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CVV01 Rhodochrosite
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Lima Dept., Peru
7.0x 2.5x 4.4 cm
$82

A nice example of reddish pink rhodochrosite crystals from Peru.







CVV03 Calcite
Daye Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
8.4x 5.3x 3.0 cm

A nice sample of calcite with reddish iron oxide inclusions, from recent finds near Daye, China.







CVV04 Pyromorphite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
3.6x 1.5x 1.5 cm
$76

A nicely sized hopper crystal of light green pyromorphite from China. 







CVV05 Fluorite and Quartz
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
10.5x 7.5x 4.1 cm
$98

A nice example of green fluorite on matrix with quartz, from he Xiayang Mine in Fujian Province.  Couple broken crystals in the cluster.







CVV06 Barite on Fluorite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, United States
6.1x 5.0x 3.4 cm
$78

A nice example of a barite "snowball" on a matrix of crystalline purple fluorite, from the famous Elmwood Mine. 







CVV07 Mimetite
Santa Eualia, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.1x 4.2x 2.2 cm
$56

A nice example of yellow mimetite from Santa Eualia, Mexico.







CVV08 Ferberite with Quartz
Kami Mine, Ayopaya Prov., Cochabamba Dept., Bolivia
8.0x 4.3x 6.2 cm
$88

A nice reference sample of lustrous ferberite with quartz, from recent discoveries in Bolivia. 









CVV09 Sphalerite and Quartz
Madan Mine, Rhodope Mtns., Smolyan Prov., Bulgaria
11.2x 7.8x 4.0 cm
$88

A cabinet sized example of spiky quartz with sphalerite, from Bulgaria.  It has an old North Star Minerals label dating it to approximately 2006.







CVV10 Plumbogummite ps. Pyromorphite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
4.9x 4.3x 2.8 cm
$88

A nice reference cluster of pyromorphite pseudomorphing to plumbogummite, from southern China.







CVV11 Stibnite
Wuling Mine, Qingjiang, Wuling Co., Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
11.1x 3.5x 1.5 cm
$82

A nice cluster of bright stibnite crystals from finds made within the last several months at the Wuling Mine in China's Jiangxi Province.







CVV12 Stibnite
Wuling Mine, Qingjiang, Wuling Co., Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
6.1x 4.1x 2.3 cm
$74

A nice cluster of bright stibnite crystals from finds made within the last several months at the Wuling Mine in China's Jiangxi Province.







CVV13 Bournonite
Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Boliviah
2.8x 1.9x 1.8 cm
$68

A nice thumbnail sized example of bright bournonite form recent finds in Bolivia.







CVV14 Copper in Calcite
Quincy Mine, Hancock, Houghton Co., Michigan, United States
2.3x 1.6x 1.9 cm
$72

A nice thumbnail sized reference specimen of copper in calcite from the Quincy Mine.  Not perfect, but a good reference for the price. 







CVV15 Fluorite
Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States
8.4x 7.5x 3.8 cm
$86

An example of brown fluorite from finds made around 2016-2017 at the White Rock Quarry, in Ohio. 







CVV16 Fluorite
Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States
11.5x 6.2x 3.8 cm
$86

An example of brown fluorite from finds made around 2016-2017 at the White Rock Quarry, in Ohio. 







CVV17 Chrysocolla with Quartz
Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department, Perur
4.8x 3.8x 3.1 cm
$38

A vivid blue-green example of quartz drusy over chrysocolla, from Peru.







CVV18 Bournonite
Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Boliviah
6.7x 6.6x 3.2 cm
$68

A nice reference example of a lustrous bournonite crystal on matrix, from recent finds in Bolivia.







CVV19 Pyrite
Sylvania, Ohio, United States
7.8x 6.4x 4.8 cm
$62

An unusual pyrite specimen from Ohio, consisting of a pug in a sedimentary matrix full of pyritohedrons. 







CVV20 Hemimorphite
Boko Songho-Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
6.3x 3.7x 5.0 cm
$44

A vivid blue layer of hemimorphite on matrix, from the Republic of Congo.







CVV21 Titanite
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.3x 1.9x 1.3 cm
$48

An unusual titanite crystal that seems to be a double twin-- it has the usual twinning plane along the top edge, though there seems to be another one diagonal across the side as well. My lack of crystallography knowledge is painfully obvious in this description.... either way, a nice titanite even.







CVV22 Chrysocolla
North Star Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, United States
7.0x 5.7x 3.7 cm

A nice example of chrysocolla hemispheres on matrix, from Arizona. 







CVV23 Fluorite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, United States
8.0x 5.8x 3.4 cm
$68

Numerous purple fluorite cubes on matrix, from the famous Elmwood Mine, in Tennessee. 







CVV24 Rhodochrosite
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Lima Dept., Peru
8.1x 5.3x 3.6 cm

A sample of rhodochrosite from finds made around 10 years ago at the Uchucchacua Mine.  This piece has hundreds of small, deep red crystals scattered around and lining a vug in a dark manganese rich matrix. 







CVV25 Cassiterite on Fluorite
Weilasituo Ag-polymetallic deposit, Chifeng Pref., Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
5.7x 5.1x 3.0 cm
$68

An unusual combination specimen of cassiterite on a matrix covered with light green fluorites, from recent discoveries in Inner Mongolia. 







