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AF691 - Carrollite $ 550
Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691b.jpg]

A pair of highly lustrous Carrollite crystals attached to the face of a Calcite rhomb. Largest crystal is 1.1cm.


E609 - Sphalerite $ 150
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609a.jpg] Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609b.jpg] Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609c.jpg] Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609d.jpg]

Sharply formed, lustrous black tetrahedral crystals of Sphalerite, some with small Sphalerites growing fromt he sides of the alrger crystals. Fine quality crystals.


A901 - Pyrhottite $ 400
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.2 cm


Pyrhottite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a901a.jpg] Pyrhottite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a901b.jpg] Pyrhottite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a901c.jpg]

Floater rosette of Pyrhottite, the best of a small lot purchased about 10 years ago.  These are not as well known as other minerals from Yaogangxian and are excellent specimens and a must for a Yaogangxian suite. Undamaged and pristine.


NA229 - Copper $ 300
Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229a.jpg] Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229b.jpg] Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229c.jpg] Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229d.jpg]

Well crystallized, arborescent group of Copper crystals with a nice patina.


AF352 - Smithsonite $ 900
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352d.jpg]

Large white rhombs that reach 1.5cm wide in a near floater cluster - just one small point of attachment in center of backside. Bright white on the front with reddish brown colored crystals on the backside - crystals on backside are just as lustrous on the front. No matrix, nothing but very high quality crystals and no damage, very good specimen.


AF380 - Tanzanite $ 2400
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380c.jpg]

Gem Tanzanite crystal with Calcite and another partial crystal in fron that realy sets off the main crystal. Beautiful specimen.


AF388 - Pyrite on Tanzanite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388a.jpg] Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388b.jpg] Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388c.jpg]

Single Tanzanite crystal with a Pyrite crystal attached to one side of the crystal. Pyrite is not unusual from Merelani, but Tanzanite specimens with attached pyrite are uncommon, especially those with the pyrite perched so aesthetically on the Tanzanite. The Tanzanite is also a bi-color with a yellow termination over a blue body color. Unusual addition to a Merelani suite.


AF758 - Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite $ 800
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758a.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758b.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758c.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758d.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758e.jpg]

Water clear 2.8cm Quartz crystal attached to the front of a partial Tanzanite crystal. Some small, bright yellow Prehnite crystals add some color contrast to this unusual specimen. The left side of the Quartz crystal is coated by a druse of white Prehnite, and there are even some Graphite crystals attached.


AF533 - Carrollite $ 290
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.8 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af533a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af533b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af533c.jpg]

Classic Carrollite with a perfectly placed 1.1 cm crystal in white Calcite.


AF534 - Dioptase $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af534a.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af534b.jpg]

Flat plate of large deep green Dioptase crystals. Largest crystal is 2.5 x 1.1 cm.


AF564 - Azurite $ 440
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.4 x 2.3 x 1 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af564a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af564b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af564c.jpg]

Cluster of highly lustrous Azurite crystals, complete all around and translucent when backlit. Display equally well from either side. Some minor chipping along the termination of one crystal, otherwise undamaged.


SA594 - Bournonite $ 245
Potosi Department, Bolivia
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594a.jpg] Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594b.jpg] Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594c.jpg] Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594d.jpg]

Fine specimen of two interconnected Bournonite crystals of high quality.


A161 - Elbaite $ 500
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a161a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a161b.jpg]

Single gemmy green crystal. Rich green color with a faint pink near the base. Complete and undamaged.


A596 - Apatite on Goshenite $ 750
Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596a.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596b.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596c.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596d.jpg]

Double terminated yellow and pink bi-color Apatite crystals reaching 8mm attached to the side of an etched Goshenite crystal. Superb for this find. Most of the Apatites are on the backside, but one is present near the base of the frontside of the Goshenite.


E220 - Cuprite on Copper $ 550
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.5 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm


Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e220a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e220b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e220c.jpg]

Large compound Cuprite crystal, 3.4cm wide, atop Copper crystals. This is a large Cuprite and its formation atop the Copper crystals is striking. Complete all around and undamaged although the backside of the Cuprite has some natural etching.



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