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52 specimens selected...

The 5th batch of Zowader's Collection.


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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.


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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.

 


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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

Scalenhedral 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.


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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.


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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.


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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

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


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




DZ1901 - Benitoite & Neptunite
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.0 x 2.8 cm
$ 1750.00

A sale that benefits John Veevaert's widow featuring a specimen originally sold by John to Don Zowader. As most of you know, Benitoite was John's favorite species. This is a great example with a complete blue benitoite triangle perched on neptunite.


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Benitoite & Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1901a.jpg] Benitoite & Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1901b.jpg]




DZ1902 - Quartz Gwindel
Canton Uri, Switzerland
small cabinet - 9.1 x 7.0 x 5.7 cm
$ 750.00

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


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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

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.


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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

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.


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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

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.


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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

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


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




DZ1911 - Beryl var. Aquamarine & Muscovite
Nuristan, Afghanistan
cabinet - 10.1 x 6.6 x 5.0 cm
$ 600.00

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.


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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]




DZ1912 - Arsenopyrite on Quartz with Muscovite
Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
small cabinet - 8.6 x 5.5 x 5.4 cm
$ 750.00

After all these years of collecting, Panasqueira is still one of my favorite localities. This specimen has a single euhedral quartz crystal with an unusual and appealing luster on the pyramidal faces. The back half of the quartz crystal is draped in small muscovite books. Several large arsenpyrite crystals eminate from within the quartz to form a crown on the top.


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Arsenopyrite on Quartz with Muscovite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/zowater/DZ1912a.jpg] Arsenopyrite on Quartz with Muscovite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/zowater/DZ1912b.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.

 


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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]


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