CVV26 Andradite Garnet var Demantoid
Antetezambato, Ambanja Dist., Diana Region, Antsiranana Prov., Madagascar
10.3x 8.7x 2.6 cm
$78

A specimen of brownish andradite garnets, from the famous mangrove swamp discovery at the very northern tip of Madagascar nearly 10 years ago.







CVV27 Fluorite on Barite
Emilio Mine, Asurias, Spain
5.7x 4.3x 3.0 cm
$66

A very clear (almost hard to see) fluorite on a matrix of blade barite, from 90's finds at the Emilio Mine in Spain. 







CVV28 Lazurite
Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
5.3x 5.0x 3.0 cm
$82

A couple well-exposed crystal of lazurite, one partial and the other mostly complete, on  a marble matrix.  


The mines at Sar-e-Sang have been producing for over 6,000 years.  They supplied the lapis that adorns King Tutankhamen’s famous burial mask, as well as various Greek and Roman artifacts. Although a lot of lapidary grade lazurite now comes from Chile, crystals of this size and quality have only come from Afghanistan.








CVV29 Andradite Garnet
Stanley Butte, Graham Co., Arizona, United States
4.9x 3.7x 2.3 cm
$44

A reference cluster of greenish brown andradite garnets, from Arizona. 







CVV30 Epistilbite
Nasik Area, Maharashtra State, India
6.4x 4.6x 4.2 cm
$58

A nice example of epistilbite, one of the rarer Deccan zeolites, consisting of a rounded crystal aggregate partially sheltered in a vug, and partially jutting out of its basalt matrix. 







CVV31 Calcite
Weissenbach, Steiermark, Austria
6.7x 5.9x 3.8 cm
$58

A reference example of calcite from Austria.







CVV32 Sphalerite and Quartz
Madan Mine, Rhodope Mtns., Smolyan Prov., Bulgaria
6.2x 4.7x 3.5 cm
$44

A nice example of spiky quartz with black sphalerite, from Bulgaria. 







CVV33 Pyrite Brachiopod
Sylvania, Ohio, United States
4.8x 3.8x 3.1 cm
$56

A beautiful example of a brachiopod that has been replaced by pyrite, from Ohio in the Midwestern USA.







CVV34 Monazite
Ambatofotsikely pegmatite, Fidirana Commune, Betafo Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
3.2x 2.7x 1.4 cm

A nice example of this rare earth baring phosphate, from Madagascar. 







CVV35 Barite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, United States
8.4x 6.1x 3.9 cm
$68

A decently sized barite "snowball" on matrix, from the famous Elmwood Mine, in Tennessee. 







CVV36 Jeromite on Quartz
Kami Mine, Ayopaya Prov., Cochabamba Dept., Bolivia
5.6x 3.0x 3.1 cm
$32

A coating of the arsenic, selenium, sulfur glass "jeromite" (it's a glass, so not really a mineral) on quartz. Nice little reference sample. 







CVV37 Fluorite
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China
4.1x 3.1x 2.2 cm
$44

A nice example of light purple fluorite on matrix, from the Yaogangxian Mine. 







CVV38 Fluorite
Hill-Ledford Mine, Cave-in-Rock District., Hardin Co., Illinois, United States
5.8x 5.0x 4.6 cm
$58

An older, etched fluorite from one of the less well-known mines in the southern Illinois Fluorspar district. Tis mien operated between the late 1950's and the 1970's. 







CVV39 Ferberite with Quartz
Taehwa Mine, Neungam-ri, Chungju City, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
7.5x 4.0x 3.0 cm
$88

An old sample of ferberite with quartz, from South Korea. This mine closed in 1973, and was reclaimed around 2000.







CVV40 Pyrite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
2.8x 2.8x 2.2 cm
$38

A beautiful thumbnail specimen of bright, octahedral pyrite from finds made several years ago at the Huanzala Mine. 







CVV41 Cuproaustinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.0x 4.5x 2.4 cm
$46

A specimen of green cuproaustinite from recent finds at the Ojuela Mine.







CVV42 Hemimorphite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
6.4x 4.5x 2.3 cm
$46

A nice example of crystalline hemimorphite from Mfouati.  The crystals from this location are a bit heifer than the more common ones from Ojuela.







CVV43 Lollingte
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
6.5x 4.3x 3.2 cm
$86

A nice sheaf-like cluster of bright lollingite crystals, from finds made several years ago at the Huanggang Mine. 







CVV44 Fluorite
Auglaize Quarry, Junction, Paulding Co., Ohio, United States
7.0x 3.0x 3.1 cm
$78

A reference sample of purple fluorite cubes on a sedimentary matrix, from the Auglaize Quarry, in Ohio.  Not perfect, but pretty good for the price!







CVV45 Austinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.8x 3.9x 3.6 cm
$68

A decently sized example of austinite from finds made in the summer of 2019 at the Ojuela Mine. Although it resembles the much more common adamite,  austinite incorporates calcium in the chemical composition, and has always been rare at the mine. 







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. 







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