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Tucson2014-260BrazilianiteLinopolisBrazil62mm.jpg (242385 bytes)
Item #A1

Brilliant, gemmy yellow crystals of Brazilianite with Albite matrix!
Beautiful specimen featuring nearly a dozen glassy crystals of various size and positioning
atop the white Albite matrix. All are terminated with the largest Brazilianite along the top
edge measuring over 3 cm in length. The crystals are lustrous with a large amount of gem
and only a small bit of Albite inclusion present in one or two of the crystals near the center.
From Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Measures 6.3 cm by 3.6 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2500

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

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1250.00 8:57 PM 8/31/15 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
$1300.00 9:03 PM 8/31/15 Blountville, TN
       
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Denver2015-2CitrineQuartzHallelujahJunctionareaWashoeCoNevada77mmB.jpg (202462 bytes)
Item #A2

Fine crystal of Quartz var. Citrine perched atop Quartz crystals!
This perfectly formed and almost doubly terminated crystal (the bottom terminates
against the Quartz matrix) is a gorgeous example of Halluluah Junction Citrine.
Very aesthetic and in excellent condition with great color and glassy, lustrous faces.
From Petersen Mountain, Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada.
Measures 7.7 cm by 6.5 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1250

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $650
Minimum Increment - $25

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$750.00 8:30 AM 8/31/15 New Jersey
$850.00 10:03 AM 8/31/15 Birmingham, AL
       
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Tucson2010-270StauroliteKolaPeninsulaRussia.jpg (408177 bytes)
Item #A3

Impressive specimen featuring several Staurolites on Schistic matrix!
This cabinet sized plate features a large Staurolite cross right in the middle!
Very aesthetic and definately not as common these days!
From Keivy Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Measures 6.5 cm by 5.3 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1250

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $625
Minimum Increment - $25

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$600.00 7:16 PM 8/25/15 Alaska
$625.00 2:24 PM 8/28/15 Fort Collins, CO
       
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Tucson2015-63AzuriteTouissitMorocco63mm.jpg (281215 bytes)
Item #A4

Intricately arranged specimen of Azurite crystals and Malachite ps after Azurite crystals!
These sharp, chisel-tipped crystals climb atop one another as they work their way upwards to the
colorful crystal spray at the top. The Azurite crystals are glassy and lustrous and change over to
satiny green surfaces where they've pseudomorphed into Malachite. The contrasting colors and
textures work well visually and the overall structure is quite aesthetic. In excellent condition.
From the Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco.
Measures 6.6 cm by 3.4 cm by 1.8 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2250

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1125
Minimum Increment - $25

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1000.00 4:46 AM 8/26/15 Madrid, Spain
       
       
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Tucson2012-275SilverKongsbergNorway4cm.jpg (233682 bytes)
Item #A5

Exceptional miniature of iridescent Native Silver on matrix from Kongsberg!
The Native Silver emerges from the Calcitic matrix, forming two distinct "horns" which are
reminiscent of a viking helmet! The surfaces are not only highly lustrous, but there are also
iridescent with shades of red, green, purple, and blue. The Silver measures 2.5 cm in height
and is surrounded by Acanthite, Polybasite, and other Silver Sulfides atop the host matrix.
From the Kongsberg Silver Mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway.
Measures 4.1 cm by 4.4 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Herbert Obodda Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $4500

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Tucson2015-20SmithsoniteRefugioMineMexico144mm.jpg (196598 bytes)
Item #A6

Gorgeous cabinet sized plate of rosy-pink botryoidal Smithsonite on matrix!
Super lustrous rolling surfaces highlight this fine cabinet plate and the color is a bright
pink with just a touch of red in the mix. Specimens of this size and quality have skyrocketed
in recent years and many of the sources have completely dried up, causing a serious lack of
supply in the marketplace. This specimen is priced fairly and represents a true opportunity
if you need a larger, high quality Smithsonite. No damage or visible contacts are present.
From the El Refugio Mine, Choix, Mun. de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Measures 12.8 cm by 14.5 cm by 6 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $3500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1750
Minimum Increment - $50

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1700.00 4:39 PM 8/26/15 Basel, Switzerland
       
       
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Tucson2014-149PlatinumKonderAldanShieldKhabarovskiyKrayFar-EasternRegionRussia15.4.jpg (82053 bytes)
Item #A7

Fine nugget of Native Platinum from Russia!
This is a fairly heavy Platinum nugget which features some hoppering and rounded crystallization
from water action. It weighs right at half an ounce and displays a good, lustrous form with recesses.
From the Konder Massif, Aldan Shield, Khabarovskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Measures 1.4 cm by 1.8 cm by 1.1 cm in total size and weighs 15.4 grams.

