Only the third documented locality in the world for this rare species, here in excellent association with sakhaite from its type locality, only a few on hand, sizes from about 1.5cm to 2.5cm across @ 125.00 and 165.00 each.

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 a new discovery in 2011, we have only a few 2.5cm-3.5cm specimens on hand, offered at just 45.00 and 55.00 each! Get them while you can!

DAVIDITE-(La)- Radium Hill, Olary, S.A., Australia
Black, vitreous to resinous masses of davidite-(La) in and on matrix, these quite rich and from the type locality, some with minor yellow carnotite. Matrix sizes from 1.5cm to nearly 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

FERRI-GHOSEITE- Tirodi Mines, Balaghat District, India
Another redefined amphibole species that continues to add to the growing complexity of approved amphiboles appearing in the literature. The mineral appears as somewhat fibrous to radiating masses of pale tan to orange-hued color lightly scattered on black, granular braunite matrix. Chemically noted as a sodium--manganese-iron-magnesium monoclinic amphibole. Type locality specimens range from about 2.5cm to nearly 6cm across @ 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each. Get one before the name changes!

FUENZALIDAITE in NITRATINE- Mina Soledad, Pozo Almonte, Chile
Pale yellow, microscopic masses of this rare iodate-sulfate mineral well scattered in white, crystalline niter matrix. The locality is in the Pampa del Tamarugal district and is only the third (?) reported locality for the species. We have only a few of these rich specimens, ranging from about 3cm to 6cm across @ 35.00, 55.00 and 85.00 each.

GALENA with QUARTZ etc.- Joplin, Tri-State Dist., Jasper Co., Missouri
A neat miniature that shows an elongated and singly terminated, frosted quartz crystal (~2.5cm tall) protruding from a nicely crystallized galena matrix, showing a perfectly trigonal outline of a second detached crystal remnant as well. Careful examination under the scope shows delicate black sulfide balls along the base of the quartz and climbing up along several prism faces, as well as tiny pyrite, marcasite, sphalerite etc. evident as well. Originally acquired in October, 1967, an attractive, fine miniature specimen about 3.5cm x 3cm @ just 40.00.

HOCHELAGEITE- Mont St Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
White silky masses of this rare mineral scattered on tiny matrix specimens, here from the Poudrette Quarry, the type locality for the species. Only a few old samples available, from small fragment in a capsule to 2cm across @ 15.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 65.00 each. List alternates!

HOLDENITE- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey
This uncommon mineral occurs as thin, bright pink seams running through red willemite ore matrix, typically under a thin film of bronze-colored kraisslite on larger samples. Small masses of several millimeters @ 20.00, a few matrix specimens from 1.5cm to 5x3cm @ 45.00, 75.00 and 150.00 each.

HYDROMAGNESITE on SERPENTINE - Spring Street, Staten Island, New York
Rich white spherules and sprays of hydromagnesite nicely scattered on green serpentine matrix, from a fine New York City locality. These were collected in the late 1960s to early 1970s during the construction of a housing project. Some of these may show a subdued yellowish-blue FL response in both LW and SW as well. The locality is also well-known for artinite which is occasionally associated here as elongated, needle-like crystals. Specimen sizes range from about 4cm to 8cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

KAATIALAITE- Nieder-Beerbach, Odenwald, Hesse, Germany
Relatively pure, greyish-white masses of this uncommon mineral comprising matrix. Old material recently uncovered here and obtained more than 30 years ago, we offer a pure fragment in a vial @ 25.00, or as large samples reaching nearly 2.5cm @ 75.00 each. List alternates!

KAERSUTITE- Kaersut, Umanadsfjord, Greenland
Brown platy masses of this amphibole mineral nicely scattered in greyish white rock matrix, here from the rarely offered TYPE LOCALITY for the species. Only a few small thumbnails available, averaging about 1.5cm @ 25.00 each. Classic!

KARPATITE- nr. Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California
Excellent, elongated bright yellow needle-like crystals and aggregates of fluorescent karpatite scattered on matrix, occasionally with minor quartz or other species. Some with micro potential and all quite representative for this unusual hydrocarbon species. Matrix sizes from about 2cm to nearly 5cm @ 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

KIDWELLITE- near Valmy, Humboldt Co., Nevada
This unusual phosphate occurs as small, olive-green balls and botryoidal masses scattered over hard rock matrix, occasionally with other phosphates. An interesting locality for the species, most with micro potential, generous sizes from 3cm to 7cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

LAMMERITE- Abundancia Mine, Guanaco, Chile
A new find of this extremely rare mineral, here occurring as surprisingly rich, dark green micro crystals and aggregates richly scattered in matrix, occasionally with other species. We've XRD-confirmed this material, specimens from about 2cm up to nearly 8cm across (!!) @ 30.00, 45.00, 75.00, 100.00, and 150.00 each!

LAMMERITE-BETA (IMA #2009-002)- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
This relatively 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 average about 1.2cm across @ 140.00 each

LAUTITE- Lauta, Marienberg, Erzgebirge, Germany
Type locality material comprised of small (~1cm) fragments of this uncommon CuAsS mineral as massive aggregates lightly scattered in matrix. Old Cureton material and only a few samples on hand @ 45.00 each. List alternates!

LINARITE with ANGLESITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
As described in the June, 2012 issue of Mineral News, this is the first (and only) find of the species at he prolific Black Pine, here as extremely tiny laths and aggregates sparsely scattered in and on transparent to translucent anglesite, occasionally with minor malachite, mimetite etc. Only a few specimens known, sizes from about 1cm to 3cm across @ 25.00 and 40.00 each. List alternates!

MANGANO-MANGANI-UNGARETTIITE- Hoskins Mine, nr. Grenfell, NSW, Australia
This rare species, an unusual Mn-rich alkali amphibole, occurs as dark red, fine grained masses in matrix. Approximate formula: NaNa2(Mn2+2Mn3+3(Si8O22)O2, offered as small but quite rich sliced sections ranging in size from 1cm fragments up to 3.5cm @ 45.00, 75.00, 120.00 and 175.00 each. Type locality, of course! And don't you just love the amphibole nomenclature? Say it fast, three times!

MESOLITE- Faroe Islands Archipelago, Denmark
This old and well-formed specimen is comprised of off-white, densely aggregated radiating needles with a distictive satin-like luster and little discernable matrix. The precise locality is possibly from Streymoy Island in the archipelago that lies about midway between Iceland and Norway but is now a self-governing country within Denmark's sphere of influence. The sample is accompanied by an old Michigan College of Mines label (1897-1926), as well as one from the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum. Overall size about 6x4cm @ just 40.00.

NADORITE- Langban, Varmland, Sweden
Modest specimens for the locality, consisting of sulfur-yellow masses of nadorite scattered in typical manganiferous matrix. The specimens are from old material collected many years ago, priced according to overall size and richness, averaging 3cm to nearly 5cm across @ 75.00, 100.00 and 125.00 each.

NICKENICHITE- Nickenich, Lacher See, Eifel, Germany
Minute fragments showing tiny, dull pale blue aggregates of this relatively new Na-Ca-Cu (Mg,Fe,Al) arsenate perched on matrix. Quite rare and available only as small specimens from 5mm to 15mm @ 35.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each.

NIKISCHERITE- Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruro, Bolivia
This species occurs as georgian green (RHS#139B) plates to several millimeters stacked in radiating balls up to 1cm, occasionally with minor matrix, here from the type locality, of course! IMA #2001-039, formula: NaFe6^2+Al3(SO4)2(OH)18.12(H2O) - the iron analog of shigaite, and named for Excalibur's founder and owner, yours truly. Moderately attractive for a new species, and each specimen is accompanied by a signed A.J. Nikischer label and copy of our confirming analysis. Specimen sizes from about 6mm to nearly 1.7cm @ 75.00, 95.00, 120.00 and 150.00 each, priced according to quality, not size. Only a handful of specimens available! Current availability: 2-3mm @ 75.00; 5mm group @ 125.00; one 3cm matrix group @ 450.00. All subject to prior sale.

PETALITE- Karibib, Erongo, Namibia
Unusual PINK petallite in largely pure masses comprising matrix. The region is the type locality for karibibite, and petalite, an uncommon Li-Al-silicate, from this district has been known for many years but not widely available. Only a few samples on hand, sizes ranging from 2cm up to 5cm across @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each.

PYROXMANGITE- Sunnyside M, Silverton, San Juan Co Colorado
Pleasing, bright pink, fine-grained masses of pyroxmangite are richly scattered in and often completely comprising matrix, occasionally with small specks of galena and possibly other phases. Old material from this famous and prolific mine, specimens from about 2.5cm to 7cm @ 10.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. A few larger (9-10cm) with a face cut @ 55.00 each.

QUARTZ- Crystal Hill, Monroe Co., Pennsylvania
Water-clear, slender and elongated quartz crystals without matrix, these singly terminated from this obscure locality. Sam Gordon briefly mentioned the occurrence in his 1922 book, The Mineralogy of Pennsylvania, but I have seen few specimens from the locality. From an old university collection, clean crystals from about 1.6cm to nearly 3.5cm tall @ 5.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each, or a lot of three different @ 25.00. Rare locality!

QUARTZ pseudo @ GYPSUM- nr. Crawford, Dawes Co., Nebraska
Odd rosettes of bladed gypsum replaced by quartz, all without matrix and forming weird rosettes similar to the well-known gypsum roses. Interesting pseudomorphs from an excellent and unique locality, sizes from 2.5cm to 5cm @ 25.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each, one exceptional 7x5cm specimen @ 75.00.

SERPIERITE- Otona Mine, Heroica Caborca, Sonora, Mexico
Sky blue crusts of serpierite well-scattered on matrix, representative for the species. Good locality material collected many years ago from this uncommon locality. Old Cureton inventory recently uncover, specimens range in size from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

SILVER variety AURIAN SILVER- Elura Mine, Cobar, NSW, Australia
This well-known locality has produced some spectacular silver specimens, and this lot includes a wide range of habits of matrix-free native silver. Our SEM?EDS analysis indicates most of these are aurian silver, with up to 10% gold content (copy of analysis included). Many show elongated spinel twinning, others crude but discreet crystals, wires, herringbone aggregates etc., all quite attractive and delicate. We can offer excellent specimens as boxed micros from 5mm to 1cm @ 10.00 and 25.00 each, or as larger matrix-free groups from 1.5cm to 2.5cm long (!) @ 50.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each. Micromount special: 4 different small boxed mounts in assorted habits @ just 30.00 per lot of 4! Limited availability; list alternates, please!

SWITZERITE w/ ROCKBRIDGEITE- Cigana Mine, Conselheiro Pena, M.G., Brazil
A new but small find of excellent micro switzerite, here as coppery brownish-red to nearly colorless crusts of rhomb-like, lamellar crystals in vugs of deep greenish-black rockbridgeite. Only a very few small specimens with good micro potential on hand, matrix sizes from about 1.2cm to 2cm across @ 35.00 and 55.00 each, depending on quality.

TAKOVITE- Carr-Boyd Nickel Mine, W.A., Australia
Another rarity from this prolific locality, one of only a few reported finds of this nickel member of the hydrotalcite group. Takovite occurs as bright aqua, colorful coatings on rock, occasionally admixed with other Ni-rich phases. Sizes from 2cm to nearly 10cm @ 25.00, 35.00, 65.00 and 125.00 each.

TARBUTTITE- Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe District, Zambia
From the country formerly known as Northern 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 @ 7.50 15.00, 30.00, and 45.00; one large 8x5cm specimen @ 125.00.

TENNANTITE-TERAHEDRITE- Casapalca, Lima Dept., Peru
Sharp tetragonal crystals and aggregates richly scattered over sulfide/quartz crystal matrix, these from very old stock. Our analytical studies of this material have shown the crystals to usually be a border-line compound between these two phases, alternating from antimonian tennantite to arsenian tetrahedrite! Each sample is quite attractive, well crystallized, and will be accompanied by copies of two typical analyses showing the marginal phase boundaries we've discovered. Specimen sizes range from about 4cm to nearly 12cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00, 75.00, 100.00, and 150.00 each, priced according to quality and size. Very nice stuff!

TITANITE with CLINOCHLORE- Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., N.A., Pakistan
Exceptional, apple green gemmy titanite crystals to more then one centimeter tall scattered on the surface of a very dark greenish clinochlore-encrusted feldspar matrix, with the titanite crystals showing unblemished terminations, with twinned crystals evident as well. You've seen small thumbnails of these these at the shows for more than $1000 a specimen, but we have one large, attractive sample from this great find, averaging 8cm long overall(!!), at just 500.00! Don't miss this handsome specimen!

TRONA (CRYSTALS!!!)- Owens Lake, Inyo Co., California
Perhaps the finest trona crystals ever offered, we have a small selection of superbly crystalized, pale honey-colored trona crystal groups on minor matrix, the elongated, somewhat flattened and radiating crystals reaching up to 4cm tall(!!), and all brightly fluorescent (blue/white SW and LW!) as well. Superb for the species, display quality specimens ranging in size from about 4x3cm to 6x5cm, priced according to quality, at 175.00, 250.00, 300.00 each. Wow!

URANINITE- Richardson Mine,Haliburton Co, Ont., Canada
From an old collection, we have several interesting single crystals of uraninite, most without discernable matrix, and all quite hot! These are crude cubes, varying in size from about 1cm to 1.4cm, priced at 75.00 to 100.00 each.

COLLECTION

Siderites- Various Localities Worldwide
There are likely several hundred siderite specimens in our inventory, many from well known as well as obscure localities, with vintages from the late 1800s to the 1970s. We offer a collection of ten different siderite specimens, ranging in size from about 3cm to 5cm across, @ just 125.00 per lot, plus shipping. All will be individually labelled and there will be no locality duplication as well.

EPHEMERA

Iron Ore Separation Tube
A commercial souvenir circa 1947, mailed from a mining company in the Lake Superior region to a collector in New Jersey, comprised of a mining-themed decorated cardboard box that contained a sealed glass tube about 12cm tall. In the tube are about a dozen different pulverized ores of differing colors, noted as "Actual Ore Samples" and nicely layered within the tube that stands upright. The parcel cost 4 cents (partial stamps still attached to the outer box top) to mail. The box is worn, but is a rather unique mining souvenir of the iron mining industry with interesting mining graphics inside and out. This item was pictured and described in the February, 2014 issue of Mineral News. Overall size about 16x7x4cm @ 55.00. One only!

GEM

BLUE DIAMONDS- Enhanced Stones from the Republic of South Africa
These are faceted, round diamonds, all averaging about 5mm across and weighing in excess of a half carat each, and all have been enhanced (via irradiation methods) to produce a highly desirable blue stone. These are attractive and priced far below what a similarly hued natural stone would sell for, these offered at just 125.00 each, suitable for both fine jewelry as well as a collectible diamond. Only a few available!

CATALOG 21401 - Vol. XLI, No. 1

AUSTINITE (TL)- Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah
Uncovered in our move, a treasure trove of excellent, type-locality austinite specimens, here as delicate radiating sprays of reyish-green micro crystals richly scattered on hard limonitic matrix, many overlaying brownish arseniosiderite. These will provide handsome cabinet specimens as well as excellent micros, and we have a good selection of specimens ranging in size from 2.5cm up to 12cm across(!!), priced according to size and coverage at 7.50, 15.00, 30.00, 55.00, 75.00 and 100.00. Superb, old type locality material!

BORNITE with CHALCOPYRITE- Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., Colorado
Small metallic masses of dark bluish-black bornite lightly scattered in quartz matrix, most with brassy chalcopyrite and possibly other ore minerals evident. Interesting reference specimens from this old and prolific locality. Sizes average about 4cm @ just 12.50 each.

BYKOVAITE- Umbozero Mine, Alluaiv, Lovozero, Russia
This relatively new species occurs as small, pale brown to creamy white crystalline masses lightly scattered on pale purple ussingite matrix, some with minor yellowish sphalerite. From our original 2004 supply from the author, recently uncovered, formula: BaNa(Na,Ti,[])4(Ti,Nb)2Si4O14(OH,F)4*3H2O. Found here (TYPE LOCALITY) within the Shkatulka pegmatite in the mine, only a few samples available averaging about 0.8cm to nearly 3cm @ 75.00, 100.00, 125.00 and 150.00 each. Limit one per customer, please!

CALCITE - Turquoise Ridge Mine, Adam Peak, Nevada
Colorless, well formed calcite crystals as small groups or singles, some of the larger samples nicely scattered over admixed, shale matrix, most overlaying aggregates of massive, red realgar. Under magnification, small bits of an unidentified black mineral inclusion are often seen within some calcite crystals. Only a few TNs @ 10.00 each; matrix samples about 8cm across @ 55.00. List alternates!

CAMARONESITE (IMA# 2012-094)- Cuya, Camarones Valley, Arica Prov., Chile
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute lavender druses and massive intergrowths on matrix, typically intergrown in an assemblage of copiapite, anhydrite, botryogen etc. in a metamorphosed shale with minor pyrite evident. Formula: [Fe3+(H2O)2(PO3OH)]2(SO4)*1-2H2O, trigonal, IMA # 2012-094. This new ferric iron phosphate-sulfate is structurally related to taranakite. Only a few specimens on hand, all author's material, sizes averaging 2.5cm to 4cm across @ 55.00 and 75.00 each,

CLINOZOISITE- Cornog, Wallace Twnshp., Chester Co. Pennsylvania
An old classic, ex-F. Mecke Collection, comprised of numerous flattened crystals of greenish brown clinozoisite to 3cm long richly scattered in and extending from calcite matrix. Many of the clinozoisite crystals show excellent vitreous luster on the exposed prism faces, and the specimen is likely 1960s vintage or earlier. Only one available, overall size about 9x9 cm @ 125.00. Great locality piece!

CONICHALCITE- Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah
Attractive and colorful, rich green botryoidal conichalcite scattered on matrix, some with minor quartz. These are quite good for the locality, collected many years ago and recently uncovered in our warehouse. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 5cm @ 5.00, 12.50, 20.00 and 30.00 each, a few larger uncleaned specimens to 10cm @ 40.00. Nice stuff!

COVELLITE- Dillenburg, Hesse, Germany
A very old specimen, the original Michigan Tech cardboard label indicating the locality was in Nassau, a principality that once included large parts of Hesse and Rheinland-Palatinate. Today, Hesse is the proper region for old Dillenburg samples, and this one shows a solid metallic masses of admixed covellite, chalcopyrite, quartz and likely other metallic minerals, with flashes of electric blue evident from the planar faces of the covellite. An interesting and old specimen, size about 5x4cm @ 125.00.
DMISOKOLOVITE (IMA# 2013-079)- Arsenatnaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Russia
The first of three NEW, just-approved copper-rich arsenates from this Kamchatka volcano appearing in this list! The mineral occurs as tiny, bright, bluish green, coarse tabular to dipyramidal crystals to 0.2mm scattered on volcanic scoria matrix, occasionally with other phases and forming crusts to 2mm. Formula: K3Cu5AlO2(AsO4)4- monoclinic, IMA # 2013-079, named for one of the founders of the Russian Mineralogical Society (1817), Dmitry Ivanovich Sokolov (1788-1852). Only a few samples available, type locality, of course, sizes from about 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 145.00 and 175.00 each. Rare!

DOLOMITE & CALCITE w/ MALACHITE- Florence Iron Mine, Florence Co., Wisconsi
A very large specimen comprised of a huge limonitic matrix showing an exposed central vug about 17x12 cm across (!!), fully coated with small, transparent to translucent dolomite blebs coating tiny calcite rhoms, some with an unidentified black mineral coating, and then topped off with several dozen tiny malachite balls that are widely separated and scattered across the vug. Suitable for making a few hundred micros, an impressive doorstop, or the proverbial boat anchor. The dolomite and malachite are previously unknown and the first reported occurrence for this old Menominee Range locality. The specimen was collected almost 20 years ago and was just recently uncovered here, overall size a very impressive 28x20cm, quite heavy, at just 125.00.

EUCHROITE- Libethen, (Lubietova), Slovakia
An old classic for this rare species, here as excellent micro tabular green crystals richly scattered over matrix. The locality, once part of Hungary, then Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia, has long ceased to produce material, and this excellent, older samples measure from 2cm to 5cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

GALENA in QUARTZ- Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., Colorado
Large hand specimens comprised of massive white quartz largely filled with silvery, metallic galena shot throughout, occasionally with minor pale-colored Fe-rich sphalerite or other sulfide minerals, resulting in exceptionally heavy specimens. Sizes average 6cm across @ 30.00 each; one 10cm monster @ 60.00. List alternates.

GRAPHITE- Canaan, Grafton Co., New Hampshire
An old Michigan Tech specimen comprised of dense, massive silvery graphite richly comprising matrix and overlaying a thin, schistose-like matrix. Under the scope, the matrix is rich in phlogopite, a minor glassy rose-colored mineral (quartz, beryl, elbaite ?), and other phases are evident as well. The piece is noted as ex-L.L. Hubbard (1849-1933) and attests to its apparent age. Much of the mineralogy and current locality precision makes this an interesting specimen for further in-depth study, overall size about 10x6cm @ 65.00.

JOTITE (IMA #2012-091)- Jote Mine, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapo Chile
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, pale blue, radiating aggregates and crusts sparsely scattered on greyish-white rock matrix. Formula: Ca2CuAl[AsO4][AsO3(OH)2](OH02(h2O5) - triclinic, IMA # 2012-091. A rare new mineral, with potential for other undifferentiated phases as well. Matrix sizes average 3.5-4cm across @ 85.00, some with modest micro potential as well. Only a few available, so list alternates!

JUNOITE- 700' level, Juno Mi, Tennant Creek, Australia
Minute silvery masses of junoite sparsely scattered in bismuthinite and aikinite-rich matrix, these from the type locality in the Northern Territory. Author's studied material, ex-South Australia Museum, ~1cm fragments @ 45.00, or as larger samples from 1.5cm to 3.5cm long @ 75.00, 125.00 and 175.00 each. Rare!

KANONAITE- Le Coreux, nr. Salmchateau, Belgium
This unusual species occurs as small, dark green aggregates sparsely scattered in bright pinkish talc in rock matrix. An obscure member of the andalusite group, here from the second reported locality, specimen sizes from about 1cm to nearly 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 60.00 each.

KARIBIBITE on LOLLINGITE- Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Silvery, metallic lollingite masses with very richly scattered brownish yellow masses and needle-like aggregates of karibibite covering and penetrating matrix. Small masses in a capsule @ 15.00; matrix specimens from 1cm to nearly 4cm @ 30.00, 45.00, 65.00 and 85.00 each.

KEMMLITZITE- Kemmlitz, Oschatz, Saxony, Germany
Tan to brown glassy, powdery aggregates of this type locality material supplied in a capsule, some with other unidentified stream concentrates. About a dozen capsules available @ only 15.00 each.

KESTERITE- Cligga Mine, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England
Metallic masses of kesterite sparsely scattered in rock matrix, occasionally with other sulfides. Formerly known as "iso-stannite" from this locality, we have a number of interesting matrix specimens, sizes from 1.5cm to nearly 8cm across @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, 50.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each, the larger specimens showing some crude crystallization as well.

KINGITE- Gold Quarry Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada
This interesting and colorful association features some of the best quality kingite we've ever seen. Here, kingite occurs as thick white chalky masses and occasionally as rare flattened radial sprays; while some are pure, some specimens may also be coated with bright yellow earthy tyuyamunite as well. From 2cm to 7cm @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00

KRAISSLITE- 1200'L, Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Coppery-red to brownish kraisslite forms a micaceous scale that partially covers at least one side of these examples many of which also show fibrous white sussexite. All are on a matrix of brightly fluorescent (green) granular red willemite. Sizes from 1.5cm to 10cm @ only 10.00, 20.00, 30.00, 45.00, 60.00 and 85.00 each, depending on quality and size.

LEVERETTITE (IMA #2013-011)- Torrecillas Mine, Iquique Province, Chile
This NEW SPEIES occurs as dark green, minute vitreous rhombohedral crystals and aggregates sparsely scattered on matrix, typically with crusts of black chalcophanite, red-orange akaganeite and possibly other species. Formula:Cu3CoCl2(OH)6 - trigonal, IMA # 2013-011. Only a few specimens on hand from the type locality near Salar Grande, author's material, all with modest micro potential as well, sizes ranging from 2cm to 3.5cm across @ just 50.00 and 75.00 each. List alternates!

LIEBIGITE- Schwartzwaelder Mine, Jefferson Co. Colorado
Bright greenish yellow pure massess and druses of liebigite richly scattered on and often completely comprising matrix. Superb, bright yellow-green fluorescence, available either as pure, single crystal aggregates about 1cm @ 20.00, and as matrix specimens from 2cm to 4cm @ 25.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each.

LILLIANITE- Gladhammar, Vastervik, Smaland, Sweden
This uncommon Pb-Ag-Bi sulfide occurs here as massive, metallic grey aggregates moderately well-scattered in quartz matrix, potentially with other uncommon phases. The locality was first worked in the 1500s, finally closing in the late 1800s after centuries of iron, copper and cobalt mining, and it has produced over thirty different species, including three type minerals. Specimens range in size from about 1cm to nearly 4cm across @ 15.00, 30.00, 55.00 and 75.00 each.

LIMONITE pseudo @ PYRITE- Sellwood Pit, Ishpeming, Michigan
Euhedral pseudomorphic replacements of "limonite" (a general term for undifferentiated hydrous iron oxides) after pyrite to 2.5 cm, with medium to dark brown color and submetallic to earthy luster. The specimens range from single crystal cubes to complex intergrowths and parallel overgrowth type morphologies. These make nice starter pseudomorphs since they show good crystal form at a reasonable price, and from a somewhat out-of-the-way locality. Sizes range from 1cm to 2.5 cm @ only 7.50, 12.50, and 20.00 each.

LIOTTITE- Pitigliano Quarry, Tuscany, Italy
Small whitish encrustations of this uncommon mineral sparsely scattered over dark greenish brown vesuvianite and grossular-rich rock matrix. From one of the early finds of the mineral, sizes from 2.5cm to 4cm @ 20.00 and 30.00, a few with better defined crystals and micro potential as well @ 35.00 and 45.00 each.

LIPSCOMBITE etc.- Silver Coin Mine, Valmy, Humboldt Co Nevada
This interesting phosphate occurs in two distinctly different habits, one well crystallized, the other botryoidal and massive, these being the dark, olive green micro crystal type scattered on matrix, often with other phosphates such as kidwellite, turquoise etc. Very suitable as excellent micro material, specimen sizes range from about 2cm to nearly 6cm across @ just 12.50, 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each, depending on coverage and associations. Nice!

LITHIOPHILITE- Midnight Owl Mi, White Picacho Dist Arizona
Rich salmon-colored masses of this unusual lithium-manganese-iron phosphate broadly comprising matrix, some with minor triphylite. Collected about 35 years ago, matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

LOLLINGITE- Mt. Mica Mine, Oxford Co., Maine
These are rich, silvery veins and masses of bright metallic lollingite well scattered through albite/pegmatite matrix. An interesting and old locality for this metallic mineral, specimens showing good coverage and ranging from about 4cm to nearly 7cm across @ 20.00, 30.00, and 45.00 each. Other localities in stock; please inquire!

LORENZENITE- Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Remarkably different in color and habit from lorenzenite found at other localities, at MSH a9poudrette Quarry) it occurs as attractive purple-grey acicular crystal sprays scattered over a vuggy matrix. While enjoyable to behold, this lorenzenite is especially nice under the microscope! Matrix sizes from 3cm to 5+cm @ 45.00 and 75.00 each. Old stuff! Please list alternates!

MACDONALDITE- Esquire Claim, Rush Creek, Fresno Co California
Many sparkling tiny cleavage faces of satiny, needle-like macdonaldite are embedded in a grey-white matrix in these samples from the type locality for this species. Old material, associated with a variety of other Ba-rich silicates, specimens from 2cm to 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00.

MAGNESIOKORITNIGITE (2013-049)- Torrecillas Mine, Iquique Province, Chile
Another NEW SPEIES from this interesting locality near Salar Grande, here occurring as fairly rich, pink aggregates well scattered on matrix, occasionally with minor blue lavendulan. Formula: Mg(AsO3OH)*H2O - triclinic, IMA # 2013-049. Type locality material from one of the authors, specimens average about 3.5cm across at just 45.00 each.

MALACHITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
Deep green, botryoidal masses and isolated micro balls of malachite nicely scattered over quartz matrix, filling voids and occasionally associated with other secondary minerals. Moderately attractive and good micro potential as well, sizes from about 2cm to 4cm across @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

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!

PERRAULTITE- nr. Azov Sea, Donske, Ukraine
Minute, platy orange-brown crystalline aggregates of this uncommon mineral scattered in white albite matrix. From only the second known locality for this relatively rare species, chemically analyzed and X-rayed material. Minute powdery fragments and masses in glass vial @ 45.00; matrix specimens (all with arrows) from 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 50.00, 75.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each.

PERRIERITE-(La)- Buer, Bjorkedalen, Telemark, Norway
Small, reddish-black micro aggregates of this uncommon mineral scattered in syenite matrix, potentially with minor zircon, pyrochlore, loparite etc. Obtained over 30 years ago from a water tunnel construction site, we have a few speicmens on hand, overall sizes range from about 2cm to 6cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

POPOVITE (IMA # 2013-060)- Arsenatnaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from this famous Kamchatka volcano, this from the second scoria cone of the northern breakthrough. The mineral occurs as olive green to dark olive green coarse crystals and anhedral grains up to 0.1mm in size, typically in clusters sparsely scattered on volcanic scoria with darker green lammerite-beta ore richly scattered. Formula: Cu5O2(AsO4)2, triclinic, IMA #2013-060. Named for Russian mineralogists Vladimir Anatol'evich Popov and Valentina Ivanova Popova (both b. 1941) from the Institute of Mineralogy of the Urals Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Miass. All specimens with arrows and modest micro potential, sizes average 1.7 cm @ 135.00 each.

PYROXMANGITE- Serrana Mine, El Priorat, Tarragona, Spain
Large masses of pale pink pyroxmangite largely comprising matrix, often with black to brown superficial manganese oxides (most typically todorokite) seen on virtually of the speicmens. The locality has produced over three dozen species, most Mn-bearing silicates and oxides. Old Cureton material, specimens from about 3cm to 8cm across @ 8.50, 20.00 and 45.00 each.

QUARTZ var: "AGATE CONCHAS"- Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Uncovered in the new warehouse, these are likely mid-1970s vintage that show greyish chalcedony bodies, often with drusy clear quartz centers, the shapes looking much like (forgive me) little rounded ears or conch shells. Rather flat, odd little things, sizes average about 2cm across at just 4.00 each. A strange addition to your quartz collection!

REALGAR- Turquoise Ridge Mine, Adam Peak, Nevada
Excellent micro crystals and widespread aggregates of deep red realgar on black matrix, some with minor calcite, quartz, micro transparent orpiment etc. Adjacent to the famous Getchell Mine, this is a Carlin-type gold mine on the same property, yielding reasonably attractive "red on black" specimens. Only a few on hand, specimens ranging from 2cm to 5cm @ 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Attractive!

SHCHUROVSKYITE (IMA #2013-078)- Arsenatnaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Russia
Yet another NEW SPCEIES, just approved, from this heavily studied Kamchatka volcano. The mineral occurs as very tiny, coarse tabular to prismatic crystals and anhedral grains, rarely larger than 0.15mm, but in parallel aggregates and greyish-green crusts, often with tenorite crystals and possibly other species on volcanic scoria. Formula: K2CaCu6O2(AsO4)4 - monoclinic, IMA #2013-078. Type locality, of course, all specimens with arrows and ranging from about 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 125.00 and 150.00 each.

TELLURIUM - Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico
Silvery-grey specks and tiny platy aggregates of native tellurium scattered in matrix, some with lightly associated, often well crystallized tellurite on matrix, these consisting of orange-yellow crystal prisms and plates, and often with chalky paratellurite. Formerly abundant from this locality, as our price reflects. Specimens from 2cm to 5cm @ 20.00, 35.00, and 55.00 each, depending on coverage and associations.

TETRAHEDRITE - Sweet Home Mine, Park Co., Colorado
These are attractive, metallic grey tetrahedral crystals of arsenian, zincian tetrahedrite perched on matrix from this prolific locality. Associations range from simple quartz rods to minor bornite, fluorite, rhodochrosite and possibly other phases in this analyzed material. These are from material in our tennantite-tetrahedrite article in the 2004 June & July issues of Mineral News. A sample analysis accompanies each specimen, priced according to quality and associations, sizes from 2cm to 7cm across @ 10.00, 20.00, 30.00, 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each. Nice!

VARISCITE- Lucin, Box Elder Co., Utah
Prized as a great lapidary material, these dense, solid masses of green variscite occur as streamers, pods and veins in a grayish chert matrix. The color can range from pale green to an intense, deep green, with specimen sizes ranging from about 2cm to 6cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. Colorful!

VUONNEMITE- Poudrette Q., Mont St. Hilaire, Que. Canada
This uncommon mineral occurs here as tiny, pale yellowish crystals and aggregates sparsely scttered in matrix, occasionally with steenstrupine or possibly other species. Old material from the Van Velthuizen find of the 1980s at this prolific locality, all specimens with arrows, overall sizes from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ 30.00, 55.00 and 85.00; one 13x7cm specimen @ 200.00.

WAIRAKITE- Seigoushi Mine, Izu, Shizuoka-ken, Japan
This uncommon zeolite occurs here as small white masses frozen in matrix, rather well-scattered in pods. The locality is a defunct gold and silver mine, and adjacent the roadcut (now fully concreted over) produced a smattering of unusual zeolites in the 1980s. Only a few specimens on hand, averaging about 3cm across @ just 45.00 each.

ZVYAGINITE (IMA #2013-071)- No. 71 Pegmatite, Malyi Punkaruaiv, Russia
Another NEW Lovozero SPECIES, here as colorless, pearly white to pale brown lamellae to several millimeters, likely as pseudomorphs after crystals of vuonnemite or epistolite, all embedded in ussingite/microclien matrix. Formula: NaZnNb2Ti[Si2O7]2O(OH,F03(H2O)4+x (x<1), triclinic, IMA #2013-071. Named for Russian crystallographer and chemist Professor Boris Borisovich Zvyagin (1921-2002) who was a pioneer in the field of electron diffraction studies of minerals with layered structures. A new member of the epistolite group, all specimens with arrows and ranging 1.5-2cm across @ 160.00. List alternates!


GEMS

CHROME DIOPSIDE- Sakha Republic, Eastern Siberia, Russia
Among the most beautiful of gem diopsides are those from this region that display an intense, deep green color. We have a few faceted stones that are fully transparent and show this intense, desirable color, all as 4mm round brilliant cuts @ 15.00 each (5 for 60.00) and averaging about a quarter-carat each, or a few 7x5mm pear-shaped stones @ 75.00 each. Occasionally other sizes available @ $100 per carat. Superb!

