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The Denver 2015 Mineral Showrooms

* Re-Updated January 16th, 2017 *

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MIN#Denver2015-28 NEW!

Sweet specimen featuring rhombs of cherry-red Rhodochrosite with Pyrite and Quartz on Tetrahedrite matrix!
This is a beautiful miniature sized Sweet Home Rhodo specimen which has a lot of mineral bang for its very
reasonable price. The main rhomb is completely transparent with gemmy interiors of glowing red. It measures
1.5 cm in size and is accompanied by over half a dozen Rhodo rhombs of various size. The golden Pyrite
crystals are a nice touch and contrast well with the lustrous Tetrahedrite and white Quartz crystals. This is
one of the better Rhodo miniatures I've seen in a while with a quality rhomb and no detractions to speak of.
From the Blue Moon Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado.
Measures 6 cm by 6.4 cm by 3 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2015-34 NEW!

Large, impressive crystal of Franklinite on Calcite matrix!
This is a classic specimen from a classic American locality. The sharply formed Franklinite crystal
measures 4.7 cm in width as it sits aesthetically atop the white Calcite matrix. It is shiny lustrous and
surrounded by smaller Franklinite crystals below. In excellent condition overall with a complete habit.
From the Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey.
Measures 8 cm by 5.5 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Van Tichelen Mineral Collection
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VERY RARE and quite impressive plate featuring Pyrargyrite and Acanthite with Heulandite on Calcite!
Without a doubt, this is the first Silver with Heulandite combination I've seen. The bottom close-up photo
displays the gemmy crystal blades of golden Heulandite sitting among the Acanthites. The Heulandite crystals
actually appear in several locations atop the white Calcite surface and I find this fascinating because this is not
a common mineral at the Samson Mine and there is only one photograph listed on mindat.org for the locality.
The magnified photo displays the incredible textbook form and luster of each Pyrargyrite crystal. They measure to
1 cm in size and are richly scattered atop the white Calcite crystal matrix. In excellent condition with few contacts.
This amazing cabinet plate is circa late 1800's. The Samson Mine was a famous Silver Mine that closed in 1910.
From the Samson Mine, St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Measures 14 cm by 17 cm by 5.3 cm in total size.
Ex. Franz Hafliger, W. Maucher, Hoppe, Kevin Ward Mineral Collections
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MIN#Denver2015-39 NEW!

Impressive specimen featuring sharp, lustrous crystals of Polybasite!
This specimen is basically all Polybasite crystals! Numerous well formed, reflective blades
sit atop one another, forming one of the better Polybasite clusters I've seen recently. The
largest crystals along the very top measure 2 cm in size and most are well over 1 cm in size.
A photo can't capture just how incredibly lustrous this specimen is. In nearly pristine condition.
From Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Measures 4.1 cm by 3.3 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.

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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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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
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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.

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MIN#Denver2015-41 NEW!

Classic museum calibre specimen featuring Amethyst with Calcite, Chalcopyrite, and Quartz!
This is one of my first specimens as a collector and it was formally in the mine director's personal collection.
It's a stunning combination of crystals with golden Chalcopyrites and large, well formed Calcite crystals. The
smoky-purple Amethyst crystal points add the perfect contrast and complete a very beautiful cabinet piece.
In excellent condition with large, perfectly terminated Amethyst crystals amid brilliant, lustrous Chalcopyrites.
From Taxco de Alarcón, Mun. de Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico.
Measures 16.6 cm by 12.7 cm by 8.9 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2015-44 NEW!

Dramatic specimen featuring Native Copper crystals with Native Silver banding!
This is a tremendous halfbreed and definately one of the most attractive I've seen from the
White Pine Mine. It's almost completely crystalline and features Silver banding near the base,
just above the base, and at the midpoint of the "V". The color and luster shift is quite noticeable
and makes for great aesthetics. I see what appears to be a spinel-twin Copper crystal along the
right side of the upper branches and the Copper luster is evident through the reddish-brown patina.
From the White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon County, Michigan.
Measures 11 cm by 10.4 cm by 1.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Liebetrau Silver Collection
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Rare old classic featuring crystals of Native Copper snug inside a matrix vug!
This is a really neat specimen which displays the brown patinaed Copper crystals in a cluster
that is protected inside a matrix seam which opened to form a small vug. The mine from which
this specimen came, the Virneberg Mine, is an ancient German Copper mine which has been
worked since Roman times and was active between 1611-1872. The entrance to the mine now
sits in a hillside beside a highway. This specimen displays dozens of sharp, blocky crystals in a
somewhat dendritic pattern which just a touch of green Malachite. Both aesthetic and historical.
From the Virneberg Mine, Rheinbreitbach, Linz am Rhein, Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Measures 7.7 cm by 6.3 cm by 5.7 cm in total size.

