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The Denver 2016 Mineral Showrooms

* Updated December 8th, 2016 *

MIN#Denver2016-81 NEW!

RARE!! Brilliant Diamond attached to Kimberlite matrix from South Africa!
Matrix Diamond specimens from South Africa are extremely rare in that most Diamonds are found free
of their matrix. I've only seen two or three matrix specimens in the past 20 years and this crystal represents
the largest. It measures .7 cm in size and approximately 1.2 carats. It displays an intense, white brilliance
through very crystalline surfaces. As is typical for the locality, the Diamond surfaces are covered with multiple
secondary crystal faces, imparting a dazzling light reflectivity that shines like a spotlight under case lighting.
From the De Beers Mine, Kimberley, Francis Baard District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Measures 4.3 cm by 4.5 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.

Price $14,500

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MIN#Denver2016-82 Sold!

Gorgeous cluster of deep blue Fluorite with Calcite!
This is one of my favorite colors for Illinois Fluorite and I acquire every specimen I can find.
Unfortunately, there aren't many blues available at the shows these days. This specimen is a lovely
example with a deep blue coloration set atop what appears to be a lavender base. The crystals are
sharp and smooth with lustrous surfaces. In great condition with only a couple of small contacts.
From the Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 5 cm by 5.3 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Price $895

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MIN#Denver2016-83 NEW!

Brilliant tabulars crystals of orange Wulfenite on matrix!
Fine specimen featuring nearly a dozen sharp crystals from the Los Lamentos Mine!
The crystals are complete and incredibly glassy with barely a visible contact to speak of.
Any contacts that are present are very tiny and virtually invisible without loupe magnification.
For a specimen of this size with crystals of this size, this specimen is in excellent condition.
From the Los Lamentos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 9 cm by 12.3 cm by 3.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Brown Mineral Collection
Price $4850

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MIN#Denver2016-84 Sold!

Large raspberry-purple Fluorite cube sitting atop a Sphalerite cluster on Dolostone!
Aesthetic combination from this classic locality, featuring a 5.2 cm cube of Fluorite, corner
to corner. The cube is nearly perfect with only a couple of contacts that blend well into the
lustrous surfaces. The Fluorite sits atop a blindingly lustrous cluster of Sphalerite crystals and
both sit high atop a sparkling matrix of Dolostone. By the way, the Fluorite displays complete
crystal faces on every side so the specimen could be displayed on a rotating base if so desired.
From the Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 8.7 cm by 8.5 cm by 8.1 cm in total size.

Ex. Dr. Snizek Mineral Collection
Price $2850

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MIN#Denver2016-85 NEW!

Exceptional specimen of Native Silver wires atop Acanthite covered matrix!
True museum quality, this incredible German Silver has been in a private collection for years but was
offered to me during the Tucson Show and I was happy to acquire it for the website! The aesthetics are
stunning and it's difficult to walk away from the specimen without taking several glances as many people
found out for themselves while it was on display in my showcase. The wires rise up from the Acanthite
and climb upwards to create a unique variation of the classic tree shape! The bottom wires are very thick
and the second photo to the right even shows a perfect little "ram's horn"! The specimen is a true prize
for any collection and the antique patina and slight sprinkling of Pyrite are really nice.
From the Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Measures 10.7 cm by 4.8 cm by 3.3 cm in size.

Ex.
Wolfgang Wendel, Werschky, Kevin Ward, Brown Mineral Collections

Price $38,500

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MIN#Denver2016-86 Sold!

Beautiful plate of cherry-red Rhodochrosite rhombs set among needle Quartz with Tetrahedrite!
One of the prettiest Rhodochrosite plates from the show, this fine specimen is covered from one end
to the other with clear Quartz needles with a sprinkling of dark Tetrahedrites and Pyrite. Appearing
atop and among the Quartz needles are gorgeous rhombs of Rhodochrosite, measuring to 1.5 cm in size.
The rhombs are lustrous and gemmy transparent with a color glow that leaps out atop the white surfaces!
From the Hedgehog Pocket, Main Stope Drift, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado.
Measures 9 cm by 6 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

Price $9500

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MIN#Denver2016-87 NEW!

Exceptional specimen of Native Silver crystals in cluster atop small amounts of Native Copper!
Very well crystallized specimen, displaying numerous well formed crystals of Native Silver branching our
from the base and climbing upwards atop one another. All are terminated with rounded terminations and
the surfaces are highly lustrous with a light greyish patina. The look of this specimen reminds me somewhat
of the spoked Cerussite clusters and is the second Native Silver I've offered on the website with that structure.
From the Kearsarge Mine, Kearsarge, Houghton County, Michigan.
Measures 4 cm by 5.7 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Barnett, Kevin Ward Mineral Collections
Comes with a custom made, labeled display base
Price $6500

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MIN#Denver2016-88 NEW!

