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SM786 - Rutile with Hematite and Quartz $ 240
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.0 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Rutile with Hematite and Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM786a.jpg] Rutile with Hematite and Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM786b.jpg] Rutile with Hematite and Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM786c.jpg]

A good sized specimen of intergrown golden Rutile needles and black Hematite on Quartz from the classic Brazilian locale for this combination. Individual Rutile needles are free-standing and are seen as inclusions in the 3cm terminated clear Quartz crystal. The bottom has been sawn flat to better display the specimen. Old label shows a price of $300.


SM788 - Andradite var. Demantoid $ 150
Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM788a.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM788b.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM788c.jpg]

Numerous rich green color, gemmy, dodecahedral Demantoid crystals with minor micro Stilbite crystals on matrix. The largest Demantoid crystal measures about 0.6cm across. High luster, gemmy crystals.


SM797 - Richterite $ 90
Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM797a.jpg] Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM797b.jpg] Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM797c.jpg] Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM797d.jpg]

Aggregates of yellow prismatic micro crystals of Richterite with minor Calcite in association. Langban is the type-locality for this rare species.


SM798 - Richterite $ 90
Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
small cabinet - 6.4 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM798a.jpg] Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM798b.jpg] Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM798c.jpg]

Aggregates of yellow prismatic micro crystals of Richterite with minor Calcite in association. Langban is the type-locality for this rare species.


SM810 - Beryl var. Goshenite $ 200
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm


Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810a.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810b.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810c.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810d.jpg]

Well terminated 3.5cm wide crystal of Goshenite (colorless Beryl) on an albite matrix. Glassy luster and transparent at the termination. Double-terminated with Muscovite and tiny garnets attached in areas. Undamaged.


SM813 - Diaspore $ 260
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
small cabinet - 6.0 x 6.0 x 3.0 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SM813a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SM813b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SM813c.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SM813d.jpg]

Large partial V-twin crystal of Diaspore. It is unterminated or etched terminated, as most of these are, and is translucent with transparent zones. This is rare material from old stocks in Turkey, no more is being found as the deposit has been exhausted. Large Diaspore crystals such as this are uncommon.


SM814 - Prehnite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM814a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM814b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM814c.jpg]

Thick cluster of curved blue Prehnite crystals in the rough shape of a 'rosette' on Tanzanite and black Graphite matrix. The color of the blue changes in natural sunlight versus indoor lighting, and gets more deeply colored in the thicker parts. Complete all around, and though there is one area not well crystallized (showing as a lighter colored area), it is undamaged


SM815 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM815a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM815b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM815c.jpg]

Outstanding, sharp cluster of blue Prehnite, crystallized in the form of a rosette. 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.


SM816 - Prehnite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816d.jpg]

Outstanding, sharp cluster of blue Prehnite, crystallized in the form of a rosette. 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.


SM817 - Azurite $ 225
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM817a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM817b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM817c.jpg]

Tabular, deep blue Azurite crystals with attached spheres of green Malachite from the area of the mine where the Volborthite was found. The Azurite has superb luster and areas of bright 'electric' blue color.


SM818 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM818a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM818b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM818c.jpg]

Tabular, deep blue Azurite crystals with an attached sphere of green Malachite from recent finds at Milpillas, which have produced some spectacular Azurite crystals with vivid 'electric' blue color. This is a fine thumbnail sized specimen with no damage.


SM833 - Cobaltian Calcite with Calcite $ 180
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.0 x 5.3 cm


Cobaltian Calcite with Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM833a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM833b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM833c.jpg]

An excellent small cabinet size example of translucent Pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals with white Calcite crystals on matrix. The crystals themselves are in excellent condition with slight contact on one side.


SM834 - Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides $ 350
Zacatecas, Mexico
cabinet - 14.5 x 9.3 x 6.5 cm


Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM834a.jpg] Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM834b.jpg] Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM834c.jpg] Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM834d.jpg]

Large specimen of metallic-gray Jamesonite needles are richly scattered in and amongst hundreds of iridescent multi-colored Chalcopyrite and Pyrite crystals. An excellent cabinet size specimen from the famous Mexican locality. Weight is 1lb, 15oz. or 875 grams.


SM835 - Azurite with Malachite $ 500
Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China
large cabinet - 17.0 x 12.0 x 10.0 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835f.jpg]

This specimen is composed entirely of Azurite and Malachite veins with several open cavities showing high luster blue crystals of the Azurite - essentially a large Malachite geode lined with Azurite crystals. A very showy large cabinet size of the species. Weight approximately 4.0lbs.


SM806 - Baryte with Sphalerite $ 200
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
cabinet - 14.0 x 10.5 x 6.5 cm


Baryte with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM806a.jpg] Baryte with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM806b.jpg] Baryte with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM806c.jpg] Baryte with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM806f.jpg]

During the 1960's and 1970's, The Elmwood Mine in Tennessee was a prolific source of large Sphalerite, Baryte, Galena, and Calcite specimens. This is a well-preserved example from that era that shows white granular Baryte in association with dark wine-red Sphalerite crystals. In great shape with no damage and the only point of attachment seen on the bottom. It retains an old dealer label from 1977. Weight is 3lb, 6.5oz.



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