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LV289 - Senegalite on Turquoise $ 275
Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/LV289a.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/LV289b.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/LV289c.jpg]

Large open vug lined with bright yellow crystals of Senegalite. The Senegalite form over layers of vivid blue Turquoise. Senegalite is a rare phosphate mineral and this is the Type locality for the species. This piece offers a huge area of open crystals as comapred to must with smaller, tighter vugs. Sawcut on back.


T133 - Cafarsite $ 220
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


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Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t133a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t133b.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t133c.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of the rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate Cafarsite. Good luster with flashes of red/orange color. From the type locality.


LV301 - Rosasite on Hemimorphite $ 200 SOLD
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Rosasite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LV301a.jpg] Rosasite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LV301b.jpg] Rosasite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LV301c.jpg] Rosasite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LV301d.jpg]

Colorful specimen of deep blue/green spherical Rosasite atop sky blue Hemimorphite. Lots going on here with good crystals on both sides. The front has blue Hemimorphite, Rosasite, and a second generations of white bladed Hemimorphite. The backside shows areas of light green Smithsonite over blue Hemimorphite with with small isolated spheres of Rosasite.


T139 - Hauerite $ 250 SOLD
Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Hauerite from Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland [db_pics/pics/t139a.jpg] Hauerite from Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland [db_pics/pics/t139b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single Hauerite crystal, a cube modified by octahedral faces.


LV300 - Cuprite with Cerussite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Cuprite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV300a.jpg] Cuprite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV300b.jpg] Cuprite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV300c.jpg]

Dark red Cuprite crystals, glassy Cerussite on white Dolomite.


T342 - Cumengeite on Selenite $ 1200 SOLD
Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Cumengeite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342a.jpg] Cumengeite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342b.jpg] Cumengeite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342c.jpg]

Rare crystals of Cumengeite on a translucent Selenite matrix with green Paratacamite. The main crystal is 7mm wide but there are many more small crystals present. This specimen was in the personal collection of the mine manager who collected it in 1971 and just released it for sale. It is very rare to find a matrix Cumengite specimen!


LV345 - Stibnite with Pyrite $ 60 SOLD
Julcani, Huancavelica Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Stibnite with Pyrite from Julcani, Huancavelica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/LV345a.jpg] Stibnite with Pyrite from Julcani, Huancavelica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/LV345b.jpg] Stibnite with Pyrite from Julcani, Huancavelica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/LV345c.jpg] Stibnite with Pyrite from Julcani, Huancavelica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/LV345d.jpg]

Mass of solid Pyrite crystals with attached steel grey Stibnite crystals. Old piece out of a collection that comes with a label showing a date of 2007.


T346 - Szenicsite $ 750
Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.0 x 2 cm


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Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346a.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346b.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346c.jpg]

Dense grouping of bright green platy crystals of the rare mineral Szenicsite. A good thumbnail of a mineral that is both rare and attractive. Szenicsite is named after American mineral collectors Terry and Marissa Szenics, 


LV139 - Getchellite $ 120 SOLD
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


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Getchellite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV139a.jpg] Getchellite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV139b.jpg] Getchellite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV139c.jpg]

Bright red, platy Getchellite crystals in yellow Orpiment from the Getchell Mine in Nevada. Getchellite is a rare arsenic and antimony sulfide mineral and the Getchell Mine is the Type locality for the species.


LV285 - Wohlerite $ 50 SOLD
Langesundsfjorden, Larvik, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Wohlerite from Langesundsfjorden, Larvik, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/LV285a.jpg] Wohlerite from Langesundsfjorden, Larvik, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/LV285b.jpg] Wohlerite from Langesundsfjorden, Larvik, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/LV285d.jpg]

Yellow crystals of Wohlerite to 2cm embedded in pegmatite matrix. Wohlerite is a rare silicate mineral containing Nobium. The syenite pegmatites in this area of Norway is the Type locality for the species. Comes with a couple old labels.


K269 - Sulfohalite $ 140
Searles Lake, California
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269a.jpg] Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269b.jpg] Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269c.jpg]

This is as fine a Sulfohalite crystals as I've ever seen. Sharply formed with good yellow color and translucency. The bottom (sixth) point is incomplete but not damaged.


LV129 - Fluellite $ 225
Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluellite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV129a.jpg] Fluellite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV129c.jpg] Fluellite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV129e.jpg]

Shallow vug loaded with large crystals of Fluellite. The crystals reach 3mm in size and are in excellent condition. Fluellite is a rare phosphate mineral and the world's best were found at this old Gold mine in Nevada.


CT101 - Koettigite $ 180 SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101a.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101b.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101c.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101d.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101e.jpg]

Sprays of green Koettigite on both sides of a vuggy limonite matrix. A much sought after rarity from Mapimi. Comes with an old AL McGuinness label.


LV322 - Brochantite $ 80 SOLD
Potrerillos Mine, Atacama Prov., Chile
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Brochantite from Potrerillos Mine, Atacama Prov., Chile [db_pics/pics/LV322a.jpg] Brochantite from Potrerillos Mine, Atacama Prov., Chile [db_pics/pics/LV322b.jpg] Brochantite from Potrerillos Mine, Atacama Prov., Chile [db_pics/pics/LV322c.jpg] Brochantite from Potrerillos Mine, Atacama Prov., Chile [db_pics/pics/LV322d.jpg]

Vuggy matrix loaded with bright green Brochantite crystals.


CT131 - Galkhaite $ 300 SOLD
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT131a.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT131b.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT131c.jpg]

Bright red Galkhaite crystals on Quartz coated matrix. The crystal reach 1.5mm in size. Galkhaite is a very rare cesium, thallium, mercury sulfide.

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