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IDAHO


Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite  

NC88AJ9: Group of prismatic Pyromorphite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and flat pinacoidal terminations, while some of them have polycrystalline or hollowed terminations. Luster, color and esthetics are excellent. An American classic.
The sample is from the Ignacio Hernαndez collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bunker Hill Mine, Jersey Vein, 9th level, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández




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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.
Pyromorphite  

MG46AJ4: Very aerial group of Pyromorphite crystals with very nice curvatures that give them a barrel, almost spherical, shape. Their reddish orange color and luster are excellent. Although it has been reported that these 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.
The sample is from the Thomas P. Moore collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bunker Hill Mine, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 3 × 2 × 2.2 cm = 1.2” × 0.8” × 0.9”

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore




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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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NEW MEXICO


Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
Azurite  

NV26AJ9: Spheroidal growths on matrix of flattened Azurite crystals with a lenticular shape. They are bright and have a very vivid color. The sample, from an American locality that is classic for the species and samples on matrix are rare.
From the Ignacio Hernαndez collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Hanover Creek area, Hanover-Fierro District, Grant County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.2 × 3.6 cm = 2.5” × 2.0” × 1.4”

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

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández




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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 = 2.1” × 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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Smithsonite
 

VF71Y4: Fine botryoidal growth, on matrix, with a very intense and uniform greenish blue color and showing a luster that is very intense for the species. Lateral areas allow viewing the banded growth of the mineral. An excellent American classic.
Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 9 × 8.5 × 5.5 cm = 3.5” × 3.3” × 2.2”

Former collection of A. Mayor




Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Side
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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 = 1.9” × 1.5” × 1.1”




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Quartz (Japan law twin)
Quartz (Japan law twin)  

TA86AD9: Very sharp Japan Law twin that is typical for the locality, with very well defined faces and edges, very transparent and bright and with an intense and uniform smoky color.
The sample is with a label of Ron K. Sohn Minerals that we’ll send to the buyer.
Tiro Estrella Mine, El Capitan Mountains, Capitan District, Lincoln County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.6 × 0.7 cm = 1.3” × 1.0” × 0.3”




Quartz (Japan law twin). Front
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Quartz (Japan law twin). Rear
Rear
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ALASKA


Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz. Front
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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


Cuprite
Cuprite  

TJ6AJ8: Very aerial growth, on matrix, of very sharp octahedral Cuprite crystals that are beveled by the dodecahedron. They are translucent, bright and have a very deep red color. A classic from Bisbee of great quality.
From the Thomas P. Moore collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3 × 2 × 1.4 cm = 1.2” × 0.8” × 0.6”

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

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore




Cuprite. Cuprite.
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Malachite
Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
Rear
Malachite  

TX96AJ8: Fan-like aggregates of acicular Malachite crystals with a silky luster and a uniform clear green color.
The sample, typical of the best Bisbee era, is from the Lee Hogg collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4 × 1.1 cm = 1.7” × 1.6” × 0.4”

Former collection of Lee Hogg



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Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite  

TD56AJ2: Very aerial parallel growth on matrix of Malachite after Azurite crystals that are flattened and very sharp with very well defined faces and edges.
An excellent Bisbee classic that is very well documented by labels of the Richard Graeme and the Lee Hogg collections, labels that we will send to the buyer.
Sacramento Pit, Sacramento Hill, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.3 × 2.5 cm = 1.9” × 1.7” × 1.0”

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




Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Side
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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 = 2.7” × 2.3” × 1.9”

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




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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 = 3.3” × 2.4” × 1.5”

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




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

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

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

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




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Azurite with Malachite
 

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

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

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




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

MB96AJ4: Isolated and grouped tabular Wulfenite crystals on matrix. They are translucent and bright with a good reddish orange color. An American classic.
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, Silver District, La Paz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4.6 × 2 cm = 3.1” × 1.8” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Copper with Malachite
 

TD87AJ3: Dendritic growth of extraordinarily sharp cubo-octahedral native Copper crystals that are extremely elongated, with a very well defined spinel-law twin and partially coated by Malachite. A classic from Arizona.
Ray Mines, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.3” × 0.9” × 0.3”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.8 cm = 1.2” × 0.3”




Copper with Malachite. Front
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Copper with Malachite. Rear
Rear
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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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Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
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




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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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Hematite
Hematite. 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


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ARKANSAS


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”




Wavellite. Wavellite.
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CALIFORNIA


Neptunite with Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce)
Neptunite with Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce). Front
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Neptunite with Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce).
Neptunite with Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce). Neptunite with Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce).
 

