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A167 - Tourmaline on Quartz $ 180 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Tourmaline on Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/A167A.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a167b.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a167c.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a167d.jpg]

A 4cm Schorl juts out in the opposite direction of a cluster of transparent Quartz crystals. The Quartz has frosted luster on some faces and glassy luster on others. There are unidentified white crystals intergrown in the termination of the Schorl and a few tiny crystals of Spessartine Garnet attached. .


A168 - Peridot $ 1200 SOLD
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 0.6 cm
ex.  James Houran


Peridot from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a168a.jpg] Peridot from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a168b.jpg] Peridot from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a168c.jpg] Peridot from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a168d.jpg]

Sharply formed, gem Peridot crystal. The crystal is internally gemmy top to bottom with the frosted luster typical of this locale. From the James Houran thumbnail collection who obtained it from the Cal Graeber collection. This is one of the finest Peridot crystals from this locality. .


A169 - Elbaite on Herderite $ 400 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.7 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Elbaite on Herderite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a169a.jpg] Elbaite on Herderite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a169b.jpg] Elbaite on Herderite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a169c.jpg] Elbaite on Herderite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a169d.jpg]

Dark green, terminated Elbaite grown atop a cluster of green Herderite crystals. The Herderite crystals are glassy, complete and double terminated and of the desireable and rare green color that is sometimes found in Pakistan. .


A171 - Lazurite SOLD
Sar-e-sang, Badakhstan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm
ex.  James Houran


Lazurite from Sar-e-sang, Badakhstan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a171a.jpg] Lazurite from Sar-e-sang, Badakhstan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a171b.jpg] Lazurite from Sar-e-sang, Badakhstan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a171c.jpg]

Single euhedral Lazurite crystal, deep blue color and complete all around. From the collection of noted thumbnail collector James Houran.


A186 - Quartz $ 240 SOLD
North Waziristan, Pakistan
large cabinet - 20.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Quartz from North Waziristan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a186a.jpg] Quartz from North Waziristan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a186b.jpg] Quartz from North Waziristan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a186c.jpg]

Long, slender cluster of interconnected double terminated Quartz crystals.Complete and undamaged with a white faden line down the center. .


AF413 - Emerald $ 1500 SOLD
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
miniature - 3.4 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Emerald from Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/af413a.jpg] Emerald from Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/af413b.jpg] Emerald from Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/af413c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged gem crystal with pyramidal termination. These came out years ago and are now hard to find. This crystal is of high quality and undamaged. .


AF416 - Sapphirine SOLD
Anosy Region, Tulear Prov., Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


Sapphirine from Anosy Region, Tulear Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af416a.jpg] Sapphirine from Anosy Region, Tulear Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af416b.jpg] Sapphirine from Anosy Region, Tulear Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af416c.jpg]

Single euhedral blue/grey crystal, translucent when backlit along the edges. Complete all around and well formed for this rare silicate mineral. From the James Houran thumbnail collection.


AF417 - Quartz with Hematite $ 180 SOLD
Messina Mine, Transvaal, South Africa
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Quartz with Hematite from Messina Mine, Transvaal, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af417a.jpg] Quartz with Hematite from Messina Mine, Transvaal, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af417b.jpg] Quartz with Hematite from Messina Mine, Transvaal, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af417c.jpg]

Single transparent Quartz crystal with interesting pink Hematite stained inclusions. The Quartz is very transparent. .


NA288 - Grossular with Diopside $ 15 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm


Grossular with Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na288a.jpg] Grossular with Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na288b.jpg]

Transparent Grossular crystals to 4-5mm on matrix with Diopside. .


NA296 - Amethyst $ 380 SOLD
Las Vigas, Vercruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.9 x 3.5 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vercruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na296a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vercruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na296b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vercruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na296c.jpg]

Attractive cluster of purple tipped crystals that display well on a matrix covered by tiny clear Quartz crystals. Well balanced and undamaged. .


NA298 - Amethyst $ 400 SOLD
Las Vigas, Vercruz, Mexico
miniature - 3.4 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vercruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na298a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vercruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na298b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vercruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na298c.jpg]

Spectacular cluster of Amethyst crystals grown atop a small shard of matrix. About 7 crystals in all, including a 3.5cm double terminated crystal. Strong visual impact and different than typical Las Vigas specimens. .


SA555 - Spessartine $ 250 SOLD
Navegador Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm
ex.  James Houran


Spessartine from Navegador Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa555a.jpg] Spessartine from Navegador Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa555b.jpg] Spessartine from Navegador Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa555c.jpg]

Transparent gem crystal, complete all around and undamaged. Although these have been fairly common (though not as much so anymore), this specimen has uncommon balance and aesthetics, a fine thumbnail. .



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