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K882 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 450 SOLD
Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882e.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882f.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882g.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882.mp4]

Calcite crystals to 2.5cm on translucent purple cubes of Fluorite. The smaller Calcites are like gems, and aside from a couple incomplete crystals on the edge, are all undamaged. This is an old piece I've owned for about 45 years.


CT602 - Amazonite $ 450 SOLD
10 Percent Claim, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 6 cm


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Amazonite from 10 Percent Claim, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT602a.jpg] Amazonite from 10 Percent Claim, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT602b.jpg] Amazonite from 10 Percent Claim, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT602c.jpg] Amazonite from 10 Percent Claim, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT602d.jpg] Amazonite from 10 Percent Claim, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT602.mp4]


LL824 - Indicolite on Albite $ 1500 SOLD
Kunar, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm


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Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824a.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824b.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824c.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824f.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824.mp4]

Well terminated 2.8cm blue Tourmaline crystal wreathed in bladed Albite along with a glassy Quartz crystal. The Indicolite has it's best color and transparency at the top, right where it counts the most. Undamaged and great composition.


LL484 - Ettringite $ 300
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484d.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484.mp4]

Intergrown group of lemon yellow Ettringite crystals. Main crystal is double-terminated and thick at 1.7 x 1.5 cm. There is also a small metallic black tabular crystal sticking out one side, possibly Hematite.


LL459 - Diopside on Graphite $ 450 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LL459a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LL459b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LL459c.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LL459d.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LL459e.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LL459.mp4]

Large, glassy green crystals of Diopside to 2.7 x 1.5cm all over a matrix of black Graphite. There are good Diopside crystals all over, front, back, top, and bottom. There are also areas with good Graphite crystals.


LL812 - Vivianite $ 800
Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm


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Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812a.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812b.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812c.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812e.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812.mp4]

Transparent blue/green double-terminated Vivianite crystal with attached radial crystals of Siderite. Complete all around and undamaged. This one has it all - great color, transparency, and double-terminated form which is uncommon.


K781 - Pyrite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K781aa.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K781ba.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K781ca.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K781ea.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K781.mp4]

Large, complex single Pyrite crystal with high luster. The exotic crystal forms and high luster of Merelani Pyrite make it my favorite of any Pyrite found. There are two smaller attached crystals and it's contacted on the base, otherwise complete all around with just a few chips and great overall form and presentation.


K827 - Apatite on Diopside (?) $ 250
Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827a.jpg] Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827b.jpg] Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827c.jpg] Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827d.jpg] Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827.mp4]

A 2.4 terminated Apatite crystal attached to two terminated green crystals (possibly Diopside or other Pyroxene). This is relatively new material and the only aesthetic specimen that I saw of the material. The Apatite is translucent and gets transparent near the termination. There is also a small amount of transparent, colorless Hyalite Opal attached to the green crystals.


C212 - Brazilianite $ 350
Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c212a.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c212b.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c212c.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/C212.mp4]

Single crystal from the old, best find for the species.


T841 - Wurtzite $ 600 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841c.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841d.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841e.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/T841.mp4]

Well formed, thick Wurtzite crystal, complete all around and undamaged. There is Graphite, Diopside, Pyrite, and a partial Tanzanite crystal attached to the surface. Stunning thumbnail.


T614 - Chrome Tremolite $ 300 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm


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Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t614a.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t614b.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t614c.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/T614.mp4]

Good sized, terminated Chrome Tremolite crystal with excellent color. This is a little larger than most, and has an excellent, multi-faced termination. It also has outstanding color, and appears to have some cutting quality gems zones inside too.


T129 - Epistilbite $ 320
Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/t129a.jpg] Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/t129b.jpg] Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/t129c.jpg] Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/T129.mp4]

Sperical cluster of Epistilbite crystals in an open vug in basalt. The crystals are highly lustrous and extend out from the center to varying distances creating a neat visual effect. Unfortunately one crystal at the very edge where the matrix broke away in incomplete. The rest of the spherical mass is perfect.


T107 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1100
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107d.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/T107.mp4]

Uncommon intergrown cluster of 4 Chrome Tourmaline crystals, 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 the entire crystal is flawless to highly gemmy. Undamaged except for a small chip on a sidecar crystal (there is a bit of natural, irregular growth on one termination edge). From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 7.9 grams.


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.


B818 - Fluorite over Tourmaline $ 350 SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 3 cm


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Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818a.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818b.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818c.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/B818.mp4]

Single Fluorite crystal that has overgrown a single Tourmaline crystal. The bas of the Tourmaline can be seen at the bottom, along with a small amount of Albite. Great color!

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