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The Denver 2016 Mineral Showrooms

* Updated September 30th, 2016 *

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MIN#Denver2016-1 Sold!

Exceptional specimen featuring a textbook perfect Beryl var. Aquamarine "pencil" atop Muscovite and Quartz!
A perfect centerpiece for any collection, this pencil crystal measures nearly 8 cm in length and 1.2 cm in width.
It is complete, gemmy, and lustrous and has not been repaired which is extremely rare for a pencil Aqua specimen.
These specimen all too frequently come apart and the Aquamarine has to be placed back on the matrix. That is
not the case with this very aesthetic specimen! In excellent condition with stacked Muscovites adding contrast.
From the Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Measurements - 12.5 cm by 14 cm by 12.8 cm (cabinet sized).
Ex. Obodda, Webb Mineral Collections
Comes with a custom made, labeled display stand
Price $17,500

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MIN#Denver2016-2 NEW!

Tremendous specimen of Native Gold on Quartz matrix!
This is one of the finest Native Gold specimens I've ever seen from China. Gold from China is anything
but common. The government there discourages the export of their domestic Gold and few specimens of
this calibre ever make it to the American marketplace. This is a small cabinet sized specimen, aesthetic and
displayable from either side, and we call it "The Dragon" because of its strong resemblance to the mythical
winged creature. In excellent condition with a vibrant luster and a rich color indicating a high metal purity.
From the Hunan Province of China.
Measurements - 10 cm by 6.7 cm by 6 cm in size (small cabinet).

Ex. Kevin Ward Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled display stand
Price $37,500

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MIN#Denver2016-3 Sold!

Beautifully zoned Fluorite and Sphalerite with purple and blue layering!
The zoning in this crystal is incredible with vivid layering of purple, lavender, and
blue. The crystal faces are glassy with a rolling satiny luster and the crystal is complete
all the way around with natural light etching on the back side. Ruby-jack Sphalerite
crystals cover the top edge, adding a sparkling red flash to the Fluorite border.
From the Denton Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measurements - 7.7 cm by 9.1 cm by 3.8 cm in total size (small cabinet).

Ex. Goings Mineral Collection
Comes with a labeled display stand
Price $985

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MIN#Denver2016-4 NEW!

Fine specimen featuring glassy-lustrous Wulfenite tabs on Calcite matrix!
This is a good looking Los Lamentos specimen and the thick Wulfenite tabular crystals are in excellent
condition with barely a contract anywhere. Anyone who knows Wulfenites knows that so often these
crystals are chipped and contacted and they do not forgive damage. Once a tabular Wulfenite is contacted,
they show it all too well. This is why I always look for the cleanest, most pristine specimens I can find and
this is a specimen that is sure to please. Very lustrous and glassy crystal surfaces with an aesthetic display.
From the Los Lamentos Mts (Sierra de Los Lamentos), Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measurements - 8.3 cm by 5.6 cm by 7.7 cm in total size (small cabinet).

Price $2450

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MIN#Denver2016-5 NEW!

Brilliant cluster of Quartz var. Amethyst crystals on matrix from India!
I don't find too many plates of Amethyst from India at the shows so this piece was quickly
acquired for the website. The crystals are extremely gemmy with a vibrant coloration beneath
super glassy crystal faces. The coverage of crystals is complete and very even across the matrix.
From the Kakamunurle Mine, Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India.
Measurements - 8.4 cm by 10 cm by 3.5 cm in total size (small cabinet)

Price $1500

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MIN#Denver2016-6 Sold!

Gorgeous new Tourmaline var. Rubellite with Quartz, Cleavelandite and purple Lepidolite!
An incredible mix of colors on this fine classic specimen from the Stewart Mine. The vertical Rubellite
crystal, one of three on the specimen, measures 6 cm in length and displays a perfect termination. The
second, smaller crystal is matrix terminated while the thin 3 cm crystal on the back side terminates into
the Quartz and Lepidolite. One of the finest combos I've seen from Pala in years. In excellent condition.
From the Stewart Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California.
Measuremetns - 8.2 cm by 10.2 cm by 7.6 cm in total size (small cabinet).

Ex. Kevin Ward Mineral Collection
Price $12,500

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MIN#Denver2016-7 NEW!

Gorgeous gem crystals of Native Sulfur on Aragonite covered matrix!
The huge Sulfur crystal sitting in the center is what catches attention first. This pristine crystal measures
5 cm in length and is bright and lustrous on all sides. Several smaller gemmy Sulfur crystals sit alongside
the largest crystal and all are completely translucent to transparent. In excellent condition with a good trim.
From the Cozzo Disi Mine, Casteltermini, Agrigento Province (Girgenti Province), Sicily, Italy.
Measures 6 cm by 11.9 cm by 6.6 cm in total size (cabinet size).

Price $8500

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MIN#Denver2016-8 NEW!

