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D444 - Realgar $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897) SOLD
Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.7 x 2 cm


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Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D444a.jpg] Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D444b.jpg] Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D444c.jpg] Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D444d.jpg]

Translucent red tabular crystal. Complete all around and undamaged with a tiny crystal attached to the left side of the termination. This locality has produced the world's best Realgar crystals and are no longer easy to find.


D445 - Digenite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897) SOLD
Steward Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Digenite from Steward Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D445a.jpg] Digenite from Steward Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D445b.jpg] Digenite from Steward Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D445c.jpg]

Well formed single crystal of Digenite, 1.5cm long, associated with Quartz and Pyrite. Butte was well known for producing crystals of this uncommom copper sulfide, and this is a fine thumbnail sized example.


D446 - Beraunite $ 50 (=~ ¥ 5299)
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm


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Beraunite from Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/D446a.jpg] Beraunite from Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/D446b.jpg] Beraunite from Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/D446c.jpg] Beraunite from Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/D446d.jpg]

Five specimens of Beraunite crystals mounted atop wooden posts in a perky box. Golden acicular crystals of this rare phosphate mineral.


D447 - Malachite $ 120 (=~ ¥ 12718)
Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Malachite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D447a.jpg] Malachite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D447b.jpg] Malachite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D447c.jpg]

Spherical groups of Malachite on matrix, largest sphere is 1.1cm wide. A fine quality Morenci specimen.


D448 - Huebnerite on Quartz $ 120 (=~ ¥ 12718)
Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Huebnerite on Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D448a.jpg] Huebnerite on Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D448b.jpg] Huebnerite on Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D448c.jpg]

Small but highly aesthetic specimen with a single red Huebnerite crystal atop Quartz crystals. The Hubnerite crystal is 7mm tall. Great locality piece.


D449 - Wavellite $ 120 (=~ ¥ 12718) SOLD
Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Wavellite from Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/D449a.jpg] Wavellite from Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/D449b.jpg] Wavellite from Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/D449c.jpg]

Well separated individual hemispheres of Wavellite to 7mm wide. Great color with a satiny surface luster. A really lovely piece!


D450 - Almandine $ 125 (=~ ¥ 13248)
unknown
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


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Almandine from unknown [db_pics/pics/D450a.jpg] Almandine from unknown [db_pics/pics/D450b.jpg] Almandine from unknown [db_pics/pics/D450c.jpg] Almandine from unknown [db_pics/pics/D450d.jpg]

Single complete Almandine crystal out of an old collection without any given locality information, though most of the specimens in the collection were from the USA. Well crystallized all around with one face showing a naturally etched indentation. Bright flashed of red are visible inside.


D451 - Magnetite $ 125 (=~ ¥ 13248)
Balmat, New York, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Magnetite from Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/D451a.jpg] Magnetite from Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/D451b.jpg] Magnetite from Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/D451c.jpg]

Single cubic Magnetite crystal from the classic USA locality of Balmat. Indivicual faces are not quite flat, each has a very slight pyramidal rise.


D452 - Gratonite $ 175 (=~ ¥ 18546)
Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/D452a.jpg] Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/D452b.jpg] Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/D452c.jpg]

Silvery colored cluster of Gratonite, a rare lead arsenic sulfide. Well formed bright crystals spraying out in all directions. This is from an old collection, the sticker on the bottom of the perky box indicates it was purchased in 1974 for $20.


D453 - Apatite $ 75 (=~ ¥ 7948) SOLD
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Apatite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D453a.jpg] Apatite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D453b.jpg] Apatite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D453c.jpg] Apatite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D453d.jpg]

Cluster of intergrown, vivid blue Apatite crystals. The crystals reach 7mm in diameter.


D454 - Phenakite $ 125 (=~ ¥ 13248)
Mt. White, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 1 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454a.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454b.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454c.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454d.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454e.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454f.jpg]

Colorless Phenakite crystal with sharp, well crystallied faces, almost garnet-like in form. Collected in 1998.


D455 - Grossular on Diopside $ 145 (=~ ¥ 15367)
Eden Mills, Vermont, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


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Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/D455a.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/D455b.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/D455c.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/D455d.jpg]

Sharp cinnamon orange Grossular crystal atop a green Diopside crystal. The garnet is gemmy, complete and undamaged.


D457 - Fluorite on Ferberite with Quartz $ 125 (=~ ¥ 13248)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 1.1 cm


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Fluorite on Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D457a.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D457b.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D457c.jpg]

A very well formed single Ferberite crystals, with 2 partial crystals intergrown with Quartz crystals and adorned by small Fluorite crystals.


D458 - Hematite var. Kidney Ore $ 125 (=~ ¥ 13248) SOLD
Black Widow Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 2 cm


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Hematite var. Kidney Ore from Black Widow Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D458a.jpg] Hematite var. Kidney Ore from Black Widow Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D458b.jpg] Hematite var. Kidney Ore from Black Widow Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D458c.jpg]

Bubbly mound of shiny black Hematite from a neat Arizona locality. The old albel shows a date of 1985.


D459 - Amazonite $ 75 (=~ ¥ 7948)
Teller Co., Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


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Amazonite from Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D459a.jpg] Amazonite from Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D459b.jpg] Amazonite from Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D459c.jpg]

Complete all around, well formed Amazonite crystals. Uniform, well saturated color.
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