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K285 - Calcite $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Switzerland
cabinet - 14 x 11 x 7.5 cm


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Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285a.jpg] Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285b.jpg] Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285c.jpg] Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285d.jpg]

Unusual and strangely attractive Calcite specimen out of an old collection. The old label was from Kristalle and only said 'Cave Calcite' with no further locality given other than Switzerland. Lustrous, botryoidal stalactitic formations with good luster and complete all around. Translucent with a burnt orange coloration. Has an old specimen number affixed to the bottom.
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K287 - Quartz $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287a.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287b.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287c.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287d.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287e.jpg]

Strange etched Quartz specimen out the San Diego pegmatite suite of an old collection. Exhibits a pink coloration in areas due to Montmorillonite inclusions. Has an old specimen number affixed to the bottom.
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K291 - Malachite after Azurite $ 260 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291d.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291e.jpg]

Well formed crystals of Malachite after Azurite with a velvety surface luster. Individual crystals to 3.7cm. Mounted on a labelled Lucite stand. Undamaged.
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K286 - Cuprite $ 220 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286a.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286b.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286c.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286d.jpg]

Sharp, well formed Cuprite crystals to 1.2cm wide.
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K289 - Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 0)
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13 x 9.0 x 6 cm


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Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289a.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289b.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289c.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289d.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289e.jpg]

Blue/green radial starburst formations of Aurichalcite, silvery blue Hemimorphite, green Smithsonite and more combine in a great combination specimen from the famous 79 Mine. It's both an interesting study piece and a colorful large display specimen.
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K293 - Quartz $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.
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K294 - Quartz $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.
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K288 - Quartz $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 2 x 2 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288d.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288e.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey acoloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.
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K295 - Spessartine with Quartz, Muscovite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Little 3 Mine, Ramona, California, USA
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 6 cm


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Spessartine with Quartz, Muscovite from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, California, USA [db_pics/pics/K295a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Muscovite from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, California, USA [db_pics/pics/K295b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Muscovite from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, California, USA [db_pics/pics/K295c.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Muscovite from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, California, USA [db_pics/pics/K295d.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Muscovite from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, California, USA [db_pics/pics/K295e.jpg]

Gemmy citrus orange Spessartine crystals that have grown primarily along a large smokey Quartz crystal, in fact one is mostly included within the Quartz crystal. Old, hard to find California classic. With Albite and Muscovite.


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K292 - Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite $ 140 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 3 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292d.jpg]

Large deep red Sphalerite crystals on a chert matrix. What makes the specimen are the isolated, oriented Chalcopyrite crystals, primarily on the largest Sphalerite, that all reflect the light in the same direction when turned in the hand.
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K395 - Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite $ 340 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
large cabinet - 17 x 12.5 x 4.5 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395d.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395e.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395f.jpg]

Large specimen of cubic Galena coated by drusy Chalcopyrite and red Sphalerite crystals on a chert matrix. Large display specimen of a USA classic getting harder to find. Saw cut on back.
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K296 - Spessartine $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K296a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K296b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K296c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K296d.jpg]

Bright citrus orange Spessartine crystal, complete all around. Equant form with gem zones. It has one chip but is in overall very good condition, with minimal black inclusions that negatively affect most of these. The intensity of color and gem zones are even more apparent with backlighting. These are no longer being found. Weighs 20 grams.


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K297 - Spessartine $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297d.jpg]

Bright citrus orange Spessartine crystal, complete all around. Equant form with gem zones. There is some natural small surface pits, but no damage. This is a good one, with minimal black inclusions that negatively affect most of these. The intensity of color and gem zones are even more apparent with backlighting. These are no longer being found. Weighs 20.7 grams.
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K298 - Spessartine $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298d.jpg]

Bright citrus orange Spessartine crystal, complete all around. Equant form with gem zones. There is one minor edge chip and some natural small surface pits, but no significant damage. This is a good one, with minimal black inclusions that negatively affect most of these. The intensity of color and gem zones are even more apparent with backlighting. These are no longer being found. Weighs 26.8 grams.
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K307 - Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite $ 140 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307d.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307e.jpg]

A 2.5cm Pyrite crystal with attached Tsavorite and Diopside on a matrix of solid Graphite. There is a nice, complete single Graphite crystal attached to the Pyrite too.
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