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ML00308 - Pyromorphite
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 5.4 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm
$ 220.00

Bright shiny arsenian pyromorphite which looks to be epimorphic after large, earlier generation pyromorphite.


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00308a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00308b.jpg]




ML00309 - Pyromorphite
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
miniature - 4.0 x 2.4 x 2.0 cm
$ 300.00

Classic yellow-green pyromorphite from bunker hill.


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00309a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00309b.jpg]




ML00312 - Ajoite
Ajo Mine, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm
$ 80.00

A druse of tiny ajoite crystals from the type locality.


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Ajoite from Ajo Mine, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00312a.jpg] Ajoite from Ajo Mine, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00312b.jpg]




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]




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]




ML00095 - Elbaite & Lepidolite
Chia Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.0 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm
$ 7000.00

This green tourmaline is total gem. It is a single crystal at the base which has grown into two seperate crystals at the upper portion of the specimen.


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Elbaite & Lepidolite from Chia Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update3/ML00095a.jpg]




ML00096 - Malachite pseudo. Azurite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.6 x 5.5 x 2.4 cm
$ 750.00

A very sharp specimen of Malachite after Azurite form Tsumeb. What makes this really special is that it is from the Roebling collection at the Smithsonian. Before that, it was part of the Kegel collection, who was the mine manager of the Tsumeb mine.


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Malachite pseudo. Azurite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update3/ML00096a.jpg] Malachite pseudo. Azurite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update3/ML00096b.jpg]




ML00107 - Fluorite & Quartz
Shaft 4, Huanggang Mine, Hexigton Banner, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 10.0 x 6.0 x 3.6 cm
$ 1600.00

An unusual example of fluorite with two distinctly different sized crystals on the same specimen. The larger crystals are up to 2.5 cm and highly modified.


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Fluorite & Quartz from Shaft 4, Huanggang Mine, Hexigton Banner, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/update3/ML00107a.jpg] Fluorite & Quartz from Shaft 4, Huanggang Mine, Hexigton Banner, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/update3/ML00107b.jpg]


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