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M235 - Wulfenite $ 90
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M235a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M235b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M235c.jpg]

Cluster of blocky, dipyramidal Wulfenite crystals. Mounted in a Perky box.


M243 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 90
Tiger, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


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Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tiger, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M243a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tiger, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M243b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tiger, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M243c.jpg]

A 2cm Wulfenite crystal serves as the 'matrix' for orange Wulfenite and Mimetite crystals.


M210 - Quartz $ 150 SOLD
Broken Hill Mine, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz from Broken Hill Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M210a.jpg] Quartz from Broken Hill Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M210b.jpg] Quartz from Broken Hill Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M210c.jpg] Quartz from Broken Hill Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M210d.jpg]

Aesthetic, undamaged cluster of clear Quartz from the Broken Hill Mine. Divergent cluster of crystals, some of which are double-terminated. Clean and undamaged, crystallized all around with one point of contact at the base. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s.


M242 - Volborthite $ 120
Monument Valley, Navahoe Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4.5 x 1.3 cm


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Volborthite from Monument Valley, Navahoe Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M242a.jpg] Volborthite from Monument Valley, Navahoe Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M242b.jpg] Volborthite from Monument Valley, Navahoe Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M242c.jpg] Volborthite from Monument Valley, Navahoe Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M242d.jpg]

Crystals of green Volborthite on both sides of matrix. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s.


M234 - Amethyst $ 90 SOLD
Obara cho, Miyagi Prf., Japan
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Amethyst from Obara cho, Miyagi Prf., Japan [db_pics/pics/M234a.jpg] Amethyst from Obara cho, Miyagi Prf., Japan [db_pics/pics/M234b.jpg] Amethyst from Obara cho, Miyagi Prf., Japan [db_pics/pics/M234c.jpg] Amethyst from Obara cho, Miyagi Prf., Japan [db_pics/pics/M234d.jpg]

Transparent single Amethyst crystal. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s. Comes mounted in a perky box that shows an old price of $100.


M211 - Hemimorphite $ 225
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Hemimorphite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M211a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M211b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M211c.jpg] Hemimorphite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M211d.jpg] Hemimorphite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M211e.jpg]

Chunky, thick groups of Hemimorphite crystals, complete all around and undamaged. Snow-white on one side and dusted with reddish Calcite crystals on the other.


M247 - Axinite on Quartz with Albite $ 225
New Melones Spillway, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Axinite on Quartz with Albite from New Melones Spillway, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M247a.jpg] Axinite on Quartz with Albite from New Melones Spillway, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M247b.jpg] Axinite on Quartz with Albite from New Melones Spillway, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M247c.jpg] Axinite on Quartz with Albite from New Melones Spillway, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M247d.jpg]

Crystals of purple Axinite wtih Quartz crystals on one side and sparkling Albite crystals covering the backside. Fine and undamaged. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s. From a famous find made in the spillway of the New Melones Reservoir.


M222 - Cerrusite $ 120
Tsumeb, namibia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


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Cerrusite from Tsumeb, namibia [db_pics/pics/M222a.jpg] Cerrusite from Tsumeb, namibia [db_pics/pics/M222b.jpg] Cerrusite from Tsumeb, namibia [db_pics/pics/M222c.jpg] Cerrusite from Tsumeb, namibia [db_pics/pics/M222d.jpg]

White Cerrusite snowflake, or rather 'snow ball' due to it's shape, from Tsumeb. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s.


K453 - Prehnite on Graphite $ 340
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Prehnite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K453a.jpg] Prehnite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K453b.jpg] Prehnite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K453c.jpg] Prehnite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K453d.jpg]

Sculptural specimen of translucent yellow Prehnite with large toothy crystals sticking out in various directions on a small amount of Graphite matrix. Fine quality, undamaged specimen.


M287 - Fluorite $ 160
St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Fluorite from St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/M287a.jpg] Fluorite from St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/M287b.jpg] Fluorite from St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/M287c.jpg]

Octahedral pink Fluorite crystal intergrown with a blade of Albite. It's really half an octahedron as the back side is smooth and flat. The back is fully crystallized (not a cleavage) and must have grown against another Albite blade. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s. More pink, less yellow/orange than photos.


M288 - Malachite after Selenite $ 95
San Manuel Mtns., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.9 x 1 cm


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Malachite after Selenite from San Manuel Mtns., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M288a.jpg] Malachite after Selenite from San Manuel Mtns., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M288b.jpg] Malachite after Selenite from San Manuel Mtns., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M288c.jpg]

Spray formation of Selenite that has been completely replaced by Malachite. Out material, mounted in a perky box.


K535 - Gahnite $ 275 SOLD
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Gahnite from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K535a.jpg] Gahnite from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K535b.jpg] Gahnite from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K535c.jpg]

Transparent blue Gahnite crystal, the zinc rich end member and one of the rarer species in the Spinel group of minerals. A complete octahedron with one tiny chip on one tip, otherwise perfect and one of the sharper most perfect crystals I've had of this material. It's also transparent and appears all facet grade internally. These were first discovered in 2001 and are found mostly of industrial quality. Though they don't get very large, the color is spectacular. The GIA has written a nice article about these crystals published in Gems & Gemology, Fall 2019, Vol. 55, No. 3.


K879 - Tsavorite $ 275 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K879a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K879b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K879c.jpg]

Glassy single Tsavorite crystal with good color and and top, glass-like surface luster. Some contacting on bottom edge and left side, but mostly a complete crystal. Good transparency too.


M293 - Cuprite with Copper $ 450
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M293a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M293b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M293c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M293d.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M293e.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M293f.jpg]

Heavy specimen of solid Copper and Cuprite from the historic Bisbee mining district. There are good vugs loaded with red cubes of Cuprite on both sides. Some of Cuprite crystals get good sized too, up to 4mm on edge.


M294 - Grossular wtih Clinochlore $ 250
Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Grossular wtih Clinochlore from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/M294a.jpg] Grossular wtih Clinochlore from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/M294b.jpg] Grossular wtih Clinochlore from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/M294c.jpg] Grossular wtih Clinochlore from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/M294d.jpg]

Crystals of red Grossular var. Hessonite associated with green Clinochlore. Individual Grossular crystals reach 5mm in size.
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