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The Tucson 2015 Best Offer Mineral Auction

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Denver2014-423RoseliteAghbarMineMorocco55mm.jpg (329626 bytes)
Item #A1

Gorgeous crystals of burgundy-red Roselite on Dolomite!
The color of these crystals is among my favorites in the mineral world. The crystals are gemmy and bright
with an internal glow. I call these crystals burgundy-red although some may consider them purplish-red or
even raspberry. Regardless, they are incredibly beautiful and all are in excellent shape atop the Hematite
colored Dolomite covered matrix. The Roselite crystals range to .8 cm in size and many are doubly terminated.
From the Aghbar Mine, Aghbar, Bou Azer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco.
Measures 4.4 cm by 5.6 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1850

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $985
Minimum Increment - $25

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$960.00 8:21 PM 5/26/15 Brooklyn, NY
$985.00 8:38 PM 5/26/15 Cerritos, CA
$1010.00 8:39 PM 5/26/15 Brooklyn, NY
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Tucson2015-221GoldOlinghouseNevada5cm.jpg (407728 bytes)
Item #A2

Incredibly fine yellow dendrites of Native Gold in Calcite matrix vugs!
These brilliant and lustrous dendrites seem to pop out of every vug and crevice in the
white Calcite matrix. They are so fine and well formed that magnification only enhances
the eye appeal of this very rich specimen. Gold can also be seen in seams along the edges.
From the Olinghouse District, Washoe County, Nevada.
Measures 2.5 cm by 5 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.
Ex. Kappus Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

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Tucson2015-226ChrysocollaMalachiteLuputoMineDRCongo86mm.jpg (438534 bytes)
Item #A3

NEW FIND! Beautiful blue crystals of Chrysocolla over Malachite ps after Azurite crystals!
This unique specimens came to market at the show and I cherry-picked for the most aesthetic
clusters. This one is really neat because several of the Chrysocolla covered pseudos are open on
the front side, displaying the Malachite interiors. Very dramatic specimen and in great condition!
From Luputo, Kakumba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo.
Measures 8.2 cm by 6 cm by 5.3 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1500

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$700.00 3:54 PM 5/15/15 San Francisco, CA
       
       
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Denver2014-426QuartzSpessartineWushanSpessartineMine85mm.jpg (257037 bytes)
Item #A4

Aesthetic specimen featuring gemmy Spessartine Garnets atop an Orthoclase crystal with Smoky Quartz!
One of the most attractive of these combo specimens that I've seen - the large Smoky Quartz in the foreground
is being hugged along its right side by a perfectly formed Orthoclase crystal. I point this feature out because
the Orthoclase has been completely covered by gemmy Spessartine Garnets, which also accent the base and
edges of the Smoky Quartz crystal. In excellent condition, with no detractions whatsoever. Only great flash!
From the Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China.
Measures 8.4 cm by 7.2 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2850

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $1500
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$1400.00 1:24 PM 5/15/15 San Diego, CA
$1435.00 3:34 PM 5/19/15 New York
       
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Denver2014-452SpangoliteAzuriteJeanBaptisteMineGreece80mm.jpg (508154 bytes)
Item #A5

Great looking specimen of Spangolite with Azurite balls on layered Limonite matrix!
This is a fine specimen with coverage atop the entire matrix. The greenish-blue Spangolite lays flat
atop the brown matrix while the blue balls of Azurite rise upwards as much as 1 cm, adding relief to the surface.
The back side of the specimen is full of micro-crystals of Spangolite. They cover the Limonite coated Azurite with
an intense sparkle. Interesting fact about Spangolite - it was named after a mineral collector from Tombstone,
Arizona. Norman Spang had several specimens of the mineral in his collection which became the type material.
He apparently had found them somewhere in the area near Tombstone but the exact source was never located.
From the Jean Baptiste Mine, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attikí Prefecture, Greece.
Measures 7 cm by 8.2 cm by 4 cm in total size.
Ex. Wolfgang Wendel Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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Denver2014-428AcanthiteHimmelsfurstMineGermany40mm.jpg (202135 bytes)
Item #A6

