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T473 - Rhodochrosite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.1 cm


Rhodochrosite from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t473a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t473b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t473c.jpg]

Translucent Rhodochrosite rhombs to 1.2cm on a mica matrix. This is an older piece and very uncommon to find on a mound of mica rather than the more typical Quartz crystals.


T475 - Eosphorite on Rose Quartz $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 518)
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 (=~ AUS$ 492)
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.


T478 - Elbaite over Liddicoatite $ 480 (=~ AUS$ 622)
Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3 cm


Elbaite over Liddicoatite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t478a.jpg] Elbaite over Liddicoatite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t478b.jpg] Elbaite over Liddicoatite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t478c.jpg]

Green Elbaite over a red Liddicoatite core. This is the largest crystal from a small lot from this find I obtained several years ago, and I've not seen many, if any, since. Weighs 84 grams.


T479 - Siegenite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 233)
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 (=~ AUS$ 291)
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 (=~ AUS$ 291)
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 (=~ AUS$ 324)
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 (=~ AUS$ 8420)
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.


T500 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
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 (=~ AUS$ 583)
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 (=~ AUS$ 233)
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 (=~ AUS$ 5829)
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.


T512 - Kunzite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Kunar Province, Afghansitan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghansitan [db_pics/pics/t512a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghansitan [db_pics/pics/t512b.jpg]

Light green Kunzite crystal with unusually good, flat termination faces. Slight etching in areas. Undamaged.


T514 - Apatite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t514a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t514b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t514c.jpg]

Group of glassy Apatite crystals on a mica covered matrix. The apatite crystals have a nice pink color with a darker central band. Undamaged.



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