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Creedite - Purple crystals, classic USA
stock #17.1-266
Tonopah Copper Mine, San Antonio Mountains, Nye County
Nevada, United States
6.5 x 4. x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Late Summer 2018

Bright purple transparent crystals of Creedite cover a face of a blocky Quartz matrix. From Nye County in Nevada which had been the best source of purple Creedites in the USA, these are now very rare on the market. Aside from this region and a few scattered localities in Colorado there are virtually no fine Creedites from the USA known, and purple is the least common color worldwide. These are very lustrous, clear, a nice violet and with good definition.

Orpiment
stock #8.AE-358
Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi District, Humboldt County
Nevada, United States
4.8 x 3.4 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $180
Late Summer 2021

A well-crystalized miniature specimen with many transparent, sharp and very lustrous Orpiments on a dark Sulphide matrix. In excellent condition as seen, this piece was from the early find at Twin Creeks (Humboldt County, Nevada) and was collected with great care, the delicate and easily bruised crystals are pristine. A modern US classic locale, this piece looks fine from almost any point of view.

Beaverite-Cu, Jarosite and Calcite
stock #1166-JM-3815
Bristol Silver Mines, Lincoln County
Nevada, United States
10.8 x 7.3 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $3200
new year 2021

A killer Beaverite in a highly esthetic and important specimen. This fairly rare Lead Iron and Copper specie is almost never in display grade specimens, it is usually just tiny crystals that are attractive only under the microscope. The Beaverite is in green and yellow botryoidal zones but also is in the rare red color balls and crystals which are dominant on this piece. The Beaverite is nicely contrasted with two generations of Calcite, the smaller being glass clear rhombs with the Beaverite visible through the crystals. Microscope exam finds areas of reddish Jarosite and what looks like Chenevixite in olive-green needle crystals. The first photos show what I consider to be the front as the Calcite make a great contrast, but the Beaverite is on all sides and the back (last photo) is super rich also. No matter the display side chosen this is a world class specimen. Ex John Marshall collection, I have not seen any better.

Getchellite with Realgar and Orpiment
stock #20.1-918
Getchell Mine, Adam Peak, Potosi Mining District, Humboldt County
Nevada, United States
4.8 x 3.7 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $130
new year 2021

The rare specie Getchellite from the type locality in Nevada, USA. Brilliant red masses and crude crystals mixed with orange Realgar and yellow Orpiment. Ex Ruth and Andy Palmer specie collection and study suite for Dr. Joe Mandarino. The Getchellite here is in eye visible dark red clusters and masses. Strong magnification shows a few crude crystal faces as well as cleavages in the colorful mix. Rich specimen of a quite rare but colorful mineral.

Barite - sugarcube habit
stock #20.1-895-(ZS-QTZ4127)
Murray mine, Sugarbowl pocket, Independance Mts. District, Elko Co.
Nevada, United States
3.4 x 2.6 x 1.8 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $140
new year 2021

Brilliant sparkling thumbnail to toenail with excellent form. A modern USA classic, this is a cluster of blocky Barites (Barytes) that are well covered with a druzy Quartz. Highly lustrous, this looks just like sugar cubes. From the one time find more than 20 years ago at the Murray Mine(Elko, Nevada, USA) from a remarkable pocket called the "sugarbowl". In perfect condition and far more bright and glittery in person.

Almandine (huge) on Rhyolite Schist
stock #19.1-807
Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine County
Nevada, United States
3.1 x 2.9 x 2.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $480


A big, sharp and lustrous Garnet crystal perched in a contrasting light Rhyolite. This crystal is enormous for this locality, it is larger (2.7 CM) than any of the 67 Garnet Hill specimens shown on Mindat, and is fully prefect. The back side of the specimen has another Almandine as well but the crystal on the display side is more impressive. When these were collected some years ago they were all labeled as Spessartine but later testing proved that all are Almandine. The Garnet undamaged even at high magnification, and the bright, lightly striated faces are striking. Aside from being a fine piece for this remarkable locality, it is a choice Almandine from any place.

Gold- flattened crystals
stock #18.1-244
Round Mountain, Open Pit Gold mine, Nye County
Nevada, United States
2.2 x 1.5 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $590
Worldwide mix summer

Brilliant gold color and luster with stacked flattened crystals of Octahedral habit. Very choice and esthetic example of the habit from the great finds at Round Mountain. 3.3 grams, in fine condition and with a strong display esthetic. Ex Larry White collection, this habit was much less typical at the mine, most pieces were wires, leaf or a combination, this is more substantial prismatic flat crystals.

Gold- Sheet crystal habit
stock #AX-16-444
Round Mountain, Open Pit Gold mine, Nye County
Nevada, United States
3.1 x 2.1 x .2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $520
Spring update

A pure sheet of Gold with some flattened crystal faces and structures evident. Thin but substantial, this has a bright luster and looks great on both sides. Mined in 2006, this weighs just 1.3 grams but due to the flat form it looks very impressive for the weight. The variety of fine Gold specimens that has come out of Round mountain is incredible. Choice.