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CEC01 Vanadinite
San Carlos (Apex) Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
7.2x 5.1x 4.5 cm
$68

A nice example of vanadinite from a recent find just south of the US-Mexico Border.









CEC02 Bournonite and Tetrahedrite
Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Boliviah
14.7x 7.2x 6.0 cm
$110

A cabinet sized bournonite specimen from a recent find in Bolivia.  The largest crystal is approximately 3 cm across, with a number of cruder crystals and tetrahedrites further back on the matrix.  This would be fairly easy to trim to isolate the main crystal and frontal display face (see the bottom right image-- that is the part that would be isolated) but either way it's  a good representation of the species-- at a price that I would consider quite cheap.











CEC03 Chalcedony var.
Mamiju Area, Sulawesi Barat Prov., Sulawesi, Indonesia
14.1x 8.0x 3.7 cm

A nice cabinet sized specimen of "grape agate" from Indonesia.







CEC04 Cavansite
Wagholi, near Poona, Maharashtra State, India
5.5x 4.1x 2.4 cm
$68

A nice example of bright blue cavansite nicely positioned on its matrix.







CEC05 Calcite
Landelies, Montigny-le-Tilleul, Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium
8.0x 3.6x 3.6 cm
$68

A nice example of calcite form Belgium.  At least here in the US, these Belgian quarry minerals do not come up for sale often. Much like quarry specimens from the American Midwest, these are largely the domain of field collectors, and as such do not often make it to the international market. 









CEC06 Cuproastinite with Cobaltoaustinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
6.5x 4.7x 3.8 cm

A nice sample of rare cuproaustinite, with purple cobaltoaustinte.  There were only a small number of these samples recovered-- the overwhelming majority were yellow, and there were some that were just the green cuproaustinite variety.  A few pieces however had this interesting combination present. 







CEC07 Cassiterite on Fluorite
Weilasituo Ag-polymetallic deposit, Chifeng Pref., Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
7.5x 6.0x 2.6 cm
$86

An interesting example of cassiterite on fluorite, from the Weilasituo Ag-polymetallic deposit, an exciting new locality in China's Inner Mongolia region. This piece has 3 main crystals-- there is damage, but it wa sensual to see them so spaced out.  Usually the crystals were much more tightly packed.  What is more, the greenish matrix-- likely a mixture of fluorite and mica coating rock, adds a very interesting degree of contrast that is not seen on cassiterite samples from anywhere else. 









CEC08 Quartz var. Amethyst
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Chinang
16.6x 7.9x 3.0 cm
$125

A "pseudo Japanese law twin" from Huanggang-- while there have been quite a few Japanese law twins from the area, there have also been a quite a few examples that mimic them.  This one is *almost* a twin, but if you look closely you can see that the branch is not in the same plane.  Still quit nice, and doubly terminated, with a bit of hematite clinging on.   Priced at $250 in my show stock.







CEC09 Goosecreekite
Nasik Area, Maharashtra State, India
5.6x 5.2x 4.5 cm

A very nice example of one of the rarer zeolites fromt he Deccan traps. This one features a nice rounded cluster sitting nicely at the top of a vug lined by another unidentified mineral.









CEC10 Chrysocolla ps ????
Luputo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Prov., Democratic Republic of Congo
6.6x 4.5x 1.9 cm
$59

A nice example of this unusual pseudomorph material that started appearing a few years ago.  I don't think anyone definitively knows what the chrysocolla has pseudomorphed-- some say malachite, some say barite, some say another pseudomorph.  Whatever the case, this is a decent reference piece, with a couple clear crystals on a very thin matrix. 







CEC11 Quartz var. Amethyst
East Coleman Mine, Jessieville, Garland Co., Arkansas, United States
6.8x 1.6x 1.4 cm
$22

A very. very clear quartz crystal.  There is small chip on one side-- still, it's just unusual to see such sharp, clear pieces.... In Madagascar I can search through burlap sack after burlap sack full of quartz crystals, and not find a single piece as clear or sharp as these Arkansas examples.

I honestly don't understand the pricing of these things... sometimes you'll see one the same size for $100, sometimes it's cheaper.... sometimes it's some exorbitant amount and they are priced by the gram.... whatever the case, I like my price. 









CEC12 Quartz var. Amethyst
Nasik Area, Maharashtra State, India
5.1x 3.0x 2.8 cm
$56

A very nice example of slightly elongated amethyst crystals on a nicely contrasting basalt matrix, from a recent find in India.  Amethyst is not rare in the Deccan traps, but what is usually recovered rends to resemble to Brazilian material-- geodes lined with small, dark crystals.  The pieces from this find tend to be more well formed, and look less like random decorator pieces.