RHODOLITE GARNET- Sri Lanka
Excellent, transparent red faceted garnet, offered here in a nice set of six stones with one pair each of ovals, trillions and pears, total carat weight in the 9-10 carat range. Gemmy, clean stones, these are chemically in the almandine-pyrope series and excellent for jewelry use, at just 35.00 for each lot of six!

 

CATALOG 21306 - Volume XL, No. 6

This will be our last list for 2013. All specimens offered on a first-come first-served basis, FOB our warehouse. Have a safe and prosperous holiday season!

ACANTHITE- Moldava, Erzgebirge, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Small, dark greyish-black spots of acanthite lightly scattered in massive barite/rock matrix, occasionally with minor massive fluorite and/or other species. Nearly 100 different species have been confirmed from this older locality, including many arsenates, phosphates and sulfides. Old material obtained many years ago from a Czech geologist, we have a few modest specimens ranging in size from 4cm to 6cm across @ just 20.00, 30.00 and 40.00 each.

ANKERITE- nr. Charlemont, Franklin Co., Massachusetts
Fairly sharp greyish rhombs of ankerite to 1cm nicely scattered in chlorite matrix. Old material from a fine (and obscure!) eastern U.S. locality, we have only a few specimens available, ranging from 2.5cm to nearly 5cm across, each with 1cm or larger rhombs @ 25.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each, depending on quality and size.

BERYL- Quadeville, Renfrew Co., Ontario, Canada
From a small lot recently uncovered here, representative specimens of blue-grey beryl without matrix, most showing some prism faces and varying degrees of color and completeness. Priced according to quality, speicmens all in the 3cm to 4.5cm size range at just 4.00, 7.50 and 15.00 each.

BURPALITE- Umbozero Mine, Mt.Alluaiv, Lovozero, Russia
A moderately rare zirconium-rich mineral from one of the very few documented localities for the species. It occurs as dark brown, glassy aggregates, here as pure, monomineralic samples averaging about 8mm across. Only a few available, the first we have been able to secure in some years, and these from a new locality for this rare species, @ 65.00 each.

DIAMOND- Vaal River, Northern Cape Province, Rep So Africa
A well-formed and relatively attractive octahedron without matrix, showing good trigons on the octahedral faces and minor inclusions within the crystal. Teh stone is translucent, pale white to slightly tan/yellow in color, and it weighs an impressive 3.91 carats, measuring 10x7x5 mm, offered at just 615.00! One only!

DIOPTASE- Harquahalla Mine, Yuma County, Arizona
Old stuff collected in the 1960's, dioptase at this locality occurs as tiny, isolated and elongated glassy green crystals scattered over matrix, occasionally with minor malachite and/or pseudomalachite on brown, cherty matrix. Prolific material from 50 years ago, these make representative samples with good micro potential as well, sizes from about 1.5cm to 5cm @ just 7.50, 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each.

EPIDOTE- Rebobath, Hardap Region, Namibia
An old Scott Williams specimen, comprised of numerous, dark green lustrous and slender epidote rods to 1 cm well scattered over the top surface of a deep red-brown hematitic matrix. Moderately attractive and sometimes considered a rival to the old Austrian specimens, the Namibian epidotes are much sought-after. Specimen size is about 7x6cm @ just 55.00.

FERRO-HOLMQUISTITE- Volta Grande Mine, Nazareno, M.G., Brazil
This rare lithium-rich orthorhombic amphibole occurs here as greyish-lilac fibrous aggregates in rich, parallel groups well scattered and largely comprising matrix, occasionally with minor granitic pegmatite matrix on one contact edge. Excellent for the species and from one of the very few confirmed localities, specimens about 2.5cm @ 45.00 each.

GOETHITE pseudo @ PYRITE- Pelican Point, Utah Co., Utah
A surprising large specimen from this famous pseudomorph locality, here are large blocky cubes of pyrite completely replaced by solid brown goethite to 3+cm on edge, all intergrown and comprising matrix. The cubes are striated, sharp and lustrous, making for an interesting and modestly attractive example from this prolific area. This hefty cabinet specimen includes a ratty Michigan Tech label and measures about 11x8cm @ 150.00. One only!

HAIDINGERITE- Jachymov, Bohemia, Czech Republic
White botryoids and tiny knobs of this rare mineral richly scattered on grey rock matrix. Type locality material obtained many years ago from the Freiberg Museum during one of our eastern European excursions prior to the fall of the Iron Curtain. Two rich samples available about 2.5cm across @ 75.00 each.

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!

HATERTITE (IMA 2012-048)- Second Scoria Cone, Tolbachik, Russia
Work continues by several groups on defining the many NEW SPECIES being approved from this famous Kamchatka volcano. These samples are from the Arsenatnaya Fumerole at the type locality, occurring here as tiny pale green grains individually mounted on 1cm adhesive tablets. Formula: Na2(Ca,Na)(Fe3+,Cu)2AsO4)3 - monoclinic, IMA # 2012-048. A rare arsenate, only a few on hand @ 120.00 each.

HEULANDITE-Na- Warm Spring Creek, near Challis, Idaho
This rare heulandite group species occurs as minute, pinkish-orange aggregates sparsely scattered in seams or frozen in matrix. High magnification SEM images have shown individual, somewhat tabular crystals, but most appear thinly massive under normal mag! Type locality for this zeolite species, confirmed in our lab in 1999 and known as early as 1924. We offer a small fragment in capsule @ 25.00; matrix specimens from 0.6cm to 1.5cm @ 40.00 and 60.00; one 3cm specimen @ 125.00 that was pictured in the second edition of the Photographic Guide to Mineral Species.

HYDROXYCALCIOROMEITE- Prabornaz Mine, St. Marcel, Aosta, Italy
This recently defined species occus as minute, pale orange-brown crystalline aggregates and crude micro octahedra lightly scattered in matrix, typically with pinkish-red piemontite (TL) and/or black braunite (TL) among other potential species. Formula: (Ca,Sb3+)2(Sb5+,Ti)2O6(OH), part of the pyrochlore subgroup. Only a few specimens on hand, sizes averaging about 4cm across @ just 45.00 each.

IMOGOLITE- Fukaiwa, Nanuma-shi, Tochigi Pref., Japan
Each specimen of this rarity is comprised of beige to tan masses of altered, pumice-like imogolite comprising matrix from this unusual locality. Dull luster and aesthetically challenged (ie. ugly!), pieces are from 2mm to 4mm across @ 20.00, 30.00, and 40.00 each depending on size. Small lots of pulverized material available at 60.00 per capsule!

JORDANITE with SPHALERITE etc- Grube Segen Gottes, Wiesloch, Baden, Germany
One of the classic specimens of "schalenblende", forming large reniform masses of banded jordanite, sphalerite, "melnikovite" and trace galena, displaying well due to a cut and polished face that handsomely shows off the banding and phase boundaries. The specimen is ex-Kay Robertson, Hamel and Scott Williams, with labels from all accompanying the piece. Attractive and an interesting association specimen from the classic locality, overall size about 9x6cm @ just 95.00. Heavy!

KIMURAITE-(Y)- Kirigo, Hizun-cho, Saga-ken, Japan
Minute white, vitreous to silky aggregates on greyish rock matrix, some quite good at 20x or higher. A moderately rare Ca-Y-carbonate, sizes from about 3cm to 4.5cm matrix samples @ 40.00 and 65.00 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! One large, superb specimen with several isolated radiating balls, gypsum crystals to 2cm etc, ex-Hamel, overall about 15x5cm @ 200.00.

MAGNESIO-HASTINGSITE- nr. Amity, Warwick, Orange Co., New York
This uncommon amphibole occurs as blackish green aggregates and partial crystals scattered in/on marble matrix, often with phlogopite or largely comprising matrix. The species shows typical calc-amphibole habit, some are crudely crystallized stubby prisms, and these are rich specimens from Amity, one of the many unincorporated areas (with Edenville) in the Town of Warwick. Specimen sizes range from about 2.5cm to 6cm and are priced according to quality & coverage @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each.

MANGANITE- Veta Negra Mine, Tierra Amarilla, Chile
Tiny, brilliant greyish black micro needles of manganite sparsely scattered in voids among platy, massive barite and limonitic matrix, or as lumpy radial masses as botryoids in an identical matrix. Most will yield interesting micros as well, and all are inexpensively priced with specimens from 2cm to 5cm @ just 5.00, 10.00 and 15.00 each.

METAROSSITE- Burro Mi, Slick Rock, San Miguel Co Colorado
Powdery masses of grayish to pale yellow metarossite lightly scattered on black sandstone matrix, some associated with minor orange pascoite and possibly other vanadium-rich phases. Despite our offered advice months ago, the NY Times implied this material was a dangerous uranium residue found at the locality. Untrue muckraking, and rarely offered material, these uncommon specimens range from 2.5cm to 7cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each, with a few larger to 14cm across @ 85.00.

MICROCLINE w/ SMOKEY QUARTZ- Moat Mountain, Carroll Co., New Hampshire
An older specimen comprised of about a dozen small but sharp smoky quartz crystals to 1.7cm perched on granitic matrix of dense feldspar, showing a good microcline crystal of delicate tan color about 2cm tall at one edge of the specimen that shows excellent prism faces and termination as it projects from several smaller crystals. The smoky quartz crystals have a preferential sandy coating on some faces, overall specimen size about 6x6cm @ just 30.00. One only!

MIMETITE with WULFENITE- Lolon Shaft, near Oficina Victoria, Chile
A small lot of bright yellow, somewhat botryoidal mimetite lightly scattered on rock matrix, occasionally with thin, transparent yellow wulfenite as well. Interesting specimens, but only a few on hand, all with good micro potential as well, sizes from about 2cm to 4cm @ 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

MONETITE on NEWBERYITE PSEUDOS- Mono Lake, Mono Co., California
Dull white to pinkish monetite richly coating newberyite pseudomorphs after sharp crystals of struvite without matrix. An odd assemblage and interesting for both the rich monetite coatings and the pseudomorphs as well. Sizes from about 1.5cm to 3cm @ 12.50, 17.50, 25.00 and 35.00 each.

MOTTRAMITE- North Star Mine, White Pine Co., Nevada
Murky, olive green mottramite druses and micro balls well-scattered on matrix, rather rich and providing a pleasing
assemblage under the scope. The locality in the Taylor District is largely undocumented, and hence, this is the first reported occurrence of the species there. Only a few specimens on hand, sizes from 3cm to 9cm @ 10.00, 20.00 and 40.00 each. List alternates!

MUSCOVITE crystals!- Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina
Excellent micro crystals of elongated, columnar, hexagonal muscovite well scattered and comprising matrix, many showing modest transparency and superb form under the scope! From an old stash of Hamel Mining & Minerals stock, these are inexpensive and excellent for the species, averaging about 2cmacross at just 3.00 each!

PARAHOPEITE- Broken Hill, Zambia
Nicely crystallized specimens of parahopeite from the former northern portion of Rhodesia. This zinc phosphate occurs as translucent gray to tan platy crystal aggregates richly scattered through a dark brown limonite matrix. Old material, now more difficult to obtain, in sizes from 3cm to nearly 6cm @ 55.00 and 85.00 each.

PROSOPITE- Noche Buena, Mazapil, Zacatecas, Mexico
Pale blue nodualr masses of this uncommon fluoride largely comprising matrix, these from the 1960s find and ex-Cureton material. Specimens have a delicate, turquoise color and are likely from the Santa Rosa Mine. The nodules range in size from about 1cm to 2.2cm @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each; a few to 4.5cm @ 60.00 each.

PYROXFERROITE- Ohari Mine, Mineyama-cho, Kyoto, Japan
Small, relatively pure crystalline cleavages of this uncommon mineral comprising matrix, these from old Cureton stock of many years ago. Each specimen is packaged in a 2.5cm plastic box, with sample sizes ranging from 5mm to 1cm across @ just 15.00 and 25.00 each. Great locality material!

QUARTZ pseudo @ ARAGONITE- Paso de los Indios, Chubut, Argentina
From an small older find in the 1970s, we have a small selection of very odd, pseudohexagonal aragonite crystals in divergent, complete radiating balls, all replaced by hard, red-brown chalcedony. These are completely crystallized in all directions and are relatively damage free. Very strange, unique psudomorphs, sizes from about 5cm balls to 7cm balls @ 85.00, 115.00 and 150.00 each. Neat!

ROSASITE- Elijah Mine, White Pine Co., Nevada
From a small, one-time find, we have a few TN-sized specimens showing delicate, needle-like sprays of pale blue aurichalcite associated with darker blue, isolated balls of rosascite, typically perched on water-clear hemimorphite in exposed seams and vugs. Attractive micro material, only four specimens found, sizes average about 3cm across @ just 10.00 each.

SENGIERITE- Luiswishi, Shaba, (Zaire) Dem Rep Congo
Tiny, micro green drusy crystal aggregates of sengierite lightly scattered on matrix! Rarely offered, the material is ex-Bill Pinch, from the type locality of course. Small (5mm) specimens in vials @ 55.00 each.

SOFIITE- First Scoria Cone, Tolbachik, Russia
First found in the mid-1980s, this species was approved in 1989 (IMA submission #1987-028) but has rarely been seen on the market. This is a newly discovered occurrence of this weird zinc selenite mineral at the type locality, and it forms rich specimens with numerous well-formed hexagonal lamellar crystals forming thin shards and divergent groups with good micro potential. Specimens range from about 1.5cm to 3cm across, priced according to size/richness @ 95.00 and 125.00 each.

STROMEYERITE- Vrancice, Bohemia, Czech Republic
A massive ore sample of stromeyerite from this locality known for its rare sulfide minerals. The stromeyerite occurs a blue-tinted black metallic masses richly distributed in matrix, and is quite nice for the species. Type locality!! Sizes range from 3cm to nearly 7cm @ 25.00, 40.00 and 60.00 each.

THEISITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
This material was from our research article on the locality (see Mineral News, Vol 28 No. 6 (2012),comprised of a few modest samples of theisite. The mineral occurs as micro, green to bluish green platy aggregates sparsely scattered on late-forming fractures of massive quartz, typically with minor azurite, cuprian adamite and occasionally other species. From only the second (?) documented U.S. occurrence of the mineral, specimens with micro potential range in size from about 2cm to 4cm across @ 20.00. 30.00 and 45.00 each, depending on quality.

THORITE- C.K. Williams Quarry, Easton, Pennsylvania
Closed in the 1940s, this quarry operated for many years and produced about 50 species, these specimens collected in the 1960s. The thorite occurs as dark red-brown masses well-scattered in quartz-rich diopside/tremolite rock matrix. Interesting locality material first identified by Art Montgomery after he purchased the property. Specimens range from about 2cm to 4cm across @ 12.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each. Only a few available!

ULLMANITE- Sachendorf, Siegerland, Germany
Greyish massive ullmanite largely comprising matrix, here from an excellent older locality! An uncommon NiSbS mineral and member of the cobaltite group, rich samples from about 2cm to nearly 4.5cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

WHEWELLITE on EOSPHORITE- Pirineus Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais Brazil
Thin filmy masses and tiny pods of whitish whewellite largely coating translucent, elongated sprays of tan eosphorite crystals to 2cm long richly comprising these moderately attractive sprays. Excellent thumbnails from a recent discovery, all mounted in a standard TN box and ranging from 2cm to 2.7cm tall @ 30.00 and 40.00 each. Nice!

WITHERITE (FL)- Settlingstones Mine, Northumberland, England
A wonderful old classic, comprised of a translucent witherite "cauliflower head" of radiating aggregates that terminate in well-formed mounded crystals. The specimen shows excellent fluorescence (yellow/white LW, blue/white SW) and was purchased by Dr. Gene Sensel from Scott Williams (both labels included) in 1956 for nearly $100. Inflation alone would make this an $800 specimen in today's dollars, but we offer this 8x7cm classic for just 495.00. Probably a turn of the century piece - compare!

WITTICHENITE- Grube David, Wittichen, Schwarzwald Germany
This uncommon mineral occurs as massive, greyish black metallic masses scattered in white massive barite matrix, occasionally with minor unidentified secondary minerals as well. Very old material, specimen sizes range from about 1.5cm to nearly 3.5cm @ 40.00, 50.00 and 65.00 each.


WULFENITE- Downeyville Lead Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
Delicate, wafer-thin pale yellow wulfenite crystals to 4mm nicely scattered on limonitic matrix. From an old stash recently uncovered, only a few specimens available, ranging in size from about 2cm to 6cm across @ 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each, all with good micro potential as well. List alternates, please!

ODDITIES

HEAVY MINERAL CONCENTRATES- Cascade, Valley Co., Idaho
For micromounters, sand collectors and the curious, we stumbled upon a small E.W. Heinrich-labeled jar containing heavy mineral concentrates from the dredge jigs at Cascade, Idaho. In his classic book (Mineralogy and Geology of Radioactive Raw Materials - 1958), Heinrich notes that the placers at Cascade contain monazite, zircon (FL orange), garnet, ilmenite (most prolific), magnetite, apatite, columbite-tantalite and other species. We've packaged about 40 grams of this granular concentrate into a 5.5x4cm clear display case, including a copy of Heinrich's label, for just 15.00 per case. Historically and mineralogically interesting and sure to provide fun under the scope!


HYDROCARBON variety SHUNGITE- Shunga, nr. Lake Onega, Karelia, Russia
A concerted effort to bring more of this unusual hydrocarbon to market has resulted in a modest discovery with a commensurate oversupply from this well known palaeoproterozoic deposit. The material, nearly 98wt % pure carbon, has been cleaned by tumbling, resulting in lightly polished, nearly black submetallic stones about 2cm across at just 10.00 each! The least costly we have ever had - don't miss these!


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CATALOG 21305 - Volume XL, No. 5

ALMEIDAITE (IMA #2013-020)- Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
This NEW SPECIES, a member of the crichtonite group, is found here as black, tabular single crystals and aggregates with little or no matrix. Chemically, it is a Pb-Zn-Fe-Mn-Ti-oxide, orthorhombic, IMA approved #2013-020. Surprisingly large for a new mineral, we have just a few crystal specimens on hand, 6mm to 1.5cm, priced according to crystal size @ 85.00, 100.00, 150.00, 250.00 and 350.00 for the best one!

ALUNITE- Gold Quarry Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada
Pale pink alunite as masses and veinlets in gray matrix, with a earthy to pearly scaly appearance. Moderately attractive and rich. From 2 cm to 5 cm @ 10.00, 20.00, or 35.00 each.

ARAGONITE- Lovelock Mine, Churchill Co., Nevada
A previously unreported occurrence of tiny radiating spikes of aragonite richly covering gossan matrix, all as colorless and transparent needle-like rods under the 'scope but appearing as pale blue botryoids in hand specimens, likely overlaying or impregnated by secondary copper minerals that are providing the attractive, pale blue color. A new mineral for this prolific locality, specimens from about 2.5cm to 8cm across @ 8.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each, depending on size and coverage. Attractive!

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 and very unusual for the mineral. From a find about 20 years ago, these are XRD-confirmed, stout, well-formed crystals averaging 1.5cm to to 2cm across, with overall sizes up to 4cm @ 10.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each, depending on quality.

BARITE- Wanlochhead, Leadhills, Scotland
Cream-colored, pearly wedges of barite densely intergrown to form an oddly-shaped "wind-swept habit" specimen, with a second generation of drusy, cream-colored barite overlaying some of the first, forming opened hemispheres that reveal the earlier generation. The specimen also has a delicate, yellowish cream colored LW UV response that also pinpoints a few small, euhedral calcites (FL red) on one end of the specimen as well. From one of the U.K.'s oldest and most prolific mining areas, Ex-A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum (with their handwritten label), overall size about 8x6cm @ 200.00. Classic!

BERYL variety AQUAMARINE- Sierra de Oposura, Sonora, Mexico
Purchased sometime in the early 1970s, we recently found a handful of pale blue beryl samples, here as aggregates and crude, elongated hexagonal crystal sections frozen in quartz matrix from this uncommon Mexican locality. The beryl is mostly opaque to translucent, but moderately colorful stuff and typical of rich, pegmatitic mine run samples. Specimens range from about 3cm to 9cm across, offered at just 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each.

BISMUTITE pseudos on FLUORITE- Moldava, Dubi, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Collected by in the 1970s by a Czech geologist, we recently uncovered these after our move. The bismutite occurs as micro yellow, rod-like crystals to a few millimeters scattered in/on massive fluorite matrix. Some magnification needed, but these are likely pseudomorphous after bismuthinite or possibly emplectite, both of which are also known from the locality. Associations may include micro secondary copper minerals as well, with overall sizes ranging from about 3cm to nearly 6cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

BRADACZEKITE- Tolbachik VOlcano, Kamchatka, Russia
From the type locality Second Scoria Cone at this famous locality, this rare mineral forms aggregates of coarse, micro prismatic crystals and grains to 0.5mm of a greyish blue to violet blue color, often with tenorite, hematite, and/or colorless aphthitalite on the better samples. Rich for the species and far better than any we've previously offered, specimens range from 1.7cm to nearly 3cm across @ 100.00 and 175.00 each, with modest micro potential as well!

BRANNERITE var. ABSITE- Crocker's Well, South Australia, Australia
Rich brown masses of the rare earth mineral brannerite are vailable in matrix pieces that range from 7.5mm to 1.2cm across. Fewer than a dozen remain on a first come first serve basis, offered @ 15.00, 20.00 and 25.00 each; one 2.5cm specimen @ 55.00.

CHLORARGYRITE- Silver Coin Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
An interesting occurrence of colorless to pale greenish, somewhat frosty micro cubes, aggregates and distorted octahedral crystals of this prolific silver chloride mineral, here in association with a wealth of other micro species scattered on matrix. We noted minor corroded turquoise, carbonate fluorapatite, kidwellite, jarosite, dufrenite, barite, morinite, wavellite and a host of other possibilities, all with good micro potential. Specimens range from about 2cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00, priced according to quality and associations; one larger 14x5cm sample @ 125.00.

COALINGITE- Union Carbide Mine, San Benito Co., California
Brassy brown, thin scales of coalingite coat at least one side of a pale green serpentine matrix. The colors of this assemblage contrast nicely on these older specimens, sizes from 2.5cm to 7cm @ 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00. Classic stuff collected in the 1970s!

COWLESITE- Goble, Columbia Co., Oregon
Minute greyish white micro crystals of thin bladed cowlesite scattered in vuggy, Eocene olivine basalt matrix as cavity linings to 0.5mm thick and in thin scaly masses. Good micro material from the type locality, matrix sizes from 2.5 to 6cm @ 10.00, 17.50, 25.00 and 35.00 each.

CREEDITE- Aguiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico
Water clear to pale lilac steeply pyramidal crystals and groups of well formed creedite crystals perched on matrix, some individuals reaching 0.5cm or more. Excellent, representative specimens obtained in 1984, group sizes from 2cm to about 5cm @ 7.50, 12.50, 17.50, 25.00 and 35.00 each. Old stuff from the famous find!

DIAMOND- Udachnaya Mine, Siberia, Yakutia, Russia
From a small lot, we have several white, transparent macle twins without matrix, these showing the typical triangular shape found with flattened macle crystals. When it was operated as an open pit mine just south of the Arctic Circle, the Udachnaya reached nearly 2000 feet deep and was the third largest open pit mine in the world. These crystals average about 4x4mm and weight about a quarter carat @ 45.00 each.

DIOPTASE- Blue Jay Mine, Clark Co., Nevada
Rarely seen from this locality, we have located a small lot of colorful dioptase specimens, occurring here as sub-millimeter crystals and rounded crusts of a delicate blue-green color well scattered on matrix. Most have a light quartz coating, and all require some magnification to appreciate, but most will have decent micro potential as a result. Mined prior to 1920 for its cobalt content (heterogenite), the Blue Jay ore came from several different prospects within a half mile of the named mine. The ore was stockpiled, and that was the source of these samples. The dioptase specimens range from about 2cm to 5cm across, offered at just 7.50, 15.00, and 25.00 each, or a few larger (to 7cm) @ 35.00. For wanting only micros, we can supply a collection lot of 7 small specimens (~1cm) for just 20.00. Cheap!!

DRAVITE- Gujarkot, Bheri, Nepal
Interesting tourmaline species that are single crystals without matrix, all at least singly terminated, some doubly, appearing dark brown until held up with strong back-lighting that reveals an attractive and gemmy, greenish brown to honey brown color with transparent to translucent diaphaneity. Sharp prism and terminal faces on all! From an unusual locality and relatively inexpensive, sizes from about 1.6cm to 3.5cm tall @ just 8.50, 12.50 and 20.00 each. Nice!

EUDIALYTE etc- Kipawa Complex, Villedieu, Quebec, Canada
Quite attractive, vitreous pinkish-red eudialyte masses richly scattered in nepheline-syenite/feldspar matrix, associated with dark amphiboles and likely other species as well. Generous hand specimens, sizes from 3cm to 7cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00. Larger specimens, 15x10cm up to 38x20cm(!!) @ 75.00 to 300.00. Yikes!

FALSTERITE (IMA 2011-061)- Estes Quarry, Baldwin, Cumberland Co Maine
Discovered more than ten years ago but lying fallow until recently characterized from here and Palermo, the relatively NEW PHOSPHATE SPECIES falsterite occurs as tiny, bluish green, micaceous aggregates sparsely scattered on matrix, occasionally with minor sphalerite, brown schoonerite or possibly other species. Formula:Ca2MgMn2+2Fe2+2Fe3+2Zn4(PO4)8(OH)4(H2O)14, monoclinic, IMA #2011-061. Our Estes material has a slightly higher Zn and lower Mn content, but was confirmed by the senior author as otherwise identical to the Palermo material. Named for Al Falster, well known researcher and collector at UNO. This is the very last of the available material, as no additional specimens have been found at the locality! We have a very few specimens, all accompanied by a copy of our analytical work, ranging in size from about 1cm to 2.5cm across @ 175.00, 200.00 and 250.00 each, priced according to richness & quality. List alternates!

FERRI-KATAPHORITE- Kipawa Complex, Villedieu, Quebec, Canada
This newly defined (2012) amphibole species occurs as stout, elongated aggregates scattered in nepheline-rich matrix, often with minor amounts of fluorescent agrellite, pinkish red eudialyte and possibly other phases. Formula: Na(CaNa)(Mg4Fe3+)(AlSi7O22)(OH)2,- monoclinic. Fairly rich specimens, overall sizes ranging from about 1.5cm to 5cm across @ 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

FREIBERGITE- Zaca Mine, Alpine Co., California
Highly modified black to splendent blue tetrahedral micro crystals of freibergite scattered on drusy quartz crystals in seams and vugs in matrix. Excellent for the species, most associated with minor pyrite and possibly other species. Matrix sizes from 1.5 to 4cm @ 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

GALENA, MALACHITE, ANGLESITE- Rebellion Mine, Summit Co., Utah
A very old specimen collected prior to 1927, here as grayish metallic pods of galena to 1.2cm scattered in a thick quartz seam, showing splashes of green malachite, as well as alteration rims and tiny aggregates of anglesite associated with the galena pods. The specimen is accompanied by two old Michigan College of Mines labels (1897-1926) and is from a fairly obscure mine in the prolific Park City District. It appears that this is also the first reported occurrence of anglesite at the Rebellion, so of some historic interest as well. Not especially beautiful, the specimen measures a hefty 8x7cm @ 65.00.

GOLD with ALTAITE- 1100' level, Tobourn Mine, Ontario, Canada
From old material collected in the West Drift of the 1100' level in this 1930's gold mine, we have a modest selection of fairly rich altaite specimens, some with minor native gold and potentially some of the typical Au-tellurides found here. The altaite occurs as brilliant, silvery metallic masses and thin streamers scattered in hard quartz-rich matrix, and we have analytically confirmed it as well (copy of our analysis included). Specimens priced according to overall size, richness and gold association, sizes from 2cm to 6cm across @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00, 75.00 and 100.00, a few large hand specimens to 10cm @ 175.00 to 250.00 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 10.00, 20.00 and 40.00 each, with a few larger specimens from 9cm to the largest 24cm (!!) specimen, priced at 75.00, 100.00, and 150.00 each. All are attention grabbers!

MERCURY with CINNABAR, OPAL- Clear Creek Mine, San Benito Co., California
Tiny, brilliant silvery metallic globules of native mercury are sparsely scattered in vuggy quartz druses in matrix, largely comprised of massive opal, red cinnabar and possibly other minutely associated mercury minerals. Many new species have come from this deposit, and we have just a few specimens on hand, all usually requiring some magnification to observe the mercury globules. Sizes ranging from about 2cm up to 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

METASIDERONATRITE- Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile
Brightly colored golden fibrous aggregates of metasideronatrite from the type locality! Offered as powdery, nearly pure masses in a capsule, or as moderate coverage matrix specimens, these are attractive but delicate and rarely offered. XRD-confirmed; capsules @ 15.00; matrix pieces from 1cm to 4cm @ 25.00, 40.00, 65.00 and 95.00 each. Only a few on hand!

PUTNISITE (IMA #2011-106)- Armstrong Mine, Widgiemooltha, W.A., Australia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, magenta-purple crystalline aggregates sparsely scattered in amorphous green Cr-silicates, often with quartz, gypsum, aragonite and occasionally minor millerite etc. Formula:SrCa4Cr3+8(CO3)8SO4(OH)16*23H2O - orthorhombic, IMA # 2011-106. We've sat on this one for a while, pending release of data by the authors. We have a few specimens on hand, all with arrows and all requiring some magnification, matrix sizes ranging from about 3.5cm to 7.5cm, priced according to coverage and size @ 250.00, 350.00 and 475.00 for the best!

QUARTZ (skeletal)- Diamond Hill Mine, Antreville, South Carolina
Interesting, opaque white quartz crystal groups to 2cm perched on and completely covering matrix, many with pale orange Fe-oxide staining that adds to their pleasing appearance. Some specimens may also show minor skeletal growth patterns on some crystals, all from this uncommon Abbeville County locality. Specimen sizes are a generous 8cm to 9cm size range, offered at just 30.00 each. Nicely crystallized and only a few available!!

RAJITE- Lone Pine, Silver City, Catron Co., New Mexico
Pale green crusts and crystalline films of this copper tellurate mineral named from Bob Jenkins have modest coverage and contrast nicely on the beige rhyolite matrix material. Old specimens from the type locality for the species, we have sizes from 0.5cm to 2.5cm @ 20.00, 30.00, and 65.00 each. List alternates!

REALGAR on QUARTZ- Palomo Mine, Castrovirreyna, Peru
Attractive, elongated crystals of quartz comprising matrix, most 2 to 4cm tall, showing bright red crystalline aggregates and crude crystals of realgar to 6mm nicely isolated on the quartz, some with chalcopyrite, sphalerite and/or pyrite as well. Flashy stuff and relatively inexpensive, specimens from 3.5cm to 6cm @ 25.00 and 40.00 each. Nice!

RHODONITE in GALENA- Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia
Excellent, deep red blocky crystals and masses of rhodonite richly scattered in silvery-grey, metallic galena matrix. Old stock, quite colorful and attractive for the species and priced according to quality; sizes from 3.5cm to 6cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

ROCKBRIDGEITE- Shady, Polk Co., Arkansas
Dark greenish brown thickly intergrown radiating aggregates and banded seams of rockbridgeite richly scattered in and comprising matrix. Excellent reference specimens collected more than 20 years ago, sizes from 2cm to 5cm @ just 7.50, 12.50, and 20.00 each, some with micro potential.

SPIONKOPITE w/ YARROWITE- Yarrow Creek, Alberta, Canada
Type locality for this species and the associated yarrowite, both copper sulfides, spionkopite and yarrowite occur as intermixed dark blue to black metallic grains thickly scattered through quartzite rock, with secondary copper minerals in evidence. Representative, rare material, from 1cm to 5cm @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00, 60.00 and 80.00 each. One excellent 10x4cm specimen @ 150.00.

SULFUR on CALCITE- Pine Creek Quarry, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania
Another warehouse discovery, these are somewhat flattened, massive bright yellow native sulfur aggregates thinly scattered on white to transparent crystalline calcite, all as exposed seams running through and on a dark grey rock matrix. Old stuff, vintage 1970s or earlier, uncommon locality, sizes from 3.5cm to nearly 6cm @ just 6.00, 10.00 and 15.00 each. Cheap!

URUSOVITE- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
This rare species, CuAlO(AsO4), is available for only the second time since its discovery here at the type locality. Rather than probe mounts as we've had in teh past, we can now offer matrix specimens from the Second Scoria Cone in which the mineral occurs as distorted lamellar crystals of blue-green color, typically forming crusts to a few mm and occasionally with more greenish lammerite and possibly other species. Excellent for the mineral, specimens from 1cm to 1.7cm @ 125.00 and 165.00 each with modest micro potential.

ZINCITE with "CALCOZINCITE" etc- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co., New Jersey
An old-time monster specimen comprised of dense, dull brownish red massive zincite largely comprising matrix, intergrown with ubiquitious tiny grains of black franklinite and minute spots of willemite that are evident only under SW UV (FL green). The piece also shows two large areas of 6cm or more of bright orange "calcozincite", the distinctive mixture of zincite, calcite etc. so well known from the locality. The specimen weighs nearly 5 pounds (!!) and measures a hefty 18x11x5cm @ 125.00. One only!

ZIRCONOLITE-3O- Capranica, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy
Minute elongated rods of brownish-black of zirconolite (polytype 3O) embedded in sanidine matrix, often associated with minute yellows aggregates of peprossiite-(Ce) as well. All specimens with arrows for both species when present, most with modest micro potential as well, sizes averaging about 3cm across @ 55.00 each.

BOOKS

ATLAS DER KRYSTALLFORMEN- by Victor Goldschmidt
This is the nine-volume reprint of Goldschmidt's landmark work of 1913 that depicts over 23,600 crystal drawings in superb detail, arranged alphabetically by mineral name. These have excellent locality data in addition to the crystal drawings, particlarly for old, European areas! The originals sell for many thousands of dollars when they appear on the market, and the perfect-bound reprint volumes are very difficult to locate as well, as there were only 300 sets produced! We have several partial sets, and one complete, 9-volume set in excellent condition, and it includes the small German-English translation book, altogether requiring about a foot of shelf space @ 450.00 plus shipping. Don't miss this one!

