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B743 - Cuprian Aragonite on Copper with Azurite $ 350 SOLD
Laurium, Greece
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Cuprian Aragonite on Copper with Azurite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b743a.jpg] Cuprian Aragonite on Copper with Azurite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b743b.jpg] Cuprian Aragonite on Copper with Azurite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b743c.jpg]

Sculptural formation of light green Aragonite atop crystallized Copper, with areas of bright blue Azurite and green Malachite. The Argonite has a soft sea-foam green color and has been naturally etched into this interesting shape. The Copper occurs as a number of thin plates with Copper crystals growing off the platy Copper.


B744 - Scapolite $ 260 SOLD
Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b744a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b744b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b744c.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b744d.jpg]

Uncommon red Scapolite crystal from Tanzania. It's got a couple dings but the overall crystal form is good, and it's the only one like I have had the opportunity to buy, so I picked it up despite the damage. What's most interesting is the cat's-eye shimmer when held sideways under a light.


B745 - Tennantite after Azurite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.0 x 2.9 x 2.9 cm


Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b745a.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b745b.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b745c.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b745d.jpg]

Sharp, chisel-terminated Azurite crystals that have been psuedomorphed to Tennantite. Comes with two old labels.


B748 - Rhodonite in Galena $ 750 SOLD
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 5 cm


Rhodonite in Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b748a.jpg] Rhodonite in Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b748b.jpg] Rhodonite in Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b748c.jpg]

Multiple deep red Rhodonite crystals embedded in a Galena matrix. The larger crystals range from 1.5 to 2.2 cm.


B749 - Franklinite $ 650
Franklin, New Jersey
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 5.0 cm


Franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/b749a.jpg] Franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/b749b.jpg] Franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/b749c.jpg]

Large single Franklinite crystal, the largest I've ever owned. No matrix. There is damage along one edge, but regardless, it's a desirable, massive crystal. Ex. J.R. Thompson collection.


B750 - Elbaite on Albite $ 380 SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Elbaite on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b750a.jpg] Elbaite on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b750b.jpg] Elbaite on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b750c.jpg] Elbaite on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b750d.jpg] Elbaite on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b750e.jpg]

Double-terminated Elbaite crystal that grades from pink to green to clear, on Albite crystals. A second Elbaite is flat lying on an Albite blade. Undamaged.


B751 - Cinnabar $ 450
Tongren, Guizhou Province, China
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751a.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751b.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751c.jpg]

A splendid deep red, double-terminated Cinnabar crystal set in a well proportioned matrix covered by Dolomite crystals. The cinnabar crystal is 1.8cm long. There are areas of stepped growth on the front faces, but not damage.


B752 - Gold on Quartz with Pyrite $ 280 SOLD
Zlate Hory, Moravia, Czech Republic
miniature - 5.0 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Gold on Quartz with Pyrite from Zlate Hory, Moravia, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/b752a.jpg] Gold on Quartz with Pyrite from Zlate Hory, Moravia, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/b752b.jpg]

Areas of bright Gold on granular Quartz with small pyrite crystals.


B753 - Bornite $ 900 SOLD
Mine 65, Dzeszhkazgan, Kazakhstan
miniature - 4.4 x 3.3 x 2 cm


Bornite from Mine 65, Dzeszhkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/b753a.jpg] Bornite from Mine 65, Dzeszhkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/b753b.jpg] Bornite from Mine 65, Dzeszhkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/b753c.jpg]

Two superbly crystallize Bornite crystals on a small breccia plate coated by tiny Quartz crystals. The large crystal meausres 2.4 cm across, and both have a good irridescent patina.


B754 - Szenicsite $ 1200 SOLD
Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/b754a.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/b754b.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/b754c.jpg]

Dense grouping of bright green platy crystals of rare Szenicsite. A good thumbnail of a mineral that is both rare and attractive.


B755 - Calcite on Aragonite $ 400 SOLD
Liupanshui Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Calcite on Aragonite from Liupanshui Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b755a.jpg] Calcite on Aragonite from Liupanshui Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b755b.jpg] Calcite on Aragonite from Liupanshui Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b755c.jpg]

A band of spiky Calcite laterally crosses hot pink Aragonite, resembling a ballerina's tutu. A few of these showed up at the Munich show but I have not seen any since. Bright, attractive, and uncommon.


B756 - Calcite in Shell $ 250
Okechobee County, Florida
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 5 cm


Calcite in Shell from Okechobee County, Florida [db_pics/pics/b756a.jpg] Calcite in Shell from Okechobee County, Florida [db_pics/pics/b756b.jpg] Calcite in Shell from Okechobee County, Florida [db_pics/pics/b756c.jpg]

Fossil bivalve (Mercenaria species) from the Pleistocene, later filled with golden Calcite crystals. It has an openning on both sides, it looks the same front of back, allowing viewing of the translucent crystals.


B758 - Calcite $ 250
Boron, California
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758a.jpg] Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758b.jpg] Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758c.jpg]

Unusual stalactitic formation of golden Calcite from a locality more known for it's variety of Borate minerals. The main cylindical formation is 2.1 x 1.5 cm in size attached to the main stalactite. Translucent, undamaged, with vertical striations.


B759 - Calcite $ 250
Wessels Mine, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.3 x 5 x 1.7 cm


Calcite from Wessels Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b759a.jpg] Calcite from Wessels Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b759b.jpg] Calcite from Wessels Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b759c.jpg]

Transparent Calcite rhomb with later geneation overgrowths. The larger overgrowths are transparent and the smaller overgrowths are extremely bright and reflective, much better than the photos. Ex. E.J. Immelman and P. de Bruyn collections dating back to at least 1997.


B760 - Calcite $ 180 SOLD
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 5 cm


Calcite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b760a.jpg] Calcite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b760b.jpg] Calcite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b760c.jpg]

Dense, elongated Calcite crystals rising vertically from the base. There are a couple broken off crystals but it is generally in good condition. There are tiny crystals of attached Pyrite or another sulfide mineral. Ex. Matthew Webb collection.



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