Price $1500

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Very aesthetic Native Silver dendrite with Acanthite and spinel-twin Silver crystals!
The herringbone-dendritic crystalline Silver at top sits above a surface of Acanthite crystals
and vertical spinel-twin Silver crystals. On the back side, just beneath the main crystalline
structure are two more crystalline dendrites and Acanthite crystals. This is a specimen that
could easily be displayed from all sides in a 360 degree setting. It looks great from all angles.
From Batopilas, Andres del Rio District, Mun. de Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 3.7 cm by 3.5 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2015-61 NEW!

Gemmy, colorless crystals of Calcite surrounded by Stilbite crystals on matrix!
This is a beautiful specimen, featuring Calcite crystals to 6 cm in size, one of which displays
a gorgeous internal rainbow! The Calcites are highly lustrous with transparent interiors and
are framed by equally lustrous Stilbite crystals, many of which are doubly terminated. The
display is very aesthetic and the combination is stunning. In excellent condition with few
contacts and no damage. The specimen can also displayed in a myriad of ways, all attractive.
From the Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India.
Measures 10 cm by 10.8 cm by 6 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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MIN#Denver2015-62 NEW!

Emerald-green crystals of Dioptase covering a white Calcite crystal matrix!
This is one of my favorite combinations from the mineral world and I know I share this
opinion with many other collectors. This specimen offers an abundance of glassy green
Dioptase crystals, measuring up to 1.3 cm in size, and displays an incredible amount of
flash and internal luminescence. Rotating the specimen in my hand makes the crystals
sparkle wildly as each smooth face reflects the light with an incredible intensity. It is also
very evident that this specimen is in excellent condition with very few contacts and well
tucked trimming edges. The white Calcite crystal surface beneath the Dioptase peaks out
along both the left and right sides and displays a good translucence with no visible contacts.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia.
Measures 6.6 cm by 4 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2015-79 NEW!

Historical and very rare specimen of Native Gold with Silver Sulfides on matrix from Nevada!
This cabinet sized plate is an amazing example of American and Nevada mining history. It's from
the old mining district of Tonopah, Nevada which was the home to a huge Silver mining boom in the
early 1900's. While Silver was the main ore discovered in Tonopah, there were also gold deposits
although most were a bit further south in Goldfield. This specimen displays a large Rhyolitic volcanic
plate, naturally seamed, into which flowed Native Gold. The Gold cooled to form micro-crystalline
clusters. The close up photos display the front and right edge of the specimen which is covered with
the brilliant precious metal. The Gold is mostly crystalline dendritic with some small trigons, leaves,
and mesh also present. Gray Silver Sulfide is also present in the matrix but the Gold is the main draw.
Specimens of this size with this much Gold coverage from Tonopah, Nevada are incredibly rare today.
Circa 1910 - From the Tonopah District, San Antonio Mts, Nye County, Nevada.
Measures 15.4 cm by 12.6 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Price $3500

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MIN#Denver2015-81 NEW!

Exceptional specimen featuring Amethyst sceptered Quartz crystals on Microcline!
This is an amazing specimen, with all points completely Amethyst and the larger crystals
displaying full scepters of purple Amethyst. The crystals in the center measure to 5.5 cm
in size and all display glassy-lustrous surfaces. In excellent condition with a great display.
From the Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 8 cm by 9.2 cm by 5 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2015-82 NEW!

Exceptional combination of Scheelite with crystal-clear Fluorite on Muscovite!
These combos have become very rare in the marketplace and this is one of the best I've seen in years.
The Scheelite is vibrant and translucent with glassy-lustrous surfaces while the size of both the Fluorite
and Scheelite at 2.5 cm offers an beautiful matching display. In excellent condition with no contacting.
From the Mt. Xuebaoding Mine, Pingwu, Sichuan Province of China.
Measures 6.2 cm by 5 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.

