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15 new specimens ranging from brand new material to old classics.






ML00913 - Smithsonite & Aurichalcite
Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo
miniature - 4.4 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm
SOLD

Bubbly blue smithsonoite on aurichalcite coated matrix from the new finds in M'fouati. Very reminiscent of the classic material from New Mexico's Kelly Mine! 

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Smithsonite & Aurichalcite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00913a.jpg] Smithsonite & Aurichalcite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00913b.jpg] Smithsonite & Aurichalcite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00913c.jpg] Smithsonite & Aurichalcite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00913d.jpg]





ML00914 - Hemimorphite
M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.9 x 3.6 cm
$ 300.00

M'fouati has been producing all a whole bunch of new material recently. Here we have extremely rich blue botryoidal hemimorphite.

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Hemimorphite from M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00914a.jpg] Hemimorphite from M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00914b.jpg] Hemimorphite from M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00914c.jpg] Hemimorphite from M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00914d.jpg]





ML00915 - Anglesite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4.9 x 4.4 cm
$ 750.00

A classic from everyone's favorite "Green Hill", the Tsumeb Mine! A matrix piece with a single transparent anglesite crystal colored grey/silver by inclusions of galena.

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Anglesite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00915a.jpg] Anglesite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00915b.jpg] Anglesite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00915c.jpg] Anglesite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia [db_pics/update7/ML00915d.jpg]





ML00916 - Fluorite, Elbaite & Quartz
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.4 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm
$ 525.00

Pakistan's Stak Nala has long been known for producing wonderful pegmatite mineral combos. This specimen features a green dodecahedral fluorite partially coated in quartz, in association with a quartz crystal and several multicolored elbaite tourmalines displaying blue, green, black and pink zones.

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Fluorite, Elbaite & Quartz from Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/update7/ML00916a.jpg] Fluorite, Elbaite & Quartz from Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/update7/ML00916b.jpg] Fluorite, Elbaite & Quartz from Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/update7/ML00916c.jpg] Fluorite, Elbaite & Quartz from Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/update7/ML00916d.jpg]





ML00918 - Stibnite
Ichinokawa Mine, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan
small cabinet - 7.6 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm
$ 600.00

A Japanese classic. The piece shows evidence of provenance through an old collection number painted on the bottom of the specimen, however no old labels accompany the piece.

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Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan [db_pics/update7/ML00918a.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan [db_pics/update7/ML00918b.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan [db_pics/update7/ML00918c.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan [db_pics/update7/ML00918d.jpg]





ML00919 - Chrysocolla ps. Azurite
Pearl Handle Pit, Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.2 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm
SOLD

A nice example of these interesting and well documented pseudomorphs of chrysocolla after azurite from the copper country of southern Arizona.

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Chrysocolla ps. Azurite from Pearl Handle Pit, Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00919a.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. Azurite from Pearl Handle Pit, Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00919b.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. Azurite from Pearl Handle Pit, Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00919c.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. Azurite from Pearl Handle Pit, Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00919d.jpg]





ML00920 - Fluorite & Dolomite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm
SOLD

Zoned purple fluorite cubes with smaller dolomite crystals on silicified dolostone matrix. Unmistakably Elmwood!

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Fluorite & Dolomite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00920a.jpg] Fluorite & Dolomite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00920b.jpg] Fluorite & Dolomite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00920c.jpg] Fluorite & Dolomite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00920d.jpg]





ML00921 - Tetrahedrite & Quartz
Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg Mining District, Granite County, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 6.9 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm
SOLD

Specimens from Montana's Black Pine mine are becoming very difficult to come across nowadays. This specimen consists of two large yellowish tinted quartz crystals with sidecars of tetrahedrite in addition to smaller quartz crystals.

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ex S.F.C. Adrian

ex Edward R Loye


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Tetrahedrite & Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg Mining District, Granite County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00921a.jpg] Tetrahedrite & Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg Mining District, Granite County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00921b.jpg] Tetrahedrite & Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg Mining District, Granite County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00921c.jpg] Tetrahedrite & Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg Mining District, Granite County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00921d.jpg]





ML00922 - Smithsonite
Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo
small cabinet - 7.0 x 5.8 x 5.5 cm
$ 850.00

Another fine example of the new production smithsonite from the Congo. This vug contains knobs of beautiful blue/green lustrous smithsonite crystals.

