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Denver2013-82KMFluoriteBariteElmwoodMineTennessee38cm.jpg (317858 bytes)
Item #A1

A spectacular large cabinet combination of Barite clusters with purple Fluorite and Sphalerite!
All of these fine crystals are set atop a sparkling matrix of Dolostone. The specimen is actually
covered on all sides but I feel that this is the best display side. It's the cleanest side and the most
free of contacts. Actually I only see two very minor contacts, both on a Barite cluster, so this side
is virtually pristine considering the size of the specimen. The Barite crystal clusters are bright white
and make for a wonderful contrast with the gemmy purple Fluorite cubes and reddish Sphalerite crystals.
The clusters averages around 6 cm in size while the Fluorites average 1 cm on edge. If you're looking for
a large display specimen from the Elmwood Mine, this may be the piece for you. It's pure dazzle and flash.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures a very large 20.8 cm by 32 cm by 23.5 cm in total size.

Ex. K. Miller Mineral Collection
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Tucson2014-29ApatiteDurangoMexico65mm.jpg (207772 bytes)
Item #A2

Gemmy crystals of Fluorapatite with Quartz on Hematite matrix!
The main vertical 3 cm crystal in the foreground is completely transparent like yellow
glass. It's perfectly terminated as are most of the smaller crystals that surround it. Tiny
Quartz points frame the Fluorapatites on all sides, adding contrast to this lovely specimen.
From Cerro de Mercado Mine, Cerro de los Remedios, Mun. de Durango, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 6.5 cm by 5.3 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Martin Zinn Mineral Collection
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Denver2011-7PyrargyriteCalciteSamsonMineGermany73mm.jpg (236734 bytes)
Item #A3

Classic amazing specimen featuring Pyrargyrite crystals draped atop Calcite rhombs!
This incredibly aesthetic combination of Pyrargyrite crystals draped over the top of Hematite accented
Calcite rhombs dates back to the late 1800's! It's in wonderful condition considering it's age and has a
presence that will impress even the fussiest collectors. The provenance is also very impressive, consisting of
two major names in the world of minerals. Amazingly, both of their original labels are intact with the specimen!
From the Samson Mine, St. Andreasberg, Harz, Germany.
Measures 3.5 cm by 6.6 cm by 4.4 cm in size.
Circa late 1800's - Ex. Franz Hafliger, W. Maucher, Kevin Ward Mineral Collections
Comes with a custom made, labeled acrylic base

Fair Market Value $12,500

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Item #A4

Rare specimen of Native Wire Silver on Acanthite matrix!
This is an aesthetic little Silver from Aspen, Colorado. It features a thick
curling wire in the front that almost looks like a "rams-horn". The matrix is
mostly Acanthite with micro-crystalline Silver. Fine specimen with great patina.
From the Midnight Mine, Aspen District, Pitkin County, Colorado.
Measures 2 cm by 2.5 cm by 1.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2014-289KMCrocoiteAdelaideMineAustralia125mm.jpg (540248 bytes)
Item #A5

Fine cabinet plate featuring Crocoite crystal and a see-through pocket!
Unique specimen with lots of crystals, color and flash. I can't recall seeing a Crocoite
with a crystal lined pocket that goes all the way through the matrix before. The visual
impact is pretty neat and gives the impression of a Crocoite cave. Overall, the specimen
is in excellent condition with the majority of the main crystals being protected by the vug.
This is old material - Circa 1971.
From the Adelaide Mine, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, Tasmania, Australia.
Measures 8.2 cm by 13 cm by 7.2 cm in total size.
Ex. K. Miller Mineral Collection
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Item #A6

Aesthetic specimen featuring a GEM Golden Topaz crystal with Smoky Quartz points!
I love the look of this specimen! The color richness of both the Topaz and Smoky Quartz
is stunning and very obvious in the above photograph! The small white crystal sitting
atop the Golden Topaz is actually a tiny colorless Topaz crystal. The Golden Topaz
is pure perfection with sharp, complete faces. The Smoky is also perfectly terminated.
From Sakangyi, Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Measures 7 cm by 6 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.
Ex. James Vorpahl Mineral Collection
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Item #A7

Rare find of terminated Celestite crystals with Sulfur inclusions!
I purchased a small collection of the these incredible specimens at the show. This specimen
features a pair of glassy crystals with one being doubly terminated. The other may also be
but I'm not certain. The yellowish Sulfur inclusions are quite visible just beneath the
translucent surfaces. The story behind this find - These specimens were collected
in 1962 by Oz Krebs in Libya. They were apparently held in private for over 40 years
and just released recently to the market. The small flat I purchased are among the best.
From Jabal al Akhdar, Cyrenaica, Libya.
Measures 5.1 cm by 6.5 cm by 2.5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1500

