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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”


minID: A68-RVP



Epidote with Quartz

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TBR27AO7: Parallel growths of elongated Epidote crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with sharp crystal forms and excellent terminations. Translucent, shiny, colored deep green, and with small Quartz crystals. An American classic.
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan District, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska  USA

Specimen size: 7.3 × 3.2 × 1.6 cm = 2.87” × 1.26” × 0.63”




Epidote with Quartz. Front
Front
Epidote with Quartz. Side
Side
Epidote with Quartz. Rear
Rear

ALABAMA

Ilvaite
Ilvaite. Front
Front
Ilvaite. Rear
Rear
Ilvaite  

XM160GF: Very sharp individual crystal of Ilvaite, with very well defined crystal forms and perfect terminations. The specimen is of great quality and size for this classic American locality. It comes from the Pedro Goy collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bay State Group Mine, South Mountain Mining District, Owyhee County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.5 × 2.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.98” × 0.94”

Former collection of Pedro Goy




ARIZONA

Linarite with Quartz
Linarite with Quartz  

XM80TQ: Radial aggregates of acicular Linarite crystals, translucent, with great luster and a very vivid color, on a Quartz-coated matrix. The specimen is from the Lee Hogg collection.
Grand Reef Mine, Laurel Canyon, Grand Reef Mountain, Klondyke, Aravaipa District, Graham County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.9 × 1.3 cm = 1.22” × 1.14” × 0.51”

Former collection of Lee Hogg



Linarite with Quartz.
Linarite with Quartz.
Linarite with Quartz.
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 = 1.50” × 1.22” × 0.31”

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




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”




Descloizite. Descloizite.
Cerussite
Cerussite.
Cerussite.

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Cerussite
 

SV160EBR: Group of Cerussite crystals on a ferruginous rock matrix with marked complete multiple twins and with a morphology reminiscent of snowflakes, but with scattered crystals and some stacking, which makes this type of Cerussite popularly known as 'jackstraw'.
The specimen is a classic for this American Mine in Arizona, although in this case the crystals are more transparent than is usual in this locality.
Flux Mine, Flux Gulch, Alum Gulch, Patagonia Mountains, Harshaw District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4 × 1.3 cm = 1.73” × 1.57” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.16” × 0.04”




Quartz (japan law twin) with Opal

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TFH47AQ1: Group of Quartz crystals with two growth phases, one of transparent crystals and a second, as a coating, translucent and white, in which there are growths of Opal in some areas. The two main crystals, clearly differentiated, form a japan-law twin.
Washington Camp-Duquesne Mines, Patagonia Mountains, Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 6.5 × 6.3 × 5.3 cm = 2.56” × 2.48” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 4.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.93” × 0.87”

Opal Fluorescent long & short UV



Quartz (japan law twin) with Opal. Front
Front
Quartz (japan law twin) with Opal. Rear
Rear
Quartz (Japan law twin)
Quartz (Japan law twin). Front
Front
Quartz (Japan law twin). Rear
Rear
Quartz (Japan law twin). Side
Side
Quartz (Japan law twin). Side
Side

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TH92AM5: Group of flattened Quartz crystals with a distinct Japan-law twin. The crystals are transparent and lustrous and of a size and transparency greater than usual in specimens from this mine.
Washington Camp-Duquesne Mines, Patagonia Mountains, Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.3 × 4.8 cm = 2.60” × 2.09” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3.3 cm = 1.77” × 1.30”




Fluorite with Quartz
 

TR89AM5: Group of translucent octahedral crystals with a pale green color with polycrystalline surfaces and partially covered by small groups of white Quartz crystals. Among the best possible quality for what is known from this mine.
Homestake-Jack Pot Mine, Black Mountains, Oatman District-San Francisco District, Mohave County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.7 × 4.9 cm = 2.87” × 2.24” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.34” × 1.06”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz.
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
 

TQ69AM9: Druse of lenticular Azurite crystals, with bright luster and a vivid and uniform color, partially covered by acicular Malachite crystals. This very characteristic specimen comes from one of the great classic American localities for the species.
Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.3 × 2.8 cm = 2.05” × 1.69” × 1.10”

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




Azurite with Malachite
 

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”


minID: E60-XYJ



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

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MFB36AP5: Very elongated spheroidal and stalactitic microcrystalline growths of Azurite with deep, vivid and uniform color, in a limonite matrix with botryoidal coatings of Malachite. A U.S. classic, with rare unusual characteristics for specimens from this locality.
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 6 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.73” × 1.26”




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.

