Mixed Minerals!

A selection of mixed minerals from around the world!

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LT2101 Fluorite
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hunan Prov,. China
12.5x 11.5x 6.5 cm
$3600

A large cubooctahedral fluorite crystal on a quartz matrix, displaying the stepped faces that fluorites from this locality are famous for.  Shangbao fluorites are probably some of the most sought after of the various Chinese fluorite "formats," this is a particularly sizable crystal nicely positioned on its matrix.











LT2102 Cavansite
Wagholi Quarry Complex, Near Poona, Maharashtra Prov., India
15.7x 8.1x 3.6 cm
$2400

A large specimen of old-style cavansite on matrix, hosting several deep blue orbs of this mineral. 









LT2103 Gold
Round Mountain, Nye Co., Nevada, United States
3.1x 1.7x 1.5 cm
$850

A beautiful example of gold on a bit of matrix, one side is mostly smooth, the other shows more crystals.









LT2104 Diamond
West Africa
0.62x 048x 0.4 cm
$900

A very clear yellow diamond, weighing 0.9 ct from West Africa.  The first dimension is the longest point to point distance, the second two are sides. 







LT2105 Ludlamite
Huanuni mine,Huanuni, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
4.4x 4.0x 2.7 cm
$1200

A sizable cluster of ludlamite crystals from the best of species find made at the end of 2019. Despite being one of the most prolific producers of this mineral, crystals from here rarely top 1 cm.  In fact, that's usually the case for most locations, be it the old Idaho pieces, or those from Santa Eualia, Brazil, or Trepca (those localities probably account for 98% of what's ever available). By comparison, this is quite large! Like most from the discovery, this one has had some sort of oil applied.









LT2105A Rhodonite
Chiurucu, Huallanca District, Bolognesi Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru
8.5x 6.8x 2.7 cm
$850

A rather large example of pink rhodonite from the Chiurucu Mine in Peru.  As far as I know, there were two major finds of this material at this locality: one around 1989-90, and a second around 2006-2007.  This piece comes from the 06-07 find.  Even when I used to go to Peru, larger examples like this were hard to find, and most were somewhat bruised.  







LT2106 Apophyllite
Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India
25.0x 16.0x 4.9 cm
$585

A large cluster of  apophyllite crystals on matrix, from a find several years ago that produced these very distinctive, frosted green crystals. 







LT2107 Mimetite
Contessa Mine, San Pedro Coarralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico
4.0x 3.5x 2.3 cm
$395

A nice example of botryoidal mimetite that dates to the 60's or early 70's.  







LT2108 Fluorite on Quartz
Zhejiang Prov., China
14.2x 9.8x 4.5 cm
$880

A nice example of lightly zoned purple fluorite on a quartz matrix, from China's Zhejiang Province. 









LT2109 Azurite with Malachite
Bisbee, Arizona, United States
7.3x 5.4x 4.1 cm
$400

A nice old example of azurite with malachite, from the classic southwestern American mining district. 







LT2110 Beryl var. Aquamarine
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
7.1x 6.5x 3.4 cm
$365

A pretty blue aquamarine crystal on a feldspar matrix, from the Northern areas of Pakistan. 







LT2111 Barite on Pyrite
Cavnic, Romania
5.3x 3.0x 3.1 cm
$195

A beautiful example of blady white barite on pyrite, from 90's finds in Romania. 







LT2112 Cinnabar
Tongren, Guizhou Prov., China
2.9x 2.8x 1.1 cm
$150

A cute thumbnail of ver bright red cinnabar from southwestern China.







LT2113 Quartz var. Amethyst
Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico
9.4x 7.8x 7.9 cm
$395

A nice example of deep purple amethyst from recent finds in Mexico.  Sawn base/ sides, but somewhat better than most from the recent discoveries. 









LT2113A Fluorite
Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, United States
7.6x 5.8x 3.6 cm
$245

A nice example of fluorite from the Denton Mine in southern Illinois.  The photographs are taken under strong lighting, so (even though there is no backlighting) you can see the underlying yellow color quite clearly. In person the purple outer layer and yellow core mix together more and give it muddled purplish appearance. 









LT2114 Dioptase
Reneville, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
10.1x 6.1 x 5.8 cm
$650

A cabinet sized example of deep green dioptase on matrix.  The matrix has bits of massive cuprite and chrysocolla. 









LT2115 Quartz var. Amethyst
Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico
9.8x 6.5x 6.6 cm
$345

A nice example of deep purple amethyst from recent finds in Mexico.  Sawn base, minor chips on side crystals-- still better than most from these recent discoveries, which seem to be producing larger clusters than the old finds, which were mostly concentrated around single crystals.  







