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AFRICA (excl. Tsumeb)


Congo D.R. (Zaire)

Heterogenite
Heterogenite. Front
Front
Heterogenite. Rear
Rear
Heterogenite. Side
Side

EJ91AH8: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2018. Very aerial stalagmitic botryoidal growth of Heterogenite, a cobalt hydroxide that is very rare as significant collectible samples. We consider this one, due to its evident quality, between the best known for the species. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Mindingi Mine (Mindigi Mine), Millele shaft, Swambo, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire) (05/2018)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 4.1 × 4 cm = 3.8” × 1.6” × 1.6”


Euro:680 / US$797 / Yen:88160 / AUD$1075

Reservado
Malachite

TP57AE5: Stalactitic Malachite growths, on matrix, elongated and with spheroidal thickenings on the terminations. They are bright with an excellent color, very deep and uniform.
Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 7.3 × 5.6 cm = 2.9” × 2.9” × 2.2”




Malachite. Malachite.
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Malachite with Heterogenite
Malachite with Heterogenite. Front
Front
Malachite with Heterogenite. Rear
Rear

MF77AH7: Very aerial and fine triple stalactitic-botryoidal Malachite growth with small Heterogenite crystallizations near the base, bright and with a black color. We analyzed the Heterogenite and will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 4.3 × 2.4 cm = 2.9” × 1.7” × 0.9”

Former collection of Carles Manresa




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Carrollite with Mica

TH43AH0: A novelty at Tucson 2018. Very sharp and aerial cubo-octahedral crystal, complete and on matrix, with Mica. It has two small contacts on the left side, recrystallized by the Carrollite itself. The sample is from a recent find of samples of a great quality.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 44 of the 2018/01 edition.
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire) (2016-2017)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.8 × 1.8 cm = 0.9” × 0.7” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.9 cm = 0.7” × 0.7”




Carrollite with Mica.
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Carrollite
Carrollite.

EP56Y6: Group of sharp crystals with very well defined faces and edges showing the forms of the dodecahedron, the cube and a finely striated tetrahexaedron. They have thin Chalcopyrite coatings, are very bright and their morphology is most unusual for Carrollite from Kambove.
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire) (2002)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2 × 1.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.8” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”




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Carrollite with Mica

TM27AH0: A novelty at Tucson 2018. Single, very aerial and very sharp cubo-octahedral crystal, slightly elongated, complete and on a tiny bit of Mica matrix. The sample is from a recent find of samples of great quality.
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire) (2016-2017)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3 × 2.6 cm = 1.4” × 1.2” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.4” × 0.9”


Euro:2200 / US$2542 / Yen:276930 / AUD$3380

Carrollite with Mica.
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Cuprite with Calcite and Chrysocolla
Cuprite with Calcite and Chrysocolla.

EB56Y6: Group, of very sharp octahedral Cuprite crystals that are extraordinarily bright and have a deep red color. On matrix with Calcite and Chrysocolla.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”




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Cuprite with Calcite

MB67AF2: Very sharp octahedral Cuprite crystals. They are very bright, and have a very intense and deep red color visible under an intense light. The Cuprite esthetically contrasts with the white Calcite coating the vug on a rocky matrix.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5 × 4.4 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




Cuprite with Calcite. Cuprite with Calcite.
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Cuprite with Plancheite
Cuprite with Plancheite. Cuprite with Plancheite.
Cuprite with Plancheite. Front light
Front light

TR16AE1: Very sharp and slightly elongated octahedral crystal with very well defined faces and edges and fine polycrystalline growths. The crystals are perfectly individualized and on matrix, and they show a very vivid red color when backlit by an intense light beam.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 4.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.9” × 1.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”




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Cuprite with Calcite

AH16Q6: Groups of octahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges and a deep red color on internal reflection. They are in a cavity that protects them.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire) (1994)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.4 × 5.4 cm = 3.3” × 2.9” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




Cuprite with Calcite. Cuprite with Calcite.
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Dioptase with Plancheite
Dioptase with Plancheite. Dioptase with Plancheite.

DM49AC8: Aggregate of very well defined Dioptase crystals. They are aerial, translucent, and bright. They have a very deep color and are on a rocky matrix partially coated by fibrous Plancheite aggregates. The crystals have a better luster and color than usual for the locality.
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.2 × 4.2 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”




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Dioptase with Bayldonite

TP91Y3: Dioptase crystals of a considerable size, on matrix, with very well defined faces and edges and partially coated by small botryoidal growths of yellowish-green Bayldonite.
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.7 × 5.7 cm = 3.7” × 3.0” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.2 cm = 0.8” × 0.5”




Dioptase with Bayldonite. Dioptase with Bayldonite.
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Calcite (variety cobaltoan Calcite)
Calcite (variety cobaltoan Calcite). Calcite (variety cobaltoan Calcite).

MA6AG7: Aggregate, on matrix, of crystals that are very rich in faces with a predominant rhombohedron, between transparent and translucent, very bright and with an extraordinary color due to its liveliness and depth.
Kakanda, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.5 × 4.7 cm = 2.8” × 2.6” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”




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Gabon

Rhodochrosite

EH16AD7: Aggregate of very acute scalenohedral crystals. They are between transparent and translucent, with a color between red and mauve, very intense, deep and uniform, and are on a matrix of manganese oxides. A great classic although the locality is not well known for samples as fine as this one.
Moanda Mine, Moanda, Lιboumbi-Leyou Department, Haut-Ogoouι Province  Gabon

Specimen size: 8.3 × 4.4 × 4.6 cm = 3.3” × 1.7” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
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Malawi

Aegirine with Quartz (variety smoky) and Feldspar
Aegirine with Quartz (variety smoky)  and Feldspar. Front
Front
Aegirine with Quartz (variety smoky)  and Feldspar. Side
Side
Aegirine with Quartz (variety smoky)  and Feldspar. Rear
Rear

EA76AE4: Very curious doubly terminated smoky Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, flattened and with very sharp and well defined faces and edges. The Quartz is with Aegirine crystals, some of them doubly terminated, and small Orthoclase and Zircon crystals.
Mount Malosa, Zomba District  Malawi (2014)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.6 × 2.3 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1.1 cm = 1.4” × 0.4”