Field Book of Common Rocks & Minerals by F.B. Loomis
One of my early books when I first started collecting minerals, Loomis' work was a one in which I could wander through aimlessly, picking up tidbits of identification techniques, associations, petrology and general descriptive mineralogy. Dr. Loomis was Professor of Mineralogy & Geology at Amherst, and this old book (1948 second edition) covers over 350 pages, with 70+ plates (some in color) and is about equally divided between minerals and rocks. Largely superseded by Pough's entry into the amateur mineralogy book field, Loomis' title saw numerous printings and was popular until the advancement of later glossy paged tomes. Small format, about 18x11cm (7x4.5"), in bound hardcover, we have a few copies (occasionally with scruffy dust cover) at just 12.00 each with any mineral order.

MICROMOUNT COLLECTIONS- Various Localities Worldwide
From our extensive warehouse and assortment of old collections, we offer twenty-five different specimens suitable for micromounting at only $40.00 per selection! All are individually labelled and will include both common and unusual species from worldwide localities. Hours of enjoyment and study in each selection, most specimens in the small TN size range. Order your lot of 25 different for just $40.00 per lot! Limit 3 per order!

Also available: semi-mounted micros (some with tack etc..) in standard micro boxes gleaned from a variety of micromount collections purchased over the last 40 years, all fully labeled, lots of 50 mounts @ $100 per lot! Limit 3 per order!

CATALOG 21304 - Volume XL, No. 4

AGARDITE-(La)- Red Cloud Mine, Lincoln Co., New Mexico
Minute, pale green acicular crystals of agardite-(La) scattered in vugs in matrix. Fairly attractive material with good micro potential, some with other secondary minerals. Excellent locality material for this uncommon La-dominant copper arsenate, matrix sizes from 2cm to 4cm @ 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each, priced according to quality.

ARSENIC- St. Andreasberg, Harz, Saxony, Germany
An old lot retrieved from Michigan Tech, comprised of dense, grey-metallic native arsenic largely comprising matrix, some of the better samples showing the typical rounded, concave knobs so well known from the locality. Specimens range from about 3cm to 5cm across @ kust 15.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

AURICHALCITE- North Star Mine, White Pine Co., Nevada
Colorful, pale blue aurichalcite sprays formed of intergrown needles and fans well-scattered on pale brown matrix, occasionally with a white carbonate undercoating. Inexpensive and many will show modest micro potential, associated hemimorphite etc. New for the locality, sizes range from about 2cm to 6cm @ 6.00, 10.00, 15.00 and 20.00 each. Nice for the price!

BARITE- nr. Apache, Caddo Co., Oklahoma
Found during our warehouse move, these are atypical Oklahoma barites that are nodular, glassy radiating aggregates without matrix, these with a slightly brownish center and translucent edges, Purchased sometime in the early 1970s, we have not seen similar specimens in recent times. Odd specimens, averaging about 4cm across and solid barite throughout @ just 5.00 each.

BUDDINGTONITE- Sharon Heights, Menlo Park, California
Pure, pale tan masses of this rare feldspar-group mineral richly comprising matrix. Virtually impossible to obtain today from this locality, these old specimens range from 0.8cm to nearly 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each.

CALCITE (FL)- Trepca, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
An attractive specimen from this famous locality, comprise of complex twinned and flattened rhombs to 1.5cm completely covering matrix, associated with minor elongated white quartz crystals and lesser galena on the base of the piece. The specimen was first obtained in 1967 in Sarajevo (now in Bosnia Herzegovina) when the before Yugoslavia was split into its current political boundaries. The locality, likley within the renowned Stari Trg mine complex, has changed country designations from Yugoslavia to Serbia to Kosovo over the last several decades. The specimen is mildly fluorescent (pinkish orange, LW best) and is an attractive cabinet specimen that measures 15x7cm and is just 195.00, with an older handwritten label.

CALCURMOLITE- Mas d'Allary, Lodeve, Herault, France
This rare species occurs here as thin yellowish crusts sparsely scattered on tan matrix. Old BRGM material obtained many years ago from Dr. Sainfeld (sainfeldite), we have only a few specimens, sizes from about 1cm up to 4cm across @ 25.00, 50.00, 85.00 and 110.00 each. List alternates!

CARBONATE-FLUORAPATITE- Snowstorm Mine, Lander Co., Nevada
Delicate, pale greenish blue gelatinous balls and botryoidal masses of this carbonate-rich variety of fluorapatite nicely perched on quartz/gossan matrix, all showing a pleasing color and habit under the microscope with low magnification. Similar to old Kelly smithsonite in color, these are isolated and scattered rather than continuous masses. Moderately appealing, sizes from 2cm to 4cm @ 8.50, 15.00 and 20.00 ea.

CLINOCHLORE var: KAMMERERITE- Kop Daglari, Erzurum, E. Anatolia, Turkey
One of the more handsome examples of this chromian clinochlore that we've had, these samples show numerous, deep magenta colored crystals to 5mm on the better samples nicely scattered over one surface of rock matrix, most showing a good triangular outline and raised slightly from matrix. Old material from the 1970's, specimens from 3cm to nearly 6cm @ 50.00, 75.00, 100.00, 125.00 and 150.00 each.

CORUNDUM- Mineral Hill, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania
Very old specimens, ex-L.L. Hubbard (b. 1849), the State Geologist of Michigan, here as matrix-free crude greyish-brown crystals showing basal pinacoids or partial prism faces, noted by Sam Gordon in his 1922 book on Pennsylvania mineralogy. Each specimen is part of a small lot obtained from material Hubbard donated to Michigan Tech many years ago. Specimens average about 2cm across and are offered at just 25.00 each for these historically interesting but rather ugly corundums!

DATOLITE w/ PREHNITE etc.- West Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey
An attractive cabinet specimen comprised of transparent datolite crystals to 1cm scattered over pale green, botryoidal prehnite, with the underside of the specimen showing smaller but highly concentrated groups of datolite grystals as well. A light dusting of small, white elongated laumontite is also present on one end of the sample. A classic locality, the piece accompanied by an E.W. Heinrich label, overall size about 10x10cm @ 150.00. An appealing older specimen!

DIASPORE- Mugla Province, Aegean Region, Turkey
Gemmy, glassy crystal aggregates of transparent to translucent diaspore without matrix. The locality is often noted as Izmir, which is a large city to the NW in adjacent Mulga Province, or also as Gulluk in the same area. The specimens have some good gem cutting potential and are relatively clean. Sizes range from just under 2x1cm to nearly 3x1.5cm @ 55.00, 65.00 and 75.00 each. Nice for the species!

DIOPSIDE- Otter Lake, Pontiac RCM, Quebec, Canada
Dark green elongated needles and prisms of this common pyroxene richly scattered on and largely comprising matrix. These show excellent luster and the divergent groups (some with crystals to 3cm long) are reasonably attractive. Priced according to size and quality of crystalization, specmens from 2.5cm to 11x6cm @ 7.50, 15.00, 30.00 and 50.00 each.

ERICLAXMANITE (IMA #2013-022)- Arsenatnaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Russia
One of several new species we are offering in this list from this famous Kamchatka volcano! Ericlaxmanite occurs as minute, deep green, coarse tabular to lamellar vitreous crystals and aggregates on scoria, typically associated with minor black tenorite or bluish lammerite. Formula: Cu4O(AsO4)2 - triclinic, IMA # 2013-022, dimorphous with orthorhombic kozyrevskite (also new, in this list) named for Russian mineralogist Eric Laxman (1737-1796), and a new structural type. Specimens all with arrows and average about 1.5cm, offered at 145.00 and 175.00 each, depending on quality. Type locality, of course.

ESKEBORNITE- Tilkerode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
This uncommon mineral occurs here as grey, metallic masses sparsely scattered in matrix, possibly associated with clausthalite or other species. Old Cureton material, likely from the Eskaborn adit, the type locality for the species. Only a few small specimen on hand, sizes from 0.5cm to 1.5cm @ 40.00, 55.00 and 75.00 each.

EUCRYPTITE- Bikita, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Relatively pure, massive chunks of of this uncommon Li-Al silicate comprising matrix, these collected many years ago and recently uncovered in old CUreton inventory. All are nicely fluorescent (yellow-orange) under both LW and SW UV, and specimen sizes range from about 2.5cm up to 5cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

GREENOCKITE on ORE- Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri
From an old hoard of material, we have uncovered a few ore specimens composed primarily of sphalerite, galena and other sulfides that show a thin, spotty coating of yellow greenockite sparsely scattered on the ore surfaces. Not previosuly reported from the area, these are old Cureton specimens that were buried in our warehouse, vintage unknown. Specimens range in size from about 2.5cm to 9cm across, offered at just 20.00, 45.00, 75.00 and 125.00 each, depending on size and coverage.

HEULANDITE-Ca- Shaft 19, NYC Water Tunnel, New York
A rare find: a New York City mineral with good micro potential! This are tiny pale yellow-green micro crystals of heulandite-Ca nicely scattered on shistose rock matrix, some associated with minor calcite, stilbite and possibly other micro phases. A copy of our chemical analysis accompanies each sample (and these have been XRD-confirmed as well), generous sizes from about 5cm up to 10cm @ only 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00.

KALIOCHALCITE (IMA #2013-037)- 2nd Scoria Cone, Tolbachik Volcano, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as green crusts to several mm that are pseudomorphous after primary, anhydrous fumarolic K-Cu sulfates (typically @ euchlorine, fedovite or piypite), and it is the only green mineral on these specimens. Formula: KCu2(SO4)2[(OH)(H2O)] - monoclinic, IMA # 2013-037. Named in allusion to its composition as the K-analog of natrochalcite, and a new member of the tsumcorite group. Specimens range in size from 1cm to nearly 1.5cm and are priced @ 125.00 each. Type locality, of course.

KASOLITE- La Faye, Grury, Saione et Loire, France
From old material collected by the BRGM, we have a few moderately rich specimens from this classic locality comprised of thick yellow masses and crusty aggregates of kasolite well scattered on matrix, likely with other, unidentified uranium minerals. Excellent for this European uranium producing locality, specimens 3.5cm to 6cm @ 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 ea

KELLYITE w/ ALLEGHANYITE- Bald Knob, nr. Sparta, Alleghany Co North Carolin
Moderately rare, yellow-brown micro platelets of kellyite, variously admixed with alleghanyite, sonolite, and galaxite as typical assocaitions. Author's material and type locality for both kellyite and alleghanyite, lean but quite good for the species, samples measuring 1.5cm to 3.5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00 each; a few to 8cm across @ 75.00 each.

KIPUSHITE- Snowstorm Mine, Lander Co., Nevada
Minute, emerald green glassy colmunar kipsuhite crystals tightly intergrown into radiating micro balls sparsely acattered among globular botryoids of pale blue-green carbonate-fluorapatite on quartz-rich matrix. Attractive under the microscope, specimens range from about 1cm to 4cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each. Excellent!

KOBELLITE- Vena, Askersund, Sweden
Greyish metallic masses of this uncommon mineral sparsely scattered in matrix, some with minor brassy chalcopyrite and possibly other species as well. Older material from the type locality, likely from the Galt Mine at this extensive deposit, specimens range from about 4cm to 7cm across @ 35.00, 50.00 and 65.00.

KOZYREVSKITE (IMA #2013-023)- Arsenatnaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as very tiny, grass-green to light green aggregates of coarse prismatic to acicular crystals on volcanic scoria, typically with darker green undefined Cu-sulfates and occasionally black tenorite. Formula: Cu4O(AsO4)2 - orthorhombic - IMA #2013-023, dimorphous with triclinic ericlakerite but ortherwise a new structural type and unrelated to any other known species. The mineral was named for geographer and Cossack officer Ivan Petrovich Kozyrevskiy (1680-17334) one of the first investigators of Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands. Specimens range from 1.5cm to 2cm across @ 150.00 and 195.00 each, depending on coverage and quality. All specimens with arrows and from the type locality for the species!

LANSFORDITE w/ NESQUEHONITE- Lansford, nr. Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
From the original and only locality for the mineral, the full Carbon County location is given as 'No. 1 Tunnel, Rhume Run', lansfordite occurs as clear to translucent pale gray crystal prisms, altering to chalky white nesquehonite. We have this magnesium carbonate mineral as crystal prisms from 2 to 3mm long, packaged individually in a capsule, at 20.00 ea

LEIGHTONITE- Chuquicamata, Chile
Pale blue to blue-green aggregates of this rare species occurring as thick seams or patches running through matrix or as nicely exposed upstanding crystalline aggregates protruding from rock, occasionally with minor atacamite. Old material no longer available on the market, lean material in matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 5cm @ 10.00, 15.00, and 25.00; superbly rich samples from 3cm to 7cm @ 50.00, 75.00, 125.00, 250.00, and 375.00 depending on quality and degree of crystallization.

MUSCOVITE (Star Crystals)- Jenipapo Mine, Itinga, M.G., Brazil
Yellow, opaque mica crystals comprising matrix, these showing interesting cross-hatching edges (twinning?) that look like five pointed stars protruding from the specimens. Older material from the 1980s, moderately attractive, sizes average about 4.5cm across at just 12.50 each!

OPAL variety HYALITE- Columbus Ave @ 65th St New York City New York
An old, historically interesting but ugly specimen comprised of thin crusts of hyalite opal scattered on one surface of altered Manhattan schist matrix. The specimen was one of two originally collected by Gilman S. Stanton of the NY Mineralogical Club (his label included), evenutally going to James Manchester, then obtained by Joe Cilen (his #10643). The piece measures about 8x5cm, is mildly fluorescent SW and LW, and is offered at just 65.00.

PARAWULFFITE (IMA # 2013-036)- Yadovitaya Fumarole, Tolbachik, Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from this Kamchatka volcanic locality, here as dark green granular aggregates and crusts on scoria, and the only green mineral present in the samples. Formula: K5Na3Cu8O4(SO4)8, monoclinic (pseudo orthorhombic), IMA #2013-036, named for its relationship to the new mineral wulffite (see elsewshere in this list). Type locality, of course, small specimens averaging about 4mm to 9mm @ 125.00 and 150.00 each. Only a few on hand!

PARISITE-(Ce)- Maria Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Tan, greenish-brown crystals of parisite-Ce (2-5mm) are attached (in most samples) to 2cm quartz crystals which also bear fine crystals of molybdenite and green muscovite. All species present are nicely formed. Excellent for micro viewing. Matrix sizes from 0.3cm to 2cm @ , 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00.

REMONDITE-(Ce)- Poudrette Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Canada
Collected about a dozen years ago, these show excellnet micro sprays of greyish to slightly greenish needle-like remondite-(Ce) crystals scattered in vuggy albite matrix, occasionally with other associated species. Recently uncovered during our move, we have just a handful of specimens available, matrix sizes ranging from 1.5cm to 2.5cm and offered at just 30.00 and 45.00 each, depending on quality.

SAMARSKITE-(Y) w/ COLUMBITE-Mn- MvKinney Mine, Spruce Pine, North Carolina
A heavy hand specimen from this famous locality in Mitchell County, presented here as a rich, solid mass of columbite-(Mn) with a cap of brownish-black, vitreous samarskite-(Y) associated as well. Ex-University of Delaware Mineralogical Museum and accompanied by their label, overall specimen size about 8x8x6cm @ 150.00. Fairly old and moderately hot as well; excellent for the locality!

SCHOLZITE- Snowstorm Mine, Lander Co., Nevada
Water-clear, slender micro crystal sprays of this uncommon phosphate mineral lightly scattered on dark gossan-rich matrix. While not as prolific as the Australian material (which we also have), it is uncommon at the locality and make for interesting specimens under the 'scope. Only a few specimens available, matrix sizes range from 1.5cm to 5cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

STILPNOMELANE- Blanchard Mt., Skagit Co., Washington
This rare, iron-rich silicate was discovered here in 1988, producing the world's finest examples of this typically ugly mineral, here as the first find of radiating spherical masses against white quartz. Still not beautiful, but more than just flakes, these interesting specimens from 3cm to nearly 16cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 50.00, 85.00 and 150.00 each.

SYNCHESITE-(Ce)- Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Dark brown plates of minute synchesite-(Ce) crystals sparsely scattered on the faces of large greyish brown siderite rhombs, some with other species. Excellent reference material, obtained in 1983. Matrix sizes from about 2cm to 5cm @ 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

TYUYAMUNITE- Middle Adit, Mt. Pisgah, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Dusty yellow aggregates and crusts of this interesting uranium-rich vanadate mineral lightly scattered on crude conglomerate matrix, possibly with other U-rich species as well. From an older, eastern U.S. locality in Carbon County, specimens average about 5cm across @ just 15.00 each.

UKLONSKOVITE- Cetine Mine, Siena, Italy
From the second known locality, this secondary sulfate mineral occurs as colorless to white prismatic minute crystals on matrix. Uklonskovite may be associated with other rare sulfates and tufts of white gypsum crystals. Obtained from Giancarlo Brizzi (brizziite)some years ago, we have capsules at 15.00 each, or matrix specimens from 1cm to 4cm @ 25.00, 35.00, or 50.00.

WULFENITE with MALACHITE- Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
An old-time specimen comprised of several, translucent to transparent greyish-brown wulfenite crystals to 4mm sparsely scattered among excellent, micro rod-like crystals and aggregates of malachite on oxidized ore matrix. The potential for other species is high if you have the nerve to break down the piece, but it is a solid hand specimen that sits and displays well. Overall size about 9x7x5cm @ 350.00.

WULFFITE (IMA #2013-035)- Arsenatnaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute dark green, columnar aggregates and crusts on volcanic scoria matrix, occasionally with bright green euchlorine and/or black tenorite. Formula: K3NaCu4O2(SO4)4 - orthorhombic - IMA #2013-035. Named for Russian crystallographer Georgiy Viktorovich Wulff (1863-1925), Professor of Mineralog & Crystallography at Moscow University who was an early pioneer of X-ray diffraction studies of crystals. The mineral has similar stoichiometry to parawulffite despite differences in their K:Na ratios and ordering of K and Na as well, and both are structurally different from any other known mineral. Specimens range from 1.3cm to 2cm and are priced according to coverage @ 145.00 and 185.00 each. All specimens with arrows; type locality, of course.

ZOISITE variety TANZANITE- Merelani, Arusha, Tanzania
We recently acquired a rather attractive lot of small tanzanite crystals without matrix, colors ranging from pale greyish blue to purplish blue, all transparent and without matrix. These are attractive, singly terminated crystals with sharp prism faces as well, priced according to color and size, the smaller ones ranging from 1cm to 2cm tall (about 5 to 15 carats) and offered at just 20.00, 35.00, 50.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each, a few larger and some groups at 250.00 to 450.00. One exceptionally large and attractive crystal, about 4cm tall, quite gemmy, with a graphite cap at one termination, detachment at rear and base, excellent color @ 750.00!


BOOKS

GRAPTOLITES OF NEW YORK- by Rudolf Ruedemann
This is Memoir 7 of the NY State Museum Report of 1903, prepared under direction of the State Paleontolgist, John M. Clarke. It is hardcover bound, 30x23 cm (about 12"x10") and encompassing about 350 pages of a detailed study of fossil graptolites in New York. The book is copiously illustrated with line drawings and diagrams throughout, and it also includes a couple of fold out maps and fourteen plates accompanying a detailed index. The binding is loose but intact, and there is the usual isolated foxing with some damage to the front and rear hardcovers, but the contents are otherwise pristine and rich in paleontological studies. Only one available, greatly reduced due to cover condition, at just 75.00 plus shipping.

MINERALS FIRST DISCOVERED IN SWITZERLAND - by Philippe Roth
Last call! We have only a handful of copies left of this 2007 hardcover book presented in the style of the similar "Minerals First Discovered in Canada" and other country-specific works. In a larger format of 8.5 x 11 inches, the 239 page work provides a brief history of mineralogy in Switzerland, geology of the major deposits etc. Each species is given a two page treatment of locality and morphology details, images of the specimens, the people they are named for (when appropriate), locality images etc.. followed by an additional chapter of species named for Swiss citizens but discovered elsewhere. Because this work was heavily sponsored, it's cost is surprisingly low at just 45.00 plus 8.50 shipping in the USA (overseas extra).. We are the exclusive North American distributor, and all copies are new and shrink-wrapped!

GEMS

CORDIERITE (IOLITE)- India
We stumbled upon a small lot of commercially faceted cordierite, these the violet-blue variety known as iolite in the gem trade. These are primarily oval cuts, ranging in size from about 6x4mm (~0.5ct) to 9x7mm (~2 ct) and every size in between. These show the unique property of strong violet blue color in one direction, and nearly colorless when rotated 90 degrees! We want to move these quickly and offer a bargain lot of 10 carats of assorted sizes at just $40 per lot, far below the normal wholesale price for commercial quality stones! Limit three lots per customer, please!


CATALOG # 21303 - Vol. XL No. 3- We continue the celebration of our 40th year in the mineral trade! - All items subject to prior sale:

ALGODONITE- Calumet, Houghton Co., Michigan
Massive, silvery metallic and occasionally tarnished masses well scattered in rock matrix, sometimes seen with polished faces that show off this highly lustrous copper arsenide, occasionally intergrown with domeykite or other species. Old Cureton material as mine run stuff, specimens from about 2.5cm to7cm across @ 7.50, 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

ARAGONITE var: TARNOWITZITE- Red Bird Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada
Small but nicely crystallized specimens of slightly plumbian aragaonite (variety tarnowitzite) richly scatteed in exposed seams on matrix, soem with minor calcite. The aragonite is typically water-clear and in elongated to radiating crystals to 4mm, most showing a very pale yellowish green response under SW UV. Only a few samples on hand, sizes from 2cm to 3.5cm at just 7.50 and 12.50 each.

AZURITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
Excellent, deep blue glassy micro crystals of azurite well-scattered in seams and exposed vugs in white quartz and/or sulfide ore matrix, occasionally with other species such as zincian olivenite, malachite etc.. Attractive, colorful material with excellent micro potential, specimens from about 2cm to 4cm @ just 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

CALCITE on SPHALERITE- Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
An old cabinet specimen comprised of finger-thick, stout nailhead calcite crystals to 4cm long perched on black sphalerite matrix. The calcite crystals cover about 80% of the top surface of the specimen, and all are brightly fluorescent red-orange under both SW and LW UV! Ex-Michigan Tech with old cardboard label, moderately attractive and from a great, old locality, overall size about 10x8x5cm @ 275.00.

CHRYSOTHALLITE (IMA #2013-008)- 2nd Scoria Cone, Tolbachik Volcano, Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from this bizarre geological environment in Kamchatka, chrysothallite occurs as extremely small, bright golden yellow, equant micro crystals perched in scoria vugs, often with olive green belloite and occasionally other rare species such as deep green avdoninite, blue chlorothionite etc. Formula: K6Cu6Tl3+Cl17(OH)4*H2O, tetragonal, IMA #2013-008. Named for the Greek word for gold and in allusion to its essential thallium content, only the second mineral with species-defining trivalent thallium! Matrix specimens range from about 1cm to 1.5cm @ 125.00 and 155.00, depending on quality and coverage, and all will require magnification.

CLINTONITE var: XANTHOPHYLLITE- Crestmore Quarry, Riverside Co., California
An old specimen of xanthophyllite, comprised of lightly scattered dark green platy flakes of this clintonite variety, the matrix largely diopside, monticellite, calcite and some vesuvianite as well. A classic, large Crestmore specimen, size about 12x8cm @ 55.00.

COPPER- Calumet & Heckla Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan
A heavy specimen of native copper, here as a massive curl about 3.5cm long extending out from a deep brownish-red, copper-infused conglomerate matrix, all showing modest green malachite staining in patches and coating a few surfaces as well. Ex-E.W. Heinrich and accompanied by his label, the specimen weighs over a kilo and measures about 10x10x6 cm @ 165.00.

CORREIANEVESITE (IMA #2013-007)- Cigana Mine, Conselheiro Pena, M.G., Brazi
This NEW SPECIES occurs as small, well-shaped dipyramidal brownish crystals nicely scattered in exposed seams on matrix, typically associated with well crystallized pink hureaulite and occasionally micro greenish black frondelite druses as well. Formula: Fe2+Mn2+2(PO4)2*3H2O, orthorhombic, IMA #2013-007. Reasonably good micro material from the type locality, matrix sizes from about 1cm to 2cm across, priced according to richness at 100.00 and 145.00 each.

DUMORTIERITE- Near Clip, La Paz Co., Arizona
The blue-violet cast and silky lustre of these masses of dumortierite make them suitable for cutting. The original locality, often noted as "Clip, Yuma Co." in the early 1900's was prior to splitting of Yuma Co. into Lap Paz Co. to the north, and Yuma Co .to the south. Today, Clip is a ghost town with virtually nothing standing, having officially "died" in 1888. A somewhat unusual color for the species, old material, sizes from 3cm to 6cm @ only 6.00, 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each.

FOGGITE with VARISCITE- Milgun Station, W.A., Australia
Thin white seams of foggite nicely surrounding bright green veins of variscite running through matrix. The foggite is mildly fluorescent (cream, LW better than SW) and contrasts nicely with the green variscite bands. Matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 8cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each. Old stuff!

FOSHAGITE- Crestmore Quarry, Riverside Co., California
Dull white masses of somewhat fibrous foshagite sparsely scattered on greenish vesuvianite matrix. Type locality material collected many years ago, named for the well known mineralogist/geologist William Foshag in 1925 who headed the geology department at the Smithsonian for many years. Specimens from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each.

FOSSIL AMMONITE (polished)- Desmoceras latidorsatum, Mahajanga, Madagascar
These are POLISHED MATCHED PAIRS of Cretaceous age ammonites, carefully split and then polished to reveal the colorful and convoluted interiors of these ancient, carnivorous marine creatures. Although not expert paleo people, we believe these are from the family /species "Desmoceras latidorsatum". Interesting specimens about 100 million years old, moderately attractive and relatively inexpensive, each half measures about 5cm across at just 25.00 PER MATCHED PAIR.

GROSSULAR variety TSAVORITE- Block B Pits, Merelani, Arusha Prov. Tanzania
Repeat of a sellout! Wonderful, tranparent 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 1.2cm to 2.5cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each, a few larger @ 75.00 to 100.00 each. Most desirable for their unusual color, not necessarily crystal form!

HELVITE- nr. Winston, Sierra Co., New Mexico
Dark brownish, glassy crystalline aggregates and masses of richly scattered helvite in matrix from this well known Iron Mountain No. 2 District. Once cited as "far more abundant here than in any other locality so far reported in America" when discovered in 1941; we have a few old specimens ranging in size from about 2cm to nearly 6cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00, and 60.00, priced according to richness.

KINOITE w/ FLUORAPOPHYLLITE- Christmas Mine, nr Hayden, Gila Co. Arizona
Choice specimens of medium blue drusy crystals and masses of kinoite richly scattered on matrix, most underlaying micro transparent vitreous crystals of fluorapophyllite. Attractive material of many years ago, some with micro potential, matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 7cm across @ 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

LATIUMITE- I Cappuccini, Albano, Roma, Lazio, Italy
Well-formed micro crystals consisting of rather elongated, monoclinic glassy colorless crystals perched in metamorphosed limestone ejecta matrix, most with good micro potential. Type locality material, with specimens ranging from about 2.5cm to 3.5cm across at just 20.00 and 30.00 each, depending on coverage, and all specimens with one or more arrows.

MACFALLITE with ORIENTITE- Manganese Mine, Copper Harbor, Michigan
From the type locality for macfallite, these manganese silicates occur as silky intermixed fibrous aggregates in calcite matrix. Typical specimens contain pinkish brown macfallite, associated with dark reddish brown orientite, often with dull black braunite and more lustrous pyrolusite. An interesting and complex assemblage, sizes from 1.5cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 30.00 and 50.00 each. Old material!

MAGNESIOCHROMITE- Red Pit Mine, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
Black, submetallic masses and grains of magnesiochromite are disseminated in a light green antigorite/rock matrix. A well documented PA occurrence for this relatively uncommon spinel group mineral. Generously sized samples from 4cm to 7cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

MANANDONITE- Antandrokomby Peg., Manandona River, Madagascar
Small, pearly transparent crystals of this unique species scattered on quartz matrix. Rarely offered, some with micro potential, specimens from 1.5cm to 3cm priced according to richness @ 45.00, 65.00 and 85.00.

OBSIDIAN (Mahogany)- Glass Buttes, Lake Co., Oregon
Another surprise discovery during our move: several large crates of mahogany obsidian, a natural volcanic glass with deep brown swirls richly scattered through dark, nearly black, pure glassy masses that are otherwise weathered on the surface. Likely acquired in my "lapidary days" in the late 1960's, these are excellent, solid chunks that range from about 6x6 cm to 20x10 cm,very reasonably priced at just 5.00, 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 40.00 each. Great for cutting, of course.

ORTHOCLASE ps @ CHILDRENITE- Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Bright white elongated micro crystals of orthoclase (variety adularia) forming excellent casts after flattened and elongated childrenite. A hand-picked selection of these interesting pseudomorphs in both slender singles and smaller groups, overall sizes from 2.5cm to 4cm long @ 35.00, 45.00 and 55.00 each.

QUARTZ- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
Stout single crystals and complex groups of transparent to translucent quartz, some with minor chrysocolla or other associations, generally matrix-free and singly terminated. Clean material, excellent for the locality, specimens from about 2.5cm to 7cm @ 5.00, 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Nice!

RABEJACITE- Les Marecottes, Wallis, Switzerland
This rare uranium mineral occurs as yellowish crusts and drusy crystals sparsely scattered on altered pitchblende matrix. X-ray confirmed, these are from the second world occurrence for the species! Sizes range from 1.4cm to 2.7cm @ 65.00, 95.00 and 125.00 each. Rare!

RAITE with ZORITE- Lovozero, Kola Peninsula, Russia
This uncommon mineral occurs here as light brown to tan needle-like crystal aggregates scattered in matrix, often associated with pinkish zorite and possibly other minerals. Likely from the (at the time) undisclosed type locality on Mt. Karnasurt, we have a few of these older samples on hand, sizes from about 2cm to nearly 6cm across @ 40.00, 55.00, 75.00 and 95.00 each.

RAMSDELLITE- Lake Valley, Sierra Co., New Mexico
An old lot uncovered in our recent move, here comprised of densely radiating black to greyish submetallic ramsdellite perched in matrix. An uncommon mineral, these collected many years ago. Type locality material, ex-Cureton stock from the late 1960's, from 2.5cm to 7cm @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

RHODOCHROSITE with QUARTZ- Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana
A hefty cabinet specimen comprised of numerous, milky spear-shaped quartz crystals to 1.5cm richly scattered and overlaying dense, massive pink rhodochrosite/quartz/sulfide matrix. There are also a number of pale pink rhombs of rhodochrosite to 1cm scattered and exposed on several areas of the specimen, along with a sparse sulfide dusting. Ex-Millard M. Groben specimen labelled as "Butte", later attributed by Forrest Cureton to the Leonard MIne, but possibly from the Black Chielf Mine in the Butte complex. A neat, old cabinet specimen, overall size is 12x8x8 cm @ 225.00, with both labels.

ROSCOELITE- Rifle Mine, Garfield Co., Colorado
A decidely unappealing member of the mica group! The vanadium rich roscoelite occurs as dark green earthy to micaceous granular material cementing a fine-grained sandstone. Representative and moderately rich, in sizes from 2cm to 5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, and 45.00 each. Ugly nonetheless.

ROSENBUSCHITE- Norra Karr, nr. Granna, Sweden
Vitreous, tan to orange-brown aggregates of rosenbuschite sparsely scattered in bright lilac-pink eudialyte matrix, associated with other typical nepheline-syenite minerals. Specimens from 2cm to 10cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each.

ROSENHAHNITE- Russian River, Mendocino Co., California
Fluorescent rosenhahnite from the type locality! Rosenhahnite occurs as tan to white crystalline veins and masses scattered through matrix. A calcium silicate, the fluorescent response in bright white under SW UV. In 2cm to 5cm samples at 15.00, 27.50, 45.00 and 60.00 each; a few to 10cm & up @ 125.00 available.

ROSIAITE- Tafone Mine, Manciano, Grosseto, Italy
First described in 1995, this unusual Pb-Sb-oxide occurs here as extremely small hexagonal tablets of colorless to pale yellowish micro crystals, usually associated with richly scattered rod-like needles of valentinite. Type locality material and will provide interesting micros as well. Size about 2.5cm @ just 35.00.

SANGUITE (IMA #2013-002)- 2nd Scoria Cone, Tolbachik Volcano, Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from this famous Kamchatka volcano, here as deep red, coarsely prismatic micro crystals richly scattered on volcanic scoria with olive green belloite and occasionally minor bluish chlorothionite. Formula: KCuCl3, monoclinic, IMA #20013-002; named for the Latin word "sanguis" (blood), in allusion to its color. These type locality specimens are small (average ~5mm) but very rich, packaged in hermetically sealed glass vials to guarantee stability, attractive under the 'scope, only a few @ 125.00 each.

SEMSEYITE on SPHALERITE- Herja, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania
An excellent older specimen, here showing a perfectly centered, steel-grey radiating fan of semseyite crystals to 1.5cm across perched in a protected seam among rich, black sphalerite crystals fully comprising matrix, and accompanied by small globular balls of a siderite-like phase (?) as well. A classic old-timer from this prolific locality, overall size about 11x7x7 cm @ 200.00.

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 from 1.5cm to 3.5cm across @ 15.00, 30.00 and 50.00, a few larger, 6cm to 10cm across @ 100.00 and 150.00 each.

SHORTITE- Stauffer Mine, Green River, Wyoming
From the geological formation that hosted the type locality, shortite occurs as yellow fluorescent, blue phosphorescent crystal sections to 1cm and denser aggregates richly scattered through a mudstone matrix, which is fluorescent as well. The shortite occurs as nearly transparent pale yellow blocky masses, passibly attractive. Sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, and 55.00; a few larger to 13x7cm @ 100.00.

SICKLERITE w/ LITHIOPHILITE- Custer Mt. Lode, Custer, Custer Co, South Dako
These are two lithium manganese phosphate minerals, sicklerite occurring as tan massive intergrowths and 'fingers' in dark brown lithiophilite, each phase constituting about 50% of the phosphate portion of the rock, associated with quartz in some specimens. Rich and substantial, these primary phosphate minerals are in sizes from 3cm to nearly 8cm samples @ 20.00, 35.00, and 55.00 each.

SINCOSITE- Ross Hannibal Mine, nr. Lead, South Dakota
An unusual vanadyl phosphate that occurs as platy green micro crystals scattered on one face of matrix, some with white needle sprays of minyulite. Good micro potential for this relatively rare mineral, analyzed and chemically confirmed in our labs. Available as 1cm micros @ @ 15.00; larger samples 2.5-4cm @ 25.00, 40.00, and 60.00 each. One excellent 7x5cm specimen @ 125.00. Half the price of others seen!

STILBITE on CALCITE- Bergen Hill, Hudson Co., New Jersey
An old specimen comprised of numerous, small (5mm) white stilbite crystals and sheaves fully covering both sides of a diabase and calcite matrix. Perhaps from one of the many old railroad tunnels extending through this Hudson-Bergen Counties ridge, the specimen has two previous numbers (but just one unattributed label). Overall size about 11x8x4cm @ just 95.00.

