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D349 - Liddicoatite $ 650
Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349d.jpg]

Transparent single Liddicoatite crystal with a yellow/brown base grasing up to a more reddish brown at the termination. Complete all around and somewhat rectangular in cross-section. Unusual crystal weighing 31.5 grams.


D331 - Tsavorite $ 180 SOLD
Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D331a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D331b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D331c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D331d.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D331e.jpg]

Complete single Tsavorite crystal. Good sized crystal and also, despite a few tiny indentations, a complete undamaged floater. Has a more satiny luster (versus glassy), otherwise this would be in the four figures.


D350 - Aquamarine on Feldspar $ 180
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Aquamarine on Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D350a.jpg] Aquamarine on Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D350b.jpg] Aquamarine on Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D350c.jpg]

Clean looking specimen with large, well formed white Feldspar crystal and a glassy, well terminated 3cm Aqua crystal.


D351 - Smokey Quartz on Feldspar $ 120
Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351a.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351b.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351c.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351d.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351e.jpg]

Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from a well known California locality. This is a great example out of an old collection. The Quartz is 2.5cm and transparent - much more so than average specimens from the locality, and in perfect condition. A fine quality specimen, especially for a California suite.


D287 - Stilbite, Laumontite, Clinoptilolite $ 60
Bozeman Pass, Livingston, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Stilbite, Laumontite, Clinoptilolite from Bozeman Pass, Livingston, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D287a.jpg] Stilbite, Laumontite, Clinoptilolite from Bozeman Pass, Livingston, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D287b.jpg] Stilbite, Laumontite, Clinoptilolite from Bozeman Pass, Livingston, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D287c.jpg] Stilbite, Laumontite, Clinoptilolite from Bozeman Pass, Livingston, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D287d.jpg] Stilbite, Laumontite, Clinoptilolite from Bozeman Pass, Livingston, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D287e.jpg]

A 2.2 cm cluster of Stilbite on matrix covered by Laumontite and Clinoptilolite. A fun suite of Montana zeolites.


D206 - Rhodochrosite, Arsenopyite, Sphalerite, Calcite $ 220 SOLD
Trepca, Mitrovica, Kosovo
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite, Arsenopyite, Sphalerite, Calcite from Trepca, Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/D206a.jpg] Rhodochrosite, Arsenopyite, Sphalerite, Calcite from Trepca, Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/D206b.jpg] Rhodochrosite, Arsenopyite, Sphalerite, Calcite from Trepca, Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/D206c.jpg] Rhodochrosite, Arsenopyite, Sphalerite, Calcite from Trepca, Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/D206d.jpg]

Aesthetic stacked group of minerals. A large Sphalerite upon with grew bright metallic Arsenopyrite crystals, upon which grew pink botryoidal Rhodochrosite, upon which grew Calcite crystals. There is a bit of contacting on the Calcite on the backside, otherwise it's complete and perfect all around. A really lovely piece!


M709 - Enstatite $ 125
Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709b.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709c.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709d.jpg]

Complete single gem crystal, facet quality. Good luster and a good, though slightly etched, termination. Crystals from this find are usually only suitable for facet rough as most are unterminated and etched, in fact this crystal was pulled from facet rough. Specimen quality Enstatite crystals are uncommon.


M791 - Tsavorite $ 125
Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791d.jpg]

Single Tsavorite crystal with good glassy luster a bright green coloration.


D293 - Harmotome $ 125
Strontian, Argyll, Scotland
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm


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Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293a.jpg] Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293b.jpg] Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293c.jpg]

Pearlescent white Harmotome crystals on matrix. An uncommon classic from Scotland.


D294 - Tarnowitzite $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294a.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294b.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294c.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294d.jpg]

Pearlescent white Tarnowitzite crystals covering the top surface of matrix. A Tsumeb classic.


D111 - Azurite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111c.jpg]

Large single crystal likely from the Milpillas Mine. This was shipped to me directly from Mexico from a miner who claimed it was from Sierra Rica, however it looks more like a Milpillas Mine crystal. At any rate, it's a big, showy single crystal crystallized on all sides, front and back, with some bits of matrix intergrown in areas.

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