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ST370 - Kolwezite Pseudomorphs on Cobaltian Calcite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 2 cm


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Kolwezite Pseudomorphs on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST370a.jpg] Kolwezite Pseudomorphs on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST370b.jpg] Kolwezite Pseudomorphs on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST370c.jpg]

Angular deep green crystals of Kolwezite pseudomorphs (possibly after Cuprite) on crystals of reddish pink Cobaltoan Calcite. A beautiful and colorful combination specimen. Sawcut on back.


ST369 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 1156)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 11.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST369a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST369b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST369c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST369d.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST369e.jpg]

Large, gemmy pink crystals of Cobaltian Calcite. These large scalenohedral crystals are the type that make Cobaltian Calcite from this area world famous and are hard to find. The main crystal is 2.7cm and perfect, as are the other crystals with the exception of the crystal below the main crystal which has a cleaved termination. A light dusting of Chrysocolla on the matrix adds even more color to this large, impactful specimen.


ST366 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 11 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST366a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST366b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST366c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST366e.jpg]

Dark olive green Kolwezite atop rhombs of pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. 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. Sawcut on back.


ST371 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST371a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST371b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST371c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST371d.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST371e.jpg]

Dark olive green Kolwezite atop rhombs of pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. 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. Sawcut on back.


ST199 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 10 x 10 x 3 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST199a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST199b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST199c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST199d.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST199e.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop rhombs of pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. 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. Sawcut on back.


ST187 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST187a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST187b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST187c.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop rhombs of pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together. Sawcut on back.


ST373 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 2 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST373a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST373b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST373c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST373d.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. This is the top color for Cobaltian Calcite. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together. Sawcut on back.


ST374 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8.7 x 3.7 x 2 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST374a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST374b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST374c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST374d.jpg]

Dark olive green to yellowish green Kolwezite atop vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite. 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. Sawcut on back.


ST375 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST375a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST375b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST375c.jpg]

Dark olive green spherical cluster of Kolwezite atop bright pink Cobaltoan Calcite. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together. Sawcut on back.


ST377 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST377a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST377b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST377c.jpg]

Dark olive green rounded mass of Kolwezite atop reddish pink Cobaltoan Calcite. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together. Sawcut on back.


ST379 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm


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Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST379a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST379b.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST379c.jpg]

Groups of bladed Malachite crystals atop vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite. Bright and colorful combination specimen. Sawcut on back.


ST368 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm


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Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST368a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST368c.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST368d.jpg]

Fine quality clusters of green Malachite on reddish pink Cobaltoan Calcite. A beautiful, colorful display piece. Sawcut on back.


ST380 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 90 (=~ CAN$ 116)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 1.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST380a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST380b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST380c.jpg]

Dark olive green spherical cluster of Kolwezite atop purple pink Cobaltoan Calcite. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together. Sawcut on back.


D649 - Mimetite with Calcite $ 60 (=~ CAN$ 77)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D649a.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D649b.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D649c.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D649d.jpg]

Satiny spheres and botryoidal growths of yellow and yellowbrown Mimetite and clear Calcite crystals on a reddish brown limonite matrix. Loads of great crystals lining a vug on the front face of the specimen with larger Mimetite along the right side. Very aesthetic example from this find. Recently mined in 2020 in Santa Eulalia.


ST400 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 835)
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST400a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST400c.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST400b.jpg]

Intense, deep green Smithsonite from the 79 Mine. The Cuprian Smithsonite fromt eh 79 Mine has some of the best green color from anywhere and this is a great wxample of that quality. Thick undamaged layers of satiny, translucent Smithsonite covering matrix. The color is a rich, deep green that grades to a more apple green on the far right side.

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