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SV464 - 'Gitter' Quartz $ 2000 SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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'Gitter' Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV464a.jpg] 'Gitter' Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV464b.jpg] 'Gitter' Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV464c.jpg] 'Gitter' Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV464d.jpg] 'Gitter' Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV464e.jpg] 'Gitter' Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV464g.jpg]

Large cluster of cris-crossing smokey Quartz crystals known as 'Gitter Quartz' (a German name for fence or lattice Quartz). The Quartz crystals form epitaxially on Feldspar in a lattice of doubly-terminated crystals. The Erongo Mountains is the only locality I'm aware of that produces this style of unusual Quartz specimens. This is an excellent large example from the Charlie Key collection. Hard to find in this size and quality.


SV475 - Fluorite $ 125 SOLD
Panasquiera Mines, Covilha, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Panasquiera Mines, Covilha, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV475a.jpg] Fluorite from Panasquiera Mines, Covilha, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV475b.jpg] Fluorite from Panasquiera Mines, Covilha, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV475c.jpg] Fluorite from Panasquiera Mines, Covilha, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV475d.jpg] Fluorite from Panasquiera Mines, Covilha, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV475e.jpg]

Stepped octahedral purple Fluorite crystal on matrix from the Pansquiera Mines. The Fluorite is purple with small attached Pyrite crystals.


SV467 - Senegalite on Turquoise $ 175
Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal
miniature - 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467a.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467b.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467c.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467d.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467e.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Senegalite on layers of vivid blue Turquoise. Senegalite is a rare phosphate mineral and this is the Type locality for the species. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection. Erich's old label indicates he purchased it in 2008 for $155.


SV472 - Malchite after Chalcopyrite $ 250 SOLD
San Pedro Mine, Santa Fe Co., New Mexico, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Malchite after Chalcopyrite from San Pedro Mine, Santa Fe Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/SV472a.jpg] Malchite after Chalcopyrite from San Pedro Mine, Santa Fe Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/SV472b.jpg] Malchite after Chalcopyrite from San Pedro Mine, Santa Fe Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/SV472c.jpg] Malchite after Chalcopyrite from San Pedro Mine, Santa Fe Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/SV472h.jpg]

Large, sharp green crystals of Chalcopyrite that have been partially pseudomorphed to Malachite and Limonite on a matrix of white Calcite. Ex. Mark Rogers specimen.


SV492 - Pyromorphite $ 300
Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5.2 x 4 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV492a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV492b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV492d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV492e.jpg]

Pyromorphite specimen composed of nothing but Pyromorphite crystals. The Pyromorphite forms a large central opening lined with fine, deep green crystals.


SV499 - Londonite with Tourmaline $ 450
Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499a.jpg] Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499b.jpg] Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499c.jpg] Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499d.jpg] Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499e.jpg]

A 1.5cm crystal of yellow Londonite on matrix with red Tourmaline. Londonite is the cesium-dominant analogue of Rhodizite. The Londonite is sharp and lustrous and translucent with small areas of transparency. Ex. Dr. David London (namesake for the species) and analyzed by David London.


SV494 - Pyromorphite $ 1800
Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494e.jpg]

Large single compound crystal of Pyromorphite from the Friedrichssegen Mine in Germany. The specimen has the classic form and color for the mine.  There are two missing crystals in the lower center area, otherwise in pristine condition all around. Comes with an old Gene Schlepp label.


SV483 - Wulfenite $ 125
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483d.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483e.jpg]

Transparent orange Wulfenite crystals from Los Lamentos. This is the old style with thin, transparent crystals. There are a few very nice transparent 'window pane' crystals on this specimen. Better than photos.


SV498 - Spessartine $ 750 SOLD
Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV498a.jpg] Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV498c.jpg] Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV498d.jpg] Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV498f.jpg] Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV498g.jpg]

Etched single crystal of orange Spessartine from the famous Little 3 Mine in San Diego. Well crystallized all around and pristine. Translucent to transparent with the fantastic orange color these are known for. Ex. Dr. David London collection.


SV459 - Copper with Prehnite $ 750
Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm


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Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459a.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459b.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459c.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459d.jpg]

Massive Calcite, Prehnite and Copper with a crystallized vug of the same species. There is a large 4cm Copper crystal in the vug as well as a mass of Prehnite that rises up and contains 2 well formed Copper crystals to 2.5cm wide.


SV468 - Fluorite $ 80 SOLD
Taourirt, Oriental Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Taourirt, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV468a.jpg] Fluorite from Taourirt, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV468b.jpg] Fluorite from Taourirt, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV468c.jpg] Fluorite from Taourirt, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV468d.jpg] Fluorite from Taourirt, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV468e.jpg]

Transparent cubic Fluorite crystals in a lovely shade of purple.


SV470 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV470a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV470b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV470c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV470d.jpg]

Single purple blue Tanzanite crystal with a bit of attached Graphite. Complete all around with good transparency. Unheated natural crystal. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection. This is an older piece purchased by Erich from Werner Radl in 1996 for $207.


SV490 - Marcasite $ 95 SOLD
Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm


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Marcasite from Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA [db_pics/pics/SV490a.jpg] Marcasite from Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA [db_pics/pics/SV490b.jpg] Marcasite from Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA [db_pics/pics/SV490c.jpg] Marcasite from Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA [db_pics/pics/SV490d.jpg]

Spiky, spherical cluster of Marcasite crystals from Oklahoma. Well crystallized all around and in great condition. An older piece with a collection number affixed to the bottom and appears to be quite stable.


SV265 - Rhodochrosite $ 225
Wutong Mine, Wuzhou Pref., Guanxi Zhuang, China
small cabinet - 6.3 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Wuzhou Pref., Guanxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/SV265a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Wuzhou Pref., Guanxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/SV265b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Wuzhou Pref., Guanxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/SV265d.jpg]

Translucent pink crystals of Rhodochrosite from the Wutong Mine.


SV480 - Rutile $ 275
Champion Mine, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


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Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV480a.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV480b.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV480c.jpg]

A robust 2cm Rutile crystal in Pyrophyllite with other smaller Rutile crystals. Collected long ago from the now closed Champion Mine in the remote White Mountains of California. The main crystal is sharp and undamaged, dark with hints of red coloration.

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