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MK292 - Tanzanite $ 225 (=~ ¥ 23292)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 0.9 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292d.jpg]

Bi-color single Tanzanite crystal from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The crystal is gemmy, complete all around with yellow over blue coloration and an interesting stepped termination.


MK293 - Tanzanite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 36232)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293d.jpg]

Crystal of gemmy Tanzanite with Pyrite, Calcite, and Graphite from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The Tanzanite is 1.7cm tall, transparent with a blue and pink color. The termination faces down to the an open pocket of Tanzanite, Calcite, and Pyrite. Uncommon and colorful matrix Tanzanite specimen.


MK294 - Tanzanite $ 175 (=~ ¥ 18116)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 0.7 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk294a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk294b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk294c.jpg]

Tall cluster of gemmy Tanzanite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The crystals are complete all around and undamaged, blue in color, and gemmy.


MK295 - Calcite on Tanzanite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25880)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295a.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295b.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295c.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295d.jpg]

A single gemmy blue Tanzanite crystal partially coated in Calcite from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The crystal has some contacting and a bit attached Graphite on one side but is otherwise perfect. Gemmy and colorful with a nice accent of the white Calcite.


MK296 - Tanzanite $ 275 (=~ ¥ 28468)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296d.jpg]

Cluster of gemmy Tanzanite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The two main crystals reach 2.9cm tall and are well terminated, transparent with a blue color. There is a bit of attached Graphite, Calcite and multiple other smaller crystals.


MK297 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 4750 (=~ ¥ 491719)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297c.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297d.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297e.jpg]

Gemmy purple/blue Tanzanite crystal with attached Prehnite from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The Tanzanite has classic form and is complete all around. It's a natural, unheated crystal with and orange/red coloration when viewed up the C-axis (last photo shows this color, shot with my hand wrapped around the crystal and a light shining up from the bottom). The Prehnite is translucent lemon yellow and forms hemispherical clusters that total 2cm wide. It's rare to find such clean looking Prehnite on Tanzanite specimen. Weighs 28.75 grams.


MK300 - Kunzite $ 980 (=~ ¥ 101449)
Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 1.5 cm


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Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk300a.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk300b.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk300c.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk300d.jpg]

Gem quality pink Kunzite crystal on matrix. Great ridged termination and highly transparent. Complete all around and undamaged.


LV369 - Smithsonite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 41408)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9.3 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV369a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV369b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV369c.jpg]

Light yellowish white Smithsonite crystals on a sulfide matrix from Tsumeb. The crystals have excellent form and reach 1.6cm in size. The crystals are translucent with areas of transparency.


LV354 - Linarite pseudo. Galena $ 200 (=~ ¥ 20704)
Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Linarite pseudo. Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV354a.jpg] Linarite pseudo. Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV354b.jpg] Linarite pseudo. Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV354c.jpg] Linarite pseudo. Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV354d.jpg]

A 3cm wide crystal of Linarite after Galena on matrix. The Linarite has bright 'electic' blue color and is associated with green Brochantite, Anglesite, and Quartz crystals.


LV357 - Smithsonite psuedo. Dolomite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25880)
Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm


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Smithsonite psuedo. Dolomite from Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LV357a.jpg] Smithsonite psuedo. Dolomite from Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LV357b.jpg] Smithsonite psuedo. Dolomite from Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LV357c.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystals clearly evident. Smaller individual Smithsonite crystals are scattered across the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite. Comes with an old Ernie Schlichter label. Beautiful specimen!


MK302 - Silver on Copper $ 3500 (=~ ¥ 362319)
Rockland Mine, Rockland, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Silver on Copper from Rockland Mine, Rockland, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/mk302a.jpg] Silver on Copper from Rockland Mine, Rockland, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/mk302b.jpg] Silver on Copper from Rockland Mine, Rockland, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/mk302c.jpg] Silver on Copper from Rockland Mine, Rockland, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/mk302d.jpg]

Silver crystals on Copper from the Rockland Mine in Michigan. The Silver is well crystallized and sits atop a small amount of Copper. This can be displayed from a variety of angles but I like it how it's shown in the first photo with the large 2.5cm somewhat horizontal Silver crystal facing forward. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


MK303 - Aquamarine with Quartz $ 1500 (=~ ¥ 155280)
Mourne Mountains, County Down, Ireland
miniature - 3.4 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Aquamarine with Quartz from Mourne Mountains, County Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/mk303a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Mourne Mountains, County Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/mk303b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Mourne Mountains, County Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/mk303c.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Mourne Mountains, County Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/mk303d.jpg]

Transparent, double terminated Aqua from the Mourne Mountains in Ireland. This is an excellent Aquamarine from the locality with a highly transprent top zone and attached smokey Quartz crystals. The bottom is also terminated and has a notch where it grew over a smokey Quartz crystal. Ex. Russell McFall, Tim Sherburn collections.


MK304 - Liroconite on Quartz $ 9800 (=~ ¥ 1014493)
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
small cabinet - 6.2 x 5 x 4 cm


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Liroconite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk304a.jpg] Liroconite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk304b.jpg] Liroconite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk304c.jpg] Liroconite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk304d.jpg] Liroconite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk304e.jpg] Liroconite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk304f.jpg]

Good sized and exceptionally rich specimen of Lironconite and Quartz from Cornwall. The Lironconite is present on all sides and the color is outstanding, an intense teal blue. The crystals are good sized and reach up to 1cm wide. The last photo shows a 4cm terminated Quartz crystal with an isolated 9mm Lironconite attached (along with other Lironconite). An adventurous trimmer could likely turn this into 2-3 good specimens, including one with the terminated Quartz crystal, but I like it as is for it's richness and size. Liroconite is a rare copper species with the best specimens found at this mine, which is also the type locality for the species. Wheal Gorland began operation in 1792 and the best Liroconite specimens were found in the mid 1800s. The combination of rarity and beauty keep these in high demand and they are only rarely available for sale.


MK305 - Chambersite $ 225 (=~ ¥ 23292)
Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.65 x 0.65 x 0.65 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/mk305a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/mk305b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. Translucent 'Amethyst' purple in color with flat, truncated tips. There is a small natural notch in one side and has good luster. Collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Comes with a small second  "bonus" crystal 0.25cm in size.


LV379 - Rhodochrosite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15528)
Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Peru
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Peru [db_pics/pics/LV379a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Peru [db_pics/pics/LV379b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Peru [db_pics/pics/LV379c.jpg]

Mounds of pink rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals from the Manuelita Mine in Peru.

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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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