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SV305 - Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


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Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305a.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305b.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305c.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305d.jpg]

Elongated faden-like Tsavorite crystals on a matrix of Calcite crystals. This is an uncommon form of Tsavorite (Grossular) that are not often seen on matrix. There is a Diopside crystal and small Pyrite crystals in association. Great thumbnail from the Merelani Tanzanite mines.


SV250 - Heterogenite with Chrysocolla $ 200 SOLD
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 2 cm


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Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250a.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250c.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250f.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250h.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250i.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250j.jpg]

Botryoidal black Heterogenite with Chrysocolla on both sides of specimen.


SV348 - Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite $ 350 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 1.8 cm


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Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV348a.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV348b.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV348c.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV348d.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV348e.jpg]

Lime greenSmithosonite with attached yellow Mimetite from Tsumeb. The Smithsonite formed as small crystals that replaced larger rhombs of either Smithsonite or Calcite. Ex. Uli Bahmann collection.


SV251 - Sugilite (fibrous) $ 350 SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 1 cm


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Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251a.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251b.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251c.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251d.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251e.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251f.jpg]

Purple fibrous Sugilite on both sides of a thin Manganite matrix. Bright, chatoyant fibrous Sugilite occurring as tightly packed crystals, good on both sides. From a rare and limited find in 2014.


SV331 - Smokey Quartz $ 125
Magaliesberg Mtns., Gauteng, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Smokey Quartz from Magaliesberg Mtns., Gauteng, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV331a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Magaliesberg Mtns., Gauteng, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV331b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Magaliesberg Mtns., Gauteng, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV331c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Magaliesberg Mtns., Gauteng, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV331d.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Magaliesberg Mtns., Gauteng, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV331e.jpg]

Cluster of hihgly lustrous 'Cactus Quartz' crystals from South Africa. The crystals are primarily smokey colors but with slight hints of Amethyst coloration. Four high quality undamged crystals in the cluster.


SV281 - Cornetite, Malachite, Chrysocolla $ 120
Kalukuluku Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, DR Congo
miniature - 4 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm


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Cornetite, Malachite, Chrysocolla from Kalukuluku Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV281a.jpg] Cornetite, Malachite, Chrysocolla from Kalukuluku Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV281b.jpg] Cornetite, Malachite, Chrysocolla from Kalukuluku Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV281c.jpg] Cornetite, Malachite, Chrysocolla from Kalukuluku Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV281d.jpg]

Botryoidal coatings of deep blue Cornetite, green Malachite, and Chrysocolla. Alternating layers of minerals over a dark mica -rich matrix. Ex. J.S. Sobolewski collection.


SV319 - Tremolite $ 400 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319c.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319d.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319e.jpg]

Bright crystals of Chrome Tremolite on matrix from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. A superb group of large terminated and doubly-terminated crystals. These are rare to find on matrix.


SV320 - Hemimorphite on Willemite $ 150
M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Hemimorphite on Willemite from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/SV320a.jpg] Hemimorphite on Willemite from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/SV320b.jpg] Hemimorphite on Willemite from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/SV320c.jpg] Hemimorphite on Willemite from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/SV320d.jpg] Hemimorphite on Willemite from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/SV320e.jpg]

A beautiful and fairly new find of blue Hemimorphite from the M'fouati mine in the Congo. The botryoidal and prismatic crystals of Hemimorphite grow on brownish Willemite radial aggregates.


SV306 - Malachite in Plancheite cast $ 200
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Malachite in Plancheite cast from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV306a.jpg] Malachite in Plancheite cast from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV306b.jpg] Malachite in Plancheite cast from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV306c.jpg] Malachite in Plancheite cast from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV306d.jpg] Malachite in Plancheite cast from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV306e.jpg] Malachite in Plancheite cast from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV306f.jpg]

Colorful specimen featuring a cluster of green Malachite crystals inside a vug in a Plancheite cast.


SV338 - Rosasite on Calcite $ 125 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Rosasite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV338a.jpg] Rosasite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV338b.jpg] Rosasite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV338c.jpg] Rosasite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV338d.jpg] Rosasite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV338e.jpg] Rosasite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV338f.jpg]

Blue/green Rosasite spheres over long groups of small Calcite crystals.


SV311 - Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite $ 2500
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311a.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311c.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311d.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311e.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311g.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311h.jpg]

Outstanding Dioptase crystals on white Calcite crystals from Tsumeb. A shallow vug of large (to 1.2cm) white Calcite crystals with sacttered, fairly isolated Dioptase. The Dioptase crystals have both good trnasparency and high luster. Some lighter gree Duftite adds even more color. There are some incomplete Dioptase along the outer edge, but the crystals in the vug are pristine. Ex. Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection.


SV256 - Tarnowitzite $ 225
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256a.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256b.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256c.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256f.jpg]

Three stout, white crystals of Tarnowitzite on a matrix covered by slightly reddish Dolomite crystals. All the crystals are well terminated and undamaged. There is an old collection number painted on the bottom.


SV254 - Barite with Malachite $ 150
Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254a.jpg] Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254b.jpg] Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254c.jpg] Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254d.jpg] Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254e.jpg]

Cluster of Barite crystals colored green by inclusions of Malachite.


SV346 - Malachite on Chrysocolla $ 50
Katanga, DR Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2.3 cm


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Malachite on Chrysocolla from Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV346a.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla from Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV346b.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla from Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV346c.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla from Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV346d.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla from Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV346e.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla from Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV346f.jpg]

A shallow vug in solid Chrysocolla lined with crystals of Malachite.


SV340 - Descloizite $ 200
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340a.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340b.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340c.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340d.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340e.jpg]

Specimen of solid Descloizite with one side covered by dark red to brown spear-shaped crystals. In excellent condition with just a couple missing crystals. Highly lustrous crystals.

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