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AFRICA (excl. Tsumeb)

Egypt

Olivine (Group)
Olivine (Group). Front
Front
Olivine (Group). Rear
Rear
Olivine (Group). Side
Side
 

NB37AL5: Crystal very rich in faces, very sharp, transparent, bright and with a very intense color. The specimens from this locality, the most classic for gem Olivine, are considered authentic historical oddities. The specimen is accompanied by an old handwritten label (which we will send to the buyer) in which the original collection does not appear.
St John's Island (Zebirget), Red Sea  Egypt

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.3 × 0.7 cm = 0.67” × 0.51” × 0.28”


€230 / US$248 / JPY26570 / AUD$386

Reservado

Tanzania

Alabandite
 

TB87AL5: Alabandite crystal, highly profiled, practically a floater, with light contacts that conserve remains of Calcite matrix and formed by the dominant octahedron with the vertices truncated by the faces of the cube.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.87” × 0.63”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Alabandite. Alabandite.
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Prehnite with Calcite
Prehnite with Calcite. Front
Front
Prehnite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Prehnite with Calcite  

TE86AL4: Group of tabular Prehnite crystals with well defined faces and edges, translucent, with an intense and uniform light blue color, good luster and a small group of Calcite crystals.
The specimen comes from the inventory of John Sampson White (# 23-10-17) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.34” × 0.91” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.16”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

John S. White mineral reserve



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Prehnite with Calcite
 

MF68AK7: Spheroidal growth of Prehnite crystals with very well defined terminal faces, translucent, very bright and very intense yellow. On rock matrix, with Calcite.
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania (2019)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.7 × 4.2 cm = 1.85” × 1.85” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.5 cm = 0.51” × 0.20”




Prehnite with Calcite. Prehnite with Calcite.
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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.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2018, page 90
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania

Specimen size: 3 × 1.9 × 3.5 cm = 1.18” × 0.75” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.55” × 0.51”

Extremely fluorescent short UV



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Zoisite (variety tanzanite)
 

LA73AK0: Zoisite (variety tanzanite) with very well defined crystalline forms, perfect terminal faces, transparent, extraordinarily bright and with a very intense, deep and uniform lavender blue color. A little gem from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 422) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania (2013)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.1 × 1.2 cm = 0.71” × 0.43” × 0.47”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Front
Front
Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Rear
Rear
Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Top
Top
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Zoisite (variety tanzanite)
Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Front
Front
Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Rear
Rear
Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Side
Side
 

EB26AK7: Parallel growth of Zoisite crystals (Tanzanite variety), of gem quality, transparent, very bright, and exhibiting dichroic color, deep and uniform navy blue that turns reddish according to the orientation of the light.
D-Block Mine, Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania (2016)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 1.9 × 0.9 cm = 1.34” × 0.75” × 0.35”




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Spessartine with Kyanite and Muscovite
Spessartine with Kyanite and Muscovite  

TG66AI8: Group of trapezohedral Spessartine crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with a very intense orange color and on orange Kyanite with small Muscovite crystals.
The sample is from the mineral reserve of John S. White whose label we will send to the buyer.
Sangulungulu Hill (Nani Hill), Naan village, Loliondo, Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region  Tanzania

Specimen size: 3 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.18” × 0.98” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.59”

John S. White mineral reserve



Spessartine with Kyanite and Muscovite.
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Zambia

Tarbuttite
Tarbuttite. Tarbuttite.
 

TA37AL5: Very aerial group of highly profiled Tarbuttite crystals, unusually transparent and sharp and on matrix. We will send the specimen, from the type locality for the species, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, on which it appears that it was previously in the Jim & Dawn Minette collection.
Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Kabwe-Ka Mukuba), Kabwe District, Central Province  Zambia

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2 × 2.7 cm = 1.22” × 0.79” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.08”

Type locality

Former collection of Bob Noble

Fluorescent long UV & minor fluorescence short UV



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Libethenite
 

TV6AK7: Group of tetrahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges, lustrous, very deep and uniform green color, on matrix. A Zambian classic that we will send in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also includes a label indicating that the piece was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Nkana Mine, Kitwe, Kitwe Dstrict, Copperbelt Province  Zambia

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.75” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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 = 2.68” × 1.89” × 0.79”

With a copy of its analysis.



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Mali

Prehnite perymorphose Anhydrite
 

TA91AL5: Perimorphic growth of Prehnite crystals with defined crystal forms, translucent and of a vivid and uniform green color. The Prehnite maintains the outline of the Anhydrite crystal on which it was formed, which later disappeared.
The specimen comes from the Rock Currier collection (no. 7271), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bendougou village, Commune Diakon, Arrondissement Diakon, Bafoulabé Circle, Kayes Region  Mali

Specimen size: 12.5 × 7.8 × 4.6 cm = 4.92” × 3.07” × 1.81”

Former collection of Rock Currier



Prehnite perymorphose Anhydrite. Front
Front
Prehnite perymorphose Anhydrite. Rear
Rear
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Andradite
Andradite. 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, Bafoulabé Circle, Kayes Region  Mali

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.1 × 2.4 cm = 2.13” × 1.61” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 3.2 ×2.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.94”




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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, Bafoulabé Circle, Kayes Region  Mali

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.5 × 5.4 cm = 3.86” × 2.95” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 7 × 2.5 cm = 2.76” × 0.98”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



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

Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Elbaite. Top
Top

Recorded under LED light
 

MD94AL5: The Madagascar Tourmalines that have become famous for their coloration and brightness have an excellent representative in this specimen of bicolor Elbaite, with parallel growths, very rich in well defined terminal faces, transparent, with good luster and a magnificent gradation of tones, from the more intense pink at the base up to the different gradations of green in the prism and the upper termination.
Bevaondrano pegmatite, Ikalamavony District, Matsiatra Region, Fianarantsoa Province  Madagascar

Specimen size: 5 × 2.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.97” × 0.98” × 0.91”




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Fluor-liddicoatite

Recorded under LED light and with light behind
 

MQ26AL5: An excellent example of Malagasy polychrome Fluor-liddicoatite, with very well defined faces and edges, rich in termination faces, between transparent and translucent, and with a splendid gradation of hues, from the purple tones around the termination and the base to the caramel colors of the center of the prism. A gem.
Anjanabonoina, Ambohimanambola, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province  Madagascar

Specimen size: 9.8 × 5 × 4.8 cm = 3.86” × 1.97” × 1.89”




Fluor-liddicoatite. Front
Front
Fluor-liddicoatite. Light behind
Light behind
Fluor-liddicoatite. Rear
Rear
Fluor-liddicoatite. Top
Top
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Fluor-liddicoatite
Fluor-liddicoatite. Front
Front
Fluor-liddicoatite. Rear
Rear
Fluor-liddicoatite. Top
Top
 

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, Manandriana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province  Madagascar (02/2006)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 2 × 2.1 cm = 2.28” × 0.79” × 0.83”




