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MK570 - Azurite with Malachite $ 400
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk570a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk570b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk570c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk570d.jpg]

Crystals of Azurite partially pseudomorphed to Malachite from the now closed Milpillas Mine in Mexico. The Azurite has high luster and great 'electric blue' color with areas of velvety green Malachite. Despite the matrix contacting on some of the crystals, the incredible blue color and large, sharp crystals make this a stunning piece.


MK571 - Azurite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk571a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk571b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk571c.jpg]

Cluster of Azurite crystals from the now closed Milpillas Mine in Mexico. The Azurite has great 'electric blue' color.


MK583 - Grossular $ 750
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 0.9 cm


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Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/mk583a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/mk583b.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/mk583c.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/mk583d.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy crystals of cinnamon colored Grossular from the Jeffrey Mine. The crystals are fully transparent and reach 1.3cm in size. Pristine.


MK585 - Epistilbite $ 350
Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 8.3 x 6.5 x 4.3 cm


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Epistilbite from Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk585a.jpg] Epistilbite from Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk585b.jpg] Epistilbite from Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk585c.jpg]

Translucent, globular masses of Epistilbite lining an open vug in basalt. The specimen was carved out of solid basalt leaving the vug intact. Epistilbite is one of the more rare zeolites from India and not often seen for sale. The base is carved flat for perfect display.


MK586 - Epistilbite $ 350
Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Epistilbite from Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk586a.jpg] Epistilbite from Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk586b.jpg] Epistilbite from Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk586c.jpg]

Translucent, globular masses of Epistilbite lining an open vug in basalt. The specimen was carved out of solid basalt leaving the vug intact. Epistilbite is one of the more rare zeolites from India and not often seen for sale. The base is carved flat for perfect display.


MK587 - Epistilbite $ 350
Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8.5 x 8 cm


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Epistilbite from Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk587a.jpg] Epistilbite from Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk587b.jpg] Epistilbite from Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk587c.jpg] Epistilbite from Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk587d.jpg]

Translucent, globular masses of Epistilbite lining a large, round open vug in basalt. The specimen was carved out of solid basalt leaving the large, spherical vug intact (the entire vug is about 75% complete, it's big and deep). Epistilbite is one of the more rare zeolites from India and not often seen for sale. The base is carved flat for perfect display.


MK588 - Epistilbite $ 280
Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


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Epistilbite from Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk588a.jpg] Epistilbite from Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk588b.jpg] Epistilbite from Khumbhari Village, Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk588c.jpg]

Translucent, globular masses of Epistilbite lining an open vug in basalt. The specimen was carved out of solid basalt leaving the vug intact. Epistilbite is one of the more rare zeolites from India and not often seen for sale. The base is carved flat for perfect display.


K978 - Spessartine $ 400
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K978a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K978b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K978c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K978d.jpg]

Complete 'citrus' orange Spessartine crystal from old finds in Tanzania. These were mostly found as partial or damaged crystals with complete crystals such as this much less common. Excellent form with a few small surface pits but no damage. Translucent with great color, there are some darker black included areas but also areas of superb gem transparenct. Weighs 13.47 grams.


K896 - Spessartine $ 500
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K896a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K896b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K896c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K896d.jpg]

Complete 'citrus' orange Spessartine crystal from old finds in Tanzania. These were mostly found as partial or damaged crystals with complete crystals such as this much less common. Excellent form with a few small edge chips and surface pits but no significant damage. Translucent with great color, there are some darker black included areas but also areas of superb gem transparenct. Weighs 37.30 grams.


MK589 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 400
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mk589a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mk589b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mk589c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mk589d.jpg]

Crystals of vivid pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals from the famous Mashamba West Mine. Exceptional color and large rhombic crystals to 2cm wide.


MK590 - Childrenite $ 475
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 cm


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Childrenite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk590a.jpg] Childrenite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk590b.jpg] Childrenite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk590c.jpg]

A large, gemmy, doubly-terminated Childrenite crystal from Linopolis, Brazil. This is a large crystal for the species and in excellent condition. Translucent with gem zones and nice smooth termination faces on each end, good on both sides.


MK591 - Almandine $ 75
Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mk591a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mk591b.jpg]

Purple/red Almandine garnet crystal exposed in a schist matrix from the well known Wrangell Island locality. The crystal is 1.5cm wide with red flashes. Saw cut on base.


MK592 - Almandine $ 150
Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mk592a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mk592b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mk592c.jpg]

Purple/red Almandine garnet crystal exposed in a schist matrix from the well known Wrangell Island locality. The crystal is 2.1cm wide with red flashes. Saw cut on base.


MK593 - Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline $ 650
Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm


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Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline from Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk593a.jpg] Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline from Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk593b.jpg] Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline from Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk593c.jpg] Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline from Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk593d.jpg]

Intergrown cluster of tabular blue Alkali Beryl crystals, Tourmaline, and Mica. The Beryl crystals reach 1.3cm in size with glassy luster on the thin edges. The colorful Tourmaline crystals show light etching. Well crystallized all around. Note that these were once thought to be the Cesium rich species Vorobyevite but analyses did not show Cesium and this name has since been discredited.


MK594 - Apatite $ 450
Dara-e-Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Apatite from Dara-e-Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk594a.jpg] Apatite from Dara-e-Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk594b.jpg] Apatite from Dara-e-Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk594c.jpg]

Three crystals of translucent to transparent Apatite crystals in a vug with Quartz crystals. The crystals have good purple color with the main Apatite crystal 1cm in size. Sawcut on base and one side.

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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143

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