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A830 - Indicolite on Quartz $ 650 SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Indicolite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a830a.jpg] Indicolite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a830b.jpg] Indicolite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a830c.jpg] Indicolite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a830d.jpg]

Gem terminated Indicolite crystal 2.7cm long intergrown with a Quartz crystal. Showy and undamaged. Ex. Carl Accosta collection.


A831 - Indicolite $ 300 SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.7 x 0.65 cm


Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a831a.jpg] Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a831b.jpg] Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a831c.jpg] Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a831d.jpg]

Gem terminated Indicolite crystal with fine blue color. This is all facet grade and weighs 11 carats. There is a ding on one side of the non-terminated end, still and excellent crystal with a great color that is very hard to find.


A832 - Lepidolite on Kunzite $ 200 SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 4.3 x 2.2 x 1.0 cm


Lepidolite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a832a.jpg] Lepidolite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a832b.jpg] Lepidolite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a832c.jpg]

Well terminated Kunzite crystal with attached Lepidolite primarily on the lower portion of one side. This is a complete and undamaged crystal with well developed, smooth termination faces.


A833 - Kunzite $ 90 SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.8 x 0.9 cm


Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a833a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a833b.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a833c.jpg]

Well terminated Kunzite crystal, complete and undamaged, with well developed, smooth termination faces.


AF800 - Malachite after Azurite on Bayldonite $ 2500 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 3.8 x 3.0 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Malachite after Azurite on Bayldonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af800a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite on Bayldonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af800b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite on Bayldonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af800c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite on Bayldonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af800d.jpg] Malachite after Azurite on Bayldonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af800e.jpg]

Exceptionally fine example of the classic Tsumeb Malachite after Azurite. The Azurite on this specimen has only started to be replaced leaving the Azurite crystal extremely sharp in form with a few patches of the blue Azurite showing. The Malachite is not a dull green rather it's bright and chatoyant and you can see radial, vibrant green banding on both sides of the main crystal. Undamaged with a few other minor crystals on the matrix to top it off. Ex. Roland Sherman and Carl Acosta collections.


AF801 - Cerussite $ 100 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af801a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af801b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af801c.jpg]

Terminated Cerussite crystal with an unusual yellow color, ex. Carl Acosta collection.


AF802 - Azurite $ 1200 SOLD
Toussit Mine, Morocco
miniature - 3.6 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Azurite from Toussit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af802a.jpg] Azurite from Toussit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af802b.jpg] Azurite from Toussit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af802c.jpg]

Terminated single Azurite crystal with great luster and crystallized all around (floater) though backside not as pretty as the front, ex. Carl Acosta collection.


AF803 - Brucite on Manganite $ 150 SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Brucite on Manganite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af803a.jpg] Brucite on Manganite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af803b.jpg]

Pearly 1.6cm wide cluster of Brucite set strikingly on black Manganite. Backside has a vug filled with glassy yellow Sturmanite as a bonus.


NA301 - Gold on Quartz $ 400 SOLD
Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Gold on Quartz from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na301a.jpg] Gold on Quartz from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na301b.jpg] Gold on Quartz from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na301c.jpg]

Gold crystal on Quartz matrix. The Gold is well crystallized with individual crystals to 4mm. Most Round Mountain specimens available are without matrix.


NA302 - Malachite after Azurite $ 600 SOLD
Milpillas, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na302a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na302b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na302c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na302d.jpg]

Three interconnected crystals in aesthetic arrangement. The crystals are undamaged with satiny luster. Main crystal is 4.3cm long and 2.4 cm wide. Ex. Carl Acosta collection who got an early pick on these from Evan Jones when they first came out.


SA925 - Brazilianite $ 800 SOLD
Conselheira Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Brazilianite from Conselheira Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa925a.jpg] Brazilianite from Conselheira Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa925b.jpg] Brazilianite from Conselheira Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa925c.jpg] Brazilianite from Conselheira Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa925d.jpg]

Thick, chunky crystal with good luster and transparency. Old material with the thick crystal style so much different than the recent finds at Linopolis. Good color and transparency with a little Muscovite intergrown in the base. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


SA926 - Realgar $ 120 SOLD
Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5 cm


Realgar from Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa926a.jpg] Realgar from Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa926b.jpg] Realgar from Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa926c.jpg]

Bright red Realgar crystals on a matrix of Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite.


SA927 - Sphalerite, Realgar, Orpiment on Quartz $ 180 SOLD
Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru
cabinet - 12.5 x 11.5 x 5 cm


Sphalerite, Realgar, Orpiment on Quartz from Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa927a.jpg] Sphalerite, Realgar, Orpiment on Quartz from Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa927b.jpg] Sphalerite, Realgar, Orpiment on Quartz from Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa927c.jpg]

Large, flat plate of Quartz crystals interspersed with Sphalerite and Realgar crystals and dustings of orange Orpiment. Overall in good condition with only a few missing Quartz crystals, colorful and showy.


SA928 - Orpiment on Realgar on Quartz $ 60 SOLD
Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Orpiment on Realgar on Quartz from Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa928a.jpg] Orpiment on Realgar on Quartz from Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa928b.jpg]

Realgar crystals coated with orange Orpiment on a mound of Quartz crystals.


SA929 - Galena, Realgar, Orpiment on Quartz $ 80 SOLD
Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 6 cm


Galena, Realgar, Orpiment on Quartz from Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa929a.jpg] Galena, Realgar, Orpiment on Quartz from Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa929b.jpg] Galena, Realgar, Orpiment on Quartz from Mina Palomo, Julcani Dist., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa929c.jpg]

Quartz crystals interspersed with shiny Galena crystals, Realgar crystals and dustings of orange Orpiment. The Galenas are very nice with good luster and large octahdral modifications to the cube corners. There are a number of broken off Quartz crystals.



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