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ML00375 - Sphalerite & Quartz
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
small cabinet - 7.2 x 5.6 x 4.8 cm
$ 450.00

An unusually formed specimen. The sphalerite looks like a cap perched on top of the quartz-hedenbergite/actinolite matrix.


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Sphalerite & Quartz from Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/update5/ML00375a.jpg] Sphalerite & Quartz from Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/update5/ML00375b.jpg]




ML00377 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 9.6 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm
$ 425.00

This etched beryl specimen is totally transparent. The pale color is slightly yellowish-green, and a case could be made to call this heliodor rather than aquamarine. It has good lustrous pinacoid termination on one end, and etched pinacoid on the other.

ex Lloyd & Lynne Staunton Collection


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update5/ML00377a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/update5/ML00377b.jpg]




ML00378 - Calcite (Butterfly Twins)
Huáncano Prospect, Pisco Province, Ica Dept., Perú
miniature - 4.6 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm
$ 200.00

This is a great specimen for collectors who like different calcite forms. There are very elongate scalenohedral crystals, in addition to doubly terminated prismatic crystals, with scalenohedral modifications. The key elements of this are the butterfly twins, which occur as large open butterflies, in addition to smaller closed butterflies.


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Calcite (Butterfly Twins) from Huáncano Prospect, Pisco Province, Ica Dept., Perú [db_pics/update5/ML00378a.jpg]




ML00380 - Hausmannite
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.1 x 2.6 cm
$ 450.00

These pseudo-octahedral crystals show abundant twinning.


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Hausmannite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update5/ML00380a.jpg] Hausmannite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/update5/ML00380b.jpg]




ML00379 - Creedeite
Hall Mine, Near Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada
cabinet - 10.9 x 6.4 x 4.6 cm
$ 500.00

Beautiful lilac color creedite crystals from the main pit at the hall mine. Collected in the mine by Scott Werschky in 1989.


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Creedeite from Hall Mine, Near Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada [db_pics/update5/ML00379a.jpg] Creedeite from Hall Mine, Near Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada [db_pics/update5/ML00379b.jpg]




ML00382 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
cabinet - 11.5 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm
$ 2500.00

This aquamarine crystal is exceptional due to the length to diameter ratio. The c-axis is exceptionally long compared to the other axes. It has fantastic transparency. About 2cm from the top there are negative crystals formed from fluid inclusions, which at first glance appear to be damage, but are actually interesting crystal forms.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update6/ML00382a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Gilgit Division, Pakistan [db_pics/update6/ML00382b.jpg]




ML00385 - Epidote
Cerro San Cristobal, San Vicente de Canete, Canete Province, Lime Dept., Peru
cabinet - 10.9 x 6.6 x 5.4 cm
$ 350.00

A group of four intergrown epidote crystals. The crystals are quite large and very lustrous.


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Epidote from Cerro San Cristobal, San Vicente de Canete, Canete Province, Lime Dept., Peru [db_pics/update6/ML00385a.jpg] Epidote from Cerro San Cristobal, San Vicente de Canete, Canete Province, Lime Dept., Peru [db_pics/update6/ML00385b.jpg]




ML00383 - Elbaite & Lepidolite
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, USA
small cabinet - 7.9 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
$ 9500.00

A super example of a California classic. This doubly terminated elbaite has great color and is nicely offset by the lepidolite crystals growing off the side. One end is a great pinacoid termination, while the other end terminates in modified pyramidal forms capped by a pinacoid. Ex Mark Pospisil collection


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Elbaite & Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00383a.jpg] Elbaite & Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00383b.jpg]




ML00381 - Quartz var. Amethyst
Shuniah Mine, Thunder Bay, Ontario
small cabinet - 6.8 x 4.0 x 2.6 cm
$ 160.00

Color zonation in this specimen yields an unusual radiating star pattern. The color saturation is much deeper than normal for the mine.


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Quartz var. Amethyst from Shuniah Mine, Thunder Bay, Ontario [db_pics/update6/ML00381a.jpg]




ML00384 - Cavansite & Stilbite
Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India
cabinet - 10.0 x 8.0 x 7.2 cm
$ 700.00

Nice spherical groups of cavansite crystals perched on the matrix offset by large white stilbites.


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Cavansite & Stilbite from Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India [db_pics/update6/ML00384a.jpg] Cavansite & Stilbite from Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India [db_pics/update6/ML00384b.jpg]




ML00388 - Azurite & Malachite
Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhet Province, Laos
cabinet - 13.5 x 7.0 x 5.6 cm
$ 9500.00

Lustrous electric blue azurite crystals on a matrix of malachite ps. after azurite There has obviously been a lot of azurite on the market in the last few years with the production form the Milpillas Mine. While these crystals are not as large as some from Milpillas, the color and luster is superior.


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Azurite & Malachite from Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhet Province, Laos [db_pics/update6/ML00388a.jpg]




ML00389 - Quartz var. Amethyst
Shuniah Mine, Thunder Bay, Ontario
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7.0 x 4.0 cm
$ 550.00

Color zonation in this specimen yields an unusual radiating star pattern. The color saturation is much deeper than normal for the mine.

 


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Quartz var. Amethyst from Shuniah Mine, Thunder Bay, Ontario [db_pics/update6/ML00389a.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Shuniah Mine, Thunder Bay, Ontario [db_pics/update6/ML00389b.jpg]




ML00390 - Quartz
Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 8.3 x 6.0 x 3.9 cm
$ 900.00

A nice amethyst quartz group with well defined phantoms. The larger crystal has a nice fluid inclusion bubble.


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Quartz from Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/update6/ML00390a.jpg] Quartz from Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/update6/ML00390b.jpg] Quartz from Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/update6/ML00390c.jpg]




ML00391 - Topaz
Katlang, Mardan District, NW Frontier Province, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.4 x 4.3 cm
$ 5000.00

A large imperial topaz from katlang. Natural cracks have been gap filled, but there is no repair.


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Topaz from Katlang, Mardan District, NW Frontier Province, Pakistan [db_pics/update6/ML00391a.jpg] Topaz from Katlang, Mardan District, NW Frontier Province, Pakistan [db_pics/update6/ML00391b.jpg] Topaz from Katlang, Mardan District, NW Frontier Province, Pakistan [db_pics/update6/ML00391c.jpg]




ML00392 - Pyromorphite
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
miniature - 4.3 x 4.0 x 2.3 cm
$ 2250.00

Fantastic pyromprphite from Bunker Hill with Great luster and classic barrel shaped crystals.


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00392a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00392b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA [db_pics/update6/ML00392c.jpg]


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