TERLINGUACREEKITE- McDermitt Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
This rare mercury mineral occurs here as orange, coarsely prismatic micro crystals and grains, associated with bright yellow, prolific kleinite well scattered in pale silicified matrix. Rich specimens originally uncovered over ten years ago when the species was first described, we have only a few confirmed samples, sizes ranging from about 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 95.00 and 125.00 each, depending on size/coverage.

TERLINGUAITE- Terlinqua, Brewster County, Texas
This unusual mercury oxychloride occurs as sparse yellow to olive green crusts on matrix, occasionally with cinnabar and possibly other species. Much of this material quickly turns olive green upon exposure to light, but the yellow aggregates can easily be seen underneath teh greenish crusts. Some micro potential on the better samples for this difficult to obtain mineral, sizes from 3cm to 6cm @ 50.00, 75.00, 100.00, 125.00 and 150.00 each, depending on quality.

URANINITE with "GUMMITE"- Ruggles Mine, Grafton, New Hampshire
Old classics comprised of greyish black uraninite in small pods well-spotted in matrix and coated by orange and yellow mixtures of undetermined secondary uranium minerals (ie: "gummite"). Beauties from this old and classic New England spot that is largely barren now, with geiger counters forbidden on the property, matrix sizes from 2.5cm to 6x5cm @ 25.00, 40.00, 60.00 and 125.00 each. Significantly larger specimens, from 8x4cm up to monster-sized 29x8cm @ 175.00 to 650.00 each. All hot stuff!

UVITE on QUARTZ- Power's Farm, Pierrepont, New York
A classic New York mineral assemblage, this black tourmaline group mineral occurs as rounded stout crystals as both singles and groups well-scattered on quartz matrix, priced according to crystal size and/or coverage, with many old samples to choose from. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 10cm across, offered at just 15.00, 25.00, 45.00 and 65.00 each.

VESIGNIEITE- Horni Kalna, Nova Paka, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Rather non-descript, thin greenish films of this uncommon anhydrous barium-copper-vanadate sparsely scattered on brownish dolomitic nodular matrix, occasionally with minor tenorite. Old material collected more than 50 years ago, specimens ranging from about 3cm to 8cm across, all ugly, @ just 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each. Other localities available - please inquire.

WAVELLITE on FRANCOLITE- Clear Spring Mine, Bartow, Polk Co., Florida
Excellent specimens of richly scattered wavellite micros well-covering white francolite (carbonate-rich fluorapatite) matrix. Collected in the early 1980s from this former International Minerals Corp mine, now largely reclaimed, the specimens vary from greyish white balls of radiating crystals to pale honey-brown isolated spheres of iron-stained balls nicely scattered on white francolite and/or fossil bone matrix. An obscure locality written up in the August, 2005 issue of Mineral News, specimens range from about 2.5cm to 7cm across @ only 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. Excellent locality materia!

WULFENITE- 79 Mine, near Hayden, Gila Co., Arizona
Beautiful groups of wulfenite: color ranges from butterscotch to brilliant pumpkin orange. All are transparent. Many have individual crystals to 1cm. Some on sharply contrasting nearly black matrix. Others have tiny radiating sprays of a white mineral, possibly hemimorphite. Collected circa 1970 and priced according to intactness, beauty and size. From 1cm to 3cm @ just 12.50, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

ZANAZZIITE- Lavra da Ihla, Itinga, Minas Gerais Brazil
This unusual phosphate occurs as greyish-green balls to several millimeters perched on matrix, typically associated with well formed micro eosphorite crystals and occasionally other species. Type locality material with modest micro potential as well, overall sizes from 1.6cm to nearly 3cm @ just 20.00 and 30.00 each.

BOOKS

Color Treasury of Crystals- by Vincenzo De Michele
A large format, hardcover book with about 80 pages of text and 125 full color mineral photographs, all aimed at explaning and demonstrating examples of the seven crystal systems and the symmetry of crystallized minerals. Colorful and relatively inexpensive, a good English translation of the work first published in 1967. Only a few on hand, all from various personal libraries, just 10.00 each with any mineral order.

COLLECTIONS

MYSTERY FLATS- Various Localities Worldwide
We' continue to offer a "mystery flat" of twenty (20) different specimens from worldwide localities, all individually labeled and ranging in size from about 2.5cm to 5cm 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!

SUPPLIES

MICROMOUNT STORAGE CASES
Repeat of a sellout! These are rather handsome, five drawer cabinets suitable for micromounts and small samples, offered here at a price far below typical wooden cabinets. They are constructed of heavy duty fiberboard with a dense, black leatherette embossed covering, and a brass colored metal drawer pull is included with each drawer. These are sturdy and make for a long-lasting convenient storage cabinet ideally suited to micromounts. Each drawer measures about 14.25" wide x 7.75" deep and just under 1.25" high; a five drawer unit will hold nearly 500 standard mounts; the ten drawer unit will hold nearly 1000 micros!

Five Drawer units: in stock and offered at just 59.00 each, plus shipping (about 10 lbs. per cabinet)

Ten Drawer units -in stock at just 109.00 each, plus shipping (about 20 lbs per cabinet)

We can quote shipping costs to your destination upon request!

CATALOG # 21302 - Vol. XL No. 2- We continue the celebration of our 40th year in the mineral trade! - All items subject to prior sale:

ANDRADITE- Dogmecea. Ocna de Fier-Dognecea, Romania
This old specimen was first sold by a New York City mineral dealer when its Banat Mts. locality was still part of Hungary (then noted as Dognaczka). The dark brown andradites are fairly sharp and reach about 1cm on edge, and they completely cover one surface of this old 6x4cm specimen. Not perfect but a good representation from an old locality, only one available at 55.00.

AURICHALCITE- Elijah Mine, White Pine Co., Nevada
Excellent, pale blue micro needles and sprays of attractive aurichalcite scattered in vugs and exposed seams on pale colored rock matrix. Many samples have aesthetically associated, water-clear hemimorphite crystals as well, and all can make fine micros as well. Specimens range from about 2cm to 4cm across @ 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

CHALCOPHANITE- Esperanza Mine, Lavrion, Greece
Rich crusts of lustrous, iron-black, tiny hexagonal tabular crystals of chalcophanite in vugs and seams, typically perched among acicular pyrolusite needles and some with distorted brownish dolomite crystals in gossan matrix. The chalcophanite also shows dark red internal reflections under strong light, and these make interesting micros as well. Specimens average 3+cm across @ just 24.00 each.

CLINOTYROLITE- Lovelock Mi, Bolivia, Churchill Co. Nevada
This uncommon mineral occurs here as micro pale blue to blue-green acicular crystals and sprays perched on matrix. Old Cureton material, XRD-confirmed, from one of several localities we have in stock, these the best of the bunch and will all yield excellent micromounts from colorful TNs and miniatures as well. Associations can include tiny azurites, brochantite and many other potential secondary minerals. Only a few samples on hand, sizes range from about 2cm up to rich 6cm specimens @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each, these at less than half the price of 20 years ago!

FUXIAOTUITE (IMA #2011-096)- Nuevo Potosi, Villahermosa del Rio, Spain
This NEW SPECIES occurs as bright greenish-blue aggregates (to 5mm) of divergent groups of lamellar crystals in thin seams and vugs of grey rock matrix, some with minor green, colloform conichalcite. From the second known locality for the species, formula: Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(SO4)0.5(OH)9*9H2O - monoclinic, IMA #2011-096. Named for mineralogical historian Jeffrey de Fourestier (in Chinese), we have only a few specimens, most in the 1.2cm to 1.6cm size range @ just 95.00 each.

HARMUNTE (IMA #2012-045)- Jabel Harmun, Palestinian Autonomy, Israel
This NEW SPECIES was uncovered in the Judea Desert near the West Bank, occurring as minute dark grains to 0.4mm isolated in polished probe mounts, often with larnite, magnesioferrite or possibly other species, all pinpointed in excellent SEM backscatter images. Formula: CaFe2O4, IMA #2012-045, type locality and holotype specimens with full analytical chemistry, only a few on hand @ 295.00 each. List alternates!

HATRURITE w/ SREBRODOLSKITE- Casper Q., Bellerberg, Eifel Mts., Germany
Small specimens of confirmed hatrurite, here as colorless to white, fine-grained aggregates in matrix, some partially altered to ettringite and typically with dull brownish, Al-enriched srebrodolskite as well. Only the second confirmed locality for the species, specimens average about 2cm across @ just 55.00 each.

HEMATITE w/ SERICITE etc.- Champion Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan
Several large, platy aggregates of splendant, black hematite to 2.5cm scattered in seams in heavy quartz matrix, with a moderately large (3cm) calcite rhomb perched on the center edge of this cabinet specimen. Much of the sample has a silvery to pearly scattering of fine-grained sericite (a variety of muscovite), adding additional interest to this important locality piece. A hefty 15x10cm specimen, with a Seaman Mineral Museum label, at just 55.00. Heavy!

HEMIMORPHITE with CALCITE- North Star Mine, White Pine Co., Nevada
Water-clear to greyish stacked and radiating micro hemimorphite sprays well-scattered in limonitic matrix, most with white, globular to tabular poker chip micro calcites occasionally associated as well. From a largely undocumented locality, specimens with decent micro potential range in size from about 2cm to 6cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each. One 8.5cm specimen @ 35.00. List alternates!

HERBERTSMITHITE- San Francisco Mine, Sierra Gorda, Chile
This relatively NEW SPECIES that turned the physics world upside down occurs as deep green, vitreous micro crystals and aggregates scattered on pale rock matrix. Formula: Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2 - rhombohedral. Approved (IMA#2003-041) and published (see MinMag, 6/04, Vol. 68 pp 527-539). Moderately colorful for a new species, occasionally associated with other secondary copper minerals, we have a only a handful of specimens, matrix sizes from about 1.5cm to nearly 4cm across @ 35.00, 50.00, 65.00 and 85.00 each.

HETEROGENITE-2H- Mindingi Mine, Swambo, Katanga, Dem Rep Congo
This former Zaire mine is the type locality for heterogenite, here as black masses richly scattered over malachite-stained rock. These were originally determined to be the 2H polytype of heterogenite in the early 1970s when the locality was then known as the Mindingi Mine in the former Shaba, Zaire. Old Cureton specimens, sizes range from 2cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 30.00 and 55.00 each. One large 11x9cm monster @ 200.00.

HEULANDITE-Ca- Cape Blomidon, Bay of Fundy, N.S., Canada
Pearly white to slightly pinkish micro heulandite-Ca crystals richly scattered over Triassic basalt matrix. Typical field-collected material from the 1970s, quite representative and can yield many TN and micro samples if desired. Specimens range from about 3cm to 9cm across and are inexpensively priced at just 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each, depending on size.

HEWETTITE- Gold Quarry Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada
Some of the best hewettite offered, and certainly the best of any recent material from the last 25 years, Gold Quarry hewettite occurs as brown to bright reddish brown lustrous radial sprays, from 1mm to 10mm in diameter, and as thin cottony mats on matrix. Coverage on these is from lean to thick, priced based more on quality than size, matrix specimens from 1.5cm to 10cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 50.00, 75.00, 100.00 and 150.00 each. Super!

ILVAITE- Huanggang, Hexigten Banner, Mongolia PR China
From the Chifeng Precture in Inner Mongolia, these are among the finest ilvaite crystals we have ever encountered! We have a pair of finger-thick, DOUBLY TERMINATED rod-like crystals that are just over 8cm (!!!) tall, matrix free, and with well-formed, black prismatic habit! Each sample is very conservatively priced at just 200.00. In addition, we have two, thick and highly lustrous stout groups as well, these ranging from 6cm to 7cm tall, as much as 4+cm at the base, and comprised of two or more individuals that are intergrown and each wonderfully terminated at one end @ 350.00 each. Great specimens; list alternates!

KANKITE- Kank, Kutno Hora, Czech Republic
Dull yellowish green masses of this uncommon iron arsenite richly comprising matrix. Classic locality material from very old stock, sizes range from about 3cm to large 8cm samples @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

KAOLINITE pseudo @ ORTHOCLASE- Hensbarrow Moor, St.Austell,Cornwall England
A small selection of these old classics, identical to the "pigs eggs" described in the Pseudo News article some years ago. Sharp, well developed tabular orthoclase singles and twins replaced by hard, tan to white kaolinite without matrix from the famous St. Austell district. Sizes range from 2cm to 5cm long @ only 15.00, 25.00, and 40.00 each. Classic!

KERMESITE with STIBNITE- Lac Nicolet Mine, Quebec, Canada
Small, deep red needles and aggregates of attractive kermesite scattered on matrix, most with micro silvery grey needles of stibnite and possibly other phases. Attractive micro material, most in the 2cm to 3cm size range and priced according to quality @ just 15.00, 20.00 and 25.00 each.

KYUYGENITE (IMA #2012-046)- Lakargi Mt., Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as white to colorless, extremely small crystal aggregates to 0.3mm sparsely scattered in an admixed chegemite-fluorchegemite / kumtyubete-reinhardbraunsite mass, often with bultonteinite and possible other species as well, all pinpointed and noted in carefully documented SEM backscatter images, accompanied by full analytical data as well. Formula: Ca12Al14O32[(H2O04Cl2], IMA #2012-046, these being type locality, holotype specimens found in the Upper Chegem volcanic Caldera in the North Caucasus. Small polished sections at least 1cm across in probe mounts, only three on hand, at 295.00 each. List alternates!

LESUKITE- Vulcan Tolbachick, Kamchatka, Russia
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as small, yellow powdery aggregates comprising matrix. Formula: (Al,Fe)2(OH)5Cl.2H2O. This is analyzed material (X-ray and microprobe), and each tiny fragment includes an SEM photo, X-ray powder data and micro chemical X-ray spectra. Small matrix specimens of cotype material averaging about 4mm across @ 125.00 each; larger matrix samples to 1cm @ 175.00.

LEVYNE-Ca- Beech Creek, Grant Co., Oregon
Excellent platy white micro crystals of this zeolite cross-hatching and coating the walls of vuggy, brownish olivine basalt. Rich pieces, good hand specimens with micro potential as well, matrix sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 12.50, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each. Collected in the late 1970's.

LINDGRENITE- Inspiration Mine, Globe, Arizona
Yellow green crusts of lindgrenite are scattered in moderate abundance throughout a grey matrix that also shows other
secondary copper minerals. Typical sizes range from 2cm to 7cm @ 8.50, 12.50, 20.00, 30.00, 45.00.

LIZARDITE- Crestmore Q., Riverside Co., California
A lesser common polymorph of magnesium serpentine group minerals, lizardite occurs as small waxy masses of beige to pale yellow-green color distributed through typical Crestmore calcite matrix. Interesting for the locality, fairly rich, older specimens. Sizes from 2cm to 3.5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, and 35.00 each.

MENIAYLOVITE- First Scoria Cone, Tolbachik, Kam., Russia
This exceptionally rare mineral was described from here, the type locality, in 2002, now considered a member of the chukhrovite group. A small lot of newly confirmed specimens has been found, these as colorless, tiny octahedral crystals and crusts perched in/on a porous white to yellowish admixture of fine grained meniaylovite and ralstonite on brown scoria. All specimens with arrows, sizes average about 2.5cm @ just 80.00 each. Rare!

NABIMUSAITE (IMA #2012-057)- Jabel Harmun, Palestinian Autonomy, Isreal
Another NEW SPECIES from the West Bank region, nabimusaite occurs as minute white to colorless grains to 0.2mm well-scattered in larnite matrix, associated with ye'elemite, brownmillerite and possibly other phases. Formula: KCa12(SiO4)4(SO4)2O2F, IMA # 2012-057. Superbly documented with SEM backscatter images and full analytical chemistry, this 10mm polished section in a probe mount is a one-of-a-kind holotype specimen, available at 350.00. Repeat: Only one available!!

NICKELPICROMERITE (#2012-053)- Slyudorudnik, Kyshtym, So. Urals, Russia
his NEW SPECIES occurs as minute (0.5mm) pale turquoise-colored grains, here carefully mounted on 1cm pedestals. Formula: K2Ni(SO4)2*6H2O, monoclinic, IMA #2012-053, the newly approved nickel analog of picromerite. Type locality, of course, only a few tiny grains available @ 75.00 each. List alternates!

OLIVENITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
From material described in our June, 2012 Mineral News article, we have a small lot of micro green olivenite specimens on hand, typically as zincian olivenite in tiny sheaf-like crystals rarely exceeding 1mm perched in quartz vugs sometimes with associated corroded tetrahedrite and sometimes with other late-stage copper minerals. Specimen sizes range from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each, most with modest micro potential, too

PALMIERITE- Kukhi-Malik Mt., nr. Ravat, Yagnob, Tajikistan
This rare mineral occur here as small, white to colorless clusters and aggregates in matrix, pinpointed with arrows,
sometimes with minute, dull bluish green crusts of stranskiite in the better specimens. From a new locality for the species, specimens range from 5mm to 1.2cm @ 50.00, 75.00 and 95.00 each, depending on size and associations.

PARAMENDOZAVILITE- Cumobabi, Sonora, Mexico
Minute crusty plates of aureolin yellow paramendozavilite richly scattered over matrix, some with minor muscovite. From the type locality, old Cureton material from many years ago! Sizes from about 1cm to nearly 2cm @ 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each. Rare.

PREHNITE- Qiaojia, Zhaotong Pref., Yunnan, PR China
From a new find, these are pale green botryoids of platy intergrown prehnite crystals to 1cm across, richly scattered on
matrix with some showing well-crystallized quartz, a few with micro druses of dark babingtonite as well. Interesting new
material that is moderately attractive, specimen sizes range from about 5cm to 8cm across @ just 30.00 and 40.00 ea.

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. Mounted thumbnails as matrix specimens ranging from about 1.8cm to 2.5cm @ 20.00, 35.00; larger matrix specimens from 4cm to 6cm @ 55.00, 85.00 and 100.00 each. Excellent for the locality, all with a copy of our analysis!

SEGNITITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
Another excellent micro species from this prolific locality, perhaps the finest U.S. occurrence of the mineral seen to date! These are rare, elongated diamond-shaped micro single crystals and druses lightly scattered in exposed vugs, showing typical olive-green/brown color and sometimes associated with pharmacosiderite and possibly other species as well. Magnification is needed to appreciate these finely crystallized specimens, but they are superb and far better than the earlier finds of lime-green crusts at the locality. Specimens are priced according to quality and size, ranging from about 2cm to 6cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each.

SMITHSONITE with HEMIMORPHITE- Elijah Mine, White Pine Co., Nevada
Small white botryoids and crude druses of smithsonite well scattered on matrix, many with water-clear sheaves of hemimorphite as well. Interesting micro material and newly reported for the locality, specimens range in size from about 2.5cm to 6cm across @ 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

STEKLITE (IMA #2011-041)- Yadovitaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Russia
Another NEW SPECIES from this prolific area that has been extensively studied, steklite occurs as grey to colorless
lamellar grains to 1 mm, sparsely scattered on pale green hydrous copper sulfate matrix, usually with deep green euchlorine as well. Formula: KAl(SO4)2, trigonal, IMA #2011-041. specimens generally in the 2cm size range and all with pinpointing arrows @ just 75.00 each.

TENORITE (CRYSTALS!)- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
Spectacular tenorite crystals (!!!) recently uncovered from the Second scoria cone (Northern Breakthrough) of the Great Fissure eruption at this famous locality! Highly lustrous, black needle-like rods and fanning rosettes of tufted metallic crystals delicately perched on brownish grey volcanic scoria matrix. The tufts reach 1cm or more, and these specimens typically show several different groups of the tenorite crystals on each sample. Truly the "best of species" for this otherwise widespread copper mineral, only a few available, averaging 3+cm @ 150.00 each. Superb!!

TERNESITE- Bellerberg, Eifel, Germany
This uncommon species, undesccribed until 1995, occurs as pale, grey-blue to greenish masses in matrix. Analyzed material, most associated with minor jasmundite and possibly other phases. Cheaper than 1996 prices, matrix sizes from about 0.5cm to 2cm @ 35.00, 45.00 and 65.00 each.

TILLEYITE- Crestmore Quarry, Riverside Co., California
White cleavages of tilleyite with bluish calcite and gehlenite matrix, occasionally with minor vesuvianite as well. An uncommon mineral from this classic locality, specimens range from about 2cm up to 6cm @ 8.50, 15.00, 30.00, 50.00 SOLD: Larger samples to 14x10cm @ 75.00 and 100.00 each.

TITANITE- Mon Island, Sjaelland Group, Denmark
This off-beat locality offers large, crudely crystallized brown titanite aggregates in rock matrix, occasionally with unidentified REE phases as well. Quite ugly but from an interesting place, sizes from about 2cm to nearly 5cm very reasonably priced at just 7.50, 12.50 and 15.00 each.

TOPAZ- Dassu (Haramosh), Gilgit, Pakistan
Transparent, pale honey colored single crystals of topaz without matrix, these showing typical stout, prismatic habit with fine pinacoid terminations and well developed prism faces. All show detachment points at the base, and as expected with facet-rough topaz crystals, there are the usual dings in these rather good crystals. Sizes are generous, ranging from 2.5x1.5cm to 4x2.5cm, very inexpensively offered at just 50.00, 75.00, 100.00 and 125.00 each, far below typical prices seen elsewhere!

TOUNKITE- Tultui deposit, Slyudyanka, Siberia, Russia
This uncommon member of the cancrinite group occurs here at the type locality as pale blue, glassy prismatic grains well scattered in a greyish white calcite/diopside matrix. Although the specimens are small, they are fairly rich and the species is obvious, and we have applied arrows nonetheless to pinpoint the mineral. Matrix sizes average about 1.5cm @ just 55.00 each.

URANINITE var: PITCHBLENDE- Bukov, Rozzna Deposit, Moravia, Czech Republic
An old specimen from this prolific area, here showing numerous, lustrous black botryoids of pitchblende mostly scattered along one surface of a 7x3cm calcite matrix. The specimen is quite hot (about 6400 uSv/h) and has an older German label (noting "Bukov bei Tisnov, West Mahren, CSSR" as the locality) as well, only one available @ 180.00.

VLADIMIRIVANOVITE-IMA 2010-070- Tultui Deposit, Slyudyanka, Siberia, Russia
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as colorful, deep blue masses richly scattered in calcite/diopside matrix. The mineral is orthorhombic, related to lazurite (which it physically resembles) and is from the type locality, IMA #2010-070. Specimens ranges from about 1.5cm to 2.7cm across @ 95.00 and 125.00 each. A new member of the sodalite group, and author's material as well!

ZAPATALITE- Cerro Morita, Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico
This rare copper phosphate occurs as minute pale blue masses and botryoids in fractures and exposed seams on matrix, usually with other secondary copper phases. Type locality material originally supplied by the author some years ago, some with modest micro potential, matrix sizes from about 2cm to 5cm @ 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each

MICROMOUNTS - EGG CRATE COLLECTIONS
As many micromounters know, nothing beats the box that houses a dozen eggs for safely storing good field collected material that is being saved for later mounting. We have acquired a number of collections over the years in which many, many such egg crates have been used as temporary housing for good mounting material. Since it is time to clean house, we make the following offer: the contents of one egg carton, typically 10 to 15 TN-sized specimens, all from a single locality, and all suitable for micromounting, can be yours for just 10.00 per carton! We won't ship the carton, just the contents and a single locality label. It will be up to you to clean and mount each lot as you see fit. If you are a glutton for such stuff, we can send you 10 different carton lots for just 80.00, FOB our warehouse. No highgrading, and no, we won't look for your favorite locality, but you'll enjoy a great bargain on these lots. Remember: one lot for $10, ten different lots for $80, and only while the supply lasts!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - This will likely be our last catalog from our venerable Peekskill, New York location. After 40 years in the mineral trade in the NY/NJ area, and a full twenty years at this facility, we are planning to move our business to Charlottesville, Virginia, near the well-known University of Virginia campus. We expect that it will take the better part of two months to reestablish ourselves after the move (it will take three tractor trailers and untold hours of packing!), and once we finish our show schedule at the New Jersey Earth Science Association's weekend on April 27 and 28, we expect to be out of contact until early June. Watch for our grand opening announcements, new phone numbers and updated web and email addresses in the near future! Tony Nikischer

CATALOG # 21301 - Vol. XXXX, No. 1 - This list begins the celebration of our 40th year in the mineral trade! - All items subject to prior sale:

ANATASE- Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island
Tiny anatase from the tiny state! Recently found in an older collection, these are TN-sizes specimens of quartz show one or more well-developed, dipyramidal micro crystals of anatase. The locality was SW of Routes 122 & 495, and it now sits underneath a mini-mall. Only four specimens on hand, all in TN boxes, @ 15.00 each. Great locality stuff!

AZURITE w/ MAGNETITE, CALCITE- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey
From the 1969 find, these are fluorescent calcites with richly scattered black magnetite/chalcocite ore 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!

BABINGTONITE- Blueberry Hill, Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
From a recently acquired older collection, we have a few TN-sized matrix specimens showing excellent, black micro crystals of babingtonite in open seams and vugs in matrix, most with minute, olive-green epidote and possibly other species. Attractive under the 'scope, these are becoming more difficult to obtain, as the producing quarry that began in 1913 is essentially gone at this time. Specimens range 2.5cm to 3cm across @ just 15.00 each, all mounted in plastic boxes.

CALCITE- Bound Brook Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey
From an old lot of material obtained many years ago, we have several specimens of rhombohedral calcite crystals richly scattered matrix, most ranging 1.5 to 2cm on edge and fully covering matrix. Specimen sizes are from 5cm to 10cm across, priced according to quality, @ just 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each. Old stuff!

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!

CHLORITOID (ex-Krantz)- Plankogel, Knappenberg, Carinthia, Austria
Old Krantz-labeled specimens circa late 1800s, also accompanied by Michigan College of Mines labels as well, comprised of dark greenish black chloritoid scattered in and comprising matrix. It took us some time to decipher the old labels (variously noted as "Apenninen", "Apenines" or "Appenines"), but we were able to match these to other samples from Plankogel in the Huttenberger Erzberg region. Not particularly attrcative, but fairly rich and with excellent provenance in Krantz's own hand, sizes about 5cm across @ just 40.00 ea

CHONDRODITE w/ MAGNETITE- Tilly Foster Mine, Brewster, New York
From this famous locality long-closed to collectors, we have a reasonably attractive hand specimen comprised of several small orange-red chondrodite crystals and aggregates to 1cm across scattered on one surface of a densely intergrown magnetite matrix, also showing a number of small, crude octahedral magnetites, a couple of green clinochlore plates, minor pale green antigorite and a thin film of bluish riebeckite on the bottome of the piece as well. A classic locality and complex association specimen, ex-Scalisi Collection, overall size about 7x5cm @ just 125.00.

DAWSONITE- Limoncino, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Silky white fibrous rosettes of radiating dawsonite lying flat on grey limestone matrix. Old material collected about 40 years ago, recently uncovered in our warehouse, mnay with decent micro potential as well. Specimens range from about 3.5cm to nearly 6cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each, depending on quality and coverage.

DEERITE- Longvale Quarry, Mendocino County, California
A complex iron silicate, this type locality deerite occurs as dark blue-black, needle-like fibrous aggregates and masses scattered through a greensih black fibrous howieite matrix. Typical specimens for the locality and association, and quite reasonably priced, 3cm to 4cm sized specimens @ 15.00 and 25.00 each; larger 6cm to 10cm sizes for 40.00 and 60.00 each.

FAMATINITE- Goldfield, Esmeralda Co., Nevada
From a small lot of material collected in May, 1966: famatinite occurs here as dull metallic masses scattered and possibly associated with intergrown bismuthinite in rock matrix. Minor pyrite and as yet unidentified yellowish secondary minerals are occasionally associated as well, and these old reference samples range from 2.5cm to 6cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

FERGUSONITE-(Y)- Mukinbudin Quarry, W.A., Australia
From a new find, we have a small lot of brownish, somewhat glassy masses of analytically confirmed fergusonite-(Y) comprising matrix, most with undetermined yellowish alteration products and likely other intergrown phases. Each sample accompanied by a copy of our EDS workup, specimens from about 1.5cm to 5cm across @ 10.00, 17.50, 30.00 and 45.00 each for the largest and richest.

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 tranlsucent pale yellow to gray to nearly opaque, scattered in matrix. Occasionally exhibits fluorescence as well. Old stuff, type locality of course,most with decent micro potential as well, 1cm to 6cm @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, and 55.00 each.

GARTRELLITE with CUPRITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
Bright yellow-green crusty masses and small botryoids of EDS-confirmed gartrellite scattered on quartz matrix, most with micro, deep red cuprite sparsely associated. A rare combination and discovered by us (see Mineral News - Vol. 28 # 6, 2012), identification by micro-analytical techniques is needed to differentiate the species from several other, similar-appearing species at the locality. The mineral is rare here, and there are few specimens, some of the better ones offering the excellent micro cuprite association as well! Sizes range from about 1.5cm to nearly 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each, all with copies of our EDS work.

HIDALGOITE- Old Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah
Nodular masses of pale pistachio-green colored hidalgoite intermixed with limonitic matrix. Rich, fine-grained material covering about 60% of the matrix with little apparent internal structure, but otherwise quite colorful. Old stuff from 2.5cm to nearly 7cm 10.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each.

HOWIEITE- Longvale Quarry, Mendocino Co., California
From the type locality, rich specimens comprised of dark greenish black, somewhat radiating and flattened aggregates of howieite scattered in matrix, typically with other rock forming minerals. Excellent, old material, sizes from about 2cm to 6cm @ 10.00, 17.50, 30.00 and 45.00 each; large samples from 9cm to 12cm across @ just 60.00 and 75.00 each.

IMANDRITE- Rasvumchorr Mt., Khibiny, Kola, Russia
Tiny brownish glassy masses of imandrite, here from the second world locality just adjacent to the type! Nearly pure but small sections in capsules @ 45.00 each. Only a few available, collected over 10 years ago.

IMITERITE- Imiter Mine, Jbel Sarhro, Morocco
Superb micros of this rare silver-mercury sulfide species, occurring as elongated single crystals or groups to several millimeters, most finely terminated, nicely perched and free-standing in vugs on matrix. The original find was in small anhedral grains, and this find from the type locality is world-class for the species! Matrix sizes vary from 0.5cm to 1.5cm @ 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each, priced according to quality. Don't miss these!

LIZARDITE- nr.Penreath Beach, Lizard, Cornwall, England
Dull, pistachio-green masses of lizardite largely comprising matrix, these from the Cliffs above Pentreath Beach and showing typical serpentine density with no discernable fibrous nature typically seen in other group members like chrysotile. The locality is near the traditionally-named type locality for the species, and we have a few specimens that average about 5cm to 6cm long at just 24.00 each.


MAGNESITE- nr. Chewelah, Stevens Co., Washington
Greyish white, massive aggregates of magnesite largely comprising matrix, often intergrown with minor dolomite and occasionally quartz or other species. Old material from a college accumulation, specimens range from about 2.5cm to nearly 6cm across @ just 8.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

MARGARITASITE- Margaritas Mine, Sierra Pena Blanca, Mexico
Bright canary yellow blebs and spherical aggregates of this cesium analog of carnotite scattered in red altered rhyolite matrix, sometimes with admixed uranophane. This open pit mine provided the type material in the early 1980s, offered here as 2cm to 4cm specimens @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

NATROJAROSITE with JAROSITE- Jean Baptist Mine, Kamariza, Lavrion Greece
Rich crusts of drusy, honey-yellow lustrous crystals to 1mm scattered on gossan matrix, all moderately zoned and disclosing natrojarosite (Na>K) as well as jarosite (K>Na) in atomic proportions. An interesting locality from an analytically confirmed find of a couple of years ago, specimens with good micro potential ranging from about 2cm to 4cm across @ 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

PHOSGENITE (FL-LW & MW)- Montiponi Mine, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy
A remarkably large phosgenite crystal that stands a full 6.5cm tall and 4cm wide with no matrix, showing a subordinate 3.5cm x 2cm crystal growing from one side. The crystal is crudely terminated at top and front faces, with attachment points on the sides and back of the specimen. A monster that weighs over 400g (almost a pound!) an dshows excellent, bright yellow fluorescence under LW and MW UV! Ugly but big, ex-Cilen and ex-Wards, with labels, @ 325.00.

PHOSPHOINNELITE- Mica Mine, Kovdor, Kola Peninsula, Russia
This relatively NEW SPECIES was originally found in only one sample, and the small specimens here are holotype material. The author has subsequently found a few matrix specimens that we are offering here for the first time! The mineral occurs as minute, elongated yellow-brown aggregates with a vitreous luster, the phoshorus-dominant analogue of innelite. Formula: Ba4Na3Ti3Si4O14(PO4,SO4)2(O,F)3, triclinic, IMA-approval #2005-022. Only a few tiny single grains available, author's material, of course, at 120.00 each, or as matrix specimens with modest micro potential ranging from about 2.5cm up to 5cm across @ 150.00, 200.00 and 250.00 each, all with arrows! List alternates!

RAMMELSBERGITE- Eisleben, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
A nickel arsenide, rammelsbergite is found as silvery metallic masses with minor amounts of a gray matrix material, some with small amounts of annabergite coatings, possibly with other admixed species (maucherite etc.). Specimens from an older, no longer productive locality, a type locality fro several uncommon minerals! From 2cm to 4cm @ 20.00 and 35.00 each. A few from NWT on hand to 8cm across @ 65.00.

ROSE QUARTZ- Baylis Quarry, Bedford, New York
Rich masses of rose quartz without matrix, collected many years ago from this defunct, Westchester County locality. Rarely available today, these are from an old hoard recently obtained from both a small college collection and a private holding. Sizes range from 3cm to 12cm @ 5.00, 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each. Excellent locality pieces!

ROZENITE w/ SZOMOLNOKITE- La Bade, Collandres, Cantal, France
White crusty masses of this iron sulfate mineral lightly scattered on matrix. Some of the rozenite is associated with micro gypsum crystals lightly spotting the surface, most with yellowish with szomolnokite etc. Ex-BRGM material originally obtained from Dr. Sainfeld in 1985, great locality but ugly specimens of this rarely offered mineral! In sizes from 1cm to 4cm at 15.00, 25.00, 35.00 and 45.00 each.

STRASHIMIRITE etc.- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
Pale greenish to slightly bluish radiating hemispheres of micro strashimirite needles are perched on quartz, oocasionally with zincian olivenite, brochantite, azurite or a host of other possible species. From the first confirmed occurrence of the species at Black Pine (see our article in Mineral News, Vol. 28, No.6, 2012), there are very few of these available, all with good micro potential, specimens generally 1.5cm to nearly 4cm @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each; one excellent, larger sample with micro veszelyite, 8x5cm @ 125.00.