Price $2500

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MIN#Denver2015-83 NEW!

Fine crystal of Beryl var. Aquamarine standing upright atop white Albite!
A beautiful blue crystal with a transparent gemmy tip standing tall against the starkly
contrasting Albite crystal surface. This Aquamarine measures 5 cm in size and displays
glassy surfaces with a perfect flat termination. In excellent condition with no detractions.
From the Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 8.5 cm by 6 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2015-101 NEW!

Graceful and artistic display of Native Wire Silver rising up from a Calcite and Acanthite matrix!
This is one of the prettiest wire Silvers I've seen in a long time from Guanajuato. The largest curling
wire rises 4 cm above the matrix before looping around at the top. Smaller curling wires can be seen
around the periphery and all are bright and lustrous. A very impressive wire Silver miniature for sure.
From Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Measures 6 cm by 6 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2015-103 NEW!

Excellent combination specimen featuring large tabular crystals of Golden Barite with Stibnite sprays!
This is the first of these that I've seen in years and the Barite crystals are the largest I've ever seen
from this locality. They glow a deep golden coloration and are gemmy to translucent (more gemmy at
or near the edges and tips), with a strong surface glassy luster. The Stibnite sprays jut outwards near
the lower right and are complete and undamaged. A very attractive combo that is almost impossible to
find at the shows these days. This specimen came from an older collection and is in excellent condition.
From the Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramures County, Romania.
Measures 6.5 cm by 5.4 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Charles M. Noll Mineral Collection
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MIN#Denver2015-104 NEW!

Aesthetic specimen featuring blue Azurite crystal blades with chatoyant Malachite!
This is one of the better Bisbee Azurite with Malachite specimens of this size range that I've seen in
a number of years. The blades are sharp and very lustrous, standing upright atop the gossan matrix
with minimal contacting. They are accented by Malachite, including the two wonderful radial sprays
of chatoyant green near the lower edge. The eye appeal of this 125 year old specimen is excellent!
Circa 1880s - From the Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona.
Measures 6.7 cm by 5.8 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2015-105 NEW!

Fine crystals of Beryl var. Goshenite nestled atop Schorl Tourmaline!
This is a really cute specimen. A group of these fine Goshenite on Schorls recently came to market
and I cherry picked some of the best specimens from those available. The Goshenites are mostly
doubly terminated and gemmy to translucent with glassy crystal faces. They contrast very well
with the shiny black surfaces of the Schorl Tourmaline crystals they sit atop. In excellent condition.
From the Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 5.5 cm by 4.2 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Price $985

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Rare old classic featuring Hematite colored Calcite crystals surrounded by light green Barite!
A seldom seem locality combination from the Pallaflat Mine which has been worked since the
1880's. The Calcites are centered perfectly and exhibit reddish-brown tips due to a slight inclusion
of Hematite. Light green Barite tabs surround the Calcite crystals and are transparent with a strong
glassy luster. This is a gorgeous miniature and a rare opportunity. Very clean with few contacts.
From the Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England.
Measures 5.5 cm by 7.5 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2015-108 NEW!

Exceptional combination specimen featuring dark green Epidote crystals with Quartz on matrix!
This is one of the finest plates of Epidote from the Green Monster that I've seen in years. It's also unusual because it
displays large, terminated Epidote crystals standing upright in isolation among the crystal-clear Quartz points. Usually
these specimens appear as clusters of criss-crossing Epidote crystals so this specimen really stands out. I prefer the
isolated look over the clusters and this specimen is certain to please with it's glassy-lustrous crystals and lack of contacts.
From Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan Dist., Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska.
Measures 13 cm by 12.5 cm by 11.8 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2015-109 NEW!

Attractive specimen of Amber Barite crystals perched atop yellow Calcite crystal covered matrix!
Gemmy golden-brown crystals of Barite stand mostly upright, surrounded by bright yellow Calcite.
The tips are terminated and the crystals are transparent with a strong internal glow beneath glassy
crystal faces. The specimen is in excellent condition with only one tiny contact on the back edge crystal.
From the Elk Creek locality, Dalzell, Meade County, South Dakota.
Measures 7.5 cm by 9 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Price $1500

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Incredible plate of large pristine and gemmy Calcite crystals on smaller hexagonal Calcites!
Stunning plate featuring several large and super gemmy Calcite crystals sitting atop a plate covered
by dozens of smaller hexagonal Calcite crystals. The crystals are all very glassy and lustrous and the
smaller Calcites are mostly upright white the larger Calcites lay across the top. In excellent condition.

