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SM302 - Wolframite $ 280 SOLD
Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm


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Wolframite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/SM302a.jpg] Wolframite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/SM302b.jpg] Wolframite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/SM302c.jpg] Wolframite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/SM302d.jpg] Wolframite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/SM302e.jpg] Wolframite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/SM302f.jpg] Wolframite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/SM302g.jpg]

A large and complex black wolframite crystal on a matrix of quartz and muscovite. The main crystal is large for the species with only a small portion of the lower part incomplete. Good V twin formation along left side. Bob Trimingham's detailed label notes that Richard Bideaux believed this specimen was part of 'a large and famous European Collection'. An antique mineral specimen that Bob paid $125 for some 16 years ago. Great provenance.


SM314 - Copper $ 120 SOLD
Ray Mine, Gila County, Arizona
cabinet - 10.5 x 9.5 x 2.0 cm


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Copper from Ray Mine, Gila County, Arizona [db_pics/pics/SM314a.jpg] Copper from Ray Mine, Gila County, Arizona [db_pics/pics/SM314b.jpg] Copper from Ray Mine, Gila County, Arizona [db_pics/pics/SM314c.jpg] Copper from Ray Mine, Gila County, Arizona [db_pics/pics/SM314d.jpg]

Flattened sheet of copper crystals with a small bit of white matrix. This specimen consists of compact, flat dodecahedral habit copper crystals that still have much of their natural patina. Ex. Robert M. Philips Collection. An Arizona classic.


SM316 - Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite $ 250
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm


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Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316a.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316b.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316c.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316d.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316e.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316f.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316g.jpg]

Clear modified cube Fluorite crystals are seen on the tops of gray galena crystals. Also in association are numerous groups of small silver colored Arsenopyrite crystals. A classic combination suite of species from Ojuela, with Fluorite on Galena being uncommon. Undamaged floater crystallized on all sides.


SM320 - Pyrrhotite with Muscovite $ 200
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa
small cabinet - 7.0 x 4.2 x 2.6 cm


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Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320a.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320b.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320c.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320d.jpg]

Well-formed tabular, compound stacked Pyrrhotite crystals rest in a matrix of milky quartz and Calcite on this outstanding cabinet specimen from the Nikolaevskiy Mine at Dal'negorsk. It is, essentially, a 'floater' with no visible point of contact. No damage to any of the main crystals. Largest single crystal measures 3cm wide.


SM332 - Scheelite, Pyrite, and Calcite on Quartz $ 150 SOLD
Hunan Province, China
small cabinet - 5.8 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


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Scheelite, Pyrite, and Calcite on Quartz from Hunan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM332a.jpg] Scheelite, Pyrite, and Calcite on Quartz from Hunan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM332b.jpg] Scheelite, Pyrite, and Calcite on Quartz from Hunan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM332c.jpg] Scheelite, Pyrite, and Calcite on Quartz from Hunan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM332d.jpg] Scheelite, Pyrite, and Calcite on Quartz from Hunan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM332e.jpg] Scheelite, Pyrite, and Calcite on Quartz from Hunan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM332f.jpg] Scheelite, Pyrite, and Calcite on Quartz from Hunan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM332g.jpg]

This specimen is an outstanding example of the rare combinations of species coming out of China. It's a single, double-terminated Quartz crystal that has a dense coverage of Pyrite and discoidal Calcite crystals on the bottom with the top side having dozens of small octahedral, fluorescent blue (under SW UV light) Scheelite crystals mixed in with small Pyrite crystals. A wonderful combination and beautiful, especially when seen under shortwave ultraviolet light.


SM333 - Azurite $ 120 SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333d.jpg]

Milpillas has produced some of the most beautiful Azurite specimens in recent time. Here's a matrix specimen with a 2cm wide group of dark, highly lustrous, inky blue crystals. All of the Azurite crystals are complete and sharply terminated.


SM339 - Jeremejevite $ 200 SOLD
Ameib Farm, Usakos, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Jeremejevite from Ameib Farm, Usakos, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM339a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Farm, Usakos, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM339b.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Farm, Usakos, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM339c.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Farm, Usakos, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM339d.jpg]

Jeremejevite is a very rare gem species, found in few localities worldwide. This 3.0cm, light blue, gem crystal has excellent transparency and an irregular but undamaged termination.

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