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T612 - Malachite after Barite covered by Quartz $ 260 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 7 cm


Malachite after Barite covered by Quartz from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t612a.jpg] Malachite after Barite covered by Quartz from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t612b.jpg] Malachite after Barite covered by Quartz from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t612c.jpg] Malachite after Barite covered by Quartz from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t612d.jpg] Malachite after Barite covered by Quartz from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t612e.jpg]

Tall, upright crystals of Malachite after Barite covered with drusy Quartz. The Malachite is tabular and rectangular in shape and clearly visible when backlit. A couple of the crystals are broken off revealing the green Malachite within. This was a one off specimen found in a parcel of Malachite, and I've never seen a similar one.


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T614 - Chrome Tremolite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm


Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t614a.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t614b.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t614c.jpg]

Good sized, terminated Chrome Tremolite crystal with excellent color. This is a little larger than most, and has an excellent, multi-faced termination. It also has outstanding color, and appears to have some cutting quality gems zones inside too.
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T616 - Aragonite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.7 cm


Aragonite from Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [db_pics/pics/t616a.jpg] Aragonite from Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [db_pics/pics/t616b.jpg] Aragonite from Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [db_pics/pics/t616c.jpg] Aragonite from Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [db_pics/pics/t616d.jpg]

These purple Aragonite crystals are fairly common, but I've never seen one quite like this. The main crystal is somewhat doughnut-shaped with other crystals stuffed in the middle, a real oddity. With good luster and the typical purple coloration.


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T617 - Barite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Frizington, Cumberland, England
small cabinet - 6 x 4.7 x 1.5 cm


Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/t617a.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/t617b.jpg]

A beautiful textbook single Barite crystal from the classic locality of Frizington. Light blue and glassy, partially double terminated, with an outstanding transparent zone at the tip. It's in amazing condition for it's age (likely mined in the 1800s), with only the slightest amount of edge wear.


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T618 - Molybdenite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Crown Point Mine, Chelan County, Washington, USA
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Molybdenite from Crown Point Mine, Chelan County, Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t618a.jpg] Molybdenite from Crown Point Mine, Chelan County, Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t618b.jpg] Molybdenite from Crown Point Mine, Chelan County, Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t618c.jpg]

Well formed large crystal of Molybdenite from a not so well know USA locality for the species. Sharply formed crystal faces and striated, beveled edges, which are not commonly seen in Molybdenite crystals.


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T619 - Tsavorite with Calcite on Graphite $ 2500 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 2.3 x 2 cm


Tsavorite with Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t619a.jpg] Tsavorite with Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t619b.jpg] Tsavorite with Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t619c.jpg]

An uncommon matrix Tsavorite specimen with large gemmy crystals associated with Calcite on Graphite. The two largest crystals are each about 1.7cm wide. The crystals are very gemmy, good sized, and on matrix. The white Calcite crystals provide nice color contrast too. There is significant gem value to the crystals, possibly more valuble than my asking price. The central crystal has a facet grade gem area that is 13 x 10 x 7mm. Large gem quality Tsavorites are hard to find, especially on matrix.


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T620 - Tsavorite with Diopside on Graphite $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Tsavorite with Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t620a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t620b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t620c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t620d.jpg]

A stunning thumbnail sized specimen of Tsavorite with Diopside on Graphite. The largest Tsavorite is 1.3cm wide with top green color. Nearly a floater that is well crystallized all around. An uncommonly good piece, I give this one high marks!!!


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T621 - Oil in Quartz $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t621a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t621b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t621c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz crystals in a cluster with inclusions of black carbon and yellow oil. These have been found for a few years now, but usually as single crystals in the 0.5 to 1.5cm size range. This specimen is unusual in that it has large individual crystals (to 2.6cm) and is in a floater cluster with no points of attachment, and it's undamaged.


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T622 - Oil in Quartz $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.1 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz crystals in a cluster with inclusions of black carbon and yellow oil. These have been found for a few years now, but usually as single crystals in the 0.5 to 1.5cm size range. This specimen is unusual in that it has large individual crystals (to 2.8cm) and is in a cluster. The largest crystal is contacted on the backside, otherwise undamaged.
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T623 - Oil in Quartz $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t623a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t623b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t623c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz crystals in a cluster with inclusions of black carbon and yellow oil. These have been found for a few years now, but usually as single crystals in the 0.5 to 1.5cm size range. This specimen is unusual in that it has large individual crystals (to 2.1cm) and is in a floater cluster with no points of attachment, and it's undamaged.


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T624 - Tourmaline $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 5.2 x 2.6 x 2.0 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t624a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t624b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t624c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in relatively good condition with just a bit of chipping on the back termination edge. It's nicely translucent with an etched base and weighs 51.8 grams. This was recently released from a collection.
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T625 - Hematite after Ilmenite with Rutile $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Mwinilunga District, North-Western Province, Zambia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm


Hematite after Ilmenite with Rutile from Mwinilunga District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/t625a.jpg] Hematite after Ilmenite with Rutile from Mwinilunga District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/t625b.jpg] Hematite after Ilmenite with Rutile from Mwinilunga District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/t625c.jpg]

Large Hematite crystals that have psuedomorphed Ilmenite crystals, with large epitaxial Rutile crystals. There is edge damage to the Hematite. A good sized example from this locality.



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