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C631 - Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648)
Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India
cabinet - 10.5 x 4 x 2 cm


Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c631a.jpg] Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c631b.jpg] Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c631c.jpg]

Laterally compressed translucent white Calcite crystal completely covered by a layer of sugary Quartz crystals, with attached pink Stilbite crystals. Unusual specimen that is reminiscent of Steve Smale's specimen known as 'The Cricket Bat' (see page 117 of the Smale Collection book). A couple of the Stilbite crystals are incomplete, otherwise undamaged, with the Stilbite only on one side. I've never seen another like this.


C632 - Silver $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 324)
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c632a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c632b.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c632c.jpg]

Vein of white Calcite loaded with crytalline Silver with lots of exposed Silver crystals on top. The Silver is present all throughout the Calcite, top to bottom. Out of an old collection from the 1970s.


C633 - Silver $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633b.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633c.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633d.jpg]

Vein of white Calcite loaded with crytalline Silver with lots of exposed Silver crystals on top. The Silver is present all throughout the Calcite, top to bottom. Out of an old collection from the 1970s.


C634 - Silver $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 842)
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634b.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634c.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634d.jpg]

Vein of white Calcite loaded with crytalline Silver with lots of exposed Silver crystals on top. The Silver is present all throughout the Calcite, top to bottom. Out of an old collection from the 1970s.


C635 - Inesite $ 3500 (=~ AUS$ 4534)
Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Inesite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c635a.jpg] Inesite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c635b.jpg] Inesite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c635c.jpg] Inesite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c635d.jpg] Inesite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c635e.jpg]

Old specimen of red Inesite in radial crystals groups on matrix of Xonotlite, with minor amounts of Calcite. Free of damage, fine specimen.


C636 - Tanzanite with Calcite $ 3500 (=~ AUS$ 4534)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Tanzanite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c636a.jpg] Tanzanite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c636b.jpg] Tanzanite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c636c.jpg]

Deep purple blue Tanzanite crystal perched atop a matrix of Tanzanite, Calcite, and Graphite. The Tanzanite is translucent with a jagged termination, and is undamaged. A fine, showy matrix Tanzanite that won't break the bank.


C637 - Prehnite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1554)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637d.jpg]

Along with many other 'world's best of species', Merelani produces the world's best Prehnites (in my opinion). This fantastic specimen is a complete undamaged floater that looks like it was constructed by dropping little grains of Prehnite atop each other until they formed this tall stack of crystals. The rear bottom is black from inclusions of Graphite, and there are Laumontite crystals included on one side near the base. One of the best Merelani yellow Prehnites I've owned.


C638 - Prehnite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638d.jpg]

Outstanding, undamaged cluster of blue Prehnite, crystallized front and back. Rarely do you see blue Prehnites of this quality with such good crystal form. These are also color change, producing different shades of blue in indoor versus outdoor lighting.


C639 - Wulfenite $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 1166)
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c639a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c639b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c639c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c639d.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals on Calcite coated by Desclosite. The Wulfenite reach 2cm in size and have great color and luster. There are two broken off crystals, but all the remaining crystals are undamaged. Highly showy display specimen.


C640 - Rhodochrosite after Shell $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648) SOLD
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 4.9 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c640a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c640b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c640c.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c640d.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present and in perfect condition. One end has been cut to reveal the bubbly pink Rhodochrosite inside.


C641 - Rhodochrosite after Shell $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389) SOLD
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c641a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c641b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c641c.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c641d.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present though not complete. One side has been cut to reveal the bubbly pink Rhodochrosite inside.


C642 - Brucite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 518)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 3.5 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642d.jpg]

Large, solid radial mass of Brucite on matrix. This is an uncommon example well crystallized all around, characteristic of open pocket growth and not growth in tight, contacted seams as are most. Translucent, thick and sturdy.


SM361 - Fluorite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259) SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee
small cabinet - 9.0 x 6.2 x 3.7 cm


Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM361a.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM361b.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM361c.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM361d.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM361e.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM361f.jpg]

The beautiful Fluorites produced by The Elmwood Mine are American Classics. Here is a wonderful example with a group of light purple Fluorite crystals topped with white Barite and several double terminated clear Calcite crystals. The bottom matrix consists of amber color Sphalerite.


SM362 - Sphalerite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194) SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee
small cabinet - 6.7 x 4.3 x 4.3 cm


Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM362a.jpg] Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM362b.jpg] Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM362c.jpg] Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM362e.jpg]

The beautiful Sphalerite crystals produced by The Elmwood Mine in Tennessee are American Classics. Here is a wonderful example with a cluster of gemmy Sphalerite crystals on a druzy Quartz and Calcite covered matrix. Contact to one crystal, otherwise near perfect.


SM363 - Smithsonite replacing Calcite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 324)
San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 12.0 x 9.0 x 4.6 cm


Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363a.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363b.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363c.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363d.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363e.jpg]

The specimen shown is a specimen that has a thin layer of yellow Smithsonite crystals covering pseudomorphed scalenohedral Calcite crystals. It's an aesthetic example of a multi-generation pseudomorph with interesting internal crystal structure showing the original Calcite crystals completely replaced with some other species, then Smithsonite covering all.



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