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AU427 - Copper (cubic crystals!) $ 2000 SOLD
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Copper (cubic crystals!) from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/au427a.jpg] Copper (cubic crystals!) from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/au427b.jpg] Copper (cubic crystals!) from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/au427c.jpg] Copper (cubic crystals!) from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/au427d.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen from Michigan with cubic crystals. This is a floater of nothing but great crystals without any contacts. Individual crystals reach 8mm in size. This one is just so good in all directions, it's hard to chose a display angle. A stunning marvel with great crystals all around. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


AU428 - Tourmaline $ 2000 SOLD
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.3 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


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Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au428a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au428b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au428c.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au428d.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au428e.jpg]

Brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with a flat, glassy termination. In addition to the strong red and green colors, there is a small yellow zone between the red and green. It's perfect and undamaged, and technically a floater as the bottom has rehealed. Weighs 13.64 grams.


AU430 - Liddicoatite $ 900 SOLD
Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 1 cm


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Liddicoatite from Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/au430a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/au430b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/au430c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/au430d.jpg]

Single Liddicoatite crystal with an incredible, intensely saturated red coloration. There is chatter/damage along the short edge but it's in overall good condition with nice flat termination faces. This specimen is all about the strong color, which to my eyes varies from a cranberry red to a raspberry red. Weighs 8 grams.


AU431 - Zoisite $ 400
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


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Zoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au431a.jpg] Zoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au431b.jpg]

Rare green Zoisite crystal which are only sporadically found here at Alchuri. Sometimes called 'green Tanzanite', Alchuri is one of the only places in the world besides Tanzania to produce gemmy crystals of Zoisite. This is a beautiful undamaged cluster of multiple crystals.


AU432 - Ruby $ 1850
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm


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Ruby from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au432a.jpg] Ruby from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au432b.jpg] Ruby from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au432c.jpg] Ruby from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au432d.jpg]

Sharply formed crystals of translucent Ruby atop more corroded-looking, opaque light pink Ruby. The Ruby cluster is well crystallized all around and undamaged. A rare Ruby specimen from a locality better known for Spinel.


AU433 - Dolomite $ 500 SOLD
Magnesite Mine, Sunk, Trieben, Styria, Austria
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm


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Dolomite from Magnesite Mine, Sunk, Trieben, Styria, Austria [db_pics/pics/au433a.jpg] Dolomite from Magnesite Mine, Sunk, Trieben, Styria, Austria [db_pics/pics/au433b.jpg] Dolomite from Magnesite Mine, Sunk, Trieben, Styria, Austria [db_pics/pics/au433c.jpg] Dolomite from Magnesite Mine, Sunk, Trieben, Styria, Austria [db_pics/pics/au433d.jpg]

Cluster of large, glassy Magnesite crystals from Austria. While not colorful, this is the kind of specimen, similar to Pyrite from Navajun, that just amazes due to the perfection of crystal form. The main crystal is 5cm in size. The crystals are perfect, complete all around, with high glassy luster and good transparency.


AU434 - Tsavorite $ 1800 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au434a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au434b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au434c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au434d.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au434e.jpg]

Glassy single Tsavorite crystal with excellent transparency. Well crystallized all around and nearly perfect with just a narrow chip down one edge. It grew upon Graphite crystals, so while the bottom is mostly contacted, there are also small well crystallized faces on the bottom too. Top percentile for quality in terms of color, transparency, and glassy luster.


AU435 - Tsavorite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au435a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au435b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au435c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au435d.jpg]

An extremely elongated Tsavorite crystal cluster with attached Pyrite crystals. Fully crystallized all around and undamaged, with just a tiny point of contact on the bottom. This style of Tsavorite is an unusual, wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines made years ago. This is one of the best of this style I've seen.


AU436 - Brucite $ 750
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au436a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au436b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au436c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au436d.jpg]

Cluster of bright lemon yellow Brucite from Pakistan. The Brucite is translucent and this specimen has the best, most deeply saturated yellow color of any Brucite I've owned.


AU437 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


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Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au437a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au437b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au437c.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au437d.jpg]

A single purple/blue Tanzanite crystal with 2-3 well formed crystals cluster of Prehnite attached to one side and extending up to the termination. Complete all around and undamaged. This is a spectacular thumbnail of this combination.


AU438 - Aquamarine $ 150
Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au438a.jpg] Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au438b.jpg] Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au438c.jpg]

A bright, gemmy Aquamarine from old finds in the Jos Plateau in Nigeria. A cluster of 4 parallel grown crystals with superb glassy luster and transparency. Each formed with terminations at a slightly different height than the others. Complete all around and undamaged.


AU439 - Aquamarine $ 150 SOLD
Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au439a.jpg] Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au439b.jpg] Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au439c.jpg]

A superb, gemmy Aquamarine from old finds in the Jos Plateau in Nigeria. An etched, bullet-termination single crystal with good transparency. Complete all around and undamaged.


AU440 - Aquamarine $ 250
Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au440a.jpg] Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au440b.jpg] Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au440c.jpg]

A bright, gemmy single Aquamarine from old finds in the Jos Plateau in Nigeria. A well terminated single crystal with superb glassy luster and high transparency. Excellent steep, multi-faced termination.


AU441 - Scorodite $ 750
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au441a.jpg] Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au441b.jpg] Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au441c.jpg] Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au441d.jpg]

Crystals of blue/green Scorodite on matrix with transparent Selenite. The Scorodite crystals are well isolated and reach 9mm in size. The upper Scorodite is sharp and lustrous, perfect in form. The lower crystal is also excellent, but with some minor chipping. This could be trimmed down into a fine thumbnail.


LP122 - Amblygonite $ 200 SOLD
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp122a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp122b.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp122d.jpg]

Single thumbnail-sized crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This crystal shows twinning and is complete all around with glassy luster. Translucent with transparent gem areas and undamaged.

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