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DZ5308 - Beryl
Sapucaia do Norte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
$ 1650.00

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]




DZ5309 - Scheelite on Muscovite with Beryl
Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China
small cabinet - 7.0 x 5.0 x 2.7 cm
$ 625.00

A great example of greisen minerals. The specimen is a muscovite vein with intergrown tabular beryls and a gemmy scheelite. The beryls are almost as colorless as the tiny quartz crystals growing out of the muscovite.


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Scheelite on Muscovite with Beryl from Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ5309a.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite with Beryl from Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ5309b.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite with Beryl from Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ5309c.jpg]




DZ5310 - Phenakite
Brazil
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm
$ 375.00

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


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Phenakite from 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]




DZ5410 - Native Bismuth on Dolomite
Ore Mountains, Schlema Shaft, Saxony, East Germany
small cabinet - 9.4 x 6.3 x 4.0 cm
$ 2800.00

Several large Bismuth crystals in a matrix of dolomite, quartz, skutterudite and erythrite.


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Native Bismuth on Dolomite from Ore Mountains, Schlema Shaft, Saxony, East Germany [db_pics/zowater/DZ5410a.jpg] Native Bismuth on Dolomite from Ore Mountains, Schlema Shaft, Saxony, East Germany [db_pics/zowater/DZ5410b.jpg] Native Bismuth on Dolomite from Ore Mountains, Schlema Shaft, Saxony, East Germany [db_pics/zowater/DZ5410c.jpg]




DZ5501 - Tourmaline
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9.0 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm
$ 400.00

A single gem tourmaline pencil grading from blue to bluegreen. The color reminds me of some Santa Rosa tourmalines.


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Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5501a.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5501b.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5501c.jpg]




DZ5502 - Hessite with Quartz
Botes, Alba County, Romania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm
$ 6000.00

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]




DZ5503 - Tourmaline
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, USA
small cabinet - 6.1 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm
$ 425.00

A single gemmy pink tourmaline with slight greenish color at the upper termination.


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5503a.jpg]


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