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C580 - Stibiotantalite $ 500
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 1.1 cm


Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580a.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580b.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580c.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580d.jpg]

Thin fragment of Feldspar with an attached 2.3cm Stibiotantalite crystal. The crystal is double-terminated, yellow/brown in color, and transluscent in areas. It has some damage along the outer edge. This is a rarity from the Himalyaya Mine and in the upper size range for the locality. There are also smaller Stibiotanalites and pink Tourmaline attached to the Feldspar. Ex Garth Bricker collection from the 1970s-1980s.


C579 - Topaz $ 300
Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579a.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579b.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579c.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579d.jpg]

Terminated blue Topaz crystal from the famous Little 3 Mine. Great luster and transparency. One side contacted/etched, otherwise undamaged.


SM130 - Apatite $ 350
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130d.jpg]

Highly lustrous blue Apatite crystals with Muscovite. Main crystal is 2.2 x 1.8 cm and intergrown with a slightly smaller crystal. Slight edge chipping keeps the price way down compared too the overall beauty of the specimen and the price this would be if perfect. Glassy luster with large transparent areas.


SM132 - Apatite with Arsenopyrite $ 250
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


Apatite with Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM132a.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM132b.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM132c.jpg]

Undamaged green Apatite crystals to 1.8 cm with bright metallic Arsenopyrite crystals. Undamaged.


SM133 - Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite $ 150
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.3 cm


Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133a.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133b.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133c.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133d.jpg]

Transparent single Quartz crystal intergrown with Arsenopyrite and Ferberite at the base. Undamaged and highly transparent.


SM142 - Aquamarine with Schorl $ 200
Erongo Mtns., Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM142a.jpg] Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM142b.jpg] Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM142c.jpg] Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM142d.jpg]

Transparent blue Aquamarine crystals with Schorl on a Feldspar matrix. Main crystals are clean and undamaged, with some edge crystals missing, some of which appear to have broken off in situ and naturally rehealed. Great display presence.


SM146 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 150
Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM146a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM146b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM146c.jpg]

Elongated pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals on matrix with crystals shoooting out in various directions. Essentially undamaged, with and breakage limited to the very edges where it broke away.


C583 - Azurite $ 80
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583c.jpg]

Mound-shaped specimen of sparkling Azurite crystals. The majority of the matrix is gone, leaving a thick, hollow layer of Azurite. Undamaged.


C588 - Carrollite $ 260
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c588a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c588b.jpg]

Highly lustrous Carrollite crystals to 7mm on matrix. From older finds out of an old collection.


C593 - Apatite on Siderite $ 650
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593a.jpg] Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593b.jpg] Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593c.jpg] Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593d.jpg]

Glassy 1.8cm Apatite crystal attached to a Siderite crystal that is dusted with Pyrite. The Apatie has a blueish lavender color, with a darker blue stipe down the center, and is undamaged.


C597 - Azurite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 1.3 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597d.jpg]

Cluster of blue Azurite crystals with jagged edges in places, which is an uncommon style from Tsumeb. There is a small chip on the termination, otherwise good. Transluscent blue on edges when backlit. Ex. Russel Jones, Carl Acosta collections and previous price of $185.


SM249 - Carrollite $ 60
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 3.2 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249d.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous Carrollite crystals in white Calcite. Main crystal is 1.3cm in size and perfect except for one edge nick. There are also smaller, perfect crystals to 7mm present in various vugs within the Calcite.


SM266 - Stibnite $ 300
San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM266a.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM266b.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM266c.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM266d.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM266e.jpg]

Crystal sprays of Stibnite from the historic San Martin Mine. Small Calcite crystals and irridescent purple/blue Jamesonite needles add to the aesthetics of the specimen.


SM265 - Stibnite $ 200
San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265a.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265b.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265c.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265d.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265e.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265f.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM265g.jpg]

Crystal sprays of Stibnite from the historic San Martin Mine. Small Calcite crystals and irridescent purple/blue Jamesonite needles add to the aesthetics of the specimen.


SM264 - Stibnite $ 200
San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM264a.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM264b.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM264c.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM264d.jpg]

Crystal sprays of Stibnite from the historic San Martin Mine. Small Calcite crystals and irridescent purple/blue Jamesonite needles add to the aesthetics of the specimen.



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