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Beryl (variety Aquamarine ) on Muscovite from Bao Feng Wu mine, Sichuan Province, China [./Newmixdec2002/aq1chinaa.jpg] Beryl (variety Aquamarine ) on Muscovite from Bao Feng Wu mine, Sichuan Province, China [./Newmixdec2002/aq1chinab.jpg] Beryl (variety Aquamarine ) on Muscovite from Bao Feng Wu mine, Sichuan Province, China [./Newmixdec2002/aq1chinac.jpg]


No. AQ 1 CHINA PAK - $ 1495.00

Beryl (variety Aquamarine ) on Muscovite

Locality: Bao Feng Wu mine, Sichuan Province, China

Specimen Size: 9.5 x 9 x 8 cm (cabinet)


An unusual, but very interesting and aesthetic specimen with a sharp, gemmy, lustrous, tabular Aquamarine crystal on Muscovite and gem Quartz crystals. This piece was acquired quite a few years ago when the early Aquamarine specimens came out of China to the United States. (Aquamarine Crystal: 8 x 3.5 x 3 cm.)

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FLUORITE on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan [./Newmixdec2002/fluorpakst1a.jpg] FLUORITE on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan [./Newmixdec2002/fluorpakst1b.jpg] FLUORITE on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan [./Newmixdec2002/fluorpakst1d.jpg] FLUORITE on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan [./Newmixdec2002/fluorpakst1c.jpg]


No. FLOUR PAKST 1 - SOLD

FLUORITE on Muscovite

Locality: Nagar, Hunza Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan

Specimen Size: 10 x 7 x 4 cm (cabinet)


This specimen features a rare, very sharp (for this area), pale-green, beautiful "Spinel-Law" twinned crystal of Fluorite on fine blades of Muscovite. This is a fantastic and uncommon specimen from this area of Pakistan which commonly features etched, or highly modified pale pink and green crystals of Fluorite on similar matrix. (Fluorite Twin: 3 x 2 x 1 cm.)



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FLUORAPOPHYLLITE on Stilbite and Heulandite from Lonovla, Maharashtra, India [./Newmixdec2002/apoplonind1c.jpg] FLUORAPOPHYLLITE on Stilbite and Heulandite from Lonovla, Maharashtra, India [./Newmixdec2002/apoplonind1b.jpg]


No. APOP LON IND 1 - SOLD

FLUORAPOPHYLLITE on Stilbite and Heulandite

Locality: Lonovla, Maharashtra, India

Specimen Size: 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm (miniature)


A perfect, multi-terminated, color-zoned, emerald green color Apophyllite crystal on Stilbite with Heulandite. The green color in these Apophyllite is caused by the presence of Vanadium. I have seen very few Indian Apophyllite specimens with such a distinct color zoing like this one. (Crystal: 1.5 cm. long)



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VANADINITE on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [./Newmixdec2002/vanad1a.jpg] VANADINITE on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [./Newmixdec2002/vanad1b.jpg] VANADINITE on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [./Newmixdec2002/vanad1c.jpg]


No. VAN MORROC 1 - SOLD

VANADINITE on Barite

Locality: Mibladen, Morocco

Specimen Size: 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm (miniature)


Very bright red, lustrous tabular crystals of Vanadinite (up to 1 cm.) on contrasting white Barite blades. A real beauty with no damage. This piece was mined in 1976, and came from the late French mineral dealer, Christian Gobin.



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VANADINITE on Psilomelane from Taouz mine, Vein 12, Taouz, Rilfilat Province, Morocco [./Newmixdec2002/t113a.jpg] VANADINITE on Psilomelane from Taouz mine, Vein 12, Taouz, Rilfilat Province, Morocco [./Newmixdec2002/t113b.jpg] VANADINITE on Psilomelane from Taouz mine, Vein 12, Taouz, Rilfilat Province, Morocco [./Newmixdec2002/t113c.jpg] VANADINITE on Psilomelane from Taouz mine, Vein 12, Taouz, Rilfilat Province, Morocco [./Newmixdec2002/t113d.jpg]


No. T 113 - SOLD

VANADINITE on Psilomelane

Locality: Taouz mine, Vein 12, Taouz, Rilfilat Province, Morocco

Specimen Size: 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm (miniature)


This piece has fine, sharp, lustrous, gemmy red prisms on Psilomelane (Manganese Oxide). Please note that this mine has been closed and hasn't produced specimens for several years.



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ANGLESITE with Malachite and Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [./Newmixdec2002/rk45b.jpg] ANGLESITE with Malachite and Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [./Newmixdec2002/rk45c.jpg] ANGLESITE with Malachite and Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [./Newmixdec2002/rk45d.jpg]


No. RK 45 - SOLD

ANGLESITE with Malachite and Cerussite

Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia

Specimen Size: 4.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm (small cabinet)


Highly lustrous, dark, sharp Anglesite crystals (up to 3 cm.) on Malachite with a group of gemmy Cerussite crystals on the underside of the specimen. A very attractive piece from this great locality.



