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SV137 - Tourmaline $ 1500 SOLD
Veadinho Claims, Marilac, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.8 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


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Tourmaline from Veadinho Claims, Marilac, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV137a.jpg] Tourmaline from Veadinho Claims, Marilac, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV137b.jpg] Tourmaline from Veadinho Claims, Marilac, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV137c.jpg] Tourmaline from Veadinho Claims, Marilac, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV137d.jpg]

Old pink and green bi-color Tourmaline from Marilac, Brazil. This gemmy crystal has lots of character with a steep pyramidal termination, grooves and ridges, and side crystals. The crystal is complete all around, translucent to transparent, and pristine. An old label shows a date of August 1981 and indicates it was once in the Gene LaBerge collection. Weighs 13.37 grams.


TZ212 - Wurtzite with Sphalerite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 1 cm


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Wurtzite with Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz212a.jpg] Wurtzite with Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz212b.jpg]

Translucent red/orange color pagoda shaped crystal. At the tips are dark areas of epitaxial Sphalerite. These recent Wurtzite specimens from the Merelani Tanzanite mines are the world's best and now rarely found.


SV173 - Arsenopyrite, Ferberite in Quartz $ 900
Panasquiera, Portugal
cabinet - 12 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm


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Arsenopyrite, Ferberite in Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV173a.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Ferberite in Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV173b.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Ferberite in Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV173c.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Ferberite in Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV173i.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Ferberite in Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SV173j.jpg]

Tall, complete single Quartz crystal from Panasquiera loaded with includions. An undamaged, highly transparent crystal with lots of inclusion of both Arseopyrite crystals and Ferberite, possibly others. There is some attached Arsenopyrite around the base.


A150 - Lazurite $ 1500 SOLD
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150a.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150b.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150c.jpg]

Sharply formed blue Lazurite crystals to 3cm in a white marble matrix from Afghanistan. This locality produces the worlds best and this one had sharply formed crystals as compared to most that have more rounded crystals. this is a good large sized display specimen.


SV152 - Fluellite with Wavellite $ 200
Willard Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Fluellite with Wavellite from Willard Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV152a.jpg] Fluellite with Wavellite from Willard Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV152b.jpg] Fluellite with Wavellite from Willard Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV152c.jpg] Fluellite with Wavellite from Willard Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV152d.jpg]

Open vug in a dark shale matrix lined with yellow Wavellite and numerous crystals of Fluellite. Fluellite is a rare phosphate mineral and the world's best were found at this old Gold mine in Nevada. The Fluellite reach 4mm in size.


E495 - Datolite $ 700
Dal'negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Datolite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/e495a.jpg] Datolite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/e495b.jpg] Datolite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/e495c.jpg] Datolite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/e495d.jpg]

Large single green Datolite crystal from Dal'Negorsk. An impressive large crystal in great condition with high luster and areas of transparency. Hard to find with this size and quality.


SV132 - Quartz on Tourmaline with Lepidolite $ 2850 SOLD
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.2 x 2 x 2 cm


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Quartz on Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV132a.jpg] Quartz on Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV132b.jpg] Quartz on Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV132c.jpg] Quartz on Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV132d.jpg] Quartz on Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV132e.jpg] Quartz on Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV132f.jpg]

Amazingly aesthetic Tourmaline var. Indicolite specimen from the Pederniera Mine in Brazil. A tabular Quartz crystal sits propped up an an angle on the termination of a deep blue Tourmaline crystal. The crystal grades up from a greenish blue to a dark inky blue at the termination. Smaller Tourmaline and books of purple Lepidolite are attached. The crystal is complete all around, translucent to transparent, and pristine. An old Hawthorneden label shows a date of May 1990 and indicates it was once in the Gene LaBerge collection. 


TU9 - Malachite and Azurite $ 450
Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Malachite and Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu9a.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu9b.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu9c.jpg]

Velvety needles of Malachite over Limonite host a 3cm tall Azurite crystal that is partially replaced by Malachite. Although partially pseudomorphed to Malachite, the overall crystal form remains a sharp rosette of the original Azurite.


SV177 - Tourmaline $ 2750
Laghman, Mawi, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.8 x 2.4 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Laghman, Mawi, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV177a.jpg] Tourmaline from Laghman, Mawi, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV177b.jpg] Tourmaline from Laghman, Mawi, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV177d.jpg] Tourmaline from Laghman, Mawi, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV177e.jpg] Tourmaline from Laghman, Mawi, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SV177g.jpg]

Pink and green 'watermelon' Tourmaline crystal from Afghanistan. Gemmy and clean and crystalized all around - even the side crystals are complete and the base is recrystalized. Good transparency in the upper half. Complete and undamaged and weighs 44.51 grams.


TU20 - Rutile with Quartz $ 300 SOLD
Mount Kaputjugh, Paragachai, Orubad District, Syunik Province, Armenia
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Rutile with Quartz from Mount Kaputjugh, Paragachai, Orubad District, Syunik Province, Armenia [db_pics/pics/tu20a.jpg] Rutile with Quartz from Mount Kaputjugh, Paragachai, Orubad District, Syunik Province, Armenia [db_pics/pics/tu20b.jpg] Rutile with Quartz from Mount Kaputjugh, Paragachai, Orubad District, Syunik Province, Armenia [db_pics/pics/tu20c.jpg]

Sharp and lustrous Rutile crystal grown adjacent to a Quartz crystal from a limited find in Armenia.  These high quality Rutile specimens were found briefly in the late 1990s and are now hard to find.


SV165 - Copper, Copper in Calcite $ 375
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Copper, Copper in Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV165a.jpg] Copper, Copper in Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV165b.jpg] Copper, Copper in Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV165c.jpg] Copper, Copper in Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV165d.jpg]

Calcite crystals with inclusions of Copper from the Quincy Mine in Michigan. The Copper upon which the Calcite grew is well crystallized with individual Copper crystals to 8mm in size. The Calcite are glassy and transparent and reach 1.5cm in size.


TU39 - Fluorite $ 1200
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 8.9 x 8 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39c.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39d.jpg]

Transparent octahedral Fluorite crystals to 3cm from recent finds in Inner Mongolia, China.  High quality, icey colorless Fluorite crystals.


ST628 - Scheelite with Muscovite $ 350
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST628b.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST628a.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST628c.jpg]

Single octahedral orange Scheelite crystal from the famous Mt. Xuebaoding locality in China. The crystal is undamaged and strikingly accented by Muscovite crystals.


E530 - Prehnite $ 250 SOLD
Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


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Prehnite from Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain [db_pics/pics/e530a.jpg] Prehnite from Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain [db_pics/pics/e530b.jpg]

Complete spherical cluster of translucent green Prehnite. Crystallized all around and undamaged.

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