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Texts revised for John S. White (former Smithsonian curator) John S. White

ALASKA

Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
 

EC67AL5: Fan-like aggregates, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial, with very elongated Epidote crystals with very well defined faces and edges, bright, translucent, with a very deep pistachio-green color and on a group of Quartz crystals.
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan District, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska  USA (2003-2005)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.7 × 2 cm = 2.44” × 1.46” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.8 cm = 1.18” × 0.71”




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Clintonite
 

MT97AL5: Group of highly profiled laminar and tabular crystals of Clintonite, with a very well defined hexagonal outline, translucent, very deep green, on matrix. High quality for the locality
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan District, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska  USA

Specimen size: 7.4 × 4.7 × 2.3 cm = 2.91” × 1.85” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”




Clintonite. Clintonite.
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ARIZONA

Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Side
Side
 

TR69AL7: Group of flattened Azurite crystals, sharp, translucent, lustrous and with a very vivid color. The best quality for what is known from here, a mine where quality specimens are not so common.
Bluebird Mine, Miami, Miami-Inspiration District (Globe-Miami District), Gila County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.34” × 1.02” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.47”




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Copper with Cuprite
 

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 = 1.50” × 1.22” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.55” × 0.12”




Copper with Cuprite. Front
Front
Copper with Cuprite. Rear
Rear
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Copper with Cuprite
Copper with Cuprite. Copper with Cuprite.
Copper with Cuprite.
Copper with Cuprite  

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 = 3.54” × 2.05” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.08”




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Wulfenite with Calcite

Recorded under LED light
 

MX470AL4: Wulfenite crystals very rich in crystalline forms, well individualized, with a very intense and uniform color and good luster, on matrix and with small rhombohedral Calcite crystals. Excellent example of a classic American locality, from an old collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, Silver District, La Paz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 8.6 × 6.1 × 2.7 cm = 3.39” × 2.40” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.51” × 0.39”




Wulfenite with Calcite. Wulfenite with Calcite.
Wulfenite with Calcite. Wulfenite with Calcite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
 

EE68AI7: Spheroidal aggregates, on limonite matrix, of bright Azurite micro-crystals that have a very vivid color, with small coatings of aggregates of acicular Malachite crystals. It is from a locality that is a classic for worldwide mineralogy.
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.9 × 4.8 cm = 2.68” × 2.32” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1.1 cm = 0.43” × 0.43”




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Azurite with Malachite
 

TX30AH2: Equant Azurite crystals with the dominant forms of the lateral pinacoid and prism. They are translucent, very bright, have a very intense and deep color and are on a limonite matrix, with small fan-like Malachite aggregates. An American classic, with very good quality for the locality.
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6 × 3.8 cm = 3.35” × 2.36” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side
 

MN91AL3: Group of slightly flattened Azurite crystals, with the dominant forms of the rhombohedron and polycrystalline growths on the faces, of a very vivid blue color, on matrix and partially covered with Malachite. From one of the great classic localities in Arizona, and with more color and better luster than usually found there.
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona  USA (±1995)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.4 × 2.9 cm = 2.17” × 1.73” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.55”




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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 = 5.31” × 3.07” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.28” × 0.12”




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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Malachite after Azurite with Copper
Malachite after Azurite with Copper. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite with Copper. Side
Side
Malachite after Azurite with Copper.
 

EY48AK8: Malachite pseudomorphic after Azurite crystals, very sharp and aerial, with simple crystal forms with fibrous surfaces and satin sheen. Highlighted by small Copper crystals that accompany the Malachite - a rare association. An excellent American classic.
This specimen, from Doug Toland's collection, is accompanied by an old Roberts Minerals label that we will send to the buyer.


