Item MS1 - PYRRHOTITE on QUARTZ - Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia; a nice, 13.5 x 10.5 x 5 cm plate of slender, frosted quartz crystals with intermittent pyrrhotite groupings in about 20 places. Condition is good, as are quartz crystal terminations and pyrrhotite form. $100.
Item MS2 - AMETHYST - Hopkinton, Rhode Island; (thumbnail) a terminated, sceptred amethyst crystal from a location that I do not find too often. Some matrix contact at top of crystal, but overall condition is good. $18.
Item MS3 - CALCITE with MARCASITE - Brushy Creek Mine, Reynolds County, Missouri; a nearly fist-sized specimen of grey calcite scalenohedrons with an irridescent marcasite coating over perhaps 40% of the piece. Crystal terminations are fine, with dimensions at 11.5 x 8 x 4.5 cms. Condition is very good. $90.
Item MS4 - BARITE - Bartow County, Georgia; (thumbnail) sharp, thin barite blades, with a dark iron-staining, project from a limonite-based matrix. Condition is good. Could be further cleaned to show clear crystals. $8.
Item MS5 - PYROMORPHITE - Mine Les Farge, Pontgibaud, France; a miniature consisting of small pyromorphite "barrels", perhaps 20, spread across a small section of matrix. Measures 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.9 cms, and mounted on a plastic display base. Condition is good. $29.
Item MS6 - AMETHYST - Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico; a good specimen of clustered amethyst, probably 20 crystals, from this remote, mountainous region of southern Mexico. Crystals range from .5 to 2.5 cms in length and show the phantoms that this location is known for. Total dimensions are 9 x 6.5 x 5.2 cms. $72.
Item MS7 - BARITE - Stoneham, Weld County, Colorado; (thumbnail) blue, semi-transparant crystals of barite are joined in parallel in this piece. Crystal terminations are fine, as is lustre and color. $15.
Item MS8 - BARITE - Cerro de Pasco, Peru; milky-white barite blades are clustered in a snake-like fashion in a winding crystal growth. These crystals are semi-transparant and exhibit a nice lustre. Dimensions are 11 x 4 x 4 cms, and condition is very good. $70.
Item MS9 - SMOKY QUARTZ - Catawba County, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a single, terminated, mud-included, light smoky quartz crystal with great lustre. Condition is fine. $19.
Item MS10 - NEPTUNITE - Dallas Gem Mine, San Benito County, California; a dozen-or-so black, monoclinic crystals of this silicate are spread across the front surface of an 8 x 6.5 x 3.3 cm piece of matrix. Condition is good. Two old collection labels come with this specimen. $55.
Item MS11 - STIBNITE - Cavnic, Romania; a nice cluster of wide, steel-grey stibnites, measuring 6 x 4 x 3.4 cms. Condition is good. A nice European specimen. $48.
Item MS12 - SILVER - Imiter Mine, Dades Region, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco; a nice wire-silver specimen - where the wires twist and bend (in a circular pattern) - and where they grow from the end of a 2 x 3 x .4 cm matrix piece. Condition is good. $59.
Item MS13 - ILVAITE - Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia; a fine, jet-black, wide crystal of this sorosilicate of iron and calcium. Crystal is terminated, exhibits nice lustre, and measures 2.1 x 2 x 2.5 cms. Minor quartz crystal association along front side, and mounted on a (removeable) plastic base. $80.
Item MS14 - MILLERITE - Hall's Gap, Kentucky; A 5 x 4.4 x 4 cm piece of limestone has a winding vug that's filled with calcite and millerite sprays. Not the common "geodes" that I come across, but a good sample of this nickel sulfide. Remember when we could actually collect these? Condition is good. $35.
Item MS15 - CALCITE and MICA - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; perhaps 75 flattened calcite rhombs, grey in color, cover the surface of a 8 x 5.5 x 5 cm matrix section. Minor association of muscovite mica. Condition is good. $42.
Item MS16 - GROSSULAR GARNET - Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada; (thumbnail) a nice sample of the chrome (green) grossular's from this well-know hessonite garnet locality. Condition is good. $20.
Item MS17 - CALCITE - Meshburger Quarry, Columbus, Indiana; (thumbnail) a "large", terminated calcite crystal with good yellow color and great clarity. Matrix contact a sides and back of specimen. Condition is good. $11.
