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ST222 - Silver (cubic crystals!) $ 450 SOLD
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST222a.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST222b.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST222c.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST222h.jpg]

Silver crystals on a Safflorite matrix that have been exposed from white Calcite. Cubic Silver crystals are uncommon and these are superbly formed, sharp cubes of about 2.5mm in size. The crystals are well distributed both on the matrix and within some remaining white Calcite.


ST214 - Silver (cubic crystals!) $ 700 SOLD
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST214a.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST214b.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST214c.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST214d.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST214e.jpg]

Clusters of cubic Silver crystals on matrix that have been exposed from white Calcite. Cubic Silver crystals are uncommon and these are superbly formed, sharp cubes of about 2.5mm in size. The crystal clusters are present between a Safflorite matrix on one side and Quartz crystals on the other.


ST229 - Silver (cubic crystals!) $ 450 SOLD
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST229a.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST229b.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST229c.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST229d.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST229e.jpg]

Cubic Silver crystals exposed in white Calcite atop a small amount of Safflorite matrix. Cubic Silver crystals are uncommon and these are superbly formed, sharp cubes of about 2.5mm in size. Loads of great crystals on this specimen.


ST220 - Dravite $ 150
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST220a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST220b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST220c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST220d.jpg]

Glassy gem quality Dravite crystal from Mwajanga. Complete all around and transparent. Superb example from this find.


ST218 - Vauxite with Quartz $ 175 SOLD
Llallagua, Potosí, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Vauxite with Quartz from Llallagua, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST218a.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz from Llallagua, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST218b.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz from Llallagua, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST218c.jpg]

Deep blue clusters of Vauxite between two Quartz crystals on a small amount of matrix. Highly aesthetic and undamaged.


ST217 - Azurite $ 450 SOLD
Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


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Azurite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST217a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST217b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST217c.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST217d.jpg]

Fine cluster of highly translucent Azurite crystals. Complete all around and nearly pristine with very minor edge wear. Ex. Ron Pellar collection.


ST210 - Liroconite $ 325 SOLD
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm


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Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/ST210a.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/ST210b.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/ST210c.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/ST210d.jpg]

Crystals of rare Liroconite well protected in a shallow vug. The color ranges from intense blue crystalline Liroconite on front to more greenish blue crystals in the vug. 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.


ST235 - Pyrosmaltite $ 750 SOLD
Nordmark, Sweden
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Pyrosmaltite from Nordmark, Sweden [db_pics/pics/ST235a.jpg] Pyrosmaltite from Nordmark, Sweden [db_pics/pics/ST235b.jpg] Pyrosmaltite from Nordmark, Sweden [db_pics/pics/ST235c.jpg]

Perfectly formed crystals of Pyrosmaltite on matrix. The crystals reach 8mm in size and are complete and nearly pristine with just one tiny edge nick. A rarity.


ST227 - Tanzanite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST227a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST227b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST227c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST227e.jpg]

Multi-colored Tanzanite crystal with a yellow over purple/blue color displayed from the front wide face. A red color is visible up the C-axis, and you can even see flashes of red reflected out the front face when lit from below (last photo). Complete and undamaged and weighs 6.87 grams.


ST219 - Tanzanite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST219a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST219b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST219c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST219d.jpg]

Yellow Tanzanite crystal with steep pyramidal termination. From a unique pocket a few years ago that produced these unusually yellow colored crystals. Complete and undamaged.


ST213 - Wulfenite $ 650
Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST213a.jpg] Wulfenite from Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST213b.jpg] Wulfenite from Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST213c.jpg] Wulfenite from Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST213f.jpg]

Cluster of large, wafer-like crystals of Wulfenite typical for this mine. The crystals are translucent and reach 3.5cm in size and have coatings of Calcite crystals on the backsides. This is from a collection from the 1980s and 1990s time frame and had an old label showing a price of $800.


ST221 - Aurichalcite, Rosasite $ 250
Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Aurichalcite, Rosasite from Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST221a.jpg] Aurichalcite, Rosasite from Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST221c.jpg] Aurichalcite, Rosasite from Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST221d.jpg] Aurichalcite, Rosasite from Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST221e.jpg]

Spheres of blue Rosasite atop spikey crystals of green Aurichalcite.


ST234 - Bayldonite on/after Mimetite $ 500
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Bayldonite on/after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST234a.jpg] Bayldonite on/after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST234b.jpg] Bayldonite on/after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST234c.jpg]

An old classic Tsumeb specimen of green Bayldonite on or partially pseudomorphing elongated, hexagonal Mimetite crystals. These were found in the 1st oxidation zone that dates to the late 1800s to early 1900s.


ST225 - Carltonite $ 180 SOLD
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Carltonite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST225b.jpg] Carltonite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST225c.jpg]

Fine quality single light blue Carltonite crystal, well crytallized all around and undamaged. Excellent quality, highly transparent crystal. Ex Hawthorneden.


ST232 - Anglesite (R) $ 160
Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Anglesite (R) from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST232a.jpg] Anglesite (R) from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST232b.jpg] Anglesite (R) from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST232c.jpg]

Double-terminated Anglesite crystal on matrix. The Anglesite is gemmy and yellow and has been repaired once. A stunning and uncommon thumbnail.

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