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K698 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 375 (=~ AUS$ 486)
Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698c.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698d.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698e.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698f.jpg]

Golden yellow Wulfenite crystals to 1.7cm with small spherical Mimetite crystal groupss, good all around.


K713 - Chalcedony after Gastropod $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Mesa Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 3 cm


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Chalcedony after Gastropod from Mesa Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K713a.jpg] Chalcedony after Gastropod from Mesa Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K713b.jpg] Chalcedony after Gastropod from Mesa Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K713c.jpg] Chalcedony after Gastropod from Mesa Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K713d.jpg]

Silica rich matrix hosting a 1.4cm fossil gastropod that has been replaced by translucent orange Chalcedony. Perfectly preserved and undamaged. This was found in the Morrison formation and is approximately 155 million years old. Collected by Bill Hawes.


K712 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 225 (=~ AUS$ 291)
Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712d.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystals clearly evident. Smithsonite also covers the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite.


K738 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777)
Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738d.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738e.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738f.jpg]

Transparent light green Fluorite cubes with transparent wafer-like Calcite crystals. The quality of both the Fluorite and Calcite is remarkable. The best of a small lot I obtained years ago.


K737 - Torbernite $ 425 (=~ AUS$ 551)
Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737a.jpg] Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737b.jpg] Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737c.jpg]

Open vug filled with fibrous Malachite and large platy crystals of Torbernite. Other minerals present throughout the matrix.


K739 - Cinnabar $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm


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Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739a.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739b.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739c.jpg]

Cluster of large, twinned Cinnabar crystals 2.2cm wide on Dolomite and Quartz crystals. Another small 'drill bit' twin is near the base.


K740 - Fluorite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 3.7 x 3.4 x 2 cm


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Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740a.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740b.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740c.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent purple Fluorite crystals, a floater with no matrix. A little damage, slightly rehealed, along the right side, otherwise perfectly crystallized all around and the luster is like glass.


K717 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 97)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717b.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717c.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717d.jpg]

Elongated groups of Tsavorite crystals intergrown with a glassy, terminated Diopside crystal. There are also small Pyrite crystals associated.


K652 - Hessonite on Diopside $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Hessonite on Diopside from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/K652a.jpg] Hessonite on Diopside from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/K652b.jpg] Hessonite on Diopside from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/K652c.jpg]

Glassy, translucent red crystals of Grossular var. Hessonite attached to a light green Diopside crystal. Out of an old collection.


K653 - Ludlamite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 233)
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653a.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653b.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653c.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653d.jpg]

Large single crystal on a tiny bit of matrix. Well terminated, translucent, and undamaged.


K718 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 275 (=~ AUS$ 356)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K718a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K718b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K718c.jpg]

High quality, glassy 1cm Tsavorite crystal with good color on a Graphite matrix. Undamaged crystal that is transparent. There are some shallow grooves on the surface caused by former Graphite crystals.


K659 - Wulfenite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 162)
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K659a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K659b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K659c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K659d.jpg]

Translucent orange single crystal. Tabular habit, complete all round. There is a small nick to the lower left corner, otherwise undamaged.


K660 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 162)
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/K660a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/K660b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/K660c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/K660d.jpg]

Cluster of pink Mangano Calcite crystals from the famous Mashamba West Mine. Main crystal is thick and 1.1cm tall.


K663 - Axinite $ 40 (=~ AUS$ 52)
Obira, Kyushu, Japan
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.2 cm


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Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/K663a.jpg] Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/K663b.jpg] Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/K663c.jpg]

Gemmy, terminated single crystal from Japan.


K665 - Galena (spinel twin) $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Galena (spinel twin) from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K665a.jpg] Galena (spinel twin) from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K665b.jpg] Galena (spinel twin) from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K665c.jpg]

Lustrous spinel-twinned Galena crystal. Galena is not commmon from Mapimi, and spinel-twins less so.
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