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M765 - Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite $ 450
Huaron, Peru
cabinet - 10 x 10 x 6 cm


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Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765a.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765b.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765c.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765d.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765e.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765f.jpg]

Clusters of Pyrite cubes and Quartz crystals atop a matrix of solid crystalline Sphalerite. Aesthetic large specimen from the Tom Ellis collection.


M767 - Halloysite in Quartz $ 650
Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia
cabinet - 11.5 x 10 x 6.5 cm


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Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767a.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767b.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767c.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767d.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767e.jpg]

Cluster of diverging Quartz crystals. The yellow tips are caused by inclusions of Halloysite.


M768 - Brazilianite with Quartz $ 600
Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4 cm


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Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768a.jpg] Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768b.jpg] Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768c.jpg] Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768e.jpg]

Large single crystal from the original finds in Brazil with attached Quartz crystals. Large, glassy faces on the front with mostly cleavages and contacts on the backside.


M785 - Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite $ 350
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785d.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785e.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785f.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785g.jpg]

Fine quality single Arsenopyrite crystal with another smaller crystal sticking out the front face. Well terminated bright crystals with the backside covered by wafer-like Calcite crystals. 


M766 - Epidote after Andradite $ 125
Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.3 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M766a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M766b.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M766c.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M766d.jpg]

Interesting psuedomorph specimen of Epidote and Quartz after Andradite. The entire specimin is a psuedomorph, with the best crystal 2.5cm wide and still showing a very thin rind of Andradite in areas. This crystal is also partially Quartz after Andradite.


M742 - Sphalerite $ 350
Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 7 cm


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Sphalerite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M742a.jpg] Sphalerite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M742c.jpg] Sphalerite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M742d.jpg] Sphalerite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M742f.jpg] Sphalerite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M742g.jpg]

Large stalactite formation of solid Sphalerite crystals. Large, heavy specimen well crystallized all around. The bottom center has a small opening ringed by Pyrite.


M753 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 250
Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M753a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M753b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M753d.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M753e.jpg]

Cubic purple Fluorite over yellow Fluorite with crystals to 3cm. There are a couple small dings but overall in great condition. Backside covered by Calcite crystals.


M759 - Graphite, Apatite in Calcite with Tanzanite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Graphite, Apatite in Calcite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M759a.jpg] Graphite, Apatite in Calcite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M759b.jpg] Graphite, Apatite in Calcite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M759d.jpg] Graphite, Apatite in Calcite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M759e.jpg]

Water-clear Calcite crystal with included Graphite and blue Apatite crystals. Two sides of the Calcite crystal are covered by Graphite, with wafer-like Graphite crystals perfectly preserved inside the Calcite all along those sides. I had one face polished to better show the included crystals. There is an attached 1cm partial Tanzanite crystal on the outside.


M784 - Acanthite $ 200
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784c.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784d.jpg]

Serpent-like cluster of interconnected octahedral Acanthite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged.


M771 - Topaz $ 100
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M771a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M771b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M771c.jpg]

Ten crystals of Imperial Topaz. Though small, they are high quality transparent crystals. All are terminated and undamaged or relatively undamaged.


M510 - Andradite var. Melanite $ 240
San Benito Co., California, USA
large cabinet - 18 x 9 x 8 cm


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Andradite var. Melanite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M510a.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M510c.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M510d.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M510e.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M510f.jpg]

Large specimen with good coverage of Melanite crystals from an outcrop located near the Benitoite gem mine. Crystals on the front face reach 3mm and there are larger crystals to 6mm on the back side.


J984 - Arsenopyrite $ 200
Peru
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Arsenopyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J984a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J984b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J984c.jpg]

Cluster of large Arsenopyrite crystals on solid Arsonopyrite. Crystals reach 2.5cm in size. Out of an old collection with no further locality info available.


T300 - Sugilite $ 350
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.3 x 2.2 x 1.0 cm


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Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/T300a.jpg] Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/T300b.jpg] Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/T300c.jpg] Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/T300d.jpg]

Bright, chatoyant fibrous Sugilite occurring as tightly packed crystals on matrix. Good on both sides. From a rare and limited find in 2014.


A275 - Herderite on Topaz $ 700
Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm


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Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275a.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275b.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275c.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275d.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A275e.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A275f.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A275g.jpg]

Green Herderite crystals to 1.6cm on a gem Topaz crystal, 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm.


CH102 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite $ 300
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102a.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102b.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102c.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102d.jpg]

Classic combination specimen from Yaogangxian composed of a single Ferberite crystal with the backside and top overgrown by fine yellow Muscovite crystals, with Flourite cubes, Arsenopyrite, and clear Quartz crystals. .

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