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Aegirine with Quartz

EP46AD8: Doubly terminated Aegirine crystal with an acute doubled parallel termination. The crystal is curved due to a natural fracture that was self-healed by later growth. It is partially coated by small Quartz crystals. A curious and uncommon sample, due its morphological characteristics.
Mount Malosa, Zomba District  Malawi (2014)

Specimen size: 8 × 1.5 × 1 cm = 3.1” × 0.6” × 0.4”




Aegirine with Quartz. Front
Front
Aegirine with Quartz. Rear
Rear
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Arfvedsonite with Aegirine and Orthoclase
Arfvedsonite with Aegirine and Orthoclase. Front
Front
Arfvedsonite with Aegirine and Orthoclase. Rear
Rear

EC90AH4: Very well defined Arfvedsonite crystals with acute polycrystalline terminations. They are bright with a very deep green color and are on a matrix of Orthoclase crystals that very well defined Baveno twins, and black prismatic Aegirine crystals around the base of the Arfvedsonite crystal.
Mount Malosa, Zomba District  Malawi (2014)

Specimen size: 14 × 10.5 × 6.8 cm = 5.5” × 4.1” × 2.7”

Main crystal size: 9 × 1.2 cm = 3.5” × 0.5”




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Epididymite with Aegirine

EP66AG9: A single floater crystal that has extraordinarily well defined faces and edges. It is translucent, white and has small black acicular crystals on its base. Due to the singularity and perfection of the crystal it has been analyzed to positively identify the species. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Machinga, Machinga District  Malawi (02/2017)

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.6 × 0.9 cm = 0.6” × 0.6” × 0.4”

Fluorescent short UV




Epididymite with Aegirine. Front
Front
Epididymite with Aegirine. Rear
Rear
Epididymite with Aegirine.
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Eudidymite
Eudidymite. Front
Front
Eudidymite. Rear
Rear

EB14AC5: Aggregate of laminar very well shaped crystals with acute terminations in parallel growth. Eudidymite is a very uncommon species but characteristic of Mount Malosa. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Mount Malosa, Zomba District  Malawi (2005)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 1.5 × 0.2 cm = 1.7” × 0.6” × 0.1”




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Madagascar

Grandidierite

MY87AE2: A novelty at Tucson 2016. An isolated crystal, translucent, bright, with a uniform and intense bluish-green color, with very well defined and deeply striated prismatic faces for the species. Of an excellent quality for this rare silicate.
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.4”




Grandidierite. Front
Front
Grandidierite. Rear
Rear
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Grandidierite with Quartz, Feldspar, Diopside and Mica
Grandidierite with Quartz, Feldspar, Diopside and Mica.

TG29AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016. An isolated crystal on matrix. It is translucent, bright, with a uniform and intense bluish-green color and with very well defined prismatic faces. Of an excellent quality for this rare silicate.
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.0” × 1.0” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.6”

Diopside fluorescent



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Grandidierite with Feldspar and Diopside

TR49AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016. An isolated crystal on matrix. It is translucent, bright, with a uniform and intense bluish-green color and with very well defined prismatic faces. Of an excellent quality for this rare silicate.
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.3”

Diopside fluorescent



Grandidierite with Feldspar and Diopside.
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Grandidierite with Feldspar
Grandidierite with Feldspar. Front
Front
Grandidierite with Feldspar. Rear
Rear
Grandidierite with Feldspar. Top
Top

TP50AH2: Very sharp flattened and complete crystal (on the base it has small fragments of a feldspar matrix) with very well defined faces and edges and a perfect termination, slightly rough but free of damage. It is translucent and has a very deep and uniform bluish-green color. Among the best for this very rare species, a classic from Madagascar.
Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (02-06/2017)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.3 × 0.8 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.3”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.1” × 0.6”




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Grandidierite with Feldspar, Schorl and Diopside

TC71AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Parallel growth, on matrix, of translucent and bright crystals with a uniform bluish green color and with very well defined prismatic faces. Of an excellent quality for this rare silicate.
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.6” × 1.0” × 0.9”

Diopside fluorescent



Grandidierite with Feldspar, Schorl and Diopside.
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Grandidierite with Quartz, Feldspar and Diopside
Grandidierite with Quartz, Feldspar and Diopside.

TC69AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Parallel growth, on matrix, of translucent and very bright crystals with a uniform and intense bluish green color and with very well defined prismatic faces. Of an excellent quality for this rare silicate.
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.3 × 2.5 cm = 2.2” × 1.3” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.8 cm = 1.6” × 0.7”

Diopside fluorescent



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Grandidierite with Quartz and Feldspar

MX51AD5: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Single crystals on a massive Quartz matrix. The crystals have some very well developed faces and edges on the prism, which is very uncommon for the species. The crystal is translucent and bright and has a uniform greenish blue color. Of an excellent quality for this rare silicate.
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 3.5 × 4 cm = 2.6” × 1.4” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.4 cm = 1.6” × 0.6”




Grandidierite with Quartz and Feldspar. Front
Front
Grandidierite with Quartz and Feldspar. Side
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Grandidierite with Feldspar and Quartz
Grandidierite with Feldspar and Quartz. Front
Front
Grandidierite with Feldspar and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Grandidierite with Feldspar and Quartz.

TD86AH6: Group of Grandidierite crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant and very large for the species. The crystals, unusually well defined, are translucent and have a uniform and intense bluish-green color. The main crystal has a rough termination but it is complete, as the detailed image shows. The sample has great quality for this rare silicate.
Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (02-06/2017)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.8 × 3.2 cm = 3.0” × 1.9” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 2.4 cm = 2.0” × 0.9”




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Quartz with Muscovite (variety fuchsite) inclusions

TT16AH1: Group of very clear Quartz crystals, on a rocky matrix very transparent and bright and with very well defined phantom growths that show their inner pyramidal faces coated by clear green microcrystalline Muscovite (variety fuchsite) growths. Great esthetic appearance.
Anovitra, Itremo, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province  Madagascar (07/2017)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 8 × 8 cm = 4.4” × 3.1” × 3.1”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 1.2 cm = 1.7” × 0.5”




Quartz with Muscovite (variety fuchsite) inclusions. Quartz with Muscovite (variety fuchsite) inclusions.
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Quartz with Muscovite (variety fuchsite) inclusions
Quartz with Muscovite (variety fuchsite) inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with Muscovite (variety fuchsite) inclusions. Side
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Quartz with Muscovite (variety fuchsite) inclusions.

