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ST776 - Silver $ 240
Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm


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Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST776a.jpg] Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST776b.jpg] Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST776c.jpg] Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST776d.jpg]

Aesthetic, curving Silver wires from Aspen. Fine and uncommon thumbnail.


ST790 - Phenakite $ 150
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Phenakite from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST790a.jpg] Phenakite from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST790b.jpg] Phenakite from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST790c.jpg] Phenakite from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST790d.jpg]

Well terminated, glassy single Phenakite crystal from Mogok. A transparent crystal that is complete all around with some indentations from other crystals on the back face.


ST777 - Aquamarine $ 325
Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Aquamarine from Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST777a.jpg] Aquamarine from Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST777b.jpg] Aquamarine from Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST777c.jpg] Aquamarine from Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST777d.jpg]

Complete single medium blue Aquamarine crystal from Mount Antero. Undamaged with a perfect termination and internally transparent and has some matrix intergrown into the back face.


ST795 - Malachite (chatoyant) $ 450
Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
cabinet - 13 x 8 x 4 cm


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Malachite (chatoyant) from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST795a.jpg] Malachite (chatoyant) from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST795b.jpg] Malachite (chatoyant) from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST795c.jpg] Malachite (chatoyant) from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST795d.jpg] Malachite (chatoyant) from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST795f.jpg]

Botryoidal Malachite specimen from the Shilu Mine in China. This find produced Malachite with a wonderful velvety, chatoyant surface luster. The chatoyancy is very evident under bright lights or in direct sunlight, creating shimmering 'eyes' all over. It has bubbly botryoidal surfaces along the top with a lighter green, fibrous structure around the edges and all over the bottom. Undamaged and a good size for these (not too big, not too small).


ST717 - Andradite on Orthoclase $ 300
Imilchil, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST717a.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST717b.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST717c.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST717d.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST717e.jpg]

Cluster of brown Andradite crystals on Orthoclase from Morocco. The crystals reach just over 1cm in size and are pristine. Steller undamaged thumbnail!!


ST785 - Rhodonite $ 650
Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST785a.jpg] Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST785b.jpg] Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST785c.jpg] Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST785d.jpg]

Single gem crystal of Rhodonite from recent finds in Brazil. This is a complete crystal with typical stepped termination growth and small raised crystal growths on some sides. There is a tiny edge chip, otherwise it's perfect and undamaged, and transparent internally. Superb color!


ST799 - Zanazziite, Eosphorite on Quartz $ 275
Lavra da Ilha Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Zanazziite, Eosphorite on Quartz from Lavra da Ilha Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST799a.jpg] Zanazziite, Eosphorite on Quartz from Lavra da Ilha Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST799b.jpg] Zanazziite, Eosphorite on Quartz from Lavra da Ilha Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST799c.jpg] Zanazziite, Eosphorite on Quartz from Lavra da Ilha Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST799d.jpg] Zanazziite, Eosphorite on Quartz from Lavra da Ilha Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST799f.jpg]

Crystals of the rare phosphate minerals Zanazziite and Eosphorite on a large single Quartz crystal. Zanazziite is a hydrated calcium magnesium iron aluminum beryllium phosphate mineral and occurs as dark green prismatic single crystals to 2mm and rounded masses. Lavra da Ilha is the Type locality for this rare species. The Eosphorite occurs as splendid bladed brown crystals in radial clusters. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, purchased by Erich in 1995.


ST801 - Hureaulite, Rockbridgeite, Reddingite $ 200
Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Hureaulite, Rockbridgeite, Reddingite from Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST801a.jpg] Hureaulite, Rockbridgeite, Reddingite from Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST801c.jpg] Hureaulite, Rockbridgeite, Reddingite from Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST801d.jpg] Hureaulite, Rockbridgeite, Reddingite from Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST801e.jpg] Hureaulite, Rockbridgeite, Reddingite from Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST801f.jpg]

Vuggy specimen loaded with pink Hureaulite crystals on all sides (even the bottom). Also present is black botryoidal Rockbridgeite and small tan crystals of Reddingite. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, purchased by Erich in 1997.


