Selected Specimens

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M294 - Grossular wtih Clinochlore $ 250
Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Grossular wtih Clinochlore from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/M294a.jpg] Grossular wtih Clinochlore from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/M294b.jpg] Grossular wtih Clinochlore from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/M294c.jpg] Grossular wtih Clinochlore from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/M294d.jpg]

Crystals of red Grossular var. Hessonite associated with green Clinochlore. Individual Grossular crystals reach 5mm in size.


M285 - Cuprite $ 120
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M285a.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M285b.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M285c.jpg]

Limonite matrix adorned with sharp individual octahedral crystals of Cuprite from the historic Bisbee mining district. Approximately 20 Cuprite crystals, sized up to 3mm.


M326 - Mottramite on/in Calcite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 3.7 x 3 cm


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Mottramite on/in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M326a.jpg] Mottramite on/in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M326b.jpg] Mottramite on/in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M326c.jpg] Mottramite on/in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M326d.jpg]

Cluster of rhombic and lenticular Calcite crystals heavily included with green Mottramite that also protrudes out the Calcite. Good all around. One of my favorite types of Tsumeb specimens. Comes with an old Lesnicks label.


M328 - Olivenite $ 95
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Olivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M328a.jpg] Olivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M328b.jpg] Olivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M328c.jpg]

Heavy metallic matrix filled with Olivenite crystal lined vugs. Small spheres of Malachite are present on the Olivenite crystals. Comes with an old Mathiasen Minerals label.


M340 - Calcite with Galena $ 350
Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 6 cm


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Calcite with Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M340a.jpg] Calcite with Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M340b.jpg] Calcite with Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M340c.jpg] Calcite with Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M340e.jpg]

Three yellow Calcite crystals with Galena crystals on matrix covered by small Dolomite crystals. This is an example of how exceptional aesthetics turn a common mineral into a fine mineral specimen. The top crystal is double-terminated and each of the two Calcite on the left side have Galena crystals at their bases. Complete all around and undamaged and good when viewed from any angle. A floater with no points of attachment. A good one!!


M331 - Chrysocolla after Hemimorphite $ 150
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Chrysocolla after Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M331a.jpg] Chrysocolla after Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M331b.jpg] Chrysocolla after Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M331c.jpg]

Chrysocolla after Hemimorphite crystals all over a matrix comprised primarily of massive Chrysocolla. A colorful and somewhat common replacement at the 79 Mine. Older specimen dating back to about the 1970s.


M327 - Wulfenite $ 160
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Wulfenite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M327a.jpg] Wulfenite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M327b.jpg] Wulfenite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M327c.jpg]

Bright orange, transparent Wulfenite crystals over a druse of bubbly Mimetite. The Mimetite is yellow on the left side of the specimen and orange colored on the right side. A small amount of Chrysocolla lies beneath the Mimetite.


M345 - Fluorite on Sphalerite $ 275
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm


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Fluorite on Sphalerite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M345a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M345b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M345c.jpg]

Showy miniature sized specimen of transparent cubes of Fluorite atop Sphalerite with a small amount of white Calcite crystals accenting the lower left. The Fluorite cluster is 2cm in size. Very nice piece!


M347 - Dolomite, Pyrite on Fluorite $ 200
Asturias, Spain
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Dolomite, Pyrite on Fluorite from Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M347a.jpg] Dolomite, Pyrite on Fluorite from Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M347b.jpg] Dolomite, Pyrite on Fluorite from Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M347c.jpg] Dolomite, Pyrite on Fluorite from Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M347d.jpg] Dolomite, Pyrite on Fluorite from Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/M347e.jpg]

Translucent yellow cubes of Fluorite associated with white Dolomite crystals. Micro Pyrite crystals cover some of the Fluorite crystals and a good portion of the backside.


M333 - Galena on Calcite stalactite $ 90
Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Galena on Calcite stalactite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M333a.jpg] Galena on Calcite stalactite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M333b.jpg] Galena on Calcite stalactite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M333c.jpg] Galena on Calcite stalactite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M333d.jpg] Galena on Calcite stalactite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M333e.jpg]

Stalactitic formation of yellow/orange Calcite sprinkled with Galena crystals. Both ends are broken showing the Calcite crystals structure.


M305 - Mimetite $ 125
San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 3.8 x 2 cm


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Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M305a.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M305b.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M305c.jpg]

Old Mexican Mimetite specimen with particularly bright yellow coloration.


M319 - Cerussite $ 160
Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
large cabinet - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Cerussite from Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/M319a.jpg] Cerussite from Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/M319b.jpg] Cerussite from Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/M319c.jpg] Cerussite from Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/M319d.jpg]

Thick, reticulated group of Cerussite crystals. This is an older piece, larger and more robust than typical.


M378 - Copper $ 350
Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 5 cm


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Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378a.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378b.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378c.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378d.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378e.jpg] Copper from Kearsarge #4 Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M378f.jpg]

Thick, wavy sheets and masses of Copper. Specimen is almost entirely Copper with a bit of rock matrix mixed with Copper at the base.


M382 - Copper $ 180
Katherinenberg, Russia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Copper from Katherinenberg, Russia [db_pics/pics/M382a.jpg] Copper from Katherinenberg, Russia [db_pics/pics/M382b.jpg] Copper from Katherinenberg, Russia [db_pics/pics/M382c.jpg] Copper from Katherinenberg, Russia [db_pics/pics/M382d.jpg]

Mass of crystallized Copper with good crystals on both sides. Comes with an old Kassionas Minerals label.


M380 - Copper after Azurite $ 90
Goergetown, New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Copper after Azurite from Goergetown, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M380a.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Goergetown, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M380b.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Goergetown, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M380c.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Goergetown, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M380d.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Goergetown, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/M380e.jpg]

A floater Azurite 'Rose' that has been completely replaced by Copper. Crystallized all around.
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