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Laurentthomasite
 

TT56AL5: Hexagonal floater crystal, with very marked polycrystalline growths, shiny, transparent and with an intense deep blue color. The species, a magnesium-potassium cyclosilicate, is a rarity recently (2019) approved by the IMA. The specimen comes from the type locality for the species. Accompanied by an original label signed by Laurent Thomas, after whom the species is named.
Beravina, Ambaro, Tsaraitso, Betroka District, Anosy Region  Madagascar (04/2019)

Specimen size: 1.4 × 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.55” × 0.39” × 0.20”

Type locality



Laurentthomasite. Front
Front
Laurentthomasite. Front with light behind
Front with light behind
Laurentthomasite. Rear with light behind
Rear with light behind
Laurentthomasite. Side
Side
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Laurentthomasite
Laurentthomasite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Laurentthomasite. Front with light behind
Front with light behind
Laurentthomasite. Rear with light behind
Rear with light behind
Laurentthomasite. Side
Side
 

TR98AL5: Hexagonal floater crystal, with very marked polycrystalline growths, shiny, transparent and with an intense deep blue color. The species, a magnesium-potassium cyclosilicate, is a rarity recently (2019) approved by the IMA. The specimen comes from the type locality for the species. Accompanied by an original label signed by Laurent Thomas, after whom the species is named.
Beravina, Ambaro, Tsaraitso, Betroka District, Anosy Region  Madagascar (04/2019)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.71” × 0.20”

Type locality



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Laurentthomasite
 

TB92AL0: A new discovery at Tucson 2020. This new mineral species displays, among other notable characteristics, a dichroism: blue "Paraíba" color viewed from the front and yellow with green tints seen from the side (with focused light)
Given its hardness, color and transparency, the mineral falls into the gem category and this, together with the fact that it is a new species as well as its rarity, inevitably makes its price high. Another reason for interest is the high content of Scandium in its composition (around 3.8%)
Laurent Thomas, the person whose name the species carries, presented it at Tucson 2020 and explained to us that although the first news of this new species went out in 2018, the most important find was that of April 2019 and that is the one from which this piece comes.
Together with the specimen we will give the buyer an original label from Laurent Thomas, signed by him.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2020 Tucson Show in the magazine ‘Lapis‘ number 3/2020, page 31
Beravina, Ambaro, Tsaraitso, Betroka District, Anosy Region  Madagascar (04/2019)

Specimen size: 1.1 × 0.9 × 0.2 cm = 0.43” × 0.35” × 0.08”

Type locality

Photos: Joaquim Callén



Laurentthomasite. Front with light behind
Front with light behind
Laurentthomasite. Rear with light behind
Rear with light behind
Laurentthomasite. Top with focused light
Top with focused light
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Laurentthomasite
Laurentthomasite. Front with light behind
Front with light behind
Laurentthomasite. Rear with light behind
Rear with light behind
Laurentthomasite. Top with focused light
Top with focused light
 

TA91AL0: A new discovery at Tucson 2020. This new mineral species displays, among other notable characteristics, a dichroism: blue "Paraíba" color viewed from the front and yellow with green tints seen from the side (with focused light)
Given its hardness, color and transparency, the mineral falls into the gem category and this, together with the fact that it is a new species as well as its rarity, inevitably makes its price high. Another reason for interest is the high content of Scandium in its composition (around 3.8%)
Laurent Thomas, the person whose name the species carries, presented it at Tucson 2020 and explained to us that although the first news of this new species went out in 2018, the most important find was that of April 2019 and that is the one from which this piece comes.
Together with the specimen we will give the buyer an original label from Laurent Thomas, signed by him.
Beravina, Ambaro, Tsaraitso, Betroka District, Anosy Region  Madagascar (04/2019)

Specimen size: 1.1 × 1.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.43” × 0.43” × 0.12”

Type locality

Photos: Joaquim Callén



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Laurentthomasite
 

TD94AL0: A new discovery at Tucson 2020. This new mineral species displays, among other notable characteristics, a dichroism: blue "Paraíba" color viewed from the front and yellow with green tints seen from the side (with focused light)
Given its hardness, color and transparency, the mineral falls into the gem category and this, together with the fact that it is a new species as well as its rarity, inevitably makes its price high. Another reason for interest is the high content of Scandium in its composition (around 3.8%)
Laurent Thomas, the person whose name the species carries, presented it at Tucson 2020 and explained to us that although the first news of this new species went out in 2018, the most important find was that of April 2019 and that is the one from which this piece comes.
Together with the specimen we will give the buyer an original label from Laurent Thomas, signed by him.
Beravina, Ambaro, Tsaraitso, Betroka District, Anosy Region  Madagascar (04/2019)

Specimen size: 1.3 × 1.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.51” × 0.43” × 0.12”

Type locality

Photos: Joaquim Callén



Laurentthomasite. Front with light behind
Front with light behind
Laurentthomasite. Rear with light behind
Rear with light behind
Laurentthomasite. Side with focused light
Side with focused light
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Laurentthomasite with Quartz
Laurentthomasite with Quartz. Front with light behind
Front with light behind
Laurentthomasite with Quartz. Rear with light behind
Rear with light behind
Laurentthomasite with Quartz. Top with focused light
Top with focused light
 

TC26AL0: A new discovery at Tucson 2020. This new mineral species displays, among other notable characteristics, a dichroism: blue "Paraíba" color viewed from the front and yellow with green tints seen from the side (with focused light)
Given its hardness, color and transparency, the mineral falls into the gem category and this, together with the fact that it is a new species as well as its rarity, inevitably makes its price high. Another reason for interest is the high content of Scandium in its composition (around 3.8%)
Laurent Thomas, the person whose name the species carries, presented it at Tucson 2020 and explained to us that although the first news of this new species went out in 2018, the most important find was that of April 2019 and that is the one from which this piece comes.
Together with the specimen we will give the buyer an original label from Laurent Thomas, signed by him.
Beravina, Ambaro, Tsaraitso, Betroka District, Anosy Region  Madagascar (04/2019)

Specimen size: 1.4 × 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.47” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.55” × 0.39” × 0.16”

Type locality

Photos: Joaquim Callén



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Grandidierite
Grandidierite  

ED56AL5: Undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best, uncut Grandidierite crystal found in the deposit, both for the perfection of its crystal forms and for its luster, transparency and color intensity, as well as for its gem quality. All this made it worthy of being on the cover of the German magazine Mineralien Welt, and it was also featured in the Mineralogical Record.
This specimen is on the front cover of the 'Mineralien Welt' edition 06/2019, and has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery of Munich 2019 in the ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 380 in the volume 51, number 2, May-April 2020
Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tuléar)  Madagascar (09-10/2018)

Specimen size: 1.1 × 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.43” × 0.39” × 0.31”




Grandidierite. Front
Front
Grandidierite. Rear
Rear
Grandidierite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
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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 (Tuléar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 1.02” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.98” × 0.55”

Diopside fluorescent



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Grandidierite with Phlogopite
 

EZ86AK7: Grandidierite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with the faces and edges of the prism well defined, translucent, brilliant and a deep uniform greenish-blue. Of excellent quality for this rare silicate due to the upper termination that, although somewhat rough, is complete.
Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tuléar)  Madagascar

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.2 × 1.2 cm = 1.26” × 0.87” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.02” × 0.71”




