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M400 - Barite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 528)
Frizington, Cumberland, England
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 7 cm


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Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M400a.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M400b.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M400c.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M400d.jpg]

Old timer Barite specimen with large crystals to 5.5cm on matrix. The crystals are highly lustrous and undamaged except for the edge of the back crystal.


M452 - Copper $ 575 (=~ AUS$ 759)
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2 cm


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Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M452a.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M452b.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M452c.jpg]

Aesthetic Copper specimen with a 3.8cm crystal atop smaller crystals of Copper.


M453 - Rhodochrosite on quartz $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453c.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453d.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453e.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453g.jpg]

Deep pink crystals of Rhodochrosite on drusy Quartz crystals. Main Rhodo crystal is 2cm in size. Some of the drusy Quartz formed as casts after a now gone mineral.


M454 - Wulfenite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454d.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454.mp4]

Pair of large, translucent Wulfenite crystals on a matrix covered by small glassy Calcite crystals. Wulfenite crystals reach 2.5cm wide. There is a cleave on the left edge of the main crystal, otherwise specimen is undamaged. Highly aesthetic miniature with a better orange color than most which typically tend towards a more butterscotch color.


M448 - Babingtonite on Prehnite $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 317)
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


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Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448a.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448b.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448c.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448d.jpg]

Cluster of Babingtonite crystals on spheres of green Prehnite from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals are undamaged and sharply formed. It's crystallized all with the contact at the base. No longer being found.


M465 - Ettringite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 528)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465d.jpg]

Cluster of 4 bright lemon yellow Ettringite crystals. Undamaged quality thumbnail from the Kalahari manganese fields.


M463 - Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet $ 140 (=~ AUS$ 185)
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M463a.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M463b.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M463c.jpg]

Interconnected cluster of Hematite psuedomorphs after garnet, all sprinkled with lustrous black cubes of Bixbyite. Undamaged quality thumbnail.


M642 - Diaspore $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces one one 'arm' (other termination incomplete) and gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M644 - Diaspore $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 528)
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m644a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m644b.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces one one 'arm' (other termination incomplete) and gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M650 - Diaspore $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 858)
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 3 x 2.6 x 0.7 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650d.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on one 'arm' (chipping on the other termination), and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight. This is a good sized crystal for the find!


M601 - Shattuckite in Quartz $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 317)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5 x 2 cm


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Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601a.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601b.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601c.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601d.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601e.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601f.jpg]

Bright blue Shattuckite under drusy Quartz from recent finds at Milpillas. There are a few small hemispheres of Shattuckite on top of the Quartz too.


M602 - Quartz scepter (with bubble) $ 275 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Southern Zambia Province, Zambia
small cabinet - 6 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602a.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602b.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602c.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602d.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602e.jpg]

Quartz scepter from recent finds in Zambia. The scepter head has both Amethyst and smokey coloration and also contains a 3-4mm bubble that travels over 1.2cm inside. Undamaged with a rehealed base.


M585 - Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585a.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585b.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585c.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite with attached orange crystals of Wulfenite. This is the only Enlichite I've ever owned, or can recall seeing, that had the associated Wulfenite crystals. Good curving, lustrous Endlichite crystals on all sides, even the bottom.


M605 - Tremolite in Quartz $ 225 (=~ AUS$ 297)
Japan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605a.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605b.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605c.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605d.jpg]

Polished Quartz included by green hair-like Tremolite along the backside.


M509 - Hematite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509a.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509c.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509d.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509e.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509f.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509g.jpg]

Specimen of vuggy Hematite with good lustrous crystals all over, primarily along the top surface and lining the vugs.
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