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C544 - Smithsonite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm


Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c544a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c544b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c544c.jpg]

Satiny, transluscent knob of blue Smithsonite. The color is superb!!! It's essentially all solid Smithsonite, contacted on the back and bottom, with just a tiny bit of matrix that the Smithsonite grew around. Out of an old collection.


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C545 - Pyrrhotite with Galena $ 180 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Pyrrhotite with Galena from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/c545a.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Galena from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/c545b.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Galena from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/c545c.jpg]

Pyrrhotite crystal groups with spinel-twin Galena, Quartz, and Chalcopyrite. Highly aesthetic example of Pyrhottite from this locality that has produced many. Damage to the top of the back crystal, otherwise undamaged and good from all angles.
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C546 - Diaspore $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
small cabinet - 7.0 x 2.0 x 0.6 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c546a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c546b.jpg]

Tall single crystal with good transparency. The bottom end is naturally etched, the top has some flat termination faces and one area of contact. These are no longer being found and transparent crystals of this size are uncommon. .


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C547 - Pyrite after ? $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547a.jpg] Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547b.jpg] Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547c.jpg]

Elongated Pyrite groups that have replaced a previous mineral, possibly Calcite, on a matrix covered by Sphalerite. The base of one of the Pyrite crystal groups is visible and whatever was there before is all gone now - nothing but solid Pyrite. Bright, shiny luster and undamaged.
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C548 - Azurite with Malachite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c548a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c548b.jpg]

Hemispheres of blue Azurite to 1.1cm on matrix with tiny spheres of Malachite. The quality and color of the Azurite on this specimen is the best I've seen from Morenci. Undamaged.
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C549 - Silver $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 3.5 cm


Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549a.jpg] Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549b.jpg] Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549d.jpg]

Sheet of solid Silver penetrating between and out of two pieces of matrix. Big piece of Silver, good from both sides.
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C550 - Chondrodite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Mogok, Myanmar
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Chondrodite from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/c550a.jpg] Chondrodite from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/c550b.jpg] Chondrodite from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/c550c.jpg]

Lustrous 1.2cm Chondrodite crystal in white marble. This is both large sized and very well formed. Most are not so uniform in shape nor do they have such well defined, flat crystal faces. Very gemmy also, with one small nick other wise undamaged. A good one.


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C551 - Ferberite with Quartz $ 325 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4 cm


Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551a.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551b.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551c.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551d.jpg]

Well formed large Ferberite crystals associated wtih transparent Quartz crystals. There are also small purple Fluorite crystals, Muscovite, and Arsenopyrite present.
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C552 - Quartz on Calcite (R) $ 175 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Herkimer, New York, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552a.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552b.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552c.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552d.jpg]

Outstanding 3.6cm 'Herkimer Diamond' Quartz crystal on Calcite. Quartz on Calcite are uncommon for the locality, unfortunatley this one came off the Calcite and has been reattached. The Quartz crystal is very transparent and bright, high quality (way better than photos). There is a smaller Quartz attached to the Calcite crystal too.
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C553 - Turgite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 10 x 5 cm


Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c553a.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c553b.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c553c.jpg]

Cluster of Highly irridescent specimen of Turgite. Turgite is a mixture of Hematite and Goethite and was originally described from the Turginsk Mine in Russia. Very colorful specimen with blues, greens, yellows and reds. Out of an old collection dating back to the 60s and 70s.
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C554 - Turgite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c554a.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c554b.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c554c.jpg]

Cluster of Highly irridescent specimen of Turgite. Turgite is a mixture of Hematite and Goethite and was originally described from the Turginsk Mine in Russia. Very colorful specimen with blues, greens, yellows and reds. Out of an old collection dating back to the 60s and 70s.
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C555 - Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555a.jpg] Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555b.jpg] Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555c.jpg]

Schist and Natrolite hosting a superb 2.8cm Neptunite crystal and about 6 Joaquinite crystals. There is also a partial crystal of Benitoite along the lower edge.
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C556 - Diamond $ 2000 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Mir Mine, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 1 cm


Diamond from Mir Mine, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/c556a.jpg] Diamond from Mir Mine, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/c556b.jpg] Diamond from Mir Mine, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/c556c.jpg] Diamond from Mir Mine, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/c556d.jpg]

Single octahedron with trigonal surface growth features and some step growth along some edges. Gemmy, with inclusions that give it an overall grey color in normal lighting. Undamaged, weighs 5.44 carats.


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C557 - Spinel $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 0)
California, USA
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 8 cm


Spinel from California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557a.jpg] Spinel from California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557b.jpg] Spinel from California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557c.jpg] Spinel from California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557d.jpg]

Large 3cm black Spinel crystal on matrix with other smaller Spinel crystals. This is an old specimen from a collection from the 1960s and 70s, and unfortunately there was no further locality information available. Wherever it's from, it has to rate as a significant California Spinel. Undamaged.
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C558 - Calcite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite, Quartz $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Romania
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


Calcite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite, Quartz from Romania [db_pics/pics/c558a.jpg] Calcite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite, Quartz from Romania [db_pics/pics/c558b.jpg] Calcite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite, Quartz from Romania [db_pics/pics/c558c.jpg]

Wafer-like crystals of Calcite, Chalcopyrite crystals with an irridesent blue/black surface coating, Quartz and Pyrite. Not uncommon minerals but an uncommonly pretty, balanced specimen.



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