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ALASKA

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

TP26AN1: Sharp Epidote crystal, with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, with bright luster and an intense color, implanted in a transparent Quartz crystal. A fine miniature from a classic locality for the species.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan District, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska  USA

Specimen size: 2.9 × 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 1.14” × 0.63” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 0.75” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Epidote with Quartz
 

TAR6AO0: Epidote crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with well defined faces and edges, translucent, with good luster and a very deep green color. On matrix, with water-clear Quartz crystals.
We will ship the specimen, from one of the great classic localities for the species, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.

Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan District, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska  USA

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.14” × 0.98” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.71” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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

Recorded under neon light
 

TFA99AN4: Isolated crystal of Epidote, of good size for the locality, with excellent terminations, very lustrous and with very deep pistachio-green reflections on the edges. A good American classic.
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan District, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska  USA

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.09” × 1.81” × 1.06”




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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”




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

Recorded under neon light
 

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”




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Clintonite
 

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

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

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




Clintonite. Clintonite.
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ARIZONA

Hematite (variety iron rose)
Hematite (variety iron rose). Hematite (variety iron rose).
 

MB13AM7: Floater group with rosette growths of lamellar Hematite crystals, extraordinarily sharp and lustrous.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label, which indicates that it was 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: 1.4 × 1.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.55” × 0.55” × 0.20”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Fluorite (octahedral)
 

TRH37AN3: Groups of Fluorite crystals with an octahedral habit with very marked polycrystalline growths and with the vertices truncated by cube faces. They are translucent, shiny, and very deep green. The specimen comes from a little-known US locality.
Heson Mine (Hesson Mine), Buckskin Mountains, Santa Maria District (Planet District), La Paz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.68” × 2.20” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.5 cm = 1.02” × 0.98”

Fluorescent long UV & minor fluorescence short UV



Fluorite (octahedral). Fluorite (octahedral).
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Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
 

TC66AN2: Parallel growth on a tiny bit of matrix of two Wulfenite crystals with pyramidal faces, well developed, with bright luster and a very vivid and uniform red 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.
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, Silver District, La Paz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.67” × 0.55” × 0.08”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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 = 3.07” × 1.81” × 0.79”

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




Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
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Wulfenite with Calcite
Wulfenite with Calcite. Wulfenite with Calcite.
Wulfenite with Calcite. Wulfenite with Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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

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




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Wulfenite with Vanadinite
 

TRA62AN4: Very aerial group of lamellar Wulfenite crystals that are transparent, with the bright luster and a very vivid orange color which have made the specimens from this deposit famous. This Wulfenite appears on a matrix partially covered by small yellow Vanadinite crystals with a short prismatic habit.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Rowley Mine, Theba, Painted Rock District, Painted Rock Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.9 × 1.2 cm = 1.10” × 0.75” × 0.47”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Wulfenite with Vanadinite. Wulfenite with Vanadinite.
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Minium
Minium. Minium.
 

TB14AN2: Nodular growths of Minium, a rare species in mineral collections, uniform bright red in color, on matrix, with Quartz and Galena in cavernous and grainy aggregates.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Tonopah-Belmont Mine, Belmont Mountain, Tonopah, Osborn District, Bighorn Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.91” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Pyrite
 

MA6AM7: A floater crystal of Pyrite dominated by pyritohedron forms in distinct parallel growths, with a hopper on one of the faces. This specimen, from a little-known American locality, will be shipped in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label, indicating that it was in the Melanson collection.
Magma Mine, Superior, Pioneer District, Pinal Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.94” × 0.59” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Side
Side
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Copper with Malachite
Copper with Malachite. Front
Front
Copper with Malachite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

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 = 1.26” × 0.94” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.8 cm = 1.18” × 0.31”




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Copper with Cuprite
 

EM96AA5: Very aerial dendritic growth of elongated and flattened Copper crystals showing very well defined Spinel-law twins and partially coated by cubo-octahedral Cuprite crystals. An excellent American classic.
Ray Mines, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.1 × 0.8 cm = 1.50” × 1.22” × 0.31”

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




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

Recorded under neon light
Copper with Cuprite
 

TT73AF0: Dendritic Copper crystals that are very elongated and bright with well-defined faces and edges with very visible spinel law twinning. They are partially coated by reddish Cuprite.
The sample is with an old Copper City Rock Shop label that we’ll send to the buyer.
Ray Mines, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 9 × 5.2 × 4.3 cm = 3.54” × 2.05” × 1.69”

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




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Copper
 

NL97AM5: Very aerial dendritic growth of elongated Copper crystals, with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron. From one of the most classic American copper mines. The specimen is from the Pedro Hernández collection.
Ray Mines, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 14.3 × 7.5 × 4.2 cm = 5.63” × 2.95” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.12”

Former collection of Pedro Hernández



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

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

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.73” × 1.65” × 1.06”




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Wulfenite
Wulfenite  

NE98AM5: Polycrystalline growth of very sharp Wulfenite crystals, translucent, with great luster and a deep and uniform orange color. A classic USA piece that comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection, whose collection card we will send to the buyer.
Old Yuma Mine, Saguaro National Monument, Amole District, Tucson Mountains, Pima County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.7 × 1.3 cm = 1.38” × 1.06” × 0.51”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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

MF46AM9: Very aerial dendritic growth of Copper crystals with well defined faces and edges. The specimen, from one of the most classic localities for the species, comes from the Robert J. Noble collection and we will send it to the buyer in its original Perky box from that collection, which also contains the label.
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.7 × 0.6 cm = 1.06” × 0.67” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Copper
 

MA12AM7: Dendritic growth of sharp, lustrous Copper crystals with the typical reddish tone of pieces from this classic American deposit.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.6 × 1 cm = 1.22” × 0.63” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Copper. Copper.
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Copper
Copper. Copper.
 

