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Faujasite with Augite in Limbergite matrix
stock #20.1-916
Sasbach, Kaiserstuhl, Baden
Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
5.3 x 4.2 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $50
new year 2021

An old specimen of this rather scarce Zeolite specie from the most prolific locality at Sasbach, Germany. Many small cavities on all sides hold white linings of tiny Faujasite crystals and botryoidal masses. The crystals are typically very tiny octahedra best seen with good magnification. Some small Augite crystals are also present. This is not an "esthetic" specie with crystals typically under 1 mm, but this is a good example none the less. Ex. R and A Palmer collection from the Joe Mandarino study suite.

Cerussite covered by Pyromorphite
stock #0097-JM-3854
Schapbach, Black Forest, (Wolftal)
Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
7.2 x 5.9 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Late Summer 2018

Exceptional quality for this less well known locality. The matrix is almost all Cerussite in many crystal forms, with a small area of Galena nearly all covered with tiny Pyromorphite crystals. The matrix also has a dusting of very tiny clear Quartz in doubly terminated crystals that add a lot of sparkle. There are other Phosphate minerals on the specimen that are not identified. The Pyromorphite ranges from pale yellow to green hues and the whole is very colorful. The shapes of some Cerussite twins are well defined but brightly colored by the coating of pyromorphite. This all makes a very fine look under magnification. Ex John Marshall, Heinz Stempel