California Datolite

In keeping with the theme of this year's Tucson show, here are new specimens of Datolite recently collected in northern California. These represent the best Datolite found in California, probably the only display quality Datolite too (most California Datolite are micros). These were all collected from a couple of boulders near the Russian River and according to the collector, none is left.  Most have a bit of damage around the edges, but the crystals are all glassy and translucent, and large sized for California. 



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NA555 - Datolite SOLD
Russian River, near Cloverdale, California
miniature - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na555a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na555b.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent crystals of Datolite to 14mm on matrix. Superb for California Datolite.


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NA556 - Datolite $ 60 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Russian River, near Cloverdale, California
miniature - 7 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na556a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na556b.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent crystals of Datolite to 18mm on matrix. Superb for California Datolite.


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NA558 - Datolite $ 100 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Russian River, near Cloverdale, California
miniature - 13 x 6 x 5 cm


Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na558a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na558b.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na558c.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent crystals of Datolite to 20mm on matrix. Superb for California Datolite.


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NA559 - Datolite $ 70 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Russian River, near Cloverdale, California
miniature - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na559a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na559b.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent crystals of Datolite to 18mm on matrix. Superb for California Datolite.


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NA561 - Datolite $ 50 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Russian River, near Cloverdale, California
miniature - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na561a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na561b.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent crystals of Datolite to 14mm on matrix. Superb for California Datolite.


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NA562 - Datolite SOLD
Russian River, near Cloverdale, California
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na562a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na562b.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent crystals of Datolite to 12mm on matrix. Superb for California Datolite, surpassing in crystal size all previous California Datolite.  This is from just a handful of specimens collected from a couple boulders turned up during hiway construction.


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NA563 - Datolite SOLD
Russian River, near Cloverdale, California
miniature - 7 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na563a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na563b.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent crystals of Datolite to 12mm on matrix. Superb for California Datolite, this was found recently in Northern California and are larger than other Datolites ever found in the state.  The specimens from the find were all found in seams in a couple boulders realeased by a highway construction project and the in-situ source has never been found.


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NA565 - Datolite SOLD
Russian River, near Cloverdale, California
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na565a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na565b.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent crystals of Datolite to 12mm on matrix. Superb for California Datolite.


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NA568 - Datolite $ 85 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Russian River, near Cloverdale, California
miniature - 8.5 x 6 x 3 cm


Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na568a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na568b.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent crystals of Datolite to 15mm on matrix. Superb for California Datolite.


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NA570 - Datolite SOLD
Russian River, near Cloverdale, California
miniature - 7 x 4 x 3 cm


Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na570a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na570b.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent crystals of Datolite to 10mm on matrix. Superb for a California Datolite.


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NA571 - Datolite $ 35 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Russian River, near Cloverdale, California
miniature - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na571a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na571b.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent crystals of Datolite to 13mm on matrix. Superb for California Datolite.


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NA572 - Datolite $ 60 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Russian River, near Cloverdale, California
miniature - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na572a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na572b.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent crystals of Datolite to 12mm on matrix. Superb for California Datolite.


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NA573 - Datolite $ 40 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Russian River, near Cloverdale, California
miniature - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na573a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, near Cloverdale, California [db_pics/pics/na573b.jpg]

Glassy, translucent to transparent crystals of Datolite to 15mm on matrix. Superb for California Datolite.



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