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D205 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


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Tourmaline from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D205a.jpg] Tourmaline from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D205b.jpg] Tourmaline from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D205c.jpg] Tourmaline from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D205d.jpg]

Blue-cap Tourmaline crystal from the famous Sapo Mine. The lower core is red, followed by a blue/green zone then a deep blue termination. Complete all around and undamaged except for one trivial edge chip. Weighs 7.37 grams.


M871 - Ilvaite $ 275
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.8 x 4.3 x 3.9 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M871a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M871b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M871c.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M871d.jpg]

Glossy single black Ilvaite crystal with typical chisel-shaped termination. Wonderful curving crystal faces give it style and uniqueness. Large impressive crystal that is wider than it is tall. Complete all around.


M852 - Tremolite $ 75
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M852a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M852b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M852c.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M852d.jpg]

Terminated single Tremolite crystal with bright, vivid green coloration. Translucent to transparent, complete all around, with a flat, glassy termination. Most are mere shards or fragments and complete terminated crystals such as this are are much less common. Like a number of other mineral species from Merelani, these Tremolites are considered the world's best of species.


M853 - Tremolite $ 125
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.7 x 0.4 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M853a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M853b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M853c.jpg]

Terminated single Tremolite crystal with bright, vivid green coloration. Translucent to transparent, complete all around, with a flat, glassy termination. Most are mere shards or fragments and complete terminated crystals such as this are are much less common. Like a number of other mineral species from Merelani, these Tremolites are considered the world's best of species.


M945 - Tremolite $ 75
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.4 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M945a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M945b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M945c.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M945d.jpg]

Terminated single Tremolite crystal with bright, vivid green coloration. Translucent to transparent, complete all around, with flat, glassy termination faces and a bit of attached Graphite. Most are mere shards or fragments and complete terminated crystals such as this are are much less common. Like a number of other mineral species from Merelani, these Tremolites are considered the world's best of species.


M946 - Tremolite $ 75
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.8 x 0.4 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M946a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M946b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M946c.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M946d.jpg]

Terminated single Tremolite crystal with bright, vivid green coloration. Translucent to transparent, complete all around, with flat, glassy termination faces. Most are mere shards or fragments and complete terminated crystals such as this are are much less common. Like a number of other mineral species from Merelani, these Tremolites are considered the world's best of species.


M947 - Tremolite $ 75
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M947a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M947b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M947c.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M947d.jpg]

Terminated single Tremolite crystal with bright, vivid green coloration. Translucent to transparent, complete all around, with flat, glassy termination faces. Most are mere shards or fragments and complete terminated crystals such as this are are much less common. Like a number of other mineral species from Merelani, these Tremolites are considered the world's best of species.


M948 - Tremolite $ 125
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M948a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M948b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M948c.jpg]

Terminated single Tremolite crystal with bright, vivid green coloration. Translucent to transparent, complete all around, with flat, glassy termination faces. Most are mere shards or fragments and complete terminated crystals such as this are are much less common. Like a number of other mineral species from Merelani, these Tremolites are considered the world's best of species.


M949 - Tremolite $ 75
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.3 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M949a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M949b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M949c.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M949d.jpg]

Terminated single Tremolite crystal with bright, vivid green coloration. Translucent to transparent, complete all around, with flat, glassy termination faces. Most are mere shards or fragments and complete terminated crystals such as this are are much less common. Like a number of other mineral species from Merelani, these Tremolites are considered the world's best of species.


M981 - Galena with Sphalerite $ 75
Joplin, Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Galena with Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M981a.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M981c.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M981d.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M981e.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M981g.jpg]

A 3cm crystal of cubic Galena on a thin piece of matrix covered on both sides by crystals of translucent red Sphalerite. The Sphalerite crystals reach 1.5cm in size. Undamaged.


M976 - Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite $ 150
Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.4 cm


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Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M976a.jpg] Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M976b.jpg] Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M976c.jpg] Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M976d.jpg] Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M976e.jpg] Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M976f.jpg]

Highly lustrous and bright crystals of Marmatite, an iron-rich variety of Sphalerite, with attached crystals of Siderite. The specimen is solid Marmatite without matrix. Undamaged.


D238 - Cinnabar $ 240
Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


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Cinnabar from Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D238a.jpg] Cinnabar from Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D238b.jpg] Cinnabar from Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D238c.jpg] Cinnabar from Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D238d.jpg]

Single 'drill bit' twinned Cinnabar crystal set in Dolomite. The Cinnabar is 1.1cm and undamaged.


D236 - Scorodite $ 350
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 1.8 cm


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Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D236a.jpg] Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D236b.jpg] Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D236c.jpg]

Sharply formed, well isolated octahedral Scorodite crystals to 3mm, along with micro drusy Scorodite, on a Limonite matrix.


D234 - Amethyst on Quartz $ 150
Swimming Pool Pocket, Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.7 cm


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Amethyst on Quartz from Swimming Pool Pocket, Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/D234a.jpg] Amethyst on Quartz from Swimming Pool Pocket, Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/D234b.jpg] Amethyst on Quartz from Swimming Pool Pocket, Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/D234c.jpg]

My favorite Jackson's Crossroads specimens are those such as this one that feature a tight cluster of Amethyst atop smaller colorless Quartz crystals. A 2.5cm wide cluster of 6 Amethyst crystals, highly showy piece.


D239 - Azurite, Cerussite $ 225
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D239b.jpg] Azurite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D239c.jpg] Azurite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D239d.jpg] Azurite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D239e.jpg]

Crystals of Azurite and Cerussite on a matrix of crystalline Cerussite. The Azurite crystals are translucent when backlit. Additional green and yellow mineralization make it a colorful specimen.
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73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147

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