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MK196 - Aquamarine with Quartz $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 370)
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 (=~ AUS$ 462)
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 (=~ AUS$ 594)
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 (=~ AUS$ 264)
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 (=~ AUS$ 198)
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 (=~ AUS$ 462)
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.


MK204 - Grossular var. Tsavorite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


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Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk204a.jpg] Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk204b.jpg] Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk204c.jpg] Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk204d.jpg]

Single green Grossular crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly lustrous faces and good transparency. Complete all around with a bit of Graphite and point of contact on the bottom. Perfect except for chipping and very lower edges.


MK205 - Lepidolite on Tourmaline $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 990)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk205a.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk205b.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk205c.jpg]

Large transparent green Tourmaline crystal partially coated by lavender Lepidolite crystals. The Tourmaline has a steep pyramidal termination and is a deep transparent green, in fact the majority of the crystal is facet quality. Weighs 74.5 grams.


MK206 - Zincolivenite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 238)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Zincolivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk206a.jpg] Zincolivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk206b.jpg] Zincolivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk206c.jpg] Zincolivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk206d.jpg]

Radial clusters of Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) on matrix from Tsumeb.


MK209 - Apatite on Muscovite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1980)
Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/mk209a.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/mk209b.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/mk209c.jpg]

Gorgeous crystals of translucent to transparent purple Apatite on Muscovite crystals. The main Apatite crystal is 1.5cm tall. The crystals have a beautiful purple coloration and top glassy luster.


MK211 - Pyrite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 370)
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 (=~ AUS$ 1980)
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 (=~ AUS$ 1584)
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 (=~ AUS$ 1584)
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 (=~ AUS$ 396)
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.
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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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