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MM116 - Azurite on Malachite $ 650
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
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
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.


MM122 - Celestite with Fluorite $ 600
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.


MM124 - Covellite $ 950
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
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
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
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
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.


K456 - Quartz on Fluorite $ 950
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
large cabinet - 16 x 12 x 8.5 cm


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Quartz on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K456a.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K456b.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K456c.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K456d.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K456e.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K456f.jpg]

Large color-zoned Fluorite with attached Quartz crystals. Big and showy, it's also nearly pristine, I could only fine one tiny edge chip. The out layer is purple with an inner lavender/pink coloration. The Quartz crystals are spinkled on all sides and reach 2.5cm in size, some double-terminated.


K397 - Barite $ 125
China
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Barite from China [db_pics/pics/K397a.jpg] Barite from China [db_pics/pics/K397b.jpg] Barite from China [db_pics/pics/K397c.jpg] Barite from China [db_pics/pics/K397d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of translucent to transparent Barite crystals. Individual crystals to 2cm in length.


K455 - Prehnite on Andradite $ 650
Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Prehnite on Andradite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K455a.jpg] Prehnite on Andradite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K455b.jpg] Prehnite on Andradite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K455c.jpg] Prehnite on Andradite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K455d.jpg] Prehnite on Andradite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K455e.jpg]

Green Prehnite covering one face of a large, dark brown Andradite crystal. The Andradite is 4.5cm wide. I found one small edge chip, otherwise undamaged. This is an uncommon specimena nd I've only seen a couple others with Prehnite on the Andradite.


K477 - Variscite $ 500
Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Variscite from Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K477a.jpg] Variscite from Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K477b.jpg] Variscite from Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K477c.jpg]

Two spherical clusters of Variscite crystals in a vug in Quartz. I obtained this specimen from dealer Steve Perry about 20 years ago during a visit to his home following one of his many trips to Brazil. This was the best of his specimens, with better color and sparkle than the rest. Variscite is usally found in massive form, rarely as crystals.


K464 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K464a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K464b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K464c.jpg]

Rosette shaped groups of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Great color and large crystals, this is one of the finest specimens from a large lot of recently mined and purchased Prehnite specimens from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The back smooth and flat where it grew against Graphite. It's pristine except for light chipping along the top edge and a partial Tanzanite crystal intergrown in the lower right side.


K463 - Prehnite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463d.jpg]

Rosette shaped group of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Great color and large crystals, this is one of the finest specimens from a large lot of recently mined and purchased Prehnite specimens from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The main rosette is 4cm tall and sits nearly vertically for display. The larger crystals appear to have grown from a central sphere of Prehnite. The bottom is somewhat flat where it grew against Graphite. It's pristine except for light chipping on some crystals and a contacted backside.
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