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$3.75 M115b  This is a Folding loupe which magnifies your gems or minerals to 10 times their actual size.  This eye loupe is travel size -- perfect for carrying to tradeshows and markets.

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10X - Eye Loupe

$5.50 M119b  This is a compact and easy to carry folding, magnifier loupe with three 5X lenses which is great for 5X, 10X, or 15X magnification with a slide of the lens.  The powerful 5X glass lens provides true total 15X magnification.  Unlimited uses in home, office, home, jewelry, etc.  It is made of heavy durable black plastic.

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15X - Eye Loupe

$7.00 M118b  This is a compact and easy to carry magnifier loupe with two lenses, a 12mm/20x magnification and an 18mm/10x magnification.  It is made of chrome-plated metal with glass lenses.  Comes complete in a handy storage case.

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10X -  20X Eye Loupe

$12.00 M120b  This is a compact hand held and easy to carry microscope with a battery powered LED lamp. It has an adjustable 16x eye lens for viewing.  We really like this scope for an easy to use up close look of small crystals and things.  The microscope comes complete in a handy storage or carrying case.

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16X Microscope w/ LED

$30.00 M101b  Here is a different and very nice specimen of Chalcopyrite on Fluorite from Morocco.   It has a gorgeous appearance with the sparkly tiny Chalcopyrite gold colored crystals complemented by the green Fluorite matrix, all with unmatched character.  It measures almost 3 1/4" x 3 3/8" x nearly 1 3/4" and makes a unique addition to any collection.

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Chalcopyrite is a copper iron sulfide mineral that crystallizes in the tetragonal system. Chalcopyrite has a brassy to golden yellow color, which often resembles Gold. However, its physical properties such as streak and tenacity are very different from Gold and can easily distinguish it. Chalcopyrite is a beautiful mineral, with good crystals being fairly common. Chalcopyrite is rarely found in association with native copper.

Fluorite, also referred to as fluor-spar, is a mineral composed of Calcium Fluoride.  It is a widely occurring mineral found world wide and is often found with metallic minerals such as Galena, Sphalerite, Barite, Quartz and Calcite.  Fluorite may fluoresce strongly in ultraviolet light which may be due to the presence of some impurities such as Yttrium.  Blue is the most common color but red, purple, green, yellow and white are also frequent.  It can be used in high performance telescopes, camera lens, enamels and in the making of opalescent glass.

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Chalcopyrite Fluorite

$12.00 M105c  This is a great find!!  Here is an extra nice quality specimen of Labradorite.  It measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" x nearly 1 1/8" thick and has a good polish on the face.  This specimen has a super color mix with a highly iridescent shine that can be seen as it's turned in the light.  This would make a great gift for the "hard to buy for" person.

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Labradorite is a Feldspar mineral that occurs in large Crystal masses in anorthosite and shows an iridescence or "play of colors."  Gemstone varieties of Labradorite exhibiting a high degree of iridescence are Spectrolite, Moonstone and Sunstone.  High quality samples with good iridescent qualities are desired for jewelry.

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Labradorite

$12.00 M102c  This is a different mineral for the avid mineral collector.  Here is a nice Aragonite specimen with Copper Brown crystal clusters mixed in with lighter tan ones.  It measures 2 1/2" x nearly 1 3/4" x over 1 1/2" and has a natural sparkly appearance.  This is an unique mineral with interesting design and character.  The specimen is from Serfou, Morocco.

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Aragonite is a Carbonate mineral that can occur in conjunction with Calcium Carbonates.  Aragonite differs from Calcite in the formation of the Crystal shapes which can be in lattice, crystal, columnar or fibrous in many different designs, shapes and sizes.  Aragonite will form in mollusk shells, oceans and salt water caves as inorganic precipitates called marine cements and speleotherms.  Ammolite is a form of Aragonite with impurities that make it iridescent and valuable as a gemstone.

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Aragonite

$12.00 M112c  Here is a very different mineral to add to your mineral collection.  This is a very nice quality Moonstone and Biotite specimen from India.  The mineral measures nearly 3 3/4" x almost 3 5/8" x nearly 2 1/2" and has a natural sparkly appearance.  Close observation in bright sunlight will reveal the blue iridescent areas of the moonstone.

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Moonstone is a typical Potassium Aluminum Silicate with several commonalities with the Feldspar family.  It's name is derived from the visual effect or sheen that is caused by light reflecting internally and externally from the layer inclusions of different Feldspars.  Moonstone is closely related to Sunstone, Labradorite and Sodalite.