ME37AJ4: Neptunite crystals on matrix with very well defined faces and edges and very bright. They are with a Benitoite single crystal and Joaquinite-(Ce) crystals of a good size for the species, with a dipyramidal shape, very well defined faces and edges, translucent and with an intense orange 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: 5.5 × 5.2 × 4.4 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.2”

Benitoite extremely fluorescent short UV



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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”




Benitoite with Neptunite.
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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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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
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Elbaite. Rear
Rear
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Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Elbaite. Top
Top
 

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”




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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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Gold
Gold. 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




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COLORADO


Smithsonite
Smithsonite  

TF88AJ8: Botryoidal Smithsonite growths on matrix and very rich with dark inclusions. A rarity of US mineralogy that is guaranteed by three labels, not one of which gives the name of the collector. We will send the three labels to the buyer.
Leadville, Leadville District, Lake County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.3” × 2.1” × 1.3”

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




Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Tetrahedrite and Pyrite
Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Tetrahedrite and Pyrite. 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




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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




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.
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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”


Euro:220 / US$246 / Yen:26090 / AUD$363

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Hόbnerite
 

MF16AJ3: Hόbnerite crystals on matrix with different characteristics from those of other well-known localities, forming radial aggregates with a flattened, almost laminar, shape. Very bright with a red color with bronze shades, very typical of the locality of origin. An excellent US classic.
Adams Mine, Cement Creek, Silverton, Eureka District, San Juan County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 13.2 × 11 × 6 cm = 5.2” × 4.3” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1 cm = 1.4” × 0.4”




Hόbnerite. Hόbnerite.
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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
Rutile. Front
Front
Rutile. Top
Top
 

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”




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ILLINOIS


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




Fluorite. Fluorite.
Fluorite.
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Calcite with Sphalerite
Calcite with Sphalerite. Front
Front
Calcite with Sphalerite. Side
Side
Calcite with Sphalerite. Rear
Rear
 

TF88AE2: Aggregate of two scalenohedral Calcite crystals with very well defined parallel polycrystalline growths. They are translucent, have a pale yellow color with white phantoms and are on a Sphalerite matrix. An American classic.
Rosiclare, Rosiclare Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois  USA

Specimen size: 14.7 × 11 × 9.3 cm = 5.8” × 4.3” × 3.7”

Main crystal size: 14 × 7 cm = 5.5” × 2.8”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Witherite with Calcite
 

VA47Y5: An intergrowth of two crystals on a matrix of very acute Calcite crystals. The crystals of Witherite, yellowish in color, are formed by a thick prism, horizontally striated, and much flattened and slightly curved rhombohedral terminations.
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois  USA (±1978)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.2 × 3 cm = 1.9” × 1.7” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3.2 cm = 1.6” × 1.3”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Intense fluorescence long & short UV



Witherite with Calcite. Front
Front
Witherite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
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INDIANA


Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
 

EH47X0: Group of crystals on matrix formed by a short prism and a terminal flattened rhombohedron. The crystals are transparent, bright, with yellow color and slight orange tones and very well marked phantom growths. An American classic.
Berry Materials Corp. Quarry, North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana  USA

Specimen size: 10.7 × 8.7 × 3.9 cm = 4.2” × 3.4” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard. Number 10799



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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 = 3.0” × 2.6” × 1.7”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV



Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.
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Baryte
Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Side
Side
 

TK57AD2: Very aerial aggregate of very sharp doubly terminated crystals that are transparent and bright and whose color is between smoky and yellow. Some of them have parallel growths and inclusions.
Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott County, Iowa  USA (2011-2012)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 4.8 × 2.7 cm = 4.1” × 1.9” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 2.7 cm = 1.8” × 1.1”




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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 with Calcite
Copper with Calcite. Copper with Calcite.
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 = 4.5” × 3.0” × 2.0”




