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Tucson2014-278GoldForestHillMineCalifornia35mm.jpg (218315 bytes)
Item #A1

Superbly crystallized specimen of Native Gold on Quartz matrix!
A gorgeous display of Gold crystals rise upwards atop the Quartz matrix with
mirror-like surfaces and intensely lustrous dendritic structure. The crystals rise
1.5 cm atop the Quartz while smaller crystals pop out here and there down the
Quartz, all the way to the bottom. There's a lot of crystallization in this piece.
From the Forest Hill Mine, Placer County, California.
Measures 3.3 cm by 2.4 cm by 1.5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $3500

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Denver2013-224KMSphaleriteShuiKongShanChina85mm.jpg (336294 bytes)
Item #A2

Dazzling specimen featuring gemmy Sphalerite crystals on Quartz covered matrix!
I think the picture says it all. Deep reddish and super gemmy Sphalerites cover the tiny Quartz crystal covered
matrix from one end to the other. The specimen is incredibly flashy with an intense sparkle. There is no damage
and the isolated nature of the Sphalerites imparts that extra eye appeal that I love to see in these specimens.
From
the Kangjiawan Deposit, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning Co., Hengyang Prefect., Hunan Province, China.
Measures 6.8 cm by 8.4 cm by 4.6 cm in total size.
Ex. K. Miller Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $985

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Tucson2014-40AzuriteMalachiteLaSalUtah35mm.jpg (287162 bytes)
Item #A3

Large, doubly terminated Azurite crystal perched atop Malachite matrix!
Measuring over 2 cm in size, this crystal is pristine with a high glossy luster.
Crystals of this size from La Sal are rare and this is the finest I've seen in this size.
From the Big Indian Mine, Big Indian District, San Juan County, Utah.
Measures 3 cm by 3.2 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $785

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$350.00 3:34 PM 4/11/14 Taiwan-2
       
       
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Denver2013-104SilverMorocco6cm.jpg (266769 bytes)
Item #A4

Brilliant specimen of Native Wire Silver on Acanthite and Quartz matrix!
This specimen caught my eye immediately and I've seen more Moroccan Silvers than I can
count probably. I think it's the intense luster and beautiful toning that attracted me to the piece
first but I also like the way the wires curl around at the very top of the Quartz and Acanthite
matrix. The Acanthite appears to be a combination of crystals and epimorph form shaped by the
Quartz matrix. The Acanthite is quite lustrous and appears mainly at the edges and back side.
From the Imiter Mine, Imiter District, Djebel Saghro, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco.
Measures 6 cm by 6.2 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
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Tucson2014-43FluoriteCalciteCaveInRockIllinois12cm.jpg (267875 bytes)
Item #A5

Large cubes of raspberry-purple Fluorite with a Calcite druse!
Impressive specimen featuring cubes up to 5 cm in side. The cubes display a satiny
luster atop a complex surface consisting of dozens of crystal faces. Calcite druse adds a
snowy contrast to the cubes and also adds a good amount of sparkle as well. Very nice!
From Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 12.5 cm by 12.5 cm by 6.4 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2014-45MWAegerineMawiAfghanistan17cm.jpg (166434 bytes)
Item #A6

Aesthetic cluster of Orthoclase with black Aegirine crystals!
There's also a small cluster of Quartz crystals near the lower right. The specimen
is in excellent condition with well formed blocky Orthoclase and terminated Aegirine
crystals. The Aegirine is very reflective with a wet luster. The seam near the middle is
a natural feature and is not a repair. Small Quartz crystals are growing inside the seam.
From Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi.
Measures 9 cm by 16.8 cm by 6.6 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1450

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Tucson2013-217FluoriteClayCenterOhio8cm.jpg (179491 bytes)
Item #A7

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 $1500

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$625.00 8:12 AM 4/14/14 Sedona, AZ
       
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Denver2013-142FluoriteAlgonquinMinePhilipsburgGraniteCoMontana.jpg (235319 bytes)
Item #A8

