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CMM63 Beryl var. Aquamarine
Huya Village, Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan Prov., China
6.0x 3.8x 4.2 cm
$66

A decent reference example of lightly colored aquamarine crystals on matrix, with the tabular habit that is characteristic of this location. Not perfect. 







CMM62 Apophyllite
Daye Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
5.4x 4.4x 3.7 cm
$64

A nice example of light yellowish apophyllite from the Daye Mine. Quite a nice reference for the locality, you tend to see it as an accessory with other things like hubeiite or amethyst, but it  tends to be one of the more overlooked species from the locality. 







CMM61 Stibnite
Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
12.4x 1.6x 0.8 cm
$82

A nice example of stibnite from a recent find, all crystals are terminated 







CMM60 Boulangerite with Pyrite
Noche Buena Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico
8.4x 6.8x 3.6 cm
$68

A rich (and I'm guessing somewhat older) example of bright, metallic boulangerite hairs on a matrix consisting of pyrite and other minerals. 







CMM01 Dioptase
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
5.3x 4.1x 1.9 cm
$86

A beautiful example of lustrous dioptase crystals on matrix, from the Ntola Mine. 







CMM02 Veszelyite
Kunming District, Yunnan Prov., China
6.9x 3.7x 2.4 cm
$98

A nice reference sample of veszelyite from a recent find in southwestern China. 







CMM03 Sphalerite
Shuikoushan Mine, Hunan Prov., China
12.8x 9.0x 5.3 cm
$76

A nice example of orange-red sphalerite crystals scattered on a quartz covered matrix, with calcite.  Not perfect, but a good reference example of this material-- because of the reddish color of the matrix, and the red-orange color of the sphalerite, the sphalerite crystals get a little lost in the images, but in person there is more luster to help them stand out just a bit more. 







CMM04 Pyrite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
7.4x 5.4x 2.5 cm
$58

A beautiful cluster of lustrous, cubic pyrite crystals from Peru. 







CMM06 Siderite and Chalcopyrite
Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang, Bijie Pref., Guizhou Prov., China
5.8x 4.8x 2.7 cm
$58

A nice example of lustrous, brassy chalcopyrite crystals on brown blades of siderite, from finds made several years ago in southwestern China. 







CMM07 Corundum var. Sapphire
Zazafotsy, Ihosy, Ihorombe Region, Madagascar
11.5x 3.7x 7.6 cm

A nice reference sample (at what I consider to be a particularly good price!) of lustrous sapphire on matrix,  from finds made several years ago in Madagascar. 







CMM08 Galena with Sphalerite
Tri-State Lead Zinc District, Oklahoma, United States
4,,8x 3.6x 2.8 cm

A beautiful example of galena with tiny red crystals of "ruby jack" sphalerite, on a chert matrix. Galena is not rare, but these old (all date before the mid 1960's) examples from the Tri-State district are by far my favorites-- the sharp edges, clean faces, and relatively "not busy" chert matrixes really set them apart from the modern Viburnum pieces, or for that matter, examples found pretty much anywhere else in the world, since then. 







CMM09 Azurite
Anhui Prov., China
6.7x 5.0x 4.0 cm
$82

A very nice, slightly geode-shaped example of azurite from recent finds in China's Anhui Province. These are not new, but recently the quality has been somewhat better-- in this case the luster and overall form are particularly pleasing. 







CMM10 Apophyllite with Heulandite
Nasik Area, Maharashtra State, India
5.8x 4.0x 3.2 cm

A beautiful example of apophyllite siting on a bit of matrix.  The luster on the specimens from this pocket was particularly good, and the minute heualandite inclusions near the base impart a nice pinkish hue.







CMM11 Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Mt. Ibity, Antsirabe 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
3.7x 2.1x 1.4 cm
$64

A nice example of bicolored tourmaline on matrix, from Madagascar







CMM12 Quartz
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
12.0x 6.5x 7.4 cm
$88

A beautiful cluster of slightly sceptered quartz crystals from finds made several years ago in Inner Mongolia. 







CMM13 Quartz, Calcite with Magnetite Epidote
Dashkesan, Azerbaijan
7.8x 5.3x 3.8 cm
$96

A nice example of calcite, with magnetite epidote and quartz from an unusual locality in Azerbaijan. 







CMM15 Molybdenite
Taehwa Mine, Neungam-ri, Chungju City, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
3.0x 2.7x 1.3 cm
$96

A nice reference example of molybdenite from South Korea. The mine is closed and the area was reclaimed long ago. 







CMM16 Calcite, Magnetite with Epidote
Dashkesan, Azerbaijan
6.7x 4.6x 2.9 cm

A nice reference example of dark, lustrous magnetite with green epidote and calcite, from Azerbaijan. 







CMM17 Molybdenite
Taehwa Mine, Neungam-ri, Chungju City, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
5.2x 4.2x 2.0 cm
$88

Multiple molybdenite crystals on matrix, from South Korea.  This mine is now closed an reclaimed. 







CMM18 Quartz
Taehwa Mine, Neungam-ri, Chungju City, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
5.1x 3.7x 3.6 cm
$68

A nice old example of quartz crystals from South Korea.  This mine is best known for its scheelite, ferberite, and molybdenite. 







