Gem Crystals


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T239 - Tourmaline $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Cata Rica Mine, Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.5 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


Tourmaline from Cata Rica Mine, Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t239a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cata Rica Mine, Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t239b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cata Rica Mine, Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t239c.jpg]

Single wine red Tourmaline crystal with a steep, multi-faceted termination. One micro-nick on a termination edge, otherwise undamaged. Good transparency throughout the whole crystal. Weighs 14.4 grams.


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T240 - Barite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0)
El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240a.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240b.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240c.jpg]

Gem quality golden brown crystal complete all around. In excellent condition for this locality, with only some minor edge chipping. Fully transparent internally, so much so you see right through it and some of what looks like inclusions in the photos are really just shadows from some irregular surface areas on the lower backside of the crystal.
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T241 - Indicolite $ 2500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241a.jpg] Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241b.jpg] Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241c.jpg]

Long single gem 'pencil' with a good termination at one end. Fully transparent for the entire crystal - gem facet rough quality. Undamaged.
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T242 - Kunzite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Kunar Province, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 8 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm


Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t242a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t242b.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t242c.jpg]

Transparent purple/yellow Kunzite crystal with a sharpness of form not typical for the species. Uniform prism faces and nice flat termination faces. The bottom has rehealed, so technically double terminated though the bottom faces are not as complete and nice as the top termination. One shallow chip on one edge, otherwise completely undamaged and very clean looking.
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T243 - Apatite, Spessartine, Quartz $ 800 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm


Apatite, Spessartine, Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t243a.jpg] Apatite, Spessartine, Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t243b.jpg] Apatite, Spessartine, Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t243c.jpg] Apatite, Spessartine, Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t243d.jpg] Apatite, Spessartine, Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t243e.jpg] Apatite, Spessartine, Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t243f.jpg]

An interesting specimen composed of a double-terminated Quartz crystal with an attached combination of pink Apatite and Spessartine. The Spessartine is elengated and appears to have grown around a long Apatite crystal as Apatite is present at each end - wow. Undamaged.


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T244 - Topaz $ 950 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.2 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t244a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t244b.jpg]

Good sized, complete 'Imperial" Topaz crystal. Some light edge chipping on the mid to lower edges, otherwise undamaged. Rich reddish golden color.


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T245 - Aquamarine $ 950 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal
small cabinet - 6 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm


Aquamarine from Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal [db_pics/pics/t245a.jpg] Aquamarine from Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal [db_pics/pics/t245b.jpg] Aquamarine from Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal [db_pics/pics/t245c.jpg]

Two Aquamarine crystals grown on either side of a thin matrix of mica and feldspar. The crystals are gemmy with a good medium blue color and each are terminated on one end. Uncommon locality, and Mindat only has one Aqua pictured from this locality.
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T246 - Tantalite on Morganite $ 1800 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm


Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246a.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246b.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246c.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246d.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246e.jpg]

Single undamaged Morganite crystal with good pink color. A 9mm Tantalite crystal is attached to one side. Good glassy luster.
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T247 - Kunzite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Kunar Province, Afghanistan
cabinet - 9.9 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t247a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t247b.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t247c.jpg]

Transparent purple/yellow Kunzite crystal with a sharpness of form not typical for the species. Uniform prism faces and nice flat termination faces. The bottom has rehealed, so technically double terminated though the bottom faces are not as complete and nice as the top termination. One small partial attached crystal, otherwise completely undamaged and very clean looking.


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T248 - Tourmaline $ 3200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.8 x 2.3 x 2 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248c.jpg]

Exquisite cluster of brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with flat, glassy terminations. There is one small incomplete crystal at the base, otherwise all the crystals are perfect and undamaged. Weighs 29.8 grams.
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T249 - Sapphire $ 320 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t249a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t249b.jpg]

Double-terminated blue Sapphire crystal. Glassy luster with sharp edges (not water worn) and areas of transparency.
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T250 - Sapphire $ 220 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t250a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t250b.jpg]

Twin blue Sapphire crystals. Translucent to transparent.
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T251 - Tourmaline, Apatite on Quartz $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


Tourmaline, Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t251a.jpg] Tourmaline, Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t251b.jpg] Tourmaline, Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t251c.jpg]

Very unusual specimen that starts with a double-terminated Quartz crystal. The Quartz is a smokey color that has been overgrown with an opaque white Quartz - one end has the internal smokey Quartz sticking out, and the other termination is white but slightly cavernous. Sticking out one side of the Quartz is a terminated Tourmaline crystal. Attached are strange, double-terminated purple Apatite crystals reaching 1.6cm long, with a purple core and a lighter cat's-eye at each termination.


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T253 - Kunzite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghansitan
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4 x 1.3 cm


Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghansitan [db_pics/pics/t253a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghansitan [db_pics/pics/t253b.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghansitan [db_pics/pics/t253c.jpg]

Complete single Kunzite crystal with good pink/purple coloration and unusually good, flat termination faces. Undamaged.



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