The Tucson2017 Best Offer Mineral Auctions

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Item #A1

Pretty mix of reddish-orange Spessartine Garnets with Smoky Quartz crystals and white Albite!
This is one of my favorite combinations and the intensity of the Garnet color on this specimen is better
than what I normally see. These came out last decade for the most part and have become much more
difficult to find in the marketplace. This specimen is in excellent condition with no detractions to speak of.
From the Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China.
Measures 7.5 cm by 7.8 cm by 5.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $485
Minimum Increment - $20

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$485.00 2:41 PM 8/16/17 Paris, France
$515.00 12:07 PM 8/17/17 Knoxville, TN
       
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Item #A2

Large cabinet plate of vibrant purple Fluorite with Barite blades in cluster!
These purple cubes are pure gems with internal phantoming and transparency all the way
down to the matrix! They sit atop a sparkling matrix of Quartz and provide a wonderful
color contrast for the creamy white Barite blade clusters. In very good condition overall.

From the Berbes Mine, Berbes, Asturias, Spain.
Measures 9.8 cm by 14 cm by 8.2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $485
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$485.00 11:34 AM 8/16/17 Austin, TX
       
       
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Item #A3

Super lustrous surfaces of botryoidal Arsenian Pyromorphite on matrix!
These surfaces are incredibly flashy with the light literally jumping off the yellow to orange
bi-coloration! There are some tiny bumps here and there but most are mainly along the edge
and none are very noticeable. The color is what you notice first, followed by the intense brilliance.
From the 9 Level, Bunker Hill Mine in Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho.
Measures 5.2 cm by 5.4 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A4

Gemmy yellow crystals of Brazilianite on white Albite matrix!
This cute small miniature sized specimen features well over half a dozen gem Brazilianite
crystals, with the largest vertical crystal measuring 1.6 cm in size. In excellent condition.
From the Teliro Claim, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Measures 4.7 cm by 6 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Benoit Dumont Collection
Fair Market Value $2850

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Item #A5

Lustrous specimen featuring crystals of Native Silver and Acanthite crystals with Silver dendrites on Calcite!
This specimen has so much going on and under magnification it is a sight to see. Slightly rounded crystals of
Silver are mixed with fine dendrites and gray Acanthites on both the front and back sides of the Calcite matrix.
Some of the sharper Silver crystals exhibit mirror-bright faces which adds brilliance to an otherwise mostly
lustrous specimen. In excellent condition, this fine specimen could easily be displayed from either side.
From the Kongsberg Silver Mining District, Svene, Flesberg, Buskerud, Norway.
Measures 4.3 cm by 4.2 cm by 3 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $4500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1250
Minimum Increment - $35

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$1250.00 7:50 PM 8/15/17 Parker, CO
       
       
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Item #A6

Gorgeous cluster of Aqua-blue Beryl var. Aquamarine crystals with minor Feldspar!
I love these pointed tip specimens from Brazil and this one features multiple terminations
atop gemmy, lustrous surfaces of bluish-green Aquamarine. The middle crystal with the
pointed termination is perfectly centered and framed by numerous crystals of varying size.
Those few terminations which are not complete are rehealed. In excellent condition.
From Mimoso do Sul, Espírito Santo, Brazil.
Measures 5.5 cm by 5 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $4850

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Item #A7

Lovely crystal of Spodumene var. Kunzite with Quartz!
This is a doubly terminated crystal which features a strong rolling luster atop well
striated surfaces. The color is very nice and even more intense when viewed across
the crystal length. One interesting feature is the color shift towards Spodumene just
above the bottom termination. You could almost call the crystal bi-colored and when
exposed to a light source, it glows from one end to the other. In excellent condition.
From Mawi Pegmatite, Nilaw-Kolum Pegmatite Field,  Du Ab Dist., Nuristan Prov., Afghanistan.
Measures 5.8 cm by 3.8 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2450

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Item #A8

Brilliant specimen featuring wires, crystals and leaves of Native Gold with Electrum on Quartz!
This is a two-toned specimen, reflecting the Native Gold mixed with the more silvery Electrum.
Both minerals sit atop a matrix of Quartz and Quartz crystals. One of the more unique specimens
I've seen from this centuries old mining locality. In excellent condition with great luster and flash.
From Roşia Montană, Roşia Montanã Commune, Alba Co., Romania.
Measures 5.5 cm by 7.6 cm by 3.9 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $5500

