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A147 - Dravite $ 1800 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 900
Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal
large cabinet - 16 x 11 x 8 cm


Dravite from Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/a147a.jpg] Dravite from Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/a147b.jpg] Dravite from Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/a147c.jpg] Dravite from Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/a147d.jpg]

Large mass of golden mica studded with Dravite crystals. Crystal reach 5.5cm long and are up to 2.8cm thick and are a transparent brown when backlit. This was mined in 1993 - I bought it in Nepal myself back in 1993. I count 12 crystals, and there are undoubtedly more within the mica.


A150 - Lazurite $ 1500
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150a.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150b.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150c.jpg]

Sharply formed Lazurite crystals (which is uncommon) to 3cm in marble matrix.


A265 - Titanite $ 1000
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5.5 cm


Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a265a.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a265b.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a265c.jpg]

Single 5cm tall Titanite crystal with black Ferro Actinolite crystals on Calcite matrix. Titanite is sharp and gemmy with a green/yellow/brown coloration. This is an uncommon locality that seldomly produces, with matrix specimens uncommon. .


US112 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 1500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112d.jpg]

Single Neptunite rising up between three Benitoites. The right Benitoite is very transparent. Undamaged. Very hard to find in this quality and aesthetic arrangement. .


A873 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 1500
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.


TU6 - Elbaite var. Indicolite $ 1200
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.4 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Elbaite var. Indicolite from Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/tu6a.jpg] Elbaite var. Indicolite from Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/tu6b.jpg]

Gem quality blue Elbaite with a steep pyramidal termination. Complete all around and undamaged.


TU39 - Fluorite $ 1200
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 8.9 x 8 x 4.5 cm


Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39c.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39d.jpg]

Transparent octahedral Fluorite crystals to 3cm on matrix.


TU107 - Gossular on Diopside $ 1200
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Gossular on Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/tu107a.jpg] Gossular on Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/tu107b.jpg] Gossular on Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/tu107c.jpg]

Rare pink Grossular crystals on green Diopside.Grossular crystals are transparent and reach 9mm.


TU114 - Topaz $ 2400
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5.1 x 4.2 cm


Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114a.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114b.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114c.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114d.jpg]

Large glassy Topaz crystal with typical wedge shaped termination and large termination faces. A complete crystal but with damage to left back face, otherwise complete and undamaged. Beautiful crystal.


TZ129 - Tanzanite $ 4200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129d.jpg]

High quality single crystal, very gemmy near termination. Trichroic with good red color up the C-axis. Natural, unheated, and undamaged. Weighs 116 carats.


TZ130 - Tanzanite $ 8000
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz130a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz130b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz130c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz130d.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz130e.jpg]

Tanzanite crystal cluster with a 5cm tall central crystal and 4cm tall crystal attached to the back and smaller crystals at the base. Natural, unheated, and undamaged. The white spot seen on the face of the main crystal is a crystal of Prehnite and is not damage.


A322 - Elbaite with Beryl on Albite $ 1500
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.


E238 - Copper after Cuprite with Silver $ 1200
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238a.jpg] Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238b.jpg] Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238c.jpg]

Intergrown octahedrons of Copper that have nearly completely replaced earlier Cuprite crystals (just a touch of Cuprite is visible). Complete all around and undamaged. Small areas of Silver are aso present giving it added appeal. This is an exceptional specimen as most of these have a coarser appearance due to larger subcrystals of Copper. The finess of the Copper leads to a much sharper crystal.


E519 - Manganite $ 2500
Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519c.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519d.jpg]

Cluster of large crystals of Manganite, with individual crystals to 2.5cm tall and 1.2cm across on the terminations. Ex. Ralph Merril and W.F. Davidson collections. The Merril label indicates it was purchased in 1954 for $350.


CH107 - Fluorite on Muscovite $ 1500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5 cm


Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107a.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107b.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107c.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue Fluorite cubes on a matrix of Muscovite. The Fluorites are glassy and undamaged. Chalcopyrite crystals are present along the left side.



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