TP10AH1: Group of very clear Quartz crystals, very transparent and bright and with very well defined phantom growths that show their inner pyramidal faces that are coated by clear green microcrystalline Muscovite (variety fuchsite). Great esthetic appearance.
Anovitra, Itremo, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province  Madagascar (07/2017)

Specimen size: 14.3 × 11 × 5.4 cm = 5.6” × 4.3” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 5 × 2.2 cm = 2.0” × 0.9”




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Fluorite

TW27AH0: A novelty at Tucson 2018. A group of translucent Fluorite crystal cubes with a very deep green color and marine-blue dichroism, clearly visible in sunlight. The locality is totally new and, even though Madagascar is a well-known mineralogical paradise, there were no references to Fluorite occurrences other than the small crystals included in Quartz from Amborompotsy.
Mandronarivo area, Beroroha District, Atsimo Andrefana Region, Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (08-11/2017)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.9 × 3 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.7”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Fluorite. Front
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Fluorite. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite.
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite.

TP28AH0: A novelty at Tucson 2018. A group of Fluorite crystal cubes between translucent and transparent, with a very deep green color and marine-blue dichroism clearly visible in sunlight. The locality is totally new and, even though Madagascar is a well-known mineralogical paradise, there were no other references to Fluorite occurrences other than the small crystals included in Quartz from Amborompotsy.
Mandronarivo area, Beroroha District, Atsimo Andrefana Region, Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (08-11/2017)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.8 × 4.8 cm = 2.3” × 1.9” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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Fluorite

TQ49AH0: A novelty at Tucson 2018. A group of Fluorite crystal cubes between translucent and transparent, with a very intense and deep green color and marine-blue dichroism, clearly visible in sunlight. On a matrix coated by white Quartz. The locality is totally new and, even though Madagascar is a well-known mineralogical paradise, there were no more references to Fluorite occurrences other than the small crystals included in Quartz from Amborompotsy.
Mandronarivo area, Beroroha District, Atsimo Andrefana Region, Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (08-11/2017)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 3.9 × 3.8 cm = 3.0” × 1.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Fluorite. Fluorite.
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
Fluorite.

TB87AH0: A novelty at Tucson 2018. A group of Fluorite crystal cubes between translucent and transparent, with white inclusions, a very deep green color and marine-blue dichroism, clearly visible in sunlight. The locality is totally new and, even though Madagascar is a well-known mineralogical paradise, there were no more references to Fluorite occurrences other than the small crystals included in Quartz from Amborompotsy.
Mandronarivo area, Beroroha District, Atsimo Andrefana Region, Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (08-11/2017)

Specimen size: 15.8 × 12.4 × 6.8 cm = 6.2” × 4.9” × 2.7”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3 cm = 2.0” × 1.2”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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Pezzottaite

EP66AA1: Very sharp thick tabular crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with well developed dipyramidal and pinacoidal faces and a very short prism. Their color is very intense and uniform and they are on matrix, something very uncommon with such samples. It is from the type locality.
Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province  Madagascar

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.4 × 1.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Type locality




Pezzottaite.
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Zircon
Zircon. Front
Front
Zircon. Rear
Rear

MQ90AE7: Two very well defined crystals on matrix formed by a prism and a dipyramid. The main crystal is partially doubly terminated.
Betroka District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.6” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.3 cm = 1.0” × 0.5”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Fluor-liddicoatite

TG16AD4: Single crystal formed by the dominant faces of a ditrigonal prism and the terminal faces of a pyramid and pinacoid that are all very well defined. The crystal is between translucent and transparent, very bright and has an intense and uniform color, between red and mauve.
Camp Robin area, Fianarantsoa,   Madagascar (02/2006)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 2 × 2.1 cm = 2.3” × 0.8” × 0.8”




Fluor-liddicoatite. Front
Front
Fluor-liddicoatite. Rear
Rear
Fluor-liddicoatite. Top
Top
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Albite with Muscovite
Albite with Muscovite. Front
Front
Albite with Muscovite. Side
Side

TQ87AB2: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Parallel aggregates and polycrystalline growths of bright and translucent Albite crystals that have an unusual and beautiful clear sky blue color and are with small aggregates of laminar Muscovite. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Manakana, Vohambohitra pegmatite, Tsaratanΰna District, Betsiboka Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province  Madagascar (2014)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.4 × 3.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 1.4”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Albite with Muscovite

TA27AB5: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Parallel aggregates and polycrystalline growths of bright and translucent Albite crystals that have an unusual and beautiful clear sky blue color and are with small aggregates of laminar Muscovite. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Manakana, Vohambohitra pegmatite, Tsaratanΰna District, Betsiboka Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province  Madagascar (2014)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.9 × 5.5 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3 cm = 1.5” × 1.2”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Albite with Muscovite. Front
Front
Albite with Muscovite. Side
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Albite with Muscovite
Albite with Muscovite. Front
Front
Albite with Muscovite. Side
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TP67AB2: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Parallel aggregates and polycrystalline growths of bright and translucent Albite crystals that have an unusual and beautiful clear sky blue color and are with small aggregates of laminar Muscovite. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Manakana, Vohambohitra pegmatite, Tsaratanΰna District, Betsiboka Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province  Madagascar (2014)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.8 × 4.9 cm = 3.0” × 2.7” × 1.9”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Twinned Calcite

TC37F3: A novelty from Madagascar, but a common species: Calcite. An attractive group in which the sharpness of the crystals stands out. They stand out for their color, brilliance, and the presence of extraordinarily unusual twinning formed by the interpenetration of two rhombohedra.
Basalt Quarry, Ambariomiambana, Sambava District, Sava Region  Madagascar (08/2004)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.3 × 2.3 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Twinned Calcite.
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Twinned Calcite
Twinned Calcite.

