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DZ4605 - Variscite
Lucin, Utah
large cabinet - 15.9 x 8.4 x 2.9 cm
$ 300.00

A large polished slab with good green color. Slightly rounded breccia fragments give a texture one could imagine belonging on dinosaur skin. 


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Variscite from Lucin, Utah [db_pics/zowater/DZ4605a.jpg]




DZ4604 - Topaz
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.4 x 3.0 cm
$ 1000.00

A very interesting naturally etched topaz crystal. This floater is effectively terminated, but there are virtually no prism faces. It has extremely high luster and transparency.


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Topaz from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ4604a.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ4604b.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ4604c.jpg]




DZ4601 - Quartz var. Amethyst
D-Day Pocket near Gaproad, Gilpin County, Colorado USA
small cabinet - 6.8 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm
$ 200.00

Sceptered amethyst with an interesting hoppered growth, sometimes called "Fenster" quartz.


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Quartz var. Amethyst from D-Day Pocket near Gaproad, Gilpin County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4601a.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from D-Day Pocket near Gaproad, Gilpin County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4601b.jpg]




DZ4309 - Azurite
Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.9 x 3.8 x 2.3 cm
$ 2500.00

An aesthetic group consisting of four stacked crystals of top color and luster. The blue is almost electric under the right lighting.


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ4309a.jpg]




DZ4301 - Epidote
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA
small cabinet - 9.2 x 5.7 x 4.0 cm
$ 4000.00

Three large blocky intergrown epidote crystals with small quartz crystals on the top surface.

 

Collected by Arthur Montgomery in 1936 and sold to the Paterson Museum in January 1937.


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Epidote from Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4301a.jpg] Epidote from Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4301b.jpg]




DZ0103 - Brochantite
Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.1 x 6.9 x 2.6 cm
$ 1000.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 650.00

Short but stout brochantite crystals with unusually good terminations and high luster.

Click here for specimen video.


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Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0103a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0103b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0103c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0103d.jpg]




DZ0107 - Quartz coated by Chlorite
St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland
small cabinet - 7.2 x 4.2 x 4.0 cm
$ 250.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 162.50

A single gwindel perched at an angle with several smaller quartz crystals around the base. All of the quartz is coated by a very thin layer of intergrown chlorite crystals.

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Quartz coated by Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0107a.jpg] Quartz coated by Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0107b.jpg] Quartz coated by Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0107c.jpg] Quartz coated by Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0107d.jpg]




DZ1708 - Hematite with Quartz
Elba, Italy
miniature - 4.6 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm
$ 500.00

An exceptionally clean and well formed discoidal hematite with quartz crystals for contrast.


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Hematite with Quartz from Elba, Italy [db_pics/zowater/DZ1708a.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Elba, Italy [db_pics/zowater/DZ1708b.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Elba, Italy [db_pics/zowater/DZ1708c.jpg]




DZ3707 - Stephanite
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm
$ 500.00

A floater specimen of two stephanites growing at nearly right angles. Crystals are exceptionally sharp and well formed.


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Stephanite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ3707a.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ3707b.jpg]




DZ3708 - Pyromorphite
Daoping Mine, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
miniature - 4.3 x 3.4 x 2.8 cm
$ 300.00

An unusual pyromorphite group. The colors are subtly bicolored and many of the crystals are doubly terminated.


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ3708a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ3708b.jpg]




DZ3704 - Vesuvianite
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm
$ 250.00

The larger vesuvianites on this specimen are double terminated and show a zoned growth giving a cats eye texture.


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Vesuvianite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ3704a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ3704b.jpg]




DZ3711 - Polybasite-Pearceite
Level 415, San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm
$ 500.00

Hexagonal polybasites with a secondary growth of small chalcopyrite crystals.


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Polybasite-Pearceite from Level 415, San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ3711a.jpg] Polybasite-Pearceite from Level 415, San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ3711b.jpg]




DZ3706 - Cassiterite with Beryl
Zinyang Mine, Sichuan Province, China
miniature - 3.7 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm
$ 750.00

An aesthetic group of beautifully twinned cassiterites perched on muscovite with a clear beryl crystal (goshenite) at the base.


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Cassiterite with Beryl from Zinyang Mine, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ3706a.jpg] Cassiterite with Beryl from Zinyang Mine, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ3706b.jpg]




DZ3701 - Copper
Houghton County, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 12.1 x 6.8 x 3.8 cm
$ 3500.00

This is a great copper, with heavy herringbones and spinel twinned crystals.


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Copper from Houghton County, Michigan, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3701a.jpg] Copper from Houghton County, Michigan, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3701b.jpg] Copper from Houghton County, Michigan, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3701c.jpg]




DZ4507 - Epidote
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm
$ 400.00

While most epidotes from the Green Monster Mine are blocky crystals, one pocket was encountered with radiating sprays of lustrous green epidote. The unique part is due to the lighter green tips with better transparency, coined "Jackstraw".


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Epidote from Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4507a.jpg] Epidote from Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4507b.jpg] Epidote from Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4507c.jpg]


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