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We open the new Miner's Lunchbox website with a mix of over 200 specimens from worldwide localities. Browse here, or use the Search tool on the Home page to focus on your favorite species, localities, size, or price ranges.


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ML00100 - Dravite
May Downs, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.8 x 4.2 cm
$ 200.00

A perfect floater with three doubly terminated crystals stuck together.


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Dravite from May Downs, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update3/ML00100.jpg]




ML00101 - Wire Copper & Calcite
Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia
cabinet - 9.5 x 4.0 x 3.9 cm
$ 200.00

One rarely sees copper wires in nature.


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Wire Copper & Calcite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update3/ML00101a.jpg] Wire Copper & Calcite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update3/ML00101b.jpg]




ML00021 - Mimetite
Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 5.4 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm
$ 200.00

Nice barrel shaped crystals up to 5 mm in diameter and 11 mm in length.


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Mimetite from Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/update3/ML00021a.jpg] Mimetite from Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/update3/ML00021b.jpg]




ML00002 - Pyromorphite
Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 4.8 x 4.0 x 2.2 cm
$ 300.00

Beautiful yellow-greenneedle shaped Pyromorphite crystals. No apparent damage.


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Pyromorphite from Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/update3/ML00002.jpg]




ML00003 - Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.0 x 2.0 cm
$ 4000.00

Mammilary aggregate of rhombohedral crystals. Abubndant tiny Hematite crystals perched on Rhodochrosite.

 


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update3/ML00003.jpg]




ML00004 - Vanadinite & Descloizite
500' Level, Chalk Mountain Mine, Churchill County, Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.1 x 1.5 cm
$ 100.00 SOLD

Silvery brown Vanadinite crystals (likely arsenian) contrasted by the orange Descloizite substrate.


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Vanadinite & Descloizite from 500' Level, Chalk Mountain Mine, Churchill County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update3/ML00004.jpg]




ML00005 - Cobaltoan Calcite
Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.3 cm
$ 275.00

Nice pink Cobaltoan calcite with good color saturation. Similar specimens were common at Bou Azzer 10 years ago but have become much more rare.


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Cobaltoan Calcite from Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/update3/ML00005.jpg]




ML00006 - Beryl var. Morganite & Muscovite
Ping Wu Mine, Sichuan Province, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.6 x 2.4
$ 125.00 SOLD

Specimen is listed as Morganite, but the color is the much rarer lilac hue.


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Beryl var. Morganite & Muscovite from Ping Wu Mine, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/update3/ML00006.jpg]




ML00007 - Epidote
Northern Frontier District, Kenya
miniature - 4.8 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm
$ 620.00

Doubly terminated Epidote crystal with specular Hematite crystals on the backside of main crystal. Top right edge resembles damage but crystal faces can be observed under magnification. If it was damaged during growth, the crystals were naturally healed.


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Epidote from Northern Frontier District, Kenya [db_pics/update3/ML00007.jpg]




ML00008 - Cerussite
Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
$ 150.00 SOLD

A mass of Jack Straw Cerussite crystals up to 2 cm in length. Oxide minerals are uncommon form the Creede district.


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Cerussite from Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update3/ML00008a.jpg] Cerussite from Creede, Mineral County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update3/ML00008b.jpg]




ML00009 - Quartz, Tourmaline & Microcline
Papacharca, Catamarca Province, Argentina
miniature - 3.7 x 3.6 x 2.9 cm
$ 45.00

Undamaged group of Quartz and Tourmaline on Microcline. Collected by Michel Perraudin


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Quartz, Tourmaline & Microcline from Papacharca, Catamarca Province, Argentina [db_pics/update3/ML00009.jpg]




ML00010 - Grossular
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 3.5 x 3.1 x 2.0 cm
$ 750.00

Glass clear, colorless Grossulars with milky phantoms at the center. Colorless garnets are extrememly rare, and the best all come form the Jeffery Mine.


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Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/update3/ML00010a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/update3/ML00010b.jpg]




ML00011 - Vesuvianite
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.3 x 3.3 x 1.7 cm
$ 1500.00

Nice group of elongate green Vesuvinaite crystals. No obvious damage.


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Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/update3/ML00011.jpg]




ML00012 - Cerussite
Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 5.1 x 3.6 x 3.1 cm
$ 250.00

This crystal group has great cyclic twinning elongate along the C-axis.


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Cerussite from Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/update3/ML00012a.jpg] Cerussite from Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/update3/ML00012b.jpg] Cerussite from Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/update3/ML00012c.jpg]




ML00013 - Copper included Zinc-Rich Calcite
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
$ 1400.00

Unusual scalenohedral Calcite included by native Copper. XRF analysis shows this to be zinc rich. Specimen was purchased as being from Tsumeb, but several experts suggest it is more likely from Berg Aukus.


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Copper included Zinc-Rich Calcite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/update3/ML00013.jpg]


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