MA46AN0: Aerial group of Copper crystals dominated by octahedral and dodecahedral forms, lustrous, with curvatures and polycrystalline growths.
We will ship the specimen, which comes from a classic American locality for the species, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.30” × 1.02” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.6 cm = 0.94” × 0.63”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Malachite after Azurite with Copper
 

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


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

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

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


minID: C8AXQQ



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

MH46AM6: Hemimorphite druse, on a limonite matrix, which forms botryoidal growths of a uniform sky blue color. From a classic US locality. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that the specimen was previously in the Sullivan collection.
79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.6 × 1.6 cm = 0.94” × 0.63” × 0.63”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Aurichalcite with Smithsonite
 

TA37AN1: Groups of acicular crystals of Aurichalcite with bright luster and an intense green color, implanted on a botryoidal surface of bluish green Smithsonite that partially covers the rock matrix. An American classic different from others as the Aurichalcite is located on the Smithsonite.
79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 7 × 5 × 4.7 cm = 2.76” × 1.97” × 1.85”




Aurichalcite with Smithsonite. Aurichalcite with Smithsonite.
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Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Side
Side
 

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

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

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




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Mottramite with Wulfenite

Recorded under neon light
 

TXL89AP3: Microbotryoidal growths of Mottramite with a grey-green color that partially cover tabular Wulfenite crystals that have good luster and an orange color. An excellent American classic from a classic locality.
Glove Mine, Glove Mine group, Devil's Cash Box Ridge, Cottonwood Canyon, Amado, Tyndall District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 11.1 × 6.1 × 4.1 cm = 4.37” × 2.40” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75”


€480 / US$495 / ¥69530 / AUD$740

Mottramite with Wulfenite. Mottramite with Wulfenite.
Reservado
Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
 

TCM16AN4: Druse of Vanadinite crystals with dipyramidal habit, lustrous, and red with orange tones.
We will send this specimen, from a known but little published locality for mineral collecting, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
J.C. Holmes Mine, Temporal Gulch area, Patagonia, Wrightson District, Santa Rita Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 1.10” × 0.87” × 0.79”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Quartz (Japan law twin)

Recorded under neon light
 

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”




Quartz (Japan law twin). Front
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Quartz (Japan law twin). Rear
Rear
Quartz (Japan law twin). Side
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Quartz (Japan law twin). Side
Side
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
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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



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Calcite
Calcite  

TB6AK3: Group of very sharp Calcite crystals on matrix, with prismatic habit and good rhombohedral terminations, transparent, colorless, and very lustrous. The specimen is from a very rare locality and comes from the Lee Hogg collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Portland Mine, Lost Cabin Wash, Black Mountains, Mining District Pilgrim, Mohave County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 6 × 4 × 2.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.57” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”

Former collection of Lee Hogg



Calcite. Calcite.
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Malachite
Malachite. Malachite.
Malachite  

TD51AM5: Vug with botryoidal growths of acicular Malachite crystals with an intense silky luster and a very deep color. The specimen is from the Mark Mauthner collection (number 4579), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.99” × 1.81” × 1.06”

Former collection of Mark Mauthner



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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite  

MZ69AM3: Parallel growths of Azurite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, good luster and a very vivid color. On matrix, with small acicular Malachite crystals.
The specimen, from one of the great classic American localities, comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number AZU-12), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Copper Queen Mine, Queen Hill, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 4 × 3 × 3 cm = 1.57” × 1.18” × 1.18”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side
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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.
Copper Queen Mine, Queen Hill, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona  USA

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

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




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Malachite after Azurite

Recorded under neon light
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 = 1.89” × 1.69” × 0.98”

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

Former collection of Lee Hogg



Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side
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Cuprite
Cuprite. 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 = 1.18” × 0.79” × 0.55”

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

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore



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

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

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

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




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Azurite
 

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 = 3.94” × 3.74” × 2.56”

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




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 = 5.31” × 3.07” × 2.05”

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




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Rosasite
 

TP6AL4: Spheroidal aggregates of Rosasite, one of them clearly dominant, very deep and uniform in color, on matrix and with botryoidal Goethite.
We will deliver the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Silver Bill Mine, Costello Mine group, Gleeson, Turquoise District, Dragoon Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.34” × 0.94” × 0.31”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Rosasite. Rosasite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
 

TA16AN2: Crust, on matrix, of Vanadinite crystals with a prismatic habit, many of them doubly terminated, with bright luster and an intense and uniform color between red and orange.
We will ship the specimen, from a classic American locality, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Puzzler Mine, Adams Mine group, Kofa Game Range, Castle Dome District, Castle Dome Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.22” × 0.67” × 0.71”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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ARKANSAS

Wavellite
 

HG12AM2: Multiple layers of Wavellite crystals finished in spheres, also of Wavellite. The luster, color, and overall quality are higher than usual for this deposit. The specimen comes from an old find, at least three decades old.
Dug Hill, Avant, Garland County, Arkansas  USA

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.93” × 1.34” × 0.87”




Wavellite. Wavellite.
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Wavellite
Wavellite. Wavellite.
 

HF11AM2: Multiple layers of Wavellite crystals finished in spheres, also of Wavellite. The luster, color, and overall quality are higher than usual for this deposit. The specimen comes from an old find, at least three decades old.
Dug Hill, Avant, Garland County, Arkansas  USA

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.4 × 2.3 cm = 2.13” × 1.73” × 0.91”




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Wavellite

Recorded under neon light
 

NRV16AN9: Spheroidal growths, on matrix, of translucent Wavellite crystals with good luster and an intense green color. A classic of U.S. mineralogy.
De Linde Pit, Dug Hill, Avant, Garland County, Arkansas  USA

Specimen size: 8.4 × 4.8 × 2.2 cm = 3.31” × 1.89” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Wavellite. Wavellite.
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Wavellite
Wavellite. Wavellite.
 

TG47AN2: Spheroidal growths, on matrix, of lustrous, translucent, Wavellite crystals with an intense green color. A classic of USA mineralogy.
Avant, Garland County, Arkansas  USA

Specimen size: 8.5 × 3.5 × 3.8 cm = 3.35” × 1.38” × 1.50”

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




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Wavellite
 

HL14AM2: Multiple layers of Wavellite crystals finished in spheres, also of Wavellite. The luster, color, and overall quality are higher than usual for this deposit. The specimen comes from an old find, at least three decades old.
Dug Hill, Avant, Garland County, Arkansas  USA

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6.3 × 5.2 cm = 3.35” × 2.48” × 2.05”




Wavellite. Wavellite.
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Wavellite
Wavellite. Wavellite.

Recorded under neon light
 

HM87AM2: Multiple layers of Wavellite crystals finished in spheres, also of Wavellite. The luster, color, and overall quality are higher than usual for this deposit. The specimen comes from an old find, at least three decades old.
Dug Hill, Avant, Garland County, Arkansas  USA

Specimen size: 8.9 × 8.2 × 5.1 cm = 3.50” × 3.23” × 2.01”




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CALIFORNIA

Rutile
 

TF16AN2: Very sharp floater Rutile crystal with another smaller crystal in parallel growth. The specimen is translucent, with great luster and vivid red reflections.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Champion Mine, White Mountain Peak, White Mountains, Mono County, California  USA

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.71” × 0.55” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Rutile. Rutile.
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Neptunite
Neptunite. Neptunite.
 

