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AF410 - Tremolite $ 75 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.7 x 0.3


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af410a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af410b.jpg]

Gemmy grass green crystal of Tremolite, terminated on the narrow end. These only occasionally turn up at Merelani,often times mixed in with a parcel of Diopside.


NA528 - Apatite $ 150 SOLD
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na528a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na528b.jpg]

Large gemmy yellow crystal, very good sized for the locality. Good color and transparency. While there are a few dings, the great color and size make this special.


NA534 - Grossular $ 90 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.2 cm


Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na534a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na534b.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na534c.jpg]

Stalactite-like formation of gem Garnet crystals to 9mm wide, complete all around.


NA529 - Apatite $ 250 SOLD
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm


Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na529a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na529b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na529c.jpg]

Large yellow crystal, very good sized for the locality. Good color and translucency. A few dings, but overall pretty clean, biggest of the lot.


NA530 - Apatite $ 130 SOLD
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.6 x 2.9 x 2.4 cm


Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na530a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na530b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na530c.jpg]

Large gemmy yellow crystal, good sized for the locality. Good color and transparency, complete all around. Two small dings but overall very clean.


NA531 - Apatite $ 220 SOLD
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm


Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na531a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na531b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na531c.jpg]

Big, bright and gemmy single crystal, very transparent at the termination. Good color and transparency. There are a few dings, including at the termination, but the great color and size make this special.


NA532 - Azurite/Malachite $ 160 SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.4 x 3.5 x 1.8 cm


Azurite/Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na532a.jpg] Azurite/Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na532b.jpg] Azurite/Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na532c.jpg]

I call this Azurite/Malachite because it appears to be an equal mixture of the two - Azurite crystals that have started the process of replacement by Malachite leaving these unusually colored bladed crystals. The crystal group has very good luster with flat, bladed crystals in front and a more curving habit on the backside.


NA533 - Azurite/Malachite $ 150 SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 2.9 x 1.4 cm


Azurite/Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na533a.jpg] Azurite/Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na533b.jpg] Azurite/Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na533c.jpg]

I call this Azurite/Malachite because it appears to be an equal mixture of the two - Azurite crystals that have started the process of replacement by Malachite leaving these unusually colored bladed crystals. The crystal group has very good luster with flat, bladed crystals and a bit of velvety Malachite at the base.


NA535 - Grossular with Diopside $ 50 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.2 cm


Grossular with Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na535a.jpg]

Gem orange Garnet crystals to 9mm wide on matrix with green Diopside crystals.


NA536 - Vesuvianite $ 150 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 3.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na536a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na536b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na536c.jpg]

Double terminated green/yellow Vesuvianite crystal, undamaged with good terminations at each end, unusual.


NA537 - Boleite with Cumengite $ 300 SOLD
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Boleite with Cumengite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na537a.jpg] Boleite with Cumengite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na537b.jpg] Boleite with Cumengite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na537c.jpg] Boleite with Cumengite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na537d.jpg]

Good sized boleite crystal with Cumengite attached to most of the faces. The addition of green Paratacamite adds color contrast.


A185 - Calcite with Realgar $ 250 SOLD
Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


Calcite with Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a185a.jpg] Calcite with Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a185b.jpg] Calcite with Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a185c.jpg] Calcite with Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a185d.jpg]

Clear Calcite crystals to 4cm associted with bright red Realgar crystals. Excellent clarity and luster on the Calcite.



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