Item MS1 - QUARTZ (Sceptre) - Hallelujah Junction, Washoe County, Nevada; a large sceptre quartz with a smoky quartz "stem" and a semi-transparant, terminated top crystal. Specimen measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 3 3/4", and condition is good. $145.
Item MS2 - FORSTERITE (Peridot) - Skardu, Nooristan, Pakistan; an olive-green, semi-transparant, terminated crystal of peridot. Crystal measures 3/4" in length and 3/8" wide. Condition is good. $45.
Item MS3 - BARITE - Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin County, Illinois; white barite blades stand up in a cluster off what was once a large purple fluorite corner. Barite crystal edges "catch the light" quite well, giving the piece a nice shine. Specimen is in fine condition, and measures 2 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". $65.
Item MS4 - CORUNDUM (Ruby) - Mysore, India; a nice full hexagonal crystal, more than 1 1/2" in diameter and 5/8" thick. $29.
Item MS5 - HUBNERITE and QUARTZ - Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash Dept., Peru; 2 3/8" long hubnerite crystals sprout from a common base, and are exposed from a partially-crystallized quartz cluster. Measurements are 2" x 1 1/2" x 2 3/8", and condition is good. $90.
Item MS6 - ZIRCON - Cherry Mountain, Vishnevogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia; (thumbnail) a grouping of large, tetragonal crystals - brown in color and in good shape. $38.
Item MS7 - MALACHITE - Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico; a good pseudomorph of malachite after azurite, with an open vug of wedge-shaped, "velvet" green crystals. This specimen measures 3 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 1". Condition is good. $89.
Item MS8 - PYROMORPHITE - Silver Hill Mine, Davidson County, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a specimen of this lead chlorophosphate, with fairly large, hexagonal, yellow-green crystals. Dug in June of 2017, and condition is very good. $70.
Item MS9 - FLUORITE - Xinyang, Henan Provice, China; dark-green, high-lustre fluorite crystals form rolling masses in a 3 1/8" x 2" x 1 1/2" specimen. Condition is good. $49.
Item MS10 - SULFUR - Steamboat Springs, Washoe County, Nevada; a 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" sulfur-rich matrix piece has yellow sulfur crystals across it at multiple spots. Condition is good. $25.
Item MS11 - MANGANITE - Lynx Mine, Ontario, Canada; a great specimen of manganite, displaying the prismatic, jet-black crystals and a really nice shine to them. Measurements are 3 1/2" x 2" x 1", and this is one of the better pieces I've come across. $80.
Item MS12 - FAIRY CROSS (STAUROLITE) - Ballground, Georgia; a large cross (St. Andrews) from Georgia, measuring 1 1/2" x 1" x 3/4". Condition is good. $28.
Item MS13 - VIVIANITE - Huanuni, Bolivia; (thumbnail) (very) gark-green crystals, up to 1.5 cm in length, sit atop a small section of matrix. Condition is good. $10.
Item MS14 - RUTILATED QUARTZ - Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil; a light smoky quartz crystal, terminated and with very good clarity, has golden rutile needles running through it. Crystal measures 2" in length and 3/4" in diameter. $30.
Item MS15 - CALCITE on SIDERITE - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a brown siderite rhomb has a layer of small, white calcites growing across it's surface. A nice NAEM combination specimen. $25.
Item MS16 - BABINGTONITE - Roncari Quarry, East Granby, Connecticut; (thumbnail) a striated, prismatic crystal, roughly 1.5 cm long, is mounted on a plastic "toothpick". Crystal is the typical green-black color, and is in fine condition. $25.
Item MS17 - SMOKY QUARTZ with Mud Inclusions - Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina; a glassy, mud-included, terminated smoky quartz crystal with good clarity. Dimensions are 1 1/2" x 1" x 1 1/4", and condition is good. $79.
Item MS18 - PYRITE - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a 1 1/4" pyrite specimen from a location that really doesn't produce much pyrite. This one is covered in crystals, and a good sample. $44.
Item MS19 - AMETHYST - Diamond Hill Mine, Antreville, South Carolina; a good quality specimen from this mine (tips aren't all damaged, as is frequently found). This one has roughly 10 crystals, and measures 4" x 2 1/2" x 2 3/4". Collected by Vel Brousseau back on one of Chet's digs in the early 2000's. $165.
