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AD-097  Opal  $45

Yowah Opal Field, Queensland, Australia

7.4 x 6.3 x 3 cm.

This striking specimen of “Yowah Nut” Opal consists of an ironstone nodule that is permeated by Opal of many different colors that it makes for a very colorful and aesthetic specimen. Photos do not do this specimen justice, when you hold it in your hands you will be amazed by the contrast of colors that this specimen has. It makes a great educational piece as well, showing in great detail how these “nuts” are formed.



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AD-098  Opal  $45

Yowah Opal Field, Queensland, Australia

7.4 x 6.3 x 3 cm.

This striking specimen of “Yowah Nut” Opal consists of an ironstone nodule that is permeated by Opal of many different colors that it makes for a very colorful and aesthetic specimen. Photos do not do this specimen justice, when you hold it in your hands you will be amazed by the contrast of colors that this specimen has. It makes a great educational piece as well, showing in great detail how these “nuts” are formed.


Jasper nodule, Cairo, Al Qahirah  Governorate, Egypt
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AD-106  Jasper nodule  $35

Cairo, Al Qahirah Governorate, Egypt

7.8 x 5.9 x 2.1 cm.

When I was in Egypt in April 2010, I saw many nodules of Jasper and Chalcedony just lying around on the ground out in the desert near Cairo.  I wondered why no one has ever offered this material for sale.  In 2011, while at the Tucson show, I was fortunate enough to run into a dealer who had some of these nodules for sale.  I made a trade with him for two of these specimens.  It was explained to me that these colorful nodules are difficult to polish.  Jasper is a dense, opaque, microcrystalline variety of Quartz. Or more strictly; Chalcedony and is usually red, brown or yellow and coloured by Iron oxides.  I think I chose some good ones, with nice earth-colored tones and interesting banding.  One thing that I have noticed in my many years of collecting is that there is not too much available when it comes to Egyptian minerals.


Jasper nodule, Cairo, Al Qahirah  Governorate, Egypt
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AD-105  Jasper nodule  $35

Cairo, Al Qahirah Governorate, Egypt

7.5 x 6 x 2 cm.

When I was in Egypt in April 2010, I saw many nodules of Jasper and Chalcedony just lying around on the ground out in the desert near Cairo.  I wondered why no one has ever offered this material for sale.  In 2011, while at the Tucson show, I was fortunate enough to run into a dealer who had some of these nodules for sale.  I made a trade with him for two of these specimens.  It was explained to me that these colorful nodules are difficult to polish.  Jasper is a dense, opaque, microcrystalline variety of Quartz. Or more strictly; Chalcedony and is usually red, brown or yellow and coloured by Iron oxides.  I think I chose some good ones, with nice earth-colored tones and interesting banding.  One thing that I have noticed in my many years of collecting is that there is not too much available when it comes to Egyptian minerals.


Wavellite, Mauldin Mountain, Montgomery County, Arkansas
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W-021  Wavellite  $15

Mauldin Mountain, Montgomery County, Arkansas

5 x 4 x 3.5 cm.

This sparkling, grass-green specimen features two balls of Wavellite on a thin carpet of the same. This locality is now defunct and it is getting harder and harder to find good examples of this material.


Fluorite with Calcite & Barite, Moscona Mine, Solís, Gijón, Asturias, SpainFluorite with Calcite, Dolomite & Barite, Moscona Mine, Solís, Gijón, Asturias, Spain
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F-098  Fluorite with Calcite & Barite  $30

Moscona Mine, Solís, Gijón, Asturias, Spain

10.2 x 7 x 4.4 cm.

A classic combination of gemmy Fluorite with Calcite, Barite and saddle-shaped Dolomite crystals.  A top-notch Spanish Fluorite that would be a fine addition to any collector's mineral cabinet.  Fine, aesthetic specimens from this location are becoming increasingly harder to find these days.


Kunzite with Quartz and Lepidolite, Dara-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
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Kunzite with Quartz and Lepidolite, Dara-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
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Kunzite with Quartz and Lepidolite, Dara-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
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Kunzite with Quartz and Lepidolite, Dara-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
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S-107  Kunzite with Quartz and Lepidolite  $200

Dara-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

15 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm.

