Selected Specimens

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M413 - Copper $ 90
Dzezkazgan, Kazakhstan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 2.3 x 0.9 cm


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Copper from Dzezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/M413a.jpg] Copper from Dzezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/M413b.jpg] Copper from Dzezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/M413c.jpg] Copper from Dzezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/M413d.jpg]

Elongated groups of Copper crystals. Good patina and well crystallized all around.


M405 - Cuprite on Copper $ 450
Chino Pit, Sant Rita, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Chino Pit, Sant Rita, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M405a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Chino Pit, Sant Rita, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M405b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Chino Pit, Sant Rita, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M405c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Chino Pit, Sant Rita, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M405d.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Chino Pit, Sant Rita, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M405e.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Chino Pit, Sant Rita, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M405f.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Chino Pit, Sant Rita, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M405g.jpg]

Heavy mass of solid Copper with bright, lustrous Cuprite crystals over a large percentage of the surface. Cuprite crystals reach 4mm in size and are present on both sides. Come with an old Lidstroms label.


M406 - Cerussite on Copper $ 425 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 212
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Cerussite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M406a.jpg] Cerussite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M406b.jpg] Cerussite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M406c.jpg] Cerussite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M406d.jpg]

Large mass of Copper crystals with attached Cerussite crystals. The Cerussite crystals show etching. Good dark patina.


M407 - Copper $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Bisbee, Coshise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Copper from Bisbee, Coshise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M407a.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Coshise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M407b.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Coshise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M407c.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Coshise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M407d.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Coshise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M407e.jpg]

Thick, densely packed group of Copper crystals.


M408 - Copper in Calcite $ 375
La Bufa Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Copper in Calcite from La Bufa Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M408a.jpg] Copper in Calcite from La Bufa Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M408b.jpg] Copper in Calcite from La Bufa Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M408c.jpg] Copper in Calcite from La Bufa Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M408d.jpg] Copper in Calcite from La Bufa Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M408e.jpg]

Transparent scalenohedral Calcite crystals to 1.5cm long included by Copper. The Copper is tarnished green outside the Calcite and retains the metallic copper color within the Calcite. There are a couple broken crystals but most are good. Rare, hard to find Copper specimen.


M401 - Copper $ 150
Sipovo, Yugoslavia
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Copper from Sipovo, Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/M401a.jpg] Copper from Sipovo, Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/M401b.jpg] Copper from Sipovo, Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/M401c.jpg] Copper from Sipovo, Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/M401d.jpg] Copper from Sipovo, Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/M401e.jpg] Copper from Sipovo, Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/M401f.jpg] Copper from Sipovo, Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/M401g.jpg] Copper from Sipovo, Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/M401i.jpg]

Thick, heavy formation of solid Copper with crude crystals in areas.


M402 - Copper $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M402a.jpg] Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M402b.jpg] Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M402c.jpg] Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M402d.jpg]

Branching, dendritic Copper crystal attached to white rock matrix. Comes with an old Harry Sering label.


M403 - Copper $ 300
Cole Shaft, Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.9 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Copper from Cole Shaft, Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M403a.jpg] Copper from Cole Shaft, Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M403b.jpg] Copper from Cole Shaft, Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M403c.jpg] Copper from Cole Shaft, Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M403d.jpg] Copper from Cole Shaft, Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M403e.jpg]

Thick and sturdy Copper with stout crystals sticking out on all sides. Good crystals everywhere.


M404 - Copper $ 200
White Pine Mine, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm


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Copper from White Pine Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M404a.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M404b.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M404c.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M404d.jpg]

Large single Copper crystal with attached Copper around the base. Old label indicates it's a hollow crystal and it does feel a little lighter than it should be.


M433 - Cuprite on Copper $ 75
Nevada, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 2.7 x 0.5 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/M433a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/M433b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/M433c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/M433d.jpg]

Copper crystals coated by Cuprite crystals that grew in a thin seam. Old label only indicates the locality as Nevada.


M534 - Kammererite $ 900
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey
cabinet - 10.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/M534a.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/M534b.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/M534c.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/M534d.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/M534g.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/M534f.jpg]

Richly crystallized Kammererite specimen loaded with large crystals to 7mm. Translucent crystals with deep purple color. Undamaged with crystals on both sides. The bottom is relatively flat and it stands up on it's own for display. This mine is long closed and pieces of this quality are hard to come by now.


M538 - Tsavorite, Diopside, on Graphite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 5 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside, on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M538a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M538b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M538c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M538d.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M538e.jpg]

Large display matrix Tsavorite specimen, which are hard to come by. This specimen has better than average, large Graphite crystals, white Diopside crystals, and Tsavorites crystals to 9mm. The Tsavorite have great green color (not pale!), and are gemmy.


M533 - Spinel $ 1000
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533d.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533e.jpg]

Glassy red Spinel, a single crystal with a couple step overgrowth crystals on one corner. Undamaged and transparent, with internal imperfections that saved it from being cut. Color is everything with gems, and this has a superb blood red color. Weighs 9.2 carats.


M560 - Hematite on Quartz on Hematite $ 225 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 112
Cumberland, England
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560a.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560b.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560c.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560e.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560g.jpg]

Black, botryoidal 'kidney-ore' covered by large glassy Quartz crystals. A 3.5cm grouping of Hematite crystals sits amongst the Quartz crystals.


M571 - Renierite, Bornite $ 350
Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
cabinet - 11 x 9 x 6 cm


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Renierite, Bornite from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M571b.jpg] Renierite, Bornite from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M571c.jpg] Renierite, Bornite from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M571d.jpg] Renierite, Bornite from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M571e.jpg] Renierite, Bornite from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M571g.jpg]

Large, heavy specimen of Reneirite and Bornite. Renierite is a rare germanium sulfosalt species with a reddish bronze color. There's alot going with this specimen, and a lot looks like it is Bornite and Pyrite or Chalcopyrite, with small areas of Renierite and Chrysocolla. It's a large baseball sized specimen and probably should be broken up and examined more. With old label from Mineralogical Research Co.

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73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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