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B604 - Quartz $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b604a.jpg] Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b604b.jpg]

Classic crystallized Rose Quartz specimen from the famous Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This specimen boasts transparent, slightly smokey larger Quartz crystals along the top ridge with pinker Rose Quartz crystals comprising the body of the specimen.


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B605 - Tourmaline $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Mawi, Nuristan, Laghman Province, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.3 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Mawi, Nuristan, Laghman Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b605a.jpg] Tourmaline from Mawi, Nuristan, Laghman Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b605b.jpg] Tourmaline from Mawi, Nuristan, Laghman Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b605c.jpg]

Single terminated crystal of translucent sea-foam blue/green Tourmaline. Stunning pastel color and a great termination. Fine with only minor edge wear. Weighs 7.7 grams.


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B607 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607f.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 2.2cm and spherical masses of green Malachite on a white Dickite coated matrix. What a stunning piece! The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single clay-filled pocket opened in April 2015 . There is a small nick on the upper right crystal, otherwise undamaged.
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B608 - Barite SOLD
Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado [db_pics/pics/b608a.jpg] Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado [db_pics/pics/b608b.jpg] Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado [db_pics/pics/b608c.jpg]

A stunner of a Barite specimen with 4 water clear, glassy crystals on matrix. I don't often use the term water clear, but these are really remarkably transparent. Undamaged with great sparkle and visual appeal.


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B609 - Copper $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609a.jpg] Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609b.jpg] Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609c.jpg] Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609d.jpg]

Grouping of large, thick Copper crystals with a rich, dark patina that is only found on old, uncleaned specimens. A magnificient 3-dimensional display specimen with crystals to 2cm. Beautiful from all angles.
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B610 - Aquamarine on Schorl $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Erongo Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 3.5 cm


Aquamarine on Schorl from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b610a.jpg] Aquamarine on Schorl from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b610b.jpg] Aquamarine on Schorl from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b610c.jpg] Aquamarine on Schorl from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b610d.jpg]

Bi-colored Beryl specimen from a unique pocket in Erongo. The crystals formed as Aquamarine over yellow Heliodor, and all site atop a bed of black schorl crystals that create a contrasting backdrop to the Beryl. In fantastic condition with all the large crystals undamaged and all the tiny ones appear to be undamaged as well. Crystals reach over 3cm tall.


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B611 - Uvite on Dolomite $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611a.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611b.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611c.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611d.jpg]

Red/brown Uvite crystals to 1.5 cm across nestled on ice-like transparent Dolomite crystals. There is one small nick on one Uvite crystal as seen in photos, otherwise undamaged. The Uvite crystals are beautifully translucent and richly colored.
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B612 - Rhodochrosite $ 480 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
N'chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b612a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b612b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b612c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b612d.jpg]

Here's a real oddity for a Rhodo collector - a hollow, crystallized Rhodo open at both ends. The openning at the tip is not broken as it is fully crystallized around the edge. Both the inner and outer surfaces are also fully crystallized. Never seen one like this!


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B613 - Spessartine on Quartz $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
cabinet - 9.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Spessartine on Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/b613a.jpg] Spessartine on Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/b613b.jpg]

A single, complete though complexly terminated smokey Quartz crystal with a large, gem of a Spessartine. The Spessartine is 1.3cm wide which is unusually large for the locality. It is not only big, but of fine quality, undamaged, and translucent with rich red/orange color.


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B614 - Spessartine $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Lion Springs, Aquarious Mountains, Mohave Co., Arizona
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.9 x 2 cm


Spessartine from Lion Springs, Aquarious Mountains, Mohave Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b614a.jpg] Spessartine from Lion Springs, Aquarious Mountains, Mohave Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b614b.jpg] Spessartine from Lion Springs, Aquarious Mountains, Mohave Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b614c.jpg]

Large single garnet crystal in Rhyolite matrix. At 1.9cm, this is considered large for the locality where most are less than 1cm. Undamaged though with a couple areas where the crystal contacted the Rhyolite on the opposite pocket wall.


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B615 - Dioptase $ 220 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b615a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b615b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b615c.jpg]

An exquisite, slightly translucent single Dioptase crystal. It amazingly formed straight up off the matrix as an elongated crystal and is perfect and undamaged all around. Rare to find a complete all around 2.4 cm Diop.


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B616 - Dioptase on Plancheite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Dioptase on Plancheite from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b616a.jpg] Dioptase on Plancheite from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b616b.jpg] Dioptase on Plancheite from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b616c.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of Dioptase crystals on light blue Plancheite. The cluster offer great presentation from all sides. Minor chipping but overall good condition. Shows well from any angle!
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B618 - Danburite $ 70 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.0 cm


Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b618a.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b618b.jpg]

Crossing pair up interconnected Danburite crystals that have a sparkly, 'sugar-coated' appearance due to a thin covering of quartz or calcite micro crystals. Undamaged specimen that detached naturally while in the pocket as evidenced by the 'sugar-coating' covering the bottom of the crystals. private_notes



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