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J434 - Quartz with Rutile inclusions and Ilmenite $ 125
Itiabara, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.0 x 8.0 x 6.0 cm


Quartz with Rutile inclusions and Ilmenite from Itiabara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J434a.jpg] Quartz with Rutile inclusions and Ilmenite from Itiabara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J434b.jpg] Quartz with Rutile inclusions and Ilmenite from Itiabara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J434c.jpg] Quartz with Rutile inclusions and Ilmenite from Itiabara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J434d.jpg]

A large, classic, Brazilian Rutilated Quartz crystal showing golden Rutile needle-like crystals included throughout. One side has a natural hollow depression filled with silver-gray, flat Ilmenite crystals. The large Quartz crystal is in very good condition with only minor chipping in a few places. Ex. Chuck Trantham Collection, pre-1980.


J436 - Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions $ 70
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 3.6 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm


Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J436a.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J436b.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J436c.jpg]

A lustrous group of several Smoky Quartz crystals that shows golden acicular crystals of Rutile shooting through its interior. No damage to the main crystals which are complexly terminated all around. In addition, there are several white color rhombohedral crystals of an unidentified species included within the Quartz.


J437 - Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions $ 90
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J437a.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J437b.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J437c.jpg]

A single, double-terminated, glassy Smoky Quartz crystal that shows golden acicular crystals of Rutile shooting through its interior. No damage to the crystal which is complexly terminated all around. In addition, there are several white color rhombohedral crystals of an unidentified species included within the Quartz. Old label show a price of $120.


J438 - Quartz $ 150
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J438b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J438c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J438d.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j438a.jpg]


J439 - Smoky Quartz $ 80
Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm


Smoky Quartz from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California [db_pics/pics/J439a.jpg] Smoky Quartz from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California [db_pics/pics/J439b.jpg] Smoky Quartz from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California [db_pics/pics/J439d.jpg] Smoky Quartz from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California [db_pics/pics/J439e.jpg]

A fine, sharply terminated, complete Smoky Quartz crystal from this classic California locality. Only a small amount of micro-chipping here and there, otherwise a good sized, near-perfect example. Note that there is a small stepped growth near the termination as seen in photos - this is natural growth and not damage.


J440 - Quartz Scepter with sulfide inclusion $ 150
China
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm


Quartz Scepter with sulfide inclusion from China [db_pics/pics/J440a.jpg] Quartz Scepter with sulfide inclusion from China [db_pics/pics/J440b.jpg] Quartz Scepter with sulfide inclusion from China [db_pics/pics/J440c.jpg]

A water-clear Quartz scepter crystal with a perfect termination and an interesting black inclusion inside of a small bubble. Under magnification, the inclusion has the distinct appearance of a sulfide mineral, Chalcocite being a good possibility. All of the crystal faces are lustrous, razor sharp, and show no contact, chippng, etc.


J442 - Quartz with Schorl inclusions $ 160
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5.0 x 4.8 x 3.8 cm


Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442a.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442b.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442c.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442d.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442e.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442f.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442g.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442h.jpg]

A cluster of clear, sharply terminated Quartz crystals is host to several dark color Schorl Tourmaline crystals included within the center. The Schorl crystals are visible from both the front and back of the Quartz cluster. It comes with a very detailed Bob Trimingham label that notes an excellent provenance from some well-known collectors. No damage to any of the main crystals and only a minor amount of micro-chipping.


J443 - Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin $ 400
Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 7.7 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm


Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443a.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443b.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443c.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443d.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443e.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443f.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443g.jpg]

A superb group of flattened, translucent, and frosted Quartz crystals with the two largest forming a 7.8cm wide classic Japan Law Twin pair. No damage to any of the main crystals with the only visible contact being the point of attachment on the bottom. A beautiful classic Quartz presentation from the famous Washington Camp locality in Arizona. The specimen is accompanied by a wonderful accounting of it's provenance noted in the highly detailed label of Bob Trimingham.


J445 - Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar $ 240
Erongo Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.4 x 2.7 cm


Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445a.jpg] Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445b.jpg] Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445c.jpg] Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445d.jpg]

A pair of dark purple Amethyst crystals stand upright on a sculptural matrix of white Microcline Feldspar crystals. No damage to this aesthetic species combination.


J446 - Quartz Scepter with inclusions $ 160
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm


Quartz Scepter with inclusions from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J446a.jpg] Quartz Scepter with inclusions from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J446b.jpg] Quartz Scepter with inclusions from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J446c.jpg]

A fine quality, rare, full scepter Quartz crystal with minor red included Lepidocrocite, light smoky color, and fluid inclusions. In addition, there are inclusions of a beige color clay-like mineral. Fantastic to explore under magnification.


J447 - Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite $ 220
Cavnic, Romania
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.0 x 6.0 cm


Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447a.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447b.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447c.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447d.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447e.jpg]

A pair of large, double-terminated, Smoky Quartz crystals in parallel with each other, with a nice accent of brassy Pyrite crystals, faint pink color Manganocalcite, and white Calcite crystals. A beautiful combination of species with no apparant damage and only minimal chipping on the bottom.


J448 - Rose Quartz $ 125
Pittorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.2 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm


Rose Quartz from Pittorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J448a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pittorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J448b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pittorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J448c.jpg]

Glassy, lustrous, and transparent Rose Quartz crystals form a flower like cluster on white color Feldspar. Individual crystals of this color are relatively rare for Quartz, the mineral that is one of the most abundant species found on earth. Examples from Brazil are considered among the finest.


J450 - Andorite $ 220
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450a.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450b.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450c.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450d.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450e.jpg]

A cluster of silver-black Andorite crystals, a rare Lead, Silver, Antimony sulfide, intermixed with brassy color Pyrite and clusters of needle-like Jamesonite crystals. The best examples of the species have come from Bolivia. This one features numerous small, steel-grey color crystals that are multi-layered with an oriented growth pattern.


J454 - Stephanite $ 300
Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454d.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454e.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454a.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454b.jpg]

Bright metallic crystals of the Silver sulfosalt Stephanite in a group on contrasting white granular Quartz. A superb and rare Stephanite and Quartz combination from Fresnillo.


J458 - Prehnite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.1 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458c.jpg]

Gemmy bright lemon yellow crystal group of Prehnite in a spherical grouping with sharp ridges of crystals. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen on one side. The quality of the Prehnite excellent with big blocky crystals extending out of the main cluster, good luster, and very translucent. Minor contact or cleaving to a few areas. These are superb for Prehnite.



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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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