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J995 - Ettringite $ 325
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J995a.jpg] Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J995b.jpg] Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J995c.jpg]

Water clear Calcite crystals and lemon yellow Ettringite crystals on a Manganite matrix.


K113 - Beryl (R) $ 220 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 110
Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia
cabinet - 13 x 3 x 2 cm


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Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113a.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113b.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113c.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113d.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113e.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113f.jpg]

Crystal of translucent green Beryl from the Strelley pegmatite, located approximatley 64 kilometres south-east of Port Hedland in Western Australia. The locality was originally mined for Cassiterite and Tantalite, however green Beryl was also recovered. This is a good size crystal from the John Saul collection. It is complete all around with good form and has been repaired in a few loactions.


J989 - Amethyst scepters $ 200
Mt. Odin, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


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Amethyst scepters from Mt. Odin, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/J989a.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Mt. Odin, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/J989b.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Mt. Odin, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/J989c.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Mt. Odin, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/J989d.jpg]

3 Amethyst scepters from a lesser known Canadian locality. All are glassy and transparent, complete and undamaged.


K151 - Amethyst $ 650
Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151a.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151b.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151c.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151d.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151e.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151f.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151g.jpg]

This is a fantastic double-terminated Amethyst with smokey zones perched on a cluster of smaller Quartz crystals. The large DT crystal is 6cm and perfect without a single tiny nick. In fact the whole specimen is an undamaged floater crystallized all around. Comes with an on old Roberts Minerals label, which in my experience has always meant quality.


K131 - Quartz over Dioptase $ 350
Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131a.jpg] Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131b.jpg] Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131c.jpg] Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131d.jpg] Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131e.jpg]

Specimen of chunky Dioptase crystals partially coated by Quartz crystals. The specimen is almost solid Dioptase with some Plancheite or Shattuckite. This is an old specimen from the 1980s or 1990s.


K135 - Chalcocite $ 350
Redruth, Cornwall, England
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135a.jpg] Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135b.jpg] Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135c.jpg] Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135d.jpg]

Specimen of solid Chalcocite from the classic Cornwall locality. The Chalcocite grew in a narrow seam and where growth allowed, well formed striated crystals to 2cm formed.


K144 - Cubanite $ 500
Henderson No. 2 Mine, Chibougamu, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 8 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Cubanite from Henderson No. 2 Mine, Chibougamu, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/k144a.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson No. 2 Mine, Chibougamu, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/k144b.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson No. 2 Mine, Chibougamu, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/k144c.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson No. 2 Mine, Chibougamu, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/k144d.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson No. 2 Mine, Chibougamu, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/k144f.jpg]

Here is a rare opportunity to get a matrix Cubanite from the world's best locale for the species. Sulfide matrix covered with a druse of small Calcite crystals and scattered, brassy crystals of Cubanite. The crystals have mirror bright luster and some show twinning striations. Some crystals show damage or irregular growth. Ex. Joan Massague collection.


K179 - Stibnite $ 150
Sulfur Bank Mine, Lake Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Stibnite from Sulfur Bank Mine, Lake Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/k179a.jpg] Stibnite from Sulfur Bank Mine, Lake Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/k179b.jpg] Stibnite from Sulfur Bank Mine, Lake Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/k179c.jpg] Stibnite from Sulfur Bank Mine, Lake Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/k179d.jpg] Stibnite from Sulfur Bank Mine, Lake Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/k179e.jpg]

Andesite matrix loaded with silvery needles of Stibnite crystals. From an old mercury and sulfur mine located on the banks of Clear Lake.


K152 - Copper $ 1200
Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
cabinet - 14.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Copper from Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k152a.jpg] Copper from Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k152b.jpg] Copper from Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k152c.jpg] Copper from Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k152d.jpg] Copper from Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k152e.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen with both good crystals and alot of character, looking somewhat like a 'walking copper'. Good sharp crystals and good patina.


K149 - Azurite with Malachite $ 150
Dexing, Jiangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Dexing, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/k149a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Dexing, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/k149b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Dexing, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/k149c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Dexing, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/k149d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Dexing, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/k149e.jpg]

Azurite and Malachite 'geode' with good Azurite crystals on the outside and a beautiful Azurite crystal lined cavity in the middle. .


K137 - Copper $ 350
Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137a.jpg] Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137b.jpg] Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137d.jpg] Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137f.jpg] Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137g.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen with branches that come together at the top in a mass of very sharp octahedrons of Copper crystals with individuals crystals 7mm wide. Found in 2008 by Bob Barron while metal detecting the lake floor of Lake Superior in about 15 feet of water off Eagle Harbor.


K133 - Clinoatacamite $ 225
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133d.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133e.jpg]

High quality specimen of Clinoatacamite with an isolated crystal group 1.1cm wide atop sparkling drusy Quartz crystals. Good crystals of this rare species. The Lily Mine is now closed.


K143 - Topaz $ 160
Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.7 x 1 cm


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Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/k143a.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/k143b.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/k143c.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/k143d.jpg]

Water-clear single Topaz crystal from the famous Klein Spitzkopje locality. Complete all around and undamaged except for a little chipping on one edge. Clear enough to facet.


K136 - Clinoatacamite $ 425
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k136a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k136b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k136c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k136d.jpg]

High quality specimen of Clinoatacamite with an isolated crystals atop sparkling drusy Quartz crystals. Good crystals of this rare species. The Lily Mine is now closed.


IL101 - Fluorite with Chalcopyrite $ 500
Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 6 cm


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Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL101a.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL101b.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL101c.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL101d.jpg]

Translucent, color-zoned Fluorite with a bright light blue outer layer and a yellow core. Lots of stepped cubic faces, some etching, and some cleavage faces.
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