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Tucson, AZ, United States

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Tucson, AZ, United States

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Wilson W.E.,Mineralogical Record
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2010

Fairfield, Utah has been famous among mineral collectors for well over a century as the source of the world's finest specimens of variscite. The chrome-green nodules, riddled with veins of various other phosphates, make splendid display specimens when slabbed and polished. The mine is also the type locality for the phosphates englishite, gordonite, millisite, montgomeryite, overite and wardite.


Wilson W.E.,Mineralogical Record
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2010

For over 80 years the Tweefontein farm in the Transvaal province of South Africa has been famous among mineralogists and mineral collectors for producing some of the world's largest and finest crystals of sperrylite. The Tweefontein farm is also the type locality for stibiopalladinite.


Gressman T.M.,Mineralogical Record | Szegeny I.,KARP Minerals | Wilson W.E.,Mineralogical Record
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2010

One of the most exciting specimens on display at the 1986 Munich Show was a sperrylite from the Talnakh orefield, Norilsk region. In the years since then, additional sperrylite specimens have occasionally been collected in the Oktyabr mine and sold on the Western mineral market, including some that rank among the finest known examples of the species. The Talnakh orefield is also the type locality for 33 species including many platinum-group-element minerals.


Wilson W.E.,Mineralogical Record
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2010

Since 1967 the Sakoany area on the northwestern coast of Madagascar has yielded many hundreds of tons of geodes lined with beautiful blue celestine crystals, the world's finest examples of the species. Even today it remains the one reliable source of superb celestine crystal groups, and the deposit shows no signs of being exhausted.


Wilson W.,Mineralogical Record
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2014

The inauguration of new world-class mineral museums is a rare event in the world, and such museums are virtually unknown in the Middle East. So it was particularly exciting when the fabulous collection of businessman Salim Edde was recently opened to the public in Beirut, Lebanon, housed in the spacious new Mim Museum.


Wilson W.E.,Mineralogical Record
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2015

The Siberian locality known for centuries as Adun Chilon has been a prolific producer of aquamarine and other beryl colors as well as topaz, smoky quartz, and an array of other associated species. The vast majority of the beryl production has been cut into gemstones, but many rare old specimens survive in museums and private collections around the world.


Wilson W.,Mineralogical Record
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2015

Saxon mining collectibles of various sorts provide an evocative background to the classic minerals of the Saxon Erzgebirge mining district, and are prized historical display items for many mineral collectors as well as collectors of mining memorabilia and antiques.


Wilson W.E.,Mineralogical Record | Neumeier G.,4585 E Camino de Cancun
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2015

The Mineralien-Niederlage ("Mineral Dealership") established by the famous Freiberg Mining Academy began supplying students of mineralogy with mineral collections and fine specimens in 1765. Though it has dealt primarily through exchanges since 1956, when it was integrated into the Academy collections, and is no longer the major source that it once was, it remains the world's oldest continuously operating mineral business. Many classic specimens in collections worldwide can trace their origin to this important source.


Cooper M.P.,Mineralogical Record | Wilson W.E.,Mineralogical Record
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2015

Cassiterite pseudomorphs after feldspar from Wheal Coates are Cornish classics. Found in great abundance in 1828, specimens are now rarely seen for sale and can command high prices.


Moore T.P.,Mineralogical Record | Wilson W.E.,Mineralogical Record
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2012

In August 2012 an extraordinary watercourse pocket of crocoite crystals was discovered at the famous Adelaide mine near Zeehan, Tasmania-the most recent in a long but intermittent history of such discoveries dating back to the 1890s. Collecting of specimens from the watercourse began in early September; as of this writing, the full extent of the pocket has yet to be determined.

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