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SA600 - Rhodonite $ 1200 SOLD
Chiurucu Mine, Bolognesi Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm


Rhodonite from Chiurucu Mine, Bolognesi Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa600a.jpg] Rhodonite from Chiurucu Mine, Bolognesi Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa600b.jpg] Rhodonite from Chiurucu Mine, Bolognesi Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa600c.jpg]

Cluster of deep reddish pink Rhodonite crystals. Undamaged cluster of large crystals 3cm long. The color is what really makes this specimen stand out. It's from the 1989 find, which are considered to have better color than the more recent material.


A974 - Sapphire SOLD
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
small cabinet - 5.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a974a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a974b.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a974c.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a974d.jpg]

Slightly water-worn double-terminated Sapphire crystal. The color is either white or slightly yellow, hard to be sure as there is some surface staining. This one is special as there are multiple side crystals growing out in rows, alternating along 3 of the six edges, never seen one quite like it.


E628 - Diaspore SOLD
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 3 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e628a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e628b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e628c.jpg]

Large V-twin Diaspore crystal with a second 4.5cm V-twin crystal attached. One arm of the larger crystal has a broken end while the other has a natural, etched looking termination. Much of the specimen is composed of a large gem section in the longer arm. The entire specimen weighs 430 carats. This is the largest V-twin I've seen.


A976 - Topaz on Albite $ 200 SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a976a.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a976b.jpg]

A 4 cm gem Topaz crystal with associated Albite and golden-colored mica. Perfectly terminated and highly transparent with one very shallow cleave on part of the termination. The pocket this Topaz was found in under went significant rupturing and etching which resulted in a thin portion of the lower crystal coming out of one side.


A977 - Topaz on Albite $ 400 SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 6 cm


Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a977a.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a977b.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a977c.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a977d.jpg]

A beautiful, undamaged 5 cm gem Topaz crystal with associated Albite and large books of golden-colored mica. Perfectly terminated and highly transparent with one side ofthe termination grown into the mica. There are 3 complete and undamged Topaz crystals onthis specimen.


NA124 - Wulfenite $ 350
Mobile Mine, Goodsprings, Clark Co., Nevada
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 1.8 cm


Wulfenite from Mobile Mine, Goodsprings, Clark Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na124a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mobile Mine, Goodsprings, Clark Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na124b.jpg]

Good coverage of lustrous orange Wulfenite crystals. There is one missing/broken off crystal, the rest are undamaged. Good specimen from an uncommon locality.


SA602 - Covellite $ 190 SOLD
Andargaia, Catamarca, Argentina
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Covellite from Andargaia, Catamarca, Argentina [db_pics/pics/sa602a.jpg] Covellite from Andargaia, Catamarca, Argentina [db_pics/pics/sa602b.jpg] Covellite from Andargaia, Catamarca, Argentina [db_pics/pics/sa602c.jpg] Covellite from Andargaia, Catamarca, Argentina [db_pics/pics/sa602d.jpg]

Most collectors are familiar with Covellite from places like Butte, Summitville, or the Calabona Mine in Sardinia. This however is a rare and fine example from an obscure Argentinian locality. And it's not just a neat locality piece, ther are numerous high quality irridescent crystals.


NA131 - Elbaite $ 50 SOLD
Big Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Elbaite from Big Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na131a.jpg]

Nice hot pink Tourmaline with a thin green or blue cap at the termination. Complete and undamaged with a bit of pocket crud atop the termination.


NA133 - Wulfenite with Calcite $ 275
Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?)
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3.0 cm


Wulfenite with Calcite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?) [db_pics/pics/na133a.jpg] Wulfenite with Calcite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?) [db_pics/pics/na133b.jpg] Wulfenite with Calcite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?) [db_pics/pics/na133c.jpg] Wulfenite with Calcite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?) [db_pics/pics/na133d.jpg]

Geometric box-work of large yellow Wulfenite crystals, each coated on one side big sugary Calcite crystals. The old label indicates this is from the Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine in Tiger, however it looks more like Glove Mine material to me. Largest crystal is 4.5cm across.


SA601 - Chrysoberyl $ 3800 SOLD
Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa601a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa601b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa601c.jpg]

Rare sixling Chrysoberyl. Complete all around though lower backside is indented. This is an old crystal from the Don Boydston collection dating back to at least the 1960s. It's likely from the famous Chrysoberyl find in the 1950s.


A979 - Anatase $ 250
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 11 x 6.5 x 5.0 cm


Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979c.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979d.jpg]

At least 15 fine Anatase crystals on matrix with Albite and Quartz crystals. Sharp, lustrous and undamaged crystals.



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