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UTAH


Topaz
Topaz. Topaz.

EH56AG0: Two crystals on a rhyolite matrix, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges, an excellent luster and very transparent.
Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA (06/2017)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 5.2 × 3.1 cm = 3.2” × 2.0” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.9 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”




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Topaz

EG86AG0: A very fine crystal on a rhyolite matrix. It is very sharp, with very well defined faces and edges, an excellent luster and very transparent.
Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA (06/2017)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6.7 × 4.4 cm = 3.3” × 2.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.9 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”




Topaz. Topaz.
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ARIZONA


Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.

EM67AE8: Rosettes, on a rocky matrix, of tabular crystals with a very vivid blue color. An American classic.
Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 10 × 9.5 × 6.5 cm = 3.9” × 3.7” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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Azurite with Malachite

TP16AD3: Rosette aggregates of flattened lenticular crystals with very well defined crystalline forms and an intense color. They are on matrix, with limonite and with Malachite coatings. An American classic, with the added interest of the very specific locality details, noting the precise mine and the exact area where the sample was found.
Morenci Mine, Northwest Extension, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 13.5 × 7.8 × 5.2 cm = 5.3” × 3.1” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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Copper with Cuprite
Copper with Cuprite. Front
Front
Copper with Cuprite. Rear
Rear

EM96AA5: Very aerial dendritic growth of elongated and flattened Copper crystals showing very well defined Spinel-law twins and partially coated by cubo-octahedral Cuprite crystals. An excellent American classic.
Ray Mines, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.1 × 0.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 0.3”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.1”




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Cuprite with Copper
Cuprite with Copper

TT73AF0: Dendritic Copper crystals that are very elongated and bright with well-defined faces and edges with very visible spinel law twinning. They are partially coated by reddish Cuprite.
The sample is with an old Copper City Rock Shop label that we’ll send to the buyer.
Ray Mines, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 9 × 5.2 × 4.3 cm = 3.5” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.2 cm = 0.8” × 0.1”




Cuprite with Copper. Cuprite with Copper.
Cuprite with Copper.
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Caledonite with Embolite and Linarite
Caledonite with Embolite and Linarite. Caledonite with Embolite and Linarite.
Caledonite with Embolite and Linarite

TH92AE9: Aggregates of Caledonite crystals with a color between clear blue, slightly greenish and deep green. They have a dipyramidal shape with very well defined faces and edges, and they are on matrix, with deep blue Linarite crystals and small Embolite crystals. An American classic from the R.W. Thomssen collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine, St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5.2 × 3.3 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.3”




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Descloizite
Descloizite

TM67X2: Elongated spheroidal growths, on matrix, of small dipyramidal crystals. They are very bright and have a color between dark brown and reddish brown.
The sample, very significant and of excellent quality for the mine, is with a Schortmann’s Minerals label that we'll send to the buyer.
Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine, St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.7” × 1.1”




Descloizite. Descloizite.
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CALIFORNIA


Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear

TG27W4: Floater and complete crystal that has an excellent flat termination, with small faces of the rhombohedron and, on the opposite end, a polycrystalline growth with acute rhombohedral terminations. The color zoning, typical for the locality, is very well marked, with a green cap and pinkish-red shades in the body of the crystal.
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California  USA

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2 × 2 cm = 0.9” × 0.8” × 0.8”




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Andradite (variety topazolite)

T89GH5: This variety of Andradite is from the plentiful (and the only one known to date) find in the Yellow Cat Mine, November, 1998. It has a surface rich with dodecahedra with very well-defined faces and edges, bright and having an excellent color.
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA (11/1998)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.2 × 3.2 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”




Andradite (variety topazolite).
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Andradite (variety topazolite)
Andradite (variety topazolite).