TM47AL4: Neptunite crystals with sharp terminations and on a rock matrix covered by white Natrolite. Prismatic crystals, shiny and free of damage, stand out for their aerial position on the matrix. A classic.
We will deliver the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
California State Gem Mine (Benitoite Gem Mine), San Benito River headwaters area, Santa Rita Peak, New Idria District, San Benito County, California  USA

Specimen size: 3 × 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.18” × 1.10” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.16”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Benitoite with Neptunite on Natrolite

Recorded under neon light
 

TMA96AO5: Benitoite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and of very large size for the species, with sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and an intense blue color, with some paler areas. On matrix, with white Natrolite and lustrous Neptunite crystals with good terminations. A piece of high quality due to the size of the Benitoite crystal, and from the type locality for the species.
California State Gem Mine (Benitoite Gem Mine), San Benito River headwaters area, Santa Rita Peak, New Idria District, San Benito County, California  USA

Specimen size: 5.2 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.05” × 1.97” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3 cm = 1.46” × 1.18”

Type locality



Benitoite with Neptunite on Natrolite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore
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”




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Andradite (variety topazolite) with Clinochlore
 

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

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

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




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




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Andradite (variety topazolite)
 

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

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

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




Andradite (variety topazolite). Andradite (variety topazolite).
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Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
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Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Elbaite. Top
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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.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2020, page 61
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California  USA

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.2 × 2.3 cm = 1.85” × 0.87” × 0.91”




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Axinite-(Fe) on Albite and Actinolite (variety byssolite)
 

EZ48AK5: Groups of translucent, very lustrous, outstanding axinite-(Fe) crystals of intense brown color with mauve tones, on a matrix with colorless, transparent and very lustrous twinned Albite crystals. Associated with fibrous aggregates of slightly greenish Actinolite (byssolite variety). A fine specimen from a classic American locality for Axinite-(Fe)
New Melones Dam, Jamestown, Calaveras County, California  USA

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4.8 × 4 cm = 3.07” × 1.89” × 1.57”

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




Axinite-(Fe) on Albite and Actinolite (variety byssolite). Front
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Axinite-(Fe) on Albite and Actinolite (variety byssolite). Top
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Axinite-(Fe) on Albite and Actinolite (variety byssolite).
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Stibnite on Quartz
Stibnite on Quartz. Stibnite on Quartz.
Stibnite on Quartz  

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

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

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




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Stibnite

Recorded under neon light
 

TTX17AO2: Centered groups of very lustrous acicular Stibnite crystals on matrix. We note that specimens from this locality on matrix are not very common.
McLaughlin Mine, Knoxville, Knoxville District, Napa County, California  USA

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.9 × 2.1 cm = 2.60” × 1.93” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.08”




Stibnite. Stibnite.
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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 = 0.55” × 0.31” × 0.28”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz
 

NFR86AO3: Very stylized parallel growth of hoppered octahedral Gold crystals, with a very deep spinel-law twin. On matrix, with small lustrous water-clear Quartz crystals.
As a curiosity, it is worth noting the great similarity of this classic specimen with the recent Moroccan golds of Aouint Ighoman.
This specimen comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number ORO-52), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mariposa County, California  USA

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.3 × 4.3 cm = 3.35” × 2.09” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.16”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Front
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Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Side
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Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz.
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COLORADO

Goethite
Goethite. Front
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Goethite. Side
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MC12AM8: Centered aggregates of flattened Goethite crystals, with a botryoidal growth at the back, lustrous and with color tones ranging from black to bronze reflections. An American classic that we will send to the buyer in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Crystal Creek, Crystal Peak area, Teller County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.14” × 1.06” × 0.94”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Microcline (variety amazonite white cap)
Microcline (variety amazonite white cap)  

EM27AM2: Parallel growth of two Microcline crystals (amazonite variety) with very well defined faces and edges and selective green and white coloration, known to mineral collectors as “white cap” microcline. From the most classic locality for amazonite.
The specimen is from the Moutet collection in Marseille. We will send the buyer, together with the specimen, a label from the prestigious Deyrolle house in Paris where Moutet bought the specimen many years ago.
Crystal Peak area, Teller County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.2 × 5.4 cm = 2.44” × 2.05” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 5 × 4 cm = 1.97” × 1.57”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Microcline (variety amazonite white cap). Front
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Microcline (variety amazonite white cap). Top
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Sylvanite with Quartz
Sylvanite with Quartz. Sylvanite with Quartz.
Sylvanite with Quartz.
 

TD27AL8: Parallel aggregates of skeletal Sylvanite crystals, very brilliant and on a Quartz matrix. From a classic North American locality.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Cresson Mine, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 3 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.18” × 1.10” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.15 cm = 0.24” × 0.06”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Baryte
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Baryte. Front
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Baryte. Side
Side
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Pyrite
Pyrite. Pyrite.
 

TTM26AO0: Complete floater crystal of Pyrite. Very shiny, elongated and with the dominant forms of the pyritohedron but rich in unusual faces.
We will ship the specimen, from a little-known American locality, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Black Cloud Mine, Iowa Gulch, Leadville District, Lake County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.83” × 0.55” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Smithsonite (variety monheimite)
Smithsonite (variety monheimite)  

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 = 2.28” × 2.13” × 1.26”

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




Smithsonite (variety monheimite). Smithsonite (variety monheimite).
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Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite.
 

MB26AM8: Group of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, flattened, with very sharp polycrystalline growths and an intense and uniform pink color on Sphalerite matrix.
We will send the buyer the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Sunnyside Mine group (American Tunnel Mine), Bonita Peak, Gladstone, Eureka District, San Juan County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.8 × 2 cm = 0.94” × 0.71” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Rhodochrosite with Quartz
 

TBB64AN3: Rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, very sharp, with bright luster and an intense color. On matrix, with small white Quartz crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Sunnyside Mine group (American Tunnel Mine), Bonita Peak, Gladstone, Eureka District, San Juan County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2 × 1.9 cm = 1.02” × 0.79” × 0.75”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Pyrite
Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Pyrite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EPQ46AO0: Groups of profiled rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, with an intense color, on matrix. Associated with small Quartz crystals and Chalcopyrite and Pyrite coatings. The specimen, an old American classic, comes from the Bob and Jeanette Barnes collection.
Champion Mine, Cinnamon Pass, Lake City, Hinsdale County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.4 × 3.5 cm = 2.60” × 1.73” × 1.38”

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




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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”




Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
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Rhodochrosite with Pyrite and Sphalerite
Rhodochrosite with Pyrite and Sphalerite. Rhodochrosite with Pyrite and Sphalerite.
 

