Selected Specimens

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C258 - Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite $ 650
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c258a.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c258b.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c258c.jpg]

New find of skeletal Galena from the 9th of September Mine. This is true skeletal Galena (not the manufactured specimens from about 10 years ago), only the second time in 20 years that they have been found. The Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite add color and contrast. Undamaged.


C259 - Galena with Quartz, Sphalerite $ 550
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Galena with Quartz, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c259a.jpg] Galena with Quartz, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c259b.jpg] Galena with Quartz, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c259c.jpg]

New find of skeletal Galena fromt eh 9th of September Mine. This is true skeletal Galena (not the manufactured specimens from about 10 years ago), only the second time in 20 years that they have been found. With Quartz crystals and Sphalerite. Undamaged.


C261 - Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite $ 250
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c261a.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c261b.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c261c.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c261d.jpg]

Galena crystals with Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite on a thin piece of matrix covered on both sides by Quartz crystals. 'Just' a Galena specimen, but highly aesthetic and undamaged.


C262 - Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite $ 250
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c262a.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c262b.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c262c.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c262d.jpg]

Galena crystals with Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite. 'Just' a Galena specimen, but highly aesthetic and undamaged.


C263 - Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite $ 550
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4 cm


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Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c263a.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c263b.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c263c.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c263d.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c263e.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c263f.jpg]

Unusual specimen composed of a single wide, thin Galena crystal (7cm) upon which grew semi-skeletal Galena crystals, Chalcopyrite, and Sphalerite. Highly aesthetic and undamaged. Both front and back sides shown.


C265 - Galena on Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite $ 250
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 4 cm


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Galena on Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c265a.jpg] Galena on Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c265b.jpg] Galena on Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c265c.jpg] Galena on Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c265d.jpg]

Chalcopyrite crystals to 2.3 cm upon which grew small Galena crystals, on matrix covered by Sphalerite. Highly aesthetic and undamaged.


C266 - Galena $ 150
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3 cm


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Galena from Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c266a.jpg] Galena from Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c266b.jpg]

Mirror lustrous Galena crystals that contrast well against the white matrix. Highly aesthetic and undamaged.


C267 - Amazonite $ 500
Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 7 cm


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Amazonite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c267a.jpg] Amazonite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c267b.jpg] Amazonite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c267c.jpg]

Large single Amazonite crystal with good color and remarkably good luster. Out of an old collection.


C274 - Axinite $ 350
Pinos Altos, Baja Sur, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


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Axinite from Pinos Altos, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c274a.jpg] Axinite from Pinos Altos, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c274b.jpg] Axinite from Pinos Altos, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c274c.jpg] Axinite from Pinos Altos, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c274d.jpg]

Purple Axinite crystals intergrown with transparent Calcite crystals from an obscure Baja locality. Fine quality mound of crystals that is very hard to find and a must for a Baja or Mexican collection.


C278 - Calcite $ 280
Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm


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Calcite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c278a.jpg] Calcite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c278b.jpg] Calcite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c278c.jpg]

Cluster of clear, transparent scalenohedral Calcite crystals, some with black inclusions. Bright and showy.


C282 - Ilmenite $ 400
Kragero Ilmenite Mines, Kragero, Norway
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Ilmenite from Kragero Ilmenite Mines, Kragero, Norway [db_pics/pics/c282a.jpg] Ilmenite from Kragero Ilmenite Mines, Kragero, Norway [db_pics/pics/c282b.jpg] Ilmenite from Kragero Ilmenite Mines, Kragero, Norway [db_pics/pics/c282c.jpg]

Single Ilmenite crystal with a metallic grey/black color. Ex. Scott Williams with 2 old labels.


C284 - Cinnabar in Calcite $ 600
Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c284a.jpg] Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c284b.jpg] Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c284c.jpg]

Single yellow scalenohedral Calcite crystal with a sharp phantom of Cinnabar. This is a rare specimen from the old mercury mining district of Terlingua, located near the Mexican border. Cinnabar was discovered here in the 1880s, creating a temporary mining town, now nothing remains but a ghost town.


C286 - Diaspore $ 950
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.1 cm


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Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c286a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c286b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c286c.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/C286.mp4]

Bright and gemmy V-twin crystal of Diaspore. This is about as free of damage as they get, with both tips undamaged with natural tapering terminations or possibly with flat contact faces on parts. It's also very glassy and bright with lots of internal transparency.


C287 - Fluorite with Scheelite $ 350
Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


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Fluorite with Scheelite from Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c287a.jpg] Fluorite with Scheelite from Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c287b.jpg] Fluorite with Scheelite from Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c287c.jpg]

Deep purple Fluorite crystals to 2.8cm on matrix associated with Scheelite crystals and Calcite. The Scheelite crystals reach 1cm in size.


C295 - Stibnite $ 950
Ichinokawa Mine, Ehime Pref. Shikoku Island, Japan
small cabinet - 7.3 x 1.7 x 1 cm


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Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Ehime Pref. Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c295a.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Ehime Pref. Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c295b.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Ehime Pref. Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c295c.jpg]

Terminated single Stibnite crystal from the classic Japanese locality. Fine quality undamaged crystal out of the Don Boydston collection.
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