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Copper
 

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”




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

TM43AJ2: A copper “foot”. Parallel growths of crystals that have very well defined faces and edges with a predominant octahedron and dodecahedron, some of them almost complete and all them very bright.
Lake Superior, Copper Harbor, Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 6.1 × 3.3 × 2.4 cm = 2.4” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”




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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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Silver with Galena and Quartz
Silver with Galena and Quartz. Front
Front
Silver with Galena and Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

EP89AA5: Arborescent growth of curved native Silver crystals with fresh, bright surfaces typical of the best samples from the locality and with small cubic crystals and foliated surfaces of Galena and small Quartz fragments. A very good American classic.
Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 4 × 2.3 × 1.5 cm = 1.6” × 0.9” × 0.6”




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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




Copper. Copper.
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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 = 4.2” × 3.2” × 0.8”




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MISSOURI


Doubly terminated Calcite with Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite
 

TM89AJ8: Great doubly terminated scalenohedral Calcite crystal with very well defined polycrystalline growths. It is translucent, very bright, with an intense yellow color, and on matrix with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri  USA

Specimen size: 15.4 × 7.8 × 5.4 cm = 6.1” × 3.1” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 15.4 × 5.3 cm = 6.1” × 2.1”




Doubly terminated Calcite with Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Calcite with Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Doubly terminated Calcite with Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite. Top
Top
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Calcite with Pyrite and Galena
Calcite with Pyrite and Galena. Front
Front
Calcite with Pyrite and Galena. Rear
Rear
Calcite with Pyrite and Galena. Top
Top
 

AB64AB9: Translucent scalenohedral crystal with a yellow color, polycrystalline growths on the scalenohedral faces and a flat recrystallized base with slightly wavy surfaces, not foliated, and with a small rocky matrix.
Joplin Field, Tri-State District, Jasper County, Missouri  USA

Specimen size: 15.3 × 9.4 × 5.8 cm = 6.0” × 3.7” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 15.3 × 6.6 cm = 6.0” × 2.6”




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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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MONTANA


Enargite with Pyrite
Enargite with Pyrite. Enargite with Pyrite.
Enargite with Pyrite.
 

EA99AA2: Druse with very sharp Enargite crystals on a matrix of massive Enargite and Pyrite. The crystalline forms, a finely striated prism and the pinacoid, are very bright. An American classic.
Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana  USA

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.3 × 4.7 cm = 2.4” × 2.1” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Rhodochrosite with Pyrite
 

MX49AJ1: Druse with Rhodochrosite crystals formed by a prism with rhombohedral terminal faces and where two different growth phases can be clearly seen, an inner first one (perhaps Calcite further replaced by Rhodochrosite) that is translucent and with a more intense color, and a second one with a lighter pink color. The sample, from a classic US locality, shows on its lower edge small Pyrite crystals.
Emma Mine, Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana  USA

Specimen size: 9 × 5.2 × 3.4 cm = 3.5” × 2.0” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




Rhodochrosite with Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Pyrite.
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Veszelyite with Quartz
Veszelyite with Quartz. Veszelyite with Quartz.
 

EJ70AG0: Very sharp and elongated Veszelyite crystals, a rare copper and zinc phosphate. They have a considerable length for the species, have very well defined faces and are on a Quartz matrix. An excellent miniature from a locality that is a classic for the species.
Black Pine Mine, John Long Mountains, Philipsburg District (Flint Creek District), Granite County, Montana  USA

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.3”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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NEVADA


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, Austin, Lander County, Nevada  USA (±2000)

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

Type locality

Clinobisvanite fluorescent short UV



Pottsite and Clinobisvanite.
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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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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 = 2.2” × 1.4” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
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Sceptered smoky Quartz
Sceptered smoky Quartz. Front
Front
Sceptered smoky Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

TA96T8: Very well defined scepter growth whose base is a smoky crystal, with a very deep color, capped by a sharp crystal with a short prism and translucent with many inclusions. Because of a neat irregular growth on the back it is possible to see the termination of the dark smoky stem.
Royal Scepter Mine, Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe County, Nevada  USA (06/2010)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 4 × 4 cm = 5.2” × 1.6” × 1.6”




