Item MS1 - VIVIANITE - I-95 and Broad Street Underpass, Richmond, Virginia; a 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" grouping of nodules of the radiating black vivianite crystals from Richmond. Condition is good. $56.
Item MS2 - WILLEMITE and CALCITE - Franklin, New Jersey; (fluorescent) this specimen is a 1 1/2" sphere, cut of this fluorescent material. $50.
Item MS3 - BOLEITE - Boleo, Baja California, Mexico; (thumbnail) a .5 cm, extremely sharp (no damage whatsoever), dark-blue cube sits on a small, light-brown matrix piece. From an old collection I purchased recently. Note that this is in MUCH better shape than any others I've found online (and priced significantly lower). Condition is fine. $150.
Item MS4 - TOURMALINE and QUARTZ - Minas Gerais, Brazil; a 1 1/4" clear quartz crystal (terminated), has small elbaite crystals around it's base (which is a 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" chunk of quartz). Condition is good. $35.
Item MS5 - CALCITE on QUARTZ with RHODOCROSITE - Atacocha Mine, Junin Dept., Peru; a hand-sized plate of terminated, silky quartz crystals has both tan calcites and pink rhodocrosite growing off some of the crystals. Specimen is in very good condition, and measures 6 1/2" x 4 3/4" x 1 3/4". $240.
Item MS6 - CHALCOTRICHITE - Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona; (thumbnail) a 5/8" sample of this variation of cuprite from Arizona, "coppery with a slight reddish hue". Condition is good. $19.
Item MS7 - COVELLITE - Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana; a colorful specimen of this rare copper-sulfide mineral. Measures 2" x 1" x 1", and in good shape. $47.
Item MS8 - RUTILE - Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia; (thumbnail) a cluster of crystals of this titanium dioxide mineral, with some faces showing the chrome-coloration. Condition is good. $15.
Item MS9 - SILVER - Imiter Mine, Dades Region, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco; a 1 1/4" piece of matrix is covered with twisted wire silver growing up and off it. Wires grow up to 5/8" high. Condition is very good. $190.
Item MS10 - AMETHYST - Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico; roughly 25 "clear-quartz-capped" amethyst crystals are set on a 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece of matrix. Condition is good. $95.
Item MS11 - ANATASE - Kharan Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan; roughly a dozen sharp, black, bipyramidal anatase crystals are on the surface of a 3" x 2" piece of matrix. A great specimen of this titanium dioxide. $89.
Item MS12 - RUTILE on SMOKY QUARTZ - Hiddenite, North Carolina; a large "cabinet specimen" consisting of a half-dozen rutile crystals (including some terminated, "wider" and a "v-twin") that have grown on a smoky quartz cluster. Specimen measures 6 1/2" x 3" x 3 1/2". $160.
Item MS13 - COPPER - White Pine Mine, Ontonagon County, Michigan; (thumbnail) a small, crystalline piece of copper from one of the largest copper deposits in North America. Condition is good. $10.
Item MS14 - CINNABAR on CALCITE - Tongren Mine, Guizhou, China; blood-red cinnabar crystals, the largest of which is roughly 1/2" to an edge, are contrasted against a white crystallized calcite-covered matrix. Dimensions are 3" x 2" x 1 1/2", and condition is good. $70.
Item MS15 - RED BERYL - Wah Wah Mountains, Juab County, Utah; (thumbnail) a 1/2 cm crystal, deep-pink in color, sits on a small matrix section. Condition is fair. $26.
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 - QUARTZ with CHLORITE inclusions- Rougemont Quarry, Durhan, North Carolina; a 1 1/4" quartz section, relatively "flattened", has a heavily included quartz growth off it's top (inclusion is a dark-green chlorite). Total dimensions are 1 1/4" x 1 1/8" x 1 1/8", and condition is fair. $16.
