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ST646 - Cassiterite $ 280
Huanuni, Oruro, Bolivia
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.7 cm


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Cassiterite from Huanuni, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST646a.jpg] Cassiterite from Huanuni, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST646b.jpg] Cassiterite from Huanuni, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST646c.jpg]

Elongated black Cassiterite crystals to 1.7cm associated with Quartz crystals. This elongated form is uncommon for Cassiterite and these are perfect undamaged crystals. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST647 - Klebelsbergite on Stibnite $ 180
Pereta Mine, Scansane, Grosseto Prov., Tuscany, Italy
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Klebelsbergite on Stibnite from Pereta Mine, Scansane, Grosseto Prov., Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST647a.jpg] Klebelsbergite on Stibnite from Pereta Mine, Scansane, Grosseto Prov., Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST647b.jpg] Klebelsbergite on Stibnite from Pereta Mine, Scansane, Grosseto Prov., Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST647c.jpg] Klebelsbergite on Stibnite from Pereta Mine, Scansane, Grosseto Prov., Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST647d.jpg] Klebelsbergite on Stibnite from Pereta Mine, Scansane, Grosseto Prov., Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST647e.jpg]

Sprays of white acicular Klebelsbergite on Stibnite. Associated minerals include Valentinite, Sulfur, and Stibconite. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST648 - Montebrasite with Albite $ 400
Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 3.2 x 2 cm


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Montebrasite with Albite from Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST648a.jpg] Montebrasite with Albite from Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST648b.jpg] Montebrasite with Albite from Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST648c.jpg] Montebrasite with Albite from Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST648d.jpg]

Blocky, gemmy crystal of Montebrasite with attached Albite. A beautiful example for the species that has good color and is complete all around. There is a bit a roughness on the left edge where some Albite grew, otherwise it has smooth flat faces all around. A really nice gem crystal. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST652 - Lorenzenite $ 240
Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Lorenzenite from Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST652a.jpg] Lorenzenite from Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST652b.jpg] Lorenzenite from Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST652c.jpg] Lorenzenite from Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST652e.jpg]

Doubly terminated single crystal of Lorenzenite in matrix. The crystal is 2.3cm and undamaged. Lorenzenite is a rare sodium titanium silicate mineral. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection from the Fersman Mineralogical Museum.


ST653 - Cornetite on Malachite $ 250
Likasi Mine, Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Cornetite on Malachite from Likasi Mine, Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST653a.jpg] Cornetite on Malachite from Likasi Mine, Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST653b.jpg] Cornetite on Malachite from Likasi Mine, Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST653c.jpg] Cornetite on Malachite from Likasi Mine, Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST653d.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Cornetite atop Malachite and Chrysocolla. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection. Purchased in 2008 from Mineral Classics and comes with a Wendell Minerals label.


ST654 - Sturmanite $ 220
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654a.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654b.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654c.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654d.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654e.jpg]

Translucent yellow Sturmanite crystls to 9mm wide on matrix. Undamaged.Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.Purchased in 2008 from Mineral Classics and comes with a Wendell Minerals label.


ST669 - Dioptase $ 400
Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669a.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669b.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669c.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669d.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669e.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669h.jpg]

Isolated and clustered Dioptase crystals to 5mm on matrix with Duftite, Brochantite, and Chrysocolla. This is an excellent example from an uncommon locality for Dioptase. Clean and undamaged. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, self collected by Erich in 2001.


ST657 - Lazurite $ 450
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST657a.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST657b.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST657c.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST657d.jpg]

Two crystals of Lazurite in a white marble matrix. The crystals are sharply formed and reach 2cm in size. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST659 - Dioptase $ 120
Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST659a.jpg] Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST659c.jpg] Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST659d.jpg] Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST659f.jpg]

Shallow Calcite lined vug loaded with bright Diioptase crystals. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST655 - Cryolite, Siderite $ 160
Ivigtut, Kitan Prov., Greenland
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


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Cryolite, Siderite from Ivigtut, Kitan Prov., Greenland [db_pics/pics/ST655a.jpg] Cryolite, Siderite from Ivigtut, Kitan Prov., Greenland [db_pics/pics/ST655b.jpg] Cryolite, Siderite from Ivigtut, Kitan Prov., Greenland [db_pics/pics/ST655c.jpg] Cryolite, Siderite from Ivigtut, Kitan Prov., Greenland [db_pics/pics/ST655d.jpg]

Crystalline Cryolite intergrown with crystals of brown Siderite. Crystals of Cryolite to 3-4mm on edge are present in one area. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST582 - Cubanite $ 1800
Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST582a.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST582b.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST582c.jpg]

Twinned crystals of Cubanite on matrix. Any Cubanite is a rarity, but matrix pieces are especially rare. This one has a great twinned crystal 1.2cm wide that is undamaged with bright, brassy metallic luster.


ST583 - Rhodochrosite $ 3000
Graham's Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Graham's Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST583a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Graham's Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST583b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Graham's Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST583c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Graham's Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST583d.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Graham's Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST583e.jpg]

Deep pinkish red rhombic crystal of Rhodochrosite. Large rhombic crystals in great condition. Comes with an old A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum label.


ST591 - Silver $ 275
Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm


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Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST591a.jpg] Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST591b.jpg] Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST591c.jpg]

Aesthetic, curving Silver wires from Aspen. Fine and uncommon thumbnail.


ST586 - Rhodochrosite with Tetrahedrite $ 1200
Millennium Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Rhodochrosite with Tetrahedrite from Millennium Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST586a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Tetrahedrite from Millennium Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST586b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Tetrahedrite from Millennium Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST586c.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Tetrahedrite from Millennium Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST586e.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Tetrahedrite from Millennium Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST586f.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Tetrahedrite from Millennium Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST586g.jpg]

Deep pinkish red rhombic crystals of Rhodochrosite to 1.5cm that contrast with dark Tetrahedrite crystals. The best crystals are highly transparent.


ST587 - Gold $ 350
Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 0.6 cm


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Gold from Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST587a.jpg] Gold from Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST587d.jpg] Gold from Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST587e.jpg] Gold from Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST587g.jpg]

Cut slab of Gold ore showing bright grains of Gold in a matrix of Galena, Chalcopyrite and Quartz. The Quartz zones are richly included with Gold, while the Galena areas show Chalcopyrite of a slightly darker golden color than the Gold.
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