Fair Market Value $3250

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1850
Minimum Increment - $50

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1750.00 7:19 PM 8/25/15 Alaska
       
       
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Tucson2015-96GoldAmericanTunnelSilvertonColorado4cm.jpg (278479 bytes)
Item #A8

Very rich specimen of Native Gold on Quartz from Colorado!
Almost everything you see from the old American Tunnel in terms of Gold specimens
is pepper Gold in Quartz or very small leaves. This specimen is the exception in that it
features iridescent leaves measuring to 1 cm in size! The leaves are covered with small
trigons and as brilliant and lustrous as they are colorful with hues of red, blue, and purple.
From the Sunnyside Mine (American Tunnel Mine), Gladstone, Eureka District, San Juan Co., Colorado.
Measures 4.2 cm by 2 cm by 2.1 cm in total size.
Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $3500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1750
Minimum Increment - $50

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1650.00 10:02 AM 8/31/15 Houston, TX
       
       
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Item #A9

Really neat specimen featuring several Prehnite "fingers" pseudo. after Anhydrite!
Truth be known, all of these fingers are hollow casts but the way the horizontal crystal exposes
its interior next to the verticle crystals is not only unique but it's also very asthetic and dramatic!
The structure of the original Anhydrite crystals is still recognizable but is now displayed with light
green, lustrous surfaces. A very sturdy specimen that would look wonderful in any collection.
From the Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey.
Measures 8.4 cm x 4.5 cm x 4.5 cm in total size.

Circa 1950's - Ex. Frank Valenzuela, W. Mueller Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $1850

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Denver2009-410SilverChalcociteTsumebNamibia.jpg (244904 bytes)
Item #A10

VERY RARE!! Fine specimen of Native Silver atop Chalcocite from Tsumeb!
Tsumeb Silver specimens are rare enough but this specimen exhibits nearly 3 cm of
leaf Silver atop the center crystal faces of the grayish Chalcocite!! Also with Quartz.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia, SW Africa.
Measures 6 cm by 6.7 cm by 4.6 cm in size.
Ex. Uli Bahmann Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

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Tucson2015-37WVTCreediteFluoriteSantaEulaliaMexico10cm.jpg (343880 bytes)
Item #A11

Aesthetic triple-ball spray of orange Creedite with bluish Fluorite on matrix!
Orange Creedite is actually rarer than lavender Creedite and matrix specimens are
almost unheard of! I've seen only a few examples of orange Creedite balls on host matrix
and this is one of the most impressive and aesthetically placed of those specimens. It is in
excellent condition with three perfectly formed crystal cluster balls and a small blue Fluorite.
From Mina Navidad, Municipio de Rodeo, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 10.5 cm by 8 cm by 6.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Van Tichelen Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled display base

Fair Market Value $3500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1750
Minimum Increment - $35

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1500.00 8:57 PM 8/31/15 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
       
       
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Tucson2015-80MorganitePechAfghanistan13cm.jpg (453004 bytes)
Item #A12

Beautiful pink Morganite with large Lepidolite books and white Cleavelandite blades!
One of the better Morganites I saw in Tucson, this 6 cm crystal displays a lovely pink blush with
glassy, reflective faces and a very sharp form. It's also quite gemmy in the interior. The Morganite
is framed by thick crystals of Lepidolite which form an impressive border on three of its four sides.
From the Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Chapa Dara District, Konar Province, Afghanistan
Measures 13 cm by 12.5 cm by 5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $7500

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Tucson2015-203AquamarineChumarBakhoorPakistan95mm.jpg (310825 bytes)
Item #A13

