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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.


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.


J233 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 250
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J233a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J233b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J233c.jpg]

Double-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 except for a small contact area on the bottom termination. Weighs 7.6 grams.


J301 - Zircon $ 180
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J301a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J301b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J301c.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J301d.jpg]

Fine quality undamaged single Zircon crystal with good reddish color. Good transparency.


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.


J308 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J308d.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j308a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j308b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j308c.jpg]

Tsavorite crystals on Graphite with attached Pyrite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged. The main crystal is 1cm and transparent.


J309 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J309a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J309b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J309c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J309e.jpg]

Tsavorite crystals on Graphite with attached Pyrite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged. The main crystal is 1cm and transparent.


J310 - Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310d.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310e.jpg]

Tsavorite crystals on Graphite with attached Pyrite. Two terminated Diopside crystals are squeezed between the Tsavorite and Graphite. Complete all around and undamaged. The main crystal is 1.5cm wide.


J305 - Bismuth with Fluorite $ 1500
Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England
miniature - 3.8 x 3.3 x 1.0 cm


Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305a.jpg] Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305b.jpg] Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305c.jpg] Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305d.jpg]

Historic specimen of crystallized Bismuth with Fluorite. Comes with old labels from Cal Graeber, the Nick Carruth collection, and Ward's Natural Science.


J311 - Spinel $ 120
Crazy Sphinx Mine, Lewis & Clark Co., Montana, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Spinel from Crazy Sphinx Mine, Lewis & Clark Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J311a.jpg] Spinel from Crazy Sphinx Mine, Lewis & Clark Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J311b.jpg] Spinel from Crazy Sphinx Mine, Lewis & Clark Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J311c.jpg]

A 1.8cm blue Spinel crystal atop a tan matirix. Slight chipping but it's in overall great condition.


J230 - Wulfenite $ 250
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 0.3 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J230a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J230b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J230c.jpg]

Lustrous single red/orange Wulfenite crystal on a small amount of matrix. Undamaged and complete all around with areas of transparency.


J231 - Wulfenite $ 250
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J231a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J231b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J231c.jpg]

Lustrous single red/orange Wulfenite crystals with a small amount of matrix. Undamaged and complete all around with areas of transparency.


TU240 - Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240a.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240b.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240c.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240d.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240e.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Fluorite cubes to 3cm on edge grown around a cluster of Arsenopyrite crystals. The Fluorite have green and purple color zones. A 3cm Ferberite crystal extends into the upper back of the Fluorite cluster and there are Quartz crystals attached to the top. I found one small edge nick on a side crystal, otherwise undamaged. Bright and showy, better than photos.


TU241 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 6 cm


Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241c.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241d.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241e.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Quartz crystal, coated on one half with fine mica crystals, with attached green Fluorite. Undamaged and good all around.



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