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Copper - spinel twin crystals
stock #21.1-318
Dzhezkazgan Mining District
Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
7.5 x 1 x .6 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Late Summer 2021

Elongated spinel twin crystals of copper in a chain form are topped with a tiny "tree" of copper wire crystals. Super esthetic and in perfect condition from the amazing find about 12 years ago in Kazakhstan, this is a textbook perfect example. The Copper has a dark red patina on one side and a more metallic on the other. The red color may be the result of Cuprite coatings and alterations on those faces. An elegant and delicate form, this is very impressive in person and the little tree really makes this remarkable.

Hematite with Quartz -unusual locality
stock #16.1-718
Dzhezkazgan Mining District
Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan
4.7 x 3.8 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $340


Choice, mirror bright metallic crystals in a stacked cluster from an unusual locality in Kazakhstan. The main crystal is a perfect hexagon 2.2 CM across. This mine is well known for excellent Copper minerals but this is the first fine Hematite we have seen. The Karagandy region has other localities for nice Hematites but this is both different in habit and better than most we have seen.

Silver - wire mass
stock #9.1-022
Dzhezkazgan Mining District
Zhezgazghan Oblysy, Kazakhstan
4.8 x 3.1 x 1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $780
Spring 2020

A choice, dense mass of thick and thin wires (some flattened) forming a cluster of curls. From finds about 20 years ago in Kazakhstan, this is a far better than typical specimen with good form, character and a nice dark patina. Ex Ernie Schlichter, these are just not seen anymore and are quite distinctive, a very nice Silver with classic form.

Bornite (very fine crystals) with Chalcocite, Quartz, Barite, Chalcopyrite etc.
stock #9.1-296
Dzhezkazgan Mining District
Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
10.7 x 5.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $875
Spring 2013

Ex. Ernie Schlichter. Bornite is not a rare mineral but in good crystals it is is super rare! The best have come from Kahzakstan, and this is an esthetic and above average example with sharp crystals reaching 2.3 CM on contrasting matrix. Displays great with excellent patina of Blue-Black-Silver hues. By naked eye the condition is quite fine, there are chips found with magnification and typical hairline cracks are noted as seen in the photos. This is in great condition overall for such a delicate mineral, and very attractive for this usually drab specie!