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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.

Bismuthinite with Ferberite and Fluorite, Cosalite etc.
stock #20.FC-117
Kara-Oba W Deposit, Betpakdala Desert
Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
6 x 2.9 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $3700
Early summer 2021

This would be a world class Bismuthinite from anyplace and is exceptional from Kara-Oba. The addition of a complete, doubly terminated Ferberite adds a great balance, and the coatings of tiny bright purple Fluorite puts this piece in a class by itself. With good magnification several Cosalite sprays of metallic needles are noted, along with flattened Quartz crystals. In excellent condition, the Fluorite druse covers some faces of the Bismuthinite as well as the Ferberite, adding a nice sparkle in person. The Bismuthinte crystals are up to 6 CM tall and have a fine metallic patina seen on one side. Bismuthinite is not normally an attractive mineral but this is a very esthetic example, has great associations and is simply superb for the specie.

Dioptase - type locality
stock #8-FE-688
Altyn-Tyube, Kirghiz Steppes
Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
5.8 x 4.1 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $460
new year 2021

Like green eggs in a nest, a pair of very well-exposed Dioptase crystals from the classic Altyn-Tyube Mine. This is the type locality for the specie. The crystals are complete, well-formed, doubly terminated and undamaged. The overall esthetics are super for the locality and at 1.3 cm these are bigger than average.

Fluorite- stepped Cubo-Octahedral with Pyrite etc.
stock #AX-12-329
Kara-Oba W Deposit, Betpakdala Desert
Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
6.3 x 4.2 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450
new june 17

Super form showing epitaxial arrangements and a textbook structure in this esthetic Kazak Fluorite. Impressive and quite unlike any other sort of Fluorite from anywhere in the world. The main crystal is 4.8 CM across well perched at the top of a mixes mineral matrix. In excellent condition overall as seen though some cleaves are present with some crystal regrowth over those spots. Way better in person, this is a choice example from a find more than 2 decades ago and no longer seen on the market.

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!