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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-81 SOLD!

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
P. O. R.

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-82 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.
Ex. Steve Smale, B. Lockhart Mineral Collections
Comes with a custom made, labeled display stand

Price $12,500

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-83 NEW!

Impressive specimen featuring a beautifully twinned Witherite crystal on yellow Fluorite!
This hourglass shaped crystal measures 6 cm from one end to the other. It is as pristine as
you'll see in a Witherite and perfectly twinned as it sits atop bright yellow Fluorite cubes.
A darker druse of Calcite? accents some of the Fluorite crystal face. In excellent condition
overall with great aesthetics and good balance. Displays a strong white color under UV light.
From the Golconda Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 6 cm by 10 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Scott Williams, Trimingham Mineral Collections
Price $2850

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-84 NEW!

Impressive specimen featuring pink patterned Calcite crystals on Calcite covered matrix!
These large, somewhat rounded Calcites sit atop a matrix of smaller, well terminated Calcite crystals.
The large Calcite measure 3.5 cm and 2 cm in size and display complete, lustrous faces on all sides.
This is easily one of the finest example of Calcite I've seen from this locality. In excellent condition.
From the Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Pakistan.
Measures 6.5 cm by 9 cm by 5.7 cm in total size.
Ex. Dawson Calcite Collection
Price $1850

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-85 SOLD!

Sculptural and truly artistic specimen of Native Gold on Quartz!
I love the way the Native Gold fans out in wing-like fashion across and through the white
Quartz matrix. This is one of the most attractive Gold specimens I've seen from Coolgardie,
simply due to its sculptural nature. The Gold is bright yellow, indicative of its very high purity.
From Coolgardie, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia, Australia.
Measures 6 cm by 4.6 cm by 3.4 in total size.
Price $4500

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-86 NEW!

Colorful cabinet sized plate of Azurite with Malachite!
Of all the Azurite specimens I see from Utah, the Apex Mine is one of the scarcest localities.
Cabinet sized plates are even rarer. This specimen is a beautiful example which displays at least
two color variations of Azurite along with a botryoidal form and a micro-crystalline form which
sparkles under my office lights. The rolling Azurite surfaces are accented by round nodules of
green Malachite which appear as micro-crystalline balls and smooth, reflective balls. Overall,
this is a specimen that is quite 3-dimensional with a good number of recesses. It's in excellent
condition with no problems to speak of and would make a great display piece in any collection.
From the Apex Mine, Jarvis Peak, Tutsagubet District, Beaver Dam Mts, Washington Co., Utah.
Measures 8.6 cm by 13.6 cm by 8.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Presmyk Mineral Collection

Price $2850

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-87 NEW!

Textbook perfect combination of Galena, Sphalerite, and Calcite on Chert matrix!
This specimen could be pictured in a mineralogy book! The three crystal habits are so
perfect for the minerals featured and the way they are all sitting there together on the
same matrix is amazing. The Galenas are cubes, the Calcite is scalenohedral and doubly
terminated, and the Sphalerite is tetrahedral. In excellent condition with no visible contacts!
This specimen was in my personal cabinet for years and I'm pleased to offer it here.
From the Lead-Zine Mines, Tri-State Mining District, Cherokee County, Kansas.
Measures 8.3 cm by 5 cm by 4 cm in total size.

Ex. Carlton M. Davis, Kevin Ward Mineral Collections

Price $3500

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-88 NEW!

Exceptional specimen of Native Silver crystals in cluster atop small amounts of Native Copper!
Very well crystallized specimen, displaying numerous well formed crystals of Native Silver branching our
from the base and climbing upwards atop one another. All are terminated with rounded terminations and
the surfaces are highly lustrous with a light greyish patina. The look of this specimen reminds me somewhat
of the spoked Cerussite clusters and is the second Native Silver I've offered on the website with that structure.
From the Kearsarge Mine, Kearsarge, Houghton County, Michigan.
Measures 4 cm by 5.7 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.
Ex. Barnett, Kevin Ward Mineral Collections
Comes with a custom made, labeled display base
Price $6500

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-89 NEW!

