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C362 - Apatite $ 150
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c362a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c362b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c362c.jpg]

GEM single Apatite crystal. They are rarely this transparent and clean. Undamaged.


C462 - Aquamarine $ 150
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462a.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462b.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462c.jpg]

Transparent blue Beryl from the Erongo finds. This one is unusual for the locality in that it is totally transparent and it's lightly etched. Complete and undamaged. Good luster too, better than photos.


C463 - Lepidolite on Tourmaline $ 240
Paprok, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463a.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463b.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463c.jpg]

Pink and green Tourmaline crystal with an attached cluster of Lepidolite. There is a Quartz crystal and another small Tourmaline sticking out of the Lepidolite cluster. Clean and undamaged.


C464 - Silver $ 600
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.4 x 2.0 cm


Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464a.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464b.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464c.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464d.jpg]

Thick, ropey Silver wire rising up off a small bit of matrix. The wire rises up then does a U-turn back down towards the base, with another thick wire flaring off the top of the curve. The wires reach 5mm in thickness.


C465 - Silver $ 280
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2.0 cm


Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c465a.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c465b.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c465c.jpg]

Sturdy 2-3mm Silver wire from the famous Uchuchacua Mine in Peru. The main wire rises up then branches out into 4 separate wires at the top.


C507 - Quartz gwindel $ 400
Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c507a.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c507b.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c507c.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c507d.jpg]

Transparent, undamaged Quartz gwindel, good on both sides.


C521 - Malachite after Azurite $ 400
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c521a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c521b.jpg]

Exceptionally sharp and well formed single crystals of Azurite that has been psuedomorphed to Malachite, though a small amount of the original azurite remains at the termination. There is good 'bulls-eye' patterning in the Malachite on a termination face.


C527 - Tourmaline $ 280
Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527a.jpg] Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527b.jpg] Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527c.jpg]

Small but colorful single Tourmaline crystal with alternating shades of pink and green. Weighs 5.4 grams.


C575 - Helvite $ 950
Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575a.jpg] Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575b.jpg] Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575c.jpg]

Pair of Helvite crystals on matrix from San Diego Co. There are 2 crystals, largest is 1cm on edge. These are rare for San Diego, or anywhere in California. Ex. Curtis Wilbur collection, and pictured on Mindat, photo number 638291.


SM123 - Tremolite $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! A thich single crystal at the base that sprays out into multiple terminations as it rises up. The base is rehealed, making this a floater. Undamaged.


SM126 - Tremolite $ 60
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.4 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM126a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM126b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM126c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! Well terminated, undamaged crystals with good transparency.There is a natural, stepped growth causing the crystal to narrow towards the termination


SM127 - Tremolite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.9 x 0.4 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! Well terminated, undamaged crystal with good transparency.


SM122 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 200
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122d.jpg]

Single crystal of Chrome Tourmaline, a vanadium rich Uvite/Dravite. Deep emerald green color and highly transluscent to transparent when backlit. Undamaged crystal 0f superb color!!!


C589 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 150
Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589c.jpg]

Neat specimen of a double-terminated Kunzite crystal with a removable layer of Stilbite on one side. Stilbite is uncommon in pegmatites.


C590 - Tanzanite $ 375
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c590a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c590b.jpg]

Unusual Tanzanite crystal that is yellow in one direction and blue with yellow when viewed from the other direction. Complete and undamaged with great glassy luster. Weighs 18.9 carats.



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