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ST399 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 1500 (=~ ¥ 155280) SOLD
Bou Azzer, Morocco
cabinet - 12 x 10 x 6 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST399a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST399b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST399c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST399d.jpg]

Large mound-shaped specimen of pink Cobaltian Calcite from Morocco. Undamaged translucent crystals with great color. This was originally purchased by the previous owner for $2,000 and later acquired by me in trade. I can therefore offer it for less than the previous sale price.


ST398 - Malachite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 46584) SOLD
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST398a.jpg] Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST398b.jpg] Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST398c.jpg] Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST398d.jpg] Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST398e.jpg]

Specimen of solid Malachite featuring a 5.5cm stalactite of Malachite. A Bisbee classic with a velvety surface and a sawcut on the base which allows it to stand on it's own for display.


ST395 - Selenite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 36232) SOLD
Laurion, Attica, Greece
large cabinet - 19 x 9 x 4 cm


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Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395a.jpg] Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395b.jpg] Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395c.jpg] Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395d.jpg] Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395e.jpg]

Large, water-clear single Selenite crystal with a distinctive yellow strip running down the center. The Selenite shows 'fish tail' twinning and has another smaller included Selenite crystal.


ST394 - Heterogenite, Chrysocolla $ 600 (=~ ¥ 62112)
L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
cabinet - 14 x 10 x 6 cm


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Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394a.jpg] Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394b.jpg] Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394c.jpg] Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394d.jpg] Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394e.jpg]

Colorful specimen of botryoidal Heterogenite, Chrysocolla, small tufts of acicular Malachite, and possibly Cornetite. Ex. Gilbert Gauthier specimen with label and ex. Mike Groben collection with label. Mike's label indicates it was purchased from Gilbert in 1999 for $250 and appraised at the time at $500.


ST396 - Stilbite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 36232) SOLD
Maharashtra State, India
cabinet - 11 x 9 x 6 cm


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Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396a.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396b.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396c.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396d.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396e.jpg]

Large cluster of peach colored Stilbite from the prolific basalt quarries in India. This is an excellent example with both larger sized crystals and better than average deep peach coloration. It's also undamaged and aesthetic.


ST420 - Rose Quartz $ 350 (=~ ¥ 36232)
Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 3.3 x 1.3 cm


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Rose Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST420a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST420b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST420c.jpg] Rose Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST420d.jpg]

Tall, narrow wall-like cluster of Rose Quartz crystals from Brazil. Great crystals with classic rose pink coloration. Can be displayed from either side.


ST433 - Emerald $ 650 (=~ ¥ 67288)
Salzburg, Austria
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Emerald from Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST433a.jpg] Emerald from Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST433b.jpg] Emerald from Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST433c.jpg]

A 1.4cm Emerald in a dark schist matrix. The Emerald has great medium green color and lots of transparency.


ST438 - Milarite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 41408)
Jaguaraçu pegmatite, Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Milarite from Jaguaraçu pegmatite, Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST438a.jpg] Milarite from Jaguaraçu pegmatite, Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST438b.jpg] Milarite from Jaguaraçu pegmatite, Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST438c.jpg]

Single well terminated Milarite crystal from old (1980s) finds in Brazil. Milarite is a rare silicate mineral with the best found in the Swiss Alps and this locality in Brazil. Well terminated, translucent single crystal with nicely beveled termination edges. A rare thumbnail.


ST435 - Herderite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 28986)
Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.4 cm


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Herderite from Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST435a.jpg] Herderite from Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST435b.jpg] Herderite from Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST435c.jpg] Herderite from Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST435d.jpg]

Translucent 1.5cm white Herderite crystal on matrix. Collected by Al Ordway and Jon Page during the late 1990s. The Hi Hope was a short lived dig named after the ranch owned by noted southern California collector Josie Scripps who had recently passed away in 1992. A rare specimen for a southern California collection.


ST436 - Tourmaline $ 650 (=~ ¥ 67288) SOLD
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 1 x 0.9 cm


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Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST436a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST436b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST436c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST436d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent single Tourmaline with unusual coloration. It's pink at the base followed by a green zone then a colorless upper half and termination. Complete and undamaged with a steep pyramidal termination. Weighs 5.73 grams.


ST430 - Wurtzite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 36232)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


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Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST430a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST430b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST430c.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST430d.jpg]

Translucent to transparent red/orange single Wurtzite crystal. These were discovered a few years ago at the Merelani Tanzanite mines and are considered the world's best for species.


ST432 - Calcite on Dioptase in Calcite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 41408) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Calcite on Dioptase in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST432a.jpg] Calcite on Dioptase in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST432b.jpg] Calcite on Dioptase in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST432c.jpg]

Bright green Dioptase crystals included within clear, rhombic Calcite crystals that were later covered by smaller, pearly white crystals of Calcite or Dolomite. There are even a few small Dioptase crystal on top the second generation of Calcite.


ST441 - Tourmaline $ 380 (=~ ¥ 39337) SOLD
Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal
miniature - 3.5 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/ST441a.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/ST441b.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/ST441c.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/ST441d.jpg]

Rare gem pink Tourmaline crystal from Nepal. This is an excellent crystal for the locality, fully transparent with a greenish yellow zone near the termination. Though not as well known, Nepal has produced small amounts of some very high quality Tourmaline. Found long ago, this crystal is undamaged and weighs 2.36 grams.


ST421 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz $ 500 (=~ ¥ 51760) SOLD
Oppu Mine, Aomori Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Oppu Mine, Aomori Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/ST421a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Oppu Mine, Aomori Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/ST421b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Oppu Mine, Aomori Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/ST421c.jpg]

Finger-like masses of pink Rhodochrosite and transparent Quartz crystals combine to create a stunning and uncommon miniature.

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