Selected Specimens

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C196 - Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl $ 400
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196c.jpg]

Recently mined specimen of a 4 x 1.5cm Aquamarine crystal with an attached Quartz crystal and Schorl crystals. Undamaged and very showy.


C197 - Covellite on Quartz $ 350
Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197a.jpg] Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197b.jpg] Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197c.jpg] Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197d.jpg]

Hexagonal platy crystals of irridescent Covellite on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. While larger foliated masses of Covellite crystals are more commonly seen, my favorite type from the locality are those such as this specimen with the individual crystals standing up on a bed of Quartz crystals.


C198 - Pyromorphite $ 280
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is nearly solid Pyromorphite with just a very small amount of limonite. Showy with top lime green color. Comes with old Steve Perry label.


C200 - Azurite $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1000
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200e.jpg]

Large group of chunky Azurite crystals. Main crystal is 3.8cm wide across the termination. Translucent along the edges when held to a light. There are small Cerussite crystals present. Undamaged except where it broke away from the host rock on the right side. Comes with an old label from noted Tsumeb collector Carl Acosta and old price of $3,800.


C201 - Elbaite $ 450
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c201a.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c201b.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c201c.jpg]

Purple and pink Tourmaline crystal out of an old collection. This is classic old Virgem da Lapa material, probably from the 1960s. Gemmy from tip to bottom with a purple body color and bright pink termination. Undamaged and weighs 4.4 grams.


C205 - Legrandite $ 2200
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205c.jpg]

Floater, double-terminated Legrandite crystal from the recent (2017) find. Thick and translucent with great color. There were not many single crystals found (I only saw one other). .


C207 - Fluorite with Galena $ 400
Frazers Hush Mine, Weardale, Durham, England
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite with Galena from Frazers Hush Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c207a.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Frazers Hush Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c207b.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Frazers Hush Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c207c.jpg]

Translucent lavender colored Fluorite cubes associated with Galena. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, comes with old David & Matthew Barker label.


C210 - Topaz $ 400
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.7 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c210a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c210b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c210c.jpg]

Golden colored 'Imperial" Topaz crystal. Complete all around and in good condition with slight edge chipping. Weighs 26.8 grams.


C211 - Topaz $ 400
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.2 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c211a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c211b.jpg]

Golden colored 'Imperial" Topaz crystal, complete and undamaged. Weighs 12.6 grams.


C212 - Brazilianite $ 350
Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c212a.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c212b.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c212c.jpg]

Single crystal from the old, best find for the species.


C213 - Sphene $ 450
Mondo Mine, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 1.7 cm


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Sphene from Mondo Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c213a.jpg] Sphene from Mondo Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c213b.jpg] Sphene from Mondo Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c213c.jpg]

A large, well formed single Sphene crystal from teh relatively new Mondo Mine. The locality is primarily mined for Quartz, but occassionally a good Sphene is found. This is as large and sharp and Sphene as I have seen from this locality so far. Good on front and back with gem zones.


C219 - Pink Tanzanite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


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Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c219a.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c219b.jpg]

Gemmy pink Tanzanite crystal with an orange/yellow color on the wide face and a great pink color when viewed on the narrow side faces.


C220 - Pink Tanzanite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


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Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220a.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220b.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220c.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220d.jpg]

Three interconnected pink Tanzanite crystals with attached zeolites. There is a little bit of blue at the base. Undamaged.


C231 - Diamond $ 2500
Sierra Leone
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


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Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/c231a.jpg] Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/c231b.jpg] Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/c231c.jpg] Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/c231d.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal. Great luster with trigonal hillocks and indentations. All tips are present, with two showing stepped growth, possibly due to twinning. Translucent with gem zones. Stunning and rare gem crystal. Weighs 7.55 carats.


C235 - Diamond $ 1900
Congo
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235a.jpg] Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235b.jpg] Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235c.jpg]

Complete Diamond crystal in the form of a distorted cube. The surface has a dimpled appearance, but it appears clear inside. Weighs 3.25 carats.
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