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ST192 - Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz $ 300
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192d.jpg]

Unusual finger-like formations of pink Cobaltoan Calcite in a Quartz crystal lined vug. The individual crystal aggregates rach 8mm tall.


ST189 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 350
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189d.jpg]

Dark olive green Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The Kolwezite forms a superb 'pinwheel' formation 1.3cm wide. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species.


ST268 - Pyromorphite $ 1250
Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268f.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268g.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268j.jpg]

Beautiful cluster of two generations of Pyromorphite. The first generation in comprised of larger orange crystals of arsenian Pyromorphite with crystals to 1.5cm upon which grew very bright, lustrous yellow to green Pyromorphite.


ST271 - Wulfenite $ 950
Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271a.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271b.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271c.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271d.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271e.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271f.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271.mp4]

Translucent, tabular orange Wulfenite crystals to 2.1cm in size on a dark matrix. A showy example of a less common style from this prolific locality.


ST270 - Adamite $ 1250
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5 x 3.3 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270d.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270f.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270.mp4]

Vivid yellow to yellow/green 'pinwheel' crystal clusters on Limonite. Beautiful color.


ST264 - Tourmaline in Morganite $ 475
Kunar, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.7 x 4.8 x 3 cm


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Tourmaline in Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST264a.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST264b.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST264c.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST264e.jpg]

Glassy, transparent pink Beryl var. Morganite with minor attached Albite. There are two Tourmaline crystals to 1cm included near a top face, and other Tourmaline crystals sticking out of the Albite along the bottom and into the Morganite. Complete and undamaged.


ST242 - Spinel $ 150
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 1.7 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST242a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST242c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST242d.jpg]

An 8mm spinel-twinned crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete and gemmy triangular crystal with other small crystals in various areas of the matrix.


ST243 - Spinel $ 500
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 3.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243d.jpg]

An 1.5cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency.


ST245 - Spinel $ 400
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245c.jpg]

An 1.2cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency (like glass inside, you could cut gems).


ST253 - Sphene (Titanite) $ 250
Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


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Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253a.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253b.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253c.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253d.jpg]

Two twinned Sphene crystals on a small matrix forming a superb and uncommon thumbnail. The largest crystal is 1.5cm and both are sharp and glassy. Complete all around and undamaged and could be displayed in a number of directions.


ST246 - Platinum $ 1500
Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST246a.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST246b.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST246c.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST246d.jpg]

Intergrown cubic platinum crystals from the famous and now closed Konder platinum deposit. These are two complete intergrown crystals with good form. Single cubes are the norm and these intergrown clusters have more appeal. These are no longer being found. Weighs 1.9 grams.


ST278 - Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz $ 500
Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 6.5 cm


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Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278a.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278b.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278c.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278e.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278h.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278i.jpg]

Large double-terminated Quartz crystal with a variety of inclusions including blue Dumortierite and bladed crystals of Hematite. Purchased at the 2021 Tucson show from a large lot of recently mined Quartz from this locality, this was one of only two crystals available with these interesting banded clay (?) inclusions. There is a blue band of Dumortierite through the center with tan colored inclusions in one termination and black metallic Hematite in both terminations. There is a little bit of contacting from other crystals around the center but in good condition overall. Unusual Quartz for a Quartz collector.


ST226 - Lazulite $ 120
Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226a.jpg] Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226b.jpg] Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226c.jpg]

Sharp single crystal with good blue color and attached micro Pyrite.


ST228 - Cuprite $ 250
Rubtsovsk Mine, Altai Krai, Russia
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 2 cm


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Cuprite from Rubtsovsk Mine, Altai Krai, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST228a.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovsk Mine, Altai Krai, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST228b.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovsk Mine, Altai Krai, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST228c.jpg]

Equant single octahedral Cuprite crystal from the Rubtsovsk Mine. Slightly translucent and complete with just one small area of chipping, otherwise perfect all around.


ST282 - Woodhouseite $ 200
Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 6 cm


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Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282a.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282b.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282c.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282d.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282e.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282f.jpg]

Rich specimen with numerous crystals of the uncommon mineral Woodhouseite. The best crystal is a pristine yellow/tan crystal 4.5mm in size well protected in a vug.
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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
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

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