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Item #A9

New Find! Impressive specimen of banded canary yellow Cadmium Smithsonite!
Yellow is one of the rarest colors of Smithsonite and this specimen is from a small recent find in
China and bright yellow coloration is very similar to older finds in Italy and Mexico. The surfaces
are satiny lustrous and very botryoidal in form with deep rolling mounds and grooves. Along both
edges is a beautiful banding of yellow over radiant white. In fine condition with pristine surfaces.
From Wei Nan, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China.
Measures 3.6 cm by 5.2 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $985

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Item #A10

Rare specimen featuring three terminated gem Topaz crystals in hard Calcite matrix!
One of the few multi-crystal specimens I've found from Katlang. The Topaz crystals are all
very glassy and gem with good terminations. The fatter Topaz at top measures 2.2 cm by 1.5 cm
while the Topaz at bottom measures 2.4 cm by 1.2 cm in size. The third smaller 1 cm Topaz can be
seen just to the right of this crystal. No damage to speak of, only some minor internal crazing lines.

From Katlang, Mardan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Measures 8 cm by 8.4 cm by 6.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Herbert Obodda Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $5450

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Item #A11

Beautiful seam of Rhodochrosite crystals with Pyrite and Quartz from China!
This is one of the most interesting Chinese Rhodochrosites I've seen since they first appeared in the
marketplace about a decade ago. This is a large seam through host matrix which opens up and displays
a good sized vug near the center. Both the seam and vug are completely lined by Rhodochrosite crystals
and the vug is wide enough that it allowed the formation of fully formed blades. Geologically, I fine this
specimen fascinating but it's also a really nice mineral specimen for display. In excellent condition.
From the Wutong Mine, Liubao, Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Measures 10.2 cm by 9.6 cm by 6.3 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A12

Aesthetic specimen featuring a large, flattened Azurite "sun" on Kaolinite matrix!
This flattened disc of Azurite was formed between layers of Kaolinite which forced it to grow in a laterally
compressed, radiating manner. It measures 4.2 cm in size and is in perfect condition with a super vibrant
radiating luster. The color is a deep royal blue and its dramatic placement within the recess is better than most.
From the Malbunka Copper Mine, Alice Springs, Gardiner Range, MacDonnell Shire, Northern Territory, Australia.
Measures 7.9 cm by 8.9 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $285
Minimum Increment - $15

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$285.00 2:41 PM 8/16/16 Paris, France
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Item #A13

Bright and lustrous Galena crystals set high atop host Chert matrix!
These are modified Galenas, all of which display a brilliant luster atop modified surfaces and
areas of secondary crystallization. I think the isolated appearance of the Galenas on the matrix is one
that makes this specimen one of the more aesthetic plates I've seen recently. In excellent condition.
From the Picher Mine, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.
Measures 7.7 cm by 14.5 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1500

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Item #A14

Petrified limb of Chromium colored wood (Araucarioxylon arizonicum)!
From one of the oddest finds of Petrified wood in the world, this Conifer tree existed between
65 and 200 million years ago during the Triassic Era. When the tree died and was becoming
petrified, it became exposed to the mineral Chromium (same mineral which colors Emeralds).
Native Americans were the first to find the material and used it in jewelry making but kept the
location a secret until it was eventually rediscovered and authenticated by the Smithsonian.
These specimens are natural hygrometers. When dry they become a very light pale green and
when wet or exposed to humidity they turn a deep green. This specimen is a very fine example.
From a locality near Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona.
Measures 6.3 cm by 3.5 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $985

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Item #A15

Fine specimen featuring Silver ps after Dycrasite!
This specimen caught my eye at the show because it looked so much like a Chlorargyrite
in form, texture, and color. It's actually Silver pseudomorphing Dycrasite crystals and one
of the most unique specimens of this material that I've seen. The display side crystals are
short and flat-topped with a slight texture. These rise upwards from a matrix consisting of
dendritic Silver crystals, imparting the specimen with a two sided personality. There's a really
neat vug near the right side which is completely lined with crystals. This is one of my favorites.
From Príbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic.
Measures 6.2 cm by 8 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.
Ex. Fred Meissner Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2450

