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MK161 - Topaz $ 250
Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia
miniature - 3.2 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK161a.jpg] Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK161b.jpg] Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK161c.jpg]

Glassy, gemmy single crystal of 'Imperial" Topaz from Zambia. Complete all around and undamaged.


MK163 - Topaz $ 150
Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK163a.jpg] Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK163b.jpg] Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK163c.jpg]

Glassy, gemmy single crystal of 'Imperial" Topaz from Zambia. Complete all around and undamaged except for one tiny edge nick.


MK165 - Apatite $ 300
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
small cabinet - 5.3 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/MK165a.jpg] Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/MK165b.jpg] Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/MK165c.jpg]

Purple Apatite crystals to 7mm on matrix with Siderite from the famous Yukon phosphate finds in the Rapid Creek area of Canada. This area is best known for it's superb blue Lazulites, but many other unusual and interesting minerals are found there too, including Apatite. Though white Apatite crystals are not uncommon (often associated with Lazulite), purple Apatite is rarely seen.


MK166 - Red Beryl $ 6000
Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/MK166a.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/MK166b.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/MK166c.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/MK166d.jpg]

Four Red Beryl crystals on matrix. The largest crystal is a stout 1.1cm in diameter. All four are perfectly terminated and there are additional smaller crystals in the Rhyolite matrix. The crystals are translucent with areas of transparency. this could easily be trimmed into a toenail with all the crystals oriented with the terminations facing upward.


MK167 - Silver $ 450
Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Silver from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/MK167a.jpg] Silver from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/MK167b.jpg] Silver from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/MK167c.jpg] Silver from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/MK167d.jpg] Silver from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/MK167e.jpg]

Calcite and Quartz crystal lined vug with multiple areas of Silver. The Silver occurs as thick, striated ropey wires, thin curling wires, and hackly masses.


MK168 - Covellite $ 450
Bor Mine, Bor, Central Serbia, Serbia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Covellite from Bor Mine, Bor, Central Serbia, Serbia [db_pics/pics/MK168a.jpg] Covellite from Bor Mine, Bor, Central Serbia, Serbia [db_pics/pics/MK168b.jpg] Covellite from Bor Mine, Bor, Central Serbia, Serbia [db_pics/pics/MK168c.jpg] Covellite from Bor Mine, Bor, Central Serbia, Serbia [db_pics/pics/MK168d.jpg]

Specimen of iridescent, red and blue foliated Covellite crystals. Composed almost entirely of Covellite with good crystals all around. An excellent Covellite from an uncommon locality.


MK170 - Herderite $ 180
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm


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Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK170a.jpg] Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK170b.jpg] Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK170c.jpg]

Glassy single green Herderite crystal attached to a blade of Albite. The Herderite is complete and undamaged with glassy luster and areas of transparency. It has smooth, flat faces on all sides with etch marks in one face.


MK171 - Herderite $ 180
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK171a.jpg] Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK171b.jpg] Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK171c.jpg]

Glassy light green Herderite crystals with mica atop Quartz. The Herderite crystals are well terminated and undamaged, the largest 9mm tall.


MK172 - Clinochlore var. Kammererite $ 1250
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Turkey
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Turkey [db_pics/pics/MK172a.jpg] Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Turkey [db_pics/pics/MK172b.jpg] Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Turkey [db_pics/pics/MK172c.jpg] Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Turkey [db_pics/pics/MK172d.jpg]

Showy specimen of the chromium rich Clinochlore varietal known as Kammererite from the world's best locality for the species. This specimen has numerous larger crystals dispersed across a matrix covered by smaller crystals. The larger crystals reach 7mm in size and are sharp and highly translucent, even transparent in areas. Specimens of this quality are no longer being found and are now hard to come by.


MK173 - Sapphire $ 2000
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Sapphire from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/MK173a.jpg] Sapphire from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/MK173b.jpg] Sapphire from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/MK173c.jpg] Sapphire from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/MK173d.jpg] Sapphire from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk173e.jpg]

Pair of large pink Sapphire crystals from Tanzania. Two hexagonal prisms that have grown side by side, the largest 6cm and doubly-terminated. Displays well from the front but backside is more rough (as shown). Glows bright red under UV light. Impressive large Sapphires!


MK176 - Austinite $ 1250
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Austinite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk176a.jpg] Austinite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk176b.jpg] Austinite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk176c.jpg] Austinite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk176d.jpg]

Thick botryoidal masses of translucent yellow Austinite over a Limonite matrix. Usually found as thin crusts with crystalline surfaces or small 'gumdrop' formations, this specimen is both unusual and exceptional, easily the best I've ever owned.


MK179 - Amethyst $ 350
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 2.5 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk179a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk179b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk179c.jpg]

Three large, doubly-terminated Amethyst crystals. The crystals are glassy and gemmy with the largest crystal crossing across the top and 9.2cm wide. All the large crystals are complete all around and undamaged. There is a tiny crystal growing off the largest crystal that has an indentation from another crystal, but even this one is perfect with a thin, small undamaged termination.


MK180 - Olivenite $ 250
992 Level, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.7 x 0.3 cm


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Olivenite from 992 Level, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk180a.jpg] Olivenite from 992 Level, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk180b.jpg] Olivenite from 992 Level, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk180c.jpg] Olivenite from 992 Level, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk180d.jpg]

Cluster of well terminated Olivenite crystals from the Milpillas Mine. Like many other minerals found at this mine, these rank among the world's best for species. Slender flattened prisms with glossy luster. Complete all around and undamaged.


MK182 - Wulfenite $ 500
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk182a.jpg] Wulfenite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk182b.jpg] Wulfenite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk182c.jpg] Wulfenite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk182d.jpg]

Rectangular prismatic orange Wulfenite crystals on matrix with minor green Mimetite. The crystals are well separated, reach 1.8cm in size, and are in an aesthetic arrangement.


MK183 - Cerussite (R) $ 350
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


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Cerussite (R) from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk183a.jpg] Cerussite (R) from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk183b.jpg] Cerussite (R) from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk183c.jpg]

Thick, transparent colorless Cerussite crystals, shocking in size and quality for the locality. This is from a recent find and look more like something you would see from Tsumeb than any I've ever seen from the Ojuela Mine. The specimen is composed of a large single crystal with a smaller V-twin attached. Unfortunately while photographing, the small V-twin detached from the main crystal and I had to therefore reattach it (the smaller crystal fits perfectly into an angular groove on the larger crystal like a puzzle piece).
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