Stunning specimen of elongated Acanthite ps Argentite crystals branching out from Acanthite cubes!
An amazing specimen and one that I personally find to be incredible! Argentite is a mineral that exists
at high temperature and when it cools, it can pseudomorph into Acanthite which is the low temperature
version of the same formula. These Argentite crystals kept their original form which could best be
described as looking like "fishtails". Lustrous crystal cubes of Acanthite form the base of this
very unique specimen. This classic Silver specimen dates to the late 1800's or possibly earlier.
From the Himmelsfürst Mine, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Measures 4 cm by 3.1 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.
Ex. Wolfgang Wendel, Kevin Ward Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $3500

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Denver2014-448CalcitePrehniteChantillyQuarryVirginia.jpg (165256 bytes)
Item #A7

Rare locality specimen of Prehnite on yellow Calcite crystals!
Scarce combination from a seldom-seen locality in Virginia. This specimen features well
formed crystals of yellow Calcite framed by lustrous green Prehnite. It's quite aesthetic and
well trimmed along both sides, indicating it was probably removed from the center of a seam.
From the Chantilly Quarry, Chantilly, Loudoun County, Virginia.
Measures 6.4 cm by 4.8 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.
Ex. Buck Keller, Dawson Calcite Collections

Fair Market Value $785

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $385
Minimum Increment - $15

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$350.00 2:35 AM 5/24/15 Singapore (4)
$365.00 7:12 AM 5/26/15 The Netherlands
       
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Tucson2015-230MorganiteQuartzPetchAfghanistan12cm.jpg (171817 bytes)
Item #A8

Lovely specimen featuring a pastel-pink Morganite crystal with Quartz on Cleavelandite!
The Morganite is large at nearly 7 cm in size and is perfectly balanced by an 8 cm Quartz point.
The Morganite is in excellent condition, with satiny lustrous edges and a glassy smooth main face
on the far right side. The interior is gemmy and transparent and features a soft pink coloration.
The Quartz has a complex termination on both sides with the upper left termination displaying matrix
influence. Cleavelandite blades serve as the host matrix along with purple Lepidolite on the bottom.
From the Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field (Pech), Kunar Province, Afghanistan.
Measures 10 cm by 11.6 cm by 7.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Bill Logan Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $8500

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Tucson2014-407GoldBornitePyriteColeShaftBIsbeeArizona57mm.jpg (426281 bytes)
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Item #A9

VERY RARE specimen featuring Native Gold on Pyrite crystals and Bornite from Bisbee!
I can count the number of Native Gold specimens I've seen from Bisbee on one hand - they are
extremely rare. This specimen features a thin coating of Gold atop crystals of Pyrite with Bornite in
a small matrix seam in addition to some small flakes of leaf Gold nestled between the crystals. This
is a great locality piece as well as a specimen for those who collect Bisbee rarities. Dates to circa 1900.
From the Cole Mine (Cole Shaft; Cole No. 3), Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona.
Measures 4.8 cm by 5.5 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.
Ex. J. Cilen, Szenics Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

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Denver2013-124GalenaFluoriteMexTexMineHansenbergBinghamNewMexico.jpg (209784 bytes)
Item #A10

Aesthetic combination featuring a Galena cube alongside a purplish Fluorite octahedron!
This specimen quickly caught my eye due to its perfection of form and the aesthetic display
of two associated mineral crystals which are so well size matched. The Galena is drusy coated,
giving its 4 cm sized surface a wonderful sparkle. The Fluorite is modified with numerous faces
and measures around 3.5 cm in size. The drusy over the Galena is probably micro-Anglesite
and there are some patches of Plattnerite present as well. In excellent condition overall.
From the Mex-Tex Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico.
Measures 7 cm by 7.6 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2450

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Denver2014-427ApophylliteMozartite105mm.jpg (140197 bytes)
Item #A11

Rare cluster of Apophyllite crystals included by Mozartite!
These colorful specimens appeared several years ago and became an instant classic. They also
quickly left the market and became difficult to find at the shows. The supply seems to have dwindled
and specimens of this quality and number of attached crystals are even rarer. This specimen is in very
good condition with the only contacts worth mentioning being along the top crystal face. Very lustrous.
From the Nashik District (Nasik District), Maharashtra, India.
Measures 10.6 cm by 5.6 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.
Ex. Macchiarola Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $985