ER70AL2: Rosette growths of outstanding lenticular crystals, deep pink in color. On Sphalerite matrix, with cubic Pyrite crystals. A classic of American mineralogy.
Eagle Mine, Gilman, Gilman District, Eagle County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.80” × 1.65” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.9 cm = 0.51” × 0.35”




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Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

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

Recorded under neon light
 

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”




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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.
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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 Hernández 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 = 2.13” × 1.26” × 0.98”

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

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández



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Covellite with Quartz
Covellite with Quartz  

MC51AM3: Aggregates of sharp lamellar Covellite crystals, with edges in an excellent state of preservation, with an intense and vivid metallic blue color, on matrix and with Quartz. High quality for the locality.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number COV-2), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Summitville Mine, Summitville District, Rio Grande County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4 × 3.5 cm = 2.05” × 1.57” × 1.38”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Covellite with Quartz. Covellite with Quartz.
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Gold
Gold. Front
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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



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CONNECTICUT

Dravite with Biotite and Albite

Recorded under neon light
 

TFA86AN7: Two doubly terminated Dravite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very sharp crystal forms and excellent terminations, a bright black color and on matrix. With Biotite and small Albite crystals.
The specimen, from a classic American locality for the species, comes from the Bob and Pam Steward collection (number 199), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Biermann Quarries (Bethel Quarries), Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut  USA (±1968)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.4 × 4.8 cm = 2.83” × 2.52” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 3.2 cm = 2.05” × 1.26”




Dravite with Biotite and Albite. Front
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Dravite with Biotite and Albite. Side
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Dravite with Biotite and Albite. Side
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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 = 2.05” × 1.54” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.35” × 0.16”

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 = 1.02” × 0.91” × 0.83”

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

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 = 2.76” × 2.68” × 2.09”




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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.
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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 = 1.18” × 0.79” × 0.87”

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore



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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 Hernández 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 = 1.50” × 1.10” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.39” × 0.20”

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EJ17AM1: Druse on matrix with two generations of Pyromorphite with different characteristics, an earlier one with spheroidal growths of small crystals, with good luster and orange color, and the second with larger crystals of pyramidal habit and with geometric growths around the terminations, lustrous and greenish-yellow. A high-quality American classic.
Bunker Hill Mine, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 13.3 × 8.6 × 5.4 cm = 5.24” × 3.39” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”




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Cerussite (twinned)
 

MBA56AP2: Multiple twin of sharp shiny Cerussite crystals, flattened, between transparent and translucent. The specimen, from a mine well known for its pyromorphites but in which quality cerussites are rare, comes from the collection of Thomas P. Moore and we will send it to the buyer with its original Perky box.
Bunker Hill Mine, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.34” × 0.91” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.5 cm = 1.26” × 0.59”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore



Cerussite (twinned).
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Cerussite with Galena
Cerussite with Galena. 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 = 2.13” × 2.01” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.59” × 0.31”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Pyromorphite
 

TR27AL3: Long, tapered Pyromorphite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, grass green with yellow tones, on a Quartz matrix. The specimen has quite different characteristics from those of the nearby and better known Bunker Hill Mine.
Sherman Mine, Burke, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 5 × 4.9 × 3.6 cm = 1.97” × 1.93” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.2 cm = 0.31” × 0.08”




Pyromorphite. Front
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Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
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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 = 3.35” × 2.17” × 1.73”

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




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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 ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2017, page 75
Belshazzar Mine, Quartzburg District, Boise County, Idaho  USA (2009)

Specimen size: 4 × 3 × 2 cm = 1.57” × 1.18” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.87” × 0.08”




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

Fluorite with Chalcopyrite
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite. Fluorite with Chalcopyrite.
 

TR47AM9: Group of sharp Fluorite crystals, between transparent and translucent, with bright luster and geometric color zoning very marked by the contrast between the yellow color in most of the crystal and the deep violet color in the edges. With inclusions of small crystals of Chalcopyrite. A classic from the USA.
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois  USA (±1980)

Specimen size: 10 × 5.4 × 4.6 cm = 3.94” × 2.13” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 3.9 × 2.7 cm = 1.54” × 1.06”




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Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

BRB37AO8: Group of sharp Fluorite crystals, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and a geometric color zoning marked by the good contrast between the yellow color in most of the crystal and the deep violet on the edges. With Quartz at the base and inclusions of small Chalcopyrite crystals.
A classic from the USA that comes from an important European collection.
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois  USA

Specimen size: 10.1 × 7.8 × 3.4 cm = 3.98” × 3.07” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.63”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Side
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Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
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Fluorite with Sphalerite
Fluorite with Sphalerite. Fluorite with Sphalerite.
Fluorite with Sphalerite  

JM69X0: Group of cubic crystals with polycrystalline growths on the cube faces. The crystals are translucent, with a clear violet color with a deeper color zoning on the edges. On the back there is a small matrix of Sphalerite.
Previously in the Tom Wiesner collection (num. 2343284), whose label we'll send to the buyer.
Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois  USA (02/03/1984)

Specimen size: 12 × 10.2 × 5 cm = 4.72” × 4.02” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 7.3 × 6.7 cm = 2.87” × 2.64”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of James Catmur



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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.
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Calcite with Sphalerite
Calcite with Sphalerite. Front
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Calcite with Sphalerite. Side
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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 = 5.79” × 4.33” × 3.66”

Main crystal size: 14 × 7 cm = 5.51” × 2.76”

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 = 1.85” × 1.65” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3.2 cm = 1.61” × 1.26”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Intense fluorescence long & short UV



Witherite with Calcite. Front
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Witherite with Calcite. Rear
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Witherite with Fluorite and Calcite
Witherite with Fluorite and Calcite. Front
Front
Witherite with Fluorite and Calcite. Side
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Witherite with Fluorite and Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TLP97AO5: Witherite crystals formed by a thick prism and very flattened and slightly curved rhombohedral terminations with marked polycrystalline growths, translucent, and yellow in color. On matrix with Calcite and Fluorite crystals. A very characteristic specimen for this classic locality, both for the USA and for the species.
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois  USA

Specimen size: 11.3 × 9.7 × 6.7 cm = 4.45” × 3.82” × 2.64”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



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INDIANA

Calcite
 

TXR63AN9: Equant twinned Calcite crystal with a bipyramidal habit, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and a honey-yellow color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Irving Materials Quarry, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.79” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Calcite. Calcite.
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
Calcite. Side
Side
 

