There are 28 minerals sized at Cabinet and Larger.

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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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Elbaite with Lepidolite

ID: 2432
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Doubly terminated, bi-colored elbaite prisms in parallel growth with lepidolite crystals and smaller elbaites attached. Super!


Price: $2000.00
Location: Cruzeiro Mine, MG, Brazil
Dimensions: 11.5 x 3 x 2.5cm
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Fluorite on Sphalerite

ID: 5096
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A stunning and unusual fluorite consisting of an elongated (etched?) crystal that ends in a cube termination and is associated with cubed faces along the side of the crystal and sits on sphalerite crystals with micro quartz and galena crystals. One of the neatest pieces I’ve seen out of this locale!. Originally in the collection of Leonard Himes who purchased it from Ocus Stanley in the early 70’s and sold it to D. Nelson in 2002.


Price: $1500.00
Location: Rosiclare/Sub-Rosiclare Level, Hill-Ledford Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Cave-in-Rock District, Illinois
Dimensions: 12 x 11 x 10cm
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Fluorite with Muscovite, Bertrandite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3645
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A beautiful specimen consisting of very gemmy (the matrix can be seen under the crystals) and lustrous blue cubes of fluorite with a deep purple color zone on the edges. These sit on a matrix of muscovite and tiny clear crystals of bertrandite. There is contact on the rear of both larger groups of fluorites, but it is on the rear of the crystals and it does not affect display. A stunning piece!


Price: $1200.00
Location: Yaoganxiang Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China
Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 4.6cm
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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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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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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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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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Quartz Var. Smokey with Cooketite, Lepidolite and Albite

ID: 1477
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A large smoky quartz crystal on a matrix of cookeite, lepidolite and albite. There’s a sharp growth phantom on one side of the crystal and some contact on the rear, but it does not affect the other display sides. An old Eastern classic. Super!


Price: $580.00
Location: Bennet Qy., Oxford Co., Maine
Dimensions: 15 x 14 x 11cm
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Quartz with Spessartine “Floater”

ID: 6197
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A superb, slightly smoky, gemmy quartz crystal sprinkled with equally gemmy lustrous orange red spessartine crystals. This is a doubly terminated quartz crystal with a prismatic tapering termination on one end and a healed termination on the other end.


Price: $3000.00
Location: Wushan Spessarite Mine, Tongbei, Fujian Province, China
Dimensions: 12 x 4 x 4cm
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There are 28 minerals sized at Cabinet and Larger.

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