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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.


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.


TS215 - Smithsonite $ 2500
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215c.jpg]

Large, sharp pink Smithsonite on matrix. Main crystals is 2.2cm across and pristine. Good silky luster and very translucent.


US157 - Copper with Calcite $ 2000
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157a.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157b.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157c.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157d.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157e.jpg]

Hackly Copper protruding out of a Quartz matrix with areas overgrown by clear Calcite crystals. Well balanced specimen with lots of Copper and good coverage of Calcite crystals heavily included by bright, non-tarnished Copper. There is some damage to the Calcite, but it is in overall good condition.


TS234 - Cuprian Smithsonite with Rosasite $ 2800 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 1680
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Cuprian Smithsonite with Rosasite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts234a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite with Rosasite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts234b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite with Rosasite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts234c.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite with Rosasite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts234d.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite with Rosasite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts234e.jpg]

Three fine, green Cuprian Smithsonite crystals to 9mm on white Dolomite. Also sprinkled across the Dolomite a blue spheres of Rosasite. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.



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