Lovely cluster of gemmy blue Aquamarine crystals with accenting Muscovite blades on Albite!
A beautiful display piece from high up in the snow capped mountains of Pakistan. There are well
over half a dozen terminated Aquamarine crystals in this cluster, all of which display the flat top
termination this locality is known for. The surfaces are highly glassy and the interiors are gem.
The specimen is also in excellent condition with barely a contact and an aesthetic composition.
From Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Pakistan.
Measures 8.6 cm by 8.9 cm by 9.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $8500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $4500
Minimum Increment - $50

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$3500.00 8:57 PM 8/31/15 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
       
       
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Tucson2012-181PyromorphiteJerseyHillMineIdaho55mm.jpg (321108 bytes)
Item #A14

Sweet specimen of Arsenian Pyromorphite crystals on matrix!
This is a wonderful miniature with no visible damage and enough sparkle and flash for several
specimens. The crystals are bright yellowish-orange and display a visible translucence. Upon
closer examination with a 16x loupe, I can see just how glassy the crystal faces are and most
of the Pyromorphite crystals display a pyramidal termination. The matrix is brown and cast-like/
From the Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho.
Measures 4 cm by 5.7 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1250
Minimum Increment - $25

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1000.00 1:36 PM 8/26/15 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Tucson2010-70PeridotForsteriteMagnetitePakistan.jpg (156818 bytes)
Item #A15

Gorgeous, gemmy crystals of Forsterite var. Peridot on Magnetite!
I count at least eight gem Peridots on this impressive specimen and all are complete
and tranparent. You could definately cut some wonderful gemstones from these crystals
The Magnetite crystal is also complete and lustrous and the specimen is in excellent condition.
From Sapat Gali, Naran-Kagan Valley, Kohistan District, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan.
Measures 5 cm by 3.6 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Scott Wallace Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $2500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1250
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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1000.00 8:57 PM 8/31/15 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
       
       
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Tucson2011-255AcanthitePolybasiteReyesMexico5cm.jpg (259357 bytes)
Item #A16

Amazing specimen featuring lustrous Acanthite crystals sitting atop Polybasite!
Admittedly, I'm a Silver specimen fanatic and I go crazy when I see incredible combination pieces
like this one, but even non-Silver collectors can appreciate a specimen of this calibre! The pristine
Acanthites xls (largest measures 1.4 cm in size) sit perfectly atop very sharp blades of Polybasite
which are in turn, accented by a peppering of golden-iridescent Pyrite crystals. The Polybasite also
appears to be slightly coated by additional micro-Acanthites. I've never seen a specimen quite like
this one and the contrasting habits of both Silver Sulfides is what caught my attention. The largest
Polybasite is nearly 2 cm in width so it pretty hard not to notice! All crystals are sharp and distinct.
From the Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Measures 4.9 cm by 3.9 in size.

Ex. Al Ordway, Kevin Ward Mineral Collections
Comes with a professionally made acrylic stand

Fair Market Value $4500

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Tucson2014-272WitheriteGolcondaMineIllinois10cm.jpg (202149 bytes)
Item #A17

Impressive specimen featuring a beautifully twinned Witherite crystal on yellow Fluorite!
This hourglass shaped crystal measures 6 cm from one end to the other. It is as pristine as
you'll see in a Witherite and perfectly twinned as it sits atop bright yellow Fluorite cubes.
A darker druse of Calcite? accents some of the Fluorite crystal face. In excellent condition
overall with great aesthetics and good balance. Displays a strong white color under UV light.
From the Golconda Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 6 cm by 10 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Scott Williams, Trimingham Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $2850

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Denver2010-50PyrrhotiteNikolaiMineRussia10cm.jpg (155809 bytes)
Item #A18

Elogated stack of lustrous Pyrrhotites on Quartz crystals!
The bronze colored and quite lustrous Pyrrhotites contrast beautifully with the orange tinted Quartz
and the entire specimen is very three dimensional in appearance. The stack climbs some 9.5 cm
in height above the Quartz and has been stabilized along a matrix crack on the backside to
strengthen a weak point. I believe this is the longest Pyrrhotite stack I've ever offered.
From the Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.
Measures
10 cm by 9.2 cm by 6.3 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $3250