Specimens of Kunzite, or any other of the Spodumenes, on matrix are a very uncommon thing.  This specimen features two crystals of pale, translucent, Kunzite on a mound of Lepidolite crystals. Accenting this assemblage are a half dozen Quartz crystals, as well as several patches of a pale mint-green unidentified mineral. The first of the two Kunzite Crystals has a good termination and measures 8 x 2 x 3.2 centimeters.  The second Kunzite, which has been slightly bent and fractured (while in situ), serves as the bottom of this specimen and measures 15 x 7 x 1 centimeters.  The color of the larger Kunzite varies from violet-pink to almost colorless.  One of the Quartz crystals on the bottom left of the specimen has a small chip near its termination but is barely noticeable and does not affect the overall appearance of the specimen.  Also, the Kunzite crystals on this specimen exhibit a strong pink-colored fluorescence when illuminated by SWUV light and they also exhibit an orange-colored phosphorescence which lasts for close to a minute.


Celestite, Machów Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie, PolandCelestite, Machów Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie, Poland
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C-102  Celestite with Sulphur  $35

Machów Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie, Poland

5.5 x 5 x 4.1 cm.

A beautiful, chunky, cluster of Celestine crystals from the famous Sulfur mines of Podkarpackie, Poland.  This well-formed specimen when illuminated by SWUV light shows a strong whitish-yellowish-green fluorescence and exhibits a pleasing light-green phosphorescence.  A great specimen for anyone's mineral cabinet, especially collectors of fluorescent mineral specimens.


octahedral Pyrite, Quiruvilca Mine, La Libertad Department, Peru
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octahedral Pyrite, Quiruvilca Mine, La Libertad Department, Peru

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P-069  Pyrite  $60

Quiruvilca Mine, La Libertad Department, Peru

5.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm.

This specimen of Pyrite possesses a great brilliance and complex crystallography.  In addition to its great form, the terminations of the crystals have triangle-shaped modifications.  This specimen also has curious forms of growth patterns that are present on all the faces of the Pyrite.  It is complete all around except for an area of contact on the rear\bottom.  Pyrite does not often form in crystals of this habit and although not rare, are very hard to come by.


Aquamarine and Schorl,  Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
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B-145  Aquamarine on Schorl  $40

Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia

7 x 5 x 4 cm.

A beautiful, sculptural cluster of pale Aquamarine crystals perched on cluster of trigonal crystals of Schorl Tourmaline from the Erongo Mountains of Namibia.  This location has become very well-known for its Aquamarine and Schorl specimens.  This specimen has a very good lustre.  There is an area of contact on the bottom-rear of this specimen, but it does not detract any from the overall appearance of this piece.


Quartz with Actinolite inclusions, Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, GreeceQuartz with Actinolite inclusions, Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, Greece
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Q-218  Quartz with Actinolite inclusions  $85

Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, Greece

5.7 x 2.9 x 2 cm.

After Laurium, the small island of Serifos (where iron has been mined since Roman times) is probably the most renowned mineral locality in Greece, especially for these world-class specimens of Quartz heavily included by the mineral Actinolite.  These crystals are thought to have grown in irregular cavities encompassing the fibrous Actinolite which had formed earlier.  These included Quartz specimens were first brought to market in quantity at the 1988 Tucson Mineral Show, being sold as Hedenbergite included Quartz.  Since then, only occasional small lots have trickled out into the mineral market afterwards.  Demand for these have always been highly sought after due to their rich color.  Specimens of these amazing crystals are hard to come by these days.


Schorl, Darre Pech, AfghanistanSchorl, Darre Pech, Afghanistan
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T-224  Tourmaline var. Schorl  $35

Dara-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

8 x 6 x 5 cm.

Here we have a chunky crystal of Schorl with overgrowths of Albite.  The sides of this heavy crystal are beautifully striated and highly glossy.  The top of the crystal has a nicely modified termination with six alternating glossy-and-matte-finish faces surrounding the top triangular face.  Many of the terminal faces also show interesting growth hillocks.


