List
Grid
Clearance Minerals


CJC01 Hemimorphite
79 Mine, Chilito, Dripping Spring Mountains , Gila Co., Arizona, USA
8.4x 5.0x 3.4 cm
$68

A very nice example of hemimorphite from recent finds at the 79 Mine. 







CJC02 Chrysocolla on Quartz
Tentadora Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru
9.5x 4.5x 3.1 cm
$88

A nice example of chrysocolla on quartz, from recent finds at the Tentadora Mine. Just about at cost. 







CJC03 Vanadinite
San Carlos (Apex) Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
7.1x 5.4x 3.6 cm
$66

A rich example of vanadinite from recent finds at a mine about 15 miles south of the US/Mexico border. 







CJC04 Dioptase with Mimetite
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
9.3x 6.8x 3.4 cm
$115

A nice example of dioptase with yellow mimetite, from finds made last year at Ntola. Priced at $180 in my show stock. 







CJC05 Pyromorphite on Malachite
Boko Songho-Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
10.0x 6.4x 3.0 cm
$78

A reference sample of pyromorphite with malachite, from recent finds around Mfouati.  A little reminiscent of the older material from Rum Jungle, Australia. Sawn on the back/ sides.







CJC06 Hemimorphite
79 Mine, Chilito, Dripping Spring Mountains , Gila Co., Arizona, USA
4.7x 4.5x 3.5 cm
$48

A nice example of hemimorphite from recent discoveries at the 79 Mine.  This one has nice botryoidal blue orbs in a vug. 







CJC07 Brucite
Killa Saifullah District., Baluchustan, Pakistan
5.2x 2.8x 1.8 cm
$78

A very nice example of saturated yellow brucite on matrix. You don't see many of these on matrix, particularly not with the main cluster no nicely positioned.  Really really good for the price. 







CJC08 Shattuckite with Quartz
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
7.8x 2.6x 2.3 cm
$48

A nice example of rather flat quartz crystals that have grown over shattuckite, from recent finds at the Milpillas Mine. Sawn on the back. 







CJC09 Calcite with Vanadinite
San Carlos (Apex) Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
5.5x 3.5x 3.0 cm
$48

A rich example of lustrous calcite and vanadinite crystals, from recent finds at a mine located approximately 15 miles south of the US border. 







CJC10 Arsendescloizite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
12.0x 7.2x 2.2 cm
$88

One of the interesting finds out of Ojuela in recent months have been these very rich specimens of arsendescloizite, a rare lead, zinc bearing arsenate.  While it was discovered at Tsumeb, the best specimens arguably came from Ojuela in the late 1980's.  It was a small find however, and today (if you can find one) those pieces command prices in the thousands of dollars.  There have been next to none recovered since then. These do not quite have the same saturated green color, but are exceptionally rich examples o the species nonetheless.

This one consists of a limonite matrix thoroughly coated in botryoidal arsendescloizite. 







CJC11 Calcite
Chihuahua, Mexico
10.6x 8.2x 4.1 cm
$64

A cabinet sized calcite specimen with an interesting, light green color cause by inclusions of another mineral-- you can see little bits of something (perhaps aurichalcite?) in the matrix, but. its color differs slightly from that of the calcite. I am not sure exactly where in Chihuahua it is from. 







CJC12 Scolecite
Dray Sap Xa, Krong Ana District, Dak Lak Prov., Vietnam.
9.0x 5.6x 5.5 cm
$82

A nice example of an aciciular cluster of scolecite crystals safely sheltered inside a vug. At first glance this would be easy to mistake from an Indian piece, but it comes from an exiting new locality in Vietnam.  A lot of these were going to china for use as decorator items, with he basalt matrixes carved into all sorts of decorative shapes... but I managed to find a few that were better suited to being specimens. Normally you just see rubies, spinel, and aquamarine form there....







CJC13 Hemimorphite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
4.7x4.4x 2.0 cm
$44

A nice example of very light blue hemimorphite from Mfouati. There are a number of quarries and mines int he area, these crystalline examples come from a different  (though close by) location than the botryoidal pieces. 







CJC14 Austinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
8.3x 5.3x 2.7 cm
$88

A rich and decently sized example of yellow austinite from finds made last summer at the Ojuela Mine. Although it resembles the much more common adamite,  austinite incorporates calcium in the chemical composition, and has always been rare at the mine. 







