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ST648 - Montebrasite with Albite $ 750
Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 3.2 x 2 cm


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Montebrasite with Albite from Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST648a.jpg] Montebrasite with Albite from Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST648b.jpg] Montebrasite with Albite from Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST648c.jpg] Montebrasite with Albite from Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST648d.jpg]

Blocky, gemmy crystal of Montebrasite with attached Albite. A beautiful well formed crystal of this rare species that has good color and is complete all around. There is a bit a roughness on the left edge where some Albite grew, otherwise it has smooth flat faces all around. A really nice gem crystal. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST652 - Lorenzenite $ 350
Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Lorenzenite from Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST652a.jpg] Lorenzenite from Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST652b.jpg] Lorenzenite from Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST652c.jpg] Lorenzenite from Lovozero Mtns., Kola Peninsula, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST652e.jpg]

Doubly terminated single crystal of Lorenzenite in matrix. The crystal is 2.3cm and undamaged. Lorenzenite is a rare sodium titanium silicate mineral. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection from the Fersman Mineralogical Museum.


ST654 - Sturmanite $ 220
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654a.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654b.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654c.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654d.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ST654e.jpg]

Translucent yellow Sturmanite crystls to 9mm wide on matrix. Undamaged.Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.Purchased in 2008 from Mineral Classics and comes with a Wendell Minerals label.


ST669 - Dioptase $ 400
Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669a.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669b.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669c.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669d.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669e.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669h.jpg]

Isolated and clustered Dioptase crystals to 5mm on matrix with Duftite, Brochantite, and Chrysocolla. This is an excellent example from an uncommon locality for Dioptase. Clean and undamaged. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, self collected by Erich in 2001.


ST657 - Lazurite $ 450
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST657a.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST657b.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST657c.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST657d.jpg]

Two crystals of Lazurite in a white marble matrix. The crystals are sharply formed and reach 2cm in size. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST659 - Dioptase $ 120
Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST659a.jpg] Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST659c.jpg] Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST659d.jpg] Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST659f.jpg]

Shallow Calcite lined vug loaded with bright Diioptase crystals. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST582 - Cubanite $ 1800
Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST582a.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST582b.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST582c.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/st582.mp4]

Twinned crystals of Cubanite on matrix. Any Cubanite is a rarity, but matrix pieces are especially rare. This one has a great twinned crystal 1.2cm wide that is undamaged with bright, brassy metallic luster.


ST587 - Gold $ 350
Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 0.6 cm


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Gold from Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST587a.jpg] Gold from Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST587d.jpg] Gold from Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST587e.jpg] Gold from Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST587g.jpg]

Cut slab of Gold ore showing bright grains of Gold in a matrix of Galena, Chalcopyrite and Quartz. The Quartz zones are richly included with Gold, while the Galena areas show Chalcopyrite of a slightly darker golden color than the Gold.


ST643 - Scheelite with Muscovite $ 250
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


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Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643a.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643b.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643c.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643d.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643e.jpg]

Octahedral Scheelite crystal, 3.8cm wide, atop a Muscovite covered matrix. The Scheelite shows off dramatically with good color and translucency.


ST733 - Smokey Quartz $ 1200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 600
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 3 cm


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Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733d.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733e.jpg]

Highly unusual scepter-like Quartz formation from Brazil that resembles a tree. The Quartz is medium smokey in color, highly transparent, and has bright glass-like luster. Complete all around and undamaged. A strange and beautiful specimen for a collector of unusual Quartz. Even better in person!


ST723 - Calcite $ 360
Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Calcite from Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/ST723a.jpg] Calcite from Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/ST723b.jpg] Calcite from Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/ST723c.jpg] Calcite from Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/ST723d.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of light yellow transparent Calcite crystals from Norway. The main crystal is 2.5cm wide with stunning form and quality. Undamaged specimen with no matrix.


ST719 - Magnesioaxinite $ 125
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1 x 0.4 cm


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Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST719a.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST719b.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST719c.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST719d.jpg]

Glassy purple/blue single Magnesioaxinite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Complete all around and undamaged. Partially transparent with a bit of Graphite in the bottom. Cute, quality thumbnail.


ST736 - Vanadinite $ 500
Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736a.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736b.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736c.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736d.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736e.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736f.jpg]

Large single, hoppered Vanadinite crystal from the Apex Mine in Mexico. A good sized, impressive crystal that is complete all around and undamaged.


ST752 - Spinel $ 250
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752c.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752d.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752e.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystals from recent finds in Tanzania. The cluster is complete all around has damage only on one edge, otherwise undamaged. Good color, luster and translucency.


ST731 - Mohawkite $ 600
Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Mohawkite from Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST731a.jpg] Mohawkite from Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST731b.jpg] Mohawkite from Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST731d.jpg] Mohawkite from Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST731f.jpg]

Large nugget of Mohawkite, a mixture of Algodonite, Domeykite and arsenic-rich Copper that was first described from this locality. It has been polished on one side to show it's color. This is a solid Mohawkite nugget without matrix, the largest one I have personally seen. Weighs 15.6 ounces!
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121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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