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T626 - Quartz on Tourmaline $ 260 (=~ € 233)
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 6 cm


Quartz on Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t626a.jpg] Quartz on Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t626b.jpg] Quartz on Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t626c.jpg] Quartz on Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t626d.jpg]

A transparent Quartz crystal attached to a mass of interconnected green Tourmaline crystals. Most of the Tourmaline are terminated, but some are not. Nothing but crystals all around.


T627 - Almandine in Schist $ 275 (=~ € 247)
Zillertal, Austria
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 4 cm


Almandine in Schist from Zillertal, Austria [db_pics/pics/t627a.jpg] Almandine in Schist from Zillertal, Austria [db_pics/pics/t627b.jpg] Almandine in Schist from Zillertal, Austria [db_pics/pics/t627c.jpg]

Classic old time Zillertal specimen with Garnets to 2cm in a silvery green schist.


T628 - Calcite on Quartz $ 650 (=~ € 584) SOLD
China
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Calcite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/t628a.jpg] Calcite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/t628b.jpg] Calcite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/t628c.jpg] Calcite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/t628d.jpg] Calcite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/t628e.jpg]

Amazingly aesthetic specimen with a translucent 'fan' of pink mangano Calcite on Quartz crystals. There are two light smokey Quartz crystals sticking out in the same direction. The narrow base of the Calcite fan sits right at the tip of the lower Quartz, with the uppder Quartz seemingly propping up the Calcite fan from behind. Undamaged. Just an incredibly beautiful piece, one of those you can't stop looking at.


T629 - Emerald $ 450 (=~ € 404)
Muzo Mine, Colombia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Emerald from Muzo Mine, Colombia [db_pics/pics/t629a.jpg] Emerald from Muzo Mine, Colombia [db_pics/pics/t629b.jpg] Emerald from Muzo Mine, Colombia [db_pics/pics/t629c.jpg]

Large Emerald crystal on matrix. The Emerald is 3 x 1.4cm in size and translucent with small gem zones. The termination is only somewhat smooth and contacted, but overall this specimen delivers alot of visual bang for the buck. This is an older piece out of a collection, likely mined 20-40 years ago.


T630 - Chrysocolla afte Azurite $ 400 (=~ € 359)
Live Oak Mine, Inspiration, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm


Chrysocolla afte Azurite from Live Oak Mine, Inspiration, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t630a.jpg] Chrysocolla afte Azurite from Live Oak Mine, Inspiration, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t630b.jpg] Chrysocolla afte Azurite from Live Oak Mine, Inspiration, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t630c.jpg]

Chrysocolla after Azurite psuedomorph with a large main crystal of over 3cm.


T631 - Pyromorphite on Quartz $ 350 (=~ € 314) SOLD
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Pyromorphite on Quartz from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t631a.jpg] Pyromorphite on Quartz from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t631b.jpg] Pyromorphite on Quartz from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t631c.jpg]

Vibrant green Pyromorphite crystals covering a matrix composed entirely of white Quartz crystals. I can find a couple missing crystals, but there are hundreds of perfect ones and it is virtually damage free. Specimens of Pyromorphite on Quartz crystals remain rare from this locality.


T632 - Manganite $ 450 (=~ € 404) SOLD
Caland Mine, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada
cabinet - 10 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Manganite from Caland Mine, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/t632a.jpg] Manganite from Caland Mine, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/t632b.jpg]

Sharp and lustrous Manganite crystals on matrix. This is the best Manganite from this locality I've ever owned. The crystals are very lustrous and larger than most, reaching 1.3cm, and it's undamaged.


T633 - Barite $ 500 (=~ € 449) SOLD
Stoneham, Weld County, Colorado, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 9 x 4 cm


Barite from Stoneham, Weld County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t633a.jpg] Barite from Stoneham, Weld County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t633b.jpg] Barite from Stoneham, Weld County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t633c.jpg] Barite from Stoneham, Weld County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t633d.jpg]

A large flat matrix of Calcite loaded with translucent to transparent blue Barite crystals. This is an old piece from a classic USA locality. It has well dispersed crystals across the Calcite and all the main crystals (and most all in general) are undamaged.


T634 - Copper $ 270 (=~ € 242)
Champion Mine, Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm


Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634a.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634b.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634c.jpg]

Branching groups of Copper crystals with a good patina. At first glance this appears like it could be a common hackly mass of Copper, however examination quickly reveals the sharply formed crystals.


T635 - Orpiment $ 400 (=~ € 359)
Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 5 cm


Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635b.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635c.jpg]

Golden Orpiment crystals on matrix from the best ever find of Orpiment in the USA. The crystals are translucent and reach 1.5cm in size. There is alot of '3-dimensionality' to the overall form of the piece, giving it more character as compared to the more common flat druses of crystals.


T636 - Zircon with Quartz $ 440 (=~ € 395)
Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636a.jpg] Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636b.jpg] Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636c.jpg]

Striking specimen of criss-crossing Zircon crystals at the base of a transparent smokey Quartz. Superb, undamaged.


T637 - Alexandrite $ 500 (=~ € 449)
Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm


Alexandrite from Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t637a.jpg] Alexandrite from Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t637b.jpg] Alexandrite from Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t637c.jpg]

Twinned 'sixlings' of Alexandrite. A remarkable parallel growth or stack of about 8 crystals. Purple and green color change and translucent when strongly backlit.


T638 - Copper $ 240 (=~ € 215)
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.7 x 2 cm


Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t638a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t638b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t638c.jpg]

Well crystallized branching group of copper crystals.


T639 - Harmotome on Calcite $ 400 (=~ € 359)
Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland
cabinet - 11.5 x 7.5 x 3.0 cm


Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639a.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639b.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639c.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639d.jpg]

Lustrous white crystals of the rare zeolite Harmotome across the front display face, with golden Calcite crystals on the backside. The Harmotome crystals occur in a wide mixture of size ranges up to 1cm.


T640 - Rhodochrosite $ 500 (=~ € 449)
Butte, Montana, USA
cabinet - 15 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/t640a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/t640b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/t640c.jpg]

Rhombic crystals of pink Rhodochrosite sprinkled with Pyrite. Specimen is nearly solid Rhodochrosite.



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