List
Grid
Clearance Minerals


CCH01 China, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province
Yaogangxian Mine,
14.2x 5.5x 3.7 cm
$120

A cluster fo doubly terminated quartz crystals with green fluorite, from he Yaogangxian Mine.  At my cost in Tucson a couple years ago. 









CCH02 Dioptase
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
6.9x 4.1x 3.8 cm
$74

A nice dioptase specimen from the Kaokoveld Plateau, with the main dioptase crystal doubly terminated and positioned nicely front and center. 









CCH03 Cavansite
Wagholi, near Poona, Maharashtra State, India
5.5x 3.1x 2.6 cm
$68

A pair of well formed (and reasonably sizable) balls on matrix, from the area around Wagholi. The cavansiye on this specimen has a light dusting of some other white mineral.







CCH04 Shattuckite with Malachite
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
4.7x 4.4x 3.8 cm
$72

A nice sample of shattuckite and malachite on matrix, the blue shatuckite balls have been overgrown with a thin layer of quartz. 







CCH05 Fluorite
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
3.9x 3.3x 3.3 cm
$115

A nice example of the highly sought after blue-purple fluorite from Southern Illinois.  This one has a purple core with a thicker aqua blue layer, and a final thin, outermost layer of purple.  With even minor backlighting, the color is considerably bluer than shown in the pictures (for some reason the camera focused on the purple). There is minor edge wear, and the crystal is mostly complete all around except for in one spot.







CCH07 Quartz var. Amethyst
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
6.7x 4.8x 3.5 cm
$88

A very beautiful example of light purple amethyst from Las Vegas.







CHH08 Pyrite with Quartz
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
7.8x 5.0x 4.5 cm
$78

An example of very lustrous pyrite crystals from one of the major pockets hit in the last 2 years.







CHH10 Fluorite
Clay Center, Ottawa Co., Ohio, United States
5.8x 3.5x 2.2 cm
$66

A very nice specimen of cubic brown fluorite on matrix, from Ohio.









CCH11 Ilvaite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
4.6x 3.2x 1.8 cm
$74

A lustrous pair of ilvaite crystals from the find several years back at the Huanggang Mine.  Until this find, the best examples were from Greece and Dal'Negorsk, though the more contemporary Chinese ones set a new standard for the species.







CCH12 Beryl var. Aquamarine, Cassiterite, Feldspar Muscovite
Huya Village, Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan Prov., China
4.5x 3.1x 1.8 cm
$82

A great Mt. Xuebaoding combination specimen, with aquamarine, cassiterite, feldspars, and muscovite ll on the same piece.







CCH13 Tetrahedrite with Malachite and Quartz
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
5.6x 3.0x 3.2 cm
$68

An interesting combination specimen of tetrahedrite with malachite, supposedly from the Kaokoveld Plateau.  I say "supposedly" because this came with a group of other relatively freshly mined pieces from Kaokovled, but I've never seen tetrahedrite form there.  Of course, tetrahedrite/malachite combinations from Tsumeb are more well known, but quartz (most of the matrix here) was something of a rarity there (while common at the Kaokoveld localities.) In any case, it's an interesting piece....







CCH14 Dravite Tourmaline
Landanai, Arusha District, Tanzania
2.8x 2.3x 1.4 cm
$64

A nice example of blue, black and green zoned dravite from the recent find in Tanzania.  These remind me a bit of the classic Pakistani pieces from Stak Nala-- dark crystals with lighter, cool colors at the terminations. 









CCH15 Adamite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
6.9x 4.0x 2.2 cm
$58

A nice example of adamite in a limonite cavity, from recent finds at the Ojuela Mine.  There is pretty much always new adamite being found at this mine, but the quality from this particular discovery late last year was somewhat better than most of what I've seen one out over the last several years.







CCH16 Shattuckite with Quartz
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
5.7x 4.5x 3.0 cm

A nice example of blue shattuckite "balls" on quartz, from Namibia's Kaooveld Plateau.







CCH17 Dravite Tourmaline
Landanai, Arusha District, Tanzania
4.0x 0.65x 0.6 cm

A nice example of this relatively new dravite from Tanzania with an interesting blue termination.







CCH18 Rosasite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
8.0x 4.0x 3.7 cm
$38

A nice, rather rich matrix example of rosasite from recent finds at the Ojuela Mine.









CCH19 Dioptase
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
6.8x 4.5x 2.7 cm
$76

A nice example of dioptase from the Kaokoveld Plateau.







CCH20 Fluorite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.7x 5.5x 3.8 cm
$68

A rare example of fluorite from the find approximately 2 years ago at the Ojuela Mine.  This has been one of the most prolific and consistent specimen producing mines for years, though fluorite has always been something of a rarity there.







CCH21 Pyromorphite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
3.7x 2.4x 1.6 cm
$58

A nice miniature sized sample of pyromorphite crystals from recent finds in southeastern China.







