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T312 - Tourmaline $ 500
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t312a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t312b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t312c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t312d.jpg]

Transparent pink Tourmaline crystal that intensifies to a cranberry color at the termination. This is an unusual crystal for the Himalaya Mine, somewhat square in cross-section with a steep multi-faceted termination. Undamaged.


T313 - Adamite $ 450 SOLD
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Adamite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t313a.jpg] Adamite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t313b.jpg] Adamite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t313c.jpg] Adamite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t313d.jpg]

Cluster of upright, chisel-terminated Adamite crystals with pink/purple coloration at the tips. Rare color! Ex. Ron Pellar collection.


T314 - Barite $ 80
Hellhole Pocket, 1075 foot level, Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Barite from Hellhole Pocket, 1075 foot level, Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t314a.jpg] Barite from Hellhole Pocket, 1075 foot level, Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t314b.jpg] Barite from Hellhole Pocket, 1075 foot level, Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t314c.jpg]

Transparent yellow blades of Barite forming a cluster on matrix. The transparent crystals from this pocket are by far my favorite from the mine. A couple small nicks, but overall in good condition.


T315 - Wulfenite $ 290
M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm


Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315a.jpg] Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315b.jpg] Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315c.jpg]

Single translucent yellow crystal on matrix. Undamaged though back edge is contacted where it grew against the pocket wall.


T316 - Boleite $ 350 SOLD
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t316a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t316b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t316c.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t316d.jpg]

Cluster of intergrown Boleite cubes. Largest cube is 7mm on edge.


T317 - Miargyrite on Quartz $ 140 SOLD
Rosebud Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Miargyrite on Quartz from Rosebud Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t317a.jpg] Miargyrite on Quartz from Rosebud Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t317b.jpg] Miargyrite on Quartz from Rosebud Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t317c.jpg]

Well formed Miargyrite crystals to 6mm on drusy Quartz. This locality is now closed.


T318 - Wulfenite $ 200
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 0.4 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t318a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t318b.jpg]

Thick, glassy orange crystal from recent finds.


T319 - Tourmaline $ 350
Malkan, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t319a.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t319b.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t319c.jpg]

Bright and lively pink Tourmaline. Great color and transparency, no damage.


T320 - Aquamarine $ 150
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


Aquamarine from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t320a.jpg] Aquamarine from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t320b.jpg] Aquamarine from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t320c.jpg]

Transparent, tabular Aqua on Albite and Muscovite containing a fluid-filled cavity with a moving bubble. Undamaged.


T321 - Diopside on Graphite $ 290
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321c.jpg]

Fine and undamaged single Diopside on Graphite. Great color and uniform shape. Hard to find this good.


T322 - Azurite on Volborthite with Malachite $ 950 SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Azurite on Volborthite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t322a.jpg] Azurite on Volborthite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t322b.jpg] Azurite on Volborthite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t322c.jpg] Azurite on Volborthite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t322d.jpg]

Rosette of Volborthite with Azurite crystals perched on top and back. Main Azurite is 1.5cm wide. This is rare stuff that will not be available in the future. These huge Volborthites are the world's best and a one time find, and those associated with Azurite are the most aesthetic.


T323 - Tourmaline $ 200
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t323a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t323b.jpg]

Single 'lipstick' Tourmaline crystal, complete all around and perfectly terminated.


T324 - Cuprian Adamite $ 200 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm


Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t324a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t324b.jpg]

Cluster of deep green Cuprian Adamite crystals. Mounted on a Lucite base.


T325 - Paracelsian $ 240 SOLD
Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


Paracelsian from Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/t325a.jpg] Paracelsian from Benallt Mine, Llyn Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/t325b.jpg]

Single gemmy chisel-terminated Paracelsian crystal. Excellent example of the species, recently traded out of the British museum.


T326 - Wavellite on Quartz $ 300 SOLD
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm


Wavellite on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t326a.jpg] Wavellite on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t326b.jpg] Wavellite on Quartz from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t326c.jpg]

Highly aesthetic specimen with a single 1cm sphere of yellow Wavellite attached to transparent Quartz.



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