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MK223 - Anglesite $ 3000 (=~ AUS$ 4575) SOLD
Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


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Anglesite from Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk223a.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk223b.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk223c.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk223d.jpg]

Exquisite yellow Anglesite crystals from Touissit, the source of the world's finest Anglesite. The best Anglesite were found decades ago from this now closed mine and top quality crystals are hard to find. This Anglesite has excellent transparency, fine lemon yellow color, aesthetic arrangement on the matrix, and is undamaged. There are two primary crystals and a number of smaller crystals present.


MK224 - Tourmaline $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 1144)
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk224a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk224b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk224c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk224d.jpg]

Five parallel grown, doubly-terminated Tourmaline crystals from Stak Nala. One end has pyramidal, colorless (Achroite) terminations and the other has flat, multi-hued green terminations. There is a chip on one of the flat terminations, otherwise it's well crystallized and perfect all around, a floater.


MK225 - Phenakite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 274) SOLD
Habachtal, Salzburg, Austria
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Phenakite from Habachtal, Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/mk225a.jpg] Phenakite from Habachtal, Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/mk225b.jpg] Phenakite from Habachtal, Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/mk225c.jpg]

Transparent, colorless Phenakite crystal in matrix with other smaller Phenakite crystals. The crystal is 1.3cm wide, gemmy with surface etch marks.


MK226 - Duftite on Mimetite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 534) SOLD
Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Duftite on Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/mk226a.jpg] Duftite on Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/mk226b.jpg]

Tabular hexagonal prisms of Mimetite on matrix from the Mount Bonnie Mine. The crystals are a translucent yellow but are coated with green Duftite giving an overall yellow/green coloration. When you hear 'Duftite', one typically thinks of Tsumeb, however the Duftite from Mt. Bonnie is equally superb, if not better. This locality is closed and these are hard to find now, especially the less common ones with so much Duftite.


MK228 - Anatase $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 1144) SOLD
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk228a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk228b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk228c.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk228d.jpg]

A shard of matrix covered by white Albite crystals hosting several Anatase crystals of exceptional quality. There are 7 larger Anatase with the largest perched near the top and measuring 9 x 8 mm in size. Undamaged.


MK229 - Amblygonite $ 1800 (=~ AUS$ 2745) SOLD
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk229a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk229b.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk229c.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk229d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent yellow Amblygonite crystals with Albite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. The main crystal on front is large and glassy, 4.5 x 4cm in size. A beautiful smaller crystal 3cm tall rises up off the top and there are a number of other great crystals mixed with the Albite. Highly lustrous crystals and in excellent condition.


MK230 - Amblygonite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 610)
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 2.4 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk230a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk230b.jpg]

Single large crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This crystal has large, flat faces on the front and is cleaved/contacted on the backside. Translucent with transparent gem areas. Some faces show light striations and others are smooth with high glassy luster.


MK231 - Amblygonite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 915)
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk231a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk231b.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk231c.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk231d.jpg]

Single large crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite intergrown with white Albite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This crystal is well crystallized all around with a contact on the bottom rising up part of the backside. Translucent with transparent gem areas. Some faces show light striations and others are smooth with high glassy luster. Excellent for the species!


MK232 - Amblygonite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 610)
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk232a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk232b.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk232c.jpg]

Single crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite intergrown with white Albite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This is a well crystallized specimen all around with just a small area of contacting on the backside. Translucent with transparent gem areas. Some faces show light striations and others are smooth with high glassy luster. Excellent for the species!


MK233 - Cassiterite on Muscovite $ 950 (=~ AUS$ 1449) SOLD
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm


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Cassiterite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/mk233a.jpg] Cassiterite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/mk233b.jpg] Cassiterite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/mk233c.jpg]

Highly lustrous cluster of twinned black Cassiterite on Muscovite. The cluster is 4.2cm wide and high luster of the Cassiterite contrasts nicely with the softer silvery blades of Muscovite.


MK235 - Apatite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 915) SOLD
Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.2 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm


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Apatite from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk235a.jpg] Apatite from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk235b.jpg] Apatite from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk235c.jpg] Apatite from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk235d.jpg]

Cluster of large, glassy purple/blue Apatite crystals from the Sapo Mine. The crystals reach 2.8cm in size and have excellent luster and transparency.


MK236 - Shattuckite, Quartz, Chrysocolla $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 427) SOLD
Rancho Jacalito, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 2.2 cm


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Shattuckite, Quartz, Chrysocolla from Rancho Jacalito, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk236a.jpg] Shattuckite, Quartz, Chrysocolla from Rancho Jacalito, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk236b.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Quartz included with Shattuckite on a matrix with Shattuckite and lighter blue Chrysocolla. Good crystals on the backside too.


MK237 - Rose Quartz $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 1144)
Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Rose Quartz from Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk237a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk237b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk237c.jpg]

Cluster of glassy, transparent Rose Quartz crystals from Brazil. This cluster features a particularly well formed large individual crystal 3cm tall. Undamaged, fine quality miniature.

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