Selected Specimens

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A161 - Elbaite $ 500 (=~ ¥ 51760)
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm


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Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a161a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a161b.jpg]

Single gemmy green crystal. Rich green color with a faint pink near the base. Complete and undamaged.


A596 - Apatite on Goshenite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 77640)
Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596a.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596b.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596c.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596d.jpg]

Double terminated yellow and pink bi-color Apatite crystals reaching 8mm attached to the side of an etched Goshenite crystal. Superb for this find. Most of the Apatites are on the backside, but one is present near the base of the frontside of the Goshenite.


A597 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 2500 (=~ ¥ 258799)
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan
large cabinet - 18 x 12 x 8 cm


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Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A597a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A597c.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A597d.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A597e.jpg]

Clusters of gem Aquamarine crystals nestled in Muscovite blades. Individual Aquamarine crystals reach 4.5 x 2.2 cm in size.  The crystals are glassy and transparent. Nearly pristine with only one tiny chip on one crystal, otherwise undamaged. Large and showy specimen.


E222 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 400 (=~ ¥ 41408)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 2.0 cm


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Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e222a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e222b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e222c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Cuprite crystals with Silver. This is a rare association with this mine being the only I'm aware of that produces this association. Additionally, there is a 1.3cm Copper crystal group attached to one end.


E231 - Cuprite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 28986)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e231a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e231b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e231c.jpg]

Razor sharp intergrown pair of Cuprite crystals with good luster. Complete floater though back tip is slightly truncated and does not come to a point, undamaged.


A933 - Titanite with Ferro Actinolite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31056)
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
miniature - 4.8 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Titanite with Ferro Actinolite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a933a.jpg] Titanite with Ferro Actinolite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a933b.jpg] Titanite with Ferro Actinolite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a933c.jpg]

Floater cluster of twinned Titanite crystals intergrown with Ferro Actinolite. Olive green to yellowish brown in color with gem areas. Nice form, well crystallized all around.


A941 - Titanite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31056)
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm


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Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a941a.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a941b.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a941c.jpg]

Translucent to transparent twinned Titanite crystal from an unusual Paki locality that rarely produces. Olive green to yellowish brown in color with the extremely deep V along the top edge, characteristic for this locality. Well formed complete crystal with one small attached crystal.


A949 - Calcite on Stibnite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31056)
Henan Prov., China
cabinet - 10.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/A949a.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/A949b.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/A949c.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/A949e.jpg]

Terminated Stibnite crystal with two attached white Calcite crystals to 3.5cm wide. I've had this piece for over 10 years and still have not seen one with larger and better Calcites, despite the quantities that have come out.


NA283 - Boleite $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 124224)
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na283a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na283b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na283c.jpg]

Boleite cubes on a stabilized clay matrix. Two cubes are on the front face, largest is 7mm on the diagonal, with a multitude of smaller crystals present on top, some intergrown with green Paratacamite.


TS100 - Cerussite on Mottramite $ 4500 (=~ ¥ 465839)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100a.jpg] Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100b.jpg] Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100c.jpg]

Stunning Cerussite crystal set atop a mound of Mottramite. The Cerussite is 4.3cm wide and complete all around. The Mottramite is sparkly mounds of a particularly deep forrest green color.


A150 - Lazurite $ 1500 (=~ ¥ 155280)
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150a.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150b.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150c.jpg]

Sharply formed Lazurite crystals (which is uncommon) to 3cm in marble matrix.


CH102 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31056)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102a.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102b.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102c.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/CH102d.jpg]

Classic combination specimen from Yaogangxian composed of a single Ferberite crystal with the backside and top overgrown by fine yellow Muscovite crystals, with Flourite cubes, Arsenopyrite, and clear Quartz crystals. .


A265 - Titanite $ 1000 (=~ ¥ 103520) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 500 (=~ ¥ 51760)
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a265a.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a265b.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a265c.jpg]

Single 5cm tall Titanite crystal with black Ferro Actinolite crystals on Calcite matrix. Titanite is sharp and gemmy with a green/yellow/brown coloration. This is an uncommon locality that seldomly produces, with matrix specimens uncommon. .


E388 - Stibnite $ 270 (=~ ¥ 27950)
Baiut, Romania
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm


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Stibnite from Baiut, Romania [db_pics/pics/e388a.jpg] Stibnite from Baiut, Romania [db_pics/pics/e388b.jpg] Stibnite from Baiut, Romania [db_pics/pics/e388c.jpg]

Thick, flat Stibnite crystals in an attractive spray formation. Individual crystals reach 1.5cm wide. Undamaged.


SA847 - Rose Quartz $ 450 (=~ ¥ 46584)
Jequitinhonha River pegmatite, near Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Rose Quartz from Jequitinhonha River pegmatite, near Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa847a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Jequitinhonha River pegmatite, near Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa847b.jpg]

Superb Rose Quartz crystal formation atop a single white Quartz crystal.
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37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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