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AF912 - Tanzanite $ 4200
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af912a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af912b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af912c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af912d.jpg]

Outstanding bi-color crystal, one of the best of this type I have seen. I have been watching these yellow/blue bi-colors as they have been being found over the past few years and this one would rank as the largest high quality crystal, and one of the top 4 overall. Luster is superb - very glassy. The top 1cm is flawless gem quality and would cut a significant gemstone. Undamaged, with a backside that slopes up to a partial crystal embedded in the backs. Weighs 24.6 grams.


TS100 - Cerussite on Mottramite $ 4500
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100a.jpg] Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100b.jpg] Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100c.jpg]

Stunning Cerussite crystal set atop a mound of Mottramite. The Cerussite is 4.3cm wide and complete all around. The Mottramite is sparkly mounds of a particularly deep forrest green color.


TS102 - Smithsonite $ 800
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts102a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts102b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts102c.jpg]

Matrixless cluster of Smithsonite crystals of an unusual pinkish tan color. Undamaged with very good luster to the crystals.


CH102 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite $ 300
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/ch102a.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/ch102b.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/ch102c.jpg]

Classic combination specimen from Yaogangxian composed of a single Ferberite crystal with the backside and top overgrown by fine yellow Muscovite crystals, with Flourite cubes, Arsenopyrite, and clear Quartz crystals. .


E388 - Stibnite $ 270
Baiut, Romania
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm


Stibnite from Baiut, Romania [db_pics/pics/e388a.jpg] Stibnite from Baiut, Romania [db_pics/pics/e388b.jpg] Stibnite from Baiut, Romania [db_pics/pics/e388c.jpg]

Thick, flat Stibnite crystals in an attractive spray formation. Individual crystals reach 1.5cm wide. Undamaged.


SA847 - Rose Quartz $ 450
Jequitinhonha River pegmatite, near Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Rose Quartz from Jequitinhonha River pegmatite, near Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa847a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Jequitinhonha River pegmatite, near Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa847b.jpg]

Superb Rose Quartz crystal formation atop a single white Quartz crystal.


A872 - Mimetite with Duftite $ 400
Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872a.jpg] Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872b.jpg] Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872c.jpg] Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872d.jpg]

Cluster of Mimetite crystals 2.2cm wide, with individual crystals to 9mm, some with attached green Duftite crystals. Undamaged. Locality is closed and these are seldom seen for sale anymore.


NA119 - Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla $ 475
Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119a.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119b.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119c.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119d.jpg]

Azurite clusters to 1.1 cm wide in an unusual association with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from a little known locality in Mexico. Oddly, this specimen comes with a receipt from Shreve & Company (a jewelry store in San Francisco) dated 1970 with a sale price of $25. Azurite clusters are bright and lustrous and occur on both sides of specimen.


US131 - Smithsonite $ 350
Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm


Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/us131a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/us131b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/us131c.jpg]

3-dimensional piece with thick, rounded masses of Smithsonite on both sides. Smithsonite is a sky-blue color with a highly satiny surface luster.


TU20 - Rutile with Quartz $ 300
Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 3 cm


Rutile with Quartz from Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan [db_pics/pics/tu20a.jpg] Rutile with Quartz from Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan [db_pics/pics/tu20b.jpg] Rutile with Quartz from Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan [db_pics/pics/tu20c.jpg]

Sharp and lustrous Rutile crystal grown adjacent to a Quartz crystal.


TU38 - Scheelite $ 550
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm


Scheelite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/tu38a.jpg] Scheelite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/tu38b.jpg]

Octahedral, golden Scheelite crystal 4cm on edge.


TU80 - Cuprite on Copper $ 950
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu80a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu80b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu80c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu80d.jpg]

Cuprite crystals with two areas psuedomorphed to Copper. Sharp crystals with good luster.


TU81 - Cuprite on Copper $ 350
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu81a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu81b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu81c.jpg]

Cuprite crystals to 1.8cm on Copper with minor amounts of Silver.


TU100 - Azurite $ 350
Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.7 x 3.1 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu100a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu100b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu100c.jpg]

Azurite crystals on matrix, largest 2.3cm tall. Great luster and color. Bottom of the main crystal is psuedomorphed to Malachite. Just one small nick on the main crystal, otherwise perfect.


TU103 - Fluorite $ 250
2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


Fluorite from 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu103a.jpg] Fluorite from 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu103b.jpg] Fluorite from 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu103c.jpg]

Cluster of transparent cubic Fluorite with purple phantoms. Excellent luster.



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