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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 1cm to nearly 2cm tall, priced according to completeness, clarity and size @ 10.00, 17.50 and 25.00 each. Very fine, research-grade material! 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!

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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!

 

CATALOG 21201 - Vol. XXXIX, No. 1 - Posted January 26, 2012. All items subject to prior sale!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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COLLECTIONS

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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CATALOG 21105 - Vol. XXXVIII, No.5. All items subject to prior sale, FOB our warehouse. Posted: June 26, 2011.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GEMS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BOOKS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GEMS

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

COLLECTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


COLLECTIONS

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

GEMS

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



 


 

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