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A597 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 2500
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan
large cabinet - 18 x 12 x 8 cm


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Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A597a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A597c.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A597d.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A597e.jpg]

Clusters of gem Aquamarine crystals nestled in Muscovite blades. Individual Aquamarine crystals reach 4.5 x 2.2 cm in size.  The crystals are glassy and transparent. Nearly pristine with only one tiny chip on one crystal, otherwise undamaged. Large and showy specimen.


NA297 - Pyromorphite $ 650
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho
miniature - 3.4 x 3.1 x 2.4 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/NA297a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/NA297b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/NA297c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/NA297d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/NA297e.jpg]

Curved yellow to yellow/green Pyromorphite crystal cluster set on a flat matrix. Complete all around and undamaged. This composition of a stand alone cluster complete all round is unusual when comapred to most which are solid masses or drusy matrix coverings of crystals. Excellent piece that comes with an old Kristalle label.


M752 - Chalcopyrite $ 160
El Teniente Mine, Rancague, Chile
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Chalcopyrite from El Teniente Mine, Rancague, Chile [db_pics/pics/M752a.jpg] Chalcopyrite from El Teniente Mine, Rancague, Chile [db_pics/pics/M752b.jpg] Chalcopyrite from El Teniente Mine, Rancague, Chile [db_pics/pics/M752c.jpg] Chalcopyrite from El Teniente Mine, Rancague, Chile [db_pics/pics/M752d.jpg] Chalcopyrite from El Teniente Mine, Rancague, Chile [db_pics/pics/M752e.jpg]

Large Chalcopyrite crystals to 2.5cm on a matrix of soid Chalcopyrite. The El Teniente mine (meaning "The Lieutenant") is reportedly the world's biggest underground copper mine than began operations in 1819, located in the Andes mountains at an elevation of 7,500 above sea level. This mine is also known for its very large gypsum crystals, measuring up to l0 feet long. An interesting locality piece that comes with an old Lidstrom's label. Out of an old collection form the 1980s.


K801 - Spinel $ 150
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K801a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K801b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K801c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K801d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent pink Spinel crystals. Sharply formed aesthetic group that displays well on white Calcite. One nicked corner, toherwise perfect and compelte all around.


M927 - Quartz $ 150
Guananjuato, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Quartz from Guananjuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M927a.jpg] Quartz from Guananjuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M927b.jpg] Quartz from Guananjuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M927c.jpg] Quartz from Guananjuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M927d.jpg]

Single skeletal Quartz crystal with clay inclusions. Crystallized all around and in excellent condition with very minor chipping. Old specimen and neat locality piece. Out of an old collection built in the 1980s, and comes with an old label that shows a date of 1983.


K878 - Tsavorite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K878a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K878b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K878c.jpg]

Large single crystal, glassy and transparent.


M788 - Tsavorite $ 125 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M788a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M788b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M788c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M788d.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M788e.jpg]

Large single crystal, glassy and transparent.


M794 - Tsavorite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M794a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M794b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M794c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M794d.jpg]

Large single crystal, glassy and transparent.


M487 - Limonite after Pyrite $ 125
Ross Co. Ohio, USA (?)
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


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Limonite after Pyrite from Ross Co. Ohio, USA (?) [db_pics/pics/M487a.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite from Ross Co. Ohio, USA (?) [db_pics/pics/M487b.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite from Ross Co. Ohio, USA (?) [db_pics/pics/M487c.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite from Ross Co. Ohio, USA (?) [db_pics/pics/M487d.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite from Ross Co. Ohio, USA (?) [db_pics/pics/M487e.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite from Ross Co. Ohio, USA (?) [db_pics/pics/M487f.jpg]

Flaoter cluster of psudomorps of Limonite after Pyrite cubes. This is out a collection and the label it came with says 'Copperas Mountain, Ross Co., Ohio', but I suspect the label is wrong - Ross Co. produced Pyrite specimens but I have not seen large cubes or Limonite psuedomorphs before. Regardless, it's a beautiful specimen, complete all around and undamaged.


M543 - Smokey Quartz on Feldspar $ 75
Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm


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Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M543a.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M543b.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M543c.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M543e.jpg]

Cluster of transparent Smokey Quartz crystals intergrown with Feldspar crystals from the pegmatite wall.


M841 - Sanidine $ 400 SOLD
Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M841a.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M841b.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M841c.jpg]

Feldspar is a mineral not ususally known for fine collector gem crystals, but at this locality in Madagascar, amazing water clear crystals are sometimes found. This is a large, thick crystal in good condition, with a cleavage fase on one edge and minor edge chipping. The crystal has a good yellow coloration and is internally transparent. Weighs 53 grams.


M932 - Tsavorite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.3 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M932a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M932e.jpg]

A very nice 9mm single crystal in Graphite matrix. The color is a deep green and it's undamaged. There are Diopside, Pyrite, and Calcite in association.


M358 - Uvarovite $ 120
Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M358a.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M358c.jpg]

Two intergrown deep green Uvarovite crystals to 9mm on Quartz plus anotherpartial crystal. The central 9mm crystal is in good condition. There are small amounts of Pyrite in the Quartz matrix. Sawcut on one side.


M890 - Ilvaite $ 150
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890c.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890d.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890e.jpg]

Thick, glossy single black Ilvaite crystal with typical chisel-shaped termination. There is a small green Quartz crystal attached to the side. Complete all around. Good large, thick crystal.


M894 - Ilvaite $ 75
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
thumbnail - 3 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M894a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M894b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M894c.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M894d.jpg]

Glossy single black Ilvaite crystal with typical chisel-shaped termination. Complete all around.

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