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Item #A16

Beautiful specimen of bluish-green Aurichalcite from the famous Kelly Mine!
Layers of various shades of blue-green color this specimen, all atop a concave structured
cast. The bottom side is displayed in the second photo and displays the radial patterned,
lustrous nodules that form the bottom side of the specimen. The specimen is in excellent
shape with barely a contact anywhere along the top layers which range from glossy smooth to
satiny. The thin crack seen along the right edge is only a small surface crack along one of the

top layer. It is natural in origin and has no bearing on the structural strength of the specimen.
From the Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico.
Measures 7.5 cm by 4.1 cm by 3 cm in total size.

Ex. Urish Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2850

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Item #A17

Rare specimen featuring flashy Native Silver dendrites in white Calcite matrix!
This slice of Calcite is loaded with Native Silver crystal dendrites which flash a rolling luster
which matches beautifully with the sparkling gray Acanthite seams. This specimen can be
displayed from either sides as many of the dendrites are visible on both the front and back.
From the old Cobalt Mining Area, Cobalt-Gowganda, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada.
Measures 6.2 cm by 8 cm by .3 cm in total size.
Ex. Bishop Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $785

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$285.00 7:58 PM 8/15/19 Parker, CO
       
       
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Item #A18

Gorgeous little combination of cherry-red Rhodochrosite with white Fluorite, Tetrahedrite, and Quartz needles!
A wonderful mix of minerals with gemmy red Rhodochrosite rhombs and white (probably included) Fluorite
cubes at both the top and bottom. Lustrous black Tetrahedrite and Quartz needles frame the entire specimen
and contrast beautifully with the Rhodochrosite rhombs. In excellent condition with eye appeal to spare.
From the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado.
Measures 3.5 cm by 2.7 cm by 2.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Williams Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2450

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Item #A19

Classic specimen of Native Copper with superb crystallization!
This is only the second cabinet sized Native Copper from Michigan that has caught my eye recently.
The crystallization of impressive Copper is sharp and unique (look at the incredible dendritic crystal
"wings" in the close-up photo!) and the entire specimen is composed of large, thick crystal dendrites
and Spinels. Along the left edge are unique 5.5 cm crystal growths that resemble wings and these are
attached to even larger crystal dendrites which form the majority of the center before finally twisting
their way upwards to the very top. Interesting note - If you look at the very center of the specimen, you
will see a smoother surface area that extends about one third of the specimen. This is an original drill bit
contact from the miner's drill! As if the specimen weren't unique enough, this puts it over the top! And
the provenance isn't too bad either. This specimen is Ex. Russell MacFall who was the former editor of
the Chicago Tribune. This specimen dates to the early 1900's and exhibits an antique patina over luster.
From the Phoenix Mine, Phoenix, Keweenaw County, Michigan.
Measures 16.5 cm by 10 cm by 7.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Russell MacFall Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, engraved display stand

Fair Market Value $14,500

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Item #A20

Fine specimen of Grossular Garnet with Quartz crystals!
One of the better examples from this locality that I've offered on the website. The greenish-yellow
Garnets are glassy and lustrous with no damage except for the normal incompleteness along the
trimming/separation edges. The Quartz points are all terminated. Visually, this is a striking specimen
from a classic Arizona Garnet locality. I can't recall seeing a better looking miniature from there.
From Quartzite Mountain, Stanley Butte, San Carlos Indian Reservation, Graham County, Arizona.
Measures 9 cm by 7.2 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2450

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Item #A21

Gemmy yellow crystals of Sulfur on Aragonite matrix!
This is a gorgeous specimen with two gemmy Sulfur crystals sitting atop the white Aragonite matrix.
Both crystals are sharp and complete with few contacts and a strong satiny luster. The largest of the
two measures nearly 3 cm in size. There are some smaller bitumen included Sulfur crystals atop the matrix
adding originality to the specimen which dates back to the early 1900's when Sicily was a major Sulfur source.
From the Agrigento Province (Girgenti Province), Sicily, Italy.
Measures 7.3 cm by 10.4 cm by 7 cm in total size
Fair Market Value $2850