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Moonstone

$70.00 M106b  This is a very nice specimen of unpolished Botryoidal Malachite in matrix from Africa.  It measures 6 5/8" x nearly 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" and has a natural sparkly botryoidal appearance of various dark green colors showing on the different sides.  There is what appears to be Azurite in an area or two.  This is a natural specimen just as it occurred in nature.  Very nice!

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Malachite is a Copper Carbonate mineral that often forms botryoidal, fibrous or stalagmitic masses.  It is often the result of the weathering of Copper Ores and is commonly found with Azurite, Goethite and Calcite.  It is typically associated with Copper deposits including Limestone which is the source of the Carbonate.  Malachite is found in many regions world wide and is usually shaded green in color.

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Malachite

$30.00

M100c  This is a Spanish Pyrite specimen from Navajun Mine, Piritas De Navajus S.L., Spain.  This cool specimen has a nice quality Pyrite cube with two quite small second cubes in matrix.  The larger cube measures 1" x 7/8" x almost 1" and the next one is almost 1/4" square.  The tiny cube is nearly 1/8" x 1/8".  They rest in matrix measuring 2 3/8" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" overall.  Very cool!

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Pyrite, or Iron Pyrite, is an Iron sulfide with isometric Crystals that usually appear as cubes.  It is brittle and can break or powder easily.  Its metallic luster and brass yellow hue have earned it the nickname of "fool's gold" due to many miners mistaken it for the real thing.  Ironically, small quantities of actual gold are sometimes found in Pyrite.  It is the most common of the sulfide minerals and is usually found with other sulfides or oxides in Quartz veins, sedimentary or metamorphic rocks. 

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Spanish Pyrite

$20.00 M107b  Here is a very nice Hemimorphite mineral specimen from Wenshan, Yunnan Province in China.  It measures 4 1/8" x 3" x almost 1 3/4" with pretty pale aqua blue colored bubbly looking crystals mixed in with a grey colored matrix.  Make it an addition to your collection today. 

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Hemimorphite is a sorosilicate mineral that is chiefly associated with Smithsonite.  It commonly forms crystalline crusts and layers and also massive, granular, rounded aggregates or finely shaped clusters of crystals.  It may fluorescence a strong green in UV short wave light and weak pink in UV long wave light.

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Hemimorphite

$225.00 M108b  Here is something different for the mineral collector.  This is a larger, very unique and beautiful Crystal Quartz cluster that is man-made or laboratory grown.  A cluster this size takes approximately two years to form.  The spectacular piece measures 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" x nearly 2 3/8" and has a natural colorless to White color.  It has lovely crystals in different formations including barnacles, cathedrals, lasers, manifests, and tabular sections.  This stunning material has an interesting shape and lots of sparkly character that pictures don't give justice to the real beauty.  Simply amazing!!

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Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's continental crust.  It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals.  Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification.  There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, and Carnelian which are results of mineral impurities or heat treatments.

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Crystal Quartz

$30.00 M113b  This is a nice quality and beautiful specimen of polished Malachite with Azurite from Zaire, Africa.  The overall size of specimen is almost 3 3/8" x nearly 2 5/8" x almost 7/8" thick.  The Malachite is highly polished on all sides and has a pretty variety of green colors with the Aqua blue Azurite mixed in in places.  Very nice!  

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Malachite is a Copper Carbonate mineral that often forms botryoidal, fibrous or stalagmitic masses.  It is often the result of the weathering of Copper Ores and is commonly found with Azurite, Goethite and Calcite.  It is typically associated with Copper deposits including Limestone which is the source of the Carbonate.  Malachite is found in many regions world wide and is usually shaded green in color.

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Malachite

$45.00 M116b   Here is an excellent quality Tourmalated Smokey Quartz Crystal from Brazil.  This very unique piece has numerous embedded Black Tourmaline with pristine Black color.  The beautiful Smokey Quartz Crystal measures almost 2 1/2" x nearly 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" with some interesting inclusions in the light.  It has not been polished and weighs nearly 1/2 pound.  The crystal does have a noticeable ding on an edge and reflected in our price.  Just gorgeous!!

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Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's continental crust.  It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals.  Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification.  There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, and Carnelian which are results of mineral impurities or heat treatments.

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Tourmalated Quartz Crystal

$275.00 M121b  Here is a gorgeous larger specimen of Vanadinite on matrix. It measures 9" x over 3 1/2" x 3" and weighs nearly 6lbs. This piece has many bright Red and burnt Orange colored hexagonal Vanadinite crystals of all sizes. This is a beautiful work of nature and is absolutely stunning. This mineral is from Morocco.

