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D451 - Magnetite $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 161)
Balmat, New York, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Magnetite from Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/D451a.jpg] Magnetite from Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/D451b.jpg] Magnetite from Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/D451c.jpg]

Single cubic Magnetite crystal from the classic USA locality of Balmat. Indivicual faces are not quite flat, each has a very slight pyramidal rise.


D460 - Andradite $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 161)
Copper Mtn., Prince-of-Wales Island, Alaska, USA
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 1 cm


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Andradite from Copper Mtn., Prince-of-Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/D460a.jpg] Andradite from Copper Mtn., Prince-of-Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/D460b.jpg] Andradite from Copper Mtn., Prince-of-Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/D460c.jpg]

Sharp, well formed single Andradite crystal from a locality more well known for it's Epidote. Complete all around and undamaged though contacted n the bottom face where it grew against matrix.


D462 - Quartz with inclusions $ 75 (=~ CAN$ 96)
Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462a.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462b.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462c.jpg]

Black hydrocarbon inclusions inside a transparent, double-terminated Quartz crystal. Fine and undamaged. Prefessionally mounted in a perky box.


D469 - Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite $ 175 (=~ CAN$ 225)
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


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Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D469a.jpg] Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D469b.jpg] Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D469c.jpg] Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D469d.jpg]

Unusual composite specimen of a Chalcocite crystal with a 'veneer' on the front face of Malachite after Azurite. A spray of fibrous Malachite extends off the right side.


D472 - Enargite $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 161)
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472c.jpg]

Cluster of silvery black Enargite crystals with high metallic luster.


D473 - Barite $ 75 (=~ CAN$ 96)
Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.2 cm


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Barite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D473a.jpg] Barite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D473b.jpg] Barite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D473c.jpg]

Transparent golden colored single Barite crystal. Somewhat small in size, it's big in luster and transparency.


D474 - Galena on Pyrite stalactite $ 75 (=~ CAN$ 96)
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1 x 1 cm


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Galena on Pyrite stalactite from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/D474a.jpg] Galena on Pyrite stalactite from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/D474b.jpg] Galena on Pyrite stalactite from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/D474c.jpg] Galena on Pyrite stalactite from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/D474d.jpg]

Two octahedral Galena crystals attached to a long, finger-like stalactite of Pyrite. Highly aesthetic thumbnail.


D529 - Rosasite, Aurichalcite, Calcite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Rosasite, Aurichalcite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D529a.jpg] Rosasite, Aurichalcite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D529b.jpg] Rosasite, Aurichalcite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D529c.jpg] Rosasite, Aurichalcite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D529d.jpg] Rosasite, Aurichalcite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D529e.jpg]

Pearly white rhombs of Calcite atop a vug lined with both Rosasite and Aurichalcite. Fresh and clean, this vug has only been open for a matter of weeks. I particularly like the sprays of Aurichalcite that have been coated by Rosasite.


D488 - Cerussite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D488a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D488b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D488c.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D488d.jpg]

Highly transparent and glassy pair of Cerussite crystalsfrom Tsumeb. Very clean with only a couple small chips.


D486 - Galena with Quartz $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 154)
Butte Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486a.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486b.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486c.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486d.jpg]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals (some skeletal!) associated with Quartz crystals. This came out of an old collection without a label, but have "Butte Co." writtn on the back. It's possibly from the Surcease gold mine. Neat and unusual piece for a California collector.


D487 - Galena $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 154)
Iowa, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487a.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487b.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487c.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487d.jpg]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals from Iowa! A nice stack of cubes. This came out of an old collection with the only 'Iowa' as the locality. Neat and unusual piece for an Iowa mineral collector.


DS2 - Diaspore $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2d.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 both 'arms', complete and undamaged with a point of contact at the bottom of the V where it grew against the matrix. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M349 - Azurite $ 225 (=~ CAN$ 289)
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349c.jpg]

Rosette formations of bright 'electric' blue Azurite crystals on matrix. Stunning and uncommon Arizona thumbnail. There are a couple small spheres of Malachite also present.


D482 - Amethyst $ 375 (=~ CAN$ 482)
Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa
cabinet - 12 x 8.5 x 5 cm


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Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482a.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482c.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482d.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482e.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482g.jpg]

Lustrous Amethyst Quartz crystals with two separate generations of growth. The first generation has large Amethyst crystals measuring to about 4cm thick, with the later generation being overgrowths of smaller crystals on the larger crystals. These are known as 'Cactus Quartz' and this is a large sized example. Very clean with no significant damage, all the tips are perfect, just a bit of chipping/contact near the base. Complete all around.


D483 - Axinite on and in Quartz $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 9 x 5.5 cm


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Axinite on and in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D483a.jpg] Axinite on and in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D483c.jpg] Axinite on and in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D483d.jpg] Axinite on and in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D483f.jpg] Axinite on and in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D483g.jpg]

Large, well formed cluster of Quartz crystals, an undamaged floater. There are small crystals of Axinite both on the surface and included within the Quartz. I have seen larger crystals of Axinite included in other Quartz crystals from the locality, but in terms of the Quartz, this is the finest floater cluster I've seen.
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