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AF412 - Olmiite $ 300
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af412.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/AF412.mp4]

Aesthetic grouping of bowtie crystals on matrix. Opaque, tan colored crystals in attractive, balanced arrangement. Very good specimen, 8 x 5 x 2.5 cm.


NA229 - Copper SOLD
Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229a.jpg] Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229b.jpg] Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229c.jpg] Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229d.jpg] Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/NA229.mp4]

Well crystallized, arborescent group of Copper crystals with a nice patina.


NA248 - Cuprian Adamite $ 450
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 2 cm
ex.  Brett Keller


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Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248c.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA248.mp4]

Showy specimen of Cuprian Adamite on Calcite with crystals to 1.3 cm long. Good sized crystals that present dramatically for display.


SA594 - Bournonite $ 475
Potosi Department, Bolivia
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


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Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594a.jpg] Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594b.jpg] Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594c.jpg] Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594d.jpg] Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SA594.mp4]

Fine specimen of two interconnected Bournonite crystals of high quality.


A602 - Sphene $ 1500 SOLD
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a602a.jpg] Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a602b.jpg] Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a602c.jpg] Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A602.mp4]

Stunning, transparent green Sphene (Titanite) crystal on matrix of Epidote crystals. Crystal is 2.7cm long and set upright on matrix to showcase its perfection and transparency. This is from an uncommon locality that my sources say is now virtually closed.


SA345 - Pyrargyrite $ 1600 SOLD
San Genaro, Peru
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Dr. Wolfgang Pohl


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Pyrargyrite from San Genaro, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa345a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from San Genaro, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa345b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from San Genaro, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa345c.jpg] Pyrargyrite from San Genaro, Peru [db_pics/pics/SA345.mp4]

Cluster of thick Pyrargyrite crystals, complete all around. Four main crystals rise up to form the cluster, with smaller crystals at the base. This is from the Wolfgang Pohl collection with a label that indicates it was acquired at the 1985 Munich show for $680. Translucent to transparent cherry red when backlit. I have backlit one photo to show the color, but when held in the hand and backlit, the whole piece lights up, much better than the photo.


US112 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 1800
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112d.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/US112.mp4]

Single Neptunite rising up between three Benitoites. The right Benitoite is very transparent. Undamaged. Very hard to find in this quality and aesthetic arrangement. .


A334 - Huelandite with Stilbite $ 800
Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Huelandite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/a334a.jpg] Huelandite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/a334b.jpg] Huelandite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/A334.mp4]

Fan-shaped cluster of purple Huelandite and bow-tie Silbite on a Quartz over Basalt matrix. The purple color is uncommon and the overall appearance is very good, and it's undamaged.


B611 - Uvite on Dolomite $ 240 SOLD
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611a.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611b.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611c.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611d.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/B611.mp4]

Red/brown Uvite crystals to 1.5 cm across nestled on ice-like transparent Dolomite crystals. There is one small nick on one Uvite crystal as seen in photos, otherwise undamaged. The Uvite crystals are beautifully translucent and richly colored.


B874 - Azurite on Malachite $ 300 SOLD
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/b874a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/b874b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/b874c.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/b874d.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/B874.mp4]

Bright, glassy blue Azurite on Malachite. This came out of an old collection and there are some damaged crystals present, and it has been priced down accordingly. An american classic with lots of visual pop.


T255 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/T255.mp4]

Cluster of thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite. This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Crystals reach 2.5cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas, mostly on the backside.


T602 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 350
American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602c.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/T602.mp4]

Rhodochrosite crystals on clear Fluorite.The Fluorite has great luster and has small step faces modifying the main octahedral form. This is a floater specimen crystallized all around. Super pretty and undamaged.


T635 - Orpiment $ 400
Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635b.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635c.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/T635.mp4]

Golden Orpiment crystals on matrix from the best ever find of Orpiment in the USA. The crystals are translucent and reach 1.5cm in size. There is alot of '3-dimensionality' to the overall form of the piece, giving it more character as compared to the more common flat druses of crystals.


T752 - Cuprite on Malachite $ 450
Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia
miniature - 3.9 x 3 x 2.7 cm


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Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752a.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752b.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752c.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752d.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/T752.mp4]

Highly aesthetic specimen of a large single crystal of Malachite with attached octahedra of Cuprite. The Malachite has spherical indentations on the front and backside with a broad, flat termination. The locality is believed to be Ongonja, but it is possible it could be Katanga. Undamaged.


T763 - Aquamarine $ 900
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763b.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763c.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763d.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/T763.mp4]

Glassy and gemmy etched Aquamarine crystal. Natural processes in the pegmatite have partially dissolved the crystal leaving this fully crystallized, undamaged gem with oustanding form.

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