Item MS20 - RUTILE on QUARTZ - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; (thumbnail) two rutile crystals form a "V" as they shoot up off the top/back of a group of small quartz crystals. Condition is very good. $28.
Item MS21 - METEORITE - Campo del Cielo, Chaco, Argentina; a sample of this nickel-iron meteorite is encased in a clear vial (which is 1 3/4" in diameter). Meteorite fell in 1576. $16.
Item MS22 - RHODOCROSITE - Argentina; a large specimen of this manganese carbonate, with a side sliced and polished to show the beauty of the raspberry-pink colors (this piece shows great color). Dimensions are 6" x 4 1/4" x 1 1/4". Condition is very good. $425.
Item MS23 - UVITE with MAGNESITE - Brumado, Bahia, Brazil; an old Jeffrey Mining Company specimen (with Dave's handwritten label). Deep olive-green colored crystals are clustered together, with crystals exhibiting a really nice lustre. Specimen is 1 1/2" x 1" x 1/2", and condition is very good. $55.
Item MS24 - BERYL - Ray Mine, Yancey County, North Carolina; a 3" x 1 3/4" chunk of white quartz matrix has a few light-green beryl crystals running through it. Longest crystal is roughly 3/4" long, and 1/2" wide. $22.
Item MS25 - CALCITE - Blaengwynlais Quarry, near Cardiff, South Glamorgan, South Wales; a really neat grouping of stacked rhombs - snow white and transitioning to a tan color near it's base. Aside from the location rarity (in terms of what I normally come across), this piece is quite aesthetic. Dimensions are 3 1/4" x 2" x 1 1/2", and in fine condition. $110.
Item MS26 - DEMANTOID GARNET - Takeb, Aserbaijan, Iran; (thumbnail) a dark-green, well-formed garnet (dodecahedron), 1/4" in diameter, is perched on top of a small matrix section. Condition is fine. $55.
Item MS27 - SMOKY QUARTZ - Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, North Carolina; a long tessin habit (light) smoky quartz crystal - heavily included with chlorite and horizontally striated along it's central face. Dimensions are 2 7/8" long and 3/4" wide at it's base. Condition is fair, due to a slight ding along one crystal face. $40.
Item MS28 - HEMIMORPHITE - Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico; the inside of a vug is filled with sprays of striated hemimorphite crystals. Note that this mineral is highly fluorescent, giving off a green color in short-wave and a light-pink in long-wave lighting. Specimen measures 2 3/4" x 2" x 3", and condition is good. $100.
Item MS29 - DIAMOND - Aikhal Mine, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia; a large, greasy-grey, octahedral diamond crystal, weighing in at 5.18 carats. These are becoming increasingly hard to get in inventory; this being one that I had acquired some years back. Condition is good. $395.
Item MS30 - TOPAZ - Brazil; (thumbnail) a water-clear, wide, terminated topaz crystal. Specimen is in fine consition. $22.
Item MS31 - AZURITE - Azilal, Beni Mellal, Morocco; a larger specimen of the deep-blue Moroccoan azurite, which also has minor velvet malachite crystals at various spots. Measures 2 3/4" x 2" x 3/4", and condition is good. $70.
Item MS32 - ADAMITE - Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico; (thumbnail) a rolling mass of yellow/green, HIGHLY-fluorescent adamite crystals sits up on a small limonitic matrix. Condition is very good. $25.
Item MS33 - EMERALD in QUARTZ - Crabtree Mine, Mitchell County, North Carolina; (thumbnail) pieces of green emerald are offset against a white quartz and black biotite mica in this specimen. A reasonally-priced emerald from this NC location. $30.
Item MS34 - COBALTOCALCITE - Morocco; a fist-sized specimen of this cobalt-rich variety of calcite (actually it's one full flat side of the matrix piece that's covered). Measurements are 3 3/4" x 2" x 2 3/4". $59.
Item MS35 - AZURITE - Morenci Mine, Greenlee County, Arizona; a high-end azurite! This piece is a cluster of relatively large, dark-blue crystals, forming a rosette. Dimensions are 1 5/8" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/2", and condition is very good. $270.
