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Overlooked Treasures For Sale
Mineral Specimens Personally Recommended by John Betts

Call them what you want: Sleepers, Great Buys, Overlooked. These are minerals that are excellent specimens at reasonable prices. They should have sold quickly. Perhaps the photograph does not adequately describe the beauty of the specimen. Maybe it was added to the site during a slow period and nobody noticed. Perhaps the rarity of the mineral at locality is unappreciated by outsiders. Whatever the reason these are very nice specimens and deserve a second notice.
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Quartz var. Smoky-Amethyst with two-phase inclusion (Enhydro) from Goboboseb Mountains, 43 km west of Brandberg Mountain, Erongo region, Namibia
#70505, Quartz var. Smoky-Amethyst with two-phase inclusion (Enhydro), Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia (c) $125

Elbaite Tourmaline from Mount Mica, Paris, Oxford County, Maine
#64909, Elbaite Tourmaline, Mount Mica, Maine (t) $250

Hematite from BCC Claim #3, near Bouse, Buckskin Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona
#45217, Hematite, BCC Claim #3, Arizona (t) $24

Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada
#66201, Orpiment, Twin Creeks Mine, Nevada (m) $225

Beryl var. Aquamarine (complexly etched crystal) from Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#55955, Beryl var. Aquamarine (complexly etched crystal), Divino das Laranjeiras, Brazil (m) $225

Conichalcite over Chrysocolla from Gold Hill Mine, Toole County, Utah
#72041, Conichalcite over Chrysocolla, Gold Hill Mine, Utah (m) $75

Pyrite with Bornite coating from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
#68753, Pyrite with Bornite coating, Milpillas Mine, Mexico (t) $65

Quartz var. Amethyst from Alto Uruguai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
#69337, Quartz var. Amethyst, Alto Uruguai, Brazil (c) $65

Phosphohedyphane with Vanadinite from Cove Vein, Whytes Cleuch, Wanlockhead, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
#69096, Phosphohedyphane with Vanadinite, Cove Vein, Whytes Cleuch, Scotland (m) $65

Olmiite on Hematite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#53045, Olmiite on Hematite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite) (c) $350

Quartz var. Laguna Agate from Ojo Laguna, Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
#70219, Quartz var. Laguna Agate, Ojo Laguna, Mexico (c) $325

Pyrite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
#68773, Pyrite, Milpillas Mine, Mexico (t) $75

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
#70430, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite, Himalaya Mine, California (t) $225

Microcline (Baveno Law twin) from Moat Mountain, west of North Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#56130, Microcline (Baveno Law twin), Moat Mountain, west of North Conway, New Hampshire (c) $85

Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#69164, Stannite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $95

Prehnite pseudomorphs after Glauberite with Calcite from Fanwood Quarry (Weldon Quarry), Watchung, Somerset County, New Jersey
#69867, Prehnite pseudomorphs after Glauberite with Calcite, Fanwood Quarry (Weldon Quarry), Watchung, New Jersey (c) $65

Heulandite-Sr with Quartz from Touch Reservoir Dam, SW of Stirling, Touch Hills, Stirlingshire, Scotland
#69017, Heulandite-Sr with Quartz, Touch Reservoir Dam, SW of Stirling, Scotland (m) $95

Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#70341, Calcite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (c) $325

Fluorapatite from São Geraldo do Baixio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#64183, Fluorapatite, São Geraldo do Baixio, Brazil (m) $55

Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
#68485, Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite, Milpillas Mine, Mexico (c) $85

Fluorapatite from Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#64136, Fluorapatite, Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Brazil (m) $35

Beryl var. Morganite (etched crystal) from Minas Gerais, Brazil
#66421, Beryl var. Morganite (etched crystal), Brazil (m) $175

Wavellite and Quartz from National Limestone Quarry, Lime Ridge, Mount Pleasant Mills, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
#72351, Wavellite and Quartz, National Limestone Quarry, Lime Ridge, Pennsylvania (c) $95

Spinel in marble from Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam
#64350, Spinel in marble, Sungate Mine, An Phu, Vietnam (m) $295

