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TS200 - Smithsonite $ 700 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts200a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts200b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts200c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts200d.jpg]

Sulfide matrix coated by pink Smithsonite forms the base for a large single pink Smithsonite 2.7cm wide. The crystal is complete with good luster with some abrasion along one edge.


TS203 - Calcite included by Dioptase SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
large cabinet - 19 x 12 x 5 cm


Calcite included by Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts203a.jpg] Calcite included by Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts203b.jpg] Calcite included by Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts203c.jpg] Calcite included by Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts203d.jpg]

Large, spectacular specimen of Calcite crystals colored green by inclusions of Dioptase, a Tsumeb classic. The specimen is a floater, crystallized on all sides, though the Dioptase inclusions are limited to the front side. The specimen is remarkably free of damage for such a large, old specimen. Individual crystals reach 2.5 cm in size.


A115 - Apatite $ 400
Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.6 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm


Apatite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a115a.jpg] Apatite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a115b.jpg] Apatite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a115c.jpg]

An 8mm wide crystal of purple Apatite well centered on matrix of Quartz and Lepidolite. Most Afghan purple Apatites I see are imperfect with bad luster or otherwise unsuitable as a fine specimen. This is the uncommon exception with good color, luster, and a nice display.


A119 - Fluorite $ 70 SOLD
Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a119a.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a119b.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a119c.jpg]

Floater cluster of cubic Fluorite, Dolomite, and Quartz. The Fluorite is transparent with purple cores. Undamaged.


A143 - Fluorite $ 270 SOLD
Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a143a.jpg] Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a143b.jpg] Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a143c.jpg]

Fantastic water-clear fluorite crystals from a recent, limited find. Light green in color, undamaged, very fine quality.


A189 - Fluorite $ 125 SOLD
Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a189a.jpg] Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a189b.jpg]

Fantastic water-clear fluorite crystals from a recent, limited find. Light green in color, undamaged though lower left side of main crystal has some contacting.


A295 - Indicolite $ 280 SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanstan
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanstan [db_pics/pics/a295a.jpg] Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanstan [db_pics/pics/a295b.jpg]

Pair of intergrown Elbaite crystals with superb blue color. This is true blue color without any green. Complete all around and undamaged.


A296 - Peridot $ 100 SOLD
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, Kohistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, Kohistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a296a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, Kohistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a296b.jpg]

Complete gemmy crystal with much better sharpness of form than most and a great lime green color without the olive overtones typical of most.


A971 - Hematite on Quartz $ 450 SOLD
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 13 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Hematite on Quartz from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a971a.jpg] Hematite on Quartz from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a971b.jpg] Hematite on Quartz from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a971c.jpg]

Large, some what flattened green Quartz crystal with internal purple zones, clean and undamaged. At the base are smaller Quartz crystals and beautiful rosettes of Hematite.


E389 - Liroconite $ 1800 SOLD
Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
miniature - 3.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/e389a.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/e389b.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/e389c.jpg]

Intense blue crystals of Lironconite in 3 separate vugs in matrix (two on front, one in backside). Crystals reach 3-4mm in size. Spectacular color!


NA490 - Copper in Calcite $ 400 SOLD
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Copper in Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na490a.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na490b.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na490c.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na490d.jpg]

Colorful, floater specimen of Copper, Epidote, and Copper included Calcite. Good crystals on front and back.Largest crystal is a 2.2cm double-terminated Calcite. Damage to one small crystal on the backside, otherwise undamaged.



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