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AF785 - Calcite on Ettringite SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Calcite on Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af785a.jpg] Calcite on Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af785b.jpg] Calcite on Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af785c.jpg]

Large, translucent Ettringite crystals to1.5cm with attached elongated white Calcite crystals.  I obtained this specimen 15 years ago from a collection.  While some Ettringites can develop a brown surface alteration, this specimen has retained is bright yellow color.  Teh Calcites add contrast and a nice composition t the specimen, 3.4 x 2.5 x 2 cm.


AF786 - Libethenite $ 180 SOLD
Area E open pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia
miniature - 3.8 x 2 x 2 cm


Libethenite from Area E open pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af786a.jpg] Libethenite from Area E open pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af786b.jpg]

Deep forest green Libethenite crystal cluster 1.5 cm wide in vug lined with a platy brown mineral and small pink crystals. High quality piece with good sized Libethenite cluster. 3.8 x 2 x 2 cm.


AF787 - Aegirine with Quartz $ 55 SOLD
Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
small cabinet - 6.5 x 2 x 2 cm


Aegirine with Quartz from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi [db_pics/pics/af787c.jpg] Aegirine with Quartz from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi [db_pics/pics/af787b.jpg] Aegirine with Quartz from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi [db_pics/pics/af787a.jpg]

Thick, lustrous dark green crystal with smaller crystals and smokey quartz crystals attached. All Aegerine crystals are double terminated making this a floater specimen, 6.5 x 2 x 2 cm.


AF788 - Diopside with Graphite $ 140 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Diopside with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af788a.jpg] Diopside with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af788b.jpg] Diopside with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af788c.jpg] Diopside with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af788d.jpg]

Gemmy green Diopside crystal with good luster and transparency intergrown with Graphite, 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm.


AF789 - Dioptase $ 250 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af789a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af789b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af789c.jpg]

Matrix Dioptase specimen with individual crystals to 7mm against a white matrix, which to me make for the best Tsumeb Dioptase specimens. The crystals have excellent luster and are coated by what Iis possibly Minrecordite. Good specimen, 7 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm.


A813 - Pyromorphite $ 125 SOLD
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 2.8 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a813a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a813b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a813c.jpg]

Floater specimen of densly packed crystals of olive green Pyromorphite. This specimen features good large crystals to over 1.5cm in length. The crystals from this pocket are more elongated and spikey in form than typically seen from the mine. Good specimen, size 7.5 x 5 x 2.8 cm.


A814 - Lazurite $ 800 SOLD
Bandakstan, Afghanistan
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 9 cm


Lazurite from Bandakstan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a814a.jpg] Lazurite from Bandakstan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a814b.jpg] Lazurite from Bandakstan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a814c.jpg]

Huge single crystal well exposed in marble, crystal is well formed and a whopping 4.5 cm wide, rarely seen in this size, 10.5 x 7 x 9 cm.


A815 - Schorl with Quartz $ 125 SOLD
Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Schorl with Quartz from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a815a.jpg] Schorl with Quartz from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a815b.jpg] Schorl with Quartz from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a815c.jpg]

Fine, undamaged specimen of light smokey Quartz partially grown around a terminated Schorl crystal. While neither species is rare, this is a particularly attractive combo of the two, accented by clusters of Muscovite, size 5.3 x 4.5 x 4 cm.


E585 - Sphalerite $ 225
Mogila Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


Sphalerite from Mogila Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e585a.jpg] Sphalerite from Mogila Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e585b.jpg] Sphalerite from Mogila Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e585c.jpg] Sphalerite from Mogila Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e585d.jpg]

Razor sharp, lustrous, and transparent Spahlerite crystals to 1.8 cm pn Quartz matrix. The crystals are brown and green in color and of top quality, 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm.


NA261 - Natrolite $ 190 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 3.9 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


Natrolite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na261a.jpg] Natrolite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na261b.jpg] Natrolite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na261c.jpg]

Rare pink Natrolite crystal from the Jeffrey Mine. Terminated single crystal with a smaller 1.3 cm crystal sticking through the termination. From the Frank Edwards Collection, main crystal is 3.9 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm.


NA262 - Adamite SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na262a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na262b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na262c.jpg]

Unusual chocolate brown Adamite crystals on limonite, a good addition to a Mapimi suite, 6 x 4 x 4 cm.


NA263 - Adamite $ 65 SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na263a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na263b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na263c.jpg]

Gemmy, bright yellow over purple Adamite crystals on limonite. The transparency is very good as is the intense color and color combination, 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm.


SA906 - Pyrite $ 50 SOLD
Huanzala, Peru
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


Pyrite from Huanzala, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa906a.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa906b.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa906c.jpg]

3.6 cm wide cluster of larger cubo octahedral Pyrite crystals on a pyrite matrix. Displays nicely with the cluster of crystals rising up off the matrix, different that the typical masses of Pyrite, size 6 x 5 x 4 cm.


SA907 - Zinkenite $ 75 SOLD
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
miniature - 4 x 2.6 x 1.3 cm


Zinkenite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa907a.jpg] Zinkenite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa907b.jpg]

Two attached "sprays" of very bright Zinkenite. This is an uncommonly good large cluster of nothing but Zinkenite crystals brought out of Bolivia by a geologist friend years ago, 4 x 2.6 x 1.3 cm.



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