Rare specimen of pink Manganoan Calcite on matrix!
This specimen comes from an old Iron mine located in Wisconsin which has been closed for nearly
50 years now. It is the largest specimen of Manganoan Calcite I've seen from this locality in years
and the best in terms of formation and size of the individual rhombs. The main rhomb in the foreground
measures 8 cm in size and is accompanied by a 6.5 cm rhomb along the back side. I almost never encounter
specimens of this size and quality from the Montreal Mine so this is a rare opportunity to say the least. In
excellent condition overall with trivial contacts, strong dazzling luster, good color, and well trimmed edges.
From the Montreal Mine, Montreal, Gogebic Range, Iron County, Wisconsin.
Measurements - 12.6 cm by 8.7 cm by 6.8 cm in total size (cabinet size).

Ex. Dawson Calcite Collection
Price $2500

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MIN#Denver2016-9 Sold!

Very fine specimen of Azurite crystalline balls on matrix from the historic town of Bisbee!
A beautiful display piece with dozens of finely bladed crystalline balls of Azurite clustered together with
the occassional Azurite line seam between for contrast. This specimen dates back to the 1880s - 1890s and to
find a plate of this size and crystallization in such fine condition is very difficult. A great addition to any collection.
From the Calumet and Arizona Mine (Junction Shaft), Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona.
Measurements - 10.2 cm by 8.5 cm by 6.3 cm in total size (cabinet size).

Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled display stand
Price $7500

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MIN#Denver2016-10 Sold!

Beautifully marbled Calcite crystals in cluster from South Africa!
Highly glassy cluster of Calcite crystals with Hematite inclusions which impart a reddish-brown marble
appearance. The top Calcite crystal is doubly terminated as are many others and it measures nearly 5 cm in size.
The opposite side of this cluster is almost pure white with very little in the way of phantoms. In excellent condition.
From the N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Measures 9.2 cm by 9 cm by 8.4 cm in total size (small cabinet).

Price $4500

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MIN#Denver2016-11 NEW!

Exceptional specimen of Walworth Fluorite with Calcite on Dolomite lined matrix!
This amazing Fluorite specimen was offered to me during the Westward Show and gathered quite a crowd
when others saw it. The Fluorite is an elongated cube measuring nearly 4 cm in length! It is completely
pristine with a gemmy blue interior, glassy faces, and modified corners (typical of Walworth crystals).
To top it all off, there is also an internal rainbow which is probably caused by a transparent inclusion
of Selenite near the left corner. The above photograph shows part of the rainbow and it grows more
intense as the specimen is rotated. I can count the number of great Walworth Fluorites I've seen on just
two hands and this is both the finest and largest of them all. A rare opportunity for the Fluorite collector!
From the Walworth Quarry, Walworth, Wayne County, New York.
Measurements - 6 cm by 6.1 cm by 6.2 cm in total size (miniature size).

Ex. David Kords, Webb Mineral Collections
Comes with a custom made, labeled display stand
Price $8500

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MIN#Denver2016-12 Sold!

Gorgeous combination featuring gemmy crystals of Quartz var. Amethyst atop Rhodochrosite!
Rare combination and the first of these beautiful specimens that I've offered on the website. This
is a great specimen for gem mineral and Rhodochrosite collectors. It is in excellent condition with no
contacts and an abundance of Amethyst crystals spread across the surface from one end to the other.
From the Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramures County, Romania.
Measurements - 4.5 cm by 5.8 cm by 3 cm in total size (miniature).

Price $1500

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MIN#Denver2016-13 NEW!

Dramatic crystalline display featuring numerous slightly yellow Calcite crystals perched atop Galena!
An amazing Calcite cluster, consisting of numerous crystals in the 4 to 5 cm size range, all standing vertically
atop a base of lustrous Galena. The Calcites exhibit a wet looking luster and are nearly transparent at their
tips. The display is quite unique and somewhat resembles a glove although some may see a turkey. The
specimen is in excellent condition and the Calcites are nearly pristine with full terminations and few contacts.
From Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measurements - 10 cm by 12 cm by 9.3 cm in total size (cabinet size).

Price $2850

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MIN#Denver2016-14 Sold!

Unique specimen of lustrous botryoidal blue Smithsonite with lavender Smithsonite accenting!
The surfaces of this beautiful plate glisten with rolling luster. I love the way a banding of lavender
Smithsonite rises upwards near the center. I can't recall ever seeing this before and the purplish
rice grain-like crystals of Smithsonite represent a later period of Smithsonite placement. Very
interesting specimen with a rich coloration, clean surfaces and barely a contact anywhere.
From Choix, Mun. de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Measurements - 7.2 cm by 9.4 cm by 4.3 cm in total size (small cabinet).

Price $1500

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MIN#Denver2016-15 NEW!

Fine cluster of lavender accented Fluorite cubes with Ruby-jack Sphalerite crystals!
Great looking specimen from the famous Elmwood Mine but this one has a bit more than your average
Fluorite cluster. The Fluorite cubes have a slightly golden internal coloration which glows with direct
lighting in additional to a speckled lavender accenting atop many of the crystal faces. Red crystals of
garnet-like Ruby-jack Sphalerite are scattered about, adding additional color to the Fluorite cluster.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measurements - 11 cm by 10.4 cm by 9.8 cm in total size - (cabinet size).