* Our Suggested Reserve Price Level - $485
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$450.00 6:55 AM 5/15/15 London, England
$465.00 7:16 AM 5/26/15 The Netherlands
       
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Tucson2013-185CovelliteEastColusaMineMontana58mm.jpg (282101 bytes)
Item #A12

Impressive specimen of thick iridescent blades of Covellite with Pyrite on matrix!
A gorgeous old classic, the iridescence of this specimen is beautiful with its deep flashes of blue
and reddish-purple! The blades are in very good condition with only a few scattered areas of matrix
contact near the bottom. They are not bunchy as some Covellites tend to be. There is space between
the blades, setting them apart and providing the specimen with visual depth. A small cluster of golden
Pyrite crystals can be seen at center with Pyrite accenting at the edges. This specimen is circa 1940's.
From the East Colusa Mine, Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana.
Measures 5.8 cm by 5.5 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Norman Dawson Mineral Collection (1962 dated label)
Fair Market Value $3500

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Tucson2015-227DolomitepsCalciteTsumebMineNamibia95mm.jpg (437185 bytes)
Item #A13

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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Tucson2014-404MalachiteBariteKolweziDRCongo7cm.jpg (341258 bytes)
Item #A14

Aesthetic specimen featuring Malachite ps after Barite on pink Cobaltoan Calcite!
The Barite blades are still sharp and very distinctive but they have pseudomorphed into
satiny Malachite. The green Malachite contrasts beautifully against the sparkling crystals
of Cobaltoan Calcite. Visually this is a very pleasing specimen and its condition is excellent.
Both the Malachite pseudos and Cobaltoan Calcite sit atop a matrix of large Calcite rhombs.
From the Kolwezi District, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre).
Measures 7 cm by 6 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1500

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$700.00 3:54 PM 5/15/15 San Francisco, CA
       
       
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Denver2014-424FluoriteBariteElmwoodMineTennessee85mm.jpg (233936 bytes)
Item #A15

Attractive specimen displaying a round Barite cluster sitting atop Fluorite and Sphalerite!
Sweet combination piece, with a perfect Barite cluster which is complete on all sides, sitting high
atop a matrix of lustrous Sphalerite. Gemmy cubes of violet-purple Fluorite, exhibiting a touch of
speckling, surround the periphery. A very attractive display with only trimming edge contacting.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 7.2 cm by 6.8 cm by 8.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

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$450.00 4:12 PM 5/15/15 Tulsa, OK
       
       
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Tucson2014-403CopperKeweenawPeninsulaMichigan94mm.jpg (193245 bytes)
Item #A16

Incredibly aesthetic specimen of Native Copper perched atop Quartz matrix!
We named this specimen "The Runner" because it looks so much like a person running at
high speed. The structure is mostly crystalline and the Copper crystals are accented by small
Quartz crystals which are scattered about along with green Epidote. At one time, the entire
structure was probably encased in Quartz and matrix, which allowed for the crystal growth
and assisted in the unique shape which has now been exposed through careful trimming.
A 2.6 Copper crystal at the base firmly attaches the "runner" to the white Quartz matrix.
From the Copper Mining District, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.
Measures 9.4 cm by 6.8 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.
Ex. Evan Jones Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $3500

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Denver2014-361BariteMalachiteShanguloweCopperMineDRCongo94mm.jpg (317414 bytes)
Item #A17

Glassy crystals of Malachite included Barite in cluster atop Malachite!
Fine specimen displaying fully terminated Barite tabs and only a couple of incomplete crystals, well hidden behind
larger crystals along the back edge. The Barites are lustrous and reflective. The Malachite is smooth with no blemishes.
From the Shangulowé Mine, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo.
Measures 5.6 cm by 9.4 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1450

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$675.00 2:35 AM 5/24/15 Singapore (4)
       
       
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Denver2014-419CalciteSantaEulaliaMexico12cm.jpg (233557 bytes)
Item #A18

