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FM355 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 3500 (=~ CAN$ 4803)
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 4.5 cm


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Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm355a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm355b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm355c.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm355d.jpg]

Sparkling emerald green Dioptase crystals on white Calcite crystals from Tsumeb. This is a beautiful large display piece of one the the most classic of all Tsumeb mineral specimens. The Dioptase crystals form thick groups and isolated single crystals showing a good contrast between the green Dioptase and white Calcite. In addition, there are areas of Duftite of a more yellowish green hue that adds even more color contrast. In excellent condition and comes with a custom lucite display stand. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM356 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 4000 (=~ CAN$ 5489)
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 13.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm356a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm356b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm356c.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm356d.jpg]

Apple-green crystals of Smithsonite on matrix from Tsumeb. Larger sized specimen loaded with undamaged, translucent crystals. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM360 - Andradite var. Demantoid $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 2058)
Antetezambato, Ambanja, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato, Ambanja, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm360a.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato, Ambanja, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm360b.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato, Ambanja, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm360c.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato, Ambanja, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm360d.jpg]

Gemmy greenish Demantoid crystals on matrix. This find produced excellent Demantoid crystals in shades from brown to green and with varying levels of transparency. The crystals on this have much better than average transparency, with many crystals that you can see straight through to the matrix. There are good crystals all over, but the 1.2cm crystal on the right side is really great - glassy and transparent. This could be trimmed into two specimens. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM361 - Pyromorphite $ 2000 (=~ CAN$ 2745)
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
large cabinet - 16 x 10 x 5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm361a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm361b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm361c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm361d.jpg]

Large vug lined with deep green Pyromorphite crystals. This is an excellent large display example of undamaged crystals with rich, uniform color. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM363 - Fluorite with Barite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 1029)
Berbes, Asturias, Spain
large cabinet - 16 x 11 x 8 cm


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Fluorite with Barite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/fm363a.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/fm363b.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/fm363c.jpg]

Classic old Spanish combo of pink Fluorite and Barite from Berbes. The Fluorite form transparent cubes to 2cm that contrast well against the stark white Barite. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM364 - Azurite $ 3000 (=~ CAN$ 4117)
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 14 x 8 x 6 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm364a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm364b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm364c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/fm364d.jpg]

Deep blue, bladed Azurite crystals covering the front of a dark rock matrix. Unusual style for Tsumeb. The Azurite crystals are in excellent condition and there are additional Azurite crystals on the backside along with unidentifed dark forest green microcrystals. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM365 - Barite $ 800 (=~ CAN$ 1098)
Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huanuco, Peru
cabinet - 10 x 10 x 7 cm


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Barite from Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/fm365a.jpg] Barite from Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/fm365b.jpg] Barite from Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/fm365c.jpg] Barite from Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/fm365d.jpg]

Thick, transparent golden Barite crystals on matrix from Peru. The crystals are in good condition as shown. Comes with an old Kristalle label. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM366 - Benitoite, Neptunite $ 3000 (=~ CAN$ 4117)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
large cabinet - 17 x 11 x 4.5 cm


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Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm366a.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm366b.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm366c.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm366d.jpg]

Large schist matrix covered by white Natrolite hosting many beautiful black Neptunite crystals and three bright blue Benitoite crystals. This is a highly showy display specimen of this classic and rare California combo. The Neptunite crystals are robust and reach 3cm in size. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM367 - Pyromorphite $ 800 (=~ CAN$ 1098)
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
cabinet - 10.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm367a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm367b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm367c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/fm367d.jpg]

Dense coverage of green Pyromorphite crystals covering a white Calcite matrix. The crystals are in great condition. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM368 - Azurite $ 2800 (=~ CAN$ 3843)
Watercourse Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite from Watercourse Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm368a.jpg] Azurite from Watercourse Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm368b.jpg] Azurite from Watercourse Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm368c.jpg] Azurite from Watercourse Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm368d.jpg]

Cluster of interconnected Azurite crystals with minor amounts of Malachite from the Watercourse Pocket of the Milpillas Mine. Typical for this pocket, the specimen is composed of vivid blue doubly-terminated crystals without matrix. There are some points of contact, but it's generally all perfect crystals all around. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand. Ex. Steve Neely and Randy Parnagian collections.


FM370 - Liddicoatite $ 1200 (=~ CAN$ 1647)
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
cabinet - 11.5 x 11 x 0.7 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm370a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm370b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm370c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cut parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind that shows areas of green followed by a hot pink central zone. Well polished on one side, weighs 209 grams. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM371 - Barite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 1029)
Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
cabinet - 10 x 9.5 x 6.5 cm


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Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm371a.jpg] Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm371b.jpg] Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm371c.jpg]

Large, aesthetic cluster of blue Barite on matrix. The Barite is translucent to transparent and composed of thin bladed crystals grouped together forming and attractive cluster, complete on all sides. Some chipping but in overall good condition. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM372 - Quartz with Hematite $ 1800 (=~ CAN$ 2470)
Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumberland, England
cabinet - 12 x 9.0 x 5 cm


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Quartz with Hematite from Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/fm372a.jpg] Quartz with Hematite from Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/fm372b.jpg] Quartz with Hematite from Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/fm372c.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Quartz crystals on Hematite. A first generation of dark red, botryoidal Hematite forms the matrix for black, bladed crystals of Hematite and the Quartz crystals. Beautiful large specimen of the classic style for this locality. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection acquired from the Don Boydston collection.


FM374 - Tourmaline $ 9000 (=~ CAN$ 12351)
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
cabinet - 13.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm374a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm374b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm374c.jpg]

Large pink and green Tourmaline from Paprok. The crystal grades up from pink to green and fianlly back to pink at the termination. Lepidolite and smaller Tourmaline crystals are attached at the base. The crystal itself is 4.2cm in diameter. Large translucent and undamaged gem crystal that comes with a custom lucite display stand. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM375 - Tourmaline $ 3000 (=~ CAN$ 4117)
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.7 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm375a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm375b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm375c.jpg]

Gemmy pink and green Tourmaline crystal from Paprok. The crystal grades up from bright pink to a transparent green, steep multi-faced termination. Lepidolite crystals are attached at the base. Weighs 35.16 grams. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.

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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156

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