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LL986 - Scheelite with Quartz $ 1250
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
large cabinet - 21 x 12 x 10 cm


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Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986a.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986b.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986c.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986d.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986g.jpg]

Large specimen of translucent Scheelite octahedra and Quartz on Muscovite. The Quartz crystal is 8cm tall. There are two intergrown pristine, deep orange Scheelite on the right side to 4cm wide. There are Scheelite crystals around the base of the Quartz crystal and also crystalline, flat lying Scheelite covering the Muscovite behind the Quartz crystal. Slight chipping on the Quartz and also on the Scheelite crystal on the edge of the specimen to the left of the Quartz. A large and showy Scheelite specimen.


ST156 - Vesuvianite $ 150
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST156a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST156b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST156c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST156d.jpg]

Double-terminated, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals to 2.7cm on the solid matrix of intergrown Vesuvianite crystals. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST116 - Tourmaline $ 60
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 4.1 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST116a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST116b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST116c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and undamaged. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. Excellent quality Tourmaline.


ST132 - Barite $ 500
Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy
cabinet - 12.5 x 9 x 6 cm


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Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132a.jpg] Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132b.jpg] Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132c.jpg] Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132d.jpg] Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132h.jpg]

Intergrown transparent to translucent Barite crystals. Thin tabular, intergrown crystals without matrix. Older specimen that comes with a Seibels Mineral label.


MS23 - Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite $ 1200
Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 9 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23d.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23e.jpg]

Colorful specimen of pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals on blue Plancheite. The Calcites are translucent to transparent scalenohedrons including some double terminated crystals to 2.2cm.


LL978 - Bournonite $ 125
Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978d.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978e.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978f.jpg]

Large single Bournonite crystal 3.5cm wide from recent finds in Bolivia. The Bournonite crystal has a dark patina and classic 'cogwheel' form. Complete and perfect with some edge chipping. Presents perfectly on a small amount of matrix. The matrix is covered by tiny Quartz crystals and shiny Pyrite crystals making it visually excity from any side.


LL980 - Bournonite $ 125
Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL980a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL980b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL980c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL980d.jpg]

Intergrown pair of Bournonite crystals from recent finds in Bolivia. The Bournonite crystals has a dark patina and classic 'cogwheel' form. A floater with no points of contact, complete all around and perfect except for a chip on the small crystal.


LL981 - Bournonite $ 225
Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981d.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981e.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981c.jpg]

cluster of 3 large, thick Bournonite crystals from recent finds in Bolivia. The Bournonite crystals an irridescent golden patina and classic 'cogwheel' form. Pristine specimen with a small amount of matrix attached to the back.


LL943 - Tourmaline $ 50
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 3.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL943a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL943b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL943c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Steeply terminated, complete crystal. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. High quality Tourmaline.


LL955 - Tourmaline $ 50
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.6 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL955a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL955b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL955c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Steeply terminated, complete crystal. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. High quality Tourmaline.


ST108 - Natrolite $ 50
San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Natrolite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST108a.jpg] Natrolite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST108b.jpg] Natrolite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST108c.jpg] Natrolite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST108d.jpg]

Intergrown pair of transparent Natrolite crystals. Found at either the Benitoite Gem Mine or nearby outcrops. A quality, undamaged thumbnail from the Chuck Trantham collection.


ST130 - Barite $ 1250
Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
cabinet - 13 x 11 x 9 cm


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Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST130a.jpg] Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST130b.jpg] Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST130c.jpg] Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST130e.jpg] Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST130g.jpg]

Large, aesthetic cluster of blue Barite on matrix. The Barite is translucent to transparent and composed of thin bladed crystals grouped together forming and attractive cluster, complete on all sides. One blade has chipping, otherwise it's perfect all around.


LL964 - Azurite with Malachite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL964a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL964b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL964c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL964d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL964e.jpg]

Fine quality Azurite crystals attached to a small amount of matrix. Crytallized all around and undamaged with added color from small crystals of Malachite.


LL973 - Azurite with Malachite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL973a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL973b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL973c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL973d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL973e.jpg]

Fine quality Azurite crystals with Malachite. Crytallized all around and undamaged. Excellent quality, thick blocky crystals.


ST127 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST127a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST127b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST127c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST127d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of curving, translucent Prehnite crystals from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. These blue Prehnite are much less common than the yellow Prehnite and also display an interesting color change showing a different hue of blue between incandescent lighting and natural sunlight. A fine example of this type with some attached Graphite on the backside.
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97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
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