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K640 - Karpatite $ 95
Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K640a.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K640b.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K640c.jpg]

Silica rich matrix hosting drusy Quartz and numerous areas of bright yellow Karpatite. Karpatite is an uncommon organic mineral, which is also fluorescent. Small red flecks of Cinnabar are also present. The Karpatite is present both beneath the drusy Quartz and exposed on many areas of the specimen. Long crystals are present encased in drusy Quartz.


K648 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 150
Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648c.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystal clearly evident. Smaller individual Smithsonite crystals are scattered across the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite.


K693 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 150
Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.8 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693d.jpg]

Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystal clearly evident. The surface of the matrix is also covered by a layer of velvety Smithsonite. This one in not the yellow color that the mine is best known for, but the large, isolated wavy crystal is spectacular and 1.7cm wide.


K687 - Stibiconite after Stibnite $ 150
Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4.9 x 2 x 1 cm


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Stibiconite after Stibnite from Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K687a.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K687b.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K687c.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K687d.jpg]

Cluster of well terminated Stibiconite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged.


K676 - Brazilianite on Albite $ 240
Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676a.jpg] Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676b.jpg] Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676c.jpg]

A 1.7cm double-terminated Brazilianite crystal well presented on Albite crystals with other smaller Brazilianites. Undamaged and aesthetic.


K662 - Ettringite $ 150
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662d.jpg]

Single, well terminated crystal of bright yellow Etringite.


K661 - Gaudefroyite $ 100
Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661a.jpg] Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661b.jpg] Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661c.jpg]

Stout single crystal. Well terminated, larger than most.


K677 - Pyromorphite $ 300
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677d.jpg]

Bright yellow/green crystals of Pyromorphite. Fine undamaged curving crystals over a 'matrix' of orange arsenian Pyromorphite.


K655 - Alanite $ 125
Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.2 cm


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Alanite from Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/K655a.jpg] Alanite from Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/K655b.jpg] Alanite from Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/K655c.jpg]

Well formed single Allanite crystal. This locality is best known for it's twinned Smokey Quartz crystals, but it also produced these fine quality Allanite crystals.


K669 - Azurite $ 240
Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669c.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669d.jpg]

Quality single rosette cluster of Azurite crystals, good all around.


K670 - Amethyst $ 75
Guererro, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K670a.jpg] Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K670b.jpg] Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K670c.jpg] Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K670d.jpg]

Glassy transparent Quarts with amethyst phantoms from recent production. Good color, glassy luster, better than photos.


K647 - Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite $ 180
Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 3.3 x 2.4 x 2 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/K647a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/K647b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/K647c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/K647d.jpg]

Colorful pink Calcite crystals with Malachite. These old Mashamba specimens are among my favorite Calcites.


K741 - Quartz $ 3500
Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia
large cabinet - 22 x 8 x 8 cm


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Quartz from Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/K741a.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/K741b.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/K741c.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/K741d.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/K741e.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/K741f.jpg]

Transparent, terminated Quartz crystal from 1990s finds at Mt. Yaruda. Reportedly one the best, largest crystals from the find with large termination faces that allow an excellent view the chlorite phantoms inside. Comew with a custom made wooden base. Ex. Jeff Glover Quartz collection.


K711 - Cerussite $ 250
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Cerussite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K711a.jpg] Cerussite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K711b.jpg] Cerussite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K711c.jpg] Cerussite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K711d.jpg] Cerussite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K711e.jpg]

Thick, glassy crystals of Cerussite from Bunker Hill. This came out of an old collection and was likely found many decades ago. The thick transparent crystals are more reminiscent of material from Tsumeb than Cerussites you would expect from the USA.


K694 - Pyrite $ 125
Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Pyrite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K694a.jpg] Pyrite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K694b.jpg] Pyrite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K694c.jpg] Pyrite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K694d.jpg]

Complex intergrown crystals with excellent luster and good brassy color. Solid Pyrite and a little different than the more commonly seen single crystals from the mine.
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