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T428 - Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite $ 500
Loputo Mine, Katanga, Congo
cabinet - 12.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm


Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite from Loputo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t428a.jpg] Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite from Loputo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t428b.jpg] Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite from Loputo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t428c.jpg] Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite from Loputo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t428d.jpg]

Chrysocolla psuedomorphs on a matrix covered by Chrysocolla covered by drusy Quartz. This specimen includes the larger, tabular psuedomorphs that are commonly seen from this mine, but also smaller rhombahedral crystals, which are uncommon to see. Good crystals on all sides, sawcut on bottom.


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.


T430 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 400
Kamareza Mine, Laurium, Greece
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Cuprian Smithsonite from Kamareza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/t430a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Kamareza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/t430b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Kamareza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/t430c.jpg]

Satiny, globular crystals of Cuprian Smithsonite on a limonite matrix. Ex. Robert Philips collection.


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
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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.


T451 - Tourmaline $ 690
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t451a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t451b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t451c.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. There is a terminated sidecar crystal attached, plus the bottom is etchy and terminated is parts. There is also slight chatoyancy in areas and overall a really great crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 6.6 grams.


T454 - Tourmaline $ 780
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.5 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t454a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t454b.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. Complete and undamaged with a tiny Tourmaline growing in the edge of the termination. Weighs 7.8 grams.


T456 - Apatite on Feldspar $ 150
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Feldspar from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t456a.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t456b.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t456c.jpg]

Undamaged floater specimen of Feldspar crystal with an attached 1.5cm purple Apatite crystal with Lepidolite.


T457 - Quartz $ 450
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.6 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t457a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t457b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t457c.jpg]

Top quality undamaged smokey and amethyst crystal. Great luster and undamaged. Perfect in every way as a crystal, but putting it over the top is a massive, 1.2cm blob of a moving bubble right in the mid to top center of the crystal.


T459 - Scholzite $ 350
Reaphook Mine, Bilnman District, South Australia, Australia
cabinet - 11.5 x 6 x 4.0 cm


Scholzite from Reaphook Mine, Bilnman District, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/t459a.jpg] Scholzite from Reaphook Mine, Bilnman District, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/t459b.jpg] Scholzite from Reaphook Mine, Bilnman District, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/t459c.jpg]

Old specimen of the rare phosphate mineral Scholzite. This is a large and especially good example with a large vug full of crystals. These are uncommon to find, and this is the best example I have ever seen.


T460 - Diaspore $ 400
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 3 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t460a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t460b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t460c.jpg]

Large partial V-twin crystal of Diaspore. It is unterminated or etched terminated, as most of these are, and is translucent with transparent zones.This is rare material from old stocks in Turkey, no more is being found as the deposit has been exhausted. Large Diaspore crystals such as this are uncommon.


T462 - Cinnabar $ 280
Fenghuang, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 4 cm


Cinnabar from Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t462a.jpg] Cinnabar from Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t462b.jpg] Cinnabar from Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t462c.jpg]

Quartz crystals and Dolomite lined vug with a perfect 1.3 cm 'drill-bit' twinned Cinnabar crystal.


T463 - Apatite on Quartz $ 140
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t463a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t463b.jpg]

Rehealed Quartz crystal shard with an attached 1.3cm Apatite crystal. The Apatite is color zoned with a central blue stripe.


T465 - Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite with Wulfenite $ 900 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 540
Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia
cabinet - 11.5 x 9 x 4.5 cm


Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/t465a.jpg] Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/t465b.jpg] Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/t465c.jpg]

Irridescent Goethite with crystals of the double psudomorph of Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite. Main crystal is well formed and 3.1cm. Matrix has an unidentified white mineral and small Wulfenite crystals. A tiny nick on the smallest crystal, otherwise undamaged. Great psuedo in large size!



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