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ST678 - Hyalophane $ 180
Zadraski Potok Mine, Busovaca, Bosnia
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Hyalophane from Zadraski Potok Mine, Busovaca, Bosnia [db_pics/pics/ST678a.jpg] Hyalophane from Zadraski Potok Mine, Busovaca, Bosnia [db_pics/pics/ST678c.jpg] Hyalophane from Zadraski Potok Mine, Busovaca, Bosnia [db_pics/pics/ST678d.jpg] Hyalophane from Zadraski Potok Mine, Busovaca, Bosnia [db_pics/pics/ST678f.jpg] Hyalophane from Zadraski Potok Mine, Busovaca, Bosnia [db_pics/pics/ST678g.jpg]

Distinct, well formed crystals of Hyalophane on matrix. The crystals are glassy and transparent. There are also small crystals of Goethite after Ankerite and small acicular crystals of Rutile present. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST667 - Braunite II $ 250
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm


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Braunite II from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST667a.jpg] Braunite II from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST667b.jpg] Braunite II from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST667d.jpg] Braunite II from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST667f.jpg] Braunite II from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST667g.jpg]

Black bipyramidal crystals of Braunite II from the Kalahari Manganese fields of South Africa. Good sized specimen of this rare species with crystals to 1cm. Associated species include Kutnohorite and Andradite. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST668 - Oligoclase var. Peristerite $ 300
Bear Spring Road, Monmouth Township, Ontario, Canada
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Oligoclase var. Peristerite from Bear Spring Road, Monmouth Township, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST668a.jpg] Oligoclase var. Peristerite from Bear Spring Road, Monmouth Township, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST668c.jpg] Oligoclase var. Peristerite from Bear Spring Road, Monmouth Township, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST668e.jpg] Oligoclase var. Peristerite from Bear Spring Road, Monmouth Township, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST668f.jpg]

Oligoclase crystals to 1.5cm associated with Hornblende. The Oligoclase have a blue shiller effect showing (Moonstone). of Nambulite (analyzed) to 2mm with Calcite on a matrix of massive Nambulite. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, self collected by Erich in 1974.


ST671 - Clinoptilolite $ 150
Richardson's Ranch, Madras, Oregon, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Clinoptilolite from Richardson's Ranch, Madras, Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST671a.jpg] Clinoptilolite from Richardson's Ranch, Madras, Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST671c.jpg] Clinoptilolite from Richardson's Ranch, Madras, Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST671e.jpg] Clinoptilolite from Richardson's Ranch, Madras, Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/ST671f.jpg]

Numerous crystals of burnt orange colored Clinoptilolite on the front display face, with many more crystals on the bottom and back sides. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST664 - Cylindrite $ 450
Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Cylindrite from Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST664a.jpg] Cylindrite from Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST664b.jpg] Cylindrite from Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST664c.jpg] Cylindrite from Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST664d.jpg]

Numerous crystals of Cylindrite exposed on all sides of specimen. Cylindrite is a sulfosalt mineral containing tin, lead, antimony and iron and the cylindrical crystal form is unique in the mineral world. This specimen has large crystals to 6mm in diameter (most have much thinner crystals). Associated minerals include Wurtzite, Zinkenite, and Valentinite. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, purchased from Kristalle in 1996.


ST660 - Cronstedtite on Quartz $ 250
Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Kea, Cornwall, England
miniature - 4.2 x 3.8 x 2 cm


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Cronstedtite on Quartz from Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Kea, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST660a.jpg] Cronstedtite on Quartz from Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Kea, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST660b.jpg] Cronstedtite on Quartz from Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Kea, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST660c.jpg] Cronstedtite on Quartz from Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Kea, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST660d.jpg] Cronstedtite on Quartz from Wheal Jane, Baldhu, Kea, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST660e.jpg]

Black crystals of Cronstedtite coating transparent Quartz crystals. Cronstedtite is a rare iron silicate mineral. Comes with a number of old labels including an Ian and Kim Acworth label showing a date of 1978 and a Richard Barstow label. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST649 - Dyscrasite $ 300
Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.3 x 4 x 2.2 cm


