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ST590 - Wulfenite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578) SOLD
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 0.8 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST590a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST590b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST590c.jpg]

Pristine cluster of 3 Wulfenite crystals on matrix. The crystals are undamaged and the large main crystal is transparent with color zoning. Good from either side, a superb thumbnail.


ST593 - Bournonite on Chalcopyrite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 964)
Cavnic, Romania
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 3 cm


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Bournonite on Chalcopyrite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/ST593a.jpg] Bournonite on Chalcopyrite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/ST593b.jpg] Bournonite on Chalcopyrite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/ST593d.jpg] Bournonite on Chalcopyrite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/ST593e.jpg] Bournonite on Chalcopyrite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/ST593f.jpg] Bournonite on Chalcopyrite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/ST593g.jpg]

Slightly irridescent blue metallic barrel-shaped crystals of Bournonite scattered across the surface of Chalcopyrite. Good sized showy specimen I've owned for about 25 years.


ST568 - Quartz $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Mt. Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Quartz from Mt. Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST568a.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST568b.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST568e.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST568f.jpg]

Undamaged single Quartz crystal with a sharp triangular termination and a grey phantom near the tip. An excellent Marin Co. Quartz.


ST592 - Rhodochrosite on Pyrite $ 225 (=~ CAN$ 289) SOLD
Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite on Pyrite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST592a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Pyrite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST592b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Pyrite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST592c.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Pyrite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST592d.jpg]

Lenticular pink Rhodochrosite crystals to 8mm atop bright Pyrite crystals.


ST544 - Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386) SOLD
Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST544a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST544b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST544c.jpg]

A thick 2cm double-terminated Chrome Tourmaline crystal set in a cluster of light yellow Calcite crystals. The cluster is attached to a small amount of Albite with Quartz and small black crystals, possibly garnets. Chrome Tourmaline is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite.


ST571 - Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST571a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST571b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST571c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline on Calcite from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST571f.jpg]

A 1.5cm Chrome Tourmaline crystal on matrix. Chrome Tourmaline is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite.


ST556 - Quartz $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST556a.jpg] Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST556b.jpg] Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST556f.jpg]

Thick, double-terminated Quartz crystal with a smaller single crystal rising up off one side. This crystal has a lot of character and reminds me a submarine for some reason. Complete all around and undamaged. Found at the Merelani Tanzanite mines.


ST569 - Calcite $ 800 (=~ CAN$ 1028)
Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
small cabinet - 6.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/ST569a.jpg] Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/ST569b.jpg] Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/ST569d.jpg] Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/ST569f.jpg]

Large, double-terminated greenish yellow Calcite crystal. The crystal is internally transparent and nearly pristine. This is a crystal I've owned for about 20 years and was the best of a small lot available with one Chinese dealer at the Tucson mineral show.


ST566 - Quartz with inclusions $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/ST566a.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/ST566b.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/ST566c.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/ST566g.jpg]

Double-terminated clear Quartz crystal with inclusions of graphite and moving bubbles inside water pockets (enhydros). This is a crystal I've owned for about 20 years and was the very best of a large lot of similar crystals purchased. There are bits of Graphite (some large to about 5mm) and bubbles moving everywhere when you turn it in hand, really loaded with movement, I estimate there are about 10 pockets with either a moving bubble or Graphite.


ST564 - Bournonite $ 1200 (=~ CAN$ 1542)
Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564d.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564e.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564f.jpg]

Large 'cogwheels' or metallic grey Bournonite on matrix. Main crystal is 4cm wide a stands uprite perfectly for display. There are other smaller Bournonite crystals present along with small Tetrahedrite crystals.


ST589 - Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 2.1 cm


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Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ST589a.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ST589b.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ST589d.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ST589e.jpg]

Undamaged specimen of a transparent Quartz crystal and mica atop a bright, metallic cluster of Arsonopyrite crystals over a matrix of Stannite. Attractive, showy miniature.


ST585 - Fluorite with Galena $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 964)
Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585a.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585b.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585c.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585e.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585f.jpg]

Translucent to transparent purple Fluorite cubes intergrown with Galena cubes. The Fluorite has great glassy luster and really lights up in natural sunlight. Ex. A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum.


ST553 - Tourmaline $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.5 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST553a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST553b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST553d.jpg]

Single deep green transparent Tourmaline crystal from recent production at the famous St. Anne's mine in Zimbabwe. Tourmaline has been very rare from this mine historically, which has primarily targeted blue Topaz. Though dark, it is transparent facet grade green throughout with a more greenish brown color at the termination. Complete all around and perfect.


ST554 - Tourmaline $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 514)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 7.2 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST554a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST554b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST554d.jpg]

Long, dark green but transparent single Tourmaline crystal from recent production at the famous St. Anne's mine in Zimbabwe. Tourmaline has been very rare from this mine historically, which has primarily targeted blue Topaz. Though dark, it is transparent facet grade throughout with a more greenish brown at the tip and a bright pure green over the rest of the crystal. The crystal has a natural 'bend' near the base caused by natural fracturing and rehealing processes during the crytal's growth. Complete and undamaged and weighs 8.52 grams.


ST538 - Amethyst $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257) SOLD
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.8 x 2 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST538a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST538b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST538c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST538d.jpg]

Complete and undamaged purple Amethyst crystals on a green Epidote covered matrix. The main crystal is very gemmy at the top and rises straight up off the matrix. It's a double-terminated scepter grown over an earlier small Quartz crystal. Wild and interesting specimen with another attached Amethyst grown downward and away from the main crystal.

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