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Pyrite on Sphalerite

ID: 6300
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Bright and golden, striated pyrite crystals sit on a matrix of lustrous jet black sphalerite crystals. The rear also shows some nice (but smaller) pyrites coating the matrix. Very fine old timer from this historical Colorado locality.


Price: $450.00
Location: Eagle Mine, Gilman District, Eagle County, Colorado
Dimensions: 11.4 x 9.2 x 4cm
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Leifite and Aegerine on Rhodochrosite

ID: 6291
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Prismatic pastel crystals of leifite with jet black aegerine laths are sprinkled on medium pink sharp rhombohedrons of rhodochrosite. Largest rhomb is 3 cm!


Original Price: $750.00
Sale Price: $650.00
Location: Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Dimensions: 4.2 x 3.6 x 3cm
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Grossular with Diopside

ID: 6283
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An exquisite specimen of bright deep green grossular crystals are generously scattered  on a light green matrix of diopside needle-like crystals. One of the sweetest miniatures I have seen from this now closed locality.


Original Price: $2400.00
Sale Price: $2000.00
Location: Jeffrey Mine, ASbestos, Quebec, Canada
Dimensions: 4 x 3.6 x 3cm
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Apatite on Cookeite after Spodumene

ID: 6263
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Very gemmy, colorless hexagonal crystals of apatite on a spodumene crystal that has been replaced by cookeite crystals. Some minor feldspar crystals are also attached.


Original Price: $300.00
Sale Price: $240.00
Location: Mt. Mica, Paris, Oxford County, Maine
Dimensions: 4.2 x 3.1 x 1.5cm
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Fluorite with Calcite

ID: 6262
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Gemmy medium purple, naturally etched, slightly elongated and distorted cubes of fluorite with minor calcite attached.


Price: $250.00
Location: San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Dimensions: 3.8 x 3.7 x 3.2cm
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Hemimorphite with Rosasite (ex P Harter Coll.)

ID: 6243
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Two generations of pastel blue hemimorphite spherical and stalactite formations are sprinkled with tiny balls of dark blue green rosasite.


Price: $150.00
Location: 79 Mine, Hayden, Gila County, Arizona
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.3 x 3.2cm
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Elbaite on Quartz

ID: 6242
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A red and green unterminated elbaite crystal is attached to a light smoky doubly terminated quartz floater. One of the photos shows where an even larger crystal was attached at one time. Ex Hugh Ford (the noted NY dealer) specimen from the 50’s.


Price: $400.00
Location: Hall's Ridge, Plumbago, Newry, Oxford County, Maine
Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.5 x 4cm
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Pyrrhotite with Siderite

ID: 6223
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An elongated, columnar brassy group of pyrrhotite crystals in parallel growth with tiny spheres of siderite. Old timer from Mexico in pristine condition.


Price: $300.00
Location: El Potosi Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Dimensions: 6 x 4.6 x 3.8cm
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Franklinite with Willemite

ID: 6218
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Very sharp, jet black octahedrons of franklinite on a white calcite matrix with olive brown crystals of willemite. The willemite fluoresces bright green. Excellent old timer from Jersey.


Price: $1400.00
Location: Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey
Dimensions: 6 x 5.6 x 4cm
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Copper

ID: 6213
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A magnificent elongated crystal of copper (that appears to be a modified octahedron) with a marvelous reddish to black (tenorite?) patina and minor white quartz attached. Comes with its own base. 360 display specimen.


Price: $4500.00
Location: Phoenix Mine, Keweenaw County, Michigan
Dimensions: 10.5 x 3.5 x 3cm
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