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SM590 - Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) $ 200
Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo
small cabinet - 6.6 x 5.4 x 3.0 cm


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Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590a.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590b.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590c.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590e.jpg]

Sky-blue Chrysocolla has replaced another species (possibly elongated Selenite crystals) in this pseudomorph specimen. A couple of the longer, large crystals that are incomplete show the replacement is total Chrysocolla.


SM593 - Cerussite $ 200
Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.7 x 4.0 x 1.5 cm


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Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593a.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593b.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593c.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593d.jpg]

A solid V-shaped grouping of lemon-yellow/peach color Cerussite crystals from Yangshuo. It's a superb example with only one crystal showing contact, otherwise near perfect. A most pleasing combination of high luster, sharply terminated crystals, and beautiful color transition.


SM595 - Magnesite on Quartz $ 240 SOLD
Brumado, Serra das Eguas, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.8 x 3.3 cm


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Magnesite on Quartz from Brumado, Serra das Eguas, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM595a.jpg] Magnesite on Quartz from Brumado, Serra das Eguas, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM595b.jpg] Magnesite on Quartz from Brumado, Serra das Eguas, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM595c.jpg] Magnesite on Quartz from Brumado, Serra das Eguas, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM595d.jpg] Magnesite on Quartz from Brumado, Serra das Eguas, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM595e.jpg]

Clear, glassy, rhombs of Magnesite are perched on a large, light citrine color, water-clear, Quartz crystal. The Magnesite crystals are superb and free of any damage. A beautiful example.


SM599 - Apatite (Fluorapatite) with Siderite $ 180 SOLD
Panasqueira Mines, Portugal
small cabinet - 5.1 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm


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Apatite (Fluorapatite) with Siderite from Panasqueira Mines, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM599a.jpg] Apatite (Fluorapatite) with Siderite from Panasqueira Mines, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM599b.jpg] Apatite (Fluorapatite) with Siderite from Panasqueira Mines, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM599c.jpg] Apatite (Fluorapatite) with Siderite from Panasqueira Mines, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM599d.jpg]

Tan color Siderite crystals embrace both sides of a group of tabular and translucent Fluorapatite crystals with excellent luster and light green color. Excellent quality.


SM615 - Axinite on Quartz $ 240
Butte County, California, USA
miniature - 4.0 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


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Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615a.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615b.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615c.jpg]

A rare specimen from Butte County in California showing a cluster of bladed, light brown, Axinite crystals centered on a pair of water-clear Quartz crystals. The specimen is a floater with no point of attachment visible and the Quartz crystals are terminated on both ends. No visible damage to any part of this specimen. Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), in Minerals of California, notes an occurrence near the Feather River and Yankee Hill areas, but little else is known. Comes mounted with minreal tac in a 2-inch perky box with an original old faded label. A true rarity for the California collector.


SM623 - Calcite $ 200
North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA
miniature - 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.6 cm


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Calcite from North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM623a.jpg] Calcite from North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM623b.jpg] Calcite from North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM623c.jpg]

A classic Vernon Calcite specimen with sharp, golden color, gemmy crystals on minor matrix. The example is in great shape overall, and displays very well. Ex. Lawrence H. Conklin Private Collection with label included.


SM631 - Brucite $ 280
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8.7 x 5.2 x 4.7 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM631a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM631b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM631c.jpg]

Large, solid radial mass of Brucite on minor matrix. This is an uncommon example well crystallized all around, characteristic of open pocket growth and not growth in tight, contacted seams as are most. Translucent, thick and sturdy.

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