Cuprian Adamite, Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
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C-141  Cuprian Adamite  $30

Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango, Mexico

8 x 9.8 x 4.9 cm.

A striking specimen of the Copper-rich variety of Adamite from the historic Ojuela Mine in Mexico.  The reddish-colored Limonite matrix combined with green color of the Cuprian Adamite makes for a very colorful specimen.  The Copper-rich variety of the mineral Adamite is considered to be highly desirable by collectors and is much rarer than its yellow cousin Adamite.


Calcite, Brushy Creek Mine, Reynolds County, Missouri
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C-178  Calcite  $17.50

Brushy Creek Mine, Reynolds County, Missouri

5 x 7 x 3.5 cm.

What we have here is not your usual Brushy Creek Mine Calcite specimen.  It consists of a pair of light gray crystals that have been overgrown with lustrous, clear Calcite with a phantom right below its termination.  Quite different from the opaque, gray crystals coated with iridescent Chalcopyrite that this famous locality is most noted for.  In its day this mine was a prolific producer of specimens.  I haven't seen any new material from this mine in quite a long time.


Calcite, Brushy Creek Mine, Reynolds County, Missouri
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C-179  Calcite  $17.50

Brushy Creek Mine, Reynolds County, Missouri

7 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm.

What we have here is not your usual Brushy Creek Mine Calcite specimen.  It consists of a light-gray single crystal that has been overgrown lustrous, clear Calcite with a phantom right below its termination.  Quite different from the opaque, gray crystals coated with iridescent Chalcopyrite that this famous locality is most noted for.  In its day this mine was a prolific producer of specimens.  I haven't seen any new material from this mine in quite a long time.


Muscovite replacing Lepidolite, Ouro Fino Pegmatite, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazi
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Muscovite replacing Lepidolite, Ouro Fino Pegmatite, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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M-053  Muscovite replacing Lepidolite  $35

Ouro Fino Pegmatite, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil

9.2 x 7.1 x 3.5 cm.

This Lepidolite crystal has been partially altered to Muscovite making for quite a contrast of colors and textures.  This striking specimen has an almost surreal look under good light.  One more example of the diversity of Brazil's pegmatites.  An extremely fine example of this material was pictured (page 600) in the book Minerals and Precious Stones of Brazil that was published in 2010.


Quartz scepter, Petersen Mountain, Washoe County, NevadaQuartz scepter, Petersen Mountain, Washoe County, Nevada
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Q-016  Quartz scepter crystal  $25

Petersen Mountain, Washoe Co, Nevada (Hallelujah Junction)

7 x 5.8 x 4.5 cm

Another strange one from a location that is noted for it's unusual Quartz crystals.  I never cease to be amazed at the variations of scepter growth that Petersen Mountain yields.  The termination of this crystal crenellated and has a slight depression.


Quartz, White Rock Quarry, AustraliaQuartz, White Rock Quarry, Australia
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Q-339  Quartz  $10
(double terminated)

White Rock Quarry, Horsnell Gully, South Australia, Australia

6.3 x 4.6 x 2.4 cm.

This is a very aesthetic example Quartz.  This glassy, transparent Quartz crystal  has many “hitchhiker” crystals attached to it.  This is due to several generations of growth.  The Quartz crystal is double terminated with an unusual termination on the upper part.  This specimen is much clearer than it appears in the photograph.


Lepidolite pseudomorph after Tourmaline. Itinga, Minas Gerais, BrazilLepidolite pseudomorph after Tourmaline. Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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L-006  Lepidolite ps. after Tourmaline  $15

Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil

3.5 x 2 x .9 cm.

A very lustrous Tourmaline that has been partially replaced by Lepidolite.  These specimens are “old timers” that were found in the 1970's.


Lepidolite with Topaz, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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L-034  Lepidolite with Topaz  $50

Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

10.5 x 7 x 4.4 cm.

What we have here is more of a Lepidolite specimen than it is a Topaz specimen. This specimen consists of numerous well-formed crystal of Lepidolite that measure up to 3 x 3 centimeters and are dusted with a coating of Muscovite and accented by a 3 centimeter crystal of Topaz. The Topaz crystal has a little wear on the lower left corner of the crystal.  I think that it is trivial as the main feature of this specimen are the Lepidolite crystals.


