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A948 - Azurite $ 150 (=~ € 137) SOLD
Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 4.1 x 3 cm


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Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a948a.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a948b.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite crystals, fully crystallized on all sides. Small sub-spheres of Azurite bulge out in various areas, with a few specks of green Malachite present among the Azurite crystals. Undamaged. Nothing but solid Azurite, looks like a flattened sphere with various bulges here and there.


A950 - Apatite $ 1200 (=~ € 1096) SOLD
Le U Village, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm


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Apatite from Le U Village, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a950a.jpg] Apatite from Le U Village, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a950b.jpg] Apatite from Le U Village, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a950c.jpg] Apatite from Le U Village, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a950d.jpg]

Gem quality blue Apatite crystal from a limited find with no recent production. Most found had blotches of frosted surface luster and a melted-looking form. This crystal is one of the best, if not the best, thumbnail from the find with zero amount of frosted luster - glassy all over. The form is also good with sharp crystal faces on the entire upper half with some etching on the lower half.


A951 - Apatite $ 350 (=~ € 320) SOLD
Le U Village, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Apatite from Le U Village, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a951a.jpg] Apatite from Le U Village, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a951b.jpg] Apatite from Le U Village, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a951c.jpg]

Gem quality blue Apatite crystal from a limited find with no recent production. Most found had blotches of frosted surface luster. This crystal is the best of the etched or melted-looking crystals in a lot I received many years ago. Gem quality. Appears to be a cluster of 3 crystals (2 oneone side and the thrid on the other) that meet and diverge ata  slight angle.  A floater with bright glassy surfaces everywhere.


A952 - Elbaite var. Indicolite $ 900 (=~ € 822) SOLD
Kunar Pro., Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Elbaite var. Indicolite from Kunar Pro., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a952a.jpg] Elbaite var. Indicolite from Kunar Pro., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a952b.jpg] Elbaite var. Indicolite from Kunar Pro., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a952c.jpg]

Single blue Elbaite with a couple shorter sidecar crystals. Best of a parcel I received years ago, from a pocket that produced crystals of fine blue color. Put this up against other indicolites and you will see how good the blue is as most other indicolites will be more blue/green in color.


AF665 - Scorodite $ 700 (=~ € 640) SOLD
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 3.4 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Scorodite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af665a.jpg] Scorodite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af665b.jpg] Scorodite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af665c.jpg] Scorodite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af665d.jpg] Scorodite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af665e.jpg]

Two isolated, GEM purple Scorodite crystals on matrix. Largest crystal is 6mm and looks like a faceted jewel.


AF667 - Cuprite $ 500 (=~ € 457) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af667a.jpg] Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af667b.jpg] Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af667c.jpg] Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af667d.jpg]

GEM Cuprite crystal on matrix with pink Dolomite. 1cm crystal that is fully transparent. It has a naturaly irregular growth at the very tip, but under a loupe there is one small part of the tip that is damaged, otherwise perfect. I bought this at the Desert Inn at the Tucson show about 25 years ago. A very nice Tsumeb cuprite.


AF656 - Pezzottaite $ 800 (=~ € 731) SOLD
Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Pezzottaite from Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af656a.jpg] Pezzottaite from Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af656b.jpg] Pezzottaite from Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af656c.jpg] Pezzottaite from Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af656d.jpg]

Translucent to transparent Pezzottaite crystal with rich raspberry color. From a parcel I purchased when these were first discovered, I kept this one for its prismatic crystal form compared to others which were the more typical flat, wafer-like form. The flat, bevelled termination face (1.2cm on longest dimension) looks like a faceted jewel.


NA277 - Apatite $ 400 (=~ € 365) SOLD
Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na277a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na277b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na277c.jpg]

Transparent gem quality Apatite crystal rising out of a matrix of Calcite, limonite, chalcedony, and magnetite. Superb quality crystal for locality AND on matrix (most are loose single crystals). Crystal extends 1.5 out of matrix, but is at least a 2cm crystal that could further be revealed with more trimming. There are another 2 gem crystals attached to the lower left.


NA278 - Adamite $ 700 (=~ € 640) SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 5.0 x 4.2 x 3 cm


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Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na278a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na278b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na278c.jpg]

Radial groups of greenish yellow Adamite. There is some Limonite present but specimen is about 80% solid Adamite. From older mining production.


NA279 - Grossular $ 400 (=~ € 365) SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na279a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na279b.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na279c.jpg]

Gem quality Grossular crystals to 9mm on matrix. Ex. Bruce Carter collection number 9304.


NA280 - Grossular with Diopside $ 300 (=~ € 274) SOLD
Mt. Belvidere, Eden Mills, Vermont
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


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Grossular with Diopside from Mt. Belvidere, Eden Mills, Vermont [db_pics/pics/na280a.jpg] Grossular with Diopside from Mt. Belvidere, Eden Mills, Vermont [db_pics/pics/na280b.jpg] Grossular with Diopside from Mt. Belvidere, Eden Mills, Vermont [db_pics/pics/na280c.jpg]

Gemmy Grossular crystal with attached Diopside, acquired from Hawthorneden approx. 15 years ago.


NA281 - Mangan Vesuvianite $ 300 (=~ € 274) SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Mangan Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na281a.jpg] Mangan Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na281b.jpg]

Translucent to transparent complete single crystal with deep purple coloration. Crystal is undamaged, though there is an incomplete small partial crystal attached to the back. Excellent color.


NA282 - Chrome Vesuvianite $ 200 (=~ € 183) SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


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Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na282a.jpg] Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na282b.jpg] Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na282c.jpg]

Translucent to transparent complete single crystal with bright emerald green coloration. Crystal is undamaged. Ex James Moyer collection.


NA284 - Apatite on Lazulite $ 650 (=~ € 594) SOLD
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
small cabinet - 9 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Apatite on Lazulite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/na284a.jpg] Apatite on Lazulite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/na284b.jpg] Apatite on Lazulite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/na284c.jpg] Apatite on Lazulite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/na284d.jpg]

Deep blue Lazulite crystals with crystals on front that are partially coated by micro white Apatite crystals. This is the best floater specimen from a large lot I purchased about 12 years ago. Fully crystallized on all sides with Siderite and Quartz crystals present on the backside. Very clean of damage with no damage on front and a couple almost unnoticable areas on back.


SA345 - Pyrargyrite $ 1600 (=~ € 1462) SOLD
San Genaro, Peru
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Dr. Wolfgang Pohl


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Pyrargyrite from San Genaro, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa345a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from San Genaro, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa345b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from San Genaro, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa345c.jpg] Pyrargyrite from San Genaro, Peru [db_pics/pics/SA345.mp4]

Cluster of thick Pyrargyrite crystals, complete all around. Four main crystals rise up to form the cluster, with smaller crystals at the base. This is from the Wolfgang Pohl collection with a label that indicates it was acquired at the 1985 Munich show for $680. Translucent to transparent cherry red when backlit. I have backlit one photo to show the color, but when held in the hand and backlit, the whole piece lights up, much better than the photo.

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