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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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