CALIFORNIA

Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore.
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore.
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore  

TC85TV: Andradite crystals (variety topazolite) with the dominant crystal forms of the rhombohedron, with accessory cube and trapezohedron faces. Translucent, with a bright luster and very uniform honey-yellow color. On a rock matrix, with small spheroidal aggregates of Clinochlore of a very deep green color, almost black. An American classic.
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA (11/1998)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.1 × 1.4 cm = 1.46” × 1.22” × 0.55”

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




Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore  

TC85TE: Andradite crystals (variety topazolite) with the dominant crystal forms of the rhombohedron, with accessory cube and trapezohedron faces. Translucent, with a bright luster and very uniform honey-yellow color. On a rock matrix, with small spheroidal aggregates of Clinochlore of a very deep green color, almost black. An American classic.
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA (11/1998)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.2 × 2.2 cm = 1.81” × 1.26” × 0.87”

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




Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore.
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore.
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore.
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore.
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore  

TC80TL: Andradite crystals (variety topazolite) with the dominant crystal forms of the rhombohedron, with accessory cube and trapezohedron faces. Translucent, with a bright luster and very uniform honey-yellow color. On a rock matrix, with small spheroidal aggregates of Clinochlore of a very deep green color, almost black. An American classic.
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA (11/1998)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.8 × 2.3 cm = 1.81” × 1.50” × 0.91”

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




Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore
 

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”




Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore.
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore. Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore.
 

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”




Elbaite (variety rubellite) with 'lepidolite' and Albite

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TXR89AQ0: Complete doubly terminated floater crystal of Elbaite (variety rubellite), with very marked parallel growth and perfect terminations. Transparent, with good luster, intense pink tones and with coatings of leafy 'lepidolite' crystals and small crystallizations of Albite.
Pala, Pala District, San Diego County, California  USA

Specimen size: 4.5 × 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 1.77” × 0.51” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 1 cm = 1.77” × 0.39”




Elbaite (variety rubellite) with 'lepidolite' and Albite. Front
Front
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with 'lepidolite' and Albite. Rear
Rear
Elbaite with Albite (variety cleavelandite)
Elbaite with Albite (variety cleavelandite). Front
Front
Elbaite with Albite (variety cleavelandite). Side
Side
Elbaite with Albite (variety cleavelandite).

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Elbaite with Albite (variety cleavelandite)
 

SV2460TBG: Triad of Elbaite crystals, doubly terminated, with a gradation of pink tones, turning into a greenish “green-cap” towards the end, covered and partially cemented by a feldspar and with leafy snow-white Albite crystals (variety cleavelandite) at one end. From a mining district renowned for its gems and lithium minerals.
The specimen comes from the Moutet collection, in Marseille, and is accompanied by an old Deyrolle label, which we will send to the buyer of the piece.
Pala, Pala District, San Diego County, California  USA

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.5 × 4.4 cm = 2.52” × 2.17” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 5 × 1.9 cm = 1.97” × 0.75”

Former collection of Moutet (Marseille)




COLORADO

Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Fluorite

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Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Fluorite
 

ETP50AQ1: Coatings of very sharp lenticular Rhodochrosite crystals, with an intense and uniform color, on a matrix of small white Quartz crystals and with small Fluorite crystals of a soft green color.
The specimen comes from the Moutet collection, in Marseille, and is accompanied by an old Deyrolle label, from Paris, which we will send to the buyer.
Silverton, Animas District, San Juan County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 10 × 4.4 × 5.5 cm = 3.94” × 1.73” × 2.17”

