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AF521 - Cobaltian Smithsonite $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Cobaltian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af521a.jpg] Cobaltian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af521b.jpg] Cobaltian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af521c.jpg] Cobaltian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af521d.jpg]

Bright pink Smithsonite with crystals to 1.1cm. Crystals are on a small piece of matrix that can only be seen on the underside - it's crystallized all around. Fine specimen undamaged except for one cleave on one small back crystal.


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AF522 - Tarnowitzite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Touissit, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


Tarnowitzite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af522a.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af522b.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af522c.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af522d.jpg]

Top notch Tarnowitzite specimen featuring a 4.5cm long main crystal with associated smaller crystals on matrix. Luster is superb and wet looking, as good as it gets, and no damage. I can't say enough good things about this one.


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AF523 - Rosalite SOLD
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm


Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af523a.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af523b.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af523c.jpg]

A 1cm sphere of Roselite on drusy Quartz crystals. Usually seen as individual crystals, this larger sphere is unusual in my experience. Edge of sphere is incomplete along edge of specimen.


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AF524 - Sapphire on Scapolite SOLD
Mpwapwa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Sapphire on Scapolite from Mpwapwa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af524a.jpg] Sapphire on Scapolite from Mpwapwa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af524b.jpg] Sapphire on Scapolite from Mpwapwa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af524c.jpg]

Two pink Sapphire crystals atop Scapolite. Main crystal is 1.5cm x 1.5 cm with color of fine rose Quartz. Fluorescent - Scapolite is yellow and the Sapphire is orange under ultraviolet light. Valued at $150.


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AF526 - Tremolite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm


Tremolite from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af526a.jpg] Tremolite from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af526b.jpg] Tremolite from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af526c.jpg]

Intensely colored single Tremolite crystal. Good sized and well terminated - most are thin and splintery and not terminated. This specimen is very good showing great color, good size and thickness, and two flat termination faces.


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AF569 - Tremolite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.2 x 0.7 cm


Tremolite from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af569a.jpg] Tremolite from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af569b.jpg] Tremolite from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af569c.jpg]

Intensely colored single Tremolite crystal. Good sized and well terminated - most are thin and splintery and not terminated. This specimen is very good showing great color, good size and good termination. Minor amounts of tiny Calcite crystals present on bottom and backside.


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AF603 - Ammonite SOLD
Madagascar
miniature - 4 x 3.3 x 1.3 cm


Ammonite from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af603a.jpg]

Fossilized Ammonite. Polished with an opalized-looking, fiery red play of color on each side which makes this locality stand out among ammonites from other localities.


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AF604 - Ammonite $ 35 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Madagascar
miniature - 3.8 x 3.0 x 1.1 cm


Ammonite from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af604a.jpg]

Fossilized Ammonite. Polished with an opalized-looking, fiery red play of color on each side.


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AF607 - Ammonite SOLD
Madagascar
miniature - 4 x 3.0 x 1.1 cm


Ammonite from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af607a.jpg]

Fossilized Ammonite. Polished with an opalized-looking, fiery red play of color on each side.


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AF627 - Spessartine on Kyanite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
cabinet - 9.9 x 1.8 x 1 cm


Spessartine on Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af627a.jpg] Spessartine on Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af627b.jpg] Spessartine on Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af627c.jpg]

Here's a novelty - Spessartine ON Kyanite. Although both species have been found at this deposit, they are rarely found attached to each other, even though they can be found millimeters from each other when embedded in mica on matrix specimens. Mining at this locality is reportedly ended, so I was surprised to see this specimen turn up. Five Spessartine crystals to 6mm on a relatively long Kyanite crystal with some attached mica.


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AF649 - Cobaltian Calcite with Pyrite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
cabinet - 10 x 8.5 x 6.5 cm


Cobaltian Calcite with Pyrite from Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af649a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Pyrite from Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af649b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Pyrite from Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af649c.jpg]

Bright pink Calcite crystals that contrast well with the pyrite to form a showy specimen. If you get tired of the pyrite, turn it around for a display of nothing but pink Calcite.


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AF650 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 100 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
cabinet - 11 x 8.0 x 6.0 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af650a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af650b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af650c.jpg]

Intensely colored pink, curved Calcite crystals linging vugs in matrix. The color and form of the crystals on this specimen are superb, and they're highly translucent and wet looking.


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AF651 - Cobaltian Calcite SOLD
Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af651a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af651b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af651c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/stonestongue.jpg]

Bright pink Calcite crystals linging vug in a well trimmed matrix. Good color.


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E546 - Ilvaite $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Dal'Negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.4 x 1 cm


Ilvaite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/e546a.jpg] Ilvaite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/e546b.jpg] Ilvaite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/e546c.jpg] Ilvaite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/e546d.jpg]

Pair of intergrown double-terminated crystals with good luster.


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E351 - Fluorite SOLD
La Collada, Asturias, Spain
large cabinet - 19 x 12.5 x 7 cm


Fluorite from La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/e351a.jpg] Fluorite from La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/e351b.jpg] Fluorite from La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/e351c.jpg] Fluorite from La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/e351d.jpg]

Drusy Quartz covered matrix with large cubes of purple/blue color zoned Fluorite cubes. Main crystal on top center is 4.7cm in widest dimension. Lots of color and visual impact in a display case.



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