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AF388 - Pyrite on Tanzanite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388a.jpg] Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388b.jpg] Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388c.jpg]

Single Tanzanite crystal with a Pyrite crystal attached to one side. Pyrite is not unusual from Merelani, but Tanzanite specimens with attached Pyrite are fairly uncommon, especially those with the pyrite perched so aesthetically on the Tanzanite. The Tanzanite is also a bi-color with a yellow termination over a blue body color. Unusual addition to a Merelani suite.


FM185 - Vesuvianite $ 90
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/fm185a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/fm185b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/fm185c.jpg]

Small, gemmy doubly-terminated Vesuvianite crystal from the Jeffrey Mine.


A596 - Apatite on Goshenite $ 750
Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596a.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596b.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596c.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596d.jpg]

Doubly-terminated yellow and pink bi-color Apatite crystals to 8mm attached to the side of an etched Goshenite crystal. Superb for this find. One side has the majority of the Apatites while the other sides shows good crystal faces of the Goshenite.


FM186 - Vesuvianite $ 90
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/fm186a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/fm186b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/fm186c.jpg]

Small, transparent doubly-terminated Vesuvianite crystal from the Jeffrey Mine.


A328 - Aquamarine $ 180
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam
miniature - 3.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a328a.jpg] Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a328b.jpg]

Highly transparent single Aquamarine crystal from Vietnam.  The crystal has high glassy luster and is undamaged.


FM187 - Smithsonite $ 350
Yanga Koubenza, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/fm187a.jpg] Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/fm187b.jpg] Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/fm187c.jpg]

Two generations of translucent blue Smithsonite from recent finds. The first generation is a lighter blue forming an approximately 5mm coating over the matrix. The second generation is a deeper blue botryoidal cluster of Smithsonite with shimmering luster and a wonderful translucent color. Very aesthetic piece!


M120 - Brochantite $ 400
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 1 cm


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Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m120a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m120b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m120c.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster. These are thick, robust crystals from a 2014 find and are much different in style than earlier finds from the mine which were usually more fragile, hair-like crystals. No longer being found.


FM188 - Dravite $ 800
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm188a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm188b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm188c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm188d.jpg]

Fine, transparent brown single Dravite crystal with an attached white Apatite (?) at the base. Like rootbeer-colored glass. Complete all around and undamaged, exceptional quality for the locality.


B751 - Cinnabar $ 450
Tongren, Guizhou Province, China
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751a.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751b.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751c.jpg]

A splendid deep red, double-terminated Cinnabar crystal set in a well proportioned matrix covered by Dolomite crystals. The Cinnabar crystal is 1.8cm long. There are areas of stepped growth on the front faces, but not damage.


FM189 - Prehnite $ 280
Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm189a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm189b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm189c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm189d.jpg]

Translucent green and yellow Prehnite from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The center is composed of a green hemisphere of Prehnite out from which grow toothy yellow crystals. Has a bit of white Calcite attached to one side.


B803 - Azurite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803d.jpg]

A thick 4cm Azurite crystal/crystal group on matrix with smaller more prismatic crystals located below the large main crystal. There are also Cerussite and Mimetite present making this a classic multi-species Tsumeb piece. Great color to the Azurite, not too dark rather a bright blue.


FM190 - Sphalerite $ 800
Empire State Zinc Mine #4, Balmat, New York, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Sphalerite from Empire State Zinc Mine #4, Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/fm190a.jpg] Sphalerite from Empire State Zinc Mine #4, Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/fm190b.jpg] Sphalerite from Empire State Zinc Mine #4, Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/fm190c.jpg] Sphalerite from Empire State Zinc Mine #4, Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/fm190d.jpg] Sphalerite from Empire State Zinc Mine #4, Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/fm190e.jpg]

Transparent yellow Sphalerite associated with Calcite and Quartz crystals. Good yellow color without too much brown. The doubly-terminated Quartz above the Sphalerite is a nice touch.


B878 - Rhodochrosite $ 350
Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 2.8 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/b878a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/b878b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/b878c.jpg]

Colorful old specimen of pink Rhodochrosite on Quartz. The old label dates this specimen back to at least 1982.


FM191 - Ruby $ 60 SOLD
Orange Co., New York, USA
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Ruby from Orange Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/fm191a.jpg] Ruby from Orange Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/fm191b.jpg] Ruby from Orange Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/fm191c.jpg]

Rare New York Ruby crystal! Translucent with a prismatic, hexagonal form. From an old collection, these were rarely found in the Franklin Marble that runs from Sussex Co., New Jersey north into Orange Co., New York. This was likely found in Amity, Warwick, New York. A seldom seen New York classic.


B907 - Cerussite with Mottramite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b907a.jpg] Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b907b.jpg] Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b907c.jpg]

Classic and now hard to find 'snowflake' Cerussite crystal with Mottramite. Complete and undamaged. Ex Willy Isreal collection.

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