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SM265 - Stibnite $ 200
San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265a.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265b.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265c.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265d.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265e.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265f.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265g.jpg]

Crystal sprays of Stibnite from the historic San Martin Mine. Small Calcite crystals and irridescent purple/blue Jamesonite needles add to the aesthetics of the specimen.


SM264 - Stibnite $ 200
San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM264a.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM264b.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM264c.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM264d.jpg]

Crystal sprays of Stibnite from the historic San Martin Mine. Small Calcite crystals and irridescent purple/blue Jamesonite needles add to the aesthetics of the specimen.


SM263 - Stibnite $ 200
San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3 x 3 cm


Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM263a.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM263b.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM263c.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM263d.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM263e.jpg]

Crystal sprays of Stibnite from the historic San Martin Mine. Small Calcite crystals and irridescent purple/blue Jamesonite needles add to the aesthetics of the specimen.


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


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.


SM294 - Wulfenite $ 150
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 2 cm


Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294c.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294d.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294e.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294f.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294g.jpg]

Cluster of yellow Wulfenite crystals from recent finds at Mapimi. The crystals are distinctive in that each crystal has a brown psuedomorphed Wulfenite or coated Wulfenite adjacent to it. This one is also unusual in that there is a green coating on the edges of each of the brown crystals, only one like it I saw.


C607 - Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite $ 950
Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c607a.jpg] Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c607b.jpg] Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c607c.jpg] Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c607d.jpg]

Light brown and transparent Phosgenite crystal on matrix. The termination is partially etched but with large flat surfaces and undamaged. To the right is a twinned Cerussite crystal and on the back left are terminated yellow crystals of Anglesite.


C612 - Diaboleite $ 500
Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612a.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612b.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612c.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612d.jpg]

Colorful and rare specimen from Tiger featuring massive Diaboleite and Diaboleite crystals in small vugs and across the top. Main crystal 7mm wide and translucent. It is a bright 'Linarite" blue, with edge wear across the top edge.


C614 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 650
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614c.jpg]

Green Cuprian Smithsonite rhombs lining a vug in matrix.


C617 - Sphalerite $ 400
Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617a.jpg] Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617b.jpg] Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617c.jpg]

Irridescent purple blue Sphalerite crystals on Quartz, the color reminiscent of Covellite. Beautiful specimen out of an old collection.


C616 - Vivianite $ 400
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616a.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616b.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616c.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616d.jpg]

Terminated translucent purple Vivianite crystals on matrix. Classic old USA specimen that is now hard to find.


C615 - Spessartine with Quartz $ 350
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615c.jpg]

Gemmy red orange Spessartine crystals surround the base of a transparent smokey Quartz crystal.


C620 - Diaspore $ 300
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
miniature - 5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620c.jpg]

Interconnected, gem quality V-twin Diaspore crystals. Weighs 12.5 grams.


SM326 - Andradite var. Demantoid $ 200
Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
miniature - 3.6 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM326a.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM326b.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM326c.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM326d.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM326e.jpg]

Several rich green color, gemmy, dodecahedral Demantoid crystals with minor micro Stilbite crystals on matrix. The largest Demantoid crystal measures about 1cm across. Undamged, gemmy crystals. Very aesthetic.


SM331 - Siderite on Cookeite $ 260 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 156
Wheal Jane, Cornwall, England
miniature - 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm


Siderite on Cookeite from Wheal Jane, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/SM331a.jpg] Siderite on Cookeite from Wheal Jane, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/SM331b.jpg] Siderite on Cookeite from Wheal Jane, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/SM331c.jpg] Siderite on Cookeite from Wheal Jane, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/SM331d.jpg] Siderite on Cookeite from Wheal Jane, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/SM331e.jpg]

Here's an old English classic that features a large 1.8cm 'ball' of tan color Siderite crystals on a contrasting darker matrix of Cookeite from Cornwall. A very clean, aesthetic old-timer with numerous provenance labels including William Severance, Carter Rich, and Arnold Fisher. An old Trinity Minerals label shows a price of $300.


NMC - Anglesite on Galena with Fluorite $ 150
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


Anglesite on Galena with Fluorite from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMca.jpg] Anglesite on Galena with Fluorite from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMcd.jpg] Anglesite on Galena with Fluorite from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMce.jpg]

Galena cubes with a surface alteration to Anglesite with two attached partial crystals of Fluorite. 



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