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ML00410 - Fluorite & Calcite
Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 6.4 x 5.2 x 3.9 cm
$ 3500.00

This calcite and fluorite is a true floater. The only damage is a cleavage on one of the calcite crystal which fortuitously functions as the base.


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Fluorite & Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00410a.jpg] Fluorite & Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00410b.jpg] Fluorite & Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00410c.jpg]




ML00411 - Limonite coated Quartz
Biber Vein, 500m above the Sobov Quarry, Banska Stiavnica, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia
small cabinet - 6.3 x 3.6 x 3.4 cm
$ 400.00

The limonite coating on these quartz scepters yields a most unusual coloration, shimmering between greens, golds and reds as the specimen is rotated.


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Limonite coated Quartz from Biber Vein, 500m above the Sobov Quarry, Banska Stiavnica, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia [db_pics/update6/ML00411a.jpg] Limonite coated Quartz from Biber Vein, 500m above the Sobov Quarry, Banska Stiavnica, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia [db_pics/update6/ML00411b.jpg]




ML00412 - Calcite
Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 6.8 x 4.4 x 3.9 cm
$ 250.00

These doubly terminated calcite twins have exceptional transparency. The matrix is a mass of tiny dolomite crystals.


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Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00412a.jpg] Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00412b.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]




DZ4509 - Hematite Feather
Montreal Mine, Iron County, Wisconsin USA
cabinet - 11.9 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
$ 300.00

It amazes me how these well terminated faces can have a curved habit.


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Hematite Feather from Montreal Mine, Iron County, Wisconsin USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4509a.jpg] Hematite Feather from Montreal Mine, Iron County, Wisconsin USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4509b.jpg] Hematite Feather from Montreal Mine, Iron County, Wisconsin USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4509c.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]




ML00434 - Gold in Quartz
Sun Gold Mine, Comobabi Mountains, Pima County, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.6 x 3.8 x 3.5 cm
$ 600.00

The Sun Gold Mine was a small underground Ag-Cu-Au-Pb-Zn mine located in Pima County, Arizona. The Mine only produced for three years, from 1949 to 1952.


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Gold in Quartz from Sun Gold Mine, Comobabi Mountains, Pima County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00434a.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Sun Gold Mine, Comobabi Mountains, Pima County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00434b.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Sun Gold Mine, Comobabi Mountains, Pima County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00434c.jpg]




ML00436 - Gold in Quartz
Mt Darwin, Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 7.2 x 6.6 x 4.8 cm
$ 500.00

With three large gold mines at Freda Rebecca, Shamva and Mazowe, Mashonaland Central Province is an important gold area. However judging from hundreds of poorly capitalised small mines and some well-resourced dormant large mines such as Eureka and RAN, current production can only be projected to be negligible compared to the potential the province holds.


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Gold in Quartz from Mt Darwin, Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe [db_pics/update6/ML00436a.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Mt Darwin, Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe [db_pics/update6/ML00436b.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Mt Darwin, Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe [db_pics/update6/ML00436c.jpg]




ML00437 - Gold
Whitlatch Mine, Unionville, Lewis & Clark Coiunty, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 6.0 x 3.6 x 2.9 cm
$ 2000.00

"Whitlatch-Union Mine" is a past producer polymetallic veins deposit site discovered in 1864 in the Rocky Mountains of Montana.


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Gold from Whitlatch Mine, Unionville, Lewis & Clark Coiunty, Montana, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00437a.jpg] Gold from Whitlatch Mine, Unionville, Lewis & Clark Coiunty, Montana, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00437b.jpg] Gold from Whitlatch Mine, Unionville, Lewis & Clark Coiunty, Montana, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00437c.jpg]




ML00440 - Gold
Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil
miniature - 3.6 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm
$ 6500.00

16.2 grams


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Gold from Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil [db_pics/update7/ML00440a.jpg] Gold from Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil [db_pics/update7/ML00440b.jpg]




ML00441 - Gold
Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil
miniature - 4.0 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm
$ 7750.00

13.5 grams


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Gold from Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil [db_pics/update7/ML00441a.jpg] Gold from Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil [db_pics/update7/ML00441b.jpg] Gold from Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil [db_pics/update7/ML00441c.jpg]




ML00442 - Gold
Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil
miniature - 4.0 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm
$ 17000.00

30.5 grams


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Gold from Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil [db_pics/update7/ML00442a.jpg] Gold from Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil [db_pics/update7/ML00442b.jpg]




ML00443 - Gold
Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil
miniature - 3.6 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm
$ 9000.00

19.3


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Gold from Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil [db_pics/update7/ML00443a.jpg] Gold from Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil [db_pics/update7/ML00443b.jpg] Gold from Serro do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerdo, Mato Grosso, Brazil [db_pics/update7/ML00443c.jpg]


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