CCH22 Shattuckite with Quartz
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
5.3x 4.2x 3.4 cm
$74

A nice sample of a shattuckite-lined bug, overgrown with druzy quartz.







CCH23 Fluorite with Calcite
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hunan Prov,. China
6.1x 5.8x 2.7 cm
$84

A beautiful example of purple fluorite on calcite, from the Shangbao Mine.  This crystal shows the typical cube-octahedral form with stepped faces that the mine is known for.  Priced at about 1/2 of what you would find it for at a show.









CCH24 Shattuckite with Quartz
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
4.1x 3.1x 2.1 cm
$68

A nice example of shattuckite overgrown with a layer of druzy quartz, from Namibia.  The odd, angular shape of the piece is typical of many shattuckite specimens from the area-- the mineral seems to have crystalized in the voids between crystals that were later dissolved.







CCH25 Greenockite
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Prov., Potosi Dept., Bolivia
6.8x 1.8x 4.0 cm
$78

A red powdery coating of this rare cadmium mineral on matrix, from Bolivia.







CCH26 Adamite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.0x 3.3x 2.7 cm
$44

A nice sample of yellow adamite on a limonite matrix, from recent finds at Mina Ojuela.









CCH27 Scorodite
Hemerdon Ball Mine, Plympton, Devon, United Kingdom
4.5x 2.8x 3.1 cm

A nice example of scorodite from the UK.







CCH28 Chrysoberyl var. Alexandrite
Novello Mine, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
1.55x 1.3x 0.9 cm
$64

A thumbnail sized alexandrite specimen with good color change.  

For whatever reason the camera exaggerates colors (notably purple) that you will not see nearly as strongly with the naked eye. In normal incandescent lighting it appears a dull purplish-grayish green, the green color becomes more intense and grass-like under daylight or daylight equivalent lighting.







CCH29 Mohawkite
Ahmeek, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, United States
5.5x 3.6x 3.8 cm
$68

A "mohawkite" nugget from Michigan's upper peninsula that has been sawn open and had the interior surfaces polished to show its lustrous insides.  "Mohawkite" is a mixture of algodonite, domekeyite, and arsenic rich copper.







CCH30 Cornetite
Star of Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, D.R. Congo
5.8x 4.4x 2.1 cm
$56

A rich miniature sized specimen of this hydrous copper phosphate from the D.R. Congo.







CCH31 Ilvaite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
8.9x 1.8x 1.5 cm
$74

A nice, doubly terminated ilvaite crystal from finds made a few years back at the Huanggang mine.









CCH32 Scolecite with Calcite
Maharashtra State, India
13.0x 3.3x 2.9 cm
$62

A very well formed spray of rather large scolecite crystals-- these tend to be very thin, often radiating clusters of easily damaged crystals.  These are somewhat more robust.









CCH33 Pyrite with Quartz
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
5.2x 4.3x 4.8 cm
$48

A cluster of bright and highly lustrous pyrite crystals from Huanzala.







CCH34 Danburite
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
7.7x 3.4x 2.4 cm

A well formed and sharply terminated, faintly pink crystal of danburite from recent finds in Mexico.







CCH35 Shattuckite with Quartz
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
4.3x 2.5x 3.3 cm
$64

A nice example of dry quartz over shattuckite, from the Kaokoveld Plateau.







CCH36 Bixbyite
N'chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
4.1x 3.3x 2.0 cm
$68

A cluster of bixbyite crystals from the Kalahari Manganese Fields of South Africa.  Most of the bixbyite specimens you see on the market are either single cubes or crystals on rhyolite from Utah, these (richer) South African specimens are a bit less frequently encountered.  Interesting material!









CCH37 Pyrite with Quartz
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
2.9x 2.3x 2.5 cm
$44

A cute little toenail sized specimen, with a sharp pyrite crystal sitting on a cluster of quartz crystals.







CCH38 Cavansite
Wagholi, near Poona, Maharashtra State, India
4.2x 3.8x 3.1 cm
$64

A nice example of bright blue cavansite on matrix, from Wagholi.









CCH39 Tetrahedrite
Julcani Dist., Angaraes Prov., Huancavelica Prov., Peru
4.2x 3.8x 2.3 cm
$42

A nice sample of lustrous tetrahedrite on matrix, from Peru.







CCH40 Quartz (Japan Law Twin)
Pasto Bueno, Pallasca Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru
5.6x 4.7x 2.9 cm
$46

A quartz plate hosting at least 2 well formed Japan law twins; it's admittedly somewhat hard to see them in the photographs. 







CCH41 Copper
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
6.6x 2.8x 0.2 cm
$38

A copper specimen from the Milpillas Mine; these came out around 3 years ago.  The locality is best known for its azurite, though has also been a source of good cuprite, malachite, volborthite, brochantite, and a small quantity of copper specimens.







CCH42 Quartz var. Amethyst
Lake Balkhash, Kargandy Prov., Kazakhstan
6.9x 4.0x 2.0 cm
$46

A nice specimen of amethyst from Kazakhstan.







