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SA700 - Epidote $ 1500 SOLD
Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 10.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Epidote from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa700a.jpg] Epidote from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa700b.jpg] Epidote from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa700c.jpg] Epidote from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa700d.jpg] Epidote from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa700e.jpg]

Double-terminated, diverging grouping of Epidote crystals. Undamaged and superb quality with each end terminating in crisp, flat terminations. Mined in the mid 1990s, Steve Perry bought the pocket and brought them back to the USA. This specimen was my pick as the best of the pocket.


SA701 - Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite $ 900
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701a.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701b.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701c.jpg]

Rare spherical cluster of Vauxite crystals. Vauxite group is 2.4cm in diameter.


SA702 - Ludlamite $ 600
Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702a.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702b.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702c.jpg]

1.4cm crystal of Ludlamite on matrix with Siderite. Aesthtics and quality are superb, undamaged.


SA703 - Rhodochrosite $ 1600 SOLD
Uchuchacua Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa703a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa703b.jpg]

Gemmy, deep red Rhodochrosite crystal group on matrix. The Rhodochrosite is 1.7cm wide, undamaged, and of particularly good color. Backside is sawn.


SA704 - Apatite with Quartz, Pyrite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 240
Julcani Mine, Peru
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Apatite with Quartz, Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa704a.jpg] Apatite with Quartz, Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa704b.jpg] Apatite with Quartz, Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa704c.jpg] Apatite with Quartz, Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa704d.jpg] Apatite with Quartz, Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa704e.jpg]

Hard to find, old time specimen of yellow/green Apatite crystals along side a Quartz crystal. One of the small Apatites is incomplete, all the others perfect and undamaged.


SA705 - Apatite with Pyrite $ 400
Julcani Mine, Peru
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705a.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705b.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705c.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705d.jpg]

Hard to find, old time specimen of yellow/green Apatite associated with Pyrite. The apatite has good luster, is double-terminated, perfect and undamaged.


A301 - Elbaite $ 2100 SOLD
Pech, Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.6 x 2 x 1.7 cm


Elbaite from Pech, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a301a.jpg] Elbaite from Pech, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a301b.jpg]

Thick single Elbaite crystal with a fabulous green gem section at the top, with the main body a dark green. The form and color of the termination is excellent and the botttom is rehaled and fully crystallized. Complete and undamaged except for one minor chip along the bottome edge as seen in photo. This is the best from a small pocket found approximately 10 years ago, and I've not seen more like this since.


AF558 - Gaudefroyite $ 600
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558a.jpg] Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558b.jpg] Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558c.jpg]

Thick Gaudefroyite crystals on Manganite matrix. The crystals reach 13 x 7mm in size. Rare piece.


TZ282 - Sphalerite $ 280 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz282a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz282b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz282c.jpg]

Complex floater group of crystals in excellent condition. These are almost always found as shards or partial crystals to to get one complete all around and undamaged is unusual.


TZ284 - Tanzanite on Calcite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 4 cm


Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284a.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284b.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284c.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284d.jpg]

Large Calcite crystal with attached Graphite and gem Tanzanite. The Calcite is clear with an outer coating of translucent, satiny Calcite. The Tanzanite is 1.6cm long, gemmy and undamaged.


TZ285 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 400 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz285a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz285b.jpg]

9mm Tsavorite garnet crystal with excellent color on Graphite matrix. The Tsavorite is complete and undamaged with great color.


TZ286 - Dravite in Danburite $ 450 SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 7 cm


Dravite in Danburite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz286a.jpg] Dravite in Danburite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz286b.jpg] Dravite in Danburite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz286c.jpg] Dravite in Danburite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz286d.jpg]

Large mass of crystalline yellow Danburite hosting two crystals of brown Dravite. The main Dravite is facet quality and 4cm long and undamaged. An interesting combination I've not seen before. The Danburite is sturdy but somewhat crumbly (little bits will come off when you rub your hand across it). Due to this, the entire crystal could be easily exposed if desired.


TZ287 - Dravite in Danburite $ 50 SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 4 cm


Dravite in Danburite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz287a.jpg] Dravite in Danburite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz287b.jpg] Dravite in Danburite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz287c.jpg]

Yellow Danburite hosting multiple crystals of brown Dravite. No terminations are showing on the Dravites but they undoubtedly exist inside the Danburite. An interesting combination I've not seen before.



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