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NMD - Linarite on Galena $ 300
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Linarite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMda.jpg] Linarite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMdb.jpg] Linarite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMdc.jpg] Linarite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMdd.jpg] Linarite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMde.jpg]

Single Galena crystal covered by crystals of bright blue Linarite. 


NME - Fluorite on Quartz $ 150
Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Fluorite on Quartz from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMea.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMeb.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMec.jpg]

Light purple/blueFluorite crystals on Quartz crystals. The Fluorite crystal is hexoctahedral. 


NMG - Cerussite on Galena $ 200
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Cerussite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMga.jpg] Cerussite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMgb.jpg] Cerussite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMgc.jpg] Cerussite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMgd.jpg] Cerussite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMge.jpg] Cerussite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMgf.jpg]

Single 3.1cm Galena crystal with a surface alteration to Cerussite on matrix. 


NMH - Murdochite on Quartz $ 150
Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Murdochite on Quartz from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMha.jpg] Murdochite on Quartz from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMhb.jpg] Murdochite on Quartz from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMhc.jpg] Murdochite on Quartz from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMhd.jpg]

Small black crystals of Murdochite, a lead copper oxide, on crystals of Quartz. 


NMJ - Fluorite $ 350
Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMja.jpg] Fluorite from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMjb.jpg] Fluorite from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMjc.jpg] Fluorite from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMjaa.jpg]

Translucent purple/blue Fluorite cubes. Good color and some partially covered by drusy Quartz. 

 


SM440 - Duftite on Cerussite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Duftite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM440a.jpg] Duftite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM440b.jpg] Duftite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM440c.jpg]

Transparent, reticulated Cerussite crystals partially coated by green Duftite.


SM441 - Amethyst $ 180
Amezukayama, Shiroshi, Japan
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Amethyst from Amezukayama, Shiroshi, Japan [db_pics/pics/SM441a.jpg] Amethyst from Amezukayama, Shiroshi, Japan [db_pics/pics/SM441b.jpg] Amethyst from Amezukayama, Shiroshi, Japan [db_pics/pics/SM441c.jpg]

Elegant cluster of medium purple Amethyst crystals. Ex. Akachan o Naki Okazai collection with label.


SM446 - Spessartine on Galena $ 400
MMM Mine, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia
miniature - 5.0 x 5 x 4 cm


Spessartine on Galena from MMM Mine, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/SM446a.jpg] Spessartine on Galena from MMM Mine, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/SM446b.jpg] Spessartine on Galena from MMM Mine, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/SM446c.jpg] Spessartine on Galena from MMM Mine, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/SM446e.jpg]

Large Spessartine crystal intergrown with Galena crystals. A large sized garnet for the locality.


SM447 - Copper and Cuprite $ 350
Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 6 cm


Copper and Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SM447a.jpg] Copper and Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SM447b.jpg] Copper and Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SM447c.jpg] Copper and Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SM447d.jpg]

Large specimen of Copper and Cuprite. The surfaces are primariy showing Cuprite with small areas of Copper protruding out. An old label indicates it was found at the 26J Stope, 1300 Level of the Cole Shaft in 1967.


SM449 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 220
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4 x 3 cm


Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449c.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449d.jpg]

Rhombic Rhodochrosite crystals to 1.5cm on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. In addition to the Rhodochrosite, there are a number of glassy, pale green Fluorite crystals to 1.5cm.


SM450 - Hemimorphite $ 150
Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 5 cm


Hemimorphite from Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM450a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM450b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM450c.jpg]

Large open vug in matrix lined with Hemimorphite crystals to about 1cm in length. The Summit Mine produced what are likely the best USA Hemimorphites ever found. This is a fine example.


SM457 - Silver $ 200
Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?)
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.7 x 1 cm


Silver from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?) [db_pics/pics/SM457a.jpg] Silver from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?) [db_pics/pics/SM457b.jpg] Silver from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?) [db_pics/pics/SM457c.jpg]

Thick Silver wires that curl up at each end. This came out of an old collection of thumbnails with no label. I was told that 'there were some Kongsberg Silvers in the collection'.


SM459 - Veszelyite $ 450
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 8.0 x 6 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459d.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459e.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 4mm on Hemimorphite lined vugs in matrix. There are vugs of crystals all over. Very rich sample. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


SM468 - Quartz $ 150
Herkimer, New York, USA
miniature - 4.9 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468a.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468b.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468c.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468d.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468e.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468f.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468g.jpg]

Double terminated 'Herkimer Diamond' Quartz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged.


SM469 - Calcite with Ilvaite $ 150
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469a.jpg] Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469b.jpg] Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469c.jpg]

Interesting specimen showing 3 generations of Calcite. The top half of a scalenohedral Calcite sticks out of a wide rhombic Calcite crystal. Both were later covered by tiny black Ilvaite crystals, then all were overgrown by a final generation of transparent Calcite. You can see the tip of the scalenohedral Calcite covered by Ilvaite underneath the final transparent layer of Calcite.



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