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MK185 - Cerussite $ 350
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.9 x 1.8 cm


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Cerussite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk185a.jpg] Cerussite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk185b.jpg] Cerussite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk185c.jpg]

Thick, transparent colorless V-twin Cerussite crystal, 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 well terminated single V-twin crystal, complete all around and undamaged with the point of contact at the base of the 'V'.


MK186 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 350
Lupita Mine, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 4 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from Lupita Mine, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk186a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Lupita Mine, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk186b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Lupita Mine, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk186c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Lupita Mine, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk186d.jpg]

Purple Fluorite crystals on a white Quartz matrix. The Fluorite are transparent to translucent octahedrons modified with numerous stepped cube faces.


MK187 - Brochantite $ 600
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk187a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk187b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk187c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk187d.jpg]

Stout single Brochantite crystal from the Milpillas Mine. The crystal is complete all around with just some minor edge chipping and pieces of attached matrix. A superb thumbnail for the species that was formerly in the personal collection of a Mexican mineral dealer.


MK188 - Boleite $ 300
Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk188a.jpg] Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk188b.jpg] Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk188c.jpg]

Single cube of deep blue Boleite. Boleite is a rare lead-silver-copper halide mineral that is at it's best from this locality. This a good sized complete cube, with an indentation from another former cube on one face and two tiny attached crystals.


MK189 - Boleite $ 350
Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk189a.jpg] Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk189b.jpg] Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk189c.jpg] Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk189d.jpg]

Intergrown cubes of deep blue Boleite. Boleite is a rare lead-silver-copper halide mineral that is at it's best from this locality. This a good sized complete cube 7mm on edge, with an second smaller intergrown cube.


MK190 - Boleite $ 200
Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk190a.jpg] Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk190b.jpg] Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk190c.jpg]

Single cube of deep blue Boleite. Boleite is a rare lead-silver-copper halide mineral that is at it's best from this locality. This a good sized complete cube, with sharp edges and good luster and areas of attached white Gypsum.


MK191 - Boleite $ 500
Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.55 x 0.55 x 0.55 cm


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Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk191a.jpg] Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk191b.jpg] Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk191c.jpg]

Single cube of deep blue Boleite 5.5mm on edge. Boleite is a rare lead-silver-copper halide mineral that is at it's best from this locality. This a an exceptionally fine complete cube, with razor sharp edges, good luster, and no damage except for one very trivial edge indentation/nick, about as fine a quality as these get.


MK193 - Azurite, Malachite $ 600
Salairsky Mine, Kamenushinkoe Copper Deposit, Guryevsky area, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 3.5 x 0.4 cm


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Azurite, Malachite from Salairsky Mine, Kamenushinkoe Copper Deposit, Guryevsky area, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk193a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Salairsky Mine, Kamenushinkoe Copper Deposit, Guryevsky area, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk193b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Salairsky Mine, Kamenushinkoe Copper Deposit, Guryevsky area, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk193c.jpg]

Cut and polished slab of banded Azurite over Malachite. Banded Azurite is much less common than Malachite and this is a primo piece with a high polish on both sides. The top surface is crystallized Azurite. Both sides shown in photos.


MK194 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.9 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk194a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk194b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk194c.jpg]

Large, complete single Azurite crystal from the Milpillas Mine. This is a floater well crystallized all around. There is some chipping present, but overall it's in good condition. Both sides shown in photos.


MK196 - Aquamarine with Quartz $ 280
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2 x 1.2 cm


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Aquamarine with Quartz from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk196a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk196b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk196c.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk196d.jpg]

Glassy single Aqua crystal 1.2cm wide with attached white Feldspar and two smokey Quartz crystals at the base. The Aqumarine is transparent with glass-like luster and is undamaged.


MK198 - Apatite, Siderite $ 350
Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Portugal
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


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Apatite, Siderite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Portugal [db_pics/pics/mk198a.jpg] Apatite, Siderite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Portugal [db_pics/pics/mk198b.jpg] Apatite, Siderite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Portugal [db_pics/pics/mk198c.jpg]

Glassy, transparent purple/blue Apatite crystals with attached Siderite crystals. The main crystal is 2.8cm tall.


MK199 - Andorite with Zinkenite $ 450
San Jose Mine, Oururo, Bolivia
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Andorite with Zinkenite from San Jose Mine, Oururo, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk199a.jpg] Andorite with Zinkenite from San Jose Mine, Oururo, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk199b.jpg] Andorite with Zinkenite from San Jose Mine, Oururo, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk199c.jpg] Andorite with Zinkenite from San Jose Mine, Oururo, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk199d.jpg]

Cluster of tabular Andorite crystals with an attached crystal spray of Zinkenite. Andorite is lead, silver, antimony sulfosalt with the best crystals coming from Bolivia.


MK200 - Colemanite $ 200
Extension 23, Baker Connection Fault, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
cabinet - 11 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Colemanite from Extension 23, Baker Connection Fault, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk200a.jpg] Colemanite from Extension 23, Baker Connection Fault, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk200b.jpg] Colemanite from Extension 23, Baker Connection Fault, Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk200c.jpg]

Glassy, blocky Colemanite crystals lining a large vug. Colemanite from California is most commonly found as spikey, densely packed crystal groups and to have such jewel-like glassy crystals as these is uncommon. This was formerly in the Jim and Dawn Minette collection. Jim was the mine manager at Boron and had access to the very best minerals found there.


MK202 - Amethyst scepter $ 150
Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm


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Amethyst scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/mk202a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/mk202b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/mk202c.jpg]

Smokey and Amethyst scepter with red Hematite inclusions on a colorless Quartz stem. There is a small indentation from another crystal at the bottom of the scepter, and slight chipping, otherwise perfect. High quality, complete crystal.


MK203 - Wurtzite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk203a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk203b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk203c.jpg]

Large, wide translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite Mines. These were found several years ago and were instantly recognized as the world's best for species. Good sized with nice form and flashes of red.
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