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The Denver 2016 Mineral Showrooms

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MIN#Denver2016-141 NEW!

Exquisite plate of gemmy amber-brown Smoky Quartz crystals with a Gwindel crystal with Adularia!
This is a gorgeous specimen of super gemmy Smoky Quartz crystal which include a Gwindel near the top
center. Adularia crystals are present for contrast and the entire plate glows with internal brilliance. The plate
is large cabinet in size and beautifully trimmed around the edges and in excellent condition. A great centerpiece!
From Galenstock, Tiefenbach, Urseren, Uri, Switzerland.
Measures 19 cm by 12.7 cm by 5 cm in total size.

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Another rare Colorado classic! Native leaf Silver crystals and Native Gold with Quartz!
The Native Silver appears as crystalline leaves which rise up from between the Quartz points.
There's a good number of them, making this one of the richest specimens I've seen from the
White Raven Mine. Specks of Native Gold are also scattered about the matrix, along with
various other Sulfide minerals. This is a rare old locality which doesn't appear very often.
From the White Raven Mine, Ward District, Boulder Co., Colorado.
Measures 7 cm by 7 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.

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Beautiful specimen of Amethyst crystals among Quartz crystals on matrix!
This is a spectacular cabinet piece, displaying gorgeous inclusions of Amethst purple and
Smoky brown, all together on the same matrix. You might even say that the largest vertical
crystal on the left side displays a mixture of both Amethyst and Smoky coloration within the
same interior. This crystals measures just shy of 6 cm in length and like the others, is perfectly
terminated with super glassy faces and a gemmy interior. This specimen is pristine to my eyes
and I can't find a single negative thing to say about. It's also well trimmed with centered crystals.
From the Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 9.5 cm by 10 cm by 10 cm in total size.

Ex. Bernardi, Toursel Mineral Collections

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MIN#Denver2016-144 NEW!

Large cabinet specimen featuring deep red Cuprite crystals on crystals of Native Copper!
This is the largest and one of the finest specimens of Cuprite on Copper crystals that I've seen
from the Santa Rita Mine in New Mexico. The Chino Pit or Santa Rita has been mined for
hundreds of years, beginning with the Spanish explorers. It is one of the largest open pit mines
in the world and years ago, was the source of a number of fine Copper crystal clusters covered
by deep red Cuprite crystals. The luster is intense and this specimen is incredibly flashy in even
faint lighting. Under incandescent lighting, the specimen lights up and glows. In excellent condition.
From the Chino Mine (Santa Rita Mine), Santa Rita, Santa Rita District, Grant Co., New Mexico.
Measures 18 cm by 16.2 cm by 11 cm in total size.

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EXCEPTIONAL!! Tremendous specimen of Native Wire Silver atop a matrix of massive Silver!
This incredible specimen hails from the obscure Shaft #66 in Schlema! I'm told that this shaft is
actually located near the center of town and that specimens from there are quite rare. The wires rise
up from a matrix that is mostly massive Silver and thin wires intertwined with small bits of Calcite.
The wires that stand upwards are more like knarled ropes and they are all very stable. This is
easily one of the finest Schlema Silvers I've seen in a long time and would make a wonderful
addition to a Silver specimen suite or European mineral collection. Superb, aesthetic small cab!
From Shaft #66, Schlema, Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Measures 5 cm by 7.4 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Wolfgang Wendel, Kevin Ward Mineral Collections
Price $9500

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Glassy green Dioptase crystals set atop Shattuckite covered matrix!
This is a specimen that is both visually attractive and in excellent condition. The Dioptase
crystals are complete with a glassy luster, with the largest vertical crystal on the right edge
measuring 1.8 cm in length. It is doubly terminated as well. Blue Shattuckite covers the
matrix and is further accented by yellowish-green Mottramite. This is a superb miniature!
From the Omaue Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia.
Measures 4.4 cm by 2.8 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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Beautiful combination of orange Wulfenite blades with white Barite on Mimetite!
This is a San Francisco Mine specimen and it features the three minerals this classic locality
is famous for. Fine Wulfenite blades measuring to nearly 2 cm sit atop a matrix covered by
orange botryoidal Mimetite. This is topped off by fine blades of white Barite and the visual
contrast is beautiful. There are some incomplete Wulfenite blades along the periphery and
this is normal for specimens from this locality. The main blades are all complete however,
and overall the specimen is in very good condition. The thin Barite blades are all complete.
Interestingly, the San Francisco was originally opened as a gold mine in the late 1800's.
From the San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Cucurpe, Mun. de Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico.
Measures 6.4 cm by 5.7 cm by 5.3 cm in total size.

Price $1500

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Extremely rare and incredibly rich specimen of Gold with Chalcocite, Bornite, and Quartz!
This specimen is a spectacular contrast to the usual "pepper" Gold in Quartz specimens more commonly
seen from this famous mining locality. The Gold crystals here are large and well defined with one meauring
to .5 cm in size. They appear to be slighly rounded octahedrons are are present on both sides of the matrix!

This specimen was acquired by the former owner shortly after Lake Emma flooded and closed the mine.
Circa 1978 - From the D Level, Little Mary Vein, Sunnyside Mine, Gladstone, San Juan County, Colorado.

