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B619 - Sphalerite, Galena on Quartz $ 350 SOLD
Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


Sphalerite, Galena on Quartz from Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/b619a.jpg] Sphalerite, Galena on Quartz from Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/b619b.jpg] Sphalerite, Galena on Quartz from Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/b619c.jpg] Sphalerite, Galena on Quartz from Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/b619d.jpg] Sphalerite, Galena on Quartz from Madan, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/b619e.jpg]

Gem, twinned Sphalerite crystals and Galena atop Quartz crystals. This is a particularly attractive example with the somewhat spherical, translucent Sphalerites grown along the tips of the Quartz. See the close-up photo with Sphalerite on a Galena cube on the tip of a Quartz crystal.


B620 - Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite $ 400
Trepca, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620a.jpg] Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620b.jpg] Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620c.jpg]

Unusual specimen composed of a central stalactitic-looking Galena rising out of black Sphalerite crystals. On the right side is a dense layer of fibrous Boulangerite crystals looking like a woolen blanket partially coating the Galena.


B623 - Pyromorphite on Quartz $ 240
Sarrowcole Hall Vein, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Pyromorphite on Quartz from Sarrowcole Hall Vein, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/b623a.jpg] Pyromorphite on Quartz from Sarrowcole Hall Vein, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/b623b.jpg]

Cluster of robust Quartz crystals coated by green Pyromorphite.


B624 - Manganite $ 850
Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624c.jpg]

Not your typical druse of Manganite crystals. This specien features a lustrous, metallic, jet-black, striated, manganite crystal of 1.8 cm rising out of an open vug. The vug is set in massive crystalline manganite lined with a bit of barite for contrast. These old Ilfeld Manganites are regarded as the world's best for species and came out in late 1800s.


B626 - Siderite $ 600
Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Siderite from Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b626a.jpg] Siderite from Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b626b.jpg]

Fine quality Siderite crystals over Quartz. The Siderite rhombs have excellent saturated color and reach 2cm in size. An old-time, desirable European classic of rich color and quality.


B627 - Barite $ 350
Sardinia, Italy
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627a.jpg] Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627b.jpg] Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627c.jpg]

Richly colored cluster of Barite crystals. The main crystal is a striking 3.3cm tall crystal rising up from the others and is complete all around. Transluscent to transparent with undamaged crystals.


HELIO5 - Heliodor $ 5000 SOLD
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.3 x 2.5


Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/helio5a.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/helio5b.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/helio5c.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/helio5d.jpg]

Etched single crystal with good etch marks and fantastic yellow color.  All gem with great luster, weighs 71 grams.



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