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SM639 - Rosalite $ 260
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639a.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639b.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639c.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639d.jpg]

Large crystals of translucent Roselite to over 1cm on matrix. One small crystal has a cleave, and one amin crystal is located along the edge and incomplte there, otherwise undamaged. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection and comes with an old dealer label showing a price of $650.


SM640 - Neptunite $ 1500 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM640a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM640b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM640c.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM640d.jpg]

Large crystals with lots of '3-dimensionality' characterize this superb Neptunite specimen. The main crystal is an astonishing 5.3cm long. There is some breakage to a few small, minor crystals, with all the larger crystals perfecta nd undamaged with glassy luster and the characteristic red glints when turned in the light. Ex. Jerry Rosenthal collection.


SM641 - Hematite after Magnetite $ 280 SOLD
Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina
small cabinet - 7.5 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


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Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641a.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641b.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641c.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641d.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641e.jpg]

Shimmering metallic specimen of Hematite that has replaced Magnetite crystals. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. Bright, silvery, and reflective at some angles and more grey at others.


SM642 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 250 SOLD
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 1 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM642a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM642b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM642c.jpg]

Very richly colored Cobaltian Calcite crystals to about 8mm, some very transparent too. Old stock.


SM643 - Sulfur $ 850 SOLD
Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy
cabinet - 11 x 10 x 6 cm


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Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/SM643a.jpg] Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/SM643b.jpg] Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/SM643c.jpg] Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/SM643d.jpg]

Crystallized Aragonite sprinkled with large crystals of Sulfur to 2.5cm in size. This is out of an old collection from teh 1970s era and comes with an old Roberts Minerals label.


SM644 - Brucite $ 220
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM644a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM644b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM644c.jpg]

Pinwheel formation of translucent yellow Brucite on matrix from recent finds in Pakistan. Undamaged and good from both sides. Brucite specimen that are both on matrix and not contacted are uncommon.


SM645 - Rhodochrosite with Quartz $ 300 SOLD
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/SM645a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/SM645b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/SM645c.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/SM645d.jpg]

Large specimen with scalenohedral Rhodochrosite crystals associated with Quartz crystals. The Rhodo crystals reach 1.2cm in length and have gemmy sections, some coming to a point and others more stunted in growth.


SM646 - Babingtonite $ 150
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646a.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646b.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646c.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646d.jpg]

Cluster of Babingtonite crystals from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals have broad, flat terminations to 1.7cm wide. It's essentially a floater, well crystallized all around with a couple areas of contact.


SM648 - Topaz $ 180 SOLD
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM648a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM648c.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM648d.jpg]

Single Toapz crystal with a pink body color and more typical orange color at the termination. Uncommon!


SM649 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 550 SOLD
Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/SM649a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/SM649b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/SM649c.jpg]

Single gem crystal with great clarity and tremendous green color that has a presence greater than expected for it's size. This was the single best crystal out of a small parcel I acquired from a gem dealer. Complete all around and undamaged except for a couple very slight edge nicks.


SM650 - Scapolite $ 650
Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650c.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650d.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650e.jpg]

Single yellow Scapolite with a more uncommon wide crystal form. Gemmy with glassy surface luster, complete all around and undamaged.


SM651 - Spinel $ 500 SOLD
Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Spinel from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM651a.jpg] Spinel from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM651b.jpg] Spinel from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM651c.jpg] Spinel from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM651e.jpg]

Cluster of intergrown purple Spinel crystals with individual crystals to over 2cm. There are a couple contacts but it's overall in very good condition and crystallized all around, and I've not seen many purple Spinels from Tanzania, this being only my second one (and the largest).


SM660 - Tremolite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM660a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM660b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM660c.jpg]

An unusually well formed single Tremolite crystal from recent finds. The crystal has a smooth, flat termination and good clarity.


SM661 - Tremolite $ 300 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM661a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM661b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM661c.jpg]

An unusually well formed single Tremolite crystal from recent finds. The crystal has a smooth, flat termination and good clarity.

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