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AB115 - Covellite $ 2200 (=~ ¥ 326426) SOLD
Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 7.7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Covellite from Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/AB115a.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/AB115b.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/AB115c.jpg]

Irridescent purple/blue crystals of Covellite atop a Pyrite rich matrix. Both front and back sides shown.


M310 - Quartz on Amethyst $ 150 (=~ ¥ 22256)
Mina Cata, Guanajuato, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz on Amethyst from Mina Cata, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M310a.jpg] Quartz on Amethyst from Mina Cata, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M310b.jpg] Quartz on Amethyst from Mina Cata, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M310c.jpg] Quartz on Amethyst from Mina Cata, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M310d.jpg]

Neat old specimen of an amethyst crystal with a white Quartz scepter head. Complete all around and has a small Quartz side crystal attached.


M316 - Hematite $ 180 (=~ ¥ 26708)
Bouse, Plomosa Mining District, Plomosa Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Hematite from Bouse, Plomosa Mining District, Plomosa Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M316a.jpg] Hematite from Bouse, Plomosa Mining District, Plomosa Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M316b.jpg] Hematite from Bouse, Plomosa Mining District, Plomosa Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M316c.jpg] Hematite from Bouse, Plomosa Mining District, Plomosa Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M316.mp4]

Thick, tabular Hematite crystal group, well crystallized on both sides. An Arizona classic.


M313 - Galena $ 220 (=~ ¥ 32643)
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M313a.jpg] Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M313b.jpg] Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M313c.jpg] Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M313d.jpg] Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M313e.jpg]

Cluster of lustrous cubes of Galena from the historic mines of Freiberg.


M297 - Tourmaline on Lepidolite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 22256) SOLD
Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.9 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline on Lepidolite from Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M297a.jpg] Tourmaline on Lepidolite from Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M297b.jpg] Tourmaline on Lepidolite from Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M297c.jpg]

Green Elbaite on purple Lepidolite. The Tourmaline are not terminated but nonetheless a colorful and aesthetic piece.


AB116 - Grossular $ 750 (=~ ¥ 111281) SOLD
Vesper Peak, Snohomish Co., Washington, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


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Grossular from Vesper Peak, Snohomish Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ab116a.jpg] Grossular from Vesper Peak, Snohomish Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ab116b.jpg] Grossular from Vesper Peak, Snohomish Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ab116c.jpg]

Gemmy orange Grossular crystals to 9mm in a shallow vug. Great luster and transparency (sorry, a little dust shows on the surfaces but they are like smooth glass). Ex. Francesco Bedogne collection.


M220 - Hemimorphite $ 225 (=~ ¥ 33384)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm


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Hemimorphite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M220a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M220b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M220c.jpg] Hemimorphite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M220d.jpg]

Beautiful spray of Hemimorphite crystals, complete all around and undamaged. It's even partially double-terminated. A superb thumbnail sized specimen for the species.Better than photos.


M239 - Wulfenite $ 90 (=~ ¥ 13354) SOLD
Rowley Mine, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


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Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M239a.jpg] Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M239b.jpg] Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M239c.jpg]

Small specimen loaded with transparent orange 'window panes' of Wulfenite. Tons of fine quality crystals here.


M210 - Quartz $ 150 (=~ ¥ 22256) SOLD
Broken Hill Mine, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz from Broken Hill Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M210a.jpg] Quartz from Broken Hill Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M210b.jpg] Quartz from Broken Hill Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M210c.jpg] Quartz from Broken Hill Mine, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M210d.jpg]

Aesthetic, undamaged cluster of clear Quartz from the Broken Hill Mine. Divergent cluster of crystals, some of which are double-terminated. Clean and undamaged, crystallized all around with one point of contact at the base. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s.


M234 - Amethyst $ 90 (=~ ¥ 13354) SOLD
Obara cho, Miyagi Prf., Japan
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Amethyst from Obara cho, Miyagi Prf., Japan [db_pics/pics/M234a.jpg] Amethyst from Obara cho, Miyagi Prf., Japan [db_pics/pics/M234b.jpg] Amethyst from Obara cho, Miyagi Prf., Japan [db_pics/pics/M234c.jpg] Amethyst from Obara cho, Miyagi Prf., Japan [db_pics/pics/M234d.jpg]

Transparent single Amethyst crystal. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s. Comes mounted in a perky box that shows an old price of $100.


K453 - Prehnite on Graphite $ 340 (=~ ¥ 50448) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Prehnite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K453a.jpg] Prehnite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K453b.jpg] Prehnite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K453c.jpg] Prehnite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K453d.jpg]

Sculptural specimen of translucent yellow Prehnite with large toothy crystals sticking out in various directions on a small amount of Graphite matrix. Fine quality, undamaged specimen.


K535 - Gahnite $ 275 (=~ ¥ 40803) SOLD
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Gahnite from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K535a.jpg] Gahnite from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K535b.jpg] Gahnite from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K535c.jpg]

Transparent blue Gahnite crystal, the zinc rich end member and one of the rarer species in the Spinel group of minerals. A complete octahedron with one tiny chip on one tip, otherwise perfect and one of the sharper most perfect crystals I've had of this material. It's also transparent and appears all facet grade internally. These were first discovered in 2001 and are found mostly of industrial quality. Though they don't get very large, the color is spectacular. The GIA has written a nice article about these crystals published in Gems & Gemology, Fall 2019, Vol. 55, No. 3.


K879 - Tsavorite $ 275 (=~ ¥ 40803) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K879a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K879b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K879c.jpg]

Glassy single Tsavorite crystal with good color and and top, glass-like surface luster. Some contacting on bottom edge and left side, but mostly a complete crystal. Good transparency too.

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