New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.1 × 2.5 cm = 1.73” × 0.83” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 0.98” × 0.71”




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Malachite after Azurite

Recorded under LED light
Malachite after Azurite
 

TF48AL1: Very 3-dimensional growth of Malachite pseudomorphing equidimensional crystals of Azurite, with very well defined faces and edges, intense color, on matrix. Before the Azurite started altering to Malachite a thin dark coating, probably Cuprite, formed on the faces of the crystals, as suggested by the mineralogy of the locality and some of the crystalline forms, apparently octahedral, present in the matrix.
This great quality piece comes from the collection of Rock H. Currier (No. 4667) whose label we will send to the buyer.
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.2 × 4.9 cm = 3.03” × 2.05” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.5 cm = 1.26” × 0.98”

Former collection of Rock Currier



Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Rear
Rear
Malachite after Azurite. Top
Top
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Descloizite
Descloizite. 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 = 1.73” × 1.65” × 1.06”




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Cerussite with Malachite

Recorded under LED light
Cerussite with Malachite
 

TT48AL5: Group of flattened, twinned crystals, with lattice growths, colorless, transparent, with good luster and small inclusions of Malachite. Of the best quality for a historical locality, especially for its perfection since these specimens are usually very fragile, often have damage, but this piece is nevertheless perfect. The sample comes from the Dick Norris collection (no. 179) whose label, together with a previous one by Dave Bunk, we will send to the buyer.
Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine, St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.4 × 3.2 cm = 1.85” × 1.34” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 3.1 cm = 1.81” × 1.22”

Fluorescent short UV

Former Collection of Dick Morris



Cerussite with Malachite. Front
Front
Cerussite with Malachite. Rear
Rear
Cerussite with Malachite. Side
Side
Cerussite with Malachite. Side
Side
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CALIFORNIA

Andradite (variety topazolite)
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 = 2.56” × 1.65” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




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Andradite (variety topazolite)
 

T98HAK3: Groups of very sharp rhombohedral crystals of Andradite (variety topazolite), very transparent and brilliant and of a very uniform honey-yellow color. On a rock matrix, with abundant spheroidal aggregates of Clinochlore, very deep green, almost black. An American classic.
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA (11/1998)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.7 × 2 cm = 2.68” × 1.85” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”




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

T29NAK3: Andradite crystals (topazolite variety) with the dominant crystal forms of the rhombohedron, combined with cube and trapezohedron faces, transparent, very bright and uniform honey-yellow. On a rock matrix, with abundant spheroidal aggregates of very deep green, almost black, Clinochlore. An American classic.
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA (11/1998)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.2 × 2.9 cm = 3.62” × 2.83” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




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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 = 3.70” × 1.73” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.12” × 0.12”




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

T76CAK3: Groups of Andradite crystals (topazolite variety) dominated by the rhombohedron, along with cube and trapezohedron faces, transparent, very lustrous and a uniform honey-yellow. An American classic.
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA (11/1998)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 4.7 × 2.7 cm = 3.70” × 1.85” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




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Elbaite
 

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 = 0.87” × 0.79” × 0.79”




Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
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Stibnite on Quartz
Stibnite on Quartz. Stibnite on Quartz.
Stibnite on Quartz  

TR46AH4: Irregular aggregates of fine acicular Stibnite crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated. They are very bright, on a rock matrix coated by Quartz microcrystals. The sample is from a very poorly known locality.
McLaughlin Mine, Knoxville, Knoxville District, Napa County, California  USA

Specimen size: 3 × 2.8 × 3.3 cm = 1.18” × 1.10” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.43” × 0.04”




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COLORADO

Baryte
 

TV96AL7: Group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant, very rich in faces and perfect sharp terminations. Shiny and extremely transparent. We will send the specimen, from a classic American locality for the species, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, where it is stated that it had previously been in the “Bunk” Melanson collection.
Book Cliffs area, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.98” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.8 cm = 0.83” × 0.71”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Side
Side
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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite
Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite. Side
Side
Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite.
Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite  

EN87AI8: Rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals that are translucent and bright with a very intense and deep color. They are with Galena, Pyrite and small Quartz crystals and, furthermore, there are Fluorite crystals, something uncommon at the locality.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Sweet Home Mine, main stope, Mount Bross, Alma District, Park County, Colorado  USA (1993)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 7 × 3.6 cm = 3.19” × 2.76” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.47”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



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Gold
 

ER97AK4: Arborescent aggregate of Gold crystals, some of them leafy, others hooked and some with defined crystalline forms. The specimen comes from a mine from which one rarely sees any specimens.
Dixie Mine, Idaho Springs, Ute Creek Mining District, Clear Creek County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.9 × 2 cm = 1.22” × 1.14” × 0.79”

Weight: 16.5 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Gold.
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GEORGIA

Rutile with Pyrophyllite
Rutile with Pyrophyllite.
 

