Their first ad that month in Rocks & Minerals advertised Los Lamentos wulfenite (square tabular and prismatic) at 45cents per square inch of crystal-covered matrix, and diaboleite
at 50cents per square inch, up to 16 square inches (for $8).
The locality is well-known for fine examples of common secondary minerals such as cerussite, dioptase and wulfenite, and also for rarer species such as diaboleite
, caledonite, bideauxite and leadhillite which represent some of the finest known examples of their species.
A rare occurrence of copper minerals was found in the northwest corner of the mine, containing diaboleite pseudomorphs and other copper-containing species.
Fine examples of cerussite, dioptase, malachite, azurite, wulfenite, smithsonite and vanadinite have been collected there, as well as some of the finest known examples of a number of rarer species such as boleite, diaboleite, caledonite, hydrocerussite, linarite, matlockite and leadhillite.
Included was a 4-cm diaboleite from Tiger, Arizona for $15.
Wayne and his collecting partners located the linarite/caledonite stope, the diaboleite stope, a 300-foot exposure of cerussite (reticulated and V-twins) and several wulfenite veins, but the leadhillite (their principal target) proved to be inaccessible.
This collection contained rarities including linarite, diaboleite
and caledonite as well as wulfenite, azurite, malachite after azurite, cerussite and more.
Dan Caudle pleased everyone with a display of species, including diaboleite
, caledonite, wulfenite and more from the mines at Tiger, Arizona.
Rarities such as hydrocerussite, diaboleite
and leadhillite were fun to see, and caused many an Arizona collector's pulse to quicken.
I know he had the best Tiger diaboleite
crystal (It was stolen; I have his postcard on that subject still.
The mine is the type locality for the minerals chloroxiphite and diaboleite
, and has also produced some of the largest known crystals of hydrocerussite and crednerite.
Among these are granular dark blue diaboleite
with orange mimetite from the Rowley mine, Maricopa County, and pale blue acicular chrysocolla pseudomorphs (to 4 mm) coating brecciated rock fragments from Eagle Eye mine, La Paz County.