Grandidierite with Phlogopite. Front
Front
Grandidierite with Phlogopite. Light behind
Light behind
Grandidierite with Phlogopite. Top
Top
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Grandidierite
Grandidierite. Front
Front
Grandidierite. Rear
Rear
 

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 (Tuléar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 1 cm = 0.94” × 0.87” × 0.39”




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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 (Tuléar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.10” × 0.94” × 0.31”

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 (Tuléar)  Madagascar (02-06/2017)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.3 × 0.8 cm = 1.14” × 0.91” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.14” × 0.63”




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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 (Tuléar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.57” × 1.02” × 0.91”

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 (Tuléar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.3 × 2.5 cm = 2.20” × 1.30” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.8 cm = 1.57” × 0.71”

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 (Tuléar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 3.5 × 4 cm = 2.56” × 1.38” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.4 cm = 1.57” × 0.55”




Grandidierite with Quartz and Feldspar. Front
Front
Grandidierite with Quartz and Feldspar. Side
Side
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Pezzottaite
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 = 0.94” × 0.55” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.24” × 0.24”

Type locality



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Pezzottaite with Schorl and Quartz
 

MK50AL3: Very sharp crystal of Pezzottaite, a rare species of the Beryl group, translucent, with a very intense and uniform color, implanted on a Quartz matrix with short elongated Schorl crystals.
Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province  Madagascar

Specimen size: 5.9 × 5.1 × 4.6 cm = 2.32” × 2.01” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.24” × 0.24”

Type locality



Pezzottaite with Schorl and Quartz. Pezzottaite with Schorl and Quartz.
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Quartz with Muscovite (variety fuchsite) inclusions
Quartz with Muscovite (variety fuchsite) inclusions. Front
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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 = 5.63” × 4.33” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 5 × 2.2 cm = 1.97” × 0.87”




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Zircon
 

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  Madagascar

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.59” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.51”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Zircon. Front
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Columbite
Columbite. Front
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Columbite. Rear
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MG56AL4: Columbite crystal, very rich in crystal faces and with very well defined faces and edges. Rich in terminal faces too and with a clear scepter habit in the Columbite crystal itself.
District Analalava, Sofia Region  Madagascar

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.1 × 1 cm = 1.54” × 0.83” × 0.39”




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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 Mandronarivo.
Mandronarivo area, Beroroha District, Atsimo Andrefana Region, Toliara Province (Tuléar)  Madagascar (08-11/2017)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.8 × 4.8 cm = 2.32” × 1.89” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.4 cm = 0.98” × 0.94”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite. Front
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Fluorite. Light behind
Light behind
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 Mandronarivo.
Mandronarivo area, Beroroha District, Atsimo Andrefana Region, Toliara Province (Tuléar)  Madagascar (08-11/2017)

Specimen size: 15.8 × 12.4 × 6.8 cm = 6.22” × 4.88” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3 cm = 1.97” × 1.18”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Fluor-liddicoatite with Quartz
 

EA64AK0: Fluor-liddicoatite crystal with very well defined and perfect prism faces as well as both terminal faces, the pinacoid and the rhombohedron. Very transparent and bright with micro inclusions and a mauve color that is very intense and uniform, different from the usual color of the Fluor-liddicoatites of Madagascar. Also with a small Quartz coating.
Sahatany Valley (Mt. Ibity), Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province  Madagascar (03/2019)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.7 × 1.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.67” × 0.51”




Fluor-liddicoatite with Quartz. Front
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Fluor-liddicoatite with Quartz. Top
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Fluor-liddicoatite with Feldspar
Fluor-liddicoatite with Feldspar. Front
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Fluor-liddicoatite with Feldspar. Side
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Fluor-liddicoatite with Feldspar. Bottom
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Recorded under LED light
 

EG87AK9: Group of Fluor-liddicoatite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, doubly terminated, translucent, with high luster and intense, uniform and deep purple red color, in Feldspar matrix. A great classic from Madagascar, of unusual size and quality for a matrix specimen.
Sahatany Valley (Mt. Ibity), Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province  Madagascar

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5.5 × 4.5 cm = 2.95” × 2.17” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 6.5 × 4.5 cm = 2.56” × 1.77”




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Chrysoberyl
 

MG67AJ1: Floater twinned Chrysoberyl crystals with very well defined parallel polycrystalline growths. It is translucent, bright and has an intense yellowish green color.
Ambatondrazaka District, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province (Tamatave)  Madagascar

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3 × 1.5 cm = 1.81” × 1.18” × 0.59”




Chrysoberyl. Front
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Rb-rich Rhodizite with Elbaite, Quartz and Feldspar
Rb-rich Rhodizite with Elbaite, Quartz and Feldspar. Rb-rich Rhodizite with Elbaite, Quartz and Feldspar.
 

MJ99AJ1: Very sharp dodecahedral Rhodizite crystals, well known by its high content of rubidium, translucent, bright, with a pale greenish yellow color and on matrix with Quartz, Feldspar and red Elbaite (rubellite variety) crystals.
Antsogombato Mine, Antsentsindrano, Anosiarivo Manapa, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region  Madagascar

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.4 × 5.2 cm = 2.60” × 2.13” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.47”

Feldspar fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long 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, Tsaratanàna District, Betsiboka Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province  Madagascar (2014)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.9 × 5.5 cm = 2.36” × 1.93” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3 cm = 1.50” × 1.18”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Albite with Muscovite. Front
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Albite with Muscovite. Side
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Albite with Muscovite
Albite with Muscovite. Front
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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, Tsaratanàna District, Betsiboka Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province  Madagascar (2014)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.8 × 4.9 cm = 2.95” × 2.68” × 1.93”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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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 = 2.64” × 1.57” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3 cm = 1.77” × 1.18”

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV



Twinned Calcite.
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Andradite (demantoid variety and topazolite) from Ambanja

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

Andradite (variety topazolite) with Calcite
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Calcite. Front
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Andradite (variety topazolite) with Calcite. Side
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Andradite (variety topazolite) with Calcite. Andradite (variety topazolite) with Calcite.
 

MT87AL5: Brown greenish Andradite crystals (variety topazolite) on matrix, of good size, very rich in faces, with the dominant forms of the rhombododecahedron combined with those of the trapezohedron. The transparent crystals have an extraordinary luster.
Antetezambato outcrop, Antetezambato, Maherivaratra Commune, Ambanja District, Antsiranana Province  Madagascar (2010)

Specimen size: 16.2 × 9.4 × 8.7 cm = 6.38” × 3.70” × 3.43”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 0.63” × 0.47”




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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 = 2.87” × 2.48” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.71” × 0.47”




Andradite (variety demantoid).
Andradite (variety demantoid). Andradite (variety demantoid).
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Andradite (variety demantoid) with Calcite
Andradite (variety demantoid) with Calcite. Andradite (variety demantoid) with Calcite.
 

