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S22344 - Chalcopyrite with Quartz - $300
Bandora Mine, South Mineral Creek, San Juan Co., Colorado

Overall Size: 3 x 2.1 cm


A bright and highly striated, complex group of golden chalcopyrites from early 1980s finds. This is a quality piece in very good shape and it comes from the well-known Colorado source for fine chalcopyrite.

S22346 - Azurite - $5000
Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 2.7 x 2.5 cm


A superb rosette of azurite of great eye appeal that features a lustrous, glossy blue, rose shape seen in the finest Bisbee pieces. This is a splendid specimen of azurite of a style and quality characteristic known from Bisbee.

S22348 - Wulfenite with Mimetite - $850
San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Mun. de Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico

Overall Size: 4.8 x 2.6 cm


Stunning cluster of windowpane-clear wulfenite grew nicely over mimetite. This specimen is particularly rich in color, which emits fiery orange highlights distinctive to San Francisco mine material. Striking contrast makes these combination pieces some of the nicest around, and this one is in excellent condition from this locality.

S22350 - Silver - $4750
Asturiana Mine, Zacatecas Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico

Overall Size: 4.6 x 2 cm


Finely formed, curly silver with antique tarnish make this one an effective display miniature. Equally significant is its sculptural quality from all sides, very showy and exceptional. An exquisite and aesthetic Mexican silver.

S22351 - Silver - SOLD
Asturiana Mine, Zacatecas Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico

Overall Size: 2.3 x 0.5 cm


An attractive thumbnail silver from Mexico. An excellent specimen from this famous and old source for fine silver.

S22354 - Copper - SOLD
Emke Mine, Onganja, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 5.2 x 2.3 cm


An old-time, very rich and showy, two-sided copper with no real point of attachment. Three dimensional sharp crystals and coppery patina make it extremely fine as well.

S22356 - Copper - SOLD
Emke Mine, Onganja, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 2 x 1 cm


This specimen of copper is very appealing, sharply formed and shows well all around. Complete with striking red patina and high luster.

S22358 - Polybasite - SOLD
Chispas Mine, Arizpe, Arizpe Municipality, Sonora, Mexico

Overall Size: 3.8 x 2.5 cm


Quality specimen of Mexican polybasite, not only for its sub-metallic shine, but for overall sharpness displaying its classic form. This piece is essentially a floater with no notable point of attachment. An outstanding, and relatively uncommon silver mineral with a large crystal.

S22361 - Hematite with Quartz - $3500
Pomba Pit, Serra das Eguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil

Overall Size: 7.8 x 5 cm


This hematite is well set in a plate of quartz and on the main display are some doubly terminated crystals as an added bonus. Both of which show pristine and undamaged faces.

S22362 - Quartz - SOLD
Henry Mts., Garfield Co., Utah

Overall Size: 2.1 x 0.8 cm


A fine specimen of red chalcedony replacing quartz. The body has a deep orange to brownish red translucency, and the crystal is entirely replaced and sharp.

S22365 - Quartz - $400
Rio Maggiore, Porretta Quartz Sites, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Overall Size: 3.6 x 2.3 cm


This specimen of quartz is gem quality and every face is lustrous. Crystals from this locality show interesting fenster habit, a German word for window seen here in optically clear growth.

S22366 - Brazilianite - $7500
Corrego Frio Mine, Linopolis, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Overall Size: 5.7 x 5.5 cm


From the famous Corrego Frio Mine comes this yellow-green chartreuse brazilianite where old-time material is among the most distinguishable and classic of Brazilian pockets. The incredibly glassy, nearly flawless, bright crystal is quality at its best. Display faces are complete from the base up.

S22368 - Neptunite with Natrolite - $600
Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito Co., California

Overall Size: 7.5 x 5.6 cm


Choice Californian neptunite, with crystals to 3.1 cm in striking contrast to classic matrix that includes natrolite and additional neptunite. Quality piece from this now defunct American locality.

S22370 - Quartz - $3500
Curvelo, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Overall Size: 8.5 x 4.6 cm


A very complicated network of hematite and possibly chlorite sit frozen in this inner world of transparent quartz. Clear visible inclusions from this well-known spot.

S22372 - Bornite with Quartz - SOLD
Steward Mine, Butte District, Silver Bow Co., Montana

Overall Size: 2 x 1.3 cm


For more than a century specimens have come out of Butte's dozens of mines, with the Steward producing some of the choicest material, such as this slightly tarnished and iridescent bornite with quartz.

S22374 - Barite - $200
Indian Head Rock, Basin, Jefferson Co., Montana

Overall Size: 9 x 6 cm


Displaying rich golden-yellow color, this barite features showy blocky crystals of good coverage and every face is super glossy. An excellent piece for the locality measuring 9 x 6 cm.

S22378 - Cassiterite - $1250
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California

Overall Size: 2 x 1.8 cm


Fine high-quality cassiterite, with sharp faces and shiny luster. Crystal is sharply twinned and partly rehealed on its underside. An exceptionally fine Himalaya rarity from the 1960s mining period.

S22379 - Celestine - SOLD
Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy

Overall Size: 5 x 1.5 cm


This crystal of celestine is particullarly fine, considering it is fully euhedral without damage and measures up to 5 x 1.5 cm in size. Ever since specimen production they have been considered Italian classics.

S22385 - Vanadinite - $350
San Carlos Mine, Mun. de Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico

Overall Size: 2.5 x 1.7 cm


This vanadinite consists of unusually thick crystals in parallel growth. This piece is from old production, now classic Mexican material.

S22388 - Witherite - $200
Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin Co., Illinois

Overall Size: 2 x 1.8 cm


Very fine for a thumb. This witherite from Illinois is a highly glossy, super-slick single with a bit of adhering matrix.

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