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B138 - Erythrite $ 950
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b138a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b138b.jpg]

Incredible specimen of two attached ball-shaped formations of Erythrite crystals. A rare floater specimen for this species, crystallized all around. Definitely different than most Erythrites you will encounter.


B141 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 850
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California
cabinet - 12 x 10 x 8 cm


Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b141a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b141b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b141c.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b141d.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b141e.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b141f.jpg]

Large smokey Quartz crystal on matrix with a bright, gemmy pink 4.3cm Elbaite crystal crossing near the termination of the smokey Quartz crystal. The Elbaite is gemmy and well terminated. There are many other lesser Elbaites too and an abundance of bright purple Lepidolite. Very showing California Tourmaline specimen! Sawcut on backside.


B144 - Tourmaline slice $ 200
Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast, Transbaikal, Russia
miniature - 3.9 x 3.8 x 0.4 cm


Tourmaline slice from Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast, Transbaikal, Russia [db_pics/pics/b144a.jpg] Tourmaline slice from Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast, Transbaikal, Russia [db_pics/pics/b144b.jpg]

Polished slice (polished on both sides) of yellow Tourmaline with a pink edge. This is a good sized slice and I love the yllow color, which is uncommon for Tourmaline.


B146 - Turquoise $ 90
Karkaralinsk, Karagandy Prov., Kazakhstan
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.0 cm


Turquoise from Karkaralinsk, Karagandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/b146a.jpg]

Three colors of Turquoise - a medium blue center with a thin light blue zone around it followed by a dark inky blue, all in a dark brown matrix. A nodule that has been cut and polished on one side.


B148 - Calcite on Tanzanite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.0 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm


Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b148a.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b148b.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b148c.jpg]

Gemmy, complete Tanzanite crystal. Top luster and undamaged. When you see a loose single Tanzanite crystal it's easy to assume it was broken off matrix during mining, however the calcite on the bottom and backside of this crystal demonstrates that this crystal detached from the matrix naturally after formation. I think this is a very good value for a crystal of this size and quality.


B150 - Elbaite with Lepidolite $ 850
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California
miniature - 3.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Elbaite with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b150a.jpg] Elbaite with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b150b.jpg] Elbaite with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b150c.jpg]

Stunning single Elbaite crystal with attached books of bright purple Lepidolite. The Elbaite is 1.2cm wide with a classic bubble-gum pink color with a thin green zone at the termination, with good transparency.


B165 - Chamosite psuedo. Almandine $ 500
Michigamme Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan
small cabinet - 6 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm


Chamosite psuedo. Almandine from Michigamme Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b165a.jpg] Chamosite psuedo. Almandine from Michigamme Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b165b.jpg]

Large single crystal of Almandine replaced by Chamosite (the iron analogue of Clinochlore in the Chlorite group of minerals) from the upper peninsula of Michigan. A complete crystal in good condition with good size too, as most found were less than 3cm. The old label indicates it was in the Paul Zimmerman collection and identified it as 'Aphrosiderite' after Garnet, however Aphrosiderite is an obsolete name and Chamosite is the correct species name.


B166 - Sulphohalite on Halite $ 350
Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Sulphohalite on Halite from Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/b166a.jpg] Sulphohalite on Halite from Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/b166b.jpg] Sulphohalite on Halite from Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/b166c.jpg]

Intergrown cluster of yellow Sulphohalite crystals in and on transparent Halite. This is an exceptional specimen as most Sulphohalites were found as loose crystals, this one considered the best of this particular find.


B169 - Fluorite $ 2500
Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia
cabinet - 10 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/b169a.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/b169b.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/b169c.jpg]

A 4cm Fluorite cube on matrix with Sphalerite. The Fluorite is a sea foam green with inclusions of white Aragonite needles. Fluorites from this find and this particular color are uncommon and hard to find. There is minor chipping present, otherwise the crystal is pristine with glassy luster and razor sharp edges. A hard to find piece for a Fluorite collector.


B170 - Malachite $ 450
Kasompi Mine, Katanga Prov., Congo
cabinet - 9.5 x 8 x 5 cm


Malachite from Kasompi Mine, Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b170a.jpg] Malachite from Kasompi Mine, Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b170b.jpg] Malachite from Kasompi Mine, Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b170c.jpg]

Large cluster of fibrous Malachite crystals. The groupings of numerous intergrown clusters really reflect alot of light back at the viewer. Out of the plentiful amounts of Malachite specimens that have come out of the Congo in recent years, this one has more brightness and visual appeal than most.


B171 - Barite on Calcite $ 350
Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota [db_pics/pics/b171a.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota [db_pics/pics/b171b.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota [db_pics/pics/b171c.jpg]

Pristine, transparent 3.6cm long Barite crystal on yellow calcite crystals. The Calcite too are good sized, reaching 7mm.


B172 - Cylindrite $ 450
Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm


Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b172a.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b172b.jpg]

Exceptionally rich Cylindrite specimen composed almost entirely of spray formations of Cylindrite crystals. The crystal clusters reach 4 cm in length.


B176 - Azurite $ 650
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 3 cm


Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b176a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b176b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b176c.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b176d.jpg]

Deep blue Azurite specimen (solid Azurite) with a bright polish on one side. There are both deep blue crystallized vugs present and lighter, powder blue non-crystallized vugs.


B184 - Ilvaite $ 350
Laxey Mine, Owyhee Co., Idaho
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


Ilvaite from Laxey Mine, Owyhee Co., Idaho [db_pics/pics/b184a.jpg] Ilvaite from Laxey Mine, Owyhee Co., Idaho [db_pics/pics/b184b.jpg] Ilvaite from Laxey Mine, Owyhee Co., Idaho [db_pics/pics/b184c.jpg]

Fine double-terminated Ilvaite crystal, complete and undamaged but for some slight chipping. There is iron staining on part of the crystal which could be easily removed, but as is provides some color contrast. The old label indicates this specimen was photographed back in 1961, so it's at least 50 years old (out of the ground that is).


B487 - Boleite $ 850
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
large cabinet - 16 x 10 x 7 cm


Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487c.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487d.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487e.jpg]

Large matrix specimen with numerous Boleite crystals. Matrix Boleite specimens, when available, are most commonly composed of dried clay containing Boleite crystals. This specimen is uncommon for both it's size and that the matrix is composed of hard rock and Gypsum. There are also cream colored Anglesite crystals present. The Boleite cubes reach 8mm in largest dimension. I count 9 larger Boleites, plus many more tiny crystals. This is a rare specimen from a long closed mine.



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