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J772 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 225
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J772a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J772b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J772c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J772d.jpg]

Spherical crystal groups of orange Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite on matrix. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 7mm long.


J774 - Clinoatacamite $ 290
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J774a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J774b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J774c.jpg]

Selenite and Chrysocolla lined vug with large, robust crystals of dark green Clinoatacamite to 9mm. The Clinoatacamite is especially good on this one. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens. The Lily Mine is now closed.


J775 - Clinoatacamite $ 200
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775d.jpg]

Selenite and Chrysocolla lined vug with large, robust crystals of dark green Clinoatacamite. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens. The Lily Mine is now closed.


J992 - Quartz $ 250
Tarentaise, Savoi, France
miniature - 4 x 2 x 1 cm


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Quartz from Tarentaise, Savoi, France [db_pics/pics/J992a.jpg] Quartz from Tarentaise, Savoi, France [db_pics/pics/J992b.jpg] Quartz from Tarentaise, Savoi, France [db_pics/pics/J992c.jpg] Quartz from Tarentaise, Savoi, France [db_pics/pics/J992d.jpg]

3 Quartz crystals from France, each with unusual form, exceptional luster, and transparency. They all appera to have faden lines. Out of an old collection.


J971 - Hutchinsonite with Pyrite $ 1250
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 2.5 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J971a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J971b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J971c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J971d.jpg]

Pyrite and red crystals of Hutchinsonite on matrix. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 8mm long and contrast nicely with the Pyrite. Undamaged with an even distribution of both species across the front face. About as nice a Hutchinsonite specimen as you could expect and the best one I've ever had.


J974 - Hutchinsonite with Pyrite $ 500
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J974a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J974b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J974c.jpg]

Pyrite and red crystals of Hutchinsonite on matrix. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 6mm long and contrast nicely with the Pyrite. Undamaged with an even distribution of both species across the front face. Top quality.


J995 - Ettringite $ 325
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J995a.jpg] Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J995b.jpg] Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J995c.jpg]

Water clear Calcite crystals and lemon yellow Ettringite crystals on a Manganite matrix.


K135 - Chalcocite $ 350
Redruth, Cornwall, England
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135a.jpg] Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135b.jpg] Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135c.jpg] Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135d.jpg]

Specimen of solid Chalcocite from the classic Cornwall locality. The Chalcocite grew in a narrow seam and where growth allowed, well formed striated crystals to 2cm formed.


K152 - Copper $ 1200
Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
cabinet - 14.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Copper from Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k152a.jpg] Copper from Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k152b.jpg] Copper from Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k152c.jpg] Copper from Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k152d.jpg] Copper from Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k152e.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen with both good crystals and alot of character, looking somewhat like a 'walking copper'. Good sharp crystals and good patina.


K137 - Copper $ 350
Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137a.jpg] Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137b.jpg] Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137d.jpg] Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137f.jpg] Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137g.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen with branches that come together at the top in a mass of very sharp octahedrons of Copper crystals with individuals crystals 7mm wide. Found in 2008 by Bob Barron while metal detecting the lake floor of Lake Superior in about 15 feet of water off Eagle Harbor.


K133 - Clinoatacamite $ 225
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133d.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133e.jpg]

High quality specimen of Clinoatacamite with an isolated crystal group 1.1cm wide atop sparkling drusy Quartz crystals. Good crystals of this rare species. The Lily Mine is now closed.


K143 - Topaz $ 160
Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.7 x 1 cm


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Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/k143a.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/k143b.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/k143c.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/k143d.jpg]

Water-clear single Topaz crystal from the famous Klein Spitzkopje locality. Complete all around and undamaged except for a little chipping on one edge. Clear enough to facet.


K136 - Clinoatacamite $ 425
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k136a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k136b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k136c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k136d.jpg]

High quality specimen of Clinoatacamite with an isolated crystals atop sparkling drusy Quartz crystals. Good crystals of this rare species. The Lily Mine is now closed.


D152 - Prehnite $ 1800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
cabinet - 12.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152e.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152f.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152g.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152h.jpg]

Large, catepillar-like formation of Prehnite crystals. A very interesting specimen for it's unique form, distinct crystals, and coloration (way better than photos - the camera didn't pick up the blue green color well). New finds at Merelani have produced Prehnites with a color I've not seen before, sort of a mixture of both green and blue. This specimen features both typical lemon yellow and the new blue/green colored crystals. While most Prehnites from other parts of the world occur as botryoidal masses or spheres, Merelani produces well formed, distinct crystals, and this specimen is loaded wtih them. It has double-terminated clusters to 5cm and individual crystals to 3cm. There is one small smooth area where it contacted a Calcite crystal, otherwise it's a floater covered by crystals on all sides, with little if any damage. One of the best, if not the best, Merelani Prehnite I've had. Minor Pyrite and Graphite in association.


D154 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 1250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
cabinet - 12.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d154a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d154b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d154c.jpg]

Rare large matrix sized specimen of glassy and transparent Tsavorite crystals (green Grossular), Diopside crystals, and small white crystals of Chabazite (?) on a Graphite crystal covered matrix. This is an uncommon and classic example of many minerals from the Merelani mineral suite, all in one large, colorful specimen.
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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
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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