New Mexico Mineral Specimens For Sale



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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.





OKO-546      Fluorite with Quartz      Old Mill Site, Glory Hole, Blanchard Claims, Socorro County, Bingham, New Mexico.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  This represents an unusually bright blue for the locality.  The specimen is more aesthetic than most I have seen and sits on edge for display.  It measures 8 x 7.5 x 4.6 cm overall with cubes to 1.3 cm on edge.  Two central cubes appear rough on one edge each but I believe this to be natural, not damage.  The color is amazing, only slightly lighter than my camera has captured it.  The quartz, both milky and water clear, makes a nice accessory providing a good contrast.  A very fine mineral specimen in all regards.  $300







Back shows tabs of albite growing in epitaxy with twinned surfaces.

Top view of orthoclase twin plane.

OKN-912      Albite on Orthoclase     Organ Mountains, Dona Ana County, New Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This miniature is certainly the finest of its size that I have seen.  The three primary orthoclase crystals are all twinned and in parallel growth.  The two biggest twins are, strangely enough, twinned in opposing directions!  The albite is in epitaxy on the orthoclase.  The base of the specimen is fully healed so this is a damage free floater.  Both feldspars are very nicely formed and more lustrous than they appear in the images.  7 x 5 x 3.7 cm overall.  I think you'd have to look long and hard to find a more interesting group of feldspar crystals!  $950







OKP-202    Malachite and Chrysocollla   Lucky Mine, Otero County New Mexico.  Ex. John Davis Collection.  This attractive plate has primary malachite coating one side and a higher luster patch of chrysycolla on the other.  The piece measures .5 x 3.9 x 1 cm.  No damage. 







OKN-803     Albite on Orthoclase      Dona Ana County, New Mexico.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  Two large orthoclase crystals with overcoatings of flat crystals of albite.  Not a lot of contrast for this material, but the specimen is well formed, damage free, and it sits nicely for display.  $40







OKO-371     Quartz (Japan Law Twin)        RESERVED       San Pedro Mine, New Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A small, but perfect, Twin measuring 1.1 x .7 x .3 cm.  No damage and mounted nicely as seen.  $35






OKO-365    Fluorite     Catron County, New Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Attractively phantomed, octahedral crystals on bright white matrix.  2 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm.  Free of any damage and mounted in a perky box.  $20






OKO-204    Wulfenite   Steveson-Bennett Mine, Dona Ana County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  2.9 x 1.6 x 1 cm cluster of orange crystals of a very unusual morphology.  No damage.  $35







OKO-786       Copper      Chino Mine, Santa Rita, Grant County, New Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble.  A fine example of this material in the classic spinel law twinned form.  This one measures .3 x 3.2 x 1.4 cm and is quite aesthetic.  No contacts or damage.  Some accessory (prehnite??).  Nicer than my image convey.  $400







OKO-197     Chalcopyrite   Groundhog Mine, Vanadium, Grant County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A beautiful, large thumbnail measuring 3.6 x 2.9 x 2.4 cm with fine, TWINNED, lustrous chalcos climbing up all the sides of this quartz coated matrix.  Aesthetic and very clean with only one small crystal being missing on the backside.  All sides display nicely and it does fit in a perky box.  $90






OKM-110       Quartz (Japan Law Twin)     El Capitan Mountains, Licoln County, New Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble.  Very clear, lustrous example that measures 4.3 x 4 x 1.4 cm.  Minor blue mineral tac, damage on both flanges of the twin as seen.  $90







OKO-768       Orthoclase      Dona Ana County, New Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble.  A nicely twinned single crystal that measures 3.7 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm on edges.  Good damage free views all around.  Base contact.  $25






OKO-328    Wulfenite   Stevenson- Bennett Mine, Dona Ana County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  2.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm piece with prismatic crystals of a nice butterscotch color to 1 cm each.  Mounted in a perky box.  $30







OKO-329     Smithsonite    Kelly Mine, New Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  An attractive, typical robbins egg blue specimen of this famous material.  It is not a broken chunk… it appears to be a floater with “rice grain” crystallization along its edges.  It is mounted in a perky box so I can’t comment on the base, however it is mineralized on top and all sides and shows no damage.  2.1 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm.  $35







