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The Denver 2014 Best Offer Mineral Auction

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Tucson2014-177FluoriteSphaleriteOzarkMahoningMIneIllinois9cm.jpg (265272 bytes)
Item #A1

Gorgeous golden Fluorite with color zoning surrounding Sphalerite and Calcite crystals!
A beautiful combination to say the least. This fine Fluorite has a rich, bright golden coloration with
lavender zoning on many of the gemmy cubes. It surrounds a large Sphalerite in the center and hosts
a smaller Sphalerite crystal near the top. The larger Sphalerite is accenting by doubly terminated,
light yellow Calcite crystals. In very good condition overall with only trimming edge contacting.
From the Ozark-Mahoning Mine, Cave-In-Rock Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois.
Measures 9.5 cm by 7.5 cm by 5.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Trimingham Mineral Collection (Acquired in 1968)
Fair Market Value $2450

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$1000.00 3:14 PM 11/3/14 Parker, CO
$1025.00 4:34 PM 11/5/14 S. Australia
       
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Denver2014-222ChrysocollaMalachiteLuputoMineDRCongo65mm.jpg (307930 bytes)
Item #A2

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 a couple 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 6.6 cm by 5 cm by 4.1 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1500

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Tucson2013-82TopazKatlangPakistan5cm.jpg (164379 bytes)
Item #A3

Brilliant and very gemmy crystals of Precious Topaz on hard matrix!
I love the aesthetics of this double Topaz specimen. The crystal sitting upright on the
upper left is like clear glass it's so transparent and gemmy. It measures 3 cm in size
and the smaller crystal to the right measures 1.5 cm. Both display a gorgeous golden-pink
coloration that literally glows from within. The terminations are complete and well formed.
There's really no damage to speak of and I can't imagine a more sculptural Topaz specimen!
From Shamozai, Katlang, Mardan District, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan.
Measures 5 cm by 5 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $4500

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Denver2014-229UvaroviteSaranovskiiMineRussia8cm.jpg (437337 bytes)
Item #A4

Lustrous green crystals of Uvarovite Garnet on matrix!
This specimen is covered from on end to the other with these beautiful deep green
Garnet crystals. Very flashy with crystals measuring to nearly 4 mm in size. In very
good shape with only a few incomplete crystals. I don't see these as often as I used to.
From the Saranovskii Mine, Permskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia.
Measures 4.8 cm by 7.9 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.
Ex. Keith Hammond Collection
Fair Market Value $985

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$425.00 7:14 PM 10/29/14 Jackson, WY
$450.00 10:35 PM 11/1/14 Great Falls, VA
       
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Tucson2012-9PyromorphiteBunkerHillMineIdaho92mm.jpg (357772 bytes)
Item #A5

Glossy surfaces of botryoidal Arsenian Pyromorphite on matrix!
These surfaces are incredibly lustrous with the light literally jumping off the yellow to orange
coloration! There are some minor bumps here and there but most are mainly along the trimming
edge and these could be taken out with additional fine tuning. Overall, this is a very nice plate.
From the Bunker Hill Mine in Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho.
Measures 7.2 cm by 8 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Ben de Wit Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

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$1000.00 7:25 AM 10/30/14 Singapore
$1035.00 4:34 PM 11/5/14 S. Australia
$1070.00 8:18 PM 11/5/14 Singapore
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Denver2011-53GarnetFeldsparMica11cm.jpg (129200 bytes)
Item #A6

Amazing specimen featuring stacked Spessartine Garnets atop an Orthoclase crystal!
Also with Muscovite blades, I can't recall seeing another specimen quite like this one. The
dark red Garnets are perfectly stacked from bottom to top in order of smallest to largest. All
three are complete and lustrous with reflective faces. The Orthoclase is sharp and glassy smooth.
From the Shigar Vallery, Skardu, Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Measures 11.4 cm by 9.7 cm by 7 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1850

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Denver2014-112HemimorphiteMimetiteOjuelaMineMexico5cm.jpg (324192 bytes)
Item #A7

