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The Tucson 2016 Best Offer Mineral Auction

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Denver2015-216StrengiteLeveaniemiMineSweden10cm.jpg (381403 bytes)
Item #A1

Rare specimen of Strengite with Dufrenite on Hematite matrix!
This is a specimen you don't see very often and they were all mined decades ago and have
long since disappeared into private collections. That's where this specimen was until I was
able to acquire it from the Noll Collection while in Denver. The purplish Strengite balls are
well protected by the Iron matrix and display a strong luster atop smooth surfaces. Very nice
example from this open pit Iron Mine that closed in 1983 with only minor peripheral contacts.
From the Leveäniemi Mine, Svappavaara, Kiruna district, Lappland, Sweden.
Measures 10 cm by 8.8 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.
Ex. Charles M. Noll Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $950
Minimum Increment - $25

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$750.00 2:34 AM 1/23/16 Tokyo, Japan
       
       
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Tucson2015-73GoldRosiaMontanaRomania65mm.jpg (418811 bytes)
Item #A2

Rich specimen of Native Gold on Quartz covered matrix!
This specimen is covered from one end to the other with fine crystalline clusters of Native
Gold and is probably one of the richest specimens at the show in terms of coverage. Under
magnification, you can see hundreds of fine crystals, all arranged in dense dendritic patterns.
This locality has been mined since the Romans and is literally full of ancient mines with an open pit.
From Rosia Montana (Verespatak), Alba County, Romania.
Measures 6.5 cm by 5.8 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.
Ex. N. Yedlin, Charles Leavitt, Hauck Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $2450

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1450
Minimum Increment - $35

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$1000.00 4:21 PM 1/28/16 Paderborn, Germany
       
       
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Denver2015-217CerussiteRedburnMineEngland55mm.jpg (586257 bytes)
Item #A3

Wow! Multi-colored specimen of Cerussite crystals in a matrix seam!
This is an amazing specimen, displaying shades of bluish-green, yellow, and brown!
It's also a rarer specimen from an English locale and the crystals completely fill the
open matrix seam from one end to the other. The coloring on the jackstraw crystals is
probably due to some Copper staining. In great condition with only very minor contacts.
From the Redburn Mine, Rookhope District, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England.
Measures 3.6 cm by 5.5 cm by 2.4 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

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

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$565.00 7:48 AM 1/28/16 Warsaw, Poland
$580.00 7:02 PM 1/28/16 Madrid, Spain
$595.00 7:58 PM 1/28/16 Warsaw, Poland
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Denver2015-200GarnetCalciteHandanPrefectureChina61mm.jpg (240730 bytes)
Item #A4

Golden Grossular Garnets on fluorescent Calcite matrix!
These golden-colored Garnet crystals from a recent find display color change under different
lighting conditions while the Calcite fluoresce as orange. They really are unique in the world
of Garnet specimens and this piece displays crystals to nearly 1.6 cm in size. The Garnets
are in excellent condition with a strong luster. They sit atop extremely lustrous Calcite matrix.
I believe this was a one time only discovery and no further Garnets of this type have been found.
From the Handan Prefecture, Hebei Province, China.
Measures 6.2 cm by 4.6 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $485

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

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$250.00 2:34 AM 1/23/16 Tokyo, Japan
       
       
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Tucson2015-32FluoriteHenanProvinceChina63mm.jpg (248643 bytes)
Item #A5

Gorgeous specimen of rare botryoidal purple Fluorite on matrix!
This unusual Fluorite is from a small find that emerged from China some years back and
made quite a splash in Tucson. Botryoidal Fluorite is quite rare and specimens of this color
and quality were pretty exciting to see. This specimen boasts rolling lustrous surfaces over
rounded violet-purple spheres. It is incredibly clean and free of contacts or surface abrasions.
From the Minggang Mine, Shihe District, Xinyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China.
Measures 6.4 cm by 5.5 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $500
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$400.00 2:34 AM 1/23/16 Tokyo, Japan
$420.00 11:35 AM 1/23/16 Knoxville, TN
       
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Tucson2015-125WVTLinariteGalenaBlanchardMineNewMexico5cm.jpg (328603 bytes)
Item #A6

