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C471 - Hemimorphite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 771)
Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c471a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c471b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c471c.jpg]

Thick layer of Hemimorphite over matrix. The Hemimorphite is transluscent with superb color, the best for the find in my opinion. Perfect and undamaged.


C551 - Ferberite with Quartz $ 325 (=~ CAN$ 418)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4 cm


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Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551a.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551b.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551c.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551d.jpg]

Well formed large Ferberite crystals associated wtih transparent Quartz crystals. There are also small purple Fluorite crystals, Muscovite, and Arsenopyrite present.


B802 - Helvite with Calcite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm


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Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802a.jpg] Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802b.jpg] Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802c.jpg]

Fine quality cluster of Helvite with attached translucent white Calcite crystals. Nearly undamaged but with a tips missing at the very ends of a few Helvite crystals, really only noticable when magnified. Nice composition to the specimen and very showy.


C411 - Azurite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 514)
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c411a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c411b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c411c.jpg]

Bright blue, velvety spheres to 5mm of Azurite against a pale blue/grey matrix. Visually stunning contrast between the spheres and the lighter matrix background. Ex. Mark Hay collection. Saw cut on back.


C486 - Inesite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578) SOLD
Hale Creek, Trinity Co., California
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Inesite from Hale Creek, Trinity Co., California [db_pics/pics/c486a.jpg] Inesite from Hale Creek, Trinity Co., California [db_pics/pics/c486b.jpg] Inesite from Hale Creek, Trinity Co., California [db_pics/pics/c486c.jpg]

Bright pink crystals of Inesite on matrix from the classic California locality. Great color and the most distinct, isolated crystals of any Inesite I've ever had from this locality. Individual crystals to 2cm in length. Out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 1970s.


C579 - Topaz $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386) SOLD
Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579a.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579b.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579c.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579d.jpg]

Terminated blue Topaz crystal from the famous Little 3 Mine. Great luster and transparency. One side contacted/etched, otherwise undamaged.


C352 - Skutterudite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Skutterudite from Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/c352a.jpg] Skutterudite from Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/c352b.jpg] Skutterudite from Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/c352c.jpg]

Good sized single Skutterudite from Schneeberg. A German classic that is hard to find, especially as compared to more common Moroccan specimens. It is a large crystal for the locality which more commonly produced 1cm size range crystals.


CT714 - Zircon $ 180 (=~ CAN$ 231) SOLD
Tigerville Prospect, Greenville Co., South Carolina, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Zircon from Tigerville Prospect, Greenville Co., South Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/CT714a.jpg] Zircon from Tigerville Prospect, Greenville Co., South Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/CT714b.jpg] Zircon from Tigerville Prospect, Greenville Co., South Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/CT714c.jpg]

A 1.4cm Zircon crystal in matrix. Well formed glassy crystal with a wine red color. A USA rarity from the Chuck Trantham collection.


SM498 - Calcite on Ferberite $ 260 (=~ CAN$ 334)
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498a.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498b.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498c.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498d.jpg]

Exquisite crystal of Ferberite with the backside coated by white Calcite crystals. The Ferberite had an unusual curving form and is highly aesthetic and very lustrous. Fine and unusual specimen. Undamaged.


T907 - Diaspore $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450)
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5 x 1.3 cm


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Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t907a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t907b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t907c.jpg]

Single translucent to transparent crystal of Diaspore. This is rare material from old stocks in Turkey, no more is being found as the deposit has been exhausted. Though somewhat etched in appearance, this is a terminated crystal, which are uncommon. Gemstones cut from Diaspore are marketed as 'Zultanite".


CT743 - Sand Calcite $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 161)
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 4 cm


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Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743a.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743b.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743c.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743d.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743e.jpg]

Criss-crossing Calcite crystals with inclusions of sand. The crossing crystal is 8cm and double terminated. These are unusual, USA classics collected decades ago and the locality is now closed to collecting. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL268 - Copper $ 220 (=~ CAN$ 283)
Dunlap Mine, Dunlap Canyon, Mina, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Copper from Dunlap Mine, Dunlap Canyon, Mina, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL268a.jpg] Copper from Dunlap Mine, Dunlap Canyon, Mina, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL268b.jpg] Copper from Dunlap Mine, Dunlap Canyon, Mina, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL268d.jpg] Copper from Dunlap Mine, Dunlap Canyon, Mina, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL268f.jpg] Copper from Dunlap Mine, Dunlap Canyon, Mina, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL268h.jpg]

Large mass of hackly Copper with some attached matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and comes with an old Minerals Unlimited label..


LL393 - Jadeite crystals $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193) SOLD
Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 4 cm


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Jadeite crystals from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL393a.jpg] Jadeite crystals from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL393b.jpg] Jadeite crystals from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL393c.jpg] Jadeite crystals from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL393d.jpg] Jadeite crystals from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL393e.jpg]

Rare crystals (!) of green Jadeite, a species which is almost always found as massive and non-crystallized, better suited fro lapidary work than as specimens. This specimen is a near solid seam of green Jadeite with vuggy areas lined with crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL395 - Jadeite crystals $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 161)
Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Jadeite crystals from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL395a.jpg] Jadeite crystals from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL395b.jpg] Jadeite crystals from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL395c.jpg] Jadeite crystals from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL395d.jpg] Jadeite crystals from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL395e.jpg]

Rare crystals (!) of green Jadeite, a species which is almost always found as massive and non-crystallized, better suited fro lapidary work than as specimens. This specimen is a near solid seam of green Jadeite with vuggy areas containing crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL347 - Amethyst var. Grape agate $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia
cabinet - 14.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm


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Amethyst var. Grape agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL347a.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL347b.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL347d.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL347e.jpg]

Large cluster of interconnected spheres of purple Amethyst known as Grape Agate. Good purple color with sparkly luster. Mounds of airy, interconnected spheres over a more solid, dense mass of interconnected spheres.

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