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CALIFORNIA


Benitoite with Neptunite
Benitoite with Neptunite.
 

MV14AJ0: Very sharp Benitoite crystal on matrix. It has very well defined faces and edges and a very deep and uniform color.
California State Gem Mine (Benitoite Gem Mine), Dallas Gem Mine area, San Benito River headwaters area, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.7” × 0.4” × 0.3”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”


Euro:90 / US$101 / Yen:11270 / AUD$142

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Neptunite on Natrolite
 

NB26AI3: Group of isolated and very bright Neptunite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. One of them, clearly dominant, is doubly terminated and is on a perfectly vertical position on its Natrolite matrix. An American classic of great quality.
The sample is from the Ignacio Hernαndez collection (num. 56) whose original label we’ll send to the buyer.
California State Gem Mine (Benitoite Gem Mine), Dallas Gem Mine area, San Benito River headwaters area, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA

Specimen size: 6.1 × 2.8 × 2.9 cm = 2.4” × 1.1” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 0.9 cm = 1.3” × 0.4”

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández




Neptunite on Natrolite. Neptunite on Natrolite.
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Andradite (variety topazolite)
Andradite (variety topazolite).
 

T76NH5: This variety of Andradite is from 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 partially covered by Clinochlore.
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA (11/1998)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.8 × 2 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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Andradite (variety topazolite)
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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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 = 1.2” × 1.1” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.4” × 0.0”




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

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

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




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Elbaite
 

TB58T1: Group of three doubly terminated crystals, with a good definition of terminal faces and growths of a fibrous aspect on the prism. The prisms have a very good geometrical color zoning, which is perpendicular to the main orientation of the crystal.
The sample is from the John H. Marshall collection, as the catalog number of register on the piece shows, though we don’t have the original label from John.
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California  USA

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.2 × 2.3 cm = 1.9” × 0.9” × 0.9”




Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Elbaite. Top
Top
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Artinite
Artinite.
 

MF14AH6: Very aerial radial spray of acicular and extraordinarily thin Artinite crystals on matrix.
Artinite Pit, Clear Creek, Picacho Peak, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California  USA

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.6 × 1 cm = 1.3” × 0.6” × 0.4”




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Gold
 

TQ29AH6: Very aerial growth of very sharp octahedral crystals with deep hollows on octahedron faces and extraordinarily bright.
We’ll send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
De Maria Mine, Sage Hill, Michigan Bluff District, Placer County, California  USA

Specimen size: 1.4 × 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.6” × 0.3” × 0.3”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Gold. Gold.
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NEW JERSEY


Franklinite with Calcite
Franklinite with Calcite. Front
Front
Franklinite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Franklinite with Calcite  

CR66AJ0: Octahedral Franklinite crystal on matrix with the classical shape of the samples from Franklin in the sixties of the last century. It has very well defined faces and edges which are slightly curved. An American classic from the type locality for the species.
The sample is from the Carles Curto collection whose label and catalog card we will send to the buyer.
Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey  USA

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.5 × 2.1 cm = 1.0” × 1.0” × 0.8”

Former collection of Carles Curto




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Franklinite with Zincite and Calcite
 

NA50Z7: Octahedral Franklinite crystals with very well defined faces and curved edges. The crystal, of good size, is free of damage which is rare for samples of this fragile species. It is on a Calcite matrix with red crystalline Zincite nodules.
Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey  USA

Specimen size: 8.1 × 6.8 × 4.2 cm = 3.2” × 2.7” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.6 cm = 1.1” × 1.0”

Type locality

Calcite intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



Franklinite with Zincite and Calcite. Front
Front
Franklinite with Zincite and Calcite. Side
Side
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Willemite (Troostite) with Calcite
Willemite (Troostite) with Calcite. Front
Front
Willemite (Troostite) with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Willemite (Troostite) with Calcite. Top
Top
Willemite (Troostite) with Calcite  

