Mexican Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

 

    

                           Wulfenite                                                                         Fluorite                                                                                     Quartz                                                                                         Azurite

 

We carry a diversity of Mexican mineral specimens both from purchased collections and from more modern finds.  On the following pages you will encounter crystals from many locations and in many species.  Most are quite aesthetic and normally very reasonable in price however, high quality, damage free specimens of unusual or highly aesthetic species from Mexico have always commanded top dollar.  Because we purchase older collections we often have fine examples of older Mexican minerals that are not common in today's contemporary mineral market.

  

 

 

 

  Azurite and other minerals from the Milpillas Mine

 

 

 

 

   

 Amethyst from Los Viras Mine, Vera Cruz, Mexico....fantastic, HUGE, clusters both on and off matrix.  Skeletal, sceptered,   reverse scepters and all varieties of oddities!  A new discovery of this classic material which totally outclasses the old material.

 

 

 

 

 

Wulfenite from Mapimi, Mexico  

 

 

 

 

OKJ-827

OKJ-827        Mimetite        Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Typical yellow botryoidal material measuring 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.    $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-804

OKJ-804     Carnotite      Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A rare species in a yellow druse of crystals covering much of this undulating 2.6 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm piece.  No damage.  Slightly radioactive.  Mounted in a perky box.    $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-805

OKJ-805     Celestine      Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A nice, single crystal, of a rich blue color measuring 3.4 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm.  Deepest color is at termination and it lightens toward base.  No damage, some matrix attached along one side.  Mounted in a perky box.    $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-801

OKJ-801      Fluorite      Mina, Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A nice cube which appears to be a floater.  Backside is not fully formed or it is a healed region.  Great transparency shows off a small cubic phantom which is positioned toward one corner.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.    $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-613

OKN-613     Fluorapatite     Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  2 x 1 x .8 cm singly terminated crystal with very nice transparency.  No damage.   $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-756

OKN-756    Boulangerite   Nocha Buena Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  An attractive piece measuring 7.8 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm.  Front (or top) coated by metallic crystals and overgrown afterwards by fibrous boulangerite.  Fragile, of course.   $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-744

OKN-744      Endlichite      Erucion Mine, Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A nice, lustrous, plate of crystals measuring 8.2 x 7.8 x 3.2 cm.  I see two tiny spots with no crystals (probably rubbed off).  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKN-361     Pyrite on Quartz     Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  6 x 4 x 2 cm plate of quartz crystals with bright, complex pyrites.  Zero damage.  Displays great.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-983

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OKM-983     Wulfenite    Los Lamentos, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is the finest small cabinet specimen of this material we have handled (and we've had many!).  It is damage free with large, highly lustrous, translucent, butterscotch colored crystals to 1.3 cm on edge.  7.1 x 6 x 4 cm overall with crystals everywhere.  Bright, vibrant color with no staining.  Fantastic, desirable, aesthetic example.  This specimen will include a custom engraved acrylic base.      $2,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-645

OKK-645      Hematite    Madera, Mexico.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  4 x 2.8 x .4 cm single, slightly skeletal crystal of high luster and nice form.  It is much more interesting in-hand.  Minor quartz and micro rubs on a couple of edges.  Great piece.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-955

OKM-955    Acanthite    Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  1.8 x 1 x 1 cm cluster of very nicely formed, small, high luster crystals of this silver bearing mineral.  No damage to this floater.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-946

OKM-946    Fluorapatite    Cerro de Mercader, Durango, Mexico.  A stocky, large single crystal of excellent color and good transparency.  It measures 3.8 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm overall.  Just fits into and is mounted in a perky box.  An area of breakage on very back, out of view.  Fine luster, form, no stains or overgrowths typical of the material.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-661

OKN-661     Fluorite    uzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico.  Almost a floater with only a couple contacts on ends.  A couple very small cleaves.  Nice clarity to the fluorites.  9.6 x 4.6 x 3.4 cm.  A good example of this material.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-446

OKN-446    Fluorite with Pyrite    Siglo Crystal Mine, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Brilliant, bright blue fluorites in very complex crystal form on a mixed mineral matrix with bright pyrites.  2.2 x 2 x 1.8 cm overall.  Mounted in a perky box.  Very aesthetic, damage free specimen when viewed in-hand.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-549

OKN-549    Topaz    Mexico.  Damage free cluster measuring 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm.  Great luster and nice form to the crystals.  Transparent but not gemmy.  Mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-570

OKK-570    Andradite     Laguna Jaco, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Jim Turek collection.  Perfect dome of crystals to over 3 cm each.  No damage, could use a good rinse with water.  5.5 x 4.4 x 3 cm.  Minor glue on back.  Views great from all directions.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-571

OKK-571    Grossular (var. Andradite)    Coahuila, Mexico.  Ex. James Turek collection.  Lots of these were available in the past but almost never of this quality.  6.1 x 5 x 2.3 cm with gemmy crystals to 2.3 cm each.  Great pink color!  No damage.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-211