Fluorite with Quartz and Galena, Blanchard Mine, New Mexico
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F-198  Fluorite with Quartz and Galena  $25

Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Socorro County, New Mexico

9.5 x 7.2 x 4.2 cm.

Here we have a plate of Fluorite crystals ranging on color from light to medium blue.  Also present on this specimen are Galena and Quartz crystals.  The largest Fluorite on this specimen measures 2 centimeters and is completely covered by many small crystals of Quartz.


Fluorite, Fronhau, Saxony, Germany
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F-200  Fluorite with Chalcopyrite inclusions  $15

Fronhau, Saxony, Germany

4.8 x 3.3 x 2 cm.

An example of multi-colored Fluorite from Germany.  This specimen features yellow and purple,color-zoned crystals up to 1 centimeter in size.  The Fluorite crystals on this specimen are heavily included by tiny crystals of Chalcopyrite.


Quartz, Getchell Mine, Adam Peak, Potosi District, Osgood Mts, Humboldt County, NV
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Q-180  Quartz  $40

Getchell Mine, Adam Peak, Potosi District, Osgood Mts, Humboldt County, NV

11.5 x 7.6 x 8.5 cm.

One of the great things about Nevada besides the abundance of Gold, other metals, Barite, et al; is the mind-boggling number of localities where you can collect Quartz crystals.  This fist-sized crystal hails from the northwestern corner of Nevada and exhibits skeletal growth on its front face.  A good locality piece suitable for any collector of Quartz or Nevada minerals.


Barite, Northumberland Mine, Nye County, NevadaBarite, Northumberland Mine, Nye County, Nevada
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B-139  Barite  SOLD

Northumberland Mine, Nye County, Nevada

3.7 x 2.1 x 2.4 cm.

The Northumberland Mine is the highest elevation open-pit mine in Nevada.  The Barites from this location bear a strong resemblance to classic English Barites, as can be seen in the photos. This specimen has good clarity in its upper portion and possesses a rich amber color as well as a sharp, chisel termination.


Chalcedony pseudomorph after Aragonite, Valle de las Plumas, Paso de Indios Department, Chubut, ArgentinaChalcedony pseudomorph after Aragonite, Valle de las Plumas, Paso de Indios Department, Chubut, Argentina
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Q-444  Chalcedony pseudomorph after Aragonite  $40

Valle de las Plumas, Paso de Indios Department, Chubut, Argentina

7 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm.

This stellate cluster of Aragonite crystals have been pseudomorphed by Quartz, included by Hematite which gives it its reddish tone.  So what you have is Quartz in the exact form of the prior Aragonite crystals, having preserved their form perfectly.  There is some translucence at the terminations of the crystals.  Once abundant, I don't see these for sale too often these days.


faden Quartz with Chlorite, Goschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerlandfaden Quartz with Chlorite, Goschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland
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Q-208  faden Quartz with Chlorite  $40

Goschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland

5.5 x 4.3 x .8 cm

This specimen of clear Quartz exhibits a features that Alpine Quartz specimens are noted for.  “The Faden” growth habit (German for "string", in reference to the line running down the center of the crystal) habit.  The upper portion of this crystal is liberally coated by the mineral Chlorite.  The Chlorite accentuates the physical features of the crystal growth.


Wulfenite, Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
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W-016  Wulfenite  $15

Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico

2.1 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm.

Here we present a chunky Wulfenite crystal from one of the world's most famous Wulfenite localities.  This Wulfenite is a little different than your typical Los Lamentos specimen.  This crystal is slightly twisted and possesses a curious crenellated termination.


Calcite, Conco Mine, Kane County, Illinois
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C-200  Calcite with Pyrite and Marcasite  $17.50

Conco Mine, Kane County, Illinois

6 x 5.2 x 4 cm.

