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SM243 - Fluorite and Calcite with Galena $ 280 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 140
Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11.0 x 8.0 x 8.0 cm


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Fluorite and Calcite with Galena from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM243a.jpg] Fluorite and Calcite with Galena from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM243b.jpg] Fluorite and Calcite with Galena from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM243c.jpg] Fluorite and Calcite with Galena from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM243d.jpg]

This specimen has water-clear fluorite crystals positioned on massive white calcite. A few grey-black galena crystals and some very minor micro pyrite crystals are also in association. The calcite surfaces are smooth showing some evidence of etching. Ex. Frazier's Minerals.


SM308 - Azurite with Malachite ps. after Azurite $ 150
Tsumeb, Otijikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm


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Azurite with Malachite ps. after Azurite from Tsumeb, Otijikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM308a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite ps. after Azurite from Tsumeb, Otijikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM308b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite ps. after Azurite from Tsumeb, Otijikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM308c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite ps. after Azurite from Tsumeb, Otijikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM308d.jpg]

Dark blue azurite crystals are seen intermixed with several Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite crystals from this world-class locality. If you view the specimen under magnification, there are at least two other species present with distinctly different microcrystals. Ex. Carl Acosta, Russel Jones collections.


SM316 - Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite $ 250
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm


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Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316a.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316b.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316c.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316d.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316e.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316f.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316g.jpg]

Clear modified cube Fluorite crystals are seen on the tops of gray galena crystals. Also in association are numerous groups of small silver colored Arsenopyrite crystals. A classic combination suite of species from Ojuela, with Fluorite on Galena being uncommon. Undamaged floater crystallized on all sides.


SM320 - Pyrrhotite with Muscovite $ 200
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa
small cabinet - 7.0 x 4.2 x 2.6 cm


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Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320a.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320b.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320c.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320d.jpg]

Well-formed tabular, compound stacked Pyrrhotite crystals rest in a matrix of milky quartz and Calcite on this outstanding cabinet specimen from the Nikolaevskiy Mine at Dal'negorsk. It is, essentially, a 'floater' with no visible point of contact. No damage to any of the main crystals. Largest single crystal measures 3cm wide.


SM326 - Andradite var. Demantoid $ 200
Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
miniature - 3.6 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


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Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM326a.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM326b.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM326c.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM326d.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM326e.jpg]

Several rich green color, gemmy, dodecahedral Demantoid crystals with minor micro Stilbite crystals on matrix. The largest Demantoid crystal measures about 1cm across. Undamged, gemmy crystals. Very aesthetic.


SM331 - Siderite on Cookeite $ 260 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 130
Wheal Jane, Cornwall, England
miniature - 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm


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Siderite on Cookeite from Wheal Jane, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/SM331a.jpg] Siderite on Cookeite from Wheal Jane, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/SM331b.jpg] Siderite on Cookeite from Wheal Jane, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/SM331c.jpg] Siderite on Cookeite from Wheal Jane, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/SM331d.jpg] Siderite on Cookeite from Wheal Jane, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/SM331e.jpg]

Here's an old English classic that features a large 1.8cm 'ball' of tan color Siderite crystals on a contrasting darker matrix of Cookeite from Cornwall. A very clean, aesthetic old-timer with numerous provenance labels including William Severance, Carter Rich, and Arnold Fisher. An old Trinity Minerals label shows a price of $300.


SM333 - Azurite $ 120
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333d.jpg]

Milpillas has produced some of the most beautiful Azurite specimens in recent time. Here's a matrix specimen with a 2cm wide group of dark, highly lustrous, inky blue crystals. All of the Azurite crystals are complete and sharply terminated.


SM334 - Calcite with Hematite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Wessels Mine, Kahalari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
cabinet - 11.0 x 8.5 x 5.5 cm


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Calcite with Hematite from Wessels Mine, Kahalari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SM334a.jpg] Calcite with Hematite from Wessels Mine, Kahalari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SM334b.jpg] Calcite with Hematite from Wessels Mine, Kahalari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SM334c.jpg] Calcite with Hematite from Wessels Mine, Kahalari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SM334d.jpg] Calcite with Hematite from Wessels Mine, Kahalari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SM334e.jpg] Calcite with Hematite from Wessels Mine, Kahalari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SM334f.jpg] Calcite with Hematite from Wessels Mine, Kahalari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SM334g.jpg]

A display specimen of white Calcite crystals hosting a few dark black Hematite crystal groups from this classic locality. An older example from The Charlie Key Collection disbursed a number of years ago. One old label shows a former price of $600. Lots of lustrous, clear and undamaged Calcite crystals and I can only find a couple missing along the back edge.


SM335 - Diopside $ 120
Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM335a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM335b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM335c.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM335d.jpg]

A rich green, highly gemmy and lustrous, single crystal of Diopside from Merelani Hills with sharp termination. This is the best color for Merelani Diopside.


C622 - Cuprite on Copper $ 275 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 138
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
cabinet - 9.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c622a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c622b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c622c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c622d.jpg]

Group of Copper crystals coated by Cuprite. The Cuprite covers most of the surface of the Copper and is crystallized in areas. There is also black Heterogenite and green Malachite present in areas. Large and colorful Copper specimen found in 2018.


C623 - Cuprite on Copper $ 300
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
cabinet - 11 x 5 x 5 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c623a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c623b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c623c.jpg]

Large branching group of Copper crystals coated by Cuprite. The Cuprite covers most of the surface of the Copper and is crystallized in areas. There is also black Heterogenite, green Malachite, and a blue mineral (Shattuckite ?) present in areas. Large and colorful Copper specimen found in 2018.


C624 - Cuprite on Copper $ 240 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 120
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c624a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c624b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c624c.jpg]

Large arborescent group of Copper crystals coated by Cuprite. The Cuprite covers a majority of the surface of the Copper. There is also black Heterogenite and green Malachite present in areas. Large and colorful Copper specimen found in 2018.


C625 - Cuprite on Copper $ 280
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625d.jpg]

Large arborescent group of Copper crystals coated by Cuprite. The Cuprite covers most of the surface of the Copper and is crystallized in areas. There is also black Heterogenite and green Malachite present in areas. Large and colorful Copper specimen found in 2018.


NMB - Barite with Fluorite $ 200
Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 1 cm


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Barite with Fluorite from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMba.jpg] Barite with Fluorite from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMbb.jpg] Barite with Fluorite from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMbc.jpg] Barite with Fluorite from Mex Tex Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMbd.jpg]

Large single Barite crystal, translucent to transparent. Perfectly terminated and complete all around. There is a Fluorite crystal intergrown on the right edge, and there is a small cleave on part of the edge, possibly caused by the growth of the Fluorite crystal, otherwise undamaged. 


NMC - Anglesite on Galena with Fluorite $ 150
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


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Anglesite on Galena with Fluorite from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMca.jpg] Anglesite on Galena with Fluorite from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMcd.jpg] Anglesite on Galena with Fluorite from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMce.jpg]

Galena cubes with a surface alteration to Anglesite with two attached partial crystals of Fluorite. 

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