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Our 3rd update brings you 30 new specimens of varying prices and localities to browse through. Happy hunting!


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ML00292 - Mimetite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 11.0 x 5.0 x 2.6
$ 1200.00

A 360 degree specimen of yellow mimetite needles contrasted by small malachite balls. The dolomitic(?) matrix is folded resembling paleo seafloor ripple marks.


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Mimetite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00292a.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00292b.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00292c.jpg]




ML00280 - Kermesite
Caiwa Mine, Danfeng County, Shangluo Perfecture, Shaanxi Province, China
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.0 x 3.2 cm
$ 900.00

This mine has produced the world's finest Kermesites. Most of the specimens were produced about 15 years ago, and no new material has been seen since.


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Kermesite from Caiwa Mine, Danfeng County, Shangluo Perfecture, Shaanxi Province, China [db_pics/update5/ML00280a.jpg] Kermesite from Caiwa Mine, Danfeng County, Shangluo Perfecture, Shaanxi Province, China [db_pics/update5/ML00280b.jpg] Kermesite from Caiwa Mine, Danfeng County, Shangluo Perfecture, Shaanxi Province, China [db_pics/update5/ML00280c.jpg]




ML00297 - Danburite
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.9 x 6.3 x 4.2 cm
$ 500.00

Pale gemmy crystaks typical from the better material from Charcas.


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Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00297a.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00297b.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00297c.jpg]




ML00299 - Malachite
Brown's Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
small cabinet - 8.9 x 6.9 x 4.6 cm
$ 1000.00

This botryoidal malachite has surprisingly good luster.

ex Lloyd Staunton collection


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Malachite from Brown's Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00299a.jpg] Malachite from Brown's Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00299b.jpg] Malachite from Brown's Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00299c.jpg]




ML00301 - Cuprite
Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.4 x 4.4 x 4.1 cm
$ 500.00

Nice sharp and lusterous cuprites from Bisbee. Proper lighting shows red highlights.


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Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00301a.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00301b.jpg]




ML00302 - Epidote
Northern Frontier District, Kenya
cabinet - 9.7 x 3.0 x 1.7 cm
$ 850.00

A large elongate twinned epidote crystal. The backside is preferentially coated with tiny specular hematite crystals.


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Epidote from Northern Frontier District, Kenya [db_pics/update5/ML00302a.jpg] Epidote from Northern Frontier District, Kenya [db_pics/update5/ML00302b.jpg] Epidote from Northern Frontier District, Kenya [db_pics/update5/ML00302c.jpg]




ML00303 - Cerussite & Malachite
Rum Jungle, Northen Territory, Australia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.2 x 2.6 cm
$ 100.00

Cerrusite with well defined cyclic twinning contrasted against green malachite matrix.


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Cerussite & Malachite from Rum Jungle, Northen Territory, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00303a.jpg] Cerussite & Malachite from Rum Jungle, Northen Territory, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00303b.jpg]




ML00304 - Enargite, Pyrite & Quartz
Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6.4 x 3.6 cm
$ 300.00

An unusually large (2cm) enargite crystal in a quartz vug with associated pyrite and smaller enargite crystals from the "richest mountain on earth".


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Enargite, Pyrite & Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00304a.jpg] Enargite, Pyrite & Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00304b.jpg] Enargite, Pyrite & Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00304c.jpg]




ML00305 - Silver
Veta Grande Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 5.7 x 3.7 cm
$ 3500.00

Well formed wires with heavy striations and associated calcite crystals.


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Silver from Veta Grande Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00305a.jpg] Silver from Veta Grande Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00305b.jpg] Silver from Veta Grande Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00305c.jpg]




ML00309 - Pyromorphite
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
miniature - 4.0 x 2.4 x 2.0 cm
$ 300.00

Classic yellow-green pyromorphite from bunker hill.


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00309a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00309b.jpg]




ML00314 - Pyrite
176 Stope, 1500 Level, Black Cloud Mine, Leadville, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm
$ 275.00

Pyrite with the unusual growth habits typical of the black Cloud Mine. Specimens such as this launched Dave Bunk's mineral career.


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Pyrite from 176 Stope, 1500 Level, Black Cloud Mine, Leadville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00314a.jpg] Pyrite from 176 Stope, 1500 Level, Black Cloud Mine, Leadville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00314b.jpg]




ML00315 - Quartz (Japan Law Twin) on Bournonite
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou, Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
miniature - 4.8 x 3.7 x 3.4 cm
$ 300.00

A double Japan law twinned quartz on Bournonite.


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Quartz (Japan Law Twin) on Bournonite from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou, Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update5/ML00315a.jpg] Quartz (Japan Law Twin) on Bournonite from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou, Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update5/ML00315b.jpg] Quartz (Japan Law Twin) on Bournonite from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou, Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update5/ML00315c.jpg]




ML00319 - Axinite
Puiva Mine, Beresovak District, Sub-Polar Urals, Tyumen Oblast, Russia
small cabinet - 5.6 x 5.3 x 3.5 cm
$ 900.00

A nice spray of transparent to translucent crystals. The locality is now closed down.


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Axinite from Puiva Mine, Beresovak District, Sub-Polar Urals, Tyumen Oblast, Russia [db_pics/update5/ML00319a.jpg]




ML00320 - Braunite
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4.2 x 3.3 x 1.7 cm
$ 100.00

Sharp well formed crystals of this unusual manganese silicate mineral. It has a dramatic metallic look for a silicate mineral.


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Braunite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update5/ML00320a.jpg] Braunite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update5/ML00320b.jpg]




ML00323 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam
small cabinet - 8.3 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm
$ 2500.00 SOLD

Beautiful saturated blue color to this double terminated crystal. The aquas from Vietnam have some of the best color from anywhere on the planet. It appears production from these mines has dropped off dramatically over the last uear or two.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/update5/ML00323a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/update5/ML00323b.jpg]


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