Fine specimen featuring transparent Hemimorphite crystals with Mimetite on Limonite!
What a pretty combination specimen this one is. The Hemimorphite crystals are colorless
and very fine. In excellent condition with few contacts, they sit atop a lustrous surface of
brilliant Mimetite crystals which contrast beautifully with the dark brown Limonite matrix.
From the Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 5.2 cm by 5.2 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $685

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$325.00 10:18 AM 10/30/14 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Tucson2014-209FluoriteCalciteSpiveyMineIllinois10cm.jpg (273302 bytes)
Item #A8

Rare locality specimen featuring phantomed Fluorite cubes with Calcite clusters!
This may be the first specimen I've offered from the Spivey Mine and it's a good one. Both
Fluorites display a strong phantom just beneath the surface and just above the golden interiors.
The Fluorites are in good shape with one small cleave near the bottom. The are surrounded by light
yellow Calcite crystal clusters on three sides in addition to some tiny accents of Chalcopyrite. The
Fluorites are rehealed on the bottom. I don't recall another specimen from this rare locale on the website.
From the Spivey Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar Dist., Hardin Co., Illinois.
Measures 7.2 cm by 9.8 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

Ex. David M. Crawford, Trimingham Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $2850

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Tucson2014-220EmeraldMalyshankoMineRussia32mm.jpg (225155 bytes)
Item #A9

Fine crystal of Beryl var. Emerald on Schist matrix from Russia!
This 2.1 gem sits beautifully atop the reflective matrix. The crystal is mostly transparent with a
lovely light green coloration and glassy surfaces. It is doubly terminated with both terminations
set into the Schistic matrix. A good looking Russian Emerald specimen with a strong inner glow.
From Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia.
Measures 3.3 cm by 2.5 cm by 1.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Williams Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2012-35AzuriteMorenciMineArizona93mm.jpg (199603 bytes)
Item #A10

Fine crystals of Azurite and Malachite ps after Azurite on Malachite!
One of the better crystalline specimens I've seen from Morenci in quite some time.
The Azurite crystals are sharp and lustrous and the Malachite is pristine and very
chatoyant! No damage to speak of and the specimen displays very aesthetically atop the
Malachite matrix with a stacked crystal display. The appearance remind me of Bisbee.
From the Morenci Mine, Morenci, Greenlee County, Arizona.
Measures 9.2 cm by 5 cm by 3 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $4850

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Tucson2011-72FluoriteWestPastureMineEngland163mm.jpg (289595 bytes)
Item #A11

Golden-yellow Fluorite cubes with Sphalerite atop Hematite colored Barite blades!
In excellent shape with good luster and a great looking presentation. The Fluorites are
quite gemmy and glassy and shift towards a lavender hue near the upper right edge.
From the West Pastures Mine, Weardale, Co. Durham, England.
Measures 9.8 cm by 17.4 cm by 6.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Rolf Wein Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $3500

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Tucson2014-31DioptaseCalciteAltynTyubeKazakhstan77mm.jpg (224796 bytes)
Item #A12

Lustrous emerald-green crystals of Dioptase atop Calcite!
Attractive specimen with over a dozen complete Dioptase crystals. The only incomplete
crystals are located along the outer matrix trim and could easily be removed if desired.
From the Altyn-Tyube Deposit, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan.
Measures 7.2 cm by 6.4 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Goings Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $685

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$325.00 7:22 PM 10/29/14 Jackson, WY
$340.00 10:18 AM 10/30/14 Knoxville, TN
$355.00 3:17 PM 11/3/14 Parker, CO
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Tucson2014-218CorundumAliabadPakistan52mm.jpg (192725 bytes)
Item #A13

Fine doubly terminated crystal of Corundum var. Sapphire on Marble matrix!
This translucent, doubly terminated gem measures 2.5 cm in length. It exhibits a lovely pastel
color combination of purple with reddish accenting. The surfaces are glassy and very reflective.
From Ali Abad, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Measures 4.7 cm by 4.8 cm by 2.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Williams Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