MT86AL3: Andradite crystals (demantoid variety) of good size with equally developed trapezohedral and rhombododecahedral forms, between transparent and translucent, lustrous and with an intense and uniform green color. On matrix, with aggregates of small Calcite crystals.
Antetezambato outcrop, Antetezambato, Maherivaratra Commune, Ambanja District, Antsiranana Province  Madagascar (2010)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 5.9 × 2.9 cm = 3.39” × 2.32” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.51”




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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 = 3.43” × 2.83” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.47”




Andradite (variety topazolite) with Stilbite. Andradite (variety topazolite) with Stilbite.
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South Africa

Hematite
Hematite. Front
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Hematite. Front
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Hematite. Rear
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TJ88AL5: Thick tabular Hematite crystal, very sharp, shiny and rich in faces.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa

Specimen size: 3 × 2.3 × 1 cm = 1.18” × 0.91” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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 = 1.97” × 1.30” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.12” × 0.12”

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 ‘Paragénesis’, 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 = 2.80” × 1.50” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”




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Manganite
 

TP27AL0: Spheroidal growth of platy Manganite crystals, very sharp and with great luster.
The specimen is from the Desmond Sacco collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2002)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.9 × 2.5 cm = 1.81” × 1.54” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2.2 cm = 0.87” × 0.87”

With handwritten label from the Desmond Sacco Collection



Manganite. Manganite.
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Pectolite
Pectolite. Front
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Pectolite. Rear
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Pectolite. Side
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NM66AL0: Double fan-like growth of white acicular crystals, with good terminations visible with a loupe, and with a satin luster.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.8 × 1.8 cm = 2.48” × 2.28” × 0.71”




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Bixbyite with Sturmanite and Calcite
 

MD64AK3: Group of very sharp Bixbyite crystals, of cubic habit, very bright, on matrix, with Calcite and small Sturmanite crystals.
The specimen is from the Carles Manresa collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
N'Chwaning III Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.73” × 1.50” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.08”

Former collection of Carles Manresa



Bixbyite with Sturmanite and Calcite. Bixbyite with Sturmanite and Calcite.
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Jacobsite with Calcite and Andradite
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 = 1.10” × 1.02” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



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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 = 1.50” × 1.14” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

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. 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 = 2.83” × 2.01” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



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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 = 2.13” × 1.85” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.3 cm = 0.71” × 0.51”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Octahedral Fluorite.
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Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz
Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz. 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 = 2.24” × 2.17” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 3 cm = 1.22” × 1.18”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 050606



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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 = 2.87” × 1.65” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 4.8 cm = 1.89” × 1.89”

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 = 6.85” × 3.74” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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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 = 2.44” × 1.10” × 0.94”




Sceptered smoky Quartz. Front
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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 and Oyelite
Olmiite with Calcite and Oyelite. Front
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Olmiite with Calcite and Oyelite. Side
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MG96AL5: Group of extraordinarily defined rhombic habit crystals, of a good size for the species, translucent and shiny and with an excellent reddish color, much more intense than usual in this type of specimen. With small Calcite crystals and globular white Oyelite aggregates.
N'Chwaning II Mine, level 45 south, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (13-15/08/2009)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 1.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.14” × 0.63” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 0.71” × 0.59”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Olmiite
 

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 = 0.98” × 0.79” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.47” × 0.31”

Type locality



Olmiite. Front
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Olmiite
Olmiite. Front - neon light (day light)
Front - neon light (day light)
Olmiite. Front - bulb light
Front - bulb light
Olmiite. Rear - neon light (day light)
Rear - neon light (day light)
Olmiite. Rear - bulb light
Rear - bulb light
 

EC97AK3: Group of crystals of short prismatic habit, well developed, of good size for the species, translucent and lustrous, color between pink and reddish, as was typical of the first finds of this species.
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: 3.2 × 2.8 × 2.1 cm = 1.26” × 1.10” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.20” × 0.20”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Type locality



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Olmiite
 

EP67AK3: Well defined crystals of short prismatic habit, with phantoms, of good size for the species, on matrix. Some of the crystals are doubly terminated. Color between pink and reddish, typical of the first finds of this species.
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: 4.1 × 3 × 2 cm = 1.61” × 1.18” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 0.55” × 0.31”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Type locality



Olmiite. Front - neon light (day light)
Front - neon light (day light)
Olmiite. Front - bulb light
Front - bulb light
Olmiite. Close up - neon light (day light)
Close up - neon light (day light)
Olmiite. Close-up - bulb light
Close-up - bulb light
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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
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 = 0.79” × 0.79” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.59”




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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 = 1.34” × 1.06” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.28” × 0.28”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
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 = 1.38” × 1.30” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”




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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 = 1.42” × 1.22” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
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 = 1.61” × 1.02” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”




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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 = 1.65” × 1.02” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.31” × 0.24”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
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 = 1.65” × 1.46” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.35” × 0.35”




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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 = 1.73” × 1.34” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
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 = 1.73” × 1.50” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.47” × 0.28”




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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 = 1.85” × 1.06” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
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 = 1.85” × 1.34” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.55” × 0.55”




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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 = 3.82” × 1.46” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




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

Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
 

NY77AL5: Aggregate of sharp Smithsonite crystals with a rhombohedral habit, between translucent and transparent and much brighter than usual in Smithsonite. A Namibian classic from a historic locality.
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5 × 4.3 × 2.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.69” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.51”




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Fluorite
Fluorite  

MD99AL4: Group of cubo-octahedral crystals with sharp faces and edges, between transparent and translucent, lustrous and deep green color with fine zones in shades of violet parallel to the edges of the crystals. Some areas of the specimen are partially covered by small white Calcite crystals.
The specimen, which comes from the Peter Rosewarne collection was previously in the Claus Hedegaard collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 8.8 × 7.5 × 3.2 cm = 3.46” × 2.95” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 5.1 cm = 2.20” × 2.01”

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard



Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
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Fluorite
Fluorite. 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 = 4.13” × 2.60” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.47” × 0.28”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Carolyn Seitz



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Dioptase with Plancheite
 

EG16AL5: Very sharp Dioptase crystals, aerial, lustrous and implanted on matrix, with very light blue Planchéite coatings.
Kandesei Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region  Namibia (±2007)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.14” × 0.63” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.7 cm = 0.59” × 0.28”




Dioptase with Plancheite. Front
Front
Dioptase with Plancheite. Rear
Rear
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Dioptase with Plancheite and Quartz
Dioptase with Plancheite and Quartz. Dioptase with Plancheite and Quartz.
 

ED90AI5: Isolated Dioptase crystals, one of them clearly dominant, that are partially doubly terminated, bright, with a deep color and on a matrix of crystalline Quartz partially coated by Planchéite.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Kandesei Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region  Namibia (±2007)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.5 × 4.1 cm = 2.20” × 1.77” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.8 cm = 0.63” × 0.31”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



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Shattuckite
 

MB37AL5: Concretionary and globular Shattuckite growths, with a felted surface and radial growths on the edges of the specimen. The light blue color is intense and uniform.
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.1 × 2.2 cm = 3.23” × 2.80” × 0.87”




Shattuckite. Shattuckite.
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Shattuckite with Malachite
Shattuckite with Malachite. Shattuckite with Malachite.
 

