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K712 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 225
Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712d.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystals clearly evident. Smithsonite also covers the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite.


K738 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 600
Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738d.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738e.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738f.jpg]

Transparent light green Fluorite cubes with transparent wafer-like Calcite crystals. The quality of both the Fluorite and Calcite is remarkable. The best of a small lot I obtained years ago.


K737 - Torbernite $ 425
Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737a.jpg] Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737b.jpg] Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737c.jpg]

Open vug filled with fibrous Malachite and large platy crystals of Torbernite. Other minerals present throughout the matrix.


K739 - Cinnabar $ 300
Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm


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Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739a.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739b.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739c.jpg]

Cluster of large, twinned Cinnabar crystals 2.2cm wide on Dolomite and Quartz crystals. Another small 'drill bit' twin is near the base.


K740 - Fluorite $ 350
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 3.7 x 3.4 x 2 cm


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Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740a.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740b.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740c.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent purple Fluorite crystals, a floater with no matrix. A little damage, slightly rehealed, along the right side, otherwise perfectly crystallized all around and the luster is like glass.


K702 - Ankerite $ 80 SOLD
Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.8 x 2 cm


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Ankerite from Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K702a.jpg] Ankerite from Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K702b.jpg] Ankerite from Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K702c.jpg]

Fine quality specimen Ankerite, a mineral similar to Dolomite, with Quartz crystals on green Mariposite. Undamaged specimen with great crystals, including a gem-like 1cm double-terminated Quartz crystal. Mariposite is a dolomitic marble included by chromium rich mica found in the foothills of California and was often an indicator of nearby Gold.


K703 - Ankerite $ 80 SOLD
Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Ankerite from Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K703a.jpg] Ankerite from Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K703b.jpg] Ankerite from Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K703c.jpg] Ankerite from Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K703d.jpg]

Fine quality specimen Ankerite, a mineral similar to Dolomite, with Quartz crystals. Undamaged specimen with large platy crystals. Has a slight green tint due to Mariposite, the host rock upon which this was found. Mariposite is a dolomitic marble included by chromium rich mica found in the foothills of California and was often an indicator of nearby Gold.


K714 - Tsavorite, Laumontite, Graphite $ 200 SOLD
Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Tsavorite, Laumontite, Graphite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K714a.jpg] Tsavorite, Laumontite, Graphite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K714b.jpg] Tsavorite, Laumontite, Graphite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K714c.jpg]

Good combination specimen with multiple species found at Merelani. The Tsavorites are the main draw, with crystals of good color to over 1cm in size. This specimen has an uncommon association of prismatic white Laumontite crystals to 7mm, along with Graphite and Pyrite crystals. It's also nearly a floater with great crystals all over as you turn it.

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