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1 1 Rocks and Minerals for Sale As of February 9, 2010

2 2 Welcome to my rocks ! These rock and minerals are for a “rock swap”. These rock and minerals are for a “rock swap”. They will be available for pickup in Yukon, OK. They will be available for pickup in Yukon, OK. You may call to arrange a visit or to You may call to arrange a visit or to

3 3 Heulandite Heulandite is the name of a series of tecto-silicate minerals of the zeolite group. Heulandite is the name of a series of tecto-silicate minerals of the zeolite group.tecto-silicatemineralszeolitetecto-silicatemineralszeolite Heulandite-Ca, the most common of these, is a hydrous calcium and aluminium silicate, (Ca,Na)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12H2O. Heulandite-Ca, the most common of these, is a hydrous calcium and aluminium silicate, (Ca,Na)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12H2O.aluminium silicatealuminium silicate The species are visually indistinguishable, and the series name heulandite is still used whenever testing has not been performed. The species are visually indistinguishable, and the series name heulandite is still used whenever testing has not been performed.

4 4 Pond Creek Curio From the 1980 Rock Swap and the Oklahoma Rock-hound Friends. From the 1980 Rock Swap and the Oklahoma Rock-hound Friends.

5 5 Celestine Celestine or celestite (SrSO4) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate. Celestine or celestite (SrSO4) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate.SrSOmineralstrontiumsulfateSrSOmineralstrontiumsulfate The mineral is named for its occasional delicate blue color. The mineral is named for its occasional delicate blue color.color

6 6 Aragonite Chihuahua, Mexico ? Chihuahua, Mexico ?

7 7 Orthoclase ? 2x2 inches 2x2 inches

8 8 OK, Selenite 1

9 9 OK, Selenite 2

10 10 OK, Selenite 3

11 11 Barite Barite, (BaSO4) is a mineral consisting of barium sulfate. Barite, (BaSO4) is a mineral consisting of barium sulfate.BaSOmineralbarium sulfateBaSOmineralbarium sulfate The barite group consists of barite, celestine, anglesite and anhydrite. The barite group consists of barite, celestine, anglesite and anhydrite.celestineanglesiteanhydritecelestineanglesiteanhydrite Barite is generally white or colorless. Barite is generally white or colorless.colorless This specimen has iron rich inlcusions which give it its brown color. This specimen has iron rich inlcusions which give it its brown color.

12 12 Kyanite Kyanite, whose name derives from the Greek word kuanos meaning deep blue, is a typically blue silicate mineral, commonly found in aluminium-rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock. Kyanite, whose name derives from the Greek word kuanos meaning deep blue, is a typically blue silicate mineral, commonly found in aluminium-rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock.silicatemineralaluminiumpegmatitessedimentary rocksilicatemineralaluminiumpegmatitessedimentary rock

13 13 Calcite rhomboids

14 14 Halite crystal

15 15 Igneous ash For collectors from the Mt. St. Helen eruption. For collectors from the Mt. St. Helen eruption.

16 16 Asbestos Nice crystals from New Mexico. Nice crystals from New Mexico.

17 17 Aragonite ? Glows under UV. Glows under UV.

18 18 Emerald & Tourmaline Nice fragments in two clusters. Nice fragments in two clusters.

19 19 Hemimorphite

20 20 Carbon Iridescent sparkles of (natural) carbon crystals. Iridescent sparkles of (natural) carbon crystals.

21 21 Fluorite cubes

22 22 Fluorite

23 23 Calcite Interesting pseudomorph of Glauberite Interesting pseudomorph of Glauberite

24 24 Brilliant Wood ? Very glittery Very glittery

25 25 Silver Matrix containing silver leaf. Matrix containing silver leaf.

26 26 Hemimorphite Very crisp looking 4 inch cluster. Very crisp looking 4 inch cluster.

27 27 Witherite Witherite is a barium carbonate mineral, BaCO3, in the aragonite group. Witherite is a barium carbonate mineral, BaCO3, in the aragonite group.bariumcarbonateBaCOaragonitebariumcarbonateBaCOaragonite It fluoresces light blue under both long and short-wave UV. It fluoresces light blue under both long and short-wave UV.fluorescesUVfluorescesUV This specimen has a nice hexagonal form. This specimen has a nice hexagonal form.

28 28 Native Copper

29 29 Brilliant Wood ? Nice specimen. Nice specimen.

30 30 End of Part 1 Thank you… Thank you…


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