TR16AL2: Botryoidal coating of Shattuckite with a velvety appearance, on Quartz matrix and highlighting a centered aggregate of very good size sharp primary Malachite crystals.
Kandesei Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.2 × 4.8 cm = 3.23” × 2.44” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 1 cm = 1.34” × 0.39”




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Prehnite with Quartz
 

TX6AL4: Group of Prehnite crystals that partially cover a water-clear Quartz crystal. The Prehnite crystals, more individualized than usual for the species, with defined faces and edges, are translucent, shiny, and have a uniform pale green color.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 1.42” × 0.59” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble

€90 / US$97 / JPY10390 / AUD$151

Prehnite with Quartz. Prehnite with Quartz.
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Prehnite
Prehnite. Prehnite.
Prehnite  

MB99AL5: Druze on matrix of Prehnite crystals with polycrystalline growths, translucent, bright and with a vivid and uniform green color. The specimen comes from the Claus Hedegaard collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 11.8 × 10.9 × 2.4 cm = 4.65” × 4.29” × 0.94”

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard



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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 = 2.76” × 2.48” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 2.3 cm = 2.52” × 0.91”

Calcite fluorescent short UV

From Charles Key



Quartz (variety amethyst) with Prehnite, Quartz and Calcite. Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Prehnite, Quartz and Calcite. Side
Side
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Prehnite, Quartz and Calcite. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Prehnite, Quartz and Calcite.
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Topaz on Quartz
Topaz on Quartz. Topaz on Quartz.
 

TP6AL3: Very sharp Topaz crystal very rich in faces, transparent, with excellent luster and implanted on a Quartz matrix. We will deliver the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Kleine Spitzkoppe, Spitzkopje area, Karibib District, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 0.98” × 0.98” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.59” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Schorl with Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

TG13AJ8: Very aerial and doubly terminated Schorl crystals formed by a short prism and terminal flat rhombohedral faces. They are very bright and are on matrix with small Quartz crystals. Sculptural, extraordinarily esthetic.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2020, page 59
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.44” × 2.01” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.3 cm = 0.51” × 0.51”




Schorl with Quartz. Front
Front
Schorl with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Schorl with Quartz.
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Schorl
Schorl. Front
Front
Schorl. Rear
Rear
 

MF96AI4: Very aerial aggregate of Schorl crystals that have very well defined crystalline forms with polycrystalline growths and they are very bright.
Davib East Farm 61 (Davib Ost Farm), Karibib District, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 8.9 × 7.1 × 5.6 cm = 3.50” × 2.80” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.8 cm = 1.57” × 1.50”


€190 / US$205 / JPY21950 / AUD$319

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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 = 0.94” × 0.63” × 0.67”

From Charles Key



Fluorite (scepter).
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Fluorite (scepter)
Fluorite (scepter). Front
Front
Fluorite (scepter). Top
Top
 

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 = 1.42” × 0.94” × 1.10”

From Charles Key



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Malachite
 

TM56AL4: Group of primary Malachite crystals, with sharp faces and edges and fine polycrystalline terminations, lustrous, with a very intense color and implanted in a matrix of Calcite crystals.
We will deliver the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, stating that it came from the Melanson collection (Denver 2013)
Emke Mine, Ogonja (Onganja), Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.4 × 2 cm = 1.06” × 0.94” × 0.79”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Malachite. Malachite.
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Malachite with Calcite
Malachite with Calcite. Malachite with Calcite.
 

TD89AJ3: Groups of acicular Malachite crystals with a fibrous aspect, with a very vivid silky luster and with color changes from a clearer to a darker green depending on orientation. On matrix with pinkish scalenohedral Calcite crystals. An excellent classic from Namibia.
Ogonja (Onganja), Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 10 × 4 × 4.4 cm = 3.94” × 1.57” × 1.73”




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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, Lüderitz District, Karas Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.77” × 1.73” × 0.87”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Tarbuttite. Front
Front
Tarbuttite. Side
Side
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Smithsonite with Hemimorphite
Smithsonite with Hemimorphite. 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, Lüderitz District, Karas Region  Namibia (2007-2010)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.9 × 5.9 cm = 2.80” × 2.32” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.59” × 0.43”




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Churchite-(Y)
 

TX68AL1: Extraordinary specimen of this very rare Yttrium phosphate, as white spherulitic growths that stand out in very well defined fashion on the blackish matrix.
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Lüderitz District, Karas Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.54” × 1.38” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




Churchite-(Y). Churchite-(Y).
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Quartz
Quartz. 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 = 1.89” × 1.46” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 0.71” × 0.67”




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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 = 1.89” × 1.65” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”




Smithsonite.
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Congo D.R. (Zaire)

Dioptase with Chrysocolla
Dioptase with Chrysocolla. Front
Front
Dioptase with Chrysocolla. Side
Side
Dioptase with Chrysocolla. Dioptase with Chrysocolla.

Recorded under LED light
 

MB36AL4: Group of highly profiled, translucent and brilliant Dioptase crystals, on matrix and with pale blue-green Chrysocolla. Excellent specimen, classic and very aesthetic.
Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 5.4 × 6.9 cm = 4.13” × 2.13” × 2.72”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.55” × 0.16”




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Dioptase
 

LR88AK2: Group of very sharp crystals, some of them partially doubly terminated, of good size, brilliant, with very deep color and partially covered by a second generation of small crystals of the same mineral Dioptase. The sample is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 805), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
'Mbumba, Pimbi hill, Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department  Congo DR (Zaire) (2011)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 1.77” × 1.42” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.47”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Dioptase.
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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 = 2.20” × 1.65” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.47” × 0.16”




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Dioptase with Shattuckite
 

ME89AK9: Druze of rhombohedral Dioptase crystals, translucent, very bright and intense in color. With bluish coatings of Shattuckite and an aggregate of flat Malachite crystals.
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire) (2006)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4.9 × 2.6 cm = 3.07” × 1.93” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.28” × 0.28”




Dioptase with Shattuckite. Dioptase with Shattuckite.
Dioptase with Shattuckite.
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Dioptase with Bayldonite
Dioptase with Bayldonite. 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 = 3.74” × 3.03” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.2 cm = 0.83” × 0.47”




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Chrysocolla
 

TC48AK9: Botryoidal Chrysocolla on matrix, with very aerial shapes and a sharper profile than usual and with a very clear and uniform greenish blue color. A Congo classic.
Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.13” × 1.26” × 1.34”




Chrysocolla. Front
Front
Chrysocolla. Rear
Rear
Chrysocolla. Top
Top
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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, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.87” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.28” × 0.28”




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Cuprite with Chrysocolla
Cuprite with Chrysocolla  

TC90AJ8: Group of crystals formed by the octahedron and the dodecahedron, partially flattened and deformed, translucent with a very deep red color, and on matrix with Malachite.
The sample is from the Edward L. Loye collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.17” × 1.61” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2.2 cm = 0.87” × 0.87”

Former collection of Edward R Loye



Cuprite with Chrysocolla. Front
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Cuprite with Chrysocolla. Light behind
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Cuprite with Calcite
Cuprite with Calcite. 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, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5 × 4.4 cm = 2.56” × 1.97” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”




