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KRISTALLE Stepping Into Some RAREfied Territory…..

We have four – only four specimens of Wittichenite from Cattle Grid pit, Mt. Gunson mine, Pernatty Lagoon, South Australia These brilliant crystals were thought to be Chalcocite when found. In 2008 they were identified as Wittichenite. The locality was only briefly mined in the early 1980’s; a very limited quantity is available. The finest […]

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Champion Mine, California

Many a night have Wayne and I spent in this cabin! Back in our early days we made this hike at least twice a year for many years. The best augelite we found was green and it is in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles collection. Here is a good link from Mindat: http://www.mindat.org/loc-3510.html […]

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Tucson Kristalle Blue Party 2016

  To celebrate our 45th year of business, on Saturday 6th February we threw a party up at our house in the hills. To celebrate this Sapphire Anniversary the party theme was all things blue!                                         […]

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Wayne’s Library – Bryan Swoboda

THE man with the film camera, Bryan Swoboda, was our guest for a few days. A year ago we started a project with him and this recent visit should finish it. Bryan has done a film of Wayne’s vast library with short interviews with Wayne discussing some of the important works and about collecting rare […]

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