Circa 1978 - Measures 4.4 cm by 3.3 cm by 1.6 cm in total size.
Ex. Kosnar, L. R. Mineral Collections
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Large, translucent Calcite crystals perched atop Quartz crystal matrix!
This is the perfect companion piece for the Azurite above. It's the finest Calcite plate I've seen
in a long time from the old Bisbee District. There are very few in the way on contacts and none of
these detract from the specimen. The crystals are glassy and tranlucent with pearl-like brilliance.
There are nearly a dozen crystals here with the largest measuring to 3.5 cm in width. A lovely piece!
From Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona.
Measures 10 cm by 10.4 cm by 6.2 cm in total size.

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Exceptional and quite rare old classic featuring Native Gold on Quartz crystals from Tonopah, Nevada!
This specimen dates to the 1910's - 1920's which was the heyday of Gold Mining in the Tonopah Mining
District. It is from the Siebert Shaft which was just to the north of Tonopah, a town which was primarily
known for its deposits of Silver. The matrix is composed of Quartz crystals and massive Quartz. It's full
of small pockets and openings which allowed for the formation of small crystals of Native Gold, most of
which are in grape-like clusters. I've had a great time inspecting every small opening with my loupe and
almost all are lined with bright, lustrous crystals of Native Gold. This is a very rich specimen and one of the
finest I've seen from the Tonopah District. It comes with an original handwritten label, misspellings and all.
From the 500 foot Level of the Siebert Shaft, Tonopah Mining Company, Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada.
Measures 6.5 cm by 4.8 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

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Beautiful large cabinet of slightly Smoky Quartz crystals in cluster on matrix!
A wonderful Quartz specimen with no damage, only a few reheals, and numerous internal
phantoms. There are also inclusions in many of the crystals consisting of shiny Mica flakes
and needle-like Schorl!
I don't see much material from this locality at the shows and large
plates like this one are almost unheard of. This piece would make an excellent centerpiece.
From the PC Mine, Cataract District, Jefferson County, Montana.
Measures 18.4 cm by 15.5 cm by 10.2 cm in total size.

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Fine specimen displaying blocky Azurite crystals perched atop Azurite and Malachite layered matrix!
This is an interesting specimen which displays two distinctively different periods of Azurite placement.
The earlier of the two was of a lighter blue color and appears as layers of flattened semi-crystalline
structure. This formed the foundation for the second period of Azurite formation which consists of
well formed crystals of a darker nature. The crystals are sharp with well defined edges and corners
and are covered with a shiny luster. They measure to 1 cm in size and are in excellent condition.
From Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco.
Measures 8 cm by 9.2 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.

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Super aesthetic plate featuring Scheelite crystals with Fluorite on Muscovite!
This is great looking specimen. The two Scheelites are well matched, highly lustrous, and gemmy
to translucent. The Fluorite cube is also well matched to the Scheelites, measuring 2.1 cm to the
2.1 cm and 2.3 cm Scheelites crystals. The specimen is in excellent condition and all three crystals
are complete. Just beneath the transparent Fluorite cube is a partial crystal of Fluorite which was
contacted along the trimming edge but this is of little importance to the specimen. Fine Scheelite
with Fluorite combo pieces are almost impossible to find these days and rarely appear at the shows.
From Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China.
Measures 9.4 cm by 7.9 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

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Deep red crystals of Realgar and Anorpiment and possibly Galena sitting atop Quartz needles!
This is an eye catching specimen, with bright red Realgar crystals measuring to 2.2 cm in size.
They sit atop and between crystals of clear needle Quartz, some of which are capped by rounded
nodules of yellowish-brown Anorpiment and a metallic mineral that may be Galena. Overall, the
specimen is in great shape with only a few minor bumps scattered about. Some of the smaller
Realgars are incomplete but this is natural and certainly doesn't take away from the much larger,
translucent crystals at top center. The Palomo Mine is an old Silver mine which has long been
closed. Recently, it has been worked by locals and freelance miners searching for specimens.
From the Palomo Mine, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru.
Measures 4.7 cm by 8.3 cm by 7 cm in total size.

Price $985

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Impressive specimen featuring different habits of Galena on the same Dolomite covered matrix!
This specimen displays both cubes and octahedrons, nestled together atop the Dolomite covered
host rock. The crystals are lustrous and reflective, with the cube at top measuring 3.3 cm in size.
A sprinkling of Chalcopyrite adds some color to the specimen and sparkling druse covered matrix.
From the Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri.
Measures8.7 cm by 6.8 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Price $1250

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Fine crystal blade of Brookite perched atop white Quartz crystals!
Originally hand selected from a lot of 15 pieces, this attractive specimen displays a 3+ cm tall
Brookite crystal. The crystal is perfectly terminated and beautifully situated against a bed of Quartz
crystals which provide both transparency and contrast to the specimen. Sharp and in excellent condition.
From the Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan.
Measures 7.6 cm by 6 cm by 6.5 cm in total size.

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Very aesthetic specimen of Hausmannite atop Andradite Garnet covered matrix!
Unbelievably lustrous and flashy, the center cluster of Hausmannite crystals is completely pristine
and complete all the way around. It measures nearly 4 cm in width and is surrounded by individual
crystals of Haumannite atop the reddish Andradite Garnet. Small colorless crystals of Datolite accent.

From the N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Measures 6.4 cm by 8 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Charlie Key Mineral Collection
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