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Auction Description for Ripley Auctions: Dan Ripley Select: Natural History
Auction Description:
Dan Ripley Select: Natural History

Dan Ripley Select: Natural History

by Ripley Auctions

Platinum House

137 lots with images

June 23, 2012

Live Auction

2764 E 55th Place

Indianapolis, IN, 46220 USA

Phone: 317 251 5635

Fax: 253 322 5430

Email: sales@antiquehelper.com

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Birdstone;

Lot 1: Birdstone;

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Description: Birdstone; Banded slate. 3" Long.

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Spine Back Gorget;

Lot 2: Spine Back Gorget;

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Description: Spine Back Gorget; Ohio. Ex Vietzen. 3 1/2"

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Caddo Pipe;

Lot 3: Caddo Pipe;

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Description: Caddo Pipe; Pottery. Stem restored. Arkansas. 5 1/2"

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Kramer point;

Lot 4: Kramer point;

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Description: Kramer point; Burlington Chert. St. Louis County. 3 1/2". Rechip.

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Clovis;

Lot 5: Clovis;

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Description: Clovis; Coshocton flint. Union County, OH. 2 1/2". Rechip to tip.

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Rosewood;

Lot 6: Rosewood;

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Description: Rosewood; Missouri. Kaolin Flint. 4 3/8".

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Clovis, Sonora Flint;

Lot 7: Clovis, Sonora Flint;

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Description: Clovis, Sonora Flint; Hardin County, KY. 2 1/8"

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Clovis, Carter Cave Flint;

Lot 8: Clovis, Carter Cave Flint;

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Description: Clovis, Carter Cave Flint; Kentucky. 1 7/8"

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Corner Notch Drill;

Lot 9: Corner Notch Drill;

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Description: Corner Notch Drill; Boone Chert. Oklahoma. 3 1/8"

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Spear;

Lot 10: Spear;

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Description: Spear; Boone Chert. Oklahoma. 4 1/2"

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Rare Bird Mortar;

Lot 11: Rare Bird Mortar;

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Description: Rare Bird Mortar; Hardstone. Southwest United States. 2 1/4" H

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Fire starter;

Lot 12: Fire starter;

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Description: Fire starter; Alaska. 2 5/8"

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Engraved Tablet;

Lot 13: Engraved Tablet;

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Description: Engraved Tablet; Engraved both sides. 2 5/8"

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Double Notch;

Lot 14: Double Notch;

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Description: Double Notch; Tennessee. 4 1/8"

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Cobbs;

Lot 15: Cobbs;

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Description: Cobbs; Alabama. 3 1/4"

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Barber Point;

Lot 16: Barber Point;

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Description: Barber Point; Texas. 2 3/4"

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Big Sandy;

Lot 17: Big Sandy;

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Description: Big Sandy; 2 1/2"

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Boat stone;

Lot 18: Boat stone;

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Description: Boat stone; Keel bottom boat stone. Chlorite. Ohio. 4 1/2". Broken and glued.

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Birdstone;

Lot 19: Birdstone;

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Description: Birdstone; Banded slate. Ohio. Ex B. Millen. 4 1/2". Slight damage to one side.

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Green Briar Dalton;

Lot 20: Green Briar Dalton;

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Description: Green Briar Dalton; Tennessee. Fort Payne Chert. 3 3/8"

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Dove tail;

Lot 21: Dove tail;

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Description: Dove tail; Flint Ridge. Ex. Townsend No. 785. Ohio. 5"

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Bar;

Lot 22: Bar;

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Description: Bar; Banded slate. 4"

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Clovis;

Lot 23: Clovis;

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Description: Clovis; Seneca County, OH. Coshocton. 2 7/8"

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Spade;

Lot 24: Spade;

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Description: Spade; Hornstone. 5 1/2" x 3 1/4"

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Spade;

Lot 25: Spade;

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Description: Spade; Mill Creek Chert. Polished bit. 7 5/8" x 3 3/8"

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Spade;

Lot 26: Spade;

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Description: Spade; Mill Creek Chert. 9 3/4" x 4 1/2". Slight damage to edge.