CJC15 Hemimorphite n Smithsonite
79 Mine, Chilito, Dripping Spring Mountains , Gila Co., Arizona, USA
8.0x 4.x 4.6 cm
$78

A nice combination of light blue smithsonite on dark olive smithsonite, perhaps he most famous combination to come from this mine.  A nice reference of this combination, and particularly like the wavy/ petal-like habit of the hemimorphite. 







CJC16 Vanadinite with Calcite
San Carlos (Apex) Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
7.4x 6.4x 4.3 cm
$68

A rich example of calcite and vanadinite crystals, from recent finds at a mine located approximately 15 miles south of the US border. 







CJC17 Scorodite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
4.3x 2.0x 3.2 cm
$62

A nice reference sample of one of the most sought after minerals from Ojuela. This one doesn't have the big blue crystals that collectors lust after, but it is a very very rare example of this material. For a short period in 2019, the miners were working in area were examples were once again being found, after at least a decade of nothing. There is a slight color shift observable in strong, direct sunlight.... but again, the crystals are dark.







CJC18 Kermesite
Caiwa Mine, Danfeng Co., Shaanxi, China
3.7x 0.7x 0.3 cm
$58

A nice thumbnail sized example of kermesite from the major find 2004 find in China's Shaanxi Province. In Chinese, the characters for kermesite translate to "red antimony ore," on lesser specimens where the crystals are tiny and diffuse more light, this red color is easier to see-- in fact you are most likely to see this mineral offered as a reddish looking smear on matrix, usually from somewhere in Eastern Europe. 







CJC19 Hemimorphite
79 Mine, Chilito, Dripping Spring Mountains , Gila Co., Arizona, USA
7.4x 4.7x 2.9 cm
$68

A nice example of hemimorphite from what is probably the best known US locality for the species.  







CJC20 Calcite with Vanadinite
San Carlos (Apex) Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
4.9x 4,8x 2,0 cm
$46

A very nice example of lustrous calcite overgrowing a matrix covered with small, bright orange vanadinite crystals. 







CJC21 Vanadinite
San Carlos (Apex) Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.1x 4.6x 2.5 cm
$58

A rich example of vanadinite from recent finds at a mine about 15 miles south of the US/Mexico border. 







CJC24 Hemimorphite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
9.5x 4.2x 2.9 cm
$68

A nice example of blue hemimorphite from recent finds in the Mfouati area.  If I had not gone there and purchased this myself, I would probably guess it was one of the more typical Chinese samples!







CJC23 Dioptase, Quartz, Planchite
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
8.2x 7.0x 4.1 cm
$74

A nice example of very clear quartz crystals, with pots of included dioptase and planchite, and also a cluster of non-included dioptase crystals









CJC22 Vanadinite in Calcite
San Carlos (Apex) Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
2.8x 2.4x 2.3 cm
$38

A nice little miniature, consisting of calcite rhombs with vanadinite inclusions. From recent finds at a mine about 15 miles south of the US border. 







CPC01 Wulfenite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
15.3x 6.0x 4.1 cm
$96

A nice cabinet sized example of "sandwich wulfenites" from a recently discovered pocket. There is some damage toward the center-- it could probably be trimmed into two pieces to minimize this (or remove it entirely) but I am listing it as is. 







CPC02 Scolecite
Dray Sap Xa, Krong Ana District, Dak Lak Prov., Vietnam.
7.8x 7.2x 5.7 cm

A nice example of a Vietnamese zeolite, from recent finds in Dak Lak Prov.  You see a lot of rubies, spinel, and aquamarine from Vietnam, but never too much else.  Interesting locality of the species. 







CPC03 Quartz on Dioptase
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
8.0x 5.0x 3.0 cm
$88

An interesting specimen of smoky (?) quartz on massive green dioptase.  Although there are no  dioptase crystals, the unusual dioptase matrix makes for a very interesting color contrast with the darker quartz 







CPC04 Quartz with Hematite
Dongwu Qi, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
10.1x 1.9x 1.9 cm
$62

A nice example of a terminated quartz crystal hosting small metallic crystals of hematite, with a general reddish hue caused by iron oxide. 