CEC13 Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Siderite
Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang, Bijie Pref., Guizhou Prov., China
7.1x5.5x 2.9 cm
$64

A nice example of tetrahedrite with chacloopyrite and siderite.  The majority of the specimens from this find were siderite/ chalcopyrite combinations, but a relatively smaller number of them had tetrahedrite associations as well.  This one has a nice grayish crystal positioned on the top edge of the specimen.







CEM38A17 Apophyllite
Nasik Area, Maharashtra State, India
9.6x 5.5x 3.0 cm
$58

A nice example of greenish apophyllite on matrix; the color is on the lighter side but the crystals are somewhat more transparent than what you usually see with these pseudocubic examples. 







CEC15 Heterogenite on Malachite
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga Prov., Democratic Republic of Congo
5.6x 3.9x 2.5 cm

A nice example of the unusual cobalt oxy-hydroxide heterogenite, on vividly colored malachite, from Congo. 







CEC16 Bournonite on Quartz
Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Boliviah
4.6x 2.3x 3.3 cm
$74

A nice example of well formed, lustrous bournonite "cogwheels" on a quartz matrix.  Not perfect, but quite nice for the price.











CEC17 Austinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
3.2x 2.8x 1.3 cm
$48

A nice example translucent yellow austinite, from the Ojuela Mine.  There is some edge damage (see white spots) but it remains an excellent and very rich reference specimen for the price. 







CECM6332 Chalcedony var.
Mamiju Area, Sulawesi Barat Prov., Sulawesi, Indonesia
10.2x 7.1x 4.1 cm
$68

A nice cluster of "grape agate" from Indonesia. It has slightly lighter color, but the form is interesting in that there is a cluster of orbs positioned on another more tightly packed cluster, almost making it look as if it were on matrix. 







CEC19 Wardite
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
3.2x 3.1x 3.2 cm
$39

A group of wardite crystals on matrix, from a remote part of far northwestern Canada.







CEC20 Adamite and Smithsonite
Kamariza Mines, Lavrion, Attica, Greece
4.2x 2.5x 2.1 cm
$58

A nice sample of lustrous smithsonite with minor adamite, from one of the oldest mining localities in the world.







CEC21 Malachite ps. Barite
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga Prov., Democratic Republic of Congo
4.4x 1.9x 1.3 cm
$60

A very nice example of malachite that has pseudomorphed barite, from Congo.  The original form and sharpness of the barite crystals are retained well, and you can still make out the spray-like structure from the side.







CEC22 Azurite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
4.3x 3.1x 1.3 cm
$78

A well crystalized example of azurite form Milpillas, quite cheap for what you are getting and actually remarkably free of damage. 







CEC23 Fluorapatite
Foote Mine, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, United States
3.6x 2.5x 1.2 cm
$68

A nice "toenail" sized sample of pink fluorapatite from North Carolina.  This one has some damage, but is exactly as the pictures show.  You rarely see these for sale , and when you do the prices tend to be in the hundreds of dollars, even for a piece of this size.







CEC24 Fluorite with Pyrrhotite
Weilasituo Ag-polymetallic deposit, Chifeng Pref., Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
5.7x 4.8x 3.5 cm

A reference sample of purple fluorite with an offset secondary generation of transparent fluorite and what appears to be some clay deposition in between the growths.  There is also aa bit of minor pyrrhotite present.  This comes from a recent find at the Weilasituo Ag-polymetallic deposit-- the same place that also produced the stunning cassiterite plates recently. There is damage, and one of the crystals is shared off.... still a decent reference for the price. 







CEC25 Pyrite
Maddem Lakko, Cassandra Mines, Aristotelis, Chalchidiki, Greece
4.7x 4.7x 3.6 cm
$56

A nice reference sample of pyrite from Greece.  If it were Peruvian I probably wouldn't even try to sell it, but for Greece, I would say this piece is quite sizable, well crystalized, and with a very good luster.  For what it is, it's pretty good... and try to find another one!







CEC26 Stilbite
Nasik Area, Maharashtra State, India
6.2x 4.2x 3.2 cm

A nice stilbite bowtie, on an additional bit of stilbite.  







CEC27 Fluorite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
9.0x 5.8x 3.0 cm

A nice example of purple fluorite on matrix, from the Ojuela Mine.  These fluorites are fluorescent, and turn reddish orange with the appropriate UV light. 







