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M921 - Spessartine, Apatite $ 625
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Spessartine, Apatite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M921a.jpg] Spessartine, Apatite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M921b.jpg] Spessartine, Apatite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M921c.jpg] Spessartine, Apatite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M921d.jpg] Spessartine, Apatite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M921e.jpg] Spessartine, Apatite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M921f.jpg]

Red Spessartine either grown over or replacing a pink Apatite crystal. The garnets come together around the Apatite and retain the general form of the Apatite, with natural gaps between the garnets evidenced by etched faces in the walls of the gaps. These are certainly unusual and uncommon specimens, and I've only had 2 before. A flaoter fully crystallized all around, with attached mica.


M918 - Fluorite $ 150
Denton Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite from Denton Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M918a.jpg] Fluorite from Denton Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M918b.jpg] Fluorite from Denton Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M918c.jpg] Fluorite from Denton Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M918d.jpg]

Purple cubic Fluorite crystals on matrix. Good phantoms and better than photos.


M915 - Epidote on Sphene $ 600
Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915a.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915c.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915d.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915e.jpg]

This is one heck of a nice thumbnail featuring a spray formation of green Epiodte attached tothe tip of a transparent Sphene crystal. Excellent aethetics and the spray is undamaged, specimen only has a bit of chipping along the base of the Sphene on one side. Really nice one!


M924 - Tourmaline $ 225
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.3 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M924a.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M924b.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M924c.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M924d.jpg]

Gemmy lavender colored Tourmaline with green zones and a green termination. Glassy and undamaged with natural etching. Weighs 5.47 grams.


M919 - Pyromorphite $ 650
Bunker Hill Miine, Kellogg, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA
miniature - 3.6 x 3 x 2.4 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Miine, Kellogg, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/M919a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Miine, Kellogg, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/M919b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Miine, Kellogg, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/M919c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Miine, Kellogg, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/M919d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Miine, Kellogg, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/M919e.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Miine, Kellogg, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/M919f.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of thick orange Pyromrphite crystals. Large central crystal is 1.7 x 1.3 cm. Undamaged.


M320 - Azurite $ 75
Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.3 cm


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Azurite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M320a.jpg] Azurite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M320b.jpg] Azurite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M320c.jpg] Azurite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M320d.jpg]

Specimen of solid Azurite with crystal lined vugs all over. An old classic out a collection built in the 1980s.


D352 - Zircon $ 150
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D352a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D352b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D352c.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D352d.jpg]

Single gemmy Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete all around and undamaged except for some slight edge chipping. Smooth, flat crystal faces on the termination with surface growth patterns on the prism faces, which is common with these crystals.


D353 - Zircon $ 150
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D353a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D353b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D353c.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D353d.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D353e.jpg]

Single gemmy Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete all around and undamaged. Smooth, flat crystal faces on the termination with undulating surface growth patterns on the prism faces, which is common with these crystals. Good transparency!


M518 - Calcite on Sphalerite $ 75
Joplin, Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M518a.jpg] Calcite on Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M518b.jpg] Calcite on Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M518c.jpg] Calcite on Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M518d.jpg] Calcite on Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M518e.jpg]

Honey-colored Calcite crystals to over 3cm on crystallized Sphalerite. Old tag on back shows a price of $180.


M594 - Wulfenite with Calcite $ 125
Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Wulfenite with Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M594a.jpg] Wulfenite with Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M594b.jpg] Wulfenite with Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M594c.jpg] Wulfenite with Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M594d.jpg] Wulfenite with Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M594e.jpg]

Specimen of large Wulfenite crystals and attached Calcite crystals. The wulfenite reach 3.5cm in size. Old specimen.


K926 - Azurite $ 75
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K926a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K926b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K926c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K926d.jpg]

Superb electric blue Azurite crystals forming a stacked grouping. This is from the watercourse pocket (also called the elegant pocket or spiderweb pocket) that was opened in 2013. Crystals with superb color and top, wet luster. Main crystal is 1.5cm and sits on top for maximum display.


M890 - Ilvaite $ 150
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890c.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890d.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890e.jpg]

Thick, glossy single black Ilvaite crystal with typical chisel-shaped termination. There is a small green Quartz crystal attached to the side. Complete all around. Good large, thick crystal.


M894 - Ilvaite $ 75
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
thumbnail - 3 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M894a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M894b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M894c.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M894d.jpg]

Glossy single black Ilvaite crystal with typical chisel-shaped termination. Complete all around.


M752 - Chalcopyrite $ 160
El Teniente Mine, Rancague, Chile
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Chalcopyrite from El Teniente Mine, Rancague, Chile [db_pics/pics/M752a.jpg] Chalcopyrite from El Teniente Mine, Rancague, Chile [db_pics/pics/M752b.jpg] Chalcopyrite from El Teniente Mine, Rancague, Chile [db_pics/pics/M752c.jpg] Chalcopyrite from El Teniente Mine, Rancague, Chile [db_pics/pics/M752d.jpg] Chalcopyrite from El Teniente Mine, Rancague, Chile [db_pics/pics/M752e.jpg]

Large Chalcopyrite crystals to 2.5cm on a matrix of soid Chalcopyrite. The El Teniente mine (meaning "The Lieutenant") is reportedly the world's biggest underground copper mine than began operations in 1819, located in the Andes mountains at an elevation of 7,500 above sea level. This mine is also known for its very large gypsum crystals, measuring up to l0 feet long. An interesting locality piece that comes with an old Lidstrom's label. Out of an old collection form the 1980s.


K801 - Spinel $ 150
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K801a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K801b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K801c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K801d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent pink Spinel crystals. Sharply formed aesthetic group that displays well on white Calcite. One nicked corner, toherwise perfect and compelte all around.
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