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AF762 - Prehnite $ 50 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af762a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af762b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af762c.jpg]

Bright lemon yellow Prehnite crystals in a very well crystalized cluster, appears to be a floater.


AF763 - Tanzanite $ 4500
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763d.jpg]

Glassy bi-color crystal, blue base with a yellow termination. This crystal has superb luster and unusually uniform shape, retaining an even 8mm thickness all the way from the base to the termination. The yellow zone is facet grade and the blue zone, while having some internal fractures, is still mostly transparent - you can read through most of the crystal. Just a few tiny, trivial nicks otherwise totally undamaged. This is one of, if not the best of these yellow/blue bi-color crystals I have ever seen.


AF764 - Vanadanite on Barite $ 270 SOLD
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Vanadanite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af764a.jpg] Vanadanite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af764b.jpg] Vanadanite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af764c.jpg]

Glassy red Vanadanite crystals to 9mm wide atop Barite crystals. The crystals are undamaged and display well. Sawn base.


AF765 - Epidote on Prehnite SOLD
Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Epidote on Prehnite from Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/af765a.jpg] Epidote on Prehnite from Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/af765b.jpg] Epidote on Prehnite from Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/af765c.jpg]

Three spheres of translucent green Prehnite with attached bits of Epidote, including a 7mm double terminated crystal. The Prehnite forms perfect spheres that are uncontacted, largest being 1.9cm in diameter. These Prehnite spheres, at one time common, are reportedly not being found any longer.


AF766 - Cuprian Dolomite on Cuprite $ 1500 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.3 x 4 x 4 cm


Cuprian Dolomite on Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af766a.jpg] Cuprian Dolomite on Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af766b.jpg] Cuprian Dolomite on Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af766c.jpg]

Pearlescent white/blue/green cuprian Dolomite crystals atop Cuprite crystals. This specimen has a perfect balance of crystals of the two species showing on front, with the gaps in coverage allowing the red Cuprite crystals to show through in areas providing good color contrast, with an even better green color in person than the photos show. A beautiful and rare Tsumeb specimen.


AF767 - Schorl on Jeremejevite $ 200 SOLD
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Schorl on Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af767a.jpg] Schorl on Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af767b.jpg] Schorl on Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af767c.jpg]

Cluster of black Schorl crystals attached to a gemmy blue Jeremejevite crystal. The Jeremejevite is unterminated but is glassy with great blue color and many gem sections.


A783 - Spinel SOLD
Luc Yen, Yenbai Prov., Vietnam
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Spinel from Luc Yen, Yenbai Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a783a.jpg] Spinel from Luc Yen, Yenbai Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a783b.jpg] Spinel from Luc Yen, Yenbai Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a783c.jpg]

Pair of deep red, glassy Spinel crystals.  The larger bottom crystal is spinel-twinned. Large spinels of good color, valued at $150.


E119 - Sphalerite with Arsenopyrite $ 25 SOLD
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
miniature - 3.8 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm


Sphalerite with Arsenopyrite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e119a.jpg] Sphalerite with Arsenopyrite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e119b.jpg] Sphalerite with Arsenopyrite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e119c.jpg]

Well crystallized black Sphalerite with attached Arsenopyrite. Undamaged and sits up nice for display.


NA475 - Amethyst SOLD
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na475a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na475b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na475c.jpg]

Unusually shaped cluster with a double terminated crystal forming the base and two attached crystals rising up at angles.


NA476 - Benitoite and Neptunite $ 45 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na476a.jpg] Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na476b.jpg]

Benitoite and Neptunite crystals spread across a white Natrolite covered matrix.


NA477 - Neptunite SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na477a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na477b.jpg]

Loads of lustrous black Neptunite crystals rising up from a white Natrolite covered matrix. Lots of crystals on this specimen.


NA478 - Benitoite and Neptunite $ 80 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na478a.jpg] Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na478b.jpg] Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na478c.jpg]

Benitoite and Neptunite crystals on a white Natrolite covered matrix.The Benitoite have great blue color.


NA479 - Wavellite on Variscite SOLD
Willard Mine, Lovelock, Nevada
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Wavellite on Variscite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Nevada [db_pics/pics/na479a.jpg] Wavellite on Variscite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Nevada [db_pics/pics/na479b.jpg]

Green botryoidal Variscite with yellow spherical clusters of Wavellite. Self collected, this is a piece from the best pocket I found.


NA480 - Wavellite on Variscite $ 35 SOLD
Willard Mine, Lovelock, Nevada
miniature - 3.4 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Wavellite on Variscite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Nevada [db_pics/pics/na480a.jpg] Wavellite on Variscite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Nevada [db_pics/pics/na480b.jpg] Wavellite on Variscite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Nevada [db_pics/pics/na480c.jpg]

Green botryoidal Variscite with yellow spherical clusters of Wavellite. Self collected, this is a piece from the best pocket I found.



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