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B413 - Fluorite $ 350
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
miniature - 5 x 4.9 x 4.0 cm


Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/b413a.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/b413b.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/b413c.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/b413d.jpg]

One of the curiosities of the Elmwood Mine are these specimens of etched Fluorite where a corner remains intact while other parts are etched away leaving this unusual formation. This is a good sized example and perfect all around, a complete floater.


B416 - Rose Quartz $ 450
Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b416a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b416b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b416c.jpg]

Flowy, flower-like cluster of rose Quartz crystals. Attractive cluster with good form and lots of distinct crystals.


B418 - Fluorite $ 350
Marienschacht Mine, Wolsendorf, Bavaria, Germany
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 3 cm


Fluorite from Marienschacht Mine, Wolsendorf, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/b418a.jpg] Fluorite from Marienschacht Mine, Wolsendorf, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/b418b.jpg] Fluorite from Marienschacht Mine, Wolsendorf, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/b418c.jpg] Fluorite from Marienschacht Mine, Wolsendorf, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/b418d.jpg]

Glassy and highly transparent Fluorite cubes to 1.3 cm (on the diagonal) on matrix. High quality crystals! Ex. W. Peraud collection.


B464 - Elbaite $ 500
Pala, San Diego Co., California
miniature - 3.6 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Elbaite from Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b464a.jpg] Elbaite from Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b464b.jpg] Elbaite from Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b464c.jpg]

Bright pink single Elbaite crystal with a thin green zone at the termination. Complete and undamaged.


B495 - Brookite $ 300
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b495a.jpg] Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b495b.jpg] Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b495c.jpg]

A 3cm Brookite crystal on matrix with Quartz crystals.


B499 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1250
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499d.jpg]

Stunning Azurite specimen with bladed crystals to 2.5cm wide on a white matrix with spherical masses of Malachite which are distinctive for this pocket.


B500 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b500a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b500b.jpg]

Bright bladed crystals of Azurite, nothing but Azurite on this one except a single spherical mass of Malachite which is distinctive for this pocket. Some chipping along the edges.


B519 - Amethyst $ 450
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b519a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b519b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b519c.jpg]

Transparent purple crystals on matrix. Excellent color - this is old material with the good color. Undamaged.


B524 - Topaz on Elbaite $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524a.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524b.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524c.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524d.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524e.jpg]

A 1.6cm transparent Topaz crystal with translucent to transparent golden Lepidolite crystals attached to an Elbaite crystal. The Elbaite has a blue/green color with a transparent termination. Undamaged.


B567 - Phenakite $ 1200
Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.3 x 2 x 2 cm


Phenakite from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b567a.jpg] Phenakite from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b567b.jpg] Phenakite from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b567c.jpg]

Single transparent Phenakite crystal with good luster. Bright and clear, gem quality. Old material rarely seen nowdays.


B574 - Smithsonite $ 400
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574c.jpg]

Elongated, transparent Smithsonite crystals rising up out of a shallow vug in matrix. Crystals reach 1.5cm tall.


B595 - Calcite $ 120
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595a.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595b.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595c.jpg]

Sharp, highly lustrous Calcite rhomb, 2.4cm on a colorful matrix of Dolomite. The old label dates the specimen back to at least 1977.


B648 - Copper $ 350
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 4.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648a.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648b.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648c.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648d.jpg]

Cluser of Copper crystals with a large spinel twin of 3cm forming the base for additional smaller crystals. Good patina and in excellent condition.


B668 - Inesite $ 250
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668a.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668b.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668c.jpg]

Pink Inesite crystals covering matrix, but not your typical druse of evenly sized crystals. This particular find produced specimens with tufts of Inesite rising above the smaller crystals.


B686 - Azurite $ 350
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 3.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b686a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b686b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b686c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b686d.jpg]

Bright and glassy bladed Azurite crystals on matrix. The crystals are superb and reach 1.6cm wide. Fine and undamaged.



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