Item MS1 - PYROMORPHITE - Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; the surface of a 2" x 2" x 1" matrix piece is covered with olive-green pyromorphite crystals. Specimen is in very good condition. $44.
Item MS2 - TOURMALINE - Harvard Quarry, Greenwood, Maine; (thumbnail) a grouping of a half-dozen fat, black schorl tourmaline crystals. Crystals are terminated and in good condition. Not a location I normally encounter in my search for minerals. $23.
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 - EMERALD in QUARTZ - Zambia; four emeralds are exposed from a piece of white quartz. The longest emerald is roughly 3/4" in length, and the emeralds have good color. Total measurements are 3/4" x 7/8" x 1 1/8". $55.
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 - AMETHYST - Reel Mine, Lincoln County, North Carolina; a fist-sized specimen of roughly 50 crystals (up to 3/4" in diameter). Dimensions are 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", and condition is fair, with contact points at edges. $90.
Item MS7 - OKENITE - near Mumbai, India; 1 1/4" growth of the radiating, spherical nodules of this zeolite. Crystals are in very good shape. A nice "snowball"! Comes in a 3" x 2" x 1 3/8" plastic box to help protect it. $40.
Item MS8 - AMETHYST - Reel Mine, Lincoln County, North Carolina; a doubly-terminated amethyst crystal sits on a small plate of white quartz crystals. Crystal is 1" tall and 3/4" wide, and in nice shape. Full dimensions are 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" x 1". A really nice sample of a Reel matrix specimen. $88.
Item MS9 - MALACHITE - Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico; a 6 1/2" long (3 1/8" wide) specimen of rolling masses of the green velvet malachite from Mexico. Condition is good. $79.
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 - PYROMORPHITE - Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Prefecture, China; about 30 light-green, barrel-shaped crystals are on a 1 1/8" x 1 1/2" matrix piece. Specimen is a good quality option, at a reasonable price. $65.
Item MS12 - ANATASE - Hardangervidda, Norway; (thumbnail) two deep-grey, bipyramidal anatase crystals intersect, with the resulting group displayed on the top of a nail head. Specimen is in good shape. $29.
Item MS13 - WULFENITE - Rowley Mine, Maricopa County, Arizona; (thumbnail) a cluster of sharp, deep-orange wulfenite plates, roughly 7/8" across and in fine condition. $13.
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 - ANALCIME - Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada; (thumbnail) a well-formed, 3/4" orthorhombic crystal of this zeolite, in good shape. $24.
Item MS19 - MOLDAVITE - Morovia, Bohemia, Czech Republic; a 2" long olive-green piece of a meteorite projectile. This one is transparant with light behind it, and in good shape. $29.
Item MS20 - JEREMEJEVITE - Erongo Region, Namibia; (thumbnail) two light-blue crystals of this rare aluminum borate are set on a piece of mineral tack (in a TN case). Condition is good. $25.
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 - EMERALD - Muzo, Columbia; (thumbnail) a single crystal, terminated, nice green color, and roughly 3/8" in length. Condition is very good. $50.
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 - FLUORITE on SPHALERITE - Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee; light-purple fluorite cubes, approximately 1/2" across, stand out on a black, crystallized sphalerite base. Dimensions are 3 1/2" x 3" x 2 1/2". Condition is good. $72.
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 - SUGULITE - Africa; a 1 1/2" x 5/8" cabbed piece (rectangular, with an arched top) of this rare cyclosilicate. $20.
Item MS31 - SCHEELITE - King Stope 5, Level East, Camp Bird Mine, Ouray County, Colorado; (thumbnail) a sharp, black, dipyramidal crystal of this tungsten ore. Condition is good. $23.
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 - SMOKY QUARTZ on MICROLINE FELDSPAR - Sawtooth Mountains, Boise County, Idaho; a single deep-chocolate smoky crystal sits up from an off-white feldspar matrix piece. Smoky is 1 1/2" long and 1" wide, and full specimen measurements are 2 3/4" x 2" x 2 3/4". $22.
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 - QUARTZ on MICA - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; two terminated, water-clear quartz crystals are growing up off a crystallized mica base. Quartz crystals are more than 1/2" in length, and full specimen dimensions are 1 7/8" x 1 1/2" x 1". Condition is very good. $49.
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 - AQUAMARINE and SCHORL TOURMALINE on FELDSPAR- Erongo Mountains, Namibia; an aqua crystal - terminated, relatively clean, and with a nice blue color, sits next to a black schorl tourmaline crystal on a small feldspar matrix section. Two smaller aquas are also present, partially under the schorl. Measurements are 1 1/8" x 1 1/4" x 7/8", and condition is very good. $79.
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 - COBALTOCALCITE - Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo; a fist-sized specimen with an open vug full of deep-pink cobaltocalcite crystals and a minor association of black manganese at the edge. Measurements are 4" x 2 3/4" x 2". A nice colorful addition to the collection. $46.
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.