T97CH5: This variety of Andradite is from the plentiful (and the only one known to date) find in the Yellow Cat Mine, November, 1998. Crystals are dodecahedra of very well-defined faces and edges; they are bright and have good color contrasting on a slightly bluish matrix.
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA (11/1998)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 4.4 × 2.7 cm = 3.7” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”




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IDAHO


Pyromorphite

TB90AF2: Druse of elongated crystals with very well defined hoppered terminations. They are bright, have an olive-green color and are on matrix. They are from a mine near Bunker Hill, not so well known, that produced rare samples with such high quality.
The sample is with a label of The Crystal Mine, from Reno, Nevada, that we’ll send to the buyer.
Sherman Mine, Burke, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.5 × 4.4 cm = 3.3” × 2.2” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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KANSAS


Galena
Galena. Front
Front
Galena. Side
Side

TB28S1: Group of very bright cuboctohedral crystals of Galena that have polycrystalline and partially skeletal growths. An American classic.
Ballard Mine, Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee County, Kansas  USA

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.2 × 4.4 cm = 3.7” × 2.8” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3 × 3.1 cm = 1.2” × 1.2”




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MICHIGAN


Copper

TK69L5: A classic specimen from a classic locality. Dendritic growth of crystals of considerable size, elongated, with some well defined faces. Nice floater.
Houghton County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 10.6 × 8.2 × 2 cm = 4.2” × 3.2” × 0.8”




Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
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Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear

MF70Q1: Very aerial group of crystals better formed than usual, some of them with very well defined crystalline forms, of good size and luster.
Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.1 × 1.5 cm = 1.3” × 1.2” × 0.6”




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Copper
Copper

TF86H5: Excellent crystallization clearly showing the faces of the dodecahedron, even considering the typical deformation and elongation of crystals.
The sample is from an old collection of Northwestern University and we’ll include the label.
Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 6 × 3.6 × 3.4 cm = 2.4” × 1.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.3”




Copper.
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Copper with Calcite
Copper with Calcite. Front
Front
Copper with Calcite. Rear
Rear

EM37AA1: Arborescent growth of elongated crystals with well-defined faces and edges, with a considerable length and on a small crystalline Calcite matrix. A museum quality sample.
Lake Superior, Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 16 × 6.5 × 1.5 cm = 6.3” × 2.6” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 2.2 cm = 2.2” × 0.9”




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Copper (variety skull)
Copper (variety skull)

TZ91AF1: Nodular growth of native Copper well known as a “skull,” that has partially preserved the walls of the original nodule and that has poorly defined crystallizations inside. An American classic with an old Minerals International label that we’ll send to the buyer.
Centennial Mine, Centennial, Houghton County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.8 × 4.5 cm = 3.4” × 2.7” × 1.8”




Copper (variety skull). Front
Front
Copper (variety skull). Side
Side
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MISSOURI


Galena with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite
Galena with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Galena with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite. Rear
Rear
Galena with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite. Top
Top

LH76AE7: Very sharp and aerial Galena crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They are cubic with small octahedral faces, and are on matrix with small white Dolomite rhombohedra and twinned Chalcopyrite crystals.
The sample is from the Carles Millαn collection whose catalog card we’ll send to the buyer.
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri  USA

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.3 × 4.9 cm = 3.0” × 1.7” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 4.2 cm = 1.8” × 1.7”

Former collection of Carles Millan




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NEVADA


Gold (variety electrum)

TB98AC9: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Aggregate very rich in silver (27% aprox.) leafy Gold crystals (electrum variety), with flat octahedral crystals in groups that resemble leaves. Its color is the classic "old gold" of electrum due to its Silver-rich composition.
R.J. Roberts lode, Willow Creek District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA (2015)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.7” × 0.5” × 0.4”

Weight: 1.3 grams



Gold (variety electrum). Front
Front
Gold (variety electrum). Side
Side
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Gold (variety electrum)
Gold (variety electrum).