OKF-211    Legrandite    Ojda Mine, Mapimi, Drango, Mexico.  Ex Nancy Collins collection.  This is an outstanding crystallized specimen of this rare mineral.  The piece is a competitive great thumbnail with three legrandite crystals which measure 1.9, 2.0, and 1 cm respectively.  A very displayable piece which is much better in person.  The crystals are beautifully formed and one stands up on end well-off the matrix.  The crystals are typical brownish yellow, translucent and a high luster.  Very clean and damage free specimen which would be a great addition to any serious thumbnail collection.  $1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-644

OKK-644      Datolite     Charcas, Mexico.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1982.  A dome of large crystals (to 2.7 cm each.  Good color, clarity and luster on all.  Bottom and back contact but main crystals all damage free.  7.1 x 6 x 4.6 cm overall.  Nice example and price.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-454

OKN-454    Gypsum on Calcite    Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  One tiny clear gypsum standing up in a grouping of calcite rhombs.  4.6 x 3.8 x 2.3 cm.  Edge contacts.  The gypsum can be seen in the first image, central lower section between the two big calcite crystals.  It is a side view of a tabular crystals.  Excellent condition.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-467

OKN-467     Wulfenite     Los Lomentos, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Thick, very high luster crystals of butterscotch wulfenite to almost 1 cm on edge each.  The plate measures 7 x 5.3 x 3 cm.  Edges show contact with a couple broken crystals right on the edges.  Everything in the body of the specimen is very clean and damage free.  Minor Styrofoam on base.  Attractive and desirable piece.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-451

OKH-451      Rhodochrosite on Fluorite    Mexico.  White quartz druse on pink calcite on green fluorite.  3.6 x 3 x 2.5 cm.  Edge contacts, no damage.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-936

OKM-936     Silver     Nevada Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A fine, delicate, aggregate if herring bone silver on matrix.  No damage, aesthetic an intricately formed.  1.9 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm overall.  Damage free and mounted in a perky box.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-936

OKM-936     Silver     Nevada Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A  herring bone silver on matrix.  No damage, aesthetic an intricately formed of crude crystals.  4.3 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm overall.  Damage free.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-938

OKM-938     Silver     Nevada Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A  herring bone silver on matrix.  No damage, aesthetic an intricately formed by well developed crystals.  3 x 1.6 x 1 cm overall.  Damage free.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OKN-923    Melanite      near Saucito, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  4.4 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm grouping of very high luster, black garnet crystals.  The specimen has some contacts otherwise in excellent condition.  Back and front are almost equal in amount of crystallization.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-920

OKN-920      Calcite     Mina Chiquitina, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A fine grouping of beautifully formed, transparent, light yellow crystals measuring 5.7 x 5.6 x 4.4 cm.  Elongated schalenohedrons with numerous modifications and stepped growth.  No damage.  Interesting piece.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-118

OKn-118     Pyrrohtite, Galena, Sphalerite   Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  One large pyrrohtite crystal measuring 5.5 x 5.1 x 2.2 cm.  Inclusions of galena and sphalerite in well formed crystals.  Nice/ proper patina for the mineral and higher luster on galena and sphalerites.  No damage, contacts are on base.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-324

OKN-324      Calcite      Potasi Mine, Santa Eualia District, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large cluster of these hematite included and coated crystals that measures 16.5 x 12.2 x 5.6 cm.  It has good luster which is not evident in the images and interesting overgrowths on selective faces.  This material was once readily available to collectors but no so any longer.  This is one of the nicer clusters I have seen from the location. Very clean with no damage.  Edge contacts are also very nice except the on facing forward in the first image.  This could be trimmed off if found distracting.  Excellent quality! $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-322

OKN-322     Rosasite     Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  9.2 x 6 x 4 cm.  Balls of a robin's egg blue color to .6 cm each on all sides of the piece.  No damage.  Excellent example.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-429

OKN-429      Calcite on Anhydrite      Naica Mine, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection. Two large feathery anhydrite crystals that cross compose this specimen.  Tiny clear to white calcites on the terminal areas of the crystals creates an attractive accent.  Backsides have an heavy coating of calcite.  Displays well.  10.4 x 5.3 x 3.5 cm.  No damage.  $145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-437

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OKN-437      Calcite     Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Attractive light pink calcites in a row like formation on calcite matrix (most in parallel growth).  Attractive color, medium luster, excellent transparency, and large size make for a desirable specimen.  It sits nicely for display and looks good from any direction.  Minor scuffing on a couple edges but in nice condition overall.  $320

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-186

OKN-186      Mimetite and Calcite     Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Beautifully colored piece with calcite rhombs included by mimetite and just plane mimetite filling the void.  Very clean from damage with only one edge calcite having a tiny touch mark.  7.2 x 5 x 4.8 cm.  Great piece.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-867

