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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, Chañaral 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, Chañaral 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]




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]




ML00375 - Sphalerite & Quartz
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
small cabinet - 7.2 x 5.6 x 4.8 cm
$ 450.00

An unusually formed specimen. The sphalerite looks like a cap perched on top of the quartz-hedenbergite/actinolite matrix.


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Sphalerite & Quartz from Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/update5/ML00375a.jpg] Sphalerite & Quartz from Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/update5/ML00375b.jpg]




ML00377 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 9.6 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm
$ 425.00

This etched beryl specimen is totally transparent. The pale color is slightly yellowish-green, and a case could be made to call this heliodor rather than aquamarine. It has good lustrous pinacoid termination on one end, and etched pinacoid on the other.

ex Lloyd & Lynne Staunton Collection


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update5/ML00377a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update5/ML00377b.jpg]




ML00378 - Calcite (Butterfly Twins)
Huáncano Prospect, Pisco Province, Ica Dept., Perú
miniature - 4.6 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm
$ 200.00

This is a great specimen for collectors who like different calcite forms. There are very elongate scalenohedral crystals, in addition to doubly terminated prismatic crystals, with scalenohedral modifications. The key elements of this are the butterfly twins, which occur as large open butterflies, in addition to smaller closed butterflies.


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Calcite (Butterfly Twins) from Huáncano Prospect, Pisco Province, Ica Dept., Perú [db_pics/update5/ML00378a.jpg]




ML00380 - Hausmannite
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.1 x 2.6 cm
$ 450.00

These pseudo-octahedral crystals show abundant twinning.


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Hausmannite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update5/ML00380a.jpg] Hausmannite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update5/ML00380b.jpg]




ML00379 - Creedeite
Hall Mine, Near Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada
cabinet - 10.9 x 6.4 x 4.6 cm
$ 500.00

Beautiful lilac color creedite crystals from the main pit at the hall mine. Collected in the mine by Scott Werschky in 1989.


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Creedeite from Hall Mine, Near Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada [db_pics/update5/ML00379a.jpg] Creedeite from Hall Mine, Near Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada [db_pics/update5/ML00379b.jpg]




ML00382 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
cabinet - 11.5 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm
$ 2500.00

This aquamarine crystal is exceptional due to the length to diameter ratio. The c-axis is exceptionally long compared to the other axes. It has fantastic transparency. About 2cm from the top there are negative crystals formed from fluid inclusions, which at first glance appear to be damage, but are actually interesting crystal forms.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update6/ML00382a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update6/ML00382b.jpg]




ML00385 - Epidote
Cerro San Cristobal, San Vicente de Canete, Canete Province, Lime Dept., Peru
cabinet - 10.9 x 6.6 x 5.4 cm
$ 350.00 DISCOUNTED 25.00% OFF TO $ 262.50

A group of four intergrown epidote crystals. The crystals are quite large and very lustrous.


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Epidote from Cerro San Cristobal, San Vicente de Canete, Canete Province, Lime Dept., Peru [db_pics/update6/ML00385a.jpg] Epidote from Cerro San Cristobal, San Vicente de Canete, Canete Province, Lime Dept., Peru [db_pics/update6/ML00385b.jpg]




ML00383 - Elbaite & Lepidolite
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, USA
small cabinet - 7.9 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
$ 9500.00

A super example of a California classic. This doubly terminated elbaite has great color and is nicely offset by the lepidolite crystals growing off the side. One end is a great pinacoid termination, while the other end terminates in modified pyramidal forms capped by a pinacoid. Ex Mark Pospisil collection


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Elbaite & Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00383a.jpg] Elbaite & Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00383b.jpg]



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