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A845 - Aquamarine SOLD
Skardu Distric, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


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Aquamarine from Skardu Distric, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a845a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu Distric, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a845b.jpg]

Talk about a neat specimen. This unusual thumbnail sized Aqua is composed of a wider, shorter Aqua with a thin Aqua rising out of the termination. Note that this is not like a typical Aqua specimen that looks like this where there are two side by side crystals with one longer than the other.  In this specimen, the little crystal rised right out of the center of the termination of the shorter crystal. Undamaged.


A848 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 90 (=~ AUS$ 137) SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardy District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Elbaite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardy District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a848a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardy District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a848b.jpg]

Two terminated, color-zones Tourmaline crystals rising out of a Quartz crystal.


A847 - Petalite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 915) SOLD
Khet-chal, Molo, Momeik, Myanmar
thumbnail - 3.1 x 3 x 1.5 cm
ex.  James Houran


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Petalite from Khet-chal, Molo, Momeik, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a847a.jpg] Petalite from Khet-chal, Molo, Momeik, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a847b.jpg] Petalite from Khet-chal, Molo, Momeik, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a847c.jpg]

Gem quality single crystal with good glassy luster. Complete all around and of superb quality, and according to James Houran, the best he has ever seen in this size.


A849 - Spessartine with Quartz $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 305) SOLD
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
cabinet - 10 x 10 x 4 cm
ex.  James Houran


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Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a849a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a849b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a849c.jpg]

Nicely balanced specimen of bright orange Spessartine with light smokey Quartz crystals. Aside from the above average composition of this piece, another thing I like about this specimen is that many of the Quartz crystal have Spessartine inclusions inside, and the Quartz is transparent and lightly colored enough to make them readily visible.


A850 - Spessartine on Quartz $ 50 (=~ AUS$ 76) SOLD
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
ex.  James Houran


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Spessartine on Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a850a.jpg] Spessartine on Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a850b.jpg] Spessartine on Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a850c.jpg]

Bright orange spessartine on transparent Quartz crystals. Good quality piece from the Jim Houran collection.


A851 - Amethyst $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 457) SOLD
Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.5 cm
ex.  James Houran


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Amethyst from Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India [db_pics/pics/a851a.jpg] Amethyst from Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India [db_pics/pics/a851b.jpg] Amethyst from Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India [db_pics/pics/a851c.jpg]

Fine thumbnail cluster of Amethyst scepters. These were available for a short time a few years ago and I have not seen anymore since. Glassy, undamaged and very nice looking.


A853 - Anatase on Albite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 229) SOLD
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Anatase on Albite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a853a.jpg] Anatase on Albite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a853b.jpg]

Two Anatase crystals to 7mm set in snow-white, sparkling Albite crystals.


A856 - Anatase $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 183) SOLD
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a856a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a856b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a856c.jpg]

Cluster of 7 Anatase crystals, largest is a 1.3cm double terminated crystal.


AF327 - Amethyst $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 183) SOLD
Brandgerg, Namibia
miniature - 3.9 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
ex.  Charlie Key
ex.  James Houran


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Amethyst from Brandgerg, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af327a.jpg] Amethyst from Brandgerg, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af327b.jpg]

Fine scepter Quartz with both Amethst and smokey coloration. Light etching on many faces, complete and undamaged.


AF329 - Azurite SOLD
Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af329a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af329b.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with good sharp crystals on all sides. Loads of deep blue crystals all over specimen.  From 2011 finds.


NA165 - Fluorite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 305) SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm
ex.  James Houran
ex.  Willard Perkins


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Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na165a.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na165b.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na165c.jpg]

Selective etching creates these "scepter" Fluorites at Elmwood - the main faces are etched way leaving the corners of the original cubes. This one is a particularly good example. Willard Perkins collection #26508.

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