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Update #10 brings you a break from the golds with 23 new mineral specimens to browse.


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ML00390 - Quartz
Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 8.3 x 6.0 x 3.9 cm
$ 900.00

A nice amethyst quartz group with well defined phantoms. The larger crystal has a nice fluid inclusion bubble.


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Quartz from Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/update6/ML00390a.jpg] Quartz from Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/update6/ML00390b.jpg] Quartz from Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/update6/ML00390c.jpg]




ML00391 - Topaz
Katlang, Mardan District, NW Frontier Province, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.4 x 4.3 cm
$ 5000.00

A large imperial topaz from katlang. Natural cracks have been gap filled, but there is no repair.


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Topaz from Katlang, Mardan District, NW Frontier Province, Pakistan [db_pics/update6/ML00391a.jpg] Topaz from Katlang, Mardan District, NW Frontier Province, Pakistan [db_pics/update6/ML00391b.jpg] Topaz from Katlang, Mardan District, NW Frontier Province, Pakistan [db_pics/update6/ML00391c.jpg]




ML00392 - Pyromorphite
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
miniature - 4.3 x 4.0 x 2.3 cm
$ 2250.00

Fantastic pyromprphite from Bunker Hill with Great luster and classic barrel shaped crystals.


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00392a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00392b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00392c.jpg]




ML00393 - Hyalite Opal
Kopasz Hill, Tarcal, Takaj Region, Northen Hungary
cabinet - 10.0 x 5.5 x 3.9 cm
$ 250.00

The thing I like most about these Hungarian opals is the intense color when displayed under ultraviolet light.


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Hyalite Opal from Kopasz Hill, Tarcal, Takaj Region, Northen Hungary [db_pics/update6/ML00393a.jpg] Hyalite Opal from Kopasz Hill, Tarcal, Takaj Region, Northen Hungary [db_pics/update6/ML00393b.jpg] Hyalite Opal from Kopasz Hill, Tarcal, Takaj Region, Northen Hungary [db_pics/update6/ML00393c.jpg]




ML00394 - Barite
Elk Creek, Mease County, South Dakota, USA
small cabinet - 8.0 x 6.0 x 4.2 cm
$ 550.00

Deep amber color with a well defined chisel point termination on the main crystal.


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Barite from Elk Creek, Mease County, South Dakota, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00394a.jpg] Barite from Elk Creek, Mease County, South Dakota, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00394b.jpg]




ML00395 - Dyscrasite
Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer District, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 4.2 x 1.6 cm
$ 175.00

Although labeled as dyscrasite, this is most likely silver, pseudomorphed after dyscrasite.


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Dyscrasite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer District, Morocco [db_pics/update6/ML00395a.jpg]




ML00396 - Pyromorphite
Daoping Mine, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm
$ 500.00

This specimen consists of pyromorphite crystals up to 7mm forming a hemisphere. The backside is also crystalline, but shows a cast where the crystals formed over rounded nobs of gossen.


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/update6/ML00396a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/update6/ML00396b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/update6/ML00396c.jpg]




ML00397 - Spessartine & Smoky Quartz
Tongbei, Yunxiao, Fugian Province, China
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.0 x 3.6 cm
$ 500.00

Isolated gemmy spessartines perched on an unusually transparent smoky quartz and microcline.


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Spessartine & Smoky Quartz from Tongbei, Yunxiao, Fugian Province, China [db_pics/update6/ML00397a.jpg]




ML00398 - Vanadinite and Aragonite
Bou la Maden, Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 7.8 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
$ 500.00

Cherry red vanadanites contrasted by white aragonite on selective faces.


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Vanadinite and Aragonite from Bou la Maden, Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/update6/ML00398a.jpg] Vanadinite and Aragonite from Bou la Maden, Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/update6/ML00398b.jpg]




ML00399 - Fluorite
Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
cabinet - 10.6 x 6.4 x 4.5 cm
$ 750.00

Translucent green fluorite octahedrons perched on a quartz matrix.


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Fluorite from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update6/ML00399a.jpg] Fluorite from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update6/ML00399b.jpg]




ML00400 - Fluorite with Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
cabinet - 11.5 x 9.6 x 4.3 cm
$ 450.00

This is a nice combination piece. Gemmy zoned fluorites and dolomite perched on quartz with associated chlorite and muscovite.


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Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update6/ML00400a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update6/ML00400b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update6/ML00400c.jpg]




ML00401 - Wulfenite, Malachite & Beaverite(?)
Whim Creek Mine, Roenourne Shire, Western Australia, Australia
cabinet - 10.3 x 8.5 x 5.4 cm
$ 225.00

This is a classic assemblage from Whim creek. Di-pyramidal wulfenites are perched on a yellow gossanous oxide (beaverite?) along with sharp malachite pseudomorphs after azurite.


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Wulfenite, Malachite & Beaverite(?) from Whim Creek Mine, Roenourne Shire, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/update6/ML00401a.jpg] Wulfenite, Malachite & Beaverite(?) from Whim Creek Mine, Roenourne Shire, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/update6/ML00401b.jpg] Wulfenite, Malachite & Beaverite(?) from Whim Creek Mine, Roenourne Shire, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/update6/ML00401c.jpg]




ML00402 - Grossular
Sierra de la Cruz, Municipo Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.1 x 6.3 x 5.0 cm
$ 425.00

While garnets from this locality are common, crystals of this size and color intensity are few and far between.


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Grossular from Sierra de la Cruz, Municipo Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/update6/ML00402a.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de la Cruz, Municipo Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/update6/ML00402b.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de la Cruz, Municipo Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/update6/ML00402c.jpg]




ML00403 - Adamite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 cm
$ 850.00

Large compact hemispheres of yellow-green adamite.


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Adamite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/update6/ML00403a.jpg] Adamite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/update6/ML00403b.jpg] Adamite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/update6/ML00403c.jpg]




ML00404 - Fluorite & Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.7 x 4.9 x 3.4 cm
$ 800.00

This fluorite has an unusual blueish color which reminds me of the ocean. The quartz crystals are flattened as if them might have been part of a japan law twin.


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Fluorite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update6/ML00404a.jpg] Fluorite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update6/ML00404b.jpg]


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