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The Denver 2016 Mineral Showrooms

* Updated November 23rd, 2016 *

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Gorgeous rhomb of Rhodochrosite sitting atop Quartz crystals!
It looks like a Sweet Home Rhodo but it's not. It's from the famous Pasto Bueno locale in Peru
and this specimen is one of the finest Rhodochrosites from there that I've found in years. The rhomb
is quite large, measuring 3 cm in size, corner to corner. it is complete and display the hot pinkish-red
color that the best Pasto Bueno Rhodos are reknown for. The rhomb sits atop a matrix of Quartz crystals
smaller Rhodo rhombs along the base. In excellent condition with great eye appeal with only trivial contacts.
Note - The white area at the top right corner is not a contact, it is a tiny inclusion and the corner is complete.
From Pasto Bueno, Pampas District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru.
Measures 3.8 cm by 4.4 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.

Price $6500

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Exceptional!! Unique and stunning specimen of Native Silver dendrites rising up from a Calcite crystal!
This is a White Pine Silver and it is the finest example I've ever seen from this classic locality. To find
a matrix White Pine Silver is a rare thing. To find a matrix White Pine Silver with the crystalline Silver
dendritic structure rising up from a Calcite like a Kongsberg specimen is AMAZING to say the least!!
The dendritic crystalline structure rising up from the matrix is sharp and distinctive and covered with a
lovely antique patina over santiny lustrous surfaces. In excellent condition with exceptional eye appeal.
From the White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon County, Michigan.
Measures 11.3 cm by 5.2 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Price $14,500

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Tremendous plate featuring Purple Fluorite cubes set against large, connected Galenas!
This is one of most unique Illinois Fluorites I've seen and I love the arrangement of the large
Galena cubes in the background, forming a "mountain range" above the Fluorite and Galena
covered surface in the foreground. The Galenas are quite interesting in that they almost look
like twinned crystals. There are three cubes in the cluster and they appear to be grown together
at the edges, creating the unique mountain-like appearance. In excellent condition with only a
scattering of tiny contacts on some Fluorites. You'll be hard pressed to find a more unique combo.
From the Denton mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 8 cm by 11.6 cm by 12 cm in total size.

Ex. Philip Eglsaer Mineral Collection
Price $3500

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Gorgeous specimen of gemmy Native Sulfur crystals on Aragonite matrix!
This is a classic specimen from the long closed mines in Sicily, Italy. It displays large gemmy crystals,
all of which are clean and virtually pristine. They are lustrous and transparent, measuring to nearly 4 cm atop
the bright white Aragonite matrix. There are around a dozen crystals of varying sizes here and they all light up
and glow when displayed under case lighting. In excellent condition, this was the finest Sulfur I found in Denver.

From the Cozzo Disi Mine, Casteltermini, Agrigento Province (Girgenti Province), Sicily, Italy.
Measures 6 cm by 9.3 cm by 6.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Dr. Snizek Mineral Collection
Price $9500

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Gorgeous plate of Quartz var Amethyst with red Hematite accenting!
I love Thunderbay Amethyst specimens but they appear so rarely at the shows that I almost
never have any to offer on the website. When I do, they are usually contacted or bruised. This
specimen is nearly pristine however with a beautiful form and exceptional brilliance over richly
Hematite accented surfaces of purple and red. The crystal points are sharp and complete as well.
From the Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada.
Measures 6.5 cm by 11.7 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

Price $985

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Super lustrous and scarce specimen of Native Leaf Gold on white Quartz matrix!
The Gold appears as brilliant leaves which emerge from and sit atop the bright white Quartz.
The color of the Gold is a very lustrous butter-yellow indicating a small Silver presence in
the mix. One of the most aesthetic Golds from a collection of Oriental Mine specimens.
From the Oriental Mine, Alleghany, Forest District, Sierra County, California.
Measures 4.6 cm by 4 cm by 1.4 cm in total size.

