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ST189 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189d.jpg]

Dark olive green Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The Kolwezite forms a superb 'pinwheel' formation 1.3cm wide. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species.


ST278 - Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz $ 600 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300
Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 6.5 cm


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Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278a.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278b.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278c.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278e.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278h.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278i.jpg]

Large double-terminated Quartz crystal with a variety of inclusions including blue Dumortierite and bladed crystals of Hematite. Purchased at the 2021 Tucson show from a large lot of recently mined Quartz from this locality, this was one of only two crystals available with these interesting banded clay (?) inclusions. There is a blue band of Dumortierite through the center with tan colored inclusions in one termination and black metallic Hematite in both terminations. There is a little bit of contacting from other crystals around the center but in good condition overall. Unusual Quartz for a Quartz collector.


MK114 - Papagoite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


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Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk114a.jpg] Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk114b.jpg] Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk114c.jpg] Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk114d.jpg]

Bright 'electric' blue Papagoite in seams and covering areas of a rock matrix. This has good crystals (!) in areas. From the type locality for Papagoite which was discovered in Ajo in 1960. A rare and hard to find specimen.


MK117 - Fluorite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Okoruso Mine, Karibib, Namibia
cabinet - 11 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite from Okoruso Mine, Karibib, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk117a.jpg] Fluorite from Okoruso Mine, Karibib, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk117b.jpg] Fluorite from Okoruso Mine, Karibib, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk117c.jpg]

Flat plate of solid Fluorite crystals from the Okoruso Mine. The Fluorite are purple cubes with yellowish cores and dark corners. This is all Fluorite without any matrix, well crystallized all around. The backside displays darker purple, smaller sized cubes. Complete all around and undamaged. Vallued at $500+.


MK125 - Calcite on Hemimorphite $ 750 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 375 SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 9 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Calcite on Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk125a.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk125b.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk125c.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk125d.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk125e.jpg]

Blocky, stark white Calcite crystals on Limonite covered by Hemimorphite crystals. The crystals are complete rhombs to 3.5cm in size. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


LV192 - Barite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100 SOLD
Bendrick Claim, Stoneham, Weld Co., Colorado, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm


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Barite from Bendrick Claim, Stoneham, Weld Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV192a.jpg] Barite from Bendrick Claim, Stoneham, Weld Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV192b.jpg] Barite from Bendrick Claim, Stoneham, Weld Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV192c.jpg] Barite from Bendrick Claim, Stoneham, Weld Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV192d.jpg]

Doubly-terminated cluster of blue Barite crystals from the classic Stoneham locality. This is a beautiful example with good medium blue color and areas of transparency. Complete all around and undamaged, it's nearly a floater with just one tiny point of attachment at the bottom. Valued at $400.


LV197 - Quartz on Calcite on Danburite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Quartz on Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV197d.jpg] Quartz on Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV197e.jpg] Quartz on Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV197f.jpg] Quartz on Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV197g.jpg]

A large single Danburite crystal with attached orange scalenohedral Calcite crystals, all of which are coated by drusy Quartz crystals. The Calcite crystals reach 3.5cm in length.


LV164 - Pyrite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Pyrite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV164a.jpg] Pyrite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV164b.jpg] Pyrite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV164c.jpg]

Fabulous and bright Colorado Pyrite specimen. Big chunky crystals with flashy metallic luster. Comes with an old Ernie Schlicter label that shows an old price of $100.


MK155 - Sphalerite on Fluorite $ 850 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 425
Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Sphalerite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/MK155a.jpg] Sphalerite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/MK155b.jpg] Sphalerite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/MK155c.jpg] Sphalerite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/MK155d.jpg] Sphalerite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/MK155e.jpg] Sphalerite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/MK155f.jpg]

Purple and yellow Fluorite crystal with attached red Sphalerite crystals from the famous Fluorite region in Hardin Co., Illinois. The Fluorite is rectangular and complete all round with cubic purple Fluorite over a yellow core. Translucent with color zoning.


MK171 - Herderite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK171a.jpg] Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK171b.jpg] Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK171c.jpg]

Glassy light green Herderite crystals with mica atop Quartz. The Herderite crystals are well terminated and undamaged, the largest 9mm tall.


MK185 - Cerussite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.9 x 1.8 cm


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Cerussite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk185a.jpg] Cerussite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk185b.jpg] Cerussite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk185c.jpg]

Thick, transparent colorless V-twin Cerussite crystal, shocking in size and quality for the locality. This is from a recent find and look more like something you would see from Tsumeb than any I've ever seen from the Ojuela Mine. The specimen is composed of a well terminated single V-twin crystal, complete all around and undamaged with the point of contact at the base of the 'V'.


LV389 - Vanadinite on Calcite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 9 x 6.5 cm


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Vanadinite on Calcite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV389a.jpg] Vanadinite on Calcite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV389b.jpg] Vanadinite on Calcite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV389c.jpg] Vanadinite on Calcite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV389d.jpg]

Thick layer of intergrown Calcite crystals with Vanadinite from the Apex Mine. The Vanadinite form barrel-spahed hexagonal crystals to 1.3cm in size and occur on and within the Calcite. This is a large, quality example for the locality with good-sized Vanadinite.


LV399 - Calcite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 13 x 11.5 x 9 cm


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Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399a.jpg] Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399b.jpg] Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399c.jpg] Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399d.jpg]

Coral-like mound of white Calcite crystals from the Juanita Mine in New Mexico. The Juanita Mine was an old lead and zinc mine that closed in 1937 and was the oldest claim in the Kelly region. The Calcite is fluorescent (greenish yellow).


MK502 - Mimetite with Malachite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 5.5 cm


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Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk502a.jpg] Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk502b.jpg] Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk502c.jpg] Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk502d.jpg]

Large rock matrix covered by tiny clear Calcite crystals which are in turn sprinkled with small green Malachite spheres and starburst clusters of yellow Mimetite. Good coverage on both sides.


MK503 - Liroconite $ 1400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 700
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk503a.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk503b.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk503c.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk503d.jpg]

Translucent blue crystals of Liroconite on matrix with crystals to 8mm in size. There are more small areas of crystals on the sides too. Liroconite is a rare copper species with the best specimens found at this mine, which is also the type locality for the species. Wheal Gorland began operation in 1792 and the best Liroconite specimens were found in the mid 1800s. There are some dinged crystals but rare with good color.

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