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7 specimens listed
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Gold- flattened crystals
stock #18.1-244
Round Mountain, Open Pit Gold mine, Nye County
Nevada, United States
2.2 x 1.5 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $590
Worldwide mix summer

Brilliant gold color and luster with stacked flattened crystals of Octahedral habit. Very choice and esthetic example of the habit from the great finds at Round Mountain. 3.3 grams, in fine condition and with a strong display esthetic. Ex Larry White collection, this habit was much less typical at the mine, most pieces were wires, leaf or a combination, this is more substantial prismatic flat crystals.
Gold- Sheet crystal habit
stock #18-AX-16-444
Round Mountain, Open Pit Gold mine, Nye County
Nevada, United States
3.1 x 2.1 x .2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $520
Spring update

A pure sheet of Gold with some flattened crystal faces and structures evident. Thin but substantial, this has a bright luster and looks great on both sides. Mined in 2006, this weighs just 1.3 grams but due to the flat form it looks very impressive for the weight. The variety of fine Gold specimens that has come out of Round mountain is incredible. Choice.
Barite with Calcite
stock #18.1-187
Meikle Mine, Bootstrap district, Carlin Trend, Elko County
Nevada, United States
4.7 x 4.4 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $290
Spring update

A large, clear golden Barite crystal sits on a few smaller Barites and minor Calcite. The main crystal is well presented, doubly terminated, tabular habit, lustrous and pristine. There are crystal contacts in a few areas but no damage. A modern American classic locale, the Meikle mine has produced many great Barites at one time. This specimen was collected well over a decade ago in the hight of production. better in person too.
Fluellite with Wavellite
stock #15.1-1098-(SM4424)
Willard mine, Willard District. Pershing County
Nevada, United States
7 x 4.6 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $275
Pre Holiday 2017

A quite rare mineral not often seen for sale in esthetic specimens, this is a fine and rich specimen of Fluellite. The crystals are sharp, transparent and well formed colorless although a few have a slight yellow tinge. Balls of greenish Wavellite are present and a few other small needle crystals probably Minyulite but not verified. the crystals are in fine condition being protected in the central vug of this specimen.
Conichalcite with Hemimorphite
stock #1139-JM-4105
Bristol Silver Mines, Lincoln County
Nevada, United States
11 x 8.3 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very unusual and significant US specimen, a sizable cabinet piece with excellent color and form from this little known locale. Ex John Marshall collection, John's collection catalog notes that he has only ever seen 3 specimens from this location, this being the best. The deep green Conichalcite is composed of small balls with bright "wet" luster that are offset on the lighter colored Hemimorphite. With magnification it seems there may also be some Aurichalcite on this specimen but that is not confirmed. A fine display piece that is as good as any US Conichalcite from anyplace. Better in person.
Quartz on Barite, Sugarbowl Pocket
stock #ALEC-19-020
Murray Mine
Nevada, United States
5.2 x 4 x 1.7 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $275


A sparkling bright "sugar frosted" Barite from the famed (but small) sugarbowl pocket found about 15 years ago. A very nice example with several good angles of display- the backside is cleaved but the front is in good shape. Already a classic find, these have disappeared from the market and there were never many of them.
Hemimorphite (unusual form, old mystery locale)
stock #AC-375
Cuvella Mine
Nevada, United States
6.4 x 2.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $350


A very unusual, old specimen with a slender stalactitic form and mysterious provenance. The Schortmann's minerals label that comes with this specimen dates it to the early years of their world famous dealership, about 1940. At that time a $5.00 specimen was a very costly piece. This period was the beginning of their historic association with Ed Over and Arthur Montgomery. The locale listed is the Cuvella mine in Nevada, which is not a "known" location. Whats more, the form of this piece is not like any I have seen from any locale worldwide, much less Nevada. It is 360 degrees crystallized with a central hole, micros of Barite and zoned dark inclusions, it looks almost violet in some lighting. In excellent condition with no eye visible damage, an interesting and mysterious piece. The stock number is typical of pieces that they obtained from older institutional collections both in the US and in Europe, but the meaning of the code is lost. Whatever the locale this is a fine and interesting specimen!
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