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Item #A22

Fine crystals of Beryl var. Goshenite with Quartz atop crystals of Schorl Tourmaline!
This is an impressive specimen. A group of these fine Goshenite on Schorls recently came to market
and I cherry picked some of the best specimens from those available. The Goshenites are mostly
doubly terminated and gemmy to translucent with glassy crystal faces. They contrast very well
with the shiny black surfaces of the Schorl Tourmaline crystals they sit atop. In excellent condition.
From the Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 8.6 cm by 12.3 cm by 8.3 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2850

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Item #A23

Fine specimen featuring perfectly formed Almandine Garnets in Chlorite Schist matrix!
This is a true good looking specimen with Garnets across the top of the reflective green matrix. The crystals
measure to 2.8 cm in size and the color of each is a beautiful dark red with varying zones of pure red with
a reflective luster on every crystal face. This is a classic locality that has been collected for centuries and
specimens from here have to be carefully exposed from the surrounding Schistic matrix. They did an superb
job with this plate. Every Garnet is exposed just enough to display the sharp form and there is no damage.
From the Granatenkogel north slope, Gaisberg valley, Obergurgl, Gurgler valley, Ötz valley, Tyrol, Austria.
Measures 5 cm by 12 cm by 5.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Kalaskie Mineral Collection #9

Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A24

Graceful wires of Native Silver rising up from a Calcite and Pyrite studded matrix!
From a small collection of some the prettiest matrix Silvers I've seen from Guanajuato. The largest
curling wire rises upwards 3 cm before looping around at the top. Smaller curling wires can be seen
around the periphery and all are bright and lustrous. A very impressive, brilliant wire Silver miniature.
From Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Measures 6.5 cm by 5.4 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2500

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Item #A25

Very lustrous specimen of reddish-pink Rhodochrosite crystals on matrix from Greece!
This is a lovely Greek Rhodochrosite. The surfaces display a breathtaking arrangement of highly lustrous, pastel
colored pillars of Rhodochrosite. Under higher magnification, the pillars appears to be stacked rhombs, rising as
much as 1 cm above the surface. The specimen is free of contacts and is in excellent condition and nearly pristine.
From the Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni Operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Pref., Macedonia Department, Greece.
Measures 9 cm by 9.7 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.
Ex. Oleszczuk Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2450

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$700.00 7:21 AM 8/17/17 Belgium
       
       
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Item #A26

Beautiful multi-colored gem Elbaite crystal!
A gorgeous glassy-lustrous Tourmaline with a red termination which changes to a golden-pink, then more
golden, and finally areddish-pink at the base. In very good condition with a full termination and loads of gem.
From the Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Measures 4.1 cm by .7 cm by .7 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $985

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$350.00 10:17 PM 8/16/17 Lockport, IL
       
       
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Item #A27

Unique looking specimen of Green Quartz with Barite crystals!
A great looking specimen with a full termination that sits upright by itself without a stand.
The color is a consistant olive-green and the crystal faces are lustrous and glassy. Thin
blades of Barite accent the lower front side and there are no contacts on any of the Quartz
surfaces. A great looking specimen that in an emergency, could double as a chess piece.
From the Huanggang Fe-Sn Deposit, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.
Measures 5.5 cm by 2.6 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1500

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Item #A28

Beautifully phantomed Quartz crystal cluster with Hematite!
These perfectly terminated Quartz crystals display very distinct reddish phantoms
just beneath the top terminations. This is a Hematite layer that was overgrown by
an additional Quartz layer, imparting the termination within a termination appearance.
Under magnification, there appears to be several phantoms, one above the other, inside
each Quartz crystal. In excellent condition with only a few trivial contacts and glassy faces.
From Itremo massif, Ambatofinandrahana Dist., Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar.
Measures 12.5 cm by 12 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Ex Charles M. Noll Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A29

Large cabinet sized plate from a new find of frosted purple Fluorite from Weardale!
This aesthetic specimen displays numerous twinned Fluorite cubes, all of which display a wonderful
fluorescence under UV. The cubes are purple with frost-like inclusions near the centers. In excellent shape.
From the Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England.
Measures 10.6 cm by 14.2 cm by 5.3 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2850

