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MK806 - Grossular $ 1200 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/mk806a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/mk806b.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/mk806c.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/mk806d.jpg]

Gemmy, nearly complete single Grossular crystal from the Jeffrey Mine. Glassy and transparent, it's complete all around except a contact on the base where it formed atop another Grossular crystal, but even this surface looks crystallized. A few of the corners are slightly indented, with inward stepped crystal growth. Pristine and fine without any damage.


MK419 - Rutile, Hematite in Quartz $ 350 SOLD
Spera Mountain, Momond Agency, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


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Rutile, Hematite in Quartz from Spera Mountain, Momond Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk419a.JPG] Rutile, Hematite in Quartz from Spera Mountain, Momond Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk419b.JPG] Rutile, Hematite in Quartz from Spera Mountain, Momond Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk419c.jpg] Rutile, Hematite in Quartz from Spera Mountain, Momond Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk419f.JPG]

Smokey Quartz crystal with included stars or red Rutile growing out from plates of Hematite. There are 3 such 'stars' fully included within the Quartz and one that's partially included in one of the termination faces of the Quartz. The Quartz crystal itself is a floater fully crystallized all around and in perfect condition except for one chip on the termination.


MK418 - Shattuckite in Quartz on Chrysocolla $ 200 SOLD
Rancho Jacalito, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.2 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm


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Shattuckite in Quartz on Chrysocolla from Rancho Jacalito, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk418a.JPG] Shattuckite in Quartz on Chrysocolla from Rancho Jacalito, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk418b.JPG] Shattuckite in Quartz on Chrysocolla from Rancho Jacalito, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk418c.JPG]

Dense, vivid blue lapidary grade Chrysocolla is the matrix for deep blue Shattuckite included Quartz crystals. Super colorful specimen!!


MK807 - Tourmaline $ 2200 SOLD
Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo
miniature - 3.9 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm


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Tourmaline from Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/mk807a.jpg] Tourmaline from Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/mk807b.jpg] Tourmaline from Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/mk807c.jpg]

Transparent red single Tourmaline crystal from recent finds in far eastern Congo. Nearly flawless, transparent top to bottom and undamaged. The lower half is a more burgundy color compared to a more raspberry red upper half. Weighs 8.29 grams.


LV210 - Chambersite $ 150 SOLD
Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/LV210a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/LV210b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/LV210c.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/LV210d.jpg]

Complete tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. Terminated all around with 3 tips coming to points while the fourth has slightly truncated, flat termination. Translucent 'Amethyst' purple in color and collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Slight micro chip on one edge otherwise perfect. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


MK808 - Topaz $ 150
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk808a.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk808b.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk808c.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk808d.jpg]

Transparent golden brown Topaz crystal from the Maynard Claim in Utah. The Topaz is pristine, transparent, and has incredibly high glassy luster. There is a smaller crystal attached at the base and a bit of attached Rhyolite matrix on back. This specimen was mined in 2003.


MK809 - Topaz $ 60 SOLD
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm


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Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk809a.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk809b.jpg]

Transparent golden brown Topaz crystal from the Maynard Claim in Utah. The Topaz is pristine, transparent, and has incredibly high glassy luster. This specimen was mined in 2003.


MK810 - Topaz $ 120 SOLD
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk810a.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk810b.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk810c.jpg]

Transparent golden brown Topaz crystal from the Maynard Claim in Utah. The Topaz is pristine, transparent, and has incredibly high glassy luster. This is a thick crystal with a bit of attached Rhyolite matrix in the back. A water-clear crystal that looks included in the photos due to Rhyolite on the backbut is very glass-like and transparent in person. This specimen was mined in 2003.


MK811 - Azurite with Malachite $ 600 SOLD
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk811a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk811b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk811c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk811d.jpg]

Fence-like row of translucent Azurite crystals standing up on edge from the Volborthite pocket of the Milpillas Mine. The Azurite from this area of the mine are distinctive tabular crystals that occur on a white matrix with spheres of Malachite. The crystals on this specimen form an aesthetic arrangement and are in pristine condition. Highly translucent with backlighting.


MK813 - Azurite $ 400
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk813a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk813b.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk813c.jpg]

Cluster of translucent Azurite crystals on a slight amount of matrix from the Volborthite pocket of the Milpillas Mine. The Azurite from this area of the mine are known for their distinctive tabular crystals that occur on a white matrix. The crystals on this specimen reach 3cm in size and are in pristine condition. Highly translucent with backlighting.


MK815 - Ludlamite $ 270 SOLD
Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.2 x 2 cm


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Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk815a.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk815b.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk815c.jpg]

Glassy bright green Ludlamite crystals from a relatively new locality in northwestern Brazil. The crystals are bright, translucent to transparent, and reach 1cm in size. Small spherical Siderite are attached.


MK440 - Galena, Dolomite $ 400
Reynolds Co., Tri-State District, Missouri, USA
large cabinet - 16 x 11 x 11 cm


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Galena, Dolomite from Reynolds Co., Tri-State District, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk440a.JPG] Galena, Dolomite from Reynolds Co., Tri-State District, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk440b.JPG] Galena, Dolomite from Reynolds Co., Tri-State District, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk440c.JPG] Galena, Dolomite from Reynolds Co., Tri-State District, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk440d.JPG]

Well isolated grey cubes of Galena on matrix. The Galena cubes reach 3.2cm in size. One side of the matrix is coated by a dense coverage of pink curving crystals of Dolomite. Old USA classic.

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