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Opal - vintage USA specimen
stock #0949-JM-3447
Waterville, Douglass County
Washington, United States
7.3 x 6.3 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $160
Spring 23

A nearly pure mass of waxy green Opal ex AE Foote, a roughly 1890 vintage specimen. The locality listed at that time was Waterville, the capital of Douglass County in Washington. We can find no later examples of this Opal anyplace on line, though Mindat does list a deposit at a dam site and there is a lake named Opal Lake. Yet nothing looks even remotely like this specimen. So this seems to be another lost location, perhaps found in a single spot long ago. The Opal is lustrous, good dense jelly that is vividly fluorescent and has some color variation but no fire. Ex John H. Marshall collection with Foote Label attached.

stock #17.1-551
Daybreak Mine, Spokane County
Washington, United States
5.5 x 4.2 x 2.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $475

A fully crystallized plate of Autunite from the old sixties vintage finds at the Daybreak Mine. Now considered American classics, this piece has been stabilized to keep it from crumbling as many did. As the Autunite looses water in dry air they tended to alter to Meta Autunite and fall apart. Vivid fluorescence as was typical for these, this specimen came from the Les Hitchings collection, obtained in 1970. Good color and form in excellent condition.

Pyromorphite -Rare locality
stock #0694-JM-554
Electric Point Mine, Gladstone Mountain, Leadpoint, Stevens County
Washington, United States
4.2 x 3.7 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $110
Late Summer 2018

This is the only Pyromorphite I have seen from this locality, therefore I could say it is the best one I have EVER seen! Actually it is fairly rich, a nearly pure piece of Pyro, but clearly not fine display grade, with modest crystals and some vugs of botryoidal crusts. Ex John Marshall Pyromorphite Suite obtained by trade with the Royal Ontario Museum in 1972. A rare locality piece with good color and some nice areas.

Autunite (fine xls)
stock #AX-10-060
Daybreak Mine, Spokane County
Washington, United States
5.3 x 3.8 x 1.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Fall 2015

An outstanding, classic Daybreak Mine Autunite. Bright green to yellow-green crystals in fine condition in clusters and radiating sprays. Vivid fluorescence. In excellent condition which is rare for this delicate mineral, this can be displayed from several angles. Choice.