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DZ3310 - Rutile on Kyanite
Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia USA
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm
$ 500.00

Super lustrous twinned rutile crystal in a intergrown mass of kyanite crystals replaced by Fe/Mn oxides.


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Rutile on Kyanite from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3310a.jpg] Rutile on Kyanite from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3310b.jpg]




ML00610 - Epidote on Quartz
Waxi Quartz Quarry, Meigu County, Sichuan Province, China
small cabinet - 7.6 x 6.0 x 2.0 cm
$ 350.00

A group of lustrous quartz crystals with amethyst and hematite phantoms. Clusters of epidote are partally included in the outermost layer of transparent quartz.

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Epidote on Quartz from Waxi Quartz Quarry, Meigu County, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00610a.jpg] Epidote on Quartz from Waxi Quartz Quarry, Meigu County, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00610b.jpg] Epidote on Quartz from Waxi Quartz Quarry, Meigu County, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00610c.jpg] Epidote on Quartz from Waxi Quartz Quarry, Meigu County, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00610d.jpg]




ML00595 - Gold with Galena & Pyrrhotite
980' Level, Kensington Mine, Berners Bay, Alaska, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 4.7 x 3.4 cm
$ 500.00

The original Kensington Mine ceased operations in 1928. The mine is now currently in production having secured permits for operations in 2005. This specimen was collected in April of 1993, presumably by someone doing exploration in the area. I visited the mine site in 1987, and collected samples at the surface that ran 2 oz/ton, but never saw any visible gold. In fact, this is the only visible gold specimen I have ever seen available from the mine. 


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Gold with Galena & Pyrrhotite from 980' Level, Kensington Mine, Berners Bay, Alaska, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00595a.jpg] Gold with Galena & Pyrrhotite from 980' Level, Kensington Mine, Berners Bay, Alaska, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00595b.jpg] Gold with Galena & Pyrrhotite from 980' Level, Kensington Mine, Berners Bay, Alaska, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00595c.jpg] Gold with Galena & Pyrrhotite from 980' Level, Kensington Mine, Berners Bay, Alaska, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00595d.jpg]




DZ0903 - Descloizite
Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.5 x 3.9 cm
$ 200.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 130.00

Descloizites are typically thought of as a black mineral. These crystals, however, are light brown on the edges and semi-transluscent. They are accented by tiny dolomites on both the crystals and matrix.

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Descloizite from Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0903a.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0903b.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0903c.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0903d.jpg]




DZ0906 - Apophyllite
Poonah, India
small cabinet - 8.1 x 5.7 x 4.0 cm
$ 100.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 65.00

Normally I don't get to excited about an apophyllite from India, however this piece must have been one of the earlier specimens to reach the US market. It was at one time sold by Schortmann's, has been in the Karabachic Collection, and also the Art Montgomergy Collection.

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Apophyllite from Poonah, India [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0906a.jpg] Apophyllite from Poonah, India [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0906b.jpg] Apophyllite from Poonah, India [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0906c.jpg] Apophyllite from Poonah, India [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0906d.jpg]




DZ1907 - Silver
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.0 cm
$ 600.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 390.00

Silvers from Batopilas are frequently very thin. This piece is unusual in that is has thicker crystals and better 3D growth. The herringbone textures are well developed, showing great twinning.

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Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1907a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1907b.jpg]




DZ1909 - Bournonite
Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 4.8 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm
$ 500.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 325.00

Classic cogwheel twinning. The bottom surface looks a little rough, but on close inspection it is terminated all the way through. The rough texture is likely due to growth inhibition from the pyrite matrix.

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Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1909a.jpg] Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1909b.jpg] Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1909c.jpg]




DZ1910 - Skutterudite
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
small cabinet - 9.3 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm
$ 250.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 162.50

Highly lustrous pyritohedrons of skutterudite on a matrix of massive skutterudite and calcite.

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Skutterudite from Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1910a.jpg] Skutterudite from Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1910b.jpg] Skutterudite from Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1910c.jpg]




DZ3501 - Arsenopyrite
Harding Vein, Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 5.6 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm
$ 750.00

Arsenopyrite and quartz specimen collected by R. Barstow in August 1978.

 


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Arsenopyrite from Harding Vein, Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ3501a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Harding Vein, Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ3501b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Harding Vein, Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ3501c.jpg]




DZ3502 - Cuprite
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5.0 x 4.4 cm
$ 2500.00

Two exceptionally large cuprite octahedrons in parallel growth. All of the faces appear to be in optical continuity.


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Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ3502a.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ3502b.jpg]




DZ3505 - Apophyllite on Stilbite
Jalgaon, Northern Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5.9 x 5.6 cm
$ 400.00

Here we have an unusual situation; a single apophyllite crystal surrounded by a garland of stilbite.


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Apophyllite on Stilbite from Jalgaon, Northern Maharashtra, India [db_pics/zowater/DZ3505a.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Jalgaon, Northern Maharashtra, India [db_pics/zowater/DZ3505b.jpg]




DZ3507 - Almandine Garnet
Marawitza, Hungary
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5.4 x 3.6 cm
$ 75.00

Here is a great specimen for the geologist who loves skarn deposits. A matrix of what looks to be tremolite is rimmed by lustrous almandine garnets with a small calcite fro contrast. The only drawback being the saw cut surface on the left side of the specimen.


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Almandine Garnet from Marawitza, Hungary [db_pics/zowater/DZ3507a.jpg] Almandine Garnet from Marawitza, Hungary [db_pics/zowater/DZ3507b.jpg]




DZ5302 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.4 cm
$ 2000.00

A highly etched, gemmy aquamarine crystal with a really unusual hole at the top that must be the result of some form of growth inhibition. It has an unusual shape, yet it is all crystallized.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5302a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5302b.jpg]




DZ5303 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Doi Ty Mine, Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
miniature - 3.9 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm
$ 4500.00

Aquamarines from Vietnam are perhaps my favorite of all localities due to the deeply saturated blue color. This is an exceptonal example from the locality.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Doi Ty Mine, Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/zowater/DZ5303a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Doi Ty Mine, Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/zowater/DZ5303b.jpg]




DZ5312 - Apatite with Quartz & Siderite
Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
miniature - 4.6 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
$ 1250.00

A nice association piece with blue apatite, quartz, siderite, and arsenopyrite. Typical of apatites from this location, the color of the crystal is a presentation of lighting and can grade from a greyish blue to a greenish.


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Apatite with Quartz & Siderite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/zowater/DZ5312a.jpg] Apatite with Quartz & Siderite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/zowater/DZ5312b.jpg]


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