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 - MOLDAVITE - Morovia, Bohemia, Czech Republic; a 2" long, slightly turning crystal of this substance formed by a meteorite impact. Condition is very good. $36.
Item MS7 - HIDDENITE - Adam's farm, Hiddenite, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a small sample of this highly sought-after, chromium-rich spodumene, measuring .5 cm in length. Condition is good. $19.
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 - HYALITE OPAL - Chalk Mountain, Spruce Pine, North Carolina; from a recent lot purchase, these fluorescent pieces were dug in the 1960's. This specimen isn't the "low layer" covering matrix, but rather high-standing crystals and a nice quality piece. Measures 2 1/8" x 1 3/4" x 3/4". Larger and smaller pieces also available. $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 - RUTILE - Guibault Claim, Hiddenite, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a single, terminated crystal with a nice sheen to it. Condition is very good. $15.
Item MS13 - EMERALD - Rist Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a nice, semi-transparant emerald crystal from a classic NC collecting locality. This was collected in 1979, when the area was still open to collectors (it's now once again open, but is privately owned and closed). $89.
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 - APATITE on ALBITE - Sapo Mine, Goiabeira, Minas Gerais, Brazil; a well-formed hexagonal apatite crystal, deep-green in color, sits on a 7/8" x 1" a 1/2" albite matrix piece. Condition is very good. $85.
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 - CROCOITE - Dundas, Tasmania, Australia; (thumbnail) a wide, 5/8" long, orange crystal of this lead chromate. Condition is good. $20.
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 - RUTILE (paramorph after Brookite) - Magnet Cove, Arkansas; (thumbnail) a nice example of the rutile after brookite from this classic location. Minor pyrite matrix attached at back, and specimen is in fine condition. $18.
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 - SIDERITE - Crabtree Quarry, Wake County, North Carolina; (thumbnail) stacked, olive-green siderite rhombs comprise this piece, and condition is good. Minor matrix attached to right side. $12.
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 - AMETHYST - Saryshagan, Kazakhstan; a single, deep-purple amethyst crystal sits up on a 3" x 2" x 1 1/2" piece of matrix. The amethyst is 1/2" tall and 1/2" wide. Condition is good. $70.
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 - CALCITE - Verchniy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia; a fine, well-formed, scalenohedral calcite crystal with a nice satin sheen sits on top of a smal calcite crystal lined matrix piece. Mounted on a (removeable) plastic stand for best orientation, and measuring 7/8" x 1 1/4" x 2 3/4". Condition is fine. $45.
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 - MANGANOCALCITE on SPHALERITE - Sovietskiy #2 Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia; light-pink, flattened rhombs of manganocalcite cover much of the surface of a black sphalerite matrix. Dimensions are 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/4", and condition is good. $80.
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.