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J418 - Brookite in Quartz $ 450
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418c.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418d.jpg]

Sharp, water clear Quartz crystals included by Brookite crystals. The main Quartz crystal has both a large 2cm Brookite that rises up off the bottom plus a smaller approximately 8mm Brookite floating in the termination. Fine and undamaged, one of the better examples from this occurrence that I've seen.


J395 - Prehnite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It's undamaged and formed atop a (now gone) Tanzanite crystal and only tiny bits of Tanzanite remain on the base.


J397 - Prehnite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It ahs some contact/rough areas along the rear right side but can be displayed showing nothing but fat, juicy yellow crystals.


J382 - Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite $ 300
Egremont, Cumbria, England
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382a.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382b.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382c.jpg]

Red Hematite matrix with typical black Hematite crystals (both sides) and Quartz crystals (one side). What is uncommon is the presence of Fluorite crystals which occur as transparent cubes of about 3mm.


J383 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 350
Panasquiera, Portugal
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383d.jpg]

Bright, silvery crystals of Arseonpyrite with Quartz crystals. Showy Panasquiera classic in great condition.


J385 - Hematite in Quartz $ 350
Egremont, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385a.jpg] Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385b.jpg] Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385c.jpg]

Highly lustrous Quartz crystals with silvery/black Hematite crystals just under the surface of the Quartz crystals. Undamaged, with old collection numbers attached to the bottom.


J386 - Azurite with Malachite $ 280
Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386c.jpg]

Highly lustrous Azurite crystals, some partially psuedomorphed to Malachite. Besides the main coverage of crystals on top, there are also many vugs of crystals on the sides and bottom. Undamaged old specimen, with old collection number attached to the bottom.


J387 - Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite $ 275
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387a.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387b.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387c.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387d.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387e.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387f.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387.mp4]

Double-terminated twinned Calcite crystal intergrown with highly lustrous Galena crystals all atop Sphalerite. There are some cleavage faces on one termination of the Calcite, but also nice pointed ends that make it not as noticable. The Galena cubes reach 2cm in size and the combination makes for an attractive specimen good when viewed from any angle.


J391 - Brookite in Quartz $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J391a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J391b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J391c.jpg]

Sharp, water clear Quartz crystals included by Brookite crystals. The main Quartz crystal is double-terminated. The Brookite crystals have fine hair-like needles of Rutile extending off the crystal surfaces. Fine and undamaged, one of the better examples from this occurrence that I've seen.


J378 - Apophyllite on Stilbite $ 400
Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India
large cabinet - 17 x 10 x 6 cm


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Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378a.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378b.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378c.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378d.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378e.jpg]

Gemmy green clusters of Apophyllite on white Stilbite from the famous 'Well Pocket' find. The crystals have good transparency and are undamaged. Large, showy specimen.


J376 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 750
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 7.5 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376d.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376e.jpg]

Lustrous metallic Arseonpyrite crystals with large Quartz crystals. This would be a great addition to a Yaogangxian or Chinese collection. Large, showy specimen.


J393 - Chabazite on Prehnite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393a.jpg] Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393b.jpg] Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393c.jpg] Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393d.jpg]

Large translucent yellow Prehnite crystals with attached blue/grey Chabazite crystals. 


C691 - Wulfenite $ 1800
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c691a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c691b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c691c.jpg]

Flat matrix with red/orange Wulfenite crystals to 2cm. Undamaged - I can't find a single chip on any of the crystals. Ex. Jelks collection.


C693 - Liddicoatite $ 2300
Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4.5 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


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Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693d.jpg]

Thick single Liddicoatite crystal with lots of color variation as you move up the crystal, ending in a transparent, colorless 'Achroite' termination. In excellent condition with perfect, glassy termination faces and just a small bit of edge wear on one edge near the base, otherwise complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 50.76 grams.


C694 - Dolomite with Hematite $ 950
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694a.jpg] Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694b.jpg] Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694c.jpg]

Water clear Dolomite crystal with included and attached silvery blades of Hematite. The Brumado mine is best known for Uvite and Magnesite but also produces other really interesting pieces such as pink Topaz, Emeralds, and superb Dolomite. The large Dolomite is twinned and tabular, with the smaller crytals at the base a mixture of both untwinned rhombs and tabular twins. Showy and lustrous, complete all around. The right side is smooth and lustrous but appears to be a cleavage face. Comes mounted on a Lucite stand. Unusual, aesthetic specimen!

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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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