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T824 - Dioptase on Shattuckite $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824a.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824b.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824c.jpg]

Colorful specimen of thick Dioptase cluster on blue Shattuckite. The Dioptase cluster is 2.3cm tall and undamaged.
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T827 - Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite $ 3000 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm


Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827a.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827b.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827c.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827d.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827e.jpg]

Large open vug of blue Shattuckite over Dioptase. The Dioptase formerly covered larger Calcite crystals, which are now gone, only the tips of one or two crystals can be seen on the backside now, however their form is clearly evident from the inside of the vug. The specimen is almost entirely Dioptase and Shattuckite. An unusual feature of this specimen is the light, pearly luster on the surface of the Shattuckite, which is more typically a darker, matte luster. Rare and unusual.
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T828 - Quartz faden $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Grimsel Pass, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828a.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828b.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828c.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828d.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828e.jpg]

Glassy smokey Quartz crystal in an unusual (for Switzerland) faden growth formation, sort of a faden gwindel. Complete and glassy all around but with a damaged area on the top.
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T830 - Rhodochrosite $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.4 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t830a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t830b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t830c.jpg]

Cluster of gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite. Termination of main crystal is smooth but cleaved.
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T831 - Rhodochrosite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 0)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t831a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t831b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t831c.jpg]

Cluster of 3 gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite. Termination of main crystal is perfect but 2 back crystals are smooth but cleaved.
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T832 - Rhodochrosite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 0)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t832a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t832b.jpg]

Cluster of 2 gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite. Terminations are smooth but cleaved.
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T833 - Rhodochrosite $ 2200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833c.jpg]

Cluster of 5 gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite crystals. Some terminations cleaved though smooth. Gemmy with great color.
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T834 - Rhodochrosite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 0)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1 x 1 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t834a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t834b.jpg]

Single gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite. Single smooth cleave on termination.
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T837 - Huebnerite with Quartz $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/t837a.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/t837b.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/t837c.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/t837d.jpg]

Fien quality deep red Hubnerite crystals associated with transparent Quartz crystals. The Hubnerite crystals are nicely terminated and show red when backlit. The Huebnerites are undamaged except for a couple on the backside not visible from the front. An excellent piece.
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T838 - Halite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838a.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838b.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838c.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of clear Halite crystals from the famous and long closed Wieliczka Mine. A floater, complete all around with no points of contact. Individual cubes reach 3cm on edge.



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