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D482 - Amethyst $ 375
Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa
cabinet - 12 x 8.5 x 5 cm


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Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482a.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482c.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482d.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482e.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482g.jpg]

Lustrous Amethyst Quartz crystals with two separate generations of growth. The first generation has large Amethyst crystals measuring to about 4cm thick, with the later generation being overgrowths of smaller crystals on the larger crystals. These are known as 'Cactus Quartz' and this is a large sized example. Very clean with no significant damage, all the tips are perfect, just a bit of chipping/contact near the base. Complete all around.


D484 - Duftite in Calcite $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5 cm


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Duftite in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D484a.jpg] Duftite in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D484b.jpg] Duftite in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D484c.jpg] Duftite in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D484d.jpg]

Green Duftite included within glassy rhombs of Calcite, a Tsumeb classic.


V121 - Diaspore $ 450
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v121a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v121b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v121c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v121d.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Complete and undamaged with the point of contact at the bottom of the 'V'. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


V122 - Diaspore $ 300
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.1 x 0.4 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v122a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v122b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v122c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Complete with good uniform shape and undamaged except for a small chip near one termination. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


V123 - Diaspore $ 380
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v123a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v123b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v123c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v123d.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Complete and undamaged except for a small bit of another crystal broken off near the base and with the point of contact at the bottom of the 'V'. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


V124 - Diaspore $ 450
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v124a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v124b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v124c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v124d.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Complete and undamaged except for the missing bottom of a small sidecar crystal and with the point of contact at the bottom of the 'V'. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


V130 - Diaspore $ 420
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v130a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v130b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v130c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Complete and undamaged with the point of contact at the bottom of the 'V'. One termination is a bit ragged and indented, but it's undamaged and there are flat faces in areas of this termination. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


D500 - Emerald $ 270
Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500a.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500b.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500c.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent hexagonal Emerald crystal with a good, flat termination. Deeper green color inthe lower half, grading up to a light green termination. Complete and undamaged.


D456 - Proustite $ 450
unknown
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456a.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456b.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456c.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456d.jpg]

A 1.2cm cluster of thick Proustite crystals on matrix. I bought this as part of an old collection and it unfortunately came without a label or locality information.  I can only guess it is German. Chunky crystals with good red color. Undamaged and valued at $500.


M893 - Ilvaite $ 125
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.4 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M893a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M893d.jpg]

Glossy black Ilvaite crystal with an undamaged, chisel-tipped termination. Complete all around.


D597 - Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper $ 950
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597a.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597b.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597c.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597d.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597e.jpg]

This is one of the special Tsumeb specimens that amaze. Cerussite and Rosasite over a mass of Copper. A floater with good crystals on all sides. Ex. Jim Parrish and Norm Dawson collections with labels.


D574 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 475
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574d.jpg]

Crystals of Tsavorite and Diopside on Graphite. The crystals formed in a vug on massive Graphite with crystals of Graphite present lining the vug. The main Tsavorite is about 7mm and highly gemmy. Tsavorite is a chrome and vanadium rich variety of Grossular from East Africa and is one of the most valuable types of garnet found anywhere. This specimen was found at the Merelani Tanzanite mines and a fine example of some of minerals found at this locality.


D594 - Pyrite on Ferberite $ 650
San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.1 x 2 cm


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Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594a.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594b.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594c.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594d.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594e.jpg]

Thick, well terminated single Ferberite crystal with Pyrite crystals attached the sides and back. An unusual and outstanding thumbnail.


D637 - Variscite with Crandallite $ 450
Clay Canyon, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 5.2 x 2.2 cm


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Variscite with Crandallite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D637a.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D637b.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D637c.jpg]

Variscite nodule cut on polished on one side. There are 3 separate areas of Variscite each with surrounding yellow Crandallite.


D638 - Smithsonite $ 650
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D638a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D638b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D638c.jpg]

Large crystals of pink Smithsonite on matrix. Impressive crystals that reach 1.7cm in size.
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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

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