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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.


C277 - Epidote $ 200
San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Epidote from San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c277a.jpg] Epidote from San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c277b.jpg] Epidote from San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c277c.jpg]

A Baja classic specimen featuring a blocky 2cm Epidote crystal on matrix. The crystal is contacted on the backside, but the front is sharp and lustrous and it's double terminated. These are old, hard to come by specimens that only turn up when collections are recycled.


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.


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.


C304 - Ajoite in Quartz $ 300
Messina Mine, South Africa
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


Ajoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c304a.jpg] Ajoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c304b.jpg] Ajoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c304c.jpg] Ajoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c304d.jpg]

Cluster of double-terminated Quartz crystals with areas of Ajoite inclusions. Could be cleaned further. Undamaged and crystallized all around with no points of attachment (a floater).


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.


C317 - Cobaltian Dolomite $ 650
Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Cobaltian Dolomite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c317a.jpg] Cobaltian Dolomite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c317b.jpg] Cobaltian Dolomite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c317c.jpg] Cobaltian Dolomite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c317d.jpg] Cobaltian Dolomite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c317e.jpg]

Intensely colored pink Cobaltian Dolomite specimen. Translucent with top color. This is an old specimen from legendary mineral dealer Gilbert Gauthier.


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.


C320 - Tanzanite $ 220
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c320a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c320b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c320c.jpg]

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



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