T115 - Chrysocolla psuedo. Malachite psuedo. Azurite with Wulfenite $ 1800
Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm
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
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
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
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
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.
T120 - Aquamarine with Scheelite $ 750
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pinwu Co., Sichuan, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 4 cm
Attractive combination specimen of tabular Aqua, Scheelite, and Quartz on Muscovite. the main Aqua is 3.3cm wide with highly glassy luster. Next to it is a 1.2cm octahedron of golden Scheelite. Aside from a couple partial Quartz crystals along the top edge, it is entirely undamaged.
T121 - Kyanite in Quartz $ 280 SOLD
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm
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.
T122 - Morganite $ 1200
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm
Gemmy 4.2cm wide Morganite crystal in Albite. A sharply formed crystal with good luster and interesting growth features on the surface of the crystal.
T123 - Morganite with Quartz $ 6500
Skardu District, Pakistan
large cabinet - 17 x 15 x 9 cm
Two large Morganite crystals on Albite with Quartz. The main Morganite is 7cm wide across the termination. All the Quartz crystals are lustrous and perfect and surround the Morganite. The main crystal extends through the matrix and can be backlit if desired (one photo is backlit). This specimen has the perfection of a small specimen but in large size.
T124 - Apatite $ 1250 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm
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
Lost Hope Mine, Karoi, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm
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
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm
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
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
Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm
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
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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