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CUU09 Malachite
Naheng Ag-Au Deposit, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang, Guangdong Prov,. China
6.0x 4.0x 2.5 cm
$58

A nice example of malachite showing decent chatoyancy when illuminated by a strong, focused source-- you see the lustrous concentric circles in the bottom left image. 







CUU01 Fluorite
Okarusu Mine, Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
9.1x 5.5x 3.6 cm
$96

A nice, though imperfect, example of fluorite from Okorusu.  The center of the piece has been largely hollowed out to allow more light to pass through. 







CUU02 Copper
Phoenix Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, United States
4.6x 2.8x 2.6 cm
$82

A somewhat crude, but rather large copper crystal still shows its overall form quite well. 







CUU03 Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
6.9x 3.4x 2.4 cm

A pretty example of a pale aquamarine nestled in the center of a cluster of dark, lustrous schorl crystals. The aquamarine is somewhat unusual for this location-- more transparent and with a dome termination. 







CUU04 Quartz with Fluorite
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
5.3x 3.7x 2.8 cm
$78

A pretty example of a partial quartz crystal flanked by a cluster of green fluorites, with purple highlights. There is also a partial muscovite cast, where a feldspar crystal weathered away. 









CUU06 Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
4.1x 3.5x 2.4 cm

A beautiful example of aquamarine with schorl, from Erongo. 







CUU05 Scheelite on Quartz
Gharmung, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
5.5x 4.1x 2.3 cm
$78

A nice example of saturated red-orange scheelite on a quartz cluster, from an usual location-- Pakistan. Not perfect, but a good reference of this hard to find material!







CUU10 Apatite with Quartz
Kami Mine, Ayopaya Prov., Cochabamba Dept., Bolivia
3.6x 3.6x 3.4 cm
$146

A beautiful reference sample of apatite with quartz.  The top left edge is damaged, though in such a way that it almost looks like a face.  If this were perfect, the price would be several hundred dollars.  Even with the damage, based on pictures I saw from a mineral show, the couple other dealers who I have seen with these are asking much much more for (also imperfect) examples. 







CUU11 Danburite
Dal'Negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
6.0x 3.9x 3.0 cm
$68

A hefty danburite crystal from Dal'Negorsk, Russia. most of what you see these days comes form Mexico. 







CUU12 Rhodochrosite
Sunnyside Mines,San Juan Co., Colorado, United States
4.6x 2.0x 2.1 cm
$52

A nice sample of older pink rhodochrosite from Colorado. 







CUU13 Calcite, Quartz with Sphalerite
Cavnic, Marmures Co., Romania n
12.4x 9.3x 4.8 cm

A beautiful specimen of quartz with calcite and dark sphalerite, from 90's-early 2000's finds in Romania. 







CUU14 Spessartine Garnet with Smoky Quartz
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
3.0x 2.4x 2.5 cm
$68

A very beautiful thumbnail of this very distinctive Chinese combination.  There is an indent not he back of the quartz, perfect from the front. 







CUU15 Ludlamite
Cabeca do Cachorro, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
6.9x 4.8x 2.5 cm
$88

A nice reference sample of ludlamite form recent finds in the Brazilian Amazon. 







CUU16 Millerite
Wallace Stone Quarry, Bayport, Huron Co., Michigan, United States
2.6x 2.2x 2.1 cm

A quartz geode with a dense tuft of millerite, form Michigan- not the usual Hall's Hap material!







CUU17 Prehnite
Kandivali, Mumbai Metro Area, Maharashtra State, India
15.2x 10.5x 5.3 cm
$82

A cluster of prehnite stalactites from a quarry that used to be on the outskirts of Mumbai. 







CUU18 Pectolite var. Larimar
Sierra de Baoruco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic
6.1x 4.3x 2.4 cm
$66

A polished half-nodule of the blue pectolite variety, larimar, from the Dominican Republic. 







CUU19 Calcite
Agapovka quarry, Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia
8.5x 5.4x 5.8 cm
$88

A nice calcite specimen from a somewhat obscure locality in southwestern Russia. 







CUU20 Schorl Tourmaline
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
9.2x 6.8x 5.8 cm
$94

A nice example of sharp, lustrous schorl crystals on matrix.  Sawn bottom. 







CUU21 Galena and Quartz
Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Smolyan Prov., Bulgaria
9.2x 6.5x 4.9 cm
$88

A very increasing step-like, almost Christmas tree-ish formation of galena crystals from Bulgaria.  







CUU22 Stibnite with Manganocalcite
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Marmures Co., Romania
7.5x 4.9x 5.0 cm
$96

A nice example of stibnite, with a cluster of manganocalcite crystals, from 90's finds in Romania. 







