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The Denver 2015 Mineral Showrooms

* Re-Updated January 16th, 2017 *

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MIN#Denver2015-1 NEW!

Classic specimen featuring a large reddish-pink Rhodochrosite rhombs perched atop Fluorite crystals!
This is a wonderful combination piece from the classic locality of Silverton, Colorado. The largest rhomb
measures 3 cm in width and sits atop several smaller rhombs. Beneath the Rhodos is a lustrous cluster of
colorless Fluorite octahedrons. They cover the top and front side of the Quartz matrix. In excellent condition.
From Silverton, Animas District, San Juan County, Colorado.
Measures 6.2 cm by 5.5 cm by 6.4 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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MIN#Denver2015-2 Sold!

Exceptional specimen of Native Wire Silver on Calcite crystals!
This is one of the most unique specimens I've seen from Kongsberg recently. It is covered with dozens
of curling and twisting wires of Native Silver, many of which spread out at the top, like a forest of trees
atop a mountain peak. The white Calcite base is actually stacked hexagonal crystals, with distinct faces
along the top and edges. The Silver wires rise up from between these crystals and emerge from the tops,
sides, and base where they became really numerous in number. The wires are mostly firm and sturdy and
range from lustrous white to slightly patinaed with a light Acanthite coating in the darker portions. This
is a tremendously aesthetic and classic specimen of Native Silver on Calcite at a very reasonable price.
From the Kongsberg Silver Mining District, Svene, Flesberg, Buskerud, Norway.
Measures 8.4 cm by 5.3 cm by 3 cm in total size.

Original antique handwritten label included
Comes with an engraved display base
Price $12,500

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MIN#Denver2015-3 NEW!

Impressive two-sided specimen featuring Azurite crystals with Malachite nodules!
This is a specimen that could be displayed from either side, depending on preference. On one side,
there are dozens of lustrous, sparkling bladed Azurite crystals. On the other side, there are large
fibrous nodules of Malachite with lustrous Azurite crystals inbetween. A classic specimen from the
early days of mining at Morenci, Arizona. It excellent condition with tons of flash and color contrast.
MUCH better in person. The brilliance of the Azurite crystals is impossible to capture with a camera.
From the Morenci Mine, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mts, Greenlee County, Arizona.
Measures 5.8 cm by 10.5 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Price $2500

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MIN#Denver2015-5 NEW!

Large crystals of Azurite and Malachite ps after Malachite on matrix!
An attractive specimen featuring crystal blades measuring to 2 cm in size. The Azurite surfaces
are glassy and lustrous while the smaller crystals which are mostly Malachite ps after Azurite
display satiny surfaces. The crystals are set atop botryoidal Limonite inside a concave matrix
pocket. In very good condition with only minor contacts. The specimen could be easily trimmed if
so desired but I like the look of the original matrix so I left it intact. Good looking Bisbee classic.
From the Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise County, Arizona.
Measures 11.7 cm by 8.5 cm by 6.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Barnett Mineral Collection
Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2015-7 NEW!

Exceptionally rare specimen of crystalline Native Silver on massive Silver matrix!
This incredible cabinet sized specimen is from Austin, Nevada and dates back to the mining
heyday of the 1880's! Most of the white Quartz matrix has been removed to expose the numerous
Silver crystals atop the underlying rich seam of Native Silver. Historically, Austin was mined mostly
for its Silver with very little Gold present in the mix. The Silver formed inside narrow Quartz seams,
as this specimen did, but most Silver was in the form of Silver Sulfides. A Silver specimen of this
size and purity was very uncommon which explains why the specimen was preserved for posterity.
The surfaces are covered with an antique golden-brown patina with some iridescence in the recesses.
The Quartz matrix has been reduced to the deeper recesses and back side of the specimen. Silver
specimens from the early mining period of Nevada history are extremely rare and there are very
few surviving specimens of this calibre. This belongs in a fine Silver or Nevada mineral collection.
From Austin, Lander Hill, Reese River District, Lander County, Nevada.
Measures 12.4 cm by 7.3 cm by 4 cm in total size.

Ex. Beatty Exchange Club, Kevin Ward, S. Lincoln Mineral Collections
Comes with an engraved display base
Price $9500

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MIN#Denver2015-8 NEW!

Classic and quite rare specimen of Native Gold on matrix from Goldfield, Nevada!
This is a historical specimen from a major early mining period of Nevada's history. Goldfield
was mostly known for its Gold mines while Tonopah to the north was famous for its Silver deposits.
The two towns had their heyday around the same time period (1900-1920's) and are today still holding
on although Tonopah has done somewhat better thanks to a nearby military base. The district is very
historical and full of old mines. It's also one of my favorite areas to visit when I'm in the area. This
specimen features a rich scattering of Native Gold atop the front and back of the stained Quartz matrix.
From Goldfield, Goldfield District, Esmeralda County, Nevada.
Measures 7.1 cm by 4.1 cm by 2.4 cm in total size.

Price $3500

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MIN#Denver2015-10 NEW!

Lovely specimen of pink Apophyllite crystals on matrix!
These crystal blades are basically flattened squares and they number in the dozens as they
lay flat and stand vertically atop the host matrix. The surfaces are very glassy and reflective
while the interiors are transparent to translucent. They measures to 1 cm in size and the color can
best be described as a light peachy-pink. In excellent condition with Pyrite cubes on the back side.
From the Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia.
Measures 10.2 cm by 9.4 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Michael Cooper Collection
Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2015-11 NEW!

Lovely specimen of Rosasite on sparkling Dolomitic drusy matrix!
This is an impressive piece, displaying rounded clusters of the blue mineral against the
white background. The surfaces are slightly textured which helps to prevent the ugly
bruising that is all too common with Rosasites. Very well trimmed and in great shape.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 7.5 cm by 6.8 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.

Price $1500

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