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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]




DZ3702 - Hematite
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm
$ 300.00

Hematites like this have been called "Iron Roses" due to the concentric floral pattern. These roses are thicker than normal with the pinacoid surface having very high luster.


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Hematite from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ3702a.jpg] Hematite from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ3702b.jpg] Hematite from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ3702c.jpg]




DZ3709 - Phenakite
Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
miniature - 5.0 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
$ 500.00

Doubly terminated phenakite perched on quartz.


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Phenakite from Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/zowater/DZ3709a.jpg] Phenakite from Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/zowater/DZ3709b.jpg] Phenakite from Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/zowater/DZ3709c.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]




DZ3710 - Cerussite
Taouz, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 4.1 x 2.2 cm
$ 450.00

A beautiful snowflake of cerussite exhibiting classic reticulated twinning. The back surface has numerous balls of an unidentified manganese oxide.


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Cerussite from Taouz, Morocco [db_pics/zowater/DZ3710a.jpg] Cerussite from Taouz, Morocco [db_pics/zowater/DZ3710b.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]




DZ4501 - Stibnite
Loudi Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
cabinet - 13.9 x 3.0 x 1.4 cm
$ 400.00

An aesthetic stibnite group with an uusual kinked crystal growth.


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Stibnite from Loudi Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ4501a.jpg] Stibnite from Loudi Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ4501b.jpg]




DZ4506 - Acanthite
Proano Mine, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4.6 x 2.5 x 0.7
$ 450.00

An unusual habit for acanthite with the form resembling polybasite.


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Acanthite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ4506a.jpg] Acanthite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ4506b.jpg] Acanthite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ4506c.jpg]




DZ4504 - Malachite
Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5.0 x 4.6 x 4.8 cm
$ 400.00

Beautiful botryoids of fibrous malachite.


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Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ4504a.jpg]




DZ4508 - Topaz
Pilot Peak, Tarryall Mountains, Park County, Colorado USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm
$ 225.00

A single well formed gemmy topaz with light blue color.


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Topaz from Pilot Peak, Tarryall Mountains, Park County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4508a.jpg] Topaz from Pilot Peak, Tarryall Mountains, Park County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4508b.jpg]




DZ4511 - Gold
Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA
miniature - 3.9 x 2.9 x 0.7 cm
$ 2500.00

This gold is charactarised by an undulatory leaf (resultant from tectonic deformation within the vein) highlighted by cube octahedral crystals twinned off the main leaf. Small quartz crystals on the matrix compliment the gold.


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Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4511a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4511b.jpg]


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