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TU222 - Fluorite over Calcite $ 950 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Daye, Hubei Prov., China
cabinet - 11.8 x 8 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite over Calcite from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu222a.jpg] Fluorite over Calcite from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu222b.jpg]

Green Fluorite covering scalenohedral Calcite crystals. Out of so many crystals, there is damage to only one tip in the cluster (and slight at that), the rest are perfect. This came from a small pocket and this one was by far the best I saw of the only approximately 10 specimens available.


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TU223 - Ilvaite with Quartz $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 2.0 cm


Ilvaite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu223a.jpg] Ilvaite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu223b.jpg] Ilvaite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu223c.jpg]

Intersecting, double-terminated Ilvaite crystals, one 9cm and the other 7.5cm long. Perfect and undamaged with small crystals of attached Quartz.


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TU224 - Quartz $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Daye, Hubei Prov., China
large cabinet - 15.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 cm


Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224a.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224b.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224c.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224d.jpg]

Amazing floater cluster composed entirely of double-terminated Quartz crystals. This stunning piece is complete all around and surprizingly undamaged for it's size and with so many different points sticking out in all directions. Individual Quartz crystals reach 14.5cm long. WAY better in person.


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TU225 - Ilvaite with Quartz $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 2.5 cm


Ilvaite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu225a.jpg] Ilvaite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu225b.jpg]

Intersecting, double-terminated Ilvaite crystals, one 8.8cm and the other 9cm long. A third crystal rises up behind the pair. The bottom of the third crystal is broken off behind the main crystal and is barely noticable. Terminations and the rest of the crystals are perfect.


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TU226 - Analcime $ 225 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Daye, Hubei Prov., China
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Analcime from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu226a.jpg] Analcime from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu226b.jpg]

Cluster of glassy and gemmy peach colored Analcime crystals. The Analcime from Daye are fantastic, the majority being white to clear. I was happy to find this one that was both a less common peach color AND had the best composition of any I saw. Slight edge wear on a couple edges, otherwise perfect and undamaged.


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TU227 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu227a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu227b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu227c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu227d.jpg]

Odd Quartz crystal with an unusual tan color and ridges along the termination faces, with attached purple Fluorite. Complete all around.


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TU228 - Agate after Shell $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Dhakla, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 2 x 2 cm


Agate after Shell from Dhakla, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu228a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dhakla, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu228b.jpg]

Fossil shell replaced by translucent golden Agate. Good sized for the occurrence and in excellent condition.


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TU229 - Agate after Shell $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Dhakla, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Agate after Shell from Dhakla, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu229a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dhakla, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu229b.jpg]

Fossil shell replaced by translucent golden Agate. Both halves of the bi-valve are present, undamaged and fine quality.


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TU230 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 1800 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm


Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu230a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu230b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu230c.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu230d.jpg]

One of the most spectacular color combinations are these yellow Prehnites on Tanzanite. These are not common and this one displays strong colors of each mineral. Bright lemon yellow Prehnite crystals cover the back and one side of a single Tanzanite. Wow!
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TU231 - Dravite $ 460 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu231a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu231b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu231c.jpg]

Gem quality rootbeer brown Dravite crystal with a complex, stepped termination. An unusual feature of this crystal is a thin horzontal zone of cat's-eye that runs through the middle of the crystal, causing it to slightly offset, how this formed is a mystery to me. Complete and undamaged.
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TU235 - Topaz on Albite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu235a.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu235b.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu235c.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu235d.jpg]

Gem quality Topaz crystal that displays dramatically in front Albite crystals and golden Muscovite. The crystal is 4.5cm tall and very transparent. There is some damage as seen in photos, which keeps the price way down for how well this displays.


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TU236 - Topaz on Albite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu236a.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu236b.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu236c.jpg]

Gem quality Topaz crystal on Albite crystals. The crystal is 3.3cm tall with good transparency, and is undamaged.



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