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


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.


SM499 - Tanzanite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 2.3 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499d.jpg]

Large, gemmy single Tanzanite crystal, complete and well terminated. There is an indentation from another crystal on the backside. This is a heated crystal and priced to move.


SM530 - Prehnite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530e.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Such yellow Prehnites have come from Merelani sporadically over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big chunky crystals that stick out in various directions. Some chipping, but nearly a floater crystalled all around, a good one for the find.


C638 - Prehnite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638d.jpg]

Outstanding, undamaged cluster of blue Prehnite, crystallized front and back. Rarely do you see blue Prehnites of this quality with such good crystal form. These are also color change, producing different shades of blue in indoor versus outdoor lighting.


SM593 - Cerussite $ 200
Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.7 x 4.0 x 1.5 cm


Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593a.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593b.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593c.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593d.jpg]

A solid V-shaped grouping of lemon-yellow/peach color Cerussite crystals from Yangshuo. It's a superb example with only one crystal showing contact, otherwise near perfect. A most pleasing combination of high luster, sharply terminated crystals, and beautiful color transition.


SM615 - Axinite on Quartz $ 240
Butte County, California, USA
miniature - 4.0 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615a.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615b.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615c.jpg]

A rare specimen from Butte County in California showing a cluster of bladed, light brown, Axinite crystals centered on a pair of water-clear Quartz crystals. The specimen is a floater with no point of attachment visible and the Quartz crystals are terminated on both ends. No visible damage to any part of this specimen. Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), in Minerals of California, notes an occurrence near the Feather River and Yankee Hill areas, but little else is known. Comes mounted with minreal tac in a 2-inch perky box with an original old faded label. A true rarity for the California collector.


SM626 - Orpiment $ 160
Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 4.5 x 2.9 cm


Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SM626a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SM626b.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SM626c.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SM626d.jpg]

Orpiment on matrix from the famous find at Twin Creeks back in the late 1990's. A group of yellow-orange crystals with chisel terminations contrasts nicely with the dark matrix. Most specimens were crystal clusters without matrix.


SM623 - Calcite $ 200
North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA
miniature - 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.6 cm


Calcite from North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM623a.jpg] Calcite from North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM623b.jpg] Calcite from North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM623c.jpg]

A classic Vernon Calcite specimen with sharp, golden color, gemmy crystals on minor matrix. The example is in great shape overall, and displays very well. Ex. Lawrence H. Conklin Private Collection with label included.


SM553 - Carrolite $ 180
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM553a.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM553b.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM553c.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM553d.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous octahedral Carrollite crystals to 1.7cm on matrix with white Calcite and Chalcopyrite visible. From older finds out of an old collection.


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.


SM588 - Cobaltoan Calcite $ 70
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
miniature - 3.4 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm


Cobaltoan Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM588a.jpg] Cobaltoan Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM588b.jpg] Cobaltoan Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM588c.jpg]

Colorful, vivid pink, cobaltoan calcites on the matrix of this specimen from the Mashamba West Mine. The habit is a tabular/rhombic form and the luster is excellent.



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