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

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Moutet (Marseille)



Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Fluorite. Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Fluorite.
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Pyrite
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
 

TX98AN2: Rosette growths of lamellar Rhodochrosite crystals, with good luster and an intense pink color, on matrix with Sphalerite crystals and small Pyrite crystals.
Eagle Mine, Gilman, Gilman District, Eagle County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.2 × 2.3 cm = 2.48” × 1.65” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.31” × 0.20”




Pyrite

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EDX48AO0: Spheroidal nodules of Pyrite crystals with the dominant faces of the octahedron, very shiny, included in a carbonaceous matrix.
State Bridge area, Rocky Mountain, Eagle County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 7.6 × 6.3 × 4.4 cm = 2.99” × 2.48” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.14” × 0.91”




Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Pyrite.
Sphalerite with Galena and Chalcopyrite
Sphalerite with Galena and Chalcopyrite. Sphalerite with Galena and Chalcopyrite.
Sphalerite with Galena and Chalcopyrite.

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MTL89AO0: Druse of twinned Sphalerite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, very bright and with dominant orange tones, with yellow reflections. On matrix, with small Galena crystals and twinned Chalcopyrite crystals. An American classic from a locality from which it is currently very difficult to obtain good specimens.
Commodore Mine, Creede District, Mineral County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.4 × 2.8 cm = 3.31” × 2.52” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




Goethite
 

TDD63AN3: Vug of Goethite crystals, many doubly terminated, with polycrystalline terminations with a fibrous appearance, lustrous, on matrix.
We will ship the piece in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Lake George, Park County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.10” × 1.02” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.2 cm = 0.43” × 0.08”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Goethite. Goethite.
Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
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




IDAHO

Pyromorphite
 

TE13AN2: Pyromorphite crystals with a rounded habit due to the curved faces and edges, with bright luster and a yellowish green color.
We will ship the specimen, from one of the great classic American localities, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Bunker Hill Mine, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 1.02” × 0.87” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. 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”





ILLINOIS

Fluorite with Chalcopyrite
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite  

JA28W3: Flattened drusy growth of very transparent cubic crystals with a very uniform violet color. An American classic of very good quality.
The sample was previously in the collection of Tom Wiesner (num. 73572074), whose label we’ll send with the Catmur label to the buyer.
Minerva I Mine, Spivey shaft, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois  USA (1974)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 10.3 × 1.7 cm = 5.39” × 4.06” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.51”

Former collection of James Catmur



Fluorite with Chalcopyrite. Fluorite with Chalcopyrite.

INDIANA

Calcite
Calcite.
Calcite.

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TC2240TFM: Group of complex Calcite crystals very rich in crystal forms, with a spheroidal shape, transparent, with good luster and an intense yellow orange color.
Berry Materials Corp. Quarry, North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana  USA

Specimen size: 6 × 4.7 × 3.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.85” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.87” × 0.79”

Former collection of A. Mayor




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.

MICHIGAN

Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
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

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TPP48AQ1: Extraordinarily flattened floater plate of elongated Copper microcrystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of William Severance.
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 16.4 × 8.2 × 1.1 cm = 6.46” × 3.23” × 0.43”

Former collection of William Severance



Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed)
Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed). Front
Front
Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed). Side
Side
Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed).

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Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed)
 

CFR69AO8: Silver crystals with polycrystalline growths and discernible crystal forms, interspersed with an arborescent growth of Copper. A classic and, at the same time, a rarity from the USA.
The specimen comes from the collection of duplicates of Carlos Curto (number 1989.29), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Lake Superior Mine, Phoenix, Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.06” × 1.02” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.0 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



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 Frank 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



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

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”





MISSOURI

Calcite

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Calcite
 

XM140TBA: Group of complex Calcite crystals that form well defined staggered growths. This specimen is from the Lee Hogg collection.
Brushy Creek Mine, Greeley, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri  USA

