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30 specimens selected...

This weeks update features an assortment of 30 different specimens from all around the world. Enjoy!


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ML00288 - Rutile
Gamsberg Area, Khomas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.0 x 3.9 x 2.8
$ 200.00

Nice reddish brown rutile crystals from an uncommon locality.


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Rutile from Gamsberg Area, Khomas Region, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00288a.jpg] Rutile from Gamsberg Area, Khomas Region, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00288b.jpg]





ML00291 - Fluorapatite, Arsenopyrite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite & Quartz
Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
cabinet - 9.8 x 7.4 x 4.5 cm
$ 350.00

A great combination piece from my favorite European locality.


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Fluorapatite, Arsenopyrite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite & Quartz from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/update5/ML00291a.jpg] Fluorapatite, Arsenopyrite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite & Quartz from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/update5/ML00291b.jpg] Fluorapatite, Arsenopyrite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite & Quartz from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/update5/ML00291c.jpg] Fluorapatite, Arsenopyrite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite & Quartz from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/update5/ML00291d.jpg]





ML00277 - Gold
Manhattan District, Nye County, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.5 x 0.5 cm
$ 1500.00

Extremely high grade gold vein slab sawn on both sides. Total weight is 29 grams. Gold weight has not been calculated, but is likely ~50% based on visual assessment.


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Gold from Manhattan District, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00277a.jpg] Gold from Manhattan District, Nye County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00277b.jpg]





ML00279 - Barite on Drusy Quartz
Rosebud Mine, Pershing County, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 7.4 x 6.1 x 2.6 cm
$ 100.00 SOLD

Clear to grey and translparent to translucent barite crystals on a drusy quartz vein.


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Barite on Drusy Quartz from Rosebud Mine, Pershing County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00279a.jpg] Barite on Drusy Quartz from Rosebud Mine, Pershing County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00279b.jpg]





ML00294 - Gratonite
Cerro de Pasco District, Pasco Department, Peru
cabinet - 9.7 x 6.0 x 5.4 cm
$ 2100.00

An exceptionally large and well formed specimen of such a rare and desireable lead sulfosalt.


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Gratonite from Cerro de Pasco District, Pasco Department, Peru [db_pics/update5/ML00294a.jpg] Gratonite from Cerro de Pasco District, Pasco Department, Peru [db_pics/update5/ML00294b.jpg] Gratonite from Cerro de Pasco District, Pasco Department, Peru [db_pics/update5/ML00294c.jpg]





ML00295 - Grossular
Nightingale Mine, Churchill County, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm
$ 150.00

The skarns at Nightengale are notoriously reluctant to produce good crystals. These crystals are surprisingly large and transparent.


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Grossular from Nightingale Mine, Churchill County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00295a.jpg] Grossular from Nightingale Mine, Churchill County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00295b.jpg]





ML00298 - Stibnite
Ichinokawa Mine, Saijo, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan
small cabinet - 7.9 x 6.1 x 3.5 cm
$ 200.00

Stbnite with euhedral quartz crystals from the classic Japanese locality.


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Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Saijo, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/update5/ML00298a.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Saijo, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/update5/ML00298b.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Saijo, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/update5/ML00298c.jpg]





ML00300 - Wulfenite
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.4 x 3.0 cm
$ 400.00

This wulfenite has higher luster and a deeper butterscotch orange color than most wulfenites from this locality.


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Wulfenite from Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00300a.jpg] Wulfenite from Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00300b.jpg]





ML00306 - Pyromorphite
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
miniature - 5.0 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm
$ 500.00

Large orange pyromorphite crystals slightly grading to and off green color in places. The largest crystal is about 3 cm long.


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00306a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00306b.jpg]





ML00312 - Ajoite
Ajo Mine, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm
$ 80.00

A druse of tiny ajoite crystals from the type locality.


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Ajoite from Ajo Mine, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00312a.jpg] Ajoite from Ajo Mine, Ajo, Pima County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00312b.jpg]





ML00313 - Smithsonite on Descloizite
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.4 x 1.8 cm
$ 1200.00

Double terminated twinned crystals resembling the wheat cheif habit, associated with red descloizite. The old label lists the specimen as being from Tsumeb, but it almost assuredly from Berg Aukus


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Smithsonite on Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00313a.jpg] Smithsonite on Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00313b.jpg]





ML00316 - Calcite
Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia
large cabinet - 2.8 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm
$ 220.00

Complexly twinned clacite from the Red Dome Mine. Self collected circa 1998.


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Calcite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00316a.jpg] Calcite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00316b.jpg]





ML00317 - Andorite
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.1 x 1.2 cm
$ 725.00

These crystals made a big spash in Tucson about 10 years ago, but it appears to be an isolated find in the mine since none have come out since then. These crystals are really exceptional for such a rare silver lead sulfosalt.

ex Kimball Goddard collection.


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Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/update5/ML00317a.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/update5/ML00317b.jpg]





ML00321 - Quartz
Goboboseb Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 8.1 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm
$ 600.00 SOLD

A nice double terminated crystal grading from reddish inclusions at one end, amethyst in the center, and clear quartz at the other end. Has an unusual bent appearance to two of the hexagonal prisms.


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Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00321a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00321b.jpg]





ML00322 - Cerussite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.6 x 2.3 cm
$ 100.00

A super asthetic thumbnail exhibiting three cyclic twin planes.


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Cerussite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00322a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00322b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00322c.jpg]

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