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SM554 - Carrolite $ 200
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.8 x 4.0 x 2.3 cm


Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM554a.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM554b.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM554c.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous octahedral Carrollite crystals to 1.3cm on matrix with white Calcite. From older finds out of an old collection.


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


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.


SM566 - Pyromorphite $ 140
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM566a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM566b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM566c.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.


SM570 - Carrolite $ 150
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.6 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm


Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM570a.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM570b.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM570c.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM570d.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous octahedral Carrollite crystals to 1.2cm on high luster terminated white Calcite crystals. A superb example for the species. From older finds out of an old collection.


SM574 - Pyromorphite $ 130
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM574a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM574b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM574c.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.


SM639 - Rosalite $ 260
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639a.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639b.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639c.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639d.jpg]

Large crystals of translucent Roselite to over 1cm on matrix. One small crystal has a cleave, and one amin crystal is located along the edge and incomplte there, otherwise undamaged. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection and comes with an old dealer label showing a price of $650.


SM646 - Babingtonite $ 150
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646a.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646b.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646c.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646d.jpg]

Cluster of Babingtonite crystals from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals have broad, flat terminations to 1.7cm wide. It's essentially a floater, well crystallized all around with a couple areas of contact.


SM650 - Scapolite $ 650
Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650c.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650d.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650e.jpg]

Single yellow Scapolite with a more uncommon wide crystal form. Gemmy with glassy surface luster, complete all around and undamaged.


SM658 - Tremolite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM658a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM658b.jpg]

Chunky cluster of deep green Tremolite crystals from a recent find. Well terminated at one end. Great color.


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


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.


SM665 - Tremolite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 0.8 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM665a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM665b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM665c.jpg]

Double-terminated cluster of deep green Tremolite crystals. Translucent with great color.


C653 - Rhodochrosite after Shell $ 450
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm


Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653c.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present. One side has been cut to reveal the bubbly pink Rhodochrosite inside.


C657 - Tourmaline $ 250
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.6 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657d.jpg]

Double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. The flat termination end is a transparent green, and the more pyramidal termination end is yellow, an uncommon color for Tourmaline.


C658 - Tourmaline $ 250
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658c.jpg]

Double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. The flat termination end is a transparent green, and the more pyramidal termination end is yellow, an uncommon color for Tourmaline.


SM751 - Prehnite $ 240
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.4 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751c.jpg]

Thick cluster of curved blue Prehnite crystals in the rough shape of a 'rosette' on a contrasting Quartz covered black Graphite matrix. The color of the blue changes in natural sunlight versus indoor lighting, and gets more deeply colored in the thicker parts.



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