CUU23 Pyrite
Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend District, Iron Co., Missouri, United States
5.8x 4.4x 3.3 cm
$36

A pyrite specimen from the Viburnum Trend district.  Although the region is rich in sulfide minerals, galena and chalcopyrite are probably the first thing that come to mind when one things of the sulfide minerals from this mining district.  This is a nice example of pyrite.







CUU24 Fluorite
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
3.5x 2.7x 1.9 cm
$76

A partal fluorite crystal from Erongo, with zoning that includes the beautiful, deep green color that this locality is known for. 







CUU25 Calcite
Meshberger Quarry, Columbus, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, United States
6.1x4.2x 3.4 cm
$46

A nice sample of calcite from the Meshberger Quarry. As is the case with most notable midwestern calcite localities, specimens from this one also have a rather distinctive appearance-- and this is a typical example. The elongated scalenohedron, tan color, and calcite overgrowths near the termination are all characteristic of calcite crystals from this locality. 







CUU26 Stellerite
Rossing Mountains Area, Arandis Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia
8.0x 4.1x 2.7 cm
$54

An interesting example of stellertie from the area around the famous Rossing Uranium Mine. You don't often associate zeolites with Namibia, though you sometimes see heulandite and stilbite from the Goboboseb area, and then there are these orange stellerite specimens. 







CUU27 Fluorite on Quartz
Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
4.2x 3.5x 2.5 cm
$54

A nice example of this relatively new bluish fluorite on quartz, from the Brandburg Area.  This area is best known for its amethyst, but there have bee a couple recent discoveries of fluorite as well. 







CUU28 Quartz incl. Lepidocrocite
Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
5.5x 5.0x 4.0 cm
$72

A cluster of quartz crystals, with small reddish lepidocrocite inclusions.  There is something almost rose-like about the arrangement of the crystals.







CUU29 Copper Skull
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, United States
6.5x 5.0x 3.5 cm

A shallow "copper skull" from Michigan's copper country, these formed when copper deposited between rocks, and the rocks later weathered away, leaving behind a concave copper  formation.  







CUU30 Ilvaite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
5.0x 3.0x 2.4 cm
$48

A nice reference sample of a terminated ilvaite crystal from the Huanggang Mine, in northern China. 







CUU31 Calcite with Quartz
Cavnic, Marmures Co., Romania
10.2x 7.0x 5.8 cm
$88

A nice example of calcite on quartz, from the 90's- early 2000's discoveries in the Romanian sulfide mines. 







CUU32 Topaz on Quartz
Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia
5.5x 2.3x 3.0 cm
$68

A nice matrix sample of topaz on quartz.  Most of the specimens you see from this location are usually single crystals, but this one actually has the quartz matrix present. 







CUU33 Calcite on Dolomite
Corydon Stone Co. Quarry, Corydon, Harrison Co., Indiana, United States
8.0x 4.7x 5.6 cm
$58

An older example of another one of the Midwest's distinctive calcite habits, this one a group of yellowish crystals associated with dolomite, from Corydon, Indiana. 







CUU34 Hyalite Opal (Day Fluorescent) on Schorl Tourmaline
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
7.1x 3.9x 2.8 cm
$66

A great example of botryoidal, jelly-like hyalite opal on a schorl matrix. The hyalite is day fluorescent.







CUU35 Calcite
Fujian Prov., China
5.7x 4.7x 2.1 cm

A pretty cluster of very transparent calcite crystals, from a find made several months ago in China. 







CUU36 Variscite
Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah Co., Utah, United States
4.9x 4.3x 2.7 cm
$78

A nice example of variscite from "the good locality" for the species in Utah.  The dimensions provided are just for the larger half of the nodule (both halves are obviously included).  The way it is split and polished, while still being a complete nodule gives a nice sense of how they are found, while showing the contrast to what is inside. 







CUU37 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
5.7x 4.7x 2.1 cm
$48

A nice example of purple fluorite on matrix, from the Xiayang Mine in China's Fujian Province.







CUU38 Sand Included Calcite
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, United States
4.5x 3.6x 3.1 cm
$44

A nice miniature sized specimen of this classic material from South Dakota. 







CUU39 Tourmaline with Cleavlandite
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
3.6x 3.0x 2.5 cm

A nice example of dark, terminated tourmaline associated with finely bladed cleavlandite, from northern Pakistan. 







CUU40 Beryl var. Aquamarine
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
4.2x 2.7x 2.3 cm
$48

A pale, terminated aquamarine crystal nicely positioned on a matrix of feldspar crystals, from northern Pakistan.  







CUU41 Epidote with Magnetite
Dashkesan, Azerbaijan
8.0x 5.9x 3.5 cm
$58

A reference sample of pine-green epidote with magnetite on the side, from Azerbaijan. You don't see many specimens from here!







