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Incredible specimen featuring wires of Native Silver on Native Silver with Acanthite!
Specimens of Native Silver from the Freiberg District are always in demand but specimens with
the arborescent structure and superb aesthetics as this one are few and far between. This specimen
was obviously hand picked by Dr. Wilke for its beautiful appearance and exceptional balance. I was
thrilled to be among the first to see it and acquire it for presentation here on the website. The wires
are solid and firm with a curling structure that is among the best I have ever seen in the miniature
size range. The surfaces are lustrous and striated with an original antique patina, top to bottom.
If you are searching for a fine German Wire Silver for your collection, you need look no further.
From the Himmelsfürst Mine, Brand-Erbisdorf, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Measures 8.5 cm by 8 cm by 6.5 cm in total size.
Ex. Dr. H. J. Wilke, Brown Mineral Collections
Come with a custom made, labeled display base

Price $38,500

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Flashy specimen featuring green Chromian Grossular Garnets in cluster!
This is one of the best Chrome Grossulars that I've seen and offered in quite some time.
The crystals are sharp and incredibly glassy, giving the surfaces an intense flash when the
specimen is rotated in my hand. It is beautifully trimmed with green druse framing the edges.
From the Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada.
Measures 5.1 cm by 5.8 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.
Ex. Edward David, Galveston Mineral Collections
Price $2500

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EXCEPTIONAL! Elogated crystals of Acanthite ps Argentite sprouting upwards atop Acanthite cubes!
Unique looking specimen and one that is a Silver collector's dream! Argentite is a mineral that exists
at high temperature and when it cools, it pseudomorphs into Acanthite which is the low temperature
version of the same mineral. These Argentite crystals kept their original form which could best be
described as "fishtail-like". Perfectly formed, lustrous cubes of Acanthite make up the base of this
very unique specimen. Classic Silver specimen dating back to the late 1800's or possibly earlier.
From the Himmelsfürst Mine, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Measures 4 cm by 3.1 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.
Ex. Wolfgang Wendel, Kevin Ward Mineral Collections
Price $3500

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Gorgeous cluster of raspberry-purple Fluorite cubes
A wonderful specimen that actually sits upright all on its own, displaying large gemmy cubes
of raspberry colored Fluorite on all sides. The shape is this specimen is similar to a hilltop in which
the underlying matrix is centered beneath and surrounded on all sides by Fluorite. The cubes are
phantomed with darker raspberry colored cores covered by multiple layers of zoning. The surfaces
lustrous with a "brick-like" texture and the entire specimen glows from within. In excellent condition
with very few contacts except for the matrix attachment contact on the far back side, out of view.
From Rosiclare, Rosiclare Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois.
Measures 10.4 cm by 10 cm by 11 cm in total size.

Ex. Charles M. Noll Mineral Collection
Price $3500

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Gemmy crystal of Golden Calcite with scattered Barite cluster perched atop matrix!
Completely transparent with a glowing gemmy interior, this Calcite makes it obvious why
the Elmwood Mine's Jewel Pocket is so highly prized by collectors worldwide. I can easily
read print through this crystal, and the termination is pure glass with a nearly pristine tip.
Only a couple of tiny chips keep it from being completely pristine and you'll need a 16x loupe
to see them. They are invisible to the naked eye. The Calcite measures nearly 7 cm in length.
Small clusters of white Barite can be seen scattered about the matrix and there is a smaller
Calcite perched atop the upper back edge of the specimen. This could be easily be trimmed.
From the Jewel Pocket, Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 12.2 cm by 16.2 cm by 6 cm in total size.
Price $3500

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Super lustrous specimen featuring large reddish-orange Wulfenite blades on matrix!
This is older material from the famous Red Cloud Mine and it is quite spectacular. The largest
Wulfenite crystal blade measures 3 cm and the other two large blades measure nearly 2.5 cm
each. The blades are all highly lustrous and glassy with translucent interiors with some gem
here and there. With backlighting or top lighting the crystals glow! They're all in excellent
condition with only a few trivial contacts. The horizontal blade on the back side terminated
against matrix, giving it a small amount of irregularity on the back portion of the blade but
this is not damage, does not detract, and is completely invisible from the front display side.
From the Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz County, Arizona.
Measures 4.3 cm by 4.5 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Ex. G. Lee Mineral Collection
Price $3500

