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DPD01 Millerite
First Pit, Halls Gap, Kentucky, United States
5.7x 4.7x 4.9 cm
$465

A very rich millerite specimen, glued into a oversized Perky Box. The label on the bottom of the box say it was collected on June 8th, 1978-- and this box is probably the reason why it has survived for so long.  A very good example for the locality!









DPD02 Veszelyite
Kunming District, Yunnan Prov., China
8.5x 6.3x 2.8 cm
$585

A good example of veszelyite from a recent find in southwestern China.  This is not the same locality that produced the veszelyite/ hemimorphite specimens several years ago, but it is nearby.  This one is particularly rich, for the find.  It's kind of funny-- for years this species was nearly impossible to get, except for the old pieces from the Black Pine Mine-- then within one year, there are two major finds in Congo and China. 







DPD03 Veszelyite
Kunming District, Yunnan Prov., China
6.5x 2.8x 3.4 cm
$485

A good example of veszelyite from a recent find in southwestern China.  This is not the same locality that produced the veszelyite/ hemimorphite specimens several years ago, but it is nearby.  This one is particularly rich for the find.









DPD04 Quartz with Sphalerite.
Dongwu Qi, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
18.5x 5.1x 3.7 cm
$485

A nice example of sphalerite var. marmatite on a quartz crystal that has gained some red coloration from minute iron oxide inclusions. 







DPD06 Calcite
Shullsburg, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, United States
12.4x 7.0x 5.7 cm
$250

*Repaired*

A nice, old example of calcite from Shullsburg.  The very tip of the termination is repaired, so much cheaper than it would have been. But due to the internal crazing that these Shullsburg calcites usually have, it's very hard to see it....









DPD07 Quartz with Sphalerite.
Dongwu Qi, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
12.8x 5.8x 3.9 cm
$560

A nice example of sphalerite var. marmatite on a quartz crystal that has gained some red coloration from minute iron oxide inclusions. The sphalerite on this one seem to wrap around the quartz crystal in a way that is quite attractive. 









DPD08 Pyrargyrite
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
2.0x 1.5x 1.3 cm
$135

A nice thumbnail seized example of pyrargyrite from Mexico. 







DPD09 Quartz (Japan Law Twin)
Pampa Blanca Mine, Castrovirreina Prov., Huancavelica Dept., Peru
10.0x 7.7x 5.6 cm
$185

A group of Japan law twinned quartz crystals on matrix. I see at least 6, though there are two that stand out quite nicely.  The pictures make it look much messier than it is.....









DPD10 Adamite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
3.3x 3.0x 2.1 cm
$165

A nice adamite "pinwheel" on a bit of matrix from recent finds at the Ojuela Mine. 







DPD11 Prehnite
Riker's Hill, Livingstone, New Jersey United States
7.3x 5.1x 4.3 cm
$160

A nice example of green prehnite stalactites from New Jersey. It came with a label unfortunately glued to a large cumbersome box that listed it as having been found on December 23, 1976-- unfortunately the label couldn't be removed from the box, but the information is passed down. 







DPD12 Dolomite
Barett Quarry, Norwood, St. Lawrence Co., New York, United States
6.5x 5.2x 3.0 cm
$150

A very faintly pink example of well crystallized dolomite from a little-known US locality, collected in 1977.  With the exception of old pieces from Brazil and Spain, dolomite is usually a boring matrix mineral (think of the old Tri-State specimens.) The examples from this quarry however, are particularly well crystallized.







DPD13 Prehnite
Riker's Hill, Livingstone, New Jersey United States
6.8x 4.1x 2.7 cm
$135

An interesting example of prehnite from New Jersey, collected in the late 1970's.  The prehnite seems to have crystallized having a hollow cavity in the middle. 







DPD13A Calcite
Shullsburg, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, United States
9.5x 8.1x 7.0 cm
$335

A large cluster of calcite crystals from Shullsburg, Wisconsin. There are a couple cleaved crystals around the edges, but the interior is pretty clean. These have a lot of the internal crazing you typically see on calcite from this old Midwestern locality. 







DPD14 Stilbite on Apophyllite
Nasik Area, Maharashtra State, India
8.6x 5.7x 4.1 cm
$145

A pretty example of pinkish orange stilbite on a cluster of near-colorless apophyllite crystals. 









DPD15 Chabazite
Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey
8.4x 6.1x 1.7 cm
$135

A plate of chabazite crystals collected in the late 1970's. This is one of the few zeolite species that India has *not* flooded the market with. 







DPD15A Rutile
Graves Mtn., Lincoln Co., Georgia, United States
6.5x 5.1x 3.4 cm
$335

A nice, lustrous rutile crystal on matrix from Grave's Mountain. Measured from he back (where a little more of the crystal is visible) the longest dimension I can get for the crystals about 3.8 cm.










