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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]




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]




DZ5405 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Jaqueto Mine(?), Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 10.1 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
$ 4500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 3150.00

This doubly terminated aquamarine has the classic etched textures known from the Jaqueto Mine. Accompanying labels do not specify Jaqueto, however I am confident of this location.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Jaqueto Mine(?), Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5405a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Jaqueto Mine(?), Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5405b.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Jaqueto Mine(?), Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5405c.jpg]




DZ5406 - Galena on Fluorite
Derbyshire, England
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4.9 x 3.5 cm
$ 1000.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 700.00

Here is an English classic. Slightly flattened galena cube with numerous octahedral and higher order modifications. The galena grows off a matrix of banded fluorite with a small sphalerite crystal on the back. There are also some fluorite cubes intergrown on the front of the galena.

ex R. W. Barstow collection

ex Truro Museum 

ex Phillip Rashleigh collection


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Galena on Fluorite from Derbyshire, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5406a.jpg] Galena on Fluorite from Derbyshire, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5406b.jpg] Galena on Fluorite from Derbyshire, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5406c.jpg] Galena on Fluorite from Derbyshire, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5406d.jpg]




DZ5408 - Cubanite with Calcite
Henderson #2 Quarry, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5.9 x 2.8 cm
$ 2000.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1400.00

This is a great example of an exceptionally rare sulfide. Extremely lustrous, well twinned cubanite crystal in a calcite fracture.


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Cubanite with Calcite from Henderson #2 Quarry, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/zowater/DZ5408a.jpg] Cubanite with Calcite from Henderson #2 Quarry, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/zowater/DZ5408b.jpg] Cubanite with Calcite from Henderson #2 Quarry, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/zowater/DZ5408c.jpg]




DZ5409 - Ilvaite on Calcite
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
small cabinet - 8.8 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
$ 1200.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 840.00

This is a really unusual specimen. The appears to be matrix is a calcite coated stalactite accentuated by a 3.5 cm doubly terminated ilvaite crystal.


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Ilvaite on Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ5409a.jpg] Ilvaite on Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ5409b.jpg]




DZ5502 - Hessite with Quartz
Botes, Alba County, Romania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm
$ 6000.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 4200.00

Hessite from the Botes Mine is perhaps the most iconic telluride known to the collecting community. Here is a great example of this rare silver tellurium mineral.


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Hessite with Quartz from Botes, Alba County, Romania [db_pics/zowater/DZ5502a.jpg] Hessite with Quartz from Botes, Alba County, Romania [db_pics/zowater/DZ5502b.jpg]


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