Mixed Minerals


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C514 - Smithsonite $ 500 SOLD
Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 8.5 x 6.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c514a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c514b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c514c.jpg]

Large vug filled with a thick layer of Smithsonite. Top satiny luster and great blue/green color.


C515 - Quartz scepters $ 350
Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 5 cm


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Quartz scepters from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c515a.jpg] Quartz scepters from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c515b.jpg] Quartz scepters from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c515c.jpg] Quartz scepters from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c515d.jpg]

Cluster of excellent Quartz scepters with very slight Amethyst coloration. Small Chalcopyrite crystals are attached to the base. Comes with an old Lidstrom's label.


C517 - Amethyst $ 280
Kingston Mtns., San Bernardino Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.9 x 3 cm


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Amethyst from Kingston Mtns., San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c517a.jpg] Amethyst from Kingston Mtns., San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c517b.jpg] Amethyst from Kingston Mtns., San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c517c.jpg] Amethyst from Kingston Mtns., San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c517d.jpg]

Amethyst crystal cluster from the diggings in the Kingston Mountains of eastern California. Most Amethyst from this locality have alot of white Quartz over the purple or are only transluscent and of medium purple color. The very best (in my opinion) are of the style of this specimen, with clear transparent Quartz over deep purple Amethyst. Fine and undamaged.


C518 - Calcite with Mottramite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.6 x 3.1 x 3 cm


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Calcite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c518a.jpg] Calcite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c518b.jpg] Calcite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c518c.jpg]

Cluster lenticular Calcite crystals with green Mottramite. The Mottramite has great color and is both in and outside the Calcite A Tsumeb classic.


C519 - Apophyllite $ 250 SOLD
Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Apophyllite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c519a.jpg] Apophyllite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c519b.jpg]

Cluster of transluscent to transparent Apophyllite crystals with the highly desired green color.


C520 - Cerussite $ 350
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4 x 1.8 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c520a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c520b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c520c.jpg]

Reticulated Cerussite crystal from a limited (one time?) find in the Daoping Mine. An unusual coloration for Cerussite with yellows and pinks making rare and unique specimens. Front and back sides shown.


C521 - Malachite after Azurite $ 400
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c521a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c521b.jpg]

Exceptionally sharp and well formed single crystals of Azurite that has been psuedomorphed to Malachite, though a small amount of the original azurite remains at the termination. There is good 'bulls-eye' patterning in the Malachite on a termination face.


C524 - Andradite with Diopside $ 350
Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524a.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524b.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524c.jpg]

Transluscent Andradite garnet crystals on Diopside. The Andradite crystals reach 9mm in size and are very sharply formed and transluscent amber colored. Fine quality specimen from a rare Arizona locality. Ex. Bruce Murphy collection.


C525 - Rhodochrosite after bivalve $ 600 SOLD
Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Rhodochrosite after bivalve from Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c525a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve from Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c525b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve from Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c525c.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve from Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c525d.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve from Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c525e.jpg]

Fossil bivalve that has been replaced with pink Rhodochrosite. The iron mine where these were found is long closed and these are no longer being found. This is an excellent example with an uncompressed fossil with both halves exposed. Part of one side is cut open to reveal the botryoidal pink interior.


C526 - Rhodochrosite after bivalve $ 400 SOLD
Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite after bivalve from Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c526a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve from Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c526b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve from Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c526c.jpg]

Fossil bivalve that has been replaced with pink Rhodochrosite. The iron mine where these were found is long closed and these are no longer being found. This is an excellent example with complete, uncompressed fossil with both halves present. Part of one side is cut open to reveal the botryoidal pink interior.


C527 - Tourmaline $ 280
Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527a.jpg] Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527b.jpg] Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527c.jpg]

Small but colorful single Tourmaline crystal with alternating shades of pink and green. Weighs 5.4 grams.

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