STRONALSITE in JADEITE- Mt. Ohsa, Okayama Pref., Honshu Isl. Japan
Among the rarest of feldspars, this Sr-rich mineral occurs as very thin veinlets running through massive pale greyish jadeite. The specimens are ex-Cureton and are accompanied by a copy of Dr. Matsubara's label, the original source of the material. Overall sizes average 1cm across @ 45.00 each.


SULFUR- Racalmuto, Sicily, Italy
Fine crystal group consisting of numerous 1-4cm individuals in parallel orientation, exhibiting nicely formed orthorhombic crystallization. Aestheticllty pleasing, ex-Meli Colection and very competitively priced! Only one available at 8cm x 4cm @ 125.00.

SYLVANITE- Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado
A few small but well scattered metallic streamers of massive sylvanite are sparsely shot through this typical Cripple Creek rock matrix. An older reference specimen, ex-Michigan College of Mining and Technology and accompanied by their old label, size a hefty 7x7cm chunk @ 175.00.

THERESEMAGNANITE- Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, France
A rare, one-locality species, occuring here as minute, bright pink pearly spherules and rosettes scattered at one end of quartz/cerussite/anglesite matrix, associated with microscopic, bright green brochantite and possibly other species. Only the second time we have had a sample in stock since its description more than 20 years ago! Overall specimen size about 4x3 cm with modest micro potential @ 325.00. One only!

TINTINAITE etc.- Boliden Mine, Boliden, Vasterbotten, Sweden
A recent find in our warehouse: a microprobed sample (B. Cannon, January, 1988) of tintinaite, associated with massive kobellite and a few small areas of laitakarite and arsenopyrite in a polished section. The specimen is accompanied by a colored photo taken through an ore microscope, and a tissue overlay provides a "backscatter" image indentification of rich tintinaite and its associations. Originally commissioned by Forrest Cureton and with his label and Cannon's detail, this 1.5cm polished section is the first confirmed occurrence of tintinaite at Boliden, even though the work was done 25 years ago but not published. Only one sample of this rare Pb-Cu(Sb,Bi) sulfide on hand @ 185.00. List alternates!

TOURMALINE- Tegel's Beach, Byram, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Tick, black, lustrous and longitudinally striated crystals of black tourmaline to 4cm long and aggregated to 3cm thick are well scattered in this old specimen, these perched on cream-colored feldspar and minor muscovite. The accompanying label lists this heretofore unknown locality (to us), a subset of the town of Greenwich near the New York State border. Not a bad looking specimen from this odd locality, overall size a hefty 10x9cm @ just 85.00.

USHKOVITE- Palermo #1 Mine, North Groton, New Hampshire
Minute, honey colored lath-like crystals of micro ushkovite scattered in vugs, most with straw colored needles and sprays of strunzite and possibly other species. Collected many years ago and originally thought to be laueite, these have been X-ray confirmed. These interesting specimens are offered as small matrix sample micros @ 10.00, or as larger matrix samples from 1 to 2cm @ 15.00 and 20.00 each.

VARISCITE- De Linde Mine, Avant, Arkansas
Bright, bubbly green balls of variscite richly scattered in seams and on matrix, many with flattened sprays of minor wavellite. Old, choice material from the early 70's, most with good micro potential, matrix sizes from about 2.5 to 10cm @ 5.00, 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. Attractive and colorful stuff!

VEENITE- Taylor Pit, Madoc, Ontario, Canada
Micro silvery grey crystalline aggregates of this rare species sparsely scattered in/on marble matrix. Collected in 1966 by Steacy and Moyd (steacyite, moydite), we offer pure crystallized specimens from 1mm to 4mm individually x-rayed and probed in 1cm probe mounts @ 40.00 and 60.00 each, or as matrix specimens from 1cm to 5cm @ 45.00, 65.00, 85.00 and 125.00 each. Rare!

WEDDELLITE- nr. Biggs, Wasco Co., Oregon
Small, brown glassy aggregates to tan fibrous sprays of this rare mineral sparsely perched in exposed vugs in tough, brown jasper matrix. Rarely offered, most with micro potential, matrix sizes from 3.5cm to 8cm across @ 45.00, 60.00, 100.00, 150.00 and 175.00 each, depending on overall size and quality.

WHITMOREITE- Palermo Mine, North Groton, New Hampshire
Small micro crystals of dark brown, transparent radiating clusters of whitmoreite sparsely scattered on matrix, typically with siderite and a variety of phosphates, potentially including strunzite, laueite, jahnsite, messelite etc. All are suitable for micromount, some already handsomely mounted, sizes from about 1.5cm to 2.5cm @ 25.00 and 40.00 each, depending on quality, not size.

ZUNYITE- Zuni Mine, Anvil Mt. San Juan Co., Colorado
From the type locality for the species, we have a good number of extremely rich zunyite specimens, here as tiny 1-2mm vitreous, translucent octahedral crystals embedded in dark brown, clay-like matrix. Specimens are filled, and overall sizes range from about 3cm up to 10cm across, at just 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each. Classic!

ZUSSMANITE- Longvale Quarry, Mendocino Co., California
Dark greenish, opaque and somewhat micaceous aggregates of zussmanite richly scattered in thin seams in tough rock matrix, often with stilpnomelane and possibly other species. Classic locality for this rock-forming mineral, matrix sizes from 2cm to 8cm @ just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each.

CATALOG # 21207 - Vol. XXXIX, No. 7 - All items subject to prior sale

This is our final list for 2012 - we will be closed from December 22 through January 2, so please place your orders accordingly. We wish all of clients a joyous and peaceful holiday season!

AFGHANITE- Casa Colina Quarry, Pitigliano, Tuscany Italy
Afghanite occurs as clear to almost opaque, colorless to white blocky small but sharp crystals scattered in a vuggy matrix. An interesting cancrinite group mineral from this locality collected about 10 years ago, each specimen will probably yield several nice afghanite micros, and these show an obvious fluorescent response under both SW and LW, too! Matrix sizes from about 2cm to nearly 5cm @ 20.00, 30.00, and 45.00 each.

BISMUTH- Needle's Eye, Dalbeattie, Scotland
From an uncommon locality in Dumfries & Galloway, we have a small lot of native bismuth samples, here as small greyish masses sparsely scattered and disseminated in aggregated quartz matrix, likely with secondary Bi-rich phases as well. Little material is commonly available from here, and specimens range from about 2cm to 3.5cm across @ just 12.50, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

CARLOSTURANITE- Colletto (Auriol) Mine, Sampeyre, Italy
White to pale brown asbestos-like fibrous aggregates of this unusual species nicely scattered on matrix. From the type locality in Cuneo Province (Piedmont) where the species was first described in 1985 and is offered here as 2cm to 6cm elongated specimens @ 25.00, 35.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each.

CLINOPHOSINAITE- Tsentral'nyi Mine, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
From a new find in Mt. Rasvumchorr, this material is far superior to the first described Khibiny specimens, occurring here as moderately rich, pale lilac to nearly colorless pink masses reaching 15mm in some samples! Typically impregnated with tiny grains of red villaiumite, this weird silicate-phosphate is offered in a range of sizes from about 2.5cm up to nearly 6cm across @ 75.00, 100.00, 130.00 and 165.00 each.

DRAVITE (Vanadium-rich!)- Merelani, Arusha, Tanzania
Another new find of colorful, deep green (!!) dravite tourmaline in matrix from this prolific locality. Most of the dravites are transparent and in the 5mm to 15mm size range with excellent color, although none are perfect or particularly well-terminated. All are perched in a complex skarn matrix that often shows much variable fluoresence due to phlogopite (yellow FL), diopside (blue-white FL) and included quartz (green FL) in many samples, along with minute pyrite and other phases. Surprisingly, about 20% of the better samples also show massive yellow native sulfur (!!), also new for Tanzania like the wurtzites described later in this list! Specimens are priced based on overall size and quality of the dravite and its associations, not on ovcerall size, ranging from about 2.5cm up to nearly 6cm @ 50.00, 75.00, 100.00 and 125.00 each.

EPISTILBITE- Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
A pair of excellent, white episilbite samples on basalt matrix, these from the prolific Jalgaon area known for its exceptional zeolites. The epistilbite occurs as radiating crystals to 1cm long, forming snowy balls to 2.5cm across nicely scattered on matrix. Attractive specimens, accompanied by a Museum label, averaging about 6.5cm across at just 55.00 each.

EUDIALYTE etc.- DeMix Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
From an old collection of MSH material, we located a small batch of bright pinkish, micro crystals and aggregates of pleasing eudialyte perched on matrix, typically with a wide range of potential associations. Specimens have good micro potential, and range in size from about 1cm to 2cm across @ just 8.50 and 15.00 each. Nice!

FEJERITE (IMA #2012-014)- Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
This NEW COPPER SPECIES occurs as micro, bright blue flakey to radiating tabular aggregates in tiny voids in massive, deep red cuprite matrix, most with minor malachite and potentially other secondary copper minerals. Formula: Cu4ClF(OH)6, hexagonal, isostructural with claringbullite and barlowite, IMA #2012-014. Our EDS spectra accompanies each arrowed specimen, sizes ranging from about 2cm to 3.5cm priced according to quality @ 100.00, 150.00 and 200.00, with a few to 250.00 each. List alternates!

FERRIMOLYBDITE with MOLYBDENITE- Questa Mine, Taos Co., New Mexico
From an old mining college stock, a small batch of yellow, crusty ferrimolybdite specimens, here scattered over massive quartz and greyish metallic streamers and masses of molybdenite comprising matrix. Good reference material for a moly assemblage, specimens from about 3cm to 6cm @ just 10.00, 15.00 and 20.00.

FERRISTRUNZITE (TL)- Mont des-Groseillers, Blaton, 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, originally obtained from one of the authors. Type locality material, sizes from about 2.5cm to 7cm across @ 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 80.00 each.

FLUORAPATITE- Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
From the prolific Governador Valadares region, we have an interesting lot of small, pale lavender fluorapatite crystals and groups with little or no matrix, some with minor dark tourmaline needles. Good luster, odd color, moderately well crystallized, these range from about 1cm to 1.5cm tall @ just 15.00 and 20.00 each. Nice!

FLUORITE- Mina Navidad, Durango, Mexico
Attractive, pale purple to pink colored octahedral (!!) crystals of fluorite richly intergrown on a white rock matrix. Rather colorful and reasonably attractive, particularly for clearly octahedral habits, and these are surprisingly inexpensive compared to ewhat other dealers are charging. Only three samples on hand, all ex-Museum stock with label, averaging about 6cm across @ only 30.00 each. Nice!

GIBBSITE ("BAUXITE")- Lelydorp II Mine, Wanica, Surinam
Pale tan to pinkish colored gibbsite largely comprising matrix of these "bauxite" specimens, all surprisingly lightweight and readily carved by the locals. Specimens from Surinam, a tiny South American country that is the least densely inhabited and explored tropical country in the world, are rarely offered, sometimes seen labelled as "Dutch Guiana" until the mid-1950s. We have just a few of these uncommon locality pieces, the largest quite weird in appearance, some with a cut face, sizes ranging from about 5cm to 10cm across @ 30.00, 40.00 and 60.00 each.

GOLD- Hope's Nose, Torquay, Devon, England
From a small lot of excellent micro gold from this classic UK locality, we have small arborescent groups, starting at about 1mm and up 3 for 25.00, or 4 for 35.00 in excellent tiny groups, or as several larger singles that range from about 2mm to 4mm across, nicely boxed and well-crystallized, offered at just 30.00 and 40.00 each. Great under the 'scope!

HEMIMORPHITE- Santa Eulalia, Aquiles Serdan, Mexico
Old stock from our early days of buying Mexican material in the 1970s, we have uncovered a flat of attractive, bladed crystals (to 1cm) of glassy, translucent to transparent hemimorphite on limonitic matrix, many with small white dolomite rhombs that help distinguish them from Mapimi material (which is also on hand). Inexpensive and moderately attractive material from nearly 40 years ago, sizes from about 3cm to 6cm across @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00, depending on quality.

HEMIMORPHITE w/ CHRYSOCOLLA- Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Montana
Water-clear, radiating micro crystals of attractive hemimorphite on matrix, many overlaying chrysocolla and showing a resulting, pale blue color, others occasionally with malachite or other species. Rather attractive specimens, with the glassy laths extending to about 3mm or more, and generally proving very attractive micros or pleasing hand specimens. Sizes range from about 2cm to 5cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00, with a few excellent samples to 9cm across @ 55.00 each. Nice!

JUNITOITE- Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona
Nice, sharp platy microcrystals and thin crystalline plates of colorless to white junitoite are scattered over a skarn matrix. Possible associations include kinoite, ruizite, etc. Good coverage in these older stock specimens, 3cm to 8cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 60.00 each.

LEPIDOLITE- Minas Gerais, Brazil
An old specimen, perhaps the largest cabinet specimen of "ball lepidolite" we have ever encountered, this one ex-Julius Weber Collection. While now considered a member of the polylithionite-trilithionite series, "lepidolite" is forever in the minds of collectors and geologists alike as the pale pink to lavender micafound in lithium-rich pegmatites. This outstanding example is a large knob-like mass, almost stalactitic in appearance, with smooth scales which are actually pinacoidal terminations completely covering the outside of this hefty specimen. Internally (when viewed from the bottom of the sample), the sample is a condensed masses of thousands (?) of aggregates and radiating, elongated lepidolite rods extending outward from a central core, resulting in the flat terminations seen on the exterior of the piece. A monster that measures about 13cm tall and 11cm in diameter, weighs almost 3 kilograms, and is offered as a classy museum-displayable specimen at only 450.00. One only!

LOPEZITE (Manmade)- Czech Republic
We stumbled upon these many years ago at a small mineral show in the Czech Republic. Despite protests to the contrary by the seller, these were obviously grown in a chem lab via a super-saturated solution of potassium chromate, resulting in rather attractive, stunning, deep red complex crystals without matrix, ranging in size from about 1cm to nearly 2cm across at just 8.50 and 15.00 each. Colorful!

MAGNESITE- Circa 1891, Unspecified locality Greece
Recently uncovered here is a small lot of magnesite specimens from Greece, some with Ward & Howell labels and/or Michigan Mining School with College of Mines labels accompanying them, with the "Howell" crossed out, suggesting 1891 vintage when Howell left the firm to begin his own business, but prior to 1897 when the College changed its name. The specific locality is only noted as "Greece", but some enterprising collector can perhaps suggest to us what localities were producing in the 1890s, likely within Chalkidiki Prefecture in Macedonia Department. The specimens are hand pieces, generally fairly pure greyish white masses, ranging from 6cm to 8cm @ 40.00 and 65.00, all with at least one old label from the larger lot. For those interested in other magnesite specimens, we can provide a collection of 15 different localities, many with old labels from foreign localities, 4cm and up, at 400.00 for the lot; only one!

MAWBYITE- Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Montana
From the recent work done on old samples in our inventory, we have a small selection of mawbyite specimens from this prolific locality, here as micro, orange-red monoclinic crystals scattered on matrix, many overlaying segnitite or other species. From the first U.S. occurrence for the species, you can read about their
discovery in the June, 2012 color issue of Min eral News (a few copies are still available at $6.00 each). Excellent micro material, matrix sizes range from about 1cm up to 3.5cm specimens @ 50.00, 75.00 and 125.00; a few larger, superb specimens with superior quality crystals up to 5cm overall @ 200.00 and 300.00 each. List alternates!

NAMANSILITE- Woods Mine, nr. Tamworth, NSW., Australia
An unusual sodium manganese member of the pyroxene group, we have excellent namansilite specimens occurring here as thin, dark red crystalline veinlets cutting through matrix. Studied material, consisting of slabs and end cuts clearly displaying the dark red namansilite veins, specimens from 2.5cm to nearly 15cm(!!) at 25.00, 45.00, 75.00, 100.00, and 125.00 each.

PECTOLITE variety LARIMAR- nr. Barahona, Dominican Republic
From a large lot of material collected in 1976 at the locality by well-known gem expert Joel Arem, we have reference specimens of this strange material, here as pale blue masses and veinlets of copper-rich pectolite lightly scattered in a rather ugly, grayish and punky limestone matrix. We've analyzed the material (it is, indeed, pectolite), and even polished a few samples for ourselves (they improve dramatically with cutting and polishing), but these are essentially weird geological reference pieces of this unique material known only from this locality, sizes from about 2cm to about 6cm @ just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

PLATTNERITE- Fourth of July Tunnel, Eureka Co., Nevada
Brilliant, micro black needles and spears of plattnerite scattered on limonitic matrix. Under the 'scope, these are quite nice, and their listing here will finally add the mineral to the locality's species list. Specimens range from about 2cm to 8cm across @ 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

PODLESNOITE- Kirovskii Mine, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
This rare occurs as excellent, water-clear, micro prismatic crystals up to 3mm tall well scattered in radiating groups and clusters nicely perched on matrix. Many are doubly terminated and highly vitreous, often sitting among well formed natrolite crystals, some with minute but perfect clusters of ilmenite as well. Formula: BaCa2(CO3)2F2, orthorhombic, IMA #2006-033. The mineral is also nicely fluorescent pinkish orange under SW UV, and is named for Aleksandr Semenovich Podlesnyi (b.1948), Russian amateur mineralogist and professional miner. Type locality, of course, for this new structural type (space group Cmcm) remotely related to carbonates of the aragonite group. Well crystallized, fine micro's and fluorescent as well: what could be better for a new species? Specimens range from about 2cm to 4cm across @ 125.00, 150.00 and 175.00 each, depending on overall quality and size.

PYRITE in CHALCOCITE- Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana
From an old stock of ore material, we have several specimens of typical Butte copper ore, comprised primarily of metallic black chalcocite with small splashes of brassy pyrite scattered thoughout, possibly admixed with other sulfides like digenite and/or djurleite. Specimens average about 5cm across at just 15.00 each.

RICHTERITE var: MAGNOPHORITE- Wolgidee Hills, W.A., Australia
This monoclinic amphibole was once considered as kali-magnesio-kataphorite and was subsequently reclassified as a titanian-potassian-richterite when the IMA redefined the amphibole nomenclature some fifteen+ years ago. This is pure, refined material from the originally described site, offered as numerous hand-picked grains in a 2cm vial @ 20.00 each.

SZENICSITE- Tierra Amarilla, Atacama, Chile
This relatively rare species, a copper hydroxyl molybdate, occurs as relatively attractive dark green lamellar blades and intergrown radial masses in and on matrix. Each sample includes a copy of a Szenics-signed label; modest coverage with specimens ranging from about 1.5cm up to 4cm @ 45.00, 65.00, 75.00 and 85.00 each.

SZOMOLNOKITE on HALOTRICHITE- Markey Mi, Red Canyon, San Juan Co. Utah
This unusual species occurs as dull tan masses and crusts on white to yellowish fibrous halotrichite on matrix. Coverage is quite rich but quite ugly nonetheless, with specimen sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 12.50, 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each. One 8x4cm specimen @ 60.00.

TELLURITE- Mina Bambollita, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico
From old material collected many years ago, we have a good selection of choice, crystallized tellurite specimens from this famous locality, most as small, yellowish orange to deeper orange, sparse crystalline aggregates lying flat or in vugs of quartz-rich matrix, all showing brilliant adamantine luster, occasionally with minor greyish metallic native tellurium as finely disseminated grains, potentially with paratellurite etc. The locality has produced many rare Te-rich phases, and who knows what else may lurk in these old specimens! Sizes range from 2.5cm to 6cm across, offered at just 20.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each.

TERUGGITE- Loma Blanca, Jujuy Province, Argentina
Another type locality mineral, this one having an unusual calcium arsenic borate composition. Teruggite occurs as dull white to beige concretionary to botryoidal appearing porcelaneous nodules without matrix. Nice, typical material for this rare mineral, in 2cm or 4cm examples, at 30.00 and 65.00 each.

TETRADYMITE etc.- Clogau-St Davids Mine, Dolgellau, Wales
From one one of the older gold-producing areas in the Gwynedd region dating back to teh 1860s, these samples show silvery mestallic masses of Bi-Te-S well scattered in massive quartz matrix, likely associated with other metallic phases. Work published in Canadian Mineralogist (Vol. 45, No.3) disclosed much aleksite, an occurrence of saddlebackite (!!) as well as other rarities present in polished sections of this material. Only a few specimens on hand, available as 2.5cm chunks @ just 25.00 each.

WENKITE- Cava Mergozzoni, Candoglia, Italy
This rare member of the cancrinite group forms small grayish vitreous aggregates scattered in rock matrix. Old material, tiny fragments in capsule @ 20.00; matrix samples from 1cm to 2cm @ 35.00 and 50.00 each.

WULFENITE- Manhan Lead Mine, Loudville, Massachusetts
Small, tabular butterscotch colored wulfenite crystals perched in exposed seams in quartz. A group of old, classic locality specimens, most collected by G.F. Lincks in 1976, and some associated with minor green pyromorphite, and/or galena, anglesite etc. Sizes about 4x3cm @ 35.00.

WULFENITE- Fourth of July Tunnel, Eureka Co., Nevada
From the many sub-localities noted at Prospect Ridge, we happily add a new listing for wulfenite, here as tiny, very thin, water-clear to gossan-encrusted tabular crystals well-scattered on limonitic matrix, previously un-reported from the area. Excellent micro potential on these, and matrix sizes range from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each, with a few from 8cm to 11cm @ 60.00 and 75.00 each. Not pretty without the 'scope!

WURTZITE- Merelani, Arusha, Tanzania
From a new find, these are deep red to red-brown, somewhat tabular aggregates and cleavages of X-ray confirmed wurtzite, the dimorph of sphalerite. These are matrix-free, pure and solid, and are highly unusual for the locality, and the first (and only!) confirmed find of the mineral in Tanzania! Sizes are small but pure with a wonderful red dark color, ranging from about 5mm to nearly 20mm across @ 20.00, 40.00, 60.00 and 95.00 each. Exceptional find!

COLLECTION

BULL MOOSE MINE- Custer Co., South Dakota
Thinking we had exhausted our Bull Moose material, we stumbled across another flat of assorted species, most with good micro potential, and several that have not been offered in our recent lists. We've put together a small collection of six different specimens, showing at least that many different species as well, all in 2cm to 4cm sizes for only 50.00 per lot, all with good associations and micro crystals!

BOOKS

COLLECTING ARKANSAS MINERALS- by Art Smith
This handy reference work covers numerous Arkansas collecting sites and is filled with numerous crystal drawings, diagrams, maps and even sixteen color photographs to guide you along the way! Like all good collecting guides, author Art Smith (artsmithite) describes the mineral species found at each locality, and a comprehensive list of the many Magnet Cove area sites is of particular interest. A useful field guide and welcomed addition to your reference library, soft-cover, 9"x6" and approximately 150 pages for only 14.95 plus 6.00 shipping!

FRANKLIN & STERLING HILL- -World's Greatest Mineral Deposit by Dr. Pete Dunn
The last of our stock, exclusively from the suthor: the revised HARDCOVER edition of Dr. Dunn's monumental work on the Franklin and Sterling Hill deposits. Over 750 pages in two volumes, handsomely bound in royal blue buckram, oversewn, with acid-free endpapers and gold-stamped on spine and cover, this set is a comprehensive treatment of the mineralogy and history of this prolific and complex deposit! Over 900 b/w illustrations and photographs fill this careful, descriptive, precise work that meticulously documents the diverse mineralogy of this famous NJ locality. Every serious collector and bibliophile should own this set, and we are the exclusive distributor for this limited printing. The two volume set is 195.00 plus 16.00 s/h (USA); overseas customers: please inquire for shipping costs.


LANGBAN!- Langban, Varmland, Sweden
The superb 215+page hardcover book printed on exquisite heavy stock that tells the story of this prolific locality, including the mines, descriptive mineralogy, history and personalities. Filled with excellent color photos as well as historic black and white images, this new book is a MUST HAVE for every library! We are the exclusive North American distributor for this 30x22cm masterpiece, just 75.00 plus 12.00 shipping in the USA! Foreign clients - please inquire for shipping cost

LOVOZERO, Kola Peninsula, Russia - History - Pegmatites - Minerals by Dr. Igor Pekov
This long-awaited hardcover volume describes the history, development, geology and mineralogy of this prolific area in Russia. In a format similar to the much-acclaimed Langban book we recently distributed, this high quality volume contains nearly 500 pages and is richly illustrated with many hundreds of color and black & white photos and drawings, accompanied by a comprehensive treatment of the 340 minerals that occur here, many with crystal drawings, chemical analyses, photographs etc.. In Dr. Pekov's thorough style, this work is sure to become a mineralogical library requirement! We are the exclusive North American distributor for this fine volume, available @ just 79.00 plus 12.00 shipping and handling in the U.S.A. Foreign clients - please inquire for shipping cost

GEMS

SYNTHETIC GEM ASSORTMENTS- 6 different stones/colors
From a modest lot of synthetic gemstones, we have assembled colorful collections of six different manmade gemstones (pink, yellow, blue, orange, green etc.) in various cuts and sizes, most as drilled hearts, ovals, cushions etc. and weighing about 60 carats per collection of six different stones! Attractive stones, all useful for jewelry, and offered at just 75.00 per lot, a bargain far below retail! Make great holiday gifts!

SUPPLIES

MICROMOUNT STORAGE CASES

Repeat of a sellout! These are rather handsome, five drawer cabinets suitable for micromounts and small samples, offered here at a price far below typical wooden cabinets. They are constructed of heavy duty fiberboard with a dense, black leatherette embossed covering, and a brass colored metal drawer pull is included with each drawer. These are sturdy and make for a long-lasting convenient storage cabinet ideally suited to micromounts. Each drawer measures about 14.25" wide x 7.75" deep and just under 1.25" high; a five drawer unit will hold nearly 500 standard mounts; the ten drawer unit will hold nearly 1000 micros!

Five Drawer units: in stock and offered at just 59.00 each, plus shipping (about 10 lbs. per cabinet)

Ten Drawer units -in stock at just 109.00 each, plus shipping (about 20 lbs per cabinet)


CATALOG 21206 - Vol. XXXIX, No. 6- Posted October 21, 2012. All items subject to prior sale!

See us at the Fall New York City Gem & Mineral Show - November 10-11 in Manhattan at The Holiday Inn Midtown - 440 W. 57th Street (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues) in New York City. Material from this list will not be on hand without prior arrangement!

AMMONIOMAGNESIOVOLTAITE- Pecs-Vasas, Mecsek Mts., Baranya Co. Hungary
This relatively new mineral occurs as tiny, lustrous, yellow /octahedral crystals and aggregates well scattered on matrix. Formula: (NH4)2Mg2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12*18H2O - isometric; IMA #2009-040. We have only a few small specimens, averaging about0.5cm across and all with decent micro potential, @ 65.00 each.Type locality material, of course!

ANCYLITE-(Ce)- DeMix Quarry, Mont St Hilaire, Que., Canada
Tiny, delicately pinkish glassy crystal groups and aggregates of ancylite-(Ce) perched on matrix, typically with aegirine , natrolite and possibly other species. Older material from the late 1970s from an extensive micromount collection, most as small boxed specimens in the 1cm-1.5cm size range, all with some micro potential as well, @ just 12.50 and 20.00 each, or as a few choice TNs @ 35.00 each.

BISMUTHINITE w/ NICKELINE etc.- Tirpersdorf, Vogtland. Saxony, Germany
An old specimen, ex-Colorado Geological Supply and once in the Thomas Campbell Collection, the sample shows numerous metallic micro crystals of slender bismuthinite in several quartz-lined vugs, with the rock matrix showing massive aggregates of pinkish-bronze nickeline throughout. An uncommon locality piece with excellent associations, overall size about 6.5cm x 5cm @ 125.00. Only one!

CALCITE- Cricket Mountains, Millard Co., Utah
Excellent "flos-ferri" growths of white calcite showing fine, divergent globular arms and extended branches of pristine and delicate material without matrix. Old A.E. Seaman Museum material, only a few specimens on hand from 5x3cm to 11x8cm @ 20.00, 40.00 and 60.00 each. List alternates!

CALCITE- Pugh Quarry, Custar, Wood Co., Ohio
From material recently acquired in a museum collection, we have several, fairly large calcite specimens, these showing pale, honey-colored scalenohedral crystals up to several centimeters completely covering dolostone matrix. Quite attractive and well crystallized examples from this once-prolific locality. Specimens average about 15x10cm (!!) at just 85.00 each. Cheap price!

CARMINITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
Excellent micro crystals of red to brownish red carminite lightly scattered over quartz matrix, occasionally with beudantite and possibly other species. Very fine for the locality and every specimen will yield one or more good micromounts! Old stuff, sizes range from about 2cm to nearly 5cm @ 15.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each, depending on quality & coverage. A few richer, larger and superior quality, 5cm to nearly 8cm @ 100.00, 125.00 and 150.00 each. See the June, 2012 color issue of Mineral News for more details!

CHALCOPYRITE, PENTLANDITE etc.- Gap Mine, Bart, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
An old specimen comprised of densely aggregated crystalline actinolite with broad splashed of golden metallics scattered throughout the piece, comprised primarily of chalcopyrite, pentlandite and pyrrhotite. A neat example from this famous locality that dates back to the 1700s. The specimen measures about 6.5x4cm, ex-Cilen @ just 30.00.

DANBURITE- Russell, St. Lawrence Co., New York
A small lot of very old specimens from this classic New York locality, here as tan to greyish, crude blocky crystals of danburite intergrown on matrix with minor dark mica and other rock forming minerals. Difficult to locate today, these are ex-Michigan Mining College specimens priced according to overall quality, not size, ranging from 4x3cm to 7x4cm @ just 100.00, 125.00 and 150.00 each!

DIAMOND (Fluorescent!)- Tshikapa, Kasai Province (ex-Zaire) Dem Rep Congo
Unusual, adamantine diamond aggregates without matrix, all showing convoluted, subhedral octahedral faces and other weird forms, these transparent to translucent with a slightly brownish hue. Remarkably, these fluoresce a very bright yellow (LW UV), with a lesser response under MW and SW. These average about 7x5mm, weigh in the 1 carat range each, and just 85.00 per crystal! Rare fluorescent stuff and inexpensive for diamonds, too!

DIOPSIDE var: CHROME DIOPSIDE- Outokumpu, Finland
Bright to dark green crystalline masses of this chrome-rich variety of diopside constitute most of these matrix-free specimens, all largely massive but with the occasional prismatic prism evident. Most have small pods of sulfide minerals as well, and all are therefore interesting and could likely use further study as there are a number of rarities known from the locality. Older material obtained over 30 years ago, specimens average about 4cm across @ just 15.00 each.

DOLOMITE ps @ Producta Horrida- Toessneck, Thuringia, Germany
An old specimen, ex-Michigan College of Mines, noted as dolomite ps @ Productus Horridus, a Permian brachiopod, with a moderately clear outline of the white dolomitized fossil showing striations on the 2.5cm bivalve that protrudes from the fossiliferous brownish matrix. Weird, old and the only one we've seen in our admittedly limited exposure, but noted in Sowerby's 1827 work as "producta clava". A neat pseudomorph from an old locality, one only, overall about 5x5cm @ 55.00.

FLUORITE with GALENA- Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, Socorro Co., New Mexico
Pale blue cubic crystals of fluorite to 1cm or more well scattered over matrix, some with greyish cubes of galena occasionally scattered about as well. Classic combinations and old material that is fairly attractive from many years ago, specimens from about 4cm to 10cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each, priced according to quality and associations; one monster 20x12cm with galena and platy barite as well at 125.00.

FOUGERITE- Dronino, Ryazan Oblast, Russia
A very weird mineral, approved in 2003 (IMA #2003-057), here for the first time as discreet, hexagonal, brown, platy micro crystals in thin seams of matrix iron hydroxides and oxides replacing metallic kamacite, here found in the Dronino ataxite meteorite! These will make interesting micros having not been seen by most collectors before now! Only a few specimens available, sizes from about 1.5cm @ 75.00.

GEARKSUTITE- Hall Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
This uncommon mineral occurs here in remarkably rich, porcelanous-like cauliflower shaped nodules without matrix. Exceptional for this otherwise nondescript mineral, sizes ranging from about 4cm up to 8cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00. Fine!

GILLESPITE w/ CELSIAN etc.- Big Creek, Rush Creek Dep, Fresno Co California
Old material collected many years ago, here comprised of dark red streamers and platy aggregates of gillespite scattered in celsian matrix, often with quartz, sanbornite and likely other disseminated species. Specimen sizes range from about 2.5cm to nearly 6cm across @ 12.50, 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each. Brighter and more colorful material from Mexico also available at similar size/ prices; please inquire!

HEMATITE (micaceous)- Champion Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan
An interesting occurrence of splendant, silvery grey foliated hematite scattered in/on quartz matrix, unusual for its oddly micaceous habit and high luster. Hefty specimens of good size from this classic iron mining district, ranging from about 4cm to heavy 10cm specimens @ just 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

HEMATITE with JASPER- Soudan, Minnesota
A "banded iron" specimen showing alternating bands of red and brownish black Fe-rich ores, moderately unremarkable except for the fact that it is a Peter Zodac (Peekskill, NY) specimen, the original founder of Rocks & Minerals magazine! The piece has Thurston and Cilen labels in addition to Zodac's, overall size about 7x6cm @ just 35.00.

HYDROBORACITE- Thompson Mine, nr. Ryan, Inyo Co., California
This unusual borate occurs as slender, white needle-like crystals richly scattered on matrix, some with minor colemanite and possibly other phases. Old material recently analytically confirmed, available as either attractive, mounted thumbnails @ 10.00, or as matrix specimens from 3cm to 6cm @ 25.00, 35.00, and 50.00 each.

LAVOISIERITE (IMA 2012-009)- Punta Gensane, Torino, Piedmont, Italy
This NEW SPECIES occurs as densely intergorwn, pale coppery colored fibrous aggregates richly perched on matrix, typically associated with underlying braunite and/or minute pinkish-red piemontite masses. The complex formula is: Mn2+8[Al10(Mn3+Mg0][Si11P]O44(OH)12, orthorhombic, IMA # 2012-009. The name is a digression from the expected IMA nonmenclature rules based on structural relationships (here to the ardennites), but we are happy to see the father of modern chemistry suitably honored. Only a few available, sizes from about 2.5cm to 4cm @ 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each. Type locality, of course!

LEVYNE-Na- Parkgate Quarry, Templepatrick, Northern Ireland
Small amygdaloidal pods in matrix, filled with small tabular crystals and intergrown aggregates of white to transparent levyne-Na, occasionally with other species as well. Old stuff from more than 25 years ago, most with modest micro potential as well, sizes from about 2cm to 3.5cm @ just 8.50 and 12.50 each.

