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AF499 - Acanthite $ 90 (=~ € 73)
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 (=~ € 77)
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.


B469 - Danburite $ 100 (=~ € 81) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 50 (=~ € 41)
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.7 x 3 cm


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Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469a.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469b.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469c.jpg]

Single light pink Danburite crystal. Glassy luster and transparent at the tip.


B716 - Scapolite $ 100 (=~ € 81)
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 (=~ € 73)
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 (=~ € 73)
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 (=~ € 77)
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.


T593 - Analcime on Serandite $ 90 (=~ € 73) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 45 (=~ € 37)
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Analcime on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t593a.jpg] Analcime on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t593b.jpg] Analcime on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t593c.jpg]

Analcime crystals to 1.8cm on pink Serandite crystals. Ex. Charlie Key.


T876 - Cuprite $ 90 (=~ € 73)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t876a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t876b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t876c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Cuprite octahedrons. Sharp and well formed. Slight chipping and an indentation from other crystals, otherwise complete all around and undamaged.


T880 - Brookite $ 95 (=~ € 77)
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.


T951 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 100 (=~ € 81)
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951c.jpg]

Gem purple Kunzite crystal with the backside coated by tan Stilbite crystals. A beautiful, well terminated Kunzite on it's own, with added color and flair due to the Stilbite. Pegmatitic Stilbite is uncommon. Well terminated but priced lower because one face is a cleavage, but can be displayed perfectly from the Stilbite covered side.


C254 - Malachite after Azurite $ 100 (=~ € 81)
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 (=~ € 65)
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 (=~ € 41)
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 (=~ € 65)
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.
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