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Item MS1 - SILVER - Imiter Mine, Dades Region, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco; a fist-sized specimen of vein silver exposed in white calcite. This piece probably weighs 2 pounds, indicating a high silver content. Dimensions are 4 1/4" x 1 3/4" x 3 1/2". Condition is good. $495.

Item MS2 - RUTILE - Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia; (thumbnail) a good-sized, single crystal exhibiting the jet-black color and nice sheen that this location is known for. $95.

Item MS3 - SMOKY QUARTZ - Catawba County, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a wide, doubly-terminated smoky quartz crystal with darker smoky "accents" along the edges of the tips. Condition is good. $19.

Item MS4 - ILVAITE and QUARTZ - Verchniy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia; jet-black, terminated crystals of this calcium/iron sorosilicate radiate upward in this piece. Crystals have a great shine to them, and have minor white calcites growing at spots. Dimensions are 7/8" x 5/8" x 1 7/8". Condition is very good. Mounted on a (removeable) plastic base. $95.

Item MS5 - METEORITE - Campo del Cielo, Argentina; a small sample of this fall in Argentina some 4,000 years ago. This is an iron meteorite, and comes in a 1 1/2" plastic case. Condition is good. $18.

Item MS6 - ANATASE - Nausherwani Mine, Balochistan, Pakistan; roughly a dozen jet-black anatase crystals are dispersed across a 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1 5/8" matrix piece. Crystals are dipyramidal, and in good condition. $60.

Item MS7 - HERKIMER DIAMOND - Herkimer, New York; a grouping of three of these doubly-terminated quartz crystals. Specimen has a smoky coloration and is in good condition. Dimensions are 3" x 2" x 2". $145.

Item MS8 - TOURMALINE on ALBITE - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; two groupings of small, black schorl tourmaline crystals stand out against a white albite/granitic matrix piece. Dimensions are 2 1/2" x 2" x 1 1/2". Condition is good. $78.

Item MS9 - FLUORITE - De'an mine, Jiangxi Province, China; dark-purple, octahedral fluorite crystals are spread across the surface of a 3" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" matrix piece. Individual crystals are up to 1/2" in diameter. Condition is good. $60.

Item MS10 - BIKITAITE - Foote Mine, Kings Mountain, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a bladed, prismatic, colorless crystal of this uncommon lithium mineral. Condition is good. $20.

Item MS11 - BARITE - Sterling, Colorado; (thumbnail) a sample of the light-blue, prismatic crystals with the chisel-shaped termination. Probably Stoneham location, but not identified as such on label. $8.

Item MS12 - WULFENITE - San Francisco Mine, Sonora. Mexico; (thumbnail) a thin, tabular, orange/yellow crystal of this lead molybdate. Crystal is transparant and in good condition. $12.

Item MS13 - MALACHITE pseudomorph after AZURITE - Arkaroola Station, Australia; a large, single wedge-shaped crystal of velvet malachite after an original azurite crystal (pseudomorphed). This deep-green crystal is roughly 7/8" across a face. Condition is very good. $75.

Item MS14 - SIDERITE and BIOTITE MICA - Crabtree Quarry, Wake County, North Carolina; (thumbnail) sharp olive-colored rhombs of siderite have jet-black biotite mica at various places in this specimen. Collected by, and purchased from Gerald in the Raleigh Club some years back. Condition is very good. $18.

Item MS15 - ADAMITE - Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico; (thumbnail) more than a half-dozen light yellow/green adamite crystals sit atop a limonite matrix piece. Condition is very good. $19.

Item MS16 - AMETHYST - Diamond Hill Mine, Antreville, South Carolina; two fine termination crystal tops, with good color and clarity. Bottom is (naturally) sheared, allowing this to sit flat. A good specimen from this location, measuring 2 1/2" x 2" x 1 1/2". $85.

Item MS17 - GYPSUM - Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; a "snowball" of flesh-colored gypsum crystals has two highly-transparant, slender gypsum crystals growing 3/4" up and out of it. Specimen is very aesthetic, and in fine condition. $80.

Item MS18 - AMETHYST - Reel Mine, Lincoln County, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a doubly-terminated amethyst crystal "leans" against another lighter amethyst crystal. The double has nice color and is semi-transparant. Self-collected in early 2016. $11.

Item MS19 - RUTILE with SIDERITE, QUARTZ and MICA - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a 3 1/2" smoky quartz crystal has rutile on it, as well as included in it, and on each of the associated minerals. Full dimensions are 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 4 3/4", and condition is good. $165.

Item MS20 - BOURNONITE on PYRITE - Huanzala, Peru; groupings of striated, steel-grey bournonite crystals are on top of pyrite crystals in this nice Peruvian composite piece. Measures 1 7/8" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/4". Condition is very good. $46.

Item MS21 - PYROPHYLLITE - Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia; the top surface of a 1 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" matrix piece is completely covered by radiating "starburst" patterns of tan-colored pyrophyllite. Specimen is in good shape, and is a good sample from this classic southeastern mine. $24.

Item MS22 - WAVELLITE - Avant, Montgomery County, Arkansas; (thumbnail) a chunk of matrix has both a full wavellite nodule, as well as broken nodules to show the radiating light-green spray of the wavellite crystals. Condition is good. $12.

