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.

 

 

 

OKP-202

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

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

OKO-371     Quartz (Japan Law Twin)     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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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-133

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

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

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OKJ-819    Linarite    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

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

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

OKN-513     Liberthenite     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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    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

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