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AF415 - Dioptase $ 750 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm
ex.  James Houran


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af415a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af415b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af415c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af415d.jpg]

Bright Dioptase crystals that appear to be stalactitic in form but are actually overgrown on needle-like crystals of an unidentified brown mineral. The specimen is columnar in form with bright sparkly crystals on all sides.  From the James Houran thumbnail collection who obtained it from the Sacco collection.This specimen was part of the special exhibit 'African Thumbnail Treasures' at the 2012 Munich mineral show. The Dioptase is especially bright and sparkly.


AF391 - Cuprite $ 1500 SOLD
Mashamba West Mine, Shaba Province, Congo
cabinet - 10 x 5 x 3 cm


Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Shaba Province, Congo [db_pics/pics/af391a.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Shaba Province, Congo [db_pics/pics/af391b.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Shaba Province, Congo [db_pics/pics/af391c.jpg]

Cuprite crystals to 1.5cm on an uncommonly wide, flat Chrysocolla covered matrix. These came out years ago and are among my favorite Cuprite specimens as the Chrysocolla really sets off the Cuprite crystals. Crystals are undamaged with a few on the far right completely covered by the Chrysocolla.


AF411 - Sapphirine $ 120 SOLD
Anosy Region, Tulear Prov., Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm
ex.  James Houran


Sapphirine from Anosy Region, Tulear Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af411a.jpg] Sapphirine from Anosy Region, Tulear Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af411b.jpg] Sapphirine from Anosy Region, Tulear Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af411c.jpg]

Dark Sapphirine crystal of particularly good form. Nearly a flaoter.


AF418 - Henritermierite on Ettringite $ 400 SOLD
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1 cm


Henritermierite on Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af418a.jpg] Henritermierite on Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af418b.jpg] Henritermierite on Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af418c.jpg]

Red micro crystals forming rod-like groups in striking contrast to the matrix of yellow Ettringite crystals. Uncommonly attractive specimen of this very rare member of the Garnet group, which typically occurs as dark, unattractive specimens. With this specimen you get both rarity and beauty. This specimen was part of the special exhibit 'African Thumbnail Treasures' at the 2012 Munich mineral show.


A828 - Topaz $ 250 SOLD
Yunnan Province, China
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm
ex.  James Houran


Topaz from Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/a828a.jpg] Topaz from Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/a828b.jpg] Topaz from Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/a828c.jpg]

Gem quality Topaz crystal with complex, multi-faceted termination. Fine and undamaged.


A829 - Clinozoisite $ 300 SOLD
Tormiq, Gilgit, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9 cm


Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a829a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a829b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a829c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of Clinozoisite crystals, undamaged with great luster. The high degree of transparency and the formation make this a great specimen.


US119 - Enargite SOLD
Butte, Montana
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 3 cm
ex.  Bruce Carter


Enargite from Butte, Montana [db_pics/pics/us119a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Montana [db_pics/pics/us119b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Montana [db_pics/pics/us119c.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of sharp, lustrous Enargite crystals to 1.8cm wide at the terminations. Pyrite and Quartz crystals provide accent at the base.


US122 - Calcite $ 200 SOLD
Alzada, Carter Co., Montana
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2 cm


Calcite from Alzada, Carter Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/us122a.jpg] Calcite from Alzada, Carter Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/us122b.jpg] Calcite from Alzada, Carter Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/us122c.jpg]

Translucent orange stalactites of Calcite.Old material no longer being found.Undamaged.


US123 - Calcite $ 200 SOLD
Alzada, Carter Co., Montana
small cabinet - 6.2 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


Calcite from Alzada, Carter Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/us123a.jpg] Calcite from Alzada, Carter Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/us123b.jpg]

Translucent orange stalactites of Calcite.Old material no longer being found.Main cluster of stalactites are undamaged with smallest side stalactite missing a tip.


US124 - Calcite $ 200 SOLD
Alzada, Carter Co., Montana
small cabinet - 6.2 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


Calcite from Alzada, Carter Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/us124a.jpg] Calcite from Alzada, Carter Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/us124b.jpg]

Translucent orange stalactites of Calcite.Old material no longer being found.Undamaged.


US125 - Molybdenite $ 40 SOLD
Colorado
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Molybdenite from Colorado [db_pics/pics/us125a.jpg] Molybdenite from Colorado [db_pics/pics/us125b.jpg]

Bright Molybdenite covering both sides of white Quartz. I was told this was from the 'Henderson Mine'.


SA696 - Morganite $ 750 SOLD
Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696a.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696b.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696c.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696d.jpg]

Light pink gem crystal in the rare dihexagonal dipyramid form. This is one of 3 such crystals obtained by Frank Melanson in 2011. This crystal (and one of the other two) have a rounded, psuedo-isometric appearance, looking similar in form to a garnet crystal.  For more information about these odd crystals, see the article here.



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