Item MS18 - VANADINITE on BARITE - Mibladen, Morocco; vibrant orange, barrel-shaped vanadinite crystals heavily coat the surface of a white barite matrix. Measurements are 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cms, and condition is good. $27.
Item MS19 - DIOPTASE - Altyn-Tyube Mine, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan; emerald-green dioptase crystals (perhaps 15) sit centered on a calcite-lined matrix in this piece. Measurements are 3.5 x 3.8 x 2 cms, and condition is good. $46.
Item MS20 - BARITE - Minerva Mine #1, Cave-in-Rock, Illinois; a nice miniature of snow-white barite, mounted in a vertical orientation (on a plastic base) for best display aesthetics. Measurements are 2.5 x 2.3 x 5 cms, and condition is good. $19.
Item MS21 - CERUSSITE - Tsumeb, SW Africa; (thumbnail) a group of terminated, milky-white crystals with a pearly lustre. Condition is good. $14.
Item MS22 - SPODUMENE - Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan; a 4.6 x 2.3 x 1 cm, glassy-clear (you can read through it), striated spodumene crystal, in very good condition. $80.
Item MS23 - SIDERITE and BIOTITE MICA - Crabtree Quarry, Wake County, North Carolina; situated in a 2" x 2" box is a thin matrix plate with sharp, tan siderite rhombs and jet-black mica on it. Condition is very good. $45.
Item MS24 - RED RUTILE on MUSCOVITE MICA- Yates Brooks Farm, Cleveland County, North Carolina; an 8 x 4.5 x 3.5 grouping of mica crystals has red rutile crystals at various spots along one side. Condition is good. $24.
Item MS25 - BABINGTONITE - Roncari Quarry, East Granby, Connecticut; (thumbnail) a large, jet-black, well-formed crystal with good lustre. Condition is fine. $20.
Item MS26 - SELENITE and HALITE - Salinas de Ocucaje, Pisco, Peru; a combination of semi-transparant halite cubes paired up with terminated, water-clear (yellow) selenite blades makes for an aesthetic specimen. This one measures 5.8 x 4 x 4 cms, and is in good condition. $48.
Item MS27 - APATITE - Tormiq, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan; (thumbnail) a choice, high-end, large, well-formed (tabular) apatite crystal. The price (on the original tag) is $150, as this is a quality piece. In checking other website for similar pieces, these Pakistani apatites are in demand. $150.
Item MS28 - AZURITE on MALACHITE - La Sal, Utah; a cluster of deep-blue rosettes, 4.5 cm in diameter, is centered on a green malachite matrix piece. Dimensions are 7 x 5 x 4, and condition is good. This specimen came in one of the many flats I purchased from Bob Lane (Caveman) who brought these to Tucson close to 20 years ago (when they first came out). $120.
Item MS29 - MIMETITE - Mount Bonney, Northern Territory, Australia; a sharp, hexagonal mimetite crystal (.7 cm in length and .7 cm in diameter) sits up on a small matrix section. Condition is very good, with total measurements at 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cms. $65.
Item MS30 - LIMONITE pseudomorph after PYRITE- Bower's Farm, Aquadale, North Carolina; two cubes, with roughly 3 cm sides, are interlocked this this specimen. Condition is good. Self-collected in 2002. $26.
Item MS31 - AQUAMARINE - Ellis Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a light-blue beryl crystal from the emerald capital of North America. Crystal is roughly 1.5 cm in length, and condition is fair. $29.
Item MS32 - FLUORAPATITE - Panasqueira, Portugal; a 1.2 cm, hexagonal, light blue-grey crystal is set on a 4.9 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm section of crystallized siderite matrix. Picked up some years back at Tucson, when these Portugese specimens were relatively common. Condition is good. $54.
Item MS33 - HEULANDITE - Pato Branco, Bahia, Brazil; flattened brown sheafs of platey heulandite crystals sit on a small, thin basalt matrix piece. Condition is good, with measurements at 4.7 x 3.5 x 1.2 cms. $17.
Item MS34 - TITANITE and QUARTZ - Dodo Deposit, Tyumenskaya Oblast, Northern Russia; sharp titanite crystals, measuring up to 2.8 cm across, are set with and perched atop light smoky quartz crystals. Condition is fair, with dimensions at 8.5 x 3.8 x 6.5 cms. $75.
