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AF791 - Libethenite $ 150 SOLD
Mindola open pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Libethenite from Mindola open pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af791a.jpg] Libethenite from Mindola open pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af791b.jpg] Libethenite from Mindola open pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af791c.jpg]

1.4cm dark green crystal cluster on matrix with interesting curving form. Fine examle for locality, 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm.


A825 - Uvite $ 250 SOLD
Okampitiya Village, Uva Province, Sri Lanka
miniature - 4 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


Uvite from Okampitiya Village, Uva Province, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a825a.jpg] Uvite from Okampitiya Village, Uva Province, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a825b.jpg] Uvite from Okampitiya Village, Uva Province, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a825c.jpg]

Large translucent brown Uvite crystal from the type locality. This crystal has a more typical Tourmaline shape compared to most other Uvites such as those from Brumado. Good yellow/brown translucency when backlit, size 4 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm.


A826 - Smokey Quartz, Feldspar SOLD
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
cabinet - 13 x 9 x 7 cm


Smokey Quartz, Feldspar from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a826a.jpg] Smokey Quartz, Feldspar from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a826c.jpg] Smokey Quartz, Feldspar from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a826b.jpg] Smokey Quartz, Feldspar from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a826d.jpg]

Superb transparent 6.5 cm Swiss quality smokey jutting out of matrix that also hosts equally superb white feldspar crystals that are exceptionally fine, sharp and translucent and small amounts of schorl, 13 x 9 x 7 cm.


A827 - Sodalite $ 750 SOLD
Kokcha Valley, Afghanistan
cabinet - 11 x 10 x 7 cm


Sodalite from Kokcha Valley, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a827a.jpg] Sodalite from Kokcha Valley, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a827b.jpg] Sodalite from Kokcha Valley, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a827c.jpg]

Deep blue Sodalite crystals on quartz rich matix with Pyrite. Sharp, well defined crystals, 11 x 10 x 7 cm.


E586 - Magnetite SOLD
Dashkesan Mine, Azerbasan
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


Magnetite from Dashkesan Mine, Azerbasan [db_pics/pics/e586a.jpg] Magnetite from Dashkesan Mine, Azerbasan [db_pics/pics/e586b.jpg] Magnetite from Dashkesan Mine, Azerbasan [db_pics/pics/e586c.jpg]

Single 2.1 cm silvery black Magnetite crystal on a thin matrix with yellowish calcite crystals on the back. Fine, well formed crystal, 6 x 4 x 3 cm.


E587 - Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Siderite $ 280 SOLD
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/e587a.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/e587b.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/e587c.jpg]

Large single Arsenopyrite crystal that is slightly coated by chalcopyrite giving a golden color mixed with the more silvery color of the Arsenopyrite. The specimen is balanced by a clear quartz crystal on one side and what are known locally as a "mouse ear" Siderite crystal on the left side. Good Panasquiera combination piece, 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm.


NA264 - Galena altering to Anglesite and Cerrusite $ 120 SOLD
Sunshine #1 Tunnel, Blanchard Claims, Bingham, New Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Galena altering to Anglesite and Cerrusite from Sunshine #1 Tunnel, Blanchard Claims, Bingham, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na264a.jpg] Galena altering to Anglesite and Cerrusite from Sunshine #1 Tunnel, Blanchard Claims, Bingham, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na264b.jpg] Galena altering to Anglesite and Cerrusite from Sunshine #1 Tunnel, Blanchard Claims, Bingham, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na264c.jpg] Galena altering to Anglesite and Cerrusite from Sunshine #1 Tunnel, Blanchard Claims, Bingham, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na264d.jpg]

Large Galena cube with surface alteration to Anglesite and Cerrusite. Malachite and Linarite also present making this a colorful piece, 5.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm.


SA914 - Cassiterite SOLD
near Aracuia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm


Cassiterite from near Aracuia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa914a.jpg] Cassiterite from near Aracuia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa914b.jpg] Cassiterite from near Aracuia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa914c.jpg]

Single black Cassiterite crystal of complex shape - reminds me of the more current Ping Wu Cassiterites in appearance, but it's an older Brazilian specimen, pegmatitic in origin. Sharp and complete single crystal with good luster and more pizzaz than photos, size 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm.


SA915 - Cassiterite SOLD
near Aracuia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Cassiterite from near Aracuia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa915a.jpg] Cassiterite from near Aracuia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa915b.jpg] Cassiterite from near Aracuia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa915c.jpg]

Single balck Cassiterite crystal of comples shape and of pegmatitic origin, size 2.6 x 2 x 1.8 cm.


SA918 - Cassiterite with Arsenopyrite $ 175 SOLD
Llallagua, Oruro District, Bolivia
miniature - 4.1 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


Cassiterite with Arsenopyrite from Llallagua, Oruro District, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa918a.jpg] Cassiterite with Arsenopyrite from Llallagua, Oruro District, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa918b.jpg] Cassiterite with Arsenopyrite from Llallagua, Oruro District, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa918c.jpg]

Lustrous black cassiterite crystals form a pleasing association to a 2.2 cm rounded, shimmering Arsenopyrite crystal group, 4.1 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm.



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