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Orpiment on Calcite “Floater”

ID: 6299
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A very special piece from the Shimen Mine in China. It is a two sided specimen where calcite prisms are selectively sprinkled with acicular orpiment crystals and are completely blanketed on the other side. It is undamaged (very rare for Shimen specimens) and is a complete floater. Super!


Price: $500.00
Location: Shimen Mine, Changde Prefecture, Hunan County, China
Dimensions: 1.3 x 9.5 x 3cm
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Wulfenite with Calcite

ID: 6298
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Very sharp, bright yellow wulfenite blades averaging 4 to 5 MM, are coated and also sit on a matrix of white calcite prisms. Sweet!


Price: $450.00
Location: Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad County, Yazd Province, Iran
Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 3.5cm
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Dolomite Var. Cobaltoan Coating Calcite,with Malachite

ID: 6297
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Large clear calcite crystals are coated with two distinct generations of pinkish lavender cobaltoan dolomite, associated with dark green malachite and pastel chrysocolla. Exceptional. Have only see three of these in my time.


Price: $1500.00
Location: Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, D.R Congo
Dimensions: 11.5 x 8 x 5cm
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Rhodochrosite on Calcite, Quartz

ID: 6293
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A druse of light pink rhodochrosite coats a group of very sharp calcite prisms that are associated with equally sharp quartz crystals, on a sulfide matrix. Probably mined in the late eighties or early nineties.


Price: $650.00
Location: Pachapaqui Mine, Bolognesi Province, Ancash, Peru
Dimensions: 15.5 x 9 x 8cm
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Uvite on Magnesite

ID: 6241
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Deep lustrous red prismatic crystals of uvite contrasting very nicely against a matrix of clear to white magnesite rhombs.


Price: $450.00
Location: Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Dimensions: 16 x 12 x 6cm
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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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Mimetite

ID: 6211
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Bright yellow prismatic crystals of mimetite forming sprays and mounds on a dark tan matrix, (probably dolomite and calcite).  Excellent large specimen from Tsumeb with a beautiful color contrast.


Price: $4500.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 10.8 x 9.9 x 5.5cm
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Topaz with Chidrenite, Quartz, on Albite

ID: 6210
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A wonderful specimen of textbook, clear topaz crystals to 4.2 cm sit on a matrix of white albite blades and minor quartz. All over the matrix there are doubly terminated orange childrenite crystals averaging 5 MM. The topaz is so clear you can see the matrix underneath, and the specimen is in exceptional condition.


Price: $4800.00
Location: Shigar Valley, Skardu, Balistan, Pakistan
Dimensions: 13 x 12 x 8.5cm
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Manganocolumbite with Morganite, Quartz and Albite

ID: 6209
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A 3 cm group of nearly black, intergrown manganocolumbite crystals with a matte finish sits at the center of a white albite matrix with minor quartz and flanked by two pastel pink prismatic crystals of morganite. The rear reveals an oddly shaped flattened quartz crystal.


Price: $4000.00
Location: Shigar Valley, Skardu, Balistan, Pakistan
Dimensions: 10.3 x 8 x 4.2cm
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Barite

ID: 6207
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Transparent and lustrous, pastel yellow bladed crystals of barite to 3.4 cm, on a sandstone matrix. These came out quite a few years back and were plentiful, but have dried up now. One of the better larger pieces from this find.


Price: $1800.00
Location: Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huanuco Dpet., Peru
Dimensions: 13 x 7 x 7cm
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