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C147 - Copper $ 300
Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147a.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147b.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147c.jpg]

Well crystallized group of Copper crystals. Undamaged floater group good on all sides. With minor amounts of associated Calcite.


C159 - Tanzanite on Prehnite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.9 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159a.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159b.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159c.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159d.jpg]

Partially etched, gemmy 3.5cm Tanzanite crystal attached to exceptionally well formed Prehnite. The Tanzanite is undamaged and there is contacting on the edge of the Prehnite cluster. This specimen is an example of the some the great Prehnite that has been coming out of Merelani recently featuring highly translucent, thick blocky crystals. There are some additional etched Tanzanite fragments on the Prehnite. 


C164 - Axinite $ 350
Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164a.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164b.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164c.jpg]

Transparent purple blades of Axinite on matrix.


C166 - Kermesite $ 350
Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
miniature - 4.7 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166a.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166b.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166c.jpg]

Diverging spray of Kermesite crystals with a bright metallic luster.


C168 - Fluorite $ 100
Diana Maria Mine, Weardale, Durham, England
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Fluorite from Diana Maria Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c168a.jpg] Fluorite from Diana Maria Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c168b.jpg] Fluorite from Diana Maria Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c168c.jpg]

Interpenetrating cubes of transparent Fluorite. The crystals are green with a blue phantom. New material. The phantom zone is transparent too, just doesn't show in photo.


C198 - Pyromorphite $ 280
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is nearly solid Pyromorphite with just a very small amount of limonite. Showy with top lime green color. Comes with old Steve Perry label.


C196 - Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl $ 400
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196c.jpg]

Recently mined specimen of a 4 x 1.5cm Aquamarine crystal with an attached Quartz crystal and Schorl crystals. Undamaged and very showy.


C202 - Elbaite $ 1350
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil
miniature - 5.0 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202a.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202b.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202c.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202d.jpg]

Purple and blue Tourmaline crystal out of an old collection. This is classic old Virgem da Lapa material, probably from the 1960s. Gemmy from tip to bottom with a blue base that grades up to a purple top. Undamaged and weighs 8.4 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). .


C208 - Topaz $ 600
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c208a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c208b.jpg]

Golden colored 'Imperial" Topaz crystal, complete and undamaged (there is etching on the termination faces, with more etching on one face). Weighs 17.7 grams.


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.


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.



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