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1500
Minimum Increment - $35

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1250.00 11:35 PM 8/25/15 Hong Kong
$1285.00 4:51 PM 8/29/15 Taiwan-2
       
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Denver2009-406WulfeniteOjuelaMineMexico.jpg (238340 bytes)
Item #A19

Sharp crystals of bipyramidal Wulfenite on Limonite matrix!
These were collected in January of 2008 and have been very popular since coming to market.
These specimen is in excellent condition with very little in the way of contacts. The crystals
appear to be sitting on Descloizite coated matrix but I haven't tested to be certain.
From Level 6, San Juan Poniente Vein, Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 6.9 cm by 10 cm by 5.3 cm in size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$800.00 9:18 AM 8/29/15 Sedona, AZ
       
       
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Denver2009-273SilverAcanthiteFosterMineCanada.jpg (204906 bytes)
Item #A20

Classic! Lustrous pyramidal crystal clusters of Acanthite with Native Silver wires!
An amazing combination featuring stacked Acanthite ps. after Argentite (Silver Sulfide) crystals with Native
Silver wires throughout! Obviously the Sulfur component was removed at some point during the development
of this specimen, allowing for the Native Silver growth. Specimens like this always amaze me. They are both
beautiful and extremely interesting in a geological as well as an historical sense. This specimen is a classic
rarity from a major Silver mining district which has faded into the past. Fortunately, great specimens survive
for all collectors to enjoy. I might point out that this specimen is very heavy and nearly solid Silver mineral!
From the Foster Mine, Glen Lake, Coleman Township, near Cobalt, Ontario, Canada.
Measures 8.4 cm by 7 cm by 7.8 cm in total size.
Currently in the Kevin Ward Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled stand

Fair Market Value $9500

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Denver2015-61AquamarineErongoNamibia6cm.jpg (191809 bytes)
Item #A21

Aesthetic crystal spray of greenish Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline!
The main Aquamarine measures nearly 5 cm tall and is surrounding by a family
of smaller crystals at the base, spraying out in various directions and angles.
From the Erongo Mountains, Namibia, SW Africa.
Measures 6 cm by 3 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Charlie Key Collection

Fair Market Value $985

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $485
Minimum Increment - $15

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$450.00 7:25 PM 8/25/15 Alaska
$465.00 4:51 PM 8/29/15 Taiwan-2
       
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Tucson2010-119GrossularGarnetDiopsideJeffreyMineCanada.jpg (143575 bytes)
Item #A22

Brilliant cluster of Hessonite Garnet with Diopside crystals at top!
These gemmy Garnets display a deeper than average color with sharp, glassy faces.
The olive-green Diopside crystals are incredibly sharp and quite large for the locale.
I love the way they're perched at the top of the specimen. Very aesthetic combination.
From the Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.
Measures 2.8 cm by 1.7 cm by 1.8 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $685

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $350
Minimum Increment - $15

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$325.00 1:36 PM 8/26/15 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Tucson2013-338FluoriteMine78FrohnauGermany65mm.jpg (246148 bytes)
Item #A23

Golden Fluorite in cluster from Germany!
This lovely miniature glows a rich golden-yellow and also displays a good amount
of sparkle due in part to the tiny Quartz crystals accenting some of the crystal faces.
There's some faint purplish zoning near the outer edges of some of the Fluorite cubes.
In excellent condition with no major contacts to speak of. Just lots of glassy luster.
From Mine #78, Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Annaberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Measures 6.5 cm by 4.8 cm by 2 cm in total size.