Price $3500

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Very rare plate of blue to sea green-blue Fluorite crystals on matrix!
This is a rare specimen of bluish Fluorite from Switzerland and is the first I've offered from this
scarce locality on the website. The color is mostly blue but under some lighting can exhibit a
color that resembles a sea water mix of green and blue. The surfaces are flashy with a satiny
luster that rolls across the faces. In excellent condition with a well trimmed edge and no damage.
This locality is now closed to collecting so specimens of this quality are almost never seen!
From the Chobelwand-Dürrschrennen caves, Alpstein Massif (Säntis Massif), Appenzell-Innerrhoden, Switzerland.
Measures
9.5 cm by 12.3 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.
Ex. Günter Ertle Mineral Collection
Price $2850

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Classic Montana rarity featuring a Native Wire Silver filled vug inside Amethyst, Pyrite, and Galena matrix!
This is a wonderful specimen from a seldom seen Montana locality. The matrix is a beautiful mix of Quartz
with winding Amethyst seams and Pyrite crystals. Near the top, a Quartz lined vug opens up and displays
a sizeable nest of Native Silver wires, which are in turn, host to smaller Acanthite crystals. Additional
Acanthite (or Pyrargyrite) can be seen inside the vug alongside and behind the wires. This is a the finest
cabinet sized specimen I've ever seen from this locality and it represents a very rare opportunity for collectors.
From the Ruby Shaft, Granite-Bimetallic Mine, Granite Mtn, Philipsburg District, Granite County, Montana.
Measures 12.4 cm by 13.5 cm by 6.9 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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Brilliant, flashy crystals of deep green Uvite Tourmaline in cluster with Quartz and Magnesite!
This beauty can be displayed from either side because the crystals are just as perfect and
glassy-lustrous on both the front and the back. There are no visible contacts but the front
side displayed in the above photograph does have two small crystal-clear Quartz points
while the back side displays a scattering of Magnesite crystals among the green Uvites.
From the Pomba pit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil.
Measures 7 cm by 5.8 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Bernard Charlier, Galveston Mineral Collections
Price $3850

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Classic rarity! Fine crystals of Calcite on matrix from St. Andreasberg!
This locality was an old Silver Mining District in Germany but today all the mines are long
since closed and reclaimed for the most part. I don't come across many fine Calcite plates
from this locality and all date back to the late 1800's or early 1900's. This plate consists of
dozens of translucent, stacked Calcite crystals which formed scalendohedral-like pillars atop
the Sulfide mineral and Dolomite covered surface. Beautifully preserved with few contacts.
From St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Measures 7.7 cm by 6.2 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Comes with old original display label
Price $2450

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Attractive combination featuring a bi-colored Fluorite with Quartz crystals!
One of the more unusual looking Fluorites from the show featuring a Fluorite displaying
both purple and blue coloration set among Muscovite accented Quartz crystals. Very nice!
From the Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.
Measures 6 cm by 9.7 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Gunter Ertle Collection
Price $1500

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Beautiful combination of Aqua-tipped Heliodor crystals on green Fluorite and Schorl Tourmaline!
I've sold a few of these scarce Beryl specimens over the last decade but this is the first combo
of Aqua-Heliodor crystals on green Fluorite that I've offered on the website! The crystals jut out
in all directions atop the Fluorite at their base and Schorl Tourmaline frames the specimen at both
the left and right edges. This is definately an eye catcher and one that is in excellent condition.
From the Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 6.5 cm by 6.3 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Dr. Snizek Mineral Collection
Price $2450

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Scarce specimen of Calcite crystal blades with deep red Sphalerite crystals on drusy Quartz!
These specimens first appeared in the marketplace over a decade ago and were easily some of
the finest Sphalerite specimens to date. The Sphalerites are bright red and resemble Garnet crystals.
Not many specimens were found with Calcite blades and few were as pristine as this specimen is with
its phantomed interiors of opaque white beneath translucent outer tips. I haven't seen many of these
lovely pieces lately and this is the finest plate I can recall from this scarce locality. Nearly pristine!
From the Shuikoushan Mine, Shuikoushan Ore Field, Changning Co., Hengyang Pref., Hunan Prov., China.
Measures
11 cm by 9.8 cm by 6.5 cm in total size.
Price $2850

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Crystal clear cubes of Fluorite perched atop brown Quartz crystals!
This is a lovely specimen with stark contrast between the completely colorless Fluorites
and the brown coated Quartz crystals. The brown coating appears to be a Calcite drusy
and it covers nearly every portion of the specimen's surface. The Fluorites measure up
to nearly 2.5 cm in size and are so clear that they look like glass. The cubes to the left
are so transparent that they display the Quartz matrix beneath. The cube to the far right
steps down due to matrix influence with a small cleave on the back side. It does not detract.
From the Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining Dist., Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.
Measures 8.8 cm by 5.7 cm by 5.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Galveston Mineral Collection
Price $2250

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Colorful combination of blue Azurite crystal balls on green Malachite matrix!
These are some of the most attractive combos but I rarely see them anymore.
The blue Azurite balls are textured and contrast beautifully atop the Malachite.
From the Lost Lake Claim, Nacimiento Mine, Cuba, New Mexico.
Measures 5.3 cm by 6.6 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