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Tucson2014-25CopperSilverKeweenawMichigan70mm.jpg (300920 bytes)
Item #A14

Amazing specimen featuring a Native Copper halfbreed with a vug of Native Silver crystals!
At first glance this appears to be a typical Copper-Silver halfbreed nugget with no crystallization
whatsoever. However, when you turn the specimen over, a Silver crystal filled vug appears. I
count about a dozen freestanding crystals filling the vug. I've never seen another piece like this.
The contrast between the vertical Silver crystals and the rounded Copper surfaces is stunning.
From the Copper Mining District, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.
Measures 5.5 cm by 7.2 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.
Ex. Ken Hollmann Memorial Collection, Center Rutland, Vermont
Fair Market Value $6500

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Tucson2013-51HaliteSylviteCarlsbadNewMexico105mm.jpg (214126 bytes)
Item #A15

Recent find featuring a bluish-purple crystal of Halite with colorless Sylvite!
These wonderful specimens first appear at the Denver Show last year and quickly left the market.
Now a better batch of specimens has come to market at Tucson and the prices are skyrocketing.
I purchased this specimen early on so the prices are right and reasonable. This 5 cm Halite crystal
displays a gorgeous coloration of bluish-purple and sits on matrix alongside the 6.5 cm transparent
Sylvite crystal. The crystal faces of both are smooth and glassy with a slight surface texture which
reflects light in the above photo. The nature of these Halite crystals is stable and the combination of
the two minerals is one that could play out at any time. This is one of the best pieces I have to offer.
From the 10th Ore Zone, Intrepid Potash Mine, Carlsbad Potash District, Eddy Co., New Mexico.
Measures 6.4 cm by 10.2 cm by 6 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $2450

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Tucson2014-77PrehniteCalciteBrandbergDistrictErongoRegionNamibia.jpg (126185 bytes)
Item #A16

Lustrous Prehnite crystal cluster with Calcite!
This is a perfect 3.2 cm Prehnite crystal ball which sits aesthetically atop translucent
Calcite crystals. Both the Prehnite and Calcite are highly lustrous and undamaged.
From Brandberg District, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 5 cm by 3.2 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $485

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$225.00 10:18 AM 10/30/14 Knoxville, TN
$240.00 2:44 PM 11/4/14 Brownsville, TX
       
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Denver2014-228GarnetHandanPrefectureChina7cm.jpg (267349 bytes)
Item #A17

Brilliant crystals of yellow Grossular Garnet in cluster with Calcite!
These golden crystals are super lustrous and quite translucent. They are accented
by the white Calcites along the top and the entire specimen is very fluorescent.
From the Handan Prefecture, Hebei Province, China.
Measures 7 cm by 5.8 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $785

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$385.00 7:00 PM 11/5/14 Evanston, IL
       
       
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Tucson2011-133VesuvianiteJefferyQuarryCanada35mm.jpg (250831 bytes)
Item #A18

Elongated crystals of Vesuvianite and Manganvesuvianite!
Impressive cluster of yellows and pinks, with crystals ranging from 1.3 cm to 1.5 cm in size!
Many of the largest crystals stand upright but there are also crystals laying horizontally.
In excellent condition overall with perfect terminations atop the main crystals.
From the Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.
Measures 3.2 cm by 3.4 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $685

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$300.00 10:18 AM 10/30/14 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Denver2014-113MalachiteQuartzLilyMinePeru7cm.jpg (329434 bytes)
Item #A19

New find featuring Atacamite on Quartz covered by Malachite included Quartz druse!
This is an incredibly flashy specimen with a cluster of Quartz points covered by a druse
of Quartz. Malachite includes the druse and small dark green Atacamites accent both.
From the Lily Mine, Pisco Umay, Ica Department, Peru.
Measures 5.6 cm by 7.1 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1450