CEC28 Vanadinite on barite
Mibladen, Morocco
6.3x 4.4x 3.6 cm

A nice example or orangish red vanadinite, on matrix of blady barite.  The presence of dark manganese oxides on the (otherwise light) barite makes for an attractive bit of additional contrast.







CEC29 Apophyllite
Nasik Area, Maharashtra State, India
6.1x 6.0x 3.6 cm

A very beautiful apophyllite specimen-- the color is a bit light, but the formation is quite nice.  There is a single central crystal rising vertically, with numerous other radiating outward form its base.  It gives it a very floral, or medallion like appearance.







CEC30 Quartz var. Amethyst
Kingston Range, San Bernardino Co., California
9.3x 8.1x 3.2 cm
$78

A nice example of lightly colored amethyst from southeastern California.  Unusual locality.







CEC31 Gibbsite
Yunnan Prov., China
5.7x 3.7x 4.0 cm
$42

A rich example of botryoidal, light blue aggregates of this  aluminum hydroxide coating a dark matrix.







CEC32 Ilvaite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Chinang
8.2x 1.6x 3.0 cm
$76

A nice, doubly terminated ilvaite crystal from early finds at the Hunggang Mine.  The ilvaite from this mine redefined the standard for the species; this is a good example from the mine, and somewhat unusual in that it is  doubly terminated. 







CECM323XX Quartz ep. Calcite
Daye Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
8.1x 5.9x 5.1 cm
$88

A hollow cast of quartz after a calcite crystal.  Interesting and unusual piece.







CEC34 Shattuckite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
4.7x 3.4x 2.2 cm
$32

A reference sample of shattuckite from Milpillas.  This is far from perfect, but it does have some shattuckite orbs present. Decent reference piece for the price.







CEC35 Carrollite
Star of Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, D.R. Congo
5.2x 3.0x 3.4 cm
$38

A nice reference sample of carrollite from Congo (where else?) with a couple bright octahedrons on/ in matrix.  Not perfect, but a nice reference for the price. 







CEC36 Columbite
Mahaiza Area, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
3.8x 2.4x 2.7 cm
$58

A hefty columbite crystal, showing good faces and overall form, from the workings around Mahaiza in Madagascar.  Not perfect, but a very good reference for the price.







CEC37 Mimetite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.8x 5.5x 5.0 cm
$68

A nice example of mimetite from Ojuela, consisting of a vug richly lined with yellow crystals.







CEC38 Galena on Barite
Lompret, Hainault, Wallonia, Belgium
3.2x 2.7x 3.0 cm
$28

A dark galena crystal, frozen in a barite matrix. From an unusual locality, by American standards.  Like Midwestern quarry minerals here in the US, these things are primarily the domain of field collectors, and seldomly make it to the international market. 







CEC39 Quartz var. Amethyst
Chibuku Mine, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
4.8x 2.7x 2.6 cm
$38

A nice reference sample of a sceptered amethyst from Zimbabwe; you don't really see much from this country except maybe old eucalse specimens, diamonds, and more recently chrysoberyl.









CEC40 Quartz with Scheelite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Chinang
8.4x 4.8x 4.7 cm
$74

A nice cluster of quartz crystals from Inner Mongolia, there is a partial scheelite crystal near the center/ rear of the piece. Quite sculptural.









CEC41 Linarite with Celadonite
Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, United States
6.4x 5.0x .8 cm

A nice reference sample of linearity with celadonite, from the Reward Mine, a former gold-silver-lead-zinc-copper mine near the souther California- Nevada border.







CEC42 Cuproadamie
Lavrion, Attica, greece
10.8x 5.3x 4.1 cm
$76

A large and very rich example of cuproadamaite from one of the oldest mining localities in the world, literally in production for thousands of years. Oddly enough, you never really see many specimens from there, at least not in here in the United States. 







CEC43 Fluorite
Lavrion, Attica, greece
4.8x 3.3x 3.4 cm
$42

A very nice sample of fluorite from one of the oldest mining location in the world.  It is a bit odd-- as many thousands of years as this area has been mined, you really don't see many specimens these days.  Here is a nice example of fluorite from the mine. 







CEC44 Aurichalcite
Sounion Mines, Lavrion, Attica, Greece
5.4x 4.4x 1.0 cm
$34

A nice example of bright aurichalicte on a thin piece of matrix, from one of the oldest mining localities in the world.  Most of the aurichalcite you see comes from Mexico, this one is a bit more interesting.







