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J261 - Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 180
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm


Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J261a.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J261b.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J261c.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J261d.jpg]

Specimen of Realgar and Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure.


J262 - Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 125
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262a.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262b.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262c.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262d.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262e.jpg]

Specimen of Realgar and Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure. Display face only show Realgar but Orpiment is present along the back sides.


J263 - Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 125
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 1.2 cm


Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J263a.jpg] Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J263b.jpg] Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J263c.jpg]

Specimen of Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure.


J265 - Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 125
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J265a.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J265b.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J265c.jpg]

Specimen of Realgar and Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure.


J269 - Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 125
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 1.5 cm


Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J269a.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J269b.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J269c.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J269d.jpg]

Specimen of Realgar and Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure.


J320 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 325
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
small cabinet - 6.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J320a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J320b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J320c.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J320d.jpg]

Double terminated clear Quartz crystal with inclusions of purple Fluorite crystals. These were found one time perhaps 10 years ago and have not been found since. I count 5 included Fluorite crystals. Undamaged.


J322 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 220
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4.7 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J322a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J322b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J322c.jpg]

Pair of attached, double-terminated clear Quartz crystals with inclusions of purple Fluorite crystals. These were found one time perhaps 10 years ago and have not been found since. There are 2 included Fluorite crystals. Undamaged.


J321 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 250
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
small cabinet - 6.0 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J321a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J321b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J321c.jpg]

Double terminated clear Quartz crystal with inclusions of purple Fluorite crystals. These were found one time perhaps 10 years ago and have not been found since. I count 5 included Fluorite crystals plus some neat negative crystals where the Fluorite dissolved away. A couple tiny edge chips but basically undamaged.


J319 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 350
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
small cabinet - 6.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm


Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J319a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J319b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J319c.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J319d.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J319e.jpg]

Double terminated clear Quartz crystal with inclusions of purple Fluorite crystals. These were found one time perhaps 10 years ago and have not been found since. I count at least 10 included Fluorite crystals. A couple tiny edge chips but basically undamaged.


J318 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 320
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
small cabinet - 7.9 x 2 x 1.7 cm


Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J318a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J318b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J318c.jpg]

Double terminated clear Quartz crystal with inclusions of purple Fluorite crystals. These were found one time perhaps 10 years ago and have not been found since. There are 2 included Fluorite crystals. A couple edge chips but in overall great condition.


J267 - Pyrhottite $ 260
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267a.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267b.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267c.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267d.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267e.jpg]

Large, chunky single Pyrhottite crystal from Mexico. This is from an old collection and these are now uncommon to find. Besides being a large crystal, it has an interesting purple sheen over much of the surface.


J317 - Spinel $ 750
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J317a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J317b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J317g.jpg]

Superb floater cluster of octahedral purple Spinel crystals from a new find. Complete all around and undamaged. Good luster and translucency.


J306 - Diopside $ 950
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306c.jpg]

Single Diopside crystal with intense lime green color. Complete all around and undamaged with some Tanzanite attached to the lower left side. Translucent to transparent.


J232 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J232a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J232b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J232c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Fantastic color and undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 12 grams.


J307 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307d.jpg]

Complete single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite and two terminated Diopside crystals.



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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
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