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B629 - Diopside $ 150 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 90
Kirado Mine, Hirado-Mura, Honshu, Japan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.3 x 0.1 cm


Diopside from Kirado Mine, Hirado-Mura, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b629a.jpg] Diopside from Kirado Mine, Hirado-Mura, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b629b.jpg]

Undamaged single gem crystal of green coloration.


B632 - Tetrahedrite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 90
Teine Mine, Sapporo-gun, Hokka Ido, Japan
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tetrahedrite from Teine Mine, Sapporo-gun, Hokka Ido, Japan [db_pics/pics/b632a.jpg] Tetrahedrite from Teine Mine, Sapporo-gun, Hokka Ido, Japan [db_pics/pics/b632b.jpg] Tetrahedrite from Teine Mine, Sapporo-gun, Hokka Ido, Japan [db_pics/pics/b632c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Tetrahedrite. The Teine mine was a gold mine that operated from 1941 to 1971. Minerals from this mine are hard to come by.


B633 - Scorodite $ 200 SOLD
Kiura Mine, Saiki City, Oita Pref., Kyushu, Japan
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Scorodite from Kiura Mine, Saiki City, Oita Pref., Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b633a.jpg] Scorodite from Kiura Mine, Saiki City, Oita Pref., Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b633b.jpg] Scorodite from Kiura Mine, Saiki City, Oita Pref., Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b633c.jpg]

Sharp, glassy Scorodite crystals to 5mm on matrix. The Kiura mine was a tin mine famous for it's Scorodite crystals, which, according to Mindat, are 'impossible to obtain now'.


B634 - Veszelyite $ 130
Arakawa Mine, Akita-Ken, Honshu, Japan
thumbnail - 0.4 x 0.3 x 0.2 cm


Veszelyite from Arakawa Mine, Akita-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b634a.jpg] Veszelyite from Arakawa Mine, Akita-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b634b.jpg]

Small but well formed, lustrous single Veszelyite crystal. The Arakawa Mine was a copper and gold mine that closed in 1966.


B635 - Chlorapatite $ 75 SOLD
Kurokura, Kanagawa Pref., Honshu Island, Japan
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Chlorapatite from Kurokura, Kanagawa Pref., Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/b635a.jpg] Chlorapatite from Kurokura, Kanagawa Pref., Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/b635b.jpg] Chlorapatite from Kurokura, Kanagawa Pref., Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/b635c.jpg]

Complete single crystal, undaged with a good termination. More white on the exterior and translucent in the core.


B637 - Pyrite $ 75 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 45
Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Pyrite from Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b637a.jpg] Pyrite from Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b637b.jpg] Pyrite from Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b637c.jpg]

Cluster of mirror lustrous octahedral Pyrite crystals. Largest crystal is 1.3cm.


B638 - Pyroxmangite $ 350 SOLD
Taguchi Mine, Shidara, Kitashidara-gun, Aichi, Honshu Island, Japan
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Pyroxmangite from Taguchi Mine, Shidara, Kitashidara-gun, Aichi, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/b638a.jpg] Pyroxmangite from Taguchi Mine, Shidara, Kitashidara-gun, Aichi, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/b638b.jpg] Pyroxmangite from Taguchi Mine, Shidara, Kitashidara-gun, Aichi, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/b638c.jpg]

Complete ruby-red crystal with great color and transparency. Undamaged with nice crystal faces all around. The Taguchi Mine is a long abandoned Manganese mine and was once known as the world's best locality for Pyroxmangite.



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