Mixed Beautiful Mineral Specimens For Sale



1533

Rare, giant botryoidal fluorite. This is a very unique fluorite. It comes from the vicinity of the famous De An Mine in Wushan, Jiangxi Province, China. You've seen the Indian botryoidal fluorite, yellow, once in a while red, maybe an inch across. But look at this!!! A huge botryoidal form, 3 inches wide, 2 inches high and 1 5/8 deep (7.5 X 5 X 4 cm). There was a very small group of these sold at Tucson this year. Some of them were up to 5 or 6 inches. Get one of these while you can. Depending on the exact color temperature of the light you use this looks purple to blue. The surface is matte. If you get some light behind it, very pretty. If it is front or top lit, not bad and very unique for the size in this form.
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G-1

Fantastic octahedral form, with strange, complex terminations. This is a very unique galena from Reynolds County, MO, probably the Sweetwater mine, octahedral with cubic faces on the terminations. These flattened terminations show complex "hoppering" as the photos show. There is partial covering of quartz on some of the crystals and there is micro chalcopyrite scattered about. The big crystal of galena is 1 inch across! The whole specimen is about 2 3/4 X 2 inches (7 X 5 cm). Very cool!

$135

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Copper-1



The specimen has a mass of interconnected, rounded crystals of copper. One side has a lot of a copper mineral, probably malachite, delightful color contrast, very fine. 7.5 cm (3 inches) tall, with a nice little stand that sets it upright. These copper crystals are from the world famous Central Mine. Here is a great opportunity to add some choice copper crystals to your collection. The Central was one of the greatest fissure mines that opened in the Michigan Mining District. It operated from 1854 to 1898 and produced over 50 million pounds of copper.



$25





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F-903

Rare Location, fine fluorite. From Leidan, Guizhou Province, China. I acquired this specimen from Peter Seroka, a famous German mineral collector and fluorite specialist; it comes with his label. For those of you interested in fluorite, you should try to get a copy of Peter's book Fluorit: Daten Fakten Weltweite Vorkommen (roughly, Fluorite, World-wide localities). It's a big three-ring bound collection of all the known fluorite localities world wide, plus detailed drawings of all the possible crystal forms of fluorite. A very ambitious project. The specimen is about an inch thick (2.5 cm) and about 4 X 3 inches (10 X 8 cm). The fluorites have good transparency and there are little pyrites here and there.

$75

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C-1534

Calcite on Calcite on Matrix. The Ezhou Prefecture, Daye, Hubei, China has produced small finds of extremely fine calcite specimens, including many twins. This is a very fine example from a find in 2005. Much of this material was unfortunately scraped or dinged by the time it reached shows and retail mineral shops. I selected this and a few other specimens for their perfection. This is a splendid group of twinned crystals up to 3.5 cm on a bed of smaller calcites on an interesting matrix of dolomitic limestone, hematite and sulphides. The specimen is 8.5 X 6 X 4 cm. The crystals are absolutely perfect on all sides. The crystals glow with light and are highly translucent, tinged with internal veils of included hematite. This is a pink/orange/red hematite, not the dingy brown that is common. Also, there is good translucency to the crystals, as I tried to show in the backlit photos.

$175

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