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AU648 - Tourmaline on Quartz $ 500
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au648a.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au648b.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au648c.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au648d.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au648e.jpg]

Four Tourmaline crystals attached to a transparent single Quartz crystal. Three Tourmaline rise up from behind the Quartz crystal and the fourth Tourmaline is inclued within the Quartz crystal. The Tourmaline are terminated and undamaged with darker bodies and transparent green terminations. Highly attractive specimen!


AU650 - Polybasite $ 250
Guanajuato, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au650a.jpg] Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au650b.jpg] Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au650c.jpg] Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au650d.jpg] Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au650e.jpg]

Classic bladed crystal groups of Polybasite with attached Calcite and Chalcopyrite crystals adding color and interest.


AU652 - Copper $ 600
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.7 x 0.6 cm


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Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au652a.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au652b.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au652c.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au652d.jpg]

High quality group of well developed Copper crystals with 'drill bit' form. An excellent thumbnail that is interesting and good both front and back, top to bottom. Undamaged.


AU653 - Pyrite on Hematite $ 1200
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 6 cm


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Pyrite on Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/au653a.jpg] Pyrite on Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/au653b.jpg] Pyrite on Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/au653c.jpg]

Large 6.5cm Pyritohedron of Pyrite on irridescent Hematite crystals. A large and highly showy example from the classic European locality. The Pyrite crystal is complete all around though the backside has a bit of damage and attached Hematite crystals.


AU654 - Lazulite with Quartz $ 240
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Lazulite with Quartz from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/au654a.jpg] Lazulite with Quartz from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/au654b.jpg] Lazulite with Quartz from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/au654c.jpg]

Deep blue Lazulite crystals with transparent Quartz crystals from this well known and remote phosphate locality in the Yukon. This piece is loaded with crystals with individual Lazulites to 1cm in size.


AU655 - Leitite $ 200
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm


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Leitite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au655a.jpg] Leitite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au655b.jpg]

Specimen of pearly white crystalline Leitite, a Tsumeb rarity.


AU656 - Cuprite with Copper $ 400
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


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Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au656a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au656b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au656c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au656d.jpg]

Copper crystals on large, octahedral Cuprite crystals from Bisbee. The dominant top Cuprite crystal is 1.5cm in size.


AU708 - Mimetite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au708a.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au708b.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au708c.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au708d.jpg]

Two thick, glossy yellow Mimetite crystals from Tsumeb. The larger crystal is doubly-terminated. Both are translucent, fine and undamaged.


AU709 - Allophane ps. Azurite $ 225
Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Allophane ps. Azurite from Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au709a.jpg] Allophane ps. Azurite from Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au709b.jpg] Allophane ps. Azurite from Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au709c.jpg] Allophane ps. Azurite from Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au709d.jpg]

Complete, doubly-terminated crystal of Allophane that has pseodomorphed after Azurite. Sharp and undamaged, good on both sides.


AU710 - Stephanite $ 750
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Stephanite from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/au710a.jpg] Stephanite from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/au710b.jpg] Stephanite from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/au710c.jpg] Stephanite from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/au710d.jpg] Stephanite from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/au710e.jpg]

Cluster of dark, silvery meatallic Stephanite crystals without matrix. Excellent crystals all around.


AU712 - Marcasite in Calcite $ 100
Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm


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Marcasite in Calcite from Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/au712a.jpg] Marcasite in Calcite from Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/au712b.jpg] Marcasite in Calcite from Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/au712c.jpg]

Transparent rhomb of Calcite filled with oriented, needle-like Marcasite crystals.


AU713 - Bornite on Calcite $ 400
Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Bornite on Calcite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/au713a.jpg] Bornite on Calcite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/au713b.jpg] Bornite on Calcite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/au713c.jpg] Bornite on Calcite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/au713d.jpg]

Fine thumbnail featuring a superb single Bornite crystal 1.8cm in size. The Bornite is unusually sharp and well formed with a slight blueish irridescent patina. There is one shallow chip but it's in overall great condition. Bornite from this locale are considered the world's best and this is a great one in the large thumbnail/toenail size.


AU717 - Liebigite $ 450
Schwartzwalder Mine (Ralston Creek Mine), Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Liebigite from Schwartzwalder Mine (Ralston Creek Mine), Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/au717a.jpg] Liebigite from Schwartzwalder Mine (Ralston Creek Mine), Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/au717b.jpg] Liebigite from Schwartzwalder Mine (Ralston Creek Mine), Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/au717c.jpg] Liebigite from Schwartzwalder Mine (Ralston Creek Mine), Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/au717d.jpg]

Single crystal of translucent yellow Liebigite. Bright, almost neon yellow in color. Complete all around and undamaged. Rarely available USA classic.


AU719 - Xenotime $ 180
Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Xenotime from Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au719a.jpg] Xenotime from Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au719b.jpg] Xenotime from Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au719c.jpg] Xenotime from Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au719d.jpg]

Fine single Xenotime crystal. Well terminated and translucent brown with transparency at the tip.


AU720 - Pyrosmaltite $ 90
Nordmark, Varmland, Sweden
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Pyrosmaltite from Nordmark, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/au720a.jpg] Pyrosmaltite from Nordmark, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/au720b.jpg] Pyrosmaltite from Nordmark, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/au720c.jpg]

Small, well formed tan hexagonal crystals of Pyrosmaltite on matrix. The old label notes mica and a white unknown as also present. A rarity.
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