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Dyscrasite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST649a.jpg] Dyscrasite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST649b.jpg] Dyscrasite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST649c.jpg] Dyscrasite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST649d.jpg]

Long, well formed crystals of Dyscrasite associated with pale green Actinolite in a white Calcite matrix. Good crystals exposed on both sides and a particularly aesthetic example. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST662 - Stibnite $ 200
Dachang Mine, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China
cabinet - 13 x 11 x 4.5 cm


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Stibnite from Dachang Mine, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST662a.jpg] Stibnite from Dachang Mine, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST662b.jpg] Stibnite from Dachang Mine, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST662c.jpg] Stibnite from Dachang Mine, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST662e.jpg]

Large specimen covered with steely-grey, metallic crystals of Stibnite. The crystals are short and stout with sharp chisel terminations and in excellent condition. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST646 - Cassiterite $ 280
Huanuni, Oruro, Bolivia
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.7 cm


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Cassiterite from Huanuni, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST646a.jpg] Cassiterite from Huanuni, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST646b.jpg] Cassiterite from Huanuni, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST646c.jpg]

Elongated black Cassiterite crystals to 1.7cm associated with Quartz crystals. This elongated form is uncommon for Cassiterite and these are perfect undamaged crystals. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST647 - Klebelsbergite on Stibnite $ 180
Pereta Mine, Scansane, Grosseto Prov., Tuscany, Italy
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Klebelsbergite on Stibnite from Pereta Mine, Scansane, Grosseto Prov., Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST647a.jpg] Klebelsbergite on Stibnite from Pereta Mine, Scansane, Grosseto Prov., Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST647b.jpg] Klebelsbergite on Stibnite from Pereta Mine, Scansane, Grosseto Prov., Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST647c.jpg] Klebelsbergite on Stibnite from Pereta Mine, Scansane, Grosseto Prov., Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST647d.jpg] Klebelsbergite on Stibnite from Pereta Mine, Scansane, Grosseto Prov., Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST647e.jpg]

Sprays of white acicular Klebelsbergite on Stibnite. Associated minerals include Valentinite, Sulfur, and Stibconite. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST648 - Montebrasite with Albite $ 750
Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 3.2 x 2 cm


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Montebrasite with Albite from Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST648a.jpg] Montebrasite with Albite from Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST648b.jpg] Montebrasite with Albite from Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST648c.jpg] Montebrasite with Albite from Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST648d.jpg]

Blocky, gemmy crystal of Montebrasite with attached Albite. A beautiful well formed crystal of this rare species that has good color and is complete all around. There is a bit a roughness on the left edge where some Albite grew, otherwise it has smooth flat faces all around. A really nice gem crystal. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST652 - Lorenzenite $ 240
Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Lorenzenite from Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST652a.jpg] Lorenzenite from Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST652b.jpg] Lorenzenite from Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST652c.jpg] Lorenzenite from Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST652e.jpg]

Doubly terminated single crystal of Lorenzenite in matrix. The crystal is 2.3cm and undamaged. Lorenzenite is a rare sodium titanium silicate mineral. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection from the Fersman Mineralogical Museum.


ST653 - Cornetite on Malachite $ 250
Likasi Mine, Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Cornetite on Malachite from Likasi Mine, Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST653a.jpg] Cornetite on Malachite from Likasi Mine, Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST653b.jpg] Cornetite on Malachite from Likasi Mine, Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST653c.jpg] Cornetite on Malachite from Likasi Mine, Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST653d.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Cornetite atop Malachite and Chrysocolla. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection. Purchased in 2008 from Mineral Classics and comes with a Wendell Minerals label.


ST654 - Sturmanite $ 220
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654a.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654b.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654c.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654d.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654e.jpg]

Translucent yellow Sturmanite crystls to 9mm wide on matrix. Undamaged.Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.Purchased in 2008 from Mineral Classics and comes with a Wendell Minerals label.


ST669 - Dioptase $ 400
Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669a.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669b.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669c.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669d.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669e.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669h.jpg]

Isolated and clustered Dioptase crystals to 5mm on matrix with Duftite, Brochantite, and Chrysocolla. This is an excellent example from an uncommon locality for Dioptase. Clean and undamaged. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, self collected by Erich in 2001.
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