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T142 - Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena $ 480
Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142a.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142b.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142c.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142d.jpg]

Rare silvery crystals of Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and metallic gray Galena crystals. Siegenite is a rare cobalt nickel sulfide and not often seen for sale. Lots of octahedral Siegenite crystals on both the front and back. The combination of the 3 minerals on this one creates a visually impactful specimen. Ex. J. Passaneau collection.


T167 - Tourmaline $ 240
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.2 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t167a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t167b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t167c.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a blue/green over pink coloration. Undamaged. Weighs 4 grams.


T168 - Tourmaline $ 3000 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 1800
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.4 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168d.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168e.jpg]

Complete and terminated Tourmaline with a deep cranberry red coloration - great color that is highly saturated and stands up to the brightest lights. Shallow chipping on lower portion of one narrow edge, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 50 grams.


T174 - Tourmaline $ 180
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.2 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t174a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t174b.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to clear then to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate.Undamaged. Weighs 2.8 grams.


T175 - Tourmaline $ 300
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175d.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate. There is a chip one one side near the termination as seen in the fourth photo, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 6.3 grams.


T179 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179c.jpg]

Classic large sized, complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a blue/green over red coloration. Slight chipping along termination edge, otherwise undamaged. Termination has a mirror bright luster, and but for the visible growth features you would swear it was polished. Weighs 21.7 grams.


T187 - Tourmaline $ 400
Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187a.jpg] Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187b.jpg] Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187c.jpg]

Unusual 'black' Tourmaline crystal. This came in a lot from a collection and was labeled as 'Black Tourmaline". It is clearly an Elbaite and not Schorl and has a dark grey color with hints of purple blue and green. Gemmy and transparent from top to bottom. I've never seen a similar crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 8.5 grams.


T190 - Tourmaline $ 350
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t190a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t190b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t190c.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a blue/green over pink coloration on Clevelandite feldspar. The small crystal flat in the Clevelandite is unterminated, otherwise specimen is undamaged.


T208 - Apatite on Clinozoisite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 270
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Apatite on Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t208a.jpg] Apatite on Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t208b.jpg] Apatite on Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t208c.jpg]

Stacked tabular Apatite crystals grown around Clinozoisite crystals. Transparent, complete all around with glassy luster.


T212 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 225
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t212a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t212b.jpg]

Elongated pink cobaltian Calcite crystals on matrix. Undamaged.


T222 - Cerussite $ 390
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t222a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t222b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t222c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink, with especially bright yellow in the central area of this one. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. Undamaged.


T218 - Prehnite $ 450
O & G No. 1 Quarry, Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.7 x 3 cm


Prehnite from O & G No. 1 Quarry, Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/t218a.jpg] Prehnite from O & G No. 1 Quarry, Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/t218b.jpg] Prehnite from O & G No. 1 Quarry, Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/t218c.jpg]

Prehnite spheres on basalt. The Prehnite spheres glisten like pearls and have an inner white zone with an outer layer of the less common translucent blue/grey color. From the Charlie Key Prehnite collection. There are some incomplete spheres along the edges where it broke away, but no damage to the main Prehnites.


T223 - Cerussite $ 420
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.6 x 1.4 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. Undamaged.


T240 - Barite $ 400
El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240a.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240b.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240c.jpg]

Gem quality golden brown crystal complete all around. In excellent condition for this locality, with only some minor edge chipping. Fully transparent internally, so much so you see right through it and some of what looks like inclusions in the photos are really just shadows from some irregular surface areas on the lower backside of the crystal.


T255 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255c.jpg]

Cluster of thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite. This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Crystals reach 2.5cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas, mostly on the backside.



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