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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.


SM633 - Pink Tanzanite $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.7 cm


Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM633a.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM633b.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM633c.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites in distict crystals. The bottom of the crystal tapers out towards the top into multiple, feathery terminations. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite) and this one has well saturated color. A complete and undamaged crystal weighing 37.75 carats. Unusual example from a late 2017 find.


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.


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.



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