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AF558 - Gaudefroyite $ 600
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558a.jpg] Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558b.jpg] Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558c.jpg]

Rare specimen of Gaudefroyite from the Kalahari manganese fields of South Africa.  Back when these were being found, they were most commonly seen as thinner, crusy crystals on matrix.  To find such thick Gaudefroyite crystals such as these on Manganite matrix were always rare, and even more so now. The crystals reach 13 x 7mm in size. Rare piece.


SV149 - Gold in Quartz $ 600 SOLD
Manhattan Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 8.5 x 6.5 cm


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Gold in Quartz from Manhattan Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV149a.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Manhattan Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV149b.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Manhattan Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV149c.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Manhattan Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV149e.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Manhattan Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV149g.jpg] Gold in Quartz from Manhattan Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV149h.jpg]

A vein of white Quartz up to 2.5cm thick running through a grey rock matrix. Gold is present throughout the Quartz but more concentrated in areas. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, obtained by Erich back in 1987.


E664 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 500
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 5 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm


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Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e664a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e664b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e664c.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e664d.jpg]

Fine, deep blue cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and this specimen was likely found in the 1800s. There are numerous attached crystals of Malachite that have pseudomorphed after Cuprite and a few areas where the Azurite has altered to Malachite.


ST956 - Apatite on Quartz $ 750
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST956a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST956b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST956c.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST956d.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST956e.jpg]

Glassy purple Apatite crystals from the Panasquiera Mine in Portugal. The largest Apatite is 2.2cm tall, translucent to transparent, doubly-terminated, and pristine.


SA711 - Chrysoberyl $ 750
Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.1 x 0.6 cm


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Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa711a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa711b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa711c.jpg]

Beautiful and gemmy V-twin Chrysoberyl from Brazil. Good Chrysoberl specimens are always hard to find. This is a well terminated, complete and undamaged crystal. Ex. Tim Sherburn.


SV141 - Amblygonite $ 120 SOLD
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm


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Amblygonite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV141a.jpg] Amblygonite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV141b.jpg] Amblygonite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV141c.jpg] Amblygonite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV141d.jpg]

Tabular single Amblygonite crystal from Brazil. This is an old specimen from the Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection. It's a wonderful crystal, with good transparency and complete on all sides, though there is a chip on the termination. It can be displayed from one side without showing any damage. Nice old gem crystal that are now hard to find.


T113 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500 SOLD
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t113a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t113b.jpg]

Terminated single Chrome Tourmaline crystal from a one time find at the Commander Mine in Tanzania.  Chrome Tourmaline is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. The crystal is complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half - I saw a large percentage of the find and can say this is the top quality for the find. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.9 grams


SV142 - Dioptase $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV142a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV142b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV142c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV142d.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV142e.jpg]

Cluster of Dioptase crystals from the Tsumeb Mine in Namibia. This is an old specimen from the Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection composed of nothing but lustrous Dioptase crystals, most showing areas of transparency. The best crystal is doubly-terminated and 1.5cm long.


T676 - Vanadinite $ 800
Mibladen, Morocco
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 3 cm


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Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676c.jpg]

Fine quality Vanadinite specimen loaded with red crystals to 2cm over a thin matrix, essentially nothing but crystals. Undamaged, which is difficult to find in a Vanadinite specimen of this size with so many crystals.  A real beauty, the pics say it all.


ST958 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 450 SOLD
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/ST958a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/ST958h.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/ST958j.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/ST958k.jpg]

Transparent Calcite crystals on purple/yellow Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois. A stunning and colorful specimen, especially with backlighting. The Calcite crystals are transparent and the Fluorite are cubic and yellow with a purple outer layer. The specimen is clean and undamaged except for a cleave on one Calcite.


T936 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936c.jpg]

Elongated Tsavorite crystal group with attached Pyrite crystals from the Merelani Tanzanite mines in Tanzania. Twisting, towering stack of crystals with a distinct faden line. Excellent color Tsavorite that is glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is unusual and only found over the course of one or two years.  It was a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Complete and undamaged with the point of contact at the bottom of the stack. An amazing specimen!!!

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