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DZ1303 - Clinochlore
Tilly Foster Mine, Brewster, New York USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.6 cm
$ 750.00

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

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

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

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, Bookstrap District, Elko County, Nevada USA
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm
$ 1000.00

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


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

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

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

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 25.00% OFF TO $ 187.50

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

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

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

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 25.00% OFF TO $ 300.00

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]




DZ5002 - Molybdenite
Crown Point Mine, Holden, Lake Chelan, Washington USA
cabinet - 11.7 x 6.2 x 5.5 cm
$ 2500.00

This is a truly exceptional molybdenite specimen. Molybdenites usually form without pyramidal terminations (basal pinachoid). This specimen has two crystals; one of which is doubly terminated as a bipyramidal crystal, while the other has a pyramid termination on one side with the other side hidden beneath the quartz matrix. This specimen came from the Mike Groben collection. He aquired it in 1961 via exchange with Ed McDole. Its a great specimen with great provenance.

ex Mike Groben collection.


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Molybdenite from Crown Point Mine, Holden, Lake Chelan, Washington USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5002a.jpg] Molybdenite from Crown Point Mine, Holden, Lake Chelan, Washington USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5002b.jpg] Molybdenite from Crown Point Mine, Holden, Lake Chelan, Washington USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5002c.jpg]




DZ5004 - Malachite peudo 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 peudo after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5004a.jpg] Malachite peudo after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5004b.jpg] Malachite peudo after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5004c.jpg]


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