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SV124 - Cerussite $ 2000 (=~ ¥ 207039)
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 11 x 10 x 9 cm


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Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV124a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV124b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV124c.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV124d.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV124f.jpg]

Large single Cerussite crystal on a Mottramite covered matrix from the Tsumeb Mine. The Cerussite is 9.5cm wide and well crystallized all around with just minor edge chipping. Large and impressive Tsumeb Cerussite specimen. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


AF264 - Tanzanite $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 124224)
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af264a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af264b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af264c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem blue/yellow Tanzanite crystal, even more glassy and transparent in person. Complete high quality crystal. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal with unusual coloration.


ST798 - Botallackite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25880)
Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 5 cm


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Botallackite from Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST798a.jpg] Botallackite from Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST798b.jpg] Botallackite from Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST798e.jpg]

Bright blue/green crystals of Botallackite on all sides of specimen. Botallackite is a rare secondary copper mineral and this is a very rich example from recent finds at Cligga Head.


A281 - Peridot $ 400 (=~ ¥ 41408)
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


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Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281b.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281c.jpg]

Single Peridot crystal with good green color and transparency. Complete all around. Good Peridot crystals such as this have crisp, sharp edges versus the more commonly seen crystals with rounded edged.


SV131 - Tourmaline $ 2800 (=~ ¥ 289855) SOLD
Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.3 x 1.8 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV131a.jpg] Tourmaline from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV131b.jpg] Tourmaline from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV131c.jpg] Tourmaline from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV131d.jpg] Tourmaline from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV131e.jpg]

Classic old Golconda Tourmaline with the distinctive pink body and green termination that these are known for. According to Peter Bancroft, these were found in 1964 in one of the last great vugs found at the mine. These are instantly recognizable and now hard to find classics. The crystal is complete all around, transparent, and pristine. Weighs 14.48 grams. 


AF431 - Azurite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 20704)
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431c.jpg]

Cluster of Azurite crystals from a find at the Bou Bekker Mine several years ago.  The Azurite has large, well defined individual crystals that spray out in different directions. A floater cluster with no damage, fine quality.


SV168 - Stilbite $ 275 (=~ ¥ 28468)
Nizhnyaya, Tunguska River Basin, Eastern Siberia, Russia
small cabinet - 7 x 3 x 3 cm


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Stilbite from Nizhnyaya, Tunguska River Basin, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/SV168a.jpg] Stilbite from Nizhnyaya, Tunguska River Basin, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/SV168b.jpg] Stilbite from Nizhnyaya, Tunguska River Basin, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/SV168c.jpg] Stilbite from Nizhnyaya, Tunguska River Basin, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/SV168e.jpg] Stilbite from Nizhnyaya, Tunguska River Basin, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/SV168g.jpg]

Satiny, doubly-terminated Stilbite crystal from Russia. A small point of attachment is one one side of the specimen, leaving both ends of the 'bow-tie' perfect and complete. Comes with a few old labels, one showing it was formerly in the Ernie Schlichter collection and an old price of $400.


J16 - Jeremejevite $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 124224)
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j16a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j16b.jpg]

Etched floater Jeremejevite crystal with good blue color and plenty of gem zones. A thick crystal that has most of the original, flat prism faces still intact with more etching present at the ends. Good sized, high quality crystal that weighs 14 carats. No damage.


SV169 - Plumbogummite after Pyromorphite $ 125 (=~ ¥ 12940) SOLD
Yangshuo Mine, Guangxi, China
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Plumbogummite after Pyromorphite from Yangshuo Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV169a.jpg] Plumbogummite after Pyromorphite from Yangshuo Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV169b.jpg] Plumbogummite after Pyromorphite from Yangshuo Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV169c.jpg] Plumbogummite after Pyromorphite from Yangshuo Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV169d.jpg]

Large single crystal of green Pyromorphite partially pseudomorphed to blue Plumbogummite.


NA409 - Smithsonite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 20704)
Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


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Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA409a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA409b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA409c.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA409d.jpg]

Fine quality, sky blue botryoidal Smithsonite from the Kelly Mine in New Mexico. This specimen has a more pure blue color than is typical (rather than blue/green) and a bright, shimmering surface luster.


SV127 - Chalcedony on Apatite $ 80 (=~ ¥ 8282) SOLD
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Chalcedony on Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV127a.jpg] Chalcedony on Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV127b.jpg] Chalcedony on Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV127c.jpg] Chalcedony on Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV127d.jpg]

Cute miniature of white Chalcedony atop a 2.5cm yellow Apatite crystal.


NA473 - Calcite on Conichalcite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15528)
Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


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Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473a.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473b.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473c.jpg]

Translucent Calcite crystals to 2.4cm atop green Conichalcite. Stunning thumbnail sized specimen from the Carl Acosta collection.


SV144 - Almandine $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31056)
Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 3.5 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV144a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV144b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV144c.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV144d.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV144e.jpg]

Two Almandine garnet crystals in schist matrix from the well known Wrangell Island locality in Alaska. The crystals reach 2cm wide with purple/red coloration and translucency and are well exposed from the schist. A USA classic.


E602 - Semseyite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31056) SOLD
Herja, Romania
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Semseyite from Herja, Romania [db_pics/pics/e602a.jpg] Semseyite from Herja, Romania [db_pics/pics/e602b.jpg]

Bright crystal groups of the uncommon lead and antimony sulfosalt Semseyite from the Herja Mine in Romania.  The Semseyite crystals are well distibuted across the entire surface and associated with Sphalerite and Quartz.


NA283 - Boleite $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 124224)
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na283a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na283b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na283c.jpg]

Boleite cubes and Paratacamite on a clay matrix. Two cubes are on the front face, largest is 7mm on the diagonal, with a multitude of smaller crystals present on top, some intergrown with green Paratacamite. High quality, rare specimen.

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