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

TL48AF7: Very aerial leaf of Gold (electrum variety) crystals, very rich in silver (27% aprox.) and that have fine saw-like edges. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the sample.
R.J. Roberts lode, Willow Creek District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA (2015)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.5 × 0.6 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.2”

Weight: 3.2 grams



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Gold on Quartz
 

TC56Z3: Arborescent growths, on matrix, of strongly elongated Gold crystals, some of them with very well defined terminal faces, curvatures and wires. It is quite different than usual at this mine.
Round Mountain Mine, Round Mountain, Round Mountain District, Nye County, Nevada  USA (±2001)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.2 cm = 0.4” × 0.1”




Gold on Quartz. Front
Front
Gold on Quartz. Rear
Rear
Gold on Quartz.
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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 P. 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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NEW HAMPSHIRE


Octahedral Fluorite
Octahedral Fluorite. Front
Front
Octahedral Fluorite. Top
Top
 

TF48N9: Octahedral crystals of considerable size, very well defined with a deep and uniform color and good luster, which not so frequent in the samples of this locality.
The number mark on the sample indicates it was on the collection of John H. Marshall, well known collector of Pyromorphite but who also collected Fluorites.
William Wise Mine, Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire  USA (1990)

Specimen size: 8.9 × 5.7 × 4.6 cm = 3.5” × 2.2” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 6.3 × 4.5 cm = 2.5” × 1.8”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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NEW YORK


Sphalerite with Calcite
 

TB27AJ2: Group of complex Sphalerite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, transparent and bright with a very vivid honey color and on a Calcite matrix. A rare US classic found in Tucson 2019.
Empire State Marble Quarry (Empire Quarry), Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York  USA (01/2019)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2 × 1 cm = 1.0” × 0.8” × 0.4”




Sphalerite with Calcite.
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Cr-rich Tremolite with Graphite and Clinohumite
Cr-rich Tremolite with Graphite and Clinohumite. Front
Front
Cr-rich Tremolite with Graphite and Clinohumite. Rear
Rear
 

TK27AJ2: Doubly terminated Tremolite crystal (chrome rich variety) with acute polycrystalline terminations, very well defined prismatic faces and edges, translucent with a very intense green color and with small, brown, Clinohumite crystals and platy Graphite crystals. A rare US classic proposed in Tucson 2019.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragιnesis’, number 01/2019, page 77
Washburn Farm, Macomb, Macomb Township, St. Lawrence County, New York  USA (05/2018)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.4” × 0.6” × 0.6”




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Graphite with Diopside
 

TX61AJ3: A novelty at Denver 2018. Isolated platy Graphite crystals, very large with a contour that is very well defined for the species and implanted on a Diopside matrix.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragιnesis’, number 01/2019, page 77
Rossie, St. Lawrence County, New York  USA (28/06/2018)

Specimen size: 4 × 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.6” × 1.2” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.8 cm = 1.2” × 0.7”




Graphite with Diopside. Graphite with Diopside.
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NORTH CAROLINA


Spodumene
Spodumene. Front
Front
Spodumene. Rear
Rear
Spodumene. Side
Side
 

TM50T0: An excellent floater crystal, complete, without lateral exfoliation or damage, very transparent with very well marked parallel growths on both terminations. One of the more rare Spodumene samples from this locality in North Carolina, better known by the variety Hiddenite.
Stony Point (Hiddenite), Alexander County, North Carolina  USA (±1985)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 3.4 × 2 cm = 4.2” × 1.3” × 0.8”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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OHIO


Fluorite with Celestine and Dolomite
 

TA36L0: One of the novelties of Tucson 2008. Transparent to translucent cubic Fluorite crystals with sharp faces and edges. Color varies between yellow and dark honey, with well defined and quite variable color intensity in geometric zonations. On a matrix of small crystals of Celestine.
White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio  USA (2007)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.3 × 3.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV




Fluorite with Celestine and Dolomite. Front
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Fluorite with Celestine and Dolomite. Side
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Fluorite with Celestine and Dolomite. Top
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OKLAHOMA


Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite and Dolomite
Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite and Dolomite. Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite and Dolomite.
 

