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CCG01 Quartz (Enhydro!)
Mahaiza Commune, Betafo Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
14.0x 7.8x 3.1 cm
$135

A cabinet sized quartz scepter, with a decently sized, horizontal enhydro at the base of the termination.  The movement of the bubble  from side to side is very clear when the piece is rotated.







CCG02 Amazonite
Colorado, United States
8.5x 5.9x 5.2 cm
$72

A large blocky microcline crystal from Colorado.  This is an older piece.









CCG03 Pyrite
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Pref., Hunan Prov., China
15.2x 9.4x 4.3 cm
$72

A nice sample of pyrite from the Shangbao Mine,.  While this locality is best known among specimen collectors for it's fluorite, it produces tungsten, tin, and was for a while mined primarily for pyrite, to recover iron.







CCG04 Smithsonite
Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
4.0x 3.6x 1.4 cm
$82

A nice specimen of bright blue smithsonite from the Kelly Mine.  A price 2-3 times the asking would not be undreasonable these days.







CCG05 Quartz "Herkimer Diamond"
Herkimer Co., New York, USA
8.2x 6.1x 4.2 cm
$72

A few "Herkimer Diamonds" on matrix, from New York.  There is some damage, but it displays exactly as shown.









CCG06 Pyrite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
17.0x 10.7x 6.0 cm
$115

A large cabinet specimen of lustrous pyrite.  Big and heavy, so please consider that if you are ordering from outside the US.







CCG07 Topaz
Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan
6.1x 4.2x 4.6 cm
$94

A lightly colored cluster of Topaz crystals from Pakistan, with a bit of associated tourmaline.  Listed for $165 elsewhere on the site.











CCG09 Calcite
Ontario, Canada
7.4x 4.2x 4.5 cm
$68

A sharp orange calcite scalenohedron on matrix, from Canada.  It almost looks like something from Elmwood.









CCG10 Copper
Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, United States
5.0x 3.8x 2.7 cm
$58

A group of elongated copper crystals, nicely positioned on their matrix, from Michigan's Upper Penninsula.







CCG11 Fluorite on Muscovite
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan Prov.,, China
9.7x 7.3x 3.7 cm
$58

A group of purple fluorite cubes on a muscovite matrix.  Reference sample.







CCG16 Chalcedony ep. Calcite
Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.0x 4.4x 2.4 cm
$68

A very neat specimen, consisting of a calcite crystal that has been replaced by agate.  You can very clearly see the outline of the calcite, but when you look at it fromt he bottom, it quickly becomes apparent that the piece is actually a hollow cast composed of banded agate.







CCG18 Malachite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
8.5x 5.1x 3.3 cm
$76

A specimen of primary maclachite on matrix, from the Milpillas Mine.







CCG19 Orpiment with Barite
Quiruvilca Dist., Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
9.7x 5.8x 2.5 cm
$88

A nice sample of barite with orpiment, from a find mm ade a few years back at the Quiruvilca mine.  This has been sprayed with a UV absorber to protect the orpiment.  Some scuffing, but exactly as shown.







CCG21 Copper
White Pine Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, United States
9.0x 4.2x 0.2 cm
$46

A specimen of sharp, flattened, arborescent copper crystals from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  These flat growths are the typical habit of coppers from the White Pine Mine.







CCG22 Fluorite on Quartz
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
5.2x 3.0x 2.9 cm
$42

A cube of green fluorite on quartz, from a find made a couple eyars ago at the Huanggang Mine.  There is a bit of edge wear, but the piece is exactly as shown.







CCG23 Azurite with Malacite
Khanong open pit, Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhet Province, Laos
8.2x 5.3x 4.2 cm
$110

A nice example of azurite from recent finds in Laos.  Pretty good for the price!







CCG24 Calcite
Pugh Quarry, Custar, Ohio, United States
11.6x 6.3x 6.0 cm
$66

A cabinet sized sample of calcite, from the Pugh quarry, in Ohio.  For some reason, with the exception of pieces from Elmwood and the Illinois Flourspar mines, calcites from the central part of the US are not usually seen at the larger international shows.  They are pretty good examples of the species however, and the many quarries have produced an interesting array of different habits over the years.







CCG25 Galena, Tetrahedrite with Sphalerite
Quiruvilca Dist., Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
4.9x 4.8x 2.2 cm
$54

A nice Peruvian sulfide sample, consisting of tetrahedrite with sphalerite and galena, and a small quatz cluster. Listed elsewhere on the site as PRU18 for $135.







CCG26 Hubnerite on Quartz
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Sanchez Carrion Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
6.1x 5.1x 4.1 cm
$58

A number of blocky hubnerite crystals on a cluster of quartz, from recent mining at the Mundo Nuevo Mine.









CCG27 Alabandite
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru
5.6x 5.0x 3.0 cm
$64

A nice sample of alabandite from finds made a few years back at the Uchucchacua Mine, best known for its rhodochrosites, silvers, and silver sulfosalts.