Vivid blue sprays of Linarite covered this Anglesite coated Galena on Quartz!
A specimen that is both incredible flashy and colorful, the sprays across the face of
this Galena are among the most impressive you will see from this locality. The Galena
appears to be a crystal which has split and rehealed, before being coated with Anglesite
druse with has given the crystal one of the most intense sparkles you will ever see. The
blue Linarite is super lustrous as well so the visual impact of both is amazing. A small
circular cluster of Quartz crystals makes forms the host base for this stunning specimen.
From the Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico.
Measures 5 cm by 4 cm by 1.6 cm in total size.
Ex. Van Tichelen Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1250

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Tucson2015-98CalciteDahegouZhangerouChina125mm.jpg (328059 bytes)
Item #A7

Golden twinned Calcite crystal perched atop dark matrix!
What a beauty this specimen is! Both tips are perfectly terminated and the entire crystal is glassy and
gemmy with a gorgeous golden coloration. It's well striated and the luster flows evenly across the faces.
From the Dahegou Mine, Lushi Co., Sanmenxia Prefecture, Henan Province, China.
Measures 10 cm by 9.5 cm by 7.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Dawson Calcite Collection

Fair Market Value $2500

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Denver2015-112LDRhodochrositeSweetHomeMineColorado64mm.jpg (566612 bytes)
Item #A8

Sweet specimen featuring rhombs of cherry-red Rhodochrosite with Pyrite and Quartz on Tetrahedrite matrix!
This is a beautiful miniature sized Sweet Home Rhodo specimen which has a lot of mineral bang for its very
reasonable price. The main rhomb is completely transparent with gemmy interiors of glowing red. It measures
1.5 cm in size and is accompanied by over half a dozen Rhodo rhombs of various size. The golden Pyrite
crystals are a nice touch and contrast well with the lustrous Tetrahedrite and white Quartz crystals. This is
one of the better Rhodo miniatures I've seen in a while with a quality rhomb and no detractions to speak of.
From the Blue Moon Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado.
Measures 6 cm by 6.4 cm by 3 cm in total size.
Ex. DeRiggi Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $4500

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Denver2015-174GoldEaglesNestMineCalifornia12cm.jpg (447679 bytes)
Item #A9

Rare specimen featuring crystalline Native Gold in host rock matrix!
This is somewhat of a rarity and an oddity in that the Native Gold crystals have left the Quartz
seam and embedded themselves in the host matrix. They are quite brilliant and lustrous and the
color is a bright yellow so the difference in matrix has not impacted the quality of the Gold itself.
The dendritic structures to the right lift ever so slightly above the surface, giving the specimen
the appearance of a sculptural relief or 3-dimensionality. A large and very unique display piece.
From the Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer County, California.
Measures 10 cm by 12.1 cm by 3 cm in total size.
Ex. Alan Day Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $9500

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Denver2014-23Calcite-CarterCountyMontana7cm.jpg (150918 bytes)
Item #A10

Elongated stalactites of reddish-orange Calcite!
This fine specimen displays at least five terminated stalactites, measuring to
6.5 cm at the center. The tips are complete and well rounded and any incomplete
crystals are limited to the back side where the specimen was trimmed from its host
matrix. The surfaces are slightly matted and the soft luster is subdued and satiny.
From Alzada, Carter County, Montana.
Measures 6.7 cm by 3.8 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $895

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $450
Minimum Increment - $15

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$400.00 11:35 AM 1/23/16 Knoxville, TN
$425.00 8:55 PM 1/26/16 NSW, Australia
       
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Tucson2015-5BLQuartzSmokyGoscheneralpGoschenenValleyUriSwitzerland.jpg (364657 bytes)
Item #A11

Gemmy crystals of Swiss Smoky Quartz in an aesthetic cluster!
A stunning jewel, this cluster features Smoky Quartz of the finest quality, clarity, and brilliance!
The crystals are perfectly terminated with well striated and super glassy-lustrous surfaces. The
color could best be described as a rich smoky-brown with golden undertones. Only minor contacts.
From Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland.
Measures 6.3 cm by 9.8 cm by 8 cm in total size.
Ex. B. Lockhart Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled display stand
Fair Market Value $2850

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1850
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$1500.00 7:30 AM 1/24/16 Antwerp, Belgium
       
       
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Denver2014-220AmethystPiedraParadaMexico250mm.jpg (410776 bytes)
Item #A12