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Tucson2014-282PhosphophylliteUnificadaMineBolivia25mm.jpg (181230 bytes)
Item #A8

RARE! Gemmy crystal of aqua-green Phosphophyllite perched atop Sphalerite!
This is a gorgeous 2 cm twinned crystal - gemmy and transparent, with better than
average color. The faces are sharp and glassy with a facet-like quality. There is
a small area of irregularity along the top edge where the crystal rehealed. The left
side termination is perfect and complete while the right side termination is complex.
From the Unificada Mine, Cerro de Potosí, Potosí City, Potosí Department, Bolivia.
Measures 2.2 cm by 2.1 cm by 1.7 cm in total size.
Ex. Williams Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $4500

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Item #A9

Fine cluster of Calcite crystals on matrix!
At least a dozen terminated Calcites cover this matrix and all are terminated! A faint reddish-
orange color accents some of the crystals as is probably the result of Hematite influence.
In excellent condition with one incomplete Calcite crystal which has fully rehealed.
From the Stank Mine, Barrow, Cumbria, England.
Measures 5 cm by 4.8 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1250

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Tucson2014-299MorganitePapraMineAfghanistan42mm.jpg (146473 bytes)
Item #A10

Sweet pastel-pink Beryl var. Morganite crystal atop Cleavelandite matrix!
Also with Elbaite, this lovely crystal is complete on all sides with only one
tiny natural contact. It does not detract at all from the glassy pink Beryl.
From the Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.
Measures 4.4 cm by 3 cm by 2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2250

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Tucson2011-283FluoriteMapimiMexico5cm.jpg (292006 bytes)
Item #A11

Gemmy cubes of violet-purple Fluorite on Limonite coated Calcite crystal matrix!
These Fluorite cubes are jewels! They literally glow from within without lighting and become
nearly neon quality when given an overhead light. In excellent condition, the largest measures
nearly 2 cm in size and all the Fluorites have a vibrant, satiny luster atop the crystal faces.
From Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 3.2 cm by 4.8 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Saums Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $785

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Tucson2014-307BariteWhiteRavenMineColorado77mm.jpg (316352 bytes)
Item #A12

Attractive combination of stark white Barite tabs atop Siderite crystals!
This is a classic specimen you don't see very often. The white Barite crystals
stand upright atop the greenish-brown Siderite which selectively coats the center
portion of each Barite with micro-crystals of Siderite, giving the Barite crystals
the look of being "phantomed". I rarely see these old Colorado classics in the
marketplace and this specimen was cherry-picked from an older collection.
From the White Raven Mine, Ward District, Boulder County, Colorado.
Measures 7.8 cm by 7 cm by 4 cm in total size.
Ex. W. J. Rodekohr, Trimingham Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A13

Very aesthetic specimen of Hausmannite atop Andradite Garnet covered matrix!
Unbelievably lustrous and flashy, the center cluster of Hausmannite crystals is completely pristine
and complete all the way around. It measures nearly 4 cm in width and is surrounded by individual
crystals of Haumannite atop the reddish Andradite Garnet. Small colorless crystals of Datolite accent.
From the N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Measures 6.4 cm by 8 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Charlie Key Mineral Collection
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Tucson2014-302SilverCreedeColorado35mm.jpg (391297 bytes)
Item #A14

Stunning classic combination of Native Silver wires on sharp Acanthite crystals!
This is one of the most beautiful specimens I've seen from the famous Creede Silver
Mining District. It even features a perfect "rams-horn" curling wire along the far left
edge. The Acanthite crystals are sharp and impressive, appearing like mountain peaks
above the numerous, lustrous Silver wires which grow outwards from every recess.
From the Bulldog Mine, Creede Mining District, Mineral County, Colorado.
Measures 2.5 cm by 3.5 cm by 2.1 cm in total size.
Ex. Trimingham Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $3500

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Item #A15

Graceful specimen featuring deep pink Rhodochrosite rhombs sitting atop Quartz matrix!
Very attractive miniature with a pair of rhombs measuring 2.3 cm and 1.8 cm in size.
Both are perfect with no damage and sharp, well defined crystal faces. Very nice mini!
From the Sunnyside Mine, Silverton Mining District, San Juan County, Colorado.
Measures 5 cm by 4.5 cm in size.
Ex. James Vorpahl Mineral Collection
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Tucson2014-84AmethystChalcopyriteCavnicRomania45mm.jpg (218675 bytes)
Item #A16

