ex. Sam Nasser
A MINIATURE squeezed diagonally opnto one of his thumb display mounts, this IS really a miniature in real life. It is a sharp cluster with extremely 3-dimensional crystals of high quality, and good size, with multicolored patina. It is MUCH MUCH better in person! If ever you wanted one...this is fine, and cheap.
ex. Sam Nasser
most unusual locality specimen, and very rare~!
A SHARP miniature with wonderful iridescent colors and unusually good terminations
A brilliantly metallic cluster with crystals to 1.5 cm, shooting off the top. Pristine display face, minor contact on the sides only.
A stunning thumbnail featuring several 1 to 1.2 cm crystals merging into a hoppered growth atop. These are SHARP in form, as sharp as if they were carved. This is a great thumbnail, almost world-class but for a small, tiny broken point to the lower-left of the cluster atop (and hence the lower price than it would otherwise fetch).
Razor-sharp crystals to 1 cm, in an elegant cluster
A killer toenial-sized specimen with sharp, 2 cm crystals sticking straight up and out, very 3-dimensional. The front and sides are pristine, there is only one break in back, on one of the smaller rear-facing crystals.
A great reference specimen with sharp crystals to 1 cm, though with some minor damage when looked at very closely. From afar, though, you do not see it.
A solid cluster with sharp crystals to 7mm, tucked in upon one another and throwing off lots of reflectins in person, from so many face. Nice for the price!
Thin, sharp crystals to 1 cm on copper-rich sulfide matrix makes for a dramatic display! A little jumbly, hence a low price , but this is VERY RICH and good coverage for the price, I think.
A single 3-cm-tall and wide crystal dominates the right hand of this specimen, with smaller crystals to 2 cm forming a roseate cluster upon the left side. This is the richest, large cluster I have. It is remarkably pristine and in good condition.
Thin, sharp crystals to 1.5 cm on copper-rich sulfide matrix makes for a dramatic display! Large crystalline chalcocites, on hard rock matrix, are just not common from any locality. This piece has some trivial damage when inspected closely (hence a lower price appears here than I expected when I bought it myself), but most crystals are to 1 cm and in good shape.
A sharp, freestanding 1.7-cm crystal crowns this cluster of chalcocite, on hard rock matrix beneath. Aesthetic, well-priced miniature from this new find with a dramatic major crystal atop!
ex. Ernie Schlichter
A SHARP miniature, complete and perfect on both sides, showing machinelike patterning and symmetries. The specimen is actually a floater, complete all around, and is a very elegant example of this old classic find. Most such specimens date to the mid-1800s when the mines here were in their heyday, and many people still to this day consider them the gold standard for the species (or, rather, these and also some few equally old Cornish pieces). . Joe Budd photos
ex. Harold Urish
This is a dramatically crystallized specimen of iridescent, bluish-purple chalcocite from mining in the mid-1990s here at this now reclaimed and closed-off locale. The largest crystal measures 2.5 cm across, and the whole surface is covered with sharp and colorful crystals. A large and very significant specimen from a mine that lasted from 1994-1997 and yet during that short period became world-famous for these incredible chalcocites.
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