CUU42 Galena and Quartz
Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Smolyan Prov., Bulgaria
5.2x 3.9x 2.8 cm
$58

Highly lustrous spinel twinned galena crystals, with interesting growth patterns, nestled in a cluster of quartz crystals. 







CUU43 Fluorite on Tourmaline
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
5.0x 2.6x 1.9 cm
$78

A beautiful specimen of bluish purple fluorite, perched not he side of a black tourmaline crystal, from Erongo Mountain. 







CUU44 Quartz (Japan Law Twin)
Pasto Bueno, Pallasca Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru
6.0x 5.6x 3.0 cm
$78

A nice example of Japan law twinned quartz, positioned nicely atop a matrix of more quartz, from Peru.







CUU45 Beryl var. Aquamarine
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
6.5x 5.7x 3.8 cm
$62

A nice reference sample of aquamarine on a feldspar matrix, from Erongo.  







CUU46 Danburite
Dal'Negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
2.4x 2.1x 0.8 cm
$46

A nice thumbnail-sized example of danburite from Dal'Negorsk.  Usually the examples that you see available from this locality come from Mexico. 







CUU47 Fluorite
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
2.5x 2.1x 1.5 cm
$48

A pretty thumbnail of green fluorite with slight purple highlights, from Erongo.







CUU48 Hyalite Opal (Day Fluorescent) on Schorl Tourmaline
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
3.0x 2.3x 2.3 cm
$66

A nice thumbnail sized specimen (the box barely closes) consisting of a black schorl tourmaline crystal topped with hyalite opal.  Fluorescent. 







CUU49 Fluorite, Muscovite, Quartz
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
5.9x 4.8x 3.0 cm
$46

A nice sample of quartz from Erongo mountain, with a crystal hosting numerous muscovite books and small green fluorite crystals. 







CUU50 Pectolite
Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey
6.6x 5.4x 3.3 cm
$54

A group of radiating pectolite crystals, from New Jersey. 







CUU51 Gypsum var. Selenite
Fuentes de Ebro, Zaragoza, Spain
5.5x 3.6x 3.6 cm
$84

A beautiful (and old) example of crisp, clear selenite from Spain 









CUU52 Galena
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Viburnum Trend Dist., Missouri, United States
6.5x 4.8x 3.5 cm
$86

A very sharp galena crystal on matrix, from the Sweetwater mine.  The cleanness of the main face, the crisp edges, and the way its sits on its bit of matrix makes it a particularly nice example of this material!







CUU53 Quartz
Garland Co., Arkansas, United States
7.8x 3.6x 2.7 cm
$56

A cluster of quartz crystals from Arkansas, with the central crystal in particular showing the clarity and sharpness that this area is known for.









CUU54 Quartz (Enhydro)
Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
6.9x 1.8x 1.7 cm

A single quartz crystal hosting several very easily visible moving bubbles.  







CUU55 Calcite
Weissenbach, Steiermark, Austria
8.8x 6.0x 3.8 cm

A reference cluster of calcite crystals from Austria.







CUU56 Pyrite
Rensselaer Stone Co Quarry, Pleasant Ridge, Indiana, United States
5.7x 4.9x 2.9 cm
$58

A very nice example of pyrite from Indiana-- this quarry is better known for its calcites.  On the matrix, you can also see some of the hydrocarbons that this quarry is particularly known for!







CUU57 Quartz var. Amethyst
Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
5.4x 5.0x 4.5 cm
$46

A nice example of light purple amethyst crystals on matrix, from the Goboboseb Mountains. 







CUU58 Galena
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Viburnum Trend Dist., Missouri, United States
5.4x 4.7x 4.1 cm
$48

A lustrous galena crystal on matrix, from southeastern Missouri. 







CUU59 Muscovite, Quartz, Schorl Tourmaline
Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
6.5x 4.2x 3.0 cm
$42

A nice sample of quartz with schorl tourmaline (some included in the quartz crystal) and blocky, elongated muscovite books, from Erongo Mountain. 







CUU60 Gypsum var. Selenite
Fuentes de Ebro, Zaragoza, Spain
5.2x 4.6x 4.2 cm
$86

A beautiful, old example of selenite from Spain.

It has an old Ross Lillie dealer label. 







CUU61 Calcite
Cavnic, Marmures Co., Romania
7.0x 6.5x 5.0 cm

A beautiful cluster of calcite crystals from the now closed Romanian sulfide mines. 







CUU62 Sphalerite
Tri-State Lead Zinc District, Oklahoma-Kansas-Missouri Border Area, United States
8.4x 7.0x 5.0 cm
$54

A very old example of sphalerite from the Tri-State District, an old lead-zinc mining area in the Central USA where the last mine closed in 1967.  This one has sphalerite on both sides, the larger crystals are dark and the smaller ones show reddish hues. 







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