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ST400 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 1250 SOLD
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST400a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST400c.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST400b.jpg]

Intense, deep green Smithsonite from the 79 Mine. The Cuprian Smithsonite from the 79 Mine has some of the best green color from anywhere and this is a great wxample of that quality. Thick undamaged layers of satiny, translucent Smithsonite covering matrix. The color is a rich, deep green that grades to a more apple green on the far right side.


ST405 - Amethyst $ 400
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.2 x 5 x 4 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST405a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST405b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST405c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST405d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Amethyst crystals to 3.3 cm on matrix. High quality undamaged specimen with both the good 'grape' coloration and the green Epidote rich matrix. .


ST431 - Dravite $ 950 SOLD
Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.4 cm


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Dravite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST431a.jpg] Dravite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST431b.jpg] Dravite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST431c.jpg] Dravite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST431d.jpg]

Gem Dravite Tourmaline crystal from Tanzania. It has high luster and the transparency is way above average. The color is superb with a more yellow green on the lower half and an intense 'chrome' green at the termination. Partially double-terminated with some Calcite attached to the backside. Often called 'Chrome Tourmaline' these are a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite.


ST403 - Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase $ 150
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


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Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST403a.jpg] Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST403b.jpg] Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST403c.jpg] Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST403d.jpg]

Purple Lepidolite and white Albite atop a lighlty etched Orthoclase crystal. These Orthoclase with Lepidolite are instantly recognizable classics from the mine and a nice addition to round out a Himalaya Mine suite.


ST404 - Azurite $ 850
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST404a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST404b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST404c.jpg]

Deep blue Azurite crystals on matrix from Bisbee. The crystals are undamaged with high luster and thick, blocky form. Highly aesthetic example of Bisbee Azurite.


ST401 - Diopside $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.9 x 4 x 2 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST401a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST401b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST401c.jpg]

Cluster of large, gemmy Diopsde crystals from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The main crystal is 4.4cm and double-terminated.


ST409 - Fluorite, Galena on Barite $ 280 SOLD
Schwarzwald, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite, Galena on Barite from Schwarzwald, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/ST409a.jpg] Fluorite, Galena on Barite from Schwarzwald, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/ST409b.jpg] Fluorite, Galena on Barite from Schwarzwald, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/ST409c.jpg] Fluorite, Galena on Barite from Schwarzwald, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/ST409d.jpg]

Historical specimen of water-clear, colorless Fluorite cubes and Galena crystals on a Barite and Galena matrix. Ex. Robert Ferguson collection from approximately 1810.


ST439 - Amethyst $ 250 SOLD
Goboboseb Mtns, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


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Amethyst from Goboboseb Mtns, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST439a.jpg] Amethyst from Goboboseb Mtns, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST439b.jpg] Amethyst from Goboboseb Mtns, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST439c.jpg] Amethyst from Goboboseb Mtns, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST439d.jpg]

Undamaged single Amethyst crystal with the top 'grape jelly' color. Complete, transparent crystal that is partially double-terminated. This is a thumbnail sized example of the top quality that sell for many thousands of dollars when larger.


ST422 - Ruby $ 750 SOLD
Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Ruby from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST422a.jpg] Ruby from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST422b.jpg]

A 2.3cm pseudo octahedral Ruby crystal in matrix from Winza. Many from this locality show a mixture of red and purple coloration, this one is almost all red with just a hint of purple coloration in one small area. A complete, translucent crystal that displays well. These are now hard to find.


ST406 - Apatite $ 240
Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST406a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST406b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST406c.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST406d.jpg]

Gem quality yellow Apatite crystal in matrix from the well know Cerro de Mercado locality. Clean specimn that displays well. Uncommon on matrix and of this quality.


ST402 - Dioptase on/in Quartz $ 450
Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase on/in Quartz from Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST402a.jpg] Dioptase on/in Quartz from Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST402b.jpg] Dioptase on/in Quartz from Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST402c.jpg]

Cluster of clear Quartz crystals with Dioptase. The main Dioptase is 1.3cm long, double-terminated, with both ends extending out opposite sides of the Quartz cluster. Old, rare specimen.


ST408 - Wulfenite $ 450
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST408a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST408b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST408c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST408d.jpg]

Large, transparent single Wulfenite crystal with attached white Hydrozincite. It has a cleave along one edge (that is not distracting) otherwise it's pristine. Displays equally well from either side and has a small attached Lucite stand. Choice old classic.


ST407 - Autunite $ 350
Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Autunite from Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ST407a.jpg] Autunite from Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ST407b.jpg] Autunite from Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ST407c.jpg] Autunite from Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ST407d.jpg]

Good sized specimen of solid Autunite with a bright green-yellow coloration. The crystals form thick clusters or 'books' representative of the mine.


ST411 - Calcite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 3 cm


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Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST411a.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST411b.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST411c.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST411d.jpg]

Transparent 2.5cm Calcite crystal on matrix from Tsumeb. The matrix is a reddish Dolomite covered with green Duftite making an overall colorful specimen.


ST410 - Celestite $ 500
Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.2 cm


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Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410a.jpg] Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410b.jpg] Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410c.jpg] Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410d.jpg] Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410.mp4]

Superb example of blue Celestite from the quarrys near Salem, Indiana. Well crystallized all around with areas of transparency and highly glassy. An undamaged beauty.

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