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C446 - Brochantite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Morocco
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 3 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Brochantite from Morocco [db_pics/pics/c446a.jpg] Brochantite from Morocco [db_pics/pics/c446b.jpg] Brochantite from Morocco [db_pics/pics/c446c.jpg]

Old specimen from the Bruce Murphy collection composed of nothing but Brochantite crystals. This was a rare specimen when Bruce acquired it, and I've not seen much Brochantite specimens from Morocco since. Bright emerald green crystals everywhere. This is likely from the Bou Bekker Mine.


SM483 - Richterite $ 280 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 140
Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.3 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm


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Richterite from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM483a.jpg] Richterite from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM483b.jpg] Richterite from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM483c.jpg]

Terminated single crystal of Richterite, translucent to transparent. Richterite is a mineral not commonly seen in fine gemmy crystals and crystals from this locality in Afghanistan are perhaps the best. This crystal is from the Len Pisciotta collection and was likely found 10+ years ago.


SM592 - Wulfenite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90 SOLD
San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 9.0 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm


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Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592a.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592b.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592c.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592d.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592e.jpg]

This specimen has literally hundreds of thin, flat, yellow-orange Wulfenite crystals on matrix with a dusting of lighter color micro Mimetite crystals on selective faces. It's a classic San Francisco Mine example. All the specimens from this mine are delicate, so it's normal for a few crystals to be incomplete. Overall, a very nice larger example from the locality. Ex. Rocksmiths Minerals.


SM601 - Fluorite and Galena $ 950 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 475
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
large cabinet - 20.0 x 15.0 x 8.0 cm


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Fluorite and Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM601a.jpg] Fluorite and Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM601b.jpg] Fluorite and Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM601e.jpg] Fluorite and Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM601f.jpg]

A beautiful, pristine condition, cabinet size specimen with clear, slightly modified, Fluorite crystals and Galena crystals. The clear translucent Fluorites have a light green intermixed coloration. An old label from 'Flying Pan Mineral Center' of Littleton, Colorado is included with a note on the back showing a price of $65 in 1980. A very well preserved specimen with the only visible damage seen at the peripheral edges of of the matrix. Specimen weight is approximately 7-9 lbs.


SM606 - Sphalerite with Quartz $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru
cabinet - 12.0 x 9.2 x 4.7 cm


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Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606a.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606b.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606c.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606d.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606e.jpg]

Large, dark color Sphalerite crystals dominate the top of this specimen with the largest individual one measuring 3.5cm on edge. The matrix is entirely Sphalerite with the terminated top crystals showing small white druzy Quartz crystals providing a nice contrast. Weight is 1lb, 10oz. Ex. The Rocksmiths Minerals with their old label showing $22 price over 20 years ago. A very clean specimen with only minor contact or chipping to the main crystals.


SM626 - Orpiment $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 4.5 x 2.9 cm


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Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SM626a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SM626b.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SM626c.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SM626d.jpg]

Orpiment on matrix from the famous find at Twin Creeks back in the late 1990's. A group of yellow-orange crystals with chisel terminations contrasts nicely with the dark matrix. Most specimens were crystal clusters without matrix.


C649 - Amethyst scepter $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649c.jpg]

Glassy and transparent amethyst scepter atop white Quartz. Complete all around and undamaged with an area of natural etching on one face. The Amethyst has hair-like black inclusions.


TR14 - Calcite on Amethyst $ 600 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
large cabinet - 20 x 16 x 5 cm


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Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14a.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14b.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14c.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14d.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14e.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14f.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14g.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14h.jpg]

Large specimen of Amethyst with white scalenohedral Calcite crystals. Showy and undamaged.


SM849 - Clinoatacamite with Selenite $ 140 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 70
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM849a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM849b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM849c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM849d.jpg]

Selenite and Chrysocolla lined vug with a cluster of dark green Clinoatacamite. The Clinoatacamite forms a rounded cluster 6mm wide. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens.


SM865 - Prehnite with Graphite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Prehnite with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM865a.jpg] Prehnite with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM865b.jpg] Prehnite with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM865c.jpg] Prehnite with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM865d.jpg]

Yellow Prehnite crystals on a small amount of Graphite. Large, well formed crystals that are lustrous and translucent.


AR2 - Manganoan Adamite $ 750 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 375
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


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Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2a.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2b.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2c.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2d.jpg]

Large, chisel-shaped Adamite crystals on a black matrix. These are the rare and hard to find purple tipped Adamites with a white body color grading up to purple terminations. Individual crystals are up to 2cm tall. Undamaged and glassy with areas of transparency.


AR3 - Scheelite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Darwin, Inyo Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Scheelite from Darwin, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR3a.jpg] Scheelite from Darwin, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR3b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of Scheelite from the well known Darwin lead-silver-zinc district. Sharply formed and in perfect condition. Fluorescent.


AR7 - Wulfenite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Wulfenite from Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria [db_pics/pics/AR7a.jpg] Wulfenite from Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria [db_pics/pics/AR7b.jpg]

Blocky orange Wulfenite crystals in a mound shaped cluster. These thick crystals were much less common than the more typical thin crystals found here. Old hard to find specimen. Crystals reach 1.1cm on edge, undamaged.


AR12 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Silverton, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12c.jpg]

Clusters of pink Rhodochrosite crystals atop Quartz crystals, undamaged.


AR13 - Millerite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13a.jpg] Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13b.jpg] Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13c.jpg]

Partial geode filled with golden hair-like Millerite, undamaged. Classic USA material from a now closed locality.

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