Mixed Minerals from Tucson



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MK141 - Ajoite in Quartz $ 750 (=~ € 685) SOLD
Razor Pocket, Artonvilla Mine, Limpopo Province, Messina, South Africa
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm


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Ajoite in Quartz from Razor Pocket, Artonvilla Mine, Limpopo Province, Messina, South Africa [db_pics/pics/MK141a.jpg] Ajoite in Quartz from Razor Pocket, Artonvilla Mine, Limpopo Province, Messina, South Africa [db_pics/pics/MK141b.jpg] Ajoite in Quartz from Razor Pocket, Artonvilla Mine, Limpopo Province, Messina, South Africa [db_pics/pics/MK141c.jpg] Ajoite in Quartz from Razor Pocket, Artonvilla Mine, Limpopo Province, Messina, South Africa [db_pics/pics/MK141d.jpg]

Quartz crystal cluster with inclusions of bright blue Ajoite in the tips. From the 2010 Razor Pocket which produced very brightly colored crystals of high quality. There are 7 brightly colored, undamaged Ajoite included Quartz crystals on this specimen.


MK142 - Euclase $ 1800 (=~ € 1645) SOLD
Erico Cardoso, near Pico das Almas, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


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Euclase from Erico Cardoso, near Pico das Almas, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK142a.jpg] Euclase from Erico Cardoso, near Pico das Almas, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK142b.jpg] Euclase from Erico Cardoso, near Pico das Almas, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK142c.jpg] Euclase from Erico Cardoso, near Pico das Almas, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK142d.jpg]

Bright pinkish orange Euclase crystals from recent finds in Bahia. An intergrown pair of crystals with lustrous faces and highly gemmy at the top. Good undamaged front and side faces with contacting on the backside.


MK143 - Euclase $ 1200 (=~ € 1096) SOLD
Erico Cardoso, near Pico das Almas, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


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Euclase from Erico Cardoso, near Pico das Almas, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK143a.jpg] Euclase from Erico Cardoso, near Pico das Almas, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK143b.jpg] Euclase from Erico Cardoso, near Pico das Almas, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK143c.jpg]

Bright pinkish orange single Euclase crystal from recent finds in Bahia. A wide, well formed crystal with good transparency. It's color zoned with more pink down the center and more orange on the sides. Complete and undamaged.


MK144 - Euclase $ 500 (=~ € 457) SOLD
Erico Cardoso, near Pico das Almas, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Euclase from Erico Cardoso, near Pico das Almas, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK144a.jpg] Euclase from Erico Cardoso, near Pico das Almas, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK144b.jpg] Euclase from Erico Cardoso, near Pico das Almas, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK144c.jpg]

Bright pinkish orange single Euclase crystal from recent finds in Bahia. A wide, well formed crystal with good transparency. It's color zoned with more pink down the center and more orange on the sides. Complete and undamaged.


MK145 - Pezzottaite (crystal and gemstone set) $ 650 (=~ € 594) SOLD
Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Pezzottaite (crystal and gemstone set) from Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/MK145a.jpg] Pezzottaite (crystal and gemstone set) from Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/MK145b.jpg] Pezzottaite (crystal and gemstone set) from Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/MK145c.jpg] Pezzottaite (crystal and gemstone set) from Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/MK145d.jpg]

Rich pink crystals of the rare Caesium bearing Beryl species Pezzottaite which was first discovered in 2002. The cluster includes 3 crystals with individual crystals to 8mm wide. The gemstone is an oval 5mm by 4mm. Ex. Chris Stefano collection.


MK146 - Copper (cubic crystals!) $ 1500 (=~ € 1370)
Northwestern Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 2 x 1.9 cm


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Copper (cubic crystals!) from Northwestern Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/MK146a.jpg] Copper (cubic crystals!) from Northwestern Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/MK146b.jpg] Copper (cubic crystals!) from Northwestern Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/MK146c.jpg] Copper (cubic crystals!) from Northwestern Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/MK146d.jpg]

Cluster of cubic Copper crystals from the Northwestern Mine in Michigan's Copper country. Individual crystals reach 7mm in size. Ex. Chris Stefano collection.


MK147 - Chlorargyrite crystals $ 3000 (=~ € 2741)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Chlorargyrite crystals from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/MK147a.jpg] Chlorargyrite crystals from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/MK147b.jpg] Chlorargyrite crystals from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/MK147c.jpg] Chlorargyrite crystals from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/MK147d.jpg]

Brownish green, waxy crystals of Chlorargyrite from Broken Hill. Chlorargyrite is a rare silver species that's at it's best from Broken Hill, however usually as amorphous coatings and masses. Well formed crystals such as these are very rare. This fine thumbnail has individual crystals to 7mm in size. Ex. Chris Stefano collection.


MK148 - Apatite $ 300 (=~ € 274) SOLD
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


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Apatite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK148a.jpg] Apatite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK148b.jpg] Apatite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK148c.jpg] Apatite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/MK148d.jpg]

Two deep purple, translucent Apatite crystals and a small Albite crystal. The crystals have excellent color and the larger crystal is doubly-terminated. Complete all around. Ex. Chris Stefano collection.


MK149 - Vivianite with Ludlamite $ 750 (=~ € 685)
Blackbird Mine, Cobalt, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Vivianite with Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Cobalt, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/MK149a.jpg] Vivianite with Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Cobalt, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/MK149b.jpg] Vivianite with Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Cobalt, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/MK149c.jpg]

Purple Vivianite with green Ludlamite from the Blackbird Mine. This mine is famous for it's purple Vivianite and some of the world's best Ludlamite, but rarely do you see both species together on one specimen. A rare and colorful thumbnail from the Chris Stefano collection.


MK150 - Aquamarine with Albite $ 650 (=~ € 594) SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Aquamarine with Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK150a.jpg] Aquamarine with Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK150b.jpg] Aquamarine with Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK150c.jpg] Aquamarine with Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK150d.jpg]

Gemmy blue Aquamarine crystal with attached snow-white Albite. The Aqua is clean and nearly pristine and has excellent blue color.


MK151 - Azurite $ 400 (=~ € 365) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/MK151a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/MK151b.jpg]

Highly colorful, classic Tsumeb specimen with lustrous Azurite crystals and Malachite after Azurite crystals on a colorful matrix of Bayldonite and Arsentsumebite in various shades of green.


MK153 - Tourmaline $ 1800 (=~ € 1645) SOLD
Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo
small cabinet - 5.3 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/MK153a.jpg] Tourmaline from Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/MK153b.jpg] Tourmaline from Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/MK153c.jpg] Tourmaline from Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/MK153d.jpg]

Superb transparent Tourmaline crystal from recent finds in the Congo. Congolese Tourmaline can get very transparent and this is a great example of that quality - virtually flawless and glass-like for it's entire length. The color grades from red at the base to a yellow zone and a green termination. Undamaged and weighs 4.7 grams.


MK154 - Hematite with Quartz $ 1200 (=~ € 1096)
Val Tavetsch, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland
miniature - 5 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Hematite with Quartz from Val Tavetsch, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/MK154a.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Val Tavetsch, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/MK154b.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Val Tavetsch, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/MK154c.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Val Tavetsch, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/MK154d.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Val Tavetsch, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/MK154e.jpg]

A 3.1cm wide mirror-lustrous Hematite crystal attached to a transparent Quartz crystal. The Hematite has a few small red Rutile crystals attached. The specimen is pristine and undamaged and comes with a few old labels.

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