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B445 - Spessartine $ 1250 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 875 SOLD
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Spessartine from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b445a.JPG] Spessartine from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b445b.jpg] Spessartine from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b445c.jpg]

Spessartine crystals with superb surface luster in Galena. Main central Spessartine is 3.6cm wide. The combination of spessartine with galena only occurs at Broken Hill, New South Wales.


B448 - Silver $ 1000 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 700 SOLD
Elizabeth Hill Mine, near Karratha, Western Australia (state), Australia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Silver from Elizabeth Hill Mine, near Karratha, Western Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b448a.JPG] Silver from Elizabeth Hill Mine, near Karratha, Western Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b448b.jpg] Silver from Elizabeth Hill Mine, near Karratha, Western Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b448c.jpg] Silver from Elizabeth Hill Mine, near Karratha, Western Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b448d.jpg]

Chunky mass of Silver wire, essentially all Silver with no matrix. This is a good locality Silver specimen. It may be suitable for a specialized collection of native metals or native silver. Weighs 72.8 grams.


B449 - Calcite on Chalcopyrite $ 100 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 70 SOLD
Northern Queensland, Australia
miniature - 4.3 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Calcite on Chalcopyrite from Northern Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b449a.JPG] Calcite on Chalcopyrite from Northern Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b449b.jpg] Calcite on Chalcopyrite from Northern Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b449c.jpg]

Grey Calcite crystals that are in turn sprinkled with tiny Chalcopyrite, atop Chalcopyrite crystals. This specimen was mined recently and more precise locality information will be forthcoming.


B450 - Calcite on Chalcopyrite $ 100 SOLD
Northern Queensland, Australia
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Chalcopyrite from Northern Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b450a.JPG] Calcite on Chalcopyrite from Northern Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b450b.jpg] Calcite on Chalcopyrite from Northern Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b450c.jpg] Calcite on Chalcopyrite from Northern Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b450d.jpg]

Grey Calcite crystals that are in turn sprinkled with tiny Chalcopyrite, atop Chalcopyrite crystals. This specimen was mined recently and more precise locality information will be forthcoming.


B451 - Emerald $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1400 SOLD
Torrington, New England Region, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 3.7 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


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Emerald from Torrington, New England Region, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b451a.JPG] Emerald from Torrington, New England Region, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b451b.jpg]

Good sized medium green Emerald crystal, complete all around. Although it may not be apparent from the photograph, this crystal is color zoned. The thin bands alternate between colorless and green and are perpendicular to the c-axis. The crystal is terminated on at least one end. Emerald from Torrington was found briefly during the late 1990’s and production was sparse. This crystal is much larger than most Torrington emerald crystals. This specimen would be a good addition to any collection of unusual gemological specimens.


B452 - Cuprite $ 400 SOLD
Mashamba West Mine, near Kolwezi, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, near Kolwezi, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/b452a.JPG] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, near Kolwezi, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/b452b.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, near Kolwezi, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/b452c.jpg]

Cuprite crystals to 1.2cm wide on Chrysocolla matrix. It was mined in 1989 with a relatively small number of other pieces. The cuprite crystal glows red when back lit. When front lit, the faces of the cuprite crystal display a metallic luster.


B453 - Minium $ 300 SOLD
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 4 cm


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Minium from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b453a.JPG] Minium from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b453b.jpg] Minium from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b453c.jpg]

Bright red/orange Minium over matrix. Minium is lead tetraoxide and the color is intense and spectacular. Its genesis relates to oxidation of lead minerals during underground mine fires that occurred at Broken Hill.


B454 - Copper $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1400 SOLD
Mount Elliott Mine, near Selwyn, Queensland, Australia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Copper from Mount Elliott Mine, near Selwyn, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b454a.JPG] Copper from Mount Elliott Mine, near Selwyn, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b454b.jpg]

This is a high quality “birds nest” of copper from an unusual locality. I've never such an interwoven mass of wires such as this. It would be a fine addition to many specialized native copper or native metal collection.


B455 - Malachite, Azurite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 280 SOLD
Sir Dominic Mine, Arkaroola, central Flinders Ranges, South Australia (state), Australia
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Malachite, Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Arkaroola, central Flinders Ranges, South Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b455a.JPG] Malachite, Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Arkaroola, central Flinders Ranges, South Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b455b.jpg] Malachite, Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Arkaroola, central Flinders Ranges, South Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b455c.jpg]

Flaoter cluster of rosettes of Azurite and Malachite relacing Azurite. This specimen is particularly clean and the 50:50 split of the blue and green is particularly pleasing. Complete all around and undamaged. This piece would be a good addition to any specialized worldwide azurite and/or malachite collection.


B459 - Meta-Saleeite $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1050 SOLD
Ranger Mine, near Jabiru, Northern Territory, Australia
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Meta-Saleeite from Ranger Mine, near Jabiru, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/b459a.JPG] Meta-Saleeite from Ranger Mine, near Jabiru, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/b459b.jpg] Meta-Saleeite from Ranger Mine, near Jabiru, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/b459c.jpg]

Incredibly colored, bright yellow crystals on matrix. The Ranger Mine is generally regarded as the world’s premier locality for saleeite. It was also recorded at Shinkolobwe, Katanga Province. Display specimens of saleeite from Katanga may be non-existent. This piece would be suitable for a collection of radioactive secondary species or rare species.


B460 - Amethyst $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1050 SOLD
Victoria Downs Station, Northern Territory, Australia
large cabinet - 16 x 11 x 7.5 cm


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Amethyst from Victoria Downs Station, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/b460a.JPG]

This is one of the finer specimens from this rare amethyst locality. The condition is very good and only one point of minor damage is present on this piece. Victoria Downs is one of Australia’s best localities for amethyst. This is a mound shaped specien with contact on the bottom and crystals all around the front, sides, and back. This piece would be a good addition to any specialized worldwide amethyst collection.


B462 - Fluorite with Luinaite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 280 SOLD
Luina, Tasmania, Australia
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 5 cm


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Fluorite with Luinaite from Luina, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/b462a.JPG] Fluorite with Luinaite from Luina, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/b462b.jpg] Fluorite with Luinaite from Luina, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/b462c.jpg]

Glassy, transparent pale green Fluorite cubes on matrix. Individual crystals of Fluorite reach 4cm in largest dimension. Luina is the type locality for luinaite – a species that is diamorphic with schorl. This specimen would be suitable for some rare species collections. It would also be suitable for a collection of worldwide fluorite specimens with a bent towards crystallized fluorite from unusual localities.

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