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NA964 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964b.jpg]

Sharp, thin twinned Rhodocrosite crystal. A floater specimen well crystallized on all sides.


SA848 - Elbaite $ 150 SOLD
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Elbaite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa848a.jpg] Elbaite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa848b.jpg]

Complete single crystal with a red core and greenish blue termination.


SA849 - Elbaite $ 150 SOLD
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


Elbaite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa849a.jpg] Elbaite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa849b.jpg]

Complete single crystal with an intensely red core and purple/blue termination.


TZ348 - Tanzanite $ 200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz348a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz348b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz348c.jpg]

Complete, highly gemmy single crystal. Undamaged and unheated.


AF208 - Carrollite $ 300
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208d.jpg]

Well formed single cuboctahedral crystal with a grey surface patina. This is from the Lorraine Sofia collection and likely predates the big Carrollite finds that started in 2001. High quality and undamaged


A972 - Mangano Calcite $ 200 SOLD
Huanggang Mine, Keshiketeng, Inner Mongolia, China
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm


Mangano Calcite from Huanggang Mine, Keshiketeng, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a972a.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Huanggang Mine, Keshiketeng, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a972b.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Huanggang Mine, Keshiketeng, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a972c.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Huanggang Mine, Keshiketeng, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a972d.jpg]

Two twin crystals on matrix. This one is unusual as most (all I ever saw) were loose single crystal twins without matrix (see others on this website). This specimen was part of the Crystalline Treasures exhibit at the University of Arizona. There are 'alien eye' Fluorites from Erongo, and I think these too could be called 'alien eye', with white 'eyes' surrounded by translucent pink when you look at them from the top.


A973 - Grossular $ 120 SOLD
Hadan Pref., Hebei Prov., China
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Grossular from Hadan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a973a.jpg] Grossular from Hadan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a973b.jpg] Grossular from Hadan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a973c.jpg]

Flaoter cluster of golden Grossular crystals in a wide range of sizes. This specimen was part of the Crystalline Treasures exhibit at the University of Arizona. Undamaged.


NA967 - Rhodochrosite $ 200 SOLD
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na967a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na967b.jpg]

Rounded formation of Rhodochrosite, complete all around. No damage.


E459 - Hyalite (glass opal) $ 90 SOLD
Waltsch, Bohemia, Czech Republic
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Hyalite (glass opal) from Waltsch, Bohemia, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/e459a.jpg] Hyalite (glass opal) from Waltsch, Bohemia, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/e459b.jpg]

Bubbly transparent opal.



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