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Item #A30

Aesthetic combination of Golden Fluorite cubes with two crystal clusters of pinkish-white Barite blades!
I found two of these beautiful combo plates (the other will appear in the next showroom) and both exhibited
the really neat Barite clusters. The Barite is covered ever so slightly by a pinkish Hematite accenting and
the Fluorite cubes are pure golden and transparent with a strong rolling surface luster. In excellent condition.
From Aouli, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
Measures 7.5 cm by 11.8 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A31

Dazzling nodule of precious Fire Opal in Rhyolitic matrix!
This nodule was broken open to reveal a glowing interior of reds, yellows, greens, oranges, blues,
and purples. A few other colors inbetween as well. It's amazing that a rough, unappealing host matrix
can contain such incredible fire and beauty. This Opal is well centered and measures 2.5 cm in total size.
From the Carbonera Mine, La Trinidad, Mun. de Tequisquiapan, Queretaro, Mexico.
Measures 7.5 cm by 6.4 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

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$285.00 2:41 PM 8/16/17 Paris, France
       
       
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Item #A32

Unique specimen featuring a Rhodochrosite crystal perched high atop a Quartz lined matrix vug!
This is one of the oddest specimens from the show and also one that is incredibly eye catching. The most noticeable
crystal is the large, upright Rhodochrosite which has pseudomorphed a scalenohedral Calcite. It measures 3.5 cm
in size and sits atop a surface of small Quartz crystals. The Quartz also lined the interior of the matrix vug and
there are two more Rhodochrosite pseudos inside the vug. The vug also opens up on the back side of the matrix.
From the Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramures County, Romania.
Measures 7 cm by 7.2 cm by 6.4 cm in total size.
Ex. Stoppani Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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$450.00 12:07 PM 8/17/17 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Item #A33

New fine of lustrous blue Hemimorphite in stalactic form!
This powder-blue specimen is extremely lustrous with glassy, crystalline surfaces.
The Hemimorphite grew as a stalactite, displaying a perfect center core which is hollow.
From the Qaleh-Zari Mine (Ghale Zari Mine), Nehbandan, South Khorasan Province, Iran.
Measures 10 cm by 5 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1250

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Item #A34

Deep emerald-green Dioptase crystals on Calcite covered matrix!
A shimmering, glassy crystal stands vertically in the foreground, measuring 1.7 cm in size.
Smaller Dioptase crystals are scattered about the sparkling matrix, including a second crystal
cluster on the backside near the top right. In excellent condition and very flashy with gorgeous color!
From the Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 2.4 cm by 4.2 cm by 3.4 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2450

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Item #A35

Spectacular cabinet plate featuring a large complex Calcite crystal with Pyrite on Marcasite clusters!
A wonderful old classic Calcite from the classic American mining locality of Galena, Illinois! I rarely find
specimens from Galena and Calcite are quite rare. This specimen dates back to the early 1900s and there
are only two specimens of Calcite shown on for the locality on Mindat.org. This specimen is much better
than either one of those. The Calcite is complex in form and large sized at 6 cm in size. It is translucent
with a silky luster and displays multiple steps which are accented by a sprinkling of Pyrite and Marcasite
crystals. Hosting the large Calcite is a matrix consisting of bronze and golden colored Marcasite crystals in
Cluster. The specimen has a beautiful look and is one of the more unique Calcite specimens from the show!

From Galena, Galena District, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.
Measures 11 cm by 14 cm by 5.6 cm in total size.

Ex. Charles M. Noll Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $4500

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Item #A36

Superb combination plate featuring Beta Quartz crystals on green Datolite with Quartz accents!
This is a lovely large cabinet specimen and one that stood out in the same display case as the large Amethyst
plate in the earlier showroom. The plate is completely covered by glassy green Datolite crystals which range
from gemmy to translucent. These crystals are accented by small Quartz crystals which outline the edges and
fill the recesses between the Datolites. Sitting in the very center of this flashy plate is an impressive cluster
of Beta Quartz crystals, with the largest measuring 5 cm in size. Beta Quartz is a hexagonal bipyramidal form
of Quartz that occurs at high temperature. At room temperature it is actually Quartz ps. after Beta Quartz but
the unique crystal habit remains. There are a half dozen of these crystals in the center cluster. This is a very
fine plate and one of my favorites from the show. It is very well trimmed with few contacts. A true centerpiece.
From the Bor Pit, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.
Measures 18.3 cm by 14 cm by 7.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Heinz Gugeler Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $4500

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