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Denver2015-198AmethystBrandbergNamibia92mm.jpg (341522 bytes)

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Exceptional specimen featuring Amethyst sceptered Quartz crystals on Microcline!
This is an amazing specimen, with all points completely Amethyst and the larger crystals
displaying full scepters of purple Amethyst. The crystals in the center measure to 5.5 cm
in size and all display glassy-lustrous surfaces. In excellent condition with a great display.
From the Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 8 cm by 9.2 cm by 5 cm in total size.
Ex. Bahmann Mineral Collection
Price $4500

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Denver2015-175SilverSaffloriteSkutteruditeCastleMineCanada62mm.jpg (426089 bytes)

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Exceptional Native Leaf Silver with Safflorite and Skutterudite from the Cobalt Mining District!
This is an amazing Silver - Easily one of the finest Cobalt specimens I've ever seen and I acquired
it for the website the moment it was offered to me. Atop the white matrix you have a beautiful display
of numerous lustrous Native Leaf Silvers, all standing upright, with grayish Safflorite crystal clusters
and Skutterudite nestled between. The leaves average around 2 cm in size and the visual display of
the specimen is very 3-dimensional. In excellent condition and very, very impressive! The Castle Mine
is a Silver Mine just west of Cobalt which has produced since 1917. It produced 6.5 million ounces of
Silver and 300,000 lbs of Cobalt by the end of 1931. The mine opened and closed again in the 1980's.
Mindat.org displays only a handful of photos for the locality with none being as impressive as this one.
From the Castle Mine, Haultain Township, Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada.
Measures 6.1 cm by 6.6 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Liebetrau Mineral Collection
Comes with an custom made, labeled display base
Price $8500

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Rare plate of lustrous, blocky orange Wulfenite crystals perched atop botryoidal Mottramite!
The visual contrast between the glassy orange Wulfenites and the satiny dark olive-green
botryoidal surfaces is stunning. There are numerous small pillars rising up from the surface
and the Wulfenites along the top right are actually sitting atop one of the larger ones. This is
a fine specimen with no damage and barely a scuff anywhere along the shimmering surfaces.
From the Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 12.3 cm by 7.8 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Barnett Mineral Collection
Price $2450

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Lovely specimen featuring crystals of purple-tipped yellow Adamite on Goethite matrix!
Glassy lustrous and gemmy-translucent, these Adamite crystals display tips of pinkish-purple
above mostly yellow interiors. The crystals are in excellent condition with full terminations and
barely a contact anywhere. They sit inside and above the concave structure of the brown matrix.
From the Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 8 cm by 13.5 cm by 5.3 cm in total size.
Ex. Barnett Mineral Collection
Price $2850

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Denver2015-203AzuriteMalachiteCopperQueenMineArizona7cm.jpg (460518 bytes)

MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-185 NEW!

Aesthetic specimen featuring blue Azurite crystal blades with chatoyant Malachite!
This is one of the better Bisbee Azurite with Malachite specimens of this size range that I've seen in
a number of years. The blades are sharp and very lustrous, standing upright atop the gossan matrix
with minimal contacting. They are accented by Malachite, including the two wonderful radial sprays
of chatoyant green near the lower edge. The eye appeal of this 125 year old specimen is excellent!
Circa 1880s - From the Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona.
Measures 6.7 cm by 5.8 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.
Ex. Barnett Mineral Collection

Price $3500

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Lustrous, silvery-gray crystal cluster of Stephanite with Calcite on matrix!
VERY impressive example of this late stage Silver Antimony Sulfosalt which is roughly
about 69% Silver by formula. The crystals appear as flattened hexagonal tables with
an obvious twin visible in the photo on the far left side of the cluster.  Crude looking
dogtooth Calcite crystals surround the cluster and cover most of the host rock matrix.
From the Doloras Mine, Real del Monte, Hidalgo, Mexico.
Measures 5 cm by 4.8 cm by 4 cm in size.

Ex. Manhattanville College Mineral Collection, Purchase, New York
Price $2500

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Very rare specimen featuring round balls of Rhodochrosite with Calcite from Australia!
This specimen is a very rare Rhodochrosite from the Broken Hill Mine. I've seen maybe half a dozen
Broken Hill Rhodos in the past decade and this is one of the most aesthetic of all. The Rhodochrosite
spheres measure to .7 cm in size and they all display a very strong luster atop pink, pristine surfaces.
From the Zinc Corporation Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia.
Measures 6.4 cm by 6.8 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.
Ex. Milton Lavers Collection
Price $1850

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Graceful and artistic display of Native Wire Silver rising up from a Calcite and Acanthite matrix!
This is one of the prettiest wire Silvers I've seen in a long time from Guanajuato. The largest curling
wire rises 4 cm above the matrix before looping around at the top. Smaller curling wires can be seen
around the periphery and all are bright and lustrous. A very impressive wire Silver miniature for sure.
From Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Measures 6 cm by 6 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Kevin Ward Mineral Collection
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Price $4500

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Tucson2015-320KMAzuriteMalachiteDayeCoChina85mm.jpg (383304 bytes)

MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-189 NEW!

