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AF499 - Acanthite $ 90
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af499a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af499b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af499c.jpg]

Well formed Acanthite crystals with individuals to 1.3cm. Complete all around. Good luster on the crystals too, size 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm.


E604 - Galena with Sphalerite $ 95
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm


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Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604a.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604b.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604c.jpg]

Mirror lustrous Galena crystals with Sphalerite. Best is a 2.3cm upright spinel twin.


B716 - Scapolite $ 100
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and undamaged except a slight chipping on the termination edges. Great aesthetics and an impressive gem crystal weighing 6.7 grams. All GEM!


C254 - Malachite after Azurite $ 100
Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254c.jpg]

Pair of well fomred, crossing psuedomorphs of Malachite after Azurite.


C450 - Vanadinite $ 80
Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Vanadinite from Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c450a.jpg] Vanadinite from Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c450b.jpg]

Specimen of curving, olive green Vanadinite crystals over a quartz matrix. Good crystals on all sides.


SM123 - Tremolite $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! A thich single crystal at the base that sprays out into multiple terminations as it rises up. The base is rehealed, making this a floater. Undamaged.


SM249 - Carrollite $ 60
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 3.2 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249d.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous Carrollite crystals in white Calcite. Main crystal is 1.3cm in size and perfect except for one edge nick. There are also smaller, perfect crystals to 7mm present in various vugs within the Calcite.


SM258 - Apatite $ 90
Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 3 cm


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Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM258a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM258b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM258c.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM258d.jpg]

Unusual scepter Apatite crystal with attached Chalcedony. The termination faces are prefect and smooth (with a few small areas of light etching) and the majority of the crystal side faces are etched away creating a scepter formation. The crystal is also highly transparent and gem quality. Undamaged.


SM280 - Azurite $ 60
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM280a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM280b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM280c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM280d.jpg]

Translucent, glassy Azurite crystals from the Volborthite zone. Undamaged crystal cluster. Milpillas is already considered the best Azurite locality in the world. While crystals are currently abundant, now is the time to get a good one before supplies dry up.


SM495 - Vesuvianite $ 90
Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2 cm


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Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495c.jpg]

Double-terminated rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystal with good luster.


SM503 - Serandite $ 90
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.0 x 1 cm


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Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503a.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503b.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503c.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503d.jpg]

Two intergrown crystals of salmon pink Serandite with attached mica.


SM556 - Apatite $ 90
Panasquiera, Portugal
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556d.jpg]

A single large 3.0cm wide glassy and translucent pale green Apatite crystal on a small amount of sulfide rich matrix. No damage to this excellent example from Portugal.


SM557 - Apatite $ 80
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4.8 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM557a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM557b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM557c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM557d.jpg]

A cluster of wide glassy and translucent pale green Apatite crystals with small rosettes of Muscovite, tabular tan color Siderite crystals, and a few small Quartz points. An excellent combination of species example from this classic locality.


SM564 - Pyromorphite $ 90
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM564a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM564b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM564c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is solid Pyromorphite and is a floater with no Limonite matrix. Showy with top lime green color.


SM576 - Pyromorphite $ 100
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM576a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM576b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM576c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is solid Pyromorphite and is a floater with no Limonite matrix. Showy with top lime green color.

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