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Tucson2014-12CalciteSantaEulaliaMexico145mm.jpg (274690 bytes)
Item #A20

Wonderful cluster of sharp, dogtoothed Calcite crystals with Selenite on matrix!
This is a really neat combination and the specimen is in near perfect condition. I don't detect any
damage to the sharply terminated dogtooth crystals. There is a light sprinkling of Selenite atop
many of the crystals and a pair of larger Selenite crystal clusters along the front side. The Calcite
crystals are highly lustrous with a tan -brown coloration. I really like the way the specimen takes
on the appearance of cluster mounds with the center being the highest point. You don't see many
specimens of this quality from Santa Eulalia anymore. This specimen was mined in the late 1960s.
From the Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 6.5 cm by 14.4 cm by 8 cm in total size.
Ex. Gail Hall, Lillie Mineral Collections

Fair Market Value $1850

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Denver2014-204GoldCalciteAntioquiaColombia.jpg (172576 bytes)
Item #A21

Fine crystals of Native Gold with Magnetite on Hematite covered Quartz!
This is a rare specimen from a locality not known for its Gold specimens. These
crystals of Native Gold measure to several mms in size and are very sharp with well
defined crystal faces. I can see many dodecahdrons in the mix of over two dozen crystals.
From Antioquia Department, Colombia.
Measures 2.4 cm by 2 cm by 1.5 cm in total size.
Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $3250

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Item #A22

Fine blades of Erythrite climbing up and over matrix with Quartz!
A very pretty specimen in arrangement, these are upright standing blades which are
always more desirable. Also, only a few have bending which is amazing considering the
number of blades. A small cluster of Quartz crystals accents the lower left side.
From Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco.
Measures 4 cm by 6.2 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $785

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Tucson2013-1FluoriteSphaleriteMinerva1Illinois65mm.jpg (221062 bytes)
Item #A23

Cute combo of raspberry colored Fluorite with yellow Fluorite, Calcite, and Sphalerite!
This specimen has a lot going on. The glassy Fluorite near the center features a raspberry
colored exterior over a partially etched yellow Fluorite. The top faces are accented by a
scattering of small Calcite crystals and two distinct varieties of Sphalerite can be seen
along the far right edge - blackjack at bottom and reddish-brown rubyjack along the top.
From the Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 4 cm by 6.5 cm by 3.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Goings Mineral Collection
Comes with a labeled acrylic display base
Fair Market Value $895

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$400.00 10:18 AM 10/30/14 Knoxville, TN
$415.00 7:05 PM 11/2/14 Austin, TX
       
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Tucson2014-60LazuliteGravesMtGeorgia12cm.jpg (265321 bytes)
Item #A24

Rare specimen of blue Lazulite crystals embedded in Quartzite matrix!
These are mostly in the form of dipyramidal twin crystals and the number of Lazulite crystals
present is very impressive. This is old collection material which dates in the 1960s - 1970s and the
specimen comes with an original Beau Gordon label. This is the largest plate I've seen in years.
From Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia.
Measures 8 cm by 11.2 cm by 5.6 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

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$400.00 5:33 AM 10/30/14 China (2)
$475.00 12:07 PM 10/31/14 Evanston, IL
       
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Tucson2014-129KMStibniteCalciteFelsobanyaRomania195mm.jpg (307187 bytes)
Item #A25

Large cabinet specimen featuring lustrous crystals of Stibnite on yellow Calcite!
This is an impressive specimen which is loaded with lustrous Stibnite crystals in various
lengths and sizes. Most of the crystals are rising vertically but some of the smaller crystals
near the base spray out horizontally. As is normal with a plate of this size and crystal density,
there are some incomplete tips to go along with the complete terminations. Most of the crystals
that are located inside the concave portion of the Calcite are complete as they were protected
and the terminations uncontacted. This specimen sits upright on its own without a stand or base.
From the Baia Sprie Mine (Felsöbánya mine), Baia Sprie (Felsöbánya), Maramures Co., Romania.
Measures 17.5 cm by 15.7 cm by 10.8 cm in total size.
Ex. K. Miller Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $2850

