Mixed Minerals from Tucson 2016


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B574 - Smithsonite $ 400
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574c.jpg]

Elongated, transparent Smithsonite crystals rising up out of a shallow vug in matrix. Crystals reach 1.5cm tall.


B575 - Azurite, Malachite after Azurite, Bayldonite $ 450 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Azurite, Malachite after Azurite, Bayldonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b575a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite, Bayldonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b575b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite, Bayldonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b575c.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite, Bayldonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b575d.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite, Bayldonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b575e.jpg]

Malachite psuedomorph of Azurite with Bayldonite. Grown on the Malachite are lustrous, thin, parallel, horizontal crystals of Azurite giving a stunning visual effect. Colorful combo specimen.


B576 - Apatite $ 290 SOLD
Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


Apatite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b576a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b576b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b576c.jpg]

Highly lustrous, undamaged Apatite crystal on matrix. The crystal is 1 x 1 cm in size and of very fine quality with color banding of reds and blue which is unusual in my experience.


B578 - Apatite on Dolomite $ 220 SOLD
La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Apatite on Dolomite from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/b578a.jpg] Apatite on Dolomite from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/b578b.jpg] Apatite on Dolomite from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/b578c.jpg]

Pink Apatite crystals on snow white Dolomite crystals. Undamaged. From a Columbian Emerald mine.


B579 - Apatite on Dolomite $ 240 SOLD
La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia
small cabinet - 6.8 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Dolomite from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/b579a.jpg] Apatite on Dolomite from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/b579b.jpg] Apatite on Dolomite from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/b579c.jpg]

Pink Apatite crystals on snow white Dolomite crystals. The Dolomite crystals on this specimen are very well developed. From a Columbian Emerald mine.


B582 - Rhodochrosite $ 350 SOLD
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado
small cabinet - 8.9 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/b582a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/b582b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/b582c.jpg]

Pink Rhodochrosite crystals associated with Quartz, Pyrite, and Galena.


B583 - Tourmaline $ 600 SOLD
Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/b583a.jpg] Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/b583b.jpg] Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/b583c.jpg]

Gem quality transparent chrome Tourmaline crystal from a new (at least to me) find in Kenya. There were only a handful of crystals available with one gem dealer, and most were only facet rough. As are most Tourmalines from this part of the world, this is likely a Dravite. Undamaged except for a couple tiny nicks to one edge. It is also double terminated. Superb!!!


B584 - Tourmaline $ 500 SOLD
Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/b584a.jpg] Tourmaline from Voi, near Tsavo National Park, Kenya [db_pics/pics/b584b.jpg]

Gem quality transparent chrome Tourmaline crystal from a new (at least to me) find in Kenya. There were only a handful of crystals available with one gem dealer, and most were only facet rough. As are most Tourmalines from this part of the world, this is likely a Dravite. Undamaged except for one tiny nick at the edge of the termination. Superb!!!



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