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Carved and inlaid stone figure of a panther of unknown origin;

Lot 27: Carved and inlaid stone figure of a panther of unknown origin;

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Description: Carved and inlaid stone figure of a panther of unknown origin; detailed, full figure of a large cat inlaid with turquoise and shell. Believed to be argillite with a quartz vein highlighting and accentuating the profile. Probably executed in 20th century. 5 1/2" long x 3" high. good condition with a minor chip to one ear.

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African Waterbuck, Male, taxidermy mount;

Lot 28: African Waterbuck, Male, taxidermy mount;

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Description: African Waterbuck, Male, taxidermy mount; Despite its name, the waterbuck is not truly aquatic nor as much at home in water and swamps as is the sitatunga or lechwe. It does, however, take refuge there to escape predators. Physical Characteristics The waterbuck has a long-haired, often shaggy brown-gray coat that emits a smelly, greasy secretion thought to be for waterproofing. In East Africa two types occur, the common waterbuck and the defassa waterbuck, distinguished only by the white pattern on the rump. The common waterbuck has a conspicuous white ring encircling a dark rump, while the defassa has wide white patches on either side of the rump. The waterbuck is a large, robust animal; males are generally about 25 percent larger than the females. Waterbucks have large, rounded ears and white patches above the eyes, around the nose and mouth and on the throat. Only the males have horns, which are prominently ringed and as long as 40 inches. The horns are widely spaced and curve gracefully back and up. They are sometimes used with lethal results when males fight one another over territories. 36" H

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African Sika Deer, Male, taxidermy mount;

Lot 29: African Sika Deer, Male, taxidermy mount;

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Description: African Sika Deer, Male, taxidermy mount; The Sika deer (Cervus nippon) lives in East Asia and is originally from Japan, but they have also been introduced in countries like Africa, Australia, Austria, Denmark, England, France, Ireland, Jolo Island (south of the Philippines), New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, and Morocco. The Sika deer is primarily nocturnal and do not form groups that often. Males are mostly solitary, and only sometimes form groups. Females form groups with their young only during the calving season. They are excellent swimmers. The word 'sikha' in Japanese is the general word for deer. 38"H

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Greater Southern Kudu (taxidermy pedestal mount), Male;

Lot 30: Greater Southern Kudu (taxidermy pedestal mount), Male;

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Description: Greater Southern Kudu (taxidermy pedestal mount), Male; The greater kudu is considered by many to be the most handsome of the tragelaphine antelopes, which includes the bongo, eland, nyala, bushbuck and sitatunga. Physical Characteristics Kudus, both the greater kudu and its close cousin the lesser kudu, have stripes and spots on the body, and most have a chevron of white hair on the forehead between the eyes. Greater and lesser kudu males have long, spiral horns; occasionally a female will have small ones. The greater kudu's horns are spectacular and can grow as long as 72 inches, making 2 1/2 graceful twists. These beautifully shaped horns have long been prized in Africa for use as musical instruments, honey containers and symbolic ritual objects. In some cultures the horns are thought to be the dwelling places of powerful spirits, and in others they are a symbol for male potency. The horns are seldom used in defense against predators; nor are they an impediment in wooded habitats-the kudu tilts the chin up and lays the horns against the back, moving easily through dense bush. Female greater kudus are noticeably smaller than the males. By contrast, lesser kudus are even smaller, about 42 inches at the shoulder; males weigh around 220 pounds while females generally weigh about 50 pounds less. Lesser kudus have smaller horns than the greater kudus and conspicuous white patches on the upper and lower parts of the neck. Although both species are bluish-gray, grayish-brown or rust color, the lesser has five to six more lateral white stripes, for a total of 11 to 15. Both species have a crest of long hair along the spine, and greater kudus also have a fringe under the chin. Habitat Lesser kudus are found in acacia and commiphora thornbush in arid savannas; they rely on thickets for security and are rarely found in open or scattered bush. Greater kudus are found in woodlands and bushlands. Behavior The hierarchy among kudu males is usually determined by age and size. Males of about the same size and age engage in sparring contests in which they approach one another slowly, lock horns and push back and forth until one gives up. Usually no serious injuries result, but remains of animals have been found where the two combatants had locked horns in such a way that they could not disengage. Dominance is usually quickly and peacefully determined by a lateral display in which one male stands sideways in front of the other and makes himself look as large as possible. If the other is suitably impressed, dominance is established. Sometimes males form small bachelor groups, but more commonly they are solitary and widely dispersed. 65"H on 25" x 25" x 30" H base.

