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Grossular

ID: 6325
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A wonderful miniature of intergrown, very lustrous and gemmy light orange crystals of grossular completely coating a shard of matrix. A sparkler from this closed locality.


Price: $1500.00
Location: Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
Dimensions: 3.8 x 3.5 x 2.1cm
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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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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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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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Pyromorphite

ID: 6301
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Brilliant grass green barrel shaped crystals of pyromorphite (some with beveled edges) to 1.8 cm on a tan stalactitic matrix. Some of the crystals (including the larger ones) are doubly terminated. Choice miniature.


Price: $450.00
Location: Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
Dimensions: 4.1 x 2.2 x 1.9cm
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Leifite and Aegerine on Rhodochrosite

ID: 6291
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Prismatic pastel crystals of leifite with jet black aegerine laths are sprinkled on medium pink sharp rhombohedrons of rhodochrosite. Largest rhomb is 3 cm!


Price: $750.00
Location: Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Dimensions: 4.2 x 3.6 x 3cm
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Beryl Var. Aquamarine (Cesium included)

ID: 6289
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During the summer of 2012, a small lot of the deep blue aquas appeared on the market and were thought to be Vorobyevite. After analysis by Dr. Federico Pezzotta in Milan, they were confirmed to be a cesium included beryl, but not rich enough to be vorobyevite. Most of the crystals found were under 2.5 cm wide, so this one would be in the top percent for quality color and crystal size (3.4 cm!). No more have been found.


Price: $2000.00
Location: Deo Darrah, Khash, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.1 x 3cm
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Grossular with Diopside

ID: 6283
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An exquisite specimen of bright deep green grossular crystals are generously scattered  on a light green matrix of diopside needle-like crystals. One of the sweetest miniatures I have seen from this now closed locality.


Price: $2400.00
Location: Jeffrey Mine, ASbestos, Quebec, Canada
Dimensions: 4 x 3.6 x 3cm
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Barite

ID: 6264
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Lustrous golden yellow, transparent blades of barite on matrix. These came out in the mid 2000’s and have pretty much disappeared.


Price: $450.00
Location: Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huanuco Dpet., Peru
Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.9 x 3.1cm
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Apatite on Cookeite after Spodumene

ID: 6263
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Very gemmy, colorless hexagonal crystals of apatite on a spodumene crystal that has been replaced by cookeite crystals. Some minor feldspar crystals are also attached.


Price: $300.00
Location: Mt. Mica, Paris, Oxford County, Maine
Dimensions: 4.2 x 3.1 x 1.5cm
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