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15 new specimens from various localities.






ML00655 - Topaz
Zapot Mine, Gillis Range, Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.9 cm
$ 150.00 SOLD

Gem clear topaz with an extremely faint sherry colored hue. The stone is facet grade, but cleaved on the rear.

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Topaz from Zapot Mine, Gillis Range, Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00655a.jpg] Topaz from Zapot Mine, Gillis Range, Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00655b.jpg] Topaz from Zapot Mine, Gillis Range, Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00655c.jpg] Topaz from Zapot Mine, Gillis Range, Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00655d.jpg]





ML00656 - Fluorite
American Tunnel, San Juan County, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6.4 x 5.3 x 3.6 cm
$ 900.00

Complexly modified octahedral fluorite crystals with the typical greenish hue well known from the American Tunnel Mine. Associations of rhodochrosite and several sulfides provide contrast

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ex. Scott Werschky Collection


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Fluorite from American Tunnel, San Juan County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00656a.jpg] Fluorite from American Tunnel, San Juan County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00656b.jpg] Fluorite from American Tunnel, San Juan County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00656c.jpg] Fluorite from American Tunnel, San Juan County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00656d.jpg]





ML00657 - Fluorite
Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
small cabinet - 8.2 x 6.0 x 4.1 cm
$ 400.00

A group of four intergrown, razor sharp fluorite octahedrons perched on a quartz matrix.

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Fluorite from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update7/ML00657a.jpg] Fluorite from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update7/ML00657b.jpg] Fluorite from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update7/ML00657c.jpg] Fluorite from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update7/ML00657d.jpg]





ML00658 - Cuprite on Chrysocolla
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
cabinet - 10.0 x 7.6 x 5.5 cm
$ 825.00

This is an old specimen from Mashamba West. Several sharp octahedrons of cuprite occur in a vug lined with pale green chrysocolla.

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ex Gilbert Gauthier


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Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00658a.jpg] Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00658b.jpg] Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00658c.jpg] Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00658d.jpg]





ML00659 - Malachite
Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia
small cabinet - 7.2 x 5.1 x 3.4 cm
$ 200.00 SOLD

Densely packed fibrous malachite displaying a vibrant chatoyance when rotated.

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ex Lloyd & Lynne Staunton Collection


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Malachite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update7/ML00659a.jpg] Malachite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update7/ML00659b.jpg] Malachite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update7/ML00659c.jpg] Malachite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update7/ML00659d.jpg]





ML00660 - Copper
Itauz Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan
miniature - 4.7 x 1.1 x 0.3 cm
$ 150.00

A long spinel law twin capped by cube-octahedral crystals, with associations of cuprite along the edge.

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Copper from Itauz Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan [db_pics/update7/ML00660a.jpg] Copper from Itauz Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan [db_pics/update7/ML00660b.jpg]





ML00661 - Smithsonite
Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 10.0 x 6.3 x 3.8 cm
$ 1200.00

An interesting two-tone smithsonite from one of the species' most desirable localities. The base layer is a blue-grey which is coated by a second generation of more greenish and larger botryoidal masses.

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Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00661a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00661b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00661c.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00661d.jpg]





ML00662 - Fluorite
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
small cabinet - 9.3 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm
$ 325.00

A bi-color fluorite cube with a pale turquoise center and well defined purple picture frame zones. The fluorite sits on a matrix of quartz druse and tiny muscovite balls.

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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00662a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00662b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00662c.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update7/ML00662d.jpg]





ML00663 - Mimetite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.6 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm
$ 275.00

Group of complexly crystallised mimetites yeilding an almost drusy look. A few wulfenite crystals with nearly the exact same color are camouflaged in amongst the mimetites.

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Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/update7/ML00663a.jpg] Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/update7/ML00663b.jpg] Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/update7/ML00663c.jpg]





ML00664 - Azurite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.6 x 3.3 x 1.6 cm
$ 250.00 SOLD

This lustrous blue azurite has labels naming Berg Aukas as the locality, however I am inclined to say it is more likely from Tsumeb. Some of the thinner crystals are extremely translucent. 

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Azurite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00664a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00664b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00664c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00664d.jpg]





ML00665 - Axinite (Fe) & Schorl
Molletambo, Pisco Province, Ica Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 8.6 x 6.9 x 6.0 cm
$ 150.00

Numerous small skarn deposits are known in southern Peru. Many of them are unimpressive but a few have quite interesting geology. This axinite specimen came from a small lot of minerals that was purchased in Lima nearly 20 years ago.

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Axinite (Fe) & Schorl from Molletambo, Pisco Province, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00665a.jpg] Axinite (Fe) & Schorl from Molletambo, Pisco Province, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00665b.jpg] Axinite (Fe) & Schorl from Molletambo, Pisco Province, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00665c.jpg] Axinite (Fe) & Schorl from Molletambo, Pisco Province, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/update7/ML00665d.jpg]





ML00666 - Rhodochrosite
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4.2 x 3.0 x 2.2 cm
$ 600.00

An interesting group of rhodochrosite rhombohedrons selectively coated by tiny quartz crystals, giving the rhodo a paler pink appearance.

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Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00666a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00666b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00666c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00666d.jpg]





ML00667 - Vanadinite
ACF Mine, Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 7.3 x 4.8 x 2.2 cm
$ 280.00

A group of brownish yellow vanadinite crystals with an unusual form. The crystals appear to have replaced a delicate gossanous stalactitic structure.

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Vanadinite from ACF Mine, Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/update7/ML00667a.jpg] Vanadinite from ACF Mine, Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/update7/ML00667b.jpg] Vanadinite from ACF Mine, Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/update7/ML00667c.jpg]





ML00668 - Galena & Sphalerite
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
cabinet - 9.9 x 6.7 x 4.7 cm
$ 175.00

An unusual assemblage of cube-octahedral galena and sphalerite on a matrix of tiny quartz crystals and dark green balls of mica.

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Galena & Sphalerite from Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria [db_pics/update7/ML00668a.jpg] Galena & Sphalerite from Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria [db_pics/update7/ML00668b.jpg] Galena & Sphalerite from Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria [db_pics/update7/ML00668c.jpg] Galena & Sphalerite from Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria [db_pics/update7/ML00668d.jpg]





ML00669 - Mimetite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
$ 200.00

These sprays of yellow mimetite are nicely contrasted by deep green malachite(?) that is replacing cuprite.

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ex Neil Prenn Collection.


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Mimetite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00669a.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00669b.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00669c.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00669d.jpg]


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