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B463 - Liddicoatite with Manandonite $ 250 SOLD
Madagascar
miniature - 3.6 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Liddicoatite with Manandonite from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b463a.jpg] Liddicoatite with Manandonite from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b463b.jpg] Liddicoatite with Manandonite from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b463c.jpg]

Terminated Liddicoatite crystal with the backside coated with Manandonite crystals. There is a second smaller crystal at the base. Multi-hued crystal with shades of red and yellow with a triangular black core at the bottom, cranberry red at the termination.


B464 - Elbaite $ 500
Pala, San Diego Co., California
miniature - 3.6 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Elbaite from Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b464a.jpg] Elbaite from Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b464b.jpg] Elbaite from Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b464c.jpg]

Bright pink single Elbaite crystal with a thin green zone at the termination. Complete and undamaged.


B466 - Vayrynenite $ 200 SOLD
Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 0.5 x 0.2 cm


Vayrynenite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b466a.jpg] Vayrynenite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b466b.jpg]

Transparent gem Varyrynenite crystal. Slightly etched.


B468 - Gold $ 600
Colorado Quartz Mine, Jamestown, California
thumbnail - 3 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm


Gold from Colorado Quartz Mine, Jamestown, California [db_pics/pics/b468a.jpg] Gold from Colorado Quartz Mine, Jamestown, California [db_pics/pics/b468b.jpg] Gold from Colorado Quartz Mine, Jamestown, California [db_pics/pics/b468c.jpg]

Crystalline Gold specimen with bright luster and great yellow color. Weighs 2.9 grams.


B469 - Danburite $ 100
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.7 x 3 cm


Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469a.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469b.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469c.jpg]

Single light pink Danburite crystal. Glassy luster and transparent at the tip.


B470 - Tunellite $ 100 SOLD
Boron, Kern Co., California
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2 x 1 cm


Tunellite from Boron, Kern Co., California [db_pics/pics/b470a.jpg] Tunellite from Boron, Kern Co., California [db_pics/pics/b470b.jpg] Tunellite from Boron, Kern Co., California [db_pics/pics/b470c.jpg]

Floater, double terminated Tunellite crystal. This is an excellent example of this rare borate species. Most I've seen are partial crystals with contacts and only crystal faces in areas. This one has lovely stepped faces on both sides. Note that this is a stable borate, this one in perfect condition and comes with an old Burminco label.


B471 - Anatase $ 200
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b471a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b471b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b471c.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b471d.jpg]

Floater single crystal, double terminated and undamaged. Elongated with complex morphology.


B472 - Anatase on Quartz $ 120
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b472a.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b472b.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b472c.jpg]

A double-terminated 1.2 cm crystal of Anatase attached to a terminated Quartz crystal.


B473 - Danburite on Calcite $ 200 SOLD
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm


Danburite on Calcite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b473a.jpg] Danburite on Calcite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b473b.jpg] Danburite on Calcite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b473c.jpg]

A pair of water clear Danburite crystals attached to a transverse oriented Calcite, with a smaller Danburite sticking up between the other two. Aesthetic crystal arrangement and uncommon to see such top to bottom transparency in Danburite.


B474 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 350 SOLD
Huangang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 2.8 cm


Fluorite on Quartz from Huangang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b474a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huangang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b474b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huangang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b474c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huangang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b474d.jpg]

Deep blue Fluorite on milky Quartz. The highlight of this specimen is the large cubic Fluorite, 2cm across, grown atop the end of a Quartz crystal. Great color saturation to this Fluorite.


B475 - Apophyllite $ 250 SOLD
Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/b475a.jpg] Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/b475b.jpg]

Bow-tie formation of green Apophyllite crystals. A perfect undamaged floater with no points of attachment. Ex. Chris Whitney collection.


B476 - Sulfur $ 200 SOLD
Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.9 x 1 cm


Sulfur from Agrigento, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/b476a.jpg] Sulfur from Agrigento, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/b476b.jpg] Sulfur from Agrigento, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/b476c.jpg]

Bright yellow, almost glowing Sulfur crystals on matrix. Killer thumbnail! Ex. Chris Whitney collection.


B477 - Sphene $ 150
Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b477a.jpg] Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b477b.jpg] Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b477c.jpg]

Cluster of thick, green Sphene crystals. The crystals orient in an upright position and are thick making for a nice display thumbnail. There are crystals on the bottom too, it's a floater or nearly one.


B479 - Kunzite $ 200 SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 4.7 x 3 x 3 cm


Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b479a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b479b.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b479c.jpg]

Chunky gem crystal looking like a little green iceberg. Unusual in that it is square in cross-section. Double terminated and complete.


B480 - Uvite on Dolomite $ 300
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b480a.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b480b.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b480c.jpg]

Glassy, translucent bright green Uvite (Tourmaline) crystals on matrix of Dolomite crystals. Individual crystals of Uvite reach 1.2cm wide.



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