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A834 - Kunzite $ 150 SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.3 x 0.9 cm


Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a834a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a834b.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a834c.jpg]

Gem quality pink Kunzite crystal with an exceptionally well formed termination, complete on all sides. So many of these are partially etched and irregular in shape, so it is nice to see such a well formed crystal as this.


NA307 - Benitoite, Neptunite $ 350 SOLD
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
miniature - 3.6 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


Benitoite, Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na307a.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na307b.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na307c.jpg]

Aethetic groupling on long, upright Neptunite crystals. The front crystal is 2.2cm and double terminated.


NA306 - Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite SOLD
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na306a.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na306b.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na306c.jpg]

A single long Neptunite is the main feature on this piece, and it's a major Neptunite, about as big as they get at 4.3cm long. Attached to the side of the Neptunite is a Benitoite and on the Benitoite is a Joaquinite.


NA305 - Neptunite $ 600
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na305a.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na305b.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na305c.jpg]

Unusually stout Neptunite crystals in thick clusters. Fine quality with main cluster undamaged and damage to backside of small cluster.


NA304 - Neptunite $ 800
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 5.4 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm


Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304a.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304b.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304c.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304d.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304e.jpg]

Unusually stout Neptunite crystals in thick clusters. Fine and undamaged.


NA303 - Benitoite $ 90 SOLD
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1 cm


Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na303a.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na303b.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na303c.jpg]

Translucent blue Benitoite crystals to 1.1cm on matrix.


AF904 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 300 SOLD
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af904a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af904b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af904c.jpg]

Intense, emerald green Tourmaline crystal, gemmy and well formed with especially good color. "Chrome" Tourmaline is actually a vanadium rich Uvite/Dravite Tourmaline. private_notes


AF901 - Tanzanite on Diopside $ 1200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm


Tanzanite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af901a.jpg] Tanzanite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af901b.jpg] Tanzanite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af901c.jpg]

Diopside crystal cluster on Graphite with a gemmy blue 1.2cm Tanzanite. Superb combination piece.


NA308 - Tetrahedrite $ 90 SOLD
Cerro Gordo, Inyo Co., California
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Tetrahedrite from Cerro Gordo, Inyo Co., California [db_pics/pics/na308a.jpg] Tetrahedrite from Cerro Gordo, Inyo Co., California [db_pics/pics/na308b.jpg] Tetrahedrite from Cerro Gordo, Inyo Co., California [db_pics/pics/na308c.jpg]

Single floater Terahedrite with unusual form. Ex. James Moyer collection in Perky box.


A836 - Anatase on Albite with Quartz $ 300 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 180
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a836a.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a836b.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a836c.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a836d.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a836e.jpg]

Sharp 9mm Anatase crystal with albite and Quartz crystals. The Anatase is undamaged and translucent on the tips.



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