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T728 - Gold $ 2400 SOLD
Rosia Montana (Verespatak), Alba Co., Transylvania, Romania
small cabinet - 6.3 x 3 x 2 cm


Gold from Rosia Montana (Verespatak), Alba Co., Transylvania, Romania [db_pics/pics/t728a.jpg] Gold from Rosia Montana (Verespatak), Alba Co., Transylvania, Romania [db_pics/pics/t728b.jpg] Gold from Rosia Montana (Verespatak), Alba Co., Transylvania, Romania [db_pics/pics/t728c.jpg]

Leaf and crystalline Gold on Quartz rich matrix. Specimen has densely packed Gold with good coverage across the entire display face.


T729 - Phosgenite $ 900 SOLD
Monteponi, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Phosgenite from Monteponi, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/t729a.jpg] Phosgenite from Monteponi, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/t729b.jpg] Phosgenite from Monteponi, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/t729c.jpg] Phosgenite from Monteponi, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/t729d.jpg]

Old, seldom seen Phosgenite crystal group. Although etched looking in areas, it is fully crystallized all around, a floater. No damage.


T730 - Fluorite $ 450
Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t730a.jpg] Fluorite from Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t730b.jpg] Fluorite from Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t730c.jpg]

Deep amber colored cubic Fluorite over purple Fluorite. This is an old piece, probably at least 50 years old and potentially much older. Mining in this area started in the 15th century, the exact mine name is unknown.


T731 - Perovskite with Clinochlore $ 400
Ilmen Mtns., Chelyabinsk, Urals, Russia
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


Perovskite with Clinochlore from Ilmen Mtns., Chelyabinsk, Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/t731a.jpg] Perovskite with Clinochlore from Ilmen Mtns., Chelyabinsk, Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/t731b.jpg] Perovskite with Clinochlore from Ilmen Mtns., Chelyabinsk, Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/t731c.jpg]

Aesthetic display quality Perovskite specimen. Mirror lustrous crystals to 2cm in size on Clinochlore.


T732 - Aquamarine $ 2000 SOLD
Alabashka pegmatite field, Yuzhakovo Village, Middle Urals, Russia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm


Aquamarine from Alabashka pegmatite field, Yuzhakovo Village, Middle Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/t732a.jpg] Aquamarine from Alabashka pegmatite field, Yuzhakovo Village, Middle Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/t732b.jpg] Aquamarine from Alabashka pegmatite field, Yuzhakovo Village, Middle Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/t732c.jpg] Aquamarine from Alabashka pegmatite field, Yuzhakovo Village, Middle Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/t732d.jpg]

Gemmy and undamaged single Aqua crystal. Old specimen from a classic Russian locality. Ex. American Museum of Natural History.


T733 - Amethyst $ 350
South Africa
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


Amethyst from South Africa [db_pics/pics/t733a.jpg] Amethyst from South Africa [db_pics/pics/t733b.jpg] Amethyst from South Africa [db_pics/pics/t733c.jpg]

Amethyst crystal group with top purple color for the locality. These are sometimes called 'Cactus Quartz' and are no longer plentiful, however those with top color such as this were never plentiful. Undamaged except for one tiny chip, attractive formation.


T734 - Herderite $ 3000
Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm


Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734a.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734b.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734c.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734d.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734e.jpg]

Large single Herderite crystal with good purple color from the mine that has produced the world's best. This is a very large crystal and in good condition with many typical faces, etched (but glassy) faces, and a couple areas of contact.


T735 - Kunzite $ 1200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.8 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t735a.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t735b.jpg]

Gem quality purple/pink Kunzite crystal with a good termination. Back side of crystal appears to be a cleavage face. Weighs 147 grams.


T736 - Fluorite $ 400
Elmwood Mine, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 5 x 3 cm


Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/t736a.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/t736b.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/t736c.jpg]

Partially etched purple Fluorite cubes. These are the classic etched corners the mine is known for. This one however is uncommon as it is 3 intergrown cubes, each etched away to one corner each. A little bit of white Calcite grew upon the Fluorite after the etching was completed.


T737 - Carrollite on Calcite $ 900 SOLD
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Carrollite on Calcite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t737a.jpg] Carrollite on Calcite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t737b.jpg] Carrollite on Calcite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t737c.jpg]

Bright mirror lustrous Carrollite crystal, 2.8cm, on white Calcite. Displays beautifully.


T738 - Proustite $ 1200
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Proustite from Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/t738a.jpg] Proustite from Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/t738b.jpg] Proustite from Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/t738c.jpg]

A 2.7cm wide cluster of Proustite crystals on matrix. Though very old, the Proustite retains a bright red color.


T739 - Fluorite on Calcite $ 400
Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 12 x 6.5 x 5 cm


Fluorite on Calcite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t739a.jpg] Fluorite on Calcite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t739b.jpg] Fluorite on Calcite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t739c.jpg] Fluorite on Calcite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t739d.jpg]

Floater cluster of 'wheatsheaf' Calcite crystals interspersed with etched purple and yellow Fluorite crystals. Complete and undamaged all around.


T740 - Rhodochrosite $ 3000
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 3.0 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t740a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t740b.jpg]

Rhodochrosite over Manganite with a bright pink outler layer over alternating light pink and darker pink layers. The crystal form is one of the rarer types for the mine.


T741 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 2000 SOLD
Akchatau, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan
cabinet - 13.5 x 8 x 6.0 cm


Fluorite on Quartz from Akchatau, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t741a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Akchatau, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t741b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Akchatau, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t741c.jpg]

Quartz crystal cluster partially covered by Fluorite from a one time find many years ago. The Quartz are elongated crystals covered by tiny dark purple crystals with larger sharp, Fluorite octahedra on the right side. Undamaged all around with contact on the bottom where it was attached.  Backside is covered with purple Fluorite too.  Largest Fluorite is 2.2cm on the diagonal.


T742 - Rhodochrosite after Calcite $ 1800
Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 6 cm


Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742c.jpg]

Pink rhodochrosite with the dominant crystal 6cm wide and perfectly centered atop the specimen. The Rhodochrosite formed as a replacement after Calcite. The specimen has areas of coverage by drusy Quartz and has associated Pyrite.



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