This specimen of Calcite crystals with Pyrite and Marcasite are very much like the Brushy Creek, Missouri specimens that were available in the late 1980's - early 1990's.  The crystals from this location were formed in the same type of environment.  These Calcite specimens were collected from the Wise Lake member of the Ordovician age Galena formation very near Chicago, Illinois and were one of the most talked about new finds at the 2011 Tucson Mineral Show.  These Calcites were collected in mid - late 2010.  An excellent article about this mineral occurrence, authored by Jared Frieberg (the Geologist who collected these specimens) can be found in the March-April, 2012 issue of Rocks & Minerals Magazine.


Calcite, Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee
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C-044  Calcite  $30

Elmwood Mine, Smith County, TN

9.2 x 7 x 4.1 cm.

A really cool cluster of Calcite crystals on a Dolostone matrix.  The major crystal of this specimen is intact.  There is minor wear to a tip of the smaller crystal at the 9 o'clock position.  Despite this minor imperfection I believe that this specimen is under priced.


Calcite, Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
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C-188  Calcite  $15

Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico

12 x 5.8 x 6 cm.

This specimen of Calcite features many soccer-ball shaped crystals that culminate in a spire on the right side of the specimen.  This calcite specimen has an excellent lustre and a rich brown color on one side with the backside being closer to grey-black in color.  This specimen shows very well the diversity of the mineral Calcite.


Elbaite Tourmaline, Stak Nala, Baltistan, PakistanElbaite Tourmaline, Stak Nala, Baltistan, Pakistan
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T-156  Elbaite Tourmaline  $70

Stak Nala, Skardu District, Baltistan, Pakistan

5.3 x 1.4 x .9 cm.

In the past six or seven years, little of note has been found in the Tourmaline deposits of Stak Nala. These lipstick-like Tourmalines were found in the fall of 2007 and are quite different than the multicolored Tourmalines for which this location gained notoriety. When strongly backlit, the dark area of this bent, rehealed and slightly twisted Tourmaline crystal exhibits an olive-brown hue on its edges.  


Uvite on Magnesite, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
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T-209  Dravite Tourmaline on Magnesite  $15

Brumado, Bahia, Brazil

3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm.

This reddish-brown specimen of Dravite Tourmaline is apparently a floater.  In addition to several very clear Magnesite crystals, this specimen has a sugary coating of microcrystals.


Epidote and Quartz, Fazenda Rubin Pimenta Mine, Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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E-022  Epidote and Quartz  $20

Fazenda Rubinho Pimenta Claim, Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil

3.9 x 2.4 x 2 cm.

When one thinks of Epidote, one often overlooks the good quality specimens that can be found in Brazil, such as the one presented here.  This columnar Epidote specimen features several double-terminated Epidote crystals hitchhiking on the side of its termination, as well as a transparent double-terminated 2.5 cm. Quartz crystal, which encapsulates a small bloom of Epidote.  A striking example of Epidote which would enhance anyone's collection.


Elbaite Tourmaline, Dara-i-Pech, AfghanistanElbaite Tourmaline, Dara-i-Pech, Afghanistan
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T-130  Tourmaline variety Elbaite  $17.50
(double-terminated)

Dara-i-Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

2.2 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm.

This specimen is a good example of the diversity of Tourmalines that can be found in Afghanistan.  This bicolored Tourmaline crystal exhibits a cat's-eye like chatoyance and is double-terminated.


Schorl, Santa Cruz, Sonora, MexicoSchorl, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
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T-126  Schorl Tourmaline  $17.50

Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico

5 x 4 x 2 cm.

This triangular cluster of Schorl crystals exhibits a very lustrous, velvet-like sheen, and in fact is sometimes referred to as velvet Tourmaline.  Once abundant in the old days, these striking crystals of Schorl are not easy to find these days.  This specimen would be a fine addition to any collection.


Fluorite, Denton Mine, Hardin County, Illinois
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F-104  Fluorite  $25

Denton Mine, Hardin County, IL

6.5 x 7.2 x 2.3 cm.

A very clear crystal of purple-blue Fluorite that has been partially etched.  A really neat Fluorite specimen if you ask me.  This specimen has wear on several of the corners and taking this into consideration, I have reduced the price accordingly.


