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1604 specimens found
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Galena with Sphalerite
stock #10.1-066
Mid Continent Mine, Baxter Springs
Kansas, United States
9.8 x 8.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $220


A nice, well composed galena from the Mid Continent mine. Good luster on crystals that reach 3 cm, displays very well and a nice addition to any suite of Galena or Tri-state classics. Sharp and excellent damage wise. Specimens like this have become scarce as the mines have been closed for several decades now.
Galena (Spinel Twins) ex. John Marshall
stock #1083-JM 3685
Reliquia Mine, Huallance District, Dos de Mayo Province
Huanuco Department, Peru
7.8 x 7 CM (cabinet)
price: $300


Good Spinel twins are rare from Peru, these are especially fine, very sharp and attractive. From John Marshall's worldwide Galena collection, this is a very distinctive and esthetic piece, he held it in high regard.
Pyromorphite (Ex Lechner, John Marshall)
stock #0100-JM-141
Bleistadt
Bohemia, Czech Republic
6.2 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $350


A very old specimen from Bleistadt, this vuggy matrix holds about half a dozen lustrous Pyros. Similar but slightly darker than Bad Ems color these crystals reach 9mm. From the famous Lechner collection that was sold by Schortmann in the 60's. Classic and very rare, in excellent condition.
Pyromorphite (ex. John Marshall collection)
stock #1036-JM-973
Hard Rigg Edge, Melmercy Fell, Alson Moor
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
8 x 6.4 Cm. (cabinet)
price: $300


A very nice example of Cumberland pyromorphite with a strong green color. Individual crystals are mostly under 2 mm and form a dense carpet on the matrix. Shows good coverage on both sides. Collected by John Marshall in 1994, his notes state: "one of the best found there, perhaps indicative of what may still be found deeper"
Cerussite (reticulated sixling crystals) Ex. Marvin Rausch, Australian National Museum, GH Blakemore
stock #8-MR-677
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
9.7 x 7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1600


A fine, large and classic piece from early mining at Broken Hill. Formerly in the Australian National Museum (which they purchased in 1942 from G.H. Blakemore) and later in the Marvin Rausch Collection. As well as having great provenance, this is a very esthetic, large Cerrusite that is excellent for the species and for the locale. Well-defined intergrown blades form the delicate snowflake patterns that display well. Some damage exists but not on most of the major blades, Overall it is in exceptional condition for such a large, vintage specimen. Old labels included. Rarely available with this form, size and quality- a great addition for an Australian collection, or a lead suite!
Arsenopyrite (exceptionally large crystals)
stock #7 -CNA-396
Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
7.5 x 6.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1200


Simply put, this is a huge, gleaming, esthetic and fine Arsenopyrite from Yaoganxian. Arsenopyrite is not rare, but great form with huge, undamaged crystals are. The largest here is 6.3 CM and doubly terminated. Brilliant luster, nice architecture, impressive display face and outstanding for the species. I have never seen a better example for sale from any locality. Yaoganxian Arsenopyrites rank with the best, I think eclipsing Panasquira, Cornwall and Peru. This specimen is 2002 vintage. Contacting and removal damage is limited to the rear base area, not visible on display. Although this might seem expensive for a common, metallic mineral, this is an incredible value for a top display piece!
Mimetite
stock #9.1-362
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Sanjiang
Guangdong, China
5.3 x 4 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $850


An excellent, clean and well crystallized Mimetite from the world class finds of 2003 at Pingtouling. Many collectors now consider this small find to have produced the world most attractive Mimetite, and as the mine is flooded and collapsed there will be no more. These are already classics with prices climbing and few good ones available. This a nice piece and the color is rich (a little more orange-yellow than is seen on some computers). In very good condition there is no eye visible damage on the display area. It is nearly pure mimetite, and heavy. This has been carefully stabilized so there is no worry of crumbling matrix.
Tourmaline (Gemmy Elbaite)
stock #8 -BRA-685
Barra de Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
7.5 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $2400


A big, glassy gem crystal of rich deep green color and attractive form. The termination is a complex series of separate peaks that looks much like a cityscape. Formerly in the Smale collection, the crystal looks rather dark until it is backlit and it really glows a rich deep green color. The front and sides present well, the rear has some chipping (that's why its the rear) which is not visible from the display side. A very fine older Barra de Salinas piece, probably worth more as gem rough!
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