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C210 - Topaz $ 400
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.7 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c210a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c210b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c210c.jpg]

Golden colored 'Imperial" Topaz crystal. Complete all around and in good condition with slight edge chipping. Weighs 26.8 grams.


C205 - Legrandite $ 2200
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205c.jpg]

Floater, double-terminated Legrandite crystal from the recent (2017) find. Thick and translucent with great color. There were not many single crystals found (I only saw one other). .


C211 - Topaz $ 400
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.2 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c211a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c211b.jpg]

Golden colored 'Imperial" Topaz crystal, complete and undamaged. Weighs 12.6 grams.


C248 - Azurite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248c.jpg]

Bright 'electric' blue Azurite crystals to 2.7cm in size. The crystals have partially psuedomorphed to Malachite and you can see Malachite in two areas. This veneer of Azurite over an inner core of Malachite gives these specimens the bright 'electric' blue color. These are no longer being found.


C253 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 2000
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c253a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c253b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c253c.jpg]

Outstanding thumbnail sized specimen of Dioptase crystals on white Calcite crystals. Main Dioptase is an undamaged 1.6cm crystal. There is one small cleaved crystal on the lower right (that could be trimmed away), all other crystals undamaged.


C260 - Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite $ 300
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c260a.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c260b.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c260c.jpg]

New find of skeletal Galena from the 9th of September Mine. This is true skeletal Galena (not the manufactured specimens from about 10 years ago), only the second time in 20 years that they have been found. The Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite add color and contrast. Undamaged.


C278 - Calcite $ 280
Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm


Calcite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c278a.jpg] Calcite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c278b.jpg] Calcite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c278c.jpg]

Cluster of clear, transparent scalenohedral Calcite crystals, some with black inclusions. Bright and showy.


C276 - Boleite $ 500
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c276a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c276b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c276c.jpg]

Cluster of Boleite cubes on matrix. Main crystal is a relatively large 1.1cm on the diagonal.


C282 - Ilmenite $ 400
Kragero Ilmenite Mines, Kragero, Norway
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Ilmenite from Kragero Ilmenite Mines, Kragero, Norway [db_pics/pics/c282a.jpg] Ilmenite from Kragero Ilmenite Mines, Kragero, Norway [db_pics/pics/c282b.jpg] Ilmenite from Kragero Ilmenite Mines, Kragero, Norway [db_pics/pics/c282c.jpg]

Single Ilmenite crystal with a metallic grey/black color. Ex. Scott Williams with 2 old labels.


C285 - Cinnabar in Calcite $ 400
Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c285a.jpg] Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c285b.jpg]

Single yellow scalenohedral Calcite crystal with a sharp phantom of Cinnabar. This is a rare specimen from the old mercury mining district of Terlingua, located near the Mexican border. Cinnabar was discovered here in the 1880s, creating a temporary mining town, now nothing remains but a ghost town.


C286 - Diaspore $ 950
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.1 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c286a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c286b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c286c.jpg]

Bright and gemmy V-twin crystal of Diaspore. This is about as free of damage as they get, with both tips undamaged with natural tapering terminations or possibly with flat contact faces on parts. It's also very glassy and bright with lots of internal transparency.


C289 - Lawsonite $ 300
Mendocino Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Lawsonite from Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c289a.jpg] Lawsonite from Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c289b.jpg] Lawsonite from Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c289c.jpg]

Pinkish Lawsonite crystals on Glaucophane schist. This was just released by the field collector, one of better quality pieces that he had held back. Main crystal is 1.1cm, sharp, and translucent.


C307 - Galena $ 100
1200 level, Burgin Mine, Eureka, Utah, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Galena from 1200 level, Burgin Mine, Eureka, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/c307a.jpg] Galena from 1200 level, Burgin Mine, Eureka, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/c307b.jpg] Galena from 1200 level, Burgin Mine, Eureka, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/c307c.jpg]

Clusters of well formed Galena crystals from an old lead mine in Utah. In excellent condition.


C314 - Silver $ 200
Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.6 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Silver from Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c314a.jpg] Silver from Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c314b.jpg] Silver from Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c314c.jpg]

Old Silver specimen with a dark patina over much of the surface, though with areas showing bright silver coloration. Weighs 17.6 grams.


C318 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c318a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c318b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c318c.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites. Solid base that tapers out towards the top into multiple, feathery terminations. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite if you prefer) and this one has well saturated color. Complete and undamaged. Unusual crystal from a late 2017 find.



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