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58 specimens selected...

The third batch of minerals from Don Zowader's collection. As with the last two, proceeds from this sale will benefit the widow of the late John Veevaert.


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DZ3001 - Magnetite
Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.0 x 3.3 cm
$ 2000.00

Superb, large, razor-sharp, lustrous, black, alpine-type octahedrons (some twinned) with Feldspar on matrix.


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Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ3001a.jpg] Magnetite from Cerro Huanaquino, Totora, Dept. Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ3001b.jpg]




DZ3009 - Heulandite & Stilbite on Chalcedony
Jalgaon, Northern Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8.9 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm
$ 400.00

A super lustrous semi-transparent heulandite with a slight pinkish hue is perched on drusy quartz with several stilbite crystals for contrast.


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Heulandite & Stilbite on Chalcedony from Jalgaon, Northern Maharashtra, India [db_pics/zowater/DZ3009a.jpg] Heulandite & Stilbite on Chalcedony from Jalgaon, Northern Maharashtra, India [db_pics/zowater/DZ3009b.jpg]




DZ3007 - Rhodochrosite
Gilman, Colorado
small cabinet - 6.8 x 3.9 x 3.3 cm
$ 500.00

A Colorado classic. Pale pink disc shaped rhodochrosites on lustrous black sphalerite.


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Rhodochrosite from Gilman, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ3007a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Gilman, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ3007b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Gilman, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ3007c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Gilman, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ3007d.jpg]




DZ3006 - Galena
Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds County, Missouri USA
miniature - 4.3 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm
$ 250.00

This large single cube of galena with small octahedral modifications at the corners is perched on a small tab of octahedral galena with dolomite and chalcopyrite. The label lists this as St Joseph Lead District but it is almost certainly Sweetwater Mine.


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Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds County, Missouri USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3006a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds County, Missouri USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3006b.jpg]




DZ3003 - Siderite
La Mure, Isere, France
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm
$ 300.00

A large single siderite crystal with an interesting, almost waxy luster occupies the entire width of the specimen. Numerous smaller siderites have grown at an angle and are effectively martix to the large crystal.


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Siderite from La Mure, Isere, France [db_pics/zowater/DZ3003a.jpg] Siderite from La Mure, Isere, France [db_pics/zowater/DZ3003b.jpg] Siderite from La Mure, Isere, France [db_pics/zowater/DZ3003c.jpg]




DZ4102 - Barite on Calcite
Elk Creek, Meade County, South Dakota USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.0 x 4.2 cm
$ 1000.00

A single perfect barite with great root-beer brown color and unusually good transparency. Perched on a matrix of small yellow calcites.


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Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade County, South Dakota USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4102a.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade County, South Dakota USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4102b.jpg]




DZ4103 - Hematite
Niaslo, Basha Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.1 x 2.8 cm
$ 400.00

Lustrous hexagonal barrel shaped crystals stand upright on a matrix of adularia, chlorite and tiny hematites.


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Hematite from Niaslo, Basha Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ4103a.jpg] Hematite from Niaslo, Basha Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ4103b.jpg]




DZ4107 - Copper
Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan
small cabinet - 5.6 x 3.1 x 1.1 cm
$ 300.00

A sharp spinel twinned crystal nearly 3cm long occurs with numerous smaller copper crystals, both twinned and untwinned.


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Copper from Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan [db_pics/zowater/DZ4107a.jpg] Copper from Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan [db_pics/zowater/DZ4107b.jpg] Copper from Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan [db_pics/zowater/DZ4107c.jpg]




DZ4109 - Azurite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.6 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm
$ 350.00

A well formed sharp azurite crystal, partly pseudomorphed to malachite on a matrix of cuprian calcite crystals on dolomite pseudomorphs after (?).


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Azurite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ4109a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ4109b.jpg]




DZ4104 - Bournonite
Saint-Laurent-Le-Minier, France
small cabinet - 7.0 x 4.9 x 4.2 cm
$ 350.00

Classic cogwheel twins of bournonite up to 2cm perched on a matrix of sphalerite coating pink calcite.


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Bournonite from Saint-Laurent-Le-Minier, France [db_pics/zowater/DZ4104a.jpg] Bournonite from Saint-Laurent-Le-Minier, France [db_pics/zowater/DZ4104b.jpg]




DZ4105 - Vesuvianite
Monte Somma, Naples, Italy
small cabinet - 8.1 x 6.7 x 4.6 cm
$ 350.00

The principle crystal is so lustrous and dark that it almost looks black, but there are numerous reflections with a pleasing brown tint. The associated minerals appear to be diopside.


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Vesuvianite from Monte Somma, Naples, Italy [db_pics/zowater/DZ4105a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Monte Somma, Naples, Italy [db_pics/zowater/DZ4105b.jpg]




DZ4108 - Chalcopyrite "Blister Copper"
Redruth, Cornwall, England
miniature - 4.3 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm
$ 150.00 SOLD

Classic botryoidal chalcopyrite with a beautiful blue tarnish and numerous tiny sphalerite crystals.


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Chalcopyrite Chalcopyrite




DZ1503 - Pyrrhotite
Tetjuche-Pristan, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm
$ 400.00

A well formed doubly terminated pyrrhotite, 5.5 cm in diameter, with a small amount of quartz at the base.


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Pyrrhotite from Tetjuche-Pristan, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1503a.jpg]




DZ1510 - Quartz var. Amethyst
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes County, Georgia USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm
$ 200.00

A nice single partially doubly terminated amethyst.


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Quartz var. Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes County, Georgia USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1510a.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes County, Georgia USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1510b.jpg]




DZ1508 - Datolite with Apophyllite
Nicolai Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
miniature - 4.7 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm
$ 300.00

A doubly terminated pale blue datolite that could almost be considered a floater crystal if not for the apophyllites attached at matrix.


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Datolite with Apophyllite from Nicolai Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1508a.jpg] Datolite with Apophyllite from Nicolai Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1508b.jpg] Datolite with Apophyllite from Nicolai Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1508c.jpg]


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