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E502 - Manganite $ 4000 SOLD
Ilfeld, Hartz Mountains,Germany
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Manganite from Ilfeld, Hartz Mountains,Germany [db_pics/pics/e502a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Hartz Mountains,Germany [db_pics/pics/e502b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Hartz Mountains,Germany [db_pics/pics/e502d.jpg]

Bright, lustrous Manganite crystals in dense coverage with various crystals splaying out in different directions for contrast.  Ex. Don Boydston collection who obtained it from Peter Bancroft. The Boydston collection had 4 or 5 German Manganites and this was my favorite of them all due to the great luster of the crystals.


A152 - Calcite $ 260 SOLD
19th Level, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1 cm


Calcite from 19th Level, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/a152a.jpg] Calcite from 19th Level, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/a152b.jpg] Calcite from 19th Level, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/a152c.jpg]

Sharply formed butterfly twin Calcite. Great luster with transparent zones. Complete front and back with sharp, undamaged edges.


A153 - Anatase on Quartz $ 100 SOLD
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.4 x 2.8 x 1.6 cm


Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a153a.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a153b.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a153c.jpg]

Chlorite included Quartz in parallel growth upon which have grown Anatase crystals. Good from all sides and different than most from this locality.


A154 - Anatase with Quartz SOLD
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.6 x 2 cm


Anatase with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a154a.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a154b.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a154c.jpg]

Clusters of fine Anatase crystals to 5mm on matrix. A 1cm double terminated Quartz crystal balances out the specimen on the left side.


A155 - Anatase on Quartz $ 100 SOLD
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a155a.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a155b.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a155c.jpg]

Albite and Quartz covered matrix with a superb 1cm single Anatase.


A156 - Anatase on Quartz $ 200 SOLD
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a156a.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a156b.jpg]

Albite and Quartz (many colored green by Chlorite inclusions) covered matrix with double terminated Anatase crystals to 1.2cm long.


AF346 - Manganoan Smithsonite $ 900 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Manganoan Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af346a.jpg] Manganoan Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af346b.jpg] Manganoan Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af346c.jpg]

Fine pink rhombs of Smithsonite of a fairly uniform 7-8mm in size.


NA355 - Chrome Grossular $ 750 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


Chrome Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na355a.jpg] Chrome Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na355b.jpg] Chrome Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na355c.jpg]

Bright green chrome Grossular crystals to 4mm, well isolated on matrix covered by tiny greenish yellow Pectolite crystals. The Grossulars are outstanding for this color and are much bigger than average for the mine.


NA356 - Wulfenite $ 200 SOLD
Gleason (?), Arizona
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


Wulfenite from Gleason (?), Arizona [db_pics/pics/na356a.jpg] Wulfenite from Gleason (?), Arizona [db_pics/pics/na356b.jpg] Wulfenite from Gleason (?), Arizona [db_pics/pics/na356c.jpg]

Thumbnail sized cluster of orange Wulfenite set in a vug, with both the Wulfenite and the vug lined with what appears to be a light covering of sugary, sparkly Quartz. The label shows this specimen dates back to at least 1974 and calls it 'Wulfenite under Calcite'.


NA357 - Copper in Calcite $ 100 SOLD
Houghton Co., Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Copper in Calcite from Houghton Co., Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na357a.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Houghton Co., Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na357b.jpg]

Scalenohedral Calcite crystal included by Copper.


SA829 - Topaz $ 850 SOLD
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.2 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa829a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa829b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa829c.jpg]

Good sized "Imperial" Topaz crystal, richly colored and externally perfect in form. While there are the common internal imperfections that kept this crystal from being cut, there are nonetheless many good gemmy zones.


SA830 - Topaz $ 600 SOLD
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.0 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa830a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa830b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa830c.jpg]

Good sized 'Imperial' Topaz crystal, richly colored and externally perfect in form with vertical striations on the sides. This crystal is internally gemmy and of cutting quality - rarely do these facet quality crystals survive without being cut.


SA831 - Topaz $ 1600 SOLD
Antonio Pereira, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5.0 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm


Topaz from Antonio Pereira, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa831a.jpg] Topaz from Antonio Pereira, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa831b.jpg] Topaz from Antonio Pereira, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa831c.jpg]

Good sized "Imperial" Topaz crystal, richly colored and externally perfect in form with great luster. While there are the common internal imperfections that kept this crystal from being cut, there are nonetheless many good gemmy zones. Mined June, 2001.


SA832 - Realgar on Quartz $ 50 SOLD
Mina Palomo, Julcani District, Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Realgar on Quartz from Mina Palomo, Julcani District, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa832a.jpg] Realgar on Quartz from Mina Palomo, Julcani District, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa832b.jpg] Realgar on Quartz from Mina Palomo, Julcani District, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa832c.jpg]

Deep red 9mm Reagar crystal set in a cluster of Quartz crystals. The yellow coloration is caused by Orpiment.


SA833 - Uvite on Magnesite $ 750 SOLD
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa833a.jpg] Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa833b.jpg] Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa833c.jpg]

Superb green Uvite crystal 2.2cm wide perched dramatically on transparent Magenesites of equal quality. This is as good an Uvite as I've seen from this locality with great luster and transparency. The main Uvite stands up on end vertically atop the Magnesite enabling it's perfection to be viewed from all sides.



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