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DZ3405 - Acanthite on Polybasite
Level 407, San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.4 x 4.9 x 3.9 cm
$ 750.00

Lustrous intergrown cubes of acanthite with chalcopyrite on a matrix of intergrown polybasite crystals.


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Acanthite on Polybasite from Level 407, San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ3405a.jpg] Acanthite on Polybasite from Level 407, San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ3405b.jpg]




DZ3410 - Scheelite on Muscovite
Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China
cabinet - 13.3 x 8.3 x 3.6 cm
$ 900.00

Two gemmy orange mostly transparent scheelites on a flat plate of muscovite.


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Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ3410a.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ3410b.jpg]




DZ5003 - Quartz var. Amethyst on Quartz
Ankazobe-Toamasina, Madagascar
cabinet - 9.6 x 5.6 x 5.4 cm
$ 450.00

Quartz scepter with the head having both smoky and amethyst zones. Atypical of this location, this is actually a matrix piece with microcline and quartz in the matrix.


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Quartz var. Amethyst on Quartz from Ankazobe-Toamasina, Madagascar [db_pics/zowater/DZ5003a.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst on Quartz from Ankazobe-Toamasina, Madagascar [db_pics/zowater/DZ5003b.jpg]




DZ5001 - Quartz
Wanna, Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan
cabinet - 10.5 x 8.9 x 7.0 cm
$ 400.00

Two fadens at nearly right angles are perched on a thin flake of quartz matrix. You see a lot of fadens on the market in the last several years, yet matrix peices are still somewhat rare.


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Quartz from Wanna, Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5001a.jpg] Quartz from Wanna, Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5001b.jpg]




DZ5004 - Malachite pseudo after Azurite
Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
$ 200.00

A nice rose of azurite crystals with near total pseudomorphism to malachite.


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Malachite pseudo after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5004a.jpg] Malachite pseudo after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5004b.jpg] Malachite pseudo after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5004c.jpg]




DZ0302 - Barite
Santa Lucia, Near Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm
$ 450.00

Beautiful golden barite crystals with nice tabular form. The crystals are zoned with a darker band near the outside edge of the crystals which enhances the golden color.


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Barite from Santa Lucia, Near Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/zowater/DZ0302a.jpg] Barite from Santa Lucia, Near Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/zowater/DZ0302b.jpg]




DZ0305 - Stannite & Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5.9 x 3.1 cm
$ 1500.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 975.00

A nice group of nearly complete tetrahedrons of stannite perched on a clear quartz crystals. Comes with custom milled & engraved base.

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Stannite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0305a.jpg] Stannite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0305b.jpg] Stannite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0305c.jpg] Stannite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0305d.jpg]




DZ1612 - Silver
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 2.9 x 0.5 cm
$ 850.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 552.50

A wonderfully stout silver wire with great striations and patina. The wire is 1cm wide in places but naturally flattened being only .3cm thick.

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Silver from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1612a.jpg] Silver from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1612b.jpg]




DZ1610 - Cassiterite
Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
$ 200.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 130.00

A large single twinned cassiterite crystal with an unusual slightly flattened quartz crystal protruding from the base.

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Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1610a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1610b.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1610c.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1610d.jpg]




DZ1601 - Calcite on Fluorite
Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm
$ 450.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 292.50

This interesting calcite specimen sits on etched fluorite fragments as matrix. The calcite has unusual scalenohedral(?) bodies capped by poker chip like twinned crystals at the top.

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Calcite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1601a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1601b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1601c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1601d.jpg]




DZ1609 - Beryl var. Aquamarine on Albite
Harra Mosh, Dassau, Sassi, Gilgit, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.6 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm
$ 1500.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 975.00

A totally transparent pale blue aquamarine crystal nested in well crystallized albites.

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Beryl var. Aquamarine on Albite from Harra Mosh, Dassau, Sassi, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1609a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine on Albite from Harra Mosh, Dassau, Sassi, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1609b.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine on Albite from Harra Mosh, Dassau, Sassi, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1609c.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine on Albite from Harra Mosh, Dassau, Sassi, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1609d.jpg]




DZ4711 - Goethite
Lake George, Park County, Colorado USA
miniature - 4.5 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
$ 100.00

A group of semilustrous brown goethite crystals in classic sprays typically found in the amazonite pockets.


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Goethite from Lake George, Park County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4711a.jpg] Goethite from Lake George, Park County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4711b.jpg]




DZ4703 - Stibnite with Calcite
Baia Sprie, Romania
miniature - 4.4 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm
$ 125.00

A nearly 360 degree spray of stibnite with calcite. There are a few broken crystals at the base, otherwise this would be a complete floater.


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Stibnite with Calcite from Baia Sprie, Romania [db_pics/zowater/DZ4703a.jpg] Stibnite with Calcite from Baia Sprie, Romania [db_pics/zowater/DZ4703b.jpg]




DZ4710 - Calcite
Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds County, Missouri USA
small cabinet - 9.2 x 6.2 x 5.0 cm
$ 200.00

A group of elongate hexagonal crystals on limestone matrix typical of the locality.


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Calcite from Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds County, Missouri USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4710a.jpg] Calcite from Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds County, Missouri USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4710b.jpg] Calcite from Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds County, Missouri USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4710c.jpg]




DZ4712 - Goethite ps. after Pyrite
Pelican Point, Utah USA
small cabinet - 6.0 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
$ 150.00

Sharp crystals of goethite after pyrite still showing the original pyrite striations. Think of these as Navajún after oxidation.


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Goethite ps. after Pyrite from Pelican Point, Utah USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4712a.jpg] Goethite ps. after Pyrite from Pelican Point, Utah USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4712b.jpg]


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