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8 specimens found
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Chalcopyrite on Calcite
stock #18-AX-19-085B
Brushy Creek Mine, Greely, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County
Missouri, United States
7.8 x 4.7 x 5.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $95
Late Summer 2018

A series of sharp scalenohedral Calcite crystals are epitaxially coated with bright sparkling Chalcopyrite. A pretty and affordable Brushy Creek specimen that shows very well the form and color contrast that has made this a famous habit. Some minor cleaves but overall in good condition as seen. Sharp form and very good color contrast with some iridescence as well.
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.
Sphalerite
stock #AC-017
Joplin Field, Tri State District, Jasper County
Missouri, United States
8.6 x 5.4 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $325


A brilliant and pristine red Sphalerite from the classic Tri State district. Even though this was once easilly available it was not usually as attractive as this piece. The mines have been closed for decades now and is now quite uncommon to find any good USA "ruby jack". A sizable vug of 7.5 Cm across is packed with lusterous sparkling Ruby color crystals that reach 1.1 CM however most are smaller. No damage, great esthetics and all crystals are translucent. There are some saddle shape Dolomites and a sprinkling of Chalcopyrite as well for a nice contrast. The back of the matrix block has a nice display of Sphalerite as well (6 CM across), and would be an excellent piece on its own. Very classy color and great eye appeal as well as being an affordable classic US piece!
Galena (elongated spinel twin chains) with Pyrite and Dolomite
stock #8.1-291
Brushy Creek Mine, Greely, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County
Missouri, United States
7.3 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $200


A Viburnum trend rarity, a stacked series of elongated spinel twin Galena form chain like structures. These reach over 6 CM in length and average 7 mm wide. Decorated with sparkling Pyrite and Dolomite they quite attractive. I do not know of any similar form found anyplace else, and I have not seen any available for some time. A must for a serious Galena collection!
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