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Silver wires on Barite - classic Colorado
stock #19.1-895
White Raven Mine, Ward Mining District, Boulder County
Colorado, United States
5.7 x 3 x 1.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
Early summer 2023

Vintage specimen (1920-30 era) of fine twisted and tangled native Silver wires filling spaces between Barite crystals. From the White Raven Mine, (Boulder Colorado area) Ex Wards with George M English type label. In fine condition, and spectacular under magnification this is a classic combo for this locale. Close exam finds a few Acanthite crystals and rhombs of Siderite, the Silver has a dark patina overall. Rarely available antique and very uncommon in this quality.

Vanadinite, Mimetite and Mottramite
stock #19.1-891
Tiger, Mammoth St Anthony District, Pinal County
Arizona, United States
4.3 x 3.6 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $200
Early summer 2023

Bright, colorful and sparkling multi-specie specimen from the great Tiger (Mammoth-St.Anthony) of Arizona. Vivid red Vanadinites, sharp dark green to yellow-brown Mottramite and yellow Mimetite are the main components. Tiger Minerals are more or less legendary, the locality is unique in its complex mineralogy and beloved by many. This specimen looks nice on display but under magnification it is truly incredible.

stock #19.1-903
79 Mine, Hayden, Banner District, Gila County
Arizona, United States
6.2 x 3.7 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $220
Early summer 2023

Apple green Smithsonite in botryoidal form on matrix. From the 79 Mine (Hayden, Arizona), a well-known old locality that was a source of some excellent color Smithsonites a few years ago. The luster is slightly matte with a velvet-like look. Smithsonite is found in a wide range of colors, this hue of green is rare at many locations but it is a classic color at the 79 mine.

Azurite with Allophane, Malachite etc - classic USA
stock #20.1-414-(741)
Kelly Mine, Magdalena
New Mexico, United States
5.2 x 4.5 x 3.3 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $130
Early summer 2023

Bright and lustrous Azurite crystals in a vug with scattered balls of blue-green Allophane and darker green Malachite. A few small Cuprite crystals are seen with good magnification as well. From the Kelly Mine (New Mexico) which is famed for its great Smithsonites, but also had some very nice Copper minerals which are less often seen. This was collected in 1966 by Les Hitchings and was #741 in his collection.

Fluorite with Galena, Chalcopyrite etc
stock #16.1-461-(CN3114)
Denton Mine, Harris Creek Sub District, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
10.4 x 8.8 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $960
Early summer 2023

From the classic Southern Illinois Fluorite district, this is both a very attractive specimen and with a style quite unusual for Southern Illinois. The Fluorite crystals are especially transparent, light purple-blue and very well zoned. This has a few tiny Galena crystals and gemmy red Sphalerites scattered with the Fluorite. The backside has much more Sphalerite but the Fluorite of the front surface is more impressive and the logical display angle. In unusually fine condition as seen, there is a little outer edge roughness but the core of this piece is in great shape. The lighter overall color with dark purple edge zoning and the stepped frosted areas in the glassy faces is especially uncommon for this famed area. Ex Charles Noll collection, late 1970 vintage.

Native Silver and Copper
stock #15.1-651
Keweenaw Co.
Michigan, United States
7.7 x 6.1 x 1.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Early summer 2023

A USA classic Silver-Copper ex Johannson collection. The Silver is in crude crystals and masses most of which protrude from the Copper. The thin sheet of metal is is from .8 to 1.2 CM thick, but weighs a hefty 124 grams, which indicates a high percentage of Silver. There is no mine attribution in the collection notes but this was obtained in the late 1940 era by trade.

Quartz on Barite (Sugar Bowl pocket)
stock #AX-19-021
Murray mine, Sugarbowl pocket, Independance Mts. District, Elko Co.
Nevada, United States
3.6 x 3.1 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
price: $190
Early summer 2023

Bright and sparkling Quartz crystals have sugar-coated the front sides of Barite crystals. A distinctive find this was called the Sugar Bowl pocket. It was discovered almost 20 years ago, deep in the Murray Mine of the Elko gold mining region. As far as we know there was nothing else like these specimens ever found anyplace else in the USA. These are now only available from older collections. The front of the specimen is perfect, there are some side rub points and the back is the area of attachment. Pretty and bright.

SOLD Fluorite - zoned crystals, new find
stock #SOLD 23.1-176
Leadhill Mine area, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
5.4 x 4.4 x 3.6 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $0
Early summer 2023

A sharp and colorful zoned purple Fluorite cluster from the new find at Lead Hill. The Cave-in-Rock area of Southern Illinois has been considered finished as far as good new specimens are concerned. The mines are closed, exhausted and in many cases flooded or collapsed. Although a few specimens have been found in accessible places there has not been much of quality. The recent quarry operations at Lead Hill gave a great surprise recently with some very nice specimens in a few seams. This piece has great luster, good color and ranges from almost clear colorless to a deep purple zoning. The corners and edges on the display side are complete and intact while the outer edge and back are not. The area is of course an American classic locale and these few recent pieces are a welcome new addition to the history.