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DZ4208 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm
$ 750.00

This is one of the most unusual aquamarines I have ever seen. A flat tabular crystal with etched resorption textures. It is still highly lustrous on all faces. The pinacoid surface has deeply etched lines paralleling the prism faces. It's just neat!


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ4208a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ4208b.jpg]




DZ4210 - Quartz var. Ametrine
Anahi Mine, La Gaiba mining district, Sandoval Province, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
small cabinet - 8.1 x 4.0 x 3.3 cm
$ 300.00 DISCOUNTED 25.00% OFF TO $ 225.00

These Ametrine specimens are unique to the Anahi Mine. They are elongate prismatic crystals with unusual etching on the prism faces, and relatively intact pyramidal faces. With backlighting, the crystal displays its amethyst and citrine zones parallel to the c-axis. When you look down the c-axis, you see the amethyst and citrine alternate in pie shaped wedges.


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Quartz var. Ametrine from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba mining district, Sandoval Province, Santa Cruz, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ4210a.jpg] Quartz var. Ametrine from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba mining district, Sandoval Province, Santa Cruz, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ4210b.jpg] Quartz var. Ametrine from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba mining district, Sandoval Province, Santa Cruz, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ4210c.jpg]




DZ4209 - Opal var. Hyalite
Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4.9 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm
$ 250.00 DISCOUNTED 25.00% OFF TO $ 187.50

I love these specimens! The opal has a faint yellow green hue to it, and like most hyalite specimens, is strongly fluorescent under UV light. What sets these apart is the presence of trace amounts amounts of the Uranyl (UO2) molecule, which causes daylight fluoresence. These hit the market a few years ago, and people soon realized there was more value in them as jewlrey rather than specimens, making good pieces hard to come by.

 


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Opal var. Hyalite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ4209a.jpg] Opal var. Hyalite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ4209b.jpg]




DZ4205 - Silver on Acanthite
Imiter Mine, Quarzazate Province, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm
$ 1000.00

A mass of thin curly silver wires eminate from a base of solid acanthite with some blue copper staining. Little bits of calcite can be seen both in the matrix and with the wires, suggesting that this may actually be a legitamite specimen and not grown in an oven like so many of the Moroccan pieces. 


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Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Quarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/zowater/DZ4205a.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Quarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/zowater/DZ4205b.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Quarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/zowater/DZ4205c.jpg]




DZ4202 - Orthoclase
Canton, Uri, Switzerland
small cabinet - 5.4 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
$ 125.00

A snow white super sharp adularia stands up from a matrix of smaller adularias and flattened quartz crystals.


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Orthoclase from Canton, Uri, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ4202a.jpg] Orthoclase from Canton, Uri, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ4202b.jpg]




DZ4203 - Chalcopyrite on Chalcocite
Daye Copper Mine, Huangshi, Hubei Province, China
miniature - 3.9 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm
$ 450.00

Thin needles of chalcocite are coated by stalagtictic-like growths of chalcopyrite. The slight oxidation of the chalcopyrite yields beautiful iridescent blue and green tarnish.


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Chalcopyrite on Chalcocite from Daye Copper Mine, Huangshi, Hubei Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ4203a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Chalcocite from Daye Copper Mine, Huangshi, Hubei Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ4203c.jpg]




DZ3201 - Vauxite
Mina Huanuni, Oruro, Bolivia
miniature - 5.0 x 4.8 x 1.6 cm
$ 150.00

A thin crust of thin blue vauxite crystals that originally grew on sulfides.


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Vauxite from Mina Huanuni, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ3201b.jpg]




DZ3212 - Quartz var. Amethyst
Fanklin County, North Carolina USA
miniature - 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
$ 40.00

Complex morphology scepters of Amethyst on white quartz matrix. In writing the description I see this piece is in desperate need of a bath.


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Quartz var. Amethyst from Fanklin County, North Carolina USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3212a.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Fanklin County, North Carolina USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3212b.jpg]




DZ3208 - Prehnite
New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 8.7 x 4.6 x 4.4 cm
$ 50.00

An angular cast or vug lined in greenish grey prehnite crystals.


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Prehnite from New Jersey, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3208a.jpg]




DZ3204 - Goethite
Lake George, Colorado
miniature - 4.1 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm
$ 100.00

A nice spray of lustrous goethite needles.


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Goethite from Lake George, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ3204a.jpg] Goethite from Lake George, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ3204b.jpg]




DZ3205 - Orthoclase & Chlorite
St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm
$ 350.00

A nice group of twinned adularia crystals coated in chlorite typical of the locality.


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Orthoclase & Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ3205a.jpg] Orthoclase & Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ3205b.jpg] Orthoclase & Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ3205c.jpg]




DZ3202 - Goethite ps. after Siderite with Topaz on Albite
2nd Mesabl Claim, Park County, Colorado
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm
$ 250.00

Amazingly the siderite crysals still have good luster. The topaz crystals are small but gemmy.


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Goethite ps. after Siderite with Topaz on Albite from 2nd Mesabl Claim, Park County, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ3202a.jpg] Goethite ps. after Siderite with Topaz on Albite from 2nd Mesabl Claim, Park County, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ3202b.jpg]




DZ1301 - Cassiterite
Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
miniature - 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm
$ 500.00

A nice grouping of unusually large cassiterites with quartz.


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Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1301a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1301b.jpg]




DZ1302 - Hubnerite with Quartz
Pasta Bueno, Peru
cabinet - 11.0 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm
$ 850.00

A large hubnerite with quartz typical of the material mined in the mid 80's.

ex Joel Bartsch collection


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Hubnerite with Quartz from Pasta Bueno, Peru [db_pics/zowater/DZ1302a.jpg] Hubnerite with Quartz from Pasta Bueno, Peru [db_pics/zowater/DZ1302b.jpg]




DZ2005 - Copper
Itauz Mine, Karagandy Oblast, Kazakhstan
small cabinet - 6.2 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm
$ 600.00

A fantastic group of herringbone leaves growing off of a center spinel law twinned crystal. The specimen has a dusting of cuprite on the surface. This mine has produced some of the finest herringbone crystals known.


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Copper from Itauz Mine, Karagandy Oblast, Kazakhstan [db_pics/zowater/DZ2005ajpg.jpg] Copper from Itauz Mine, Karagandy Oblast, Kazakhstan [db_pics/zowater/DZ2005b.jpg]


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