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The Denver 2016 Mineral Showrooms

* Updated February 23rd, 2017 *

MIN#Denver2016-121 NEW!

Pretty mix of reddish-orange Spessartine Garnets with Smoky Quartz crystals and white Albite!
This is one of my favorite combinations and the intensity of the Garnet color on this specimen is better
than what I normally see. These came out last decade for the most part and have become much more
difficult to find in the marketplace. This specimen is in excellent condition with no detractions to speak of.
From the Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China.
Measures 7.5 cm by 7.8 cm by 5.5 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2016-122 Sold!

Gemmy crystals of amber colored Barite perched atop deep yellow Calcites crystals!
A classic specimen that displays a good amoung of transparency to go along with a deep coloration.
Both crystals are perfectly terminated and exhibit glassy-lustrous surfaces. They crystals are beautifully
contrasted byt the yellow Calcite which completely covers the host matrix. Can be displayed large crystal
horizontal or large crystal vertical. Both presentations look great and the specimen is in excellent condition.
From the Elk Creek locality, Dalzell, Meade County, South Dakota.
Measures 3.6 cm by 5 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.

Price $2500

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MIN#Denver2016-123 NEW!

Exceptional specimen featuring large Topaz crystals set atop Albite matrix!
Impressively large centerpiece displaying over half a dozen light bluish-green Topaz crystals
on a matrix of white Albite. The crystals are very glassy surfaced with great form and translucent
to gemmy interiors. The largest measures 7.5 cm in width and sits perfectly atop the matrix as the
largest crystal always should do. The other Topaz crystals of various size surround it as they work
their way down the matrix. I can't stress enough how textbook the Topaz crystal habits are and the
specimen is in excellent condition with no noticeable contact chips to any of the center Topaz crystals.

From the lower Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan Province, Pakistan.
Measures 15.5 cm by 13.4 cm by 11.4 cm in total size.

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Price $12,500

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MIN#Denver2016-124 NEW!

Beautiful plate of green Pyromorphite on matrix!
A large display plate, covered with dozens of vertical, terminated Pyromorphite crystals. Fine Pyromorphite
specimens of this size have become very difficult to find these days and this specimen comes from a private
collection as many do. It was purchased when the material appeared about a decade ago, first residing in the
Steve Smale collection. The color can best be described as deep green with just a very slight touch of yellow.
The picture above is more yellow than the actual specimen, probably due to the camera flash. The plate is in
excellent condition with no detractions or problem areas. It's a very attractive display piece with good flash.
From the Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Measures 8 cm by 11.7 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.

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Price $12,500

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MIN#Denver2016-125 NEW!

Appealing plate featuring Quartz crystal sprays atop Galena and Marcasite covered matrix!
This is a great looking combo plate and the various minerals are all sharp and complementary
of one another. The Galenas are sharp and lustrous with their rounded gray surfaces. The Pyrite
crystals appear as thin blades and are capped off by dramatic crystal sprays of white Quartz. In
excellent condition overall, I hand picked this specimen for its aesthetical balance and qualities.
From the Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria.
Measures 10 cm by 10.5 cm by 6 cm in total size.

Price $985

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MIN#Denver2016-126 NEW!

A Vanadinite crystal "flower"!
A beautiful specimen, displaying a huge 4 cm Vanadanite sitting atop a base of smaller
Vanadinite crystals. It looks like a flower with the numerous angles and stepped corners.
There even appears to be some slight hoppering due to the size of the crystal. All the crystal
surfaces are brilliantly lustrous and colored a deep, translucent glowing orange. In excellent
condition with no detracting contacts. The ridge which rises outwards along the bottom center
displays some light matrix influence but nothing more. One of the largest Vanadinites I've seen.

From the Coud'a workings, Mibladen Mining District, Midelt, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
Measures 6.3 cm by 3.7 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2016-127 NEW!

Fine crystals of canary-yellow Cerussite climbing upwards atop matrix!
A wonderful example with pristine crystals covered by a soft, flowing luster.
The largest Cerussite crystal at the very top measures 1.8 cm in size. No damage.

From the Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Measures 4.5 cm by 2.2 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

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Price $1250

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MIN#Denver2016-128 NEW!

Fine halfbreed featuring Native Silver crystals atop larger crystals of Native Copper!
This specimen can be displayed from several angles but this one is my favorite. The bright
white and lustrous Silver crystals sit side by side atop the Copper, terminating outwards in
different directions.
The large Copper crystal at the bottom is accented by bits of Calcite.
From the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.
Measures 5.8 cm by 3 cm in size.

Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2016-129 NEW!

