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J667 - Orpiment $ 275 (=~ € 224)
Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 3.5 cm


Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J667a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J667b.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J667c.jpg]

Good coverage of golden Orpiment crystals. The Twin Creeks Mine is a large open pit Gold mine in central Nevada. The Orpiment was found during Gold mining operations in the 1990s. In excellent condition.


J752 - Stannite $ 75 (=~ € 61)
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


Stannite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J752a.jpg] Stannite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J752b.jpg] Stannite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J752c.jpg]

Superb lustrous metallic crystals of the rare mineral Stannite from Bolivia. Stannite is a rare sulfide of copper, iron, and tin. Zinc commonly occurs with the iron and trace germanium may be present. Slightly irridescent.


J751 - Stannite $ 125 (=~ € 102)
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Stannite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J751a.jpg] Stannite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J751b.jpg] Stannite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J751c.jpg]

Superb lustrous metallic crystals of the rare mineral Stannite from Bolivia. Stannite is a rare sulfide of copper, iron, and tin. Zinc commonly occurs with the iron and trace germanium may be present. Slightly irridescent, well crystallized all around.


J755 - Pyrargyrite $ 350 (=~ € 285)
Peru
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Pyrargyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J755a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J755b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J755c.jpg]

Cluster of dark red Pyrargyrite crystals. Main crystal is complete and 1.8cm wide.


J770 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 450 (=~ € 366)
China
cabinet - 11 x 9 x 4 cm


Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770d.jpg]

Translucent green octahedrons of Fluorite on a Quartz crystal coated matrix. This is a floater well crystallized on all sides with no points of contact. In exceelent condition with damage to one crystal on the back and a small cleave on one crystal visible from the front, otherwise all are perfect, including the Quartz.


J715 - Diopside with Tsavorite $ 150 (=~ € 122)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715a.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715b.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715c.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715d.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715e.jpg]

Cluster of Diopside crystals with attached Tsavorite. A couple small points of contact present but it's basically a floater with Diopside crystals sticking out in all directions. The Tsavorite are bright and gemmy!


J714 - Tsavorite $ 150 (=~ € 122) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J714a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J714b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J714c.jpg]

Cluster of bright green Tsavorite crystals. The specimen is composed of Tsavorites of the elongated/faden habit with a number groups all intergrown together. Crystallized all around.


J718 - Diopside with Tsavorite $ 150 (=~ € 122)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718a.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718b.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718c.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718d.jpg]

Diopside crystals intergrown with elongated Tsavorite crystals. Crystallized all around. The Tsavorite are bright and gemmy and up to 7mm long.


J719 - Graphite in Tsavorite $ 120 (=~ € 98)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Graphite in Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J719a.jpg] Graphite in Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J719b.jpg] Graphite in Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J719c.jpg]

Sharp single Tsavorite crystal with two very good inclusions of singel Graphite crystals.


J720 - Tsavorite $ 120 (=~ € 98)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J720a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J720b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J720c.jpg]

Sharp single Tsavorite crystal with good color and attached Pyrite.


J721 - Tsavorite $ 120 (=~ € 98)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J721a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J721b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J721c.jpg]

Gemmy Tsavorite crystals with good color.


J722 - Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside $ 275 (=~ € 224)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722a.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722b.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722c.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722d.jpg]

Fine quality and unusual floater cluster of elongated Tsavorite crystals, brown Sphene crystals, and glassy Diopside crystals. Well crystallized on all sides.


J427 - Quartz $ 75 (=~ € 61)
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.6 x 3.0 x 2.4 cm


Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J427a.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J427b.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J427c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996.


J428 - Quartz $ 60 (=~ € 49)
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.9 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm


Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J428a.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J428b.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J428c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Some chipping on one side of the stem portion. Old specimen found in 1996.


J429 - Quartz $ 60 (=~ € 49)
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.1 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm


Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J429a.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J429b.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J429c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996.



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