Calcite (twinned crystals) from Sokolovskiy-Sarbaiskiy Mine, Rudnyy, Kustanay Oblast, Kazakhstan
#43379, Calcite (twinned crystals), Sokolovskiy-Sarbaiskiy Mine, Kazakhstan (m) $175

Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo District, Zacatecas, Mexico
#70313, Pyrargyrite, Fresnillo District, Mexico (t) $175

Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
#68468, Cuprite, Milpillas Mine, Mexico (m) $150

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz (Dauphiné-law twins) from Moat Mountain, west of North Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#71719, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz (Dauphiné-law twins), Moat Mountain, west of North Conway, New Hampshire (m) $75

Analcime on Gmelinite from Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada
#70975, Analcime on Gmelinite, Five Islands, Canada (m) $55

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz with phantom-growth zoning from North Moat Mountain, Bartlett, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#71491, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz with phantom-growth zoning, North Moat Mountain, New Hampshire (m) $25

Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz over Milky Quartz from Deer Hill, Stow, Oxford County, Maine
#34752, Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz over Milky Quartz, Deer Hill, Maine (c) $175

Beryl var. Aquamarine from Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
#70757, Beryl var. Aquamarine, Jos, Nigeria (t) $185

Cerussite (V-twinned crystals) from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#72342, Cerussite (V-twinned crystals), Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (t) $95

Malachite (concentric growth malachite polished slice) from Kolwezi District, Katanga (Shaba) Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
#69890, Malachite (concentric growth malachite polished slice), Kolwezi District, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c) $175

Vanadinite on Quartz from Apache Mine (Vanadium Shaft), 8 km north of Globe, Gila County, Arizona
#72047, Vanadinite on Quartz, Apache Mine (Vanadium Shaft), Arizona (m) $95

Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Cut 62, Humboldt County, Nevada
#65257, Orpiment, Twin Creeks Mine, Cut 62, Nevada (m) $375

Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Kèshíkèténg Qí, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China
#69440, Fluorite on Quartz, Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China (m) $225

Grossular Garnet from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Québec, Canada
#69577, Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (m) $75

Fluorite with Pyrite inclusions from Mina Emilio, Loroñe, Caravia District, Asturias, Spain
#58054, Fluorite with Pyrite inclusions, Mina Emilio, Loroñe, Spain (c) $325

Anglesite on Cerussite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
#57928, Anglesite on Cerussite, Broken Hill, Australia (m) $35

Scolecite with Apophyllite from Cape d'Or, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada
#66029, Scolecite with Apophyllite, Cape d'Or, Cumberland County, Canada (c) $85

Franckeite from Mina San José, Oruro Department, Bolivia
#70220, Franckeite, Mina San José, Bolivia (c) $325

Cerussite (twinned crystals) on Tennantite from Tsumeb Mine, 3rd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#69328, Cerussite (twinned crystals) on Tennantite, Tsumeb Mine, 3rd Oxide Zone, Namibia (t) $225

Elbaite Tourmaline with Quartz from Mount Mica, Pocket #28, Paris, Oxford County, Maine
#70446, Elbaite Tourmaline with Quartz, Mount Mica, Pocket #28, Maine (t) $55

Dolomite and Gypsum on Siderite pseudomorph after Calcite on Pyrite from Turt Mine, Satu Mare, Maramures, Romania
#55933, Dolomite and Gypsum on Siderite pseudomorph after Calcite on Pyrite, Turt Mine, Romania (c) $95

Helvite (Helvine) from Huanggang Mine, Kèshíkèténg Qí, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China
#63030, Helvite (Helvine), Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China (m) $165

Natrolite with Calcite from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
#14992, Natrolite with Calcite, Millington Quarry, New Jersey (m) $35

Wulfenite on Quartz from Zomba District, Malawi
#54669, Wulfenite on Quartz, Malawi (m) $65

Topaz (gem-grade) from Ishkapal, above Sassi, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
#69772, Topaz (gem-grade), Ishkapal, above Sassi, Pakistan (m) $325