Exceptional cluster of Epidote ps after large Magnetite crystals!
I haven't seen too many of these unusual specimens but this one would have to rank in the top
5% - 10%. The original Magnetite crystal habits are super sharp and well perserved by the Epidote
pseudomorphing. A rolling luster is present atop the surfaces and the specimen is in wonderful condition.
From a locality near the Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan.
Measures 8.5 cm by 8.2 cm by 5.7 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2016-130 NEW!

Bright and lustrous Galena crystals set high atop host Chert matrix!
These are modified Galenas, all of which display a brilliant luster atop modified surfaces and
areas of secondary crystallization. I think the isolated appearance of the Galenas on the matrix is one
that makes this specimen one of the more aesthetic plates I've seen recently. In excellent condition.
From the Picher Mine, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.
Measures 7.7 cm by 14.5 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Price $1500

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MIN#Denver2016-131 NEW!

Large, impressive specimen of Schorl Tourmaline with Quartz and Albite from California!
Doubly terminated and beautifully striated with glossy black surfaces, this is the largest Schorl
I've seen from the Oceanview Mine. It's accented by Quartz crystals along the edges and fine
white Albite blades on the back side. In excellent condition with a small single contact at bottom.

From the 49ers Pocket, Oceanview Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California.
Measures 9.5 cm by 6.2 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2016-132 NEW!

Large crystals of Sulfur set atop Aragonite covered matrix!
Great looking specimen with Sulfur crystals measuring 3.5 cm, 3.3 cm, and 3.2 cm in size!
All three crystals are doubly terminated with great looking faces and only one minor contact
which does not detract. The surfaces are satiny lustrous with a fine internal translucence.

From Agrigento, Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy.
Measures 4.6 cm by 6.6 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Price $2500

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MIN#Denver2016-133 NEW!

Gorgeous Quartz var. Amethyst hoppered crystal!
This crystal is stunning. It exhibits a complex hoppered structure with also features several
terminations. The color is an intense purple intermingled with lighter purple and just a touch of
Hematite orange. Incredibly glassy and flashy, the crystal is in excellent condition with a perfect tip.
From the Goboboseb Mts, Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 10 cm by 8.6 cm by 8.2 cm in total size.

Price $2450

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MIN#Denver2016-134 NEW!

Lovely specimen featuring two Beryl var Aquamarine crystals crossing atop Albite with Apatite!
This is a true work of art. Both gemmy blue Aquamarines are doubly terminated, forming a Saint Andrew's
cross near the center. The right Aquamarine steps down below the cross but the form is perfect. Two pinkish
Apatite crystals measuring to 2.5 cm in size sit atop the specimen which is completely framed by bright white
crystals of Albite. The eye appeal and aesthetical qualities of this specimen are exceptional. No damage.
From Baha, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Measures 8.7 cm by 5.5 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2016-135 NEW!

New find featuring a deep Golden Calcite crystal with Hematite on smaller Golden Calcite crystals!
The crystals are deeply colored and gemmy. The reddish patches are Hematite accents atop earlier
surfaces which have now been mostly overgrown, coloring the Calcite internally. In pristine condition.
From the Gowd Mine, Anarak District, Nain County, Esfahan, Iran.

Measures 10.8 cm by 9.8 cm by 6.2 cm in total size.

Price $2450

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MIN#Denver2016-136 Sold!

Gemmy crystals of Smoky Quartz rising vertically above stark white Calcite covered matrix!
This is a stunning specimen with the brown Smoky crystals popping visually against the white background.
The largest of these measures 4.5 cm in length and all are super gemmy with glass-like interiors and a
glowing, rootbeer-brown coloration. The tips are perfectly terminated and there are no problems anywhere.
From the Giuv Valley, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Graubünden), Switzerland.
Measures 12.5 cm by 11.6 cm by 6.8 cm in total size.

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Price $2850

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MIN#Denver2016-137 Sold!

Stunning specimen featuring vibrant needle balls of blue Aurichalcite with Calcite!
This is a dazzling specimen, with a rich, heavy covering of bright blue Aurichalcite
needle ball clusters atop brown matrix. Fine translucent crystals of Calcite accent the
surface and add additional contrast to the plate. In excellent condition with no damage.
From the Copper Queen Mine, Queen Hill, Bisbee, Warren Dist., Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona.
Measures 8.9 cm by 14.7 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.

Price $895

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MIN#Denver2016-138 NEW!

Translucent blades of orange Stilbite in cluster with Quartz accents!
A beautiful specimen from a Stilbite locality I don't often see in the marketplace. The crystal blades
are glassy translucent and lusterous. They are bordered by sparkling clusters of white Quartz which
serve to frame the Stilbites at the top and along the bottom. In excellent condition with no detractions.
From Garrawilla Station, Pottinger County, New South Wales, Australia.
Measures 6.4 cm by 10 cm by 6.3 cm in total size.
Ex. E. Schlichter Mineral Collection

Price $895

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MIN#Denver2016-139 NEW!

