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SM468 - Quartz $ 150
Herkimer, New York, USA
miniature - 4.9 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468a.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468b.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468c.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468d.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468e.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468f.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468g.jpg]

Double terminated 'Herkimer Diamond' Quartz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged.


SM469 - Calcite with Ilvaite $ 150
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469a.jpg] Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469b.jpg] Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469c.jpg]

Interesting specimen showing 3 generations of Calcite. The top half of a scalenohedral Calcite sticks out of a wide rhombic Calcite crystal. Both were later covered by tiny black Ilvaite crystals, then all were overgrown by a final generation of transparent Calcite. You can see the tip of the scalenohedral Calcite covered by Ilvaite underneath the final transparent layer of Calcite.


SM471 - Sapphire $ 150 SOLD
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


Sapphire from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/SM471a.jpg] Sapphire from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/SM471b.jpg] Sapphire from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/SM471c.jpg]

Blue and colorless Sapphire crystal from teh famous gem gravels of Mogok. Double-terminated and undamaged with transparent zones.


SM472 - Pyrite $ 120 SOLD
Ashio Mine, Honshu Island, Japan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Pyrite from Ashio Mine, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/SM472a.jpg] Pyrite from Ashio Mine, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/SM472b.jpg] Pyrite from Ashio Mine, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/SM472c.jpg] Pyrite from Ashio Mine, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/SM472d.jpg] Pyrite from Ashio Mine, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/SM472e.jpg] Pyrite from Ashio Mine, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/SM472f.jpg]

Cluster of undamaged Pyrite crystals with good surface striations. Ex. Akachan o Naki Okazai collection with label.


SM480 - Pyrite $ 320
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain
small cabinet - 5.4 x 5.4 x 5.3 cm


Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480a.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480b.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480c.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480e.jpg]

Large single Pyrite cube from this famous Pyrite locality. This is uncommonly big, and was significant enough to held in a collection for years. There is one defect where the old collection label is still affixed, otherwise perfect all around.


SM481 - Wulfenite $ 280
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM481a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM481b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM481c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM481d.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals on matrix. Main crystal displays very well and is 2.3cm wide. There is a clustr of smaller crystals behind the main crystal. There is a chip on the backside of the main crystal, not visible from the front.


SM483 - Richterite $ 280
Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.3 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm


Richterite from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM483a.jpg] Richterite from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM483b.jpg] Richterite from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM483c.jpg]

Terminated single crystal of Richterite, translucent to transparent. Richterite is a mineral not commonly seen in fine gemmy crystals and crystals from this locality in Afghanistan are perhaps the best. This crystal is from the Len Pisciotta collection and was likely found 10+ years ago.


SM488 - Apatite on Muscovite $ 120
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2 cm


Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488a.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488b.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488c.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488d.jpg]

Translucent green Apatite crystals to 1.5cm on a thin cast of Muscovite crystals.



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