VM56Z4: Very sharp sphenoidal (pseudotetrahedral) Chalcopyrite crystals on black Sphalerite crystals. They are on a matrix of Dolomite showing the typical saddle-like shape. A very characteristic American classic.
Picher Field, Tri-State District, Ottawa County, Oklahoma  USA

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8.6 × 4.2 cm = 4.5” × 3.4” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.5 cm = 1.3” × 1.0”

Former collection of A. Mayor




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PENNSYLVANIA


Analcime with Fluorapophyllite-(K)
 

TD86Q6: White trapezohedral crystals. They are bright, have very well defined faces and edges and are partially coated by small crystals of Fluorapophyllite-(K) The sample is of excellent quality for the locality, a classic for American zeolites.
Cornwall Mines, Cornwall Borough, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania  USA

Specimen size: 9.9 × 7.1 × 4.2 cm = 3.9” × 2.8” × 1.7”

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




Analcime with Fluorapophyllite-(K).
Analcime with Fluorapophyllite-(K).
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SOUTH DAKOTA


Sand after Calcite
Sand after Calcite. Front
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Sand after Calcite. Side
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Sand after Calcite. Side
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Sand after Calcite  

CA66AI4: Group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant and all them (except one) doubly terminated. They show a prism with curved edges and a poorly defined terminal rhombohedron. The crystals are completely filled by sand inclusions. An American classic that is currently difficult to obtain in good samples because the area where they are found has been declared a National Park.
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson County, South Dakota  USA (±1990)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5 × 3.9 cm = 3.0” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 3.2 cm = 2.8” × 1.3”

Former collection of Carles Curto




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TENNESSEE


Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

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

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

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




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Quartz
Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
 

MY6R8: Sphalerite crystals more individualized than usual for the locality. They have a very well defined tetrahedral habit and are twinned, translucent and very bright, being implanted on a matrix coated by Quartz with small white crystals of Dolomite and yellow crystals of Calcite. A USA classic.
Gordonsville Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee  USA

Specimen size: 11.4 × 7.2 × 5.7 cm = 4.5” × 2.8” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”




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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




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

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV




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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
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UTAH


Topaz with Bixbyte
Topaz with Bixbyte. Topaz with Bixbyte.
 

TE14AJ1: Group of very sharp topaz crystals on a rhyolite matrix. They have very well defined faces and edges, are bright and transparent with inclusions, and are with two very sharp cubic Bixbyite crystals.
We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1 cm = 0.8” × 0.4”

Former collection of Bob Noble




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Topaz
 

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

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

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




Topaz. Topaz.
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Topaz with Quartz
Topaz with Quartz. 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 Raϊl 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 = 4.3” × 3.1” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 1.5 cm = 1.2” × 0.6”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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Beryl (variety bixbite)
 

NC87AI3: Single doubly terminated Beryl (bixbite variety) crystal with very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminal faces. It is translucent and has an intense color. An American classic of high quality
The sample is from the Ignacio Hernαndez collection (num. 26) whose original label we’ll send to the buyer.
Ruby Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.1 × 2.6 cm = 1.7” × 1.6” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.2”

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández




Beryl (variety bixbite). Beryl (variety bixbite).
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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 = 2.6” × 2.0” × 1.5”

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




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WASHINGTON


Grossular with Prehnite

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Grossular with Prehnite
 

TK1V2: Parallel growths of dodecahedral crystals with a deep honey color, bright and transparent. The color is darker than usual due to the size of the crystals which are unusually large for the locality, one of the great worldwide classics for the species.
The sample was in the collection of John Lindell, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
"Mud Bunny" pocket, Vesper Peak, Sultan Basin, Sultan District, Snohomish County, Washington  USA (1981)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.5 × 5 cm = 3.4” × 2.6” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.4 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”




Grossular with Prehnite. Grossular with Prehnite.
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WISCONSIN


Chalcocite
Chalcocite. Chalcocite.
 

AM96S9: Good sample, very representative of the material from the Flambeau Mine, a classic for the species. The crystals, on matrix, are sharp and have very well defined faces and edges, showing the metallic bluing characteristic of the samples from this mine.
Flambeau Mine, 1000 level, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin  USA (1994)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.4 × 3.8 cm = 2.5” × 2.1” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




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