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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

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]




ML00381 - Quartz var. Amethyst
Shuniah Mine, Thunder Bay, Ontario
small cabinet - 6.8 x 4.0 x 2.6 cm
$ 160.00

Color zonation in this specimen yields an unusual radiating star pattern. The color saturation is much deeper than normal for the mine.


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Quartz var. Amethyst from Shuniah Mine, Thunder Bay, Ontario [db_pics/update6/ML00381a.jpg]




ML00384 - Cavansite & Stilbite
Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India
cabinet - 10.0 x 8.0 x 7.2 cm
$ 700.00

Nice spherical groups of cavansite crystals perched on the matrix offset by large white stilbites.


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Cavansite & Stilbite from Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India [db_pics/update6/ML00384a.jpg] Cavansite & Stilbite from Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India [db_pics/update6/ML00384b.jpg]




ML00388 - Azurite & Malachite
Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhet Province, Laos
cabinet - 13.5 x 7.0 x 5.6 cm
$ 9500.00

Lustrous electric blue azurite crystals on a matrix of malachite ps. after azurite There has obviously been a lot of azurite on the market in the last few years with the production form the Milpillas Mine. While these crystals are not as large as some from Milpillas, the color and luster is superior.


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Azurite & Malachite from Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhet Province, Laos [db_pics/update6/ML00388a.jpg]




ML00389 - Quartz var. Amethyst
Shuniah Mine, Thunder Bay, Ontario
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7.0 x 4.0 cm
$ 550.00

Color zonation in this specimen yields an unusual radiating star pattern. The color saturation is much deeper than normal for the mine.

 


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Quartz var. Amethyst from Shuniah Mine, Thunder Bay, Ontario [db_pics/update6/ML00389a.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Shuniah Mine, Thunder Bay, Ontario [db_pics/update6/ML00389b.jpg]




ML00367 - Silver & Calcite
Guanajuato District, Guanajuato, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.6 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm
$ 1500.00

A group of thin silver wires in and on scalenohedral calcite.

ex Al & Sue Liebetrau collection


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Silver & Calcite from Guanajuato District, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00367a.jpg] Silver & Calcite from Guanajuato District, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00367b.jpg]




ML00413 - Hessite
Botești Mine, Zlatna, Alba, Romania
miniature - 4.9 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
$ 5500.00

Well formed crystals nicely offset on the white quartz crystal matrix.  Hessite is one of my most favorite minerals!


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Hessite from Botești Mine, Zlatna, Alba, Romania [db_pics/update6/ML00413a.jpg] Hessite from Botești Mine, Zlatna, Alba, Romania [db_pics/update6/ML00413b.jpg] Hessite from Botești Mine, Zlatna, Alba, Romania [db_pics/update6/ML00413c.jpg]




ML00430 - Gold in Quartz
Sesame Vein, Itogon Mine, Baguio, Luzon, Philippine Islands
small cabinet - 8.0 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm
$ 2500.00

Itogon is one of the Philippines oldest mining hubs, with known gold panning activity stretching back to before the 17th-century Spanish colonial conquest.


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Gold in Quartz from Sesame Vein, Itogon Mine, Baguio, Luzon, Philippine Islands [db_pics/update6/ML00430a.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Sesame Vein, Itogon Mine, Baguio, Luzon, Philippine Islands [db_pics/update6/ML00430b.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Sesame Vein, Itogon Mine, Baguio, Luzon, Philippine Islands [db_pics/update6/ML00430c.jpg]




ML00432 - Gold, Quartz & Pyrrhotite
Homestake Mine, Lead, South Dakota, USA
miniature - 4.2 x 3.1 x 1.4 cm
$ 220.00

In 2007, the Homestake Mine was selected by the National Science Foundation as the location for the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory, where physics experiments in areas such as dark matter and neutrino are conducted.


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Gold, Quartz & Pyrrhotite from Homestake Mine, Lead, South Dakota, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00432a.jpg] Gold, Quartz & Pyrrhotite from Homestake Mine, Lead, South Dakota, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00432b.jpg]




ML00433 - Gold in Quartz
Lydenberg, Transvaal, South Africa
small cabinet - 9.0 x 6.3 x 4.7 cm
$ 525.00

On 6 February 1873 alluvial gold was discovered in the district by several prospectors and the Lydenburg goldfields were proclaimed three months later. Among the first finds were two large nuggets: Emma (765kg) and Adeliza (737kg), both bought by President TF Burgers. Today the gravels of the Spekboom River are still being washed for alluvial gold.


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Gold in Quartz from Lydenberg, Transvaal, South Africa [db_pics/update6/ML00433a.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Lydenberg, Transvaal, South Africa [db_pics/update6/ML00433b.jpg]


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