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T361 - Malachite after Azurite $ 220 (=~ AUS$ 285)
Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t361a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t361b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t361c.jpg]

Well formed replacement of Malachite after Azurite. Bisbee classic from the mine the produced the best of these.


T362 - Wulfenite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362d.jpg]

Thick chunky crystals on both sides of a calcite matrix. Crystals are undamaged except on one edge where the matrix broke away. I can't decide which side I like better, both are good.


T366 - Apatite on Quartz $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.5 x 2 cm


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Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366c.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366d.jpg]

Large, flat tabular Quartz crystal that is smooth and glassy on one side, with purple Apatite crystals coating the other side.


T368 - Heliodor $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.3 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Heliodor from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t368a.jpg] Heliodor from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t368b.jpg]

Gem quality Heliodor crystal, terminated and undamaged except for one tiny chip on one side of the termination, which is hard to notice among the irregular etched surfaces. Lightly etched with lateral etch marks on some edges.


T374 - Azurite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Bisbee, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374c.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374d.jpg]

Four sharp, well defined crystals of Azurite on a Limonite matrix. The crystals reach 1cm in size and are undamaged. Comes with an Arizon-Sonora Desert Museum label.


T378 - Apatite with Fluorite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal
miniature - 4.9 x 3 x 3 cm


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Apatite with Fluorite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t378a.jpg] Apatite with Fluorite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t378b.jpg] Apatite with Fluorite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t378c.jpg]

Glassy green Apatite crystals. The addition of purple Fluorite makes this a really colorful piece. Slight chipping on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


T384 - Apatite with Muscovite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 3.2 x 2 cm


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Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t384a.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t384b.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t384c.jpg]

Showy cluster of glassy green Apatite crystals. Bright and lively crystals. Undamaged. The camera does not pick up the green well and the brightness is not well conveyed in photos, thus this is way better in person than the photos may indicate.


T385 - Smithsonite $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 1166)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t385d.jpg]

Open vug filled with large, double-terminated Smithsonite crystals. The Smithsonite are a light pinkish orange in color and reach 1.9cm in size.


T387 - Rhodochrosite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.3 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t387a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t387b.jpg]

Twinned Rhodochrosite crystal, a floater with no points of attachment. The color is just outstanding. This was recently released from the Charlie Key collection and it is clear he saved some good ones. Previous twinned Mont St. Hilaire Rhodos I've seen have all been a darker brick red color and opaque. This one is bright red and translucent through most of the specimen. Undamaged. A small amount of minerals attached to one edge.


T397 - Rhodochrosite $ 380 (=~ AUS$ 492)
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.7 x 0.3 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t397a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t397b.jpg]

Twinned Rhodochrosite crystal group, a floater with no points of attachment. This was recently released from the Charlie Key collection and it is clear he saved some good ones. Previous twinned Mont St. Hilaire Rhodos I've seen have all been a darker brick red color and opaque. This one is a nice pinkish red and translucent. Undamaged.


T412 - Montmorillonite in Quartz $ 290 (=~ AUS$ 376)
White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t412a.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t412b.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t412c.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t412d.jpg]

Distinctive Quartz crystal cluster colored pink by inclusions of Montmorillonite. Comes with an old label that dates this back to at least 1985.


T418 - Cuprite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


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Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418c.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418d.jpg]

Perfect undamaged floater octahedron with bevelled edges. 0.9cm on edge, 1.2cm wide tip to tip.


T419 - Tourmaline $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 842)
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t419a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t419b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t419c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t419d.jpg]

Amazing example of a naturally bent Tourmaline crystal, caused by repeated fracturing and rehealing in the pegmatite pocket during formation. Double terminated (though one termination partially intergrown with Albite). Undamaged.


T420 - Dioptase $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 311)
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Dioptase from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t420a.jpg] Dioptase from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t420b.jpg]

Dioptase crystal cluster with main crystal 1.6 x 0.8 cm in size.


T423 - Tourmaline $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 842)
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t423a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t423b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t423c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t423d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of double-terminated Tourmaline crystals with attached Albite. The crystals have a rare yellow coloration on one end and are green on the other ends.
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