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The Denver 2016 Mineral Showrooms

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MIN#Denver2016-101 NEW!

Classic plate featuring fine ribbons of Native Gold scattered atop brown Quartz crystals!
I rarely encounted Colorado Gold specimens at the shows and this one came to market from an older
collection. The Hematite stained Quartz crystal surface plays host to numerous crystalline ribbons of
brilliant Native Gold, including several clusters. The Gold is very lustrous and easily visible against the
darker brown background. The is a cabinet sized plate and would make a great addition to a Colorado suite!
From the Telluride District (Upper San Miguel District), San Juan Mts, San Miguel County, Colorado.
Measures 12.6 cm by 9.6 cm by 7.4 cm in total size.

Price $6500

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MIN#Denver2016-102 NEW!

Gorgeous crystals of purple zoned, bluish-lavender Fluorite with Quartz accenting!
A wonderful cabinet specimen which displays darker purple phantoms beneath bluish exteriors
and lutrous crystal faces. The Fluorite is accented by sparkling Quartz clusters and sits atop a
drusy covered matrix. This is a very clean and blemish free specimen that sits all on its own.
From Berbes, Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain.
Measures 9.3 cm by 12.3 cm by 11 cm in total size.

Ex. Gunter Ertle Mineral Collection
Price $2850

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MIN#Denver2016-103 NEW!

Super lustrous specimen of botryoidal Arsenian Pyromorphite!
This is a dazzling specimen with a blinding luster and incredibly brilliant orange surfaces.
It's one of the finest Arsenian Pyromorphite miniatures I've seen in years and one that is
also very clean and free of surface blemishes which tend to be commonplace on these lovely
specimens. This a a pure orange Pyromorphite with very little bi-coloration. Extremely nice!
From the Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho.
Measures 6.8 cm by 5.2 cm by 2 cm in total size.

Ex. Galveston Mineral Collection
Price $2500

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MIN#Denver2016-104 NEW!

Another Colorado classic! This time it's a deep minty-green cluster of Green Fluorite cubes!
Impressive Colorado Fluorite featuring a large 6.5 cm cube, across the corners. The color is better than what one
normally sees from this classic locality and the surfaces display a highly reflective luster that rolls along the surfaces.
From the Sunnyside Mine (American Tunnel Mine), Bonita Peak, Gladstone, Eureka District, San Juan County, Colorado.
Measures 11.6 cm by 9.3 cm by 5 cm in total size.

Ex. Anderson Mineral Collection
Price $1850

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MIN#Tucson2016-74 NEW!

Gorgeous Gem!! A superb example of Precious Topaz on hard matrix from Katlang!
This crystal is so picture perfect and sharp that it almost appears to have been faceted!
The color is a brilliant pinkish-golden and the crystal bounces light around its interior like
a gemstone when highlighted. The Topaz measures just shy of an inch in size (2.3 cm) and it
resembles a stone that has been emerald cut. The surfaces are very glassy and lustrous with
clean edges and no contacts. This is one of the finest crystals I've seen in years from Katlang.

From Katlang, Mardan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan.
Measures 5 cm by 6.6 cm by 7 cm in total size.

Ex. Franz Lammer Collection
Price $3500

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MIN#Tucson2016-35 NEW!

Beautiful bi-colored specimen of Plumbogummite after Pyromorphite crystals!
This very fine specimen is from a recent find in China and was hand picked for its aesthetic
display and perfection of crystals. The largest crystals in this cluster measure around 1.5 cm
and there are dozen of terminated crystals spraying out in all directions. Surrounding the blue
crystals is a border of bright yellow Pyromorphite coloration indicating that the crystals only
have a partial pseudomorphing in this area. In excellent condition with crystals popping out
in all directions from the Pyromorphite seam running along the edge of the specimen. This is
a specimen that could be displayed in myriad of ways, all very attractive with superb color.
From the Yangshuo Mine, Guangxi Zhuang A. R., China.
Measures 4 cm by 6.1 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2016-107 NEW!

