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A431 - Aquamarine $ 600 (=~ ¥ 63588)
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431a.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431b.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431c.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431d.jpg]

Tabular, glassy Aqua crystals on Muscovite matrix. The quality of the Aqua is much better than typical for this locality, and the main crystal is much thicker than normal, being 3.8cm wide and 2.3 cm thick. One or two tiny nicks present, but basically undamaged. Ex. Matthew Webb #353.


A596 - Apatite on Goshenite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 79485)
Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596a.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596b.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596c.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596d.jpg]

Double terminated yellow and pink bi-color Apatite crystals reaching 8mm attached to the side of an etched Goshenite crystal. Superb for this find. Most of the Apatites are on the backside, but one is present near the base of the frontside of the Goshenite.


A597 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 2200 (=~ ¥ 233156)
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan
large cabinet - 18 x 12 x 8 cm


Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a597a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a597b.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a597c.jpg]

Clusters of gem Aquamarine crystals nestled in Muscovite blades. Large and showy specimen.


SA696 - Morganite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 79485)
Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696a.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696b.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696c.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696d.jpg]

Light pink gem crystal in the rare dihexagonal dipyramid form. This is one of 3 such crystals obtained by Frank Melanson in 2011. This crystal (and one of the other two) have a rounded, psuedo-isometric appearance, looking similar in form to a garnet crystal.  For more information about these odd crystals, see the article here.


A873 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 1500 (=~ ¥ 158970)
Ping Wu, Sichuan, China
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 4 cm


Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873b.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873c.jpg]

Highly lustrous, tabular blue crystals on Muscovite. Thick, high quality Aqua, undamaged.


A322 - Elbaite with Beryl on Albite $ 1500 (=~ ¥ 158970)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3.6 cm


Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322a.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322b.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322c.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322d.jpg]

Fine, floater specimen of a spherical cluster of Albite bladed crystals with attached Elbaite and Beryl. The largest Elbaite is a double-terminated 4.3 cm crystal with a translucent sea green color. The Beryl is colorless and 2 cm wide. Fine and undamaged and good from all angles.


B723 - Aquamarine $ 6500 (=~ ¥ 688870)
Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan
cabinet - 15 x 12.5 x 9 cm


Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723a.jpg] Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723b.jpg] Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723c.jpg] Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723d.jpg] Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723e.jpg]

Stunning large matrix specimen of Quartz, Feldspar, and Muscovite hosting two absolutely water clear Aquamarine crystals. The Aqua crystals are approximately 4 and 3.5cm long. Very clean and damage free. Mined approximately 4 years ago.


B726 - Aquamarine $ 750 (=~ ¥ 79485)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b726a.jpg] Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b726b.jpg]

Long, terminated gem Aqua crystal. Complete all around and undamaged with bevelled, slightly rounded termination faces.


B918 - Emerald $ 1500 (=~ ¥ 158970)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Emerald from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b918a.jpg] Emerald from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b918b.jpg] Emerald from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b918c.jpg] Emerald from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b918d.jpg]

Single transparent light green Emerald crystal from Brazil. Complete all around though with contacting on part of one back face. Comes with an old Raymond Schortman label and associated collection number glued to the bottom. Unusual!


T245 - Aquamarine $ 950 (=~ ¥ 100681)
Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal
small cabinet - 6 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm


Aquamarine from Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal [db_pics/pics/t245a.jpg] Aquamarine from Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal [db_pics/pics/t245b.jpg] Aquamarine from Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal [db_pics/pics/t245c.jpg]

Two Aquamarine crystals grown on either side of a thin matrix of mica and feldspar. The crystals are gemmy with a good medium blue color and each are terminated on one end. Uncommon locality, and Mindat only has one Aqua pictured from this locality.


T246 - Tantalite on Morganite $ 1800 (=~ ¥ 190764)
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm


Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246a.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246b.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246c.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246d.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246e.jpg]

Single undamaged Morganite crystal with good pink color. A 9mm Tantalite crystal is attached to one side. Good glassy luster.


T311 - Aquamarine $ 400 (=~ ¥ 42392)
Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar
small cabinet - 6.5 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311a.jpg] Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311b.jpg] Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311c.jpg] Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311d.jpg]

Single Aquamarine crystal with good medium blue color. Double terminated and lightly etched. No damage.


T320 - Aquamarine $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897)
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


Aquamarine from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t320a.jpg] Aquamarine from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t320b.jpg] Aquamarine from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t320c.jpg]

Transparent, tabular Aqua on Albite and Muscovite containing a fluid-filled cavity with a moving bubble. Undamaged.


T368 - Heliodor $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.3 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Heliodor from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t368a.jpg] Heliodor from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t368b.jpg]

Gem quality Heliodor crystal, terminated and undamaged except for one tiny chip on one side of the termination, which is hard to notice among the irregular etched surfaces. Lightly etched with lateral etch marks on some edges.


T586 - Aquamarine $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897)
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t586a.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t586b.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t586c.jpg]

Aquamarine cluster on a matrix of Feldspar. Complete all around and undamaged except for some light edge chipping.



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