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AR52 - Boleite, Anglesite on Gypsum $ 300 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 150
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
cabinet - 10.2 x 8.0 x 3.0 cm


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Boleite, Anglesite on Gypsum from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR52a.jpg] Boleite, Anglesite on Gypsum from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR52b.jpg] Boleite, Anglesite on Gypsum from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR52c.jpg] Boleite, Anglesite on Gypsum from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR52d.jpg] Boleite, Anglesite on Gypsum from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR52e.jpg] Boleite, Anglesite on Gypsum from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR52f.jpg]

Dark blue Boleite crystals and white Anglesite crystals are scattered across both sides of a fibrous white Gypsum matrix. It's unusual to see Boleite on this type of matrix.


AR53 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR53a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR53b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR53c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR53d.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows a small group of stacked barrel-shaped crystals with greenish-yellow color and high lustre.


AR55 - Wulfenite $ 260
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55a.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55b.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55c.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55d.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55e.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55f.jpg]

About a dozen sharply terminated cream-colored tabular Wulfenite crystals are stacked on a bit of host matrix. An older Tsumeb example with a Frazier's Minerals label from decades ago. Slight chipping on some of the crystal edges does not detract from the beautiful display presentation of the crystals.


AR57 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 1.8 cm


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Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57c.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57d.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57e.jpg]

Dioptase crystals to 11mm on white Calcite crystals. Slight damage to the upper left crystal, otherwise undamaged specimen. Showy specimen with sharp terminated crystals which highlight the color contrast between the Dioptase and Calcite.


AR58 - Montmorillonite in Quartz $ 280
White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California
small cabinet - 6.0 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm


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Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California [db_pics/pics/AR58a.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California [db_pics/pics/AR58b.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California [db_pics/pics/AR58c.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California [db_pics/pics/AR58d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz crystal colored by inclusions of Montmorillonite (a type of clay). These unusual crystals are a byproduct of Tourmaline mining and were only found occasionally in some of the San Diego mines. Very sharply terminated, hollow in two areas, and highly lustrous crystal faces. This is a great example.


AR66 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 400
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66c.jpg]

Rich pink color Cobaltian Calcite crystals to 15mm in size. Although there are a couple bruised crystals, this is a high quality Cobaltian Calcite with bright color and translucent to transparent crystals.


AR70 - Topaz $ 800
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70a.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70b.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70c.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70d.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ar70e.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ar70f.jpg]

Large glassy blue Topaz crystal complete all around with etched faces and water-clear transparency. The crystal detached in the pocket and is naturally etched all around. Weighs approximately 79 grams.


AR72 - Boleite $ 300
Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm


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Boleite from Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR72a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR72b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR72c.jpg]

Most of the Boleite specimens from Amelia Mine were detached from the soft clay-like matrix. This specimen a rare example of one that still has Boleite crystals intact and in stable condition on the original matrix. There are at least a dozen blue Boleite crystals with the larger ones measuring about 4mm wide.


J121 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J121a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J121b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J121c.jpg]

Well crystallized Prehnite from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly translucent with a greenish yellow color. Spherical form with quality large crystals. These recent Prehnites are the best ever found at the locality.


J122 - Prehnite $ 180
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J122a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J122b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J122c.jpg]

Well crystallized Prehnite from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly translucent with a greenish yellow color. Undamaged large crystals with Graphite attached on the backside. These recent Prehnites are the best ever found at the locality.


J123 - Prehnite $ 175
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J123a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J123b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J123c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J123d.jpg]

Well crystallized Prehnite from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly translucent with a greenish yellow color. Spherical cluster of large crystals with Graphite attached on the base. Large, transparent crystals stick out from the spherical mass of crystals. Some chipping but overall in great condition. These recent Prehnites are the best ever found at the locality.


J125 - Prehnite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J125a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J125b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J125c.jpg]

Well crystallized Prehnite from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly translucent with a greenish yellow color. Good large crystals with attached Graphite, complete all around with only a couple minor chips. These recent Prehnites are the best ever found at the locality.


J40 - Copper with Silver $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 14.0 x 9.0 x 5.0 cm


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Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J40a.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J40b.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J40c.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J40d.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J40e.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J40f.jpg]

A classic cabinet size Michigan Copper specimen with minor Quartz and a few patches of bright native Silver. There is also a cavity with larger crystals that have a red patina. Weight is 1lb, 9.6oz, or 727 grams.


J42 - Cuprite with Copper $ 300
Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 6.6 x 4.6 cm


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Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42d.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42e.jpg]

An old-time specimen of deep red color Cuprite crystals and bronze color native Copper crystals. A bit of white color brecciated Quartz matrix still remains. Weight is just under 1lb at 14.1oz or 399 grams.


J47 - Fluorite with Dolomite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Black Dene Mine, Cumberland, England
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm


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Fluorite with Dolomite from Black Dene Mine, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/J47a.jpg] Fluorite with Dolomite from Black Dene Mine, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/J47b.jpg] Fluorite with Dolomite from Black Dene Mine, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/J47c.jpg] Fluorite with Dolomite from Black Dene Mine, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/J47d.jpg] Fluorite with Dolomite from Black Dene Mine, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/J47e.jpg]

A very sculptural specimen with cubic, lavender color, Fluorite crystals 'capped' by small white color Dolomite crystals that are dusted with microscopic Pyrite. An outstanding classic English Fluorite specimen with an old Al McGuinness label circa 1970's. The bottom of the matrix has a trim-cut for the best presentation angle. Most importantly, there is NO Damage to the Fluorite crystals, and they are razor sharp!

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