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ST143 - Fluorite on twinned Orthoclase $ 220 SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite on twinned Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST143a.jpg] Fluorite on twinned Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST143b.jpg] Fluorite on twinned Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST143c.jpg] Fluorite on twinned Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST143d.jpg] Fluorite on twinned Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST143e.jpg]

Intensely colored green Fluorite atop a twinned white Orthoclase crystal with a small attached Smokey Quartz. The Fluorite is cubic but with lumpy, stepped growth surfaces and small areas of purple coloration.


ST145 - Fluorite $ 125 SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Fluorite from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST145a.jpg] Fluorite from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST145b.jpg] Fluorite from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST145c.jpg]

Intensely colored translucent green and purple Fluorite crystal. The Fluorite is cubic and etched on the bottom half and has wild purple coloration on the surface.


ST146 - Fluorite on twinned Orthoclase $ 220 SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Fluorite on twinned Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST146a.jpg] Fluorite on twinned Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST146b.jpg] Fluorite on twinned Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST146c.jpg] Fluorite on twinned Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST146d.jpg] Fluorite on twinned Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST146e.jpg]

Intensely colored Fluorite attached to a twinned Orthoclase crystal. The Fluorite is cubic but with lumpy, stepped growth surfaces and has both green and blue/purple coloration.


ST149 - Fluorite on Orthoclase $ 240 SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Fluorite on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST149a.jpg] Fluorite on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST149b.jpg] Fluorite on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST149c.jpg] Fluorite on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST149d.jpg] Fluorite on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST149e.jpg] Fluorite on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST149f.jpg]

Elongated porcelain white Orthoclase crystals with attached green Fluorite. The Orthoclase are terminated and complete all around. The Fluorite is cubic and light green, some with dark corners.


LL986 - Scheelite with Quartz $ 1250
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
large cabinet - 21 x 12 x 10 cm


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Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986a.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986b.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986c.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986d.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986g.jpg]

Large specimen of translucent Scheelite octahedra and Quartz on Muscovite. The Quartz crystal is 8cm tall. There are two intergrown pristine, deep orange Scheelite on the right side to 4cm wide. There are Scheelite crystals around the base of the Quartz crystal and also crystalline, flat lying Scheelite covering the Muscovite behind the Quartz crystal. Slight chipping on the Quartz and also on the Scheelite crystal on the edge of the specimen to the left of the Quartz. A large and showy Scheelite specimen.


MS24 - Liroconite, $ 3500 SOLD
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
miniature - 3.5 x 3.4 x 3 cm


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Liroconite, from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/MS24a.jpg] Liroconite, from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/MS24b.jpg] Liroconite, from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/MS24c.jpg] Liroconite, from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/MS24d.jpg]

Good sized, well formed and fairly isolated crystals of Liroconite to 6mm on matrix. The color ranges from intense blue to a more greenish blue. There are at least six larger crystals on the specimen with additional small crystals. One of the crystals was found to 'wiggle' a bit during the cleaning process and was stabilized underneath with a tiny dot of adhesive (not visible). Liroconite is a rare copper species with the best specimens found at this mine, which is also the type locality for the species. Wheal Gorland began operation in 1792 and the best Liroconite specimens were found in the mid 1800s. The combination of rarity and beauty keep these in high demand and they are only rarely available for sale, usually when an old collection is recycled.


ST156 - Vesuvianite $ 150
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST156a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST156b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST156c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST156d.jpg]

Double-terminated, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals to 2.7cm on the solid matrix of intergrown Vesuvianite crystals. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST157 - Vesuvianite $ 120 SOLD
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST157a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST157b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST157c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST157d.jpg]

Double-terminated, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystal with smaller Vesuvianite crystals at the base. Though one corner is missing, it's complete front and back and sharp and lustrous. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST163 - Vesuvianite $ 120 SOLD
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST163a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST163b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST163c.jpg]

Double-terminated, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals on the solid matrix of intergrown Vesuvianite crystals. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST142 - Aquamarine, Schorl on Orthoclase $ 120 SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Aquamarine, Schorl on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST142a.jpg] Aquamarine, Schorl on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST142b.jpg] Aquamarine, Schorl on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST142c.jpg] Aquamarine, Schorl on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST142d.jpg] Aquamarine, Schorl on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST142e.jpg]

A gemmy 1.6cm Aquamarine and small Schorl crystals attached to a white Orthoclase crystal. Superb thumbnail.


ST141 - Aquamarine on Orthoclase $ 125 SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.4 x 1.3 cm


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Aquamarine on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST141a.jpg] Aquamarine on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST141b.jpg] Aquamarine on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST141c.jpg] Aquamarine on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST141d.jpg] Aquamarine on Orthoclase from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST141e.jpg]

Gemmy double-terminated Aquamarine and small Schorl crystals attached to a white Orthoclase crystal. Superb thumbnail.


ST139 - Red Beryl $ 200 SOLD
Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


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Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/ST139a.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/ST139e.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/ST139c.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/ST139d.jpg]

Gemmy single Red Beryl crystal. Complete all around and undamaged with some attached matrix. This is a double-terminated crystal and can be displayed horizontally on the matrix showing both terminations.


ST116 - Tourmaline $ 60
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 4.1 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST116a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST116b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST116c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and undamaged. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. Excellent quality Tourmaline.


ST132 - Barite $ 500
Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy
cabinet - 12.5 x 9 x 6 cm


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Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132a.jpg] Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132b.jpg] Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132c.jpg] Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132d.jpg] Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132h.jpg]

Intergrown transparent to translucent Barite crystals. Thin tabular, intergrown crystals without matrix. Older specimen that comes with a Seibels Mineral label.

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