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ST905 - Fluorite $ 150
South Vein, Heights Quarry, Durham, England
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from South Vein, Heights Quarry, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST905a.jpg] Fluorite from South Vein, Heights Quarry, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST905b.jpg] Fluorite from South Vein, Heights Quarry, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST905c.jpg] Fluorite from South Vein, Heights Quarry, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST905d.jpg] Fluorite from South Vein, Heights Quarry, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST905e.jpg]

Glassy light purple Fluorite cubes partially coated by Calcite crystals. The Fluorite cubes have great transparency and very high luster (the luster is not apparent in the photos but it's great in person, in fact the specimen is much better in person). Comes with a couple old labels indicating it was formerly in the collection of H. Deisinger and showing a price of $200.


SV173 - Arsenopyrite, Ferberite in Quartz $ 900
Panasquiera, Portugal
cabinet - 12 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm


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Arsenopyrite, Ferberite in Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV173a.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Ferberite in Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV173b.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Ferberite in Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV173c.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Ferberite in Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV173i.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Ferberite in Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV173j.jpg]

Tall, complete single Quartz crystal from Panasquiera loaded with includions. An undamaged, highly transparent crystal with lots of inclusion of both Arseopyrite crystals and Ferberite, possibly others. There is some attached Arsenopyrite around the base.


SV152 - Fluellite with Wavellite $ 200
Willard Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Fluellite with Wavellite from Willard Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV152a.jpg] Fluellite with Wavellite from Willard Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV152b.jpg] Fluellite with Wavellite from Willard Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV152c.jpg] Fluellite with Wavellite from Willard Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV152d.jpg]

Open vug in a dark shale matrix lined with yellow Wavellite and numerous crystals of Fluellite. Fluellite is a rare phosphate mineral and the world's best were found at this old Gold mine in Nevada. The Fluellite reach 4mm in size.


SV165 - Copper, Copper in Calcite $ 375
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Copper, Copper in Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV165a.jpg] Copper, Copper in Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV165b.jpg] Copper, Copper in Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV165c.jpg] Copper, Copper in Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV165d.jpg]

Calcite crystals with inclusions of Copper from the Quincy Mine in Michigan. The Copper upon which the Calcite grew is well crystallized with individual Copper crystals to 8mm in size. The Calcite are glassy and transparent and reach 1.5cm in size.


SV177 - Tourmaline $ 2750
Laghman, Mawi, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.8 x 2.4 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Laghman, Mawi, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV177a.jpg] Tourmaline from Laghman, Mawi, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV177b.jpg] Tourmaline from Laghman, Mawi, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV177d.jpg] Tourmaline from Laghman, Mawi, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV177e.jpg] Tourmaline from Laghman, Mawi, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV177g.jpg]

Pink and green 'watermelon' Tourmaline crystal from Afghanistan. Gemmy and clean and crystalized all around - even the side crystals are complete and the base is recrystalized. Good transparency in the upper half. Complete and undamaged and weighs 44.51 grams.


ST465 - Spinel $ 180
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.1 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST465a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST465c.jpg]

Gemmy purply red Spinel crystal from Tanzania. Translucent to transparent and in great condition with just a couple edge chips.


SV236 - Sphalerite var. Cleophane $ 150
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
miniature - 4.5 x 3.7 x 2 cm


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Sphalerite var. Cleophane from Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/SV236a.jpg] Sphalerite var. Cleophane from Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/SV236b.jpg] Sphalerite var. Cleophane from Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/SV236d.jpg]

Transparent green/yellow Sphalerite crystals var. Cleophane on Quartz crystals. The crystal clusters are spherical in shape, reach 1.5cm in diameter and are transparent. Comes mounted on a Lucite display stand.


ST729 - Almandine $ 225
Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST729b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST729a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST729d.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST729e.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST729h.jpg]

Specimen of Almandine garnet crystals in schist matrix from the well known Wrangell Island locality in Alaska. The crystals reach 1.5cm wide with purple/red coloration and translucency and are well exposed from the schist. This one is loaded with crystals - the collector must have been very happy to find this one with 5 good crystals in one small piece of schist. A USA classic.


SV231 - Stibnite $ 200
Wuning Antimony Mine, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
cabinet - 11 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Stibnite from Wuning Antimony Mine, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV231a.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Antimony Mine, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV231b.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Antimony Mine, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV231c.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Antimony Mine, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV231d.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Antimony Mine, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV231e.jpg]

Cluster of bright, metallic crystals of Stibnite from China. The cluster includes long crystals to 11cm in length. These are classics from the Wuning Mine.


ST471 - Dioptase $ 150
Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST471b.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST471a.jpg]

Cluster of bright, translucent, deep emerald green crystals of Dioptase from the Congo. Nothing but solid Dioptase without matrix, with individual crystals to 1.6cm.


ST473 - Dioptase $ 150
Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST473a.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST473b.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST473c.jpg]

Emerald green crystals of Dioptase from the Congo. A fine thumbnail composed of a single large crystal with a smaller doubly-terminated crystal attached to the side.


ST476 - Dioptase $ 150
Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo
miniature - 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST476a.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST476b.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST476c.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST476d.jpg]

Cluster of bright, translucent, deep emerald green crystals of Dioptase from the Congo. Nothing but solid Dioptase without matrix, with individual crystals to 2cm!


SV208 - Whitlockite, Kulanite, Collinsite $ 1600
Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada
cabinet - 10.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Whitlockite, Kulanite, Collinsite from Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/SV208a.jpg] Whitlockite, Kulanite, Collinsite from Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/SV208c.jpg] Whitlockite, Kulanite, Collinsite from Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/SV208e.jpg] Whitlockite, Kulanite, Collinsite from Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/SV208g.jpg]

Good sized crystals of Whitlockite on matrix from the Type locality in Canada. The pearly, tabular crystals of Whitlockite reach 1.5cm in size. Associated minerals include Collinsite, deep green Kulanite, Arrojadite, and transparent Quartz crystals. Comes with an old Al Ordway collection label.


ST739 - Tourmaline $ 300
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 5.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST739a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST739b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST739e.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and undamaged. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. Excellent quality Tourmaline, internally flawless. Weighs 6.92 grams.


SV244 - Creedite $ 125
Hall Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Creedite from Hall Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV244a.jpg] Creedite from Hall Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV244b.jpg] Creedite from Hall Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV244c.jpg] Creedite from Hall Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV244d.jpg]

Lavender crystals of Creedite from the Hall Mine in Nevada. Lustrous and transparent, high quality crystals.

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37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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