TC67J3: Group of crystals from the August 2004, find. The aggregate is very attractive and we note the clearness of the crystals, the color and luster and, especially, the existence of twins formed by the contact of two rhombohedrons.
Basalt Quarry, Ambariomiambana, Sambava District, Sava Region  Madagascar (08/2004)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4 × 3.7 cm = 2.6” × 1.6” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3 cm = 1.8” × 1.2”

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV




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Andradite (demantoid and topazolite) from Ambanja

If you want to know more about the Andradite (Demantoid) from Ambanja please follow this link

Andradite (variety topazolite) with Stilbite

TQ94Q0: A novelty at Tucson 2010. Druse on matrix of crystals very rich of faces, with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron and the trapezohedron and brown color, slightly greenish. Their luster is extraordinary and they are with small white concretions of Stilbite. The Topazolite variety has been well defined on this kind of samples and this will be reflected in a future article in The Mineralogical Record.
Antetezambato outcrop, Antetezambato, Maherivaratra Commune, Ambanja District, Antsiranana Province  Madagascar (05-06/2009)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.2 × 2.9 cm = 3.4” × 2.8” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”




Andradite (variety topazolite) with Stilbite. Andradite (variety topazolite) with Stilbite.
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Andradite (variety demantoid)
Andradite (variety demantoid). Andradite (variety demantoid).
Andradite (variety demantoid).

EF50P2: A novelty in Ste. Marie 2009. Group of dodecahedral crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant, isolated and very big for the variety. Faces and edges are very well defined and have very good color, luster and transparency. The locality was not well known until recently, and the habit of this Demantoid is really unusual.
Antetezambato outcrop, Antetezambato, Maherivaratra Commune, Ambanja District, Antsiranana Province  Madagascar (05-06/2009)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3 × 3.1 cm = 1.6” × 1.2” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”




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Andradite (variety demantoid)

TK52S9: Transparent complex crystals of intense green color, on matrix. They have dominant forms of the trapezohedron and the dodecahedron, but they also show cube faces, small but perfectly visible. Some of the crystals have curious deformations, to the degree that one of them is almost completely flattened.
Antetezambato outcrop, Antetezambato, Maherivaratra Commune, Ambanja District, Antsiranana Province  Madagascar (08/2009)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 6.3 × 4.8 cm = 2.9” × 2.5” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”




Andradite (variety demantoid).
Andradite (variety demantoid). Andradite (variety demantoid).
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Mali

Andradite with Epidote
Andradite with Epidote. Andradite with Epidote.

TA77AG9: Group of large dodecahedral Andradite crystals with curiously elongated faces. They are translucent, bright, and are on a matrix with Epidote crystals.
The sample is from the William Sheldon collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Bendougou village, Commune Diakon, Arrondissement Diakon , Bafoulabι Circle, Kayes Region  Mali

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.4 × 3.4 cm = 3.4” × 2.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 3.4 cm = 1.8” × 1.3”




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Andradite

TL96AF8: Group, on a rocky matrix, of dodecahedral crystals finely beveled by the trapezohedron, with a dark brown color, translucent and bright.
Bendougou village, Commune Diakon, Arrondissement Diakon , Bafoulabι Circle, Kayes Region  Mali

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.1 × 2.4 cm = 2.1” × 1.6” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 3.2 ×2.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.9”




Andradite. Andradite.
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Epidote with Stilbite-Ca
Epidote with Stilbite-Ca. Front
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Epidote with Stilbite-Ca. Rear
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Epidote with Stilbite-Ca.

TB67AF6: Group of dark green (almost black), doubly terminated, very aerial Epidote crystals that are partially coated by small white crystals, most of them doubly terminated, of Stilbite-Ca.
The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, Madrid.
Commune Diakon, Arrondissement Diakon, Bafoulabι Circle, Kayes Region  Mali

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.5 × 5.4 cm = 3.9” × 3.0” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 7 × 2.5 cm = 2.8” × 1.0”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




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Mozambique

Lepidolite after Elbaite

NG69AH6: A novelty at Munich 2017. Lepidolite (series) pseudomorphous after a single Elbaite (rubellite variety) crystal with visible parallel growths. The Elbaite is visible on the base where it is translucent with an intense pink color and rich in channels and other dissolution forms.
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (07/2017)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 3.3 × 3.1 cm = 3.9” × 1.3” × 1.2”




Lepidolite after Elbaite. Front
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Lepidolite after Elbaite. Rear
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Lepidolite after Elbaite. Bottom
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Lepidolite after Elbaite. Top
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Lepidolite after Elbaite with Tantalite-(Mn)
Lepidolite after Elbaite with Tantalite-(Mn). Front
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Lepidolite after Elbaite with Tantalite-(Mn). Rear
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Lepidolite after Elbaite with Tantalite-(Mn).

MX70AG3: A novelty at Munich 2017. Parallel growths, with a fibrous aspect, of Lepidolite (series) pseudomorphous after an Elbaite crystal, with doubly terminated Tantalite-(Mn) crystals with very well defined faces and edges, transparent and with a very vivid red color.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Munich 2017’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 70 of number 1/2018
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (07/2017)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.9” × 1.1” × 0.9”




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Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite

NX51AH2: A novelty at Munich 2017. Parallel growths of Lepidolite (series) crystals pseudomorphous after Elbaite. They are bright with a rich pink color, with channels and other dissolution forms and with the crystalline remains of Elbaite (verdelite variety) on the upper end.
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (07/2017)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 4.1” × 1.5” × 1.5”




Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite. Front
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Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite. Rear
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Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite. Top
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Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
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Elbaite. Rear
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EP88AE4: A single crystal with very well defined terminal faces consisting of a dominant pinacoid and a rhombohedron. It is transparent, with an intense red color at the base and a blue termination, popularly known as a blue cap. It is different from what is usually found at this mine.
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (08/2016)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.7” × 0.6”

Weight: 11 grams



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Elbaite

ER70AE4: Single crystal with very well defined parallel growth and terminal faces. It is transparent and has colored zones alternating between pink and bluish green. It is different from what is usually found at this mine.
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (08/2016)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.7” × 0.9” × 0.6”

Weight: 22 grams



Elbaite. Front
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Elbaite. Rear
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Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
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Elbaite. Rear
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EQ73AE4: Single crystal with a very well defined parallel growth and very well defined terminal faces. It is transparent and has colored stripes alternating pink and bluish green color. It’s different to the most usually found at this mine.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record΄s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 45, January 2, 2017 edition.
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (08/2016)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.2 × 2.2 cm = 2.0” × 0.9” × 0.9”

Weight: 42 grams



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Namibia

Copper

TJ13AH7: Very aerial dendritic growth with dodecahedral crystals that have very well defined faces and edges, with slight curvatures.
Ogonja (Onganja), Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.7 × 1.9 × 1.1 cm = 1.5” × 0.7” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Copper. Front
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Copper. Rear
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Copper
Copper. Front
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Copper. Rear
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Copper.

