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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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ML00079 - Calcite
29 South, Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 8.7 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm
$ 500.00

As common as Calcite from Elmwood is, perfect twinned crystals such as this are much more rare.


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Calcite from 29 South, Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update3/ML00079a.jpg] Calcite from 29 South, Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update3/ML00079b.jpg]





ML00080 - Xenotime-(Y), Rutile & Quartz
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm
$ 500.00

An unusual association of Rutilated Quartz with Xenotime.


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Xenotime-(Y), Rutile & Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/update3/ML00080a.jpg] Xenotime-(Y), Rutile & Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/update3/ML00080b.jpg]





ML00081 - Pyrite
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
small cabinet - 7.2 x 6.5 x 3.7 cm
$ 325.00

Well formed and heavily striated, this is a prime example of pyrite from this region.


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Pyrite from Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/update3/ML00081a.jpg] Pyrite from Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/update3/ML00081b.jpg]





ML00082 - Prehnite & Epidote
Djouga Diggings, Bendoukou, Arrondissement Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes Region, Mali
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.7 x 3.5 cm
$ 1000.00

A floater group of lusterous Epidote crystals with associated Prehnite and Stilbite


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Prehnite & Epidote from Djouga Diggings, Bendoukou, Arrondissement Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/update3/ML00082a.jpg] Prehnite & Epidote from Djouga Diggings, Bendoukou, Arrondissement Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/update3/ML00082b.jpg]
ex.  Scott Werschky





ML00083 - Quartz on Microcline
Crystal Peak, Near Lake George, Teller County, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6.9 x 6.2 x 3.5 cm
$ 150.00

Two intergrown smokey quartz crystals on a small plate of microcline.


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Quartz on Microcline from Crystal Peak, Near Lake George, Teller County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update3/ML00083.jpg]





ML00084 - Copper
Itauz Mine, Karagandy Oblast, Kazakhstan
small cabinet - 9.0 x 2.1 x 0.4 cm
$ 725.00

Well developed herringbone style twinning.


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Copper from Itauz Mine, Karagandy Oblast, Kazakhstan [db_pics/update3/ML00084.jpg]





ML00078 - Malachite
Bristol Mine, Pioche, Lincoln County, Nevada
small cabinet - 9.0 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
$ 175.00

A nice mass of radiating sprays of malachite crystals.


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Malachite from Bristol Mine, Pioche, Lincoln County, Nevada [db_pics/update3/ML00078a.jpg] Malachite from Bristol Mine, Pioche, Lincoln County, Nevada [db_pics/update3/ML00078b.jpg]





ML00085 - Wulfenite & Duftite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.7 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm
$ 900.00

Course yellow Wulfenite in a matrix of fine grained green Duftite.


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Wulfenite & Duftite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update3/ML00085.jpg]





ML00086 - Fluorite
Riemvasmaak, Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4.8 x 4.1 x 3.3 cm
$ 450.00

A single green octohedron perched on the edge of a partial octohedron.


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Fluorite from Riemvasmaak, Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update3/ML00086a.jpg] Fluorite from Riemvasmaak, Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update3/ML00086b.jpg]





ML00088 - Enargite & Pyrite
Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow, County, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 7.7 x 6.3 x 4.7 cm
$ 500.00

This is a great example of large enargites, several of which are nicely twinned. Comes from the classic locality in Butte, MT.


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Enargite & Pyrite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow, County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update3/ML00088.jpg]





ML00089 - Hyalite Opal
Kopasz Hill, Tarcal, Takaj Region, Northen Hungary
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6.5 x 3.0 cm
$ 325.00 SOLD

You can't ask for better fluoresence than this. The opal is totally colorless and transparent.


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Hyalite Opal from Kopasz Hill, Tarcal, Takaj Region, Northen Hungary [db_pics/update3/ML00089a.jpg] Hyalite Opal from Kopasz Hill, Tarcal, Takaj Region, Northen Hungary [db_pics/update3/ML00089b.jpg]





ML00090 - Beryl var. Aquamarine, Muscovite & Albite
Shigar Tal, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6.4 x 5.5 cm
$ 2400.00

Aquamarines from Pakistan are quite common these days. What sets this apart is the well formed, thick muscovite books which resemble rosettes.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine, Muscovite & Albite from Shigar Tal, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00090a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine, Muscovite & Albite from Shigar Tal, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00090b.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine, Muscovite & Albite from Shigar Tal, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00090c.jpg]





ML00091 - Ferro-Axinite
Puiva Mine, Beresovak District, Sub-Polar Urals, Tyumen Oblast, Russia
small cabinet - 8.4 x 7.5 x 4.0 cm
$ 875.00

Once relatively common, specimens like this are rarely seen now that the mine has been closed for many years.

ex. Passaneau Collection


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Ferro-Axinite from Puiva Mine, Beresovak District, Sub-Polar Urals, Tyumen Oblast, Russia [db_pics/update3/ML00091.jpg]





ML00092 - Tourmaline, Quartz, & Muscovite
Shigar Tal, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8.1 x 6.0 x 3.9 cm
$ 420.00

A nice association piece with quartz intergrown with tourmaline and muscovite.


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Tourmaline, Quartz, & Muscovite from Shigar Tal, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update3/ML00092.jpg]





ML00093 - Fluorite on Quartz
Taiping Mine, Xianghualing, Hunan Province, China
cabinet - 9.7 x 6.9 x 3.6 cm
$ 1200.00

Two nicely isolated fluorite octohedrons on a quartz druse matrix.


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Fluorite on Quartz from Taiping Mine, Xianghualing, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update3/ML00093.jpg]

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