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C529 - Calcite with Barite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Minerva Mine, Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm


Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529a.jpg] Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529b.jpg] Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529c.jpg] Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529d.jpg]

Elongated Calcite crysals associated with sky blue Barite crystals. This is an old specimen and though there are a couple missing Calcite crystals, it's in great condition overall and the main Calcite crystals are perfect and 3cm tall. The only one like it I've ever owned, and I only find one similar on Mindat.


C530 - Hematite $ 2800 (=~ AUS$ 3627)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 7 cm


Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530a.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530b.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530c.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530d.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530e.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530f.jpg]

Large, chunky Hematite crystal with an uncommon psuedocubic form. Great luster with parallel surface striations. This is an old specimen from a collection dating back to the 60s and 70s. It came without precise locality information, but I suspect it is from the Casa de Pedra mine in Congonhas, Minas Gerais. It's complete all around with some indentations from other crystals on top near the back, but remarkably pristine with only a couple small nicks. Even the bottom is rehealed. Weighs 2 pounds and 14 ounces!


C531 - Grossular $ 490 (=~ AUS$ 635)
Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm


Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531a.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531b.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531c.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531d.jpg]

This is a large cluster of nothing but Grossular garnet crystals. The crystals are an amber/yellow color and transluscent to transparent. Average crystal size is about 5mm with some crystals approaching 1cm. A good sized cluster for the find. There are a few contacts but the majority is clean undamaged crystals. .


C532 - Dioptase $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1943)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c532a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c532b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c532c.jpg]

Classic Tsumeb specimen of Dioptase on white Calcite. Super lustrous, transluscent Dioptase crystals in small clusters and isolated crystals. There is damage to a couple crystals, but the vast majority are fine and undamaged. Despite the damage, this quality is rare to find now.


C533 - Stilbite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 324)
New South Wales, Australia
cabinet - 9.5 x 8 x 4.5 cm


Stilbite from New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c533a.jpg] Stilbite from New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c533b.jpg] Stilbite from New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c533c.jpg]

Isolated orange Stilbite crystals on a crystal coated matrix. Out of an old collection with specimen number affixed to the bottom.


C534 - Fluorite $ 850 (=~ AUS$ 1101)
Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Fluorite from Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c534a.jpg] Fluorite from Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c534b.jpg] Fluorite from Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c534c.jpg] Fluorite from Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c534d.jpg]

Two interpenetrating transparent Fluorite cubes with rich purple color. In great condition with good luster. Main crystal is 6.2cm on the diagonal.


C536 - Azurite on Malachite $ 225 (=~ AUS$ 291)
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c536a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c536b.jpg]

Azurite spheres to 1.3cm on Malachite. Aesthetic specimen out of the Bruce Murphy Arizona collection.


C539 - Barite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France
cabinet - 12.5 x 7 x 6 cm


Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539a.jpg] Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539b.jpg] Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539c.jpg] Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539d.jpg]

Snow-white Barite blades, with some amber colored, over a matrix coated by drusy Sphalerite.This is out of an old collection built in the 60s and 70s and no further locality information was available. Clean and undamaged, good from both sides.


C541 - Galena $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 518)
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 7 cm


Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541b.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541c.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541d.jpg]

Large cubes of lustrous Galena crystals, to 5.2cm on the diagonal, on matrix associated with Chalcopyrite and Calcite crystals. Such specimens with good large crystals on matrix are no longer common.


C543 - Dioptase with Wulfenite, Cerussite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 972)
Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 6 cm


Dioptase with Wulfenite, Cerussite from Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c543a.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite, Cerussite from Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c543b.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite, Cerussite from Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c543c.jpg]

Classic old Tiger specimen of acicular Dioptase crystals with orange Wulfenite crystals and small reticulated clusters of Cerussite lining vugs all over specimen.


C547 - Pyrite after ? $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 311)
Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547a.jpg] Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547b.jpg] Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547c.jpg]

Elongated Pyrite groups that have replaced a previous mineral, possibly Calcite, on a matrix covered by Sphalerite. The base of one of the Pyrite crystal groups is visible and whatever was there before is all gone now - nothing but solid Pyrite. Bright, shiny luster and undamaged.


C548 - Azurite with Malachite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648)
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c548a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c548b.jpg]

Hemispheres of blue Azurite to 1.1cm on matrix with tiny spheres of Malachite. The quality and color of the Azurite on this specimen is the best I've seen from Morenci. Undamaged.


C549 - Silver $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 324)
Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 3.5 cm


Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549a.jpg] Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549b.jpg] Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549d.jpg]

Sheet of solid Silver penetrating between and out of two pieces of matrix. Big piece of Silver, good from both sides.


C552 - Quartz on Calcite (R) $ 175 (=~ AUS$ 227)
Herkimer, New York, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552a.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552b.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552c.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552d.jpg]

Outstanding 3.6cm 'Herkimer Diamond' Quartz crystal on Calcite. Quartz on Calcite are uncommon for the locality, unfortunatley this one came off the Calcite and has been reattached. The Quartz crystal is very transparent and bright, high quality (way better than photos). There is a smaller Quartz attached to the Calcite crystal too.


C553 - Turgite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 10 x 5 cm


Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c553a.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c553b.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c553c.jpg]

Cluster of Highly irridescent specimen of Turgite. Turgite is a mixture of Hematite and Goethite and was originally described from the Turginsk Mine in Russia. Very colorful specimen with blues, greens, yellows and reds. Out of an old collection dating back to the 60s and 70s.



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