Rare and Unusual


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T130 - Vorobyevite on Tourmaline $ 280 SOLD
Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


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Vorobyevite on Tourmaline from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t130a.jpg] Vorobyevite on Tourmaline from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t130b.jpg] Vorobyevite on Tourmaline from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t130c.jpg]

Hexagonal light blue crystal of Vorobyevite, a varietal of Beryl, attached to a terminated red Tourmaline crystal. Undamaged.


T132 - Lueshite $ 200 SOLD
Lueshe carbonatite, Kivu Prov., Congo
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Lueshite from Lueshe carbonatite, Kivu Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/t132a.jpg] Lueshite from Lueshe carbonatite, Kivu Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/t132b.jpg] Lueshite from Lueshe carbonatite, Kivu Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/t132c.jpg]

A complete 5mm cube of Lueshite from the type locality. Rare, sharply formed crystal. Lueshite is a rare niobium-containing species.


T133 - Cafarsite $ 220
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


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Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t133a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t133b.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t133c.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of the rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate Cafarsite. Good luster with flashes of red/orange color. From the type locality.


T134 - Cafarsite $ 300
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t134a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t134b.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of the rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate Cafarsite. Good luster, from the type locality.


T135 - Cafarsite $ 220
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t135a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t135b.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t135c.jpg]

Complete, sharp single crystal on a small pedestal of matrix. Cafarsite is a rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate. Good luster. From the type locality.


T136 - Cafarsite $ 140 SOLD
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t136a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t136b.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of the rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate Cafarsite. Good luster and form. From the type locality.


T138 - Paracelsian $ 280 SOLD
Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Paracelsian from Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/t138a.jpg] Paracelsian from Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/t138b.jpg]

Single gemmy chisel-terminated Paracelsian crystal. Complete and undamaged. Excellent example of the species, recently traded out of the British museum.


T139 - Hauerite $ 250
Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Hauerite from Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland [db_pics/pics/t139a.jpg] Hauerite from Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland [db_pics/pics/t139b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single Hauerite crystal, a cube modified by octahedral faces.


T140 - Willemite $ 280 SOLD
Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Willemite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/t140a.jpg] Willemite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/t140b.jpg] Willemite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/t140c.jpg]

Thick vein of greenish yellow Willemite. Highly fluorescent. Cut on one side.


T141 - Catapleite $ 275 SOLD
Narsarsuk, Kitaa Prov., Greenland
miniature - 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Catapleite from Narsarsuk, Kitaa Prov., Greenland [db_pics/pics/t141a.jpg] Catapleite from Narsarsuk, Kitaa Prov., Greenland [db_pics/pics/t141b.jpg] Catapleite from Narsarsuk, Kitaa Prov., Greenland [db_pics/pics/t141c.jpg]

Translucent Catapleite crystals to 1cm wide on matrix with golden hair-like crystals of Astrophyllite. Ex Jean Behier and Alain Martaud Collections with labels.


T143 - Zektzerite $ 250 SOLD
Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


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Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t143a.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t143b.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t143c.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of Zektzerite, a rare lithium, zirconium silicate. Pinkish tan in color with gemmy areas and some attached matrix.


T144 - Zektzerite $ 220 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 132 SOLD
Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


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Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t144a.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t144b.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of Zektzerite, a rare lithium, zirconium silicate. Pinkish tan in color with gemmy areas.


T146 - Zektzerite $ 350 SOLD
Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm


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Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t146a.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t146b.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t146c.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of Zektzerite, a rare lithium, zirconium silicate. Pinkish tan in color with gemmy areas and some attached matrix.


T151 - Titanite with Melanite $ 270 SOLD
MTG#2 Mine, San Benito Co., Califonia, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 1.7 cm


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Titanite with Melanite from MTG#2 Mine, San Benito Co., Califonia, USA [db_pics/pics/t151a.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MTG#2 Mine, San Benito Co., Califonia, USA [db_pics/pics/t151b.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MTG#2 Mine, San Benito Co., Califonia, USA [db_pics/pics/t151c.jpg]

Pink Titanite (Sphene) crystals associated with black Andradite var. Melanite. This is one of only a handful of specimens found decades ago from a now lost locality. This region has produced a number of fine and rare minerals such as Benitoite, Andradite, Perovskite, Karpatite, Artinite, Fresnoite, Joaquinite and the list goes on and on. Though people have searched, the Titanite locality has never again been found. The pink translucent crystals reach 7mm in size. A true rarity for a California or San Benito collector.

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