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AF906 - Malachite on Cerussite $ 450 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af906a.jpg] Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af906b.jpg] Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af906c.jpg] Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af906d.jpg]

Thick, sixling Cerussite crystal partially blanketed with Malachite. The Malachite adds good contrast and color. Undamaged.


AF907 - Libethenite $ 250 SOLD
Mindola Open Pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Libethenite from Mindola Open Pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af907a.jpg] Libethenite from Mindola Open Pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af907b.jpg] Libethenite from Mindola Open Pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af907c.jpg]

Cluster of deep green crystals with matrix attached to backside. Good quality, undamaged thumbnail.


A711 - Tourmaline on Quartz $ 550 SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a711a.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a711b.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a711c.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a711d.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a711e.jpg]

Excellent specimen of double terminated Tourmaline attached to a double terminated Quartz crystal. The Tourmaline is tri-color grading from clear to green to pink. The aesthetics of this one are superb, a real stunner of a specimen and unlike any other Stak Nala piece I've seen before. Even better than the photos.


E518 - Copper after Cuprite $ 400 SOLD
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Copper after Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e518a.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e518b.jpg]

Floater cluster of 5 crystals of Copper that have psuedomorphed Cuprite crystals. Largest crystal is 1.4cm.


NA441 - Wulfenite $ 600 SOLD
Glove Mine, near Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Glove Mine, near Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/na441a.jpg] Wulfenite from Glove Mine, near Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/na441b.jpg] Wulfenite from Glove Mine, near Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/na441c.jpg]

Cluster of bladed Wulfenite crystals, translucent yellow in color. There are a few broken crystals, but overall it's in very good shape with the largest central crystals undamaged.


NA442 - Benitoite $ 3500 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 2.5 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na442a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na442b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na442c.jpg]

10 Benitoite crystals on a flat matrix. Good, even distribution of larger sized crystals, crystals reach 2.1 cm.


NA443 - Benitoite and Neptunite $ 2100 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 6 cm


Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na443a.jpg] Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na443b.jpg] Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na443c.jpg] Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na443d.jpg]

Mound shaped specimen loaded with Benitoite crystals, along with Neptunite and Joaquinite. Lots of Benitoite, including a number of triple termination crystals .Crystals reach 1.2 cm.


NA444 - Benitoite and Neptunite $ 1500 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na444a.jpg] Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na444b.jpg] Benitoite and Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na444c.jpg]

Fine quality thumbnail of Benitoite and Neptunite crystals with outstanding balance and composition. The main Benitoite is triply terminated with top glassy luster (uncommon) and is well positioned. Good all around 360 degrees, undamaged. Very choice!


NA445 - Elbaite $ 200 SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm


Elbaite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na445a.jpg] Elbaite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na445b.jpg]

Pink Tourmaline with a green termination. Complete all around and undamaged, though the backside of the termination is indented from another crystal. Bright and nicely translucent to transparent. Weighs 20 grams.


NA446 - Rhodochrosite $ 1200 SOLD
Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado [db_pics/pics/na446a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado [db_pics/pics/na446b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado [db_pics/pics/na446c.jpg]

Cherry red rhombs of Rhodochrosite associated with Quartz and Tetrahedrite. Sawn backside.


NA447 - Adamite $ 300 SOLD
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na447a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na447b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na447c.jpg]

Fine pinwheel clusters of Adamite on Limonite.


SA244 - Tantalite $ 2750
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 0.9 cm


Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244a.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244b.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244c.jpg]

Single Tantalite crystal with good form and luster, has a tall, prismatic form. Complete all around in good shape but with a few small dings on the edges. This one came to me from a local collection; the previous owner having bought it in Brazil back in the 1970s. No further locality information was available.


SA245 - Rutile in Quartz $ 300 SOLD
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Rutile in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa245a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa245b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa245c.jpg]

Glassy, transparent smokey Quartz crystal included by golden Rutile. The rutile forms a spray that radiates out from a small Hematite crystal. I purchased this back in the 1980s.


SA246 - Apatite on Albite $ 650 SOLD
La Marina Mine, Borbur, Boyaca, Colombia
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1 cm


Apatite on Albite from La Marina Mine, Borbur, Boyaca, Colombia [db_pics/pics/sa246a.jpg] Apatite on Albite from La Marina Mine, Borbur, Boyaca, Colombia [db_pics/pics/sa246b.jpg] Apatite on Albite from La Marina Mine, Borbur, Boyaca, Colombia [db_pics/pics/sa246c.jpg] Apatite on Albite from La Marina Mine, Borbur, Boyaca, Colombia [db_pics/pics/sa246d.jpg]

Fine and glassy pink Apatite crystals to 1.2cm on sparkly white Albite from the emerald mining districts of Colombia. One of the finest minatures I've seen from limited production that's trickled out here and there over the past 10 years or so.


SA247 - Andorite $ 850 SOLD
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa247a.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa247b.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa247c.jpg]

Two Andorite crystals on Pyrite matrix. Matrix Andorites are uncommon. Larger crystals on the left is 2cm wide.



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