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#7813
PYRITE
$60
Locality: Barger Quarry, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., Virginia
Size:  5 x 5 x 4 cm
An unusual Pyrite with modified cubic and octahedral faces exposed in dark grey
limestoine from the Liberty Formation. The quarry was on the south side of US Rt 60
and has been reclaimed and is now a shopping center. These pyrite were scarce and
very difficult to recover in one piece. Collected in 1978.
8211
QUARTZ
SOLD
Locality: Jeffery Stone Quarry, Little Rock, Arkansas
Size:  6 x 6.5 x 4 cm
A great specimen of "solution Quartz" with many double terminated crystals in
a jumbled arrangement as seen in the photo's. The group is crytalized all around
with water clear prisms and many "needle quartz" crystals.  Ex Neil Pfaff specimen
with label (M. Phantom Minerals), 1982
Locality: Deveti Septemvri Complex, Madan Dist., Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
Size:  4.7 x 3 x 3.5 cm
A floater Pyrite group featuring several larger crystals and many smaller crystals
especially on the 'back'.  The group is very bright gold with very high luster.
The crystals are cubic with beautiful striations and aesthetic form.
Ex Ross Litty with label (North Star Minerals), mined in 1996.
#0124
PYRITE
$35
#9032
QUARTZ
$120
Locality: Mega Xhorio, Serifos Island, South Aegean, Greece
Size: 9 x 5.3 x 1.3 cm.
A large 9 cm green Quartz crystal with several 5 cm crystals attached about midpoint.
These get their color from included Actinolite. The crystals are tapered, refered to as a tessin habit,
caused by growth interference from the inclusions. No damage . . . all tips are perfect. Excellent large
crystals for the find. Mined in the late 80's from a scarn on Serifos Island.
#0329
GALENA
$90
#8314
PYROMORPHITE
$280
Locality: Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho
Size: 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm
Large, robust, barrel shaped , butterscotch colored crystals om matrix.
Acquired directly from the miner in Tucson in 1983.
#1221
ARSENOPYRITE
SOLD
Locality: Huanggang Mine, Keshiketeng Co., Chifeng Pref., Inner Mongolia, China
Size:  3 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
These Arsenopyrites from Huanggang are arguably some of the finest entant.
This one is pristine all around with the best silver luster and crystalization. Simply Exquisite.
#9812
FLUORITE
$80
Locality: Xianghualing Mine, Linwu, Hunan Prov., China
Size:  5.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
A large octahedron of light lavander Fluorite with a neat little cluster of white Calcite
crystals non the tip.  There is a nice phantom inside the crystal, and the surface luster
shimmers from the many micro faces.
Locality: Kruchev Dol Mine
Size: 4.5 x 5 x 3 cm.
A really unusual Galena with growth features that are both paralell and skeletal with
octahedral modifications.  And, it is aesthetically set on a bed of matrix to show it off.
Got this in 2003 from Ross Lilly, so it is from the early mining in the district.
#7603
ARAGONITE
$25
Locality: Molina de Aragon, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Size: 4 x 4 x 3 cm.
.A floater group of pseudohexagonal Aragonite twins, complete and undamaged all around
from this classic locale for these superb Aragonites. They have great form, high luster and
lavander cores.  Very fine.
Locality: Alto da Pitora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5 x 2.6 x 3 cm
A superb matrix Rose Quartz with a double terminated, complex crystalized Rose Quartz
on a white matrix of Albite and white Quartz. These are huge crystals for the variety,
and the aesthetics is wonderful.
#9033
ROSE QUARTZ
$280