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TR103 - Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz $ 6000
Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103a.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103b.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103c.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103d.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103e.jpg]

Cluster of transparent green Tourmaline crystals, a 3.2cm Topaz crystal, Muscovite, and lots bright yellow Stibiotantalite. This is one of the richest Stibiotantalite specimens I've seen, which by itself would be special. But the association of the gemmy Tourmaline crystals and the Topaz makes this a real stunner. Undamaged. It has also not been professionally cleaned, which could further enhance it's beauty.


TR105 - Benitoite $ 4500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/tr105a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/tr105b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/tr105c.jpg]

Two deep blue Benitoite crystals on white Natrolite over a schist matrix. Stunning example with a large 2.8cm crystal and a smaller 1cm crystal in front. Undamaged and hard to find specimen.


M674 - Argyrodite $ 450
Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
miniature - 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Argyrodite from Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M674a.jpg] Argyrodite from Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M674b.jpg] Argyrodite from Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M674c.jpg] Argyrodite from Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/M674d.jpg]

Dark, slightly irridescent blue Argyrodite over Pyrite. Ex. Philadelphia Academy and William Vaux collections. Rare, historic Argyrodite specimen. Argyrodite is one the rarest of the silver species, a germanium containing silver sulfide.


M681 - Apatite on Quartz $ 600
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/M681a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/M681b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/M681c.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/M681d.jpg]

Cluster of 3 glassy blue Apatite crystals on a partial Quartz crystal.


M699 - Malachite $ 450
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
cabinet - 12.5 x 8 x 7 cm


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Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699a.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699b.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699c.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699d.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699e.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699f.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/M699g.jpg]

Group of 3 intergrown Malachite stalactites. Great form and a very interesting, appealing piece. Everyone I've showed it to says it reminds them of something different.


K452 - Prehnite $ 375
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.3 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K452a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K452b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K452c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K452d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K452e.jpg]

Superb bladed crystal group of Prehnite, yellow with a hint of the blue/green color characteristic of the 2019 finds. The front area showed blades of crystals surrounding an inner spherical group of Prehnite and the back shows parallel rows of bladed crystals.


M458 - Copper $ 150
Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1 cm


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Copper from Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M458a.jpg] Copper from Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M458b.jpg] Copper from Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M458c.jpg]

Well formed, quality Copper crystals with a rich patina.


M457 - Galena with Calcite $ 150
Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457a.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457b.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457c.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457d.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457e.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457.mp4]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals with an attached honey-colored Calcite crystal. Old specimen from a classic USA locality.


M702 - Tsavorite $ 325
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702d.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with good color. Nearly a floater with a couple indentations, contacts with lustrous glassy faces. It's not perfect, but for the size and color it's a good value.


M703 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 325
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.4 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703d.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with good color. The main crystal is 2.5cm wide and displays great from the front with small Diopside crystals below. The backside (3rd photo) shows a dimpled surface from growth against Graphite crystals.


K927 - Azurite $ 125
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K927a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K927b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K927c.jpg]

Undamaged single crystal of Azurite that exhibits areas of bright 'electric' blue color. A floater, complete all around crystal from the watercourse pocket.


M559 - Galena $ 75
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559b.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559c.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559d.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559e.jpg]

Though 'just' a Galena, it's a very good thumbnail specimen featuring a mirror lustrous 1.5cm Galena cube set in Galena and Pyrite. Undamaged and displays well.


M462 - Pyrite after Pyrhottite $ 150
Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462a.jpg] Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462b.jpg] Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462c.jpg] Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462d.jpg]

Thin blades of Pyrite that have pseudomorphed after Pyrhottite crystals. Bright and lustrous with a few small Quartz crystals associated.


M731 - Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite $ 150
Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731a.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731b.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731c.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731e.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731f.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731g.jpg]

Green Prehnite and tan Stilbite crystals on a cluster of Laumontite after Anhydrite crystals. Small Calcite crystals are also present. Well crystallized all around.


M688 - Copper $ 150
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688a.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688b.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688c.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688d.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688.mp4]

Well formed, quality Copper crystals with a rich patina. Crystals on the right 'arm' are particularly sharp.

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