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F437 - Diaspore $ 350 (=~ £ 252) SOLD
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.4 cm


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Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/f437a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/f437b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/f437c.jpg]

Transparent, terminated Diapsore crystal from recent finds. Well terminated and complete on both sides. Small but rare quality.


F438 - Opalized Wood $ 400 (=~ £ 288) SOLD
Banten, Java, Indonesia
miniature - 3.6 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Opalized Wood from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/f438a.jpg] Opalized Wood from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/f438b.jpg]

Black opalized wood with bright play of color. These were found in the past 2 years and are uncommon.


K648 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 150 (=~ £ 108)
Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648c.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystal clearly evident. Smaller individual Smithsonite crystals are scattered across the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite.


K693 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 150 (=~ £ 108)
Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.8 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693d.jpg]

Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystal clearly evident. The surface of the matrix is also covered by a layer of velvety Smithsonite. This one in not the yellow color that the mine is best known for, but the large, isolated wavy crystal is spectacular and 1.7cm wide.


K691 - Uvarovite $ 350 (=~ £ 252) SOLD
Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1 cm


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Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/K691a.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/K691b.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/K691c.jpg]

Deep green 1cm Uvarovite crystal in Quartz.


K687 - Stibiconite after Stibnite $ 150 (=~ £ 108)
Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4.9 x 2 x 1 cm


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Stibiconite after Stibnite from Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K687a.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K687b.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K687c.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K687d.jpg]

Cluster of well terminated Stibiconite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged.


K676 - Brazilianite on Albite $ 240 (=~ £ 173)
Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676a.jpg] Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676b.jpg] Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676c.jpg]

A 1.7cm double-terminated Brazilianite crystal well presented on Albite crystals with other smaller Brazilianites. Undamaged and aesthetic.


K662 - Ettringite $ 150 (=~ £ 108)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662d.jpg]

Single, well terminated crystal of bright yellow Etringite.


K661 - Gaudefroyite $ 100 (=~ £ 72)
Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661a.jpg] Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661b.jpg] Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661c.jpg]

Stout single crystal. Well terminated, larger than most.


K677 - Pyromorphite $ 300 (=~ £ 216)
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677d.jpg]

Bright yellow/green crystals of Pyromorphite. Fine undamaged curving crystals over a 'matrix' of orange arsenian Pyromorphite.


K680 - Grossular with Clinochlore $ 200 (=~ £ 144) SOLD
Susa Valley, Italy
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Grossular with Clinochlore from Susa Valley, Italy [db_pics/pics/K680a.jpg] Grossular with Clinochlore from Susa Valley, Italy [db_pics/pics/K680b.jpg] Grossular with Clinochlore from Susa Valley, Italy [db_pics/pics/K680c.jpg]

Bright red Grossular crystal among books of Clinochlore. The Grossular have the elongated form this region is known for.


K655 - Alanite $ 125 (=~ £ 90)
Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.2 cm


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Alanite from Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/K655a.jpg] Alanite from Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/K655b.jpg] Alanite from Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/K655c.jpg]

Well formed single Allanite crystal. This locality is best known for it's twinned Smokey Quartz crystals, but it also produced these fine quality Allanite crystals.


K669 - Azurite $ 240 (=~ £ 173)
Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669c.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669d.jpg]

Quality single rosette cluster of Azurite crystals, good all around.


K670 - Amethyst $ 75 (=~ £ 54)
Guererro, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K670a.jpg] Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K670b.jpg] Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K670c.jpg] Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K670d.jpg]

Glassy transparent Quarts with amethyst phantoms from recent production. Good color, glassy luster, better than photos.


K647 - Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite $ 180 (=~ £ 129)
Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 3.3 x 2.4 x 2 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/K647a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/K647b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/K647c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/K647d.jpg]

Colorful pink Calcite crystals with Malachite. These old Mashamba specimens are among my favorite Calcites.

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