Natrolite and Calcite from Hammerunterwiesenthal, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
#56278, Natrolite and Calcite, Hammerunterwiesenthal, Germany (c) $85

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz from North Moat Mountain, Bartlett, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#69525, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz, North Moat Mountain, New Hampshire (c) $125

Magnetite (rare cubic and tetrahexahedral crystal form) with Talc from ZCA Mine No. 4, Fowler Ore Body, 2500' Level, Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York
#70982, Magnetite (rare cubic and tetrahexahedral crystal form) with Talc, ZCA Mine No. 4, Fowler Ore Body, 2500' Level, New York (c) $45

Pyrite with Bornite coating from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
#68734, Pyrite with Bornite coating, Milpillas Mine, Mexico (t) $55

Calcite over Amethyst Quartz from Guanajuato District, Guanajuato, Mexico
#71704, Calcite over Amethyst Quartz, Guanajuato District, Mexico (c) $85

Calcite from Shullsburg District, Lafayette County, Wisconsin
#63262, Calcite, Shullsburg District, Wisconsin (c) $85

Heulandite-Ca from Pune District, Maharashtra, India
#59070, Heulandite-Ca, Pune District, India (c) $35

Pyrite from Victoria Mine, Navajún, La Rioja, Spain
#65234, Pyrite, Victoria Mine, Spain (c) $85

Andradite-Grossular Garnet from Mount Garnet, Tablelands Region, Queensland, Australia
#72044, Andradite-Grossular Garnet, Mount Garnet, Australia (m) $55

Calcite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#70269, Calcite on Quartz, Yaogangxian Mine, China (c) $55

Pirssonite from Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Russia
#69535, Pirssonite, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia (m) $150

Quartz var. Smoky-Amethyst Quartz skeletal crystals from Goboboseb Mountains, 43 km west of Brandberg Mountain, Erongo region, Namibia
#70479, Quartz var. Smoky-Amethyst Quartz skeletal crystals, Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia (m) $85

Vanadinite and Phosphohedyphane over Quartz from Cove Vein, Whytes Cleuch, Wanlockhead, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
#69100, Vanadinite and Phosphohedyphane over Quartz, Cove Vein, Whytes Cleuch, Scotland (m) $95

Scolecite and Apophyllite on green Apophyllite from Bombay Pada Quarry, Mumbai District, Maharashtra, India
#72176, Scolecite and Apophyllite on green Apophyllite, Bombay Pada Quarry, Mumbai District, India (c) $150

Calcite with Quartz from Kalkbrüche, Steeden, Limburg, Hessen, Germany
#54088, Calcite with Quartz, Kalkbrüche, Steeden, Germany (c) $125

Barite over Fluorite on Quartz from Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qianxi'nan, Guizhou, China
#70222, Barite over Fluorite on Quartz, Qinglong Mine, Dachang, China (c) $95

Quartz with Hematite inclusions (with phantom-growth zones) from Orange River, Namakwa, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#68431, Quartz with Hematite inclusions (with phantom-growth zones), Orange River, Namakwa, South Africa (c) $35

Millerite on Dolomite and Quartz from Coldberry Gutter, Teesdale, County Durham, England
#69022, Millerite on Dolomite and Quartz, Coldberry Gutter, Teesdale, England (m) $85

Silver (naturally crystallized native silver) from Andres del Rio District, Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
#70988, Silver (naturally crystallized native silver), Andres del Rio District, Mexico (t) $55

Calcite with phantom-growth zoning from Leiping Mine, Guiyang, Hunan, China
#70049, Calcite with phantom-growth zoning, Leiping Mine, China (c) $150

Grossular Garnet from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Québec, Canada
#55441, Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (m) $150

Calcite (twinned crystals) with Apophyllite and Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
#70232, Calcite (twinned crystals) with Apophyllite and Stilbite, Jalgaon, India (c) $225

Elpidite on Albite from Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
#69558, Elpidite on Albite, Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Canada (t) $45

