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ST354 - Silver (cubic crystals!) $ 220
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST354a.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST354b.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST354c.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST354d.jpg]

Cubic Silver crystals on matrix that have been exposed from white Calcite. Cubic Silver crystals are uncommon and these are superbly formed, sharp cubes to about 2mm in size. The crystals are present on a Safflorite matrix around some remaining etched Calcite.


ST356 - Silver (cubic crystals!) $ 175
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1 cm


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Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST356a.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST356b.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST356c.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST356d.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST356e.jpg]

Cubic Silver crystals on matrix that have been exposed from white Calcite. Cubic Silver crystals are uncommon and these are superbly formed, sharp cubes to about 2mm in size. The crystals are present on a Safflorite matrix around some remaining etched Calcite.


ST151 - Vesuvianite $ 150
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST151a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST151b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST151c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST151d.jpg]

Double-terminated, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals to 3cm on a solid matrix of massive Vesuvianite. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST152 - Vesuvianite $ 120
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.9 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST152a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST152b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST152c.jpg]

Thick, double-terminated, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST153 - Vesuvianite $ 75
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST153a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST153b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST153c.jpg]

Double-terminated, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals to 2.5cm on a solid matrix of massive Vesuvianite. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST154 - Vesuvianite $ 80
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST154a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST154b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST154c.jpg]

Double-terminated, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals to 3cm on a solid matrix of massive Vesuvianite. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST155 - Vesuvianite $ 120
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST155a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST155b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST155c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST155d.jpg]

Thick, double-terminated, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST159 - Vesuvianite $ 80
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.1 x 2 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST159a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST159b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST159c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST159d.jpg]

Two parallel grown, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST160 - Vesuvianite $ 80
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST160a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST160b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST160c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST160d.jpg]

Lustrous, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals to 2.5cm on a solid matrix of massive Vesuvianite. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST161 - Vesuvianite $ 75
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST161a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST161b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST161c.jpg]

Lustrous, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals to 1.8cm on a solid matrix of massive Vesuvianite. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST164 - Vesuvianite $ 80
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST164a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST164b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST164c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST164d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals to 2.3cm. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST167 - Vesuvianite $ 125
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2.7 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST167a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST167b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST167c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST167d.jpg]

Lustrous, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals to 2cm on a solid matrix of massive Vesuvianite. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST168 - Vesuvianite $ 75
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST168a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST168b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST168c.jpg]

Lustrous, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals to 2cm. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST285 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 300
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 10.5 x 10 x 2 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST285a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST285b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST285c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST285d.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful large display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together. Sawcut on back and one edge.


ST272 - Kolwezite/Malachite Pseudomorphs $ 250
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Kolwezite/Malachite Pseudomorphs from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST272a.jpg] Kolwezite/Malachite Pseudomorphs from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST272b.jpg] Kolwezite/Malachite Pseudomorphs from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST272c.jpg] Kolwezite/Malachite Pseudomorphs from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST272g.jpg]

Dark green specimen of Kolwezite and/or Malachite that has pseudomorphed after Barite (?). Nothing but interconnected bladed crystals without matrix. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. private_notes
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37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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