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Sphalerite on Dolomite -Classic USA
stock #19.1-809
Pelican Mine, Picher, Tri-State District, Ottawa County
Missouri, United States
6.6 x 5.2 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Spring 2020

An old Tri-state USA Sphalerite with complex twinned crystals in an intricate cluster. No damage at all, the Sphalerites are complete on all sides (which is rare) and have many distinct penetration notches and ridges. Super presentation and esthetics ex. John Buckley collection, this is far from being a "black ugly" the form is incredible.
Siegenite on Galena
stock #7.AE-289
West Fork Mine, Reynolds County
Missouri, United States
4.3 x 3.7 x 4.4 CM (miniature)
price: $390


Rich growth of Siegenite crystals on Galena which is in cubes, modified cubes and octahedrons. Quite esthetic for this rare mineral (Cobalt Nickel Sulfide). Ex collections of Steven Chamberlain obtained from the Lendall Hill collection. Fine contrast and with many excellent display angles.
Sphalerite -classic USA
stock #19.1-375
Joplin Field, Tri State District, Jasper County
Missouri, United States
11.3 x 9 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $1600


Large, esthetic and in perfect condition, this is an exemplary old Tri-state Sphalerite, mined before 1940. The Joplin field was at one time a seemingly endless source of mineral specimens, though really fine, undamaged pieces were very rare. The last of these mines have all been closed for more than 50 years, and the best specimens came out long before then. This is a superb Sphalerite with large distinct crystals that stand out from the matrix. Crystal faces show complex striations, etchings and some twinning, these have a choice silky luster that shows these structures well. This is incredible in person and very much a superb piece from this now legendary area.
Galena with Chalcopyrite and Dolomite
stock #18.1-231
Brushy Creek Mine, Greely, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County
Missouri, United States
5.9 x 4.6 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $220
Worldwide mix summer

Bright silver color Galena in elongated cube form sits on a finger of matrix covered with small Dolomite and Chalcopyrite crystals. This is the sort of Galena that has made the Brushy Creek locality famous, with extra bright luster, attractive form and in fine undamaged condition. Any suite of lead minerals will have at least one good specimen. These are contemporary classics, still very affordable and unlike the look of Galena from any other area in the world.
Galena on Dolomite
stock #18.AX-7-417-(618)
Buick Mine, Bixby, Vibernum Trend, Iron County
Missouri, United States
4.9 x 2.4 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $130
Spring update

A choice miniature Galena with classic habit cubo-octahedral crystals from the Buick mine. Displays perfectly, no damage and with an esthetic composition. This is an older specimen 1970 vintage ex. Larry White collection. This mine has been prolific and has produced many types and habits of Galena which are modern classics. These are excellent values especially when perfect like this.
Dolomite on Quartz
stock #14.1-334
Williamsville Quarry, Poplar Bluffs
Missouri, United States
6 x 4 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $110
Spring 2017

A very colorful Dolomite, bright yellow to Orange bladed crystals contrast well with a dark druzy quartz matrix. I have not seen another specimen like this piece from this locale, better known for Calcites. Super showy and in fine condition.
Calcite w. Marcasite
stock #ALEC-12-091
Brushy Creek Mine, Greely, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County
Missouri, United States
8.3 x 7 x 7.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
May 2015

A castle like structure of sculptural calcite crystals that have sharp phantom of Marcasite. Elegant form and in perfect condition, this is an old Brushy Creek specimen unlike anything seen in decades. Some areas of golden Marcasite are nestled in alcoves between crystals. The calcite spires are undulating in cross section with a vitreous luster and good translucence. A striking and unusual Calcite.
Calcite with Sphalerite (ruby jack), and Dolomite, Pyrite etc.
stock #9.1-151
Joplin Field, Tri State District, Jasper County
Missouri, United States
11.8 x 7.7 x 5.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $975


A fine piece from an American classic locality, the Tristate Joplin area. This was once a great producer of good minerals, it is now long gone and high quality pieces have become very scarce. This esthetic and unusually colorful piece has a 6 CM twinned butterscotch calcite contrasting with ruby red Sphalerites. In great condition, 1940s vintage specimen this is piece would have been far better than average back when these were plentiful. Today this quality is almost never seen.
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