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B854 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854d.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich variety of the species Dravite. This crystal has 3 distinct color zones - a bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and a yellow green at the base. This is one of about 5 similar crystals I purchased years ago and I've never seen another similar since then. Weighs 35 grams.


B856 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500
Landanai, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856b.jpg]

Large partial Chrome Tourmaline crystal from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 110 grams.


B866 - Bastnasite-(Ce) $ 350
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1 cm


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Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866a.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866b.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866c.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866d.jpg]

Well formed floater cluster of Bastnasite crystals. The main crystal is good sized with uniform thickness and sharp, crisp edges. The color is a translucent rootbeer brown with an outer zone of yellow.


B867 - Bastnasite-(Ce) $ 150
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm


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Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b867a.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b867b.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b867c.jpg]

Well formed Bastnasite crystal, translucent rootbeer brown in color. Complete and undamaged.


B875 - Kunzite $ 750
Kunar, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.2 x 2 cm


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Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b875a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b875b.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b875c.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/B875.mp4]

Transparent, perfectly terminated pink Kunzite crystal. Complete all around and undamaged.


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]

Pink Rhodochrosite on Quartz. The old label dates this specimen back to at least 1982.


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]

Snowflake Cerussite crystal with Mottramite. Complete and undamaged. Ex Willy Isreal collection.


B912 - Mottramite $ 290
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b912a.jpg] Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b912b.jpg] Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b912c.jpg]

Unusual, organic-looking globules of Mottramite with deep green color and a more yellow green on the top surfaces. Ex Willy Isreal collection.


B919 - Elbaite $ 250
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Elbaite from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b919a.jpg] Elbaite from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b919b.jpg] Elbaite from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b919c.jpg]

Single gemmy Tourmaline crystal, complete and undamaged, with a bright pink termination and a purple body color. Weighs 5.3 grams.


B922 - Chrome Vesuvianite $ 380
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b922a.jpg] Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b922b.jpg] Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b922c.jpg]

Bright emerald green chromium rich Vesuvianite crystal. Hard to find, undamaged crystal with great color.


B924 - Mimetite $ 400
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 2 cm


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Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924c.jpg]

High quality, glassy crystals with a rich golden color.


B940 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1250
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b940a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b940b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged except for a tiny nick on the upper right side. One narrow face on the left side has etched, stepped growth patterns. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


D100 - Cuprian Austinite $ 390
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprian Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d100a.jpg] Cuprian Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d100b.jpg] Cuprian Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d100c.jpg]

Bright green, translucent masses of Cuprian Austinite on Limonite matrix. Largest group is 3.5 cm across! Excellent color.


D111 - Azurite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111c.jpg]

Large single crystal likely from the Milpillas Mine. This was shipped to me directly from Mexico from a miner who claimed it was from Sierra Rica, however it looks more like a Milpillas Mine crystal. At any rate, it's a big, showy single crystal crystallized on all sides, front and back, with some bits of matrix intergrown in areas.


D118 - Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine $ 150
Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine from Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d118a.jpg] Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine from Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d118b.jpg] Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine from Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d118c.jpg]

Cluster of Feldspar crystals with an irridescent blue on the narrow faces grown around a single black Aegerine crystal. Reminds me of a guitar. Very few localities produce true moonstone crystals.
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