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Brilliant specimen of Native Gold on white Quartz with well defined crystals perched across the top!
Now this is something you definately don't see every day and that's an Australian Gold specimen with crystals.
Most Australian Golds are semi-crystalline at best and most are found as nuggets with Quartz or Hematite
stained matrix. This specimen displays half a dozen or so crystals across the top portion and I was so surprised
when I saw the specimen for the first time that I had to examine it closer with a loupe to verify what I was seeing.
Apparently there was just enough of an opening inside the Quartz matrix that crystals were able to form. There's
a slight bit of rounding due to years of weathering in the open field but the crystals are still sharp and distinct
for the locality. An Australian Gold that is both rare and unique in addition to being super lustrous with rich color.
From the Gold Field in Western Australia.
Measures 5.3 cm by 3 cm by 2 cm in total size.

Price $12,500

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Classic specimen featuring a large reddish-pink Rhodochrosite rhombs perched atop Fluorite crystals!
This is a wonderful combination piece from the classic locality of Silverton, Colorado. The largest rhomb
measures 3 cm in width and sits atop several smaller rhombs. Beneath the Rhodos is a lustrous cluster of
colorless Fluorite octahedrons. They cover the top and front side of the Quartz matrix. In excellent condition.
From Silverton, Animas District, San Juan County, Colorado.
Measures 6.2 cm by 5.5 cm by 6.4 cm in total size.
Price $2850

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Elegant specimen featuring curling wires of Native Silver rising from an Acanthite matrix!
This is a gorgeous Silver specimen from the world famous Freiberg District and one that is every bit as
impressive as the larger specimens at just a fraction of their price. The numerous wires rise vertically
before twisting and curling near the tips, forming a specimen that is both well balanced and attractive.
The patina is a rich golden-brown near the base and this changes over to a darker gray as a very fine
Acanthite evenly covers the upper portions of the wires. This is indicative of a specimen that is both
original and untampered with since repeated cleaning can remove this fine layer of Acanthite. Original
classic Silvers are highly sought after by most collectors and much more attractive in my own opinion.
From the Himmelsfürst Mine, Brand-Erbisdorf, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Measures 10 cm by 6.2 cm by 1.5 cm in total size.
Ex. Liebetrau, Brown Mineral Collections
Comes with an engraved display base
Price $18,500

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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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Exceptional classic specimen featuring incredibly sharp Native Copper crystals with Calcite!
This is an amazing Michigan Copper, circa 1860's, which was formally in the collection of the Philadelphia Academy.
The crystals are incredibly sharp, varying in size, but all are untouched with their original skin. The patina is a antiquish
reddish-brown over slightly reflective, lustrous crystal faces. The crystals are aesthetically placed atop layered rhombs
of white Calcite which have been chipped, not etched away, to reveal more of the Copper crystals beneath.
From the Copper Mining District, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.
Measures 4.3 cm by 6.8 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Philadelphia Academy Collection
Price $3500

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Rare combination of Caledonite with Linarite crystals on Quartz matrix!
Beautiful classic combo of two varieties of blue mineral crystallization. The blue Caledonite crystals are situated along
the top right edge while the deep royal blue Linarite crystals are situated along the lower left of the Quartz matrix.
The crystals are in great shape with an intense glassy-luster reflecting light as the specimen is rotated side to side.
From the Bliss Pocket, Reward Mine, Reward, Russ District, Inyo Mts (Inyo Range), Inyo County, California
Measures 5 cm by 7.8 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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Exceptional crystal-clear Fluorite dodecahedron perched between Green Quartz
(Hedenbergite included) and atop Calcite! The glassy Fluorite itself is pristine and very
lustrous, measuring nearly 4 cm across the front. A smaller sidecart crystal is incomplete
on the backside but this doesn't affect the large Fluorite. Most of the Green Quartz
crystals are terminated with the largest being doubly terminated. The Calcites near
the bottom add a nice touch to what is a very attractive specimen of bygone mining.
From Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.
Measures 7.4 cm by 6 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Edward David Collection

Price $2500

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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.
Ex. Lockhart Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled display base
Price $3500

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Gorgeous rhomb of Rhodochrosite sitting atop Quartz crystals!
It looks like a Sweet Home Rhodo but it's not. It's from the famous Pasto Bueno locale in Peru
and this specimen is one of the finest Rhodochrosites from there that I've found in years. The rhomb
is quite large, measuring 3 cm in size, corner to corner. it is complete and display the hot pinkish-red
color that the best Pasto Bueno Rhodos are reknown for. The rhomb sits atop a matrix of Quartz crystals
smaller Rhodo rhombs along the base. In excellent condition with great eye appeal with only trivial contacts.
Note - The white area at the top right corner is not a contact, it is a tiny inclusion and the corner is complete.
From Pasto Bueno, Pampas District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru.
Measures 3.8 cm by 4.4 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.