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Full mount India Blackbuck, Male, taxidermy on stand;

Lot 31: Full mount India Blackbuck, Male, taxidermy on stand;

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Description: Full mount India Blackbuck, Male, taxidermy on stand; The blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) is an antelope species native to the Indian subcontinent. The blackbuck is the only living species of the genus Antilope. Males and females have distinctive coloration. Male blackbucks are dark brown, black, and white and have long twisted horns, while females are fawn coloured with no horns. The horns of the blackbuck are ringed with 1 to 4 spiral turns, rarely more than 4 turns, and can be as long as 79 cm (31 in). A trophy blackbuck is greater than 46 cm (18 in). In the male, the upper body is black (dark brown), and the belly and eye rings are white. The light-brown female is usually hornless. Blackbucks originally ranged over large tracts of India except in north-eastern India. Today the blackbuck population is confined to areas in Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh,Tamil Nadu and Karnataka with a few small pockets in Central India. In Nepal, the last surviving population of blackbuck is found in the Blackbuck Conservation Area south of theBardia National Park. In 2008, the population was estimated to comprise 184 individuals. Blackbucks generally live on open plains in herds of 15 to 20 animals with one dominant male. Blackbucks are very fast. Speeds of more than 80 km/h (50 mph) have been recorded. Its chief predator was the now extinct Indian cheetah. It is now sometimes preyed upon by wolves and feral dogs. The diet of the blackbuck consists mostly of grasses, although it will eat pods, flowers and fruits to supplement its diet. The maximum life span recorded is 16 years and the average is 12 years. 45" H x 43" L on 40" x 15" x 15" H stand

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African Impala, Male, taxidermy mount;

Lot 32: African Impala, Male, taxidermy mount;

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Description: African Impala, Male, taxidermy mount; The graceful impala is a slender, medium-sized antelope so adaptable that it is found from southern Africa to the northern limits of East Africa. Physical Characteristics The body is reddish-brown with white hair inside the ears, over each eye and on the chin, upper throat, underparts and buttocks. A narrow black line runs along the middle of the lower back to the long tail, and a vertical black stripe appears on the back of each thigh. Unlike other antelopes, impalas have large, brushlike tufts of long, coarse black hair that cover a scent gland located just above the heel on each hind leg. Habitat Impalas are found at grassland and woodland edges, usually very close by water. Behavior Their social organization allows impalas to adapt to prevailing environmental conditions. When food is plentiful, the males become territorial. In home ranges averaging 3 square miles, six to eight dominant males set up territories. They stand with erect posture, rub scent from face glands and make dung heaps to mark their territory. The females form herds of 10 to 50 or more and wander in and out of male territories. If they start to leave the territory, the male tries to herd them back to the center, or he feigns danger just beyond his boundary by taking a stance normally used as a warning sign. He tries to mate with females in estrus and defends his territory from challenging males. Bachelor males are allowed to remain in male territories if they ignore the females. The territorial male's challenger will have worked his way up through the hierarchy of the bachelor group until he becomes the dominant male. He then leaves the group and challenges a territorial male through horn duels, in which the males approach one another with slow, deliberate steps. At a signal, such as swiveling the eyeballs to show the whites or slightly nodding the head, they rush forward and clash horns, attempting to throw one another off balance. Although fighting can be fatal, males are protected by exceptionally thick skin over vulnerable areas. It is not the length of horn that gives a male the advantage but his condition and weight. When a territorial male begins to lose weight from his frantic activity, he is defeated and must return to the bachelor group to recuperate. There are times, however, when this territorial system is not maintained. In drier years the animals have to travel further to obtain food, and many smaller herds of females form. They move in and out of the territories so often that the males are very quickly exhausted. When this happens, territories are abandoned, and large, mixed tranquil herds of females and males form. When feed conditions improve, impalas revert to the territorial system. 34" H with repair to one ear

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Blue Wildebeest, Male taxidermy mount;

