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SV430 - Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite $ 450
Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/SV430a.jpg] Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/SV430c.jpg] Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/SV430f.jpg] Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/SV430g.jpg]

Lustrous, clear Quartz crystals covering Malachite and bright pink Cobaltoan Calcite. It has a beautiful contrast in colors and a bright, attractive overall appearance. One of the best pieces from a small lot from several years ago and I've not seen this material again.


SV421 - Calcite on Hemimorphite $ 180
79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Calcite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV421a.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV421b.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV421c.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV421d.jpg]

Large vug lined with a thick layer of blue Hemimorphite upon which grew wavy, lenticular white Calcite crystals. Gorgeous specimen.


SV446 - Calcite $ 500
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 11 x 7 cm


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Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV446a.jpg] Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV446b.jpg] Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV446c.jpg]

Large coral-like cluster of white Calcite from Bisbee, Arizona. Rounded, branching growths of opaque white Calcite that radiate out from the base and morph into translucent bladed Calcite crystals in areas. I've never had a specimen that looks more like a piece of coral than this! A beautiful, historic specimen from the Artem Kovalev collection.


SV467 - Senegalite on Turquoise $ 175
Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal
miniature - 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467a.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467b.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467c.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467d.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467e.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Senegalite on layers of vivid blue Turquoise. Senegalite is a rare phosphate mineral and this is the Type locality for the species. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection. Erich's old label indicates he purchased it in 2008 for $155.


SV499 - Londonite with Tourmaline $ 450
Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499a.jpg] Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499b.jpg] Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499c.jpg] Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499d.jpg] Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499e.jpg]

A 1.5cm crystal of yellow Londonite on matrix with red Tourmaline. Londonite is the cesium-dominant analogue of Rhodizite. The Londonite is sharp and lustrous and translucent with small areas of transparency. Ex. Dr. David London (namesake for the species) and analyzed by David London.


SV494 - Pyromorphite $ 1800
Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494e.jpg]

Large single compound crystal of Pyromorphite from the Friedrichssegen Mine in Germany. The specimen has the classic form and color for the mine.  There are two missing crystals in the lower center area, otherwise in pristine condition all around. Comes with an old Gene Schlepp label.


SV483 - Wulfenite $ 125
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483d.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483e.jpg]

Transparent orange Wulfenite crystals from Los Lamentos. This is the old style with thin, transparent crystals. There are a few very nice transparent 'window pane' crystals on this specimen. Better than photos.


SV459 - Copper with Prehnite $ 750 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 375
Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm


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Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459a.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459b.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459c.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459d.jpg]

Massive Calcite, Prehnite and Copper with a crystallized vug of the same species. There is a large 4cm Copper crystal in the vug as well as a mass of Prehnite that rises up and contains 2 well formed Copper crystals to 2.5cm wide.


SV512 - Langite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Mountain Mine, Alhillies, County Cork, Ireland
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Langite from Mountain Mine, Alhillies, County Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV512a.jpg] Langite from Mountain Mine, Alhillies, County Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV512c.jpg] Langite from Mountain Mine, Alhillies, County Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV512d.jpg]

Blue to blue-green Langite covering the front surface of specimen. The Langite is more green at the bottom and a more intense teal blue with better crystals at the top. Langite is a rare copper sulfate, some of the best of which are found in Ireland. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV514 - Gold $ 1500
St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514a.jpg] Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514b.jpg] Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514c.jpg] Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514d.jpg] Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514e.jpg]

Abundant Gold and black sulfides in an open pocket of vuggy Quartz. Mined in April 2007 from the 'B' vein of the Lecanvey prospect. The mountain where this was found, Croagh Patrick, is famous as Ireland's holy mountain, where it's patron saint, Patrick, is said to have fasted and prayed.  St. Patrick's pocket was a small area of porous quartz where sulfide (likely pyrite) had long ago oxidised and washed out, leaving the Gold.  This is considered an exceptionally rich specimen from the find.  The Gold is approximately 85% gold and 15% silver. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV518 - Langite $ 650 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 325
Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 4 cm


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Langite from Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV518a.jpg] Langite from Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV518b.jpg] Langite from Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV518c.jpg] Langite from Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV518d.jpg]

Blue to blue-green Langite covering the front surface of specimen. The Langite is an intense teal blue with lots of crystals. Langite is a rare copper sulfate, some of the best of which are found in Ireland. Ex. Jim Knight, Tim Sherburn collections.


SV531 - Smithsonite with Fluorite $ 300
Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 5 cm


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Smithsonite with Fluorite from Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV531a.jpg] Smithsonite with Fluorite from Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV531b.jpg] Smithsonite with Fluorite from Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carron, The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV531e.jpg]

Vuggy specimen of bright yellow cadmium Smithsonite and purple Fluorite. Botryoidal, satiny Smithsonite is present in open vugs all around the specimen. The Sheshodonnell East Mine is a small former zinc mine that was worked in about 1862-63 (per MINDAT). The miners were lookng for the sphalerite and the smithsonite was placed in the dumps, and collected about 100 years later. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV451 - Apophyllite, Gyrolite, Mesolite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Scottstown Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antim, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 1.7 cm


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Apophyllite, Gyrolite, Mesolite from Scottstown Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV451a.jpg] Apophyllite, Gyrolite, Mesolite from Scottstown Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV451b.jpg] Apophyllite, Gyrolite, Mesolite from Scottstown Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV451c.jpg]

Chunky white Apophyllite crystals to 1.8cm wide on Gyrolite and Mesolite. Collected in July 1999. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV540 - Chabazite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV540a.jpg] Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV540b.jpg] Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV540c.jpg] Chabazite from Craigs Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV540d.jpg]

Glassy, large white Chabazite rhombs over matrix. The crystals are translucent to transparent and reach 1.2cm in size. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV541 - Millerite on Quartz with Chalcopyrite, Annabergite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Sheeffry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Millerite on Quartz with Chalcopyrite, Annabergite from Sheeffry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV541a.jpg] Millerite on Quartz with Chalcopyrite, Annabergite from Sheeffry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV541b.jpg] Millerite on Quartz with Chalcopyrite, Annabergite from Sheeffry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV541e.jpg] Millerite on Quartz with Chalcopyrite, Annabergite from Sheeffry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV541f.jpg] Millerite on Quartz with Chalcopyrite, Annabergite from Sheeffry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV541g.jpg]

Breccia lined with Quartz crystals and needles of golden Millerite. Chalcopyrite and minor amounts of Annabergite are also present. Good crystals all around. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.

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