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T397 - Rhodochrosite $ 380
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.7 x 0.3 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t397a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t397b.jpg]

Twinned Rhodochrosite crystal group, a floater with no points of attachment. This was recently released from the Charlie Key collection and it is clear he saved some good ones. Previous twinned Mont St. Hilaire Rhodos I've seen have all been a darker brick red color and opaque. This one is a nice pinkish red and translucent. Undamaged.


T416 - Sapphire $ 750
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t416a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t416b.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t416c.jpg]

Parcel of 15 Sapphire crystals, most showing good form with little edge wear. 13 blue crystals, one pink, and one yellow.


T417 - Sapphire $ 500
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t417a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t417b.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t417c.jpg]

Gemmy blue Sapphire crystal wtih good form and edges. Weighs 18.5 carats.


T418 - Cuprite $ 200
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418c.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418d.jpg]

Perfect undamaged floater octahedron with bevelled edges. 0.9cm on edge, 1.2cm wide tip to tip.


T424 - Gratonite $ 240
Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/t424a.jpg] Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/t424b.jpg] Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/t424c.jpg]

Cluster of Gratonite crystals on matrix. This cluster is composed of particularly stout crystals. Undamaged.


T429 - Orthoclase var. Sanidine $ 400
Itrongay, Madagascar
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm


Orthoclase var. Sanidine from Itrongay, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t429a.jpg] Orthoclase var. Sanidine from Itrongay, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t429b.jpg] Orthoclase var. Sanidine from Itrongay, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t429c.jpg]

Double-terminated gem crystal of Orthoclase. These are uncommon to find with this color, luster and transparency, despite having a couple chips. A floater specimen with crystal faces on all sides. Weighs 60 carats.


T436 - Sapphire $ 180
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t436a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t436b.jpg]

Parcel of 18 blue Sapphire crystals showing varying degrees of translucency and edge wear. Largest crystal is 1.9cm.


T439 - Sapphire $ 100
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t439a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t439b.jpg]

Parcel of 10 Sapphire crystals showing varying degrees of translucency and edge wear. Largest crystal is 2.1cm.


T450 - Tourmaline $ 1000
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t450a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t450b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t450c.jpg]

Single Tourmaline with excellent color!!! This is from a pocket found in 2016. If you are looking for well saturated color that stands up to strong light, then this one is for you. Bright red/pink body color, followed by a thin zone of yellow, then a green cap. Weighs 10.4 grams. One very small nick along the termination edge, otherwise undamaged.


T472 - Afghanite $ 280
Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Afghanite from Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t472a.jpg] Afghanite from Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t472b.jpg] Afghanite from Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t472c.jpg]

Single Afghanite crystal with good edges and color on matrix with Pyrite.


T481 - Apatite $ 225
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481b.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length.


T480 - Apatite $ 225
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t480a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t480b.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t480c.jpg]

Double terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length. Some edge wear but overall very good.


T483 - Apatite $ 250
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t483a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t483b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length. Undamaged though backside is indented where another crystal grew.


T500 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500d.jpg]

Paticularly fine quality chrome tourmaline crystal (chromium or vandium rich Dravite) with top color and good transparency. one tiny (1mm or less) chip on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


T503 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 180
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 2 cm


Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503c.jpg]

Two Tourmaline crystals on a Quartz crystal. This is one I've had for about 40 years, purchased from Frasiers rock shop in Berkeley back in the 70s.



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