Thumbnails from Tucson 2016


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B535 - Apatite on Arsenopyrite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm


Apatite on Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b535a.jpg] Apatite on Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b535b.jpg] Apatite on Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b535c.jpg]

Pair of extremely gemmy and lustrous Apatite crystals on a matrix of Arsenopyrite. I have never seen such transparent crystals from this locality. I light blue band can be seen in the midline of the main crystal.Undamaged.


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B536 - Apatite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal
thumbnail - 2 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm


Apatite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b536a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b536b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b536c.jpg]

Purple Apatite crystals on a matrix. Largest is 1.5cm wide and undamaged.


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B538 - Paravauxite $ 420 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


Paravauxite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b538a.jpg] Paravauxite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b538b.jpg] Paravauxite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b538c.jpg]

Cluster of Paravauxite crystals without matrix. There is also some blue Vauxite present. Main crystal is a large 2.1cm wide. Big crystal!
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B539 - Luzonite $ 140 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Chinkuashih Mine, Taipei Co., Taiwan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


Luzonite from Chinkuashih Mine, Taipei Co., Taiwan [db_pics/pics/b539a.jpg] Luzonite from Chinkuashih Mine, Taipei Co., Taiwan [db_pics/pics/b539b.jpg] Luzonite from Chinkuashih Mine, Taipei Co., Taiwan [db_pics/pics/b539c.jpg]

Cluster of Luzonite crystals, each with small step faces.


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B540 - Stibnite $ 50 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Western Mine, Kramer Deposit, Kern Co., California
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Stibnite from Western Mine, Kramer Deposit, Kern Co., California [db_pics/pics/b540a.jpg] Stibnite from Western Mine, Kramer Deposit, Kern Co., California [db_pics/pics/b540b.jpg]

Odd 6mm circular mass of Stibnite in matrix. Neat locality piece for a Stibnite collector.


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B544 - Betafite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Betafo, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm


Betafite from Betafo, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b544a.jpg] Betafite from Betafo, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b544b.jpg] Betafite from Betafo, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b544c.jpg]

Fine quality single crystal of tan Betafite. Rare, seldomly available material. Undamaged, ex. Jean Behier collection.


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B545 - Boracite $ 480 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Luneberg, Niedersachsen, Germany
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Boracite from Luneberg, Niedersachsen, Germany [db_pics/pics/b545a.jpg] Boracite from Luneberg, Niedersachsen, Germany [db_pics/pics/b545b.jpg] Boracite from Luneberg, Niedersachsen, Germany [db_pics/pics/b545c.jpg]

Large, fine quality Boracite crystal. Complete all around and undamaged with only a small indentation/contact on one bottom face. Far and away the best Boracite I've ever had. A gemmy light blue, way better than photos.


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B547 - Lepidolite on Elbaite $ 180 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm


Lepidolite on Elbaite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b547a.jpg] Lepidolite on Elbaite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b547b.jpg] Lepidolite on Elbaite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b547c.jpg]

Facet quality Elbaite crystal, green with a blue cap, accented by attached Lepidolite. Undamaged.


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B551 - Galkhaite $ 275 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Getchel Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.6 x 0.9 cm


Galkhaite from Getchel Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b551a.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchel Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b551b.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchel Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b551c.jpg]

Single large 5mm Galkhaite crystal on Quartz coated matrix.Galkhaite is a very rare cesium, thallium, mercury sulfide. This is a good sized crystal.
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B552 - Getchellite $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Cut 20, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Getchellite from Cut 20, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b552a.jpg] Getchellite from Cut 20, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b552b.jpg] Getchellite from Cut 20, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b552c.jpg] Getchellite from Cut 20, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b552d.jpg]

Bright red Getchellite with Stibnite and Orpiment from a single approximately basketball sized pod that produced the world's best Getchellite specimens. The color is an intense blood red with areas of transparency. This is one of the best thumbnails from the pod that produced the worlds best for the species.


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B553 - Gold $ 1200 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Klondike, Alaska
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.1 x 0.4 cm


Gold from Klondike, Alaska [db_pics/pics/b553a.jpg] Gold from Klondike, Alaska [db_pics/pics/b553b.jpg] Gold from Klondike, Alaska [db_pics/pics/b553c.jpg]

Gold 'fish hook' from Alaska. The Gold is an elongated spinel twin, that has been rounded and bent in the fish hook shape by the same processes that create Gold nuggets. This would be over 3cm long if straightened. Weighs 2.2 grams. Fine and unususal with great color.


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B554 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Elba Island, Italy
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Elbaite on Quartz from Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/b554a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/b554b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/b554c.jpg]

A terminated single Elbaite crystal with a green/yellow color rising out of a terminated Quartz crystal. Undamaged.


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B556 - Rhodonite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.6 x 0.2 cm


Rhodonite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b556a.jpg] Rhodonite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b556b.jpg]

Small but fine single crystal of transparent Rhodonite. Very hard to find in this quality. Undamaged.


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B557 - Stolzite on Scheelite $ 275 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


Stolzite on Scheelite from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/b557a.jpg] Stolzite on Scheelite from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/b557b.jpg] Stolzite on Scheelite from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/b557c.jpg]

Scheelite crystals covered on all sides by yellow Stolzite with associated Quartz crystals. Undamaged.



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