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T665 - Andradite after Gaudefroyite $ 300
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Andradite after Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t665a.jpg] Andradite after Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t665b.jpg] Andradite after Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t665c.jpg]

Sharply formed psuedomorph of Andradite that has replaced a single, rather large Gaudyfroyite crystal. The crystals is a uniform dark red in color with some residual slivers of Gaudefroyite on the surface. From the collection of Rob Smith.


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.


T678 - Amethyst $ 80
Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 4.4 x 2 x 2 cm


Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t678a.jpg] Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t678b.jpg] Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t678c.jpg]

Transparent light purple Amethyst crystals with main crystal a lovely scepter.


T722 - Tourmaline $ 300
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.5 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t722a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t722b.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged except for one small chip on a lower side. Weighs 20.5 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T725 - Tourmaline $ 300
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged except for minor edge chatter and highly gemmy in the upper and lower thirds. Weighs 17 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T745 - Quartz $ 160
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t745a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t745b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t745c.jpg]

Cluster of orange Quartz, the coloration caused by Hematite. Tiny chip on the tips, otherwise undamaged.


T746 - Creedite $ 700
Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan
miniature - 4.8 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746a.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746b.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746c.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746d.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746e.jpg]

Rare blue/purple Creedite crystals from my favorite locality for the species. There are a couple brokey crystals on the periphery, but it's generally in great condition. Ex. Fersman Minerlogical Museum with label.


T754 - Carrollite on Calcite $ 350
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 2 x 2 cm


Carrollite on Calcite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t754a.jpg] Carrollite on Calcite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t754b.jpg]

Bright mirror lustrous Carrollite crystal, 1.4cm, on white Calcite. Displays beautifully.


T752 - Cuprite on Malachite $ 450
Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia
miniature - 3.9 x 3 x 2.7 cm


Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752a.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752b.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752c.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752d.jpg]

Highly aesthetic specimen of a large single crystal of Malachite with attached octahedra of Cuprite. The Malachite has spherical indentations on the front and backside with a broad, flat termination. The locality is believed to be Ongonja, but it is possible it could be Katanga. Undamaged.


T760 - Calcite iwth Chalcopyrite $ 200
Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Calcite iwth Chalcopyrite from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t760a.jpg] Calcite iwth Chalcopyrite from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t760b.jpg] Calcite iwth Chalcopyrite from Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t760c.jpg]

V-formation of Calcite crystals with attached Chalcopyrite. Showy and undamaged except for the tip of another crystal grew into the lower backside of one of the Calcites.


T761 - Apatite $ 400
Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Apatite from Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t761a.jpg] Apatite from Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t761b.jpg] Apatite from Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t761c.jpg]

Large single Apatite crystal with drusy Quartz and Chalcopyrite on one side. Undamaged and as good as I've ever seen for one of these.


T763 - Aquamarine $ 900
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763b.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763c.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763d.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy etched Aquamarine crystal. Natural processes in the pegmatite have partially dissolved the crystal leaving this fully crystallized, undamaged gem with oustanding form.


T771 - Cerussite $ 300
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771a.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771b.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771c.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771d.jpg]

Cerussite from Mibladen is somewhat common, but this is an uncommonly good one. A nice compact knob of matrix covered on both sides with gemmy Cerussite crystals to 2cm with minor amounts of pink Barite. Good from both sides, undamaged.


T768 - Malachite after Azurite, Azurite $ 750
Ajo, Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768c.jpg]

Two larger velvety crystals of Malchite after Azurite with Azurite.  The Azurite crystals are located both on the matrix and on the psuedomorphs. Fine and undamaged.


T766 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 600
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t766a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t766b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t766c.jpg]

Single undamaged 2.1cm rhodochrosite crystal with pale green octahedra of Fluorite.



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