New Mexico Mineral Specimens For Sale, Page 2

 

 

                                                                        Fluorite

 

Many beautiful mineral specimen have come from New Mexico over the years, however they have become increasingly difficult to find.  We tend to have a good selection of these mineral specimens that are generated from the purchase and recycling of old collections.

 

 

 

OKN-126

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OKN-126     Quartz     Sierre Blanc, Lincoln County, New Mexico. Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection, previous provenance unknown.  BIG New Mexico quartz specimen.  All sides crystallized so it could be positioned differently than I have photographed it.  The base facing down is the poorest surface so that is why it is photographed the way it is.  Likely position for display would be with the largest crystals at top or facing upward.  There is some damage but given the size of the specimen it would be nearly impossible not to have some points missing.  Not fragile but difficult to handle because of its size.  I will not ship this specimen, it would need to be picked up from me at a mineral show or other arrangements would need to be made.  Multiple phantoms in some crystals.  This would be a focal point in any collection, especially one specializing on the American Southwest or New Mexico in particular.  The piece measures approximately 26 x 22 x 18 cm.  Longest point is 10 cm.  There is lots here to be appreciated.  $1,300

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-173

OKM-173    Fluorite with Calcite     Blanchard Claim, Bingham, New Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  10.3 x 7.7 x 2.2 cm.  Fluorite cubes to .9 cm on edge.  Clean fluorites on one side.  Some chipping on other side.  Calcites are broken.  One morphed galena.  A good example.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-796

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OKM-796   Quartz Japan Law Twin    Furious Titan Claim, El Capitan Mountain, Lincoln County, New Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  FIGURED SPECIMEN from the book, Quartz: An Introduction to Crystalline Quartz, page 60 By Harold Dibble.  2.8 x 2.2 x .5 cm twin of wonderful for.  It does have chipping along one edge but took a good photo for Harold's book.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-819

OKM-819    Calcite    Banner Mine, Hidalgo Co., New Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Metallic brown crystals in a slightly domical display measuring 8 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm.  No damage at all, even edges.  Nice example.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-152

OKL-152    Smithsonite    Kelley Mine, Magdalena, New Mexico.  Bright robins egg blue piece measuring 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm.  Excellent luster and form.  No damage. Nicely mounted in a perky box.   $40 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-849

OKL-849     Trinityte              Trinity Atomic Test Site, New Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  3 x 2.4 x 1.1 cm example of the melted glass created from the detonation of the first atomic bomb test blast.  Not a mineral, of course.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-943

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OKL-943     Chalcoalumite and Hydrohetaerolite    Hardscribble Mine, Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico.  Material collected in 2004and analyzed by Dr. Vergil Leuth at the New Mexico School of Mines.  I purchased these two as reference pieces.  This on measures 8 x 5.5 x .8 cm and is dominated by the green colored chalcoalumite and minor blue colored hydrohetaerolite.  Mostly botryoidal forms and some very tiny crystals.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-944

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OKL-944     Chalcoalumite and Hydrohetaerolite       RESERVED       Hardscribble Mine, Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico.  Material collected in 2004and analyzed by Dr. Vergil Leuth at the New Mexico School of Mines.  I purchased these two as reference pieces.  This on measures 8 x 6.1 x 2.8 cm and is about evenly coated by the green colored chalcoalumite and minor blue colored hydrohetaerolite.  Mostly botryoidal forms and very tiny crystals.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-921

OKL-921    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  Nice light purple octahedrons to 1.7 cm one edge on matrix.  The specimen measures 4.2 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm and shows no damage.  Edge contacts but the largest crystal is very nice showing well from all directions.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-922

OKL-922    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  A large (1.5 cm on edge) deep purple crystal sits up high on this small piece.  3.3 x 3.1 x 1.5 cm.  No damage, only minor edge contact.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-923

OKL-923    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.   (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  A beautiful example of this classic material showing the unusual surface texture in crystals to 1.8 cm on edge.  Only edge contact, no damage to these fine deep purple crystal (cores are darker than surfaces).  Base, showing on back is green.  An excellent example for this price.  4.1 x 3.5 x 1.2 cm.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-924

OKL-924    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  Small sharp octahedrons in the uncommon green color on matrix.  Crystals to .8 cm on a 4.8 x 4.2 x 1.3 cm piece.  Greener than the images indicate, also light purple phantoms.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-925

OKL-925    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  This is one of the few major specimens I have that compares nicely, or better, than those in the Mineralogical Record article.  This one is 6.4 x 4.4 x 2.3 cm overall with octahedrons to 1.8 cm on edge.  Typical deep purple cores, lighter purple surfaces, green on base, and the classic surface texturing so unusual and noteworthy for this location.  Very complete, damage free crystals.  Even the edges are nice.  Outstanding fluorite!!  $220

