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AF758 - Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite $ 800
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758a.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758b.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758c.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758d.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758e.jpg]

Water clear 2.8cm Quartz crystal attached to the front of a partial Tanzanite crystal. Some small, bright yellow Prehnite crystals add some color contrast to this unusual specimen. The left side of the Quartz crystal is coated by a druse of white Prehnite, and there are even some Graphite crystals attached.


AF533 - Carrollite $ 290
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.8 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af533a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af533b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af533c.jpg]

Classic Carrollite with a perfectly placed 1.1 cm crystal in white Calcite.


AF534 - Dioptase $ 350
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af534a.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af534b.jpg]

Flat plate of large deep green Dioptase crystals. Largest crystal is 2.5 x 1.1 cm.


AF564 - Azurite $ 440
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.4 x 2.3 x 1 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af564a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af564b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af564c.jpg]

Cluster of highly lustrous Azurite crystals, complete all around and translucent when backlit. Display equally well from either side. Some minor chipping along the termination of one crystal, otherwise undamaged.


SA594 - Bournonite $ 245
Potosi Department, Bolivia
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594a.jpg] Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594b.jpg] Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594c.jpg] Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594d.jpg]

Fine specimen of two interconnected Bournonite crystals of high quality.


A161 - Elbaite $ 500
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a161a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a161b.jpg]

Single gemmy green crystal. Rich green color with a faint pink near the base. Complete and undamaged.


A596 - Apatite on Goshenite $ 750
Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596a.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596b.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596c.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596d.jpg]

Double terminated yellow and pink bi-color Apatite crystals reaching 8mm attached to the side of an etched Goshenite crystal. Superb for this find. Most of the Apatites are on the backside, but one is present near the base of the frontside of the Goshenite.


A611 - Fluorite $ 500
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a611a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a611b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a611c.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a611d.jpg]

A sparkling, transparent Fluorite of the highest quality. Octahedral crystals with great luster. This is a floater specimen complete but having some natural etching and is grown upon a smaller etched Fluorite that is less transparent. Main crystal is 3.5cm on edge. Quality is high for this material. Way better in person, you will love this one!


E220 - Cuprite on Copper $ 550
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.5 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm


Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e220a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e220b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e220c.jpg]

Large compound Cuprite crystal, 3.4cm wide, atop Copper crystals. This is a large Cuprite and its formation atop the Copper crystals is striking. Complete all around and undamaged although the backside of the Cuprite has some natural etching.


E222 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 400
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 2.0 cm


Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e222a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e222b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e222c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Cuprite crystals with Silver. This is a rare association with this mine being the only I'm aware of that produces this association. Additionally, there is a 1.3cm Copper crystal group attached to one end.


A930 - Titanite $ 300
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4 x 1.2 cm


Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a930a.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a930b.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a930c.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a930d.jpg]

Nicely translucent twinned Titanite crystal from an unusual Paki locality that rarely produces. Olive green to yellowish brown in color with the extremely deep V along the leading edge characteristic for this locality.


A933 - Titanite with Ferro Actinolite $ 300
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
miniature - 4.8 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Titanite with Ferro Actinolite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a933a.jpg] Titanite with Ferro Actinolite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a933b.jpg] Titanite with Ferro Actinolite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a933c.jpg]

Floater cluster of twinned Titanite crystals intergrown with Ferro Actinolite. Olive green to yellowish brown in color with gem areas. Nice form, well crystallized all around.


A941 - Titanite $ 300
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm


Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a941a.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a941b.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a941c.jpg]

Translucent to transparent twinned Titanite crystal from an unusual Paki locality that rarely produces. Olive green to yellowish brown in color with the extremely deep V along the top edge, characteristic for this locality. Well formed complete crystal with one small attached crystal.


NA283 - Boleite $ 1200
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na283a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na283b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na283c.jpg]

Boleite cubes on a stabilized clay matrix. Two cubes are on the front face, largest is 7mm on the diagonal, with a multitude of smaller crystals present on top, some intergrown with green Paratacamite.


SA244 - Tantalite $ 2750
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 0.9 cm


Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244a.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244b.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244c.jpg]

Single Tantalite crystal with good form and luster, has a tall, prismatic form. Complete all around in good shape but with a few small dings on the edges. This one came to me from a local collection; the previous owner having bought it in Brazil back in the 1970s. No further locality information was available.



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