Brilliant tabulars crystals of orange Wulfenite on matrix!
Fine specimen featuring nearly a dozen sharp crystals from the Los Lamentos Mine!
The crystals are complete and incredibly glassy with barely a visible contact to speak of.
Any contacts that are present are very tiny and virtually invisible without loupe magnification.
For a specimen of this size with crystals of this size, this specimen is in excellent condition.
From the Los Lamentos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 9 cm by 12.3 cm by 3.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Brown Mineral Collection
Price $4850

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-90 SOLD!

Exceptional, museum quality large cabinet plate of lustrous Sphalerite clusters with Barite on Dolostone!
No doubt about it! This is easily the finest Elmwood Sphalerite plate I have ever seen or offered on the website.
Usually large plates of Sphalerite are either dull or damaged but this specimen is completely pristine! The crystal
clusters are super reflective and lustrous and the specimen is as close to perfect as you can find. The plate is
very well proportioned and balanced with one side being more Sphalerite and the other more Barite clusters.
I could see this plate standing alone or being the centerpiece of a fine Elmwood collection.
From the Elmwood Mine in Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 24 cm by 33 cm in size with a 9.5 cm Sphalerite cluster at top left.
Ex. Charlie Key Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled base

Price $12,500

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-91 SOLD!

Rare specimen of Native Copper (Spinels and crystals) from Australia!
This specimen is not only rare, it's also pretty spectacular. The well formed Copper crystals which
form the majority of the specimen give rise to these incredible Spinel-twins along the top. These
crystals measure up to 1.7 cm in size and the dozen or so shoot out in various directions as they
seemingly "float" atop stacks of smaller Copper crystals below. This is an amazing specimen the
likes of which I have never seen before. It's in pristine condition with a original reddish-brown patina.
From the Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia.
Measures 3.8 cm by 7.4 cm by 2.8 cm in size.

Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
Price $3500

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-92 NEW!

Large, gemmy Brazilianite crystal!
This is a gorgeous gem and one of the largest Brazilianite crystals from
the show. It's perfectly terminated at top and has a complex termination at
the bottom where it terminated against a matrix host. Very glassy and lustrous!
From Conselheiro Pena Pegmatite District, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Measures 3.1 cm by 4.3 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.
Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
Price $2850

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-93 NEW!

Superb cluster of Acanthite crystals with Pyrite on Calcite matrix!
Sharp crystals and an intense luster highlight this very aesthetic cluster. The Acanthite
crystals are all positioned vertically atop the Calcite which adds to the visual impact. The
largest crystal measures just shy of 2 cm in length. Some of the Acanthites display a slight
hoppering resulting from their quick transition from the higher temperature Argentite.
The specimen is in excellent condition with a back side stabilization along the right edge
to add structural support to the crystals in the area. The matrix is very well trimmed.
From the San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Measures 5.4 cm by 4.2 cm by 2.9 cm in total size.

Ex. Stoudt Mineral Collection
Price $3850

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-94 NEW!

Large deep green Fluorite octahedrons in cluster!
A beautiful specimen from the Riemvasmaak locality in South Africa. The color is what
impresses but the surfaces are also very smooth and glassy which is top end for a Fluorite
from Riemvasmaak. As most probably know, the majority of these crystals are covered by
Quartz and this can affect the texture of the surfaces. In excellent condition with few contacts
along the bottom side trimming edge which is typical for Fluorites. A great looking cabinet piece.
From Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Measures 9.7 cm by 13.6 cm by 5.8 cm in total size.

Price $4500

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-95 SOLD!

