Selected Specimens

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ST589 - Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 2.1 cm


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Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ST589a.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ST589b.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ST589d.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ST589e.jpg]

Undamaged specimen of a transparent Quartz crystal and mica atop a bright, metallic cluster of Arsonopyrite crystals over a matrix of Stannite. Attractive, showy miniature.


ST585 - Fluorite with Galena $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 964)
Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585a.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585b.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585c.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585e.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585f.jpg]

Translucent to transparent purple Fluorite cubes intergrown with Galena cubes. The Fluorite has great glassy luster and really lights up in natural sunlight. Ex. A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum.


ST553 - Tourmaline $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.5 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST553a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST553b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST553d.jpg]

Single deep green transparent Tourmaline crystal from recent production at the famous St. Anne's mine in Zimbabwe. Tourmaline has been very rare from this mine historically, which has primarily targeted blue Topaz. Though dark, it is transparent facet grade green throughout with a more greenish brown color at the termination. Complete all around and perfect.


ST554 - Tourmaline $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 514)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 7.2 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST554a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST554b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST554d.jpg]

Long, dark green but transparent single Tourmaline crystal from recent production at the famous St. Anne's mine in Zimbabwe. Tourmaline has been very rare from this mine historically, which has primarily targeted blue Topaz. Though dark, it is transparent facet grade throughout with a more greenish brown at the tip and a bright pure green over the rest of the crystal. The crystal has a natural 'bend' near the base caused by natural fracturing and rehealing processes during the crytal's growth. Complete and undamaged and weighs 8.52 grams.


ST538 - Amethyst $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.8 x 2 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST538a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST538b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST538c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST538d.jpg]

Complete and undamaged purple Amethyst crystals on a green Epidote covered matrix. The main crystal is very gemmy at the top and rises straight up off the matrix. It's a double-terminated scepter grown over an earlier small Quartz crystal. Wild and interesting specimen with another attached Amethyst grown downward and away from the main crystal.


ST721 - Senegalite on Turquoise $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/ST721a.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/ST721b.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/ST721c.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/ST721d.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/ST721e.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/ST721f.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.


ST673 - Purpurite $ 80 (=~ CAN$ 103)
Crystal Mountain, Larime Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Purpurite from Crystal Mountain, Larime Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST673a.jpg] Purpurite from Crystal Mountain, Larime Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST673b.jpg] Purpurite from Crystal Mountain, Larime Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST673c.jpg]

Colorful specimen of the uncommon phosphate mineral Purpurite showing on multiple sides of a rock matrix. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST678 - Hyalophane $ 180 (=~ CAN$ 231)
Zadraski Potok Mine, Busovaca, Bosnia
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Hyalophane from Zadraski Potok Mine, Busovaca, Bosnia [db_pics/pics/ST678a.jpg] Hyalophane from Zadraski Potok Mine, Busovaca, Bosnia [db_pics/pics/ST678c.jpg] Hyalophane from Zadraski Potok Mine, Busovaca, Bosnia [db_pics/pics/ST678d.jpg] Hyalophane from Zadraski Potok Mine, Busovaca, Bosnia [db_pics/pics/ST678f.jpg] Hyalophane from Zadraski Potok Mine, Busovaca, Bosnia [db_pics/pics/ST678g.jpg]

Distinct, well formed crystals of Hyalophane on matrix. The crystals are glassy and transparent. There are also small crystals of Goethite after Ankerite and small acicular crystals of Rutile present. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST667 - Braunite II $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm


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Braunite II from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST667a.jpg] Braunite II from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST667b.jpg] Braunite II from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST667d.jpg] Braunite II from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST667f.jpg] Braunite II from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST667g.jpg]

Black bipyramidal crystals of Braunite II from the Kalahari Manganese fields of South Africa. Good sized specimen of this rare species with crystals to 1cm. Associated species include Kutnohorite and Andradite. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST668 - Oligoclase var. Peristerite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
Bear Spring Road, Monmouth Township, Ontario, Canada
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Oligoclase var. Peristerite from Bear Spring Road, Monmouth Township, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST668a.jpg] Oligoclase var. Peristerite from Bear Spring Road, Monmouth Township, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST668c.jpg] Oligoclase var. Peristerite from Bear Spring Road, Monmouth Township, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST668e.jpg] Oligoclase var. Peristerite from Bear Spring Road, Monmouth Township, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST668f.jpg]

Oligoclase crystals to 1.5cm associated with Hornblende. The Oligoclase have a blue shiller effect showing (Moonstone). of Nambulite (analyzed) to 2mm with Calcite on a matrix of massive Nambulite. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, self collected by Erich in 1974.


ST671 - Clinoptilolite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Richardson's Ranch, Madras, Oregon, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Clinoptilolite from Richardson's Ranch, Madras, Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST671a.jpg] Clinoptilolite from Richardson's Ranch, Madras, Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST671c.jpg] Clinoptilolite from Richardson's Ranch, Madras, Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST671e.jpg] Clinoptilolite from Richardson's Ranch, Madras, Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST671f.jpg]

Numerous crystals of burnt orange colored Clinoptilolite on the front display face, with many more crystals on the bottom and back sides. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST664 - Cylindrite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Cylindrite from Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST664a.jpg] Cylindrite from Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST664b.jpg] Cylindrite from Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST664c.jpg] Cylindrite from Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST664d.jpg]

Numerous crystals of Cylindrite exposed on all sides of specimen. Cylindrite is a sulfosalt mineral containing tin, lead, antimony and iron and the cylindrical crystal form is unique in the mineral world. This specimen has large crystals to 6mm in diameter (most have much thinner crystals). Associated minerals include Wurtzite, Zinkenite, and Valentinite. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, purchased from Kristalle in 1996.


ST660 - Cronstedtite on Quartz $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Kea, Cornwall, England
miniature - 4.2 x 3.8 x 2 cm


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Cronstedtite on Quartz from Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Kea, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST660a.jpg] Cronstedtite on Quartz from Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Kea, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST660b.jpg] Cronstedtite on Quartz from Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Kea, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST660c.jpg] Cronstedtite on Quartz from Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Kea, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST660d.jpg] Cronstedtite on Quartz from Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Kea, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST660e.jpg]

Black crystals of Cronstedtite coating transparent Quartz crystals. Cronstedtite is a rare iron silicate mineral. Comes with a number of old labels including an Ian and Kim Acworth label showing a date of 1978 and a Richard Barstow label. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST649 - Dyscrasite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.3 x 4 x 2.2 cm


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Dyscrasite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST649a.jpg] Dyscrasite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST649b.jpg] Dyscrasite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST649c.jpg] Dyscrasite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST649d.jpg]

Long, well formed crystals of Dyscrasite associated with pale green Actinolite in a white Calcite matrix. Good crystals exposed on both sides and a particularly aesthetic example. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST662 - Stibnite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Dachang Mine, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China
cabinet - 13 x 11 x 4.5 cm


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Stibnite from Dachang Mine, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST662a.jpg] Stibnite from Dachang Mine, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST662b.jpg] Stibnite from Dachang Mine, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST662c.jpg] Stibnite from Dachang Mine, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST662e.jpg]

Large specimen covered with steely-grey, metallic crystals of Stibnite. The crystals are short and stout with sharp chisel terminations and in excellent condition. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.
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