TA68AI8: Twinned Rutile crystal with very well defined faces and edges. The surface of the faces is very bright with intense red reflections. On the base and partially on the back and the top there is a small matrix of Pyrophyllite.
We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.3 × 2.1 cm = 1.02” × 0.91” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.87”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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 = 3.35” × 2.17” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.31” × 0.12”




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

TP28AI0: Floater group of very well defined crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with a good length, a very intense luster and yellowish green color.
We’ll send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label in which it appears that it has been in the Sullivan collection.
Bunker Hill Mine, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 1.02” × 0.67” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.59” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Pyromorphite
 

TT68AK9: Aerial group of sharp crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with slight curvatures on faces and edges, of considerable size for the locality, very bright and orange.
We will send the specimen in the original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it came from the Sullivan collection, with an entry for Tucson 1997
Bunker Hill Mine, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.1 × 1.7 cm = 1.26” × 0.83” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

TP27AH4: Very aerial aggregate of Pyromorphite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, some of them doubly terminated and others with very well defined hollow growths. They are bright and have an excellent color. An American classic, not only of great quality but also different than usual for this extraordinary mine.
Bunker Hill Mine, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.7 × 4.3 cm = 2.01” × 1.46” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.10” × 0.71”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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IOWA

Pyrite with Calcite
 

TB66AG3: Groups of octahedral Pyrite crystals with minor cube faces. They are very well defined and bright and are on a rocky matrix coated by small, very acute, scalenohedral Calcite crystals, transparent and bright. The sample is from a not well known Iowa mine.
Pint's Quarry, Raymond, Black Hawk County, Iowa  USA

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.5 × 4.3 cm = 2.95” × 2.56” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV



Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.
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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 = 3.70” × 2.83” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3 × 3.1 cm = 1.18” × 1.22”




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MICHIGAN

Copper
 

TB86AL6: Very aerial dendritic aggregate of rhombododecahedral Copper crystals on matrix, slightly deformed in the growth process but with very well defined faces and edges. Excellent specimen, very elegant and large. An American classic.
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 20.5 × 15 × 6.7 cm = 8.07” × 5.91” × 2.64”




Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
Copper.
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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 = 1.30” × 1.22” × 0.59”




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Copper
 

GA96AK5: Very aerial arborescent growth of native Copper crystals with defined faces and edges, some of them perfectly profiled, on matrix.
The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (No. V 35), whose file we will send to the buyer.
Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.7 × 2.8 cm = 1.93” × 1.06” × 1.10”

Former collection of Casado Margolles



Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
Copper.
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Copper
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 = 2.36” × 1.42” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.67” × 0.28”




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Copper
 

TX71AL3: Arborescent growth of very aerial and individual crystals of Copper with curvatures on the faces and edges.
Cliff Mine, Phoenix, Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 11 × 5.6 × 2.3 cm = 4.33” × 2.20” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 0.87” × 0.59”




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

TF66AH5: Dendritic growth with a clearly dominant crystal of a good size, with the well-developed faces of the dodecahedron and the octahedron.
We’ll send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label in which it appears that it had previously been in the “Bunk” Melanson collection.
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Houghton County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 1.06” × 0.87” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.9 cm = 0.75” × 0.75”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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 = 4.17” × 3.23” × 0.79”




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

Recorded under LED light
Copper with Calcite
 

TV46AJ8: Very aerial dendritic native Copper growths on matrix with aggregates of complex Calcite crystals that are translucent, bright, and have a pale pink color. This association of native Copper and well crystallized Calcite is known but rare at Keweenaw.
The sample is from the American mineral dealer Al McGuinness whose label we will send to the buyer.
Keweenaw Copper District, Ontonagon County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 11.4 × 7.5 × 5.1 cm = 4.49” × 2.95” × 2.01”




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MISSOURI

Galena with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite
 

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 Millán 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 = 2.99” × 1.69” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 4.2 cm = 1.77” × 1.65”