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CERUSSITE on Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [./Newmixdec2002/malcer1tsumebb.jpg] CERUSSITE on Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [./Newmixdec2002/malcer1tsumeba.jpg]


No. MAL CER 1 TSUMEB - SOLD

CERUSSITE on Malachite

Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia

Specimen Size: 6 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm (small cabinet)


ex.  Archduke of Saxony


Mined: 1905.

Unfortunately, it was very difficult for me to get the Cerussite crystals to show up on the Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite, but hopefully they look alright on your screen. The significance of this specimen is the fact that is was collected around the turn of the century and came from the Archduke of Saxony's collection.



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BERYL (variety Emerald ) with Pyrite from Muzo-Coscuez, Colombia [./Newmixdec2002/emcal1muzoa.jpg] BERYL (variety Emerald ) with Pyrite from Muzo-Coscuez, Colombia [./Newmixdec2002/emcal1muzob.jpg] BERYL (variety Emerald ) with Pyrite from Muzo-Coscuez, Colombia [./Newmixdec2002/emcal1muzoc.jpg]


No. EM-CAL 1 MUZO - SOLD

BERYL (variety Emerald ) with Pyrite

Locality: Muzo-Coscuez, Colombia

Specimen Size: 13 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm (cabinet)


Fine, gem/gemmy, highly lustrous, sharp, prismatic Emerald crystals on matrix. The small crystal on the lower right is almost totally gem ! Rarely does one see crystals of this type with such complete, unetched, lustrous prism faces from this world-famous Emerald locality.



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PYRITE with Enargite from Quiruvilca mine (Asarco mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chico Province, La Libertad Department, Peru [./Newmixdec2002/257a.jpg] PYRITE with Enargite from Quiruvilca mine (Asarco mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chico Province, La Libertad Department, Peru [./Newmixdec2002/257b.jpg]


No. 257 - $ 550.00

PYRITE with Enargite

Locality: Quiruvilca mine (Asarco mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chico Province, La Libertad Department, Peru

Specimen Size: 5 x 5 x 2.5 cm (miniature)


Sharp, bright, modified Pyrite octahedra up to 2 cm. associated with sharp, bright, prismatic Enargite xx. This was one of the first specimens of this kind brought into the United States by Richard Kosnar in the early 1970s. For reference, Richard Kosnar was one of the first U.S. mineral dealers to travel into Peru and bring back specimens when nobody else cared or dared to do so. Mined: 1971.

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HUBNERITE on Fluorite from Huayllapon mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru Mined: 1971 [./Newmixdec2002/flhubper7a.jpg] HUBNERITE on Fluorite from Huayllapon mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru Mined: 1971 [./Newmixdec2002/flhubper7b.jpg] HUBNERITE on Fluorite from Huayllapon mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru Mined: 1971 [./Newmixdec2002/flhubper7c.jpg]


No. HUB FL PER 7 - SOLD

HUBNERITE on Fluorite

Locality: Huayllapon mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru Mined: 1971

Specimen Size: 9.5 x 8 x 4 cm (cabinet)


This is a great "floater" association specimen of lustrous, sharp, dark-red HUBNERITE crystals on a large, highly modified gemmy, pale green Fluorite crystal. This is a very unusual association to see Hubnerite on Fluorite like this !



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HUBNERITE with Quartz from Huayllapon mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru Mined: 1971 [./Newmixdec2002/flhubper6aa.jpg] HUBNERITE with Quartz from Huayllapon mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru Mined: 1971 [./Newmixdec2002/flhubper6b.jpg]


No. FL HUB PER 6 - $ 775.00

HUBNERITE with Quartz

Locality: Huayllapon mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru Mined: 1971

Specimen Size: 9 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm (small cabinet)


This is a great association specimen of gemmy, pale green, Fluorite cubes on lustrous, sharp, doubly-terminated Hubnerite crystals. Please note that there are actually gemmy red Hubnerite crystals inside the Fluorite cubes. It really is unusual to see cubic Fluorite on Hubnerite like this ! (Largest Fluorite Cube: 1.5 cm. across)

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HEMATITE from Brumado, Bahia, Brazil [./Newmixdec2002/hem1bra.jpg] HEMATITE from Brumado, Bahia, Brazil [./Newmixdec2002/hem2bra.jpg]


No. HEM BRA 1 - SOLD

HEMATITE

Locality: Brumado, Bahia, Brazil

Specimen Size: 5 x 3 x 4 cm (miniature)


A fine specimen with epitaxial Hematite on Magnesite.



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