Price $985

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MIN#Denver2016-16 NEW!

Brilliant crystals of light blue Topaz with Smoky Quartz on matrix!
An impressive specimen features gemmy Topaz crystals measuring to 4.5 cm in size. The crystal in
the foreground is the largest Topaz and it displays highly glassy surfaces and a textbook termination.
From the Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsk Gem Mines, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia.
Measurements - 6 cm by 7.6 cm by 6.2 cm in total size (miniature sized)

Ex. Fred Meissner Mineral Collection
Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2016-17 NEW!

Super glassy crystals of Azurite with Malachite partially ps Azurite crystals!
Easily some of the finest Azurites to ever come to market, the Milpillas find has been one
for the books! These crystals display mind blowing luster and glow under direct lighting.
The terminations are complete and the contacts are very few and trivial. This is one of the
things I always check for in a Milpillas specimen because so many have broken tips. The
largest crystal here is 2.4 cm in length and most average around 1.5 cm to 2 cm in length.
From the Electric Blue Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico.
Measurements - 6.6 cm by 4.7 cm by 2 cm in total size (miniature)
Ex. DeRiggi Mineral Collection
Price $2500

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MIN#Denver2016-18 Sold!

Large, super lustrous plate of Pyrite octahedrons from Colorado!
Fine plates of this calibre are few and far between and I can only find them when old collections come
to market. This is the first large Pyrite crystal plate from Leadville that I've seen in over a decade and I
acquired it quickly for the website. It's brilliant and sharp with a mirror-like luster. Very well trimmed at
the edges and in excellent condition with crystals measuring to 3.3 cm in size. A great find for all collectors.
From the Ibex Mine (Little Jonny Mine), Breece Hill, Leadville, Leadville District, Lake Co., Colorado.
Measurements - 11 cm by 13.2 cm by 3.7 cm in total size (cabinet size).

Ex. Willard Wulff Mineral Collection
Price $1850

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MIN#Denver2016-19 Sold!

Deep green, gemmy cluster of Forsterite var. Peridot crystals in cluster!
This is a wonderful example of what are considered to be some of the finest Peridot crystals in the world. No other
locality has produced this quality and quantity of euhedral Peridot crystals. This fine cluster is quite gemmy with
a strong surface luster and gorgeous deep green coloration. It is complete on all sides and beautifully formed.
From Sapat Gali, Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Measurements - 3.9 cm by 4.1 cm by 2.5 cm in total size (small miniature).

Price $985

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MIN#Denver2016-20 NEW!

Super aesthetic combination of Schorl Tourmaline on Quartz with Fluorite crystals!
A great looking combo piece featuring a 4.3 cm, doubly terminated, lustrous Schorl crystal
sitting upright atop a bed of slightly smoky Quartz crystals. Accompanying the Schorl are
crystals of lavender Fluorite with purple accents. In excellent condition with no detractions.
From the Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measurements - 7 cm by 6.7 cm by 3.1 cm in total size (miniature sized).

Price $895

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MIN#Denver2016-20b NEW!

Museum quality Petrified limb of Chromium colored wood (Araucarioxylon arizonicum)!
From one of the oddest finds of Petrified wood in the world, this Conifer tree existed between
65 and 200 million years ago during the Triassic Era. When the tree died and was becoming
petrified, it became exposed to the mineral Chromium (same mineral which colors Emeralds).
Native Americans were the first to find the material and used it in jewelry making but kept the
location a secret until it was eventually rediscovered and authenticated by the Smithsonian.
These specimens are natural hygrometers. When dry they become a very light pale green and
when wet or exposed to humidity they turn a deep green. This specimen is the largest and finest
example I've ever seen from this small find! It is an entire petrified tree limb or branch, polished
at both ends, and displaying bark structure along its entire incredible length! The specimen is in
excellent condition and represents a rare opportunity to acquire a large branch for your collection.
From a locality near Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona.
Measurements -  30 cm by 8.4 cm by 7.5 cm in total size (large cabinet).

Price $12,500

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MIN#Denver2016-20c Sold!

Very aesthetic specimen featuring two Galena crystals accented by golden Marcasite!
Both large Galenas display secondary crystal growth which make them look like pine cones.
A rich accenting of brassy-golden Marcasite crystals covers both Galenas, top to bottom.
In excellent condition with no damage, this is one of the most unique Tri-State specimens I've seen.
From Treece, Tri-State District, Cherokee County, Kansas.
Measurements -  6.8 cm by 8.4 cm by 5.4 cm in total size (small cabinet).

Ex. Van Tichelen Mineral Collections
Comes with a custom made, labeled display stand
Price $3500

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MIN#Denver2016-20d NEW!

Bi-colored specimen of Wardite crystals on matrix!
A unique looking specimen, there's obviously some sort of Hematite coloration
going on here that created this two-toned appearance and it's really neat. The crystals
are sharp and glassy with very good luster. In excellent condition with barely a contact.
From Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon, Canada.
Measurements - 3.4 cm by 4.6 cm by 3.1 cm in total size (small miniature).

Price $385

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