CEC45 Marcasite
I-35, Temple, Texas, United States
4.6x 4.1x 3.6 cm
$54

A nice spherical cluster of marcasite crystals, form a very interesting locality.  This piece was discovered in 2017 during roadwork on the I-35 highway, just outside of Temple, Texas. 







CEC46 Barite
Sounion Mines, Lavrion, Attica, Greece
5.3x 3.5x 1.3 cm
$39

A nice example of lady barite from one of the oldest mining localities on the planet.







CEC47 Rhodochrosite
Maddem Lakko, Cassandra Mines, Aristotelis, Chalchidiki, Greece
4.6x 3.3x 2.1 cm
$54

A nice example of crystalized rhodochrosite from an unusual location-- Greece.







CEC48 Richterite with Sugilite
N'Chwaning III Mine, Kuruman, , Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
6.4x 2.5x 1.6 cm
$42

An interesting example of riichterite with sugilite from the Kalahari Mn Fields.







CECM61430 Spessartine Garnet
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
10.1x 8.5x 3.1 cm
$78

A rich example of a feldspar matrix totally covered with orange spessartine garnets, from the find made several years back.  The pricing on these things is a bit funny-- oddly enough, they are much more expensive in China than they are in the US.  I suppose the locality stopped producing, so they are considered rare old pieces there, while loads of it were exported to the US where they still remain reasonably obtainable....







CEC50 Apophyllite incl. Celadonite
Nasik Area, Maharashtra State, India
5.6x 3.3x 2.3 cm
$58

A beautifully sculptural example of apophyllite, with a dark green color provided by celadonite inclusions.  The main apophyllite cluster fans out nicely, and is perched on a group of smaller (also included) crystals.







CEC51 Djurleite on Chalcocite
Daye Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
3.2x 1.3x 1.0 cm
$56

A vert nice thumbnail sized example or iridescent djurleite on chalcocite, from China. 







CEC52 Cylindrite
Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
4.5x 3.4x 2.7 cm
$52

A very rich example of crylindrite, a rare lead, tin, iron, antimony sulfosalt from the type locality for the species.  Cylindrite is one of only a couple minerals that forms cylindrical crystals (hence the name)-- if my understanding is correct,  the crystallization proceeds around a vertical axis, leading to the rounded form.

This piece shows the form of the crystals particularly well.







CEC53 Bournonite
Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Boliviah
5.1x 3.5x 3.0 cm
$48

A nice example of bournonite from Bolivia, with a single lustrous crystal positioned nicely on matrix.  







CEC54 Chalcedony var
Mamiju Area, Sulawesi Barat Prov., Sulawesi, Indonesia
3.8x 2.9x 2.5 cm
$30

A nice example of "grape agate" from Indonesia, with rather good color.







CECM45508 Selenite
Las Salinas de Paracas, Pisco, Ica Dept., Peru
5.8x 4.9x 4.1 cm
$42

A nice reference sample of very transparent yellowish orange selenite, from Peru.  The transparency and clustering makes it a bit difficult to photograph.







CEC56 Galena, Seligmannite, Sphalerite on Quartz
Palomo Mine, Castrovirreyna Prov., Huancavelica Dept., Peru
7.1x 4.5x 3.0 cm
$62

A great example of rare seligmannite on galena, associated with minor sphalerite on quartz.  The galenas are very well crystalized for any Peruvian locality, and are sprinkled with hundreds of tiny seligmannites that give a slight sparkle to the piece.









CEC57 Arsenic
Plaka Mines, Lavrion, Attica, Greece
9.8x 5.6x 2.0 cm
$58

A layer of arsenic on matrix, from one of the oldest mining localities on the planet.  I am not sure what the yellowish orbs are--if I had to guess though, I'd say arseniosiderite. 







CEC58 Cuproadamite on Limonite Stalactite
Christiana Mine, Lavrion, Greece
7.9x 1.8x 1.3 cm

A very nice example of green cuproadamtite coating a goethite stalactite-- there is some speculation that these stalactites are actually pseudomorphs after gypsum.  All in all, a rather nice specimen form one of the oldest mining localities on the planet. 







CEC59 Barite
Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, United States
7.4x 6.0x 7.4 cm
$56

*REPAIRED*

A nice, but repaired sample of barite from Elk Creek.  The price obviously takes this repair into account-- it's still a decent reference with a freestanding crystal from what has to be the most sought after of US barite localities.










CEC60 Calcite
Lavrion, Greece
5.6x 5.5x 3.7 cm

A nice example of calcite from one of the oldest mining localities on earth.







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