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Vanadinite on Goethite Stalactite

ID: 6763
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Reddish orange tabular crystals of vanadinite on black goethite stalactites. Great luster and form. Just a pretty thing.


Price: $350.00
Location: Taouz, Errachidia Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco
Dimensions: 9 x 2.5 x 2.2cm
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Corundum

ID: 6762
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A pastel blue crystal of corundum with a flat termination on one side and a pinacoidal one on the other side. It actually looks like one crystal grew inside the other.


Price: $200.00
Location: Zazafotsy Quarry, Ihosi Dist., Ihorombe, Madagascar
Dimensions: 6.3 x 2.2 x 2cm
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Cerussite with Duftite

ID: 6761
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A highly unusual Tsumeb specimen (What a surprise!) consisting of a pair of stalactites composed of duftite (as a cast in one area), calcite and mottramite acts as host to a an assortment of glassy cerussite  crystals. Ex Immelman collection, who acquired it in 1979.


Price: $450.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 5.2 x 2.5 x 1.4cm
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Malachite after Azurite with Azurite

ID: 6760
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A textbook example of malachite replacing azurite.  There are two small areas where a secondary growth of azurite has formed. Fabulous velvety green color and especially sharp for a pseudomorph.


Price: $450.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 5.9 x 2.8 x 1.5cm
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Cerussite with Mimetite, Duftite on Dolomite “Floater”

ID: 6735
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A milky cerussite group of “V” twins sits with yellow mimetites, green duftite on a tan dolomite matrix. Crystallized all the way around. Wonderful small cab.


Price: $320.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 9 x 4 x 4cm
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Cuprite with Chalcotrichite

ID: 6734
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A specimen of cuprite crystals on matrix with a secondary layer of acicular chalcotrichite crystals on one side of the specimen coating the primary cuprites. Great red color.


Price: $680.00
Location: Chengmenshan, JIujiang, Jiangxi Province, China
Dimensions: 10 x 4.5 x 2.3cm
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Schizolite (ex Brett Keller Coll.)

ID: 6727
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Wonderful euhedral crystals of the rare and ordered (CaMn) intermediate member of the Pectolite-Serandite. Brought to light in 2013, they were first thought to be bustamite, then erroneously labeled a new mineral (Marshallsussmanite), it was all corrected in 2018. Exceptional example of the mineral.


Price: $1800.00
Location: Wessels Mine, Kalahari manganese Fields, Kuruman, South Africa
Dimensions: 4.8 x 3.1 x 2.2cm
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Rhodochrosite with Shigaite (Ex D. Sacco and W. Logan Coll.)

ID: 6723
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Hot pink, luatrous prismatic crystals of rhodochrosite are associated with scattered crystals of the rare mineral shigaite. Ex Desmond Sacco Coll.


Price: $490.00
Location: N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman, South Africa
Dimensions: 5 x 3.8 x 2cm
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Rhodochrosite on Calcite (Ex W. Logan Coll.)

ID: 6721
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A stalactititc (very rare habit here) group of pink crystals on white calcite with an unidentified olive mineral on a manganese matrix. Probably from N’Chwaning 1.


Price: $150.00
Location: Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman, South Africa
Dimensions: 5.8 x 3.8 x 2.9cm
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Prehnite with Calcite

ID: 6706
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A sphere composed of lime green compact prehnite crystals is flanked by white calcite rhombs and sits on a matrix of quartz and graphite.


Price: $90.00
Location: Merelani Hills, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Dimensions: 3.7 x 3.2 x 3cm
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