MAGNETITE- Iron Mountain, Utah
Rich, black, octahedral crystals and sections of magnetite completely covering rock matrix, these collected back in the 1960s by Ted Morley from this old and prolific locality known for the species. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 6cmacross at just 8.00, 15.00, and 25.00 each.

MALACHITE- Sunnyside Mine, White Pine Co., Nevada
Small, deep green micro sprays of malachite nicely scattered in exposed seams and vugs in dark brown limonite-goethite matrix, possibly with other secondary Cu minerals present. There are at least four other "Sunnyside Mines" in Nevada, but this is a small, old prospect in the Robinson District that has been largely ignored in the literature. These will all yield excellent micros, and sizes range from about 2cm to 6cm @ just 5.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each.

MANNARDITE inclusions in QUARTZ- Curvelo Region, Minas Gerais, Brazil
An unusual occurrence of this rare mineral, mannardite occurs here as greyish black radiating sprays suspended in otherwise water-clear singly terminated quartz crystals, these averaging 2.3cm tall and over 1cm thick! A remarkably rare example of quartz inclusion, previously designated as ankangite and now redefined by the IMA, only a few crystals available @ 175.00 each. List alternates!

NAMUWITE- Stolberg, near Aachen, Germany
Originally described from Wales, we have this zinc copper sulfate mineral from the continent, found as bluish-green colored coatings and delicate-appearing nearly transparent bladed microcrystals dispersed in a vuggy pumice-like matrix. While not rich, the larger sized specimens could produce several nice micromounts. In sizes from 1 cm to 3 cm at 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

PHENAKITE- Sao Miguel de Piracicaba, M.G., Brazil
From an older find, these are excellent, well formed single crystals and groups of tabular, glassy phenacite without matrix, nicely transparent and quite attractive for the species. Only a few specimens available, all about 1.5cm across @ just 40.00 each. Terrific stuff!

POLYDYMITE- Madziwa Mine, nr. Shamva, Zimbabwe
Minute silvery metallic masses and grains to 1mm of this unusual nickel mineral scattered in rock matrix. Interesting locality, size 2.0cm @ 15.00. Larger samples on hand to 4+cm @ 25.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

PYROLUSITE- Taylor Mine, Alberta, Baraga Co., Michigan
Excellent, silvery grey sprays of radiating pyrolusite richly scattered on matrix, these rivaling the old Moroccan material of the 1970s. Rather attractive for a typically ugly species, these are rich examples ranging in size from about 3cm to large 10cm groups @ just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each. Nice!

PYROPHYLLITE- Foxtrap M., Manuels, Newfoundland, Canada
Massive lime green tenacious pyrophyllite comprising matrix and lacking any discernable radiating structure so common for the mineral. Strange, dense habit, probably cutable, in generous sizes from 5cm to 15cm long @ 15.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each.

RAGUINITE- Allchar, Roszdan, Macedonia
From the type locality for the species, we have a pair of bright red realgar specimens comprised of densely aggregated small pods, with sparsely interspersed blackish-bronze micro raguinite perched thereon. A rare thallium-iron-sulfide, only the second time we have seen these in more than 35 years, specimens average about 5cm across @ 185.00 each.

SIDERITE in CARBONATITE- Shawa, Zimbabwe
An unusual specimen comprised of crudely rhombic siderite scattered in an uncommon carbonatite matrix, part of E.W. Heinrich's extensive petrographic and mineralogical collections of Zimbabwe material we have acquired over the years (see titantite elsewhere in this list).Not pretty but geologically weird, overall size is about 7x5cm @ 35.00, with Heinrich's label.

STEACYITE- DeMix Quarry, Mont St Hilaire, Que., Canada
This uncommon species occurs here as micro, greyish brown tetragonal crystals sparsely scattered in vugs in analcime and aegirine matrix. Old Cureton material from the type locality, from boxed micros @ 10.00 and 20.00, or as 3cm to 6cm matrix samples @ 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each, depending on size and quality.

TENORITE- Algomah Mine, nr Mass, Ontonagon Co. Michigan
Black masses of tenorite scattered in brownish-red, copper ore rock matrix, most specimens with apparent malachite and possibly other secondary copper minerals. Last producing circa 1914, material from this this old property has yield some interesting cutting material, micros etc. Specimens range from about 2cm-4cm @ just 6.00, 12.50, and 20.00 each; a few to nearly 8cm across @ 40.00 each.

TITANITE with AEGIRINE- Shawa, Zimbabwe
An old E.W. Heinrich specimen, accompanied by his label, comprised of densely aggregated rods of aegirine, with a crude yellowish mass of "sphene" perched in/on one face of this ijolite rock matrix. From an obscure locality, specimen size about 8x5cm @ just 40.00.

TOPAZ pseudo @ ENSTATITE- Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Excellent, deep pink (!!!) micro crystals of topaz tightly intergrown and forming elongated pseudomorphs after enstatite. A few will have minor quartz matrix, but most of these small but very attractive and unusual, gemmy pseudos are matrix-free, and all will also look exceptionally fine under the 'scope! A rare find, sizes average 1cm to 1.5cm @ 60.00 and 75.00 each. List alternates!

TRIPHYLITE- Dan Patch Mine, Keystone, South Dakota
This large deposit near Mount Rushmore is known among collectors for its massive pegmatite-phosphates, and the triphylite is offered here as large, relatively pure cleavages of greenish grey primary phosphate samples. Specimens range from modest 3cm to hefty 10cm chunks, reasonably priced and quite representative at just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each, strictly by size. Old, quite pure stuff!

URANINITE var: PITCHBLENDE- Lucky Strike Mine, San Juan Co., Utah
The largest, hottest, most radioactive uraninite we have ever had, here as a massive, solid, black pitchblende specimen, very pure, and weighing about 60 pounds (!!!). It has pegged every geiger counter we own, and we suspect it might show up on a satellite scan of Peekskill someday! Hand-delivered to us many years ago, it has sat by the garage door in a multi-walled heavy plastic bag, purportedly obtained from Weber State University years ago. The monster measures about 30x28x15cm, and yes, it really is about 27 kilos, offered here at a very modest $3500.00 for this unique specimen! Warning: we cannot ship this sample, as it is too hot to send via our normal USPS or UPS means. If you want it, you'll have to pick it up or make your own transport arrangements from our warehouse! Yikes!!

UVAROVITE- Jacksonville, Tuolumne Co., California
Old specimens, ex-Cureton, comprised of micro, green uvarovite garnet richly scattered over dark, magnesiochromite-rich matrix. Specimens range in size from about 2.5cm to hefty 5cm samples @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

WHITECAPSITE (IMA # 2012-030)- White Caps Mine, Manhattan, Nye Co., Nevada
This NEW SPECIES (for which I am happily a co-author) was found more than thirty (30) years ago along a stope of the formerly accessible 95m level in the East Fault mineralized sections of this prolific mine, but only now fully characterized and recently approved. The mineral occurs as extremely small, luscious orange-brown, transparent hexagonal crystals and anhedral grains, most well under 1mm, sparsely scattered on greyish black jasperoid matrix, occasionally with micro stibnite, realgar and possibly other species. Formula: H16Fe2+5Fe3+14Sb3+6(AsO4)18O16*120H2O; hexagonal, IMA approved #2012-030. We have divided the available specimens into three quality ranges based on degree of crystallization and overall size, with matrix specimens ranging from about 1cm to 3cm across. From poorest to best quality, prices are a) 50.00 and 85.00; b) 125.00 and 175.00; and c) 250.00 and 350.00 each. All will require magnification, and once these are gone, there will be no more! A full color article about the mineral appears in the September issue of Mineral News ($6/single issue; $30/yr for 12 issues in USA).

WHITLOCKITE- Palermo #1, North Groton, New Hampshire
From one of the early finds at this, the type locality, we have a small lot of rather unappealing, granular white whitlockite scattered in/on matrix comprised largely of quartz and siderite. Specimens range from about 2cm to nearly 6cm across at just 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each.

ZINCOLIVENITE- Kamareza Mine, Laurion, Greece
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as minute, glassy green crystals and sections to 1mm perched in limonitic vuggy matrix, 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.


GEMS

AMETHYST- Brazil
We recently uncovered a large lot of facetted amethyst, all very clean and of a delicate, pale purple color, containing various cuts such as rounds, cushions, ovals etc. and all in relatively large sizes of 10 to 20 carats each! We want to move these out, so we are offering a parcel of 10 stones weighing over 150 carats, at just 65.00 per lot - that's less than 45 cents a carat for clean, facetted material! Limit two lots per order, please.

SUPPLIES

MICROMOUNT STORAGE CASES

Repeat of a sellout! These are rather handsome, five drawer cabinets suitable for micromounts and small samples, offered here at a price far below typical wooden cabinets. They are constructed of heavy duty fiberboard with a dense, black leatherette embossed covering, and a brass colored metal drawer pull is included with each drawer. These are sturdy and make for a long-lasting convenient storage cabinet ideally suited to micromounts. Each drawer measures about 14.25" wide x 7.75" deep and just under 1.25" high, and a five drawer unit will hold nearly 500 standard mounts! These are in stock and offered at just 59.00 each, plus shipping (the shipping weight is about 10 lbs. per cabinet).

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CATALOG 21205 - Vol. XXXIX, No. 5- Posted August 15, 2012. All items subject to prior sale!

ALLANITE-(Ce)- Gloserheia Mine, Froland, Norway
This mine was originally worked as early as 1881, and these samples were recently analyzed in our lab and confirmed as allanite-(Ce). They occur as rather solid, brownish black masses, some with feldspar, minor pyrite etc. Interesting locality pieces, ranging from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ just 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each, all with copies of our analysis.

APOPHYLLITE-(KOH)- Chantilly Quarry, Loudon Co., Virginia
From an old hoard recently uncovered, these are rather transparent blocky crystals of apophyllite-(KOH) to 1cm, some scattered over pale green prehnite matrix. The more colorful specimens seem to have smaller crystals, but these are quite typical and attractive, with the apophyllite also showing some distinctly tabular forms as well. A wide range of sizes and prices, from about 1.5cm singles to nearly 8cm matrix specimens at just 5.00, 10.00, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

BATISITE- Murunskii Massif, Aldan, Russia
Tan to brown flattened crystals and aggregates of batisite richly scattered in matrix. Superb for the species, sizes from 1cm to 6cm @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00, 65.00 and 90.00 each.

BEUDANTITE- Black Pine Mine, Granite Co., Montana
Rich, vuggy quartz matrix specimens shot through with lustrous, dark yellowish brown micro beudantite crystals well scattered in each sample, occasionally with secondary copper minerals as well. Will provide exellent mounts for the species, with a wide variety of asdsociations as well, matrix specimens from 2cm to 5cm across @ only 8.50, 17.50, 25.00 and 35.00 each.

BILLIETITE- Le Limouzat Mine, Les Bois Noirs, France
This rare uranium species occurs here as minute, orange drusy crystals lightly scattered on matrix, most associated with tiny uranophane needles or masses. Although quite small, these are representative samples for this rare Ba-UO2 mineral only recently confirmed by SEM/EDS from this now-closed but formerly significant French locality. Specimens range in size from about 6mm to 2.5cm @ 25.00, 50.00 and 85.00 ea.

BYZANTIEVITE+CALCIBEBOROSILITE- Dara-i-Pioz, Tien Shan, Tadjikistan
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as minute inclusions in a matrix of calcibeborosilite-(Y) with stillwellite-(Ce) and possibly other phases. IMA #2009-001, and standard chemical formula noted as the following: Ba5(Ca,REE,Y)22(Ti,Nb)18(SiO4)4[(PO4),(SiO4)]4(BO3)9O22[(OH),F]43(H2O)1.5 - type locality, of course! These are meticulously prepared 2cm probe mounts with tiny (<1mm) polished sections accompanied by a well-labelled SEM backscatter image of the associations and the byzantievite X-ray spectra! Only a few available @ 350.00 each.

CERUSSITE- Neue Hoffnung Mi, Bleialf, (Prussia) Germany
An old and classy specimen from an ancient locality, this cerussite specimen is ex-L.L. Hubbard (b. 1849) and is comprised of several groups of platy, tabular crystals (to 1.5cm across) scattered on limonitic matrix, most as star-like radiating groups of twinned (110) crystals. A moderately attractive specimen for the locality, overall size about 7x5cm @ 275.00. Classic locality and quite nice, collected when the locality was still known as "Prussia"!

CHABAZITE-K- Mt. Yukspor, Khibiny Massif, Kola, Russia
From a relatively new find of this analytically-confirmed K-dominant chabazite, here as small (1-2mm) colorless, rhombohedral crystals perched on massive natrolite matrix. An uncommon zeolite, only a few 2.5cm specimens on hand @ 40.00 each. List alternates!

CHALCOCITE in CALCITE etc.- Champion Mine, Painesdale, Michigan
Interesting ore specimens comprised of dark, metallic chalcocite in pods and banded layers shot through massive white calcite/pinkish kutnohorite rock matrix. Dense, heavy reference specimens from this prolific mine, specimens range from about 4cm to 8cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 40.00 each.

CHRISTOFSHAFERITE-(Ce)- Wingertsberg, Eifel, Germany
This NEW SPECIES occurs as small but sharp, black single crystals, here without substantial matrix and packaged as single crystals in a glass vial. Formula: (Ce,La,Ca)4Mn(Ti,Fe)3(Fe,Ti)(Si2O7)2O8, monoclinc, IMA #2011-107. A new member of the chevkinite group, only two tiny samples available @ 250.00 each.

DESCLOIZITE- Overland Mine, White Pine Co., Nevada
From a new locality in Nevada, we have an interesting lot of attractive, red to orange-red descloizite, here as thin crusts of minute botryoidal knobs richly scattered on matrix, some with a paler yellow-orange color but still analytically confirmed as descloizite. Attractive specimens under the scope as well, the locality is one of many old and obscure mining prospects listed in the County Recorder's records, but not mentioned in any
mineralogical or geological reference we can find! Heyite has been reported in the area as pseudomorphs after descloizite, but we found little or no iron in any of our analyses. Colorful specimens, very reasonably priced, sizes from about 3cm to 7cm @ 5.00, 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00; a few larger, 10cm to 15cm long @ 50.00, 65.00 and 80.00 each, all with a copy an analysis! Don't miss these!!!

DIAMOND - Macle Twins- Oranjemund, Orange River, Namibia
Perhaps from one of the best known occurrences of diamond macle twins, we have a modest selection of flat, triangular, diamond macle crystals without matrix, generally available in several grades depending on inclusions, clarity and gem potential. All are quite attractive and typical for macle twins, pricing depending primarily on size/quality. We offer two distinct grades, with several crystals in each, varying in size from 5x5mm to 8x6mm in cross section. Collector quality specimens are 0.78 ct @ 150.00; 1.08ct @ 250.00; 1.34 ct @ 340.00. Gem crystals are: 0.81 ct @ 480.00; 1.16ct @ 615.00; 1.43 ct @ 745.00. Please list alternates, as only one of each is available!

ENGLISHITE- Montgomery-Over Claim, Fairfield, Utah
Pale yellowish crandallite nodule sections, each with exposed, pearly white englishite laths evident. These are very old samples from the original Montgomery-Over claim at this now-famous locality. All speicmens with arrows, sizes range from about 2cm to 2.5cm @ 35.00 each. Only a few on hand; please list alternates!

FAUJASITE-Na- Sasbach, Kaiserthul, Baden, Germany
Minute octahedral crystals and aggregates of greyish faujasite scattered in brown basaltic vuggy matrix, some with tiny balls of phillipsite as well. Excellent locality material with good micro potential, matrix sizes from about 1.5cm to 4.5cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

FERUVITE- nr. Russell, St. Lawrence Co., New York
From a new find, this rare member of the tourmaline group occurs as brownish black, crude aggregates well-scattered in microcline matrix, typically with biotitic mica and quartz. Analytically confirmed material, specimens ranging in size from about 2.5cm to 10cm across, offered at just 20.00, 40.00, 65.00 and 95.00.

FLUELLITE with MINYULITE- Lucin, Box Elder Co., Utah
From the old but remarkable minyulite assemblage featured in the April, 2012 Mineral News article, we have isolated excellent fluellite samples in which the mineral occurs as small, porcelaneous, white dipryamidal crystals, many intergrown into micro, star-shaped groups perched on matrix, virtually all associated with superb, elongated needle-like minyulite balls. Quite fine for the species, matrix specimens from about 2cm to 7cm across @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each; a few larger samples from 8cm to a monster 12cm(!!) @ 75.00, 100.00 and 125.00.

FLUORITE w/ GEARKSUTITE (TL)- Ivigtut, Aruk Firth, Greenland
An unusual specimen comprised of richly scattered, small masses of purple fluorite with minor quartz, showing numerous small void fillings of white gearksutite, here from the type locality for the species! Fluorite was quite rare from Ivigtut, and this is an old E.W. Heinrich specimen in which he initial suggested that there was some unknown "clay mineral" associated with the fluorite. A solid hand specimen of the locally-rare fluorite and uncommon type-locality gearksutite, size about 8x5cm @ 75.00.

GAIDONNAYITE- Pocos de Caldas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This uncommon mineral occurs here as minute, colorless to pale yellowish orthorhombic crystals lightly scattered on matrix, often with prolific micro analcime crystals, occasional burbankite etc. From one of the largest alkaline intrusions known, we have only a few specimens on hand, sizes ranging from 4cm to 6cm and priced according to quality @ 55.00 and 85.00 each, some with good micro potential as well, and a nice compliment to our Mont St. Hilaire material as well.

GLADITE- Albigna Glacier, Grishun, Switzerland
Small greyish black metallic masses of this rare Pb-Cu-Bi-S mineral scattered in quartz matrix, some with minor biotite in thin seams and sometimes associated with other phases such as bismutite etc. An uncommon mineral, and microprobe data shows it to be occasionallyy Fe-rich as well, available in matrix sizes from about 2cm to nearly 6cm @ 20.00, 45.00, and 75.00 each.

HYDROXYMANGANOPYROCHLORE- Dellen Quarry, Mendig, Eifel, Germany
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute grains in white sanidine matrix. Formula: (Mn,Th, Na,Ca, REE)2(Nb,Ti)2O6(OH), isometric, IMA # 2012-005. Small (1mm) samples temporarily mounted in a transparent box @ 155.00 each. Rare and ugly, but very little found!

HYDROZINCITE- Evelyn Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
From a relatively old find, we've located a small number of excellent, micro-crystallized tufts and needles of hydrozincite richly scattered on matrix, many associated with clear hemimorphite and possibly other minerals. Brilliantly fluorescent, and most with good micro potential as well, sizes from 2cm to 4cm @ 6.00, 12.50 and 20.00 each. Nice!

IQUIQUEITE in NITRATINE- Salar del Miraje, Maria Elena, Chile
Repeat of a sellout! This extremely rare borate-chromate occurs as minute, bright yellow specks and finely distributed masses well scattered in white nitratine matrix. Each sample is mounted in an individual bell jar, and specimen sizes range from 2.5cm to 5cm tall @ 25.00, 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each. Rarely available!

IWAKIITE (TL)- Gozaisho Mine, Iwaki, Fukushima Prf. Japan
This rare mineral occurs here as greyish black, submetallic masses scattered in rhodonite-rich matrix. Type locality material, only a few specimens on hand, sizes from 1.5cm to 4cm across @ 25.00, 50.00 and 85.00 each, with copy of old Japanese label as well.

JALPAITE- La Mesa, Chihuahua, Mexico
Jalpaite occurs as grey-black metallic masses, possibly associated with silver, in a slighlty altering quartz matrix. A silver copper sulfide, the jalpaite is typically tarnished bluish-purple black. Offered as small 0.5 cm pieces for 25.00 each, or two larger ones to 2.5cm @ 65.00.

LAHNSTEINITE- Friedrichssegen Mine, Lahn Valley, Germany
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute grains in a vial, here from the Rheinland-Pfalz type locality! Formula: Zn4(SO4)(OH)6*3H2O, triclinic, IMA #2012-002. Tiny material in fragments from one of the authors, only a couple available @ 145.00 each.

MALACHITE- Blue Jay Mine, White Pine Co., Nevada
There are more than a half dozen mines named "Blue Jay" in Nevada, but this is yet another one not previously reported in the literature from White Pine County, but identified in the old records of the County Recorder's office! Here, malachite occurs as dark green botryoids comprised of tiny needles often overlaying pale blue chrysocolla, some lightly pseudomorphed by quartz, all on a goethite-rich, hard gossan matrix, sometimes with minor cuprite as well. From an obscure find, specimens range from 2.5cm to 6cm @ just 5.00, 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each!

MODDERITE- Modderfontein Mine, Transvaal, Rep So Africa
A dusting of minute, grey grains of modderite, nominally admixed with galena and/or pyrite, offered in a small glass vial. Sparse but extremely rare, these extracted from the type specimen many years ago, ex-Humboldt University collection in Berlin (circa 1939) @ 75.00, with copy of Museum label.

MOLYBDENITE-3R- Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Rich flaky masses of this less common member of the molybdenite polymorphs. Molybdenite-3R aggregrates are found here in typical MSH matrix with a variety of associated minerals, specimens in 2cm boxes to nearly 5cm matrix specimens @ 6.00, 10.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 40.00 each. XRD-confirmed rhombohedral polytype!

NAKAURIITE- Premier Chemicals Mine, nr. Gabbs, Nevada
This rare species occurs as pale blue, powdery masses, sparsely scattered on greyish magnesite-brucite rock matrix. Originally from the second world locality for the species, XRD-confirmed with the callaghanite find and the earlier discrediting of "cuproartinite" and "cuprohydromagnesite", we have only a few samples available, sizes from about 2cm to nearly 6cm across @ 15.00, 20.00, 35.00, 55.00 and 75.00 each for the very best!

ORTHOCHRYSOTILE + LIZARDITE- El Dorado Mine, Salt River Canyon, Arizona
Nicely chatoyant fibrous veins and asbestiform masses of orthochrysotile richly scattered in thick, pale greenish lizardite matrix. The material and matrix have been structurally confirmed, and there are frequently clinochrysotile strands included in this material as well. Specimen sizes from 2.5cm to nearly 7cm @ 12.50, 25.00 and 40.00 each. A few larger available; please inquire!

PAULINGITE-Ca- Three Mile Crk, Ritter, Grant Co., Oregon
Excellent micro rhombic dodecahedrons of pale yellow to clear paulingite crystals nicely scatterd in brown vuggy basalt matrix, some with minor chabazite or possibly other zeolites. Excellent for the locality, collected about 30 years ago. Matrix sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 10.00, 20.00, and 35.00 each.

PROUSTITE- Pohla, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
A small tray of quartz samples labeled as "Neuer Stollen, Pohla, Erzgebirge, DDR" uncovered in our attic disclosed remarkabale micro proustite crystals, all deep red, well formed, and occasionally with pyrargyrite or other silver-rich species perched on the quartz! The "DDR" designation suggests a post-WWII discovery, but likely well before the reunification. The micro crystals are quite attractive under the 'scope, and some of the better specimens can be trimmed to yield multiple micromounts if desired. Overall sizes range from about 1cm to 2.5cm, priced according to quality, not size, at 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each. Excellent!

PSEUDOBOLEITE- Boleo Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
Small but brilliant pseudoboleite overgrowths on sharp boleite cubes on minor matrix. Excellent micro material, overall matrix sizes only 4mm to 6mm with one or more crystals @ 25.00 and 35.00 each. Neat!

PSILOMELANE- Black Canyon Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico
Extraordinarily rich, black botryoidal globs to spikey, nodular hemispheres of psilomelane completely comprising matrix, these remarkably heavy due to Ba-content and trending to larger, pure specimens rarely seen at other localities! Certain to turn your hands black, these overlay solid seams of identical material, all quite unusual and quite striking in appearance. Sizes range from about 5cm to 17cm across (!!!) @ just 10.00, 25.00, 50.00 and 100.00 for the monsters!

RETGERSITE- Pechenga, Kola Peninsula, Russia
From an obscure find, and analytically confirmed by both XRD and microprobe, we have a few bright green, crystalline grains to 2mm of the rare nickel mineral retgersite, rarely found in pure masses such as these, and newly confirmed for the locality! See our MinDat image for a typical sample. Only a handful of these small confirmed samples available @ 30.00 each. List alternates.

SPODUMENE- Tin Mountain Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
Known for giant spodumene crystals, we have a number of older samples from this locality, most greyish to white, a few with hints of pink, but exceptionally rich and large aggregates, all without other matrix. Sizes range from modest (4cm) up to monster (equant 17x 15cm or elongated 26x6cm) sizes, priced upon size @ 8.50, 20.00, 40.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each for the big ones! Yikes!

SULFUR- Woolmith Quarry, Maybee, Monroe Co., Michigan
From an old museum accumulation, we have obtained a nice selection of bright yellow, native sulfur crystal specimens, available either as largely matrix free singles from 2cm to 5cm (!!!) across @ 8.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 50.00 each, or as matrix specimens with typical peripheral bruising and multiple sulfur crystals up to a couple centimeters perched on dense, pale grey limestone, ranging in overall size from about 6cm to 10cm across @ 35.00, 55.00 and 75.00 each, with a couple of very heavy monsters of 18x17cm @ 150.00 to 30x21cm @ 350.00, the latter with a large single and many smaller crystals, too!. Very colorful stuff, some with minor calcite crystals as well, these quite heavy, and all are attractive! - something for everyone!

SYLVANITE- Magnolia District, Boulder Co., Colorado
Small metallic masses of rich, silvery colored sylvanite scattered in quartz-rich rock matrix. These old gold-telluride specimens were from Hatfield Goudey (goudeyite) in Yerington, and a photocopy of his very tattered label accompanies each specimen! Sizes range from about 2.4cm to 4cm @ 65.00, 95.00 and 125.00, priced according to richness!

THORUTITE- Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, Sussex Co. New Jersey
A rare mineral at Franklin, here as tiny brownish black, somewhat resinous masses and rods sparsely scattered in dolomitic matrix. From an older find, ex-Rumrill collection, specimens mounted in standard TN boxes from 0.5cm to 2cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

TREMOLITE- Miners Bay, Haliburton Co., Ontario, Canada
From material we first offered almost 30 years ago, these are dark green, Fe-rich tremolite specimens comprised of either columnar single crystals, all at least singly terminated and most without matrix, as as somewhat more tabular, stout equant crystals, some with minor matrix. Often attributed as "actinolite", most are closer to Fe-tremolite. The crystals range from about 1.5cm to 5cm tall, priced according to quality and size @ 6.00, 10.00, 20.00, and 35.00 for the largest!

UMOHOITE etc.- Rabejac, Lodeve, Herault, France
Another rare French uranium mineral, here a tiny, dark red balls of lamellar aggregates lightly scattered on matrix, often with other uranium phases evident, most typically with yellow uranophane. Rarely offered, modest micro potential as well, matrix sizes range from about 1cm to nearly 3cm across @ 45.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each for the richest.

USOVITE (TL)- Pravaya Noiba R., Kransnoyarsk, Russia
Another difficult to obtain Siberian mineral, here the rare fluoride from its type locality! Described over 40 years ago, virtually none of this material has appeared in the specimen market, and we have recently obtained just a few small samples of dark brownish usovite. Author's material, available as tiny (~1mm) grains @ 75.00, or as a small matrix sample in grayish white matrix, overall specimen just over 4mm at 295.00.

WONESITE- Post Pond Volcanics, Mt. Cube Quad, Vermont
Silvery micaceous platelets of wonesite richly scattered and comprising matrix. A rare, one-locality species, offered as small matrix specimens from 0.6cm to 2.5cm @ 20.00, 30.00, 40.00 and 55.00 each. Rarely available today!

WULFENITE- Whim Creek, Roebourne Shire, W.A., Australia
Fairly old material from the early 1980s recently uncovered in our warehouse, comprised of numerous pale yellowish-orange pyramidal wulfenite crystals to 1mm nicely isolated and scattered on nicely contrasting dark brown goethite matrix. These make fine micros and most specimens can be trimmed down to provide several mounts if desired. Specimens range from about 2cm to 5cm across, offered at just 10.00, 20.00 and 45.00 each. Nice!

ZEOPHYLLITE- Alter Berg, nr. Radzein, Bohemia, Czech Republic
A fine older specimen, ex-John Albanese and Joe Cilen Collections, comprised of a large central vug in dense basaltic matirx exposing richly scattered small zeophyllite balls, initially identified as gyrolite. The specimen shows minor greenish FL and PHOS, and measures about 6x6cm @ 55.00. Classic!

BOOK:

MYRICKITE- Fine Art Stone by John K.K. Li
We have several new copies of this 84 page softcover work, elegantly prepared on heavy, glossy stock and richly illustrated in full color with most images by Jeff Scovil, describing the exotic gemstone "myrickite", a brigth red, cinnabar-included chalcedony from California that is highly prized among lapidary artists and professional carvers. We have seen new copies of this book offered for as much as $50.00, but our modest supply of this colorful book is available for just 25.00 plus 5.00 shipping (USA), with text in English, Chinese and Japanese! Perfect bound, and handsome in every respect! Get one while they last!

GEMS:

TSAVORITE (GROSSULAR)- Merelani, Arusha, Tanzania
An uncommon variety of grossular that is big in the gem trade, these being nicely facet cut 4mm trillions of pale green color from this famous locality. We had some gem rough crystals of the very dark shades a short while ago (see catalog #21107), but these cut stones are transparent and paler, all quite attractive. Only a few 4mm trillions available, average about a third of a carat each @ just 35.00 per stone.

SUPPLIES:

MICROMOUNT STORAGE CASES
These are rather handsome, five drawer cabinets suitable for micromounts and small samples, offered here at a price far below typical wooden cabinets. They are constructed of heavy duty fiberboard with a dense, black leatherette embossed covering, and a brass colored metal drawer pull is included with each drawer. These are sturdy and make for a long-lasting convenient storage cabinet ideally suited to micromounts. Each drawer measures about 14.25" wide x 7.75" deep and just under 1.25" high, and a five drawer unit will hold nearly 500 standard mounts! These are in stock and offered at just 59.00 each, plus shipping (the shipping weight is about 10 lbs. per cabinet).

CATALOG 21204 - Vol. XXXIX, No. 4- Posted June 16, 2012. All items subject to prior sale!

AESCHYNITE-(Y) (TL)- Hittero, Fiekkefjord, Norway
Analyzed samples of yttrium-dominant aeschynite, originally sold by Wards many years ago as euxenite and recently worked on in our laboratory. The brown, greasy masses are matrix-free, some showing an occasional crude face, but quite rich and from the TYPE LOCALITY for the species! These likely will have admixed polycrase-(Y) as well (also type locality for the species), and possibly other admixed Y-dominat REE phases. Specimens from about 1.5cm to 4cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each; one 5cm sample @ 65.00, all with accompanying analysis. Complex stuff!

BEREZANSKITE (TL)- Dara-i-Pioz, Tien Shan, Tajikistan
This moderately new rare species occurs as non-descript grayish white aggregates scattered in matrix, easily observed only due to its blue-white fluorescence under SW UV. Formula: KLi3Ti2Si12O30, the Ti-analog of brannockite. Author's material, sizes average about 1.5cm @ 165.00 each. Only two available!

BREARLEYITE (IMA# 2010-062)- Bellerberg Volcano, Eifel, Germany
This NEW SPECIES occurs here as minute greyish white rounded aggregates scattered in pale greenish matrix of fluorellestadite. Formula: Ca12Al14O32Cl, isometric, IMA # 2010-062. From the the first confirmed terrestrial occurrence of the mineral, named for UNM mineralogist Adrian Brearley (b.1958). Only a few 1cmspecimens on hand @ 160.00 each. List alternates!

CELESTINE with CALCITE- Michigan Silica Co. Quarry, Monroe, Michigan
A MONSTER specimen comprised of a few exceptionally large, greyish blue bladed celestine crystals to 10cm long(!!!) exposed from a surrounding dolostone matrix, nicely associated with pale yellow calcite crystals to 2cm on edge, all protruding from a large vug in the center of this attractive beast! The quarry is not noted for its mineral production, but it is typical of the Monroe Co. area that has produced similar specimens in the past. Overall size is a very heavy and impressive 20x18x16cm at just 150.00. Wow!

CERITE-(Ce)- Jamestown District, Boulder Co., Colorado
Much better in quality than the murky type locality material, while still not attractive, this cerite occurs as pure dark magenta to black crystalline masses in pegmatite rock. Old E.W. Heinrich material, and a rich cerium silicate, available in sizes from about 1cm to nearly 5cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00, and 75.00.

CERULEITE- Emma Louisa Mine, Huanaco, Taltal, Chile
Rich, nearly blue pale blue nodular masses of ceruleite richly comprising matrix, once used as a turquoise substitute due to its exceptional color. Now considerably more rare, we have a few good samples from old stock on hand, specimens from 2cm up to extraordinary 5.5cm sold ball @ 30.00, 55.00, 85.00 and 150.00.

CESAROLITE (TL)- Sidi-amor-ben-Salaam, Al Kaf, Tunisia
This lead oxide, one of the rarer minerals from the locality, occurs as dull black masses and rounded aggregates on calcite, often with minor limonite. We know of only a half dozen occurrences for cesarolite, this being the type locality. Fairly rich, representative material, from 0.5cm to 2cm @ 15.00, 25.00, and 45.00. One superb 5cm specimen @ 125.00!

CHALCOCITE- Baltic Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan
Metallic fissures and veinlets of chalcocite cut through calcite/rock matrix in these classic Baltic Mine specimens, some with small masses of native copper as well. These all have had one face cut and have been lacquer coated to present a highly polished surface to easily view the chalcocite veins. Specimens range from about 3cm to 6cm across @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each.

CHLORARGYRITE w/ SPESSARTINE- Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
We recently obtained a very old embolite (bromian chlorargyrite) Museum specimen from this classic locality. Decidedly ugly but exceptionally heavy, some closer observation disclosed extraordinary coverage of greyish chlorargyrite that we subsequently analyzed, confirming that it was, indeed, the bromian-rich embolite. Further, micro orange rounded crystals became evident after cleaning and microscopic observation, and although we hoped for bromargyrite, additional analytical work showed these were an odd spessartine garnet perched among micro, greyish white, frothy anglesite (also analyzed)! This very old and uniquely-associated specimen is 11x8cm, & accompanied by our 3 analyses, offered at just 350.00.

CRANDALLITE- Clay Canyon, nr. Fairfield, Utah
Back in the 1990s., we acquired a huge lot of the famous Montgomery-Over crandallite nodules likely collected in the 1930's that subsequently yielded so many interesting and new phosphates at the time. Recently uncovered here in the attic, and before we start dissecting these samples for more detailed investigation, we will offer unanalyzed samples of rich yellow crandallite that may also yield good micros of other species when broken up and evaluated under the 'scope. Nodule sizes from about 2cm to 6cm @ 5.00, 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. You can always cut and polish them!

