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ST935 - Apophyllite with Stilbite $ 2500 (=~ £ 1999)
Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


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Apophyllite with Stilbite from Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/ST935a.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/ST935c.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/ST935d.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/ST935f.jpg]

Glassy apple-green crystals of Apophyllite in an absurdly aesthetic bow-tie cluster.  This specimen is the epitome of natural art.  The cluster of Apophyllite crystals are perched dramatically atop peach colored Stilbite crystals. In the world of Apophyllite specimens, one in thousand is a bow-tie formation. Of those few, 99 percent have damage of some kind. Do the math, this is a special and rare specimen. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


ST939 - Volkovskite $ 2500 (=~ £ 1999) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1250 (=~ £ 999)
Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
cabinet - 10.5 x 8.5 x 5 cm


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Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/ST939a.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/ST939b.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/ST939c.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/ST939e.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/ST939g.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/ST939h.jpg]

Complete crystal group of the rare mineral Volkovskite from the Boulby Mine in England. This is one of only two known terminated crystal groups collected from a single find made deep in a section of the mine that extends out under the Altlantic ocean. The Volkovskite was found during normal mining operations for potash when the mine machinery stalled when it encountered a mass of the much harder Volkovskite. Because Volkovskite damages mine machinery, the area where it was found is now avoided and it is unclear if anymore will be recovered. This recent find of Volkovskite has set the world standard for the species and this specimen is one of the best. The specimen has crystallized surfaces all around - most were just cleavages (the cleavage structure can be seen on the bottom of this specimen, last photo).


ST927 - Quartz after Anhydrite $ 1250 (=~ £ 999)
Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
small cabinet - 9 x 4 x 3 cm


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Quartz after Anhydrite from Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST927a.jpg] Quartz after Anhydrite from Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST927b.jpg] Quartz after Anhydrite from Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST927c.jpg] Quartz after Anhydrite from Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST927d.jpg] Quartz after Anhydrite from Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST927e.jpg]

Quartz crystals (smokey and Amethyst) replacing a long Anhydrite crystal from Brazil. This rare pseudomorph has alot of character. The shape of the former Anhydrite with Quartz crystals along the edges reminds me of a chain saw blade. Translucent to transparent, pristine with an abundance of life, a truely unique specimen. Comes with an old Ken Roberts label.  Ken is a mineral dealer noted for his high level of taste and aesthetics.


ST929 - Inesite on Quartz $ 1800 (=~ £ 1439)
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Inesite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST929a.jpg] Inesite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST929c.jpg] Inesite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST929g.jpg] Inesite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST929i.jpg] Inesite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST929j.jpg]

Colorful combination specimen of Inesite and associated minerals from the Daye Mine in China. Bright red rosettes of Inesite to 2cm in diameter are attached to clear Quartz crystals (most Inesite has a brown component that this one is lacking). Associated minerals include Pyrite and clear, tabular Apophyllite. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


ST932 - Celadonite in Apophyllite $ 1600 (=~ £ 1279) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 800 (=~ £ 640)
Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Celadonite in Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST932a.jpg] Celadonite in Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST932c.jpg] Celadonite in Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST932d.jpg] Celadonite in Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST932f.jpg] Celadonite in Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST932h.jpg]

Blocky, deep blue/green crystals of Apophyllite from India. Uncommonly high quality example of Apophyllite crystals colored blue/green due to inclusions of Celadonite. Minerals from the Deccan Plateau in India are abundant, but not like this. Pristine, uncommonly rare and aesthetic. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


ST928 - Azurite, Malachite, Arsentsumebite $ 1800 (=~ £ 1439)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Azurite, Malachite, Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST928a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite, Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST928b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite, Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST928f.jpg] Azurite, Malachite, Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST928g.jpg]

Tall, slender crystal of Azurite partially pseudomorphed to Malachite with Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb. The crystal rises up off a 'matrix' of other partial crystals. The Azurite areas have glassy luster while the Malachite has a velvety luster, contributing to a contrast of textures and colors that work exceptionally well together.  A Tsumeb classic... Comes with a couple old labels, including one from Anton Berger (a German mineral dealer who specialized in Tsumeb specimens) and another that shows an old price of $1250.


