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B815 - Azurite with Copper $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 240)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


Azurite with Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b815a.jpg] Azurite with Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b815b.jpg] Azurite with Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b815c.jpg]

Prismatic Azurite crystals with Calcite and Copper. The association of native Copper with Azurite is uncommon at Tsumeb.


B817 - Apatite on Quartz $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 399)
Pech, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 2.0 cm


Apatite on Quartz from Pech, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b817a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Pech, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b817b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Pech, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b817c.jpg]

2.3cm purple Apatite crystal attached to light smokey Quartz crystals.


B818 - Fluorite over Tourmaline $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 3 cm


Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818a.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818b.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818c.jpg]

Single Fluorite crystal that has overgrown a single Tourmaline crystal. The bas of the Tourmaline can be seen at the bottom, along with a small amount of Albite. Great color!


B820 - Tremolite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 240)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b820a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b820b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b820c.jpg]

Terminated single crystal with brilliant deep green coloration. Most are mere shards and terminated crystals are much less common.


B836 - Volkovskite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 666)
Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
small cabinet - 6.4 x 4 x 3 cm


Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836a.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836b.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836c.jpg]

Intergrown crystal groups of rare Volkovskite. This recent find of Volkovskite set the world standard for the species. They were found as a biproduct of mining for potash, and because the Volkovskite damages mine machinery, the area where it was found is now avoided and it is unclear if anymore will be recovered.


B837 - Volkovskite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm


Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b837a.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b837b.jpg]

Large, distinct crystals of rare Volkovskite. This recent find of Volkovskite set the world standard for the species. They were found as a biproduct of mining for potash, and because the Volkovskite damages mine machinery, the area where it was found is now avoided and it is unclear if anymore will be recovered.


B840 - Barite on Calcite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 399)
Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 5 cm


Barite on Calcite from Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/b840a.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/b840b.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/b840c.jpg]

Glassy, golden Barite crystals on lighter colored Calcite crystals from the famous find at the Meikle Mine. The Barite crystals reach over 3.5cm in size and are undamaged.


B842 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 399)
Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842c.jpg]

Fine quality crystals of Gersdorffite with bright green Annabergite adding good color contrast.


B848 - Apatite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 999)
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 4.8 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm


Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848a.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848b.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848c.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848d.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848e.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848f.jpg]

Three purple Apatite crystals on Albite. Main crystal is 1.8cm wide with great purple color. Afghani purple Apatite can be great but ususally dissapoints with perhaps less than 10% of the specimen I see being of interest, when you can find any. This specimen delivers.


B849 - Apatite on Quartz $ 380 (=~ AUS$ 506)
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b849a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b849b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b849c.jpg]

Purple Apatite crystals to 1cm atop Quartz. Undamaged and the Apatite has good luster.


B852 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 5000 (=~ AUS$ 6658)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b852a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b852b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b852c.jpg]

Tall, gemmy Tanzanite crystal with attached Prehnite on one side. This is a natural, unheated crystal and has a honey/brown core at the bottom to prove it. In excellent condition all around with just a couple tiny, insignificant edge chips that can be found with a loupe.


B853 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1598)
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853c.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 73 grams.


B854 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1598)
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854d.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 35 grams.


B855 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 373)
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b855a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b855b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b855c.jpg]

Fantastic partial Chrome Tourmaline crystal from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal has intense green coloration. It's not a complete crystal but the color is excellent. Weighs 22 grams.


B856 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 666)
Landanai, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856b.jpg]

Large partial Chrome Tourmaline crystal from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 110 grams.



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