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C344 - Cuprite with Copper $ 300
New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344d.jpg]

Solid mass of Cuprite crystals intergrown with elongated, wire-like crystals of Copper.


C345 - Silver with Calcite $ 800
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 1.0 cm


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Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345a.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345b.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345c.jpg]

Lattice-like crystals of Silver on Calcite. Longer spinel-twinned crystal rise up out of the Calcite, with smaller crystals filling in. This is out an old collection that looks like it was put together in the 1970s. The Silver has a natural dark patina that could easy be brightened up if desired.


C350 - Malachite and Azurite $ 350
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350a.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350b.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350c.jpg]

Botryoidal crystals of Azurite with areas of bright, chatoyant Malachite. The color of the Azurite is superb, as is the combination of colors. The matrix is composed of nodules of a vitreous black mineral.


C358 - Apophyllite $ 300
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358c.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C364 - Aquamarine with Spessartine $ 280
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364a.jpg] Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364b.jpg] Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364c.jpg]

Gem 3.1cm Aqua crystal on Albite with attached Spessartine crystals. Undamaged.


C365 - Cinnabar $ 450
Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c365a.jpg] Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c365b.jpg] Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c365c.jpg] Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c365d.jpg]

Deep red, translucent twinned Cinnabar crystals on matrix associated with Quartz crystals. Hard to find specimen from an uncommon old locality. Main crystal is 8mm and perfect.


C369 - Kunzite on Quartz $ 1250
Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


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Kunzite on Quartz from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c369a.jpg] Kunzite on Quartz from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c369b.jpg] Kunzite on Quartz from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c369c.jpg]

Three terminated Kunzite crystals rising out of a Quartz matrix. The Kunzite crystals are transparent with great color, especially given their size. The Kunzites extend up approximately 2.5 cm and the alrger are 1cm thick. Highly aesthetic and unusual matrix Kunzite.


C371 - Smithsonite $ 1800 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 900
Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 13 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371c.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371d.jpg]

Thick layer of botryoidal blue/green Smithsonite. Large undamaged specimen out of an old collection.


C374 - Dioptase $ 3500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c374a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c374b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c374c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c374d.jpg]

Bright and gemmy Dioptase crystals covering matrix. There are a couple damaged crystals present but the vast majority are perfect and the luster and transparency are great. This is out of an old collection built in the 1970s and on the market for the first time since then.


C376 - Kunzite $ 1500
Minas Gerais, Brazil
large cabinet - 18 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


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Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376a.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376b.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376c.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376d.jpg]

Two old, gem Kunzite crystals, one pink and one yellow. The yellow is 18cm and the pink is 15.5cm. Both are double terminated with etched terminations and roughly rectangular in cross-section. These are out of an old collection built in the 1970s and still retain their original price tag stickers of $250 each.


C381 - Datolite $ 400
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381a.jpg] Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381b.jpg] Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381c.jpg]

Rare specimen of pink Datolite from the Wessels Mine. There are 5 main crystals to 1.3cm that run up the center of the specimen. Crystals have glassy luster and are undamaged.


C385 - Stibiconite after Stibnite $ 150
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c385a.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c385b.jpg]

Stibiconite after Stibnite specimen with sharp form and a steep pyramidal termination. This is a Mexican classic and a complete replacement of the former Stibnite (not just a surface coating) as can be seen on the bottom of the crystal. Complete and undamaged.


C386 - Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite $ 180
Poona, India
miniature - 3.6 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386a.jpg] Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386b.jpg] Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386c.jpg] Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386d.jpg]

Green Apophyllite with attached spherical white crystal groups of Mesolite and blades of Stilbite. Aesthetic and undamaged miniature out of the Trimingham collection. Old label indicates it was purchased for $60 from the Rocksmiths back in 1994.


C388 - Stellerite $ 650
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4.0 cm


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Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388c.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388d.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4.8cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C389 - Stellerite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c389a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c389b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c389c.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 3.5cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.

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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

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