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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.


Original Price: $400.00
Sale Price: $300.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.4 x 1.4cm
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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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Smithsonite

ID: 6035
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Pastel green, lustrous prisms of smithsonite on a pastel tan first generation of smithsonite crystals. Beautiful specimen.


Original Price: $600.00
Sale Price: $480.00
Location: Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Namibia
Dimensions: 10.2 x 4 x 3.6cm
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Beryl Var. Goshenite with Schorl

ID: 6033
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Clear to white, textbook hexagonal prisms of goshenite intermixed with jet black crystals of schorl. Believe these came out around 2006.


Price: $450.00
Location: Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Dimensions: 6.4 x 3.5 x 3.2cm
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Calcite on Dolomite

ID: 5991
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Clear and lustrous, intergrown calcite crystals on a reddish brown matrix of dolomite, with minor duftite. Pretty specimen.


Price: $150.00
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 4.3 x 3.6 x 2.7cm
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Vesuvianite

ID: 5989
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A single yellowish green blocky crystals of vesuvianite.


Price: $80.00
Location: Sandare, Kayes region, Mali
Dimensions: 1.6 x 1.1 x 1cm
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