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ILLINOIS


Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
Fluorite.

ER56AI1: Splendid druse of great quality and very esthetic, two generations of crystals both with a very sharp cubic morphology, very bright and with geometrical growths on the edges. Both crystal generations contrast due to differences in size and color. The first are larger and honey yellow, the second are smaller with violet shades.
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois  USA

Specimen size: 14.3 × 9.5 × 2.4 cm = 5.6” × 3.7” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV


Euro:1500 / US$1736 / Yen:193230 / AUD$2446

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ARIZONA


Hematite

MF37AH6: Very sharp and fine crystal with very well defined faces and edges, extraordinarily bright and on a bit of matrix.
We’ll send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label on which it appears that it had previously been in the Sullivan collection.
Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Middle Camp-Oro Fino District, Dome Rock Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.5 × 0.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.6” × 0.3”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Hematite. Hematite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. 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 = 3.3” × 2.4” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 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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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 = 3.5” × 2.0” × 1.7”

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




Copper with Cuprite. Copper with Cuprite.
Copper with Cuprite.
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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 = 1.7” × 1.7” × 1.1”




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CALIFORNIA


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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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 = 0.9” × 0.8” × 0.8”




Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
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COLORADO


Microcline (variety amazonite) with Albite and Schorl
Microcline (variety amazonite) with Albite and Schorl. Front
Front
Microcline (variety amazonite) with Albite and Schorl. Rear
Rear

TQ27AH6: Group of Microcline (amazonite variety) crystals on matrix with a small Albite rosette and a small acicular Schorl crystal. The sample, a very old one, is not repaired.
Pikes Peak, Teller County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.6 × 2.8 cm = 2.2” × 1.8” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 1.3 cm = 1.2” × 0.5”




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IDAHO


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 = 1.0” × 0.7” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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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 = 2.0” × 1.5” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.1” × 0.7”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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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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IOWA


Pyrite with Calcite
Pyrite with Calcite. 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 = 3.0” × 2.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV



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KANSAS


Galena

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”




Galena. Front
Front
Galena. Side
Side
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MICHIGAN


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 = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.6”

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

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 = 4.2” × 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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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 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




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


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

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



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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



Gold (variety electrum).
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Miargyrite
Miargyrite. 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”




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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 = 4.3” × 2.7” × 2.1”

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




Baryte. Baryte.
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Pottsite and Clinobisvanite
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



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NEW MEXICO


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 = 2.1” × 1.7” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Linarite on Quartz. Linarite on Quartz.
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Smithsonite
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 = 2.0” × 1.9” × 1.2”




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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”




Brochantite on Fluorite. Brochantite on Fluorite.
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TENNESSEE


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 = 3.1” × 2.9” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

Calcite fluorescent short UV




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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




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




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Fluorite with Galena

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



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


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 = 3.3” × 2.6” × 1.7”

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




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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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