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T412 - Montmorillonite in Quartz $ 290
White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t412a.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t412b.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t412c.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t412d.jpg]

Distinctive Quartz crystal cluster colored pink by inclusions of Montmorillonite. Comes with an old label that dates this back to at least 1985.


T418 - Cuprite $ 200
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


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Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418c.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418d.jpg]

Perfect undamaged floater octahedron with bevelled edges. 0.9cm on edge, 1.2cm wide tip to tip.


T420 - Dioptase $ 240
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Dioptase from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t420a.jpg] Dioptase from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t420b.jpg]

Dioptase crystal cluster with main crystal 1.6 x 0.8 cm in size.


T423 - Tourmaline $ 650
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t423a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t423b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t423c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t423d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of double-terminated Tourmaline crystals with attached Albite. The crystals have a rare yellow coloration on one end and are green on the other ends.


T425 - Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz $ 350
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425a.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425b.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425c.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425d.jpg]

Floater specimen of intergrown Quartz crystals covered on one side by Inesite, Hubeite (rare!), and Pyrite. The tip of the large Quartz crystal has damage, but this specimen is really about the great coverage of Inesite and Hubeite. These are now uncommon and no longer being found.


T428 - Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite $ 500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 250
Loputo Mine, Katanga, Congo
cabinet - 12.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm


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Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite from Loputo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t428a.jpg] Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite from Loputo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t428b.jpg] Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite from Loputo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t428c.jpg] Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite from Loputo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t428d.jpg]

Chrysocolla psuedomorphs on a matrix covered by Chrysocolla covered by drusy Quartz. This specimen includes the larger, tabular psuedomorphs that are commonly seen from this mine, but also smaller rhombahedral crystals, which are uncommon to see. Good crystals on all sides, sawcut on bottom.


T430 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Kamareza Mine, Laurium, Greece
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from Kamareza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/t430a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Kamareza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/t430b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Kamareza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/t430c.jpg]

Satiny, globular crystals of Cuprian Smithsonite on a limonite matrix. Ex. Robert Philips collection.


T450 - Tourmaline $ 1000
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t450a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t450b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t450c.jpg]

Single Tourmaline with excellent color!!! This is from a pocket found in 2016. If you are looking for well saturated color that stands up to strong light, then this one is for you. Bright red/pink body color, followed by a thin zone of yellow, then a green cap. Weighs 10.4 grams. One very small nick along the termination edge, otherwise undamaged.


T451 - Tourmaline $ 690
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t451a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t451b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t451c.jpg]

Single Tourmaline with excellent color!!! This is from a pocket found in 2016. If you are looking for well saturated color that stands up to strong light, then this one is for you. Bright red/pink body color, followed by a thin zone of yellow, then a green cap. There is a terminated sidecar crystal attached, plus the bottom is etchy and terminated is parts. There is also slight chatoyancy in areas and overall a really great crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 6.6 grams.


T456 - Apatite on Feldspar $ 150
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Apatite on Feldspar from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t456a.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t456b.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t456c.jpg]

Undamaged floater specimen of Feldspar crystal with an attached 1.5cm purple Apatite crystal with Lepidolite.


T457 - Quartz $ 450
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.6 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t457a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t457b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t457c.jpg]

Top quality undamaged smokey and amethyst crystal. Great luster and undamaged. Perfect in every way as a crystal, but putting it over the top is a massive, 1.2cm blob of a moving bubble right in the mid to top center of the crystal.


T460 - Diaspore $ 400
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 3 cm


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Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t460a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t460b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t460c.jpg]

Large partial V-twin crystal of Diaspore. It is unterminated or etched terminated, as most of these are, and is translucent with transparent zones.This is rare material from old stocks in Turkey, no more is being found as the deposit has been exhausted. Large Diaspore crystals such as this are uncommon.


T462 - Cinnabar $ 280
Fenghuang, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 4 cm


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Cinnabar from Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t462a.jpg] Cinnabar from Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t462b.jpg] Cinnabar from Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t462c.jpg]

Quartz crystals and Dolomite lined vug with a perfect 1.3 cm 'drill-bit' twinned Cinnabar crystal.


T463 - Apatite on Quartz $ 140
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


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Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t463a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t463b.jpg]

Rehealed Quartz crystal shard with an attached 1.3cm Apatite crystal. The Apatite is color zoned with a central blue stripe.


T469 - Pyrite stalactite $ 280
Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 8.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Pyrite stalactite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t469a.jpg] Pyrite stalactite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t469b.jpg] Pyrite stalactite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t469c.jpg]

Single stalactite formation of Pyrite. The stalactite broke off after formation and was later partially coated by drusy Quartz. Pristine and undamaged.
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