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The 4th batch of Don Zowader's collection. Same deal as the last three!


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DZ1401 - Red Beryl
Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mountains, Milford, Utah
small cabinet - 5.6 x 2.6 x 2.1 cm
$ 1000.00 SOLD

A nice group of two main crystals with the largest being 1.1 cm long, and a group of smaller crystals all contrasted by the white rhyolite matrix.


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Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mountains, Milford, Utah [db_pics/zowater/DZ1401a.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mountains, Milford, Utah [db_pics/zowater/DZ1401b.jpg]




DZ1402 - Manganite
Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany
small cabinet - 7.3 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm
$ 300.00

The perfect mineral for the color blind collector; black on white! The largest manganite is over 3 cm long.


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Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/zowater/DZ1402a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/zowater/DZ1402b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/zowater/DZ1402c.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/zowater/DZ1402d.jpg]




DZ1406 - Topaz with Albite
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
small cabinet - 9.3 x 7.4 x 4.5 cm
$ 2500.00

A gemmy sherry colored topaz growing out of albite. A few tiny garnet crystals are perched on the albite.


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Topaz with Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1406a.jpg] Topaz with Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1406b.jpg] Topaz with Albite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1406c.jpg]




DZ1404 - Beryllonite
Paprook, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.9 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
$ 750.00

Doubly terminated beryllonite with good tranparency down the c-axis, but typical white frosting on the prism faces.


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Beryllonite from Paprook, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1404a.jpg] Beryllonite from Paprook, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1404b.jpg] Beryllonite from Paprook, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1404c.jpg]




DZ1409 - Acanthite with Chalcopyrite
Las Chispas Mine, Arizpe, Arizpe Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.9 x 0.7
$ 250.00

A well formed, hoppered single crystal of acanthite from one of the most famous mines in Northern Mexico. The label lists the specimen as a polybasite from Moctezuma, but that is an obvious error. I especially like the historic pricetag of $4.00 which was the sale price in 1937.


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Acanthite with Chalcopyrite from Las Chispas Mine, Arizpe, Arizpe Municipality, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1409a.jpg] Acanthite with Chalcopyrite from Las Chispas Mine, Arizpe, Arizpe Municipality, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1409b.jpg] Acanthite with Chalcopyrite from Las Chispas Mine, Arizpe, Arizpe Municipality, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1409c.jpg]




DZ1405 - Tetrahedrite, Chalcopyrite and Galena on Quartz
Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England
cabinet - 11.8 x 9.6 x 3.8 cm
$ 900.00 SOLD

An english classic of glaena and quartz highlighting tetrahedrite, most of which exhibits a thin chalcopyrite coating making for a brassy luster.


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Tetrahedrite, Chalcopyrite and Galena on Quartz from Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ1405a.jpg] Tetrahedrite, Chalcopyrite and Galena on Quartz from Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ1405b.jpg] Tetrahedrite, Chalcopyrite and Galena on Quartz from Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ1405c.jpg]




DZ1407 - Ilmenite
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.2 x 5.0 x 2.0 cm
$ 1000.00

A nice single rose of illmanite with a little bit of feldspar for contrast at the base.


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Ilmenite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1407a.jpg] Ilmenite from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1407b.jpg]




DZ3210 - Fluorite on Quartz
Asturias, Spain
small cabinet - 6.4 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm
$ 200.00 SOLD

Fluorite cubes with a very pleasing sea-green color on a drusy quartz matrix.


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Fluorite on Quartz from Asturias, Spain [db_pics/zowater/DZ3210a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Asturias, Spain [db_pics/zowater/DZ3210b.jpg]




DZ3201 - Vauxite
Mina Huanuni, Oruro, Bolivia
miniature - 5.0 x 4.8 x 1.6 cm
$ 150.00

A thin crust of thin blue vauxite crystals that originally grew on sulfides.


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Vauxite from Mina Huanuni, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ3201b.jpg]




DZ3212 - Quartz var. Amethyst
Fanklin County, North Carolina USA
miniature - 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
$ 40.00

Complex morphology scepters of Amethyst on white quartz matrix. In writing the description I see this piece is in desperate need of a bath.


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Quartz var. Amethyst from Fanklin County, North Carolina USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3212a.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Fanklin County, North Carolina USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3212b.jpg]




DZ3208 - Prehnite
New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 8.7 x 4.6 x 4.4 cm
$ 50.00

An angular cast or vug lined in greenish grey prehnite crystals.


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Prehnite from New Jersey, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3208a.jpg]




DZ3204 - Goethite
Lake George, Colorado
miniature - 4.1 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm
$ 100.00

A nice spray of lustrous goethite needles.


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Goethite from Lake George, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ3204a.jpg] Goethite from Lake George, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ3204b.jpg]




DZ3206 - Pyromorphite
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm
$ 200.00 SOLD

An unusual group of orange asenian pyromorphite. The two principle "crystals" are actaully groups of small barrel shaped crystals mimicking a larger crystal.


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3206a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3206b.jpg]




DZ3205 - Orthoclase & Chlorite
St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm
$ 350.00

A nice group of twinned adularia crystals coated in chlorite typical of the locality.


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Orthoclase & Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ3205a.jpg] Orthoclase & Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ3205b.jpg] Orthoclase & Chlorite from St. Gotthard, Lepontine Alps, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ3205c.jpg]




DZ3202 - Goethite ps. after Siderite with Topaz on Albite
2nd Mesabl Claim, Park County, Colorado
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm
$ 250.00

Amazingly the siderite crysals still have good luster. The topaz crystals are small but gemmy.


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Goethite ps. after Siderite with Topaz on Albite from 2nd Mesabl Claim, Park County, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ3202a.jpg] Goethite ps. after Siderite with Topaz on Albite from 2nd Mesabl Claim, Park County, Colorado [db_pics/zowater/DZ3202b.jpg]


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