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T135 - Cafarsite $ 220
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t135a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t135b.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t135c.jpg]

Complete, sharp single crystal on a small pedestal of matrix. Cafarsite is a rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate. Good luster. From the type locality.


T136 - Cafarsite $ 140
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t136a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t136b.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of the rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate Cafarsite. Good luster and form. From the type locality.


T139 - Hauerite $ 250
Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Hauerite from Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland [db_pics/pics/t139a.jpg] Hauerite from Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland [db_pics/pics/t139b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single Hauerite crystal, a cube modified by octahedral faces.


T140 - Willemite $ 280
Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Willemite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/t140a.jpg] Willemite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/t140b.jpg] Willemite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/t140c.jpg]

Thick vein of greenish yellow Willemite. Highly fluorescent. Cut on one side.


T142 - Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena $ 480
Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142a.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142b.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142c.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142d.jpg]

Rare silvery crystals of Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and metallic gray Galena crystals. Siegenite is a rare cobalt nickel sulfide and not often seen for sale. Lots of octahedral Siegenite crystals on both the front and back. The combination of the 3 minerals on this one creates a visually impactful specimen. Ex. J. Passaneau collection.


T144 - Zektzerite $ 220
Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t144a.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t144b.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of Zektzerite, a rare lithium, zirconium silicate. Pinkish tan in color with gemmy areas.


T145 - Zektzerite $ 250
Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t145a.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t145b.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of Zektzerite, a rare lithium, zirconium silicate. Pinkish tan in color with gemmy areas.


T146 - Zektzerite $ 350
Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm


Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t146a.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t146b.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t146c.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of Zektzerite, a rare lithium, zirconium silicate. Pinkish tan in color with gemmy areas and some attached matrix.


T147 - Zektzerite $ 200
Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t147a.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t147b.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of Zektzerite, a rare lithium, zirconium silicate. Pinkish tan in color with gemmy areas.


T149 - Zektzerite $ 250
Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA
thumbnail - 1.0 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t149a.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t149b.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of Zektzerite, a rare lithium, zirconium silicate. Pinkish tan in color with gemmy areas.


T150 - Leadhillite with Caledonite $ 90
Reward Mine, Inyo Co., Califonia, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Leadhillite with Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., Califonia, USA [db_pics/pics/t150a.jpg] Leadhillite with Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., Califonia, USA [db_pics/pics/t150b.jpg]

Solid vein of crystalline Leadhillite with areas of blue Caledonite.


T151 - Titanite with Melanite $ 270
MTG#2 Mine, San Benito Co., Califonia, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 1.7 cm


Titanite with Melanite from MTG#2 Mine, San Benito Co., Califonia, USA [db_pics/pics/t151a.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MTG#2 Mine, San Benito Co., Califonia, USA [db_pics/pics/t151b.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MTG#2 Mine, San Benito Co., Califonia, USA [db_pics/pics/t151c.jpg]

Pink Titanite (Sphene) crystals associated with black Andradite var. Melanite. This is one of only a handful of specimens found decades ago from a now lost locality. This region has produced a number of fine and rare minerals such as Benitoite, Andradite, Perovskite, Karpatite, Artinite, Fresnoite, Joaquinite and the list goes on and on. Though people have searched, the Titanite locality has never again been found. The pink translucent crystals reach 7mm in size. A true rarity for a California or San Benito collector.


T158 - Dioptase with Wulfenite $ 700
Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158a.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158b.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158c.jpg]

Bright green Dioptase and orange Wulfenite crystals on a matrix of hard blue Chrysocolla. Classic old time material.


T160 - Tincalconite after Borax $ 350
Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 4 cm


Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160a.jpg] Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160b.jpg] Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160c.jpg]

Sharp, exceptionally well formed psuedomorph of Tincalconite after borax. Undamaged with excellent presentation from any angle. Not many of this quality recovered. The pure white color somehow lends to an overal artistic, sculptural appearance.


T161 - Benitoite $ 425
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 2 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161c.jpg]

Gemmy bright blue Benitoite crystals to 1.3cm. Central crystal has good sized gem zone/facet rough. This one has the qualities you want in Benitoite - good color, luster, sharp edges, and transparency.



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