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ML00313 - Smithsonite on Descloizite
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.4 x 1.8 cm
$ 1200.00

Double terminated twinned crystals resembling the wheat cheif habit, associated with red descloizite. The old label lists the specimen as being from Tsumeb, but it almost assuredly from Berg Aukus


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Smithsonite on Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00313a.jpg] Smithsonite on Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00313b.jpg]




ML00314 - Pyrite
176 Stope, 1500 Level, Black Cloud Mine, Leadville, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm
$ 275.00

Pyrite with the unusual growth habits typical of the black Cloud Mine. Specimens such as this launched Dave Bunk's mineral career.


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Pyrite from 176 Stope, 1500 Level, Black Cloud Mine, Leadville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00314a.jpg] Pyrite from 176 Stope, 1500 Level, Black Cloud Mine, Leadville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00314b.jpg]




ML00315 - Quartz (Japan Law Twin) on Bournonite
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
miniature - 4.8 x 3.7 x 3.4 cm
$ 300.00

A double Japan law twinned quartz on Bournonite.


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Quartz (Japan Law Twin) on Bournonite from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update5/ML00315a.jpg] Quartz (Japan Law Twin) on Bournonite from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update5/ML00315b.jpg] Quartz (Japan Law Twin) on Bournonite from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update5/ML00315c.jpg]




ML00316 - Calcite
Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm
$ 220.00

Complexly twinned clacite from the Red Dome Mine. Self collected circa 1998.


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Calcite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00316a.jpg] Calcite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00316b.jpg]




ML00317 - Andorite
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.1 x 1.2 cm
$ 725.00

These crystals made a big spash in Tucson about 10 years ago, but it appears to be an isolated find in the mine since none have come out since then. These crystals are really exceptional for such a rare silver lead sulfosalt.

ex Kimball Goddard collection.


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Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/update5/ML00317a.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/update5/ML00317b.jpg]




ML00318 - Malachite pseudo. Azurite
Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia
miniature - 5.0 x 4.6 x 2.7 cm
$ 300.00

Sharp malachite pseudomorphs after azurite from this geologically complex mine in northern Queensland.


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Malachite pseudo. Azurite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00318a.jpg] Malachite pseudo. Azurite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00318b.jpg]




ML00319 - Axinite
Puiva Mine, Beresovak District, Sub-Polar Urals, Tyumen Oblast, Russia
small cabinet - 5.6 x 5.3 x 3.5 cm
$ 900.00

A nice spray of transparent to translucent crystals. The locality is now closed down.


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Axinite from Puiva Mine, Beresovak District, Sub-Polar Urals, Tyumen Oblast, Russia [db_pics/update5/ML00319a.jpg]




ML00320 - Braunite
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4.2 x 3.3 x 1.7 cm
$ 100.00

Sharp well formed crystals of this unusual manganese silicate mineral. It has a dramatic metallic look for a silicate mineral.


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Braunite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update5/ML00320a.jpg] Braunite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update5/ML00320b.jpg]




ML00056 - Azurite
Rancho Santa Rosa, Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm
$ 1600.00

This prospect was mined for use as color pigments. A small batch of well formed crystals was found during mining in the 1980s, and this piece was one from that lot.


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Azurite from Rancho Santa Rosa, Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update3/ML00056a.jpg] Azurite from Rancho Santa Rosa, Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update3/ML00056b.jpg]




ML00076 - Malachite
Shaba Cu Belt, Katanga (Shaba), Congo (Zaire)
small cabinet - 9.0 x 4.6 x 3.0 cm
$ 450.00

The needle like Malachite crystals give a nice chatoyant affect to the specimen.


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Malachite from Shaba Cu Belt, Katanga (Shaba), Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/update3/ML00076a.jpg]




ML00324 - Gold
Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.0 x 1.0 cm
$ 7500.00

This is a prime example of Round Mountain gold showing many of the classic textures that make the mine famous. It is a heavy sharp leaf showing herringbone structures with twinned crystals growing off of the herringbones. Additionally there are larger crystals growing along the edge of the leaf. This is a fantastic gold.


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Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00324a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00324b.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00324c.jpg]




ML00325 - Gold
Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.9 cm
$ 5000.00

This 3 dimensional gold specimen exhibits the buttery yellow color typical of golds from the oxidized zone. Important textures include rhombohedral patterns to the leaves that is explained by gold growing along calcite cleavage planes. On top of the leaves are numerous gold crystals with cubic and octohedral crystal faces.


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Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00325a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00325b.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00325c.jpg]




ML00326 - Gold
Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm
$ 14500.00

This large gold is a compact mass of intergrown gold crystals, many of which exhibit spinel law twinning.


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Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00326a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00326b.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00326c.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00326d.jpg]




ML00327 - Gold
Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm
$ 7500.00

At first glance, one sees some shiny leaves completly covered with gold crystals. Upon closer inspection, one realzies that most of these crystals are well formed cubes, the larger of which are up to 0.5 cm on edge. Looking at this specimen, it is hard to believe that cubic gold is actually a rare occurance. 


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Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00327a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00327b.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00327c.jpg]




ML00328 - Gold
Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA
miniature - 3.9 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm
$ 3000.00

This gold is typical of the intermediate zone located between the oxidized and sulfide ore. As with many Round Mountain golds, there are stacked cubes which have twinned off the primary leaf.


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Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00328a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00328b.jpg]


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