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T469 - Pyrite stalactite $ 280
Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 8.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Pyrite stalactite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t469a.jpg] Pyrite stalactite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t469b.jpg] Pyrite stalactite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t469c.jpg]

Single stalactite formation of Pyrite. The stalactite broke off after formation and was later partially coated by drusy Quartz. Pristine and undamaged.


T471 - Parisite $ 500
Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Parisite from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t471a.jpg] Parisite from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t471b.jpg]

Exceptionally large 5.5cm Parisite crystal with attached Quartz crystals. Complete all around and undamaged. As big a Parisite as I've ever seen.


T472 - Afghanite $ 280
Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Afghanite from Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t472a.jpg] Afghanite from Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t472b.jpg] Afghanite from Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t472c.jpg]

Single Afghanite crystal with good edges and color on matrix with Pyrite.


T475 - Eosphorite on Rose Quartz $ 400
Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t475a.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t475b.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t475c.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t475d.jpg]

Crystallized Rose Quartz with Eosphorite crystals to 1.2cm sprinkled across the top. The Eosphorite occurs with small white crytals of an unidentified species. Ex. Fred Pough collection with label.


T477 - Apatite on Quartz $ 380
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477c.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477d.jpg]

Quartz crystal with attached Apatite crystals. Main Apatite is 1.9cm and transparent, sticky straight out off the side of the Quartz.


T479 - Siegenite $ 180
Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 2 x 2 cm


Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t479a.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t479b.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t479c.jpg]

Approximately 20 crystals of rare Siegenite on matrix. Siegenite is a rare cobalt, nickel sulfide. The Siegenite crystals are partially coated by a fine layer of Pyrite crystals.


T480 - Apatite $ 225
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t480a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t480b.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t480c.jpg]

Double terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length. Some edge wear but overall very good.


T481 - Apatite $ 225
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481b.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length.


T483 - Apatite $ 250
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t483a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t483b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length. Undamaged though backside is indented where another crystal grew.


T492 - Tanzanite $ 6500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492c.jpg]

Gem quality Tanzanite crystal with attached Graphite, Calcite, and Diopside. One micro nick on one edge, otherwise perfect and undamaged. Natural, unheated crystal with particularly good aesthetics.


T494 - Brucite $ 300
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494d.jpg]

Elegant, wavy cluster of solid Brucite from a new find that grades from white to bright lemon yellow. Undamaged.


T500 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500d.jpg]

Paticularly fine quality chrome tourmaline crystal (chromium or vandium rich Dravite) with top color and good transparency. one tiny (1mm or less) chip on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


T501 - Amethyst $ 450
Madagascar
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.7 x 1.8 cm


Amethyst from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t501a.jpg] Amethyst from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t501b.jpg] Amethyst from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t501c.jpg] Amethyst from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t501d.jpg]

Double-sceptered Japan-law twin Quartz. Milky Quartz with Amethyst tips. Nearly a floater with just a tiny point of contact on the bottom. I found two small chips, otherwise it's undamaged and crystallized all around.


T503 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 180
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 2 cm


Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503c.jpg]

Two Tourmaline crystals on a Quartz crystal. This is one I've had for about 40 years, purchased from Frasiers rock shop in Berkeley back in the 70s.


T506 - Azurite $ 4500
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506d.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506e.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506f.jpg]

Cluster of spikey, upright Azurite crystals on a contrasting white matrix. The Azurite crystals are partially psuedomorphed to Malachite and reach 3.5cm in length. Displays well from many angles.



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