DPD16 Quartz (Japan Law Twin)
Pampa Blanca Mine, Castrovirreina Prov., Huancavelica Dept., Peru
5.0x 3.4x 3.7 cm
$135

A cluster of quartz crystals featuring a well formed Japan law twin, with green inclusions. 









DPD17 Euclase
Piaotang Mine, Xihuashan ore field, Dayu Co., Ganzhou, Jiangxi Prov., China
2.5x 2.1x 1.3 cm
$175

A good thumbnail sized example of Euclase from a one-time find made over 10 years ago at the Piaotang Mine. Euclase is not a mineral typically associated with China-- virtually all the specimens on the market either come from Brazil, Zimbabwe or Colombia. 









DPD18 Galena
Fletcher Mine, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, United States
12.2x 9.5x 5.3 cm
$145

A nice cabinet sized example of galena from Missouri. 







DPD19 Cerussite
9 Level, Jersey Orebody, 090-23-21 Stope F14, Bunker Kill Mine, Kelogg, Idaho, United States
2.8x 1.9x 1.1 cm
$165

A very good thumbnail of reticulated cerussite from the Bunker Hill Mine, best known for its arsenian pyromorphite.  The label on the bottom of the perky box it was mounted in lists a very specific location in the mine, along with the date and month it was collected : September 1981. 







DPD20 Cerussite
9 Level, Jersey Orebody, 090-23-21 Stope F14, Bunker Kill Mine, Kelogg, Idaho, United States
2.5x 1.35x 0.8 cm
$135

A good thumbnail of cerussite from the Bunker Hill Mine, best known for its arsenian pyromorphite.  The label on the bottom of the perky box it was mounted in lists a very specific location in the mine, along with the date and month it was collected : September 1981. 







DPD21 Cerussite
9 Level, Jersey Orebody, 090-23-21 Stope F14, Bunker Kill Mine, Kelogg, Idaho, United States
2.0x 1.9x 0.7 cm
$100

A good thumbnail of reticulated cerussite from the Bunker Hill Mine, best known for its arsenian pyromorphite.  This one does not come with a label, but the labels on the other pieces from the same discovery listed very specific location in the mine, along with the date and month it was collected : September 1981. 







DPD22 Uraninite
Fission Mine Dump, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada
1.8x 1.6x 1.7 cm
$125

A crude example of uraninite from Canada.  In person you can somewhat make out the cubooctahedral form of the crystal, int he photo it just looks like a rounded lump. 







DPD23 Uraninite
Fission Mine Dump, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada
2.9x 2.1x 1.4 cm
$145

An example of uraninite from Canada.  In person you can more easily see the cubic form of the crystal, with octahedral modifications on the corners.  In the photo it just looks like a rounded lump. 







DPD24 Milerite
First Pit, Halls Gap, Kentucky, United States
5.6x 4.7x 2.2 cm
$165

A nice millerite specimen, glued into a oversized Perky Box. The label on the bottom of the box say it was collected on June 8th, 1978-- and this box is probably the reason why it has survived for so long.  A good example for the locality!







DPD25 Veszelyite
Kunming District, Yunnan Prov., China
3.9x 2.5x 2.0 cm
$135

A nice reference example of veszelyite from a recent find in southwestern China.  This is not the same locality that produced the veszelyite/ hemimorphite specimens several years ago, but it is nearby.  This one is particularly rich, for the find.  It's kind of funny-- for years this species was nearly impossible to get, except for the old pieces from the Black Pine Mine-- then within one year, there are two major finds in Congo and China. 







DPD26 Veszelyite
Kunming District, Yunnan Prov., China
2.7x 2.0x 1.0 cm
$85

A reference thumbnail of veszelyite from a recent find in southwestern China.  This is not the same locality that produced the veszelyite/ hemimorphite specimens several years ago, but it is nearby.  This one is particularly rich, for the find.  It's kind of funny-- for years this species was nearly impossible to get, except for the old pieces from the Black Pine Mine-- then within one year, there are two major finds in Congo and China. 







DPD29 Diamond
West Africa
0.82x 0.68x 0.46 cm
$295

A 2.55 ct brown diamond from West Africa.  This one very translucent and is definitely in the "I" range, but I have tried to select a couple pieces that are not super tiny.... when it comes to diamonds, if there is any clarity or lack of color, the prices rise very, very rapidly with the size.  Pieces like this provide an opportunity for a crystal big enough to be appreciated (it's about he size of your average boleite) while still being affordable!  

Please note: for all diamonds on this page, the first dimension is the longest point to point distance on the crystal.  The second two dimensions are measured along the edges. 









