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T419 - Tourmaline $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t419a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t419b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t419c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t419d.jpg]

Amazing example of a naturally bent Tourmaline crystal, caused by repeated fracturing and rehealing in the pegmatite pocket during formation. Double terminated (though one termination partially intergrown with Albite). Undamaged.
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T420 - Dioptase $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Dioptase from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t420a.jpg] Dioptase from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t420b.jpg]

Dioptase crystal cluster with main crystal 1.6 x 0.8 cm in size.
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T421 - Neptunite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 2.5 cm


Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t421a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t421b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t421c.jpg]

Loads of Neptunite crystals covering a thin schist matrix. There are a couple crystals that are incomplete due to growth into the opposing pocket wall, but overall in excellent condition with long undamaged crystals. One Benitoite crystal also present.
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T423 - Tourmaline $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3 x 2 cm


Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t423a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t423b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t423c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t423d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of double-terminated Tourmaline crystals with attached Albite. The crystals have a rare yellow coloration on one end and are green on the other ends.
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T424 - Gratonite $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/t424a.jpg] Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/t424b.jpg] Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/t424c.jpg]

Cluster of Gratonite crystals on matrix. This cluster is composed of particularly stout crystals. Undamaged.
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T425 - Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425a.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425b.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425c.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425d.jpg]

Floater specimen of intergrown Quartz crystals covered on one side by Inesite, Hubeite (rare!), and Pyrite. The tip of the large Quartz crystal has damage, but this specimen is really about the great coverage of Inesite and Hubeite. These are now uncommon and no longer being found.
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T426 - Benitoite, Neptunite $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t426a.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t426b.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t426c.jpg]

Two Benitoite crystals with numerous Neptunite crystals on matrix. One Joaquinite crystal also present.
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T428 - Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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T429 - Orthoclase var. Sanidine $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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T436 - Sapphire $ 180 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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T439 - Sapphire $ 100 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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T450 - Tourmaline $ 1000 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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T451 - Tourmaline $ 690 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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T454 - Tourmaline $ 780 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.


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T456 - Apatite on Feldspar $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.



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