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M287 - Fluorite $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Fluorite from St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/M287a.jpg] Fluorite from St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/M287b.jpg] Fluorite from St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/M287c.jpg]

Octahedral pink Fluorite crystal intergrown with a blade of Albite. It's really half an octahedron as the back side is smooth and flat. The back is fully crystallized (not a cleavage) and must have grown against another Albite blade. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s. More pink, less yellow/orange than photos.


M406 - Cerussite on Copper $ 425 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 212
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Cerussite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M406a.jpg] Cerussite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M406b.jpg] Cerussite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M406c.jpg] Cerussite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M406d.jpg]

Large mass of Copper crystals with attached Cerussite crystals. The Cerussite crystals show etching. Good dark patina.


M407 - Copper $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Bisbee, Coshise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Copper from Bisbee, Coshise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M407a.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Coshise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M407b.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Coshise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M407c.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Coshise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M407d.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Coshise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M407e.jpg]

Thick, densely packed group of Copper crystals.


M402 - Copper $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M402a.jpg] Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M402b.jpg] Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M402c.jpg] Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M402d.jpg]

Branching, dendritic Copper crystal attached to white rock matrix. Comes with an old Harry Sering label.


M485 - Quartz included by ? $ 80 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 40
Huaron, Peru
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm


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Quartz included by ? from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M485a.jpg] Quartz included by ? from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M485b.jpg] Quartz included by ? from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M485c.jpg] Quartz included by ? from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M485d.jpg] Quartz included by ? from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M485e.jpg] Quartz included by ? from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M485f.jpg]

Double-terminated, glassy Quartz crystal with a dark inclusion of an unknwon mineral. Contact on one face, otherwise a perfect undamaged floater.


M728 - Pyrite with Quartz $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60 SOLD
Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


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Pyrite with Quartz from Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/M728a.jpg] Pyrite with Quartz from Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/M728b.jpg] Pyrite with Quartz from Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/M728c.jpg]

Classic Spruce specimen consisting of a single transparent Quartz crystal with an attached cube of Pyrite. My favorite part is the small Pyrite included within the tip of the Quartz crystal. Undamaged.


M549 - Descloizite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225 SOLD
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
large cabinet - 18.5 x 11 x 10 cm


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Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M549a.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M549b.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M549c.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M549d.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M549e.jpg]

Large specimen of Descloizite crystals on matrix, one of the largest I've ever seen. The Desclozite has a light reddish brown color that is set off nicely by small white Calcite or Dolomite crystals that are present down close to the matrix giving it a certain overall 'brightness'. Very minor damage, especially for an old specimen of this size.


M617 - Peridot $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75 SOLD
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M617a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M617b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M617c.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M617d.jpg]

Highly gemmy vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster on the narrow prism faces and frosted luster on the wider prism faces.


M591 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Butte, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/M591a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/m591b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/m591c.jpg]

Mound-shaped specimen covered by white drusy Quartz crystals and sprinkled with pink Rhodochrosite crystals. Old timer from the famous Butte mining district.


M555 - Quartz with Chalcopyrite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


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Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555a.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555b.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555c.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555d.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555e.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555f.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555i.jpg]

Quartz scepter on a matrix covered by small Quartz crystals and Chalcopyrite. From an obscure old Arizona mine that produced about 100 tons of gold and silver ore from 1896 to 1940. The scepter is 2cm tall and has a highly lustrous scepter head.


M567 - Fluorite with Sphalerite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite with Sphalerite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M567a.jpg] Fluorite with Sphalerite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M567b.jpg] Fluorite with Sphalerite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M567c.jpg] Fluorite with Sphalerite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M567d.jpg]

Cubic yellow Fluorite with a 3.5cm cluster of Sphalerite. The Fluorite has good luster and a thin light blue outer layer. Undamaged.


M593 - Calcite (twin) $ 190 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 95
McBride, British Columbia, Canada
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Calcite (twin) from McBride, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/M593a.jpg] Calcite (twin) from McBride, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/M593b.jpg] Calcite (twin) from McBride, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/M593c.jpg] Calcite (twin) from McBride, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/M593d.jpg]

Large butterfly-twin white Calcite crystal. Good on both sides, undamaged except the very bottom where it detached.


M560 - Hematite on Quartz on Hematite $ 225 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 112
Cumberland, England
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560a.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560b.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560c.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560e.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560g.jpg]

Black, botryoidal 'kidney-ore' covered by large glassy Quartz crystals. A 3.5cm grouping of Hematite crystals sits amongst the Quartz crystals.


M597 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597d.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597e.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597f.jpg]

Dark 1.4cm DT Calcite and another white Calcite crystal on gemmy green Fluorite. I got this piece because it's old and dates back to the 1980s when minerals were first coming out of China. The old label only shows Hunan for the locality. Though not brightly colored, the crystals are glassy, gemmy and undamaged.


M247 - Axinite on Quartz with Albite $ 225 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 112
New Melones Spillway, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Axinite on Quartz with Albite from New Melones Spillway, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M247a.jpg] Axinite on Quartz with Albite from New Melones Spillway, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M247b.jpg] Axinite on Quartz with Albite from New Melones Spillway, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M247c.jpg] Axinite on Quartz with Albite from New Melones Spillway, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M247d.jpg]

Crystals of purple Axinite wtih Quartz crystals on one side and sparkling Albite crystals covering the backside. Fine and undamaged. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s. From a famous find made in the spillway of the New Melones Reservoir.

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