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T132 - Lueshite $ 200
Lueshe carbonatite, Kivu Prov., Congo
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Lueshite from Lueshe carbonatite, Kivu Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/t132a.jpg] Lueshite from Lueshe carbonatite, Kivu Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/t132b.jpg] Lueshite from Lueshe carbonatite, Kivu Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/t132c.jpg]

A complete 5mm cube of Lueshite from the type locality. Rare, sharply formed crystal. Lueshite is a rare niobium-containing species.


T134 - Cafarsite $ 300
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t134a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t134b.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of the rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate Cafarsite. Good luster, from the type locality.


T135 - Cafarsite $ 220
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t135a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t135b.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t135c.jpg]

Complete, sharp single crystal on a small pedestal of matrix. Cafarsite is a rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate. Good luster. From the type locality.


T136 - Cafarsite $ 140
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t136a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t136b.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of the rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate Cafarsite. Good luster and form. From the type locality.


T139 - Hauerite $ 250
Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Hauerite from Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland [db_pics/pics/t139a.jpg] Hauerite from Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland [db_pics/pics/t139b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single Hauerite crystal, a cube modified by octahedral faces.


T146 - Zektzerite $ 350
Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm


Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t146a.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t146b.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t146c.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of Zektzerite, a rare lithium, zirconium silicate. Pinkish tan in color with gemmy areas and some attached matrix.


T176 - Tourmaline $ 240
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 3.0 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t176a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t176b.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate.Undamaged. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T170 - Tourmaline $ 590
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170c.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a green over deep red coloration. Undamaged. Weighs 9.8 grams.


T178 - Tourmaline $ 690
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.6 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178d.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate. Minor chipping on edges, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 9.7 grams.


T182 - Tourmaline $ 200
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182d.jpg]

Gemmy pink and green double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T202 - Sphene $ 200
San Quentin, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 0.6 cm


Sphene from San Quentin, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t202a.jpg] Sphene from San Quentin, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t202b.jpg]

Old specimen of Sphene (Titanite) from the coastal Pacific town of San Quentin in northern Baja California. A floater single crystal that is gemmy and has great green color. Hard to find crystal, first one I've ever owned.


T249 - Sapphire $ 320
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t249a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t249b.jpg]

Double-terminated blue Sapphire crystal. Glassy luster with sharp edges (not water worn) and areas of transparency.


T250 - Sapphire $ 220
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t250a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t250b.jpg]

Twin blue Sapphire crystals. Translucent to transparent.


T257 - Rhodochrosite $ 250
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t257a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t257b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t257c.jpg]

Thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Main crystal is 2.5cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T256 - Rhodochrosite $ 450
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 3.1 x 3 x 2 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t256a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t256b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t256c.jpg]

Thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Main crystal is 3cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas.



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