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AF499 - Acanthite $ 90
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af499a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af499b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af499c.jpg]

Well formed Acanthite crystals with individuals to 1.3cm. Complete all around. Good luster on the crystals too, size 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm.


E604 - Galena with Sphalerite $ 95
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm


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Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604a.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604b.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604c.jpg]

Mirror lustrous Galena crystals with Sphalerite. Best is a 2.3cm upright spinel twin.


B716 - Scapolite $ 100
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and undamaged except a slight chipping on the termination edges. Great aesthetics and an impressive gem crystal weighing 6.7 grams. All GEM!


T332 - Spinel $ 90
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/t332a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/t332b.jpg]

Thick spinel-twinned Spinel crystal. Translucent with a purple/red coloration.


T518 - Quartz $ 90
Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.2 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm


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Quartz from Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t518a.jpg] Quartz from Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t518b.jpg]

Smokey Quartz scepter with a light smokey head atop a darker (but still translucent) stalk. This is from a batch of crystals mined in 2016 that I got first pick from. Complete all around with an undamaged scepter head, the stalk has a chip on one side.


T530 - Topaz $ 95
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t530a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t530b.jpg]

Small but very gemmy single topaz. Complete all around and undamaged except for one small indentation or nick on a termination edge.


T880 - Brookite $ 95
Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Brookite from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t880a.jpg] Brookite from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t880b.jpg] Brookite from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t880c.jpg]

3 intergrown Brookite crystals, partially translucent.


C254 - Malachite after Azurite $ 100
Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254c.jpg]

Pair of well fomred, crossing psuedomorphs of Malachite after Azurite.


C450 - Vanadinite $ 80
Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Vanadinite from Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c450a.jpg] Vanadinite from Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c450b.jpg]

Specimen of curving, olive green Vanadinite crystals over a quartz matrix. Good crystals on all sides.


F280 - Mangano Calcite on Pyrite $ 50
Huanzala Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Mangano Calcite on Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/f280a.jpg] Mangano Calcite on Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/f280b.jpg] Mangano Calcite on Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/f280c.jpg]

Specimen of solid Pyrite crystals with partial coverage of pink Mangano Calcite. Good crystals all around, bright and colorful. Comes with an old Rocksmiths label showing an old price of $30 (I'm guessing from the 1980s).


SM123 - Tremolite $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! A thich single crystal at the base that sprays out into multiple terminations as it rises up. The base is rehealed, making this a floater. Undamaged.


C583 - Azurite $ 80
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583c.jpg]

Mound-shaped specimen of sparkling Azurite crystals. The majority of the matrix is gone, leaving a thick, hollow layer of Azurite. Undamaged.


SM249 - Carrollite $ 60
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 3.2 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249d.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous Carrollite crystals in white Calcite. Main crystal is 1.3cm in size and perfect except for one edge nick. There are also smaller, perfect crystals to 7mm present in various vugs within the Calcite.


SM258 - Apatite $ 90
Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 3 cm


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Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM258a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM258b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM258c.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM258d.jpg]

Unusual scepter Apatite crystal with attached Chalcedony. The termination faces are prefect and smooth (with a few small areas of light etching) and the majority of the crystal side faces are etched away creating a scepter formation. The crystal is also highly transparent and gem quality. Undamaged.


SM280 - Azurite $ 60
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM280a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM280b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM280c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM280d.jpg]

Translucent, glassy Azurite crystals from the Volborthite zone. Undamaged crystal cluster. Milpillas is already considered the best Azurite locality in the world. While crystals are currently abundant, now is the time to get a good one before supplies dry up.
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