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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.


B685 - Azurite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b685a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b685b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b685c.jpg]

Bright and glassy bladed Azurite crystals on matrix. The crystals are superb but a couple grew too big and contacted the opposite pocket wall, keeping this from being a $500 specimen. Much better than photos.


B699 - Ferberite with Arsenopyrite $ 120
Pansasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4.5 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm


Ferberite with Arsenopyrite from Pansasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b699a.jpg] Ferberite with Arsenopyrite from Pansasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b699b.jpg]

Quality combination specimen featuring a well terminated Ferberite crystal rising from Quartz, Apatite, Siderite, and Arsenopyrite crystals, all dusted by small Chalcopyrite crystals.


B712 - Scapolite $ 250
Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b712a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b712b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b712c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and undamaged though the breakage on the backside bottom extends up about a cm. Great aesthetics and an impressive gem crystal weighing 8.1 grams. All GEM!


B751 - Cinnabar $ 450
Tongren, Guizhou Province, China
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751a.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751b.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751c.jpg]

A splendid deep red, double-terminated Cinnabar crystal set in a well proportioned matrix covered by Dolomite crystals. The cinnabar crystal is 1.8cm long. There are areas of stepped growth on the front faces, but not damage.


B758 - Calcite $ 250
Boron, California
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758a.jpg] Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758b.jpg] Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758c.jpg]

Unusual stalactitic formation of golden Calcite from a locality more known for it's variety of Borate minerals. The main cylindical formation is 2.1 x 1.5 cm in size attached to the main stalactite. Translucent, undamaged, with vertical striations.


B763 - Diopside on Graphite $ 1500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763c.jpg]

An open vug of crystallized Graphite filled with green Diopside crystals. Rare to find such matrix specimens on the crystallized Graphite.


B768 - Copper $ 1600
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm


Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b768a.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b768b.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b768c.jpg]

Cluster of large, well crystallized Copper crystals. Ex. Bill Larson, Irv Brown, was known as 'The Panda'. Largest crystal is 2.5cm across.



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