TX30AD1: Very aerial arborescent growth of very well defined crystals, slightly elongated, with the octahedron and the dodecahedron as dominant forms.
Ogonja (Onganja), Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 7 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 2.8” × 1.5” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




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Tarbuttite

TE89AH4: Fan-like growths of very Sharp Tarbuttite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, bright and with a very uniform green color. The sample is of great quality both for the species and for its locality.
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Lόderitz District, Karas Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.8” × 1.7” × 0.9”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Tarbuttite. Front
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Tarbuttite. Side
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Tarbuttite with Hydroxylapatite and Hemimorphite
Tarbuttite with Hydroxylapatite and Hemimorphite. Front
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Tarbuttite with Hydroxylapatite and Hemimorphite. Top
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Tarbuttite with Hydroxylapatite and Hemimorphite.

MN68AA7: Divergent growths, on matrix, of acicular Tarbuttite crystals with a pale green color and partially coated by white Hydroxylapatite and Hemimorphite micro-crystals. The three co-existing species on the sample have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Lόderitz District, Karas Region  Namibia (2006-2007)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4 × 3.2 cm = 2.3” × 1.6” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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Smithsonite with Hemimorphite

MF9AC6: Botryoidal aggregates of small white Smithsonite crystals on a matrix coated by small and very bright Hemimorphite crystals.
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Lόderitz District, Karas Region  Namibia (2007-2010)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.9 × 5.9 cm = 2.8” × 2.3” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”




Smithsonite with Hemimorphite. Smithsonite with Hemimorphite.
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Prehnite, Quartz and Calcite
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Prehnite, Quartz and Calcite. Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Prehnite, Quartz and Calcite. Side
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Prehnite, Quartz and Calcite. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Prehnite, Quartz and Calcite.

TX71AF0: Very bright Quartz crystal with a very sharply defined amethyst colored phantom and an aesthetic color gradation, clearer near the base and the termination and very intense in the central zone. It is with Prehnite and Calcite and is on matrix, which is very rare with samples from this region. Badly popularized as Brandberg, the true locality is Gobobos, another nearby volcano. The sample was from Charles Key.
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 7 × 6.3 × 5.3 cm = 2.8” × 2.5” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 2.3 cm = 2.5” × 0.9”

Calcite fluorescent short UV

From Charles Key



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Quartz

TT27AF1: Group of crystals, some of them partially doubly terminated, with very well defined phantom growths of red Hematite inclusions. They have an amethystine nucleus visible under a strong light.
Orange River, Warmbad, Karasburg District, Karas Region  Namibia (± 1980)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.7 × 5.3 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.7”




Quartz. Quartz.
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Fluorite (scepter)
Fluorite (scepter).

TP66AF0: Scepter growth of an octahedral Fluorite crystal with polycrystalline growths on its faces. It is bright, between transparent and translucent, and has a pale green color, more intense at the base. The sample was from Charles Key.
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.6 × 1.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.7”

From Charles Key



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Fluorite (scepter)

TM48AF0: Scepter growth of an octahedral Fluorite crystal with polycrystalline growths on its faces. It is bright, between transparent and translucent, has a pale green color and it is on a irregular Fluorite base that has a deeper and more intense green color. The sample was from Charles Key.
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.4 × 2.8 cm = 1.4” × 0.9” × 1.1”

From Charles Key



Fluorite (scepter). Front
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Fluorite (scepter). Top
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Fluorite with Quartz (variety smoky)
Fluorite with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Fluorite with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
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Fluorite with Quartz (variety smoky).

EG88AE2: An aggregate of crystals showing the cube, octahedron and dodecahedron. They are between transparent and translucent, have a very deep green color with violet zones in some areas of each crystal and with inclusions that resemble eyes, the reason why this Fluorite is called “alien.” On matrix, with Quartz crystals.
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 8 × 5.3 × 3.7 cm = 3.1” × 2.1” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”




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Descloizite

TT37AE9: Very aerial aggregate, on matrix, of thick dipyramidal crystals with very well defined faces and edges, a deep Brown color and translucent on the edges.
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4 × 3.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.6” × 1.4” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




Descloizite. Front
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Descloizite. Rear
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Smithsonite
Smithsonite.

TM27AB5: Aggregate, on matrix, of translucent rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals with a deep brown color and slightly orange shades. A classic from Namibia with great quality.
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.2 × 2.9 cm = 1.9” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”




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Fluorite

TA89Z3: Druse of cubic crystals beveled by the dodecahedron and hollow growths on the octahedral faces. The crystals are translucent, bright and have a very intense and deep mauve color, clearer on the octahedral faces.
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 10.5 × 6.6 × 1.9 cm = 4.1” × 2.6” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Carolyn Seitz



Fluorite. Fluorite.
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Shattuckite with Quartz
Shattuckite with Quartz. Shattuckite with Quartz.

TX48T2: Globular and cavernous growths of Shattuckite of very uniform blue color that coat a matrix with skeletal growths of Quartz.
Kandesei Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region  Namibia (2009)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.5 ×  4.6 cm = 3.2” × 2.6” × 1.8”




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Republic of the Congo

Dioptase

TR93AF6: Druse of rhombohedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges, extraordinarily bright and on matrix.
The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, Madrid.
Renιville, Kindanba District, Pool Department  Republic of the Congo

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5 × 2.5 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




Dioptase. Dioptase.
Dioptase.
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Wulfenite with Quartz
Wulfenite with Quartz. Wulfenite with Quartz.
Wulfenite with Quartz.

MA69AA9: Two isolated Wulfenite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, translucent, with an intense orange color and partially coated and fringed by Quartz crystals, also present on the rocky matrix. Excellent quality for the locality.
Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department  Republic of the Congo (2012)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.4 × 3 cm = 2.4” × 2.1” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)




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Senegal

Senegalite with Turquoise and Crandallite

EH46AC2: Very rich Senegalite vug coated by very sharp and lustrous crystals with an intense yellow color and high transparency. Between the matrix and the Senegalite, one can see a thin blue layer of Turquoise that is coating other small vugs in the matrix, accompanied by white Crandallite. The sample, from the type locality for the species, is from a very well known and find in 2008.
Kourou Diakouma Mount, Saraya, Tambacounda Region  Senegal (2007-2008)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm = 2.6” × 1.8” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”

Type locality




Senegalite with Turquoise and Crandallite. Senegalite with Turquoise and Crandallite.
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South Africa

Jouravskite
Jouravskite. Jouravskite.

