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DZ3501 - Arsenopyrite
Harding Vein, Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 5.6 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm
$ 750.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 525.00

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 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1750.00

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 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 280.00

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 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 52.50

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]




DZ3509 - Biotite
Craftsbury, Vermont, USA
small cabinet - 8.3 x 5.8 x 4.1 cm
$ 225.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 157.50

An unusual spherical mass of biotite from what must be a biotite gneiss.

ex S. & J. Cares collection


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Biotite from Craftsbury, Vermont, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3509a.jpg] Biotite from Craftsbury, Vermont, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3509b.jpg]




DZ5302 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.4 cm
$ 2000.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1400.00

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 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 3150.00

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]




DZ5305 - Bornite
Carn Brae Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England
miniature - 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.0 cm
$ 650.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 455.00

This is a little jewel. Numerous complexly twinning bornite crystals perched on a carbonate matrix.

Historic labels document provenance from the Harvard Museum and the A. F. Holden Collection.


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Bornite from Carn Brae Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5305a.jpg] Bornite from Carn Brae Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5305b.jpg]




DZ5306 - Copper included Calcite
Quincy Mine, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5.1 x 3.1 cm
$ 2000.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1400.00

This specimen speaks for itself. It is a great example of copper included in caclite from Michigan.


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Copper included Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton County, Michigan, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5306a.jpg] Copper included Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton County, Michigan, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5306b.jpg] Copper included Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton County, Michigan, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5306c.jpg]




DZ5308 - Beryl
Sapucaia do Norte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
$ 1650.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1155.00

An interesting example of Beryl with etching similar to the famous Jaqueto Mine, but with a color intermediate between heliodor and aquamarine.


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Beryl from Sapucaia do Norte, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5308a.jpg] Beryl from Sapucaia do Norte, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5308b.jpg] Beryl from Sapucaia do Norte, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5308c.jpg]




DZ5310 - Phenakite
Rio Piracicaba (São Miguel de Piracicaba), Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm
$ 375.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 262.50

An exceptionally large somewhat tabular phenakite crystal, unfortunately with no matrix.


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Phenakite from Rio Piracicaba (São Miguel de Piracicaba), Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5310a.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 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 875.00

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]




DZ5401 - Stephanite & Quartz
Veta Grande, Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.1 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm
$ 6250.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 4375.00

A great old-time Mexican classic. Doubly terminated stephanite on a matrix of quartz druse with smaller silver sulfosalts. Great specimens came out of xx in the 80's and earlier, and almost no production has hit the market since the early 90's.


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Stephanite & Quartz from Veta Grande, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5401a.jpg] Stephanite & Quartz from Veta Grande, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5401b.jpg] Stephanite & Quartz from Veta Grande, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5401c.jpg]




DZ5402 - Azurite
Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.4 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm
$ 2600.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1820.00

A fine example of the famous azurite roses from Bisbee.


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Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5402a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5402b.jpg]




DZ5403 - Epidote with Calcite
Knappenwand, Austria
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5.7 x 3.6 cm
$ 1800.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1260.00

A European classic with exceptional presentation. While the epidotes are not large, the associated byssolite and calcite crystals set this apart from your average Knappenwand specimen. Additionally, it has historic labels which are likely post WW2.


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Epidote with Calcite from Knappenwand, Austria [db_pics/zowater/DZ5403a.jpg] Epidote with Calcite from Knappenwand, Austria [db_pics/zowater/DZ5403b.jpg]


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