Very rare specimen featuring purplish to blue Fluorite crystals on matrix!
This is old material and a locality that is extremely rare in the marketplace. Mindat.org has only
two photos of Fluorite from the Algonquin Mine and this specimen is superior to both. The Fluorite
on this plate is dodecahedral in form and gemmy with shades of blue changing to purple-lavender
near the edges. In excellent condition overall, this is the first specimen from this mine that I have
ever offered and might possibly be the first specimen I've ever seen. I can't recall finding another.
The Fluorites average to 7 mm in size. The label with this specimen dates it to 1916 and states that
the locality is now flooded and closed to collecting. The Algonquin at one time was a Silver producer.
From the Algonquin Mine, Philipsburg District, Granite County, Montana.
Measures 7 cm by 7.7 cm by 4 cm in total size.

Ex. Dick Cull, Trimingham Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $1500

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$580.00 9:00 AM 4/16/14 Usingen, Germany
       
       
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Tucson2014-61SulfurSteamboatSpringsNevada7cm.jpg (181981 bytes)
Item #A9

Sharp crystals of Native Sulfur on a Native Sulfur matrix!
This is one of the better Sulfur specimens I've seen from the Steamboat Springs locality
in a number of years. The crystals are very well formed and in excellent shape, ranging
to nearly 2.5 cm in size. There is the normal hoppering since these crystals did form out
quickly in a fumarolic deposit. This specimen has very distinct crystals for the locality and
appears to accented by a small amount of Gypsum. The area is now closed to collecting.
From the Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada.
Measures 7.5 cm by 6 cm by 5.5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $850

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$400.00 2:19 PM 4/12/14 Madrid, Spain
$420.00 6:45 PM 4/16/14 Stavanger, Norway
       
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Denver2010-123DolomiteCampBirbMineOurayColorado76mm.jpg (291839 bytes)
Item #A10

Fine locality piece featuring cream-colored Dolomite crystals on Quartz drusy matrix!
This specimen is from the Camp Bird Mine and is the first Dolomite I've seen from there in quite
some time. I don't know how scarce they are but I do know that specimens from the Camp Bird
are not common at the shows. This one presents a fine gathering of small Dolomite clusters
draped over a sparkling Quartz matrix. The brown colored crystals may be small Siderites.
From the Camp Bird Mine, Ouray, Colorado.
Measures 6.2 cm by 7.6 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $785

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$350.00 10:14 AM 4/12/14 Knoxville, TN
$365.00 2:24 PM 4/12/14 Madrid, Spain
       
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Tucson2014-237SpinelLucYenMineVietnam23mm.jpg (105828 bytes)
Item #A11

Fine freestanding crystal of red Spinel!
This is a sweet crystal with a distinct triangular habit and good red coloration.
It's a thick crystal as with complete glassy faces on all sides and only trivial chatter.
From the Luc Yen Mine, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam.
Measures 2.2 cm by 2.2 cm by 1.3 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

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Denver2013-95CalciteLaipingMineHunanProvinceChina.jpg (142710 bytes)
Item #A12

Attractive specimen of bi-colored Calcite crystals in cluster!
These crystals are distinctively bi-colored with white faces on the left side and brown,
hematite-colored faces on the right side. The surfaces range from nearly smooth to
highly textured where the brown coloration is present. Almost every Calcite crystal
is doubly terminated, measuring to 10.5 cm in size. The specimen displays a soft waxy
luster and is in very good condition with only minor natural contacts near a few of the
Calcite tips. The way the crystals in the background mimic the crystals in the foregound
is both interesting and aesthetic. The specimen also has the ability to sit without a stand.
From the Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Measures 14 cm by 9.5 cm by 12.5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1450

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Tucson2014-234EmeraldMuzoMineColombia46mm.jpg (246145 bytes)
Item #A13