MP26AM9: Group of Calcite crystals on matrix, with poorly developed prism faces and clearly dominant forms of a flattened rhombohedron. They are transparent, lustrous, and have an intense and uniform yellow color. The specimen, from a classic American locality for the species, is from the Robert J. Noble collection and will be sent to the buyer in its original Perky box from that collection, which also contains the label.
Berry Materials Corp. Quarry, North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana  USA

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.10” × 1.06” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.02” × 0.75”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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 = 4.21” × 3.43” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.94”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard. Number 10799



Calcite. Calcite.
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IOWA

Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
 

MD16AM8: Very sharp, complete floater crystal of transparent and lustrous Baryte with a little matrix.
We will send the buyer the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott County, Iowa  USA

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.5 × 1 cm = 1.06” × 0.59” × 0.39”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Pyrite with Calcite
 

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

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

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

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV



Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.
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KANSAS

Galena with Pyrite
Galena with Pyrite. Front
Front
Galena with Pyrite. Side
Side
 

TB28S1: Group of very bright cuboctohedral crystals of Galena that have polycrystalline and partially skeletal growths. An American classic.
Ballard Mine, Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee County, Kansas  USA

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.2 × 4.4 cm = 3.70” × 2.83” × 1.73”

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




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KENTUCKY

Millerite with Pyrite
 

TBB11AN4: Quartz crystal geode with very lustrous acicular Millerite crystals and isolated cubo-octahedral Pyrite crystals. From a classic locality for Millerite.
We will ship this specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains a label stating that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Halls Gap, Lincoln County, Kentucky  USA

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2 × 1 cm = 0.91” × 0.79” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.20” × 0.04”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Millerite with Pyrite. Millerite with Pyrite.
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MICHIGAN

Copper
Copper. Front  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Copper. Side  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Copper. Side  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Copper. Rear  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

MV66AM0: Floater group of very well defined dodecahedral crystals, bright and of good size, with fine alignments formed by the recrystallization of very shiny Copper microcrystals. With a little matrix and casts of vanished Quartz crystals. An American classic, a high quality miniature.
Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

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




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Copper
 

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

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

Former collection of Casado Margolles



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

TF86H5: Excellent crystallization clearly showing the faces of the dodecahedron, even considering the typical deformation and elongation of crystals.
The sample is from an old collection of Northwestern University and we’ll include the label.
Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 6 × 3.6 × 3.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.42” × 1.34”

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




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Copper
 

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.
Copper Harbor, Lake Superior, Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 6.1 × 3.3 × 2.4 cm = 2.40” × 1.30” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1 cm = 0.91” × 0.39”




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

Recorded under neon light
 

NRF46AO8: Dendritic growth on matrix with elongated and flattened Copper crystals with well defined faces with a predominance of rhombododecahedra and octahedra.
It comes from the Santiago Jiménez collection, which not only had specimens from Spain but also a good representation of minerals from all over the world.
Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 9.8 × 6.2 × 2.3 cm = 3.86” × 2.44” × 0.91”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



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Copper
 

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

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

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




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

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

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




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Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed)

Recorded under neon light
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)



Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed). Front
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Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed). Side
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Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed).
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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 = 1.57” × 0.91” × 0.59”




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Silver and Copper (variety halfbreed)
 

TQ6AN1: Deformed native Silver crystals, with distinguishable faces and edges, on a native Copper matrix. A classic example of what in collecting jargon is known as a 'halfbreed'.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Calumet No. 1 Mine, Calumet Township, Houghton County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.9 × 1.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.75” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Silver and Copper (variety halfbreed). Silver and Copper (variety halfbreed).
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Copper
Copper. Copper.
 

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



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Copper
 

TK69L5: A classic specimen from a classic locality. Dendritic growth of crystals of considerable size, elongated, with some well defined faces. Nice floater.
Houghton County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 10.6 × 8.2 × 2 cm = 4.17” × 3.23” × 0.79”




Copper. Front
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Copper. Rear
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Copper and Calcite with Copper inclusions
Copper and Calcite with Copper inclusions. Front
Front
Copper and Calcite with Copper inclusions. Side
Side
Copper and Calcite with Copper inclusions. Copper and Calcite with Copper inclusions.

Recorded under neon light
 

EZR99AP2: Scalenohedral crystals of Calcite, one of them clearly dominant, accompanied by leafy aggregates of Copper surrounding the Calcite crystals externally but with the particularity that other copper crystals are included within the scalenohedrons of Calcite, giving them the reddish color so characteristic of this type of specimen, an American classic.
Quincy Mine, Hancock, Houghton County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.8 × 2.3 cm = 2.40” × 1.89” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.1 cm = 1.57” × 0.83”




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Calcite with Copper inclusions

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR46AO0: Doubly terminated scalenohedral Calcite crystal, translucent, white and with abundant reddish native Copper inclusions. One of the most desired American classics, in this case with a peculiarity, the growth of a second generation of small, very white Calcite crystals that give the piece a rather peculiar appearance.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2022, page 73
Quincy Mine, Hancock, Houghton County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 7.6 × 3.7 × 2.6 cm = 2.99” × 1.46” × 1.02”




Calcite with Copper inclusions. Front
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Calcite with Copper inclusions. Rear
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Calcite with Copper inclusions.
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Silver
Silver. Front
Front
Silver. Rear
Rear
Silver.
 

TX53AL3: Tree-like growth, on matrix, of very elongated crystals of Silver, with pronounced twists (“wires”) and crystalline terminations. An excellent example from a mining district from which Silver is known but not abundant.
Caledonia Mine, Mass City, Ontonagon County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.3 × 2.1 cm = 1.89” × 0.91” × 0.83”




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Copper with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
Copper with Calcite
 

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

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




Copper with Calcite. Copper with Calcite.
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MISSOURI

Chalcopyrite
Chalcopyrite. Chalcopyrite.
 

