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The Tucson 2015 Mineral Showrooms

* Updated August 7th, 2015 *

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Very aesthetic specimen of Native Wire Silver rising up above a Native Silver matrix!
Stunning specimen of Native Silver in true arborescent style. I can't imagine a more attractive, tree-like
Native Silver from China. The wires of this specimen are perfectly balanced in size and position. They sit
atop a matrix that is a mix of wires and massive Silver and all of the main vertical wires seem to originate
from a central point or "trunk". The patina is a lovely soft, almost iridescent color over lustrous surfaces.
From Yueshan Ag-Pb-Zn deposit, Huangtun Township, Lujiang Co., Hefei Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
Measures 8 cm by 7 cm by 2.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Star, J. Webb Mineral Collections
Comes with a custom made, engraved display base
Price $12,500

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Tri-State Classic featuring gorgeous crystals of deep golden Calcite on Chert matrix!
This is one of the finest Tri-State Calcites that I've ever offered. The crystals are gemmy with
some of the best golden color you'll ever see from this classic mining district. Their color is more
in line with something you'd see coming from the Elmwood Mine! I love the way three distinct
crystals habits appear on the same matrix, with the largest crystal in the back being doubly
terminated. It measures 7.5 cm in length and it as clear as glass near the tips and along the
upper edge. I can read the label card through the interior of the crystal! In excellent condition
with no damage to speak of - this specimen is incredibly well preserved considering its age.
From the Picher Mine, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.
Measures 9 cm by 11.8 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Farnham Mineral Collection
Price $4500

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Impressive plate featuring numerous Benitoite crystals on a bed of white Natrolite!
Well over a dozen Benitoite crystals atop this plate with lots of blue gem to appreciate if
you're a stone cutter. I prefer the specimen to remain as is however. The crystals exhibit
a strong satiny luster and average 1.5 cm in size. There are in excellent condition save for
a couple of small contacts near the trim edge that get lost without the aid of magnification.
Benitoite plates of this magnitude are few and far between in the marketplace today so this
represents a rare opportunity if you need a fine small cabinet sized plate for your collection.

From the Dallas Gem Mine, San Benito County, California.
Measures 7.5 cm by 8.2 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Price $7500

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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
Price $3500

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Golden jewel of a Calcite rising upwards atop reddish Sphalerite crystal matrix!
This is a completely terminated crystal, with glassy-lustrous faces over gemmy golden interiors.
The crystal habit is sharp and well centered on the Sphalerite with no indication on contacting anywhere.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 8.5 cm by 5.2 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

Price $1250

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Very fine plate of deep green Pyromorphite crystals on matrix!
This plate is in excellent condition and I don't detect any visible contacts among the hundreds of
terminated crystals. The color can best be described as pure lime-green with just a light touch of
chartreuse. The surfaces are very lustrous and reflective, bouncing light as the specimen is rotated.
From the Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Measures 9 cm by 11.5 cm by 2.5 cm in total size.

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Price $6500

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Large gem Topaz crystals set atop Smoky Quartz from Namibia!
This was by far the most impressive Namibian multi-Topaz specimen at the show and it one of
the best I've seen in years. There are three terminated Topaz crystals here, measuring from
3 cm to nearly 4 cm in size. A fourth smaller Topaz is located on the back edge along the trimming
zone. The Smoky Quartz crystals are complete and terminated and display some internal phantoming
beneath the light brown exteriors. The crystals are all complete with some rehealing on the bottom
side. The Topaz crystals are gemmy for the most part with a very slight greenish-blue coloration.
From the Erongo Mountain, Usakos-Omaruru Districts, Namibia.
Measures 6.3 cm by 8.8 cm by 8.5 cm in total size.

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Price $3500

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Bright, glowing orange crystals of translucent Orpiment on matrix!
A lovely specimen from the famous find of approximately seven years ago. I don't see many
in this size range these days and this specimen is very well trimmed with few contacts. The
largest crystal is nearly gemmy and measures 3.5 cm in size. The luster is strong and glassy.

