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SM211 - Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz $ 300
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.4 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


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Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211b.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211c.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211d.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211e.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211f.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211g.jpg]

A beautiful specimen hosting sharp black babingtonite crystals with light green prehnite on Quartz points. It's a 'floater' with no apparent point of attachment and no visible damage to any of the species. This example is in pristine condition and is as superb classic from this Chinese locality.


C606 - Calcite with oriented Pyrite $ 300
Freiberg, Germany
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


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Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606a.jpg] Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606b.jpg] Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606c.jpg] Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606d.jpg]

Stacked, flat Calcite crystals with 'Mercedes Benz' inclusions of Pyrite. Comes with an old German label.


C608 - Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite $ 400 SOLD
Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey
miniature - 4.5 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm


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Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c608a.jpg] Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c608b.jpg] Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c608c.jpg]

Bright translucent purple Kammererite crystals with a few small 'starburst' clusters.


C609 - Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite $ 200 SOLD
Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey
miniature - 4 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c609a.jpg] Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c609b.jpg] Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c609c.jpg]

Bright translucent purple Kammererite crystals with Brucite. Crystals to 6mm.


C610 - Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite $ 450 SOLD
Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1 cm


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Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c610a.jpg] Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c610b.jpg] Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c610c.jpg]

Bright translucent purple Kammererite crystals. Thumbnail sized with a dense concentration of high quality crystals.


C611 - Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite $ 550 SOLD
Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey
miniature - 4 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c611a.jpg] Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c611b.jpg] Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c611c.jpg]

Bright translucent purple Kammererite crystals on Chromite. Large, isolated crystals to 1cm in size. There a a couple crystals with cleavage faces, otherwise this would be a four figure specimen. Stunningly beautiful.


C612 - Diaboleite $ 500
Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


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Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612a.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612b.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612c.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612d.jpg]

Colorful and rare specimen from Tiger featuring massive Diaboleite and Diaboleite crystals in small vugs and across the top. Main crystal 7mm wide and translucent. It is a bright 'Linarite" blue, with edge wear across the top edge.


C613 - Tourmaline var. Achroite $ 150 SOLD
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


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Tourmaline var. Achroite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c613a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Achroite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c613b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Achroite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c613c.jpg]

Rare colorless Tourmaline crystal from the Himalaya with a steep pyramidal termination. No damage.


C614 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 650
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614c.jpg]

Green Cuprian Smithsonite rhombs lining a vug in matrix.


C615 - Spessartine with Quartz $ 350
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


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Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615c.jpg]

Gemmy red orange Spessartine crystals surround the base of a transparent smokey Quartz crystal.


C616 - Vivianite $ 400 SOLD
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


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Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616a.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616b.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616c.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616d.jpg]

Terminated translucent purple Vivianite crystals on matrix. Classic old USA specimen that is now hard to find.


C617 - Sphalerite $ 400
Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617a.jpg] Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617b.jpg] Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617c.jpg]

Irridescent purple blue Sphalerite crystals on Quartz, the color reminiscent of Covellite. Beautiful specimen out of an old collection.


C618 - Amethyst after Calcite $ 350 SOLD
Ro Grande do Sul, Brazil
cabinet - 15 x 7 x 6 cm


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Amethyst after Calcite from Ro Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c618a.jpg] Amethyst after Calcite from Ro Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c618b.jpg] Amethyst after Calcite from Ro Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c618c.jpg]

Large hexagonal Calcite crystal that has been replaced by Amethyst. The specimen is covered in a druse of Amethyst crystals except for one side which shows some residual Calcite.


C619 - Diaspore $ 500 SOLD
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c619a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c619b.jpg]

Gem quality V-twin Diaspore crystal. Weighs 20 grams.


C620 - Diaspore $ 300
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
miniature - 5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620c.jpg]

Interconnected, gem quality V-twin Diaspore crystals. Weighs 12.5 grams.

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