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J417 - Quartz on Prehnite $ 750 SOLD
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm


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Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417a.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417b.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417c.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417d.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417e.jpg]

Criss-crossing Quartz crystals with smokey scepters atop a mound of green Prehnite. Highly aesthetic specimen that has it all - good color contrast, exciting form, and looks good from any angle. Undamaged except for some partial quartz crystals along the lower edges.


J418 - Brookite in Quartz $ 450
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418c.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418d.jpg]

Sharp, water clear Quartz crystals included by Brookite crystals. The main Quartz crystal has both a large 2cm Brookite that rises up off the bottom plus a smaller approximately 8mm Brookite floating in the termination. Fine and undamaged, one of the better examples from this occurrence that I've seen.


J422 - Tourmaline, Quartz $ 450 SOLD
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422a.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422b.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422c.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422d.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422e.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422f.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422g.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422h.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422i.jpg]

Matrixless cluster of green Tourmaline crystals hosting two double-terminated Quartz crystals. The Quartz are included by needles of Tourmaline that give them a somewhat blue coloration. Old specimen out of a collection.


J401 - Prehnite with Epidote $ 450 SOLD
Commune Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
small cabinet - 8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite with Epidote from Commune Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/J401a.jpg] Prehnite with Epidote from Commune Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/J401b.jpg] Prehnite with Epidote from Commune Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/J401c.jpg]

Out of the thousands of Mali Prehnite/Epidote specimens I've seen over the years, this one may be the most interesting, fun, and unique. A tall stack of globular green Prehnite that reminds me of Marge Simpson's hair from the television show 'The Simpsons'. The cluster of Epidote crystals at the base provide a nice accent. Complete all around and undamaged.


J411 - Aquamarine with Muscovite $ 120 SOLD
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Aquamarine with Muscovite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J411a.jpg] Aquamarine with Muscovite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J411b.jpg] Aquamarine with Muscovite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J411c.jpg]

Transparent Aquamarine crystal, 2.5cm tall, upright in front of a backdrop of Muscovite crystals.


J407 - Aquamarine $ 120
Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407b.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407c.jpg]

Transparent criss-crossing Aquamarine crystals. Good transparency and undamaged, cute thumbnail.


J394 - Prehnite $ 600 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J394a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J394b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J394c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J394d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation that is complete all around, undamaged except for a couple tiny nicks that are hard to find.


J395 - Prehnite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It's undamaged and formed atop a (now gone) Tanzanite crystal and only tiny bits of Tanzanite remain on the base.


J397 - Prehnite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It ahs some contact/rough areas along the rear right side but can be displayed showing nothing but fat, juicy yellow crystals.


J403 - Tourmaline $ 140 SOLD
Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403a.jpg] Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403b.jpg] Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403c.jpg] Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403d.jpg]

Complete single Tourmaline crystal (likely Liddicoatite) with a transparent green base and a bright pink termination. Slight edge wear otherwise undamaged. Weighs 4.2 grams.


J380 - Smithsonite $ 450 SOLD
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J380a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J380b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J380c.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J380d.jpg]

Bubbly looking layers of blue Smithsonite that ranges from intense blue to a more lavender blue. Older specimen with excellent color.


J381 - Galena $ 200 SOLD
Viburnum Trend District, Iron Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Galena from Viburnum Trend District, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/J381a.jpg] Galena from Viburnum Trend District, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/J381b.jpg] Galena from Viburnum Trend District, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/J381c.jpg] Galena from Viburnum Trend District, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/J381d.jpg]

Mirror lustrous single Galena crystal partially surrounded by Dolomite and Pyrite. Complete all around with an old collection number affixed to the bottom.


J382 - Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite $ 300
Egremont, Cumbria, England
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382a.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382b.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382c.jpg]

Red Hematite matrix with typical black Hematite crystals (both sides) and Quartz crystals (one side). What is uncommon is the presence of Fluorite crystals which occur as transparent cubes of about 3mm.


J383 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 250
Panasquiera, Portugal
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383d.jpg]

Bright, silvery crystals of Arseonpyrite with Quartz crystals. Showy Panasquiera classic in great condition.


J384 - Amethyst $ 250 SOLD
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J384a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J384b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J384c.jpg]

Uncommonly good example of a common mineral featuring a glassy single Amethyst with good color with a 4cm double-terminated Amethyst crossing at the base. Fine and undamaged.

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