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B776 - Magnetite $ 200 SOLD
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm


Magnetite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b776a.jpg] Magnetite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b776b.jpg] Magnetite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b776c.jpg]

Two complete octahedrons of Magnetite from a locality more famous for it's yellow Apatite crystals. Magnetite crystals are often seen associated with the Apatite on matrix specimens, but I've never before seen crystals this large, let alone loose single, complete crystals.


B777 - Chalcedony $ 300
Byšta, Trebišov Co., Košice Region, Slovakia
small cabinet - 6 x 5.3 x 2.5 cm


Chalcedony from Byšta, Trebišov Co., Košice Region, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/b777a.jpg] Chalcedony from Byšta, Trebišov Co., Košice Region, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/b777b.jpg]

Fine example of Chalcedony from the famous Slovak locality. In great condition, nice and translucent.


B779 - Elbaite $ 150 SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.4 x 2 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b779a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b779b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b779c.jpg]

Two dark blue Tourmaline crystals with attached Quartz crystals. Terminated, clean, and undamaged.


B780 - Bournonite $ 200
Chichibu Mine, Honshu, Japan
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Bournonite from Chichibu Mine, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b780a.jpg] Bournonite from Chichibu Mine, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b780b.jpg]

Three old specimens of Bournonite from Japan. Bright with a silvery metallic luster. The smallest specimen is a double terminated crystal.


B781 - Smithsonite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 2 x 2 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b781a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b781b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b781c.jpg]

Bright pink curved rhombs of pink Smithsonite on a Galena matrix.


B782 - Pyrite $ 350 SOLD
Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 3.5 cm


Pyrite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/b782a.jpg] Pyrite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/b782b.jpg] Pyrite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/b782c.jpg]

Sharp, bright cubes of Pyrite crystals in a beautifully shaped specimen. This a great Pyrite from anywhere, but the Greek locality makes it even more special. There are some minor chips here and there, but overall in really good condition.


B783 - Microcline $ 120 SOLD
Hirukawa, Honshu Island, Japan
miniature - 4.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Microcline from Hirukawa, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/b783a.jpg] Microcline from Hirukawa, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/b783b.jpg]

Two specimens of twinned Microcline crystals. Neat pieces out an old collection.


B784 - Sulfur $ 400 SOLD
Cianciana Mine, Agrigento, Italy
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Sulfur from Cianciana Mine, Agrigento, Italy [db_pics/pics/b784a.jpg] Sulfur from Cianciana Mine, Agrigento, Italy [db_pics/pics/b784b.jpg] Sulfur from Cianciana Mine, Agrigento, Italy [db_pics/pics/b784c.jpg]

Elongated single crystal on Sulfur. The crystal itself is 3cm tall and highly gemmy, more gemmy and yellow than the photos convey. The elongated shape is characteristic for this mine. The matrix is a broken shard of crystalline Sulfur, but the crystal itself is complete and undamaged. The amount of matrix could of course be easily reduced to further highlight the crystal.


B785 - Chrysocolla after Boleite $ 350
Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
miniature - 4.3 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm


Chrysocolla after Boleite from Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b785a.jpg] Chrysocolla after Boleite from Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b785b.jpg]

Unusual psuedomorph of Chrysocolla replacing Boleite. These were reportedly found outside of, but nearby, the Amelia Mine.


B787 - Galena after Pyromorphite $ 400
Cornwall, England
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Galena after Pyromorphite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/b787a.jpg] Galena after Pyromorphite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/b787b.jpg] Galena after Pyromorphite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/b787c.jpg]

Rare psuedomorph of Galena replacing a single Pyromorphite crystal.


B788 - Copper $ 380
Houghton Co. Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Copper from Houghton Co. Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b788a.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co. Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b788b.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co. Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b788c.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co. Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b788d.jpg]

Cluster of crystalline Copper with a nice large crystal rising up from the others.


B789 - Anatase $ 450 SOLD
Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Anatase from Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway [db_pics/pics/b789a.jpg] Anatase from Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway [db_pics/pics/b789b.jpg] Anatase from Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway [db_pics/pics/b789c.jpg] Anatase from Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway [db_pics/pics/b789d.jpg]

Fine quality 1.3cm Anatase crystal on matrix. Much better than photos, with a perfect good sized crystal centrally located on matrix.


B790 - Azurite with Malachite $ 400
Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece
small cabinet - 8.9 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790c.jpg]

Beuatiful specimen of solid crystalline Azurite with areas of contrasting Malachite. Good crystals on all sides.



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