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M765 - Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite $ 450 (=~ € 369)
Huaron, Peru
cabinet - 10 x 10 x 6 cm


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Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765a.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765b.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765c.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765d.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765e.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765f.jpg]

Clusters of Pyrite cubes and Quartz crystals atop a matrix of solid crystalline Sphalerite. Aesthetic large specimen from the Tom Ellis collection.


M767 - Halloysite in Quartz $ 650 (=~ € 534)
Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia
cabinet - 11.5 x 10 x 6.5 cm


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Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767a.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767b.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767c.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767d.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767e.jpg]

Cluster of diverging Quartz crystals. The yellow tips are caused by inclusions of Halloysite.


M768 - Brazilianite with Quartz $ 600 (=~ € 493)
Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4 cm


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Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768a.jpg] Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768b.jpg] Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768c.jpg] Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768e.jpg]

Large single crystal from the original finds in Brazil with attached Quartz crystals. Large, glassy faces on the front with mostly cleavages and contacts on the backside.


M785 - Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite $ 350 (=~ € 287)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785d.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785e.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785f.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785g.jpg]

Fine quality single Arsenopyrite crystal with another smaller crystal sticking out the front face. Well terminated bright crystals with the backside covered by wafer-like Calcite crystals. 


M759 - Graphite, Apatite in Calcite with Tanzanite $ 300 (=~ € 246) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Graphite, Apatite in Calcite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M759a.jpg] Graphite, Apatite in Calcite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M759b.jpg] Graphite, Apatite in Calcite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M759d.jpg] Graphite, Apatite in Calcite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M759e.jpg]

Water-clear Calcite crystal with included Graphite and blue Apatite crystals. Two sides of the Calcite crystal are covered by Graphite, with wafer-like Graphite crystals perfectly preserved inside the Calcite all along those sides. I had one face polished to better show the included crystals. There is an attached 1cm partial Tanzanite crystal on the outside.


M784 - Acanthite $ 200 (=~ € 164)
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784c.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784d.jpg]

Serpent-like cluster of interconnected octahedral Acanthite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged.


T300 - Sugilite $ 350 (=~ € 287) SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.3 x 2.2 x 1.0 cm


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Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/T300a.jpg] Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/T300b.jpg] Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/T300c.jpg] Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/T300d.jpg]

Bright, chatoyant fibrous Sugilite occurring as tightly packed crystals on matrix. Good on both sides. From a rare and limited find in 2014.


A275 - Herderite on Topaz $ 700 (=~ € 575) SOLD
Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm


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Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275a.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275b.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275c.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275d.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A275e.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A275f.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A275g.jpg]

Green Herderite crystals to 1.6cm on a gem Topaz crystal, 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm.


CH102 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite $ 300 (=~ € 246)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102a.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102b.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102c.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102d.jpg]

Classic combination specimen from Yaogangxian composed of a single Ferberite crystal with the backside and top overgrown by fine yellow Muscovite crystals, with Flourite cubes, Arsenopyrite, and clear Quartz crystals. .


AF546 - Acanthite $ 250 (=~ € 205)
Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/AF546a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/AF546b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/AF546c.jpg]

Sharp octahedral crystals to 13mm on edge, 3.2 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm.


K100 - Hematite $ 450 (=~ € 369)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


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Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100a.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100b.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100c.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100d.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100e.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100.mp4]

Cluster of prismatic Hematite crystals with red Andradite. These are a rare form, hexagonal in cross-section with a flat termination from a single pocket found approximately 10 years ago. 


B622 - Calcite with Boulangerite $ 450 (=~ € 369)
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 4 cm


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Calcite with Boulangerite from Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/B622a.jpg] Calcite with Boulangerite from Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/b622b.jpg] Calcite with Boulangerite from Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/b622e.jpg] Calcite with Boulangerite from Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/B622b.jpg]

Translucent, layered rosettes (intergrown flattened rhombohedra) of Calcite which are included by silvery needles of Boulangerite. A complete floater specimen comprised of a 5.5cm central cluster with a few side clusters. Can be oriented to resemble Mickey Mouse!


TU115 - Yugawaralite on Quartz $ 800 (=~ € 657)
Nasik, India
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Yugawaralite on Quartz from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/TU115a.jpg] Yugawaralite on Quartz from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/TU115b.jpg] Yugawaralite on Quartz from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/TU115c.jpg] Yugawaralite on Quartz from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu115d.jpg]

4.5cm wide cluster of the rare mineral Yugawaralite on a well trimmed matrix covered by drusy Quartz. Undamaged.


A949 - Calcite on Stibnite $ 300 (=~ € 246)
Henan Prov., China
cabinet - 10.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/A949a.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/A949b.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/A949c.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/A949e.jpg]

Terminated Stibnite crystal with two attached white Calcite crystals to 3.5cm wide. I've had this piece for over 10 years and still have not seen one with larger and better Calcites, despite the quantities that have come out.


A318 - Lollingite on Scheelite $ 350 (=~ € 287)
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


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Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318c.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/A318d.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/A318e.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/A318f.jpg]

A 4.5 cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched. The Scheelite has a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) that formed as an epimorph of the Scheelite and was later covered by another layer of Scheelite.

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