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-926

OKL-926    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  This is one of the few major specimens I have that compares nicely, or better, than those in the Mineralogical Record article.  This one is 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.6 cm overall with octahedrons to 1.6 cm on edge.  Typical deep purple cores, lighter purple surfaces, green on base, and the classic surface texturing so unusual and noteworthy for this location.  Very complete, damage free crystals.  Some edge contacts.  Unusually robust and well formed crystals.  Outstanding fluorite!!  $340

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-927

OKL-927    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  5.2 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm specimen with crystals to 1.1 cm each.  Some crystals are beautifully formed and some are morphed.  Nice crystal separation and contrast.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-928

OKL-928    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  (These specimens should probably be relabeled to Pine Canyon in Grant Co., per note in the locality for MinDat http://www.mindat.org/loc-24205.html  Apparently Catron Co. was a long-time subterfuge to prevent anyone from finding the actual spot and no actual fluorites like this have been found in Catron County.  Crystals to 1.3 cm each on a 4 x 3.5 x 2.1 cm specimen.  Attractive complete crystals with the typical form and color.  Some edge contacts.  A good piece.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-446

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OKH-446    Copper pseudomorph after Azurite   Grant County, New Mexico.  A floater crystal measuring 2.7 x 2.3 x .8 cm.  Good form and patina.  No attachments, minor malachite.  No damage.  Minor attached Styrofoam.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-447

OKH-447    Copper pseudomorph after Azurite     RESERVED     Grant County, New Mexico.  A floater crystal aggregate measuring 3 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm.  Good form and patina.  No attachments, minor malachite. No damage.   $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-905

OKJ-905     Malachite after Linarite     RESERVED      Blanchard Mine, Sunshine #4, Bingham, New Mexico.  Nice, sharp, terminated , bladed crystals of bluish green color nicely mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  1.5 x 1 x .8 cm.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-126

OKK-126    Fluorite    Florida Mountains, Luna County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This is a strange fluorite… they are cubes with odd overgrowths of plate like fluorite which appears to only have attached to the faces of crystals and neglected to grow at face contacts.  This is basically the opposite of a skeletal crystal.  If there is a name for this interesting growth habit I am unfamiliar with it.  Light purple bands also are at some of the face junctions.  The crystals are frosted and reach 1.4 cm each.  The specimen is 7.5 x 4 x 3.6 cm and is damage free.  Not a very aesthetic fluorite but certainly interesting for its unusual crystallography.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-529

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OKL-529    Wulfenite    Stevenson- Bennett Mine, Dona Ann County, New Mexico.  A large 1.5 cm mirror bright wulfenite crystal tucked into a section of crystallized matrix.  Backside of specimen is White from calcite overgrowth.  Attractive and in good condition.   Edge contacts and one micro-chip on wulfenite crystal.  Nice color, luster, and form.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-487

OKL-487    Smithsonite    Kelly Mine, Socorro County, New Mexico.  An attractive thumbnail sized piece measuring 2 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm.  This is an unusual color for the Kelly mine being more of a baby blue than the classic robin’s egg blue normally seen from there.  No damage and mounted in a perky box.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-845

OKJ-845    Fluorite    Royal Flush Mine, Bingham, New Mexico.  Ex Paul and Dawn Dunning Collection.  Big, light blue penetration twin measuring 3.4 x 3 x 2.3 cm.  Minor quartz crystals in one region.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-639

OKK-639    Smithsonite    Kelly Mine, Magdalena New Mexico.  Classic American material in an uncommonly nice specimen measuring 7.5 x 5.5 x 2.2 cm.  This example has three distinct generations of growth with the last being white disc shaped crystals (giving the piece a lighter blue appearance).  There is one tiny ding to a single "rice grain of to one side otherwise a perfectly clean piece.  Fantastic condition overall for this price!  $145

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-843

OKJ-843    Fluorite   Kelly, New Mexico.  Ex Paul and Dawn Dunning Collection.  Baby blue crystal on top edge of matrix to .6 cm each.  3.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm overall.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-674

OKK-674    Fluorite    T&G Prospect, Grant County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A rich purple group of crystals measuring 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  Great translucence/ transparency, no damage, and excellent for,.   Minor quartz matrix.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKJ-642

OKJ-642    Fluorite    T & G Prospect, Grant County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A beautiful grouping with micro quartz coated matrix.  3 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm grouping with crystals to 1.1 cm on edge.  Very translucent for these!  great form to the crystals and only minor edge contact.  This is a wonderful example of this material!  $80

 

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