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 heft 14x13cm and is just 185.00!

ELLINGSENITE (IMA 2009-041)- Aris Quarry, Khomas Region, Namibia
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as clear to white, micro platy aggregates with pearly luster sparsely scattered in vugs, often with needles of golden to brown tuperssuatsiaite, pinkish red villiamite, and possibly other species. Formula: Na5Ca6Si18O38(OH)13*8H2O - triclinic; IMA #2009-041. The species is exceptionally small and will generally require 30x to appreciate, but associations in the phonolite vugs make for superb micros as well! Matrix sizes range from about 1.5cm to 5cm, priced according to quality, not size, at 20.00, 30.00, 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each, and all specimens with one or more arrows.

FERROCELADONITE on ELPIDITE Pseudos- Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Thin, dark green crusts of this relatively uncommon species well-scattered on elongated, thick crystals of serandite completely pseudomorphed by micro crystals of elpidite! The material was collected in the 1980's and was only confirmed circa 2001. Individual pseudomorphs from 3cm to 4cm tall @ 35.00 and 45.00 each, or as micromounts offered as encrustations on elpidite only @ 20.00 each.

FERROGEDRITE- Kawai Mine, Ena City, Gifu Pref., Japan
Ugly dark green massive, but relatively rich examples of one of the more rare amphiboles. Ferrogedrite is found here as granular to prismatic crystalline masses with some superficial iron staining, and possibly associated with minor amounts of annite or almandine. Sizes: 1.5cm to 4.5cm @ 15.00, 25.00, and 45.00.

FERVANITE- Gold Quarry Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada
Perhaps the finest world occurrence of this unusual phase, fervanite occurs as minute, brown to yellowish brown botryoids on matrix, occasionally associated with other phases. Superb for the species, sizes from 1.5cm to 5cm @ just 30.00, 45.00, 60.00 and 75.00 each.

FLUORITE etc.- Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee
From an old hoard recently acquired, we offer a wide selection of pale to dark purple cubes of fluorite perched on greyish white, curved rhombs of dolomite or minor limestone matrix, some showing phantoms, some with sphalerite, and possibly other associations. Attractive and quite inexpensive specimens, overall sizes from about 3cm up to 7cm @ just 10.00, 15.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each, based on quality! A few larger groups available: please inquire!

FLUORITE w/ CELESTINE- White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ohio
Exceptionally dark, root-beer brown, richly scattered cubic crystals of lustrous fluorite to 1cm well scattered and lining a large central cleft in a strangely fluorescent limestone matrix, associated with pale, greyish white platy celestine crystals and aggregates as well. Were it not for their cubic habit, the specimen's luster would immediately suggest sphalerite rather than fluorite! Ex-A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum and accompanied by their label, overall specimen size is about 9x6x5cm @ just 75.00. Neat!

FUCHSITE - ex-GOLD ORE PROPERTY- Kerr-Addison Mine, Virginiatown, ON, Canada
A rather large sample of the "green carbonate" rock from this famous gold mine that produced 10.5 million ounces of gold from 1907 to 1996! It is a highly silicified matrix filled with solid and highly compacted fuchsite microscopically intergrown in calcite, quartz etc., also making for a rather attractive and unusual cabbing material. One large face of the specimen has been cut and shows excellent cross-cut veinlets and spider webbing. Ex-A.E. Seaman Museum. Size is an impressive 13x12x8cm @ just 55.00. Heavy!

GALENA altering to PYROMORPHITE- Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Chihuahua, Mexico
A pair of very old specimens, ex-J. Cilen Collection, obtained from the USGS many years ago and comprised of a heavy, massive galena core overgrown by an ugly brown limonitic crust that is lying between the lead ore and pale greenish mammilary pyromorphite. Close examination reveals minute tabular greenish grey wulfenite, what appears to be crystalline anglesite, as well as minute mimetite in the vugs as well. Unusual old-timer, each sample is heavy and is about 8x6x5cm @ 175.00.

GARNET in EPIDOTE etc.- Warwick, Franklin Co., Massachusetts
Micro crystals and granular aggregates of green epidote comprise the majority of the matrix in these old specimens, collected many years ago by the well-known G. Fred Lincks. The garnet is well-scattered about the specimens as crude, red-brown masses, an intermediate andradite-grossular composition, occasionally with minor magnetite or quartz present as well. Only a few specimens on hand, sizes average about 6x4cm @ just 15.00 each. Old stuff from an unusual locality!

HUBNERITE- Townsville, Vance Co., North Carolina
A couple of old specimens, ex-Heinrich and ex-Lincks collections, shown dark brown, small lustrous aggregates of hubnerite lightly scattered though feldspar/quartz matrix. From an uncommon locality for this tungsten mineral, only a few specimens on hand, ranging from about 3cm to hefty 8cm chunks @ just 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each. List alternates!

JOHANNITE- Happy Jack Mine, White Canyon, Utah
Bright green masses of this uncommon copper-rich uranium mineral scattered on matrix, occasionally wiht minor zippeite. From one of the older classic localities for the species. Only a few small TNs on hand, average 1cm to 1.5cm @ 30.00 and 40.00 each.

KAMARIZAITE (TL)- Kamariza Mine, Agios Konstantinos, Greece
This relatively new and rare mineral occurs here as yellowish pods of fine-grained masses in limonitic matrix. Fairly rich for their small size, this Fe-arsenate (IMA #2008-017) is author's material, from the type locality, of course, sizes average about 5mm @ 100.00 each.

KAZANSKYITE (IMA #2011-007)- Kirovskii Mine, Kaskasnyunchorr Mt., Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as small white flakes and aggregates, here largely comprising matrix. Formula:
BaNa3Ti2Nb(Si2O7)2O2(OH)2*4H2O, triclinic, IMA # 2011-007. Type locality material, of course, as rich 3mm aggregates @ just 95.00 each.

KIRCHHOFFITE (IMA #2009-094)- Dara-i-Pioz, Tien Shan, Tajikistan
This NEW SPECIES is offered in 1cm ore sections embedded in 2cm probe mounts, accompanied by an annotated backscatter SEM image and X-ray spectra. The mineral occurs in a pectolite/quartz matrix and is the cesium-rich boron analog of tetragonal pollucite. Formula: Cs(B2Si4O12), IMA #2009-094, from the type locality, of course. Only three confirmed and documented probe mounts available @ 350.00 each.

LEUCOPHOSPHITE etc.- Tip Top Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
From an old stock obtained from the SD School of Mines over thirty years ago, as well as from stocks that were originally collected in the 1960s, these are exceptionally nice specimens comprised of dark brown, glassy micro crystals and aggregates of leucophospite nicely scattered in vugs on triphylite matrix, typically with hureaulite and a variety of other phosphate minerals such as rockbridgeite, jahnsite, etc.. Classic material from a classic locality, specimens from 2cm to 8cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 35.00, 50.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each, depending on quality and coverage.

LYONSITE- Yadovitaya Fumarole, Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
This rare mineral occurs here as very tiny, acicular red crystals to 0.5mm on the surface of complex sulfate matrix, comprised largely of langbeinite and piypite with hematite as well. Translation of the fumarole's name is "Pisonous", and these are from the second scoria cone of this famous volcano. A rare copper-iron-vanadate, only a few specimens on hand, averaging about 3cm across 100.00 each, all with micro potential.

MATILDITE- Grube Herrensegen, Schapbach Baden, Germany
Minute greyish black masses of what was originally labelled as schapbachite sparsely scattered in matrix, later shown to be intergowths of matildite, its chemical dimorph. Occasionally with admixed chalcopyrite, galena etc. scattered in quartz-rich matrix, an interesting silver-bismuth sulfide from a well-documented locality. Sizes about 2.5cm to 5cm @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

MENDIPITE- Mendip Hills, Somerset, England
Extraordinarily heavy masses of white to slightly pinkish crystalline mendipite richly scattered in greyish-black sooty crednerite matrix. Old material, available as somewhat columnar aggregates of this interetsing lead mineral from the classic locality, specimens range from about 1.5cm across to nearly 6cm @ 20.00, 35.00, 55.00 and 85.00 each.

MENDOZAVILITE-NaFe (TL)- San Judas Mine, Cumobabi, Sonora, Mexico
One of the few minerals featuring the phospho-molybdate anionic complex, mendozavilite-NaFe occurs as yellow to orange crystalline crusts and coatings on quartz. Fairly rich coverage for these type locality specimens, available as matrix specimens from 1.5cm to 4cm @ 30.00, 45.00, and 65.00 each. Rare!

MESOLITE with DATOLITE- Bergen Hill, Hudson Co., New Jersey
A wonderful, old specimen, ex-Michigan College of Mines and likely collected in the late 1890s to early 1900s, comprised of thick white mats of crystalline mesolite in needle-like aggregates, richly scattered over a dark diabase matrix with several exposed seams of transparent clear to very pale greenish datolite crystals to 5mm seen in several areas of the specimen. The specimen measures about 9x6cm and is accompanied by a somewhat larger MCM label, at just 75.00!

MISERITE- Wilson Mineral Springs, Arkansas
Pink fibrous masses of miserite scattered in matrix, associated with greyish white wollastonite and possibly other phases. Fluorescent bright yellowish due to the admixture, all with excellent coverage. Interesting material from the type locality, sizes from 2cm to nearly 7cm @ 10.00, 20.00, 35.00 and 50.00 each.

ORICKITE- Mt. Koashva, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
From the first discovery of CRYSTALS of this former one-locality mineral, orickite forms small (to 1mm), dark bronze colored lamellar hexagonal crystals sparsely scattered in cavities of a natrolite-rich zone of pegmatite, some with pectolite and aegirine. Only a few samples available, matrix size average 1,5cm to 4cm @ 85.00, 125.00, and 165.00 each.

PARACOSTIBITE w/ COSTIBITE- Geton, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
Old samples of intergrown paracostibite and costibite, CoSbS dimorphs, occurring as greyish metallic, intimately intergrown submicroscopic aggregates in a complex sulfide ore assemblage. Old Cureton material, specimens from about 1cm to 2.5cm @ 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each, or as 1cm embedded polished sections at 55.00 each.

PETERSITE-(Y) (TL)- Laurel Hill, Secaucus, Hudson Co., New Jersey
From the discoverer's find in 1981, we have mounted specimens (by Nick Facciolla) from the original material subsequently described the following year by Peacor and Dunn! These occur as extremely small, yellowish green micro crystals in tiny groups and small isolated clusters, typically scattered over botryoidal malachite. All are in micro boxes and priced according to the number of clusters and quality of same, matrix typically 4mm to 7mm @ 25.00, 35.00, 50.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each. Rare!

PIEMONTITE-Pb (IMA #2011-087)- Nezilovo, Jakupica Mountains, Macedonia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as microscopic, deep red rod-like aggregates and masses very sparsely sattered in quartz/dolomite matrix, likely with other phases intergrown as well. Formula: CaPbAl2Mn3+[Si2O7][SiO4]O (OH) - monoclinic, IMA #2011-087. A new member of the epidote group, exceptionally rare, and from the type locality. Only two specimens available, sizes average about 3.5cm @ 240.00. List alternates!

PLUMBOJAROSITE- Tombstone, Cochise Co., Arizona
Dull yellow-brown earthy masses scattered in and over rock matrix. Old material from this prolific area, well known for its many rarities. Old Cureton specimens, sizes from 2cm to 6cm @ 10.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

POTTSITE- Linka Mine, nr. Potts, Lander Co., Nevada
Minute drusy aggregates of orange pottsite scattered on matrix, most with richly coated yellow clinobisvanite and possibly other phases. Type locality material, unavailable for many years, in specimen sizes from 1.5cm to 3.5cm @ 25.00, 40.00 and 65.00 each. Fine for the species!

PSEUDOMALACHITE- West Bogan Mine, nr Tottenham, NSW, Australia
Deep green botryoidal masses of confirmed pseudomalachite richly scattered on and comprising matrix. Described in Australian Mineralogist in 1978, these are quite nice for the species, but only a few left from this old and interesting find. Sizes from 2cm to 4.5cm @ 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Attractive!

SANTITE- Eagle Borax Spring, Death Valley, California
This uncommon mineral occurs here as minute colorless to white aggregates scattered on porous efflorescent-like masses of thenardite and halite that comprise the matrix of these weird specimens. Only a few available, sizes from about 2cm to 3.5cm across @ 125.00 and 155.00 each. List alternates!

SODIUM DIURANATE "Yellow Cake"- Uranium City, Saskatchewan, Canada
From a unique find in our attic: we offer a stoppered 7cm borosilicate glass vial about half full of bright, yellowish-orange "yellow cake", chemically defined as sodium diuranate, a precipitate of uranium salts once used in the production of silica glass, and one of the intermediate steps in the refinement of uranium ores. This material was from the Eldorado Mining & Refining Co., Ltd. at their Beaverlodge operations in Uranium City, acquired circa 1950 by well-known mineralogist E.W. Heinrich. Only mildly radioactive, a interesting piece of history at 40.00.

TENORITE- Irish Mag Shaft, C&A Mine, Bisbee, Arizona
From the famous Calumet and Arizona Mine, we have obtained a small lot of very old tenorite specimnes, these as pure and solid, black shard-like masses of this copper oxide mineral completely comprising matrix. Similar to Harvard's illustrated specimen on MinDat, these are exceptionally rich, classic specimens, sizes ranging from about 3cm to 7cm across @ 10.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each; one flat 12x9cm @ 75.00; all with copies of a museum label. List alternates!

VIVIANITE w/ Fossil Clam Shells- near Lumpkin, Stewart Co., Georgia
A small lot of matrial comprised of a brownish, loosely cemented matrix containing numerous impressions and white relicts of fossil clam shells, with tiny, greenish-black vivianite feathers sparsely scattered in the specimens. You'll need 10x for most of these, offered here strictly as locality reference specimens from about 2.5cm to 4cm @ 10.00 and 20.00 each. Old but quite ugly!

BOOK

The Mineral Kingdom- by Paul Desautels - A classic, popular book written by the former Curator of the Smithsonian in 1968 when he was Superviosr of the Division of Mineralogy, this hard cover volume (with full color wraps) contains over 250 pages (with 72 in full color) that illustrate superb minerals and mines. A wonderful old-timer, long out of print and in good condition at just 25.00 plus shipping!

GEMS

ANDALUSITE- Minas Gerais, Brazil - A moderately unusual gemstone that shows excellent orange-red color with green color flashes, andalusite is rarely clean enough to facet, but we recently uncovered some older Brazilian material that is very clean and transparent with fine colors! These are well-cut 6x4mm faceted ovals, quite gemmy for the species, at just 30.00 each - limit one per order, please!

KYANITE- Mondol Kiri Province, Cambodia - Another unusual gemstone, these an excellent, deep blue color of gemmy kyanite, nicely faceted and of surprisingly good quality. The faceted stones average about 7x5mm and have exceptional color for the mineral, but just a few available from this unusual locality at just 35.00 each. Nice!

CATALOG 21203 - Vol. XXXIX, No. 3- Posted May 3, 2012. All items subject to prior sale!

ALLOPHANE- Maid of Sunshine Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona
Colorful masses of powder blue allophane well scattered and comprising matrix, some with minor druses of azurite or possibly other copper-bearing minerals. Collected in 1982 by the late David Shannon, we recently uncovered a small lot of this attractive material, specimens ranging in size from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00 and 30.00 each.

ATLASOVITE on EUCHLORINE (TL)- Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
Small specimens of greenish euchlorine matrix containing tiny overgrowths of rectangular, tabular reddish-brown crystals of atlasovite, these from the type locality on the second scoria cone of this famous volcano. Only a few samples on hand, averaging about 3mm across @ 125.00 each. Rare!!

AUGITE- N of Las Canades, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Old material collected by famous geologist/mineralogist E.W. Heinrich many years ago, these are sharp, well-formed single crystals removed from basalt just north Las Canadas, near Caldera Junction. Tenerife. Excellent for the species and from an unusual locality, individual crystals range from about 1cm to 2cm tall at just 7.50, 12.50 and 17.50 each. Try five different showing a variety of habits and sizes at just 45.00 per lot!

BASSANITE pseudo @ GYPSUM- Siwa, Western Desert, Egypt
An uncommon pseudomorph and species, bassanite forms white masses replacing sharp, flattened spear-pointed single crystals of gypsum, here without matrix and retaining very distinctive gypsum morphology. Great locality material for your pseudomorph collection, only three specimens available, crystals average about 2.5cm tall @ just 35.00 each. Rare stuff!

BERTHIERINE pseudos- DeMix Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Que. Canada
From old material collected in 1981, we have a small lot of well crystallized but tiny berthierine crystals, these appearing as pale greenish grey to beige barrel shaped pseudohexagonal crystals, most likely being pseudomorphs after cordyite or annite. Good prism faces nicely terminated by pinacoids, these make fine micro's with some patience. Only a few matrix samples on hand, about 2cm across @ just 20.00 each.

BERYL variety HELIODORE- Groves Q, Auburn, Androscoggin Co., Maine
Rather ugly stuff comprised of stout crystal sections of yellowish, opaque beryl without matrix, these ranging in size from about 2x1cm to 5x3cm, virtually all with single, well defined basal pinacoid terminations and good prism faces. Collected many years ago and incorrectly labeled as apatite, a quick EDS confirmed our suspicions (copy supplied)! We have just a few of these on hand, priced very reasonably at 8.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 45.00 each. List alternates!

DONBASSITE- Anthracite Mine, Lansford, Carbon Co Pennsylvania
Small, pearly white pinpoints and tabular flakes of this uncommon chlorite group mineral are scattered in and on greyish-black rock matrix. Rather ugly stuff frequently attributed to nearby Nesquehoning, the mineral was first described from the famous Ukrainian coal fields in the Donets region. Only a few specimens on hand, sizes averaging about 4cm across @ 45.00 each.

DRAVITE- Yunnan Province, P.R. China
A chance encounter last year resulted in several stout tourmaline crystals being obtained from this generic locality. The crystals are fairly large, thick and nearly black in color, and are typically intergrowths of several crystals, these generally being doubly terminated despite some bruising. After languishing for some time, we finally did a quick analysis and confirmed that these are apparently dravite, all with good faces and matrix-free. Sizes range from about 4 cm to 5.5 cm tall and are priced according to quality @ 45.00 and 55.00, each with a copy of our analysis. Neat!

ECDEMITE (TL)- Langban, Varmland, Sweden
A classic, type locality specimen of this rare mineral, occurring here as yellow-green, thin streamers lightly scattered through a coarse, greyish white dolomitic matrix. The specimen is ex-Dietz, ex-Martalock, ex-A.E. Seaman Museum specimen, overall size about 4x3cm @ 125.00. Only one!

EDGARBAILEYITE (TL)- Clear Creek Mine, San Benito Co., California
This rare mineral occurs here as minute, dull green masses very sparsely scattered on matrix, typically with red cinnabar masses and possibly other mercury minerals. These were from Gene Foord's collection, and his notes indicate they were collected April 18, 1989, by Richard Erd, one of the authors. All specimens with arrows, samples averaging about 3cm @ 125.00 each. A couple larger specimens, also ex-Gene Foord Collection, about 5x5 to 6x4cm @ 350.00!

ELPIDITE- DeMix QUarry, Mont-St. Hilaire, Que. Canada
From a recently purchased collection, a modest selection of micro elpidite specimens, most consisting of slender, elongated rods and bundles, some up to 2cm long! Collected more than 30 years ago, these are available in plastic boxes at just 8.50 each! Cheap for the species!

EPIDOTE variety WITHAMITE- Glen Coe, Argyllshire, Scotland
A few old specimens of withamite comprised of pinkish red crystalline masses sparsely scattered in tough, grey rock matirx. An uncommon Mn-rich variety of epidote, originally Scott J. Williams and F. Mecke samples, we have only a few on hand, sizes averaging about 4cm @ just 30.00 each.

FAIRFIELDITE- Tip Top Mine, Custer, South Dakota
From a large lot of unsorted phosphates collected in the 1960s, we have analytically confirmed a several specimens of fairfieldite, these appearing as thin, white platy aggregates on matrix, almost identical in appearance to the pearly messelite samples we recently offered from Tip Top. The fairfieldite is perched on altered triphylite matrix, often with greenish yellow jahnsite and possibly other species, matrix sizes average about 4cm across @ just 55.00 each, most with moderately good micro potential as well. A copy of our analytical work accompanies each sample!

FAUSTITE- Copper King Mine, Carlin, Eureka Co Nevada
Material collected many years ago, faustite occurs as thin, pale green filmy masses scattered over light grey montmorillonite matrix. Old, type locality specimens, sizes ranging from 1.5cm to nearly 3cm @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

FOURMARIERITE w/ RUTHERFORDINE- Shinkolobwe, Katanga (ex Zaire) Dem Rep Con
An interesting and attractive uranium-rich specimen with excellent micro potential, comprised of analytically confirmed, tabular orange fourmarierite crystals richly scattered over solid black uraninite matrix, associated with analytically confirmed rutherfordine as well as several other uranium-bearing species in micro crystals and needles. The specimen was originally labeled as protasite with fourmarierite, the rare Ba-rich uranium mineral, and then subsequently labelled (ex-Van King who often worked for the late Gilbert Gautier, former mine manager at Shinkolobwe) as richetite with sayrite, two other Ba-rich uranium minerals! While these may be present, we cannot differentiate among the three by EDS alone, are therefore relying on our initial EDS of the orange crystal fragment we extracted that was confirmed as fourmarierite. We suspect that there are a number of potential rarities in this old, classic sample, but we do not have the ability to XRD all the potential phases here, as there just are too many to pour through! The specimen measures 32x12 mm at its surface, and is carefully mounted in a 45x22mm long micro box. Copies of our analyses and the Van King label are included @ 325.00. Only one, and very hot!

GADOLINITE-(Y)- Ytterby, Uppland, Sweden
Old material from the TYPE LOCALITY for the species, these gadolinite-(Y) samples occur as black, rather vitreous masses well scattered in matrix, some of the higher priced ones as nearly pure with little or no associated rock. All are small, ranging from 1cm to 2.4cm, priced according to coverage, not necessarily size, at 15.00, 20.00, 30.00 and 35.00 each.

GOLDICHITE- Alcaparrosa Mine, Antofagasta, Chile
Tiny, water clear micro crystals of this this uncommon sulfate sparsely scattered on matrix, showing superb, glassy and transparent monoclinic crystals of perfect form isolated on matrix, most associated with coquimbite and a few of the best ones with a variety of species such as felted needles of ferrinatite, sugary yavapaiite and possibly others! Perhaps the finest goldichite crystals ever found, all from a single block uncovered at the mine circa 1990, matrix specimens are priced according to quality and range from about 3cm to 8cm across @ 45.00, 75.00, 125.00, and 250.00 for the best!

HAUSMANNITE- Cushman, Independence Co., Arkansas
Dark, greyish black and quite hard, massive hausmannite comprising matrix, likely admixed with other, obscure Mn-rich phases. Old material, ex-Helen Mecke Collection, from this virtually unknown locality (circa 1930s?). Only a few specimens available averaging 2cm to nearly 5cm across @ just 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each.

HEMIMORPHITE- Mao Li Po, Wen Shan, Yunnan Prov., PR China
From the 2004 find of this attractive material, we have a few appealing and colorful specimens of pale blue, botryoidal hemimorphite richly covering matrix. Similar to blue smithsonite in appearance, these desirable samples range from 3cm to 5cm across @ only 7.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each. Nice!

HENDRICKSITE (TL)- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
Rich, coppery-brown micaceous masses and aggregates of hendricksite richly scattered in matrix, most associated with yellow-brown andradite and possibly other species. From the type locality, sizes from 2.5cm to 5cm @ 8.50, 15.00, and 25.00; a few exceptional groups, very rich and quite large to 9cm across @ 75.00 each.

HENRYMEYERITE- Mt. Kuamdespakhk, Lovozero, Kola, Russia
From the second occurrence, this relatively new, rare species occurs as crudely isometric, black micro crystals to 0.5mm and in semi-metallic groups in cavities of natrolitic veins, occasionally associated with bundles of colorless boehmite crystals! Formula: Ba(Ti7Fe2+)O16. Microprobe and XRD confirmed, specimens from about 2cm to 3.5cm @ 65.00, 85.00 and 100.00 each.

ILVAITE- Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, PR China
From a relatively new find, these are excellent, highly lustrous single crystals of dark greenish black ilvaite without matrix, all about 3cm tall and 1cm thick, and all with quite perfect pyramidal terminations at one end! Attractive and better formed than old Idaho material, all highly lustrous, and only 35.00 each! The full locality (that will not fit on our labels!) is noted as Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Qi), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Peoples Republic of China.

KINGITE (TL)- Fairview Quarry, Robertstown, S.A., Australia
This rather bland, chalky phosphate occurs as rich white masses well scattered in matrix, occasionally associated with talc, goethite, halite etc. Type locality material collected in the late 1970s, specimens range from nominal 1cm to rich 5cm specimens @ just 7.50, 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

MARIINSKITE (IMA #2011-057)- Mariinskoye, Malysheva, Urals, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute translucent masses sparsely scattered among grains of chromite and phlogopite matrix. Formula: BeCr2O4, orthorhombic, IMA # 2011-057. From the emerald deposits at this famous locality, the mineral is the Cr-dominant analog of chrysoberyl! Only one small (~1mm) microprobed and mounted sample in 2cm probe mount available, accompanied by two SEM backscattered images and a chemical analysis @ 350.00. List alternates!

MINYULITE- Lucin, Box Elder CO., Utah
This is the excellent material described in the April, 2012 Mineral News article. The specimens show fine, needle-like white tufts and spiny crystal groups perched on matrix and in seams, some groups reaching 1.5cm or more in diameter! Perhaps the finest minyulite specimens ever encountered, these are rich and fairly attractive for a normally tiny species, some with ferrian variscite, wavellite, carbonate-fluorapatite and possibly other species! Specimens range in size from about 2cm to 8cm across, very reasonably priced at just 10.00, 20.00, 35.00, 50.00 and 85.00 each. Superb, and likely "best of species" material!

MOTTRAMITE pseudo @ WULFENITE- Total Wreck Mine, Pima Co., Arizona
Greyish black brittle masses of somewhat iridescent, brilliant mcro mottramite crystals covering matrix, and occasionally as incrustation pseudomorphous after 1cm or larger wulfenite plates comprising matrix. From the original find in the 1960's, we have a few specimens from 2.5cm to 3cm @ 25.00 and 30.00 each; a few larger 4cm to 6cm samples @ 40.00 and 55.00; one superb cabinet sample about 8x5cm @ 125.00.

QUARTZ in Miocene CHARCOAL- Panama Canal, Panama
A strange specimen, suitable for an unusual micromount, neatly placed in a foam-filled, old style hinged TN box, found among the remnants of the Julius Weber collection, apparently obtained from one Robert F. Barrell (1921-2003) of Boulder, Colorado via some distant and long-forgotten exchange between the two. The specimen shows micro, stubby quartz prisms, nicely terminated, lying within a Miocene charcoal seam, a few water-clear crystals apparently included with hydrocarbon material as well. A great locality piece, this slender, 1.8cm specimen is offered at just 20.00.

REINERITE (TL)- Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
An extraordinarily rare species, we have recently obtained tiny samples from a legrandite assemblage at Tsumeb, the type locality. The material occurs as nearly colorless, frothy glass-like aggregates of this zinc arsenate phase. Only four samples available as pure masses of 2mm and 3mm nearly pure aggregates @ 150.00 and 200.00 each. List alternates!

SEPIOLITE- nr. Pinos Altos, Grant Co., New Mexico
This uncommon mineral occurs here as dense white, somewhat chalky to fibrous masses richly scattered on matrix. From material collected in the late 1960s and possibly earlier, we have just a handful of specimens ranging in size from about 2.5cm to 5cm across @ 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

SHIMAZAKIITE (IMA #2010-085a)- Fuka Mine, Bitchu-cho, Okayama Pref, Japan
This rare mineral occurs here at this prolific locality as nearly pure, greyish white masses comprising matrix, occasionally with extremely small, pale violet henmilite or possibly other species scattered in matrix. A relatively new anhydrous calcium borate, IMA #2010-085, type locality, of course. Only a few small specimens on hand, averaging about 1.5cm across at just 85.00 each. Rich!

TAVORITE etc.- Tip Top Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
From an old hoard collected in the 1960s, we have a few specimens of pale yellow-green tavorite as minute crystal druses and aggregates scattered in vugs in matrix, typically with pinkish hureaulite, jahnsite, leucophosphite and possibly other phases. Classic locality material, some with micro potential as well, larger sizes only from about 5cm to 10cm across and priced according to quality/size @ 55.00, 75.00, 100,00 and 125.00 each. Nice!

TELLURANTIMONY (TL)- Mattagami Lake Mine, Quebec, Canada
Brilliant metallic masses richly scattered in grayish chlorite-talc gangue matrix, typically intergrown with silvery altaite and other sulfides. From the 1972 find at 825' level at the type locality! Specimens range from about 1.5cm to nearly 7cm @ 25.00, 45.00, 75.00, 125.00 and 175.00 each. One superb 10x8cm cabinet specimen @ 250.00.

TEPHROITE- Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey
From the glory days at Franklin, we have a small lot of rich tephroite specimens, occurring as greyish brown masses well scattered in matrix, typically with rich, dark red zincite masses and often with minor franklinite and willemite as well. Classic association pieces from an old hoard, specimens from about 4cm to 7cm across @ 20.00, 35.00, and 60.00 each.

VANADINITE (Arsenian)- West Mine, nr. Quartz Mt., Nye Co., Nevada
Repeat of a sellout: from a relatively 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, brown 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 150.00 per flat!

VIOLARITE (TL) w/ POLYDYMITE- Vermillion Mine, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
From the type locality for the species, we recently analyzed a number of samples and found rich masses of metallic violarite, intergrown in massive pentlandite, with pyrite, minor galena, and what appears to be minor polydymite, apparently not previously reported from this prolific locality! Old and massive sulfide material from the A.E. Seaman Museum, we provide two analyses with each sample, specimens ranging from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 each.

ZOISITE variety TANZANAITE- Merelani, Arusha, Tanzania
We recently acquired a rather attractive lot of small tanzanite crystals without matrix, colors ranging from pale greyish blue to purplish blue, all transparent and without matrix. These are attractive, singly terminated crystals with sharp prism faces as well, priced according to color and size, the smaller ones ranging from 1cm to 2cm tall (about 5 to 15 carats) and offered at just 20.00, 35.00, 50.00, 75.00 and 100.00 each, a few larger and some groups at 250.00 to 450.00 - inquire!

GEMS

QUARTZ variety PRASIOLITE- Brazil
One of the more unusual colors in quartz gemstones, prasiolite is a delicate, pale green color, these quite transparent and pleasing. Most Brazilian material has been heat treated, and we have only a few stones available, all in good quality faceted ovals in varying sizes from about 12x8 mm up to 22x10 mm, attractively priced at just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each. Very inexpensive for this quality!

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ACTINOLITE- Crow Lake, nr. Nestor Falls, Ontario Canada
From an obscure locality in northwestern Ontario better known for its fishing than minerals, we have a small lot of singly terminated crystals and groups of dark greenish actinolite without matrix. These have good luster and show typical, flattened crystal habit, with samples ranging from about 2cm to 4cm across @ 12.50, 20.00 and 40.00 each. Excellent for a relatively unknown locality!

ARAGONITE (multiple generation)- Stevenson-Bennett Mine, Dona Ana Co. New M
Found carefully wrapped in an old King Edward cigar box (the cigars were 6 cents each at the time!), we recently uncovered a small lot of interesting aragonite specimens from this old U.S. locality, here as somewhat pearly white botryoids with an additional generation of spiky, transparent aragonite needles nicely perched over them and on thin matrix. The locality was first discovered in the 1870s, and it has a long & rich specimen history as well. Only a few samples on hand, these ranging from about 3cm to 5cm across @ just 7.50, 15.00 and 20.00 each. Moderately attractive, too!

ARSENOPALLADINITE- Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tiny flattened grains of metallic grey arsenopalladinite-included platinum, each averaging about 1mm across. Old Carlos Barbosa stock, rarely offered material, a single specimen in a capsule @ 45.00.

BYTOWNITE- Crystal Bay, Hennepin Co., Minnesota
Grayish, glassy aggregates of bytownite feldspar comprising matrix, here as relatively rich, pure masses. Old Cureton material from many years ago from a relatively obscure occurrence. Specimens range from about 1.5cm to nearly 5cm across @ 12.50, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

CARBONATE-HYDROXYLAPATITE- Bull Moose Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
Small botryoidal knobs and blobs of this carbonate-rich hydroxylapatite sparsely line the walls of small vugs in mitridatite-rich phosphate matrix. Now considered a varietal name, carbonate-hydroxylapatite is locally referred to as "Car-Hap" and is found at several of the Custer Co. mines as a late-stage mineral. Only a few specimens on hand with modest micro potential, sizes from about 2cm to 4cm @10.00, 15.00 and 20.00 ea.

CHABAZITE-Ca- Apex Mine, Lander Co., Nevada
An uncommon locality and assemblage for a zeolite, these are small, drusy crystals of vitreous, transparent chabazite-Ca scattered on exposed seams on a quartz-monazite matrix. A new locality of chabazite for Nevada, EDS-confirmed in our lab, these modest specimens range in size from about 2.5cm to 6cm across @ just 10.00, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

ELBAITE (Cuprian)- Parelhas, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Strange bi-colored tourmaline crystals, these showing the unusual cuprian-rich blue color in elongated sections of stout, opaque pinkish crystals of elbaite. Matrix-free and not terminated, these prisms are striated and vitreous but not suitable for cutting rough, displaying the weird pink-blue color variation well nonetheless. Prisms stand about 3cm tall @ 55.00 each. Only three available!

EPIDOTE- Mount Moshi, Kilimanjaro Range, Tanzania
A new find of excellent epidote crystals, these as flattened, singly terminated crystals without matrix, some more stout, but all with excellent prism and terminal faces. Highly lustrous, a few with minor twining, this new find is about 60 miles east of Arusha and locally called "Mt. Moudi". Fine, new locality specimens, all singly terminated with weights in the 20 to 55 carat size, lengths ranging from about 1.4cm to 3cm tall @ just 12.50, 20.00 and 30.00 each; a very few doubly terminated or rehealed crystals in the 2.5-3cm range @ 40.00 and 55.00 each.