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Cuprite with Plancheite
 

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, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 4.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.87” × 1.89” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.55”




Cuprite with Plancheite. Cuprite with Plancheite.
Cuprite with Plancheite. Front light
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Cuprite with Calcite
Cuprite with Calcite. 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, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire) (1994)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.4 × 5.4 cm = 3.35” × 2.91” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)



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Malachite xx

Recorded under LED light
Malachite xx
 

TQ91AI8: Malachite Druse of very well defined primary Malachite crystals that are rich with polycrystalline growths that are bright and have a very deep color. We note that, curiously, the Congo is not well known for its primary Malachite specimens.
The sample is from the A.J. & S. Koster collections and, previously, it was in the Gilbert Gauthier collection. We will send the labels of the two collections to the buyer.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.6 × 3.2 cm = 2.76” × 1.81” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.3 cm = 0.51” × 0.51”




Malachite xx. Front
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Malachite xx. Side
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Malachite xx.
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Baryte
Baryte. Front
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Baryte. Rear
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Baryte. Side
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Baryte. Rear
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ND92AK9: Tabular Baryte floater crystal with parallel growths, transparent, with very marked geometric growths, very lustrous and with an intense toasted honey color.
An excellent specimen that comes from the Carlos Prieto Paramio collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire) (±1990)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.8 × 1 cm = 2.56” × 2.28” × 0.39”

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio



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Plancheite
 

TA86AK4: Aggregates centered on matrix, of fine acicular crystals of Plancheite, with a satiny luster and uniform light blue color. A Musonoi classic.
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire) (06-08/2010)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.4 × 4.6 cm = 2.52” × 1.73” × 1.81”




Plancheite. Plancheite.
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Carrollite with Mica
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 = 0.94” × 0.71” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.9 cm = 0.75” × 0.75”




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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.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 02/2018, page 88
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 = 1.42” × 1.18” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.42” × 0.94”




Carrollite with Mica.
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Azurite
Azurite. Front
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Azurite. Side
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Azurite.
 

EX93AH9: Floater group of rosette growths of flattened crystals that are very bright with a very vivid color. The sample has an extraordinary quality for the best well known at the locality.
Kimbwé, Kinsevere District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5 × 3.4 cm = 2.28” × 1.97” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.31” × 0.20”




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Ethiopia

Microcline (variety amazonite) with Albite
 

MF46AI4: Single and partially doubly terminated Microcline (amazonite variety) crystal with very well defined faces and edges, a good green color, not as bluish as the classic Colorado amazonites, and on a matrix of Quartz and Albite. The sample is from the Carles Manresa collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 02/2018, page 87
Kenticha, Sidamo Province, SNNPR Region  Ethiopia

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5 × 2.8 cm = 2.17” × 1.97” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 4.2 cm = 1.89” × 1.65”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Carles Manresa



Microcline (variety amazonite) with Albite. Front
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Microcline (variety amazonite) with Albite. Rear
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Gabon

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite. 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, Léboumbi-Leyou Department, Haut-Ogooué Province  Gabon

Specimen size: 8.3 × 4.4 × 4.6 cm = 3.27” × 1.73” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”




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Malawi

Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz
 

MR99AL4: A novelty at Munich 2019. Very sharp, doubly-terminated floater crystal of Eudidymite with good terminations and marked parallel growths. The crystal is translucent, white, with pearly luster, accompanied by an Aegirine crystal and a doubly-terminated Quartz crystal, smoky in the terminal areas. Eudidymite rarely appears in such well-defined crystals, which is why the specimens of this find fall into the category of exceptional.
This specimen has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Munich 2019 in the magazine "Le Règne Minéral" number 150, page 42. It has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Mount Malosa, Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.9 × 3.4 cm = 1.89” × 1.54” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 1.6 cm = 1.69” × 0.63”

Fluorescent short UV



Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Front
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Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Side
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Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz
Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Front
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Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Side
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MF48AK7: New in Munich 2019: Parallel growth of well defined and doubly terminated white Eudidymite crystals on matrix, associated with smoky Quartz and Aegirine crystals. Eudidymite is a species that very rarely occurs in sharp well-terminated crystals and that is why the specimens from this find are so exceptional. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Mount Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.26” × 0.98” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.16”




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Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz
 

MG49AK7: New in Munich 2019: Parallel growth of sharp, doubly terminated white Eudidymite crystals on matrix, associated with doubly terminated smoky Quartz crystals and very sharp and shiny Aegirine crystals. Eudidymite is a species that very rarely occurs in sharp and well-terminated crystals and that is why the specimens from this find are so exceptional. This specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Mount Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.14” × 1.06” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.02” × 0.67”




Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Front
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Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Rear
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Eudidymite with Aegirine
Eudidymite with Aegirine. Front
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Eudidymite with Aegirine. Side
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Eudidymite with Aegirine. Rear
Rear
 

MG50AK7: New in Munich 2019: Parallel growth of sharp white Eudidymite crystals, doubly terminated and implanted in a group of Aegirine crystals. Eudidymite is a species that very rarely occurs in sharp and well-terminated crystals and that is why the specimens from this find are so exceptional. This specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Munich 2019, in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 150, page 42 and published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 54, December 13, 2019 edition, page 3 as well as in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 52 of the 2020/01 edition.
Mount Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3 × 2.3 cm = 1.73” × 1.18” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.59”




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Eudidymite with Aegirine
 

MH89AK7: New in Munich 2019: Parallel growth of sharp white Eudidymite crystals, doubly terminated and implanted in a group of Aegirine crystals. Eudidymite is a species that very rarely occurs in sharp and well-terminated crystals and that is why the specimens from this find are so exceptional. This specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Mount Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 2.13” × 0.87” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.55” × 0.20”




Eudidymite with Aegirine. Front
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Eudidymite with Aegirine. Side
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Eudidymite with Aegirine.
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Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz
Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Front
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Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Side
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Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Side
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Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Rear
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MF51AK7: New in Munich 2019: Groups of doubly terminated Eudidymite crystals, with good terminations and very marked parallel growths. They are translucent, colored white, and are implanted in a group of doubly terminated Aegirine crystals with small smoky Quartz crystals. Eudidymite is a species that rarely occurs in sharp and well-terminated crystals and that is why the specimens from this find are so exceptional. This specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Mount Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 3.6 × 4.2 cm = 2.60” × 1.42” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.47”




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Eudidymite
 

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 = 1.65” × 0.59” × 0.08”




Eudidymite. Front
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Arfvedsonite with Orthoclase
Arfvedsonite with Orthoclase. Front
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Arfvedsonite with Orthoclase. Side
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LQ86AL0: Two crystals, one of them partially doubly terminated, with very well defined faces and edges, with good terminations, on a matrix of white Orthoclase crystals. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Mount Malosa, Zomba District  Malawi (07/2007)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 3.6 × 3.8 cm = 2.40” × 1.42” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 2.6 cm = 1.73” × 1.02”




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Arfvedsonite with Aegirine and Orthoclase
 

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 = 5.51” × 4.13” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 9 × 1.2 cm = 3.54” × 0.47”




