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MK450 - Barite on Quartz $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China
cabinet - 13.5 x 10.5 x 7.5 cm


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Barite on Quartz from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/mk450a.jpg] Barite on Quartz from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/mk450b.jpg] Barite on Quartz from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/mk450c.jpg] Barite on Quartz from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/mk450d.jpg]

Stunning large single Barite crystal atop Quartz crystals from China. This highly sculptural specimen features an impressive 10.5cm wide single Barite crystal atop a flat plate of Quartz crystals with elongated Quartz crystals projecting out both sides of the plate. Both sides of the barite crystal are pictured.


LV399 - Calcite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 13 x 11.5 x 9 cm


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Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399a.jpg] Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399b.jpg] Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399c.jpg] Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399d.jpg]

Coral-like mound of white Calcite crystals from the Juanita Mine in New Mexico. The Juanita Mine was an old lead and zinc mine that closed in 1937 and was the oldest claim in the Kelly region. The Calcite is fluorescent (greenish yellow).


MK459 - Anglesite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 964)
Touissit, Oujda-Angag Prov., Morocco
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 1.3 cm


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Anglesite from Touissit, Oujda-Angag Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk459a.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Oujda-Angag Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk459b.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Oujda-Angag Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk459c.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Oujda-Angag Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk459d.jpg]

Large single Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco. Translucent with transparent areas and a light yellow coloration. Well crystallized on both sides with one edge chip otherwise remarkably perfect all around. Both sides shown.


MK461 - Smithsonite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 360)
Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk461a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk461b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk461c.jpg]

Satiny, translucent Smithsonite from the Kelly Mine. Bright sky blue coloration. Sawcut on back and bottom, ex. James Ahl collection.


MK462 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 3000 (=~ CAN$ 3855)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk462a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk462b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk462c.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk462d.jpg]

Gorgeous lime green crystals of Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb. The top face is completely covered by translucent, lustrous crystals. The bottom is vuggy with additional good Smithsonite crystals. Ex. Andrew Neely collection.


MK464 - Pyrargyrite $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 161)
Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Pyrargyrite from Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk464a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk464b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk464c.jpg]

Cluster of tall Pyrargyrite crystals found approximately 30-40 years ago in the Colquechaca district in Bolivia. Complete all around and undamaged. Mining at Colquechaca dates back to Spanish colonial times and it is still active today. The locality is known for fine Silver and Silver sulfosalt specimens though not commonly seen for sale.


MK465 - Silver $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 161)
Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm


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Silver from Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk465a.jpg] Silver from Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk465b.jpg] Silver from Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk465c.jpg]

Stout, twisting Silver wire found approximately 30-40 years ago in the Colquechaca district in Bolivia. A beautiful and robust Silver. Mining at Colquechaca dates back to Spanish colonial times and it is still active today. The locality is known for fine Silver and Silver sulfosalt specimens though not commonly seen for sale.


MK466 - Pyrargyrite with Silver $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 161)
Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.9 cm


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Pyrargyrite with Silver from Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk466a.jpg] Pyrargyrite with Silver from Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk466b.jpg] Pyrargyrite with Silver from Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk466c.jpg]

Cluster of tall Pyrargyrite crystals found approximately 30-40 years ago in the Colquechaca district in Bolivia. There is a small mass of Silver wires near the top. Mining at Colquechaca dates back to Spanish colonial times and it is still active today. The locality is known for fine Silver and Silver sulfosalt specimens though not commonly seen for sale.


MK469 - Tellurium $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Lone Pine Mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Tellurium from Lone Pine Mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk469a.jpg] Tellurium from Lone Pine Mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk469b.jpg] Tellurium from Lone Pine Mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk469c.jpg]

Rich specimen of metallic grey native Tellurium in matrix. The Tellurium is present all throughout the specimen.


MK470 - Fluorite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Xia Yang Mine, Quan Shou City, Fujian Prov., China
cabinet - 13 x 12 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from Xia Yang Mine, Quan Shou City, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/mk470a.jpg] Fluorite from Xia Yang Mine, Quan Shou City, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/mk470b.jpg]

Large and colorful specimen of transparent purple Fluorite crystals from China. The crystals are outstanding with beveled form and pleasing medium purple coloration. In excellent condition with a cleaved crystal along the right edge.


MK471 - Chalcocite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 771)
1010 Foot Level, Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 2.2 cm


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Chalcocite from 1010 Foot Level, Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA [db_pics/pics/mk471a.jpg] Chalcocite from 1010 Foot Level, Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA [db_pics/pics/mk471b.jpg] Chalcocite from 1010 Foot Level, Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA [db_pics/pics/mk471c.jpg]

Irridescent metallic blue Chalcocite crystals from the Flambeau Mine. This now closed locality (operated in the mid 1990s) is well know for superb Chalcocite crystals, usually as individual clusters of crystals. This specimen of crystals on a matrix of solid Chalcocite has an appealing and somewhat different look than most.


MK472 - Rhodochrosite $ 2000 (=~ CAN$ 2570)
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Guangxi, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Liubao, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/mk472a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Liubao, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/mk472b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Liubao, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/mk472c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Liubao, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/mk472d.jpg]

Cluster of chunky rhombic Rhodochrosite crystals from the Wutong Mine in China. Individual crystals reach 3cm in size. Good color.


MK478 - Apophyllite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India
cabinet - 9.5 x 4 x 3.2 cm


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Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk478a.jpg] Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk478b.jpg] Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk478c.jpg] Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk478d.jpg]

Pair of spherical clusters of translucent green Apophyllite in a crystal lined vug in basalt.


MK480 - Apophyllite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 9 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm


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Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk480a.jpg] Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk480b.jpg]

Pair of spherical clusters of translucent green Apophyllite in a crystal lined vug in basalt.


MK481 - Apophyllite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450)
Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk481a.jpg] Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk481b.jpg] Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk481c.jpg] Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk481d.jpg]

Intergrown spherical clusters of translucent green Apophyllite in a crystal lined vug in basalt.
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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