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072011-4 - Heulandite-CA
$ 65.00
AVAILABLE
Sakur, India
miniature - 6.3 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm
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I'm not sure if I've ever seen such an unusually shaped heulandite specimen from India before. I detect no damage and I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. A very interesting specimen indeed. Enjoy!

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Heulandite-CA from Sakur, India [db_pics/July_2011/Heulandite.jpg] Heulandite-CA from Sakur, India [db_pics/July_2011/Heulandite2.jpg] Heulandite-CA from Sakur, India [db_pics/July_2011/Heulandite3.jpg] Heulandite-CA from Sakur, India [db_pics/July_2011/Heulandite4.jpg]




072011-8 - Pyrite (Octahedral) with Magnetite
$ 40.00
AVAILABLE
Brosso, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
miniature - 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.8 cm
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This combination piece consists of lustrous to metallic looking octahedral magnetite xls with a number of inter grown pyramidal to octahedral pyrite xls. The pyrite xls are quite lustrous and really give this piece some pop. Minor fraying around the periphery of this piece but all the major xls are intact. Enjoy!

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Pyrite (Octahedral)  with Magnetite from Brosso, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/July_2011/Pyrite.jpg] Pyrite (Octahedral)  with Magnetite from Brosso, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/July_2011/Pyrite2.jpg] Pyrite (Octahedral)  with Magnetite from Brosso, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/July_2011/Pyrite3.jpg] Pyrite (Octahedral)  with Magnetite from Brosso, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/July_2011/Pyrite4.jpg] Pyrite (Octahedral)  with Magnetite from Brosso, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/July_2011/Pyrite5.jpg]




072011-14 - Tourmaline var. Rubellite with Calcite
$ 65.00
AVAILABLE
Pyi-Gyi-Taung Mountain, near Let-Pan-Hla Village, Madalay District, Burma (Myanmar)
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
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This specimen consists of a mass of gemmy, lavender colored rubelite xls to 1.2cm, intertwined with a number of massive, water clear calcite xls which fluoresce pale orange under SW UV light. Some minor dings, but otherwise intact. Colorful specimen.

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Tourmaline var. Rubellite with Calcite from Pyi-Gyi-Taung Mountain, near Let-Pan-Hla Village, Madalay District, Burma (Myanmar) [db_pics/July_2011/Tourmaline.jpg] Tourmaline var. Rubellite with Calcite from Pyi-Gyi-Taung Mountain, near Let-Pan-Hla Village, Madalay District, Burma (Myanmar) [db_pics/July_2011/Tourmaline2.jpg] Tourmaline var. Rubellite with Calcite from Pyi-Gyi-Taung Mountain, near Let-Pan-Hla Village, Madalay District, Burma (Myanmar) [db_pics/July_2011/Tourmaline3.jpg] Tourmaline var. Rubellite with Calcite from Pyi-Gyi-Taung Mountain, near Let-Pan-Hla Village, Madalay District, Burma (Myanmar) [db_pics/July_2011/Tourmaline4.jpg]




072011-15 - Vanadinite on Goethite
$ 55.00
AVAILABLE
Atlas Mountains, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm
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This specimen consists of a mass of goethite xls, somewhat reminiscent of a stalactite. Scattered over the top of the goethite xls are coca cola colored, stop sign shaped vanadinite xls to 5mm. No damage.

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Vanadinite on Goethite from Atlas Mountains, Morocco [db_pics/July_2011/Vanadinite1.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Atlas Mountains, Morocco [db_pics/July_2011/Vanadinite1b.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Atlas Mountains, Morocco [db_pics/July_2011/Vanadinite1c.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Atlas Mountains, Morocco [db_pics/July_2011/Vanadinite1d.jpg]




GOLD_VIAL - Gold Vial
$ 20.00
AVAILABLE
Product of the USA
small cabinet - 6.6 x 1.7 cm
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11 Bottles Left

6.6 x 1.7cm (bottle dimensions)
14 grams (Bottle, liquid & gold)

I can't say how much gold is in each vial, but at $30 each, they're a steal. The gold leaf in each little bottle is .971 pure. As you can see in the photos, the leaf is very lustrous and shiny. To my mind, these are a wonderful and fun collector item! Enjoy.

