Wavellite

Arkansas Wavellite - Think Green

Avant Wavellite Wavellite

The two major locations for Arkansas wavellite are Mauldin mountain just west of Mount Ida in Montgomery County and the Avant area north of Lake Ouachita. Both locations are under BLM preference right leases. The lease at Mauldin mountain is called the Dustin & Austin Mine and is owned by Tim Hill. This lease is a small, part time operation with limited production. The earliest collected site is near the community of Avant on the northeast end of Lake Ouachita in Garland County. Some may know the area as Dug Hill. The deLinde wavellite and variscite 80 acre BLM lease is located to the east of the Dug Hill area and we acquired it from Mr. deLinde on December 6, 2007. This lease was only mined for about one week in 1976. This lease was only mined for about one week in 1976. Read more about the history of this area. We sold the lease in March 2010.

Wavellite is a phosphate mineral (hydrated aluminum phosphate), usually in various shades of green, ranging from dark rich emerald green to bright green, apple green, and pale green. The more uncommon colors are blue, yellow, brown and black. It is found in fractures in hydrothermal regions and in phosphate rock deposits sometimes call Bigfork Chert. The name is after William Wavell, the English physician who discovered it. Crystals are rare and wavellite usually forms in hemispherical or globular aggregates with a radiated structure. These are just a few of the specimens available from the Avant area.

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- $15.00

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Variscite with wavellite - $15.00

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- $35.00

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- $20.00

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- $15.00

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- $15.00

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- $15.00

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- $25.00

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Blusish green wavellite - $25.00

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- $15.00

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- $15.00

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Deep green - $30.00

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Lots to explore - $25.00

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- $25.00

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- $20.00

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- $15.00

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- $20.00

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- $10.00 (Sold)

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- $20.00

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Blue wavellite - $30.00

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Varisite - $20.00

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- $15.00

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- $15.00

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- $20.00

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Variscite - $20.00

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Variscite - $20.00 (Sold)

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Variscite - $10.00

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Blue/Green wavellite - $20.00

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- $20.00 (Sold)

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Blue wavellite - $25.00

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How To Order

How to order: My preferred method is for you to send me an Email request with the items you want and your mailing address. I will then email you an invioce with payment instructions. You can also phone in your request (870) 867-2443 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm CST. You can also write to Stuart Schmitt, 60 Mary's Eagle Trail, Mount Ida, AR 71957. I offer a money back guarantee on all my crystal sales. If you're not satisfied, simply return the crystal and I'll refund your money.

Shipping: Shipping cost will be added to the order. I ship U.S. Post Office Priority Mail within the US and use the USPS Postal Calculator to determine shipping costs. I can get 2 pounds in the small flat rate box for $7.15 shipping cost. I can get about 20 pounds of crystals in the medium Priority Mail flat rate box for $13.60 shipping cost.

3 Payment Options:
(1) I accept personal checks or money orders (in USD) from US banks and will ship upon receipt of payment.

(2) I accept payment via PayPal for orders over $40. You can log in to your PayPal account and "send money" to stu@arcrystalmine.com.

(3) I also accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards for orders over $40. You can phone or fax your credit card information to me or email it in two parts in two emails.

I would appreciate your prompt payment when you receive the email invoice since we do not have room to store your order. My shipping department (wife) gets upset when orders sit around on her dining room table waiting for payment.