Item MS35 - HEMATITE - Brumado, Bahia, Brazil; a 4.7 x 4.2 hematite crystal, showing definitive sides and exhibiting a nice chrome lustre. Mounted on a (removeable) plastic base for best orientation. Condition is fine. $75.
Item MS36 - TOURMALINE - Ghousia Mine, Gilgit, Pakistan; (thumbnail) a black, doubly-terminated crystal with a minor albite association. Condition is good. $13.
Item MS37 - CASSITERITE - Huanuni, Bolivia; lustrous black cassiterite crystals are intermixed with terminated quartz crystals as they protrude from the matrix in this specimen. Measurements are 3.7 x 3.5 x 2 cms, and condition is very good. $21.
Item MS38 - FORSTERITE (Peridot)- Shardu, Nooristan, Pakistan; a well-formed, single, terminated crystal from the olivine group. Crystal is semi-transparant, and in good condition. Measures 1 cm wide and 1.4 cm tall. $60.
Item MS39 - AMETHYST - Jackson Crossroads, Wilkes County, Georgia; two terminated crystals, one large and wide, and another smaller near it's back, show the dark purple tops as is so common amongst this Georgia locale. Condition is good, with total measurements at 9 x 6.5 x 3.5 cms. Contact at bottom of crystals, as they sit, where crystals came away from other crystals. $175.
Item MS40 - BARITE - Zlatograd, Bulgaria; frosted-white barite crystals, up to 3+ cm in diameter, are clustered together and sitting on a quartz matrix section. Measurements are 6 x 5 x 5 cms. Condition is good. $55.
Item MS41 - RUTILE - Hiddenite, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a wide, thick piece of a NC rutile crystal. A good "starter sample", showing good crystal striations. $9.
Item MS42 - VANADINITE - Mibladen, Morocco; a nice specimen of vanadinite, with relatively-large, fiery-red, hexagonal crystals (perhaps 30) spread across a matrix piece. Dimensions are 6.6 x 5 x 2.8 cms, and condition is fine. $85.
Item MS43 - CALCITE on GOETHITE - El Potosi Mine, 4th Level, Santo Domingo, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico; (old Dennis Beal's stock - mid 1990's) long, slender, black goethite growths (similar in growth to stalactites) have a nearly 1 cm calcite grouping of semi-transparant calcite rhombs on it. Total dimensions are 12 x 1.5 x .6 cms, and condition is good. $35.
Item MS44 - RHODOCROSITE on QUARTZ - Santa Rita Mine, Casapalca, Peru; light-pink, slightly frosted rhodo rhombs grow atop a crystallized milky-white quartz growth. Condition is good, with measurements at 4.9 x 3.5 x 2.6 cms. $38.
Item MS45 - TOURMALINE - Momeik, Mogok, Burma; a nice specimen of the "mushroom tourmalines", with a 3 x 1.5 x 3 cm rounded tourmaline growth sitting on a quartz matrix piece. Mounted on a plastic base for best orientation. Total measurements are 3.1 x 2 x 4 cms. $90.
Item MS46 - WULFENITE with BARITE - Xichang Mine, Sichuan Province, China; a miniature with small, orange wulfenite crystals coveing the top of a matrix section, along with a minor association of barite blades intermixed with the wulfenites. Dimensions are 3.5 x 4 x 2.8 cms, and condition is good. Looks especially nice under a loop. $20.
Item MS47 - HEMATITE ROSE - Oura Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil; measuring 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cms, this specimen is a cluster of stacked, hexagonal hematite plates with very good metallic (chrome) coloration. Condition is good. $49.
Item MS48 - BERTRANDITE - Bethel, Connecticut; small, pearly crystals of this sorosilicate from a northeastern quarry. A beginner sample, measuring 6 x 6 x 4 cms. $10.
Item MS49 - BROOKITE on SMOKY QUARTZ - Magnet Cove, Arkansas; (thumbnail) a terminated, grey smoky quartz crystal has one large brookite crystal at it's base and numerous smaller ones growing up one side. Condition is good. $12.
Item MS50 - TOURMALINE in QUARTZ - Golcunda Mine, Governor Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil; a cluster of very light smokies, two main ones forming an "x" shape, are very heavily included with black schorl tourmaline (some of which protrudes out onto the surface). Crystal terminations are good, and is condition. Minor white albite present at base (or side depending on how it's displayed). Measurements are 9 x 5 x 6.5 cms. $75.