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Alpersite (rare sulfate - Type Locality) viewBack to NEW YEAR'S MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS:
featuring NEW FINDS, OLD CLASSICS, GEM CRYSTALS and RARE SPECIES - ends Thursday Jan 3rd, 2019

Big Mike Mine, Tobin and Sonoma Range District, Pershing Co., Nevada
  • Starting Time:12/20/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 06:31:16 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:5.8 x 5.3 x 4.8 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Alpersite is a RARE post-mining hydrated Mg-Cu sulfate approved in 2003 and is a member of the Melanterite Group. This very lightweight, pretty baby-blue specimen is looks like a blue sponge and is from the Type Locality in Nevada. Mass is only 35 grams.

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