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FM120 - Fluorite with Dolomite $ 3500 (=~ £ 2745)
Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
large cabinet - 18 x 12 x 6 cm


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Fluorite with Dolomite from Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm120a.jpg] Fluorite with Dolomite from Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm120b.jpg] Fluorite with Dolomite from Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm120c.jpg] Fluorite with Dolomite from Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm120d.jpg] Fluorite with Dolomite from Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm120e.jpg] Fluorite with Dolomite from Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/fm120f.jpg]

Stepped cube octahedral green Fluorite crystals associated with pearly pink Dolomite crystals from an older, unique find at the Manaoshan Mine. The Fluorite crystals are transparent green and reach 4.5cm in size. Colorful and unusual large dispaly specimen.


FM121 - Gold on Quartz $ 200 (=~ £ 157)
near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm


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Gold on Quartz from near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm121a.jpg] Gold on Quartz from near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm121b.jpg] Gold on Quartz from near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm121c.jpg]

A 1.4cm mass of Gold attached to white Quartz. Collected with a metal detector. Weighs 2.29 grams.


FM122 - Gold on Quartz $ 380 (=~ £ 298)
near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm


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Gold on Quartz from near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm122a.jpg] Gold on Quartz from near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm122b.jpg] Gold on Quartz from near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm122c.jpg] Gold on Quartz from near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm122d.jpg]

Well crystallized on white Quartz. Collected with a metal detector. Weighs 4.3 grams.


FM123 - Gold on Quartz $ 120 (=~ £ 94)
near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


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Gold on Quartz from near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm123a.jpg] Gold on Quartz from near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm123b.jpg] Gold on Quartz from near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm123c.jpg] Gold on Quartz from near Mariposa, Mariposa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm123d.jpg]

Bright Gold intergrown with white Quartz. Collected with a metal detector. Weighs 1.36 grams.


FM124 - Gold $ 4700 (=~ £ 3686)
California, USA
miniature - 4.3 x 3 x 1.7 cm


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Gold from California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm124a.jpg] Gold from California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm124b.jpg] Gold from California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm124c.jpg] Gold from California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm124d.jpg] Gold from California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm124e.jpg]

Large Gold nugget with some attached grey Quartz. Slightly water worn, this is an impressive, hefty specimen weighing 2.52 ounces (78.4 grams). It last sold for $4,340, which at the time (Bonham's auction May 17, 2016) was 1.36 times the spot (bullion) value of Gold, which is a typical valuation for nugget Gold, especially larger ones. An equivalent price, based on today's Gold price of $62.5/gram, would be $6,615. I performed a specific gravity test on this which yielded an estimated Gold content of approximately 70 grams, or about $4,375 worth of Gold. Gold nugggets over 2 ounces are not common.


AU673 - Axinite $ 80 (=~ £ 63)
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.6 x 0.3 cm


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Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/au673a.jpg] Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/au673b.jpg] Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/au673c.jpg] Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/au673d.jpg]

Thumbnail-sized specimen of transparent purple Axinite from the premiere California locality for the species.


AU677 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 120 (=~ £ 94)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au677a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au677b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au677c.jpg]

A 1.1cm Dioptase crystal on white Calcite.


AU888 - Veszelyite on Hemimorphite $ 350 (=~ £ 274)
Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 0.5 cm


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Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au888a.jpg] Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au888b.jpg] Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au888c.jpg]

Fine thumbnail of Veszelyite on sky blue Hemimorphite. An elegant specimen with Veszelyite crystals 5mm on a thin, curving layer of translucent Hemimorphite. Mined in 2022. The locality is a former Limestone quarry with Lead, Zinc, and Copper mineralization that closed in 2018.


AU893 - Veszelyite on Hemimorphite $ 220 (=~ £ 173)
Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 0.3 cm


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Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au893a.jpg] Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au893b.jpg] Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au893c.jpg] Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au893d.jpg]

Fine thumbnail of Veszelyite on sky blue Hemimorphite. An elegant specimen with Veszelyite crystals 4mm and micro green Kipushite on a thin layer of translucent Hemimorphite. Mined in 2022. The locality is a former Limestone quarry with Lead, Zinc, and Copper mineralization that closed in 2018.


MK900 - Fluorite $ 120 (=~ £ 94)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk900a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk900b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk900c.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk900d.jpg]

Glassy purple Fluorite cube on matrix. The Fluorite has rich coloration, glassy luster, and transparency. It is 1.8cm wide, complete all around and undamaged.


AU881 - Rosasite on Smithsonite $ 80 (=~ £ 63)
Yanga Koubenza, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
miniature - 4.7 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Rosasite on Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au881a.jpg] Rosasite on Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au881b.jpg] Rosasite on Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au881c.jpg] Rosasite on Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au881d.jpg]

Translucent blue Smithsonite sprinkled with small blebs of green Rosasite. The Smithsonite has a neat cone-shaped formation.


LP264 - Brazilianite $ 180 (=~ £ 141)
Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 2 cm


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Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp264a.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp264b.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp264c.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp264d.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy Brazilianite crystals with attached Albite from the Telerio Mine in Brazil. The two large crystals are doubly-terminated, as well as a number of smaller attached Brazilianite crystals. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


AU994 - Aquamarine $ 280 (=~ £ 220) SOLD
Buckfield, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Aquamarine from Buckfield, Oxford Co., Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/au994a.jpg] Aquamarine from Buckfield, Oxford Co., Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/au994b.jpg] Aquamarine from Buckfield, Oxford Co., Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/au994c.jpg] Aquamarine from Buckfield, Oxford Co., Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/au994d.jpg]

Etched, translucent Aquamarine specimen from Maine. An old label affixed to one side notes this is Cesium rich Beryl.


LP871 - Quartz gwindel $ 120 (=~ £ 94)
Shalman, Khyber Agency, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz gwindel from Shalman, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp871a.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp871b.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp871c.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp871d.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp871e.jpg]

Highly transparent single Quartz gwindel from Pakistan. Attractive forma nd better in person. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


ST470 - Dioptase $ 120 (=~ £ 94)
Mindouli District, Pool Department, Rep. of Congo
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST470a.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST470b.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST470c.jpg]

Large single crystal of Dioptase from Mindouli. Complete all around undamaged Dioptase crystal.

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