Exceptional large cabinet plate of Amethyst crystals on a unique looking brown matrix!
Believe it or not, it was the matrix that first attracted my attention when I came across this very
impressive large plate at the show. It looked like the cracked clay bed of a dry river bottom and it
was covered with a sparkling druse. I've not another another matrix like it from Piedra Parada and
the large Amethyst crystals that sit atop are absolutely perfect and pristine. They are fully terminated
with gemmy interiors and a glowing purple coloration. The largest crystal is doubly terminated and lays
horizontally to the matrix. It measures 5.5 cm in length. The other Amethyst crystals vary in size and rise
vertically atop the dazzling surface. This is one of my favorites from the show. It's a superb display piece.
From Piedra Parada (Piedras Parado), Mun. de Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico.
Measures 18 cm by 25 cm by 8.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Heinz Gugeler Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $4850

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Denver2015-29VanadiniteOldYumaMineArizona12cm.jpg (390793 bytes)
Item #A13

Classic American example of Vanadinite crystals on matrix.... from Arizona!
This large plate is from the Old Yuma Mine, one of the top localities for fine Vanadinite crystal specimens
prior to the finds in Morocco. This plate is richly covered with a large number of bright orange crystals in
various sizes. It's in very good condition for a plate of this size, with sharp crystals and very few contacts.
From the Old Yuma Mine, Saguaro National Monument, Amole District, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona.
Measures 12 cm by 12.2 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1500

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Tucson2015-83SilverEluraMineAustralia9cm.jpg (77951 bytes)
Item #A14

Elongated crystal of Native Silver with dendrites!
This is a Silver spinel-law twin crystal and a large one at that, measuring some 9 cm
in full length! Its surfaces are mirror-lustrous and bright with small dendrites accenting the
edges of the crystal along almost the entire length. Even there is no matrix, it's impressive!
From the Elura Mine (Endeavor Mine), Cobar, Robinson Co., New South Wales, Australia.
Measures 9 cm by 2.2 cm by 1.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $850
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$750.00 9:14 AM 1/23/16 Dallas, TX
$850.00 4:21 PM 1/28/16 Paderborn, Germany
       
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Tucson2014-42SulphurCalciteRacalmutoMineItaly9cm.jpg (137109 bytes)
Item #A15

Bright yellow, gemmy crystals of Native Sulfur perched atop Aragonite!
This is a lovely example of the finds from yesteryear in Sicily. The crystals at top are large,
measuring to 3 cm in size, with glassy surfaces and gemmy interiors. The luster is a rolling
satiny one and it covers the surface of every crystal, including the smaller ones at the base.
This specimen is in top condition with barely a contact anywhere on its very aesthetic display.
From the Racalmuto Mine, Racalmuto, Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy.
Measures 9 cm by 6.3 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2015-84FluoriteCalcitePyriteElHammamMineMorocco14cm.jpg (412866 bytes)
Item #A16

Very fine specimen of green Fluorite with Pyrite accenting climbing atop and over white Calcite!
These grassy-green Fluorite cubes are in excellent condition and really light up and glow under direct lighting.
The golden Pyrite micro-crystals add the perfect touch and accent both the Calcite and the Fluorite faces. This
is a cabinet sized combo piece and one of the best specimens from this locality that I've seen in quite some time.
From the El Hammam Mine, El Hammam, Meknčs, Meknčs Prefecture, Meknčs-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
Measures 6 cm by 14 cm by 8.5 cm in total size.
Ex. Dawson Calcite Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1250
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$900.00 1:27 PM 1/28/16 West Sussex, UK
       
       
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Denver2015-189DanburiteAuroraMineMexico57mm.jpg (194378 bytes)
Item #A17

Sweet cluster of pink Danburite crystals with gemmy interiors!
I don't see pink Danburite specimens very often anymore and clusters have become very difficult to locate.
These perfectly terminated crystals are quite glassy and are quite transparent, especially as you approach
the tips. The pinkish hue becomes more apparent with incandescent lighting which is typical of these
pretty specimens. Overall, the specimen is in excellent condition with great presentation and no detractions.
From Charcas, Mun. de Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
Measures 5.7 cm by 3.8 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $895

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$400.00 2:34 AM 1/23/16 Tokyo, Japan
$415.00 7:12 AM 1/23/16 Singapore
       
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Tucson2015-21SmithsonitepsCalciteSanAntonioMineMexico67mm.jpg (348024 bytes)
Item #A18

