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C135 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite $ 60
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c135a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c135b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Hemimorphite and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.


C140 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite $ 60
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c140a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c140b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.


B109 - Anatase $ 200 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 120
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 3 cm


Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b109a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b109b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b109c.jpg]

Anatase crystals to 1.1cm on an Albite coated matrix with gem transparent Quartz crystals. The Quartz are hard to see in the photos (they are exceptionally clear!), but they are really nice.


B110 - Diaspore $ 700
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2.1 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/b110a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/b110b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/b110c.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/b110d.jpg]

Rare cluster of V-twin crystals. The crystals are gem quality. No matrix, just solid Diaspore.


TZ504 - Chrome Tourmaline with Sulfur $ 500
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline with Sulfur from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz504a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline with Sulfur from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz504b.jpg]

Wow! Here's a rarity - Chrome Tourmaline in a matrix of Sulfur and Calcite. I've never heard of or seen such a combo. Aside from being rare, it has great visual appeal with the two strong colors.


TZ507 - Dravite $ 300
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz507a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz507b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz507c.jpg]

Well terminated gem Dravite. Uncommonly good quality, with most of the crystal facet grade.


B131 - Vesuvianite $ 300
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b131a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b131b.jpg]

Large, greenish yellow single crystal. Bright and gemmy at the termination. This mine is long closed and Vesuvianites of this size are hard to find now.


B134 - Anatase $ 500 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 300
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 7 cm


Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b134a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b134b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b134c.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b134d.jpg]

Mirror-bright Anatase crystals to 9mm on matrix with Quartz and Albite. Five larger crystals with more smaller crystals present. Undamaged.


B138 - Erythrite $ 950
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b138a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b138b.jpg]

Incredible specimen of two attached ball-shaped formations of Erythrite crystals. A rare floater specimen for this species, crystallized all around. Definitely different than most Erythrites you will encounter.


B150 - Elbaite with Lepidolite $ 850
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California
miniature - 3.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Elbaite with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b150a.jpg] Elbaite with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b150b.jpg] Elbaite with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b150c.jpg]

Stunning single Elbaite crystal with attached books of bright purple Lepidolite. The Elbaite is 1.2cm wide with a classic bubble-gum pink color with a thin green zone at the termination, with good transparency.


B169 - Fluorite $ 2500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1250
Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia
cabinet - 10 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/b169a.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/b169b.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/b169c.jpg]

A 4cm Fluorite cube on matrix with Sphalerite. The Fluorite is a sea foam green with inclusions of white Aragonite needles. Fluorites from this find and this particular color are uncommon and hard to find. There is minor chipping present, otherwise the crystal is pristine with glassy luster and razor sharp edges. A hard to find piece for a Fluorite collector.


B171 - Barite on Calcite $ 350
Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota [db_pics/pics/b171a.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota [db_pics/pics/b171b.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota [db_pics/pics/b171c.jpg]

Pristine, transparent 3.6cm long Barite crystal on yellow calcite crystals. The Calcite too are good sized, reaching 7mm.


B172 - Cylindrite $ 450
Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm


Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b172a.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b172b.jpg]

Exceptionally rich Cylindrite specimen composed almost entirely of spray formations of Cylindrite crystals. The crystal clusters reach 4 cm in length.


B235 - Alabandite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b235a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b235b.jpg]

Single octahedral Alabandite crystal with relatively smooth and sharp faces. Merelani Alabandites are easily the world's largest and best examples of the species.


B240 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 280
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b240a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b240b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration at the termination and a more yellow green at the base. Note that some from this find such as this one have an unusual indented crystal form at the very tip. The three outer triangular faces of the termination are flat, while the center triangle goes inward.



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