TXA14AO2: Group on matrix of very shiny twinned disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals, on limonite matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the collection of Robert J. (Bob) Noble, which also contains the label.
Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Washington County, Missouri  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2 × 2.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.79” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Calcite with Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
 

DCA13AN5: Doubly terminated and complete crystal of Calcite, implanted on matrix, with the dominant forms of a ditrigonal prism, terminated by a very flattened rhombohedron. It is transparent, very lustrous and has an intense and uniform yellow color.
The specimen comes from the Lluís Daunis collection.
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri  USA

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2 × 2.2 cm = 1.54” × 0.79” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1.2 cm = 1.38” × 0.47”

With handwritten note from the Lluís Daunis Collection



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

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 = 6.06” × 3.07” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 15.4 × 5.3 cm = 6.06” × 2.09”




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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 Millán collection whose catalog card we’ll send to the buyer.
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri  USA

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.3 × 4.9 cm = 2.99” × 1.69” × 1.93”

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

Former collection of Carles Millan



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

Recorded under neon light
 

ETP26AN5: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystals, with very sharp and shiny crystal forms, on a matrix of white Dolomite crystals with coatings of small, very lustrous Chalcopyrite crystals.
The specimen is from the Claude Perraudin collection.
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri  USA

Specimen size: 15.7 × 15.3 × 10.2 cm = 6.18” × 6.02” × 4.02”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 4.2 cm = 1.85” × 1.65”

Former collection of Claude Perraudin



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MONTANA

Microcline (Baveno twin)
 

TCC63AN3: Parallel polycrystalline growth of Microcline with very sharp Baveno-law and Manebach-law twins, lustrous and very white in color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Granite Ridge, Lolo Pass, Missoula County, Montana  USA

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2 × 1.6 cm = 1.14” × 0.79” × 0.63”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Microcline (Baveno twin). Microcline (Baveno twin).
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Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Gold with Quartz.
 

EM96AL7: Arborescent growth of very well defined octahedral Gold crystals, which includes small fragments of Quartz matrix. Of the best quality for a mine that is not too well known and from which specimens are rarely seen.
Atlantic Cable Mine, Georgetown Sub-district, Deer Lodge County, Montana  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.02” × 0.59” × 0.59”

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

Weight: 9.5 grams



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Enargite
 

TA66AL6: Elongated Enargite crystal with very well defined faces and edges, finely striated, with good luster and excellent terminations, from a classic American locality for the species.
We will ship the specimen, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
East Colusa Mine, (Berkeley Pit), Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana  USA

Specimen size: 3 × 1.5 × 0.7 cm = 1.18” × 0.59” × 0.28”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Enargite. Enargite.
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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 = 2.40” × 2.09” × 1.85”

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




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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 = 3.54” × 2.05” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.35” × 0.20”




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 = 0.87” × 0.55” × 0.28”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”




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Mimetite on Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

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



Mimetite on Quartz. Mimetite on Quartz.
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Quartz with Muscovite inclusions
Quartz with Muscovite inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with Muscovite inclusions. Side
Side
Quartz with Muscovite inclusions. Quartz with Muscovite inclusions.

Recorded under neon light
 

TDM71AO5: Group on matrix of water-clear and very sharp Quartz crystals, some, including the main one, doubly terminated, lustrous, and with phantom growths perfectly outlined by small spherulitic inclusions of Muscovite. The specimen comes from a locality not widely disclosed in European collecting.
PC Mine, Cataract District , Jefferson County, Montana  USA

Specimen size: 10.1 × 7.4 × 6 cm = 3.98” × 2.91” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 5 × 2.4 cm = 1.97” × 0.94”




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NEVADA

Gold
 

EX94AM5: Floater group with flattened crystals, with the dominant shapes of the cube and the dodecahedron, and very aesthetic elongated shapes.
Round Mountain Mine, Round Mountain, Round Mountain District, Nye County, Nevada  USA

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.87” × 0.83” × 0.35”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.24”

Weight: 6.9 grams



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

TF3AK5: Flattened parallel aggregate of very well defined rhombododecahedral crystals and triangular growth shapes that correspond to octahedron faces. In the words of Bob Noble on his label: “spinel twin structure“. This very aesthetic specimen is of high quality and comes from a classic American locality for the species.
The specimen will be sent in Bob Noble‘s original Perky box, which also contains the label.
Round Mountain Mine, Round Mountain, Round Mountain District, Nye County, Nevada  USA

Specimen size: 3 × 1.6 × 0.3 cm = 1.18” × 0.63” × 0.12”

Former collection of Bob Noble

Weight: 4.5 grams



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Gold (variety electrum)
 

TD98AL9: Very aerial aggregate of lamellar Gold crystals (electrum variety), very rich in Silver, approximately 27%, with well defined edges and on a Quartz matrix. 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 × 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.63” × 0.39”

Weight: 1.8 grams



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

TA30AC9: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Aggregate very rich in silver (27% aprox.) leafy Gold crystals (electrum variety), with flat octahedral crystals in groups that resemble leaves. Its color is the classic "old gold" of electrum due to its Silver-rich composition.
R.J. Roberts lode, Willow Creek District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA (2015)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 2 × 0.8 cm = 0.83” × 0.79” × 0.31”

Weight: 2.0 grams



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Gold (variety electrum)
 

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

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

Weight: 1.9 gram



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

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

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

Weight: 3.6 grams



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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
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Stibnite
Stibnite. Stibnite.
Stibnite  

TC96AK3: Centered spray of very brilliant acicular Stibnite crystals on a matrix of the same mineral in massive form. The specimen, from a location where good quality Stibnite is rare, was in the Bill Williams collection (No. 885), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Goldstrike Mines, Deep Post orebody, Betze-Post pit, Lynn District, Eureka County, Nevada  USA

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.4 × 1.9 cm = 2.52” × 1.73” × 0.75”

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

Former collection of Bill Williams



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Chalcophyllite
 

MT27AM9: Groups of Chalcophyllite crystals on matrix, very sharp, with a sharp hexagonal outline and a very uniform greenish blue color. This specimen, from a classic American locality for the species, is from the Robert J. Noble collection and will be sent to the buyer in its original Perky box from that collection, which also contains the label.
Majuba Hill Mine, Antelope District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.10” × 0.63” × 0.71”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Chalcophyllite. Chalcophyllite.
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Baryte
Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Top
Top
Baryte. Side
Side
 

TDA14AN4: Isolated Baryte crystal, translucent and lustrous, with apparently simple crystal forms but beveled by abundant minor forms.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mina Rosebud, Rosebud District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 0.87” × 0.83” × 0.59”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Miargyrite
 

TD49AE9: Single crystal, on a rocky matrix, of this rare silver sulphosalt. It has very well defined faces and edges and an unusually intense luster.
Mina Rosebud, Rosebud District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA

Specimen size: 4 × 2.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.57” × 1.02” × 0.59”

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




Miargyrite. Miargyrite.
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Orpiment
Orpiment. Orpiment.
 