CPC05 Plumbogummite ps. Pyromorphite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
8.8x 4.0x 5.1 cm
$86

A nice example of light green pyromorphite pseudomorphing into blue pyromorphite, with all the crystals in a seam/vug that runs the length of the limonite matrix. 









CPC06 Pyromorphite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
3.3x 2.7x 1.6 cm
$58

A very deep green example of pyromorphite from th Daoping-Yangshuo orebody.  It isn't too big, but the color is really good-- it doesn't have the strong yellow hues that Chinese pyromorphite usually have-- this is closer to the good, 1980's Lafarge green. 







CPC07 Pyromorphite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
8.5x 5.8x 4.0 cm
$82

A nice example of yellowish, barrel-like crystals of pyromorphite on matrix, from Congo. I saw some if this material available years ago that probably dated to the 1970's, and encountered a few more (fresher) examples of this material on my recent trip.  Interesting locality for the species, there are not too many documented African pyromorphite localities. 







CPC08 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China
9.7x 7.3x 2.2 cm
$72

A nice example of light green, dodecahedral fluorite sharing a matrix with numerous small quartz crystals.  There are fluorite crystals on both the front and back. 







CPC09 Dioptase
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
3.2x 2.0x 1.7 cm
$48

A nice thumbnail sized specimen of bright green dioptase, from recent finds int he Republic of Congo. 







CPC10 Cerussite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
3.0x 1.5x 1.4 cm
$42

A nice thumbnail sized specimen of gemmy cerussite from recent finds int he Mfouati Area. 







CPC11 Scolecite
Dray Sap Xa, Krong Ana District, Dak Lak Prov., Vietnam.
7.4x 6.5x 6.3 cm
$88

A nice example of a Vietnamese zeolite, from recent finds in Dak Lak Prov.,  This cluster is sheared, which is why it is in the clearance section.  You see a lot of rubies, spinel, and aquamarine from Vietnam, but never too much else.  Interesting locality of the species. 









CPC12 Arsendescloizite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
9.1x 5.1x 2.5 cm


One of the interesting finds out of Ojuela in recent months have been these very rich specimens of arsendescloizite, a rare lead, zinc bearing arsenate.  While it was discovered at Tsumeb, the best specimens arguably came from Ojuela in the late 1980's.  It was a small find however, and today (if you can find one) those pieces command prices in the thousands of dollars.  There have been next to none recovered since then. These do not quite have the same saturated green color, but are exceptionally rich examples o the species nonetheless.

This one consists of a limonite matrix thoroughly coated in botryoidal arsendescloizite. 







CPC13 Pyromorphite on Malachite
Boko Songho-Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
9.3x 7.7x 3.6 cm

A reference sample of pyromorphite with malachite, from recent finds around Mfouati.  A little reminiscent of the older material from Rum Jungle, Australia. 







CPC14 Dioptase
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
4.0x 3.2x 2.3 cm
$100

A really odd specimen of solid dioptase crystals, though they are more flattened sand sheetlike, than the elongated prisms that are more often encountered. 







CPC15 Malachite
Boko Songho-Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
10.6x 6.8x 5.0 cm
$88

A nice example of malachite from the Republic of Congo--- NOT the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 98% of the malachite on the market comes from.  Most of the malachite from the Republic of Congo is excavated by Chinese or Lebanese firms, then sent to China to be processed into finished goods. Specimens are not common!







CPC16 Cerussite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
4.3x 3.x 2.4 cm
$46

A nice example of a gemmy cerusite crystal on matrix, from recent finds at the Mfouati Mine. 







CPC17 Cerussite on Malachite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
5.2x 4.5x 3.0 cm

A nice sample of cerussite on malachite from recent finds in the Republic of Congo... this material is a little reminiscent of the older stuff from Rum Jungle, Australia. Saw marks around the edges and back. Being a concave vug however, the inside of the specimen has been largely spared the damage that gets inflicted on most of these.  







CPC18 Shattuckite with Quartz
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
5.8x 3.6x 1.4 cm
$58

A nice example of shattuckite overgrown by quartz, in a vug. 







CPC19 Cerussite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
2.8x 2.2x 1.2 cm
$38

A nice example of cerussite from recent workings at Mfouati.  There are a few small balls of mimetite associated as well. 







CPC20 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China
4.9x 3.2x 2.8 cm
$40

A nice cubic crystal of calcite on a bit of matrix, from finds made in 2018 at the Xiayang Mine. 