Beautiful cluster of marbled Calcite with Hematite phantoms!
A colorful, highly lustrous cluster of reddish-golden Calcite crystals, colored by inclusions
and phantoms of reddish-brown Hematite. The phantoms are dog-toothed in appearance
and present in varying sizes in almost every Calcite in the cluster. In very good condition.
From the Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 12 cm by 9 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.
Ex. McLoughlin Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $985

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Denver2014-191RhodochrositeWuzhouChina105mm.jpg (342417 bytes)
Item #A19

Beautiful plate of Rhodochrosite crystals atop small Quartz needles from China!
These impressive Rhodochrosites came out in the past five or six years and they continue to get
better and better with each new find. I wouldn't call them Sweet Home quality yet but they do hold
their own. This plate features rhombs to 1 cm in size with the best color to yet appear from China.
Also, the matrix is now a more sturdy Quartz needle on Chalcedony in contrast to the more fragile
Dolomitic matrix of years past. In very condition with no major contacts and a well trimmed matrix.
From the Wutong Mine, Liubao, Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Measures 6 cm by 10.4 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $3500

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$1700.00 8:30 AM 5/21/15 Warsaw, Poland
       
       
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Denver2014-430ChalcopyriteSphaleriteCampBirdColorado96mm.jpg (368758 bytes)
Item #A20

Classic combination plate of Chalcopyrite crystals with Sphalerite and Quartz points!
From the Camp Bird Mine, one of the most famous mines in the state of Colorado, this specimen
displays a heavy coverage of lustrous Chalcopyrite crystals mixed with terminated Quartz points.
Dark, shiny crystals of Sphalerite can be seen along the lower right and top right of the plate. They
contrast well with the white Quartz and slightly iridescent Chalcopyrite. In excellent condition with
only one missing Quartz crystal towards the far back edge where it was probably attached to matrix.
From the Camp Bird Mine, Camp Bird, Ouray, Ouray District, San Juan Mts, Ouray Co., Colorado.
Measures 6.4 cm by 9.7 cm by 6.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1850

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$875.00 11:14 AM 5/20/15 Jackson, WY
$900.00 4:46 AM 5/26/15 Tokyo, Japan
       
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Tucson2014-302SilverCreedeColorado35mm.jpg (391297 bytes)
Item #A21

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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Tucson2013-217FluoriteClayCenterOhio8cm.jpg (179491 bytes)
Item #A22

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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$800.00 1:12 AM 5/26/15 Sedona, AZ
       
       
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Denver2014-375ChrysocollaCopiapoChile120mm.jpg (388111 bytes)
Item #A23

Sparkling specimen of Chrysocolla covered by Quartz drusy!
This cabinet sized nodule has several Chrysocolla filled pockets but the largest is the opening in the front which
displays 7.5 cm of Quartz drusy covered botryoidal Chrysocolla! The visual appearance is dazzling and the seams of
blue Chrysocolla are visible throughout the dark matrix. The surfaces are free of the scuffs which are commonly seen.
From the La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile.
Measures 11 cm by 10.7 cm by 8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1850

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$900.00 3:54 PM 5/15/15 San Francisco, CA
       
       
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Tucson2015-229GoldOreGrootfonteinMineSouthwestAfrica147mm.jpg (490322 bytes)
Item #A24

Rare specimen of Native Gold ore with Pyrite in a conglomerate matrix!
This old classic specimen is from a time prior to 1968 when Namibia was still being referred
to as South West Africa. The matrix is a sedimentary conglomerate set atop white Quartz and
filled with seams of Pyrite and Sulfides. Mixed in along with the Pyrite are small amounts of
Native Gold which is not an abundant mineral at Grootfontein. For the locality, this is rich ore.
From the Grootfontein Mine, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia.
Measures 10.5 cm by 14.8 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1500

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$700.00 6:50 PM 5/23/15 Basel, Switzerland
       
       
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Denver2014-435CalciteMottramiteTsumebMineTsumebOtijkotoRegionNamibia.jpg (311244 bytes)
Item #A25

