Selected Specimens

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J78 - Cerussite $ 160
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.


C673 - Azurite $ 850
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673d.jpg]

Cluster of stout, intergrown Azurite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged except for a couple of tiny, trivial nicks and a small partial crystal attached to one side. Good blue color overall with areas of bright 'electric' blue. There is an old collection number affixed to the bottom.


J89 - Amethyst $ 250
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.2 cm


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Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J89a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J89b.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J89c.jpg]

Cluster of glassy Amethyst crystals from 2018 finds. Good purple color. Fine and undamaged.


J97 - Amethyst $ 90 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 45
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


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Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J97a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J97b.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J97c.jpg]

Double-terminated Amethyst crystal from 2018 finds. Glassy surface luster with medium purple color. There are some indentations on the backside but it's all fully crystallized natural growth. Undamaged with a few atttached tiny white Quartz crystals that it grew upon.

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