CCG28 Plumbogummite ps. Pyromorphite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin area, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Central South Region, China
5.8x 4.2x 4.0 cm
$120

A nice sample from this now played out find, featuring a large hoppered crystal and a number of smaller ones.  Very interesting material, from what I would consider to be one of the more significant Chinese finds of the last 2 years.  Very cheap too, for what it is.







CCG30 Cerussite
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
3.1x 2.7x 3.3 cm
$68

A sample of reticulate cerussite from the Tsumeb Mine.









CCG31 Apatite
Mogok Township, Myanmar (Burma)
5.0x 3.2x 2.3 cm
$72

An interesting cluster of elongated apatites, from a small find in the Mogok area.







CCG32 Brazilianite
Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2.5x 2.4x 1.3 cm
$58

A nice terminated brazilianite crystal from Linopolis.







CCG33 Fluorite
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Pref., Hunan Prov., China
8.8x 7.0x 4.6 cm
$84

A cabinet sized reference sample of fluorite from the Shangbao Mine.  It is composed of a number of clustered cubo-octahedrons with stepped faces (the habit that this mine is best known for.)  









CCG34 Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Mt Ibity, Antsirabé 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
4.3x 3.7x 2.0 cm
$64

A terminated green toumaline on a bit of albite, from Madagascar.









CCG35 Quartz incl. Actinolite and Iron Oxide
Mahaiza Area, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
9.1x 2.1x 2.1 cm
$64

A double terminated quartz crystal, with a small internal patch of red white and green (I'm guessing from actinolite and iron oxide.)









CCG36 Quartz incl. Hedenbergite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
4.6x 3.4x 4.8 cm
$46

A sample of hedenbergite included quartz, from minds made around 4 years ago at the Huanggang Mine.







CCG37 Orpiment with Barite
Quiruvilca Dist., Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
11.1x 5.8x 3.3 cm
$92

A cabinet sized sample of barite with orpiment, from a find made several years ago.  There is damage to the barite and some scuffing, but it is exactly as shown in the pictures.







CCG38 Witherite
Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock Dist., Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
7.8x 4.6x 3.4 cm
$84

A rather large witherite crystal showing good form, from the Illinous Flourspar District. The crystal is partially overgrown with microscopic fluorite, and has a couple yellowish calcites perched near the top of the main crystal.

Although the mines in this area are best known for fluorite, they also produced a number of exceptional carbonate minerals-- witherite, strontianite and benstonite, to name a few.  

The last mine in the area closed in 1994.








CCG39 Franklinite
Franklin, New Jersey, United States
7.2x 6.7x 3.2 cm
$68

A specimen of franklinite on matrix, from Franklin, New Jersey.







CCG40 Beryl var. Aquamarine
Central Madagascar
3.7x 09x 0.7 cm
$56

A nice sample of light blue aquamarine from central Madagascar.







CCG41 Fresnoite
Junnila mine, New Idria District, San Benito Co., California, USA
4.0x 3.5x 2.2 cm
$66

A reference sample of this exceedingly rare barium titanium sillicate from California.  The crystal is small, but at least you can say you have some in your collection....







CCG42 Calcite with Sphalerite
Pachapaqui Mine, Bolognesi Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru
5.8x 5.2x 3.7 cm
$68

A specimen of prismatic calcite crystals with sphalerite, from Peru. Listed elsewhere on the site as PRU6 for $175.







CCG43 Afghanite
Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
5.2x 3.6x 2.7 cm
$74

A sample of afghanite, featuring a terminated crystal nicely centered on its matrix.  The front of the crystal is sheared, so it's cheap-- a perfect example would be 4-5 times the price.







CCG44 Anorpiment
Palomo Mine, Castrovirreina Prov., Huancavelica Dept., Peru
4.0x 2.2x 2.1 cm
$62

A good example of anorpiment, an arsenic sulfide approved as a new species in 2011.







CCG45 Rhodochrosite
Ushkatyn deposits, Zhayrem, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan
2.8x 2.5x 2.1 cm
$46

A nice "toenail" sized sample of this unusually formed rhodochrosite from Kazakhstan.







CCG46 Hubnerite on Quartz
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Sanchez Carrion Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
5.3x 5.0x 4.4 cm
$68

A sample of blocky hubnerite crystals on quartz, from Mundo Nuevo.









CCG47 Andradite Garnet
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
5.7x 4.2x 2.7 cm
$54

A nice sample of green andradite from finds made over the last several years at the Huanggang Mine.







CCG48 Copper
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
5.2x 5.0x 0.2 cm
$54

A nice sample of copper from the Milpillas Mine, best known for its azurites.







