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AF967 - Malachite over Cuprite $ 2500 SOLD
Onganja, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm


Malachite over Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af967a.jpg] Malachite over Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af967b.jpg] Malachite over Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af967c.jpg] Malachite over Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af967d.jpg]

Exceedingly sharp, equant Cuprite crystal with a thin veneer of Malachite. This is a great crystal. There are a couple areas on back where you can see the deep red, glassy Cuprite. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


TS179 - Epimorph of Duftite after Mimetite $ 900 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Epimorph of Duftite after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts179a.jpg] Epimorph of Duftite after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts179b.jpg] Epimorph of Duftite after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts179c.jpg]

Bright green Duftite over Mimetite. This may be a double psuedomorph as the Mimetite is in an unusual form and may itself be a psuedomorph. From the first oxidation zone dating back to the early 1900's. Small Duftite psuedomorphs after Azurite crystals adorn the right side.


TS180 - Azurite $ 550
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180c.jpg]

Sharp and lustrous Azurite crystal with a rare serrated habit. The crystal is a uniform 5mm thick and a deep translucent blue when backit. I put a light behind the crystal in one photo to show the translucency. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


AF961 - Rhodochrosite $ 1800 SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 6 x 5.6 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af961a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af961b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af961c.jpg]

Red Rhodochrosite crystals with flat pinacoidal habit covering angular chunks of Manganite breccia. The manganite beneath gives the illusion that the Rhodo have overgrown over another crystal species, but I believe it's simply manganite with an interesting angular form. Ex.Carl Acosta collection.


NA630 - Fluorite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz $ 900 SOLD
American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/na630a.jpg] Fluorite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/na630b.jpg] Fluorite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/na630c.jpg] Fluorite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/na630d.jpg]

Single clear over pale green octahedron of Fluorite intergrown with Rhodochrosite, Quartz, and Calcite. The Fluorite has great luster and has small step faces modifying the main octahedral form. Super pretty and undamaged.


TS181 - Cadmium Smithsonite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181a.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181b.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181c.jpg]

Golden yellow rhombs of Smithsonite to 1.2cm wide.


NA631 - Vesuvianite $ 225 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm


Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na631a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na631b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na631c.jpg]

Superb Vesuvianite specimen composed of double-terminated crystals in a floater cluster. This is not your typical Vesuvianite and a real winner. Undamaged and rare form. 


AF963 - Olmiite $ 900
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963a.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963b.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963c.jpg]

Superb matrix specimen with two complete clusters of translucent Olmiite. This is a specimen I bought many years ago from Clive Quiet from the original find. Perfect and undamaged, looking like a pair of gumdrops.


NA632 - Hematite after Garnet on Topaz $ 400 SOLD
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah
thumbnail - 3 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah [db_pics/pics/na632a.jpg] Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah [db_pics/pics/na632b.jpg]

Fine, double terminated Topaz crystal adorned with 4 psuedomorphs of Hematite after Garnet. Undamaged crystal from the Carl Acosta collection.


NA633 - Prehnite $ 150 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2.0 x 0.6 cm


Prehnite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na633a.jpg] Prehnite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na633b.jpg] Prehnite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na633c.jpg]

Cluster of unusually fine, double-terminated Prehnite crystals. Largest crystal is 1.8cm. Undamaged and a floater with no points of attachment. Ex. Will Henderson collection.


TS182 - Tennantite after Azurite $ 2500 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts182a.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts182b.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts182c.jpg]

Cluster of sharply formed crystals of the rare psuedomorph of Tennantite after Azurite. Main crystal is 4.2cm tall with a sharp chisel termination. The crystal that slants behind the main crystal is missing it's termination, still, this is an impressive and rare piece from the now closed Tsumeb Mine. From the collection of noted Tsumeb collector Carl Acosta.


TS183 - Smithsonite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183c.jpg]

Fine and lustrous crystals of pink Smithsonite. Some of the crystals have a grey/black coloration right along the very edges - people say this style looks as if a blow torch was passed over them.Good color and undamaged.


NA634 - Malachite after Azurite $ 3500 SOLD
Campbell Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Campbell Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/na634a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Campbell Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/na634b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Campbell Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/na634c.jpg]

Classic Bisbee psuedomorph of Malachite after Azurite, and the Campbell Shaft produced the best from Bisbee. The crystal is exceptionally fine, double terminated, and on matrix - qualities that combine to make this a fantastic specimen. This was originally purchased from Al McGuinness in the 1970s and the old label has hand written on the back 'this is a good rock' indicating that this one stood out quality wise even back then.


AF964 - Schorl $ 400 SOLD
Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Schorl from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af964a.jpg] Schorl from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af964b.jpg] Schorl from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af964c.jpg]

Unusual Schorl specimen with a very steep pyramidal termination. I obtained this a few years ago in Tucson, awed by it's unusual form. Although I have looked, I've not seen another like it and do not know the locality. Complete and undamaged with bright glossy luster.


A402 - Elbaite $ 700 SOLD
Paprok, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.8 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a402a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a402b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single crystal that at first glance looks like a typical Paprok crystal with it's pastel shades of pink and green. However, a closer look at the green zone reveals a band of bright yellow giving the crystal a brighter, different look with lots of visual pop.



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