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D444 - Realgar $ 150 (=~ € 123) SOLD
Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.7 x 2 cm


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Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D444a.jpg] Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D444b.jpg] Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D444c.jpg] Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D444d.jpg]

Translucent red tabular crystal. Complete all around and undamaged with a tiny crystal attached to the left side of the termination. This locality has produced the world's best Realgar crystals and are no longer easy to find.


D445 - Digenite $ 150 (=~ € 123) SOLD
Steward Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Digenite from Steward Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D445a.jpg] Digenite from Steward Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D445b.jpg] Digenite from Steward Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D445c.jpg]

Well formed single crystal of Digenite, 1.5cm long, associated with Quartz and Pyrite. Butte was well known for producing crystals of this uncommom copper sulfide, and this is a fine thumbnail sized example.


D448 - Huebnerite on Quartz $ 120 (=~ € 99) SOLD
Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Huebnerite on Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D448a.jpg] Huebnerite on Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D448b.jpg] Huebnerite on Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D448c.jpg]

Small but highly aesthetic specimen with a single red Huebnerite crystal atop Quartz crystals. The Hubnerite crystal is 7mm tall. Great locality piece.


D449 - Wavellite $ 120 (=~ € 99) SOLD
Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Wavellite from Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/D449a.jpg] Wavellite from Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/D449b.jpg] Wavellite from Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/D449c.jpg]

Well separated individual hemispheres of Wavellite to 7mm wide. Great color with a satiny surface luster. A really lovely piece!


D452 - Gratonite $ 175 (=~ € 144) SOLD
Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/D452a.jpg] Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/D452b.jpg] Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/D452c.jpg]

Silvery colored cluster of Gratonite, a rare lead arsenic sulfide. Well formed bright crystals spraying out in all directions. This is from an old collection, the sticker on the bottom of the perky box indicates it was purchased in 1974 for $20.


D453 - Apatite $ 75 (=~ € 62) SOLD
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Apatite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D453a.jpg] Apatite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D453b.jpg] Apatite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D453c.jpg] Apatite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D453d.jpg]

Cluster of intergrown, vivid blue Apatite crystals. The crystals reach 7mm in diameter.


D454 - Phenakite $ 125 (=~ € 103) SOLD
Mt. White, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 1 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454a.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454b.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454c.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454d.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454e.jpg] Phenakite from Mt. White, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/D454f.jpg]

Colorless Phenakite crystal with sharp, well crystallied faces, almost garnet-like in form. Collected in 1998.


D455 - Grossular on Diopside $ 145 (=~ € 119) SOLD
Eden Mills, Vermont, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


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Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/D455a.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/D455b.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/D455c.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/D455d.jpg]

Sharp cinnamon orange Grossular crystal atop a green Diopside crystal. The garnet is gemmy, complete and undamaged.


D458 - Hematite var. Kidney Ore $ 125 (=~ € 103) SOLD
Black Widow Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 2 cm


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Hematite var. Kidney Ore from Black Widow Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D458a.jpg] Hematite var. Kidney Ore from Black Widow Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D458b.jpg] Hematite var. Kidney Ore from Black Widow Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D458c.jpg]

Bubbly mound of shiny black Hematite from a neat Arizona locality. The old albel shows a date of 1985.


D460 - Andradite $ 125 (=~ € 103)
Copper Mtn., Prince-of-Wales Island, Alaska, USA
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 1 cm


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Andradite from Copper Mtn., Prince-of-Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/D460a.jpg] Andradite from Copper Mtn., Prince-of-Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/D460b.jpg] Andradite from Copper Mtn., Prince-of-Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/D460c.jpg]

Sharp, well formed single Andradite crystal from a locality more well known for it's Epidote. Complete all around and undamaged though contacted n the bottom face where it grew against matrix.


D461 - Kunzite $ 125 (=~ € 103) SOLD
Katerina Mine, Pala, California, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Kunzite from Katerina Mine, Pala, California, USA [db_pics/pics/D461a.jpg] Kunzite from Katerina Mine, Pala, California, USA [db_pics/pics/D461b.jpg] Kunzite from Katerina Mine, Pala, California, USA [db_pics/pics/D461c.jpg]

Gemmy pink Spodumene var. Kunzite, 1.3cm on matrix. Neat San Diego Co., locality and uncommon to find on matrix such as this.


D462 - Quartz with inclusions $ 75 (=~ € 62)
Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462a.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462b.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462c.jpg]

Black hydrocarbon inclusions inside a transparent, double-terminated Quartz crystal. Fine and undamaged. Prefessionally mounted in a perky box.


D464 - Smithsonite on Dolomite, Chalcoprite on Sphalerite $ 225 (=~ € 185) SOLD
Philidelphia Mine, Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite on Dolomite, Chalcoprite on Sphalerite from Philidelphia Mine, Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/D464a.jpg] Smithsonite on Dolomite, Chalcoprite on Sphalerite from Philidelphia Mine, Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/D464b.jpg] Smithsonite on Dolomite, Chalcoprite on Sphalerite from Philidelphia Mine, Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/D464c.jpg] Smithsonite on Dolomite, Chalcoprite on Sphalerite from Philidelphia Mine, Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/D464d.jpg] Smithsonite on Dolomite, Chalcoprite on Sphalerite from Philidelphia Mine, Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/D464e.jpg]

Uncommon thumbnail of cadmium rich, yellow Smithsonite atop curving crystals of Dolomite associated with translucent orange Sphalerite sprinkled with tiny Chalcopyrite crystals. Neat and colorful thumbnail, the only one like it I've seen.


D465 - Digenite $ 120 (=~ € 99) SOLD
Steward Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm


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Digenite from Steward Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D465a.jpg] Digenite from Steward Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D465b.jpg] Digenite from Steward Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D465c.jpg]

Well formed single crystal of Digenite, 1.4cm tall. Butte was well known for producing crystals of this uncommom copper sulfide, and this is a fine thumbnail sized example.


D466 - Anapaite in fossil Bivalve $ 125 (=~ € 103) SOLD
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm


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Anapaite in fossil Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/D466a.jpg] Anapaite in fossil Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/D466b.jpg] Anapaite in fossil Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/D466c.jpg] Anapaite in fossil Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/D466d.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Anapaite that formed inside a fossil bivalve. These are interesting and beautiful classics from an old iron mine that is long closed. Once fairly abundant, these are now not commonly seen.

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