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Quartz “Reverse Scepters” (ex S. Koster Coll.)

ID: 6407
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Very sharp, clear crystals of quartz with reverse sceptered terminations in an aesthetic wide spreading formation. Wonderful and rare habit from this locality.


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Location: Los remedios Mine, Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico
Dimensions: 8.7 x 7 x 4cm
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Barite after Chrysocolla with Malachite “Floater” (ex S. Koster Coll.)

ID: 6406
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Bladed crystals barite have been completely replaced by pastel chalky blue-green chrysocolla. A sprinkling of bright green acicular malachite creates an attractive contrast on this completely unique pseudomorph floater. Acquired from Gilbert Gauthier in 1999.


Price: $650.00
Location: Mashamba West Mine, Kolwzi, Katanga, D.R. Congo
Dimensions: 7 x 6.5 x 6cm
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Malachite (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6405
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Deep green botryoidal formations of malachite showing radiating patterns on the edges. Great Bisbee old timer.


Price: $1000.00
Location: Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona
Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 4cm
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Mimetite Var. Campylite (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6399
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Well formed orange to dark olive/tan lustrous crystals of the campylite variety of mimetite on matrix. Old label says Red Gill, but I believe it is probably from the Dry Gill Mine.


Price: $200.00
Location: Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 5cm
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Albite with Anatase (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6398
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Very sharp and lustrous clear to white blades of albite on matrix. The rear of the specimen shows some micro (to 1 MM) sharp anatase crystals.


Price: $200.00
Location: Riedertobel, Reuss Valley, Uri, Switzerland
Dimensions: 10 x 7.3 x 5.5cm
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Quartz with Dolomite, Hematite (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6395
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Smoky crystal of quartz with a coating of lustrous crystals of specular hematite, are sprinkled with tan dolomite crystals. A classic from the Florence Mine.


Price: $1000.00
Location: Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria, England
Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 3.5cm
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Smithsonite (Ex Chris Amo Coll.)

ID: 6393
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Exceptional rhombohedral crystals of smithsonite with deep yellow centers and zoned lighter edges. The temptation is to label it cadmium, but I don’t believe that it is accurate since most Tsumeb smithsonites labeled “cadmium” are pure guesses by collectors and dealers. Wonderful color, zoning and luster on this one, not to mention good sized and well defined crystals.


Price: $1500.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.5 x 2cm
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Fluorite with Aragonite

ID: 6373
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Light bluish purple, gemmy cubes of fluorite are sprinkled with off white botryoidal aggregates of aragonite. No telling when these were mined, but they came on the market in 2014.


Price: $150.00
Location: Konshejeh Mine, Ardestan County, Esfahan Province, Iran
Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.3 x 6cm
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Galena

ID: 6344
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Lustrous and non lustrous crystals of galena of varying habits, including spinel law twins in the center of the specimen, striated cubes and intergrown crude octahedrons. I noticed a few quartz crystals and maybe even some tennantite.


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Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 7.2 x 4 x 3.1cm
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Pyrite on Calcite

ID: 6343
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Brassy golden dodecahedrons of pyrite that appear to have layers on the surface of the crystals. These sit on a matrix of clear calcite prisms. Wonderful to find a Chinese pyrite with no damage.


Price: $180.00
Location: Daye Copper Mine, Daye County, Hubei Province, China
Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.3 x 3.5cm
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