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Another batch of minerals from the collection of Don Zowader, priced to sell!


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DZ2407 - Azurite
Oumjrane Mine, Alnif, Morocco
miniature - 5.0 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

Flattened azurite rosettes with the larger crystals on the edge.

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Azurite from Oumjrane Mine, Alnif,  Morocco [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2407a.jpg] Azurite from Oumjrane Mine, Alnif,  Morocco [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2407b.jpg] Azurite from Oumjrane Mine, Alnif,  Morocco [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2407c.jpg]





DZ2402 - Aragonite
Cozzodisi, Italy
cabinet - 11.3 x 6.9 x 3.6 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

A fine example of pale green aragonites from the classic Italian locality. Great form with great fluoresence to boot.

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Aragonite from Cozzodisi, Italy [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2402a.jpg] Aragonite from Cozzodisi, Italy [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2402b.jpg] Aragonite from Cozzodisi, Italy [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2402c.jpg] Aragonite from Cozzodisi, Italy [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2402d.jpg]





DZ2409 - Wolframite
Panasqueira, Portugal
small cabinet - 6.6 x 4.0 x 2.8 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

Panasquiera is one of my favorite localities in the entire world. Greisen deposits are known to prodce some of the finest mineral specimens. Wolframites such as this were considered to be the world's best until the Yaogangxian Mine began producing about 20 years ago.

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Wolframite from Panasqueira, Portugal [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2409a.jpg] Wolframite from Panasqueira, Portugal [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2409b.jpg] Wolframite from Panasqueira, Portugal [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2409c.jpg] Wolframite from Panasqueira, Portugal [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2409d.jpg]





DZ2406 - Siderite
Cornwall, England
cabinet - 10.8 x 6.8 x 4.6 cm
$ 200.00 DISCOUNTED 40.00% OFF TO $ 120.00 SOLD

Nice honey brown siderite crystals on banded quartz matrix. Many in optical continuity.

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Siderite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2406a.jpg] Siderite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2406b.jpg] Siderite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2406c.jpg] Siderite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ2406d.jpg]





DZ2408 - Beryl var Aquamarine with Muscovite
Sichuan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.3 x 4.4 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

Two intersecting tabular beryl crystals perched on a muscovite matrix. The beryls are often labeled as goshenite, however, these are pale blue and could be considered aquamarine.

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Beryl var Aquamarine with Muscovite from Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ2408a.jpg] Beryl var Aquamarine with Muscovite from Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ2408b.jpg]





DZ0408 - Calcite
Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin County, Illinois USA
cabinet - 11.2 x 8.0 x 5.0 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

A great example of elongate scalenohedral calcite crystals. The only bad part about the specimen is that the fluorite is almost completely covered.

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Calcite from Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin County, Illinois USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0408a.jpg] Calcite from Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin County, Illinois USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0408b.jpg]





DZ1301 - Cassiterite
Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
miniature - 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

A nice grouping of unusually large cassiterites with quartz.

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Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1301a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1301b.jpg]





DZ1303 - Clinochlore
Tilly Foster Mine, Brewster, New York USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.6 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

Clinochlore is a relatively rare mineral from the chlorite group. This specimen has two books of clinochlore, perched on a matrix of chondrodite, magnetite and calcite.

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Clinochlore from Tilly Foster Mine, Brewster, New York USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1303a.jpg] Clinochlore from Tilly Foster Mine, Brewster, New York USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1303b.jpg] Clinochlore from Tilly Foster Mine, Brewster, New York USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1303c.jpg]





DZ1308 - Sphalerite on Dolomite
Penfield Quarry, New York USA
cabinet - 10.2 x 7.4 x 6.7 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

Two gemmy honey brown sphalerite crystals nestled in a matrix of off-white dolomite. Parts of the sphalerite appear to be facetable.

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Sphalerite on Dolomite from Penfield Quarry, New York USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1308a.jpg] Sphalerite on Dolomite from Penfield Quarry, New York USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1308b.jpg] Sphalerite on Dolomite from Penfield Quarry, New York USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1308c.jpg]





DZ0801 - Copper
Pewabic Lode, Quincy Mine, Hancock, Michigan
small cabinet - 7.0 x 3.6 x 3.0 cm
$ 700.00 DISCOUNTED 40.00% OFF TO $ 420.00 SOLD

Coarse arrowhead tipped copper crystals growing in a herringbone pattern. Unusual for Michigan, this specimen has tiny quartz druse covering parts of the copper.

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Copper from Pewabic Lode, Quincy Mine, Hancock, Michigan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0801a.jpg] Copper from Pewabic Lode, Quincy Mine, Hancock, Michigan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0801b.jpg]





DZ0807 - Brookite & Quartz
Kharan, Baluchistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.4 x 6.4 x 4.4 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

Mostly transparent, doubly terminated, 2.7 cm brookite crystal standing upright on a textureless matrix with a few quartz crystals.

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Brookite & Quartz from Kharan, Baluchistan, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0807a.jpg] Brookite & Quartz from Kharan, Baluchistan, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0807b.jpg]





DZXX09 - Copper
Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8.1 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

Crystallized copper has long been known from the Ray Mine. However, only a few select pieces of exceptionally large spinel twins have been found. The very best of these have been tied up in Arizona collections since discovery.

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Copper from Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZXX09a.jpg] Copper from Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZXX09b.jpg] Copper from Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZXX09c.jpg]





DZXX05 - Epidote
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northorn Areas, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.0 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

A single gem epidote crystal of root beer brown color with minor green hints. Excellent luster and transparency.

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Epidote from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northorn Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZXX05a.jpg] Epidote from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northorn Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZXX05b.jpg] Epidote from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northorn Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZXX05c.jpg] Epidote from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northorn Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZXX05d.jpg]





DZXX04 - Siderite and Dolomite
Morro Velho Mine, Nova Lime, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.7 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

This is a very interesting piece with both iron carbonate and magnesium carbonate species intergrown on the same specimen. To confuse matters more, additional iron species as pyrrhotite is selectively included in and on the surface of the dolomite crystals.

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Siderite and Dolomite from Morro Velho Mine, Nova Lime, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZXX04a.jpg] Siderite and Dolomite from Morro Velho Mine, Nova Lime, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZXX04b.jpg]


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