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SM834 - Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Zacatecas, Mexico
cabinet - 14.5 x 9.3 x 6.5 cm


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Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM834a.jpg] Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM834b.jpg] Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM834c.jpg] Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM834d.jpg]

Large specimen of metallic-gray Jamesonite needles are richly scattered in and amongst hundreds of iridescent multi-colored Chalcopyrite and Pyrite crystals. An excellent cabinet size specimen from the famous Mexican locality. Weight is 1lb, 15oz. or 875 grams.


SM835 - Azurite with Malachite $ 500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 250
Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China
large cabinet - 17.0 x 12.0 x 10.0 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835f.jpg]

This specimen is composed entirely of Azurite and Malachite veins with several open cavities showing high luster blue crystals of the Azurite - essentially a large Malachite geode lined with Azurite crystals. A very showy large cabinet size of the species. Weight approximately 4.0lbs.


SM806 - Baryte with Sphalerite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
cabinet - 14.0 x 10.5 x 6.5 cm


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Baryte with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM806a.jpg] Baryte with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM806b.jpg] Baryte with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM806c.jpg] Baryte with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM806f.jpg]

During the 1960's and 1970's, The Elmwood Mine in Tennessee was a prolific source of large Sphalerite, Baryte, Galena, and Calcite specimens. This is a well-preserved example from that era that shows white granular Baryte in association with dark wine-red Sphalerite crystals. In great shape with no damage and the only point of attachment seen on the bottom. It retains an old dealer label from 1977. Weight is 3lb, 6.5oz.


SM926 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 1.0 cm


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Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM926a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM926b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM926c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM928 - Kyanite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM928a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM928b.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM929 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM932 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 2 x 1.2 cm


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Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM932a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM932b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM932c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM936 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm


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Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM936a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM936b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM936c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM944 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM944a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM944b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM944c.jpg]

Rosette cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Complete all around on a tiny bit of Graphite. Excellent example of what many say is the world's best Prehnite.


SM947 - Prehnite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM947a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM947b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM947c.jpg]

Radial clusters of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Complete all around with minor Calcite and Graphite. Excellent example of what many say is the world's best Prehnite. Undamaged floater crystallized all around.


SM948 - Prehnite $ 80 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 40
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM948a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM948b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM948c.jpg]

Radial clusters of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Complete all around with some Graphite. Excellent example of what many say is the world's best Prehnite. Undamaged floater crystallized all around with a flat area where it grew against another crystal.


SM952 - Spessartine $ 250
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM952a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM952b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM952c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM952d.jpg]

Equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 71 carats.


SM953 - Spessartine $ 750
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM953a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM953b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM953c.jpg]

Complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 104 carats.


SM954 - Spessartine $ 350
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM954a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM954b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM954c.jpg]

Equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 62 carats.


SM955 - Spessartine $ 350
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955d.jpg]

Complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 69 carats.
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