TJ27H7: The crystal is doubly terminated and its faces and edges have an excellent definition, much better than most usual for this classic material. The matrix of white Calcite contrasts with the darker shades of the crystal.
The sample is from Thomas Moore collection.
Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey  USA

Specimen size: 2 × 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.8” × 0.8” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Extremely intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



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Prehnite with Datolite
 

TC47Y6: Very rounded, almost spherical, Prehnite crystals with a very clear green color on a surface of transparent and extraordinarily bright Datolite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and on a rocky matrix. A good American classic of which currently circulate very few samples.
This piece is from the Tichelman collection (num. 309) whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey  USA (±1970)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 6.1 × 3 cm = 3.0” × 2.4” × 1.2”

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




Prehnite with Datolite. Prehnite with Datolite.
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ALASKA


Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz. Front
Front
Epidote with Quartz. Top
Top
 

MT48AA8: Parallel aggregate of elongated Epidote crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They are translucent, with a very deep color and perfect termination. The sample is from a very recent find at the locality, a great classic for the species.
This sample has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2014 Munich Show in the magazine ‘Le Rθgne Minιral’ number 120, page 51
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan District, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska  USA (07/2014)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 2.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.6” × 0.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 6.5 × 1.8 cm = 2.6” × 0.7”




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ARIZONA


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 = 2.7” × 2.3” × 1.9”

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




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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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
 

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

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

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




Azurite. Azurite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. 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”




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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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Atacamite with Brochantite on Cuprite
Atacamite with Brochantite on Cuprite. Atacamite with Brochantite on Cuprite.
Atacamite with Brochantite on Cuprite.
 

TM47AH6: Elongated prismatic Atacamite crystals that are very fine, transparent and extraordinarily bright, with small spray-like aggregates of acicular Brochantite crystals that have a lighter color, all on a Cuprite matrix. The Atacamite has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Cole Mine (Cole shaft), 700 ft level, 110 stope, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 3.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.0” × 1.3” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”




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Copper
 

VA47Y9: Dendritic growth of flattened Copper crystals that, in some areas on the sample, show very well defined faces and edges. The piece, very aerial and with remains of the rocky matrix, is from a classic American mine.
Ray Mines, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 15.5 × 10 × 7 cm = 6.1” × 3.9” × 2.8”

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

Former collection of A. Mayor




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

TE47E0: A very esthetic Wulfenite that is very upright on the matrix, shows a well-defined crystal form, is partially gemmy, and has a good, slightly redder than normal color.
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mts, Silver District, La Paz County, Arizona  USA (2001)

Specimen size: 3 × 2 × 1 cm = 1.2” × 0.8” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5” × 0.1”




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Descloizite
Descloizite  

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

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




Descloizite. Descloizite.
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ARKANSAS


Wavellite
Wavellite. Wavellite.
 

EN96AI0: Spheroidal Wavellite core on matrix with a very deep green color and an external layer formed by radiating growths of acicular crystals with a greenish yellow color.
Montgomery County, Arkansas  USA

Specimen size: 5.7 × 6.4 × 6.1 cm = 2.2” × 2.5” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 0.9” × 0.8”




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COLORADO


Calaverite with Calcite
 

TM56AI8: Very bright flattened Calaverite crystals with very well defined parallel growths and with very fine growth striations. On matrix with Calcite. The Calaverite has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.3”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV


Euro:160 / US$182 / Yen:19880 / AUD$260

Calaverite with Calcite. Calaverite with Calcite.
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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 Raϊl 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 = 3.2” × 2.8” × 1.4”

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

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Tetrahedrite and Pyrite
 

NA92AI3: Very sharp rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals that are translucent, bright, very aerial and have an intense color. They are implanted on a group of Quartz crystals on matrix, with small Tetrahedrite and Pyrite crystals.
The sample is from the Ignacio Hernαndez collection (num. 99) whose original label we’ll send to the buyer.
Sweet Home Mine, Hedgehog pocket, Main Stope drift, Mount Bross, Alma District, Park County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.2 × 2.5 cm = 2.1” × 1.3” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández




Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Tetrahedrite and Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Tetrahedrite and Pyrite.
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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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Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite and Galena
 

TM99Z6: Very well defined Sphalerite crystals that are twinned, completely transparent, very bright, have a very uniform deep honey color and are with scalenohedral Chalcopyrite crystals and small Galena cubes. A great American classic of high quality.
Commodore Mine, Creede District, Mineral County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.2 × 2.6 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.0”

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




Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite and Galena. Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite and Galena.
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CONNECTICUT


Chalcocite with Calcite
Chalcocite with Calcite. Chalcocite with Calcite.
Chalcocite with Calcite  

EM49W7: Very well defined and flattened crystals, many of them doubly terminated, bright and on matrix, with small Calcite crystals.
An American classic from the William Pinch collection, with a wide pedigree as two more labels testify. We will send all three labels to the buyer.
Bristol Copper Mine, Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut  USA

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.9 × 2.4 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Bill Pinch



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GEORGIA


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 = 1.0” × 0.9” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.9”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Rutile with Pyrophyllite.
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Rutile with Pyrophyllite
Rutile with Pyrophyllite. Front
Front
Rutile with Pyrophyllite. Rear
Rear
Rutile with Pyrophyllite. Top
Top
Rutile with Pyrophyllite  

EL73AI5: Twinned Rutile crystal with very well defined faces and edges, an excellent luster and implanted on a matrix of a laminar Pyrophyllite aggregate. An excellent sample, a classic both for the species and for the locality.
We’ll send to the buyer, with the sample, the original commercial label of “Aesthetics Underground” from Canada from the Rob Woodside collection.
Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia  USA

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.1 × 4.2 cm = 2.9” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 4 cm = 1.7” × 1.6”

Former collection of Rob Woodside



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Rutile
 

TJ53L7: A Classic Specimen. Good sized Rutile crystal with well defined faces and a very marked and classic twin. Faces show a very good luster, with deep reddish reflections. At the base and at the top and back side we can see a small Muscovite rich matrix.
The sample is accompanied by a collection label. On the back of the label is handwritten that this sample was collected by Terry and Jean Ledford in the spring of 1998. As is our custom, we will send the label to the buyer.
Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia  USA (1998)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.8 × 5.3 cm = 2.8” × 2.7” × 2.1”




Rutile. Front
Front
Rutile. Top
Top
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IDAHO


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 = 1.0” × 0.7” × 0.6”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble




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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




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Top
Top
Pyromorphite.
 

TC63AH1: Group of Pyromorphite crystals with very well defined curvatures that give them a barrel habit. They have an excellent orange color and luster. Although it has been reported that this kind of globular orange crystals from Bunker Hill are arsenic-rich Pyromorphite specimens, we analyzed some samples and the results are that they really are pure Pyromorphite, with no arsenic.
Bunker Hill Mine, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 6 × 4.8 × 4.7 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Cerussite with Galena
Cerussite with Galena  

TF56V1: Group of flattened crystals, transparent to translucent, and neatly twinned. They are on a matrix of rough Galena. The locality is a world classic for Pyromorphite, but good samples of Cerussite from there are less common.
The sample is from the Geary Murdock collection, whose label we'll send to the buyer.
Bunker Hill Mine, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 5.4 × 5.1 × 2.9 cm = 2.1” × 2.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Cerussite with Galena. Cerussite with Galena.
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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 = 3.3” × 2.2” × 1.7”

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




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Gold with Quartz
 

TE17V2: Arborescent growths of Gold with idiomorphic crystals with very well defined faces and edges, on Quartz matrix with an unidentified metallic mineral. The sample is from a locality that is practically unknown by the mineralogical community.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragιnesis’, number 01/2017, page 75
Belshazzar Mine, Quartzburg District, Boise County, Idaho  USA (2009)

Specimen size: 4 × 3 × 2 cm = 1.6” × 1.2” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.1”




Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Gold with Quartz.
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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




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