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Malachite on Calcite with Dolomite

ID: 6093
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A very colorful specimen comprised of forest green acicular crystals of  malachite forming spheres intermixed with greenish (zincian?) dolomite and clear calcites. One area shows a group of calcites that are included by a bluish green mineral.


Price: $650.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 4cm
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Malachite after Azurite (ex John Schneider Coll.)

ID: 6091
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A very aesthetic miniature comprised of three azurite crystals that have been completely replaced by velvety green malachite, on a reddish matrix that is sprinkled with duftite and quartz crystals.


Price: $500.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 5 x 3.2 x 2.6cm
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Calcite with Olivenite, on Dolomite

ID: 6090
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Sharp and gemmy lustrous prisms of pastel yellow calcite on a matrix of light dolomite rhombs that are sprinkled with dark green olivenite spheres. Unusual habit for olivenite.


Price: $400.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 4.5 x 4 x 3cm
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Galena with Pyrite “Stalactite”

ID: 6089
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A slightly curved, perfect stalactite of galena sprinkled with golden pyrite. The surface of the specimen does have some crude tiny galena crystal faces and I suspect there might also be some tennantite on the core of the piece. Very unusual and special.


Price: $400.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.4 x 1.4cm
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Topaz (Ex Carl Acosta Coll.)

ID: 6086
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A stunning single gem crystal of the imperial variety of topaz with exceptional luster, textbook faces, a perfect termination and that wonderful sherry color that is mostly known from Ouro Preto. A rare and excellent topaz from this little known Zambian locality.


Price: $790.00
Location: Karengerenge Village, Solwezi Dist., North western Prov., Zambia
Dimensions: 4.9 x 1.7 x 1.3cm
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Sapphirine with Phlogopite (ex Bill Pinch Coll.)

ID: 6082
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A text book,  2 cm crystal of the uncommon silicate sapphirine, is well exposed on the matrix with smaller crystals and reddish phlogopite crystals. Choice!


Price: $300.00
Location: Morafeno, Anosy Region, Tilear Province, Madagascar
Dimensions: 4.2 x 3.7 x 2.4cm
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Aragonite Var. Tarnowitzite

ID: 6060
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Pastel off white, doubly terminated twinned crystals of the plumbian variety of aragonite known as tarnowitzite, on matrix.


Price: $150.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 3.1 x 2.7 x 1.7cm
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Smithsonite

ID: 6079
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A group of pastel straw yellow, very sharp rhombohedrons of smithsonite on matrix. The definition on the faces and edges is out standing and the crystals are very gemmy. Terrific Tsumeb TN!


Price: $300.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.5cm
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Malachite after Azurite “Floater” (ex J. Schneider Coll.)

ID: 6043
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A pair of doubly terminated azurite crystals that have completely altered to velvety green malachite. Complete all the way around with a small tip of deep blue azurite. Excellent miniature.


Price: $400.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 5.2 x 3.8 x 2cm
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Wulfenite on Dolomite (ex M. Sussman Coll.)

ID: 6041
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Exquisite and flawless, lustrous orange amber wulfenite crystals on a matrix of off white dolomite crystals. Ex M. Sussman and J. Schneider Collections, come with all labels.


Price: $1200.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 4.6 x 3.7 x 3.1cm
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