Fine cabinet specimen featuring transparent Calcite crystals with green Mottramite!
Large, flattened, transparent crystals of rhombahedral Calcite make up the majority up this
impressive specimen, with green Mottramite scattered about for color and accenting. The brown is
probably Hematite. The Calcite crystal are very bright and lustrous, with light dancing along the many
facial striations. Contacts are limited to the periphery and the specimen is in very good condition overall.
From the Tsumeb Mine in Tsumeb, Otijkoto Region, Namibia.
Measures 10 cm by 8.4 cm by 8.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Dawson Calcite Collection

Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2015-228SilverKeeleyMineCanada55mm.jpg (129984 bytes)
Item #A26

Super aesthetic miniature that is all Native Wire Silver!
This beautifully patinaed specimen begins with a 7 mm thick wire at the base. The wire
is very lustrous and partially coated with a fine Acanthite micro-crystalline druse. It rises
vertically before splitting into two and then twisting its way upwards again in dramatic fashion.
From the Keeley-Frontier Mine (Keeley Mine), Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Timiskaming Dist., Ontario, Canada.
Measures 5.2 cm by 2.8 cm by .6 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $895

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Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$450.00 12:49 PM 5/15/15 Parker, CO
$470.00 2:35 AM 5/24/15 Singapore (4)
$500.00 7:33 PM 5/26/15 Surprise, AZ
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Denver2014-79PinkCalciteAndrovoMineBulgaria95mm.jpg (259200 bytes)
Item #A27

Pretty specimen of Manganoan Calcite crystals in cluster!
These crystals are extremely glassy with an intense brilliance and strong luster. The color
is a light pink blush and the terminations are complete save for one natural cleave which is well
hidden inside the cluster. You'd have to go looking for it to find it. The cluster fully translucent.
From the Androvo Mine, Erma Reka, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria.
Measures 8.2 cm by 8.5 cm by 7.1 cm in total size.
Ex. Dawson Calcite Collection
Fair Market Value $1500

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$750.00 8:51 PM 5/26/15 Couridjah, Australia
       
       
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Denver2014-371QuartzFadenWanaPakistan113mm.jpg (360270 bytes)
Item #A28

Aesthetic specimen featuring Quartz crystals and Faden Quartz rising up from Quartz covered matrix!
I don't stock many Faden Quartz because I rarely find specimens which are both this impressive and also
on matrix.The crystals are sharp and fully terminated. They appear in several habits, all surrounding the
white Faden line which runs up the length of the structure. The crystals are transparent and glassy and
contrast well with the sparkling matrix below. In excellent condition with a good solid matrix attachment.
From Tole, Wana, South Waziristan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan.
Measures 9.2 cm by 11 cm by 9 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $2850

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Tucson2015-120PyromorphiteBariteLesFargesMineFrance82mm.jpg (424368 bytes)
Item #A29

Lustrous crystals of mustard-green Pyromorphite set atop Barite blades with Quartz!
Attractive specimen which is covered with the fine glassy Pyromorphite crystals, some
also appearing in small clusters. They sit atop the edges of the white Barite blades and
are visible from one side to the other. Any contacts are few and natural in origin. Overall,
the specimen is well balanced and pleasing. A small Smoky cluster appears at lower center.
From the Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Corrèze, Limousin, France.
Measures 8.2 cm by 8.1 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A30

Gorgeous plate featuring purple Fluorite with Quartz crystals on Muscovite!
I love the look of this very aesthetic combination piece. The cubes of purple Fluorite are
sharp and distinctive, measuring to 2.5 cm in size. I call them distinctive because they have
the unique and very beautiful property of being coated by a very slight Quartz druse which
adds an intense sparkle to each cube. I can't recall seeing this before and the visual impact
is stunning! The Quartz points are all terminated save for one natural contact near the back
edge. Inside each Quartz are the most perfect phantoms you will ever see. Take a look a the
largest Quartz along the far left edge and you will see what appears to be a white Quartz crystal
inside the larger transparent Quartz crystal. Phantoms don't get much more bolder than these.
From the Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Measures 9.2 cm by 12 cm by 6.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $3500

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$1100.00 4:04 PM 5/26/15 Biez, Belgium
       
       
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