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Exceptional cluster of Azurite crystal blades with Malachite accenting from the Tsumeb Mine!
The
Azurite crystals on the left side are all freestanding with vertical tips and the largest Azurite
crystal along the back measures 4 cm in height and 2.5 cm or right at an inch in width. I count at least a
dozen vertical crystals and all are situated with space between one another which gives the specimen
the appearance of depth with well isolated crystals. These crystals rise upwards from a base of sharp,
terminated Azurite crystals which lay horizontally and terminate outwards towards the right. The largest
of these measures 4 cm in length by 3 cm in width. Overall, the specimen is in wonderful condition with
no detractions. Only trivial contacts here and there. The crystal surfaces are very glassy with a rolling
luster and they contrast beautifully with the small patches of vibrant green Malachite and white matrix.

From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 7.3 cm by 7 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.

Ex. DeRiggi Mineral Collection
Price $6500

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MIN#EXCEPTIONAL-129 SOLD!

Elogated stack of lustrous Pyrrhotites on Quartz crystals!
The bronze colored and quite lustrous Pyrrhotites contrast beautifully with the orange tinted Quartz
and the entire specimen is very three dimensional in appearance. The stack climbs some 9.5 cm
in height above the Quartz and has been stabilized along a matrix crack on the backside to
strengthen a weak point. I believe this is the longest Pyrrhotite stack I've ever offered.
From the Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.
Measures
10 cm by 9.2 cm by 6.3 cm in total size.
Price $3250

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Rare specimen featuring a gemmy yellow Calcite crystal sitting atop Stilbite!
From the 2004 discovery, this beautiful specimen features glassy-transparent twinned crystals of yellow Calcite.
The flattened corners are not cleaves, rather they are part of the unique structure of these Calcites. They are
highly lustrous and brilliant with an intense internal glow, much like the finest Golden Calcites from India and
Kazakhstan. These crystals sit atop white Stilbite crystals measuring to 4 cm in length. A gorgeous Calcite combo!
From the Basalt Quarry, Ambariomiambana, Sambava District, Sava Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar.
Measures 11.8 cm by 7.8 cm by 8.7 cm in total size.
Ex. Dawson Calcite Collection
Price $2850

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Beautiful plate of gemmy Smoky Quartz crystals with a large Smoky Gwindel at top!
This is a wonderful plate, covered with gemmy, terminated Smoky Quartz crystals from one end
to the other. At the very top is a very impressive Smoky Gwindel measuring 6.2 cm by 7 cm in size.
The Gwindel, like the other Smoky crystals, displays glassy surfaces with transparent interiors.
Along the very edges is a slight accenting of Chlorite, giving the tips a slightly frosted appearance.
There is no damage and the plate is very well trimmed. The slight twist in the Gwindel really catches the
light and rolls it across the surfaces when the specimen is rotated ever so slightly. Great cabinet piece!
From the Argentière Glacier, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France.
Measures 13.2 cm by 9.9 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Jean Charlet, Lockhart Mineral Collections
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Price $4850

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Brilliant and quite exceptional crystalline Native Silver in white Calcite on matrix!
This is one of the finest Moroccan Silvers I've seen from Bou Azer. Not only is the crystalline structure
bright and lustrous, but it also sits atop the bright white Calcite which sits atop host matrix rock. I can't recall
seeing another on matrix Silver from this locality. The specimens I've seen in the past come with the Calcite
but not the hard rock matrix. The eye appeal of this specimen is superb with the transition from lustrous Silver
to white Calcite to gray matrix. Whoever did the trimming on this specimen did an excellent job. I love this piece!
From the Bouismas Mine, Bou Azer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco.
Measures 12.8 cm by 8.3 cm by 6 cm in total size.
Price $9500

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Exceptional specimen featuring Siderite pseudomorphing after Calcite crystals!
This is one of those amazing pseudo specimens that I come across every now and then
that really catches your eye. The tan Siderite crystals are brilliant and sparkling and the
pseudos are super sharp, with the basic structure of the Calcite crystals perfectly preserved,
although most now appear to be hollow. There is no damage to speak of on this incredible piece.
This is from the Turt Mine which has been mined since medieval times, modern mining since 1971.
From the Turt Mine (Ghezuri Mine), Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mts, Satu Mare, Satu Mare Co., Romania
Measures 9 cm by 6.8 cm by 5.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Van Tichelen Mineral Collection
Price $2850

