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DZ5705 - Pyromorphite
Badem, Nassau, Germany
small cabinet - 6.2 x 2.8 x 1.6 cm
$ 1500.00

A true German classic: pyromorphite from Badem. This piece is nearly a floater with only a 0.5 cm contact at the base where it came off the matrix.


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Pyromorphite from Badem, Nassau, Germany [db_pics/zowater/DZ5705a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Badem, Nassau, Germany [db_pics/zowater/DZ5705b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Badem, Nassau, Germany [db_pics/zowater/DZ5705c.jpg]




DZ5707 - Bournonite Cogwheels on Quartz
Liskeard, Cornwall, England
small cabinet - 7.0 x 6.5 x 4.0 cm
$ 2500.00

Bournonites from the Liskeard District used to be considered the finest known, however the Yaogangxiang Mine has redefined the standard of excellence. That said, pieces from Liskeard are still iconic, and this is a very fine example showing classically twinned crystals standing upright on quartz matrix.


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Bournonite Cogwheels on Quartz from Liskeard, Cornwall, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5707a.jpg] Bournonite Cogwheels on Quartz from Liskeard, Cornwall, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5707b.jpg] Bournonite Cogwheels on Quartz from Liskeard, Cornwall, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5707c.jpg]




DZ5708 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8.1 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm
$ 1100.00

A single 8cm tall aquamarine crystal with an interesting banded growth line with apparent fluid inclusions along the structure.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5708a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5708b.jpg]




DZ5709 - Epidote & Quartz
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.6 x 4.3 cm
$ 4500.00

Here we have a fine example of epidote from the famous Green Monster Prospect on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. The epidotes have great luster, sharp crystals, and two of them are doubly terminated. The quartz crystals are in great condition too.


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Epidote & Quartz from Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5709a.jpg] Epidote & Quartz from Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5709b.jpg] Epidote & Quartz from Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5709c.jpg]




DZ5710 - Quartz Gwindel
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Grisons, Switzerland
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.0 x 3.0 cm
$ 3000.00

Classic Swiss gwindel with excellent transparency, a strong twist, and only a touch of chlorite on the pyramidal faces.


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Quartz Gwindel from Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Grisons, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ5710a.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Grisons, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ5710b.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Grisons, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ5710c.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Grisons, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ5710d.jpg]




DZ5801 - Tourmaline
Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.0 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm
$ 1150.00

A nice bi-colored tourmaline; pale green at the base, grading upwards to a gemmy pink top.


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Tourmaline from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5801a.jpg] Tourmaline from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5801b.jpg]




DZ5802 - Witherite
Fallowfield Mine, Northumberland, England
miniature - 5.0 x 4.5 x 4.1 cm
$ 800.00

A classic English witherite consisting of numerous, elongate, parallel growth crystals averaging 3.0 x 1.0 cm. 


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Witherite from Fallowfield Mine, Northumberland, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5802a.jpg] Witherite from Fallowfield Mine, Northumberland, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5802b.jpg]




DZ5803 - Sphalerite
Emperius Mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.7 x 2.7 cm
$ 500.00

This sphalerite and chalcopyrite specimen looks to be the edge of a vein, growing into open space. However, there is no wall rock matrix present.


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Sphalerite from Emperius Mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5803a.jpg] Sphalerite from Emperius Mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5803b.jpg] Sphalerite from Emperius Mine, Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5803c.jpg]




DZ5804 - Spodumene var. Kunzite
Kunar Province, Afghanistan
cabinet - 13.0 x 4.3 x 1.5 cm
$ 2000.00

Large doubly terminated kunzite crystal with consistant pink color throughout. As is normal, the intensity of the color is much stronger when viewed down the c-axis.


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Spodumene var. Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5804a.jpg] Spodumene var. Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5804b.jpg]




DZ5805 - Wulfenite
Defiance Mine, Cochise County, Arizona USA
small cabinet - 7.8 x 5.1 x 4.9 cm
$ 2100.00

An Arizona classic. Isolated wulfenite crystals with almost a christmas tree like habit growing out of a base consisting of smaller wulfenite crystals. The largest crystals are 4.5 cm tall.


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Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Cochise County, Arizona USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5805a.jpg] Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Cochise County, Arizona USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5805b.jpg] Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Cochise County, Arizona USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5805c.jpg]




DZ5806 - Varascite
Lucin, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5.6 x 3.8 cm
$ 220.00

A complete variscite nodule which has been polished on one surface to show the great green color.


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Varascite from Lucin, Box Elder County, Utah, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5806a.jpg] Varascite from Lucin, Box Elder County, Utah, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5806b.jpg] Varascite from Lucin, Box Elder County, Utah, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5806c.jpg] Varascite from Lucin, Box Elder County, Utah, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5806d.jpg]




DZ5807 - Smithsonite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8.0 x 5.3 x 5.3 cm
$ 2000.00

A nice group of cobaltoan smithsonites with a pale pink color. Some of the crystals are doubly terminated.


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ5807a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ5807b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ5807c.jpg]




DZ5808 - Topaz
Zhong Shang County, Guangxi Province, China
miniature - 5.0 x 3.8 x 3.0 cm
$ 280.00

This topaz is a true floater. The smooth prism faces are contrasted greatly by the multi-faceted pyramidal terminations.


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Topaz from Zhong Shang County, Guangxi Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ5808a.jpg] Topaz from Zhong Shang County, Guangxi Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ5808b.jpg] Topaz from Zhong Shang County, Guangxi Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ5808c.jpg]




DZ5809 - Covellite
Summitville, Rio Grande County, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6.8 x 4.8 x 4.4 cm
$ 1200.00

A fantastic covellite with an intense blue iridescence. These crystals are thinner with more isolated terminations than normal from Summitville.


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Covellite from Summitville, Rio Grande County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5809a.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Rio Grande County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5809b.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Rio Grande County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5809c.jpg]




DZ5810 - Spodumene var. Kunzite
Pala Chief Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California, USA
small cabinet - 8.0 x 4.6 x 1.6 cm
$ 850.00

A California classic. This floater kunzite crystal has great color and an unusual shape.


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Spodumene var. Kunzite from Pala Chief Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5810a.jpg] Spodumene var. Kunzite from Pala Chief Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5810b.jpg]


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