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Arsenopyrite (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6401
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Very sharp arsenopyrite crystals with a matte finish are associated with jet black sphalerite. Classic German specimen.


Price: $250.00
Location: Freiberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 4cm
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Titanite with Quartz (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6400
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A specimens of light green quartz crystals on one side (color is probably due to chlorite inclusions) and micro titanite crystals (some twinned) on the other.


Price: $100.00
Location: Val Punteglias, Graubunden, Switzerland
Dimensions: 11 x 7.5 x 4cm
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Sphalerite on Quartz (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6397
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Very sharp and lustrous greenish crystals of sphalerite sitting on a matrix of drusy white quartz. Selmecbanya is the old Hungarian name for this locality.


Price: $400.00
Location: Banska Stiavnica (Selmecbanya), Banska Bystirica Region, Slovakia
Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4cm
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Copper (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6396
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Sharp crystals of copper with a great patina forming branching formations and elongated (spinel?) crystals with some matrix attached. Choice old timer from the early 1900’s or late 1800’s.


Price: $3200.00
Location: Calumet Mine, Houghton County, Michigan
Dimensions: 17.5 x 6 x 5cm
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Smithsonite After Calcite (ex Sussman Coll.)

ID: 6376
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A beautiful specimen composed of calcite rhombs that sat on a dolomite cast, have been completely replaced by cuprian smithsonite. Wonderful pseudomorph, ex Marshall Sussman Coll.


Price: $1800.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 3cm
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Calcite on Smithsonite (Ex John Schneider Coll.)

ID: 6375
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An orange to reddish (some look like they are coated or included with black sulfides) doubly sided specimen of smithsonite crystals that are sprinkled with tiny drusy off white calcite crystals.


Price: $750
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 10.5 x 6 x 3.5cm
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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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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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