Dragon Minerals - New Arrivals Page 17

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25682:
Marcasite - $20
Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri
Miniature - 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0 cm (2.0 x 1.5 x 1.2 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

The display face of this specimen is covered with botryoidal, nearly spherical, marcasite crystal groups. Careful examination of crystal edges shows the a cockscomb structure, verifying marcasite. Mixed sulfides on the back. Sits well for display without needing a stand. No damage. Something a little different from the Sweetwater Mine.







25707:
Beryl (variety Aquamarine) with Opal (variety Hyalite)
Erongo Region, Namibia
Miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm (1.5 x 1.0 x 1.0 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

This small miniature specimen features a cluster of translucent to transparent beryl crystals with just enough blue to be called aquamarine. The majority of the aquas are terminated. The largest aqua has a 1.2 cm 'hat' of colorless, glassy and bubbly hyalite opal, which glows an intense green under both longwave and shortwave UV. Sits well for display as shown without needing a stand. No damage.







25733:
Galena, Sphalerite, and Quartz - $14
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Miniature - 4.9 x 4.4 x 3.7 cm (1.9 x 1.7 x 1.5 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A group of galena crystals -- mostly cubes or flattened cubes -- associated with transparent quartz points and minor black sphalerite. Very typical for galena from this locality. Minor chips and cleaves, but nothing significant on the display face (especially at this price). Sits well for display on a naturally flat base.







25739:
Sphalerite, Galena, and Quartz - $8
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Miniature - 5.3 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm (2.1 x 1.7 x 1.0 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

Lustrous, black sphalerite crystals to about 7 mm plus galena crystals (roughly cubic) to about 1.8 cm along the crystal edge. Minor quartz points also present.







25740:
Sphalerite, Dolomite, and Galena - $8
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Cabinet - 6.3 x 4.0 x 1.9 cm (2.5 x 1.6 x 0.7 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

This flattish specimen features numerous black, striated sphalerite crystals which reach 1.8 cm in size set among small dolomite crystals and a few scattered galena crystals. No damage.




25742:
Galena, Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, and Quartz - $12
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Miniature - 5.8 x 5.4 x 3.8 cm (2.3 x 2.1 x 1.5 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

A cleft in mixed sulfides matrix hosts several matte gray galena crystals (including tabular, nearly hexagonal example in the center) which reach about 1.7 cm.







25743:
Sphalerite and Quartz - $8
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Miniature - 5.4 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm (2.1 x 1.5 x 0.9 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

This specimen consists mostly of lustrous, black sphalerite crystals which reach about 5 mm in size. Accented with scattered, mostly translucent quartz points. Minor chalcopyrite also noted. No damage.







25744:
Sphalerite and Quartz - $8
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Miniature - 5.8 x 4.1 x 3.6 cm (2.3 x 1.6 x 1.4 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

This specimen consists mostly of lustrous, black sphalerite crystals which reach about 1.3 cm in size. Minor quartz. Two sphalerite tips have a tiny bruise, but otherwise no damage is noted.







25746:
Pyromorphite and Galena - $18
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Miniature - 4.7 x 3.7 x 3.7 cm (1.9 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches)
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

The majority of this specimen is a bright galena crystal, trying to be cubic, but also showing areas with a 'melted' appearance commonly seen on galena from Madan. It is the patches of deep green pyromorphite crust -- an unusual Madan association -- which makes this specimen interesting. (There are no Madan pyromorphite photos on Mindat.) Minor cleaves noted on one face, but otherwise no damage to speak of.







25969:
Quartz and Feldspar - $24
Black and Blue Claim, Harris Park, Park County, Colorado
Large cabinet - 12.1 x 7.3 x 5.8 cm (4.8 x 2.9 x 2.3 inches)
ex Ed and Carol Headley collection
Specimen status: Available     Send email to order

This specimen is almost all transparent smoky quartz, having many terminations, much like the Rocky Mountains from which the specimen comes. These terminations are generally pristine, although a few small, scattered chips are noted. Minor, ingrown, massive feldspar also present.



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