Ex. Jorg Walther Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $685

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$325.00 1:36 PM 8/26/15 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Tucson2012-265SeleniteGibralterMexico24cm.jpg (164995 bytes)
Item #A24

Incredible specimen hosting two large Selenite crystals on Goethite!
One of the most impressive Selenites at the entire show, this specimen features two doubly terminated
Selenites measuring nearly 22 cm and 16.5 cm in size! Both crystals are incredibly clear and glassy with
well striated surfaces that reflect the light with an intense luster. For a soft mineral of such large size, this
specimen is in amazing condition with only a few trivial contacts. This could easily be a museum piece or a
wonderful centerpiece for a personal mineral collection. If you'd like a stand, I can have one made for you.
From the Gibralter Mine, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 21 cm by 26.8 cm by 12.2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1250
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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1270.00 8:58 PM 8/31/15 Jackson Hole, WY
$1305.00 9:02 PM 8/31/15 Seattle, WA
       
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Item #A25

Lovely specimen featuring a crystal cluster "flower" of Quartz var. Amethyst!
This gorgeous specimen is completely concave with the Amethyst crystals standing
upright in the center. The crystals become lighter in color as they extend outwards
towards the edges, where they form terminations and complete the flower formation.
From Iraí, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Measures 11.8 cm by 9.8 cm by 6.7 cm in total size.
Ex. Van Tichelen Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $1850

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $800
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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$700.00 1:26 PM 8/30/15 Portsmouth, VA
       
       
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Tucson2013-217FluoriteClayCenterOhio8cm.jpg (179491 bytes)
Item #A26

Deep brown Fluorite cubes with Celestine crystals!
A glowing rootbeer color leaps out from these large cubes, the largest of which
measures to 5 cm. The surfaces are lustrous glassy and the edges display a lighter
brown zoning with a deeper brown interiors. In good condition atop Celestine crystals.
From the White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ohio.
Measures 8 cm by 7.3 cm by 6.4 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$900.00 4:51 PM 8/29/15 Taiwan-2
$1000.00 8:44 PM 8/31/15 Blountville, TN
       
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Tucson2015-272RosasiteTsumebMineNamibia75mm.jpg (390564 bytes)
Item #A27

Handsome specimen of Rosasite on sparkling Dolomitic drusy matrix!
This is an impressive piece, displaying rounded clusters of the blue mineral against the
white background. The surfaces are slightly textured which helps to prevent the ugly
bruising that is all too common with Rosasites. Very well trimmed and in great shape.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 7.5 cm by 6.8 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2015-227DolomitepsCalciteTsumebMineNamibia95mm.jpg (437185 bytes)
Item #A28

Dazzling specimen featuring a pale blue Dolomite cast ps after Calcite crystals on matrix!
This is one of the more unusual specimens I've seen from Tsumeb in quite some time. The Dolomite
cast is brilliant and exhibits a wet luster while perserved the crystal habits of the pseudomorphed
Calcite crystals. The pale blue, microcrystalline cast lays atop a vuggy matrix of beige Dolomite.
The color of the Dolomite may be due to the presence of Selenium in the chemical structure.
From the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia.
Measures 6.2 cm by 9.5 cm by 6.5 cm in total size.
Ex. Trimingham Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1500

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Tucson2015-160SilverWhitePineMineMichigan4cm.jpg (432297 bytes)
Item #A29

Fine specimen of crystalline Native Silver with white Calcite!
This specimen is crystalline dendritic form in all its wonder and glory. It's incredibly aesthetic
and the sharp crystal dendrites are some of the best I've seen recently from this classic locality.
From the White Pine Mine, Ontonagon County, Michigan.

Measures 3.5 cm by 4 cm by .8 cm in total size.

Ex. LaBerge Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2011-275ElmwoodSphaleriteBariteDolostonePlate.jpg (440882 bytes)
Item #A30

Exceptional, museum quality large cabinet plate of lustrous Sphalerite clusters with Barite on Dolostone!
No doubt about it! This is easily the finest Elmwood Sphalerite plate I have ever seen or offered on the website.
Usually large plates of Sphalerite are either dull or damaged but this specimen is completely pristine! The crystal
clusters are super reflective and lustrous and the specimen is as close to perfect as you can find. The plate is
very well proportioned and balanced with one side being more Sphalerite and the other more Barite clusters.
I could see this plate standing alone or being the centerpiece of a fine Elmwood collection.
From the Elmwood Mine in Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 24 cm by 33 cm by 8.4 cm in total size with a 9.5 cm Sphalerite cluster at top left.
Ex. Charlie Key Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled base
Fair Market Value $12,500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $6250
Minimum Increment - $75

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