Lot 33: Blue Wildebeest, Male taxidermy mount;

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Description: Blue Wildebeest, Male taxidermy mount; The Blue wildebeest (Connochaetes Taurinus), one of two species of wildebeest, is a large mammal of the Bovid family. Muscular in appearance, this animal moves gracefully on slim legs. Although he has a reputation for stampeding, this animal generally moves quietly, but when spooked can charge across the plain at speeds up to 40 mph. The silvery, blue luster on his short-haired hide, differentiates him from the plainer, Black wildebeest, and also gives him the distinction of his name. Parenthesis shaped horns adorn the heads of both the male and female wildebeest. Wide at the base while curving out and upward, the male's horn span can reach 90 cm, 2.95 ft, with the female horns only half that size. Larger than the female, the male can reach a length of 2.5 meters, 7.5 ft, and a weight of 290 kg, 639 lbs, with the female slightly smaller. Since wildebeests must have daily, lengthy drinks, they should always be within 15 to 25 kilometers of potable water. Because of their need to drink, wildebeests are extremely vulnerable at river crossings. There, they are stalked by their enemies. The main predators of the wildebeest are the crocodile, lion, leopard, cheetah, and the hyena. Because wildebeests are grazers they prefer the grasslands of the savannah. Their diet consists mainly of short grass, but sometimes they may eat bark and leaves. The jaw structure, and their wide rows of teeth, prevents them from eating many of the longer types of grasses, compelling them to choose shorter growth. Zebras co-exist with the wildebeest for joint protection, and also allow the wildebeest to benefit from the Zebra's grazing habits of shearing down tall grass, leaving the choice, shorter shoots behind. While the herds are mostly migratory, they will follow a seasonal grazing and watering path. Forming some of the largest migratory herds of all animals, the wildebeest will search for more lush grasses once the rainy season has ended. Yet, some wildebeest do not migrate, and prefer to stay in one area year round, forming small herds. Very territorial, the adult males will occupy their piece of ground for a month, or for the whole year, marking the space with dung heaps, gland secretions, and pawing of the ground. Generally, territories cease to exist once the dry season begins. Africa's large herds of wildebeest have declined the last few centuries because of human habitat, hunting, and environmental droughts. Fencing, and lack of water due to irrigation and farming, has prevented the wildebeest from migrating and entering its usual seasonal ranges. The Blue wildebeest still numbers over a million, and continues to be wide spread throughout Africa. However because of their diminishing numbers, and fear for their survival, conservation efforts are working to repair damaged grasslands and the problems of excessive fencing.

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Black Wildebeest, Male, taxidermy mount;

Lot 34: Black Wildebeest, Male, taxidermy mount;

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Description: Black Wildebeest, Male, taxidermy mount; An Unmistakable Appearance: This antelope, looking like an unkempt moose, has an unmistakable appearance. Its extensive mane extends from back to shoulders and dips over the animal's forehead. Fur color is silver-gray with brown colorations toward the rear. Curved horns sprout from the top of its head and can grow as long as 32 inches in males. At a height of 5 to 7 feet it is surprising that the wildebeest can be vulnerable to crocodile attacks when crossing rivers. Banding Together: From 1 to 4 years of age males form bachelor herds. Later in life they will establish solitary territories. Most wildebeest will band together, however, when making the hazardous seasonal journey to feeding areas, a trip that could be hundreds of miles. he black wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou) is one of two species of wildebeest; the other is, of course, the more numerous blue wildebeest - well known from natural history documentaries, roaming across the Serengeti. It might surprise you to learn that wildebeest, both the blue and black species, are actually a type of antelope. The name 'black' wildebeest is something of a misnomer, as the coat of this species can more accurately be described as ranging from chocolate to very dark brown in color. Its alternative name, the white-tailed gnu, is perhaps better in that it describes the most striking feature of this species; the long white tail. In common with many mammals, the quality of a black wildebeest's coat changes seasonally, becoming thicker in winter; this is clearly a homeostatic adaptation, aiding the maintenance of a stable body temperature. Black wildebeest are herbivorous. Indeed, their diet is not very varied; consisting almost exclusively of grass. However, black wildebeest are highly sought after components of other animals' diets, with their main predators including: spotted hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, lions and crocodiles. Considering black wildebeests weigh in at anything up to 180 kilograms (that's nearly 400lbs), they are quite a meal for a successful hunter but by no means an easy one. Adult males, in contrast, either live solitary lives or form smaller bachelor groups. Interestingly, females tend to be more aggressive than males, with male mating displays consisting largely of only ritualised combat. The black wildebeest breeding season starts in February and ends in April each year. They have a gestation period of just over eight months, with mothers generally giving birth to a single calf in either November or December. The young are weaned after four months but will only reach sexual maturity after about two years for females and three years for males. Black wildebeest can live for up to 20 years. While, the current conservation status of the white-tailed gnu is registered as 'Least Concern', in the recent past their future was much less certain. Indeed, humans, white-settlers in particular, hunted the black wildebeest almost to extinction, and it is thought that all current black wildebeest herds are derived from captive stock rather than natural populations. This is a sad fact in itself, but the currently thriving populations of black wildebeest in north-eastern South Africa serve to highlight the success of captive breeding and release/re-introduction programs. The reason black wildebeest were so heavily hunted is largely because farmers saw them as pests - the meat was, in many cases, only a by-product of the 'pest' control. Furthermore, the white tails of the black wildebeest were commonly saved for use as fly swats, similar to the way in which the live animal would have used the tail itself.