Amazing combination specimen of Getchellite blades on Stibnite with orange Orpiment!
This is one of the finest Getchellite with Orpiment specimens in existance and is from the personal
collection of the miner who discovered the small pocket in 2006. The Getchellite blades are large
and sit top to bottom atop the lustrous Stibnite, with a fine flower petal-like cluster at top. This deep
red bladed cluster is the most impressive I've ever seen. Getchellite is already a rare mineral and
the combination with Orpiment is extremely rare and almost impossible to find. This specimen has
resided in the private collection of the miner since its discovery and has just now come to market.
From the Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi District, Osgood Mts, Humboldt County, Nevada.
Measures 6 cm by 4.8 cm by 3.7 cm in total size.
Ex. S. Kleine Mineral Collection

Price $3500

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-96 NEW!

Amazing specimen featuring lustrous Acanthite crystals sitting atop Polybasite!
Admittedly, I'm a Silver specimen fanatic and I go crazy when I see incredible combination pieces
like this one, but even non-Silver collectors can appreciate a specimen of this calibre! The pristine
Acanthites xls (largest measures 1.4 cm in size) sit perfectly atop very sharp blades of Polybasite
which are in turn, accented by a peppering of golden-iridescent Pyrite crystals. The Polybasite also
appears to be slightly coated by additional micro-Acanthites. I've never seen a specimen quite like
this one and the contrasting habits of both Silver Sulfides is what caught my attention. The largest
Polybasite is nearly 2 cm in width so it pretty hard not to notice! All crystals are sharp and distinct.
From the Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Measures 4.9 cm by 3.9 by 3.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Al Ordway, Kevin Ward Mineral Collections
Comes with a professionally made acrylic stand

Price $4500

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-97 NEW!

Gorgeous specimen displaying a large vertical golden Calcite atop zoned Fluorite!
This is a wonderful large cabinet sized display piece featuring two glowing and semi-gemmy golden
Calcites atop a matrix of slightly etched and zoned bluish-purple Fluorite. The largest Calcite measures
10.5 cm in size and is perfectly doubly terminated. The smaller Calcite to its left lays horizontally across the
matrix. Both have very lustrous and glassy crystal faces. In excellent condition with no visual detractions.
From the Denton mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 18 cm by 13.4 cm by 8.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Charles M. Noll Mineral Collection
Price $3500

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-98 NEW!

Fine crystals of yellowish-orange Pyromorphite on Barite matrix!
Good Pyromorphites from Les Farges are becoming very difficult to find these days. This one
has a less common color, best described as yellowish or greenish-orange, with sharp crystals
and minimal contacts, mostly on the smaller less important crystals. There is one missing
crystal just beneath the largest crystal in the center but it is well hidden in the recesses.
The Pyromorphite has very good luster and almost complete covered the Barite matrix.
From the Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Corrèze, Limousin, France.
Measures 7.4 cm by 7.5 cm by 3.4 cm in total size.

Price $2500

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-99 NEW!

Exceptional plate of freestanding Stibnite crystals on matrix from a classic Nevada locality!
Easily one of the best examples of Stibnite from the old mining town of Manhattan, Nevada, this
specimen is unusually complete and free of contacting. Stibnite specimens from this locality are
so often found smashed and broken but most of these crystals are complete and terminated.
The incomplete crystal tips are well hidden among those which are pristine and the luster is
excellent throughout. This is a well balanced, very well trimmed plate with a great provenance.
From the White Caps Mine, Manhattan, Manhattan District, Toquima Range, Nye Co., Nevada.
Measures 5.2 cm by 10.5 cm by 10.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Charles M. Noll Mineral Collection
Price $2850

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Really neat specimen featuring several Prehnite "fingers" pseudo. after Anhydrite!
Truth be known, all of these fingers are hollow casts but the way the horizontal crystal exposes
its interior next to the verticle crystals is not only unique but it's also very asthetic and dramatic!
The structure of the original Anhydrite crystals is still recognizable but is now displayed with light
green, lustrous surfaces. A very sturdy specimen that would look wonderful in any collection.
From the Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey.
Measures 8.4 cm x 4.5 cm x 4.5 cm in total size.

Circa 1950's - Ex. Frank Valenzuela, W. Mueller Mineral Collections
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