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MK485 - Calaverite $ 950
Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Calaverite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk485a.jpg] Calaverite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk485b.jpg] Calaverite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk485c.jpg] Calaverite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk485d.jpg]

Rich specimen of Calaverite, a rare Gold telluride mineral, from Cripple Creek. Veins of solid Calaverite run all throughout the Quartz matrix with crystalized surfaces in areas. Lots of Calaverite in this one! Ex. Jerry Music collection.


MK486 - Calaverite $ 950 SOLD
Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1 cm


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Calaverite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk486a.jpg] Calaverite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk486b.jpg] Calaverite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk486c.jpg]

Crystals of Calaverite, a rare Gold telluride mineral, from Cripple Creek. Flat, striated crystals are intergrown in a Quartz matrix. An exceptional Calaverite thumbnail! Ex. Austin collection.


MK487 - Azurite $ 1500
Watercourse Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite from Watercourse Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk487a.jpg] Azurite from Watercourse Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk487b.jpg] Azurite from Watercourse Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk487c.jpg]

Floater cluster of intergrown Azurite crystals from the now closed Milpillas Mine. Bright, vibrant blue crystals all around without matrix, typical style for the Watercourse Pocket. Undamaged.


MK489 - Manganotantalite $ 75 SOLD
Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


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Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk489a.jpg] Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk489b.jpg]

Terminated single crystal of red Manganotantalite from the Alto Ligonha pegmatites. Darker at the tip and translucent to transparent with great red color below.


MK490 - Manganotantalite $ 200 SOLD
Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk490a.jpg] Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk490b.jpg] Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk490c.jpg] Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk490d.jpg]

Twinned red Manganotantalite crystals from the Alto Ligonha pegmatites. Translucent to transparent with great red color, complete all around.


MK491 - Cinnabar $ 500
Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/mk491a.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/mk491b.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/mk491c.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/mk491d.jpg]

Classic Cinnabar penetration twin on drusy Quartz with Dolomite. The Cinnabar crystal is perfect and translucent red when backlit.


MK492 - Copper in Calcite $ 350 SOLD
Pewabic Lode, Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm


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Copper in Calcite from Pewabic Lode, Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/mk492a.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Pewabic Lode, Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/mk492b.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Pewabic Lode, Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/mk492c.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Pewabic Lode, Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/mk492d.jpg]

A 2.8cm Copper included Calcite crystal on matrix with masses of hackly Copper. Aesthetic example that comes with a number of old labels.


MK493 - Cassiterite $ 250
Viloco Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk493a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk493b.jpg]

Large, lustrous black crystals of Cassiterite. Main crystal is 3cm in size!


MK494 - Azurite $ 3500 SOLD
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk494a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk494b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk494c.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk494d.jpg]

Pair of large Azurite crystals rising straight up off the matrix. The Azurite are perfect and undamaged, one of which is partially altering to Malachite. Ex. Vic Hoffman collection.


MK495 - Cerussite with Barite $ 125
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk495a.jpg] Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk495b.jpg] Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk495c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous 1.2cm Cerussite crystal with bladed pink Barite crystals.


MK497 - Apatite $ 300
Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Apatite from Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk497a.jpg] Apatite from Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk497b.jpg] Apatite from Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk497c.jpg] Apatite from Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk497d.jpg]

Single yellow Apatite crystal from a pegmatite in the Fulford mining district. This locality is not well known and these crystals are rarely seen for sale. This is a translucent crystal (with gem areas), perfectly terminated, complete all around and undamaged.


MK498 - Chalcopyrite on Calcite $ 150
Brushy Creek Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Brushy Creek Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk498a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Brushy Creek Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk498b.jpg]

Scalenohedral Calcite crystals partially coated by sparkling irridescent Chalcopyrite crystals. Fine quality undamaged crystals to over 4cm in length.


MK499 - Aquamarine/Morganite $ 350 SOLD
VC Quarry, Isle of Lundy, Torridge, Devon, England
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Aquamarine/Morganite from VC Quarry, Isle of Lundy, Torridge, Devon, England [db_pics/pics/mk499a.jpg] Aquamarine/Morganite from VC Quarry, Isle of Lundy, Torridge, Devon, England [db_pics/pics/mk499b.jpg] Aquamarine/Morganite from VC Quarry, Isle of Lundy, Torridge, Devon, England [db_pics/pics/mk499c.jpg] Aquamarine/Morganite from VC Quarry, Isle of Lundy, Torridge, Devon, England [db_pics/pics/mk499d.jpg]

Glassy single Beryl crystal with a light pink (Morganite) body color and a blue (Aquamarine) termination. Complete all around and even has a small terminated crystal extending out the bottom. Rare specimen from an old granite quarry.

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