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SV272 - Caledonite, Cerussite, Brochantite $ 125
Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 2 cm


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Caledonite, Cerussite, Brochantite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV272a.jpg] Caledonite, Cerussite, Brochantite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV272b.jpg] Caledonite, Cerussite, Brochantite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV272d.jpg]

Blue Caledonite, green Brochantite, darker blue Diaboleite, and Cerussite from the Rowley Mine in Arizona. Caledonite is a rare lead copper sulfate carbonate mineral. Highly mineralized, colorful specimen.


SV259 - Caledonite, Cerussite $ 275
Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Caledonite, Cerussite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV259a.jpg] Caledonite, Cerussite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV259b.jpg] Caledonite, Cerussite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV259c.jpg] Caledonite, Cerussite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV259d.jpg] Caledonite, Cerussite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV259e.jpg]

Blue Caledonite and Cerussite crystals from the Rowley Mine in Arizona. Caledonite is a rare lead copper sulfate carbonate mineral. Good gemmy crystals. Ex. Dan Evanich collection.


SV291 - Caledonite, Cerussite, Brochantite $ 75
Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Caledonite, Cerussite, Brochantite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV291a.jpg] Caledonite, Cerussite, Brochantite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV291b.jpg] Caledonite, Cerussite, Brochantite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV291c.jpg] Caledonite, Cerussite, Brochantite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV291d.jpg] Caledonite, Cerussite, Brochantite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV291e.jpg] Caledonite, Cerussite, Brochantite from Rowley Mine, Theba Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV291f.jpg]

Four specimens of blue Caledonite, green Brochantite, and Cerussite from the Rowley Mine in Arizona. Caledonite is a rare lead copper sulfate carbonate mineral. Highly mineralized, colorful specimens.


SV363 - Cerussite $ 125
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.3 x 3.3 x 1.3 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV363a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV363b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV363c.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV363d.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV363e.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears to have been a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. A floater well crystallized all aroound.


SV371 - Copper $ 125
Rocklands Mine, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Copper from Rocklands Mine, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV371a.jpg] Copper from Rocklands Mine, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV371b.jpg] Copper from Rocklands Mine, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV371c.jpg] Copper from Rocklands Mine, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV371d.jpg]

Compact cluster of Copper crystals from recent finds at the Rocklands Mine. Displays great crystals all around.


LV347 - Azurite on Malachite $ 150
Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LV347a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LV347b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LV347c.jpg]

Beautiful satiny blue Azurite crystals lining a vug in Malachite. The crystals are bright and well formed averaging 5mm in size.


LV328 - Amethyst $ 125
Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa
miniature - 4.7 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LV328a.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LV328b.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LV328c.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LV328d.jpg]

Lustrous Amethyst Quartz crystals known as 'Cactus Quartz' from South Africa. There are two generations of growth. The first generation has large Amethyst crystals measuring about 1.4cm thick, with a second generation of smaller crystals attached to the prism faces on the larger crystals. Undamaged.


MK290 - Tanzanite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk290a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk290b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk290c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk290d.jpg]

Cluster of gemmy Tanzanite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The main crystal is 1.7cm tall and highly transparent with a blue and light yellowish color. There is a bit of attached Graphite on the bottom and multiple other smaller crystals.


MK291 - Tanzanite on Calcite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk291a.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk291b.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk291c.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk291d.jpg]

Stunning gemmy Tanzanite crystal on Calcite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The Tanzanite 1.9cm tall and highly transparent with a blue/purple color. The Tanzanite grows out of white Calcite crystals and stands alone in front of a jumbled mass of smaller Tanzanite crystals.


MK292 - Tanzanite $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 0.9 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292d.jpg]

Bi-color single Tanzanite crystal from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The crystal is gemmy, complete all around with yellow over blue coloration and an interesting stepped termination.


MK293 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293d.jpg]

Crystal of gemmy Tanzanite with Pyrite, Calcite, and Graphite from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The Tanzanite is 1.7cm tall, transparent with a blue and pink color. The termination faces down to the an open pocket of Tanzanite, Calcite, and Pyrite. Uncommon and colorful matrix Tanzanite specimen.


MK294 - Tanzanite $ 175
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 0.7 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk294a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk294b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk294c.jpg]

Tall cluster of gemmy Tanzanite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The crystals are complete all around and undamaged, blue in color, and gemmy.


MK295 - Calcite on Tanzanite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295a.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295b.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295c.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295d.jpg]

A single gemmy blue Tanzanite crystal partially coated in Calcite from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The crystal has some contacting and a bit attached Graphite on one side but is otherwise perfect. Gemmy and colorful with a nice accent of the white Calcite.


MK296 - Tanzanite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296d.jpg]

Cluster of gemmy Tanzanite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The two main crystals reach 2.9cm tall and are well terminated, transparent with a blue color. There is a bit of attached Graphite, Calcite and multiple other smaller crystals.


MK297 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 4750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297c.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297d.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297e.jpg]

Gemmy purple/blue Tanzanite crystal with attached Prehnite from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The Tanzanite has classic form and is complete all around. It's a natural, unheated crystal with and orange/red coloration when viewed up the C-axis (last photo shows this color, shot with my hand wrapped around the crystal and a light shining up from the bottom). The Prehnite is translucent lemon yellow and forms hemispherical clusters that total 2cm wide. It's rare to find such clean looking Prehnite on Tanzanite specimen. Weighs 28.75 grams.
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