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K672 - Malachite after Azurite $ 40
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.7 x 1 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K672a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K672b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K672c.jpg]

Sharp psuedomorph of Malachite after Azurite on a bright green and yellow matrix. Tsumeb classic.


K675 - Descloizite $ 150 SOLD
Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.6 x 0.88 cm


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Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K675a.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K675b.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K675c.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K675d.jpg]

Pair of lustrous, well formed crystals with the classic form. Regarded as the world's best Descloizite, this is a good example in the thumbnail size. High quality specimen that is both undamaged and translucent.


K717 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 75
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717b.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717c.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717d.jpg]

Elongated groups of Tsavorite crystals intergrown with a glassy, terminated Diopside crystal. There are also small Pyrite crystals associated.


K652 - Hessonite on Diopside $ 150
Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Hessonite on Diopside from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/K652a.jpg] Hessonite on Diopside from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/K652b.jpg] Hessonite on Diopside from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/K652c.jpg]

Glassy, translucent red crystals of Grossular var. Hessonite attached to a light green Diopside crystal. Out of an old collection.


K653 - Ludlamite $ 180
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653a.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653b.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653c.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653d.jpg]

Large single crystal on a tiny bit of matrix. Well terminated, translucent, and undamaged.


K718 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K718a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K718b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K718c.jpg]

High quality, glassy 1cm Tsavorite crystal with good color on a Graphite matrix. Undamaged crystal that is transparent. There are some shallow grooves on the surface caused by former Graphite crystals.


K658 - Andradite var. Melanite $ 150 SOLD
Capo de Bove, Rome, Italy
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Andradite var. Melanite from Capo de Bove, Rome, Italy [db_pics/pics/K658a.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from Capo de Bove, Rome, Italy [db_pics/pics/K658b.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from Capo de Bove, Rome, Italy [db_pics/pics/K658c.jpg]

Complete, single black Andradite crystal. There are a couple small natural indentations, otherwise good flat faces all around.


K659 - Wulfenite $ 125
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K659a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K659b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K659c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K659d.jpg]

Translucent orange single crystal. Tabular habit, complete all round. There is a small nick to the lower left corner, otherwise undamaged.


K660 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 125
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/K660a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/K660b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/K660c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/K660d.jpg]

Cluster of pink Mangano Calcite crystals from the famous Mashamba West Mine. Main crystal is thick and 1.1cm tall.


K663 - Axinite $ 40
Obira, Kyushu, Japan
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.2 cm


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Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/K663a.jpg] Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/K663b.jpg] Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/K663c.jpg]

Gemmy, terminated single crystal from Japan.


K728 - Tsavorite $ 95 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K728a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K728b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K728c.jpg]

Well formed single Tsavorite crystal with good color. Some indentations from other crystals but undamaged.


K665 - Galena (spinel twin) $ 150
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Galena (spinel twin) from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K665a.jpg] Galena (spinel twin) from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K665b.jpg] Galena (spinel twin) from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K665c.jpg]

Lustrous spinel-twinned Galena crystal. Galena is not commmon from Mapimi, and spinel-twins less so.


K666 - Newberyite $ 125 SOLD
Skipton Caves, Mt. Widderin, Skipton, Victoria, Australia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Newberyite from Skipton Caves, Mt. Widderin, Skipton, Victoria, Australia [db_pics/pics/K666a.jpg] Newberyite from Skipton Caves, Mt. Widderin, Skipton, Victoria, Australia [db_pics/pics/K666b.jpg] Newberyite from Skipton Caves, Mt. Widderin, Skipton, Victoria, Australia [db_pics/pics/K666c.jpg]

Single crystal of this rare phosphate mineral derived from bat guano and only found at this one locality. This is a rare to find specimen, only the second I've seen. The Skipton Caves were a favoured roosting and breeding site for bats, and at one time contained columns of guano rising up to 12 feet high. The guano was harvested for fertilizer and exhausted by 1895, and the bats are reportedly now gone, and collecting or removal of any material from the caves is prohibited. If you want a rare and unusual thumbnail, here you go.


K667 - Cuprian Adamite $ 150
Laurium, Greece
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1 x 1 cm


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Cuprian Adamite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/K667a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/K667b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/K667c.jpg]

An 8mm hemispherical cluster of blue/green Smithsonite set in matrix.


F440 - Diaspore $ 275
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/f440a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/f440b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/f440c.jpg]

Transparent, terminated Diaspore crystal from recent finds. Well terminated and complete on both sides. One termination better than the other, but rare quality compared to previous finds.
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