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ST550 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 950
Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/ST550a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/ST550b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/ST550c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/ST550e.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/ST550g.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/ST550h.jpg]

Beautiful Illinois Fluorite specimen with stepped cubic faces on the front and etched surfaces on the backside. Translucent deep purple color with a bright blue outer layer. Small Calcite crystals are attached to the backside.


ST560 - Dioptase $ 500
Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST560a.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST560b.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST560c.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST560d.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST560e.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of large, elongated Dioptase crystals. Undamaged. This is from the Lou Schwartz collection and one of the earlier pieces found at the locality.


ST472 - Dioptase $ 300
Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST472a.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST472b.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST472c.jpg]

Large, elongated single Dioptase crystal. Undamaged, transparent to translucent with attached white Calcite around the base. Exceptional single thumbnail Dioptase.


ST561 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST561a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST561b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST561c.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST561d.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST561e.jpg]

Well isolated Dioptase crystals to 8mm on white rhombic Calcite crystals. There is a second generation of Plancheite (?) or possibly tiny Calcite atop the Dioptase crystals. The label indicates that the mineral on the Dioptase is Plancheite.


ST565 - Calcite on Stibnite $ 400
Henan Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST565a.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST565b.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST565c.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST565e.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST565f.jpg]

White prisms of Calcite forming a crown atop metallic Stibnite crystals. The Calcite crystals cover the backside too. Old specimen purchased at least 20 years ago and held in my collection.


ST551 - Tourmaline $ 600
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST551a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST551b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST551k.jpg]

Large, dark green but transparent single Tourmaline crystal from recent production at the famous St. Anne's mine in Zimbabwe. Tourmaline has been very rare from this mine historically, which has primarily targeted blue Topaz. Most Tourmaline found here occur as small pencil-like crystals and this large crystal in an anomaly. Though dark, it is transparent facet grade green throughout with a more greenish brown color at the termination. There is a bit of edge chipping along one side, otherwise it's complete all around and perfect. Weighs a hefty 50.8 grams.


ST555 - Tourmaline $ 220
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 6.2 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST555a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST555c.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST555d.jpg]

Long, dark green but transparent single Tourmaline crystal from recent production at the famous St. Anne's mine in Zimbabwe. Tourmaline has been very rare from this mine historically, which has primarily targeted blue Topaz. Though dark, it is transparent facet grade throughout with a more greenish brown at the tip and a bright pure green over the rest of the crystal. Complete and undamaged and weighs 4.86 grams.


ST536 - Hematite with Quartz $ 600
Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Hematite with Quartz from Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST536a.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST536b.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST536d.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST536e.jpg]

Stunning Hematite and Quartz specimen from the Buckskin Mountains in Arizona. Mirror lustrous tabular crystals to over 1cm in size associated with clear Quartz crystals and white Albite.


ST537 - Dioptase on Calcite with Wulfenite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Dioptase on Calcite with Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST537a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST537b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST537d.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST537e.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy Dioptase crystals on white rhombic Calcite crystals. There are crystals on both sides of the specimen and on the edges you can see Duftite in the matrix. There is also a partial Wulfenite crystal. Color, classic Tsumeb specimen.


ST563 - Dioptase $ 2000
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.6 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST563a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST563b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST563d.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST563e.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST563g.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST563h.jpg]

Pristine, high quality Dioptase crystals on white rhombic Calcite crystals. The crystals reach 1.4cm in size, many of which are double-terminated, including the largest crystal. This is an old Rock Currier specimen. Fine and undamaged.


ST541 - Spessartine, Quartz on Albite, Microcline $ 350
Newberry Mountains, Clark Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Spessartine, Quartz on Albite, Microcline from Newberry Mountains, Clark Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/ST541a.jpg] Spessartine, Quartz on Albite, Microcline from Newberry Mountains, Clark Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/ST541b.jpg] Spessartine, Quartz on Albite, Microcline from Newberry Mountains, Clark Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/ST541c.jpg] Spessartine, Quartz on Albite, Microcline from Newberry Mountains, Clark Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/ST541d.jpg]

Deep wine red Spessartine crystals on Albite and Microcline. The Spessartine crystals are well distributed and reach 7mm in diameter. Comes with an old label that indicates it was formerly in the Maury Morgenstein collection and collected in 1969. Rare specimen for a Nevada collector.


ST546 - Sulfur in Selenite $ 1800
Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 4 cm


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Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546a.jpg] Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546b.jpg] Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546c.jpg] Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546e.jpg] Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546f.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Sulfur attached and fully included within transparent Gypsum var. Selenite. Sulfur inclusions in Selenite are uncommon and this is an excellent example. See the current issue of Mineralogical Record for an article on this locality.


ST540 - Quartz $ 200
Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.8 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz from Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST540a.jpg] Quartz from Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST540b.jpg] Quartz from Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST540c.jpg] Quartz from Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST540d.jpg]

Quartz crystals colored a bright orange red by Hematite. Undamaged cluster out of an old collection (not from the recent finds).


ST545 - Chrome Tourmaline on Quartz $ 350
Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline on Quartz from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST545a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline on Quartz from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST545b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline on Quartz from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST545c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline on Quartz from Landanai, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST545d.jpg]

Green Dravite Tourmaline crystals on a single clear Quartz crystal from Tanzania. The main Dravite crystal is 1.2cm in size and undamaged. Known as 'Chrome Tourmaline' these are a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite and are uncommon to find attached to a Quartz crystal such as this.


ST543 - Galena on Calcite $ 200
Dal'Negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Galena on Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST543a.jpg] Galena on Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST543b.jpg] Galena on Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST543c.jpg]

Mirror lustrous Galena crystals with lenticular white Calcite. The Galena reach 3cm in size.
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