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Rosasite on Malachite after Azurite, with Cerussite, Bayldonite

ID: 6333
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Very sharp crystals of rosasite coating malachite after azurite with minor cerussite and green bayldonite. One of the most sought after pseudomorphs found at Tsumeb.


Price: $3000.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 3.5cm
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Azurite (Ex Paul Harter Coll.)

ID: 6332
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Very sharp and lustrous deep blue prisms of azurite on a matrix with minor malachite and dolomite. The lower part of the specimen shows a doubly terminated group of azurites while the upper part displays the classic prisms the locality is famous for. In perfect condition.


Price: $1800.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.5 x 5cm
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Cuprite (Ex Gen Meieran Coll.)

ID: 6328
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A bright red single bipyramidal octahedron of cuprite with exceptional mirror luster and translucency, sits on a matrix with minor chrysocholla.


Price: $1600.00
Location: Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Zaire
Dimensions: 4.2 x 3.8 x 3.6cm
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Smithsonite (Ex Jim Robison Coll.)

ID: 6324
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Brilliant yellow rhombs of yellow smithsonite in a sculptural formation. Label says cadmium, but I think its just iron coloration.


Price: $300.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 3.4 x 3.3 x 2.3cm
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Smithsonite Var. Cobaltoan

ID: 6310
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Pastel pink, discoidal crystals of cobaltoan smithsonite coat a matrix of dark intermixed sulfides.  A superb example of this uncommon habit.


Price: $800.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 7 x 6.4 x 5cm
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Malachite Coating Copper and Cuprite with Mimetite

ID: 6309
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Bright green malachite is coating copper wires and cuprite crystals that are intermixed with yellow mimetite prisms.


Price: $750.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 6.1 x 5.3 x 3cm
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Wulfenite

ID: 6308
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Amber colored, translucent and lustrous platy crystals of wulfenite aesthetically poised at the tip of a rusty colored calcite matrix. Some of the crystals have micro chipping that is visible with magnification, but they are very sharp none the less. Largest crystal is 1.5 cm across. Very attractive specimen.


Price: $2000.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 4.8cm
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Aragonite Var. Nicholsonite (EX H. Obodda Coll.)

ID: 6307
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Highly lustrous, off white (very slight hint of color) prismatic crystals of nicholsonite, the zincian variety of aragonite in a radiant formation, with minor malachite attached to the crystals. Some of the tips of the crystals are actually gemmy! Ex Herb Obodda private collection.


Price: $3200.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 7.1 x 5 x 3cm
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Sugilite with Apophyllite and Ruizite

ID: 6305
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Micro crystals of sugilite liberally covering both sides of the matrix. Ones side is also sprinkled with tabular clear apophyllite crystals and groups and single crystals of the very rare mineral ruizite. The ruizite is plentiful and runs thought the specimen but is heavily concentrated around the apophyllites.


Price: $1200.00
Location: N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman, South Africa
Dimensions: 6 x 4.2 x 3.4cm
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Dolomite Var. Cobaltoan Coating Calcite,with Malachite

ID: 6297
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Large clear calcite crystals are coated with two distinct generations of pinkish lavender cobaltoan dolomite, associated with dark green malachite and pastel chrysocolla. Exceptional. Have only see three of these in my time.


Price: $1500.00
Location: Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, D.R Congo
Dimensions: 11.5 x 8 x 5cm
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