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AF103 - Malachite after Azurite $ 450 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af103a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af103b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af103c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af103d.jpg]

Single Azurite crystal that is nearly completely psuedomorphed to Malachite (just a tiny bit of lustrous Azurite still present on the left side) on a matrix covered by Duftite and Rosasite. The crystal is sharp in form and complete all around with a satiny luster. Backside is partially alternating to Rosasite. A fine, classic, and colorful Tsumeb specimen. Undamaged. .


AF104 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 200 SOLD
Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Morocco
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af104a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af104b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af104c.jpg]

Exceptionally vivid pink crystals completely covering display face. Sparkling luster on crystals with good translucency.


AF107 - Carrollite $ 150 SOLD
Kambove, Shaba Prov., Congo
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Carrollite from Kambove, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af107a.jpg] Carrollite from Kambove, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af107b.jpg]

Recent find from 2011 that produced clusters of crystals, different than the previous finds which typically produced single crystals on white Calcite. This specimen also has an irridescent patina.


AF108 - Carrollite $ 150 SOLD
Kambove, Shaba Prov., Congo
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Carrollite from Kambove, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af108a.jpg] Carrollite from Kambove, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af108b.jpg]

Recent find from 2011 that produced clusters of crystals, different than the previous finds which typically produced single crystals on white Calcite.


AF112 - Fluorite $ 175 SOLD
Erongo Mtns., Namibia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Fluorite from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/af112a.jpg] Fluorite from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/af112b.jpg] Fluorite from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/af112c.jpg]

Transparent purple spinel twinned crystal.


AF113 - Quartz $ 625 SOLD
Namaqualand, South Africa
small cabinet - 6.7 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Quartz from Namaqualand, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af113a.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af113b.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af113c.jpg]

Smokey Quartz scepter with complex crystallization that is evenly distributed around the crystal top. Bottom is recrystallized too.


AF114 - Cerussite $ 1500 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.4 x 5.4 x 3.2 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af114a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af114b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af114c.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af114d.jpg]

Large, thick reticulated snowflake cluster. Very clean of damage with only a couple tiny dings along the bottom edge. Comes with an old Ernie Schlicter label. Tsumeb has produced the best large snowflake crystals, get one while you can.


AF118 - Chrysoberyl $ 250 SOLD
Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.0 cm


Chrysoberyl from Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af118a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af118b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af118c.jpg]

Bright, translucent crystal with well articulated 'legs' to the sixling. Mined in 2011.Chrysoberyl is one of my favorite minerals and I have been watching production out of Madagascar for years. These are special and this is one of the best out of about 15 crystals available.


AF122 - Chrysoberyl $ 150 SOLD
Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Chrysoberyl from Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af122a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af122b.jpg]

Sharp and gemmy crystal with great color. Mined in 2011.Chrysoberyl is one of my favorite minerals and I have been watching production out of Madagascar for years. These are special and this is one of the best out of about 15 crystals available.


AF124 - Chrysoberyl $ 200 SOLD
Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm


Chrysoberyl from Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af124a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af124b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af124c.jpg]

Bright, translucent crystal with well articulated legs to the sixling. Mined in 2011.Chrysoberyl is one of my favorite minerals and I have been watching production out of Madagascar for years. These are special and this is one of the best out of about 15 crystals available.


AF126 - Chrysoberyl $ 150 SOLD
Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Chrysoberyl from Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af126a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af126b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Ambatomanoina, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af126c.jpg]

Sharp, translucent crystal complete front and back. Mined in 2011.Chrysoberyl is one of my favorite minerals and I have been watching production out of Madagascar for years. These are special and this is one of the best out of about 15 crystals available.


AF127 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 650 SOLD
Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af127a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af127b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af127c.jpg]

Fine quality single crystal that is partially double terminated. Chrome Tourmaline is a vanadium rich Uvite/Dravite. Deep emerald green color showing gem areas when backlit. Undamaged.


AF129 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 550
Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af129a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af129b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af129c.jpg]

Rare matrix Chrome Tourmaline specimen (these are almost always found as loose crystals). Crystal is 1.3cm long. Chrome Tourmaline is a vanadium rich Uvite/Dravite. private_notes


AF140 - Hausmanite $ 50 SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Hausmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af140a.jpg] Hausmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af140b.jpg] Hausmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af140c.jpg]

Cluster of sharp black pyramidal crystals.


AF141 - Smithsonite $ 1200 SOLD
Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Smithsonite from Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af141a.jpg] Smithsonite from Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af141b.jpg] Smithsonite from Berg Aukus Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af141c.jpg]

Yellow Smithsonite rhombs to 2.3cm wide on matrix. Crystals have luster and are amazingly undamaged. Fine specimen from the Carl Acosta collection.



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