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ML00003 - Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.0 x 2.0 cm
$ 4000.00 (=~ AUS$ 5280.00)

Mammillary aggregate of rhombohedral crystals. Abundant tiny manganite crystals perched on rhodochrosite.

 


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update3/ML00003.jpg]





ML00013 - Copper included Zinc-Rich Calcite
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
$ 1400.00 (=~ AUS$ 1848.00)

Unusual scalenohedral calcite included by native Copper. XRF analysis shows this to be zinc rich. Specimen was purchased as being from Tsumeb, but several experts suggest it is more likely from Berg Aukus.


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Copper included Zinc-Rich Calcite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/update3/ML00013.jpg]





ML00014 - Wulfenite & Mimetite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.0 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm
$ 1200.00 (=~ AUS$ 1584.00)

Unusual morphology of elongate blocky wulfenite crystals associated with nice green mimetite.


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Wulfenite & Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/update3/ML00014.jpg]





ML00061 - Wulfenite
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.1 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
$ 2500.00 (=~ AUS$ 3300.00)

A choice miniature with blocky caramel colored wulfenite crystals. This specimen was purchased from Jack Halpern when he wanted to sell a few minerals to fund his "playboy lifestyle" at the ripe young age of 90.

ex Jack Halpern Collection


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Wulfenite from Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/update3/ML00061.jpg]





ML00090 - Beryl var. Aquamarine, Muscovite & Albite
Shigar Tal, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6.4 x 5.5 cm
$ 2400.00 (=~ AUS$ 3168.00) DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 1560.00 (=~ AUS$ 2059.20)

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Aquamarines from Pakistan are quite common these days. What sets this apart is the well formed, thick muscovite books which resemble rosettes.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine, Muscovite & Albite from Shigar Tal, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00090a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine, Muscovite & Albite from Shigar Tal, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00090b.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine, Muscovite & Albite from Shigar Tal, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00090c.jpg]





ML00093 - Fluorite on Quartz
Taiping Mine, Xianghualing, Hunan Province, China
cabinet - 9.7 x 6.9 x 3.6 cm
$ 1200.00 (=~ AUS$ 1584.00)

Two nicely isolated fluorite octahedrons on a quartz druse matrix.


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Fluorite on Quartz from Taiping Mine, Xianghualing, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update3/ML00093.jpg]





ML00099 - Topaz
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
miniature - 4.6 x 3.6 x 3.5 cm
$ 3800.00 (=~ AUS$ 5016.00)

This is a gorgeous sherry colored topaz crystal, gem througout.


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Topaz from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00099a.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00099b.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00099c.jpg]





ML00102 - Cerussite
Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 8.1 x 6.1 x 5.6 cm
$ 1400.00 (=~ AUS$ 1848.00)

A classic example of anglesite on cerussite from Broken Hill. The cyclic twinning is well pronounced.


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Cerussite from Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/update3/ML00102a.jpg] Cerussite from Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/update3/ML00102b.jpg]





ML00124 - Mimetite on Cerussite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 11.4 x 10.4 x 7.8 cm
$ 4800.00 (=~ AUS$ 6336.00)

Twinning in this cerussite forms a large dramatic lightening bolt shape coated with mimetite crystals.


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Mimetite on Cerussite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update3/ML00124a.jpg] Mimetite on Cerussite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update3/ML00124b.jpg] Mimetite on Cerussite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update3/ML00124c.jpg]





ML00128 - Tourmaline, Quartz & Albite
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
cabinet - 11.7 x 8.6 x 7.8 cm
$ 2400.00 (=~ AUS$ 3168.00)

A great association piece from Pakistan. The quartz are far more lustrous than normal, in addition to being doubly terminated. A small fluorite is intergrown at the base.


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Tourmaline, Quartz & Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00128a.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz & Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00128b.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz & Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00128c.jpg]





ML00137 - Silver & Copper
Lake Superior District, Keweenah Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.6 x 2.0 cm
$ 3600.00 (=~ AUS$ 4752.00)

This is a group of crude, but exceptionally large silver crystals from Michigan.


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Silver & Copper from Lake Superior District, Keweenah Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00137a.jpg] Silver & Copper from Lake Superior District, Keweenah Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00137b.jpg]





ML00139 - Pyromorphite
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm
$ 1550.00 (=~ AUS$ 2046.00) DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 1007.50 (=~ AUS$ 1329.90)

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Large lustrous pyromorphite barrels from this classic American locality.


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00139a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00139b.jpg]





ML00141 - Fluorite
La Viesca Mine, La Collada, Siero, Asturias, Spain
cabinet - 10.4 x 8.4 x 6.9 cm
$ 3600.00 (=~ AUS$ 4752.00)

This is an exceptional example of fluorite from La Viesca Mine. The fluorites show multiple color zonations, from purple at the core, to delicate blues at the outer edges of the cubes.


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Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, La Collada, Siero, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/update4/ML00141a.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, La Collada, Siero, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/update4/ML00141b.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, La Collada, Siero, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/update4/ML00141c.jpg]





ML00144 - Silver
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 9.0 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm
$ 2500.00 (=~ AUS$ 3300.00)

An asthetic geometric pattern due to the twinned herringbone textures.


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Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/update4/ML00144a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/update4/ML00144b.jpg]





ML00145 - Rhodochrosite & Quartz
Cash Flow Pocket, Main Stope, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm
$ 2000.00 (=~ AUS$ 2640.00)

An isolated rhodochrosite rhombohedral on thin needle quartz matrix.


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Rhodochrosite & Quartz from Cash Flow Pocket, Main Stope, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00145a.jpg] Rhodochrosite & Quartz from Cash Flow Pocket, Main Stope, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00145b.jpg] Rhodochrosite & Quartz from Cash Flow Pocket, Main Stope, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00145c.jpg]


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