Arfvedsonite with Aegirine and Orthoclase. Front
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Arfvedsonite with Aegirine and Orthoclase. Rear
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Aegirine with Quartz (variety smoky) and Feldspar
Aegirine with Quartz (variety smoky)  and Feldspar. Front
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Aegirine with Quartz (variety smoky)  and Feldspar. Side
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Aegirine with Quartz (variety smoky)  and Feldspar. Rear
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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 = 1.97” × 1.42” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1.1 cm = 1.38” × 0.43”




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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 = 0.63” × 0.63” × 0.35”

Fluorescent short UV



Epididymite with Aegirine. Front
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Epididymite with Aegirine. Rear
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Epididymite with Aegirine.
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Mozambique

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 = 1.93” × 1.10” × 0.94”




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Tantalite-(Mn) on Lepidolite after Elbaite
 

NV69AI8: Isolated Tantalite-(Mn) crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent with a very vivid red color and implanted on a Lepidolite (after Elbaite) crystal with a fibrous aspect, also with Feldspar.
This sample has been referenced and figured as a novelty in Munich 2018, in the magazine "Le Règne Minéral" number 144, page 36
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (07/2017)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 3.07” × 1.02” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”




Tantalite-(Mn) on Lepidolite after Elbaite. Front
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Tantalite-(Mn) on Lepidolite after Elbaite. Rear
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Tantalite-(Mn) on Lepidolite after Elbaite. Tantalite-(Mn) on Lepidolite after Elbaite.
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Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite
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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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 = 4.13” × 1.50” × 1.46”




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Elbaite
 

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 = 0.79” × 0.67” × 0.63”

Weight: 11 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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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 = 1.65” × 0.87” × 0.55”

Weight: 22 grams



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Nigeria

Beryl (variety emerald)

Recorded under LED light
 

MA87AJ1: Doubly terminated crystal with two different terminations, one of them polycrystalline, with pyramidal faces, and the opposite flat and slightly rough. The crystal is very transparent and bright, has an excellent color of the best quality for the locality.
Jos Plateau, Plateau State  Nigeria

Specimen size: 5.7 × 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 2.24” × 0.47” × 0.31”




Beryl (variety emerald). Front
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Beryl (variety emerald). Top
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Beryl (variety emerald). Bottom
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Republic of the Congo

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  Democratic Republic of the Congo (2012)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.4 × 3 cm = 2.44” × 2.13” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.59” × 0.43”

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)



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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.
Renéville, Kindanba District, Pool Department  Democratic Republic of the Congo

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5 × 2.5 cm = 2.83” × 1.97” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.63” × 0.55”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



Dioptase. Dioptase.
Dioptase.
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Senegal

Senegalite with Turquoise and Crandallite
Senegalite with Turquoise and Crandallite. 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 = 2.64” × 1.77” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

Type locality



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Tunisia

Fluorite with inclusions
 

LP89AK0: Group of very sharp, transparent and very bright crystals with small inclusions, almost colorless but with intense and fine violet colors on the edges. The specimen, of extraordinary quality for what is known at the site, is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 803) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Hammam-Zriba Mine, Zriba, Zaghouan Governorate  Tunisia (2008)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.3 × 4.5 cm = 2.44” × 1.69” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.7 cm = 0.67” × 0.67”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Fluorite with inclusions. Front
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Fluorite with inclusions. Top
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TSUMEB

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

Dolomite
Dolomite. Front
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Dolomite. Bottom
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Dolomite. Dolomite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TB90AL4: Curious botryoidal Dolomite, uncommon in this locality, with smooth and silk-shiny surfaces and a soft pink color. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send the buyer a copy of the analysis.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 21.2 × 11.9 × 8 cm = 8.35” × 4.69” × 3.15”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.06” × 0.71”




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Mimetite
 

TL26AL4: Polycrystalline growths of Mimetite, on matrix, with the forms of the prism and an acute pyramidal termination, translucent, very shiny and yellow color with orange tones.
A very typical Tsumeb specimen that we will deliver in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which states that it came from the Sullivan collection.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.6 × 1.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.63” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Mimetite. Mimetite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.
 

LR86AK7: Very elongated crystals of Mimetite, with excellent terminations, transparent, lustrous, intense yellow, on matrix.
This piece is from the collection of Philippe Morelon (No. 1100) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3 × 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.18” × 0.87” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.12” × 0.04”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



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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 = 1.38” × 0.94” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.28”




Mimetite.
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Mimetite with Galena
Mimetite with Galena. Mimetite with Galena.
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 = 1.46” × 1.42” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.55”




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Mimetite
 

EC64AK7: Polycrystalline growths of sharp Mimetite crystals with excellent pyramidal terminations and slightly curved faces and edges, translucent and with good luster, intense and uniform orange-yellow color, on limonite matrix. A Tsumeb classic of great quality.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.7 × 4.4 cm = 2.87” × 2.24” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.6 cm = 0.51” × 0.24”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Mimetite. Mimetite.
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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 = 3.54” × 2.17” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard



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Malachite with Adamite (variety cuprian)
 

TK11AK8: Spherical aggregates of Malachite that have grown on a surface of sharp crystals of Adamite (copper-bearing variety) on matrix, with small Quartz crystals.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains a label stating that the specimen was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3 × 2.3 × 1.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.91” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Malachite with Adamite (variety cuprian). Malachite with Adamite (variety cuprian).
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Malachite after Azurite and Azurite
Malachite after Azurite and Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite and Azurite. Rear
Rear
Malachite after Azurite and Azurite. Side
Side
Malachite after Azurite and Azurite  

TL48AJ4: Parallel growth, on matrix, of very sharp Malachite (after Azurite) crystals. They have a silky luster and as an added feature there are small, very bright Azurite crystals. A classic from Tsumeb, very esthetic, that is from the Lee Hogg collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.5 × 2.1 cm = 1.61” × 0.98” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2 cm = 1.34” × 0.79”

Former collection of Lee Hogg



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Malachite after Cuprite with Calcite
 

TR73AJ3: Groups of Malachite crystals (after octahedral Cuprite), coated by a late phase of Malachite microcrystals. They are on a Calcite matrix. Pseudomorphs of Malachite after Cuprite are very uncommon at Tsumeb, and even more so with such large crystals.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.7 × 3.7 cm = 2.40” × 2.24” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



Malachite after Cuprite with Calcite. Malachite after Cuprite with Calcite.
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Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Rear
Rear

To see a larger 3D image please
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Malachite after Azurite
 

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 = 2.80” × 2.28” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 6.1 × 1.2 cm = 2.40” × 0.47”




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Malachite after Azurite
 

MC51AK7: Sharp group of pseudomorphic Malachite after doubly terminated Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very marked polycrystalline growths.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 8.8 × 4.7 × 2.9 cm = 3.46” × 1.85” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 8.2 × 2.1 cm = 3.23” × 0.83”




Malachite after Azurite. Malachite after Azurite.
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Malachite after Azurite with Quartz and Cerussite
Malachite after Azurite with Quartz and Cerussite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite with Quartz and Cerussite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under LED light
 