LT2116 Dioptase on Plancheite
Sanda, Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
7.1x 7.1x 4.3 cm
$685

A beautiful example of dioptase with nicely contrasting blue plancheite, from the Sanda area in the Republic of Congo.









LT2117 Quartz var. Amethyst
Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico
7.0x 3.6x 5.6 cm
$135

A nice example of deep purple amethyst from recent finds in Mexico, chip on the tip.







LT2118 Fluorite on Quartz
Zhejiang Prov., China
11.7x 5.7x 4.7 cm
$465

A nice example of lightly zoned purple fluorite on a quartz matrix, from China's Zhejiang Province. 







LT2119 Smithsonite
Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico, United States
5.9x 4.8x 2.5 cm
$265

A nice example of botryoidal blue smithsonite from one of the most sought after American localities for the mineral.  This one contains a vug lined with the mineral. 








LT2120 Quartz var. Amethyst
Droujba Mine, Laki Municipality, Plovdiv Province, Bulgaria
6.6x 5.3x 3.5 cm
$185

A nice example of amethyst from Bulgaria. 







LT2121 Calcite
Fujian Prov., China
6.6x 5.2x 2.0 cm
$145

A nice example of calcite from a recent Chinese find. These are plate-like clusters of highly transparent hexagonal prisms, the individual crystals look a lot like the old Wuzhou crystals, only smaller and clustered together.  I've seen them labeled as being from he Xiayang Mine (where the fluorites have been coming from) but I'm not sure... so I'm just labeling them as "Fujian Province."







LT2122 Calcite
Fujian Prov., China
5.2x 4.0x 1.5 cm
$135

A nice example of calcite from a recent Chinese find. These are plate-like clusters of highly transparent hexagonal prisms, the individual crystals look a lot like the old Wuzhou crystals, only smaller and clustered together.  I've seen them labeled as being from he Xiayang Mine (where the fluorites have been coming from) but I'm not sure... so I'm just labeling them as "Fujian Province."







LT2123 Calcite
Fujian Prov., China
7.6x 7.5x 3.2 cm
$165

A nice example of calcite from a recent Chinese find. These are plate-like clusters of highly transparent hexagonal prisms, the individual crystals look a lot like the old Wuzhou crystals, only smaller and clustered together.  I've seen them labeled as being from he Xiayang Mine (where the fluorites have been coming from) but I'm not sure... so I'm just labeling them as "Fujian Province."







LT2124 Fluorite
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China
7.3x 5.6x 2.8 cm
$300

A nice dark purple fluorite crystal on matrix, when strongly backlit you can see a dark purple phantom. 









LT2125 SmokyQuartz
Mooralla, Victoria, Australia
6.0x 4.2x 2.7 cm
$225

A beautiful example of sharp smoky quartz crystals on matrix, from Mooralla, Australia. 







LT2126 Stibnite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Marmures Co., Romania
5.0x 4.9x 3.5 cm
$235

A cluster of stibnite crystals from 90's finds at the Herja Mine, in Romania. The crystals are somewhat thicker than what I'm used to seeing from this location, and the overall form is quite nice. 







LT2127 Galena, Sphalerite and Quartz
Madan Mine, Rhodope Mtns., Smolyan Prov., Bulgaria
6.2x 4.3x 2.4 cm
$265

A very lustrous example of flat, spinel twinned galena with sphalerite, all on a cluster of quartz crystals.  Very sharp and bright appearance!







LT2128 Grossular garnet
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
4.0x 3.3x 1.0 cm
$195

A pretty, plate-like cluster of orange grossular garnets from the famous Jeffrey Mine in Quebec, Canada. 







LT2129 Gaudefroyite with Andradite Garnet
N'chwaning Mine, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
11.3x 8.7x 3.6 cm
$700

A very rich specimen of rare black gaudefroyite on a matrix covered with tiny deep red andradite garnets.  Sawn back.







LT2130 Clinoclase
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, United States
10.3x 6.0x 3.5
$165

A nice example of dark blue clinoclase on matrix, from the Majuba Hill Mine in Nevada.  You basically only see examples of this species from two places: very old (expensive) samples from the U.K., and these (ore affordable ones) from Nevada. This is a pretty good size. 







LT2131 Clinoclase
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, United States
12.4x 4.5x 3.0 cm
$160

A nice example of dark blue clinoclase on matrix, from the Majuba Hill Mine in Nevada.  You basically only see examples of this species from two places: very old (expensive) samples from the U.K., and these (ore affordable ones) from Nevada. This is a pretty good size. 







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