Selected Specimens

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T724 - Tourmaline $ 600
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 6.8 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t724a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t724b.jpg]

Long, terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, slightly etched and undamaged except for a couple small chips on side faces. Weighs 34.9 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T725 - Tourmaline $ 300
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged except for minor edge chatter and highly gemmy in the upper and lower thirds. Weighs 17 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T734 - Herderite $ 3000
Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm


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Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734a.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734b.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734c.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734d.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734e.jpg]

Large single Herderite crystal with good purple color from the mine that has produced the world's best. This is a very large crystal and in good condition with many typical faces, etched (but glassy) faces, and a couple areas of contact.


T742 - Rhodochrosite after Calcite $ 1800
Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 6 cm


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Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742c.jpg]

Pink rhodochrosite with the dominant crystal 6cm wide and perfectly centered atop the specimen. The Rhodochrosite formed as a replacement after Calcite. The specimen has areas of coverage by drusy Quartz and has associated Pyrite.


T743 - Quartz $ 450
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.7 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t743a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t743b.jpg]

Fantastic scepter with a solid red Hematite included Quartz that grew atop and along a milky Quartz crystal. Slight edge chatter, otherwise undamaged.


T747 - Analcime, Pectolite, Datolite $ 400
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Analcime, Pectolite, Datolite from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/t747a.jpg] Analcime, Pectolite, Datolite from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/t747b.jpg]

Cluster of 4 large, glassy Analcime crystals to 2.2cm wide with Pectolite on light green Datolite. Beautiful USA classic. Ex. Frank Imbriacco collection.


T748 - Azurite $ 2000
Touissit, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748c.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748d.jpg]

Two large Azurite crystals on a Dolomite matrix. Largest crystal is 3cm. Both are well terminated. There are small reticulated Cerussites on the Dolomite. I bought this about 15 years ago in Tucson and have held it in my collection since then.


T752 - Cuprite on Malachite $ 450
Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia
miniature - 3.9 x 3 x 2.7 cm


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Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752a.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752b.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752c.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752d.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/T752.mp4]

Highly aesthetic specimen of a large single crystal of Malachite with attached octahedra of Cuprite. The Malachite has spherical indentations on the front and backside with a broad, flat termination. The locality is believed to be Ongonja, but it is possible it could be Katanga. Undamaged.


T763 - Aquamarine $ 900
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763b.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763c.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763d.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/T763.mp4]

Glassy and gemmy etched Aquamarine crystal. Natural processes in the pegmatite have partially dissolved the crystal leaving this fully crystallized, undamaged gem with oustanding form.


T768 - Malachite after Azurite, Azurite $ 750
Ajo, Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/T768.mp4]

Two larger velvety crystals of green Malchite after Azurite crystals on matrix with blue Azurite crystals.  The Azurite crystals are located both on the matrix and on the pseudomorphs. Fine and undamaged, an excellent Ajo specimen.


T776 - Andradite $ 300
Marki Khel, Spin Ghar range, Nangarhar, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Andradite from Marki Khel, Spin Ghar range, Nangarhar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t776a.jpg] Andradite from Marki Khel, Spin Ghar range, Nangarhar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t776b.jpg] Andradite from Marki Khel, Spin Ghar range, Nangarhar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t776c.jpg] Andradite from Marki Khel, Spin Ghar range, Nangarhar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t776d.jpg]

Large green Andradite crystal on matrix with Clinochlore. Largest Andradite is 1.9cm. Undamaged.


T782 - Wulfenite $ 850
Old Yuma Mine, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Wulfenite from Old Yuma Mine, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t782a.jpg] Wulfenite from Old Yuma Mine, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t782b.jpg] Wulfenite from Old Yuma Mine, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t782c.jpg]

A 2.8cm wide red/orange Wulfenite crystal on Calcite matrix. The backside of the crystal has a druse of Calcite but the front is bright and lustrous. Minor chipping along the edges but overall great condition.


T786 - Azurite $ 350
Touissit, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t786a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t786b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t786c.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t786d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of bright, translucent blue Azurite. Good quality lustrous crystals.


T793 - Tourmaline $ 300
Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 1 x 0.7 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Tourmaline from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t793a.jpg] Tourmaline from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t793b.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal that grades up from medium green to clear to dark green at the termination. Unusual color zoning. Undamaged, with gem zones.


T794 - Quartz $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794a.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794b.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794c.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794d.jpg]

Cluster of smokey grey Quartz crystals. The prism faces of the large crystals are covered by smaller Quartz crystals and the termination faces are flat and smooth. There is also color zoning in the terminations with dark zones along the edges. Found in 2017.

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