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A173 - Pyromorphite $ 160 SOLD
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a173a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a173b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a173c.jpg]

Lime green Pyro crystals that reach 7mm in diameter on a thin shard of matrix. The crystals are well isolated and have excellent luster. Very aesthetic thumbnail.


AF538 - Rhodochrosite $ 960 SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af538a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af538b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af538c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af538d.jpg]

Cherry red Rhodo cluster, gem quality crystals. Tip is perfect on the main crystal and most of the lesser crystals.


AF539 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 80 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af539a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af539b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af539c.jpg]

Dioptase crystals to 1.3cm on nicely contrasting white Calcite. Displays great from the front but discounted in price because the backside is incomplete.


AF540 - Wulfenite $ 500 SOLD
M'fouati Mine, Kouilou Region, Congo
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
ex.  Martin Zinn


Wulfenite from M'fouati Mine, Kouilou Region, Congo [db_pics/pics/af540a.jpg] Wulfenite from M'fouati Mine, Kouilou Region, Congo [db_pics/pics/af540b.jpg] Wulfenite from M'fouati Mine, Kouilou Region, Congo [db_pics/pics/af540c.jpg] Wulfenite from M'fouati Mine, Kouilou Region, Congo [db_pics/pics/af540d.jpg]

Large, robust yellow Wulfenite crystal. These thick Wulfenites were mined back in the 1950s and are distinct for thier girth. Translucent yellow color and thick, with alot of "heft" when held in the hand.


AF541 - Tanzanite $ 520 SOLD
Merelani HIlls, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af541a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af541b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af541c.jpg]

Bi-color Tanzanite with an unusual coloration of magenta over purple in the front direction, a unique coloration in my experience. Back lower corner has a notch, otherwise complete all around. I sold this crystal years ago and recently got it back in a trade - it's the only one of this type I've ever seen. Gemmy too.


AF542 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 600 SOLD
Merelani HIlls, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af542a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af542b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af542c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af542d.jpg]

Glassy, green Tsavorite crystals on Graphite with a small yellow Tanzanite crystal attached to the front.


AF543 - Orthoclase $ 420 SOLD
Itrongay, Betroka Dist., Madagascar
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.8 cm
ex.  Martin Zinn


Orthoclase from Itrongay, Betroka Dist., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af543a.jpg] Orthoclase from Itrongay, Betroka Dist., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af543b.jpg] Orthoclase from Itrongay, Betroka Dist., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af543c.jpg]

Unusually well formed single crystal of facet quality, transparent top to bottom.


AF544 - Carrollite $ 120 SOLD
Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af544a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af544b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af544c.jpg]

Good sized single crystal with mirror lustrous surfaces. Complete single crystal, only detraction is a ding on one back corner and a little irregularity on the bottom crystal face. .


NA538 - Chrome Vesuvianite $ 450 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na538a.jpg] Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na538b.jpg] Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na538c.jpg]

Superb chromium Vesuvianite, one of the best I've seen of this type, which were rare from this now closed locality. Gemmy, deep green coloration, especially at the terminations. Complete with good luster. This one sold originally some time ago for $600 but I acquired it in trade and am offering it for much less. .


NA539 - Fire Opal SOLD
Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.6 x 1 cm


Fire Opal from Mexico [db_pics/pics/na539a.jpg] Fire Opal from Mexico [db_pics/pics/na539b.jpg]

Translucent orange opal, glassy and complete, undamaged. Adds good color to a display.


NA540 - Smithsonite $ 200 SOLD
Kelly Mine, Magdalena, New Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdalena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na540a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdalena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na540b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdalena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na540c.jpg]

Silky smooth botryoidal Smithsonite of classic Kelly blue color.


NA541 - Pyromorphite SOLD
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho [db_pics/pics/na541a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho [db_pics/pics/na541b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho [db_pics/pics/na541c.jpg]

Floater group of curved, greenish yellow crystals, complete all around. Valued at $150.


NA542 - Manganoan Adamite $ 95 SOLD
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm


Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na542a.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na542b.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na542c.jpg]

Purple Adamaite crystals to about 8mm in length in the most rare and desirable color from this mine.


NA543 - Gold $ 145 SOLD
Olinghouse Mine, Washoe Co., Nevada
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


Gold from Olinghouse Mine, Washoe Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na543a.jpg] Gold from Olinghouse Mine, Washoe Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na543b.jpg]

Dense cluster of spikey Gold crystals. At 1.4 grams, this specimen has about $75 of Gold bullion value.


NA544 - Covellite $ 475 SOLD
Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana
miniature - 3.3 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm
ex.  Martin Zinn


Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana [db_pics/pics/na544a.jpg] Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana [db_pics/pics/na544b.jpg] Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana [db_pics/pics/na544c.jpg] Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana [db_pics/pics/na544d.jpg] Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana [db_pics/pics/na544e.jpg]

Superb cluster of irridescent Covellite crystals on Quartz. These specimens with the perfect crystals sprinkled among Quartz crystals are my favorite Covellite specimens.



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