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 Mesa College Gallery 2005a



This gallery is a mix of minerals updated after the Mesa College Winter Show.   January 2005


mc7 - 3008 Wolframite, Arsenopyrite, Calcite, Quartz, Muscovite, Apatite - $1195
Panasqueira Mine, Panasqueira, Portugal
10 x 8 x 5.5 cm

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An outstanding cabinet sized association specimen from this classic European locality.  Large thick blocky undamaged terminated Ferberite crystals with  lustrous metallic silver with a gold patina terminated Arsenopyrite crystals.  Also on the top side are Quartz crystals, Muscovite, and two habits of white Calcite.  In association on the bottom are Arsenopyrite, Calcite, Quartz, and Apatite.  Classic Panasqueira.    


mc10 - 1430 Boulangerite included Calcite - $975
Herja Mine (Kisbanya), 6km NE of Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
11 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm

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The gray color of the Calcite is from the inclusions of Boulangerite or some have identified it also as Jamesonite.  Most specimens are miniature to small cabinet in size.  This is a good sized cabinet and is simply exquisite.   It is damage free and could not be better.  One of the most aesthetic Calcite specimens you will see. 


mc13 - 2360, Smithsonite - $525
Coahuilla, Mexico
9 x 8 x 7 cm

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Coahuila Smithsonite comes in a variety of colors; pink, blue-green, white, and others.  Best known for the pink however grey is much more uncommon.  Here is a choice undamaged cabinet sized specimen consisting of several intergrown spheres of lustrous grey Smithsonite with a wonderful surface texture.  This specimen is totally thick Smithsonite without any matrix.  


mc18 - 2367 Manganoan Calcite - $425
Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia

10 x 9 x 4.5 cm

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Dalnegorsk Manganoan Calcites come in many forms.  This one is of delicate pink stacked flattened rhombohedra (disks) .  The disk sides are lustrous while the three termination faces are matte finished.