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83 specimens selected...

The first batch of minerals from Don Zowader's collection. The profits raised from this collection are going to the family of the late, great, John Veevaert. Happy hunting!


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DZ4509 - Hematite Feather
Montreal Mine, Iron County, Wisconsin USA
cabinet - 11.9 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
$ 300.00

It amazes me how these well terminated faces can have a curved habit.


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Hematite Feather from Montreal Mine, Iron County, Wisconsin USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4509a.jpg] Hematite Feather from Montreal Mine, Iron County, Wisconsin USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4509b.jpg] Hematite Feather from Montreal Mine, Iron County, Wisconsin USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4509c.jpg]




DZ2201 - Chalcocite
Bristol, Connecticut, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 4.0 x 2.3 cm
$ 500.00 SOLD

Nice sharp chalcocite crystals on matrix from America's premeir chalcocite locality.


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Chalcocite from Bristol, Connecticut, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ2201a.jpg] Chalcocite from Bristol, Connecticut, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ2201b.jpg] Chalcocite from Bristol, Connecticut, USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ2201c.jpg]




DZ2202 - Cuprite coated by Chrysocolla
Mashamba, West Shaba, Zaire
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
$ 200.00

A large octahedron of cuprite coated by chrysocolla.


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Cuprite coated by Chrysocolla from Mashamba, West Shaba, Zaire [db_pics/zowater/DZ2202a.jpg] Cuprite coated by Chrysocolla from Mashamba, West Shaba, Zaire [db_pics/zowater/DZ2202b.jpg] Cuprite coated by Chrysocolla from Mashamba, West Shaba, Zaire [db_pics/zowater/DZ2202c.jpg]




DZ2203 - Rhodochrosite
Peru
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5.6 x 2.8 cm
$ 700.00

A nice example of scalenohedral twinning. The Rhodochrosite have an unusual matte finish.


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Rhodochrosite from Peru [db_pics/zowater/DZ2203a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Peru [db_pics/zowater/DZ2203b.jpg]




DZ2204 - Cuprite
Mashamba, West Shaba, Zaire
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5.3 x 2.9 cm
$ 500.00

A sinlge lustrous octahedron of cuprite on matrix.


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Cuprite from Mashamba, West Shaba, Zaire [db_pics/zowater/DZ2204a.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba, West Shaba, Zaire [db_pics/zowater/DZ2204b.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba, West Shaba, Zaire [db_pics/zowater/DZ2204c.jpg]




DZ2205 - Beryllonite
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.9 x 3.6 x 3.4 cm
$ 400.00

A fine example of this rare beryllium phosphate.


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Beryllonite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ2205a.jpg] Beryllonite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ2205b.jpg]




DZ2206 - Tourmaline
Myanmar (Burma)
small cabinet - 5.9 x 5.2 x 4.9 cm
$ 750.00

An interesting example showing zoned growth from solid black tourmaline grading into more fiberous pink crystals displaying a mushroom shape.


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Tourmaline from Myanmar (Burma) [db_pics/zowater/DZ2206a.jpg] Tourmaline from Myanmar (Burma) [db_pics/zowater/DZ2206b.jpg]




DZ2208 - Quartz Faden
Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.1 x 4.5 x 2.9 cm
$ 500.00

A classic example of faden growth in a nice tabular crystal.


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Quartz Faden from Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ2208a.jpg] Quartz Faden from Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ2208b.jpg] Quartz Faden from Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ2208c.jpg]




DZ2209 - Apatite
Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.3 x 3.1 cm
$ 800.00

A rosette of green apatites perched on another group of apatite with dolomite and muscovite for contrast.


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Apatite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/zowater/DZ2209a.jpg] Apatite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/zowater/DZ2209b.jpg] Apatite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/zowater/DZ2209c.jpg]




DZ4305 - Lazurite
Sar-E-Sang District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.7 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm
$ 1500.00 SOLD

An super sharp crystal with intense blue color saturation.


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Lazurite from Sar-E-Sang District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ4305a.jpg] Lazurite from Sar-E-Sang District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ4305b.jpg]




DZ4309 - Azurite
Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.9 x 3.8 x 2.3 cm
$ 2500.00

An aesthitc group consisting of four stacked crystals of top color and luster. The blue is almost electric under the right lighting.


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ4309a.jpg]




DZ4307 - Diopside
Fargon Meeru, Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4.2 x 3.4 cm
$ 500.00 SOLD

A highly lustrous double terminated crystal with an unusual, almost melted appearance. The crystal has great transparency and appears to have cutable portions.


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Diopside from Fargon Meeru, Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ4307a.jpg] Diopside from Fargon Meeru, Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ4307b.jpg]




DZ4301 - Epidote
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA
small cabinet - 9.2 x 5.7 x 4.0 cm
$ 4000.00

Three large blocky intergrown epidote crystals with small quartz crystals on the top surface.

 

Collected by Arthur Montgomery in 1936 and sold to the Paterson Museum in January 1937.


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Epidote from Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4301a.jpg] Epidote from Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4301b.jpg]




DZ4310 - Azurite & Malachite
Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.1 x 4.5 x 1.8 cm
$ 500.00

A single azurite crystal nested in a bed of malachite pseudomorphs.


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Azurite & Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ4310a.jpg] Azurite & Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ4310b.jpg]




DZ4306 - Aegirine & Orthoclase
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
small cabinet - 6.8 x 4.0 x 3.6 cm
$ 400.00

A group of Aegirine in optical continuity suggesting they are part of a single crystal. The crystals are well terminated and have very high luster.


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Aegirine & Orthoclase from Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi [db_pics/zowater/DZ4306a.jpg] Aegirine & Orthoclase from Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi [db_pics/zowater/DZ4306b.jpg] Aegirine & Orthoclase from Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi [db_pics/zowater/DZ4306c.jpg]


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