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SM560 - Veszelyite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 7.7 x 5.7 x 4.4 cm


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Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM560a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM560b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM560c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM560e.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 4mm in vugs in matrix. Lots and lots of Veszelyite crystals all over. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China. Bottom of specimen has been sawn flat to better show display angles.


SM606 - Sphalerite with Quartz $ 300 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 150
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.


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.


SM488 - Apatite on Muscovite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2 cm


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Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488a.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488b.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488c.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488d.jpg]

Translucent green Apatite crystals to 1.5cm on a thin cast of Muscovite crystals.


G395 - Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) $ 240 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 120 SOLD
Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland
small cabinet - 7.3 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm


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Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395a.jpg] Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395b.jpg] Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395c.jpg] Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395d.jpg] Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395e.jpg]

A plate-like matrix of water-clear quartz crystals showing an excellent example of a rare gwindel habit group measuring about 2.8cm tall on the right side. Nearly perfect with only minimal contact, mainly at the edges on the back side and difficult to see. A classic Swiss specimen.


SM174 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 280 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 140
Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5 cm


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Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174c.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174d.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174e.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of Gersdorffite, a nickel arsenic sulfide, on matrix with green Annabergite. Crystals reach 2.4cm wide.


SM149 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM149a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM149b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM149c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM149e.jpg]

Bright pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals on matrix. Undamaged.


C285 - Cinnabar in Calcite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c285a.jpg] Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c285b.jpg]

Single yellow scalenohedral Calcite crystal with a sharp phantom of Cinnabar. This is a rare specimen from the old mercury mining district of Terlingua, located near the Mexican border. Cinnabar was discovered here in the 1880s, creating a temporary mining town, now nothing remains but a ghost town.


C279 - Cinnabar $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c279a.jpg] Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c279b.jpg] Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c279c.jpg] Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c279d.jpg]

Deep red, translucent twinned Cinnabar crystals on matrix associated with Quartz crystals. Hard to find specimen from an uncommon old locality.


C272 - color change Dravite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Nchongo, Umba Valley, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


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color change Dravite from Nchongo, Umba Valley, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c272a.jpg] color change Dravite from Nchongo, Umba Valley, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c272b.jpg]

Single Dravite crystal exhibiting the 'Usambara effect' color change (named after nearby mountains). This is a different type of color change than the Alexandrite effect, where the color changes in different types of lighting. In this case, the Dravite crystal appears green in normal lighting, however when a single light source is transmitted through the crystal, at a certain thickness, a sudden color shift from green to red is observed, while less thick areas remain green. Well terminated, complete crystal. This is often demonstrated by taking thin slices of crystals. If, for instance, the critical thickness is 3mm, you can take two slices that are 2mm thick each, and each will appear to be green. If you overlap them slightly, creating a combined thick ness of 4mm the area that is overlapped will appear red. This crystal is dark but very transparent, gem quality.Transparent red with strong backlighting.


C269 - color change Dravite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Nchongo, Umba Valley, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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color change Dravite from Nchongo, Umba Valley, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c269a.jpg] color change Dravite from Nchongo, Umba Valley, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c269b.jpg]

Single Dravite crystal exhibiting the 'Usambara effect' color change (named after nearby mountains). This is a different type of color change than the Alexandrite effect, where the color changes in different types of lighting. In this case, the Dravite crystal appears green in normal lighting, however when a single light source is transmitted through the crystal, at a certain thickness, a sudden color shift from green to red is observed, while less thick areas remain green. Well terminated, complete crystal. This is often demonstrated by taking thin slices of crystals. If, for instance, the critical thickness is 3mm, you can take two slices that are 2mm thick each, and each will appear to be green. If you overlap them slightly, creating a combined thick ness of 4mm the area that is overlapped will appear red. This crystal is dark but very transparent, gem quality.Transparent red with strong backlighting.


C200 - Azurite $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1000
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200e.jpg]

Large group of chunky Azurite crystals. Main crystal is 3.8cm wide across the termination. Translucent along the edges when held to a light. There are small Cerussite crystals present. Undamaged except where it broke away from the host rock on the right side. Comes with an old label from noted Tsumeb collector Carl Acosta and old price of $3,800.


C172 - Feldspar var. Moonstone $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 750
Namalulu, Tanzania
large cabinet - 21 x 19 x 7 cm


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Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172b.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172c.jpg]

New find of crystallized moonstone from Tanzania. Individual crystals to 2cm that display a satiny blue color when turned under lighting. This 'Schiller effect' of color is seen at different angles on the different crystals and was therefore not possible to catch in still photos and these are therefore more colorful and attractive in person. Moonstone crystals are rare! Large, relatively flat crystal covered specimen. Biggest of lot with good blue on crystals.


C164 - Axinite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164a.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164b.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164c.jpg]

Transparent purple blades of Axinite on matrix.


C315 - Descloisite over Wulfenite $ 280 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 140
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.9 cm


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Descloisite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c315a.jpg] Descloisite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c315b.jpg] Descloisite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c315c.jpg]

Blocky Wulfenite crystals coated by Descloisite. Ex. Robert Lambert collection with label. Label is dated 1994.

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