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MM103 - Dioptase $ 1500
Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/mm103a.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/mm103b.jpg]

Interesting new Dioptase specimen from recent finds from early 2019. I posted a small number of these back in May of 2019 and recently acquired this single specimen. It is composed of a series of cup-like formations of bright, drusy Dioptase crystals.


MM104 - Japan twin Quartz with Augelite $ 450
Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Japan twin Quartz with Augelite from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/mm104a.jpg] Japan twin Quartz with Augelite from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/mm104b.jpg] Japan twin Quartz with Augelite from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/mm104c.jpg]

Aesthetic thumbnail composed of transparent, Japan twin Quartz crystals all stacked together in an artistic arrangement. A perfect, terminated green Augelite sticks out from the base.


MM105 - Stibnite $ 300
Manhattan District, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Stibnite from Manhattan District, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/mm105a.jpg] Stibnite from Manhattan District, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/mm105b.jpg] Stibnite from Manhattan District, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/mm105c.jpg]

Cluster of Stibnite crystals from a well known and long closed locality. Scuptural grouping of crystals with individual crystals to 4.5cm long. Historic specimen from the source of the best Stibnite specimens in the USA. .


MM106 - Silver $ 750
Kongsberg, Norway
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Silver from Kongsberg, Norway [db_pics/pics/mm106a.jpg] Silver from Kongsberg, Norway [db_pics/pics/mm106b.jpg] Silver from Kongsberg, Norway [db_pics/pics/mm106c.jpg] Silver from Kongsberg, Norway [db_pics/pics/mm106d.jpg]

Thumbnail-sized mass of solid Silver crystals, different than the more typical wires seen from Kongsberg. A floater well crystallized all around with great structures on both sides. Weighs 14.24 grams and comes with an old Pala International label.


MM107 - Quartz over Malachite after ? $ 600
Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz over Malachite after ? from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mm107a.jpg] Quartz over Malachite after ? from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mm107b.jpg] Quartz over Malachite after ? from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mm107c.jpg]

This is a one of kind specimen of Malachite psuedomorphed after another unidentified species, all covered by drusy Quartz. This came in a parcel of pink Calcite and Malachite (see specimen C361) and was the only one like it. An upright cluster of tabular crystals complete all around.


MM108 - Amethyst scepter $ 200
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


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Amethyst scepter from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm108a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm108b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm108c.jpg]

Deep purple scepter overgrowth of Amethyst over a lighter colored Quartz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged with great color.


MM109 - Ilvaite $ 150
Dalnegorsk, Russia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm


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Ilvaite from Dalnegorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/mm109a.jpg] Ilvaite from Dalnegorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/mm109b.jpg] Ilvaite from Dalnegorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/mm109c.jpg] Ilvaite from Dalnegorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/mm109d.jpg]

Chunky single Ilvaite crystal, complete all around and undamaged. Good luster and a full sized thumbnail.


MM113 - Smithsonite $ 1250
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
cabinet - 13 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm113a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm113b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm113c.jpg]

Brightly colored blue and purple Smithsonite specimen with silky luster and intense, uncommon coloration. The color reminds me of overly dyed cotton candy. Comes with an old Don Olson label showing a price of $1250. .


J962 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 350
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J962a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J962b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J962c.jpg]

Botryoidal Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. The crystals contrast nicely against the Orpiment.


MM116 - Azurite on Malachite $ 650
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5 x 3 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm116a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm116b.jpg]

Sparkling, lustrous blue Azurite crystals atop Malachite. The Malachite occurs as fibrous crystal groups.


MM117 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 800
Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/mm117a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/mm117b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/mm117c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/mm117d.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystals clearly evident. Smaller individual Smithsonite crystals are scattered across the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite. Beautiful specimen!


MM118 - Hematite with Quartz $ 2500
Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Hematite with Quartz from Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm118a.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm118b.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm118c.jpg]

Stunning Hematite and Quartz specimen from the classic Arizona locality, likely from the late 1970s. Mirror lustrous tabular crystals to 1.9cm. Comes with an old Larry Conklin label that shows a price of $550 likely from decades ago. There are some small damaged crystals, still this is by far the best I've owned or seen, though admittedly I have not seen many - they are uncommon, Mindat only shows 18 specimens.


MM122 - Celestite with Fluorite $ 600
Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122a.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122b.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122c.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122d.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122e.jpg]

Outstanding blue Celestite crystals with attached purple Fluorite. Individual crystals reach 5.5cm in size and are highly lustrous, many doubly-terminated. The specimen is displayable from both sides with great crystallization all around. Old labels indicate it was collected by Tim Elliot in 2002 and traded to Bill Pinch in 2003.


MM123 - Tourmaline in Morganite $ 750
Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline in Morganite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm123a.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm123b.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm123d.jpg]

Transparent Morganite crystal with inclusions of Lepidolite and a pink Tourmaline crystal. Purple Lepidolite and pink Tourmaline wrap around the base and sides. The back and part of the top are contacted. Tourmaline inclusions in Morganite are rare.


MM124 - Covellite $ 950
Summitville, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Covellite from Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mm124a.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mm124b.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mm124c.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite well protected in a vug. Ex. H.R. McBroom collection with label.
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