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328 specimens listed
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Pyromorphite -unusual botryoidal form
stock #0873-JM-733
Manhan (loudville) lead Mine, Southampton, Hampshire County
Massachusetts, United States
5.9 x 3.5 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $450


A very unusual and oddly attractive old Pyromorphite specimen from the Manhan Lead mine in Massachusetts which is the oldest Lead mine in North America (1679). The matrix is covered on one face with an olive green botryoidal surface of layered Pyro. Ex. John Marshall collection, I have seen this habit a few times before but it is rare at this locality which usually has small bright green to brown crystals. This habit does not even look like a Pyromorphite, but close exam and strong magnification show it is indeed. This specimen is by far the best of this sort I know of, esthetic and in very fine condition,
Ludlamite with Vivianite
stock #16.1-430-(CN1416)
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi County
Idaho, United States
6.3 x 4.3 x 1.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $390


The Blackbird mine was a small Cobalt operation that in the 1950-1960s occasionally produced well crystallized Ludlamites. Sometimes with Vivianites, these were by far best of the specie found in the US, and some can be compared to good Bolivian material. This is a good small cabinet with both species in well developed crystals. Very hard to find anything larger than a thumbnail now, this is an early 1960 vintage piece ex Charles Noll collection.
Witherite - fine US classic
stock #15.1-1060 CN-2017
Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
8.8 x 6.7 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $750


An excellent old time USA Witherite with great form from the Minerva #1 mine. Classic early 1960s vintage. Ex Dufoe and Noll collections, with fat barrel shape crystals showing well stepped striations on the edges. This specimen also has a good light yellow-orange color and is much more attractive than the more usual plain white. Alston Moor in England and the Minerva mine, (all long closed) produced all of the fine Witherites ever found. Fine pieces like this are now only available from older collections and getting very scarce. This is an especially choice piece, has great wet look luster and displays great from several angles.
Malachite Pseudo after Azurite- Classic
stock #15.1-365
Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mtns, Cochise Co.
Arizona, United States
3.8 x 3.2 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $350


A sweet miniature antique Bisbee specimen. Well formed crystals to 2.3 CM on both sides of a matrix plate showing perfectly the form of the original Azurite prisms. These Malachites have a nice velvet texture and are in perfect condition. This was part of a small stash found in 2015 in an estate sale at an Arizona miners home, wrapped in 1920 era newspapers. The family of the miner confirmed he worked in the Sacremento shaft of Bisbee and the habit matches perfectly with other specimens of that vintage.
Copper- arborescent and spinel twin crystals
stock #18AX-10-905
Santa Rita, Grant County
New Mexico, United States
8.5 x 2.4 x 1.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Spring 2019

Chain-like stack of arborescent and spinel twin crystals from New Mexico. Ex collections of Buck Keller and William Hladysz, this has just a hint of matrix adhering, but is mostly a sculptural tower of Copper. No damage and with a nice patina, this is an older piece that predates the Chino mine find that became famous in 2001. This piece almost certainly came from the Chino mine zone too, but that is not recorded on the previous label and we do not like to attribute without certainty. The Chino is a huge pit that has now encompassed other smaller mines, so many details of locality have gotten lost over time. A very nice copper from anyplace.
Epidote on Quartz
stock #17.1-405
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Prince of Wales Island
Alaska, United States
4.6 x 2.6 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $190
Spring 2019

A choice tabular habit Epidote from the legendary finds at Green Monster Mountain in Alaska, USA. The Epidote is a complete textbook form crystal and quite lustrous. Deep green to brownish yellow hues nicely contrast with the clear colorless Quartz so the specimen stands out well. A fine specimen from the short list of great classic US locales.
Millerite- fine hairs in Quartz Geode
stock #9.1-269
Halls Gap, Lincoln County
Kentucky, United States
3.7 x 2.9 x 2.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $260
Spring 2019

Fine golden hairs of Millerite are thickly clustered in a Quartz geode or vug. The classic USA locality at Halls gap is one of the few significant sources of Millerite that still are occasionally found. Very few vugs have any hairs at all, this density is quite rare and in excellent condition. Far better than usual especially for the size.
Wulfenite
stock #18-AX-128
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz County
Arizona, United States
3.3 x 3.2 x 3.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $160
Spring 2019

A nice pretty small miniature Red Cloud Wulfenite matrix with a free standing main crystal that is a deep red-orange. The standing crystal is damage free, this is an esthetic small piece that could be trimmed to fine thumbnail if wanted. From a small scale mining attempt in 2017. The matrix is not the crumbly sort and has many small Calcite crystals scattered as well.
328 specimens listed
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