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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]




DZ5504 - Tourmaline
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, USA
small cabinet - 5.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm
$ 220.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 154.00

Bi-colored pink and green, doubly terminated, floater tourmaline crystal.


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5504a.jpg]




DZ5507 - Gold
Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 7.4 x 5.6 x 2.7 cm
$ 5500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 3850.00

In recent years, Round Mountain has been the most prolific producers of fine gold specimens in the world. The variety of habits, crystal forms, and aesthetics is mind boggling. Of the thousands of specimens that came out, only a very small percentage came with matrix. This specmen is a classic quartz/adularia vein with leaf gold at the center. The main leaf is nearly 8 cm tall, has great gold color and good luster. There are small crystal growths along the edges. Specimens like this are rapidly becoming classics due to the fact that the mine stopped producing specimens 3 years ago. It is unlikely any new specimens will see the market.


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Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5507a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5507b.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5507c.jpg]




DZ5508 - Tourmaline
Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9.3 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm
$ 1400.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 980.00

The most remarkable thing about this specimen is that is 9.5 cm tall and has not been repaired. It is 100% natural with gemmy green color and nice lilac lepidolite at the base.


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Tourmaline from Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5508a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5508b.jpg]




DZ5601 - Topaz
Mogok, Burma
cabinet - 11.2 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm
$ 2500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1750.00

A long prismatic topaz, well terminated at the upper end, and mostly terminated at the opposite end. It is much more elongate than normal topaz crystals. Inside the crystal there is what appears to be a negative crystal, or fluid inclusion, nearly 6mm long.


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Topaz from Mogok, Burma [db_pics/zowater/DZ5601a.jpg] Topaz from Mogok, Burma [db_pics/zowater/DZ5601b.jpg] Topaz from Mogok, Burma [db_pics/zowater/DZ5601c.jpg]




DZ5602 - Reibeckite on Quartz
St. Peters Dome, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 8.4 x 5.2 x 5.1 cm
$ 1500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1050.00

I normally think of Reibeckite as a rock forming mineral, but this one is a bonafied specimen. The crystal is 8.3 x 1.6 cm and is actually terminated at one end. It has great provenance, having been in the Barbara Muntyan Collections, and before that in the Clarence Coil Collection.


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Reibeckite on Quartz from St. Peters Dome, El Paso County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5602a.jpg] Reibeckite on Quartz from St. Peters Dome, El Paso County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5602b.jpg] Reibeckite on Quartz from St. Peters Dome, El Paso County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5602c.jpg]




DZ5603 - Chabazite with Calcite on Matrix
West Paterson, New Jersey, USA
cabinet - 10.8 x 10.4 x 7.1 cm
$ 500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 350.00

Nice brown chabazites on calcites from the Traprock deposits of Patterson, New Jersey.


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Chabazite with Calcite on Matrix from West Paterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5603a.jpg] Chabazite with Calcite on Matrix from West Paterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5603b.jpg] Chabazite with Calcite on Matrix from West Paterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5603c.jpg]




DZ5606 - Schorl and Elbaite with Albite & Muscovite
Tormiq, Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
cabinet - 11.6 x 8.2 x 5.7 cm
$ 4000.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 2800.00

While the label identifies this as schorl with Elbaite, I think it would be more appropriate to call all of these tourmalines elbaite. If you shine a bright light at the large darker tourmalines, you see a green color. In any case, it is a fine example of sharp lustrous tourmalines in a matrix of muscovite books and albite crystals.


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Schorl and Elbaite with Albite & Muscovite from Tormiq, Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5606a.jpg] Schorl and Elbaite with Albite & Muscovite from Tormiq, Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5606b.jpg]




DZ5605 - Topaz on Quartz
Klein Spitzkoppe, Namibia
cabinet - 13.8 x 6.9 x 6.4 cm
$ 2500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1750.00

While the market has seen topaz from the Erongo Mountains recently, there have been very few from Spitzkoppe since the 1980's. This is an exceptionally good example of a single topaz growing on the side of a smoky quartz.


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Topaz on Quartz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ5605a.jpg] Topaz on Quartz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ5605b.jpg]




DZ5701 - Almandine Garnet with Muscovite
Springfield, New Hampshire, USA
miniature - 4.6 x 3.1 x 3.0 cm
$ 475.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 332.50

A single euhedral garnet perched on a muscovite book.


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Almandine Garnet with Muscovite from Springfield, New Hampshire, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5701a.jpg] Almandine Garnet with Muscovite from Springfield, New Hampshire, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5701b.jpg] Almandine Garnet with Muscovite from Springfield, New Hampshire, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5701c.jpg]




DZ5702 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado USA
small cabinet - 5.6 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm
$ 875.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 612.50

The "other" rhodo locality in Colorado. Here we have a classic pink rhodochrosite on white drusy quartz.


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Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5702a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5702b.jpg]


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