DPD30 Diamond
West Africa
0.56x 0.46x 0.44 cm
$120

A nice 0.75 ct diamond crystal showing interesting faces and good color.  This piece comes from the collection of a Michigan exploration geologist who was active in the 1960's. With all the surface features, I won't even venture a guess at the clarity grade, but I am selling this as a specimen not as gem rough.  

Please note: for all diamonds on this page, the first dimension is the longest point to point distance on the crystal.  The second two dimensions are measured along the edges. 











DPD31 Diamond
West Africa
0.54x 0.43x 0.39 cm
$130

A nice 0.75 ct diamond crystal showing interesting faces and brown color.  This piece comes from the collection of a Michigan exploration geologist who was active in the 1960's. With all the surface features it's hard to tell, but this one is probably in the SI range, but I am selling this as a specimen not as gem rough.  

Please note: for all diamonds on this page, the first dimension is the longest point to point distance on the crystal.  The second two dimensions are measured along the edges. 









DPD32 Diamond
West Africa
0.5x 0.4x 0.38 cm
$135

A nice 0.75 ct diamond crystal showing interesting faces and almost no color.  This one has an interesting orange inclusion-- with all the surface features it is impossible to know what it is for sure, but I suspect it may be a garnet (though I'm not sure).

This piece comes from the collection of a Michigan exploration geologist who was active in the 1960's. With all the surface features, I am not even going to guess at a clarity grade but I am selling this as a specimen not as gem rough.  

Please note: for all diamonds on this page, the first dimension is the longest point to point distance on the crystal.  The second two dimensions are measured along the edges. 











DPD33 Diamond
West Africa
0.76x 0.63x 0.52 cm
$150

A 1.8 ct black diamond from West Africa.  I have tried to select a couple pieces that are not super tiny.... when it comes to diamonds, if there is any clarity or lack of color, the prices rise very, very rapidly with the size.  Pieces like this provide an opportunity for a crystal big enough to be appreciated (it's about he size of your average boleite) while still being affordable!  

Please note: for all diamonds on this page, the first dimension is the longest point to point distance on the crystal.  The second two dimensions are measured along the edges. 











DPD34 Diamond
West Africa
0.52x 0.44x 0.43 cm
$125

A nice 0.70 ct diamond crystal showing interesting faces, very little color, and gray inclusions.  This piece comes from the collection of a Michigan exploration geologist who was active in the 1960's. With all the surface features it's hard to tell, but this one is probably in the SI3-I1 range, but I am selling this as a specimen not as gem rough.  

Please note: for all diamonds on this page, the first dimension is the longest point to point distance on the crystal.  The second two dimensions are measured along the edges. 







DPD35 Diamond
West Africa
0.62x 0.37x 0.33 cm
$95

A nice 0.6 ct diamond crystal with light brown color.  This piece comes from the collection of a Michigan exploration geologist who was active in the 1960's. 

Please note: for all diamonds on this page, the first dimension is the longest point to point distance on the crystal.  The second two dimensions are measured along the edges. 











DPD36 Diamond
West Africa
0.80x 0.40x 0.26 cm
$135

An elongated 0.5 ct diamond crystal with a very light brown color.  This piece comes from the collection of a Michigan exploration geologist who was active in the 1960's. W

Please note: for all diamonds on this page, the first dimension is the longest point to point distance on the crystal.  The second two dimensions are measured along the edges. 









DPD36A Diamond
West Africa
0.55x 0.43x 0.42 cm
$100

A nice 0.75 ct diamond crystal swith a silvery/gray color.  This piece comes from the collection of a Michigan exploration geologist who was active in the 1960's. 

Please note: for all diamonds on this page, the first dimension is the longest point to point distance on the crystal.  The second two dimensions are measured along the edges. 









DPD37 Diamond
West Africa
0.57x 0.48x 0.46 cm
$135

A nice 0.70 ct diamond crystal showing interesting faces and almost no color.  This piece comes from the collection of a Michigan exploration geologist who was active in the 1960's. 

Please note: for all diamonds on this page, the first dimension is the longest point to point distance on the crystal.  The second two dimensions are measured along the edges. 









DPD38 Diamond
West Africa
0.72x 0.63x 0.58 cm
$165

A nice 1.95 ct diamond crystal showing interesting faces and brown color.   

Please note: for all diamonds on this page, the first dimension is the longest point to point distance on the crystal.  The second two dimensions are measured along the edges. 









DPD38A Diamond
West Africa
0.69x 0.42x 0.28 cm
$135

An elongated 0.55 ct diamond crystal with a very light brown color.  This piece comes from the collection of a Michigan exploration geologist who was active in the 1960's. W

Please note: for all diamonds on this page, the first dimension is the longest point to point distance on the crystal.  The second two dimensions are measured along the edges. 







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