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LL543 - Aquamarine $ 450 SOLD
Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543a.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543b.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543c.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543d.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543.mp4]

Uncommon tabular Aquamarine crystal on a small amount of Albite matrix. The Aqua is exceptionally glassy, transparent, and complete all around. Undamaged.


SA701 - Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite $ 900 SOLD
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701a.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701b.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701c.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SA701.mp4]

Rare spherical cluster of Vauxite crystals. Vauxite group is 2.4cm in diameter.


LL548 - Acanthite $ 400
Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548a.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548b.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548c.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548d.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548e.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548.mp4]

Sculptural cluster of Acanthite crystals rising up off matrix. Undamaged and displays well from any angle. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL678 - Amethyst $ 180
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.9 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678d.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678.mp4]

Pair of glassy, transparent Amethyst crystals. Complete all around and undamaged, simple elegance.


LL858 - Vanadinite on Goethite $ 1250
Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm


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Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858a.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858b.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858c.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858d.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858e.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858f.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858.mp4]

Highly sculptural specimen of red Vanadinite crystals grown on a stalactitic formation of black Goethite. Well crystallized all around and amazingly, all the Vanadinite crystals are perfect and complete. Many of the small Vanadinite crystals are TRANSPARENT, which is rare.


ST271 - Wulfenite $ 950
Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271a.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271b.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271c.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271d.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271e.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271f.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271.mp4]

Translucent, tabular orange Wulfenite crystals to 2.1cm in size on a dark matrix. A showy example of a less common style from this prolific locality.


ST270 - Adamite $ 1250
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5 x 3.3 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270d.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270f.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270.mp4]

Vivid yellow to yellow/green 'pinwheel' crystal clusters on Limonite. Beautiful color.


ST212 - Bornite $ 300
Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
miniature - 5 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Bornite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/ST212a.jpg] Bornite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/ST212b.jpg] Bornite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/ST212c.jpg] Bornite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/ST212f.jpg] Bornite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/ST212.mp4]

Seven superbly formed Bornite crystals on Calcite with Calcite crystal on the backside. The largest Bornite is 1.3cm wide


TU122 - Stilbite $ 300
Nasik, India
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


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Stilbite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu122a.jpg] Stilbite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu122b.jpg] Stilbite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/TU122.mp4]

Bow-tie red Stilbite cluster on matrix from Nasik, India. Normally found in pink crystals, this red Stilbite is unusual in color and forms a 3.9cm cluster with another 1.9 cm individual crystal to the right side.  An uncommon looking, quality specimen that stands out from the thousands of Indian Stilbites.


B565 - Azurite $ 950
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b565a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b565b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b565c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b565d.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/B565.mp4]

Striking specimen of deep blue Azurite crystals from the Milpillas Mine.  The Azurite crystals reach 2.5cm in size and from an attractive grouping well centered on a clean white matrix. In excellent condition with some chipping only on the lower outer edges. Visually stunning specimen!!


K197 - Prehnite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197.mp4]

Large, thick translucent crystals of yellow Prehnite. This is a great cluster of crystals with top color and crystal form. Despite a bit of chipping, it represents the best of Merelani Prehnite, considered among the best in the world.


LL824 - Indicolite on Albite $ 1500 SOLD
Kunar, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm


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Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824a.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824b.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824c.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824f.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824.mp4]

Well terminated 2.8cm blue Tourmaline crystal wreathed in bladed Albite along with a glassy Quartz crystal. The Indicolite has it's best color and transparency at the top, right where it counts the most. Undamaged and great composition.


K773 - Alabandite SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K773aa.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K773ba.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K773ca.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K773da.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K773ea.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K773.mp4]

Hard to find thumbnail-sized octahedral Alabandite crystal. Good quality, nearly undamaged with only one small nick. Nearly complete with some grooves and attached Tanzanite, Pyrite, and Calcite on some lower faces, has about as good as luster as you get with these. These are considered by many as the best of species and are certainly the largest ever found.


K882 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 450 SOLD
Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882e.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882f.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882g.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882.mp4]

Calcite crystals to 2.5cm on translucent purple cubes of Fluorite. The smaller Calcites are like gems, and aside from a couple incomplete crystals on the edge, are all undamaged. This is an old piece I've owned for about 45 years.


CT743 - Sand Calcite $ 125
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 4 cm


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Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743a.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743b.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743c.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743d.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743e.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743.mp4]

Criss-crossing Calcite crystals with inclusions of sand. The crossing crystal is 8cm and double terminated. These are unusual, USA classics collected decades ago and the locality is now closed to collecting. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.

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