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K647 - Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite $ 180
Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 3.3 x 2.4 x 2 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/K647a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/K647b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/K647c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/K647d.jpg]

Colorful pink Calcite crystals with Malachite. These old Mashamba specimens are among my favorite Calcites.


K741 - Quartz $ 3500
Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia
large cabinet - 22 x 8 x 8 cm


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Quartz from Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/K741a.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/K741b.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/K741c.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/K741d.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/K741e.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Yaruda, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/K741f.jpg]

Transparent, terminated Quartz crystal from 1990s finds at Mt. Yaruda. Reportedly one the best, largest crystals from the find with large termination faces that allow an excellent view the chlorite phantoms inside. Comew with a custom made wooden base. Ex. Jeff Glover Quartz collection.


K683 - 'Kiwi Calcite' on Petrified Wood $ 175
Garfield Co., Utah, USA
small cabinet - 7.2 x 4 x 3 cm


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'Kiwi Calcite' on Petrified Wood from Garfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/K683a.jpg] 'Kiwi Calcite' on Petrified Wood from Garfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/K683b.jpg] 'Kiwi Calcite' on Petrified Wood from Garfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/K683c.jpg] 'Kiwi Calcite' on Petrified Wood from Garfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/K683d.jpg] 'Kiwi Calcite' on Petrified Wood from Garfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/K683e.jpg]

Green scalenohedral Calcite crystals on petrified wood. From a new find.


K711 - Cerussite $ 250
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Cerussite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K711a.jpg] Cerussite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K711b.jpg] Cerussite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K711c.jpg] Cerussite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K711d.jpg] Cerussite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K711e.jpg]

Thick, glassy crystals of Cerussite from Bunker Hill. This came out of an old collection and was likely found many decades ago. The thick transparent crystals are more reminiscent of material from Tsumeb than Cerussites you would expect from the USA.


K694 - Pyrite $ 125
Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Pyrite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K694a.jpg] Pyrite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K694b.jpg] Pyrite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K694c.jpg] Pyrite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K694d.jpg]

Complex intergrown crystals with excellent luster and good brassy color. Solid Pyrite and a little different than the more commonly seen single crystals from the mine.


K746 - Mimetite $ 300
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746c.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746d.jpg]

High quality, glassy crystals with a rich golden color. A couple of damaged crystals otherwise nothing but fiery bright perfection.


K743 - Prehnite after Anhydrite $ 175
Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743a.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743b.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743c.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743d.jpg]

Velvety green Prehnite that formed over (now gone) Anhydrite crystals, leaving this rare and wonderful specimen. Transluscent and undamaged. The inside shows the flat, smooth surfaces of the former Anhydrite crystals.


K706 - Calcite on Ferberite $ 225
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/K706a.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/K706b.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/K706c.jpg]

Well formed single Ferberite crystal with attached Calcite crystals. Perfectly terminated and undamaged with an irridecent sheen on the termination faces. This is an old piece I've had in my collection for about 25 years.


K698 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 375
Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698c.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698d.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698e.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698f.jpg]

Golden yellow Wulfenite crystals to 1.7cm with small spherical Mimetite crystal groupss, good all around.


K713 - Chalcedony after Gastropod $ 350
Mesa Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 3 cm


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Chalcedony after Gastropod from Mesa Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K713a.jpg] Chalcedony after Gastropod from Mesa Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K713b.jpg] Chalcedony after Gastropod from Mesa Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K713c.jpg] Chalcedony after Gastropod from Mesa Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K713d.jpg]

Silica rich matrix hosting a 1.4cm fossil gastropod that has been replaced by translucent orange Chalcedony. Perfectly preserved and undamaged. This was found in the Morrison formation and is approximately 155 million years old. Collected by Bill Hawes.


K712 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 225
Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712d.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystals clearly evident. Smithsonite also covers the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite.


K738 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 600
Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738d.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738e.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738f.jpg]

Transparent light green Fluorite cubes with transparent wafer-like Calcite crystals. The quality of both the Fluorite and Calcite is remarkable. The best of a small lot I obtained years ago.


K737 - Torbernite $ 425
Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737a.jpg] Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737b.jpg] Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737c.jpg]

Open vug filled with fibrous Malachite and large platy crystals of Torbernite. Other minerals present throughout the matrix.


K739 - Cinnabar $ 300
Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm


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Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739a.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739b.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739c.jpg]

Cluster of large, twinned Cinnabar crystals 2.2cm wide on Dolomite and Quartz crystals. Another small 'drill bit' twin is near the base.


K740 - Fluorite $ 350
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 3.7 x 3.4 x 2 cm


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Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740a.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740b.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740c.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent purple Fluorite crystals, a floater with no matrix. A little damage, slightly rehealed, along the right side, otherwise perfectly crystallized all around and the luster is like glass.

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