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AF193 - Vanadian Pyromorphite $ 3600 SOLD
Broken Hill, Kabwe, Zambia
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3 cm


Vanadian Pyromorphite from Broken Hill, Kabwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af193a.jpg] Vanadian Pyromorphite from Broken Hill, Kabwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af193b.jpg] Vanadian Pyromorphite from Broken Hill, Kabwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af193c.jpg] Vanadian Pyromorphite from Broken Hill, Kabwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af193d.jpg]

Broken HIll is one of those localities that has produced some spectacular minerals, however not in quantities and long ago, therefore specimens from here are less known. They do occassionally surface and this is one. This came from Cal Graber perhaps 10 years ago and his label lists the species as Vanadanite, however Mindat shows a very similar piece as Vanadian Pyromorphite, and it certainly looks more like Pyromorphite to me. The crystals stand straight up from a Smithsonite covered matrix and are a translucent golden yellow in color. There is one damaged crystal on the left side, otherwise perfect condition.


AF207 - Heliodor $ 3800 SOLD
Northern Mozambique
miniature - 4.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Heliodor from Northern Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af207a.jpg] Heliodor from Northern Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af207b.jpg] Heliodor from Northern Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af207c.jpg] Heliodor from Northern Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af207d.jpg]

Etched Heliodor with a good green/yellow coloration. This was formerly in the collection of David Minster of South Africa and the exact locality is unknown. It has wonderful etching, really the best of both worlds with the six sides clearly evident, not so etched that you can't see the origianl crystal form. Weighs 23 grams. Complete and undamaged.


US111 - Red Beryl $ 4750 SOLD
Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 4 cm


Red Beryl from Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah [db_pics/pics/us111a.jpg] Red Beryl from Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah [db_pics/pics/us111b.jpg] Red Beryl from Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah [db_pics/pics/us111c.jpg] Red Beryl from Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah [db_pics/pics/us111d.jpg]

Red Beryl crystals to 1.3cm in Rhyolite matrix. Nicely arranged crystals with good glassy luster. .


US112 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 1500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112d.jpg]

Single Neptunite rising up between three Benitoites. The right Benitoite is very transparent. Undamaged. Very hard to find in this quality and aesthetic arrangement. .


US113 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 1600 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us113a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us113b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us113c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us113d.jpg]

Single 1.6 cm Neptunite attached to a 1.1cm triply terminated Benitoite. Undamaged on a small amount of matrix. Very hard to find in this quality and aesthetic arrangement. .


A953 - Elbaite $ 270 SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a953a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a953b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a953c.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a953d.jpg]

Terminated and undamaged Elbaite. Yellow is an uncommon color in Tourmaline but has been seen recently from Stak Nala. This crystal was selected from a large lot due to the yellow coloration. The crystal is green grading up through a yellow zone to a clear termination. The crystal also has a natural bend caused by fracturing and rehealing in the pocket. With Albite and small side crystals.


A958 - Elbaite $ 150 SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a958a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a958b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a958c.jpg]

Terminated and undamaged Elbaite. Yellow is an uncommon color in Tourmaline but has been seen recently from Stak Nala. This crystals was selected from a large lot due to the yellow coloration. The crystal is green grading up through a yellow zone to a clear termination. Undamaged and with Albite.


A959 - Elbaite $ 175 SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.6 x 3.4 x 2 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a959a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a959b.jpg]

Double terminated Elbaite with attached Albite. Yellow is an uncommon color in Tourmaline but has been seen recently from Stak Nala. This crystals was selected from a large lot due to the yellow coloration. The crystal is green with a yellow zone at one termination and a bright green at the other termination. The small side crystal appears to have formerly had another Tourmaline attached that broke off and is therefore only terminated at the green end.



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