CMM19 Quartz on Dioptase
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
5.2x 4.8x 4.1 cm
$84

An interesting example of quartz on dioptase.  There is crystalline dioptase just below the quartz, and there are bands of massive green dioptase in the matrix below.







CMM20 Cassiterite
Weilasituo Ag-polymetallic deposit, Chifeng Pref., Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
4.9x 4.1x 3.2 cm
$58

A nice example of lustrous cassiterite crystals from a newer locality in Inner Mongolia. 







CMM21 Shattuckite with Quartz
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
6.5x 4.1x 2.0 cm
$62

A nice example of quartz over a layer of blue shattuckite, from recent finds in the Republic of Congo. 







CMM22 Pyromorphite on Dioptase
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
5.4x 4.0x 3.8 cm
$64

Not the prettiest thing, but a very very unusual association-- there are small crystals (
"blebs" might be more accurate) of green pyromorphite on a matrix of massive/ microcrystalline dioptase. 







CMM23 Rhodochrosite
Ushkatyn deposits, Zhayrem, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan
5.3x 3.6x 2.7 cm
$82

An old botryoidal rhodochrosite from Kazakhstan. Slightly undersaturated color, but a great reference specimen of material that has become quite hard to come by!







CMM24 Austinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.3x 4.5x 1.7 cm
$58

A nice example of yellow austinite on matrix, from a major find made around 3 years ago. 







CMM25 Aragonite
Helmand Prov., Afghanistan
6.3x 3.5x 3.1 cm
$68

A nice example of botryoidal blue aragonite from recent finds in Afghanistan. 







CMM26 Titanium (Lab Grown)
Unknown
7.5x 2.0x 1.8 cm
$88

Not what I usually offer, but very interesting nonetheless-- this is an old "crystal bar" of titanium likely grown by the Van Arkel-deBoer process, which was later replaced by the Kroll process. The latter results in a sort of metallic sponge that gets melted and cast into ingots, so these crystal bars are now a thing of the past. 







CMM27 Hemimorphite
Mpala Banda, near Mfouai, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
7.6x 3.9x 3.6 cm
$69

A vivid blue example of hemimorphite on matrix, from recent finds in the Republic of Congo. 







CMM28 Austinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
9.9x 6.0x 4.0 cm
$88

A cabinet sized example of yellow austinite on matrix. This comes from a significant find of the species made approximately 3 years ago. 







CMM29 Copper ps. Aragonite
Corocoro, Pacajes Prov., La Paz Dept., Bolivia
2.8x 2.5x 2.2 cm
$52

A somewhat spherical aggregate of hexagonal aragonite crystals, that have pseudomorphed into copper. Classic Bolivian material!







CMM30 Acanthite
Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco
3.8x 3.1x 2.4 cm
$72

A nice example of acanthite crystals from Morocco 







CMM31 Calcite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
10.8x 8.7x 5.8 cm

A good example of calcite from the Huanzala Mine, best known for its pyrite.  This piece comes from a find made several years ago. 







CMM32 Clinoclase
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, United States
3.6x 1.2x 2.8 cm
$44

A nice reference sample of blue clinoclase from Nevada.  You will pretty much only see these from the UK, or Nevada-- and if it is fro the UK, you can expect to pay hundreds of dollars. 







CMM33 Samarskite
Ambatofotsikely pegmatite, Fidirana Commune, Betafo Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
3.5x 34x 1.0 cm

A good example of rare earth bearing (and radioactive) samarskite from Madagascar.  The outside has a thin brown coating of alteration products, but the inside is solid crystalline samarskite. 







CMM34 Schorl Touraline
Pyonggang-Gun Kangwon Do, North Korea
2.6x 2.5x 1.8 cm
$88

A very hard to find thumbnail-sized example of tourmaline from North Korea.  This is very old-- pretty much any North Korean specimen you see on the market was collected during the time that the country was under Japanese control, prior to WW2. 







CMM35 Cylindrite
Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
3.3x 2.4x 4.1 cm
$56

An excellent example of cylindrite, with numerous elongated crystals frozen in a sulfide matrix.







CMM36 Sphalerite
Shuikoushan Mine, Hunan Prov., China
9.0x 5.1x 4.0 cm
$68

A nice example of sphalerite on matrix with calcite, from the Shuikoushan Mine. This one has a single, nicely positioned (and relatively clean, by the standards of this mine) crystal on matrix with calcite and etched galena. 







CMM37 Cassiterite
Weilasituo Ag-polymetallic deposit, Chifeng Pref., Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
3.9x 1.9x 2.1 cm
$44

A nice example of cassiterite on a bit of matrix that seems to be colored very lightly green thanks to fluorite. This comes from finds made approximately 3 years ago at a relatively new location in Inner Mongolia. 







CMM38 Chalcedony var
Mamiju Area, Sulawesi Barat Prov., Sulawesi, Indonesia
7.1x 4.6x 4.2 cm
$56

A very nice example of grape agate from Indonesia.  I buy this stuff in bulk, pick the best few to offer on the website and the rest gets wholesaled.  Of the several pieces I select, the big ones end up in the full price galleries, and the smaller ones end up here.  I generally try to pick the ones with better color, form and luster to post on the website... it seems odd, but when you see a lot of this you start to realize there are a few different grades.







