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SM606 - Sphalerite with Quartz $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru
cabinet - 12.0 x 9.2 x 4.7 cm


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Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606a.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606b.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606c.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606d.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606e.jpg]

Large, dark color Sphalerite crystals dominate the top of this specimen with the largest individual one measuring 3.5cm on edge. The matrix is entirely Sphalerite with the terminated top crystals showing small white druzy Quartz crystals providing a nice contrast. Weight is 1lb, 10oz. Ex. The Rocksmiths Minerals with their old label showing $22 price over 20 years ago. A very clean specimen with only minor contact or chipping to the main crystals.


SM607 - Barite and Sphalerite with Fluorite. $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175 (=~ AUS$ 227)
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
cabinet - 11.0 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm


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Barite and Sphalerite with Fluorite. from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/SM607a.jpg] Barite and Sphalerite with Fluorite. from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/SM607b.jpg] Barite and Sphalerite with Fluorite. from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/SM607c.jpg] Barite and Sphalerite with Fluorite. from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/SM607d.jpg] Barite and Sphalerite with Fluorite. from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/SM607e.jpg]

A matrix group with a 6 cm crystalline cluster of white Barite in association with a 3.5cm group of dark reddish brown Sphalerite crystals and numerous small 3-7mm purple Fluorite cubes make up this classic Tennessee District specimen. The matrix consists of gray silicified Dolomite serving as the base. The primary viewing angle of this specimen is in very good condition. The back side shows some contact with the Barite crystal cluster. It also comes with an old 1977 'Crystal Cavern Minerals' label showing a price of $50 comes with this nice combination species example.


SM615 - Axinite on Quartz $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 311)
Butte County, California, USA
miniature - 4.0 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


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Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615a.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615b.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615c.jpg]

A rare specimen from Butte County in California showing a cluster of bladed, light brown, Axinite crystals centered on a pair of water-clear Quartz crystals. The specimen is a floater with no point of attachment visible and the Quartz crystals are terminated on both ends. No visible damage to any part of this specimen. Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), in Minerals of California, notes an occurrence near the Feather River and Yankee Hill areas, but little else is known. Comes mounted with minreal tac in a 2-inch perky box with an original old faded label. A true rarity for the California collector.


SM623 - Calcite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA
miniature - 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.6 cm


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Calcite from North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM623a.jpg] Calcite from North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM623b.jpg] Calcite from North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM623c.jpg]

A classic Vernon Calcite specimen with sharp, golden color, gemmy crystals on minor matrix. The example is in great shape overall, and displays very well. Ex. Lawrence H. Conklin Private Collection with label included.


SM626 - Orpiment $ 160 (=~ AUS$ 207)
Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 4.5 x 2.9 cm


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Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SM626a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SM626b.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SM626c.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SM626d.jpg]

Orpiment on matrix from the famous find at Twin Creeks back in the late 1990's. A group of yellow-orange crystals with chisel terminations contrasts nicely with the dark matrix. Most specimens were crystal clusters without matrix.


SM631 - Brucite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8.7 x 5.2 x 4.7 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM631a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM631b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM631c.jpg]

Large, solid radial mass of Brucite on minor matrix. This is an uncommon example well crystallized all around, characteristic of open pocket growth and not growth in tight, contacted seams as are most. Translucent, thick and sturdy.


SM551 - Serandite $ 50 (=~ AUS$ 65)
Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.9 x 1.0 cm


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Serandite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM551a.jpg] Serandite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM551b.jpg] Serandite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM551c.jpg]

A single, well-terminated salmon colored Serandite crystal, more elongated in form than most, with the classic association of white Analcime, Natrolite, and a small rosette cluster of Polylithionite crystals on the back side.


SM552 - Carrolite $ 140 (=~ AUS$ 181)
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 5.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM552a.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM552b.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM552d.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM552e.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous octahedral Carrollite crystals to 1.8cm on matrix with white Calcite. From older finds out of an old collection.


SM553 - Carrolite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 233)
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


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Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM553a.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM553b.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM553c.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM553d.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous octahedral Carrollite crystals to 1.7cm on matrix with white Calcite and Chalcopyrite visible. From older finds out of an old collection.


SM554 - Carrolite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.8 x 4.0 x 2.3 cm


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Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM554a.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM554b.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM554c.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous octahedral Carrollite crystals to 1.3cm on matrix with white Calcite. From older finds out of an old collection.


SM556 - Apatite $ 90 (=~ AUS$ 117)
Panasquiera, Portugal
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556d.jpg]

A single large 3.0cm wide glassy and translucent pale green Apatite crystal on a small amount of sulfide rich matrix. No damage to this excellent example from Portugal.


SM557 - Apatite $ 80 (=~ AUS$ 104)
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4.8 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM557a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM557b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM557c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM557d.jpg]

A cluster of wide glassy and translucent pale green Apatite crystals with small rosettes of Muscovite, tabular tan color Siderite crystals, and a few small Quartz points. An excellent combination of species example from this classic locality.


SM558 - Zircon crystals on/after Siderite with Orthoclase, Quartz, and Aegirine $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 311)
Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
cabinet - 11.0 x 4.7 x 2.3 cm


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Zircon crystals on/after Siderite with Orthoclase, Quartz, and Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi [db_pics/pics/SM558a.jpg] Zircon crystals on/after Siderite with Orthoclase, Quartz, and Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi [db_pics/pics/SM558b.jpg] Zircon crystals on/after Siderite with Orthoclase, Quartz, and Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi [db_pics/pics/SM558c.jpg] Zircon crystals on/after Siderite with Orthoclase, Quartz, and Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi [db_pics/pics/SM558d.jpg] Zircon crystals on/after Siderite with Orthoclase, Quartz, and Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi [db_pics/pics/SM558e.jpg]

A large, 11.0cm long, double-terminated, dark colored Aegirine crystal serves as host to a number of species including dozens of small yellow gemmy Zircon crystals, white Orthoclase crystals, large encrusted Siderite crystals, and a few clear Quartz points. Sold to me as Zircon replacing Siderite crystals, of which there are 3 distinct crystals to 2cm. An outstanding combination of species for the locality and in very good condition all-around.


SM559 - Veszelyite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.4 x 5.0 cm


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Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM559a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM559b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM559c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM559d.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 4mm in vugs in matrix. Lots and lots of Veszelyite crystals all over. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


SM560 - Veszelyite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100 (=~ AUS$ 130)
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 7.7 x 5.7 x 4.4 cm


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Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM560a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM560b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM560c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM560e.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 4mm in vugs in matrix. Lots and lots of Veszelyite crystals all over. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China. Bottom of specimen has been sawn flat to better show display angles.

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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

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