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ML00350 - Gold
Olinghouse Mine, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.1 x 2.9 cm
$ 950.00

A classic example of Olinghouse gold. Lusterous leaves up to 1cm long occur on this thin quartz veinlet accented by epidote alteration along the vein.


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Gold from Olinghouse Mine, Washoe County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00350a.jpg] Gold from Olinghouse Mine, Washoe County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00350b.jpg]




ML00351 - Gold
Ace of Diamonds Mine, Liberty, Kittitas County, Washington, USA
miniature - 3.4 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm
$ 4500.00

A 23.6 gram mass of intergrown herringbone crystals. A very good example from a highly sought after location that produced a very limited number of good specimens.


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Gold from Ace of Diamonds Mine, Liberty, Kittitas County, Washington, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00351a.jpg] Gold from Ace of Diamonds Mine, Liberty, Kittitas County, Washington, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00351b.jpg] Gold from Ace of Diamonds Mine, Liberty, Kittitas County, Washington, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00351c.jpg]




ML00355 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Shigar Valley, Baltistan, N.A., Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.0 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm
$ 1200.00

Exceptionally clear transparency for the upper 2/3 of the crystal. Albite & muscovite add contrast at the base.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Baltistan, N.A., Pakistan [db_pics/update5/ML00355a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Baltistan, N.A., Pakistan [db_pics/update5/ML00355b.jpg]




ML00356 - Pyrargyrite
Pribram, Bohemia, Czech Republic
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm
$ 200.00

A well formed elongate single pyrargyrite crystal.


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Pyrargyrite from Pribram, Bohemia, Czech Republic [db_pics/update5/ML00356a.jpg]




ML00357 - Fluorite
Weardale, North Pennines, County Durham, England, UK
cabinet - 10.3 x 9.0 x 3.5 cm
$ 3500.00

A good example of interpenetrant twinning enhanced by daylight fluoresence.


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Fluorite from Weardale, North Pennines, County Durham, England, UK [db_pics/update5/ML00357a.jpg] Fluorite from Weardale, North Pennines, County Durham, England, UK [db_pics/update5/ML00357b.jpg]




ML00358 - Sphalerite on Quartz epimorph after Fluorite
Derbyshire, England, UK
cabinet - 10.2 x 7.7 3.8 cm
$ 250.00

Black jack sphalerite crystals on quartz epimorphing fluorite. The backside of this piece (where the fluorite was) now has smaller fluorites coated by siderite and tiny clear fluorites.


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Sphalerite on Quartz epimorph after Fluorite from Derbyshire, England, UK [db_pics/update5/ML00358a.jpg] Sphalerite on Quartz epimorph after Fluorite from Derbyshire, England, UK [db_pics/update5/ML00358b.jpg]




ML00359 - Rhodochrosite
Hercules Mine, Mt. Read, Williamsford, Rosebery District, Australia
small cabinet - 9.0 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm
$ 200.00

An unusual locality for the rhodochrosite collector. These rhodos resemble materital from Butte, Montana.


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Rhodochrosite from Hercules Mine, Mt. Read, Williamsford, Rosebery District, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00359a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Hercules Mine, Mt. Read, Williamsford, Rosebery District, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00359b.jpg]




ML00360 - Fluorite on Celestite
El Tule Mine, Melchor Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico
miniature - 5.0 x 4.0 x 2.0 cm
$ 500.00

One of my favorite mineral associations from Mexico. Pale purple transparent fluorites on tabular celestite make a very asthetic piece.


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Fluorite on Celestite from El Tule Mine, Melchor Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00360a.jpg] Fluorite on Celestite from El Tule Mine, Melchor Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00360b.jpg]




ML00361 - Elbaite & Albite
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.6 x 6.2 x 4.6 cm
$ 3000.00

The white to colorless albite roses provide great contrast to the well formed tourmaline crystal.


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Elbaite & Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update5/ML00361a.jpg] Elbaite & Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update5/ML00361b.jpg] Elbaite & Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update5/ML00361c.jpg]




ML00364 - Fluorite & Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
small cabinet - 7.8 x 7.0 x 3.4 cm
$ 500.00

A nice group of almost aqua-blue fluorites with associated calcite and quartz.


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Fluorite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update5/ML00364a.jpg] Fluorite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update5/ML00364b.jpg]




ML00366 - Silver on Calcite
Kongsberg Silver Mines, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
miniature - 4.5 x 3.6 x 1.8 cm
$ 4500.00

An exceptionally aesthetic silver from the greatest location on earth. The silver resembles wires, but is actually crystalline, and the entire specimen is likely spinel law twinned.

ex. Al & Sue Liebetrau collection


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Silver on Calcite from Kongsberg Silver Mines, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway [db_pics/update5/ML00366a.jpg] Silver on Calcite from Kongsberg Silver Mines, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway [db_pics/update5/ML00366b.jpg]




ML00368 - Powellite pseudo Molybdenite
Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, ChaƱaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
miniature - 3.7 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm
$ 250.00

An unusual but exceptional pseudomorph from the locality famous for Szenicsite.


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Powellite pseudo Molybdenite from Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, ChaƱaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/update5/ML00368a.jpg]




ML00371 - Azurite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.0 x 3.1 x 2.8 cm
$ 500.00

A well-formed tabular azurite crystal. The edges show vivid blue transparency with proper lighting.


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Azurite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00371a.jpg]




ML00372 - Anglesite
Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 6.3 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm
$ 150.00

Copper inclusions in these anglesites yield a pleasant. This is a floater specimen. The crystals have better transparency on one side.

Ex Lloyd Staunton collection.


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Anglesite from Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00372a.jpg] Anglesite from Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00372b.jpg]




ML00373 - Quartz var. Amethyst
Kuridala, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia
small cabinet - 7.7 x 5.8 x 3.5 cm
$ 220.00

While these crystals are dominantly amethyst, they have slightly smoky zonations on some of the crystals. The crystals show double termination habits in addition to scepter formation.


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Quartz var. Amethyst from Kuridala, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00373a.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Kuridala, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00373b.jpg]


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