Unique specimen featuring golden Smithsonite ps after Calcite crystals on matrix!
Incredibly sharp, dogtooth-like crystals of Calcite have had their crystal habit perfectly preserved
by satiny golden Smithsonite. This is one of the better pseudomorphs I've seen recently. In excellent
condition with pristine surfaces and only minor incompleteness along the back side trimming edge.
From the San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 6.2 cm by 6.2 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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Denver2015-184CalciteDayeCountyHuangshiPrefectureHubeiProvinceChina7cm.jpg (338151 bytes)
Item #A19

Deep golden Calcite crystals on Calcite covered matrix!
These crystals are absolutely gorgeous, with a deep gemmy golden coloration and super glassy
crystal faces. The color literally glows from each interior, giving the plate a shimmering appearance.
Smaller crystals of Calcite cover the dark matrix help to heighten the effect. The two Golden Calcites
measures over 5 cm in size and both are freestanding atop the matrix. Very nice with few minor contacts.
From an area near Daye County, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province of China.
Measures 5 cm by 7 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.
Ex. Dawson Calcite Collection

Fair Market Value $1500

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$700.00 7:24 PM 1/26/16 Madrid, Spain
       
       
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Tucson2015-172FluoriteBariteMinerva1MineIllinois85mm.jpg (257844 bytes)
Item #A20

Breathtaking specimen of bluish-lavender Fluorite cubes with Barite on Sphalerite!
This lovely specimen displays half a dozen transparent cubes of soft blue Fluorite, so clear
that you can see down to the matrix beneath. They are lustrous with a smooth flowing luster
which highlights every surface detail. The cubes are surrounded and partially covered along
the far left edge by snowy-white Barite crystals, making for one of the prettiest Illinois combos
in quite some time. In excellent condition with one incomplete crystal along the lower trim edge.
From the Minerva No. 1 Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois.
Measures 8.6 cm by 7.7 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Ross Lillie Mineral Collection #RCL1829
Fair Market Value $2850

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Denver2015-210AmethystRioGrandeDoSulBrazil8cm.jpg (272714 bytes)
Item #A21

Gorgeous crystals of purple Amethyst perched in clusters atop Chalcedony matrix!
I love the artistic arrangement of this specimen and the perfect little cluster of Amethyst
crystals sitting atop the small Chalcedony "fingers" on the upper left side is really sweet. In
excellent condition with various shades of purple. The Chalcedony is cast-like on the bottom.
From Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Measures 6 cm by 8 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $895

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$400.00 2:34 AM 1/23/16 Tokyo, Japan
$415.00 2:10 PM 1/27/16 Las Vegas, NV
       
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Denver2015-53GalenaSphaleriteTriStateDistrictOklahoma8cm.jpg (619697 bytes)
Item #A22

Classic Tri-State District combination featuring Galena cubes and Ruby Jack on Chert matrix!
The Galena cubes are highly lustrous and sit perched atop both sides of the sparkling matrix.
The front also features a good number of gemmy reddish-brown Ruby Jack Sphalerite crystals.
This is a great looking specimen dating back to the Tri-State mining heyday - Circa 1930's-40's.
From Picher, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.
Measures 5.2 cm by 8 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1250

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Tucson2015-49CalciteonAmethyst-ValencianaMineGuanajuatoMexico.jpg (325811 bytes)
Item #A23

Lovely combination featuring a doubly terminated Calcite sitting diagonally across Amethyst crystals!
This is a classic old specimen from the Valenciana Mine and features a perfect 6.3 cm bright white
Calcite crystal, contrasting starkly atop a cluster of purple Amethyst crystals beneath. The specimen is
well trimmed and free of damage. The Valenciana Mine is a Gold-Silver mine reaching depths of 1800 ft.
From the Valenciana Mine, Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Measures 6 cm by 10 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.
Ex. Stoudt Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2015-217FluoriteNorthGreenMineIllinois83mm.jpg (440158 bytes)
Item #A24

Beautiful cluster of bi-colored Fluorite crystals with Chalcopyrite accenting!
A lovely specimen from a lesser seen Illinois locality - The North Green Mine. The specimen displays
bi-coloration with a sunny yellow top portion which changes over to a more orangish-yellow base. There
are also violet undertones and internal phantoms of the same color. Smaller crystals of Chalcopyrite add
a hint of golden flash to the overall presentation. A rare Fluorite with very little in the way of contacting.
From the North Green Mine, Saline Mines, Ozark-Mahoning Group, Cave-In-Rock Sub-Dist., Hardin Co., Illinois.
Measures 4.5 cm by 8.4 cm by 3 cm in total size.
Circa 1980 - Ex. L. Krause Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $985