Brilliant cabinet display specimen featuring Chlorite included Quartz crystals on matrix!
A spectacular cluster with a main vertical crystal measuring 11+ cm in size, sitting atop the matrix
and terminated perfectly atop criss-crossing crystals at its base. The lower crystals display moss-like
inclusions of green Chlorite beneath crystal-clear surfaces. Very glassy and in excellent condition with
only two small natural contacts near the tips of the lower Quartz crystals. These do not detract and are
nearly invisible when the specimen is viewed. The main Quartz crystal is pristine with full brilliance.
From Ganesh Himal (Ganesha), Dhading District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal.
Measures 17.3 cm by 11.5 cm by 7.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Bahmann Mineral Collection
Price $2850

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MIN#Denver2016-108 NEW!

Gemmy crystals of Cobaltoan Calcite with Pyrite inclusions on Pyrite matrix!
This is an attractive plate featuring crystals of deep color with dark interiors. Under magnification, these interiors
are actually inclusions of Pyrite crystals. I don't recall seeing another specimen with this sort of inclusion from this
locality. The Calcites are glassy and reflective with a rolling luster. The only contacts are along the trimming edge.
From the Aghbar Mine, Bou Azer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco.
Measures 5.5 cm by 8 cm by 6.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Galveston Mineral Collection
Price $2450

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MIN#Tucson2016-49 NEW!

Very fine combination specimen featuring Quartz crystals on Dolomite with Pyrite cubes!
This is a very aesthetic specimen and one of the best balanced of these combos that I've seen in quite
some time. The Quartz crystals are in excellent condition and are the Dolomites. Lustrous, golden cubes
of Pyrite are located near the bottom of the plate and I only detect a single contact along the trim edge.

From the Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Measures 10.8 cm by 13.5 cm by 9 cm in total size.

Ex. Galveston Mineral Collection
Price $2850

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MIN#Denver2016-110 NEW!

Impressive plate featuring bright green Uvarovite Garnet on matrix!
This is one of the better Uvarovite specimens I've had the pleasure of offering on the website.
It's small cabinet in size and richly covered from left to right with lustrous green Uvarovite Garnets
in varying sizes. The largest of these measure 4 mm in size which is pretty large for the locality. All
are gemmy with bright, reflective surfaces. The only contacts of note are those along the trim edge.
From the Saranovskii Mine (Saranovskoe), Permskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Measures 5.5 cm by 11.2 cm by 2.1 cm in total size.

Ex. Galveston Mineral Collection
Price $2450

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MIN#Denver2016-112 NEW!

Rare specimen of gemmy yellow Anglesite crystals on Galena matrix!
This is a rare specimen from the famous Tsumeb Mine and it displays some of the deepest
colored crystals I've seen in a long time. The crystals are very glassy and transparent with
sharp, pristine terminations. The color is similar to that of golden Barite and the largest crystal
measures 1.2 cm in size. In fine condition with only a few of the normal trimming edge contacts.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia.
Measures 2.7 cm by 3.1 cm by 1.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Galveston Mineral Collection
Price $1500

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MIN#Denver2016-113 NEW!

Fine crystals of reddish Manganoan Smithsonite on matrix!
One of the finest examples I've seen in years, this specimen is from an older European collection and
features Smithsonite crystals that measure to 1.8 cm in size across the corners. The color is a strong reddish-
pink and the surfaces are very glassy and reflective. In excellent condition with no contacts or detractions.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia.
Measures 6.2 cm by 3.1 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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MIN#Denver2016-114 NEW!

Exceptional display of green Dioptase with Wulfenite on blue Plancheite!
A beautiful color display, the Dioptase crystals are sharp and very glassy with many being doubly terminated.
The addition of several orange Wulfenite crystals is especially sweet. The backing is matrix with a blue layer
of Plancheite. The specimen is in very good condition with only a few contacts where crystals touched matrix.
From the Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia.
Measures 8.3 cm by 6.8 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Galveston Mineral Collection
Price $3500

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MIN#Tucson2016-57 NEW!

Lovely specimen of uniquely colored Calcite crystals on sparkling Quartz crystals!
The Calcites penetrate one another as if twinned and exhibit a unique darker brown outer
edge over gemmy golden interiors. The specimen appears to be phantomed and this is one
of the first specimens of this type that I've offered from India. Save for a single tiny corner
bump, the crystals are perfect and glassy-lustrous. The largest Calcite measures 3.5 cm and
with proper lighting, all three glow brilliantly against the dazzling Quartz crystal lined matrix.

