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27 specimens selected...

A diverse group of minerals from locations around the globe.


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ML00269 - Cinnabar & Sulfur
Steamboat Hot Springs, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 7.2 x 5.0 x 3.8 cm
$ 50.00

A nice contrast of red and yellow on the bleached white sinter.


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Cinnabar & Sulfur from Steamboat Hot Springs, Washoe County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00269a.jpg] Cinnabar & Sulfur from Steamboat Hot Springs, Washoe County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00269b.jpg]




ML00318 - Malachite pseudo. Azurite
Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia
miniature - 5.0 x 4.6 x 2.7 cm
$ 300.00

Sharp malachite pseudomorphs after azurite from this geologically complex mine in northern Queensland.


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Malachite pseudo. Azurite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00318a.jpg] Malachite pseudo. Azurite from Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00318b.jpg]




ML00341 - Beryl var. Aquamarine, Apatite, Quartz, & Elbaite
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
miniature - 5.0 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm
$ 175.00 SOLD

A great association piece: beryl, apatite, elbaite, quartz, albite, and a fine grained asicular mineral that resembles stibiotantalite.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine, Apatite, Quartz, & Elbaite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update5/ML00341a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine, Apatite, Quartz, & Elbaite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update5/ML00341b.jpg]




ML00352 - Anglesite & Galena
Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5.5 x 2.8 cm
$ 500.00 SOLD

An American classic: anglesite and galena from the Wheatley Mine. This specimen has been around for a while as evidenced by 4 different collection tags glued on the specimen. Unfortunately, there are no old labels for this piece.


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Anglesite & Galena from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00352a.jpg] Anglesite & Galena from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00352b.jpg]




ML00355 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Shigar Valley, Baltistan, N.A., Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.0 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm
$ 1200.00

Exceptionally clear transparency for the upper 2/3 of the crystal. Albite & muscovite add contrast at the base.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Baltistan, N.A., Pakistan [db_pics/update5/ML00355a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Baltistan, N.A., Pakistan [db_pics/update5/ML00355b.jpg]




ML00357 - Fluorite
Weardale, North Pennines, County Durham, England, UK
cabinet - 10.3 x 9.0 x 3.5 cm
$ 3500.00

A good example of interpenetrant twinning enhanced by daylight fluoresence.


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Fluorite from Weardale, North Pennines, County Durham, England, UK [db_pics/update5/ML00357a.jpg] Fluorite from Weardale, North Pennines, County Durham, England, UK [db_pics/update5/ML00357b.jpg]




ML00360 - Fluorite on Celestite
El Tule Mine, Melchor Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico
miniature - 5.0 x 4.0 x 2.0 cm
$ 500.00

One of my favorite mineral associations from Mexico. Pale purple transparent fluorites on tabular celestite make a very asthetic piece.


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Fluorite on Celestite from El Tule Mine, Melchor Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00360a.jpg] Fluorite on Celestite from El Tule Mine, Melchor Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/update5/ML00360b.jpg]




ML00361 - Elbaite & Albite
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.6 x 6.2 x 4.6 cm
$ 3000.00

The white to colorless albite roses provide great contrast to the well formed tourmaline crystal.


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Elbaite & Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update5/ML00361a.jpg] Elbaite & Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update5/ML00361b.jpg] Elbaite & Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update5/ML00361c.jpg]




ML00362 - Anatase on Quartz
Grieswies, Rauris Valley, Hohe Tauem, Salzburg, Austria
small cabinet - 9.4 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
$ 100.00

A classic alpine association of exceptionally transparent quartz with tiny anatase crystals.


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Anatase on Quartz from Grieswies, Rauris Valley, Hohe Tauem, Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/update5/ML00362a.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Grieswies, Rauris Valley, Hohe Tauem, Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/update5/ML00362b.jpg]




ML00363 - Rose Quartz
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.0 x 7.6 x 7.4 cm
$ 500.00 SOLD

Exceptionally well formed quartz crystals with deep color saturation.


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Rose Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update5/ML00363a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update5/ML00363b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update5/ML00363c.jpg] Rose Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update5/ML00363d.jpg]




ML00364 - Fluorite & Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
small cabinet - 7.8 x 7.0 x 3.4 cm
$ 500.00

A nice group of almost aqua-blue fluorites with associated calcite and quartz.


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Fluorite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update5/ML00364a.jpg] Fluorite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/update5/ML00364b.jpg]




ML00369 - Olivenite
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing County, Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.9 x 3.7 x 2.0 cm
$ 200.00 SOLD

A super example of Olivenite from Majuba. This specimen was self-collected on Jan. 1st 1995. It was found on the muck pile as you climb into the copper stope.


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Olivenite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00369a.jpg] Olivenite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update5/ML00369b.jpg]




ML00370 - Chalcopyrite
Huanzalá Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Dept, Perú
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.1 x 3.5 cm
$ 200.00 SOLD

Large twinned chalcopyrites with associated calcites. The mine is famous for pyrites, however, the chalcopyrites can be quite good as well.


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Chalcopyrite from Huanzalá Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Dept, Perú [db_pics/update5/ML00370a.jpg] Chalcopyrite from Huanzalá Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Dept, Perú [db_pics/update5/ML00370b.jpg]




ML00371 - Azurite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.0 x 3.1 x 2.8 cm
$ 500.00

A well-formed tabular azurite crystal. The edges show vivid blue transparency with proper lighting.


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Azurite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/update5/ML00371a.jpg]




ML00373 - Quartz var. Amethyst
Kuridala, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia
small cabinet - 7.7 x 5.8 x 3.5 cm
$ 220.00

While these crystals are dominantly amethyst, they have slightly smoky zonations on some of the crystals. The crystals show double termination habits in addition to scepter formation.


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Quartz var. Amethyst from Kuridala, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00373a.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Kuridala, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/update5/ML00373b.jpg]


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