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.4 × 4 cm = 3.07” × 2.52” × 1.57”




Calcite.
Calcite.
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 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 Pyrite

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TTB90AP9: Group of very sharp Galena crystals of good size, very lustrous, with deformed crystal coatings and spheroidal growths of Pyrite.
The specimen comes from the Michel Carré collection
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri  USA

Specimen size: 8.2 × 8 × 5.7 cm = 3.23” × 3.15” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 5 × 4.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.93”

Former collection of Michel Carré



Galena with Pyrite. Front
Front
Galena with Pyrite. Rear
Rear

MONTANA

Mimetite on Quartz
Mimetite on Quartz. Mimetite on Quartz.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TGB68AN4: Very aerial group of slightly tapered Mimetite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with good luster and a uniform brown color, on matrix, with small Quartz crystals.
The specimen comes from a little-known locality for the species and is of excellent quality for what was found there.
Black Pine Mine, John Long Mountains, Philipsburg District (Flint Creek District), Granite County, Montana  USA

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.28” × 2.05” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.16” × 0.04”

Fluorescent long & short UV




NEVADA

Gold (variety electrum)
Gold (variety electrum)  

HM320TM: Dendritic growt very aerial and on a Quartz matrix, of leafy crystals with finely shaped edges of Gold (variety electrum), very rich in Silver (27% approx.)
We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the specimen.
Weight: 0.8 grams
R.J. Roberts lode, Willow Creek District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA (2015)

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.75” × 0.47” × 0.31”

Weight: 0.8 grams

minID: 5XQ-XNV



Gold (variety electrum).
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



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
Front
Gold (variety electrum). Rear
Rear
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



Gold (variety electrum)
 

TR16AM3: Very aerial group of lamellar Gold crystals (variety electrum), some of them with very well marked skeletal growths and a little matrix at the back. The specimen comes from a relatively recent find in a known gold zone.
Specimens from this find were analyzed and 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: 2.9 × 2.5 × 1 cm = 1.14” × 0.98” × 0.39”

With analysis copy

Weight: 3.8 grams



Gold (variety electrum). Front
Front
Gold (variety electrum). Rear
Rear
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 = 1.57” × 1.02” × 0.59”

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




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. With label from Scott J. Williams
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”

With label Scott J. Williams



Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.

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

minID: J33-GCY



Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MDE47AO3: Two groups of octahedral Franklinite crystals with sharp crystal forms, somewhat lustrous, on a Calcite matrix and with Willemite.
From one of the type localities for the species.
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin mining district, Sussex County, New Jersey  USA

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.6 × 3.8 cm = 2.83” × 2.20” × 1.50”

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

Co-Type locality

Willemite very fluorescent long & short UV. Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite. Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite.
Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite
Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite. Front
Front
Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite. Side
Side
Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite
 

MXT94AO3: Octahedral Franklinite crystals of considerable size for the species, with very sharp crystal forms, with better luster than usual and on a Calcite matrix with Willemite. A USA classic of very good quality.
From one of the type localities for the species.
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin mining district, Sussex County, New Jersey  USA

Specimen size: 10.1 × 6.4 × 5.4 cm = 3.98” × 2.52” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2 cm = 1.10” × 0.79”

Co-Type locality

Willemite very fluorescent long & short UV.




NEW MEXICO

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.
Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Smithsonite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TFB87AO0: Spheroidal growths of Smithsonite, on matrix, translucent, with a satin luster and a uniform bluish green color. An American classic.
Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.4 × 4.2 cm = 3.23” × 2.13” × 1.65”




Smithsonite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MML91AO1: Spheroidal growths of Smithsonite. On matrix, translucent, with an intense satiny luster for the species and an intense and uniform bluish green color. The mineral's banded growth is visible on the side. An excellent American classic.
Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6 × 3.6 cm = 3.74” × 2.36” × 1.42”




Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Fluorite with Quartz
 

BRR98AP3: Druse of Fluorite crystals between transparent and translucent, blue with lilac tones, on matrix and with small Quartz crystals. The specimen is an excellent American classic from a classic locality.
Blanchard Mine (Portales-Blanchard Mine), Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 14.4 × 12.5 × 6.6 cm = 5.67” × 4.92” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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.

