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T152 - Demantoid Garnet $ 280 SOLD
Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.0 x 1 cm


Demantoid Garnet from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t152a.jpg] Demantoid Garnet from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t152b.jpg] Demantoid Garnet from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t152c.jpg]

Complete single green Andradite var. Demantoid. Sharp and complete all around with good translucent green color.


T153 - Sturmanite $ 950
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t153a.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t153b.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t153c.jpg] Sturmanite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t153d.jpg]

Cluster of well formed Sturmanite crystals with a central crystal 1.8cm wide. Complete all around and undamaged. Fine quality thumbnail from the Minette collection.


T154 - Strengite with Rockbridgeite $ 380 SOLD
Leveaniemi Mine, Svappavaara, Sweden
miniature - 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm


Strengite with Rockbridgeite from Leveaniemi Mine, Svappavaara, Sweden [db_pics/pics/t154a.jpg] Strengite with Rockbridgeite from Leveaniemi Mine, Svappavaara, Sweden [db_pics/pics/t154b.jpg] Strengite with Rockbridgeite from Leveaniemi Mine, Svappavaara, Sweden [db_pics/pics/t154c.jpg]

Purple spheres of Strengite to 3mm with green spheres of Rockbridgite to 4mm. These specimens were collected in the 1980s from this now closed mine. Ex. George Elling Collection.


T155 - Chalcedony $ 400 SOLD
Morocco
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm


Chalcedony from Morocco [db_pics/pics/t155a.jpg] Chalcedony from Morocco [db_pics/pics/t155b.jpg] Chalcedony from Morocco [db_pics/pics/t155c.jpg] Chalcedony from Morocco [db_pics/pics/t155d.jpg]

Translucent white and brown Chalcedony forming a donut shape. Unique form and the the best specimen I've seen from this new find.


T156 - Rutile on Hematite $ 750 SOLD
Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Rutile on Hematite from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t156a.jpg] Rutile on Hematite from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t156b.jpg] Rutile on Hematite from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t156c.jpg] Rutile on Hematite from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t156d.jpg]

Stunning cluster of sharp Hematite crystals on matrix. Cavradi Hematite is classic and highly desired by collectors. The crystals are lustrous and sharp with the added bonus of epitaxial red Rutile crystals. Some areas of the crystals are also irridescent. The crystals reach 1.5cm and stand upright on the matrix making a stunning specimen from either the front or back side. Comes with old Bill Pinch label.


T157 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 450 SOLD
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.3 x 3 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t157a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t157b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t157c.jpg]

Bright hot pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals to 8mm in size. Although there are a couple bruised crystals, this is the highest quality Cobaltian Calcite with extra bright color and translucent to transparent crystals. The larger, scalenohedral crystals from tis mine get more fame, but these have the more intense color. Old stock.


T158 - Dioptase with Wulfenite $ 700
Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158a.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158b.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158c.jpg]

Bright green Dioptase and orange Wulfenite crystals on a matrix of hard blue Chrysocolla. Classic old time material.


T159 - Quartz over Chrysocolla stalagtites $ 200 SOLD
Ray Mine, Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm


Quartz over Chrysocolla stalagtites from Ray Mine, Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t159a.jpg] Quartz over Chrysocolla stalagtites from Ray Mine, Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t159b.jpg] Quartz over Chrysocolla stalagtites from Ray Mine, Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t159c.jpg]

Sparkling Quartz coated stalagtites of Chrysocolla on a vivid blue Chrysocolla matrix. One incomplete stalactite present and priced accordingly.


T160 - Tincalconite after Borax $ 350
Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 4 cm


Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160a.jpg] Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160b.jpg] Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160c.jpg]

Sharp, exceptionally well formed psuedomorph of Tincalconite after borax. Undamaged with excellent presentation from any angle. Not many of this quality recovered. The pure white color somehow lends to an overal artistic, sculptural appearance.


T161 - Benitoite $ 425
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 2 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161c.jpg]

Gemmy bright blue Benitoite crystals to 1.3cm. Central crystal has good sized gem zone/facet rough. This one has the qualities you want in Benitoite - good color, luster, sharp edges, and transparency.


T162 - Benitoite $ 225
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t162a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t162b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t162c.jpg]

Gemmy bright blue Benitoite crystal of 1.5cm on Natrolite. Good color, medium luster, sharp edges, and transparent in areas. Unfortunately one corner has some light damage.


T163 - Benitoite with Joaquinite $ 400
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 1.5 cm


Benitoite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t163a.jpg] Benitoite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t163b.jpg] Benitoite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t163c.jpg]

Deep blue Benitoite crystals to 1 cm on Natrolite with small brown crystals of the rare mineral Joaquinite.


T164 - Tourmaline $ 550 SOLD
Laghman Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 3.7 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Tourmaline from Laghman Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t164a.jpg] Tourmaline from Laghman Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t164b.jpg]

Unusually colored cluster of Tourmaline with a purple outer layer over a pink core. Weighs 12 grams.


T165 - Tourmaline with Quartz $ 450 SOLD
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


Tourmaline with Quartz from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t165a.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t165b.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t165c.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t165d.jpg]

Highly aesthetic floater specimn composed of double-terminated pink Tourmaline crystals to 3.5cm attached to a double-terminated smokey Quartz crystal. Complete all around with no significant damage.


T166 - Raspite with Stolzite $ 240 SOLD
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 3.8 x 3.2 x 2 cm


Raspite with Stolzite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/t166a.jpg] Raspite with Stolzite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/t166b.jpg] Raspite with Stolzite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/t166c.jpg]

Raspite, a rare lead tungstate, associated with blades of translucent Stolzite. Raspite was named after the discoverer of the orebody, Charles Rasp, who in 1885 founded the mine and the company that later became known as BHP Billington. Broken Hill is the type locality for Raspite.



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