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Another batch of minerals from Don Zowader's collection with reduced prices!


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DZ1402 - Manganite
Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany
small cabinet - 7.3 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm
$ 300.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 195.00 SOLD

The perfect mineral for the color blind collector; black on white! The largest manganite is over 3 cm long.

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Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1402a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1402b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1402c.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1402d.jpg]




DZ1406 - Topaz with Albite
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
small cabinet - 9.3 x 7.4 x 4.5 cm
$ 2500.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 1625.00

A gemmy sherry colored topaz growing out of albite. A few tiny garnet crystals are perched on the albite.

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Topaz with Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1406a.jpg] Topaz with Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1406b.jpg] Topaz with Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1406c.jpg]




DZ1404 - Beryllonite
Paprook, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.9 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
$ 750.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 487.50 SOLD

Doubly terminated beryllonite with good tranparency down the c-axis, but typical white frosting on the prism faces.

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Beryllonite from Paprook, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1404a.jpg] Beryllonite from Paprook, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1404b.jpg] Beryllonite from Paprook, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1404c.jpg]




DZ1409 - Acanthite with Chalcopyrite
Las Chispas Mine, Arizpe, Arizpe Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.9 x 0.7
$ 250.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 162.50 SOLD

A well formed, hoppered single crystal of acanthite from one of the most famous mines in Northern Mexico. The label lists the specimen as a polybasite from Moctezuma, but that is an obvious error. I especially like the historic pricetag of $4.00 which was the sale price in 1937.

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Acanthite with Chalcopyrite from Las Chispas Mine, Arizpe, Arizpe Municipality, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1409a.jpg] Acanthite with Chalcopyrite from Las Chispas Mine, Arizpe, Arizpe Municipality, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1409b.jpg] Acanthite with Chalcopyrite from Las Chispas Mine, Arizpe, Arizpe Municipality, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1409c.jpg]




DZ1407 - Ilmenite
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.2 x 5.0 x 2.0 cm
$ 1000.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 650.00

A nice single rose of illmanite with a little bit of feldspar for contrast at the base.

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Ilmenite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1407a.jpg] Ilmenite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1407b.jpg] Ilmenite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1407c.jpg] Ilmenite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1407d.jpg]




DZ0710 - Sphalerite & Calcite
New York State, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.0 x 2.9 cm
$ 400.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 260.00

A mound of sphalerite nested by small calcite crystals. The sphalerites are super lustrous and give honey brown flashes in the light. No specific location was given but I believe it to be from Walworth Quarry. Maybe some of you east coast afficianados can help identify the locality?

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Sphalerite & Calcite from New York State, USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0710a.jpg] Sphalerite & Calcite from New York State, USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0710b.jpg] Sphalerite & Calcite from New York State, USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0710c.jpg] Sphalerite & Calcite from New York State, USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0710d.jpg]




DZ0511 - Cassiterite
Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
miniature - 4.1 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm
$ 500.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 325.00

A small group of super lustrous crystals associated with a few quartz crystals.

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Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0511a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0511b.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0511c.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0511d.jpg]




DZ0503 - Silver
New Nevada Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.0 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm
$ 450.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 292.50

This is a typical silver from Batopilas showing long spinel twins and distinct herringbone structures.

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Silver from New Nevada Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0503a.jpg] Silver from New Nevada Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0503b.jpg]




DZ0508 - Microcline
Laggo Maggiore, Braveno, Italy
small cabinet - 6.9 x 6.0 x 3.9 cm
$ 125.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 81.25

Large twinned microclines in a matrix of small albites and quartz.

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Microcline from Laggo Maggiore, Braveno, Italy [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0508a.jpg] Microcline from Laggo Maggiore, Braveno, Italy [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0508b.jpg] Microcline from Laggo Maggiore, Braveno, Italy [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0508c.jpg] Microcline from Laggo Maggiore, Braveno, Italy [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0508d.jpg]




DZ0510 - Brucite
Woods Chrome Mine, Texas, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania USA
miniature - 4.1 x 3.5 x 1.1 cm
$ 500.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 325.00 SOLD

This brucite crystal is surprisingly large and transparent. I do not normally think of transparency when with Brucite but one can actually read print through this crystal.

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Brucite from Woods Chrome Mine, Texas, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0510a.jpg] Brucite from Woods Chrome Mine, Texas, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0510b.jpg] Brucite from Woods Chrome Mine, Texas, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0510c.jpg]




DZ0103 - Brochantite
Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.1 x 6.9 x 2.6 cm
$ 1000.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 650.00

Short but stout brochantite crystals with unusually good terminations and high luster.

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Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0103a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0103b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0103c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0103d.jpg]




DZ0107 - Quartz coated by Chlorite
St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland
small cabinet - 7.2 x 4.2 x 4.0 cm
$ 250.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 162.50

A single gwindel perched at an angle with several smaller quartz crystals around the base. All of the quartz is coated by a very thin layer of intergrown chlorite crystals.

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Quartz coated by Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0107a.jpg] Quartz coated by Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0107b.jpg] Quartz coated by Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0107c.jpg] Quartz coated by Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ0107d.jpg]




DZ1510 - Quartz var. Amethyst
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes County, Georgia USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm
$ 200.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 130.00

A nice single partially doubly terminated amethyst.

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Quartz var. Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes County, Georgia USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1510a.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes County, Georgia USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1510b.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes County, Georgia USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1510c.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes County, Georgia USA [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1510d.jpg]




DZ1508 - Datolite with Apophyllite
Nicolai Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
miniature - 4.7 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm
$ 300.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 195.00

A doubly terminated pale blue datolite that could almost be considered a floater crystal if not for the apophyllites attached at matrix.

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Datolite with Apophyllite from Nicolai Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1508a.jpg] Datolite with Apophyllite from Nicolai Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1508b.jpg] Datolite with Apophyllite from Nicolai Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1508c.jpg]




DZ1512 - Skutterudite
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.8 x 2.6 cm
$ 325.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 211.25

Super lustrous skutterudite crystals in two discrete crystal masses perched on calcite. This specimen was from the find that hit the market around 10 years ago.

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Skutterudite from Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1512a.jpg] Skutterudite from Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1512b.jpg] Skutterudite from Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1512c.jpg]


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