Price $685

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RARE! Large cube of golden Pyrite with a Marcasite ball on the back side!
This is a unique specimen the likes of which I've never seen before. The cube here is huge for
a Pyrite, measuring over 7 cm across the corners! It consists of numerous crystal faces on all sides
and is fully 360 degrees displayable. Along the back side (or front if you prefer) is a Marcasite ball,
nestled inside a concave face. Highly lustrous and in excellent condition, this is a great locality piece.
From the Skull Point Mine, Skull Point, Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyoming.
Measures 7.5 cm by 6.5 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Price $895

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Rare specimen of purple Fluorapatite crystals on Albite from North Carolina!
A collection of this very hard to find material came to market recently and this was one of
my favorites among the selection of Fluorapatite specimens. There are two Fluorapatite
crystals featured here, highly lustrous and displaying good color. They measure to 1.1 cm in
size and both are doubly terminated with sharp translucent surfaces. In excellent condition.
From the Foote Mine, Kings Mountain Dist., Cleveland Co., North Carolina.
Measures
5.4 cm by 5.9 cm by 2.4 cm in total size.
Price $1850

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Very impressive specimen of crystalline Native Copper growing upwards atop a Copper base!
This specimen is amazing. It's from the White Pine, the same locality as the exceptional Native Silver
at the top of this webpage, and it is just as impressive in its own right. The Native Copper crystals
climbed upwards to a height (22 cm) that is unlike anything I've seen from this locality! It's so tall that it
almost wouldn't fit on the page. The surfaces are lustrous and covered by a lovely reddish-brown patina.
From the From the White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon County, Michigan.
Measures 22 cm by 8.1 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Price $3000

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Large lustrous Galena cube with yellow Calcite crystals on matrix!
I love this specimen. The cube is super lustrous with mirror-bright faces on all sides
and measures 10 cm in size across the corners. It is complete and uncontacted on every
face and is accented by several yellow Calcite crystals atop the right side face, with a few of
them being doubly terminated. This is a specimen with presence and a very impressive display.
From the Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri.
Measures 14 cm by 9.7 cm by 9.5 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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Pristine crystal of white coated Smoky Quartz with a purple Amethyst scepter!
This is a great looking specimen and the Amethyst scepter appears to be doubly terminated
which is somewhat unique. The color is a deep grape-jelly purple with good gemminess at the
top. The contrast between the purple and white surfaces is beautiful. In excellent condition.
From the Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 9 cm by 3.5 cm by 3 cm in total size.

Price $1250

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Aesthetic combination of Beryl var. Aquamarine crystals with Schorl Tourmaline!
This is just a cute specimen with a very attractive display. The Aquamarine in the
middle stands vertically and is surrounded by numerous Aqua crystals ranging from
tiny crystals to larger, horizontal crystals. Lustrous black Schorl Tourmalines form the
backdrop and also accent the middle and along the right edge. In excellent condition.
From the Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 4.2 cm by 3.2 cm by 5 cm in total size.

Price $895

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Beautiful specimen of Vanadinite crystals in cluster!
Impressive specimen featuring reddish-orange Vanadinite crystals measuring to over 1.3 cm in size!
The surfaces are in excellent condition with a glassy luster with only a couple of tiny contacts that
do not detract. It's not often I find a cluster with such large crystals and deep color that is this good.
From Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
Measures 3.7 cm by 3.1 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.

Price $685

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Very rich specimen featuring a seam filled with and covered by numerous leaves of Native Silver!
The seam is exposed on both sides and leaf Silver can be seen jutting out from the seam along its
entire length. This a specimen from the classic Cobalt Mining District and the weight is quite
impressive attesting to the density of Silver. Turning the specimen over, one can see numerous
layers of Native Silver inside the Calcite seam along with some associated Acanthite and Quartz
crystals. I also see some rainbow iridescence atop the Native Silver. This specimen is super rich!
From the Cobalt area, Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada.
Measures 7.5 cm by 8.2 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

Ex. Bishop Mineral Collection
Price $985

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Beautiful large cube of aqua-blue Fluorite with internal lavender zoning on Siderite covered matrix!
This is a gemmy cube, displaying lustrous-glassy surfaces and complete edges. The cube is perched
atop a golden-brown Siderite crystal covered matrix. In excellent condition overall with a fine display.
From the Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Measurements - 5.6 cm by 5.7 cm by 4.7 cm in total size (miniature size).

Ex. Vermont, Holloway Mineral Collections
Price $1850

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