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B135 - Cuprian Aragonite $ 320
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 6 cm


Cuprian Aragonite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b135a.jpg] Cuprian Aragonite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b135b.jpg] Cuprian Aragonite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b135c.jpg] Cuprian Aragonite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b135d.jpg]

Pale green cuprian Aragonite stalactite formation from Bisbee. I have seen others that are a single twisting stalactite, but this one is a whole mass of curving, interwoven Aragonite, highly interesting. The surface is mostly smooth but some areas show Aragonite crystals growing out from the edges. This specimen dates back to 1870 where is was held in collection by the Warren County School District in Pennsylvania, and still has their sticker attached to the bottom.


B137 - Smithsonite on Fluorite $ 350 SOLD
Sheshodonnoll East Mine, County Clare, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Smithsonite on Fluorite from Sheshodonnoll East Mine, County Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/b137a.jpg] Smithsonite on Fluorite from Sheshodonnoll East Mine, County Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/b137b.jpg]

Bright yellow botryoidal Smithsonite over light purple Fluorite. The color saturation of the Smithsonite is amazing!


B138 - Erythrite $ 950
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b138a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b138b.jpg]

Incredible specimen of two attached ball-shaped formations of Erythrite crystals. A rare floater specimen for this species, crystallized all around. Definitely different than most Erythrites you will encounter.


B139 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 450 SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b139a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b139b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b139c.jpg]

Gemmy pink and green Elbaite crystals atop a smokey Quartz crystal. The main crystal is 3.5cm long and well terminated. The bottom of the Quartz crystal is sawcut. Showy specimen.


B141 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 850 SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California
cabinet - 12 x 10 x 8 cm


Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b141a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b141b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b141c.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b141d.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b141e.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b141f.jpg]

Large smokey Quartz crystal on matrix with a bright, gemmy pink 4.3cm Elbaite crystal crossing near the termination of the smokey Quartz crystal. The Elbaite is gemmy and well terminated. There are many other lesser Elbaites too and an abundance of bright purple Lepidolite. Very showing California Tourmaline specimen! Sawcut on backside.


B142 - Calcite in fossil shell $ 290 SOLD
St. Lucie County, Florida
cabinet - 13 x 7.5 x 5 cm


Calcite in fossil shell from St. Lucie County, Florida [db_pics/pics/b142a.jpg] Calcite in fossil shell from St. Lucie County, Florida [db_pics/pics/b142b.jpg] Calcite in fossil shell from St. Lucie County, Florida [db_pics/pics/b142c.jpg]

A an incredible specimen of a well preserved fossil shell partially filled by bright golden Calcite crystals.


B147 - Spinel $ 60 SOLD
Luc Yen, Yen Bai Prov., Vietnam
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm


Spinel from Luc Yen, Yen Bai Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/b147a.jpg] Spinel from Luc Yen, Yen Bai Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/b147b.jpg]

Single dark purplish red Spinel. Complete all around with some attached mica. One of the last crystals in my inventory I obtained directly from Vietnam. I see these offered at Tucson for about $250 each.


B148 - Calcite on Tanzanite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.0 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm


Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b148a.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b148b.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b148c.jpg]

Gemmy, complete Tanzanite crystal. Top luster and undamaged. When you see a loose single Tanzanite crystal it's easy to assume it was broken off matrix during mining, however the calcite on the bottom and backside of this crystal demonstrates that this crystal detached from the matrix naturally after formation. I think this is a very good value for a crystal of this size and quality.


B149 - Calcite $ 60 SOLD
Nan Jing, Hunan Prov., China
miniature - 4.5 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Calcite from Nan Jing, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/b149a.jpg] Calcite from Nan Jing, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/b149b.jpg] Calcite from Nan Jing, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/b149c.jpg]

Single, undamaged transparent Calcite crystal. These are known as 'Jewel Calcite' and it's easy to see why. This crystal also has two nice phantoms near the termination.



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