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The Tucson 2015 Mineral Showrooms

* Re-Updated January 16th, 2017 *

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Rare specimen featuring crystalline Native Gold in host rock matrix!
This is somewhat of a rarity and an oddity in that the Native Gold crystals have left the Quartz
seam and embedded themselves in the host matrix. They are quite brilliant and lustrous and the
color is a bright yellow so the difference in matrix has not impacted the quality of the Gold itself.
The dendritic structures to the right lift ever so slightly above the surface, giving the specimen
the appearance of a sculptural relief or 3-dimensionality. A large and very unique display piece.
From the Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer County, California.
Measures 10 cm by 12.1 cm by 3 cm in total size.

Ex. Alan Day Mineral Collection
Price $9500

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Exceptional Native Silver wires with Acanthite crystals and on Silver matrix!
This is a MAJOR Native Silver and one of the finest I've ever seen from the Hongda Mine!
First of all, it's an impressive small cabinet in size. Secondly, the Native Silver - Acanthite base gives
rise to over a dozen wires, all curling upwards like flames of a fire. The wires are highly lustrous and
brilliant with some displaying a secondary crystallization atop the striated surfaces. It appears that
small Silver crystals began to form at some point atop some of the wires, giving them a serious amount
of sparkle to go with the noticeable luster. The base of the specimen is mostly Native Silver with some
scattered Acanthite crystals and Acanthite micro-crystals. There also appears to be a greenish mineral
along the left back side wires that may be Sphalerite. The surface patina is a beautiful golden-brown.
From the Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu Co., Datong Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China.
Measures6.5 cm by 8.2 cm by 3.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Kevin Ward Mineral Collection
Price $55,000

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Rare specimen featuring a gemmy yellow Calcite crystal sitting atop Stilbite!
From the 2004 discovery, this beautiful specimen features glassy-transparent twinned crystals of yellow Calcite.
The flattened corners are not cleaves, rather they are part of the unique structure of these Calcites. They are
highly lustrous and brilliant with an intense internal glow, much like the finest Golden Calcites from India and
Kazakhstan. These crystals sit atop white Stilbite crystals measuring to 4 cm in length. A gorgeous Calcite combo!
From the Basalt Quarry, Ambariomiambana, Sambava District, Sava Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar.
Measures 11.8 cm by 7.8 cm by 8.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Dawson Calcite Collection
Price $2850

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Rich specimen of Native Gold on Quartz covered matrix!
This specimen is covered from one end to the other with fine crystalline clusters of Native
Gold and is probably one of the richest specimens at the show in terms of coverage. Under
magnification, you can see hundreds of fine crystals, all arranged in dense dendritic patterns.
This locality has been mined since the Romans and is literally full of ancient mines with an open pit.
From Rosia Montana (Verespatak), Alba County, Romania.
Measures 6.5 cm by 5.8 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.

Ex. N. Yedlin, Charles Leavitt, Hauck Mineral Collections
Price $2450

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Brilliant reddish-orange Quartz crystals sitting atop Sphalerite crystals!
These eye catching specimens have become very rare in the current marketplace and this is one of the best
examples I've seen in a while. The orange Quartz crystals are in excellent shape and unusually clean with a deep
coloration that is mostly free of the Quartz frosting that one sees more often than not with these specimens. The
crystal faces are satiny and are well contrasted by the dark, lustrous Sphalerite crystals embedded on the back side.
From the 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.
Measures 7 cm by 8.8 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.

Price $1500

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Lovely combination featuring a doubly terminated Calcite sitting diagonally across Amethyst crystals!
This is a classic old specimen from the Valenciana Mine and features a perfect 6.3 cm bright white
Calcite crystal, contrasting starkly atop a cluster of purple Amethyst crystals beneath. The specimen is
well trimmed and free of damage. The Valenciana Mine is a Gold-Silver mine reaching depths of 1800 ft.
From the Valenciana Mine, Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Measures 6 cm by 10 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Stoudt Mineral Collection
Price $1850

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