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E240 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 650
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e240a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e240b.jpg]

9mm octahedral crystal of Malachite after Cuprite set in a flaoter cluster of crystallized Azurite. Historic specimen dating back to the 1800s, the locality is long closed. Usually found as loose singles, Malchite after Cuprites set in Azurite are uncommon.


CA100 - Elbaite $ 500 SOLD
Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Elbaite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/ca100a.jpg] Elbaite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/ca100b.jpg] Elbaite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/ca100c.jpg]

Double terminated pink Elbaite crystal with excellent transparency. The color of pink San Diego Tourmaline is sometimes referred to as 'hot pink' and Stewart Mine Tourmaline is the hottest of the hot. Mined in 1985. Fine and undamaged.


M102 - Fluorite $ 750 SOLD
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.8 cm


Fluorite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m102a.jpg] Fluorite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m102b.jpg] Fluorite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m102c.jpg]

Large transparent spinel-law twinned Fluorite crystal with another smaller twinned crystal attached. Selected faces are glassy while others are frosted. Though some of the faces are frosted, it is internally transparent. One shallow cleave present, otherwise undamaged. This is a large spinel twin. Minor Pyrite in association.


TS225 - Spessartine $ 320 SOLD
Marienfluss, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Spessartine from Marienfluss, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts225a.jpg] Spessartine from Marienfluss, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts225b.jpg] Spessartine from Marienfluss, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts225c.jpg]

Vivid 'Mandarin Orange' Spessartine from the 1980s finds at Marienfluss. A complete and glassy crystal with great color, translucent to transparent. Some chipping present but mostly undamaged. Rare to find crystal from a long defunct locality.


CAN119 - Cubanite $ 180 SOLD
Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/can119a.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/can119b.jpg]

Two intergrown crystals of this rare species, the best of which come from this locality, forming a showy thumbnail specimen. Back crystal is 2cm while the front crystal is 1.5cm tall and nicely shows twinning striations.


V115 - Aquamarine $ 200 SOLD
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/v115a.jpg] Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/v115b.jpg] Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/v115c.jpg]

Gemmy and glassy pair of crystals. Fine quality, undamaged, great color, and a little more visual 'pop' than most.


PAK119 - Elbaite with Albite $ 150 SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Elbaite with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak119a.jpg] Elbaite with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak119b.jpg] Elbaite with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak119c.jpg] Elbaite with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak119d.jpg]

Well balanced thumbnail composed of a terminated yellow/green tipped Tourmaline with Albite. The Albite are superb on this one. Undamaged.


A898 - Elbaite var. Indicolite $ 150 SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3.1 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Elbaite var. Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a898a.jpg] Elbaite var. Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a898b.jpg]

Facet-grade crystal with superb blue color. Slight abrasion on one edge otherwise perfect. Weighs 9 carats.


A899 - Elbaite var. Indicolite $ 70 SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Elbaite var. Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a899a.jpg]

Facet-grade crystal with superb blue color. Perfect and undamaged. Weighs 6 carats.


A908 - Elbaite var. Indicolite $ 95 SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Elbaite var. Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a908a.jpg] Elbaite var. Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a908b.jpg]

Facet-grade crystal with superb blue color. Perfect and undamaged. Weighs 6 carats.


TS226 - Cerussite $ 20 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.4 x 2.8 x 0.7 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts226a.jpg]

Dark Cerussite 'snowflake' included by sulfides. A lustrous reticulated pattern is visible on front.



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