From Daye County, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China.
Measures 13 cm by 13 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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VERY RARE!! Fine Native Gold crystals on Quartz matrix from North Carolina!
This is a very impressive crystalline Gold specimen from the site of America's first gold rush!
A rich scattering of fine Gold crystals is spread across the surface of this grainy Quartz matrix.
I don't have an exact date for this specimen but I would estimate it dates back to the mid to late
1800's. This would make a great addition to a type Gold or North Carolina mineral collection.
From the old Gold Mining District of North Carolina.
Measures 5.5 cm by 8.4 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

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Exceptional specimen featuring pinkish Calcite crystals atop Hematite stalactites!
This is a rare specimen from Iron River, Michigan. It features Calcite crystals  measuring to 2 cm in size set atop Calcite
and Hematite stalactites. I must admit, this is the first of these unique specimens that I've seen and it is very aesthetic
and in perfect condition. The crystals are complete and lustrous and the stalactites are uncontacted with full rounded tips.

From Iron River, Menominee iron range, Iron County, Michigan.

Measures 12 cm by 7.5 cm by 6 cm in total size.
Price $2850

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Very rare specimen featuring dendritic Native Copper crystals branching outwards atop matrix!
This is a Jerome, Arizona Copper specimen and this has to be one of the most difficult localities to find
anywhere. I've only seen two or possibly three specimens of Native Copper from Jerome in all my years
of searching and this is by far the finest of those. The crystalline structure of the specimen is very distinct
and dendritic and it's apparent the crystals formed inside a very narrow pocket inside matrix, hence there
somewhat flattened appearance. The crystals are lustrous beneath an antique patina which is original.
From the Jerome, Verde District, Black Hills, Yavapai County, Arizona.
Measures 6.5 cm by 7.5 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.

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Classic specimen of white Calcite "fingers" rising up from matrix!
This very aesthetic specimen is from Silverton, Colorado and dates back to the mining days
of the 1940s - 1950's. It is in excellent condition with complete fingers and a sparkling, lustrous
surface that really sets off some serious flash under any type of lighting. One of the first I've seen.
From the Sunnyside Mine group (American Tunnel Mine), Eureka District, San Juan Co., Colorado.
Measures 4.2 cm by 6 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2015-117 NEW!

Extremely rare specimen of Native Silver wires with Galena on layered matrix!
There are numerous patches of Native Silver wires atop and between the layered matrix and some
display wires of good thickness like the wires near the bottom. This is a very rich specimen and one
of the finest examples I've encountered from the Broken Hill locality. They are so rare that I only
come across one every few years or so and this is by far the largest plate (cabinet sized) I've seen.
From Browne's Shaft, Junction Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia.
Measures 10.7 cm by 8.4 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.

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Impressive plate of brown phantomed Calcite crystals atop dark brown Fluorite!
This is one of the larger Pugh Quarry Calcites I've seen in recent years. It resembles a mountain
with its peaks and valleys and translucent white tips. Most of the Calcite crystals display a brown
center which may be indicative of the brown Fluorite matrix beneath or simply a brown Calcite
phantom. This specimen displays very well with flashy surfaces and is in excellent condition.
From the Pugh Quarry (France Stone Co. Custar Quarry), Weston, Wood County, Ohio.
Measures 15.5 cm by 11 cm by 7.2 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2015-120 NEW!

Gemmy green spiral clusters of Green Apophyllite on lustrous Stilbite crystals!
These popular "Well" Apophyllites have become very difficult to find in recent years
since most specimens have now disappeared into private collections and no new discoveries
have been made. This cabinet sized plate features two separate radial sprays, a "bow tie"
spray at upper left and a ball spray to the right. The Stilbite crystals cover the front and
climb over to backside of the volcanic matrix. In excellent condition with a great display.
From Momin Akhada, Rahuri, Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra, India.
Measures 11.5 cm by 16 cm by 6.7 cm in total size.

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Price $3500

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