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LP664 - Sphalerite with Quartz $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 274)
Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 6 cm


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Sphalerite with Quartz from Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/lp664a.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/lp664b.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/lp664c.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/lp664d.jpg]

Shiny black Sphalerite crystals with incredible high luster associate with transparent needle Quartz.


SA451 - Tourmaline, Lepidolite, Quartz $ 360 (=~ AUS$ 549)
Mina da Ponte, Aracuai, Mnas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tourmaline, Lepidolite, Quartz from Mina da Ponte, Aracuai, Mnas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa451a.jpg] Tourmaline, Lepidolite, Quartz from Mina da Ponte, Aracuai, Mnas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa451b.jpg] Tourmaline, Lepidolite, Quartz from Mina da Ponte, Aracuai, Mnas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa451c.jpg]

Clear Quartz crystal partially enclosing what was once a green Tourmaline crystal. The Tourmaline within the Quartz remains complete, however where it exits the Quartz (on top and along the backside), it has altered to a rectangular stack of Lepidolite crystals. Really neat and interesting specimen.


E524 - Anapaite in fossil bivalve $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 457)
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Anapaite in fossil bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/E524a.jpg] Anapaite in fossil bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/E524b.jpg] Anapaite in fossil bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/E524c.jpg]

Two exceptionally fine Anapaite crystals which formed in a 2.3cm wide fossil bivalve. These are now hard to find and the quality of the Anapaite is very high.


A335 - Topaz $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 686)
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a335a.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a335b.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a335c.jpg]

Good sized single gem Topaz crystal with a smooth, flat termination and beveled edges. Complete all around.


LP879 - Quartz gwindel $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 381)
Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.7 cm


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Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp879a.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp879b.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp879c.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp879d.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp879e.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Quartz gwindel from Pakistan. Complete all around and in good condition. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP872 - Quartz gwindel $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 534)
Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 5 cm


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Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp872a.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp872b.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp872c.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Quartz gwindel from Pakistan. Complete all around and in good condition with smaller Quartz crystals around the base. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


AF571 - Hausmannite $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 366)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.7 cm


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Hausmannite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af571a.jpg] Hausmannite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af571b.jpg] Hausmannite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af571c.jpg]

Large single Hausmannite crystal with a few smaller crystals attached. Main crystal is 2.7cm tip to tip. A kalahari classic now hard to find.


LP835 - Grossular $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 183) SOLD
Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 1 cm


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Grossular from Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp835a.jpg] Grossular from Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp835b.jpg] Grossular from Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp835c.jpg] Grossular from Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp835d.jpg]

Complete single Grossular from Bishop, California. Glassy faces with areas of transparency. Undamaged floater, excellent for a California Grossular.


AF498 - Acanthite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 457)
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498c.jpg]

Sculptural specimen of Acanthite crystals with individual crystals to 1.5cm. Bright with better luster than most from this find and also has an aesthetic shape.


LP960 - Wulfenite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 381)
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp960a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp960b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp960d.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp960e.jpg]

Thumbnail-sized cluster of Wulfenite crystals. Translucent to transparent high quality crystal cluster.


NA473 - Calcite on Conichalcite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 229)
Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


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Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473a.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473b.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473c.jpg]

Translucent Calcite crystals to 2.4cm atop green Conichalcite. Stunning thumbnail sized specimen from the Carl Acosta collection.


LP973 - Dravite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 457)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp973a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp973b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp973c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp973d.jpg]

Deep rootbeer colored Dravite crystal with a sharp triangular termination. Facet grade gem quality for the entire crystal though with a few internal fracture zones/veils.


TU81 - Cuprite on Copper $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 534)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu81a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu81b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu81c.jpg]

Cuprite crystals to 1.8cm on Copper with minor amounts of Silver. Cuprite from this occurrence were once plentiful but are no longer commonly seen available. Specimens with both Copper and Silver were never as common as those with Cuprite alone.


D365 - Zircon $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 183)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D365a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D365b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D365c.jpg]

Single gemmy Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete all around and undamaged except for some slight edge chipping. Lustrous crystal faces with surface growth patterns, which is common with these crystals.


LP978 - Chrysoberyl $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 457) SOLD
Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm


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Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp978a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp978b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp978d.jpg]

Complete sixling Chrysoberyl crystal from old finds in Brazil. Well crystallized all around and undamaged.

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