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NA172 - Benitoite and Neptunite $ 450 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na172a.jpg] Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na172b.jpg] Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na172c.jpg] Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na172d.jpg]

Highly lustrous Neptunite crystals with a few blue Benitoites nestled around the bases. Quality is high on this piece, and the central upright Neptunite makes the specimen.


NA173 - Benitoite and Neptunite $ 650 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm


Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na173a.jpg] Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na173b.jpg] Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na173c.jpg]

Loads of Benitoite mixed with fine Neptunite crystals, including a 7mm triple-term Beni. Good coverage of crystals.


NA174 - Benitoite $ 700 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na174a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na174b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na174c.jpg]

Deep blue, gemmy Benitoite 1.9cm long. Quality of the Benitoite is much better than most, and there is a good gem section at the tip with likely $500 of gem value.


NA176 - Smithsonite with Greenockite inclusions $ 1250 SOLD
Monte Cristo Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas
small cabinet - 8 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm


Smithsonite with Greenockite inclusions from Monte Cristo Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas [db_pics/pics/na176a.jpg] Smithsonite with Greenockite inclusions from Monte Cristo Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas [db_pics/pics/na176b.jpg]

Yellow botryoidal Smithsonite colored by Greenockite inclusions. Satiny surface luster and no matrix - this is a cast, nothing but a thick undulating mass of Smithsonite.


NA180 - Witherite $ 220 SOLD
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
miniature - 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Witherite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/na180a.jpg] Witherite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/na180b.jpg] Witherite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/na180c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged double-terminated Witherite crystal.


NA181 - Veszelyite $ 5500 SOLD
Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Montana
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.0 cm


Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Montana [db_pics/pics/na181a.jpg] Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Montana [db_pics/pics/na181b.jpg] Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Montana [db_pics/pics/na181c.jpg] Veszelyite from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Montana [db_pics/pics/na181d.jpg]

Quartz matrix with dense coverage of superb Veszelyite crystals 8mm in length. Bright blue crystals that contrast well against the white matrix. There are a few crystals with missing tips, but the vast majority are undamaged and I think the specimen is betterin person than the photos indicate. Ex. Rice Museum specimen.


NA183 - Azurite $ 450 SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na183a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na183b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na183c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na183d.jpg]

Stunningly beautiful single Azurite sitting atop a small amount of Malachite covered matrix. The crystal is lustrous and complete 360 degrees around, undamaged and high quality.


NA195 - Idrialite $ 120 SOLD
Culver-Baer Mine, Sonoma Co., California
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3 cm


Idrialite from Culver-Baer Mine, Sonoma Co., California [db_pics/pics/na195a.jpg] Idrialite from Culver-Baer Mine, Sonoma Co., California [db_pics/pics/na195b.jpg]

Bright yellow vein of the rare mineral Idrialite in a hard rock matrix.


NA249 - Apatite SOLD
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na249a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na249b.jpg]

1.2cm gemmy yellow Apatite crystal rising vertically up through drusy Chalcedony. Uncommonly transparent and a matrix specimen, which are harder tofind for this material.



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