Former collection of Carles Millan



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

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 = 0.83” × 0.79” × 0.31”

Weight: 2.0 grams



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Gold (variety electrum)
 

TF90AK7: Very aerial aggregate of leafy gold crystals (electrum variety) very rich in silver (27% approx.) and with finely profiled edges. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
R.J. Roberts lode, Willow Creek District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA (2015)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.91” × 0.75” × 0.24”

Weight: 1.9 gram



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

TQ74AK4: Arborescent aggregate of Gold crystals (electrum variety) very rich in silver (27% approx.), leafy and with finely serrated edges. The specimen comes from a unique find made in a previously unknown mine. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the specimen.
R.J. Roberts lode, Willow Creek District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA (2015)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.10” × 0.94” × 0.31”

Weight: 3.6 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 = 1.57” × 1.02” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.47” × 0.24”




Miargyrite. Miargyrite.
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Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
Cinnabar with Quartz  

EA90AI4: Very sharp rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals with very well defined faces and the interpenetration twin. They have a very vivid color and are on matrix with small Quartz crystals. This specimen has an extraordinary quality for the locality, well known for the species but where good Cinnabars are rare.
Snowshoe Mine, Paradise Valley, Poverty Peak District, Humboldt County, Nevada  USA (±1954)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.6 × 4.1 cm = 2.17” × 1.42” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.35” × 0.28”




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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 = 4.25” × 2.72” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.43” × 0.35”




Baryte. Baryte.
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NEW JERSEY

Fluorapophyllite-(K) With Quartz and Prehnite
Fluorapophyllite-(K) With Quartz and Prehnite. Fluorapophyllite-(K) With Quartz and Prehnite.
Fluorapophyllite-(K) With Quartz and Prehnite  

TT47AL3: Equidimensional Fluorapophyllite-(K) crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with an apparently cubic habit, with very well defined faces and edges, translucent white, on matrix, with Quartz and small white botryoidal aggregates of Prehnite. The specimen comes from a classic American locality for the species.
Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey  USA (±1930)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5 × 3.2 cm = 2.56” × 1.97” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.79” × 0.79”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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NEW MEXICO

Octahedral Fluorite
 

DC68AL8: Group of octahedral Fluorite crystals with staggered edges on matrix, translucent, shiny and with an intense violet color. The locality is a great North American classic for the species and in this case the crystals are larger than usual for this locality.
Pine Canyon deposit, West Burro Mts, Burro Mountains District, Grant County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 7 × 6.1 × 3.9 cm = 2.76” × 2.40” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.3 cm = 1.18” × 0.91”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Octahedral Fluorite. Octahedral Fluorite.
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Smithsonite with Aurichalcite
Smithsonite with Aurichalcite. Smithsonite with Aurichalcite.
Smithsonite with Aurichalcite  

EA90AL5: Botryoidal growths of translucent Smithsonite, of an intense greenish-blue color, on a botryoidal limonite matrix covered with light green Aurichalcite microcrystals.
The specimen comes from the Doug Toland collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.8 × 3.4 cm = 1.93” × 1.89” × 1.34”

Former collection of Doug Toland



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Smithsonite
 

MM37AG9: Botryoidal Smithsonite with a very aerial character, with a pale blue color and areas with intense blue shades. The sample is very typical for Kelly Mine samples, an American classic.
Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.8 × 3 cm = 2.01” × 1.89” × 1.18”




Smithsonite.
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Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
Smithsonite.
Smithsonite  

TT66AK3: Smithsonite as a botryoidal aggregate, translucent, green with very pale blue tones and a small bit of matrix rock on the back. An American classic, very aesthetic and of great quality, which comes from the collection of Anna and Danilo Rolando (No. 9577), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 8.7 × 4.7 × 4.5 cm = 3.43” × 1.85” × 1.77”




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Linarite on Quartz
 

TV88AH1: Lenticular Linarite crystals, flattened and elongated with faces and edges more defined than usual, with a very intense and vivid blue color and on a Quartz matrix. The sample is from an American locality that is a classic for the species.
Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA (±1990)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.3 × 3.7 cm = 2.09” × 1.69” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.20” × 0.08”




