Selected Specimens

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M287 - Fluorite $ 160
St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Fluorite from St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/M287a.jpg] Fluorite from St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/M287b.jpg] Fluorite from St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/M287c.jpg]

Octahedral pink Fluorite crystal intergrown with a blade of Albite. It's really half an octahedron as the back side is smooth and flat. The back is fully crystallized (not a cleavage) and must have grown against another Albite blade. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s. More pink, less yellow/orange than photos.


M288 - Malachite after Selenite $ 95
San Manuel Mtns., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.9 x 1 cm


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Malachite after Selenite from San Manuel Mtns., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M288a.jpg] Malachite after Selenite from San Manuel Mtns., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M288b.jpg] Malachite after Selenite from San Manuel Mtns., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M288c.jpg]

Spray formation of Selenite that has been completely replaced by Malachite. Out material, mounted in a perky box.


M293 - Cuprite with Copper $ 450
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M293a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M293b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M293c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M293d.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M293e.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M293f.jpg]

Heavy specimen of solid Copper and Cuprite from the historic Bisbee mining district. There are good vugs loaded with red cubes of Cuprite on both sides. Some of Cuprite crystals get good sized too, up to 4mm on edge.


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.


M338 - Fluorite, Sphalerite, Galena $ 140
Minerva Mine (Mahoning Mine), Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Fluorite, Sphalerite, Galena from Minerva Mine (Mahoning Mine), Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M338a.jpg] Fluorite, Sphalerite, Galena from Minerva Mine (Mahoning Mine), Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M338b.jpg] Fluorite, Sphalerite, Galena from Minerva Mine (Mahoning Mine), Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M338c.jpg] Fluorite, Sphalerite, Galena from Minerva Mine (Mahoning Mine), Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M338d.jpg]

Purple cubes of Fluorite with Galena and Sphalerite. Comes with an old Harry Sering label from back when the mine was known as the 'Mahoning Mine'. There are a couple of broken crystals but it's in overall good condition.


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!!


M341 - Brochantite and Cyanotrichite $ 250
Grand View Mine, Horseshoe Mesa, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Brochantite and Cyanotrichite from Grand View Mine, Horseshoe Mesa, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M341a.jpg] Brochantite and Cyanotrichite from Grand View Mine, Horseshoe Mesa, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M341b.jpg] Brochantite and Cyanotrichite from Grand View Mine, Horseshoe Mesa, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M341c.jpg] Brochantite and Cyanotrichite from Grand View Mine, Horseshoe Mesa, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M341d.jpg] Brochantite and Cyanotrichite from Grand View Mine, Horseshoe Mesa, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M341e.jpg] Brochantite and Cyanotrichite from Grand View Mine, Horseshoe Mesa, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M341f.jpg]

Colorful specimen of green Brochantite and blue Cyanotrichite. These specimens are very hard to come by now as the locality is located within Grand Canyon national park. This copper mine began operation in 1892, stopped operation around 1907, and became a part of the national park in 1940. The specimen is likely over 100 years old!


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.

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