CCH43 Pyrite (pyritized brachiopod fossil)
Sylvania, Ohio, United States
4.9x 3.5x 2.8 cm
$48

A nice example of a pyritize brachiopod fossil, from Ohio.  The original form and detail of the brachiopod are preserved quite well.







CCH44 Zircon
Seiland Island, Alta, FInnmark, Norway
2.9x 2.2x 1.7 cm
$58

A well crystalized zircon sample on matrix, from recent workings on Seiland Island.  









CCH45 Andradite Garnet
Bendoukou, Kayes Region, Mali
3.9x 3.2x 2.7 cm
$42

A nicely formed garnet crystal from Mali, contacted on the back.







CCH46 Rosasite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
6.8x 3.7x 2.4 cm
$42

A nice sample of green rosasite on a limonite matrix.







CCH47 Rutile
Lindvikskollen Mine, Kragero, Norway
3.5x 1.6x 2.6 cm

A nice "toenail" sized sample of rutile from an unusual locality, this one operated primarily from 1901 until 1927, and is located in the south of the country.









CCH48 Calcite
Ton Mawr Quarry, Taff's Well, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
6.5x 4.1x 2.3 cm
$34

A calcite specimen from an unusual locality in the UK.







CCH49 Quartz (Japan Law Twin)
Pasto Bueno, Pallasca Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru
4.4x 3.0x 3.1 cm
$46

A nice Japan law twin situated in a cluster of other quartz crystals.  







CCH50 Valentinite
Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
1.8x 1.5x 1.3 cm
$48

A very rare sample of well-crystalized valentinite.  There has recently been a find in China with yellow radiating tufts of tiny crystals, but these Bolivian examples are considerably more hefty.  This is a decent reference specimen from the find, made about 4-5 years ago.







CCH51 Zinckenite
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
3.0x 1.6x 0.8 cm
$38

A nice thumbnail-sized spray of metallic zinckenite crystals, from Bolivia.







CCH52 Rosasite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
2.7x 2.4x 2.1 cm
$38

A nice thumbnail-sized specimen of velvety green rosasite.  This one was in pristine condition (touching them sometimes leaves scuffs) so I decided to mount it in a perky box to keep it that way...







CCH53 Roweite with Olshanskyite and Magnetite
Shijiangshan Mine, Linxi Co., Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
3.6x 2.6x 3.2 cm

A nice sample of olshanskyite from the new find, with brown rewrite crystals on the reverse.









CDD01A Carrollite
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
6.3x 4.9x 4.0 cm
$59

A nice example of this rare copper cobalt sulfide, with a few silvery octahedral crystals sharing a matrix with some calcite rhombs.







CDD04 Carrollite
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
5.0x 4.6x 3.4 cm
$94

A great example of this rare copper cobalt sulfide, from Congo.  This one has a rather sizable octahedral crystal with cubic modification, nicely positioned on a rock matrix.  There is another crystal on the back as well (shown in the last image)









CDD01 Wulfenite
Villa Ahumada, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
8.8x 7.7x 3.1 cm
$84

An old example of wulfenite from Los Lamentos.  This piece is not entirely perfect, but the crystals have good luster and contrast nicely with the yellow and white matrix, and the tiny brown endlichite (arsenian vanadinite crystals) add a nice touch.  Particularly considering the prices that these things have started to go for in the last couple years, this is a very good example for the price.









CDD02 Pyrite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
6.5x 6.0x 3.8 cm

A small cabinet sized example of octahedral pyrite from Huanzala.  While not exactly rare on the market, octahedral examples are highly regarded by the dealers in Peru-- the bulk of what is found at the is either dodecahedral or cubic-- these octahedral examples are only found every few years at best.









CDD03 Fluorite
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
9.1x 5.0x 3.2 cm
$74

A nice cabinet sized example of green fluorite from the Okorusu mine, in Namibia. The crystals are more distinct than the pictures indicate....









CDD05 Quartz var. Amethyst
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
8.2x 7.3x 4.2 cm

A nice example of light purple amethyst on matrix, from Las Vigas.







CDD06 Pentagonite
Wagholi, near Poona, Maharashtra State, India
5.7x 4.4x 3.6 cm

A rich example of this species, with a nice "Christmas tree" of pentagonite on matrix, from Wagholi.  Pentagonite and cavansite are polymorphs-- chemically identical, yet with different crystal systems.   







CDD08 Calcite
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
7.5x 6.1x 2.9 cm
$48

A nice sample of calcite from the now closed Boldut Mine, in Romania.  The specimens from Romanian sulfide mines were plentiful in the 90's, but many closed when Romania joined the EU







CDD09 Wulfenite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.3x 5.7x 3.0 cm
$58

A nice and rather rich example of bipyramidal wulfenite on matrix, from finds made at Mina Ojuela a few years ago.







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