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LL978 - Bournonite $ 125
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.


ST232 - Anglesite (R) $ 160
Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Anglesite (R) from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST232a.jpg] Anglesite (R) from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST232b.jpg] Anglesite (R) from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST232c.jpg]

Double-terminated Anglesite crystal on matrix. The Anglesite is gemmy and yellow and has been repaired once. A stunning and uncommon thumbnail.


ST202 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 250
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 6 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202e.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202f.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202h.jpg]

Dark green Kolwezite with rhombs of pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The largest individual crystal is 1.8cm in size. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful large display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together.


ST223 - Azurite $ 250
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST223a.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST223b.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST223c.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST223d.jpg]

Open vug filled with large, prismatic crystals of Azurite. The Azurite crystals have great luster and the largest is approximately 2cm tall. Good crystals of Azurite are rare for this locality!
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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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