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TS183 - Smithsonite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183c.jpg]

Fine and lustrous crystals of pink Smithsonite. Some of the crystals have a grey/black coloration right along the very edges - people say this style looks as if a blow torch was passed over them.Good color and undamaged.


TZ146 - Prehnite $ 270
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146c.jpg]

Blue Prehnite in a fantastic, flower-like formation. A complete floater with minor amounts of attached Graphite. Translucent blue with a really nice formation, way better than most from the find which were mostly irregular massess of crystals with damage along the edges.


TZ156 - Tanzanite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156c.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy single Tanzanite crystal with and unusual form, somewhat triangular in cross-section. Fine and undamaged.


AF864 - Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite $ 450
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864c.jpg]

Super bright pink crystals of Cobaltian Calcite from the big find of perhaps 10 years ago. This one stands out for a variety of reasons including the well separated crystals that revael the pyrite underneath, the 3-dimensional nature of the matrix which is much more interesting than typical flat pieces, great color, and the color contrast between the Calcite and pyrite.


A960 - Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 10 x 5 cm


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Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960c.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960d.jpg]

Large 5cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite associated with green Quartz crystals, all of which are attached to a thick chunk of Magnetite crystals. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched at the bottom revealing a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) inside the Scheelite.


E530 - Prehnite $ 250
Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


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Prehnite from Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain [db_pics/pics/e530a.jpg] Prehnite from Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain [db_pics/pics/e530b.jpg]

Complete spherical cluster of translucent green Prehnite. Crystallized all around and undamaged.


TZ181 - Alabandite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.1 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181c.jpg]

Single black octahedral crystal.


TZ188 - Alabandite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz188a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz188b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz188c.jpg]

Single large black octahedral crystal of Alabandite. As with many other species of minerals, Merelani has a way of producing the world's best crystals. Nowhere else in the world do you find such large, fine quality crystals. Only the Uchuchacua Mine in Peru even comes close, buthtose crystals are much smaller and usually all bunched together, not is large distinct single crystals such as this. Original list price was $250.


TZ192 - Alabandite $ 500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.0 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192c.jpg]

Single black crystal with cubic form.


TZ193 - Alabandite $ 600 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193d.jpg]

Single black crystal.


A965 - Elbaite $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


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Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965c.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965d.jpg]

Double-terminated Elbaite attached to a double-terminated Quartz crystal. Main crystal is undamaged, though a tiny second Elbaite grown out of the Quartz is damaged across the termination, but it is so small you don't notice. Both crystals terminate in a yellow coloration.


TZ212 - Wurtzite with Sphalerite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 1 cm


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Wurtzite with Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz212a.jpg] Wurtzite with Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz212b.jpg]

Translucent red/orange color pagoda shaped crystal. At the tips are dark areas of epitaxial Sphalerite.


K100 - Hematite $ 450
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


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Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100a.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100b.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100c.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100d.jpg]

Cluster of prismatic Hematite crystals. These are a rare form, hexagonal in cross-section with a flat termination from a single pocket found approximately 5-6 years ago.


E238 - Copper after Cuprite with Silver $ 1200
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


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Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238a.jpg] Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238b.jpg] Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238c.jpg]

Intergrown octahedrons of Copper that have nearly completely replaced earlier Cuprite crystals (just a touch of Cuprite is visible). Complete all around and undamaged. Small areas of Silver are aso present giving it added appeal. This is an exceptional specimen as most of these have a coarser appearance due to larger subcrystals of Copper. The finess of the Copper leads to a much sharper crystal.


TS194 - Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite $ 240
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2 cm


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Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194a.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194b.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194c.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194d.jpg]

Fine quality Hausmanite (sharply formed with very bright, satiny luster) with an attached pale yellow Ettringite crystal on red Andradite.
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