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T520 - Shattuckite after Cuprite $ 3000 SOLD
Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Shattuckite after Cuprite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t520a.jpg] Shattuckite after Cuprite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t520b.jpg] Shattuckite after Cuprite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t520c.jpg] Shattuckite after Cuprite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t520d.jpg] Shattuckite after Cuprite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t520e.jpg]

Rare psuedomorph of royal blue Shattuckite that has replaced a number of Cuprite crystals. This of one of the rarer Tantara psuedomorphs, and one of only a very few I've ever seen. There are four larger crystals to 9mm in size, plus numerous small crystals. There are likely more small crystals hidden under the Chrysocolla, which can be easily air abraded away if desired. There are small amounts of Dioptase and Malachite in association. A true rarity!


T521 - Quartz on Schorl $ 300 SOLD
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


Quartz on Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t521a.jpg] Quartz on Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t521b.jpg] Quartz on Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t521c.jpg] Quartz on Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t521d.jpg]

Highly aesthetic specimen of double-terminated smokey Quartz crystals crowning a terminated Schorl crystal. Smokeys run up the backside also. Undamaged.


T522 - Quartz on Schorl $ 250 SOLD
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Quartz on Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t522a.jpg] Quartz on Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t522b.jpg] Quartz on Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t522c.jpg]

Highly aesthetic specimen of 2 double-terminated smokey Quartz crystals intergrown with 4 terminated Schorl crystals. The Schorl crystals have good luster. Undamaged.


T523 - Quartz on Schorl $ 250
Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm


Quartz on Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t523a.jpg] Quartz on Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t523b.jpg] Quartz on Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t523c.jpg]

Highly aesthetic specimen of a smokey Quartz crystal crowning a terminated Schorl crystal with 3 small Schorl crystals piercing through the Quartz. Undamaged.


T524 - Shattuckite, Malachite, Quartz $ 900 SOLD
Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Shattuckite, Malachite, Quartz from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t524a.jpg] Shattuckite, Malachite, Quartz from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t524b.jpg] Shattuckite, Malachite, Quartz from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t524c.jpg] Shattuckite, Malachite, Quartz from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t524d.jpg]

Thumbnail sized specimen of Malachite crystals with an attached semi-sphere of Shattuckite on one end and a Quartz crystal on the other. Undamaged.


T525 - Vesuvianite $ 150
Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10 x 6.5 x 6 cm


Vesuvianite from Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t525a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t525b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t525c.jpg]

Vesuvianite crystals to 2.5cm covering both the front and backside of specimen (both sides shown). This is a newly mined piece (2016) from a well known California locality. The specimen is solid Vesuvianite with good lustrous crystals that are translucent on the edges.


T526 - Vesuvianite $ 300 SOLD
Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm


Vesuvianite from Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t526a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t526b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t526c.jpg]

Vesuvianite matrix hosting 3 parallel growth Vesuvianite crystals. This is a newly mined piece (2016) from a well known California locality. The specimen is solid Vesuvianite with good lustrous crystals that are translucent on the edges. The best thumbnail of the find.


T527 - Vesuvianite $ 120
Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm


Vesuvianite from Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t527a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t527b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t527c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t527d.jpg]

Vesuvianite matrix hosting 2 intergrown Vesuvianite crystals. This is a newly mined piece (2016) from a well known California locality. The specimen is solid Vesuvianite with good lustrous crystals that are translucent on the edges. A top thumbnail from the find.


T528 - Vesuvianite on Diopside $ 150 SOLD
Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Vesuvianite on Diopside from Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t528a.jpg] Vesuvianite on Diopside from Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t528b.jpg] Vesuvianite on Diopside from Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t528c.jpg]

Cluster of 6 Vesuvianite crystals on a matrix of light green Diopside. This is a newly mined piece (2016) from a well known California locality. Good lustrous crystals that are translucent on the edges.


T529 - Spinel $ 2800 SOLD
Mahenge, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm


Spinel from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t529a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t529b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t529c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t529d.jpg]

Huge, nearly perfect pink Spinel from Mahenge. The best large crystal I've ever had, complete all around with 5 of the six corners coming to textbook points, while the sixth is somewhat stepped and intergrown with matrix. Nicely translucent on the edges, 5.5cm on edge. Mahenge pink spinels cut what are considered the finest pink spinel gemstones, and good crystals from this locality are uncommon because most cut or broken up for their cutting potential.


T530 - Topaz $ 95
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t530a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t530b.jpg]

Small but very gemmy single topaz. Complete all around and undamaged except for one small indentation or nick on a termination edge.


T531 - Tourmaline on Feldspar $ 350
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co. California, USA
miniature - 4.1 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Tourmaline on Feldspar from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co. California, USA [db_pics/pics/t531a.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co. California, USA [db_pics/pics/t531b.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co. California, USA [db_pics/pics/t531c.jpg]

Gemmy bright pink Tourmaline crystal attached to a tan Feldspar crystal.


T532 - Vorobyevite $ 150
Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Vorobyevite from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t532a.jpg] Vorobyevite from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t532b.jpg]

Intergrown, hexagonal light blue crystals of Vorobyevite, a rare varietal of Beryl. Undamaged.


T533 - Zircon on Quartz $ 350
Mt. Malosa, Malawi
cabinet - 10.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Zircon on Quartz from Mt. Malosa, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t533a.jpg] Zircon on Quartz from Mt. Malosa, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t533b.jpg]

Transparent Smokey Quartz crystal with attached Zircons. The Zircon crystals are good sized for the locality, reaching 2.1cm. Undamaged.


T534 - Zircon on Quartz $ 350 SOLD
Mt. Malosa, Malawi
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Zircon on Quartz from Mt. Malosa, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t534a.jpg] Zircon on Quartz from Mt. Malosa, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t534b.jpg] Zircon on Quartz from Mt. Malosa, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t534c.jpg] Zircon on Quartz from Mt. Malosa, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t534d.jpg] Zircon on Quartz from Mt. Malosa, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t534e.jpg]

Transparent Smokey Quartz crystals intergrown with Zircons. The Zircon crystals are good sized for the locality, reaching 3cm.



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