TK16AH1: A novelty at Denver 2017. Aggregate of very sharp Jouravskite crystals, a very rare calcium and manganese sulfate-carbonate. The crystals, on a rocky matrix with Quartz, apart their excellent luster, have and an extraordinary lemon-yellow color.
N'Chwaning III Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2017)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.6 × 4 cm = 2.3” × 2.2” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz

FF27AC3: Aggregate, on matrix, of very sharp octahedral Fluorite crystals that are translucent, have an intense and very uniform green color and are on a group of Quartz crystals with simple forms, and with very well defined phantom growths. The sample was in the Jan Buma collection who’s catalog card we’ll send to the buyer.
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province  South Africa (±2005)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5.5 × 3.9 cm = 2.2” × 2.2” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 3 cm = 1.2” × 1.2”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 050606



Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz. Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz.
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Octahedral Fluorite
Octahedral Fluorite.

TP86N0: Group of very sharp octahedral crystals. They are transparent, bright and have an excellent, very intense green color. From a recent find in Riemvasmaak in 2008.
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2008)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.7 × 2.1 cm = 2.1” × 1.9” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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Octahedral Fluorite

MF37AC3: Aggregate of very sharp octahedral Fluorite crystals. They are between transparent and translucent and have an intense and very uniform green color.
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province  South Africa (±2005)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 4.2 × 5.5 cm = 2.9” × 1.7” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 4.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.9”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Octahedral Fluorite. Front
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Octahedral Fluorite. Side
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Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz
Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz. Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz.

MT56AG7: Very sharp octahedral Fluorite crystals, between transparent and translucent, bright and with a very intense, deep and uniform green color. They are on a Quartz matrix.
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province  South Africa (±2015)

Specimen size: 17.4 × 9.5 × 4.6 cm = 6.9” × 3.7” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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Shigaite on Rhodochrosite

ML68AC5: Laminar crystals of this rare species. They have a sharp hexagonal shape, deep red-brown color and they are translucent, very bright, and are implanted on a matrix of Rhodochrosite crystals with a very intense luster and color and mainly formed by the prism and the scalenohedron.
N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.3 × 1.3 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”

Rhodochrosite fluorescent short UV



Shigaite on Rhodochrosite. Shigaite on Rhodochrosite.
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Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Siderite
Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Siderite. Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Siderite.
Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Siderite.

MT27AC8: Very aerial aggregate of laminar Shigaite crystals. They are bright and transparent, with a color between yellow and orange, and have a considerable size for the species. The Shigaite, on matrix, is implated on a botryoidal Rhodochrosite aggregate and it is with crystalline Siderite. Not bad for the species.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragιnesis’, number 01/2016, page 80
N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2007)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 3.8 × 3.6 cm = 2.8” × 1.5” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Jacobsite with Calcite and Andradite

TR11Z1: A novelty at Tucson 2013. Groups of sharp, brilliant, well defined octahedral crystals on a matrix of Calcite crystals with small Andradite crystals. The Jacobsite crystals strongly contrast with the white Calcite and make this specimen nicer than usual.
N'Chwaning III Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (±08/2012)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV




Jacobsite with Calcite and Andradite.
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Jacobsite with Calcite and Andradite
Jacobsite with Calcite and Andradite.

TL11Z1: A novelty at Tucson 2013. Groups of sharp, brilliant, well defined octahedral crystals on a matrix of Calcite crystals with small Andradite crystals. The Jacobsite crystals strongly contrast with the white Calcite and make this specimen nicer than usual.
N'Chwaning III Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (±08/2012)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.9 × 2.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Jacobsite with Calcite and Andradite

TA47Z9: Groups of sharp, bright and well defined octahedral crystals on a matrix of scalenohedral Calcite crystals with small Andradite crystals. The Jacobsite crystals strongly contrast with the white Calcite and make this specimen nicer than samples from other finds. We will send a copy of the Jacobsite and Andradite analyses to the buyer.
N'Chwaning III Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (±08/2012)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.1 × 4.2 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”

Calcite fluorescent short UV




Jacobsite with Calcite and Andradite. Jacobsite with Calcite and Andradite.
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Sceptered smoky Quartz
Sceptered smoky Quartz. Front
Front
Sceptered smoky Quartz. Rear
Rear

TQ63S1: A novelty at Tucson 2011. Parallel and sceptered growth with some doubly terminated crystals that are transparent, very bright in deep smoky shades and on a parallel group of crystals of white Quartz.
Steinkopf, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (08/2010)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.3” × 0.6” × 0.6”




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Sceptered smoky Quartz

TM46S1: A novelty at Tucson 2011. Sceptered, and partially windowed growth of transparent crystals, very bright in deep smoky shades and on a parallel group of crystals of white Quartz.
Steinkopf, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (08/2010)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.4” × 1.1” × 0.9”




Sceptered smoky Quartz. Front
Front
Sceptered smoky Quartz. Rear
Rear
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Sceptered smoky Quartz
Sceptered smoky Quartz. Sceptered smoky Quartz.

TE28S0: A novelty at Tucson 2011. Parallel and sceptered growth with a centered “window” formation. Crystals are very bright with deep smoky shades and are on a parallel group of very elongate crystals of white Quartz.
Steinkopf, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (08/2010)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm = 3.2” × 1.4” × 1.0”




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Bultfonteinite

Bultfonteinite is a rare phyllosilicate (calcium fluorsilicate) that exists in the N'Chwaning mine along with another rare phyllosilicate (also calcium), Oyelite. In fact, while awaiting the analysis of these specimens we had indicated on the web site that they were Oyelite, as previous finds from the same mine with the same appearance and white color had always been considered Oyelite. So when we got the results of the analysis, much to our surprise, the fluor present in the sample as well as the atomic ratio of Ca/Si=1:2 indicates that the specimens are Bultfonteinite and not Oyelite.

Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite

EM46R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 2 × 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.8” × 0.8” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.

EC63R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.7 × 2.9 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”




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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite

EV13R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.3 × 2 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.