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Purple Fluorite; De'An Mine, Wushan, Jianxi Province, China.

Lot 35: Purple Fluorite; De'An Mine, Wushan, Jianxi Province, China.

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Description: Purple Fluorite; De'An Mine, Wushan, Jianxi Province, China. Extremely desirable Fluorite specimen from the De"AAn Mine displaying approximately 12 discreet dodecahedral crystals with a maximum diameter of 1 in. Unusually deep lavender-raspberry coloration on a white druzy Aragonite matrix. Excellent condition. Size 8 x4 in

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Gem Optical Calcite Crystals on Green Fluorite.

Lot 36: Gem Optical Calcite Crystals on Green Fluorite.

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Description: Gem Optical Calcite Crystals on Green Fluorite. Optical clear Calcite on a greenish-purple Fluorite matrix. Crystals up to 1in. in size. Exceptional glassy luster make this a very showy museum size specimen. size 9 x 6.5 in

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Botryoidal Gem Polished Malachite Specimen; Republic of Congo, Zaire.

Lot 37: Botryoidal Gem Polished Malachite Specimen; Republic of Congo, Zaire.

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Description: Botryoidal Gem Polished Malachite Specimen; Republic of Congo, Zaire. A solid large gem quality Malachite specimen showing diffuse and variegated flower patterns which is polished to a high luster with bright deep green coloration. size 13 x 7 in

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Golden Barite on Matrix; Meikle Mine, Bootstrap District, Nevada.

Lot 38: Golden Barite on Matrix; Meikle Mine, Bootstrap District, Nevada.

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Description: Golden Barite on Matrix; Meikle Mine, Bootstrap District, Nevada. Deep golden colored interlocking tabular crystals up to 3.25 in in size on matrix. Reverse side also nearly completely covered with crystals up to 2 in. in size. The crystals are transluscent with a deep golden color with high lustre. Very attractive large size which displays very well. size 12 x 6 in

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Gem Twin Golden Calcite in Apophyllite and Stilbite Geode; Jalgon, India.

Lot 39: Gem Twin Golden Calcite in Apophyllite and Stilbite Geode; Jalgon, India.

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Description: Gem Twin Golden Calcite in Apophyllite and Stilbite Geode; Jalgon, India. Large 2.5 x 2 in twin golden calcite crystal with perfect undamaged termination with perfect lustre. One face of the calcite shows druzy lustre. Calcite is aesthetically placed in the center of the geode with nice delineation from a 2nd Apophyllite and pink Stilbite crystal. Striking Apophyllite geode background with extensive crystallization 11 x 8 x 6 in.

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Green Fluorite; Orange River, Warbad, Great Namaqualand, Kras Region, Namibia.

Lot 40: Green Fluorite; Orange River, Warbad, Great Namaqualand, Kras Region, Namibia.

