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A906 - Aquamarine on Albite $ 150 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Aquamarine on Albite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a906a.jpg] Aquamarine on Albite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a906b.jpg] Aquamarine on Albite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a906c.jpg]

Gem 2.7cm Aqua crystal on Albite. Although the Aqua is certainly the focus, the Albite is interesting also being a complete floater crystallized on all sides with good luster.


NA233 - Gold $ 3500 SOLD
Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
miniature - 3.4 x 3.3 x 2 cm


Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na233a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na233b.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na233c.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na233d.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na233e.jpg]

Herringbone leaves of Gold covered by tiny, oriented cubes of Gold. This is the "old" style from when these Gold's first appeared on the market. The structure of the gold is formed by former crystalline Calcite that was dissolved away. Weight is 18.7 grams.


NA234 - Veszelyite $ 750 SOLD
Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Montana
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Montana [db_pics/pics/na234a.jpg] Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Montana [db_pics/pics/na234b.jpg] Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Montana [db_pics/pics/na234c.jpg] Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Montana [db_pics/pics/na234d.jpg]

Double terminated single crystal with just a touch of matrix attached to the backside.  Good Vezelyite crystals are a rarity.


NA235 - Veszelyite $ 2500 SOLD
Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Montana
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm
ex.  Brett Keller


Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Montana [db_pics/pics/na235a.jpg] Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Montana [db_pics/pics/na235b.jpg] Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Montana [db_pics/pics/na235c.jpg] Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Montana [db_pics/pics/na235d.jpg]

Thick, blocky 9mm crystal on matrix of Chrysocolla over Quartz. Most Vezelyites have knife-edged, spear shaped crystals and this is the only thick, blocky crystal of this form I can remember ever seeing. This comes with a number of old labels indicating it was from the Fall 1986 pocket and is 'an outstanding blocky crystal'. Superb matrix Vezelyite specimen, very hard to come by now.


NA238 - Fluorite on Sphalerite $ 50 SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na238a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na238b.jpg]

A dozen purple cubes of Fluorite attached to large Sphalerite crystals, with a touch of white Barite on one side.


NA248 - Cuprian Adamite $ 450
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 2 cm
ex.  Brett Keller


Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248c.jpg]

Showy specimen of Cuprian Adamite on Calcite with crystals to 1.3 cm long. Good sized crystals that present dramatically for display.


AF949 - Papagoite in Quartz $ 400 SOLD
Messina Mine, Limpopo Prov., South Africa
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


Papagoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, Limpopo Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/af949a.jpg] Papagoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, Limpopo Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/af949b.jpg] Papagoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, Limpopo Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/af949c.jpg]

Three stacked Quartz crystals included by bright blue Papagoite. Very cool visual effect when looking down the C-axis of the top Quartz crystal.


AF951 - Diopside $ 140 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af951a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af951b.jpg]

Single gem crystal, complete all around and undamaged, with just a little contacting on one lower side. Top electric green color, from the famous December 2007 pocket that produced these crystals of exceptional color.


AF952 - Tsavorite on Tanzanite $ 750 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


Tsavorite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af952a.jpg] Tsavorite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af952b.jpg]

A 2cm Tsavorite attached to the face of a Tanzanite crystal, the only one I have ever owned and only one I recall seeing. The Tsavorite is a lighter minty green, the color contrast between these two gem crystals is superb.


E627 - Aquamarine $ 400 SOLD
Mourne Mountains, County Down, Ireland
miniature - 3.4 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm
ex.  James Houran


Aquamarine from Mourne Mountains, County Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/e627a.jpg] Aquamarine from Mourne Mountains, County Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/e627b.jpg]

Gemmy single Aqua crystal, superb for locality. Glassy with good light blue color.  Both terminations are about the same being complete but showing contacting. Ex. Tony Jones, Tim Sherburn, and James Houran collections, published in the Texas collectors edition of the Mineralogical Record.



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