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15 specimens selected...

A diverse group of 15 specimens featuring a mix of rarities, classics, and association pieces.





ML00565 - Calcite
Rudny, Kustanay Oblast, Kazakhstan
small cabinet - 6.3 x 4.1 x 3.6 cm
$ 200.00

Rudny is perhaps my favorite calcite locality. The reason being the interesting combination of morphology, transparency, luster and color. Pieces like this were common in the marketplace around 15 years ago, but most seem to have been snatched up into collections, and are relatively rare today.


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Calcite from Rudny, Kustanay Oblast, Kazakhstan [db_pics/update7/ML00565a.jpg] Calcite from Rudny, Kustanay Oblast, Kazakhstan [db_pics/update7/ML00565b.jpg] Calcite from Rudny, Kustanay Oblast, Kazakhstan [db_pics/update7/ML00565c.jpg]




ML00566 - Olmiite
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 3.9 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm
$ 125.00

This specimen was acquired when when it was still thought that pieces like this were Poldervaartite. The original label lists it as such, however it is now known that these are Olmiites.


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Olmiite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update7/ML00566a.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update7/ML00566b.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update7/ML00566c.jpg]




ML00567 - Fluorite with Quartz
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm
$ 200.00

A choice little combination piece with green fluorite cubes, quartz, microcline, and muscovite.


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Fluorite with Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00567a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00567b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00567c.jpg]




ML00568 - Roselite
Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.1 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm
$ 200.00

Here is a nice roselite specimen with slightly larger than average crystals exhibiting good transparency, color and form.


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Roselite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/update7/ML00568a.jpg] Roselite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/update7/ML00568b.jpg] Roselite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/update7/ML00568c.jpg]




ML00569 - Linarite & Anglesite ps. after Galena
Blanchard Mine, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4.9 x 4.0 x 2.5 cm
$ 300.00 SOLD

A New Mexico classic! Two galena cubes pseudomorphed to anglesite, aesthetically rimmed by quartz crystals and deep blue linarite crystals. The linarites are well formed and larger than normal for the locality.


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Linarite & Anglesite ps. after Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00569a.jpg] Linarite & Anglesite ps. after Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00569b.jpg] Linarite & Anglesite ps. after Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00569c.jpg] Linarite & Anglesite ps. after Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00569d.jpg]




ML00570 - Beryl on Kesterite with Mushistonite
Xuebaoding Mine, Pingwu County, Sichuan Province, China
miniature - 3.4 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm
$ 300.00

A fine example of a rare oxide species (mushistonite) altering from an equally rare Cu-Zn-Sn sulfosalt (kesterite). The associated muscovite and beryl are classic indicators of a greisen deposit.


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Beryl on Kesterite with Mushistonite from Xuebaoding Mine, Pingwu County, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00570a.jpg] Beryl on Kesterite with Mushistonite from Xuebaoding Mine, Pingwu County, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00570b.jpg] Beryl on Kesterite with Mushistonite from Xuebaoding Mine, Pingwu County, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00570c.jpg]




ML00571 - Cuprian Anglesite
Montevecchio Mines, Arbus and Guspini Municipality, Medio Campidano Province, Sardinia, Italy
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.1 x 3.0 cm
$ 125.00

An extremely rare and desirable European classic. Copper (mnalachite?) included anglesite on galena.


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Cuprian Anglesite from Montevecchio Mines, Arbus and Guspini Municipality, Medio Campidano Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/update7/ML00571a.jpg] Cuprian Anglesite from Montevecchio Mines, Arbus and Guspini Municipality, Medio Campidano Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/update7/ML00571b.jpg] Cuprian Anglesite from Montevecchio Mines, Arbus and Guspini Municipality, Medio Campidano Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/update7/ML00571c.jpg]




ML00572 - Augelite
Mina Ortega, Ancash Dept., Peru
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm
$ 150.00

A well formed example of a relatively rare species, especially when in macroscopic sizes.


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Augelite from Mina Ortega, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00572a.jpg] Augelite from Mina Ortega, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00572b.jpg] Augelite from Mina Ortega, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00572c.jpg]




ML00573 - Cuprian Adamite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm
$ 175.00 SOLD

Of all the color variations in adamite, these robin's egg blue crystals are my favorite.


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Cuprian Adamite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/update7/ML00573a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/update7/ML00573b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/update7/ML00573c.jpg]




ML00574 - Malachite
Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona
small cabinet - 7.6 x 6.0 x 3.8 cm
$ 600.00 SOLD

An exceptionally nice example of botryoidal malachite exhibiting fine chatoyance from the premier copper mine of southern Arizona.

ex Marion Godshaw collection.

ex Donna Harms collection.


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Malachite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona [db_pics/update7/ML00574a.jpg] Malachite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona [db_pics/update7/ML00574b.jpg] Malachite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona [db_pics/update7/ML00574c.jpg]




ML00575 - Bournonite & Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
small cabinet - 9.0 x 5.2 x 3.9 cm
$ 850.00

A fine example of doubly terminated bournonite nested in a group of elongate quartz crystals. While at first glance, several of the quartz crystals appear to be broken, they are actually rehealed.


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Bournonite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00575a.jpg] Bournonite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00575b.jpg] Bournonite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00575c.jpg] Bournonite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00575d.jpg]




ML00576 - Rhodochrosite
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Lima Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.3 x 4.2 cm
$ 500.00 SOLD

A fairly large rhodochrosite with an interesting mix of both rhombohedral and scalenohedral crystal faces.


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Rhodochrosite from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Lima Dept., Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00576a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Lima Dept., Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00576b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Lima Dept., Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00576c.jpg]




ML00577 - Pyromorphite
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 7.1 x 5.0 x 2.4 cm
$ 525.00 SOLD

A super example of arsenian pyromorphite. Often times these orange pyromorphites lack luster, however this one has a fantastic sparkle.


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00577a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00577b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00577c.jpg]




ML00578 - Goethite ps. after Siderite with Aquamarine & Tourmaline
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.8 x 5.0 x 4.3 cm
$ 850.00

A wonderful association piece from the Erongo Mountains. Lustrous black tourmaline (schorl and/or foitite) serves as a crystalline matrix for a spray of aquamarine crystals and a "corona" of siderites pseudomorphing to goethite.


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Goethite ps. after Siderite with Aquamarine & Tourmaline from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00578a.jpg] Goethite ps. after Siderite with Aquamarine & Tourmaline from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00578b.jpg] Goethite ps. after Siderite with Aquamarine & Tourmaline from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00578c.jpg] Goethite ps. after Siderite with Aquamarine & Tourmaline from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00578d.jpg]




ML00579 - Galena, Sphalerite & Chalcopyrite
9th of September Mine, Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 7.1 x 6.3 x 2.5
$ 1200.00

An interesting assemblage of hoppered/skeletal galena cubes with sphalerite and chalcopyrite.


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Galena, Sphalerite & Chalcopyrite from 9th of September Mine, Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria [db_pics/update7/ML00579a.jpg] Galena, Sphalerite & Chalcopyrite from 9th of September Mine, Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria [db_pics/update7/ML00579b.jpg] Galena, Sphalerite & Chalcopyrite from 9th of September Mine, Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria [db_pics/update7/ML00579c.jpg] Galena, Sphalerite & Chalcopyrite from 9th of September Mine, Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria [db_pics/update7/ML00579d.jpg]


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