Lovely specimen featuring Amethyst Quartz set against golden Chalcopyrite!
The color combination of purple on gold is one of the most beautiful and this specimen
also boasts perfectly terminated Amethyst crystals and an brilliant, golden luster.
From Cavnic, Maramures County, Romania.
Measures 4.5 cm by 3.7 cm by 3.4 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $485

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Tucson2012-417BariteCerroWarihuynPeru94mm.jpg (221482 bytes)
Item #A17

Brilliant crystal cluster of Golden Barite atop matrix!
The blades on this fine specimen are bright and undamaged with a super glassy luster. They are also
quite transparent as can be seen in the upper portions where the tips are completely gemmy. In excellent
condition with no damage or contacts to speak of. The specimen also sits nicely on its own without a prop.
From Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru.
Measures 9.4 cm by 5.7 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $985

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Tucson2014-291ApophylliteStilbitePoonaIndia9cm.jpg (317676 bytes)
Item #A18

Gemmy green Apophyllite crystal set atop Stilbite crystals with Mesolite!
The Apophyllite is water clear and doubly terminated with very glassy surfaces.
Stilbite crystals are scattered about the reddish surface with a spray of Mesolite.
From Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India.
Measures 5 cm by 8.8 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.
Ex. McLoughlin Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $785

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Denver2013-180GoldZapataVenezuela36mm.jpg (279578 bytes)
Item #A19

Impressive specimen featuring a Native Gold wire set atop Quartz matrix.
This lustrous Gold wire is nearly 2 cm in total length. It emerges from between several
Quartz crystals and sits horizontally atop the matrix. This was one of the most attractive
Gold wire specimens that I saw at the show and the first that I've offered in quite some time.
From Mina Zapata, Santa Elena de Uairen, Bolívar, Venezuela.
Measures 3.3 cm by 4 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $3500

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Item #A20

Gemmy Hessonite Garnet on Muscovite covered matrix!
This glowing gem crystal measures 1.5 cm in size and is perfectly centered atop
the matrix. It is brilliant with glassy faces all around and a perfect crystal form.
The crystal is so sharp in form that it look faceted. The Hessonite is in very good
condition with only a couple of very tiny, natural contacts and complete on all sides.
From the Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada.
Measures 3.6 cm by 5.2 cm by 2 cm in total size.
Ex. Williams Mineral Collection
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Item #A21

Aesthetic specimen of Malachite ps. after Azurite crystal with Smithsonite!
Well formed and sharp pseudos cover a surface which is studded by sparkling
Smithsonite crystals. The Smithsonite is colorless to cream colored and forms
small clusters which look like glassy little flowers! This is a specimen that
needs to be seen and examined with a loupe to be fully appreciated.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia, SW Africa.
Measures 5 cm by 4.8 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2500

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Tucson2014-264CalciteCookeiteNaicaMineMexico105mm.jpg (214664 bytes)
Item #A22

Fine cream-colored rhombs of Calcite with Anhydrite, Dolomite and Cookeite!
An impressive old classic with a combination I've not seen before from Naica. The
specimen is in excellent condition with one rehealed rhomb and a soft, glossy luster.
Many of the rhombs are accented by micro-crystalline Pyrite along the outer edges.
From the Naica Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Measures 10.2 cm by 7.7 cm by 5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2500

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Tucson2014-305RhodoniteBrokenHillAustralia34mm.jpg (131154 bytes)
Item #A23

Impressive crystal of ruby-red Rhodonite with Galena crystals!
This is a great looking crystal of competition quality. It is fully terminated
with a gorgeous red color and complete, lusterous surfaces. It is also fully
translucent to direct light and literally glows! Complete with no damage.
From the North Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia.
Measures 3.3 cm by 1.3 cm by 1 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $685

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Tucson2014-303SilverKongsbergNorway4cm.jpg (191042 bytes)
Item #A24

Aesthetic display of Native Silver wires rising high above matrix!
This fine specimen is from the world famous Kongsberg locality and it has all the
presence of a larger Silver at a reduced size. The wires have a lovely antiquish
patina and quite a bit of surface luster. They are intermingled with small bits of
Calcite which can be seen scattered about between the vaious twists and curls.
From the Kongsberg Silver Mining District, Svene, Flesberg, Buskerud, Norway.
Measures 4 cm by 2.1 cm by 1 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $3500