Item MS36 - AMETHYST on SMOKY QUARTZ - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; (thumbnail sized, but un-mounted) this specimen was acquired as a part of a lot deal from Terry Ledford some years back. It is a combination of amethyst and smoky quartz, with a slightly flattened amethyst growing off the side of a doubly-terminated, light smoky crystal. Full dimensions are 7/8" x 1/2" x 1/2", and condition is good. $24.
Item MS37 - BARITE on QUARTZ - Senorita Mine, Paquin Mining District, Ouray County, Colorado; thin white barite blades sit up on a crystallized quartz-covered matrix piece. Measures 2" x 1 1/2" x 1 3/8", and condition is good. $69.
Item MS38 - RUBY in ZOISITE - Tanzania; a 2 1/2" wide (green) zoisite nodule has a nice red ruby in it's center. Ruby is 1 1/2" in diameter and the six sides are evident. Condition is very good. $158.
Item MS39 - AMETHYST (sceptre) - Little Gem Mine, Jefferson County, Montana; a semi-transparant sceptred amethyst crystal, measuring 1 1/8" x 3/4" x 1 1/2". Crystal termination is good, and crystal has a nice purple color. Condition is good. $85.
Item MS40 - HEMATITE on SMOKY QUARTZ - Alpine Region, Cavradi, Switzerland; a 1 1/4" long, terminated smoky quartz crystal is heavily coated with small hematite plates. Condition is good. $78.
Item MS41 - MIMETITE - Mount Bonney, Northern Territories, Australia; a well-formed, yellow/green, hexagonal crystal of mimetite sits up on a 1 1/4" piece of matrix. Picked up (many) years ago from Joe Polityka at the Goucher College Swap. Condition is very good. $59.
Item MS42 - SMOKY QUARTZ - Old Rist Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; from the new Jamie digs of the Old Rist Mine, this is a 1 1/2" long light smoky crystal sits up on another smoky crystal (and some minor limonite) in this piece. This specimen is nearly a sceptre, in the way that it grows up off the other crystal. Measurements are 1 1/4" x 1" x 2 1/4". Condition is good. $42.
Item MS43 - GOLD in QUARTZ - Leonora, Western Australia; a chunk of white milky quartz has a lot of gold running through it, noticeable from all angles. Specimen has "some heft" to it, and measures 1" x 7/8" x 1/2". $1,275.
Item MS44 - QUARTZ with HEMATITE inclusions - Aouli Mine, Khenifra Province, Morocco; a 7 1/2" long (2" wide) piece of the blood-red "amethyst" from Morocco. Crystals are present across whole top of sepcimen. Condition is good. $60.
Item MS45 - RUTILE on MUSCOVITE - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a single, terminated rutile crystal sits up off a muscovite mica sheet in this piece. Assuredly aesthetic, and in fine condition. $30.
Item MS46 - NEPTUNITE - Gem Mine, San Benito County, California; a half-dozen neptunite crystals, up to 1" in length, are on the surface of a 2" x 2" x 1/4" piece of matrix. Condition is good. $120.
Item MS47 - GARNET in QUARTZ - Gudger Mine, Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina; a dark-red, well-formed garnet is exposed from a white quartz matrix in this specimen. Garnet is roughly 1/4" in diameter, with full specimen measurements at 1 5/8" x 1" x 1/2". Condition is very good. $70.
Item MS48 - RHODOCROSITE - Uchuchaqua, Lima Dept., Peru; a half-dozen, deep-pink, scalenohedral rhodocrosite crystals sit exposed in an open vug. Dimensions are 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/4". Condition is good. $58.
Item MS49 - RUTILE in HEMATITE - Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil; a fine specimen of golden rutile needles radiating out of a plated (chrome-colored ) hematite base. Piece is mounted on a (removeable) small plastic base. Part of the old M. Phantom Minerals inventory (includes Chris' handwritten label). Measures 1" x 1/2" x 1". $78.
Item MS50 - CERUSSITE - Shaft #9, Touissit, Morocco; (thumbnail) two transparant, terminated crystals of this lead carbonate for a "V" pattern. Specimen is good shape. $15.