ST812 - Cerussite on Malachite $ 180 (=~ £ 144)
Rum Jungle, Northern Territories, Australia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.2 x 1.8 cm


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Cerussite on Malachite from Rum Jungle, Northern Territories, Australia [db_pics/pics/ST812a.jpg] Cerussite on Malachite from Rum Jungle, Northern Territories, Australia [db_pics/pics/ST812b.jpg] Cerussite on Malachite from Rum Jungle, Northern Territories, Australia [db_pics/pics/ST812c.jpg] Cerussite on Malachite from Rum Jungle, Northern Territories, Australia [db_pics/pics/ST812d.jpg]

Dozens of Cerussite 'snow flakes' on Malachite from Rum Jungle in Australia. The crystals rach 5mm in size and densely cover the green Malachite. In 1871 a bullock wagon delivering barrels of rum to construction gangs became bogged in jungle terrain near the head waters of the Finnis River. They proceeded to drink the rum in a week long party until they were rescued. The area became known as Rum Jungle.


ST898 - Zeunerite $ 200 (=~ £ 160)
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Zeunerite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/ST898a.jpg] Zeunerite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/ST898c.jpg] Zeunerite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/ST898d.jpg]

Platy green crystals of Zeunerite from the Majuba Hill Mine in Nevada. Good green crystals on both sides of specimen. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST676 - Andradite on Orthoclase $ 200 (=~ £ 160)
Imilchil, Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST676a.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST676c.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST676e.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST676f.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST676g.jpg]

Crystals of brown Andradite on Orthoclase from Morocco. The main crystal is 1.2cm in size and pristine with neat overgrowths of greenish yellow. Steller undamaged specimen.


ST683 - Andradite on Orthoclase $ 225 (=~ £ 180)
Imilchil, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST683a.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST683b.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST683c.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST683d.jpg]

Crystals of brown Andradite on Orthoclase from Morocco. The main crystal is 1.3cm in size and pristine with neat overgrowths of greenish yellow. Displays very well.


SV146 - Almandine $ 200 (=~ £ 160)
Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV146a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV146b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV146d.jpg]

Large deep purple/red Almandine crystal in schist from Alaska. The crystal is 2.6cm wide and translucent in areas. There is some chipping on top and a small nick on the front left, but it is in overall good conditon and displays great.


ST811 - Cylindrite $ 260 (=~ £ 208)
Trinacria Mine, Poopo, Bolivia
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Cylindrite from Trinacria Mine, Poopo, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST811a.jpg] Cylindrite from Trinacria Mine, Poopo, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST811b.jpg] Cylindrite from Trinacria Mine, Poopo, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST811d.jpg] Cylindrite from Trinacria Mine, Poopo, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST811e.jpg]

Exceptionally rich Cylindrite specimen composed almost entirely of spray formations of Cylindrite crystals. The only macro sized crystals of this cylindrical crystal habit in the mineral world. Cylindrite is a sulfosalt mineral containing tin, lead, antimony and iron. This specimen is loaded with crystals, essentially nothing but Cylindrite with Wurtzite present between the crystals. Good from all sides. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


SV142 - Dioptase $ 350 (=~ £ 280)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV142a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV142b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV142c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV142d.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV142e.jpg]

Cluster of Dioptase crystals from the Tsumeb Mine in Namibia. This is an old specimen from the Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection composed of nothing but lustrous Dioptase crystals, most showing areas of transparency. The best crystal is doubly-terminated and 1.5cm long.


SV125 - Tourmaline $ 1800 (=~ £ 1439)
Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.4 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV125a.jpg] Tourmaline from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV125b.jpg] Tourmaline from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV125c.jpg]

Unusual, old Elbaite crystal from Nuristan, Afghanistan. The upper half is water clear and colorless (Achroite) with a green band in the center and a light pink at the base. Pristine and complete with a multi-faceted termination. Comes with a number of old labels, including a Mitchell Gunnell label indicating he acquired it in 1973 from Walt Lidstrom. Weighs 9.38 grams. 


SV126 - Tourmaline $ 750 (=~ £ 600)
Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


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Tourmaline from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV126a.jpg] Tourmaline from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV126b.jpg] Tourmaline from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV126c.jpg] Tourmaline from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV126d.jpg]

An unusual, distinct Elbaite crystal from Nuristan, Afghanistan. The upper half is colorless (Achroite) with a green band in the center and a light pink color at the base. Pristine and complete with a multi-faceted termination. Achroite is rare and one of the hardest types of Tourmaline to find. Weighs 9.55 grams. Ex. Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection.

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