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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.


SM495 - Vesuvianite $ 90
Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2 cm


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Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495c.jpg]

Double-terminated rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystal with good luster.


SM503 - Serandite $ 90
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.0 x 1 cm


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Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503a.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503b.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503c.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503d.jpg]

Two intergrown crystals of salmon pink Serandite with attached mica.


SM551 - Serandite $ 50
Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.9 x 1.0 cm


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Serandite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM551a.jpg] Serandite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM551b.jpg] Serandite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM551c.jpg]

A single, well-terminated salmon colored Serandite crystal, more elongated in form than most, with the classic association of white Analcime, Natrolite, and a small rosette cluster of Polylithionite crystals on the back side.


SM556 - Apatite $ 90
Panasquiera, Portugal
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556d.jpg]

A single large 3.0cm wide glassy and translucent pale green Apatite crystal on a small amount of sulfide rich matrix. No damage to this excellent example from Portugal.


SM557 - Apatite $ 80
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4.8 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM557a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM557b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM557c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM557d.jpg]

A cluster of wide glassy and translucent pale green Apatite crystals with small rosettes of Muscovite, tabular tan color Siderite crystals, and a few small Quartz points. An excellent combination of species example from this classic locality.


SM564 - Pyromorphite $ 90
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM564a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM564b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM564c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is solid Pyromorphite and is a floater with no Limonite matrix. Showy with top lime green color.


SM576 - Pyromorphite $ 100
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM576a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM576b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM576c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is solid Pyromorphite and is a floater with no Limonite matrix. Showy with top lime green color.


SM659 - Tremolite $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM659a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM659b.jpg]

Single green Tremolite crystal with transparent zones. The termination is a lttle irregular and was probably intergrown with ohter Tremolite crystals. Good on both sides.


SM657 - Dravite $ 40
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM657a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM657b.jpg]

Brown Dravite (Tourmaline) from Mwajanga with an interesting white, 'cats-eye' termination.


SM655 - Dravite $ 30
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM655a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM655b.jpg]

New production of bi-colored Dravite (Tourmaline) from Mwajanga. The crystal is well terminated with a light yellow/green, transparent zone over a brown, mostly opaque lower half.


SM668 - Amethyst $ 50 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 25
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM668a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM668b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM668c.jpg]

Single Amethyst scepter from a recent find in Tanzania. Complete all around and undamaged.

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