Selected Specimens

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E212 - Anapaite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 175)
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.4 x 1.1 cm


Anapaite from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/e212a.jpg] Anapaite from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/e212b.jpg]

Bright lime green Anapaite clusters covering a section of fossil clam shell.


E213 - Augite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 117)
Auvergne, France
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 0.9 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


Augite from Auvergne, France [db_pics/pics/e213a.jpg] Augite from Auvergne, France [db_pics/pics/e213b.jpg] Augite from Auvergne, France [db_pics/pics/e213c.jpg]

Well formed, complete single crystal with good luster.


AF50 - Olmiite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 195)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af50a.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af50b.jpg]

Translucent, peach-colored radial group of crystals, a nice cluster.


SA594 - Bournonite $ 245 (=~ AUS$ 239)
Potosi Department, Bolivia
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594a.jpg] Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594b.jpg] Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594c.jpg] Bournonite from Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa594d.jpg]

Fine specimen of two interconnected Bournonite crystals of high quality.


RC7 - Elbaite $ 260 (=~ AUS$ 253)
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.0 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Elbaite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/rc7a.jpg] Elbaite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/rc7b.jpg] Elbaite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/rc7c.jpg]

Facet grade Indicolite crystal with deep blue color paired with a 0.85 carat gemstone from the same pocket. The gemstone is 9 x 4 mm. Retail value of the gemstone is $200 per carat ($170).


AF364 - Quartz $ 220 (=~ AUS$ 214)
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia
cabinet - 11.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af364a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af364b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af364c.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af364d.jpg]

Large, sharp double terminated Quartz crystal. Smokey coloration in the central areas and colorless near each tip. High quality crystal, with even all the smaller attached crystals having undamaged tips.


A123 - Elbaite $ 425 (=~ AUS$ 414)
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 1 x 1 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a123a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a123b.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a123c.jpg]

Fine green and pale pink bi-colored Elbaite. The crystal is double terminated and undamaged with a cool multi-tipped termination on one end. Highly gemmy in the green zone.


AF158 - Quartz on Schorl $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 244)
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Quartz on Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af158a.jpg] Quartz on Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af158b.jpg] Quartz on Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af158c.jpg]

Smokey Quartz on a very lustrous Schorl crystal. There is plenty of Erongo Schorl on the market, but this piece stands out to me for the great luster of the Schorl and the aesthetic placement of the Quartz crystals. Very clean ofdamage (just a couple tiny nicks), high quality, and the Schorl is recrystallized on the backside too, a floater. A very good specimen!


A161 - Elbaite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 487)
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a161a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a161b.jpg]

Single gemmy green crystal. Rich green color with a faint pink near the base. Complete and undamaged.


NA500 - Chrome Vesuvianite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 175)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na500a.jpg] Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na500b.jpg]

Thick single crystal of the uncommon varietal with intense emerald green color.


NA501 - Chrome Vesuvianite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 244)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na501a.jpg] Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na501b.jpg] Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na501c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal of the uncommon varietal with intense emerald green color.


AF114 - Cerussite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1461)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.4 x 5.4 x 3.2 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af114a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af114b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af114c.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af114d.jpg]

Large, thick reticulated snowflake cluster. Very clean of damage with only a couple tiny dings along the bottom edge. Comes with an old Ernie Schlicter label. Tsumeb has produced the best large snowflake crystals, get one while you can.


AF129 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 550 (=~ AUS$ 536)
Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af129a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af129b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af129c.jpg]

Rare matrix Chrome Tourmaline specimen (these are almost always found as loose crystals). Crystal is 1.3cm long. Chrome Tourmaline is a vanadium rich Uvite/Dravite. private_notes


AF141 - Smithsonite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1169)
Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Smithsonite from Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af141a.jpg] Smithsonite from Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af141b.jpg] Smithsonite from Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af141c.jpg]

Yellow Smithsonite rhombs to 2.3cm wide on matrix. Crystals have luster and are amazingly undamaged. Fine specimen from the Carl Acosta collection.


AF151 - Azurite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1169)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.6 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af151a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af151b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af151c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af151d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af151e.jpg]

Sharp single crystal with good luster with another small crystal attached to one side. Crystal exhibits a bright electric blue color along edges when backlit and has areas of partial psuedomorphing to Malachite near the base. There are a couple small nicks on the edge, but they are really trivial and this is a very good crystal, ex. Carl Acosta collection.



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