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J261 - Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 180
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm


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Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J261a.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J261b.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J261c.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J261d.jpg]

Specimen of Realgar and Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure.


J262 - Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 125
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262a.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262b.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262c.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262d.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262e.jpg]

Specimen of Realgar and Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure. Display face only show Realgar but Orpiment is present along the back sides.


J265 - Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 125
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J265a.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J265b.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J265c.jpg]

Specimen of Realgar and Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure.


J269 - Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 125
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 1.5 cm


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Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J269a.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J269b.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J269c.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J269d.jpg]

Specimen of Realgar and Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure.


J322 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 220
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4.7 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J322a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J322b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J322c.jpg]

Pair of attached, double-terminated clear Quartz crystals with inclusions of purple Fluorite crystals. These were found one time perhaps 10 years ago and have not been found since. There are 2 included Fluorite crystals. Undamaged.


J267 - Pyrhottite $ 260
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267a.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267b.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267c.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267d.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267e.jpg]

Large, chunky single Pyrhottite crystal from Mexico. This is from an old collection and these are now uncommon to find. Besides being a large crystal, it has an interesting purple sheen over much of the surface.


J306 - Diopside $ 950
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.2 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306c.jpg]

Single Diopside crystal with intense lime green color. Complete all around and undamaged with some Tanzanite attached to the lower left side. Translucent to transparent.


J232 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J232a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J232b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J232c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Fantastic color and undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 12 grams.


J307 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307d.jpg]

Complete single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite and two terminated Diopside crystals.


J308 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J308d.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j308a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j308b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j308c.jpg]

Tsavorite crystals on Graphite with attached Pyrite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged. The main crystal is 1cm and transparent.


J310 - Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310d.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310e.jpg]

Tsavorite crystals on Graphite with attached Pyrite. Two terminated Diopside crystals are squeezed between the Tsavorite and Graphite. Complete all around and undamaged. The main crystal is 1.5cm wide.


J230 - Wulfenite $ 250
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 0.3 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J230a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J230b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J230c.jpg]

Lustrous single red/orange Wulfenite crystal on a small amount of matrix. Undamaged and complete all around with areas of transparency.


TU240 - Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


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Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240a.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240b.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240c.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240d.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240e.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/TU240.mp4]

Glassy, transparent Fluorite cubes to 3cm on edge grown around a cluster of Arsenopyrite crystals. The Fluorite have green and purple color zones. A 3cm Ferberite crystal extends into the upper back of the Fluorite cluster and there are Quartz crystals attached to the top. I found one small edge nick on a side crystal, otherwise undamaged. Bright and showy, better than photos.


TU241 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 6 cm


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Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241c.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241d.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241e.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/TU241.mp4]

Glassy, transparent Quartz crystal, coated on one half with fine mica crystals, with attached green Fluorite. Undamaged and good all around.


TU243 - Fluorite with Arsenopyrite $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243a.jpg] Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243b.jpg] Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243c.jpg] Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243d.jpg] Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/TU243.mp4]

Purple Fluorite cubes to 3cm on edge grown with Arsenopyrite and Muscovite crystals all atop a Quartz crystal. Good all around and undamaged.

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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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