Dark gray metallic, impalpable, globular or
botryoidal, some showing concentric
VMS primary sulfide.
Massive, fine grained. (Buy for location, not typical
PYRITE, M-540A. Mexico or Peru.
Metallic pure massive to coarse crystalline. Nearly pure with none,
or very little associated mineral or rock.
PYRITE, M-540B. Peru. Masses
displaying some crystals.
PYRITE, M-540C. Peru. Best crystal
groups. Bright. Crystals from 5 to 25 mm. Often larger.
Even better of this size sometimes available.
pricing of larger samples.
PYRITE Cubes. Spain. From around 1
cm to 4 or 5cm cubed.
Depends on size available. We also have some cube in matrix
PYROXENE, see under AUGITE, DIOPSIDE,
HEDENBERGITE, JOHANNSENITE, SPODUMENE
QUARTZ, M-545. A rkansas or B razil. Clear to
translucent, terminated single crystals. Imperfections such as chipping and
indentations, but all sides and faces present in the "B" grade.
"A" grade has very few chips and dings present on the crystal faces or
and are very clean and transparent. Good specimens.
QUARTZ (AGATE), M-545A. California
or Nevada. Various colors. Some with banding.
QUARTZ (AMETHYST), M-545B/545-C.
Uruguay or Brazil. Good purple crystals clustered rock, usually on sections
geode walls. Light to dark purple crystals.
Uruguay is the better quality, deeper purple and less chipping to crystals.
QUARTZ (CHERT), M-545D.
Gray with some red or
QUARTZ (FLINT), M-545E. England.
Dark gray to brownish masses.
QUARTZ (JASPER), M-545F.
California & Arizona. Red and mottled red-brown or
QUARTZ (MILKY), M-545G.
California & Arizona. Milky white vitreous masses.
Typical vein quartz with ferruginous staining abundant cracks
QUARTZ (ROSE QUARTZ), M-545H.
South Dakota or Brazil. Pink sub-transparent
to translucent vitreous masses.
M-545I. Various localities. Gray
QUARTZ (SILICIFIED OR PETRIFIED WOOD)
to red or brown, usually showing wood
QUARTZ ("PLASMA"), M-545J.
Nevada. 'Plasma' is green chert.
Cryptocrystalline green masses. Check.
QUARTZ-AGATE GEODE, M- 545K.
Brazil. Geode halves - cut and polished on cut edge, aprox. 1/2 to 1 inch across.
Larger geodes from Utah available.
QUARTZ (MASSIVE CLEAR), M-545L. Vitreous masses with
degrees of translucence. Expensive, check for availability.
REALGAR, M-550. Nevada.
Bright red masses usually on or with a
little rock and/or orpiment.
RHODONITE, M-555. Peru or Colorado.
Pink, fine to medium grained, black Mn oxide streaked and stained
masses. Check for
SALT, see under HALITE
White to light gray, showing
cleavage. (Check for availability)