CMM39 Clinozoisite
Angelina III Mine, Pisco Prov., Ica Dept., Peru
6.1x 3.3x 2.1 cm
$39

A nice example of clinozoisite from a small find made a few years back at the Angelina III mine, best known for its epidotes. 







CMM40 Apatite on Quartz
Panasquieira, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
9.2x 5.8x 2.6 cm
$38

A nice reference example of quartz with light purple apatite crystals scattered about, from Panasqueira. Saw marks on the reverse. 







CMM41 Chamosite ps. Almandine Garnet
Michigamme Mine, Marquette Iron Range, Iron Co., Michigan, United States
3.3x 3.0x 2.4 cm
$48

A very sharp pseudomorph of chamosite after almandine garnet, positioned very aesthetically on matrix.  There is no damage.

There pseudomorphs turn up with reasonable frequency at small venues in Michigan, though I have hardly seem them available at larger shows.  Classic US material-- perhaps not the flashiest, but definitely interesting.








CMM42 Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia.
Llallagua
4.8x 4.2x 1.8 cm

A nice miniature sized example of sharp ferberite crystals with arsenopyrite, from recent discoveries in the Llallagua area. 







CMM43 Arsenic
Quiruvilca Dist., Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
8.7x 6.1x 2.7 cm
$88

A nice example of native arsenic from finds made several years back at the Quiruvilca Mine, in Peru. 







CMM44 Hematite on Quartz
Jinlong Hill, Guangdong Prov., China
8.2x 7.0x 5.0 cm
$68

A nice example of blady hematite rosettes with quartz, from southeastern China. 







CMM45 Calcite
Berry Materials Corp. Quarry (North Vernon Plant), North Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana
4.2x 3.1x 2.4 cm
$39

A nice example of calcite from the Berry Materials Quarry in Indiana.  The calcite crystals display the typical rounded shape of examples from this locality. 







CMM46 Hematite on Quartz
Dongwu Qi, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
12.7x 5.1x 2.3 cm
$68

A nice cluster of quartz crystals with a bit of hematite, from DongWu Qi in Inner Mongolia.  This one is a bit unusual because the quartz crystals retain much of their transparency.  Usually  the crystals are naturally etched in such a way that leaves them white and mostly opaque. 







CMM47 Orpiment
Quiruvilca Dist., Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
10.6x 8.2x 5.8 cm

A large, rich, and bright orange example of orpiment from finds made several years ago at the Quruvilca Mine. Not perfect, but again, quite sizable and rich for the price. 









CMM48 Ferronigerite-2N1S
Uis pegmatites, Uis, Damaraland District, Kunene Region, Namibia
5.6x 5.1x 2.3 cm

A small hexagonal crystal of nigerite on matrix, from pretty much the only locality that produces specimens. 







CMM49 Diamond
West Africa
0.4x 0.38x 0.39 cm

A brown diamond crystal from west Africa, a decent (and affordable!)  little reference. 







CMM50 Quartz incl. Chlorite
Val Guiv, St. Gotthard, Switzerland
6.5x 6.3x 1.8 cm
$58

A nice example of quartz with green inclusions of chlorite, from the Austrian Alps. 







CMM51 Epidote
Angelina III Mine, Pisco Prov., Ica Dept., Peru
12.5x 9.5x 5.3 cm
$88

A cabinet sized specimen of epidote on matrix, from Peru. 







CMM52 Chrysoberyl
Tsitondroina, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
5.5x 4.4x 1.9 cm
$48

A nice example of a dingle (not twinned!) chrysoberyl crystal on matrix, from Madagascar.







CMM53 Calcite
Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
6.0x 4.8x 3.1 cm
$52

A nice example of a colorless calcite crystal on matrix, from the Daye Mine. 









CMM54 Millerite
Halls Gap, Kentucky United States
7.3x 4.8x 2.2 cm
$73

A nice, decently rich example of millerite crystals in a vug, from Kentucky. 







CMM55 Ferberite
TaehwaMine, Neungam-ri, Chungju City, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
4.6x 3.1x 2.1 cm
$78

A nice (old!) sample of ferberite from South Korea. 







CMM56 Benstonite on Calcite
Hardin Co., Illinois, United States
6.2x 4.9x 3.4 cm
$56

A nice sample of rare bentonite on calcite, from the southern Illinois flourspar district.  The fluorite from this area gets all the attention, but the mines also produced exceptional examples of rare carbonate minerals-- this was one of the harder to find species. 







CMM57 Minyulite
Humboldt Range, Pershing Co., Nevada, United States
5.0x 2.3x 3.4 cm
$38

A nice sample of this rare potassium, aluminum bearing phosphate from Nevada. 







CMM58 Cuproaustinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
4.8x 2.7x 2.4 cm
$46

A nice reference sample of particularly green cuproaustinite from recent finds at the Ojuela Mine. Most of what came out during the recent finds was yellow.







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