CPC21 Olshanskyite
Shijiangshan Mine, Linxi Co., Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
3.6x 2.8x 2.1 cm
$38

A nice sized reference specimen of the rare borate olshanskyite, from the relatively new find in Inner Mongolia.  Prior to this find, the only olshanskyite you might have seen would have been a microscopic association somewhere on a Japanese henmilite specimen.  These crystals are huge by comparison.  There is some damage, so I've priced it as a reference.







CPC22 Powellite
Nasik Area, Maharashtra State, India
1.65x 1.4x 1.1 cm
$44

A rare thumbnail example of powellite, scheelite's rarer cousin.  Powellite is one of the rarer minerals from the Indian basalt traps, and though is found in association with zeolites, is not a zeolite itself.







CPC23 Quartz with Plancheite
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
6.5x 4.0x 3.7 cm
$39

This is mostly a quartz specimen, but the quartz seems to have grown on a very thin layer of plancheite, that gives a very narrow blue outline to the piece. 







CPC24 Hemimorphite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
6.4x 3.4x 3.1 cm

The area around Mfouati produces a number of different hemimorphite habits.  These vividly colored, botryoidal blue specimens were one of the more beautiful forms.  In many ways, they are nearly identical to the Chinese material from Wenshan, so much so that I even wondered if local Chinese enterprises were shipping the stuff back to China where it was getting mislabeled.

The better pieces had a vivid blue color like this however, that I have not seen from China. 







CXC01J1 Dioptase
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
8.4x 5.8x 3.8 cm
$130

A nice example of bright green dioptase in a vug, from recent finds at the Ntola Mine.  Quite good for the price, I think.  A price of $200+ would not be unreasonable. Sawn on the back. 







CXC01K1 Dioptase and Mimetite
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
7.9x 4.3x 3.1 cm

A nice example of bight green dioptase with nicely contrasting yellow mimetite, from recent finds at the Ntola Mine.  Quite good for the price, I think.







CXC01S Fluorite on Quartz
Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China
5.0x 3.3x 3.2 cm

A nice example of pale green fluorite from the recent finds in Fujian Prov.  The crystals are particularly clean of damage. 









CXC01T Cuproaustinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.0x 6.8x 5.6 cm
$78

A nice example of green cuproaustinite from recent finds at the Ojuela Mine.  This specimen has a fair amount of the mineral in a limonite vug. 







CXC01U Cerussite on Malachite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
5.2x 3.5x 2.3 cm

A nice sample of cerussit eonmaalachite from recent finds in the Republic of Congo... this material is a little reminiscent of the older stuff from Rum Jungle, Australia. Saw marks on some edges. 







CXC01V Dioptase
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
7.0x 5.0x 2.2 cm
$74

A nice sample of dioptase from Ntola, with a dusting of mottramite. Sawn back. 







CXC01W Dioptase
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
5.8x 2.1x 2.6 cm
$58

A nice example of mimetite crystals on matrix, from recent finds at the Ntola Mine. Sawn back. 







CXC01X Plancheite and Quartz
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
4.4x 2.1x 2.3 cm

A nice example of quartz over blue plancheite, from recent finds in the Republic of Congo. Saw marks on the back. 







CXC01Y Shattuckite with Quartz
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
8.6x 5.1x 4.5 cm

A nice example of rather flat quartz crystals that have grown over shattuckite, from recent finds at the Milpillas Mine. 







CXC01Z Chrysocolla
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
5.8x 4.9x 4.9 cm

A nice reference sample of bright chrysocolla from recent finds at the Milpillas Mine. 







CXC01R Plancheite and Quartz
Mindoui Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
7.5x 4.4x 2.3 cm
$68

A nice example of quartz over plancheite, from recent finds in the Republic of Congo. 







CXC01Q Rhodizite-Londonite
Antsongombato, Betafo Region, Madagascar
3.6x 2.8x 2.0 cm
$40

A nice example of rhodizite-londonite on matrix, from Antsongambato. There is some liddicoatite frozen in the matrix, this is visible form the back. 







Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6 | Page 7 | Page 8 | Page 9 | Page 10 | Page 11 | Page 12 | Page 13 | Page 14 | Page 15 | Page 16 | Page 17 | Page 18 | Page 19 | Page 20 | Page 21 | Page 22 | Page 23