ST802 - Kinoite, Gilaite, Apophyllite, Grossular $ 180
Christmas Mine, Gila Co. Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


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Kinoite, Gilaite, Apophyllite, Grossular from Christmas Mine, Gila Co. Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST802a.jpg] Kinoite, Gilaite, Apophyllite, Grossular from Christmas Mine, Gila Co. Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST802b.jpg] Kinoite, Gilaite, Apophyllite, Grossular from Christmas Mine, Gila Co. Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST802c.jpg] Kinoite, Gilaite, Apophyllite, Grossular from Christmas Mine, Gila Co. Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST802d.jpg] Kinoite, Gilaite, Apophyllite, Grossular from Christmas Mine, Gila Co. Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST802e.jpg]

Bright cobalt blue crystals of Kinoite richly scattered across the matrix. Associated minerals include green spherical crystals of Gilaite, glassy transparent colorless crystals of Apophyllite, and tiny yellow Grossular crystals. Interesting specimen from the Erich Laskowski collection.


ST685 - Tourmaline $ 300
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST685a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST685b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST685c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST685d.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST685f.jpg]

Well terminated pink and green Tourmaline crystal with attached Lepidolite from the Himalaya Mine. The crystal is translucent to transparent, complete all around, and undamaged. Weighs 34.1 grams.


ST682 - Almandine $ 180
Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST682a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST682b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST682c.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST682d.jpg]

Single Almandine garnet crystal in schist matrix from the well known Wrangell Island locality in Alaska. The crystal is 1.7cm wide with purple/red coloration and translucency. A USA classic.


ST807 - Sampleite $ 125
Santa Catalina Mine, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta, Chila
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Sampleite from Santa Catalina Mine, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta, Chila [db_pics/pics/ST807a.jpg] Sampleite from Santa Catalina Mine, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta, Chila [db_pics/pics/ST807b.jpg] Sampleite from Santa Catalina Mine, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta, Chila [db_pics/pics/ST807c.jpg] Sampleite from Santa Catalina Mine, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta, Chila [db_pics/pics/ST807d.jpg] Sampleite from Santa Catalina Mine, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta, Chila [db_pics/pics/ST807e.jpg]

Sky blue platy crystals of Sampleite on matrix with green Atacamite. The Sampleite occurs primarily on a thin layer of Gypsum that covers part of the matrix. Sampleite is a rare Sodium, Calcium, Copper chlorophosphate mineral. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST677 - Rutile in Quartz $ 120
Santa Marigabeira, Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Rutile in Quartz from Santa Marigabeira, Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST677a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Santa Marigabeira, Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST677b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Santa Marigabeira, Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST677c.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Santa Marigabeira, Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST677d.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Santa Marigabeira, Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST677e.jpg]

Transparent, doubly terminated Quartz crystal with inclusions of golden Rutile, Hematite and Quartz. The main crystal is somewhat flat and tabular with an interesting form. It's transparent, highly glassy, and nearly pristine with just a couple contacts. Two partially included Quartz crystals stick out the front face, and an included Hematite is surrounded by a red halo.


ST817 - Indicolite on Albite $ 950
Kunar Prov, Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm


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Indicolite on Albite from Kunar Prov, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST817a.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar Prov, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST817b.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar Prov, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST817c.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar Prov, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST817d.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar Prov, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST817e.jpg]

Glassy 3.2cm Tourmaline var. Indicolite with attached Albite and Lepidolite. The Indicolite grades up from a dark base, to a blue, to nearly colorless at the termination. Pristine, aesthetic specimen.


ST644 - Hausmanite $ 180
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Hausmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST644a.jpg] Hausmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST644b.jpg] Hausmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST644c.jpg] Hausmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST644d.jpg]

Lustrous black crystals of Hausmanite on solid Hausmanite. A Kalahari classic, ex. Erich Laskowski collection.

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