Home Updates Galleries Ordering Shows About / Contact


45 specimens selected...

The 5th batch of Zowader's Collection.


go to page:

1 2 3




DZ2009 - Cerussite
Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK
small cabinet - 5.4 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm
$ 300.00 SOLD

Nice white jackstraw cerussite crystals with orange hematite staining on the ends.


(click on an image to enlarge)

Cerussite from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK [db_pics/zowater/DZ2009a.jpg] Cerussite from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK [db_pics/zowater/DZ2009b.jpg]




DZ3604 - Azurite on Malachite
Shilu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm
$ 300.00

A rosette of blue azurite crystals perched on a small mass of malachite.

 


(click on an image to enlarge)

Azurite on Malachite from Shilu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ3604a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Shilu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ3604b.jpg]




DZ3605 - Calcite on Sphalerite
Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 6.7 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm
$ 1250.00

Scalenohedral twinned calcite standing uprght on a flake of sphalerite. The calcite is zoned with gemmy golden color on the outside with a paler phantom at the core.


(click on an image to enlarge)

Calcite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3605a.jpg] Calcite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3605b.jpg] Calcite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3605c.jpg]




DZ3612 - Helvine with Andradite
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 5.6 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm
$ 750.00

A sphereical mass of small helvine crystals coats greenish andradite.


(click on an image to enlarge)

Helvine with Andradite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ3612a.jpg] Helvine with Andradite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ3612b.jpg]




DZ3601 - Calcite
Thomasville, Pennsylvania USA
small cabinet - 7.8 x 7.6 x 3.2 cm
$ 250.00

A large yellowish complexly crystallized calcite perched on a matrix of tiny calcite crystals.


(click on an image to enlarge)

Calcite from Thomasville, Pennsylvania USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3601a.jpg] Calcite from Thomasville, Pennsylvania USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3601b.jpg]




DZ3603 - Neptunite on Natrolite
Gem Mine, San Benito County, California USA
miniature - 4.4 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm
$ 300.00 SOLD

A perfect lustrous doubly terminated 3.4 cm neptunite crystal offset nicely on the white natrolite background.


(click on an image to enlarge)

Neptunite on Natrolite from Gem Mine, San Benito County, California USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3603a.jpg]




DZ1902 - Quartz Gwindel
Canton Uri, Switzerland
small cabinet - 9.1 x 7.0 x 5.7 cm
$ 750.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 525.00 SOLD

This is a nice clear gwindel perched at an angle on a bed of smaller quartz crystals with rest on feldspar matrix.


(click on an image to enlarge)

Quartz Gwindel from Canton Uri, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ1902a.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Canton Uri, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ1902b.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Canton Uri, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ1902c.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Canton Uri, Switzerland [db_pics/zowater/DZ1902d.jpg]




DZ1903 - Tourmaline var. Elbaite
Mt. Apatite, Auburn, Maine
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.0 x 0.4 cm
$ 300.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 210.00 SOLD

An unusual flattened gem tourmaline crystal. Oddly, it only has five sides as if one half of the crystal is missing, yet the entire piece has natural crystal growth.


(click on an image to enlarge)

Tourmaline var. Elbaite from Mt. Apatite, Auburn, Maine [db_pics/zowater/DZ1903a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Elbaite from Mt. Apatite, Auburn, Maine [db_pics/zowater/DZ1903b.jpg]




DZ1907 - Silver
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.0 cm
$ 600.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 390.00

Silvers from Batopilas are frequently very thin. This piece is unusual in that is has thicker crystals and better 3D growth. The herringbone textures are well developed, showing great twinning.

Click here to view specimen video.


(click on an image to enlarge)

Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1907a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1907b.jpg]




DZ1909 - Bournonite
Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 4.8 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm
$ 500.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 325.00

Classic cogwheel twinning. The bottom surface looks a little rough, but on close inspection it is terminated all the way through. The rough texture is likely due to growth inhibition from the pyrite matrix.

Click here to view specimen video.


(click on an image to enlarge)

Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1909a.jpg] Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1909b.jpg] Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1909c.jpg]




DZ1910 - Skutterudite
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
small cabinet - 9.3 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm
$ 250.00 DISCOUNTED 35.00% OFF TO $ 162.50

Highly lustrous pyritohedrons of skutterudite on a matrix of massive skutterudite and calcite.

Click here to view specimen video.


(click on an image to enlarge)

Skutterudite from Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1910a.jpg] Skutterudite from Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1910b.jpg] Skutterudite from Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/ZowaderUpdates/DZ1910c.jpg]




DZ1911 - Beryl var. Aquamarine & Muscovite
Nuristan, Afghanistan
cabinet - 10.1 x 6.6 x 5.0 cm
$ 600.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 420.00 SOLD

Classic pegmatitc association of aquamarine and muscovite. The muscovite is mildly stained by iron oxide which could easily be removed (and improved!) with a quick bath.


(click on an image to enlarge)

Beryl var. Aquamarine & Muscovite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1911a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine & Muscovite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1911b.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine & Muscovite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1911c.jpg]




DZ3501 - Arsenopyrite
Harding Vein, Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 5.6 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm
$ 750.00

Arsenopyrite and quartz specimen collected by R. Barstow in August 1978.

 


(click on an image to enlarge)

Arsenopyrite from Harding Vein, Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ3501a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Harding Vein, Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ3501b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Harding Vein, Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ3501c.jpg]




DZ3502 - Cuprite
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5.0 x 4.4 cm
$ 2500.00

Two exceptionally large cuprite octahedrons in parallel growth. All of the faces appear to be in optical continuity.


(click on an image to enlarge)

Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ3502a.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ3502b.jpg]




DZ3504 - Vesuvianite (Idocrase)
Joppa Hill, Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, USA
miniature - 4.1 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm
$ 300.00 SOLD

Here is an interesting vesuvianite from an unusual locality. The pleasing root beer brown color has good transparency but the crystal has some internal fractures (ido"crase"?), which inhibit light transmission.


(click on an image to enlarge)

Vesuvianite (Idocrase) from Joppa Hill, Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3504a.jpg] Vesuvianite (Idocrase) from Joppa Hill, Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ3504b.jpg]


go to page:

1 2 3



All content ©2019 Miner's Lunchbox All rights reserved