TM93AK7: Malachite pseudomorphic after a group of Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, large, and doubly terminated, with Cerussite, on matrix.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 10.2 × 7.2 × 3.7 cm = 4.02” × 2.83” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 9.8 × 4.2 cm = 3.86” × 1.65”




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Smithsonite with Calcite
 

TD14AK8: Aggregate of crystals formed by very short prisms with rhombohedral terminations, translucent, very lustrous and of a uniform green color, on matrix.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains a label stating that the specimen was previously in the Sullivan collection, with the annotation "Tucson 1997"
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.42” × 0.91” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Smithsonite with Calcite. Smithsonite with Calcite.
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Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Side
Side
Smithsonite  

TR98AL3: Aggregate of rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals with lenticular habit that form very marked uniaxial growths. The crystals, translucent and bright, have a yellowish-white color.
The sample has been analyzed and comes from the Rock H. Currier collection (No. 3399) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.61” × 1.10” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.20” × 0.20”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Rock Currier



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Smithsonite
Smithsonite  

RB26AE6: An aggregate, on matrix, of rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals with very well defined finely curved edges, they are between translucent and transparent, bright and have a very uniform pale salmon pink color.
The sample is from the Joaquín Folch duplicates collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.6 × 1.8 cm = 2.48” × 2.20” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.31” × 0.16”

With handwritten note from the Folch Collection (duplicates)



Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
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Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan)
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan). Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan).
 

DL14AL4: Group on matrix of equant Smithsonite crystals with the prism and the terminal rhombohedra being of similar balanced size, between transparent and translucent, and a very intense pink color with mauve tones.
The specimen comes from the Daunis collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.46” × 1.38” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis

€90 / US$97 / JPY10390 / AUD$151

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Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan)
 

NB37AK7: Druse of sharp rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals, with well defined faces and slightly curved edges, translucent, lustrous, bright pink with mauve tones, on matrix.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.7 × 4.1 cm = 1.89” × 1.85” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”




Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan). Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan).
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Smithsonite (variety cadmium)
Smithsonite (variety cadmium). 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 = 2.09” × 1.54” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.39”




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Smithsonite (variety cadmium)
 

TX92AJ3: Aggregate on a Galena matrix of rhombohedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges and slight curvatures, with neat and very well marked geometrical zoning. They are very bright with a very intense yellow color, slightly orange. The sample is the cadmium rich variety, the rarest by far.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6 × 2 cm = 2.83” × 2.36” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.51” × 0.39”




Smithsonite (variety cadmium). Front
Front
Smithsonite (variety cadmium). Side
Side
Smithsonite (variety cadmium).
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Calcite
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 = 1.85” × 1.14” × 0.87”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



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Calcite with Hematite
 

TT89AK9: Druse of lenticular Calcite crystals on matrix, translucent, with great luster and slightly pink color due to the presence of Hematite inclusions.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 12.4 × 11.1 × 4 cm = 4.88” × 4.37” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 1.7 cm = 1.61” × 0.67”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Calcite with Hematite. Front
Front
Calcite with Hematite. Side
Side
Calcite with Hematite.
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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 = 1.77” × 1.30” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.10” × 0.63”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Cerussite

Recorded under LED light
 

MD89AI8: Group of extraordinarily sharp Cerussite crystals on matrix. They are flattened, twinned, colorless, transparent and very bright. Just perfect.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5 × 4 × 3.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.57” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.98” × 0.59”

Fluorescent short UV



Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Top
Top
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Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Cerussite.

To see a larger 3D image please
click here or on the image
 

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 = 2.28” × 1.57” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.8 cm = 1.57” × 1.10”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Twinned Cerussite

Recorded under LED light
 

NM93AK4: Floating group of Cerussite crystals that form multiple twins with the classic lattice-like shape. The crystals are between transparent and translucent, very bright and with shades between colorless and a deeper smoky. A Tsumeb classic of great quality.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 7 × 4.3 × 4 cm = 2.76” × 1.69” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 3.6 cm = 1.81” × 1.42”




Twinned Cerussite. Front
Front
Twinned Cerussite. Side
Side
Order
Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
 

TR13AJ0: Flattened crystal with a curious asymmetric lateral growth, with a very sharp edge at the left and very well defined polycrystalline growths on the right. It is translucent, very bright and has very vivid transparences and color reflections.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.1 × 1 cm = 1.14” × 0.83” × 0.39”




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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 = 1.34” × 1.22” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.06” × 0.67”




Azurite with Cerussite. Front
Front
Azurite with Cerussite. Top
Top
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Azurite
Azurite. 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 = 1.54” × 1.46” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.87” × 0.47”

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard



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Azurite with Malachite
 

TC37AJ0: Very aerial group of sharp crystals that are translucent and bright and have very vivid transparences and color reflections. Partially coated by Malachite.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.6 × 1.2 cm = 1.89” × 1.42” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.59” × 0.39”




Azurite with Malachite.
Order
Azurite with Cerussite and Calcite
Azurite with Cerussite and Calcite. Front
Front
Azurite with Cerussite and Calcite. Side
Side
Azurite with Cerussite and Calcite.

Recorded under LED light
 

MH46AK0: Group of Azurite crystals on matrix with a flat prismatic habit, bright, translucent, a deep color and partially covered by small whitish crystals of Cerussite.
A classic of Tsumeb, from the Desmond Sacco collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Easter Pocket, 8 level, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (1994)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5 × 5.9 cm = 2.28” × 1.97” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.02” × 0.83”

Former collection of Desmond Sacco



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Azurite with Cerussite

Recorded under LED light
Azurite with Cerussite
 

MT88AK4: Very sharp Azurite crystals, deep blue with very bright reflections, partially covered by transparent or white Cerussite crystals that form cyclic twins, and also with green microcrystals of Duftite.
A great Tsumeb classic from the Desmond Sacco collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 58 of the 2019/01 edition.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (±1980)

Specimen size: 10 × 7.8 × 5 cm = 3.94” × 3.07” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 7.1 × 3 cm = 2.80” × 1.18”

With handwritten label from the Desmond Sacco Collection



Azurite with Cerussite. Front
Front
Azurite with Cerussite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Azurite with Cerussite. Azurite with Cerussite.
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Tennantite with Dolomite and Quartz
Tennantite with Dolomite and Quartz. Front
Front
Tennantite with Dolomite and Quartz. Side
Side
 

MM49AJ0: Group of Tennantite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges, with the forms of a tetrahedron and dodecahedron, and with small, white, Dolomite
A classic from Tsumeb that was in the Enrique Moës collection.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.1 × 3.9 cm = 2.52” × 2.01” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3.3 cm = 1.73” × 1.30”




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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 = 2.20” × 1.57” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.16” × 0.16”




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 = 2.28” × 2.17” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”




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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 = 3.74” × 2.48” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



Copper with Cuprite, Calcite and Malachite. Front
Front
Copper with Cuprite, Calcite and Malachite. Rear
Rear
Copper with Cuprite, Calcite and Malachite.
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Wulfenite
Wulfenite.

To see a larger 3D image please
click here or on the image
 

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 = 1.85” × 1.81” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.02” × 0.91”




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