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Tucson2015-210LimonitepsSideriteAmazoniteTellerCountyColorado17cm.jpg (430673 bytes)
Item #A25

Museum piece featuring a huge Goethite ps after Siderite sitting atop Amazonite and Smoky Quartz!
I've never seen another specimen like this. The Goethite pseudomorph sits atop the plate of Amazonite, Smoky
Quartz, and Albite like a huge mountain range. While pseudomorphs of this variety are aometimes found at the
locality, very few ever come close to this size and magnitude. It's just amazing to see and a pseudo collector's
dream specimen. The plate has been repaired of course as almost all of these are but the work was done very
well and all the pieces were in the pocket. I mentioned this is a museum quality specimen and it actually is.
It was formally in the University of Michigan's Mineral Collection and is deserving of an advanced collection.
From Crystal Creek, Crystal Peak area, Teller County, Colorado.
Measures 10.4 cm by 16.5 cm by 17 cm in total size.
Ex. University of Michigan Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $12,500

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Denver2015-147PyromorphiteDaopingMineChina73mm.jpg (453918 bytes)
Item #A26

Fine crystals of brilliant green Pyromorphite in cluster!
This lovely small plate of lustrous green Pyromorphite is a great looking miniature and displays
dozens of apple-green crystals of various sizes with few missing crystals or contacts. An added bonus
is that both sides of the matrix are completely covered so the specimen can be displayed from either side!
From the Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Measures 4 cm by 5.8 cm by 2.9 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $585

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$250.00 11:35 AM 1/23/16 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Denver2015-10FluoriteConsuzoMinePeru9cm2.jpg (316356 bytes)
Item #A27

Beautiful specimen featuring aqua-green Fluorite with reddish-purple zoning!
The crystals are gemmy throughout to their matrix and exhibit a modified habit at the corners.
The matrix appears to be a tan coated Lepidolite and it provides great contrast for the Fluorite
crystals which measure to 2.2 in size. In excellent condition with no detractions or surface contacts.
From the Mina Consuzo, Pasto Bueno, Pampas District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru.
Measures 9 cm by 7.9 cm by 6.4 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $950

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$350.00 7:56 PM 1/28/16 Chapel Hill, NC
       
       
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Tucson2013-274CalciteDeadIndianHillParkCountyWyoming21cm.jpg (277280 bytes)
Item #A28

Aesthetic large cabinet sized plate featuring Golden Calcite crystals on smaller Calcites!
This is an awesome specimen and it's one that is basically a geode. The irregularly shaped matrix
was split open to reveal perfect crystals of doubly terminated Calcite set against a surface covered
with smaller cream-colored Calcite crystals. The larger golden Calcites measure to 5 cm in size and
there is no damage to speak of since all were well protected by the concave structure of the matrix.
These are scarce specimens and I've only seen a few in the past decade. This was by far the largest.
From Dead Indian Hill, Park County, Wyoming.
Measures 16 cm by 20.4 cm by 10 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2500

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Denver2015-199MalachiteTsumebNamibia73mm.jpg (250706 bytes)
Item #A29

Unique specimen of botryoidal Malachite with fine banding from Tsumeb!
This old time classic is the the first botryoidal Malachite I've seen from Tsumeb in quite some time.
The surfaces are smooth and lustrous with only a scattering of very minor contacts. The edge banding
is beautiful and consistant on all sides. This is old material and a specimen from an older collection.
From the Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 5.3 cm by 7.4 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.
Ex. R. R. Stoddard Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $985

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $500
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Item #A30

Stunning specimen featuring highly lustrous Sphalerite crystals with Quartz points!
The Sphalerite crystals are incredibly reflective and lustrous and offer an exceptional
visual contrast with the Quartz crystal points which jut out in all directions, completely
surrounding the black Sphalerite crystals in the center. In excellent condition with sharp,
triangular crystal faces and brilliantly striated surfaces, this specimen is loaded with
eye appeal. The Quartz points are complete and perfectly terminated and the only real
contacts are the normal ones that are found along the trimming edges of the specimen.
From the Krushev dol deposit, Krushev dol mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria.
Measures 9.4 cm by 11.8 cm by 7 cm in total size.
Ex. Van Tichelen Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

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