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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] Calcite with Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M340.mp4]

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!!


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] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378.mp4]

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


M457 - Galena with Calcite $ 150
Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457a.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457b.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457c.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457d.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457e.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457.mp4]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals with an attached honey-colored Calcite crystal. Old specimen from a classic USA locality.


M688 - Copper $ 150
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688a.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688b.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688c.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688d.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688.mp4]

Well formed, quality Copper crystals with a rich patina. Crystals on the right 'arm' are particularly sharp.


K100 - Hematite $ 450 SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


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Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100a.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100b.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100c.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100d.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100e.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100.mp4]

Cluster of prismatic Hematite crystals with red Andradite. These are a rare form, hexagonal in cross-section with a flat termination from a single pocket found approximately 10 years ago. 


M901 - Aquamarine $ 450
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901a.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901b.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901c.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901d.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901e.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901.mp4]

Terminated single Aquamarine crystal with attached Muscovite and Albite. Glassy luster and gemmy with very slight surface etching. I found one tiny, trivial nick, otherwise complete all around and undamaged.


M915 - Epidote on Sphene $ 600 SOLD
Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915a.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915c.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915d.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915e.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915.mp4]

This is one heck of a nice thumbnail featuring a spray formation of green Epiodte attached tothe tip of a transparent Sphene crystal. Excellent aethetics and the spray is undamaged, specimen only has a bit of chipping along the base of the Sphene on one side. Really nice one!


CT505 - Hemimorphite $ 225
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.7 x 3 cm


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Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505a.jpg] Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505b.jpg] Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505c.jpg] Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505.mp4]

Vug completely filled by radial masses of light blue Hemimorphite crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Undamaged.


LL158 - Apatite with Mica $ 500
Medina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Apatite with Mica from Medina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL158a.jpg] Apatite with Mica from Medina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL158b.jpg] Apatite with Mica from Medina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL158c.jpg] Apatite with Mica from Medina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL158.mp4]

GEM golden Apatite crystals from Medina. These are famous for their clarity and indeed this specimen looks like a cluster of faceted gemstones with water-clear intergrown perfect crystals. Even the small book of mica is transparent! It's complete all around with the point of contact on the right side as photographed, the thicker left side is terminated with a multitude of tiny crystal faces.


M454 - Wulfenite $ 300
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454d.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454.mp4]

Pair of large, translucent Wulfenite crystals on a matrix covered by small glassy Calcite crystals. Wulfenite crystals reach 2.5cm wide. There is a cleave on the left edge of the main crystal, otherwise specimen is undamaged. Highly aesthetic miniature with a better orange color than most which typically tend towards a more butterscotch color.


LL400 - Pargasite with Spinel $ 950
Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 3 cm


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Pargasite with Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL400a.jpg] Pargasite with Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL400b.jpg] Pargasite with Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL400c.jpg] Pargasite with Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL400d.jpg] Pargasite with Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL400f.jpg] Pargasite with Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL400g.jpg] Pargasite with Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL400.mp4]

Large translucent brown Pargasite crystals associated with blue Spinel. A superb California specimen, it was the best Pargasite (that I saw) from the Chuck Trantham collection, and there is nothing comparable to it on Mindat. The Pargasites are well formed and reach 2.1cm in size, with a band of blue Spinel (including crystals to 4mm) along the bottom, adding good color contrast. Chuck valued this at $750 back in 1983, significantly more than others in his collection that I saw, indicating he too rated this one highly. His label shows a locality of 'Locality No. 2, Twin Lakes area, near Lake Shore, Fresno Co., California' and indicates it was collected in August of 1983.


LL475 - Clinozoisite $ 250
Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.4 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm


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Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL475a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL475b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL475c.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL475.mp4]

Cluster of transparent, double-termianted Clinozoisite crystals. Complete all around. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL543 - Aquamarine $ 450 SOLD
Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543a.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543b.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543c.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543d.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543.mp4]

Uncommon tabular Aquamarine crystal on a small amount of Albite matrix. The Aqua is exceptionally glassy, transparent, and complete all around. Undamaged.


SA701 - Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite $ 900 SOLD
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701a.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701b.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701c.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SA701.mp4]

Rare spherical cluster of Vauxite crystals. Vauxite group is 2.4cm in diameter.


LL548 - Acanthite $ 400
Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548a.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548b.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548c.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548d.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548e.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548.mp4]

Sculptural cluster of Acanthite crystals rising up off matrix. Undamaged and displays well from any angle. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.

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