Classic Colorado mix of Galena cubes with tan Siderite on Sphalerite matrix!
One of the best combo specimens I've found in a long time from the Eagle Mine in the Gilman
Mining District, Eagle County, Colorado. The Siderite crystals are sharp and distinct with no
damage to speak of. The Galena cubes are matted but some have mirror-like faces as well.
From the Eagle Mine in the Gilman Mining District, Eagle County, Colorado.
Measures 5 cm by 10.3 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Brown Mineral Collection

Price $1450

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MIN#Denver2016-89 Sold!

Super glassy, large crystal blade of Wulfenite with smaller Wulfenite crystals on matrix!
The impressive Wulfenite in the foreground measures 2 cm in size. It is pristine and completely
translucent! The numerous smaller blades covering the background are virtually contact free and
the entire specimen exhibits that intensity of color that Red Cloud Wulfenites are reknown for.
From the Red Cloud Mine, La Paz County, Arizona.
Measures 3.7 cm by 5.5 cm by 2.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Rosewarne Mineral Collection
Price $1500

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MIN#Denver2016-90 Sold!

Attractive specimen featuring Barite crystals perched atop purple Fluorite cubes!
The contrast between these very lustrous, cream-colored Barite crystals and the deep purple Fluorite
cubes is stunning. The Fluorite displays smooth, satiny surfaces and a slightly reddish-purple coloration
when backlit or exposed to case lighting. In excellent condition with very well trimmed edges and no contacts.
From the Minerva Mine #1, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 8.4 cm by 6.5 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Tom Wiesner Collection
Price $895

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MIN#Denver2016-91 NEW!

Large, gemmy Brazilianite crystal!
This is a gorgeous gem and one of the largest Brazilianite crystals from
the show. It's perfectly terminated at top and has a complex termination at
the bottom where it terminated against a matrix host. Very glassy and lustrous!
From Conselheiro Pena Pegmatite District, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Measures 3.1 cm by 4.3 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
Price $2850

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MIN#Denver2016-92 Sold!

Large deep green Fluorite octahedrons in cluster!
A beautiful specimen from the Riemvasmaak locality in South Africa. The color is what
impresses but the surfaces are also very smooth and glassy which is top end for a Fluorite
from Riemvasmaak. As most probably know, the majority of these crystals are covered by
Quartz and this can affect the texture of the surfaces. In excellent condition with few contacts
along the bottom side trimming edge which is typical for Fluorites. A great looking cabinet piece.
From Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Measures 9.7 cm by 13.6 cm by 5.8 cm in total size.

Price $4500

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MIN#Denver2016-93 Sold!

VERY RARE!! Beautiful specimen of agatized Petrified Wood with elongated Groutite crystals!
To begin with, this material is very rare and difficult to find. Secondly, this specimen ranks as the best
I've seen and no other specimen has even come close. The lustrous, elongated silvery crystals of Groutite are
scattered atop the sparkling surfaces in the center of the petrified wood. Groutite is a rare Manganese Oxide
which is only known in quality from a few locales. The elongated crystals of Groutite measure to 6 mm in size.
From the Black Mesa near Kayenta, Navajo County, Arizona.
Measures 9.5 cm by 13 cm by 7 cm in total size.

Ex. W. Van Tichelen Collection
Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2016-94 NEW!

Aesthetic specimen of Golden Barite crystals climbing across matrix!
I haven't seen one of these Leadville Barites in years and was very happy to come
across this specimen from the show. The tabs are sharp and glassy with a gorgeous
golden coloration through semi-transparent surfaces. In excellent condition overall.
From the Sherman Mine, Upper Iowa Gulch, Leadville District, Lake Co., Colorado.
Measures 5 cm by 5.5 cm by 2.2 cm in total size.

Price $785

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MIN#Denver2016-95 NEW!

Pretty specimen featuring green Opal v. Hyalite draped across Smoky Quartz crystals!
Not something one sees very often from Erongo Mountain, the tips are in excellent shape.
Hyalite Opal is reknown for its strong fluorescence and this specimen does not disappoint.
From Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 4 cm by 6.1 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Bahmann Mineral Collection
Price $985

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MIN#Denver2016-96 NEW!

Large, lustrous crystal of Acanthite ps after Argentite!
We acquired a collection of this very large, super lustrous Acanthite crystals while in Denver
and they are quite the sight to see. Most if not all display some hoppering indicating a very quick
formation as the Acanthite pseudomorphed the higher temperature Argentite. Exceptional crystal!
From Fresnillo de Gonzalez Echeverria (Fresnillo), Mun. de Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Measures 3.7 cm by 2.8 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

Price $2500

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MIN#Denver2016-97 NEW!

Gorgeous crystals of deep golden-brown Smoky Quartz along a Microcline crystal on Albite!
This is from a locality I haven't seen before, Strzegom, Poland. The Smoky Quartz crystals are
a deep golden-brown color with gemmy interiors beneath glassy-lustrous surfaces. About half a
dozen Smoky crystals are in this cluster, all of which are terminated. Alongside the Smoky Quartz
on the left edge is a 3.5 cm absolutely pristine Microcline crystal! Both sit atop white Albite matrix.
From Strzegom (Striegau), Świdnica District, Strzegom-Sobótka Massif, Lower Silesia, Poland.
Measures 8 cm by 7.2 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Price $985

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MIN#Denver2016-98 NEW!

