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AU581 - Pyromorphite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 44513) SOLD
Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/au581a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/au581b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/au581c.jpg]

Cluster of olive green Pyromorphite crystals from the historic Wheatley Mine in Pennsylvania. The specimen is all Pyromorphite and has crystals all around - it's a near floater with just one small point of contact at the rear base. A USA classic from a historic old Lead and Silver mine. In excellent condition, espcially considering this piece could date back to the 1800s. Has a small plastic display stand attached to the back. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


AU582 - Malachite after Azurite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 89025)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au582a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au582b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au582c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au582d.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au582e.jpg]

Exceptionally sharp, velvety pseudomorphs of Malachite after Azurite from the Milpillas Mine. These pseudomrophs from Milpillas are excellent, and there have been a good number produced over the years, but this one has the most well formed, crisp sharp crystals I've yet seen.


AU583 - Franklinite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 59350)
Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 4 cm


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Franklinite from Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/au583a.jpg] Franklinite from Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/au583b.jpg] Franklinite from Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/au583c.jpg] Franklinite from Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/au583d.jpg]

Black Franklinite crystals to over to 3cm in matrix. The largest crystal has a fracture that has possibly been repaired. The large crystals are in a matrix of white Calcite, orange Willemite, and smaller Franklinite crystals. The Willemite are bright green under fluorescent lighting.


AU584 - Molybdenite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 51931)
Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Molybdenite from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au584a.jpg] Molybdenite from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au584b.jpg] Molybdenite from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au584c.jpg] Molybdenite from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au584d.jpg]

A sharp 2.5cm single Molybdenite crystal in crystalline white Quartz. A perfect single hexagon, which is less common for this locality as compared to the more typical thick aggregates of crystals. This could be trimmed down to a fine miniature.


AU586 - Copper $ 250 (=~ ¥ 37094)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.3 x 2 x 1.2 cm


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Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/au586a.jpg] Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/au586b.jpg] Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/au586c.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen from Russia with a superb tall single crystal rising up in the center. Sharply formed crystals all around.


AU587 - Diopside on Graphite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 51931)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au587a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au587b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au587c.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au587d.jpg]

Three thick green Diopside crystals on crystallized Graphite from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. All 3 crystals are well terminated and the larger two crystals point in opposite directions.


AU588 - Boracite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 66769)
Boulby Potash Mine, Loftus, Cleveland, England
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm


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Boracite from Boulby Potash Mine, Loftus, Cleveland, England [db_pics/pics/au588a.jpg] Boracite from Boulby Potash Mine, Loftus, Cleveland, England [db_pics/pics/au588b.jpg] Boracite from Boulby Potash Mine, Loftus, Cleveland, England [db_pics/pics/au588c.jpg] Boracite from Boulby Potash Mine, Loftus, Cleveland, England [db_pics/pics/au588d.jpg]

Bright, sparkling crystals of blue Boracite on the front and back of specimen. The crystals are good sized reaching 4mm in diameter. Colorful and rich example of essentially nothing but Boracite crystals.


AU589 - Tremolite $ 950 (=~ ¥ 140957)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.8 x 2.7 x 1.1 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au589a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au589b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au589c.jpg]

Large single green Tremolite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. This is a big one with a smooth, flat termination face and typical splintery edges. Gemmy with superb, vivid green coloration. These are only occassionally found and usually in smaller sizes - at nearly 5cm tall this is much bigger than most. I have seen some longer than 4.8cm, but they are usually thinner crystals - this one is thick and robust.


AU590 - Heliodor $ 2500 (=~ ¥ 370938) SOLD
Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm


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Heliodor from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au590a.jpg] Heliodor from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au590b.jpg] Heliodor from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au590c.jpg] Heliodor from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au590d.jpg]

Single gem Heliodor crystal from Brazil. This is nearly all transparent, facet quality Heliodor with top saturated pure yellow color. Well terminated and complete all around. There is a small area of contact/growth interuption (not damage) along one termination edge, otherwise it's perfect. Ex. Steve Smale collection with his old label. Weighs 62.4 carats (Note that this crystal has significant gem rough value. A hypothetical 35% yield would give 21 carats in gems, and with top color Heliodor selling for $150-$200/carat, a hypothetical $3,150-$4,200 value).


AU591 - Caledonite with Cerussite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 59350) SOLD
Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.8 cm


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Caledonite with Cerussite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au591a.jpg] Caledonite with Cerussite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au591b.jpg] Caledonite with Cerussite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au591c.jpg]

Vibrant, translucent blue Caledonite crystals with white, reticulated Cerussite. A classic rarity from Tiger.


AU592 - Cuprite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 41545) SOLD
Cornwall, England
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Cuprite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/au592a.jpg] Cuprite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/au592b.jpg] Cuprite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/au592c.jpg]

Translucent red Cuprite crystals on matrix from Cornwall. Quality thumbnail with crystals to 1cm in size. Undamaged.


AU593 - Gratonite $ 180 (=~ ¥ 26708) SOLD
Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm


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Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/au593a.jpg] Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/au593b.jpg]

Silvery colored cluster of Gratonite, a rare lead arsenic sulfide. Well formed bright crystals spraying out in all directions. This is an uncommon matrix specimen (most are loose clusters without matrix). There are some missing crystals that don't really detract from the overall aesthetic of this cute thumbnail.


AU594 - Amethyst $ 400 (=~ ¥ 59350)
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 8.5 x 6 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au594a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au594b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au594c.jpg]

Colorful, fine quality Amethyst specimen from Las Vigas. The Amethyst occur on a highly textured matrix colored green by coatings of Epidote that creates a great color contrast against the deep purple Amethyst. The Amethyst are mostly doubly-terminated, undamaged, and highly transparent. The largest crystal is 3.3cm long. Great specimen that's a little different looking than your average Las Vigas Amethyst.


AU595 - Brucite $ 650 (=~ ¥ 96444)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 11 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au595a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au595b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au595c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au595d.jpg]

Bright lemon yellow Brucite crystals from the original finds of a couple years ago. This specimen has a first generation of more whitish yellow Brucite that is covered with more well crystallized, bright yellow translucent Brucite. These recent specimens from Pakistan are world's best for the species. Comes with a custom Sunnywood base (a $200 value).

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