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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.


B797 - Hematite $ 240
Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797a.jpg] Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797b.jpg] Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797c.jpg]

Old specimen of psuedo cubic Hematite. Main crystal is 1.6cm across (on diagonal). Old label indicates it was a rare find in 1962, valued at $20 at the time. The old label indicates this was found in 'Goyoz', which refers to the state currently spelled Goias, but I believe the correct locality is Casa de Pedra. Uncommon.


B818 - Fluorite over Tourmaline $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 3 cm


Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818a.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818b.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818c.jpg]

Single Fluorite crystal that has overgrown a single Tourmaline crystal. The bas of the Tourmaline can be seen at the bottom, along with a small amount of Albite. Great color!


B842 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 300
Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842c.jpg]

Fine quality crystals of Gersdorffite with bright green Annabergite adding good color contrast.


B848 - Apatite $ 750
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 4.8 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm


Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848a.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848b.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848c.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848d.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848e.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848f.jpg]

Three purple Apatite crystals on Albite. Main crystal is 1.8cm wide with great purple color. Afghani purple Apatite can be great but ususally dissapoints with perhaps less than 10% of the specimen I see being of interest, when you can find any. This specimen delivers.


B853 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853c.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 73 grams.


B854 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854d.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 35 grams.


B904 - Azurite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 1 x 1 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b904a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b904b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b904c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b904d.jpg]

Gem Azurite crystal that glows a bright blue when backlit. Ex Willy Isreal collection.


B906 - Cerussite $ 250
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.4 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b906a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b906b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b906c.jpg]

Glassy reticulated Cerussite crystal. Complete and undamaged. Ex Willy Isreal collection.


B907 - Cerussite with Mottramite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b907a.jpg] Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b907b.jpg] Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b907c.jpg]

Snowflake Cerussite crystal with Mottramite. Complete and undamaged. Ex Willy Isreal collection.


B909 - Cerussite $ 200
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b909a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b909b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b909c.jpg]

Glassy twinned Cerussite crystals. Slightly etched however it is complete and undamaged with just a small contact at the very bottom where it was attached to matrix. Ex Willy Isreal collection.


B941 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b941a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b941b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


D106 - Cerussite on Mimetite $ 400
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


Cerussite on Mimetite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d106a.jpg] Cerussite on Mimetite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d106b.jpg]

Bright yellow botryoidal Mimetite with a white Cerussite crystal set right in the middle.



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