Gorgeous deep orange crystals of Orpiment in cluster!
I'm not finding as much of this material as I did in years past and this small cabinet sized specimen
is one of the better in terms of balance, color, and flash. There's also very little contacting on the
chisel-tipped Orpiment crystal surfaces which tends to be a problem with many of these specimens.
From Cut 62 of the Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada.
Measures 8.4 cm by 8.7 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Brown Mineral Collection

Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2016-99 NEW!

Amazing cabinet plate featuring large snowball Calcites with Siderite on Sphalerite!
I rarely see these impressive specimens at the shows and this one came to market from an older
European collection. This plate is in wonderful condition and displays numerous snowball Calcites,
measuring to 3 cm in size! They sit atop yellowish-brown Siderite crystals and a flashy-lustrous layer
of shiny Sphalerite crystals. Very aesthetic and 3-dimensional in appearance, this is a true classic!
From the Rudabánya, Rudabányai Mts, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary.
Measures 10.2 cm by 11.5 cm by 5 cm in total size.

Ex. Huber, Otto Fitz Mineral Collections
Price $2850

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MIN#Denver2016-100 NEW!

Ultra-fine "feather" dendrites of Native Gold in white Quartz matrix!
This old time Gold specimen was labeled as "Florence Mine Gold" but the appearance
is more fitting of the workings from Manhattan, Nevada, about 75 miles due north. The
specimen dates back to the early 1900's and is actually quite rich, with a good amount
of Gold dendrites inside the bright white matrix. The bottom side of the specimen shows
a heavy peppering of Gold and nearly every side displays visible color. Out of the 119.2
grams weight of this specimen, I would estimate at least a third is Gold weight and possibly
more. That would place the specimen between 1.25 to 2 ounces of Gold. More important to
me however is the fine feather structure which reminds me of Hope's Nose specimens. This
is what attracted me to the specimen - that and the past history of the old mining locality.
From Manhattan, Manhattan District, Nye County, Nevada.
Measures 7.4 cm by 4.7 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.
Ex. McLoughlin Mineral Collection
Price $2450

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MIN#Denver2016-100b NEW!

Scarcer specimen of Quartz var. Amethyst crystals in cluster!
These crystals are all perfectly terminated and glassy and a strong lustrous flash
when the specimen is rotated. There are over a dozen in total, with the largest crystal
measuring 3.2 cm in size. This is the first Amethyst I've had from this locality in years.
From the Kingston Range, San Bernardino County, California.
Measures 10.6 cm by 8.3 cm by 10 cm in total size.

Comes with a custom made display base
Price $1250

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MIN#Denver2016-100c NEW!

Tremendous plate featuring fine dendrites of Native Silver with Acanthite and Safflorite accenting!
This is a wonderful display piece from the classic Cobalt Mining District and is literally covered from one
end to the other with large dendritic structures of Native Silver. A peppering of grey Safflorite covers much of the
dendrites as does Acanthite drusy. This is incredible rich specimen and the display is beautifully presented atop white
Calcite covered surface. Much more impressive in person due to the difficulty of photographing sparkling surfaces.
From the Castle Mine, Haultain Township, Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada.
Measures 10.2 cm by 12.5 cm by 3.9 cm in total size.

Ex. Bishop Mineral Collection
Price $3500

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MIN#Denver2016-100d NEW!

Great looking arrangement of orange Selenite crystals in cluster!
These beautiful specimens come from a small salt lake just to the west of the small
town of Chinkapook. This is one of the prettier specimens I've seen recently and the
crystals are well terminated and super glassy with translucency. In excellent condition.
From Chinkapook Lake, Towan Plains Faunal Reserve, near Chinkapook, Victoria, Australia.
Measures 7.4 cm by 7.7 cm by 7.2 cm in total size.

Price $750

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MIN#Denver2016-100e NEW!

Brilliant surfaces highlight this plate featuring large cubic Galena crystals with Galena octahedrons on Dolostone!
The large Galenas at top sit atop the edge of the plate and display full crystal faces on both sides of the plate. The
largest cube measures over 5 cm in size. Galena octahedrons cover both sides of the Dolostone matrix with a
scattering of golden Chalcopyrite crystals. In excellent condition with lots of brilliance and luster on both sides.
From the Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri.
Measures 11.5 cm by 10 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Kimball Goddard Mineral Collection
Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2016-100f NEW!

Great combination specimen of Calcite crystals with yellow Barite on Sphalerite!
Great looking specimen featuring a large vertical Calcite crystal along the far left edge
with dozens of yellow Barite tabs draping over the center portion of the matrix. A second Calcite
lays horizontally along the base of the specimen. Both are terminated. In excellent condition.
From the Denton Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 5.5 cm by 6.9 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Tom Wiesner, Brown Mineral Collections

Price $585

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