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J75 - Cerussite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J75a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J75b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J75c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears they are from a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal group has flat, lustrous front and back faces and highly complex terminatation growth along the edges. It's actually an intergrowth of two crystal groups, one turned slightly to a different angle than the main group. The only visible contact is at the bottom near the remaining small bit of matrix.


J76 - Cerussite $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 311)
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.5 x 3.0 x 1.3 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J76a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J76b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J76c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears they are from a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has flat, lustrous front and back faces and highly complex terminatation growth along the edges. Minor damage to one side of the edge terminations and near the bottom where a small bit of matrix remains.


J77 - Cerussite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.9 x 2.9 x 2.0 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J77a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J77b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J77c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears they are from a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has flat, lustrous front and back faces and highly complex terminatation growth along the edges. Minor damage to some of the bottom edge terminations near the small bit of matrix that remains.


J78 - Cerussite $ 160 (=~ AUS$ 207)
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.5 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J78a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J78b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J78c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears they are from a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has flat, lustrous front and back faces and highly complex terminatation growth along the edges. Minor chipping to some of the edge terminations and near the small bit of matrix that remains.


J79 - Cerussite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 155)
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.6 x 1.0 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J79a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J79b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J79c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears they are from a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has flat, lustrous front and back faces and highly complex terminatation growth along the edges. Minor damage to some of the edge terminations.


J80 - Spessartine $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J80a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J80b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J80c.jpg]

A fairly equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with a couple of points of contact and/or small natural surface pits. Rich bright citrus orange coloration throughout. Weighs 249 carats.


J81 - Spessartine $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J81a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J81b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J81c.jpg]

An equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with a few small natural surface pits and minor black inclusions. Rich bright citrus orange coloration throughout with a few gemmy areas. Weighs 151 carats.


J82 - Spessartine $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648)
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J82a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J82b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J82c.jpg]

An equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no points of contact. Rich bright citrus orange coloration throughout with several gem-like areas. A very clean example for the species. Weighs 254 carats.


J83 - Spessartine $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648)
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J83a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J83b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J83c.jpg]

An equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with only a few small natural surface pits and no black inclusions. Rich bright citrus orange coloration throughout. Weighs 296 carats.


J84 - Spessartine $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J84a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J84b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J84c.jpg]

An equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with a couple of points of contact and black inclusions throughout, but a few clear gemmy orange areas. Weighs 162 carats.


C661 - Tourmaline $ 3500 (=~ AUS$ 4534)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c661a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c661b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c661c.jpg]

Large single Tourmaline crystal that grades from pink to green then back to pink at the termination. Strong color with a steep pyramidal termination. A little more pink than the photos, and the green zone is a better green, and though somewhat dark in the photos, is very gemmy. Undamaged. Weighs 67.2 grams.


C662 - Tourmaline $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 972)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.1 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662d.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662e.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal with atached Lepidolite. Good pink color with a darker red at the termination. One tiny nick, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 9.4 grams.


C665 - Shattuckite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665a.jpg] Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665b.jpg] Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665c.jpg] Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665d.jpg]

Solid mass of Shattuckite and Malachite with a thin coating of Chrysocolla on the outside. The Shattuckite forms satiny, fibrous radial groups with Malachite filling the spaces in between.


C670 - Spessartine $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 842)
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c670a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c670b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c670c.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color and no black inclusions. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good form and color. A large crystal of red mica is grown into part of the backside faces. Undamaged.


C671 - Aquamarine $ 850 (=~ AUS$ 1101)
Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
miniature - 3.7 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


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Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671a.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671b.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671c.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671d.jpg]

Transparent Aquamarine crystal with the good blue color Vietnamese Aqua are known for. An undamaged crystal that is fully transparent top to bottom.
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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
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