North American Miniatures

A well selected collection of miniatures/small cabinet sized specimens from North America. Assembled over time and presented now for the first time.



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MM114 - Copper in Gypsum $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453) SOLD
Mission Mine, Pima Co, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Copper in Gypsum from Mission Mine, Pima Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm114a.jpg] Copper in Gypsum from Mission Mine, Pima Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm114b.jpg] Copper in Gypsum from Mission Mine, Pima Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm114c.jpg] Copper in Gypsum from Mission Mine, Pima Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm114d.jpg]

Transparent Gypsum var. Selenite heavily with included with Copper. This is an excellent example with evenly distributed Copper throughout the entire specimen. Transparent window of Selenite rising up off a small amount of matrix. Most are simple cleavages without the display presence of this one.


MM115 - Malachite in Calcite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1943) SOLD
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Malachite in Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm115a.jpg] Malachite in Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm115b.jpg] Malachite in Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm115c.jpg]

Calcite cluster colored green by inclusions of Malachite. The front face and crystals are undamaged though there is an incomplete crystal in the back. These are rare classics from Bisbee.


MM116 - Azurite on Malachite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 842)
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5 x 3 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm116a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm116b.jpg]

Sparkling, lustrous blue Azurite crystals atop Malachite. The Malachite occurs as fibrous crystal groups.


MM117 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 800 (=~ AUS$ 1036)
Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/mm117a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/mm117b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/mm117c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/mm117d.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystals clearly evident. Smaller individual Smithsonite crystals are scattered across the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite. Beautiful specimen!


MM118 - Hematite with Quartz $ 2500 (=~ AUS$ 3238)
Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Hematite with Quartz from Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm118a.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm118b.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm118c.jpg]

Stunning Hematite and Quartz specimen from the classic Arizona locality, likely from the late 1970s. Mirror lustrous tabular crystals to 1.9cm. Comes with an old Larry Conklin label that shows a price of $550 likely from decades ago. There are some small damaged crystals, still this is by far the best I've owned or seen, though admittedly I have not seen many - they are uncommon, Mindat only shows 18 specimens.


MM119 - Wulfenite and Dioptase $ 2500 (=~ AUS$ 3238) SOLD
Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite and Dioptase from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm119a.jpg] Wulfenite and Dioptase from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm119b.jpg] Wulfenite and Dioptase from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm119c.jpg]

Classic Arizona specimen with individual cluster of acicular Dioptase crystals and orange Wulfenite crystals. The Dioptase clusters reach 7mm in diameter. There is an area along one edge of the specimen with more drusy Dioptase and small Cerussite crystals. This is an old specimen out of a collection. .


MM120 - Chalcopyrite var. 'Blister Copper' $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648) SOLD
Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Chalcopyrite var. 'Blister Copper' from Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/mm120a.jpg] Chalcopyrite var. 'Blister Copper' from Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/mm120b.jpg] Chalcopyrite var. 'Blister Copper' from Chimney Rock Quarry, Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/mm120c.jpg]

Rare old Chalcopyrite specimen with an unusual botryoidal form. Copper/golden in color with a slight purple irridecent sheen. Ex. Ed David collection.


MM121 - Willemite var. 'Troostite' $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648) SOLD
Franklin, New Jersey, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Willemite var. 'Troostite' from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/mm121a.jpg] Willemite var. 'Troostite' from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/mm121b.jpg] Willemite var. 'Troostite' from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/mm121c.jpg]

Sharp 2cm Willemtie crystal atop a matrix of Franklinite, Calcite, and Willemite. Fluorescent.


MM122 - Celestite with Fluorite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777)
Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122a.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122b.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122c.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122d.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122e.jpg]

Outstanding blue Celestite crystals with attached purple Fluorite. Individual crystals reach 5.5cm in size and are highly lustrous, many doubly-terminated. The specimen is displayable from both sides with great crystallization all around. Old labels indicate it was collected by Tim Elliot in 2002 and traded to Bill Pinch in 2003.


MM123 - Tourmaline in Morganite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 972)
Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline in Morganite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm123a.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm123b.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm123d.jpg]

Transparent Morganite crystal with inclusions of Lepidolite and a pink Tourmaline crystal. Purple Lepidolite and pink Tourmaline wrap around the base and sides. The back and part of the top are contacted. Tourmaline inclusions in Morganite are rare.


MM124 - Covellite $ 950 (=~ AUS$ 1231)
Summitville, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Covellite from Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mm124a.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mm124b.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mm124c.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite well protected in a vug. Ex. H.R. McBroom collection with label.


MM125 - Enargite $ 950 (=~ AUS$ 1231)
Butte, Silver Bowe Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Enargite from Butte, Silver Bowe Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/mm125a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bowe Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/mm125b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bowe Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/mm125c.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bowe Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/mm125d.jpg]

Outstanding Butte Enargite with large isolated crystals to 1.6 cm. Choice, quality crystals with accenting small Quartz crystals. Such isolated crystals are uncommon with the vast majority of Butte Enargite specimens made up of interlocking, drusy crystals. Would make a superb addition to any Butte or USA collection.


MM126 - Epidote with Quartz $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mm126a.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mm126b.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mm126c.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of green Epidote with Quartz crystals. Main crystal is double-terminated, pristine, and 5.5cm long.


MM127 - Neptunite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm127a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm127b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm127c.jpg]

Lustrous, jet black crystals of Neptunite in white Natrolite in a vug in schist matrix. Good distribution of isolated crystals.


MM128 - Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite, Pseudobrookite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1943)
Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite, Pseudobrookite from Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mm128a.jpg] Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite, Pseudobrookite from Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mm128b.jpg] Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite, Pseudobrookite from Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mm128c.jpg] Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite, Pseudobrookite from Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mm128d.jpg]

A 1.2cm cube of Byxbyite well centered in Rhyolite. Surrounding the cube are crystals of Topaz, purple Fluorite, and black acicular crystals of Pseudobrookite. Acquired by Mike Groben in 1980 and pictured in the August 1980 issue of the Lapidary Journal. Appraised years ago at $1500. Great display specimen and a good combination specimen of most of the important minerals found in this area. He's a chance to own a species that is normally black and somewhat non-exciting to look at in a vibrant specimen with color and aesthetics.

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