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K248 - Prehnite $ 550
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K248a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K248b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K248c.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of yellow to greenish yellow Prehnite. Very clean - I found a small amount of chipping at the tip of one crystal, otherwise perfect and undamaged and very aesthetic cluster, complete all around. Well defined, distinct crystals. Recent finds at Merelani have produced the best Prehnites found to date at the mines. With a small amount of attached Graphite on the bottom.


K249 - Prehnite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K249a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K249b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K249c.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of bright lemon yellow Prehnite. Clean and undamaged and highly translucent. Recent finds at Merelani have produced the best Prehnites found to date at the mines. With a small amount of attached and included Graphite on the back.


K252 - Prehnite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K252a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K252b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K252c.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of bright lemon yellow Prehnite. Clean and undamaged and highly translucent. Recent finds at Merelani have produced the best Prehnites found to date at the mines. With a small amount of attached Graphite on the back.


K258 - Lot of 7 Thumbnails $ 100
various
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258a.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258b.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258c.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258d.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258e.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258f.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258g.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258h.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258i.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258j.jpg]

Lot of 7 thumbnail-sized mineral specimens: 1) Smithsonite - Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico; 2) Gaspeite - Coolgardie, Australia; 3) Quartz on Fluorite - Utah, USA; 4) Galena - Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Mexico; 5) Quartz - Dugway, Utah; 6) Bismuthinite - Potosi, Bolivia; and 7) Neptunite with Benitoite - San Benito Co., California.


J923 - Spinel $ 120
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J923a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J923b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J923c.jpg]

Single well crystallized Spinel. There are natural indented growth structures but no damage. Found in 2018.


K268 - Epidote $ 90
Rehoboth, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K268a.jpg] Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K268b.jpg] Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K268c.jpg]

Bright, glassy Epidote crystals from a less commonly seen locality. Translucent to transparent crystals.


K269 - Sulfohalite $ 140
Searles Lake, California
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269a.jpg] Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269b.jpg] Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269c.jpg]

This is as fine a Sulfohalite crystals as I've ever seen. Sharply formed with good yellow color and translucency. The bottom (sixth) point is incomplete but not damaged.


K270 - Andradite $ 60
Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K270a.jpg] Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K270b.jpg] Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K270c.jpg]

Sharp, slightly translucent red Andradite crystal, 1.5cm wide, in matrix.


K271 - Andradite $ 75
Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K271a.jpg] Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K271b.jpg] Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K271c.jpg]

Sharp, slightly translucent red Andradite crystal, 1.7cm wide, with a smaller intergrown crystal, in matrix.


K283 - Epidote $ 90
Rehoboth, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm


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Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K283a.jpg] Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K283b.jpg] Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K283c.jpg]

Bright, glassy Epidote crystals from a less commonly seen locality. Translucent to transparent crystals.


K284 - Spessartine with Galena $ 90
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/K284a.jpg] Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/K284b.jpg] Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/K284c.jpg] Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/K284e.jpg]

Bright, cubic Galena studded with translucent red Spessartine crystals.


K285 - Calcite $ 650
Switzerland
cabinet - 14 x 11 x 7.5 cm


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Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285a.jpg] Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285b.jpg] Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285c.jpg] Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285d.jpg]

Unusual and strangely attractive Calcite specimen out of an old collection. The old label was from Kristalle and only said 'Cave Calcite' with no further locality given other than Switzerland. Lustrous, botryoidal stalactitic formations with good luster and complete all around. Translucent with a burnt orange coloration. Has an old specimen number affixed to the bottom.


K287 - Quartz $ 150
Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287a.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287b.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287c.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287d.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287e.jpg]

Strange etched Quartz specimen out the San Diego pegmatite suite of an old collection. Exhibits a pink coloration in areas due to Montmorillonite inclusions. Has an old specimen number affixed to the bottom.


K291 - Malachite after Azurite $ 260
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291d.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291e.jpg]

Well formed crystals of Malachite after Azurite with a velvety surface luster. Individual crystals to 3.7cm. Mounted on a labelled Lucite stand. Undamaged.


K286 - Cuprite $ 220
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286a.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286b.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286c.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286d.jpg]

Sharp, well formed Cuprite crystals to 1.2cm wide.
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