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B877 - Topaz $ 450 SOLD
Momeik, Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Topaz from Momeik, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/b877a.jpg] Topaz from Momeik, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/b877b.jpg] Topaz from Momeik, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/b877c.jpg] Topaz from Momeik, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/b877d.jpg] Topaz from Momeik, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/b877e.jpg]

Stunning gem quality Topaz crystal. Complete all around and perfect except along the lower left side where some Albite was intergrown. The termination is perfect and the edges are razor sharp.


B878 - Rhodochrosite $ 350
Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 2.8 cm


Rhodochrosite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/b878a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/b878b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/b878c.jpg]

Pink Rhodochrosite on Quartz. The old label dates this specimen back to at least 1982.


B879 - Hubnerite with Quartz $ 750 SOLD
Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Hubnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b879a.jpg] Hubnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b879b.jpg] Hubnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b879c.jpg]

A stunning, exceptional example of this combination featuring a sharp, thick crystal surrounded by sprays of long, clear Quartz crystals. It is hard to find Hubnerite wtih Quartz specimens with the right balance, usually they have too much Quartz; this one strikes the right balance. Mounted on lucite stand.


B880 - Neptunite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 240 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/b880a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/b880b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/b880c.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/b880d.jpg]

Dense coverage of Neptunite crystals contrasting against the white Natrolite surface. Most crystals are perfect with contacted or damaged crystals limited to the very edges. A good specimen.


B881 - Variscite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
Utah, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm


Variscite from Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/b881a.jpg] Variscite from Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/b881b.jpg]

Variscite nodule cut in half and polished. This is an old piece I purchased as a kid at a rock shop in Utah back in the 1970s. Both halves are included.


B883 - Descloizite $ 200 SOLD
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 6 cm


Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b883a.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b883b.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b883c.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b883d.jpg]

Dense grouping of spear shaped crystals rising straight up from the base. The crystals area translucent and red/brown in color. There are a few broken edges along the top, but the vast majority of the crystals are perfect.No longer common.


B885 - Selenite $ 200 SOLD
Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Selenite from Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada [db_pics/pics/b885a.jpg] Selenite from Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada [db_pics/pics/b885b.jpg] Selenite from Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada [db_pics/pics/b885c.jpg]

Choice cluster of Selenite with good crystals spraying outward in all directions. Good thick transparent crystals with no damage. A great example from this locality.


B886 - Senarmontite $ 500 SOLD
Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche, Constantine Province, Algeria
thumbnail - 1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche, Constantine Province, Algeria [db_pics/pics/b886a.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche, Constantine Province, Algeria [db_pics/pics/b886b.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche, Constantine Province, Algeria [db_pics/pics/b886c.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of the uncommon antimony oxide mineral Senarmontite. From the type locality that produced the world's best for species. One termination is stepped. A complete single crystal with no points of contact.


B887 - Elbaite $ 100 SOLD
Paprok, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1 x 1 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b887a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b887b.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b887c.jpg]

Blue over red core single Elbaite crystal. There is light chipping present and one area where the blue outer layer is missing revealing the inner core. The blue color at the termination is superb.


B890 - Fluorite on Muscovite $ 950 SOLD
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b890a.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b890b.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b890c.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b890d.jpg]

Translucent to transparent pink octahedral Fluorite set aesthetically atop Muscovite. The crystal is 3.2cm wide and a real beauty. The crystal is complete all around but there is unfortunately a chip on the backside of the right side of the crystal (as viewed in first two photos). The front display is fabulous. The thrid photo shows the left side and the last photo is a view looking at the top of the crystal. These pink Fluorites from Chumar Bakhoor have been selling for very high prices lately (six figures) and I consider this one a bargain.


B891 - Brookite with Quartz $ 80 SOLD
Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


Brookite with Quartz from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b891a.jpg] Brookite with Quartz from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b891b.jpg] Brookite with Quartz from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b891c.jpg]

Double-terminated Brookite crystal attached to a cluster of Quartz crystals. Attractive and undamaged.



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