Mixed Minerals 1 August 2015

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PT01: Goethite after Ankerite/Siderite with Smoky Quartz: Crystal Peak, Lake George, Teller co., Colorado USA: $100.00

A superb cabinet-size specimen of sharp, lustrous radiating goethite crystals replacing large sharp rhomb’s of ankerite and/or siderite with a goethite-included smoky quartz crystal from the Phyllis Ann Claim, Crystal Peak, Teller County, Colorado. A really super Colorado goethite psuedo. specimen from old finds; undamaged and with great aesthetics. Ex. Bunk with $250 tag. A rare Classic! 

Specimen Dimensions: 10 x 6.2 x 5.1 cm. Weight: 404 grams.


PT02: Purpurite-Heterosite: Double Opening Pegmatite, Crystal Mountain district, Larimer County, Colorado USA: $25.00

A nice large, solid specimen of bright violet-colored Purpurite-Heterosite. A great example of this species from Colorado. Rare!
 
Specimen Dimensions: 6.8 x 6.5 x 4 cm. Weight: 211 grams.
 

PT03: Galena on Siderite: White Raven Mine, Ward, Boulder county, Colorado USA: $30.00

A nice specimen featuring lustrous small Galena crystals aesthetically sprinkled on brown Siderite crystals from the White Raven Mine, Nederland, Boulder County, Colorado. Old and rare material from the collection of noted Colorado collector Bill Hayward (1921-2012). In great condition. Classic!
Specimen Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.1 cm. Weight: 32 grams.
PT04: Vesuvanite & Chabazite: Italian Mountain, Gunnison county, Colorado, USA: $40.00
A very nice group of gemmy green Vesuvianite crystals to 1.8 cm. with small white chabazite crystals from Italian Mountain, Crested Butte region, Gunnison County, Colorado USA. A good Vesuvianite specimen from this well-known Colorado locality. The main crystal has great luster and is quite complete.
Specimen Dimensions: 3.4 x 3 x 2.1 cm. Weight: 35 grams.
PT05: Calcite: Paul Frank Quarry, North Vernon, Indiana, USA: $40.00
Sharp golden-yellow Calcite crystals to 5 cm. from the Paul Frank Quarry, North Vernon, Indiana USA. A great specimen for this classic locality. Ex. Earl Sullivan collection.
Specimen Dimensions: 9 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm. Weight: 244 grams.
PT06: Fluorite on Quartz: William Wise Mine, Westmoreland, New Hampshire, USA: $40.00
A sharp 3.5 cm. octahedral green Fluorite crystal on matrix from the William Wise Mine in Westmoreland, Chesire county, New Hampshire. A nice fluorite single crystal for the locale, and a New England Classic!!

Specimen Dimensions: 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm. Weight: 74 grams.

PT07: Garnet var. Almandine: River Valley Mine, Dana township, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada: $50.00
A nice large group of two redAlmandine Garnet crystals to 5 cm. with minor chlorite from the River Valley Garnet Mine, Dana Township, Sudbury area, Ontario Canada. A nice group of garnet crystals from a classic Canadian locality.
Specimen Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 5 cm. Weight: 403 grams.
PT08: Fluocerite-(Ce): Little Patsy Pegmatite, Foxton, South Platte District, Colorado: $45.00
A nice example of this rare species from what is probably the world’s most important locality for the species, collected by myself in 2007. Locality is now closed, and these are some of the very last specimens I have. Quite dense (~6 g/cm^3) and a great example of trivalent REE combining with fluorine (idealized stoichiometry is (Ce, La)F3)). The Fluocerite is yellow when freshly broken and red on outer faces due to a very thin Bastnasite alteration layer. Better in person. Rare!
Specimen Dimensions: 5 x 3.5 x 2 cm. Weight: 89 grams.
PT09: Rutile in Quartz: Belo Horizonte Region, Minas Gerais, Brazil: $50.00
A natural Rutilated quartz crystal with exceptional rutile inclusions from Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Complete with a small natural contact on one face. From the collection of noted Colorado collector Bill Hayward (1921-2012). Classic!
Specimen Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2.4 cm. Weight: 37 grams.
PT10: Chalcopyrite in Fluorite: Cave-in-Rock, Hardin county, Illinois, USA: $50.00
A nice large violet Fluorite crystal with pretty golden Chalcopyrite/pyrite inclusions from Cave-In-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois. From the collection of noted Colorado collector Bill Hayward (1921-2012). A nice older specimen from this classic locale, consisting of a single large, slightly etched crystal. Classic!
Specimen Dimensions: 9 x 5 x 4.4 cm. Weight: 244 grams.
PT11: Rhodochrosite & Galena on pyrite: Julia Fisk Mine, Leadville, Lake county, Colorado, USA: $50.00
From the collection of noted Colorado collector Bill Hayward (1921-2012). Collected bu Bill in 1957. Locality now “extinct. A great piece for the locality. Classic!!
Specimen Dimensions: 6 x 4.5 x 1.8 cm. Weight: 105 grams.
PT12: Smoky Quartz: Crystal Peak, Lake George, Teller county, Colorado USA: $50.00
Great luster and quality for Colorado smoky quartz. From the noted collection of Bill Hayward of Denver, Colorado (1921-2012). A Classic!
Specimen Dimensions: 8.5 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm. Weight: 135 grams.
PT13: Azurite: Czar Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise county, Arizona, USA: $50.00
A nice group of sharp lustrous blue Azurite crystals from the Czar shaft, Bisbee, Cochise county, Arizona. Ex. Zamar collection of Jerome, Arizona and likely collected around 1920. A very nice thumbnail for the price. Classic!
Specimen Dimensions: 1.7 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm. Weight: 9 grams. 

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