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K285 - Calcite $ 650 SOLD
Switzerland
cabinet - 14 x 11 x 7.5 cm


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Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285a.jpg] Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285b.jpg] Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285c.jpg] Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285d.jpg]

Unusual and strangely attractive Calcite specimen out of an old collection. The old label was from Kristalle and only said 'Cave Calcite' with no further locality given other than Switzerland. Lustrous, botryoidal stalactitic formations with good luster and complete all around. Translucent with a burnt orange coloration. Has an old specimen number affixed to the bottom.


K286 - Cuprite $ 220
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286a.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286b.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286c.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286d.jpg]

Sharp, well formed Cuprite crystals to 1.2cm wide.


K289 - Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite $ 650
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13 x 9.0 x 6 cm


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Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289a.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289b.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289c.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289d.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289e.jpg]

Blue/green radial starburst formations of Aurichalcite, silvery blue Hemimorphite, green Smithsonite and more combine in a great combination specimen from the famous 79 Mine. It's both an interesting study piece and a colorful large display specimen.


K293 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K294 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K288 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 2 x 2 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288d.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288e.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey acoloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K292 - Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite $ 140
Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 3 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292d.jpg]

Large deep red Sphalerite crystals on a chert matrix. What makes the specimen are the isolated, oriented Chalcopyrite crystals, primarily on the largest Sphalerite, that all reflect the light in the same direction when turned in the hand.


K395 - Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite $ 340
Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
large cabinet - 17 x 12.5 x 4.5 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395d.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395e.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395f.jpg]

Large specimen of cubic Galena coated by drusy Chalcopyrite and red Sphalerite crystals on a chert matrix. Large display specimen of a USA classic getting harder to find. Saw cut on back.


K296 - Spessartine $ 650 SOLD
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K296a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K296b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K296c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K296d.jpg]

Bright citrus orange Spessartine crystal, complete all around. Equant form with gem zones. It has one chip but is in overall very good condition, with minimal black inclusions that negatively affect most of these. The intensity of color and gem zones are even more apparent with backlighting. These are no longer being found. Weighs 20 grams.


K297 - Spessartine $ 750
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297d.jpg]

Bright citrus orange Spessartine crystal, complete all around. Equant form with gem zones. There is some natural small surface pits, but no damage. This is a good one, with minimal black inclusions that negatively affect most of these. The intensity of color and gem zones are even more apparent with backlighting. These are no longer being found. Weighs 20.7 grams.


K298 - Spessartine $ 650
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298d.jpg]

Bright citrus orange Spessartine crystal, complete all around. Equant form with gem zones. There is one minor edge chip and some natural small surface pits, but no significant damage. This is a good one, with minimal black inclusions that negatively affect most of these. The intensity of color and gem zones are even more apparent with backlighting. These are no longer being found. Weighs 26.8 grams.


K322 - Pyrite with Quartz $ 120
Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 4 cm


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Pyrite with Quartz from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K322a.jpg] Pyrite with Quartz from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K322b.jpg] Pyrite with Quartz from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K322c.jpg]

Mirro bright and lustrous Pyrite cubes on a matrix of solid crystalline Pyrite. Associated are green Quartz crystals and traces of purple Fluorite. The Shangbao Mine is well know for fabulous Pyrite specimens andthis one does not dissappoint, with cubes to 2cm on edge.


K233 - Prehnite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K233a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K233b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K233c.jpg]

This is a very interesting Prehnite composed of an almost perfect sphere of solid Prehnite, like a translucent gumdrop, with larger crystals growing out of the sphere in various directions.


K237 - Prehnite with Tanzanite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K237a.jpg] Prehnite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K237b.jpg] Prehnite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K237c.jpg] Prehnite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K237d.jpg]

Solid, translucent yellow Prehnite with large, chunky crystals. This is a very good one with a little contacting on the left edge and a partial Tanzanite attached near the base, but the entire front display face is perfect undamaged large crystals. This grew against the flat surface of a large Calcite crystal and the backside is flat and smooth.


K238 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K238a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K238b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K238c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K238d.jpg]

Translucent blue/green Prehnite crystals with both a color and form new with these late 2018 finds of Prehnite from Merelani. These recent Prehnite have rounded orb formations that morph out into flat bladed crystals. The color, a blue/green/yellow is also a little different than I've seen before in Merelani Prehnites. Undamaged.
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