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Vanadinite is a mineral belonging to the Apatite group of Phosphate minerals. It is one of the main industrial Ores of the metal Vanadium and a minor source of Lead. Vanadinite is relatively uncommon and is associated with Galena, Wulfenite, Limonite and Barite. It is usually bright red or orange-red in color although it may sometimes be brown, red-brown, grey, yellow or colorless.

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Vanadinite

$10.00 M111b  Here is something very different;  a nice specimen of Titanium coated Kyanite.  In an interesting fusion of science and nature using a process called magnetron ionization, a brilliant iridescent titanium coating covers the lovely Kyanite producing a spectacular piece.  Each shiny multi-colored specimen measures approximately 2 3/8" x 1 1/8" x 1/2" thick.   You will receive one (1) specimen similar to those in the photos.  Very cool!

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Kyanite is a typically blue Silicate mineral that is commonly found in Aluminum rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock.  It is used primarily in refractory and ceramic products including porcelain plumbing fixtures and dinnerware.  It is also used in electrical insulators and abrasives.  It is definitely a collector's mineral.

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Titanium Kyanite

$80.00 M117c   Here is an above average quality specimen of Hemimorphite Crystals setting on a dark Rust base of Limonite.  It measures 6 1/2" x nearly 4 3/4" x almost 3 5/8" with a natural rough appearance and many differently shaped translucent Grey and Clear Crystals.  A different mineral for the different collector.  This material is from Mexico.

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Hemimorphite is a mineral that has been mined with Zinc and Lead ores and is associated with Smithsonite.  Some specimens will show a strong green fluorescence in short wave UV light and weak light pink fluorescence in long wave UV light.  This mineral can be found world wide.

Limonite is an ore consisting of a mixture of hydrated Iron Oxide-Hydroxide of varying composition of minerals such as Goethite, Lepidocrocite, or Jarosite.  It has been mined with Hematite as an Ore for the production of Iron. Limonite is heavy and has a yellow-brown color.  It is often used as the pigment ochre in many paints.

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Hemimorphite-Limonite

$85.00 M109vc  Here is a very nice interesting specimen of Azurite from the LaSal Valley area in Utah.  It has a pretty dark blue color that sparkles from every direction.  It measures over 1 1/2" long x over  1 3/8" x 7/8" and has a natural texture and finish.  This fantastic material doesn't photograph well to properly show it's character but makes a excellent addition to any collection.

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Azurite is a mineral belonging to the Carbonate group of minerals. It is commonly found with Malachite, Goethite and Calcite. It is typically associated with Copper deposits including Limestone which is the source of the Carbonate.

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Azurite

$150.00

M103c  Here is a very nice Green and Watermelon Tourmaline in Quartz specimen from Brazil.  The Watermelon Tourmaline is harder to find and identified as shown by the Pink color in the center in the linked pictures below.  This interesting specimen measures almost 7 3/4" x nearly 4" x almost 4 1/2" and has many, many sparkly dark Green colored crystals.   The two longest Tourmaline crystals each measures approximately 2 1/8" long.   Very nice.

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The Tourmaline mineral group is chemically one of the most complicated groups of Silicate minerals.  Its composition varies widely with Sodium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Lithium, Aluminum, Boron and other elements.  It has a wide variety of colors including black, blue-black, brown, yellow, red, green, pink and is rarely colorless.  This mineral is found in igneous rocks, like Granite Pegmatite, and metamorphic rocks such as Schist and Marble.

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Green Tourmaline

$12.00 K300  This is a Mineral Collection Kit. Enclosed is 18 different identified specimens. They are, Amazonite, quartz, agate, alabaster, fossiliferous limestone, fluorite, gold ore, marble, pyrite, calcite, jasper, obsidian, pumice, copper ore, lava, Selenite, Lepidolite and variscite.  The kit comes with a write up about sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks.  Each specimen comes in its own bag. This is a great learning  item for kids.

Mineral collection kit

Mineral Collection Kit

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M104c  Here is a very nice Dugway Geode specimen from an unknown location in Utah.  It measures 2 7/8" x almost 2 3/4" x 1 5/8" and is a lovely pale grey color inside.  This pretty Geode fluoresces a nice green color with a spot of bright orange and a very cool design under short wave UV light.  This pretty Dugway Geode is a beautiful work of nature.

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Geodes are geological rock formations which occur in sedimentary and certain volcanic rocks.  They are essentially rock cavities or vugs with internal Crystal formations or concentric banding.  The exterior is generally Limestone while the interior contains Quartz Crystals and/or Chalcedony deposits.  If the Geode is completely filled with Crystal, being solid all the way through, it is then called a nodule.

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Dugway Geode

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