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DZ3306 - Cuprite with Malachite Coating
Emke Mine, Onganja, Africa
miniature - 5.0 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm
$ 650.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 455.00

Classic malachite coated cuprites with associated carbonate minerals coating gossenous stalactites. The carbonate looks like smithsonite, but calcite is also prevelant at the mine.


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Cuprite with Malachite Coating from Emke Mine, Onganja, Africa [db_pics/zowater/DZ3306a.jpg] Cuprite with Malachite Coating from Emke Mine, Onganja, Africa [db_pics/zowater/DZ3306b.jpg]




DZ3307 - Siderite
Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5.0 x 2.6 cm
$ 100.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 70.00

Semi-transparent siderite crystals with small white dolomite crystals on the back.


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Siderite from Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ3307a.jpg] Siderite from Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ3307b.jpg]




DZ3309 - Adamite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.6 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm
$ 400.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 280.00

Unusually large adamite crystals. The light tan color may be due to iron oxide inclusions


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Adamite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ3309a.jpg] Adamite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ3309b.jpg]




DZ3310 - Rutile on Kyanite
Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia USA
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm
$ 500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 350.00

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]




DZ0901 - Betekhtinite
Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5.7 x 2.6
$ 900.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 630.00

A surprisingly good example of a rare copper lead sulfosalt.


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Betekhtinite from Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0901a.jpg] Betekhtinite from Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0901b.jpg]




DZ0902 - Chalcocite
Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin USA
thumbnail - 4.1 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
$ 500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 350.00

This chalcocite exhibits sharp crystals, nice aesthetics, and an attractive blue to purple patina depending on orientation.

Mined by Casey Jones in the mid 90's.


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Chalcocite from Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0902a.jpg] Chalcocite from Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0902b.jpg] Chalcocite from Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0902c.jpg]




DZ0903 - Descloizite
Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.5 x 3.9 cm
$ 200.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 140.00

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




DZ0906 - Apophyllite
Poonah, India
thumbnail - 8.1 x 5.7 x 4.0 cm
$ 100.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 70.00

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/zowater/DZ0906a.jpg] Apophyllite from Poonah, India [db_pics/zowater/DZ0906b.jpg]




DZ0907 - Calcite
Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois USA
small cabinet - 7.6 x 5.7 x 5.2 cm
$ 600.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 420.00

A large sherry colored calcite nested in smaller gemmy calcites on one side, and sphalerite crystals on the other.


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Calcite from Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0907a.jpg]




DZ1901 - Benitoite & Neptunite
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.0 x 2.8 cm
$ 1750.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1225.00

A sale that benefits John Veevaert's widow featuring a specimen originally sold by John to Don Zowader. As most of you know, Benitoite was John's favorite species. This is a great example with a complete blue benitoite triangle perched on neptunite.


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Benitoite & Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1901a.jpg] Benitoite & Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1901b.jpg]




DZ1903 - Tourmaline var. Elbaite
Mt. Apatite, Auburn, Maine
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.0 x 0.4 cm
$ 300.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 210.00

An unusual flattened gem tourmaline crystal. Oddly, it only has five sides as if one half of the crystal is missing, yet the entire piece has natural crystal growth.


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Tourmaline var. Elbaite from Mt. Apatite, Auburn, Maine [db_pics/zowater/DZ1903a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Elbaite from Mt. Apatite, Auburn, Maine [db_pics/zowater/DZ1903b.jpg]




DZ1907 - Silver
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.0 cm
$ 600.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 420.00

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 30.00% OFF TO $ 350.00

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 30.00% OFF TO $ 175.00

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




DZ1912 - Arsenopyrite on Quartz with Muscovite
Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
small cabinet - 8.6 x 5.5 x 5.4 cm
$ 750.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 525.00

After all these years of collecting, Panasqueira is still one of my favorite localities. This specimen has a single euhedral quartz crystal with an unusual and appealing luster on the pyramidal faces. The back half of the quartz crystal is draped in small muscovite books. Several large arsenpyrite crystals eminate from within the quartz to form a crown on the top.


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Arsenopyrite on Quartz with Muscovite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/zowater/DZ1912a.jpg] Arsenopyrite on Quartz with Muscovite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/zowater/DZ1912b.jpg]


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