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AF492 - Acanthite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 480)
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af492a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af492b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af492c.jpg]

Large, well formed Acanthite with individual crystals to 2cm. Complete all around with small wire of Silver in areas.  A great example of the significant find of Moroccan Acanthite.


AF498 - Acanthite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 412)
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498c.jpg]

Sculptural specimen of Acanthite crystals with individual crystals to 1.5cm. Bright with better luster than most from this find and also has an aesthetic shape.


AF499 - Acanthite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 206)
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af499a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af499b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af499c.jpg]

Well formed Acanthite crystals with individuals to 1.3cm. Complete all around. Good silvery luster.


NA806 - Amethyst $ 800 (=~ CAN$ 1098)
Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico
large cabinet - 16 x 10 x 8 cm


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Amethyst from Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na806a.jpg] Amethyst from Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na806b.jpg] Amethyst from Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na806c.jpg]

Beautiful large cabinet sized specimen covered with light purple Amethyst crystals.  This is a wonderful high quality piece with a classic Mexcian Amethyst look to it.


AF485 - Demantoid Garnet on Quartz $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 1029)
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485a.jpg] Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485b.jpg] Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485c.jpg] Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AF485.mp4]

Four sharp, gem quality Demantoid crystals on cluster of Quartz crystals. This was etched out of Calcite. Size 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm.


A276 - Clinozoisite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 412)
Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a276a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a276b.jpg]

Tabular gem Clinozoisite from Tormiq Valley in Pakistan.  A complete all around glassy and gemmy single crystal of high quality.


A281 - Peridot $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 549)
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


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Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281b.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281c.jpg]

Single Peridot crystal with good green color and transparency. Complete all around. Good Peridot crystals such as this have crisp, sharp edges versus the more commonly seen crystals with rounded edged.


A251 - Quartz on Ferberite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 412)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


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Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251a.jpg] Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251b.jpg] Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251c.jpg] Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251d.jpg]

Clear Quartz crystals on a large, well formed Ferberite crystal. Classic Yaogangxian piece, 7 x 6 x 3 cm.


AF431 - Azurite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 274)
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431c.jpg]

Fine miniature cluster of Azurite crystals from a find at the Bou Bekker Mine made several years ago.  The Azurite has large, well defined individual crystals that spray out in different directions. A floater cluster with no damage, fine quality.


AF433 - Azurite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 274)
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433c.jpg]

Thick, blocky deep blue Azurite crystals from the Bou Bekker Mine.  A complete all around, undamaged floater cluster. This is one of the best I've seen from this find.


D366 - Zircon $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 165)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D366a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D366b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D366c.jpg]

Single gemmy Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete all around and undamaged except for some slight edge chipping. Smooth, flat crystal faces on the termination with surface growth patterns on the prism faces, which is common with these crystals.


AF442 - Azurite $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 329)
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm


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Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af442a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af442b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af442c.jpg]

Aesthetic thumbnail with large individual crystals. No damage, floater specimen.


J16 - Jeremejevite $ 1600 (=~ CAN$ 2196)
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j16a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j16b.jpg]

Etched floater Jeremejevite crystal with good blue color and plenty of gem zones. A thick crystal that has most of the original, flat prism faces still intact with more etching present at the ends. Good sized, high quality crystal that weighs 14 carats. No damage.


AF318 - Azurite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 206)
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 4.3 x 3.6 x 3 cm


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Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite crystals from a recent find. Good large crystals, best is a 3 cm double terminated cluster.


SA583 - Proustite $ 1200 (=~ CAN$ 1647)
Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


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Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583a.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583b.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583c.jpg]

Single red crystal of 'Ruby Silver' from the most important mine for this species in the world. Bright and translucent red when backlit.  A complete,terminated single crystal of one of the 'Holy Grail' species for mineral collectors rarely seen for sale. 

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