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15 specimens selected...

A group of 15 varying specimens, heavy on silver!





ML00539 - Rutile
Gamsberg Area, Khomas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.9 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm
$ 120.00

A reddish brown rutile with some well defined twinning. A nice specimen from an unusual locality.


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Rutile from Gamsberg Area, Khomas Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00539a.jpg] Rutile from Gamsberg Area, Khomas Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00539b.jpg]




ML00540 - Tessin Quartz
Switzerland
small cabinet - 5.6 x 2.7 x 3.0 cm
$ 500.00

A nice tessin quartz on matrix.


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Tessin Quartz from Switzerland [db_pics/update7/ML00540a.jpg] Tessin Quartz from Switzerland [db_pics/update7/ML00540b.jpg]




ML00541 - Proustite
Oberschlema, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
$ 300.00

A beautifully red proustite on a small tab of matrix. Part of the termination is perfect and resembles negative crystal growth, while the back portion of the termination was likely contacted against matrix.


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Proustite from Oberschlema, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/update7/ML00541a.jpg] Proustite from Oberschlema, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/update7/ML00541b.jpg] Proustite from Oberschlema, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/update7/ML00541c.jpg]




ML00542 - Topaz
Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.0 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm
$ 220.00

Highly etched, complete topaz crystal with a slight blue tint from the famous Xanda Mine.


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Topaz from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update7/ML00542a.jpg] Topaz from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update7/ML00542b.jpg] Topaz from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update7/ML00542c.jpg]




ML00543 - Pyromorphite
Friedrichssegen Mine, Frucht, Bad Ems District, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
small cabinet - 7.2 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm
$ 250.00

A 7 cm portion of a stalactite with secondary growth perpendicular to the stalactite.


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Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Frucht, Bad Ems District, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/update7/ML00543a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Frucht, Bad Ems District, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/update7/ML00543b.jpg]




ML00544 - Anatase, Albite & Quartz
Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
miniature - 3.5 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm
$ 750.00

Here is a great example of a relatively rare mineral from the classic Norwegian locality. The doubly terminated crystal appears to be twinned.


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Anatase, Albite & Quartz from Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway [db_pics/update7/ML00544a.jpg] Anatase, Albite & Quartz from Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway [db_pics/update7/ML00544b.jpg]




ML00545 - Wulfenite
Mobile Mine, Goodsprings, Clark County, Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm
$ 350.00

Who says wulfenite only comes from Arizona? Nevada has several localities for the species as well, here is a nice example from near Las Vegas.


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Wulfenite from Mobile Mine, Goodsprings, Clark County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00545a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mobile Mine, Goodsprings, Clark County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00545b.jpg]




ML00546 - Chalcopyrite & Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
miniature - 4.3 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm
$ 500.00

Chalcopyrite is one of my favorite minerals. This piece has several intergrown tetrahedras, marked by an interesting natural blue iridescence. 


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Chalcopyrite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00546a.jpg] Chalcopyrite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00546b.jpg]




ML00547 - Chalcocite
Colusa Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana
miniature - 5.0 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm
$ 725.00

Here is a nice chalcocite specimen from "the richest hill on Earth". Numerous intergrown hexagonal crystals to 1 cm on the granitic matrix.

ex Marty Zinn collection.


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Chalcocite from Colusa Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana [db_pics/update7/ML00547a.jpg] Chalcocite from Colusa Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana [db_pics/update7/ML00547b.jpg]




ML00548 - Silver (Kongsbergite) & Chlorargyrite
Rosa de Santa Matilde, Herrerias, Almeria, Spain
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0 cm
$ 325.00 SOLD

A great example of silver from Spain. A number of these specimens came out around 15-20 years ago, and this piece has been hidden away in a flat since that time.


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Silver (Kongsbergite) & Chlorargyrite from Rosa de Santa Matilde, Herrerias, Almeria, Spain [db_pics/update7/ML00548a.jpg] Silver (Kongsbergite) & Chlorargyrite from Rosa de Santa Matilde, Herrerias, Almeria, Spain [db_pics/update7/ML00548b.jpg] Silver (Kongsbergite) & Chlorargyrite from Rosa de Santa Matilde, Herrerias, Almeria, Spain [db_pics/update7/ML00548c.jpg]




ML00549 - Wulfenite
Red Cloud Mine, Yuma County, Arizona, USA
miniature - 5.0 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm
$ 300.00

An Arizona classic! Wulfenite is Love.


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Yuma County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00549a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Yuma County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00549b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Yuma County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00549c.jpg]




ML00550 - Pyrargyrite
San Genardo Mine, Castrovirreña Province, Huancavelica, Peru
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.6 x 1.4 cm
$ 425.00

Here is a nice pyrargyrite with an interesting paragenesis. Large pyrargyrite crystals with a second generation of tiny pyrargyrite on the surface serves as a matrix for larger, well formed and lustrous crystals. All of this sits on a matrix of tiny quartz and barite crystals. The specimen has a nice reddish tint, with bright red color when backlit.


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Pyrargyrite from San Genardo Mine, Castrovirreña Province, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00550a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from San Genardo Mine, Castrovirreña Province, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00550b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from San Genardo Mine, Castrovirreña Province, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00550c.jpg] Pyrargyrite from San Genardo Mine, Castrovirreña Province, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00550d.jpg]




ML00551 - Pyrargyrite
Level 630, San Guillermo Vein, Proaño Mine, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.9 cm
$ 950.00

Ever wonder why pyrargyrite is called ruby silver? Now you know! This specimen is a large flattened crystal with great form and fantastic color and transparency when backlit.


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Pyrargyrite from Level 630, San Guillermo Vein, Proaño Mine, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update7/ML00551a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Level 630, San Guillermo Vein, Proaño Mine, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update7/ML00551b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Level 630, San Guillermo Vein, Proaño Mine, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update7/ML00551c.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Level 630, San Guillermo Vein, Proaño Mine, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update7/ML00551d.jpg]




ML00552 - Fluorite & Sphalerite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 6.4 x 4.6 x 4.0 cm
$ 500.00 SOLD

Simple elegance. Beautifully colored fluorites on a quartz druse coated limestone with a calcite and twinned sphalerite on the rear of the piece for contrast.


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Fluorite & Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00552a.jpg] Fluorite & Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00552b.jpg] Fluorite & Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00552c.jpg]




ML00553 - Pyrargyrite
Guanajuato District(?), Mexico
miniature - 4.3 x 3.8 x 2.6 cm
$ 750.00

Here is an exceptional pyrargyrite from a hundred year old French collection. Unfortunately the old label does not specify a mine, however the habit is consistent with the Guanajuato District.


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Pyrargyrite from Guanajuato District(?), Mexico [db_pics/update7/ML00553a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Guanajuato District(?), Mexico [db_pics/update7/ML00553b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Guanajuato District(?), Mexico [db_pics/update7/ML00553c.jpg]


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