TAC16AN3: Group of Orpiment crystals on matrix, of good size, with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and an intense color. A USA classic found only for a short time.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi District, Osgood Mountains, Humboldt County, Nevada  USA

Specimen size: 3 × 3 × 1.8 cm = 1.18” × 1.18” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.63”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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

Recorded under neon light
 

MMA32AP3: Mossy aggregate of acicular Gold crystals, very lustrous, on matrix with small white Quartz crystals. The specimen comes from a French collector who acquired it from a well-known American supplier, whose very detailed information we will send to the buyer.
Olinghouse, Olinghouse mining district, Pah Rah Range, Washoe County, Nevada  USA

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.3 × 1 cm = 1.10” × 0.51” × 0.39”




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Sulphur
 

TFF12AN3: Elongated Sulphur crystal with very sharp crystal forms, with polycrystalline and hopper growths, translucent, with bright luster and an intense yellow color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Wilfred Talbot collection.
Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1 × 1 cm = 0.94” × 0.39” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Sulphur. Sulphur.
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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 = 5.20” × 1.57” × 1.57”




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NEW JERSEY

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



Fluorapophyllite-(K) With Quartz and Prehnite. Fluorapophyllite-(K) With Quartz and Prehnite.
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Prehnite with Datolite
Prehnite with Datolite. 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 = 2.99” × 2.40” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”




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Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite

Recorded under neon light
 

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.
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Franklinite with Zincite and Calcite
Franklinite with Zincite and Calcite. Front
Front
Franklinite with Zincite and Calcite. Side
Side
 

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 = 3.19” × 2.68” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.6 cm = 1.10” × 1.02”

Type locality

Calcite intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



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Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite

Recorded under neon light
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.



Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite. Front
Front
Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite. Side
Side
Franklinite with Calcite and Willemite.
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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 = 0.79” × 0.79” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.59”

Extremely intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



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Copper
Copper  

TV87AL3: Arborescent growth of flattened Copper, on matrix, very aerial, with poorly defined crystalline forms. High quality Coppers like this one are very rare in Franklin.
The specimen comes from the Rock Currier collection (No. 3070), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey  USA

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.7 × 2.3 cm = 1.61” × 1.06” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.1 cm = 0.75” × 0.43”

Former collection of Rock Currier



Copper. Copper.
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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 = 3.50” × 2.24” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 6.3 × 4.5 cm = 2.48” × 1.77”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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NEW MEXICO

Chalcocite on Pyrite
 

TMA13AN8: Floater Pyrite crystal, with dominant pyritohedron faces beveled by those of the octahedron, black in color due to a uniform coating of Chalcocite, not a pseudomorph, a case similar to the Chalcocite specimens from the Milpillas mine.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Chino Mine, Santa Rita, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.06” × 0.94” × 0.94”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Chalcocite on Pyrite. Chalcocite on Pyrite.
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

MB27AM6: Flattened Azurite crystal with very marked polycrystalline growths on the faces, lustrous, with a bright color and with small coatings of Malachite. From a rarely seen locality. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Emma Mine, Hanover-Fierro District, Grant County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 3 × 2.3 × 2.4 cm = 1.18” × 0.91” × 0.94”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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 Hernández 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 = 2.52” × 2.05” × 1.42”

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

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández



Azurite. Azurite.
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Fluorite (octahedral)
Fluorite (octahedral). Fluorite (octahedral).
 

HB47AM5: Druse, on matrix, of sharp, translucent octahedral crystals with an intense and uniform violet color.
Pine Canyon deposit, West Burro Mountains, Burro Mountains District, Grant County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 16 × 12.2 × 4.4 cm = 6.30” × 4.80” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.59”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Smithsonite with Aurichalcite
 

TDE36AN4: Botryoidal growths of translucent Smithsonite with intense green colors, partially coated by microcrystals of a lighter blue Aurichalcite.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also has the label.
Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 1.10” × 0.91” × 0.55”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Smithsonite with Aurichalcite. Smithsonite with Aurichalcite.
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Smithsonite with Aurichalcite
Smithsonite with Aurichalcite. Smithsonite with Aurichalcite.
Smithsonite with Aurichalcite  

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

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

Former collection of Doug Toland



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Smithsonite
 

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

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




Smithsonite.
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Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Smithsonite.

Recorded under neon light
 

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”




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Smithsonite
Smithsonite  

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

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




Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
Smithsonite.
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Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

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”




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Linarite on Quartz
 

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

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

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




Linarite on Quartz. Linarite on Quartz.
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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

Recorded under neon light
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



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Brochantite on Fluorite
 

TV16AD9: Radial growths of green acicular Brochantite microcrystals on a crystalline Fluorite matrix that is translucent and has a sky blue color with slightly violet zones. Very unusual, the sample is from an old collection.
Blanchard Mine (Portales-Blanchard Mine), Sunshine No. 2 adit, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.7 × 2.9 cm = 1.93” × 1.46” × 1.14”




Brochantite on Fluorite. Brochantite on Fluorite.
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Quartz (japan law twin)
Quartz (japan law twin). Front
Front
Quartz (japan law twin). Rear
Rear
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 = 1.26” × 1.02” × 0.28”




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NEW YORK

Magnetite
 

TEE16AN3: Floater group of cubic Magnetite crystals with very sharp crystal forms and shiny surfaces.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
ZCA No. 4 Mine, Balmat, Balmat-Edwards Zinc District, St. Lawrence County, New York  USA

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1 × 1.1 cm = 0.63” × 0.39” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Magnetite. Front
Front
Magnetite. Top
Top
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Tremolite with Dolomite
Tremolite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Tremolite with Dolomite. Rear
Rear
 

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

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




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Tremolite with Dolomite
 

TT46AL2: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Group of two doubly terminated Tremolite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. The crystals, with a little white Dolomite matrix, have an intense luster between vitreous and silky, are much more transparent than usual in specimens from this area and are green-gray with bluish tints. From a very recent find, the quality is superior to that generally known in the St. Lawrence County area.
Big Mole claim, West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York  USA (06/2019)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.71” × 0.59”




Tremolite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Tremolite with Dolomite. Top
Top
Tremolite with Dolomite. Side
Side
Tremolite with Dolomite. Side
Side
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Tremolite with Dolomite
Tremolite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Tremolite with Dolomite. Rear
Rear
Tremolite with Dolomite.
 

