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 Minerals Beginning with "R"

 

JC8963.  Rhodizite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  4.5 x 4.5 cm  92g.  $75.00.  A 16mm crystal, one corner is dinged.            ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE
JC8963.  Another view. 
JC8965  Rhodizite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  3 x 4.5 cm  41g.  $50.00.   A 1 cm crystal.            ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8965.  Another view.  
JC8966.    Rhodizite, rubellite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  3 x 3.7 cm  38g.  $45.00.   A 1 cm crystal, with associated rubellite.        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8966.  Another view. 
JC8967  Rhodizite, rubellite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  2.5 x 3.7 cm   36g.  $45.00.  A 1 cm crystal with associated rubellite.         ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8967.  Another view. 
JC8967.  Another view. 
JC8968.    Rhodizite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  2.7 x 3.2 cm  33g.  $45.00.  A 1 cm crystal embedded in feldspar, quartz and ?       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8968.  Another view. 
JC8969  Rhodizite, rubellite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  2.7 x 4 cm  90g.  $45.00    A 7mm crystal        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8969.  Another view.  
JC8969.  Another view.
JC8970.    Rhodizite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  3.2 x 5.5 cm  69g.  $60.00.  A 13mm compound crystal group.        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8970.  Another view.  
JC8970.  Another view.
JC8971.    Rhodizite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  3 x 4 cm  33g.  $50.00.   A 1 cm crystal        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8971.  Another view.  
JC8971.  Another view.  
JC8972.    Rhodizite, rubellite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  2.5 x 2.5 cm 19g.  $40.00.   Thumbnail.  A 12mm crystal with associated rubellite.       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8972.  Another view.  
JC8972.  Another view.
JC8973  Rhodizite, rubellite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  3 x 3 cm  22g.  $45.00.   A 1 cm crystal.        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8973.  Another view.
JC8974.    Rhodizite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  2 x 3.4 cm  19g.  $35.00   A 6mm crystal and two smaller crystals.        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8974.  Another view. 
JC10640.  Rhodochrosite.  Uchucchacua mine, Oyon province, Lima dept., Peru.   4.5 x 5.5 cm  90g.  $155.00.   Light pink modified rhomb crystals coating black matrix.  Ex. Alvin Pranschke collection.   
JC10640.   Closer view.  
JC9325.  Rhodochrosite.  Wessels mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape province, South Africa.   5 x 8.5 cm.  66g.  $69.00.  Drusy, sparkly, pink crystals.  They appear to be coating an earlier generation of another mineral (dolomite?).    Pretty.  
JC9325.  Close up view.    
JC9017.  Rhodochrosite.  N'Chwaning I mine, Northern Cape province, South Africa.  5.5 x 5.5 cm  137g.  $90.00   Bright pink, sparkly crystals.  A two toned specimen with slightly darker pink on the left side in this view.  
JC9017.   Another view.  
JC8608.  Rhodochrosite.  N'Chwaning II mine, N'Chwaning mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape province, South Africa. 7 x 11.5 cm  388g.  $250.00.   Pink, somewhat botryoidal shaped with tiny sparkly crystals making up the botryoids.  From recent finds.   The true color is a darker pink than the photo shows. 
JC8608.  View looking down at steep angle showing the botryoids along the top of the piece. 
JC8608.  Close up view. 
JC8608.  Back side. 
JC8363.  Rhodochrosite, sphalerite.  Manuelita mine, Morococha district, Yauli province, Junin department, Peru.  9 x 9 cm  608g  $135.00.   A solid plate of zoned rhombohedral rhodochrosite crystals growing on massive sphalerite.   The specimen is a reddish pink, a little more red than the photos would indicate.  
JC8363.  A close up view. 
JC10963.  Rosasite, hemimorphite, hydrozincite, smithsonite.     Zinc Hill mine, Zinc Hill subdistrict, Darwin district, Inyo county, California.  8 x 10 cm   622g.  $50.00    Near the same place as the malachite/rosasite/hemimorphite area was a zone of smithsonite/rosasite/hemimorphite/willemite.    On this piece, a somewhat oxidized smithsonite bearing matrix has hydrozincite with hemimorphite, some coated black.  Rosasite covers about 1/4 of the area with little specs of later hydrozincite? sitting on it and the hemimorphite.   Implanted on this is hemimorphite, some coated with the unknown black mineral, and lastly hydrozincite.     I wrote the Zinc Hill mine up in the Mineralogical Record.  I kept a dozen or so pieces of the best quality from this find, and decided to de-access some of them here.  These were collected in 1970.     As a side note, at that time you could drive up to Darwin Falls, a year round waterfall in a canyon not too far from the mine.  I would get up at 4 a.m., dig minerals until noon (this was in July), then retire to the falls and stand under the water off and on until dark...more fun.    See  Min. Rec. Vol. 16, P.110-113 1975
JC10963.  A closer view
JC10963.  Close up view of the hemimorphite/ rosasite area.  The white specks are probably hydrozincite
JC10963.  Close up of the hemimorphite. 
JC10490. Elbaite/Rubellite.   Malkhan Pegmatite Field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast, Transbaikal, Eastern Siberia, Russia.  5 cm tall crystal.  39g.   $290.00    Pinkish red termination, with the sides partially coated with microscopic quartz crystals which add sparkle to the sides.     Discovered in 1980 by Russian geologists, this area has been a prolific source of beautiful (and expensive) tourmaline specimens.   
JC10490.  Back side.  
JC9506.  Rubellite in quartz.  Stewart mine, Tourmaline Queen mountain, Pala district, San Diego county, California.   3.7 x 4 cm  41g.  $22.00.   Nice pink, mostly opaque crystals typical of the mine production back in the 1970's.       RESERVED