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Gold Vial from Product of the USA [db_pics/Gold_06_09/gold_bottle6.jpg] Gold Vial from Product of the USA [db_pics/Gold_06_09/gold_bottle7.jpg] Gold Vial from Product of the USA [db_pics/Gold_06_09/gold_bottle8.jpg] Gold Vial from Product of the USA [db_pics/Gold_06_09/gold_bottle3.jpg] Gold Vial from Product of the USA [db_pics/Gold_06_09/gold_bottle.jpg] Gold Vial from Product of the USA [db_pics/Gold_06_09/gold_bottle2.jpg]




AEMALAUT - Aegirine
$ 45.00
AVAILABLE
Mt. Malosa, Chilwa, Alkaline Province, Zomba District, Malawi
small cabinet - 7.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm
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Aegerine is named after Aegir, Scandinavian God of the Sea. This specimen consists of a long slender, prismatic, opaque, greenish black colored piece which singly terminated. A few what I would describe as contact points, but otherwise no damage. Difficult to photograph, this piece is very lustrous and displays much better in person.

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Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Chilwa, Alkaline Province, Zomba District, Malawi [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Aegerine.jpg] Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Chilwa, Alkaline Province, Zomba District, Malawi [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Aegerine5.jpg] Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Chilwa, Alkaline Province, Zomba District, Malawi [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Aegerine2.jpg] Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Chilwa, Alkaline Province, Zomba District, Malawi [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Aegerine3.jpg]




AZCERNA1EHN - Azurite, Cerrusite & Arsentsumebite
$ 175.00
AVAILABLE
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5.2 x 2.1 cm
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ex.  Ernie Schlichter

This specimen consists of a rather hefty matrix (galena?) that plays host to numerous inky blue and gemmy azurite xls to 8mm. One cluster has been cleaved. In addition, there are numerous clear to off white to golden yellow tinted cerrusite xls to 8mm. There are several small micro xls of what appears to be Arsentsumebite a rather rare mineral.

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Azurite, Cerrusite & Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Azurite.jpg] Azurite, Cerrusite & Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Azurite2.jpg] Azurite, Cerrusite & Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Azurite3.jpg] Azurite, Cerrusite & Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Azurite4.jpg] Azurite, Cerrusite & Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Azurite5.jpg]




BULCALSASIN - Bultfontienite & Calcite
$ 165.00
AVAILABLE
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm
ORDER


This specimen consists of numerous pale pink spherical or botryoidal masses of bultfontienite xls to 7mm (a few cleaved) resting on a bed of water clear to colorless calcite xls and matrix. South Africa is the Type Locality for this species and it is considered a rare species.

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Bultfontienite & Calcite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Bultfonteinite.jpg] Bultfontienite & Calcite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Bultfonteinite2.jpg] Bultfontienite & Calcite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Bultfonteinite3.jpg] Bultfontienite & Calcite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Bultfonteinite4.jpg] Bultfontienite & Calcite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Bultfonteinite5.jpg]




calnabuy - Calcite
$ 75.00
AVAILABLE
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.4 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm
ORDER


Locale
This specimen consists of numerous pale yellow calcite xls that take on a form which I refer to as elongated rhombohedrons, resembling thick knife blades. They are all quite gemmy and display virtually no damage. Their shape is quite unique and much better in person. They rest on a bed of gemmy, water clear quartz xls and matrix. An excellent specimen from a defunct locale.

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Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Calcite.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Calcite2.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Calcite3.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Calcite4.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/Calcite5.jpg]




CALTUNGUT - Calcite
$ 45.00
AVAILABLE
Hammam Zribe, Tunisia
small cabinet - 5.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 cm
ORDER


This is a locality piece! It consists of a large, opaque scalenohedral calcite xl that displays some etching, numerous striations, some staining, and has another generation of small calcite xls growing on it. There is damage to what I would call the backside of this specimen. All is all, this is an interesting specimen from a hard to obtain locale. Purchase any other specimen from this Africa update and get this specimen for free, just by mentioning this offer in your e-mail to me. Just checking who's actually reading my dribble.

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Calcite from Hammam Zribe, Tunisia [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/CalciteB.jpg] Calcite from Hammam Zribe, Tunisia [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/CalciteB2.jpg] Calcite from Hammam Zribe, Tunisia [db_pics/Africa/April_2010_update/CalciteB3.jpg]



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