Linarite on Quartz. Linarite on Quartz.
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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 = 1.93” × 1.46” × 1.14”




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NEW YORK

Tremolite with Dolomite
 

TX14AL2: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Group of three doubly terminated Tremolite crystals, with very well defined faces and edges. The crystals, with a little white Dolomite matrix, have an intense luster between vitreous and silky, are much more transparent than usual in specimens from this area and are green-gray with bluish tints. From a very recent find, the quality is superior to that generally known in the St. Lawrence County area.
Big Mole claim, West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York  USA (06/2019)

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 0.63” × 0.55” × 0.31”




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Tremolite with Dolomite
Tremolite with Dolomite. Front
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Tremolite with Dolomite.
 

TV46AL2: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Tremolite crystal, on a Dolomite matrix, with very well defined faces and edges, with a polycrystalline termination, an intense luster between vitreous and silky, translucent, but with greater transparency than usual in specimens from this area and of green-gray color with bluish tints. From a very recent find, the quality is superior to that generally known in the St. Lawrence County area.
Big Mole claim, West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York  USA (06/2019)

Specimen size: 7 × 2.1 × 1.8 cm = 2.76” × 0.83” × 0.71”




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Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated)

Recorded under LED light
 

TC86AL6: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Elongated Tremolite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, on a Dolomite matrix, with marked scepter growth. They have very well defined faces and edges, good terminal faces and an intense luster between crystalline and silky. It exhibits greater transparency than usual in specimens from this area and a beautiful gray-green color with bluish tints. From a recent find, the quality is also far superior to what is generally known from the St. Lawrence County area.
The crystal was reinforced, already at origin, in two spots on the prism to avoid its possible separation.

Big Mole claim, West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York  USA (06/2019)

Specimen size: 15.7 × 6.5 × 4 cm = 6.18” × 2.56” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 15.7 × 2.3 cm = 6.18” × 0.91”

consolidated

Fluorescence on the matrix (short and long UV)



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TENNESSEE

Fluorite with Galena
Fluorite with Galena. Front
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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 = 2.95” × 2.87” × 2.95”

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 = 2.13” × 2.13” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 0.75” × 0.63”




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

AA66AG9: Druse of complex Sphalerite crystals, very rich with faces, clearly twinned and with very well defined forms. They are translucent, very bright, have a very deep color and are on a rocky matrix with small scalenohedral Calcite crystals. An American classic, typical of past samples from the Elmwood mine.
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee  USA

Specimen size: 7.9 × 7.4 × 4.4 cm = 3.11” × 2.91” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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UTAH

Beryl (variety bixbite)
 

TV89AL5: Group of Beryl crystals (variety bixbite), one of them clearly dominant, doubly terminated, shiny, with a very intense color, on matrix. An excellent American classic that for years has disappeared from the market due to the cessation of work on the deposit.
Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.6 × 4 cm = 2.48” × 2.20” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.51”




Beryl (variety bixbite). Beryl (variety bixbite).
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Topaz
Topaz. 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 = 3.35” × 2.64” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.9 cm = 0.63” × 0.35”




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Topaz with Quartz
Topaz with Quartz  

EF91AI8: Two Topaz crystals on a rhyolite matrix, one of them clearly dominant. They have very well defined faces and edges and are transparent, very bright and with an intense color.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 10.8 × 7.8 × 4.3 cm = 4.25” × 3.07” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 1.5 cm = 1.22” × 0.59”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Topaz with Quartz. Topaz with Quartz.
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VERMONT

Rutile with chlorite
Rutile with chlorite. Rutile with chlorite.

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Rutile with chlorite
 

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 = 2.56” × 1.97” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.20”




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WASHINGTON

Quartz (variety amethyst)
 

EE89AL3: Group of Quartz crystals (variety amethyst) transparent and bright. The color is selectively distributed, with the prism faces being practically colorless, slightly reddish colors on the pyramidal faces, and intense violet concentrated mainly around the terminal edges. The specimen comes from a classic American locality.
North Bend, King County, Washington  USA

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.1 × 4.6 cm = 3.07” × 2.40” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.85” × 0.94”




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