Gemmy Beryl var. Emerald crystal perched atop matrix!
This crystal is gorgeous and it has a great presence atop the Calcite-Shale matrix.
The color is a gorgeous deep grassy green which glows under all lighting. The various
crystal faces are brilliant and glassy with some matrix influence patterning which gives
the crystal a unique appearance. This 1.1 cm Emerald would cut one beautiful gemstone!
From the Muzo Mine, Mun. de Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining Dist., Boyacá Depart., Colombia.
Measures 4.5 cm by 4 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $6500

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$3500.00 7:45 AM 4/12/14 Henan, China
       
       
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Tucson2014-233HematiteBrumadoBrazil31mm.jpg (154245 bytes)
Item #A14

Superb specimen featuring tabular Hematite crystals atop Magnesite!
What a fine specimen this combo is. It features two thick, mirror-like Hematite
crystal blades set atop transparent rhombs of Magnesite. The Hematite blades
measure 2 cm in size or a little larger. They are pristine and reflective, joining at
the center and crossing atop the Magnesite below. Very aesthetic to say the least.
From the Pomba pit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado (Bom Jesus dos Meiras), Bahia, Brazil.
Measures 3 cm by 2.9 cm by 2.1 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

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Denver2013-203VesuvianiteSierraDeCrucesMexico4cm.jpg (226478 bytes)
Item #A15

Large crystal of bright yellow Vesuvianite with brown Grossular Garnet!
This is an eye catching combination featuring a 3.5 cm Vesuvianite. The crystal
is doubly terminated and in very good condition with only a single corner contact.
This is probably where a Garnet popped off at some point in the past. The surfaces
are glassy lustrous and contrast beautifully with the brown Garnets along the left.
From Sierra de Cruces, Mun. de Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico.
Measures 4 cm by 3.8 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $685

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$350.00 10:14 AM 4/12/14 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Tucson2014-236SphaleriteMontStHilaireCanada27mm.jpg (198460 bytes)
Item #A16

Spectacular crystal of gemmy green Sphalerite on Pectolite.
This crystal is superb, displaying highly lustrous surfaces and a wonderful green coloration
throughout a transparent interior. The crystal is completely pristine, measuring 2.3 cm in size.
From
From Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada.
Measures 2.6 cm by 2.4 cm by 2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $985

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Denver2010-216FluoriteCalciteDalnegorskRussia55mm.jpg (194643 bytes)
Item #A17

Very fine specimen featuring crystal-clear Fluorites with Calcite on drusy covered Quartz!
The Fluorites are literally pristine with no damage to speak of. They have glassy faces and nearly
transparent interiors. Only some internal crazing in the larger Fluorite keep it from being totally
clear but the smaller Fluorite is read-through transparent. Fine rhombs of Calcite accent the base
beneath the Fluorites and both minerals sit atop a cluster of sparkling Quartz points and drusy.
From Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.
Measures 5.5 cm by 4.7 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

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$425.00 10:14 AM 4/12/14 Knoxville, TN
$440.00 7:28 AM 4/14/14 Parker, CO
       
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Tucson2014-88AmethystFengjiashanMineChina75mm.jpg (353428 bytes)
Item #A18

Unique specimen featuring both Amethyst Quartz and Milky Quartz crystals!
This one caught my eye due to the unusual appearance of both varieties of Quartz
side by side on the same matrix. The coloring element was obviously lost at one point,
creating this interesting pairing. The crystals are in excellent condition with full points.
From the Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China.
Measures 6.3 cm by 7.5 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $485

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$225.00 10:14 AM 4/12/14 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Tucson2011-40FluoriteCalciteDentonMineIllinois65mm.jpg (173984 bytes)
Item #A19

Doubly terminated Calcite crystal set atop zoned Fluorite with Chalcopyrite!
A rather unique Calcite which appears to be almost faceted while the top widens out to
what appears to be a scepter! The Fluorite is light purple with darker purple phantoms.
From the Denton Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 6.5 cm by 5 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Tom Wiesner Fluorite Collection
Fair Market Value $985