Item MS23 - PYRITE - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a really nice specimen of pyrite from a NC location that doesn't produce much of it. This piece is pretty much crystallized all the way around it (most assuredly formed in one of the pockets in the hard-rock quarry when it was open. It's now a "Lake", and not being mined). Specimen measures 1 1/4" x 1" x 7/8", and condition is good. $48.

Item MS24 - VANADINITE on BARITE - Mibladen, Morocco; vibrant orange/red barrel-shaped vanadinite crystals grown on top of a white (crystallized) barite matrix piece. Dimensions are 2 1/8" x 1 3/4" x 1". Condition is fine. $16.

Item MS25 - ANATASE - Nausherwani Mine, Balochistan, Pakistan; nearly a dozen sharp, black, dipyramidal anatase crystals are set in a open seam on a 1 1/2" x 1" x 1 1/4" matrix piece. Condition is good. $45.

Item MS26 - STELLERITE - Vulcan Quarry, Manassas, Prince William County, Virginia; probably one of the nicest orange stilbite specimens I've come across from this quarry. I collected this piece about 15 years ago, and it's a botryoidal growth of crystals, measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/4". Condition is fine. $40.

Item MS27 - SILVER - Imiter Mine, Dades Region, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco; a great miniature of silver wire crystals (the piece is loaded with silver). This one measures 1 1/8" x 1" x 3/4", and is (naturally) tarnished, but can be easily cleaned to a bright silver if so desired (I can do it before shipment if you'd like). $140.

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 - AMETHYST - Wrentham, Massachusetts; (thumbnail) a single crystal from a northeastern location not commonly seen on the market. $10.

Item MS30 - RUTILE on DOLOMITE - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a flattened, light-tan/brown group of dolomite rhombs has rutile growing from it. Measures 1 1/2" x 1" x 1/4", and in very good condition. $29.

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 - MALACHITE after AZURITE - Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico; a group of sharp, wedge-shaped crystals of "velvet" malachite. These are pseudomorphs after azurite. The largest crystal is roughly 1" in diameter, with total measurements at 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2", and condition is very good. $90.

Item MS34 - MUSCOVITE MICA with HEMATITE inclusions - Spruce Pine, North Carolina; a large (6" x 3 1/2") sheet of mica loaded with dark hematite forming cross-patterns throughout the sheet. This are a really neat looking NC specimens! $26.

Item MS35 - PYRITE - Huanzala, Peru; a cluster of perhaps a half-dozen octahedral pyrite crystals. The largest crystal is 1" in diameter, and full dimensions are 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". Condition is good. $19.

Item MS36 - CORUNDUM - Mysore, India; a slightly tapered, hexagonal ruby crystal, measuring a little over 1" in diameter and 3/4" tall. Color is a nice red, and condition is good. $75.

Item MS37 - AZURITE - Azilal, Beni Mellal, Morocco; small, dark-blue azurite crystals run along the surface of a 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 1" matrix piece in this specimen. Crystals have a nice lustre to them, and condition is good. $39.

Item MS38 - TOURMALINE - Minas Gerais, Brazil; a thin, terminated, 1 3/4" long tourmaline crystal. Crystal is semi-transparant and blue-green color changing to a pink near the base. Condition is good. $28.

Item MS39 - AZURITE with partial MALACHITE alteration- Touissit, Oujda, Morocco; sharp, dark-blue azurite crystals are perched atop a small matrix section in this specimen. Lower few crystals have pseudomorphed to malachite. Measures 1 1/4" x 5/8" x 1 1/4", and in fair condition. $62.

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 - AMETHYST - Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico; (thumbnail) an inch-long, doubly-terminated amethyst crystal from Mexico. Condition is good. $8.

Item MS43 - SPHALERITE - Shuikoushan District, Hunan Province, China; vibrant, high-lustre, orange sphalerite crystals are spread across the 2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" matrix piece. Crystals have nice clarity to them. Condition is good. $58.

Item MS44 - CERUSSITE - Shaft #9, Touissit, Morocco; (thumbnail) a striated, flesh-colored, transparant crystal of this lead carbonate. Condition is good. $15.

Item MS45 - MANGANOCALCITE - Sovietskiy #2 Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia; a large pink crystal, 2 1/4" in diameter, sits on a small matrix piece. Crystal is complete, and in good condition. Full measurements are 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 1 3/4". $80.

Item MS46 - FLUORITE - Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee; a nice light-colored fluorite cube with purple accents. Cube spans 2 1/2" across a face, and dimensions are 4" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/4". Condition is good. $155.

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 - MANGANAXINITE - Verchniy Mine, Primorskiy Krai, Eastern Russia; hundreds of bladed, chocolate-brown crystals radiate out off an odd-shaped, 3" long and 1 3/4" wide matrix piece. Condition is very good. $120.

Item MS49 - SULFUR - Steamboat Springs, Washoe County, Nevada; a nice miniature of rich yellow-colored sulfur sitting on a small matrix piece. Specimen is mounted on a 1 1/4" plastic base for best orientation. Measurements are 1 1/8" x 1 1/4" x 1". Condition is good. $24.

Item MS50 - SPHEROCOBALTITE - Bou Azzer, Morocco; a thin layer of rose-red crystals of this cobalt carbonate covers one surface of a 1 1/4" x 1" matrix piece. Condition is good. $21.

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