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AF883 - Quartz and Schorl pseudo. Microcline $ 300 SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Quartz and Schorl pseudo. Microcline from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af883a.jpg] Quartz and Schorl pseudo. Microcline from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af883b.jpg] Quartz and Schorl pseudo. Microcline from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af883c.jpg] Quartz and Schorl pseudo. Microcline from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af883d.jpg]

Interesting pseudomorph of a prismatic Microcline crystal that have been replaced by Quartz and Schorl. These were from a small find that appeared at the Munich show this year. The Quartz is fantastic and occurs as hundreds of small crystals that form a criss-crossing laticework on the faces of the former Microcline. There is a 4cm fan-shaped cluster of Schorl attached to the backside. Complete and undamaged.


AF885 - Ruby $ 80 SOLD
Montepuez, Mozambique
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 0.2 cm


Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af885a.jpg] Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af885b.jpg]

Gemmy wafer-like crystal of ruby with good luster and triangular growth patterns on the faces.


AF886 - Ruby SOLD
Montepuez, Mozambique
thumbnail - 1.0 x 1.0 x 0.2 cm


Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af886a.jpg] Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af886b.jpg]

Gemmy wafer-like crystal of ruby with good luster and triangular growth patterns on the faces.


AF887 - Ruby SOLD
Montepuez, Mozambique
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.0 x 0.2 cm


Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af887a.jpg] Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af887b.jpg]

Gemmy wafer-like crystal of Ruby with good luster and triangular growth patterns on the faces. Transparent in most areas as seen in photos. This is a complete, natural crystal of ruby, not a slice.


AF889 - Ruby SOLD
Montepuez, Mozambique
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.3 cm


Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af889a.jpg] Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af889b.jpg]

Gemmy wafer-like crystal of ruby with good luster and triangular growth patterns on the faces.


AF890 - Diopside SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af890a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af890b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af890c.jpg]

Bright lime green, gem quality Diopside crystal. I consider the Merelani Diopside the world's best.


AF892 - Diopside SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af892a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af892b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af892c.jpg]

Bright lime green, translucent to transparent Diopside crystal. Complete all around with intergrown Graphite in areas.


A700 - Anatase SOLD
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a700a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a700b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a700c.jpg]

Fine quality Anatase crystals to 1cmon matrix. A total of 3 crystals in the cluster. The tips of the crystals show 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.


E622 - Galena with Pyrite $ 30 SOLD
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Galena with Pyrite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e622a.jpg] Galena with Pyrite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e622b.jpg]

Mirror lustrous Galena (exceptional for Galena!) and Pyrite crystals. Backside is also crystalized, covered with small Quartz and Sphalerite crystals.


E623 - Pyrite with Quartz, Sphalerite SOLD
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


Pyrite with Quartz, Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e623a.jpg] Pyrite with Quartz, Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e623b.jpg]

Mirror lustrous Galena (exceptional for Galena!) and Pyrite crystals. One Galena has an interesting cavernous growth in one face. The combination of the bright mirror faces on the Galena and the brightness of the Pyrite make for ane xceptionally attractive Galena specimen.


NA211 - Fluorite on Sphalerite $ 45 SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
miniature - 5 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm


Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na211a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na211b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na211c.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite cubes perched on deep red translucent Sphalerite crystals. About 10-12 Fluorite cubes that reach 1.5cm wide.


NA212 - Fluorite SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
small cabinet - 6.3 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na212a.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/na212b.jpg]

Floater cluster of two translucent purple Fluorite cubes. Complete all around and undamaged, recrystallized on the bottom.


SA534 - Brazilianite $ 300 SOLD
Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.1 cm


Brazilianite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa534a.jpg] Brazilianite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa534b.jpg] Brazilianite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa534c.jpg] Brazilianite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa534d.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy single Brazilianite crystal. A beautiful crystal, complete all around though with some contacts on the lower back crystal faces where other crystals were intergrown, with a much better than average degree of transparency. Recently released from a local collection.



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