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MK155 - Sphalerite on Fluorite $ 850 (=~ € 807) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 425 (=~ € 403)
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 (=~ € 171) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90 (=~ € 85)
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 (=~ € 332) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175 (=~ € 166)
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 (=~ € 380) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200 (=~ € 190)
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 (=~ € 237) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125 (=~ € 119)
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 (=~ € 237) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125 (=~ € 119)
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 (=~ € 1329) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 700 (=~ € 664)
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.


MK593 - Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline $ 850 (=~ € 807) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 425 (=~ € 403)
Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm


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Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline from Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk593a.jpg] Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline from Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk593b.jpg] Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline from Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk593c.jpg] Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline from Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk593d.jpg]

Intergrown cluster of tabular blue Alkali Beryl crystals, Tourmaline, and Mica. The Beryl crystals reach 1.3cm in size with glassy luster on the thin edges. The colorful Tourmaline crystals show light etching. Well crystallized all around. Note that these were once thought to be the Cesium rich species Vorobyevite but analyses did not show Cesium and this name has since been discredited.


MK114 - Papagoite $ 200 (=~ € 190) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100 (=~ € 95)
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.


SV459 - Copper with Prehnite $ 750 (=~ € 712) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 375 (=~ € 356)
Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm


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Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459a.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459b.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459c.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459d.jpg]

Massive Calcite, Prehnite and Copper with a crystallized vug of the same species. There is a large 4cm Copper crystal in the vug as well as a mass of Prehnite that rises up and contains 2 well formed Copper crystals to 2.5cm wide.


SV492 - Pyromorphite $ 350 (=~ € 332) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175 (=~ € 166) SOLD
Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5.2 x 4 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV492a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV492b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV492d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV492e.jpg]

Pyromorphite specimen composed of nothing but Pyromorphite crystals. The Pyromorphite forms a large central opening lined with fine, deep green crystals.


ST278 - Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz $ 600 (=~ € 569) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300 (=~ € 285)
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.


ST338 - Silver (cubic crystals!) $ 300 (=~ € 285) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 150 (=~ € 142)
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST338a.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST338b.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST338c.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST338d.jpg]

Clusters of cubic Silver crystals on matrix that have been exposed from white Calcite. Cubic Silver crystals are uncommon and these are superbly formed, sharp cubes of about 1.5mm in size. The crystal clusters are present on a Safflorite matrix and in the etched Calcite. There are also Quartz crystals on the matrix.


LL660 - Clinoclase on Cornubite $ 180 (=~ € 171) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90 (=~ € 85)
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL660a.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL660b.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL660c.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Clinoclase over green Cornubite from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Both the front and back and 1 side have great crystals.


ST402 - Dioptase on/in Quartz $ 450 (=~ € 427) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225 (=~ € 214)
Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase on/in Quartz from Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST402a.jpg] Dioptase on/in Quartz from Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST402b.jpg] Dioptase on/in Quartz from Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST402c.jpg]

Cluster of clear Quartz crystals with Dioptase. The main Dioptase is 1.3cm long, double-terminated, with both ends extending out opposite sides of the Quartz cluster. Old, rare specimen.

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