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

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




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Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated)

Recorded under neon light
 

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

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

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

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

consolidated

Fluorescence on the matrix (short and long UV)



Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated). Front
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Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated). Side
Side
Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated). Side
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Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated). Top
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Sphalerite with Calcite
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 = 0.98” × 0.79” × 0.39”




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Graphite with Diopside

Recorded under neon light
 

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 ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2019, page 77
Rossie, St. Lawrence County, New York  USA (28/06/2018)

Specimen size: 4 × 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.57” × 1.18” × 1.06”

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




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 = 4.21” × 1.34” × 0.79”

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 = 1.85” × 1.30” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.59”

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV



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

Baryte (variety barite rose)
Baryte (variety barite rose). Front
Front
Baryte (variety barite rose). Rear
Rear
 

HB67AM5: Complete floater group of tabular Baryte crystal growths with sand inclusions (variety baryte rose). An excellent USA classic which is rarely seen anymore nowadays.
Slaughterville, Cleveland County, Oklahoma  USA

Specimen size: 12.9 × 11 × 8 cm = 5.08” × 4.33” × 3.15”




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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 = 4.49” × 3.39” × 1.65”

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

Former collection of A. Mayor



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

Chalcopyrite with Magnetite
Chalcopyrite with Magnetite. 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”




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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 = 3.90” × 2.80” × 1.65”

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




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

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

Recorded under neon light
 

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”




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TENNESSEE

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 = 2.95” × 2.87” × 2.95”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 970625



Fluorite with Galena. Front
Front
Fluorite with Galena. Side
Side
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Fluorite with Baryte and Sphalerite
Fluorite with Baryte and Sphalerite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte and Sphalerite. Side
Side
 

GC88AK6: Group of transparent Fluorite crystals, with polycrystalline growths on their faces, partially covered by an aggregate of small yellowish Baryte crystals, on Sphalerite matrix. An American classic.
The specimen is from the Casado Margolles collection (reg. FRM 147) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee  USA

Specimen size: 12.5 × 7.2 × 7.8 cm = 4.92” × 2.83” × 3.07”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.83”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles



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Sphalerite on Quartz
 

TM14AN1: Sharp Sphalerite crystal, with well defined crystal forms and a very visible twin plane in front, with bright luster and vivid red internal reflections, on a matrix of small Quartz crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee  USA

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.87” × 0.71” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.63”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Sphalerite on Quartz. Sphalerite on Quartz.
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Sphalerite with Calcite
Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite.
 

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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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 = 3.82” × 2.83” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.47”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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

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

Specimen size: 5.4 × 5.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.13” × 2.13” × 0.94”

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




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UTAH

Topaz
 

MV13AM7: An isolated crystal of Topaz, very rich in crystal forms and with excellent terminations, with great luster and an intense color, rich in inclusions in the prism and very transparent and brilliant in its upper part.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label, indicating that it was in the Sullivan collection.
Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.83” × 0.47” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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 Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

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

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

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



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Pseudobrookite on Quartz
 

MB14AN0: Centered groups, on matrix with Quartz, of fine and lustrous acicular crystals of Pseudobrookite.
We will ship the specimen, which comes from a classic American locality for the species, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Solar Wind claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.4 × 2 cm = 1.14” × 0.94” × 0.79”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Pseudobrookite on Quartz. Pseudobrookite on Quartz.
Pseudobrookite on Quartz.
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Bixbyite
Bixbyite. Bixbyite.
 

TD27AN2: Twinned Bixbyite crystal with very sharp twin shapes and an intense luster. A classic of American mineralogy. With a tiny bit of rhyolite matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Solar Wind claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 1.1 × 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.43” × 0.39” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Bixbyite with Topaz
 

TF66AN1: Bixbyite crystals of cubic habit with lustrous polycrystalline growths and sharp crystal forms, implanted on a transparent Topaz crystal.
The specimen comes from the collection of José Luís Vallecillo, a collector in Madrid.
Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 1.26” × 0.43” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0,5 cm = 0.28” × 0.00”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



Bixbyite with Topaz. Bixbyite with Topaz.
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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

Recorded under neon light
 

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”




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Azurite
Azurite  

MY87AM3: Druse of lenticular Azurite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, very lustrous, with a vivid color and with small Malachite concretions. An excellent American classic.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number AZU-11), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Sal Mountains, La Sal District, Grand County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 5 × 3.5 × 3.5 cm = 1.97” × 1.38” × 1.38”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Top
Top
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
 

TZ27AM9: Very ‘architectural’ spheroidal growths of lenticular Azurite crystals, with good luster and a vivid color, on a matrix partially covered by Malachite.
La Sal Mountains, La Sal District, Grand County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 6.9 × 3.1 × 2 cm = 2.72” × 1.22” × 0.79”




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Beryl (variety red beryl)
 

NC87AI3: Single doubly terminated Beryl (variety red beryl) 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 Hernández 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 = 1.73” × 1.61” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.55” × 0.16”

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández



Beryl (variety red beryl). Beryl (variety red beryl).
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Tetrahedrite
Tetrahedrite. Tetrahedrite.
 

TF27AL4: Group of very sharp Tetrahedrite crystals with well defined interpenetration twins.
The specimen, from a locality little known for the species, comes from the Robert J. Noble collection and we will deliver it in its original Perky box, which also contains the label.
Daly-Judge Mine, Wasatch Mountains, Park City District, Summit County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.14” × 1.02” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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VERMONT

Rutile with chlorite

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Rutile with chlorite
 

TD89Y3: Multiple twin of very sharp prismatic crystals. They are red, have an intense luster and are on a chloritic matrix. The sample is of great quality for the locality, relatively unknown for most collectors.
The piece is from the Eric Greene collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Davis Farm, Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont  USA

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.56” × 1.97” × 1.50”

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




Rutile with chlorite. Rutile with chlorite.
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VIRGINIA

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). Hydroxyapophyllite-(K).
 

TRM64AN7: Floater group of crystals with a thick tabular habit, very sharp, between translucent and transparent and with geometric color zoning.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Fairfax Quarry, Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.71” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.55” × 0.51”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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WASHINGTON

Quartz (variety amethyst)
 

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

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

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




Quartz (variety amethyst). Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst). Side
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Quartz (variety amethyst). Top
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Grossular with Prehnite
Grossular with Prehnite. 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 = 3.43” × 2.56” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.4 cm = 0.83” × 0.55”




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WISCONSIN

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 = 2.48” × 2.13” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)



Chalcocite. Chalcocite.
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WYOMING

Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
 

TF46AM5: Group of tabular crystals very rich in crystal forms, transparent, lustrous and with a vivid and uniform sky-blue color. The specimen is from a locality from which few quality specimens are known.
Shirley Basin, Medicine Bow, Shirley Basin District, Carbon County, Wyoming  USA

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.4 × 3.4 cm = 2.13” × 1.73” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 0.83” × 0.59”




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Joaquim Callen's Photo Gallery
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The Daunis Collection
The Daunis
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The Jan Buma Collections
The Jan Buma
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The Carles Curto Collection (duplicates)
The Carles Curto
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The Jordi Fabre Collection (duplicates)
The Jordi Fabre Collection
The Vault
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Expominerals (Ste. Marie / Tucson / Expominer / Munich Virtual)
Expominerals
Express Minerals by Carles Manresa
Express Minerals
by C. Manresa
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