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Tucson2012-209EtchedFluoriteMinervaMine1Illinois85mm.jpg (178668 bytes)
Item #A25

Incredible specimen of naturally etched bi-colored Fluorite!
I normally don't acquire etched Fluorite specimens although I know they are very popular
with collectors. This one, however, jumped out at me when I saw it in Tucson and I grabbed
it for the update. This is the most amazing etched specimen I think I've ever seen. It looks
like a sculpture with golden-yellow pillars rising upwards until they reach a purple cap which
displays less etching and even some smooth faces. The entire structure looks like a series
of "mushrooms" and is very 3-dimensional from all sides. I might also add that it's very
difficult to photograph due to the its depth of structure and is much better in person.
Circa late 1970's - From the Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 5.3 cm by 8.4 cm by 7.3 cm in total size.

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Tucson2014-300RhodochrositeHomestakeMineColorado3cm.jpg (180361 bytes)
Item #A26

Rare specimen of deep red Rhodochrosite with Calcitic accenting!
There are two translucent rhombs here, attached in the middle. They display
complete crystal faces and a strong luster with the only cleave being on the
back side where the lower rhomb was separated from matrix. This is a locality
that is well known for fine Rhodochrosites but very few ever come to market.
From the Climax Mine (Climax Open Pit Mine), Climax District, Lake Co., Colorado.
Measures 3.3 cm by 2.3 cm by 1.6 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

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Denver2010-237GrossularGarnetPittsTennyQuarryMaine75mm.jpg (217413 bytes)
Item #A27

Fine crystals of Grossular Garnet var. Hessonite in Quartz matrix!
The two larger crystals each measure 2.5 cm in size and are sharp and lustrous with the typical
reddish-orange Hessonite color. The matrix is a mix of host rock and fractured white Quartz.
From the Pitts-Tenney Quarry, Minot, Androscoggin County, Maine.
Measures 7.2 cm by 7 cm by 6 cm in total size.

Ex. Bill Larsen Mineral Collection
Comes with an engraved competition display label
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Item #A28

GORGEOUS GOLDEN YELLOW SAPPHIRE!
Something different this time around and wow, what a stone this is! Incredibly brilliant with the most
beautiful golden-yellow color you can imagine! The color you see in the photo is true to life and I would
go as far as to say there is a touch of orange in the golden-yellow. This is an oval cut with an I-1 clarity
rating. The cut is rated as very good with a total carat weight of 7.06 ct. Personally, I love Sapphires
and they are second only to my favorite which is Emerald. The intense glow and flash of this gemstone
is enough to make you stare in amazement. The stone would be perfect for a ring and is large enough
for a necklace. Appraised value is listed at $11,260 but the consigner's selling price is much lower.
Measures 12.30 mm by 9.15 mm by 6.85 mm in size.

Weighs 7.06 ct., Type II, I-1 clarity.
Comes with an appraisal from AIG, American International Gemologists
Fair Market Value $8500

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Tucson2011-254AmethystNaicaMexico15cm2ndVersion.jpg (218492 bytes)
Item #A29

Classic specimen of Quartz var. Amethyst crystals atop lustrous Galena!
I love these combos from Naica! They appeared from a small find about 50 years ago and I've only
owned three or four of them in the past 15 years. This is easily the largest of all and has the best
Amethyst points. There is very little damage here - almost all the points are complete with good
terminations while the Galena has a single cleave on the back side where it was separated from
the host matrix. It measures 7.5 cm in size. Other smaller Galenas help complete the matrix.
From Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 9.2 cm by 14.5 cm by 13 cm in total size.

Ex. Marvin Rausch Mineral Collection
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Tucson2014-306ChalcoalumiteAzuriteCopperQueenMineArizona8cm.jpg (478053 bytes)
Item #A30

Beautiful old classic featuring Chalcoalumite with Malchite and Azurite!
I rarely come across these old Bisbee specimens - especially one that presents
everything on the same side of the same plate. The Chalcoalumite is turquoise-blue
and appears as small crystallized clusters which cover the right portion of the Goethite
matrix. Malachite spherules cover much of the center, eventually changing over to
deep blue micro-crystals of Azurite along the left edge and back side. Very nice piece!
From the Holbrook Shaft, Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Warren Dist., Cochise Co., Arizona.
Measures 6.8 cm by 7.8 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.
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