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DZ1301 - Cassiterite
Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
miniature - 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm
$ 500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 350.00

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 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 595.00

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]




DZ1303 - Clinochlore
Tilly Foster Mine, Brewster, New York USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.6 cm
$ 750.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 525.00

Clinochlore is a relatively rare mineral from the chlorite group. This specimen has two books of clinochlore, perched on a matrix of chondrodite, magnetite and calcite.


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Clinochlore from Tilly Foster Mine, Brewster, New York USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1303a.jpg] Clinochlore from Tilly Foster Mine, Brewster, New York USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1303b.jpg] Clinochlore from Tilly Foster Mine, Brewster, New York USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1303c.jpg]




DZ2006 - Grossular on Diopside
Jeffery Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.1 x 3.9 x 1.4 cm
$ 600.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 420.00

A thin flake of green diopside with intergrown grossular. I must be thirsty, because the I see the color of the garnet as something between cream soda and root beer.


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Grossular on Diopside from Jeffery Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/zowater/DZ2006a.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Jeffery Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/zowater/DZ2006b.jpg]




DZ1308 - Sphalerite on Dolomite
Penfield Quarry, New York USA
cabinet - 10.2 x 7.4 x 6.7 cm
$ 500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 350.00

Two gemmy honey brown sphalerite crystals nestled in a matrix of off-white dolomite. Parts of the sphalerite appear to be facetable.


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Sphalerite on Dolomite from Penfield Quarry, New York USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1308a.jpg] Sphalerite on Dolomite from Penfield Quarry, New York USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1308b.jpg] Sphalerite on Dolomite from Penfield Quarry, New York USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1308c.jpg]




DZ0804 - Elbaite
Betafo District, Anjana-Bonina, Madagascar
small cabinet - 9.3 x 4.1 x 2.8 cm
$ 1400.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 980.00

A perfect floater crystal with pyramidal termination on one end, and basal pinacoid at the other end. Color zoning is from a yellow-green to a root beer brown. The color is fairly dark at the center, but with a bright backlight you can tell it is transparent.


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Elbaite from Betafo District, Anjana-Bonina, Madagascar [db_pics/zowater/DZ0804a.jpg] Elbaite from Betafo District, Anjana-Bonina, Madagascar [db_pics/zowater/DZ0804b.jpg]




DZ0805 - Barite
Meikle Mine, Goldstrike Pocket, 4480 Ramp, Bootstrap District, Elko County, Nevada USA
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm
$ 1000.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 700.00

Gem golden barite mined by Casey Jones in the late 90's.


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Barite from Meikle Mine, Goldstrike Pocket, 4480 Ramp, Bootstrap District, Elko County, Nevada USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0805a.jpg] Barite from Meikle Mine, Goldstrike Pocket, 4480 Ramp, Bootstrap District, Elko County, Nevada USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0805b.jpg]




DZ0801 - Copper
Pewabic Lode, Quincy Mine, Hancock, Michigan
small cabinet - 7.0 x 3.6 x 3.0 cm
$ 700.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 490.00

Coarse arrowhead tipped copper crystals growing in a herringbone pattern. Unusual for Michigan, this specimen has tiny quartz druse covering parts of the copper.


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Copper from Pewabic Lode, Quincy Mine, Hancock, Michigan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0801a.jpg] Copper from Pewabic Lode, Quincy Mine, Hancock, Michigan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0801b.jpg]




DZ0807 - Brookite & Quartz
Kharan, Baluchistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.4 x 6.4 x 4.4 cm
$ 600.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 420.00

Mostly transparent, doubly terminated, 2.7 cm brookite crystal standing upright on a textureless matrix with a few quartz crystals.


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Brookite & Quartz from Kharan, Baluchistan, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0807a.jpg] Brookite & Quartz from Kharan, Baluchistan, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0807b.jpg]




DZ3405 - Acanthite on Polybasite
Level 407, San Juan de Reyas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.4 x 4.9 x 3.9 cm
$ 750.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 525.00

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




DZ3407 - Rutile on Quartz
Binnenthal, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5.3 x 3.6 cm
$ 250.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 175.00

An 11mm doubly terminated rutile crystal in quartz.


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Rutile on Quartz from Binnenthal, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ3407a.jpg] Rutile on Quartz from Binnenthal, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ3407b.jpg]




DZ3410 - Scheelite on Muscovite
Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China
cabinet - 13.3 x 8.3 x 3.6 cm
$ 900.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 630.00

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]




DZ5007 - Topaz
Devil's Head, Douglas County, Colorado USA
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm
$ 50.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 35.00

Cute little topaz thumbnail on a red iron stained matrix of albite and microcline. The topaz is transparent and highly lustrous with interesting growth patterns.


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Topaz from Devil's Head, Douglas County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5007a.jpg] Topaz from Devil's Head, Douglas County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5007b.jpg] Topaz from Devil's Head, Douglas County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5007c.jpg]




DZ5003 - Quartz var. Amethyst on Quartz
Ankazobe-Toamasina, Madagascar
cabinet - 9.6 x 5.6 x 5.4 cm
$ 450.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 315.00

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 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 280.00

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]


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