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OKM-867     Wulfenite        RESERVED        Los Lomentos, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A fantastic flower shaped crystal measuring an impressive 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm (on edges!).  Orange/ butterscotch color, translucent and only a couple very tiny rubs.  An impressive TN of this material.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-141

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OKN-141    Sphalerite, Fluorite, Pyrite, Dolomite    Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ex. Jay Walter collection.  A 6 x 4.9 x 4 cm miniature with a fine mix of lustrous species.  Some contacts but overall condition is good.  Not really common material now.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-106

OKM-106      Fluorite with Pyrite    Naica, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A big, clear main octahedral crystal with riders and pyrite crystal inclusions.  It measures 7.7 x 6.4 x 5 cm with the main crystal measuring 4.9 cm on edge.  Base and some edge contacts.  Some contacts are healed, some not.  Main display view is nice with all visible terminations being clean.  The inclusions are nice crystals to several millimeters each.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-103

OKM-103      Fluorite with Calcite    Naica, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A large example of this popular, well known, desirable material.  It measures 10 x 8.8 x 4.2 cm overall with both cubes and highly modified "Aztec pyramid" style crystals.  In fact, much of the crystal is actually the side of one very large pyramid style crystal.  No damage to body of piece.  Fantastic clarity is not very evident in the images but the interior would be described as gem throughout  A couple tiny chips right on edges as would be expected... really clean, even the edges are much better than would be expected.  Tetrahexahedral? modifications to many corners on crystals.  This is an exceptional piece for the location.  The calcites are small white bladed crystals found on one side/edge of the piece.  Very nice.  $650

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-844

OKM-844    Gypsum     Mexico.    Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Specific location unknown for this nice "Rams Horn" selenite piece.  It is a single curl that resembles a breaking wave on a beach.  9.4 x 5.3 x 5 cm.  There appears to be a small contact spot on top but looks damage free in all other respects.  A good example of now uncommon material.  $230

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-840

OKM-840   Calcite    Mina Chiquitina, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A neat calcite measuring 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm with large crystals in a divergent grouping.  The crystal as multiple terminated and stepped in form.  Nicely translucent and of good luster.  Only damage is one broke crystal on backside of specimen.  Views nicely from all directions (except back and that view isn't bad either).  Nicely priced....  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-200

OKM-200       Dolomite      Navarre, Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  6.9 x 6.9 x 4 cm example.  Most areas are nice but one face has been cleaved.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-201

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OKM-201    Aragonite     Durango, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection. "Flos Ferri" variety of aragonite has become very uncommon and this is an old one.  Prev. Dr. Hinegardner.  7 x 6.4 x 4 cm.  Two small spots of contact/ attachment? Not distracting.  Specimen is interesting and better in hand.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-197

OKM-197      Melantite    Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Dark black, very high luster crystals of garnet coat one side of specimen.  Measures 5.2 x 4 x 4 cm.  One damaged crystal can be seen in top right of second pic.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-179

OKM-179      Calcite on Quartz   La Sirena Mine, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.  12.3 x 11 x 6 cm piece with a large, central calcite measuring 6 cm in diameter.  Nice luster overall, chip on back of big calcite but a nice frontal display.  $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-177

OKM-177   Calcite     Mina Salaverna Concepion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico.  10 x 9.5 x 8.5 cm grouping that is well crystallized by twinned crystals to well over 2 cm each.  There is some damage as seen but still an interesting piece.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-151

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OKM-151      Gypsum      Cave-of-Swords, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.  circ. 1964.  A bright white, high luster "Rams Horn" form grouping from the famous Cave- of-Swords.  This one is complex with lots of offshoots.  A moderate sized scrape on edge of largest horn (probably from collecting) is the only spot where the beautiful sugary surface crystallization is missing.  14.5 x 10.2 x 5 cm overall.  Blue mineral tac on back needs removal.  It is still soft so it should not be too difficult.  A rare find to have one of this size and quality.  $1,700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-835

OKK-835    Arsenopyrite    Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Outstanding crystals in two generations on minor crystalline quartz matrix.  Fantastic damage free views all around.  3 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm cluster mounted in a perky box.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-836

OKK-836    Ludlamite    Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Beautiful, translucent crystals in two diverging sprays.  No damage to this exceptional example.  It measures 1.7 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm and views equally well from any direction.  Mounted in a perky box.  Tough material to find at this quality/ price.  $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-819

OKK-819    Hemimorphite    Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An attractive display of crystals measuring 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm.  Damage free, common material but quite aesthetic for one of these.  Mounted in a perky box.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-833

OKK-833    Arsenopyrite    Chihuahua, Mexico.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  2.5 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm example with nice damage free crystals.  Bright and well formed.  Edge contacts.  $20

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