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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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ML00201 - Gold
Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.2 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
$ 9200.00

Leaves and elongate spinel twin crystals with tiny quartz crystals.


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Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00201a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00201b.jpg]





ML00202 - Gold
Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4.3 x 3.0 cm
$ 1600.00

Light colored gold, typical of the golds found below the oxidation zone. Although Round Mountain is a volcanic cauldera system, this piece has a paleozoic sediment matrix resultant from country wall rocks being faulted into the cauldera system.

 


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Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00202a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00202b.jpg]





ML00220 - Gold
Unknown Mine, California Mother Lode, California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm
$ 750.00

Although slightly water worn and technically a gold nugget, the crystal form is fantastic and makes for a very asthetic specimen.


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Gold from Unknown Mine, California Mother Lode, California, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00220a.jpg] Gold from Unknown Mine, California Mother Lode, California, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00220b.jpg]





ML00219 - Gold
Vonnie Vein, Fire Creek Mine, Lander County, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 8.0 x 5.0 x 1.0 cm
$ 1500.00

This polished vein section shows the delicate crystal growth, with crystals up to 2 cm long.


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Gold from Vonnie Vein, Fire Creek Mine, Lander County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00219a.jpg]





ML00218 - Azurite
Rancho Santa Rosa, Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 3.0 x 2.6 cm
$ 900.00

A perfect azurite rose.


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Azurite from Rancho Santa Rosa, Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update4/ML00218a.jpg] Azurite from Rancho Santa Rosa, Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update4/ML00218b.jpg]





ML00217 - Gold
De Lamar Mine, Owyhee County, Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 7.2 x 6.9 x 3.0 cm
$ 300.00 SOLD

De La Mar was a high grade gold and silver district at the turn of the last century. Specimens from this area are exceedingly rare.


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Gold from De Lamar Mine, Owyhee County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00217a.jpg] Gold from De Lamar Mine, Owyhee County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00217b.jpg]





ML00215 - Sphalerite & Ankerite
Chief Mine, Gilman, Eagle County, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm
$ 60.00

Specimens like this were common in the 1970's, however they are rarely seen on the market these days. Where did they all go?


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Sphalerite & Ankerite from Chief Mine, Gilman, Eagle County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00215a.jpg] Sphalerite & Ankerite from Chief Mine, Gilman, Eagle County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00215b.jpg]





ML00214 - Hausmannite
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4.5 x 4.3 x 2.8 cm
$ 450.00

Exceptionally large and lusterous hausmannite crystals.


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Hausmannite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update4/ML00214a.jpg] Hausmannite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update4/ML00214b.jpg]





ML00213 - Hematite & Rutile
Cavradi, Tavetsch, Graubuenden, Switzerland
miniature - 4.6 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm
$ 450.00

Intersecting crystals give the illusion of an arched crystal.


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Hematite & Rutile from Cavradi, Tavetsch, Graubuenden, Switzerland [db_pics/update4/ML00213a.jpg] Hematite & Rutile from Cavradi, Tavetsch, Graubuenden, Switzerland [db_pics/update4/ML00213b.jpg]





ML00212 - Epidote & Quartz
Jumbo #4 Claim, Copper Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
miniature - 4.6 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm
$ 200.00

A nice lusterous epidote bowtie hailing from a south african collection.


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Epidote & Quartz from Jumbo #4 Claim, Copper Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00212a.jpg] Epidote & Quartz from Jumbo #4 Claim, Copper Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00212b.jpg] Epidote & Quartz from Jumbo #4 Claim, Copper Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/update4/ML00212c.jpg]





ML00210 - Bournonite
Noche Buena Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
$ 250.00

This specimen was purchased as a seligmannite, but upon lab analysis it turned out to be an exceptionally nice bournonite specimen.


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Bournonite from Noche Buena Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update4/ML00210a.jpg] Bournonite from Noche Buena Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update4/ML00210b.jpg]





ML00209 - Semseyite, Galena & Calcite
Herja, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm
$ 100.00

Nice lusterous bladed semseyite crystals associated with galena and quartz.


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Semseyite, Galena & Calcite from Herja, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania [db_pics/update4/ML00209a.jpg] Semseyite, Galena & Calcite from Herja, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania [db_pics/update4/ML00209b.jpg] Semseyite, Galena & Calcite from Herja, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania [db_pics/update4/ML00209c.jpg]





ML00208 - Bixbyite
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4.9 x 4.8 x 3.9 cm
$ 200.00

This appears to be an exceptionally large single crystal with a with a second generation of smaller crystals growing on the top surface.


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Bixbyite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update4/ML00208a.jpg] Bixbyite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update4/ML00208b.jpg]





ML00207 - Jamesonite & Calcite
San Martin Mine, Sombrerete District, Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.3 x 4.0 x 3.6 cm
$ 750.00

A pleasing blue iridescence highlights these massive Jamesonite crystals.


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Jamesonite & Calcite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete District, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update4/ML00207a.jpg] Jamesonite & Calcite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete District, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update4/ML00207b.jpg] Jamesonite & Calcite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete District, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update4/ML00207c.jpg]





ML00206 - Cosalite on Quartz with Pyrite & Sericite
Kara-Oba W Deposit, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.2 x 3.4 cm
$ 250.00

Unusually large crystals of such a rare sulfosalt.


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Cosalite on Quartz with Pyrite & Sericite from Kara-Oba W Deposit, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan [db_pics/update4/ML00206a.jpg] Cosalite on Quartz with Pyrite & Sericite from Kara-Oba W Deposit, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan [db_pics/update4/ML00206b.jpg] Cosalite on Quartz with Pyrite & Sericite from Kara-Oba W Deposit, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan [db_pics/update4/ML00206c.jpg]

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