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A220 - Aquamarine SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.9 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm


Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a220a.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a220b.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a220c.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a220d.jpg]

Highly glassy and transparent Aqua with superb luster on the faces and matte luster on the bevel edges of the terminations. The smaller diameter crystal rising through the main makes this one stand out among other similar single Aqua crystals. The sides are perfect except for one small area of contact and another small divot where a 3mm Tantalite (?) crystal is intergrown with the Aqua. Good blue color. Ex. Laura Thompson, Jon Sigerman collections.


A221 - Liddicoatite over Elbaite SOLD
Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Liddicoatite over Elbaite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a221a.jpg] Liddicoatite over Elbaite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a221b.jpg] Liddicoatite over Elbaite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a221c.jpg]

Choice thumbnail crystal of these unusual Tourmalines from Vietnam. The green outer zone is Liddicoatite while the red core is Elbaite. Complete and undamaged with neat multifaceted termination.


A222 - Liddicoatite over Elbaite SOLD
Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Liddicoatite over Elbaite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a222a.jpg] Liddicoatite over Elbaite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a222b.jpg]

Thumbnail crystal of these unusual Tourmalines from Vietnam. The green outer zone is Liddicoatite while the red core is Elbaite. Undamaged with neat multifaceted termination, however backside has contacting where other crystal grew along side it, which is somewhat of a bonus as it reveals the red inner core.


A225 - Calcite with Stibnite $ 45 SOLD
Henan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Calcite with Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a225a.jpg] Calcite with Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a225b.jpg] Calcite with Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a225c.jpg]

A 3cm white Calcite crystals intergrown with Stibnite.


A226 - Pyrite on Quartz $ 50 SOLD
Shangbao Mine, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Pyrite on Quartz from Shangbao Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a226a.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz from Shangbao Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a226b.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz from Shangbao Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a226c.jpg]

Pale green Quartz with unusual habit with an attached small pyrite cube near the base. The crystal is composed of hundreds of smaller Quartz crystals which cumulatively retain the six sided form of a single Quartz. This is one of the very best of a parcel of similar crystals I bought several years ago that I just "found" while digging through some flats.


A227 - Anatase $ 200 SOLD
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm


Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a227a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a227b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a227c.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a227d.jpg]

Fine quality Anatase crystals on matrix. A total of 10 crystals that contrast well against the sparkly druse of tiny Albite and Quartz crystals. The tips of the crystals show good translucency. Though priced much lower, these Anatase are every bit as good in quality as their Norwegian counterparts, and are currently plentiful but may not be so in the near future.


A228 - Anatase $ 90 SOLD
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a228a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a228b.jpg]

Fine quality Anatase crystal on matrix of Albite and Quartz crystals. The double terminated Anatase crystal is 1.1cm wide. Though priced much lower, these Anatase are every bit as good in quality as their Norwegian counterparts, and are currently plentiful but may not be so in the near future.


A230 - Anatase SOLD
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a230a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a230b.jpg]

Fine quality Anatase crystals on matrix. A total of 2 crystals that contrast well against the stark white Albite crystals. The tips of the crystals show good translucency. Though priced much lower, these Anatase are every bit as good in quality as their Norwegian counterparts, and are currently plentiful but may not be so in the near future.


E619 - Quartz $ 500 SOLD
Winterstock, Goscheneralp, Uri, Switzerland
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 5.2 cm


Quartz from Winterstock, Goscheneralp, Uri, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/e619a.jpg] Quartz from Winterstock, Goscheneralp, Uri, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/e619b.jpg] Quartz from Winterstock, Goscheneralp, Uri, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/e619c.jpg]

Highly transparent light smokey Quartz crystal with interesting steped growth on one side and a smaller sidecar crystal on the other. This was found very near Furka Pass, on the border between Valais and Uri cantons, in the highest ground between the upper Rhone glacier and Damma glacier. Fine undamaged specimen from the Jon Sigerman collection..


E620 - Galena with Pyrite SOLD
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Galena with Pyrite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e620a.jpg] Galena with Pyrite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e620b.jpg] Galena with Pyrite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e620c.jpg]

Mirror lustrous Galena and Pyrite crystals, with good crystals on both sides of specimen.


E621 - Pyrite with Quartz, Sphalerite $ 30 SOLD
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria
miniature - 5 x 3 x 3 cm


Pyrite with Quartz, Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e621a.jpg] Pyrite with Quartz, Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e621b.jpg] Pyrite with Quartz, Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e621c.jpg]

Vertical stack of Pyrite crystals to 2cm with attached Sphalerite and tiny Quartz crystals. Complete all around and undamaged.


NA208 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 300 SOLD
Illinois, USA
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 7.5 cm


Calcite on Fluorite from Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/na208a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/na208b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/na208c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/na208d.jpg]

Large cubes of purple Fluorite with yellow cores covered by Calcite. Attractive spcimen I recently bought out of a collection.


NA209 - Fluorite on Sphalerite $ 80 SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na209a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na209b.jpg]

Translucent to transparent 3cm wide purple Fluorite cube smartly perched on Sphalerite. Smaller Fluorite cubes and Barite provide accent.


NA210 - Fluorite on Sphalerite $ 100 SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na210a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na210b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na210c.jpg]

Two translucent purple Fluorite cubes on Sphalerite. The Fluorite display well perched up on the Sphalerite and reach 3.3cm wide and are complete all around and undamaged.


AF862 - Zircon $ 50 SOLD
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af862a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af862b.jpg]

Translucent red Zircon crystal with nice luster.



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