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ST643 - Scheelite with Muscovite $ 250
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


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Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643a.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643b.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643c.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643d.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643e.jpg]

Octahedral Scheelite crystal, 3.8cm wide, atop a Muscovite covered matrix. The Scheelite shows off dramatically with good color and translucency.


ST588 - Calaverite, Chalcedony $ 650
Strong Mine, Cripple Creek Mining Dist., Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Calaverite, Chalcedony from Strong Mine, Cripple Creek Mining Dist., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST588a.jpg] Calaverite, Chalcedony from Strong Mine, Cripple Creek Mining Dist., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST588b.jpg] Calaverite, Chalcedony from Strong Mine, Cripple Creek Mining Dist., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST588c.jpg] Calaverite, Chalcedony from Strong Mine, Cripple Creek Mining Dist., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST588d.jpg]

Large crystals of Calaverite coated by and held together by Chalcedony. The specimen is nothing but intergrown Calaverite crystals without matrix. The largest uncoated crystal on front is 1 x 1 cm, and there is another one on back that is 1.5cm long.


ST684 - Tourmaline $ 280
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST684a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST684b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST684c.jpg]

Doubly terminated pink and green Tourmaline crystal. It's highly translucent with dark terminations. It's an undamaged crystal though the backside is indented where another crystal grew. Weighs 33.9 grams.


ST696 - Tourmaline $ 220
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST696a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST696b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST696c.jpg]

Terminated pink Tourmaline crystal from the Himalaya Mine. It's highly translucent with a nice bevelled termination. Undamaged with rich pink color. Weighs 5.52 grams.


ST733 - Smokey Quartz $ 1200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 3 cm


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Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733d.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733e.jpg]

Highly unusual scepter-like Quartz formation from Brazil that resembles a tree. The Quartz is medium smokey in color, highly transparent, and has bright glass-like luster. Complete all around and undamaged. A strange and beautiful specimen for a collector of unusual Quartz. Even better in person!


ST735 - Fluorite $ 140
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 3.4 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Fluorite from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST735a.jpg] Fluorite from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST735b.jpg] Fluorite from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST735c.jpg] Fluorite from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST735d.jpg]

Translucent green cubes of Fluorite with areas of purple coloration. This color combination is uncommon.


ST738 - Fluorite with Aquamarine $ 275
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite with Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST738a.jpg] Fluorite with Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST738c.jpg] Fluorite with Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST738e.jpg] Fluorite with Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST738f.jpg]

Translucent green cubes of Fluorite with areas of web-like purple coloration. There is an attached 8mm Aquamarine crystal and Albite. It has areas of etching and is a mostly complete cube and undamaged.


ST723 - Calcite $ 360
Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Calcite from Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/ST723a.jpg] Calcite from Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/ST723b.jpg] Calcite from Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/ST723c.jpg] Calcite from Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/ST723d.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of light yellow transparent Calcite crystals from Norway. The main crystal is 2.5cm wide with stunning form and quality. Undamaged specimen with no matrix.


ST719 - Magnesioaxinite $ 125
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1 x 0.4 cm


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Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST719a.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST719b.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST719c.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST719d.jpg]

Glassy purple/blue single Magnesioaxinite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Complete all around and undamaged. Partially transparent with a bit of Graphite in the bottom. Cute, quality thumbnail.


ST736 - Vanadinite $ 500
Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736a.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736b.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736c.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736d.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736e.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736f.jpg]

Large single, hoppered Vanadinite crystal from the Apex Mine in Mexico. A good sized, impressive crystal that is complete all around and undamaged.


ST752 - Spinel $ 250
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752c.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752d.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752e.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystals from recent finds in Tanzania. The cluster is complete all around has damage only on one edge, otherwise undamaged. Good color, luster and translucency.


ST734 - Tourmaline var. Indicolite $ 250
Blue Chihuahua Mine, Iron Spring Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Blue Chihuahua Mine, Iron Spring Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST734a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Blue Chihuahua Mine, Iron Spring Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST734b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Blue Chihuahua Mine, Iron Spring Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST734c.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Blue Chihuahua Mine, Iron Spring Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST734d.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Blue Chihuahua Mine, Iron Spring Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST734e.jpg]

Thick single Indicolite from the Blue Chihuahua Mine, an obscure pegmatite deposit located just north of San Diego County. Mined by Josie Scripps in the 1960s.


ST724 - Linarite with Brochantite $ 240
War Eagle Mine, near Barstow, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 5 cm


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Linarite with Brochantite from War Eagle Mine, near Barstow, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST724a.jpg] Linarite with Brochantite from War Eagle Mine, near Barstow, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST724b.jpg] Linarite with Brochantite from War Eagle Mine, near Barstow, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST724c.jpg] Linarite with Brochantite from War Eagle Mine, near Barstow, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST724e.jpg]

Bricht blue Linarite, green Brochantite, and small Cerussite crystals all over matrix. Uncommon locality specimen.


ST731 - Mohawkite $ 600
Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Mohawkite from Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST731a.jpg] Mohawkite from Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST731b.jpg] Mohawkite from Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST731d.jpg] Mohawkite from Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST731f.jpg]

Large nugget of Mohawkite, a mixture of Algodonite, Domeykite and arsenic-rich Copper that was first described from this locality. It has been polished on one side to show it's color. This is a solid Mohawkite nugget without matrix, the largest one I have personally seen. Weighs 15.6 ounces!


ST753 - Azurite $ 125
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST753a.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST753b.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST753c.jpg]

Single 1.7cm crystal of Azurite on matrix. The Azurite crystal is euhedral with good luster. Good crystals of Azurite are rare for this locality!
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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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