Assorted Fine Minerals

PREMIERING a new release of old specimens from the Dr. Vasco Trancoso Collection (Lisbon) and also large cabinet specimens from a private Kalahari dealer's collection. Offerings this week include a wide-ranging set of classics, rarities, and new finds plus large specimens from well-known collections, including Hefendehl, Trancoso, Owen, and other recent collection purchases.

Highlights:

1. Arkansas WAVELLITE (rare color)

2. Large Erongo SCHORL with AQUAMARINE

3. FLUOR-BUERGERITE from the Type Locality

4. Orange-red OLMIITE

5. Large HYDROXYLAPOPHYLLITE and classic DUFTITE on CALCITE specimens

Okenite on Gyrolite (old)
Malad Quarry, Malad, Mumbai Suburban dist., Maharashtra, India
Ex. Rock Currier
5.7 x 5.0 x 4.3 cm
Malachite & Chrysocolla
Copper Crescent, DR Congo
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
15.4 x 11.5 x 6.5 cm
Baryte on Stibnite (rare style)
Baia Sprie, Maramureș Co., Romania
7.7 x 6.0 x 4.6 cm
Hydroxylapatite on Microcline (2005-2006 finds)
Sapo mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
5.8 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm
Smithsonite ps. Calcite (classic locale)
8th Level, San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Dr. Peter Megaw
15.2 x 7.5 x 6.7 cm
Pyrite (classic locale)
Gavorrano Mine, Gavorrano, Grosseto Prov., Tuscany, Italy
12.2 x 7.8 x 5.2 cm
Turquoise in Quartz (rare locale)
Tiffany Mines, Los Cerrillos Mtns, Santa Fe Co., New Mexico, USA
Ex. A. L. Kidwell
9.2 x 4.9 x 3.8 cm
Apophyllite gem stalactite
Aurangabad Dist., Maharashtra, India
Ex. Rock Currier
9.0 x 4.9 x 3.2 cm
Fluor-buergerite (Type Locality)
Mexquitic de Carmona Mun., San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Ex. Bill & Anne Cook
4.1 x 3.2 x 2.3 cm
Pink Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) (RARE)
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, KMF, Northern Cape, South Africa
Ex. Colin & Helga Owen
3.4 x 2.6 x 2.3 cm
Brenham Pallasite Meteorite
Haviland, Kiowa Co., Kansas, USA
Ex. Ron Pellar
4.3 x 2.8 x 0.4 cm, 9 grams
large Calcite w/ phantom
Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
Ex. Chet Lemanski
18.7 x 9.8 x 9.3 cm
Iridescent botryoidal Goethite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
Ex. Tim Sherburn
13.0 x 8.8 x 3.3 cm
Doubly-terminated, floater Schorl
Golconda pegmatite field, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Bill & Anne Cook
6.9 x 5.4 x 3.8 cm
Wavellite (RARE color)
de Linde Pits, Dug Hill, Avant, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA
Ex. James Zigras
13.0 x 9.0 x 5.5 cm
Datolite Nodule
Mandan Mine, Mandan, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
3.6 x 3.0 x 1.2 cm
Sulfur (rare locale)
Lake Taupo, Taupo Dist., Waikato Region, New Zealand
Ex. A. L. Kidwell
2.6 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm
large Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, KMF, Northern Cape, South Africa
Ex. Colin & Helga Owen
18.0 x 15.0 x 12.0 cm
Carlsbad-twin Orthoclase (historic, Type Locality for the twin law)
Karlovy Vary Dist., Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
4.8 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Papagoite on Calcite (RARE)
Sinclair Mine, Karas Region, Namibia
Ex. Charlie Key; Vasco Trancoso
5.9 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm
Reichenbachite (rare)
Miguel Vacas Mine, Vila Viçosa, Évora, Portugal
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
4.0 x 2.8 x 1.4 cm
Rose Quartz
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
4.9 x 4.1 x 2.2 cm
Red Quartz (included by Hematite)
2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
3.8 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm
Khaidarkanite (Ultra Rare - Type Locality)
Khaidarkan Sb-Hg deposit, Batken Region, Kyrgyzstan
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
3.0 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm
Clinoptilolite-Na
Richardson Ranch, Madras, Jefferson Co., Oregon, USA
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
10.3 x 8.6 x 5.6 cm
Crocoite
Red Lead Mine, Zeehan dist., Tasmania, Australia
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
11.0 x 8.8 x 6.5 cm
Calcite (highly fluorescent)
Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
8.5 x 7.4 x 7.0 cm
Amethyst "flower" w/ Calcite (RARE style)
Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
8.6 x 8.1 x 4.7 cm
Fluorite (2 generations)
Xianghualing Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
7.8 x 7.0 x 6.6 cm
large Selenite incl. w/ Hematite (RARE combination)
Qinglong Mine, Dachang Sb ore field, Guizhou, China
Ex. Dr. Bob Byers
23.6 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm