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J139 - Agate after Shell $ 50
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J139a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J139b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J139c.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found.


J141 - Agate after Shell $ 60
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
miniature - 3.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J141a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J141b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J141c.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found.


J142 - Agate after Shell $ 200
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 2.9 x 1.2 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J142a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J142b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J142c.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/j142d.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent grey agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found. Fine quality example of a lesser seen species.


J143 - Agate after Shell $ 200
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 2.9 x 1.2 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J143a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J143b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J143c.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/j143d.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent grey agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found. Fine quality example of a lesser seen species.


J144 - Agate after Shell $ 200
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 3.3 x 1.3 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J144a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J144b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J144c.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/j144d.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent grey agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found. Fine quality example of a lesser seen species.


J145 - Agate after Shell $ 120
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J145a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J145b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J145c.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found. Fine quality example of an uncommonly seen species.


J146 - Agate after Shell $ 220
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.4 x 3 x 2.6 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J146a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J146b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J146c.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found. Fine quality large specimen.


J147 - Agate after Shell $ 150
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J147a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J147b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J147c.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found. Much larger than most.


J154 - Spinel $ 150
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J154a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J154b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J154c.jpg]

Octahedral pink Spinel crystal. Complete crystal with good luster. A tiny chip on one point, otherwise undamaged.


J156 - Spinel $ 150
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J156a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J156b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J156c.jpg]

Complete octahedral pink Spinel crystal with good color. Complete all around with some natural etching/edge wear.


J157 - Spinel $ 120
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J157a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J157b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J157c.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystal from a new find. Complete all around and undamaged. Good luster and translucency.


J158 - Spinel $ 190
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J158a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J158b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J158c.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j158d.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j158e.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystals from a new find. Complete all around with minor edge wear on one edge, otherwise undamaged. Good luster and translucency.


J159 - Spinel $ 100
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 2 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J159a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J159b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J159c.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystals from a new find. Complete all around with minor chipping in areas but in overall good condition. Good luster and translucency.


J160 - Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase $ 200
Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 0.9 cm


Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J160a.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J160b.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J160c.jpg]

Psuedomorph of Quartz and Topaz after a double-terminated Orthoclase. These were found in the 1920s at the type locality for Topaz in Germany. Complete all around and undamaged specimen. These are rarely available, this one traded out of the collection of the Freiberg Mining University Museum.


J161 - Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase $ 200
Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany
miniature - 3.3 x 1.8 x 0.6 cm


Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J161a.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J161b.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J161c.jpg]

Psuedomorph of Quartz and Topaz after a double-terminated Orthoclase. These were found in the 1920s at the type locality for Topaz in Germany. Complete all around and undamaged specimen. These are rarely available, this one traded out of the collection of the Freiberg Mining University Museum.



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