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B842 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 399)
Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842c.jpg]

Fine quality crystals of Gersdorffite with bright green Annabergite adding good color contrast.


B843 - Azurite with Malachite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 373)
La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/b843a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/b843b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/b843c.jpg]

Choice floater crystal group of Azurite with a couple small areas of Malachite adding color contrast. Complete and undamaged all around. Both sides shown.


B847 - Morganite $ 2000 (=~ AUS$ 2663)
Skardu, Pakistan
cabinet - 14 x 12 x 10 cm


Morganite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b847a.jpg] Morganite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b847b.jpg] Morganite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b847c.jpg]

Large Morganite crystal a full 12cm wide across the termination. Glassy luster with interesting hexagonal growth structures across the top of the termination. There is a mass of light purple Lepidolite attached to the backside. Large, impressive gem crystal.


B848 - Apatite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 999)
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 4.8 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm


Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848a.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848b.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848c.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848d.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848e.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848f.jpg]

Three purple Apatite crystals on Albite. Main crystal is 1.8cm wide with great purple color. Afghani purple Apatite can be great but ususally dissapoints with perhaps less than 10% of the specimen I see being of interest, when you can find any. This specimen delivers.


B849 - Apatite on Quartz $ 380 (=~ AUS$ 506)
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b849a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b849b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b849c.jpg]

Purple Apatite crystals to 1cm atop Quartz. Undamaged and the Apatite has good luster.


B852 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 5000 (=~ AUS$ 6658)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b852a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b852b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b852c.jpg]

Tall, gemmy Tanzanite crystal with attached Prehnite on one side. This is a natural, unheated crystal and has a honey/brown core at the bottom to prove it. In excellent condition all around with just a couple tiny, insignificant edge chips that can be found with a loupe.


B853 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1598)
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853c.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 73 grams.


B854 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1598)
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854d.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 35 grams.


B855 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 373)
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b855a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b855b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b855c.jpg]

Fantastic partial Chrome Tourmaline crystal from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal has intense green coloration. It's not a complete crystal but the color is excellent. Weighs 22 grams.


B856 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 666)
Landanai, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856b.jpg]

Large partial Chrome Tourmaline crystal from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 110 grams.


B862 - Grandidierite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1598)
Anosy Region, Tulear Province, Madagascar
cabinet - 9.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Grandidierite from Anosy Region, Tulear Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b862a.jpg] Grandidierite from Anosy Region, Tulear Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b862b.jpg] Grandidierite from Anosy Region, Tulear Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b862c.jpg]

Large specimen of rare Grandidierite, in fact the largest single piece I've ever seen, with some attached Feldspar. Grandidierite is a rare magnesium aluminum borosilicate first discovered in 1902 in the Anosy Region of Madagascar. Crystals are very rare and ususally the best you can hope for are some crystal faces, and this specimen has crystal faces on part of one side. Grandidierite often appears on lists of the 10 rarest gems in the world.


B864 - Fluorite with Chalcopyrite $ 490 (=~ AUS$ 652)
Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 5.5 cm


Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/b864a.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/b864b.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/b864c.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/b864d.jpg]

Yellow cubic Fluorite crystals with small attached Chalcopyrite crystals. The Fluorite is color zoned with a thin outler layer of light blue. In excellent conditon with all the edges and corners perfect.


B866 - Bastnasite-(Ce) $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1 cm


Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866a.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866b.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866c.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866d.jpg]

Well formed floater cluster of Bastnasite crystals. The main crystal is good sized with uniform thickness and sharp, crisp edges. The color is a translucent rootbeer brown with an outer zone of yellow.


B867 - Bastnasite-(Ce) $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200)
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm


Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b867a.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b867b.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b867c.jpg]

Well formed Bastnasite crystal, translucent rootbeer brown in color. Complete and undamaged.


B869 - Spessartine with Galena $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 399)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b869a.jpg] Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b869b.jpg] Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b869c.jpg]

Bright and glassy Spessartine crystals in a matrix of Galena.



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