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Cerussite - USA classic locale
stock #21.1-484
Bunker Hill Mine, Jersey Level, Kellogg, Coeur dAlene District, Shosone
Idaho, United States
4.3 x 3.1 x 3.1 (miniature)
price: $850
Post Tucson 2022

A killer miniature Cerussite in exceptional condition from the famed Bunker Hill Mine (Idaho, USA). From the Rudolf Kluiber collection, this was collected in 1981 on the Jersey level that would later become famed for the world class Pyromorphite finds. The crystals are well-perched on the matrix, most are twinned but each arm of these twins is a perfect prismatic crystal with textbook terminations. Remarkable for such a delicate mineral to be undamaged but this is impressive in that way.

Pyromorphite - USA classic
stock #0847-JM-2124
Little Giant Mine, Mullan, Coeur d' Arlene District, Shoshone County
Idaho, United States
7.6 x 5.6 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $690
Late Summer 2021

Well-crystallized Pyromorphite crystals cover a matrix plate from the Little Giant Mine (Idaho, USA). This region has a long mining history and is well-known as the home of the Bunker Hill Mine, one of the world's great Pyro locales. Less famed but still quite important is the Little Giant, and this is an excellent example for this locality. A choice addition to a serious suite of Pyromorphite the quality is much better than just a locality specimen. Ex John Marshall Collection; John was a passionate collector of Pyros and his taste was excellent. John purchased this specimen in 1974 from the Paul Zimmerman collection. His collection card states "One of the best pieces I have ever seen from the locality". It is outstanding for this mine.

stock #0014-JM-1551
Peacock Mine, Leadore Mining District, Lemhi County
Idaho, United States
8.5 x 7.3 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
Early summer 2021

Rich, bright vivid blue Cyanotrichite covers the display surface of the specimen. An older piece, ex John Marshall collection, and before that from the remarkable collection of Gunnar Bjarby and also David Garske. Five old labels are included. While the druse of Cyanotrichite is composed of very tiny crystals and spherical clusters, the dense coverage is impressive by naked eye. The back side of this piece also has a fair sized area of Cyanotrichite and old labels, collection numbers etc. A rich piece for a lesser known but still classic US locale.

Ludlamite - classic USA locale
stock #AX-19-277
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi County
Idaho, United States
3.9 x 3 x .9 CM (miniature)
price: $110
new year 2021

A small miniature plate sprinkled with many sharp yellow-green Ludlamite crystals and tiny Pyrites as well. An older specimen from the Blackbird Mine (Idaho) with a label from Dawson's Minerals (California) dealership from the 1961-1979 era. In fine condition the tiny Ludlamites are gemmy and look great under magnification. An affordable example.

stock #15.1-563
Bunker Hill Mine, Jersey Level, Kellogg, Coeur dAlene District, Shosone
Idaho, United States
4.8 x 3.7 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $720

A wet-look Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill with light orange to straw color crystals. Ex Rosewarne Collection, this has crystals up to 1.8 CM most having the slightly "melted" look on some edges and faces. In fine condition overall, the crystals are quite translucent and when backlit they glow yellow . Bunker Hill is now recognized as one of the worlds greatest sources of Pyromorphites and the range of color was especially significant. Orange color Pyromorphite is rare worldwide but Bunker Hill did produce many impressive pieces, reputedly due to higher levels of Arsenic but that seems to be in dispute. No matter why these are wonderful Pyros, modern classics and there are no more coming out.

stock #16.1-254
Level 9, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Coeur dAlene District,
Idaho, United States
5.7 x 4.4 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1350
Spring 2020

Well formed "wet look" crystals of green and orange Pyromorphite clustered on a contrasting matrix. From the great finds at Bunker Hill Mine, this is a very fine example with especially bright luster and top form. Individual crystals reach to 1.3 cm and are in fine condition. The orange color crystals are much less common and are sometimes called Arsenian Pyromorphite, although there may not be much or any Arsenic in them. Sharp deep orange crystals are quite rare, most are more botryoidal and do not have sharp faces. This specimen does have some small but clearly sharp prismatic orange crystals. Overall very esthetic.

stock #0201-JM-3928
Little Giant Mine, Mullan, Coeur d' Arlene District, Shoshone County
Idaho, United States
9 x 7.1 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $770

A very fine specimen from another uncommon but significant US locality. From the Little Giant mine, at Mullen, Idaho a sizable and rich specimen densely covered on the front surface with pale green crystals. From John Marshals superb collection of world wide Pyromorphite his collection card reads "typical habit on Little Giant piece, about the best I have ever seen." The little Giant mine was an important locale for Pyro long before the Kellogg/ Bunker Hill Mine find put Idaho in the spotlight. The mine closed over 100 years ago and fine specimens are quite scarce. This one is just exceptional, in remarkable condition the crystals are the delicate "porcelain" luster and up to 7mm long. Very different look from the more available Bunker Hill material. Great addition for any serious Pyromorphite suite.

Ludlamite - fine crystals with minor Chalcopyrite
stock #10.1-328
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi County
Idaho, United States
8.4 x 5.6 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $600
Worldwide mix summer

A choice, very well crystallized plate of green Ludlamite crystals from the classic Blackbird mine. Several old labels (included) date this back to 1960, which was the period when the best Ludlamites in the US were found. The Ludlamites are deep green, sharp, translucent and in clusters, balls and rosettes. A choice US classic of the quality that is almost never seen on the market today. No damage and the matrix has been stabilized to prevent crumbling of the soft Sulfide base.