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SV235 - Chalcopyrite on Calcite $ 400 SOLD
Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Pref., Hubei, China
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Pref., Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/SV235a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Pref., Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/SV235b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Pref., Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/SV235c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Pref., Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/SV235d.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Pref., Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/SV235e.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Pref., Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/SV235f.jpg]

Iridescent Chalcopyrite on scalenohedral Calcite crystals from a one time find in China. The Chalcopyrite occurs on the outside of the crystals and also just under the surface of the Calcite. The iridescent colors range from gold to green to red. These were found back 2014 and have not been found since. Highly aesthetic specimen in great condition.


NA907 - Grossular $ 300 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na907a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na907b.jpg]

Rare large, clear Grossular garnets to 1 cm wide from the Jeffrey Mine in Canada. The crystals are mostly colorless and slightly yellow at the transparent corners. These white/clear crystals were always rare and now even more so since the mine is closed.


ST455 - Spinel $ 140 SOLD
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST455a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST455c.jpg]

Sharp 1.5cm octahedral red Spinel crystal in white Calcite. Translucent and in great condition. From recent finds in Tanzania.


E103 - Cuprite with Miersite $ 450
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


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Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103a.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103b.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprite crystals with associated bright yellow Miersite (which is a member of the chlorargyrite group of minerals). Only a small number of the recovered Cuprite specimens were asociated with Miersite. Complete, undamged floater specimen with no points of contact.


ST465 - Spinel $ 180
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.1 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST465a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST465c.jpg]

Gemmy purply red Spinel crystal from Tanzania. Translucent to transparent and in great condition with just a couple edge chips.


CH102 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite $ 300
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102a.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102b.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102c.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102d.jpg]

Classic combination specimen from the Yaogangxian mine in China.  This is an older specimen composed of a single Ferberite crystal with the backside and top overgrown by fine yellow Muscovite crystals.  A gemmy blue/green with Flourite cube, Arsenopyrite, and clear Quartz crystals add to the stunning visual appeal of this one.  Small but loaded specimen.


SV236 - Sphalerite var. Cleophane $ 150
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
miniature - 4.5 x 3.7 x 2 cm


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Sphalerite var. Cleophane from Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/SV236a.jpg] Sphalerite var. Cleophane from Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/SV236b.jpg] Sphalerite var. Cleophane from Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/SV236d.jpg]

Transparent green/yellow Sphalerite crystals var. Cleophane on Quartz crystals. The crystal clusters are spherical in shape, reach 1.5cm in diameter and are transparent. Comes mounted on a Lucite display stand.


NA119 - Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla $ 475
Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119a.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119b.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119c.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119d.jpg]

Azurite clusters to 1.1 cm wide in an unusual association with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from a little known locality in Mexico. Oddly, this specimen comes with a receipt from Shreve & Company (a jewelry store in San Francisco) dated 1970. The Azurite clusters are bright and lustrous and occur on both sides of specimen.


ST729 - Almandine $ 225
Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST729b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST729a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST729d.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST729e.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST729h.jpg]

Specimen of Almandine garnet crystals in schist matrix from the well known Wrangell Island locality in Alaska. The crystals reach 1.5cm wide with purple/red coloration and translucency and are well exposed from the schist. This one is loaded with crystals - the collector must have been very happy to find this one with 5 good crystals in one small piece of schist. A USA classic.


TU122 - Stilbite $ 300
Nasik, India
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


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Stilbite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu122a.jpg] Stilbite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu122b.jpg] Stilbite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/TU122.mp4]

Bow-tie red Stilbite cluster on matrix from Nasik, India. Normally found in pink crystals, this red Stilbite is unusual in color and forms a 3.9cm cluster with another 1.9 cm individual crystal to the right side.  An uncommon looking, quality specimen that stands out from the thousands of Indian Stilbites.


SV207 - Quartz with Hematite $ 1250 SOLD
Fowler, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Quartz with Hematite from Fowler, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SV207a.jpg] Quartz with Hematite from Fowler, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SV207c.jpg] Quartz with Hematite from Fowler, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SV207f.jpg] Quartz with Hematite from Fowler, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SV207g.jpg] Quartz with Hematite from Fowler, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SV207h.jpg]

Old specimen of doubly-terminated Quartz crystals atop Hematite crystals from New York. The Quartz are transparent and sit atop meallice bladed Hematite crystals that cover a matrix of massive Hematite. This is a historic specimen formerly in the collection of Thomas edison (inventor of the light bulb). Edison purchased the specimen as part of the George Kunz collection in 1890. Here's a chance to own a piece of mineral collecting history. Comes with Edison's old label.


TS180 - Azurite $ 550
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180c.jpg]

Sharp and lustrous Azurite crystal with a rare serrated habit. Tsumeb produced Azurite crystals in a wide range of habits, and this style is interesting and uncommon. The crystal is a uniform 5mm thick and a deep translucent blue when backit (see last photo). Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


SV231 - Stibnite $ 200
Wuning Antimony Mine, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
cabinet - 11 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Stibnite from Wuning Antimony Mine, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV231a.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Antimony Mine, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV231b.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Antimony Mine, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV231c.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Antimony Mine, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV231d.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Antimony Mine, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV231e.jpg]

Cluster of bright, metallic crystals of Stibnite from China. The cluster includes long crystals to 11cm in length. These are classics from the Wuning Mine.


TZ156 - Tanzanite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156c.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy single Tanzanite crystal with an elongated, unusual form. It's somewhat triangular in cross-section, natural and unheated. Fine and undamaged and a good value for this size and quality.


ST471 - Dioptase $ 150
Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST471b.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST471a.jpg]

Cluster of bright, translucent, deep emerald green crystals of Dioptase from the Congo. Nothing but solid Dioptase without matrix, with individual crystals to 1.6cm.

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