From the Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India.
Measures 12.5 cm by 10.2 cm by 5.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Galveston Mineral Collection
Price $2450

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MIN#Denver2016-116 NEW!

RARE old classic of Rhodochrosite crystals on Pyrolusite from Germany!
This is a specimen that dates back to the mid 1800's and is from a locality that rarely appears in the
marketplace. The crystals are quite gemmy and cover the dark Pyrolusite matrix in a way that makes them
very similar in appearance to South African Rhodochrosite specimens. The Louise Mine is an old iron mine that
closed over 80 years ago. Specimens of Rhodochrosite of this quality are almost unheard of from this classic locale.
From the Louise Mine, Bürdenbach, Altenkirchen, Wied Iron Spar District, Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Measures 7.8 cm by 4.2 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.

Price $4500

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MIN#Denver2016-117 NEW!

Very fine specimen of Andradite Garnet with Calcite accenting!
Sharp, glassy dodecahedrons of Andradite Garnet fill this concave shaped matrix, with the largest crystals
perched across the very top. The surfaces are reflective and lustrous and there are no detractions or contacts
worth mentioning. One of the better examples I've seen from this locality and one that displays extremely well.
From the Stanley Butte area, Stanley Dist., Santa Teresa Mts, San Carlos Indian Reservation, Graham Co., Arizona.
Measures 8.8 cm by 8 cm by 6.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Galveston Mineral Collection
Price $2450

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MIN#Tucson2016-53 NEW!

Aesthetic specimen of Malachite over Cuprite crystals on yellow Smithsonite!
Good looking combination specimen with the Cuprite occupying the matrix recess and
exhibiting a green Malachite coating. The concave matrix is covered by small glassy
crystals of yellow Smithsonite across almost the entire surface. In excellent condition.

From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 6 cm by 6.9 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2016-119 NEW!

Very fine combination specimen featuring Inesite with Hydroxylapophyllite and Tobermorite!
This is an interesting specimen in that the side shown displays hundreds of small acicular Inesite
crystal sprays while the opposite side is botryoidal in habit. Blocky, transparent crystals of glassy
Hydroxylapophyllite can be seen atop the far left side of the specimen, running towards the middle.
Small, round clusters of Tobermorite add additional contrast to the very clean, lustrous Inesite surfaces.
From the Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Measures 7.2 cm by 5.7 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Galveston Mineral Collection
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MIN#Denver2016-120 NEW!

Classic specimen of Native Leaf Silver perched atop Acanthite coated matrix!
Lovely specimen that is both aesthetic and very rich with a large sheet of Native Silver covering both the
front and back sides of the matrix. Under a loupe, one can clearly see crystalline dendrites along the edges
of the leaf Silver in addition to some small Silver wires. The matrix is filled with numerous seams of Silver.
From the Castle Mine (Castle-Trethewey Mine), Haultain Township, Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada.
Measures 8.3 cm by 6.3 cm by 2 cm in total size.

Ex. Bishop Mineral Collection
Price $2850

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MIN#Denver2016-120b NEW!

Flashy specimen featuring green Chromian Grossular Garnets in cluster!
This is one of the best Chrome Grossulars that I've seen and offered in quite some time.
The crystals are sharp and incredibly glassy, giving the surfaces an intense flash when the
specimen is rotated in my hand. It is beautifully trimmed with green druse framing the edges.
From the Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada.
Measures 5.1 cm by 5.8 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.

Ex. Edward David, Galveston Mineral Collections
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MIN#Denver2016-120c NEW!

Fine specimen displaying crystalline balls of lilac colored Creedite on matrix!
These are actually quite scarce specimens due to the fact that there is very little collecting of minerals at the
Henderson Mine which is a huge Molybdenum mining operation. Fortunately some miners took the time out
from their busy schedule to save these specimens and they occasionally appear in the marketplace. This one
has better color than what I normally see and the crystalline balls are in excellent condition with no bruising.
From the Henderson Mine, Dailey District (Jones Pass District), Clear Creek County, Colorado.
Measures 6 cm by 9 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

Price $985

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MIN#Denver2016-120d Sold!