EZ63R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.1 × 2.8 cm = 1.4” × 1.2” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite

EW26R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Rivista Mineralogica Italiana’ on page 51 in number 2011/1
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.6 × 2.5 cm = 1.6” × 1.0” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.

EV12R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.6 × 3 cm = 1.7” × 1.0” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite

ET64R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.7 × 2.1 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.

ER14R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.4 × 3.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite

EL13R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.

EH16R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.7 × 2.3 cm = 1.9” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite

EK26R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite. Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.

ED36R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 3.7 × 3.4 cm = 3.8” × 1.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




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Olmiite

From the great Olmiite finds made in N'Chwaning Mine we offer this further material. The quality is, as you can see, much better than the Poldervaartites found in the Wessels Mine. Notably the color is much more intense and redder. On the subject of the color it is necessary to warn you that some of these new Olmiites show an intense color change depending of the kind of light used: in day light they become yellowish but in artificial light they are a spectacular strawberry red color.

Olmiite with Calcite

MA27AH0: Complex and very aerial Olmiite crystal with parallel and polycrystalline growths, with very well defined faces and edges, translucent with a pink color changing to reddish in incandescent light. It is on matrix, with white Calcite crystals.
The sample, a South African classic, is from the Desmond Sacco collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2017)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.4 × 3.2 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.8 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”

With handwritten label from the Desmond Sacco Collection




Olmiite with Calcite. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Olmiite with Calcite. Bulb light
Bulb light
Olmiite with Calcite.
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Olmiite
Olmiite. Front
Front
Olmiite. Rear
Rear

EG6K9: Excellent miniature. The prismatic crystals are similar to a wheatsheaf with good brilliance and color. On rocky matrix.
N'Chwaning II Mine, Section 5 south, stope 46-47 roof, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (01/2002)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2 × 1.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.8” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Type locality



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Olmiite

ME14AB1: Very individualized crystal with very well defined polycrystalline growths, bright and with a very intense and deep color, especially its central zone. The crystal has, on the base, white small globular Oyelite growths.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.2 × 2.1 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 0.8”

Fluorescent short UV




Olmiite. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Olmiite. Bulb light
Bulb light
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Olmiite
Olmiite. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Olmiite. Bulb light
Bulb light

EP38C0: Good crystal size and excellent transparency.
N'Chwaning II Mine, Section 5 south, stope 46-47 roof, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (01/02)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.4 × 2.5 cm = 1.9” × 1.7” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.7 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Type locality



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Olmiite

EK27C0: A pinker color than the other specimens, large size and very well positioned at the top of the matrix.
N'Chwaning II Mine, Section 5 south, stope 46-47 roof, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (01/02)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.5 × 2 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 2.7 cm = 1.1” × 1.1”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Type locality



Olmiite. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Olmiite. Bulb light
Bulb light
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Tanzania

Diopside
Diopside. Diopside.

TM81AH6: A very sharp Diopside crystal with very well defined faces and edges and a perfect termination, very rich in faces. It is bright, completely transparent, with a very intense and uniform color and has small Graphite inclusions.
We’ll send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Samax Mine, Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania

Specimen size: 2 × 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.8” × 0.3” × 0.2”

Former collection of Bob Noble




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Zoisite (variety tanzanite) with Graphite

MZ37AA8: Aggregate of Zoisite (tanzanite variety) crystals with parallel growths on their faces, translucent and on matrix with leafy aggregates of crystallized Graphite.
D-Block Mine, Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania (2013)

Specimen size: 3 × 3.4 × 1.9 cm = 1.2” × 1.3” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”




Zoisite (variety tanzanite) with Graphite. Front
Front
Zoisite (variety tanzanite) with Graphite. Top
Top
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Grossular (variety tsavorite) with Pyrite and Graphite
Grossular (variety tsavorite) with Pyrite and Graphite. Front
Front
Grossular (variety tsavorite) with Pyrite and Graphite. Light behind
Light behind

ML90AG7: Dodecahedral Grossular (tsavorite variety) crystal, translucent, very bright, with a very well defined green color and on matrix, with Pyrite crystals and radial aggregates of Graphite crystals.
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania

Specimen size: 3 × 1.9 × 3.5 cm = 1.2” × 0.7” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Extremely fluorescent short UV




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Zambia

Libethenite

VG86Y5: Parallel growth, on matrix, of dipyramidal crystals with an excellent luster and very well defined faces, with curved edges.
Mindola pit, Nkana Mine, Kitwe,   Zambia (±1978)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.3 × 2.2 cm = 2.4” × 1.7” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Former collection of A. Mayor




Libethenite. Libethenite.
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Rutile and Hematite pseudomorph after Ilmenite crystals

Very interesting novelty of 2007 Munich Show: trigonal crystals of Ilmenite transformed into an intimate intergrowth of Rutile and Hematite. Microscopic examination shows that Rutile (reddish) occurs as a delicate network of needles which are oriented parallel to the basal sections of the former Ilmenite, while Hematite (black) forms the interstices.
If you want to know more about Rutile and Hematite pseudomorph after Ilmenite please follow this link

Rutile and Hematite pseudomorph after Ilmenite
Rutile and Hematite pseudomorph after Ilmenite. Front
Front
Rutile and Hematite pseudomorph after Ilmenite. Rear
Rear

MJ62K7: Epitaxial Rutile reticulated growth on a tabular former Ilmenite crystal pseudomorphed by Rutile and Hematite.
Mwinilunga District, North-Western Province  Zambia (05/2007)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.8 × 2 cm = 2.7” × 1.9” × 0.8”

With a copy of its analysis.




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TSUMEB

To see many more Tsumeb specimens, please visit the Desmond Sacco Collection page

Cuprite with Dolomite (variety cuprian) and Adamite (variety cuprian)

TP92AH2: Cubo-octahedral Cuprite crystals that are translucent, very bright, have a very intense and deep red color and are partially coated by aggregates of very well defined cuprian Dolomite crystals and minor cuprian Adamite crystals.
The sample is from the Chris Amo collection (Williamsville, N.Y.), and it previously was in the Willy Israel collection, in Belgium. We’ll send both labels with the sample.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4 × 3.5 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




Cuprite with Dolomite (variety cuprian) and Adamite (variety cuprian). Cuprite with Dolomite (variety cuprian) and Adamite (variety cuprian).
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Cuprite
Cuprite. Cuprite.

