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MK211 - Pyrite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk211a.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk211b.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk211c.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk211d.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk211e.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single Pyrite crystal on a mtrix of Calcite and Graphite from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The Pyrite has uniform shape and bright, brassy metallic luster.


MK212 - Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite $ 1500
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk212a.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk212b.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk212c.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk212d.jpg]

Globular translucent green Cuprian Smithsonite with yellow Mimetite from Tsumeb. The Smithsonite is translucent and forms botryoidal masses and short stalactitic formations with crystallized surfaces. A showy large specimen of one of the most desirable Smithsonite varietals from Tsumeb.


MK215 - Platinum $ 1200
Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk215a.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk215b.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk215c.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk215d.jpg]

Intergrown cubic platinum crystals from the famous and now closed Konder platinum deposit. Composed of 3 intergrown crystals with good form. Single cubes are the norm and these intergrown clusters have more appeal. These are no longer being found. Weighs 1.88 grams.


MK216 - Platinum $ 1200
Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk216a.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk216b.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk216c.jpg]

Intergrown cubic platinum crystals from the famous and now closed Konder platinum deposit. Composed of 2 intergrown crystals with good form. Single cubes are the norm and these intergrown clusters have more appeal. These are no longer being found. Weighs 1.91 grams.


MK217 - Fluorite $ 300
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm


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Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk217a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk217b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk217c.jpg]

Exceedingly sharp single octahedral Fluorite crystal from Inner Mongolia, China. An undamaged floater of translucent pink Fluorite nearly textbook in form (one of the sixe points is stepped with multiple points). High quality, complete crystal in perfect condition.


MK219 - Fluorite $ 180
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk219a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk219b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk219c.jpg]

Sharp single octahedral Fluorite crystal from Inner Mongolia, China. Translucent to transparent pink Fluorite textbook in form. High quality, complete crystal with a textured surface and in excellent condition.


MK220 - Fluorite $ 240
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk220a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk220b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk220c.jpg]

Transparent blue Fluorite crystal from the Yaogangxian Mine. So water-clear you can see right through it to the Muscovite attached to the bottom (photos don't convey this transparency well). Complete all around, stunning crystal of the quality the Yaogangxian mine is famous for. A small cleave on one corner, otherwise perfect.


MK221 - Topaz on Tourmaline $ 340
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


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Topaz on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk221a.jpg] Topaz on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk221b.jpg] Topaz on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk221c.jpg] Topaz on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk221d.jpg]

Cluster of dark green Tourmaline, a water clear Topaz, and Albite. Interestingly, the Topaz interferred with the growth of the Tourmaline causing it to grow in a hollow shape. The Topaz is 1.7cm, doubly-terminated, and a jewel.


MK222 - Siegenite, Galena on Marcasite $ 300
Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm


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Siegenite, Galena on Marcasite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk222a.jpg] Siegenite, Galena on Marcasite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk222b.jpg] Siegenite, Galena on Marcasite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk222c.jpg] Siegenite, Galena on Marcasite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk222d.jpg]

Silvery, octahedral crystals of rare Siegenite and grey crystals of Galena on a bright Marcasite coated matrix. Siegenite is a cobalt nickel sulfide that is one of the rarer and most sought after minerals from Missouri's Viburnum Trend. Sometimes you only get a few crystals of Siegenite on a specimen - this one is loaded with about 50 crystals! Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, aquired by Erich in 1991.


MK224 - Tourmaline $ 750
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk224a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk224b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk224c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk224d.jpg]

Five parallel grown, doubly-terminated Tourmaline crystals from Stak Nala. One end has pyramidal, colorless (Achroite) terminations and the other has flat, multi-hued green terminations. There is a chip on one of the flat terminations, otherwise it's well crystallized and perfect all around, a floater.


MK227 - Wulfenite $ 200
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk227a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk227b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk227c.jpg]

Sharp orange Wulfenite crystals on drusy white Calcite crystals. Excellent color, a bright orage without typical brown tones. There is chipping on two crystals on the edge, however the majority are pristine.


MK230 - Amblygonite $ 400
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 2.4 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk230a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk230b.jpg]

Single large crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This crystal has large, flat faces on the front and is cleaved/contacted on the backside. Translucent with transparent gem areas. Some faces show light striations and others are smooth with high glassy luster.


MK231 - Amblygonite $ 600
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk231a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk231b.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk231c.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk231d.jpg]

Single large crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite intergrown with white Albite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This crystal is well crystallized all around with a contact on the bottom rising up part of the backside. Translucent with transparent gem areas. Some faces show light striations and others are smooth with high glassy luster. Excellent for the species!


MK232 - Amblygonite $ 400
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk232a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk232b.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk232c.jpg]

Single crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite intergrown with white Albite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This is a well crystallized specimen all around with just a small area of contacting on the backside. Translucent with transparent gem areas. Some faces show light striations and others are smooth with high glassy luster. Excellent for the species!


MK233 - Cassiterite on Muscovite $ 950
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm


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Cassiterite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/mk233a.jpg] Cassiterite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/mk233b.jpg] Cassiterite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/mk233c.jpg]

Highly lustrous cluster of twinned black Cassiterite on Muscovite. The cluster is 4.2cm wide and high luster of the Cassiterite contrasts nicely with the softer silvery blades of Muscovite.
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85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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