Corundum variety Sapphire, Hassanabad Nala, Hunza Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan
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C-060  Corundum variety Sapphire  $25

Hassanabad Nala, Hunza Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan

4 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm.

A really bizarre looking Sapphire crystal from a lesser known Pakistani Corundum Location.  Although opaque, this crystal is very interesting due to its segmented form.


Cerussite, Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Morocco
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C-109  Cerussite  $17.50

Mibladen, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Morocco

3.1 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm.

A pair of well-terminated and lustrous crystals of the Lead mineral, Cerussite. The bottom of this specimen features a pockmarked texture.  Cerussite specimens from Morocco were at one time easier to find, but these days one has to look a lot harder to find one.



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Q-220  Quartz variety Amethyst  $25
(polished section)

Artigas, Artigas Department, Uruguay

7.5 x 4.5 x .5 cm.

This is a beautiful example of a slice of an Amethyst crystal-covered Quartz stalactite. In this case, there are two stalactites that have grown together. You can see their pastel-colored cores and the radial crystal growth outwards from them, which culminates with the purple Amethyst crystals that wrap the double stalactite as it was found in the vug.  This specimen is polished on both sides.


Apophyllite with Stilbite, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
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A-040   Apophyllite with Stilbite  $20

Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India

5 x 5 x 5 cm.

What at first appears to be your run-of-the-mill Fluorapophyllite from India, is actually quite unusual.  What makes this specimen so unusual is that the terminations of the Fluorapophyllite crystals are slightly inverted and also exhibit a hoppered-like crystal growth.  The Fluorapophyllite crystals exhibit a very bright lustre.  Also present on this specimen are small blades of white-colored Stilbite.


Limonite pseudomorph after Pyrite, Extertal, Eastern Westphalia, Germany
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L-026  Limonite pseudomorph after Pyrite  $17.50

Extertal, Westphalia, Germany

3 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm.

Here we have a mound-like specimen of interpenetrating crystals of the mineral Pyrite that have been replaced by Limonite.  The largest crystal on this specimen measures 1.7 centimeters.  A classic and hard to find German specimen.


Limonite pseudomorph after Pyrite, Extertal, Eastern Westphalia, Germany
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L-027  Limonite pseudomorph after Pyrite  $17.50

Extertal, Westphalia, Germany

3.3 x 3.8 x 3 cm.

Here we have a mound-like specimen of interpenetrating crystals of the mineral Pyrite that have been replaced by Limonite.  The largest crystal on this specimen measures 1.6 centimeters.  A classic and hard to find German specimen.


Malachite on Barite, Thasos Island, Greece
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M-026  Malachite on Barite  $15

Thasos Island, Kavála Prefecture, Macedonia, Greece

3 x 4 x .9 cm.

This is not your typical Greek mineral specimen.  This Barite crystal is draped with a carpet of light green crystals of Malachite.  A good locality piece for a good price.


Epidote on Albite, Lavra do Jacare, Itinga, Minas Gerais, BrazilEpidote on Albite, Lavra do Jacare, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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F-185  Albite variety Pericline with Epidote  $17.50

Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil

4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm.

This blocky Pericline-twinned Albite crystal was in my Feldspar collection.  It is hollow in the center of the main crystal.  Accenting one side of the specimen are many small crystals of Epidote.


Arsenopyrite with Quartz, Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, Central South Region, ChinaArsenopyrite with Quartz, Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, Central South Region, China
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A-024  Arsenopyrite with Quartz  $17.50

Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, Central South Region, China

4.2 x 2 x .8 cm.

A very interesting crystal that has a great luster on the top crystal face and interesting iridescent patina covering the remainder of the crystal with a mass of Quartz crystals covering the upper portion of the crystal.


Phlogopite, Franklin, New Jersey
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P-067  Phlogopite  $10

Franklin Mining District, Franklin, Sussex County, NJ

4.5 x 4 x 1 cm.

Here we have a specimen of a chocolate-colored variety of the type of Mica known as Phlogopite.  The name Phlogopite comes from the Greek word "phlogopos" which means "resembling fire" in allusion to its red tint.