Selected Specimens

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M328 - Olivenite $ 95
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Olivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M328a.jpg] Olivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M328b.jpg] Olivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M328c.jpg]

Heavy metallic matrix filled with Olivenite crystal lined vugs. Small spheres of Malachite are present on the Olivenite crystals. Comes with an old Mathiasen Minerals label.


M340 - Calcite with Galena $ 350
Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 6 cm


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Calcite with Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M340a.jpg] Calcite with Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M340b.jpg] Calcite with Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M340c.jpg] Calcite with Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M340e.jpg]

Three yellow Calcite crystals with Galena crystals on matrix covered by small Dolomite crystals. This is an example of how exceptional aesthetics turn a common mineral into a fine mineral specimen. The top crystal is double-terminated and each of the two Calcite on the left side have Galena crystals at their bases. Complete all around and undamaged and good when viewed from any angle. A floater with no points of attachment. A good one!!


M345 - Fluorite on Sphalerite $ 275
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm


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Fluorite on Sphalerite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M345a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M345b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M345c.jpg]

Showy miniature sized specimen of transparent cubes of Fluorite atop Sphalerite with a small amount of white Calcite crystals accenting the lower left. The Fluorite cluster is 2cm in size. Very nice piece!


M333 - Galena on Calcite stalactite $ 90
Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Galena on Calcite stalactite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M333a.jpg] Galena on Calcite stalactite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M333b.jpg] Galena on Calcite stalactite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M333c.jpg] Galena on Calcite stalactite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M333d.jpg] Galena on Calcite stalactite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M333e.jpg]

Stalactitic formation of yellow/orange Calcite sprinkled with Galena crystals. Both ends are broken showing the Calcite crystals structure.


M305 - Mimetite $ 125
San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 3.8 x 2 cm


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Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M305a.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M305b.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M305c.jpg]

Old Mexican Mimetite specimen with particularly bright yellow coloration.


M378 - Copper $ 350
Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 5 cm


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Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378a.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378b.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378c.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378d.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378e.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378f.jpg]

Thick, wavy sheets and masses of Copper. Specimen is almost entirely Copper with a bit of rock matrix mixed with Copper at the base.


M382 - Copper $ 180
Katherinenberg, Russia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Copper from Katherinenberg, Russia [db_pics/pics/M382a.jpg] Copper from Katherinenberg, Russia [db_pics/pics/M382b.jpg] Copper from Katherinenberg, Russia [db_pics/pics/M382c.jpg] Copper from Katherinenberg, Russia [db_pics/pics/M382d.jpg]

Mass of crystallized Copper with good crystals on both sides. Comes with an old Kassionas Minerals label.


M377 - Copper $ 125
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.3 x 0.8 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M377a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M377b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M377c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M377d.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M377e.jpg]

Diamond-shaped mass of crystallized Copper that appears to have grown in a thin seam. Criss-crossing crystals of Copper are evident along the sides.


M386 - Copper $ 150
Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


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Copper from Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M386a.jpg] Copper from Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M386b.jpg] Copper from Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M386c.jpg] Copper from Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M386d.jpg] Copper from Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M386e.jpg] Copper from Bingham Canyon Mine, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M386f.jpg]

Mass of solid crystals from the Bingham Copper Mine. This mine is the largest man-made excavation in the world and is considered to have produced more copper than any other mine in history – more than 19 million tons. One of the largest and highest-grade porphyry orebodies in the world, the mine still produces about 1% of the world's copper. Despite the huge prduction, Copper specimens from this mine are uncommon.


M387 - Copper $ 260
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387a.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387b.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387c.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387d.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387e.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387f.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M387g.jpg]

Thumbnail sized specimen with large, very well formed crystals of Copper.


M388 - Copper with Calcite, Cerussite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Copper with Calcite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M388a.jpg] Copper with Calcite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M388b.jpg] Copper with Calcite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M388c.jpg] Copper with Calcite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M388d.jpg] Copper with Calcite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M388e.jpg] Copper with Calcite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M388f.jpg]

Black rock matrix (with included crystals of an unidentified species) with white Rhombic Calcite crystals (old Fraziers label inidcates the Calcite is fluorescent). Copper runs throughout the specimen, and is exposed in the central vug area, along with a small cluster of transparent Cerussite crystals.


M389 - Copper $ 240
Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Copper from Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M389a.jpg] Copper from Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M389b.jpg] Copper from Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M389c.jpg] Copper from Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M389d.jpg] Copper from Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M389e.jpg] Copper from Mufulria Mine, Mufulria, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M389f.jpg]

Thick and sturdy specimen of Copper crystals. There are areas of trnaslucent white Calcite attached and bright, untarnished Copper is visible beneath.


M391 - Copper $ 225
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M391a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M391b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M391c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M391d.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M391e.jpg]

DBeautiful, slightly skeletal crystal of Copper. Complete all around and undamaged with a slightly irridescent surface.


M396 - Copper $ 425
Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm


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Copper from Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M396a.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M396b.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M396c.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M396d.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M396e.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M396f.jpg]

Multiple somewhat flat sheets of Copper crystals that grew in fractures around the now mostly gone matrix, leaving a sculptural mass of good crystals.


M393 - Copper $ 275
Calumet, Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Copper from Calumet, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M393a.jpg] Copper from Calumet, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M393b.jpg] Copper from Calumet, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M393c.jpg] Copper from Calumet, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M393d.jpg] Copper from Calumet, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M393e.jpg] Copper from Calumet, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M393f.jpg]

Michigan Copper specimen forming a sculptural ring shaped mass that connects all the way around.
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142

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