OKN-784      Barite, Quartz, and Fluorite     Socorro County, New Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  I assume this is from the Bingham mine or surrounding area.  The vuggy matrix has several openings with the largest of them holding a nice thin tab of clear barite that measures 2.3 cm on edge.  It is damage free as is the fluorite in that one and other vugs, but surrounding material that was in contact with matrix is incomplete.  A great piece for someone interested in this region and wanting to complete a locality suite.  11.5 x 8 x 5.4 cm.  $175







OKN-773      Fluorite    Pine Canyon, Catron County, New Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large example of this material measuring 9 x 8.5 x 5.7 cm with crystals to 1.5 cm on edge.  No damage, contacts on edges mostly.  More crystallization on sides and base but main display face holds the nicest crystals.  $200







OKN-397     Quartz     D & M Mine, Luna County, New Mexico. Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A milky quartz cluster measuring 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.3 cm.  Somewhat clear at terminations but generally translucent, milky quartz.  A couple of missing crystals show healed fracture surfaces.  Sits and displays nicely.  $40







OKK-133      Fluorite    T & G Prospect, Grant County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. Grape purple crystals coating a 5.2 x 4.2 x 1.5 cm plate.  Green fluorite matrix.  Nice color, form, and one unusually large crystal dominates this piece.  $60







OKK-129    Fluorite    T & G Prospect, Grant County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This piece is a bit unusual in that it is far clearer than the normal specimens.  It is a small domical plate of crystals measuring 4 x 3 x 1.7 cm in total.  The octahedral crystals are up to 1.3 cm on edge.  This one has no damage and other than it’s greater clarity has all the nice features of fluorite from the area.  $60







OKJ-898    Trinitite   Trinity Atomic Test Site, Alamogordo, Otero County, New Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  1.6 x 1.2 x .6 cm piece of this melted sand form the atomic test.  Slightly radioactive.  Mounted in a perky box.  $20








OKJ-819    Linarite      RESERVED        Socorro County, New Mexico. Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Bright blue ascicular crystals on light colored matrix… both sides.  2.6 x 2.5 x .8 cm.  Mounted in a perky box.  Nice example.  $25








OKN-457    Copper    Santa Rita, New Mexico.  An unusual location and example.  Very nicely formed crystal in a snake like stack with two unknown accessories.  White crystals and tiny black crystals. 4.9 cm long.  No damage.  $95








OKM-917     Fluorite    Nakaye Mine, Sierra County, New Mexico.  A cluster of translucent cubes to .8 cm each measuring 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm total.  No damage and almost a floater with only one contact that looks to be healed.  $20








OKN-513     Liberthenite         RESERVED       Tyrone, Grant County, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  6.7 x 4.7 x 3 cm specimen with one especially nicely crystallized region.  Tiny touch marks that may be natural or maybe not.  Even with magnification I can not tell.  $40







OKN-379    Fluorite with Calcite      Bingham Mine, Socorro County, New Mexico.  Attractive, blue fluorites with white calcite.  Mounted in a Perky box this specimen measures in at 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm overall with cubes to almost 1 cm each.  I see one small fluorite cleaved on close inspection.  $20







OKK-941b Fluorite

OKK-941b     Fluorite    Socorro, New Mexico.  Ex. Sid Fisher collection.  Circ. 1963.  Very interesting piece with small sphalerites and what appears to be strontianite (maybe acicular calcite) on well formed blue and yellow fluorites.  Sphalerites are red and on backside.  No damage floater.  4.9 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm.  Nice.  $65








OKM-752    Galena and Quartz with Brochantite and Linarite     Bingham, New Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A really interesting piece both unusual and of high quality.  The large galenas have a druze quartz coating with Larger quartz crystals of a different generation, as well.  Nice sprays of bronchantite (green) and linarite (blue) add real interest in a specimen of galena which in its own right is rather exceptional for the location.  7.4 x 6 x 5 cm.  The biggest galena is 4.3 cm on edge.  No damage.    $180

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