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SV212 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 2000
Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 7 cm


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Aquamarine on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV212a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV212b.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV212d.jpg]

Glassy blue Aquamarine crystal with Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor in Pakistan. The Aquamarine is 4.5cm wide and highly transparent and presents well for a wonderful display specimen. Pristine and undamaged.


AF498 - Acanthite $ 300
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498c.jpg]

Well formed Acanthite crystals with individual crystals to 1.5cm. Bright with better luster than most from this find and has an aesthetic shape.


SV215 - Epidote with Quartz $ 1500
Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 6.5 cm


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Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV215a.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV215b.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV215c.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV215d.jpg]

Cluster of large, thick Epidote crystals from the Green Monster Mine in Alaska. A cluster of 4-5 crystals is capped by a large 4cm thick crystal lying horizontally across the top. Well crystallized all around and accented by small Quartz crystals.


NA806 - Amethyst $ 800
Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico
large cabinet - 16 x 10 x 8 cm


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Amethyst from Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na806a.jpg] Amethyst from Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na806b.jpg] Amethyst from Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na806c.jpg]

Beautiful large cabinet sized specimen covered with light purple Amethyst crystals.  This is a wonderful high quality piece with a classic Mexcian Amethyst look to it.


SV213 - Roselite $ 1200
Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV213a.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV213b.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV213d.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV213f.jpg]

Unusual Roselite specimen featuring mound-like, hemispherical clusters of magenta Roselite crystals over Calcite crystals. Large sized Roselite specimens with this amount of crystal coverage are uncommon and makes for a spectacular display piece, despite light damage to the crystals. Sawcut on one side.


A276 - Clinozoisite $ 300
Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a276a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a276b.jpg]

Tabular gem Clinozoisite from Tormiq Valley in Pakistan.  A complete all around glassy and gemmy single crystal of high quality.


SV222 - Axinite on Quartz $ 250
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm


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Axinite on Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV222a.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV222b.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV222c.jpg]

Purple blades of Axinite with transparent Quartz crystals from a find made following construction of the spillway for the New Molones Reservoir. The Axinite are partially included within the Quartz crystals. This is a good association piece as not many of the pockets had large size Quartz crystals such as this. In good overall condtion but with damage to the tip of the Quartz crystal.


AF433 - Azurite $ 200
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433c.jpg]

Thick, blocky deep blue Azurite crystals from the Bou Bekker Mine.  A complete all around, undamaged floater cluster. This is one of the best I've seen from this find.


SV218 - Celestite $ 600
Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Celestite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV218a.jpg] Celestite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV218b.jpg] Celestite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV218c.jpg] Celestite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV218d.jpg]

Outstanding cluster of blue Celestite from the Maybee Quarry in Michigan. The cluster is composed of doubly-terminated crystals and the main crystal a superb one measuring 6.2 x 3.8 cm in size. The crystals have transparency and are in excellent conditiion with only a couple very trival edge nicks to be found. A USA classic.


SA583 - Proustite $ 1200
Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


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Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583a.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583b.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583c.jpg]

Single red crystal of 'Ruby Silver' from the most important mine for this species in the world. Bright and translucent red when backlit.  A complete,terminated single crystal of one of the 'Holy Grail' species for mineral collectors rarely seen for sale. 


SV219 - Grossular $ 750
Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219a.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219b.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219c.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219d.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219e.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219f.jpg]

Classic and now hard to find specimen of 'raspberry' Grossular garnets in matrix. The dodecahedral crystals measure up to 1.7cm across. There are also tan Vesuvianite present and partial Grossular crystals that display the color zoning inside. These were first found in 1974 and initially sold as coming from Lake Jaco, but the garnets are actually found in the Sierra de Cruces range located east of Lake Jaco in the State of Coahuila.


A640 - Beryllonite with Quartz $ 300
Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.2 x 2.0 x 2 cm


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Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640a.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640b.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640c.jpg]

Doubly terminated Beryllonite with an attached doubly terminated Quartz crystal. A highly aesthetic 'toenail' sized specimen of this rare species witht he Quartz providing a nice accent.


SV217 - Cumengeite $ 2200
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217a.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217b.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217c.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217d.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217e.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217f.jpg]

Cluster of deep blue Cumengeite crystals and white Anglesite on a green Chrysocolla matrix. There are two clusters of larger crystals (1.2cm wide and 1 cm wide) plus hundreds of tiny Cumengeite crystals sprinkled on the white Anglesite. This is a rare old specimen and uncommon even for Cumengeite as it it on a Chrysocolla matrix (as opposed to the more common clay matrix). Slight damage to the crystals on the larger cluster does not take away from the overall rarity and beauty of this specimen.


E104 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 600
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm


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Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with associated Silver and Copper. This is a fabulous complete and undamaged floater with no points of contact. Individual crystals reach 1.7cm in size.


SV223 - Duftite on Mimetite $ 650
Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Duftite on Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV223a.jpg] Duftite on Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV223b.jpg] Duftite on Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV223c.jpg] Duftite on Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV223d.jpg]

Tabular hexagonal prisms of Mimetite on matrix from the Mount Bonnie Mine. These are beautiful crystals to 1.2cm wide. The crystals are a translucent yellow but are partially coated with green Duftite giving an overall yellow/green coloration. This locality is closed and these are hard to find now, especially the less common ones with so much Duftite.

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