Super glassy crystals of deep blue Azurite with green Malachite sprays on matrix!
This is a screamer of an Azurite specimen if you appreciate chisel-perfect and highly lustrous
Azurite crystals. I won't make the comparison of these Azurites with those of Milpillas because
the look is somewhat different but they are every bit as impressive to me. The largest of these
freestanding Azurite crystals measures 2 cm in size and they were obviously well protected by the
concave pocket in which they formed because all are pristine, save for a couple of small ones
that touched matrix. This is a specimen that must be seen to be fully appreciated. The picture is
good but the specimen itself is many times better in person. The crystal luster is mind blowing.
From Daye County, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China.
Measures 6 cm by 8.2 cm by 6 cm in total size.
Ex. K. Miller Mineral Collection
Price $3500

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Gorgeous specimen featuring two Corundum var. Sapphire crystals on matrix!
From Amboarohy, Ihosy Area, Horombe Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar.
Measures 5.5 cm by 8 cm in size with the largest Sapphire measuring 2.5 cm!
Price $2850

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Denver2009-406WulfeniteOjuelaMineMexico.jpg (238340 bytes)

MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-191 NEW!

NEW FIND! Sharp crystals of bipyramidal Wulfenite on Limonite matrix!
These were collected in January of 2008 and have been very popular since coming to market.
These specimen is in excellent condition with very little in the way of contacts. The crystals
appear to be sitting on Descloizite coated matrix but I haven't tested to be certain.
From Level 6, San Juan Poniente Vein, Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 6.9 cm by 10 cm by 5.3 cm in size.
Price $1850

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Denver2015-204CalciteHematiteIronRiverMichigan12cm.jpg (263122 bytes)

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Exceptional specimen featuring pinkish Calcite crystals atop Hematite stalactites!
This is a rare specimen from Iron River, Michigan. It features Calcite crystals  measuring to 2 cm in size set atop Calcite
and Hematite stalactites. I must admit, this is the first of these unique specimens that I've seen and it is very aesthetic
and in perfect condition. The crystals are complete and lustrous and the stalactites are uncontacted with full rounded tips.
From Iron River, Menominee iron range, Iron County, Michigan.
Measures 12 cm by 7.5 cm by 6 cm in total size.
Price $2850

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Exceptional specimen featuring a huge Lazurite crystal with Pyrite on Marble matrix!
Superb specimen boasting an 8 cm crystal of dark blue Lazurite. The matrix is a mix of white
Marble, Pyrite, and Muscovite and provides the perfect background for the Lazurite. Overall,
the crystal is in excellent condition with no bumps or contacts. The only area of slight incompleteness
is on the very bottom of the matrix where the specimen was trimmed. This does not detract at all.
From the Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Measures 9 cm by 11.4 cm by 8.2 cm in size.

Ex. Steve Neely Mineral Collection
Price $9500

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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.

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Wolfgang Wendel, Werschky, Kevin Ward, Brown Mineral Collections

Price $38,500

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Large cabinet sized specimen of very vibrant blue Azurite with Malachite!
This was one of the first mineral specimens in my own personal collection. I sold it years
ago and was very happy to find it again last year. A little bit of trimming and cleaning
and here it is again on the website. I was always impressed with the sparkle and color
of this thick specimen of solid Azurite. I also love the fact that it has its own crystal
filled vugs and seams, showing the geology of the Bisbee locality. It isn't perfect and does
have some scattered contacts and incomplete crystals but I think it's a special piece.
The photo above says it all I think. It just displays beautifully - better than most.
From the Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona.
Measures 18.4 cm by 16 cm by 15.5 cm in size.
Ex. Kevin Ward Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled base.
Price $8500

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Lovely pink-blushed cabinet cluster of large Manganoan Calcite crystals!
Very impressive specimen, featuring crystals up to 8.5 cm in size. The wrap around a center
matrix of flattened Galena crystals and Sphalerite like the petals of a flower. The Calcite surfaces are
glassy-lustrous and covered by angular faces throughout. A beautiful specimen and in excellent condition.
From the 2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.
Measures 12 cm by 14.3 cm by 9.5 cm in total size.
Price $2850

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Denver2015-202EpidoteQuartzPrinceofWalesIslandAlaska13cm.jpg (377500 bytes)

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Exceptional combination specimen featuring dark green Epidote crystals with Quartz on matrix!
This is one of the finest plates of Epidote from the Green Monster that I've seen in years. It's also unusual because it
displays large, terminated Epidote crystals standing upright in isolation among the crystal-clear Quartz points. Usually
these specimens appear as clusters of criss-crossing Epidote crystals so this specimen really stands out. I prefer the
isolated look over the clusters and this specimen is certain to please with it's glassy-lustrous crystals and lack of contacts.
From Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan Dist., Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska.
Measures 13 cm by 12.5 cm by 11.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Barnett Mineral Collection
Price $3850

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Tucson2015-283ScheeliteMtXuebaodingChina74mm.jpg (376670 bytes)

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Excellent crystal of vibrant orange Scheelite centered atop yellow Muscovite with Albite!
A very picturesque specimen, this 2.6 cm Scheelite, nearly pristine, displays perfect form and glassy
crystal faces over a glowing interior. Fine Scheelite specimens like this one have become difficult to find
in recent years as the supply has all but dried up. This specimen was personally chosen for its quality, lack
of contacts, and presentation atop the matrix. I think it meets all the criteria for a great display specimen.
From Pingwu, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China.
Measures 5.1 cm by 7.4 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Smale Mineral Collection
Price $3500

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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
Price $3500

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