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D293 - Harmotome $ 125
Strontian, Argyll, Scotland
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm


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Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293a.jpg] Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293b.jpg] Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293c.jpg]

Pearlescent white Harmotome crystals on matrix. An uncommon classic from Scotland.


D294 - Tarnowitzite $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294a.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294b.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294c.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294d.jpg]

Pearlescent white Tarnowitzite crystals covering the top surface of matrix. A Tsumeb classic.


D432 - Liddicoatite $ 230
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 0.3 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D432a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D432b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D432c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a clear zone, then a thin green zone, then finally a bright pink, transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 5.07 grams.


D435 - Liddicoatite $ 350
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 0.3 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a thin yellow zone, then bright pink surrounding a transparent red central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 8.71 grams.


D436 - Liddicoatite $ 300
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
thumbnail - 3 x 2.4 x 0.4 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a clear zone, then a thin green zone, then finally a bright pink, transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 6.58 grams.


D442 - Liddicoatite $ 450
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 0.4 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind that shows areas of blue followed by a hot pink zone, and a orange/yellow transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 23.66 grams.


D446 - Beraunite $ 50
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm


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Beraunite from Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/D446a.jpg] Beraunite from Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/D446b.jpg] Beraunite from Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/D446c.jpg] Beraunite from Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/D446d.jpg]

Five specimens of Beraunite crystals mounted atop wooden posts in a perky box. Golden acicular crystals of this rare phosphate mineral.


D447 - Malachite $ 120
Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Malachite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D447a.jpg] Malachite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D447b.jpg] Malachite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D447c.jpg]

Spherical groups of Malachite on matrix, largest sphere is 1.1cm wide. A fine quality Morenci specimen.


D448 - Huebnerite on Quartz $ 120
Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Huebnerite on Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D448a.jpg] Huebnerite on Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D448b.jpg] Huebnerite on Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D448c.jpg]

Small but highly aesthetic specimen with a single red Huebnerite crystal atop Quartz crystals. The Hubnerite crystal is 7mm tall. Great locality piece.


D450 - Almandine $ 125
unknown
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


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Almandine from unknown [db_pics/pics/D450a.jpg] Almandine from unknown [db_pics/pics/D450b.jpg] Almandine from unknown [db_pics/pics/D450c.jpg] Almandine from unknown [db_pics/pics/D450d.jpg]

Single complete Almandine crystal out of an old collection without any given locality information, though most of the specimens in the collection were from the USA. Well crystallized all around with one face showing a naturally etched indentation. Bright flashed of red are visible inside.


D451 - Magnetite $ 125
Balmat, New York, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Magnetite from Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/D451a.jpg] Magnetite from Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/D451b.jpg] Magnetite from Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/D451c.jpg]

Single cubic Magnetite crystal from the classic USA locality of Balmat. Indivicual faces are not quite flat, each has a very slight pyramidal rise.


D452 - Gratonite $ 175
Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/D452a.jpg] Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/D452b.jpg] Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/D452c.jpg]

Silvery colored cluster of Gratonite, a rare lead arsenic sulfide. Well formed bright crystals spraying out in all directions. This is from an old collection, the sticker on the bottom of the perky box indicates it was purchased in 1974 for $20.


D454 - Phenakite $ 125
Mt. White, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 1 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454a.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454b.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454c.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454d.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454e.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454f.jpg]

Colorless Phenakite crystal with sharp, well crystallied faces, almost garnet-like in form. Collected in 1998.


D455 - Grossular on Diopside $ 145
Eden Mills, Vermont, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


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Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/D455a.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/D455b.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/D455c.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/D455d.jpg]

Sharp cinnamon orange Grossular crystal atop a green Diopside crystal. The garnet is gemmy, complete and undamaged.


D457 - Fluorite on Ferberite with Quartz $ 125
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 1.1 cm


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Fluorite on Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D457a.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D457b.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D457c.jpg]

A very well formed single Ferberite crystals, with 2 partial crystals intergrown with Quartz crystals and adorned by small Fluorite crystals.
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