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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]




ML00352 - Anglesite & Galena
Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5.5 x 2.8 cm
$ 500.00

An American classic: anglesite and galena from the Wheatley Mine. This specimen has been around for a while as evidenced by 4 different collection tags glued on the specimen. Unfortunately, there are no old labels for this piece.


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Anglesite & Galena from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00352a.jpg] Anglesite & Galena from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00352b.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]




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]




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]




ML00363 - Rose Quartz
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.0 x 7.6 x 7.4 cm
$ 500.00

Exceptionally well formed quartz crystals with deep color saturation.


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Rose Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update5/ML00363a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update5/ML00363b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update5/ML00363c.jpg] Rose Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update5/ML00363d.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]




ML00370 - Chalcopyrite
Huanzalá Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Dept, Perú
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.1 x 3.5 cm
$ 200.00

Large twinned chalcopyrites with associated calcites. The mine is famous for pyrites, however, the chalcopyrites can be quite good as well.


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Chalcopyrite from Huanzalá Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Dept, Perú [db_pics/update5/ML00370a.jpg] Chalcopyrite from Huanzalá Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Dept, Perú [db_pics/update5/ML00370b.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]




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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