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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]




ML00362 - Anatase on Quartz
Grieswies, Rauris Valley, Hohe Tauem, Salzburg, Austria
small cabinet - 9.4 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
$ 100.00

A classic alpine association of exceptionally transparent quartz with tiny anatase crystals.


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Anatase on Quartz from Grieswies, Rauris Valley, Hohe Tauem, Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/update5/ML00362a.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Grieswies, Rauris Valley, Hohe Tauem, Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/update5/ML00362b.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]




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]




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]


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