The Denver 2016 Mineral Showrooms
January 1st, 2018 *
specimen featuring vertical Danburites covered by Quartz var. Citrine!
Incredibly flashy and quite aesthetic specimen which fully displays the crystal habit
of the large Danburite crystals beneath the micro-crystal coating of orange Quartz.
The color is deeper near the base and center and lightens a bit towards the top and
the light play of the Quartz coating is blinding under lighting. In pristine condition.
From Charcas, Mun. de
Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
Measures 8.1 cm by 7 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.
Gorgeous Quartz var. Amethyst scepter with
Beautiful specimen featuring a large, nearly 4 cm Amethyst scepter crystal
sitting among lighter colored, terminated Amethyst crystals. In excellent shape.
From Mun. Las Vigas de Ramírez (Mun. de Profesor Rafael
Ramírez), Veracruz, Mexico.
Measures 7 cm by 4 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Rolf Wein Mineral Collection
specimen of Schorl Tourmaline crystals sitting atop Cleavelandite with Quartz!
Here we have two lustrous Schorl Tourmaline crystals, sitting side by side, with the
over 10 cm in size. Both crystals are completely terminated and well striated with intense
from one end to the other. The front side base for both Schorls is a series of bladed
and a transparent Quartz crystal at the very bottom. In excellent condition with no
blemishes or contacts.
From the Shengus, Haramosh
Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Measures 11 cm by 4.8 cm by 4.1 cm in total size.
Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled display stand
Transparent golden crystals of Calcite on matrix from Tanzania!
This is the only pure Calcite specimen I've seen from Tanzania so they are definately not
in the marketplace. The crystals are actually large transparent blades with crystal faces
front display side. In other words, the blades are flat on the back side and display
modified faces on
front. The surfaces are flassy and lustrous with no visible contacting. An attractive and
Note - There are no photos of
Calcite for this locality on mindat.org, attesting to its rarity!
From Mwajanga, Simanjiro
District, Manyara Region, Tanzania.
Measures 11 cm by 8 cm by 7.3 cm in total size.
Ex. Graeber Mineral Collection
crystals of Pyrargyrite on matrix from Nevada!
This is probably the richest
specimen of Pyrargyrite I've ever seen from the great state of Nevada.
Deep red crystals cover the front and sides of this specimen and the color of the crystals
is so intense
that it's easy to see why this mineral has been called "Ruby Silver" in the
past. The crystals measure
to .8 cm in size and are highly lustrous. Eureka County was named for the Greek term which
to "I have found it!" are was created when Silver was discovered there in the
1870's. Rare and choice!
From the Eureka Mining District, Eureka County, Nevada.
Measures 3.5 cm by 3.5 cm by 2.2 cm in total size.
Large cabinet plate of forest green
Fluorite crystals appearing as botryoidal surfaces on matrix!
This is a new find that is different than anything else
I've seen from China. The crystals are small and gemmy
with a different shade of green. Under magnification I can see dozens of lustrous, stepped
angular faces but
the crystals all come together to complete the botryoidal, rolling surfaces. This was one
of the prettiest plates
from the new find in China. In excellent condition with an unusual color covered by
rolling luster and flash.
From the Xinyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China.
Measures 12.8 cm by 22 cm by 7.5 cm in total size.
plate of freestanding Stibnite crystals on matrix from a classic Nevada locality!
Easily one of the best examples of Stibnite from the old mining town of Manhattan, Nevada,
specimen is unusually complete and free of contacting. Stibnite specimens from this
so often found smashed and broken but most of these crystals are complete and terminated.
The incomplete crystal tips are well hidden among those which are pristine and the luster
excellent throughout. This is a well balanced, very well trimmed plate with a great
From the White Caps Mine, Manhattan,
Manhattan District, Toquima Range, Nye Co., Nevada.
Measures 5.2 cm by 10.5 cm by 10.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Charles M. Noll Mineral Collection
specimen featuring an elongated Barite crystal sitting atop Dolomite covered matrix!
Impressive specimen with a nearly 8 cm tall Barite, displaying a greenish-blue coloration
Barite Hematite inclusions along the left side of the interior. The crystal displays two
possibly a twinning, and also has two smaller crystals attached to the front and back
lustrous specimen with only a couple of minor contacts on the back side of the top
From Frizington, West
Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England.
Measures 8.4 cm by 5.9 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.
Ex. John Sippel, Rossum Mineral Collections
looking plate of Galena cubes with Sphalerite crystals on Chert matrix!
This is a well balanced specimen from the classic Tri-State Mining District. I've always
had an appreciation
for these old timers and this fine cabinet plate features lustrous Galenas to 3.5 cm in
Sphalerites frame the borders at both the top and bottom. In excellent condition with
great flash and eye appeal.
From the Joplin Field,
Tri-State District, Jasper County, Missouri.
Measures 9.7 cm by 9.8 cm by 6.3 cm in total size.
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