Lovely crystal cluster spray of transparent Quartz from France!
This is a very aesthetic crystal spray, displaying a fan-like arrangement of Quartz points
rising up from a bed of smaller Quartz crystals. The terminations are all complete and nearly
pristine except for one small contact that is practically invisible against the clear tips and interiors.
The specimen has been stabilized along the bottom to seal and strengthen a natural crack in the base.
From Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France.
Measures 10 cm by 9.1 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2016-140b NEW!

Exceptional Calcite crystal sitting atop Barite from Colorado!
This
is a rare specimen featuring a large Calcite crystal atop Barite from Otero County, Colorado.
This is the finest specimen I can remember offering from Otero County and they are definately not
common in this size or quality. Most are found by cracking open
nodules/concretions in the local
Cretaceous-aged Pierre Shale. This large 7.5 cm Calcite is lustrous, translucent and exceptional.

From La Junta, Otero County, Colorado.
Measures 9.5 cm by 7.4 cm by 5.7 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2016-140c NEW!

Fine, gemmy crystals of violet accented Blue Fluorite on Dolomite covered matrix!
Some of the Dolomite crystals can actually be seen through the clear, glassy faces of the
transparent Fluorites. The color combination is lovely there are only a few tiny contacts.
From the Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou City, Yizhang, Hunan Province of China.
Measures 10.5 cm by 11.6 cm by 6.1 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2016-140d NEW!

Beautiful plate of gemmy Smoky Quartz crystals with a large Smoky Gwindel at top!
This is a wonderful plate, covered with gemmy, terminated Smoky Quartz crystals from one end
to the other. At the very top is a very impressive Smoky Gwindel measuring 6.2 cm by 7 cm in size.
The Gwindel, like the other Smoky crystals, displays glassy surfaces with transparent interiors.
Along the very edges is a slight accenting of Chlorite, giving the tips a slightly frosted appearance.
There is no damage and the plate is very well trimmed. The slight twist in the Gwindel really catches the
light and rolls it across the surfaces when the specimen is rotated ever so slightly. Great cabinet piece!
From the Argentière Glacier, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France.
Measures 13.2 cm by 9.9 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2016-140e NEW!

Sweet cluster of Calcite rhombs accented by olive-green Duftite!
This specimen has a structure that resembles two pillars, side by side,
completely formed from white Calcite rhombs overlayed with a sparkling
coating of green Duftite. One rhomb peeks through at lower left but the
vast majority of Calcites are covered by the Duftite. In excellent condition.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 6.4 cm by 4.2 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2016-140f NEW!

Impressive specimen featuring large Adularia crystals perched atop matrix!
Adularia is the gem gem variety of Orthoclase and it can form large translucent crystals
when found in quality. This is a lovely specimen that exhibits both great form and exceptional
presentation. The surfaces are glassy-lustrous and the twinning is sharp. Very well balanced.
From the Rhône Glacier, Furka, Furka Pass Area, Goms, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland.
Measures 9 cm by 7 cm by 6.3 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2016-140g NEW!

Excellent mix of Fluorite with Quartz crystals and Ferberite!
A great looking combination of minerals from the Yaogangxian Mine. The Ferberite
crystals are sharp, shiny black, and lustrous. They are bordered along the front with
crystal-clear Quartz points and modified purple Fluorite cubes. In excellent condition!
From the Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Measures 6 cm by 4.5 cm by 5 cm in total size.

Price $685

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MIN#Denver2016-140h NEW!

Superb cluster of dark, glassy Smoky crystals with a slight Chlorite accenting!
A wonderful large plate of dark brown Smoky Quartz crystals featuring sharp terminations
and in the case of the crystal in the foreground, terminations at both ends. A light sprinkle of
Chlorite accents some of the termination faces and adds a bit of green to the deep brown color.
From Galenstock, Tiefenbach, Urseren, Uri, Switzerland.
Measures 11 cm by 16 cm by 7.5 cm in total size.

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MIN#Denver2016-140i NEW!

Excellent large cabinet plate featuring Fluorite with Barite and Sphalerite!
All sit atop a sparkling Dolostone matrix and the aesthetics are first rate. The Fluorite
cubes are sharp, measuring to 4 cm in size, and display a light lavender cover with slightly
golden interiors. They sit atop a large Sphalerite cluster in the center and a cream colored
Barite crystal cluster to the far right. The Fluorite cubes along the bottom are rehealed and
the entire specimen is in very good condition with no major distractions or contacts to speak of.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 16.5 cm by 19 cm by 9 cm in total size.

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