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Description: Green Fluorite; Orange River, Warbad, Great Namaqualand, Kras Region, Namibia. Exceptional museum size Fluorite specimen with over 50 discrete crystals of varying size with 2 very large crystals 2.5 x 3 in. giving the specimen a very sculptural and three dimensional appearance. The cubo-octahedral crystals have a unique sea foam green coloration distinctive for this region. size 12 x 8 in.

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Sulfur Crystals on Matrix; Sicily, Italy.

Lot 41: Sulfur Crystals on Matrix; Sicily, Italy.

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Description: Sulfur Crystals on Matrix; Sicily, Italy. Highly desirable, very rare Sulfur specimen from famous pockets mines between 1960 and 1970 in Sicily. This specimen displays a group of intense canary yellow gemmy crystals up to 1 in. in size on a Aragonite matrix. Extremely rare example. 4" x 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" overall.

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Wulfenite Cluster with Calcite; Glove Mine, Arizona, U.S.

Lot 42: Wulfenite Cluster with Calcite; Glove Mine, Arizona, U.S.

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Description: Wulfenite Cluster with Calcite; Glove Mine, Arizona, U.S. Unique specimen from mine which closed decades ago. Specimen consists of honey colored tabular stacked blades of Wulfenite crystals with crystal to maximum height of approximately 2 in. Some crystals have additional deposition of secondary red Calcite. size 7 x 6 in.

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Semseyite; Herja Mine, Maramures Co., Romania.

Lot 43: Semseyite; Herja Mine, Maramures Co., Romania.

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Description: Semseyite; Herja Mine, Maramures Co., Romania. Extremely rare mineral. Exceptionally rich and showy cabinet specimen of lustrous radiating blades of uncommon Semseyite on Sphalerite. size 5 x 3 in

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Gem Ruby Crystal on Calcite; Mogok District, Myanmar.

Lot 44: Gem Ruby Crystal on Calcite; Mogok District, Myanmar.

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Description: Gem Ruby Crystal on Calcite; Mogok District, Myanmar. One large (1 in.) finely terminated deep magenta Ruby crystal on geometric cubic white calcite matrix. Pristine condition with great lustre on Ruby. Displays exceptionally well with great contrast of Ruby on matrix. 4.75 x 3.75 x 2.25 in.

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Manganotantalite; Paprok, Afghanistan.

Lot 45: Manganotantalite; Paprok, Afghanistan.

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Description: Manganotantalite; Paprok, Afghanistan. Extremely rare large example of this rare mineral with Calcite blades on one side and metallic lustre. size 2 x 1.5 in

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Kovdorskite; Tsumeb, Namibia.

Lot 46: Kovdorskite; Tsumeb, Namibia.

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Description: Kovdorskite; Tsumeb, Namibia. Very rare species found at only one locality in the world. It was discovered in 1969. This is an excellent example of a mineral with less than a handful of known great examples. size 3 x 3 in

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Botryoidal Chrysocolla; Arizona, U.S.

Lot 47: Botryoidal Chrysocolla; Arizona, U.S.

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Description: Botryoidal Chrysocolla; Arizona, U.S. Large botryoidal cluster of gem silica Chrysocolla with intense blue-green color with crystals to maximum size of one in. with lustre. size 7 x 5 in

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Calcite; Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tenn.

Lot 48: Calcite; Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tenn.

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Description: Calcite; Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tenn. Very large group of scalenohedral crystals. The calcite is transparent and glassy with deep golden color. Excellent condition with exceptional sculptural qualities. size 8 x 5 in

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Golden Calcite; China.

Lot 49: Golden Calcite; China.

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Description: Golden Calcite; China. Dramatic gemmy crystals up to 2 in. in size on a druzy quartz matrix with glass lustre in pristine condition. Displays very well with radiant sculptural appearance. size 8 x 6 in

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Chocolate Heulandite on druzy Quartz; Jalgaon, India.

Lot 50: Chocolate Heulandite on druzy Quartz; Jalgaon, India.

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Description: Chocolate Heulandite on druzy Quartz; Jalgaon, India. Huge ( more than 3 in.) bow tie shaped rich chocolate colored Heulendite crystal with extreme shiny lustre on a stalactite quartz matrix. size 6.5 x 6 in

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