Item MS18 - PETRIFIED WOOD - Eden Valley, Nevada; a tan-colored "wood grain perimeter" surrounds a jet-black interior in this wood specimen. Piece is 4" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and is sliced to show center. $38.
Item MS19 - APATITE on ALBITE - Sapo Mine, Goiabeira, Minas Gerais, Brazil; a sharp, hexagonal, dark-green apatite crystal sits on a piece of white albite matrix. Crystal has a glassy finish and measures a little over 1/2" across and 1/4" thick. With matrix, it's 1" x 1" x 3/4". Condition is very good. $120.
Item MS20 - BARITE with PYRITE - Joao Pessao, Paraiba, Brazil; (thumbnail) semi-transparant, tan, bladed barite crystals cover the top of a small matrix piece in this specimen. Condition is very good. $10.
Item MS21 - AQUAMARINE - Minas Gerais, Brazil; a 2 1/4" long, very light-blue, terminated Brazilian aqua. Transparancy is good, and condition is very good. $75.
Item MS22 - METEORITE - Sikhote-Alin Mountains, USSR; a good sample of this Russian meteorite, oddly enough, found 71 years ago to the day (Feb 12th 1947, and I made this upgrade on Feb 12th 2018). This chunk weighs 6.2 grams, and comes in a 3" x 4" case. $40.
Item MS23 - COPPER - Dzezkazgan, Kazakhstan; a 1 1/4" long copper "wire"; fully crystallized in a twisted, arborescent growth. Details are great under a loop. Condition is fine. $25.
Item MS24 - AURICHALCITE - Mapimi, Durango, Mexico; a vibrant aqua-blue grouping of fine (thin) crystals of this zinc copper carbonate. Measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 1". $36.
Item MS25 - RUTILE paramorph - Magnet Cove, Arkansas; (thumbnail) a good specimen where the rutile has replaced a group of what was once brookite crystals. Condition is good. $16.
Item MS26 - AMETHYST - Reel Mine, Lincoln County, North Carolina; a fist-sized matrix piece has an exposed vug running up one side with both amethyst crystals and clear druse quartz crystals in it. Measurements are 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". Largest amethyst is over 1/2" in length. Condition is fair. $30.
Item MS27 - HIDDENITE and RUTILE - Adams Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a 1 1/4" plastic vial contains both a 3/8" green hiddenite crystal and 1/2" rutile crystal in it. A good way to get samples from a closed location. Condition is good. $32.
Item MS28 - "Star" MICA - Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil; a light-tan colored, radiating cluster of mica from Brazil. Specimen measures roughly 1" to a side, and comes in a 2" x 2" x 1 1/2" perky box. Condition is good. $29.
Item MS29 - CALCITE with SIDERITE and RUTILE - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a flattened 1 1/4" calcite crystal sits on a grouping of siderite and calcite. Also present is a minor association of rutile. Specimen measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/4". Condition is good. $20.
Item MS30 - FLUORITE - Mexico; a 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 2" cluster of light-purple fluorite cubes, in good shape. $30.
Item MS31 - GOLD in QUARTZ - Burke County, North Carolina; a 2 1/2" x 2" x 5/8" chunk of iron-stained quartz has small gold flakes at various points across it's surface. These are visible with the naked eye, but much more impressive with a loop. Specimen can also be easily cleaned better; possibly exposing more gold. $90.
Item MS32 - STAUROLITE - Ballground, Georgia; a nice St. Andrews cross, brown in color and in good shape. Measures 3/4" tall, and on a (removeable) plastic base. $38.
Item MS33 - ELBAITE TOURMALINE and QUARTZ - Minas Gerais, Brazil; (thumbnail) a dark-green tourmaline crystal has it's top nearly covered with a half-dozen white quartz crystals. Condition is good. $18.
