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LL986 - Scheelite with Quartz $ 1250
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
large cabinet - 21 x 12 x 10 cm


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Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986a.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986b.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986c.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986d.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986g.jpg]

Large specimen of translucent Scheelite octahedra and Quartz on Muscovite. The Quartz crystal is 8cm tall. There are two intergrown pristine, deep orange Scheelite on the right side to 4cm wide. There are Scheelite crystals around the base of the Quartz crystal and also crystalline, flat lying Scheelite covering the Muscovite behind the Quartz crystal. Slight chipping on the Quartz and also on the Scheelite crystal on the edge of the specimen to the left of the Quartz. A large and showy Scheelite specimen.


ST116 - Tourmaline $ 60
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 4.1 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST116a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST116b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST116c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and undamaged. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. Excellent quality Tourmaline.


MS23 - Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite $ 1200
Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 9 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23d.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23e.jpg]

Colorful specimen of pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals on blue Plancheite. The Calcites are translucent to transparent scalenohedrons including some double terminated crystals to 2.2cm.


LL978 - Bournonite $ 125 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 62
Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978d.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978e.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978f.jpg]

Large single Bournonite crystal 3.5cm wide from recent finds in Bolivia. The Bournonite crystal has a dark patina and classic 'cogwheel' form. Complete and perfect with some edge chipping. Presents perfectly on a small amount of matrix. The matrix is covered by tiny Quartz crystals and shiny Pyrite crystals making it visually excity from any side.


LL980 - Bournonite $ 125
Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL980a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL980b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL980c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL980d.jpg]

Intergrown pair of Bournonite crystals from recent finds in Bolivia. The Bournonite crystals has a dark patina and classic 'cogwheel' form. A floater with no points of contact, complete all around and perfect except for a chip on the small crystal.


LL981 - Bournonite $ 225
Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981d.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981e.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981c.jpg]

cluster of 3 large, thick Bournonite crystals from recent finds in Bolivia. The Bournonite crystals an irridescent golden patina and classic 'cogwheel' form. Pristine specimen with a small amount of matrix attached to the back.


LL955 - Tourmaline $ 50
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.6 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL955a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL955b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL955c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Steeply terminated, complete crystal. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. High quality Tourmaline.


ST130 - Barite $ 1250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 625
Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
cabinet - 13 x 11 x 9 cm


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Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST130a.jpg] Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST130b.jpg] Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST130c.jpg] Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST130e.jpg] Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST130g.jpg]

Large, aesthetic cluster of blue Barite on matrix. The Barite is translucent to transparent and composed of thin bladed crystals grouped together forming and attractive cluster, complete on all sides. One blade has chipping, otherwise it's perfect all around.


LL964 - Azurite with Malachite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL964a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL964b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL964c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL964d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL964e.jpg]

Fine quality Azurite crystals attached to a small amount of matrix. Crytallized all around and undamaged with added color from small crystals of Malachite.


LL973 - Azurite with Malachite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL973a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL973b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL973c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL973d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL973e.jpg]

Fine quality Azurite crystals with Malachite. Crytallized all around and undamaged. Excellent quality, thick blocky crystals.


ST220 - Dravite $ 150
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST220a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST220b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST220c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST220d.jpg]

Glassy gem quality Dravite crystal from Mwajanga. Complete all around and transparent. Superb example from this find.


ST227 - Tanzanite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST227a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST227b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST227c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST227e.jpg]

Multi-colored Tanzanite crystal with a yellow over purple/blue color displayed from the front wide face. A red color is visible up the C-axis, and you can even see flashes of red reflected out the front face when lit from below (last photo). Complete and undamaged and weighs 6.87 grams.


ST213 - Wulfenite $ 650
Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST213a.jpg] Wulfenite from Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST213b.jpg] Wulfenite from Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST213c.jpg] Wulfenite from Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST213f.jpg]

Cluster of large, wafer-like crystals of Wulfenite typical for this mine. The crystals are translucent and reach 3.5cm in size and have coatings of Calcite crystals on the backsides. This is from a collection from the 1980s and 1990s time frame and had an old label showing a price of $800.


ST221 - Aurichalcite, Rosasite $ 275 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 138
Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Aurichalcite, Rosasite from Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST221a.jpg] Aurichalcite, Rosasite from Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST221c.jpg] Aurichalcite, Rosasite from Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST221d.jpg] Aurichalcite, Rosasite from Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST221e.jpg]

Spheres of blue Rosasite atop spikey crystals of green Aurichalcite.


ST234 - Bayldonite on/after Mimetite $ 500
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Bayldonite on/after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST234a.jpg] Bayldonite on/after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST234b.jpg] Bayldonite on/after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST234c.jpg]

An old classic Tsumeb specimen of green Bayldonite on or partially pseudomorphing elongated, hexagonal Mimetite crystals. These were found in the 1st oxidation zone that dates to the late 1800s to early 1900s.
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