CCG49 Orpiment
Palomo Mine, Castrovirreina Prov., Huancavelica Dept., Peru
6.4x 4.5x 5.4 cm
$68

A nice sample of botryoidal orpiment from the Palomo Mine.  This mine is best known for the realgars it has produced over the last few years, though is also a source of other arsenic minerals including seligmannite, orpiment, and anorpiment, which was discovered there and approved in 2011.







CCG50 Calcite on Quartz
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Marmures Co., Romania
5.1x 3.7x 2.7 cm
$58

A nice sample with a couple radial calcite clusters on a cluster of quartz crystals.  A nice sample from mines that are now closed.







CCG52 Fluorite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
11.5x 5.3x 5.3 cm
$62

A sample of fluorite from Huanggang, with numerous colorless crystals covering a calcite matrix.









CCG53 Fluorite with Manganocalcite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
10.6x 6.5x 5.8 cm
$135

A nice sample of pale fluorite with manganocalcite, from the Huanggang Mine.







CCG53 Sphalerite on Dolomite
Tri-state District, Oklahoma, United States (pre-1967)
6.5x 5.1x 1.6 cm
$38

A sample of sphalerite crystals on dolomite, from the long closed mines of the Tri-State district, one one of the country's major sources of lead.







CCG54 Calcite
Pugh Quarry, Custar, Ohio, United States
5.0x 4.7x 2.8 cm
$42

A nice sample of orange calcite on matrix, from Ohio.







CCG55 Monazite
Ambatofotsikely pegmatite, Fidirana Commune, Betafo Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
4.4x 2.9x 3.1 cm
$76

An interesting sample of Malagasy monazite, with crystals of something else (possibly a feldspar?) attached.







CCG56 Quartz (Japan Law Twin)
Andilamena, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Taomasina Prov., Madagascar
2.8x 2.4x 0.5 cm

A nice thumbnail sized sample of Japan law twinned quartz from Madagascar.







CCG57 Ixiolite- (Sc)
Namivu Pegmatite, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province, Mozambique
1.3x 1.15x 0.7 vm
$46

A hemispherical thumbnail of this rare tantalum-niobium bearing mineral, from the pegmatites of Mozambique. 







CCG58 Tourmaline var. Elbaite
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, United States
1.7x 0.9x 0.7 cm
$46

A nicely terminted, bicolored tourmaline from the Himalaya Mine.







CCG59 Genthelvite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
1.6x 1.5x 0.8 cm
$39

A nice crystal of genthelvite on matrix, from the last several years of mining at the Huanggang Mine.  Incomplete on th eback, but displays well from the front.







CCG60 Autunite
Daybreak Mine, Spokane Co., Washington, United States
2.0x 1.4x 0.5 cm
$18

A thumbnail sized sample of autunite from the DayBreak Mine.  Stabilized with white glue.







CCG62 Thorite
Mogok, Myanmar (Burma)
1.9x 0.6x 0.4 cm
$18

A small sample of this thorium sillicate, from Mogok-- most of the pieces I have had in the past have been Canadian.







CCG63 Betafite
Betafo Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
1.6x 1.0x 0.7 cm
$26

A nice sample of betafite, from the type locality in Madagascar.









CCG64 Pyromorphite
Chenelette, Beaujeau, Rhone-Alpes, France
2.9x 2.7x 1.7cm
$56

A nice sample of pyromorphite from one of the more obscure French localities-- virtually all the French pyromorphite you see these days are old pieces from Les Farges, with a few exceptions from St. Salvy and Asprierres.







CCG65 Cerussite
Mibladen Mining District, Midelt, Khenifra Prov, Meknes, Morocco
2.7x 15c 1.8 cm
$39

A nice thumbnail sized sample of cerussite, from Morocco.







CCG66 Beryl var. Aquamarine with Kesterite
Huya Village, Mt. Xuebaoding, Sichuan Prov., China
1.9x 1.7x 1.7 cm
$34

A nice little thumbnail, with a nearly colorless aquamarine crystal sharing its matrix with a small green kesterite.  Unlike most other localities, the aquamarines from Mt. Xuebaoding are often tabular, something that makes them easily distinguishable from pieces from other localities.







CCG67 Millerite in Calcite
Mahaiza Area, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
2.5x 1.8x 0.5 cm
$18

An interesting (and old) specimen of calcite included with millerite, this one in the form of a cleavage fragment, from the Keokuk area of Iowa.







CXX01 Tourmaline
Mt Ibity, Antsirabé 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
9.0x 7.0x 6.8 cm
$110

A cabinet sample of tourmalines from Madagascar.  I have no idea which member of the tourmaline group these belong to (though they are definitely not schorl-- there is a bit of a green undertone near fractures.)  There is damage, but this is just meant as an reference sample of material you usually don't see.









CXX01B Hubnerite on Quartz
Pasto Bueno, Pallasca Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru
10.0x 9.4x 4.9 cm

A nice sample of hubnetite on a quartz matrix, from finds made a couple years back in Peru.  









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