Item MS34 - BOOKS! - a complete set of the mineral magazine "MATRIX", running from it's initial copy in 1988 and until the untimely death of it's editor (Jay Linenger) in 2004. Of all of the mineral magazines I've come across, this is BY FAR the best informational magazine I've ever read, and has a nice historical twist. Copies are in great shape too. NOTE THAT THIS WILL NOT BE UNDER THE HALF-PRICE SALE (it's the first time I've offered it, and there's no sense in me jacking the sale price up to fit.). Shipping will be charged as the actual price to send. $170.
Item MS35 - MICA - Guibault Claim, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" cluster of mica crystals in good shape. Displayed in a 2" x 2" box. $19.
Item MS36 - CORUNDUM (Ruby) - Mysore, India; a nice hexagonal crystal, 1 3/8" across and 5/8" high. Crystal has a good red color to it. $35.
Item MS37 - SELENITE "Wand" - Chihuahua, Mexico; a 7" long selenite crystal; nearly 1" wide and showing nice clarity. Condition is good. $40.
Item MS38 - SELENITE - Lawrence, Kansas; a perfect selenite rhomb, 3" to a side and semi-transparant. Collected by my father and one of his college buddies probably 30 years ago. Stands up and displays well by itself due to a few smaller selenites at the lower bottom. Standing, it measures 4 3/4" x 2" x 1 1/2". Condition is very good. $70.
Item MS39 - WULFENITE - Glove Mine, Santa Cruz County, Arizona; a 2 1/2" x 1" x 1" chunk of matrix has probably 20 bladed, light-yellow wulfenite crystals protruding out of it. Condition is fair. $30.
Item MS40 - CALCITE on QUARTZ - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; roughly 50 white calcite crystals grow on one surface of a 4 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" (re-healed) quartz crystal piece. A nice sample of Hiddenite calcite. $32.
Item MS41 - ANDALUSITE - Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil; (thumbnail) a natural, terminated, semi-transparant andalusite crystal. Relatively "rare", in that I don't see many of these at shows or on the market. Condition is very good. $55.
Item MS42 - RUTILE on LIMONITE - Cleveland County, North Carolina; red rutile crystals are present at various spots on a crystallized limonite base. Specimen is roughly 2" x 1" x 1 1/4", and comes in a 2 x 2 perky box. Condition is very good. $50.
Item MS43 - TOURMALINE - Mt. Mica, Paris Hill, Maine; from a recently purchased collection - olive-green tourmaline crystals are exposed in a quartz matrix. Label attached indicates that this was found in 1966. Measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 3". $48.
Item MS44 - MANGANOCALCITE on SPHALERITE - Sovietskiy #2 Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia; light-pink, flattened manganocalcite rhombs are growing off a crystallized sphalerite matrix. Dimensions are 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/2", and condition is very good. $75.
Item MS45 - TOURMALINE - Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil; two very dark (green) tourmaline crystals form a "V" shape in this specimen. Longest crystal is 1 1/8" long and 1/2" wide. Piece is mounted on a plastic base. $90.
Item MS46 - AZURITE and MALACHITE - La Sal, Utah; a combination piece consisting of both of these copper carbonates, from a location that stopped producing probably 20 years ago. This one is 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2", and in good condition, with azurite growing in the center and on top of malachite. $80.
Item MS47 - Reticulated RUTILE on QUARTZ - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; thin, chrome-colored rutile displays the reticulated cross-pattern as it sits up on the flat faces of a chunk of white quartz. Dimensions are 1 7/8" x 1 1/4" x 1". $45.
Item MS48 - HEMATITE - Beckermet Quarry, Egremont, Cumbria, England; a 1" x 1" high-lustre vug of hematite crystals is exposed in a (noticeably) heavy iron matrix piece. Specimen is mounted on a clear plastic base for best orientation. Full measurements are 1 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/4", and condition is very 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 - METEORITE - Henbury, Central Australia; an 1 1/4" long piece of this fall, discovered in 1931. A nickel-iron, medium octahedrite meteorite. $25.