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$450.00 4:51 PM 4/16/14 Nevada
       
       
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Tucson2013-82TopazKatlangPakistan5cm.jpg (164379 bytes)
Item #A20

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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Tucson2014-173RLGalenaTreeceKansas8cm.jpg (235730 bytes)
Item #A21

Exceptional Tri-State classic featuring Galena cubes on Chert matrix!
This is a dramatic specimen! The Galena at atop sits aesthetically with only a small
attachment to the matrix along the backside. It is lustrous and complete on all sides
with a distinctive series of secondary crystallization atop mirror-bright surfaces. It
measures 4 cm in size across the corners. Smaller cubes of Galena are isolated atop
the Rubyjack and Marcasite covered druse surface. Very flashy with a great display.
From Treece, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee County, Kansas.
Measures 8 cm by 4.8 cm by 6.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Scalisi Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

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Tucson2012-38CelestineMonroeCountyMichigan55mm.jpg (235979 bytes)
Item #A22

Tabular crystals of misty-blue Celestine with Calcite on matrix!
Fine specimen with perfectly terminated Celestine crystals, both of which are
pristine. The largest measures 3 cm in length and smaller crystals surround it at
the base along with several tan Calcites. The specimen is well trimmed and aesthetic.
From Maybee, Monroe County, Michigan.
Measures 5.6 cm by 5.4 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $485

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Tucson2014-201CalciteAndersonIndiana34mm.jpg (168210 bytes)
Item #A23

Gemmy yellow Calcite twin set atop matrix!
This is a showy little specimen, displaying glassy surfaces and great color.
It's a complete twin and the the interiors are completely transparent. This
is a competition quality specimen from a classic American Calcite locality.
From the Irving Materials Quarry, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.
Measures 3.3 cm by 2.2 cm by 2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $785

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$380.00 12:30 PM 4/12/14 Foster City, CA
$395.00 8:48 PM 4/16/14 San Jose, CA
$410.00 8:51 PM 4/16/14 Foster City, CA
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Tucson2014-181GaudefroyiteHematiteKalahariManganeseFieldsSAfrica10cm.jpg (314933 bytes)
Item #A24

Rare specimen featuring large Hematite crystals with Gaudefroyite and Charlesite?!
Amazing specimen to see with the highly lustrous Hematite crystals measuring to 4 cm
in size atop the flashy black needle-like crystals of Gaudefroyite. Near the center is an
area of what appears to be small Barite blades and gemmy yellow Charlesite crystals. This
has not been confirmed as of yet however. Guadefroyite is a rare mineral to begin with but
Guadefroytite crystals on a matrix of this size is extremely rare. This is the finest I've seen in
years and probably the best balanced, most aesthetic specimen I've seen of this mineral, period.
From the N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa.
Measures 10 cm by 8 cm by 5.7 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $3500

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$1900.00 7:52 AM 4/12/14 Henan, China
$1950.00 9:29 PM 4/16/14 Hannover, Germany
$2000.00 4:51 PM 4/16/14 Warsaw, Poland
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Tucson2014-238ZirconStPetersDomeColorado31mm.jpg (139036 bytes)
Item #A25

Sharp crystals of brown Zircon set atop matrix!
Old classic locality specimen featuring three large crystals measuring
to 1.7 cm in size. The color is slightly reddish-brown and the luster is
strong and reflective. In good condition with only a few minor contacts.
From St Peters Dome, Cheyenne District, El Paso Co., Colorado.
Measures 3.3 cm by 2 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $485

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Tucson2014-38ApophylliteOkeniteIndia10cm.jpg (144093 bytes)
Item #A26

Fine specimen of green Prehnite with Apophyllite and Okenite!
The Prehnite is finger formed with a flashy luster. Doubly terminated Apophyllite
and cotton-like Okenite crystal clusters accent the fingers from one end to the other.
From the Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India.
Measures 7 cm by 10 cm by 7.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $785