From the Twin Creeks Mine, Potosi District, Humboldt County, Nevada.
Measures 8.5 cm by 5.9 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

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Rare specimen of Native Gold with Pyrite crystals on Quartz from the Mother Lode!
Old time specimen featuring lustrous leaf Gold nestled between white crystal points! There
are Pyrite crystals scattered about and the leaf surfaces range from mirror-smooth to matted
in texture. I would date this specimen to the mid 1850's to as possibly as late as 1890. The old
label is brittle and in two pieces with the middle portion missing but the words Oro, quarzo, and
California are visible. Numerous Quartz crystals form the host matrix and some are terminated!
From the Mother Lode Region of California.
Weighs 29.7 total gram weight - Measures 5 cm by 3.5 cm by 2.5 cm in total size.

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Price $9500

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Classic specimen featuring sharp crystals of Azurite in a matrix vug with Malachite!
The structure of this specimen is very concave and it is this structure that served to protect
the perfect crystals of Azurite which are scattered atop the Malachite and densely cover the
interior of the vug. The crystals are sharp, glassy lustrous, and very blue. They measure to
1 cm in size. The Malachite on the other hand is more fibrous and very chatoyant. It rolls
atop the matrix as a series as fine sprays and rounded clusters. Small orange balls of either
Limonite or Goethite provide additional color to the specimen. This is a true classic from one of
the world's greatest Copper mining districts. Dating to circa late 1890's, its condition is superb.

From Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona.
Measures 8.6 cm by 10.2 cm by 6.2 cm in total size.
Ex. E. O. Stratton Mineral Collection

Price $4500

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Fine specimen featuring numerous large Olmiite crystal balls on matrix!
This specimen is a stunner, not only for its crystal coverage (over a dozen crystal balls!) but also
due to its intense glassy luster atop the crystal faces. The Olmiite is cream colored and the clusters
are opaque, measuring to 3 cm in size. They are in excellent condition with only a couple of tiny contacts
which appear to be of natural origin. These are easily lost in the overall visual beauty of the specimen.
From the N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa.
Measures 6.3 cm by 10.2 cm by 7.4 cm in total size.

Price $2500

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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
Price $2850

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Beautiful specimen of bluish-green Aurichalcite from the famous Kelly Mine!
Layers of various shades of blue-green color this specimen, all atop a concave structured
cast. The bottom side is displayed in the second photo and displays the radial patterned,
lustrous nodules that form the bottom side of the specimen. The specimen is in excellent
shape with barely a contact anywhere along the top layers which range from glossy smooth to
satiny. The thin crack seen along the right edge is only a small surface crack along one of the

top layer. It is natural in origin and has no bearing on the structural strength of the specimen.
From the Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico.
Measures 7.5 cm by 4.1 cm by 3 cm in total size.

Ex. Urish Mineral Collection
Price $1850

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Super aesthetic combination featuring Pyrite ps. after Pyrrhotite crystals with Quartz!
This is a real eye catcher! The crystal habits of the Pyrite pseudomorphs are very sharp
and have for the most part, completely preserved the original Pyrrhotite form. The crystals
are a lustrous golden and they are accented on the back side by tan Quartz points which drape
over and accent the top of the crystals as well. In excellent condition with no visible damage.
From the Trepca complex, Trepca valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo.
Measures 6.5 cm by 8.4 cm by 5.5 cm in total size.

Price $985

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Gorgeous specimen of satiny Rosasite with Calcite and Hemimorphite blades!
This Rosasite is a lovely botryoidal blue with satiny lustrous surfaces which roll in and
out of the small matrix openings. Hemimorphite crystals, some doubly terminated, measuring
to 1.5 cm in size can be seen scattered atop the Rosasite along with small colorless Calcite
crystals. This is a stunning cabinet sized specimen in excellent condition with no detractions.
From the Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 8.3 cm by 10.7 cm by 7.5 cm in total size.

Price $2850

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