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Denver2014-133CalciteGallatinCanyonGallatinCountyMontana.jpg (157326 bytes)
Item #A26

Large doubly terminated golden Calcite on Calcite covered matrix!
Gorgeous deep golden Calcite, displayed a perfect termination at both ends in addition
to a wonderful translucense. The surfaces are highly lustrous with no detracting contacts.
From Gallatin Canyon, Gallatin County, Montana.
Measures 7 cm by 14.8 cm by 7.3 cm in total size.
Ex. Dawson Calcite Collection
Fair Market Value $2450

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$1050.00 1:24 PM 10/30/14 Austin, TX
$1085.00 4:43 PM 11/2/14 San Jose, CA
       
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Denver2014-230FluoriteNavidadMineAbasoloRodeoMun.deRodeoDurangoMexico165mm.jpg (321304 bytes)
Item #A27

Cabinet sized specimen of raspberry-pink Fluorite octahedrons in cluster!
These reddish-pink crystals are fully transparent and turn to a deeper reddish-
purple color near the base. They sit atop a matrix of white Quartz and there are
no contacts or damage to speak on this well trimmed plate. Sits upright by itself.
From the
Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Mun. de Rodeo, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 9.3 cm by 16.8 cm by 8.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1500

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$750.00 7:56 AM 10/31/14 Evanston, IL
$775.00 6:18 PM 11/4/14 Maryville, TN
$850.00 6:14 PM 11/5/14 Evanston, IL
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Tucson2013-23FluoriteDentonMineIllinois12cm.jpg (273247 bytes)
Item #A28

Lovely specimen of lemon-yellow Fluorite with bluish accenting and Calcite!
This cluster is in excellent condition and when held up to light, the blue zoning around the
crystal face edges becomes more intense. The color beneath is a gorgeous lemon-yellow
and not a common color I might add. Most yellow Fluorites from the Denton are darker
or more golden. I really like the pastel character of this specimen. The Fluorite surfaces
are accented by small Calcite crystals and Chalcopyrite. The corners of each cube are
intact with only a couple of minor bumps. The bottom side of the cluster is fully rehealed.
From the Denton Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 8.6 cm by 11.5 cm by 6.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Goings Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A29

Aesthetic specimen of Native Sulfur crystals interlaced with microcrystalline Calcite!
This is one of the more unique specimens of Sulfer I've seen in a while. The Sulfur crystals
are chisel-tipped and arranged in rows with small crystal clusters of Calcite between each
row. The visual impact is stunning and each Sulfur boasts a good amount of luster over
translucent interiors. This is a classic old timer from the early heydays of mining in Sicily.
From Agrigento (Girgenti), Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy.
Measures 6 cm by 7.8 cm by 3 cm in total size.
Ex. Francis and Jean Marshall, Trimingham Mineral Collections

Fair Market Value $2850

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$1200.00 6:44 AM 11/3/14 Frankfurt, Germany
       
       
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Item #A30

Classic cabinet sized plate of Malachite coated Chalcopyrite crystals with Pyrite and Quartz!
This is an impressive plate from the bygone days of mining at Park City. It is covered from one
end to the other with sharp Chalcopyrite crystals measuring to 1.5 cm. A layer of green Malachite
has coated most of the Chalcopyrite, creating a beautiful contrast for the exposed crystals and
needle Quartz. There are some small bumps here and there as you would expect with an old plate
of this size, but they are pretty much invisible without magnification. The golden area just right
of center is a natural crystal break that has rehealed. This is a very pleasing, old classic specimen.
From the Mayflower Mine, Park City District (Uinta District), Wasatch Mts, Summit Co., Utah.
Measures 11 cm by 16 cm by 6 cm in total size.

Ex. R. C. White Trust, Trimingham Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $1850

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Minimum Increment - $25

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$850.00 7:00 PM 11/5/14 Evanston, IL
       
       
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