Large crystal of amber Barite on yellow Calcite!
Actually, there are several amber Barite crystals laying atop the yellow Calcite but the first
crystal you notice is the large, gemmy, nearly 7 cm crystal in the foreground. It's also doubly
terminated, making for a very impressive crystal. Overall, the specimen is in excellent condition
with no detractions or contacts save for one tiny bump along the upper tip of the largest crystal,
visible under magnification. The Barite crystals have a deep coloration which glows with lighting.
From the Elk Creek locality, Dalzell, Meade County, South Dakota.
Measures 6.5 cm by 5.9 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Edward David, Galveston Mineral Collections
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MIN#Denver2016-120e NEW!

Fine crystal blades of bright orange Wulfenite on matrix from Iran!
Blades of orange Wulfenite cover the matrix from top to bottom with excellent brilliance
and flash. The blades measure to 1.5 cm in size with only a few chips well hidden among
the dozens of crystals atop the white surfaces. A good looking specimen from a new locale.
From the Anarak District, Nain County, Esfahan Province, Iran.
Measures 9.5 cm by 4.7 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

Price $985

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MIN#Denver2016-120f NEW!

Brilliant crystalline balls of translucent green Prehnite on matrix!
Dazzling surfaces highlight this beautiful specimen of slightly yellowish-green Prehnite.
The surfaces are pristine and the crystalline spheres of Prehnite show great translucence!
From the Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania.
Measures 4.7 cm by 7 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.

Ex. David Dinsmore Collection
Price $895

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MIN#Denver2016-120g NEW!

"The Silver Boot"

Large, heavy, and VERY RICH plate of Native Silver dendrites with Acanthite and Erythrite in matrix!
This is a big plate that is loaded with Native Silver from one end to the other! The Silver seams go all the
way through to both sides of the slab and the specimen has been left natural on the back side for contrast.
The weigh is 1818 grams (58 ounces) or nearly 5 troy lbs, the majority of which is Silver weight. Small recesses
inside the plate are filled with pink Erythrite, attesting to the specimen's origin. Sits upright without a base!
From the Cobalt Mining District, Ontario, Canada.
Measures 17 cm by 15.8 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2016-120h NEW!

"The Silver Boot 2"

Large, heavy, and VERY RICH plate of Native Silver dendrites with Acanthite and Erythrite in matrix!
This is a big plate that is loaded with Native Silver from one end to the other! The Silver seams go all the
way through to both sides of the slab which have been cut and polished for collectors who prefer this style.
The weigh is 477 grams (15.34 ounces) or 1.28 troy lbs, the majority of which is Silver weight. Small recesses
inside the plate show pink Erythrite, attesting to the specimen's origin. A beautiful plate with great seams!
From the Cobalt Mining District, Ontario, Canada.
Measures 17.1 cm by 14.3 cm by .7 cm in total size.

Ex. Bishop Mineral Collection
Price $985

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MIN#Denver2016-120i Sold!

Vibrant, glowing specimen of Golden Fluorite cubes in cluster from France!
This is a beautiful Fluorite cluster, exhibiting deep golden, gemmy interiors and very glassy
crystal faces. The luster is intense and there is a slight zoning just beneath the surface of each
cube. The largest cubes measure 3.2 cm by 2.6 cm in size. In very good condition with only
a couple of very tiny cube corner contacts and the normal edge trimming incompleteness.
From the Mespeuliere Vein, Valzergues, Decazeville, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France.
Mined in 1990 - Measures 9.7 cm by 9 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Ex. H. Obodda, Galveston Mineral Collections
Price $2250

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MIN#Denver2016-120j NEW!

Very impressive plate of large Galenas with Sphalerite and Dolomite on Chert from the Tri-State Mining District!
Easily one of the better Tri-State specimens I've seen. It features three large and very lustrous Galenas atop
the center of this Sphalerite and Dolomite crystal covered Chert matrix. The Galenas measure to 6 cm in size
across the corners and are complete with a mirror-like surface luster. They are surrounded by smaller Galenas
cubes of equal luster, with a large 3.4 cm reddish-brown Sphalerite crystal sitting atop the far right side. A very
well balanced and visually pleasing specimen with no damage or contacting to speak of. This one is sure to please.
From Picher Field, Tri-State District, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.
Measures 10 cm by 15 cm by 9.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Galveston Mineral Collection
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