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AF737 - Calcite included by Dioptase $ 260 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 8.5 x 6 cm


Calcite included by Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af737a.jpg] Calcite included by Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af737b.jpg] Calcite included by Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af737c.jpg]

Mound-shaped cluster of clear Calcite crystals included by tiny Dioptase. The Dioptase inclusion is restricted to a thin zone or phantom inside calcites on one side of the specimen. The Dioptase occurs primarily as a green coloration in the Calcite, however with a loupe, tiny crystals can be seen.


AF739 - Azurite with Malachite $ 240 SOLD
Bou Bekker Mine. Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Bou Bekker Mine. Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af739a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bou Bekker Mine. Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af739b.jpg]

Deep blue Azurite crystals display nicely against velvety Malachite. From recent finds.


AF740 - Erythrite $ 400
Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740a.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740b.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740c.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740d.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740e.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740f.jpg]

Usually found as tightly grouped clusters of crystals, this specimen with an isolated 2cm crystal set in Quartz really stands out from the crowd.


AF741 - Hemimorphite on Apatite pseudomorph after Tarbutite $ 130 SOLD
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.0 x 1.7 cm


Hemimorphite on Apatite pseudomorph after Tarbutite from Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af741a.jpg] Hemimorphite on Apatite pseudomorph after Tarbutite from Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af741b.jpg] Hemimorphite on Apatite pseudomorph after Tarbutite from Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af741c.jpg]

Finely crystallized radial groups of this interesting psuedomorph. The Apatite crystals are beautiful enough alone, the sparkly Hemimorphite spinkled across the tips put it over the top.


A165 - Elbaite $ 300 SOLD
Paprok, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.8 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a165a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a165b.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a165c.jpg]

Tri-colored Elbaite, highly gemmy with a bright pink termination. Undamaged, ex. Jerry Rosenthal collection.


A166 - Elbaite $ 450 SOLD
Gilgit, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Elbaite from Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a166a.jpg] Elbaite from Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a166b.jpg] Elbaite from Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a166c.jpg]

Uniquely colored sea-foam green Elbaite crystal. Originally purchased from Frank Melanson approximately 10 years ago, I have not seen this this color since.


NA409 - Smithsonite $ 200
Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na409a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na409b.jpg]

Fine sky blue botryoidal Smithsonite. This type has a more blue color than is typical and a bright, shimmering surface luster.


NA410 - Elbaite $ 450 SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Elbaite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na410a.jpg] Elbaite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na410b.jpg] Elbaite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na410c.jpg]

Cluster of 4 crystals with fine pink color and a thin green zone at the termination. Undamaged and complete, the Tourmaline is also very gemmy.


NA412 - Benitoite SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 0.8 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na412a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na412b.jpg]

Deep blue Benitoite crystals on matrix. Largest is 1.1cm on edge. The crystals are undamaged and the one on the left is a triple termination. Very nice and valued at $200.


NA413 - Benitoite $ 400 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na413a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na413b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na413c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na413d.jpg]

Deep blue Benitoite crystals on matrix. Largest is 1.4cm and very thick, with a large gem section (which can been seen in the backlit photo).


NA414 - Benitoite $ 450 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na414a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na414b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na414c.jpg]

Four Benitoite crystals on matrix. The two top crystals stand up on edge perfectly across the top of the specimen. The main crystal is so gemmy you can see right through it to the matrix. Small but fine specimen.


SA834 - Elbaite $ 450 SOLD
Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


Elbaite from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa834a.jpg] Elbaite from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa834b.jpg] Elbaite from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa834c.jpg]

Deep red/pink Elbaite that grades up to a thin yellow zone followed by a bright blue cap.



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