Price $6500

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Rare specimen featuring light blue Celestine crystals sitting atop bright yellow Sulfur!
This is an Italian classic, the likes of which I rarely see in the marketplace. The Celestine
crystals are perfectly terminated, rising nearly 3 cm above the Sulfur surface. They exhibit
transparent to translucent interiors and glassy-lustrous surfaces. The Sulfur matrix is a very
bright yellow and offers a beautiful contrast to the blue Celestine. In excellent condition with
barely a contact anywhere. The Sulfur has been stabilized on the bottom side along a crack.
From the Cozzo Disi Mine, Casteltermini, Agrigento Province (Girgenti Province), Sicily, Italy.
Measures 3.8 cm by 6.1 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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Lovely specimen featuring gemmy crystals of purple Adamite on Goethite matrix!
Glassy lustrous and gemmy-translucent, these Adamite crystals display chisel tips of pinkish-purple
with a border of yellow Adamites. The glassy crystals are in excellent condition with full terminations
and barely a contact anywhere. They sit nestled inside the concave structure of the brown matrix.
From the Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 6.2 cm by 4.8 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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Classic museum calibre specimen featuring Amethyst with Calcite, Chalcopyrite, and Quartz!
This is one of my first specimens as a collector and it was formally in the mine director's personal collection.
It's a stunning combination of crystals with golden Chalcopyrites and large, well formed Calcite crystals. The
smoky-purple Amethyst crystal points add the perfect contrast and complete a very beautiful cabinet piece.
In excellent condition with large, perfectly terminated Amethyst crystals amid brilliant, lustrous Chalcopyrites.
From Taxco de Alarcón, Mun. de Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico.
Measures 16.6 cm by 12.7 cm by 8.9 cm in total size.
Ex. David Morrell, Kevin Ward Mineral Collections
Price $12,500

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Exceptional specimen featuring dozens of fine Silver dendrites on Quartz matrix!
This is one of the most impressive San Genaro Silvers I've seen in years and it is literally
covered with Silver crystals, spinel-twins, and feather-like dendrites across the entire surface.
The crystals are sharp and lustrous with a golden-brown antique patina. The specimen is quite
heavy due to its coverage and the Quartz matrix is heavily filled with small Acanthite crystals.
From the San Genaro Mine, Castrovirreyna Dist., Castrovirreyna Prov., Huancavelica Dept., Peru.
Measures 4.5 cm by 8.2 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.
Price $6500

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Impressive plate featuring numerous Benitoite crystals on a bed of white Natrolite!
Well over a dozen Benitoite crystals atop this plate with lots of blue gem to appreciate if
you're a stone cutter. I prefer the specimen to remain as is however. The crystals exhibit
a strong satiny luster and average 1.5 cm in size. There are in excellent condition save for
a couple of small contacts near the trim edge that get lost without the aid of magnification.
Benitoite plates of this magnitude are few and far between in the marketplace today so this
represents a rare opportunity if you need a fine small cabinet sized plate for your collection.
From the Dallas Gem Mine, San Benito County, California.
Measures 7.5 cm by 8.2 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Price $7500

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EXCEPTIONAL COPPER!! Bright, lustrous crystals of Native Copper!
A stunning cluster of Copper crystals with a super shiny surface and lustrous
faces. There's a combination of Quartz, Calcite, and Epidote accenting between
and atop several of the well formed crystals. No damage to speak of and one of
the prettiest patinas I've seen in a long time on a Michigan Copper specimen.
From the Calumet & Hecla Mine, Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan.
Circa late 1890's - Measures 6.5 cm by 4.1 cm by 3.2 cm in size.
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Price $4500

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Gorgeous specimen of botryoidal Rhodochrosite draped atop shiny Goethite matrix!
The Rhodochrosite is of the deepest color and contrasts beautifully with the similiarly botryoidal Goethite.
This classic Rhodo specimen dates to pre-1900 and the locality was once the world standard for fine Rhodochrosite
specimens. The color is translucent cherry-red and its rolling surfaces are covered with a fine satiny luster. Very nice!
From the Wolf Mine, Herdorf, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Measures 7 cm by 5.5 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Tausch, A. Berger, R. Metzger, Franz Lammer Collections
Price $2850

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Tri-State Classic featuring gorgeous crystals of deep golden Calcite on Chert matrix!
This is one of the finest Tri-State Calcites that I've ever offered. The crystals are gemmy with
some of the best golden color you'll ever see from this classic mining district. Their color is more
in line with something you'd see coming from the Elmwood Mine! I love the way three distinct
crystals habits appear on the same matrix, with the largest crystal in the back being doubly
terminated. It measures 7.5 cm in length and it as clear as glass near the tips and along the
upper edge. I can read the label card through the interior of the crystal! In excellent condition
with no damage to speak of - this specimen is incredibly well preserved considering its age.
From the Picher Mine, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.
Measures 9 cm by 11.8 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Farnham Mineral Collection

Price $4850

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Exceptional specimen of Calaverite crystals on Quartz matrix!
This is a very rich specimen of Calaverite which is a Gold Telluride. The Quartz matrix displays
numerous veins of the lustrous mineral alongside well formed Calaverite crystals. A closer look
with a loupe shows a surface which is literally covered with crystals, including one that measures
.6 cm in size! Specimens of this calibre from the old Cripple Creek Mining District are few and
far between and this is one of the richest and best examples of Calaverite that I've seen in years.
From Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek Mining District, Teller County, Colorado.
Measures 5.5 cm by 10.2 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.
Price $3250

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Fine elongated crystals of orange Wulfenite with Calcite on Limonite!
Doubly terminated, lustrous, and deeply colored, these Wulfenites are in excellent condition!
They sit atop a dark brown Limonite matrix, accented by snowy-white Calcite crystals.
From the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 5 cm by 9.9 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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Large gem Topaz crystals set atop Smoky Quartz from Namibia!
This was by far the most impressive Namibian multi-Topaz specimen at the show and it one of
the best I've seen in years. There are three terminated Topaz crystals here, measuring from
3 cm to nearly 4 cm in size. A fourth smaller Topaz is located on the back edge along the trimming
zone. The Smoky Quartz crystals are complete and terminated and display some internal phantoming
beneath the light brown exteriors. The crystals are all complete with some rehealing on the bottom
side. The Topaz crystals are gemmy for the most part with a very slight greenish-blue coloration.
From the Erongo Mountain, Usakos-Omaruru Districts, Namibia.
Measures 6.3 cm by 8.8 cm by 8.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Bahmann Mineral Collection
Price $3500

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