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Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00922a.jpg] Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00922b.jpg] Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00922c.jpg] Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00922d.jpg]





ML00923 - Cyanotrichite with Azurite & Malachite
Maid of Sunshine Mine, Courtland District, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5.7 x 4.0 cm
$ 400.00

Fuzzy needles of cyanotrichite in association with azurite and malachite and very likely several other copper minerals. An older piece from a long closed copper mine.

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Cyanotrichite with Azurite & Malachite from Maid of Sunshine Mine, Courtland District, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00923a.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Azurite & Malachite from Maid of Sunshine Mine, Courtland District, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00923b.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Azurite & Malachite from Maid of Sunshine Mine, Courtland District, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00923c.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Azurite & Malachite from Maid of Sunshine Mine, Courtland District, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00923d.jpg]





ML00924 - Celestine
Beineu-Kyr, Tuarkyr Mountains, Geok Tepe, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.6 x 3.6 cm
SOLD

An open geode with pale blue celestine crystals and red hematite. This piece can be dated by the accompanying old label which states the county of origin as the USSR.

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ex Lloyd & Lynne Staunton


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Celestine from Beineu-Kyr, Tuarkyr Mountains, Geok Tepe, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan [db_pics/update7/ML00924a.jpg] Celestine from Beineu-Kyr, Tuarkyr Mountains, Geok Tepe, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan [db_pics/update7/ML00924b.jpg] Celestine from Beineu-Kyr, Tuarkyr Mountains, Geok Tepe, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan [db_pics/update7/ML00924c.jpg] Celestine from Beineu-Kyr, Tuarkyr Mountains, Geok Tepe, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan [db_pics/update7/ML00924d.jpg]





ML00925 - Hemimorphite & Rosasite
Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo
small cabinet - 9.0 x 7.7 x 4.0 cm
$ 950.00

Another example of the zinc minerals coming from M'fouati. This piece displays sphereical aggregates of blue hemimorphite on a rosasite coated matrix.

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Hemimorphite & Rosasite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00925a.jpg] Hemimorphite & Rosasite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00925b.jpg] Hemimorphite & Rosasite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00925c.jpg] Hemimorphite & Rosasite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati, Bouenza Dept., Republic of the Congo [db_pics/update7/ML00925d.jpg]





ML00926 - Rhodochrosite & Pyrite
Emma Mine, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 8.7 x 6.2 x 4.0 cm
SOLD

An American classic from "The Richest Hill on Earth", Butte! Pale pink rhodochrosite rhombohedrons are coated with small pyrite crystals.

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ex Curtis Brandt


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Rhodochrosite & Pyrite from Emma Mine, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00926a.jpg] Rhodochrosite & Pyrite from Emma Mine, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00926b.jpg] Rhodochrosite & Pyrite from Emma Mine, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00926c.jpg] Rhodochrosite & Pyrite from Emma Mine, Butte Mining District, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00926d.jpg]





ML00927 - Gold
Olinghouse Mine, Pah Rah Range, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 7.6 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm
SOLD

A chunk of brecciated matrix with nearly every open space occupied by mesh-like intergrown gold wires. A classic example from this small gold mine located approximately 30 miles east of Reno, Nevada.

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Gold from Olinghouse Mine, Pah Rah Range, Washoe County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00927a.jpg] Gold from Olinghouse Mine, Pah Rah Range, Washoe County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00927b.jpg] Gold from Olinghouse Mine, Pah Rah Range, Washoe County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00927c.jpg] Gold from Olinghouse Mine, Pah Rah Range, Washoe County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00927d.jpg]





ML00917 - Linarite & Caledonite
Brown Monster-Reward Mine, Russ Mining District, Inyo County, California, USA
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.6 x 1.6 cm
$ 300.00

An association of two rare blue and green lead/copper sulfate minerals, linarite and caledonite. Eastern California's Reward Mine has an adit that can still to this day be driven in to.

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Linarite & Caledonite from Brown Monster-Reward Mine, Russ Mining District, Inyo County, California, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00917a.jpg] Linarite & Caledonite from Brown Monster-Reward Mine, Russ Mining District, Inyo County, California, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00917b.jpg] Linarite & Caledonite from Brown Monster-Reward Mine, Russ Mining District, Inyo County, California, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00917c.jpg] Linarite & Caledonite from Brown Monster-Reward Mine, Russ Mining District, Inyo County, California, USA [db_pics/update7/ML00917d.jpg]


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