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3271 - Duftite on Plumbocalcite - $175
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.3 x 2.1 cm

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Sparkling green mm size crystals of duftite are liberally sprinkled over rhombs of the lead-rich variety of calcite. RARE COMBO!





WI5029 - Cuprian Calcite "Ice Cream Pocket" - $1950 (RESERVED)
Tsumeb, Namibia
CABINET, 13.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm

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This group looks for all the world like mint green ice cream and the pocket is so nicknamed "Ice Cream Pocket". The calcite clusters are comprised of interlocking rhombs of cuprian rich calcite, in this case perched ON a druse of glistening white dolomite or white calcite. The contrast is subtle, between pastel hue and white, but it IS quite striking and unique. The copper content gives it a beautiful pastel green hue. RARE ONE POCKET FIND IN THE MID-1980's!





WI3135B - Aragonite var. Cuprian - $150
Tsumeb, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 8 x 6.1 cm

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A gorgeous, pastel-green, hedgehog-like spray of this rare aragonite varietal! This is one of the largest examples of the material I have seen for sale and it is, for combination of color and form, quite spectacular





WI3135 - Aragonite var. Cuprian - $450
Tsumeb, Namibia
CABINET, 11.6 x 9.7 x 8.1 cm

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A gorgeous, pastel-green, hedgehog-liek spray of this rare aragonite varietal! This is one of the largest examples of the material I have seen for sale and it is, for combination of color and form, quite spectacular





WI1745 - Calcite with Hematite Coating - $750
Tsumeb, Namibia
CABINET, 14 x 10.4 x 8 cm

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A gorgeous specimen with classic Tsumeb stepped rhombohedral crystals included lightly with red hematite grains. This is not a coating, but an inclusion. The effect is very attractive! Despite its size, this piece is nearly pristine (a few teeny dings)





4AZSI4 - Calcite w/ Hematite coating- $1950
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
LARGE CABINET, 25.2 x 19.5 x 9.4 cm

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A simply humongous hemispherical aggregate of solid calcite, with rich, red inclusions of hematite in the tops of all the crystals. For the size, you just never see a showpiece like this for sale!





1404 - Cuprian Calcite "Ice Cream Pocket" - $175 (SOLD)
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.8 x 1.9 cm

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This group looks for all the world like mint green ice cream and the pocket is so nicknamed "Ice Cream Pocket". The specimen is comprised of interlocking rhombs of cuprian rich calcite - the copper content gives it a beautiful pastel green hue . RARE ONE POCKET FIND IN THE MID-1980's!





3265 - Goethite on Calcite- $70
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Miniature, 4.6 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm

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Unusual and very attractive combination piece with lustrous botryoidal Goethite coating sharp white Calcites. You can even see the Calcite rhombs outlined in the Goethite, which makes the specimen even more interesting and attractive. Often these are mislabelled as Heterogenite at 5x the price, so beware!





3605 - Aragonite var. "Nicholsonite" - $200
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
SMALL CABINET, 5.9 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm

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Very nice specimen of this rare mineral, the crystal sits aesthetically on matrix. The luster is good, and the color a very appealing soft yellow due to high nickel content (it is a tarnowitzite varietal though not quite a new species on its own). You donít often see one this nice, visually! It is also complete all around save contact on the backside!





1581 - Duftite on Calcite- $250
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
SMALL CABINET, 8.0 x 6.0 x 4.7 cm

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You canít imagine what a terrific specimen this is. The beautiful white rhombs of calcite have fine rippled surfaces that are so incredibly lustrous that they remind you of so many of the great etched beryls that you have seen over the years. Except now you have opaque and white, with the same mesmerizing mirror surfaces. Then you add the generous coating of well-defined individual Duftites, and you raise this specimen to even greater appeal! Individual sharp duftite crystals like this are uncommon for the species, as well.





3132 - Tarnowitzite- $1250
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
LARGE CABINET, 18.4 x 12.2 x 6.5 cm

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A huge and really attractive knot of lustrous, snowy-white tarnowitzite clusters, that is very impressive in person!





2783 - Calcite- $750
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
SMALL CABINET, 9.0 x 8.0 x 4.4 cm

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This is an outstanding example of the complex Ďfannedí rhombs that are occasionally seen, but rarely available. The luster of these Calcites is excellent, and the clarity is superb. You rarely see Tsumeb Calcites this clear, and the quality is consistent throughout the whole piece. It is so good, in fact, that there are only perhaps two minor contacts among the actually crystals. This is a killer Tsumeb specimen, and a killer Calcite, to boot.




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