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ML00125 - Smithsonite
Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico
cabinet - 10.6 x 4.8 x 3.8 cm
$ 1750.00

A nice specimen of robin's egg blue from the Kelly Mine.


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Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico [db_pics/update3/ML00125a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico [db_pics/update3/ML00125b.jpg]




ML00127 - Helvite & Quartz
Haifong, Dayu Mountains, Guangdong Province, China
cabinet - 10.4 x 9.9 x 7.1 cm
$ 500.00

Chinese pick up sticks. A mass of elongtate quartz crystals with lusterous pyramidal faces and intergrown by sharp helvite crystals up to 1 cm on edge.


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Helvite & Quartz from Haifong, Dayu Mountains, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/update3/ML00127a.jpg] Helvite & Quartz from Haifong, Dayu Mountains, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/update3/ML00127b.jpg] Helvite & Quartz from Haifong, Dayu Mountains, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/update3/ML00127c.jpg]




ML00128 - Tourmaline, Quartz & Albite
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
cabinet - 11.7 x 8.6 x 7.8 cm
$ 2400.00

A great association piece from Pakistan. The quartz are far more lusterous than normal, in addition to being doubly terminated. A small fluorite is intergrown at the base.


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Tourmaline, Quartz & Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00128a.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz & Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00128b.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz & Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00128c.jpg]




ML00129 - Malachite pseudo. after Azurite
Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 9.6 x 8.6 x 3.4 cm
$ 2000.00

Although Milpillas is known for its wonderful azurites, the malachite pseudos are truly world class.


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Malachite pseudo. after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/update4/ML00129a.jpg] Malachite pseudo. after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/update4/ML00129b.jpg] Malachite pseudo. after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/update4/ML00129c.jpg]




ML00130 - Ferro-Axinite & Epidote
Canta, Canta Province, Lima Department, Peru
small cabinet - 9.1 x 6.7 x 4.6 cm
$ 875.00

The skarn deposits of Peru never cease to amaze. This is a great example of epidote and ferro-axinite.


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Ferro-Axinite & Epidote from Canta, Canta Province, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/update4/ML00130a.jpg] Ferro-Axinite & Epidote from Canta, Canta Province, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/update4/ML00130b.jpg] Ferro-Axinite & Epidote from Canta, Canta Province, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/update4/ML00130c.jpg]




ML00131 - Dravite
Yinnietharra, Western Australia, Australia
cabinet - 10.2 x 9.9 x 5.7 cm
$ 220.00

Dravites are often seen from Western Australia as single crystals with matted or hackly luster. This piece has great luster and has a matrix of biotite schist.


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Dravite from Yinnietharra, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/update4/ML00131a.jpg] Dravite from Yinnietharra, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/update4/ML00131b.jpg] Dravite from Yinnietharra, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/update4/ML00131c.jpg]




ML00132 - Barite
Eagle Mine, Gilman, Eagle County, Colorado, USA
cabinet - 12.2 x 9.6 x 3.0
$ 1000.00

Nice golden barite on a siderite matrix. These specimens were common in the 80's, but are rarely seen now.


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Barite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Eagle County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00132a.jpg] Barite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Eagle County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00132b.jpg]




ML00133 - Rhodonite
Chiurucu Mine, Dos de Mayo Province, Huanuco Department, Peru
cabinet - 13.3 x 9.8 x 4.8 cm
$ 4500.00

This is a great example of rhodonite from the second discovery at the mine. This piece was mined around 1998.


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Rhodonite from Chiurucu Mine, Dos de Mayo Province, Huanuco Department, Peru [db_pics/update4/ML00133a.jpg] Rhodonite from Chiurucu Mine, Dos de Mayo Province, Huanuco Department, Peru [db_pics/update4/ML00133b.jpg] Rhodonite from Chiurucu Mine, Dos de Mayo Province, Huanuco Department, Peru [db_pics/update4/ML00133c.jpg]




ML00134 - Silver with Acanthite and Polybasite
Chanarcillo, Region III, Chile
small cabinet - 7.8 x 4.1 x 3.4 cm
$ 25000.00

Here is a great example of silver from one of the most famous mines in the Americas. Chanarcillo was at its heyday in the 1850's. Although better known for the fine proustites, some great silvers were produced.


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Silver with Acanthite and Polybasite from Chanarcillo, Region III, Chile [db_pics/update4/ML00134a.jpg] Silver with Acanthite and Polybasite from Chanarcillo, Region III, Chile [db_pics/update4/ML00134b.jpg]




ML00135 - Enargite, Pyrite & Quartz
Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
cabinet - 9.8 x 6.6 x 3.1 cm
$ 1500.00

The Leonard Mine is known as the premier locality for enargite in North America. This piece is unusual in that the groups of enargite are isolated on a quartz matrix, giving better contrast. Small octohedral pyrites add to the asthetics. 


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Enargite, Pyrite & Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00135a.jpg] Enargite, Pyrite & Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00135b.jpg]




ML00136 - Brazilianite
Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 12.1 x 8.6 x 6.4 cm
$ 4500.00

An exceptionally large Brazilianite contrasted by white feldspar.


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Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update4/ML00136a.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update4/ML00136b.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update4/ML00136c.jpg]




ML00137 - Silver & Copper
Lake Superior District, Keweenah Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.6 x 2.0 cm
$ 3600.00

This is a group of crude, but exceptionally large silver crystals from Michigan.


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Silver & Copper from Lake Superior District, Keweenah Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00137a.jpg] Silver & Copper from Lake Superior District, Keweenah Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00137b.jpg]




ML00138 - Rhodochrosite & Quartz
American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA
cabinet - 9.7 x 4.7 x 4.4 cm
$ 1500.00

Nice pink rhodochrosite well contrasted on the white quartz druse matrix.


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Rhodochrosite & Quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00138a.jpg] Rhodochrosite & Quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00138b.jpg]




ML00139 - Pyromorphite
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm
$ 1550.00

Large lusterous pyromorphite barrels from this classic American locality.


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00139a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00139b.jpg]




ML00140 - Azurite & Malachite
"Perkins Sams Pocket", Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 12.3 x 8.5 x 8.4
$ 5000.00

These large blocky Malachite pseudomorphs with azurite caps are from the famous Perkins Sams Pocket.


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