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SM488 - Apatite on Muscovite $ 120
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2 cm


Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488a.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488b.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488c.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488d.jpg]

Translucent green Apatite crystals to 1.5cm on a thin cast of Muscovite crystals.


SM491 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 280
Chessy, Rhone Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/SM491a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/SM491b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/SM491c.jpg]

Complete, undmaged octahedron of Malachite after Cuprite from the historic Chessy mines. Great bevelled edges too.


SM492 - Clinochlore on Andradite var. Topazolite $ 125
San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Clinochlore on Andradite var. Topazolite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM492a.jpg] Clinochlore on Andradite var. Topazolite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM492b.jpg] Clinochlore on Andradite var. Topazolite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM492c.jpg]

Bright metallic green crystal groups of Clinochlore on drusy Topazolite.


SM493 - Veszelyite $ 300
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493d.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493e.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.


SM494 - Sphene $ 90
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM494a.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM494b.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM494c.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM494d.jpg]

Twinned 2.3cm Sphene crystal on matrix with small Epidote crystals. The crystal is complete and undamaged, translucent with good lime green color.


SM495 - Vesuvianite $ 90
Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2 cm


Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495c.jpg]

Double-terminated rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystal with good luster.


SM496 - Enargite with Pyrite $ 300
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Enargite with Pyrite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM496a.jpg] Enargite with Pyrite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM496b.jpg] Enargite with Pyrite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM496c.jpg]

Densely clustered crystals of Enargite with individual crystals to 2 cm in length. One pyrite crystal on the surface and more embedded in the base. Specimen is nearly solid Enargite.


SM497 - Enargite on Pyrite $ 250
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 6.0 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Enargite on Pyrite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM497a.jpg] Enargite on Pyrite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM497b.jpg] Enargite on Pyrite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM497c.jpg]

Highly lustrous crystals of Enargite on Pyrite.


SM498 - Calcite on Ferberite $ 260
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498a.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498b.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498c.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498d.jpg]

Exquisite crystal of Ferberite with the backside coated by white Calcite crystals. The Ferberite had an unusual curving form and is highly aesthetic and very lustrous. Fine and unusual specimen. Undamaged.


SM499 - Tanzanite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 2.3 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499d.jpg]

Large, gemmy single Tanzanite crystal, complete and well terminated. There is an indentation from another crystal on the backside. This is a heated crystal and priced to move.


SM500 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM500a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM500b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM500c.jpg]

Tall, elongated single Tanzanite crystal, complete all around and well terminated. There is slight edge chatter in a couple places, otherwise undamaged. This is a heated crystal and priced to move.


SM501 - Tanzanite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM501a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM501b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM501c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM501d.jpg]

Interconnected, side-by-side Tanzanite crystals, complete and well terminated. This is a heated crystal and priced to move.


SM502 - Tanzanite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM502a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM502b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM502c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM502d.jpg]

Thick, chunky Tanzanite crystal with an unusual, ragged toothed termination that is colorless at the very top. This is a heated crystal and priced to move. Weighs 21.6 grams!


SM503 - Serandite $ 90
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.0 x 1 cm


Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503a.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503b.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503c.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503d.jpg]

Two intergrown crystals of salmon pink Serandite with attached mica.


SM504 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM504a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM504b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM504c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM504d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM504e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM504f.jpg]

Neat specimen, and unusual, composed of Malachite after Azurite psuedomorphs, with shiny, lustrous Azurite grown upone the tips of the psuedomorphs. Complete all around and undamaged.



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