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9 specimens found
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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.
Barite w. Quartz overgrowths (sugar cube habit)
stock #ALEC-19-189
Murray mine, Sugarbowl pocket, Independance Mts. District, Elko Co.
Nevada, United States
8.3 x 4.5 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
Fall 2015

A very clean and sparkling specimen from the one time find of "sugarcube" habit Barites. In fine condition, this displays well from several angles and has a slightly grey color on some faces with a more white on others. The largest crystal is 3.5 CM across. Choice.
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.
Wulfenite with Mimetite etc
stock #6.2-1090
Eureka, Eureka District
Nevada, United States
5 x 3.8 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
price: $200
Spring 2014

A pretty and complex "mystery" piece, from Schortmann's minerals in the early 1960's. The label locale given is "Eureka, Nevada", which is not well known known for Wulfenite. A bright orange to red aggregate of Wulfenite showing several habits, all on a mix of many unusual micro crystals including Mimetite and 3 unidentified species that look like phosphate minerals. Is this a small or lost locality? There are several mines with other Lead secondary minerals in Eureka. This is different from most all Nevada Wulf. I have seen too. Schortmann's were very careful about correct localities and they did get their stock from many of the great prospectors/collectors of the day. For wulfenite collectors or those who like doing research on oddities, this is a very intriguing specimen.
9 specimens found
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