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B836 - Volkovskite $ 500 (=~ € 449)
Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
small cabinet - 6.4 x 4 x 3 cm


Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836a.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836b.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836c.jpg]

Intergrown crystal groups of rare Volkovskite. This recent find of Volkovskite set the world standard for the species. They were found as a biproduct of mining for potash, and because the Volkovskite damages mine machinery, the area where it was found is now avoided and it is unclear if anymore will be recovered.


B837 - Volkovskite $ 350 (=~ € 314)
Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm


Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b837a.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b837b.jpg]

Large, distinct crystals of rare Volkovskite. This recent find of Volkovskite set the world standard for the species. They were found as a biproduct of mining for potash, and because the Volkovskite damages mine machinery, the area where it was found is now avoided and it is unclear if anymore will be recovered.


B838 - Gold $ 350 (=~ € 314)
Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/b838a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/b838b.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/b838c.jpg]

Leaf-like crystalline Gold specimen with large crystals along the edges. Weighs 2.1 grams.


B840 - Barite on Calcite $ 300 (=~ € 269)
Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 5 cm


Barite on Calcite from Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/b840a.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/b840b.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/b840c.jpg]

Glassy, golden Barite crystals on lighter colored Calcite crystals from the famous find at the Meikle Mine. The Barite crystals reach over 3.5cm in size and are undamaged.


B842 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 300 (=~ € 269)
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 (=~ € 251)
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 (=~ € 1795)
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 (=~ € 673)
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 (=~ € 341)
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 (=~ € 4488)
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 (=~ € 1077)
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 (=~ € 1077)
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 (=~ € 251)
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 (=~ € 449)
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.


B857 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 250 (=~ € 224)
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b857a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b857b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b857c.jpg]

Double terminated Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is the only double terminated of the lot and has a uniform deep green coloration. there is some chipping present but overall it's in good condition. Weighs 31 grams.



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