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T466 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093) SOLD
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm


Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/t466a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/t466b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/t466c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/t466d.jpg]

Tall single Quartz crystal covered by smaller secondary Quartz crytals partially coated by dark inky blue Fluorite crystals. Undamaged.


T468 - Pyromorphite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794) SOLD
Beim Stollen Mine, Bavaria, Germany
miniature - 4.3 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Pyromorphite from Beim Stollen Mine, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t468a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Beim Stollen Mine, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t468b.jpg]

Lime green Pyromorphite crystals on a sandstone matrix from a classic and now closed locality.


T469 - Pyrite stalactite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 29674)
Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 8.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Pyrite stalactite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t469a.jpg] Pyrite stalactite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t469b.jpg] Pyrite stalactite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t469c.jpg]

Single stalactite formation of Pyrite. The stalactite broke off after formation and was later partially coated by drusy Quartz. Pristine and undamaged.


T470 - Cuprite $ 900 (=~ ¥ 95382) SOLD
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t470a.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t470b.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t470c.jpg]

Cluster of Cuprite crystals on matrix with Chrysocolla. Classic old time piece from Mashamba. Main crystal is 2.3cm wide.


T471 - Parisite $ 500 (=~ ¥ 52990)
Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Parisite from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t471a.jpg] Parisite from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t471b.jpg]

Exceptionally large 5.5cm Parisite crystal with attached Quartz crystals. Complete all around and undamaged. As big a Parisite as I've ever seen.


T474 - Titanite on Grossular $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093) SOLD
Susa Valley, Piedmont, Italy
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Titanite on Grossular from Susa Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/t474a.jpg] Titanite on Grossular from Susa Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/t474b.jpg] Titanite on Grossular from Susa Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/t474c.jpg]

Rare specimen of pink Titanite crystals on a matrix covered by Grossular crystals. Titanite crystals reach 1.8cm in size. Ex. Tiziano Bonisoli collection.


T475 - Eosphorite on Rose Quartz $ 400 (=~ ¥ 42392)
Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t475a.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t475b.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t475c.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t475d.jpg]

Crystallized Rose Quartz with Eosphorite crystals to 1.2cm sprinkled across the top. The Eosphorite occurs with small white crytals of an unidentified species. Ex. Fred Pough collection with label.


T476 - Gaylussite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093) SOLD
Lake Amboseli, Rift Valley Province, Kenya
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


Gaylussite from Lake Amboseli, Rift Valley Province, Kenya [db_pics/pics/t476a.jpg] Gaylussite from Lake Amboseli, Rift Valley Province, Kenya [db_pics/pics/t476b.jpg] Gaylussite from Lake Amboseli, Rift Valley Province, Kenya [db_pics/pics/t476c.jpg]

Rare Gaylussite crystal, transparent with a matte luster. Double terminated and essentially a floater complete all around. Looks like a faceted gem. Gaylussite is an uncommon carbonate mineral with the best occurring at this locality. Fine quality crystal.


T477 - Apatite on Quartz $ 380 (=~ ¥ 40272)
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477c.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477d.jpg]

Quartz crystal with attached Apatite crystals. Main Apatite is 1.9cm and transparent, sticky straight out off the side of the Quartz.


T478 - Elbaite over Liddicoatite $ 480 (=~ ¥ 50870) SOLD
Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3 cm


Elbaite over Liddicoatite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t478a.jpg] Elbaite over Liddicoatite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t478b.jpg] Elbaite over Liddicoatite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t478c.jpg]

Green Elbaite over a red Liddicoatite core. This is the largest crystal from a small lot from this find I obtained several years ago, and I've not seen many, if any, since. Weighs 84 grams.



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