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83 specimens selected...

The second batch of minerals from the Don Zowader Collection. Profits from this sale will go to John Veevaert's family.


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DZ0706 - Tourmaline
Paprok Mine, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm
$ 100.00 SOLD

Bi-colored pale green tourmaline crystal grading to pink at the tips associated with lilac colored lepidolite. Tourmaline crystals in the matrix have bue caps.


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Tourmaline from Paprok Mine, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0706a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok Mine, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0706b.jpg]




DZ0708 - Quartz var. Amethyst
Veracruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.9 x 2.1 cm
$ 250.00

Three intergrown amethyst crystals all doubly terminated. Stands up nicely on volcanic matrix. The amethyst has very nice color.


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Quartz var. Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ0708a.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ0708b.jpg]




DZ0710 - Sphalerite & Calcite
New York State, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.0 x 2.9 cm
$ 400.00

A mound of sphalerite nested by small calcite crystals. The sphalerites are super lustrous and give honey brown flashes in the light. No specific location was given but I believe it to be from Walworth Quarry. Maybe some of you east coast afficianados can help identify the locality?


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Sphalerite & Calcite from New York State, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0710a.jpg] Sphalerite & Calcite from New York State, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0710b.jpg]




DZ0703 - Herderite with Albite
Virgem de Lapa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.9 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm
$ 450.00 SOLD

A nice bluish grey twinned herderite crystal aesthetically positioned at the top of an albite rose.


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Herderite with Albite from Virgem de Lapa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ0703a.jpg] Herderite with Albite from Virgem de Lapa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ0703b.jpg] Herderite with Albite from Virgem de Lapa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ0703c.jpg]




DZ0705 - Pyromorphite
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 6.3 x 3.9 x 3.8 cm
$ 2000.00

Large (2.3cm) bi-colored pyromorphite crystals sit on a matrix of smaller pyromorphite. The crystals are greenish at the center and grade out to a more yellowish hue. Specimen has high luster and great presentation.


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0705a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0705b.jpg]




DZ0511 - Cassiterite
Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
miniature - 4.1 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm
$ 500.00

A small group of super lustrous crystals associated with a few quartz crystals.


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Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ0511a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ0511b.jpg]




DZ0503 - Silver
New Nevada Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.0 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm
$ 450.00

This is a typical silver from Batopilas showing long spinel twins and distinct herringbone structures.


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Silver from New Nevada Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ0503a.jpg] Silver from New Nevada Mine, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ0503b.jpg]




DZ0506 - Cobaltoan Calcite
Mupine Mine, Shaba, Zaire
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6.3 x 4.6 cm
$ 600.00


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Cobaltoan Calcite from Mupine Mine, Shaba, Zaire [db_pics/zowater/DZ0506a.jpg] Cobaltoan Calcite from Mupine Mine, Shaba, Zaire [db_pics/zowater/DZ0506b.jpg]




DZ0504 - Azurite
La Sal, Utah USA
miniature - 4.7 x 4.4 x 3.6 cm
$ 400.00

An unusually clean and lustrous azurite from La Sal with nice blue color and a small tab of matrix which significantly aids the display.


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Azurite from La Sal, Utah USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0504a.jpg] Azurite from La Sal, Utah USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0504b.jpg]




DZ0508 - Microcline
Laggo Maggiore, Braveno, Italy
small cabinet - 6.9 x 6.0 x 3.9 cm
$ 125.00

Large twinned microclines in a matrix of small albites and quartz.


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Microcline from Laggo Maggiore, Braveno, Italy [db_pics/zowater/DZ0508a.jpg] Microcline from Laggo Maggiore, Braveno, Italy [db_pics/zowater/DZ0508b.jpg]




DZ0510 - Brucite
Woods Chrome Mine, Texas, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania USA
miniature - 4.1 x 3.5 x 1.1 cm
$ 500.00

This brucite crystal is surprisingly large and transparent. I do not normally think of transparency when with Brucite but one can actually read print through this crystal.


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Brucite from Woods Chrome Mine, Texas, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0510a.jpg]




DZ4603 - Barite
England?
miniature - 3.8 x 3.0 x 2.4 cm
$ 100.00

Pale blue transparent to translucent barite crystals with a small amount of gossenous material at the base. Very likely from England.


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Barite from England? [db_pics/zowater/DZ4603a.jpg] Barite from England? [db_pics/zowater/DZ4603b.jpg]




DZ4608 - Pectolite on Datolite
Millington, New Jersey USA
small cabinet - 8.7 x 7.4 x 3.0 cm
$ 50.00

Two spherical pectolite balls perched on datolite.


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Pectolite on Datolite from Millington, New Jersey USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4608a.jpg]




DZ4605 - Variscite
Lucin, Utah
large cabinet - 15.9 x 8.4 x 2.9 cm
$ 300.00

A large polished slab with good green color. Slightly rounded breccia fragments give a texture one could imagine belonging on dinosaur skin. 


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Variscite from Lucin, Utah [db_pics/zowater/DZ4605a.jpg]




DZ4607 - Franklinite, Willamite & Zincite
Franklin, New Jersey USA
small cabinet - 7.7 x 6.5 x 3.3 cm
$ 500.00

Three principle octahedrons of franklinite occur in a matrix with numerous smaller franklinites, pink calcite, and a large willamite. A small vug in the willamite has a well formed 4mm zincite crystal.


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Franklinite, Willamite & Zincite from Franklin, New Jersey USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4607a.jpg] Franklinite, Willamite & Zincite from Franklin, New Jersey USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4607b.jpg]


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