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MK808 - Topaz $ 150
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk808a.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk808b.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk808c.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk808d.jpg]

Transparent golden brown Topaz crystal from the Maynard Claim in Utah. The Topaz is pristine, transparent, and has incredibly high glassy luster. There is a smaller crystal attached at the base and a bit of attached Rhyolite matrix on back. This specimen was mined in 2003.


MK810 - Topaz $ 120
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk810a.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk810b.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk810c.jpg]

Transparent golden brown Topaz crystal from the Maynard Claim in Utah. The Topaz is pristine, transparent, and has incredibly high glassy luster. This is a thick crystal with a bit of attached Rhyolite matrix in the back. A water-clear crystal that looks included in the photos due to Rhyolite on the backbut is very glass-like and transparent in person. This specimen was mined in 2003.


MK811 - Azurite with Malachite $ 600
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk811a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk811b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk811c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk811d.jpg]

Fence-like row of translucent Azurite crystals standing up on edge from the Volborthite pocket of the Milpillas Mine. The Azurite from this area of the mine are distinctive tabular crystals that occur on a white matrix with spheres of Malachite. The crystals on this specimen form an aesthetic arrangement and are in pristine condition. Highly translucent with backlighting.


MK812 - Azurite $ 400
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 4 cm


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Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk812a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk812b.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk812c.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk812d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent Azurite crystals on starkly contrasting white matrix from the Volborthite pocket of the Milpillas Mine. The Azurite from this area of the mine are known for their distinctive tabular crystals that occur on a white matrix. The crystals on this specimen reach 2cm in size and are in pristine condition. Highly translucent with backlighting with a blue glow showing on the white matrix below.


MK813 - Azurite $ 400
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk813a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk813b.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk813c.jpg]

Cluster of translucent Azurite crystals on a slight amount of matrix from the Volborthite pocket of the Milpillas Mine. The Azurite from this area of the mine are known for their distinctive tabular crystals that occur on a white matrix. The crystals on this specimen reach 3cm in size and are in pristine condition. Highly translucent with backlighting.


MK814 - Fluorite $ 350
Surprise Mine, Cookes Peak, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite from Surprise Mine, Cookes Peak, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk814a.jpg] Fluorite from Surprise Mine, Cookes Peak, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk814b.jpg] Fluorite from Surprise Mine, Cookes Peak, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk814c.jpg] Fluorite from Surprise Mine, Cookes Peak, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk814d.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Fluorite crystals fromt he Surprise Mine in New Mexico. The Fluorite are purple over a green core and have incredible coloration, especially when backlit. Mined in 2014.


MK440 - Galena, Dolomite $ 400
Reynolds Co., Tri-State District, Missouri, USA
large cabinet - 16 x 11 x 11 cm


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Galena, Dolomite from Reynolds Co., Tri-State District, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk440a.JPG] Galena, Dolomite from Reynolds Co., Tri-State District, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk440b.JPG] Galena, Dolomite from Reynolds Co., Tri-State District, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk440c.JPG] Galena, Dolomite from Reynolds Co., Tri-State District, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk440d.JPG]

Well isolated grey cubes of Galena on matrix. The Galena cubes reach 3.2cm in size. One side of the matrix is coated by a dense coverage of pink curving crystals of Dolomite. Old USA classic.


MK438 - Chalcopyrite on Quartz $ 500
Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
large cabinet - 21 x 16 x 8 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Quartz from Cavnic, Maramures, Romania [db_pics/pics/mk438a.JPG] Chalcopyrite on Quartz from Cavnic, Maramures, Romania [db_pics/pics/mk438b.JPG] Chalcopyrite on Quartz from Cavnic, Maramures, Romania [db_pics/pics/mk438c.JPG] Chalcopyrite on Quartz from Cavnic, Maramures, Romania [db_pics/pics/mk438d.JPG] Chalcopyrite on Quartz from Cavnic, Maramures, Romania [db_pics/pics/mk438e.JPG]

Large display specimen of Chalcopyrite and Quartz crystals over a Sphalerite and Pyrite rich matrix. Three large clusters of Chalcopyrite are in well isolated groups set in stout, white Quartz crystals. Large and showy specimen in excellent condition.


MK867 - Fluorite $ 3500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
cabinet - 12 x 9.5 x 7 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk867a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk867b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk867c.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk867d.jpg]

Stunning large specimen of transparent purple/blue Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are glass-like and totally water clear reaching 4cm in size. In excellent condition from recent production and associated with Quartz crystals and small white disc-shaped Calcite crystals.


MK868 - Fluorite $ 850
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7.2 x 5.8 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk868a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk868b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk868c.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk868d.jpg]

Stunning specimen of transparent purple/blue Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are glass-like and totally water clear (you can see right through them to the matrix underneath). In excellent condition from recent production and associated with yellow Muscovite crystals.


MK869 - Fluorite $ 400
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk869a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk869b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk869c.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk869d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent purple/blue cubic Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are lustrous and transparent. In excellent condition from recent production and associated with white disc-shaped Calcite crystals.


MK874 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 250
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk874a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk874b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk874c.jpg]

Cluster of purple Fluorite crystals with Quartz from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are glass-like transparent purple cubes associated with green Chlorite and Muscovite with a single Quartz crystal rising from the top. In excellent condition, well crystallized all around and nearly a floater.


MK875 - Fluorite with Dolomite $ 350
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Fluorite with Dolomite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk875a.jpg] Fluorite with Dolomite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk875b.jpg] Fluorite with Dolomite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk875c.jpg]

Stunning specimen of transparent purple (like grape jelly!) Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are glass-like and totally water clear (you can see right through them). In excellent condition from recent production and associated with white Dolomite and Calcite crystals. Better than photos!


MK876 - Fluorite $ 300
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk876a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk876b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk876c.jpg]

Cluster of transparent purple/blue cubic Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are lustrous and transparent, some are water-clear. In good condition with some edge chipping.


MK877 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 400
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk877a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk877b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk877c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk877d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent 'grape jelly' purple Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are lustrous and transparent. In excellent condition from recent production and associated with a large 4cm white disc-shaped Calcite crystal and clusters of Dolomite.

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