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SM869 - Cerussite $ 380
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 4.2 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM869a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM869b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM869c.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM869d.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears to have been a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. Undamaged.


SM854 - Cuprite $ 220
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/SM854a.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/SM854b.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/SM854c.jpg]

Well formed 6mm Cuprite crystal in a Chrysocolla lined vug. Undamaged.


SM840 - Brucite $ 450
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5.0 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM840a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM840b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM840c.jpg]

Large, solid radial mass of yellow Brucite on matrix. The specimen is solid Brucite well crystallized all around and undamaged. It's a 360 degree 'pinwheel' formation on a small amount of matrix. It is technically a floater because the matrix is covered by a thin layer of lighter colored Brucite. Though only medium yellow, it is translucent, thick and sturdy.


SM848 - Clinoatacamite with Calcite $ 150
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM848a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM848b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM848c.jpg]

Calcite lined vug with clusters of dark green Clinoatacamite. The Clinoatacamite on this specimen are lustrous and well formed. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens.


SM849 - Clinoatacamite with Selenite $ 120
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM849a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM849b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM849c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM849d.jpg]

Selenite and Chrysocolla lined vug with a cluster of dark green Clinoatacamite. The Clinoatacamite forms a rounded cluster 6mm wide. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens.


SM852 - Prehnite with Pyrite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 2 cm


Prehnite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM852a.jpg] Prehnite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM852b.jpg] Prehnite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM852c.jpg]

Yellow Prehnite crystals with a much different, somewhat globular style than most from Merelani. It has a flat base where it was attached to Graphite. There are small Pyrite crystals along the base, apparently that grew on the Graphite first before the Prehnite.


SM861 - Anatase $ 240
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM861a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM861b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM861d.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM861e.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM861f.jpg]

Six double-termianted crystals of Anatase on matrix. Largest crystal is a fat 8 x8 mm in size.


AR13 - Millerite $ 350
Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13a.jpg] Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13b.jpg] Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13c.jpg]

Partial geode filled with golden hair-like Millerite, undamaged. Classic USA material from a now closed locality.


AR12 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz $ 350
Silverton, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12c.jpg]

Clusters of pink Rhodochrosite crystals atop Quartz crystals, undamaged.


AR20 - Epidote $ 750
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm


Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20a.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20b.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20c.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20d.jpg]

Jewel-like specimen of transparent Epidote crystals. Double-terminated crystals with a central faden line. Lustrous crystals, undamaged and nearly a floater with just a small area of contact at the base. Comes with an old Alvaro Lucio label.


AR21 - Rutile in Quartz $ 125
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21c.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent Quartz crystals densely included with silvery crystals of Rutile. Main crystal is undamaged.


AR22 - Sphene $ 450
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.6 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22a.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22b.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22c.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22d.jpg]

A 2.5cm twinned Sphene (Titanite) crystal on matrix covered with Epidote and other smaller Sphene crystals. Crystals on both sides. Undamaged and mounted on a Lucite stand.


SM810 - Beryl var. Goshenite $ 200
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm


Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810a.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810b.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810c.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810d.jpg]

Well terminated 3.5cm wide crystal of Goshenite (colorless Beryl) on an albite matrix. Glassy luster and transparent at the termination. Double-terminated with Muscovite and tiny garnets attached in areas. Undamaged.


SM815 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM815a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM815b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM815c.jpg]

Outstanding, sharp cluster of blue Prehnite, crystallized in the form of a rosette. 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.


SM816 - Prehnite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816d.jpg]

Outstanding, sharp cluster of blue Prehnite, crystallized in the form of a rosette. 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.



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