NEW YORK

Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated)
Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated). Front
Front
Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated). Side
Side
Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated). Side
Side
Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated). Top
Top

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

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)




OKLAHOMA

Gypsum (sand-filled)

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TC2110TRF: Group of very sharp Gypsum crystals with good luster and a reddish color, totally filled with sand inclusions. A geological curiousity.
Great Salt Plains, Jet, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma  USA

Specimen size: 8.6 × 7.8 × 6.3 cm = 3.39” × 3.07” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 5.3 × 4.6 cm = 2.09” × 1.81”




Gypsum (sand-filled).

PENNSYLVANIA

Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Copper
 

SV3180TPT: These Hamiltonban coppers are not very attractive, but of remarkable size and very difficult to get. A historical part of the US mining heritage.
Blue Ridge Summit, Hamiltonban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania  USA

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.9 × 1.6 cm = 2.95” × 2.72” × 0.63”




Chalcopyrite with Magnetite
 

AF11AM3: Group of disphenoidal crystals (pseudotetrahedral) of Chalcopyrite, with sharp crystal forms. On a Magnetite matrix with octahedral crystals of Magnetite.
French Creek Mines, St. Peters, Warwick Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania  USA

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.2 × 2.3 cm = 1.73” × 1.26” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.47” × 0.28”




Chalcopyrite with Magnetite. Chalcopyrite with Magnetite.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Calcite replaced by sand
Calcite replaced by sand. Front
Front
Calcite replaced by sand. Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TPM76AO0: Group of crystals, with one of them clearly dominant and all of them doubly terminated, totally occupied by inclusions of sand. They are formed by a prism with curved edges and a poorly defined terminal rhombohedron. An American classic which it is currently very difficult to obtain in good specimens as the area in which they were found has been declared a National Park.
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson County, South Dakota  USA

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.7 × 4.5 cm = 3.66” × 2.64” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 7.6 × 3 cm = 2.99” × 1.18”





TENNESSEE

Calcite (twinned) doubly terminated

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NTT89AQ1: Floater group of scalenohedral Calcite crystals in parallel growth, twinned and doubly terminated with one of them clearly dominant. Translucent, with very bright luster and intense color. An American classic.
The specimen comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez Pérez.
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee  USA

Specimen size: 11.6 × 5.7 × 4.8 cm = 4.57” × 2.24” × 1.89”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Calcite (twinned) doubly terminated. Front
Front
Calcite (twinned) doubly terminated. Rear
Rear
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 = 2.95” × 2.87” × 2.95”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 970625



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



Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite.
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 = 2.13” × 2.13” × 0.94”

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





UTAH

Rhodochrosite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EPF93AQ1: Druse of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals with well-developed crystal forms, of very good size and definition for the locality (which is extraordinarily unusual), lustrous and pale pink.
The specimen is from the collection of Dr. Collin Kaeder.
Burgin Mine, Tintic District, East Tintic Mountains, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.5 × 3.7 cm = 2.52” × 2.17” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.51” × 0.43”

Former collection of Dr. Collin Kaeder



Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite and Pseudobrookite
Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite and Pseudobrookite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite and Pseudobrookite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite and Pseudobrookite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite and Pseudobrookite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

BFG56AO6: Cuboctahedral crystal of Bixbyite of good size with very sharp crystal forms, with very bright luster, on a matrix of volcanic rock. With coatings of small light purple Fluorite crystals, transparent Topaz crystals and a very sharp Pseudobrookite crystal with excellent terminations.
The specimen comes from an important European collection and was sold by the well-known Dr. Wilke.
Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 12.4 × 8.1 × 5.9 cm = 4.88” × 3.19” × 2.32”

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





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”


minID: T50-LAW



Quartz (variety amethyst). Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst). Side
Side
Quartz (variety amethyst). Top
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