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T115 - Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite with Wulfenite $ 1800 SOLD
Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm


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Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/t115a.jpg] Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/t115b.jpg] Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/t115c.jpg]

Richly colored double psudomorph of Chrsocolla after Malachite after Azurite. Big crystals are present across the top of this piece with a matrix covered by tiny spheres of Chrysocolla and small Wulfenite crystals. The blue on this specimen is just superb - compare to others which are more of a blueish green. Ex. Charlie Key collection.


T116 - Cerussite $ 900
Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.7 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm


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Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t116a.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t116b.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t116c.jpg]

Complete sixling Cerussite that is good sized. Large Cerussites are not as common from Touissit as they are from Tsumeb. The old label calls this a Cat's-eye Cerussite and indeed there are fibrous inclusions in areas that display a shiller effect. Complete on both sides and undamaged.


T118 - Vanadinite $ 280 SOLD
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t118a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t118b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t118c.jpg]

Brilliant red Vanadinite crystals on matrix. Crystals reach 1.8cm wide. I have looked at thousands of Vanadinite specimens over the years and most have a good side and a bad side. All the crystals facing one direction will have luster and the other sides will be dull and brownish. This specimen is one of the good ones with crystals that have the same bright red color and luster on both sides. A couple of the small crystals are incomplete and the top crystal has one tiny contact/ding, but all the others, the vast majority, are good. Bright, showy translucent red crystals.


T119 - Dioptase on Cerussite $ 1600 SOLD
Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase on Cerussite from Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t119a.jpg] Dioptase on Cerussite from Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t119b.jpg] Dioptase on Cerussite from Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t119c.jpg] Dioptase on Cerussite from Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t119d.jpg]

Wow. V-twin Cerussite with attached Dioptase crystals and another small V-twin attached. The Dioptase are not only undamaged, but they are gem transparent as well. I've never seen one like it. Ex. Charlie Key collection.


T121 - Kyanite in Quartz $ 280 SOLD
Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Kyanite in Quartz from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t121a.jpg] Kyanite in Quartz from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t121b.jpg] Kyanite in Quartz from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t121c.jpg]

Isolated, terminated single gem Kyanite crystal rising 2.7cm out of Quartz. Very uncommon in my experience to see a terminated single crystal like this.


T124 - Apatite $ 1250 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


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Apatite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t124a.jpg] Apatite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t124b.jpg] Apatite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t124c.jpg]

Single gem Apatite crystal with by far the best color I've ever seen in a Merelani Apatite. Gem quality top to bottom and well terminated. I've held on to this crystal for about 5 years now and it's time to release it.


T125 - Euclase $ 1250 SOLD
Lost Hope Mine, Karoi, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t125a.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t125b.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t125c.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t125d.jpg]

Stacked cluster of inky blue Euclase crystals. Some damage to a couple of the lesser crystals with a perfect main crystal on top that is 1.1cm and double terminated. Ex. Charlie Key collection.


T126 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 650 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t126a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t126b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t126c.jpg]

Triply terminated single Benitoite, 1.4cm wide, on Natrolite with a Neptunite crystal. The Benitoite is undamaged with smooth front faces and partially etched faces on the back. The Neptunite is terminated, with the termination at the end in the Natrolite.


T127 - Rosalite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 350 SOLD
Bou Azzer, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Rosalite on Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t127a.jpg] Rosalite on Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t127b.jpg] Rosalite on Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t127c.jpg]

Bright red Rosalite crystals atop pink cobaltian Calcite crystals. Some Roasalite along the edge are incomplete where the matrix broke, but there are plenty of perfect ones.


T128 - Cuprian Adamite $ 250 SOLD
Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


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Cuprian Adamite from Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t128a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t128b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t128c.jpg]

Bright green sperical clusters of Cuprian Adamite crystals on limonite matrix. Undamaged and excellent for a USA cuprian Adamite.


T129 - Epistilbite $ 320
Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/t129a.jpg] Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/t129b.jpg] Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/t129c.jpg]

Sperical cluster of Epistilbite crystals in an open vug in basalt. The crystals are highly lustrous and extend out from the center to varying distances creating a neat visual effect. Unfortunately one crystal at the very edge where the matrix broke away in incomplete. The rest of the spherical mass is perfect.

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