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C156 - Diamond $ 1200
Argyle Mine, Australia
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 1 cm


Diamond from Argyle Mine, Australia [db_pics/pics/c156a.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Australia [db_pics/pics/c156b.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Australia [db_pics/pics/c156c.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Australia [db_pics/pics/c156d.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal with stepped edges in areas.Gemmy but with internal crazing and a light brown color. Weighs 6.35 carats.


C157 - Diamond $ 900 SOLD
Botswana
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 1 cm


Diamond from Botswana [db_pics/pics/c157a.jpg] Diamond from Botswana [db_pics/pics/c157b.jpg] Diamond from Botswana [db_pics/pics/c157c.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal.Gemmy but with internal crazing and a light yellow color. Weighs 4.5 carats.


C158 - Diamond $ 900 SOLD
South Africa
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 1 cm


Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c158a.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c158b.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c158c.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal with stepped edges (twinned?) in areas and good trigon surface features. Gemmy but with internal crazing and a light grey color. Weighs 4.45 carats.


C159 - Tanzanite on Prehnite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.9 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159a.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159b.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159c.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159d.jpg]

Partially etched, gemmy 3.5cm Tanzanite crystal attached to exceptionally well formed Prehnite. The Tanzanite is undamaged and there is contacting on the edge of the Prehnite cluster. This specimen is an example of the some the great Prehnite that has been coming out of Merelani recently featuring highly translucent, thick blocky crystals. There are some additional etched Tanzanite fragments on the Prehnite. 


C160 - Prehnite $ 450 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.8 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c160a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c160b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c160c.jpg]

Complete spherical cluster of Prehnite crystals. This specimen is an example of the some the great Prehnite that has been coming out of Merelani recently featuring highly translucent, thick blocky crystals. The front half is pure lemon yellow and the half is more grey yellow due to inclusions of Pyrite and Graphite. Complete spherical crystal groups of this calibre are uncommon. .


C161 - Inesite $ 250
Hale Creek Mine, Trninty Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Inesite from Hale Creek Mine, Trninty Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c161a.jpg] Inesite from Hale Creek Mine, Trninty Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c161b.jpg] Inesite from Hale Creek Mine, Trninty Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c161c.jpg]

Open vug loaded with pink Inesite crystals. Undamaged specimen with individual crystals to over 1cm in size.


C162 - Tourmaline on Quartz $ 1000
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 4.7 x 1.4 cm


Tourmaline on Quartz from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c162a.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c162b.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c162c.jpg]

Aesthetic gemmy green Tourmaline crystal attached to a transparent Quartz crystal. There is chipping on a termination edge of the Tourmaline, otherwise perfect. Stunningly beautiful specimen. Mounted on a Lucite base.


C163 - Sodalite and Richterite $ 750 SOLD
Kokscha Valley, Badakshan Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 9 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Sodalite and Richterite from Kokscha Valley, Badakshan Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c163a.jpg] Sodalite and Richterite from Kokscha Valley, Badakshan Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c163b.jpg] Sodalite and Richterite from Kokscha Valley, Badakshan Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c163c.jpg]

A glassy and gemmy 1.5cm Sodalite crystal on the left and a double-terminated 2cm Richterite to the right. Great combo specimen, ex. Herb Obodda with label.


C164 - Axinite $ 350
Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164a.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164b.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164c.jpg]

Transparent purple blades of Axinite on matrix.


C165 - Gold on Quartz $ 280 SOLD
Lima Department, Peru
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Gold on Quartz from Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c165a.jpg] Gold on Quartz from Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c165b.jpg] Gold on Quartz from Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c165c.jpg]

Quartz vein containing Gold. The Gold is present in various area of the specimen, but the best and most concentrated area is an open vug with Quartz crystals containing free standing spongy masses of Gold.


C166 - Kermesite $ 350
Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
miniature - 4.7 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166a.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166b.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166c.jpg]

Diverging spray of Kermesite crystals with a bright metallic luster.


C167 - Cerussite with Smithsonite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 5 cm


Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167a.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167b.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167c.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167d.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167e.jpg]

Large, heavy twinned crystals of Cerussite with associated pink Smithsonite crystals. Some slight chipping present but overall in great condition.


C168 - Fluorite $ 200
Weardale, England
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Fluorite from Weardale, England [db_pics/pics/c168a.jpg] Fluorite from Weardale, England [db_pics/pics/c168b.jpg] Fluorite from Weardale, England [db_pics/pics/c168c.jpg]

Interpenetrating cubes of transparent Fluorite. The crystals are green with a blue phantom. New material. The phantom zone is transparent too, just doesn't show in photo.


C169 - Powellite on Apophyllite $ 2000
Nasik, India
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm


Powellite on Apophyllite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/c169a.jpg] Powellite on Apophyllite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/c169b.jpg] Powellite on Apophyllite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/c169c.jpg]

Gorgeous glassy yellow Powellite crystal set in the middle of Apophyllite crystals and on Stilbite crystal. Most Powellites are white and slightly translucent. This one is both colorful and gemmy. There are actually 2 Powellites present, the largest being 3cm wide. The Apophyllites to the lower left of the Powellite (as shown in first photo) have cleavage faces.


C170 - Grossular $ 200
Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Grossular from Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/c170a.jpg] Grossular from Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/c170b.jpg] Grossular from Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/c170c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous Grossular crystals from recent finds in China. The crystals reach 1cm in size and have good surface striations, some being very gemmy. Nothing but Grossular crystals, good on the front side but with some contacts on the back side.



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