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ST571 - Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite $ 200
Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST571a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST571b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST571c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST571f.jpg]

A 1.5cm Chrome Tourmaline crystal on matrix. Chrome Tourmaline is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite.


ST556 - Quartz $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST556a.jpg] Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST556b.jpg] Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST556f.jpg]

Thick, double-terminated Quartz crystal with a smaller single crystal rising up off one side. This crystal has a lot of character and reminds me a submarine for some reason. Complete all around and undamaged. Found at the Merelani Tanzanite mines.


ST569 - Calcite $ 800
Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
small cabinet - 6.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/ST569a.jpg] Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/ST569b.jpg] Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/ST569d.jpg] Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/ST569f.jpg]

Large, double-terminated greenish yellow Calcite crystal. The crystal is internally transparent and nearly pristine. This is a crystal I've owned for about 20 years and was the best of a small lot available with one Chinese dealer at the Tucson mineral show.


ST566 - Quartz with inclusions $ 450
Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/ST566a.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/ST566b.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/ST566c.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/ST566g.jpg]

Double-terminated clear Quartz crystal with inclusions of graphite and moving bubbles inside water pockets (enhydros). This is a crystal I've owned for about 20 years and was the very best of a large lot of similar crystals purchased. There are bits of Graphite (some large to about 5mm) and bubbles moving everywhere when you turn it in hand, really loaded with movement, I estimate there are about 10 pockets with either a moving bubble or Graphite.


ST564 - Bournonite $ 1200
Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564d.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564e.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564f.jpg]

Large 'cogwheels' or metallic grey Bournonite on matrix. Main crystal is 4cm wide a stands uprite perfectly for display. There are other smaller Bournonite crystals present along with small Tetrahedrite crystals.


ST589 - Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite $ 250
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
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
145 146 147

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