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NA316 - Karpatite with Cinnabar $ 100 SOLD
Los Picachos, Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Karpatite with Cinnabar from Los Picachos, Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na316a.jpg] Karpatite with Cinnabar from Los Picachos, Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na316b.jpg]

Bright yellow Karpatite crystals (fluorescent) and small flecks of Cinnabar in crystalline Quartz.


A198 - Aquamarine on Albite $ 4500 SOLD
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
cabinet - 10 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Aquamarine on Albite from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a198a.jpg] Aquamarine on Albite from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a198b.jpg] Aquamarine on Albite from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a198c.jpg] Aquamarine on Albite from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a198d.jpg]

Large, glassy Aqua set on a small amount of Albite matrix with another 3.9cm Aqua jutting out at the base. Parts of the main Aqua are double terminated at the base. One tiny ding along one edge of termination, otherwise perfect. Stunning display specimen.


A199 - Apatite on Albite SOLD
Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.4 x 4.4 x 3 cm


Apatite on Albite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a199a.jpg] Apatite on Albite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a199b.jpg] Apatite on Albite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a199c.jpg] Apatite on Albite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a199d.jpg]

Large purple Apatite crystals on both sides of a small plate of crystallized Albite. The Apatite crystals reach 1.5 cm in width and have a slightly curved habit, reminiscent of Pyromorphite. Can be displayed from two sides.


A201 - Tourmaline with Albite $ 300 SOLD
Stak Nala, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a201a.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a201b.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a201c.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a201d.jpg]

Four double terminated Tourmaline crystals intergrown with thin plates of Albite. The Tourmalines are green with pink tips. Interestingly, although the 3 top crystals are off-set at different angles, the color zone planes are the same. Fine and undamaged.


A202 - Lepidolite on Tourmaline $ 300 SOLD
Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a202a.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a202b.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a202c.jpg]

Translucent, medium green Tourmaline with a pink cap blanketed in Lepidolite Glassy with a good termination and undamaged. Although you can't see it in the photos, the green is very nice with a little backlighting.


A203 - Tourmaline with Quartz $ 280 SOLD
Stak Nala, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm


Tourmaline with Quartz from Stak Nala, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a203a.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz from Stak Nala, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a203b.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz from Stak Nala, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a203c.jpg]

A 7cm double terminated green Tourmaline crystal grown through two double terminated Quartz crystals. The Tourmaline is dark green with light green ends. The termination at one end gets divided up in some Albite, but all the small tips are terminated.


A204 - Indicolite with Lepidolite $ 100 SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Indicolite with Lepidolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a204a.jpg] Indicolite with Lepidolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a204b.jpg]

Gem blue Tourmaline with a 1.3cm Lepidolite crystal. The main crystal is terminated however the shorter is broken off. This is GEM material of good blue color, only priced this cheap because of the missing termination on the small crystal.


A205 - Pyromorphite $ 250 SOLD
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 5 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a205a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a205b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a205c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a205d.jpg]

Floater specimen loaded with long, olive green Pyromorphite. OK, the olive green color may not be as nice as the lime green from this locality, but it is an interesting piece for the shear volume of crystals, and they are unusually elongated too.


AF452 - Diopside $ 150 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af452a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af452b.jpg]

Terminated deep lime green Diopside crystal from a late 2008 find that produced these exceptionally colored crystals. Termination is perfect and crystal is complete all around,however priced down due to small amounts of contacts/damage.


AF453 - Diopside with Graphite $ 120 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Diopside with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af453a.jpg] Diopside with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af453b.jpg]

Well terminated, glassy Diopside crystal with attached Graphite. A good example of Merelani Diopside, which I consider the best in the world.


A197 - Kunzite $ 450 SOLD
Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 5.6 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm


Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a197a.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a197b.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a197c.jpg]

Bi-color Kunzite crystal with an attached Quartz crystal.  Kunzite has a fine, sharp termination and is complete and undamaged.
Pink on the lower half and a light blue/green on the upper half.



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