TA30AC9: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Aggregate very rich in silver (27% aprox.) leafy Gold crystals (electrum variety), with flat octahedral crystals in groups that resemble leaves. Its color is the classic "old gold" of electrum due to its Silver-rich composition.
R.J. Roberts lode, Willow Creek District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA (2015)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 2 × 0.8 cm = 0.8” × 0.8” × 0.3”

Weight: 2.0 grams



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Miargyrite

TD49AE9: Single crystal, on a rocky matrix, of this rare silver sulphosalt. It has very well defined faces and edges and an unusually intense luster.
Mina Rosebud, Rosebud District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA

Specimen size: 4 × 2.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.6” × 1.0” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”




Miargyrite. Miargyrite.
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Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.

TA86T6: Tabular-laminar crystals on matrix. They are very sharp, completely transparent, with an intense yellow color and an extraordinary luster. An American classic, very esthetic.
Meikle Mine, Bootstrap District, Elko County, Nevada  USA (1998)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 6.9 × 5.4 cm = 4.3” × 2.7” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”




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Pottsite and Clinobisvanite

T87BS4: Fine example of this very rare vanadate of lead and bismuth (only three localities in the world, two in Nevada) from the type locality. It is with another rare related species, Clinobisvanite, which is easy to distinguish from the Pottsite either by its reddish color or by its fluorescence.
Linka Mine, Spencer Hot Springs, Lander County, Nevada  USA (±2000)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.4”

Type locality

Clinobisvanite fluorescent short UV



Pottsite and Clinobisvanite.
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NEW MEXICO


Brochantite on Fluorite
Brochantite on Fluorite. Brochantite on Fluorite.

TV16AD9: Radial growths of green acicular Brochantite microcrystals on a crystalline Fluorite matrix that is translucent and has a sky blue color with slightly violet zones. Very unusual, the sample is from an old collection.
Blanchard Mine (Portales-Blanchard Mine), Sunshine No. 2 adit, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.7 × 2.9 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 1.1”




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SOUTH DAKOTA


Sand after Calcite

MT60AF1: Two doubly terminated crystals, formed by a prism with curved edges and a poorly defined terminal rhombohedron. The crystals are completely filled by sand inclusions. An American classic that is currently difficult to obtain in good samples because the area where they are found has been declared a National Park.
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson County, South Dakota  USA (± 1990)

Specimen size: 10.9 × 4.9 × 4.7 cm = 4.3” × 1.9” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 9 × 3.3 cm = 3.5” × 1.3”




Sand after Calcite. Front
Front
Sand after Calcite. Rear
Rear
Sand after Calcite. Side
Side
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TENNESSEE


Fluorite with Galena
Fluorite with Galena. Front
Front
Fluorite with Galena. Side
Side

MT67X6: Cubic crystal of Fluorite with polycrystalline faces and small Galena crystals on their surfaces. The crystal is translucent and bright, has a clear lilac color and it is on a Galena matrix.
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee  USA

Specimen size: 7.5 × 7.3 × 7.5 cm = 3.0” × 2.9” × 3.0”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 970625



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Sphalerite with Dolomite

MP36T0: Well individualized crystals with very well defined faces and edges, very bright, and with intense deep red reflections. On matrix, with white rhombohedral crystals of Dolomite.
Gordonsville Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee  USA

Specimen size: 5.4 × 5.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.1” × 2.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite
Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite. Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite.

CF86AD3: Druse of complex Sphalerite crystals that are very rich in faces and have very well defined forms. They are translucent, very bright and have a very deep color. On a rocky matrix with small rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. An American classic.
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee  USA

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.2 × 5.2 cm = 3.8” × 2.8” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”

Calcite fluorescent short UV




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VERMONT


Rutile with chlorite
Rutile with chlorite
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TD89Y3: Multiple twin of very sharp prismatic crystals. They are red, have an intense luster and are on a chloritic matrix. The sample is of great quality for the locality, relatively unknown for most collectors.
The piece is from the Eric Greene collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Davis Farm, Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont  USA

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.5 cm = 0.8” × 0.2”




Rutile with chlorite. Rutile with chlorite.
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