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C334 - Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite $ 300
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
cabinet - 12.5 x 8 x 6 cm


Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334c.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334d.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334e.jpg]

Solid mass of Sphalerite crystals forms the matrix for deep purple cubic Fluorite crystals. The Fluorite crystals are partially etched away. The Fluorites show the glassy, gemmy 'Carthage Corners' that Fluorite from this mine is noted for. A cluster of cream colored Barite adds accent. A chip on one Fluorite corner, otherwise undamaged.


C343 - Sphaerosiderite $ 200
Mont Dore, France
miniature - 3.8 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343a.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343b.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343c.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343d.jpg]

Vug filled with hemispheres of Sphaerosiderite. Another small vug filled with Sphaerosiderite on the backside too. This is from the Al McGuinness collection, and comes with Al's label plus 3 older labels (four total labels), plus another label affixed to the back of the specimen.


C344 - Cuprite with Copper $ 300
New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344d.jpg]

Solid mass of Cuprite crystals intergrown with elongated, wire-like crystals of Copper.


C345 - Silver with Calcite $ 800
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 1.0 cm


Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345a.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345b.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345c.jpg]

Lattice-like crystals of Silver on Calcite. Longer spinel-twinned crystal rise up out of the Calcite, with smaller crystals filling in. This is out an old collection that looks like it was put together in the 1970s. The Silver has a natural dark patina that could easy be brightened up if desired.


C350 - Malachite and Azurite $ 350
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350a.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350b.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350c.jpg]

Botryoidal crystals of Azurite with areas of bright, chatoyant Malachite. The color of the Azurite is superb, as is the combination of colors. The matrix is composed of nodules of a vitreous black mineral.


C353 - Tanzanite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 270
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353c.jpg]

A 2cm purple/blue Tanzanite crystal on a Calcite covered matrix with numerous other small partial Tanzanite crystals. Comes with an old label showing a price of $1100.


C357 - Apophyllite $ 250
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c357a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c357b.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C358 - Apophyllite $ 300
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358c.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C361 - Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz $ 150 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 90
Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c361a.jpg] Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c361b.jpg]

New find of pink Calcite with attached clusters of Malachite all covered by a layer of sparkling Quartz crystals.


C364 - Aquamarine with Spessartine $ 280
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364a.jpg] Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364b.jpg] Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364c.jpg]

Gem 3.1cm Aqua crystal on Albite with attached Spessartine crystals. Undamaged.


C365 - Cinnabar $ 450
Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c365a.jpg] Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c365b.jpg] Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c365c.jpg] Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c365d.jpg]

Deep red, translucent twinned Cinnabar crystals on matrix associated with Quartz crystals. Hard to find specimen from an uncommon old locality. Main crystal is 8mm and perfect.


C369 - Kunzite on Quartz $ 1250
Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


Kunzite on Quartz from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c369a.jpg] Kunzite on Quartz from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c369b.jpg] Kunzite on Quartz from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c369c.jpg]

Three terminated Kunzite crystals rising out of a Quartz matrix. The Kunzite crystals are transparent with great color, especially given their size. The Kunzites extend up approximately 2.5 cm and the alrger are 1cm thick. Highly aesthetic and unusual matrix Kunzite.


C371 - Smithsonite $ 1800
Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 13 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371c.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371d.jpg]

Thick layer of botryoidal blue/green Smithsonite. Large undamaged specimen out of an old collection.


C374 - Dioptase $ 3500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 3 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c374a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c374b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c374c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c374d.jpg]

Bright and gemmy Dioptase crystals covering matrix. There are a couple damaged crystals present but the vast majority are perfect and the luster and transparency are great. This is out of an old collection built in the 1970s and on the market for the first time since then.


C375 - Calcite $ 500
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
large cabinet - 20 x 14 x 10 cm


Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c375a.jpg] Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c375b.jpg]

Large double-terminated Calcite crystal. Multiple tips on one end. This is an undamaged floater with no points of attachment. Great quality for such a beast of a crystal!



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