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T463 - Apatite on Quartz $ 140
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t463a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t463b.jpg]

Rehealed Quartz crystal shard with an attached 1.3cm Apatite crystal. The Apatite is color zoned with a central blue stripe.


T477 - Apatite on Quartz $ 380
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477c.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477d.jpg]

Quartz crystal with attached Apatite crystals. Main Apatite is 1.9cm and transparent, sticky straight out off the side of the Quartz.


T479 - Siegenite $ 180
Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 2 x 2 cm


Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t479a.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t479b.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t479c.jpg]

Approximately 20 crystals of rare Siegenite on matrix. Siegenite is a rare cobalt, nickel sulfide. The Siegenite crystals are partially coated by a fine layer of Pyrite crystals.


T492 - Tanzanite $ 6500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492c.jpg]

Gem quality Tanzanite crystal with attached Graphite, Calcite, and Diopside. One micro nick on one edge, otherwise perfect and undamaged. Natural, unheated crystal with particularly good aesthetics.


T512 - Kunzite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 90
Kunar Province, Afghansitan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghansitan [db_pics/pics/t512a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghansitan [db_pics/pics/t512b.jpg]

Light green Kunzite crystal with unusually good, flat termination faces. Slight etching in areas. Undamaged.


T515 - Apatite $ 150
Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
miniature - 3.6 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t515a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t515b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t515c.jpg]

Group of glassy Apatite crystals on a mica covered matrix. The apatite crystals have a blue/grey color and are undamaged except for one small edge chip.


T542 - Dioptase with Cerussite $ 320
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.0 cm


Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542a.jpg] Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542b.jpg] Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542c.jpg]

Undamaged 1.2cm Cerussite crystal on matrix with Dioptase crystals. There is also a light powder blue mineral in areas on the matrix.


T551 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 3500
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551d.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration and gemmy!! This is one the best I've seen of this all green style from the 'Commander Mine' find in 2016. There is unfortunately part of the crystal missing from the lower back side as seen in the third photo. Regardless, it is a spectacular crystal that would command twice as much or more if perfect, the color and clarity is just that good, and it can be displayed without showing the missing area. Last photo is backlit. Weighs 17.2 grams.


T602 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 350
American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602c.jpg]

Rhodochrosite crystals on clear Fluorite.The Fluorite has great luster and has small step faces modifying the main octahedral form. This is a floater specimen crystallized all around. Super pretty and undamaged.


T607 - Dioptase in Quartz $ 1500
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 4.7 x 3.0 x 3 cm


Dioptase in Quartz from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t607a.jpg] Dioptase in Quartz from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t607b.jpg] Dioptase in Quartz from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t607c.jpg] Dioptase in Quartz from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t607d.jpg]

Rare specimen of Dioptase crystals included in Quartz. These are not often seen and it's the only one I've ever owned. There were a handful of specimens from the Congo with slightly bigger Quartz crystals and included Dioptase crystals that sold in the $25K-$35K range. In this specimen, the Dioptase crystals settled on an earlier generation of yellow colored Quartz (which I understand is caused by Sulfur).


T622 - Oil in Quartz $ 350
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.1 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz crystals in a cluster with inclusions of black carbon and yellow oil. These have been found for a few years now, but usually as single crystals in the 0.5 to 1.5cm size range. This specimen is unusual in that it has large individual crystals (to 2.8cm) and is in a cluster. The largest crystal is contacted on the backside, otherwise undamaged.


T634 - Copper $ 270
Champion Mine, Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm


Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634a.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634b.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634c.jpg]

Branching groups of Copper crystals with a good patina. At first glance this appears like it could be a common hackly mass of Copper, however examination quickly reveals the sharply formed crystals.


T636 - Zircon with Quartz $ 440
Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636a.jpg] Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636b.jpg] Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636c.jpg]

Striking specimen of criss-crossing Zircon crystals at the base of a transparent smokey Quartz. Superb, undamaged.


T658 - Chalcocite $ 420
Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3.6 x 2 cm


Chalcocite from Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t658a.jpg] Chalcocite from Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t658b.jpg] Chalcocite from Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t658c.jpg]

Large, complete single crystal. Well crystallized on both sides and shows good iridescence. This is old material from the collection of longtime African dealer Rob Smith. If you search Mindat photos for the locality, all you will find are millimeter sized crystals.


T666 - Norrishite with Sugilite $ 150
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
miniature - 3.3 x 2 x 1 cm


Norrishite with Sugilite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t666a.jpg] Norrishite with Sugilite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t666b.jpg]

Microcrystals of Norrishite with purple Sugilite.



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