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J763 - Dioptase $ 950 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 475
Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo
cabinet - 11 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763a.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763b.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763c.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763d.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763e.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763f.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763g.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763i.jpg]

Bright and lustrous Dioptase crystals on a tan rock matrix. This specimen has interesting crystallization with both cup-shaped formations of solid Diptase and crystals with somewhat wheat-sheaf formations. There are also occasional tiny yellow Wulfenites present.


J616 - Fluorite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Rogerly Mine, Durham, England
cabinet - 11.1 x 6.8 x 3.8 cm


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Fluorite from Rogerly Mine, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/J616a.jpg] Fluorite from Rogerly Mine, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/J616b.jpg] Fluorite from Rogerly Mine, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/J616c.jpg]

Transparent forest green color Fluorite crystals cover the entire top of the matrix. The largest single crystal is 3.0cm wide, located in the center of the specimen. It came from the mining activity done at Rogerly in the early 2000's. Bottom has been sawn flat to better display the specimen. Out of a collection, the invoice from 2006 shows a price of $185.


J722 - Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside $ 275 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 138
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722a.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722b.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722c.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722d.jpg]

Fine quality and unusual floater cluster of elongated Tsavorite crystals, brown Sphene crystals, and glassy Diopside crystals. Well crystallized on all sides.


J728 - Descloizite $ 260 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 130
Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 14 x 8 x 7 cm


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Descloizite from Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J728a.jpg] Descloizite from Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J728b.jpg] Descloizite from Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J728c.jpg]

Sparkling red microcrystals of Descloizite with an uncommon red/orange coloration. The Descolizite is present over an area 10cm wide. Neat old specimen out of a collection from an obscure and defunct USA locality.


J703 - Spessartine $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75 SOLD
Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J703a.jpg] Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J703b.jpg] Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J703c.jpg]

Gemmy single Spessartine crystal from recents finds in Nigeria. The crystal is complete and transparent with a well saturated red/orange color. Most in the lot had contacts, this one is good all around.


J392 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 2.0 cm


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Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J392a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J392b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J392c.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J392d.jpg]

Wulfenite and Mimetite crystals scattered across a heavy, metallic sulfide matrix. Some green mineralization adds color contrast.  Great study specimen with hundreds of crystals.


J681 - Anglesite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


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Anglesite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J681a.jpg] Anglesite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J681b.jpg] Anglesite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J681c.jpg]

White Anglesite crystals to 1.5cm on a bit of blue, metallic matrix (Germanite?). There are also what appear to be small Wulfenite crystals in the matrix (Chillagite?). Some chipping but in overall good condition.


J651 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J651a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J651b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J651c.jpg]

Dense coverage of gemmy Tsavorite crystals, Diopside, and lsutrous metallic Pyrite crytals atop a matrix of Graphite. Undamaged.


J641 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J641a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J641b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J641c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of Diopside, Graphite, and Tsavorite crystals. The Diopside crytal is double-terminated. Floater specimen crystallized all around.


AR26 - Tourmaline in Lepidolite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm


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Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26a.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26b.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26c.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26d.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26e.jpg]

White Lepidolite partially wraps around a naturally etched, multi-colored Tourmaline crystal. The green colored end of the crystal shows part of the original flat termination and the other end shows etched 'spires' of pink and green coloration.


SM966 - Azurite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.0 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of tabular blue azurite crystals. Translucent.


TR15 - Calcite $ 500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 250
Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA
cabinet - 15 x 12 x 5 cm


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Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/TR15a.jpg] Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/TR15b.jpg] Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/TR15c.jpg] Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/TR15d.jpg] Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/TR15e.jpg]

Yellow scalenohedral Calcite crystals, each with sharp phantoms, possibly partially due to Cinnabar. This is a rare specimen from the old mercury mining district of Terlingua, located near the Mexican border. Cinnabar was discovered here in the 1880s, creating a temporary mining town, now nothing remains but a ghost town. This specimen is out of an old collection from the 1970s and comes with an old Fraziers Mineral label. A little bit of tip damage but overall in great condition.


TR14 - Calcite on Amethyst $ 600 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
large cabinet - 20 x 16 x 5 cm


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Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14a.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14b.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14c.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14d.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14e.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14f.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14g.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14h.jpg]

Large specimen of Amethyst with white scalenohedral Calcite crystals. Showy and undamaged.


SM777 - Tanzanite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM777a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM777b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM777c.jpg]

Single, complete Tanzanite crystal. A bi-color example with yellow over a small blue core. Complete, undamaged crystal with only minimal edge chipping. Highly gemmy in the upper half. Unheated, natural Tanzanite.Former dealer price of $800.


C649 - Amethyst scepter $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649c.jpg]

Glassy and transparent amethyst scepter atop white Quartz. Complete all around and undamaged with an area of natural etching on one face. The Amethyst has hair-like black inclusions.

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