TF99AH6: Druse of very sharp cubo-octahedral crystals that are bright, have very intense reddish reflections and are partially coated by small Cerussite crystals.
The sample is from the Chris Amo collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.5 × 2.9 cm = 2.3” × 2.2” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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Smithsonite (variety cadmium)

TP50AH6: Druse of Smithsonite crystals on matrix. They have the dominant form of a rhombohedron, with very well defined faces and edges and a soft orange color due to the presence of cadmium. This cadmian Smithsonite variety is surely the rarest found at Tsumeb.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.9 × 3 cm = 2.1” × 1.5” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”




Smithsonite (variety cadmium). Smithsonite (variety cadmium).
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Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan)
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan). Front
Front
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan). Rear
Rear
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan). Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan).

EV54AC8: Aggregate, on matrix, of very well defined rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals. They are considerably large for the species and are translucent, bright and have an intense pink color.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.4 × 4.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”




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Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan)
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan)

TA87Z9: Aggregate of mainly rhombohedral crystals, on matrix, with very well defined faces and slightly curved edges. They are translucent and bright and have an unusually vivid, deep and uniform pink color. The sample is with a J.R. Jelks collection label that we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.1” × 1.7” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”




Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan). Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan).
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan).
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Copper with Cuprite, Calcite and Malachite
Copper with Cuprite, Calcite and Malachite. Front
Front
Copper with Cuprite, Calcite and Malachite. Rear
Rear
Copper with Cuprite, Calcite and Malachite.

TJ87AF6: Arborescent growth of native Copper crystals on matrix, with small octahedral Cuprite crystals which are very bright and intensely red. The Copper has coatings of Calcite and Malachite.
The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, Madrid.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6.3 × 3.8 cm = 3.7” × 2.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




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Azurite with Cerussite

EP99AG3: Group of complex Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges, bright and with a very deep color with vivid reflections and transparencies. A classic from Tsumeb.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (1975)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3.1 × 1.9 cm = 1.3” × 1.2” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.1” × 0.7”




Azurite with Cerussite. Front
Front
Azurite with Cerussite. Top
Top
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Azurite
Azurite.

MK67X1: Druse, on matrix, of translucent short prismatic crystals that have a very deep color with vivid blue sparkles and the extraordinary luster typical of the first finds of Azurite at Tsumeb.
Tsumeb Mine, first oxidation zone, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (±1920-30)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.4” × 1.4” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”




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Azurite
Azurite

EE46X6: Floater group of crystals that have very well defined faces and edges and well marked parallel growths, an uncommon shape for Tsumeb Azurite. The sample is from the Claus Hedegaard, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.7 × 2.7 cm = 1.5” × 1.5” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.5”

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard




Azurite. Azurite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side

MA66L5: Azurite crystal with an equidimensional form, very uncommon for Azurite, with well defined faces and edges, and very intense color. The upper crystal is a contact. On a Malachite matrix.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3 × 2 cm = 1.7” × 1.2” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 2 cm = 0.8” × 0.8”




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Malachite pseudo Azurite
Malachite pseudo Azurite
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TF48Z9: Aggregate of flattened Malachite crystals, pseudomorphous after Azurite, with parallel growths and a silky surface. In some areas the replacement has not been complete and the primary azurite is preserved. A classic from Tsumeb that is with a Jack Crowley collection record card that we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.8 × 2.1 cm = 2.8” × 2.3” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 6.1 × 1.2 cm = 2.4” × 0.5”




Malachite pseudo Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite pseudo Azurite. Rear
Rear
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Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Side
Side

EH28V9: Group of doubly terminated crystals forming a multiple cyclic twin. The crystals are completely clear and extraordinarily bright.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.3 × 3 cm = 1.8” × 1.3” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.1” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Cerussite with Calcite

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EG11Z1: Very aerial growth of cyclic twins of very Sharp crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, bright and on matrix. A very good classic.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.5 × 4.9 cm = 1.8” × 1.8” × 1.9”

Fluorescent short UV




Cerussite with Calcite. Front
Front
Cerussite with Calcite. Side
Side
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Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Cerussite.

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EC61V9: Very aerial, transparent and bright, twinned crystal. It is implanted on a Quartz matrix rich in small clear green crystals of Smithsonite.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4 × 4.3 cm = 2.3” × 1.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.8 cm = 1.6” × 1.1”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Twinned Cerussite

EP17X3: Aggregate of crystals forming multiple twins, with very well defined faces and edges and with numerous inclusions of granular Galena crystals that gives them a dark shade.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 5.2 × 4.7 cm = 2.3” × 2.0” × 1.9”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer



Twinned Cerussite.
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Wulfenite
Wulfenite.

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TK50V9: Aggregate of tabular crystals very rich in infrequent crystalline forms. Their color is between yellow and orange; they are bright, between translucent and transparent and have a considerable size for the locality. Although the crystals could appear damaged, they are complete, as the 3D version of the image we offer shows.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.6 × 2.9 cm = 1.9” × 1.8” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”




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Dioptase with Calcite

TX94AD3: Aggregates of considerably large crystals with very well defined faces, translucent, very bright and implanted on a matrix with white Calcite. A great Namibian classic.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.4 × 4.7 cm = 3.7” × 2.9” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Calcite fluorescent short UV




Dioptase with Calcite. Dioptase with Calcite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite.

ER56X5: Very aerial group of well defined crystals, some of them partially doubly terminated. They have a very clear yellow color and an unusually big size for Tsumeb Mimetite crystals.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (1966)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.4 × 2.1 cm = 1.4” × 0.9” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.3”




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Mimetite with Galena

EL96AC5: Aggregate of crystals with very well defined forms of the prism and dipyramid. The larger ones have a considerable length; they are very bright and have a small Galena matrix.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.6 × 2.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.6”




Mimetite with Galena. Mimetite with Galena.
Mimetite with Galena.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.
Mimetite

EA28X5: Polycrystalline “bundled” growths of crystals with acute pyramidal micro-terminations. They are bright, have a clear yellow color and are on matrix.
The sample is from the collection of Claus Hedegaard, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 9 × 5.5 × 5 cm = 3.5” × 2.2” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard




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Calcite

TA66Q0: Very aerial polycrystalline botryoidal growths with white, slightly pinkish, color, on Limonite matrix.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Very fluorescent long & short UV




Calcite.
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