Ilvaite and Quartz from Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
#56018, Ilvaite and Quartz, Dalnegorsk, Russia (m) $95

Fluorite (exhibiting multiple generation zoning) from Middle Mountain, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#65041, Fluorite (exhibiting multiple generation zoning), Middle Mountain, New Hampshire (m) $55

Pyrite with Bornite coating from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
#68651, Pyrite with Bornite coating, Milpillas Mine, Mexico (m) $85

Mimetite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#70223, Mimetite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (c) $150

Brookite from Kharan District, Baluchistan, Pakistan
#62942, Brookite, Kharan District, Pakistan (t) $150

Schorl Tourmaline from Erongo Mountains, 20 km north of Usakos, Damaraland, Namibia
#68415, Schorl Tourmaline, Erongo Mountains, Namibia (c) $225

Pyromorphite on Quartz from Sarrowcole Vein, Laverock Hall, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Strathclyde, Scotland
#69012, Pyromorphite on Quartz, Sarrowcole Vein, Laverock Hall, Leadhills, Scotland (c) $55

Beryl var. Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline with Hyalite Opal from Erongo Mountains, 20 km north of Usakos, Damaraland, Namibia
#69269, Beryl var. Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline with Hyalite Opal, Erongo Mountains, Namibia (m) $375

Quartz var. Rose Quartz Crystals from Lavra da Ilha, Taquaral, Jequitinhonha River, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#71866, Quartz var. Rose Quartz Crystals, Lavra da Ilha, Taquaral, Brazil (c) $225

Pyrite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
#68728, Pyrite, Milpillas Mine, Mexico (t) $65

Stannite and Muscovite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#69161, Stannite and Muscovite on Ferberite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $95

Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico
#71828, Calcite, Juanita Mine, Magdalena District, New Mexico (m) $35

Mimetite-Pyromorphite from Roughton Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
#71941, Mimetite-Pyromorphite, Roughton Gill Mine, England (m) $55

Topaz and Quartz with Fluorite from Second Sovietskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
#64920, Topaz and Quartz with Fluorite, Second Sovietskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Russia (c) $225

Corundum var. Ruby in Zoisite from Longido, Arusha, Tanzania
#70399, Corundum var. Ruby in Zoisite, Longido, Tanzania (c) $400

Brookite on Quartz from Kharan District, Baluchistan, Pakistan
#57339, Brookite on Quartz, Kharan District, Pakistan (t) $625

Azurite on Duftite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#57557, Azurite on Duftite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Duftite) (m) $975

Quartz (Japan-law twinned) from Llallagua Mine, Bustillos Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
#54889, Quartz (Japan-law twinned), Llallagua Mine, Bolivia (c) $450

Wulfenite on Calcite from Kuruktag Mountains, southeast of Ürümqi, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
#68401, Wulfenite on Calcite, Kuruktag Mountains, southeast of Ürümqi, China (lc) $400

Vanadinite from Acif Mine, Mibladen, Khénifra Province, Morocco
#38840, Vanadinite, Acif Mine, Morocco (m) $400

Wulfenite on Calcite from Kuruktag Mountains, southeast of Ürümqi, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
#68380, Wulfenite on Calcite, Kuruktag Mountains, southeast of Ürümqi, China (c) $400

Calcite from Craig's Quarry, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
#57568, Calcite, Craig's Quarry, Ballymena, Northern Ireland (lc) $75

Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
#65016, Fluorite on Muscovite, Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Pakistan (c) $550

Calcite (twinned crystals) with Sphalerite inclusions from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee
#65869, Calcite (twinned crystals) with Sphalerite inclusions, Elmwood Mine, Tennessee (lc) $225

Vanadinite and Calcite from North Geronimo Mine, La Paz County, Arizona
#60190, Vanadinite and Calcite, North Geronimo Mine, Arizona (lc) $400

Bournonite from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#69111, Bournonite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $550

Spinel in marble from Luc Yen, Yenbai (Yen Bai) Province, Vietnam
#53267, Spinel in marble, Luc Yen, Vietnam (c) $450

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