FOSSIL AMMONITE (Cretaceous)- "Desmoceras latidorsatum", Mahajanga Madgasca
Strange, curled ammonites about 4cm across and rather thick as well, each with an attractive, pearly iridescent luster from a superficial coating of a carbonate (?) mineral that provides a colorful, muticolored sheen. These appear to be the "Desmoceras latidorsatum" species, but our paleo IDs are quite rudimentary. Rather attractive curiosities from the middle Cretaceous, about 100 million years old, at just 20.00 each.

GALENA- Viburnum Trend, Reynolds Co., Missouri
A handsome cabinet specimen comprised of numerous large cubic galena crystals to 4cm across scattered on and comprising matrix, some with minor octahedral modification and many areas of the specimen showing a dusting of drusy, clear micro dolomite rhombs that often overlay micro red-brown sphalerite, with traces of other micro sulfides. A neat display specimen from a few decades ago, overall size about 12x9x8cm @ just 85.00.

GOETHITE- Biwabik, St. Louis Co., Minnesota
From the bygone days of Mesabi Range iron mining, these are old, excellent specimens of a typically ugly mineral, here as rather appealing specimens of hard, solid goethite masses that extend into stalactitic rods and knobs, all showing fine, radiating cross sections and concentric bands of the species. Surprisingly desirable, these specimens average about 7x6cm and are only 35.00 each. Nice!

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 small discovery at a new locality last year has now yielded several additional tiny, confirmed samples, here as white to pale brownish grains exceeding 1mm, carefully packaged in glass vials @ just 35.00 each. Only a few available, don't miss these!

HAUSMANNITE- Langban, Varmland, Sweden
An old specimen, ex-Burminco and Cureton, showing greyish black micro crystals of hausmannite nicely scattered in calcite core matrix from this famous locality. The specimens measure about 3cm to 6cm across @ 20.00, 30.00 and 45.00 each. One excellent, well crystallized specimen with a 1.5cm blocky crystal (!!) section in a 7x6cm matrix, surprisingly good for the locality and species @ 125.00.

HUREAULITE etc.- Tip Top Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
From an old stash of 1960s vintage specimens, we have located several excellent hureaulite specimens, these occurring as bright pink, glassy micro crystals to several millimeters nicely perched in vugs in triphylite. Associations vary but typically may include jahnsite, leucophosphite, rockbridgeite, vivianite or other species (all marked on the individual tags). Choice specimens collected half a century ago, all with excellent micro potential, sizes range from 4cm to exceptional 7cm across @ 35.00, 55.00, and 85.00.

KYANITE (Orange!)- Nani Hill, Loliondo, Arusha, Tanzania
Very weird, deep orange (!!) kyanite in crudely bladed aggregates and masses comprising matrix from this highly unusual occurrence, described in the March issue of Mineral News! The specimens have been analytically confirmed, and many show tiny, reddish-black inclusions of analytically confirmed rutile within the orange kyanite as well. Only a few small specimens available, size ranging from about 1.5cm to 3cm long @ just 10.00, 20.00 and 30.00 each.

LAPTEVITE-(Ce)- Dara-i-Pioz, Alay Range, Tajikistan
This NEW SPECIES occurs as pale brownish masses sparsely scattered in matrix. A rare phosphate-silicate-borate assemblage, formula: Ca6(Fe,Mn)Y3REE7(SiO4)3(PO4)(B3Si3O18)(BO3)F11 - hexagonal, IMA #2011-081, Structurally related to the okanoganite-vicanite group, all specimens with pinpointing arrow, average size about 1.2cm @ 295.00 each. List alternates!

MARIINSKITE (IMA #2011-057)- Mariinskoye, Malysheva, Urals, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurs as minute translucent masses sparsely scattered among grains of chromite and phlogopite matrix. Formula: BeCr2O4, orthorhombic, IMA # 2011-057. From the emerald deposits at this famous locality, the mineral is the Cr-dominant analog of chrysoberyl! Only a few small (~1mm) microprobed and mounted samples in 2cm probe mounts, each accompanied by two SEM backscattered images and a chemical analysis @ 350.00 each. Only three available; list alternates!

MAWSONITE (TL)- Mt. Lydell, Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia
This rare species, the tin analog of renierite, occurs as submicroscopic inclusions in bornite-rich ore, most with chalcopyrite and possibly other sulfides, these from the type locality. First observed optically as "orange bornite", the mineral was subsequently isolated in polished section and confirmed as a new species. We have a few ore sections from 1cm to nearly 3cm across @ 75.00, 125.00 and 175.00 each, or as undifferentiated fragments in a capsule @ 40.00.

MENDOZAVILLITE K-Ca (2011-088)- Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile
This NEW SPECIES occurs as extremely small (0.3mm), lemon yellow hexagonal crystals sparsely scattered and lying flat on matrix, sometimes in small sheets and more rarely as free-standing aggregates. The specimens were collected more than 25 years ago from a now-gone surface bench at this famous locality, Formula: [K2(H2O)15Ca(H2O6][Mo8P2Fe3+3O34(OH)3], monoclinic, IMA #2011-088, a new member of the betpakdalite group and one of four phosphate-rich species therein. From an old, one-time find and exceptionally rare, specimens range from about 3cm to 6cm across @ 50.00, 85.00 and 125.00.

METAVARISCITE w/ 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 from an old locality, collected circa 1985!!

MONAZITE-(Nd)- Nkovu, Kivu, Zaire
Dark brownish nodules of monazite-Nd from this interesting locality, offered as single 1 mm specimens in a capsule at 25.00 each. Second locality for the species!

MOOREITE- Sterling Mi, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co. New Jersey
The typical occurrence for this magnesium sulfate, first found at the Sterling Mine, mooreite occurs as clear to whitish transparent pearly platy crystalline coatings on the surfaces of minimally fluorescent ore slickensides, typically covering only one side per matrix specimen. Associations often include pyrochroite, sussexite and possibly other phases as well. These are older specimens from the type locality, sizes about 5cm to 9cm across @ 25.00, 50.00, and 85.00, priced according to quality.

NOLANITE- Fish Hook Bay, Lake Athabasca, Sask. Canada
Recently uncovered in our warehouse from material originally studied by R.M. Thompson (circa 1955) at the Geological Survey of Canada, we have a small selection of rare nolanite samples! The species is obscurely microscopic, nearly black, and intergrown in a uraniferous matrix containing dolomite, chalcopyrite and possibly other phases. Co-type Saskatchewan locality material, specimens range in size from about 1.5cm to 3cm across @ 30.00, 45.00 and 60.00 each, with a few larger to 8cm @ 200.00.

OBRADOVICHITE-NaNa (2011-046)- Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile
Another NEW SPECIES and member of the betpakdalite group, these show minute, bright yellowish green glassy crystals in small vugs and/or drusy aggregates lightly scattered on matrix, occasionally with very small pale blue turquoise spots. Formula: [Na2(H2O016Na(H2O)6][Mo8As2Fe3+3O33(OH)4], monoclinic, IMA #2011-046. Far better crystallized than other recently described members of the group, we have only a few specimens available, ranging in size from about 2.5cm to 5cm @ 45.00, 75.00 and 125.00 each, a few larger and exceptionally fine specimens to 9cm @ 225.00 and 250.00 each for the best on hand!

OLIGOCLASE (Ab88)- McCrary Pegmatite, Macon Co., North Carolina
Solid masses of pale beige oligoclase richly comprisiing matrix, collected by famous geologist E.W. Heinrich many years ago. The samples are analytically classified as Ab88 in composition, and its species status has now been relegated to a variety of albite. Not surprisingly, most researchers still specifically request "oligoclase" due to its long standing use in the scientific literature. Like "biotite", it refuses to go away! Only two samples available, sizes average a hefty 7x5cm @ just 45.00, each with Heinrich's original label!

PILSENITE var: WEHRLITE- nr. Hope, British Columbia, Canada
From a small stock in the former Cureton inventory, we located several samples of greyish metallic "wehrlite" as tiny flecks very sparsely scattered in white quartz matrix, the mineral now established as a mixture of pilsenite and minor hessite. Old material rarely available today, we have only a few samples on hand, sizes from about 1.5cm to 3cm @ 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each. List alternates!

QUARTZ variety CHRYSOPRASE- Bahia, Brazil
Pleasing, pale green masses of chrysoprase completely comprising matrix, often used as a semiprecious cutting material for fine cabochons. We only were able to acquire a few of these chunks, sizes averaging about 5x3cm at just 10.00 each. List alternates!

SEGNITITE with OXYPLUMBOROMEITE- Lowman Mine, Mineral Co., Nevada
Olive green druses and dull masses of segnitite sparsely scattered in vugs and over quartz-rich matrix, all associated with yellow massive oxyplumboromeite well spread on these samples, typically forming crude stockwork masses over relict jamesonite. Two interesting species from an uncommon locality, specimens range from about 3cm to 7.5cm across @ 20.00, 30.00, 45.00 and 55.00 each.

SERPENTINE- Newburyport, Essex Co., Massachsetts
Thick, greenish masses of serpentine richly comprising matrix, these all from old specimens ex-Michigan College of Mines and likely collected prior to 1927. Interesting and rarely offered specimens from an uncommon locality, specimens from about 4cm to 7cm across @ 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each.

TSILAISITE (IMA #2011-047)- Grotta d'Oggi, San Piero in Campo, Italy
This NEW TOURMALINE group species occurs here as tiny, yellowish to greenish brown rod-like crystals, sparsely exposed in seams and vugs in feldspar matrix. Formula: Na(Mn2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH); trigonal, IMA #2011-047. Type locality specimens, and most other reported occurrences of the species, including those in Madagascar, are apparently just Mn-rich elbaite. Only a few specimens on hand, average matrix size ranging from about 3.5cm to 5cm, priced according to richness, at just 45.00 and 65.00 each.

VANADINITE- Touissit, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco
Rather strange, rounded and slightly elongated barrel-shaped, crude vanadinite crystals to 1cm thickly intergrown and comprising matrix. The color is an odd-brown, with a somewhat greasy luster, prompting us to analytically confirm their identity (copy supplied). Specimens are very rich, extending about 6cm across, at just 45.00 each. Only three available!

WITZKEITE (IMA #2011-084)- Punta de Lobos, Tarapaca Region, Chile
Yet another NEW SPECIES from Chile, this one named after an old friend, Dr. Thomas Witzke, for his work on many new and unusual secondary minerals. The mineral occurs as small, pale grayish white masses scattered in minor brownish sulfate matrix, these from the original material used to describe the species. Formula: Na4K4Ca(NO3)2(SO4)2*2H2O - monoclinic, IMA #2011-084. Only a few very small nodular samples in capsules available, all with a copy of his signed label, @ 125.00 each. List alternates!

BOOKS

CATALOGUE OF MINERALS- Albert H. Chester 1897
This excellent reprint of Chester's work is a large format, black hardcover with gold stamped spine and front, over 75 pages (including J. Wiley's short catalog of available titles of the day) of old mineral names, intended by Chester as a mineralogist's definitive checklist of all English names of known minerals, synonyms and varieties (with chemical descriptions) as of 1897. Another useful tool when deciphering old labels, we have only a handful of these classics, just 12.50 with any mineral order!

GEMS

SYNTHETIC CITRINE
These are brilliant, laboratory grown citrine samples that have been facet cut into fine, 25x18mm fancy ovals, all showing absolute clarity and superb, rich deep yellow-orange color! These average about 28 carats each and sell for about 20% of the cost of their natural counterparts at just 55.00 each! Large, quite magnificent faceted stones; matched pairs are just 90.00/pair!!

MINE MODELS

GROVER CLEVELAND MINE - in N scale (1:160)
For those of you that prefer N scale models (1:160) that allow for more expansive layouts in less space, the Grover Cleveland Mine is just the right kit for you! Like other 1930-1960 small operations, this mythical mine facility represented here is typical of many small Western operations, and the kit includes a head frame, shaft house, gantry and hoist house, all in very precise laser-cut wood members, as well as several castings for various parts (mine cars, people, cable, roofing) of the scene as well. A craftsman-type kit that requires patience (and good eyesight!), the finished scene is superb! Only a few available @ 45.99!

MINE HEAD FRAME KIT - in HO scale (1:87)
From 1:87 scale models produced in the early 1970s, we have a few long-out-of-production wood kits that require considerable patience and care to assemble, but result in exceptionally attractive finished models! This is an old Campbell kit (now out of business and a collector's item!) that portrays a headframe, hoist house and ore bin that resemble many old, small-scale mining operations. Numerous wood pieces and detailed instructions with templates are included, and these are wonderful when finished! Limit one per customer, please, available @ just 49.00 per kit, while our small supply lasts!

 

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ALMANDINE- East Shore, Lake Timiskaning, Quebec Canada
Deep red-brown almandine garnets with little or no matrix, collected many years ago from the Quebec side of this famous lake. The crystals show moderately good form, and our analytical work shows them to be predominantly almandine with a slight pyrope (Mg-rich) composition. Single crystals and small intergrown groups of two or more crystals range in size from just over 1cm to nearly 3cm for the largest ones @ just 3.00, 5.00 and 10.00 each. Lots of 10 assorted are just 40.00! Old stuff and very inexpensive!

ARTROEITE- Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Campania, Italy
This uncommon anhydrous lead-aluminofluoride occurs here as excellent, colorless to pale greyish micro crystals and radiating sheaf-like aggregates nicely scattered on volcanic rock matrix, quite superior to the type locality material. Matrix sizes range from about 2cm to 3.5cm and are offered at just 40.00 and 55.00 each, all with good micro potential as well!

ASKAGENITE-(Nd) (IMA #2009-073)- Askagen Quarry, Filipstad, Varmland, Swede
This relatively NEW SPECIES occurs as broad, dark brown, vitreous elongated aggregates frozen in beige feldspar matrix. Formula: (Mn2+ Nd)(Al2Fe3+)(Si2O7)(Si2O4)O2 - monoclinic, IMA #2009-073. The mineral is the Nd-Fe3+ analog of uedaite-(Ce), and a new member of the epidote group. Type locality material, of course, specimens from 2cm to 2.5cm @ 55.00 each, a few very rich and considerably larger 5cm samples @ 125.00 each. List alternates!

ATACAMITE- Mina La Farola. Atacama, Chile
Old specimens obtained from Al McGuinnessite and others many years ago, presented here as attractive, dark green rod-like micro crystals of this interesting copper mineral perched on matrix, often associated with minor chrysocolla. While we have the species from many other localities in Australia and elsewhere, few compare to these rich and attractive samples, many with good micro potential as well! Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 6cm @ 15.00, 30.00, and 45.00 each. A few larger to 10cm @ 100.00 each.

AZURITE- Tintic District, Juab Co., Utah
A superb, historic specimen, perhaps the finest one from the district we have ever seen, comprised of a dense, greyish black ore-rich rock matrix with several exposed vugs displaying brilliant, gemmy azurite crystals as small divergent sprays of terminated crystals to 3mm tall. There are two major exposed vugs, one about 3cm across, another on the reverse of the specimen about 1.5cm across, as well as several smaller exposures of azurite! The specimen was purchased by A.E. Seaman from the private collection of mineral dealer W. H. Parker of Salt Lake City prior to 1920! Likely from the Mammoth Shaft, overall size is about 7x6x4cm, with Seaman Museum label (and recently photographed for MinDat), a small but absolutely delicious killer small cabinet sample @ just 200.00.

BERYL in pegmatite- Beauregard Mine, Alstead, New Hampshire
An interesting specimen of yellowish beryl in re-healed crystals about 1cm thick and up to 4cm long perched in pegmatite matrix. The specimen is ex-George Robinson, Sr. Collection, and it was collected circa 1962 according to his label, a nice, 50-year old piece! While not terminated, the prism faces are sharp, and this neat old piece measures about 6x4cm @ just 40.00.

CALCITE- Fourth of July Tunnel, Eureka, Nevada
Rather attractive small, clear calcite crystals and groups nicely isolated and perched on solid, dark brown limonite beds, many resembling old Mexican pieces from the early 1960s. These sit nicely and show an interesting assortment of habits, with specimens ranging from about 2.5cm to 6cm across @ just 5.00, 10.00 and 20.00 each. One monster specimen with excellent coverage, about 30x15cm (!!) @ 175.00.

CARLHINTZEITE- Serra Branca, Pedra Lavrada,Paraiba Brazil
This rare mineral occurs here as minute, water-clear, elongated wedge-shaped crystals sparsely scattered on massive triplite/triphyllte phosphate matrix, usually with micro crystalline bermanite as well. Tiny but quite nice for a significant rarity, only a few 2.5-3.5cm specimens available @ 95.00 and 150.00 each, depending on quality.

CORUNDUM w/ Undefined Amphibole- Buck Creek, Clay Co., North Carolina
Small red splashes of corundum variety ruby lightly scattered in dense, medium green admixed amphibole matrix. Some have called this zoisite (incorrectly, despite its resemblance to Tanzanian material), but XRD confirms it as an amphibole, with EDS suggesting a possible iron-deficient, potassic-chloropargasite or similar phase instead! Rather than spend our short lives figuring out amphibole nomenclature, we'll just provide copies of the analytical details and dump it on you, free with each specimen that measures 2.5cm to 4cm across @ just 15.00 and 25.00 each. A great locality rock!!!

DJURLEITE- Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana
Densely scattered bluish-black pods of djurleite in rock matrix, some with minor secondary copper mineral staining evident. These have been XRD confirmed, and a copy of the XRD output is included with each sample. Specimen sizes range from about 2cm to 3.5cm @ 15.00, 20.00 and 25.00 each. Great locality material, rarely offered as XRD-confirmed specimens!

EKPLEXITE (IMA #2011-082)- Mt. Kaskasnyunchorr, Khibiny, Kola, Russia
This NEW SPECIES occurred in a single lenticular aggregate consisting of iron-black flakes in a nepheline-feldspar fenite matrix. It is names for the Greek word meaning "surprise", in allusion to the unexpected combination of elements found or the first time in a mineral, and also unknown synthetically! Formula: (Nb,Mo,W)S2*(Mg1-xAlx)(OH)2+x - trigonal, IMA #2011-082, a new member of the valleriite group. Extremely tiny (<1mm) flakes mounted on a stub, portion of the holotype (and only) specimen @ 185.00 each.

EUXENITE-(Y)- O'Brien & Fowler Mine, Ontario, Canada
Historic specimens collected by H.S. Spence in the 1920s-1930s, later purchased by Clifford Frondel at Harvard in 1950. Spence was an active mining engineer and geologist at the Department of Mines in Ottawa who obtained these samples at the mine, part of Concession III, Lot 29 (within Mattawan Twp in the Nipissing District). Our analytical work confirms the identity of the dark brown, glassy pods of euxenite-(Y) with a moderately consistent dysprosium content (copy of analysis provided)! The isolated pods of euxenite-(Y) are up to 2.5cm wide, frozen in pinkish brown feldspar matrix, and these large specimens range from about 6cm to 13cm(!!) across @ 35.00, 50.00 and 75.00 each. A few smaller, but pure samples available; please inquire.

FRANCKEITE with PYRITE- Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia
From the 220 meter level contact vein, these fine, rich specimens of this unusual lead-tin-antimony sulfide occur as silvery grey metallic platelets and masses richly comprising matrix, many with octahedral pyrite and possibly other phases. Matrix sizes from about 3cm to 7cm @ 15.00, 25.00, 40.00 and 75.00 each.

GALLITE in GERMANITE- Tsumeb, Namibia
Uncovered in the Weber/Perloff material we purchased some years ago, we have found three mounted specimens originally obtained from Paul Keller and mounted by Lou Perloff, labeled in Lou's hand. Gallite occurs as grey, metallic masses scattered in germanite matrix, some showing crude and rarely seen crystalline form in these specimens. These are priced according to size and coverage of the mounted specimen, ranging from a few millimeters to 1.5cm in each of the three mounts @ 85.00 and 165.00 each. Excellent provenance; choice mounts!

GOLD- Macassa Gold Mine, Teck Twp, Ontario Canada
Originally uncovered in the early 1900s, this gold mine produced small samples of visible native gold sparsely scattered in quartz, generally in a molydenite-rich rock matrix, occasionally with minor altaite as well. We have a few specimens with modest native gold readily apparent under low magnification, with matrix sizes ranging from about 2cm to 5cm across, priced very reasonably at just 20.00, 40.00 and 60.00 each.

GONYERITE (TL)- Langban, Varmland, Sweden
A superb example of this rare mineral from the TYPE LOCALITY, here as deep coppery-brown radiating sprays of micro crystals lying flat on typical Mn-ore matrix. One of the best examples we have had for the species (see our photograph on MinDat), overall specimen size about 3.5cm @ 150.00. Excellent micro potential, of course.

GUSTAVITE- Texas Shaft, South Mtn., Oywhee Co., Idaho
A rare silver-lead-bismuth sulfosalt, the mineral occurs as small, brilliant metallic masses sparsely scattered in chalcopyrite-rich rock matrix. Old Cureton stock originally identified by Bart Canon many years ago, we have a few small specimens averaging 2cm or so @ just 45.00 each. A few larger to 5cm across @ 150.00 each.

HAINITE- Bortolan Q., Pocos de Caldas, M.G., Brazil
This rare mineral occurs as elongated yellowish-brown aggregates scattered in matrix, this rich sample from the 1998 find. One of the more unusual silicates that was first described in 1990, a moderately rich matrix specimen, and one of the best we have ever offered, about 4.5cm across @ 125.00. Only one!

HIDALGOITE (TL)- San Pascual Mine, Zimapan, Hidalgo, Mexico
A rare offering of TYPE LOCALITY hidalgoite, collected by Prof. Eduardo Schmitter Villada (mineral namee for schmitterite!) in 1969. Rarely seen, material from the original mine occurs as porcelanous, off-white masses largely comprising matrix, occasionally with small areas of limonitic staining. We have only a few pure specimens, sizes about 1cm to 2.5cm @ 30.00 and 65.00 each. List alternates!

HILARIONITE (IMA #2011-089)- Hilarion Mine, Kamariza, Laurion, Greece
This NEW SPECIES occurs as small, pale yellowish to greenish spherules and aggregates to 1mm scattered on brownish oxidized ore matrix. Formula: Fe3+2(SO4)(AsO4)(OH)*6H2O - monoclinic, IMA #2011-089, structurally related to kankite. Only a very few samples available, all as matrix specimens from about 3mm up to 1.5cm @ 100.00 and 175.00 each, depending on size/coverage, all with modest micro potential as well!

LEUCOPHANITE etc.- Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Excellent micro crystals of greyish, orthorhombic leucophanite, either as tiny singles or mounted specimens that are perched on the edges of aegirine spears, sometimes associated with other species. An uncommon beryllium-rich silicate, these are available as small (1 to 3mm) unmounted singles at just 8.50 and 12.50 each, or as carefully mounted micro-boxed samples @ 20.00 each. Old stuff from a prolific locality!

LINARITE etc.- Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico
From an old-time collection assembled by George Robinson, Sr., we have acquired a large lot of attractive, deep blue linarite sprays nicely covering matrix, typically with quartz, barite, or fluorite, more rarely with galena, anglesite or brochantite. All specimens are attractive, and these were likely collected ~50 years ago! Colorful stuff, a variety of associations, specimens from 2.5cm to 8cm across @ 15.00, 25.00, 45.00 and 75.00 each. One modest 15x15cm specimen @ 350.00, and a GIANT, richly covered 30x15cm (!!!) monster @ 950.00!!

LUDWIGITE- Mountain Lake Mine, Salt Lake Co., Utah
Thickly intergrown needle-like ludwigite sprays comprising and embedded in matrix. Old Ward's material from many years ago from this famous Dana locality for the species. Samples range from about 2.5cm to 4cm across @ 8.50, 15.00 and 20,00 each.

MANASSEITE w/ HYDROTALCITE etc- Dypingdal, nr. Snarum, Buskerud, Norway
Old specimens originally supplied by Scott Williams to Forrest Cureton many years ago, these showing white to pale grey waxy masses of intergrown hydrotalcite and manasseite scattered on greenish lizardite matrix, some potentially with clinochlore (variety "leuchtenbergite") and/or other phases. From a well-known, Mg-rich deposit (the type locality for manasseite!), specimens range in size from about 2cm to 5cm across @ 20.00, 35.00 and 55.00 ea

MELILITE (Smelter)- Quincy Smelter, Houghton Co., Michigan
Weird, black crystals and aggregates of blocky to thinly elongated "melilite" on massive matrix, most as micro to perhaps 4mm or so, analytically shown to be typical Ca-Mg-silicate with high amounts of iron as well. Odd stuff from this famous smelting operation, once the last active copper smelter in Michigan, acquired as a curiosity from the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum. Tough, crudely crystallized samples from 3.5cm to 4cm @ 15.00 each; one exceptional 8x7cm sample @ 45.00.

MESSELITE with JAHNSITE etc.- Tip Top Mine, Custer Co., South Dakota
From a large lot of old material recently acquired, we have located several excellent specimens of white, platy messelite aggregates to several mm nicely scattered on triphylite matrix, many with attractive micro jahnsite crystals, mitridatite, whitlockite/bobdownsite or other species. Rather attractive for the species (see our MinDat photograph!) with a variety of associations, these collected circa 1961! Specimens range from about 3.5cm to 7cm across @ just 15.00, 25.00 and 40.00 each, a few larger and richer to 9cm @ 85.00.

MICROCLINE with QUARTZ- Strzegom, Dolnoslaskie, Poland
A well formed single crystal of microcline about 4cm tall with a natural cleft from which several smoky quartz crystals protrude, the largest on one edge of specimen extending about 1.8cnm above the microcline crystal. Found among the Julius Weber material, the specimen is accompanied by an old "Muzeum Ziemi W Warszawie" label that (incorrectly) notes the feldspar as orthoclase. Probably 1970s or earlier vintage, overall size is about 5x2cm with good crystal habit displayed @ just 45.00. Great locality piece; only one available!

NATROLITE- Schenkenberg, Bohemia, Czech Republic
A wonderful old specimen from the Ceska Kamenice district, here as a large open vug about 4cm across that is filled with small, needle-like natrolite crystals. The specimen has a several old collection numbers on it, most recently from the A.E. Seaman Museum, including a partial fragment of an adhered paper label as well. The locality was noted as "Schiefenberg?" on the museum label, but it is a clear match for Schenkenberg material from many years ago. Overall size is about 8x5cm, the vug in dead center, a fine old locality piece @ just 55.00.

PHARMACOSIDERITE- Copper Stope, Majuba Hill, Pershing Co. Nevada
From the same old hoard that yielded the earlier-described clinoclase, we have a few rather fine pharmacosiderite specimens that show excellent micro green cubes of the mineral nicely scattered in seams and vugs. Quite attractive under the 'scope, we have only a few of these, all with good micro potential, sizes from 1.5cm to 3.5cm @ 10.00, 20.00 and 35.00 each, depending on quality.

QUARTZ var: Blue Chalcedony- Ngabu, Chiwawy-Nsange, Malawi
From an off-beat locality, we have a few, pale blue chalcedony geode-like formations that have small, drusy quartz crystals perched in their centers, surrounded by the bluish agate. Fairly attractive and relatively cheap from this weird locality. Sizes average about 3.5cm to nearly 5.5cm across @ just 10.00 and 15.00 each.

SANIDINE (Carlsbad Twin)- Bonn, North Rheinland-Westphalia, Germany
Old and interesting flattened crystals of tabular sanidine without matrix, all showing minor Carlsbad twinning! These buff colored crystals were collected by L.L. Hubbard (1849-1933) and are well formed and sharp. Crystals range from about 2cm to 3.5cm @ 20.00 and 35.00 each.

SMITHSONITE- Dauntless Mine, White Pine Co., Nevada
A small lot of weird smithsonite specimens, these as pale brownish botryoids well-scattered in vuggy, highly dense rock matrix, occasionally with minor hemimorphite or possibly other phases. There is good micro material here from a relatively obscure and rarely offered locality, specimens range from about 2cm to 5cm across at just 8.50, 15.00 and 25.00 each.

STAROVAITE (IMA #2011-085)- Yadovitaya Fumerole, Tolbachik, Kam. Russia
This NEW SPEICES occurs as the Yadovitaya ("poisonous") fumerole at the second scoria cone of this famous Kamchatka volcano! The habit is exceptionally small (<0.1mm) prismatic crystals intergrown into ~0.4mm aggregates perched on dark green lammerite, but easily observed under the 'scope due to their contrasting yellowish-brown color. Formula: KCu5O(VO4)3 - triclinic, IMA #2011-085, the first natural vanadate with species-defining K and Cu. No structurally related species are known, and the mineral is named for Galina Leonidovna Starova (b. 1946), of St. Petersburg State University. Tiny matrix samples ~1mm across mounted on stubs @ 145.00 each. Type locality material, of course!

SULFUR var: SELENSULFUR- Vulcano, Sicily, Italy
A strange batch of very old material, these sulfur masses are rich in selenium and impart a distinctly orange-brown color to otherwise yellow masses and aggregates of this native element. There is little well-defined crystallization on these, but they are an uncommon variety form an excellent locality. Specimens range from about 2.5cm to 5cm and are priced according to coverage and quality @ 15.00, 35.00 and 65.00 each.

THREADGOLDITE- Arcu su Linnarbu, Cagliari, Sardinia Italy
This uncommon species, one of the more difficult to obtain uranyl phosphate minerals, occurs here as minute, bright yellow-green aggregates sparsely scattered on rock matrix, easily observed due to the striking contrast with the brownish matrix. We have a small supply of specimens from this deposit, rich in secondary uraniferous minerals, with specimen sizes averaging about 2.5cm @ 45.00 each.

TITANITE- Campo do Boa Mine, Capelinha, M.G., Brazil
A small selection of yellowish-green single crystals of titanite without matrix, these from a small lot acquired several years ago and just recently uncovered. The crystals are quite sharp, show good color, and are twinned as well. Crystals range from about 1cm to 1.5cm tall and are just 8.50, 10.00 and 15.00 each. Neat!

TRINITITE (7/16/45 Blast)- Alamogordo, nr. Trinity, New Mexico
This material, commonly called Alamogordo Glass, Trinitite and/or Trinityite, is the fused sand resulting from the first atomic bomb blast on July 16, 1945 at Alamogordo near Trinity. These are pale greenish, knobby glassy masses of high-temperature melted quartz from about 1.5cm to nearly 3cm across at 15.00, 20.00, 25.00, and 35.00 each, depending on overall size. Unique historical items, not radioactive, and impossible to obtain today!

TURQUOISE- Serabit el Khadim, Sinai, Egypt
A pair of small thumbnails from this highly unusual locality in the land of the Pharaohs, offered here as thin, pale blue masses scattered in brownish matrix. Rare locality reference samples, overall size about 1.5cm @ 25.00 each. Only two!

UNKNOWN INCLUSIONS IN QUARTZ- Diamond Willow Mine, Pearl, Ontario, Canada
Neat groups of clear to amethystine quartz as small points to 1 cm or so completing covering thin matrix, all showing tiny, very weird inclusions along phantom crystal planes within the crystals! Some have called these hematite, but microscopic examination shows odd spheres of tan to red-brown color, and some of the spheres appear as opened, hollow balls, unlike many other "hematite" inclusions suggested at the locality. Odd stuff and old specimens, groups of varying colors from 3cm to 5.5cm at just 15.00, 25.00 and 35.00 each. Very neat under the 'scope!

URANINITE- Swamp Mine, Topsham, Maine
Unusual CRYSTALS (!!!) of uraninite from this classic eastern U.S. locality! We have a few small matrix-free specimens with fairly sharp and lustrous uraninite crystals and small groups averaging from 0.5cm to 1.5cm across, all showing several sharp faces. Most show well-developed octahedral and/or cubic development and are just 45.00, 65.00 and 95.00 each, depending on quality and size. Impossible to get any longer! Only a few on hand, so please list alternates!

ZARATITE on CHROMITE- Wood's Mine, Texas. Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
A small lot of old material comprised of rich green zaratite coating an exposed surface of massive chromite matrix. Reasonably colorful and from a classic eastern U.S. locality, specimens from about 3cm to 4cm @ 15.00 and 25.00, depending on coverage. Limit one per order, please!

ZIPPEITE on URANINITE- St. Joachimsthal, Bohemia, Czech Republic
From the type locality for uraninite, this specimen shows small yellowish splashed of zippeite scattered on black, massive uraninite matrix associated with platy, brownish red feldspar. It was material from this locality that Curies discovered radium and polonium, and the sample is an early piece (#2361) from the J. Cilen Collection (over 22,000 systematic specimens!) that was originally purchased by him from Schortmann's in the early 1960s. The specimen is hot, of course, and an excellent example for this superb and prolific locality! Overall size is about 7x5cm @ 245.00.

COLLECTION

STOCK CETIFICATES- Various Industries - A recent collection purchase included several hundred (!!) stock certificates from a wide variety of companies and industries. Many of these are handsomely engraved little works of art, and the majority were issued or redeemed in the 1920-1970 period. Most are the 8.5" x 12" size (about 21x30cm) with various engravings and background colors, some corporate or municipal bonds with coupons attached are significantly larger. Modern electronic trading has essentially made such fancy documents disappear from daily use, so these are glimpses of the past, likely never to be seen again. We don't collect stock certificates (yet), so out they go in collections of 20 different @ only 39.00, or assorted lots of 50 with duplicates @ just 75.00. Postage paid to U.S. addresses; inquire for foreign shipping costs. These are inexpensive - compare elsewhere!

GEMS

RAINBOW TOPAZ- (treated) Brazil
The gem trade has spawned many new treatments of natural stones that enhance their attractiveness, and these Brazilian topaz faceted stones are another example of these emerging arts! Sometimes called "Rainbow Topaz", these well cut, transparent pale blue stones show a weird green-purple-blue kaleidoscope of colors as they catch the light, a result of a "physical vapor deposition" (PVD) process. The gems are standard ovals, typically 8x6mm each and averaging about 5 carats per four stones, offered as reasonable lots of four ovals @ just 25.00 per lot.

BOOKS

GETTING ACQUAINTED W/ MINERALS- George L. English Circa 1934
Authored by one of the pioneers in the "mineral business", this 324 page hardcover book by George English happily guides collectors through the study of minerals and mineral buying, with major sections on phyiscal properties and descriptive mineralogy. First edition, 258 illustrations and in fair condition, only a few available @ 25.00 each plus 6.00 additional shipping. Limit one per customer, please.

ANACONDA- by Isaac Marcosson Circa 1957
A "vanity publication" on behalf of Anaconda, once the most prolific copper mining company in the world! This interesting account presents the history of this epic industrial giant and the people that pioneered the development of this monolithic company, recalling such huge, mineralogically famous operations as Butte, Chuquicamata, Yerington, Grants and others. Published over 50 years ago, this 370 hardcover book has about 40 pages of old black & white photos @ just 24.00 plus 6.00 additional shipping. Only a few available.


 







 


 

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