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Item MS1 - AQUAMARINE - Wiseman Mine, Spruce Pine, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a single blue aqua crystal with nice clarity. Roughly 5/8" long, and in good condition. $48.

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 - LIMONITE - Glen Mabry Farm, near Porters, North Carolina; the largest plate of NC limonite that I've come across, measuring 5 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/4" and loaded with cubic crystals. From the Rodney Leftwich collection, and including his card (under "remarks", he notes that he purchased it at a swap in Winston-Salem in 1976 for 50 cents!). Specimen does have cracks in some places, but appears to be fairly stable. $27.

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 - Golden BERYL - Avery County, North Carolina; (from the recent Paul Burton collection recently acquired). A 1" long, 5/8" wide golden beryl crystal from NC. These are pretty uncommon, and highly sought after. This one has good color, but no transparancy to it. Condition is good. $40.

Item MS14 - CALCITE - Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee; a 2 1/2" long, doubly-terminated, semi-transparant calcite crystal. Old M. Phantom Minerals inventory (with their card). Condition is good. $25.

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 - ANATASE and QUARTZ - Nausherwani Mine, Balochistan, Pakistan; jet-black anatase crystals sit on and in a quartz-lined vug. Measurements are 3 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 2 1/2", and condition is good. $40.

Item MS18 - MILLERITE - Halls Gap, Kentucky; a calcite-lined vug contains numerous needles of this nickel sulfide. Measurements are 1 3/8" x 7/8" x 1", and condition is good. $30.

Item MS19 - BROCHANTITE - Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico; the nicest brochantite I've come across from this location. This specimen is comprised of about 10 crystals radiating out in various directions. The crystals are of nearly-gemmy caliber and exhibit a nice deep-green color and fine lustre. Dimensions are 1 1/8" x 1 1/4" x 1". $170.

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 - SMITHSONITE - Choix, Mexico; a lilac-pink colored, rolling mass of smithsonite is exposed across the surface of a 3 1/4" x 2" x 1 3/4" matrix section. Smithsonite has that silky lustre to the crystals, and is in good shape. $45.

Item MS22 - RUTILE on SMOKY QUARTZ - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a doubly-terminated, light smoky quartz crystal has rutile and mica growing off it. Biggest rutile is .5+ cm in length and terminated. Measures 1 1/2" x 1/2" x 3/4". Condition is good. $38.

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 - OKENITE - Pune, India; a single okenite - the radiating crystals in a spherical white nodule. Specimen measures 1" in diameter, comes in a plastic protective box, and is in vey good shape. $36.

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 - AMETHYST - Four Peaks, Maricopa Co., Arizona; a single, wide, terminated amethyst crystal, 1 1/2" in diameter and in fair condition. $20.

Item MS28 - PETRIFIED PALM WOOD - Polk County, Texas; the end of a tree limb, with one side sliced off to show the interior (note that it's unpolished, but that could easily be done). Dimensions are 3" x 2" x 2 1/4", and condition is good. $49.

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 - CORUNDUM (sapphire) - Haywood County, North Carolina; a grey/blue sapphire, with quartz around it's perimeter, has the top and bottom smoothed to show the sapphire. Note that this is not highly polished - just smoothed out. Measures 1 1/2" x 1" x 5/8". $35.

Item MS34 - OPAL - Virgin Valley, Nevada; a sample of semi-precious opal from Nevada. Specimen measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 3/4", and is an entry-level piece for a collector. $19.

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 - WULFENITE - Los Lamentos, Mexico; roughly 30 orange, tabular, blocky crystals of this lead mineral cover a 2 1/2" x 2" x 2 1/4" matrix piece. Largest crystals are approximately 3/8" in diameter, and condition is good. $98.

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 - RUBY in SMARAGDITE - Macon County, North Carolina; a red ruby sits partially enclosed in a tan-colored, mica-rich smaragdite matrix. Measurements are 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4", with ruby being 5/8" in diameter. Condition is good. $50.

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 - 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 - TOURMALINE in QUARTZ- Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil; a clear, wide, terminated quartz crystal has green tourmaline crystals running through it. Measurements are 7/8" x 1" x 3/4", and condition is very good. $49.

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 - 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 - UNAKITE - Madison County, Virginia; a nice slab of this granitic rock (jasper), with the usual colorful pink orthoclase feldspar and green epidote. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 1/4", and condition is good. $26.

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.

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