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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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DZ2408 - Beryl var Aquamarine with Muscovite
Sichuan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.3 x 4.4 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

Two intersecting tabular beryl crystals perched on a muscovite matrix. The beryls are often labeled as goshenite, however, these are pale blue and could be considered aquamarine.

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Beryl var Aquamarine with Muscovite from Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ2408a.jpg] Beryl var Aquamarine with Muscovite from Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ2408b.jpg]





DZ2405 - Copper after Azurite
Rose Mine, Grant County, New Mexico USA
miniature - 3.6 x 3.9 x 2.7 cm
$ 150.00 SOLD

How perfect is this? A copper rosette from the Rose Mine. 


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Copper after Azurite from Rose Mine, Grant County, New Mexico USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ2405a.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Rose Mine, Grant County, New Mexico USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ2405b.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Rose Mine, Grant County, New Mexico USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ2405c.jpg]





DZ0407 - Wulfenite
Glove Mine, Santa Cruz County, Arizona USA
miniature - 4.6 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
$ 400.00 SOLD

This is a fantastic miniature. A medusa head of perfect yellow wulfenites cap a small mound of gossan.


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Wulfenite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz County, Arizona USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0407a.jpg]





DZ0404 - Galena
Miliken Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds County, Missouri USA
small cabinet - 7.8 x 5.5 x 4.8 cm
$ 425.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 297.50 SOLD

A large and lustrous galena cube with octahedral modifications is perched on a matrix of dolomite with smaller galenas and chalcopyrite.


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Galena from Miliken Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds County, Missouri USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0404a.jpg] Galena from Miliken Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds County, Missouri USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0404b.jpg] Galena from Miliken Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds County, Missouri USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0404c.jpg]





DZ0403 - Bornite
Jezkazgan, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
miniature - 4.8 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm
$ 300.00 SOLD

A single well formed bornite crystal sits on a matrix of clacite and dolomite with ttiny twinned chalcopyrites.


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Bornite from Jezkazgan, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0403a.jpg] Bornite from Jezkazgan, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/zowater/DZ0403b.jpg]





DZ0402 - Witherite
Cave-In-Rock, Illinois Fluorspar District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 6.4 x 5.2 x 3.4 cm
$ 450.00 SOLD

A group of witherites to 1.5 cm occur on a matrix of tiny scalenohedral calcites over yellow fluorite.


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Witherite from Cave-In-Rock, Illinois Fluorspar District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0402a.jpg] Witherite from Cave-In-Rock, Illinois Fluorspar District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0402b.jpg]





DZ0410 - Bornite on Quartz
Carn Brea Mine, Ilogan, Cornwall, England
small cabinet - 8.6 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm
$ 500.00 SOLD

Well formed bornite crystals on quartz matrix.

ex Asselborn and British Museum of Natural History collections.


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Bornite on Quartz from Carn Brea Mine, Ilogan, Cornwall, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ0410a.jpg] Bornite on Quartz from Carn Brea Mine, Ilogan, Cornwall, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ0410b.jpg]





DZ0408 - Calcite
Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin County, Illinois USA
cabinet - 11.2 x 8.0 x 5.0 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

A great example of elongate scalenohedral calcite crystals. The only bad part about the specimen is that the fluorite is almost completely covered.

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Calcite from Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin County, Illinois USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0408a.jpg] Calcite from Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin County, Illinois USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0408b.jpg]





DZ0406 - Chalcocite
Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.7 x 3.0 cm
$ 400.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 280.00 SOLD

Chalcocites from Butte are commonly well oxidized. This specimen is surprisingly sharp and well lustrous. It sits on a matrix of pyrite and quartz.


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Chalcocite from Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0406a.jpg] Chalcocite from Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ0406b.jpg]





DZ4911 - Goethite & Quartz
2nd Mesabl Claim, Park County, Colorado
miniature - 4.4 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

A mass of asicular radiating spheres of geothite hosts a doubly terminated tabular smokey quartz crystal.


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Goethite & Quartz from 2nd Mesabl Claim, Park County, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ4911a.jpg] Goethite & Quartz from 2nd Mesabl Claim, Park County, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ4911b.jpg]





DZ4906 - Corundum var. Sapphire
Gallatin County, Montana
small cabinet - 6.4 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm
$ 250.00 SOLD

3.1 cm slightly translucent blue corundum in a quartz & biotite gneiss matrix.


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Corundum var. Sapphire from Gallatin County, Montana [db_pics/zowater/DZ4906a.jpg] Corundum var. Sapphire from Gallatin County, Montana [db_pics/zowater/DZ4906b.jpg]





DZ4908 - Torbernite
Old Gunnislake Mine, Callington, Cornwall, England, UK
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.9 x 3.6 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

2.5cm wide spray of lustrous green Torbernite.


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Torbernite from Old Gunnislake Mine, Callington, Cornwall, England, UK [db_pics/zowater/DZ4908a.jpg] Torbernite from Old Gunnislake Mine, Callington, Cornwall, England, UK [db_pics/zowater/DZ4908b.jpg]





DZ4909 - Babingtonite on Prehnite
Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 9.0 x 6.0 x 5.0 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

A single 2cm babingtonite, extrememly sharp and well formed. Stands by itself on a matrix of prehnite. The backside of the specimen has numerous smaller crystals.


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Babingtonite on Prehnite from Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ4909a.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ4909b.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ4909c.jpg]





DZ4910 - Stibnite
Xikuangshan, Hunan Province, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.8 x 3.6 cm
$ AT-AUCTION

A tasteful group of stibnite with quartz druse.


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Stibnite from Xikuangshan, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ4910a.jpg] Stibnite from Xikuangshan, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ4910b.jpg]





DZ4903 - Rhodochrosite & Quartz
Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.7 x 2.3 cm
$ 400.00 SOLD

Three rhodochrosite crystals with quartz, sphalerite, galena and pyrite.


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Rhodochrosite & Quartz from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ4903a.jpg] Rhodochrosite & Quartz from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ4903b.jpg]


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