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Tucson2014-71GarnetGrossularJeffreyQuarryCanada11cm.jpg (381014 bytes)
Item #A27

Super gemmy, isolated crystals of Hessonite Garnet on dark matrix!
The deep color of these glassy gems really pops against the darker underlying matrix.
The Hessonites measure to 1 cm in size and exhibit a brilliant luster which is further
highlighted by the surface flash of numerous smaller Garnets surrounding the larger
ones. In excellent condition with only a couple of very minor, tiny contacts. I will note
that the matrix has a natural crack near the center which was stabilized in the past.
From the Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Québec, Canada.
Measures 5.5 cm by 10.7 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.
Ex. Saums Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1500

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$500.00 2:36 PM 4/12/14 Madrid, Spain
$520.00 5:45 PM 4/15/14 Tulsa, OK
$540.00 3:10 PM 4/16/14 Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
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Denver2013-208FluoriteHunanChina205mm.jpg (223265 bytes)
Item #A28

Amazing specimen featuring a large green Fluorite ball rising from a bed of lavender Fluorite cubes!
This is one of the most unique Fluorite specimens I've seen in years. The green Fluorite is a rounded
cluster measuring nearly 8 cm high and 9 cm wide. It rises upwards from a bed of lavender Fluorite
crystals - all of which are cubic. You can actually see where the Fluorite cubes concluded their growth
around the base of the green ball, leaving a ridge on the viewing sides. Obviously the green botryoidal
Fluorite was here first and later overgrown by the cubes. There is just a really neat piece and one that
will likely strike up a conversation. The surfaces are satiny lustrous and there is no damage to speak of.
From the Xianghualing Mine, Linwu Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Measures 11.2 cm by 20.5 cm by 15 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $4500

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Offer Pending! 3:47 AM 4/12/14 Birdwood, South Australia
       
       
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Tucson2012-39CinnabarNikitovaUkraine99mm.jpg (256525 bytes)
Item #A29

Aesthetic specimen of Cinnabar crystals with a Quartz framing!
A famous locality for Cinnabar, this is a heavily covered plate with hundreds of crystals atop
small Quartz points. Only minor contacts near the edges, the color is very good with a nice luster.
Mining in this locality began in 1885 and didn't end until 1994. This specimen dates to the 1960s.
From the Sofiya Mine, Nikitovka Deposit, Novyi Donbass, Gorlovka, Donets'k Oblast', Ukraine.
Measures 10 cm by 8 cm by 4.1 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $985

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$450.00 7:59 AM 4/12/14 Henan, China
$475.00 8:08 PM 4/16/14 West Linn, OR
       
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Denver2013-127SmithsoniteElPotosíMineFranciscoPortilloWestCampSantaEulaliaDistrictMundeAquilesSerdánChihuahuaMexico.jpg (278042 bytes)
Item #A30

Dazzling specimen of Orange (Cadmian) Smithsonite!
What a glorious specimen this is with rolling botryoidal surfaces and a luster so intense that it is almost blinding!
Orange Smithsonites from Mexico are pretty rare and this is the finest specimen I've seen in years. It's cabinet
sized and in excellent condition with only one tiny contact. Usually plates of this size have a good number of scuffs
but this specimen is incredibly clean. The luster is among the most vibrant I've seen and the photo does a pretty
good job of displaying the rolling brilliance. I might also point out that the specimen is very 3-dimensional which is
why the edges lose some of their focus. This cabinet specimen is as deep as it is tall and is quite robust in appearance.
From the El Potosí Mine, Francisco Portillo, West Camp, Santa Eulalia Dist., Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 8.4 cm by 11.7 cm by 9 cm in total size.

Ex. Wimbledon Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2850

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

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$1000.00 4:55 AM 4/17/14 Warsaw, Poland
       
       
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Good Luck To All Bidders!
Please Check Your Bids As Often As Possible for Price Changes!


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