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B709 - Scapolite $ 280
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b709a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b709b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b709c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and trivial edge wear. Great aesthetics and an impressive gem crystal weighing 6.6 grams. All GEM!


B711 - Scapolite $ 250
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b711a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b711b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b711c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and undamaged. Great aesthetics and an impressive gem crystal weighing 5.5 grams. All GEM!


B713 - Scapolite $ 200
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b713a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b713b.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and with only minor edge wear and a small unidentified crystal included in the front face. Great aesthetics and an impressive gem crystal. Weighs 9.6 grams.


B716 - Scapolite $ 100
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and undamaged except a slight chipping on the termination edges. Great aesthetics and an impressive gem crystal weighing 6.7 grams. All GEM!


B733 - Chalcopyrite with Quartz $ 150
Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b733a.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b733b.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b733c.jpg]

Chalcopyrite crystals to 1.5 cm with Quartz and Pyrite crystals. The Chalcopyrite exhibit an irridescent patina.


B749 - Franklinite $ 650 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 390
Franklin, New Jersey
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 5.0 cm


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Franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/b749a.jpg] Franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/b749b.jpg] Franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/b749c.jpg]

Large single Franklinite crystal, the largest I've ever owned. No matrix. There is damage along one edge, but regardless, it's a desirable, massive crystal. Ex. J.R. Thompson collection.


B751 - Cinnabar $ 450
Tongren, Guizhou Province, China
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751a.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751b.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751c.jpg]

A splendid deep red, double-terminated Cinnabar crystal set in a well proportioned matrix covered by Dolomite crystals. The cinnabar crystal is 1.8cm long. There are areas of stepped growth on the front faces, but not damage.


B758 - Calcite $ 250
Boron, California
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758a.jpg] Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758b.jpg] Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758c.jpg]

Unusual stalactitic formation of golden Calcite from a locality more known for it's variety of Borate minerals. The main cylindical formation is 2.1 x 1.5 cm in size attached to the main stalactite. Translucent, undamaged, with vertical striations.


B769 - Ludlamite $ 400
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 2.6 cm


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Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/b769a.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/b769b.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/b769c.jpg]

Hard to find old Ludlamite specimen from the classic USA locality. Crystals to over 1cm present in a Quartz lined vug.


B770 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 650
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 8 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b770a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b770b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b770c.jpg]

Large Pyrite rich matrix with botryoidal Orpimnet and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 7mm long and contrast nicely against the Orpiment.


B790 - Azurite with Malachite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece
small cabinet - 8.9 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790c.jpg]

Beuatiful specimen of solid crystalline Azurite with areas of contrasting Malachite. Good crystals on all sides.


TZ511 - Sphalerite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.0 cm


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Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511c.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511d.jpg]

An exceptional Sphalerite and/or possibly Wurtzite thumbnail. This light red orange color is not common and most are darker.


TZ517 - Scapolite $ 120
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal in perfect condition.


TZ518 - Tanzanite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518d.jpg]

Bi-colored Tanzanite crystal with superb glassy luster. There are a couple tiny nicks on the lower sides, but overall in great condition and complete all around.


B801 - Azurite with Malachite $ 400
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.2 x 4 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801d.jpg]

Sprays of chisel shaped Azurite crystals spraying out from a white matrix. A few spheres of Malachite add color. The Azurite is a deeper navy blue than the photos indicate.
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