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B309 - Elbaite with Lepidolite $ 600 SOLD
Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


Elbaite with Lepidolite from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b309a.jpg] Elbaite with Lepidolite from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b309b.jpg]

Gem green Elbaite with a bright red termination and an attached book of purple Lepidolite. From a mid 1990s find. The strong colors make for a striking specimen. Undamaged.


B310 - Phenakite $ 1200 SOLD
Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm


Phenakite from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b310a.jpg] Phenakite from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b310b.jpg] Phenakite from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b310c.jpg]

Single transparent Phenakite crystal with good luster. Old material rarely seen nowdays.


B311 - Dioptase $ 2400
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.0 x 3.7 x 3 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311c.jpg]

Large single Dioptase, 1.5cm long, on a matrix covered by smaller Dioptase crystals. An exquisite specimen from the Georg Gebhard collection.


B312 - Chalcophyllite $ 750 SOLD
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada
miniature - 4.5 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm


Chalcophyllite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b312a.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b312b.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/b312c.jpg]

Aggregates of platy, Turquoise-colored Chalcophyllite crystals on matrix.


B314 - Gold $ 3800 SOLD
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2 cm


Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314a.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314b.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314c.jpg]

Bright Gold crystals throughout a Quartz matrix. There is a wonderful hoppered octhedral crystal front and center that is 6mm on edge. There is also lots of Gold all throughthe Quartz, so this could be further etched to reveal lots more Gold if desired.


B315 - Sphalerite $ 350 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b315a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b315b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b315c.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b315d.jpg]

An unusually good and complete Sphalerite crystal. Nearly a floater with contacting on one face only. Translucent red when backlit. Undamaged.


B317 - Diopside on Tanzanite $ 950
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.3 cm


Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317a.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317b.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317c.jpg]

Clusters of Diopside crystals attached to a purple/blue Tanzanite crystal. Undamaged.


B318 - Hematite $ 850 SOLD
Beckermet Iron Mine, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


Hematite from Beckermet Iron Mine, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/b318a.jpg] Hematite from Beckermet Iron Mine, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/b318b.jpg]

Shiny black 'Kidney ore' from this historic iron mine.Aesthetic specimen that has been in a private collection since the 1970s.


B319 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 2500 SOLD
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar
cabinet - 12.9 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b319a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b319b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b319c.jpg]

Superb example of this rare occurrence, a one time find as far as I know. Purple/blue Fluorite inside a long Quartz crystal. Most from this find were smaller Quartz crystals and had lots of surface pitting caused by Fluorites that were once only partially inside the Quartz and later dissolved away (leaving the pitting). With this specimen, all the Fluorite are located entirely within the Quartz, and the Quartz itself is undamaged. This is as good of quality as I've seen for this material and in the upper size range. Much better than pics.


B320 - Quartz after Aragonite $ 1500 SOLD
Rancho Coyamito, chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


Quartz after Aragonite from Rancho Coyamito, chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b320a.jpg] Quartz after Aragonite from Rancho Coyamito, chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b320b.jpg] Quartz after Aragonite from Rancho Coyamito, chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b320c.jpg]

Psuedomorph of Quartz after Aragonite with a wonderfully appealing color and form - looks like caramel. This locality is famous for it's fine agates.


B321 - Dioptase $ 500
Katanga Prov., Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321a.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321b.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321c.jpg]

Solid cluster of nothing but Dioptase crystals, with the focus on a central, large upright crystal. Main crystal is 1.5cm in diameter, rises up 1.5cm higher than the others, and is undamaged.


B322 - Aquamarine on Schorl $ 1200 SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
cabinet - 12 x 7 x 4 cm


Aquamarine on Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b322a.jpg] Aquamarine on Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b322b.jpg] Aquamarine on Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b322c.jpg]

Aquamarine crystals to 3cm on Schorl. The Aquas have a yellow/green base with blue terminations.


B323 - Emerald $ 500 SOLD
Muzo Mine, Columbia
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm


Emerald from Muzo Mine, Columbia [db_pics/pics/b323a.jpg] Emerald from Muzo Mine, Columbia [db_pics/pics/b323b.jpg] Emerald from Muzo Mine, Columbia [db_pics/pics/b323c.jpg]

Pair of attached Emerald crystals with good color and transparency. 9.9 carats in weight.



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