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ST238 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 600
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 14.5 x 9 x 3 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST238a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST238b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST238c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST238d.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST238f.jpg]

Dark olive green Kolwezite atop rhombs of pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. There are a few clusters of an earlier generation of botryoidal Kolwezite but the majority is a second generation of slightly lighter green Kolwezite in clusters of angular crystals, possibly pseudomorphs. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful large display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together.


ST237 - Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 200
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 14 x 10 x 6 cm


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Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST237a.jpg] Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST237d.jpg] Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST237f.jpg] Heterogenite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST237h.jpg]

Black Hererogenite with crystals of pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite). A large specimen that would provide a big slpash of pink in any showcase. 


ST239 - Malachite stalactites $ 300
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 6 cm


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Malachite stalactites from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST239a.jpg] Malachite stalactites from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST239b.jpg] Malachite stalactites from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST239c.jpg] Malachite stalactites from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST239d.jpg]

Long, shimmering stalactites of Malachite on a matrix of solid botryoidal Malachite. Wild looking Congo classic.


ST265 - Cuprite on Malachite with Chrysocolla $ 450
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 11 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Cuprite on Malachite with Chrysocolla from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST265a.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite with Chrysocolla from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST265d.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite with Chrysocolla from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST265f.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite with Chrysocolla from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST265g.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite with Chrysocolla from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST265h.jpg]

Large fan-shaped cluster of velvety green Malachite atop a matrix of fibrous Malachite intergrown with blue Chrysocolla. There are 5 crystals of octahedral Cuprite attached to the fan-shaped formation of Malachite. Unusual and colorful.


ST362 - Quartz (lab grown) $ 150
USA
large cabinet - 17.5 x 12 x 0.8 cm


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Quartz (lab grown) from USA [db_pics/pics/ST362a.jpg] Quartz (lab grown) from USA [db_pics/pics/ST362b.jpg] Quartz (lab grown) from USA [db_pics/pics/ST362c.jpg] Quartz (lab grown) from USA [db_pics/pics/ST362d.jpg] Quartz (lab grown) from USA [db_pics/pics/ST362e.jpg] Quartz (lab grown) from USA [db_pics/pics/ST362f.jpg]

Long, slender crystal of laboratory grown Quartz.  This came from an old collection that had lots of 1980s era specimens, though the exact date of when it was grown is unknown but likely dates back to the 1950s when these were grown for the telecommunications industry.  It's water clear and pristine with dimpled/wavy surfaces over the prism faces and flat, glassy termination faces.  These were grown between two metal pins and each tip has a small indentation cuased by the pins.  Rare historic specimen.


ST172 - Datolite $ 150
Russian River, north of Cloverdale, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 4 cm


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Datolite from Russian River, north of Cloverdale, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST172a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, north of Cloverdale, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST172b.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, north of Cloverdale, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST172c.jpg]

Glassy white Datolite crystals on matrix. Found by a friend while prospecting in this area known for Jadeite and Rosenhahnite crystals. These were found in a single boulder that was excavated during construction work on Highway 101. This boulder produced what are considered Californias's best Datolite. Individual crystals on this specimen reach 7mm in size and are translucent to transparent. Superb piece for a California suite of minerals.


ST358 - Uranomicrolite halos in Quartz with Tourmaline $ 450
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Uranomicrolite halos in Quartz with Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST358a.jpg] Uranomicrolite halos in Quartz with Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST358b.jpg] Uranomicrolite halos in Quartz with Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST358c.jpg] Uranomicrolite halos in Quartz with Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST358d.jpg] Uranomicrolite halos in Quartz with Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST358.mp4]

Smokey Quartz cluster on Microcline with a terminated green Tourmaline crystal projecting out near the base of the Quartz. The Quartz have an unusual and intersting 'spotted' appearance due to radiation halos from Uranomicrolite. There are also Tourmaline included within the Quartz. Ex. Cal Graeber collection with his number on back.  Cal used to work with Bill Larson when he owned the mine and is a true San diego county expert.  The fact that he kept this specimen in his collection speaks for it's rarity and quality.


ST360 - Tourmaline $ 1800
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360c.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360d.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360.mp4]

Large, dark green single Tourmaline crystal from recent production at this famous 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 fat, somewhat tabular crystal in an anomaly. Though dark, it is transparent facet grade throughout with a more greenish brown at the upper third and a bright pure green in the lower two thirds. There is a bit of edge chipping along the sides, it's complete all around, and has a perfect termination. Weighs a hefty 153 grams.


ST113 - Tourmaline $ 50
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.3 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST113a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST113b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST113c.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.


ST114 - Tourmaline $ 50
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.4 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST114a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST114b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST114c.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.


ST115 - Tourmaline $ 120
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 2.9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST115a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST115b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST115c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and nearly undamaged with just slight edge chipping. 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.


ST117 - Tourmaline $ 50
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.4 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST117a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST117b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST117c.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.


ST118 - Tourmaline $ 60
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.5 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST118a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST118b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST118c.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.


ST359 - Zircon $ 900
Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359a.jpg] Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359b.jpg] Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359c.jpg] Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359d.jpg] Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359.mp4]

Large, deep red complete Zircon crystal from Tanzania, much larger than typical for this locality. It has a steep pyramidal termination and is nicely transparent when backlit.


ST381 - Azurite $ 600
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST381a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST381b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST381c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST381d.jpg]

A 2.8cm double-terminated Azurite crystal sits perfectly for display atop a small amount of matrix. Complete and undamaged with glassy faces all around and a few smaller crystal scattered around the base. Excellent miniature.
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