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SV424 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz $ 300 SOLD
Mogila Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 5 cm


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Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Mogila Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/SV424a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Mogila Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/SV424c.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Mogila Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/SV424d.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Mogila Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/SV424f.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Mogila Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/SV424h.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Mogila Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/SV424i.jpg]

Spherical clusters of Rhodochrosite attached to transparent Quartz crystals. The Quartz crystals reach 3.5cm in length.


SV413 - Mottramite $ 250
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm


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Mottramite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV413a.jpg] Mottramite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV413b.jpg] Mottramite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV413c.jpg] Mottramite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV413d.jpg] Mottramite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV413e.jpg] Mottramite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV413f.jpg]

Botryoidal Mottramite from the big find in 2011 at the Ojuela Mine that produced some of the world's best Mottramite. The Mottramite has a green/yellow color and a somewhat organic-looking appearance.


SV405 - Azurite $ 200
Lost Lake Claim, Nacimiento Mine, San Pablo, New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Lost Lake Claim, Nacimiento Mine, San Pablo, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/SV405a.jpg] Azurite from Lost Lake Claim, Nacimiento Mine, San Pablo, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/SV405b.jpg] Azurite from Lost Lake Claim, Nacimiento Mine, San Pablo, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/SV405c.jpg] Azurite from Lost Lake Claim, Nacimiento Mine, San Pablo, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/SV405d.jpg]

Unusual botryoidal Azurite specimen from New Mexico. Spherical masses of Azurite are present on both sides. These were abundant about a decade ago and are now hard to find.


SV407 - Calcite on Amethyst $ 350 SOLD
La Cata Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Calcite on Amethyst from La Cata Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV407a.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from La Cata Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV407b.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from La Cata Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV407c.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from La Cata Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV407e.jpg]

Scalenohedral Calcite crystals on deep purple Amethyst crystals from an old silver mine in Mexico. The backside is covered by Calcite crystals, including a large 7cm doubly-terminated crystal.


SV437 - Tourmaline $ 400
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


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Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV437a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV437b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV437c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV437d.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV437e.jpg]

Colorful Tourmaline with an attached Quartz crystal from Paprok. A dark green core grades up to light blue and green zone followed by a pink termination. Weighs 47.12 grams.


SV408 - Atacamite $ 250
La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 2 cm


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Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/SV408a.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/SV408c.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/SV408d.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/SV408e.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/SV408f.jpg]

Scintillating sprays of lustrous Atacamite crystals over Chrysocolla. A fine and very rich example for the locality.


SV402 - Calcite $ 250
Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 2 cm


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Calcite from Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV402a.jpg] Calcite from Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV402b.jpg] Calcite from Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV402c.jpg] Calcite from Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV402d.jpg] Calcite from Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV402f.jpg] Calcite from Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV402g.jpg]

Thin plate covered by transparent Calcite crystals. Individual crystals range up to just over 1cm in size and are in perfect condtion.


SV442 - Hematite $ 125
Miguel Burnier Dist., Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1 cm


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Hematite from Miguel Burnier Dist., Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV442a.jpg] Hematite from Miguel Burnier Dist., Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV442b.jpg] Hematite from Miguel Burnier Dist., Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV442c.jpg]

Bright, metallic platy crystals of Hematite from Brazil.


SV447 - Fluorite $ 3500 SOLD
Minerva Mine #1, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 5 cm


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Fluorite from Minerva Mine #1, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/SV447a.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine #1, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/SV447b.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine #1, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/SV447d.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine #1, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/SV447e.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine #1, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/SV447j.jpg]

Superb large purple and blue Fluorite crystal from the Minerva Mine. Fully crystallized all around with a typical etched backside and flat, stepped faces on the front. Beautiful, well saturated color with purple core, a bright blue zone, followed by a purple outer zone. Big and impressive.


SV430 - Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite $ 450
Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/SV430a.jpg] Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/SV430c.jpg] Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/SV430f.jpg] Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/SV430g.jpg]

Lustrous, clear Quartz crystals covering Malachite and bright pink Cobaltoan Calcite. It has a beautiful contrast in colors and a bright, attractive overall appearance. One of the best pieces from a small lot from several years ago and I've not seen this material again.


SV421 - Calcite on Hemimorphite $ 180
79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Calcite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV421a.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV421b.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV421c.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV421d.jpg]

Large vug lined with a thick layer of blue Hemimorphite upon which grew wavy, lenticular white Calcite crystals. Gorgeous specimen.


SV449 - Hematite with Pyrite $ 350 SOLD
Valle Glove Mine, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm


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Hematite with Pyrite from Valle Glove Mine, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/SV449a.jpg] Hematite with Pyrite from Valle Glove Mine, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/SV449b.jpg] Hematite with Pyrite from Valle Glove Mine, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/SV449c.jpg] Hematite with Pyrite from Valle Glove Mine, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/SV449d.jpg] Hematite with Pyrite from Valle Glove Mine, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/SV449e.jpg] Hematite with Pyrite from Valle Glove Mine, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/SV449f.jpg]

Thick clusters of tightly grouped bladed Hematite crystals from Elba Isalnd, Italy. There are 3 main clusters and attached Pyrite crystals. The Hematite is irridescent and colorful.


SV446 - Calcite $ 500
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 11 x 7 cm


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Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV446a.jpg] Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV446b.jpg] Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV446c.jpg]

Large coral-like cluster of white Calcite from Bisbee, Arizona. Rounded, branching growths of opaque white Calcite that radiate out from the base and morph into translucent bladed Calcite crystals in areas. I've never had a specimen that looks more like a piece of coral than this! A beautiful, historic specimen from the Artem Kovalev collection.


SV361 - Fluorite $ 180 SOLD
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Fluorite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV361a.jpg] Fluorite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV361b.jpg] Fluorite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV361c.jpg] Fluorite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV361d.jpg]

Translucent purple Fluorite crystals from the well known Red Cloud Mine, famous for it's superb Wulfenite specimens. Fluorite specimens are rare for the locality. An excellent locality piece for a Fluorite collector and a great addition to a suite of Red Cloud Wulfenite.


SV365 - Prehnite $ 180
Boyleston Quarry, Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Strathclyde, Scotland
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Boyleston Quarry, Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Strathclyde, Scotland [db_pics/pics/SV365a.jpg] Prehnite from Boyleston Quarry, Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Strathclyde, Scotland [db_pics/pics/SV365b.jpg] Prehnite from Boyleston Quarry, Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Strathclyde, Scotland [db_pics/pics/SV365c.jpg] Prehnite from Boyleston Quarry, Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Strathclyde, Scotland [db_pics/pics/SV365d.jpg]

Translucent green Prehnite on white Calcite on basalt from Scotland. The locality is an old quarry near Glasgow that was originally mined for copper. Ex. Allen Winans collection.

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