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DZ5507 - Gold
Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 7.4 x 5.6 x 2.7 cm
$ 5500.00

In recent years, Round Mountain has been the most prolific producers of fine gold specimens in the world. The variety of habits, crystal forms, and aesthetics is mind boggling. Of the thousands of specimens that came out, only a very small percentage came with matrix. This specmen is a classic quartz/adularia vein with leaf gold at the center. The main leaf is nearly 8 cm tall, has great gold color and good luster. There are small crystal growths along the edges. Specimens like this are rapidly becoming classics due to the fact that the mine stopped producing specimens 3 years ago. It is unlikely any new specimens will see the market.


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Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5507a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5507b.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5507c.jpg]




DZ5508 - Tourmaline
Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9.5 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm
$ 1400.00

The most remarkable thing about this specimen is that is 9.5 cm tall and has not been repaired. It is 100% natural with gemmy green color and nice lilac lepidolite at the base.


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Tourmaline from Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5508a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5508b.jpg]




DZ5601 - Topaz
Mogok, Burma
cabinet - 11.2 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm
$ 2500.00

A long prismatic topaz, well terminated at the upper end, and mostly terminated at the opposite end. It is much more elongate than normal topaz crystals. Inside the crystal there is what appears to be a negative crystal, or fluid inclusion, nearly 6mm long.


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Topaz from Mogok, Burma [db_pics/zowater/DZ5601a.jpg] Topaz from Mogok, Burma [db_pics/zowater/DZ5601b.jpg] Topaz from Mogok, Burma [db_pics/zowater/DZ5601c.jpg]




DZ5603 - Chabazite with Calcite on Matrix
West Paterson, New Jersey, USA
cabinet - 10.8 x 10.4 x 7.1 cm
$ 500.00

Nice brown chabazites on calcites from the Traprock deposits of Patterson, New Jersey.


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Chabazite with Calcite on Matrix from West Paterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5603a.jpg] Chabazite with Calcite on Matrix from West Paterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5603b.jpg] Chabazite with Calcite on Matrix from West Paterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5603c.jpg]




DZ5606 - Elbaite with Albite & Muscovite
Tormiq, Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
cabinet - 11.6 x 8.2 x 5.7 cm
$ 4000.00

While the label identifies this as schorl with Elbaite, I think it would be more appropriate to call all of these tourmalines elbaite. If you shine a bright light at the large darker tourmalines, you see a green color. In any case, it is a fine example of sharp lustrous tourmalines in a matrix of muscovite books and albite crystals.


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Elbaite with Albite & Muscovite from Tormiq, Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5606a.jpg] Elbaite with Albite & Muscovite from Tormiq, Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5606b.jpg]




DZ5701 - Almandine Garnet with Muscovite
Springfield, New Hampshire, USA
miniature - 4.6 x 3.1 x 3.0 cm
$ 475.00

A single euhedral garnet perched on a muscovite book.


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Almandine Garnet with Muscovite from Springfield, New Hampshire, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5701a.jpg] Almandine Garnet with Muscovite from Springfield, New Hampshire, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5701b.jpg] Almandine Garnet with Muscovite from Springfield, New Hampshire, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5701c.jpg]




DZ5703 - Realgar
Shimen Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.2 x 3.8 x 2.6
$ 2000.00

Deep red realgars typical of the material that came out in the mid 1990's.


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Realgar from Shimen Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture, Hunan, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ5703a.jpg] Realgar from Shimen Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture, Hunan, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ5703b.jpg] Realgar from Shimen Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture, Hunan, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ5703c.jpg]




DZ5704 - Bornite pseudo after Chalcocite with Malachite
St. Ives, Cumberland, England
small cabinet - 7.1 x 4.0 x 3.2 cm
$ 750.00

Here is an interesting one from England. The old label states the Bornite has been confirmed by x-ray.


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Bornite pseudo after Chalcocite with Malachite from St. Ives, Cumberland, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5704a.jpg] Bornite pseudo after Chalcocite with Malachite from St. Ives, Cumberland, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5704b.jpg] Bornite pseudo after Chalcocite with Malachite from St. Ives, Cumberland, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5704c.jpg]




DZ5708 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8.1 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm
$ 1100.00

A single 8cm tall aquamarine crystal with an interesting banded growth line with apparent fluid inclusions along the structure.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5708a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5708b.jpg]




DZ5709 - Epidote & Quartz
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.6 x 4.3 cm
$ 4500.00

Here we have a fine example of epidote from the famous Green Monster Prospect on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. The epidotes have great luster, sharp crystals, and two of them are doubly terminated. The quartz crystals are in great condition too.


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Epidote & Quartz from Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5709a.jpg] Epidote & Quartz from Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5709b.jpg] Epidote & Quartz from Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5709c.jpg]




DZ5802 - Witherite
Fallowfield Mine, Northumberland, England
miniature - 5.0 x 4.5 x 4.1 cm
$ 800.00

A classic English witherite consisting of numerous, elongate, parallel growth crystals averaging 3.0 x 1.0 cm. 


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Witherite from Fallowfield Mine, Northumberland, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5802a.jpg] Witherite from Fallowfield Mine, Northumberland, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5802b.jpg]




DZ5803 - Sphalerite
Emperius Mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.7 x 2.7 cm
$ 500.00

This sphalerite and chalcopyrite specimen looks to be the edge of a vein, growing into open space. However, there is no wall rock matrix present.


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Sphalerite from Emperius Mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5803a.jpg] Sphalerite from Emperius Mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5803b.jpg] Sphalerite from Emperius Mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5803c.jpg]




DZ5804 - Spodumene var. Kunzite
Kunar Province, Afghanistan
cabinet - 13.0 x 4.3 x 1.5 cm
$ 2000.00

Large doubly terminated kunzite crystal with consistant pink color throughout. As is normal, the intensity of the color is much stronger when viewed down the c-axis.


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Spodumene var. Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5804a.jpg] Spodumene var. Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5804b.jpg]




DZ5805 - Wulfenite
Defiance Mine, Cochise County, Arizona USA
small cabinet - 7.8 x 5.1 x 4.9 cm
$ 2100.00

An Arizona classic. Isolated wulfenite crystals with almost a christmas tree like habit growing out of a base consisting of smaller wulfenite crystals. The largest crystals are 4.5 cm tall.


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Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Cochise County, Arizona USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5805a.jpg] Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Cochise County, Arizona USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5805b.jpg] Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Cochise County, Arizona USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5805c.jpg]




DZ5807 - Smithsonite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8.0 x 5.3 x 5.3 cm
$ 2000.00

A nice group of cobaltoan smithsonites with a pale pink color. Some of the crystals are doubly terminated.


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ5807a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ5807b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ5807c.jpg]


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