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ST313 - Scapolite $ 1200 (=~ CAN$ 1542) SOLD
Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.9 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST313a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST313b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST313c.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST313e.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST313f.jpg]

Large gem quality golden Scapolite crystal. Complete all around an undamaged except for minor edge chipping. Uncommonly good, this quality is hard to find in Tanzanian Scapolite.


ST315 - Scapolite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 1156)
Morogoro, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST315a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST315b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST315c.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST315e.jpg]

Large gem quality golden Scapolite crystal. Complete all around an undamaged except for minor edge chipping. Uncommonly good, this quality is hard to find in Tanzanian Scapolite.


CS105 - Silver (cubic crystals!) $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 771) SOLD
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
miniature - 4.7 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS105a.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/cs105b.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/cs105c.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/cs105d.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/cs105e.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/cs105f.jpg]

Cluster of 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. Individual crystals are about 2mm in size. There is both cubic crystals and branching Silver. This is my best cubic Silver specimen.


CS106 - Silver (cubic crystals!) $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386) SOLD
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 2 cm


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Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/cs106a.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/cs106b.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/cs106c.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/cs106d.jpg]

Silver crystals that have been exposed from white Calcite. Cubic Silver crystals are uncommon and these are superbly formed, sharp cubes in a cluster 8mm in size. The matrix is solid white Calcite that could easy be trimmed or etched to a smaller size if desired.


ST133 - Natrolite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 154)
Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 2.2 cm


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Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST133a.jpg] Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST133b.jpg] Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST133c.jpg] Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST133d.jpg]

Translucent white needle-like crystals on Natrolite in radial clusters on matrix. A beautiful example of USA Natrolite from the collection of Chuck Trantham. Personally collected by Chuck in 1959.


ST134 - Natrolite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 154)
Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 2 cm


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Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST134a.jpg] Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST134b.jpg] Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST134c.jpg] Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST134d.jpg]

Translucent white needle-like crystals on Natrolite in radial clusters on matrix. A beautiful example of USA Natrolite from the collection of Chuck Trantham. Personally collected by Chuck in 1959.


ST299 - Spinel $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450) SOLD
Mogok, Myanmar
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST299a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST299b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST299c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST299d.jpg]

Red Spinel crystals in a white marble matrix. The crystals are well saturated red octahedrons to 1cm in size and have good transparency.


ST317 - Grossular $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386) SOLD
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Grossular from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST317a.jpg] Grossular from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST317b.jpg] Grossular from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST317d.jpg]

Rare red/orange Grossular crystal from Tanzania. An elongated crystal that shows twinning growth and areas of transparency. This was acquired from a gem dealer and was the only good crystal in a parcel of facet rough from an unnamed prospect. Unusual.


ST320 - Deerite $ 80 (=~ CAN$ 103) SOLD
Laytonville Quarry, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Deerite from Laytonville Quarry, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST320a.jpg] Deerite from Laytonville Quarry, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST320b.jpg] Deerite from Laytonville Quarry, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST320c.jpg] Deerite from Laytonville Quarry, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST320d.jpg]

Long black acicular crystals of Deerite, a rare silicate mineral named after one of the authors of the popular book, 'An Introduction to the Rock Forming Minerals'. From the type locality.


ST325 - Svanbergite, Topaz, Rutile on Quartz $ 80 (=~ CAN$ 103) SOLD
Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Svanbergite, Topaz, Rutile on Quartz from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST325a.jpg] Svanbergite, Topaz, Rutile on Quartz from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST325b.jpg] Svanbergite, Topaz, Rutile on Quartz from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST325c.jpg] Svanbergite, Topaz, Rutile on Quartz from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST325d.jpg] Svanbergite, Topaz, Rutile on Quartz from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST325e.jpg]

Tan colored crystals of Svanbergite with glassy white Topaz crystals and tiny dark Rutile crystals grown atop a Quartz crystal. Svanbergite is an uncommon Strontium Aluminum Phosphate Sulfate Hydroxide mineral.


ST326 - Woodhouseite on Quartz $ 75 (=~ CAN$ 96)
Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


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Woodhouseite on Quartz from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST326a.jpg] Woodhouseite on Quartz from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST326b.jpg] Woodhouseite on Quartz from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST326c.jpg] Woodhouseite on Quartz from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST326d.jpg]

Cute thumbnail with a cluster of Woodhouseite crystals grown on the tip of a transparent Quartz crystal.


ST328 - Woodhouseite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 154)
Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST328a.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST328b.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST328c.jpg]

Tan crystals of Woodhouseite and Quartz crystals on matrix. Good crystals all around.


ST310 - Schortman's Hardness Test Kit $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 161) SOLD
Massachusetts, USA
cabinet - 15 x 12 x 3 cm


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Schortman's Hardness Test Kit from Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/ST310a.jpg] Schortman's Hardness Test Kit from Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/ST310b.jpg] Schortman's Hardness Test Kit from Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/ST310c.jpg]

Classic Schortmann's test kit including 9 minerals (Talc through Corundum) and a streak plate in the origianl box.

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