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Exceptional combination of Beryl var. Aquamarine perched atop Cassiterite!
Also with Muscovite, this is a superb Aquamarine combo and the aesthetics are incredible.
The largest Aqua crystal measures nearly 7 cm in size and displays a lovely blue coloration
along with glassy surfaces and a gemmy, transparent interior. It is accompanied by several
smaller Aquamarines and fine Muscovite blades along the left edge. The Aquamarine sits
aesthetically atop a super lustrous, black Cassiterite crystal measuring 3.6 cm in size. The
combo is in excellent condition with the only contact being along the bottom separation zone.
From Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China.
Measures 7.5 cm by 5.5 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.
Price $5500

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EXCEPTIONAL CLASSIC!! Lustrous pyramidal crystal clusters of Acanthite with Native Silver wires!
An amazing combination featuring stacked Acanthite ps. after Argentite (Silver Sulfide) crystals with Native
Silver wires throughout! Obviously the Sulfur component was removed at some point during the development
of this specimen, allowing for the Native Silver growth. Specimens like this always amaze me. They are both
beautiful and extremely interesting in a geological as well as an historical sense. This specimen is a classic
rarity from a major Silver mining district which has faded into the past. Fortunately, great specimens survive
for all collectors to enjoy. I might point out that this specimen is very heavy and nearly solid Silver mineral!
From the Foster Mine, Glen Lake, Coleman Township, near Cobalt, Ontario, Canada.
Measures 8.4 cm by 7 cm by 7.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Kevin Ward Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled stand
Price $9500

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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.
Ex. Ben de Wit Mineral Collection
Price $2450

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Spectacular Native Silver wires and Acanthite atop matrix with Calcite crystals!
Probably the finest specimen I've ever seen or offered from the Highland Bell Mine in British Columbia,
Canada. The asethetics are off the chart and the association of white Calcite crystals, perched atop and
penetrated by wires of Native Silver as they are suspended in the air along the upper left edge reminds
one of a Kongsberg Silver specimen. Dark gray Acanthite crystals are nestled between the numerous
wires and the entire specimen displays a beautiful golden patina. Stepping back, it becomes obvious that
this specimen is part of a Calcite seam which opened up and provided space for the Native Silver wires
and Acanthites to develop. This would make a fine addition to any Canadian or Silver specimen cabinet.
From Highland Bell Mine, Beaverdell, Greenwood Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada.
Measures 6.5 cm by 6.6 cm by 3.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Liebetrau Mineral Collection
Price $9500

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Aesthetic specimen featuring gemmy Spessartine Garnets atop an Orthoclase crystal with Smoky Quartz!
One of the most attractive of these combo specimens that I've seen - the large Smoky Quartz in the foreground
is being hugged along its right side by a perfectly formed Orthoclase crystal. I point this feature out because
the Orthoclase has been completely covered by gemmy Spessartine Garnets, which also accent the base and
edges of the Smoky Quartz crystal. In excellent condition, with no detractions whatsoever. Only great flash!
From the Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China.
Measures 8.4 cm by 7.2 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.
Price $2850

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Gemmy crystals of Golden Smithsonite on matrix!
A glowing specimen which features large gemmy crystals measuring to 1.4 cm in size.
The color is a deep golden brilliance and the surfaces are super glassy and lustrous. In
excellent condition and very well trimmed along the edges. A very pleasing specimen.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 4.5 cm by 5.3 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.
Ex. James W. Simpson Mineral Collection
Price $2850

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HUGE!! Large cabinet centerpiece of Galena, Sphalerite, and Chalcopyrite crystals on Quartz points!
This very impressive specimen is from Creede, Colorado and is easily the largest I have ever offered from that
classic mining locality. The Sphalerite crystal are glossy and lustrous and make up the majority of the surface.
Frosty Galena cubes are scattered about as are the golden and iridescent Chalcopyrite crystals. My favorite
thing about this specimen (other than the size) is the two layered appearance. It's very 3-dimensional and displays
like a museum piece. I had a custom, labeled acrylic base constructed for the specimen so it could easily be one.
From the Commodore Mine, Creede District, Mineral County, Colorado.
Measures 19.2 cm by 26.2 cm by 19.8 cm in total size.

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Price $4850

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