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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.


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.


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.


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.


C319 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c319a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c319b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c319c.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites in large, distict crystals, only one like it in the lot. 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.


C325 - Tanzanite $ 290
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c325a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c325b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c325c.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites. 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.


C328 - Tremolite on Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c328a.jpg] Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c328b.jpg] Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c328c.jpg] Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c328d.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached green Tremolite and Calcite and/or Zeolites. Solid base that tapers out towards the top. 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.


C331 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c331a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c331b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c331c.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.


C332 - Tanzanite $ 220
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c332a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c332b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c332c.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.


C345 - Silver with Calcite $ 800
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 1.0 cm


Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345a.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345b.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345c.jpg]

Lattice-like crystals of Silver on Calcite. Longer spinel-twinned crystal rise up out of the Calcite, with smaller crystals filling in. This is out an old collection that looks like it was put together in the 1970s. The Silver has a natural dark patina that could easy be brightened up if desired.


C344 - Cuprite with Copper $ 300
New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344d.jpg]

Solid mass of Cuprite crystals intergrown with elongated, wire-like crystals of Copper.


C343 - Sphaerosiderite $ 200
Mont Dore, France
miniature - 3.8 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343a.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343b.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343c.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343d.jpg]

Vug filled with hemispheres of Sphaerosiderite. Another small vug filled with Sphaerosiderite on the backside too. This is from the Al McGuinness collection, and comes with Al's label plus 3 older labels (four total labels), plus another label affixed to the back of the specimen.



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